Report: Brewster joins Mississippi State staff

Report: Brewster joins Mississippi State staff

Published Aug. 23, 2012 11:40 a.m. ET

Former University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster is back in the college football coaching ranks.

Brewster will be the new wide receivers coach at Mississippi State, according multiple reports. Brewster will replace former wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando, who recently resigned for personal reasons.

Brewster’s tenure at Minnesota was tumultuous. From the first time he stepped on campus, he promised to bring the Gophers back to the Rose Bowl. But in his four seasons as head coach, Minnesota never finished better than 7-6. His team went 1-11 in his first year in 2007, then improved to 7-6 in 2008 and played in the Insight Bowl.

With Brewster at the helm, the Gophers appeared in a second straight Insight Bowl in 2009 after going 6-6 in the regular season. Brewster was fired before the end of the 2010 season, however, after Minnesota failed to take a step forward and finished with a 3-9 record. Jeff Horton served as interim head coach for the last few games of that year, and Jerry Kill took over the program prior to the 2011 season.

Brewster had no prior college head coaching experience when Minnesota hired him. He had previously served as the tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was also the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers from 2002-04. Before that, he held the same title at the University of Texas from 1998-2001.

Last season, Brewster served as a sideline analyst for FX Game of the Week.

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