Tim Brewster leaves Mississippi State for Florida State tight end coach position

Streeter Lecka

FSU's coaching search spanned three months, but finally appears to be over.

Florida State has completed its coaching staff following the departure of seven coaches since the completion of the 2012 regular season by adding Tim Brewster of Mississippi State to coach tight ends according to multiple reports.

Surprisingly, Brewster, who has head coaching experience at Minnesota, and about 20 years of experience coaching tight ends at the college and NFL level, only made $225,000 at Mississippi State.

From the Mississippi Clarion Ledger on February 13:

Brewster and Mullen apparently had discussions in the past about moving the former Minnesota coach to tight ends, a position he coached for 18 years on the college and NFL levels, according to an MSU press release. Brewster joined MSU's staff following the sudden resignation of Angelo Mirando in late August.

"[Brewster] did an outstanding job leading our wide receivers to their most productive season last year, and is a valuable asset to our staff and his flexibility and versatility as a coach are appreciated," Mullen said.

MSU's receivers combined for a school-record 141 catches to go along with 1,973 yards and 15 touchdowns last season under Brewster. Chad Bumphis set a school record with 12 receiving touchdowns.

... Salaries for Brewster ($225,000) will remain the same.

Brewster's addition will mean that Randy Sanders will coach quarterbacks, and new hire Jay Graham will coach running backs. Florida State had originally hired Billy Napier, of Colorado State, to take over for the tight end coaching duties of the departed James Coley, but Napier was lured away by Alabama after just a few short weeks.

Brewster is known to have a very strong personality and there are questions about how his style will mesh with the current staff, which already has some strong personalities in the football building. Of course, the flip side of having strong personalities is that they command a certain level of respect which might not have been afforded to more timid people.

Brewster is also known as a strong recruiter and has been successful in such a role at all of his college stops.


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