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February 27, 2013
The massive turnover among Florida State's assistant coaching ranks is now a thing of the past.
Florida State has hired Mississippi State wide receivers coach and former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster as the new tight ends coach, Warchant.com has learned. The deal was finalized on Wednesday.
The hire completes Florida State's coaching staff, which saw a total of seven assistant coaches leave during the offseason including former tight ends coach Billy Napier, who was hired in January and promptly left for a job at Alabama last week.
Brewster, 52, spent last season as Mississippi State's wide receivers coach. Brewster's background is at the tight end position, where he spent 18 seasons as a position coach at the Division I-A and NFL levels.
Before Mississippi State, Brewster spent four seasons as head coach at Minnesota (2007-10), going 15-30 overall. He led the Golden Gophers to a pair of Insight.com Bowl appearances (2008-09).
Prior to Minnesota, he spent five seasons as a tight ends coach in the NFL including three with the Chargers (2002-04) while grooming All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates. He spent the 2004 season as San Diego's assistant head coach, then coached tight ends with the Denver Broncos from 2005-06.
Before the NFL, Brewster was the tight ends coach at North Carolina for nine seasons (1989-97), then left with head coach Mack Brown to work with tight ends at Texas from 1998-2001.
Brewster is the second assistant coach hired by FSU's Jimbo Fisher in the past 24 hours. FSU hired former Tennessee and South Carolina running backs coach Jay Graham on Monday, but a source told Warchant.com that it was not immediately clear which coaching position Graham would fill on the offensive staff until the final vacancy was filled.
Warchant learned Wednesday that the plan is to move current FSU running backs coach Randy Sanders - a former quarterback and longtime QB coach - to coach FSU's quarterbacks while Graham will coach running backs and Brewster will coach tight ends.
For more information, stay close to Warchant.com.
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