Florida football to hire Tim Brewster as assistant coach, per reports

By Adam Silverstein
February 6, 2020
Florida football to hire Tim Brewster as assistant coach, per reports
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The lone open spot on the Florida Gators coaching staff appears to have been filled with head coach Dan Mullen reportedly plucking assistant coach Tim Brewster from the North Carolina Tar Heels. Brewster will join Florida after initially deciding to stick with North Carolina despite interest from Texas A&M this offseason, according to FootballScoop.com and 247Sports’ Inside Carolina.

A 30-year coaching veteran and ace recruiter who served as assistant head coach, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at UNC last season as Mack Brown returned to coach the Tar Heels, it is unknown what Brewster’s specific responsibilities will be with the Gators.

However, other than serving as head coach at Minnesota from 2007-10, Brewster has been an offensive assistant for the rest of his coaching career. He has worked as a tight ends coach for 25 seasons, including 20 in college and five in the NFL.

Florida is looking to replace tight ends coach Larry Scott, who has been hired as head coach at Howard, though the school has not formally announced the move.

Brewster rose to prominence as a member of Brown’s original North Carolina staff (1989-97) before moving with him to Texas as tight ends coach (1998-2001). He spent five seasons coaching the position in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers (2002-04) and Denver Broncos (2005-06) before getting the Golden Gophers job.

After serving as wide receivers coach under Mullen at Mississippi State in 2012, Brewster returned to coaching tight ends at Florida State (2013-17) and Texas A&M (2018) before going back to UNC once it hired Brown last offseason.

Brewster earned approximately $400,000 last season, per the USA Today salary database, but was making nearly $500,000 the prior season with Texas A&M.

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