Fitch, Brewer no longer in mix at Minnesota

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster hasn't announced his choice for offensive coordinator, but several candidates have withdrawn from consideration.

East Carolina offensive coordinator Todd Fitch, who interviewed Saturday with Brewster, said he's staying with the Pirates.

"I will return to East Carolina University in 2009 and plan to be a part of the Pirates' football program for many years to come," Fitch said in a statement. "My family and I are committed to coach [Skip] Holtz, the university, and the city of Greenville and are excited about the future."

Oklahoma State co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer also pulled out of the running, telling Scout.com, "I am honored that coach [Tim] Brewster thought enough of met to interview for such a position and appreciate that opportunity."

St. Louis Rams assistant Jeff Horton remains in the running. Brewster expected to name his offensive coordinator today.