Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tim Brewster to coach MSU wide receivers
By Edward Aschoff
Former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster will be Mississippi State's next wide receivers coach, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Brewster, who was fired from Minnesota in 2010, replaces Angelo Mirando, who resigned Sunday. Sources told ESPN's Joe Schad that Mirando resigned because of an ongoing NCAA investigation related to his recruitment of at least one player on Mississippi State's roster.
A statement from the school Sunday said that Mirando's resignation was due to "unforeseen personal issues."
Mirando left the Bulldogs less than two weeks before the season opener against Jackson State, but Brewster arrives with a talented, veteran group of receivers to work with. Mississippi State's three starting receivers -- Chad Bumphis, Arceto Clark and Chris Smith -- are all seniors and have combined to catch 221 passes for 2,782 yards and 22 touchdowns in their careers.
There is also some young talent that should contribute this fall, including redshirt freshman Joe Morrow, who has received a ton of praise from the Bulldogs' staff since the spring.
Brewster went 15-30 at Minnesota, including 6-21 in the Big Ten, and had agreed to become an analyst with the CBS Sports Network this month.