The papers are signed, the hands are shaken and Dan Mullen is back to his day job.
Former University of Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster has been hired as the new wide receivers coach at Mississippi State, the university just confirmed.
Brewster, who replaces the recently-departed Angelo Mirando, was the head coach of the Golden Gophers from 2007-2010, leading his team to the Insight Bowl in consecutive seasons in 2008 and 2009.
After his playing career at Illinois, Brewster coached at Purdue, North Carolina and Texas, before heading to the NFL, where he coached with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos over a five-year period.
Brewster is now the only one of MSU’s assistant coaches with head coaching experience.
Mullen expressed his pleasure at being able to hire a coach with so much experience, both professionally and in the college ranks.
“Tim is a veteran football coach and his football knowledge and ability to teach made him the perfect choice to join our staff at this time,” Mullen said in a release. “He’ll hit the ground running as we get ready for Jackson State.”
The Bulldogs, of course, open the season next Saturday, hosting JSU in Davis Wade Stadium.
Earlier this week, Mullen discussed the possibility of his short-term hire at the position also becoming the long-term solution.
It’s unclear if Brewster, who spent the 2011 season as a college football analyst for Fox Sports, could become the long-term coach, though his resume’ indicates he could certainly be an able option.
“I appreciate the opportunity Coach Mullen is giving me here at Mississippi State,” Brewster said. “The staff here has done such a great job and I’m going to catch up as quickly as possible.”