Mississippi State Blog: New WR coach hired; Hull added to ring of honor

By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal

From Brad Locke’s Inside Mississippi State Sports Blog …

Report: Bulldogs hire Ex-Minnesota Coach Brewster

Mississippi State has reportedly hired former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster as its wide receivers coach.

247sports.com reported this morning that Brewster will replace Angelo Mirando, who abruptly resigned on Sunday citing “unforeseen personal issues.” Head coach Dan Mullen said Tuesday that he was hoping to at least have a short-term plan in place by the end of this week, but this appears to be more of a long-term solution.

According to 247’s J.C. Shurburtt, Brewster is flying in to Starkville today and will be at practice. Shurburtt wrote that Brewster is a “tremendous recruiter and good evaluator.”

Brewster has never coached wide receivers but has coached tight ends quite a bit, most recently with the Denver Broncos (2005-06). He also coached that position group with the San Diego Chargers (2002-04) and was assistant head coach his final season there. Prior to entering the NFL, Brewster was an assistant at Texas (1998-2001, tight ends) and North Carolina (1989-97, tight ends/special teams/recruiting coordinator).

Brewster began his coaching career in 1986 as a Purdue graduate assistant (tight ends/offensive tackles), then spent two years as head coach at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Ind., before taking the UNC post.

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Kent Hull to Be Added to Ring of Honor

Former Mississippi State center Kent Hull will have his name put on the Ring of Honor at Davis Stadium this fall, the school announced today.

Hull, who died last year at the age of 50, was a first-team freshman All-SEC selection in 1979 and was a key part of the 1980 team that upset No. 1 Alabama. After an accolades-fllled career at MSU, Hull spent three years in the USFL, and then 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He worked with quarterback Jim Kelly in Buffalo’s no-huddle offense, which led to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Hull, a Pontotoc native, was named a Pro Bowler three times.

His family will participate in a pregame ceremony on Sept. 8 (Auburn game).

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