Fired Minnesota coach Brewster could return to NFL

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

An NFL insider has told PFW that Tim Brewster, who was fired Sunday as head coach at the University of Minnesota, could resurface in the NFL as an offensive assistant.

Brewster previously was the tight ends coach for the Chargers (2002-04) and Broncos (2005-06) before heading to the Twin Cities. His connections to Mike Shanahan and Gary Kubiak from his time in Denver, as well as experience in San Diego, have led some to believe Brewster could see interest from the Redskins, Texans or Chargers.

Brewster has received a lot of credit for turning Antonio Gates from a raw, undrafted rookie into the premier tight end in the NFL. He was not cut out to be a head coach though, as he had a 15-30 record in his 3½ seasons with the Golden Gophers.

The way we see it

The speculation surrounding Brewster likely will be resolved this offseason, but the question of his replacement at Minnesota will linger. Expect to hear the name of Tony Dungy, who graduated from the school, despite the fact that the NBC commentator has said he is not interested in returning to coaching.