UNC Football: Tim Brewster leaves Tar Heels for Florida job

The UNC Football program loses a valuable member of their coaching staff and a good recruiter as Tim Brewster is leaving for Florida

The North Carolina Tar Heels had their best season since 2016 when they finished 7-6 overall and capped it off with a big bowl win over Temple back in December. Mack Brown and his staff then turned in a Top 20 recruiting class as the signing period begins to wrap up for the 2020 class.

But Brown and the Tar Heels will be moving forward into 2020 without a key staff member.

Tight ends coach and ace recruiter Tim Brewster is reportedly leaving North Carolina to take a job on Dan Mullen’s staff at the University of Florida. Inside Carolina first reported the news of Brewster leaving early on Thursday afternoon.

Per Inside Carolina, Brewster will leave UNC and take the tight ends job at Florida:

North Carolina tight ends coach Tim Brewster is leaving UNC to accept a position as Florida’s tight ends coach, multiple sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Thursday.

Brewster coached at UNC from 1989-1997 under Brown and returned in 2019 to coach the tight end position. He was also a lead recruiter for the program and led the recruitment of Desmond Evans and Clyde Pinder Jr.

Just a month or so ago Brewster entertained a job offer from Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M and instead got a raise from North Carolina to stay. Now he’s off to the SEC to join a Florida program that won the Citrus Bowl by beating Virginia and is a program that could contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Brewster previously made coaching stops in his career at Mississippi State, Purdue, Florida State, Texas and Minnesota. UNC will now be on the search for a new tight ends coach and will have to fill his recruiting role as well.

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