Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.
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Tim Brewster is a coach again, according to several news reports.
The former Gophers head coach has accepted a job as receivers coach at Mississippi State, ESPN reported Thursday. Brewster replaces Angelo Mirando, who held the position for one season and resigned abruptly on Sunday for personal reasons.
Brewster was 15-30 at Minnesota before being fired in October 2010 after the Gophers' 1-6 start. He was replaced on an interim basis by Jeff Horton, who went 2-3 to finish the season, and eventually Jerry Kill. After unsuccessfully seeking the head coaching job at Texas State, Brewster spent last season as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports, and had agreed to work as a game analyst for CBS Sports Network this season.
But a call from MSU coach Dan Mullen changed those plans. Brewster has experience as an assistant coach at North Carolina, Texas and in the NFL with the Chargers and Broncos, mostly coaching tight ends.
Mississippi State, 7-6 a year ago but 2-6 in the SEC, opens its season a week from Saturday against Jackson State.
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