“These men will significantly impact JSU football,” Sanders said. “We are not building a coaching staff. We are building a program that can be dominant and have sustainability.”
Brewster was with the Gophers for three years and will now coach wide receivers and tight ends as senior assistant head coach. He also coached in the NFL from 2002-04 with the then-San Diego Chargers.
He was credited with developing All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates. Brewster also served as an assistant at Mississippi State, Florida State, and Florida.
— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) June 2, 2022
Sanders came under fire from Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently about his recruiting practices, which Sanders took offense to. Saban later tried to call and apologize, but reports are that Sanders didn’t take the call.
Although the pair apparently did kiss and make up, Sanders still says he was hurt by Saban’s words.
“The thing that stung was that, so you feel like there’s no connectivity for the culture, for our people so that the only way we could do that is if we’re paying them,” he said. “So that’s how you feel? So it’s no way that I could secure a Power Five-caliber player … like he chose something less to participate in than what they could offer?”
Many people thought Saban went too far going after Sanders, but after all that was said and done, Sanders hired a former Power 5 head coach, not a former HBCU coach or assistant as his top assistant- and the response has been interesting.
New post: Former #gophers coach and noted chili temperature enthusiast Tim Brewster will bring the heat as he joins Deion Sanders' staff at Jackson State.
— RandBall (@RandBall) June 3, 2022
Brewster seemingly has a reputation of blocking a few reporters in the past.
Former #Gophers head coach Tim Brewster has joined Deion Sanders as an assistant on Jackson State's football staff. @RandBall writes (and has the 'I'm hired' tweet in case you're among those #BlockedByBrewster).https://t.co/3YLRZviXGe pic.twitter.com/3nqsedDKqK
— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) June 3, 2022
It seems as if some Minnesota fans and the press weren’t impressed with his time with the Gophers, maybe he has changed since his time there.
@DeionSanders Coach Prime, you need to know that there is no bigger phonie then Tim Brewster. Hit undo before you taint your program.
— Scott Lambrecht (@scottlambrecht) June 3, 2022