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    Background on Brewster

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.ph...contentID=4041

    Tim Brewster enters his second season as tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos in 2006 and his fifth year as an NFL coach. Brewster, who has 20 years of coaching experience, officially joined the Broncos' staff on Jan. 31, 2005, after instructing the San Diego Chargers' tight ends for three seasons.
    Before working for San Diego, where he developed Antonio Gates from an undrafted free agent with no college football experience into an All-Pro, Brewster coached for 14 years at the Division I-A college level. He helped produce six tight ends who signed NFL contracts, including four who were selected in the NFL Draft.
    In 2005, Brewster's tight ends helped the Broncos post a 13-3 record and capture the AFC West title en route to advancing to the AFC Championship Game. Jeb Putzier ranked fourth among NFL tight ends (2nd in AFC) in yards per reception average, posting a 13.0-yard average on 37 receptions for 481 yards. The blocking of Brewster's unit helped the club rank second in the NFL in rushing (158.7 ypg.) and place third in the league in fewest sacks allowed (23).
    Brewster in 2005 also tutored rookie tight end Wesley Duke, who like Gates played basketball only in college and was an undrafted free agent. Duke caught a 1-yard touchdown pass for his first career catch at Buffalo (12/17/05) and started for the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers (1/22/06).
    Brewster, 45, served as San Diego's tight ends coach from 2002-04 and held additional responsibilities as the club's assistant head coach for the 2004 season. He oversaw the rapid development of Gates, who in 2004 earned first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press and a Pro Bowl selection after playing only his second year of football since high school. Gates set an NFL single-season touchdown record (13) for tight ends in 2004 while ranking third in receiving yards (964) and fourth in receptions (81) among NFL tight ends.
    In Gates' first NFL season and first football action in six years during the 2003 campaign, Brewster helped the young talent rank third on the Chargers with 24 receptions. While his tight ends showed progress as pass catchers, Brewster's unit was adept at blocking in a potent rushing attack that gained more than 2,100 yards on the ground in each of his three seasons with the team.
    Before joining the Chargers, Brewster enjoyed success at the University of Texas (1998-2001) and the University of North Carolina (1989-97), where he also coached special teams and was the Tar Heels' recruiting coordinator. He worked on Head Coach Mack Brown's staffs at both schools and developed six tight ends who signed NFL contracts.
    In four years at Texas, Brewster's tight ends played a key role in the team advancing to a bowl game (two Cotton Bowls, two Holiday Bowls) each season. He tutored two tight ends who earned All-Big 12 Conference honors, including 1998 first-team selection Derek Lewis, and coached two players who signed NFL contracts in Lewis and Bo Scaife, who was drafted in the sixth round by Tennessee in 2005. Brewster's tight ends at Texas blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his four seasons at the school, highlighted by Ricky Williams' 2,124-yard (sixth-most in NCAA history) Heisman Trophy-winning season in 1998. Also in 1998, Brewster developed Lewis into a scoring threat as the tight end finished the year second on the Longhorns with six touchdown receptions in a season that ended with a Cotton Bowl win.
    He honed the skills of a pair of converted Longhorns defensive ends in 1999 as well as true freshman Scaife, helping the tight ends total 24 receptions for 267 yards with four touchdowns. Scaife became a 2001 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection under Brewster's tutelage only one year after missing the entire season with a major knee injury.
    In nine years at North Carolina, Brewster mentored four All-Atlantic Coast Conference selections at tight end and helped the school advance to six consecutive bowl games from 1992-97. As recruiting coordinator, his efforts secured the talent that helped the 1997 team go 11-1 and win the Gator Bowl. Brewster, who served as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina for the 1989 season before earning a full-time position in 1990, oversaw the development of four Tar Heels tight ends who signed NFL contracts: Alge Crumpler (Falcons, 2001-present), Freddie Jones (Chargers, 1997-2001; Cardinals, 2002- 04), Greg DeLong (Vikings, 1995-98; Ravens, 1999; Jaguars, 2000) and Deems May (Chargers, 1992- 96; Seahawks, 1997-99). Crumpler and Jones were second-round choices in the NFL Draft while May was a seventh-round selection.
    Brewster guided Crumpler to second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference distinction and honorable mention All-America accolades from Football News as a sophomore in 1997. He also mentored Jones to a first-team All-ACC selection in 1995 and again in 1996 when Jones set a North Carolina single-season record for receptions by a tight end (32) to garner third-team All-America honors from Football News.
    His tight ends at North Carolina were critical to the team's rushing success as their blocking helped clear the way for five different 1,000-yard seasons, including Natrone Means' back-to-back 1,000-yard years in 1991 and '92. DeLong, a first-team All-ACC tight end in 1994, twice earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors for his blocking in 1996 under Brewster's tutelage.
    Brewster spent 1987-88 as head coach at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Ind., directing a wide-open offense that won 15 of 23 games during that period. He developed Indiana's passing leader in both of his seasons as head coach. He began his coaching career in 1986 at Purdue University, where he coached tight ends and offensive tackles as a graduate assistant.
    A former two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection at the University of Illinois, Brewster led the nation's tight ends in receiving in 1983 and captained the Illini to the 1984 Rose Bowl vs. UCLA. Brewster, who graduated from Illinois with a bachelor's degree in political science, played in the training camps of the New York Giants (1984) and Philadelphia Eagles (1985).
    Brewster was born Oct. 13, 1960, in Phillipsburg, N.J. He and his wife, Cathleen, have three sons: Eric, Clint and Nolan.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    He seems to have specialized so much for so long that one might question whether he is prepared to be a head coach.


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    Re: Background on Brewster

    That is a good point... and also, he is coaching for a pro team right now. Assuming that the Broncos go to the playoffs, he might not be available until January.




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    Re: Background on Brewster

    I think you can bail anytime in the NFL. I'm not sure though.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWild View Post
    I think you can bail anytime in the NFL. I'm not sure though.
    I think you are right, I'm pretty sure that was the case when Wiess took the ND job.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Forgot about that, good call 322.




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    Re: Background on Brewster

    One thing sounds for sure....we'd have tight ends lined up outside the door to get into Iowa State if he became coach.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    It's hard not to be excited about his reputation as a recruiter. He knows Texas - that is a HUGE plus.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Another thing. Capt, Kirk coached offensive linemen forever before he became a head coach.


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    Re: Background on Brewster

    One interesting point in looking at Brewster - would he bring with him another Broncos coach as D-Coordinator? Kirk Doll is the LB coach at Denver and has many years of college experience, including LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and, most importantly, ISU. He also has special teams/kicker coaching experience and may be a great benefit in looking at a staff.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    I agree with CysMyGuy. Someone that could recruit Texas is huge to the success of ISU. Brew (I like the sound of that) could definitely help our O-line. KF has had a lot of success recruiting TE's and turning them into O-linemen. Is something Brewin'?



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Quote Originally Posted by klerme View Post
    Kirk Doll is the LB coach at Denver and has many years of college experience, including LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and, most importantly, ISU.
    Man - that sounds like a great package. Can they start this afternoon?



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    You are all forgetting about Larry Coyer that is also in Denver as the Defensive Coordinator...he has a stint at ISU also



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Quote Originally Posted by Lastplace View Post
    You are all forgetting about Larry Coyer that is also in Denver as the Defensive Coordinator...he has a stint at ISU also
    Actually, I wasn't forgetting, I just highly doubt a DC from NFL would come and be a DC in college. That is why I looked at Doll. Patterson (DL coach) also could be an option, but Doll seems to be the more logical choice for DC if Brewster were the choice.



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    Re: Background on Brewster

    Here is a link I found about Brewster interviewing for the Illinois job.

    http://illinois.scout.com/2/321990.html

    I like this part -- In fact, recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said this morning in an interview that "He's the best recruiter I've ever seen… he has a drive. It's almost like he has a chip on his shoulder. When he loses a kid, he gets upset."



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