Updated: Feb 11
When Mack Brown hired his staff last December, the biggest question many had was whether or not they would be to hang on to some of the big names that they had added to the staff. Now, just a little over a month after the completion of the first season back under Mack Brown, the Tar Heels have lost one of the most important members of the staff.
Earlier this afternoon, it was announced that recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Tim Brewster has left to take a job on Dan Mullen’s staff at Florida to replace the departed Larry Scott. Brewster, who turned down an offer to return to Texas A&M, the school that he left to come to Chapel Hill last season. In his lone year at Carolina, Brewster helped to land the best recruiting since 2009, as the class ranked in the top 20 nationally and 2nd or 3rd in the ACC rankings in all four of the major rankings. While he had a lot of success on the recruiting trail, the Tar Heels tight ends had their struggles this year, catching a total of 18 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Not a single Tar Heel caught double-digit passes this season and none reached the 100-yard receiving mark for the season. This departure doesn’t come as too much of a shock, as this will be Brewster's fourth different coaching job in as many years.
The Tar Heels are left searching for, at the least, a tight ends pretty late in the coaching carousel. While there are no concrete names as off yet, one name to keep an eye to be added to the staff is Central Florida wide receiver coach Darrell Wyatt, a former member of Brown’s staff back at Texas and served as the team's co-recruiting coordinator from 2011 through 2012. Again this is just speculation, but as the names begin to role in, we’ll have you covered.