It was an inexcusable act to the Florida State Seminoles fans. James Coley, the man who had helped bring in top recruiting classes to Tallahassee nearly every year he had been on staff with his fiery angst and apparent passion for the school, had departed. Not only had he departed, he had fled to the University of Miami, of all places. Coley would now recruit talent for the school that he had led ‘Noles fans to believe that he had despised along with them. It was the ultimate act of betrayal and the wound may never heal.
Well, that was until former Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Tim Brewster stepped in and immediately made FSU fans forget that Coley had ever held any sort of existence within the confines of Doak Campbell Stadium.
Brewster was hired following the 2012 season by head coach Jimbo Fisher after spending one season as the wide receivers coach for Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Most Florida State fans didn’t really know what to expect from Brewster, especially after being used to Coley’s lovingly-erratic behavior.
Well, through the lovely innovation that is social media, they were soon to learn that not only would they have no problem warming up to Brewster, but he would show them that he could accomplish the once-unthinkable task of making Coley’s personality seem akin to that of a social recluse.
I can’t attest to what a recruit’s view of Brewster’s social media activity is, but I, as a fan, can without question say that Tim Brewster having a twitter account is one of the greatest gifts to the world.
He has gone so far as to even get the Seminole fans involved in the recruiting process….
— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) May 18, 2013
This is just one example of the enthusiasm Brewster brings to the table in “Tally.” If you are to give the above-mentioned twitter account a follow, believe me you will be treated an exercise in controlled ferocity that will make you want to tackle the day more than any protein shake ever would, and you’re not even being recruited by him!
And before anyone thinks that this is just a man acting crazy, not someone who is actually good at his job, then you can think again.
Back in February, Florida State secured yet another impressive recruiting class to build upon for the future. With the task of convincing most that were recruited by his predecessor to stay true to their verbal commitment, he was successful.
The effects of Brewster’s recruiting talents were felt as recently as this week. The ‘Noles verbally secured the services of Markell Pack, a highly-coveted wide receiver out of the state of Mississippi. Choosing to continue his football career in Tallahassee over Alabama, among a number of other SEC schools, Pack attributed his commitment to the relationship he had built with Brewster while still at Mississippi State.
As far as recruiting goes, it’s certainly seems that Jimbo Fisher can rest easy at night with Brewster at the helm in that department. Now, it shouldn’t be ignored that Brewster is also a football coach, and continued success could lead to him leaving Tallahassee one day to take over an entire program once again. Most logical fans understand this part of the game.
As long as he doesn’t go to Coral Gables or Gainesville, Florida though, I’m certain that, should that day come, he’ll never be forgotten among the FSU faithful.