March 29, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tim Brewster may have been one of the last assistant coaches to officially join Jimbo Fisher's staff prior to the start of spring practices but he's first among his new 'Noles colleagues when it comes to social media presence.
A boisterous and intense coach, Brewster's on-field persona seeps into the 140-characters allotment on Twitter where he actively tweets about the things he is professionally most passionate about: his employer and recruiting.
"I'm not bashful and I'm extremely proud of the university I represent -- Florida State University," Brewster said. "And we know at Florida State University one of the things that we need to do is win the state of Florida. We need to beat Miami. We need to beat University of Florida. That's vitally important to us and I just want to make sure that people understand that we are going to take an extremely aggressive approach to getting the best player in the state of Florida to come to Tallahassee and we are going to recruit relentlessly."
A former tight ends coach at North Carolina and with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, Brewster's journey to Tallahassee also included stops as head coach at Minnesota and most recently as an assistant at Mississippi State.
Leaving Starkville, Miss. and Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen wasn't easy, Brewster said this week, but the opportunity to join the Florida State football program was too good to turn down.
"Jimbo Fisher offered me an opportunity to be part of a program that has a chance to win a national championship and that's why I am here," said Brewster, who coaches tight ends and serves as FSU's recruiting coordinator. "That's why I am here is to win a national championship again at Florida State. This university affords you all the things that you need to win a national championship. To be able to recruit the absolute best high-school football players in America and we can do that here and that's exciting to me because you guys know I like recruiting."
Recruiting is all about relationships and Brewster, like many coaches around the country, knows that one of the easiest and most effective ways to connect with kids today is through the use of such services as Twitter and Facebook.
And in the in the recruiting battleground that is Florida where the 'Noles must compete against the Hurricanes and Gators as well as the myriad of over elite schools that come in to the state to attract the nation's best high school talent, every little bit helps -- even if it is only 140 characters at a time.
"We are going to do a great job of getting our message out that Florida State is the place to be," Brewster said. "The great players in the state of Florida need to be Seminoles and there's no reason not to come. You can get one of the best educations in America. One of the most beautiful campuses in America. A football program that each and every year is going to compete for a championship. I think that out to be exciting for young people and I just want to make sure that that message gets out there to them."