The Gators lost a good tight ends coach this offseason but Dan Mullen appears to have found a way to upgrade his staff in the process.

Florida had an opening on its staff heading into National Signing Day as Larry Scott left the program to take over as Howard’s head coach. That was definitely a loss but according to FootballScoop and UNC 247Sports site Inside Carolina, Mullen has managed to lure North Carolina assistant head coach/tight ends coach Tim Brewster to Gainesville.

Brewster has a strong history as an elite recruiter for the likes of UNC, Texas A&M, Florida State and Texas and has multiple years of experience coaching in the NFL. During his college coaching career, 11 of his tight ends have moved on to the NFL.

During his one season at Texas A&M, Brewster helped develop junior college signee Jace Sternberger into an All-American. At Florida State, Brewster coach two-time Mackey Award finalist Nick O’Leary and All-American honors. Brewster also coached Antonio Gates with the San Diego Chargers.

Luring Brewster away from Mack Brown is an accomplishment of its own for Mullen, as Brewster has a strong history with the current UNC and former Texas head coach. However, the opportunity to return to the state of Florida, the SEC and coach up a young talent like Kyle Pitts appears to have been too much to pass up for Brewster.