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Gophers' guy: Brewster to replace Mason at Minnesota

Updated: January 16, 2007, 7:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MINNEAPOLIS -- Denver Broncos tight ends coach Tim Brewster will become the new head coach at Minnesota, replacing the fired Glen Mason.

Gophers players were told of the hiring early Tuesday. The university scheduled a news conference for Wednesday.

"He is the guy," associate athletic director Tom Wistrcill said Tuesday.

ESPN's Joe Schad first reported the hiring Monday night.

Brewster's pay package amounts to about $1 million a year, including deferred compensation, ...

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