Eagles Bring in Gunter Brewer to Coach WRs
(973espn.com) - After dipping into the CFL, the Eagles made the move to the college ranks to hire their new receivers coach.
Gunter Brewer, Mack Hollins' former position coach at North Carolina, will take over mentoring the position from Mike Groh, who was promoted to offensive coordinator last month.
Brewer will be assisted by former Edmonton Eskimos offensive coordinator Carson Walch, who once helped with the Alshon Jeffery in Chicago under Marc Trestman.
Brewer was most recently the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at UNC, and has a lengthy history at the college level with previous stints at Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, and Marshall. This will be his first try at the professional level, however.
The hiring of Brewer completes the upheaval on the Eagles' coaching staff after former OC Frank Reich and former QB coach John DeFilippo left for promotions after the team won Super Bowl LII.
Groh was elevated from WR coach to offensive coordinator beating out running backs Duce Staley, who was then given the consolation prize of the assistant head coach tag. Press Taylor, the former assistant to DeFilippo, was elevated to QB coach and the team went outside the organization to get Brewer and Walch to handle the receivers.
Brewer once coached Hall of Famer Randy Moss at Marshall and the very talented Dez Bryant and Justin Blackmon at Oklahoma State.
His first order of business could be putting the finishing touches on Hollins, who may be in line to take over for veteran Torrey Smith, a potential salary-cap casualty.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen