UofL wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer is, according to our sources, leaving UofL to take a role as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Maryland. Brewer came to UofL with Coach Scott Satterfield. He was one of his first hires.
Brewer oversaw the development of Tutu Atwell as one of the Cards most prolific receivers. Atwell, once under Brewer’s tutelage, had one of the best single-season receiving years in Cardinal history with 70 receptions for 1276 yards and 12 TDs. In 2020, he played in 9 games before opting out to prepare for the NFL Draft. In those 9 games, he caught 46 passes for 625 yards and 7 TDs. He also helped develop Dez Fitzpatrick into a NFL Draft pick as well. During Fitzpatrick’s senior season, he caught 43 passes for 833 yards and 3 TDs.
Coach Brewer is known for his energy, his faith, and his ability to communicate with his players. He affectionately referred to players as “freaks.” He maintains a presence on Twitter and interacted with UofL fans with daily positive messages and weekly riddles. His presence will be missed on staff.
Now, UofL looks to fill that position. While someone from the outside may step in, there are in-house candidates for the position as well. Director of Player Development Deion Branch is an option as is new offensive coordinator Lance Taylor. We will wait and see how this eventually plays out.
CSZ wishes Coach Gunter Brewer the best as he heads to Maryland. There’s no doubt he will do a wonderful job there.