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REPORT: Texas A&M hires Mizzou’s Joe Jon Finley to fill TE Coach vacancy

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Tim Brewster who?

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Last week, we learned that Texas A&M Aggies Tight Ends Coach Tim Brewster would be leaving College Station to reunite with Mack Brown at North Carolina. Brewster was one of A&M’s lead recruiters and - with the success of Jace Sternberger - led an extremely productive position group. Well if it was possible to find an upgrade at that position, Jimbo Fisher may have found one.

According to Texags.com, the Aggies have found their new tight ends coach in Missouri’s Joe Jon Finley.

Finley, 25 years Brewster’s junior, was an All-Big 12 tight end at Oklahoma from 2004-2007, and also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers. He spend two years as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma and a year as an offensive quality control specialist at Baylor before spending the past three seasons as Missouri’s tight ends coach.

Under his guidance, the Tigers’ tight ends were among the most productive in the country, led by Mackey Award Finalist (clears throat) Albert Okwuegbunam. Okwuegbunam is considered by many to be the top tight end prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft.

His first task: Convince Sternberger to stick around for 2019.