Brewster talked to Brown about Muschamp

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Minnesota coach Tim Brewster spent 13 years working under Mack Brown and considers the Texas coach his mentor in the profession. Brewster also seemed like a potential candidate to succeed Brown at Texas down the line.

That's obviously not going to happen after Texas named defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as its coach-in-waiting. Brewter and Brown actually discussed the decision with Muschamp in recent days.

From Kent Youngblood's blog in the Star Tribune.

"We discussed it, talked about it," Brewster said. "There have been four defensive coordinators in four years there. At some point you need some continuity. This was a great, smart way for Mack to get some continuity on his staff. Plus, Muschamp is a great coach."

In other Gophers' news, wide receiver Eric Decker practiced at full strength this week, while safety Kyle Theret and linebacker Lee Campbell both were limited in workouts. Minnesota wraps up the regular season Saturday against Iowa.