Gunter Brewer

Eagles hire new WRs coach from college ranks

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Eagles hire new WRs coach from college ranks

The Eagles have found Mike Groh's replacement and they went outside the organization to find him. 

Gunter Brewer, from the University of North Carolina, is being hired as the Eagles' new wide receivers coach, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. first reported the hire.

Brewer had been the receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator at UNC for the last five years, but has been at UNC for the last 10. Brewer obviously coached last year's fourth-round pick Mack Hollins, who will enter his second season with the Eagles in 2018. 

Brewer will take over for Groh, who has been promoted to offensive coordinator after Frank Reich took the head coaching job with the Colts. 

Before he went to North Carolina, Brewer coached six seasons at Oklahoma State, where he coached Dez Bryant and Justin Blackmon. He also coached Hall of Famer Randy Moss while at Marshall in the late 90s. 

His UNC bio states that he's coached 17 players who went on to play professional football. 

In addition to coaching at UNC, Oklahoma State and Marshall, Brewer has also coached at Ole Miss, NE Mississippi CC and East Tennessee State. This will be Brewer's first job in the NFL. 

Brewer will also be the Eagles' fourth receivers coach in four years. Bob Bicknell left along with Chip Kelly. In 2016, Greg Lewis took over. After Lewis was fired, Groh got the job for last season.