Mississippi State wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando has walked out – allegedly over an ongoing NCAA investigation into recruiting violations in Starkville, a number of news sources have reported – and a former Big Ten head coach has been hired to take his place!

The wide receivers coach is being investigated into the recruitment of defensive back Will Redmond and possible other players, the report from ESPN said.

Mirando – who stressed that he was leaving due to ‘unforeseen personal issues’ said in a statement: “I have enjoyed my time at Mississippi State as a graduate assistant and as an assistant coach. I have made friends that will last a lifetime; however, due to unforeseen personal issues, I believe it is in my best interest to resign from Mississippi State. I want to stress that these issues are personal. I look forward to pursuing other opportunities in the future. Finally, I want to thank my friend and mentor Dan Mullen for giving me this chance.

Dan Mullen, the school’s head coach said: “We appreciate Angelo and the work he did, and wish him the best in wherever the future takes him,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said in a statement. “We’ll take some time to evaluate what our next steps will be with that staff position, but I’m confident in our veteran group of wide receivers and know they’ll be focused and ready to go Sept. 1.

The move to replace him was pretty quick – the school announced Thursday that it had hired former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster as receivers coach.

Mullen said in a statement: “Tim is a veteran football coach and his football knowledge and ability to teach made him the perfect choice to join our staff at this time…He’ll hit the ground running as we get ready for Jackson State.

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