On Wednesday morning, KGW News’ John Canzano was among the first to report that Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan has been named as the head football coach at San Jose State University. Brennan will replace Ron Caragher, who was fired this off-season after going 19-30 over a four period (2013-2016) at the school, despite inheriting a team coming off a 10-2 season in his first campaign.
BREAKING: Oregon State assistant Brent Brennan will be named head coach at San Jose State, per source— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 7, 2016
Brennan has been on the Oregon State staff since 2011, when then-head coach Mike Riley, hired the Redwood City, California native away from San Jose State. In his first stint with the Spartans, Brennan worked under current Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre and Dick Tomey, in different roles on the offensive side of the San Jose State staff. Previous to San Jose State, he worked as a receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal Poly, after serving as a grad assistant at Hawai’i, Washington and Arizona.
During his time in Corvallis, Brennan coached the Oregon State receivers consistently into one of the most prepared units in the conference, teaching the likes of current NFL receivers Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton during his stay. Brennan is expected to make use of his hard-driven West Coast and California recruiting connections to help rebuild a Spartans program coming off a 4-8 season. When Brennan formally accepts the position, he will become San Jose State’s fourth head coach in the last nine years.