San Jose State Football: Brent Brennan is MWwire’s 2020 Head Coach of the Year
Brent Brennan has led the Spartans to their best season in 80 years and is our pick as Mountain West football’s best coach.
Another runaway winner.
Mountain West Wire’s 2020 postseason honors:
All-Conference Teams | Offensive Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Special Teams Player of the Year | Freshman of the Year | Newcomer of the Year | Coach of the Year | Coordinator of the Year
The San Jose State Spartans have had perhaps the best season in program history this fall, so it should come as no surprise that head coach Brent Brennan was our staff’s unanimous postseason pick as Mountain West football’s coach of the year.
Brennan’s ascension also shows just how much we know sometimes, too, since our staff also projected his Spartans to finish dead last in the West division back in July. Instead, he brought in transfer quarterback Nick Starkel and helped him lead the conference in passer rating and yards per attempt while also improving the Spartans’ defense by a full yard per play from 2019 while also finishing second in the Mountain West with a +10 turnover margin.
Because of that and more, the Spartans rose to 7-0, claimed their first Mountain West football title, finished #22 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, and currently sit at #19 in the Associated Press top 25. While they still have a date with Ball State on the docket in the Arizona Bowl on New Year’s Eve, there’s no doubt 2020 has been an unqualified success.
And after some brief concern that Brennan might be headed for a Power 5 job, news broke earlier today that he has agreed to a contract extension to stay in San Jose. That he’s going nowhere anytime soon is definitely great news for the Mountain West since, well, there’s always another mountain to climb.
— Coach Brennan (@CoachBrennan) December 23, 2020