UA tabs San Jose State’s Brent Brennan as football coach

Dick Tomey protege is the hire after coming in 2nd three years ago

TUCSON — San Jose State’s Brent Brennan has agreed to a five-year contract to become the next head football coach at Arizona, multiple sources tell Wildcats Radio 1290.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Brennan, who will fill the vacancy left after Jedd Fisch departed to replace Kalen DeBoer at Washington on Sunday. DeBoer accepted a position at Alabama after Nick Saban retired last week.

Brennan, 50, previously was a finalist for the Arizona job in 2020 when Fisch was hired to replace the fired Kevin Sumlin.

Brennan has a 34-48 record as head coach of the Spartans, although he was 26-19 in the last four seasons. He guided San Jose State to its first Mountain West championship in 2020 as well as three bowl appearances (2020, 2022, 2023).

2020 wasn’t the moment at Arizona for Brent Brennan but all good things come in due time

Fisch, 47, coached the Wildcats to a 10-3 record and a No. 11 final ranking in the AP poll this season.

Arizona finished the season with seven consecutive victories, including a 38-24 win over Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl.

Overall, Fisch went 16-21 in three seasons with the Wildcats. His first team went 1-11 in 2021 before winning five games the following year and made another jump this season.

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–Field Level Media

David Kelly contibuted to this story.