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San Jose State's Brent Brennan deflects talk of Arizona coaching job

Posted at 9:44 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 23:44:05-05

TUCSON, Arizona — San Jose State's Brent Brennan could be purchasing a one-way ticket to Tucson.

Brennan, who's Spartans are set to play Ball State in the 6th Arizona Bowl, is considered a candidate for the Arizona Football head coaching job. However, he sidestepped the question during Monday's media session.

"When those conversations start, it's really a reflection of what's happening, here," said Brennan, while holding up a sign that read, 'Stop!!! I'm climbing the mountain.!!!' "It's a reflection of what this team has accomplished, which in my opinion has been nothing short of exceptional."

With a win, San Jose State, which won the Mountain West Conference Title, would have its first unbeaten season since 1939.

"So, it's pretty cool to be a part of that, and to see this team come as far as it has."

Brennan's name picked up traction when Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke indicated he was interested in someone with ties to the University.

"Yes, there needs to be some recognition of the power that exists here and tapping into that power of our past, and that will be important going forward," Heeke said last week.

Brennan was a graduate assistant at Arizona under the late Dick Tomey. He later coached under him at San Jose State.