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Brent Brennan Tapped as New Head Coach for San Jose State University

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    San Jose State University has found the man to take over as head coach of the Spartans.

    Brent Brennan, a wide receivers coach from Oregon State University, will fill in the void created when Ron Caragher was fired.

    Brennan is not a new face at San Jose State. 

    He coached the Oregon State Beavers from 2011, but, before that, worked was an assistant coach at San Jose State from 2005 to 2010. At the South Bay university, he has held a slew of positions, including wide receivers coach, offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.

    A Bay Area native, Brennan is a former University of California, Los Angeler player, who has also been a well-known recruiter and developer of wide receivers. He has helped groom Brandon Cooks of the New Orleans Saints and Markus Wheaton of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Brennan will be taking over a football program in dire need of a makeover and will have to start his recruiting process right away, if he hopes to get the program back on top.

    San Jose State finished this past season 4-8 (3-5) and fourth in the Mountain West conference.

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