FNF Coaches Podcast – San Jose State University Coach Brent Brennan

Today’s guest is currently one of the hottest names in college football coaching — San Jose State coach Brent Brennan. Brennan has led San Jose State University through a massive rebuild since his hire in Dec. of 2016. This season, San Jose State was undefeated in the regular season and finished ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.

Coach Brennan talks about the following topics:

  • The first steps he took to establish a culture after his hire (2:45)
  • Academic accountability (4:20)
  • His strength and conditioning philosophy (7:15)
  • The 2020 team’s slogan: “Climb the Mountain” (8:15)
  • What he’s looking for in assistant coaches (12:30)
  • What SJSU coaches and players due together off the field (14:40)
  • The challenges he faced in trying to lead a rebuild (17:30)
  • What types of players he’s recruiting (21:10)
  • How recruiting has changed in California with no high school football (24:00)
  • SJSU’s support systems for mental health and mental performance (27:45)
  • Apps he’s using to help his team (31:30)
  • Mentoring opportunities with high school coaches (32:20)