Arizona hires San Jose State coach Brent Brennan as the successor to Jedd Fisch

Arizona have found their next football coach. The Wildcats have agreed to a deal with Brent Brennan to become the successor to Jedd Fisch.

Brennan has been the coach at San Jose State for the past seven seasons, posting a record of 34-48 with bowl appearances in three of the past four seasons. He was a graduate assistant under Dick Tomey at Arizona in 2000 and served again under Tomey as an assistant coach at San Jose State.

"I am incredibly excited to announce Brent Brennan as the next Head Football Coach at the University of Arizona," said Arizona Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. "Brent is an exceptional leader with a background of championship success on the field, on the recruiting trail, and as leader in the community."

Brennan was a finalist for the Arizona job before Fisch was hired at Arizona three years ago. Fisch went 16-21 in three seasons in Tucson, leading Arizona to a 10-3 record last season and a win over Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl.

"I am so blessed and excited to come back to the University of Arizona," Brennan said. "This incredible university is special to my family and I as it's where I started as a coach as part Coach Tomey's legacy. I can't wait to meet the players, families, fans, alumni and supporters and build on the success the players and staff have started."

Under terms of his contract with San Jose State, Brennan owes the school a buyout of $1 million. He made $2.3 million for the 2023 season, which included a retention payment of $600,000.

Contributing: Steve Berkowitz

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