I had a brief phone interview with Colt Brennan this morning. Brennan is excited about his opportunity with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
DR: What’s next for you?
CB: We have a two-day minicamp in Florida, March 31 and April 1. And in late May I head up to Saskatchewan.
DR: Have you been there before?
CB: No, I actually have never been to Canada before. Someone told me when you think of Saskatchewan, think of Nebraska. Real country, outdoorsy.
DR: How is your physical condition now?
CB: Physically I’m recovered from the accident. I feel great. The doctors and the rehab people and all of the medical people were great. I feel like I’ve had a good chance for my body to rest up. Now it’s time to get in football shape now.
DR: What is your training plan?
CB: I’m going to train here in California. I was thinking of training in Hawaii, but my agent’s here, and he’s got a lot of guys who just finished training for the combine and getting ready for the draft, so I can workout with them and I have a personal trainer here.
DR: How much of an adjustment will the CFL game be for you?
CB: I have to go up there and learn the game. It’s a little different. I just know right now it’s nice to have a job and know what I’ll be doing.
DR: Your former UH teammate David Veikune is on the Roughriders roster. Have you been in touch with him?
CB: Not since I signed because I just got back from Colorado, visiting my sister. We’d been doing some text messaging stuff. At one point he told me one of his coaches wanted to talk to me.
DR: Do you have a longterm goal?
CB: I’m just excited to play football again. It will be a total experience.
Here’s today’s column on Brennan and precedent for NFL quarterbacks serving an apprenticeship in Canada (subscription required).