Part of the old band is getting back together … in Hartford, Conn.
Quarterback Colt Brennan is set to join coach Jerry Glanville with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League, Colt’s father, Terry, said this morning in a phone interview. Colt Brennan and Glanville were together in 2005 and 2006 at the University of Hawaii when Glanville was defensive coordinator and Brennan was a sophomore and junior.
Brennan and Glanville were both at an SMU practice last week. That’s where June Jones, who was their head coach at UH, is now the head coach. “It was good for Colt to see June, Dan Morrison and his other coaches from Hawaii,” Terry Brennan said.
Glanville was recently named the Colonials head coach. Hartford went 3-5 last season. Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown started for Hartford last year and is the only QB on its protected roster.
Brennan was seriously injured in a car accident on the Big Island last November, but has since recovered and vowed to give pro football another shot.
“He’s in good shape, been working out in Arizona the past two months,” Terry Brennan said. “He’s put on some weight.”
Colt Brennan finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after leading UH to the Sugar Bowl in 2007. He was drafted in the sixth round in 2008 by the Washington Redskins, but did not play a regular-season down and was released last year. He had a preseason tryout with the Oakland Raiders but did not stick.
In 2009, a panel of Hawaii sports reporters and former UH football coaches put together by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin voted Brennan the No. 1 player in UH football history.