Brent Brennan has been officially hired as the new head coach of the Arizona Wildcats, according to the latest odds.

Next Arizona Head Coach Odds: Brent Brennan Officially Hired As Wildcats Head Coach
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Brent Brennan was officially announced as the Arizona Wildcats football team’s new head coach on 1/19/24. Before joining Arizona, Brennan served as the head coach at San Jose State, where he compiled a record of 34-48.

Following the departure of Jedd Fisch to the University of Washington, the Arizona Wildcats are now seeking their third head football coach since the start of the 2018 season.

After leading the team to a 10-3 record in 2023, Fisch leaves Tucson, marking the school’s first double-digit win total since 2014 under previous coach Rich Rodriguez. This achievement has also boosted the school’s reputation in Arizona’s sports betting industry.

Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke has a wide range of choices for the Wildcats’ next head coach, with possibilities both from within the program and from outside. Among the potential candidates are current San Jose State coach Brent Brennan, who was a finalist in the 2021 coaching search, as well as former Wildcats assistant coaches Johnny Nansen and Brennan Carroll.

Taking everything into account, examined the odds for head coaching in Southern Arizona as the Wildcats look for their next leader after Fisch in 2024 and beyond.

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Odds for the next head coach of Arizona are as follows:

CoachMost Recent JobOddsPercentage possibility
Brent BrennanSan Jose State head coach-90090%
Johnny NansenTexas co-defensive coordinator+39002.5%
Brennan CarrollArizona offensive coordinator+49002%
Pete CarrollFormer Seattle head coach+90001%
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The top choice for San Jose State coach is currently favored in the odds.

Brennan is the top candidate to replace Fisch, having served as a graduate assistant at Arizona under respected coach Dick Tomey in 1998. He led San Jose State to two Mountain West championships, winning titles in 2020 and 2023, and has a 34-48 overall record with the Bay Area team.

The 50-year-old California native led the Spartans to a 6-2 record in conference play last season, ultimately earning a spot in the Hawaii Bowl. This marked San Jose State University’s second consecutive postseason appearance, following their participation in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in 2022.

Other candidates being evaluated as potential replacements for Fisch include Johnny Nansen, a former Arizona defensive coordinator who currently serves as co-defensive coordinator at Texas, and Brennan Carroll, the Wildcats’ offensive coordinator. Pete Carroll, Brennan’s father and a successful head coach at USC and the Seattle Seahawks, is also being considered for the position, having won two national titles and a Super Bowl between 2001 and 2023.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding their head coach, Arizona is listed at +7500 odds to win the national championship by ESPN’s BET, putting them in a tie for 18th in the nation with Kansas State, Miami, and Utah.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent more than seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for various outlets including, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he is the primary writer at

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