Thursday, January 18, 2007
Colt Brennan for Heisman
Hawaii gave Colt Brennan a second chance. Now he is returning the favor. Brennan announced Wednesday that he will return to the Rainbows for his senior season of eligibility and it's the biggest announcement in the history of Hawaii football. Not familiar with Brennan's story? Pull up a chair and let us fill you in. Brennan was Matt Leinart's backup at Santa Ana Mater Dei High, then opted to attend Colorado. After a night of drinking in Boulder, he ended up in a coed's room uninvited and refused to leave. He eventually pled guilty to second-degree burglary and first degree criminal trespass and was kicked off the team. With seemingly no place to turn, he ended up in Honolulu. Although he wasn't welcomed with open arms, he has been a good citizen since arriving in Oahu and his popularity has soared. Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann joked during the season that if an election were held today, he would lose to Brennan. This is a kid who has made the most of a second chance, passing for an NCAA record 58 touchdowns this past season. Can you say Heisman? He certainly has to be a frontrunner, especially if he duplicates last season's numbers.
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:44 AM