San Jose State Spartans College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
Who doubted the hiring of a wide receivers coach from Oregon State with minimal time as a coordinator and no head coaching experience?
(Hand raised high.)
Brent Brennan did a wonderful job of building up the program with incremental success over the first three seasons at San Jose State, and then in the weirdest of all years his team put together a brilliant run.
It’s San Jose State. It had a little success here and there, but it’s been hard to come up with any sort of positive consistency.
There was an 11-2 season back in 2012 under Mike MacIntyre, and the late Dick Tomey was able to come up with a big 2006 campaign, but 2020 was just the third winning seasons in the last 20 years.
San Jose State wasn’t perfect and it had to get through several fights, but it was a good, solid team that played its style, got a great year from the D, and it all worked with a Mountain West title, a 7-0 start, and a trip to a bowl game – even if it all ended with a thud thanks to Covid issues.
That was good, but this season with 19 starters returning – along with both kickers – has the potential to be even better.
Set The San Jose State Spartans Regular Season Win Total At … 8.5
It’s not like San Jose State ended up missing anyone big in the Covid year.
Not only did it have to play San Diego State, Hawaii, Nevada and Boise State, it had to do it away from home with the restrictions for four of the last five games. However, this season the Mountain West is stronger, more experienced, and a whole lot more dangerous.
There’s the early game at USC, a tricky trip to Western Michigan, and road games against improved Colorado State, Hawaii and UNLV teams. Even so, this Spartan team is good enough to win a slew of those.
The road game at Nevada, though is a problem, and having deal with San Diego State and Fresno State will be scary.
But Brennan keeps on making San Jose State better and better. After last year, there’s no underestimating the program this time.