Brent Brennan Finalist for Receiving Coach of the Year Award
Nov. 29, 2012
Corvallis, Ore. -
Oregon State University second-year assistant coach Brent Brennan has been named one of three semifinalists for the Football Scoop’s Wide Receiver Coach of the Year.
Brennan, a former UCLA wideout, has coached two of the best receivers in OSU history in senior Markus Wheaton and sophomore Brandin Cooks. The duo has each eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark; the first time two OSU players have done so since Mike Hass and James Newson in 2003. Cooks is ninth in the nation averaging 101.2 yards per game and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, signifying the nation’s top wide receiver.
Wheaton is averaging 98.6 yards per game, has the longest active receiving streak in the Pac-12 Conference at 34 games and is a 2012 first team all-conference selection. The senior is 10 catches short of the OSU career record for receptions of 222 held by James Rodgers (2007-11). He also appears in numerous other season and career record categories.
Both Cooks and Wheaton rank among the top 13 receivers in the country for receiving yards per game; West Virginia is the only other team with two players among the nation’s elite.
No. 15 (BCS) Oregon State takes an 8-3 record into Saturday’s season finale against Nicholls State at 11:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium. Tickets are available by contacting OSU at 1-800-GO-BEAVS between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or online at BeaverTickets.com. The game will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.