The Media

John Madden (NBC Sports, Hall of Fame coach), September 7, 2008

“I tell you, he can fling it … I like the way he plays.  I mean you just feel — you can just feel his energy.  He brings a certain energy to the game, a certain energy to the team.”

Joe Theismann (Broadcaster and former Skins QB), August 2008

“[Colt] has it.  Brett Favre has it with capital letters – he’s got the big it.  Colt Brennan just finds a way to get it done.”

Larry Smith (CNN Headline News), November 24, 2007
“How about the QB Colt Brennan? How can this guy not win the Heisman?”

Lee Corso (former head coach, ESPN analyst), November 24, 2007
“He’s undefeated quarterback; he’s senior, holds almost all NCAA passing record ever and the guy’s been a leader of a football team and brought them all of the way from the top. Remember, we wanted to see how he did last night. Right, five touchdown passes. A touchdown run. The guy’s sensational.”

Chris Spielman (ESPN analyst and 4-time Pro Bowl linebacker), November 23, 2007
“Colt Brennan, again I want to make this point. Because I made it in the first half, and I want it to those watching in the second half. You can say system quarterback, nonsystem quarterback. I’m here to tell you from my point of view: nobody is as good as he is that I’ve seen in the country. He’s accurate, he’s on time and that ball is delivered with velocity.”

Chris Spielman (ESPN analyst and 4-time Pro Bowl linebacker), November 2, 2007
“I’ve watched Colt Brennan on film. I’ve watched him live. There’s nobody in college football that has the release he has. I think he has the opportunity to be a great NFL quarterback.”

Scot Van Pelt (ESPN), 2007
“Hey mainland. If you’ve been sleeping on Colt Brennan this is your wake up call. The Hawai’i quarterback is unbelievable. The numbers for this guy are just astonishing.”

Mike Detillier, NFL Draft Expert (M&D Draft Report), 2007
“He throws the ball well downfield, has a whip of an arm and he’s very smart. He puts the ball where only the receiver can make the catch, and that’s important in this […] it could be between him and (Arkansas running back) Darren McFadden for the Heisman Trophy and first overall pick in the draft.”

Adam Rittenberg (ESPN)
“Right now, he’s pulling all the strings in his life. No football player in America (sorry, Brady Quinn) possesses more control over a game than Brennan. He leads Division I-A in touchdown passes (43), total offense (401.9 ypg) and passing efficiency (189 rating), topping all three categories by wide margins. He steers a Hawaii offense that leads the nation in scoring (48.7 ypg), total yards (542.4 ypg) and passing yards (436.7 ypg).” Adam Rittenberg,

Mark May (ESPN), 2007
“He can make all the throws, and he will play on Sundays in the future … he’s had a spectacular year.”

Mel Kiper, (ESPN), November 15, 2006
One player who has moved up to the top of his position is Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, the top quarterback in the junior class. He has thrown at least four touchdown passes in eight straight games, and his 43 TD passes (and just seven INT) leads Division I-A by a wide margin. Yes, Brennan is the benefactor of the offense Hawaii runs, but he has been extremely accurate and throws a very catchable ball for his receivers.

Keenan Davis (, 2006
” I’ve watched Hawai’i junior quarterback Colt Brennan play several times this season. I’m finally convinced that you are not a system quarterback. Yes, Brennan plays in a passing system.But listen carefully; Brennan threw for over 4,300 yards last season (eighth most in WAC history). He has already thrown 39 touchdowns this season — a school record. He doesn’t make many mistakes — he just ended a streak of 182 consecutive passes without an error — another school record. And another thing, he’s a winner. He won the state championship in basketball and football during his storied high school career at Mater Dei. Against Utah State, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 413 yards and six touchdowns in leading his team to an embarrassing 63-10 victory. He throws TD passes like I throw away column rough drafts (writers out there, I know you feel me on that). At 6’3, 190 pounds, Brennan has pin-point accuracy with the arm to make all of the big throws. The former Colorado Buffalo signee moves well enough in the pocket to buy time to punish you with his throwing prowess. I cannot stress how accurate his arm is.”

Scott Wolf (LA Daily News), 2006
“I sent in my [2006] Heisman ballot yesterday in the following order: 1. Colt Brennan, Hawaii. 2. Troy Smith, Ohio State. 3. Darren McFadden, Arkansas. My feeling was the award is given to the “most outstanding college football player,” and Brennan stood out the most . . . easily. Smith stood out as well, but is surrounded by a constellation of stars Smith is the best player on the best team. But I felt Brennan shouldered more of a burden to make Hawaii successful this season.”

NFL Draft Scout, December 2006
“Many believe Hawaii’s Colt Brennan is the best pure passer in the country, and he’s also a threat to run.”

Bobby Curran, radio play-by-play announcer for Hawaii. November 3, 2006
“Colt Brennan is the best QB ever to wear a Hawaii uniform, and I’m not sure it’s even close.”

College Football News, December 12, 2006.
“WAC Player of the Year. The numbers are mind-boggling. 373 of 517 (72%) for 4,990 yards and 53 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions to go along with 351 rushing yards and five scores. He’s the perfect fit for the Hawaii offense and should only get better with more time in the system. He’s not Timmy Chang; he’s a legitimate pro prospect who’s cranking out 400-yard games like they were expected.”, September 17, 2006
“Colt Brennan will be the best quarterback to play on the Blue this season, and it’s not even close […] Brennan is now the premier quarterback in the Western Athletic Conference, and he’s only going to get better.”

College Coaches

Pat Hill (Fresno State Head Coach), 2006
“We ran into a buzz saw tonight. Their quarterback was really on. I don’t remember playing against a quarterback as hot as that. There’s no doubt that Hawai’i is a Top 25 team. They are very good. Their quarterback, Brennan, is the key to their offense. He’s played outstanding every game. He was phenomenal against us, the best quarterback performance we’ve ever faced. They way they are playing right now offensively, they’ll score a lot of points on anyone in the country.”

Purdue Coach Joe Tiller
“Jones said Boilermakers coach Joe Tiller — whose team played against Notre Dame’s Brady Quinn — told him UH quarterback Colt Brennan is the best quarterback he’s seen.” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 28, 2006

June Jones, former Hawaii head coach
“I have had a whole lot of guys in the Pro Bowl and two guys in the Hall of Fame. Colt is the best quarterback I have watched or coached in my 35 years.” August 8, 2007

“I think physically he’s the best (he has coached). Jeff George threw the ball better, but he doesn’t do all the things Colt does. As far as everything, he’s the real deal. He made throws under pressure in critical situations when you have to have the throws. We’re trying to fight to get it to a seven-point game, he has two touchdown passes dropped, doesn’t even let it faze him, throws the next strike for a first down, then throws another one for a touchdown. That’s the stuff the great ones have and I’m seeing those things in him now. That makes him different than everybody else.”

Dan Morrison, former UH quarterbacks coach
“He’s the most accurate quarterback I’ve ever been around. He has a knack. It’s a vision thing. It’s a brain thing. It’s an arm thing.”


7 responses to “Praise

  1. pump your fist you beat sound team. nice 4 picks

  2. With Colt and Hawaii together there unstoppable. Kick Georgia’s Butt!!

  3. warren hatfield



  4. Mike Pescatore


  5. Therealaaronlepkowski

    Fat fucking eric fackleman

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