Recruiting is Indication of Who Will Remain

The coaching staff of new San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre has yet to be officially announced. However, during our conversations with prospective student-athletes, including a recent running back pledge, an idea of who from the prior staff will remain on the sidelines for 2010 is becoming more clear.

When a new staff comes it often retains members of the prior regime for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the relationships already developed with recruits. Hence, early on Inside Sparta speculated that current wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Ken Margerum would be carried over to the new San Jose State coaching staff of head coach Mike MacIntyre. Conversations with recruits since the hiring of MacIntyre have all but confirmed this.

However, in discussions with other prospects and other sources within the SJSU program, we've also been able to deduce at least two more names that may be on the sidelines for the 2010 season.

"Kenji Green is recruiting me and I'm almost certain he is staying on," running back Ben Thompson of Temecula High School said. Thompson, as Inside Sparta members know, vebally committed to SJSU on New Year's Eve. "I know he (Green) is really recruiting hard down here too, he wouldn't be doing that if he was leaving."

Another name we've heard from sources within the program is Brent Brennan. Brennan was the co-offensive coordinator and coached the tackles and tight ends for former coach Dick Tomey. What his role may be on the new staff is uncertain. He is a former wide receiver and has also coached that position, along with special teams and quarterbacks. He is also recognized as a top recruiter.

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