By: Mike Cherry
Kahuku, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - From a high profile car accident on the Big Island to a DUI charge on Oahu, Colt Brennan has traveled down a road full of negative headlines over the past two years.
However, the former Warrior star quarterback appears to be on the right path to recovery, making a positive impression by giving back to the game that helped garner him rock star fame at UH and money in pro's. For the last two weeks, Brennan has been serving as quarterback coach and mentor at Kahuku high school.
For Brennan it's a chance to at a fresh start, something he's been searching for since his pro career came to an end last July when he was released by the Saskatchewan Rough Riders two days before the CFL season began. Brennan declined an on camera interview, but on his current role he did add "I'm getting more from them than they are from me."
Red Raiders head coach Reggie Torres said he was approached by assistant coach Tala Esera (a former teammate of Brennan at UH) "a few weeks back" asking if Colt could come on board. Torres answer came quickly, "of course."
"He's a down to earth kind of guy and that's why our players have bonded with him very quickly" added Torres.
"That's the type of guy he is. He's also knowledgeable and he's helped our quarterbacks tremendously in the week and a half he's been here."
"It was a shocker the first time we seen him," said Kahuku running back Aofaga Wiley. "Everyone was like "woah", Colt Brennan. That's what made everyone push more, knowing that he's out here watching. We just want to show him that we work hard."
Kahuku is the top ranked team in the state, Friday the Red Raiders face Leilehua in the semifinals of the OIA Red playoffs.