Arizona coach Brent Brennan reportedly adding Wildcats alum to staff
Arizona is adding Bobby Wade to Brent Brennan’s staff as the wide receivers coach, according to multiple reports. 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello had the news first.
Wade, most recently a senior offensive analyst at Arizona State, is a UA alum and was inducted into the school’s Ring of Honor in 2015.
The former Wildcat wideout landed at Arizona State in 2019, where he spent two years as an offensive analyst and a recruiting assistant. In 2019, he was elevated to the team’s wideout coach and spent two seasons in that position. Ricky Pearsall broke out in 2021 with a 580-yard, four-touchdown campaign; and then in 2022, Elijhah Badger had a similar breakthrough with a 70catch, 866-yard, seven-touchdown season.
When Kenny Dillingham took over the program prior to the 2023 season, Wade moved into an offensive analyst role.
Wade is Arizona’s career leader in receiving yardage (3,351) and holds the single-season program record for receptions (93).
At Arizona, he could coach a player in position to break his records. Tetairoa McMillan posted 90 receptions for 1,402 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2023. He enters the 2024 season with 2,104 yards through the first two seasons of his career. Should Arizona hold onto McMillan after Jedd Fisch’s departure, it’ll boast one of the best receivers in the country entering the new season.
And it’ll have one of the program’s best receivers to coach him.