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Friday, December 23, 2011

Coach Chow

HawaiiAthletics.com has video of yesterday's press conference where UH introduced Norm Chow as the Warriors' new head coach.

They also have a bunch of information, quotes, photos, etc. on the website.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Coach Chow Era Begins

It's official:
“I am extremely honored to receive the privilege of leading the University of Hawai'i football program; it is very humbling,” Chow said. “This is a program with great history, and I feel excited and energized about creating a program that will make all of the people of Hawai'i feel pride for the university and our state. I am looking forward to coming home, to family and friends, and I am going to do my best to contribute to the rich history of Hawai'i and its progress. I want to thank President Greenwood, the Board of Regents and Athletics Director Jim Donovan for giving me this opportunity, and I am looking forward to meeting the student body at the University of Hawai'i and getting them excited about Hawai'i Football.”
Welcome Coach Chow!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The time is Chow

It's time to Chow down.
It's Chow time.
Chawan Cut? More like Chow won coaching job. You're welcome.

The Star Advertiser reports that Norm Chow is in final negotiations to be UH's next football coach. The story is moving rapidly, so it may be official by the time you read this.
The University of Hawaii is reportedly prepared to pay Norm Chow $600,000-$800,000 per year for up to five years to become its new head football coach, the Star-Advertiser has been told.

Chow has been chosen to succeed Greg McMackin, whose salary was $1.15 million per season and negotiations on a contract are underway today. UH officials authorized athletic director Jim Donovan to begin negotiations Monday night.

A person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak for either party said "the salary for (Chow) won't be the hold up. Talks are more about what the assistant (coaches) will get. He's focused on trying to put together a staff."

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Day After

The Star Advertiser has coverage of yesterday's press conference, if you have a subscription. Rich Miano talks about what he'll do as interim coach.
"With recruiting, every single scholarship is a commodity," Miano said.

"We have to review and make sure (each recruit is) what we need as we move forward."

Miano said a priority will be to recruit locally. He said the UH coaches will "re-visit" every Hawaii high school football team.

"We have to make sure we don't get out-recruited in our own backyard," Miano said.
And this seems like an article that might be edited or deleted in the near future, but David Graves gives a very honest reaction and insight into the whole situation.

Monday, December 05, 2011

McMackin Retires

The Coach Mack era is over.
University of Hawaii coach Greg McMackin retired today, ending a four-year career at the helm of the Warriors football program.

McMackin had one season left on a five-year deal worth $1.1 million annually. As part of the agreement, McMackin accepted a buyout for $600,000. The university will begin a national search for McMackin's replacement immediately. UH assistant coach Rich Miano will serve as interim head coach.
Thank you, Coach. It'll be interesting to see who replaces him, and who is retained. I would hate to see Rolo go, but this could mean a complete overhaul to the identity of the Warriors.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

BYU 41, Hawaii 20

It was a tough season with a lot of injuries, and with yesterday's loss to BYU there will be no Hawaii Bowl for UH. It was a frustrating year, but there's a lot of talent coming back next year. We'll see how this offseason goes. Thank you and aloha to all the seniors. HawaiiAthletics.com has the game summary.
Trailing 13-10 at the half, the Cougars (9-3) scored 34 unanswered points, including 28 in the third quarter, to put the game out of reach. The Warriors only managed 89 yards of total offense in the second half.

With the loss, the Warriors (6-7) failed to reach the seven wins necessary to qualify for the hometown Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl. UH finished the season with a losing record for the second time in three seasons and for just the third time in the past 11 years.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

BYU Countdown - GAMEDAY!!!!!!! Video 4

While Tombo preps your ways to watch the game today, here's one more clip from 2001. UH didn't post it, but it deserves a view. QB Nick Rolovich and his record setting day....


Thursday, December 01, 2011

BYU Countdown - 1992 comeback win

Video 3 thanks to Hawaii Athletics. Great win to help the Bows get to their first WAC title. Names like Ivan Jasper, Matthew Harding....

2 days and counting.
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