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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.

18 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:10:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sounds like Miano has long had ideas on how recruiting could be improved.

    Interesting times.

     
  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 4:30:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    bring June Jones back!

     
  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 5:16:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great post with the Graves article. I was irritated with all the hate Mack was getting, but after the article, maybe this is best. By the way, did anybody see the news on the teams being added to the Big East? Looks like the MWC is gonna suck again.

     
  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:19:00 PM HST, Anonymous wallstkid said…

    Boise State going to Big East.
    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/2011/12/06/20111206big-east-expansion-boise-state-san-diego-state-smu.html

     
  • At Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 12:43:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What will be the status of any recruits that may have committed?

     
  • At Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 4:03:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't see a whole lot of difference between Junes Jones and Coach Rolo. Rolo seems to run the offense approximately as well as Jones; unlike Jones he seems keen on keeping it fresh by changing things up occasionally. Heck, they even seem to have similar temperaments: never getting too excited over any single victory and never getting too down over any single defeat.

    People forget that Jones was also frequently criticized for his play calling and had some lousy seasons. Observers also sometimes feel that his car accident has made his judgement cloudy at times and I believe Jones himself said that at times it still affects him.

    Having Jones back would be nice, but I don't think the school really needs him anymore. This is actually a testament to how well he built the program up during his tenure here.

     
  • At Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:24:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If the staff Mack finally put together is worthy of saving, then it's important to promote from within. Unlike when Mack took over the reins, a head coach from outside will want his own personnel, and the existing staff will scatter with the four winds. By being accommodating, Mac wasted the first two years of his tenure.

     
  • At Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:55:00 PM HST, Blogger markm said…

    I hope we can keep a passing attack. I do not want to go back to run option. If we are behind with little time left, we always have a chance with passing. With option it is hard to score quickly , if you are down with little time left, then it hard to start passing when it is not your strength.

     
  • At Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 4:39:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've heard some unflattering things about Miano from some connected to football here. In my opinion they need to go nationwide with this search and hire someone who runs exciting offenses and who will bring energy to the team and supporters. Go down and grab a top guy from Div IAA (FCS) if necessary. Energy, enthusiasm, and offensive creativity are what's needed here. That will bring skill players from the mainland and there are tons of great local players for OL, DL, LB, S.

     
  • At Friday, December 9, 2011 at 5:06:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1. Based on the "politically correct" Miano quotations in this article, he's begun his campaign for head coach.

    2. The common "wisdom" is a more or less "balanced" offense is best; most coaches are schooled this way, so the pool of candidates who think this way is large. The R&S insists that a pass heavy offense is both practical and desirable; unfortunately, far fewer potential head coaches think that way, limiting choices if that theory is what we like.

    3. Does anyone know what is Mack's state of health? Graves' description are suggestive that something more might be in play than Mack's public speaking skills.

    4. What is Norm Chow doing these days? :)

     
  • At Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 12:13:00 PM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Surely you jest! Coach Chow has deeper roots elsewhere and he already makes more than Coach Mack without the heach coach hassles.

     
  • At Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 12:18:00 PM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Remember that the Run & Shoot is an equalizer for teams that can't get upper-echelon D-1 type talent. I think it works well with our recruiting base. Not interested in what Navy and Georgia Tech are running, but you gotta admit that the flat-out EXECUTE their equalizer. So far we have not had a problem getting good trigger men for the R&S, but you do need to get the QB's and Receivers time together in order to execute ala Rolo, Timmy, and Colt. God Bless Mack. Long Live the Coach.

     
  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 8:23:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not sure that an OC or QB coach makes more than 1.1 million, but I could be wrong. Nevertheless, if Chow ever wants to be a head coach before his career is done, now's his chance. Hmm. We seem to get more than our share of "Last Chance" candidates; hopefully they aren't saddled with some personal flaw that explains why HC has been out of their reach. I agree that after seeing a high-voltage passing attack, a pure spread option running offense seems a bit bland, lol.

     
  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 6:56:00 PM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    More reality re Norm Chow. First, could anyone offer the next UH Coach $1.1 Mil? No! Second the reality is ... UCLA recently paid Norm Chow, now at Utah, $500,000 in a buyout. The former offensive coordinator was offered the buyout to entice Chow to resign in January 2011 after he was removed as offensive coordinator. He would have been reassigned to another position on staff had he not resigned. AND ... LAST YEAR'S NEWS ... According to the Los Angeles Times, USC and Chow are currently in discussion about joining Kiffin's staff but nothing has been finalized. USC desperately wants Chow and is prepared to throw piles of money at him. But Chow really wants a hefty salary, similar to what he got from the Tennessee Titans a few years ago. He has told people he would only return to USC under the condition of receiving "NFL-type money." His UCLA salary isn't too bad. Yes, he makes just $690,000, but if he stays in Westwood, he will earn a $250,000 retention bonus on April 1, 2011. Based on finances alone, it would be more than reasonable if Chow does decide to return to Neuheisel's staff. But he didn't, he went to Utah as an OC. Neither the Messiah nor Joseph Smith is coming to Honolulu, now or ever. Raking dead coals, looking for a light. If USC cannot afford Chow, how can UH? How far does a salary go in mainland vs. Honolulu. Reality People!!!

     
  • At Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:12:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hire me! i'll do it for $40k a year. lol

     
  • At Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 3:09:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nevertheless, Chow seems to have applied for the UH head coaching job. At 65 years old, I'd guess he wants to be a head coach more than quibbling over money. None of the PAC-12 schools were offering that. FWIW, the Salt Lake Tribune cites his current OC salary at Utah as $275,000. Maybe that's base salary (shrug). Someone on Warrior Beat claimed HC salaries in the MWC were on average around $800,000 to $900,000, with Boise State's Chris Peterson earning $1,525,000 and TCU's Gary Patterson $2,018,362. Me, I'd favor a relatively low base salary coupled with fat incentives for winning season, conference championship, BCS appearance, and season ending national ranking.

     
  • At Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6:48:00 PM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Chow for now? Or Miano for a long, long time!
    Miano knows the best and worst of the program. There will be no unrealistic expectations. Chow would be hailed at first as the best hire ever - a signature move for the AD. But then our fans will call for his head the first season he falters. I do not believe that Chow's skin is thick enough to endure the fickleness of the Hawaii fans - and we are!!!

     
  • At Friday, December 16, 2011 at 3:51:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The "fans" would call for the head of ANY coach the first year he falters. Objectively, Miano's best attribute is that he's been here for a long time. If you were another university, say Florida Atlantic or San Jose State, and needed to find a head coach, would Miano be a "can't pass up" candidate should he offer his services? No knock on Miano who's proven his loyalty and seems like a nice guy and a good db coach, but he has no more guarantee of success at HC than many other candidates. Even Chow. The main plus is Miano's a known quantity, the minus is his notably thinner resume.

     

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