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Good first hires !
Yep, I agree.
Not sure about naeole
Good assistant coach, lousy head coach. At least his strength was with discipline, so that should help with Rolo’s regime in keeping these players in line and one the same page.
Me either. He deserves a chance to stay but he got to get that O Line going.
I’m sure only reason Naole is retained is to not lose too much ground in local recruiting. Naole showed nothing as the O-line coach nor as an interim head coach.
First 2 “Men of Aloha” … start recruiting guys !!!!!!
I hope coach Rolovich retains Coach Beemer as well and he gets donations to upgrade the weight room.
This makes for a good beginning. June Jones will you apply for the offensive coordinators position please.
I’m sure Rolo is pitching JJ in his living room right now.
never going to happen. Pitch Miano. He can raise money the team needs. He has political contacts and unlike JJ, Miano lives and breaths Hawaii. Then Hire PIAA to do all the recruiting so the best stay home
it would be great if Miano was hired on. I essepcially like what he did with the walk-on program. That to me was his signature contribution. I always think there is another Chad Owen waiting for a chance.
Rolo must select coaches who can recruit and not just occupy space as position coaches. Otherwise, he is headed for an early train wreck. No matter how popular his selection was as HC. So far I havent seen an early bell ring.I understand also Rolo’s passion to bring in former teammates to establish a loyalty base, but if they do not produce, Rolo is carrying dead weight on his staff. I also understand Rolo is constrained with budgetary numbers. As a former Bow player Im rooting for this great opportunity ROLO has been given to improve the program and move it in a positive direction.The last time a former popular player took the helm was Larry Price (JJ had a brief player stint too at UH) in ’74. I believe JJ was on that roster.
I feel the same. Naeole as of now has been a recruiting light weight and Abe is a rookie at this level. Hope Rolovich rounds out his staff will coaches who can teach these green horns how to recruit.
This has the makings of a train wreck. Naeole has done nothing for UH’s O-line. Our quarterbacks were on their backs or running for their lives with him as the line coach. As interim head coach UH actually performed worse than under Chow.
I share your concerns, Bishop5. I like Naeole’s toughness and honesty, but his O-line was suspect for most of the season. I also like Elimimian — one of the best UH defensive backs — but our defensive 2ndary this past season wasn’t consistent. These choices worry me. Still, I’m hoping that these assistants are able to turn things around with our new HC. With these choices, I’m even more curious about the OC. Coach Rolo says he won’t wear that hat. The one person who would bring experience and proven success to that role is JJ.
Disagree Naole’s Oline gave us a 1,110 yard rusher. Not bad for a team that was always behind in the score and had to pass. Abe was a late hire. let’s see what they can do in recruiting.
Using your logic, Naole also gave us a 3-10 season, on top of previous 2 losing seasons.
You have to look at both good and bad. Nothing wrong with pointing out the 1110 yard rusher.
June Jones hiring as OC will make national headlines. Also bring back much needed fans back into their seats.
hmmmm…Leonard Peters next?
Because thats his buddy and at a low cost. Not that I would agree with it.
Not impressed. These coaches could not win a single Mountain West Conference game this year. So why bring them back?
Mick Cavanaugh was way better than Naeole; much more respected. I’m not sure Rolo made the right choice here.
i don’t think we could afford Cavanaugh.
After such a disaster season, almost anything would be an improvement. I give Rolovich and company the benefit of the doubt. My only concern could be too much “in breeding” – – I hope they can breathe life into the Warrior football program and not more of the “Same Old, Same Old”. The new recruiting class will be key.
I sure hope that the “WARRIORS” only logo returns.
I wish some of you bloggers look for the positives instead of putting down the coaches. There is no magic formula on who would be the best coach. I do like Rolovich but I alos liked JJ. I will support Matlin’s choice and Rolovich’s decision on his coaches.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
808OT always makes negative comments on bloggers who differ w his status quo stance… He has trouble thinking any other way.
Well it’s a matter of the never-have’s and never will-be’s commenting because they obviously know more from their couches. It’s easy for them to criticize anonymously because these are statements they wouldn’t dare say to anyone to their face. PC is always brave hiding anonymously. Jimmyhouse67@aol.com
shoot the messenger mentality. that makes for great discussion.
I was putting down Chow for the last 3 years. Isn’t that a positive?
I’m not yet sold on Naeole, but trust Rolo in his evaluation of our OL … he said while scouting UH he could see improvement over the past couple of years. I like the Elimimian hire; he’s a former UH player, has DC experience at Simon Fraser, is young and energetic, and has recruiting contacts in SoCal, where he got two good athletes to verbal to UH a couple months ago (one, apparently, may have changed courses and might be headed to San Jose State). In Abe’s defense, the secondary — like other areas of the team — got banged up this year, particularly at safety, and one of the better CBs red-shirted.
The only issue I see with bringing JJ back as OC is whether Rolo is strong enough to be the boss of his former coach. And for that matter, would JJ have the humility and self control to let Rolo run the show.