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Bleak loss underscores need for coaching change

By Ferd Lewis

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If the University of Hawaii was still somehow wrestling with what to do with head coach Greg McMackin’s request for a contract extension, this should have decided it once and for all.

Blowing a 21-point halftime lead en route to a beyond-befuddling 35-31 loss to Utah State at home Saturday night was the lowest point in a season that is becoming a smorgasbord of them.

The bitterest of endings — the Aggies driving 59 yards for the winning score with 14 seconds remaining — produced a renewed torrent of boos from the disbelieving remnants of the season’s smallest crowd, 26,205.

All the while the hardy few were probably asking themselves, “We waited through the rain for this?”

In a season that has dismayed us with once-incomprehensible losses to Nevada-Las Vegas and San Jose State and a narrow escape at Idaho, the Utah State debacle undeniably underlined the need for change at the top.

It is an improved Utah State team, now 3-5 (1-2 WAC), that danced on the field and posed for pictures in the light of the north end scoreboard, an uncommon sight from visiting Western Athletic Conference teams. But 42 points better than the one UH walked over 45-7 just 12 months ago in Utah?

To be sure, the Warriors felt the loss of Royce Pollard, their leading receiver, as well as receiver Justin Clapp and offensive lineman Clayton Laurel to injuries. But the Aggies rebounded from the loss of their starting quarterback, Chuckie Keeton, behind backup Adam Kennedy.

Utah State, a team that had been unable to hold fourth-quarter leads this season, this time yanked one away from the Warriors, who seemed incapable of meeting the challenge.

The Aggies also hoodwinked UH twice in punting situations, when they put receiver Stanley Morrison in the backfield and, inexplicably, both times he was able to pass them to first downs.

Once upon a time the Warriors hit their stride at home in November, a month they had been 16-2 in since 2006. Especially at home. But a somnolent second half, in which the Warriors were outscored 28-3, belied that.

And with it went the WAC title showdown that had awaited the Warriors (5-4, 3-2 WAC) this Saturday at Nevada and a shot at what would have been back-to-back conference championships. From preseason conference favorites, the Warriors have become spoilers, and what a comedown that is.

The Warriors can still limp into the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, but no longer is even that a foregone conclusion. They need to win two of their four remaining regular-season games, which, considering free-falling Fresno State (3-6) and down-and-out Tulane (2-8) are included and at Aloha Stadium, wouldn’t ordinarily be that tough of a chore. But these days, who knows?

I mean, UNLV (2-6), San Jose State (3-6) and, now, Utah State, have taken their measure of UH.

The larger question is what to do with McMackin? UH is obligated to pay him for 2012, the fifth and final year of his contract on which he is owed $1.1 million per season.

Since renewing him is no longer an option, do they want him around as a lame duck going into the tougher Mountain West Conference? Better to pay him off and thank him for his service.

But if not McMackin, then who, since recruiting is heating up and prospects will want to know who the future coach will be?

And where will the money come from now that crowds figure to get even more sparse?

UH lost more than a game Saturday night; it also proved it has sadly lost its way and needs to do something about it.

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Reach Ferd Lewis at flewis@staradvertiser.com or 529-4820.






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ski3779 wrote:
Thank goodness for Sports Journalist like Ferd Lewis, who has guts to say it like it is, and what he feels, not like the gutless Stephen Tsai.
on November 6,2011 | 01:16AM
Anonymous wrote:
I agree, and thanks ferd, you speak the truth..change needs to happen...and soon, i hope the top brass is already looking for a replacement, lets not do the usual and sit on our hands until its too late. This time, if your going to get someone untested, go young and hungry.
on November 6,2011 | 03:55AM
Fergster wrote:
I don't believe a word your saying as an anonymous.
on November 6,2011 | 09:09AM
jhardin wrote:
Amen, this coach is causing the collapse of UH football
on November 6,2011 | 04:30AM
TaiBow wrote:
The second half was like watching a slow motion car crash - a flickering hope of averting disaster, which only proved to be inevitable. What happened to our Warriors? They used to be able to take care of business, especially at home. And now Tulane and Fresno State are no sure things - never mind Nevada and BYU. Hawaii Bowl - the Warriors will be lucky to make it, in their last year in the WAC. Auwe! Time for Rainbow Basketball, Thank goodness - - -
on November 6,2011 | 04:40AM
KLChing wrote:
The UNLV loss was clearly the indication that McMackin had lost control of the team. It was obvious from the comments of the players pregame and Mack's comments both pregame and post game that the team was NOT prepared emotionally to play inspired football to win. Mack's laid back attitude is reflected in his wearing of flip flops. There have been persistent rumors early on of dissension amongst the coaching staff with many only going through the motions. This disaster and dysfunctionality was pointed out to Ferd a good while ago. Ferd, as the dean of Hawaii sports writers, was asked to do some investigative journalism. All I received was a "thank you for taking the time to write" e-mail which is Ferd's cookie cutter response. This article is too little too late. We have yet to hear about the rumors of the assistant coaches being turned off by McMackin and having mailed in the season. Have any other UH fans heard these rumors? How about fans that attend UH practices? This is the source of rumors going back to preseason.
on November 6,2011 | 05:16AM
Fergster wrote:
If that is true then coach Mack should fire them all and bring in some coaches who give a darn about the kids and will give them their best since they owe it to them to do so.
on November 6,2011 | 09:12AM
Amosilatus wrote:
Calling for McMackin's head due to the loss last night is like making a court case without enough evidence. Come on...the man still has a winning record! Let's at least wait till the end of the season!
on November 6,2011 | 05:45AM
Mana07 wrote:
Calling for McMackin's head is NOT due to the loss Saturday night. McMackin needs to go because of his body of uninspired, mediocre work over the last 4 years. UH has been in a downward spiral under McMackin. His 2 bowl games have been an embarrassment. UH will probably not make it to a bowl this year. We are by far the worst 5 win team in the country. Those 5 wins are against some of the worst in the country....with this schedule, a top 75 and yes I mean 75, would be undeafeated at this point.
on November 7,2011 | 04:16AM
omd111 wrote:
Wait....we pay him a little over 1 million a year and he is only just over .500 during his tenure as head coach. And that's with playing a relatively weak schedule. For that kind of money and with the weak schedule, he should be winning 75% of the time. It's not happening.
on November 7,2011 | 05:30PM
sonnyboy wrote:
where you been man? All the evidence is there,UNLV,WASHINGTON,SAN JOSE ST, IDAHO,UTAH ST. If you wait to resuscitate a drowning victum, he dies.
on November 7,2011 | 07:12PM
smoothryda wrote:
Win or lose, it was inspiring and fun watching these warriors play in the past. They had passion, they played hard. The fire is gone. Leadership change?
on November 6,2011 | 06:25AM
Fergster wrote:
Exactly. Where has that passion to play for four quarters gone? We must release the coaching staff and bring in a whole new staff. A staff that can bring the Warrior spirit back to UH.
on November 6,2011 | 09:33AM
kainalu03 wrote:
Thank you Ferd...you hit the nail right on the head..
on November 6,2011 | 06:58AM
redondowarrior wrote:
Mike Leach?
on November 6,2011 | 07:24AM
sonnyboy wrote:
Yes Mike Leach is the choice, w/ Robert Anae who assisted Leach @ Texas A&M to handle the recruiting. He'll get Kahaku back in line.
on November 7,2011 | 07:18PM
Bishop5 wrote:
What a debacle both short term and long term. At this point, firing McMackin will save you money next year. Keeping him on would (and should) cost UH huge at the gate and also TV revenue. UH is still paying for the ineptitude surrounding the Herman Fraiser era. They really had no time and no choice but to hire McMackin. And with all the conference realignment UH has no chamce of even being in the discussion to improve its position. Get rid of him and bring on someone who has vision for the program, an exciting brand of football, and some name recognition for players and fans alike. Mike Leach and Norm Chow should be part of the list. Given the college football landscape this requires someone who can provide instant credibility and a quick fix to have any chance for long term program growth (it may already be too late).
on November 6,2011 | 08:40AM
Fergster wrote:
This was an embarrassing loss to say the least. The way the team has been playing must be a reflection of the coaching. Coach Mack being the top dog takes the heat. He must sit back and see who is holding them back and replace them with coaches that will improve the team. If it is himself then he should retire. This year is an unacceptable year. They were picked to finish first. They won't finish last but they won't finish first. UH might want to give coach Mack his last season unless they can afford to buy him out and bring in a coach that knows he can win ballgames at UH. A different style of offense might help. UH has an awesome coaching staff with many years of experience behind them. There is no excuse for this type of loss. San Jose State and UNLV were two other embarrassing losses. Are players taking a dive? Are coaches coaching poorly? Time for change?
on November 6,2011 | 09:08AM
mcc wrote:
McMackin was over paid from the beginnning and still is. He is no June Jones! But he is paid more than June was.
on November 6,2011 | 09:27AM
UHFAN1984 wrote:
It seems the paper doesn't want to post anything backing up the football program why I've tried at 730, 800 and 900 and still my post has not been on weird.
on November 6,2011 | 09:38AM
Anonymous wrote:
Come all you ney sayers I'll give you a history lesson only one coach has taken a Hawaii team off a WAC championship and returned to a bowl game. WHO is it COACH MAC Hawaii has won or shared a WAC title 4 times lets see what the following year held in store for our team. 1992 11-2 1st--- 1993 6-6/3-5 in the WAC 8th Bob Wagner 1999 9-4 1st---- 2000 3-9/2-6 in the WAC 6th June Jones 2007 12-1 1st-- June Jones leaves and Coach Mac takes the ball 2008 7-7/5-3 in the WAC 2nd and a bowl bid 2010 10-4 1st -- 2011 5-4 and still in contention for a bowl game with 4 games left. How soon you all forget the 1996-98 seasons when we were 5-31. The injury bug has bit us hard on the starters and back ups. OUr OC and DC are still learning what it means to play with a target on your back that will com in time. I'm sticking with Coach Mac and this team wether they make a bowl or not I say EXTEND his contract and you won't be sorry
on November 6,2011 | 09:54AM
THELASTWORD777 wrote:
MacMuffin cant recruit for shat and is slowly pissing away the system and glory that June Jones built here. Cut his responsibility taking, double wide okole and weak, unprofessional, undisciplined legacy before it's too late.
on November 6,2011 | 07:23PM
omd111 wrote:
Hey;...Mrs. McMackin.....your husband was a not head coach before they hired him and he is not a head after he get's let go.
on November 7,2011 | 05:36PM
Anonymous wrote:
Who is the only coach to take a Hawaii team back to a bowl game the following year after a WAC championship? The answer Coach Mac 2008 2nd place 7-7
on November 6,2011 | 09:58AM
Bayman wrote:
and we should honor that accomplishment...why?
on November 6,2011 | 10:57AM
omd111 wrote:
Mrs. McMackin...you really need to stop this.
on November 7,2011 | 05:37PM
Anonymous wrote:
History Lesson 1992 11-2 1993 6-6/3-5 8th no bowl game 1999 9-4 2000 3-9/2-6 6th no bowl game 2007 12-1 2008 7-7/5-3 bowl game HC Coach Mac 2010 10-4 2011 5-4 still in contention for a bowl game with 4 games left 1996-98 5-31 how short are your memories
on November 6,2011 | 10:03AM
Bayman wrote:
can we ship this anonymous with muffin and his staff out of the program?
on November 6,2011 | 10:58AM
Descartes22 wrote:
who are you rich miano? do you really think getting a hometown bowl berth by virtue of having a winning record while playing in the weakest conference in the nation means anything? talk about short memories.... do you remember the overconfident, unprepared game plans in our homer bowls? notre dame and tulsa (like the mediocre WAC teams) outcoached us. and let's add the sugar bowl also. but at least that was a real bowl game and june was out the door, so didn't care much about basic game prep.
on November 6,2011 | 01:49PM
UHFAN1984 wrote:
Also Remember 1988 UH 9-3 with no place to go with wins over #9 IOWA Pac 10 Oregon yet teams with 6-6 records make a bowl YOU forgot why this BOWL game was made-- Did you go to the ECU boise game?
on November 7,2011 | 07:07PM
sonnyboy wrote:
is dat you mac?
on November 7,2011 | 07:22PM
Anonymous wrote:
The injury bug has hit us hard this year in both our starters and depth. The OC and DC are young and just learning whats its like to play with a target on your back week in and week out that will come in time I say extent coaches contract and you won't be sorry. I'm would stick with this staff wether they make a bowl game our not just look at past history when UH win a championship
on November 6,2011 | 10:12AM
Descartes22 wrote:
small thinking, anonymous. what upward trajectory is there with a 65 year old coach? even if they were to win three of their final four games (which include two cream puffs), our highest paid state worker must go. it's unbelievable donovan was contemplating keeping him on if he accepted 650K. that level of money can get you a quality coach.
on November 6,2011 | 04:44PM
aiea7 wrote:
Agree that his loss has sealed Mack's fate. It is out of JD's hands, it is the upper campus and behind the scene powers that will make (or have made) decision. The Utah seconrd string QB is not the best QB on the team, if he were, then he would have been starting instead of the other guy. It showed the the coaching staff could not make game time adjustments (lack of ability or experience) to the situation. This applies to both sides of the ball, the offensive coaches could not deal with the defense Utah employed, and the defensive coaches could not adjust to stop the substitute QB (the had a whole half to do it). This kind of failure occured in the Wash, UNLV, SJS, Idaho games (even though we beat Idaho). Injuries, etc. do affect a team's performance but the coaches should and must be able to make game adjustments. Sure, there will be times that a team will lose due to injuries, etc. But this year, there was too much of this occuring, it was consistent; it took 5 or 6 games to straigthen out the special team problems. There are no excusses; the coaches should have known what to do, but they failed to do it. Boise State also suffered many injuries to their players, especially the O line, but they still continue to win. Why, better coaches and better preparation and game time adjustments. Simple as that.
on November 6,2011 | 11:31AM
Descartes22 wrote:
send Von Mackin Packin. hinshaw and company panicked after june's departure and overpayed for a 60 year old career assistant, who has appeared confused from the beginning. their hand-wringing saddled hawaii taxpayers with millions in guaranteed money and, as we're seeing now, tied the program's hands with the sweetheart deal. Division 1 head coaching jobs are scarce and highly coveted. They should have started the rebuilding process with a young, up and coming coach for 1/3 of the price. (ala donovan's shrewd move in hiring gib). Von Mackin should now join his benefactor Hinshaw in retirement. Von Mackin can't and doesn't recruit. we waste scholarships on mediocre talent. hats off to our top three players, moniz, parades and torres (all walk ons) and to the other hard-working members of the team. But it's inexcusable that we can't restock the team with decent talent or even find a kicker whose range extends beyond the red zone. jettisoning a relic who is outcoached on a weekly basis is no reflection on the players. the team's unprepared, "we don't need to practice and stay focused" Hawaii Bowl performances against notre dame and tulsa were beyond shame and entirely the fault of the coaches. So are the weekly efforts against the weakest competition in college football. Capable adjustments, clock and time out management, and routine game decisions are beyond Von Mackin's grasp. Any objective fan who watches each UH game and bleeds green has to shake their head. we deserve better. there's a reason why attendance figures approach all time lows. And if you're longtime season tickets holders like my family, you know the attendance numbers are inflated by 8000 or so fans per game. thanks for telling it like it us, ferd. As for potential hires, another comment was submitted suggesting former texas tech coach mike leach, who has been out of coaching for two years. My buddies and I have been touting Leach as a perfect hire since the unlv debacle. his version of the run and shoot would run and shoot circles around our system. He's hungry and would be able to recruit, hire top notch assistants, prepare and inspire the team, and come in at half the price of our senior citizen coach. So let's hope donovan has some backbone and puts a sensible stamp on our program as we enter a new conference. donovan did it before when he made the switch from a nice guy, career assistant he inherited in the basketball program. the model fits UH football as well.
on November 6,2011 | 11:40AM
akuman808 wrote:
Good programs reload year after year. UH regresses with a young receiver corp, inexperienced secondary and a very green offensive line. To compound these obvious weaknesses, coaches scheme the same as if they had the same experienced personnel like last year. Opposing coaches continue to attack the weakness because nothing changes and scheme against the tendencies resulting in long runs and deep passes. Coach Mack has put into place a DC, OC and special teams coach who have all had their moments of, HUH!!! Too all the talented althetes on the team who can beat whomever lines up on the other side, you coach has to put you in those situations. And if you are not as talented and you are on the negative side of a mismatch, the coach needs to give you help. We fans are not coaches but these things are what we see and don't see. We have seen it before and only wish to see it again.
on November 6,2011 | 11:41AM
alohachef wrote:
This game really exposed the short comings of a head coach, offensive coordinator, and defensive coordinator, with limited experience, to make adjustments. How can you say, at the midpoint of your season, that you only prepared your team for stopping the run, but did not anticipate or at least prepare for their passing game? How can you build a 21 point lead with an offense that was executing in the first half, come out for the second half and be conservative and not keep the pressure on the other team? How can the head coach look puzzled that what they were doing in the first half is no longer working in the second half? Yet not take command and put it to his OC & DC to make adjustments?
on November 6,2011 | 11:44AM
BO0o07 wrote:
Totally agree with your comments. Even if by some miracle UH win at least two of the four remaining games, it will not satisfy the "Fire Coach Mac" fans. After last night's debacle, I don't see UH winning any of the remaining games.
on November 6,2011 | 12:30PM
blackmurano wrote:
Mahalo Ferd for saying what's in the heart of majority Warrior fans that Greg McMackin needs to go - FIRED!. I really hope UH AD Jim Donovan will start recruiting for a new Head Coach position and it doesn't have to be someone with Hawaii ties. For me, a couple of unemployed coaches come to mine. Mike Leach former Texas Tech head coach ran a offensive similiar to the "run and shoot." That means if hired, there is no need to change the offensive scheme drastically., My second choice is Rich Rodriguez. I understand he once talked to the founder of the run and shoot Mouse Davis (now on staff) about offensive scheme ideas. He has also seeked advice from former Warrior Coach June Jones. If either one was hired, I would hope they do not retain anyone, except Mouse Davis, on the current Warrior Staff. I would hope they bring their own offensive and defensive coordinators with no Hawaii ties. You can hire assistancs to those positions with local ties to recruit locally.
on November 6,2011 | 02:44PM
Descartes22 wrote:
well this is the third comment touting mike leach. see my post above - he's a perfect fit. we can get him on the relative cheap. , hinshaw and the other hand-wringers gave von mackin an absurd contract, so he 's not resigning. he's confused and puzzled on the field but he's not that out of it. get to work donovan. do what's best for the program.
on November 6,2011 | 03:45PM
blackmurano wrote:
Your artcle speaks for itself on Coach McMackin and the 2011 Warrior football team. If there is a movement to end Coach McMackin tenure as Warrior head coach, I would presume a search for a new coach nationally will begin. I'd like to see two current unemployed head coaches to the Warrior head coach position. The first is Mike Leach. He ran an offensive scheme, similiar to the run and shoot while he was head coach at Texas Tech. Coach Leach would not have any problem adjusting to the run and shoot or making changes to the run and shoot without any drastic changes. The second coach is Rich Rodriguez. I understand he use to talk to current assistant Warrior coach and founder of the Run and Shoot Mouse Davis about offensive scheme. He also talked with ex-Warrior head coach June Jones. So both could come in and retain the run and shoot or make minor adjustment to it.
on November 6,2011 | 03:04PM
UHFAN1984 wrote:
HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GOT TO PAY THOSE GUYS Both easily over a MILLION a year
on November 7,2011 | 07:10PM
royledesma wrote:
I say we break the bank, and poach June Jones. Let's not forget the impact that he had not only on the football field, but also the community.
on November 6,2011 | 03:18PM
LizKauai wrote:
Considering that the Warriors still have a chance to win out and become bowl-eligible and the Class of 2012 can get noticed individually for jobs in the sport they love, these calls for Coach McMackin's head seem totally heartless to me. Have the gamblers and the win-obsessed alcoholics become the voice of Warrior football now? Where are the positive suggestions? Who could do a better job? What would be the best-case scenario for the students and the athletic program in general? It this just about money? This week alone, I have seen too many serious injuries. MY QUESTION would be- is American Football now more harm than good to our students? The sport is becoming about physical domination and getting more and more dangerous as players are being sacrificed for the W... and for what? Is that the purpose of a college education? And the COST of the program is getting even more ridiculous as the merry-go-round of conferences and $$$ distribution turns into a blur. To me the question is much larger than Hawaii's Coach and his staff. It's about what people are willing to sacrifice for the WIN. I'm not willing to support the dehumanizing of our young people. GO WARRIORS!
on November 6,2011 | 05:16PM
sonnyboy wrote:
Eh! you're not a true Warrior fan are you?
on November 7,2011 | 07:32PM
keawe wrote:
Let me see Coach Mack, Coach Tomey, Coach Davis, Coach Lee, Coach Miano are all losers and the person that is condemning them is Ferd Lewis. Hey Ferd if you want to blame one person and cost him his job then please put yourself in the same category. There will be a judgement day and it will be on You. To lambast any Coach on any sport when you are just a "Reporter" is irresponsible. Has any of the Football Coaches you have "put down" ever said anything against you? As a reporter please just report without putting in your bias.
on November 6,2011 | 07:22PM
THELASTWORD777 wrote:
MacMuffin wants to take responsibility then fire him. Ferd is only voicing what many many many of us UH fans feel. Keawe this is an opinion piece in a freakin newspaper. Thank God you aren't a reporter - too many of the local reporters are too busy blowing smoke up people's @sses. Ferd should be credited for his willingness to be critical for a change and calling a spade a spade.
on November 6,2011 | 07:27PM
keawe wrote:
..... speaking as a reporter...he put down June Jones also when coaching at Hawaii. This Offense is a little more complicated than what most teams run. When you lose offensive linemen and receivers timing and miscues abound. Figure it out. As for opinions, I often wonder how people who do not understand football at the college level whether it is recruitment or the coaching itself can be so quick to turn on the Team. As a player I would kind of feel sorry for these shallow minded individuals and would welcome them to come and talk to us so we can explain what a TEAM is all about.
on November 7,2011 | 08:28AM
THELASTWORD777 wrote:
JJ isn't God. He had his share of coaching faults and mistakes as well. What you see as "putting down" others see as critical evaluation which is what we want to see from FREE PRESS. If you think the RnS is complicated, God forbid you ever find yourself in a classic WC offensive scheme. You act like the RnS is quantum physics....please, St. Louis HS was running a similar RnS scheme in the mid 80s. The vulnerability of the RnS is that the WRs and QB need to be instinctively on the same page with reading the defensive coverage. If they are you get UH 2007, if not you get UH 2011. If your head coach has a solid recruiting plan in place the impact of losing players is lessened because you have a solid mix of experience at key positions. You are welcome to your "HOMER" opinions, but they also blind you from seeing the inconvenient truth.
on November 7,2011 | 09:00AM
hon2255 wrote:
Keawe, you are brain dead, sorry bro, look at the progressively poor coaching and time management by the current coach. Game after game, nough said.
on November 6,2011 | 08:13PM
THELASTWORD777 wrote:
MacMuffin is slowly but surely running this program into the ground with his soft, undiscplined, uninspired head coaching. I liked him better as a defensive coordinator. He can't recruit to save his life and now we're headed to the MWC with a roster full of great kids who should be playing at a FCS school.
on November 6,2011 | 07:31PM
hon2255 wrote:
Recruiting has taken a dive, look at all the walk ons playing ,what happened to the guys on scholie.
on November 6,2011 | 08:15PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Ferd, Are you the lone voter who keeps on voting Boise State number one? Even earlier today, LSU got all number one votes, except the lone AP voter who keeps on voting Boise State number one. Just a thought. From Reggie
on November 6,2011 | 08:59PM
HiHawaii808 wrote:
Our Warriors have no fire, no discipline, no focus, and no rhythm. A team is a reflection of its coach. And that coach is Coach McMackin. He is proven to be unable to make the improvements, game adjustments, and game preparations that everyone expects. And this is against and among the bottom 20% of Div. 1 football. Yes, we are at the bottom too and sinking. There is no way but up and Coach McMackin cannot do it. It is time to move on to another coach.
on November 6,2011 | 10:05PM
garshin wrote:
You tell it like it is.. Coach Mac is living in a BUBBLE.. He thinks there's to much negativity outside his world.. I wonder why???
on November 6,2011 | 10:11PM
Kakukilla wrote:
I really cannot believe UH lost this game! UNLV, San Jose and now Utah State is really painful because we should Have WON the game. I DON'T agree with Ferd Lewis, Coaching Change idea. I agree with some points Mr Lewis made.Out we are entering the MWC we neede a solid Offence and defence system that has the recruted players that can run the system. This can be problematic. new coah, new player and new system . UH players is physicall hurt in almost every position on the team, many of the started are playing hurt.. Yes, The COACH take's the reposibility WIN or Lose. Coach MAC need to let the DC and OC do the Job not to let him have the the final say.
on November 6,2011 | 10:53PM
poliandri wrote:
I agree with most of what you stated, except I believe that Coach Mac leaves to much of the play calling to Rolo. For example, going with the deep ball over and over again, when its just not working makes no sense. The play calling is so predictable that even the "non coach" can pretty much figure out whats coming.
on November 7,2011 | 09:32AM
ngitkwai1 wrote:
this team has no fire in their belly...they have the attitude they lost but have the next game to prove themselves...so indicative of the coaching staff....when they don't make it to a bowl game, what are they going to say, there's next year! It'll be another team next year and maybe we'll need new coaches next year too! Bring back june jones!
on November 7,2011 | 07:39AM
aieanani wrote:
I am sooo sorry to say, I agree with you whole-heartedly. What started off as a promising season is now reduced to a team with no "game". I'm so dissappointed as a Warriors fan.
on November 7,2011 | 08:47AM
BIGDaddyD wrote:
HELP WANTED: DIVISION I FOOTBALL COACH QUALITIES: NO EXCUSES "CAN DO" ATTITUDE NEED AND WANT TO WIN LEADER, NOT A FOLLOWER
on November 7,2011 | 09:51AM
Hapaguy1 wrote:
The only reason that UH should seek a coaching change is money. Coach Mac's compensation was based on June Jones taking the team to an appearance in a BCS Bowl game. More appropriately Coach Mac's pay should have been based upon the simple fact that UH, at the time the deal was made. UH played in the WAC and not the PAC-10.
on November 7,2011 | 04:05PM
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