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UH football coach suspended by MWC

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:56 a.m. HST, Sep 10, 2013



University of Hawaii football coach Chris Demarest was suspended today for one game by the Mountain West Conference for breaking a sportsmanship rule during Saturday's game at Oregon State.

The suspension will keep the UH assistant off the sidelines in Hawaii's next football game at Nevada on Sept. 21. The conference office said Demarest broke Mountain West Sportsmanship Rule 4.4.3, for his inappropriate actions on the sideline during the nonconference game.

The Mountain West said it will have no further comment regarding this case.

UH head coach Norm Chow issued this statement: "Chris is a tremendous football coach who coaches with passion and energy. This is an extremely unfortunate situation and obviously we will abide with the penalty handed down by the Mountain West."

2013-14 Mountain West Handbook: Rule 4







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gsc wrote:
B.S. !!!!
on September 10,2013 | 10:14AM
frontman wrote:
What did he do, make one of the team cry????
on September 10,2013 | 01:01PM
frontman wrote:
I will be the first to predict that UH will NOT lose this weekend.
on September 10,2013 | 06:06PM
CriticalReader wrote:
That's OK. In "Rudy", Notre Dame only had 3 coaches. In "We Are Marshall", Marshall only had 2 coaches. The Titans in "Remember The Titans" only had 4 Coaches, and they fired one halfway through the season for chronic racism. In "The Longest Yard", all the coaches were players too. UH will survive this. Maybe they'll even do better. Seems like the less coaches a team has, the better they do. At least in the movies.
on September 10,2013 | 10:20AM
primowarrior wrote:
Let's hope UH has a heroic game against UNR, worthy of a movie!
on September 10,2013 | 11:50AM
loquaciousone wrote:
4.4.3 Obscene Gestures and Language. An individual who uses obscene gestures or unduly provocative language or action toward a game official, Conference personnel, another institution, a student-athlete or personnel of another institution, coach or spectator shall be subject to the following penalties: 4.4.3.1 First Offense. Public reprimand. 4.4.3.2 Subsequent Offenses. Suspension for at least two contests and public announcement through standard Conference channels. The penalty shall not exceed one season of competition. 4.4.3.3 Statute of Limitations. An individual penalized for obscene gestures or language shall have his/her record expunged one calendar year from the date of the latest offense, provided that individual has no further offenses during that time period >> Suspension is public reprimand?
on September 10,2013 | 10:26AM
allie wrote:
yikes!
on September 10,2013 | 10:55AM
false wrote:
Go to study hall so you can graduate and leave us, Yikes your.............
on September 10,2013 | 02:30PM
joshislost wrote:
thats ITS reply to everything YIKES slap the likes out of ITS mouth
on September 10,2013 | 10:32PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on September 10,2013 | 11:07AM
CriticalReader wrote:
NOT basic info. loquacious didn't mention the rules about physical abuse and incitement to inappropriate action, both of which carry a 1 game suspension for a first offense. One of those two transgressions are probably what the Coach did, unless this is his second or higher obscenity violation. But even then, he would have gotten two games. There is a pdf link below the article above to the operative rule and types of infractions and penalties. On the other hand, maybe he strung together profanities so effectively that they're counting the whole expisode as 1.5 offenses. Then 1 game for obscenity could make sense.
on September 10,2013 | 11:38AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on September 10,2013 | 12:51PM
CriticalReader wrote:
The article now says it was a violation of rule 4.4.3. If that's the case, then unless this is the Coach's second or higher offense, he should have just received a reprimand. If it was #2 or higher, he needs focused retraining. or duct tape and fingerless gloves. Also, one must remember that the OSU population is a "sensitive" and niche population. They will be the game changing claimants of tomorrow in employment harassment and discrimination claims against management structures of all types.
on September 10,2013 | 01:06PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Me thinks he mooned the official....that can over sensitize some people.
on September 10,2013 | 02:10PM
Willieboy wrote:
probably was after da cheap shot on da sideline.... he just gotta watch tv and call da guys in da box.... no problem
on September 10,2013 | 10:30AM
false wrote:
several cheap shots happened during the game with no call.
on September 10,2013 | 02:32PM
nfl74 wrote:
That's bogus!! I did see it on TV and it happened right after that late hit. So it's okay for Jovan Stevenson to do a late hit and not get ejected from the game but it's not okay for our coaches to be upset. MWC is full of it.
on September 10,2013 | 10:38AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on September 10,2013 | 11:11AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Are you kidding Descartes? Did Demarest (a COACH) strike a player in anger? Are you trying to say that was "OK"? Woody Hayes' career came to an abrupt end after doing that. And, that was before we as a society became sensitive and whimpy.
on September 10,2013 | 11:42AM
nfl74 wrote:
From what I saw on TV, Coach Demo did NOT hit any player.
on September 10,2013 | 12:24PM
pigo wrote:
UH always gets treated like garbage! Things like having to subsidize travel expenses for visiting MWC teams... and now this??
on September 10,2013 | 10:52PM
geralddeheer wrote:
No comment doesn't cut it. What is going on? What about a statement from the coach himself? Very strange.
on September 10,2013 | 10:58AM
lokela wrote:
That is a lot of B.S. Mr. Chow is probably thinking along the same lines. So no comment needed.
on September 10,2013 | 11:34AM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
Ah - the coaches for UH all suck. They can't even do ajustment with their players. Fire the QB - he sucks. Norm Chow and his so called coaches don't have any game plans. So sad.
on September 10,2013 | 11:44AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Everybody sucks! You sound like a 9 year old litte leaguer.
on September 10,2013 | 01:30PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Typical great reporting by the Star Advertiser. What the heck did the coach do? Ever think readers might want to know that?
on September 10,2013 | 11:47AM
GeoDiva wrote:
Agree. Was wondering what he did!
on September 10,2013 | 12:45PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
right one coach..you stuck up for your team..too bad the crybabies with the big money had to come down on you..imua
on September 10,2013 | 12:02PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yeah, he went all out! The players know who got their back.
on September 10,2013 | 01:32PM
primo1 wrote:
Time to circle the wagons coach Chow...
on September 10,2013 | 12:39PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on September 10,2013 | 01:02PM
Slow wrote:
Dear Descartes22: you might as well stop whining about the SA. Perhaps you have noticed but the Star Bulletin went broke. The Advertiser was dying (and, arguably, still is). If you want in-depth reporting pay for it (ie Civil Beat). You don't get something for nothing and there simply is not the revenue (from advertisers and subscribers) to pay for investigative reporting.
on September 10,2013 | 02:43PM
primo1 wrote:
Perhaps you haven't noticed but the Star-Bulletin purchased the Honolulu Advertiser, not the other way around.
on September 10,2013 | 03:15PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Does the Coach lose pay for 1 game like an NFL player or coach?
on September 10,2013 | 03:08PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I was hoping it was Norm.
on September 10,2013 | 04:11PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Yes! Let Chow take a game off and let Jordan Wynn call the plays vs Nevada. It couldn't be worst than Chow's 3 and punt.
on September 10,2013 | 09:55PM
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