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Rolovich is bringing back the run-and-shoot in his drive to recapture the glory days

  • (Video By Diane S. W. Lee / dlee@staradvertiser.com)

    Welcome back, run-and-shoot. In his third year, University of Hawaii football team head coach Nick Rolovich is bringing back the run-and-shoot offense in an effort to win games and recapture a dwindling fan base.

  • JAMM AQUINO / 2007

    Hawaii’s success with the run-and-shoot offense peaked during its undefeated 2007 regular season, after which quarterback Colt Brennan was third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. Here, Brennan celebrated with fans following UH’s 39-27 victory over Boise State, clinching the Western Athletic Conference championship. A week later, the Warriors ran their record to 12-0 with a win over Washington, clinching a spot in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Craig Stutzmann, Nick Rolovich and Brian Smith don’t have much time these days to reflect on their glorious 2001 season as key players in Hawaii’s run-and-shoot. They are busy teaching it to the current Warriors as quarterbacks coach, head coach and running backs coach. Stutzmann is also passing game coordinator and Smith is offensive coordinator.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mouse Davis, left, is the coach most noted for developing the foundation of the run-and-shoot passing game. The former University of Hawaii assistant recently visited Warriors practice, where coach Nick Rolovich is bringing back the four-wide offense.

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