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Hawaii football: Nick Rolovich officially introduced at Washington State

By Brian McInnis on January 16, 2020

One moment earned applause louder than all the rest at Nick Rolovich’s introductory press conference at Washington State’s Martin Stadium on Thursday afternoon. “Three-one-seven,” Rolovich, the former Hawaii head coach and quarterback, answered to a question about the Apple Cup. He paused dramatically before elaborating, “That’s the number of days until we get to play it.” The Apple Cup is the annual rivalry game between WSU and Washington, which has gone seven straight (and 10 of the last 11) to […]

Hawaii football: 3 Rainbow Warriors assistants travel to Washington State

By Brian McInnis on January 16, 2020

Most of the following appeared on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news. Three members of the Hawaii football team’s coaching staff are in Pullman, Wash., and will be attending today’s news conference to introduce Nick Rolovich as Washington State’s head coach, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned. The news conference is at 12:30 p.m. Hawaii time and is being live streamed and televised on the Pac-12 Networks. On Monday, Rolovich resigned as UH’s head coach. Brian Smith, who has served as the […]

Hawaii football: Nick Rolovich thanks UH, Rainbow Warriors’ fan base

By Brian McInnis on January 15, 2020

In the wake of the breaking news of Nick Rolovich’s hire at Washington State on Monday, he was selective on social media. Quiet, even. Some people wondered if Rolovich would acknowledge those he left behind as he moved on to a bigger, Power Five conference like the Pac-12. It was a topic of conversation on the radio on Wednesday. Wednesday night came the answer. Rolovich tweeted out a thank-you to the University of Hawaii and its fan base. He wrote: […]

Hawaii football: Will a UH offensive guru, Brian Smith or Craig Stutzmann, succeed Nick Rolovich as head coach?

By Dave Reardon on January 14, 2020

The game of pick the new coach started even before the old one had left. Speculation began regarding Nick Rolovich’s replacement even before the Mountain West Coach of the Year’s departure from the University of Hawaii to Washington State was confirmed Monday. If you’re looking for a hint by who is now the interim coach, you are out of luck; there was none as of last night. Most of the assistants were still at a national convention where this was […]

Hawaii football: Nick Rolovich headed to Washington State

By Warrior World on January 13, 2020

Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich will be named Washington State’s head coach, according to multiple reports. Rolovich could not be reached for immediate comment, but UH athletic director David Matlin provided confirmation from UH’s end. Statement from Athletics Director David Matlin. pic.twitter.com/xfwJXp2XWt — Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) January 14, 2020 UPDATE: Rolovich provided a comment just before 10 p.m. HST, in his inimitable way, on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ewIJljOerg — Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) January 14, 2020 The WSU job was vacated when Mike […]

Hawaii football: LSU’s Joe Burrow breaks Colt Brennan’s records; Dave Aranda wins national title

By Brian McInnis on January 13, 2020

It was a banner night for No. 1 LSU and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow slung five touchdown passes and ran for one more as LSU defeated No. 3 Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff championship on Monday night. In the process, he broke former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan’s records for passing touchdowns (58) and touchdowns responsible for (63) from the 2006 season. Burrow, who entered the night with 55 passing TDs and 59 responsible for, tied Brennan […]

Hawaii football: Khoury Bethley named to Associated Press All-Bowl team

By Brian McInnis on January 9, 2020

Hawaii sophomore safety Khoury Bethley was named to the Associated Press’ All-Bowl team, a collection of players that included every FBS postseason game except the upcoming College Football Playoff national championship between LSU and Clemson. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner, headlined the list of 31 players spanning the 39 games played. Bethley, who recorded 10 solo tackles and two interceptions — including the game-clincher — in the 38-34 win over BYU in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl, was […]

Hawaii football: Quarterback Cole McDonald says he will enter NFL Draft

By Warrior World on January 8, 2020

Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald announced on social media this afternoon that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter into the 2020 NFL Draft. 🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/CmviJoHmio — °°° K . C °°° (@ColeHunter520) January 9, 2020 McDonald will finish his UH career with 8,032 passing yards and 70 touchdowns in 33 games. “Having a chance to play in the NFL has been a lifelong dream and I am excited for the challenge,” McDonald wrote as part of his […]