Most of the following appears on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news.
Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae has withdrawn as a candidate for the Hawaii football team’s head coaching job.
“After careful consideration, I am withdrawing my application for the University of Hawaii head football coach position,” Anae said in a news release today.
NEWS: Virginia OC Robert Anae announces his withdrawal from the Hawaii head-coaching search. The Hawaii native was considered a strong candidate for the job. pic.twitter.com/hYcWLx2qwm
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 21, 2020
Anae, 61, had been seeking to become the successor to Nick Rolovich, who resigned at UH last week to become Washington State’s head coach.
Todd Graham has emerged as one of the more well-known candidates for the UH job.
Graham had been head coach at Arizona State (2012-2017), Pittsburgh (2011), Tulsa (2007-2010) and Rice (2006).
Per Stephen Tsai's report that Todd Graham has emerged as a @HawaiiFB candidate, the ex-Rice, ex-Tulsa, ex-Pittsburgh, ex- @ASUFootball coach (95-61) is somebody #HawaiiFB should be able to afford. He received a $12 million buyout from the Sun Devils in 2017. @StarAdvertiser
— Ferd Lewis (@FerdLewis) January 21, 2020
In 12 seasons as head coach, he has compiled a 95-61 record with 10 bowl appearances. He led Tulsa to a 62-35 victory over UH in the 2010 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
Here’s a piece on Graham by AZ Central back in 2018.
Also, UH linebackers coach Mark Banker would appear to be out of the running for the head job. Defensive line coach Ricky Logo is on his way to Pullman, as well.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 21, 2020