JJ and Glanville to reunite in CFL

It appears that a June Jones-Jerry Glanville reunion is in the works.

Glanville is poised to join the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian Football League team that recently signed Jones to a three-year extension as head coach. Jones took over an 0-8 Hamilton team that went 6-4 under his direction.

When the deal is finalized, Glanville would fill the void filled after Jeff Reinebold was dismissed as defensive coordinator in mid-season.

Jones was an assistant under Glanville with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. They famously reunited in 2005, when Jones, UH’s head coach at the time, hired Glanville as his defensive coordinator. Glanville departed at the end of the 2006 season to become Portland State’s head coach. He left behind a hard-hitting defense that was instrumental in 12-0 regular season in 2007.


  1. islandman December 19, 2017 7:12 am

    Early birds catch ….somethings

  2. A-House December 19, 2017 7:57 am

    perhaps UH administration should consider purchasing property and assign them to certain coaching positions — they become “real property” assets on the balance sheet and charge a reasonable monthly rent of $300 – $500 [ HC paying the most and assistants the lesser amounts ]

    this can become a “win, win” situation for UH as a coach will not smudge completely off UH by paying a monthly rent and ease the salary range burden it is faced with

    contract should include a provision that the coach will be totally responsible for any and all damages caused by his/her family to the property.

  3. al December 19, 2017 8:25 am

    Did you mention Tuioti and Cav?

  4. MattyBoy December 19, 2017 9:04 am


    Not in a million years.

  5. al December 19, 2017 9:21 am

    Well the Earth is over 4.5 billion years old.
    Homo sapiens been around between 2 – 4 million years.

  6. al December 19, 2017 9:23 am

    What we need is a visionary at Washington Place just like we did in Governor John A Burns.

  7. Willie December 19, 2017 9:34 am

    Since this morning’s blog banner is on coaching, in the SA fine print section is listed a coaching appointment with a UH opponent affiliation. Hal Mumme was appointed the OC @ “football powerhouse” . . . NOT; Jackson State. Wow, a JJ type offensive mind trying to get a fresh start. Wish him well, I liked how his team moved the ball creatively.

    Hoping that the two coaching transfers to OSU exhibit some class and don’t poach! Leaving at this kinda 11th hour was really bad timing. Guess we’ll find out what kind of guys they are.

  8. al December 19, 2017 9:40 am

    They were poaching will getting paid here. Social media info dates their activity.
    They were on the way out and not by there own accord.
    No class.

  9. MattyBoy December 19, 2017 9:41 am

    On Reardon’s blog, he stated a source close to the situation said Cavanaugh will not be joining the UH football staff. Bummer.

  10. islandman December 19, 2017 9:55 am

    Tsai said Cav might come if he doesn’t get a better offer.
    He suggests Tuioti for DC.

  11. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2017 10:17 am

    # 10.

    Tsai suggests Tuioti for DC?

    Tony making 240 -260K as OLB coach for Cal Bears.

    Why would he come back here?

  12. Old School Dave December 19, 2017 11:07 am

    Liked Coach Tony Tuioti, but realistically, why would someone give up a job at a P5/Pac-12 school? Not to mention that he’s only into his second season as a position coach since getting let go by Chow in 2013. With coaches like Chad Kauhaahaa or Kevin Clune, they might be from here or have a Hawaii connection but it’s hard to come down a level (Pac-12 to MWC), unless you have no other opportunities (live living in a large house in Kahala, then being forced to move to a studio in Makiki). Thom Kaumeyer who was released along with Tuioti by Chow is someone who may warrant a second look, perhaps?

    Coaches on staff need to work well together. They don’t have to always agree with each other, but need to ultimately stick together and work as one. Coach Rolo is the type of HC who wants to hire someone who takes to Hawaii (doesn’t necessarily have to be from here) and who will work and mesh with the other coaches. Chow would seemingly hire all types of assistants and the result was evident (Tom Mason and Wayne Moses getting the boot when Naeole took over for Chow).

    Need some continuity with regards to the UH DC position as the next hire will be the 7th one since 2011.

    “No can eat sand and drink salt water, and it won’t pay your rent!”

  13. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2017 11:34 am

    # 12. … NO THANKS.

    “Thom Kaumeyer who was released along with Tuioti by Chow is someone who may warrant a second look, perhaps?”

    Kaumeyer’s “press-man” defense leaked like a sieve.

    Press-man needs 6’2″ NFL type corners. Ours were, what, 5’8″.

    He tried to fit a square peg into a round hole – no work.

    Gotta adjust the system to fit the players.

  14. islandman s December 19, 2017 12:02 pm

    Up and coming assistants won’t stay around too long here unless they are from here or have some connection to UH.

  15. Old School Dave December 19, 2017 12:07 pm

    When you go 1-12, something had to give under Chow in 2013. Might have been wise to relieve Chow after that debacle, but……

    Coach Tuioti’s forte was as a D-line coach. I recall a lot of criticism of UH’s LB play while he was the coach here. Fast forward 4 years later and he’s now Cal’s LB coach after serving as a quality control coach with the Browns and Michigan.

    Funny how things work out. Daronte Jones (DBs) left UH for Wisconsin after the 2014 season and is now coaching in the NFL (Dolphins). Dave Aranda, not retained by Chow in 2012, is now the highest paid assistant coach in college football at LSU (after stops at Utah State & Wisconsin).

    The sun will come up tomorrow.

  16. 808bowler December 19, 2017 12:29 pm

    How about this
    Timmy Chang OC/QB

    Brian Smith to OL

    Stutzman to WR

    Miano DC-he always have ideas on the defense. Lets see what he can do.

    Not sure about the rest of openings.

  17. Boolakanaka December 19, 2017 12:35 pm

    I’m not sure on the children status of The aforementioned coaches, but if they are of college age, or close to it, an admission to CAL and a tuition waiver, or a similar type school, well that certainly factors into my decision making. It comes out to well into the six figures and a great head start for your kids

  18. Na Alii Pride December 19, 2017 12:53 pm

    Why are we stuck on retreads that have been there, done that? Move on from Miano already. And the Lees. And JJ. Rolo will find someone, and if it happens to be someone we’ve never heard of, well, maybe that’s what we need. Who heard of Dave Aranda before Mac brought him to Hawaii?

    Tuioti would be great if we could get him, the same for Kauhaahaa. Those guys might be within reach.

  19. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2017 1:05 pm

    # 16.

    Yup. and Tony has a lot of kids. Would really help if they’re college age.

  20. Old School Dave December 19, 2017 1:13 pm

    Tuioti and Kauhaahaa both have recruiting ties to American Samoa. Kauhaahaa, aside from being head coach at Baldwin HS, coaching experience is all on the continent (Weber State, USU, Utah, Wisconsin, & OSU). Maybe, get chance? Who knows.

    On the other hand, a promising up-n-coming coach from the FCS level would not surprise me.

  21. suckkabooya December 19, 2017 1:32 pm

    To me the problem with the defense was not so much the play calling and strategy. It seemed bad and the numbers don’t lie but it was the basic fundamentals that derailed this group. It looked like Suianoa was very confident that the aggressive style he employed early in the season would work but they would have breakdowns in different areas that would mess up the whole plan. Like trying to build a house before you lay the foundation. I think he may have been to eager to impress. It could have been worse if not for Tavai’s play. Poor management of all the pieces involved in preparation (coaching, not as much game planning) frankly. That component definitely took a step back from last year. The next coordinator will have to correct the management issue, once they fix that they will see success. All the pieces are there. They just need confidence in each other (coaches and players). Build some trust.

  22. Old Diver December 19, 2017 1:37 pm

    I hope Rolovich now understands mid level division 1 schools are stepping stones for many coaches. Just get the best coaches knowing in a few years they will have to be replaced. By choosing coaches because “they really want to be here” you end up with guys you will be forced to fire in a couple years instead of them leaving for greener pastures in a couple years.

  23. Old Diver December 19, 2017 1:40 pm

    #17 The problem with that argument is Rolovich is a retread himself.

  24. Buffoman December 19, 2017 1:59 pm

    If there is any truth to the comment made regarding boundaries and discipline (the lack thereof), this I believe has to be addressed and adhered to by all, even if it upsets a few enough to leave. Teams need to operate with discipline, or operations breakdown. At that point talent or play calling cannot or would find success unattainable with desired consistency. As mentioned, coach Naeole’ s departure was prompted by differing positions on this matter. Hopefully, all will be on the same page on this important matter.

  25. i December 19, 2017 2:08 pm

    Up and coming coaches will not stay here too long unless they have ties to Hawaii.
    Smith, Stutz, Abe, Yoro and Mayur ?

  26. Ipu Man December 19, 2017 2:34 pm

    Think out of the box.
    Maybe DeForest Buckner’s mother
    for Defensive Line coach.
    And Marcus Mariota’s Mom for QB coach.
    Seriously. Why not.
    They would not stand for discipline problems…

  27. Jonj December 19, 2017 2:59 pm

    20. The reason he went with aggressive attack style D was becuz we didnt have a pass rush. Losing tago, gifford, tuimasealii hurt us big time!

    I would have given a rookie defensive coordinator atleast 2 years, for the sake of the kids and sauino! Like Tsai said, this will be our 7th DC in 8yrs. Thats a formula for failure!

  28. JR December 19, 2017 3:09 pm


  29. Succkbooya December 19, 2017 3:29 pm

    26. You’re right, the fear of not having enough pass rushers did have a role. Perhaps there should have been more compassion for his failure (there wasn’t much sympathy on this board) I too think he should had one more year but he is the one opted out so no need to feel as bad.

  30. SteveM December 19, 2017 6:33 pm

    Wow…so the pair that left tickets for Elvis at Houston stadium ride together again? The man in black wants to coach again. JJ is looking to make coaching interesting again, as well as shore up a defense.

    Jerry Glanville is the most colorful and over-qualified coach I have ever seen in person. He will do fine, especially if he can waive and activate players. Glanville may be too intense as a DC for Hawaii, but he’d put fans in the stands. So would the friendly MacMakin. sigh.

    Jeff Reinbold bled green a long time after leaving Hawaii. He left a job in NFL Europe to be a graduate assistant under JJ and Glanville…it was the place to be, he said. So Reinbold was just fired as a Defensive Coordinator, huh? Wonder if his name is in the hat? That would be fine with me.

  31. burro sabio December 19, 2017 7:25 pm

    SteveM, Reinbold went back to BC Lions. I like you but you gotta pay attention.

  32. clyde December 19, 2017 7:29 pm

    SteveM: Reinebold now ST coordinator with B.C. Lions. Wonder how salaries are structured in the CFL?

  33. clyde December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

    Sorry … beaten by señor burro.

  34. Old School Dave December 19, 2017 8:02 pm

    Best of luck to Jones and Glanville. The pro game better suits them compared to college. Too many restrictions and standards to adhere to, in addition to recruiting being the life and breath of any college program.


    Best of luck to the UH coaches tomorrow with the early signing period!

  35. amela December 19, 2017 10:50 pm

    A couple of the names in the previous Beat listed 2 coaches who have 2 years head coaching defense and their defense sucked. OSU & San Jose so it’s a lateral move from Legi. So why are the claiming Legi didn’t have enough experience?

  36. cappie the dog December 20, 2017 12:10 am

    Matt Entz is the defensive coordinator at North Dakota State.

    There is no harm in asking.

  37. seewhy December 20, 2017 5:41 am

    It’s signing day! Go Bows!!

  38. cappie the dog December 20, 2017 5:57 am

    “Hello, God? It’s me, Megan. We just got our lunch handed to us by Texas A & M. I know you have a purpose for me. And it can’t be this, forever doomed to being soundly thumped by major conference programs. Tell me what to do?

    -December 4, 2015: Laie. BYU-Hawaii locker room.

    I think it’s more likely that Huff spoke to the BYU players(who upset Texas A & M) in regard to transferring.

    Hawaii gets to avenge that horrific loss today. What I remember most about that game was the Aggies team trainer, who quietly heckled Kalei Adolpho every time she stepped to the line. After each miss, he would mock derisively, “Aloha.”

  39. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2017 6:00 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45198

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