Lots of people talk about how things “hurt recruiting.”
Well, it can’t help recruiting defensive players when you lose your defensive coordinator and your secondary coach (who was also associate head coach) in the space of about a week.
Hawaii football is down to Kurt Gouveia (linebackers) and Lewis Powell (linemen) right now as full-time defensive coaches.
UH’s defense was much improved in 2014 under DC Kevin Clune, despite injuries exposing a lack of depth and the general failure of the offense to move the chains, forcing the defense to be on the field too long in games often resulting in wearing it down.
In my opinion, Clune and Daronte’ Jones are both solid coaches, as well as good men. They will be missed.