As a UH quarterback, Nick Rolovich delivered some of the sweetest passes. But to his blockers, he was remembered for his Monday deliveries. If the Warriors amassed more than 300 passing yards in a victory, the following Monday there would be boxes of pizza in the o-line’s meeting room. And, yes, even line coach Mike Cavanaugh was allowed several slices. Rolovich said it was his way of saying thanks on a college student’s budget.
Rolovich mentioned the tradition to Colt Brennan, who expanded the recipients’ lists, and then it was forwarded to Bryant Moniz. (Of course, Moniz, whose side job was delivering pizzas, had connections.)
This past Monday, Papa John’s donated the snacks.
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Yes, we can all get along. When it was apparent UH’s goal-line defense needed a boost, o-line coach Chris Naeole and defensive coordinator Legi Suiaunoa agreed to allow left tackle Dejon Allen to moonlight on the defensive line.
“It shows the unselfishness of this staff,” Rolovich said. “I’ve been places where guys have been very protective of their assistant coaches. But Chris was all about it, whatever we needed to do to win. They didn’t even need to ask me. They went and designed it, and said, ‘Were going to do this. Do you have a problem with it?”
Rolovich responded: “Nope, if it’s going to help us win.”