There’s no selection committee yet, no state-required ad posted yet. But that doesn’t stop people from talking, and doesn’t stop unfounded rumors from turning into plausible speculation as to whom will be candidates for the University of Hawaii athletic director position.
UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl told me Sunday there will be an announcement from the school this week regarding the AD position, but would not specify what it might be.
Five names have surfaced and none of the five have denied at least interest in the post, although none has “officially” said they want the job. All are of high name recognition in Hawaii.
They are Keith Amemiya, Rick Blangiardi, Mufi Hannemann, June Jones and John McNamara.
All bring perceived strengths and weaknesses to the table, and we’ll get into that later (or, now if you want in the comments … just keep it civil and clean).
The national championship game is just a few hours away. After watching Oregon up close at the Rose Bowl, I’m convinced the Ducks are an unstoppable machine. And when a machine loses a part, you simply plug in a new one.
Receiver Charles Nelson is one of the players who gets targeted more now with the suspension of Darren Carrington. Nelson is quite a bit smaller than Carrington, but don’t be surprised if he comes up with a couple of big plays today. I say Oregon 45, Ohio State 35.
Speaking of little big men, check out this short film by Ken Jeong about Reggie Ho. It might be the best 10-minute investment you make today.