Eye on the Tigers

Head coach Nick Rolovich and graduate assistants Mikahael Waters and Makana Garrigan returned from a three-day visit with the LSU coaching staff.

“It was good, for me, to see how somebody else operates — from team meetings to practice flow to how they attack recruiting to, on a smaller scale, what kind of facility upgrades can we make, can we strive for,” Rolovich said.

Rolovich said he enjoyed the reunion with LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Rolovich and Aranda were opposite-side coordinators on Greg McMackin’s staff.

“I think Dave Aranda is the best football coach in America,” Rolovich said, “and it’s great to just talk football with him, especially from the opposing side.”

The UH coaches also spent time with offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who ran Pitt’s offense last year. Canada also has been the OC at North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Northern Illinois.

“I think they have some interesting play designs that maybe we can adopt to try to get the ball into some of our guys’ hands a little better,” Rolovich said.

The UH coaches also had an inside view to the other side. LSU has analysts and GAs in several departments, including recruiting and video. The Tigers also have a general manager for football.

“Just what LSU means to that community is pretty impressive,” Rolovich said. “There’s a part of our community where UH means that to those people. It’s just (LSU has) a different level of monetary support, and that’s being in the SEC.”

According to a USA Today study on the 2014-2015 academic year, LSU’s athletic department ranked seventh nationally with $138,642,237 in revenue. UH’s revenue was $43,116,142 that year, according to the report.


  1. haka April 21, 2017 10:06 am

    The learning process never ends. The difference between the haves and the havesomes. Community support needs to step up!

    Go Warriors!

    Big Shout out to the Warrior VolleyBows!
    That was sweeeeeeet!

  2. Akamai Okole April 21, 2017 12:06 pm

    Great Morning All!

    UHFB get one GM. Right, Bill?

    Das it.

  3. SteveM April 21, 2017 1:44 pm

    Interesting to watch the “Next Generation” of football coaches at work now. Dave Aranda from defensive mastermind Greg McMackin and Rolovich from under the offensive genius of June Jones and the Chris Ault.

  4. Petey808 April 21, 2017 2:22 pm

    Trust the process! Priderock is getting there. Go Coach!

  5. Duster April 21, 2017 2:42 pm

    I stopped by the LSU campus on the way to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. Tiger Stadium was undergoing renovations at the time, and I understand that the capacity is now 102,000. The footprint of Tiger Stadium did not appear to be very big – it started at 12,000 or something like that – but it was a tall/vertical structure. That led me to believe that UH could have an on-campus stadium with a smallish footprint.

  6. Duster April 21, 2017 2:46 pm

    It’s great for our coaches to engage in “continuing education” like this to try to stay abreast of current/cutting edge strategies and techniques. I remember Vantz Singletary going to the Cincinnati Bengals internship several years back, thanks to someone locally who was a shareholder of that organization. Does the NFL still have such things for college coaches?

  7. Ipu Man April 21, 2017 4:41 pm

    “Interesting play designs” of LSU that Rolo
    may try. Luv that.

  8. kalua pig April 21, 2017 6:16 pm

    anybody that was for mcmackin out and chow in, is a complete moron.anybody that voted for rail is a moron.

  9. tom-warriornation April 21, 2017 7:19 pm

    Watch Hawaii in the 2017 Men’s MPSF Championships live at:


  10. jm2375 April 21, 2017 7:43 pm

    tom – #9 – it’s a pay stream and I’m too cheap to pay for it.

    BTW, UH sent an email (and snail mail) to MVB season ticket holders to reserve their seats for the possible NCAA play-in game(s?) at the SSC next Sat. Same price as the MPSF playoff tickets.

  11. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2017 7:13 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=43070

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