“Offense?” Jerry Glanville said. “We’re supposed to have an offense?”
Glanville is preparing for his first season as head coach of the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. Although he has been head coach of two NFL teams — Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans) and Atlanta Falcons — Glanville always will be considered a defensive coach. He was the Warriors’ defensive coordinator in 2005 and 2006.
“I don’t know what the players can do yet,” Glanville said. “I’ve never coached these guys (in a professional game). We’re going to do find out what they can do. We don’t want them to do things they can’t do.”
Glanville, of course, is familiar with three former Warriors — quarterback Colt Brennan, receiver Ryan Grice-Mullins and safety Jacob Patek. (Erik Pedersen, who played for Glanville at UH and Portland State, is no longer on the roster.)
Training camp opens Friday, but the medical examinations take two days. Many of the 71 players on the roster already have reported to the team’s facilities in Sage Park, Conn., which is part of Hartford County.
“I haven’t seen Patek yet,” Glanville said. “None of the Hawaii guys owns a watch.”
Glanville said the first cuts will be made Aug. 1.
The roster will be 50 players.
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Apparently, Hawaii won the game in Japan, 24-20.
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Oregon State assistant coach Mike Cavanaugh is in town. But relax, UH football fans. He’s not recruiting. Cavanaugh and his wife and two sons attended UH line coach Brian Smith’s wedding yesterday. Two of Cavanaugh’s former players — Vince Manuwai and Uriah Moenoa — also attended.
Barrett Awai, head of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hawaii, provided the wedding music.
Most old futs remember Awai as a star athlete at Kamehameha.
Here’s a sampling of his music: “Golden Streets”
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Thanks to the success of last week’s Chat with Mack, athletic director Jim Donavan has agreed to a Q & A session with readers in early August. A date has not been confirmed yet.