• Word on the street is that Leo Goeas would like to relocate to Hawai‘i. Hmm. Anyone else see Goeas as a candidate for the vacant UH coaching job? He has history (Kamehameha, UH grad), knowledge (played in the NFL) and contacts (he is the agent for Samson Satele and Melila Purcell). Everybody likes Leo, and he can work well with others. He could help o-line coach Brian Smith, who has deep knowledge of the June Jones-Mouse Davis version of the four-wide offense.
• The reason Davone Bess is in the NFL is because of his work ethic. I remember how he gave himself three days of rest before starting his grueling offseason workouts. He used to call up Colt Brennan to play catch. And he would always do running drills. Once, I was walking past Cooke/Ching field, and I noticed a guy attached to a parachute. That was Bess, and the parachute was used as part of his resistance training. The current Warriors probably could use more players like Davone Bess.
• Utah’s victory is nice for the little guys. But it won’t change the BCS system, just like Boise State’s victory a couple of years ago didn’t impact the big picture. When it comes to restructuring the system in a couple of years, the only thing I envision is the BCS dropping the Big East from a guaranteed berth. That would create a second at-large opening in the BCS system. And, in that scenario, I imagine the two at-large teams might pair up more often than not. Face it, the big schools don’t want to share the money and they don’t want to face mid-majors in BCS games.
• UH fans shouldn’t feel too attached to Utah’s success. Ute leaders have always made it clear that there is a vast difference — in money, success and goals — between Utah and UH. Salt Lake City hosted the Olympics. Honolulu just lost the Pro Bowl. Utah (and Colorado State) led the hush-hush breakaway from the WAC. It was the Utah AD who once referred to the UH football program as being a chihuahua. Utah is willing to take Hawai‘i’s players, but not UH’s membership. Utah’s victory over Alabama only widens its belief that it is superior to UH. Then again, things could be worse. Imagine being a BYU fan today.
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Keith Amemiya sends us this link to the story on Reeve Koehler, the eighth-grader who received a scholarship offer from UH: