Hawaii Rumors & News

  • Newly-hired offensive coordinator Zak Hill leaving UH football program for Boise State

    Hawaii News Now "Former Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Zak Hill, who was hired just 48 days ago to coach the offense at the University of Hawaii under new head coach Nick Rolovich, is leaving the program, school officials told Hawaii News Now on Wednesday. While his hiring there has not yet officially..." January 28

  • No, Hawaii isn't going to drop football in the near future. Here's why

    SB Nation "Lost in the shuffle of higher-profile coaching decisions, Hawaii hired Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich as its new head coach, replacing Norm Chow. When compared to many of the other coaching jobs this cycle, like USC or Georgia, Hawaii doesn't look like a very appealing job. I..." December 02

  • Hawaii hires former QB Nick Rolovich as its head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Nick Rolovich has been named Hawaii’s new head coach. Rolovich was a record-setting quarterback for the Warriors in 2000-01 and was an offensive coordinator under former coach Greg McMackin. He's spent the past four seasons as Nevada's offensive coordinator." November 28

  • Woolsey named starting quarterback against UNLV

    Star Advertiser "Interim Hawaii head coach Chris Naeole announced Ikaika Woolsey will be the starting quarterback for Saturday’s road game against UNLV. Max Wittek, who has endured knee and foot injuries, has started eight of nine games this season. Naeole said Woolsey and Wittek have had equal reps in..." November 06

  • June Jones confirms he will apply for Hawaii job

    College Football Talk "If June Jones has anything to say about it, he’ll prove that you can indeed go home to the islands again. Monday, Hawaii confirmed that Norm Chow was out as the Rainbow Warriors’ head coach three-quarters of the way through his fourth season at the school. Offensive line coach Chris Naeole was..." November 04

  • Norm Chow fired by Hawaii after 58-7 loss to Air Force

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Norm Chow is no longer Hawaii's coach. The school announced Sunday that Chow, 69, had been fired after the team lost 58-7 to Air Force on Saturday. The loss dropped Hawaii to 2-7 on the season (0-5 in the Mountain West) and the Rainbow Warriors have been outscored 199-68. "I'd like to thank..." November 02

  • Ex-USC Trojan Max Wittek named starting QB at Hawaii

    College Football Talk "The page has officially been turned for Max Wittek. The former USC quarterback has been named the starting quarterback at Hawaii for the season opener against Colorado. The Star-Advertiser in Honolulu reported the news earlier today, though it was widely expected Wittek would be tabbed the..." June 04

  • Hawaii to play 3-game football series with Oregon

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii has signed to play a three-game football series with Oregon, the schools have confirmed. The Rainbow Warriors will play in Eugene in 2020 and 2023 and the Ducks will come to Aloha Stadium in 2024." March 01

  • Ex-SMU interim HC one of two coordinators hired by Hawaii

    College Football Talk "Norm Chow will now have an experienced hand running the defensive side of the ball at Hawaii, even as he’s giving up the offensive reins himself. In a press release Friday night, Hawaii announced that Tom Mason and Don Bailey have been hired as the team’s defensive and offensive coordinators,..." February 14

  • UH asks for $6 million for financially struggling athletics

    Hawaii News Now "University of Hawaii leaders Thursday asked lawmakers for $6 million over the next two years to help the financially struggling university athletic department try to balance its books. UH athletics officials predict a $3.5 million deficit this year at a department that has been in the red 12 of..." December 20

  • Marcus Mariota becomes first from Hawaii to win Heisman

    Star Advertiser "In its 80th year, the Heisman Memorial Trophy is Hawaii-bound after Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota was awarded the iconic bronze statue today on national TV. The University of Oregon quarterback won the award, symbolic of being the nation's top college football player, over two..." December 14

  • Report: Chow to remain Hawaii’s head coach, AD will resign

    College Football Talk "Heading into the 2014 spinning of the coaching carousel, conventional wisdom had Hawaii’s athletic director firing head coach Norm Chow. Instead, it’s the former who has found himself without a job. While nothing is official quite yet, the Honolulu Advertiser is reporting that Chow will be..." December 09

  • Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa suspended three games for DUI Arrest

    Mountain West Connection "After his DUI on Sunday morning in Honolulu, Joey Iosefa will be suspended for three games, head coach Norm Chow announced on Tuesday. The Senior running back was arrested at 5 a.m. Sunday morning in downtown Honolulu on suspicion of drunk driving, where he failed a sobriety test and blew a..." October 16

  • Hawaii RB Iosefa facing possible 3-game suspension for suspected DUI

    Star Advertiser "Based on precedent, University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa is expected to face at least a three-game suspension following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving on Sunday morning. Iosefa was released after posting a $500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Nov...." October 14

  • Hawaii QB Jeremy Higgins is done for the year with a fractured left hand

    Mountain West Connection "Your dream of a quad-system Quarterback group at Hawaii may be coming sooner than we think. It was announced on Monday that Senior QB Jeremy Higgins is done for the season with a fracture in his left (throwing) hand he sustained in Saturday's loss to Colorado. "It's really a tough deal and..." September 23

  • Hawaii loses linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams for season; running back Joey Iosefa for 4-6 weeks

    The Score "The dreaded injury bug has hit the University of Hawaii in a big way as the Warriors announced that linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams suffered a torn ACL against Oregon State Saturday that will end his season, according to College Football Talk. Running back Joey Iosefa also fractured his right..." September 10

  • Hawaii AD: 'Very real possibility' football program shuts down

    SB Nation "The school is facing a steep operating deficit. The University of Hawaii's football program may shut down as a result of tough financial conditions, athletic director Ben Jay said at a Board of Regents meeting Monday afternoon. The University reportedly holds a $2.1 million deficit this..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former USC QB Max Wittek still wants to go to Hawaii

    Mountain West Connection "Former USC quarterback Max Wittek really wants to come to Hawaii and play in the 2015 season, and says that there is a "good possibility" that he will walk-on at Hawaii, per the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Wittek failed to graduate this summer and he must now sit out a year and have one year to play..." July 03

  • Scholarship delay led to some Hawaii players sleeping in locker room

    CBS Sports "Life as a student-athlete sure is great sometimes. You get your education paid for, you get to continue playing sports, and occasionally you even get to sleep in a locker room because a delay in your scholarship funds keeps you without any money for over a week. Wait a second, that last part..." June 15

  • USC quarterback can't transfer to Hawaii

    Star Advertiser "USC quarterback Max Wittek will not transfer to the University of Hawaii -- or any other FBS school -- this summer. Wittek had sought to transfer, with Texas and Hawaii as his top destination choices. But Wittek will not complete work on his bachelor's degree until December. If he had earned a..." May 17

  • Hawaii looks to ex-Army assistant to fill coaching hole

    College Football Talk "With two holes on his Hawaii coaching staff left to fill, Norm Chow looked to the other side of the country to fill one of those openings. The school announced in a press release late this past week that Chow has hired Wayne Moses as the Rainbow Warriors running backs coach. Moses spent the..." March 31

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