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Monday, January 07, 2008

Aloha to June Jones

Hawaii fans should be throwing a luau instead of bemoaning the loss of head football coach June Jones to SMU. Maybe now they can get a coach who knows something about defense and who doesn't recruit thugs.

Jones would have been a fool to stay in Hawaii for $1.2 million when SMU was offering him $2 mil. $1.2 mil in Hawaii is about like $600,000 in Dallas. Plus his recruiting will be a lot easier with the Texas owning the most recruits in the country. The one drawback -- you're at SMU.

Maybe Hawaii can get a coach who can get up early enough to participate in a WAC coaches' teleconference. Jones rarely made it during the season, which was especially difficult this year, since they led the league.

Some WAC fans believe that Jones' jump from the WAC to CUSA is a black mark on the WAC. But how many CUSA teams have played in BCS bowl games over the past couple of years?


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