Report problem with this ad
Jan 29, 2013 - 9:14am
I visited with the Hawaii Director of football operations
He's an acquaintance...a Timpview and BYU grad, and a close friend to the Chow's. When Hawaii was in town this last fall, I visited with him and he came right out and said that Chow does not want to play BYU because of the recruiting angle. He said the BYU game sells a lot of tickets and creates a lot of buzz on the island, and for that reason the AD was in favor of the BYU series. But, he said, bringing BYU to the islands on a continual basis also places Hawaii's greatest recruiting foe in their backyard, and he said Norm REALLY needs to secure the local talent if Hawaii is to be successful.

Now, I don't know if this is the main reason the series was cancelled. Maybe the championship game was the greatest factor in cancelling the series, but I have to believe that Norm's strong opinions also played a significant factor in negotiations.

For the record, I don't really blame Chow. UH is a disaster, and it makes little sense to schedule BYU in their current state. 1) They can't afford to lose local talent to BYU. 2) BYU is not the calibre of non-conf team Hawaii needs to play; they should either schedule a "Weber State", or go for the BIG money and travel to an Alabama.
Report problem with this ad

The Y's Insider

Joined
Aug 3, 2005
Last login
Oct 12, 2014
Previous username
Y's Guy
Total posts
3,678 (2 FO)
Recent feedback given
Recent feedback received
Report problem with this ad
Messages
Author
Date

Posting on CougarBoard

In order to post, you will need to either sign up or log in.