A few weeks back (I think) Kalani was asked at his coaches show by a fan which former player he would like to have back to play on this current team.
He sidestepped the question and didn't name any player. He then said if he could bring back anyone he would bring back Lavell. At the time, I just thought it was a nice comment and a tribute to a great man.
Now that the season is progressing I think that answer was more than just a nice gesture. I think he wishes Lavell was hear to consult with and get his take on this years issues.
My personal belief is he wants to make bold, big changes to his staff and would love to have Lavells approval and advice on how to go about it.