UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL
Hawaii football schedule waiting for the WAC
The announcement of one or two new opponents is tied in with the WAC schedule
Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier returned to the islands yesterday afternoon from personal business in Philadelphia. But announcing a football schedule was not on his schedule yet.
UH's intention is to not release information on two or three unannounced nonconference games until the Western Athletic Conference divulges the 2007 league schedule. Commissioner Karl Benson said Monday that might happen by the end of this week.
"We don't want to announce anything until the entire schedule is done," said UH spokeswoman Lois Manin yesterday, relaying information from Frazier.
UH has announced two nonconfererence games: Sept. 15 at UNLV and Dec. 1 at home against Washington. A source at Division I-AA Charleston Southern said the Buccaneers are playing at Hawaii this fall. One or two other games are expected to be announced. The opponent or opponents would be Division I, and at least one more game is expected to be on the road.
Meanwhile, UH defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville completed his interviews for the head coaching position at Portland State. While sources have said the job is the charismatic former NFL coach's if he wants it, PSU is continuing to interview other candidates.
Glanville appears to be a strong candidate for the position because of his high profile and reputation for improving defenses. Another reason is former Vikings coach Mouse Davis, another UH assistant, is expected to join him as offensive coordinator.
Glanville was interviewed on a Portland radio station, KFXX-1080, Monday. One question was if his good friend Davis would be joining him.
"He's already had a press conference. I said, 'Mouse they haven't offered me the job number one, Mouse. Number two, I don't know if I'd take the job. Mouse, number three, I've never interviewed you. He said, 'No. That's important I'm coming.'"
UH head coach June Jones played quarterback at Portland State when Davis was coach in the 1970s. They set numerous scoring and yardage records with the run-and-shoot offense, similar to the offense the Warriors used to lead the NCAA in scoring and passing and total offense last season.