Colorado coaches return
for camp

When Dick Schaller was looking for instructors for next month's 2004 Hula Bowl Maui Quarterback Club Summer Football Camp, he did not hesitate to invite the same college coaches from last year -- even though some of them are from scandal-plagued Colorado.

"They did such a great job last year, there was no reason to question their abilities," said Schaller, who is president and owner of the Hula Bowl. "Whatever happened at Colorado has been settled. Their staff handled it well, and we've had no negative reaction."

Saint Louis School alumnus Brian Cabral, who was acting head coach in suspended head coach Gary Barnett's absence, is one of three Colorado assistants who will instruct high school players at the July 8-10 camp on the Kamehameha-Maui campus. Chris Wilson and Shawn Watson are the other two.

"I'm really excited about it. One, I get to come home. But more importantly, we get to give back to some young Hawaii athletes," Cabral said.

He was asked if this is an opportunity to begin repairing Colorado's reputation after allegations of sexual misconduct by CU players and the program using sex as a recruiting tool.

"I haven't thought at all about this being public relations for Colorado. We did this last year and had a lot of fun coaching the island kids," Cabral said. "I hadn't given it one thought what this does for Colorado. It's more about what it does for Hawaii."

Hawaii defensive backs coach Rich Miano and strength and conditioning coach Mel deLaura are also on the camp staff. Keith Williams (San Jose State), Vince Okruch (formerly Colorado), Eric Bienemy (UCLA), Viliami Tuivai (Boise State) and Alex Gurke (Golden West JC) also will participate.

Last year's inaugural event was a daytime-only event. This year, with dormitories available, Schaller said he expects about 200 campers from around the state compared to 70 in 2003.

Today is the deadline for $150 (day campers) and $200 (overnight) registration. Call (808) 874-9500 for information. Late registration is also available with a fee of $25. Equipment is also available for rent.

Also, on July 7, Miano and deLaura will conduct one of their popular Speed and Quickness Camps, with UH quarterback Tim Chang and soccer standout Natasha Kai demonstrating.

Schaller also said the 2005 Hula Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 22, with a 2 p.m. kickoff at War Memorial Stadium. It will be the week after the East-West Shrine Game and the week before the Senior Bowl.

The Hula Bowl will again be televised by ESPN.


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