February 7th, 2017 at 11:29 AM ^

Guess it really depends on if a person enjoys being in a tourist destination away from the life and culture your used to.  Once the vacation feeling wears off, even the most pleasant places to be can make you long to come back to what your used to.


EDIT:  There's also winning and Hawaii hasn't done very much of that.


February 7th, 2017 at 11:57 AM ^

Dudes are lining up to get on this staff. Even if that means going from a coordinator position to an analyst. They see others moving onward and upward. JH will never have problems getting good coaches here.


February 7th, 2017 at 12:04 PM ^

record as a coach. Landing him as an analyst would be a very nice pickup. I'm  guessing he would do it in the hopes of becoming a coach in the near future.


February 7th, 2017 at 12:10 PM ^

I would like this team to collect an analyst from every vanguished foe this year.  Like, I want the linebacker coach from UCF and the water boy from Rutgers.

Millie's Cookies

February 7th, 2017 at 12:48 PM ^

if an on-the-field position come April wasn't part of the appeal. That said, I'm still holding out hope that the 10th guy will be a RB guy so JayBaugh can focus on ST. Hart or Huff would be fantastic given their experience, regional ties, and recruiting track record, but it seems like Bush might be a good promotion if we're thinking of the RB coach in more of a Beyonce light.

Section 35

February 7th, 2017 at 1:42 PM ^

Why would any coach want to come coach at Michigan? Everyone knows that Harbaugh will be gone in a couple of years to the NFL. Just ask Sparty or any NFL reporters.


February 7th, 2017 at 2:04 PM ^

From a DC to an analyst?  It would not surprise me if a Michigan analyst makes more than a Hawaii DC (especially considering the absurd cost of living in HI).  However, I would assume there is some kind of family consideration.

I lived there for 6.5 years.  We loved what we loved, but the six time zones away from family on the east coast was a real issue, and so is the price of air fare now that airline industry has figured out how to do price fixing without getting caught.

The other issue is that Oahu's infrastructure, including and especially the Univ of Hawaii's facilities, have some real long standing issues without easy fixes. Construction and maintenance are both ruinously expensive and the available contractors don't do very good work.  Consequently, the traffic is atrocious, and the absurd price of housing (the S.F. bay area MIGHT be more costly, but not by much) means even semi-affordable comes with a 90+ minute commute, each way, to work in Honolulu or Pearl Harbor.  Also, the public school system has major problems.  They can't afford to pay school teachers living wages, and the center of mass of the families using the public school system does not demand better performance.  Thus, a lot of people (including public school teachers) eat another expense for private schools.

Finally, the Univ of Hawaii Athletiic Department is run at the Rutgers level of competency.  Norm Chow agreed to become the head coach, near as anyone can tell, intending to join what we in the Navy call the "ROAD" (retired, on active duty) program; either that or his IQ mysteriously dropped 30 points when he arrived on the island.  The brain behind the USC offense of the 2000s was no where to be seen, and after he got the firing he so richly deserved, he made a TV commercial that seemed to imply he had taken advantage of the AD.  It's a miracle their teams (especially volleyball, where they are a national power, baseball and softball) are as good as they are with the rampant stupidity.

OK, I guess I just convinced myself why he'd be looking for a "lesser" job on Harbaugh's staff.  Welcome Mr. Lempa!  Buy yourself some warm clothing.

The Bos of Me

February 7th, 2017 at 6:13 PM ^

Can't recall off the top of my head, has anything like this ever come out and then not happened? I do recall hearing about Coach Brown's "interview" with Harbaugh...for which he prepped extensively, constituting a breakfast. My point is that Coach seems to do his due diligence and know what he wants before an interview takes place. This is likely a done deal.