It's been a long year.
The Sugar Bowl. June Jones' departure. Greg McMackin's promotion. Recruiting. The quarterback carousel. The 1-2 start, and the come-from-ahead losses to San Jose State and Utah State.
That's why it was nice to see the Warriors celebrate their clinching of a winning regular season.
Best of all, they really are happy to be going to the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl.
While the rest of us had a great time at the Sugar Bowl — Hurricanes, Johnny White's, Willie K on New Year's Eve — the players didn't get to do much. A few of them said that they prefer the Hawai‘i Bowl because they get to do more things and they're at home.
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Greg McMackin placed Post-It notes with "$" on the doors of his assistant coaches the past week.
The victory over Washington State means the UH assistant coaches get bonuses.