The Warrior Beat

Rolo's still the one

May 27th, 2010

If Mouse Davis were to join the UH football staff, as anticipated, it would not change the current dynamics.

Nick Rolovich is the offensive coordinator, and he will call the plays, whether Davis or Mike Martz is at his side. The way it would shape up is Davis, well respected as the designer of the modern run-and-shoot offense, would serve as a mentor, much like how head coach Greg McMackin is a mentor to newly promoted defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.

Davis, if hired, would provide a comfortable support staff for Rolovich. Running backs coach Brian Smith was Rolovich's college housemate. Ashley Lelie, who will join as a student manager, was Rolovich's favorite target in 2001 and, a couple of years later, Rolo's landlord. Offensive line coach Gordy Shaw also will be helpful in creating an offensive game plan.

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Always willing to try something new, Rolovich is distributing the half-football to his quarterbacks.

One end of the football is flat-sided, enabling quarterbacks to work out alone. They can throw the football off walls or floors. The intent is to work on the grip and wrist flexibility. Consider it the quarterback's equivalent of the JUGS machine.


Leila Wai, our hand model, also notes the football can be used by receivers to train.

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Here's Leila:


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Erika Buder-Nakasone also had a farewell at UH. She's going to work at Punahou School. Here she is posing with Rolovich at yesterday's party:


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This is a so-called smart board. While a video is shown on the board, a coach can then use a marker to draw plays on the projected image.


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With a touch of a switch, a shade descends from the ceiling. The conference room also has descending video screens.


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Coach Mack's office:


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And the reception area:


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In an ode to Ally McBeal, there's a unisex bathroom. I suppose you also could have mail sent to Room 341.


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Wena: "I'll take a size 6."

Me: "Wuh?"


Me: "Heeeey. Foot Locker's stripes are vertical."

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