Team preview: Hawaii

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(All information as of June 20, 2007)


As interesting as last season was with the national emergence of senior quarterback Colt Brennan and the 11-3 campaign he helped produce, the offseason was equally intriguing.

A pair of old-timers, defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville and offensive guru Mouse Davis, left the building to ply their trade at Portland State, leaving a big hole to fill on the sideline. Both coaches were valuable assets to head coach June Jones during the crucible of competition. He could count on them in a crisis and they will be sorely missed.

Brennan created a stir with his remarks about the state of the facilities at the University of Hawaii. Granted, they aren't comparable to top-flight Football Bowl Subdivision pro-grams, but they match up well enough in the WAC to attract that caliber of athlete.

In the eyes of the local public, Warriors athletic director Herman Frazier was blamed for the years of neglect that preceded his administration. He spent the first few years of his tenure just trying to clean up the mess. Unfortunately for Frazier, he didn't help himself any with his botched handling of this year's schedule. As late as May, he was still looking for a 13th game and was already forced to settle for a pair of Football Championship Subdivision opponents.