ESPN Honolulu has been airing “Call the Coach” for nearly two decades. During this time, we’ve broadcast the show from a number of locations – Murphy’s, The Willows, our current host site Ruby Tuesday, etc. – and featured UH coaches such as Dave Shoji, Riley Wallace, June Jones, Mike Trapasso, Greg McMackin, Laura Beeman, Bob Nash, Michele Nagamine, Nick Rolovich, Charlie Wade and Eran Ganot. We’ve always viewed “Call the Coach” as a great way to connect University of Hawaii Athletics with you – our loyal listeners and fellow UH fans.
This Monday’s “Call the Coach presented by Coors Light” – featuring Rainbow Warrior head football coach Todd Graham – might be our most special edition of them all.
It’s special for two reasons. First, the show will give us a much-needed respite from the ongoing nightmare of Covid-19. For one hour, UH fans will be able to get back to talking football and all the good stuff it entails: X’s and O’s, recruiting, scheduling, etc. Of course, the program won’t be held at Ruby Tuesday this time around; instead, the entire show will be conducted from our ESPN Honolulu studios.
This particular “Call the Coach” show is also notable for this reason: We’re all eager to know what Coach Graham’s plan is for UH football. The cancellation of spring practice may hurt college football programs across the country, but it is especially damaging to schools with new coaching staffs. (The last UH football coach not to have the benefit of spring practice was the late, great Dick Tomey, who was hired in the summer of 1977.) It will be interesting to hear Coach Graham address the current state of the Rainbow Warrior program and how he plans to move forward.
Don’t miss “Call Coach presented by Coors Light” this coming Monday at 6:30 p.m. Coach Graham and show host Bobby Curran will be happy to take your questions via phone or text.
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