Hawaiʻi Football Now- Episode 38

Hawaiʻi Football Now- Episode 38

May 18, 2022 // By: Jarin Kobashigawa

Jordan and Hunter dive deeper into the reports that Hawaii’s home-and-home with BYU would be cancelled for 2024 and 2025. They also review some of the topics covered in the previous Call The Coach with Timmy Chang and share their thoughts on Coach Chang’s responses.

We now know that those reports are true, the Cougars will be making the move to the Big 12 and with their new schedule, there will be less room for the non-conference match ups. Stepping in to ‘replace’ BYU is Sam Houston State, the two time defending FCS Champions at the AA level. As Jordan points out, under the previous head coach Todd Graham, Texas served as a noteworthy recruiting source. So the 2024 game which will be played in Texas might allow some of the young players on Hawaii’s roster to visit home.

The last ESPN Honolulu Call The Coach with Timmy Chang was on April 26th (which we know was a while ago), but Jordan and Hunter wanted to expand on a couple points that Timmy hit as he was talking with Kanoa Leahey. Some of the topics covered included Hawaii’s playbook and the categorization of the type of offense, talk around Jonah Kahahawai-Welch and the success that he’s found recently as a leader and player, and also some creative discourse about new jersey ideas.