University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football takes the field tonight vs. New Mexico. It will be the first game at home since the double overtime win on the road against Air Force. Head Coach Nick Rolovich is looking forward to seeing more and more fans coming out to Aloha Stadium.
It was exciting two weeks ago for Homecoming. It was good to actually see lines to walk across from Richardson Field, lines for food and excitement from the fans as they got ready for the game. This was something that has been missing for a long time.
Nick Rolovich has done his homework. He has taken his players and shown them how to be a part of the community. Rolovich has been a player and Assistant Coach; he understands the Islands. It’s also an interesting component, having a head coach that strongly looks at the history of the program as a passion. It’s the among those items that stand out in this young coach. Not even June Jones or Norm Chow took that serious a look at the program. Nick seems to be taking all of the best things of our past, along with what he has learned up till now and applying them to his “culture” around him…but isn’t that what is supposed to happen anyway?
Fans have been watching and they have been hoping from their “na’au” and pulling for good things to happen. Fans WANT good things to happen, not only for this team, but what it could do for our state in pulling people together; perhaps like no other sport or event with the exception of the Merrie Monarch Festival; but that is also something that takes into account the past to the present with constant new innovations being made all the time.
Credit University of Hawaii Athletics Director Dave Matlin on this one too; he gets it. He knows having good people with good appreciation and work ethics (along with good NCAA ethics) says and goes a long way; and it’s very apparent he’s been working to have an improving “good” and positive culture on the UH Lower Campus.
Go UH, Go Bows and much continued success….looking forward to a win tonight!!