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No Aloha for SMU Football Coach June Jones

SMU Coach June Jones


The Hawaii Bowl takes place on Christmas Eve with the match up of the Nevada Wolf Pack going against the Mustangs of SMU.

SMU was invited several weeks ago because of their coach, June Jones, was the former Hawaii football coach that led the Rainbows to an undefeated season, before leaving for SMU and more money.

When Jones came into town the first thing he did was change the Rainbows to the Warriors as he felt that “Rainbows” was not befitting a tough college football team.

What a shame that the long tradition of having many proud Rainbow teams disappear with what may be called a “homophobic” coach.

I am still disappointed in the University of Hawaii Athletic Department and administration for allowing nearly one hundred years of Rainbow tradition to vanish with one “DISLOYAL” coach.

Since the football team switched to the Warriors I have refused to continue my annual monetary donations to the University of Hawaii Foundation and the  College of Education.

I am disappointed that we were so shallow that we would allow a fly by night coach to come in and make us into something so common that a dozen high schools and several professional teams already have…….”Warriors.”

Jones gets his way and destroys tradition and then leaves for more money to coach at SMU.

I predict that Nevada will destroy SMU by 30 plus points and I will enjoy every moment of it.



December 23, 2009 Posted by | Editorial, Events | , , , , | 1 Comment