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Defensive coordinator one of two Hawaii coaches canned

Norm Chow AP

(Writer’s note: Pardon us while we step away from the Brown/Saban saga for a brief moment.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and/or angst this may cause now or in the future.)

While the coaching carousel is spinning in high gear, the coaching firing line is open and active as well, with Hawaii the latest to make a change on the sideline following the conclusion of the 2013 regular season.

Norm Chow confirmed Tuesday that defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer and linebackers coach Tony Tuioti “will not return to the coaching staff next season.”  In announcing the twin dismissals, Chow was refreshingly honest in acknowledging the cruelty of the coaching game.

“This is a cruel and difficult profession,” Chow said. “Thom and Tony are friends of mine and good coaches and good men who worked extremely hard these last two years. I thank them and wish them well as we all move forward.”

With the dismissal of Kaumeyer, who just completed his second with the Rainbow Warriors, Chow is now in need of two coordinators.  In early August, Chow announced that offensive coordinator Aaron Price had been fired just five months after he was hired.

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2 Responses to “Defensive coordinator one of two Hawaii coaches canned”
  1. jimbo75025 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:32 AM

    On another note, Hawaii actually plays defense? I do not seem to remember them doing anything much more effective on D than saying “boo” since the start of the June Jones days.

  2. bsubulldog11 says: Dec 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    I wonder if this now opens the door for Hawaii’s D backs coach to take over?

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