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gpmcconnell wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:16 am
I would say no to McKnight.
Don’t think that Timmy can turn down an experienced OL coach with RnS familiarity (especially with UH currently already mid-way through Spring Ball practice) given that the RnS OL coaching tree is very limited.
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kapakahi wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:22 pm
gpmcconnell wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:16 am
I would say no to McKnight.
Don’t think that Timmy can turn down an experienced OL coach with RnS familiarity (especially with UH currently already mid-way through Spring Ball practice) given that the RnS OL coaching tree is very limited.
Rather have Wes Suan then.
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Derek Faavi & Dennis McKnight Oline Consultants

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I wonder if Derek Faavi would leave USC (offensive analysis) if asked to be our Online coach?

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kapakahi wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:35 pm https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1757181324325175323
Nice. Don’t have to say anything about McNiight. JJ said it all. Also nice to have Derek here.
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RedZone wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:09 pm
kapakahi wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:35 pm https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1757181324325175323
Nice. Don’t have to say anything about McNiight. JJ said it all. Also nice to have Derek here.
We're doing something right if we can have two guys with the right system experience just show up on short notice to fill in when needed. Same as getting Morrison involved last season and eventually bringing him on staff. Maybe it took a while to get to this point, but TC is making some calculated moves. Being patient during a rebuild is tough, but unlike the Norm Chow situation there seems to be a forward momentum and thought process to things that have been happening over the last few offseasons. Patience does not seem as foolish here as it did between 2012 and 2015

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I have a feeling Faavi is the next OL coach and maybe the GA that the SA did the story on is the new S coach. I don't remember a story on a GA before and seems like the coaches think highly of him.
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Irse wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:58 am
I have a feeling Fa'avi is the next OL coach and maybe the GA that the SA did the story on is the new S coach. I don't remember a story on a GA before and seems like the coaches think highly of him.
The local media coverage is definitely already letting us know who will be the next OL coach....2 stories in the same week focused on Fa'avi.

https://warriorallaccess.com/24-spring-roster%2Fcoaches
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Updated 212/24 ( ) - are rumors and not official. By Warrior All Access

Head Coach- Timmy Chang
Associate HC/Linebackers- Chris Brown
Co-Offensive Coordinator/QB- Dan Morrison
Defensive Coordinator/DB- Dennis Thurman
Special Teams Coordinator- Thomas Sheffield

Offensive Line- VACANT(Derek Faavi)
Safeties- VACANT(Nick Locher)


Wide Receivers-Jared Ursua
Running Backs- Anthony Arceneaux
Defensive Tackle- Jeff Reinebold
Defensive Ends- Jordan Pu’u Robinson
https://twitter.com/RobDeMelloKHON/status/1758237042197307652

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I think by the end of spring practice, Faavi will officially be the OL coach. There's also a very good chance current GA, Locher will be the new S coach.
kapakahi wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:27 pm
Irse wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:58 am
I have a feeling Fa'avi is the next OL coach and maybe the GA that the SA did the story on is the new S coach. I don't remember a story on a GA before and seems like the coaches think highly of him.
The local media coverage is definitely already letting us know who will be the next OL coach....2 stories in the same week focused on Fa'avi.

https://warriorallaccess.com/24-spring-roster%2Fcoaches
Coaches
Updated 212/24 ( ) - are rumors and not official. By Warrior All Access

Head Coach- Timmy Chang
Associate HC/Linebackers- Chris Brown
Co-Offensive Coordinator/QB- Dan Morrison
Defensive Coordinator/DB- Dennis Thurman
Special Teams Coordinator- Thomas Sheffield

Offensive Line- VACANT(Derek Faavi)
Safeties- VACANT(Nick Locher)


Wide Receivers-Jared Ursua
Running Backs- Anthony Arceneaux
Defensive Tackle- Jeff Reinebold
Defensive Ends- Jordan Pu’u Robinson
https://twitter.com/RobDeMelloKHON/status/1758237042197307652

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Re: Derek Faavi & Dennis McKnight Oline Consultants

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This morning Bobby Curran said the crazy man is returning to Manoa to coach the Special Teams. Could it mean Shef is gone? UH bio only shows Shef coaching ST no mention of TE

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BC is no longer a reliable source of insider information 'cuz no longer attends football practices nor directly interact with the FB coaching staff. BC mistakenly was referring to Dennis McKnight (who used to coach ST for JJ) who is currently on-board as a OL "consultant" and NOT involved with coaching ST. Shef is still currently coaching ST and TEs.

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https://www.staradvertiser.com/2024/02/ ... t-experts/
Fa’avi adds to staff’s run-and-shoot experts
By Stephen Tsai

As the Hawaii football team’s center nearly two decades ago, Derek Fa’avi helped prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to teammates at the dormitories.

“That was something we did,” Fa’avi recalled. “It was looking after the boys.”

After eventually earning a football scholarship, Fa’avi would sneak plates of food to the walk-on players who were not included in training-table breakfasts.

“You recognized how that felt not having what the scholarship guys had,” he said. “You wanted to help out the guys. Nobody should ever go hungry.”

And last week, when a coaching vacancy on the offensive line was created with Roman Sapolu’s departure to the Miami Dolphins, Fa’avi was quick to offer help to the Rainbow Warriors. An agreement was reached allowing Fa‘avi to join as a consultant and coach the O-linemen on an interim basis. Thursday’s practice was the 10th of 15 in spring training. Fa’avi said he has applied for the permanent O-line coach’s position.

“Hopefully, everything works out,” said Fa’avi, who has served as USC’s quality control analyst the past year.

Fa’avi and Dennis McKnight, who also signed up as a consultant, add more expertise in the Warriors’ development of the run-and-shoot offense.

When head coach Timmy Chang resurrected the four-wide attack last year, Sapolu met with McKnight for tips on the scheme’s blocking assignments and techniques. McKnight served two UH stints under former head coach June Jones, one of the run-and-shoot’s innovators. During Jones’ nine-season leadership, Chang was a record-setting passer and Dan Morrison mentored the quarterbacks. Morrison and Anthony Arceneaux, who also has extensive knowledge of the run-and-shoot, were added to the coaching staff last month.

Jones has praised Fa’avi’s command of the run-and-shoot. That was made clear during the Warriors’ awards banquet in December 2005. With future NFL players Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Nate Ilaoa and Samson Satele as candidates, Fa’avi was announced as winner of the Alec Waterhouse Most Valuable Player Award.

“All those guys were elite players representing us, and here I am,” Fa’avi said of the surprise selection. “To sum it up, it was an honor. You realize it’s one award, but there were so many other deserving guys. Everybody helped me get that — coaches, teammates, trainers, everybody around you. It was humbling. It was an honor. But I couldn’t just take it on by myself. That’s not how it works.”

Fa’avi, who does not read music, is an accomplished ukulele, guitar and piano player. “Just mess around with it,” Fa’avi said of his musical ear, “and just learn on your own. You take the time to learn something, to be creative in learning, and let it rip.”

Fa’avi relies on audio, visual and practical means to teach UH’s O-linemen. Then through on-field drills, the expectation is players will use fundamentals and techniques and then let it rip. “There are 15, 20 people, and they all learn differently,” Fa’avi said. “Some work quicker than others, so you have to find a way to bridge that gap and help each individual learn on his own.”

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kapakahi wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:16 am BC is no longer a reliable source of insider information 'cuz no longer attends football practices nor directly interact with the FB coaching staff. BC mistakenly was referring to Dennis McKnight (who used to coach ST for JJ) who is currently on-board as a OL "consultant" and NOT involved with coaching ST. Shef is still currently coaching ST and TEs.
He was interviewing AnthonyA when he made the comment of bring the old JJ crew back. AA must have been like, "HUH??? Did I not get the memo about the new ST coach?"

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https://twitter.com/StephenTsai/status/1758590468328427865 https://twitter.com/KyleChinen/status/1758690769677025696

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