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Hawaii football coaching search: June Jones reportedly to apply for opening

Former Hawaii head coach June Jones has interest in returning to his former job.

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Hawaii's all-time winningest coach could be set on returning to retake the helm once again. June Jones is reportedly going to apply for the vacancy open after the Warriors let go of Norm Chow on Sunday, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

In a phone interview with the newspaper, Jones said that he would apply for the opening but would not elaborate much more on the topic.

I don't want to comment further at this time because the attention should stay on the team now, and hopefully (interim coach) Chris (Naeole) can lead them to some wins down the stretch," Jones said.

The 62-year-old Jones was previously the Hawaii head coach from 1999-2007 where he went 76-24, won two WAC titles and made six bowl appearances including making the Sugar Bowl in his final year,

Jones left for SMU after that Sugar Bowl season and he turned around the program taking them to four bowl games and their first since the Mustangs were hit with the death penalty. He then abruptly stepped down after the first two games of the 2014 season.

Hawaii is coming off of a 62-7 loss to Air Force last week, and the 2-7 program takes on UNLV this weekend.