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Hawaii football celebrated April Fools' Day with a water balloon fight

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News travels slow stateside via Hawaii, but the coaching staff and football team had a great April 1.

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Typically April Fools Day is the worst day of the year for a lot of people since everyone thinks they are a prankster but in reality they are not.

The Hawaii Warriors football team just opened up spring practice and on April 1 decided to mix things up with the coaching staff taking on the players.

New head coach Nick Rolovich wanted to have some fun with his team, and one may think the coaches would be outnumbered, but the staff was aided with golf carts to even the playing field.

This was a well coordinated event that the staff put together and they involved the video team to be able to shoot this surprise on the players.

This was not an easy thing for Rolovich to put together.

"It took a lot of planning," said Rolovich, who gathered all the staff for a 10 a.m. meeting on April 1. There was a nice distraction to make this seem even more real as defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa was not at the meeting but had a television interview at the same time.

The water balloon fight was announced at the start for the 4:30 p.m. team meeting and a note was given to right tackle RJ Hollis which said the battle would begin at 4:30 p.m.

"At 4:35," Rolovich recalled, "the coaches declared war on the players."

This is a great way for a team to have some fun to start spring practice and especially for Hawaii which has a new head coach in Rolovich, so to have fun team activity like this instead of practice is a great way to bring everyone together.

There were about 900 water balloons used for this event and of course those duties went to the low men on the pecking order, the graduate assistants, and Rolovich said that "it's in their job description."