Quick note: the Star Advertiser is reporting that mainland fans should be able to watch non-nationally televised Hawaii football games on their cell phones and tablets (but not computer). The article is paywalled, but last fall mainland fans were frustrated with MWC streaming when games would frequently be pulled because island viewers were tampering with the geo blocking.
Hopefully this has been remedied and mainland fans will have a viewing option this fall.
Day 2 of MWC Media Days meant Nick Rolovich, John Ursua, and Zeno Choi were making the rounds for interviews. Not before Rolo caught the attention of viewers again, mind you.
After the conclusion of today’s interviews, it’s go time for Hawaii football. Warriors open fall camp this weekend.
Nick Rolovich brought a Britney Spears impersonator with him this year. pic.twitter.com/nO3bjVSuol— Dave Southorn (@davesouthorn) July 25, 2018
Coming off of a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Hawaii Warriors are ready to put all the negativity behind them. The Mountain West media, not so much. On Tuesday morning, the Warriors were picked to finish 5th in the West Division by the media, but did see linebacker Jahlani Tavai receive recognition by making the preseason all-conference team.
BREAKING: Defending #MWFB champion @BroncoSportsFB chosen to finish atop the Mountain Division, while @FresnoStateFB was predicted to defend the West Division title.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) July 24, 2018
Details at https://t.co/euKUPS2pf2 pic.twitter.com/pSXtHJgcYd
The West division coaches and players don’t begin interviewing with the media until tomorrow, but that didn’t stop head coach Nick Rolovich from spreading the aloha on Tuesday. Rolo showed up to media days last year in full Elvis Presley attire, and couldn’t help himself to play around a little this week too.
Part of the Harsin gift bag from Rolovich, Coach Calhoun got blue balls pic.twitter.com/TjGR3GcARR— Jeff Caves (@JeffCaves) July 24, 2018
Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich has gift bags to his fellow coaches/commissioner. Used old or funny photos to differentiate. pic.twitter.com/WkRVtiOW63— Dave Southorn (@davesouthorn) July 24, 2018
The biggest news of Tuesday was Hawaii revealing their new helmets and uniforms for the 2018 season. It’s official: Hawaii is back in black. The iconic Junes Jones era look that football fans remember is back and as intimidating as ever. The new touch: black helmets instead of the old metallic green, somewhat reminiscent of the 1999 helmet that featured the Menehune logo.
We’ll continue to update this post as the Mountain West Media Days continue through tomorrow, when head coach Nick Rolovich, defensive linemen Zeno Choi, and wide receiver John Ursua are slated to meet with the media.