Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hawaii's Head Football Coach Resigns

Greg McMackin has resigned as head football coach of the Hawaii Warriors. It has been a tough year at Hawaii. The team has underperformed and recently a letter to the University accused football players of participating in a point shaving scheme (blog on it here). Let's take a look at Hawaii since 2008 in terms of their on-field performance.

In 2008 Hawaii finished 7-7, with a Hawaii bowl loss to Notre Dame. Hawaii played against a strength of schedule equal to 65.8 - which is about average. Hawaii was the #108 overall team in the nation that season, which is near the bottom. The 2009 season saw an improvement in terms of Hawaii's relative ranking to #73 overall. This was a team that went 6-7 an thus was not eligible for a NCAA bowl. For the 2010 season Hawaii was significantly improved, finishing 10-4 (Hawaii Bowl loss to Tulsa). Hawaii finished in the NCAA FBS production model as the #11 team in the nation, on the strength of the #3 ranked offense. Thus there seemed to be great expectations for the Warriors, unfortunately this did not come to pass. Hawaii has finished their season 6-7, bowl ineligible and are currently ranked as the #78 team overall.

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