He brings staying power

There are 43 comments on the The Honolulu Advertiser story from Jan 16, 2008, titled He brings staying power. In it, The Honolulu Advertiser reports that:

To see Greg McMackin's deeply furrowed features after his first game as an assistant football coach at the University of Hawai'i was to glimpse a man with "Oh, my gosh, what have I gotten myself into" written ...

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FANfromAFAR

Japan

#1 Jan 16, 2008
Mr. Lewis,

For years, I have always enjoyed your writing. And, as always, you are right on. Coach McMackin wanting to stay at UH certainly does say a lot about him as well as how he feels about his players.

Good luck to Coach McMackin and his family, his assistants, his players, and everyone else who is involved in the Hawaii (Rainbow) Warrior football program.

Keep up the great work.
Michael in Kona

Kapolei, HI

#2 Jan 16, 2008
Congratulations to Coach Mac. Now fans got their man. It's time to SUPPORT the new coach and move on. What a drama it has been during the first 2 weeks of 2008! Let's hope that Hawaii will recruite really good student athletes for the coming season. Thanks, Ferd, for reminding us that a 7-5 season for this year's team will be pretty good.
Kona

Barstow, CA

#3 Jan 16, 2008
I think we are going to have even a better chance against Florida and the rest of the pack because this will be a team that no one has EVER seen before...there won't be any tapes to analyze and a new fire will be burning! Congratulations Warriors!!!
PDX Hawaii

Vancouver, WA

#4 Jan 16, 2008
Good article. Good luck to the Warriors. Lets look to the future and build of 2007's success.

IMUA!!
LizKauai

Honolulu, HI

#5 Jan 16, 2008
Ferd, great perspective on a well-examined topic.
Coach Mack's perseverance sets the stage for an even better 2008 season. One game at a time, of course.
This fan is thinking about traveling to Florida for the first time!

Go Warriors!

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#6 Jan 16, 2008
Ok Ferd maybe it was lost somewhere, but explain why McMackin left the first time after just the 1999 season? More to the point, what on his resume leads anyone to believe that he will stay put for five years?

He has some impressive places, but he bounces around from town to town. He'll get ichty feet soon enough.
Hank

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jan 16, 2008
Ho'omaika'i 'ana Coach Greg!

Insightful Ferd (as usual)...good work.
SF-Warrior

Oakland, CA

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Thank Goodness the University made a decision and got the coach who can keep continuity with current players/coaches and allow prospective players to believe in Hawaii as the place they need to come to play football.

Let's maintain the community's effort and keep the University and the Athletic Program accountable to continue the growth of the Football program. If we think the fruits of our labors are great now, imagine when we maintain this effort for the years to come? As we transition, the Team needs the community's support more than ever. Keep up the hard work and perseverance and see everyone in Gainsville this Fall! Go Warriors!

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#9 Jan 16, 2008
Nice puff piece Ferd.
McMackin's U-turn after first contemplating following Jones to SMU suggested that not only did someone who has spent the last 17 years as an assistant want a head coaching job, but that he valued the equity in this program enough to stay and compete for this one.

He's seen enough of the inside of UH over his stay to have kicked the tires several times over. He's been around enough to know what UH lacks and, more important, what it still has going for it.
So spending a collective two years with a gap of seven in between gives McMackin more insight and stability into UH football than Lumpkin's 34 years at UH??????

More like who playes golf better at the CC to fluff up potential donors.

Yeah, right.
las vegas

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Jan 16, 2008
I too have felt that GM is the ultimate Hillary Clintonesque carpet bagger.
But under the circumstances, GM is Hawaii's best choice and only reasonable one at this time.

For the players sake, let us hope for a real commitment this time around, not another stepping stone.

Time to give coach the benefit of the doubt, Go Warriors.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jan 16, 2008
Mach is right. But in any case, whoever coaches, we are in for a losing season next year. JJ knew that and fled to grab the $$$ while he could.
warrior fan

Kaneohe, HI

#12 Jan 16, 2008
alice wrote:
Mach is right. But in any case, whoever coaches, we are in for a losing season next year. JJ knew that and fled to grab the $$$ while he could.
Sounds like you and Mach are one and the same. Warrior Nation is happy to get McMackin. Either get on the bandwagon or get under the bus.

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#13 Jan 16, 2008
warrior fan wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you and Mach are one and the same. Warrior Nation is happy to get McMackin. Either get on the bandwagon or get under the bus.
Oh you would think so, except for that darn isp location thing. Yet I was never high on Norm Chow like Alice. Sorry for getting your hopes up warror fan. Nah, all you HI residents need to all just get along in these times of stress and uncertainty.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jan 16, 2008
<puts warrior fan under the bus>
hwnstln

Irvine, CA

#15 Jan 16, 2008
Ferd, nice article and well put. GM will field a good defense this year, but the key will be Ron Lee's ability to get the offense in place and working efficiently by the Florida game. And my friend, with 4 new receivers, 2 new O-linemen and a new QB, that is real challenge. I will be in Florida to cheer the boys in a kickoff game that will be similiar to our first game in 1999 at USC. What our Honolulu fans need to do is immediately fill the stadium and not leave after we lose one or two game(s). We're probably not going to go 12-0 again in 2008, but the boys need your support .... butts in seats and donation to the UH/Na Koa. Go Warriors!!!
marsha

Waipahu, HI

#16 Jan 16, 2008
Glad to hear that we have continuity here and hope for the best! Congratulations to Coach McMackin and GO FIGHT LIKE WARRIORS! May the force be with you all.
Warrior Fan Group

Maunaloa, HI

#17 Jan 16, 2008
All of us from Warrior Fan Group are very pleased with the decision by the Administration at UH. Although we lost June Jones, we firmly believe we got the next best thing in Greg McMackin and the Assistants that have chosen to stay. The second Coach McMackin expressed interest in the Head Coach position, most of us knew he would be the best candidate for the job. Congratulations Coach McMackin, we can't wait 'till the 2008 season kicks off! Go Warriors!
The 12th Warrior

Maunaloa, HI

#18 Jan 16, 2008
Like my fellow Warrior Fan Group Members, I am very happy for Coach McMackin, his assistants, the Warrior Football players and their respective fans.

I honestly believe that UH's Defense will be even better next season, with Coach McMackin continuing to be in charge of the defense. With players such as Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian, Blaze Soares, David Veikune, Keala Watson, John Fonoti and Ryan Mouton, the Warriors have a very strong nucleus of returning players.

On Offense, Tyler Graunke will try to pick up where Colt Brennan left off. Without question he has big shoes to fill, yet I believe he will be up to the task next season. With the loss of all four starting receivers, hopefully the Warriors can recruit some talented receivers to assist Malcolm Lane. The Offensive Line will have more experienced players and should be improved. The top 4 running backs are all returning, so let's just hope they get more repetitions next season, especially Leon Wright-Jackson. Recruiting a running back in the mold of Nate Ilaoa would also help. Go Warriors!
Mark Owens

Maunaloa, HI

#19 Jan 16, 2008
The way UH Administration fast-tracked the hiring of Greg McMackin almost blew my mind. They didn't miss a beat. To be honest, after June Jones took the SMU job, I thought they wouldn't be able to find a well qualified coach in time for National Letter of Intent Day. I also assumed that UH would have to wait at least 10 days after advertising the Warriors Head Coach vacancy, before they could hire. Thankfully this was reduced to 5 days. UH also didn't need the Board of Regents approval either, which may have delayed the process. Now that Coach McMackin is the Warriors new Head Coach, they have ample time to make the best of the recruiting season. He is making it a top priority to recruit local players here in Hawai'i.

All indications point to the fact that this time around, Greg McMackin is here to stay, for good. With his substantial pay increase, he plans on buying another house in order to move his family to Hawai'i. Congratulations Greg McMackin as the new Head Coach of the Warrior Football Team. Go Warriors!
Warrior FANatic

Maunaloa, HI

#20 Jan 16, 2008
The 12th Warrior wrote:
Like my fellow Warrior Fan Group Members, I am very happy for Coach McMackin, his assistants, the Warrior Football players and their respective fans.
I honestly believe that UH's Defense will be even better next season, with Coach McMackin continuing to be in charge of the defense. With players such as Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian, Blaze Soares, David Veikune, Keala Watson, John Fonoti and Ryan Mouton, the Warriors have a very strong nucleus of returning players.
On Offense, Tyler Graunke will try to pick up where Colt Brennan left off. Without question he has big shoes to fill, yet I believe he will be up to the task next season. With the loss of all four starting receivers, hopefully the Warriors can recruit some talented receivers to assist Malcolm Lane. The Offensive Line will have more experienced players and should be improved. The top 4 running backs are all returning, so let's just hope they get more repetitions next season, especially Leon Wright-Jackson. Recruiting a running back in the mold of Nate Ilaoa would also help. Go Warriors!
I have to admit, when June Jones took the SMU Head Coaching Position, I became very pessimistic about the Warriors future prospects. As a group leader for Warrior Fan Group, I did not want to give the impression that I was ready to throw in the towel and give up on the Warriors. When Greg McMackin announced that he was interested in the Head Coach Job at UH, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now that Coach Mac has signed on as Head Coach, things now look alot brighter. McMack Attack back for 2008! Go Warriors!

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