Hawai'i Football Coaching Candidates: Duane Akina And Pretty Much Everybody Else, Too

Has a coach on your favorite team's staff applied to run the Hawaii Warriors? Probably. Utah Utes offensive coordinator Norm Chow and former Arizona St. Sun Devils coach Dirk Koetter are among the biggest names on the tally so far, but O what a tally it is.

Add a few bullets to an already extensive list of candidates, which has reportedly grown from 30 to 42 applicants. As far as specifics go, Texas Longhorns associate head coach Duane Akina (via) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receivers coach Buzz Preston (via) have made themselves known.

Akina might be the closest to getting the job so far, as Mack Brown says he's landed an interview. Born in Hawaii and a candidate to replace June Jones before Greg McMackin took over, Akina coached throughout the then-Rainbow Warriors' defense from 1981 to 1985.

If anything has ever called for a reality show*, it's 42 men in khakis and visors battling to remain on an island.

* Do people still make reality show jokes?

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