Many people haven't consumed Hawaii football since Colt Brennan was back in the pocket slinging the pigskin around like it would have made him a lot of money playing for the Washington Redskins.
Wait … did Brennan make a lot of money playing for Washington?
Anyway, the Hawaii football program is back in the news, though it is for a strange reason. During the team's game against Western Carolina last weekend, a celebration of sorts began. Oh, then it ended.
It did not end well (H/T Deadspin for the video):
That giant human is defensive lineman Viane Moala. The other guy, who is not a giant, is linebackers coach Sean Duggan.
What in the heck was Duggan thinking? This isn't like the time The Ultimate Warrior faced Hulk Hogan in the squared-circle. This would be more like Marty Jannetty going one-on-one with Andre The Giant.
Bad jokes aside, Duggan got legitimately injured. He broke his wrist and dislocated his elbow. Ouch.
Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich was not above making fun of one of his assistants over this entire debacle. By way of the Hawaii News Now, here is Rolovich's thoughts:
“I’ve never seen anything like it. You advise against chest-bumping a six-foot-seven, 300lb. Tongan. That’s just – as a new haole guy on the island, that’s just not something you should make a habit.
He’ll be in a sling for a while. He’ll never forget it. He’s a young coach, but I know I’ll never let him forget it.”
Never fight out of your weight class or decide to chest bump a guy who can literally eat four of you.