By Dave Reardon
When Aaron Price was brought on as offensive coordinator in the spring, University of Hawaii football fans were hopeful this might signal an expansion of the Rainbow Warriors playbook because of Price's propensity for the spread offense.
Maybe the writing was on the wall when head coach Norm Chow said last week he would continue to call the plays, and not the new offensive coordinator.
Now that Price is gone what does it mean?
We'll see as practice, which started today, unfolds. If today's session was any indicator, the team will throw the ball more in 2013 regardless of Price's departure, as Chow promised.
Why did Price leave? Was he pushed or did he jump? Technically, he wasn't fired, but from what I've been told Price was asked to leave. I don't have specifics, other than one person close to the situation saying, "he wasn't a good fit."
If that's the case, perhaps it is good that Price is gone now and not later, like during the season after some kind of blow-up.
Either way, it is definitely not good that UH remains on the hook for Price's contract, which runs through March and is believed to be between $118,000 and $120,000 per year. At some point this school needs to stop paying people for not coming to work.