Spoke with Mouse Davis today, and I’d say he’s the odds-on favorite for the UH receivers job, replacing the retiring Ron Lee.
Actually, I’d say better than odds-on.
“I would say that is a very strong possibility,” he answered when I asked if he will be the new assistant.
Mouse is 77, but he’s the father of the run-and-shoot, and he’s got plenty of energy. He coached UH running backs, linemen and kickers a few years ago under June Jones — whom he coached at Portland State.
He got married a couple of years ago; no problem, he said his wife loves Hawaii.
Although there have been rumors about the return of Mouse, who spoke at the UH coaches’ clinic last month, I didn’t think he was interested until talking with him today.
I have to believe the position is his for the taking, especially since it would be difficult to find other good candidates this close to the start of the season.
–By Dave Reardon