By Dave Reardon
NEW ORLEANS >> The Hawaii coach isn’t always a great quipster, but maybe that snazzy suit got him in the groove.
“We liked that the Saints facility is a 30-minute drive from the hotel,” Jones said in opening remarks at his final news conference today before the Sugar Bowl. “That kept the players off the streets for 30 minutes.”
He also said this is the first time he’s worn a suit in “nine years,” referring to around the time he interviewed to become the Hawaii coach.
Will he be wearing one again soon?
“Tonight,” Jones answered.
Don’t worry Warrior fans, the SMU athletic director is nowhere in sight; Jones has to suit-up again for a Sugar Bowl sponsor function.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said Knowshon Moreno won’t start at running back. Thomas Brown is his replacement. Moreno has been hampered by a sprained left ankle but is still expected to play.
More to come after I write tomorrow’s stories.