June Jones turns down Hawaii job: 'I wasn't offered a job that was conducive to winning'
June Jones may not end up being Hawaii’s next head coach.
The Rainbow Warriors offered the job to Jones; however, he turned it down because he said the offer was unacceptable.
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“Yeah, I still like the job, but I wasn’t really offered a job that was conducive to winning,” Jones told reporters. “How are you going to recruit when you have a 2-year contract? I told Dave, ‘I’ll take a 5-year contract, and you can fire me anytime with no penalty.’ But I said, ‘How are you going to recruit kids when they want to know who’s going to be the head coach in the next 4 or 5 years?’
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“I’ve never taken a job that’s been dictated who I can hire and who I can’t hire, and I don’t think any coach in their right mind would accept a job like that. So, yeah, they offered, but it’s unacceptable what they offered.”
Jones played quarterback at Hawaii from 1973-74, and he eventually became the head coach from 1999-2007, finishing with a 76-41 overall record.
Jones says he still wants the job, but it’s up to the university to bring him an offer he’d accept.
You can see Jones’ comments about the job below:
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