The Rainbow Warrior football team opened the door to what it hopes will be a program-changing 2015 season Tuesday.
Players checked into their training camp home at the University of Hawaii’s Gateway House.
The new digs are plush compared to the school’s former camp setting at the Lower Campus dance studios, which had been the team’s quarters since 2005.
Following an 4-9 season in 2014 and an 8-29 mark through three seasons of the Norm Chow era, Hawaii fans are longing for a move into the upper class of the Mountain West Conference.
Chow, who has self-evaluated his coaching over the off-season, is confident a veteran core of leadership that returns 16 total starters will prove fruitful in changing losing ways.
“Well you evaluate yourself very harshly. You do that all the time and we learned a lot since we’ve been here,” Chow said. “This is a unique place but I think we finally have the pieces in place and we’re so anxious to get going. Especially because these young guys understand the task at hand. As long as we stay healthy, we have a chance.”
The first of 20 training camp practices kicks off Wednesday at 2 p.m.