Quotes about the UH-Army series

HA Note: “The first game of the series is Sept. 11, 2010 in West Point. The Warriors will travel 4,954 miles, their longest journey for a road game in the program’s history, exceeding the 4,947-mile trip to play Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J.”

About Army and their head coach Rich Ellerson, Mac said:
“I’ve got a lot of respect for the program. I’ve got a lot of respect for the coach. I’ve known him for a lot of years. He does a great job. He has an offense that’s really hard to defend.” (HA)

“I’ve known (Ellerson) for a long time and he’s an outstanding coach. They’re going to be a big challenge.” (HSB)

About playing their first game at West Point on 9/11, Mac said:
“It’s a historical time on Sept. 11. It’s a historical (opponent). At one time, they were the best team in the game, and we’ll face some of the most competitive players.” (HA)

Asked how difficult their opening stretch of games are in 2010 (USC, at Army, at Colorado), Mac said:
“We’ll find out, won’t we? In order to be recognized, you have to play the big people. SC is one of the marquee programs in the country. And any time you play a military academy, it’s a special event. The military teams will never let down. It’s exciting for us because of the military makeup of Hawai’i. It will be great for the fans of Hawai’i. It’s a natural fit. We have so many military people here defending us.” (HA)

About playing in Hawaii, Army AD Kevin Anderson said:
“We have a very strong following in the state of Hawaii and we look forward to giving our soldiers at Schofield Barracks an opportunity to see their football team in person.” (HSB)

About playing back-to-back road games in 2010 against Army and Colorado, staying on the mainland between games like in recent years, Mac said:
“We should have the routine down.” (HSB)

About playing UH, Rich Ellerson said:
“Obviously there is a tremendous military presence in the state of Hawaii and I have a connection with the University of Hawaii. We’ve talked about having a presence west of the Mississippi and Hawaii is about as far west of the Mississippi as you can go and still speak English.” (HSB)

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