Article about JJ losing the QB battle to run the “Hula-T” in 1974

HA Note: “In 1974, in a decision that would set in motion a chain reaction that would reverberate through the football program years later, former Leilehua quarterback Alex Kaloi was named the starter over a tall, skinny quarterback to run Larry Price’s “Hula-T” running offense. This tall, thin quarterback would later transfer to Portland State, where he rewrote the Division II record book for passing. The quarterback was June Jones, who went on to play for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons from 1977-81 before becoming UH’s all-time winningest football coach.”

About how JJ would not have reached the NFL or developed his offensive system if he had won the UH QB battle in 1974, Alex Kaloi said:
“If June stayed here in that offense (Price’s Hula-T formation required a running quarterback), he probably wouldn’t have made it into the pros, and he would have never met Mouse Davis (regarded as the developer of the modern-age, run-and-shoot passing offense). Like they say, things happen for a reason.” (HA)


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