UH offensive coordinator GJ Kinne to join staff at UCF


September 29, 2020. HONOLULU, Offensive Coordinator G.J. Kinne during football practice at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus.

University of Hawaii football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach GJ Kinne will reportedly join the coaching staff at UCF, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

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Kinne the UH staff in 2020 as part of Todd Graham’s new coaching staff in Manoa. The Rainbow Warriors went 5-4 during the season and ended their campaign with a 28-14 win over Houston in the New Mexico Bowl. Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro passed for 14 touchdowns, 2,083 yards and six interceptions for a 62.3 completion percentage. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 483 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kinne will join Gus Malzahn’s new staff at UCF. Malzahn, who was hired at UCF on Feb. 15, inherits a Knights squad that includes quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who set Hawaii’s all-time passing record during his four years at Mililani.

UCF made Kinne’s hire official on Sunday afternoon. He will serve as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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