With former University of Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich taking the same job at Washington State, here is the timeline of everything that has developed.
January 9th: Washington State head coach Mike Leach is officially named the top-man at Mississippi state.
Monday, 7:07pm: As the College Football Playoff Championship game was ending on Monday night Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that The University of Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich is headed to Washington State.
Monday, 7:21pm: Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports reported that Rolovich’s deal at Washington State is five years at an average of $3 million per season.
Monday, 8:32pm: A little over an hour later, Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin confirmed that Rolovich was leaving the university, saying in part: “Our football program is in a better place today because of Nick and we wish him all the best.” The head coaching job at UH was posted online shortly after the statement.
Monday, 9:58pm: Rolovich tweets a picture of a Cougar and changes his twitter bio.
Tuesday, 2:01pm: Washington State Athletics officially announces Rolovich’s hire. School sets introductory press conference for Thursday at 2:30pm Pacific Time.
The Washington State men’s basketball team is scheduled to play #8 Oregon on Thursday night. It can be expected that Rolovich might be in attendance.