Sunday marks one week since Norm Chow was relieved of his coaching duties with the University of Hawaii football team and the search for his permanent replacement continues.
University of Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin announced last week the posting, fast-tracked five days, would give those interested in the position the opportunity to apply.
"Well it does accelerate the hiring process in a way because we will get some applications that we can vet right now so it does marginally, maybe not as much as you'd like, but you never know," said Matlin. He went on to say he will not be hiring a search committee to help fill the position and will make the selection on his own. Interviews with viable candidates that have applied begin this week.
As for who the next head coach will be, Matlin added, "I think the right person for this has to have an affinity for Hawaii and an understanding of who we are, it does not mean they have to be from here".
Eleven candidates for the job have confirmed their interest to KITV, with ten applying before the job posting closed Friday. The job posting will reopen as college football programs across the nation conclude the 2015 season, with Matlin hoping to make a selection by the end of the calendar-year.
Three games remain on the 2015 schedule, all home games, beginning with Fresno State on Saturday. Rainbow Warriors are under the leadership of interim head coach Chris Naeole.