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September 3, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paradise can be hell. Or at least it sometimes must seem that way to Hawaii's football players, losers of 18 consecutive games. That's why it has been so hard for people to understand why June Jones, an NFL head coach with the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers, would take the Hawaii coaching job and the headaches that accompany it. Jones has a ready answer for that. "If it wasn't Hawaii, I wouldn't have come back," he said. "Hawaii was a job I wanted to do for a long time.
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December 24, 2009
HAWAII BOWL NEVADA (8-4) VS. SOUTHERN METHODIST (7-5) When: 5 PST. Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu. TV: ESPN. About Nevada: The Wolf Pack had three 1,000-yard rushers this season, the first NCAA team to do that. About Southern Methodist: Since receiving the death penalty in 1987, the Mustangs have won two or fewer games in a season nine times. The bowl represents a homecoming for SMU Coach June Jones, a former Hawaii coach. Prediction: Southern Methodist 40, Nevada 38. -- Orlando Sentinel
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January 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
June Jones resigned Saturday as Hawaii's coach, according to the Honolulu Advertiser, and he is scheduled to interview today with Southern Methodist about its opening. The Dallas Morning News reported SMU has offered Jones between $1.7 million and $2 million a year. Jones currently earns $800,016 a year under a five-year contract with Hawaii that expires June 30.
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August 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Chase Clement threw six touchdown passes, leading Rice to a 56-27 Conference USA victory over Southern Methodist on Friday night at Houston and spoiling the debut of new Mustangs Coach June Jones. Clement completed 24 of 37 passes for 258 yards, helping the Owls overcome an early 13-point deficit. Three of his six touchdown passes went to Jarrett Dillard. Clement also had 87 rushing yards in 13 carries, helping the Owls win their first season-opening conference game since 2001.
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September 3, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
No. 21 USC (8-5 last season) at Hawaii (0-12) * Kickoff: 9:30 p.m. PDT Saturday at Honolulu, Fox Sports West 2. * Story line: All the Trojans need to remember is the lesson of their Sun Bowl loss to Texas Christian and take care of business against the Rainbows, whose 18-game losing streak is the longest in the nation. * USC update: It's time for everyone to see how much better quarterback Carson Palmer is as a sophomore.
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February 23, 2001 | Associated Press
June Jones, the Hawaii football coach who directed the biggest one-year turnaround in NCAA history, was critically injured Thursday when he drove into a concrete pillar on a freeway. The 48-year-old former NFL quarterback and head coach suffered a major head injury and was unconscious and unresponsive when paramedics reached the scene of the 10:30 a.m. accident, said Sgt. David Talon of the accident investigation team.
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January 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Hawaii Coach June Jones said he would travel to Dallas today to discuss the opening at Southern Methodist. Jones told the Honolulu Advertiser an official offer was expected to be made during a meeting with SMU officials. Jones' agent, Leigh Steinberg, said SMU had made an offer and the coach has received a counteroffer from Hawaii. Steinberg did not discuss specifics, but said Jones also was considering an NFL job. SMU reportedly has offered Jones up to $2 million a year.
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December 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Going from the NFL to a college team hardly follows the logical coaching progression. Then again, June Jones isn't like other coaches. Jones was promoted two months ago by the San Diego Chargers as interim head coach job to turn around the poor-performing team. On Thursday, he was named head coach of the Hawaii Rainbows, one of the worst teams in Division I-A. "Unless you've lived in Hawaii, unless you know the people there, it's different than anything else.
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January 21, 1998 | Associated Press
Former UCLA coach Terry Donahue interviewed with Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones about the team's coaching job, according to reports. Donahue met with Jones in Dallas for the interview, according to several television stations and both The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The reports cited sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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January 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
June Jones is giving up the paradise of Hawaii for the daunting task of trying to restore Southern Methodist to football respectability. Jones, who coached Hawaii to an unbeaten regular season, resisted an emotional plea from Warriors fans as well as the governor and decided Monday to return to the mainland to guide a team that finished 1-11. He agreed to a five-year deal with SMU, which will pay him about $2 million a year, agent Leigh Steinberg said.
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January 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
June Jones is giving up the paradise of Hawaii for the daunting task of trying to restore Southern Methodist to football respectability. Jones, who coached Hawaii to an unbeaten regular season, resisted an emotional plea from Warriors fans as well as the governor and decided Monday to return to the mainland to guide a team that finished 1-11. He agreed to a five-year deal with SMU, which will pay him about $2 million a year, agent Leigh Steinberg said.
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January 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
June Jones resigned Saturday as Hawaii's coach, according to the Honolulu Advertiser, and he is scheduled to interview today with Southern Methodist about its opening. The Dallas Morning News reported SMU has offered Jones between $1.7 million and $2 million a year. Jones currently earns $800,016 a year under a five-year contract with Hawaii that expires June 30.
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January 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Hawaii Coach June Jones said he would travel to Dallas today to discuss the opening at Southern Methodist. Jones told the Honolulu Advertiser an official offer was expected to be made during a meeting with SMU officials. Jones' agent, Leigh Steinberg, said SMU had made an offer and the coach has received a counteroffer from Hawaii. Steinberg did not discuss specifics, but said Jones also was considering an NFL job. SMU reportedly has offered Jones up to $2 million a year.
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December 31, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
June Jones took over a college football show called "Hawaii 0-12." It was 1999, and it was horrible. Jones inherited the nation's longest losing streak and then, in his first game as head coach, lost a 62-7 squeaker to USC. The program wasn't run on a shoestring budget -- it was more an aglet (plastic tip of the shoestring). Less than a decade later, Hawaii has gone from sugar fields to the Sugar Bowl. No one could have seen this coming. "To be quite honest, I did envision this," Jones said.
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September 13, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC Coach Pete Carroll and Hawaii Coach June Jones squared off several times from the sidelines during their years as NFL assistants and head coaches. So mystery will be lacking when fourth-ranked USC plays host to Hawaii today at 1 p.m. at the Coliseum.
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February 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roy Jones Jr. did everything but put Derrick Harmon on his back. The undisputed light-heavyweight champion successfully defended his title Saturday night when the little-known Harmon, who had been taken a steady pounding, failed to answer the bell for the 11th round of their scheduled 12-round bout at Tampa, Fla.
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December 31, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
June Jones took over a college football show called "Hawaii 0-12." It was 1999, and it was horrible. Jones inherited the nation's longest losing streak and then, in his first game as head coach, lost a 62-7 squeaker to USC. The program wasn't run on a shoestring budget -- it was more an aglet (plastic tip of the shoestring). Less than a decade later, Hawaii has gone from sugar fields to the Sugar Bowl. No one could have seen this coming. "To be quite honest, I did envision this," Jones said.
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February 23, 2001 | Associated Press
June Jones, the Hawaii football coach who directed the biggest one-year turnaround in NCAA history, was critically injured Thursday when he drove into a concrete pillar on a freeway. The 48-year-old former NFL quarterback and head coach suffered a major head injury and was unconscious and unresponsive when paramedics reached the scene of the 10:30 a.m. accident, said Sgt. David Talon of the accident investigation team.
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