Aperture Cafe

Chow

November 1st, 2015
Hawaii head coach Norm Chow closes his eyes on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow closes his eyes on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

With the announcement earlier in the day of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow's removal, I thought I'd share a few non-action snaps from last night's game that was probably the nail in the coffin for his job.  I realized that I just documented the worst home conference loss in the Hawaii football program's history.  So here are a few moments from last night.  In black and white.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow speaks to the media after  an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow speaks to the media after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow stands with his team during the team song after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow stands with his team during the team song after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii offensive lineman Brenden Urban (69) and offensive lineman Asotui Eli (65) lean on each other late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii offensive lineman Brenden Urban (69) and offensive lineman Asotui Eli (65) lean on each other late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek (13) and defensive lineman Ka'aumoana Gifford (94) huddle with the team mates during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek (13) and defensive lineman Ka'aumoana Gifford (94) huddle with the team mates during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

4 Responses to “Chow”

  1. George:

    This is so sad because he is a nice person. It's dumb that the only ones people remember are the ones who were not to be respected. Bob Wagner was the other nice person.
    Why are they looking at another replacement who also has no head coaching experience. Same thing again. Uh is predictable.


  2. Local Mom:

    Great photos, really captures the athletes feelings.


  3. LRob69:

    Really nice work. The emotions can truly be felt with each image.


  4. Jamm Aquino:

    Thank you everyone for the compliments. I agree with George in that he is a kind man off the field with great values, but football unfortunately doesn't run on just those values. I must admit I had a difficult time photographing him towards the end of the game. The air was thick. Sadly this wasn't the first time I had to do this. I also photographed Greg McMackin's ouster a few years back, and that was also quite uncomfortable, particularly when you've built a familiarity and relationship with your subject over the years. But I'm certain they know that we as journalists all have our jobs to do as well. Still, one can't help human emotion during not-so-happy situations.


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