Hawaii coach brings Elvis impersonator to Mountain West media day

It was a Blue Hawaii type of day for Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich on Tuesday. (Getty)

The monkey just didn’t work out.

With Mountain West Media Days in Las Vegas this week, Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich decided to bring a companion. And had to settle for an Elvis impersonator.

Rolovich booked an Elvis impersonator to follow him around during his media availability on Tuesday.


Unfortunately, he didn’t have the Elvis impersonator with him while doing all of his interviews. That would’ve made for some great stock footage.


According to USA Today, the $350 an hour impersonator was the backup plan to a monkey. A Hawaii spokesperson told Yahoo Sports there were “too many hurdles to jump” to get the monkey for media day, so Rolovich instead booked the impersonator online.


Risking monkey poop on your shirt doesn’t seem worth $2,000.

Talkin’ season is great, isn’t it? Hawaii opens the 2017 season on Aug. 26 at UMass. Yes, that’s just 32 days from today.

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of Dr. Saturday and From the Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!