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.
— Matt Stanford (@Stanford_Video) July 25, 2017
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.
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) July 25, 2017
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.
Rolovich originally planned to rent a monkey to keep on his shoulder during media day … but cost $2,000 and he couldn't get the permit.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) July 25, 2017
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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