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Newly-hired offensive coordinator Zak Hill leaving UH football program for Boise State

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Zak Hill, who was hired just 48 days ago to coach the offense at the University of Hawaii under new head coach Nick Rolovich, is leaving the program, school officials told Hawaii News Now on Wednesday.

While his hiring there has not yet officially been announced, the Idaho Statesman first reported that Hill is going through the hiring process to become the offensive coordinator at Boise State.

Rolovich, who is in Northern California recruiting, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying, "Zak made the decision in the best interest of him and his family and we wish him well. Our focus is now on finding a replacement and moving forward. We recruit coaches and players the same way. We want people who want to be here and who fit into the Live Aloha, Play Warrior mold."

Hill was a record-setting quarterback for Central Washington who played for the Wildcats between 1999 and 2003. He spent the last 6 years as an offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator for Eastern Washington.

His sudden departure comes during what many consider the most important time of the year for recruiting, just 7 days before high school and junior college athletes can officially sign letters of intent with schools, including the University of Hawaii.

Hill was under a one-year contract, as are all UH football assistant coaches, but had no buyout clause in his deal.

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