Sources: SMU to try to land Hawaii's Jones with big-money offer

Updated: January 2, 2008, 10:02 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

SMU will pursue Hawaii coach Junes Jones and is prepared to pay between $1.5-1.7 million per year to lure him to the Conference USA school, according to two people familiar with SMU's strategy.

Although Jones' contract expires after this year, Hawaii has yet to make a contract offer to the coach, who just completed his ninth season with the Warriors.

Jones led Hawaii to a 12-1 mark this season, the only loss coming Tuesday in the Allstate Sugar Bowl when the Warriors were ...

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