Norm Chow

Hawaii football coach Norm Chow, center, has dismissed offensive coordinator Aaron Price. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times / September 1, 2012)

As USC prepares for Saturday's first training camp practice, the Trojans appear to have caught a break in regard to their Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii.

Hawaii Coach Norm Chow said Friday that offensive coordinator Aaron Price had been dismissed from the program.

The Associated Press reported that Chow said "some issues have arisen," but Chow did not elaborate on the specifics of Price's departure.

Chow, USC's offensive coordinator from 2001-04, hired Price in February to help a team that ranked 118th among 120 major college teams in 2012.

Price had been the offensive coordinator at Texas El Paso.

USC defeated Hawaii, 49-10, last season in Chow's first game as head coach.

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