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Warrior Beat: Ursua sets training schedule

By Stephen Tsai on January 3, 2019

Former UH slotback John Ursua will depart Jan. 12 to train in Arizona ahead of the Warriors’ Pro Day and the 2019 NFL Draft. Ursua will work out under Chad Ikei, who recently relocated his training business to Arizona. Ursua said he has healed from a hamstring injury suffered four days before the Dec. 22 SoFi Hawaii Bowl. * * * * * Quarterback Jeremy Moussa‘s decision to transfer was not surprising nor unprecedented. Since 2000, these quarterbacks left the […]

Warrior Beat: QB Moussa leaving Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on January 2, 2019

Quarterback Jeremy Moussa has decided to leave the Warriors and transfer to a junior college, head coach Nick Rolovich confirmed to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Moussa, who joined the Warriors as an early admission in January 2018, played in two games in 2018 — a limitation that enabled him to redshirt and still have four seasons of eligibility remaining. He completed four of nine passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Despite having the strongest arm among the UH quarterbacks, Moussa […]

Warrior Beat: Back to Boise

By Stephen Tsai on December 28, 2018

For the first time in years, the Warriors will play eight of their 13 regular-season games at home in 2019. The home games are: > Arizona — Aug. 24 > Oregon State — Sept. 7 > Central Arkansas — Sept. 21 > Air Force — TBA > San Diego State — TBA > San Jose State — TBA > Fresno State — TBA > Army — Nov. 30 The road games are: > Washington — Sept. 14 > Boise State […]

Warrior Beat: “Next!”

By Stephen Tsai on December 26, 2018

Don’t touch the panic button. C’mon, I know you think it’s calling you, like a freshly painted park bench. But step away. Here’s why: > Anxiety: John Ursua is leaving. > Reason for calm: Scout Bowls … team sessions … it doesn’t matter. In competitive situations, Kumoku Noa makes big plays. Lots of big plays. Fast cleats, soft hands, deceptive toughness. Noa can play inside and outside. He redshirted this season to take care of business. He’s ready for a […]

Warrior Beat: Ursua leaves UH to pursue pro dream

By Stephen Tsai on December 25, 2018

One of the most prolific receivers in Warrior football history — John Ursua — has decided to forgo his senior season in 2019 and apply for the NFL Draft. Ursua told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser his decision was based on his age (he turns 25 next month) and production the past two seasons. Ursua leads the nation in TD receptions (16), and is fifth in receiving yards (5), eighth in receiving yards per game (103.3) and 10th in catches per game […]

RAPID REACTION: LaTech 31, Hawaii 14

By Billy Hull on December 22, 2018

Here are three quick takeaways from Hawaii’s 31-14 loss to Louisiana Tech in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl. UH finishes its season 8-6 overall and is now 4-4 all-time in Hawaii Bowl games. LENGTHY QB BATTLE ON TAP FOR THE OFFSEASON Both Hawaii quarterbacks, sophomore Cole McDonald and freshman Chevan Cordeiro, played extensively against Louisiana Tech and neither stood out. That makes the offseason an intriguing one for the most important position in the run-and-shoot offense. McDonald got the start and […]

Double downer for UH fans

By Dave Reardon on December 22, 2018

The University of Hawaii went 0-for-2 today in nationally televised games. Hawaii led at halftime of both, but fell 73-59 to UNLV in basketball at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic and then 31-14 tonight in football, at the SoFi Hawaii Bowl. David and Teri Loui were among the dedicated UH fans who did the double dip and attended both games. “It was fortunate that my friend had to set up (the tailgate) for the football game,” the man known […]

Game Day: Hawaii Bowl

By Stephen Tsai on December 22, 2018

The Warriors end the season with 31-14 loss to Louisiana Tech in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl. The Bulldogs amassed nine sacks, including 2.5 by Jaylon Ferguson. Ferguson set the NCAA record for career sacks. * * * * * Kam McKnight goes 39 yards for the TD to extend LA Tech’s lead to 31-14 with 3:45 to play. * * * * * Cole McDonald throws a 7-yard scoring pass to Marcus Armstrong-Brown to close UH to 24-14 with 6:14 […]