Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

About the blog host

Stephen Tsai covers University of Hawaii football for the Star-Advertiser. Follow him on Twitter @StephenTsai and sign up for the Hawaii football newsletter here: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/email-signup/

Latest news

Blog is going on medical leave

By Stephen Tsai on January 18, 2018

Blog host is scheduled to undergo a heart procedure. Blog will go on a short break. See you soon. —- Stephen

R&S brings more opportunities

By Stephen Tsai on January 18, 2018

The announcement that Nick Rolovich will call the offensive plays and the Warriors will re-install the run-and-shoot as the base scheme is good news for: > The offense: Rolovich has studied and run several schemes, but he is most comfortable with the run-and-shoot. Even when the scheme has been shaken with aggressive pass rushes, clingy defenders and nit-picky officiating, it is always a threat to produce yards and points … and fun. > Unity: Back when they were quarterback and […]

Collie will be missed

By Stephen Tsai on January 17, 2018

The Warriors will have another puka to fill following slotback Dylan Collie’s surprise announcement that he will transfer after his graduation in May and play his senior season for another school. John Ursua should be fully recovered from an ACL injury to reclaim the No. 1 slotback’s job. But the Warriors are projected to use more double-slot concepts this season. Ursua and Collie were an impactful 1-2 combo when they were in the same lineup last season. Just like a […]

Rolo fills coaching staff

By Stephen Tsai on January 16, 2018

Mark Weber, who has 37 years of coaching experience, will be the Warriors’ new offensive line coach, the Star-Advertiser learned last night. The Warriors also hired Ricky Logo as defensive line coach and Andre Allen to coach the receivers. Logo spent the past three seasons at Colorado State. Allen was the offensive coordinator at City College of San Francisco, which has won 10 JC national titles, including six since 2000. Here’s the skinny on Weber: > Among his coaching stops […]

Allen, Saint Juste prepare for all-star games

By Stephen Tsai on January 15, 2018

Offensive lineman Dejon Allen and running back Diocemy Saint Juste began team workouts today for this Saturday’s all-star games. Allen is playing in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. At this morning’s weigh-in, his reach was measured at 33 1/2 inches. Saint Juste, who has been training in Arizona, arrived in California this past weekend. Saint Juste is playing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in the Rose Bowl. * * * * * Former UH line coach Mike […]

Warriors prepare for recruiting spree

By Stephen Tsai on January 14, 2018

The two new hires — defensive coordinator Corey Batoon and assistant head coach/linebackers coach Mark Banker — were set to arrive in town this weekend. They spent the past few days checking up on the recent signed commitments on the mainland. The Warriors are preparing for this weekend’s recruiting visits. They plan to use all eight of their remaining initial scholarships on the Feb. 7 signing day.

“Whoa, Nellie”

By Stephen Tsai on January 13, 2018

“Granddaddy of them all” “Big Uglies” “Big House” “We’re going to play football … yippee!” “Hold the phone …” “FumBLE” “Whoa, Nellie” R.I.P., Keith Jackson

UH close to hiring new coaches

By Stephen Tsai on January 12, 2018

The Warriors are getting close to filling the three coaching vacancies — offensive line, defensive line and receivers. At the American Football Coaches Association’s convention this past week in North Carolina, Nick Rolovich interviewed eight defensive line coaches on Monday and six O-line coaches on Tuesday. Rolovich termed it a “great convention.” * * * * * If you’re following the Sony Open and reading this blog, that means you like golf and are interested in UH. And that means, […]