Spiking the juice

There was extra juice during this morning’s practice, the 11th of training camp.

As a motivational tool during 7-on-7 drills, if a DB made a pick or breakup, he would retrieve the football and spike it.

There were a lot of spikes today, as the secondary had one of their better sessions.

Two things of note: 1) The move helped motivate the offense, leading to brisk and spirited play by both sides, and 2) it was not done in team drills, which would have resulted in penalties in an actual game setting.

The defensive front continues to improve under first-year coordinator Legi Suiaunoa. That’s a good sign for a unit trying to overcome key losses.

In the first play of a trouble-area session, Dru Brown and John Ursua connected on a 98-yard touchdown. On the next play, David Manoa “sacked” Brown for a safety. Both sides played evenly the rest of the way.

The Warriors are about where they want to be at the midway point of training camp.


  1. wafan August 9, 2017 11:00 am

    Yahooooo! Go Bows!!!


  2. Hilo-Warrior August 9, 2017 12:09 pm

    Awesome to hear ST.

    I’m pumped for this season.

    Go Warriors!!!

  3. A-House August 9, 2017 12:27 pm

    getting excited to be on a plane soon

    for whatever reason, whenever I hear an incoming plane I look for it, but with the constant clouds over our valley, most difficult to see

    few years back at the Rice game — we looked for the “rib” house owned/operated by a former player — could not find because Rice is surrounded by many single family dwellings

    much like Oregon State — get off the main drag unto a 2 lane country road with uku million empty space and then, wallah, some multi-story buildings on the campus — never found the town of Corvallis (sp) — best thing ever, was a “free” ice cream cone for 1st time visitors

    know UH plays at Oregon in a few years, but have no “yankering” to go, but who knows where the stick will land.

  4. H-Man August 9, 2017 1:17 pm

    Glad practice was spirited, but I bite my tongue on the spiking – bad habit to reinforce.

  5. Ipu Man August 9, 2017 3:55 pm

    …” Dru Brown and John Ursua connected on a 98-yard touchdown”
    Give me the ball. I will spike it!
    Or would that negate the td?

  6. Akamai Okole August 9, 2017 4:49 pm

    Great Afternoon All!


    Das it

  7. kimo browner August 9, 2017 6:53 pm

    agree w H-Man above. Understand the motivational angle, still, spiking is a bad habit and bad habits are hard to break. College Football is a highly emotional game. Rolo recently chastised A TE for dunking the football over the goal post after a TD catch. Need to be consistent on both sides of the ball.

  8. Abunai August 9, 2017 9:19 pm


    It wasn’t a TE that did that but a WR. But he young and hungry! That WR will do some good things before it’s all said and done!

  9. Maddog50 August 10, 2017 4:39 am

    Anybody know for sure if the UMass game is being broadcast? Helmet unveiling on Sunday! Only six sessions left in fall camp. Nice write up on Posa today. May not start but in the mix. Looking for Eperone to surface!

  10. islandman August 10, 2017 6:32 am

    UMass game to be on Spectrum -free, per Bobby C.

  11. H-Man August 10, 2017 7:54 am

    On a previous thread, someone asked if there were any freshmen getting noticed, I would say that MLB #50 Penei Pavihi from American Samoa is getting a lot of reps. May find himself running with the 2s behind Jahlani.

  12. oneseason August 10, 2017 7:54 am

    Three cheers for Rolo’s Ringers 🙂 … Great to see UH coaches finding innovative ways to bring in great student athletes for UH Football … “Alabama transfer Posa earning his place in line” … http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/10/sports/alabama-transfer-posa-earning-his-place-in-line/

  13. Kahuna August 10, 2017 8:16 am

    #11….yeah….at the Saturday practice Pavihi did get plenty reps and it will be good for him. I do wonder if it’s due to injury cause I saw none of Jahlani and little of Matautia, Pritchard and Ikeke.

    Penei could be a stud down the line but I think he need to get bigger and stronger. When he took off his pads off after practice, he looked very lean. He looked to be similar build to Malachi Mageo who is listed at 210. My guess that he will RS. We pretty loaded at LB(when everyone is healthy) and going be a waste of a year if he is only going to play sparingly.

  14. Inyoface August 10, 2017 9:47 am

    Hopefully we can see the game in Cali somehow!

  15. Inyoface August 10, 2017 9:48 am

    The UMass game that is.

  16. DaveLetterMan August 10, 2017 9:50 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    #13 – heard Jahlani is a little dinged up but nothing serious.

  17. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2017 10:15 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44357

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