Delay of fame

Quarterback Dru Brown (391 passing yards, 3 TDs and a rushing score), slotback John Ursua (12 catches for 272 yards) and middle linebacker Jahlani Tavai (13 tackles, 2 sacks) had fabulous performances in the 38-35 victory over UMass.

What they won’t have is player-of-the-week honors from the Mountain West Conference. Apparently, the POW awards won’t be distributed until after next week’s games.

Alas, there was a reward for the Warriors. By winning, they were served omelets at this morning’s training table.


  1. wafan August 28, 2017 11:27 am

    ‘Attaway, ‘Bows!


  2. Jackrabbit August 28, 2017 11:28 am

    first. Its a shame there is no MWC POW awards this week. Ursua and Brown definitely deserved consideration for their performances.

  3. wafan August 28, 2017 11:29 am

    No problem with the lack of recognition . . . put up bigger numbers next week. They cannot ignore achievements then.

  4. H-Man August 28, 2017 11:34 am

    If serving omelets at breakfast is a treat, what are they normally served at the training table? Cereal and fruit? Sounds like my breakfast. Now I am going to prepare an omelet for myself. I’ll call it lunch.

  5. Ipu Man August 28, 2017 11:40 am

    Omlet? Better give them pancakes
    smothered in ice cream and strawberries.
    Maybe an egg on the side.

  6. NorthShoreFan August 28, 2017 12:13 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    I would think steak and eggs would be the order of the day. 1 2# Rib medium rare, 4 eggs, easy over, hash browns…getting hungry now…

  7. madeinhawaii August 28, 2017 12:25 pm

    Vote! Hero of the week… Dru or Ursua for Offense… Tavai for Defense..

  8. Maddog50 August 28, 2017 12:48 pm

    Great win lots to build on. Already watched replay 2X. I want Fred and Chris back-Matt Norman did a commendable job but reports say he’s dinged up-still did a good job after settling in. Umass threw the sink tub and pipes at the O. That allowed receivers and Brown to find space. Diocemy was a hair away from breaking big chunks-look for him to do that soon-all this will take a game or two to be fully operational-great place to be. Not good enough to take West Carolina lightly at all-GoWarriors

  9. Derek August 28, 2017 12:50 pm

    Rolo: After the failed first 4th down play, what was the thought of running it again on the second 4th down play. I thought UMass was waiting for it and felt an option play by Brown or a high percentage pass would put a little more pressure on the defense?

    Rolo: Any thought of Ursua or Tullis throwing the ball on some special plays since they were QBs in high school? Just thinking out of the box.

    Continued good luck. We are still undefeated!!!!

  10. Derek August 28, 2017 1:35 pm

    Looks like UH got another commitment today or yesterday for the mainland. I understand he was at the UMass game, however, I’ll let ST check it all out and report it when it’s official. I will say that the player looks pretty good on film and has good size and can play both ways. and a number of positions.

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2017 1:43 pm

    How many roads must a man click on, before they know he’s not bot?

    Have to agree with other posts – DSJ is going to beak one soon!

    Zero awards in week zero makes zero sense! But getting the W and living well is a just reward. And like Rolo said, they have each others’ backs and they stay calm under pressure! Love the team chemistry we’re seeing.

    Hope the game next week goes well enough to get some reps in for the reserves!


  12. Jack Flash August 28, 2017 1:48 pm

    Nail biter of a game, but a great win nonetheless. Well done players and coaches. This is one we would have lost under the previous coaching regime. Go Warriors!

  13. Chicken Grease August 28, 2017 1:51 pm

    August 28, 2017 11:04 am

    Grease, you would be upset too if you were ejected for (not) throwing a punch.

    You sure about that? Curran and Veneri seemed convinced # 60 did something.

    Main thing is, he needed to maintain cool head on his way (or is a Grease mistaken about our braggart-ing about all of us being all “aloha”). He didn’t.

    This is becoming a UH Football tradition. I don’t think Warrior football wants a 30-For-30 about that (“what if I told you that the biggest on-field troublemakers in collegiate football came from the land of Aloha . . .”)

    No. No. I want a player who’s got the guts not to fight back.
    Branch Rickey, 42

  14. J-Dog August 28, 2017 2:42 pm

    Listening to Bobby Curran’s show this morning, he mentioned that the UH staff reviewed their video which was taking footage of the offensive line and could not find an instance where the player in question actually threw a punch. Just saying…

  15. Ipu Man August 28, 2017 3:53 pm

    So far:
    UH WC
    52 17 BigWave96744
    45 21 Ipu Man

  16. M L Warrior August 28, 2017 4:20 pm

    #7 After talking to Matthew Norman yesterday he stated he is healthy and ready to go. Although he had crappy seats on both flights, hard for a young man 6’6″ 280 lbs. to set in center seat on both flights.

  17. M L Warrior August 28, 2017 4:24 pm

    I watched the game on streamed, and Posada did throw a punch, it really didn’t connect.

  18. NorthShoreFan August 28, 2017 5:17 pm

    Hummm…Coach Rolo said team game video replays didn’t show any punches thrown…streamed vid did…different points of view?
    Anyhoo, Warriors did a good job getting the W. Snap…game planning for WC. Heal up and get to it… got a game to prepare for.
    Hope Posa is cleared to play or will he be suspended for a game?
    Looking for DSJ to run wild this week.
    Loved Coach Rolo’s response when asked about going on fourth down…We didn’t come 5,000 to kick the ball…other teams can’t help noticing the “attitude” adjustment…”rolo the dice, go fo broke!”

  19. Akamai Okole August 28, 2017 5:23 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Ipu Man

    56 – 14 Akamai OKole

    Das it

  20. DaveLetterMan August 28, 2017 5:42 pm

    Ursua MWC Offensive Player of the Week

  21. DaveLetterMan August 28, 2017 5:48 pm

    Should add that it was through the Mountain West Conference Connection

  22. TChahng August 28, 2017 6:09 pm

    56 – 24

  23. madeinhawaii August 28, 2017 6:25 pm

    Okay… glad Ursua got the MWC Player of the week on Offense recognition.. but, that omelet wasn’t a bad reward either.

  24. oneseason August 28, 2017 6:43 pm

    #16 … I watched the stream and couldn’t see sign that Chris Posa (#60) threw a punch. The play was Hawaii’s first possession after the UMass punt. The clock reads 10:44 left in the 2nd quarter and the play starts at 1:12:23 on the UMass video ( The announcers said the penalty came after the play had ended, and the camera was on Ursua, the UH receiver. The hands to the face call against Fred Uu-Perry (#64) earlier in the game (ended with 13:25 left in the 2nd quarter) looked like a slap on the video to me. That could be described as a punch that didn’t connect; see the replay that starts at 1:02:47.

  25. m August 28, 2017 7:35 pm

    You want to see a punch being thrown watch the Farrington, Kapolei game. A Farrington Olineman took up a boxing stance jumping up and down and threw a punch. I think it missed but the lolo got ejected. What up with olinemen? ๐Ÿ™„๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    I am a cyborg.

  26. akuhead2 August 28, 2017 8:05 pm

    I’ll have what #5 is having. And coffee.

    UH 42 WC 24

  27. H-Man August 28, 2017 11:20 pm

    The Western Carolina Catamounts. What’s a catamount? A medium-sized or large wildcat like a cougar. They must be intellectuals. Why not simply just cougars? Oh well. Hawaii 42 Catamounts 10.

  28. Maddog50 August 29, 2017 2:09 am

    Not in any position to take anyone lightly but the Catamounts are coming off a two win season. Defense appears to need the biggest improvement after yielding an average of 30 plus points. They opened with East Carolina which is a very good program 52-7. Looking for the Warriors to settle down tune in and execute crisply. Hope we have a great crowd to welcome this years team. I’ll be sitting in the dark waiting for KO at 11 pm!!! GoWarriors!!!!!

  29. cappie the dog August 29, 2017 5:16 am

    Grease is the word.

    When Branch Rickey was looking to break the color barrier, there probably was no shortage of talented players comparable to Jackie Robinson, but he needed somebody who had the intestinal fortitude of a saint.

    “We take the pressure and we throw away/Conventionality belongs to yesterday/There is a chance that we can make it so far/We start believing now but we can be who we are”

    -Barry Gibb, 78

  30. cappie the dog August 29, 2017 5:21 am

    Against a bad FCS school, John Ursua has a chance to really distance himself from other receivers, statistic-wise.

    When Rodrick Flemming was mulling over the NBA, I was thinking: But I just watched you score three points against San Jose State.

  31. boolakanaka August 29, 2017 6:20 am

    No worries on the first game. For those in the know, there is a certainUH coach who knocked out a college teammate who was talking smack about players from Hawai’i. I was there in person for the epic Niko versus Aui college dorm brawl, circa 83—-long story short, things happen……..

  32. Ipu Man August 29, 2017 7:01 am

    So far:
    UH WC
    56 14 Akamai Okole
    56 24 TChang
    52 17 BigWave96744
    45 21 Ipu Man
    42 10 H-man
    42 24 akuhead2

  33. boolakanaka August 29, 2017 7:07 am

    UH 37 WC 24

  34. Maddog50 August 29, 2017 7:43 am

    WC has some special uniforms for this weeks game-it’s on their website. Floral panel on top portion of pads in purple and white. Watched a clip of fall camp and HC was wearing hat that the coaches will also be wearing-special edition!”! According to website coaches will be outfitted in special edition shirts and hats. Can’t describe them but Aloha style with bright colors and I mean bright colors…..given the school colors are purple gold and white! Warriors show up crisp and cleaned up it will be a fun game to watch. GoWarriors!!!!

  35. Chicken Grease August 29, 2017 9:02 am

    Aloha cappie.

  36. WarriorNY August 29, 2017 9:49 am

    49-10… uh

  37. bowwar August 29, 2017 10:39 am

    45 – 24 UH wins in a sloppy game

  38. Maddog50 August 29, 2017 10:48 am

    UMass is an FBS school-

  39. madeinhawaii August 29, 2017 11:35 am

    Vote again ! Hero of the weekโ€ฆ Dru Brown or John Ursua for Offenseโ€ฆ and Jahlani Tavai for Defense..

  40. Ipu Man August 29, 2017 12:38 pm

    #38MIH…Ursua running away with the vote in his category.
    But Jahlani Tavai in almost a tie with UMass guy.
    Voting open till Friday. Go Warriors ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Stephen Tsai August 29, 2017 1:08 pm

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