Former Warriors prepare for pro day

Former Warriors Dejon Allen and Trayvon Henderson are roommates in San Diego as they train for UH’s March 20 pro day on the Azusa Pacific and Citrus College campuses.

Allen and Henderson are enrolled in the EXOS program, which offers services from nutrition to football-related training at the 15,860-square-foot facility.

Allen met with several NFL scouts during the practices leading to East-West Shrine Game. He has fully recovered from a hand issue that kept him from playing in the game. Henderson was impressive in the Senior Bowl.

Because neither was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, their draft status will become clearer following their pro-day workouts.


  1. snowmantoo March 3, 2018 10:17 am

    Kev-1, so much for ST trying to explain why there are so many transfer-outs. We’ll be just fine without Moala on the D-line. I watched him closely last year and remember him getting beat many times with very little penetration. We’ll see, but I for one am not overly disappointed. I mua, Warriors!

  2. azwarrior22 March 3, 2018 10:20 am


  3. burro sabio March 3, 2018 10:41 am

    #38 from yesterday – please learn how to read and comprehend. #36 never said “better”, said “different”.

  4. SteveM March 3, 2018 11:43 am

    Good luck to Dejon Allen and Trayvon Henderson!

  5. SteveM March 3, 2018 11:45 am

    Tsai-ko Karaoke Call

    First one in several years, albeit starting in the mid-afternoon. Club Genji on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2:30 pm to whenever.

    email me or RSVP here just so I have an approximate count (we max out at 35). No minimum, no cover, and food purchases optional. Great venue to meet everyone again…and Tsing.

    More info and RSVP list updates at:

    UHfan808 has a Facebook RSVP group, but if you are not on Facebook or your email addy has changed, please let me know. There is a Cattle Call lunch at 12:30 pm that da–contact UHfan808 to RSVP.

  6. Arcumfortis March 3, 2018 11:57 am

    While individually the transfers out are not devastating the totality of the picture gives cause for concern. I like Rolo and want him to succeed but when coaches are leaving mid season and obvious starters are bolting it suggests problems. I hope we will be ok but it would be unrealistic to look at this picture and not have concerns. In my view the football program is on the edge of viability. It has been so long since we had any buzz of excitment that many have lost interest and may never come back. After 30 years or so as a fan it’s hard for me to stay interested. I hope the team and Rolo can succeed this year. If not it will be time for another coaching transition. That would be bad.

  7. SteveM March 3, 2018 12:49 pm

    We may never know the real reasons for the coaches and players leaving and we know ST will never say… except when he writes his book after retirement.

    Now, if the sudden departures were from a 9-3 team, I would be very worried… from a 3-9 team, not so much. But I am hoping this is a sign of change…changes in offense and defense and hence the player skills needed. I am looking forward to this season.

  8. Inyoface March 3, 2018 2:12 pm

    I don’t think Rolo ran the RNS while with Mac. It seemed like they ran the pistol which I believe is a little different.

  9. turfwar March 3, 2018 2:19 pm

    Why is it everyone automatically assumes coaches are at fault when a player leaves? Most players on scholarship have dreams of someday playing in the NFL and they know they are not gonna get there sitting on the bench. Aside from Moala none of these other guys are assured of being starters or major contributers. If we can’t do better than the guys who left there are bigger problems. Is it not possible the new guys or the guys coming off redshirt years are better and they are just finding a better place that gets them on the field? Why can’t some blame be on the players who pledged their alligiance to the school they originally signed with. In Moala’s case maybe he’s just a guy with little to no character or heart. If I’m his dad I would let him know that’s not the way he was raised in our family. He leaves a returning defensive unit that fought side by side with him for two seasons plus he doesn’t even give the new coach a chance to see how he fits in, how he will be used. The new coaches will bring tons more experience and at a higher level than the previous staff. At Utah he should find some playing time but he will also find a much deeper group of guys to compete with too. Good luck. You don’t think Dejon or Trayvon had opportinuities at bigger schools if they chose to leave? And for those still backing up Naeole for leaving at mid season, sorry there is nothing good or gained by quitting like that. If he didn’t have a NFL pension to fall back on that would still be weak. As it is that just tells you everything you need to know about that dude.

  10. boolakanaka March 3, 2018 3:16 pm

    Hmmmn. For folks who don’t know Chris Naeole personally, and I’m quite certain would not be talking personally to him in such sharp tones, Chris is fairly frugal guy and sitting on several million…the man is liquid for seven figures easily. As to why he left, in short, he thought the current leadership was basically pussyfooting around on matters concerning team conduct AND academics , e.g. letting folks get a pass—which he was fundamentally against.

  11. Old Diver March 3, 2018 3:26 pm

    #8 Rolo was running a version of the R&S. The pistol is just a another variation of a run first offense. It wasn’t producing enough points to win consistently while Rolo was at Nevada.

  12. tom-warriornation March 3, 2018 5:09 pm

    Our UH Men’s basketball team won their last game today at Fullerton 68-60; they will be the 5th or 6th seed next Thursday at the Big West Tournament in Anaheim, CA.

  13. islandman March 3, 2018 5:55 pm

    11. In 2012, Ault’s last season at Nevada, the pistol produced 37.8 pts per game. In 2011, it produced 31.7 . In 2010, Kaepernick’s last season it produced 41 pts per game.
    Then the scoring went down after 2012..

  14. What? March 3, 2018 6:08 pm

    “…more and better offensive schemes interlaced with the pure passing game…”

    He said different but he also said the lines above on the next line. Excuse me, I was just responding to his post. Didn’t know you know each other. More better sounded like more better to me.

  15. What? March 3, 2018 6:39 pm

    #1, Will the team be fine without Moala?

    Is there another 6-7 player with his size and potential who can do the same things on defense and on special teams at this point in time?

    For the immediate future, the answer is NO! The team will have to wait until someone can step up and develop into a player that will do the same things Moala did.

  16. a March 3, 2018 7:05 pm

    Bring in Mike Thomas to block kicks.

  17. What? March 3, 2018 7:20 pm

    Re.: Naeole

    “…If he didn’t have a NFL pension to fall back on that would still be weak….”

    Lol, that’s too funny. He does have NFL pension and he doesn’t need the money. He doesn’t have to settle for anything less than what he feels is right. He earned that financial freedom. He can do whatever he wants. If he feels Rolo’s team has no discipline, well maybe the team has no discipline.

    At the end of the season, I thought, give Rolo a chance. But, with so many players leaving, it says maybe the program is not on solid footing like some believe.

    Von Appen, Chow and Rolo had no prior head coaching experience when they got hired. We all know how the first two ended up. This was Matlin’s choice. The team will sink or swim with that choice. I can see an 0-4 start to the season.

    CSU – UH got hammered at home and was torched for 51 pts. I was at the game. It was ugly.
    Navy – triple option. They will be tough to beat.
    Rice – when was the last time UH beat Rice?
    Army – 10-3 last season. They are an improved team.

  18. PONO March 3, 2018 8:37 pm

    I think the straw that broke Naeole’s back was how Rolo handled a situation with Unga.

  19. burro sabio March 3, 2018 9:48 pm

    #14 – yes he did write that but I know that was not to mean that Rolo’s offense is better than JJs, my bad. We haven’t even seen next year’s offense yet so nobody knows.

  20. islandman March 3, 2018 9:57 pm

    16. Scott Frost didn’t have head coaching experience before UCF nor did Chris Petersen before Boise.

  21. islandman March 3, 2018 10:03 pm

    Also Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma did not have head coaching experience before.

  22. winning March 3, 2018 10:47 pm

    Third time already. Who will be calling the plays now? If its Same Old Same Old forget it! Wont watch any more games.

  23. suckkabooya March 4, 2018 1:40 am

    In my opinion the timing of Coach Naeole’s departure was very fortunate for the program. I don’t imagine he and Coach Rolovich could coexist with him feeling that way about the “pussyfooting” rationale. Had he stayed on any longer during the course of the season I believe things might have ended in disaster. He is a strong personality that’s for sure. He’s not a polarizing guy, I think he’s just a guy who is of extreme integrity. Maybe even in an abrasive (my opinion) way. Not afraid to “call out” anyone over the accountability of their “Duty”. I do think he has the potential to one day be an outstanding offensive line coach. In my opinion I don’t mind that Coach Rolovich was somewhat loose in the “conduct of his duties”. As long as everything was legal I’m okay with that. He needed to be less rigid than Coach Chow. He will tighten his “conduct” as he gains more experience as an authority figure. Live and learn.

  24. Akamai Okole March 4, 2018 5:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    Best of fortune to Mr. Allen and Mr. Henderson.

  25. Boolakanaka March 4, 2018 6:16 am

    Just as a bit of sidenote, so folks know I’m not just talking out the side of my okole, is that I had n extended chat with Rolo’s dad and uncle, (two really nice and cool fellows) while I was at the airport this past fall. And he mentioned that the most stressful and energy extracting component of this year’s season for his son, were specially issues of discipline—in retrospect, he may have also been referring to how to handle and execute these policies from not just his level, but those from the assistant coach level. Folks have to keep in mind that Chris was his Lt. , i.e the assistant head coach, so if there were divergent on this aspect of the program, it may have been beyond reconciliation….

  26. DaveLetterMan March 4, 2018 7:31 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    #24, Boola, thanks for the insight. It should give people hope for the coming season. Rolo is learning to be a HEAD coach and seems like he will learn from his mistakes. Looking forward to thid coming season. Go Warriors!!

  27. Stephen Tsai March 4, 2018 8:58 am

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