Fresno State announces starting QB for Hawaii football opener

During this morning’s Zoom session with reporters, Fresno State head coach Kalen DeBoer announced that Jake Haener would start at quarterback against Hawaii in Saturday’s season opener at Bulldog Stadium.

Haener beat out Ben Wooldridge, who threw six passes in 2019.

Haener is a junior who redshirted in 2019 after transferring from Washington. In a limited role in 2018, Haener completed 69% of his passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Haener was most effective in the fourth quarter, during which he was 9-for-11 for a QB rating of 193.53.

Saturday’s game, in a stadium without fans, will mark DeBoer’s debut as the Bulldogs’ head coach.


  1. duffer October 19, 2020 10:29 am

    Let’s go BOWS!

  2. SteveM October 19, 2020 12:37 pm

    The blog is back!
    We missed you ST!

  3. Stephen Tsai October 19, 2020 1:10 pm

    Itโ€™s been a minute. I forgot my sign-in

  4. jm2375 October 19, 2020 2:21 pm

    Welcome back! We missed you!

    GO BOWS!

  5. seewhy October 19, 2020 3:26 pm

    Welcome back everyone! Missed you, ST. Go Bows! ๐ŸŒˆ

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid October 19, 2020 3:30 pm

    YEEEEEEEHAWWWWW!!! My life can go on!

    You did that on purpose, right Stephen? The coaches pic and the Bulldogs on the back drop?

    Anywhoooo… GO WARRIORS!!!

    (And I still aint no robot!!!)

  7. Andrew October 19, 2020 4:13 pm


    It’s ok don’t feel too bad. Governor Ige forgot his too

  8. wafan October 19, 2020 4:24 pm

    Kimpira! Yahoooooooooo!!!

  9. Jason October 19, 2020 5:25 pm

    Glad to see the blog back in action.

  10. A-joe October 19, 2020 6:17 pm

    On behalf of all our OG Tsaikos whom have waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God,โ€ I bid you a hearty welcome back, my friend.

  11. HawaiiMongoose October 19, 2020 6:17 pm

    Hey! Football news! Woohoo!

    Welcome back ST.

  12. Jack Flash October 19, 2020 6:59 pm

    Good to see the blog back in action. Aloha everybody! Goooo Warriors!!!

  13. MattyBoy October 19, 2020 7:21 pm

    Wow!! Itโ€™s been looong time!!! Welcome back everyone, and let the game begin!!

  14. BigWave96744 October 19, 2020 11:02 pm

    Mahalo ST for coming back.

  15. Akamai Okole October 20, 2020 5:26 am


    Sumting guud fo read again!

    GO Warriors!

  16. Akamai Okole October 20, 2020 5:26 am


    56 -14 Akamai Okole

  17. Akamai Okole October 20, 2020 5:28 am


    Got $69?


  18. esfod19 October 20, 2020 8:52 am

    I live in San Diego, where can I stream the games?

  19. ai-eee-soos October 20, 2020 10:22 am

    GO BOWS !!!


  20. Gobows1966 October 20, 2020 11:47 am

    Any word on the refunding of the football payment ?

  21. SteveM October 20, 2020 12:34 pm

    I am hoping Spectrum might consider lowering the PPV pricing if not many people pay $69.99 for the game this week. While I think $70 was the regular price in previous years (I dunno since I was a season ticket holder and went to a sports bar for away games–both impossible this year), the fact that the bars and restaurants that subscribed to PPV had to pay for EACH TV in their establishments… that was a lot of bars and TV sets.

    Spectrum must overcome that loss so they are probably seeing if they can make it up individually. So unless I break COVID-19 restrictions and have a TV party to split costs (not recommended), I’m going to have to listen on radio. ๐Ÿ™

  22. H-Man October 20, 2020 2:30 pm

    Gobows1966, go to the Hawaii Athletics’ website; click on Tickets/’20 FB Season Ticket Options.

  23. H-Man October 20, 2020 7:31 pm

    Got it on 247sports, Hawaii releases depth chart. Many surprises, especially on defense.

  24. BigWave96744 October 20, 2020 8:07 pm

    Pomai, Hawaii 38 – Fresno St 28

  25. Hi-tide aka ppj2 October 20, 2020 8:13 pm

    Welcome back Stephen and fellow Tsaikos!

  26. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 20, 2020 8:44 pm

    Wow, havenโ€™t been here in ages! Hope all is well.

  27. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 20, 2020 8:45 pm

    Who took over Pomaiโ€™s account?

  28. amela October 20, 2020 11:04 pm

    Heard the Bulldogs say they’re going to chew Hawaii up and spit them out.

  29. sackkabooya October 20, 2020 11:46 pm

    Good to see you back in action. I hope your colleagues return soon too. I guess the Governor put your blog on the “Tier 2” list.

  30. sackkabooya October 21, 2020 12:11 am

    This defense looks totally different from Batoon’s. And totally, totally different from Legi’s. I cant imagine how it will function. We’ll see (or maybe just hear for now) Saturday.

  31. sackkabooya October 21, 2020 1:08 am

    Batoon’s scheme put DE’s in space as LB’s. VSC’s defense seems to use the opposite approach. I hope Batoon’s hybrid DE/DT guys can adjust and fit this scheme sometime. Kahahawai-Welch, Ritner, Blocker, Thomas and even Evaimalo. None of them on the two deep.

  32. james white October 21, 2020 5:22 am


    GO BOWS…

    CAPE CORAL FL….aloha

  33. jm2375 October 21, 2020 7:47 am

    Tsai-meister – “neural-flatulent plays” ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. clyde October 21, 2020 10:14 am

    jm2375: Yup, only Stephen could pull a line like that out of his … well. Welcome back, buddy.

  35. Andrew October 21, 2020 10:38 am

    Seriously need a W this Saturday. I can’t stand another loss to Fresno. Thanks in large part to Chow, they pretty much owned us the past 10 years

  36. al October 21, 2020 11:08 am

    Great timing Tsai.
    Aloha brothers and sisters!

    Run n gun(ers)
    War Dogs

    A very much anticipated era.

  37. SEARIDER-DOGG October 21, 2020 12:50 pm


  38. seewhy October 21, 2020 3:21 pm

    RE: #18 esfod19

    People living on the continental US can view the game for FREE at TEAM1SPORTS. Just have to download the app on your mobile or tablet device. Guess UH is not going with Stadium this year.

  39. seewhy October 21, 2020 3:25 pm

    RE: #30 sackkabooya

    The front seven looks fast on paper. Hopefully we can get to the QB this season and give our DBs some relief for once. I think our biggest test with this new defense will be when we play a physical run team.

  40. burro sabio October 22, 2020 9:42 am

    Welcome back Mr Tsai.
    The 2-deep has some surprises, and surprising omissions.

  41. phil the handy dog October 22, 2020 4:40 pm

    go hawaii. beat fresno.

  42. WarriorMojo October 22, 2020 5:01 pm

    Yo, ST, welcome back!

    I’m a bit disappointed to see that Lincoln and Melquise are sharing the same position as both are rare talents. I think LVic proves my George Ornellas prediction from last year and I’m really pulling for Melquise to have a great comeback season.

    Hope Cameron Lockridge can do what Cortez Davis did last year.

    Hope Kohl can shut me up. I’d be so happy.

    Really want to see Quin Bright and Dae Dae Hunter get some touches as well.

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