Las Vegas bound

The Warriors were all business during this morning’s practice, the final one on the Manoa campus this week ahead of Saturday’s road game against UNLV.

The Warriors were scheduled to depart this afternoon. Head coach Nick Rolovich noted it was the Warriors’ only direct flight this season.

They worked on schemes against the scouts before concluding with a 2-minute drill between the top offense and defense. The big play was Dru Brown’s long completion to wideout Marcus Armstrong-Brown.


  1. ST#1Fan November 2, 2017 11:08 am

    Wow what a great post ST

  2. Ipu Man November 2, 2017 11:22 am

    Escape the muggy humidity…Go Rainbow Warriors!

  3. Warrior Dave November 2, 2017 12:43 pm

    Wishing Dru has many more completions in his arm for Saturday’s game. Go Warriors!!

  4. Derek November 2, 2017 4:29 pm

    I remember when Mac was coaching, after UH beat Washington St. in Seattle that the following week UH was a 20 point favorite against UNLV in Vegas. Final UNLV beat UH by 20, 40-20. I was so disgusted after that game. It dejavu all over again on Saturday. My humble prognostication, UNLV 40, UH 20.

    1. History, UH hasn’t won there since Colt Brennan was playing.
    2. UH averaging allowing more than 35 points per game.
    3. Our defense is getting worse, not better.
    4. Our offensive line has a lot of injuries which doesn’t help.
    5. No Ursua, he’s good for 9 catches, over 100 receiving yards, and at least a touchdown a game.
    6. UNLV is not stupid. They know stop St. Juste you stop Hawaii.
    7. UNLV’s Lexington Thomas will rush for more yards than St. Juste.
    8. Our kicking game.
    9. Our return game.
    10. Our turnover ratio.
    11. Our penalties.
    12. Our coaching.
    13. It’s just hard trying to win on the road. And the distractions in Las Vegas.

    Still, I will watch PPV and hope that we get very lucky and get the win just like trying to win money in the casino. Not likely.

  5. Ipu Man November 2, 2017 5:08 pm

    UNLV coach is a high school coach…

  6. H-Man November 2, 2017 5:13 pm

    “UNLV is not stupid. They know stop St. Juste you stop Hawaii. (Derek)” Amen. As it has turned out this season, everybody knows how to stop Hawaii. But just hoping the offensive coaching staff puts in a few wrinkles. And people, stop bemoaning the loss of Ursua. Maybe the coaching staff hasn’t gotten past this as well.

  7. Ipu Man November 2, 2017 5:23 pm

    UNLV offensive coordinator played under Tom Osborne of Nebraska and was their interim coach one year…so he knows a thing or two…

  8. Ipu Man November 2, 2017 5:28 pm

    UNLV defensive coordinator is 66 year old (experienced) Kent Baer who coached at Colorado University.
    I wonder how much these guys make?

  9. Pua Lane November 2, 2017 5:30 pm

    Need to watch this video and get back to earth.

  10. SteveM November 2, 2017 6:18 pm

    Running DSJ is OK.
    If something is working, I believe in the “I’m going to do it until they stop me!” coaching mantra.

    The trick is to recognize when you have been stopped…and stop calling the same plays like a slot machine player hoping to hit the jackpot on the next spin. By that time you need to hit 3 jackpots to break even.

  11. amela November 2, 2017 7:06 pm

    Is something wrong with Trayvon? He seems non-existent the past few games.

  12. What's up November 3, 2017 12:27 am

    1 score loss in a heartbreaker.

    UH 24
    UNLV 31

  13. MikeY November 3, 2017 5:04 am

    Morning to all
    Going Vegas before Trump gets in and blocking traffic!
    Thanks Derek for the up beat note.

    Not happening!
    Go Bows!

  14. MikeY November 3, 2017 5:14 am

    Tom hope to see you and coach Tomey at Cal
    And thanks for great seat behind UH bench tomorrow’s game

  15. cappie the dog November 3, 2017 5:36 am

    When I look at images of PR, I see H.

    I see myself occupying a 7-11 until all the protein bars are gone.

    I like and respect Coach Rolovich.

    But a local-born coach could possibly have rallied the team around the comments made by JS.



    I would also like to believe that aloha is real and organic and not merely co-opted by the Hawaii Tourism Industry.

    On “Pardon the Interruption”, the music they use to segue into Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon’s opening comments is by Pavement, a song called “Cut Your Hair”. They use an instrumental passage. It’s an inside joke for music fans.

    On MSNBC, they started using R.E.M.’s “Orange Crush” to promote the coverage of the ongoing news cycle.

    It’s from an album called “Green”. It was R.E.M.’s major label debut after a mythic run of iconic albums on the I.R.S. label. One of the tracks is called “World Leader Pretend”. Michael Stipe joins George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Paddy Chayefsky(“Network”), and Jerry Kosinski(“Being There”) in being able to predict the future.

    “Let my machine talk to me”

    Sci-fi writer William Gibson foretold the advent of the Internet in his novel “Necromancer”, but Stipe seems to have accidentally predicted Twitter.

    Sorry. Really, I’m sorry. I hate social media. Hate it. I think it has destroyed America. Every other place where this sort of diatribe is appropriate requires you register with Facebook.

    To quote Bob Dylan, “Bringin’ It All Back Home”.

    Hawaii 28
    UNLV 23

    “Run, run, run.”

    It should work here.

  16. Lopaka43 November 3, 2017 7:01 am

    Love it, Cappie.
    Go Warriors
    Go Wahine
    Go Bows!!

  17. A-House November 3, 2017 7:04 am

    if UH OC calls the same 9 plays in its 1st offensive set as he did against SDSU, UH will lose and lose bad — 6 or 7 plays with SJ “up-da-middle” for less than 15 yards

    hoping OC is a lot more innovative in plays and play calling

    worst comes to worst — will have lunch at Windward Mall food court and watch the game

  18. Boolakanaka November 3, 2017 7:25 am

    Will be in Vegas for the game, come-by the Venetian and I’ll buy you a drink or five!?

    As for a local born coach, what history has proven that are most successful coaches were not local born and bred—e.g. Tomey, Wagner, Jones…the affable Chow was, and the profundity of his disappointment still lingers.

    Cocktails anyone?

  19. islandman November 3, 2017 8:02 am

    Kade did not travel to Vegas. He and Karson can cheer for Kalei this weekend.

  20. John November 3, 2017 8:58 am

    The runs only work when there’s balance in your attack. No Ursua, no Unga…no balance. I hope HI. opens with some passes, even short ones, to establish a go-to receiver. Then I think DSJ will have more success.

  21. Derek November 3, 2017 9:44 am

    I notice that the in-color these days is orange. Say what! It appears that orange has been winning a lot. I.E. the Houston Astros, the Clemson Tigers, the Boise St. Broncos, the not so distant past Denver Broncos, the not so distant past San Francisco Giants, the lately Syracuse Orange (beat Clemson). the far distant Florida Gators, the Oklahoma Thunder not bad. The Knicks are still shitty, however, but maybe getting better now that Melo is gone. There is hope. The Mets were good recently, until injuries hit the pitching staff. Hey, I like orange. I like eating them.

    Good article this morning about Coach Rod York and his Mililani Trojans. I live in Mililani and I watch a lot of Mililani’s games. The article is right about York’s team is always in constant attack mode. I like that. They were on attack mode since York took over and when Milton was playing since he was a sophomore. Gabriel is in the same mold. I think the Trojans can beat Kahuku but it would be hard to beat all those blue chippers at St. Louis. We’ll see what happens. Enjoy the day.

  22. H-Man November 3, 2017 9:49 am

    So that means Matt Norman is the other TE?

  23. islandman November 3, 2017 9:52 am

    Maybe the Cavaliers are too slow someone said. The Knicks the other day ran them off the court.

  24. Trunks420 November 3, 2017 12:04 pm

    #15 I would love to Join You But did not go have one for me brotha

  25. Stephen Tsai November 3, 2017 12:23 pm

    New post:

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