Slotback is back

Exhale, Hawaii football fans, the Warriors’ version of Johnny U — John Ursua — is back to full health:

John Ursua and safety Jay Dominique

Slotback Cedric Byrd, John Ursua and wideout Devan Stubblefield


  1. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2018 10:09 am


  2. A-House June 22, 2018 10:22 am

    Devan to be a slot or WR?

  3. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2018 10:54 am

    Found this on another board.

    From Kauai: “Rolo said Dru left because he didn’t like Hawaii”.

  4. H-Man June 22, 2018 11:23 am

    Hawaii or the coaching staff? Because others that left include Keala Santiago and Viane Moala, two players with strong ties to Hawaii. Plus the list of players that transferred include Dylan Collie, Daniel Lewis Jr, Anthony Mermea and Brandon Kipper. These are either starters or players that had a chance t start.

  5. haka June 22, 2018 12:10 pm

    Nice to have Ursua back!

    Don’t care about those that have moved on as I have moved on already.
    Can’t wait until our newbies are in da hale!

    Go Warriors!

  6. Savich June 22, 2018 12:14 pm

    I’ll give you credit John Ursua. How much is Bernard P. Carvalho jr.(Kaua’i mayor) and Dave Matlin (athletic director) or Jim Harbaugh (NFL coach) getting paid with their intelligence, of just that?

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2018 12:42 pm

    Ursua looks great – happy he’s out there with the others.

  8. Aaron June 22, 2018 1:12 pm

    Ursua and Byrd gonna be dangerous in the Run & Shoot. I can’t wait…

    As for the guys that left, it’s not like Moala left to go play for some small school – he transferred to a power 5 program. Santiago was not great at tackling. Collie needed a fresh start where he can escape his history of bad drops. Brown regressed and played tentative last season. Lewis didn’t have that great of a season last year and we got other guys who have more potential. Kipper and Mermea were unfortunate losses. but our best players, Tavai and Ursua stayed.

  9. diamonds808 June 22, 2018 1:54 pm

    Glad to see Ursua and Stubblefield out there healthy! Praying that they last thru December! Go Bows!

  10. papajoe2 June 22, 2018 1:57 pm

    The light is on but nobody is home.

  11. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2018 2:10 pm

    Brown, Collie and Lewis earned their degrees, so they can do whatever they wish. They fulfilled their UH obligations.
    Not sure Moala wanted to leave, so I hope it all works out at UH.
    For whatever it’s worth, I thought Santiago should have stayed. He would have done very well as a nickelback in Corey Batoon’s system, as well as under Batoon’s coaching.
    if I were Mermea, I would have stayed … at least for a year. He has no college film. He should have played a year, then transferred, if that were his goal. Or stayed. But leaving after a semester to go to a JC, well … to each his own.
    And it probably was in Kipper’s best interest to get a fresh start somewhere else.

  12. Mitchhawaii June 22, 2018 3:03 pm

    Only focusing on our future! Great to have Ursua back!

  13. Savich June 22, 2018 3:15 pm

    Still on The Garden Island? No, I don’t know any other blogger on the blog. Just Savich and the gang. Ursua is still in rehabilitation. Torn ACL. Serious injury actually.

  14. idunnonuttin June 22, 2018 7:48 pm

    You really need help Savich, koh-i-nor, or dean sabado. hope help finds you soon

  15. cappie the dog June 22, 2018 8:03 pm

    Thanks for the Hyannis link. There are archived webcasts. I think Dylan Thomas will make it to “The Show”.

    Does anybody know what happened to Lenny Linsky’s career?

  16. cappie the dog June 22, 2018 8:10 pm


    I recall baseball player Kevin Curtis intuiting that he didn’t like Hawaii. When Curtis said that he was nobody, in regard to signing autographs, I don’t think it was modesty. And then he transffered to, I think, Pepperdine. I took it as he not liking the people of Hawaii.

  17. burro sabio June 22, 2018 9:28 pm

    #16 there was once a player (Webb? 1B) who said to the effect that the coaches wanted him to change his swing and he didn’t want to change (he didn’t hit very well) and he didn’t want to do other things that were suggested, then wondered why he didn’t get to play much. Duh.

  18. cappie the dog June 23, 2018 4:13 am

    I think the word I was looking for was “insinuating”.

  19. Mauifan June 23, 2018 6:32 am

    What is the point of saying what about someone leaving because they didn’t like Hawaii. Talk like that is how false information spreads

  20. burro sabio June 23, 2018 8:45 am


  21. burro sabio June 23, 2018 8:55 am

    Mr. Tsai you can delete my post too, no problem.

  22. 808WarriorFan June 23, 2018 8:57 am

    #5 … “Haka” … I could not agree with you more … heard Kipper transferred because
    he was late for practice & few times & the entire team had to run “gassers” after practice in full pads … of course the team wasn’t too happy about that so he was held accountable to the team … wish Mermea would’ve given it a chance … happy for Daniel Lewis, degree in hand with a chance to play in front of family & friends in Louisiana … honestly it appears we may not miss these other guys … cautiously optimistic about a decent ’18 Season as we transition back to the R & S … hope our new Defensive & ST schemes help keep us in the game …


  23. A-House June 23, 2018 10:43 am

    beautiful day in the valley — sunshine, brisk breeze, low humidity

    ah, Hawaii nei!

    BTW, a shout out to all our SoCal and NoCal brothers and three in the Great State of Texas, one in Alabama and DC, 2 or 3 in New York!

    let those who chose to leave disappear — let’s concentrate on those who STAYED!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. A-House June 23, 2018 10:49 am

    in the recent past, UH did have a large OL, but the opponent’s DL was better.

    hoping for a reversal in 2018 with the new coaches on offense and defense — GO COACHES!!!!!!!!!!
    and PLAYERS!!!!!!!!!!

  25. suckkabooya June 23, 2018 11:43 am


    I would characterize this blog as a nice “medium sized potato”. It is interesting to see all these differing opinions expressed in the many different ways here. Always civil and in good taste as the “terms of service” requests, and always enjoyable. There may be a few who post regularly and some who post occasionally (and definitely no ‘bots’), but there are also a lot of lurkers as well so this blog may be more popular than you think it is. You can figure it out and keep your posts on topic with everyone else’s and not so much off tangent. You can do it.

  26. suckkabooya June 23, 2018 11:49 am

    We all love UH athletics here…….even Savich

  27. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2018 1:02 pm

    New post:

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