Special delivery

As a UH quarterback, Nick Rolovich delivered some of the sweetest passes. But to his blockers, he was remembered for his Monday deliveries. If the Warriors amassed more than 300 passing yards in a victory, the following Monday there would be boxes of pizza in the o-line’s meeting room. And, yes, even line coach Mike Cavanaugh was allowed several slices. Rolovich said it was his way of saying thanks on a college student’s budget.

Rolovich mentioned the tradition to Colt Brennan, who expanded the recipients’ lists, and then it was forwarded to Bryant Moniz. (Of course, Moniz, whose side job was delivering pizzas, had connections.)

This past Monday, Papa John’s donated the snacks.

* * * * *

Yes, we can all get along. When it was apparent UH’s goal-line defense needed a boost, o-line coach Chris Naeole and defensive coordinator Legi Suiaunoa agreed to allow left tackle Dejon Allen to moonlight on the defensive line.

“It shows the unselfishness of this staff,” Rolovich said. “I’ve been places where guys have been very protective of their assistant coaches. But Chris was all about it, whatever we needed to do to win. They didn’t even need to ask me. They went and designed it, and said, ‘Were going to do this. Do you have a problem with it?”

Rolovich responded: “Nope, if it’s going to help us win.”


  1. NaKoaMike August 29, 2017 1:13 pm

    The Na Koa lunch report has been posted.

  2. Bowwar August 29, 2017 1:15 pm

    It’s all in the ohana! Glad to hear the coaches are on the same page. Imua Warriors!

  3. madeinhawaii August 29, 2017 1:19 pm

    Vote! Hero of the week… Vote today, tomorrow, Daily! Dru Brown or John Ursua for Offense AND Jahlani Tavai for Defense. Let our warriors know we are rooting for them.. Whootah!

  4. Ipu Man August 29, 2017 1:24 pm

    So far:
    UH WC
    56 14 Akamai Okole
    56 24 TChang
    52 17 BigWave96744
    49 10 WarriorNY
    45 21 Ipu Man
    45 24 bowwar
    42 10 H-man
    42 24 akuhead2
    37 24 Boolakanaka

  5. Whats up August 29, 2017 2:09 pm

    UH 63 WC 24

    Watching Slotback John Ursua tear it up against UMass, was giving me flashbacks of Kealoha Pilares burning it up against USC.

  6. Kuro August 29, 2017 2:49 pm

    UH 45 WC 17

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2017 3:02 pm

    Warriors do whatever it takes!

    Happy Birthday to Kifi, one of our own OG O-lineman who played with the likes of Boolaknaka and the Nogas, to name just a few.


  8. Petey808 August 29, 2017 3:03 pm

    UH 47
    WCU 14

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2017 3:05 pm

    45-17 as Rainbows flash brilliant at Halawa!

  10. Da Gr8 808 August 29, 2017 3:28 pm

    UH 63
    WCU 10

  11. Akamai Okole August 29, 2017 3:58 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Happy BDay, Kifi!

    Pizza, pizza!

    Das it

  12. Boolakanaka August 29, 2017 4:28 pm

    Actually John Ursua reminds me of Marco Johnson….

  13. Tarheel Warrior August 29, 2017 4:42 pm

    Warriors 34
    Western Carolina 14

    Go Warriors!!

  14. oldtimer808 August 29, 2017 5:08 pm

    Hawaii 42 Western Carolina 21

  15. Ipu Man August 29, 2017 5:38 pm

    So far:
    UH WC
    63 10 Da Gr808
    63 24 Whats up
    56 14 Akamai Okole
    56 24 TChang
    52 17 BigWave96744
    49 10 WarriorNY
    47 14 Petey808
    45 17 Da Punchbowl Kid
    45 21 Ipu Man
    45 24 bowwar
    42 10 H-man
    42 21 Oldtimer808
    42 24 akuhead2
    37 24 Boolakanaka
    34 14 Tarheel Warrior

  16. Willie August 29, 2017 6:29 pm

    #5 Whats up, yup I remember that performance. Couple more are Chad Owens torching BYU and Jason Rivers shredding Arizona State. But Chad is more of the Ursula quicks and shake n bake mode! Thanks for the memory jog!

  17. oldtimer808 August 29, 2017 6:35 pm

    Just a footnote here that despite their record of 2 wins and 9 losses, this team was competitive against Stanford and South Carolina. Their running back ran for over a 1000 yards last season.

  18. Hilo-Warrior August 29, 2017 6:42 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos,

    Great win last week. We could be 2-0 for the first time in a very long time.

    I got our guys winning 45-17.

    Go Warriors!!!

  19. Hilo-Warrior August 29, 2017 6:45 pm

    Ooo…… good pick punch bowl. I will change my guess to UH 45-13

  20. tom August 29, 2017 7:05 pm


  21. H-Man August 29, 2017 7:09 pm

    The last loss to a FCS team was to Portland State. From the Hawaii Athletics web site….”The Rainbow Warriors’ last loss to an FCS team was the 2000 season opener to Portland State, 45-20. Nick Rolovich was the starting quarterback in that game and finished 28-of-57 for 367 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.” He He, we won’t let him forget, will we?

  22. cappie the dog August 29, 2017 8:13 pm

    Hawaii 38
    Western Carolina 28

    Unsung hero: Ryan Meskell.

  23. ai-eee-soos August 30, 2017 1:25 am

    FYI … A few of your Questions (and Answers) in ST’s column.

  24. RoyGBivs August 30, 2017 3:34 am

    Home Team = 41
    Daoddah team = 20

    Mayb we’ll get a ‘special’ return from J.U. in da game ….

  25. Maddog50 August 30, 2017 4:55 am

    Not one to make predictions but the Warriors have won the last 14 games over FCS team by a margin of 30 plus points. Not only is it the home opener but they have enough things to cleanup and sharpen that it should be a much improved effort over last week. Think DSJ is gonna have a big night and the D is gonna run personnel packages that allow for a lot or participation. I look for the Warriors to jump on them early and keep comin’. GoWarriors!!!!!!

  26. Lowtone123 August 30, 2017 8:43 am

    UH 56, WCU 20

  27. Bulla August 30, 2017 8:45 am

    Blessings always to fellow Tsaikos and others. Great start and looking for riding the wave of victory this week also. Good luck to Coach Rolo and the staff and may our boys play hard and remain injury free. It’s a great day if you’re on this side of the ground 🙂

  28. justin August 30, 2017 9:02 am

    Haw 49
    W car 21

  29. Derek August 30, 2017 9:05 am

    They say the greatest improvement by a football team is between the 1st and 2nd game. Western Carolina has some good players, but there is a big difference between FBS and FCS team, mainly better competition, better players, not to mention 85 scholarship players compared to 65 as well as better walk-on players too. Not to mention the travel, Waikiki distractions, etc. etc. So, my crystal ball call for our Warriors to roll, 52-0.

  30. Haleakala August 30, 2017 9:28 am

    UH 51 WCU 13

  31. Maddog50 August 30, 2017 9:55 am

    Would love to see this past weeks Nick Rolovich show-no can do. Would love to see the West Carolina game notes, not ours theirs-no can do. GoWarriors!!!!

  32. Ipu Man August 30, 2017 10:00 am

    #3 madeinhawaii: Urusa running away with the most votes.
    But Jahlani Tavai losing to UMass tackler…
    So vote yesterday, today and tomorrow… 🙂

  33. Ipu Man August 30, 2017 10:02 am

    Correction: John Ursua

  34. islandman August 30, 2017 10:04 am

    30. Game notes from Western Carolina site:

  35. Maddog50 August 30, 2017 10:23 am

    Islandman-thx. I searched all over their site and could not find them.

  36. Stephen Tsai August 30, 2017 10:52 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44597

  37. capt. ron August 30, 2017 10:52 am

    Maddog60 @ #30

    I imagine you know this, but the site for the show is http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/317733/nick-rolovich-show
    But the latest one still isn’t up. I guess keep checking. I watched the Monday broadcast of it.

Comments are closed.