‘Unga will miss rest of season

Tight end Metuisela ‘Unga is suffering from an ankle injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season, coach Nick Rolovich confirmed.

‘Unga, who is expected to undergo surgery, might be eligible for a medical hardship that would allow him to return as a fifth-year senior in 2018. He has never redshirted since joining the Warriors in 2014.

Rolovich also confirmed ‘Unga and slotbacks Kalakaua Timoteo III and Davine Tullis were held out of Saturday’s game against CSU because of disciplinary reasons. Rolovich said he did not announce the disciplinary actions in postgame interviews because he had not gathered all the information at that point.

Timoteo and Tullis are expected to practice today, but it has not been determined if they will be on the travel roster for Saturday’s road game against Nevada.


  1. Trunks420 October 3, 2017 6:21 am


    Saturday’s game at nevada will be tough the winner be who wants it more.

  2. A-House October 3, 2017 7:17 am

    makes one wonder what happened to the supposed discipline that was trumpeted after spring ball,

    big, small, medium tsai!

  3. A-House October 3, 2017 7:18 am

    after the extremely poor showing on Saturday, would surprise me if any of the 6 visiting recruits commit to UH

  4. tom-warriornation October 3, 2017 7:18 am

    Coach Dick Tomey called me (also Gary Allen); he will be in Las Vegas for his book signing the evening of Nov 3 at the California Hotel; who wants a book (with his signing & Gary’s) and join me there?

    This is the night before our game with UNLV on Nov. 4. About 80-90 of his former players from 1977-86 will be there like QB Jeff Duva, RB Gary Allen, P Greg Cummins, TE Dave Barbour, RB David Toloumu, etc.

    Pls text me 415-324-0585 if you want a book; as Coach needs a rough estimate of books to be shipped to Vegas; thanks!


  5. bowwar October 3, 2017 8:36 am

    As June Jones used to put it…Next man up! Injuries and disciplinary problems are part of the game. All it means is that the player is not available, so the next one needs to step up. And, if the replacement plays well, then the replaced player needs to work himself back into the line-up or sit at the end of the bench. I’m surprised that there seems to be so many disciplinary problems this season and it also reflects in the amount of penalties that the team has had. In general, the team is not playing with much discipline and the decision making is suspect at times.

  6. Warbow October 3, 2017 8:45 am

    9 players suspended in 2 years tells me there’s a problem. And that’s not counting the Gifford, KT and Tago situations. This situation needs to be fixed and fast or it will separate your team into clicks. Once that happens the coaches will lose control of the team. There’s trouble in paradise.

  7. H-Man October 3, 2017 9:50 am

    The mantra is to remain faithful and positive in spite of the continuous string of dismissals and suspensions. But what’s the root cause behind this trend? I am simply dismayed that discipline remains a problem.

  8. Old School Dave October 3, 2017 10:50 am

    Adversity brings out either the best or the worst in people. I am confident that this team will breakthrough and overcome the funk they are currently in. This program is still light years ahead of year two of the previous coaching regime. You’re always going to have a few knuckleheads in every program in a group of over 100 student-athletes. Perhaps some are misreading Rolo and think they can do “whatevahs.” They have to decide if they want to get with the program and take care of business or be a distraction. Distractions are usually told to leave if they don’t take advantage of the opportunity to right themselves.

    I remember the days when UH players could miss practice and class the entire week and still play on Saturdays.

  9. seewhy October 3, 2017 1:41 pm

    With Unga out… Give Greeley the ball!!

  10. ai-eee-soos October 3, 2017 2:17 pm

    Yup – With Unga out… Give Greeley the ball!!

    and twin Karson should switch to TE – he can get playing time NOW !!!.

    With Dakota Torres hobbling, we’re need TE’s.

  11. NorthShoreFan October 3, 2017 5:38 pm

    Healing energy to Unga. Take some time and heal properly.

  12. Old School Dave October 3, 2017 6:07 pm

    No excuses for what transpired on Saturday night vs CSU. The better team won. One thing to consider is the fact that the Rams have been building what they currently have for a number of years first under Jim McEwan (now at Florida) and now Mike Bobo. They quality of their athletes was evident last Saturday. Look at the financial backing, resources, and fund raising at CSU and you see why they have a new stadium, a new weight room, assistant coaches salary budget of over $2.3 million (compared to UH’s $1 million).

    CSU’s new weight room & locker room :

    BTW, Dave Aranda’s contract runs through 2019 at $1.6 million a year. I don’t see him coming back to coach at UH for $100K or even $200K. Maybe (or maybe not) someone like Kevin Clune, given Oregon State’s tenuous situation. Former Nebraska DC Mark Banker?

  13. Inyoface October 3, 2017 8:57 pm

    Wouldn’t mind seeing the other Cole get some reps. Hopefully Dru can put up some point she or they’ll be some competition coming in.

  14. Maddog50 October 4, 2017 2:37 am

    This road trip is singular in importance. They need to win this game above all else. Don’t know what the health of the roster is but if those in uniform can’t give an impassioned performance across the board then those verbalizing “win the conference” failed to gauge effort and commitment that requires. I stated previously Nevada will be desperate. We too should be the same-GoWarriors!!!!!

  15. Maddog50 October 4, 2017 4:03 am

    Anybody that thinks that this weeks game won’t be a challenge is sorely mistaken. Although they stumbled this week against Fresno and have an embarrassing loss to Idaho St. they have played some good teams. Northwestern Washington St and Toledo.. They are young and thin at tons of positions. Nothing but an all out mistake free game will secure this-

  16. cappie the dog October 4, 2017 4:55 am

    9 suspended players in 2 years is a lot, but just to play devil’s advocate, this relatively high number of malcontents can be seen as a coach who cares more about integrity than winning at all costs.

    I checked Aaron Hernandez’s college stats.
    Forty games played in three seasons.

    You would think he was up to some sort of shenanigans but Urban Meyer just looked the other way.

  17. Maddog50 October 4, 2017 5:42 am

    Cappie-I agree. Don’t know exactly what the transgressions were, none of my business. The message is being sent, apparently some have yet to receive. Suspended players should feel remorse because if nothing else they have embarrassed themselves disappointed distracted their teammates. Immature and selfish period. Many other coaches rationalize and dismiss poor judgement and bad behavior. In the long run this will pay dividends. Right now if you give a crap all focus is on Nevada-

  18. Andrew October 4, 2017 8:30 am

    I hope the team is pumped up and ready to play this Saturday or else this could be a season turned for the worst. I recall the year that UH was going up to play a struggling UNLV team that everyone was writing off and calling a W for UH and then UH got dominated and embarrassed. For me that was the true sign that Mack was going to be fired.

  19. Stephen Tsai October 4, 2017 11:10 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44802

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