Warrior Beat: Cool reception

Defensive end Kaimana Padello, and running backs Fred Holly III and Dayton Furuta prepare to enjoy a post-practice meal. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

SALT LAKE CITY >> Hours after arriving in Utah, the Warriors conducted a walk-through session in 54-degree weather.

“It was good,” head coach Nick Rolovich said of the 90-minute workout in advance of Saturday’s game against Brigham Young. “They had good juice. They got used to the weather, the air a little bit.”

Rolovich said the cool temperatures and high altitude (4,226 feet above sea level) are not a concern.

“I don’t think that’s a big deal for this team,” Rolovich said. “They don’t worry about those kinds of things.”

After practice, UH chief of staff Jason Cvercko arranged a delivery from J. Dawgs.

Running back Dayton Furuta puts the finishing touches on his hot dogs.

In a mini reunion, Max Broman meets up with the Warriors. From left: Jahlani Tavai, Cameron Hayes, Taaga Tuulima, John Ursua, Max Broman, Roe Farris and Dakota Torres


  1. islandman October 11, 2018 1:44 pm

    Good pictures

  2. ai-eee-soos October 11, 2018 1:56 pm


    BEAT the cougs !!!

  3. iGrokSpock October 11, 2018 2:07 pm

    Go Warriors! Beat BYWho!

  4. iGrokSpock October 11, 2018 2:08 pm

    Those hot dogs look good. Should have had that for lunch today.

  5. cappie the dog October 11, 2018 3:15 pm

    ESPN reports that Oregon State tampered with Nebraska, too.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid October 11, 2018 3:17 pm

    Hot dogs and cool Warriors!


  7. kalua pig October 11, 2018 4:28 pm

    beat byu.

  8. islandman October 11, 2018 4:42 pm

    Those who care about Samoan players take heed of this article, which says the NFL should do more for the players safety and health.
    ” Per capita, Samoans are the most over-represented culture in American football. Football has become the story they tell about themselves to the world. It’s a story about people who work hard and play harder, conquer whatever stands in their way, and became among the best in the world in football. The NFL should stop taking their commitment for granted. ”

  9. NotNasti October 11, 2018 5:13 pm

    Loving the cool “soft Shaka” from Dakota Torres.

  10. Tanks Ah! October 11, 2018 5:16 pm

    J-Dawgs are the best hotdogs because of their special J-Dawg sauce. Too bad none of those hotdogs pictured above have any of that sauce.

    Go Warriors! Beat the Cougs on their home turf!!!!!! Hope Chevan is ready.

  11. snowmantoo October 11, 2018 6:27 pm

    Now that’s how you ruin a perfectly good hotdog by putting ketchup on it! Being a fine connoisseur (I had to look the spelling up for that) of hotdogs myself, anybody knows you only put mustard and relish and maybe chopped onions if you want heartburn. But I’ll forgive you guys if you beat BYU on Saturday. Go get ’em, Warriors!

  12. Naks8 October 11, 2018 6:45 pm

    #5 I remember when everyone thought hawaii was being a crybaby because of OSU contacting players. Now that it’s happening to a big name program, it’s more of a big deal. Not much integrity going on with the beavs nowadays

  13. Kahuna October 11, 2018 7:25 pm

    There is a bottle of the special sauce in front of Kaimana Padello in the middle picture. Some people just like to put ketchup on their dogs. Nothing is wrong with that. Just like some people like Coke others like Pepsi. Some people like Budweiser others like Coors. Some put Shoyu on their rice others don’t.

    Bottom line…whatever put a smile on your face and fill your tummy, it’s a OK!!!

  14. amela October 11, 2018 7:40 pm

    There’s nothing worse than a tampering beaver scum of the wild, human kind I mean. Don’t want to upset animal lovers.

  15. roygbivs October 11, 2018 10:45 pm

    Let’s Get dat W!!


    ✅ I’m not a robot

  16. cappie the dog October 12, 2018 5:02 am


    Not much integrity with ESPN.

    You have Ohio State alumni working in Bristol, so where do you think that wrestling coach brouhaha story ended up? Not on the front page, of course. They buried it in the College Sports section.

    I curbed my ESPN web-browsing habit after reading Jay Bilas’ defense of North Carolina basketball. Again, you have the problem of alumni.

    Conflict of interest.

    I like Bob Ley.

    He aggressively pursued the Syracuse basketball scandal.

    He alone.

    I resent the NCAA.

    I can’t get over what they did to our men’s basketball program.

    Sketchy, but relatively sketchy, when you go macro.

  17. Akamai Okole October 12, 2018 5:12 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hot Dog!

    Blog Host,

    You’ve got mail!

  18. A-House October 12, 2018 6:59 am

    this popped into my head yesterday — UH 27 BYU 17

    book’um, Pomai! miss you big fella!!!

  19. Boolakanaka October 12, 2018 7:04 am

    Sad news as another Bow passed this week, and a great one at that, Chris Roscoe, passed. Holumua to the other side…

  20. Whitey October 12, 2018 9:33 am

    The long term effects of a win this Saturday will forever change the Warriors football world. They have an excellent chance to do this Saturday.

  21. iGrokSpock October 12, 2018 10:24 am

    I like hot dogs with my catsup/ketchup.

    I just had to get through 6 of those idiot robot screens to get here. At least they should have one where you have to click on hot dogs or something li dat.

  22. WarriorMojo October 12, 2018 11:26 am

    #19 Wow, sad news. Chris Roscoe (#89?) was a stud. Not the fastest guy around, but a big target with good hands. From what I saw of him, real nice guy too. Best wishes to his family.

  23. suckkabooya October 12, 2018 11:41 am

    I think this is the game that you go ahead and test out all of your depth on offence. Rotate guys in, mix and match. Batoon has been doing this all season and it’s beginning to payoff in that you have definitive tape on a lot of packages and personnel. The dynamic is starting to change a little because of it. It is the defense now that can be the facet that can “win” your game. Wasn’t like that until they seemingly “turned” this corner. Still some things to “fine tune” but the defensive personnel has perhaps now come to embrace the Scheme. This is the last game where you can tinker like that on offense. Get some reps for a backup punt returner too. Other opportunities to do this in earlier games didn’t work itself out. Just happened to turn out that way. Now that Chevan got the jitters out, put him in with the whole second unit (line too) and see how it goes. Probably has good comfort level with second unit receivers. Get all the jitters out for everyone (except Moussa, save the tape on him right now, he is the key to UH’s dynastic future). Just game plan the right way to keep the mentality right because it’s not mop-up work or spring practice. Important game for BYU so they going to play hard. If UH can go blow for blow win or lose, will send a message that UH can win the West Division. Message for next year too.

  24. suckkabooya October 12, 2018 12:01 pm

    We need a “Costco” Hot Dog vendor walking the sections. Maybe even that “Chicken bake” sandwich too. $5 dollars each. No change given. No $1 dollar bills. $1 bills are tip only. Just $5’s. If you got a $20 bill you’ll take 4 hot dogs. No change. Or you can go to the stand and pay $7. Got to be Costco “style” foil and all but with ketchup/mustard packets. Beer is heavy, you got to get to the concourse for that.

  25. suckkabooya October 12, 2018 12:25 pm

    Good to have a non conference game mid-season this year. Especially with the West being so competitive this season. Lucky. So many fortunate things happened this year, some luck, but lots from hard work. Terrific.

  26. Manoa Mist October 12, 2018 1:07 pm

    No, no, no, no and no. You can not put ketchup on a hot dog. Only mustard goes on a hot dog. You can put ketchup on a burger, but a hot dog is not a burger, even if it’s made from beef. I don’t make up the rules, I just quote them.
    Hawaii is in for a slew of tough games. Love how hard these kids play, but we’ll see if Hawaii is for real with these next set of games – BYU, San Diego State, Fresno State – not coming easy.

  27. Stephen Tsai October 12, 2018 1:26 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=47117

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