Warrior Beat: Generation Ex

Former UH offensive lineman Joe Onosai addresses the Warriors following today's practice/ Photo by Stephen Tsai

Three former players from different generations — Joe Onosai, Keku Akana and Mike Washington — attended practice today and then delivered impassioned pep talks to the Warriors.

Former slotback Michael Washington
Former defensive lineman Keku Akana


  1. Jonj August 17, 2018 10:20 am

    Yo ST! How’s the Dline looking?? I’m interested in what the rotation is looking like

  2. haka August 17, 2018 10:51 am

    If Joe doesn’t inspire you then nobody can.
    Play with passion.
    Play with smarts.
    Play like a Warrior!

  3. Stephen Tsai August 17, 2018 10:51 am

    Lots of different combinations on the d-line. They can go many different ways depending on the opponent and situation.

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2018 10:52 am

    Some of the great ones, those guys. Hope they put their mana on the koa!

    Onosai was one one of the most powerful Warriors ever, if not the strongest.

    One more week baby!


  5. seewhy August 17, 2018 10:54 am

    Maui No Ka Oi!

  6. seewhy August 17, 2018 10:56 am

    I agree with you, haka. Joe gives unreal speeches.

  7. islandman August 17, 2018 11:33 am

    Regarding prior day’s posts, the QB coach said they will also use the RPO and the playbook is at least double what it was at St. Louis for Chevan.
    So the RPO dies hard.

  8. Na Koa Mike August 17, 2018 12:03 pm

    Photo gallery of the 22nd Annual Murphy’s Pigskin Pigout is now up.


  9. Rodney August 17, 2018 12:17 pm

    too bad the RPO dies hard… was truly hopeful
    to see pure R nS and it’s philosophy

  10. PONO August 17, 2018 12:37 pm

    Seems like a concern if guys have not entrenched themselves in the DL rotation. Nice to have options but also seems like no one is a standout that will take the majority of the snaps.

  11. Maddog50 August 17, 2018 12:50 pm

    Na Koa Mike-thx for the great pics! Looks like a great success-

  12. haka August 17, 2018 1:13 pm

    I think the RPO will only be used as a quick change of pace to give the defense something to think about. Like a wildcat play. I don’t think it will be implemented as the offense of any sustained drive unless of course, the defense just can’t stop it whether it be by ground or air. It could be a nice quick, no huddle change of pace for someone like McDonald. It could also be a nice personnel package change that is part of a larger play setup for later in the game. We got’em brah…go long!

  13. burro sabio August 17, 2018 2:04 pm

    McDonald and Cordeiro can both run, it would seem foolish to not make use of their abilities just because of an offensive philosophy.

  14. Jonj August 17, 2018 3:22 pm

    I like the RPO being implemented in the RnS! The LBs can’t read n react as quickly. Especially if we throw in some play action off the RPO

  15. Tom-warriornation August 17, 2018 4:14 pm

    First game of the season is one week away, I didn’t realize it!

  16. cappie the dog August 17, 2018 6:06 pm

    Eleven years later, Hawaii beats Georgia.

    I didn’t realize that Honolulu was Kaimuki renamed.

    Kilauea Field.

    So many good memories.

    The guy who used the “b”-word on national television was on my team.

    And the son of the Hawaii Islanders’ general manager.

    We were the Yankees.

    I am old.

    Hawaii beats Georgia.

    Sounds good, right?

    Just get that Rick Ankiel-like kid out of the game and they’d win, I thought.

  17. 808WarriorFan August 17, 2018 8:37 pm

    I did attend the 1st practice & did notice some RPO plays … was curious about that … I think it’s a great idea to incorporate some of those plays into the R & S … we have a very interesting group @ RB with the likes of Dayton Furuta, Fred Holly, Miles Reed, Elijah Dale, Hekili Keliiliki, & the one guy I hope to see get some game time “Big” Mel Davis … I saw him suited up for that 1st practice and told him it’s great to see him in uniform & on the field … he gave me a huge smile and said “Blessed” … like Coach Ron Lee said we need to get at least 150 yds per game from the RB position … if the opposing “D” is playing for a pass, we do an RPO running play, WHOA … got my Season Tickets & will be @ the San Jose State game … CAN’T WAIT … GOT GOOD VIBES FOR THIS YEAR … not so much in the Win / Loss column but an entertaining team that will play hard for 60 mins … the Wins will come along …


  18. ai-eee-soos August 18, 2018 1:30 am

    K Kekoa Sasaoka leaves team, heads for JC.

  19. suckkabooya August 18, 2018 10:27 am

    I love what I’m hearing. Multiple defensive line packages, RPO in the offensive philosophy, multiple RBs in the rotations. The Boise St. template. Let’s follow that if we can. Hard to prepare for. Too bad about Sasaoka though. Once Coach Rolovich and Staff gets this system running on all the cylinders they have available (lots) this train will be unbelievable and awesome to witness. May take some time but you can see the potential. Plenty room on the bandwagon for everybody so let’s go Warriors!! Terrific.

  20. Bryson August 18, 2018 10:44 am

    Back when Rolo was OC they ran some RPO out of the Kiko formation and were pretty successful I remember Moniz taking off a few times down field on those especially since Alex Green was such a talent out of the back field

  21. iGrok Spock August 18, 2018 11:31 am

    JJ ran some option when Brennan was QB. Always have to look for the offensive innovations to keep the opposing defenses honest. RPO might be more effective with the reinstitution of the fun and shoot.

    How many times do you have to verify that you are not a robot?

  22. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2018 11:59 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46456

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