Warrior Beat: Hawaii football ends training camp

Nose tackle Eperone Moananu tests his leverage during today's post-practice conditioning drills. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

The Warriors ended training camp with today’s 90-minute practice on the grass field.

The wind-down came in stages: last week’s final full-contact scrimmage, the creation of scout teams and depth charts, and the newcomers moving out of camp-assigned dorm rooms. The regular student body moves into the dorms this week.

With the fall semester starting on Monday, Aug. 26 — two days after the season-opening game — the traditional camp schedule appears to be out of order. School usually opens before the first game.

“We haven’t started school so there’s still a little bit of single-minded thought process,” head coach Nick Rolovich said. “We don’t have to balance school yet.”

The Warriors spent most of the defensive sessions focused on Arizona’s uptempo offense. The scouts alternated two offensive huddles.

“Tempo is complicated,” Rolovich said. “That’s their thing. We have to be ready for it. It’s part of a lot of people’s offenses. We have to be ready for it in today’s football.”

Rolovich said the 20 practices of training camp went smoothly. “It was fairly injury free,” Rolovich said.

The only ailment of significance was receiver Kumoku Noa‘s “tweak” that will keep him out for several games. Noa was backing Jared Smart at left wideout, and Jason-Matthew Sharsh and Melquise Stovall at left slotback.

Mike linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard stretches out during the post-practice conditioning period/Photo by Stephen Tsai


  1. haka August 17, 2019 1:49 pm

    So Kohl should be ready to go! That’s great news. We’ll need everyone to shutdown the cats meow. Can’t wait! Rams n Cowboys….meh..
    Go Warriors!!!

  2. JustAfan August 17, 2019 2:08 pm

    Ken does not like losing to Hawaii… Possible Hawaii bowl matchup

  3. tom-warriornation August 17, 2019 3:14 pm

    Come join our Road Warrior group at games at UW, Reno and UNLV; and sit with other UH fans and families of our current players at the 50 yard line right behind our beloved Warriors; with the families of Cole McDonald, Justin Uahinui, Jason Matthew-Sharsh, Kanai Picanco, Derek Thomas, Ben Scruton, etc.

    Our group is 420+ at UW and 500+ at UNLV; and come join our tailgates and meet your fellow diehard fans!

    Email me: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com

    or Text me 415-324-0585

    ps: Our UW seats is upper deck across our team however.

  4. islandman August 18, 2019 8:02 am

    Arizona runs one of the quickest offenses in college football, per today’s article. No time to sub in for the UH defense ?

  5. H-Man August 18, 2019 11:29 am

    Tate will get his yards, so Key will be in limiting JJ Taylor to under 100 yards.

  6. Kawika August 18, 2019 11:46 am

    WSU vs UA 2018:

  7. islandman August 18, 2019 11:56 am

    6. Note that Arizona beat Oregon, 44-15, last season.

  8. roygbivs August 18, 2019 12:42 pm

    NEW season NEW Teams
    Hard for watch past games to gauge how we gonna do.
    Last year, I thought we would lose that first game. But we WON!
    This year ….

    Go Rainbows Warriors

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2019 1:52 pm

    I second roygbivs comment.

    Warriors can, Warriors will!


  10. islandman August 18, 2019 4:01 pm

    8. No 1 or 2 yds and a cloud of dust plays then ?

  11. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2019 4:57 pm

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=50653

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