Warrior Beat: Off to Colorado

Center Taaga Tuulima and left guard J.R. Hensley relax after today's 2-hour practice. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

On breakaway day, the Warriors played fastbreak football.

The Warriors are scheduled to depart this evening in advance of the season opener against Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo.

Today, the Warriors practiced at an accelerated pace, punctuated with a 2-minute drill, in anticipation of playing in Fort Collins’ 5,003-foot elevation. It is part of a ritual throughout preseason training in which the Warriors ran “gassers” β€” sideline-to-sideline sprints β€” each practice.

Cornerback Akil Francisco
Punter Stan Gaudion
Kicker Ryan Meskell
Slotback Dakota Torres
Right guard Solo Vaipulu


  1. azwarrior22 August 22, 2018 2:28 pm

    Go Warriors !

  2. ai-eee-soos August 22, 2018 2:44 pm


  3. ai-eee-soos August 22, 2018 2:46 pm


    make billy goat adobo out of the csu rams !!!

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2018 2:53 pm


    Slam da lambs!

  5. tom-warriornation August 22, 2018 4:09 pm

    Go Warriors, We believe!

  6. 808bowler August 22, 2018 5:38 pm

    Man hope we are able to watch the game on saturday. Super excited for this season.

  7. Hynwarrior August 22, 2018 6:26 pm

    St- Is Cole and Chevan still splitting reps. Who did better at the 2 minute drill?

  8. Petey808 August 22, 2018 7:34 pm

    Go Warriors! Beat the lambs!!

  9. burro sabio August 22, 2018 7:35 pm

    Mr. A-House, your idea not going work cause TOO EXPENSIVE to build that way. It has to be something that can be paid for.

  10. burro sabio August 22, 2018 7:38 pm

    Does anyone still have A-Joe’s picture where he superimposed the Boise Stadium (I think) on Ching Field?

  11. 808WarriorFan August 22, 2018 8:02 pm

    “Take the Points” …..



  12. Akamai Okole August 22, 2018 11:40 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Rough way to start the 2018 FB season…

    plenny postponements, cancels and rainouts. 😯 πŸ‘Ώ πŸ™

    No sked ’em…Go get ’em, Warriors. No stay in your Lane! :mrgreen: 😎 πŸ™‚

  13. A-House August 23, 2018 6:22 am


    my comment was produce ideas that will work toward supporting an “on-campus” stadium

    everything is “too expensive” from groceries to cars to houses to air tickets to food to — just add to the list!

  14. Tofuzuke August 23, 2018 7:47 am

    Time to get lucky! Luck is being prepared for your chance to do well! Gee’um Braddah!!

  15. Maddog50 August 23, 2018 7:57 am

    Touched down in Denver this am. Headed to Fort Collins tomorrow-stay safe out there, wishing for the best-GoWarriors!!!

  16. burro sabio August 23, 2018 8:09 am

    Mr. A-House, your idea is an engineering and cost nightmare. I’d like to see an on-campus stadium in my lifetime, the clearest path is the simplest design.

  17. H-Man August 23, 2018 8:29 am

    Hawaii’s architects and engineers can produce cost-effective designs, but the problem has been in the execution. Plus politics often spoils the soup.

  18. A-House August 23, 2018 8:38 am

    we have traveled to many cities in the USA and abroad to see how buildings were erected above highways, etc.

    perhaps an eye to “how ” to rather then “no can” will be helpful

  19. Old School Dave August 23, 2018 9:31 am

    Traffic will be a problem wherever they build a new UH stadium. Put it at UHWO and it’ll be gridlock with one way in, one way out on H-1. Did you experience being in gridlock on Dillingham near Iwilei Costco yesterday? Friend spent one hour stuck in Kapalama trying to go home after pau hana.

    Build a 45,000 seat on-campus stadium (with luxury boxes and no track inside). Restrict Dole Street traffic to only public busses with fans parking at Ala Wai, Iolani, Kaimuki HS, KCC, etc. Nevah mind trying to attract the Pro Bowl, again!

    End of rant. Go Warriors!!

  20. iGrokSpock August 23, 2018 10:05 am

    Mufi’s Choo-Choo will solve any, and all traffic problems. The proof is in the poi!

  21. burro sabio August 23, 2018 10:36 am

    Mr. A-House, building above highway, yes. A whole stadium? Just the foundation will cost more than trying to build a stadium on ground. Why do this the hard and expensive way? I no understand.

  22. burro sabio August 23, 2018 10:37 am

    Plus – how much will it cost to condemn all the land in the Varsity Circle area? Again, why do this the hard way?

  23. A-House August 23, 2018 10:43 am


    then, unless UH builds a stadium in West Oahu campus, an on-campus stadium is truly out of the question

  24. Captain Ron August 23, 2018 11:17 am

    Hey!! Is there a gathering of Tsaikos to watch the game tomorrow? I live in the Moiliili/Kapahulu area and would enjoy getting together to root on the Warriors! But I don’t get out much, so would appreciate any suggestions on where to go, and especially if we are gathering somewhere in town! Let me know. MAHALO!!! πŸˆπŸΊπŸ€™

  25. Captain Ron August 23, 2018 11:18 am

    Sorry – so excited for the season to start I moved it up a day. Any gathering on Saturday to watch the game?

  26. SteveM August 23, 2018 12:24 pm

    A-House’s suggestion of going over the freeway is possible, but I suggest building a “lid” from Dole Street over parts of the quarry to fit a football stadium and be level with Dole Street and utilize existing roads and freeway. It does not have go over the freeway. This could also cover the softball stadium.

    I have been to “Lid park” on Mercer Island, Seattle:

    Aubrey Davis Park (formerly Lid Park) is a great destination for the entire family.

    There is something for everyone with two softball fields (70′ bases or less), four tennis courts with a fabulous view of downtown Seattle, a picnic shelter, 2 playground areas, public restrooms, 2 outdoor basketball courts and plenty of open space.


  27. Whitey August 23, 2018 12:55 pm


  28. Walter Matsuoka August 23, 2018 1:36 pm

    #27 … “Whitey” … I AM … !!!!!


  29. burro sabio August 23, 2018 3:44 pm

    A stadium will fit in the quarry and UH controls all the land. West Oahu is NOT an on-campus stadium.

  30. burro sabio August 23, 2018 3:54 pm

    SteveM, the Lid looks nice but it doesn’t support a few hundred tons of a concrete stadium. One problem is that H-1 is elevated in the area being talked about.

    No one said the softball field and the tennis courts can’t be touched. UH screwed up the Ching Field money. They could have used this to be the start of an on-campus stadium but no one could think that far ahead.

  31. suckkabooya August 23, 2018 4:06 pm

    City and County? State?……. Just semantics in this situation. They should share the burden and the profits as one entity. Maybe more manageable that way. Anyway better than a private owner of a Stadium here. My opinion.

  32. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2018 5:27 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46506

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