Warriors finish preseason strong

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Warriors held their final preseason practice today on a neighboring Division II campus.

It was a solid 90-minute practice, which concluded with Dru Brown’s 28-yard scoring pass to wideout Ammon Barker in the 2-minute drill. Ryan Meskell also launched two field goals from 40 yards as the Warriors worked on quick substitutions.

Rolovich said red-zone scoring, third-down conversions and fewer penalties were the trifecta of focus this preseason.

The Warriors will have a walk-through session to get loose and clean up some schemes in advance of Saturday’s season opener against UMass.

After practice, the Warriors visited the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Peach basket
A couple months ago, Rolo made a surprise visit to drop off season ticket at Paul Nelson’s house. Today, Nelson surprised Rolo by showing up at the Hall of Fame visit.
Rolo measuring up to Kevin Durant
Defensive end Meffy Koloamatangi
Defensive end Max Hendrie and punter/holder Stan Gaudion
Bird and Magic
Defensive back Jay Dominique
Defensive coordinator Legi Suiaunoa shoots from the corner … while linebacker Dany Mulanga positions for a rebound.
Rolo poses with fans.
Defensive end Zeno Choi and X receiver Keelan Ewaliko


  1. wafan August 24, 2017 12:14 pm

    Closer, still!

  2. wafan August 24, 2017 12:15 pm

    1st and 2nd.



  3. NorthShoreFan August 24, 2017 12:44 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    Green bottles…check. Pupu’s…check. Coolers…check. Good to go then…IMUA WARRIORS!

  4. ai-eee-soos August 24, 2017 12:49 pm

    odda kine news …

    Former University of Hawaii football coach June Jones has been promoted to head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Canadian Football League team announced today.

    Jones joined the Tiger-Cats as assistant head coach on Aug. 2. He was appointed Hamilton head coach by vice president of football operations Kent Austin, who stepped down as head coach with the Tiger-Cats in the midst of an 0-8 start.

    “June and I have established a great relationship, and I feel comfortable and very confident with him handling the on-field product moving forward,” Austin said in a statement from the team. “This organization, its fans and partners deserve a championship calibre team and we fully expect to work together to return us to that level.”

    Jones went 76-41 in nine years at UH and led the Warriors to the 2008 Sugar Bowl before leaving for SMU. He served as offensive coordinator at Kapolei High School last year and was named director of athletic programs and development at Saint Louis School last December.

  5. HAL2000 August 24, 2017 2:38 pm


    ST Pleasant journey?

  6. Ipu Man August 24, 2017 3:16 pm

    So far:
    UH UMass
    51 35 Ipu Man
    49 34 TChang
    48 21 Old Timer 808
    44 27 Roy GBivs
    41 40 Derek
    38 27 ML Warrior
    38 28 H-Man
    34 24 boolakanaka
    34 27 Hibrain
    27 20 Cappie The Dog
    27 24 Kazu

  7. H-Man August 24, 2017 3:24 pm

    Countdown; less than 48 hours till kickoff. But we get to see the Wahine volleyball team tomorrow night. What a great weekend coming up!

  8. Stephen Tsai August 24, 2017 3:35 pm

    It’s been a fun time.
    We’re trying to find the woman in Springfield who won Powerball.

  9. H-Man August 24, 2017 3:37 pm

    Is she single?

  10. SteveM August 24, 2017 3:39 pm

    RE: #6
    Ipu Man — thanks for tracking the predictions! I suggest you list the predictions from UH low scores to the highest. Of course, you need a second separate list if there are predictions for the other team to have the higher number.

  11. SteveM August 24, 2017 3:44 pm

    Congrats to June Jones for his promotion to Head Coach in the CFL! His team is currently 0-8. Does JJ have another miracle remaining?

  12. What? August 24, 2017 4:23 pm

    June Jones wanted to be a HC again. It’s good to see he is getting another chance. I guess he will have to give up his position as AD at St. Louis. Or, did he just sign a 9 month contract with the school?

  13. Akamai Okole August 24, 2017 4:45 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Ipu Man,

    Go rest.

    56 – 14 Akamai Okole

    Das it

  14. Kanole August 24, 2017 5:07 pm

    My biggest thrill at the Basketball Hall of Fame today was taking a picture with Stephen Tsai! Nice pics Stephen! Go Bows!

  15. DaveLetterMan August 24, 2017 5:09 pm

    What? From what I understand JJ’s only gone temporarily and will return to the AD position. However, this was when he left for the assistant coach position. Things might change.

  16. Maddog50 August 24, 2017 5:26 pm

    Ok so practice is over-words get replaced by effort and results. UMass will give a great effort unless we put them in that place of “here we go again”. The offensive line is almost all new. Key defensive positions are a lot of new guys too. If we come out from the start playing up to potential I can see Warriors scoring 4 or five times on offense. Legi will be gaming and gambling on D. I like our chances and prefer underdog role even if it’s a couple of points. GoWarriors!!!!!

  17. What? August 24, 2017 6:28 pm

    Thanks! In the end I think it all worked out. Matlin made the call. With a 7-7 season last season and a promising outlook for this season, Rolo could be on his way to starting very special with Hawaii football.

    It’s just feels like there is hope again at the start of the season instead of hearing we need at least 2- 3 years to see progress. It’s exciting to see how the season will unfold.

  18. DaMenehune August 24, 2017 7:27 pm

    Ipu Man UH 38 them 24

  19. HawaiiMongoose August 24, 2017 9:08 pm

    Ipu Man,

    UH 26, UMass 24

  20. Joel August 24, 2017 9:38 pm

    UH 35
    UMass 17

  21. Maddog50 August 25, 2017 1:57 am

    No wind, no humidity and about 70 degrees for the game tomorrow-looking forward to some fierce defense strong special teams and 30 plus points on offense! GoWarriors!!!!

  22. Stephen Tsai August 25, 2017 5:37 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44561

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