Garcia-Williams out for year; Iosefa out 4-6 weeks

Linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, UH coach Norm Chow announced this afternoon.

What’s more, running back Joey Iosefa will miss 4-to-6 weeks after suffering a fracture in his right ankle.


  1. kawika49 September 7, 2014 9:42 am

    I agree..they are getting there.

  2. markazulu September 7, 2014 10:10 am

    Just don’t take anyone lightly remember Northern Iowa almost beat Iowa. Hawai’i has played better than expected.

  3. Willie September 7, 2014 10:19 am

    On a positive note, former Warriors on the winning side today. Samson Satele looking very solid in Miami victory. Greg Salas recovers onside kick to preserve Jets win.

    After yesterday it makes you appreciate Sean’s gritty effort and accuracy under immense pressure every week last Warrior season.

  4. oneseason September 7, 2014 10:46 am

    After the UW game, I was cautiously optimistic. After the OSU game, I am leaning towards the statistics. With 26 games played since the beginning of the 2012 season, here is where we are …

    Against full FBS universities … 2 wins, 22 losses, 552 points for, 939 points against.

    Air Force_______MWC________FBS__0__1__7__21
    Boise State_____MWC________FBS__0__1__14__49
    Brigham Young__None________FBS__0__1__0__47
    Colorado State___MWC_______FBS__0__2__55__77
    Fresno State_____MWC_______FBS__0__2__47__87
    Nevada _________MWC_______FBS__0__2__33__100
    New Mexico_____MWC________FBS__0__1__23__35
    Northern Iowa___Missu Val FB___FCS__0__0__0__0
    Oregon State____PAC12________FBS__0__2__44__71
    San Diego State _MWC_________FBS__0__2__35__80
    San Jose State___MWC________FBS__0__1__27__37
    South Alabama__Sun Belt ______FCS__1__0__23__7
    Utah State______MWC ________FBS__0__1__10__47

  5. Inyoface September 7, 2014 11:28 am

    For a bit, I thought a sack was going to be flagged for roughing the passer.

  6. Green-n-black September 7, 2014 11:31 am

    1. Getting where? We got spanked. As bad an offensive performance as Hawaii has ever had. Defense got beat up.

  7. kev-1 September 7, 2014 11:36 am

    I hope many are with me when I say that I am still feeling extremely positive about the season. Two games against Pac12 teams have proven that we can play against that kind of talent. That should bode well for a MWC season. I do think that OSU thought about taking their foot off the pedal, but quickly realized that wasn’t such a good idea.

  8. kev-1 September 7, 2014 11:39 am

    Ikaika Woolsey . . .

    Had a rough night, for sure. Overcame struggles and was crucial to the comeback bid that the Special Teams started. I would have understood him being yanked, but am glad that Chow chose to leave him in to fight through it. That should help him in the future.

    My biggest concern is his accuracy. Even with time on some throws he was way off the mark.

  9. markazulu September 7, 2014 11:48 am

    I completely agree with you kev-1. Looking at the schedule Hawai’i played decent against its 2 toughest opponents.

  10. OregonVsHawaii September 7, 2014 11:57 am

    A change in quarterback for the Warriors should have happened after the first half.

  11. wafan September 7, 2014 12:04 pm

    Happy birthday, M/M Tsai!


  12. Manoa Mist September 7, 2014 12:06 pm

    Joey is bound to get hurt the way he plays. He going hurt some people too. But this is why have always thought he would have been better on defense at inside linebacker. Woolsey showing good feet but terrible accuracy. Might give Graham another shot.

  13. 99club September 7, 2014 12:08 pm

    I love the never quit attitude of this team. Bodes well for the rest of the season.

    Heal up Joey and Jerrol!

  14. Ronnie September 7, 2014 12:15 pm

    Sitting on an airplane headed back to California. Praying that the price of flights goes down so I can come back for homecoming. I might as well use the season ticket I bought. 🙂

    I feel bad for the young men, but I will say that the last two games were worth “the price of admission”. Of course a win would have been great, but fighting to the end is the next best thing.

    I wonder how hard it is for the team to come to the nearly empty endzone at the end of the game to listen it the fight song. How great would it be if the section was filled with cheering fans – ESPECIALLY after a loss? That is my hope for the rest of the games – win or lose.

    Ok door closed. Time to log off.

    Go BOWS!

  15. jm2375 September 7, 2014 12:20 pm

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    The sun rose again today.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST & WENA!! Da bestest sports writer/blog host and preschool teacher couple in da world! 😆

    Fast and correct healing to the Warriors with injuries.


  16. SteveM September 7, 2014 12:23 pm

    Good noonish everyone!

    After the Udub game last week, I had mixed feelings. On the Wednesday night’s Leahey & Leahey Show, pops expressed my feelings concisely and emotionally. I’ll wait for Jim on Wednesday before saying anything more than I am optimistic. Go Warriors!


    Birthday present to you: Close down the comments this afternoon and take the rest of the evening off to celebrate your dual birthdays!

    …this present was more economical than the infrared/motion sensor flood lamp. 🙄

  17. tomm September 7, 2014 12:41 pm


    And Happy Birthday to Fearless Leader and Mrs. Tsai!

  18. NorthShoreFan September 7, 2014 12:43 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    day after, WARRIORS never quit…hiccup here and there but had a winnable game. they will recover and show up this weekend? any doubts?…
    how da heck you lose three quarters and almost win the darn game?…you don’t quit!


    healing energy to the WARRIORS with itai problems. hope to see you guys on the field this week.

  19. Chicken Grease September 7, 2014 12:46 pm

    Ikaika Woolsey . . .

    Had a rough night, for sure. Overcame struggles and was crucial to the comeback bid that the Special Teams started. I would have understood him being yanked . . .

    My biggest concern is his accuracy. Even with time on some throws he was way off the mark.

    Can’t have it both ways here — he should be yanked because he lacks the accuracy needed. Despite throwing against two PAC-12 teams, well, roll tape — you can see Johnny “Ikaika” Overthrow with PLENTY of time in key situations.

    Let Graham or Higgins have a crack at it. Put headphones on Ikaika.

  20. Tako September 7, 2014 12:47 pm

    Totally agree…try graham ? Beau? Somebody !
    Have a nice day 🙂

  21. Chicken Grease September 7, 2014 12:57 pm

    L’HAPPY BIRTHDAY (YAPPARI TANJYOBI) Monsieur Tsai and Madamoiselle Tsai!!!!

    Go out eat!

  22. 99club September 7, 2014 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday Stephen and Mrs. Tsai! Enjoy the day!

  23. kev-1 September 7, 2014 1:00 pm

    Grease #18

    I get it, but disagree. Fully acknowledge that his accuracy was a big deal last night. But he is a young QB that needs to work through some of that. Remember, it is still early in the season. Too early to pull him in my opinion. Yes, I would have understood, but maybe not agreed.

    I think he showed some poise late in the game. I am curious to see how he rebounds in terms of his accuracy. I hope he can fix it.

    For those who have seen him in practice, has his accuracy been an issue there too?

  24. Chicken Grease September 7, 2014 1:18 pm

    Got it, kev-1. I go to church now, you know? Well, a Grease has always gone to church. It’s just that a Grease goes to church now as in, well, whooo, look at a Grease. Now he’s goingto church. Still need work, but, uh, the true churchgoer’s a sinner at times, yes?

  25. UHfan808 September 7, 2014 1:26 pm

    Good afternoon after game day, Tsai-kos!

    Happy Happy Hapiest of Birthdays to Tsai-meister and Wena again but on this blog post, toooo-ooo-ooo!!!

    Hehe 😀

  26. oldtimer808 September 7, 2014 1:26 pm

    I have a lot of respect for these young men to not give up. I believe this is a testament to the coaches. I know I have listened and read how many of the fans are disappointed with the moral defeat but win or lose this is our team. I believe once we win which I truly believe will happen this weekend, you will see this team start to roll. I really like our offensive line coach Naole. Our defense will only get better with each week.

  27. Boolakanaka September 7, 2014 1:35 pm

    I’ll offer the following, for whatever it’s paltry worth.

    Ikaika was horrible last night, especially in the first half. That said, I tend to side with Kev 1.

    Like a junior employee, he needs to be allowed to fail. In fact, within a structured and corrective environment, it is probably the biggest thing you can do for a young player. If the staff feels he provides the best opportunity to win future games, then he needs to stay-in, and go through his own growing pains. To do otherwise, would be to risk damaging his psyche permanently.

    Quick question– what was the combine wins of these three HOF QBs (Manning, Elway and Aikman) in their first NFL season? Theses men who are iconic names in storied history of football had 8 collective wins. Relax and give the young man some breathing room….

  28. UHfan808 September 7, 2014 1:40 pm

    4 oneseason:

    Oh wow, somehow I initially thot you had typed in a picture! Hehe

    (Maybe take out some _s and try um again? 😀 )

  29. mctruck September 7, 2014 1:48 pm

    Another hard fought game, we gettum Warriors.
    Gotta work on passing game to give running game a better chance to win; Joey just doesn’t give up man, there’s no stopping him from getting his td’s, going to great job Joey.
    I thought St.Juste was going to get touches? Joey needs help back there, what with injuries, etc.
    1st win, just around the corner.

  30. UHfan808 September 7, 2014 1:57 pm

    From yesterday:

    314 A-House September 7, 2014 at 9:58 am
    Udub players were correct to say that Eastern Washington is a better team than UH – final score 55 to 52!!


    Which score is a tougher game, 55 : 52 or 17 : 16?

    I thot the lower score, the stronger the opponent’s defense.

    Isn’t the point to keep the opponent’s score to the lowest number possible?


  31. UHfan808 September 7, 2014 1:58 pm

    Lol about my block quote above – My question is not part of the block quote

    Which score is a tougher game, 55 : 52 or 17 : 16?

    I thot the lower score, the stronger the opponent’s defense.

    Isn’t the point to keep the opponent’s score to the lowest number possible?


  32. kev-1 September 7, 2014 2:00 pm

    St. Juste is who I think they should be using in that option look that they pull out once in a while. Joey is an inside runner. The option requires a runner who can cut the edge. Shouldn’t that be St. Juste?

  33. warriorfan2 September 7, 2014 2:09 pm

    I really like what I seen in the last two games:
    Again, not embarrassing themselves on national TV
    Not given up at the end

    Clean up the penalties and I think we will be just find
    It’s was so obvious we had a terrible group of Refs last night Bar None
    Hope Joey and Garcia quick healing
    “Go Warrior”

  34. oneseason September 7, 2014 2:12 pm

    This is the first year with a full complement of coaches, with a new quarterback. The team went up against 2 good PAC12 opponents, didn’t win, but played hard. I hope the coaching staff doesn’t play QB roulette. At the same time, I won’t feel like I will know how competitive this team is until the end of the Nevada game (10/25/2014). With 4 or more wins by then, I will feel that coach Chow has the train back on track. 9 weeks … 4+ wins. Let’s go Rainbow Warriors!

  35. UHfan808 September 7, 2014 2:12 pm

    15 Ronnie:

    Safe travels and nice, restful flight back!

    What a fantastic surprise and treat to see you for the season openers (just like for midnight and Barbara’s visit!!)! Take care and hope to see you very soon! 😀

    Yes agree! Bunch of us always stay until the very end to sing the fight song and alma mater but would be great if a just few more joined in, too! (Hey, we’d do it for our kids and family members – why not also for our very own Warrior team?!)

    Last nite after the songs were done, what was nice: As the team headed back to the locker room, the stadium erupted in cheers of appreciation! Awesome feeling to cheer them on together as one!

  36. oneseason September 7, 2014 2:22 pm

    #32 … Probably some apples & oranges go’in on here. With their first string QB (Cyler Miles) leading the Huskies against Eastern Washington, UW had a much different offense than played against UH. UW was also also facing a more pass focused offense. The final score was UW winning 59-52.

  37. RainboWarrior September 7, 2014 2:24 pm

    I thought the officiating was horrible. The commentators on cbs weren’t that great either. They had real big man crushes on Mannion.

    I do the love the fight that the Warriors showed. We may not have the most talented players but at least they didn’t all give up down 31.

    We just need to get over the hump and string some W’s together to get everyone’s confidence up. I know this isn’t the professional’s so there actually are some sort of morale victory’s for these boys but a some W’s would help even more. Nobody wants the season we had last year again.

  38. nutmegger September 7, 2014 2:25 pm

    #9 kev-1, #10 markazulu, #28 Boolakanaka

    I agree totally. These non-conference games against good teams are the most important place for a young QB to learn. The short term desire to make a change might make sense in a conference game later in the season, but not now.

    My hat is off to the coaches recognizing this opportunity to strengthen Ikaika mentally and physically to deal with the speed of the game. He will be in a better position to deal with Fresno, Nevada, etc. later.

    Joey and Jerrol are in all our prayers.

  39. gobows September 7, 2014 2:31 pm

    qb had the worst game in hawaii passing history. he likes to throw behind the receiver on crossing patterns and throw the ball as far as he can to the outside or out of bounds. oh, he also likes the bounce pass. in football, the chest pass is preferred. i’d like to see reilly and prater get some live reps this week.

  40. gobows September 7, 2014 2:34 pm

    they got talent everywhere except for one position.

  41. Whats UP September 7, 2014 2:44 pm

    I remember last season Taylor Graham did the same thing overthrowing receivers and had accuracy issues in his first 2 starts. We all complained that Woolsey and Higgins should get a chance and they both didn’t produce. Nobody mentioned Sean Schroeder as a replacement for Taylor Graham which we found out he was the right man for the job. All of us that were complaining were wrong about the QB situation last season.

    And there is no Sean Schroeder on the roster this season. So going through this same exercise again of the arm chair QB’s asking for a QB change is premature. Woolsey will get better over the season and if he doesn’t the coaching staff will make changes as needed. But it’s going to take until the MWC games before Woolsey and the offense gels together solidly.

  42. kev-1 September 7, 2014 2:50 pm

    gobows . . . you want to take reps away from our #1 and #2 QBs in practice and give them to the two guys at the bottom of the depth chart??? Have you really considered the logic to that?

  43. Shoko September 7, 2014 3:04 pm

    I just found out this weekends game against Northern Iowa will not be streamed on the Mountain West Sports Network. That means mainland Warrior fans will have to follow the game on ESPN 1420.

    I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.

  44. Shoko September 7, 2014 3:06 pm

    After more thought, that’s probably a good thing since the MWSN still has that crappy feed that I experienced when I watched the Wyoming game.

  45. ArcumFortis September 7, 2014 3:23 pm

    It is demoralizing to keep losing. I can understand the frustration of those who want to fire the coach, replace the quarterback, change the play calling etc. It has been a long haul over these last years. So I appreciate those of you who keep hanging in there. It makes hanging in a less lonely activity.

    I thought the 2006 team was the best Warrior team in my 25 years or so of being a fan. I thought that team was better than the 2007 Sugar Bowl team that played a much easier schedule. The 2006 team was also unable to defeat Oregon State at Aloha stadium. I offer this not as excuse but for perspective.

    When I think of how lousy I feel about all of these losses I also recognize that the players and coaches have put enormous amounts of time and effort into winning and can only imagine how junk they must feel. And yet they don’t give up. I hope they can continue to persist and believe until they are rewarded for their efforts. I still believe the wins will come.

  46. hatakeman September 7, 2014 4:02 pm

    I did not expect the Warriors to beat the Beavers, but you never know what might happen. However my worse fears were realized when the Warriors kept shooting themselves in the foot with penalties, missed passes by Ikaika and what I thought was a bad night of play calling on offense. Getting Joey to go wide on sweeps was offensive. Joey is a really strong north-south runner. Other running backs should have been given a chance to show what they can do. But contrary to what Coach Chow said on tv the day before the game, he did not use any other rb other than Lakalaka who had 6 carries for 15 yards. Ikaika was 20 for 50 in passing. I thought a change in QB was warranted. Even ace pitchers in baseball have off nights and relievers are brought in. Ikaika should have been relieved on Saturday when he appeared to have an off night in passing.

  47. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 7, 2014 4:05 pm

    #8 Old School Dave,

    Agree 110% with the following quote from the article. Anything inside of 15 yards looked like a toss up. Anything beyond 15 needed a prayer. The accuracy issue needs to be fixed like yesterday.

    “5. Hawaii quarterback Ikaika Woolsey was just … not accurate. He finished 25-of-50 with one interception and no touchdowns. Sometimes, the Beavers got good pressure (four quarterback hurries and two sacks). But there were plays where he had time to throw the ball and just completely overshot his receiver.”

  48. Shoko September 7, 2014 4:14 pm

    Woolsey was actually 20 for 50 but I’m not really counting.

  49. nutmegger September 7, 2014 4:16 pm

    Ikaika starts out calm and completes passes. If things go wrong, the adrenaline starts pumping and his throws go high or he puts too much zip on the ball. I think he can only get over this by gaining confidence and only more game time will give the chance to gain confidence. If he has it during practice he will find it during a game.

  50. Shoko September 7, 2014 4:16 pm

    There was a few dropped passes and some of those attempts were deliberate throw-away’s to avoid da sack. But, again, I’m not counting.

  51. whitey September 7, 2014 4:38 pm

    col and 3 prong. cohos, blass bass, and halibut was very good today. cohos in the 12-15 lb range. great fishing weather.

  52. oldtimer808 September 7, 2014 4:45 pm

    #40 That’s why the coaches coach and armchair quarterbacks coach from the comfort of their own unreal perspectives. Ikaika will get better. He just needs the experience of playing and he will get it. It will click. I remember Timmy Chang got booed by the fans which was pretty sad for them to do when he kept over throwing his receivers. Timmy got better and I guess he set some records along the way. I like this team. We have some good coaches. This team will win.

  53. Shoko September 7, 2014 5:13 pm

    I noticed DSJ got injured, too. What’s the status on him?

    Maggit had an nice 33-yard return last night. Will Demo give double duty for Maggit?

  54. Old School Dave September 7, 2014 5:28 pm

    Steven Lakalaka and the other running backs need to step up, with Joey being out 4-6 weeks with a fractured ankle. Just gotta fight through it and find a way. Jerald Garcia-Williams is out for the year with a torn ACL. Wish them a speedy and complete recovery.

  55. ai-eee-soos September 7, 2014 5:34 pm

    Garcia-Williams done for season; Iosefa out 4 to 6 weeks
    By Stephen Tsai
    POSTED: 05:26 p.m. HST, Sep 07, 2014
    LAST UPDATED: 05:26 p.m. HST, Sep 07, 2014

    University of Hawaii outside linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams will miss the rest of the 2014 football season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left leg, UH coach Norm Chow announced this afternoon.

    What’s more, running back Joey Iosefa will miss four to six weeks after being diagnosed with an injury to his right ankle.

    Both are regarded as physical and emotional leaders for their units.

    Garcia-Williams, who can play both inside and outside linebacker positions, said he was injured when his cleat was caught in the Aloha Stadium turf while trying to make a tackle.

    Iosefa is the Warriors’ best offensive threat. He has scored four touchdowns in the first two games, both one-possession losses to Pac-12 opponents Washington on Aug. 30 and Oregon State on

  56. Shoko September 7, 2014 5:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about Joey and JGW. Speedy recovery to both players.

  57. Shoko September 7, 2014 5:46 pm

    Depending on how Joey heals, the fourth week looks like the Wyoming game, fifth week is San Diego State and sixth week is the Nevada game with four more games after that to finish the season.

  58. Bryson September 7, 2014 6:05 pm

    I wonder if we see Daniel Lewis get a shot at running back with the injury to Joey

  59. d1shima September 7, 2014 6:21 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Quick and complete healing to Garcia-Williams and Iosefa.

    Consistency and accuracy.

  60. Chicken Grease September 7, 2014 6:24 pm

    Boardwalk Empire (final season) starting very well. Wonder if Eliot Ness and The Untouchables show up at some point in the season.

  61. el burro sabio September 7, 2014 6:26 pm

    Shoko, Rice is the 4th week and Wyoming 5th week since there is a bye on the 27th. I would save him for conference games.

  62. 808WarriorFan September 7, 2014 6:33 pm

    That NIU game won’t be easy…Hope Lakalaka and the rest of his RB buds pickup the slack. More important Ikaika hitting his OPEN receivers

  63. whitey September 7, 2014 6:42 pm

    evening tsaikos. NIU is Coach Stan Sheriff’s school prior to coming to UH. This game will be close, but am cheering for the Warriors. Go Warriors

  64. warriorfan2 September 7, 2014 6:43 pm

    Well with Joey Out it’s time Coach consider putting Peni Faalologo in the backfield
    He was a great fullback in High School He’s not a Joey but he come with a load of beef

  65. Ipu Man September 7, 2014 6:53 pm

    Dramatic finish and fight to the end. Thanks UH players and coaches.
    Tho I must admit Ikaika in his post game interview looked like the guy
    who said “We only have orange paint left” but then his co-walker dashes
    in and says, “We’re out of orange paint”… 🙂

  66. Ipu Man September 7, 2014 6:54 pm


  67. BigFan September 7, 2014 7:05 pm

    ST/Wena, Happy Birthday. Always good to celebrate but wish they didn’t come around so soon. 🙂
    Towards the end of the game refs said the wr (forgot who it was) stepped out of bounds catching the ball. Isn’t just one foot that’s needed to be in bounds or is that NFL? They really didn’t show replays but it looks like he had one foot in.

  68. kapakahi September 7, 2014 7:10 pm

    So much optimism after last week’s game againt UW……..

    What a difference a week makes.

  69. jeezy33 September 7, 2014 7:13 pm

    Not proud of it but I called the JGW torn ACL last night.. My seats were on the sidelines and could tell it was serious… Huge loss… On the bright side, at least he can medical redshirt and play 2 more years… but damn that loss hurts

  70. cocobean September 7, 2014 7:15 pm

    0-2. The beat goes on 11 more gigs to go.

    One trend I’ve noticed is the offensive script to open the game is made up of new plays and formations. We’ve moved the ball on the opening drive in both games. The offense had good rhythm scoring in the first game and almost in the second. From there for whatever reason they seem to lose that rhythm. The following drives are choppy where they struggle to sustain anything. I’m wondering why.

  71. Wes'side Warrior September 7, 2014 8:02 pm

    Howzit, Gang!

    Busy day again! Glad that the sun rose… But sad to hear of injuries. Heal up good and quick, Warriors!

    Happiest of birthdays, ST and Wena!!!

  72. lilikoi September 7, 2014 8:04 pm

    Agree with some of you that there has been some tremendous improvement by team perhaps the last 2 yrs under Coach Chow(and maybe the 2 yrs before that), talent wise, Coaches, and even the competition they play. From my own perspective, he wants to build a team able to compete and even beat some pac-12 teams which means he needs talent, football iq, size and speed. These last 2 games simply showed where they are and what they need to compete with such level of competition.
    The real season begins with the conference and these tough loses will help them get ready. If they can do damage there and prove some naysayers wrong, that would be sooo sweet. The team has fabulous coaches that knows what it means to lose and learn to win from it to allow defeat to keep them down. Little by little it is showing thru the way they play and I am encouraged by it. For myself, I would rather be 0-2 against tough competition than 2-0 lower competition….as long as they improve every game we have reason to believe in them….

  73. kapakahi September 7, 2014 8:20 pm

    JGW should be able to qualify for medical redshirt……’cuz never redshirted yet.

  74. Manoa#1 September 7, 2014 8:40 pm

    this is college football not pop warner put in Higgins or somebody who can give the receivers a chance to catch the Ball.

  75. cocobean September 7, 2014 8:44 pm

    Inside Access. Chow said Ikaika was close to being replaced by…..Higgins. Reading between the lines….Ikaika has to make better or quicker decisions.

  76. oneseason September 7, 2014 8:57 pm

    #59 Shoko … I missed your comment on the stats (repeated as #4 above) from the prior day’s blog. The Lamar score matches that on the Hawaii Athletics site and others. South Alabama didn’t get full FBS status until 2013; Wikipedia says “The university announced the creation of a NCAA sanctioned football team on December 6, 2007, with the goal of fast tracking the program to full FBS status by the 2013 season.” UH played them in 2012. I tried to cover myself with the “full FBS universities” comment, but should have added a footnote.

  77. champ September 7, 2014 9:05 pm

    I said earlier goodnite and goodbuy but one more thing. I repeat, David Graves should have one more year of eligibility left, correct? I mean he didnt even suit up last year. Was this some kind of arrogance on the coacing mentality? That guy was the heir apparent to our shakey Moniz. Gee whiz! The kid had talent and could run. And what happened to our speedy receivers that left? In any case, I had enough already. 3 yrs of misery is too much for me.

  78. jeffdman2000 September 7, 2014 9:18 pm

    Pull Ikaika Losely already…second week I have been saying it. Give Graham or Higgans or the walk ons a shot. heck give me a shot

  79. Makule Pacheco September 7, 2014 10:04 pm

    Whoa, everybody stay all huhu. No foget that Sean Mannion is a projected 1st Round NFL Draft pick next year. We not going see one better QB for da rest of da season. Still, UH had chance fo win.

  80. Whats Up September 7, 2014 10:58 pm

    Even with out Iosefa and Garcia Williams Hawaii wins.


    Hawaii 31
    Northern Iowa 30

  81. Pomaikaikeolahou September 7, 2014 11:00 pm

    At the end of the 3rd I was in the “put in Graham crowd” but at the end of the game I was in the “Glad he went with Ikaika crowd”

  82. Whats Up September 7, 2014 11:40 pm

    Hawaii has good depth as a team overall. The defense started off getting torched (Dee Maggitt) and the D-line got push around for 3 quarters. Clune made adjustments and got True Freshman CB Nick Nelson in the game to help in the secondary. Losing Jerrol Garcia Williams was huge but having a deep LB corp really helped there was no drop off. But that was because of the depth chart at LB looks strong with Tevita Lataimua, Simon Poti, Julian Gener, Benny Fonua, Lance Williams, TJ Taimatuia, Jeremy Castro and more.

    Trayvon Henderson made a big hit and need to leave the game for a bit and Marrel Jackson steps right on and doesn’t miss a beat. Losing Joey for a month is huge and Lakalaka and Diocemy will have to carry the load at RB just like last season when Joey was out with a broken foot. Hawaii building up the depth chart the past 2 seasons is paying off. There are a lot of players that have live game reps and when 1 goes down there is not a huge fall in the depth chart.

  83. pollypicador September 8, 2014 4:17 am

    I think people that have been in the business for a long time, know football in and out, can see the writing on the wall when a team takes a step back, like UH did against OSU..

    After the OSU game UH’s football template has many holes in it.

    UH’s opponent’s football templates have less holes in it.

    Chow can not refute these last two sentences because it’s true.

    Chow can say his players play with passion, heart and don’t give up. But that’s about it. This is Chow’s patent statement. I wish that his statement would be different for once, like our firepower can match up with your firepower.

    Last week there was promises but it all evaporated in the OSU game. Now 0-13 looms larger. If the vehicle to UH’s success is driven by the quarterback that car needs a checkup or an overhaul after the OSU game.

    Chow knows. He’s a renowned QB guru.

    He also should know a thing, or two, about the writing on the wall.

    If his QB had talent offsetting his passing deficiencies (30 misses out of 50 in the OSU game, 86 QB rating after 2 games), like running with the ball, then I’d say Chow might be on to something. But what I can see, now, is that his QB is doing neither passing or running the ball well.

    Chow spun his own web. Go back to the beginning of training camp when he had the dilemma of choosing his starting QB.

    “I’m in no rush to choose my QB,” Chow said then. “I want to get this right.”

    Chow spent about a week posturing, being his ambivalent self, and then on the eve of the first major test (scrimmage) of training camp he names his starter to the media. That was around 8/12. For somebody that said let’s row this boat slow, lets not be in a hurry, he then jumps into his speed boat, ignoring the QB competition and the first scrimmage of fall camp and anoints his QB, like he did in year two. At the time I was dumbfounded at this move. At this time I’m not surprised that the QB has struggled because if you at look at his scrimmage stats and have been to a few practices you would not come away with a good impression.

  84. pollypicador September 8, 2014 5:12 am

    What I read on another site it seems that the coaches show, Inside Access, won’t be winning any award soon. People are mocking “what insight…inside to what access” True. The show is so lame, so amateurish, so disappointing.

  85. Inyoface September 8, 2014 6:21 am

    Chow can’t afford to “build” a quarterback this year. If Ikaika can’t get it done it’s time to give the other guys a shot and see what they can do. UH also seems to be more motivated when being behind for some reason, it almost seems like a habit that needs to be broken.

  86. Chicken Grease September 8, 2014 6:51 am

    Chow’s showing that you CAN be too old. This is “old boy network” (which, thankfully, is seriously beginning to die out; can’t effectively politicize your own aging, f@rts) thinking.

    I remember him saying, too, on the 1420 AM Call the Coach show — this was, a Grease would say, after the 2nd loss last season? — “we’re not gonna let you down. We’re not gonna let you down.”

    Well, you’re letting us down.

  87. Lawaia September 8, 2014 6:59 am

    Chicken Grease. Thank you for proving my point of view.

  88. Chicken Grease September 8, 2014 7:10 am

    Well, if a Grease is anything, it’s living proof, warts and all.

    Can I get an “amen”?

  89. UHfan808 September 8, 2014 7:18 am

    88 CG:

    Please don’t speak for me, thank you.

    87 ITF:

    I myself am proud of Ikaika. Support these kids, our players, so that they feel loved and cared for and want to come here and/or stay home, point out the not so good things with care but shower encouragement in every little positive thing they do so they gain confidence in what they do rather and want to our perform themselves than feel doubted maybe something unlike the way you may have been raised. Do something different, please.

    86 PP:

    Well I’m not one of those ppl, and hey, at least they bother to have a show. Would you rather they keep everyone in the dark? If your answer is yes, well mine to it is: just turn off the television. Anyway, I enjoy it and I like learning about the players (and coaches too) so they’re more than just a number on the field. Thanks.


    Most of all: Focus heavily on the positive things, inspire the team to greatness, and give them chances to succeed.

  90. UHfan808 September 8, 2014 7:21 am

    91 Corrected –

    87 ITF:

    I myself am proud of Ikaika. Support these kids, our players, so that they feel loved and cared for and want to come here and/or stay home, point out the not so good things with care but shower encouragement in every little positive thing they do so they gain confidence in what they do and want to our perform themselves rather than feel doubted maybe something unlike the way you may have been raised. Do something different, please.

  91. Maddog50 September 8, 2014 7:24 am

    8 quartes….6 good…..2 bad. Go Warriors

  92. UHfan808 September 8, 2014 7:25 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Waiting for the upcoming ding! ding!


    Have a wonderful day!

    Maybe go forth to spread love, hope, and encouragement!


  93. Maddog50 September 8, 2014 7:58 am

    One last thing, no excuse, no less than 3 poor calls by the officials. They were as bad as they get and tried to make another on Henderson. Bad day for Qb, better days ahead. Would love to see Vele or Peni get some dirty yards!!!!!

  94. FCWarrior September 8, 2014 7:59 am

    Tough loss, tough for the players. I wonder how the coaches feel about this, They should be held accountable for the performance of the team, not the players.

  95. Chicken Grease September 8, 2014 8:12 am

    Ding! Ding! A Grease is first (for now).

  96. postmanke September 8, 2014 8:15 am

    No surprise at 0-2. Very surprised at margin of loss. Are you kidding me… I’ll take that! Move on. All that matters now is Chow and his staff and keep the team on course. Moving forward, I have a hunch the practice will improve, the preparation will improve and from that we’ll see players upgrade performance and execute from these 2 games. Go breakdown the film, move on and upgrade.

    Just wondering if Special Teams practices a little bit different? Whom ever is preparing them is doing a wonderful job.

  97. Stephen Tsai September 8, 2014 8:17 am

    New post is up.

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  100. azwarrior22 September 8, 2014 9:11 am

    New post is MIA

  101. Jiminy Cricket September 8, 2014 1:11 pm

    Woolsey regressed. He has happy feet, same feet as last year. He got rattled after the first series and stayed rattled basically the whole game even when there wasn’t pressure. He is not composed. He was throwing off one foot; he wasn’t set. That’s why he was so inaccurate. this is more of a mental thing because he “played rattled”.

    JUne Jones resigned at SMU today. Best news for UH fans. “June Returneth”.

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