Aftershock

LAS VEGAS β€” Well, that was surprising.

The UH coaches will have to address several areas in this week’s practices. And after UC Davis, the Warriors are back on the road. With the bye between the Louisiana Tech and San Jose State road games, fans will have seen the Warriors at Aloha Stadium only twice in the season’s first seven weeks.

Which brings us to what appears to be the majority opinion for the Warriors: No more back-to-back road games.

Eleven days on the road β€” and eight missed school days β€” are just too much, even for the most business-minded teams.

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Chauncy Winchester-Makaianai should be available to play this week. He can play all of the o-line positions.


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It could be a significant loss if defensive tackle Haku Correa’s injured ankle keeps him out of the rotation.

COMMENTS

  1. PowderPuff September 18, 2011 3:54 am

    Good morning, everyone. Hope the team can learn from last night’s game. Moving day out of LAS today…hope everyine who needs to be at McCarran allows extra time to get there. This weekend, Vegas was crazy crowded.


  2. sdbowfan September 18, 2011 4:06 am

    Wow. That was a tough loss. C’mon Warriors if you run the table fans will quickly forget.


  3. Stretch September 18, 2011 4:07 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Very disappointing road trip with 2 loses. Lots to work on this coming week. We’ll see how well Mack can keep the guys motivated. UC Davis might be what is needed to figure things out but we can’t be taking them lightly.


  4. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 4:15 am

    BigWave96744:

    September 16th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Before you bet the house on Hawaii and give away 18-20.5 points, remember 2003 and 2009 when the Warriors came into Vegas as a big favorite after a week at a PAC10 school (USC ’03 and WAZZU ’09) and looked at the UNLV game as Tune Up, Practice Session, Cake Walk, etc.

    Our inexperience Oline at the start of the year is now without Chauncey and Sean on the right side, replaced with former walkon Faaumu and 5th year junior Legay. Our most consistent receiver Miah is out. UNLV’s WR Payne (6’3”) is back for his senior year and will be watched by Tank (5’10”), again.

    Did the Rain storms, hinder the impact on the Warrior’s practice this week?

    I know the Warriors will win, but I hope they prove me wrong and blowout the spread..

    ************************************************************************

    I hope none of you laughed at post, called me a bandwagon fan and then bet the house…

    Man this one is up there with the Portland St, Florida Atlantic, and SJSU (lost at home)


  5. kanolle September 18, 2011 4:57 am

    It’ tough to win on the road, no matter how weak the opposition is perceived to be. Even the 12-0 2008 Warriors struggled to win at Nevada and San Jose St. Go Warriors!!


  6. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 5:07 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Still stinging from last night’s debacle in the desert. And I’m not talking about Mayweather-Ortiz.

    We didn’t take care of the ball.

    UNLV was very opportunistic, and took advantage of everything, including the one-way officiating. As if they needed any extra help.

    We gotta get our act together. Get our heads in the game. Still early in the season to make a huge difference. Can be done. Has been done as recently as last year. Everyone has to go into this for the team. Some are obviously giving 110%, while others seem to get rattled when not facing our scouts.

    Everyone’s gotta be hungry every play, even after suffering setbacks. That body language is just communicating to the rest of our teammates that we’ve mentally given up. That does not belong on our side of the field.

    Keep your heads up, Warriors. Fix things, heal up, and move on. Remember this sick feeling, and vow to never experience it again. Leave it ALL on the field… ALWAYS!!!

    Go, Warriors!


  7. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 5:20 am

    Besides, Haku Correa, I noticed that on Jackson’s long run late in the game, Art laurel got up slowly, favoring his left arm or shoulder. What’s his status? Anyone else we missed? How about when Tank got rolled on? Was it his ribs or right knee?


  8. Shannon September 18, 2011 5:34 am

    That was one of the hardest games I’ve ever had to watch… Hawaii’s had their fair share of disappointing losses in the past few years… But last night was atrocious… Hope we can bounce back hard against UCDavis… It’s gonna be a loooooong week


  9. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:34 am

    You mean LT Clayton Laurel….


  10. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:36 am

    Check out my top 10 worst lost under Mack at

    http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=40309

    and Yes the Yesterday’s Lost Ranks #1 and the 2009 UNLV lost #2


  11. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 5:41 am

    Any word on when that officiating crew will be handed their fines and suspensions, and sent back to Pop Warner officiating, with heavy emphasis on impartial and fair judging of sports competitions?

    That was definitely one of the worst jobs of officiating I’d witnessed in ages. Not only the flags, but also the review booth.

    And what’s the rule on that UNLV catch-n-make-a-football-move-then-get-popped-so-the-ball-comes-out fumble? Hawaii scooped it up as immediately as possible, given that the ball squirted out.


  12. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:42 am

    Because I knew this was going to be a close game and possibly an upset, I actually had a nice evening with the Wife and Sons… Normally I would be all Habut and put myself in a cave. I didn’t bother listening to the Call in Show after the game and refused to watch the News…

    I’ve come to realization that this is not a great team and double digit win total should not be EXPECTED.

    We could go 7-6, but I’ll be elated if this happens:

    1) Win the WAC, even if it’s co or tri champs

    2) Win A Bowl Game for the 1st time since 2006

    3) BEAT BYU!!!!!


  13. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:43 am

    Don’t blame the refs, please!!!!

    Don’t want to sound like cry babies..

    The Warriors got their Arse kicked in all 4 phases (Coaching, Offense, Defense, ST)


  14. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 5:48 am

    LOL, yeah, BigWave, my bad. Meant the offensive one, not the defensive one.


  15. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 5:50 am

    Don’t blame the refs? Didn’t you watch the game? We made more than enough mistakes ourselves to lose. But UNLV didn’t need the extra help they got from the one-sided officiating. That was so blatantly obvious. Crybabies? That’s the best you can call me for calling out that crew? When an injustice has been done, especially over and over in one game like last night, how can you not question it?


  16. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:58 am

    WW, I’m not calling you a crybaby..

    But when the team loses like how it did, we fans shouldn’t be like Michigan St, Nevada fans, coaches and players (Colin Kappernick) and blame everyone but themselves.

    I can see if the game went down to the wire, but even if the refs were 100% on their mark, Hawaii still would have lost to a team that was getting 19-20 points from the get go.


  17. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 5:59 am

    Hawaii was on the road.. The HOME Team ALWAYS gets the calls… As much of a homer that I am, I gotta admit Hawaii has had it’s share of call gone their way at Aloha Stadium. One’s that actually affected the outcome of the game


  18. Garret September 18, 2011 6:16 am

    Wes’side Warrior,

    The refs did NOT change the outcome of this game. I was at the game and saw a *lot* of penalties that should have but were not called on UH. There were calls that went in favor of UNLV of course, but there were also calls in favor of UH too. You get upset when UNLV benefited from the calls, but probably were happy when UH did so.

    The game was lost by UH fumbling the ball so many times. That had NOTHING to do with the refs.

    UH fans were brutal towards fans and players of other teams when they complained about the refs in the past. This game simply wasn’t close enough for the refs to have any impact in the outcome.


  19. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 6:16 am

    After last night, I’m officially calling the WAC D.O.A.

    So many quality games yesterday, and not one team from the WAC was able to offer competition.


  20. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 6:17 am

    Yes, the refs did not change the outcome, but still looked dazed & confused through the game. Must be something in the air with the Vegas atmosphere.


  21. Garret September 18, 2011 6:18 am

    The game wasn’t as close as the score at halftime. UNLV’s QB missed a wide open WR for a TD late in the first half. UH’s first TD came after the refs called two penalties against UH after they had stopped UH…without the penalties, UH would have punted instead of getting a TD.

    UH was lucky to be down just 10 at halftime since that should have been 24 points. UH had a great chance to win. UH fumbled 3 times in the first 4.5 minutes of the second half to give away the game. That had nothing to do with the refs…UNLV was trying to give the game to UH in the first half and UH didn’t take it.


  22. Garret September 18, 2011 6:20 am

    The best thing, and most surprising thing to me, about the game was how cordial it was. Unlike 2007 and 2009, I didn’t see a single fight and didn’t see a single fan kicked out of the game. It was very, very different in past years in Vegas.

    The only bad fan behavior that I thought was over the line was when a UH fan stood up and flipped off the UNLV fans after a UH TD…when UH was way behind still.


  23. A-joe September 18, 2011 6:22 am

    Come home.

    Regroup.

    We try again.

    Safe travels back to our team and all of our Hawaii fans.


  24. Bulla September 18, 2011 6:23 am

    Big Wave,

    Trude Dat………….


  25. Wes'side Warrior September 18, 2011 6:24 am

    So what if the refs did not change the outcome of the game? That’s not even the point. You might have been at the game, but can you see up close, and replays, like we can at home?

    I already stated we made a ton of mistakes. Not once did I say that our loss was solely due to the refs. THAT would be crying about it and blaming the refs. I may not be an expert, but I played for many years. When blatant infractions are not called, and most things that are called go against you, it gets stuck in your psyche. There were a ton of non-calls in UNLV’s favor. It’s over and done with. But, I’m sure Coach Mack and staff will go over the film and submit formal complaints on this one.

    Like when that UNLV RB got stopped and pushed back at the goal line. He got up and swung and hit the back of one of our guys’ helmets. No call, even though the refs were there. You can bet top dollar that if we did that, we’d have an ejected player.

    Receivers were often in the same area, running similar routes, or even giving up on a route when the play is not even dead yet. This, on top of not catching very catchable balls.

    Turnovers gave UNLV a short field too often, although our defense got burned on a couple of big plays.

    QB-Center exchange has been poor these past couple of games. Plus, going for the home run too often instead of going back to moving the chains efficiently with the short passes.

    Whatevas. I pau. I concede to you experts. Perhaps I’ll try lurking. Can’t even try to make a point without it being twisted around into something else.

    K. Now pau.


  26. bigislandkurt September 18, 2011 6:24 am

    Went to bed, rocked my newborn son, and walked the dogs this morning. And I still can’t get that yucky UNLV taste out of my mouth. DAMN!

    This loss really hurt.

    BIK


  27. Puhau1230 September 18, 2011 6:25 am

    Very disappointng game to attend. To be so highly favored and with a large fan base in attendance the warrior football team and coaches did not show up to play. It was a total embarressment. The team lacked any type of leadership. Mcmacken and the team owes the State of Hawaii and the thousands of fans in attendance an apology for their poor effort and performance.


  28. bigislandkurt September 18, 2011 6:26 am

    Three straight games that Sila been struggling with bad snaps. At Washington, I thought it was just because Alameda Ta’amu was giving Sila fits. If this is not correctable, time for London or Kody to get their chance. The snap is the lifeline of our offense. Bad snaps throw off the timing.

    BIK


  29. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 6:27 am

    POMAI

    UH 34 – UCDavis 24

    Aloha Gangy….

    Off to church…

    Have a great day…

    No get all nutz… When in Doubt pet the wife/husband/bf/gf and kiss the dog…


  30. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 6:29 am

    Bulla you and the Mrs., in the few, in the house of Victory


  31. BigWave96744 September 18, 2011 6:29 am

    Opps See You and the Mrs.


  32. bigislandkurt September 18, 2011 6:31 am

    So far, Darius Bright and Billy Ray have NOT lived up to their billing. I’m sorry because I know there are a lot of Billy Ray fans on this board. Just calling a spade a spade. We need more Justin Clapps — backups who are HUNGRY for their chance and make the most of their time when they get in. And maybe we need to accept the reality that Mo is not a long ball guy. I don’t think he has completed any long balls like Colt and T. Chang had us accustomed to seeing.

    BIK


  33. Terry September 18, 2011 6:31 am

    So why did Mack keep the troops on the mainland? There was no long flight to La Tech, Army, or anywhere else that made staying in Vegas so important. No one is asking this one out loud. Seattle is a hop across the pond, and that game ended early, Seatac airport is 20 minutes from Husky Stadium the boys could have napped on the flight back home and been in their beds here on Oahu, all week. Then they would have practiced all week in Hawaii, gone to their classes like the student athletes they are supposed to be and prepared to win a very important football game after losing at Washington. Vegas isn’t a big haul the troops could have left early on Friday morning from Hawaii, with the UNLV game being a reasonable Saturday start time, and had a late Friday afternoon walk thru and headed to bed early for battle Saturday with UNLV. This was picked as an easy win and a week of good times and strutting around sin-city town by Mack and his staff and we all know Mack has a home in Vegas. I think this is a lesson for the whole athletic department on how and when to travel like a program that puts winning first and partying second. Nice wake up call and time to roll up the sleeves and get back to work.


  34. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 6:32 am

    the ball kept bouncing the rebels way for most of the game. Is there a voodoo shop in Vegas?


  35. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 6:33 am

    Terry,

    The guys in charge crunch the acct. #’s. I trust them for the right decision. Might not make sense from the players/Fans perspective, but it’s all about the $ right now.


  36. Terry September 18, 2011 6:36 am

    Staying all week in Vegas with catering costs, rooms and the like is in no way any cheaper than flying back from the Washington game. This was a party and an easy win in the staff’s eyes and a nice week on the slot machines at night for Mack and it blew up in their face. That’s reality.


  37. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 6:46 am

    Conspiricy theorist, right?

    Travel cost for every player, coach, band member, etc.

    Sunlin has an ongoing agreement with boarding and food cost.

    Hey, if someone wants to gamble bad enough, bust out the poker table and fighting rooster at home.

    I don’t agree with the layover decision, but it is what it is.

    This did not affect the game.

    UNLV showed up, played their best ball yet, and Hawaii did not show up, and played their worst yet.

    Thats college football. Unpredictable


  38. Bulla September 18, 2011 6:49 am

    Big Wave,

    see you soon, Ho’olaulea was off the hook last night for 95.5 and The Fish Stage πŸ™‚

    we claim the victory in HIS house today, I pray for HIS peace to be in the hearts and minds of all out Tsaiko Ohana….. but we’re ready to bust it out in Praise & Worship this morning!!!!


  39. Punawai Nui September 18, 2011 7:02 am

    They say that 80% of all communication is non verbal and it was obvious from the start, at least to me, that the Warriors did not exude the confidence and or swagger that is required to just compete. Moniz was a poor leader last night and not because he fumbled twice. His demeanor was anything but inspiring and his poor decisions should have resulted in more points for the Rebels. Not all his fault obviously because the special teams and defense fanned the flames for sure.


  40. Slugger September 18, 2011 7:09 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Lots of work for the Warriors this week in practice.

    Healing energy sent to the ailing players & Tomey.

    Will have to wait till this evening to watch the replay.

    Latahs…


  41. mctruck September 18, 2011 7:12 am

    The scheduling of back-to-back games on the road is to blame, if you ask me.

    Fatigue, mentally and physically sets in and all of a sudden towards the end, everything seems out of sync. I’m no doctor, but I’ve been there, so I’m just sayin. I saw a drastic fall off from the Washington game and last night…I’m sure I’m not alone in that observation.


  42. Buffoman September 18, 2011 7:14 am

    Got to agree with Westside here. I did not see in his initial comment placing all the blame on the outcome on the officiating. It was, as I read it, a part of the UH debacle. The blame as I interpreted his comments was squarely on the no-show UH effort.

    Don’t lurk, that was a good observation. And yes, I agree that there were a bunch of calls that went our way also. The consensus could be that the refs were simply terrible and possibly with a slight MWC slant.


  43. oahuresident September 18, 2011 7:23 am

    My take on the game.

    Offense needs to go to ball control, short passes and runs, to help out the defense.

    Defense needs to by simplified. Too many substitutions and schemes, they seem to be confused. Go back to McMackin style defense.

    Bright seems to be injured and unable to get clear and often drops the ball when it does get thrown to him.


  44. SteveM [iPhone4] September 18, 2011 7:28 am

    Good morning everyone! Kinda…

    The game was not a thing of beauty, but I know it will get better next week.


  45. Sam September 18, 2011 7:33 am

    I hope our AD doesnt renew Macks contract. Sorry to say but he’s not getting the job done. Last year he had great players that made him look good but now we see the product we have


  46. el burro sabio September 18, 2011 7:43 am

    iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    September 17th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    This is 100% MACK’s team…no JJ recruits (Salas etc.)…

    Not entirely accurate, there are still a few players on this team who were on the Sugar Bowl team or grayshirted that season and started in 2008.

    And on another note, while Mack had voiced a preference for staying on the continent, there was already a problem with getting a flight to Vegas as “Ferd” explained in April. So who was responsible for dragging his arse and not booking the flights?

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/20110427_Seats_scarce_for_UHs_Vegas_trip.html


  47. oldtimer808 September 18, 2011 7:43 am

    Ahhh #43 finally I totally agree on the defensive schemes being too complicated. Too many schemes is confusing to these players. Yes keep it simple, keep to your assignment areas, attack from those areas and execute. On the offense take a hard look at our new receivers and see who is ready to rumble. Bright needs to heal up. He is just not ready for prime time. Keep supporting our team no matter what. These young student/athletes needs our support.


  48. kev-1 September 18, 2011 7:57 am

    Alright, come on guys . . . get off the Warriors backs. Ohio St. is a better football team than we are. We showed up and just realized that we can’t hang with the Buckeyes. Wait . . . what? That wasn’t Ohio St.? Well our team sure made them look like they were. Still disgusted.


  49. kev-1 September 18, 2011 7:58 am

    JJ apparently was a way better recruiter offensively than mack is.


  50. kev-1 September 18, 2011 7:59 am

    Tired of the secondary getting burned. When are people going to start questioning the DB coach? Isn’t that Miano? Our DB’s have long been the demise of our defense, yet I never hear anyone call out Miano.


  51. RedZone September 18, 2011 8:15 am

    Players still having problems with their alignments and seem to be confused at times. It is the fault of the coaches. They need to do a better job.


  52. masteruke September 18, 2011 8:29 am

    agree with Kev-1 except they should include Aranda

    I agree with Kev-1. Its about time Miano gets a evaluation. In fact maybe every coach on this team needs to ask himself, Am I good enough to be coaching D1 football.


  53. Pomai September 18, 2011 8:38 am

    WARRIORS vs UCD

    34    –    24    BigWave96744

    38    –    28    longdistance808

    41    –    21    DPK

    42    –    10    BleedGreen808

    42    –    10    Pomai

    56    –    14    d1shima


  54. RedZone September 18, 2011 8:43 am

    UH 72 – UCD 0


  55. Pomai September 18, 2011 8:43 am

    Some so called fans could use an evaluation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok so they lost, it’s college football you win some and you lose some, UNLV wanted more than UH last night and it showed up on the field. So you regroup and try it again, the sun still comes up in the morning and the IRS still wants your money so it’s not the end of the world.

    We’ll get next time.


  56. kama krab September 18, 2011 8:44 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    One word describes the teams performance and that is pathetic. Like big wave said, we lost the game in every faze possible. There once not one thing you could look and say, hey we have hope. Like Strech said above, we need to use the UC Davis game as a fix it game and we need to fix alot of stuff.


  57. SteveM [iPhone4] September 18, 2011 8:45 am

    …meanwhile, as Tsaiko-Vegas#3 winds down, rash begasu has suggested a Tsai-ko dinner at 7:30 pm at the Main Street Station buffet.

    Vegas Cattle Call! All welcome!

    Much thanks to Rich2176 and rasu begasu (las Vegas) for AGAIN stepping up for all the Tsai-kos and the new friends we all made this past week!


  58. koakane September 18, 2011 8:51 am

    back home

    how about a roundtable gathering over kope and Ono fried rice. who up? Ige’s?


  59. kama krab September 18, 2011 8:57 am

    You know, I don’t think any of use realistic fans need an evaluation. Just stating some facts.

    Yes it is hard for even someone like me to say that the team look pathetic but it is what it is and if you ask any knowledgeable footbal player or coach, they would probably have the same assessment. They probably wouldn’t use the same word but have the same concept.

    The bottom line though is that the team gotta dig deep and so do the coaches. Yes we have alot time left to fix our problems but in the scope of things, we really do not have alot of time when all three fazes of the game have failed us in one way or another.

    As a coach myself, I would say fixing small stuff here and there are no problem but fixing major gap protection, offensive blocking schemes, special teams blocking schemes, even something like scraping techniques are not as simple to fix as people thing. I just hope the coaches can go back and see what needs to be fixed.


  60. Punawai Nui September 18, 2011 8:59 am

    Steve M pleasure meeting all the Tsaikos last night. Yes, Mahalo Nui to Rich, John, and every one who planned the transportation and buffet. While the game stung a bit being welcomed in to your group took the sting away. Malama Pono! “Prides Brother”


  61. koakane September 18, 2011 9:18 am

    kden Ige’s closed

    suggestions for roundtable


  62. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 9:20 am

    How did we fumble so many times (four)… snap/roll/dink the ball to the QB so badly… Warriors played like it was their first day of Spring Practice… miss two field goals… only got 1 third-down conversion out of 9 attempts. It was a day of infamy. UNLV had possession of the ball 11 minutes more than UH.

    Must have been the solar flares…


  63. tom mui September 18, 2011 9:31 am

    GARRET and CoolEthan have the right stance on the game. Half of the teams playing yesterday lost. We were one of them. It wasn’t referees – though they did not help any – it wasn’t staying over on the Mainland – one player summarized it – we did not execute – the other team did.

    What interest me now is the move by Syracuse and Pittsburgh joining the ACC. What will happen tomorrow when the Big12 people meet. Whether the MWC should think about having Utah State and some other basketball teams join the MWC (and Hawaii, of course) so that the conference could be a basketball powerhouse.


  64. tom mui September 18, 2011 9:32 am

    P.S. Let’s not get into the “Off with their heads” mentality.


  65. kev-1 September 18, 2011 9:42 am

    I don’t think fans that are frustrated need an evaluation. Being critical of poor performances does not mean I have given up on my team, nor do I feel it is the end of the world, nor do I think it should be off with anyone’s head. An organization would not be doing its job if weaknesses are not examined and fixed. Our DB’s and Miano, in my opinion, are weaknesses. Maybe the system they run is too complex. I have heard it talked about that the system is very complex and difficult to play. Maybe that needs to be fixed.

    I have the right as a fan to convey my frustration. NO WHERE do I ever waiver in my loyalty and support of UH. I am an alum and will always support the green and white. I get disappointed just like anyone else, and am merely expressing my opinion.

    I for one think that our Warriors are talented enough to beat ANY team we step on the field with. ANY TEAM. We just need to correct our mistakes.


  66. kev-1 September 18, 2011 9:43 am

    I guess I should say I support the mostly black, some green, and white.

    Since I am on my soap box . . . where the heck are the GREEN UNI’s??????


  67. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 9:44 am

    The players played like they over-anxious to make a big play. Their minds already took off while their bodies stayed behind.


  68. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 9:45 am

    Is it 48 hours yet?


  69. 1sportsfan September 18, 2011 9:45 am

    Bad loss. Now we see complaints about staying on the mainland too long, the extra cost, etc. We don’t see these when the Warriors win.

    Several areas of concern: 1) Special teams have consistently hurt the team, 2) Lack of effort on the O line. Saw one play/replay where the UNLV defender ran past two UH blockers with only receiving a love tap on his way to Moniz, 3) Moniz wasn’t super sharp but I wonder how much it has to do with the receiving corps? Last year with Salas, Pilares and Bradley they made it look easy. Noticed Stutzman always coming out after a catch and run. Bess & co. weren’t big but they played every snap and blocked fiercely.


  70. UHfan808 September 18, 2011 9:53 am

    God morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes

    aiyah and awe

    I’m still hurting

    Still here as a loyal fan but it’s just disheartening when the Team just doesn’t seem to be very much IN the game in either mind or spirit.

    Whatever challenges there are, they all together must figure things out, do what it will take to motivate themselves and bring things back to their advantage.

    It’s a lot about WILL, and the will to SUCCEED.

    So if I could write to The Team, I’d say:

    Dear Team (= players, coaches, and etc.),

    If you WANT to succeed, from the outstart waaaaaay before the game is even played, you will do everything you can, go above and beyond to use anything and everything to check everything twice and three times over twice and thrice more to ensure things you can control would most likely give the best outcome possible.

    If you cannot think of why you want to do this, then maybe this is not for you.

    If it is, perhaps –

    . Plan with the end in mind.

    . Think strategy, and how you want to achieve your plan and the outcome you want.

    . Control what you can.

    . Don’t worry about what someone is not doing and concentrate on what you can contribute to the team effort for the good of the team.

    . Within the rules, think outside the box to drive the opponent go crazy with confusion.

    . Take each aspect of play, whatever that may be, and make them interesting as challenges.

    . Break things down and constantly be challenging yourself first then each other to do everything better and better, and then even better after that too.

    . Always be thinking “what if ?”

    . Out do yourself and be ready to adjust for anything and everything all the time, and make doing that a habit.

    . Succeed because you planned well, not just because you might have been lucky.

    . Do Constant Evaluation and Adjustment –

    – – If you’ve planned well, it will show on the field.

    – – If it turns out that you didn’t plan a particular part well but still you want to succeed, then you’d better do what you can to do everything you can to affect what you can.

    .

    No one ever said that hardwork and determination would be easy but you do owe it to yourselves to try despite any odds.

    It all starts with you…

    …so show me YOU on FAIYAH!!

    .

    GO WARRIORS!!! Make this fan proud!!!


  71. clowns nose September 18, 2011 9:56 am

    To Coach Mack,

    It’s one thing to lose a game, it’s another thing to listen to you stroking your player’s and assistant coaches egos along the way.

    Personally I’m sick and tired of listening to you.

    Last week’s Call the Show: Your words. Muir will be seeing a lot of reps in the UNLV game. Muir will be a starting by season’s end. Muir will be a pro.

    Muir didn’t play.

    In last weeks WAC teleconferences you were quoted as saying that Loyd will be starting in place of Shigematsu.

    Loyd didn’t play.

    On the same show, like it’s a recurring theme every week for you, you continously and routinely elevate your players and assistants.

    My point is for you to stop the caressing already.

    There’s no place for it in Warrior football.

    Coach Jones never did it. You do.

    Coach Jones didn’t have any pom-poms and milk and cookies by his side. You do.

    Add to this, your little Santa’s outfit and it doesn’t bold well for this team and the future.

    The trail to success is for the players to hear the sound of the whip, have intese practices, and have a head coach breathing down the player’s necks not one, like you, that’s like a pussy figure to them.

    Looking back at how your team practiced last week was a joke. Monday the team had no practice, but instead weight lifting and cardio. Mean while all the other teams in the nation had practices, including the Washington team that devoted most of their Monday practice to special teams. UH-nada. Wednesday (?), Thursday and Friday practices, players come out in shorts. Great. This how we get our player ready for battle on Saturdays…brilliantly shameful. I think the Warriors will go on a slide if you continue your Santa ways.

    One of the best coaches ever, advocated you practice how you play..true. I see pictures of the players practicing last week, mostly, in shorts. Gees.

    The irony is that when the team hits a lull you then step up the intensity. Maybe.

    I beg you to change your ways. On the field. Off the field. There’s a lot at stake.


  72. markazulu September 18, 2011 10:07 am

    Its still early ladies an Gents they NEED to fix the mistakes IF THEY WANNA WIN THE WAC!!

    But I still back coach Mac! I think the offense needs to gel an if they recievers arent getting the job done then put out people that will I like what I saw from Clapp. I’d like to see more of Sampson, an if Pollard doesnt live up to the expectation then they should give some other guy some playing time. June Jones wasnt afraid to bench a player if they werent giving it their all on game day. It’s still early Mo had a off game but all this talk about our D this offseason being the strength the past 2 games they gave up 80 points. Though some of it not all their fault but still all 3 phases need polishing FAST before we go into conference play. I still think we should re-new mac an keep his staff but I think everyone on the roster needs to be re-adjusted I trust the coaches as it is still early but our Recievers other than Miah & Clapp dont seem to be on the same page with Mo! Feels like a re-building year but last year they went 1-2 an people were calling it quits after that lost in Colorado yet went 10-4 correct mistakes an they will do great Go Warriors


  73. Don Weir September 18, 2011 10:10 am

    Yesterday at 3:15 (HST) I received a call here in Kailua from a former Warrior named Murray Cassidy who played in the late 60’s. He lives in the greater Seattle area but the call was from Boyd Stadium where Murray and a group of former players were seated, awaiting the UNLV game. They called just to keep in touch.

    Murray has been a driving force keeping former Warriors across the mainland in contact with each other (they call themselves the Mature Rainbows). It was Murray’s kokua that helped fill Fox Sports Grill prior to the WSU game, the fundraiser at the CAL for the previous UNLV game, the tailgate prior to the Army game, and the post game reception in Boulder. Previously he sent some .jpg’s of a significant number of former Warriors at a private get together prior to this year’s UW game. I hope to receive more photos from the UNLV game and forward them on to ST.

    Mahalo to all of the former Warriors from the Pacific Northwest who came out in force for the UW game (as well as Mutter and Letz from that ’73 team who flew in from Chicago). Mahalo to all of the former Warriors who supported the efforts in LV as well.

    In my conversations with these former Rainbow Warriors there is a very strong sentiment that is often expressed; We are proud to have been Warrior Football players; We will give our full support , always, to our fellow Warriors who are on the field.


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  75. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2011 10:23 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    I think the one thing we fans can all agree on is that this loss hurt. We looked bad. Period.

    Regroup, refocus and reaffirm. We are a better team than what we have showed the last two weeks. Lots of hard work and soul searching ahead. Let’s lick the wounds for a day and come out swinging all week at practice.

    Nobody feels worse than the players and coaches, I am sure.

    As fans, all we can do is keep the faith and expect better from our team.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  76. Manoa Mist September 18, 2011 10:24 am

    One more game like that and I’m cheering full time for Weber St! Yikes.

    1. Stay on the mainland 11 days and you get tired. Playing football or not.

    2. Don’t know why anyone would put UH as 18 point favorites on the road. We lost last time up there. We were down 21-0 in seconds to Washington. We beat a poor Colorado team at home after we got whupped by Tulsa last year. Where’d the optimism come in?

    3. You can’t lose two NFL quality recievers and not have it hurt.

    4. I’d play the young turks at O-line and get them experience for the future.

    5. Some of our dbs get beat way too easy. If Clapp played good off the bench, maybe there’s some other dbs on our bench we can try too?


  77. Innocent Observer September 18, 2011 10:25 am

    Just saying that “we did not execute but the other team did” is not the question. The real question is why? This was the 3rd game of the season, but it looked like it was spring practice. Sure injuries did have something to do with their performance, but a good team, with good players and coaches (Boise State) can overcome, especially a team that is 0-2 and will likely be near last in the MWC. There is really no excuse. Why was hopkins covering payne who burnt him before? A good coach would have made changes.


  78. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2011 10:38 am

    Wes’side –

    No lurk brah. Everybody is frustrated by the loss. Everybody will have different perspectives about things. We are ALL fans. Don’t stop posting.


  79. Pomai September 18, 2011 10:42 am

    Just some information for chew on.

    Road game win/lost records:

    Otto “Proc” Klum    4W    8L   

    Eugene “Luke” Gill    0W    0L   

    Tom Kaulukukui    5W    4L    1T

    Archie Kodros    0W    3L   

    Hank Vasconcellos    9W    15L   

    Ching Do Kim    0W    0L   

    Jim Asato    3W    4L   

    Clark D. Shaughnessy    0W    3L   

    Philip J. “Phil” Sarboe    0W    3L   

    Don King    1W    1L   

    Dave Holmes    7W    6L   

    Larry Price    1W    5L   

    Dick Tomey    13W    13L    1T

    Bob Wagner    12W    22L   

    Fred vonAppen    0W    12L   

    June Jones    18W    20L   

    Greg McMackin    8W    9L   


  80. Pomai September 18, 2011 10:46 am

    Hope this is easier to read:

    Otto “Proc” Klum    –    4W    8L   

    Eugene “Luke” Gill    –    0W    0L   

    Tom Kaulukukui    –    5W    4L    1T

    Archie Kodros    –    0W    3L   

    Hank Vasconcellos    –    9W    15L   

    Ching Do Kim    –    0W    0L   

    Jim Asato    –    3W    4L   

    Clark D. Shaughnessy    –    0W    3L   

    Philip J. “Phil” Sarboe    –    0W    3L   

    Don King    –    1W    1L   

    Dave Holmes    –    7W    6L   

    Larry Price    –    1W    5L   

    Dick Tomey    –    13W    13L    1T

    Bob Wagner    –    12W    22L   

    Fred vonAppen    –    0W    12L   

    June Jones    –    18W    20L   

    Greg McMackin    –    8W    9L   


  81. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:50 am

    Koakane,

    Where did you eat fried rice?


  82. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2011 10:51 am

    Like your number 55 Mr. Pomai!


  83. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:53 am

    Regroup.. retrain the mind… focus on the play at hand.. never mind the one that came before.. never mind the one that may come after. Play the play at hand. Play it with all that you can give. Leave nothing to chance.. leave it on the field with no regrets.


  84. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:55 am

    Speaking from the perspective of the arm chair coach here…

    I gotta say start plugging in the O-line with the future guys when we can. Why why why is this O-line nonsense an issues every single year?

    4/5 O-line are Seniors THIS YEAR yet they are “NEW”…Next year AGAIN we gonna have a BRAND NEW O-line…How did this happen?

    It’s like a horrific theme park ride that NEVER ENDS!


  85. abrocket September 18, 2011 10:58 am

    iphones aren’t that great… they are at best decent, at worst a joke


  86. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:59 am

    IWWTHM…

    At least next season.. only one will be a Jr – Chauncy Winchester-Makainai. The rest will be sophs and rs-frosh… So, they should be solid the season following next… BUT to put them in this season as true Freshman may simply mean more injuries as they still need to condition, put on weight, and build more muscle.


  87. rasu begasu September 18, 2011 10:59 am

    Main Street Station

    730pm

    Last call buffet

    Meet and stare at the “Izzy”.

    Touch and maybe even lick “SteveM” or “Wafan”.

    Watch “LizKauai” dance the Dance of a hundred Seagulls

    Be in awe as you watch Rasu Beagsu put away the calories!

    Game over, no crying allowed


  88. Hank September 18, 2011 10:59 am

    …i hope that the Coaches never do a two-week stay on the mainland ever again…losses to UNLV(2009)…Colorado(2010)…and again UNLV(2011)…bear that out…fatigue and loss of focus contributed to our poor performance (especially evident in the trenches – UNLV dominated us).

    …furthermore, missing so much class time really puts the issue of “student-athlete” into question…just saying…does “student” really come first?…or does the $95K we save on travel costs? Didn’t we have players who were academically ineligible for our Bowl last year due to grades?

    …$95K equates to about 2 thousand tickets…think that many people will choose to skip the game this week knowing we are 1-2 while falling vs 2-1 rising…?


  89. bidtwister September 18, 2011 11:01 am

    I love my iphone I don’t care what anybody says… driod fanboys!!


  90. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:02 am

    IWWTHM…

    take your pick?

    Chauncy Winchester-Makainai (3-3)

    Jordan Loeffler (4-4)

    Kody Afusia (4-4)

    Dave Lefotu (4-4)

    Frank Loyd (4-4)

    Sean Shigematsu (4-4)

    Blake Muir (5-4, enrolled Spr 2011)

    Ben Dew (5-4 enrolled Spr 2011)

    Thomas Olds (5-4)


  91. whitey September 18, 2011 11:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Agree with most about the game and da warriors will need to do something to change their fortunes. There is also the “unfortunate” part which the coaches should do, but won’t.


  92. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:11 am

    #90,

    Loyd, Loeffler, Lefotu. Plug em in.

    This is depressing.


  93. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:12 am

    madeinhawaii,

    Again…how did this happen. Dang.


  94. whitey September 18, 2011 11:15 am

    This is the 2nd week in a row that the defense came out flat. Coach Aranda is responsible for the defensive schemes and adjustments, but as a fan, didn’t see any changes as the game progressed. His “wait and react” defense is not working.


  95. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:15 am

    el burro sabio,

    which guys who are actually playing are from the JJ era?


  96. rasu begasu September 18, 2011 11:20 am

    re: UNLV game busses

    May not do this next UH game

    Kept the cost as low as possible per heard.

    Was right on the bubble on losing money again

    Then there was a on the spot cancelation of 5 at the pick up point

    Almost sh*t my pants!

    Luckily several last minute joinees rode the bus and filled those spots

    Thanks to Kekoa’s and Liz’s donation, ended up with an extra $15. bucks.

    Used it to buy Rich and myself a beer at the game.

    .

    Not happy with the comment “so expensive a bus ride for so short a distance”

    from a mainland Tsaiko during collections as I was contemplating how much I’d need to come up with out of pocket.

    Everyone else was understanding and thankful.

    If we do it again, Its gonna be no refund prepay

    Sorry, in a b*tchy mood after the game last night


  97. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 11:21 am

    Pomai said>… the IRS still wants your money, so it’s not the end of the world.

    When my time comes, will make sure the last check I write to the IRS will bounce.

    A full monty rubber’insky check.


  98. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:22 am

    We have 9 senior OL and 4 Jrs… 1 senior OL cannot play due to an NCAA sanction… That leaves an even dozen… yet, it seems we don’t have enough depth or skills in the OL… Hope the freshmen (true and reshirt) pan out differently.

    But is it really the OL.. or are our receivers simply not shaking off their defenders and getting open quick enough?


  99. Sam September 18, 2011 11:22 am

    Come on JD, don’t renew Macks contract


  100. whitey September 18, 2011 11:23 am

    Coach Rolo needs to look at his offensive players more closely in real game time situation. If any player is not up to par, he should be replaced. None of this pro football mentality that if you are on the first team, you deserve to play. That is “bull” and is hurting the offense. Should he have benched Mo earlier in this game?? Yes, and he should have talked to him about why he is being benched. When Graves came in to replace Mo, nothing changed on the offense except for the qb and they drove and scored within minutes. The qb position should not be set in stone because we got too many quality qbs’ on the team that should be given a chance to play.


  101. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:26 am

    Remember when we had so much hope in many of these players?

    SENIORS

    Austin Hansen (1-1)

    Matagisila Lefiti (1-1)

    Clayton Laurel (1-1)

    Clint Daniel (1-1)

    Brett Leonard (1-1)

    London Sapolu (1-1)

    Elmer Lim (1-1)

    Scott Collins (1-1)

    Andrew Faaumu (1-1)

    JUNIORS

    Drew Uperesa (2-2)

    Levi Legay (2-2)

    Kaha’i Choy (2-2)

    Casey Purdy (2-2)


  102. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:29 am

    Whoops… I think Kaha’i Choy decided not to play this season.


  103. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:31 am

    CoolEthan:

    IRS will take it out of your Estate with interest.


  104. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 11:41 am

    Ancient Chinese secret. Bury estate in secured bomb shelter. :>


  105. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:42 am

    Al posted some ideas on how we might want to consider mixing up the offense…more specifically utilizing the “run” aspect of the RnS.

    I agree 100%.

    We ran all sorts of run/read-option, bootlegs, roll-out passes against Colorado…Why not again with UNLV seeing we had OBVIOUS problems with pass protection.

    Where was the use of Iosefa and more importantly Jackson (the true runner)?

    When Rolo called for the roll-out pass, it seemed to confuse the defense enough to make some decent grabs.


  106. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 18, 2011 11:43 am

    The decision concerning whether to return after the first game or to stay on the continent is not a simple one to make nor is it a decision to be made by the head coach, the Chair of the Department of Athletics nor the chancellor working together collectively – although they do have a significant impact on the decision-makers’ decision. That’s the budget people in the UH System office and the Board of Rrgents.

    I’ve had these conversations on several occasions over the past ten years with people not directly connected with UHAD – except through $$$$ issues – dealing with all sports, not just football.

    No matter if financial times are tight or the economy is booming, University leadership must establish priorities as to where the money will be spent – and travel costs are definitely not on the TopTen Priority List.

    Here is a summary of what I heard from these folks: No matter what sport – baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, softball – the bottom line is the critical issue and that in order to move up into big-time intercollegiate sports, UH must get the larger community to dirrectly support through financial contributions – not just taxes – the costs of running the program.

    We are not just talking about Platinum and Diamond-level corporate support here, but contributions from the general public. For example, the adult population here on O`ahu is about 700,000. Were half of this base – 350,000 – were to donate just $20 a year to support UH sports programs, that would raise about $7 million a year.

    That could go a long, long way towards reducing the financial impacts of travel costs. That money could also be used to support recruitment costs or summer school scholarships.

    Perhaps while in-house discussions are going on concerning shifts/changes in recruiting or play-making, there also needs to be a major, significant evaluation about how Ahahui Koa Anuenue is set up & run. I like the people who work there, but maybe it’s time to revisit how fund-raising support is handled.


  107. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:43 am

    #103,

    That’s assuming you haven’t liquidated your assets beforehand. lol.


  108. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 11:45 am

    All in all, this team is student athletes.

    It starts with the guys that are getting paid to think ahead and be prepared.

    The ball just didn’t bounce in the right direction last night for our team.

    If I hear on the Coach Mack show tonight that they were not prepared for UNLV offense, because of how they looked in film from the previous two games….

    Well, I’m gonna throw my Howard Cosell brick at the HDTV, then go buy a new one with the money i saved from not writing a check to the state of Hawaii tax collection dept, that supplies the coaches salary.


  109. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:48 am

    #108

    LMAO!


  110. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 11:49 am

    After watching both Navy ALMOST beat S.Carolina, then watching last nights game. This came to mind.

    Hey, who is the highest paid Federal employee?

    Navy Coach Niumatalolo @ 925,K

    and McMackin is the states highest paid employee @ 1.1


  111. whitey September 18, 2011 11:49 am

    rasu, tried calling you last time, but maybe got wrong phone number. anyway, will be in your backyard from the 25th. will be at the cal. if you get time for lunch (why am i asking you this??????), call and leave message if i no answer.


  112. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:50 am

    CoolEthan,

    I never liked the “we didn’t except the aggressiveness out of Washington” bit…Hoping they learned their lesson.


  113. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:50 am

    CoolEthan,

    I never liked the “we didn’t except the aggressiveness out of Washington” bit…Hoping they learned their lesson.


  114. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:50 am

    sorry for the double post…don’t know what happened.


  115. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:54 am

    IWWTHM

    shoots … I thought in the second post you were going to correct “except” to expect…

    even with my dyslexia I caught that one… (cause you posted it twice πŸ˜‰


  116. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:57 am

    #115,

    No time for spell check…Gotta work on snapping the ball. Wait nevermind…


  117. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:58 am

    Still dunno if I can sit through a replay of yesterday’s game..


  118. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 12:01 pm

    MIH,

    6pm replay?


  119. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 12:02 pm

    Agression would make me want to double post too.

    Today is more of a hat trick posting


  120. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 12:07 pm

    Liquid assets are sitting in gold & silver right now.

    Remember during the depression era when ALL personal gold was confiscated by the feds? 1933 to be exact. Feds only paid FACE value of the gold, not market value, which at the time was 35 $/oz. people did not get that.

    I’m still trying to figure out how the feds con’d everyone into turning in their gold.

    Can you imagine this happening today? Thats why the bomb shelter was in my previous statement. Ha!


  121. CoolEthan September 18, 2011 12:07 pm

    So we get a replay of watching our blood pressure re-esculate?


  122. Postmanke September 18, 2011 12:08 pm

    I like this Warrior team a lot. They maybe struggling in some areas and tweaking things a bit but I feel there is plenty talent on the field to compete on any given Saturday. The ones that are not mental focuduring game day will get exposed and that’s something the coaches will sort out. Lots of new personal.. Hang in there. We good! this team is loaded for a solid season.


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  124. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 12:12 pm

    replay is on right now…


  125. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 12:12 pm

    Oceanic 12 or 1012


  126. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 12:14 pm

    #122,

    I saw a lot of positive out of Clapp. He was da man last night. He earned a starting job imo. Add another 10-15lbs and he is our next Salas. The guy does not fear getting hit and has sure hands.


  127. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 12:14 pm

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  128. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2011 12:15 pm

    mih –

    “Happy pills” might be better. πŸ˜‰


  129. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 12:16 pm

    MIH,

    Mahalo…I am a sucker for punishment. Going to watch it again.


  130. Postmanke September 18, 2011 12:19 pm

    That new defense scheme.. Can someone clue me in as to what they were trying to achieve defensively? I just couldn’t see it. I had my head between my knees everytime I saw their most talented player isolated 1 on 1 coverage.


  131. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 12:22 pm

    #130,

    Maybe they are trying to do a “bend but don’t break” Tampa 2 type scheme…Only thing is they lack the personnel and we were awful at tackling last night. Nah I dunno.


  132. Postmanke September 18, 2011 12:26 pm

    IWWTHM – Clapp is sharp. He can read the defense and great hands! Wish we could find a way to get Sterling more involved in the offense. Good things happen when he’s in. Wonder if nursing a nagging injury? Let em play!


  133. TChahng September 18, 2011 12:38 pm

    I’m watching UH v. UNLV… 2006 version. Nate Ilaoa is doing it all! πŸ™‚

    I hope watching this game helps me get over last nights loss. πŸ˜‰


  134. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 12:55 pm

    I miss having a deep ball threat….would sure help to open up the screen and short outs.


  135. koakane September 18, 2011 1:30 pm

    sending out my thoughts.

    I too am frustrated at the performance exhibited by the warriors. I tend to agree with many of you no matter if your opinions be positive or negative. the game was hard to watch and the loss bitter to swollow. but like the team we need to regroup and move on, yea easily said than done I know cause yesterday I was angry. let us not bicker among our selves but band together like we tell the team, example example is what we tsaiko’s got to show. so let it out, have your say then take your one snap, 24 or 48 hrs and return stronger. let’s heal together.

    peaceful sunday tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s


  136. mctruck September 18, 2011 1:41 pm

    1sportsfan, ur#69….u2 funny……how come the issue of back-to-back road games are caterogized as, “complaints” in your book?, and “your area of concerns” are not complaints??? No make like dat brah. If many are “concerned” bout staying too long it translates into the fatigue factor and break down in performance which you “complain” about……com’on man!!!


  137. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 1:45 pm

    Just a thought…but maybe Mack should pull a JJ and take over Defensive Coordinator duties for the next couple of games to see how it goes. “Hey Dave, its not personal, its business…”

    I mean he is the most experienced Defensive mind on staff and we really need help with in-game adjustments.


  138. Don Weir September 18, 2011 1:51 pm

    Capitol….

    #106

    an addendum

    How many UH supporters of men’s and women’s athletics are on the mainland? What is their connection to UH? Fans/ Alums/former players/parents/former coaches? How do we connect or reconnect with them?

    Who initiates the contacts? What is the follow up?

    How do we go from being O’ahu and/or State of Hawai’i centric?

    The BIG question? Is there a comprehensive, systemic plan to make the UH fan base inclusive??


  139. Ralph September 18, 2011 1:56 pm

    Na Wahine falls to UNLV 3-0 in women’s soccer this afternoon. The Ladies are now 1-8 in preseason.

    The next game is with the Alumnae at the Waipio Complex.


  140. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:03 pm

    jiminy cricket what a gosh awful mess.


  141. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 2:05 pm

    With Chauncy out for whomever knows how long; Shigematsu; done for this season and Hansen unavailable till the bowl game (if we get there) … things were already looking bleak.

    Now, talk is that Clayton laurel was injured and our center is on crutches!

    YIKES!


  142. Laura September 18, 2011 2:05 pm

    Pomai,

    Warriors – 17 UC Davies – 52


  143. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 2:05 pm

    iwwthm….

    What is?


  144. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:08 pm

    Oh another positive. Thank you for FINALLY kicking the ball into the endzone!

    I so forgot to compliment Spec Teams on finally doing this.

    It is about damn time. Lets not forget to do this on EVERY kick off.


  145. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 2:08 pm

    I guess you mean the replay, eh?


  146. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:13 pm

    MIH,

    yeah..watching the replay you get to focus in on things a little more etc…you know what i mean. its just…i dunno…


  147. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:22 pm

    Who is going to Na Koa lunch tomorrow?


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  149. Bryson September 18, 2011 2:27 pm

    RE #100: What Changed? UNLV’s defense played soft because the game was in hand,far too many times Reserve QB’s get playing time and look good due to the other team loosening up their coverage…Same thing that happened in the Sugar Bowl Graunke looked like a stud but in reality Georgia began calling off the dogs…I’m not saying Graves won’t be a good QB when his number is called but try too look at the whole picture before you feel someone should be benched…I mean if you think like that then the whole defense should have been benched also since they couldn’t get UNLV off the field….


  150. el burro sabio September 18, 2011 2:32 pm

    IWWTHM,

    Any 5th year senior – on offense, Austin, Avery, Pollard, Jasper, Hansen, Laurel, Lefiti, Faaumu. On defense, Meatoga, Toilolo, Paredes, Estes. Miah and Legay were grayshirts that first arrived in Spring 2008. At this point I don’t remember which were scholarship players, invited walk-ons, or walk-ons off the street. This information is from the media guide.


  151. Postmanke September 18, 2011 2:33 pm

    144 – that kick had a nice generous tail wind. That was a ‘whoa’ amoungst our group..Nice to see! I wouldn’t expect much of the same deep kicks in HNL. 2000 ft elevation + tail wind could be mis-interpretered as a loaded leg.


  152. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:37 pm

    #150,

    even better…


  153. Hank September 18, 2011 2:42 pm

    #106…Capi…i think the best way to get the community involved is to WIN…and my hope is that the coaching staff/Jim D makes a point of educating the decision makers of the impact of a long road trip on our students – athletically and academically – i think it’s unhealthy, unwise and a bad business decision to continue to do so.

    Again, WIN…and this community will support…LOSE, and there will be less revenue (no matter who leads the drive to gain donations).


  154. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:52 pm

    I gotta laugh though…UNLV is going to build a lot of confidence but will still end the season going 3-9. lol


  155. Ralph September 18, 2011 2:54 pm

    USA Today Coaches Poll

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm


  156. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 2:56 pm

    Ralph,

    How bout them Bills? Lol


  157. el burro sabio September 18, 2011 2:58 pm

    Doc is putting the blame on the wrong people


  158. Ralph September 18, 2011 2:58 pm

    USA Today reports that the ACC has invited Syracuse and Pitt to join the conference today and the colleges will accept.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2011/09/atlantic-coast-conference-big-east-conference-syracuse-orange-pittsburgh-panthers/1?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&


  159. Ralph September 18, 2011 3:00 pm

    But the pact is for the2014-2015 season.


  160. Ralph September 18, 2011 3:03 pm

    No, it’s not the Bills, it’s the Raiders pass defense. Same issue as last season, poor tackling and lousy pass coverage. Oh, our run defense also stunk.


  161. Pomai September 18, 2011 3:05 pm

    Laura sorry not doing any pix for a team called Rainbows, just the UH Warriors.


  162. LizKauai (iPad) September 18, 2011 3:08 pm

    Hiya!

    I’m enjoying this trip like the Sugar Bowl trip… Wonderful fellowship and the FFFFF experience to the max. Happy to run into CRW at lunch today and look forward to seeing him and rasu and the gang one more time for dinner tonight before heading home tomorrow.

    Looking forward to seeing the Warriors play again live next month. In the meantime, health, healing, understanding and encouragement go out to the team and coaches. We know you will continue to do your best. We are all children of the same Creator and more than muscle, bone and sinew… Our positive thoughts will help the team. I for one, want to see them succeed.

    GO WARRIORS!!


  163. Laura September 18, 2011 3:09 pm

    Pomai, ok, I understand, how about:

    UH – 17 UC DAVIES – 52


  164. Pomai September 18, 2011 3:09 pm

    Rather than raid the other conferences the big 12 and the big east should combine.


  165. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 3:11 pm

    Pomai,

    Or CUSA can combine with Big LEast…MWC with B12.


  166. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 3:11 pm

    Ralph,

    Those problems seem vaguely familiar…Like I saw something similar to that recently.


  167. Ralph September 18, 2011 3:13 pm

    The Big East has an exit clause, $5 million and a 27 month notice to vacate. Time for UH and the MWC to be proactive. The Big East, Big 12, ACC and SEC are making changes starting with Texas A&M, Syracuse and Pitt.


  168. hand fans September 18, 2011 3:14 pm

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  169. Unkanesson September 18, 2011 3:14 pm

    Howzit Tsai-ko Nation!

    Just finished watching the replay on OC12 while catching up on WB posts. I have nothing to add in evaluating the game or the Warriors’ performance that hasn’t already been said here.

    I do have one question having to do with the broadcast. When we join the MWC next year, has it been determined yet whose broadcasts we’re going to watch — our own (OC PPV) or the MTN? And particularly when games are played in Honolulu? I didn’t like listening to the commentary of those “homers.” I hope the contract with the MWC doesn’t require us to give up our own announcers for the mainland guys.


  170. LizKauai (iPad) September 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    Pomai:

    28-24 LizKauai


  171. jjay September 18, 2011 3:16 pm

    Wow, Bobby Curran get to ride first class ,poor Johnny, and Stsai in da back with the rest of us on the United flight home today. This game was just horrific, we looked like a A bomb blew up in our faces,the guys looked stunned out there, not into the game, stupid mistakes,fumbles, penalties, dropped balls. BRUTAL!!! nice night other than that the UH crowd went home early, next game at UNLV may have far less locals making the trip over, we are JINXED!!


  172. Bail Bonds September 18, 2011 3:20 pm

    Tweeted This Post ; )…

    Thank you for the informative read….


  173. Ipu Man September 18, 2011 3:21 pm

    Leahy and Leahy are now on channel 10 commenting on

    UH Washington game…


  174. LizKauai (iPad) September 18, 2011 3:25 pm

    One of the highlights of last night for me was the opportunity to sit in front of Garret and listen to his chatter and wide perspective on UH football and the whole NCAA Conference scene while the game was going on. Sudden change is happening everywhere and it isn’t going to stop any time soon.

    I’m going to enjoy every moment of UH football this year, win or lose. These are “our” kids and i want them to know their efforts are appreciated.

    Go Warriors!


  175. Laura September 18, 2011 3:29 pm

    iwwthm (#165), I like your idea about C-USA combining with the Big East. Truly love the idea of the MWC combining with the Big 12, more tho. I can see Texas, and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12. Texas going independent, Oklahoma either joining the PAC 10 or SEC.


  176. tommui September 18, 2011 3:31 pm

    IPU MAN:

    What did L&L have to say?

    Thanks


  177. tommui September 18, 2011 3:34 pm

    Sorry IPU MAN – I thought it was some comments on the Las Vegas game but it is a repeat of the Wednesday program.


  178. hand fans September 18, 2011 3:36 pm

    Thank you for taking the time and sharing this information with us. It was really very useful and informative while being straight forward and to the point.


  179. Unkanesson September 18, 2011 3:47 pm

    I must throw out a compliment — didn’t notice anyone commenting on this today, and it’s log overdue (even though this is primarily a football blog):

    CONGRATS TO THE WAHINE VOLLEYBALL TEAM!! Watching them demolish a good Pepperdine team last night after enduring the radio broadcast of the UNLV debacle was just what I needed to resuscitate my mood! After a slow start, losing the first set, na wahine recovered and just blew the Waves out! Awesome!!


  180. Unkanesson September 18, 2011 3:49 pm

    E kala mai — log = long


  181. Ipu Man September 18, 2011 3:57 pm

    Tommui, L&L comments sounded like it was for yesterday’s game.

    Guess we will hafta see in their Wed night show.


  182. Ipu Man September 18, 2011 3:59 pm

    Wonder if Darrius Bright could play DB?

    Bet Tank Hopkins would make a GREAT receiver…


  183. tommui September 18, 2011 4:01 pm

    Unkanesson #179 – Join you in a hip hip hooray for the Wahine.

    I assume you look at Cindy Luis’ volleyball blog.


  184. Mad Dog September 18, 2011 4:10 pm

    Going into the game, wasn’t UNLV’s secondary suspect, just as was Washington’s?

    “Our secondary had a tremendous night. That’s what helped us get a lot of pressure and sacks,” defensive end Matt Kravetz said. “We knew if we got pressure on (Moniz) how he would react. We jumped on him, and it went from there.”

    http://www.lvrj.com/sports/unlv-hawaii-rebels-come-home-seek-first-win-of-season-130047728.html

    Can we expect our future opponents to follow the same example?


  185. Stephen Tsai September 18, 2011 4:12 pm

    LizKauai:

    I sat in front of the UH president.

    There wasn’t much chatter.


  186. Mad Dog September 18, 2011 4:18 pm

    Attending the Wahine volleyball game and the subsequent Five-0 filming took some, but not all, of the hurt from the UNLV game. The crowd had a great time performing what they do best for the filming.


  187. Jordan Shoes September 18, 2011 4:20 pm

    Nowadays, many students always go into raptures at the mere mention of the coming life of high school or college they will begin. Unfortunately, for most young people, it is not pleasant experience on their first day on campus.


  188. VB fan September 18, 2011 4:22 pm

    Big mistake for our football team to stay in Las Vegas for so long before the game. Too many distractions, food, slot machines, lack of sleep, the best plan is to ambush the Rebels. Remember the Wahines lost also to Utah State in Las Vegas last year.


  189. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 4:26 pm

    Mad Dog,

    The secondary from UNLV and UW seemed to be doing well. However I don’t think Moniz has “it” when it comes to passes beyond 20 yards.

    Anyway can go watch the replay and see that he threw uncatchable balls when it came to deeper passes.

    Either that or the WR are just not getting to where they need to be.

    In any event, deep balls seem to be a thing of the past. Makes it easier for the secondary.


  190. sports for fun September 18, 2011 4:28 pm

    My personal opinion, the Warriors, coaches included, took the Rebels lightly…therefore, they got embarrased…including their fans…


  191. sports for fun September 18, 2011 4:31 pm

    @#189

    iwwthm, I agree with your comment on Moniz and the long ball.


  192. al September 18, 2011 4:43 pm

    the online s/a is still broken.


  193. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 4:48 pm

    Last Night’s loss illustrates clearly why the PAC 12 won’t considered UH. As my late mother would say. It was embarrass making.


  194. LizKauai (iPhone) September 18, 2011 4:49 pm

    Dinner Kall in LV happening right now


  195. Mad Dog September 18, 2011 4:49 pm

    IWWTHM:

    I agree with your assessment of Moniz on the long pass routes. He has never shown the accuracy on long passes for the past two years. That’s why I believe the opposing defenses can just load up in the short-medium zones and go after him. Our receivers’ YAC and our minimal running game suffer when there is very little deep threat.


  196. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 18, 2011 4:53 pm

    157.el burro sabio:

    September 18th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Doc is putting the blame on the wrong people

    I am not blaming anyone for the lack of long-term general community financial support for the University of Hawai`i at Manoa’s Department of Athletics. What I am doing is suggest that the University of Hawai`i do what other major PUBLIC universities do across the continent in supporting ALL major sports – create a vibrant and exciting supporters’ environment which is not impacted that much by the win-loss records in particular sports – or even the economy..

    Take a look at universities in states like Alabama or Georgia or Arkansas or Idaho – they are not exactly high-end states such as Florida, California, or New York. However, these states are passionate about their basketball, baseball, football, softball team – and even their women’s volleyball teams – and are willing to spend some of their limited incomes on supporting their state universities.

    Here in Haiwai`i, most of the time, most of the major sports teams have winning seasons.

    Build on that rather.

    Currently, there are 19 intercollegiate sports at UH-Manoa. A 20th one is being added next spring. Why not have a TWENTY FOR TWENTY fund-raising drive that includes a free ticket to the donor’s choice or a coupon discount at one of the refreshment stands.

    The travel costs for UH sports – whether our away games or bringing in other teams – are not going to be underwritten by tax dollars UNLESS


  197. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 18, 2011 4:58 pm

    Darnit – another unintended post. I got a new keyboard about three weeks ago and still cannot get used to it.

    My last paragraph now completed: The travel costs for UH sports – whether our away games or bringing in other teams – are not going to be underwritten by tax dollars UNLESS money is taken away from some other operating expense at UH-Manoa – and not necessarily from the Department of Athletics.

    That means we have to raise the money from other sources. If you want to be part of the solution, then you need to get involved in the organizations that make these decisions as well as letting the UH System/Uh-Manoa administrators what you want to have happen.


  198. el burro sabio September 18, 2011 5:00 pm

    Doc, this is what you said

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    September 18th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The decision concerning whether to return after the first game or to stay on the continent is not a simple one to make nor is it a decision to be made by the head coach, the Chair of the Department of Athletics nor the chancellor working together collectively – although they do have a significant impact on the decision-makers’ decision. That’s the budget people in the UH System office and the Board of Rrgents.


  199. al September 18, 2011 5:11 pm

    salesmanship…its going to take an awful lot of salesmanship to sell a scholarship after this loss.

    there’s still time, but we need to put up a string of wins.

    the wac title is still there.

    here’s hoping that all the moving parts can get it together.

    coaches must earn their pay.

    players must take care of business starting today.

    seniors and leaders of this team need to take control of this team.

    somebody has got to be the next samson satele.

    can.


  200. KBayJohn September 18, 2011 5:16 pm

    Ok, what happened? Really? UNLV?

    Doesn’t matter, the WAC schedule starts soon, come on UH, I still believe in ya!


  201. al September 18, 2011 5:21 pm

    most of the time the tv crews do not pick up enough of the field to tell the rest of the story. there were at least a couple plays where the ball seemingly went to no one. i am pretty sure that on those occasions the qb was thinking deep and receiver short or vice versa. and once left vs right cuts.

    billy ray and clapp had nice numbers, with each gettiong 9 rec each and 136 and 85 yds respectfully. they appeared to be in the right spot at the right time. both displayed good hands and made earnest efforts to get the yac.

    my concern was that the wr’s dropped too many passes and often appeared to be out of sync with the qb. it could have been vice versa, but, i tend to think that they were reading different books.

    the oline continues to be a work in progress. they seem slow afoot when moving laterally. scary is the fact that the depth is being stretched with this group already.

    we have to play smarter to be able to play faster.


  202. al September 18, 2011 5:23 pm

    seems like the slots had double coverage often while the wr’s were on solo flights a lot of the times………but.


  203. Hiflyer September 18, 2011 5:30 pm

    al

    that’s because they knew they weren’t a threat to their defense.


  204. WarriorNY September 18, 2011 5:38 pm

    Hey all,

    Still devastated by yesterday’s loss… But I wanted to make sure you all catch the Rams/Giants game. I’m a Giants fan but I know their secondary is awful right now… Greg Salas is making the start on Monday night. He’s bound to have some great numbers…My hope – Salas puts up big time numbers but lose to the Giants in a shootout. To make it in the NFL, you gotta have an opportunity; Bess did it in Miami. Colt never get a shot in Washington… Lets hope Salas can take advantage of his on monday night….


  205. whitey September 18, 2011 5:55 pm

    i think that if the qb got rid of the ball in the 2-3 sec, the oline would be able to progress, but when we have a qb that cannot see over the oline or holds on to the ball, then we have problems and problems we had. the oline is only as good as the qb makes them and right now, the qb ain’t helping them by holding the ball over 3 sec.


  206. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 5:57 pm

    al,

    how long do you think it will take to fix what seems to be pretty major issues?

    I would like to know how we have progressed or regressed since spring ball, since fall camp, since Colorado, since UW…Why does it seem that we are going backwards instead of forward?

    Its “early”…I use that term EXTREMELY loosely here…So hopefully we can put up some W quick.


  207. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 5:58 pm

    #203,

    hiflyer

    Bingo.


  208. cocobean September 18, 2011 6:01 pm

    Just caught the first 10 minutes of the 3rd Q. Vegas was rushing 4 and getting pressure. Blitzed once and got a sack/turnover. Center snaps looked shakey but we scored on a bad snap.

    People always talk about the importance of reps for the receivers and QB. Just as important is the reps the Oline get as a unit. Kinda got the feeling, with what little I saw, that the Oline was shakey, not playing their best as a unit.

    Can’t have Moniz looking for the leak in the protection rather than looking down field going through his progressions. Moniz didn’t seem comfortable.

    Not saying the Oline was the reason for the Warriors poor execution but to my untrained eyes they were the area that needs the most fixing. The best fix is going to be reps, reps and more reps. It’s fixable.

    To me the main reason why we played so poorly as a team, We just weren’t hungry enough.

    Too many buffets and Vegas sized meals. (JK)


  209. markazulu September 18, 2011 6:05 pm

    Its still young in the season but this is exactly what the diference between UH an the other team Warrior this reminds me of a quote about UH from a Boise State player in 06 “Usually you get 21 points up and they’re done and want to go back to the island or whatever.” Thats the problem they have that mindset that UH only PLAYS Hard at Home Now that is exactly how people should think that when they come to the island we will fight hard an defend our stadium. But People should feel that whenever they see Hawai’i on the schedule their gonna be in for WAR! Through Everything though WE Warrior fans will acknowledge the traveling an all that but still thats not gonna cut it were no better than those teams that come down here an LOSE *Half the Big Ten* (Looking at you Michigan St, & Purdue) but they blame it all on TRAVELING Our Team has to be READY EVERY GAME, Against ANY OPPONENT IF You Want Respect You Gotta Earn Respect Year in Year Out now its still hard because Most of the Nation is blinded but if you do it year in year out against anyone doing it anywhere an in any way an you keep winning you’ll slowly gain respect we were earning it in 06-07 we got A LITTLE TASTE! Our Warriors need to play for Respect It’s still young dont get discouraged but 1 loss doesnt define a season! It’s in the Coaches, & Players Hands Only THEY CAN DEFINE THIS SEASON! PLAY LIKE YOU WANT IT!!


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  212. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 18, 2011 6:31 pm

    Doc, this is what you said

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    September 18th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The decision concerning whether to return after the first game or to stay on the continent is not a simple one to make nor is it a decision to be made by the head coach, the Chair of the Department of Athletics nor the chancellor working together collectively – although they do have a significant impact on the decision-makers’ decision. That’s the budget people in the UH System office and the Board of Rrgents.

    What words I wrote either directly place blame or infer blame on particular individuals? All I did was state how things are done. Frankly, I am not sure that I would want to have it be done any other way – checks & balances are not necessarily a bad thing.

    What I was saying both in my original post as well in the followup ones is that Hawai`i citizens and supporters of the entire University of Hawai`i System need to take a different but well-proven approach to underwriting the costs of intercollegiate athletics because these sports have a major & profound way of influencing how much money comes into the schools for nursing education, academic libraries, and theatrical productions – to name just three products of higher education.

    Don Weir: Please call me when you have a few minutes to talk.


  213. kapakahi September 18, 2011 8:17 pm

    JMHO that the lack of overall depth on the Oline….that is now showing itself with a few injuries to the top guys….started with JJ’s sudden departure.

    With an abbreviated recruiting effort following his hiring, Coach Mack was able to sign only 1 Olinemen in 2008…..Tuiatua Tuiasosopo….who’s no longer on the roster.

    UH signed 4 Olinemen (Brett Leonard, Chauncy Winchester-Makainai, Jordan Loeffler, Benson Ma’afala) in 2009 with Ma’afala never joining the team. Unfortunately, UH also missed out when greyshirt walk-on David Garness decided to transfer to City College of San Francisco following Spring 2009 and is now is on scholarship at USC.

    Fortunately UH was able to sign 5 Olineman (Sean Shigematsu, Frank Loyd Jr., London Sapolu, David Lefotu, Kody Afusia)….who are all on the team.

    Greyshirts Ben Dew & Blake Muir joined the team in Spring 2011, but Thomas Olds was the only Class of 2011 Oline signee to join the team this season.

    With Ben Clarke already enrolled at UH and set to join the team in Spring 2012 as a greyshirt, UH will still lose 6 scholie Olinemen (Hansen, Leonard, Lefiti, Laurel, Faaumu, Sapolu) following this 2011 season after already having lost 5 part-time starters (Ginlack, LaCount, Letuli, Tiwanak, Thomas) from the 2010 season…and 4 starters (Estes, Histake, Ieru, Kia) from the 2009 season.

    That’s losing 15 Olinemen over 3 seasons…..while bringing in 11 Olinemen over the same period. Shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a lack of depth…especially quality depth…on Oline when there’s a few injuries.

    Even with OL Dustin Adam verbally committed thus far, JMHO that it should be pretty obvious that UH will need to sign at least another 5 or so more Olinemen to shore up its Oline depth. Hopefully some of the local HS kids (Matt Sparks, Pasoni Tasini, McKenzie Togafau, Chris Loyd, etc.) realize this….that they might play sooner than later….to help convince them to sign with UH for this next coming Class of 2012.


  214. kapakahi September 18, 2011 8:17 pm

    JMHO that the lack of overall depth on the Oline….that is showing itself with a few injuries to the top guys….started with JJ’s sudden departure.

    With an abbreviated recruiting effort following his hiring, Coach Mack was able to sign only 1 Olinemen in 2008…..Tuiatua Tuiasosopo….who’s no longer on the roster.

    UH signed 4 Olinemen (Brett Leonard, Chauncy Winchester-Makainai, Jordan Loeffler, Benson Ma’afala) in 2009 with Ma’afala never joining the team. Unfortunately, UH also missed out when greyshirt walk-on David Garness decided to transfer to City College of San Francisco following Spring 2009 and is now at USC.

    Fortunately UH was able to sign 5 Olineman (Sean Shigematsu, Frank Loyd Jr., London Sapolu, David Lefotu, Kody Afusia)….who are all on the team.

    Greyshirts Ben Dew & Blake Muir joined the team in Spring 2011, but Thomas Olds was the only Class of 2011 Oline signee to join the team this season.

    With Ben Clarke already enrolled at UH and set to join the team in Spring 2012 as a greyshirt, UH will still lose 6 scholie Olinemen (Hansen, Leonard, Lefiti, Laurel, Faaumu, Sapolu) following this 2011 season after already having lost 5 part-time starters (Ginlack, LaCount, Letuli, Tiwanak, Thomas) from the 2010 season…and 4 starters (Estes, Histake, Ieru, Kia) from the 2009 season.

    That’s losing 15 Olinemen over 3 seasons…..while bringing in 11 Olinemen over the same period. Shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a lack of depth…especially quality depth…on Oline when there’s a few injuries.

    Even with OL Dustin Adam verbally committed thus far, JMHO that it should be pretty obvious that UH will need to sign at least another 5 or so more Olinemen to shore up its Oline depth. Hopefully some of the local HS kids (Matt Sparks, Pasoni Tasini, McKenzie Togafau, Chris Loyd, etc.) realize this and help to convince them to sign with UH for this next coming Class of 2012


  215. Hawaiianbod September 18, 2011 8:19 pm

    MIH – REMINDER: Coach Mac Show tonight @ 10:30 p.m.


  216. RedZone September 18, 2011 8:29 pm

    UH needs to bring in freshmen to build depth.


  217. Garret September 18, 2011 8:45 pm

    Wes’side Warrior,

    Please don’t stop posting. I understand your passion and I’ve done a lot of ranting about the refs on and off the blog in the past. I *agree* with you that there were calls missed/made that went against UH in the game. However, my point is that there were calls missed/made that went against UNLV in the game.

    The pass interference calls were pretty consistent to me–they seemed to let the DBs from both sides make contact with the receivers before the ball got there. You are correct that there were times that UNLV could have been called for PI but the refs didn’t throw the flag. I was actually focusing on that during the game and I think I pointed out at least 4 times that UH could have been called for PI or defensive holding that were not called.

    Of course, letting the DBs play a little extra aggressive may have been consistent…but it would hurt the team that relied on the pass more. So, even if the refs were 100% consistent on that (and we know that the home team gets more calls/non-calls from the refs), it would be worse for UH’s offense than UNLV’s.


  218. Garret September 18, 2011 8:48 pm

    One problem for UH’s depth is that UH had a number of freshman recruits not qualify. Combine that with more JC recruits in the past year or two and we have a case where UH will have a lot of seniors graduating and not as many freshmen and sophomores.

    I agree that OL has to be a huge priority for this recruiting class. I think that is the case every year, but UH has a serious depth problem now that makes it doubly important.


  219. Garret September 18, 2011 8:51 pm

    rasu begasu,

    I am very sorry to hear about the hassle you went through for the busses. I am glad that you came out ahead in the end, it was good that you were able to get some last-minute replacements. I am grateful for all of your hard work on this and understand if you make changes for next time.


  220. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 8:52 pm

    Hawaiianbod

    LOL.. mahalo.. I had completely forgotten.. but then.. do I really want to watch tonight’s?


  221. clowns nose September 18, 2011 8:54 pm

    To UC Davis football team,

    The key to your success is getting in front of Hawaii. Catch a break on the coin toss, take the kickoff to start the game and go on offense first (just like Washington and UNLV did). Put all caution to the wind, exploit the UH defense and go for the home run ball (long plays, quick strikes), like UH’s past two opponents, Washington and UNLV, did in exposing UH’s weaknesses.

    UH has history under Coach Mack of not coming from behind. No killer instinct. No rising to the surface. Nothing. Instead the UH team very rarely rises from adversity. A couple of good punches and they’ll stay down. So the key to beating UH is to get out into a quick lead, keep the foot on the pedal and don’t allow them quick strikes on offense.

    The UH play calling goes into panic mode once they get behind. Remember that. They’ll pass most of the time. So that should allow your D-line to lick their chops and not worry about a balance attack.

    When the UH team gets behind the player get rattled. Players make mistakes. Players mess up. The leadership on the team goes into remission. The coaches are in a trance.

    Getting to the QB is key. He will gets rattled when he gets pressured and will make mistakes, overthrows, presses and fumbles.

    Another thing. At the start of the game watch the Warrior players do their ceremonial dance and chanting (it’s called the haka) as a motivational tool. Let the UH’s chanting incite your team to greater heights ( I have to think it helped the Washington and UNLV teams watching the UH players do the haka on their turf before the start of the game).

    Days leading up to the game give UH all the props, tell them how humbled you are at playing a great a team. And how the players are great, and that their coaching staff is excellent. They will bite the hook. It’s not hard… getting the UH team in becoming complacent. Maybe even telling them that they are 40 point favorites will do the trick.

    Just go out there and beat the UH team. You can. Looking at UH’s tendencies is the big key.

    pomai

    UC Davis-38

    UH-20


  222. Garret September 18, 2011 8:55 pm

    I’m sure that everyone has seen the news about the Pac-16 probably being announced soon. Oklahoma will authorize the move at 1pm on Monday and Texas will authorize it at 3pm. It sounds like Texas’ bluff for the ACC might let them keep all the $300 mil from their Longhorn Network plus get an equal share in the regular TV revenue.

    The Pac-16 having 9 conference games is too bad, since if they had just 8 games then UH would have a better chance to schedule games with their teams. If they tried to use the Hawaii Exception (like Colorado is doing this season), they will have to play 13 games in the first 13 weeks of the season (like Colorado this season)…

    As of right now, the conference is discussing an alignment where teams would play nine conference games. Teams would play every other team in their pod along with two teams from each of the other three pods.

    http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/longhorns/entries/2011/09/18/official_potent.html?cxntfid=blogs_bevo_beat


  223. Garret September 18, 2011 8:56 pm

    I believe that UH will beat UC-Davis pretty badly, with extra motivation from the UNLV game. I am worried about how many fans will show up for the game.


  224. Garret September 18, 2011 8:59 pm

    It was very interesting to see Liz continually take videos, photos, and post/upload/email/text what she recorded during the game. She really takes her recording role seriously, even having to leave her seat to go somewhere to charge her phone so that she could come back to take more photos.


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  226. Garret September 18, 2011 9:01 pm

    One UH fan way behind our group was pretty unhappy throughout the game, and from the second quarter on he could be heard shouting out derogatory comments towards Mack and Moniz. Things were actually worse when I went to the UH game in Corvallis–a lot more people were shouting negative comments then and a bunch of UH “fans” left before halftime.


  227. Garret September 18, 2011 9:03 pm

    If the Pac-16 includes Texas/TT/OU/OSU, then the Big 12 will be down to 5. I really hope that the Big 12/Big East remnants combine to form a conference, as I do not want the Big 12 to use their NCAA basketball money and TV money to get the MWC teams that have already been contacted.


  228. tommui September 18, 2011 9:13 pm

    Hope we can bounce back hard against UCDavis

    We will – and if we can convince Hawaii 5-0 to film the crowd (all wearing green) for an upcoming episode, we could almost fill the stands.


  229. Shoko September 18, 2011 9:24 pm

    Can’t believe I’m trying to stay up to watch the Coach Mack Show.

    Although I didn’t watch the game, based on the comments and the box score, it turned out pretty ugly. 18 point favorites and losing is one thing, but losing by that wide a margin was sickening. I almost threw up a kidney when I .found out the final score.

    Anyway, it is what it is. Season is still young. Hopefully, it will be corrected by conference play.


  230. Ralph September 18, 2011 9:24 pm

    K State, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa State would be good additions to Big East basketball, and the football teams will be competitive.

    In BB, the are reasonably close to Marquette, Norte Dame, Cincy, Louisville, Depaul and West Virginia. New York, Jersey and Penn may take another hour of flight time but not much further than going to Austin,Texas.


  231. tommui September 18, 2011 9:26 pm

    GARRET: #227 Shouldn’t MWC attempt to enlist Kansas, K-State, Utah State and move Hawaii’s MWC basketball teams into the MWC?

    Wouldn’t a decent basketball conference make up for the lack of BCS status for football?


  232. Where's June September 18, 2011 9:36 pm

    We should just face the facts, UH is nothing without June Jones. Mcmackin was saved last year because of salas, pilares and a weak schedule. Moniz is not a good QB…


  233. Ralph September 18, 2011 9:37 pm

    I don’t think Kansas and K State would want to compete in the MWC, too weak. They would lose their prestige and ranking in basketball, and their rpi would sink to the abyss, just saying.

    Similar in stance to Na Wahine volleyball and softball, our conference rpi is weak, either you win the conference to play on in the NCAA, Na Wahine vb is an exception, Na Wahine volleyball can finish second and play on but the other teams are usually on the bubble if they were to finish second to Na Wahine.

    The NCAA rarely invites two teams from the WAC in softball, Fresno State has been the exception when they finish second in the WAC


  234. cocobean September 18, 2011 10:10 pm

    Clowns, I feel your pain. Another embarassing loss that shouldn’t have happened. Everyone who’s emotionally invested in this team is just as frustrated as you. Venting is good, get this loss out of your system then come back with a renewed faith in the team.

    My take on the coaches part in the losses. Seems Aranda correctly identified the strenght of both teams’ O was the run. He came up with game plans that would take away the run and make them one dememtional, it worked against CU. What he didn’t count on was the other teams’ OC figured this is exactly the approach he would take. They gamed planned to use the pass to set up the run. Seems they were smart enough not run directly at the tackles until they had UH guessing rather than anticipating. They also knew they could get UH guessing by showing something Aranda never saw on film. Aranda is meticulous in his prep and is adept in identifying most new wrinkles but his weakness seems to be effectively communicating the necessary adjustments on the fly. Seems he needs the quiet of the locker room to get his points across.

    What can you say about Rolo other than the Oline let him down.


  235. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:17 pm

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/219953/coachmackshow

    Coach Mack Show.. 10:30~35.. live stream, I think.


  236. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:30 pm

    show has started


  237. obachan September 18, 2011 10:33 pm

    Surprising?? How about embarrassing. Ojiisan says that when was a young man, he was fast or faster then the current wide receivers and is certain he has better hands but the only trouble is he cannot see the ball until already too late.


  238. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:38 pm

    2 words….START CLAPPing


  239. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:41 pm

    I guess it blacks out whenever they cut for commercials.. takes getting used to.


  240. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:42 pm

    Hmmmm anyone else felt there was something more to be desired from that Coach Mack Show?


  241. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:42 pm

    You mean like a firing squad…?


  242. cocobean September 18, 2011 10:42 pm

    Reading between the lines….Billy Ray is moving to the ootside once Miah is healthy.


  243. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:44 pm

    #241

    LMAO!


  244. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:48 pm

    What can we do about Bright’s inability to hang on to the ball? The kid has the size to be an impact player…we just need him to hold on to the pigskin.

    The jug machines perhaps?


  245. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:49 pm

    Billy Ray is coming around and did some good things… Miah, is Miah and when he’s healthy he’ll be a big contributer, but Clapp has shown that he can get open consistently and needs to be in the mix, too.

    Bright hasn’t lit up the boards and Pollard has been quiet but effective.

    So… Who’s on first? What’s on Second? and …


  246. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:50 pm

    When you think about it…we only came up 20 points short.


  247. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 10:52 pm

    I know some are critical of our WR group but I kinda like the mix of Clapp, Stutz, Pollard, Miah…and well jury still out on Bright but he has the potential.


  248. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 10:53 pm

    We need to fix the center… got to get those snaps to Moniz clean so that he’s able to make his reads and get the ball out faster. We need to firm up the Oline so that our RBs can become a threat. We gotta be less greedy and play shorter patterns, take care of the ball, and give the Defense a break. Those sweeps, bubble passes, screens, all worked and helped the Warriors move the ball… but anything 12 yards and beyond were usually well covered and the receivers weren’t breaking open clean. Play patient, … get in rhythm … then let all hell loose.


  249. obachan September 18, 2011 10:55 pm

    agree that Coach Mack show leaves a lot to be desired. Just a rehash and no new insights that have not already been expressed here. Comes across as a “rah-rah” show and the moderators refrain from asking the harder questions. Could definitely benefit from getting some pointers from the “60 Minutes” school of journalism


  250. kalani September 18, 2011 10:58 pm

    #205 Right on the money with your comment. Also IMO a problem that we’ve had consistently since Mack took over. Since 2008 he seems to have shown an alarming pattern of taking run-first QBs and trying to “fit” them in to the RnS offense which has proven to be challenging. In 2008, we struggled mightily with Inoke and Alexander who held the ball too long and then tried to run when it was too late. In 2009 still struggled with Alexander and Moniz holding the ball (missed bowl game). In 2010, struggled against all good teams but won against lower tier teams, mostly because of Salas, Pilares. For me, because this is a passing offense, should have a passer in there who can read the D and get rid of the ball on time. After seeing Austin in the USC game and Shutter in the spring game last year, I am more convinced than ever that we need passers who can stretch the field and get rid of the ball on time. I think things would be different now if Mack would have given Shane a legit shot but he seems to be intent on trying to fit runners into our passing offense…in the end it may be his ultimate downfall. Time will tell.


  251. Slugger September 18, 2011 11:01 pm

    I think Darius’ turf toe is still affecting him as a receiver. Moniz played with turf toe last season, but he didn’t run routes like receivers do. When you’re running with pain, it affects you. As for catching the ball, maybe he just needs more practice time. He lost practice reps because he was trying to heal that toe. The JUGS might be a solution. Did the generator that was stolen from the field shed get replaced? Didn’t they use that generator to power the JUGS machine?

    Will need to see the guys at practice. Won’t be able to go to the Na Koa luncheon tomorrow. πŸ™

    I still believe… GO WARRIORS!!!

    Good night all!


  252. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 18, 2011 11:07 pm

    #251,

    Yep…we all gotta keep believing. Like I said earlier its still “early” in the season with lots more football to go.

    Perfect practice makes perfect…lets figure this out yesterday.


  253. madeinhawaii September 18, 2011 11:17 pm

    Night!…

    HawaiianBod… Thanks for that reminder!


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  257. ballpicker September 18, 2011 11:39 pm

    Very disappointing for all Warrior football fans, and Im still in shock. Shoots you are a twenty point favorite and you frickin lose by twenty. Give me a break. I turned the radio off after the went down 10 and that was after they fumbled the unlv first punt. Im thinking why am I continuing to root on this particular team. It seems to me they read their own press clippings and get the big head and come game time no can perform.

    Son-of-a-gun they better get there stuff together offensively, defensively(thats a fricken joke) and on special teams, or there gonna get creamed in La tech.

    Nuff said…. Go Warriors

    PS.. I tried to use the 48 hour rule but couldnt wait and i havent read any of the above mentioned comments prior to expressing myself so its unadulterated comment.


  258. 1sportsfan September 18, 2011 11:53 pm

    mctruck, okay change to “comments”. Regarding the long road trips, however, the coaches know the challenges and balance off the pluses and minuses. Plus, the Warriors were favored by 19 1/2 pts. And the two previous losses on long road trips, one was lost in the final minute. The other one, the Warriors were dominating the first half. And none of the players or coaches use the road as an excuse, plus a “home crowd” of 10K?


  259. al September 19, 2011 12:38 am

    233…they may not have a choice. with only five members left…???? the mwc should make the first moves to aquire at least one or two of those left with the big12 thereby forcing the hand of the likes of those left behind.


  260. al September 19, 2011 12:46 am

    baylor

    missouri

    kansas

    k state

    iowa st

    are not prime markets, but if they hooked up with the mwc they could help in the achievement of aq bcs status.

    of these five, i don’t see any of them headed to the sec in the near future nor the big ten.

    okay, perhaps missouri has a shot at the big ten and a long shot at the sec. iowa state could be considered for the big ten.

    so what are there options? trying to woo the mwc teams is one, but, if i were the mwc schools, i’d hold steadfast and force the hand of others to consider the mwc such that it could achieve the aq status.

    hopefully this shuffling and repositioning will soon end a year or two. then, it would be quiet for awhile until the super conference is formed.


  261. TerenceTwkWong aka roygbivs September 19, 2011 1:53 am

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  264. Garret September 19, 2011 4:12 am

    GARRET: #227 Shouldn’t MWC attempt to enlist Kansas, K-State, Utah State and move Hawaii’s MWC basketball teams into the MWC?

    Wouldn’t a decent basketball conference make up for the lack of BCS status for football?

    tommui,

    If the 2 conferences are looking to merge teams together, why wouldn’t the MWC schools go to the Big 12? The Big 12 could actually pick the teams they wanted for these reasons:

    1. Big 12 has earned the NCAA basketball tournament credits to get $19 mil/year while the MWC has earned $5 mil/year. If the Big 12 sticks around, that is a huge amount of money being left behind by the teams that are leaving.

    2. Big 12 has the TV contracts and Bowl Games under contract that dwarf what the MWC has. Their TV contracts may be cut, but even in the worst-case scenario the TV money would be 5x more than the MWC’s TV contract. The MWC should get a big raise in TV money in 2016 or 2020 when the TV contract runs out…but that is a long time to wait while the Big 12 already has ESPN and Fox contracts.

    3. Exit fees will give the Big 12 leftovers a ton of money to throw around…and money is power in conference realignment. If they each pay the $30 mil, that would be $150 mil in exit fees! Maybe that would be cut to $75 mil, but that is still a lot of money.

    The MWC doesn’t have a big TV contract to offer the Big 12 people, has only 1/4 the NCAA basketball money, and doesn’t have $100+ mil in exit fees to seal the deal. If the 5 Big 12 schools stick together, they have all the power when they talk with the MWC–they could get Colorado State, UNLV, and SDSU if they wanted. That is why I’m hoping the Big East and Big 12 get together.


  265. Garret September 19, 2011 4:14 am

    We also should remember that the Big 12 has AQ status and will have it through 2013. None of the current AQ conferences are being judged in the 2008-2011 AQ evaluation period, that is only for conferences that want to become the 7th AQ conference.

    The Big 12 already has the contract with the Fiesta Bowl that doesn’t run out for awhile, so the BCS already said that the Big 12’s AQ spot is safe through 2013.


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  267. PowderPuff September 19, 2011 5:09 am

    Re #261: I couldn’t agree with you more. Big mahalo to Brew808 for his donation to the Tsaiko Athletic Fund. Got the check from him in Vegas and will give to Vince B. this week. Thanks again, everyone….for supporting OUR team….OUR Warriors.


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  269. mctruck September 19, 2011 5:58 am

    1sportsfan, ur#258…eh!, “no complain brah.”…….bwaaaahahaha!!!

    Really though…..unless I’m not seeing it right; there was a significant drop-off in performance/execution from Washington-UNLV…..don’t you agree???? That’s why many fans feel back-to-back road games is a killer. I know when I’m on the road, my mind doesn’t get the proper rest as being home in my own bed…and that affects the body machanics…well, what do I know?, i’m not a doctor….just sayin.


  270. LizKauai (iPad) September 19, 2011 6:28 am

    Mahalo, Brew808.

    Good luck to Salas today!

    Leaving sin city soon.

    GO WARRIORS!


  271. LizKauai (iPad) September 19, 2011 6:29 am

    Agreed, mctruck… Looking forward to my own bed!


  272. 1sportsfan September 19, 2011 6:50 am

    Aloha mctruck, u r rite. We all saw the same thing. Traveling teams always have a disadvantage and that’s why road wins are significant. But performance/execution is also relative. Weak teams make u look good. Good teams make u look bad. UNLV showed way more desire but also this game revealed areas of significant weakness that others may/will exploit-the oline and small dbs vs big receivers. Oh, special teams. What excuses are the coaches and players offering?


  273. Jolly Roger September 19, 2011 7:06 am

    Avast ye Tsaiko matey’s! Thar Aggie scoundrels of Davis be makin’ thar way to these tiny land lubber shores in their schooner from ze lower ranks and droppin anchor. Arrr, will ye Warriors protect ye ole rust bucket of little Aloha or will thy be shivering their timbers and mutinying to leave them farmin vermin to run all over ye home field?


  274. Da Punchbowl Kid September 19, 2011 7:24 am

    274


  275. mattyboy September 19, 2011 7:38 am

    Garret,

    What do you believe will come about with the MWC in the future with all this conference realignment taking olace?


  276. Slugger September 19, 2011 7:43 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Morning, DPK! How’s Sweety?

    Is anyone going to the Na Koa luncheon today?


  277. Slugger September 19, 2011 7:45 am

    Safe travels, LizK…and safe travels to all who are making their way home.


  278. Da Punchbowl Kid September 19, 2011 7:46 am

    Sweety fine, Slugger, thanks.


  279. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 7:58 am

    Slugger,

    I am going to the lunch.


  280. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:00 am

    MWC should just pull an ACC.

    $30M exit fee + 36 months notice before exiting.

    Do it now.


  281. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 8:03 am

    Morning…


  282. tommui September 19, 2011 8:03 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    GARRET – thank you for your very analysis.


  283. tommui September 19, 2011 8:03 am

    GARRET – forgot “insightful” (#282)


  284. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:03 am

    Bobby Curran show……why aren’t they talking about the pink elephant in the room?

    It’s like everything under the sun EXCEPT Hawaii football.


  285. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:07 am

    Garret,

    B12 taking MWC schools…Not happening, sorry.

    The MWC will scoop a couple leftover B12 schools if anything.

    Quite frankly the remaining 5 schools of the B12 are worthless and mean nothing without the schools that are jumping ship.


  286. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 8:08 am

    iwwthm

    Yep… would hate to see UH in a conference that has been stripped bare again.


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  288. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 8:08 am

    And super conferences would make going independent virtually impossible.


  289. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:12 am

    MIH,

    Should be all good. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a ACC type exit clause soon.


  290. RedZone September 19, 2011 8:15 am

    Get well Haku.


  291. RedZone September 19, 2011 8:16 am

    Get well Clayton.


  292. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:18 am

    Coach Mack clarified some things regarding the past 2 games last night on his show.

    I remember reading/hearing that UH was not expecting that UW was going to come out strong and firing on all cylinders and being aggressive and therefore we weren’t prepared.

    Last night on the show, Mack said that they knew both UW and UNLV were going to come out the way they did.


  293. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:24 am

    So who else is going to Na Koa lunch?


  294. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:27 am

    UC-Davis had 412 passing yards in its win over USD.

    The other 2 games which were losses seemed much more balanced.


  295. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 8:34 am

    A loss to UCD would be unbearable.


  296. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 19, 2011 8:38 am

    MIH,

    Don’t even say that. Yeah we should have blown out UNLV but they are “technically” still a Div1a opponent.

    I think its safe to say we should win without a problem against UCD

    Then again lets ‘Always Remember’ JJ and Florida Atlantic/Portland State or whatever.


  297. 702warriorfan September 19, 2011 8:43 am

    offense take:

    moniz is not on. i was impressed with graves.

    o-line needs work, a lot of work.

    rb is a problem. iosefa can block, but cant run, jackson can run but cant block!

    slots did well. clapp and stuz were the only bright spots. stuz (yac) can run. i was at the game and he and clapp were consistanly open. both have great hands. i noticed clapp got the short outs and stutz got the stuff over the middle in stride.

    outside wr did not do that well.

    bright slow, lack of hands. could be cause he is hurt?? does not do well in traffic.

    pollard drops! but he needs to get more involved in the offense.

    the wr screen is stupid. sets everyone up for getting killed.

    i would move clapp to left wr

    clapp stuz miah pollard , lets give that a try.


  298. Kekoa September 19, 2011 8:51 am

    …still wandering around Vegas wondering what happened, and where everybody went!


  299. Kekoa September 19, 2011 8:55 am

    Close call at the slots in the ‘M’ Casino. Almost took all da kala from da place wit Wafan, Izzy & LizK last nite.


  300. Kekoa September 19, 2011 8:56 am

    300..Hey!..dats my ka’awela!


  301. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 9:14 am

    702warriorfan:

    I think UNLV just wasn’t prepared for Graves and I’m not sure they were playing their first team at that point. I’m sure Graves was given a shorter leash with quick developing plays just to keep it safe. No telling what would have happened if he were to have waited longer for the deeper patterns to develop. Hard to compare the two from this past game.


  302. madeinhawaii September 19, 2011 9:17 am

    On that point… I’m wondering why Moniz isn’t told to go for those quick developing plays more often and take a chance with YAC rather than always waiting for someone to break open 10-15 yards deep.


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  304. 702WarriorFan September 19, 2011 10:37 am

    Looks like we have two 702WF & 702Wf, how bout that.

    Also agree with some of the comment made.

    Wonder if not having their trip home after UDub and not being able to practise against their service squad at home might affect how team performed? Just wondering since 66 players minus injured, doesn’t seem to provide the necessary preparation opportunity. Think I’d rather see them fly home between road games for classes and preparation for next game. Plz book seats or charter now for next years road games.

    Kekoa, was good seeing you again….

    Mahalo to A-house family, LizK and Rich for the gifts provided….hope I didn’t leave out anyone else.

    Finally met Wafan and Brew, wonderful guys.

    And a safe trip home 99 and to those leaving today.

    Again, thanks to Rasu Begasu for setting up the Sat. afternoon shindig at Fiesta and transport and Rich for the tickets. Glad transport total count worked out too. Prepaid transportation for next UNLV game should be the rule too. Been an unusual year with Rich also having to hustle around to sell the remaining unpaid for tickets. Thanks guys!


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