Running back Joey Iosefa has completed his three-game suspension and is eligible to play in Saturday’s road game against Colorado State.
Iosefa’s return is too late to save the Warriors from their fourth consecutive losing regular season. But Iosefa’ bullish running is entertaining. He also brings back the wildcat, which is entertaining.
In my 33 years with the daily morning newspaper, the best season to cover (1987-88) was one of UH basketball worst years. Players had departed. There were injuries and illnesses. There were players out of position. A volleyball player joined the team. A football player joined, threw down a thunderous dunk in a game, then quit a few games later. There was discipline (a player had to jog from the Blaisdell to UH as a punishment), characters (“Reggie-Reg,” Chris Roscoe, David Hallums), hard work, and a lot of fun.
For UH football, it’s time to have fun again. The Warriors have tried, with option passes by wideouts; with Ikaika Woolsey channeling Michael Carter on an option pitch to Diocemy Saint Juste; to multiple blitzes. More daring what-the-heck calls would be refreshing.
The Warriors can’t change what’s already happened this season. As the players say, “It is what it is.” But real life is hard. There are bills, medical issues, school expenses, and so forth. Football should be fun. As an old Pepsi commercial advised: “Be young, have fun …”