Be young, have fun …

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 …”


  1. tom November 3, 2014 8:33 am


  2. DaveLetterMan November 3, 2014 8:36 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Just wanted to say repeat my post from yesterday:

    For those who are still thinking of boycotting MBB, please reconsider.
    From warrior insider:
    Mike Thomas said he realizes that there are many disgruntled fans and followers of the team, but the players are still looking for support at home games.
    “We love you guys, we want you to cheer us on,” he said. “We’re behind you as much as you guys are behind us.”
    Go Rainbow Warrios!

  3. UHfan808 November 3, 2014 8:40 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

  4. eric November 3, 2014 8:42 am

    Huge decision for UH — do they doom the football program by giving us another year of Chow, or do they stop the bleeding and do what any rational person would do — fire Chow.

    If Chow is not fired, 15k is going to be the new norm for attendance. I didn’t think UH would go below 20k but that’s what’s happened.

    Been a UH fan all my life, but you can only do so much to support a program that seemingly doesn’t want to support itself.

  5. Ipu Man November 3, 2014 8:45 am

    Go Rainbow Warriors!
    UH – 35 CSU – 28

  6. UHfan808 November 3, 2014 8:45 am

    K! Be young and have fun!

  7. boolakanaka November 3, 2014 8:54 am

    Aloha all! Whatʻs more fun than spear fishing and a nice snug malo??

  8. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 8:57 am

    A-House: take the bet with kifi that UH will not win out the last four games. Kifi is violating one of the major rules of gambling: bet with your head not with your emotions.

  9. Inyoface November 3, 2014 9:03 am

    The 4th string QB for Utah St, seemed to have played much more loose than anyone else on the field.

  10. Tommy November 3, 2014 9:13 am

    Chris Roscoe?
    Don’t you mean Chris Gaines?

  11. SC November 3, 2014 9:14 am

    CSU 42
    UH 17

    CSU is a good team. 8-1 with a win at BC.

    Watched CSU play against SJSU and they look pretty good. Very fast team.

  12. SteveM November 3, 2014 9:15 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good to have Iosefa back!
    …much better chance of getting a first down after 3 runs up the middle…

  13. Down with... November 3, 2014 9:44 am

    how incompetent is our head coach, 3rd and 1 and he throws the ball, for an incomplete pass. (coach we were averaging 3 yards a carry)….Fire His Ass Now!

    I bet Chow would rebut this by saying “we (fans) don’t know football, etc”- but at least I understand math and statistics Mr. Run Run Past Punt

  14. Down with... November 3, 2014 9:45 am

    Sorry meant…pass

  15. oneseason November 3, 2014 9:49 am

    Somebody somewhere predicting something …

  16. (Jesse)James November 3, 2014 9:52 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!! The sun still rose today…LOL

  17. A-House November 3, 2014 9:53 am


    loser buys lunch at the Chinese restaurant on Isenberg St next to the St Louis Club House – dang nabit I cannot remember the name, but has an excellent lunch buffet

  18. Maddog50 November 3, 2014 9:54 am

    All that one can say has been said. I will be at CSU still supporting these players and the program….Go Warriors!!!

  19. (Jesse)James November 3, 2014 9:54 am

    A-House…Maple Garden

  20. A-House November 3, 2014 10:00 am

    muchos arigato J(J)

    I knew I could count on someone to set me straight!!!!!

  21. BigFan November 3, 2014 10:01 am

    A-House, just for clarification; win all last 4 games or any one of the 4?

  22. NotNasti November 3, 2014 10:11 am

    Tommy: I remember Chris Roscoe and the breakaway dunk that ST was talking about. It seems like he wanted to prove that he was good enough to play D1 basketball. Point made, he then walked away from the team.

  23. NotNasti November 3, 2014 10:13 am

    My question: Why did Ewaliko not play (on offense) in the second half?

  24. jeezy33 November 3, 2014 10:14 am

    23. Same answer to why is Norm Chow our HC? Nobody knows…

  25. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 10:22 am

    BigFan: I think he was saying that UH will win out and end up 6-7.

    which, i mean, even among the most zealous and kool-aid drinking fans, would be considered extremely wishful thinking.

    take the bet. hell, give him odds too. 10-1. you win, i buy you 10 lunches. you lose, you buy me one.

  26. SC November 3, 2014 10:23 am

    Thank you oneseason for sharing the article. I think the prediction may likely be correct.

  27. Tempmanoa November 3, 2014 10:23 am

    The season is beginning to show more signs of breakdowns in discipline and morale– in the last two games, two coaches yelling at each other, players dissing the coaches turning their backs on them and walking away, and committing deliberate personal fouls even as the coaches yell at them for it. Players who were disciplined on defense are running to the ball and losing position or contain. This should be Chow’s best year. Next year will be a down year with loss of seniors and the need to break in new players. I think recruiting will be even worse than it was this year. No doubt we will lose some of our best players to transfers and key decommits as we have every year under Chow.

    For the sake of the program and the players, we need to make a change in the head coach. Ben needs to begin talking and seeing who might be a good candidate to replace Norm.

  28. Old Diver November 3, 2014 10:25 am

    Leonard Peters on Saturdays post game show said he didn’t play football for fun he played to win. It was fun to play but it was about winning.

  29. SC November 3, 2014 10:30 am

    CSU favored by 17 1/2.

  30. iwonderwhtyehateme November 3, 2014 10:30 am


  31. iwonderwhtyehateme November 3, 2014 10:31 am


  32. innocent observer November 3, 2014 10:31 am

    it should be fun for the fans too but it is not; that is why there are so few fans at the game. and those there are frustrated that they are unable to win. it the players want to play for only themselves and not for the fans or to win, then it should be shut down and have only intramurals. why spend so much money just for the sake of the players to have fun? for them it should be a business, especially those who aspire to become professional athletes. while many don’t make it professionally, but those who play for the team should play to win and bring honor and respect to themselves, the school and the state they represent. winning makes it more fun than just horsing around.

  33. cocobean November 3, 2014 10:33 am

    Those that want Chow fired now should show a little patience. I think the best thing for the players and the program is to let the season play out. The players already have the emotional baggage that comes with a 2-7 record. Why subject them to more turmoil? Other than to appease fan anger what good would it do? To me the only good reason to fire him now if there’s a guarantee it would increase ticket sales for the final home game.

  34. cocobean November 3, 2014 10:40 am

    Surprised nobody mention Rod York’s comments on the BC Show this morning. He said MM is a local kid who want’s to stay home and play for Norm Chow.

  35. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 10:54 am

    OMG…. 17 1/2…is insurmountable….should we save some piso n not travel there n forfeit maybe ? be a nice ‘cut’ for the cost cutting AD to think about huh ?

  36. SC November 3, 2014 10:58 am

    CSU 42
    UH 17

  37. oldtimer808 November 3, 2014 11:01 am

    ST It’s too late for me to be young and have fun but hows about be old and have fun because may as well with the time left. You young people enjoy your life and learn from each stumbling block, adversity because there are lessons to be learned. Never be bitter and have regrets and give of yourself willingly and freely and when you least expect it the good will come back. Make sure you don’t pat yourself on your back and proclaim how good you are because once you do that you back to square one.

  38. ArcumFortis November 3, 2014 11:03 am

    Yes, having some fun with football would be good. It is easiest to do this when one is confident that those in charge are taking care of business and that our role is simpy to be supportive and enjoy the games. Then all of our pontificating about which plays should be run and what schemes we should use are just quaint and amusing ways that fans occupy themselves to stay engaged.

    But when things are not going well and there is a deterioration in confidence that those at the helm know what they are doing it is harder. I think that is the situation with UH athletics at present. As I have watched what has happened to the men’s BB program I have begun to doubt that we have wise leadership. This assessment may prove to be wrong when more is known. If so, I am happy to admit that I am incorrect.

    We now have a possible crisis building in the football program. The current coaching staff has been unable to produce results and they have had a sufficient amount to time to prove themselves. What has been demonstrated is that they cannot produce a winning program and the community is turning away from them. Wise leadership is now needed. I worry that we do not have wise leadership and that the inevitable changes will be accompanied by more chaos than is needed. Whether coach Chow is removed now or at the end of the season is a decision for those in charge. Either way it can be done intelligently and with a strategic focus on next and coming years or it can be done foolishly and cause damage. In my (prelimary and insufficiently informed) opinion what has happened to the BB program has caused damage that was avoidable (or at least could have been reduced). It leaves me with little confidence for the football program. But maybe I am wrong. I hope so.

  39. Shoko November 3, 2014 11:04 am

    Joe’s pleaded no contest to the charges. Says he takes responsibility and wants to put things behind him and move forward.

    That’s good.

  40. SC November 3, 2014 11:04 am

    I wonder if the Board of Regents, Athletic Director, Chancellor and President of UH would entertain a buy out of Coach Norm Chow’s contract from donations by the general public. If 100,000 people donated $10.00, the total would be $1,000,000.00. Would that be enough to buy out
    Coach Chow’s contract?

  41. 3-Prong November 3, 2014 11:06 am

    Iosephas plea of no contest was the right thing to do.

  42. Former UH Athlete November 3, 2014 11:08 am

    SC… I think its $750,000 needed to buy out Chow after this season.

    I’m sure the BOR, AD and Chancellor and President would be on board with that idea… however, finding 100,000 people who gives a rat’s okole about one coach is the tough part.

  43. Former UH Athlete November 3, 2014 11:09 am

    33.. If it were MBB, he probably would do that.

    Please, don’t give that guy any ideas.

  44. Buffoman November 3, 2014 11:10 am

    If a change at the top of the football team is going to be made I do not know if I would want a return of Coach Jones. I’d be more in favor of giving Cal Lee his shot. He is someone who has deep Hawaii roots and has been on staff at UH and would have insight as to how he could manage at the top at that level.

    I think he’d assemble quite an interesting staff.

  45. SC November 3, 2014 11:11 am

    Hmmmm. 75,000 people at $10.00. Population of Oahu likely 1,000,000. 7.5% of the population. I think that could be possible.

  46. oldtimer808 November 3, 2014 11:12 am

    cocobean who is MM

  47. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 11:12 am

    oldtimer808….not sure if was was confucius or charlie chan who said… “man who pats him self on back….ends up with broken arm”….

  48. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 11:13 am

    MM = MARCIUS MARIOTA… or m & m candy….hmmm delicious

  49. oldtimer808 November 3, 2014 11:16 am

    I agree with you Buffoman. The knock on Coach Lee prior to coming onboard with June Jones was that he had no college coaching experience when he was one of the leading candidates to become a head coach at UH. The position was filled with the hiring of June Jones. Coach Lee has the credentials now to be a viable candidate. The only thing would be his age and whether he is interested in putting his name in the hat.

  50. oldtimer808 November 3, 2014 11:18 am

    No trojan I think he is talking about another MM. I would have to look on the Mililani roster to figure it our but I think it’s the quarterback Milton.

  51. cocobean November 3, 2014 11:18 am

    Mackenzie Milton – QB.

  52. cocobean November 3, 2014 11:20 am

    Isn’t Cal older than Norm?

  53. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 11:20 am

    Shoko: he should’ve fought the charges versus no contest. DUI is serious business with big consequences.

  54. oldtimer808 November 3, 2014 11:21 am

    Ok got it McKenzie Milton the quarterback. He would be a great fit in the spread attack offense if we had a head coach that ran the spread or run and shoot.

  55. Former UH Athlete November 3, 2014 11:25 am

    So, can we play Beau Reilly yet?

    I just saw a green, totally untested 4th string true freshmen QB just go 14 for 15 on us. Granted USU didn’t give him too many difficult throws, only 15 pass attempts and 186yds is proof of that, but he made every throw he was asked to make.

    Week in and week out, UH doesn’t give out starter many difficult throws, as evidenced by the low yards per completion/attempt, but week in and week out, he struggles to make them.

    I don’t care if Beau doesn’t know the full playbook… it’s not like they are confident enough in IW to run the full playbook anyway. An ancient proverb somewhere once said, “Let the kid play… and see what he’s made of.”

  56. boolakanaka November 3, 2014 11:33 am

    As for some of the talk/gossip about former bows coming back, the one guy I cannot see coming back is Dino Babers. Although he is a bit of a “rolling stone”, he has coached at no fewer than a dozen previous programs, and his base-plus incentive package is parallel to Chows (mid 500s), I canʻt see where he leaves a rather similar (some would say better) for ours, here in Hawaiʻi.

    Bowling Green (he is not at Eastern Ill) is currently at 5-3, in the very respectable Mid-American conference. Further, they have a rather healthy football budget, about 17 million or so, and he can fly under both the radar and the acerbic press (e kala mai ST–not you!). I canʻt speak for him, but it seems he is posing himself for something in the Big 10, in the next 2-3 years.

  57. Buffoman November 3, 2014 11:38 am

    #47 I think that folks would use that aspect (his age) to possibly take him out of contention. I don’t believe that age has anything to do with the ability to lead and manage. An active mind is what one wants and if displays that, I believe that the chronological age is not a factor.

    I believe that the question would be, can he recruit from the continent? If his staff is unable to do that, then he may not be a good fit as I don’t believe we could manage only with Hawaii players as many of the top prospects go away. If they all stayed, it may be a different story.

  58. Down with... November 3, 2014 11:39 am

    # 31…Patience? it’s been 2 3/4 years…how more patient do we have to be.

  59. cocobean November 3, 2014 11:49 am

    #56. Till the end of the season. Think about the players, not your own frustrations.
    Chow is a dead man walking. Only one more home game.

  60. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 11:59 am

    hmmm wags… 6 – 7…mac 6-7 or some thing like that n they are gone..
    coach 2-11…be patient…gosh.. what gives here…

  61. Shoko November 3, 2014 12:02 pm

    Think it would be very, very interesting if not comical, should the Warriors somehow end up winning this weekend…as unlikely as that may seem.

  62. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 12:04 pm

    coco.. maybe sum players be happy to see him go…you ever thought about that ?

  63. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 12:12 pm

    shoko.. though unlikely from where we are all.. but it is possible.. but highly improbable…them warriors in the past have been noted at times for unbelievable up sets…

    just that seems like the mindset of this team n staff is not of that nature.. all waha..if you know what me mean…rah only show..spirit is gone…

    haka means nothing…no leadership from players..since he arrived.. he controls so noted by many on here..

  64. duffer November 3, 2014 12:15 pm

    hmmmmm……….would have been nice to see Ewaliko running the wildcat every once in a while.

    Anyone esle having problems with the blog taking a little longer to load with all the ads?

  65. A-House November 3, 2014 12:15 pm


    UH will lose all 4 remaining games

    it’s nearly impossible for UH to win even with the return of Joey – he can take only so much pounding that his body has not felt for over 8 weeks.

    beside who controls the offensive schemes and call the plays? those 2 jokers will NOT call “wide-open” plays for an entire game(s)

  66. papajoe2 November 3, 2014 12:16 pm

    If now, we have more of a chance to recruit for next season. We have a lot of seniors starting this year and who knows will transfer out. If later, then the new coach will have a more difficult time than Coach Chow had in his 1st season here. At least he had Mac’s recruits that are playing or had played a lot, if not started. Chow did drive away some talent that are now doing good for some other schools. Just get it done already!

  67. A-House November 3, 2014 12:17 pm

    one thing about the English language is that you can make a statement and it can be viewed in different ways – just select and place each word in order to get desired results

  68. cocobean November 3, 2014 12:18 pm

    st. tony. No not really. When Mack got the axe most of the players expressed disappointment. When Von Appen got axed most of the players expressed disappointment. The general feeling was they let the coaches down.

    I don’t doubt there may be players who feel they haven’t gotten a fair shake who would be happy to see him go.

  69. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 12:19 pm

    OMG a-house… WIDE OPEN IS BETWEEN THE GUARDS… google it you will see.. he he he

  70. Shoko November 3, 2014 12:21 pm

    I think a Warrior win against Colorado State would really mess with the psyche of the fan base if anything. Would be great for the players. God knows they deserve to have not just a win but a HUGE win against a formidable conference opponent.

  71. papajoe2 November 3, 2014 12:25 pm

    duffer #64~trun off the volume and skroll down to skip the ads. Yes, it is very irritating.

  72. Down with... November 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    #56-till the end of season? that’s too long. And it’s not based on my own frustrations…i’m saying this for the players who don’t want to/can’t say it…who cares what i think, feel, say….i not playing the game…just paying to watch

    simple analogy:
    when you get one small cut, you can let it bleed out until it coagulates on it’s own and stops….
    unfortunately, when the gash is so big, and you bleeding out…no more time to wait, stop the bleeding now…or bleed to death.-it’s not analytical chemistry, it’s ABC’s to 123’s

  73. Kifi November 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    A-House November 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm


    UH will lose all 4 remaining games

    Okay, I bet you they will at least one game.

  74. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    coco..u maybe rite…but this remains to be ‘solved’
    several starters are ’69’ from the rec center…for bullying…please explain to me..why that has not been addressed…n one player was noted to have ‘
    swore’ at that we really know.. should these players be be given a free ride…see me not know if true as reported in here…what are the facts..we have reporters not giving us the facts..yet is there every day on the field…

    can sumone here just walk into the center n see if true.. are there pics there as stated by one of us here..if so.. or he is a liar..n just trolling…???

  75. Biggestuhfan November 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    #34, 50 – Rod York was referring to Mackenzie Milton on the BC show. But, he said he wanted to play for “Hawaii”, not necessarily Norm Chow. It also sounded like UH has luke warm interest at the moment, and York is working with UH to see if he can get them to take a harder look. This guy can play. Why not offer him?

  76. Shoko November 3, 2014 12:26 pm

    If you disable the Java plug-in it should stop the video autoplay.

  77. Down with... November 3, 2014 12:27 pm

    Sorry meant for #59

  78. Kifi November 3, 2014 12:27 pm

    #73 – They will win at least one game.

  79. graham November 3, 2014 12:30 pm

    Cal Lee? That is a joke. You want an old assistant that was run out of town for being ineffective. He also has only coached major college football at Hawaii. He would be one of the worse hires imainagable. I can’t believe some people actually would want him.

  80. A-House November 3, 2014 12:31 pm

    OK, guys – it’s 45 degrees, high, and a 28 degree low for Denver with snow ( today )

    UH arrives on Thursday, must take a 1hr& 30minute bus ride to Colorado St on Friday which is over 6,000 feet above sea level, colder than Denver – forecast for Saturday should be colder with snow as a new cold front drops in from Canada

    UH will get blown out and the 21 1/2 point spread will be much too low

    why? simple – review the first 9 games and see how effective the offense has been and the defense is starting to crack

    BTW, why do people say the defense gets tired when they stay on the field too long? does not the opponents offense stay on the field for the same amount of time?

  81. A-House November 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    #73 – you are on!!!!!!!!

  82. A-House November 3, 2014 12:33 pm

    meant to say #78

  83. cocobean November 3, 2014 12:33 pm

    #66. If you can Chow now who would be doing the recruiting? If Chow is gone there is no guarantee that anyone on staff now would be around next year. I say wait until after the last home game. By then, it would be pretty clear to the coaches and players what the future holds.

  84. Fei Jai November 3, 2014 12:37 pm


    I vote for cal lee or miano.

  85. Fei Jai November 3, 2014 12:39 pm

    Those two guys know how to win. No doubt.

    They are good at evaluating talent, and winning no matter what pieces you give them. The also like to pass first, and run.

  86. NotNasti November 3, 2014 12:42 pm

    Mackenzie Milton runs a 4.5 sec. forty, and is an accurate passer. What’s not to like?

  87. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 12:53 pm

    FJ…..2 good choices for local picks…but it seems like miano.. has sum issues up there..when they not even acknowledged him last time around…that was a shame ..n a slight…seems like intended…to bad…wonder if he would even apply n even want to get back again…cuz he proved his point emphatically at kaiser..

  88. DaveLetterMan November 3, 2014 12:57 pm

    If JJ were to come back, would that he bring Rolo? Just thinking.

  89. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 1:06 pm

    I don’t see that there’s much to be gained by firing chow right now. End of the season, yes. Although I wouldn’t be sad if chow got fired right now. The team is a train wreck. A slow moving and boring train wreck.

    the issue with the up and coming talented younger coaches is that if they end up turning the program around and having some success, they’ll most likely jump ship when they get an offer from the power 5 schools, whether that’s three years from now or 13. And that’s fine, because that’s the nature of being a small time/mid-major school in a small market. But then we’ll see the whole process start all over again.

  90. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 1:11 pm

    maybe sum valid points to fire at end of season…BUT HE SHOULD BE NOTIFIED TODAY…THAT AT THE END OF SEASON HE IS PAU…PERIOD… his choice to walk away or finish season..or tell a 3 person…

  91. hatakeman November 3, 2014 1:13 pm

    McKenzie Milton is a junior this year. Most schools will wait to see the results of their 2015 recruiting before putting out offers for a 2016 quarterback recruit.

  92. oneseason November 3, 2014 1:17 pm

    After coach McMackin’s firing, I remember UH was late to the table in hiring a new coach. A lot of the available coaches were already hired, and the search seemed pretty rushed. A respectful and early approach by UH, versus what was done to coach Arnold, might go a long way towards an orderly and positive coaching transition. As with the McMackin transition, the assistant coaches would likely want to be considered by a new head coach for retention. Recruiting for special teams and defense staffs wouldn’t have to be impacted.

  93. Shoko November 3, 2014 1:20 pm

    The Fro has left the building.

  94. oneseason November 3, 2014 1:20 pm

    woops … Recruiting by special teams and defense staffs wouldn’t have to be impacted.

  95. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 1:21 pm

    hatakeman…. me think that is the jist of that person that mentioned him…
    why not at least show interest.. after all he is in ur back yard..maybe just a phone call..saying he played a nice game against kahuku..or no time from the coaching staff to do that..

    why wail ’till most schools’ see what is going on in mililani?

    he was asked about UH.. N SAID NADA no contact…n phone call here is free..almost..unless BJ cut that …

  96. willie boy November 3, 2014 1:38 pm

    #55 “I don’t care if Beau doesn’t know the full playbook… ”
    that’s not being nice to Beau, the playbook is only 1 page front and back at most right? it seems like week after week UH runs thorough their scripted 12 or so plays, often with much success, then for some odd reason wynn flips the page over and goes back to their same old plays, never to return to the new and often successful plays. I haven’t figured it out yet

  97. bowwar November 3, 2014 1:38 pm

    For one, Mack should not have been fired for having a 6-7 injury plagued season…Two, the President of the UH should have followed the AD’s and selection committee’s first choice for UH Football coach, Koetter, not Chow…Lastly, where are those people who wanted Chow because he’s “local”??? I think we would be making the same bad choice by advocating Lee or Miano, neither of whom, I thought were good coaches at UH…If they were, Mack would still be HC…

    It’s tough being a UH fan nowadays, after owning season tickets for over 34 years, it’s hard to see the team play like it has…The Warriors were simply “outplayed” and “out-coached”, by Utah State. That “sucker” play with the receiver in a bubble screen throwing to a wide-open receiver across the field was a “classic” and reminded me of the “hook & ladder” play which NE Louisiana used to beat the Von-Appen Warriors back when…

    When I looked down our roll, there were only three couples that have been there for the years we’ve been…We all looked at each other wondering if this may be the last…Sad!

  98. bowwar November 3, 2014 1:41 pm

    Oh yeah…Save us alot of grief and improve the program…Fire Ben Jay…This is a ridiculous set of circumstances under “his watch” and I have “no confidence” in his leadership.

  99. Old School Dave November 3, 2014 1:42 pm

    Players mouthing off to coaches? That’s a quick way to go from the starting rotation to the scout team, and have your place taken by another player on the travel roster. But, that’s just me.

  100. Old School Dave November 3, 2014 1:46 pm

    Winning makes the game a lot more fun.

    If a coaching chance occurs, I’d still like UH to offer the job to a guy who has successful head coaching experience, like Beau Baldwin from EWU. Jim Tressel successfully made the transition from Youngstown St (I-AA) to OSU.

  101. Andrew November 3, 2014 1:47 pm


    UH didn’t have a choice. The amount of season ticket holder’s that were not going to renew if Mack remained the head coach was too much to ignore.

  102. Andrew November 3, 2014 1:48 pm


  103. cocobean November 3, 2014 1:59 pm

    #91. Not so. Highly regarded QBs should have tons of offers by the time they’re Jrs.
    Milton is considered small by D1 standards and is on some watch lists but not as many as his teammate Vavae Malipeai(JR). York said he has offers form UDub , Cal and UH among others.

    #97. I share your pain. Been there from the beginning also. The Chow Era has been the 3 most disappointing seasons I can remember. Stubbornness and inflexibility are two traits a good head coach should not have while Chow has both in bunches.

  104. SteveM November 3, 2014 2:00 pm

    RE: #81
    A-House — can I get in on the Maple Garden lunch bet too?
    I’ll bet UH will win at least 2 games… 😐

  105. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 2:01 pm

    OSD… Well this coach seems to ‘ok’ it..just as long as not him u sass back..

  106. islandman November 3, 2014 2:05 pm

    #13 ,— ” Down with “–If they had run the ball and not made the first down, you would have said, stupid, run, run, run, etc. On one TD play, it was a one-yard pass play for a TD, brilliant call ? It’s a matter of execution, among other things. In earlier games, UH tried a wide receiver passing the ball on a trick play, but couldn’t execute it. While Utah St. did it for a TD.

    Mack had Cal Lee as DC for two years, but it looked like mostly in title only. In 2010, he named Aranda as the DC.

  107. obachan November 3, 2014 2:06 pm

    I wonder if ST meant that the wildcat offensive scheme is entertaining, or UH’s execution of said scheme?

  108. A-House November 3, 2014 2:14 pm


    you’re on!

    UH will NOT win any of the last 4 games

    if they do it will be my pleasure to treat you and kifi

    if I win, I win a lunch from you and kifi – that makes 2 babie!!!!!

  109. A-House November 3, 2014 2:16 pm

    BTW, is Chow’s 5 year contract guaranteed or is it 3 years and option for 2?

    tell him now and get on with selecting a new HC.

  110. 3-Prong November 3, 2014 2:23 pm

    Did anyone elese notice that they had opened up the offense for the first 2 series and we scored on both. Then we went back to the old conservative runrunpasspunt plan. Never mind freeewaliko, how about keeping Ikaika free… That will free Joey even more!

  111. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 2:25 pm

    after his stint here…all will know… that no one can work with
    this head coach….friends n working with him is two different ‘animals’
    guess the lee’s found out.. n so did price…n others he let go…or walked away..

  112. cocobean November 3, 2014 2:26 pm

    #75. He said both. He finished the talk about Milton with he wants to stay home and play for Norm Chow. He opened the conversation about Milton with him wanting to stay home and play for UH. In between the conversation was about him being a good kid, good student.

  113. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 2:28 pm

    can u imagine.. 10 complete passes…then giving joey the ball…the hole will be as wide as the ‘lave flow’…with same results…destroy everything in its path…

  114. islandman November 3, 2014 2:28 pm

    #109 A-House

    Norm’s contract is for five years . See under 2. Term .

  115. d1shima November 3, 2014 2:31 pm


    Wat happen?!?! Dang Bearcats! 👿

  116. d1shima November 3, 2014 2:33 pm


    56 – 14 d1shima

    On to more fun! 😀

  117. kryon November 3, 2014 2:33 pm

    Let’s not push n go backwards for JJ again. If u really watch college football, u would know the run n shoot has evolved. JJ offense out dated too. SMU record speaks for itself. Has gone down year after year. N if JJ is so good, why couldn’t he recruit there? I mean Texas is loaded with talent. He quit on his players after losing 3 GMs n saw no way of improving. Y would we want that? That’s like the captain of the Korean boat that sank. He bailed n left all those kid. Let’s think n push for bigger out of the box hirings. Like a TCU off coordinator. That off is awesome n has so much formations. Le s go big! Instead of who would. Rolo to young n that off is not that great. They lucky they have fajardo. Like how we got lucky wit colt.

  118. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 2:40 pm

    i’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that at this point, mckenzie milton isn’t regarded as a big time, 4 star can’t miss division I recruit. he may eventually be very successful in college, or he may end up buried in the depth chart at a smaller FCS or division II school, but finish college and move on with his life (and that’s a good thing!), but I wouldn’t really get too much on UH for not actively recruiting him. Maybe he doesn’t have the skillset or talent that UH is looking for right now.

  119. kryon November 3, 2014 2:42 pm

    If norm wasn’t so prideful n stubborn, he could of made things happen. The best coaching happens when u adapt, take input, and drop ur pride. Too bad he doesn’t get it. Would of been awesome to see st juste, ewalinko, pedroza, n harding in a diamond formation n going for it. Put them all on the field at the same time n just let them buckaloose! But chow rather force feed his vision n play of not to lose. His goal of a TD a qtr is wrong. In college football u gotta aim to score 30+ to win consistently. But pride surely blocks his vision.

  120. bowwar November 3, 2014 2:44 pm

    #96: Where are those season ticket holders now??? I keep hearing that there were other reasons for the firing of Mack…What were they? Where’s the transparency?

  121. bowwar November 3, 2014 2:45 pm

    Oops, meant #101 Andrew

  122. bowwar November 3, 2014 2:48 pm

    Can’t get too much into the personalities of the coaches…The bottom-line is whether they bring a competitive, entertaining, and winning brand of football to the islands. All the other stuff is secondary…

  123. BigWave96744 November 3, 2014 2:50 pm

    100,000 UH fans???? 75,000???
    Where the heck do you think we are, Texas, SEC country???
    We can barely get 20,000 season ticket holders.
    And of that 20,000, how many seats are for their kids?
    Then of the remaining adults, how many are part of Nakoa?

    Many bandwagon fans will only go if offered free tickets.
    Remove the corporate donors, big downtown business man and punahou mafia, and you could expect the general public to donate enough for 2 First Class tickets to LA.

  124. Inyoface November 3, 2014 2:50 pm

    Chow needs one more year.

  125. Andrew November 3, 2014 3:00 pm


    Yeah I heard that as well, but we will never know. They probably renewed after a new coach was hired but I’m sure at this point many probably have not renewed or are threatening to not renew again.

  126. AlaWai November 3, 2014 3:01 pm

    Dr. Chow says he will not quit. If he has any Aloha for Hawai’i and the team, he should resign. His wife needs him. Go home and take care of her. Put out an ad for a new coach at $200K and see who applies. We might find a lucky pearl. No more selection committees. Ben Jay interviews and chooses. He is paid the big bucks. He should earn it. It’s time for everyone to man/woman up.

  127. kawika49 November 3, 2014 3:02 pm

    #124 No, the team needs one more year. We owe it to them.

  128. Old School Dave November 3, 2014 3:04 pm

    Mentioned the possibility of UH contacting Eastern Washington’s Beau Baldwin. Looks like Baldwin’s name has been coming up lately for other coaching vacancies (only chatter presently):

  129. Old Diver November 3, 2014 3:06 pm


    I believe Chow was hired in mid-December around two to three weeks after Mack was fired. It was Chow’s choice not to put a staff together to begin the recruiting process until January so he could stay with Utah for the bowl game.

  130. Down with... November 3, 2014 3:13 pm

    #106 Islandman- Exactly, it’s about execution. For this game, UH was around 50% completion rate passing (that’s not good), 3.2 yards per rush (not great either). based just on execution alone, still got to go with the run in this situation. 3rd and 1, based on yards per carry got to go with the run. based on statistical logic, got to go with the run in this situation. Would they have been stopped, probably (or we would’ve been called for false start or some stupid penalty)…but at least you would’ve gave yourself a shot. Having this QB throw to these receiver corps….that’s why you’re at 50% rating every game or just about (aside from Wyoming game). It’s always about execution. Our gimic plays don’t work, other teams can do it, but we suck at it and we definitely can’t defend it-even when it’s the same play we do….go figure. Not trying to argue with you, just pissed off like the rest of us.

  131. dopaco24 November 3, 2014 3:17 pm


    It’s possible. There are easily 100,000 UH fans. As far as support, not every one of those people has to donate $10. $1 million is just broken down in small numbers to make the ultimate goal seem possible. It’s like those commercials on tv where for just a $1 a month/week/day could feed hungry children in Africa.

  132. Down with... November 3, 2014 3:25 pm

    Relieve Chow now, put Daronte as interim and see what he can do for the remaining season. In the meantime, put a “trustworthy” committee together built up of 5 people, Dave, Stephen, President of UH, 1 public and 1 Tsaiko to find new Head Coach. If Daronte does good (wins 2 or 3 of next games), he gets the job, if not we have a coach waiting to step in as soon as season ends and they can hit the ground recruiting.

    If we wait til the end of season the upper campus will get a hold of the situation, involve the regents, and whole hell will break loose…and we’ll be past February Jeezy will be pissed because we got crap recruits and we’ll be where we left off the last three years….losing

  133. Tempmanoa November 3, 2014 3:44 pm

    Why waste another year with Chow? We know that this year should have been his best year, but next year we lose seniors on offense and defense at almost every key position. We have to break in a new quarterback and new starters on offense. We lose guys like Yap on defense. Right now we see morale and discipline starting to crack– besides players dissing the coaches, we saw Chow having it out with one of his assistants.

  134. dopaco24 November 3, 2014 3:46 pm

    Old diver,

    Even when hired, Norm Chow couldn’t affect recruiting during that time. It is a recruiting dead period from mid-December until mid-January. Mack was hired a couple days after the dead period his first year, and had to scramble to get assistants while also trying to build a recruiting class from scratch as most of the offensive recruits chose elsewhere. Chow had roughly a month to complete his staff before UH could contact recruits.

  135. Bryson November 3, 2014 3:54 pm

    If we are to let go of Chow do it sooner rather than later. The reason being is the job posting that has to be advertised it would be better to get it out of the way and have a pool of candidates to choose from, also recruiting wise other schools wouldn’t be able to use the unstable coaching staff as recruiting tool we already saw what happens when other schools get wind of possible changes so late into the recruiting period

  136. SteveM November 3, 2014 4:01 pm

    RE: 108
    OK, A-House, bet is on.

    …but I have to admit that if I lose because we reverted to the Run-‘n-Punt offense again (with Iosefa back), I’m climbing on the “New 2015 Head Coach” bandwagon too. Tsai-kos losing buffet lunches is serious stuff. 👿

  137. Bryson November 3, 2014 4:03 pm

    If you’ve watched Milton play you know he brings allot of things to the table that I’ve yet to see from our starting qb. Sure it is against highschool teams but the point is he does what he does and does it consistently Milton is the kind of qb Nevada will offer and it will haunt us Nevada’s starting qb could’ve very well ended up as a warrior as he was under recruited while playing in a pretty tough Cal League…

  138. Z November 3, 2014 4:10 pm

    I remember when UH went after Ewaliko a lot of people were saying why we were going after him? I said back then as I will now you recruit the athlete and find a position for him on the team. A lot of quarterbacks have gone thru our program and ended up in other positions but really think that MM is special. I have seen some pretty good quarterbacks this season who I think will play at the college level. I am also happy seeing the success some former UH players are having as coaches at the highschool level. The quality of the game has gotten so much better.

  139. Z November 3, 2014 4:16 pm

    With Iosefa back you know we could play any of our quarterbacks. All they will be doing most of the time is handing off the ball. Joey will be asking for the ball but I think coach should go with Lakalaka and save Joey for those short explosive yardage we will be needing on 3rd and short.

  140. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 4:20 pm getting serious here..

    me bet uh will win this week in colorado.. n me is giving 6 1/2 points

    burger king one whopper meal
    me will buy here in gateway mall only..
    bet not open to ne one on maui…

  141. DaPunchbowl Kid November 3, 2014 4:25 pm

    Like the man says… JUST HAVE FUN!!!

    I pity the fool who tries an open field tackle on Iosefa!


  142. jmor56 November 3, 2014 4:25 pm

    Milton runs a 4.5 and throws with more accuracy than any QB UH has. That 4.5 speed and throwing arm will only improve as he gets older. The best thing about Milton is he’s a winner. Just goes to show how incompetent Chow is if he is not actively recruiting him.

  143. Bryson November 3, 2014 4:25 pm

    Re:139 thats exactly my point so say Milton doesn’t end up as a qb he runs a 4.5 forty for goodness sake put him on the field as a slot back I couldn’t imagine to many linebackers would be able to keep up in coverage I mean Ryan Grice-Mullin was a qb his senior year of high school on a team that didn’t win any games he came to Hawaii and helped us to the sugar bowl

  144. Inyoface November 3, 2014 4:26 pm

    Chow needs 2 more years.

  145. Down with... November 3, 2014 4:29 pm

    Bring in a coaching regime with all coaches either being from the UH, the HI state, or Hawaii ties…that have either NFL experience or coaching experience. I’m sure they would consider, they wouldn’t really mind the finance portion being ex-nfler’s and would welcome the challenge of turning their team around. And they would have yank in recruiting and elsewhere….

    OC-Nick Rolovoch
    Offensive line-Chris Naole
    Receiver- Ashley Lelie
    running backs coach-Nuu Faaola, Nate Ilaoa, Chris Maafala
    Quarterbacks Coach-Timmy Chang, Colt, Nick, JJ, Dan Robinson
    Defensive Coordinator-Either Clune (as he has been ok, or) Rich Miano
    Linebacker-Jeff Ulbrich
    Defensive line-Isaac Sopoaga, there’s other can’t think of it right now
    Secondary- Daronte (although Quann and Magget are suspect in ’14), Rich Miano, Ryan Mouton
    Special teams-Jason Elam or Demarest (as he has been very good, although no touchdowns on ST-2 called back)
    Animal coordinators-The Nogas -just because

  146. BTO November 3, 2014 4:38 pm

    I can not understand why the hiring institution keeps giving these renewals and long term contracts. Five years for an inexperienced HC is beyond reasoning? If they really want to coach for UH, say take three years or leave it, then move on……. Unless it is Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Jim Tressel, Tony Dungee, Mike Shanahan, or the likes…..

  147. hatakeman November 3, 2014 4:43 pm

    Hi Cocobean, yes I agree with you. Milton is considered undersized and schools are just keeping an eye on him. Mililani coach Rod York did say in his radio interview on 1420 radio with Bobby Curran that Hawaii was showing a lot on interest in Milton and was working with “his” coaching staff. I didn’t quite understand the last comment, but it was clear that Hawaii is showing interest and keeping an open communication with the Mililani coach. And of course there’s the two other Mililani players, Malepeai and Rex Manu, both of whom I’m sure Hawaii would love to get.

  148. Former UH Athlete November 3, 2014 4:49 pm

    129… Chow hiring was announced a few days before Christmas, but he remained on Utah’s staff until after their Sun Bowl Game.

    His contract date started Jan 1, 2012 and runs through December 31, 2016

    Contractually, he couldn’t put his staff together. Also, not much is going to get done during Christmas-New Years week in the way of approving the hiring of new assistant coaches. I’m sure Chow was on the phone with people, but he couldn’t officially do anything until he actually had a contract.

  149. sofaking_blk November 3, 2014 4:49 pm

    We’re playing probably the best team in the MWC this week at their house. It’s gonna get real ugly real fast. It’ll be over by half time.

  150. islandman November 3, 2014 4:57 pm

    145. That’s a comprehensive list.

    Just a few comments. Ulbrich is earning quite a few bucks at UCLA at DC, as is Adrian Klemm, running backs coordinator /offensive line/ associate head coach.
    Will he take a pay cut at UH ?

    Rich Miano’s defensive backfields were sometimes porous .

  151. Tempmanoa November 3, 2014 5:34 pm

    Milton is the type of kid that might do well at Nevada, Fresno, or Utah State in the MWC, or a team like Rice. He would be a great candidate for Navy. He is also like Graunke, Graves, Satcher, and Funaki who were running QB’s recruited by June and played for him and for Mack. He could play for us, but he would not be the normal Chow recruit.

  152. 808 November 3, 2014 6:03 pm

    I use to believe Chow would turn this team around in year 3. But, he’s not getting it done.

    If he is still here by year 5, watch home attendance drop to high school like attendance #.

    Score pridction:

    UH: 14, Loss
    Colorado State: 56, Win

    DISCLAIMER: unless Colorado State forfeits game they will win.

    Keys to the game:

    Pass, Pass, Incomplete pass, Punt
    Recover Harding punt on CSU 1 foot line. From there, UH kicks a field goal after 3 failed TD attempts.

    Repeat process 4 more times.

    Play hard and don’t give up a big play. Instead have Db’s give up 3 big plays. Get a safety for the defense and score 2 points for the team.

    Player of the game: Scott Harding

  153. 808 November 3, 2014 6:06 pm

    run, run, incomplete, pass, punt. Everthing else is the same.

  154. 808 November 3, 2014 6:08 pm

    Correction: Score prediction…

  155. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 6:10 pm

    #127: no we don’t.

  156. Boolakanaka November 3, 2014 6:32 pm

    D1shima & 3prongs–dammit da cats beat da cats. Man, when is the last time that happen, I bet da ole skool boys, David Wong and Pootie Akau were clinking plenty of green bottles—??!!

  157. Mokihana November 3, 2014 6:51 pm

    St. Louis football is greatly improved in one season and more fun to watch than UH thanks to old man Cal Lee.

  158. Z November 3, 2014 7:03 pm

    You want a db coach? Duane Akina.

  159. Z November 3, 2014 7:05 pm

    After watching Hardings punt return called back just fake punt already.

  160. 808WarriorFan November 3, 2014 7:07 pm

    #157 “Mokihana”…I agree…when Norm got hired he had a chance to get both Cal & Ron but what does he do ??? He hired oldest brother Tommy who lasted 1 year then “retired”. Cal & Ron bring one hell of a lot to the table but Norm insists on hiring “yes men” like Jordan Wynn & Luke Matthews (just my opinion). Today I sent an email to both the “interim” Chancellor and our “esteemed” Athletic Director asking them when the “heck” are they going to fire Norm ??? I’ll be shocked if I get a reply; email was probably deleted by some “flunky” secretary who screens the emails…

  161. Fei Jai November 3, 2014 7:10 pm

    The chow supporters, the ITT guys, have gone silent.

    The uh 56, other guys 7, guy has gone silent.

    So sad.

    Chow gotta go, but I hope the team can win at least one more, for the players, especially the seniors.

  162. Z November 3, 2014 7:11 pm

    Other schools will wait for us to offer Milton then pounce on him like vultures. You know like in the past.

  163. 808WarriorFan November 3, 2014 7:12 pm

    #153 “808” … then there’s the post game press conference … /Q/ Coach what did you tell the team ??? /A/ Keep fighting … /Q/ Coach your thoughts on tonight’s loss ??? … /A/ Too many mistakes …

    Same short/curt “excuses”…sad thing is our players deserve a heck of a lot better leadership & coaching. Good example is we have Chris Naeole as our OL coach. We all know his background…All State @ Kahuku, All American @ Colorado, and a very successful NFL career…one of our best OL coaches was Mike Cavanaugh. I’m not sure of his H.S. background but he wasn’t an All American and he didn’t play in the NFL …BUT… THAT GUY CAN SURE COACH O-LINEMEN. That’s what we lack, coaches who can TEACH…not just scream and threaten…

  164. Z November 3, 2014 7:17 pm

    You want to watch a coach who can teach and bring out the best in her players. Go watch coach Laura Beeman.

  165. 808WarriorFan November 3, 2014 7:17 pm

    #145 … “Down with” … good ideas/selections but I have to disagree w/ Daronte as the DB coach. Ne’Quan Phillips was my Utah State player of the game as he helped with 3 USU TDs…if Ne’Quan is the best we have, and he’s only a Jr., we have some serious issues in the defensive backfield. Also no to Clune as DC; he was with USU for 4 yrs and should have known their offensive plays. The defense got torn apart with the run.

  166. 808WarriorFan November 3, 2014 7:20 pm

    BTW…I’ll be in the Bay Area on the 15th; the plan WAS to attend the UH game but I’m too embarrassed to wear my Green & White @ Spartan Stadium. I’m going to the City College of SF vs College of San Mateo JC game instead. If I can find cheap seats online I might go to the Stanford / Utah game if it’s at night…

  167. JustAsking November 3, 2014 7:28 pm

    Z–Echo your comment about Coach Laura Beeman. Great coach, great communicator, great representative of the UH.

  168. JustAsking November 3, 2014 7:34 pm

    Of course Chow does not make excuses. On Inside Access, he talked about the great foundation at USU. And then pointed to their facilities. Yup, that is why they embarrassed us at home this weekend. Not the coaching, not the preparation, not the recruiting. The facilities. But no excuses for driving our program into the ground.

  169. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 7:36 pm

    808… go sears n buy san jose jersey.. n wear UH under.. so if we start winninh take off the top one n cheer like heck he he he

  170. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 7:38 pm

    wonder how long we can keep her.. be good ih she stay long like shojii..

  171. Old Diver November 3, 2014 7:41 pm


    Chow could have started as soon as his hire was announced. It took him at least a couple weeks to put his staff together after he arrived in January. This delayed the planning and recruiting strategy several weeks. Remember Chow needed to first interview each player and access needs. This should have taken place in December not mid January. Just setting the record straight.

  172. 808 November 3, 2014 7:45 pm

    That’s a good one. Did you think of that yourself? To borrow from you, he he he.

    #161: your right no more ITT.

  173. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 7:53 pm

    “Flexibility is the key to stability”…that from a very great coach…but seems like sumthing…this coach is lacking…just my two centavos worth…

  174. Inyoface November 3, 2014 8:01 pm

    Run, run, pass but almost sack, throw it away, punt or fumble.

  175. HiLo November 3, 2014 8:04 pm

    Hire Ed Orgeron. Proven west coast and SEC territory recruiter. He would bring instant credibility to the UH.

  176. Fei Jai November 3, 2014 8:06 pm

    Seems like chow went to the Frank DeLima school of football coaching.

    Here are Frank’s plays, from his book:


    Three plays.

    Sole Run Right
    Sole Run Left
    Haole Boy Kick

    Seriously. That’s from Frank Delima’s joke book.

  177. Fei Jai November 3, 2014 8:15 pm

    Norm’s playbook is a page right out of Frank Delima’s joke book.


  178. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 8:17 pm

    maybe out of 20 times.. once in a while me ‘steal’ a good one huh…??

  179. obachan November 3, 2014 8:22 pm

    #160 The AD does not reply to emails from ordinary folks. When Willis Wilson tragically drowned, I emailed the “esteemed” AD if any kind of fund could be established for donations to help defray the Wilson family’s expenses. I don’t know if NCAA rules prohibit such an action but I didn’t receive the courtesy of any reply which I thought was very inconsiderate. Silence seems to be the modus operandi of those occupying the UH ivory tower perches.

  180. 4-Prong November 3, 2014 8:36 pm

    to the ADs credit, he’s probably a very busy man who gets blasted with a lot of emails every single day which are much higher priority than one from a disgruntled fan talking about how terrible norm chow is or expressing condolences to an athlete. So i woudln’t give him too much of a hard time for not responding to every email.

  181. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 8:38 pm

    obachan…in defense of the ad office.. me has to presume they must have100’s of e mail a day…especially at times like this..

    but in ur case…that was very personal…at least they can have a automatic least acknowledge they received mail…n in case like urs..then a reply should be forthcoming…

    that is not one of their strong suites up there…but along the way.. i neva found out ..what is… seems like ‘fumbleitis’ on just about every little n big problems that confronts them…can only hope 4 the best at this point…they are to busy…

  182. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 8:42 pm

    me wrote a few times to the ad office.. expected a reply…”you a cook” oops “kook”…
    but even that me no offended..

  183. nanakuli November 3, 2014 8:42 pm

    If we lose to CSU there will be 12,000 at aloha stadium to watch the Bows.

  184. Mokihana November 3, 2014 9:06 pm

    Every week we hear Coach Chow say he tells the guys he loves them. What’s love got to do with it? Know that song? Doesn’t look mutual. Team like ” Warriors gone Wild ”.

  185. Inyoface November 3, 2014 9:18 pm

    If he truly loved the team, the school and the state of Hawaii, he would bow out with half the payout.

  186. 3-Prong November 3, 2014 9:22 pm

    d1, boo: no worry, Cats still get chance. May very well come down to showdown Pacific game. Congrats to da boola boolas who kept it rolling!

  187. oneseason November 3, 2014 9:26 pm

    #182 … maybe a lot more attend UNLV game to support an interim coach?

  188. obachan November 3, 2014 9:38 pm

    #180 st. anthony trojan – Given the UH athletics program’s dependency on public support/attendance for much of their budget, it would seem to be a no-brainer to make it a priority to respond to emails from the public. But as recently evidenced with the debacle regarding the men’s BB program, brain power is perhaps not in abundance at Manoa. I realize that not all emails can be responded to but mine was sent last December after Willis died. I doubt it if UH was being bombarded w/emails back then. As you point out, I think the personal nature of the circumstances should have at least warranted the courtesy of a reply. I was hoping that a donation fund could provide Warrior fans with the opportunity to demonstrate our aloha for the Willis family. But alas, such was not to be -the silence is deafening.

  189. st. anthony trojan November 3, 2014 9:49 pm

    yea me hear you…such good intentions… are not always acknowledged…
    in this case never acknowledged… not to make light of ur noble effort…maybe the volume of mail was overwhelming with x mas wishes n good cheer for the AD n coach chow ? HE HE HE

  190. 3-Prong November 3, 2014 10:36 pm

    Speaking of Iolani Raiders. Congrats to Kanoa Leahea . Pac12 Bb announcer.

    And congrats to Iolani Boys Waterpolo repeat ILH Championship, doing it with a
    Freshman Goalee called up from the JV when the starter got hurt at Sr Camp.

  191. 3-Prong November 3, 2014 10:37 pm

    Leahey too…hehe

  192. obachan November 3, 2014 10:37 pm

    Amen st. anthony trojan – only thing the holiday cheer in the Athletic Dept. this year is quickly turning into bah humbug! 🙂

  193. tom-warriornation November 3, 2014 10:57 pm

    Let’s do a “We get ’em” fund raising to buy out Chow.
    Like Reardon suggested, we need a change NOW. We are now a bottom 10 team; and sinking fast. Chow’s 6-27 record is only surpassed by the Idaho coach–we are NOW compared to the Idaho football program. The players seemed to have given up; less than 20,000 fans show up; RECRUITING WILL BE AFFECTED if we don’t do something now, and we are losing thousands of dollars each week.

    If 37,500 fans donate $20 each; we would easily have the $750,000 to buyout Chow’s contract. Let’s do another crowd-sourcing venture to save our once proud Hawaii football program!

    How many of you would donate $20 to buyout Chow’s contract? I will donate $200.

  194. JustAsking November 4, 2014 12:24 am

    192-Agree with the thought, but hard to donate money that will go into Chow’s pocket. He has made $1.5 million or so the past three years. That is a little more than most of us make in [fill in the blank] years. Maybe Chow needs to make the first donation to help salvage the program.

  195. Tempmanoa November 4, 2014 4:40 am

    4 Prong, was that sarcasm regarding being too busy to respond to emails on Chow and remembering an athlete that died? If not, then you should read Jay’s twitter feed– seems to have lots of time to keep that up. So, maybe we should all tweet him instead of email.

  196. Maddog50 November 4, 2014 6:15 am

    Will be in Fort Collins on Sat proudly wearing my Warrior gear!!! Forecast is about 60 and sunny at sunset… colder that about 40 at the end of the game. When it is in the 60’s in that area you are actually very warm. As far as the game goes provided we come to play I do no think it will be a blow out contrary to what some may think. SJS racked up plenty of yards….not to say we will but CSU being 8-1 is not in the top 25 for a reason. Hoping its competitive and who knows. I am forever optimistic…Go Warriors!!!!

  197. Shoko November 4, 2014 6:35 am

    I think CSU will eventually be in the top 25 – that’s if they don’t lose this weekend. They’re on the fringe of being in the polls.

  198. 3-Prong November 4, 2014 6:50 am

    Maddog50: a good fan you are, with a healthy mix of optimism and realism, but ultimately still a fan. Das how fo support!

    Let’s Go Bows!

  199. 3-Prong November 4, 2014 6:54 am

    Eh, everybody Go Vote!

  200. UHfan808 November 4, 2014 7:19 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    It’s the day to Vote!


  201. A-House November 4, 2014 7:56 am

    you would think that UHAD would have enough smarts, hey, am I giving UH extra credit where none deserved?, to offer a 5 year contract with the 1st 3 nearly guaranteed and UH option on the last 2 – also, consider a “with or without cause” clause

    this way, there is an out without a buy out clause

    apply coach would baulk? maybe, but if he is worth his mettle, UHAD would extend the last 2 years between #2 and #3 thus giving coach much needed boost and recruits know coach will be around for another 3 years.

    much is being said about large $$$ contract, but most fail to recognize that team/school can terminate contract at any time.

  202. A-House November 4, 2014 7:57 am


    mahalo for putting a “quick link” to your new post when announcing it is up!!!

  203. A-House November 4, 2014 7:58 am

    what do you get with a mainland born and raised swimming in isle waters?

  204. Stephen Tsai November 4, 2014 8:01 am

    New post:

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