Graham gets reps, but no QB decision yet

Head coach Norm Chow returned to Honolulu last night and will lead today’s practice.

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Taylor Graham received extensive reps with the No. 1 team, opening the possibility of an expanded role or a quarterback change. After practice, Chow told reporters the position is being evaluated and no decision on a starter has been made.

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Thanks to the generosity of Don Weir, we are giving away two tickets — and a parking pass! — to Saturday’s game against Wyoming. The seats are in the blue section, meaning you’ll be dry and shaded (no matter what the severe-weather forecast)

To enter, please post: Going back to paniolo country

Enter as many times as you wish. Avis will choose a winner.


  1. cocobean October 6, 2014 11:54 pm

    Going back to paniolo country. Good night all.

  2. st. anthony trojan October 6, 2014 11:55 pm

    well this is another win at home..
    what else can me say..
    take rest there jet lag man…

  3. Nick Helsham October 7, 2014 12:27 am

    Going back to Paniolo country. 🙂

  4. Nick Helsham October 7, 2014 12:27 am

    Going back to Paniolo country.

  5. Nick Helsham October 7, 2014 12:28 am

    Going back to Paniolo country. 😉

  6. Nick Helsham October 7, 2014 12:29 am

    Going back to Paniolo country. >_<

  7. Nick Helsham October 7, 2014 12:29 am

    Going back to Paniolo country. Last one for good luck. Lol

  8. BigFan October 7, 2014 12:50 am

    Going back to Paniolo country.
    Sounds like a song that I cannot place right now :).

  9. BowBowl October 7, 2014 12:52 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  10. Ralph October 7, 2014 1:47 am

    at least 4 people without tickets want to go to the Wyoming game and that is encouraging for the Warrior faithful. Go Rainbow Warriors!

  11. Lori October 7, 2014 2:20 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  12. Lori October 7, 2014 2:23 am

    Going back to paniolo country!

  13. Lori October 7, 2014 2:24 am

    going back to paniolo country.

  14. Lori October 7, 2014 2:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country .

  15. Lori October 7, 2014 2:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  16. Lori October 7, 2014 2:25 am

    going back. To paniolo country.

  17. Lori October 7, 2014 2:25 am

    Going back to. paniolo country.

  18. Lori October 7, 2014 2:25 am

    going back to paniolo country

  19. Lori October 7, 2014 2:26 am

    going. back to paniolo country

  20. MAKADOC October 7, 2014 3:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  21. Biggestuhfan October 7, 2014 4:32 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  22. Biggestuhfan October 7, 2014 4:33 am

    Hopefully winning the paniolo trophy will be the start of this turnaround!

  23. scott kaalele October 7, 2014 4:38 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  24. scott kaalele October 7, 2014 4:39 am

    Going back to paniolo country. Hana Hou.

  25. scott kaalele October 7, 2014 4:39 am

    Going back to paniolo country. My home on the range.

  26. Bryson October 7, 2014 4:46 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s New Week New Game Hopefully Different Result…Going Back To Panola Country

  27. Bryson October 7, 2014 4:47 am

    What I Meant To Say Was Going back to Paniolo Country…lol

  28. Bryson October 7, 2014 4:48 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  29. Maddog50 October 7, 2014 4:49 am

    Going back to paniolo country!!! Hey I can’t be there just being a good sport. On another note any injury updates. Hope Julian G is ok, Kennedy is on the mend and we get the other folks back. Watching this game reminded me of SS and his first year…..I found myself screaming throw the ball!!!! De Ja Vue all over again. I did see two sacks where the RB did not look to the inside and a sack occured. If they clean these things up we can be in the games. Last thing any word on Joey????

  30. oldtimer808 October 7, 2014 4:57 am

    Good morning…going back to Paniolo Country…yahooo!! GO RAINBOW WARRIORS AND GOD BLESS COACH CHOW AND FAMILY.

  31. NYUH October 7, 2014 5:04 am

    Hey, I got a four day weekend.

    Going back to paniolo country

  32. NYUH October 7, 2014 5:35 am


  33. PONO October 7, 2014 5:47 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  34. sofaking_blk October 7, 2014 5:53 am

    I hope that one of the changes are “Woolsey is out as QB.”

  35. kawika49 October 7, 2014 6:05 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  36. Green warrior October 7, 2014 6:16 am

    Going back to Paolo country. GO WARRIOR’S!

  37. pollypicador October 7, 2014 6:24 am


    Try not to be so bitter. So obvious. You think (and maybe that’s foreign to you) that I would write something that’s made up. Come on, man, you’re giving me a headache (maybe that’s your intention).It’s called conversation. It’s called relating to an experience and writing about it. The elderly gentlemen (that I wrote about in my last post) definitely said he’s basically jumping overboard, and further he said he attends football practice regularly (just going on by what he said because I even questioned him on the fact that football practice are closed to the public…yet he claimed that it’s not closed to him) and that he often speaks to Chow after practice. Those were his word. Unsolicited. My advice to you is stop playing games…oh never mind play your games (so obvious, and who cares). My advice to myself ignore people that give me a headache (get under my skin) for no logical reasons.


    According to ST’s blog entry-What changes are in the works?

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Clarke was moved back to center. Shigi to LT. Lloyd to RT.

    Audition Stevenson at WR.

    And start Graham at QB.

  38. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:30 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  39. UHfan808 October 7, 2014 6:37 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

  40. UHfan808 October 7, 2014 6:39 am

    Welcome back, Coach Chow!

    Hope all is going well and that Mrs. Chow is stabilized and okay.

  41. UHfan808 October 7, 2014 6:40 am

    Good luck to contest participants!

  42. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:43 am

    Yes. Going back to paniolo country

  43. Randall October 7, 2014 6:52 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  44. FC Warrior October 7, 2014 6:58 am

    Try the scout team players. I bet there are some gems in that group.
    Gotta do something different.

  45. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 7:05 am

    Going back to paniolo country..

  46. Hank October 7, 2014 7:13 am

    Any new info on Gener and Iosefa?

  47. kawika49 October 7, 2014 7:30 am

    Avis, please scratch me from the Don Weir sweepstakes. Thank you.

  48. Dan-O October 7, 2014 7:31 am

    Fonua starting at LB…….Maggitt out at corner. Nelson possible starter at CB.

  49. hatakeman October 7, 2014 7:37 am

    Won’t predict the changes as it only sets up for disappointment. But it will be interesting to hear of what “changes” are announced. This at least keeps an interest in the program. Keeping the formula the same would only drive away more fans.

  50. leron October 7, 2014 7:37 am

    Good call by Dan-O. If Nelson is fully healed, he needs have a bigger role at CB. Maggitt plays the run and short passes well, but has problems with the long ball.

  51. Whats Up October 7, 2014 7:41 am

    Hawaii lost to 3 PAC 12 teams and Rice (2013 Conf USA Champs) but lets not confused the 2013 Rice team was loaded with seniors and was a really good team compared to 2014 that is mediocre at best. Hawaii only win was against FCS opponent. With the offense leaning on the Defense and Special Teams to carry the team and Wyoming defense is better than last years team.

    Plus, Hawaii still doesn’t have a QB and WR/TE that can catch passes reliably. I’m not buying the Hawaii offense until I see it get a pulse because right now the offense has no pulse and is on life support. Chow/Wynn/Matthews need to do something to turn the QB/WR play around or they will be looking for employment else where next season.


    Hawaii 17
    Wyoming 31

  52. jojo October 7, 2014 7:45 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  53. jojo October 7, 2014 7:46 am

    Hey Pomai!


  54. Robin October 7, 2014 7:51 am

    I’m “going back to paniolo country”, stars at night, no city lights
    Paniolo country, my home on the range
    Paniolo country, raindrops fall, the grass grows tall
    Paniolo country, my home on the range

    Going back to paniolo country.

    Credit to Melveen Leed!

  55. PONO October 7, 2014 7:52 am

    Hopefully Graham gets a shot at turning around this ship. Woolsey might learn more from watching from the sidelines. He’s still young and has a future ahead of him. Since we are not using Woolsey’s running capabilities Graham might be the better decision maker in the pocket.

  56. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 7:53 am

    Going back to paniolo country….

  57. walter October 7, 2014 8:00 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  58. Lori October 7, 2014 8:06 am

    Going back to paniolo country…

  59. Green FAN October 7, 2014 8:08 am

    “Going back to Paniolo Country” #uhfan #gowarriorsbeatdacowboys #praynfortickets #justwin #faithfulfan

  60. Lori Umiamaka October 7, 2014 8:08 am

    going TO paniolo country

  61. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:13 am

    The parking pass would be nice.

    Going back to paniolo country

  62. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:13 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  63. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:15 am

    Going back to paniolo country

    Tough injury for Gener. I hope he has a speedy recovery. I also have a feeling Iosefa won’t be back until the very end of the season unfortunately.

  64. (Jesse)James October 7, 2014 8:15 am

    Robin #38…you beat me to it. That was one of her signature songs…. 🙂 I think it was used in a BOH commercial too….

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Curious as to what the changes will be….

    Healing prayers for all who need it. Prayers again for the Chow ohana.

  65. Warbow October 7, 2014 8:18 am

    Lets hope they make a couple changes on the O-line. They need to get Waa and Tupai back in the line-up somehow. Also hoping Gener returns at LB. Nelson at CB. Fonua did okay but seems a step slow in gap coverage. Poti also needs to gain a step or two.

  66. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 8:20 am

    Good luck to all.

    Going back to paniolo country.

  67. waynekai October 7, 2014 8:25 am

    Going back to paniolo country

    Had a great time in Texas…see you all Saturday!

  68. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:25 am

    Going back to paniolo country

    If the changes we are hearing of include the changing of the starting QB, I think we see a boost in offense for this game especially being at home.

    UH – 31
    Wyoming 28

  69. leron October 7, 2014 8:29 am

    #39 Woolsey did pretty well on the ground…he had grossed 101 yards rushing. But with all the sacks and tackles for loss, ended up netting only 53. He LOST 48 yards! Not good. We should hear about Gener soon as he tweeted about a doctor’s visit this morning.

  70. Imua808 October 7, 2014 8:31 am

    From yesterday, unreal… Pomai puts in a lot of work accumulating predictions and you call it non-sense? The regulars have been posting predictions since the beginning. Don’t come here from WSN and tell people to stop. AUWE!!!


    tom-warriornation October 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    We better not take Wyoming lightly since we are favored, lol. And can we stop these non-sense predictions?

  71. DaveLetterMan October 7, 2014 8:32 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Got notification from SA that Graham took first team snaps at practice today.

  72. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:37 am

    Going back to paniolo country


    That is good news. I hope he really takes advantage of this opportunity in his senior season and leads the team to victory. Woolsey is still very young and has time to develop. Maybe this time away from the starting job will be beneficial for him in the long run.

  73. ArcumFortis October 7, 2014 8:50 am

    A hope, a wish but not a prophecy:

    I hope we win 5-6 of our next 8 games and coach Chow hangs on another year. He was smart enough to make the necessary changes in the D coaching staff and they have paid off. He now must be smart enough to do the same with the O. The weakest units on our team (QB and receivers) are coached by very young and inexperienced coaches. If is not working. Coach Chow should call up Rolo and tell him to come home as OC next year. Rolo has been away and proven himself. He might even be one to eventually take the reins as HC. With the O players coming in next year (back from injury, redshirt, mission etc.) we will have more weapons. But we need an OC that can do the job. Then Coach Chow can be a CEO and do what he does best. That is recruit locally and create an environment where young coaches can excell. He needs to let go of the OC duties. I think he is wise enough to do this. I hope he gets the chance. If we keep losing and he is fired it will be more disruptive. Coach Chow has contacts across the country and is respected. This is a good thing. But there is a time when younger coaches need to do the heavy lifting.

  74. Slugger October 7, 2014 8:51 am

    Going back to paniolo country
    Mahalo to Don Weir!
    Bwahahahaha ~ already in paniolo country…but not on Moku o Keawe.

    Aloha kakahiaka kakou!

    Hope the Warriors have a better game on Saturday. I’ll be yelling at my computer.

    Prayers for the Coach’s wife.

  75. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:51 am

    Going back to paniolo country,

    Considering the level of the rivalry, I’m surprised that UH and Fresno State have not developed a trophy for the annual game. I really liked the idea of the golden screwdriver. I would think it would make more sense to have a trophy game with them rather than with Wyoming, although the whole paniolo connection makes sense.

  76. cocobean October 7, 2014 8:52 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

    Welcome back Coach.

  77. Unkanesson October 7, 2014 8:52 am

    Howzit Warrior World!
    Can’t enter the contest, but wanted to make sure credit is given where it’s due:
    Paniolo Country, though popularized by Melveen, was written and first recorded by the Big Island’s Cyrus Green.

  78. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 7, 2014 8:52 am

    Good to hear that Chow is back..Hopefully that means Mrs. Chow is stable on on her way back to a full recovery.

    And to quote a little bit of Sam Cooke,
    “It’s been a long, a long time coming
    But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will”

    …It’s about time 🙂

  79. Paki Parker October 7, 2014 8:57 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  80. Slugger October 7, 2014 9:01 am

    From Ferd’s column:
    “When the society commissioned noted western artist Fred Fellows to create the larger than life statue of Purdy (1873-1945), the first Hawaiian in the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, a decade ago, it put 100 maquettes for sale at $3,200 each to help fund the project.

    Society president Dr. Billy Bergin came up with one of the few remaining ones, now valued at nearly $5,000, to serve as the present trophy. “We wanted it to represent the cowboys and cowgirls for both states,” Bergin said.

    Last year, with the new trophy to play for, Wyoming won 49-42 in Laramie. “We’re taking good care of it,” McKinney said.

    “Hopefully,” Bergin said, “we’ll have it back on the UH side.”

    How fitting would it be if UH’s Keelan Ewaliko, a high school bull rider on Maui, helped keep the Paniolo Trophy here.”

    Got to meet Billy Bergin in 2004 when he was here in Arid-zona. Mahalo for getting a trophy for this game, Doc.

    Would love to see Keelan’s speed on the field. GO WARRIORS!

  81. Former UH Athlete October 7, 2014 9:05 am

    ST…. #shamelesstwitterplug !! LOL

    Heard Curran on the radio yesterday… said film review showed only 1 of 7 sacks were attributed by the OLine. 2 were RBs missing blitz pickup and 4 were on Woosley.

    Curran also said Gener’s injury not looking good. Kennedy T was limping badly at Houston Airport. Glad to see Fonua step up his game. I thought Fonua showed good promise in 2012 as a true freshman, but was dinged up and got lost in the mix with all the LBs acquired the past couple recruiting classes. UH is really showing good quality depth at LB this year by not taking any steps back with the loss of JGW, Tavita, and now Gener. Curran did say Tavita could be back this week, so that’s good.

  82. Paki Parker October 7, 2014 9:11 am

    Going back to paniolo country. We want to go to the game and see the Warriors win!

  83. Duster October 7, 2014 9:12 am

    Going back to paniolo country
    Stars at night no city lights.
    Paniolo country, my home on the range

  84. oldtimer808 October 7, 2014 9:20 am

    Well it will be a good change at qb. Coach needs to shake things up and give others an opportunity to prove themselves. Ewaliko needs more touches. We need play makers.

  85. Andrew October 7, 2014 9:22 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  86. Andrew October 7, 2014 9:22 am

    Going back to paniolo country..

  87. Karl October 7, 2014 9:23 am

    Going back to paniolo country. giddyup

  88. Brian808 October 7, 2014 9:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  89. cocobean October 7, 2014 9:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

    #23. I’d say I’m suspicious not at all bitter. I’ll tell you why. When you first started posting I thought your style was similar to a previous poster – Independent Thinker. I asked you straight out if you ever posted as Indy you never responded. Since then I’ve prefaced several other post to you as pollyp/indy t and you still didn’t say you’re not the person I think you are. It makes me all the more suspicious when you change your story bar story from they said to he said.

    Just tell me I’m wrong in my assumption and I’ll apologize.

  90. Andrew October 7, 2014 9:28 am

    .Going back to paniolo country.

  91. Lori Umiamaka October 7, 2014 9:33 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  92. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:34 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  93. Lori October 7, 2014 9:34 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  94. Lori October 7, 2014 9:37 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  95. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:40 am

    ..Going back to paniolo country..

  96. Creative721 October 7, 2014 9:45 am

    The whole problem with starting Woolsey this entire time is he’s more of an option quarterback (since his passing is suspect, but he can run pretty good). He reminds me of a skinny Michael Carter without the bad looking spiral (but just as inaccurate at times). If they go with Woolsey, they really should look at doing an option offense instead of the Spread. If they go with Taylor Graham (who’s actually better suited to what Chow wants to run), then they should stick with the Spread/Pro Set or whatever they are running now.

  97. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 7, 2014 9:46 am

    I concur with the Ewaliko comment. Get that guy in the game more. He has speed and can play.

    Hint: GO 4-WIDE and ditch the TE a few times for the next game.

  98. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:47 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

    Going back to paniolo country.

  99. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:49 am

    When is everyone going to learn that the pro set is not an offense, just an offensive formation?????

    Going back to paniolo country.

  100. Andrew October 7, 2014 9:49 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

    I think they should adapt the 4th down attempt they did against Washington and use Ewaliko as the thrower. He has the speed to get separation and he has the arm and experience to throw. Although they used that play already, I think it would catch opponents off guard.

  101. Gary October 7, 2014 9:56 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  102. champ October 7, 2014 10:00 am

    Problem with UH’s O is the age old adage: L O F______ T………Problem with attendance is parking. I used to have 4 season tickets because I could arrive at the stadium @ around 7 (730 start those days) park up top on across from the Elementary school, even tailgate sometimes, then cross the small street or go over the walkway…..At first the prkg tickets were given once in awhile for 5 bucks, then 15, then 30 something and then no prkg. Forget it!! I even used to go eat at L&L DI and ask the lady to let me park, then walk a mile plus or so. But when our school starts losing too much its not worth the hassle. That is the main Problem! as I would still go today if I could find parking without having to go 2 hours or more before and still have to walk in. Maybe double deck parking? Also, the stupid rail is not helping but it may help bringing in fans from West Oahu if they will operate at night. But the bottom line is if the team is winning people will come. The QB change will not help much unless that person is struck by lightning as a gift from God.

  103. Andrew October 7, 2014 10:01 am

    .Going back to paniolo country..

  104. Inyoface October 7, 2014 10:05 am

    Go back to the huddle.

  105. Tempmanoa October 7, 2014 10:06 am

    We started our season with out of conference P5 opponents, and an average but tough and well coached opponent in Rice and we know how that went.

    But now we finally face opponents in our conference, starting with one of the worst teams in our division. So after a higher level of competition, it might be just what we need to rebuild at home against Wyoming, and make a few personnel changes for the long haul of in conference games. Will not be easy, but being at home and a better matched opponent is what we need.

  106. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 10:06 am

    Going back to paniolo country!

  107. Olin October 7, 2014 10:11 am

    Going back to paniolo country 🙂

  108. NotNasti October 7, 2014 10:14 am

    Slight change of subject. Have any of you been following Farrington H.S. football? Ranan Mamiya in particular? Hand-timed 4.3 sec. 40, but more importantly, he has game speed. Supposedly could touch a basketball rim at age 12. At age 12, I couldn’t even touch the 8 foot rim. At 5’11” and 170 lbs., he’s better suited to be a receiver than a running back. He’s not yet an NCAA qualifier, as he needs to take the SAT, but what do you guys think? I don’t think he has caught the attention of BCS schools yet, because he was a qb for St. Francis last year, and has not attended any mainland camps.

  109. Warbow October 7, 2014 10:17 am

    Gener was the key to Hawaii’s defensive success, big loss if he is out. Hoping Tavita gets back soon also.

  110. letsgowarriors October 7, 2014 10:20 am

    where you getting this 4.3 speed from?

  111. NotNasti October 7, 2014 10:20 am

    Gaetano DeMattei was pretty stout too.

  112. brenda wong October 7, 2014 10:27 am

    going back to paniola country

  113. brenda wong October 7, 2014 10:27 am

    Going back to paniola country!

  114. JT October 7, 2014 10:28 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  115. NotNasti October 7, 2014 10:28 am

    84. Letsgowarriors:
    Sept. 9 article by Paul Honda:

    excerpts from that article: While Mamiya worked out all summer, including trips to the gym with his mom (Tami), his speed increased and his vertical went bonkers. There’s a video on YouTube of Mamiya, who is 5-foot-11 and said he now weighs 170 pounds, easily dunking a basketball. But unlike many top local athletes who pay their way to the mainland to perform before college recruiters, Mamiya never left the 50th state.

    “I didn’t go to any combines or camps,” Mamiya said. “Financially, it’s not so easy.”

    During the summer, he made one move, actually. He enrolled at Farrington, one of the OIA’s perennial powerhouses. Between playing D-II and paying tuition — even with a 50-percent financial-aid discount — it made too much sense to become a Governor.

    “I wanted to play at the DIvision I level in my senior year. Knowing that I was playing D-II since my sophomore year, it was OK, but i wanted to play better competition,” he said. “I was looking for what’s best for me and my future.”

    Okimoto had no idea who Mamiya was at first.

    “I heard about his highlights on YouTube,” Okimoto said. “We tested him against our defense. In a couple of pass-league games and scrimmages, you could see the difference in his speed and acceleration.”

    His first name, which translates from Hebrew to English as “flourishing,” couldn’t be more accurate. In just four games, Mamiya has rushed for 383 yards on just 35 attempts (10.9 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns. He also has six receptions for 54 yards, as well as an 89-yard kick return for a TD against Kapolei and a 60-yard punt return for a score against Aiea.

    Of the 12 TDs he has been involved with, all but two were of at least 16 yards: 25, 61, 31, 7, 21, 89, 18, 25, 16, 1, 60 and 71 yards.

    Without the big-time camps and combines on his resume, there has been a dearth of recruiters who have actually seen Mamiya perform. Mamiya said he ran a hand-timed 4.3 40-yard dash, which would seem preposterous except that 1) he’s shown that breakaway speed every weekend on the football field, and 2) an OIA coach who is very familiar with elite speed has no doubt about the number.

    Moanalua coach Jason Cauley spent part of his Sunday keeping track of Tampa Bay Buccaneers returner Solomon Patton, who returned two kicks for 52 yards against Carolina. The swift Patton was one of the fastest players in Mobile, Ala. during his prep days at Murphy High School, where Cauley was an assistant coach. Patton went on to play for the University of Florida.

    “Ranan could keep up with him,” Cauley said. “Ranan has mainland speed. He’s about the same height and weight as Solomon. He’ll work out and get faster and stronger, gain weight the right way. Ranan’ll get picked up by a Pac-12 school.”

  116. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 10:28 am

    Re; Ranan Mamiya, he puts up great stats against the weaker opponents, like any good player should. But against Mililani, other than the one reception for 80 yards(more of a catch & run), he didn’t do much. Still, it’d be great to get more guys with speed on this team.

    Going back to paniolo country

  117. Shoko October 7, 2014 10:30 am

    Should Chow decide to start Graham, I think it would have been a good idea to have given Graham some reps in the Rice game. That way, Graham would have had a chance to dust of the cob webs and find a rhythm possibly minimizing the chances of him struggling this weekend.

    Then again, it’s too late now and just have to hope for the best.

  118. Shoko October 7, 2014 10:33 am

    Just hope Graham, if he starts, doesn’t have a game like USC last year where he struggled mightily.

  119. Shoko October 7, 2014 10:35 am

    Anyway, thinking about making plans to attend Warriors homecoming game this month. Just have to research some flight information later tonight.

  120. Andrew October 7, 2014 10:38 am

    Going back to paniolo country


    The O-line has improved since then though so one would hope he doesn’t have that bad as a performance as he did in that game. For the time that he was in the Colorado game, he looked pretty good on his throws. I don’t really fault him that much for that interception.

  121. letsgowarriors October 7, 2014 10:42 am

    I have a hard time believing 4.3, but if another OIA coach is vouching for his speed, then ill take his word for it. hopefully UH is taking a look at him to play slot.

  122. letsgowarriors October 7, 2014 10:42 am

    thanks, NotNasti

  123. Andrew October 7, 2014 10:49 am

    Going back to paniolo country,

  124. NotNasti October 7, 2014 10:54 am

    I’m not saying I believe the 4.3 claim, just reporting it. 40 yd. speed is kinda like height. Self-reported? All I know is, he’s fast. Not Mike Akiu fast, but more like Kealoha Pilares fast.

  125. ponojr October 7, 2014 11:04 am

    Going back to paniolo country

    Hope the Warriors can kick some cowboy behind! Yeehaw!!!!

  126. amela October 7, 2014 11:04 am

    Going back to paniolo country. Go Rainbow Warriors!

  127. Andrew October 7, 2014 11:06 am

    ,Going back to paniolo country.

  128. SteveM October 7, 2014 11:19 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Waiting for interesting news from the practice field this week.
    Continued well wishes for Mrs. Chow!

  129. Terry October 7, 2014 11:22 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  130. beans October 7, 2014 11:23 am

    O line needs to block, running backs need to block the right man, db needs to shutdown the long pass, quarterback need to be accurate, receivers need to catch the ball, coach needs intelligent play calling…………….In other words……EXECUTE! Then we win going away.

  131. Andrew October 7, 2014 11:29 am

    Going back to paniolo country….

  132. Shoko October 7, 2014 11:32 am

    91. True. I’m more concerned with Graham protecting the ball and not forcing throws that’s easily intercepted. I think that may be one reason why Chow is hesitant about starting him. At this point, going with the lessor of two evils, for lack of a better expression, is what Chow is facing.

  133. Pete Jek October 7, 2014 11:35 am

    Going back to paniolo country

  134. Shoko October 7, 2014 11:37 am

    I think opposing teams have realized that Maggitt might be a advantage in their passing game and trying to capitalize on that. I was looking at the stats and noticed out of all the players he has the most passes defended (6).

  135. sofaking_blk October 7, 2014 11:42 am

    At this point they have no choice but to go with another QB. Putting Woolsey back in there is out of the question. IMHO Woolsey needs to change to another position.

  136. sofaking_blk October 7, 2014 11:45 am

    How many time does Maggitt have to get burn they pull him. I just can’t believe the he’s the best we’ve got at that position, there’s got to be sombody else.

  137. hatakeman October 7, 2014 11:50 am

    I’ll be at the game. Hoping changes makes it exciting.

  138. Inyoface October 7, 2014 11:51 am

    Woosley is a wildcat qb at best. I don’t think we can judge Graham by the few games he played last year. Graham should use the running game and several quick slant route passing to open up the deep ball.

  139. hatakeman October 7, 2014 11:53 am

    To put things in perspective, Cal defense allowed 59 pts, but nobody complaining because offense scored 60.

  140. Andrew October 7, 2014 11:54 am

    ..Going back to paniolo country..


    I don’t know. People always find things to complain about..

  141. Old Diver October 7, 2014 11:56 am

    The term pro-set is being used generically as a formation which allows the defense to line up eight in the box giving them a numerical advantage. A spread formation spreads the formation with quick slots being guarded by a linebacker or safety taking a defender out of the box.

  142. TJKauai October 7, 2014 12:04 pm

    Going back to paniolo country !!

  143. Inyoface October 7, 2014 12:08 pm

    I believe when an offense becomes stagnant and O-line will not protect as well, hopefully a change will give faith and reenergize the line.

  144. Duster October 7, 2014 12:09 pm

    Golden opportunity for Taylor Graham. Carpe opportunitatem

    Going back to paniolo country

  145. pollypicador October 7, 2014 12:15 pm

    Just went to KKEA’s website and can see an advertisement on their front page announcing Chow’s presence on the Call the Coach Show tonight at 6 p.m.

    It should be interesting.

    My questions to the coach- 2:55 remaining in the game, 1st and 10 and Rice has the ball at their 42 yard line. Rice runs the ball for a 4 yard gain. Your team has 3 timeouts remaining. You’re also at the point in the game (and you should know this) that you have to preserve the clock yet you sat there and watch Rice run close to 40 seconds off the game clock . Why? That wasn’t very smart. Your thoughts.

    My second question-Does your team ever practice screen plays and draws? Because honestly I can’t remember when I have seen your team either attempt one of these plays, or successfully accomplished one of these type of plays.

    My third question-Every successful QB I’ve seen has good mechanics. These type of QB’s take the snap in the shotgun and backpedal deeper into pocket. Their foot work is quick. Former QB Moniz did this well (he should have been your QB GA). I watch your current QB,IW, he is very slow with all his mechanic. Is this teachable? Is it teachable to teach a QB not to telegraph his passes? Are you truthfully a QB guru?

    My fourth question-Gaetano DeMattei has really come on strong of late. For the limited time he has played he has made some big time plays. Can you tell me a little more about this player because I am impressed with his play, tackling.

    My fifth question-Any thoughts of moving Clarke back to center?

  146. cocobean October 7, 2014 12:28 pm

    I’ll support whoever starts at QB. Prior to the start of the season I was hoping Graham would win out, he had the most game experience and had shown he was making a little progress until he got hurt. Since Woolsey was named the starter I’ve been behind him 100%. I’ve been advocating tweaking the offense rather than changing the QB. If the coaches feel a change is needed I’m not going to complain.

    Both have the physical attributes to succeed but neither has shown the savvy needed to manage Chow’s offense. They need to play with more confidence be more relaxed. Be less indecisive and trust what they’re seeing. React to the situation rather than think about it.

  147. Kanak October 7, 2014 12:30 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

  148. Kanak October 7, 2014 12:33 pm

    Makes you wonder what TG has done to lose pretty much all confidence in him? Ya the kid wasn’t the savior last season, but with Ikaika being only consistent in being inconsistent c’mon give TG a shot… GO BOWS!!!

  149. Andrew October 7, 2014 12:34 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

    For anyone that has gone to any of the call the coaches this year, how is the food at rumors?

  150. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 12:43 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.!

  151. Andrew October 7, 2014 12:46 pm

    ,,Going back to paniolo country,,

  152. pollypicador October 7, 2014 1:07 pm

    Good coverage by UH’s athletic site on the Wyoming game-write up, video interview with player and coaches, game notes.

    Under game notes I can see that the defense is holding opponent’s to 30% on third down conversions-good for 19th in the nation. This is a good stat. The bad stat is that the defense is practically last in red zone defense.

    Offensive stats are near the bottom in almost all categories.

    Also I took a closer look of the Warrior’s practice calendar and it indicates that Friday practices are the only practice that are closed… so it got me to thinking…

  153. pollypicador October 7, 2014 1:28 pm

    Regarding this website.

    At the beginning all the bells and whistles.

    There was a countdown clock…there was an opponents picture or logo to channel bad energy towards…there were definitely more write ups. From the 20th to the 3rd-nothing (minus no live blog for the Rice game). In the last four days there are 3 new blog entries in addition to ST’s.

    This doesn’t compare to the start. The trajectory is less. How hard is it to maintain a count down clock? An opponent’s logo? Write ups? Or to feed the viewers that are hungry for the norm that similar team sites have?

  154. bowwar October 7, 2014 1:30 pm

    The QB situation is ultimately the Coach’s decision, but a 47% completion rate is truly unacceptable considering this offense and its goals. I don’t think we can do much worse with moving Graham into the QB position and giving him the opportunity to improve the passing game. It’s the same thing we did with Schroeder last year and he excelled. Woolsey had his opportunity and will likely have future opportunities if he continues to improve. But, I think the time has come for the team to move forward and make a change…

  155. tarai October 7, 2014 1:33 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

  156. tarai October 7, 2014 1:39 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  157. Andrew October 7, 2014 1:39 pm

    .Going back to paniolo country…

  158. C-Pop October 7, 2014 1:43 pm

    Time to give next QB a chance, Ikaika was very effective running the ball vs Rice but when pass completions were needed he (or receivers) couldn’t deliver, an unfortunate recurrence in most games. Graham has big arm hopefully he will be able to read coverages, anticipate open windows-receivers, and complete passes with consistency. Passing game cannot get any worse than it is now and heading into MWC games Chow must make the move to next QB up.

  159. Andrew October 7, 2014 1:46 pm

    ..Going back to paniolo country.

  160. jeezy33 October 7, 2014 1:46 pm

    114. Time management was fine. We couldn’t get a stop, that was the issue. The key there is you need to assume a run on 1st play and stack the box to get a no gain. Then on 2nd down, you use your 1st time out with about 2:10 remaining saving 2 time outs left. This is smart because you force Rice into a passing situation on 3rd down giving Hawaii a chance to keep 2 time outs in their back pocket for offense…

    So where things went wrong was giving up 4 on 1st, then on 2nd down when you want to you your 1st time out, Rice gets a 1st down and kills the plan. You don’t burn time outs on 1st down because you waste 8-10 seconds doing so.

  161. 808WarriorFan October 7, 2014 1:53 pm

    At this point UH has nothing to lose…start TG and stick w/ him. Give him a fair shot for the whole game and see if the team will rally around him.

  162. Former UH Athlete October 7, 2014 2:00 pm

    Paniolo Trophy on the line!

  163. Tiki808 October 7, 2014 2:02 pm

    Just for the show here, (45) Wyoming (10) Hawai’i. Predicting another loss for Hawai’i Warriors based on certain conditions. Defense sucks. Offense non-existence under Ikaika Woolsey. Running game not strong enough to carry a team. All under rated player playing in the game.

  164. Andrew October 7, 2014 2:02 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

    Something I definitely admire about the teams in the Chow era is their discipline. Sure they may have your occasional substitution penalty, false start, offsides, etc but you never really see any silly personal foul penalties as we have seen many times in past regimes. I also love their effort and “its never over until the clock strikes 0:00” attitude.

  165. Wes'side Warrior October 7, 2014 2:08 pm

    Howzit, Gang!

    First off, our prayers for Mrs. Chow and the Chow ‘ohana.

    Hope we all heal up good and quick. Those waiting in the wings… gotta step up when called. Play whistle to whistle. Don’t give up or let up on any play, at any time.

    Looking forward to a good game against Wyoming…

    Going back to Paniolo Country! Wow! Haven’t heard that song since the 70’s!

    Have a great day, everyone!

  166. Tiki808 October 7, 2014 2:09 pm

    I also saw the NCAA exhibition space center the players went to and I did comment on it. One note of thought? Next time take the players to a wrestling match and not study gaseous substance floating around in space about millions of light years away and somewhere in the nearer galaxy of the universe. That might help the team’s mentality or psyche going into a game.

  167. Tiki808 October 7, 2014 2:13 pm

    NASA space center (correction) in Houston is for intellectuals. This field trip did not help the team’s psyche going into Rice Owls stadium this past Saturday. As I said above, next time take them to another activity. Studying gaseous substance in a nearby galaxy doesn’t help them prepare for a game. I saw the teacher also from Farrington High School with Lance Williams saying “shaka” to the camera.

  168. Andrew October 7, 2014 2:14 pm

    Going back to paniolo country!

  169. jojo October 7, 2014 2:15 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  170. 808 October 7, 2014 2:17 pm

    It is still 0-0 in the MWC. Here is hoping UH can put it all together and make a run in the MWC. Best wishes and prayers to Coach Chow and his family.

  171. Andrew October 7, 2014 2:18 pm

    ..Going back to paniolo country….

  172. Andrew October 7, 2014 2:19 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

    I hope they at least beat Fresno State..Losing to them the past few years has not been fun

  173. Tiki808 October 7, 2014 2:22 pm

    How much did they pay to get into the NASA space center? $8 per ticket. Guessing. Worth it?

  174. jojo October 7, 2014 2:23 pm

    Going back to Paniolo Country.


  175. Don Weir October 7, 2014 2:30 pm

    To the Winner of ‘Going back to paniolo country’
    You will be sitting with my cousins Madison Spotts and Greg Culver up in HH
    Just a heads up but not necessarily a warning.

  176. Former UH Athlete October 7, 2014 2:31 pm

    I thinks there is a big misconception that Chow is a “QB guru”. I think the media and fans alike have overblown this aspect of Chow’s resume. Chow has been a very good coordinator, and play caller over the years, but the last time Chow was a QB coach by title was back in the 1990’s at BYU. Since then, he’s been strictly an OC, which doesn’t necessarily teach fundamentals to the QBs.

    Chow has had great QBs play for him, but when you consider the schools he was coaching at, he never had to “find” or “teach” QBs. At BYU (back when he was there) and USC, top talented QBs came to from all over and all he (and the HC) had to do was evaluate and pick out which 4 & 5 star QBs they wanted.

  177. Andrew October 7, 2014 2:37 pm

    Going back to Paniolo Country.


    It’s definitely an upgrade from the seats I have now.

  178. thekiddd October 7, 2014 2:39 pm

    Going back to Paniolo Country

  179. walter October 7, 2014 2:44 pm

    I’ll bite, re: 132
    do you ever read your posts before you hit submit?

  180. Travel Monkey October 7, 2014 2:46 pm

    Going back to paniolo country!

  181. Turfwar October 7, 2014 2:50 pm

    Letsgowarriors. Fastest kid I’ve seen this year is Kapolei’s Tristan Centeio 5’10 170 WR/DB. At the Kapolei- Farrington game this kid caught Mamiya from behind and from across the field. Just a blur. Kapolei needs to get the ball to this guy in the open field. He’s electric when given the chance.

  182. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 2:59 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.!!

  183. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 3:07 pm

    ..Going back to paniolo country.!

  184. azwarrior22 October 7, 2014 3:18 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

  185. Bryson October 7, 2014 3:25 pm

    1)Going back to paniolo country

  186. Bryson October 7, 2014 3:25 pm

    2)Going back to paniolo country

  187. marc October 7, 2014 3:28 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

  188. pollypicador October 7, 2014 3:39 pm

    I would think (just saying with amusement) that all the contestants that posted, per instructions, have a chance to win -Going back to paniolo country

    All the ones that added a period, explanation point, double explanation point, three little dots, period/explanation point have their entries defaulted.

    Rules are rules (just kidding).

    Ha, ha if I should win.

    From my observation of blog giveaways the Hilton Hawaiian Village/overnight stay with food tab had the most entrants. I’m guessing sometime back in 2009-2010. People came out of lurking to enter that contest. If I hit this on the nose (wow) and guess the winner…did the winner have the initials ds (?).

  189. pollypicador October 7, 2014 3:46 pm

    And if I remember correctly the sponsor of the HHV contest had the blog name of puffer (I think..puff,puff something).

  190. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 3:49 pm

    it seems like ‘old ways’ are ingrain in some of us.. n hard to make change…
    from reports on here on this blog.. seems like higgins was or always had BETTER STATS IN SCRIMMAGE ETC.. THEN IKAIKA.. yet he was always assigned to back-up..n now gone…seems how this past scrimmage.. bukowski sp? had a good scrimmage.. yet did not see that he even played a single down…

    but for all intent n purposes…the real season begins on sat…
    hope there is a recommit by both players n coaches.. n maybe even sum of us fans.. n move forward in a positive tone…they can do it… they have worked hard enough..the wins will come now…

  191. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 3:56 pm

    where is artie wilsons pick on here ??

  192. nutmegger October 7, 2014 3:58 pm

    I think the team and the QBs especially could use some visualization and meditation techniques to calm the mind and develop focus.

    I have been accused of kumbaya-itis by other blog posters, but meditation has helped me deal with stresses and to maintain a positive outlook. I think it was Merv Lopes that used these techniques when he coached Chaminade to a national title.

    We can beat Wyoming.

  193. Andrew October 7, 2014 4:06 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  194. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:07 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  195. beans October 7, 2014 4:13 pm

    me thinks all these numerous”going back to paniolo country”blogs are silly.

  196. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:18 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  197. Andrew October 7, 2014 4:18 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  198. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:19 pm

    Too much

    Going back to paniolo country.

    I’m being moderated now. LoLz!

  199. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:21 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  200. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:22 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  201. Andrew October 7, 2014 4:30 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


    Hey if he says you can enter as many times as you want, people will go for it.

  202. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:32 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  203. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:33 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  204. palolo cruza October 7, 2014 4:33 pm

    So glad that Graham is getting a chance, I hope that people are patient with him. He will make errant throws, but he gives us a much better chance to win than the others.

  205. Andrew October 7, 2014 4:48 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  206. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 4:51 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  207. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:02 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  208. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:12 pm

    Going back to paniolo country


  209. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 5:13 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  210. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 5:14 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.!

  211. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 5:15 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  212. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:17 pm

    Going back to paniolo country_

  213. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 5:17 pm

    yea.. maybe next week.. me will offer two round trip tickets around the world with 15 stop overs…me have to go find me pan american writing typewriter first..

  214. DaveLetterMan October 7, 2014 5:18 pm

    Looks like it’s a two man race – Andrew vs Marleysdad!

  215. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 5:19 pm

    yea.. maybe next week.. me will offer two round trip tickets around the world with 15 stop overs…me have to go find me pan american writing typewriter first…. then two happy campers will be happy…

  216. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:19 pm

    _Going back to paniolo country_

  217. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:20 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

    haha a bit excessive with the posting but you do what you gotta do

  218. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 5:23 pm

    god. i hope taylor graham starts. Woolsey is about as good of a quarterback so far as norm chow’s record as a head coach. If taylor graham is terrible and can’t get the job in another four games, then well, that fault lies squarely on the coaching staff for not being able to develop ANY quarterback during Chow’s tenure (with the possible exception of shroeder, but even then, it seems like they accidentally stumbled on him).

    It’s also interesting to see the chow apologists talk about UH football. First it’s “we believe!.” Then it’s “we almost beat washington!” then “well. we got demolished in the first half of oregon state, but the defense is good!” then “our offense was completely incompetent against a cellar dweller pac-12 team, but pac-12 is SOOO much better than us! with rice, they’re a team on our level, so we’ll be successful.” and then “well. we’re still 0-0 in MWC play!”

  219. Loyal Fan October 7, 2014 5:35 pm

    Going back to paniolo country!
    Go Warriors!

  220. Surfer UH Football Fan October 7, 2014 5:35 pm

    Coach chow I pray that your wife gets a speedy
    Recovery, and let your family be bless!!!!!!!
    Love and Aloha!!!!!!!!!

  221. Andrew October 7, 2014 5:44 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

    I hope that Taylor succeeds as well.

  222. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 5:45 pm

    well they have ewaliko.. n seems like he is going to ‘burn’ a year …while learning the system…n that is bs to me… you can call his play.. n tell him exactly what to do n where to go…

  223. mucwong October 7, 2014 5:51 pm

    Going back to paniolo country

  224. andrew II October 7, 2014 5:56 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  225. 99club October 7, 2014 5:56 pm

    It’s not the QB.

  226. skeeter October 7, 2014 6:01 pm

    Andrew III

  227. konacat October 7, 2014 6:02 pm

    Going back to paniolo country
    Andrew IV

  228. jeezy33 October 7, 2014 6:09 pm

    I wonder how many times we will hear the word “tremendous” on call the coach tonight.

  229. Tempmanoa October 7, 2014 6:13 pm

    I now have a more realistic view of what Chow, his staff, and the team can or cannot do. I think a reasonable accomplishment (vs team’s ideal goal) is to win every game we are favored to win– and after the Rice loss, ESPN has that as Wyoming and UNLV, plus at least one upset, for a total of 4 wins. I think benching Woolsey for Graham is the right call (agree we should have given Graham some more time in the games). I hope we put more emphasis on the passing game because our lack of balance is killing the offense. With more success passing we will open the run game and that plus the passing will let us score more than one or two TD’s and help the defense. Wynn has a chance to redeem himself by working with Graham and the offense, but I don’t expect miracles.

  230. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 6:19 pm

    tempmanoa: do you think 4 wins should be enough to save norm chow’s job and give him one more year? at what point do you cut the line?

  231. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:43 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  232. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:44 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  233. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:53 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  234. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 6:53 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  235. Andrew October 7, 2014 7:14 pm


    Going back to paninolo country

  236. Andrew October 7, 2014 7:14 pm

    Going back to paninolo country!!

  237. Andrew October 7, 2014 7:15 pm

    !Going back to paninolo country

  238. st. anthony trojan October 7, 2014 7:20 pm

    well if u give coach one more year…same problem.. no QB..really.. no proven one..unless witteck gets on board..

  239. pollypicador October 7, 2014 7:50 pm


    In last week’s game against Rice what is the purpose of taking 2 strength and conditioning coaches. Does the team really need to take both on the road, especially for an athletic department that’s swimming in red. Why? I saw Beemer bring the players out onto the field at the start of the game and then later I saw Tommy standing on the sidelines. Isn’t one SC enough, or is normal for Chow to bring both? Or was the idea to treat Tommy to a free trip to NASA?

  240. oneseason October 7, 2014 7:53 pm

    While 2014 certainly looks pretty good for historical penalty yards per game, the previous two years weren’t overly impressive even from that perspective. And even this year (so far) is comparable to the 2009-2011 seasons.

    Looking at NCAA statistics for penalties between 2004 and now, Hawaii’s best ranking was #37 (50 yards/game) in 2004, and the worst ranking was #119 in 2008 (78 yards per game). Averaging over all years, Hawaii has about 60 yards/game of penalties. For the 2007 season, Hawaii was #105 (66 yards/game). For the 2009-2011 seasons, Hawaii was #50, #77, #47 (50, 55, and 46 yards per game). For the 2012 and 2013 season, Hawaii was #74 (54 yards/game) and #117 (couldn’t find on NCAA website, but looks about right at ~65 yards/game). For 2014 season so far, Hawaii is #44 (49 yards per game).

  241. pollypicador October 7, 2014 7:56 pm


    Of the returning recruits returning from their missions next year is it a lock that they will be playing for Hawaii. Or do they have the freedom to renege on their scholarship offer with Hawaii and (re)-sign else where if they so choose?

  242. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 8:19 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  243. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 8:22 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  244. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 8:25 pm

    Oneseason: you bring up a good point. there’s a lot of people talking about how “disciplined” norm chow’s team is. I wonder if that REALLY is the case. What makes them think the team is any more disciplined than when june jones was here, or von appen, or wagner? Is it because he makes the players cut their hair?

    much like the whole “norm chow graduates his players,” i suspect this whole “disciplined” thing is more of a “people just making things up based on their impression of norm chow” thing.

  245. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 8:26 pm

    maybe it’s because norm chow looks like a stern local asian man and that he yelled at dave reardon.

  246. Andrew October 7, 2014 8:34 pm

    Going back to paninolo country.


    Well for one thing, the Chow coached teams have a lot less silly costly personal foul penalties.

  247. Tempmanoa October 7, 2014 8:36 pm

    Next year will be a rough year for the team again– maybe worse than this year because we lose valuable senior leadership and guys like Harding. Who knows if 3, 4, or 5 teams will be enough for Chow to keep his job. The longer it takes to get the program back to where it was before Chow, the more fans lose interest. I do know that there is building pressure to remove BJ from several boosters– there has been some noise in the media on this and the most obvious was Blangiardi’s statement on his station that leadership was lacking at the top of the Athletic Department.

  248. Inyoface October 7, 2014 8:40 pm

    The Oline will have to step up and make sure Taylor has plenty of time because he won’t roll out as much as Ikaika. He can see the whole field in the pocket and will be better if not worrying about being sacked.

  249. pollypicador October 7, 2014 8:48 pm

    Worried about Wyoming sacking the QB? Don’t be worried.

    In 5 games this season the team has a total of 3 QB sacks while the Wyoming offensive line has given up 22.

    Conversely the Warriors have 9 sacks and have given up 19 sacks thru 5 games.

  250. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 8:56 pm

    andrew: do they really? i’m not trying to act dumb. i’m actually curious. because from what oneseason is saying, the penalties under the chow regime seems to be more or less average. neither extremely bad or extremely good. i remember june jones’ teams used to get a lot of celebration penalties, especially early on. most people didn’t think this was a very big deal at all, like “omg. so undisciplined, unfocused, and june jones is running a frat house for a football team!” plus, they were winning football games and were exciting to watch, so that always helps.

  251. 4-Prong October 7, 2014 8:59 pm

    tempmanoa: once UH loses harding, my god. he’s the only one worth watching on offense and special teams. actually, nobody is worth watching on offense. but he’s the shining star on special teams. it’s a good thing we get to see him A LOT during games.

  252. Fei Jai October 7, 2014 9:13 pm

    at 115

    “Both have the physical attributes to succeed but neither has shown the savvy needed to manage Chow’s offense.”

    What is chow’s offense? Run, run, pass, punt. Don’t need much savvy or gravy to run that kind offense. You could run that offense, especially since you so savvy, huh, bean? Run, run, pass, punt. You can, bean, you da kine, ah, savvy, as you say, so i sure you can run “chow’s offense”.

  253. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:34 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  254. Marleysdad October 7, 2014 9:40 pm

    Going back to paniolo country.

  255. Cheyah! October 7, 2014 9:51 pm

    The Warriors are “Going back to paniolo country” to get that W!

    Go Warriors!

  256. cocobean October 7, 2014 10:28 pm

    Going back to paniola country.

    I think the coaching staff is well aware of the growing sentiment for a change of QBs. It’ll be surprise to many if Graham doesn’t get an honest as a starter. If Chow pulls the trigger I hope they put Graham in a position to succeed.

    In my opinion it’s hard for the QB to get rhythm if the only viable targets have been to one wide out and whoever is in the slot. The coaches got to be a little more cagey in getting the ball to the TE, RB or the right wide out. Hot routes for the TE and RB have been non existent when the blocking breaks down or when the blitz comes. You’d think they’d be able to come up with personnel packages with at least 4 viable targets. It was disturbing to me that the TE played every snap in the CU game but didn’t catch a pass. He was more or less a sixth lineman even on obvious pass situations.

    For whoever starts at QB give him at least 3 targets when they intend to pass. 4 would be even better.

  257. DaveLetterMan October 7, 2014 10:30 pm

    Good luck to Andrew or Marleysdad. Hope your determination makes one of you a winner like the determination of our Warriors will make them a winner against Wyoming!
    Go Warriors!

  258. islandman October 7, 2014 11:08 pm

    # 249 — Rice had 8 sacks before the UH game, an average of 2 per game, then they had 7 more vs. UH. UH had four sacks vs. Rice.

  259. islandman October 7, 2014 11:36 pm

    Lunar eclipse going on now overhead.

  260. Marleysdad October 8, 2014 12:21 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  261. Marleysdad October 8, 2014 12:24 am

    Thanks Daveletterman!

  262. Marleysdad October 8, 2014 12:24 am

    Going back to paniolo country.

  263. amela October 8, 2014 12:29 am

    Going back to paniolo country. Buck Wyoming!

  264. Boolakanaka October 8, 2014 3:52 am

    FUHA– I’m rather certain he was the QB coach with the Titans as I recall distinctly him doing film study with Vince Young. That said, albeit Vince’s considerable athletic talent, how that ended up…

  265. Boolakanaka October 8, 2014 3:56 am

    St. Anthony’s –sorry, but Artie is busy fixing his rug.

  266. Andrew October 8, 2014 4:43 am

    ‘Going back to paniolo country’

  267. Gary October 8, 2014 4:52 am


    Steven: Remember coaching you basketball in your intermediate years in Manoa Valley. Glad you choose the Journalism route and not the NBA. Keep up the good work.

  268. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2014 5:52 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
    It’s time to move the show to:

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