Depth chart

Here’s the post-spring depth chart:

Left wideout
Marcus Kemp (6-4, 185, Jr.)
Vasquez Haynes (6-2, 215, Jr.) or Devan Stubblefield (6-0, 185, Fr.)

Left tackle
Ben Clarke (6-3, 290, Sr.)
J.R. Hensley (6-5, 315, Fr.)

Left guard
Leo Koloamatangi (6-5, 285, Jr.)
Elijah Tupai (6-4, 300, So.)

Brenden Urban (6-1, 305, Sr.)
John Wa‘a (6-4, 310, So.)

Right guard
Dejon Allen (6-2, 280, So.)
Asotui Eli (6-4, 290, Fr.)

Right tackle
R.J. Hollis (6-5, 290, Jr.)
Matt Norman (6-5, 260, Jr.)

Tight end
Metuisela Unga (6-5, 240, So.)
Harold Moleni (6-2, 240, Sr.)

Dylan Collie (5-10, 175, Fr.)
Ryan Pasoquen (6-0, 190, Sr.)

Right wideout
Quinton Pedroza (6-2, 220, Sr.)
Keelan Ewaliko (5-11, 185, So.) or Ammon Barker (6-4, 210, So.)

Max Wittek (6-4, 240, Sr.)
Ikaika Woolsey (6-1, 210, Jr.)

Running back
Diocemy Saint Juste (5-8, 180, Jr.)
Steven Lakalaka (5-10, 215, Jr.)

Kennedy Tulimasealii (6-1, 285, Jr.)
David Manoa (6-3, 240, So.)

Nose tackle
Penitito Faalologo (5-11, 295, So.)
Kory Rasmussen (6-2, 295, Jr.)

Luke Shawley (6-2, 250, Sr.)
Meffy Koloamatangi (6-5, 240, So.)

Outside linebacker
Lance Williams (6-0, 220, Sr.)
Jahlani Tavai (6-4, 235, Fr.) or Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea (6-3, 250, Jr.)

Inside linebacker
Simon Poti (6-0, 230, Sr.)
Russell Williams Jr. (6-1, 230, So.)

Inside linebacker
Benetton Fonua (6-0, 235, Sr.)
Julian Gener (5-11, 225, Sr.)

Outside linebacker
Jerrol Garcia-Williams (6-2, 235, Sr.)
Jeremy Castro (6-4, 240, So.)

Ne’Quan Phillips (5-9, 185, Sr.)
Jerrell Jackson (6-0, 175, So.)

Trayvon Henderson (6-0, 190, Jr.)
Daniel Lewis (5-11, 180, So.)

Marrell Jackson (6-0, 185, Sr.)
Dany Mulanga (6-3, 200, Fr.) or Damien Packer (5-11, 195, Jr.)

Nick Nelson (6-0, 190, So.)
Jamal Mayo (5-11, 185, Jr.)

Aaron Novoa (6-0, 190, Jr.

Alex Trifonovitch (6-1, 180, Fr.)

Brian Hittner (6-1, 200, Sr.)
Brodie Nakama (5-9, 250, Jr.)

Brodie Nakama (5-9, 250, Jr.)
Brian Hittner (6-1, 200, Sr.)


  1. warriorsanddolphins June 8, 2015 6:54 pm

    I guess we are exposing our lack of depth at defensive tackle by using a three man front 2 defensive ends and a nose guard.

  2. J-FORCE June 8, 2015 6:55 pm


  3. A-House June 8, 2015 7:55 pm

    if I read correctly, only 70% of the 17,500 some season ticket holders renewed their tickets

    lets see, calculator, that makes 12,250 and some 5,250 did NOT!!! calculator! do the math – 5,250 x $120 = – $630,000 even before the selling of seats to the public and I for one do NOT see a rush to buy tickets nor many “walk-ups” if team starts with a 1 and 3 record.

    economy is improving, but families have set priorities to use their hard earned $$

    BTW, met Big Hilo’s uncle today who attend his funeral and said the gym was overflowing in BHF2’s hometown – probably 1,500 mourners.

    If Matlin can get several individuals/businesses to cover 2015 travel expenses, team ends up with a winning record, wins the Hawaii Bowl, he has a chance to lessen the 2016 debt – how much? dunno, but IF Matlin can get others to cover the 2016 travel expenses, then good chance of maybe bringing the annual debt down to a live able $1 – 1.5 million.

    of course, it would help much if the Men/Women’s VB, Men BB, and baseball can break even or turn a profit in 2015-16 year.

    com’on Tsaikos, win the megabucks or lottery!! State of Hawaii says gambling is illegal for Hawaii residents, but bet they would be 2nd in line to collect income tax behind the Feds

    maybe the 2016 Legislature will surprise us by granting a “line item” for travel expenses and Title IX of $3 or 4 million and grant “casino style” gambling in Hawaii with 40% of the profits to the State General Fund, 30% for education, 25% for medical, and 4% for UH Manoa System and 1% for UHAD. Of course, the education and medical funds would include funding for UH maintenance and Medical School. This, of course, would be “free and clear” over what is normally budgeted.

  4. papajoe2 June 8, 2015 8:06 pm

    How much money did UH receive from the MWC?

  5. oneseason June 8, 2015 8:57 pm

    As of 11 June 2013, 16,163 season tickets had been sold. Assuming the 70% of 17,500, that is 12,500 season tickets. So sales at the same time of year 2 years ago were 3,913 greater. Since season ticket renewals started early this year, the real difference seems like it would be more. I renewed my tickets. Since this appears to be the first year that Coach Chow has a complete coaching staff, I am hopeful that UH can beat Colorado and 7 wins can be achieved. However, if Coach Chow leads UH to a 0-1 record, it seems likely the record will go to 1-5. This should be an interesting season.

  6. oneseason June 8, 2015 8:58 pm

    woops .. forgot the reference link ..

  7. Old School Dave June 8, 2015 9:31 pm

    I am thankful to the Ching family for what they have done for UH athletics. If Lahainaluna High can attract a donor, part-time Maui resident Sue D. Cooley, to fund construction of its new stadium and field, UH can also do the same in finding similar individuals in the community. I am hopeful that Mr. Matlin will do just that.

  8. pollypicador June 8, 2015 9:37 pm

    #-PLAYOFF POOL: – Each of the Big 5 conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, PAC-12, SEC) will receive an estimated $50 million, whether or not it qualifies a team for the playoffs. An estimated $6 million bonus will be paid for each team a conference sends to the semifinals, $4 million for participating in one of the “Big 6 Bowls”, but no additional dollars for reaching the championship game where each school will receive an estimated $2 million for expenses. Each of the “Group of 5” conferences (American, CUSA, MAC, MWC, Sun Belt), will receive an estimated $18 million each, Notre Dame will receive an estimated $3.75 million, and remaining independents will bag roughly $1.85 million each. Big 6 bowls that don’t host a semifinal game, will split additional revenue with the participating teams/conferences.

    According to this article what is 18 million divided by 10 of the MWC football teams? Hawaii is due the BCS playoff money? Last season I read it was in the neighborhood of 600K yet I didn’t read anything about this from the Jay’s standpoints/discussions.

  9. Maddog50 June 9, 2015 3:14 am

    From the looks ofthe depth chart I am sure that they are not yet done. Attempting to land some help on def and the OL. Surprises the Leo is a. Guard. Also hope that Meffy is in the mix for real and. Can make an impact. Actually see some of the guys getting a little bigger before the season.

  10. Tempmanoa June 9, 2015 3:33 am

    I would like to hear more on how Chow and Bailey will share the offensive coaching duties. It sounds according to Chow’s recent interview, like Bailey will run Chow’s offense, but Bailey will have permission to add what Bailey has run where Chow believes it fits the personell we have. Chow will retain a large role. This is not what I expected, but would like to see this clarified.

  11. Akamai Okole June 9, 2015 5:52 am

    Great Morning All!


  12. oneseason June 9, 2015 7:34 am

    Today’s SA … “Arnold’s reply to NCAA notice may raise more issues at UH”; By Ferd Lewis
    rut row …
    “In Arnold’s case, we’re told his reply charges varying standards in dealing with different teams when it came to dealing with potential NCAA violations. The claim, according to people familiar with Arnold’s reply, is that at least two other UH programs have engaged in practices that should have been reported to the NCAA’s Enforcement Division but apparently weren’t.”
    “One of the examples is said to allege academic improprieties and another reportedly charges an illegal tryout.”

  13. A-House June 9, 2015 7:35 am


    if your post is correct or nearly correct, UH is doomed to failure for 2015!

    bad thing, lose more fans and $$$ – good thing, Chow is gone!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 3-Prong June 9, 2015 7:50 am

    oneseason: I guess a name change is in order for Mr Arnold to “Benedict”.

    When this is all said and done, please Mr Arnold, no show face in town. uncool.

  15. 3-Prong June 9, 2015 7:53 am

    ….on the bright side, we’re counting down to kickoff and season tickets all set!

    Go Bows!

  16. What??? June 9, 2015 8:17 am

    A head coach had better be aware of what his coordinators are doing. JJ never seemed to care about his defense.

    Arnold is dooming himself to coaching in Antarctica, no school will ever trust him again.

  17. oneseason June 9, 2015 8:36 am

    3-Prong … UH Athletics and the Manoa Chancellor emphasized integrity a lot recently. I hope Arnold’s claims are proven baseless.

  18. cappie the dog June 9, 2015 8:42 am

    Better than Justin Jacome of UC-Santa Barbara.

  19. cappie the dog June 9, 2015 8:52 am

    C’mon, Kaeo.

  20. jimmy the lock June 9, 2015 10:32 am

    Is there a pre-fall depth chart?

    Congrats to Kahaloa!

  21. SteveM June 9, 2015 10:33 am

    RE: #16
    What??? — when JJ had Glanville and McMackin as defensive coordinators, there’s not a lot to say except to control them. 🙂 But I recall JJ being unhappy with the defense until he lured Glanville back to coaching. JJ commented that Glanville made coaching fun again. Indeed, Glanville’s “Big Bag” tenacity and demands to JJ for some “draft picks” for his defense set up the 2007 season.

  22. Warbow June 9, 2015 10:35 am

    If Brenden Urban ends up starting at center, the O-line is in big trouble

  23. Rodney June 9, 2015 10:41 am

    It’s chow’s offense!

  24. Rodney June 9, 2015 10:48 am

    Run power game.
    Imua warriors!!
    Max max’em up bro!!!

  25. Inyoface June 9, 2015 12:19 pm

    It takes forever to get to the latest post.

  26. A-House June 9, 2015 12:39 pm

    UH offense:

    any confirmation on who will craft the plays? Chow or ???

    some person cannot seem to “let it go” and let another carry the ball! like a Battalion CO telling a 2LT how to run his platoon – just doesn’t feel right.

  27. H-man June 9, 2015 1:36 pm

    My take. Sounded to me like they, Chow and Bailey, are working together to come up with a scheme that matched the players’ strengths/capabilities while trying to retain some of the things Bailey did at Idaho State. I also thought Chow said Bailey would do the game-day play calling. The offense should look different this coming season, but a lot will depend on the success of the running game. There’s no Joey Iosefa.

  28. oneseason June 9, 2015 3:58 pm

    Coach Demarest had both a significant experience discussion on his UH Athletics page as well as Scott Harding to deliver miracle punts. Special Teams in now run by Jake Cookus. Scott Harding is gone. The UH Athletics website notes Coach Cookus’ phone number and email address, but nothing more. The Montana Grizzlies have a good write-up on his experience (which looks good to a pedestrian like me anyway). Maybe UH Athletics could include a link … 🙂

  29. haka June 9, 2015 4:57 pm

    Tiki808 lame style give no points. No smile. Locals no like Tiki suck. No watch ok?

  30. oneseason June 9, 2015 5:07 pm

    The PAC 12 Network is now available globally through YouTube. If UH still wants to target Asia to make a case for future PAC XX membership, something like this might be worth considering …

  31. jm2375 June 9, 2015 5:47 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    It’s summer, no UH sports. BOOOOOOORING!

    oneseason – I believe UH put up all the Warrior volleyball home games this past season on youtube. Not live, but at least you can see the whole game.

  32. oneseason June 9, 2015 6:33 pm

    jm2375 … Thank you. Now that you mention it, I recall that too. Since 7PM today in Hawaii is 1 PM tomorrow in Beijing and 2 PM in Tokyo, live streaming of Friday and Saturday evening UH events to Asia seem nicely timed … not an excuse for the Thursday night UH-Colorado game though.

  33. Z June 9, 2015 9:35 pm

    So what happened to the fullback?

  34. BigFan June 9, 2015 11:55 pm

    What happen to June 9th post? I guess ST did two yesterday so it balances out. lol.

  35. mctruck June 10, 2015 1:27 am

    Depth Chart, in as how deep should the grave pit be? Will be surprised if the D will be able to stop even the weakest team on UH’s schedule.

  36. mctruck June 10, 2015 1:31 am

    Look like Chow is already preparing for going out with a big bang, meaning explosion.

  37. PONO June 10, 2015 5:35 am

    Gib’s true colors are starting to show. He’s trying to take down other programs with him.

  38. jasnem June 10, 2015 6:07 am

    #22 /// You must have not watched any of the spring practices. Brenden Urban was the best OL by far. Dominated most of the time. He played last year with no summer and 2 days of fall camp and played well all things considered.
    Maybe you think you could play center for the team?

  39. Tofuzuke June 10, 2015 7:30 am

    Tiki, u can have your opinion, blast the coaches, the program, admin. But, not our boys, u say such opala, brah, what u perfect? BIG NO! Just guessing, “Go back to da mainland!” So, show some aloha to the boys, mostly the local boys who play their hearts out. Mahalo, keiki o ka aina, geev’um!

  40. pollypicador June 10, 2015 7:30 am

    Re-Depth Chart/punter

    Name a player that listed #1 yet he didn’t participate in spring drills(?). In fact he’s still in high school. The other punter AN was getting rave reviews this spring. Can somebody explain?

  41. pollypicador June 10, 2015 7:31 am

    I doing things too fast. Did I make a mistake. Bust coming.

  42. boolakanaka June 10, 2015 8:20 am

    For those posters who want to bust the chops of student-players. Sorry, only one word is apt for those folks–punks.

    You can critique coaches, school, the AD or whatever, but a student-athlete. Two reminders–one, they are not professional entertainers, they are students. Second point–basic idiom of being a decent person and moreover a man–don’t say anything you would not actually say and back up in person to the subject of your rant. Cause you wouldn’t….period.

    On a lighter note, saw Coach Wags this weekend, looking good, and then broke bread with ex-bows Bernard Carvalho and Dan Ahuna….da 80s gang–everyone looking good!!!

  43. What??? June 10, 2015 8:21 am

    SteveM yeah when guys like Lempa, Lumpkin and Miano were DC, JJ didn’t seem to pay much attention except to yell at them to get their D together. Not always good to be your own coordinator.

  44. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2015 8:26 am

    New post:

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