End of a cycle

This Saturday will mark the final home game for the 23 seniors. This also will be final class involving those who played in the Greg McMackin tenure.

Left tackle Ben Clarke, quarterback Ikaika Woolsey, linebacker Lance Williams and defensive tackle Penitito Faalologo grayshirted during the 2011 fall semester, McMackin’s last as UH head coach. They practiced and played every down under Norm Chow’s staff.

Slotback Samson Anguay, fullback Justin Vele and wideout Ryan Pasoquen were redshirts in 2011.


  1. d1shima November 19, 2014 6:13 am

    Great Morning All!

    Aloha and Mahalo Seniors!

  2. Old School Dave November 19, 2014 6:40 am

    Mahalo Seniors, for all of your hard work, perseverance, and spirit. Thank you for representing the University of Hawaii.

  3. al November 19, 2014 7:02 am

    Mahalo to all the seniors for your blood, sweat, and tears during your time representing the school and state. Graduate, then go out and make a difference in someone’s life.

    …nuff said

  4. al November 19, 2014 7:05 am

    It would be nice if all of you folks out there who has not yet passed through the turnstile this year would get off your duff and show up Saturday.

    (Dpk for example!)

  5. UHfan808 November 19, 2014 7:11 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

  6. UHfan808 November 19, 2014 7:17 am

    Oh yeah that it’s Senior Nite this Saturday!

    Thank you for your hardwork and dedication to the cause all of these years, Seniors!

    Have a fun game on Saturday! 🙂 – This fan will be there watching until the very end of the very end!


  7. Arcumfortis November 19, 2014 7:46 am

    #4 Al….I’m with you. The fans can be frustrated with UH, the coaches, the Stadium Authority, the freeway crews etc etc. And the frustration is understandable. But these 23 seniors have chosen to represent us over these last years. Some of them have hardly seen the playing field come game time. They deserve our respect and thanks. So show up to the game and let them know we appreciate what they have given.

  8. Warrior Dave November 19, 2014 7:49 am

    Good luck in all your future endeavors Seniors!!!

  9. hatakeman November 19, 2014 7:51 am

    The student section was noticeably empty for the Utah St. game. Would be nice to see UH students show up for Senior night at Aloha Stadium. Show up, if for any reason, just to cheer your classmates for their final home-stand.

  10. Tempmanoa November 19, 2014 7:59 am

    Next year we go back to struggling with a rebuilding year as we lose senior starters and our current lack of depth will become even bigger. Biggest losses are on defense where we lose Lataimua, Marcus Malepeai, Moses Samia, Beau Yap, Taz Stevenson, Niko Uti, and Dee Maggit. On offense and special teams we lose kickers Harding (and Harding’s punting backup Guzman), and Hadden, we lose from the Oline Afusia, Lefotu, Shigematsu, and Loyd, we lose Joey and Donnie King. Some of those losses are bigger because of their value to the team– Afusia, Iosefa, Yap, Malepeai, Samia, Taz Stevenson are the heart for the team.

  11. A-House November 19, 2014 8:02 am

    now, now al – stop picking on DPK

  12. tom November 19, 2014 8:10 am



  13. jm2375 November 19, 2014 8:10 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Thank you to the Seniors for all their hard work!

    Mr. A-house – al’s right. DPK needs a little kick in da okole.


  14. jeezy33 November 19, 2014 8:32 am

    4. If there’s one thing I’ve learned this past year, it’s that 75% of so called tsaikos who get mad at me for grumbling at times, or preach support the kids on the blogs don’t even attend games…

  15. innocent observer November 19, 2014 8:45 am

    saw chow on tv last night; he vowed that he will not resign because he is not a quitter and it would be a bad example for the team. but chow, think of the future of uh football program, you just crashed it to shambles in 3 years and will continue to due so if you are kept on. think about the players coming back, they need a better coaching staff to lead them out of the hole. they deserve better and that means a better head coach. you want them to be successful, then step down, it is apparent that you are not able to make them successful. trust me, they will be much happier winning than losing – think about them not yourself only. they will survive without you, after all, you have brought them nothing but misery in the past 3 years. the fans and players will gladly accept your resignation.

  16. seewhy November 19, 2014 9:12 am

    It was a tough career for these seniors…

  17. seewhy November 19, 2014 9:13 am

    Mahalo to them all.

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

    Good Morning Tsaikos….

    Congratulations and THANK YOU seniors.

    Last home game of the season also means last T-gate of the season. If you haven’t been to one, it’s a blast of good times, good food, and good friends. Come on down and partake and then go and cheer on the Warriors!!!

  19. Andrew November 19, 2014 9:31 am

    I hope Harding gets a standing ovation. He definitely deserves it. I know I will give him one. It’s a shame that attendance will probably not be that high though. Does anyone know if it was ever asked or brought up on call the coach if they have been trying to extend their recruiting efforts in Australia for another rugby style punter?

  20. Buffoman November 19, 2014 9:37 am

    Somehow I look at people like Beau Yap and these seniors and believe that they will do well in the next stages of their lives especially if they choose to stay in Hawaii. They did not live a charmed life and yet when you see them in their interviews, you see optimistic and realistic young men who understand what setbacks looks and feels like and are undaunted.

    People like this will understand that changes with bosses, workplace philosophy, cutbacks and the like are mirroring what they worked through as student athletes. They will probably thrive while others who may not faced such adversity would look to blame, wallow in self pity or simply quit.

    It could have been better, but I see these young men finding opportunity in what others may see as an untenable situation.

  21. beans November 19, 2014 9:58 am

    Good insight into the PLAYER’S view of the coaches, teammates, and Chow via Puu’ Robinson’s statement in today Star Advertiser. Yes, notice that I emphasized player’s view.

  22. 808WarriorFan November 19, 2014 10:04 am

    Yes I am still one of those who firmly believes that we need a change in the highest level of OUR Athletic Administration and the Head Coach of OUR football team. That being said I also would love nothing more than to see OUR guys in GREEN win the last 2 games…they deserve it…GO ‘BOWS !!!!!

  23. SteveM November 19, 2014 10:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The true end of the McMackin era (which was better than some thought). Mahalo to the seniors of both eras!

  24. Tempmanoa November 19, 2014 10:13 am

    Agree that the seniors are a great group and will be missed more than we realize now. But they have learned some tough life lessons– and they will be better people for it. I would hire guys like Scott Harding, Beau Yap, and others in a heart beat. Hope they keep that Warrior spirit and find success– whether they enter the job market, return to school, or marry and start families. I know they will.

  25. Hawaiianbod November 19, 2014 10:17 am

    Thank u to all the Seniors!

    Mahaloz to DPK, SteveM, Shoko and the A-House Ohana (*Hi Mrs A-House and Midori7*) for the Birthday wishes yesterday….and all those on FB!!

  26. SteveM November 19, 2014 10:23 am

    Hmmm…why is everyone piling on DPK? 😕

    But we do think of him–when my stadium seat partner was off cruising the Caribbean last month, I did offer DPK the tix and a ride.
    But he could not make it…
    …maybe if Al offered him a ride and some of his cooking…? 👿

  27. Andrew November 19, 2014 10:26 am

    Anyone else see #1Kentucky destroy #5Kansas yesterday?

  28. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 10:28 am

    buffoman… like to expand maybe ur topic….n include coach…sum times it is better to ‘quit’ n move on..then to stay n suffer the consequences…many ‘quit’ this year n asked for release..n are thriving elsewhere…just because one ‘quits’ does not necessarily make him a ‘quitter’…

    schroeder stayed n excelled…graham stayed…n suffered…larry bird ‘quit’ under bobby knight…n excelled elsewhere…n i am sure there are very many others in sports n life that has done the same….many have ‘quit’ n then turned their lives around…I am sure the honorable judge on this blog can give you many stories that he has seen…ornellas quit..barry sanders ‘quit’ JJ ‘quit’ …but i would never call him a ‘quitter’…

    the mettle of ne mentor is….’never give up on ne one…unless they fail at what they enjoy doing’…

    me agree with you… they all have something special…that maybe others have…like a veteran who has faced ‘combat’…just hope they all use it for good…
    n not to ‘bully’ people… cuz maybe they suffered to long on the ‘timbers’…or under a coach they really not have a faith in….

    those seniors are to be commended for the time n effort they exerted chasing their dreams…especially the walk one…who were not ‘quitters’….

  29. al November 19, 2014 10:37 am

    It is true that jeezy attends every home game.

  30. al November 19, 2014 10:38 am

    It is true that Dpk has not attended a game in years.

  31. tom November 19, 2014 10:38 am

    #15 Innocent O

    An open letter to Coach Cow on the Warrior Beat doesn’t do any good as Coach Chow doesn’t read the Warrior Beat.

    Perhaps it would be better to mail it directly to Coach Chow or talk to him face-to-face.

  32. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 10:46 am

    me agree you IO…# 15…

    and copy to BJ…JUST 4 GOOD MEASURE N BALANCE..

  33. jimmy the lock November 19, 2014 11:10 am

    Congrats and good luck in your future endeavors senior class.
    How many seniors are graduating this or next semester?

    Hey, from what I read, DPK did go to practices. That’s worth something right?

  34. jm2375 November 19, 2014 11:31 am

    DPK also hasn’t attended a T-gate and then complains that he never gets to eat our specialties (e.g., tcc, pan laulau). 😆

  35. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 19, 2014 11:32 am

    If Chow wins out the rest of the season and there is a move to keep him, he better hire a full time offensive coordinator.

    *Sigh* =/

  36. ai-eee-soos November 19, 2014 11:35 am

    Mahalo to the Seniors.

    Wishing you the BEST, in all that you do.


  37. jimmy the lock November 19, 2014 11:40 am

    Chow has company, many want the City Prosecutor booted too.

  38. UKU@LA November 19, 2014 11:46 am


    MANEO !!!

  39. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 12:04 pm

    from what me read on here..he only went the practices to water his ‘tree’ …so i really dunno…

  40. gobows November 19, 2014 12:32 pm

    hawaii is tied with ball st at 99 out of 128.


    we are mathematically out of contention for the bottom 10.

  41. Andrew November 19, 2014 12:37 pm


    ESPN does their bottom 10 rankings oddly. They could have a really good team with a really good record, but they had a bad week, and they end up in the bottom 10. I would much rather follow the rankings from bleacherreport.

  42. gobows November 19, 2014 12:42 pm

    perks of attending UH football game this saturday:
    stadium parking available at kick off.
    free seat upgrades. (if need ticket, ill have 1 real cheap).
    no lines at the restrooms.
    senior night.

  43. gobows November 19, 2014 12:43 pm

    yeah, they save #5 to crap on a big team that had a bad day, loss not required.

  44. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 12:44 pm

    wow go bows..is good news…thanks 4 link…mucho positive now…

  45. A-House November 19, 2014 12:58 pm

    other than saving or spending extra mullah – what perk is there, if any, of keeping Chow for 2015 and beyond?

    players deserve all the accolades for they played to the end – especially the ‘D’

  46. A-House November 19, 2014 1:00 pm

    how you win or lose is more important than the final score?

    unfortunately, the 49ers offense is nearly a mirror image of UH – play calling by some guy named Roman leaves a lot to be desired.

  47. Former UH Athlete November 19, 2014 1:13 pm

    41… ESPN Bottom 10 is an Op-Ed piece for entertainment.

    If a good team epic fails during a week or does something weird that causes them to lose, they will be mentioned on the bottom 10.

    Also remember what the acronym ESPN stands for…

  48. Old Diver November 19, 2014 1:14 pm

    Like them all but my favorite senior is Beau Yap.

  49. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 1:15 pm

    Hmmmmm Rome–an wasn’t built in a day…

    but we sure did crumble in 3 seasons..

  50. jimmy the lock November 19, 2014 1:49 pm

    The Roman Empire spanned generations so yeah, maybe some future generation of the Tsaikos can experience a Roman heyday.

    For now just gotta get through the Chow Dynasty.

  51. Tempmanoa November 19, 2014 2:01 pm

    If Chow were to win out– about a 1 in 4 chance based on computer forecases– he would have 5 wins and 4 in conference and may be tied for the lead (likely eliminate on the tie breakers). It would be a nice point for him to step down and avoid what is likely to hapapen next year– we will be worse than this year because of the loss of so much key talent. He point to getting the team back on track, his staying with the seniors through their difficult final year, and leaving the program in good hands for someone new.

  52. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 2:05 pm

    yea we all have our ups…n downs… was not to long ago me was sitting in the end zone n we beat alabama 37-29…under JJ…


    we were 8-4 i think that season…n bama was 4-9….

    now we at the bottom on the chow dynasty…loooooooooking up…
    4 sum help…hope change is good next year…with 9win dynasty…

  53. Wes'side Warrior November 19, 2014 2:26 pm

    Aloha and mahalo, Seniors!

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2014 2:46 pm

    Boooo DPK! 👿

    We know everybody hates him and he needs to be bullied and shunned! 🙁 Good for you guys for telling it like it is!

    But, his beloved better half reminds him that he has three Nephews playing on three separate football teams this year and tries to attend as many of their games as possible. And, he went to 2 games last year and missed al at the T-gate he attended. She also noted that DPK is a low level Na Koa member, and that they have bought the PPV season package ($500 this year) for the last 8 years and have never missed watching a single Warriors’ games together during that time. (The family that cheers together, beers together! 🙂 She noted that she misses the Tsaikos but health concerns have kept her from attending any games or Tailgates this season. She reminded him that he loves the Tsaikos and misses them too.

    And he does. You guyseseses are the best. And when I called Kifi sobbing and tattling just now, he said he still loves me.

    as always…


  55. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2014 2:49 pm

    Oh yeah… almost forgot:

    GO TSAIKOS!!! 👿

  56. Andrew November 19, 2014 3:07 pm

    Sammis Reyes broke his hand? geez.. was looking forward to him finally getting in the game.

  57. jimmy the lock November 19, 2014 3:07 pm

    And from what I can infer from reading the posts is that DPK either has the biggest greenest tree or a Charlie Brown replica tree at the practice field.

    So everyone should start fresh, it’s hump day, just do it.

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2014 3:10 pm

    And Jeezy, I am not among your critics. 😉

  59. Willie November 19, 2014 3:11 pm

    Dino Babers on ESPN2 and Hawaii connection mentioned.

    Boy it is really cold!

  60. Old School Dave November 19, 2014 3:18 pm

    Marcus Mariota got a speeding ticket over the weekend. His court appearance date is the same day as an awards ceremony in Orlando, FL. Mariota was very polite and respectful to the officer that stopped him.


  61. jimmy the lock November 19, 2014 3:27 pm

    He was going 80 mph? No way, Ducks can’t fly that fast.

  62. Not an Expert November 19, 2014 3:48 pm

    Chow you are not a quitter if you resign. I believe you want to have another year to redeem yourself and prove you are a successful head coach. After a pretty illustrious carer as an offensive coordinator to go out as a losing head coach is not a way many will want to leave.

    Therefor if you were retained attendance and season ticket sales for next year will more than likely drop significantly. Meaning greater financial sea of red.

    Compromise, agree to a 2 year plan paying you as employed for 2 more years at the maximum amount in the calculation of the state retirement formula. This way you can get more in retirement benefits. This may not be as best like a 100%buyout but think of the school, the fans and maybe the future of the UH football program.

  63. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 4:18 pm

    NOT AN EXPERT…. must say…that is an ‘expert’ n excellent decision he should take… n run up the muddle with…he has the experience running the middle…

    your expert opinion is spot on…now if he will only listen.. n think how many he is harming n hurting by being ‘pakiki’ head…

  64. st. anthony trojan November 19, 2014 4:25 pm

    Ha…. maybe he had Cinderella in the car…n had to get her home by midnight ?

  65. Old School Dave November 19, 2014 5:01 pm

    I guess Oregon State troppers are different from the ones in Florida 🙂

  66. bleed green November 19, 2014 5:02 pm

    With all due respect to June Jones, if we can get him, our next football coach should be Dino Babers a former UH football player. He’s a proven winner as a head coach.

  67. Z November 19, 2014 7:40 pm

    Trooper did Mariota a favor. He needs to slow down.

  68. al November 19, 2014 9:09 pm

    Dpk…how you my braddah?

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid November 19, 2014 9:42 pm

    I am blessed brother. Gonna try to make the Tgate on Saturday, but will come home to watch with Sweety. Look forward to seeing errybody! 🙂

  70. nanakuli November 19, 2014 9:43 pm

    Norm Chow will beat UNLV and FSU. Our seniors will go out in style. Sadly only about 19,000 fans will be there Saturday. UH students have basketball fever. They can walk from the dorms and they got green light sabers and t-shirts last Saturday. Aloha Stadium and the one hour bus ride is too boring.

  71. champ November 19, 2014 9:54 pm

    Bah Humbug! Tired already. EHH! we 3-9. Gotta go forward already.

  72. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2014 1:51 am

    It’s time to talk men’s volleyball. Here’s today’s post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=26120

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