Food chain

Under head coach Norm Chow, the Warriors — players, assistant coaches and staff — are well fed.

After morning practices, there are hotel-worthy buffets. On road trips, there are hotel buffets. There are snacks for pre-game and halftime, and meal boxes for after the game. Before boarding the plane on this past road trip, each Warrior was handed a bag containing sandwiches, fruits, water and Gatorade. On the eve of home games, the Warriors dine on a meal provided by KCC’s culinary program.

But as good as the Warriors have it, there is a difference between college and pro cuisine. During today’s practice, reporters were told the interview window would shorten because the Warriors’ training table was going to be abbreviated to prepare for the Lakers’ training table.

Then again, the Warriors have it better than the Rainbow Wahine soccer team, whose practice field is patchy because of a weed-killing project. The Warriors have a well-manicured grass practice field.


  1. jimmy the lock September 29, 2015 11:03 am

    Hungry now.

  2. jimmy the lock September 29, 2015 11:05 am

    There’s a project to kill weeds?

  3. jimmy the lock September 29, 2015 11:10 am

    Do the players get per diems for meals for away games?

  4. 3-Prong September 29, 2015 11:13 am

    Is a Boise potatoe a weed?

  5. 3-Prong September 29, 2015 11:14 am

    Jimmy, I can’t wait till Thursday. How bout a stupid one today.

  6. Arcumfortis September 29, 2015 11:35 am

    I am looking forward to Saturday and our team testing itself against Boise. I think a win is quite unlikely but not impossible. If our team had scored a couple of TD’s against Wisconsin I would even feel a little optimistic. But without an offense that can routinely score 3 or 4 touchdowns a game we will routinely lose. I must say I got a chuckle out of listening to the Big 10 network commentators talk about coach Chow as an offensive guru and Hawaii as a big time offensive team. I am quite sure these commentators have not been paying attention for the last 7 years or so. I will give coach Chow credit for stepping back from the OC role and giving it to coach Bailey. I was very optimistic about this move and was looking forward to some offensive fireworks this year. So far more like wet matches than fireworks. But I haven’t given up on the offense yet. They have had their moments…..just not near enough of them yet. But……I say the obvious.

  7. islandman September 29, 2015 11:52 am

    Boise St. has allowed an average of only 44.2 yds per game, so far. Can UH dent that defense rushing ?
    Lakers interfering with UH some, but:
    ” Matlin said UH expects a combined cash windfall of “high five figures to low six figures” for hosting the (two exhibition) games.”

  8. ai-eee-soos September 29, 2015 11:53 am

    off topic …

    The Hawaii men’s basketball team is expected to announce John Montgomery will fill the vacant assistant coach position on Eran Ganot’s staff.

    Montgomery, a former director of operations and assistant coach at California, is the son of legendary coach Mike Montgomery. John Montgomery spent a total of six years at Cal and most recently was director of basketball operations at San Francisco for a season.

    He also was a full assistant at Furman (S.C.) for the 2007-08 year.
    … way back …. Mike Montgomery was “my choice” for UH Head Coach, Frank Arnold was hired, instead.

  9. islandman September 29, 2015 11:53 am

    … average of 44.2 yds rushing, per game.

  10. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 12:09 pm

    Last comment from yesterday…not to sure what it proves…

    Missing class means…they get a zero for attendance… and/or they have to make it up sumhow…or not get a grade…etc…

    When they go on trips…no tutors go along…no assignments are given…they just aren’t given time to study…???

    So what difference does it make…in number of days missed….if they are still all get that piece of paper in the end…?

    Seems like to me that the more the coach makes them attend class…the worst his won lost rcoed gets…or is that like comparing….grapes to mangoes…

  11. oneseason September 29, 2015 12:09 pm

    9 … maybe their opponents have “pass-happy” offenses? 🙂

  12. What??? September 29, 2015 12:31 pm

    Like I wrote, everyone on this board is delusional.

  13. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 12:44 pm

    # 12…is that like comparing ulu to guavas…oops no offense to the podogees on here..

  14. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 12:50 pm

    In 2007 we beat Boise 39-27…COLT AT THE HELM….

  15. 808warriorfan September 29, 2015 12:54 pm

    #8 … “ai-eee-soos” … IT’S THE ARNOLD CURSE @ UH …

  16. 3-Prong September 29, 2015 12:55 pm

    Maybe it’s only the illusion of delusion from a contusion.

  17. 808warriorfan September 29, 2015 12:57 pm

    My biggest fear @ Boise State is getting off an airplane this past Sunday, a nonstop from Chicago, the 4 days later having to board another plane to get to Boise w/ probably a layover in LA. Jet lag is brutal on the body. I love these big money games against big name opponents but we need bye weeks either before or after.

  18. ai-eee-soos September 29, 2015 1:18 pm

    # 15. yup, I agree

  19. islandman September 29, 2015 1:23 pm

    14. st anthony trojan … We did, but that game was at Aloha Stadium, no altitude of 2,700 feet or whatever it is.

  20. SteveM September 29, 2015 1:32 pm

    Good noonish everyone!

    RE: #10
    St. Anthony Trojan — we live in the Internet Age of education, so many methods of instruction and learning have changed, Excuse me, I am a retired Ed. Technologist, so I rant. Yes, it is possible to stay out a while, but one still needs seat time among his classmates and live instructor. This is all debatable, but physical presence in class does help–especially in their studies and motivation to graduate.

  21. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 1:34 pm

    Yea true # 19…Maybe he can get winfreys place there up in kula n let them train there …so they are get used to elevation change from sea level….

    Yes so true… but we still played away games n won…so no make a excuses cuz have a high ground n away…

  22. SteveM September 29, 2015 1:35 pm

    Tsai-kos Guess the Score
    Scores will accepted until noon on game day.
    Exact score to win. BS favored by 23.5+ (?)

    UH – BS – Blogger ➡ WE UPSET!!! 😎
    14 = 10 = oneseason
    27 – 21 = oldtimer808
    28 – 24 = Rodney
    35 – 31 = azwarrior22
    56 – 14 = Akamai Okole

    BS – UH – Blogger
    27 – 03 = Fei jai
    31 – 03 = Whats up
    34 – 31 = bowwar
    41 – 17 = Ala Wai
    42 – 00 = Come on, Man!
    42 – 17 = Willie
    45 – 03 = DaMenehune
    45 – 10 = A View From Afar
    48 – 20 = Derek

  23. Warrior Dave September 29, 2015 1:44 pm

    #9, average of 44 yards rushing would be an improvement over our last game.

  24. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 1:46 pm

    Thanks steve M # 29….exactly my point… so why the shibai miss to much class time ??
    Most of the major colleges have classes by internet…live or otherwise…to make this coach seem like he is really concerned…or sumone else…whomever is making them decisions … is shibai…me not buying that…tell it to the donald…like you say… they have much class them when they are back for 2 weeks etc… on home games…

    It does not equate to wins… but with his record…sure does equate to losses maybe…

  25. WarriorNY September 29, 2015 1:47 pm

    Hey guys… Just saw this… Boise State coach talks Hawaii game. He says a lot of positive things…

  26. Tempmanoa September 29, 2015 2:26 pm

    While Boise is expected to win, I think this will be a closer game than the spread. Boise’s offense has not run well and is not as explosive as it has been throwing the ball either. I think our defense can keep Boise’s point production down. Since Boise’s run game has been weaker than years past, our defense which has been soft on the run has a chance to defend the run and force the pass where we can cover the receivers and pressure the QB– our strength. The problem is Boise’s defense is strong and will make it hard for us to produce points. So we should end up in a relatively lower scoring game than expected– maybe a 14 point margin. Turnovers and mistakes could make a big difference in a close game.

  27. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 2:28 pm

    Thanks ….warrior that link…

    But what is he really thinking…??

  28. SteveM September 29, 2015 2:29 pm

    RE: #24
    st. anthony trojan — class time is for the educational benefit of the student athlete (although some may debate that). Staying away from school, training, winning games, and incurring more expenses since you have deep pockets are for pro teams. Last I looked, we are still suiting up students.

    If coach Chow has a fault, it is being a Ph.D in Education and taking charge of his students and expecting them to graduate. Some big universities have football teams where being a student is mostly a technicality for getting on the field. They have winning records. Not many more get pro shots, but they have happy fans for their winning records.

  29. jimmy the lock September 29, 2015 2:41 pm

    Huh? If coach Chow has a fault, it is being a Ph.D in Education and taking charge of his students and expecting them to graduate.

  30. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 3:34 pm

    Hmmmmm this was about saving expenses… by staying in Idaho… n saving sum bucks…compared to coming back….n the argument was…they have 4 more days of class time…hence my post…. is having a “STUDY HALL” AWAY N HAVING A TUTOR…NOT CONSIDERED “SEAT” IN A CLASS ?

    ne way… coach has no faults…his record proves it… he he he

    but having them sit in front of class n checking up on them is a very wonderful thing..have to give him credit 4 that…

  31. UHfan808 September 29, 2015 3:42 pm

    Boy, somehow we’ve gotta figure out how to get consistent good meat and potatoes into the Warrior player’s systems!

    How else they gonna grow strong and healthy?!

  32. islandman September 29, 2015 3:58 pm

    Game will be on TV, ESPN2 and streaming on ESPN , 4:15 pm HT .

  33. WarriorNY September 29, 2015 4:05 pm

    Hey Folks….
    Just a random quote from “It’s about how hard you hit; its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… That’s how winning is done”

    24 – 17 = WarriorNY

    The good guys…

  34. WarriorNY September 29, 2015 4:06 pm

    Sorry that’s supposed to say…
    It NOT about how hard you hit…

  35. hitmanhart September 29, 2015 4:06 pm

    aloha everyone !! know we now why the offense start off slow !! chow been feeding them to good !! lol,
    what like to see is they try someone else at qb !! but that old type coach stick with his main qb even in a blow out !! need to get other into the game !! so the young one be ready for next year !!

  36. Come on, Man! September 29, 2015 5:44 pm

    “When they go on trips…no tutors go along…no assignments are given…they just aren’t given time to study…???

    So what difference does it make…in number of days missed….if they are still all get that piece of paper in the end…?”

    uh.. maybe because actually being physically present in class and participating during lectures, labs, and discussions are extremely important in education at all levels?

    maybe because education and the university experience is actually more than just “a piece of paper in the end”?

    Maybe because at the end of the day, education changes lives, and you know for damn sure that almost nobody on this UH team will make it to the nfl, and those who do get a free agent signing, statistically, will be out of the league in less than three years?

    just sayin’.

  37. Fei Jai September 29, 2015 5:46 pm

    Good to know norm got something right. Even if its only food.

    Eh, if no can win, den at least eat good, brah. Ah, braddah norm?

  38. Fei Jai September 29, 2015 5:47 pm

    Howzit Trojan!

    I no see you fish market in the province…ai soos

  39. st. anthony trojan September 29, 2015 6:21 pm

    Well me see other day…they are take a 2 SID… if is true…
    why not leave both home…
    N sumone else hand out fact sheets… n take two tutors if
    education is that important… “N NUMBER ONE PRIORITY ”

    They stay home watch on wide screen in theater in Kaneohe n get
    the facts there with their notebook?.. for me is just duplication of services…n more…espn… sid from both team.. all say the same fact…# 13 was tackled in end zone 4 a safety by #75….waste of money…buy food or take tutors…

  40. Raider Dogs September 29, 2015 6:24 pm

    Boise St 52 Hawaii 24

  41. Rodney September 29, 2015 7:27 pm

    It’s a out $$$$& Thank you Lakers !!

  42. Rodney September 29, 2015 7:30 pm

    Sounds like Coach takes care of his players.
    Have them experience all the sights and foods
    on away games. Wonder how kids like the

  43. Rodney September 29, 2015 7:37 pm

    Fei Jai Did previous coaches take care of team
    as well as coach Chow? I meet a player
    from previous staff who said they basically
    just stayed at hotel on trips. So Im glad that
    coach takes care of kids, especially locals
    sounds like good experience for them.

  44. el burro sabio September 29, 2015 8:24 pm

    Never been to Idaho but wouldn’t want to stay there for a week. I seen enough donkeys in my time.

  45. Maddog50 September 30, 2015 3:22 am

    Per a comment yesterday “everybody on this board is delusional”. If supporting this team players and coaches is delusional-if thinking as a player coach or fan that you have a chance to compete and win no matter what is delusional then I stand proudly labeled as such. It sure beats some sniveling pusillanimous loser/quitter mentality I have total disdain for. So call me delusional for being a passionate positive staunch supporter of this program these kids and these coaches- relentlessly positive-That approach has served me well in athletics and professionally for many years. GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  46. cappie the dog September 30, 2015 4:23 am


    Dan Quayle reference.


    In today’s arena, the Republican Party would deem him too liberal.

  47. cappie the dog September 30, 2015 4:25 am

    Tera Patrick received a BA in biology from Boise State.

  48. cappie the dog September 30, 2015 4:31 am

    After Kaeo Aliviado gets his degree, I hope he hits the independent league track into the MLB affiliate circuit because I have all the confidence in the world that once somebody sees him play, some team will give him his shot.

    Defensively, I thought only Erik Evans covered more ground than Aliviado.

    I think Aliviado could have hit for a higher average but because of Hawaii’s complete utter lack of power, he felt the need to be the guy who drives in runs.

  49. cappie the dog September 30, 2015 4:32 am

    Somebody drank my last Cranberry Red Bull, I’m going to Times now.

  50. 3-Prong September 30, 2015 4:59 am

    45: Touché Maddog!

  51. boolakanaka September 30, 2015 5:37 am


  52. Come on, Man! September 30, 2015 6:40 am

    ” If supporting this team players and coaches is delusional-if thinking as a player coach or fan that you have a chance to compete and win no matter what is delusional then I stand proudly labeled as such. It sure beats some sniveling pusillanimous loser/quitter mentality I have total disdain for.”

    so I suppose there’s only two options here: blindly support norm chow and make strange arguments like “boise isnt’ that good,” “UH will win 49-0 at boise,” “hell, we can make the sugar bowl this year!” OR be a “sniveling, pusillanimous loser/quitter mentality” fatalist.

    no in betweens. none at all. you can’t be a UH fan and be realistic and say “yes. our team has been consistently terrible since norm chow took over and in all likelihood, we will get pounded at boise and by most football teams not in D-IAA or at the cellar of D-I.”

    nope. this is loser mentality. to hell with that, i say. I want to be a winner! 10 more years for Norm Chow! He’s doing a great job! The team is going in the right direction! Keep doing what you’re doing, norm, because it’s obviously working!

  53. Come on, Man! September 30, 2015 6:44 am

    boolakanaka: I don’t understand the 9th circuit’s decision. they recognize that the NCAA is beholden to the sherman act and can’t cap compensation for the athletes but then the court sets a de facto cap on compensation by saying cost of attendance is sufficient?

  54. Arcumfortis September 30, 2015 7:16 am

    45, 52. I count myself in the “supporter” group of fans. I wish Norm Chow well and we be very happy if his persistence eventually is rewarded with success. I am also disappointed by the last 3 years and make no apology for the coaching staff and the team. They have simply failed to do a good job and in most other programs would already have been terminated. But our situation is our situation. We have no $ to terminate coaches still on contract. If this is not a bowl season I believe coach Chow should and will be terminated. Coach Chow is not my preferred style of coach. He is too conservative for my tastes both in the way he guides the team philosophy and the way he plays the game of football. I prefer more flair, more excitement, more dynamism. But I do have respect for the way he has created a football culture with an apparent high degree of discipline and a high degree of academic engagement in his players. Is it possible to have more flair and dynamism and also have a disciplined team? I hope it is. We still have a chance to have a very credible season. It is very predictible that many of us would be feeling a bit glum and pessimistic at this juncture of our schedule. But I continue to like this team more than the last three years teams and feel they have more potential. I wish them well. I wish coach Chow success. If coach Chow fails this year and is terminated I will not be surprised or grieve the decision. But I don’t feel a need to disrespect the man and am grateful for the things he has brought to UH football culture. Unfortunatly wins are not one of the things he has been able to bring. He, more than most, understands the necessity of winning and the need to step aside when you can’t. When we start winning again the community will rally and interest will be up. It might take awhile to recover but we will get there. All we need is an exciting and successful team. Starting this year would be good. If can’t, then time to move on.

  55. Ipu Man September 30, 2015 8:28 am

    UH 3 BS-0

  56. What??? September 30, 2015 8:47 am

    MadDog50, yes everyone is delusional from someone else’s perspective. Don’t take it personally.
    The “everything is Chow’s fault” crowd think the hard-core fans are delusional.
    The “everything is Chow’s fault” are delusional because obviously everything is not his fault.
    And I admit my own perspective is delusional to some.

  57. tom September 30, 2015 9:13 am


    I thought that the OC called the shots on offensive plans?

  58. st. anthony trojan September 30, 2015 9:30 am

    Tom…ur delusional if u really believe OC calls/plans/executes the offensive scheme foe us…. he he he

  59. st. anthony trojan September 30, 2015 10:08 am

    This is a good article on “screaming” for coaches…etc…long read…but very informative…

  60. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2015 10:09 am

    New post:

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