Football: Monday’s practice

Max Wittek took the majority of snaps in 7-on-7, team and red-zone drills today, but there still is no announced starter at quarterback. The rotation went like this: Wittek, Ikaika Woolsey, Wittek, Beau Reilly. Repeat. The QBs had their moments as the offense continues to improve.

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Keelan Ewaliko, who missed a week because of a staph-like infection, resumed practicing today. He’s grouped at right wideout, along with Ammon Barker.

Left wideout Marcus did not practice because of an ankle issue.

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Penitito Faalologo is having an impressive spring at nose tackle. During one of the drills, an offensive coach yelled: “Can somebody block the nose tackle?”

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It is possible that senior-to-be Benetton Fonua is participating in his final spring training? Fonua, who has never redshirted, is doing well at inside linebacker. He made a strip-interception this morning, earning a high-five from coach Norm Chow.


  1. tommui April 13, 2015 10:30 am


  2. bowwar April 13, 2015 10:41 am

    Great to see some Spring Practice notes again…I’m trying to get myself “up” for the upcoming season. Any surprises in practice thus far? How are the running backs? Any further news on DT recruits?

  3. PONO April 13, 2015 10:45 am

    DT Depth is really scary right now.

  4. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 10:46 am

    Who’s the team Bull?

  5. SteveM April 13, 2015 10:47 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Great practice news, ST — keep it coming!

  6. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 10:50 am

    Writing in uppercase for Allan?

    If you need to read what you write by using uppercase, how do you read everyone else’s lowercase posts? 😕

  7. seewhy April 13, 2015 10:58 am

    Glad to see Keelan back out there.

  8. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 11:03 am

    Monday blues and blahs?

    Well just a thought, 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
    Saw this on my car sunshade, “Warning: Do Not Drive With Sun Shield in Place”.
    How do I know when I run out of invisible ink?
    He who laughs last thinks slowest.

  9. tom April 13, 2015 11:29 am

    jimmythelock #6

    No – just following Robin Williams’ “GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!”

    No – usually I write even my name in lower case, modest, unassuming SOB that I am! (Exclamation marks are free).

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 11:33 am

    Good Morning Tom! And good morning everybody else!

    Interesting QB rotation…

    Faalologo is a beast, glad to see he’s doing good!

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 11:35 am

    # jimmy –

    Stephen can’t post that info for fear of getting beat up! 😆

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 11:36 am

    #4 – jimmy – that should read above

  13. Winning April 13, 2015 12:57 pm

    Based on the last 4 yrs our football Warriors are spinning their wheels. Every year there is promise. Like gym fighters who look real good in the gym but crap out in the ring. You know, shadow boxers. This coming year looks to be the same so far. Prove us wrong!! for goodness sakes! Hopefully our head coach will not meddle with tho O but I think not. Well see in a few months.

  14. Inyoface. April 13, 2015 1:03 pm

    Just name Max the starting quarterback already.

  15. 3-Prong April 13, 2015 1:20 pm

    Good to hear that Janks and Flemming returning. Go Bows!

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 1:23 pm

    jeezy – # 13

    Who’s that kid? A potential Hawai’i recruit for Dline? Any other details?

  17. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 1:40 pm

    Max Witteck is the man.

  18. cappie the dog April 13, 2015 1:51 pm

    Now Coach Ganot can go for the trifecta.

    Wrangle the kid from that Idaho junior college.

    Three-star recruit according to some scouting services.

    Garrett Nevels would make a great graduate assistant.

    Did he graduate?

  19. jeezy33 April 13, 2015 1:55 pm

    Looks like a riverside cc DT that was recently offered… not sure if he was a back up tho… the list of potential recruits this late is getting thin.

  20. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 1:55 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid,

    I read above, and den?

  21. ai-eee-soos April 13, 2015 2:05 pm

    old news – not sure if previously posted. Brought this over from the football blog.

    Big JC OL with 3 years to play 3 commits to UH. … awaii?s=87

  22. Na Alii Pride April 13, 2015 2:06 pm

    Penitoto looking good at NT? He’ll be back on offense next week. Norm Chow’s rule, not mine.

  23. ai-eee-soos April 13, 2015 2:08 pm

    mebbe this works, if not ….

  24. NotNasti April 13, 2015 2:22 pm

    3Prong: Yes! Fleming announced via twitter approx. 3 hrs ago that he is staying put.

  25. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:29 pm

    Looks like the Star Advertiser needs to bring in income to pay for these blogs. Just saw an ad on the top-right-side for dating hot Philippine women. What is this world coming too? To be fair there should be an add to date hot Philippine men. 😆

  26. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:30 pm

    That is one beeg OL recruit!

  27. NotNasti April 13, 2015 2:38 pm

    Jimmy, hate to say this, but those ads are customized for each individual based on their internet search tendencies. The ads that I see are for Tire Rack,, etc.

  28. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 2:40 pm

    Who is Mckenzie Milton?

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 2:41 pm

    jimmy –

    Just playin’ with you… and Tsai. Bumbye Tsai outs bull, bull doesn’t like it, bull beats up _____. I didn’t want to complete the whole sentence, bumbye I become a target. 😆

    If you meant that “bull” means best player, period, disregard all of the above.

  30. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:43 pm

    Mine are random. Now I have online courses, Mini Cooper, and Calendars. Don’t recall searching for those. At any rate, if I was searching for online dates it would definitely be Japanese MILFS…just a fantasy thing.

  31. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:46 pm

    Bull as in Bull of the school.

  32. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:48 pm

    Huh? Now I get Adopt an elephant (WWF), Gerber Life, and Petsmart.

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 2:51 pm

    jimmy –

    I get a lot of stuff for exercise equipment… gotta lose some weight.

  34. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:51 pm


    Who is the QB that guided Mililani over Punahou in the last HHSAA football championship game?

  35. NotNasti April 13, 2015 2:55 pm

    Jimmy: You are right, the ads are random, and predictive. Didn’t mean to insinuate anything. If you are on Google Chrome, try switching to Firefox. The irritating ads are much less frequent on Firefox.

  36. jimmy the lock April 13, 2015 2:57 pm

    Some weight? Need to fit some old slacks for an upcoming wedding invite? Going to the beach and don’t want to buy new swim shorts? Past the last hole in your belt? No can button the last two buttons on the Aloha shirt? BVD’s get rips beneath the waistband from pulling too hard? Broke a dining room chair?

  37. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 4:07 pm

    Scott Hartly is tall. Living808

  38. NorthShoreFan April 13, 2015 4:14 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…bootiful afternoon.

    Spring game, May 2nd?!?! Dang it! Tied up with huli chicken & sushi project all day!

  39. Akamai Okole April 13, 2015 4:23 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Nice tidbits from Spring practice.


  40. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 4:49 pm

    It was a good UH men’s volleyball season. 2 more wins in BYU. Way to go.

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2015 5:32 pm

    Mahalo kapakahi!

    jimmy – #37

    😆 My clothes fit, but that’s the problem – I need to have much smaller pants size and down one shirt. The clothes ad copy was funny.

    Now it says I need a jacuzzi and some bamboo/rattan furniture.

  42. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 5:38 pm

    Spring game UH Football is interesting. David Manoa is back. 2014. Who is new? Not them.

  43. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 6:37 pm

    wimps is UH football. oops!

  44. Derek April 13, 2015 7:01 pm

    McKenzie Milton , already committed to UH along with his fellow WR Kalakaua Timoteo. Hope we can get Vavae Malepeai too.

  45. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 7:47 pm

    UH is hurt. So??

  46. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 8:08 pm

    ESPN has Marcus Mariota on. 6-4 and from Hawaii. When will play? And so? Not sure what you mean?

  47. Tiki808 April 13, 2015 8:38 pm

    When will the real players show up? Will the smaller players get murdered by being hit too hard?

  48. el burro sabio April 13, 2015 8:47 pm

    Kids, don’t drink and drive

  49. Stephen Tsai April 13, 2015 9:14 pm

    Who’s Dean Sabado?
    Why am I getting “warning” alerts about him?

  50. beans April 13, 2015 9:37 pm

    SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS @ The Backstage Lounge. Oh baby!
    Nobody, but nobody, sings I Put a Spell On You! better than he did. Anybody remember him? How about “hot dog Annie’?
    I brought it up because someone sang it on The Voice tonight and they raved about the performance……………….Didn’t hold a candle to SCREAMING JAY.
    Dick Jensen and SCREAMING JAY were world class performers.

  51. beans April 13, 2015 9:40 pm

    Are you getting a warning about Tiki808 too?

  52. Winning April 13, 2015 10:28 pm

    Screaming Jay Hawkins from the old days! rite on #52. Didnt know he played at the Backstage Stage Lounge, on the side of the Forbidden City?

  53. beans April 13, 2015 10:49 pm

    Yeah. Actually he was there for months at a time; off and on.
    Remember his rubber skull that he would light a cig for when he sang that song? The skull would puff on it with the ash lighting up and smoke rings wafting the air. Haha.
    He was too much!

  54. ai-eee-soos April 14, 2015 2:27 am

    need a Nose Tackle ? …

    The University of Hawaii football team filled a big need with a 6-foot-1, 300-pound nose tackle.

    Nikko Taylor of Riverside City College told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer to play for the Warriors this coming season. Login for more…

  55. Maddog50 April 14, 2015 2:51 am

    With the most recent addition in place still think there is one more to go on DL front. Was looking up info on Taylor when the release came thru. Of course being in the central time zone it’s only 6:30 am when this came thru. Hoping Benny has a great year and I never forgot JGW. When he went down it was big impact. Had that not occurred I think one more if not two more wins last year. Hoping he returns to full strength and has a great year!!! Go Warriors!!!!

  56. Stephen Tsai April 14, 2015 6:04 am

    New post:

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