Game day: Utah State

It will be the Halawa Caucus when Utah State and UH meet tonight at Aloha Stadium.

At stake is consideration for the WAC’s Offensive Player of the Year. The Aggies’ candidate is Robert Turbin, a hard-running running back. The Warriors offer quarterback Bryant Moniz.

This week, the Warriors have focused on tackling, a tribute to the “angry” style of the Utah State running backs.

In turn, Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner said the Aggies want to contain Moniz’s scrambles. According to a WB analysis, on non-sack scrambles, Moniz is average 12.1 yards from the point where he eludes an initial would-be tackler.

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From yesterday’s walk-through:

Linebacker Darryl McBride wore defensive back Steve Christian’s No. 11 jersey:

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Kicker Tyler Hadden and punter Alex Dunnachie:

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Left wideout Trevor Davis:

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D-line coach Cal Lee and d-end Zach Masch:

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Defensive tackle Haku Correa, who has recovered from surgery for a fractured ankle, expects to be medically cleared next week. He hopes to be back for the following week’s game against Fresno State.

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Middle linebacker Corey Paredes and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda:

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Defensive end Calen Friel is sitting out this year with an apparent knee injury:

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Defensive end Liko Satele and former UH linebacker Brashton Satele:

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The Awkward Tour continues Β with tonight’s game as another stage in UH’s debate whether to extend the head coach’s contract.

Clearly, this is about money, and trimming certain people’s salaries is the AD’s strategy to whittle an accumulated deficit. It is a delicate process for an AD who, in an indirect way, is asserting that the administrators who hired him made a mistake in setting the head coach’s salary. (Those administrators also hired the AD.)Β For all parties, their best hope is for the Warriors to string together victories.

COMMENTS

  1. Old Diver November 5, 2011 7:23 am

    Must win today.

    Go Warriors.


  2. koakane November 5, 2011 7:23 am

    awryte numba ekahi


  3. koakane November 5, 2011 7:24 am

    oh well snooze you loose but I read all the above


  4. Rambo November 5, 2011 7:25 am

    Good morning third


  5. CoolEthan November 5, 2011 7:25 am

    Cheers to a WIN tonight against the aggies.

    Hope they have fits in the rain.

    It’s coming.


  6. ai-eee-soos November 5, 2011 7:26 am

    Just Win, WARRIORS !!!


  7. koakane November 5, 2011 7:26 am

    morning tsaikos and tsaikettes looking gloomy but asking akua to bless us with a nicer setting.

    sorrry to hear Andy Rooney past, liked alot of his commentary on 60 minutes. rest in peace Mr. Rooney.

    well gangie is saturday and will find out if this day turn out to be a good one. I know it will start off well lets believe it turn into a lovey day in the 808.

    see my early tgate crew in a few hours, almost finished packing just some odds

    yep patnah looking good see you soon


  8. CoolEthan November 5, 2011 7:27 am

    Since it’s military appreciation tonight, who is selected to sing the national anthem?


  9. localboy18 November 5, 2011 7:27 am

    Game Day! Go Warriors!


  10. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:31 am

    I think when Oceanic gets it going, it should pick up Jim Leahey for an Andy Rooney-like show.


  11. el burro sabio November 5, 2011 7:39 am

    “David McClain is a shrewd business person” goes public and says we’re willing to pay up to $1.1 million for a coach, what did they think Mack was going to ask for?


  12. postmanke November 5, 2011 7:41 am

    Win every WAC game no matter what!


  13. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 7:42 am

    Time to rumble…


  14. d1shima November 5, 2011 7:44 am

    Wish they had Correa available tonight.

    But anyway, Tangle Turbin!


  15. postmanke November 5, 2011 7:50 am

    given that the whole dynamics of the situation has changed dramatically from 2007 esp from an economy standpoint, I’m not too sure JD is hard pressed or that fine line is as delicate. I’m sure feelings wont get hurt one way or the other. Lace em up, put on your big boy shoes and get it done!


  16. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:51 am

    I never realized Correa had such a wide body until I stood behind his Kardashian yesterday. UH should have a decent rotation at d-tackle next year with Hanohano, Correa, Matagiese, Samia and, maybe, Friel. I would actually like to see Kody Afusia move to d-tackle.


  17. d1shima November 5, 2011 7:53 am

    …you should ask his brother about that! πŸ˜†


  18. d1shima November 5, 2011 7:54 am

    BTW, it would be nice to extend the “family ties” with that Ohana


  19. Kekoa November 5, 2011 8:03 am

    Body slam Turbin a few times just to rattle a few bones. Then, <bjack slap ‘n medevac dat buggah!

    GO DEFENSE!


  20. tommui November 5, 2011 8:07 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Congrats to the WAHINE basketball and softball teams. And best wishes to the WAHINE Soccer team.

    GO GET ‘EM WARRIORS!


  21. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 8:09 am

    Anyone know if Bright got any action with first team this week?


  22. postmanke November 5, 2011 8:11 am

    Masch needs to take the Turbin engine out!


  23. d1shima November 5, 2011 8:32 am

    NaMaSU getting thrashed UGa-ly…


  24. A-House November 5, 2011 8:51 am

    With all the craziness on conference expansion or retraction, I wonder if UH would accept a Big East invite for a “west” division as envisioned by a certain sports analyst. Notably missing from his vision is Nevada from the “west” division.

    If UH jumps with the other so-called MWC commits from the WAC, will there be an “exit penalty”? If so, amount? Is it in writing or oral commitment like a recruit who can certainly change his mind. In UH’s case, they committed to something that may no longer exist. If so, what sledge hammer does Thompson have over the departing teams?

    Realizing that the Big East has a 27-month escape time clause, this can be a humbug if the PAC 12 invites UH. On the brighter side, it would give UH 27 months to really spruce up its academic and athletic programs – easier for athletics tho.

    Exit fee is a dilemma as conference changes are causing this fee to be raised higher and higher. Wonder if a conference will stipulate that the amount must be paid in full BEFORE a school can actually move to another conference thus placing an obstacle for schools jumping around? Unlike the WAC that agreed to Reno and Fresno St paying their $1 million exit fee in 4 or 5 yearly installemnts. With or without interest?

    A bigger question is how much will APEC affect the future of Hawaii’s business, leisure and athletics? Article in SA this am cited Congressional approval, waiting for Pres Obama’s signature, making it easier access for Asia-Pacific countries to conduct business in Hawaii. WOW, is this something special!!!

    As a side note, a birdie whispered in my ear that the United Nations may purchase property in Hawaii and develop a political/business/residential complex for Asia-Pacific countries with delegates moving their families to Hawaii.

    This could be a huge boost for UH and the East-West Center.


  25. Old Diver November 5, 2011 9:07 am

    #11

    David McClain was known more for being lazy than anything else.


  26. slenzi November 5, 2011 9:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Everyone here in Northwest Florida will be watching the LSU – ALA game. The @home tailgates are already underway. I have a double blessing. No dog in the #1 vs #2 fight, no family ties or loyalties to either, like most people in my area have. My second blessing is that after i find my way home through beer and wingz, i get to watch the Warriors on ESPN3. As they say down in LSU country Geaux Warriors!


  27. Shoko November 5, 2011 9:12 am

    Gosh, Georgia scoring 42 points in one quarter has got to be a D1 record.


  28. Old Diver November 5, 2011 9:13 am

    The contract is about money and winning because the two go hand in hand. While UH does not have the same pressure from big donors like at Ohio State, Texas, Alabama and the rest, I have to believe the big donors do have JD’s ear. Sure would like to know what they are telling him.


  29. Old Diver November 5, 2011 9:24 am

    ST’s take yesterday on some of the administrators at UH was spot on and something I have been saying all along. One of my son’s ex-professors also works part time doing retail sales. He said he does that because working in the real world gives him a real world perspective.


  30. Slugger November 5, 2011 9:28 am

    Good Morning, Gang!

    Love the show of support by McBride for Christian. Get well soon, Steven!

    Love the Warriors. I know they’ll have a great game. LANAKILA!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  31. slenzi November 5, 2011 9:39 am

    Coaches have to deal with FICKLE sh-tuff from every direction. Remember last year they were calling for Les Miles head because he mis-managed the clock in the waning minutes of two games in a row? FICKLE AS HECK because they won the two games in question. I think Coach Mac is thick skinned enough to let stuff like that roll off his feathers, but if support is denied from certain parties, then he has a right to question AND get his feathers up. Mac knows what a reasonable salary is, but he also knows what can be done total package-wise, and with regard to subordinate coaches, and he has a right to expect a good package when salaries have to come down. I remember that coach went on record soon after being hired that he was “shocked” at the salary.


  32. Wes'side Warrior November 5, 2011 9:43 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Game Day, Baby!!!

    Wrap ’em up, Defense!

    Move them chains, Offense!

    Solid assignment ball, Special Teams!

    Go, Warriors!!!


  33. jm2375 November 5, 2011 9:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    It’s game day!!

    Getting ready for the tgate. My offerings to the football gods will be a traditional dish from da region north of the Portagee homeland, and, of course, the infamous bp!

    (Thanks Kekoa for bringing da rice!)

    GO WARRIORS!


  34. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 9:47 am

    They should agree to a contract of $100,000 per win. At the end of the season… sign the deal.


  35. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 9:48 am

    Or sign now… and fill in that number at the end of the season. Get this contract stuff off of the backs of ALL OF the coaches so that they ALL know where they will be for next few years.


  36. SteveM November 5, 2011 9:49 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The AccuWeather forecast predicts the ENE trade winds to be under 9 mph at game time (versus the 32 mph gusts forecast earlier in the week). Low winds should help our passing game.

    GO WARRIORS!


  37. slenzi November 5, 2011 9:51 am

    Stephen Tsai #16:

    Remember when Haku Correa and Jordan Hanohano committed to UH? What about Pai Pai too? These comits were directly related to coach Mac and Miaono opening up the home-front to let coaches and student athletes alike know that UH valued what they bring to the table. June Jones, bless his heart, had left Hawaii open to stripping by MWC and PAC 10 and even top Div 2 schools. JJ simply said, “The door is always open to come back,” but Mac said, “We don’t want you to leave.” There is a big difference between the two approachdes in our Asia-Hawaiian-Polynesian cultures. JJ reversed the Von Appen effect; MAC patched some of the holes in the JJ approach, and empowered folks like the Lee’s and Rich Miano to help him. No aloof kingship for MAC . . . beibng present, accessible, and vulnerable have been hall marks of his style.


  38. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 5, 2011 9:55 am

    I have run across the list of earmarks designated for Hawai`i earlier this year. About 150 projects/programs lost their federal funding. Will tote up all the UH funds lost so that we can focus on who really is responsible for the cuts in UH external funding.

    Off to softball, shopping, T-gating, and football.


  39. Shoko November 5, 2011 9:56 am

    Would be interesting if Wyoming can pull of the win against TCU.


  40. Rip November 5, 2011 10:07 am

    Stephen Tsai #16:

    Remember when Haku Correa and Jordan Hanohano committed to UH? What about Pai Pai too? These comits were directly related to coach Mac and Miaono opening up the home-front to let coaches and student athletes alike know that UH valued what they bring to the table. June Jones, bless his heart, had left Hawaii open to stripping by MWC and PAC 10 and even top Div 2 schools. JJ simply said, “The door is always open to come back,” but Mac said, “We don’t want you to leave.” There is a big difference between the two approachdes in our Asia-Hawaiian-Polynesian cultures. JJ reversed the Von Appen effect; MAC patched some of the holes in the JJ approach, and empowered folks like the Lee’s and Rich Miano to help him. No aloof kingship for MAC . . . beibng present, accessible, and vulnerable have been hall marks of his style.

    Not true. Pai Pai was recruited and kept home by Cal Lee and Haku was Jeff Reinebold all the way. Also only Pai Pai was really offered by other big time schools and considered a Pac-10 prospect. Gordon and Haku were considered WAC or Big Sky type players. Coach Mack had nothing to do with recruiting any of those 3 kids and overall the real big time prospects in Hawaii are still leaving. Pai Pai is the exception and once again Cal Lee kept him home no one else. If you are going to give Mack props fine, but don’t make things up or give him credit he does not deserve.


  41. Da Punchbowl Kid November 5, 2011 10:09 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Game day! Yeeee-hawwww!!!! Whoa, Correa’s arm look mo beeg den da football!

    Here’s hoping that our defense can out-bully da Aggies bully backs! Can do! Da Defense been winning games for us, time for da offense to explode!

    Warriors need to stay hungry, focused, humble, angry, and no let up intil da game is pau! Finish!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  42. LizKauai (macbook) November 5, 2011 10:20 am

    Got my Warrior Jersey- finally- at the Kauai Community College Bookstore – who graciously held my Ranbowtique gift certificate for months before I could get there! The only one my size was #1- which is okay because I like Aaron Brown and Greg Salas…

    Gonna wear it all day through all my meetings – even through Waimea’s playoff game with Kapaa at 3 for all the marbles. (Waimea is BLUE and Kapaa is green)

    Dunno if I can see the game tonight as it it also the Waimea Alumni Assoc. annual Luau (no rain, please).

    As for the Warriors- take nothing for granted- especially home field advantage- because, of late, Hawaii fans seem to get disappointed faster than a Korean cheering section can change color. πŸ™„

    Play for the LOVERS… especially the UNCONDITIONAL ONES who don’t gamble… πŸ˜†

    And Coach Mack- We are all in the Hands of Ke Akua. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  43. Toots November 5, 2011 10:33 am

    Why do you post pictures of our injured athletes or talk about upcoming surgeries? I just think you’re giving schools info that they don’t really need and doesn’t help us.


  44. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 10:34 am

    Reinebold did most of the work on Haku. But Reinebold was off the staff when Mack took over, so I’m not sure who closed the deal. I don’t think Haku was going anywhere because his mom works at UH and his brother helped coach him.


  45. PolyMom November 5, 2011 10:39 am

    @43 I agree. Other teams do look at these blogs. Why give them information about players injuries.


  46. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 10:41 am

    Haku Correa is going to be back for the Nevada game? I like that.


  47. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 10:44 am

    Haku is trying for the Fresno game. Am I a week off? I need to re-read that.


  48. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 10:52 am

    Cool Ethan:

    Not certain on tonight’s singer, but Jesse Rivera usually sings on military nights.

    The band sounded pretty good. They were practicing on the grass field yesterday.


  49. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 10:55 am

    Sad news about Joe Frazier’s illness.


  50. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 10:55 am

    Ah…. too bad. We can always use what he brings to the table on those especially hard to win away games.


  51. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:00 am

    It’s going to be tough in Reno.

    It’s getting pretty chilly over there, especially with a 7:15 p.m. kickoff.


  52. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 11:07 am

    Time for the thermal underwear.


  53. jm2375 November 5, 2011 11:11 am

    ST – it was snowing in Reno yesterday…


  54. mctruck November 5, 2011 11:15 am

    Happy belated Birthday to DPK’s betta-half…..sorry, just qued back in.

    Warriors need to stop dat Utah St. running back, oda-wise, it’s going to be a long evening.

    Bus’um up gangeez!!


  55. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:20 am

    Jm:

    I guess that would back the assessment of chilly.

    Cool. That should make for a fun Thursday practice.


  56. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:21 am

    I think Robert Turbin should be nicknamed “McTruck.”

    Hey. Wait. It just dawned on me after all these years.

    McTruck = Mack Truck.

    The lightbulb has been turned on.

    That’s pretty clever.


  57. Kekoa November 5, 2011 11:25 am

    …and here’s this about that. PUHLEEZE don’t let that music teacher from U H sing the anthem.

    That Boomer Soonee voice scared the chit out of the female child sitting in front of me!


  58. Kekoa November 5, 2011 11:27 am

    Boomer Sooner…


  59. ai-ee-soos November 5, 2011 11:45 am

    Man, that’s fast healing.

    It’s great to have another wide-body in the mix.

    “Defensive tackle Haku Correa, who has recovered from surgery for a fractured ankle, expects to be medically cleared next week. He hopes to be back for the following week’s game against Fresno State.”


  60. al_kiQaida November 5, 2011 11:51 am

    Praying that Trevor Davis is going to be an over-the-shoulder-see-ya long bomb bullet next year. See a lot coming from that young man!


  61. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 11:54 am

    Mctruck’s one of the original bloggers, isn’t he?


  62. d1shima November 5, 2011 12:55 pm

    Whew-Hoo!

    Wildcats come from behind to stay unbeaten. πŸ™‚

    GO WARRIORS!

    GO WILDCATS X 2!


  63. Bulla November 5, 2011 1:02 pm

    d1

    congrats on the victory, the ‘other’ cats continue a downward spiral…in the snow no less today πŸ™

    either way……..

    GO WARRIORS

    GO WILDCATS X 1.5

    πŸ™ πŸ™


  64. Bulla November 5, 2011 1:03 pm

    Turbin will be a good test for our LB’s to see if they can pick him up. When we saw him play on 9-10-11 at Logan, they said he was still getting warmed up…..ouch. He looked like an extra hot jalapeno at that point in time, haha…… should be a good game. GO WARRIORS !!!!!


  65. Bulla November 5, 2011 1:04 pm

    #56

    ST ….. still the legend in …… your ….. mind πŸ™‚


  66. al November 5, 2011 1:24 pm

    one of the key players today will be jordan monico. he could be called to duty often especially if gdl can’t go.


  67. niho mano November 5, 2011 1:26 pm

    Go! Warriors!

    get the “W”!…your fan…niho!


  68. ai-eee-soos November 5, 2011 1:49 pm

    Idaho 32; @ San Jose 29. Final


  69. Pride. November 5, 2011 1:59 pm

    #68 – Wow, big win by the Vandals.


  70. d1shima November 5, 2011 2:00 pm

    What is big time? Check out CBS


  71. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 2:36 pm

    Wow… Wahine took it to Chaminade today… 19-2… no mercy ruling in exhibition games, eh?


  72. Shoko November 5, 2011 2:57 pm

    Seems like LSU is going with a more mobile QB.


  73. d1shima November 5, 2011 3:28 pm

    Whew…take a breath!


  74. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 3:57 pm

    Jesse Williams is a starter DL at Alabama… too bad he got away from UH. .. Same with David Garness. Can’t blame the coaches for those academic casualties..


  75. d1shima November 5, 2011 4:13 pm

    We’ll see how “freakish” of a specimen Turbin is tonite but there are more than a few examples on the field in Tuscaloosa right now.


  76. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 4:23 pm

    It was weird about Jesse Williams.

    Twice he committed to UH, twice, for some reason, he couldn’t get in.

    Not sure why Garness left. He would have ended up with a scholarship.


  77. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 4:36 pm

    Ladies and Gentleman at the game tonight… Be sure to give the Warriors a “CheeeeHuuu” from NYC for me…


  78. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 4:52 pm

    Boise and Nevada 7-7…


  79. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 4:58 pm

    UNLV…


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  81. d1shima November 5, 2011 5:03 pm

    A lot of fortunes are lost in Vegas….


  82. Last Call November 5, 2011 5:15 pm

    I’m still cracking up over this nickname the Cookie Monster that NMS fans bestowed on Kekaula and how the Hawai`i fans have picked it up.

    A first I didn’t get it until I listened to the Cookie Monster on some YouTube videos.LOL Robert does sound like the Cookie Monster.


  83. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 5:23 pm

    Yikes… LSU beats Alabama in OT…


  84. kawika49 November 5, 2011 5:28 pm

    Is ST losing weight? Or is it because he’s next to the cookie monster?


  85. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 5:39 pm

    Kenton Chun out tonight.

    Sore left knee.


  86. Iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 5:45 pm

    Stadium is really really empty.

    Bama v. LSU and rain probably did not help.


  87. Hank November 5, 2011 5:46 pm

    LTU 31 Fresno 7 2nd Qtr…in Fresno.


  88. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 5:47 pm

    Good call by UH to defer .

    Let the defense set the tone early


  89. duffer November 5, 2011 5:48 pm

    Stadium looks kinda empty. Wish we were at the game!


  90. Hank November 5, 2011 5:52 pm

    AB is da man.


  91. duffer November 5, 2011 5:53 pm

    Wow int!


  92. Hank November 5, 2011 5:56 pm

    Looks like our Defense is going to have to do it again until our offense gets on track.


  93. Shoko November 5, 2011 5:57 pm

    Aaron Brown making a statement early on. Nice!


  94. Hank November 5, 2011 6:03 pm

    Big play if we can hold um to a fg.


  95. Shoko November 5, 2011 6:03 pm

    Dang. πŸ™


  96. wowlaulau November 5, 2011 6:04 pm

    Tank needs some height!!!


  97. Iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 6:05 pm

    Tank…heh


  98. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:06 pm

    Not to worry, UH fans: It’s not the fourth quarter yet.


  99. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 6:06 pm

    It was a good pass though.. high and only where the receiver could go up and get it. Dang…

    Let’s go Warriors… got to respond, NOW!


  100. A-joe November 5, 2011 6:10 pm

    Student section no show.

    Koakane holding up the whole section by himself.


  101. Shoko November 5, 2011 6:12 pm

    Miah is the go-to guy!


  102. Iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 6:15 pm

    Looks like one of the only 15 kickers in the nation that can poke it in the endzone plays for Utah St.


  103. Shoko November 5, 2011 6:16 pm

    Pollard looks like a knee injury. Not good.


  104. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:17 pm

    Smallest crowd of the year.


  105. Hank November 5, 2011 6:19 pm

    …interesting call…


  106. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:19 pm

    Uh, not fourth quarter yet?


  107. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:20 pm

    Utah State is LSU.


  108. Iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 6:20 pm

    Can someone remind Mack we are in the first quarter pleaaaaaase.

    There is NO need to go for it on 4th.

    WTH?!


  109. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:28 pm

    Pollard to the training room


  110. Hank November 5, 2011 6:38 pm

    I like us pounding with Jackson & Iosefa…it’ll pay dividends in the 4th quarter and keep their offense off the field.


  111. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 6:42 pm

    Iosefa is awesome to watch!


  112. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:44 pm

    Interesting that Clapp is at right wideout.

    Bell shoulda stuck around.


  113. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 6:45 pm

    Iosefa is Hawaii’s answer to Turbin.


  114. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 6:47 pm

    Bell was asked to leave.


  115. Hank November 5, 2011 6:54 pm

    D is doing a great job so far of shutting down the wacs top offense.


  116. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:57 pm

    there are fewer than 50 students in the student-sideline section.


  117. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 6:57 pm

    Bet student attendance goes up when UH jacks up the student fee to $100/semester.


  118. BowsForever November 5, 2011 7:04 pm

    Iosefa puts the “run” in Run N’ Shoot.

    TD Moniz! That’s more like it!


  119. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:04 pm

    Yay…3 for 3 for harden/Austin and co.


  120. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:04 pm

    Hadden I meant


  121. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:04 pm

    Nice run by Moniz.


  122. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:05 pm

    What happened to Terrance Bell?


  123. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:05 pm

    116:is there a protest going on?


  124. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:12 pm

    They told him he was off the team after they burned Davis’ redshirt…they probably thought he was not as valuable to them being a non-starting senior…bet they are sorry bout that now!


  125. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:13 pm

    Way to go Aaron brown!!! Playmaker tonight


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  127. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:18 pm

    @124

    Thanks…


  128. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:21 pm

    Never like to see that…best wishes to their QB #16. Be well…


  129. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:22 pm

    Mood is very somber after Keeton injury,


  130. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 7:23 pm

    NICE run Mo…dang!


  131. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:24 pm

    They’re supposedly taking him to Queen’s.


  132. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:25 pm

    Why not try the hook-and-lateral on second down?


  133. postmanke November 5, 2011 7:26 pm

    Wishing the best for Keeton. Was hoping to see his legs move. Hoping nothing too serious


  134. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:26 pm

    Wish nothing but the best for Keeton… He’s going to be a force in the WAC, if he can get healthy… Best Wishes…


  135. kawika49 November 5, 2011 7:34 pm

    so fa so magaia.


  136. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 7:34 pm

    Per Pomai’s last posting, the winnah will be…

    28 – 21 LizKauai

    31 – 17 papajoe2

    34 – 24 eagle

    34 – 26 longdistance808

    35 – 07 tommui

    35 – 21 gmahoney

    35 – 27 Haleakala

    38 – 14 wafan

    38 – 22 Pomai

    38 – 24 polywarrior4life

    41 – 38 BigWave96744

    42 – 10 WarriorNY

    42 – 21 DPK

    42 – 28 krump1

    43 – 18 Ballpicker

    45 – 21 Sean

    45 – 24 Hilo-Warrior

    45 – 31 Glenn

    49 – 14 Tchanhng

    50 – 00 AlaWai

    56 – 21 Kekoa

    59 – 28 d1shima

    59 – 38 masatoshi-san


  137. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 7:43 pm

    45-21 Boise beats UNLV


  138. markazulu November 5, 2011 7:46 pm

    Best wishes go out to Keeton great player prayers to him an his family!


  139. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 7:47 pm

    Amen…


  140. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:47 pm

    @136…

    Eh, anyone won two times this season?? come on 42-10!


  141. kawika49 November 5, 2011 7:50 pm

    As an 11b4p 100% Dav I think, the half time was done appropriately.


  142. Iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 7:54 pm

    Terrible to see the QB go down.

    Prayers that it isn’t serious.


  143. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 7:55 pm

    No paralysis for Keeton, which is encouraging news.


  144. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:56 pm

    Who is after Clapp on the depth chart???


  145. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 7:57 pm

    @143…

    Very good to hear… Hopefully it’ll be a Jake Locker type injury where he can bounce back next year…


  146. Hawaiianbod November 5, 2011 7:57 pm

    prayers for Keeton.


  147. Hank November 5, 2011 7:58 pm

    #143…Good News…


  148. postmanke November 5, 2011 8:01 pm

    Good to hear about Keeton.


  149. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:10 pm

    Our boys are totally flat on the sideline n field. No one seemed concerned about that last Utah score


  150. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:10 pm

    Now Clapp is out.

    UH is running out of right wideouts.

    Charles Clay?


  151. markazulu November 5, 2011 8:11 pm

    C’mon warrior’s dont let up!


  152. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 8:11 pm

    New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian was knocked out of the Georgia game as he tried to tackle Baccari Rambo on the Georgia safety’s 51-yard interception return late in the second quarter.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/gameflash/2011/11/05/46869/index.html#ixzz1cu5xQMte


  153. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:12 pm

    Stutzmann to right wideout.

    Paclebar to left slotback.


  154. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:16 pm

    By the way, it’s Jordan Loeffler at left tackle.


  155. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:16 pm

    Mo is going to have it tough. These receivers are just not on the same page. Too bad.


  156. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 8:17 pm

    Again, per Pomai’s last posting, the winnah will be…

    31 – 17 papajoe2

    34 – 24 eagle

    34 – 26 longdistance808

    35 – 07 tommui

    35 – 21 gmahoney

    35 – 27 Haleakala

    38 – 14 wafan

    38 – 22 Pomai

    38 – 24 polywarrior4life

    41 – 38 BigWave96744

    42 – 10 WarriorNY

    42 – 21 DPK

    42 – 28 krump1

    43 – 18 Ballpicker

    45 – 21 Sean

    45 – 24 Hilo-Warrior

    45 – 31 Glenn

    49 – 14 Tchanhng

    50 – 00 AlaWai

    56 – 21 Kekoa

    59 – 28 d1shima

    59 – 38 masatoshi-san


  157. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:18 pm

    Clapp out with rib injury.


  158. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 8:19 pm

    whats attendance about 200?


  159. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:19 pm

    In review: Clapp, Pollard, Leonard, C.Laurel, Bright, Chun not playing.


  160. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:23 pm

    Attendance actually 199. 200 is tickets distributed.


  161. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 8:24 pm

    Probably lots of folks left town due to apec…


  162. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 8:26 pm

    Adam Kennedy is a pretty good QB.


  163. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:26 pm

    Uhhhhh…wassup, Aranda? Not pau game yet.


  164. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:26 pm

    Boys still playing flat. Kinda in cruise mode


  165. markazulu November 5, 2011 8:29 pm

    Wow it seems like after Chucky Keeton left the game Hawai’i has been deflated an Utah State has been more in the game.

    Hawai’i is just letting this game get away from them!


  166. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:35 pm

    Team does not have the finish mentality. They get ahead and let the foot off the pedal. Not what great teams do.

    Watching the LSU V Alabama. That’s why they are 1 and 2. They play all the way. Non-stop. We just don’t have that. too bad.


  167. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:39 pm

    Our o line is uUGLY!!! They play like they are second and third team, not like player who can just step in. The mind set needs to be different.


  168. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 8:41 pm

    Terrible spot is right


  169. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:41 pm

    There doesn’t seem to be an urgency


  170. Hank November 5, 2011 8:43 pm

    Here we go.


  171. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:43 pm

    Kinda cruising


  172. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:43 pm

    Did Aranda go out for coffee? Somebody has to call him back. There’s still a game and his defense is not looking good.


  173. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 8:43 pm

    Oh my god…better fire back up guys!


  174. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 8:44 pm

    not cruising, stopped, dead in the water


  175. PONO November 5, 2011 8:44 pm

    Wow! Wow! Unreal! If UH loses this one we will be saying bye bye to Mack.


  176. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:46 pm

    Ok. Let’s see what kinda fire we got!


  177. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:47 pm

    No no they cruising


  178. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:48 pm

    No one wants to step up. Everyone hoping someone else takes charge.


  179. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:50 pm

    The line is just not blocking. Did Rolo join Aranda for coffee? What kind of play calling is that?


  180. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:51 pm

    Moniz running the option completely wrong!


  181. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 8:53 pm

    the only cruising going on is off of Maui


  182. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 8:53 pm

    This USU team almost beat Auburn…so you know

    they have good players and coaching…


  183. PONO November 5, 2011 8:56 pm

    The injuries on the offense are piling up to a point where we have no continuity. Hope they can suck it up for one drive before we lose this game.


  184. Buffoman November 5, 2011 8:57 pm

    It may be just me but this team knows how to embarrass itself. Why do they continue to do it? Yes people got hurt, but is the bench that weak? Does that mean we did not recruit well?

    Where is the blocking on the runs?


  185. kawika49 November 5, 2011 8:59 pm

    Up to the D


  186. A-joe November 5, 2011 8:59 pm

    We playing not to lose


  187. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:02 pm

    actually, it seems we are playing not to win


  188. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:04 pm

    Gotta luv an exciting game, not one-sided or predictable!


  189. slenzi November 5, 2011 9:05 pm

    RIP #40

    Thanks for the update on recruiting Hanohano, Correa and Paipai. If you look at my post, I said that Coach Mac initiated agressive outreach to the coaches and players in Hawaii that led to a change in the overall philosophy of recruiting our hometown kids. Somehow it got twisted that i was saying Mac was the be-all, end-all in recruiting those guys, which he was not. However, they were some of the first classes of local boys who came in under the new philosophy of letting both coaches and athletes know that things had changed at Manoa, and UH was now open to communications and suggestions, and wanted to get to know the local high school coaches and players much better than JJ ever did. Hope this clarifies.


  190. duffer November 5, 2011 9:06 pm

    Utah State has had some good bounces!


  191. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 9:08 pm

    Dayumn… I’m not liking the way this is looking … c’mon Warriors..


  192. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:08 pm

    Nice knock-away by Tank Hopkins!


  193. A-joe November 5, 2011 9:09 pm

    I love it!!! Pressure for no apparent reason!!!


  194. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:10 pm

    32 seconds left…catch down by 6 yard line…


  195. duffer November 5, 2011 9:10 pm

    Here goes Turbin


  196. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 9:10 pm

    wtf? this is unreal…


  197. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:11 pm

    Hopkins must be the poster boy for all offensive coordinators.


  198. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:11 pm

    Richard Torres stops qb at 2 yard line…


  199. PONO November 5, 2011 9:12 pm

    Hopkins is being taken to school. He needs to bounce back.


  200. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:12 pm

    16 seconds left and Turbin gets touchdown…


  201. Hawaiianbod November 5, 2011 9:12 pm

    pfft


  202. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:14 pm

    not to negative, but I thought we were favored to win the WAC


  203. Wassup November 5, 2011 9:14 pm

    You gotta be kidding me!


  204. Wes'side Warrior November 5, 2011 9:15 pm

    Dang it. That’s why we don’t take the foot off of the pedal. That conservative stuff after the half killed us. Gotta keep moving those chains.


  205. duffer November 5, 2011 9:15 pm

    Props to Utah State. They played 60 minutes! Kennedy played the game of his life.


  206. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 9:15 pm

    There goes the WAC Championship hopes… let’s hope we get into the Sheraton Bowl, at least… ouch!


  207. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:16 pm

    I think UH felt too sorry for sending their “Chucky” qb to Queens…

    And they sort of let up to be kind typical of Islanders.

    Can you say Hawaii Kingdom lost?


  208. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:16 pm

    I hope we don’t make it to the Hawaii Bowl. If USU and a second string QB can do this to us, I’d hate to see us embarassed on national TV. Embarassing.

    Did Aranda get back from his coffee break?


  209. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:16 pm

    Now can everyone get out of their damn fairyland works and believe me when I say FIRE MCMACKIN!!!!


  210. A-joe November 5, 2011 9:16 pm

    This is Epic!


  211. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 9:17 pm

    I need a drink…


  212. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:17 pm

    MIH,

    Are you serious??? You still want Hawaii to go to the Hawaii bowl after a showing like this?? You’ve got to be kidding me!!


  213. Wes'side Warrior November 5, 2011 9:18 pm

    Okay, let me move my clocks back an hour and go sulk. Man…


  214. Hawaiianbod November 5, 2011 9:18 pm

    embarrassing!


  215. slenzi November 5, 2011 9:18 pm

    Hard, hard loss, but we got to witness the stuff that football legends are made of … only this time it was with the other guys. QB Kennedy rallies USU to win this one for Chucky.


  216. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:19 pm

    Well, UH victory over Nevada

    next week gonna be that much more

    sweeeeeet!


  217. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:19 pm

    What will it take for people to know that Mcmackin is not the head coach we need!!


  218. Rip November 5, 2011 9:19 pm

    Slenzi, those guys were recruited by June’s staff. They were done deals when he went to SMU and because Cal stayed here at UH they stayed. Haku’s mom works at UH he was a no brainer and in fact Hawaii was his best offer. If you have been watching this season, the so called “change in recruiting” doesn’t seem to have been much of an upgrade in size, or speed and the 4 and 5 star locals still don’t stay home. They head to the mainland.


  219. Hawaiianbod November 5, 2011 9:20 pm

    props to usu.


  220. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:20 pm

    Ipu man,

    You really believe we are going to beat Nevada?? That’s weird and corny.


  221. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:20 pm

    Ok, the OLine is really bad

    USU is in a prevent with 7 guys in coverage

    and our 6 (include RB) guys can’t block 4 rushers

    longer than a 2 count?


  222. Hank November 5, 2011 9:20 pm

    We have struggled with staying focused the whole year…USU deserved to win – they played four quarters…we did not.


  223. madeinhawaii November 5, 2011 9:21 pm

    MattyBoy..

    I’m a fan of the team and it’s players… that means I want them to go to a bowl game and I want them to get a little extra revenue for the season… And yeah, I want them to win out the rest of the season. It’s not always how you start.. it’s important how they finish the season. Cause that defines the start of the next.


  224. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:21 pm

    What the hell? Hot n Cold Mo gets player of the game? What about Aaron Brown? He had a heck of a game if I remember right!


  225. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:23 pm

    tsigh…..


  226. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:24 pm

    This is just so frustrating. Yes people got hurt but wow, we had Bess behind Chad Owens, we had Salas behind Bess. We do not see to have anybody behind our first line folks. If that’s the case, we’re in deep kim chee. NO BENCH!


  227. RedZone November 5, 2011 9:24 pm

    What the hell happened? Damn.


  228. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:24 pm

    222 you hit the nail on the head. D played an awesome 1st half, but could not get any pressure in the 2nd. O was helped big time in the 1st half by the Aggie penalties, but was like the offense of the UNLV game in the 2nd half. This team isn’t horrible but isn’t great either. You can just never tell what kind of performance you will get week in and week out.

    Now excuse me while I try to find my ripped out heart.


  229. Wassup November 5, 2011 9:25 pm

    At least we won’t have to stress out about the “WAC Championship” game next week at Nevada. Tough, tough game to swallow. Maybe we should go back to the drawing board with a new staff / system. Save money on contract and do not re-sign Mack. We can lose for a lot cheaper than 1.1 mil. per year.


  230. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:25 pm

    Ill definitely donate money to fire Mcmackin!!


  231. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 9:25 pm

    Wassup,

    That’s what I’m talkin bout!!!


  232. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:26 pm

    spare me the cliches like “one snap and clear” like so many people like to say on this blog. That was by football definition, A COLLAPSE. The lackadaisical approach of the QB and the offense in crunch situations once again came back to bite them in the butt. I especially did not like seeing Moniz smiling so soon after a loss. The coaches hadn’t even shaked hands yet and our QB was laughing it up with the other teams coaching staff. Am I the only one who saw that?

    This team has so much potential, but they keep on disappointing. WE REALLY SHOULD BE 9-0 or at least 8-1 right now.


  233. WarriorNY November 5, 2011 9:26 pm

    I have a question…

    How many times has Mo come back to defeat an opponent? How many times has he let a lead pass? I’m not a Mo hater but just wanted to point that out…


  234. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:27 pm

    I am in favor of saving money, but I’d like to see the system stay. Here is the plan . . . Keep Rolo and Aranda and hire a local football coach legend . . . yep, CAL LEE!!!!!!!!!!!


  235. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:28 pm

    Kev, I disagree, the receiving corps is just not at the level it need to be for that type of record this year. Next year they will be, but then we are dealing with a first year starter at QB.


  236. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:29 pm

    How many times has MO overthrown a deep ball? You’d have an easier time figuring out how many he connected on. THis offense can not succeed if the only pass plays you complete are 3 yard outs.


  237. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:30 pm

    Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant


  238. Uniwarrior November 5, 2011 9:30 pm

    #208: many 2nd string Qb’s are better than the starters. Don’t ever believe the numbers. They don’t always reflect the quality of players ability. Just the coaches choice. What really matters is the play on the field during game time. That kid threw the hell out of the ball. No doubt Austin would do the same under the same circumstances. No disrespect intend.


  239. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:30 pm

    konaboy . . . I don’t necessarily disagree, but if you look at our losses, they are all games we should have definitely won. With the exception of maybe WA. That is what I base my claim on. I do agree that the recievers are not where they need to be. But the teams we lost to, we definitely should have beaten.


  240. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:31 pm

    Never, under any circumstances, combine a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.


  241. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:32 pm

    WHAAAAAT??


  242. Ipu Man November 5, 2011 9:33 pm

    Matty Boy, “Isaiah 54:17″

    No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgment I shalt condemn. This is the heritage of The servants of The LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith The LORD.”


  243. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:33 pm

    Come on Laura . . . I’m disappointed, but that’s just unnecessary.


  244. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:34 pm

    If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times, does he become disoriented?


  245. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:34 pm

    MIH yes, it’s how you finish and we did not! And it seems to be a pattern. I agree with Matty, this team has been embarrassed and unfortunately it simply does not appear to have the momentum to improve and keep improving. They get better in one area, like special teams and regress in another DBs (Mr. Hopkins, everyone’s favorite target is not improving), or o-line. So what are the second and third team guys doing in practice when the first team guys are practicing? Watching teams like Arkansas, Oklahoma and others play, when one goes down the replacement does not appear to be ill prepared. Why do ours look so bad?


  246. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:35 pm

    232: agreed


  247. Old School Dave November 5, 2011 9:36 pm

    Props to Utah State. Nice guys playing and coaching for UH, but unfortunately, this team (coaching staff) lacks the killer instinct and is too laid back.

    Time to bring back the offensive scheme that was the most successful in UH football history.

    http://www.georgiasoutherneagles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90305&SPID=10890&DB_OEM_ID=18700&ATCLID=204841561&Q_SEASON=2011


  248. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:36 pm

    236: agreed


  249. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:38 pm

    239: agreed


  250. whitey November 5, 2011 9:40 pm

    no knock on our qb, but he can’t hit the broadside of a barn which is 30 or more yds away. give him 100 chances and he will complete less than 5.


  251. Whatmoviewasiwatching November 5, 2011 9:40 pm

    Come to the conclusion after watching UH lose to some really bad teams on a consistent basis this year that our team must be worse than those bad teams we lost to. Yes, coaching could definitely be better; and our guys give it all the got all the time. We should commend them for their efforts; but you can do only so much with what we got. Unfortunately, it is what it is. Let’s hope we can get some strong recruits next year.


  252. whitey November 5, 2011 9:41 pm

    but then again, why is he throwing long when the rns is designed for the short game. oh, i forgot that our offensive coordinator is calling the plays.


  253. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:42 pm

    Kev, I agree that this game and San Jose could have been wins, but to go further, it just appears we just lack too many things this year on top of young receivers to have a well rounded team that can pick up where other parts slack off during 4 quarters of a game. Some seasons are like that.

    On a side note I don’t think this is a “gut the system” situation. WAC title looks lost but the Hawaii Bowl berth is now priority #1 and we should be pulling for that.

    I will be cheering them on next week.


  254. tommui November 5, 2011 9:42 pm

    Well, as Charlie Brown would put it :”How can we lose when we are so sincere?”

    So even if we lose or win, we have to give out support to our Warriors.


  255. Wassup November 5, 2011 9:42 pm

    WarriorNY #233,

    Add to your list: How many nationally televised games have we lost in the last 2 years? Choke factor. I’ll stop now before I get carried away. Gotta buckle up for the usual battery of Mack’s lame excuses- coming up. Good night to all.


  256. Old School Dave November 5, 2011 9:43 pm

    Enough of the twinkle toes, finesse, chuck and duck offense. Change is good. I don’t see this program improving. They should retain Coach Tuioti, though.

    Need to go for a walk.


  257. tommui November 5, 2011 9:43 pm

    258 – give our full support to our Warriors.


  258. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:45 pm

    Laura…r u familiar with politics? It goes with the turf. You gotta get over it. Coach controls what is or isn’t said or reported. That’s the rule in this game. That’s just the way it goes…


  259. whitey November 5, 2011 9:46 pm

    interesting that 2 weeks in a row, the qb missed or was excused from practice. don’t tell me that we have 5 qbs on the team and that our present one is irreplacable. Idaho changed their qb and tonight usu changed their qb. idaho took us to the end and usu kicked our okoles with new qbs. do we need to stay with the present?????


  260. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:47 pm

    257: let’s not forget UNLV.


  261. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:48 pm

    257 . . . okay, I could be convinced of that, but I still think we should have beaten UNLV though. I agree, not a scrap the system situation. And I too will be cheering them on next week.


  262. whitey November 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    moniz being named as uh player of the game is a joke.


  263. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    whitey . . . since you bring it up, I have heard some rumblings that teammates are taking notice of possible special treatment of a certain QB.


  264. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    Normally I prefer to ignore trolls on the WB.

    I’ll make an exception in Laura’s case.

    Not sure what you have against ST or why you

    continue to hang around the blog of a writer

    you seem to hate.

    It might do you good to keep moving on until

    you find something that you enjoy.

    Although I do find it funny that you hide behind a female

    name, can only imagine the tiny size of your genitalia

    hidden in the folds of your skirt as you stand in your

    corner of Hotel street every night at midnight


  265. UHbacker November 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    UHAD is getting ripped off by this head coach, it may be harsh but it’s the sad truth.

    Bad attendance, bad team perfomance, UH needs a change!!!


  266. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    if you had to pick a UH player of the game, I would say Aaron Brown


  267. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:51 pm

    ewwwwwww rasu, das gross


  268. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:52 pm

    I have no problem with Moniz. He simply does not have the “tools” (o line is not there and his receivers do not know their routes, have alligator arms across the middle and need to spend time with the weight room folks as they fall when sneezed on).

    Iosefa will be good and is a good replacement for Green.


  269. duffer November 5, 2011 9:52 pm

    No you are an embarrassment! Why don’t you go tell Bryant in person he shouldn’t carry the Hawaiian flag. He’s done more for Warrior football that you ever did. While you’re at it, I’m sure ST would like to hear from you in person what an idiot he is.


  270. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:53 pm

    271: agreed


  271. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:54 pm

    as much as Moniz frustrates me, I think the flag comment is over the line too. Come on, lets grumble about football.


  272. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:54 pm

    Wait…change that to Iosefa…he was a beast!


  273. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:54 pm

    265 & 266, UNLV wasn’t even close 40-20. The second half offense tonight was the same that played that entire game IMO. Sorry I can’t agree with that one. On paper yes we “should” have been able to beat them but that game wasn’t winnable on game day. SJSU and USU we should not have lost.


  274. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 9:55 pm

    Kev-1

    How do you know? It might be true

    for all we actually know about this person


  275. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:55 pm

    warriorfan4ever . . . great minds think alike


  276. Warriorfan4ever November 5, 2011 9:57 pm

    281: AGREED!!!


  277. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:57 pm

    yeah forgot about Iosefa . . . that guy is a stud

    rasu . . . maybe, but still gross. you gave me a visual in my head that i didn’t need right before bed . . . LOL


  278. Buffoman November 5, 2011 9:57 pm

    Player of the game should be Art Laurel. He made big plays over and over. Very steady. Iosefa was also a beast.


  279. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:57 pm

    Iosefa grew tonight. We will see big things from him over the next 3 seasons πŸ™‚ I thought the O-line did too until the second half?!?!??


  280. kev-1 November 5, 2011 9:58 pm

    Anyone else think losing Clapp was more of a loss than Pollard tonight? Pollard is our deep/middle guy, and we all know how that part of our offense is right now. But Clapp is our Mr. Reliable. He was the most significant injury of the night IMO.


  281. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:59 pm

    Buffo, I would have to agree with you on Laurel. AB came to play too.


  282. Rip November 5, 2011 9:59 pm

    Moniz should have been kicked off this team before last season. Mack broke the golden rule of coaching and set a double standard that will haunt him and this program for as long as Moniz is around. The players will never believe in him and for good reason. But that’s Mack, he’s been playing all of you for years with his nice caring grandpa act. He’s making


  283. Konaboy November 5, 2011 9:59 pm

    What was Clapp’s injury?


  284. Eric November 5, 2011 9:59 pm

    I thought Laura was banned from this blog???

    #264 Whitey – the QB missing practice is on the coaching staff for allowing it.


  285. kev-1 November 5, 2011 10:00 pm

    284 . . . yup props to Art too. Losing his bro was also pretty significant.


  286. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 10:00 pm

    Laura, nope UH is a under achieving team, but nowhere near the top 25

    And I was one of the few tsaikos who did not want Mac as coach.

    In fact I called him a “Carpet Bagger” before his hire.

    But as long as he is the coach, I gotta support him and the team


  287. kev-1 November 5, 2011 10:01 pm

    all i heard about clapp was chest injury

    Laura . . Brown carrying out the Hawaiian Flag? Might as well have Kenton Chun do it.

    nah, nah, jus joke


  288. Robin November 5, 2011 10:02 pm

    Maybe Norm Chow will be available for next year… given UCLA is in the tank. He is up there in terms of age, and his stock is on the decline. That given, he may not be as demanding as perhaps he supposedly was in the past. Think he would do and least as well and PROBABLY better in keeping at least some of the top 10 Hawaii prospects home.


  289. rainbowfan November 5, 2011 10:03 pm

    According to a caller on the radio show, UH player Aaron B said a bad thing regarding the injured Utah State QB while he was on the ground, which was shown on TV.


  290. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 10:04 pm

    Ipu man,

    Are you serious?? We’re discussing football and you’re bringing up scriptures?? Ummmm……Ok.


  291. MattyBoy November 5, 2011 10:06 pm

    Robin,

    You want another Mcmackin-Vonappen coach?


  292. Ralph November 5, 2011 10:06 pm

    In hindsight, the Idaho team was a tough one for us, I’m glad we won.

    South Alabama and Lamar are looking mighty good on our schedule next year, “we get chance”! They should have about 50 or 75 scholarship players next season, I believe they will be starting their 3rd year in football, maybe 2 nd.


  293. rainbowfan November 5, 2011 10:07 pm

    Let Shane Austin have a chance if Moniz is not playing too well.

    #296,

    I think Chow is with Utah now.


  294. Eric November 5, 2011 10:07 pm

    We are not getting rid of Mack. We don’t have the money to buy him out and pay the next coach a sizeable sum. Mack’s a nice, honorable man but he’s not going to give up $1M a year and quit. So let’s stop the get rid of the coach talk or so-and-so may be available next year discussions. It ain’t happening!


  295. Da Punchbowl Kid November 5, 2011 10:07 pm

    Win together, lose together.

    The only thing that makes a loss worse is the things some “fans” post. Just imagine if the team talked like that. As fans, we are part of the Warrior ‘Ohana. Is what you’re saying helping or hurting? Above all, no just talk anykine stupid stuff. Or job as fans is to support the team!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  296. Pride. November 5, 2011 10:08 pm

    #296 – Norm Chow may not be at UCLA anymore. I believe he is with the Utah Utes.


  297. papajoe2 November 5, 2011 10:08 pm

    #296 Robin, Why is his stock in decline? You want to hire a guy with his stock in decline?


  298. Willie November 5, 2011 10:08 pm

    Which coach has responsibility to check other teams personnel on punts & kick offs? After the 1st fake punt I kept looking at USU players. On the 2nd fake one I was yelling #11, #11, fake, fake, fake; my wife was wondering what I was yelling at so loudly. If this coach was on the ball, isn’t calling time out a good thing, especially with the lead? In my opinion this was the key, the momentum change.


  299. wize guy November 5, 2011 10:11 pm

    certain coach need more geritol.


  300. wize guy November 5, 2011 10:12 pm

    Mack was suposedly offered 600K – he shud a took it.

    660k looking good now


  301. wize guy November 5, 2011 10:13 pm

    # 310 – – that’s 600k looking good now


  302. Eric November 5, 2011 10:14 pm

    #297 rainbowfan – was it the same thing he told the guy at the Waikiki nightclub? j/k


  303. rasu whatever November 5, 2011 10:15 pm

    Its dark on Hotel street, mostly deserted.

    But a solitary figure stumbles down the street on too high heels

    Laura has made his/her nightly appearance under a streetlight

    Cheap lipstick gleams under the lamp, closer inspection

    shows unshaven and scrawny legs with size 11 feet shoved into the size 9 heels.

    The skirt is a castoff from a Catholic girls school, his shirt is from an old Madonna tour

    he has stubble on the left side of his face while the right side is clean shaven, a product

    of his rage at S.Tsai.

    Laura trolls the streets, a sad wreck of his own undoing, his own self loathing

    waiting for that one semiblind customer, just waiting……………


  304. kev-1 November 5, 2011 10:18 pm

    moniz said in the press conference that they didn’t work hard enough this past week to prepare for the game.

    hmmm . . . insight from the QB himself that UH took USU lightly


  305. Konaboy November 5, 2011 10:19 pm

    Creative writing rasu, lol.


  306. obachan November 5, 2011 10:19 pm

    Moniz: “Maybe we got too comfortable in the first half.” You gotta be kidding?


  307. kev-1 November 5, 2011 10:22 pm

    hard to hear the QB admit that kine stuff. You’d like to think that those statements come from disappointed fans, not the starting QB himself.


  308. LizKauai (macbook) November 5, 2011 10:23 pm

    God Bless! What a game!

    Such significant injuries too… any word about the Utah QB? That was truly scary to watch on tv.

    Positive healing thoughts to all… especially those downhearted tonight.


  309. kev-1 November 5, 2011 10:26 pm

    Liz . . . people like me get frustrated and voice our opinions. And I can say myself that I mean no harm. BUT it is refreshing that there are people like you too.

    Thoughts to the USU QB.


  310. Robin November 5, 2011 10:34 pm

    Right, Norm Chow is at Utah now. I would surmise his stock is not as high now because of his age and because his teams haven’t been as successful as when he was at BYU and USC. Suggesting Chow because he still may have enough in the tank to get some results at home, and his connections and contacts on the West Coast may still be fresh enough. But I can’t believe people are suggesting Cal Lee. He did have a stint at D-coordinator didn’t he? Like Ron at O-coordinator. What Cal Lee did best at St. Louis was recruit talent, and he also had a great coach in Vince Passas.

    Personally, what I find most frustrating about Hawaii football is their inability to keep most of the top talent home…and get only a small, if any, PREMIUM Mainland talent in return. Often, its the 2nd chance guys that we get when they are studs (Pisa, Bess, Colt). Contrast the Warriors to the Wahine. Most of the very top (Danielson, Cubi-Otineru, Kahumoku, Kamanao, etc,etc) play for Hawaii, and that is supplemented by very good Mainland and occasional foreign talent. I think only libero is the only position where Hawaii lost some of its very best to Mainland schools. But I digress.

    Still, Hawaii football is losing more than breaking even or winning recruiting battles with PAC-12 schools like UCLA, Washington,Oregon State, Arizona, Colorado and others like BYU and Notre Dame. I HATE seeing that BIG list of DI Hawaii players not playing for Hawaii.


  311. Da Punchbowl Kid November 5, 2011 10:35 pm

    I think rasu is wayyyyyy more funny than what’s his/her name! πŸ˜†


  312. Robin November 5, 2011 10:39 pm

    Bottom line,

    That is far from our best talent out there representing the State of Hawaii. Only thing perhaps more frustrating is seeing Stanford men’s volleyball winning the NCAA championship, while the team with Hawaii on their jerseys barely making the MPSF playoffs and exiting early.


  313. LizKauai (macbook) November 5, 2011 10:41 pm

    “Chris Tanaka:

    Injuries to Clapp and Laurel are bad: Clapp broken ribs, Laurel broken arm. Both likely done for season.”

    Prayers for healing all around!


  314. Nurse Ratched November 5, 2011 10:41 pm

    Steve, you are going to be severely punished for missing your fingerpainting class, and STOP WEARING YOUR SISTER’S CLOTHES


  315. Longboarder November 5, 2011 10:52 pm

    Steven Imai, youre acting like a clown again!


  316. Longboarder November 5, 2011 10:53 pm

    Steve, did u really grad kailua?

    Pride of da windward side!


  317. Robin November 5, 2011 10:56 pm

    Actually rooted for Punahou girls volleyball vs. Kamehameha:

    Tai-Olevao, Taylor Higgins: committed to Hawaii

    Ma’a: Miami-FLA

    NUFF said

    Though an OIA alum, several years back I started to pull for St. Louis vs. Kahuku, when maybe because of the Lee brothers, a good number of St. Louis players signed with UH, while a lot of Kahuku guys were going to Utah and BYU.


  318. cocobean November 5, 2011 11:04 pm

    Laura, Mr. Negativity. Thank you for your insights. It must hard being you. Knowing you are right. Knowing you have a clear vision of the future. But can’t get others to see what you see or believe what you believe. Is that why your posts are tinged with so much venom?

    When I think of you two people come to mind.

    First is Cassandra from Greek mythology who had the gift to see the future but was fated that no one would belive her.

    Second, is Don Quixote. Only he could see that the windmill was really a fire breathing dragon while everyone else just saw a windmill.

    It really must be hard being you.


  319. cocobean November 5, 2011 11:06 pm

    Longboarder, low blow.


  320. Pride. November 5, 2011 11:07 pm

    As Liz said, prayers for the Utah State QB.


  321. Da Punchbowl Kid November 5, 2011 11:08 pm

    332-

    +2


  322. PowderPuff November 5, 2011 11:09 pm

    #241 – Wow, Unsportsmanlike Conduct…15 yards back, dude! Dudette…whatever you are. Yes, we are winning ugly and losing even uglier. Things don’t look very pretty right now, but eh…we have a game at altitude in less than a week. Time to regroup…let’s go guys!!!!


  323. H November 5, 2011 11:09 pm

    Why did coach Mac leave the field along with most of players and not stay for our alma mater? Show some leadership and sportsmanship.


  324. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:13 pm

    My thoughts:

    -Utah State did NOT play 60 minutes, they played 30 and we played 30.

    *Again, failure to adjust and respond to their new-found momentum following the unfortunate injury to their QB was a prime example of consistent issues since 2008.

    -Ummm..

    Well, that’s really the only thought I have really. I find it somewhat questionable that Moniz said they weren’t completely prepared for USU, because for the first half, EVERYTHING I said months ago and recently about us being able to handle USU was correct. Turbin was snuffed out and USU looked like most elevation teams do when they play at sea level.

    Tonight, Coach Greg McMackin has and should have made upper campus’ decision an easy one.

    The thing is, I’m not even mad, just in a state of acceptance. Acceptance that unless a change is made in coaching personnel, nothing changes. Anyone can point to issues of ill-preparedness in days prior to a game we lost or the inability to make crucial adjustments in our offensive approach and even in a basic act of getting the team up and ready for what comes in the second half.

    These issues have remained since Coach Mack got the job and have not been unique to ONE season.

    I place my vote of NO CONFIDENCE with this coaching staff. Nearly four years and I think it’s enough.


  325. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:15 pm

    I agree that win or lose, team should stay on field for alma mater.


  326. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:19 pm

    Alma Mater:

    This happened against San Jose State in 2008 and Coach Mack said he made a mistake ordering the team to the locker room after that loss and it would never happen again.

    UH should FORCE an apology for this disrespect, blatant or not.


  327. Warrior Dave November 5, 2011 11:19 pm

    I’m still in shock. Kinda numb…


  328. Warrior Dave November 5, 2011 11:21 pm

    Where can I watch the post game press conference?


  329. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:23 pm

    Willie:

    November 5th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Which coach has responsibility to check other teams personnel on punts & kick offs? After the 1st fake punt I kept looking at USU players. On the 2nd fake one I was yelling #11, #11, fake, fake, fake; my wife was wondering what I was yelling at so loudly. If this coach was on the ball, isn’t calling time out a good thing, especially with the lead? In my opinion this was the key, the momentum change.

    That’s crazy because I was yelling the SAME thing, but NOT because I saw the personnel change, but just because it felt like something they might try.


  330. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:24 pm

    Warrior Dave:

    November 5th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Where can I watch the post game press conference?

    Why? You’re not going to get any answers.


  331. Pride. November 5, 2011 11:24 pm

    #241 – My mom taught me from a very early age not to stare, and not to tease or laugh at the handicapped kids. If you need any help, let me know.


  332. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:25 pm

    But anyway, fake punts, QB personnel, etc… sorry but these are NOT the real deep rooted issues.

    If anything points to pick out and ponder about with regards to individual players or units are only a result of decisions made and maintained from the top coaching position of the program.


  333. Warrior Dave November 5, 2011 11:26 pm

    Is this the biggest collapse in UH history? I coany uldn’t think of any.


  334. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:29 pm

    The fake punt was bad because when USU punts it has the shield of blockers. When they fake, no shield


  335. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 5, 2011 11:29 pm

    Aloha bloggers.

    No anger here. No hate here. No disappointment here.

    I am in a semi-state of “acceptance” / borderline “don’t give a rat’s ***” at this point kind of feeling. I’m sure it’ll change and I’ll get back to caring 100%.


  336. 808bowler November 5, 2011 11:36 pm

    Idk……the fake punts we could see. Both times it wasnt even their punter in. 41 da punter and they put in 11. Fda 1st time ok but da 2nd time was too much. Offense stinks once again and rolo is struggling I think with play calling. I still love and support da warriors.


  337. Kevin November 5, 2011 11:38 pm

    REAL Momentum change:

    USU starting QB carted off the field. Aggies headed into halftime two minutes later with a purpose. We did not respond and should have expected a surge from them.

    If my non-football mind felt it comin…. well… what can I say?

    To me, this IS as simple as it gets.


  338. 808bowler November 5, 2011 11:39 pm

    Terrible play calling and terrible officiating. Missed opportunities


  339. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2011 11:50 pm

    Niumatalolo won’t be leaving Navy any time soon for any program. Good money, great benefits. Plus, only a few teams run that offense.


  340. Pride. November 5, 2011 11:52 pm

    #351 – I believe he just signed a long term contract extension this past April.


  341. hops November 6, 2011 12:10 am

    for ANYONE who thinks Mac should be the coach TOMORROW: YOU DONT KNOW SQUAT ABOUT LEADERSHIP.

    MAC SHOULD RESIGN TOMORROW!!!

    tsai DONT EVEN TRY and put ANY kind of positive spin on a reason Keep him. IF YOU DO YOU ARE GUTLESS


  342. PowderPuff November 6, 2011 12:32 am

    Geez, no class. If anything, you should be grateful to Tsai for allowing you to continuously spew your poison and filth. Yeah, dog out the coaches, team, whatever…but at least do it with class. Dogging out Tsai really shows your character.


  343. gmahoney November 6, 2011 12:40 am

    Hi PowderPuff! Don’t feed the troll, remember?


  344. Relentless November 6, 2011 12:42 am

    cmon, why are you guys/girls so f***** negative? It’s as if God handpicked this team and play only angels. These boys you are talking smack about is fathers, sons, uncles, or brothers. show some respect for hawaii and and its only team.

    if you have so much political things to say about the football team then why dont you run for president and voice your opinions then. If that’s too much of a hassle why dont you try for head coach or at least keep up with the football team when they practice their hearts out AND still go to school.

    Another game lost indeed, but keep the faith for the future. Get a grip, grow up and show some damn respect. NUFF SED


  345. Slugger November 6, 2011 12:43 am

    Still love the Warriors, still support the team.

    Looks like more work this coming week. Get ready for the next game.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  346. PowderPuff November 6, 2011 12:43 am

    You think I don’t care? Please, don’t be so quick to show your ignorance.


  347. disappointed November 6, 2011 12:44 am

    It may be time for a coaching change as losing 3 games that the warriors should have won against “weak opponents” (and almost losing to Idaho) is totally inexcusable. It this point, I’m tired of Mack’s excuses–I’m still in shock over how the UH lost when it had a 28-7 lead.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mack will be to get us the two wins necessary to get to the Sheraton bowl (of course, maybe it would be better if we didn’t make it to the Sheraton Bowl because if we did Mack would find someway to have the team not ready to play and we could have another embarassing showing on national tv).


  348. PowderPuff November 6, 2011 12:46 am

    What’s up, gmahoney!!!!! And my woman of the week, Slugger!!! Okay, okay….I’m pau with that classless wahine.

    GMA – did you come by our tailgate? Damn, we had fun…


  349. gmahoney November 6, 2011 12:50 am

    PP, I passed by, but did not stop, but I will, next time, promise! I see you had LOTS of fun.

    Just wanted you to know, I bleed green and always will. I support all our student athletes, who work hard to represent US! Go Warriors and Go Wahine!


  350. PowderPuff November 6, 2011 12:53 am

    Crap, I always have to leave an hour before game time. Hope to see you next time. Of course we’ll be there for Fresno State and BYU. I think Tulane tailgate is up in the air because tailgate master has some family commitment that day. Damn, today was hilarious. Wait ’til I post the video from it….it’s hilarious!!!

    Thanks…yep, supporting the young men and women is what it’s all about.


  351. cocobean November 6, 2011 12:57 am

    #336. Kevin.

    I agree with most of what you say.

    Whatever direction the coaching situation takes it going to be painful. With Mack you know what you get. He;s probably the most humane coach we’ve had. Players first, fan friendly. His overall coaching effort is okay. Keep him for a year or extend him for plus 2 and we can expect more of what we’ve had up till now. More wins than losses but not moving forward as a program. With Mack what you don’t get is coaching excellence.

    I wouldn’t want to be the one making the call on this. When you look at our facilities and resources there’s very few coaches that can excel here. It’ll take a super special coach to produce the results the fans want. The Petersens of this world a few and far between.


  352. Slugger November 6, 2011 1:01 am

    Our Warriors have heart…

    One of the last group of players off the field: [Graves, Hopkins, Hardy-Tuliau & one # I forget right now(sorry!)] after kneeling for a prayer together.

    Love those guys.

    Prayers for the Utah St. QB. They are, after all, only students.


  353. sports for fun November 6, 2011 1:04 am

    Let’s see…returning starters on offense, 2…Moniz and Pollard. Receivers graduated…nfl receivers Salas and Pilares…

    Let’s remember that our personnel on offense is almost totally new. Only Moniz and Pollard had significant playing time last year, every one else pretty much rode the pine. Did we really expect UH to contend for the title? I was hoping they would, but with so much players done with their eligibility, I felt it was a long shot. I felt like this was more of a rebuilding year for next year.

    That being said, once the injuries happened to the receiving corps tonight, I felt the play calling went really conservative, or Moniz would make bad decisions. Sorry, but Moniz, to me, is not as good as the media, local or mainland, make him to be as a QB. Unfortunately, everyone who plays QB for the Warriors will always be compared to Colt until he exceeds Colt status.

    The defense just didn’t rise up to the occasion tonight when the Aggies started gaining momentum. Both players AND coaches are to blame, not one or the other.

    Other observations: There were some key breaks that went the Aggies way tonight. The second fake put had a throw that went off the intended receiver’s hands, but ended up in the arms of a teammate who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Also, the fumble that got kicked around and ended up being recovered by the Aggies for a first down. The long touchdown pass where Edwards and another teammate collided and the ball ended up in the Aggie receivers hands and ran for a TD…that was a backbreaker. When I saw that (as I watched the replay on espn3), I felt the game slipping away.

    My observations: This coaching staff has a bad habit of taking their foot off the pedal when they have a big lead, or they start playing “not to lose” as the 4th quarter begins. Like most of you here have said, they don’t have the killer instinct. Now I know why JJ would keep trying to score even though he had a huge lead.

    I love watching Warrior football! I love cheering for them! Unfortunately, this team has far exceeded my expectations on how bad they would play this year! It makes it difficult to watch, but I will cheer them on and support them because, after all, it’s just a game, not life and death, and the Warriors are my team!!


  354. cocobean November 6, 2011 1:12 am

    #371. Agree 100% with your last paragraph.


  355. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 6, 2011 1:13 am

    In this instance we would have 3 rebuilding years within a 5 year period.

    Precious.


  356. sports for fun November 6, 2011 1:35 am

    SALAS STEPS UP: Speaking of Salas, Quinn wasn’t the only rookie to have a solid day on Sunday.

    Salas continues his ascent after a rough second week and has emerged as a key target on third down. He finished the day with five catches for 47 yards and chipped in an 8-yard rush that picked up a first down as well.

    β€œThe guy is a football player,” quarterback A.J. Feeley said. β€œYou can see the maturity in his ability and how he can kind of do what he did in college and apply them to the scheme and now he is coming along just like what you want.”

    http://www.stlouisrams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Turn-Up-Heat-on-Saints/b35d8b1f-9784-4dc2-81e9-2d44bcc1ad49


  357. Slugger November 6, 2011 1:43 am

    Nice info about Salas! Thanks.

    Night all!

    “Tomorrow is another day.” ~ Scarlett O’Hara, GWTW


  358. Hawaiianbod November 6, 2011 2:20 am

    *zapped* lol


  359. Ralph November 6, 2011 2:39 am

    All online Access to the SA will be free until Nov 14.


  360. Hawaiianbod November 6, 2011 3:52 am

    *zapped* x2


  361. Garret November 6, 2011 4:30 am

    I hope that Clapp, Laurel, and all of the other Warrior players injured in this game are fully recovered soon. They may not be able to play anymore this season, but they will still attend the home games and be a part of the spirit of the team.

    I hope that USU’s QB is okay. That was and is scary.

    If the attendance was that bad for USU, how bad would it have been if a FG had gone differently and UH had lost at Idaho? That Idaho win looks huge now for UH qualifying for the Hawaii Bowl. UH needs 1 more win besides Tulane and I cannot imagine that not happening.

    My 12-2 prediction for Ed’s newsletter looks just *slightly* off right now. Sigh.


  362. Garret November 6, 2011 4:33 am

    Looks like the Big 12 won’t expand beyond West Virginia for awhile. That gives the Big East a window of time create their Western Division.

    “We’ve got to get our house in order. We’re pretty good with 10 or, if Missouri stays, 11,” Neinas said Saturday after helping with the unveiling of a statue of former Sooners coach Barry Switzer across the street from Owen Field.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7195911/no-further-big-12-expansion-plans-2012-chuck-neinas-says


  363. Garret November 6, 2011 4:34 am

    SDSU is talking with Boise State about joining the Big East’s Western Division.

    San Diego State has been in contact with Boise State about a possible joint move from the Mountain West to the Big East Conference, according to a San Diego State official.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/nov/05/sdsu-talked-boise-about-big-east/


  364. Garret November 6, 2011 4:42 am

    I am still confident about UH making the Hawaii Bowl (Fresno and Tulane at Aloha Stadium at least), but I’m no longer going to complain about the weak SOS hurting UH’s computer ratings after wins. As unhappy as UH fans might be now, Fresno State’s fans might be even more upset…but at least Pat Hill took a pay cut from $1+ mil to $650k last year.

    Here are the Sagarin ratings after yesterday’s games.

    WAC:

    45 Nevada

    80 La Tech

    109 UH

    112 Fresno State

    116 SJSU

    119 Utah State

    131 NMSU

    143 Idaho

    Other Opponents:

    32 Washington

    62 BYU

    136 UNLV

    139 UC-Davis

    141 Colorado

    164 Tulane

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbc11.htm


  365. Robin November 6, 2011 4:42 am

    Looking more like Hawaii will be playing MOST of the old WAC, with the exception that they will now be paying travel stipends to those same schools…


  366. Bulla November 6, 2011 5:00 am

    Turbin, I mentioned his name a few times only because I saw first hand in Logan what he was capable of doing, a one man wrecking crew if you will. This loss really illustrates the dire straits that UH football is in right now.

    Yes, I know it’s the only game in town

    Yes, I know that the players are someone’s son, nephew, uncle, brother, grandson

    Yes, I know that we need to ‘protect our house’

    Yes, I know that we should play 4 quarters not 2 quarters

    Yes, I know that our O line right now does not have 1 starter from our first game

    Yes, I know that our receivers are all injured in some form or manner

    Yes, I know that our D line could not pressure the QB in the 2nd half

    Yes, Yes, Yes,………….

    So where does that leave us in this quagmire? We can complain, point fingers, make accusations, scream and yell, but all of that will not change our plight.

    Mr. Donovan has some tough decisions to make, and that’s all I”m going to say πŸ™


  367. Longboarder November 6, 2011 5:06 am

    Hawaii Bowl?

    Put the kool aid down. This team absolutely does not deserve to be playing in a bowl game.


  368. Longboarder November 6, 2011 5:11 am

    This team needs to suck more. It will make the inevitabe so much more easier.


  369. Warriorfan4ever November 6, 2011 5:53 am

    282: right on the money. 273 Konaboy: disagree. With a change in personnel at the helm it would have been a whole other story with UNLV.


  370. Bulla November 6, 2011 6:00 am

    #282

    that could be the decision for Mack that will be his Achilles heel, we shall never know…..but what is obvious is that we are not a very good team at this point in time. πŸ™ and that hurts.


  371. Pomai November 6, 2011 6:08 am

    A wise man told me one time “All you work with the things you control not with the things you can not control”

    So I will be at the next game at the stadium cheering the team then the next and so on, for the one thing that I can control is my support of this team.


  372. Bulla November 6, 2011 6:13 am

    Pomai,

    i was listening on the radio after prison ministry, and when we couldn’t score on our 1st possession in the 2nd half, i told Lyn, “uh oh, i don’t like this..” USU is an uncanny team, a streaky team….in Logan i watched them struggle to a 17-17 tie with Weber State, I mean they were struggling. Well, 2nd half and an all time butt chewing produced 37 unanswered points.

    Still gotta support the 808 team, but it is what it is…….. let’s see how the team can salvage the next few games πŸ™‚


  373. WW November 6, 2011 6:27 am

    Last night was so frustrating that I did what any concerned fan in this day and age would do.

    I made a website.

    http://warriorwriteup.tumblr.com/


  374. Lopaka43 November 6, 2011 6:35 am

    Don’t you haters have somewhere else that you could play? You are very angry that Hawaii lost, and it is personal for you so you have to use crude, tasteless, and abusive language as though the people you are vilifying are cartoon characters. That is not who we are here on the Warrior Beat.

    We are all very disappointed with Hawaii’s loss last night, and in hindsight, the choices that players and coaches made are clearly wrong, but in the course of battle, you make choices and some choices work and others don’t.

    This team has potential but it is inexperienced and now many key players are injured. Whatever you say about this team, you have to admit they played hard to the end. I am sure they all blame themselves for not making this play or that play. Give them a break and give them the support they deserve for going out on the field and playing with such abandon and intensity.

    And I agree with Bulla. I sure am glad I don’t have to make the big picture decisions. Coach Mack has built the potential to be special but we are not yet there this year, and because we all want to experience another 2007 and a Colt Brennan again, we are extremely critical of any performance that does not match 2007. And I am certainly glad I don’t have to face the hostile and abusive crowd of know-it-alls looking over the shoulder of the coaches, ready to pounce on any perceived failure to match up to the expectations that we will dominate the opponent and play error free ball even when we are being decimated by injuries and having to play third string players at key positions.


  375. RedZone November 6, 2011 6:38 am

    I have to remember that we have young coordinators who are going to make mistakes. Injuries happen so players need to be ready to step in and make plays.

    Don’t give up Warriors. Keep battling.


  376. Pomai November 6, 2011 6:44 am

    On a another note, while attending the game in the fourth quarter their were some so called fans booing the team, IMHO that is just wrong, granted I see nothing wrong say “ah (insert name) is playing like crap tonight, but booing the team is just low class.


  377. Disappointed November 6, 2011 6:47 am

    I haven’t read all 376 posts, so I’m sure I am repeating what was said earlier, but I have to voice my opinion: It is time to get rid of Mack. I was there at the debacle in Las Vegas. I wasn’t for the debacle in San Jose, nor for the nailbiter in Idaho. Doesn’t matter, the results are there in black-and-white: these are unacceptable, embarrassing loses, for which the head coach should be held responsible.


  378. Wassup November 6, 2011 6:51 am

    I do believe that our players are great, and that they are much better than what we have seen. You will never hear me bad-mouth the performance of any of our players. The HC is the face of the program, and as such, he is held to a much higher standard. I don’t expect the team to go undeated, or even win conference championships. What I do expect is for the coaches to bring out the best in the players. If Mack can’t do the job, find someone who can. I’m still tired of his excuses.


  379. Bulla November 6, 2011 7:07 am

    i like numbers, i think our resident mathematician Jason does also…in our HC’s current compensation package as far as i know (forgive me for any variation, i am not privy to private considerations between upper Manoa and the athletic department), this is what it breaks down to:

    $1,200,000 annually

    100,000 per month

    3,333 per day

    139 per hour, every hour, based on 24 hours, but no one works 24 hours

    2.31 per minute, every waking minute

    ROI, many of us know that as Return On Investment, we are all taxpayers of this 50th state, and we are a so-called stakeholder as the HC position is the highest paid position on the State of Hawaii payroll.

    Are getting the ROI we expected or was promised? Something needs to be done, collectively a decision needs to be made for the determination of where our AD sees the future of the football program heading to. Joining the MWC is a fiscal nightmare, and for those who don’t agree, just crunch the numbers for the ‘guaranteed’ travel subsidies.

    Good luck Warriors, adversity develops resilience….we can only get better…… IMUA πŸ™‚


  380. Pomai November 6, 2011 7:13 am

    Bulla as far as going into the MWC if you look at the overall picture I don’t think we really had a choice but to do so.


  381. PolyMom November 6, 2011 7:17 am

    Post 310 @ Robin regarding Norm Chow. I think Uncle Norm is very happy where he is at Utah. Someone said his stock was down. Really? He still makes more money then Coach Mack! And if you follow his career and even watched one Utes game you would know his stock is not down. They kicked ass yesterday.

    If they are thinking of a new Coach…they need a national search. Not just pluck and promote from within. Last nights game was a disaster. Let’s finish out the season and see what is next for these kids. They were very disappointed last night. Put your self in their shoes just for one minute.

    Regarding all the injuries. They need injury prevention training. Yes there are special Trainers who specialize in this. UH does not have one of them. We need one in Hawaii ASAP.


  382. Warriorfan4ever November 6, 2011 7:17 am

    259: this has been going on for the entire season and last year too. 263: yes u r correct. 265: agreed. 278: great point. 293 good idea! 309 amen to that. 324 agree with the “no confidence” vote. 335 LMAO good perspective. 345 thank u Slugger. 353 many good points u make.


  383. Shannon November 6, 2011 7:20 am

    Conference memberships? Hawaii Bowl? Sheeez… Have we learned nothing about looking ahead, past what’s right in front of us? I just hope we have a winning season… Nevada isn’t gonna be any easier… Neither is Tulane or BYU… I wonder if the MWC is second guessing our invitation right about now…?


  384. Warriorfan4ever November 6, 2011 7:21 am

    378: yep u said it best…disappointed. And it’s not just about a win or loss…the mess starts at the top…and it’s clearly time for a change in leadership…nuff said.


  385. Bulla November 6, 2011 7:25 am

    Pomai,

    i agree somewhat, but remember before the MWC invite, the admin was touting ‘independent’ as the next best thing since coconut milk…..it is what it is…..have to salvage this season and move forward……2 steps forward, 1 step back…..that’s what they say…..


  386. d1shima November 6, 2011 7:34 am

    There’s probably a sun out there somewhere…

    Great Morning All!

    Pomai,

    59 – 28 d1shima


  387. Shannon November 6, 2011 7:35 am

    Nice blog, #374


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  389. el burro sabio November 6, 2011 7:44 am

    If you are one of those thinking of a new coach – don’t you think JD already has a short list? Just call the people on the short list and run the 10 day ad.

    If you are one of those thinking of a new coach – help JD raise the $1.5 million to buy Mack out of this contract and the $500,000 a year for the next 5 years to help pay for the new coach.

    If you are one of those thinking of a new coach – and all you want to do is whine about it, you’re just part of the problem. Community support, or actually the lack of it, is what is killing this program, not the coaches, not the players. If 50,000 show up every game, rain or shine, it would be much easier to buy a new coach and whatever else you need.


  390. Old School Dave November 6, 2011 7:45 am

    Just get well and get it together for the BYU game. Hats off to the players, many them were gutting it out with a variety of injuries (part of the game). Hear Coach Tomey say that no one is truly 100% at this time of the season. Anyway, I still see a lot of guy playing their hearts out on the field and they are the essence of true warriors. True gut check time.

    USU is building a solid program under Gary Anderson. He has a clear plan of going after the best talent in-state, recruiting Polynesian players, recruiting hard in places like Texas, and building the returned missionary program (will have a lot of 25-year old guys in the trenches).


  391. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2011 7:46 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! (no smile this morning, sorry)

    Can’t blame angry posters who say their piece here. We are ALL Warrior fans and we are all frustrated and very, very dissapointed. Can’t stand fans who dog out the blog host and call the rest of us idiots because we are simply trying to support our Warriors win or lose.

    But I have to say, I feel most bad for the Warriors. They are much better than how they’re playing, and nobody knows that more than them. All the other stuff about the coaching will need to be addressed, but we still have some games to play, lets make the most of the situation for the sake of the players.

    Healing prayers to all the injured. I pray that Utah’s excelllent young QB is going to be okay.

    Warriors, heal up, keep fighting and working hard. Each day is a new, blank page. Write your own ending to the season, Warriors. Once again, the sun has risen. Its time for the Warriors to rise up like a hot angry burning sun, and to let their lights shine until the season is over.

    GO WARRIORS!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  392. Bulla November 6, 2011 7:52 am

    DPK

    Ditto

    Ditto

    Ditto

    i hate repeating myself

    Ditto πŸ™

    haha, give your bride a belated bday hug from da eastman ohana πŸ™‚


  393. al_kiQaida November 6, 2011 7:52 am

    Say what you like about the coaches, but I wouldn’t disparage the boys when they are willing to have their bones broken, tendons and muscles torn, and risk life-long injuries for our fleeting entertainment.

    I will still be in my regular seat at the next game and the games after that. Okay, maybe I moved a little bit when it started raining since so many “fair weather” fans left so many seats available.

    GO WARRIORS!


  394. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2011 8:02 am

    Will do, brother bulla! Mahalo! And give your loverly bride a hug from us too! Bless you for your excellent ministry with our brothers, na paahau.

    We hope the “Bionic Beast” is having fun and playing well, as always let him know that Aunty and Uncle are rooting for him from a far.


  395. Hawaiianbod November 6, 2011 8:25 am

    DPK re 392 = +1


  396. Manoa2 November 6, 2011 8:25 am

    I think that Donovan is now committed fully to replacing Mack.

    He might even name an interim coach while we search for a new coach– maybe stronger than normal, but doing that has advantages. For one we can start approaching candidates now instead of waiting. Keep in mind that Tulane for one is looking for a new coach and contacting a lot of the prospects I have heard others mention. After this season, Fresno may look for a replacement for Pat Hill.

    The sad thing about sports careers– it is hard to end on top. They tend to end badly near the bottom or in steep descent.


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  398. Kevin November 6, 2011 8:28 am

    Did something change?????? Because I’m still under the impression upper campus is making the call for Mack’s contract situation.


  399. Stretch November 6, 2011 9:15 am

    Kevin – I think everyone is on the same page


  400. al_kiQaida November 6, 2011 10:08 am

    #374 RE: your website. WW, you have a keen, if not venomous, sense of humor. Thank you for having the decency to unleash it somewhere else given the language.

    A lot of part-time or new fans would do well to read your “How To Be a UH Fan”. I think it should be printed and handed out with every UH T-shirt sold.

    But, unfortunately you limit who is going to read and re-distribute your posts because of all the profanity and bitterness. How about screaming everything you feel violently into a pillow (just so I don’t find out you’re my neighbor…or one of my kids) before you sit in front of your keyboard? And, yeah, I know it takes a lot longer to write something witty than it is to just fire off a couple of swear words. Obviously, you have a great skill set — just lose the profanity.

    I like your writing style and I want to re-post your stuff, but I won’t do it if makes me look bad. Clean it up dude…looking forward to your updates.


  401. obachan November 6, 2011 12:45 pm

    Auwe! Perhaps they should think twice about carrying the State flag onto the field.


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