Game week

With the opener on Thursday, that means today is “Monday,” which means this is the start of game week.

The Warriors had a nice 75-minute practice this morning. In team drills, they focused on the running game and two-minute offense.

There still are some spots up for grabs. With Dylan Collie held out to rest nagging ailments — not to worry, he’ll be ready for the opener — Isaiah Bernard took reps as the first-team slotback. Right wideout Quinton Pedroza was excused because of a family death on the mainland. He is scheduled to return to Hawaii tomorrow.

There also was a surprise guest — Isa‘ako Sopoaga, a former UH and 49er defensive lineman.


Sopoaga was wearing a retro Washington Bullets jersey.

The other day, he wore a retro Milwaukee Bucks jersey. Someone asked him: “Who’s Al Cindor?”

Geesh. Kids.

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(Jesse) James is the winner of the cap.

Thanks, DPK.

Thanks everyone for playing. DPK will have more giveaways this coming week.


  1. el burro sabio August 29, 2015 1:32 pm

    ekahi uno ichi one

  2. el burro sabio August 29, 2015 1:33 pm

    Suit up that guy in the Bullets jersey and sneak him into the game.

  3. Kapahulu August 29, 2015 1:34 pm

    TOP TWO?

  4. Kapahulu August 29, 2015 1:39 pm

    I thought I saw Sopoaga last night at UH Athletic Complex wearing a Lakers Abdul-Jabbar Jersey.

    It was really nice to see alot of the UH Football Players at the UH Wahine Volleyball game last night.

  5. H-Man August 29, 2015 1:42 pm

    Wow, yes, put Isa’ako in a Warrior uniform. He looks in great shape.

  6. Stephen Tsai August 29, 2015 1:53 pm

    Wes Unseld?

  7. ai-eee-soos August 29, 2015 1:55 pm

    Perhaps the Big Guy will endow one football scholarship.

    He, along with Elam and Hunter, and Manuwai and Sapolu, each
    earned Big NFL $$$. They can afford to give back.

  8. oneseason August 29, 2015 2:43 pm

    Carson Palmer looks really good in these highlights. As long as Coach Chow wasn’t blowing smoke at the MWC Football Media Days, this should be a fun season …

  9. H-Man August 29, 2015 2:44 pm

    Yup, looked it up. Unseld’s number was 41.

  10. kev-1 August 29, 2015 2:46 pm

    Anyone catch the Montana v. North Dakota St. Game? Was a good one. Montana edged ahead with a few seconds left in the game.

  11. Jeezy33 August 29, 2015 3:10 pm

    Ex Warrior Ellis Henderson had a good day for Montana today. Too bad we couldn’t keep him and Trevor Davis.

  12. st. anthony trojan August 29, 2015 3:32 pm

    “In team drills, they focused on the running game and two-minute offense.”

    Just hope that is not a prelude to the game plan 4 Thursday nite…
    Guess who makes up the practice schedule to FJ’s delight..he he he ??

    Sunday focus the running game…
    Monday focus running game…
    Tuesday focus running game…
    Wednesday focus the punting game…he he he

  13. Kapahulu August 29, 2015 3:49 pm

    why am i waiting moderation?

  14. z August 29, 2015 4:02 pm

    When I first saw the picture I thought Isa’ako Unseld. That was one of my favorite teams way back when. Wes and Earl the Pearl.

  15. z August 29, 2015 4:10 pm

    8. Montana game showed how the long ball can be an equalizer. Hope to see some this year. We got the tools.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2015 6:39 pm

    Sopo’aga looks great.

    Four more days…

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2015 6:49 pm

    Great articles in the SA today. Diocemy St. Juste – that’s a great name for an adventurer.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2015 7:10 pm

    Lookit dis:

    22 Diocemy Saint Juste
    HT: 5-8 WT: 195 CL: Jr.
    Hometown: Boynton Beach, Fla.
    4 Steven Lakalaka
    HT: 5-10 WT: 210 CL: Jr.
    Hometown: Honolulu
    29 Paul Harris
    HT: 5-11 WT: 190 CL: Jr.
    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    34 Pereese Joas
    HT: 5-6 WT: 170 CL: Sr.
    Hometown: Plano, Texas
    33 Melvin Davis
    HT: 6-2 WT: 235 CL: Jr.
    Hometown: Harbor City, Calif.
    25 Dominique Small
    HT: 5-10 WT: 190 CL: Sr.
    Hometown: Lakewood, Calif.
    48 Ryan Tuiasoa
    HT: 5-11 WT: 210 CL: So.
    Hometown: Kailua
    26 Jason Muraoka
    HT: 5-7 WT: 190 CL: Sr.
    Hometown: Honolulu
    42 Justin Vele
    HT: 6-0 WT: 240 CL: Sr.
    Hometown: Honolulu
    47 Kaiwi Chung
    HT: 5-11 WT: 240 CL: Fr.
    Hometown: Honolulu

    Anybody else excited?

  19. SteveM August 29, 2015 7:12 pm

    RE: #10
    St. Anthony Trojan — I don’t make score predictions, but will predict this: UH will not punt in the game this Thursday.

  20. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:16 pm

    Let’s Go Wahine!

  21. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:16 pm

    11-11 game 1

  22. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:19 pm

    12-15 yikes. Wichita State

  23. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:20 pm

    DPK: I’m excited too!!!

  24. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:24 pm

    DPK: I’m excited too!!!

    ….17-16 hawaii

  25. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 7:26 pm

    ….sorry for the duplication. Sippin on Oregon Pinot. Hehe

  26. st. anthony trojan August 29, 2015 7:27 pm

    STEVEM…will pray that really happens… be untold thousands that will bust out n cheer…n praise…but lets make a bet…to be sure… me predict one punt a half…so make it easy for u to win… a big mac.. when ever n if ever we meet in real ??? can do? gives us both an added incentive to cheer the home team…

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid August 29, 2015 7:33 pm

    And how about these linebackers?
    HT. 6’3″ WT. 240 CL: Junior
    HOMETOWN: Ewa Beach
    HT. 5’11” WT. 225 CL: Senior
    HOMETOWN: West Covina, Calif.
    HT. 6’2″ WT. 235 CL: Junior
    HOMETOWN: Las Vegas
    HT. 6’0″ WT. 230 CL: Senior
    HOMETOWN: Honolulu
    HT. 6’4″ WT. 235 CL: Freshman
    HOMETOWN: Redondo Beach, Calif.
    HT. 6’0″ WT. 235 CL: Senior
    HOMETOWN: Fullerton, Calif.
    HT. 6’0″ WT. 235 CL: Senior
    HOMETOWN: Kahuku
    HT. 6’4″ WT. 240 CL: Sophomore
    HOMETOWN: Murrietta, Calif.

    Pick your poison!

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  31. Boya_jr August 29, 2015 7:46 pm

    I can’t wait for Thursday. Health is your first wealth. Stay healthy everyone.

    Will be partying in San Francisco if we win. Me and the lady who lives two houses away, we both from Hawaii.

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  36. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 8:07 pm

    Tie tie…

  37. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 8:22 pm

    7-5 game 3

  38. 3Prong August 29, 2015 8:38 pm

    21-20. Anybody listening?

  39. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 8:50 pm

    OK….end of Wahie Broadcast for tonite. Intrresting that doing better without manu Olevao tonite.

  40. st. anthony trojan August 29, 2015 8:51 pm

    Only me here in Manila 3-prong… report faster or me take away ur green bottles he he he

  41. 3-Prong August 29, 2015 9:16 pm

    sorry St Anthony Trojan: Just Pau. 3 games to 1. Olevao struggled. Once pulled, the team went off! No greenies tonite. High maka-maka sippin Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

  42. st. anthony trojan August 29, 2015 9:26 pm

    thanks.. enjoy ur ‘radio’ enjoy ur libation of choice there..

  43. st. anthony trojan August 29, 2015 9:31 pm

    they play sunday without her…lets see what happens..

  44. Akamai Okole August 30, 2015 6:13 am

    Great Tuesday Morning All!

    Game Week indeed!

    Let’s Git ‘Er Done, Warriors!

  45. Akamai Okole August 30, 2015 6:16 am

    Not taking away from the on-field effort of the Crusaders’ win last night, but it was interesting watching an Interested Observer on the home team’s sideline…

  46. Manoa Mist August 30, 2015 8:22 am

    I’m tired of all the UH hype. Let’s see what happens on the field boys. Keep it real my friends. Believe what you see, not what you hear. I do hope we win Colorado cause I got a nice bet going with a Colorado grad.
    And yes, I’m taking Hawaii!
    On another subject, what a great story about the Waianae burn victim in the Sunday paper. Brother Mike is showing up The Blog Host with that inspirational story. Brought a tear to my one good eye, and I ain’t even kidding.

  47. wow August 30, 2015 9:41 am

    #44, what hype, sounds more like drama on you part ….

  48. A-House August 30, 2015 9:55 am

    with each passing day and Ignacio keeps moving “north” chances are increasing that whatever effects will me minimized

    but, now being a cat 4 storm – a slight change to the west, say 3-5 degrees, then expect the torrential rain and winds from Wed into Thurs

  49. A-House August 30, 2015 9:56 am

    #46: “me”? how ’bout “be”?

    i was poor in spelling, english, and typing

  50. 3-Prong August 30, 2015 10:26 am

    Um Mr. Okole, what team might that interested observer represent? Does it start with an “O”?

  51. Stephen Tsai August 30, 2015 10:34 am

    New post:

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