Gener’s demeanor will be missed

Maybe one of these seasons the Warriors will avoid an injury to a key player. This isn’t one of those years.

Joey Iosefa, Jerrol Garcia-Williams … and now linebacker Julian Gener.

Gener, who underwent surgery to repair a fractured right fibula on Tuesday, will miss at least a month. The Warriors will fill his spot, of course, with Benneton Fonua or Tevita Lataimua. Fonua achieved his first sack and interception of his UH career in the Rice game. Lataimua might be available after missing the past two games with an ankle injury.

What UH will miss is Gener’s temperament. As charming a person as he is off the field, Gener is ornery and aggressive on the field — perfect qualities for a player in the middle of an attacking defense. Gener will be missed.

* * * * *

10-5-675351-Thelma-ChowThe memory service for Thelma Toby Hae Hae Paresa Chow is scheduled for tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church.

Visitation will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with services to follow. Burial will be held at Diamond Head Cemetery at 2:15 p.m.


  1. Burgaz October 9, 2014 5:46 am

    Aloha kakahiaka

  2. Burgaz October 9, 2014 5:47 am

    Go Warriors beat Wyoming!!!

  3. sofaking_blk October 9, 2014 5:55 am


  4. tom October 9, 2014 6:00 am

    GOOD MORNING, HAWAII! from Costa Rica

  5. Maddog50 October 9, 2014 6:05 am

    Condolences to the Chow family—

  6. Maddog50 October 9, 2014 6:11 am

    Football stuff….not that I promote wagering, but for those of you who are interested in the line…..just go to Scores and odds for all the latest info. The line now is up to 5…..that means nothing as far as the Warriors winning a game against these guys……that being said it appears that the OL from Wyoming is severely depleted. It may come out Saturday with two tackles and a guard with less than 2 starts between the 3 of them. Again that means not a darn thing if we can not put at least 28 points on the board Offensively. This is a game that all units should be in downhill mode, meaning offensive production and defensive domination. I wish I could go to the game and envy those that can….I just wanna win!!!! Go Warriors

  7. 3-Prong October 9, 2014 6:12 am

    Good Morning Hawaii.

    Cowherd went off this morning on poor officiating in Pac-12 this year. I think Hawaii will second that motion. He said better officials go to SEC where money is better and cost of living lower.

  8. gigi-hawaii October 9, 2014 6:35 am

    Star of the Sea Church is a Roman Catholic church. Interesting that Norm’s mother is Catholic, but Norm is Mormon.

  9. A-joe October 9, 2014 6:37 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaikos and Tsaikettes.

    Deepest condolences go out to the Chow ‘Ohana.

    Safe and speedy R&R to our injured.

    Aloha Tom in Costa Rica!

  10. gigi-hawaii October 9, 2014 6:38 am


    Thanks for the tip about renting 3D movies.

    I’ll ask hubby if he is interested.

    He watches our 3D TV more than I do and he wishes TV sports were in 3D:

  11. A-joe October 9, 2014 6:38 am

    ‘Gmorning Gigi!!

  12. gigi-hawaii October 9, 2014 6:39 am


    Hey, long time!

    How’s life?

  13. UHfan808 October 9, 2014 7:05 am


  14. UHfan808 October 9, 2014 7:11 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos! 🙂

    Oh my about out injured Warriors. Heal good and speedily!

    Deepest condolences to Coach Chow and Ohana on their loss 🙁

    Have a good Thursday, everyone

  15. Shoko October 9, 2014 7:18 am

    Speedy recovery to Gener!

  16. pollypicador October 9, 2014 8:33 am


    Wyoming is coming off a bye week.

    Wicks is the team’s premiere running back averaging around 6.8 yards a carry.

    Wyoming runs a Pro-Style Offense. Their QB has a QB rating in the 130’s some 50 points higher than Hawaii’s QB.

    Eddie Yarbrough (best player on the field on paper), DE, MWC first team selection as a sophomore. In the Hawaii game he should be lined up against Clarke

    Wyoming is 3-2. Team needs to win the Hawaii game to keep their hope alive at having shot at a bowl game.

    Link to the Wyoming football site-



    (The Hawaii offense is getting progressively worse on the season. Come game time Chow will still have his “I’m still evaluating my QB look” on his face.Nothing will change. Definitely jump on the points.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid October 9, 2014 8:36 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    Prayers for the Chow ‘ohana. BlessingS on them during these challenging times.

    More prayer’s and blessings for the wounded Warriors. Speedy recovery to all. When that very small minority of posters here think they should single out a player for criticism, please remember the sacrifices our Warriors make to represent our team and our state. Along with training year round and the demands of being a student athlete, many players also sacrifice their bodies, because that’s the nature of the game. Some are blessed with quick healing and a return to the field, others face the end of their playing careers and will feel the effects of their injuries for the rest of their lives. Mahalo to our Warriors for all of their sacrifices, on and off the field.

    Now Warriors, lets kick some Cowboy butt!


  18. Da Punchbowl Kid October 9, 2014 8:37 am

    Pardon the typos above – need coffee! 😆

  19. islandman October 9, 2014 8:39 am

    Suck for the Duck campaign on by Titans fans, hoping to get Mariota as the No. 1 pick.

  20. champ October 9, 2014 8:43 am

    Interesting. With the possibility of UH not having their 1st QB not starting the betting line jumps to 5 and maybe to 6 by game time! Is David Graves suiting up? Also, dump the tight ends cause they aint doing a whole lot, just taking up a position on the field. Go 4 wide and shake up opposing teams, it will look like opposing D is in a chinese fire drill. Hawaii 55 Wyoming 21 with David Graves. Hawaii 24 Wyoming 17 with Taylor Graham. Wyoming 24 Hawaii 17 with Woolsey.

  21. dahometeam October 9, 2014 8:50 am

    Any word on iosefa? When will he be back ?

  22. Ipu Man October 9, 2014 8:54 am

    Chance for Julian Gener to “hit” the books now. Hit ’em, Julian.
    Rise to the top of your class. 🙂

  23. champ October 9, 2014 8:59 am

    Who knows, UH might throw in the spread option as Michael Carter was secretly recruited to help Wools perform better. They got some speed guys for the option but not suited for UH’s “I dont know what they are running 3 yds and a cloud of sand” O. Only problem is that the O line might get confused. Or maybe the second string guys were tutored secretly and would come in when Wools is called in. I mean Garret Gabriel ran that O very well and he couldn’t run!! Remember BYU! What the Heck! When you are losing shake it up!! At least make it entertaining.

  24. Warbow October 9, 2014 9:02 am

    Bad break for the Warriors with Gener. The defense has looked good when he was in there, even dating back to last year. If I recall correct, the defense went down hill real quick last year as soon as he suffered his season ending injury. Lets hope that doesn’t happen this year. Rice did score a lot of their points after he left the game.

  25. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 9:21 am

    Wyoming has a long travel. They don’t play much D. A bend but don’t break style which plays into Hawaii running attack on offense. Wyoming strength offensively is running the ball. Hawaii is stout vs the run. Harding should give Hawaii the edge in field possession.

    Hawaii 27
    Rice 16

  26. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 9:22 am

    Hawaii 27
    Wyoming 16

  27. cocobean October 9, 2014 9:22 am

    Heart felt Aloha to Coach and family.

  28. (Jesse)James October 9, 2014 9:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Thoughts and prayers for the Chow Ohana during their difficult time.

    Healing thoughts and prayers for all the injured Warriors.

    Time to step it up men….Play like a champion today…


  29. Tempmanoa October 9, 2014 9:31 am

    The Wyoming coach was highly successful at the FCS level winning three successive national championships and a record of beating FBS and BCS teams. He has an approach to the game much like Chow. He is part old school and new school. His offense is power running up the gut with some twists in blocking and motioning the fullback– he runs out of 2 back with QB under center. But he passes out of four wide no TE, Shotgun QB and uses the running back as a 5th receiver on some plays.

    His defense is a throwback Tampa 2 with a 4 man front and some twists.

    But at bottom he is all about physical football with cowboy and farm kids who drive pickups and love to hit– he says it.

  30. SC October 9, 2014 9:37 am

    UH 21
    Wyoming 17

    Spread is 4 1/2 to 5 at this time.

    This is one of the games that I predicted UH would win at the beginning of the season. I predict the other win will be against UNLV

  31. cocobean October 9, 2014 9:45 am

    Back to football. If Graham starts give him more weapons to throw to. I’d like to see Harding and Pedroza on the field together more. I’d keep Harding in the slot with King or Ewaliko as his backups. Play Pedroza at TE. Use him like how the Saints use Jimmy Graham – 40% TE aligned, 60% slotted. Kemp wide left. Barker or Ewaliko on the right.

    In the power formation – 2 wides, TE ,Hback , RB. I’d still p[lay Pedroza as the H back and hot receiver.

  32. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 9:46 am

    28. I had Hawaii beating northern Iowa, Wyoming, unlv, and San Jose st.. Rice was my toss up game that could have got us to 5 wins.. I stick with my 4 win season though. Maybe Graham pulls a Schroeder and combined with our D, we win more

  33. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 9:48 am

    Pedroza at TE??? Huh?????

  34. Andrew October 9, 2014 9:59 am


    I had the same. But I also had them beating Colorado. Granted it was an away game against a Pac-12 opponent but I really thought Colorado was very beatable before the season and they actually were if UH didn’t shoot themselves in the foot many times during the game. Before the season as well I thought @Colorado State would be a winnable but toss up game. They have surprised some though so far this season.

  35. cocobean October 9, 2014 10:01 am

    #30. Pedroza 6;2″, 220 lbs.

  36. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 10:09 am

    You’re over completing things. Pedroza isn’t going to block lbs or DEs. Just need to run a 4 wide spread offense.

  37. Kanak October 9, 2014 10:18 am


    Agree with the prediction, no road wins but was hopeful for a win against Nevada or Utah St. But with those guys hitting strides, don’t think it happens. So question is… Is 4-5 wins enough for Chow to keep his job??? Is this season considered a trending up team or continued below average performance… GO BOWS!!!

  38. SC October 9, 2014 10:23 am

    jeezy 33 re: #30

    I agree with you about wins against NI, Wyoming and UNLV. The toss up was San Jose as an away game But since UH has lost on the road so many time, I would give the nod to San Jose. 3 wins is an improvement from last season. But is that enough to satisfy the UH fans?

  39. Andrew October 9, 2014 10:34 am


    Enough to satisfy the fans? No of course not. The majority of fans are already displeased with him as it is, so unless the team went on a winning streak I think their opinions will remain the same. The key question is if it’s enough to satisfy the athletic director. Although if the fans, especially season ticket holders, were upset enough they could do the same thing they which caused Mack to get ousted. If that happened, the Ben Jay really would have no choice but to make a change.

  40. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 10:35 am

    36. I was able to catch San Jose St vs Nevada game. Their offense is all running and short passes. Lot of screens. As long as we don’t have too much more injuries on D, I like our match up with them. Their qb might be more inexperienced than ours. I thin Clune will take advantage of it. Key is healthy Joey on offense. We get him back and we start scoring again.

  41. SC October 9, 2014 10:38 am

    I agree with you Andrew. But it also depends on the Board of Regents and possibly the president of UH. The acting Chancellor is probably a lame duck. Also, does UH have enough clout and money to buy out the remainder of Coach Chow’s salary for the remainder of his contract/agreement?

  42. NotNasti October 9, 2014 10:38 am

    Pomai: UH: 20 Wyoming: 17

  43. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 10:38 am

    37. It’s not so much the wins for me. It’s more of seeing the same crap over and over and hearing the same stuff every week.
    We still aren’t recruiting well at offensive skill positions. No qb recruiting going on. Our offense is still vanilla. Don’t see in game adjustments… I can handle losses when we come out life we did vs Udub… but that’s not the case.. I actually left the udub game more excited then northern iowa..

  44. SC October 9, 2014 10:40 am

    Jezzy33. I agree. But I don’t think we will see a healthy Joey Iosefa this season. He broke the same ankle last season if I recall.

  45. pollypicador October 9, 2014 10:41 am

    Would smart football substitute a big offensive linemen for a TE for blocking purposes in the red zone or when the team has a crucial 3rd and 1 situation? Plus if need be the sixth offensive linemen replacing the TE can be a tackle eligible for pass plays. If I remember correctly in last Thursday’s game the Houston coach (or was it the other team) did exactly that in the red zone.

  46. Andrew October 9, 2014 10:43 am


    True but I think in that case if that many season ticket holders were threatening to not renew then they would have no choice. Yeah they would have to buyout the contract, but the money lost from other avenues in the long run would surmount the amount paid to make the change.

  47. Andrew October 9, 2014 10:44 am

    I of course hope it does not come to that

  48. PONO October 9, 2014 10:49 am

    Jeezy I think your win projections are solid except for the SJSU game. On the road and SJSU has played better than originally thought by the prognosticators. Hawaii will have a big fan base at the game but its still a road game.

  49. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 10:52 am

    Trying to be optimistic that we can pull off 1 road win.

  50. Andrew October 9, 2014 10:57 am

    I think if they win this weekend though and have a good offensive showing, I think that could start the momentum and build their confidence for the games afterwards.

  51. nutmegger October 9, 2014 11:28 am

    #41 Jeezy33 – agree I was more optimistic after UW than after NIU.

    #48 Andrew – agree, UH has gotta beat Wyoming and build some positive vibes or it’s going to be a long hard season.

    If UH wins five, Chow is alive.
    If UH wins four, Chow is no more.

    Hoping for seven wins and a bowl game, but still think 5 or 6 is possible.

  52. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 11:30 am

    To the person saying “put pedroza at tight end.” Come on, man. There’s no way Pedroza turns into a tight end in the middle of the season and is successful. Being a tight end is more than just having the size. You need to understand everything from blocking technique, line protections, blitz pickups, and so on, as well as what your route tree is when you go out for a pass.

  53. ArcumFortis October 9, 2014 11:32 am

    41. j33……I agree. I left the UDub game feeling optimistic and NI game with the “omg, here we go again feeling.” This omg feeling (at least for the offence) has continued since. I do recognize that we have some offensive weapons in the wings (red shirts, mission returnees and injury returnees) but we will need a good recruiting class this year to supplement those in the pipeline. If coach is fired it usually messes up recruiting. Then again it is hard to recruit when you have a perennial loser. So getting on track and winning some games becomes quite critical for the rest of this year.

  54. Andrew October 9, 2014 11:34 am

    Perhaps also when they start getting on more of a consistent rhythm with the passing game, they could start being more creative with the play calling.

  55. bowwar October 9, 2014 11:56 am

    #49: I agree with Nutmegger, I think 5 wins is the “Miranda line” if Chow is to continue as HC. I don’t think 4 wins will save him and 5 will only save him if the wins are decisive and there is continual improvement. UH will have to cut its losses literally or totally lose it’s fan base. I also think BJ needs to be replaced at the same time and move Dick Tomey as “interim” AD till the dust settles. After 35+ years as a season ticket owner, I will need to seriously consider not renewing if the fortunes of the UH football team continues to spiral. Almost heartwrenching to see UH decline so much after the 2007 Sugar Bowl season. I tend to believe like some, that the Chow years are even worse than the Von Appen tenure, as there are few wins and no tangible improvements. The QB situation is quite depressing considering we supposedly have the “QB guru” as head coach…

    Enough depressing thoughts…Go Warriors!!!

  56. Andrew October 9, 2014 12:01 pm


    I disagree, I think the quality of football for the team as a whole now is much better than it was during the VonAppen years. I think the difference though is the expectations that the fans have, thus the higher level of anger towards the performance of the team. After the highs of the Colt Brennan years and where is team went along with the national exposure, I think it really elevated the expectations of our fan base because we’ve all seen what this program is capable of achieving.

  57. Andrew October 9, 2014 12:02 pm

    where this team went*

  58. bowwar October 9, 2014 12:12 pm

    It should be noted that Jone’s “turnaround year” with Ulbrich and others were done with Von Appen players/recruits, so the quality “was there” and there were more pro prospects/draftees during Von Appen’s years/players thus far…Wins and loses are about the same except I think Von Appen’s teams played a better calibre teams in general. The fans expectations are fairly simple: “just win”…Beyond that, “be competitive”…Hawaii fans can be quite happy with a “competitive” team that loses close games to quality opponents. What Hawaii fans don’t like are “embarassing” losses…Exciting football would also be nice versus the old Tomey/Fagg offenses…

    Just my opinion…Everyone is entitled to theirs…

  59. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 12:20 pm

    ” I think the difference though is the expectations that the fans have, thus the higher level of anger towards the performance of the team. ”

    I think at this point, the fans expect “competent.”

  60. nutmegger October 9, 2014 12:24 pm

    I don’t think you can compare Von Appen with Chow. I recall a demoralized team under Von Appen, but the sense I get from Chow’s team is a resolve and expectation to succeed.

  61. cocobean October 9, 2014 12:31 pm

    #50. You know my name. I stand by my opinion. We’ll never know how it works out until you try it. I only bring this up because the coaches have shown a willingness to move players around. BDs to receivers and running back. Why not move the slot closer to the line to see how it works. I’m talking about 40% of the time. 60% of the time it’ll give the O a 4 wide look. The D will have to decide how many DBs and LBs to us in their base. They show 4 DBs UH should slot the TE. They show 5 DBs the line the TE where they always line him. I think this could work as long as they don’t try to pass every time they show 4 wide or run every time they have an H back and TE.

  62. SailorBlue October 9, 2014 12:34 pm

    Calling all Tsaiko Tgaters,

    It’s FINALLY time for another tgate. Come on out and enjoy some food, fun, friendship and football.

    Some notes:
    -Place remains the same – Rainbow Bay Marina, Cabana “A”.
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    -Early crew will be arriving at about 9 AM
    -Grill crew will fire up about 10:30 so the grill will be ready by 11 AM
    -Clean-up will be 1.5 hrs before game (~4:30 PM). If you want to leave to go inside the stadium clean up what you brought.
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    -If you are planning on attending the post-game tgate bring your coolers to help store the left-over food.
    -There will be a water cooler and cups available
    -Tsaikos be sure to let your guest know where we’re located, the password and the few simple rules we follow.
    -Questions or directions? Email me: jboster(at)yahoo(dot)com


    Cheers, SailorBlue

  63. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 12:45 pm

    59. Question to you is.. why do you even need him on the line to begin with??? 220 is very debatable and even then, he’s not blocking anyone off the line… ask Pedroza if he wants to block 240 lbs or 270 pound DEs. I’m sure Hekking would be thrilled.

    Best way to get this offense going is Pedroza and Harding lined up in slot. Kemp and Ewaliko outside.. not great option either but probably the best… get ewaliko in motion, use him in screens, have him run simple hitch routes with occasional hitch and go..

  64. Tempmanoa October 9, 2014 12:51 pm

    I think we beat Wyoming.
    Wyoming runs a power offense– our defense measures up best against power.
    Wyoming is a low scoring team– 12, 13, 14, 19, and 14 points in their five games– so with our D, we face a team we can actually out score.
    Wyoming has injuries on their offensive line– 3 starters are out– cannot ask for much more than that as a free gift.
    We win this one going away.

  65. cocobean October 9, 2014 12:56 pm

    Jeezy. That’s the intention. Get your best 3 receivers on the field at the same time. I’ve been advocating using 4 wides for a while. So far Chow has chosen to use a TE and H back on, I guessing, 95% of the snaps this year. If he’s adamant on having either a TE or Hback on every snap why not give Pedroza a look. If the O runs 80 plays a game I can see Pedroza in on about 60-65 of them. That’s probably in the range of snaps he’s getting know.

  66. beans October 9, 2014 12:58 pm

    I agree that pedroza should stay were he is however we do need to get more offensive production out of the tight end position. Only 1 pass thrown their way in the Rice game. 1! Throw to them. Stop being so predictable. Maybe Graham’s height will give him better vision over the middle. The tight end was a big part of the offense last year. Why did we go away from that?
    In my opinion, worst recent UH loss………Sugar Bowl. It was embarrassing. Jones wasn’t able to make the proper adjustments to keep it respectable. Our QBs were hammered. left the game feeling disappointed and actually a little depressed like never before. It can be a cruel game. However I am ready for Wyoming. Go Bows!

  67. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 1:01 pm

    winning on the road…me thinks …is or should not be that difficult really…maybe more mental then ne thing else..oklahoma won 47 straight.. with a good coach n good athletics…miami won super bowl n 17 straight…both played away games…

    so if have a good coach n good athletics ..should win away as well as home..the top teams college n pro win away…great basketball teams win away.. n so does baseball..but no one seems to point that out…maybe is part of the ‘tsaiko’ mentality on paper only…n great athletics all step up n win ‘away’ at the olympics…me guess ‘away’ is a state of mind maybe coaches n athletics put on themselves…just my 2 piso worth..

  68. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 1:06 pm

    63. Until Chow realizes you don’t need a TE to run the ball, our offense is going to continue to be stagnant. Lakalaka would be a better runner in space anyway because he has pretty solid vision and he’s a 1 cut type guy. Spread the D out with less guys in the box and our offense would improve.. we just don’t have the TEs to run this type of set

  69. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 1:07 pm

    cocobean: how exactly is chow using those tight ends in the context of his offense? and can pedroza fulfill those assignments? unless you’re saying that pedroza just goes in there as a pass catching tight end who won’t block. but even then, jeezy’s question is a valid one: why even have him on the line to begin with?

  70. kawika49 October 9, 2014 1:08 pm

    Sailor Blue: #60
    Since I live on the Big Island, chances are; I will not be attending Tailgates this year. However, check your e-mail, sent you a few Shekels via- Paypal. Thanks, for taking care of our bloggies.

  71. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 1:10 pm

    beans: there were MUCH worse losses (during the June Jones years and before) than to an absolutely loaded (and pissed off) 5th ranked georgia bulldogs football team that should’ve probably been playing in the national championship game that year.

  72. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 1:11 pm

    me agree jeezy33… they really are under utilizing ewaliko…the man has a talent n not being like harding not being in the offensive line up…crazy..both have a ‘buku’ talent.. n should be on the field..

  73. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 1:12 pm

    67. If Coco is hitting that Pedroza is a solid blocker, I prefer him and ewaliko on same side. That way we can run Wr screens with either Pedroza or Ewaliko lead blocking on dbs. We should really be studying Arizona offense.. they run a lot of triple option with option to pass.. It’s pretty creative with simple reads…

  74. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 1:13 pm

    yea me agree u andrew…hard to get a ‘consistent rhythm’ with 3 n out..

    congrts ur win.. u must have a ‘numb fingers’ now huh lol

  75. Mytake October 9, 2014 1:22 pm

    Woolsey is inaccurate and holds the ball too long. (3 n outs, sacks). Graham has poor field vision and holds the ball too long (interceptions, sacks). Take your pick. Unless one of them goes thru a metamorphosis like Rolo and Schroeder did, this season is going to be painfull.

  76. bowwar October 9, 2014 1:28 pm

    The worse and most embarassing loss I can recall was UH vs. Texas A&I back when Price was coach…Golden Richards gets injuried on the opening kick-off and we lose by something like 50-0 to a Division II team.

  77. beans October 9, 2014 1:28 pm

    Without the tight ends blocking as they have been, QB would have been on his
    okole even more. We don’t have a quick short pass game going and our running backs aren’t blocking as well as they should. It would be a disaster.
    It was the worst loss because we didn’t adjust. We just keep getting hammered play after play. IN MY OPINION…….bad coaching on such a big stage!

  78. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 1:29 pm

    jeezy: that’s the thing. in the context of norm chow’s offense (whatever that is), the tight end has specific skill sets that pedroza may not necessarily have. Maybe a few plays here and there (which in the bigger picture, probably won’t do much for the offense in a sustainable manner), but there’s no way UH football installs an entirely new offense/offensive philosophy this season. Even the players you recruit for a spread option team is different than whatever pro-style attack norm chow is running, which would be different than a team running the air raid or run and shoot.

  79. jeezy33 October 9, 2014 1:30 pm

    73. I need something new at this point. I’m not saying Graham is better, but he deserves a shot like Sean last year… sometimes, all it takes from a qb is to spark confidence from other players on offense to get things rolling

  80. DancingBear October 9, 2014 1:31 pm

    Give Ewaliko a shot at QB.
    Nothing to lose.

  81. Andrew October 9, 2014 1:34 pm


    Thanks. No not at all. I could have done more but I didn’t want to be over the top annoying and flood the screen. I wanted the parking pass, and I had friends that wanted to go to the game, so the parking pass helps.

  82. Inyoface October 9, 2014 1:38 pm

    Ewaliko will have a hard time seeing over the O-line.

  83. ponojr October 9, 2014 1:46 pm

    IW had his turn, not let’s see what TG does. Are any of our QB’s able to hit a completion rate > 50%?

  84. jimmy the lock October 9, 2014 1:50 pm

    Alrighty then, what is plan C? Shoots, might as well try figah wot plan D, E, and F too.


  85. Fei Jai October 9, 2014 2:00 pm

    Hi Pomai,

    Wyoming 14, UH 9


  86. 4-Prong October 9, 2014 2:01 pm

    ponojr: i think the correct question is “are any of our coaches able to develop the quarterbacks we have now to get them to hit a completion rate > 50%?”

  87. Fei Jai October 9, 2014 2:05 pm


    I like your suggestion about Tomey as new AD. Tomey is well suited for that post.

    Tomey as AD sounds good, given his history and record of success as a UH coach. I liked the Tomey years, actually.

  88. Fei Jai October 9, 2014 2:13 pm

    The “chow offense” in four steps:

    Run, Run, Pass, Punt.

    Every team we have played and are about to play understand the chow offense. Planning for this offense is pretty straightforward.

  89. cocobean October 9, 2014 2:16 pm

    Jeezy. That’s what I’ve been saying since the UDub game. Given examples of teams running out of 4 wide formations and passing out of the I. Try something new/different. I don;t know how many times I’ve posted tweak the offense before you change the QB.

    4-P. I have no idea how good or bad a blocker he is. If it were me I’d have Pedroza move every snap. Lineup as a TE and move to slot. Lineup in the slot move to TE. Mixup the runs and the pass. Don’t always pass when he’s slotted or run when he’s tight to the line.

    Jeezy, beans , 4-P. Again. Just tossing out an idea. Much like how people suggested Ewaliko play option QB, wideout or slot. Or we run triple option.

    Anybody want to hear my suggestion on how we should use the power I or the old Redskins double H back formation when they had Riggins?

  90. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 2:20 pm

    OMG He is to old FJ… His only use now is to send him to Manila…77 n above should be in manila… except for the judge…lol….

    but they sure could use a few honest judges here…

    ST for ad… (he is just as articulate as the one we got now)
    jeezy33… for OC
    beans… TE coach
    sailor blue… tailgater in charge at stadium n concession stand huncho..
    dancing bear…elevator cleats supervisor..for our shorties
    polly…side line advisor
    SC… kick a.. dude for the BOR
    FJ…motivational inspiration at half time..(actually no need cuz we be up by 5 td’s


  91. WWF October 9, 2014 2:34 pm

    80. He would have the same view as Russell Wilson does over the Seahawk’s Oline.

  92. cocobean October 9, 2014 2:38 pm

    st. andy. I huhu you. why I no can be on da staff? I good at carrying a clipboard.

  93. Tempmanoa October 9, 2014 3:21 pm

    Putting a tight end to block on the line next to the tackle basically means he will have a big man opposite him and he will not be a receiver. He also cannot go in motion like a slotback or a hybrid back– false start if he moves on the line. It also means an extra player to rush the QB (either the man now opposite the TE or another freed up by not having to cover a fourth receiver). Without the TE, we have 5 linemen, and a running back to pass protect– like many teams do. The 5 can block 3 or 4 pass rushers, and the 6th can pick up the blitz, but it hard for team to rush more than 4 with 1 blitzing and still cover the gaps and contain, and also provide coverage of 4 receivers– needing at least one safety for cover 1 with the rest of the DB’s in single coverage.

  94. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 3:35 pm

    coco… sum one told me u went catholic school.. n no can read clip board that true ?? lol

  95. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 3:38 pm

    x and o’s on clipboard not for tic tac toe.. have to learn that one first…he he he

  96. cocobean October 9, 2014 3:42 pm

    Temp. In Chows offense the TE is usually tight to the line but one step back. He’s actually an Hback and can move.

  97. cocobean October 9, 2014 3:53 pm

    st. andy. nevah have money to pay tuition went go public all the way. i say i good at carrying clipboard. i nevah say i kno how fo use one. i no know how play tic tac toe. too confusin fo me.

  98. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 4:32 pm

    aww ok.. me see you have a few ‘traits’ from a certain coach that is mentioned hea..

  99. Ipu Man October 9, 2014 4:46 pm

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  100. Numbah1stunna October 9, 2014 5:18 pm

    The funny thing is everyone realizes how useless the tight end is in this offense. Everyone but the person calling the shots.

  101. Tempmanoa October 9, 2014 6:08 pm

    Even when not on the line, Chow’s TE is on the shoulder of the tackle and he has someone on him, so he has to block and cannot go out. If he were in the slot more, we could have fewer in the box, get a mismatch covering him or better yet put in a guy like Ewaliko or Pedroza and cause even more problems for the defense. I know Chow’s thinking on the TE– he wants both the running back and the TE blocking for Woolsey– that is old school for the QB rolling to that side and should help Woolsey run or run a counter with the TE cutting off pursuit– but we never do those things and the TE does not work as a receiver. If you watch teams throwing to the TE, they flow away from the strong side, then throw back to the TE on bubble screen.

  102. Tempmanoa October 9, 2014 6:18 pm

    We used 4 receivers last year by moving Clark Evans around– he had a lot of yards and TD’s and was our third leading receiver. We need to start doing that again or ditch the TE and use a second slot.

  103. beans October 9, 2014 6:33 pm

    I believe Evans caught something like 37 passes last year. There were some dropped passes in the Colorado game but I believe that you cannot ignore the potential of that position. Especially on the drag. Get that TE involved.

  104. SteveM October 9, 2014 10:20 pm

    Planning to attend the UH-SDSU or other road games? Email me.

    The Tsai-ko SDSU game group email (for potential cattle calls or tailgates) will go out in a few days. So far, I have everyone’s email addy except Inyoface. Since it is the usual road game gang in Lo-Cal (Lower CA), they all have each other’s email addys and cell numbers from previous years– but if you haven’t met them before, here’s a chance..

  105. oneseason October 9, 2014 11:07 pm

    UH radio commercial encourages fans to come and see a “balanced offense”. Maybe the cheer leaders will get the Mauka and Makai sides cheering “Balanced” and “Offense” back and forth. Let’s Balance Bows!

  106. st. anthony trojan October 10, 2014 12:11 am

    what they truly mean one season by balance offense is…
    run to the right…
    run to the left…
    run up the middle…
    punt up the middle…
    can’t get ne more balance then that..

  107. Tiki808 October 10, 2014 12:28 am

    Wyoming looks like they have a faster running game. So they get the nod in that area. Passing, I’ll give it to Hawai’i. Defense, equal for both teams. special teams, I’ll go with Wyoming. 45 Wyoming 10 Hawai’i

  108. Fei Jai October 10, 2014 12:31 am

    The “chow offense” is not one high scoring offense. Run, run, pass, punt up the middle, like Trojan said. Hard to score dat kine offense.

    Das why I wen say UH 9. Dat plus the fact too much uncertainty at QB, the O going probably not gel toogeda the first time the play fast kine game toogeda.

    Wyoming not one high scoring team too, das why I wen say Wyoming 14.

    Based on norm and his philosophy about the game, and the newness at QB, we not going score too much dis game. The oddah guys going edge us out by just a little more.

  109. Tiki808 October 10, 2014 12:50 am

    Aloha Stadium and Hawai’i fans on Saturday. Will Norm Chow and his team be able to come away with win #2 of the season? What do you think is wrong with the team, besides financial issues? Same old playing and not enough running. 50,000 seats is a lot to fill up. Most fans are fair weather fans. If the weather is good and the climate for playing football is there, then they’ll buy a ticket. $25/ticket is a good price for upper North End Zone which is Mountain side of O’ahu. The other is Waikiki side of O’ahu. This still is a good price to get. That leaves not much room for food and other items. If you had 2 in your party or 3, $75 dollars off hand. Plus $40 dollars for food for the whole night for 3, this totals to $75 + $40 = $115 plus $6 parking and total gives you ($121) dollars for the whole night on 3 people to be exact, including food.

    Do you want to spend this money on somewhere else, or is watching a football game exceptional for you? It’s loud and noisy, but the atmosphere is great for a night out of football and just hanging out with some few. Is this OK for you? If you’re running low every week on pay, then this might not be the right idea for you. Otherwise, this is what we’re looking at for the Wyoming game. With this in mind, are you still planning to attend?

  110. st. anthony trojan October 10, 2014 1:05 am

    maybe ur rite there..FJ..
    maybe 2 td’s or so.. plus our offense 2 td’s n come out to 28..or maybe even 35..
    maybe punt return or fumble for sum points..what u think ?

  111. UHfan808 October 10, 2014 4:48 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Hope everyone has a nice Aloha Friday!

  112. UHfan808 October 10, 2014 4:53 am


    Us 28 : Them 21

    I would love to see our Defense hold Them to zero. Our Warrior D (and ST, too) is that amazing 🙂

  113. mo808 October 10, 2014 5:23 am

    Good Aloha Friday Greetings!

    Auwe about losing Gener for a month—get well soon!

    US 45 – DEM 23

    Keep on keeping on RB Warriors. Let’s get a Win! 😀

  114. 4-Prong October 10, 2014 6:04 am

    fei jai: UH is a balanced offense. 120 yards rushing, 117 yards passing.

  115. akuhead2 October 10, 2014 6:18 am

    76. Golden Richards got hurt in 1972 playing Grambling in the 7th game of the season. He had already caught 23 passes for 414 yards and 5 touchdowns before injuring his knee. Grambling kicked off and Hawaii had two players left and right at the goal line. The ball went to the right player and half the Grambling team went after the ball, the player running it up the right sideline. Richards was left and was trotting to the left sideline, the UH home sideline, and the other half of the Grambling team, for apparently no reason, attacked Richards breaking his leg, about fifty yards away from the ball. Trot. Trotting. Grambling won that game 46 – 7. Richards was drafted into the NFL the following year, 1973. This was not embarrassing for UH. That was a dirty play! Embarrassing for Grambling maybe. Where is the film!

  116. Stephen Tsai October 10, 2014 6:35 am

    It’s wake-up time on Aloha Friday.
    Splash some cold water on your face, smell the coffee and head on over to this post:
    We’re keeping attendance.

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