LB Williams makes it official

Linebacker Russell Williams Jr. of Sacramento City College made his UH commitment official when he signed a letter of intent this morning, according to his guardian, Greg LeCount.

Williams’ signing will be the Warriors’ only one today, the first day mid-year recruits may put their commitments in writing. He joins the Warriors in January.

Slotback Dylan Collie, who completes a two-year church mission tomorrow, and defensive end/tight end Sione Kauhi, who signed a scholarship agreement last week, also will join the Warriors next month.

Three players who gray-shirted this fall — running back D.J. Riggins, linebacker Dayton Furuta and safety/linebacker Manly “Pumba” Williams — also become Warriors in January.

If you’re keeping track, UH’s defense will have Jerrol Garcia-Williams, Lance Williams, Russell Williams Jr., and Pumba Williams.


  1. Ipu Man December 17, 2014 8:22 am

    Go Bows! 🙂
    Go Tsai!
    Go Tsaikos!

  2. Pomai December 17, 2014 8:40 am

    From yesterday – #60 – A-House – If they don’t sign Beeman’s contract soon she’s gone, that is unless she has a losing season, from which I see she isn’t…..

    Lassner was at the last Wahine game with BYUHawaii, sat with Tracy Donovan. After the game he was talking to Beeman for awhile so maybe he wants to get it done……

  3. boolakanaka December 17, 2014 8:41 am


  4. Les December 17, 2014 8:41 am

    Guys, letʻs keep it positive here. No negative remarks. ST, please create a new rule where any negative remarks will be deleted.

  5. Shoko December 17, 2014 8:43 am

    So far, Prater is the only one that isn’t returning?

  6. Andrew December 17, 2014 8:47 am

    Whatever about her contract already. It is what it is already. They obviously have shown that it has not been on their priority list even though she is one of the best hires this school has seen in quite some time. If she leaves for a better offer because of it then someone better be out of the job.

  7. hitman December 17, 2014 8:50 am

    Stephen Tsai how is hawaii do at running back ? what happend to the big running back from kona that signed last year ?

  8. Shoko December 17, 2014 8:51 am

    Always thought a head coach is only as good as the staff he puts together. It seems Sanchez just hired Nebraska interim coach Barney Cotton to be the Rebels next offensive coordinator.

  9. Former UH Athlete December 17, 2014 8:51 am

    UH MBB’s Stephan Jovanovic and Stephan Jankovic might be more tough to figure out… They are also both 6’11”

    I wish the BB announcing crew the best of luck during the Diamond Head Classic when both Stephs are on the court.

  10. Andrew December 17, 2014 8:55 am


    At least Kanoa is doing the commentating for the UH games

  11. Shoko December 17, 2014 9:04 am

    Should just refer them as Jovan and Janko.

  12. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 9:05 am

    Pretty uneventful mid year signing day. I was kind of hoping to land a Nose Tackle or a big time safety/corner, and a RB that can add a different element to the offense. We are missing what Alex Green and Nate Ilaoa brought in their day.

  13. Former UH Athlete December 17, 2014 9:06 am

    6.. that is a very true statement. It also requires that the coach having enough say to hire who he thinks is best. In many cases, it gets political and the power players want their favorites to be hired, which may or may not be a good fit with the new head coach.

  14. Inyoface December 17, 2014 9:12 am

    Hopefully the O-line will give Wittek enough time to throw, at least he’ll have some seasoned receivers to throw to. We’re going to need a big blahlah in the middle for nose tackle next year.

  15. st. anthony trojan December 17, 2014 9:14 am

    ONE OF the reason Nebraska ‘Bo’ got canned…was of the lopsided scores the defense was allowing…so maybe was coaching…or wa it lack of talent…???

  16. Warbow December 17, 2014 9:17 am

    Yes it is a pretty uneventful day for UH mid year signing.

    MWC Blinn signing….

  17. Andrew December 17, 2014 9:24 am


    If he even wins the job

  18. Inyoface December 17, 2014 9:25 am

    Hope he does win it.

  19. SteveM December 17, 2014 9:29 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Looks like the defense is reloading– and Clune might have a “Williams package” defensive scheme soon? 🙂

  20. hatakeman December 17, 2014 9:40 am

    The last 2-3 games gives promise to the coming season. Not because of new-found recruits or transfers, but because there seemed to be a shift in the offensive game plan. No longer did it seem it was Joey toting the ball 25-30 times a game, but a more open offense that pushed vertically and with QB roll-outs including QB-keepers. That was mixed with a running attack that tested the perimeter. So it leaves hope on the offensive side for next season. Focus and concern turns to the defense where there is a big gap in the interior line; secondary corners are thin; and its a wait-and-see about the outside linebackers to contain the perimeter.

  21. Fei Jai December 17, 2014 9:50 am

    We know our great state is loaded with D1 talent. We know this because USC, UCLA, Texas, UW, Oregon, and many other great programs come here every year to recruit our kids.

    Yet, despite this fact, I am puzzled why UH seems to think it must recruit kids from the mainland in order to field a good team. No problem with kids from the mainland. Am just a believer that we have all the talent we need right here to field an awesome and winning team, supplemented by a few players from the mainland and elsewhere.

    Not that excited about today’s news.

    Will be excited when the news reports we grabbed more of the local kids. We have lots of great LBs, QBs, linemen, receivers, and kickers, right here, in Hawaii nei. Offer them first. If they no like, then offer the guys from the mainland.

  22. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2014 9:53 am

    They’re looking at some JC nose guards.
    I think Kennedy Tulimasealii enters as the No. 1 nose tackle.

  23. Fei Jai December 17, 2014 9:54 am

    We also know norm is not great at evaluating talent. Look at his choice for QB the first two seasons. Proof in the pudding, as they say in America.

    Look at norm’s choice for assistant coaches.

    We also know norm does not know how to adjust on the fly. Look at seasons one through three.

    We had the talent to win. What we lacked was a coach who was good at evaluating talent, planning a winning strategy, and executing on that game plan and strategy.

    Tomey would have won with the talent we had these past three years. Price would have won too. Norm, sadly, just doesn’t know how to win.

  24. pollypicador December 17, 2014 10:24 am

    jeezy33 December 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Nevada is going to be awful next year…. I would not count that as a loss. Polian is a horrible HC and he has ruined what Chris Ault built. He is doing what Mack did with Hawaii. The product will reflect it now that Fajardo is gone…

    Don’t always believe what people say. Sometimes what people say is plain idiotic, lacking in any research or forethought…classic poop.

    For example-See above.

    Nevada is going to a bowl game this year, finishing 7-5. Four of the team’s losses were by 7 points or less. 17 freshmen started games.

    Next season?

    8 starters on offense return.

    7 starters on defense return.


    Top 2 RB’s return.

    Top 2 WR’s return.

    Returning TE is a playmaker, 35 catches.

    All special team’s players return (minus PR).


    Tyler Stewart, 6-4, 220, junior next season, Scout 3 star, appears to be Fajardo’s
    replacement. In 7 games in 2013 the QB had a 129 passing rating.

    On the defensive side-

    Returning players

    D-Line of Jones, Faraimo, Yates (10.5 TFL), Seau (7 sacks) are pretty talented.

    LB’s look stable.

    DB’s look questionable. Need to fill 3 spots.

    Question- How can a team that did pretty decent in 2014, return at least 15-17 of those key players in 2015, has a good foundation of experienced/developing players, be projected by “pooper” as Nevada is going to be awful next season. Silly. Furthermore in 2 season at Nevada, Polian is 11-13; takes his team to a bowl game his second season (including 4 losses that could have gone either way)…and has seen his offense improve from his first year to second-26.9 to 31.3 points per game and defense improve from giving up 34.4 to 28.2 points per game. Is Polian horrible HC as “pooper wrote?” No. One can prove 12 ways under the sun that Nevada and Polian are on the rise (the facts speak for themselves)-one can see the trajectory-…and development (17 freshmen gaining starts this past season) . Nevada has it going. Pooper? Never mind.


  25. boolakanaka December 17, 2014 10:50 am

    I’m with Jeezy, the corner play is still a sore point, and with Taz gone (who was one consistent force in the D backfield), I am still very concerned about the over-abundance of big plays given-up literally in every game by our corners.

  26. KapaaWarrior December 17, 2014 10:55 am

    I think that maybe putting Kennedy Tulimaseali’i outside in a 7 technique like U-Dub did with Hau’oli Kikaha may work for them due to his speed. Than they can bring in the Big Boy’s to clog the “A” gaps and defend the stretch cut back’s as long as they can run side to side and fight to pressure. Just thought?

  27. dannyp December 17, 2014 11:07 am

    How in the world did we lose Kendrick Dorn to freaking Georgia State???

  28. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 11:15 am

    22. Since when do I ever listen to others??? I watch more games than anyone on this blog. (probably because I gamble) I can careless how many starters Nevada has returning. If you watched their games, the only reason they won in conference was because of Fajardo ability to make plays with his feet. That O line is as bad as it gets in the conference. So they may return a bad O line, doesn’t make them a good one. Matt Galas was Nevadas best Linemen and he is gone. They signed a JC kid today because they have issues at depth there.
    What exactly did Tyler Stewart do that causes anyone to be concerned? You do realize Nevada was the clear cut choice to win the division. So while you’re hyping their winning season like its something to be proud of, most Nevada fans are disappointed. The RBs returning aren’t even good….

  29. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 11:17 am

    24. Stupid coaching to be honest. His visit was scheduled for January or something. So coaches probably were unsure of RB need. But obviously a mid year kid is going to want to enroll in Jan and compete in spring ball. So that bumps Hawaii out the picture.

  30. tom December 17, 2014 11:19 am


  31. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 11:21 am

    If Wayne Moses or any of our offensive coaches don’t see the need to upgrade RB position, then it just shows lack of competence. When you face Ajayi, Pumphrey, Chase Price, Lajuan Hunt, Brian Hill, Shaun Wick and look at what we have, then obviously you can’t help them see the light…. I think Reardon is the only writer to have bought into the hype and voted Iosefa pre season 1st team….

  32. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 11:23 am

    23. I am hoping Mulanga develops in redshirt year and Daniel Lewis can improve. Marrell Jackson started playing better late in year. There is hope…. I’m on the opposite end with Taz. He got burned in coverage too much for me. He lead the team in tackles but when teams are attacking you in the air and you are allowing completions, getting the tackle is always a great thing. He did make plays vs the run but he was too easily beat in coverage. We did miss out on Derron Brown. He signed with Cal today over us.

  33. Tempmanoa December 17, 2014 11:30 am

    Hate to see Tulimasealii used at nose tackle– really want him to be at a defensive end spot– plus he is a little “small” for a nose tackle. Cune may want to rotate inside to rush and not run stop and fight double teams– but keep him coming against one on one blocks and jumping the QB. Moses Samia will be hard to replace– JC guys needed urgently.

  34. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2014 11:42 am

    UH is looking at three RBs.

  35. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2014 11:44 am

    I think Dany Mulanga will be a guy to watch.

  36. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 11:57 am

    31. Im guessing 2 now that Dorn signed with Georgia St?? He was offered a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully the 3 are quality ones

  37. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 12:06 pm

    Refreshing to know there is a little hope though. Upgrades are needed at:
    QB- Wittek only 1 more year, Zwahlen hasn’t played in 2 years. Reilly unproven, Milton commit only so far, and Woolsey only QB with game experience. But I don’t think we r targeting any QBs.

    RB- very thing here. No explosive guys on depth chart.
    WR- No one that can threaten the seam or challenge safeties. Stubblefield will be a big upgrade but again “DEPTH” Too big a drop off from 1st string to 2nd.
    TE- just get rid of it.(wishful thinking) More running room by spacing out and having defense play Nickel and Dime. (Alex Green)

    DL- very obvious
    LBs- Russell Williams should add some depth. Very evident in drop off after Gener and JGW. Mageo needs to bulk up and maybe he can compete next year.

    DBs- huge issue. Never seen a Hawaii team get burned deep so often. I trust 1 guy in our secondary. Trayvon Henderson. I’m pulling for Mulanga.

  38. Inyoface December 17, 2014 12:10 pm

    Mariota on Lettermen #Wow!

  39. Tempmanoa December 17, 2014 12:17 pm

    Dick Tomey used to tell us that to make a running play go, the front 5 guys need to be perfect and together in their timing, reads, and blocking– one player off and the play is stopped. Especially with zone blocking– one player off and it breaks down or the blockers literally run into each other. Takes two years together to get a championship offensive line. We lose starters and depth off the offensive line and this will hurt the offense more than any other position. This means our offense will lag last year’s offense, but should pick up toward the end of the season.

  40. A-House December 17, 2014 12:54 pm

    remember that #1 allowed 7 or 8 of the 10 long passes for TD in 2014 – 2 came is the same game – forgot which team we were playing

    last few games he was pulled and contributed very little as a CB

    believes he returns in 2015

  41. kahuna December 17, 2014 1:02 pm

    What happened to WR Donald Lambert? I thought he grayshirted with Furuta, Williams and Riggins?

  42. Z December 17, 2014 1:33 pm

    I like our young dbs. Especially JJ and NN. I would move #1 to lb or rover. He has struggled a bit one on one but I like how he attacks at the line of scrimmage. Better speed at wr would help develop our dbs. I think our wr corp will be better next season.

    We also need speed at linebacker.

  43. hatakeman December 17, 2014 1:39 pm

    Temomanoa, you bring up a good point. The O-line needs seasoning to be on the same page and to execute their assignments consistently. But in the case of UH’s O-line, there are players outside of the returning starters that have playing experience. Center is probably the most critical with the graduation of Kody Afusia, but Brendan Urban filled in very well while Kody was recuperating from injury. He must have started 7-8 games. I also read (HWW-ST Blog) that John Wa’a is being tried in that position as well. The other O-line position is right tackle with the graduation of Sean Shigematsu. I don’t know who will be his replacement. Maybe R J Hollis or Leo Koloamatangi. Both are juniors and have seen ample playing time. For sure the O-line will struggle against Ohio St and Wisconsin, but I think they will be ready for conference play.

  44. oldyobo December 17, 2014 2:01 pm

    Only one signing? A guy from junior varsity that no other respectable Div. 1 school is interested in? No other skill position players in sight? This is what happens when a loser head coach who has no legitimate reason to still be the head coach at UH is retained because of spineless Ben Jay.

  45. bowwar December 17, 2014 2:05 pm

    Improve the line on both sides of the ball and everything else will improve…I think we could use another “gamebreaker” type of running back and another QB who can start immediately should Wittek falter. I don’t see Woolsey being anything more than a back-up…If Woolsey ends up starting QB, we’ll be in for a long season again.

    On the coaching front, Chow needs to replace the Receivers and OC and get experienced coaches…We gotta “coach up” if we expect to improve.

  46. T_LA December 17, 2014 2:12 pm


    I’d have to disagree with some of your analysis in 34.

    QB- You’re spot on with this. Wittek will be the starter next year and will serve as a stop gap to either Zwahlen or Reilly, both of whom are entirely untested. I don’t see McKenzie as a DI QB. He will probably serve in a role similar to Ewaliko.

    RB- We do need to find a between the tackles runner to replace Iosefa. Lakalaka has gotten better but is not explosive enough. We can’t live on 2-yd dives. However, we do have a couple of explosive backs with Saint Juste and Joas.

    WR- It was obvious this year that we lacked someone who could spread the D and everyone was more or less a possession receiver, save for Ewaliko who is still too raw to be consistent. Next year this will be our deepest unit with the return of both Stubblefield and Haynes to a unit that includes Kemp, Pedroza, Barker, Ewaliko, and Anguay. With Stubblefield and Haynes returning, this also allows Pedroza to move back to the slot. But they receiver I am most excited for is Darrian Josey. He will most likely be our deep threat and speedster. Also, hopefully someone like Patterson or Sayles can step up next year.

    TE- I don’t think we should get rid of it. We just need to find the right athlete. Maybe a converted WR or DE, such as Unga. TE are matchup nightmares when used properly.

    OL – Need to replace C. Hopefully Wa’a is ready.

    DL – Hopefully Friel can step up big time as he has the size and experience. Tulimasealii will need to develop into the talent everyone thought he was out of high school. Shawley has a good motor but is green. But I agree this unit, and especially the DT spot, is our biggest need.

    LB – The return of Garcia-Williams will be the biggest thing for UH next year. His presence should help the pass rush which was non-existent this year. I disagree about the drop off after JGW and Gener being steep. Lance Williams is decent and Poti looked good at times. Castro was a huge prospect out of high school and looked like he needed time to get used to the system having barely played college ball. He should be much more productive next year. Fonua and Mageo looked overmatched at times but should improve.

    DB – Our corners have been lacking or sometime. Nelson is alright against the run but looks absolutely lost against the past. He was a Freshman last year so you’d imagine it was growing pains. Ne’Quan is steady but needs to become a lockdown corner in the mode of Ryan Mouton to make it easier for the safeties. Higdon, Mulanga, Lewis, and Jerrell Jackson need to step up big time. Trayvon Henderson looks like he will be a good one and hopefully Marrell Jackson can find his form again. The safeties should be as good if not better next year.

    P/K – This unit scares me as we have no one with experience. I assume Weese will get first shot at PK duties, but do we even have a punter on the roster?

  47. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 2:15 pm

    41. I wouldn’t give up on him yet. I saw enough progress from his accuracy stand point to say he has a chance. I wasn’t sold based on last year but after the Rice game, he got better each week. Finals 3 weeks of season he maintained a QB rating above 120 each game with awful play calling which consisted of a lot of hand offs.

  48. jimmy the lock December 17, 2014 2:20 pm

    My same prediction as last season, no more than 4 wins.

  49. Andrew December 17, 2014 2:58 pm


    Not saying I would want him to be the starting QB next year, but it would be interesting to see how he would do with an improved receiving crew as we should have next year. Of course let the best man win the job.

  50. Trunks420 December 17, 2014 3:14 pm

    If Woosley isn’t the Starter I have no Doubt it will be a long season again.

    Woosley is the only QB with EXPERIENCE under his belt and he is Far ahead of the playbook than the other QB’s

  51. olapa12 December 17, 2014 3:20 pm

    There is no reason I can see where Wittek will not be the starter.
    Woolsey has trouble reading the defense and making the throws, especially the outs and the deep ball.

  52. Trunks420 December 17, 2014 3:23 pm

    Fresno State head football coach Tim DeRuyter announced Wednesday that he has signed defensive back Alan Wright and quarterback Chason Virgil and the duo will enroll at Fresno State for the spring 2015 semester.

    Wright signed a National Letter of Intent with the Bulldogs while Virgil signed an athletic aid agreement. Wright has played the last two years at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas and he will have three years to complete his two remaining seasons of eligibility with the Bulldogs. Virgil graduated early from West Mesquite High School, allowing him to enroll as a freshman at Fresno State in January.

    “I’m very excited to announce the addition of Alan Wright and Chason Virgil to our football team,” DeRuyter said. “Both of these outstanding student-athletes will enter school in January and begin to compete for positions on our 2015 Bulldog football team. They both come from outstanding programs and we feel that their character and athleticism will be tremendous assets to our program as we strive to consistently compete for championships.”

    Wright, a 6-1, 185-pound defensive back from San Antonio, Texas, ranked third on the Buccaneer defense in 2014 with 48 tackles. He added 4.0 tackles for a loss, had four pass breakups and one interception during his sophomore season. As a freshman, he totaled 36 tackles, three tackles for a loss and had two picks.

    He spent his prep days at San Antonio’s O’Connor High School where he led his team to the fifth round of the playoffs in 2012. Wright garnered all-district and all-state honors in football while also playing basketball and running track. He was studying civil engineering at Blinn College.

    Virgil is a 6-1, 170-pounder out of West Mesquite, Texas. He completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 2,765 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior while leading West Mesquite to a 9-3 record and into the Class 5A Division I bi-district playoffs. Virgil also rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014

  53. Trunks420 December 17, 2014 3:32 pm

    My Coworkers joke saying UH Football is a Hippo and the MW Championship is the cheetah.

    They say no matta how long and fast the hippo CHASING they Cheetah.
    Hippo won’t get cheetah.

  54. PHIL December 17, 2014 3:55 pm

    I sure hope this LB can tackle; our tackling on “D” really stunk this past season

  55. NotNasti December 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    A-House: Maggitt #2 used up his eligibility this year.

  56. Inyoface December 17, 2014 4:16 pm


  57. islandman December 17, 2014 4:25 pm

    Scott Harding named to Football Writers Assoc. All-America 2nd team. Colorado St. WR Rashard Higgins is on the 1st team .

  58. mytake December 17, 2014 4:32 pm

    Did Ben Jay offer Shoji a contract extension? Haven’t heard anything on that. Maybe he wants to hire his own volleyball voach as his last act as AD.

  59. jeezy33 December 17, 2014 5:46 pm

    46. You listed a lot of WRs but 0 who are proven. Pedroza has talent but if you followed the team, he wasn’t even starting the last few games. He played but wasn’t used like he was most of the season. Haynes hasn’t done much at all yet for me to get excited about. Stubblefield probably has the most upside but he’s recovering from injury and very young. When you put our WRs against others in the league, I think we would rank near the bottom as far as guys who are explosive. I can’t name 1 who can catch a 7 yard hitch, make a DB miss and take it 20 more yards.

    Calen Friel is done playing football so he won’t help us like you mentioned. Kennedy should not have to play NT ever. Mageo redshirted so I am not sure what game you saw him over matched. Lance Williams was over matched as well as Fonua. Were too slow filling the gaps, couldn’t set the edge, and liability in coverage. Nequan will never be Mouton. Mouton ran a 4.4 40 and was dominant. Nequan is in 4.6 range. Your take on Nelson is opposite IMO. He was the best cover guy but struggled wrapping up on tackles. I’m sure the tape would confirm. He tore his meniscus so I’m sure that bothered him a lot the 2nd half of season.

  60. beans December 17, 2014 6:55 pm

    Am I correct in saying that our tight ends did a great job blocking for the quarterback the last half of the season? They were kept in most plays for that reason.
    What about switching #1 to offense? He seems quick. Not disciplined enough for deep coverage. Maybe he could play the slot? Ikaika did show improvement however the position should be open going in. Let the better talent prevail.

  61. David J. December 17, 2014 7:04 pm

    University of Hawaii football’s fans and readers don’t worry about the Warriors!. I have told you guys already! When Norm Chow was a Ass. Coach at BYU, USC, UCLA @ South Carolina he had great quarterback!. Remember also at BYU Steve Young, Robby Bosco, Jim McMahon and Ty Dittmer they had to go to missionary for 2 years before they start at quarterback and their were great passing and running quarterback at BYU. Norm Chow is doing the same thing like BYU he really wants a grown up kids behind the center line not a young kid like Woolsey!. You all have seen what kind of mistakes when he played last year because he was really young at quarterback! . Now after three years look what he having coming back from missionary mission, grayshirt, redshirt, JC and transfers from other large University. By looking at them they are really mature adults and that what Norm Chow really wants players they position the right way. Just wait he is bringing back the major air attack and a great running game like did before!. Remember he lost a lots of players that he didn’t recruited. To me they should put Steven Lakalaka at punt returner and kickoff he is a great open field runner just like he was in high school. Because really he has great vision to look for holes!. He could be a another former University of Hawaii football player and CFL Chad Owens. No University would not like to kick the ball to him!. And if the football team really take it seriously!. They should put there quarterback, slot back, runningback and wide receiver on the University of Hawaii track team for there years in college!. Player that have brake away speed is really hard to keep up with! Like a lots people like ESPN say that Oregon quarterback was slow!. But on ground level he is really fast on his brake way!. If the University of Hawaii football team do that it will make other university to make a lot’s of change on the D-line!. Try to catch run down a kid that run a 50 yards in 3.1 or 3.8!. They aren’t safety are that fast in college!. Look at a runningback from a college in the division three. He is 6′ and 269 lb. and he run the 40 yard in 4.0 for a big guy he is fast!. Hawaii should take it seriously about it!. When kids come out from college and take another step into the NFL. NFL football players are really faster on D-line!. It be really better for the kids from the University of Hawaii going into NFL have the same speed and size like them players too!.

  62. beans December 17, 2014 7:10 pm

    3,1 in the 50? Whoa! Really?

  63. Mainland December 17, 2014 7:38 pm

    TEs. Moleni and Unga will be a very solid duo, plus David Manoa who is a great athlete who coverted to TE will have the whole offseason to focus and develop his pass catching skills – with Wittek at QB and our fully reloaded WR corp this team could go from average to special

  64. A-House December 17, 2014 7:41 pm

    #55 – my reference was to #1 Philips, Nequan who let the 8 WR go past him for 7-8 TDs in 2014

  65. A-House December 17, 2014 7:49 pm


    was not McMahon Catholic?

    he married a Mormon girl and refused to go back to BYU of whatever event occurring.

  66. oldtimer808 December 17, 2014 8:03 pm

    #61 Well good try at trying your best to bring your thoughts across but seriously I believe you have your speed times way off the mark. Do you realize an exceptional time in the 40 yard is around 4.2. So how can you say ” Try to catch run down a kid that run a 50 yards in 3.1 or 3.8″. Also your grammar needs some work.

  67. 808 December 17, 2014 8:13 pm

    What? 50 yds in 3.1 seconds?

    Let’s see…I think Usain Bolt ran a 100 meter dash in 9.78 seconds. That’s 10.225 m/s.

    1 m = 3.28 ft
    3 ft = 1 yard.

    10.225 m/s translates to 33.538 ft/s
    33.538 ft/s translates to 11.179 yds/s

    Your example player ran 50 yds in 3.1 seconds. That’s 16.129 yds/sec.

    Where do you find these players? He’s faster than Usain Bolt. UH Warriors could use that type of speed. Send that player to UH.

  68. NotNasti December 17, 2014 9:21 pm

    David J’s time on the computer at HSH is from 7-8 pm.

  69. champ December 17, 2014 9:38 pm

    Nobody in football history ran a 4.0 in the 50 even. Drunk no count!

  70. 808 December 17, 2014 9:57 pm

    Again, that was too funny. His example player ran faster than Usain Bolt.

  71. islandman December 17, 2014 10:34 pm

    He meant 30 yd dash .

  72. hitman December 17, 2014 11:10 pm

    aloha everyone !! get back to UH running backs Stephen Tsai what happend to the bigboy from kona that signed last year?

  73. hitman December 17, 2014 11:25 pm

    running back name from kona is David Fangupo big boy has size 6plus and over 350 pounds !! and he has speed for a big man !! is he still with UH ?

  74. HawaiiMongoose December 18, 2014 1:42 am

    Tulimasealii at NT instead of DE? Where he’ll be fighting the center and a guard to hold the point every down, instead of having opportunities to use his rare combination of strength and quickness to beat a guard or tackle one-on-one and put pressure on the QB? Bad idea IMHO. And maybe a bad sign that DT recruiting isn’t going well.

  75. pollypicador December 18, 2014 2:52 am

    Read #28.

    Again I see cubic zirconia.

    See the part where the writer wrote to the effect that Nevada’s O-line is worst in conference.
    Or his words- “That O line is as bad as it gets in the conference.”



    Nevada’s O-line gave up 16 sacks in 12 games. Or about 1 sack for every 24 passing attempts.


    In the UH-Nevada game Nevada’s offensive line easily won the line of scrimmage battle by opening up huge holes that saw the running game net nearly 300 yards on 60 some carries. UH defenders were on roller skates, backpedalling, and overwhelmed.


    LT and LG started as freshmen. RG also returns next season.


    Nevada’s offensive line coach, Ron Hudson, is a seasoned veteran with 26 years coaching experience. In his two seasons at Nevada he’s tutored two-time Rimington Award Watch Lister Matt Galas at center and produced a LT (Bitonio)
    that was drafted in the second round last year (?).


    If one weighs all the facts ( contrary to what that poster said) they can see that Nevada’s offensive line is certainly not one of the worst in conference. Instead the direction is quite the opposite-better, showing improvement, bright future. Worst? That’s silly talk.

  76. jeezy33 December 18, 2014 7:26 am

    75. Again, you put up meaningless stats. How many yards did Fajardo rush for??? When you give me the answer to that, that tells you why Nevada didn’t give up many sacks. 532 rush attempts vs 376 pass attempts. Another reason he probably wasn’t sacked a lot. Hawaii was a different story. Hawaii ran all first half, got behind teams, and forced to pass in 2nd half allowing defenses to know what was coming and send the house vs us.

    LOL Bitonio and Galas are gone… FACT

    Instead of looking at your stat sheet, just wait till next year… Polian is slowly running that program down.

  77. jeezy33 December 18, 2014 7:35 am

    Stat I care about….

    Lose your leading rusher and passer in Fajardo who makes up for a not so good O line. And Nevada has a D that gave up 28 points a game. Team is very soft since Ault left too.. Rolo will be tested whether he can bring in the right QB.

  78. Stephen Tsai December 18, 2014 7:47 am

    Who wants to be AD? Here’s today’s post:

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