Making the cut

With the opening of training camp exactly two weeks away, it was time to say aloha to wideout Marcus Kemp’s blond-streaked hair. He agreed to the cut to comply with team rules.

Before ...
Before …
... Today
… Today



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Despite being listed at No. 2 on the depth chart, quarterback Ikaika Woolsey is having a pretty good summer.

He has dropped five pounds, shows no ill effects from the back injury he endured last season, and his passes appear to have more oomph. During this morning’s 318-yard sprints, he finished first among big-skill players (QBs, running backs, fullbacks, tight ends, linebackers, kickers, punters, long-snappers) both times.
After that, Woolsey and running back Jason Muraoka had a pass-and-catch session for another hour.

Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey, running back Diocemy Saint Juste and linebacker Russell Williams
Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey, running back Diocemy Saint Juste and linebacker Russell Williams




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Let’s raise a toast to the proud new father — nose tackle Kory Rasmussen.

His son, Kruze, made his world debut last week.

Kory Rasmussen
Kory Rasmussen


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2015 11:09 am


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2015 11:09 am

    Hee hee heeee…

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2015 11:12 am

    Diocemy St. Juste is another reason to feel excited about the Warriors this season. Get him some open space and watch him fly. Lakalaka and he are going to be tough. We have some nice depth at RB.


  4. laulauhead July 20, 2015 11:16 am

    43 days!!!!

  5. Maddog50 July 20, 2015 11:21 am

    Great pics–excitement in the air! All the naysayers can not dampen my optimism! Looking to make OSU Wisconsin New Mexico and UNLV!!!! Go Warriors!

  6. SteveM July 20, 2015 11:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to the Kory Rasmussen family!

    laulauhead — long time!

  7. H-Man July 20, 2015 11:47 am

    Why 318-yd sprint? I think I’ve found an answer. ” Human physiology dictates that a runner’s near-top speed cannot be maintained for more than 30–35 seconds due to the depletion of Phosphocreatine stores in muscles, and perhaps secondarily to excessive Metabolic acidosis as a result of Anaerobic glycolysis.” The world record for the 400-meter dash is held by Michael Johnson with a time of 43.18 seconds. So they needed a distance that would test the runners/players for up to 35 seconds. Hence, 318 yards.

  8. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2015 11:52 am

    … Or that’s the distance of running the width of a football field six times.

  9. Rodney July 20, 2015 12:09 pm

    Do we have another OL comit?

  10. tom-warriornation July 20, 2015 12:30 pm


    Ticket price is $55 (UH office is $60).

  11. jimmy the lock July 20, 2015 1:53 pm

    football field width = 160′
    6 x 160 = 960
    960/3 = 320
    320 yards

    H-Man, that was some serious research.

  12. Bulla July 20, 2015 2:18 pm

    Great seeing you and the bride yesterday at Ward Centre; always a joy to run into the both of you.

  13. kapakahi July 20, 2015 2:37 pm

    Timoteo apparently wavering on this early verbal commitment to UH……

  14. st. anthony trojan July 20, 2015 2:45 pm

    Just asking… seen above post of the ward center…. n wonder how the H-zone is doing there… seems like me remember a ex AD said ….or projected I guess is the word…that it would bring in 500k to 1 million a year… ne one know ?

  15. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2015 2:58 pm

    Close, but I don’t count ’em anymore until they get cleared

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2015 3:19 pm

    Rev Bu – Nice to see you and the lovely wife too. Y’all looking good!

  17. Abunai July 20, 2015 4:56 pm

    ST? How about C Hayes the CB from Cali? Is he coming?

  18. kapakahi July 20, 2015 5:32 pm

    If this new JC OL transfer ends up getting cleared and coming to UH, guessing that he might be a late replacement OL recruit……for Agasiva who apparently didn’t qualify and instead is enrolling at Pima CC……and/or possibly Lavaka too who’s apparently now garnering interest from Oregon State among others.

    While glad that UH apparently adding to the OL depth, not liking that UH now having to resort to bringing in JC OL recruits…..rather than concentrate on developing HS OL prospects……since OL transfers from the JC ranks……unlike other positions……seem to always need at least 1 year to adjust to FBS level play before being ready to see any regular live game action.

    I can only recall Mike Milovale as the only recent JC OL transfer who had an impact in his first year after transferring to UH……whereas others (Ray Hisatake, Kainoa LaCount, Brett Leonard, Bronson Tiwanak, London Sapolu, David Griffin, RJ Hollis) have needed at least that 1-year adjustment from the JC ranks to be ready to contribute at the FBS level.

  19. H-Man July 20, 2015 6:21 pm

    Yup, looking at the picture, I see the players (Woolsey, Saint Juste, Williams) are running the width of the field, so its six times the width = 320 yds. That’s a lot of running. And they did it twice! One thing for sure, Hawaii will be in shape and ready to play come September. Go Warriors!!!

  20. Ipu Man July 20, 2015 6:54 pm

    Marcus Kemp could always go blonde in other areas of his body…

  21. 808warriorfan July 20, 2015 9:07 pm

    Diocemy looks like he’s added some muscle …..

  22. turfwar July 20, 2015 9:13 pm

    But this guy is a 4 to play 3. I’ll take him. If he redshirts and starts for two or three years is he a bad replacement recruit? No sure thing that any frosh will make it thru 4 or 5 years. Most don’t.

  23. kruzen July 20, 2015 10:30 pm

    Congrats to Rasmussen family. Cool name for their son.

  24. Maddog50 July 21, 2015 3:10 am

    Nice to read about pending deal with Underarmor today. I think they have great products as do my friends. UA is performance gear while other known brands are more into fitness. I love there suff! I just ordered and received about 2k worth of product from the H-Zone for my upcoming golf outing that benefits Na Koa. I steer clear of the bookstore for merchandise because they only pay royalties to the AD for H branded items! I got great stuff and Felix Calvo did a great job. You get what you pay for but among my friends, my sons, and their friends who attend the annual golf outing they all can not wait to get to the prize table for UA golf shirts etc. Go Warriors!!!!

  25. Stephen Tsai July 21, 2015 5:58 am

    New post:

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