Max opportunity

Max Broman is one of those hard-working, never-complain guys that every football team needs but might not be able to put on scholarship.

BromanBroman, who was raised in Utah, gave it the old college try when he served as a scout running back while redshirting as a freshman in 2013.

Even though Utah residents are eligible to participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, in which a non-resident pays 150 percent the price of a resident’s tuition, that still comes out to $15,600 annually for tuition and fees. And that does not include housing, food and other living/school expenses.

And so Broman became another walk-on who could not afford to live his football dream. He quit the UH football team last year.

But while Broman left the team, he did not leave Hawaii. Instead, he apparently worked to help cover school expenses. Broman is back with the Warriors, this time as a linebacker.

A walk-on needs to be in the program at least two years before being awarded a scholarship without it counting against the 25 initials a team is allowed each year. Broman will need another year for consideration for an initial-exempt scholarship.

Meanwhile, he continues to work hard.

He also is helping, in small part, in supporting the athletic program. Walk-ons, like all non-scholarship UH-Manoa students, are required to pay $50 a semester in athletic fees.


  1. gigi-hawaii February 16, 2015 9:12 am

    Well, I am confused as to why Max Bronan left the team in the first place and then rejoined later. What is his major and what does he plan to do with it?

    I guess I shouldn’t talk. I have been here, there, and everywhere with my degree. Lol.

    Whatever, I wish Max the best of luck.

  2. gigi-hawaii February 16, 2015 9:14 am

    I meant that I hope he wins that scholarship.

  3. kawika49 February 16, 2015 9:14 am

    Now that’s commitment!

  4. A-House February 16, 2015 9:18 am

    gigi: it’s called “achi kochi” or here and there and every where!

    yet, I must admire Bronan’s heart; his desire to work hard, study hard, and earn a scholarship next season or whenever he becomes eligible!

    why do scholarship players not pay the $50 athletic fee? here, I thought every, and I mean every student, had to pay the fee.

  5. pollypicador February 16, 2015 9:26 am


    Look for the player(s) after practice running the grass hills at full speed.

    This I saw. MB, JM and some other player.

    The players would start at the bottom of the hill, football in hand, and mimic receiving a handoff from the QB and then sprint low to the ground up the hill.

    These are the type of players you want to pull for. Handworkers, dedicated to giving it all they have, that are an inspiration to their team mates that do have scholarships.

    Trivia Question:

    Name a former transfer QB, joining the Warriors with 1 year to play?
    (similar circumstance as the incoming USC QB-player wanted more playing time at his prior school).

    Came over from Stanford. Sat out a year. Was awarded a scholarship and then had it revoked.

    Too easy? I know (especially for al).

    Are there any other QB that fall in the same category as these two?

    Note-I just looked up his stats. I didn’t realize it was that bad. Saw this player in games…thought he had a good arm (was he a lefty?).

    Question-Where does one draw the line in regards to the school revoking a student-athletes scholarship? I say get the ones for assault, domestic violence, DUI’s…all pertinent criminal offenses. No grey areas. This player learned his lesson the hard way.

  6. A-House February 16, 2015 9:29 am

    I put in a post only to see the “statements are closed”.

    so, I will try to re-post my previous comment(s)

    2nd consecutive gorgeous day in the valley – no wind, scattered clouds, bright sunshine ( when not blocked by the scattered clouds )!

    more free hot water and electricity ( well, not really free as we paid for the PV system/installation )

    woo hoo, as wafan says! hiya wafan and Izzy and djmitchco in the Pacific Northwest!

    hiya, Rich 2176 and Ronnie and Hawnstyl and Rainbow Cliff in SoCal!

    hiya alanbama down South ( way down South where banana trees grow, an ant stepped on an Elephant’s toe, and the Elephant cried with tears in his eyes, why don’t you pick on a fella your size )

    and, our remembrance to Florida Ted and Long Time UH Fan and Ragasu Bagasu on this beautiful day in Hawaii nei!!!
    Vegas odds – Nebraska rated 2-1 to win the national championship

  7. A-House February 16, 2015 9:33 am

    polly – #5

    I got JM as Jason Muroaka – but, who is MB?

    with your remark, I will presume they are not scholarship players.

  8. NotNasti February 16, 2015 9:34 am

    Tim Carey? He had a pretty good game against Notre Dame.

  9. NotNasti February 16, 2015 9:36 am

    A-House. MB? See ST’s article above. Max . . .

  10. gigi-hawaii February 16, 2015 9:37 am

    Hubby just read the Warrior Beat and said, “This is the first time gigi-hawaii is first to comment.”

    hmmmm. Is that really true?

  11. A-House February 16, 2015 9:50 am

    NotNasti; #9

    did not consider Max because ST’s into said he moved to LB

    yet, I must commend those 3 players who have the “heart” and unfortunate that some scholarship players may be of the opinion that I don’t have to train extra hard cause I got a scholarship – that attitude may be very detrimental in football and in the future – seen that too many times at work where a fellow employee “slacks” because he/she has a job!

  12. A-House February 16, 2015 9:51 am

    into = intro

  13. hatakeman February 16, 2015 9:52 am

    I think Max Broman had to work, maybe full-time, to earn enough to put away enough money for this year’s school expenses, let alone paying for last year’s school and living expenses. I have a friend who is doing the same, dropped out of school this semester, now working full-time to save enough to cover school tuition and expenses for the next couple of years.

  14. gigi-hawaii February 16, 2015 9:56 am

    My youngest sister attended UH on an athletic scholarship (Women’s Track).
    She continued to devote a lot of time to running.
    I think most athletes do continue to work hard.

  15. bowwar February 16, 2015 10:00 am

    That fortitude will carry Max far in life…You can’t beat a person who strives for a goal and is willing to work for it. I hope he’s successful in playing for UH and getting a scholarship. Hopefully, he can get on special teams first…

  16. Stephen Tsai February 16, 2015 10:25 am

    I think Jason Muraoka probably deserved a scholarship a long time ago. He was Scott Harding’s PP last year. He does the right things. He’s a good teammate. Plus, he reminds me of Randall Okimoto.

  17. 3-Prong February 16, 2015 10:38 am

    Hana Hou against the Ducks. Ducks liked the wet weather we had. Forecast today….SUN!

  18. JustAsking February 16, 2015 10:54 am

    A-House: which championship is Nebraska favored to win?

  19. Derek February 16, 2015 10:59 am

    I always thought Broman reminded me like Brock Forsey, the former Boise State running back. Glad he’s still with the program and he wants to be here. You root for guys like that. I hope he gets a chance to play this coming year.

  20. steveM February 16, 2015 11:19 am

    Good morning everyone!

    RE: #10
    gigi — I have not made a listing of “firsts” since spring 2007 when DPK had an impressive streak considering ST posted a new blog entry anytime between 5 – 11 am daily. I do not recall if you were ever first in previous years, but you do hold the unofficial record for most posts in a day. I forgot the exact number but I recall noting it was around 20% of all comments that day. Those were the days when we had 200-300 comments per day and it was a fun time.

  21. graham February 16, 2015 11:22 am

    Is Wynn still on the staff?

  22. amela February 16, 2015 11:39 am

    Just a thought, one of the Komoeatu brothers for DL?

  23. mytske February 16, 2015 11:43 am

    Too many guys from Utah getting opportunities whether it be walk ons or grad asst. that should be going to local guys.

  24. Ralph February 16, 2015 12:16 pm

    Do we have any holes in our schedule and are we willing to travel for a nice pay off.
    K-State also has open nonconference dates remaining in 2016, 2018 and 2019. The Wildcats are hoping to add another guarantee game at home in 2016, and will likely try to do the same in 2018 and 2019 with games against Mississippi State already lined up for those seasons.

    Read more here:

    K State is paying Buffalo $900K to come to Manhattan in 2020.

  25. kapakahi February 16, 2015 12:50 pm


    While they’ve run youth camps……’cuz neither Kemoeatu brother has any coaching experience at even the HS level.

  26. kapakahi February 16, 2015 1:03 pm

    #22 & #23,

    While I understand the circumstances (Ma’ake giving his younger bro Chris a healthy kidney) surrounding the timing of naming the Kemoeatu brothers as honorary UH game captains, it still felt odd to me……as a longtime diehard UH football fan……to honor former Utah Ute players…..even if they are local…..and regardless of whether they made it to the NFL…..instead of a former UH Rainbow and/or Warrior greats.

    Just guessing but I’m pretty sure that it must of felt……more than just odd……to former UH Rainbow and Warrior players…..especially those who are currently on the Na Koa Football Club Board of Directors (Darrick Branch, Shawn Ching, Leo Goeas, Mike Iosua, Mitch Kaaiali’i).


  27. A-house February 16, 2015 1:19 pm

    #18: football

  28. A-house February 16, 2015 1:22 pm

    perhaps the Utah “connection” will end with the 2015 pre-season

    it certainly did not help UH the past 3 years.

    wonder why the obsession????

  29. Andrew February 16, 2015 1:33 pm


    Well if you think about it, Chow spent much of his coaching years in Utah and coaches tend to hire people they have worked with in the past or have some kind of connection with.

  30. st. anthony trojan February 16, 2015 1:50 pm

    I guess is up to coach 2 pick whomever he wants as honorary capts….n guess no one has a veto power over him….unless sum one that has a lot of negative baggage…

    me suggested sum time back…our sumotori in Japan (ALL OF THEM)….be nice if he did that b-4 he leaves at the last game he will coach at UH…should fill sum seats….which we sorely need to be filled…

  31. seewhy February 16, 2015 2:33 pm

    Great write up, ST! Wish Max the best of luck.

  32. el burro sabio February 16, 2015 2:42 pm

    Ralph that is interesting because I’ve noticed for awhile that next year (2016) there are only three non-conference games scheduled, Michigan, Kansas, and UMass at home. If can schedule K-State for 09/17/16 the team can stay over for the Kansas game the next week.

  33. Andrew February 16, 2015 3:13 pm


    Isn’t Kansas already trying to get out of the game against UH?

  34. seewhy February 16, 2015 3:50 pm

    It would be great if UH can set up that series with K-State and get some $$$.

  35. seewhy February 16, 2015 3:52 pm

    On a side note, UH blowing their game against Ducks…

  36. oneseason February 16, 2015 3:54 pm

    Top of the 9th … UH down 3 – 2. Bad call by umpire contributed to the 3 runs by Oregon in the 9th.

  37. cappie the dog February 16, 2015 3:58 pm

    OC-16, hello…

  38. seewhy February 16, 2015 3:58 pm

    Richartz on third. Hopefully they can tie up.

  39. seewhy February 16, 2015 3:59 pm

    Ka’aua walked… got um on corners.

  40. seewhy February 16, 2015 4:04 pm

    Weeks fouled out… Bows with 2 outs.

  41. seewhy February 16, 2015 4:08 pm

    LoCoco popped up… game. Ugh…

  42. BigFan February 16, 2015 4:40 pm

    Wow, we’ve seen our share of really bad calls (basketball/baseball) this weekend.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid February 16, 2015 4:42 pm

    Thank you Max Broman. Such a fitting name for such a dedicated Warrior! Good luck to you – hope to see you in the game soon.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  44. turfwar February 16, 2015 4:46 pm

    Totally agree Kapakahi. Found it hard to show appreciation when they were introduced. had to wonder why. Whats next Micah Matsuzaki Honorary Captain at the next BYU game?

  45. JustAsking February 16, 2015 4:55 pm

    A-House: Thanks. I am surprised.

  46. Warbow February 16, 2015 6:06 pm

    Once again the better coached team pulls out a close game.

  47. HawaiiMongoose February 16, 2015 6:17 pm

    UH doesn’t need another away football game in 2016 (unless Kansas cancels). With UMass the only OOC opponent lined up to play at Aloha Stadium, the need is to schedule another home game in 2016, and ideally two. Paying an FCS team to come here could fill one slot, but for the other it’s important to sign a home-and-home agreement with an FBS team. The return game could be in 2019 when UH already has three home OOC games on the schedule.

    I think a good FBS prospect would be Cincinatti, which already has two home OOC games and only one away OOC game scheduled for 2016, but no home games scheduled for 2019. The Bearcats could play at Aloha Stadium on September 17, 2016, when both UH and Cincinnati have open dates. The return game could be played at Nippert Stadium on September 28, 2019 when, again, both teams have open dates.

  48. oneseason February 16, 2015 6:23 pm

    Based on Don Robbs description of the photo of the Oregon runner being tagged out, and his statement that Hawaii was robbed of a win by the official, I hope the official gets a reprimand. Great job by the photographer! Classy comments though from Don about how good Oregon is.

  49. 808WarriorFan February 16, 2015 6:36 pm

    #21 Graham…I understand he’s cleaned out his office and is headed back to his home town…San Diego I think…

  50. oneseason February 16, 2015 6:39 pm

    #44 & #26 turfwar & kapakahi … I had forgotten about that. If they are contributing to UH in a significant way now, then I could see it being a good thing … don’t know if that is the case. In looking it up, the least UH Athletics should have done was use a photo with them wearing UH logos. …

  51. graham February 16, 2015 6:39 pm

    #49- thank you, I’m sad to hear that. He was so young and had so much responsibility, I’m sure he will be a good one. He went from a grad assistant to running the offense in 3 years.

  52. A-house February 16, 2015 6:47 pm

    # 51:

    that happened only because Chow was the HC – don’t think it would happen anywhere else!

  53. beans February 16, 2015 7:31 pm

    IMO his playing calling at times was dismal. I think he needed to go. I am now looking forward to a better game situational play calling this coming season. I wish him well. I believed that he tried his best.

  54. Boolakanaka February 17, 2015 7:25 am

    Good Morning All–

    Now before some of you go all Gil Brandt/Mel Kiper on me, does this look like the number one overall choice in the draft–see:

    That said, it’s not a Mr. Olympus contest, but damn homie, someone hit the banquet circuit pretty hard.

  55. What??? February 17, 2015 8:56 am

    Tim Chang only had GA experience before becoming Jackson State offensive coordinator.

  56. Maddog50 February 17, 2015 8:57 am

    If that picture of Winston is caused by a strap of sorts that must be my problem too!!!

  57. Boolakanaka February 17, 2015 9:09 am

    Jameis looks like DPK, Sam Moku and I, after hitting side street cafe–not a good look.

  58. hatakeman February 17, 2015 9:22 am

    Jordan Wynn went straight from college to Hawaii GA (1 yr), then to calling the offensive plays. Timmy Chang had a professional career before joining SMU as a GA in 2012. Playing career:
    2000–2004 Hawaii
    2005 Arizona Cardinals
    2005 Detroit Lions
    2006 Philadelphia Eagles
    2006 Rhein Fire
    2007–2008 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    2008 Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    I don’t think the comparison is the same. While he may not have played much as a professional, Timmy saw a lot of different offensive schemes and coaching styles traveling from team to team over four years. His experience depth is much more robust.

  59. Shoko February 17, 2015 9:33 am

    Brian Johnson who is now the quarterbacks coach at Miss State also took a similar path to coaching.

    Jamies Winston might be another JaMarcus Russel. Poor work ethic and lazy.

  60. Stephen Tsai February 17, 2015 9:35 am

    New post:

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