Mid-week form

Temperatures — and temperaments — were heated during this morning’s practice on the grass field.

After two passes were dropped during passing drills, the offense — and scouts — were required to do push-ups.

Mid-week practices usually are the most intense, with effort and precision demanded, and the Warriors worked on tightening their focus and pace in preparation for Saturday’s game against Ohio State.

The Warriors cut down on the length of practice — 70 minutes — but increased the work on team drills, particularly special-team plays. The Warriors were trying to maximize their work with the scout players, most of whom will not be part of the 68-player travel party.

The Warriors practice tomorrow morning, and depart tomorrow afternoon. Because they practiced on Sunday, they will use Thursday as their mandatory off day.


  1. H-Man September 8, 2015 12:09 pm

    Good luck to the traveling Warriors. Have a good game!

  2. UpIrons September 8, 2015 12:12 pm

    My wife and I are considering welcoming the team at the airport to show that even Columbus has some fans! Anyone have any idea what time they are supposed to arrive in CMH?

  3. Old School Dave September 8, 2015 12:23 pm

    Good Luck to the Warriors!! Play hard, enjoy the trip to the Midwest, no serious injuries. Just hope there are no UH players taking pics when they run onto the field at OSU’s stadium, please! Probably going to have some confused looks on the faces of OSU fans at the Horseshoe when the team does the Haka.

    Remember some good players from Ohio for UH. Guys like Jeff Sydner and Brian Gordon come to mind.

  4. Tempmanoa September 8, 2015 12:23 pm

    Anyone know about TV of the game showing in Hawaii. Is the Big Ten Network going to be picked up by Oceanic or anyone else? Will it be on PPV? Will there be any streaming of the game?

  5. Old School Dave September 8, 2015 12:24 pm

    Forgot, that Coach Wagner was also an Ohio guy.

  6. cappie the dog September 8, 2015 12:31 pm


    I’m surprised that Time-Warner doesn’t pick up the Big 10 Network. I guess this is the only advantage to having the totally suck-y Hawaiian Tel cable system. When I signed up for HT, the salesman didn’t tell me that they would be dropping FSW and Prime Ticket. Also, that Oceanic would be adding Fox Sports affiliates for San Diego and Los Angeles.

    Oh, and that I wouldn’t be able to watch any high school sports.

  7. hitman September 8, 2015 12:52 pm

    aloha everyone !! good luck Warriors. and remember coach chow the middle going be open on fast teams !! and onside kick from da start !! get not thing to lose !!

  8. UHfan808 September 8, 2015 1:08 pm

    Woohoo! Work those plays, tough Warriors!! 😀

    Thank you for today’s prep report before travel day, ST!! 😀

  9. ponojr September 8, 2015 1:18 pm

    Oceanic carries the Big 10 network.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid September 8, 2015 1:18 pm

    Temperatures soaring, tempers flaring – sounds like the Warriors are ready to kick butt! Safe travels and best wished to the ultimate Road Warriors!

  11. Warrior4Life September 8, 2015 1:28 pm


    I’m surprised that Time-Warner doesn’t pick up the Big 10 Network. I guess this is the only advantage to having the totally suck-y Hawaiian Tel cable system. When I signed up for HT, the salesman didn’t tell me that they would be dropping FSW and Prime Ticket. Also, that Oceanic would be adding Fox Sports affiliates for San Diego and Los Angeles.

    Oh, and that I wouldn’t be able to watch any high school sports.

    Oceanic does carry the Big10 Network on HD channel 1248

  12. Maddog50 September 8, 2015 1:35 pm

    Steven any surprises regarding players available this week vs last week? I think we will see a lot of personnel and maybe a interesting twist or two more out of throwing a wrinkle and also preserving health. This game more than any other is so important to come out healthy

  13. Ipu Man September 8, 2015 1:56 pm

    Oh how I wish Chad Owens was playing for UH again.
    So many yellow bellies.
    No fear, Rainbow Warriors.
    Strap it up!

  14. BigFan September 8, 2015 2:47 pm

    #6, Why don’t you switch? I don’t believe you have a contract term unless you signed up for one.

  15. Ala Wai September 8, 2015 3:31 pm

    This could happen again. Go Warriors.

  16. Warbow September 8, 2015 3:37 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else here but I didn’t see the new up-tempo offense that we were all promised. All I saw was the same ole Chow offense with different players running it. Chow seems to have control of the offense still. I saw the same old plays from last year. Throw long down the sidelines and those quick slants from the ends. Not one pass play across the center of the field. Same running plays. Nothing has changed, Chow seems to be satisfied with a TD lead and begins to milk the clock way to early in the game. We even got a delay of game on the offense that hurt us bad. If anyone thinks Don Bailey is actually running the Hawaii offense then Chow has got you fooled. That suborn old man won’t ever give up the offense to anyone.

  17. z September 8, 2015 3:58 pm

    I too was wondering about the up-tempo. It actually seemed to slow down to a crawl. Don’t know if scoring first had anything to do with it but it does seem to be SOS when we have a lead. The running at the start of the 3rd quarter looked like where have I seen that before. But I will give our OC some time before making any judgement. And watching EW score 42 on Oregon really opened my eyes. It can be done.

  18. kimo browner September 8, 2015 4:12 pm

    Buckeyes have so much talent its becoming a challenge to play. You could go after their deep reserves and still have 3-star athletes that will not expect to play for 2-3 years.
    Warriors end up with 5 full practices. Buckeyes two. It wont make a difference. Sorry, the team I saw on Monday made a lot of mistakes. Penalties, fumbles and interceptions. They were behind by three at the half. It did not matter. Once they find their groove they just run over you. They spin away from tackles while in full gallop than dance into the end zone. They can score a point a minute with ease.
    Next year we play Tennessee Martin and Massachusetts. Small consolation. Its still extreme, but in the other direction. It is not our athletes that fail to execute but rather the incompetents that reside on upper campus who are lost beyond a clue.

  19. kawika49 September 8, 2015 4:13 pm

    The line is now at 40.

  20. Inyoface September 8, 2015 5:01 pm

    Ohio st got a bs interference call, the call pretty much sealed the deal. Meyers made Tim Tebow a star, Tebow didn’t make it in the NFL because that offense sucks. Go Bows!

  21. islandman September 8, 2015 5:02 pm

    Assoc. AD McNamara being replaced, apparently.

  22. moocher September 8, 2015 6:29 pm

    Big ten network….
    Download “cloud tv” for your computer or phone. Another good app to download is tvapp.so

  23. islandman September 8, 2015 6:49 pm

    Road uniforms to be a surprise, per Norm on Call the Coach.

    17. z … The coach today talked something about slowing down the offense to avoid the quick three and outs, that make the defense come back on the field too fast and makes them tired.

  24. SteveM September 8, 2015 7:12 pm

    Re: #23
    islandman — makes sense to me. When you are facing a point-a-minute team, slowing the game down and eating clock might keep the score lower… and closer if you should be behind. Might. 😐

  25. oneseason September 8, 2015 8:01 pm

    The description of Coach Chow’s rationale sounds pretty familiar after 4 years. He has the OC experience. He has a complete complement of coaches. He is starting his 4th year as head coach, and he is undefeated so far this season. If he gets UH to a bowl game, then I will be happy with just about any rationale he chooses to express. Failing that, I would be happy with at least one victory over a MWC opponent with a winning conference record.

  26. 808warriorfan September 8, 2015 8:03 pm

    After watching the VA Tech game, I just pray we come out w/ no major injuries

  27. 808warriorfan September 8, 2015 8:04 pm

    #19 “Kawika49” … what is the line for the 2nd quarter ?????

  28. el burro sabio September 8, 2015 9:05 pm

    If you play to avoid major injuries, you will have major injuries.

  29. UHfan808 September 8, 2015 9:57 pm

    15 Ala Wai:


    Want to see the current team make that happen!!!

  30. UHfan808 September 8, 2015 9:58 pm

    I’m expecting our players staff and coaches to play a smart game

  31. st. anthony trojan September 8, 2015 10:49 pm

    He could have had a perfect record… but he won 9 games n messed it up…he he he

    Good chuckle 808…we need sum laughs after the coaches show… n the “gurus” plan…to slow the game down…

    Hmmm why not get sum big gorillas n have a super defense n make them go 3 n out..so our defense can just take it easy….n have our offensive side of the ball..just rack up points…so their defense gets tired ??

    Some of this stuff can get sum vessels popped…have to be careful what you read here…

    An slow offense that punts 10 times a game…is going to get defensive players tired…”I don’t care what ne one says”…GURU QUOTE…

  32. BigFan September 9, 2015 12:35 am

    What is spooky is that OSU played that game without Joey Bosa who is probably the best defensive lineman in college football. They also had other guys suspended but will be back for the UH game. I’m guessing more pressure on Wittek.

  33. z September 9, 2015 12:45 am

    17. Sorry that just make no sense to me. It sounds more like he is saying that his offense sucks. No confidence. Can’t make the first down. A slow 3 and out is just as bad. Just find a way to convert on 3rd down.

  34. 3-Prong September 9, 2015 1:32 am

    Leaving NY today and entering Buckeye Territory. Tour group getting pumped on the Road to Columbus! Let’s Go Bows!

    A-House: Heard we are picking up 27 of you on the weekender. What day you joining us?

    Brewery AND a winery today. Cheeeee!!

  35. H-Man September 9, 2015 2:55 am

    After what I saw last Thursday, I have to agree with you Warbow 100%. Hoping things will change once conference starts.

  36. rundown808 September 9, 2015 5:36 am

    On point Warbow. No pass plays down the middle? They got the arm now but no one tough or fast enough to work the middle. Got to be aggressive. Nobody explosive off the line to get open. Now, here is where technical receivers come in and skill matters. Because it’s all about seperation, separation, seperation. Precise route running and speed come in to catch the ball. We haven’t seen those plays because they can’t complete them. Look at the receivers check their combine test times if any. Could explain alot. If they haven’t mastered the outside then for sure, they ain’t gonna master the inside. Best of luck bows.

  37. Maddog50 September 9, 2015 6:35 am

    Thanks for the info on uni’s figured as much due to no response to prior inquiry. I may eat these words but…….watched Va Tech game a few times condensed version. Secondary played soft and blew several assignments. OL chopped at the line and gave DL a clear path to QB. Do not think the effort out of OSU defense would have been any more dominant with Bosa in the line-up. Minimize mistakes slow the time down and just execute by keeping them off balance if possible. I have no delusions about this game, but it might be more of a game than many think. Learned in my business career “hope is not a plan”. GO WARRRRRiors!!!!

  38. wow September 9, 2015 7:16 am

    lol, another blame everything on Chow post …. Damn Chow it is your fault for
    El nino

  39. Stephen Tsai September 9, 2015 7:28 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=33050

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