Midway point

It’s halftime in the 2012 season, and like most halftimes this season, the Warriors have a lot to overcome.

Slow starts. Self-inflictd mistakes. Third-down breakdowns, on both sides. Stopping an opponent’s running game. Tackling a running quarterback. Did we mention self-inflicted mistakes?

Well, at least nobody is complaining about clock management, extra-point attempts or third-quarter blahs this year.

The thing about growing pains is there is pain.

Still, there have been bright spots, such as:

MVP — The two fumbled kickoff returns were hurtful, but Mike Edwards is having a solid season as a corner, returner and leader. His best play: soaring to break up a fourth-down pass to a seemingly wide-open New Mexico receiver.

Best Newcomer (offense) — Center Ben Clarke is going to be a star.

Best Newcomer (defense) — Benny Fonua is doing what a middle linebacker is supposed to be doing: Going forward. Hmm. What’s that phrase in Hawaiian?

Most inspirational (offense) — Too often it is forgotten that Billy Ray Stutzmann still has screws in his left hand and, if his recovery was at the original six-week window, he shouldn’t be on the field until the Colorado State game.

Most inspirational (defense) — Imagine moving a basketball team’s best perimeter player into the post. That’s what happens every time Beau Yap is used at defensive tackle against much-heftier blockers.

Most improved (offense) — John Lister was always a tough runner. Now he’s a tough runner in meaningful situations.

Most improved (defense) — What the workmanlike play Charles Clay showed on special teams has transcended to defense.

Biggest loss (offense) — Joey Iosefa can do it all — run, block, catch, throw. The only thing that can stop him is that fracture in his right foot.

Biggest loss (defense) — Moses Samia. As the old song goes: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.”

Best sampling — Using BJ Penn’s intro music.

Worst sampling — Using a slogan associated with a specific high school.


  1. el burro sabio October 14, 2012 8:47 am


  2. el burro sabio October 14, 2012 8:48 am


  3. Wes'side Warrior October 14, 2012 8:48 am

    Just gotta keep moving forward!

    Imua, Warriors!

  4. el burro sabio October 14, 2012 8:48 am


  5. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 8:49 am


    Ravens doing good!!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!

  6. Wes'side Warrior October 14, 2012 8:50 am

    Oh wait… that made the Worst Sampling list.


    Let’s go, Warriors!

    Healing prayers to all in need!

  7. Diogenes Sinope October 14, 2012 8:51 am


    Is it being naive if we blame coaching for the loss or is it lack of speed of the defense or lack of experience?

    In short, we can have the perfect map for attack and defense but not have the personnel to handle the same?

  8. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 8:52 am

    Let’s stop comparing your respective proverbial “son’s team” to the Warriors, OK? To whoever’s doing it? OK? It’s about as uncalled for as Bill Maher doing his, “say what you will about the terrorists, but don’t call them cowards.”

    # # #

  9. mo808 October 14, 2012 8:54 am

    new page up, hooray!

    good morning x two folks!

  10. Kekoa October 14, 2012 8:57 am

    A Grease ~ We were served Huli-Huli Chicken during the ball game last nite. I must admit, I felt a bit uncomfortable about the fact that it had Chicken Grease dripping from it as it came off the spit. All that was missing was the Sean Connery voice from the server along with the bottle of Dos Equis.

    Spooky…Happy Halloween!

  11. mo808 October 14, 2012 8:58 am

    mike was awesome even with fumble!

    i like our freshman lb’s they goin get bettah too!

  12. mo808 October 14, 2012 8:59 am


  13. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:02 am


    October 14th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    A Grease ~ We were served Huli-Huli Chicken during the ball game last nite. I must admit, I felt a bit uncomfortable about the fact that it had Chicken Grease dripping from it as it came off the spit. All that was missing was the Sean Connery voice from the server along with the bottle of Dos Equis.

    Spooky…Happy Halloween!

    Heh, well, a Grease supposes anything is possible with a Grease’s screen handle. Though a Grease’s mioniker has about as much to do with “‘grease’ dripping from consumable chicken” as the Nazi Superman has to do with DC Comics’ Superman, hahahaha.

    Ah, kekoa. A Grease wants to eat huli huli chicken now (see? No cannibalism in a Grease’s game) instead of this porterhouse steak and eggs in front of him, hahahaahahahahh!!!

    Seriously. Would love to support and purchase some hulis; have an address there?

  14. SteveM October 14, 2012 9:03 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Midway point. Used to be called the “point of no return”. Hope not.

  15. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:07 am

    Oh, wait . . . you had a potluck of some sort. Ahhhhhh, where can a Grease get Hulihuli chicken today, then, :(.



  16. HawaiiMongoose October 14, 2012 9:08 am

    Hey ST, were there any serious injuries during the game? It looked like Will Gregory might have gotten hurt, and Leroy Lutu appeared to aggravate his sprained shoulder.

  17. AlaWai October 14, 2012 9:09 am

    Warriors are still a work in progress. We saw a preview of things to come from a young but hungry team. Defense can step it up against any kind of scheme. Offense still learning the system, but showing moments of brilliance. I saw coaches teaching on the Mauka sideline throughout the game. Team being held together by duct tape and unity. Players being used in unfamiliar positions and making mistakes born of anxious energy. We may not have a MW win but we’ll have success with a few good recruits and continually learning this new system. One snap clear. One game clear. I like the IMUA on the jersey’s. Imua Warriors, Imua!

  18. mo808 October 14, 2012 9:10 am

    SteveM, mahalo for helping mo with her imoji

  19. Buffoman October 14, 2012 9:10 am

    One can see that things could be different in a positive light. They are still going uphill on the learning curve, may be physical (as Al pointed out), could be the complexity of the schemes (as coaches have pointed out) in trying the change a mindset from one philosophy to another.

    I like the play of the new ones. They seem to get it quicker, even when they make mistakes. Could be that they come in without the other latent schooling that the players from the previous coaching staff may have instilled.

    I cannot see what the coaches see in Grimes, sorry. That man tackles like he does not want to get his uniform dirty. I believe Nequan could be a better fit there. Yes, he makes mistakes but his tackling form and aggressiveness in that area is a lot more to be desired.

    Too many drops, Qback still stares down his primary receiver (Colt also did that when he first got started.) I guess it takes more real time game time experience to get away from that. We run block a lot better than we’ve done in the past, but the pass blocking has been spotty, at best.

    This game actually got interesting to watch. Someone said that the coaches were too scripted. I don’t know, going for it on 4th and throwing. Running on 2nd and long to get yardage seem to be timely when doing it (even when that second attempt at the 4th and yard was a bit botched. I though Qback may have had a shot at getting it on a quick count sneak as there was no one in the middle when he approached the line, but what do I know).

    An improvement. A “C”, would have been worse as that ongoing 1st quarter funk is just troublesome. Coming back showed that good things could come.

    I agree with Al on the statements from the previous posts. He understands the complexity of change: it not only mental, it’s physical. Those other things people like with the 4 wide, etc,, I believe will come when the team has the new basic, fundamentals of this new staff.

  20. mo808 October 14, 2012 9:11 am

  21. mo808 October 14, 2012 9:11 am

    ok, thats cool too

  22. HawaiiMongoose October 14, 2012 9:12 am

    I really liked how Benny Fonua handle himself during the game. Even from up in my nosebleed seats, I could see him going to his teammates between plays, offering encouragement and helping with their positioning just before the snap. He didn’t look like a true freshman out there.

  23. gmahoney October 14, 2012 9:13 am


  24. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:16 am

    what is this “sampling” that is being referred to?

  25. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:17 am

    quick question . . . Seahawks or Patriots??????

  26. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:17 am


    [a Grease assumes a Sean Connery accent. Uh. Do you fine people like these? Let a Grease know (LAGK).]

    Altho’ the Warrrriorsh may be atd a midway point, there ish shtill much grrreat thingsh to witnesh rrregarrding the Warriorsh and Coach Chow and shtaff’s effforrrtsh. The main thing ish to keep the faith and not become one of theeesh on the board with complaints — in actually complaining aboutd theirr own lot in life — on the Warrrrrriorsh building year.

  27. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:18 am

    fricken Jets!

  28. lurker Ron October 14, 2012 9:18 am

    Observations from a lurker. I really miss the names on the uniforms so I can tell who made the play. Robert K. is no help. He makes me wish for the good old days when Papa L. was trying to sound intelligent. Fans need to know who specifically they are cheering for to develop a following for these young Warriors.

  29. gmahoney October 14, 2012 9:20 am

    #25 kev-1, the Warriors uniforms had “IMUA” on their jerseys, where their name would normally be. Some folks wondered if they were all relatives of the same large Hawaiian family-the Imua family. It was a sight to see: Imua back to pass, pass complete to Imua. Tackle by Imua. And the holder is Imua, the kick by Imua…..You get the picture.

  30. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:20 am


    Some people, like myself, have complaints but still have faith. No fan likes it when their team loses, and frustration ensues. I may complain sometimes, but I will never give up on the team, nor have I given up on Chow, yet.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid October 14, 2012 9:22 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Tsai’s post – spot on.

    Times like these are why faith is important. Keep the faith Warriors, keep fighting. There will be a better tomorrow because of sacrifices made today.

    Like your attitude this morning, gmahoney!

    Mongoose –

    Fonua is just one of the reasons why the future holds much promise. There are LOTS of good young players on our current roster.

  32. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:27 am

    gmahoney . . . oh, that. I didn’t mind the “Imua” on the unis. It was rather large though. About twice as large as a name would have been printed on a jersey. I wouldn’t mind continuing something like that. I would include other Hawaiian words too. Ikaika, mana, ho’ohanohano, etc.

  33. madeinhawaii October 14, 2012 9:27 am

    I’m tempering my enthusiasm regarding the so called improvements. Got to remember who we just played against and where we played them. We were the HOME team. Location wise we had the edge. NM was 3-3 coming in. They had beated an FCS team and NMSU and Texas State, and loss to Texas Tech, Boise and Texas. They are a so-so team. At the start of this season I thought this would be one of our “wins”.

  34. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:32 am

    Does anyone else think Chow should change the slow walk out of the tunnel to something that will allow the players to get more pumped up? I always like when a team waits in the tunnel like dogs on a leash with the coach standing in front of them staring. And then lets em loose and they go sprinting out, fired up.

    It just seems like the energy level is so low at the start of the game, with the exception of the haka of course. But the slow walk seems a bit tempering.

  35. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:35 am

    “I’m not always a fan of college football. But, when I am, I’m a fan of the University of Hawaii Warriors.

    Stay thirsty, my fellow Warrior fans.”

    The Most Interesting Warrior Fan in the World.

  36. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:41 am


    October 14th, 2012 at 9:20 am


    Some people, like myself, have complaints but still have faith. No fan likes it when their team loses, and frustration ensues. I may complain sometimes, but I will never give up on the team, nor have I given up on Chow, yet.

    Heh. Tell that to Mr. Connery. 🙂

    Ha ha!!!! TAKE THAT DALLAS!!!!. No point conversion. “Sada no” as Pooty Tang would say.

    Cowboys are like that huge cockroach you find every so often in your house. Step in on ’em twice, thing still moving. Then, you gotta get the shoe, not the slipper, for good measure.

  37. wafan October 14, 2012 9:44 am

    Aloha Senator Spector.

  38. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:45 am

    Onside. Nancies. Now 1st down. C’mon, Ravens. Give a Grease some football happy time this weekend, hahahhaha!

  39. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:47 am


  40. helencalif October 14, 2012 9:51 am

    On the former story on this blog, someone asked if Graves was MIA.

    It is rule that you can’t play football without a uniform. When unis are being issued and a player shows up to get his and is told you are not suiting up, what do you do? You go sit in the stands.

  41. Postmanke October 14, 2012 9:52 am

    Kevin -1 absolutely. Why anyone would want to slow walk onto a battle field baffles me? Slow walk to the 1st tee? Yes. Marching band? Yes! As much energy and emotion football demands, try not to walk into the field, you’re gonna get runned over if you’re not prepared.

  42. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:56 am


    October 14th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Aloha Senator Spector.

    Whoa. Arlen Spector. Was on the Warren Commission, no? Never mind waiting ’til 2050, or whenever, to get the straight on the JFK assassination. This guy needed to understand, at the turn of the century at least, that the world easily became one that “could handle” the proverbial truth.

    Ah, well, maybe he left tell-all notes. Then again, who’s left from that commission. Got waterboarding?

    R.I.P., Spector.

  43. duffer October 14, 2012 9:57 am

    duffer say, in times like these (1-4 record) the WARRIORS need fan SUPPORT…………….period!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!

    Why am I still writing in the third person?????????????

  44. d1shima October 14, 2012 9:58 am

    Great Morning All!

    Midway Point.

    Time to shake things up…

    Changing my self-imposed 48-hour-no-comment-after-a-loss rule.

    Hoping that the bye week results in other changes by the braintrust.

  45. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:58 am


    That is disappointing. I’m sure he knows, but please relay to David that he has supporters among Hawaiin fans, and for him to keep his head up. As much as I would love for him to play as a Warrior, there is obviously something that is not meshing well with this coaching staff. Should he choose to go elsewhere, I, like many others will still be a fan and root for his success.

    How disappointing.

  46. obachan October 14, 2012 10:00 am

    Personally, hate that Imua look. If you gotta put Imua on the backs of jerseys to motivate/inspire, you got much bigger problems than a word on the back can solve. If you gonna put something, put their name.

  47. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:01 am



    A fleet of carriers and outgunned cruisers and destroyers faced down an Imperial Navy with far more heft and firepower and ended up turning the tide of a war…

  48. AlaWai October 14, 2012 10:02 am

    I’d like to get a shirt that said something about the IMUA/

    “IMUA OHANA” 1team 1goal!

  49. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 10:03 am

    wonder why graves couldn’t suit up?

  50. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 10:03 am

    sorry, clay is good on ST but terrible on D.

  51. obachan October 14, 2012 10:04 am

    Someone referred to TOP – who knew Tower of Power played football 🙂

  52. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:05 am

    Slow start.

    I’ve been thinking (and sometimes voicing) that the time for the Haka/Ha’a may have come and gone. There seems to be a considerable amount of time and effort being put into staging and theatrics in the pre-game that may be getting distracting to mental preparation.

    Fire ’em up in the locker room and let ’em loose….

  53. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 10:08 am

    Didn’t someone on this board suggest the same thing Air Force Aca’ does? With their SERVICE and HONOR. Whoops, Grease kids w/ya, whoever made that suggestion.

    Watch the pop warn’ to high school teams emulate that.

    A Grease likes the IMUA. A Grease hate the Warrior white pants (bad luck; ‘specially w/head coach of Chinese ancestry) with that weird wavy, vertical, groovy pattern on the back of the pants.

  54. protector October 14, 2012 10:09 am


    Do you know the reason why David Graves wasn’t allowed to suit up? I remember a few weeks ago that someone posted that Graves might not be allowed to return next year. Is there any credibility to this terrible scenario?

  55. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 10:13 am

    Rejected Warrior back of jerseys suggestions:







    $200,000 FOUND


    GRAVES 😉

  56. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:13 am


    I love CFB in general for the entertainment value…Hawaii football in particular because of the emotional involvement.

    Last night’s game held more entertainment value than previous outings.

    I wanna feel like we always “get chance” and get rewarded more often than not and can, at the very least, leave feeling like next time going be better.

    Das about how it went last night.

  57. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 10:17 am

    I really feel for Graves and his family. I have a feeling he’s going to transfer somewhere with a read option offense and kill our defense next year…

    I still don’t understand why we aren’t using Graves as a scout QB for all of these read option teams…

  58. cee808 October 14, 2012 10:17 am

    This week SDSU beat Colorado State 38-14, versus 52-14 against Hawaii last week. We play away at Colorado State in two weeks. Hope the commutative property of mathematics does no apply here. In addition to being an away game, Fort Collins is about 1 mile above sea level. This should be a good game to judge improvement in the Warrior coaching and execution.

  59. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:17 am

    I enjoyed the sing along to some of IZ’ favorite hits. I also enjoy those mini doughnuts. The tuba dancers were funny. The field was nice and green. Now, if we get the football thing up to par with the mini doughnuts and the tuba dancers it would be poifect.

  60. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:20 am

    If you willing to wait for dem mini donuts, you can handle waiting for the team….


  61. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 10:21 am

    Chicken Grease,

    Did you see that SNL skit I posted on yesterday’s blog?

  62. Postmanke October 14, 2012 10:22 am

    Walking out of tunnel..

    I like Robert Kiyosaki. I like the football concept Fast Dad, Slow Dad. “Fast Dad” hurry ups, trades 3 good plays ( homes) for a first down, (hotels) Repeats until a touchdown is a scored. “Slow Dad” takes his time, runs 3 good plays and punts for field position. Repeats this process until the time runs out and the game is pau. ..or the season.

    Turn em loose and have fun doing it!

  63. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:23 am


    This is true. Lol.

  64. Hank October 14, 2012 10:24 am

    Love today’s blog post!

  65. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 10:25 am


    October 14th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Chicken Grease,

    Did you see that SNL skit I posted on yesterday’s blog?

    Aiya . . . I did not. But, is that the one where Psy shows up and does his Gangnam Style? Heh, because I saw it on TV when it aired. Or is this a skit about chickens?

  66. lava October 14, 2012 10:25 am

    No need to analyze the team to death. We suck. It starts and ends with the coaches. They truly suck. The players are not to blame. Chow sucks most. I think that covers it.

  67. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 10:28 am

    Yes it was Gangnam Style one… Can’t help but laugh every time I see it…

  68. Bryson October 14, 2012 10:31 am

    I thought that was Graves sitting in the stands…I know Coach Chow wanted to cut down the amount of people on the sidelines maybe this has to do with why Graves wasn’t allowed to suit up…I’m guess Coach has a certain number of players for each position that are allowed to suit up maybe he’s keeping the numbers close to that of a travel squad # that way he can manage with the same amount of players on the road…very different from Mack where everyone pretty much dressed for home games…

  69. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:31 am

    It’s funny that in football if we are doing poorly some say its only the coaches fault.

    Students some of whom are football players may do poorly in class but the professor/teachers are rarely if ever blamed.


  70. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 10:34 am

    That was immensely hilarious. A Grease has known Psy’s music from a while back (check out his Champion on Youtube, say. A Psy uses a very, very familiar theme song from a popular Eddie Murphy film and Champion is the better Psy tune vs. Gangnam Style). A Grease only started believing in his newfound U.S. popularity once a Grease saw that skit 🙂 .

  71. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:37 am


    56 – 14 d1shima

  72. d1shima October 14, 2012 10:47 am

    …not sure that Joni Mitchell would be on-board with CFB

  73. helencalif October 14, 2012 10:48 am

    Kev-1, Warrior NY, and others… thank you for your support and kind words. They are greatly appreciated.

    It is my understanding that no player can transfer without his coach releasing him (for the player’s protection, the release better be in writing). It is my understanding that if a player on his own contacted a school to try to transfer without the coach’s release, the coach could say the player simply quit and, thus, the coach (who wants his scholarship) can take it away.

    As a form of punishment, some coaches have been known to withhold their release to transfer until it is too late for the player to transfer.

  74. Buffoman October 14, 2012 10:48 am

    Regarding Graves.

    Years ago I coached and had a system. The kids that played for me really understood what we wanted to do so much so that, they would change defensive and offensive plays as they saw the flow. I only called timeouts when I sensed momentum shifts but not to change strategy.

    We were very successful. So much so that HS folks came to watch and “scout” players. There was a young man who was just a leaderof the team. He had a way with teammates and could see game shifts like no other, in my system.

    He went to HS and was supposed to be a starter. He would suggest to the coaches when they ran similar schemes that “maybe” this way would get the team to where he thought the coach wanted the team to be. The young man was rebuffed and soon found he could not fit and went on to be a spectator and student.

    The team replaced him and they won.

    Whose fault was this?

    I don’t beleive that there is fault anywhere. The young man knew that there was a philosophical difference in coaching styles that did not allow for his particular way of playing the game. The coach did not see the players intent messing with his, got someone who did and found success.

    The young man did well as a student, cheered the team and as I said, the coach won. I told the young man that it is just the way of the world with leadership. People see things differently and you are not to be blamed nor the coach for that difference. That’s life.

  75. wafan October 14, 2012 10:52 am

    F. Baumgarter’s fall from 24+ miles was slick to watch. Looked like he wassed out for a bit on the way down or he was doing some pretty awesome aerial tricks — flips, twists, and turns all while awkwardly flailing his arms and legs.

    I think he broke the sound barrior during his free fall, too.

    Anyway, glad he survived. Otherwise that would have been quite the little crater.

  76. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:55 am


  77. wafan October 14, 2012 10:56 am

    Pomai . . .

    38-14 as usual, the Warriors!

    Thanks for running the game.

  78. helencalif October 14, 2012 10:56 am

    #68. Bryson..

    That’s an interesting reason you have suggested as to why a coach would not let a player suit up and be with his team.

    Remember: Graves was selected by the team to be a team captain. That team vote was rescinded by Coach Chow and he appointed Schroeder to be a team captain. Starting to get the picture?

  79. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:57 am

    #34. +1

  80. madeinhawaii October 14, 2012 11:00 am


    well put..

  81. madeinhawaii October 14, 2012 11:00 am


    Professors usually not paid well enough to take the blame… 😉

  82. helencalif October 14, 2012 11:01 am

    #74 Buffoman.

    That is a thoughtful, interesting story. However, “regarding Graves”, it is not the situation with Graves.

  83. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:06 am

    Think two good questions come up for a Chow — hey, Call the Coach 1420 AM on Tuesday, no?

    • civilians saw Graves sitting in the stands. Elaborate on this as his coach, please, Dr. Chow.

    • can you also elaborate on your “I don’t know what else to do” which was heard on the radio 1420 AM post-game portion of last night’s game?

    • your cotract is for 3-5 years; how long will it take to implement your style of playing?

    # # #

  84. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:09 am

    Sorry, three questions; a Grease has trouble counting day afer Warrior loss of game, heh. 🙂

  85. madeinhawaii October 14, 2012 11:11 am


    Just remember, there are three types of people in this world..

    Those who can count.. and those who cannot…

  86. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:15 am


    October 14th, 2012 at 11:11 am


    Just remember, there are three types of people in this world..

    Those who can count.. and those who cannot…

    Heh, better count where spaces belong in thy name, then, madein’, aahaahaha, a Grease kids w/ya!!!

    Watch MLB, go to the Film Festival. Give ya’llself a entire day to ya’llself after yesterday. 🙂

  87. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:18 am

    Hey. A misspelled contract, too (“cotract”). 🙁

  88. follower October 14, 2012 11:19 am

    It’s NOT “IMUA” if the Coach/Coaches refuse to move forward with the TEAM! Coach/Coaches are showing they’d rather stay where they are and constantly WAlK BACKWARDS!!!!

    We’re not “Chasing Championships” either, we’re chasing the opposing team all the way to their endzones.


  89. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:22 am

    Game on digital OC 16 . . . just abut 1/2time?

    Dunno the heck was about not being able to get the game late last night same as analogue ch. 23 (was that the story?); ridiculous. A Grease is lodging his complaint to the OCS-ish Oceanic.

    Hope ya’lls Oceanic digital subscribers do, too.

  90. papajoe2 October 14, 2012 11:23 am

    To David Graves,

    keep on trying to help the team. You are on scholarship, so get your degree with a free education, compliments of the UH football team. If you don’t have playing time here, do you think you will make it in the NFL? I’m not bashing you on your play, but once you get your degree, no one can take it away from you. After your playing career is over and you still love the game, maybe you can coach. Through your experiences here, you will become a better person or even coach if you desire, taking both the positives and negatives with you for the rest of your life. Of all the football players in college, a very small percentage make it to the professional ranks. I’m not just talking about the NFL, but the other professional leagues as well. Players get serious injuries in those less publicized leagues too. Without a degree, what do they do after their career is over? Learn as much as you can while your school is paying for it. Gook luck to you in whatever happens in your future.



    (paid my own way through publik skoo)

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid October 14, 2012 11:23 am

    d1, #56 –

    “Last night’s game held more entertainment value than previous outings.

    I wanna feel like we always “get chance” and get rewarded more often than not and can, at the very least, leave feeling like next time going be better.

    Das about how it went last night.”

    Excellent. Das exactly how Sweety and I felt while watching.

  92. helencalif October 14, 2012 11:24 am

    Chicken Grease,

    here’s another question for the coach,

    * why did you say “stats don’t matter” when interviewed following the NM game?

  93. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 11:30 am

    graves is on pace to grad so can xfer anywhere he wants. just needs his release. I’m sure it would b tough to leave his teammates tho. it’s not about playing professionally

  94. markazulu October 14, 2012 11:31 am

    NO EXCUSES for losing by over 3 tds every game but last night they fought back to make it a game that is ALL I wanted and im sure the fans in hawaii want is to play close or play to win. We ALL understand NEW SYSTEM, New COACH, A LOT OF YOUTH, But those are no excuses to be getting blown out all the time. I wont say play harder because they are playing hard but they need to play better. Mike Edwards is the bright star of this season but i feel bad for the seniors this year. We HAVE TALENT they just need to play to there potential espically on Defense I thought the strength of the defense was our front

  95. Shoko October 14, 2012 11:35 am

    Oh no! Niners losing! Son of a…

  96. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 11:36 am

    I’m sorry but something kind of bothers me… How can you have a kid not even suit up for a HOME GAME??? HOMECOMING, no less!?

    I really like Coach Chow but I don’t like the way he’s treating this kid.

  97. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 11:37 am

    Shoko, @95

    I’m sorry did you say something there? 🙂

  98. Shoko October 14, 2012 11:40 am

    Eastern Washington seems to have a taste of R&S QB’s. They seem to especially like JJ’s former QB’s.

  99. Shoko October 14, 2012 11:41 am

    Damn, those Giant fans. 😉

  100. KeoniAna439 October 14, 2012 11:41 am

    Schroeder passing completion last night : 47.6%. Give David Graves a chance!!!!!

  101. INNOCENT OBSERVER October 14, 2012 11:42 am

    Sean S. maybe the best quarter back we have now, but hopefully next year with graham, the situation will improve. no knock on Sean, but he takes too long to throw (no quick release) and average arm strength. this is one reason he has to stare down the receiver, no quick release and no arm strength. but he sure is one tough guy, keeps coming up after been knocked down many times. don’t know if the back-ups can do any better, but feel sorry for graves. he is one great guy.

  102. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 11:43 am


    Eh, I had to suffer through the 49er/Jets game two weeks ago so at least I have this… lol

  103. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:43 am

    Good q’, helen’, # 92.

  104. kev-1 October 14, 2012 11:51 am

    UGH!!! Not a good day for my NFL picks. When will I learn to stop picking and just enjoy the games?

  105. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 11:51 am


    None of us know the frustration you and your family must feel. I really hope your grandson will find success next year (weather with our team or not).

  106. helencalif October 14, 2012 11:58 am

    #90. papajoe2

    A very well said message to David and other young men who go to college on a football scholarship. These young men live and breathe football, they want to play, they love their teammates and their school. This experience can happen only once in a lifetime… and when it is taken from you, the disappointment is great. But they do know there is life after college ball and more than not, it is not in the NFL. They know that their college education and degree is their future.

    #93. Yes, Graves is on pace scholastically. Since arriving at UH, in addition to regular classes he has been taking summer classes. No problems with grades; he has declared his major and minor. He wants to stay at UH; he wants to remain on the team; he wants to play. He has said he will play any position to which he is assigned. He comes to practice to practice; he comes to the games ready to play.

  107. d1shima October 14, 2012 12:01 pm


    IIRC (I too lazy fo look ’em up) HC Chow’s complete statement was to the effect of “we going keep working hard…I don’t know what else to do.”

  108. ai-eee-soos October 14, 2012 12:10 pm

    helencalif: As posted by others, David graduates this December.

    Therefore, I thought that he would be “free to go”. However, someone else posted

    that he needed a “Release” from the Coach.

    But, if David graduates in December, would the coach still keep him on scholarship?

    If not, then I think he will be “free to go”.

    I wish David well; he put his heart and soul into this program.

    Perhaps, UNR would be a good place for his last seaon of football.

  109. Bryson October 14, 2012 12:10 pm

    #101: Would SS get hit as often if he released the ball quicker probably not…As Proof he didn’t get hit on e when they were running that 2 min offense until he held onto the ball…

  110. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 12:20 pm


    October 14th, 2012 at 12:01 pm


    IIRC (I too lazy fo look ’em up) HC Chow’s complete statement was to the effect of “we going keep working hard…I don’t know what else to do.”

    Heh, good enough. Would be good to see how he answers a few days after, but, hai, a Grease wakarus this, thank you d1shima.

  111. Shoko October 14, 2012 12:21 pm

    If David graduates this December and finds another school that offers a graduate degree that is not offered at UH, he may transfer to another school without sitting. Similar situation to Schroeder coming to UH.

    Regarding size and physicality, if you looked at Air Force’s lineman, none of them weigh more than 260 pounds.

  112. Shoko October 14, 2012 12:22 pm

    Harbaugh should take out Smith and leave in Kaepernick already. At least Kap’s not throwing interceptions like it was Christmas.

  113. ai-eee-soos October 14, 2012 12:24 pm

    Shoko: Yes, he doesn’t to sit.

    But question is: does he still need a “release”.

  114. d1shima October 14, 2012 12:24 pm

    I think a player has to complete undergraduate work in 3 years to be eligible for the transfer exception. Would that apply in Graves’ situation?

  115. Rodney October 14, 2012 12:25 pm

    Go warriors!! Imua Obama!!

  116. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 12:27 pm

    not 3 years, as long as they grad n still have eligibility, they xfer without sitting out a year

  117. ai-eee-soos October 14, 2012 12:28 pm

    #115 – Looks like that’s another question – I dunno.

    Anyway, I’m hoping for the best for David.

  118. ai-eee-soos October 14, 2012 12:30 pm

    #117 – Good news. I’m hoping for the best for David.

  119. Rodney October 14, 2012 12:31 pm

    Imua Ohana!!! My bad!

  120. Shoko October 14, 2012 12:31 pm

    Chow should hire a full-time mental conditioning coach to help with the growing pains this season.

    CSU’s McElwain has a mental conditioning coach that helps players remain focused under pressure and builds character and self-confidence.


  121. gobows October 14, 2012 12:37 pm

    #110 the problem is the qb’s terrible feet, he moves like a 1yr baby thats just starting to walk. more success on offense would come with a change at qb. there is no way graves or higgins would suck as much as 19. why does the qb keep throwing the ball as far as he can which is out of reach of the receiver, what the hell do they do at practice, chow’s offensive philosophy seems to be the same as fred von appen. highly respected coach with nfl credentials, but has no clue how to win without nfl caliber players. this years struggles will be repeated in 2014. next year they got graham.

  122. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 12:37 pm

    Wahoo Giants!!

  123. Shoko October 14, 2012 12:43 pm

    It’s nice to have two NFL teams in the same state. If one loses, there’s always the other to pick you up. As a Niners fan, all I have is da Raiders and they already lost today…lol.

    Oh, wait, thats not funny.

  124. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 12:50 pm


    I’ve always been a Giants fan… It just so happens I have Jets season tix.. lol…

  125. Shoko October 14, 2012 12:55 pm

    Congrats to WNY on this Giants win. I’m one of those fans that are always willing to concede defeat. Once. Next time…

  126. PowderPuff October 14, 2012 12:55 pm

    WarriorNY – you holding up that fancy Giants’ scarf of yours? 🙂

  127. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 1:06 pm


    Of course! 🙂 haha, We actually have it hanging in our club next to our office…


    Until next time, I have a feeling we’ll meet again in the NFC championship game again…

  128. helencalif October 14, 2012 1:10 pm

    Because he has been taking summer classes as well as regular classes at UH, Graves is on track to graduate in December (which is “early”). He plans to not skip a beat; he plans to continue his schooling at UH and be on the Warrior team. Football-wise, he is a junior and has another year of eligibility to play under his scholarship.

  129. Bigislandkurt October 14, 2012 1:12 pm

    I have a very difficult time believing that David Graves cannot run this offense as good, if not better than as Sean Schroeder.


  130. jeezy33 October 14, 2012 1:13 pm

    Jerrol Garcia Williams is playing better right now than Fonua in my opinion.

    As bad as we look right now, future does look bright with guys like Nequan, Marrell, Fonua, Garcia-Williams, and KVA getting solid Pt. Should be no excuses about leadership in a couple years. Now we need to recruit some beef up front.

    Stay home please Tulimasealii, Sale, Correa, and Failauga.

  131. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 1:24 pm

    PP, Thank you and Stretch again for the scarf and goodies…

  132. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 1:29 pm

    I’m liking wat I’m seeing from Fonua. hope he’s the next Solomon elimimian.

  133. hossana October 14, 2012 1:41 pm

    To all you naysayers and armchair qb’s, just shaddup already. I see potential in this team definitely not this year but when Chow gets his players then this team will really be what we all hoped for but its going to take time……Brian Kelly at Notre Dame took him 3 years before he could get the players into his system….his first three yrs. he took a lot of criticism from fans and news media alike and even from players but they all believed and persevered and the results are an unbeaten season so far….so give it time. I remember distinctly at the end of the last football season even the local news media was saying that the cupboard would be bare and Chow was left with nothing, to speak of, when he came in as the new HC chg. the culture and inserting a new system. Once he recruits his type of players then I WOULD EXPECT a difference in the team’s makeup and gamemanship. Those of you saying he should chg. the QB…just shaddup….the offensive line is inexperienced with 2 freshman and 2 sophmores and if any of you have played the game watch the line try and hold their own against the opponent defensive line and you will see the inexperience as SS is constantly being pressured and getting hits but his resiliency has earned the respect of his teammates…..like I said and Chow has repeated many times, “our time will come.” Stop with your sarcastic and stupid and negative comments. Be a supporter and eventually you will be rewarded .

  134. kitsunegari October 14, 2012 1:49 pm

    The many faces of Steve…

  135. jeezy33 October 14, 2012 1:50 pm

    The biggest issue with Chow right now is how much he stresses how important running the football is. Yet, past 2 weeks, I don’t recall running the football much at all until we got down 3 scores.

    If there is any question I would like to ask, that would be it. We have done a pretty good job running the ball. I don’t see why we don’t run early while game is close. Those quick 3 and outs passing just effects our offensive rhythm and gets our D tired.

  136. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 1:53 pm

    NFL Sunday Night Football, NBC. Can’t believe Joan Jett sold out letting ’em do a rendition of her song. Maybe wasn’t her decision.

    If wasn’t for Al Michaels, this football show would be a dog and pny show. What the HECK IS WITH ALL THE celebrity announcers on this one? Bob Costas . . . still with the air of “why the heck couldn’t NBC get MLB”? Shows a Grease MLB’s the smarter sport :).

    No more calls for Chow’s job already. Should send shock troopers on anyone suggesting already. Let him have his first one or two seasons!!!!

    # # #

  137. Garret October 14, 2012 1:53 pm

    Sagarin ratings for the MWC and other UH opponents

    19 Boise State

    44 Nevada

    64 Fresno State

    87 San Diego State

    90 Air Force

    92 New Mexico

    124 Wyoming

    142 Colorado State

    145 UNLV

    148 UH

    11 USC

    55 BYU

    188 South Alabama

    215 Lamar


  138. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 1:58 pm


    October 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Because he has been taking summer classes as well as regular classes at UH, Graves is on track to graduate in December (which is “early”). He plans to not skip a beat; he plans to continue his schooling at UH and be on the Warrior team. Football-wise, he is a junior and has another year of eligibility to play under his scholarship.

    Could Chow’s plan be to have Graves throw next season, then?

    You know . . . the winning season????? Oh. I thought you Warrior fans knew.

    “Stay thirsty, my fellow Warrior fans.” – The Most Interesting Warrior Fan in the World

  139. Garret October 14, 2012 2:01 pm

    Third Quarter scoring for UH against D-IA competition. I have seen some good adjustments on offense by Coach Chow during halftime that led to the offense having some good drives to start the 3rd quarter, so I expect this stat to get better with a recruiting class or two for this system and greater familiarity of the current players in this system.

    2006: +106

    2007: +14

    2008: -56

    2009: -77

    2010: +2

    2011: -10

    2012: -34

  140. kapakahi October 14, 2012 2:02 pm

    FYI……what I posted this morning…..is because I already knew that David didn’t get an opportunity to suit up for last night’s game…..so that everyone else would also know.

  141. Garret October 14, 2012 2:03 pm

    Could Chow’s plan be to have Graves throw next season, then?

    If Coach Chow planned to have Graves play QB next season, he would be getting playing time and practice reps now. I think it is pretty clear that a certain QB transfer and SS will have a battle this spring for the starting QB job.

  142. obachan October 14, 2012 2:04 pm

    @69 Your analogy does not work. Teachers don’t have a choice who enrolls in their class. Coaches recruit and personally select which players remain on their team. So YES coaches DO deserve more blame.

  143. kapakahi October 14, 2012 2:04 pm


    Seariders were playing last night so Tulimaseali’i wasn’t available, but no sign of Failauga nor Sale at last night’s game…..only Correa in attendance…..to support brother Haku.

  144. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:05 pm

    Just checked. No need look.

    Hawaii not in the BCS rankings.

    No worry…I will update if get change.

  145. Garret October 14, 2012 2:05 pm

    I *love* this story about how a high school running back walked out of bounds at the 1-yard line instead of scoring on a 53-yard run so that a freshman (whose father had unexpectedly died from a sudden stroke 2 days earlier) could “honor his father” by scoring a TD. The refs had no idea what was going on and said that the RB had scored a TD…this might have been the first time that players actually argued with the refs by saying that they *didn’t* score! The freshman had no idea what was going on. The freshman scored a TD on his first ever running attempt and poured his emotion out on Twitter after the game, writing: “Looking straight up into the sky after scoring my first varsity touchdown…i know the old man was watching! love and miss you so much daddy.”


  146. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:08 pm

    Wow! Wat kine computah ranks ‘Bama #4 or #5?

    Atari? Commodore64? 😈

  147. obachan October 14, 2012 2:09 pm

    thanks Garret – heart warming story indeed

  148. Garret October 14, 2012 2:10 pm

    Just checked. No need look.

    Hawaii not in the BCS rankings.

    No worry…I will update if get change.

    Quick update: UH is apparently #106 in the BCS rankings. The computer rankings are out already so the ranking of everyone not receiving top 25 votes is already known.

    Teams below UH include Colorado, UNLV, Colorado State, and Army.


  149. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:11 pm

    Nice Garret.

  150. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:12 pm

    …OK. Garret going update den. 😉

  151. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:13 pm

    btw Garret.

    Momo’s Konbu Maki was outstanding! (out standing until I corralled ’em that is!)

  152. letsgowarriors October 14, 2012 2:15 pm

    AGs pad level is a lot better.

  153. Shoko October 14, 2012 2:16 pm

    Mahalo, Garret. Nice one.

  154. Garret October 14, 2012 2:16 pm


    Alabama is #1 in all the voting polls. However, their SOS is hurting their current BCS ranking…but their SOS will improve as they play SEC schools. Alabama definitely hasn’t played the hardest part of their schedule so far:

    FAU (#177 in Sagarin)

    Western Kentucky

    3-4 Arkansas

    3-4 Missouri

    4-3 Ole Miss

  155. Garret October 14, 2012 2:19 pm


    I would be *very* jealous to think about the food I was missing at the Tsaiko-gate, especially stuff from my Mom and Dad…if I hadn’t been in Vegas this weekend eating at all of the favorite places for my family.

    I followed the play-by-play for the game while my wife gambled, I got my gambling in before the game. Someone had to stay with the kids, so we split things up based on the UH game.

  156. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:20 pm

    Alabama is hurting a lot of things this season…none of it in Crimson White though!

  157. Garret October 14, 2012 2:26 pm


    I bet that almost nobody knew that UH had a BCS ranking. I have been checking that stuff ever since 2007, when there was a real chance that UH could have gone undefeated but still not made a BCS game because the SOS was too low. UH needed 4 teams to lose late in the season (if I remember correctly, 3 of them were favorites in those games) to get a high enough ranking to get the ranking required.

    I posted UH’s BCS ranking each week in 2007…but haven’t been doing that in later seasons because it hasn’t been good news. You just gave me an excuse to post it once again, but I don’t think I’ll be updating that post each week until at least next season.

    The BCS ranking only matters until next season ends. After that they will go to a committee that will pick who they want…and that committee will probably be made up of reps from the Big10, Big 12, SEC, and Pac-12…

  158. PowderPuff October 14, 2012 2:30 pm

    Re #132, WarriorNY, that Giants’ scarf is probably the most well-traveled scarf you have. Started in Jersey, to Honolulu, then back to the Bronx. Sounds like our road Warriors.

  159. obachan October 14, 2012 2:53 pm

    @134 hossana – shaddup

  160. kev-1 October 14, 2012 2:55 pm

    cheehoo! top 110 baby! two years from now, Hawaii will be in the top 25 for at least one week. Graham’s second year.

  161. kev-1 October 14, 2012 2:57 pm

    what’s with all the shaddups? I haven’t found the blog to be too negative today.

    My frustration from yesterday is starting to fade. Looking forward. IMUA RAIL!!!! . . . I mean Imua Warriors!

  162. kev-1 October 14, 2012 2:58 pm

    I know, I know . . . kev-1, shaddup!

  163. d1shima October 14, 2012 2:59 pm

    OK Garret. I accept the responsibility of the Warrior BCS update for this season!

  164. mo808 October 14, 2012 3:08 pm

    @146. Garret that was a great moment to share to a grieving teammate!

  165. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 3:09 pm


    October 14th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I know, I know . . . kev-1, shaddup!

    Yeah. Hear, hear, kev-1!

    Ha, just joking, kev-1. You’re one of the coolest of the cool among these fine people.

    Let’s have discourse (not “this course”; not dinner time yet. Well, not for most of us).


    October 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Could Chow’s plan be to have Graves throw next season, then?

    If Coach Chow planned to have Graves play QB next season, he would be getting playing time and practice reps now. I think it is pretty clear that a certain QB transfer and SS will have a battle this spring for the starting QB job.

    Ah. Hahah. Researcher Garret. Great work that you do here.

    We’ll see what happens. Trust in Chow. (oh, great. Another double entendre epicurean-based reference, mein Gott.)

    “I’m not usually a college football fan, but, when I am, I’m a University of Hawaii Warriors fan” – The Most Interesting UH Warriors Fan in the World

  166. wafan October 14, 2012 3:11 pm



  167. mo808 October 14, 2012 3:11 pm

    Garret, you’re parents are my new bessus friends! We enjoyed dad’s rice plant and instruction for care and mamma’s Konbu Maki! Wonderful people!

  168. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2012 3:18 pm


    What you are not getting is the fact that most of us aren’t expecting miracles, we know there will be growing pains. Screw the whole system BS, not the right players, and bad recruiting, and whatever else excuse there is. We have talent and players who should not be getting beat as bad as they are. The team has not shown much improvement if at all on either side of the ball since the beginning of the season. I mean the caliber of teams we’ve faced so far isn’t the upper echelon of college football aside from maybe USC. Still we don’t expect a perfect season but at least a respectable showing on the field and improvements from week to week. I’ve maybe seen a series or two on offense were they actually moved the ball well each game if that. The rest of the time has been atrocious to watch. No consistency all around. SS respect for being tough is overrated. He’s not the only person not playing well but he does have the ball in his hands every down and despite other deficiencies can move the ball on his own by passing, scrambling,etc…no other player has that ability but the QB. Regardless the defense still hasn’t figured out how to stop the run at all. The secondary is doing okay in pass coverage but they are on the field so long they are getting gassed. The offense not being able to move the ball and control the clock is causing the defense to remain on the field too long and get fatigued. I’m not making excuses but when they are tired and getting beat up, they start making bonehead plays.

  169. Pauoa Boy October 14, 2012 3:31 pm

    In any case I can’t stand when the Coach says he doesn’t have an answer to what’s going on. I may not be right but it just feels like the coaches are trying to force the players to adapt to what they want vice the coaches adapting to the players they have. It may be the players are trying too hard to do what’s right yet in reality its not allowing them to just play to their abilities and go all out the way they know how. I don’t know but to me it seems like on defense the players are not in sync to what’s happening. Lots of mistakes and miscues and lack of execution. Coach keeps preaching simplify but how about simplifying the play calling. Frikk every team has shown run, run, run yet we still aren’t stopping them. Coach wanted to implement an attacking defense to make the opposing offense do what they don’t want to, yet everyone we’ve played so far has done just the opposite by attacking us with the run time and again. It’s getting ridiculous already the yards we’ve given up so far.

  170. kev-1 October 14, 2012 3:32 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    That is a very good summation of many fans’ frustrations. I do think we have on par athletes able to compete, at least against the competition we have faced. So that excuse, you are correct, is garbage. What worries me is the inability to make the adjustments to fix the defense when you know exactly what an opponent will do. Against NM, we knew what was coming and still allowed a ridiculous amount of yards rushing by both RBs and QBs.

    I understand that the defensive front is missing its true tackles, but it is not only the interior of the line where we are getting burned. We are getting burned inside and outside. How many times is a QB gonna have to light you up for 100+ yards rushing before you put a spy on the QB?

    YES. The defense is on the field FAR too long in order to make plays consistently, so that needs to be considered as well.

  171. kev-1 October 14, 2012 3:35 pm

    PB #170 . . . you are exactly right. Coach has even said that they are asking players to do things they can’t do. As a fan, that is hard to take. But remember, these are going to be the same players we have next year, with the exception of any possible additions, and they have to learn the system some time, right?

  172. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 3:44 pm


    Oh ok, so law schools and post grad school send recruiters all over the country to get kids to apply to their school.

    The admission committee personally selects them.

    They don’t perform well…Is it the recruiter and the admission committees fault now?

  173. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 3:45 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    October 14th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    . . . I may not be right but it just feels like . . .

    Correct. You’re not right. This is Coach Chow’s, well, not just his first season, but, his first head coaching position.

    Mercy. The same laments. The same opinions. Since the beginning of football programs that just don’t necessarily get on the right track as we spectators would like to see,

    Us spectators have our ‘pinions. Just . . . keep in mind that as much as we’d call someone criticizing our own jobs “simply uninformed,” relishing in their not knowing the ins and outs, so is college football. For us it’s “just a game.” For the coaches it’s a living. Former UH Athlete knows.

    For us it’s “put so and so” in. Solve the problem. Well, apparently, there’s more to it and other coaches and players outside of this Warrior team understand (I don’t see any “I’m a coach at ____________. You know what Coach Chow is doin’ wrong? Here: ________________________”; I don’t hear it on radio talk sports shows).

    Or maybe we just need new football topics to discuss at the bar. You know.

  174. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 3:46 pm

    Edit to #173,

    Mind you the admissions committee is largely made up of faculty who teach the newly admitted students.

  175. NinjaWarriorTurtle October 14, 2012 3:51 pm

    Last night’s game was promising, except defense still allows option quarterback to run for daylight. Will Gregory and John Lister ran with authority; fun to watch. Team needs to come out of the tunnel running. Chow needs to wake up and smell the roses. No, Chow needs to wake up. He is sucking the spirit out of the team. And fans. A win at Colorado St. will restore a lot.

  176. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 3:52 pm

    My point is not that its any particular person or groups fault that we are where we are. Just that being a team sport, everyone should share in the victory and the losses. The good and the bad.

  177. NYUHTX October 14, 2012 4:07 pm

    Maybe the future of the QB is the female. Hopefully their egos are not so fragile that they can’t sit out a few downs to gain some perspective on the game and gather their wits. This is not Chow, but Rolo too. JJ on the other hand wasn’t afraid to sideline a QB when he thought it was necessary.

  178. NinjaWarriorTurtle October 14, 2012 4:11 pm

    For those that complain that Sean Schroeder cannot run, I remind you the same complaints were levied by some fans against two successful former UH quarterbacks – Garrett Gabriel and Tim Chang. They did not run because their role was to pass from the pocket. Sean has done that and taken many hard hits for sticking in the pocket.

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  180. Slugger October 14, 2012 4:19 pm

    So, if you go to the Na Koa luncheon tomorrow, you can ask the Coach who is there why David Graves wasn’t suited up to play… Hope they answer. Keep the speculation under control.

    Off to the garden & then to HIFF movies… the Docs are there.

  181. obachan October 14, 2012 4:19 pm

    #179 I think diff is Gabriel and Chang ran when they had to. Schoroeder does not run even given the chance.

  182. papajoe2 October 14, 2012 4:20 pm

    NWT, Gabriel and Chang did scramble when they had to. I don’t recall SS even picking up 1 yard scrambling. I’m limited to the tv camera angles or what they show on tv, but last night there was a huge opening in the middle of the field but SS threw a pass that was inc.. Could have gained a first down. I guess with SS being the only qb, the design is NO running at all, not even sliding.

  183. Kevin October 14, 2012 4:22 pm

    Speculation keeps the internet home bodies occupied.

    People wanna keep guessing, let em.

    This is still college athletics and business between a student-athlete and a coach is their business as they see fit.

    Always funny when people not using their real name on online forums are the ones demanding personal information from others.

  184. Manoa October 14, 2012 4:37 pm

    I think Chow is making a big mistake not using Graves at QB. However, to do that, Chow needs to look at fitting his system to the player– which Chow, unlike other coaches does not seem willing to do. Chow did give Graves a chance in Chow’s system, however, remember.

    Examples of other coaches would be Paul Johnson using Gabriel in his option offense even if Gabriel could not run. He developed passing plays for Gabriel and the result was we beat BYU for the firs time and Gabriel outplayed a Heisman trophy winner on a national championship team– Gabriel even managed to run in one TD. Mack developed an offense for Funaki to use him at QB and his running ability. June Jones moved Robinson from under center to the shotgun to make it easier for him and cut out the bootleg plays out from under center (the Mouse Davis plays).

    But that is Chow’s prerogative even if we know Graves could help the team with a more mobile style. For some reason, Graves has gotten on the wrong side of Chow maybe.

  185. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 4:38 pm

    Anyone think that Shutter would be a better pick over Graves?

  186. kev-1 October 14, 2012 4:42 pm

    Isn’t Shutter the #2?

  187. obachan October 14, 2012 4:44 pm

    @173 yes both parties share blame but your analogy still falls short because coaches select who participates in the game or not. Professors don’t have the option of choosing amongst enrolled students in their class who participates in their classroom and who sits out.

  188. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 4:44 pm


    I thought he was. You would think Graves is the #2 with all the talk about putting him in instead of SS.

    I thought Shutter had good arm strength. Can he scramble too?

  189. kapakahi October 14, 2012 4:46 pm


    Not speculating here….

    Won’t bother to ask at tomorrow’s Na Koa luncheon…..since been getting alot of “coach speak” in response to direct questions lately.

    Armstrong won’t be the last to ask for his release. Part of the plan…..to accumulate more scholarships for the 2013 Recruiting Class.

    Not saying that the grass used to be greener (pun intended)…..EXCEPT when Alex Green was playing here in 2010…..but filled with just as much internal team drama for sure.

  190. Manoa October 14, 2012 4:47 pm

    It seems people believe that Norm could have made adjustments to his system and won more games, but chose to tear it all down and start over with the result that winning is off in the future some time.

    I just cannot figure out why he would do that. Why not compromise try to use what the players can do best and give yourself a chance to be more competitive instead of runnijng a system you do not have the players for?

  191. Moocher October 14, 2012 4:52 pm

    ding ding ding….. we got a winner!

    exactly, that’s what i been saying about glen freitas, greg tipton, timmy chang, garret gabriel. they were NOT known to be mobile and yes they did geedy-up when they absolutely had to. BUT when you look at the whole lumpia, i am pretty certain chow tells shroeder “the play will be there let the play develop it will be there”.

    …and well…shroeder locks on because his mental clock is ticking and he needs protection and he needs his receivers to get open and backs to block and maybe, just maybe coach told him sit tight and not to take-off because “the play will be there, let the play develop, it will be there”.

    if you are shroeder…what do yo do???

    for me, thats why i’m not hard on him…too many many moving parts we cant see or don’t know.

    IMHO 🙂

  192. kapakahi October 14, 2012 4:54 pm

    Shutter not much of a scrambler.

    Also not the most durable either…..ala Moniz….unlike Schroeder. Was knocked out of regular season ILH games when sacked hard against Kamehameha both his junior & senior seasons.

    While probably more accurate than Graves, not as good arm strength.

  193. Moocher October 14, 2012 4:57 pm

    Manoa i agree…why tear it all down.

    only thing i can think of is chow basically wanted to wipe out the hard drive and install a new program.

    some programs work fine from the get go…others need fixing before it works properly 🙂

  194. Moocher October 14, 2012 5:01 pm

    just saying obviously shroeder is not afraid to take a hit…so why not run? i don’t think its because he cant…i think its because he was told not to???

  195. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 5:05 pm


    If SS has 15 yards of open space, I think he should run and get some of it. Maybe Chow is telling him to wait.

  196. RedZone October 14, 2012 5:07 pm

    Nice game for Alex Green who started today.

  197. kapakahi October 14, 2012 5:08 pm

    JMHO that Schroeder just doesn’t have good pocket sense.

    He slid right out of the pocket…..right into a DE on one sack last night.

    A couple of times the middle was wide open for him to run. No team since Nevada has even bothered to spy Schroeder….since he hasn’t scrambled since the SC game.

  198. kapakahi October 14, 2012 5:17 pm


    Just imagine that Alex Green had already verbally committed to Liberty University (FCS)….his only scholie offer….before fellow Butte JC teammate (and fellow Portland, Oregon native) Lametrius Davis convinced the then UH coaching staff to offer a recruiting trip to Alex.

    …..and the rest is history.

  199. chawan_cut October 14, 2012 5:23 pm

    here’s this week’s schedule of schedule update…


  200. Rodney October 14, 2012 5:41 pm

    Here we go again,Graves needs to play!

    Chow knows more the Qb position then any

    of us could understand.Yes the losses hurt!

    It’s so insane that we keep bringing it up!

    Support the coaches and team,it’s a process

    and it takes time.If you want to blame someone

    start with who made this schedule?

  201. Rodney October 14, 2012 5:41 pm

    Here we go again,Graves needs to play!

    Chow knows more the Qb position then any

    of us could understand.Yes the losses hurt!

    It’s so insane that we keep bringing it up!

    Support the coaches and team,it’s a process

    and it takes time.If you want to blame someone

    start with who made this schedule?

  202. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 5:56 pm


    I do agree that this year’s schedule is terrible. Is this the last year of Frazier’s planning? I hope so.

  203. Derek October 14, 2012 5:59 pm

    Chow is showing the traits of a senior citizen, like me!!! He is stubborn and won’t change quarterbacks, unless Schroeder gets hurt. Besides the QB play our defense is one of the worst in the country, especially the run defense. I can see blowouts against Boise St., Fresno St., and Air Force. We will be double digit underdogs at Colorado St. and I don’t think we can beat UNLV at home either. Sadly, this is what I see. And South Alabama is a toss up. Could be either 2-10 or 1-11. We will continue to watch and hope for the best, but with each pasting every week it starts to be almost a joke. Hard to take, but as a fan we can only look to the future.

  204. Rodney October 14, 2012 6:05 pm

    Don’t forget J D too! Nice guy but thinks

    we need to be on ESPN so much that it

    detriment to the TEAM!!!!!!

  205. Bigislandkurt October 14, 2012 6:15 pm

    There are no guarantees from here on out. Even the seemingly junk teams like CSU will be circling the Hawaii date on the calendar. We give them their best chance to get into the win column. Maybe things will change when people start booing. If things don’t change, this will happen. Don’t hate the messenger.


  206. kev-1 October 14, 2012 6:20 pm

    Manoa and Moocher,

    The only reason I can see for tearing it all down and sacrificing the season would be because if you don’t what happens next season. I mentioned earlier, that even though it is hard for us frustrated fans to take, the players are going to need to learn the system at some point right? I am also guessing that Chow hasn’t fully implemented what he wants to do offensively either. He keeps saying things are simplified, so there must be more.

  207. kev-1 October 14, 2012 6:20 pm

    Hawaii could beat CSU, but we won’t. Altitude will be our problem, as usual when we travel up that way.

    I’ll still pick Hawaii though.

  208. kev-1 October 14, 2012 6:23 pm

    I can’t wait to see what Alex Green will do next week against the Rams defense. This Texans defense is tough, and he still managed 70+. Next week could be a break out game.

  209. car audio October 14, 2012 6:23 pm

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  210. Bigislandkurt October 14, 2012 6:25 pm

    To da guy telling folks to shaddup, I don’t know what game you watching. But the game I watched last night showed a UH offensive line who was giving their QB time to throw.


  211. mo808 October 14, 2012 6:32 pm

    1016 get bachi no can watch Inside Access…

  212. mo808 October 14, 2012 6:45 pm

    Oh its back up again!

  213. Rodney October 14, 2012 6:49 pm

    When you have to simplify it generally

    means as like in the class room as a student

    you need to study more and stay after class.

    The teacher ( coach) can’t move on with the

    next chapter!!!!!

  214. oldtimer808 October 14, 2012 6:53 pm

    Well this has been a tough season and I will always support the team so I will retire from being in the blog for now since too many negative, downtrodden are having a difficult time staying positive. I know how difficult it is to coach so my heart goes out to Coach Chow and his coaches. No one wants to lose especially the coaches and players. I do hope Coach Chow will reexamine the possibility of giving the quarterback position another look. Sometimes a player may not look good in practice but when the game starts things change. I know I know a lot has already been bantered around but maybe just maybe he should give Graves a hard look. We need to change the dynamics at that position. It might even boost the morale of the team. Any way I said my piece and just my humble opinion but GO WARRIORS. NO GIVE UP BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES ALWAYS AND NO READ THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS IN THE BLOG.

  215. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 6:59 pm

    #50 letsgowarrior i agree with you. they have alot of natural db’s in the bullpen but they decide to leave them out and convert a receiver into a db….. cannot dis not pop warner.

  216. PowderPuff October 14, 2012 7:05 pm

    mo808, it always so nice to see you and hubby. You two are such great supporters of the Warriors….the team needs more fans like you two. oldtimer, thanks for the reminder to steer clear of the negativity.

    That said, hope you will all consider saving Sunday, December 2nd in the evening for the UH Football Awards Banquet. It’ll be a lū‘au-style celebration on the UH Soccer Field. Stretch has been working hard with the committee in putting the event together.

  217. mo808 October 14, 2012 7:27 pm

    PP, hubs and I appreciate you and Stretch’s hospitality at each home game’s tailgate! We are looking forward to the UH Football Awards Banquet Luau, as it is a wonderful opportunity to support our Warriors!

  218. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 7:30 pm

    chow is a sunofabatch he ain’t gonna release graves if david wants a transfer. look what he did to that wadsworth kid when he wanted a relase to transfer to byu….good luck graves.

  219. kitsunegari October 14, 2012 7:33 pm

    First he says “shaddup” to haters and then he is back to his manoa1 character.

    The many faces of Steve Imai.

  220. Warrior1978 October 14, 2012 7:48 pm


    Yes, Shutter is #2 and, as kama krab posted the other day, Shutter can scramble and has the strongest arm, next to Graham. Shutter knows the West Coast offense, is accurate and has good mobility. Higgins is #3, is accurate and has a high football IQ. Graves is #4, which explains why he wasn’t dressed on Saturday. With Billy Ray back from his injury, we probably didn’t need the extra depth at receiver. However, that may change after Saturday’s game.

  221. A-joe October 14, 2012 7:52 pm

    I know everyone’s frustrated. Hang in there, gang. Don’t give up. It’s gonna get better.

  222. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 7:55 pm

    134. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame’s HC was 7-5 his FIRST YEAR in 2010, with a Sun Bowl win over U of Miami.

    2011, In his SECOND SEASON, Kelly was 8-4 with a Champs Sports Bowl invite (loss to Florida State 18-14). ended season at 8-5.

    2012, so far, Kelly’s team is undefeated.

    Kelly’s Notre Dame football team has not been blown-out of games like we have. Show me where Notre Dame has performed like our coaching staff and Warriors. You’ve picked the wrong coach and team to compare to Chow and his boyz. lol

  223. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 7:57 pm


    A good comparison would be SMU in 2008 when JJ first got there. He didn’t have his pieces and ended up 1-11. The next couple years he’s done well though.

  224. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 7:58 pm

    june jones took this program to another level. mac mackin did ok and norm chow is taking it to the gutters.

  225. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:01 pm

    I just watched Inside Access. Two comments:

    1. ST really doesn’t like the IMUA on the back of the shirts. He said he expects them to be wearing blue next week, and then I think said it was ridiculous already (or something to that effect).

    2. When they showed the clip of the Colorado St. coach, he said that when you start a new program, you don’t want to force kids to do what they can’t do. That you have to find their strengths and work with that until you recruit guys to fit into your system that you implement over time. And then Kekaula tells Chow, doesn’t that seem familiar? And Chow agrees with the CSU coach. I’m confused. Chow is doing exactly what the CSU coach says not to do, yet Kekaula says that is similar? He should have said, isn’t that opposite of what you’re doing?

    Now, with that said, both teams have one win this year and are winless in conference. So I guess we will have to wait to see which approach is correct.

  226. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 8:03 pm

    225. i kinda thought that JJ took our program to another level, but Mac slowly brought it back down. As the team became more and more Mac recruits, the program started to go backwards. IMO

  227. HolyMoly! October 14, 2012 8:05 pm

    Since New Mexico was a tough mountain to climb at home, I don’t think we will reach the summit on the road games anytime soon regardless if it’s Colorado St. If this is a pro-style offense, then maybe we should pound the ball more considering the big runs Gregory has been having. Why isn’t there any fullback plays? fullback dive? full back counter of some sort? That would have probably gave us a 1st down on 4th an 1 or 2 instead of giving it to the halfback who has to run 6-7 yards before he even reaches the line of scrimmage.

    I know we are at the half way mark but I fear this season will be a bust and things will not turn out the way I expected. Can’t make excuses about not having enough talented athletes to compete. At this level, every athlete is suppose to be good enough to compete if not6, they wouldn’t be on the team. Besides the reality of it all is that a 4*-5* star athlete who has multiple offers from top BCS programs is not going to turn down those offers just to come and play for a losing program, well at least if we continue this streak. It all depends on coach Chow and his assistant coaches and how they utilize the current players. Coach Chow will be a great division 1 head college football coach as long as he has the right staff in place. If he doesn’t have that then it will have a ripple effect on the entire team and that will maybe the downfall for this program. I know he’s a stubbern old man and wants to stick to his guns, but you can’t fire your guns if you don’t have bullets in it and right now the way I see it, his bullets are still sitting on the shelf waiting to be reloaded and fired.

    Last night it seems as if the coaches we’re not on the same page. Saw them yelling at each other and it kinda rubbed off on the players as well.

    Sometimes change is good, but if change was made on something that really didn’t need fixing and the change made it worst, then maybe its time to change it back to the way it was.

    It’s like a new boss coming into your job and changing a system that you and your fellow employees have been use too, productivly and efficient for so many years and now we have issues that could jeopardize the future of the entire company financially for the year. I know its a process and it takes time to so called, “Rebuild, instill, and impliment”, but was it really that bad in the last 3 seasons under coach Mac? last year 6-6 one game shy of a bowl game? and the year prior to that coming off a Co-WAC championship season? compared to the status we are currently in? It’s only been half a season for 1st year head coach Norm Chow and yet the people of Hawaii have always been living on Hawaiian Time.

    Continue to grow and like my Portuguese aunty Nina would say, “Dunnfunnet! Hurry up and win some games!” LOL

  228. WarriorNY October 14, 2012 8:06 pm

    Coach Chow is prepping us for the big time. We just don’t have the players he needs for his offense to work. And the best players he’s had (Iosefa, Samia, entire d-line, has been hurt) I really think next year and 2014, we will win 10+ games.

    Next year probable starters…

    QB – Graham

    RB – Iosefa/Gregory

    WR – Stutzman, Harding, Gant,

    That is going to be a very talented group…

  229. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:06 pm

    227 . . . I agree with that. I think the team was too lackadaisical under Mac too.

  230. wowlaulau October 14, 2012 8:27 pm

    It is what it is, June Jones is gone, mac is gone ….. That is the past.

    If you experts feel that you know more than the players and coaching staff attend practice and yell what you post here …. No computer to hide behind … you can man up and let them know what you think face to face.

  231. ALOHA FREDDY October 14, 2012 8:29 pm


  232. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:29 pm

    oh my gosh, here we go

  233. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:29 pm

    my oh my gosh was intended for wowlaulau #231

  234. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:31 pm

    People are just having a discussion about what they think the challenges facing the team may be. Everyone is stating their opinions. No one has claimed to be an expert. Why do people get so defensive?

  235. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 8:33 pm

    wowlaulau relax bu get off of chows nuts and let the bloggers blog.

  236. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 8:40 pm

    it seems that folks on this BLOG can’t even discuss the team, unless it’s all thru rosy colored glasses. Everything has to be all one sided. This isn’t T-ball they are playing—geezuz!

  237. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 8:41 pm

    #231 alot of people blogging make alot of sense and they not the coach. but the coach no make sense some or most of the time.

  238. kev-1 October 14, 2012 8:49 pm

    manoa#1 ______________________________________________________ kev-1

    Just trying to distance myself from manoa#1

    no offense mr manoa 😉

  239. mo808 October 14, 2012 8:49 pm

  240. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 8:53 pm

    listen up, mo808 has something to say….. hehe

  241. diogenes sinope October 14, 2012 8:56 pm

    # 220 says: “First he says “shaddup” to haters and then he is back to his manoa1 character.

    The many faces of Steve Imai.”

    Strange, I thought he was SAWARRIOR or ALOHAFREDDY.

  242. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 9:02 pm

    242. you’re kitsunegari, go hunt some fox. lmao

  243. wowlaulau October 14, 2012 9:06 pm

    You guys are the experts, you can have your discussion with the coaches and players. You guys keep posting the same whine over and over and over. If it bothers you so much, let the coaches know face to face. That is what a person with integrity would do, not hide behind a computer screen….. It will also keep your spamming off of the blog …

  244. cocobean October 14, 2012 9:06 pm

    The future is not now. It’s next year and the years after. No more thinking just playing and reacting. No more men against boys matchups.

    The O line, the RBs and the LBs will be one year older and wiser. They’ll be the foundation Chow will build his program on.

    Wish we could win now but it seems Chow is determined to follow his own blue print. He must feel taking our lumps now in learning his system will have greater rewards later. He has his vision of what the program should look like and won’t deviate too far from what he thinks is the best way to get there.

    For now we’ll have trust he knows what he’s doing. Aside from lack of experience he knows what areas of the team he has to shore up with the recruiting process. A pass catching TE and a speedy receiver would do wonders for the O. A couple of run stuffing tackles and a hard hitting safety would do the same for the D.

  245. SteveM October 14, 2012 9:14 pm

    A blogger named SAWARRIOR was one of the first of ST’s bloggers in 2006.

    Just for verification and my curiousity… SAWARRIOR — what time is it right now in the city you resided in in 2007?

  246. kev-1 October 14, 2012 9:16 pm

    I don’t speak for anyone else on this blog but myself, kev-1. My comments are my own. I have consistently deferred to Coach Chow as the authority on coaching decisions. I have my opinions about certain things and have always written from the perspective of a fan frustrated with current results but hopeful for the future. I enjoy voicing my opinion as well as reading others.

    Moreover, I am not delusional enough to think that my opinion overrides that of a coach with years upon years of experience. I think there are some here that take it too far and insult, berate, and badger just for the sake of doing so. I also think that there are some here that are overly defensive regarding people’s opinions.

    I’m not hiding behind my computer or anything else. I have a screen name, therefore am anonymous. Just like you.

  247. manoa#1 October 14, 2012 9:19 pm

    watching the coaches show and robert kekaula needs to stop kissing chows ass.

  248. wowlaulau October 14, 2012 9:24 pm

    I think you mistake defensive with the same points are being made over and over and over by the same people. I understand for some of you this may be a large part of your life but try to understand that just because you can spend more time here does not mean that the same point needs to be repeated over and over and over. In most forums that would receive a spam warning from the moderators.

  249. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 9:24 pm


    October 14th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t speak for anyone else on this blog but myself, kev-1.

    You’re A-OK, kev-1.

  250. madeinhawaii October 14, 2012 9:31 pm

    I suppose if we gotta go “man up” and talk to the coach face-to-face, they should offer to put us on the same pay scale first. Our “advice” shouldn’t come cheap. Otherwise, if they don’t want to pay us, then simply take it as an open discussion.

  251. wowlaulau October 14, 2012 9:42 pm

    #251 what does pay have to do with it? lol, strange .. The question for you is, are you a whiner? or a person of action? if it bothers you so much, posting the same thing over and over and over on this blog won’t change anything. Living in the past wont change anything. Being a know it all won;t change anything ….. Instead of making assumptions(some were pretty ignorant) go to the source and get answers …

  252. Old School Dave October 14, 2012 9:44 pm

    #244- Good post Wowlaulau. Everyone, just go down to practice and go up to Coach Tuioti and say, “Eh coach, I get some advice for you about your linebackers………..” See what he says.

  253. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 9:53 pm

    244. you’re doing the exact same thing. Whining, whining, whining about your perceived “negative posters”, just because you don’t agree with what’s posted doesn’t make it negative.

  254. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 9:54 pm

    246. probably, 0328 about now…i would guess.

  255. obachan October 14, 2012 9:58 pm

    @226 Kev-1 That one left me scratching my balding head too. Almost like Kekaula aired those comments by the CSU coach hoping to get a reaction from Chow. Chow agreed with the comments but Kekaula failed to ask a follow-up question and just smiles with the coach. End result: coach doesn’t elaborate on his philosophy vs his actual practice and one wonders why Kekaula brought it up in the first place if he ain’t gonna pursue it. At that point, I switched the channel.

  256. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 9:59 pm

    When things are going good and ya’ll are posting positive things on here, please take time off to go down to the coaches office or practice field and approach coaches and players to transmit your gratitude and happiness.

    If ya’ll don’t do that, the happiness and positivity expressed on the blog won’t be very genuine and ya’ll should refrain from those types of posts.


  257. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:03 pm

    coach chow doesn’t explain much in his show. I like the way JJ and Tomey did things, talk about the highlights or low lights and explain what’s going on and what could have been done better. I felt better connected to the team back then.

  258. SteveM October 14, 2012 10:04 pm

    Thanks SAWARRIOR!

    Still there or have you moved since then?

  259. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:04 pm

    #226 Kev,

    When I was watching the McElwaine part I actually got wide-eyed thinking “Oh my, $*** is gettin’ real right now.” But then, well you know.

  260. westwind October 14, 2012 10:05 pm

    Did you notice how many open parking spaces there were at the stadium last night. Also, there were some vendors that did not open for business. A lot of people make their livelihood from UH football. With the lack of wins coupled with poor performance one can only imagine what the attendance will be for the next home game. I applaud the UH students that came out to support their team last night.

  261. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:08 pm

    259. i’ve moved, but can’t say where, wowlaulau might come and get me. lol

  262. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:10 pm


    I think he just wants to know what time it is wherever you lived before in 2006.

    He isn’t asking you where you currently live or even the name of the place you lived in. Just the time or even time zone like Central, Mountain, Eastern etc.

  263. WWF October 14, 2012 10:12 pm

    #134 You shaddup!

    I don’t know if you noticed, but we keep getting beat by teams with QB’s who can run . . . if our O-line cannot hold their blocks because they are young, or our receivers cannot get open or keep dropping the ball, then our QB should be allowed to run for his life, or at least ten yards in the right direction.

  264. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:15 pm

    263. yes, i know. I’m just playing. lol

  265. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:20 pm

    The frustration and anger is obvious. The coaches and players must feel what we feel x1000.

    Please just keep showing up to the games no matter how negative and skeptical you feel.

    We just gotta find a way. I think we will.

  266. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:21 pm


    So, what is the time or timezone?

  267. SteveM October 14, 2012 10:22 pm

    westwind — yes, I parked in the lower Halawa lot yesterday. Plenty of spaces at 3:15 pm. I was surprised to see that the upper lot was only 2/3 full. I was surprised to see the upper North mauka snack bar nearest me was closed. The two student sections appeared 1.5 full from my perch.

    SAWARRIOR — OK. Please email me if you are not back in Hawaii.

  268. SAWARRIOR October 14, 2012 10:22 pm

    read #255.

  269. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 14, 2012 10:23 pm

    Did you live in Chuuk? Jk.

  270. papajoe2 October 14, 2012 10:26 pm

    Anybody see Inside Weekend on KHON after the 10:00 news? Maybe wrong blog, but it was about a Gavin Smith, former Rainbow? Mysteriously disapeared leaving a wife and 3 sons.

  271. SteveM October 14, 2012 10:26 pm

    IWWTHM — at least I’m satisfied that SAWARRIOR is original blogger/real person and not a sock puppet. 😉

  272. papajoe2 October 14, 2012 10:28 pm

    Sorry, former Rainbow basketball player. I wasn’t paying attention while reading this blog but the name came up and caught my attention. Is that him?

  273. obachan October 14, 2012 10:37 pm

    yes papajoe2, sadly Gavin Smith who lit up some nets for UH in times past disappeared and has been missing from the S. Calif area for several months now.

  274. papajoe2 October 14, 2012 10:39 pm

    Thanks obachan. I remember him hitting a turnaround 30 footer while falling down.

  275. Grandma Grammar October 14, 2012 11:01 pm

    Its been researched by many that writing in all CAPS IS PERHAPS THE MOST DIFFICULT READING.

    Its been researched by many that besides writing in all CAPS the second most difficult reading is when one does not use paragraphs to separate different subjects, topics, persons, and the like. After awhile people just stop reading such irritating readings.

    So for those of you who do that, well, too bad that what you have to say is not being read at all by many of us here.

  276. al October 14, 2012 11:07 pm

    well it was an exciting game last night.

    yes, we still made some critical errors.

    we still misfired on several key plays that could have turned the game around.

    however, i did like the fact that we made a huge effort in the second half.

    we were a half yard short on the fourth down play.

    we were two false starts away from momentum taking us to the end zone.

    we were slightly overthrown from hitting a wr in stride from paydirt.

    yup, we moved the ball but we didn’t make the big plays and weren’t disciplined enough to sustain momentum.

    we were that close really.

  277. kev-1 October 14, 2012 11:15 pm

    btw . . . why wasn’t that pop on D. Bright not flagged for unnecessary roughness? I saw the highlight on the coaches show tonight, and it sure looked like the defender launched and led with his helmet. The direct contact pushed his helmet halfway up his head.

  278. al October 14, 2012 11:26 pm

    qb situation…in all due respect for all the qb candidates.

    in the spring, chow gave graves every chance to win the job. he had the most reps at the get go.

    at the same time he gave all the other qb’s a chance to show who would be the leader of the pack. then, one of the potential starters ran aground with a dui, eliminating himself from competition.

    the one guy who really separated himself, by light years, from the rest of the qb’s was a redshirt transfer who would not be eligible this year. yes, light years separation. he is that good when compared to the rest. but, its “wait till next year” for him.

    at the end of spring and some rather sloppy play by all the returning qb’s the coach declares that higgins and graves were probably the top two. the starter yet to be determined. (note: the subliminal message here)

    later, a graduate transfer enrolls at manoa. during informal workouts one could tell that he had better stuff than the others. why would he be allowed here or approved? (note: another subliminal message) perhaps, the returning qb’ didn’t get it or don’t have it or “c. all of the aboved.”

    within days schroeder is named the guy. not a shock if you followed the bouncing ball from spring training or if you read the subliminal messages.

    what happened to the other qb’s is sad but such is life.

    now don’t get me wrong because i think graves is an outstanding individual. however, he did not fit the offense. even when he played under the run and shoot he would too often run before the shoot. that did drive rolo crazy, too. whether there is a back story to graves’ plight may only be answered by david himself because chow will not stoop low to divulge any of it to the general public (that’s class).

    i will not refute chow’s decision when it comes to qb’s. just look at his history and credentials. i think he knows a bit more than any of us when it comes to qb’s. chow along with tommy lee a former little all american and long time successful qb/offensive coach surely has more knowledge than any backyard coaches.

    …nuff said.

  279. Chicken Grease October 14, 2012 11:27 pm


    Japanese actress Rina Takeda (Karate Girl, High Kick Girl) was at the film festival at Dole tonight. She’s featured in Dead Sushi.


  280. al October 14, 2012 11:33 pm

    oh, so last night with 5 minutes left in the game the elder japanese couple starts to leave the game early (again). obvious season ticket holders as well.

    as the wife is about to pass in front of me she states, “we got to change the quarterback. schroeder no good.”

    i purposely do not move my feet so that i can grab her attention. then i say, “lady, its not the quarterback’s fault that the receivers drop passes. its not the quarterback’s fault that the receivers don’t get open. its not the quarterback’s fault that the lineman allow him to be rushed so often. its not the quarterback.”

    so then i move my legs so she can pass. she is silent upon reading my scowl. her husband gives me that “hey i am sorry look.”

    poor auntie has no clue about this game of football.

    (true story)

  281. al October 14, 2012 11:43 pm

    a chicken grease…for you. get your kicks.


  282. kev-1 October 14, 2012 11:53 pm

    wow al, give the old lady a hard time eh? at least you didn’t trip her.

  283. al October 15, 2012 12:00 am

    kev-1…sorry but, i hate when folks start putting the blame on young men and say things that they have no clue about.

  284. al October 15, 2012 12:01 am

    matty boy…thursday 1130 at the counter for first lunch. i gave you one raincheck before. not this time. be there.

  285. Chicken Grease October 15, 2012 12:09 am

    Hahahaha, hey, right on, al. That’s a good reel of her, thanks. Somebody who knew somebody who went to tonight’s HIFF Dead Sushi screening just told me about it and a Grease is sick that he missed it. Seems she did a karate demonstration (she knows it FOR REAL). And stayed for picture taking. [a Grease falls to knees and screams] NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! RINAAAAAAAAA!!!! WAIT FOR A GREASE!!!!!!!!

    And she yells back, “stop chasing me! DOHHHHHHHSH’TE omae hanasu kichgai desu ka???????”

    A Grease is going to a bunch of HIFF movies . . . this is the one I should’ve watched. She coulda’ signed my Karate Girl DVD. And a Grease could’ve also looked at her. 😛

    Yeah, agree w/kev-1 al, no geev the lady hahd time, hahahaha!

  286. Chicken Grease October 15, 2012 12:13 am


    October 15th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    kev-1…sorry but, i hate when folks start putting the blame on young men and say things that they have no clue about.

    Actually . . . this is true as well.

    Man. Work tomorrow and still up, hahaha.

  287. al October 15, 2012 12:19 am

    and its much later than the blog clock tells.

  288. Bryson October 15, 2012 12:20 am


    It’s not often I or any other bloggers disagree with you but in the whole SS thing I have to draw the line…The o-line was giving him ample time to throw but he continues to hold the ball and make things more difficult for himself and the recievers…You could tell he is inexperienced by what he did when he had a chance to scramble instead of running through the gap he ran smack into one of the New Mexico defenders…Okay the recievers did drop some passes but how many of his passes were either under thrown,Over thrown or throw no where near the direction of a reciever…I mean thank god New Mexico DB’s have no hands or else SS would have been picked off a few times…

  289. al October 15, 2012 12:40 am

    bryson…while that is true. but, when you look down the bench he is the best we got right now.

  290. al October 15, 2012 12:45 am

    did you count the number of times that he was dumped on his aXX?

    did you count the number of hurries?

    how about how often the pocket broke down?

    how about how often the receivers ran the wrong route?

    or the number of times no one was open?

    or the number of times the back missed his block?

    true. there was one play he should have run left for the first down.

    true. he should have audibled out of the dive play and did a qb sneak over his center and right guard on that fourth and inches when new mex left it uncovered.

    but, didn’t he execute that two minute offense really well?

    what would have happened had we not had two consecutive false starts?

  291. al October 15, 2012 1:01 am

    at least three passes were thrown to no man’s land because the receiver ran the wrong route.

    there were two sacks.

    two hurries recorded.

    and many near hurries

    and numerous knockdowns.

    anyway, i agree that a lot of passes were over or under thrown as i stated earlier. and i cringe each time he throws that hitch pattern. but, like i say he still is the best of what we have right now.

    i like shutter and maybe one game he will get the call. but, for now i am not one to say chow doesn’t know who our best qb is.

  292. mo808 October 15, 2012 2:37 am

    Good Morning Folks!

  293. mo808 October 15, 2012 2:39 am

    that rina takeda is an athlete and a beauty!

  294. wafan October 15, 2012 2:49 am

    Happy Monday!

    Well, seemingly for most of us . . .

  295. wafan October 15, 2012 2:49 am

    Hi mo!

  296. wafan October 15, 2012 2:50 am

    Bye mo!

  297. mo808 October 15, 2012 2:54 am

    nice article ST!

    i guess everything… including pre-game haka will be evaluated by coaching staff…so hopefully that can get the team to play better faster from the start of the 1st quarter.

    this next game will be very good! i liked seeing our younger players contribute! they will only get better with time!

  298. mo808 October 15, 2012 2:55 am

    have a good one wafan!

  299. mo808 October 15, 2012 3:11 am

    Reardon has a couple good articles today too…thoughtful reading!

  300. mo808 October 15, 2012 3:11 am

    okay time for more Zzzz

  301. d1shima October 15, 2012 6:06 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday addahknowsports!

  302. d1shima October 15, 2012 6:09 am

    Leave the vitriol, take the umbrella.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy. If you got the day off, enjoy it. Go Warriors!


  303. mo808 October 15, 2012 6:12 am

    Happy Birthday Wishes to addahknowsports!

  304. Pauoa Boy October 15, 2012 6:28 am

    Schroeder is the man with control of the ball. If we are to live and die with him so be it. I just want to see more improvement in his game. Everyone around needs to step up no doubt but the QB can make plays on his own when need be. That no huddle offense against NM was great because SS got the ball out quick, everyone was in sync to what was going on, and the ball was moving so fast NM couldn’t react in time. Not saying that’s what we need to do but it sure seemed like it was working nicely. In any case, the arguement to replace SS is a sour subject. He’s going to be the man barring any unfortunate circumstances. I just hope as a captain and leader he takes a step forward to rally the boys and get some respectability back to the offense. The defense is a whole issue within itself, but the team in general needs to do some soul searching, Seniors need to lead and not let the season go to waste. As a die-hard Warrior Football fanatic, this season has been more than gruesome to watch.

  305. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 15, 2012 6:36 am

    Whatever happened to the giant inflatable football helmet?

  306. Chicken Grease October 15, 2012 6:41 am


    October 15th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Whatever happened to the giant inflatable football helmet?

    Goners. Coach Chow Directive. Was kinda’ cheesy anyways.


  307. mo808 October 15, 2012 6:52 am

    a new dawn a new day hey!

  308. mo808 October 15, 2012 6:54 am

    hubs, happy birthday wishes to you today!

  309. Chicken Grease October 15, 2012 6:59 am

    mo808 Says:

    October 15th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    a new dawn a new day hey!

    This remark reminds a Grease of Red Dawn, heh. Remake is scheduled for release; this version, the Chinese and/or North Koreans are the invading party. For Communists, invading the U.S. is a party.

  310. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 15, 2012 7:05 am

    If anyone cares to know, the Warrior Walk was still successful. I got there a little earlier than I should have so I had to wait a while. There weren’t much people around so I was a little concerned that it might look thin when the players walked through. But as soon as the buses showed up, the crowd did.

    I remember hearing various announcements over the PA in the parking lot.

    Can they announce the arrival of the team and the Warrior Walk? Maybe an announcement 15 minutes before they arrive and a reminder of the walk would get more people to come down.

  311. Wes'side Warrior October 15, 2012 7:11 am

    Happy birthday, A-Sports!

  312. Kekoa October 15, 2012 7:15 am

    mo808 ~ It’s official? The hubs is authorized to celebrate one (1) seasoned citizen birthday on this day, so I say Unleash the Windward Warrior! and let him enjoy his day!

    Happy Birthday Hubs!…you da man! (Mo sed so).

  313. Chicken Grease October 15, 2012 7:15 am

    A Grease may or may have not been privy to operating in the Middle East at one time.

    Heh, the Aloha Stadium PA speakers have the romanticism and a delivery of those periodic prayers launched from a mosque’s speakers. Heh. Oh, those days.

  314. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 15, 2012 7:19 am


    It’s a thing of beauty. I remember Les Keiter doing the PSA too.

  315. Buffoman October 15, 2012 7:28 am

    With a week bye, the stuff here should be interesting. I bet by the end of the week we’ll be talking about other things like where to eat, argue about best buffet in LV, old stuff…you know important stuff.

    I will support the team, players and coaches. Frustrated, yes, disappointed, of course, second guessing, sometimes in weaker moments, but we have a leader and he is there for a reason.

  316. Bryson October 15, 2012 7:40 am


    I watched the offensive line all game just to make sure I was seeing everything that could possibly be a reason for those thing happening….And I Have to say the offensive line did a great job of the two sacks and two hurries out of 42 passing attempts showed the oline did their job….Of the near hurries and the times SS waa put on his a$$ don’t you think that maybe that could be attributed to SS holding on to the ball to long? I mean the oline can only protect for so long the pocket will eventually collapse…as for the recievers running the wrong routes that’s a possibility but then again there’s no way all of them ran the wrong routes on the same play and that’s what I was talking about earlier where SS stares down 1 wr and doesn’t go through his progressions…

  317. Buffoman October 15, 2012 7:46 am


    SS does have a tendency in times to stare down his primary. The times when he looks off the primary he appears more successful. This could be due to the fact that this is his only real game experience as a starting QB. I remember TC and Colt having those issues when they were in their first year, especially TC, but as they matured, the got a heck of a lot better.

    I believe SS needs to get this skill more sooner than later as his ball does not have zip like TC’s and is not as accurate as Colt.

    Oh, and he does at times hold on too long, probably due to staring down his target and waiting for a release.

    But what do I know.

    Would have been interesting if Cayman had not had his issues, but that’s water under the bridge as I agree with Al that for this offense, he is the next in line.

  318. diogenes sinope October 15, 2012 7:58 am

    #310 Chicken Grease: ” … Red Dawn … Remake is scheduled for release; this version, the Chinese … are the invading party.”

    Except in this version, they bring $$$ instead of weapons.

  319. diogenes sinope October 15, 2012 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday addahknowsports! Enjoy the day!

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