Offseason is on

There is the Gregorian calendar, of course, and the Chinese calendar. But we all know the most important is the football calendar.

Tomorrow is the first day of the football year. That’s when the offseason conditioning program officially begins for the Rainbow Warriors under the direction of strength/conditioning coach Gary Beemer.

There are sessions available at 6;30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Session assignments are usually based on class schedule. (All but two UH scholarship players are enrolled in one of ย the three summer-school sessions.)

In the afternoon, the players are free to conduct their own unsupervised workouts.


  1. 1 May 26, 2014 7:44 am


  2. Shoko May 26, 2014 7:47 am

    Hope the quarterbacks and receivers are out there during the unsupervised workouts to build some chemistry.

  3. Shoko May 26, 2014 7:47 am

    P.S. 2

  4. Ipu Man May 26, 2014 7:49 am

    Happy New Year!

  5. Shoko May 26, 2014 7:57 am

    Former four-star Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues will reportedly transfer to San Diego State. Was he one of Chow’s mystery quarterbacks?

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid May 26, 2014 8:27 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mornin’ IM and Shoko. How y’all doin this fine day? And how are you Stephen? Feeling better, I hope!

  7. koakane lp5 May 26, 2014 8:28 am

    aloha 808 hello how youuuuu

    less we forget let’s give thanks to all that serve or served in the military past, present and future

    have a good day yu’all

  8. Da Punchbowl Kid May 26, 2014 8:30 am


    Work hard Warriors – this is the time when championships are won – in the weight room and on the field.

    I am soo excited to see what Coach Beemer’s program will produce this summer.


  9. Da Punchbowl Kid May 26, 2014 8:32 am

    Mornin’ KK. We fine, how youuuuu?

    Mahalo to all active military and vets everywhere.

  10. Jellybean May 26, 2014 8:32 am

    I surely hope the players weren’t waiting for the “official off-season” to start in order to stay in condition. Boys should’ve been hitting the weights after the football season ended.

  11. tommui May 26, 2014 8:36 am


    And thank you for our military and veterans – and all those that have served our country, lest we forget.

  12. Stephen Tsai May 26, 2014 8:38 am

    Word on the street is quarterback Eric Prater has been lighting it up in unofficial/unsupervised workouts.

  13. bowwar May 26, 2014 8:48 am

    ST: Somebody will need to light things up at QB or it will Bea awfully long FB Season! Happy Memorial Day Tsaikos!

  14. kimo browner May 26, 2014 9:01 am

    Best wishes to the rainbow warriors. Work hard.

  15. nutmegger May 26, 2014 9:04 am

    All vets deserve our thanks and unending support. Fix the damn VA!

  16. NorthShoreFan May 26, 2014 9:14 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    drying out today…also a day for reflection and THANKS….to all who has made a difference in our lives….

    IMUA WARRIORS!…success starts today!

  17. boya_jr May 26, 2014 9:47 am

    I watched Eric Prater’s highlight video a few days ago again. Can’t wait to see the guy throw the ball around.

  18. SteveM May 26, 2014 10:13 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy (football) New Year!

  19. A-House May 26, 2014 10:25 am

    I know American New Year and Chinese New Year, but football “new year” – me no sabe!

    like the military, training should never stops – there may be “lulls”, but never stop — classroom or field training or exercises or mental preparation or whatevers.

  20. A-House May 26, 2014 10:33 am

    memory, memory on the wall why is Prater on the ball?

    let’s see – the walk-on QB who was in the military and designated 2014 “scout team QB”?

    will he be like a “driving range golfer”? fantastic drives until he/she goes on the golf course or will he be al’s “holy grail”?

    al, have you ever defined/described/set criteria what your “holy grail” is?

    like Coach Chow — he kept mentioning the “it factor”, but I must have missed is definition of “it” {pun}

  21. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 11:13 am

    B”It”…….maybe Bill Clinton can define….with help from congress…”It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”

  22. whitey May 26, 2014 11:56 am

    sa trojan, did you mean B”it”e?? or Bl–“It”

  23. Stephen Tsai May 26, 2014 12:38 pm

    Am I the only one giddy about free parking today?

  24. kawika49 May 26, 2014 12:44 pm

    ST: You when Porget the tide calendar.

  25. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 12:50 pm

    no whitey was just typo…he he…me go eat poi n portuguese sausage n lomi salmon…and was in rush n no ‘proof’ actually me went punahou…cant you tell how me write he he he

  26. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 12:51 pm

    monica is the ‘bl’ er…he he

  27. whitey May 26, 2014 1:03 pm

    sa trojan, back to fuud.

  28. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 1:14 pm

    yea..have a nice memorial day there…

    used 2 be a nice celebration when ‘eddie tam’ was
    mayor there driving around in his ‘caddy’

  29. 3-Prong May 26, 2014 1:17 pm

    Just left Veterans Cemetary in Kaneohe to visit Dad. Flags flying and grave sites honored with flowers……beautiful.

    ……oh, and Surf and Turf at Dean’s waz winnah as always.

  30. whitey May 26, 2014 1:26 pm

    sa trojan, i understand that they are going to do major repair work at the veterans cemetary in makawao. long overdue.

  31. whitey May 26, 2014 1:29 pm

    3 prong, just got a text from my classmate that they evacuated their home on Funny River road, but was able to get back today. fire is still not under controlled, but so far it looks like no loss of property or lives.

  32. Inyoface May 26, 2014 1:48 pm

    Prater seems to be a stay in the pocket type of quarterback. Might be in the mix in fall.

  33. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 2:02 pm

    me have a brother up there whitey WW II glad to hear that..

  34. whitey May 26, 2014 2:23 pm

    sa trojan, i still remember as a very small kid, my dad took me to wells and high street intersection (old court house in wailuku) to watch a military parade. the only thing this parade had no band, but trucks carrying coffins draped with the american flag. i still can picture this as i don’t know how man trucks passed, but it was a long procession. to all those who was buried that day, i am truly sorry for not understanding what it was about, but it is something i always think of on this special day for our fallen heroes.

  35. whitey May 26, 2014 2:24 pm

    back to gardening.

  36. 3-Prong May 26, 2014 5:09 pm

    whitey: Google Mapped Funny River Road and its only 5 miles upstream from the lodge we fish.

  37. whitey May 26, 2014 5:31 pm

    3 prong, have your friends check out Peninsula Clarion which is the newspaper for the Kenai area. They have the latest updates of fire direction and evacuation routes. Hope nothing happens to your lodge or anybody/property in that area.

  38. whitey May 26, 2014 5:38 pm

    3 prong, the only markers i have read about is marker 103-109 on Sterling hwy is open. I have no idea where that is. Last update I saw was dated 12:55 pm, today.

  39. al May 26, 2014 5:41 pm

    20…i am not helping you on this one.
    prater just got here, so, no way he was on the scout team. i’ll let you figure thus out on your own.
    it will be good exercise for the cranial matter.

    holy grail…you will know when the next one comes along.
    we had one 7-8 years ago. unfortunately he fell off his horse,.

  40. al May 26, 2014 5:42 pm

    watching the memorial day concert at the capitol brought tears to all of us last night.

    God bless America!

  41. whitey May 26, 2014 5:47 pm

    al, how true!!!!

  42. al May 26, 2014 6:21 pm

    whats up whitey.
    have you recuperated enough to hit the gc?

  43. whitey May 26, 2014 6:25 pm

    al, coming ova next week. will text you.

  44. 3-Prong May 26, 2014 6:27 pm

    Thanks whitey, will pass on info…..

  45. al May 26, 2014 6:28 pm


  46. Sofaking_blk May 26, 2014 6:35 pm

    Whoever is our starting QB this year will have to earn it. Chow cant afford to just hand the job away this year or we’re in real trouble.

  47. whitey May 26, 2014 6:50 pm

    and if i hurry, i going be in the top 50

  48. whitey May 26, 2014 6:51 pm

    sa trojan, wea u????

  49. whitey May 26, 2014 6:51 pm

    ok, going in stealth mode and sneak in at 50

  50. whitey May 26, 2014 6:52 pm

    hawaii 5-0

  51. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 8:10 pm

    what does ur garden grow there ?
    sumthing to smoke…..
    or sumthing to eat…? ?

    you spend a lot of time cultivitaing ? ? he he

  52. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 8:11 pm


  53. oldtimer808 May 26, 2014 9:19 pm

    I watched Eric Prater’s videos. He is mature, tough and has a quick release and appears to be very accurate. This walkon may surprise everyone and looks to be a sleeper. His arm strength is impressive and can fling that pigskin. I guess we will know more when fall camp rolls around.

  54. whitey May 26, 2014 10:04 pm

    sa, flowers

  55. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 10:16 pm

    awww ok…protea ? …you kula huh…

    kennth kong class mate

  56. st. anthony trojan May 26, 2014 10:39 pm

    OT 808…while just being in a branch of military service is a plus 4 manhood n leadership skills…surely having training in us army special forces…has to be a major plus factor in
    his pursuit of football….how that would manifest into his endeavor to play qb…will be
    “very interesting”… wish him well..

  57. tanman May 27, 2014 6:22 am


    Based on your experience and your observation, how are our QBs this year vs last year so far? Last year, everybody was banking on Graham, with Schroeder as backup. This year, all we heard was Higgins and Woolsey are in competition with Graham recovering. Even though we have bigger receivers, more experienced tight-ends, improve offensive line, we still need a QB who is accurate but not holding on to the ball too long. Are these QBs there yet?


  58. d1shima May 27, 2014 6:45 am

    Great Morning All!

    According to my calendar, no hanahana today! ๐Ÿ™‚


    How’s the rain on Maui today?

    Erryboddy else,

    Have a terrific day!

  59. whitey May 27, 2014 6:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and d1. No rain on Maui, only sunshine.

  60. NorthShoreFan May 27, 2014 7:27 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….bootiful day.

    hi hoe hi hoe off to weed I go…

  61. Ipu Man May 27, 2014 8:47 am

    UH needs a Bret Farve type of guy. Laid back, sense of humor
    and a strong arm.

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