One of the concerns this season is the difficulty in simulating “game speed” in practices.
But in practices this week, the second-string units have replaced the scouts in replicating an upcoming opponents’ schemes. There also are more matchups between the first-team offense and No. 1 defense.
The reasoning is the so-called “good against good” sessions will provide quicker looks in practices. Faster is better, the theory goes.
The tweaks to practices might be helpful to a team that is trying to end a seven-game losing streak.
Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.
Guud idea to practice against the 1’s. Can insert scouts into line up here and there to check the development. Sometimes the scouts more hungry.
Will it be Kahuku….St Louis or Will it be Kahuku….Mililani
I think Kahuku..St Louis Final with St Louis winning the crown
I like the way Naeole is thinking and the changes he has made.
Another smart move by the Coach from Ka’a’awa. As Pops Leahey proclaimed: “IIIIIII LIKE HIM!!! .
Fear God – there are some really talented teams in the top tier HS ranks this year. Looking forward to some excellent playoff games.
Ground assault in the Headliner and Air attack /Ground assault in the night cap
Keep those flags in the pockets refs…not necessary to set a tone for the game.. let them play
The best game trophy in the entire college football. Hawaii vs. Fresno St.
Rather than scrimmage, I think the Boise model
repetition over and over, practice till you drop,
your plays. Then it all comes naturally.
Well, for the offense anyways.
aloha everyone !! funny how just a couple of moves get us all happy with the UH football team !! good job coach keep up the good work !! only one more thing we need to get Beau Reilly on the field !! 2 year on the sideline waiting to see what he has to offer !!
The only thing I will be looking for in the Mililani vs. St. Louis game is if a certain coach will be on the sidelines. 😉
Coaches have their favorites…Parents have their favorites…Bosses have their favorites
We all have our favorites
But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.
Hmm which sideline will this coach be on?
Coach should put on a helmet and jersey..maybe he can pass for injured player on the sideline. 🙂
Let’s go Warriors!
With you FearGod, Saints all the way!
Some possible assistant coaches will be coaching each other, as well 🙂
Me thought one could always make noise at a football game….until I was this report..
oh well, let’s make some noise!
Like that Russian comedian said, America what a Country…. Only in America
“good against good” in the 70’s
For MadDog50 it was Simeon Alo or Manny DeSoto or Dexter Gomes
For me it was Jeris White, or Harold Stringert, or Don Herrold, or Yasuo Yorita
To play the best you need to practice against the best
Mano y mano!
Drop the “Interim” from his title … give him a bigger budget
to get decent assistants … and turn him loose … GO ‘BOWS
If I’m not mistaken the Wahine volleyball team has 8 fab 50 players next year. Taylor, Higgins, Kahakai, Granato, Castillo, Mitchem and both incoming freshman. Magill also was one bit she’s not eligible. Back in the day they were lucky if they had 1. My question is what has changed? Did Shoji discover the secret to recruiting? If he did, can he pass it down to the football?
I work with a lot of St. Louis grads.
They’ll be impossible to deal with if the Crusaders beat Mililani.
Kahuku, for sure, will be there.
In a mild upset, I think Mililani wins.
Kahuku: state champs.
In retrospect, it seems like a fever dream that Cal Lee was actually coaching at Kalani.
I graduated from Kalani.
Nobody ever brought it to my attention that Coach Lee was a Falcon alumnus.
Perhaps this will now allow the team to better prepare for the upcoming opponent. Will we no longer hear the excuse about not being able to simulate speed in practice as the reason for the opponent’s running back running roughshod over the Warrior defense? This had to be the sorriest, ridiculous, no balls excuse I have ever heard from a Hawaii coach in over 40 years of UH football. And I been to almost all of the home games during this time frame.
The work place…where a lot of football talk happens …no worries,,,your friends will treat with kindness if that happens
Maybe it’s just me, but McKenzie Milton is the best player in the State. That doesn’t mean Mililani is going to beat St. Louis or Kahuku, but I like their chances as long as he’s playing. If he gets hurt again, then it’s another story. I have seen so many of his games the last 3 years and he’s gotten better every year, making plays, moving the chains, and scoring. If he played the entire game, Mililani could have scored 70 and 80+ points, maybe even 90 against certain teams. A lot of games, he played 3 quarters or even less. Coach Darren Hernandez is a believer too. And he also says Malepeai and Timoteo are beasts!!!!
Unfortunately, Mililani’s defense is not as good as last year in my opinion. They have lapses and gives up some big plays. But, Milton and company will just get the ball back and score on the next possession. I believe Coach York knows this and he will try his best to make sure his defense will play their best games upcoming. It will be a shootout tomorrow. Here’s my pick, Mililani 52, St. Louis 49. It should be one of the best games in years. June Jones and Rich Miano will be watching for sure. I’ll be watching too.
#22, Strange that we have more Fab 50’s now but had more national titles in the past!! I know the landscape has changed along with other factors.
Derek, you bring up an interesting question? In your era, who was the most dominating player in HS?
I’ll start us off– I come down to two guys, Boyd Yap, who one State title with two different teams, and was like poetry running. Or Nathan Fletcher, who was Kam Chancellor in high school, before Kam was ever born.
But, if we are talking “dominating” it was the kanaka from Waianae, he was 200 pound safety in HS, before folks even thought of such a thing. And he intimidated folks…..Fletcher was the man.
Also can’t forget about the addition of the 2 Canadian girls, who although isn’t included in the USA fab 50 list due to being from another country, both had garnered a lot of recognition and Canadian national rankings.
So for the next couple of years, we be looking SA-WEEET BABY!
worth a look i think Beau Reilly !! https://youtu.be/aCs_kSgT_w0
Boola: When Fletcher clotheslined Kamana early in the 1977 Prep Bowl … total intimidation, end of game, Waianae went on to win 28-7 or something like that.
I am with you that he is definitely worth a look.
Let’s RALLY 4 REILLY!
For the record just some name Levi, Paul Lee, Cliff LaBoy Randy Ingram, Dworsky and many others-I’m still not right!!!
The late Mosiula Tatupu was “the man” in the early 70s, locally. Back in the day, a friend told me to look out for this freshman running back on the Punahou JV, who scored something like 6 touchdowns in a game against Farrington. He said that he’s “pretty good.”
Saw Mosi at the original old termite football dome, and it was like looking at Mean Joe Greene, he seemed to a 28 year playing with school boys….
Nice one Clyde….people forget that JK (Kamana) was an all ILH flanker as a soph. For you kids, no slot back then—
I’m not sure how UH is favored against Fresno, even though Fresno sucks this year I have a feeling we’ll screw it up and losing is a habit. Hope they prove me wrong.
I can’t believe they never even gave him a chance… And if you look in the related video had Don’Yeh’s highlights too. Take it away Rap Reiplinger!!
I remember walking on the field at the old termite palace and was stunned to see Leroy Lavatai walking away from us. He had the biggest calves I have ever seen on a high school or any adult for that fact. I asked my friend if they had to cut the pants to get them over his calves and thighs. The guy had tree trunks and I don’t think he spent anytime in a weight room.
Mosi WAS 28 when he played against us in the ILH. Dude was a MAN!
I say Ikaika had enough practice and time at the helm…If Coach Jones is hired, I don’t see him being the starting QB in his system.
I don’t know what is going on…but it seems like with all the changes being made to the team…one that should definitely be made is a change in the QB position…and Woosley over Wittek is NOT a change it is just a continuance of last season.
These last few game they should let everyone who is on scholarship play and get some game experience…I bet you some of them if given the chance will not only go and play their hearts out but they might even surprise as well…I mean besides the redshirts, you paying for them to be here…LET EM PLAY….GUDFUNIT!
That’s right my braddah!! We got 3 games left. Nothing to lose already. I know many people have said this already, but I want to see Jason Muraoka and Pereese Joas get some reps. And Duke Bukoski, Keelan Ewaliko, Ryan Pasoquen, Andrew Ho at WR. Or anyone who can catch the ball for that matter!!
Blessingbird. Man among boys.
35. Mosi was the man; he was slightly older than some opponents’ players in the same class ?
Yes. Pereese. He makes plays.
Mosi was easy to spot in the huddle. Just look for the big guy.
Not all starters in practice produce on Game Day
It’s time to allow the role players playing time.
Role players might be baller’s on Game Day
Oh the guy I thought was just so impressive and totally dominated HS football, but was after my era (late 80s, I think) was Adrian Murrell. I think I saw him play 3-4 times, and he busted 200 plus yards in every game.
Folks couldn’t catch him, even with an angle and he was pretty powerful for his size…went on to I think an almost 10 year NFL career.
Kahuku’s Lakei Heimuli early 80’s
UH will prevail
1st team against 1st team risks injury but at this point it really doesn’t matter. Maybe if a 1st team player gets hurt the next guy up might be better, never know.
wittek has aspirations for an NFL career.
Somebody will take a look at him.
He’s got the metrics.
Heck, even Tim “What Were You Doing in Chinatown?” Carey got a NFL tryout.
I would love to see Pereese go out on a swing pattern and see his moves in the open field.
Also would like to see WR Ho given some playing time…I liked his focus and comments he made in the Star advertiser about how he prides himself on having good hands…and also how he’s always doing extra-curricular receiver drills using tennis and medicine balls…He must have skills because it has been several times I have read ST say that Ho has caught TD passes in practice, the latest one being a one handed grab for a 29 yard gain.
Good thing about Ho is that he is only a soph and will have 2 years in Coach Jones offense to make his name known.
52…”1st team against 1st team risks injury but at this point it really doesn’t matter. ”
First team against first team doesn’t risk any more injury than practicing against the reserves…Injuries is part of the game…A game that needs to be played and practiced against the best you got in order to become better…How do you expect to get better or help make the other starter on the other side of the ball better if you only go up against your lower level talent.
Amelia…do you think the NFL starters practice ONLY against their practice squad players?
My middle school and high school years 1961-68. The dominant players I remember were mostly offensive players. CharlieWedemeyer. Bob Apisa and Rockne Freitas top my list. Weedy was the Charlie football of his day, the politically incorrect term used by local sportswriters to describe Apisa was Samoan Strong Boy. He was bigger than most defensive players and faster to boot. At 6-6 Rockne was like Paul Bunyan in pads playing TE.
what happened to the running backs coach, he was removed from his coaching job and demoted to some kind of administrative job. What did he do to warrant this demotion and is there any repercussions regarding the coaches conduct?
#58 cocobean, Don’t forget big Jim Nicholson in both basketball and football.
Naeole is shaking things up to spark the team. He really believes his players are better than what the record says they are. What he’s asking them to do is to dig deeper and play harder.
I see the team as a man who’s been stuck in the desert without water for days. He’s too weak to walk so he’s crawling. In his mind he’s thinking he can’t go on any longer he has nothing left to give it’s better to stop and accept his fate. As he makes his way to the top of a dune he sees an oasis. Buoyed by this sight he miraculously staggers to his feet and jogs to the oasis. Naeole know his players can give more if they see there’s hope. They just need a spark.
Was Skippa Diaz dominant in high school?….I know he went on to play at Oregon State.
In a way…I think Naeole is not really shaking things up for the sake of trying to “spark” the team…I think he is making changes because the last HC was doing some stupid a$$ things…Naeole strikes me not only as a no nonsense guy…but also a guy with a lot of common sense.
Changes he is making should have been done from the beginning…and another thing about trying to “spark” the players…I don’t know about you, but I took him seriously when he said “that everyone better put in 100% or don’t let the door hit you on your way out.”
Again, I don’t think he is looking to spark the team…I feel he believes he doesn’t have to do that or waste his time in doing that…He is old school football, where toughness and hustle is to be shown at all times…or else go join the band.
Mosi was born on April 26, 1955. He was only 19 when he graduated from Punahou in 1974. Little Ed Kini was out playing Mosi when the Saints beat’um.
The next change that Naeole is going to make to toughen our kids up is to cancel all water breaks.
“Water breaks…we don’t need no stinkin’ water breaks…We neva have any water breaks when we were practicing and we still won championships.”
SO SUCK IT UP!
poke. Naeole is not the throw back you portray him to be. He talks a tough game but he tempers his actions with a pro style approach to practice. He knows the team is stuck in a rut. He’s doing what he thinks is the best way to do this. I call it providing a spark to get them moving forward.
61 waay back in the day, Skippa Diaz was once upon a time a history teacher at Mililani High School, before leaving for Farrington and making history. He was an assistant under head coach John Kauinana at Mililani. although we didn’t have the success Mililani has now, coach Diaz was sure a fiery coach and got the best out of the players at Mililani at the time.
I repeat, Cal Lee was a hell of a linebacker at Kalani. As tough as they come pound for pound. Kalani finally started to develop a pretty good team in those days. If it wasnt for President Kennedy’s assasination they would have played in the annual Turkey day bowl which was like a high school superbowl.
Yeah…I hear what you are saying.
I was not trying to portray him as a complete throwback…but I know that part of that old school football mentality is in him…I think his talk is tough because he wants to see toughness on the field.
If you look at the Air Force game…it was sad to see so many of our players giving up and going through the motions and I know that that pissed him off…Hence the naming of new team captains.
I think what he is doing is good…I believe that this weeks game being at home, against Fresno St along with his calling them out, especially with the captain changes…that combination should inspire our Warriors to bring home the win.
Cancel water break = put player health in jeopardy = lawsuit = fired from coaching.
No even think about no water break. To me…that is counter productive. You will have the players huffing and puffing and not playing to his fullest and prone to injury…..not to mention being unable think straight.
Have a feeling…only a feeling…they come and go…
Say before the High School games tomorrow it’s announced Hawaii signs J Jones as their New Head Coach for the 2016 Football season.(catches everyone off guard)
Think about the energy that would be buzzing around the state.
People talking about it at work. Radio station phones ligthing up and people tuning into the local sports news cast.
Aloha Stadium the fans are all pumped up
Timing at it’s Best 🙂
Okay! goodnight I’ll sleep on that one
Kahuna…take it E-Z my friend….You must be a young guy or you didn’t play football “back in da day” in Hawaii to relate to what I said….It was a memory from da past.
What I said about the no water breaks was just some “old school thing” which a lot of the old school guys in this blog most likely can relate too…No water breaks was a common thing “back in the day” used by rugged coaches who wanted to instill toughness in their players…or to penalize piss poor play.
That kind of thing went out the door back in the early 90’s, I believe, as pop warner players from the mainland were dropping dead of heat strokes….Since then, frequent water breaks were made mandatory on all levels of the game.
It was just a reference to bring back some memories for the older guys who played under this type of thing…which, surely won’t ever happen again in today’s world.
Funny thing about water breaks is because they were given so infrequently “back in da day” …that when we players finally could drink water from the hose, we would drink so much that we became so sluggish and water log that we couldn’t play hard at all….All we wanted to do was not move…LOL.
So Kahuna…PLEASE DO NOT WORRY….No way in Hell will there ever EVER be no water breaks for our players….EVER!….TRUST ME!….LOL!
You getting itchy my friend…Me too!…LOL.
Mid-December when Jones is announced as the new HC cannot come fast enough.
And…the off-season until the first game is going to be a looog wait…But I believe we as a state will be pumped up and super excited about it…To bad we are opening our season at Meeechigan.
Damn we need to stop scheduling this kind of games until we get our “mojo” back…We need positives right now and that means, WINS!
Scheduling the likes of Ohio St, Wisky and Michigan does us no good right now…JMO.
I believe that our Warriors we be able to beat Fresno State this Saturday…Cover the spread in the process…I really don’t know.
I simply can not stand Woosley at QB…he is not a game changer…he is not someone who we can hang our hats on….He already had his chances many many times.
Bottom line is that I am sick of seeing him at the most important position on the field…He is not the answer and he is not an exciting or quality QB…And he does not have that winning confident swagger that you want in your QB…He’s a nice guy, but we don’t need nice guys at the QB position….We need QB’s with an attitude and skills to get us wins….Blame the receivers all you want…but even if they caught everything, we would still lose with Woosley at the helm.
Let’s give Reilly a chance…We redshirted him last season and he has now been here 2 years…WTF is he here for….give him a chance to show what he is capable of doing…Is he here just to be a scout team QB?
If we win the last 3 games with Woosley at the helm….SO WHAT!…Big damn deal…Even with that, I promise you that he will NEVER be a starter in Jones offense.
It is time we look to the future and it is with Reilly for now…until Zwahlen or even McKenzie takes over….Enough with Woosley already!…There is nothing exciting about him at QB.
If I get my Hail Mary wish, I think Woolsey would run the triple-option better than Glenn Freitas, who once lost at UTEP when UTEP was UTEP.
I think the final score was 12-10.
At the time, it was Hawaii’s most embarrassing loss of all-time.
But for Reilly and Zwahlen’s sake, I hope June Jones returns to the fold.
Garrett Gabriel, however, wasn’t a natural option quarterback.
The change in practice regimen should put an edge on both sides plus it sort of brings the units together. I sort of expect UH to come out fast on both sides unless apathy creep is advancing. That being said it could be present on both sides of the ball. In reality with a chance for a win and being at home I expect us to take advantage of the opportunity. There is enough decent young talent that wants to play no matter what and I think we might see some folks in the game we have not seen before-hopefully JV. If you see some different personnel in the backfield from time to time it will clarify the recent coaching reassignment. We have played poorly on both side of the ball in about 6 snaps in each of four games separates 4 wins from 4 losses. Granted there was more but really the total is minimal. Just no big plays on D and score 28 on O. Looking forward to smiles after this one-
I was a benchwarming center for Cal Chai back in the the day. Played just a couple of plays on defense.
One of those plays, I was the first to hit Mosi. It literally felt like a ton of bricks. Knocked the wind out of me and showed me stars I had never seen before. He dragged me for the first down before the real Warrior defenders mobbed him and took him down.
I was underneath him at the bottom of the pile, wondering if the ambulance would cart me off the field. After the half dozen other Warriors got off the pile, it was just he and I at the bottom. Before my team mates could pick me up, he popped up, grabbed the front of my jersey with one hand and stood me up. He gave me a pat on the behind and said “Nice tackle brah!”
I trotted off the field straight back to bench.
Aside from being a genuinely good guy, Mosi was a hell of baseball and basketball player too – ILH all star in in each sport.
Those were the days where he, Boyd Yap and Adrian Murrel among others, defined greatness as running backs.
This playoff day, I believe we are seeing more talent in the HS level than we have seen for a number of years. We also bear witness to the rise of some truly excellent HS coaching staffs. It’s a great day for football.
Tomorrow will be a great day for Warrior football.
Ed Kini, now that’s a name I have not heard in a while….I am not sure if Ed was better tearing up the backfield in the 70s, or being the man in Waikiki in the 80s. His crew use to be most of Kalapana (Mackey Feary, et al) and boy, they had a good time….
Mosi ran at you, around you, and through you. Kini was the kind of back where if you blinked, he would be at the second and third level. A lot of plays, he would go straight up the middle and be gone in a flash.
I think the ILH that year had a handfull of eventual NFL players.
Friend told me that one day Mosi was off to baseball practice and saw some guys on the track team throwing the shot put. Mosi asked if he could give it a try, and he threw it well over 50 ft. like it was nothing. The State record was 57 ft. At that time. Happy that Mosi was successful at USC. There weren’t many local boys playing at “big time” schools at that time. I never could understand his detractors saying that he’d never play at USC and would be back home at UH in a couple of years.
Here’s hoping the Warrior faithful go out and support the Warriors tomorrow. Even though both teams are struggling big time it reminds me of the recent. Charger/Bear game Monday night. Two two win teams battling it out till the end. I thought entertains game.
The next regime is really charged with not so difficult task-
Put exciting/entertaining product on field
Create buzz around some marquee players-they have one now in KT
Get season ticket holders up 10-to 20% from current levels(would love more but reversing the trend)
Get 25 to 27k in the seats per game next year. Was told by was told by RBV directly that at 27k we are in good shape. The heck with that shoot for 30k plus!
Get out and work the community and campus and get involvement and support.
Really season ticket holders at 20k or more and attendance at 25’to thirty would be the envy of most MW and MAC level teams-think big and be positive, have a vision and go get it done!
For now I will settle for a long awaited victory this weekend and support for these kids program and State-Go Warriors!!!!!
Did mosi win an ILH Championship in football? I think Iolani won it one year and St Louis another year that he played.
…and Let’s Go Bows. Da Rally Cap is ON!
Great sports weekend in Hawaii. Hi School semis and Bows BBall. Then Football tomorrow. Is it true that there is no coverage for Wahine VBall? Not even radio?
Great Aloha Friday to all from Paradise…
UH coach reminds me of the Pillsbury Doughboy…
Or a big teddy bear.
That was a good story to tell. I’m excited to watch tonight’s games too. Now, if only we could get those top players to stay home…
Howzit 3-Prong. You can watch the games on Big West TV.
Here’s the link.
Come to think of it, Joe Onosa, running around in the Pac5 backfields, was pretty dominating, all 245-250 pounds of him, in the early 80s.
Onosai—damn, typing on the train.
Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.
boola…typing on a train?….one day….we going get one choo choo train too.
one coach said the entire 1st team defense for Kahuku going be playing D1 football somewhere…wow!
boola. Another well known Onosai back in the day was Onosai Tanuvasa. Another stud during that time was Arnold Morgado who banged heads with Gary Campbell from St. Louis quite a few times.
Mahalo seewhy for the link.
Coco–know them both. I played with Watson (his brother) at UH–really good guy, but had some major injuries that his career never panned out. Arnold married an Aiea girl, Karen Yano, if I am not mistaken who was UH Homecoming Queen way back in the day…..Arnold had a nice career with KC.
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