Sunday ramblings


Because of the quirk in the schedule — the opener was this past Thursday — the Rainbow Warriors treated yesterday as a “Monday,” which meant meetings, video studies and 45 minutes of  field work that involved mostly conditioning drills. (They did not practice on Friday, which was treated as a “Sunday,” and won’t practice today, because, well, it’s really Sunday and the NCAA requires a mandatory day off each week.)


One of the running back drills involved quick cuts. It doubled as a way to determine the health status of Joey Iosefa’s rehabilitated left foot. Iosefa said he did well, while acknowledging it was just a test and not the “real deal.” His availability remains in question for Saturday’s road game against Oregon State.


It also is hoped left tackle Sean Shigematsu will be ready. He has a bone bruise on his right ankle. But the condition does not require crutches or a medical boot, just a lot of teeth grinding. He’s expected to play. But Plan B is Mike Milovale moving to left tackle and Frank Loyd Jr. playing right tackle. Both did well at those positions against USC.

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Offensive lineman Sully Wiefels is seeking a release from his football scholarship to transfer to a junior college. He cited personal and family reasons in his request. He was on the 64-player roster that checked into a Waikiki hotel on the eve of the USC game. The UH coaches were alerted to the request on Thursday, the day of the game, and he then was placed on the inactive list.

* * * * *

The New York Jets claimed former UH running back Alex Green on waivers.


  1. Mano1 September 1, 2013 8:17 am

    ONE !

  2. Mano1 September 1, 2013 8:18 am


  3. Mano1 September 1, 2013 8:20 am

    THREE…Eh….this is too easy….anyway..get healthy and Sync up on the offense and we should be in business.

  4. Ipu Man September 1, 2013 8:20 am

    Go Alex Green!

  5. azwarrior22 September 1, 2013 8:23 am

    Beat the Beavs !

  6. kev-1 September 1, 2013 8:24 am

    Greg Salas to the Eagles practice squad. I thought he wasn’t eligible, but he is.

  7. WarriorNY September 1, 2013 8:24 am

    GL to Alex! I hope Mike Edwards can get a spot on the practice squad…

    Such a strange time for Sully to transfer. And good luck to Grimes taking a shot at WR…

  8. kev-1 September 1, 2013 8:26 am

    Can UH start to deny these scholarship releases? I know it wouldn’t necessarily benefit the team in terms of replacing the scholie, but maybe it will stop kids from being so quick to do it. It seems to happen a lot here. Or is it a common occurrence at programs across the country?

  9. kev-1 September 1, 2013 8:27 am

    Wow! Did Grimes fall that far on defense? Or is there a real hope he can help as a receiver?

  10. Ipu Man September 1, 2013 8:29 am

    I’d like to see Grahm lateral the ball then run out to receive a pass.

    But who could pass it to him?

  11. nanakuli September 1, 2013 8:35 am

    Eastern Washington showed what a mobile QB can do. That was the difference in their win over OSU. I wish Graham uses his quick feet.

  12. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 8:35 am

    Not sure if Grimes fell behind or Bowens ascended rapidly.

  13. Warrior Dave September 1, 2013 8:36 am

    So glad that Green and Salas fortune homes. Hoping something comes up for Edwards soon.

    Heal up Warriors!!! We’re going to need everyone back.

  14. kapakahi September 1, 2013 8:37 am

    Too bad about losing OG Wiefels.

    Kinda thought that it was strange when I saw that Wiefels wasn’t dressed for the SC game……hanging out with the other OL (Dew, Sai, Hollis) who didn’t dress either……considering that he was listed as the back-up RG (behind Lefotu).

    Noticed that only 9 OL (Shigematsu, Afusia, Clarke, Lefotu, Loyd, Milovale, Koloamatangi, Griffin, Urban) dressed for the SC game. Dejon Allen dressed and warmed up with the DL.

    Hopefully OL depth doesn’t become an issue this season…..with CWM and Loeffler now medically retired. No doubt that CWM would’ve been in the 2-deep at OG otherwise.

  15. Bowwar September 1, 2013 8:39 am

    Losing Sully hurts the depth…Hopefully, we have more in reserve, as there will be injuries during the course of the year.

    Grimes belongs on the defense…I don’t see him cracking the offensive lineup anytime during the year.

  16. kapakahi September 1, 2013 8:40 am

    Bowens spelled Ne’Quan……so might’ve ascended past fellow true frosh CB Anthony Pierce.

    Grimes was listed as a back-up to Maggitt…..who never left the field.

  17. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 8:41 am

    Aloha all–

    Some good news on some ex-warriors….yeah, Green and Salas ( And I apologize as the way I read the eligibility per the the following: The rules for eligibility for the practice squad are as follows (via the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement):

    (a) The Practice Squad shall consist of the following players, provided that they have not served more than two previous seasons on a Practice Squad: (i) players who do not have an Accrued Season of NFL experience; and (ii) free agent players who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during their only Accrued Season(s). An otherwise eligible player may be a Practice Squad player for a third season only if the Club by which he is employed that season has at least 53 players on its Active/Inactive List during the entire period of his employment.

    Nonetheless, good news for him…..

  18. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 8:44 am

    From what I understand, there is a medical condition with Winchester-Makainai in which he puts himself at some risk for a serious injury if he were to get hit the wrong way. The coaches like him — heck, everybody likes the guy — but there were concerns about the potential physical consequences. Also, UH still has available scholarships for non-initials, so it wasn’t as if his football scholarship was given to another player.

  19. AllG September 1, 2013 8:47 am

    I really think we should put Griffin and Koloamatangi in at the two tackle spots and Milovale back to guard. Those two have the most potential out there and I can’t imagine them doing worse than our current oline?? Atleeast they have size and could probably move some people in the run game. I must not have been watching the same game but did not think Loyd showed very well. I know what they are talking about when they were saying he needs to add a nasty side. Never seen a olinemen that looked so timid and like he didn’t want to hurt the other team. Nothing against him personally, he is probably a good person and I wish him the best, but I don’t think he should be in the starting lineup.

  20. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 8:47 am

    Grimes was listed on the two-deep chart, but in practices, he was not on the second team. In practices, Brian Clay, Barry Higdon and Anthony Pierce rotated as the fourth corners.

  21. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 8:49 am


    They want Griffin and Koloamatangi to seize jobs. There are some things that need to be worked on for that to happen.

  22. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 8:50 am

    If anything, both would be really good blocking tight ends, if UH needed to shore up the edges.

  23. Old School Dave September 1, 2013 8:52 am

    Too bad about Wiefels requesting his release. Read that the coaches believed that if he’d remain at his JUCO his second season, UH would not have a chance of signing him. Regardless, hats off to Dejon Allen for being the team player that he is, now going back on the O-Line. I’d like to see him play.

  24. AllG September 1, 2013 8:53 am

    They should definitely give them some live game action to see what they can do! Are they worried they would lose confidence against these PAC 10 D lines?

  25. kapakahi September 1, 2013 8:54 am


    Your understanding is correct. I know the family.

    Nice humble kid. Hopefully his physical condition doesn’t prevent him from free diving……which is his passion.

  26. AllG September 1, 2013 8:56 am

    ST are they struggling at pass blocking or run blocking? Funny that O Line is the only position that a Norm Chow recruit has yet to crack the starting line up going back to last year.

  27. Old School Dave September 1, 2013 9:05 am

    Live game experience is the best kind of experience. OSU’s defensive front is has been a preseason concern for the Beavers. EWU was able to run on them. OSU losing three JUCO D-Linemen signees who failed to qualify over the summer, was a major blow.

  28. papajoe2 September 1, 2013 9:06 am

    Good morning everybody!

    I had to look outside to see if I’m still in Hawaii. The headlines and whole front page in the Sports Section was about a game that had teams in South Carolina, and not even from Hawaii too.

  29. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:07 am


    ST is being very diplomatic.

    The reality is……that both Griffin and Koloamatangi…..especially Griffin……were consistently being beat in Fall Camp one-on-ones by Malepeai, Woodard, Yap, and Tepa. Loyd was more consistent at OT in practice…..other than Shigematsu and Milovale.

    Gotta admit that Griffin has some nastiness…..that Loyd doesn’t have…..’cuz he always played past the whistle (i.e., tried to start a fight)… 2 instances that I saw where he got manhandled by Malepeai…..then Tepa.

    Naeole is playing the OL players that have performed consistently better in practice…..not just because they have nice measureables and look good getting off the bus.

    As ST stated, both Griffin and Koloamatangi…..especially Griffin…..have some things that need to be worked on.

  30. tommui September 1, 2013 9:08 am


    I stated it before, but about 50% of marraiges today ends up in divorces.

    Amazing considering the time spent in courtship.

    Yet we expect coaches to make great selections of football linemen with one or two personal visits and watching film?

    Heck, Ms Lohan looks goof on film but …

  31. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:11 am


    Even Frank Sr. wants Frank Jr. to play a little meaner.

  32. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:18 am

    Gotta remember that Griffin is a converted basketball player……who probably didn’t do any serious weight training ’til now… gonna need to hit the weight room hard to improve his upper body strength.

  33. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:26 am

    With Naeole at the helm, feel better about the OL developing as a cohesive unit.

    However JMHO that still gotta give some credit to Gordy Shaw for recruiting Shigematsu, Afusia, Clarke, Lefotu, and Loyd.

  34. Old School Dave September 1, 2013 9:36 am

    I was impressed with Marcus Malepeai’s effort and performance against USC.

  35. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:40 am

    I’m with you about Malepeai.

    Marcus, Moses, and Saui were mauling the SC center and guards.

  36. AllG September 1, 2013 9:42 am

    29. Thanks for the update! Griffin from what it sounds does need more time and maybe we should think of redshirting. But I think we should maybe let Koloamatangi play already and ride or die with him. He is the future and you can’t teach experience so let him start gaining some experience. From his highlight real he definitely seems to have that nastiness you want in a OT. Even Shigematsu was getting beat quite often while he was in there so it’s not like the starters don’t need a lot of work themselves.

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  39. Bigislandkurt September 1, 2013 9:46 am

    BEAT the BEAVES…..said Eastern Washington!


    Our boys better be ready. We gonna have some mad beavers on our hands.


  40. AllG September 1, 2013 9:46 am

    I think we were all presently surprised by Malepeai’s performance. DT seems to be a much better fit for him and his quickness in there is paying dividends for our D. But as I said last year and same holds true for this year, Moses Samia is the most important player and key to our defense success this year. We need to keep him healthy!

  41. el burro sabio September 1, 2013 9:47 am

    Kapakahi, could Griffin play guard?

  42. oneseason September 1, 2013 9:53 am

    Interesting comment after yesterday’s UW 38 – Boise State 6 game: basically said that last season, the Huskies tried to combine the pro style and up-tempo offenses (which seems to be what Coach Chow is looking to do), mixing and matching through-out the games. This season, UW says they are going up-tempo all the time. With 52 plays in the first half and 85 total against Boise State, it seems they can do it. Whether it will be successful for the rest of the season will be interesting to watch.

  43. kapakahi September 1, 2013 9:54 am

    #36. AIIG,

    Koloamatangi seems more comfortable in his pass pro sets at LT…..than at RT, whereas Frank Jr. is more comfortable in their pass pro sets at RT……than at LT.

    Hoping too that Koloamatangi can get more comfortable at RT…..since JMHO that the real future at LT is Elijah Tupai. JMHO that if not for his shoulder injury that is causing him to redshirt his true frosh season, Tupai would otherwise already be in the 2-deep at LT.

  44. kapakahi September 1, 2013 10:00 am

    With his height and length, Griffin is strictly an OT.

    Playing against bigger & stronger interior DTs would work against one of the areas that he needs to improve……upper body strength.

  45. Ran September 1, 2013 10:03 am


    What are the times of Monday’s practice? Is Monday’s practice open to spectators or is it closed?

  46. AllG September 1, 2013 10:03 am

    True dat I really like Tupai as well. Who can also play guard as well. With Waa probably looking to win a guard spot as well next year, we can have a solid O Line if we can develop another tackle.

  47. kapakahi September 1, 2013 10:16 am

    With his height, length, and athletism, Tupai probably will be groomed to play OT….not OG.

    Was winning all his one-on-ones early in Fall Camp at LT going up against fellow true frosh Meffy Koloamatangi (who has been moved to TE) and David Manoa.

    BTW, Manoa looks to be the future at the hybrid DE/OLB position with his height and range……just needs to gain some bulk (at least 20-to-30 pounds).

  48. Inyoface September 1, 2013 10:39 am

    I think Sully is the one that got tangled up with Kennedy. Maybe got some backlash for that.

  49. kapakahi September 1, 2013 10:47 am

    Sully was the one who got tangled up with Kennedy.

    Hoping that this is just a coincidence. Unfortunate for all involved if it is related.

  50. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 10:55 am

    A little more backdrop as to Greg Sala’s situation in Philly:Wide receiver Greg Salas was informed of his release earlier today, and with the earlier release of Russell Shepard, this comes as a head scratcher. Salas has NFL experience, and with the Philadelphia Eagles thin depth at wideout after key injuries to Jeremy Maclin and Arrelious Benn, a guy with proven experience in the league seemed to be a valuable commodity. Apparently this was not the case. Salas flashed ability and made a handful of acrobatic, one-handed catches in training camp and the preseason. He also displayed solid route-running ability. One thing that may have worked against the young man is he is strictly an inside slot receiver. Head coach Chip Kelly loves versatility, and it is possible he was looking for a guy that could play both inside and outside as he likes his options in the slot with Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson. Enter Jeff Maehl. He has the requisite athleticism to play both inside and out at receiver and is familiar with Kelly’s offense having played for him in college. Maehl was brought over from the Houston Texans and Kelly obviously sees something in the kid for him to overtake both Salas and Shepard on the roster in what must have been one of the toughest decisions for the coach and GM Howie Roseman to decide.


    As for his being signed to the practice squad, he apparently is getting top dollar here:WR Greg Salas – I’m a little surprised he cleared waivers. He had a real sold training camp and preseason with the Eagles. Salas seems to be a great practice squad addition. I imagine the Eagles offered to give him extra money to stay on their PS. In New England, Salas was paid $8,800 per week instead of the ~$5,700 per week practice squad minimum. It’s speculation on my part — for now — but it makes sense at least that amount.


  51. Bowwar September 1, 2013 10:56 am

    The coaches should have intervened in the Kennedy scuffle, but didn’t…In fact, it looked like they encouraged it…The coaches should have intervened with Sully to keep him on the team. Again, too late…

  52. Bowwar September 1, 2013 10:58 am

    I’m also surprised Salas cleared waivers…Puzzling, as Salas does well, but just can’t stick with teams.

  53. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 11:04 am

    And finally figured out this damn practice squad thing…Any veteran that has two (or more) accrued seasons or has been active for nine or more games in their only accrued season will not qualify. Thus, while Salas has two seasons in the league, he has ONLY one accrued season while with the Rams, last season he did not fulfill the criteria for an accrued second season. Man, I’m a member of the bar in three states, and that was confusing as hell….

  54. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 11:19 am

    Great rundown and overview of the OSU loss yesterday, and some great talking points for the upcoming week:

  55. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 11:25 am

    It actually was another lineman who inadvertently fell on Tulimasealii. Hey, stuff happens.

  56. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 11:26 am

    Practices are closed except to media and approved family members

  57. Bigislandkurt September 1, 2013 11:33 am


    Graham….quick feet?


    The last quick feet QB we had in these parts graduated two years ago.


  58. Bigislandkurt September 1, 2013 11:36 am

    In Big boy football of today, quick feet is essential to the soul. Oh, and to be able to throw downfield too. Our last Quick feet QB who graduated two years ago just could not get that ball down the field through the air.

    Hope we have some other answers for quick, attacking blitzing defenses.


  59. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 11:38 am

    57….and the quickest were those of RC, UH-82-84.

  60. Bigislandkurt September 1, 2013 11:59 am

    RC was special. I agree.


  61. madeinhawaii September 1, 2013 12:04 pm


    You gotta stop going to those bars! … 😉

  62. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 12:12 pm

    If Wiefels was starting, he wouldn’t have left for personal reasons.. Personal reasons is always the reason given when people transfer.

    Going back to what I said a few weeks ago, The JC Linemen brought in were misevaluated and couldn’t beat out the struggling returnees like the coaches had planned…

    Coaches brought in Milovale last year to fill in holes and he delivered… The guys this year just didn’t pan out… Coaches make mistakes in evaluating… It happens.. Just sucks that we went 0-3 in JC o line recruiting…

    On bright side, It seems like we hit 3-4 on WRs. and Possibly 4-4. We will see later…

  63. MattyBoy September 1, 2013 12:15 pm


    Do you believe our offense – more so Taylor Graham – will improve throughout the season? Taylor looked lost out in the game. He had a a whole year and a half to learn to play his position but seemed as if he never learned at all. If we had just a decent QBfor the USC game we probably would’ve won.

  64. MattyBoy September 1, 2013 12:19 pm


    You think there’s a chance our QB will improve throughout the season? It would be nice if we could have a Young QB who can develop, progress, and click with his offense throughout the years.

  65. Former UH Athlete September 1, 2013 12:21 pm

    Great news for Alex Green! Hope he make the best of a 2nd opportunity.

  66. Committed Road Warrior September 1, 2013 12:24 pm

    For those of the betting kind, opening lines just got posted for next weekend’s games:

    Hawaii vs Oregon State

    OSU (-23), +/- 56

  67. kapakahi September 1, 2013 12:24 pm


    From the practices I observed, Sully looked clearly to be the best among the new JC Olinemen……so JMHO that it wasn’t any mis-evaluation of talent in his case.

    Probably more of a case of the OL returnees…..especially Afusia, Lefotu & Loyd…..showing more improvement under Naeole from Spring Ball through Fall Camp. Will see if improvement continues throughout the season.

  68. madeinhawaii September 1, 2013 12:25 pm


    I think Taylor will get better. He needs to get adjusted to the speed of the game. Trust his receivers to be where they are going to be, and let that ball fly at least a half-second sooner.

    BUT, I still would have liked to see Schroeder and Higgins in the second half the other day.

  69. madeinhawaii September 1, 2013 12:28 pm

    In other words, he has to anticipate them getting open rather that wait for them to get open on the shorter routes.

  70. warriorsfan September 1, 2013 12:35 pm

    AllG: I will be the first to say Frank need to get butt ugly nasty, but to say he don’t belong is plain wrong. Look at the game film: Control his man on every play, Didn’t give up any sacks, Him and Dave open hole wide enough for a mack truck to go through, only for the inexperienced running backs we had to hit the wrong hole. What more can you asked for. I am a little bias, but I will say Loyd was one of the bright spot out there May not look the part, may not act the part, but he is getting the job done. Film don’t lie

  71. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 12:36 pm

    67. Does that make him a adequate D1 lineman that can protect the QB though? I mean I think he would have been starting if he was. Lefotu hasn’t played well at all and didn’t do well on Saturday.

    I didn’t see a whole lot of improvement at all… Yes I know it is USC but we played them last year too and at some point you need to get better and can’t make excuses of inexperience… If Eastern Washington can get it done, there is def no excuses why Hawaii can’t…. Offensively speaking..

    When I think of a JC guy… I personally expect a Milovale type impact or better. Ray Hisatake played DT in JC and shaped up to be a better O lineman than any of these current guys… When David Griffin signed, everyone expected him to be a starting LT… If not there, starting RT. Just hope we evaluate better this off season because I can see a few more JC guys coming in. Unless Griffin redshirts and strictly works on getting stronger to have 2 years left to play.

  72. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 12:43 pm

    61–which bars we talking about madeinhawaii–my bar radius is like 5000 miles??!

  73. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 12:43 pm

    64. Improvement, yes…. Enough to complete 60% of passes over the course of the season? No… The offense isn’t very QB friendly in my eyes unless you have superior talent all around… This offense thrives off excellent O line play and quality WRs… I do like the WRs…

    By QB friendly, I mean the progressions take way too long and Graham doesn’t have enough time to go through them… He would have more success in a offense that involved more pre snap reads so he could use more 3 step drops and get rid of the ball quicker. I don’t see many hot routes used for blitzes. Maybe thats jus inexperience with the Wideouts right now.

    By watching Video, Taylor will see a lot of WRs he missed that were open when he chose to throw some poor check downs over the middle. Can he correct it in a game situation where everything moves quicker? I don’t know.

    He will improve though… Just not sure how much… I don’t see the competitiveness or intangibles that Colt had during the game though…. Colt made mistakes early on but learned very fast from them. He also had the ability to make a bad read but fit the ball into a small area to correct a mistake.

  74. Whats up September 1, 2013 12:44 pm

    Chris Peterson changed the offense a to a wide open spread attack with no TE and got beat down by UW last night. He is now going back to the bread and butter pro style offense and bring back the TE. Norm Chow is sticking with the pro style offense and opening it up with more WR’s. Similar to the Boise State of before last nights debacle. The RnS/spread offense doesn’t work unless you really know how to coach it. Boise found that out last night.

    Sometimes when you try to fix what your not very familiar with and its not broken, you brake it! And Peterson and his young OC tried just that and now he back pedaling to the staple Pro Style, trick play, hodge podge of plays and schemes Boise Offense with a Tight End. And getting away from the spread/read option no TE offensive scheme similar to the RnS. This is why you can add a little here and there but when you change the whole offense playbook it usually leads to growing pains and losses. The Boise defense can only do so much, if your spread/read option offense cannot put up points, your done. Hawaii is had the similar issues last season and lets see what happens this season.

  75. warriorsfan September 1, 2013 12:45 pm

    Jeezy33: You clearly don’t have a clue about football, and I suspect you have never put on any pads So I will respect your opinions and views and let move on As for Dave Griffins he is coming alone just fine. just needs to work on a few issues

  76. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 12:47 pm

    68. I wanted to see Woolsey just to see if we could give USC a different look with a mobile QB. Not saying he would have done better but at that point, Graham was getting hit hard and wasn’t moving the ball at all… It wouldn’t hurt to just give someone else a chance and start Graham next week.

  77. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 12:53 pm

    61—Duh, I get it now..nice and cute.

  78. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:02 pm

    76.. Yeah I know nothing at all… 3rd string OT is exactly what you bring in a JC transfer to play…

  79. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:03 pm

    Guess you thought London Sapolu was coming along just fine too

  80. kapakahi September 1, 2013 1:07 pm


    Commenting strictly about Wiefels…..that it’s not a case of mis-evaluation. Competition among the OGs was tight throughout Fall Camp… Wiefels wasn’t far behind Afusia and/or Lefotu.

    Don’t forget that Milovale didn’t start at the beginning of last season. Just couldn’t beat out Muir at LT. The starting OL for the first 3 games last season’s was: LT Muir, LG Sai, C Clarke, RG Lefotu, RT Shigematsu…..although CWM and Milovale both rotated in the OG positions. Milovale actually didn’t break in as regular on the starting OL until the 4th game at LG against BYU,….then moved to RT when Shigematsu got hurt against the Cougars.

    While some might expect that JC OL transfers should be starting their 1st seasons at the FBS level, I don’t recall any recent JC OL transfers that ever started in their 1st year at UH. Mlovale might actually be the most successful among the recent JC OL transfers to UH…..since others (Hisatake, LaCount, Leonard) became regular starting OL only in their senior years.

  81. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 1:08 pm

    79—Just me two-cents on the QB play…and minus the Xs and Os, and even the actual performance, at least from where I sat in the room, Chow is exercising that tried-and-true demonstration of instilling confidence in his QB. What I think needs to be a side-board to this entire conversation, is that we are dealing with the rather delicate psyches of young men.

    Consider this just for a moment, you make statements of commitment and staying the course; these are not merely cliches, rather you build a foundation of a program that has to go through its rather own difficult evolution. Pulling a guy, in the first game, when you still think he is going to be the person down the road, serves no practical purpose but to show that you are fickle and impatient.

    Now,if this was 6-7 games down the road, well, the experiment, if you will, is over, and its time to look at the next guy. If someone is not given the opportunity to make a mistake and make appropriate corrections to his game, then Chow’s dictate is one of play perfectly or you are pulled instantly. Any and every QB needs to know that his learning curve will not be interrupted by a lack of patience or the clairvoyance that is hindsight.

    In short, if you give a guy a shot, and this is especially true at QB, one of the essential features to his growth is that he has a rope long enough to succeed. A mgmt consultant told me once, the same amount of slack in the rope that you need to provide someone for them to succeed and have autonomy, is the same exact amount that an employee also needs to hang himself and get fired….no difference at all here.

  82. RedZone September 1, 2013 1:11 pm

    Jets gain.

    USC front seven could be the best we see this season so I can not judge our oline based on their first game together. This bunch has a lot of room to grow. They still need to learn to play together. Too bad we lost Sully. I had high hopes for him but now a days it is not unusual to see players transfer. but like coach Chow said we want players who want to be here.

    For Peterson to run his old offense maybe he needs a qb like Moore to run it. Could be that he feels he doesn’t have one right now.

  83. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:14 pm

    81. I know where you are coming from… But I can’t sugar coat how poor our O line play has been over the past 2 seasons… I would expect a new JC guy could come in and easily win a starting job. Just like our WRs came in and took starting jobs…

    So my expectations are for him to be even better than Lefotu and Afusia…. I personally think Sai was only starting because he was familiar with the new system… Versus other guys were converting from RnS offense… I made it known early on and took a lot of heat that both Sais weren’t D1 starting linemen…. Also think Milovale was hurt in fall camp so he was behind…

    I was actually hoping Waa was ready like Kennedy but a redshirt year won’t hurt. He has the quickness and size to be a good Olinemen next year. Just needs to add strength….. At least Hollis has 4 years left to play 3 so he can benefit from a redshirt year too and still play 3. He looks quick… Just undersized…

  84. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:17 pm

    82. Guys get pulled all the time… Not necessarily because you are benching a kid, but because you just simply want to give the next guy some reps when things aren’t moving. We had protection break downs so it wouldn’t hurt TG to have him watch on the sidelines for a couple series to see what the defense is doing from a different angle.

    OKlahoma St immediately put in Walsh the other day because he added the run element to the offense. TCU took Pachall out of the game against LSU fo the same reason.

  85. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 1:28 pm

    85–In as much as I understand your perspective, a first time starter at QB, who you want to start down the line is a different creature. One need only look at the very rough starts Aikman and Manning had in the NFL. My point is that I think Chow has an inkling who he wants starting–now if you are unsure, say so–but he (chow) has made every indication that he is going to provide the young man the opportunity to both succeed and fail.

  86. Whats up September 1, 2013 1:29 pm

    Come on Man! Taylor Graham will be fine as Hawaii’s QB, it was his first live game in years and it was against USC 4-5 star players. Colt Brennan didn’t do so well in 2005 against USC and a few games after USC. Listen, Colt Brennan didn’t become Super Star QB Colt Brennan until 2006 or did some of us forget that? He took his lumps and got his live game reps in 2005. So lets not jump the gun here, asking for a very young Woosley or some other mobile QB that also has no NCAA FBS experience either to take over after 1 game. Woosley is a good QB and has a lot of upside, no question, but he couldn’t beat out Higgins. That speaks for itself.

  87. kapakahi September 1, 2013 1:33 pm


    Injuries (Shigematsu, Laurel, Lefiiti) and circumstances (Hansen) were the reason behind poor OL play in 2011 that saw UH ending the season playing with an almost all back-up starting OL (Leonard, Faaumu, Sapolu, Lefotu, Legay)…..while the wrong guy was coaching the OL last season……as the Coach finally figured out himself.

    Been real tough adjustment on the OL returnees too to adjust the different coaching instructions…..and techniques…..which have often been contradictory and inconsistent……in dealing with their 3rd OL Coach in the past 3 seasons. Not realistic to expect dramatic improvement and consistency from the OL all in Naeole’s 1st year.

  88. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:34 pm

    87. Look at the numbers .. Colt Brennan played fine after 1st pick

  89. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:36 pm

    I’m not saying there should be a qb controversy .. Just saying it got to a point where the offense wasnt moving at all and TG was taking a beating like SS took last year .. It wouldn’t hurt to simply put in a more athletic guy like woolsey just to give TG a break and see what the offense can do for couple series ..

  90. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:39 pm

    88. I agree with u… I just can’t make excuses anymore for poor o line play … Coach cav came in immediately and o line was fine…

    Don’t know who is to blame but it’s time the oline starts blocking at a adequate level or this offense is just set up for TG to fail..

  91. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 1:41 pm

    89–that is an anecdotal example and in no way provides some form of definitive example to sit a guy in his first game. You want a sample size, consider Aikman, Manning and Elway, respectively they had first year QB ratings of 54, 70 and 51.

  92. Ipu Man September 1, 2013 1:44 pm

    Taylor Grahm could end being UH’s Colin Kaepernick…if given the green light.

    Run for Daylight as coach Lombardi used to say!

  93. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:44 pm

    No it’s a good example … U can see things differently on the sidelines for a couple series that u weren’t seeing on the field …

    Offense isn’t moving at all.. If your goal is to win the game, some type of Adjustnent needs to be made …

  94. kapakahi September 1, 2013 1:44 pm


    Part of Cav’s success his 1st year was that he inherited 2 talented OTs (Klemm & Noa)…..who were good enough to get drafted.

  95. Ipu Man September 1, 2013 1:45 pm

    end “up”…

  96. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:45 pm

    93. In baseball maybe

  97. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 1:47 pm

    95. Yes but neither were prospects the prior season.. He confined his success after they left and evaluated right players he needed

  98. kapakahi September 1, 2013 1:55 pm


    The Class of 2014 will be Naeole’s 1st year recruiting OL. Unfortunately, verbal commit Kapoi is probably the only legit FBS local ’14 OL prospect.

    Will be interesting to see if any top local ’15 OL prospects consider UH. Ulu-Perry has shown interest in UH, while Uluave supposedly looking primarily at the Pac-12 schools.

  99. Old Diver September 1, 2013 2:03 pm

    I saw QB’s getting rushed and pressured in every game yesterday, yet freshman or senior they kept their composure and completed passes. Sure the o-line could improve but we could say the same about the QB and coach.

  100. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 2:05 pm

    94–oh contraire that is the very definition of anecdotal evidence;The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. Because of the small sample, there is a larger chance that it may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases.

    You provided a singular example, what I provided was the careers, placed in context of their first season, and how it paled relative to their almost 40 years in the NFL. One in lucid and cogent, the other singular. Again, my point being, is that if you have any inkling about he (Graham) being the man-you cultivate him, you don’t pull him. Almost every top tier program, NFL or BCS has stability in the QB position. Moreover, I was reflecting what I think Chow’s reasoning in keeping him in the game….

  101. RedZone September 1, 2013 2:07 pm

    Just watched freshman quarterback from Cal in their game against NW. He threw to ints for tds. Funny how the ints were by the same guy and how the ball was knocked up into the air and how he happened to be there. Dejavu. But I think that Cal qb has a bright future.

  102. Derek September 1, 2013 2:10 pm

    It doesn’t hurt to put Waa and Koloamatangi in to give them much needed game experience. If anything, you want to find out if the player is a gamer. Remember, the former Kahuku OL freshman started for JJ. I forget his name at the moment. Freshman can play, but you have to find out and get the opportunities.

  103. Independent Thinker September 1, 2013 2:42 pm

    Hello football philosophers. Reading some of the comments today made me wonder if I accidentally stumbled into a philosophy 100 class as tsai university.

  104. Jeezy33 September 1, 2013 2:57 pm

    99. We missed out on anglemire last year.. Lacked size but had the best feet and technique in the state in my opinion .. And I’ve seen guys like mana greig who were undersized but put on the necessary muscle needed to be solid d 1 guys

  105. boolakanaka September 1, 2013 3:01 pm

    Bad news for local boys…Brandon Hardin was also cut a couple days ago….uncommon for a 2nd year, 3 round draft choice.

  106. el burro sabio September 1, 2013 3:22 pm

    Derek it could cause a lot of hurt to the teammates they are supposed to block for if they aren’t game-ready yet.

  107. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 3:26 pm

    So, I did check with the UH coaches and it was Ne’Quan Phillips who played the entire game. Kwamane Bowens came in for Dee Maggitt.

    Anthony Pierce is Phillips’ backup.

    Brian Clay is the floater.

    Barry Higdon did not play, leaving open the option for him to redshirt, if the situation calls for it.

  108. Hawaii Jordan September 1, 2013 3:27 pm

    @Stephen Tsai,

    What happened to Tigi Hill? I thought he committed to Hawaii for this season.

  109. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2013 3:37 pm

    Tigi Hill:

    He didn’t earn enough credits to transfer. They’re holding a scholarship for him until January.

  110. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 3:42 pm

    Tigi would be a perfect replacement for Art Laurel if he can earn those credits..

  111. jeezy33 September 1, 2013 3:44 pm

    That would give Hawaii 2 valuble hybrid type LBs that can cover TEs and WRs…

    Really impressed how JGW covered Agholar on some 3rd downs…. That is speed for a LB

  112. PowderPuff September 1, 2013 3:44 pm

    Tsaikos and lurkers, don’t forget tomorrow’s a holiday (for most)….so come on down to the Willows Restaurant at 11 a.m. to hear DC Thom Kaumeyer talk about Thursday’s game and preparations for Oregon State. Cost is $15 for Nā Koa members, $20 for others. Labor Day is traditionally one of the most heavily attended Coach’s Luncheons…see you there!

  113. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 3:45 pm

    Well, guess I should finally take my nose of out my iDevices lol, stop lurking, and say, “Hi Tsai-kos, Happy Sunday day! 😀 ”

    Been here all morning but got “stuck” (quite “happily”) on the link in boo’s post 54 – thank you, boo. Comments section of one of the post OSU vs EWU game articles – kinda “funny” one OSU fan declared after their first game that he does NOT want to play Hawaii, etc aka the rest of their schedule.

    Then got into side texting in varying degrees with three fuutball-knowledgeable Tsaikos regarding ways to determine/measure success of coaching/program thru penalties and etc.

    So yes, Post 103 ID, I guess it’s just that kind of Tsai-philosophical day

    Which is incidentally what I love about this place we call WB 🙂

    Cuz you can all do the philosophical fuutball athletics thing so well when you want to

    That said, hope you’re having a wonderful afternoon, Tsai-kos! Hehehe 🙂

  114. Hank September 1, 2013 3:49 pm

    Joey Iosefa would be a big boost to the offense if he can come back. He’s like an extra Olineman on passing downs, and he’s got two-years of experience in grinding out yards….two things UH will need in their game against the Beavers.

  115. lava September 1, 2013 3:53 pm

    Practices are closed except to media and approved family members


  116. Pomai September 1, 2013 4:07 pm

    UH vs Oregon

    06    –    45    HiFlyer

    07    –    45    Derek

    10    –    49    jeezy33

    10    –    42    Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal

    13    –    45    PurpleMaple

    14    –    42    DaMenehune

    17    –    35    LizKauai

    21    –    17    oldtimer808

    21    –    20    Bowwar

    22    –    21    BigWave96744

    23    –    21    mo808

    24    –    10    tommui

    24    –    00    Ipu Man

    27    –    14    Pomai

    30    –    27    wafan

    34    –    16    UHfan808

    35    –    27    Old School Dave

    56    –    14    d1shima

  117. Whats up September 1, 2013 4:10 pm


    UH 19 Oregon 32

  118. azwarrior22 September 1, 2013 4:14 pm

    UH 45 OSU 21

  119. Derek September 1, 2013 4:17 pm

    Mountain West teams took it on the chin this weekend. Boise St. got pummeled by UW, Colorado St. lost to lowly Colorado, San Diego St. losing to Tony Romo’s alma mater Eastern Illinois is a shock. UNLV blasted by Minnesota. New Mexico losing to UT-San Antonio, Utah State losing a close one to Utah, Wyoming looked pretty good in losing at Nebraska, down went Hawaii, and Nevada’s defense was enept against UCLA. Only, Air Force won, but not impressive. San Jose St. won, and Fresno St. in a squeaker over Rutgers.

    Watched Teddy Bridgewater play this morning. So smooth, so calm, so collected, so supremely confident. I have to say he’s the top NFL QB prospect for next years draft. If I was the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the San Diego Charger, and the Oakland Raiders I would try to get the first pick in the draft to pick Bridgewater.

  120. dannyp September 1, 2013 4:35 pm

    We seriously need to make a spread option package for Ewaliko. Maybe run it out of the diamond formation and take advantage of his running ability/our stable of running backs…

  121. OC Warrior September 1, 2013 4:37 pm

    Watching the Boise St game last night, it looked like they were running a modified Pistol offense. It looked really strange and they did not look comfortable running it. After the first quarter, UW seemed to figure it out and was able to consistently stuff it. Boise St used to have such a great scheme with multiple formations and packages that kept defenses off balance.

    It was like when Rick Neuheisal chose to change to the Pistol, I knew his days were numbered. You have to run what you know.

  122. lavamanure September 1, 2013 5:08 pm

    115. lava: September 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Practices are closed except to media and approved family members


    lava: you cough up the $550 K per year, and you can fire him.

  123. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:11 pm

    Okay and we’re off!

    UH vs USD wvb


  124. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:13 pm

    Eh, wot da cheer leaders saying…dis time???

  125. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:14 pm

    6 : 3 us

  126. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:15 pm

    If anyone calls, I’m “busy” typing on my iPad sowee lol :p

    7 : 4

  127. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:16 pm

    Nice one!

    8 : 4

  128. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:20 pm



  129. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:20 pm

    Back to business

    12 : 6

  130. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:23 pm


  131. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:24 pm

    16 : 9

  132. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:24 pm

    Bad bad bad refs

  133. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:25 pm

    Geffumback hehe

  134. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:25 pm

    Drats 17 : 11

  135. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:28 pm

    Who needs a haircut? fan cam!

  136. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:28 pm

    Da guy with the beard and kinda..long hair hehe

  137. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:29 pm

    20 : 12

    Rah-rAwr-rahr- rainbows!

  138. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:30 pm



  139. madeinhawaii September 1, 2013 5:31 pm

    Didn’t Fresno win, too? In OT.

  140. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:33 pm

    And I tink the cheer coordinator should habpve the squad take…enunciation AND in-tune as in in same key together at same time kine class


  141. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 5:33 pm

    If Wahine win today when could or does Shoji become all time winningest coach?

  142. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:34 pm

    habpve = have


  143. Inyoface September 1, 2013 5:35 pm

    I didn’t like seeing the 5 wide/empty backfield set to start off the game. In fact, I hate seeing it in any time of the game!

  144. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:36 pm

    jmxxxx: The next game he wins …(she says is specifically..) NMSU next week

  145. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:37 pm

    Oops second set!

  146. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:38 pm

    1 : 4 them


  147. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:39 pm

    Their ball

    2 : 6

  148. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:40 pm


    3 : 7

    Paddle cam!! ROW!!!

  149. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:42 pm

    Small RROOOOOFF!

  150. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:44 pm


    7 : 7

  151. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:44 pm

    What is dat link

  152. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:45 pm

    Cheer loud!

    7 : 11

    8 : 11

  153. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:49 pm


    10 : 11

    11 : 11

    11 : 12

    Brrr-brdup-brp! Lol

  154. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:51 pm

    13 : 12

    14 : 12

    14 : 13 almost in!

    15 : 13


    15 : 14

  155. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:53 pm

    Rollin along the net!

    17 : 14

    18 : 14


    Car race!

  156. Old School Dave September 1, 2013 5:54 pm

    Spelling error on Notre Dame cups:

  157. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 5:57 pm

    19 : 15

    19 : 17

    Here we Rainbows here we go!

    Hey, we heard that one!

    19 : 18

  158. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:00 pm

    21 : 18

    Service ace! 22 ; 18

    Gwen Nakamura’s balloon hat is ..uh, RAD! Not bad, oh yeah…sick! Hehe

  159. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:02 pm

    22 : 19

    23 : 20

  160. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:05 pm

    24 : 22


  161. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:06 pm


    24 : 24

  162. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 6:10 pm


    Let’s Go Bows!

  163. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:11 pm

    24 : 26

  164. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:13 pm

    Fan game!

    Blimp drop!

  165. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:24 pm

    Ooh, the lemonade is GUUD! 🙂

  166. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:26 pm

    In time for the Dance cam!

    a-joe and I need practice hehe

  167. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:27 pm

    Dang 3 : 12 us

    4 : 12

    4 : 13

  168. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:29 pm

    6 : 14

  169. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:35 pm

    8 : 16


    12 : 18

    Nice down the line!

    13 : 18

    14 : 18


  170. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:38 pm

    16 : 20!



    17 : 21

    18 : 21

  171. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 6:41 pm

    Double Uh-Oh!


  172. slenzi September 1, 2013 6:46 pm

    Great News on Alex Green. The Packers rolled the dice figuring he would pass waivers. Hope Salas and Pilares can pickup with someone vs. practice squad duty.

  173. madeinhawaii September 1, 2013 6:48 pm


    Did he get cut? I thought he was placed on injured reserve?

  174. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:48 pm

    19 : 25

    Next set!

    3 : 0!

  175. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:51 pm

    6 : 3


  176. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 6:52 pm


  177. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 6:57 pm

    8 : 3

    10 : 3

    12 : 4

    12 : 7


  178. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:02 pm

    And KABOOM!

    13 : 7

    14 : 8

    14 : 9

    15. : 9

    16 : 12


  179. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:05 pm

    18 : 14

    19 : 15

    19 : 16

  180. wafan September 1, 2013 7:07 pm


  181. wafan September 1, 2013 7:07 pm


  182. wafan September 1, 2013 7:07 pm


  183. wafan September 1, 2013 7:07 pm


  184. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:08 pm

    20 : 17

    Face in da direction you want the ball to go!

    21 : 18

  185. wafan September 1, 2013 7:10 pm

    Many mahalos UHFan808!

  186. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:10 pm

    21. : 20

  187. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:11 pm


    22 : 20

  188. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:11 pm

    Squeeze butt!

  189. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:11 pm

    23 : 21


  190. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:13 pm

    185 – 188 wafan-

    what is kinpira?

  191. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:14 pm


    LET’S GO BOWS!!!

    LET’S GO BOWS!!!

  192. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:14 pm


    24 : 22

  193. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:15 pm

    Outside rally

    24 : 23


  194. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:16 pm


    25 : 23


  195. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 7:16 pm

    Survived that one. Let’s Go Bows!

  196. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:17 pm

    Oh wafan! You are welcome 🙂

  197. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:18 pm

    The music plays!



  198. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:19 pm

    Set FIVE!!!

    Go get um Wahine!

  199. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:20 pm

    1 : 0!

  200. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:21 pm

    Ref getting scoldings

  201. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:21 pm

    0 : 1

  202. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:22 pm


  203. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:22 pm


    1 : 1

  204. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:22 pm

    2 : 1

  205. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:24 pm

    Set to the net!

    3 : 2

    3 : 3

    Ooh nice hit

    3 : 4

    Let’s go!

  206. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:25 pm

    Unda da net

    3. : 5

    To Outside

    4 : 5

    4 : 6

  207. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:27 pm

    Touch rally lol

    4 : 7

    TO us

  208. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:28 pm

    Here’s to our old Hawai’i.. 🙂

  209. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:28 pm

    Sorry, 4 : 8

  210. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:29 pm

    5 : 8

  211. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:30 pm

    Just inside the back!

    6 : 8

    7 : 8

  212. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:32 pm

    7 : 9

    Mooshing the ball

    8 : 9

  213. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:34 pm

    Boo to the USD coach

    Hard angle

    8 : 10

    8 : 11

    Gut wrenching rallies!

    8 : 12

    TO us

  214. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:36 pm

    LET’S GO BOWS!!!

    LET’S GO BOWS!!!

    LET’S GO BOWS!!!

    9 : 12

  215. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:36 pm

    10 : 12

    a-joe says that was a carry!

  216. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:38 pm

    Face the inside!

  217. Pomai September 1, 2013 7:39 pm

    I quit watching…….

  218. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:40 pm

    10 : 13

    10 : 14

    11 : 14

    11 : 15


  219. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:45 pm

    Hartung takes MVP

    Hawai’i wins tournament 🙂

  220. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:46 pm

    Way to go Wahine!

  221. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 7:47 pm


    One eye closed!

  222. Konoman1 September 1, 2013 8:21 pm

    Lavamanure love it!!!!

  223. UHfan808 September 1, 2013 8:31 pm

    From yesterday’s blog, post 284 oneseason –

    Thank you for your comments!

    Now I have an idea how to explore and possibly track that indicating factor.

    Will see what I come up with.

  224. Bugaz September 1, 2013 8:35 pm

    Tough loss for the Wahine. Couldn’t get that rhythm of the first game to stick. Even line ups were out of sync, and that let the rest of the air out of the balloon. Bounce back like champions!

  225. Bugaz September 1, 2013 8:35 pm

    And hopefully not too many games on Sunday

  226. wafan September 1, 2013 9:10 pm

    Shucks, Wahine.

    Next week is it!


  227. Derek September 1, 2013 9:51 pm

    Not having Manu-Olevao made a difference. A point here and there is compounded. She’s a starter and she was missed. But credit San Diego also. They were feisty and dug a lot of balls. That San Diego libero from Hawaii was pretty too. She was also an all tournament selection. San Diego’s blocking was the key in this match. And that’s how it goes, especially in the tournaments. Blocking is intimidation, impose your will on the other team. The team that blocks better usually wins the critical points and eventually the match.

    That’s how we beat Texas on Friday night.

  228. cocobean September 1, 2013 10:28 pm

    Watched several games and a lot of highlights yesterday and this morning. It hit me that Chow has “borrowed” a lot to fashion this year’s offense. Don’t believe UH ever lined in the traditional peo set.

    I was at the game but I wish I could see the replay. Don’t believe they ran too many plays from last year other than the empty set. In my mind they didn’t have any of the same running plays as last year.

    In a sense everyone on offense is learning a new system. It may take a while but I have confidence things will get better. The comfort level of running this offense will increase with each game. The team will find it’s rhythm.

  229. 3-Prong September 1, 2013 10:51 pm

    Oliveira (HBA) was everywhere and was a difference maker tonite.

  230. just saying September 2, 2013 5:23 am

    It seems to me coach chow keeps a majority of his plays in the middle of the field. he likes to have his quaterback sit in the pocket and wait till the play develops and runs the ball thru the middle which makes the opposing defenses key in on this and makes the offensive line look bad.

  231. d1shima September 2, 2013 6:04 am

    Great Morning All!

    Remember Rainbow Warriors and Wahine…

    It ain’t where ya start, it’s where ya finish!

    Go Bows!

  232. azwarrior22 September 2, 2013 6:53 am

    Put the spam controllers on…this is ridiculous; some people needs to get a life.

    Go Rainbow Warriors and beat the Beavs !!!

  233. Slugger September 2, 2013 7:14 am

    Good morning, gang! Miss you all, but not the traffic.

    Just figured out that I won’t be watching the OSU game; I’ll be at a wedding. 🙁

    Oldie, could you do me a favor? I moved though… Tsaigh…

  234. wafan September 2, 2013 7:18 am

    Good morning!

  235. wafan September 2, 2013 7:21 am

    The spam is pathetic; as are the trolls.

  236. kapakahi September 2, 2013 7:38 am

    Always Rainbow Warriors……

    …..still gives me chicken skin!

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