Tago won’t be rejoining Warriors

Defensive end Jamie Tago will not be rejoining the Warriors this coming season.

Tago did not meet the requirements for reinstatement. Tago, who transferred from Garden City (Kan.) College in January, was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules in February. He needed to meet certain conditions for reinstatement.

Tago initially signed with UH in February 2014. He was with the Warriors in 2014 and 2015 but departed during the 2016 spring semester because of non-football circumstances.

He played at Garden City in 2016, helping the Broncbusters to an 11-0 record and JC national title. He was credited with 71 tackles, including 22 for losses and 9.5 sacks. In December, he re-commited to UH. He enrolled in school in January.

Tago was heralded as one of the jewels of the 2017 recruiting class. But because he had previously signed with UH, he was not counted as part of the 25 initial scholarships a school is allotted each year. His vacated scholarship creates an opening on UH’s overall allotment of 85 scholarships but not for the pool of 25 initial scholarships. Translation: The scholarship may be given to a walk-on who has been in the program at least two years without it counting as an initial scholarship.


  1. MU May 27, 2017 8:55 am

    Go Warriors!

  2. Ron May 27, 2017 9:06 am

    Tago was big five good. As Rolo says “next man up!”

  3. Stephen Tsai May 27, 2017 9:12 am

    Well, he had a second chance.
    The good thing is they were able to use other guys during the spring.
    It would be bad if he practiced in the spring and then they lost him.

  4. Pukalani boy May 27, 2017 10:05 am

    Give scholarship to a deserving walkon already, they buss their butt.

  5. H-Man May 27, 2017 10:53 am

    The one area UH really needed on defense was a rush end. Too bad about Tago, but maybe all okay with Meffy and David as they are peaking as seniors. Perhaps Blessman Taala can develop into a strong-side DE.

  6. Derek May 27, 2017 10:59 am

    I’d sure like to see Max Hendrie become a fierce pass rusher. I hear he’s very fast. Hopefully a quick burst and some nify moves will unleash him to get to the QB. We’ll see what happens.

  7. 808WarriorFan May 27, 2017 11:41 am

    Sad to hear he couldn’t make it but you don’t want 1 guy being disruptive tot he team and breaking down the chemistry … gotta love “the next man up” philosophy” and give the scholarship to a deserving player both on and off the field. Hope Tago gets his act together

  8. Ipu Man May 27, 2017 12:11 pm

    Can Tago turn pro? I mean, his JC national title
    and 71 tackles (22 for losses) and 9.5 sacks, sounds
    like a ticket to the NFL. Any pro agents in town?

  9. HawaiiMongoose May 27, 2017 12:11 pm

    6. It’s important to get Max on the field and for him to deliver. We need the depth.

  10. Bryson May 27, 2017 12:16 pm

    Rolo and the other coaches can only do so much,but I like the fact that there is accountability the players have to remember it’s Student before Athlete

  11. Inyoface May 27, 2017 12:57 pm

    It seems one way to build a new stadium but have UH play there is to do it by tearing down a quarter of each section down at a time and only have 3/4’s of the stadium for use during the season. Not sure it’ll work because one season would not have press boxes but it’s an idea.

  12. cappie the dog May 27, 2017 1:32 pm

    Academic or behavioral?

    It’s not really clear to me what Tago did wrong.

    And it’s none of my business.

  13. NorthShoreFan May 27, 2017 4:14 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    Disappointed to see Tago not be able to make amends and be on the field…but we march on. Got guud peeps in line so next up!
    “trust is the only legal performance-enhancing drug.” yup, got to trust the man next to you and do your job. Then you can play with your hair on fire!

  14. Maddog50 May 27, 2017 5:16 pm

    Is the juice worth the squeeze? Apparently not-Good luck to Mr Tago-

  15. Kahuna May 27, 2017 5:32 pm

    Too bad about Tago. This will be a chance not only for a guy like Max Hendries but also Cole Carter and maybe even Isaac Liva.

    Carter was pretty sporty in HS. It’s not like he was a scrub walk on who was on the team to fill roles. I believe he can be pretty good.

    Liva is intriguing in that he is a former volleyball player but he has size and athleticism. He just need to learn the position He is 6-5 230 and can jump. Maybe down the road he will be another Ikaika Alama Francis.

  16. kalua pig May 27, 2017 6:46 pm

    is kennedy 100% gone?

  17. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2017 8:28 am

    Kalua pig:

  18. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2017 8:28 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=43582

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