“The Catch”

On a play known as “Frisco,” the Warriors defeated UNLV on Ikaika Woolsey’s 20-yard pass to Marcus Kemp as time expired:

Click on this: “The Catch” video”


  1. mo808 November 23, 2014 9:09 am

    Good Morning!

    Great Video!

    That was a spectacular finish to the game!

  2. mo808 November 23, 2014 9:11 am

    I am soooovery happy the the seniors, the team, and the coaching staff! I am very happy for the consecutive wins! Let’s go get dem bulldogs, Warriors!

  3. mo808 November 23, 2014 9:12 am


  4. Old School Dave November 23, 2014 9:28 am

    Great win!! Congrats to the players and coaches. Enjoy the win. The sun looks a lot brighter after a win like this one.

  5. SteveM November 23, 2014 9:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Seems strange to say the final minutes reminded me of the 2007 season thrills but a great comeback win out of “nowhere”! Fitting for Senior night!

    Congrats team!

  6. gobows November 23, 2014 10:18 am

    Finally! Awesome win. Thats was payback for tank hopkins.

  7. Z November 23, 2014 10:22 am

    Kemp came up huge. Way to go Marcus.

  8. Tempmanoa November 23, 2014 10:35 am

    Felt very sure we would win this all week and through the game, although UNLV played better than I thought they would. Very (very) excited and happy at the game and this morning for all the players, especially the seniors, and the fans, and especially for my favorite players Beau Yap, Iosefa, Harding, Samia, Malepeai, and Afusia. The senior class provided great leadership for the team through some awful seasons, but they really stuck together. Also praises to Ikaika Woolsey the last of the Rolo recruits who won me over after seeing him in preseason practices– incredible fortitude not to crumble under the pressure– we have never had a QB go through what he did and fight through it. Hoping for another win (hate Fresno) and a new head coach (although I am not holding my breath).

  9. MattyBoy November 23, 2014 10:40 am

    It’s so funny how everyone here thinks the win was so awesome! Seriously? UNLV? As I’ve stated before, I’m glad the Seniors got a win and their last night in Aloha Stadium, but the win was not awesome by any means. They barely won off of a last second throw. That’s how we have to against a 2-9 team? Unreal. UH deserves to lose all the money that they will when Chow comes Back. Can’t believe fans will have to sit through another year of Chows horrible football.

  10. gigi-hawaii November 23, 2014 10:56 am

    Congrats, Warriors! What a glorious way to celebrate Senior Night.
    Hubby and I watched the 4th quarter on TV this morning and we were so happy.
    Hope we come up with another Win next weekend.

  11. Brad November 23, 2014 11:01 am

    I glad I didn’t leave the game like some fans did after UNLV got the late TD to be up. You should hear some of them say “I want a refund!”
    I don’t know to me watching a game at the stadium and the way the boys didn’t quit and won on the last play. I had so many emotions in this game. It felt way better winning this way than Hawaii beating up UNLV like 41-17.

  12. nutmegger November 23, 2014 11:04 am

    I think it is wrong to be dismissive of a win. UNLV played well, their record did not make the game any easier. Remember, Washington beat us by 1 – I don’t think our record made it any easier for them.

  13. Thomas ip6 November 23, 2014 11:13 am

    congrats to warriors especially dem seniors

    and roflmfao for the same scenario rebels did to UH in Vegas Agee years back
    as they say pay back is a bitch

  14. A-House November 23, 2014 11:20 am

    day started great in the “valley” with a bright sun and no clouds – now, many clouds to block the sun light for our PV and solar systems – could this portend to be a sign of what’s to come?

    at the start of the 2nd half and watching the plays called, I made a statement that Chow is playing “not to lose” rather then playing to win and it would come back to bite his ass – almost true if not for that 1 second left in game completed pass and it was “all the players” that made it happen from the OL blocking to Kemp’s route to Ikaika’s pass – nothing to do with coaching

    after reading all the articles in this am paper, I did not see any statement from any UH coach that they need to do a better job coaching – it didn’t happen during the season and I should have not expected any today – how disappointing!

    if UH wins at Fresno State, Chow, for sure, will be back for 2015 and I’m ready for a very boring offensive game plan and plays called – can I endure another year?

  15. kapakahi November 23, 2014 11:25 am

    Sour grapes……from UNLV……


  16. kev-1 November 23, 2014 11:27 am

    Really happy that the seniors got the win. Still … LOTS to work on. That was a struggling UNLV.

  17. kev-1 November 23, 2014 11:29 am

    ST . . . How come Pedroza didn’t play? Was he benched? Injured? I saw him suited up, but don’t recall him getting in the game.

  18. A-House November 23, 2014 11:30 am

    with the anticipated loss of key linemen – it will be very interesting how the position coaches will prepare themselves for 2015

    I for one am not at all impressed with the secondary defensive back play – from the corners to the safeties – yes, Taz and Trayvon were crucial, but Taz leaves and who will be his replacement? also, #1 who let 7 or 8 WRers get pass him for TD – believe an articles mentioned this happened 9 or 10 times in 2014 -thus, whomever the DB’s coach is – is he doing his job? – did you notice on 2 passes the UH defender had no idea where the ball was and the UNLV receivers went back to catch the ball for significant gains? isolated instances? me no tink so!!!

    and, the “rookie” WR coach who failed to get the WRers to create space for passes the entire season – lack of knowledge, experience? Jerry Rice was by no means “fast” – believe his 40 time was 4.6 or 4.7 at best – yet, his coach was able to teach him techniques to free himself from a DB

  19. kev-1 November 23, 2014 11:33 am

    If this win was enough for the decision makers to keep Chow, then they better DEMAND the hiring of an experienced OC and WR coach. Those are the most glaring areas of deficiency. Look what happened when Chow brought in RB coach with tons of experience this year? Multiple RB’s had success.

    I think the defense can be fixed. Nelson has struggled, but is out there as a freshmen. He’ll be OK. He isn’t the diminutive type of corner like the others.

  20. NotNasti November 23, 2014 11:45 am

    After reading some of the posts here this morning, it seems as if some of us would have been happier with a loss. I’d rather have a “lucky” win than a well played loss any day. The 2007 team had a bunch of lucky wins against some mediocre/poor teams, and we still were a euphoric bunch of fans, weren’t we?

  21. tom November 23, 2014 11:46 am


    If we had won by, say 60 points, there will be bloggers who will say we should have won by 80 points,or they will comment that UNLV was a cruddy team and shouldn’t have gotten off the airplane (or get on the plane at Las Vegas).

    A win is a win is a win.

    Thank you Seniors for all your efforts, blood, sweat, toil and tears. You are all winners.

  22. Z November 23, 2014 11:47 am

    Before he got hurt I liked the play of JJ. I think we got some good freshmen dbs. We got to find dlinemen. The defensive series after Scott Harding fumbled the punt says it all. TFL by Kennedy. TFL by Yap. Blocked fieldgoal by Samia. No score for UNLV. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  23. kev-1 November 23, 2014 11:49 am

    A win is definitely a win. A good win. An exciting win. Still a win against UNLV.

    BTW … people are predicting that Fresno will smash UH because they just blew out Nevada. Ummm … Fresno isn’t that great this year either. UH has a chance to end on a winning note.

  24. A-House November 23, 2014 11:49 am

    “The Catch”

    oh my, oh my being a life long 49er fan it was great to witness that win over Dallas for the NFC championship

    many years later as we were exiting Caesar’s Palace on the “strip”, we came across Dwight Clark sitting amid his 5 super bowl rings – we stopped and chatted and Mrs A-House decided to buy me an authentic 49er helmet which Dwight diagramed the “catch” play and signed his name – I was very happy – then he said Montana will be there from Friday and he would ask Joe to sign the helmet too at NO charge – told him we were leaving early Friday and would take the helmet home – he said, “no, leave it with me and I will get Joe’s signature and send the helmet to you” – sure enough, 2 weeks later we get a UPS delivery – Dwight mentioned that this would be the only helmet signed by himself and Joe.

    about 4 years ago at the Rio, I stopped by the Field of Dreams store and asked what would it sell for – clerk said well over $2K. — no way Jose, me no sell um!!

  25. NotNasti November 23, 2014 11:50 am

    Also, I’m glad I stayed till the end. Somehow I didn’t have that sense of dread, and actually felt hopeful after I saw the excessive celebration flags after UNLV’s last score. I just thought Chow was a moron for taking the penalty on the extra point try and not the kickoff (which he later changed to taking it on the kickoff).

  26. Z November 23, 2014 11:50 am

    Need more Pereese.

  27. champ November 23, 2014 12:07 pm

    In a battle tween 2 bottom 20 teams, UH eeks out a win to move out of rankings and into glory. Who’s going to be the coach next year?

  28. oneseason November 23, 2014 12:35 pm

    With the win against UNLV, under Norm Chow’s leadership Hawaii now has 4 conference wins and 19 conference losses. Three of those wins come this season. For 2014, Hawaii currently has 3 wins and 4 losses in conference play. Those 3 wins came against Wyoming (2W-5L), SJSU (3W-4L), and UNLV (1W-6L) who have a total of 6 wins and 15 losses in conference play. Hawaii’s 4 losses in conference play came against SDSU (4W-3L), Nevada (3W-4L), Utah State (6W-1L), and Colorado State (6W-1L) who have a total of 19 wins and 9 losses. If the UH AD believes Norm Chow has accomplished a turnaround, he should pole the season ticket holders. I got a call from the ticket office after the Washington game asking if I wanted to upgrade my season tickets, so they have the resources to ask the customer. Despite the real excitement of a last second win, barely beating even a “very good” 1-6 team doesn’t constitute a turnaround IMO.

  29. Jack Flash November 23, 2014 12:52 pm

    Wow- that was fun last night. I’m so happy I was there at the stadium to witness this win in person! Did you guys notice that pop warner football team sitting in the south endzone? Those kids were having the best time ever! UH admin should look into selling group discounted tickets for UH football like they do for baseball little league teams.

  30. Warrior Dave November 23, 2014 12:59 pm

    What a wonderful evening in Halawa last night. It’s how we won that matters most. Would have been easy to fold, but the boys didn’t. Could this be the turning point going forward? More questions will be answered in Fresno.

  31. NotNasti November 23, 2014 1:05 pm

    One season: way to dwell on the negatives. What’s obvious: we’re not a good team; Chow’s record has been a disappointment; we need better talent; we make too many mistakes; we’re not exciting. But you know what? The 22,000 fans at Halawa last night were excited and entertained. Most of us have not forgotten the problems listed above, but for 3.5 hours, we allowed ourselves to have a great time.

  32. Tempmanoa November 23, 2014 1:15 pm

    Still happy this morning about the win.
    As to letting Coach Chow go, I have resigned myself to the fact that we will not fire him. So my plan B is to give Chow enough money to hire a new Offensive Coordinator and improve the offense like we did the defense. Let the offensive coordinator decide on what to do with coaching receivers and quarterbacks– he what to do with Wynn and Matthews– great if we can find a place for them.

  33. Former UH Athlete November 23, 2014 1:42 pm

    You’d have to be a serious hater to be banging on UH right now. UH will never be in the position to grumble about ugly wins because its extremely unlikely UH will ever be in the position where style points matter.

    Is UH a down program? yes. Is Chow an excellent Head Coach? Not by the W-L record. Is UNLV a good team? No.

    These things we knew before the game even started. Grumbling over wins with a down program shows that you’re probably miserable person to be around because you take anything good and turn it into something to complain about. Or you took UH to cover 10 and lost ATS. If that’s the case, you only have yourself to blame for picking the losing bet.

    Just lighten up and enjoy the win. You should be happy the team never quit and sent the seniors out of Aloha Stadium on a winning note.

  34. Buffoman November 23, 2014 1:52 pm

    #33 well said.

  35. st. anthony trojan November 23, 2014 2:05 pm

    When you wait as many years for a head coaching job as he has…..you will not give up the controls of play calling…no matter what is said by him or Wynn…he has final say on EVERYTHING…end of hiring an offensive coordinator…wishful thinking…

    Seems to me…he does not know how to bring out the best in those under his guidance…n it is guidance…n never 4 get…the next one could be worse…

    Watching the game on stream…seems like to me… there is no ‘intensity’ for sum reason…THEIR FIRST 2 td’s …defense was lacking sumthing…there was no ‘fire
    it seems like…defense needs fixing…

    Offensive was okay.. n Ikaika did fairly well against a bottom 20 team…n not want to take away the hard work all did…but just trying to be realistic…n a win is a win …no matter if bottom 20 or top 20… they should all enjoy their omelets Monday…they deserve it…

    Just to me..from what me observe..is not a cohesive team at all…seem like a ship with no rudder…or Hokule’a with no sail…just saying…

    CONGRATS ALSO TO the 4 teams in Fridays games…well done for both winners n opponents…hope to see sum of u seniors there on that turf sum day soon..wearing the rainbow colors…

  36. Manoa#1 November 23, 2014 2:36 pm

    Unlv got Robbed from the Time Keeper the last play Before the TD Took Longer then 5 seconds.!!

  37. Naks8 November 23, 2014 2:46 pm

    Congrats boys! A win is a win. Get one more to end on a positive note

  38. oneseason November 23, 2014 2:54 pm

    31 … NotNasti: We went to the game last night too. It was an exciting game.
    Regarding your comments (in quotes):
    1) “way to dwell on the negatives.”: I just restated Chow’s conference record.
    2) “What’s obvious: we’re not a good team. Chow’s record has been a disappointment”: The question we should be asking is why are we losing.
    3) “we need better talent; we make too many mistakes”: You seems to blame the players for lack of talent for mistakes and losses. I think it would be better to examine the long term lack of staffing of key coaching positions and how that impacts player performance.
    4) “we’re not exciting”: The strategies and play calling under Chow’s leadership has struggled to produce both wins and excitement.
    5) “But you know what? The 22,000 fans at Halawa last night were excited and entertained.”: And I was too. But I was not very entertained at the Nevada & Utah State games. I hope that significant leadership changes are made so that next year we can have a lot of exciting games.

  39. d1shima November 23, 2014 2:59 pm

    I wish you guys would make up my mind!

    if UH wins at Fresno State, Chow, for sure, will be back for 2015 and I’m ready for a very boring offensive game plan and plays called – can I endure another year?

    If this win was enough for the decision makers to keep Chow, then they better DEMAND the hiring of an experienced OC and WR coach. Those are the most glaring areas of deficiency. Look what happened when Chow brought in RB coach with tons of experience this year? Multiple RB’s had success.

    😛 😈 😆

  40. A-House November 23, 2014 3:01 pm

    we have begun watching last night’s game and in the pregame show, Kekaula gives Blaine Gaison credit for starting the “senior walk”

    no, no, Robert it was Nelson Maeda who should be credited for this special event – we were there and Nelson appeared in the tunnel and started to walk about – then he turned back into the tunnel and a few minutes later he and Gaison appeared and both began to walk around the stadium

    why do certain sports individuals keep claiming it was Gaison??? Maybe, Blaine should publish an article telling the public who is really responsible for UH Senior Walk.

    how disappointing!!!

  41. innocent observer November 23, 2014 3:02 pm

    not sure but it appears the game time keeper may not have kept the play time accurately. it appears questionable that the last play prior to the touchdown play took only 4 seconds to complete; there were only 5 seconds left on the play clock. maybe some body should take a look at the play back and see if the timer had stopped the time prematurely before the completion of that play. if something is amiss, it is too late to change but then uh cannot claim that it was a real victory but a gift.

  42. A-House November 23, 2014 3:04 pm


    my position is Chow should be let go, period!!!

    winning at Fresno or a 3 game winning streak is NOT the reason to retain Chow.

  43. d1shima November 23, 2014 3:07 pm

    My take:

    The coaching staff came up with ways to win when the talent level was, well, level.

    The losses generally were to teams with bigger/better players.

    The team has gone into many games starting players who were not at the top of the depth when training camp started.

    For the last game, the oddah guys lost a NFL RB a couple of years ago and a NFL QB last year. I no think they had it on the roster to “reload” that. I look forward to another entertaining game.


    (fire away)

  44. d1shima November 23, 2014 3:10 pm


    56 -14 d1shima

  45. d1shima November 23, 2014 3:12 pm

    Sounds like “innocent observer” may have been the one who pulled the cannon string too early! 😉

  46. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 23, 2014 3:26 pm

    Happy for the seniors and team for securing that crazy victory. There will be plenty of time to discuss staff changes. Gotta savor this one in the here and now.

    On another note, does anyone else realize that #1 Mr. Honolulu gets chewed out by Demo quite a bit during the course of the season? LOL. I thought Demo was ready for throw blows at and vice versa last night. Was kinda funny to watch.

  47. cavewarrior November 23, 2014 3:31 pm

    I’d like to see Coach Chow next year. There are some tall wideouts next year (currently recovering from injuries); we’ll see if their speed is better than the DBs. Coaches adjust schemes for the personnel they have.

    GO Warriors!!!

  48. ArcumFortis November 23, 2014 3:41 pm

    Great fun to be at Aloha Stadium last night. Perfect game? No. Perfect victory? No. Did the time keeper get it right by leaving one second on the clock? I dunno.

    But for the first time in a while we won a game when the opportunity presented itself. Felt great for Marcus Kemp who dropped a crucial 3rd down pass not long before the end. Catches like the final TD will build his confidence and belief in himself.

    Should coach Chow be retained? Not if we have the money to buy him out (and probably pay someone else more). We don’t have the money. I predict he stays. Does this mean the team will continue to struggle? Not necessarily.

    Was it fun to be at the stadium last night? It absolutely was.

  49. beans November 23, 2014 4:10 pm

    I was lucky enough to be at the San Jose State game and the UNLV game to see the joy in our players faces with those wins. It was priceless! If you haven’t ever been up close in person experiencing it, you should. It is what makes it all worth while for the players and coaches. They put many, many, hours of effort into making their team the beast that they can. Even a win like this one, which is dished by some, is an accomplishment that they deserve to be proud of.
    I will be at the Fresno game hoping to experience their jubilation again. Go Bows Go!

  50. NotNasti November 23, 2014 4:34 pm


    I was summarizing the criticism of the team and coaches by some people on this blog and many at the water coolers during the week. I am not in a position to criticize the hard working, fight to the end players. Not necessarily my personal views. I should have put them in quotations like you did. I believe that if we had Joey for the last ten games, we would be 8-4 or 7-5 right now.

    As to the play clock, if you remember on our second to the last drive, Joey was ruled down at the one yard line and the call was reviewed. The clock was stopped at 2:00. After the review, the game clock should have been started up again, but after Joey scored on the next play, the game clock was still at 2:00. Had it been running, perhaps UNLV would have run out of time. But that’s neither here nor there. UNLV can grumble all they want about the timer’s “slow hand,” but in the end, the penalties are their fault and they let us score.

  51. UHfan808 November 23, 2014 4:36 pm

    Good evening after Game Day, Tsai-kos!

    Wow, I’m still so stoked about last nite’s game ending win!


    On to the next game tomorrow but geez hehe what a weekend blast!



  52. cappie the dog November 23, 2014 5:15 pm

    If Hawaii gets by Fresno State, obviously, they’ll end the season with a 5-8 record.

    And don’t forget that Rice was a replacement for New Mexico State. Potentially, we’re talking about a 6-7 season. In my mind, Chow probably did enough to merit another season relative to our athletic budget.

    I think the triple-option is the future. When McMackin was let go, I alone on Thanksgiving Day at my auntie’s house, made a case for Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper.

  53. oneseason November 23, 2014 5:38 pm

    NotNasti: #49 … I really liked seeing the players and coaches get a well deserved win and celebrate. I don’t want to minimize the importance of that, but I also know that we are near the end of the season. This should be a time for analysis and decisions also. While I see the wisdom in letting the euphoria linger a few more days before focusing to much on the numbers, I hope important long term decisions are not made in ill-considered glee either.

  54. Rodney November 23, 2014 5:39 pm

    Watched game of uh and is it just me but
    RK and especially Miano are so bad
    I understand Miano trying to be relevant
    but he is so bad on TV!!!!

  55. UHfan808 November 23, 2014 6:11 pm

    33 FUHA

    Thank you for your post

    Yep, I am thrilled about their never give up attitude


    Thank you, Tsaimeister and everyone who posted links to read and watch today. Sure enjoyed this win!

  56. oldtimer808 November 23, 2014 6:18 pm

    What the hell No.9 you just can’t be happy for these student/athletes for their win. It doesn’t matter who the win is against. These young men have worked hard all year and also are working hard towards their degree.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid November 23, 2014 6:23 pm

    The only thing better tha a win is a hard fought, down – to – the-wire win like last night. Mahalo for an awesome victory Warriors. DO IT AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

  58. Markazulu November 23, 2014 6:25 pm

    Forget records last night was a good football game. I understand nobody will confuse beating unlv to upsetting the usc’s of the world but it was a marvelous game. I mean cmon we scored a game winning td with only 1 sec left. Does it make up for the horrible win percentage of chow? Obviously not but let’s enjoy the moment.

  59. A-House November 23, 2014 7:05 pm

    we watched the last 5 seconds several times and the clock stopped at 1 second when the pass was incomplete – there was NO early stop of the game clock!

    it does appear there was a slight delay after the ball was snapped before the clock began to move – perhaps a delay from the timer’s hand when the ball was snapped to activating the clock.

    I’m sure we have seen worst clock movement in football and basketball – regardless of the conference.

  60. A-House November 23, 2014 7:10 pm

    2015 recruiting will be very interesting to watch – who comes and who goes

    like 2014, I will not pay attention to any of the “hype” – good or bad!

    Mrs A-House berates me every time I become critical of a coach or player – I keep reminding her it must be my military training – cause for every mistake I make someone or more than someone will be killed – quite different from a “game”

    perhaps it’s not a good thing, but training is training.

  61. pollypicador November 23, 2014 7:11 pm

    I saw the video (check UH athletic site) of the teams post game celebration. Nice. In the video Chows singing the alma mater, dancing, jumping and absorbing the win with his players. He is the most happiest I’ve seen him since he’s been here. I hope there’s more to come. This picture needs to be framed. It needs to be embedded in the minds of his returning players… and leave an favorable impression on them so that it gives them the hunger for more future moments like this.

    Last night’s game may ignite the spark.

    Yet I believe that the product of Chow’s future success, righting of the ship, and the successes of his team takes those to continue shaking the tree, taking a shot of the teams pride and forever nipping at their heels in the media, talk shows and blogs (heaven forbid if one from here does).

    Last night’s game, namely Chow’s approach to his offense, reminds me of power SEC football…top heavy in the running game–where this type of offense opens up long play action passes. With close to 380 yards gained rushing and another 230 some yards passing against UNLV…the Warrior’s offense was not boring. As a fan of football I will take this type of offense and performance every game. Personally (I said it before) the offense gels better when the QB takes the snaps under center. After the Wyoming game the offense, questionable, went to the QB running the offense exclusively out of the shot gun until last night.

    Keep rolling. Snowball. Make memories, Warriors. Very nice.

  62. d1shima November 23, 2014 7:17 pm

    A birdee is chirping that Hawaii has a path to the MWC Championship game after all!


  63. A-House November 23, 2014 7:21 pm

    instinct – vision – jumping the gun – knowledge of your opponent – capabilities and limitations – idiosyncrasies, those nasty little habits we pick up and use, or mannerisms can be positive or negative – patterns

    use whatever you like to create a training aid(s)

    OK, SteveM and kifi – I owe you guys lunch at Maple Garden – give me a date!

  64. A-House November 23, 2014 7:24 pm


    you joking???

  65. A-House November 23, 2014 7:31 pm


    don’t tell that to all the college and NFL teams that are using a “spread” type offense – shotgun for majority of snaps and few under center

    interestingly, all those “chippers”, sports analysts/sports casters, who blasted UH and Colt B on use of the “spread offense” have suddenly gotten quite – wonder

    kinda reminds me of the Republicans who boasted after the mid-term elections on how they received a people’s mandate to defeat the Democratic agenda – as an independent, it will be interesting to watch from the sidelines – now to the 2016 elections.

  66. Markazulu November 23, 2014 7:46 pm

    On inside access they actually talk about the play clock on the play before “the catch”

  67. d1shima November 23, 2014 8:05 pm


  68. jeezy33 November 23, 2014 8:13 pm

    Good win… But doesn’t reflect the program moving in the right direction. Defense not looking good. Offense still conservative when they can put a team away. Still making mental mistakes taking care of the ball..

  69. Z November 23, 2014 8:48 pm

    Chow said Ikaika called the last play of the game.

  70. BigWave96744 November 23, 2014 9:10 pm

    Yup, D1 not joking.
    Rainbow Warriors are still chasing championships
    Still Get Chance

  71. Kifi November 23, 2014 9:22 pm

    #62 – It’s all good A-House. The wins are satisfying enough for me.

  72. kryon November 23, 2014 9:28 pm

    Man some of you are just downers. This is the kind of Hawaii GMs we want. A fighting team! A team that overcomes! Over achieves! Works hard! Man celebrate that the team pulled it out. No one talks about 60-0 GMs 10 years from now. But they will remember this. But some of you here will still be saying, it was just unlv. Come on. Be proud. This is what makes us local. Us all Hawaiians. We overcome whatever the mainland throws at us. And yes the coaching needs to improve and may need a change. But I wouldn’t have it any different. I rather see a hard trying team over a team built like the Alabama’s. We will never be stocked n loaded like those programs. But hawaii teams will fight you til the end. You can say all you want bout we have little talent, not able to compete with the top programs, etc. Yet, when have we ever? 1 or 2 years under JJ. Whos offense by the way does not work anymore. His record at smu speaks for itself. Evry year his wins went down. He even got a qb transfer from texas who actually did pretty food in a narional champ gm n still did nothing at smu. We are the team that over achieves! That’s who we are. That’s who we like to cheer for. If chow can manage getting a team like that, then we should be good about it. If not, get another. But this win is for the kids who fought all season, for us fans, so why keep trying to take that away by saying so what we won? We still like fire the coach. Relax. We won. Let’s enjoy until after the season. Then we can push for change if its needed. N I do believe something has to happen. Til then, let’s get another W!

  73. al November 23, 2014 9:43 pm

    Glorious moment…
    Jeezy and I high five-ing it as we exit the aloha stadium, albeit with a huge smile on our faces as did everyone else who attended.

  74. Former UH Athlete November 23, 2014 9:51 pm

    Speaking of catches… Did anybody else think Odell Beckam’s TD catch was the GREATEST CATCH OF ALL TIME?

    –Not to be confused with most important catch of all time. I still think Montana to Clark was best in that category… Hence the phrase, “The Catch”.

  75. Z November 23, 2014 9:58 pm

    Wahine now 4-1 with tonights win over UNLV.


  76. UHfan808 November 23, 2014 10:02 pm

    53 Rodney:

    Regarding your complaints about about Kekaula and Miano?

    Please clarify,:

  77. SteveM November 23, 2014 10:04 pm

    Kifi November 23, 2014 at 9:22 pm
    #62 – It’s all good A-House. The wins are satisfying enough for me.

    A-House — Ditto. Would love to have lunch with you, as we have many times before, but NOT because you lost a bet. 🙂 But thanks for making the last 3 games real interesting with high stake Tsai-ko lunches. Wow, this was getting serious…

  78. Tempmanoa November 23, 2014 10:24 pm

    The joy of the win is wearing out– need another fix– a win over Fresno!! I won’t settle for a moral victory.
    If we had the money, it is clear to everyone that Chow would be fired given his record. Since we have no money, we just need to hope that Chow makes changes in the off-season like he did last year when he fired Kaumeyer and hired Clune on defense and when he hired a new OC (he did not work out, but it shows Chow knows a change is needed).

  79. pollypicador November 23, 2014 11:03 pm

    Re-Inside Access

    It was classy that RK sought out Graham to say a few words on senior night.

    As the show progressed most of the focus was on the luminaries, with those players giving their acknowledgements, impressions.

    And to the player, whose career was a roller coaster ride of emotion and a career ending injury from earlier in this season, was given the opportunity to say a few– lasting words it must have made him feel good inside, respected, and accounted for. I thought it was a very good touch by RK to include Graham. It means the world to the player and to those watching that think highly of Graham as a person.

  80. JP Morgan November 23, 2014 11:27 pm

    #14 [it was “all the players” that made it happen from the OL blocking to Kemp’s route to Ikaika’s pass – nothing to do with coaching].

    If what you wrote is true, then conversely – if a play doesn’t work it was “all the players” that didn’t make it happen from the OL not blocking to the receiver not running the right route to the QB not throwing the right pass – nothing to do with coaching.

  81. JP Morgan November 24, 2014 1:32 am

    14 – Is it safe to say that if a plays fails, then it has nothing to do with the players and is all about coaching?

  82. st. anthony trojan November 24, 2014 3:19 am

    yea… was a good win… from most on here…although sum will not acknowledge it…
    It just shows our ‘boys’ played better… when it really counted…

    Thanks for the link RB..for those of us..away n not able to watch…was watching the streaming..then my computer lost connection..so only saw the first quarter…

    But there was something ‘glaring’ missing in that kinda short CELEBRATION N CATCH video from RB… JUST WONDERED IF NE ONE ELSE SAW IT…???

  83. rj808 November 24, 2014 3:50 am

    14 – it was “all the players” that made it happen from the OL blocking to Kemp’s route to Ikaika’s pass – nothing to do with coaching. Does the same hold true if a play fails? Is it all on the players?

  84. jr808 November 24, 2014 5:39 am

    Good win for the team!

  85. mjp November 24, 2014 7:08 am

    Before a team can become a winning team you have to learn how to win. Winning is a process. This team learned how to win on the road at SJSU and they learned how to comeback and win on Saturday. Last year they put up yards and points and couldn’t win…….they were close. This year they were close against a lot of solid teams including three from the Pas12……..but couldn’t do the things necessary to post a win.

    They made a lot of mistakes in their loses.

    Last night they made the plays they needed to make down the stretch to pull out a great win. It is a great win because of how they did it. Down with 20 seconds to go.

    And don’t kid yourself the team is loaded with young players with talent that contributed these last few games: Kemp, Ewalinko, Nelson, Lewis, Castro, Saint Juste, Small, Joas, Unga, Tupai, Allen, Henderson, Koloomatangi, Barker. And we do return a solid bunch of players with a lot of experience: Philips, Garcia-Williams, Lakalaka, Pedroza, Marrell Jasckson, Woolsey, Williams, Gener, Poti, Vele, Dimattei, Fonua, Urbadn, Clarke, Haynes, Moleni, Tulimaseili, Shawley, Manoa.

    And these guys are waiting on the wings and haven’t hit the field yet: Higdon 6’3 DB, Stubblefield 6′ WR, Rogers 6’1 DB, Mageo 6’2 LB, Mulanga 6’3 2o0 DB, Philips 6′ WR, Tago 6’2 220 LB, Waa 6’4 310 OL, Fairchild 6’3 230 LB, Sai 6’3 305 OL, Falemalu 6’1 LB, Tavai 6’4 LB, Eli 6’4 290 OL, Hollins 6’4 280 OL, Rasmussen 6’2 DL, Josey 6’2 WR, Patterson 6′ WR, Torres 6’2 TE, Gifford 6’4 DL, Ortisi 6’2 WR.

    There is more speed and height on the way.

    We just need to shore up the DL and we are still in search of a QB that can throw the ball accurately.

    A lot will rely on how well Woolsey and the other young QBs can develop and we need to see what Wittek can do.

  86. A-House November 24, 2014 7:28 am

    kifi and SteveM:

    I am humbled by your graciousness! Truly, I am.

    Win of lose, I would have loved to chat while eating at Maple Garden.

    Mrs A-House tells me yesterday “you were quiet” after the win – reply,” just enjoyed your comments on the win” – that was good enough!

    I truly wish that UH beats Fresno – that would give them 4 conference victories and 2 road wins over conference opponents after 18 or was it 19 consecutive losses on the road.

    too early to say that they have “turned the corner”, but winning can become a very “bad” habit!!!!!!!!!! If Chow is retained, I do hope that he decides early to hire an experienced OC and QB coach – next, hire an experienced WR coach to capitalize on the players currently on the roster and new recruits – current coaches just don’t have it yet. Why let the program suffer?

  87. Don Weir November 24, 2014 7:53 am

    How big were the smiles on the parent’s faces for senior night?
    Down on the field their smiles lit up the stadium. This is part of the game as well.

    I had a chance to speak with Frank Lloyd Sr. (parent of Jr. #70). He is right; playing for UH and getting your education is a great experience.

    Who is the head coach right now? Who are the other coaches? Who are the players?
    That is what we should keep in mind until the end of the season and keep up the support for the UH Football Program 2014.

  88. Stephen Tsai November 24, 2014 7:53 am

    Today’s post: https://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=26235

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