Times they are a-changin’

What time do you have?

Sorry, it’s wrong.

While today is the halfway point — 15th of 29 practices — in the countdown to the Sept. 3 opener, according to the Warrior calendar, it’s Sept. 2.

That means weight-training in the morning, practice at mid-day, meals, meetings and, tonight, an excursion to see, “Straight Outta Compton.” Tomorrow, there are expected to be several game-day activities leading to the late-afternoon practice at Aloha Stadium.

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The other day, it was pointed out the Warriors will play games in five time zones this season.

It also should be noted their game-day schedule will be diverse with several kickoff times.

At home, there will be kickoffs at 7 p.m. (Colorado) and 4:30 p.m. (Air Force), as well as the usual 6 p.m. start.

On the road, the scheduled kickoff times are 3:30 p.m. Eastern (Ohio State), 6 p.m. Central (Wisconsin), 5 p.m. Mountain (New Mexico), 1 p.m. Pacific (Nevada) and 3 p.m. Pacific (UNLV). No kickoff time has been announced for the road game against Boise State.

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Here are the newcomers:

Running back Melvin Davis
Running back Melvin Davis
Wideout Isaiah Bernard
Wideout Isaiah Bernard
Isaiah Bernard
Isaiah Bernard
Isaiah Bernard
Isaiah Bernard
Cornerback/safety Dejaun Butler
Cornerback/safety Dejaun Butler


  1. akuhead2 August 19, 2015 6:52 am

    And maybe Antonio Flowers ?

  2. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2015 6:56 am

    He was never projected to make it.

  3. orioles4eva August 19, 2015 7:04 am

    Changing times, maybe we can hope for different results.

  4. Maddog50 August 19, 2015 7:23 am

    Melvin Davis looks very healthy-

  5. tom-warriornation August 19, 2015 7:26 am

    Antonio said he will be there in January.

  6. letsgowarriors August 19, 2015 7:28 am

    just pics and non contact, but i like the way Bernard catches the ball

  7. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2015 7:50 am

    The deal is UH limits the times to shoot.
    They have warmups, then the practice periods start.
    Each period is 5 minutes.
    On a single day like today, they’ll probably go 17 to 19 periods. (On Monday, they went 20 periods.)
    On double days, they’ll go about 13 periods in the first session.
    Earlier individual periods can be photographed or videoed.
    But sometimes they’ll switch it around, like yesterday, and run the two-minute offense in the first period. So that period can’t be recorded.
    One of the assistants will relay the shooting periods. Usually, it’s the first five. Yesterday, it was just period 2 and 3.
    That’s why most of the photos are of leaping catches or blocking drills.

  8. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2015 7:57 am

    If you go to a lot of practices, you can figure out the intent.
    For instance, a guy came up to me once and was grumbling that UH didn’t try to stretch defenses with long passes. I just shrugged. Hey, I’m trying to take notes.
    But what he didn’t get was that they were in third-down situational drills. They were trying to work on the clock, down-and-distance, while at mid-field. Basically, you can stretch the field on first or second down; not so much, on third-and-4 at midfield in the two-minute drill.
    Another guy was bitching about one of my videos because a player slowed up after catching a pass. Two things to note: 1) He caught the pass in the end zone. If he kept running, he would hit the video tower. 2) I shot it in slo-mo.
    But I digress.

  9. 3-Prong August 19, 2015 8:05 am

    Speed Power Balance Awrite!


  10. ML Warrior August 19, 2015 8:08 am

    Good old espn, I plan on attending the Hawaii vs. BSU game, I just wish I knew what time the game started…

  11. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 8:20 am

    4. Sarcasm? Looks out of shape to me.. Beemer gonna destroy him I’m guessing.

  12. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 8:23 am

    Learning curve for WRs seems to take at least 1 year in this system. Haven’t seen anybody come in a grasp the offense in year 1 yet. Thinking Bernard most likely redshirts this year if he has one available.

  13. boolakanaka August 19, 2015 8:40 am

    double 3s looks like a big boy. I’m not sure if he is in shape or not…but, Lendale White of SC fame had the same build and he use to tear up folks in college.

  14. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 8:45 am

    Clearly out of shape. Missed all of camp so far so somewhat expected. But as a short yardage guy, it shouldn’t be too big an issue if he’s splitting time anyway.

  15. Maddog50 August 19, 2015 8:45 am

    Just said he looks healthy. I am am sure he is going to be just fine, the other guys have been going at it for some time. Looking forward to him standing out-go Warriors

  16. amela August 19, 2015 8:46 am

    I like his yards after contact. Hope he can keep up with D-1 speed,

  17. boolakanaka August 19, 2015 8:54 am

    I’m sure he is not in shape like most of the team. But, I am not so tethered to builds, I played with plenty of guys with Hercules bodies and minnie mouse games. Now that said, their were freaks like Niko, who looked like Arnold in the 11th grade and had a game to back it up.

    Ole Vince Wilfork, will never be in physique magazine, but the brother can straight play.

  18. Maddog50 August 19, 2015 9:02 am

    Watched the clip of the Buffaloes “new” uniforms. Just in my opinion they have a lot of options but bland is one word I might use. They do have one version which is “dull silver” which is exactly that. Almost seemed like a big build-up then air out of the balloon moment. Warriors new uni’s much more “exciting”. In my humble opinion-

  19. Ipu Man August 19, 2015 9:03 am

    “Another guy was bitching about one of my videos
    because a player slowed up after catching a pass.
    Two things to note:
    1) He caught the pass in the end zone.
    If he kept running, he would hit the video tower.
    2) I shot it in slo-mo.
    But I digress”

    Hilarious… 🙂

  20. Inyoface August 19, 2015 9:08 am

    Boise St. ranked #5 in the USA Today poll. Pretty high considering they haven’t picked a QB yet.

  21. H-Man August 19, 2015 9:18 am

    ST, what is the practice schedule beyond Saturday, Aug 22nd? I don’t seem to have it.

  22. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 9:31 am

    17. I understand where you are coming from. But more times than not, I don’t want to give every single athlete the benefit of the doubt of being the exception to the rule as to what a high level D1 football player looks like.

    And NT can be built like Wilfork. Still, he is the exception to the rule. Not very many guys that big can move that quick. Not all about size.

  23. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 9:33 am

    Chad Owens might be the most exciting slot to ever play for Hawaii. Doesn’t mean I want to make it a emphasis to recruit undersized slots that aren’t super fast in high school hoping that athlete will have a ridiculous work ethic like Owens and turn out to be Owens.

  24. boolakanaka August 19, 2015 9:33 am

    Saw Vince playing hoops the other day, man has a nice set shot…..

  25. jeezy33 August 19, 2015 9:35 am

    19. Think ST woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. Not sure what sparked his rant about certain UH fans.

  26. NorthShoreFan August 19, 2015 10:01 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    grand kids back to Texas, slowly cleaning up the tornado they left behind, slowly recovering from bon dance activities..not…

    Welcome to the newbies..D1 is a different animal but got a good start…Davis looks like a load. Mahalo for the video.
    would like to see more ball security on up the gut runs…but hoping can duplicate the runs here.
    Smell of leather is in the air!…IMUA WARRIORS!

  27. NorthShoreFan August 19, 2015 10:03 am

    I guess people grumble without knowing what they grumbling about…lol! can be frustrating….

  28. 3-Prong August 19, 2015 10:16 am

    ST: is that a time change on the Wisconsin Game? Hawaii Athletics site showing a 7:00pm Central kickoff?

  29. Rodney August 19, 2015 11:08 am

    What time is practice today?

  30. kapakahi August 19, 2015 12:19 pm


    Again……what happened with S Matt Adams?

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid August 19, 2015 12:30 pm

    If any of the newbies aren’t in shape, Beemer will fix that in hurry. Gonna be fun to watch the big guy run!


  32. H-Man August 19, 2015 12:39 pm

    ST previously reported today’s practice is scheduled to start at 12:50 pm. This past Saturday, parking was $6. On Monday it was $5. Today??

  33. kimo browner August 19, 2015 12:51 pm

    Davis looks great on film. Size,vision,quick feet–he can run down hill and juke it on a dime. Can he block? Our O should fit his assets: he can feel seams and move towards it quickly. He reminds of another rainbow warrior who played under Tomey–Wilpert Haslip. Same type build and running style, only Davis is taller and packs more pounds.

  34. kimo browner August 19, 2015 1:00 pm

    Mr Tsai, BTW, Thank you for all your coverage. Most fans are exactly that–fans.
    That is a good thing.
    Keep it going.

  35. jimmy the lock August 19, 2015 1:16 pm

    If you still can, Happy Hump Day!

    If no can, Happy Pump Day.


  36. cappie the dog August 19, 2015 1:32 pm

    I never liked West Coast rap.

    I thought rap was about cleverness, about rhyming. I loved Public Enemy and A Tribe Called Quest. NWA was more about “keeping it real”.

    West Coast rap was about problems.

    East Coast rap was about solutions.

    Well, empowering yourself by listening to the teachings of Louis Farakkhan offers the African-American male very little protection against the police.

    After seeing “Straight Outta Compton”, I finally bought the CD, and realized it’s a lot more relevant than the rap albums of NWA’s contemporaries.

    This is what’s great about sports. You learn to get along with people from other cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

    I would hope.

    Ice Cube was a scary dude, back in the day.

  37. Boolakanaka@yale.edu August 19, 2015 1:41 pm

    You got the authority, to kill a minority….NWA

  38. BigFan August 19, 2015 2:01 pm

    Talking about Chad Owens reminded me about Ameer Abdullah’s (Lion’s rookie rb) ability. Guy runs a 4.6 forty but sure has the moves to make people miss. He’s on one of my fantasy teams so I hope he’s a top 15 rb this year.

  39. BigFan August 19, 2015 2:03 pm

    Davis was a highly rated rb out of hs so we’ll see how he does. I’m glad he’s here as we were lacking big size at that position.

  40. Abunai August 19, 2015 3:04 pm


    UH coaches should try get this transfer…. Leaving Iowa and looking around…

  41. Old School Dave August 19, 2015 3:31 pm

    So far, no major injuries in Fall camp. Practice hard. Practice smart. Fingers crossed.

    I hope Alika Smith applies for the UH assistant coaching vacancy. UH just posted the job vacancy on their site, so I guess that former Utah and Salt Lake CC coach Norm Parrish is headed back there.

  42. el burro sabio August 19, 2015 6:22 pm

    Sure, Alika can apply for any job he wants to, that doesn’t mean he will be hired.

  43. A-House August 19, 2015 8:33 pm


    our seat assignment: Sec 12AA, row 6, #6 & 8 for Ohio St

    field level and nearly 180 degrees from your seats.

  44. kapakahi August 19, 2015 11:09 pm


    Did Butler swap jersey numbers with true frosh CB Cameron Hayes?


  45. Akuhead2 August 20, 2015 2:50 am

    Always great info. Thanks.
    Wanted to ask about Beaune on the DL.
    Anyone see him practice ? Anyone see him work out with Beamer ? Has he been injured ? Is he doing well in school ? The usual stuff.

  46. Maddog50 August 20, 2015 5:15 am

    Nice article on Dejon Allen today. Seeing the picture he certainly looks like a force to be reckoned with. Always took a special interest in the player that wears number 50 as I did for three years. He got out of Compton me out of Engelwood now known as Chiraq…….football was the key UH was the vehicle. So much to be thankful for! Go Warriors!!!

  47. Thekiddd August 20, 2015 6:10 am

    Saw someone get taken by ambulance from the ice bath pool after practice yesterday. Any updates on what happened?

  48. Stephen Tsai August 20, 2015 7:34 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=32663

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