Ulu-Perry expected to join Warriors

fred-232x300All signs point to offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry joining the Warriors, according to people familiar with the situation.

Ulu-Perry was granted a conditional release from his UCLA scholarship, opening the way for him to transfer to UH. He left the Bruins two weeks ago. He needs to pass fall classes — which shouldn’t be a problem — to finalize the release.

As a Saint Louis School senior last year, Ulu-Perry was ranked as ESPN.com’s No. 1 offensive guard and Scout.com’s No. 1 center. Scout gave him a 4-star rating.

Ulu-Perry played eight games as a UCLA freshman this season, splitting time between offensive guard and defensive tackle.

Chris Naeole, UH’s offensive line coach, tutored Ulu-Perry when he was a youth player.

Ulu-Perry would have to have redshirt in 2016 accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

UH and UCLA meet in the Rose Bowl on Sept. 9, 2017.

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Avis has selected Warrior Dave.

E-mail me at stsai@staradvertiser.com


  1. Frannyk December 8, 2015 12:47 am


    GO ROLO GO!!!!

    I must admit, Rolo was not my first choice for HC. But after I heard his heart about his love for Hawaii and it’s people, after he spoke so sincerely about his passion and plans to make Hawaii Football great again, I’m a believer!

    And now he has PROVEN it and gone out to win those recruits over to have them be believers too! It gives me every confidence to know the program is in GOOD hands.

    Congrats to Rolo, Naeole and Abe. So far, so GREAT!! LIVE ALOHA, PLAY WARRIOR!!!


  2. Ballpicker December 8, 2015 12:49 am

    It would be great news if Ulu-Perry comes home to play for Hawaii.

  3. Ballpicker December 8, 2015 12:54 am

    And good morning all Warriors. Happy Holidays to all as it is a great start to a new recruiting season. Waz up DPK!!!!
    Mahalo Mr. Tsai for being up at an ungodly hour and sharing good news for those like me that are waiting for positive info.

  4. ai-eee-soos December 8, 2015 12:54 am

    Good news.

    Good morning, indeed.

  5. Ballpicker December 8, 2015 1:01 am

    Gotta luv it,
    Be Loyal to the Soil….Mean!!!

  6. Drod December 8, 2015 1:37 am

    Awesome news!

  7. S.peezy55 December 8, 2015 2:08 am

    This is great news. GO WARRIORS!!

  8. Maddog50 December 8, 2015 3:46 am


  9. cappie the dog December 8, 2015 4:42 am

    Does this mean that Hawaii was Ulu-Perry’s first choice all along, but went away because of the previous coaching regime?

  10. shadow December 8, 2015 5:52 am

    Ulu-Perry is a great player!

    I think there will be more who realize that “home is really where the heart is” & take the 50th state’s team to greater heights.

  11. mileHIwarrior December 8, 2015 6:13 am

    Lookin’ good Coach!! Keep ’em coming! Hana Pa’a!

  12. 3-Prong December 8, 2015 6:20 am


  13. Boya_jr December 8, 2015 6:33 am

    I’m so happy about this announcement. I’m a Hawaii boy living on the Mainland and I’m always thinking about how I can come back home. Going to UH was awesome and I realized that that you can always leave the rock throughout your life and career. But to play for Hawaii, your home, and make a name for yourself here. That’s an opportunity of a lifetime. UH pride, Hawaii pride!

  14. tom-warriornation December 8, 2015 6:54 am

    Keep the ball rolling Rolo!

  15. Bugaz December 8, 2015 7:02 am

    Exciting time for Warrior ohana!!! Stay loyal to your soil Gang! Love it

  16. kanak December 8, 2015 7:21 am

    Nice! Didn’t know UCLA played him at DT as well since in HS he was exclusively OG, shows the athleticism. Time to update the hanapaa board…

  17. Down with... December 8, 2015 7:42 am

    Wow!!!! This is huge!

  18. Tanman December 8, 2015 7:44 am

    Good job!! Great OL starter once he can start!! Possibly NFL quality player!!

  19. DaveLetterMan December 8, 2015 7:47 am

    NR’s tweet from last night:
    Hana pa’a #grassisntalwaysgreener #backtopriderock

    Morning, Tsaikos!

  20. Maddog50 December 8, 2015 7:59 am

    Latest news is fantastic-really looking for a couple of jumbo commits at DL, like 3 or 4 who can go now. Toss in a few LBs for earlies an I can start to relax—-really see a return to 4 man front. The other stuff I can wait-

  21. seewhy December 8, 2015 8:23 am

    #Hanapa’a Board

    ✓ #trojangunslinger
    ✓ Muti
    ✓ Timoteo
    ✓ Ulu-Perry
    [] Auwae
    [] Kapoi
    [] Santiago
    [] Latu
    [] Foster

  22. seewhy December 8, 2015 8:25 am

    The ball is rolling guys! I hope to see the domino effect on the rest of the local boys. #backtopriderock #gobows

  23. Down with... December 8, 2015 8:28 am

    See Why…lets throw Malepeai, Eletise, Anae, and (Tua) in there also. You never know February is a long way away….Defend Hawaii!!!

  24. 808warriorfan December 8, 2015 8:29 am

    #9 … “Cappie” … a very good question !!!!!

  25. turfwar December 8, 2015 8:30 am

    Can’t wait for the biggest matchup…. when Ulu-Perry goes against Tulimasealii for the first time at practice. Kennedy will always be a hero in my book for staying home when he had so many options at a time when the program was not at it’s highest and now Fred can continue a long legacy of many who chose to stay home and go to battle with our Warriors.

  26. PONO December 8, 2015 8:33 am

    Biggest recruit! He will anchor the line for years to come. Huge Pickup.

  27. seewhy December 8, 2015 8:40 am

    RE: Down with…

    Rajah dat! Why not, ah.

  28. seewhy December 8, 2015 8:41 am


    You said it. No matter what Kennedy does, I’ll always be thankful for what he did.

  29. Dano December 8, 2015 8:54 am

    Of course, OL coach Nae’ole has a big part in this, as well as Rolo, as ST states.

  30. BigWave96744 December 8, 2015 8:58 am

    This season was such a downer that during the heart of the season, TV, Radio & SA hardly had anything to really report. The past week has brought back the meat of UH football talk instead of side dishes & fillers.

    Grear job ST for the scoops, word on the street & being the big birdie 🙂

  31. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2015 9:03 am

    The best thing Tulimasealii did was become eligible. He buckled down and did what he needed to do.

  32. Former UH Athlete December 8, 2015 9:40 am

    This is why it’s smart for any incoming coach should retain one or two coaches from the previous regime. Even if they don’t necessarily fit into your long term vision, they can reopen recruiting communication before the rest of the staff is still in the hiring process.

  33. hitmanhart December 8, 2015 9:49 am

    aloha and morning all !! nice gets !! welcome home Fred Ulu-Perry !! welcome to daWarriors family 4life !! know if we can get Vavae Malepeai to stay home !!

  34. jeezy33 December 8, 2015 9:51 am

    Props to Hawaii coaches for being quick and persistent…. But little perspective now. Ulu Perry is playing for Hawaii because he wants to come home… Simple as that. If Naeole can land Auwae after his 1 month recruiting suspension, I’ll give him his due props.

  35. WarriorNY December 8, 2015 10:00 am


    This might be the best local player other than maybe Kennedy to come here in the past ten years! ESPN ranked #1… That’s crazy good!

    Will he have 3 for 3 after his redshirt year? Is there any way he can get immediate eligibility? Like Kirkwood did at Temple last year? I think even Shaq Stokes got it immediately in basketball before he was arrested…

    Great Job Rolo!!!

  36. jeezy33 December 8, 2015 10:04 am

    35. Sit out 1 year then 3 for 3.

  37. jeezy33 December 8, 2015 10:05 am

    Should make the scout team pretty tough and KT will have his work cut out at practice.

  38. Warrior Fan December 8, 2015 10:07 am

    Nice pick up for UH! Welcome back Ulu-Perry!! Hope we can keep the momentum going with the local recruits. #GoWarriors

  39. Warrior Fan December 8, 2015 10:09 am

    If we can get Kahuku HC on our staff (which should be priority if he’s interested)… I think we’ll be able to get Vavae Malepeai to commit to UH. I mean, he is his nephew and named after him.

  40. NorthShoreFan December 8, 2015 10:11 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Bring the boyz back! The boyz got the aina under the finger nails. It calls them back!


  41. LizKauai December 8, 2015 10:28 am

    Love the energy on the blog… Hope Coach is reading it too… Especially yesterday’s tidbits.
    Happy recruiting!

  42. Traitmanz December 8, 2015 10:35 am

    Rolo should try and poach Mark Atuaia as RB coach while BYU is looking for a new coach

  43. WarriorNY December 8, 2015 10:37 am

    Cool thanks Jeezy… Do you know how people can get immediate eligibility like the guys I mentioned before? I know they both wanted to play closer to home and somehow got exceptions…

  44. Markazulu December 8, 2015 10:38 am

    Wow I’m completely shocked… Like Jeezy said if we land Auwae OMG! I’m interested to see how the rest of recruiting goes lol

  45. Markazulu December 8, 2015 10:41 am

    I love that rolo is trying to build not a team but a family. But I wonder does that mean they’ll try to build a relationship with Past athletes to maybe get um going to the games.

  46. WarriorNY December 8, 2015 10:44 am

    Although Kennedy is graduating next year, we do now have 3 ESPN top 300 recruits on our roster… KT, Zwahlen and now Ulu-Perry… Exciting times… Correct me if i’m wrong but I don’t think any other MW team has 1 on their roster except Fresno’s QB…

  47. Paniolo December 8, 2015 10:48 am

    Coach Rolovich has been handed a whole bunch of returnees in 2016. So it won’t be a rebuilding year, despite a new aggressive offensive new scheme. Nice to Ulu-perry will be transferring.
    Forgot their names, but I wonder if that local kid that decommitted from UCLA this year has his option on our Warrior football team? How about the top recruit Hawaii committing to Arizona this year.
    Hey Stephen anyword on these two local kids?

  48. jeezy33 December 8, 2015 10:50 am

    43. It really depends. It is a long process though and usually if it has to do with taking care of someone in the family, NCAA will grant exceptions. Seems like a case by case issue with no clear cut answer. I don’t think this is a situation where he would be able to play right away though.

  49. jeezy33 December 8, 2015 10:52 am

    47. Returnees doesn’t mean much if the guys returning haven’t tasted success yet. When you don’t even know who your QB is yet, I think we are still rebuilding. It really does just take 1 good JC QB transfer to make it happen though. Although it did take Rolo and Colt a year to smell success.

  50. sofaking_blk December 8, 2015 10:59 am

    IMHO, Rolo needs to recruit some quality WRs. The guys we have now are nothing short of PATHETIC! I have NEVER seen so many dropped balls in the past two years. These guys dropped as many balls in one game than the Dread Heads dropped in one year.

  51. amela December 8, 2015 11:00 am

    I think Ulu-Perry wanted to stay home but I think his family wanted him to go away for the experience. Kennedy set the stage that we can keep good players home and now with Fred U-P coming back and Goeas from Kansas and Makani this year that’s what I’m talking about. Now if Vaevae would…

  52. kanak December 8, 2015 11:08 am


    We know what Ikaika is, and assuming that Reilly didn’t smell the field for obvious reasons. I’m hoping for a mid-year JC QB… get him in, learn the system and compete in spring. Then hopefully it’s him or Zwahlen.

  53. Maddog50 December 8, 2015 11:10 am

    Can’t teach quickness and speed. Muscle twitch as its called is natural. These receivers can be taught an awful lot and be productive. Gonna have to be broken down first. Speed by itself meAns very little by itself. There are some fast guys on this team but…….it means nothing unless it produces results.

  54. amela December 8, 2015 11:30 am

    Christmas for me is coming early!

  55. (Jesse)James December 8, 2015 11:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Welcome to the Warriors Fred Ulu-Perry!!!

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2015 11:35 am

    Loyal to the soil! I like that one, BP! Aloha to you my friend!

    Great news about Ulu-Perry. That recruit list kepps getting better.
    Way to go Rolo!


  57. Hakuna Matata December 8, 2015 11:36 am

    Breidon Fehoko leaves Texas Tech and decides to come home…
    Father Vili is given the warrior mascot duties


  58. Derek December 8, 2015 11:37 am

    Nobody has more love for the University of Hawaii football program than Rich Miano. Rolo should look at him to help build the walk-on program, a once terrific program, and also to see if he can of help on the defensive side of the ball whatever Rolo feels best. Miano can also help Abe with the defensive backs. How about, Associate Head Coach, if it’s not the defensive coordinator. The point is, Miano has value. If Rolo wants committed people, there is no better example than Rich Miano. He bleeds green. Want LiveAloha, Play Warrior? Miano embodies that. He doesn’t want to be any place, except Hawaii. That’s JMHO.

  59. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2015 11:37 am

    Well, there is one little snag. He needs to pass two classes. I’m told there’s a 99.5 percent chance he’ll do that.

  60. Whats up December 8, 2015 11:37 am

    I agree with Jeezy33 on this one… Ulu Perry wanted to come and play at home. Rolo didn’t talk Ulu Perry to come home and play at Hawaii. And if anybody deserves a little bit of credit it is coach Naole for establishing a rapport with Ulu Perry in the past.

    So lets pump the brakes on Rolo recruiting props for Kids that committed already when Norm Chow was coach like Milton, Muti, Timoteo and with kids wanting to come home and play like Ulu Perry.

    I’m interested to see who Rolo and his staff can land on there own accord.

  61. Maddog50 December 8, 2015 11:41 am

    The core of the OL can compete in this league Eli, Tupai, Allen, Waa, Eperone. Koloamatangi is a Guard. They need OT’s. Might have missed a name but don’t know if RS can fill the bill. People may get excited about happy guys-me I want terminators and dominators. I like the core group we’ll see what is coming up but hope is not a plan-Go Warriors!!!!!

  62. seewhy December 8, 2015 12:14 pm


    We still haven’t seen Matt Norman, Austin Webb, J.R. Hensley, and Arona Amosa game time action yet.

  63. Hakuna Matata December 8, 2015 12:24 pm

    Is Lawrence Lagafuaina in school ?
    What about Mack Richards ?

  64. A-House December 8, 2015 12:34 pm

    ever since I recognized that I’m very poor in the English language and the help I have received from Mrs. A-House

    I re-read ST’s intro to today’s post and he said all indications point to Ulu-Perry joining the UH football program – has Ulu-Perry already made that commitment?

    seems so many posters today have already concluded that ST’s post is Pride Rock — set in stone!

    I also wish for it to happen, but until the “fat lady signs” – Yogi Berra, I will be like Mr. Miyagi ( quiet ).

    If it should happen, what will the OL be like in spring ball, fall camp, and in Australia???? will we see the true teaching skills of Naole come to the fore?

  65. kanak December 8, 2015 12:42 pm

    The kid left the mainland because he was homesick, and still wants to play ball. Unless he’s planning on playing intramural, good chance he wants to play for UH. We’ll know for sure once he passes his classes and officially transfers, until then let’s be positive and hope it’s true lol… Live aloha, play warrior!

  66. Waikapu December 8, 2015 12:53 pm

    Great get, but agree with What’s Up: Ulu-Perry wanted to come home, he would of played for Norm Chow or Mickey Mouse whoever was the head coach. Naeole deserves the credit not Rolo. Rolo deserves credit for keeping Naeole! Still, Ulu-Perry won’t help next year so keep fishing Rolo.

  67. What??? December 8, 2015 12:58 pm

    Amazing how people who don’t know squat know what Rolovich has to do.

  68. Hakuna Matata December 8, 2015 12:59 pm

    sleeping giant from kealakehe high..now at College of the Canyons..
    Coach em up Naeole

  69. What??? December 8, 2015 1:05 pm

    Jeezy no be offended. You know stuff.

  70. Balko December 8, 2015 1:06 pm

    Re. “teaching skills of Naole come to the fore”

    UH was 81st in the nation with 31 sacks allowed with 217 yards yielded to opponents for an average of 2.38 yards.

    Keeping Naole was questionable decision at best just looking at the outcomes on the field, but he his a significant recruiting liability. His appeal to recruits and recruits’ parents is limited at best due to his, shall we say, rough hewn speaking style that doesn’t exactly inspire a recruit’s parent with confidence that the education their son will receive at UH will be anything but subpar (his one calling card, an NFL resume, is moot because UH hasn’t sent anyone of note to the NFL in quite some time).

  71. Kaimiloa December 8, 2015 1:12 pm

    68… “Clifford Cox does not have any highlights” – bad link?

  72. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2015 1:39 pm

    He’s committed.
    UCLA was reluctant to issue a release if it would hurt its APR.
    But he’s a good student, and he’ll pass his two finals. And when he does, he’ll join the Warriors and then we can prepare for the next 16 signings.

  73. Warrior Dave December 8, 2015 1:40 pm

    With a new HC comes optimism for next year and beyond. Love the job Rolo and the coaches did to get Milton and Timoteo to recommit. Hard work pays off.

    Not going to lie but Rolo has renewed my interest in Warrior football. Sorry things didn’t work out for Chow, but I’m glad he got an opportunity to be a HC and I hope he and his wife enjoy their life together.

    Thank you Avis’ daughter for picking me for the T shirt. I will wear it proudly and with a new commitment to Warrior football!!

  74. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2015 1:41 pm

    LL’s ship — and eligibility — has sailed.
    Mack Richards is on mission, but I don’t think his commitment is binding, because of a new NCAA rule.

  75. Balko December 8, 2015 2:59 pm

    It is interesting how people repackage the character of players who, due to homesickness, return to Hawaii. Being homesick is someone who is overcome with fear, panics and runs away. Those usually aren’t the characteristics that football fans ascribe to players they want on their team.

  76. Bugaz December 8, 2015 3:03 pm

    I thought homesick was missing family and all the things you were able to do at home and not at the new place. Either way that young man can PLAY WARRIOR and get into the NFL and buy his mommy a house wherever he gets drafted.

  77. Frannyk December 8, 2015 3:04 pm

    #s 34, 60.

    Let’s not fool ourselves. Ulu Perry can play anywhere in the country he darn well pleases. He can name his place! If he wasn’t happy with the University of Hawaii, it’s program and it’s coaches, he would never have committed here, even if he DID want to come home. Props to Rolo for selling the program and Priderock to convince FUP to play for us!

    As for Milton and Timoteo, during the recent holding period on recruiting by UH, those kids were being courted by other schools like Wazzu and considering changing their minds. But in hearing Timoteo on the news last night, they were convinced by Rolo to stay home. Timoteo said that he is in hopes that this will be a signal to other players from Hawaii to make their commitments to The Warriors as well, so that they can “turn this thing around”!

    Give credit where credit is due. Rolo, Naeole and Abe are doing a great job so far!

  78. (Jesse)James December 8, 2015 3:15 pm

    Now that it’s official that Jake Cookus is being retained by Rolo as Special Teams coach….thoughts?

  79. ML Warrior December 8, 2015 3:24 pm

    Matthew Norman has been working out and continues to gain weight this past season, the coaches like what he has done this past season and he is expected to compete for a starting position for next season.

  80. Willie December 8, 2015 3:30 pm

    Current SA article regarding the Women’s National Soccer Team cancellation. One reason cited for the poor field conditions listed was “sharp rocks ingrained all over the field. They were everywhere.” Had not heard of any sharp rock complaints during Warrior football games by the home team or visitors. What’s going on here?

  81. Balko December 8, 2015 3:35 pm

    When Michele Nagamine, the women’s soccer coach, was interviewed on ESPN, she said the white shards were likely sea shell fragments used in the turf fill.

  82. Whats up December 8, 2015 3:40 pm


    Ulu Perry came home because he was home sick and missed his family and Hawaii. He did not come home because of Rolovich…

    I could hear the conversation between Rolo and Ulu-Perry now.

    Ulu Perry- I want to play for my home Hawaii?

    Rolo- Yes, what do we need to do get you here?

    Ulu Perry- I have to finish 2 classes and I can transfer.

    Rolo- Ok, Is there any question a I answer for you as I am the new Hawaii Head Coach?

    Ulu Perry- Nah, I’m good… I came home to play for my Family and represent Hawaii, it doesn’t matter who the head coach is, but Naole is a good coach and helped me and I would mind playing for him.

    Rolo. Ok. Play Warrior. Pride Rock.

  83. BigWave96744 December 8, 2015 3:48 pm

    Would FUP have come home if Norm was still the coach?

    On a side note Ualesi “Wesley” has 1 more year at his JC then is looking to come home.

  84. BigWave96744 December 8, 2015 3:49 pm

    Ualesi “Wesley” Sale, that is

  85. Balko December 8, 2015 3:51 pm

    The ESPN interview with Michele Nagamine, the women’s soccer coach ,yesterday was damaging to UH. She said confirmed the sharp white shards all over the Aloha Stadium field and acknowledged that they did cause harm to the US players who used the field.

    Nagamine further said she told the US team that the only soccer field in the state that met the needs of soccer was the one the UH team uses in Waipio, and that Aloha Stadium was not up to soccer standards.

    Nagamine also stated that it was factually incorrect to compare the turf needs of soccer players to the turf needs of football players. She said they were totally different standards. Furthermore, she noted that female soccer players suffer far more injuries than football players, so the concerns of the US team were not only valid, but important to consider because this was their livelihood.

    Lastly, Nagamine noted that the NFL was requiring that Aloha Stadium replace the turf before the next Pro Bowl.

  86. Balko December 8, 2015 3:57 pm

    Bugaz, wont it be hard for someone to play in the NFL if he can’t live on the Mainland because he is too homesick to live there?

  87. Maddog50 December 8, 2015 4:06 pm

    This session is theater of the absurd-Welcome Mr Ulu Perry-welcome home-

  88. Long Commute December 8, 2015 4:24 pm

    It’s not easy to go to the mainland for college. I was homesick and didn’t care for it even though I made it through graduation. After college, I came back home to work for a while, but then got the desire to go to the mainland and here I reside many years later.

    An experience straight out of high school doesn’t determine whether a person can do it years later. Also, Fred is a young man. He will change a lot in only a few short years.

  89. blue rocks December 8, 2015 4:51 pm

    I get the reference to the Disney Movie, with Musafa and PRIDE ROCK,but shouldn’t it be ROCK PRIDE.

  90. tom December 8, 2015 5:00 pm

    BALKO in #85 said:The ESPN interview with Michele Nagamine, the women’s soccer coach ,yesterday was damaging to UH.

    I think he meant damaging to the Stadium Authority as UH uses the field but doesn’t maintain the Stadium.

  91. Balko December 8, 2015 5:15 pm

    Tom, thanks but no, I meant UH. Nagamine unknowingly at the time inflicted an unforced error by jumping into the fray with the radio interview (although it seemed like she was just trying to be helpful) and effectively undermining the Stadium Authority (a UH partner) and portraying how poorly the UH facilities were maintained in another part of the interview I didn’t mention.

    Considering the news that US Women’s soccer is considering a lawsuit against the promoters (likely to recoup costs/time lost) Nagamine provided sufficient deposition material to further undermine the image of UH on the national level as well as the Stadium Authority.

    I’m personally not interested in the well being of the Stadium Authority, and would rather see it folded into a different entity that would encourage revenue sharing with the AD (and if this is a tipping point, so be it).

    As most lawyers will tell you, when in doubt, keep quite and don’t produce material for use in a suit. Nagamine seems nice, but it was a bad move to give such a long, detailed interview with so many observations about the deficiencies she observed matching he complaints of the players.

  92. Old School Dave December 8, 2015 5:15 pm

    Living and going to school in Westwood would seem to be an ideal situation for many 18-19 year olds (nice campus and a lot to do in the neighborhood). So. Cal is like Hawaii in many ways. Anyway, life is too short and if attending UH is what will make Mr Ulu-Perry happy, then more power to him. No sense in being miserable and it’s better to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face.

    Retaining Jake Cookus had been another smart move by Coach Rolovich.

  93. Balko December 8, 2015 6:01 pm

    ESPN ranked all 40 bowl games this year:

    31. Hawai’i Bowl
    San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
    Honolulu | Aloha Stadium
    Dec. 24, 8 p.m. on ESPN
    You can spend Christmas Eve watching the Aztecs, one of the country’s more underrated teams. San Diego State won the Mountain West Conference, its first outright league title since 1986, and can finish the season with a 10-game winning streak. To do it, it’ll have to slow down former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel, who threw for 2,777 yards with 19 touchdowns for Cincinnati.

    Curiously, the other “beach bowl” came in at 36:

    36. Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
    Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
    Nassau, Bahamas | Robinson National Stadium
    Dec. 24, noon on ESPN
    The Blue Raiders and Broncos flew under the radar after slow starts, but both ended up being pretty good teams. Middle Tennessee knocked off Marshall 27-24, which was the first of four straight wins to end the regular season. Western Michigan stunned Toledo 35-30 in its finale.

  94. kahuna December 8, 2015 6:33 pm

    LA is not for everyone. Yeah…maybe Fred got an idea of what life would be like in LA on a recruiting visit..but sometimes when you spend extended time there you don’t actually like the place(due to many reasons) and would prefer home.

    I have known of many people who went to live there or went to school there and then came home. Sometimes money. glamour and “stuff to do” is not what make people happy. Family, way of life and lifestyle is sometimes too powerful to ignore.

    Whatever is the case….welcome home Fred!

  95. A-House December 8, 2015 7:16 pm


    thank you for the Ulu Perry commitment post – all is well up the street!

    I wish I had seen Timoteo’s interview – very positive recruiting tool for UH; unexpected, but may be the “tipping point” for other student athletes — not only football, but all sports

    it seems the top 2 Hawaii HS players are still committed to PAC 12 schools – but, always get hope.

  96. A-House December 8, 2015 7:20 pm

    btw, anyone seen that Harry Potter World will open at Universal Studio in California on 4/7/2016

    if anything close to Orlando, it will be a success!

    road trip anyone? 1st UH vs San Jose St — 2nd 49er game in Santa Clara — 3rd a short visit ( 2 days more than enough ) for Harry Potter world

  97. Balko December 8, 2015 7:24 pm

    I assume everybody has read this by now, but if not:

    Don’t Let Kids Play Football (kids under 18 years of age)

  98. Hakuna Matata December 8, 2015 9:31 pm

    could Adrian Klemm be following Ulu Perry….would be a nice setup
    let’s pay him $325 G’s…half of what he’s getting at UCLA…with incentives
    If he takes it then I’d like to see him jump off the highest board at the swimming pool, like he did back when all the players would do that as a reward for their hard work.
    But give him the TITLE OC and Associate Head Coach for resume purposes

  99. Markazulu December 8, 2015 11:04 pm


    If u wanna see timoteo had to say on the news.

  100. Hakuna Matata December 9, 2015 12:12 am

    Hopefully Adrian Klemm is our next big recruit….the money will get bigger Adrian..just come to Hawaii and be the next OC & Associate HC. Then in your 4th year take your talents to the highest peak in this game called football.
    Let’s do this….

  101. cappie the dog December 9, 2015 3:17 am


    Shaquille Stokes got that waiver Jeezy was talking about and played right away at Hofstra, and then, well…

  102. dopaco24 December 9, 2015 6:24 am


    Since when has the Stadium Authority been a UH partner? Excluding ticket sales, they collect 100% of UH game revenue(parking, concessions, merchandise, etc.). When the Stadium Authority was charging rent, which they can still do at their discretion, UH was even giving 7% of gross ticket sales to the Stadium Authority. Aloha Stadium even gets to use UH’s ticketing system for most of their events. Nowhere else in the world does such a one-sided stadium deal exist. UH is more like a corporate sponsor of Aloha Stadium, but without any perks other than facility use.

  103. Bugaz December 9, 2015 6:59 am


    Aloha kakahiaka Warrior Ohana! Protect Pride Rock!

  104. Maddog50 December 9, 2015 7:03 am

    Dopako24 could not have said it better.

  105. DaveLetterMan December 9, 2015 7:35 am

    NR tweeted:
    The world lost a great Warrior today. Thoughts and prayers for his family.
    Anybody know who he’s talking about?

  106. Stephen Tsai December 9, 2015 7:54 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=34794

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