Ursua set to join Warriors
Forty-two months after signing with the UH football team, playmaker John Ursua will be joining the Warriors.
Ursua said he earned admission into UH, and will participate in training camp.
The initial plan calls for Ursua to redshirt this season.
Ursua signed with UH in 2012 with the intent of going on a two-year church mission. But there were procedural snags, and Ursua did not start the mission until 2013. He returned this past spring. Ursua said he and UH coach Norm Chow exchanged letters during his mission. Chow reserved Ursua’s scholarship.
Ursua can be used as a running back, receiver and returner.
Great news regarding Ursua!
Elusive! Go Bows!
Its been so long, I kinda forgot just who is John Ursua. Well, to my surprise, as a 3-star athlete out of Saratoga Springs, Utah, John was also recruited by BYU and Utah. I am thrilled that he has stayed with his commitment to the Warriors.
COA may just be the vehicle wherein the Power5 and/or NCAA receives unwanted attention in regards to Title IX statute and Congressional “guide” to changing the
#4 continued: darn internet glitches!
TOTAL landscape of what is permissible within the NCAA and how it operates in dealing with all schools
may just be the “tool” where “discrimination” charges are filed thereby opening a can of worms the “powers” have hidden in the closet all these many years.
#4 & 5 continued:
who are the powers at the NCAA? those select individuals who “head-up” departments or divisions or whatever they are called
how many, if any, are from non-Power5 schools?
last 2 NCAA additions were: former SEC commissioner and lead attorney filing claims AGAINST the NCAA from Alabama – U no, the one UH hired to assist with Gib Arnold’s infractions
Great news on Ursua. He reminds me of Gerald Welch. A slippery guy to tackle.
Holomua to Lario’s boy (John Ursua)….the lineage of Halawa strikes again!
Awesome news regarding Ursua…Looks like CO 2.0 in his highlights look forward to seeing some exciting plays from him…
Aloha kakahiaka! Morning, ST!
Morning, Mr. A-House!
Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Ursua!
Amway Coaches Poll released. Chow on the list of voters.
Here’s a few videos of Chow’s interviews from Media Days.
Chow Compares Max Wittek to Carson Palmer
Chow on new defensive coordinator Tom Mason.
A-House, I don’t think there will be unwanted attention regarding Title IX since all schools know about equal opportunities and benefits for men and women students.
I think the schools would need to figure out how to balance out the COA between male and female student athletes. The balancing of the $$$ could be 85 stipends for the football team and stipends/scholarship $$$ equivalent for the women student athlete/team.
So if the football team has a COA total of $340,000, then an equivalent amount can be divided among the women’s team.
That’s how I see it.
I’m glad that Urusa stayed committed to the Warriors.
Tom Mason…isn’t that the guy on “Falling Skies”?
I hope Ursua will have an opportunity to play basketball as well. He was a pretty gifted basketball player in high school.
Nice to have Ursua make it. New Media guide is out-nice effort really nice job now on another topic the remaining folks expected to arrive? And the new Uniforms, any body got insight?
If I was Chow I’d use Ursua this year. There is no tomorrow. People will go nuts if UH doesn’t do well this year. I’d use every tool in my bag to stay alive if I was Norm.
Thanks for the link, Shoko. It was quite interesting that of all the offensive players,
he mentioned Dylan Collie. Now he’s got my interest.
Noticed that #18 (from last season) not listed in the new Media Guide nor on the UH website football roster.
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I agree with Manoa Mist, they should use Ursua versus redshirt…The time is NOW to make things happen and not keep talent on the shelf unless they can’t break the “two deep.” There is an urgency to show some improvement in the program or start folding the tents.
# Wo dat?? Is it a big secret?
#20: Who is #18?
#18 Jerrell Jackson
LEILEHUA COACHES…for those maybe away or don’t get the SA…
Nolan Tokuda, head coach
Mark Kurisu, defensive coordinator, safety, strength coordinator
Chad Townsend, defensive backs
Darrin Matsumiya, linebackers, special teams
Alasi Matautia, defensive line
Peni Melei, defensive line
Bobby George, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
Kimo Piceno, team pastor
Ikaika Kaninau, offensive line
Edieson Dumlao, wide receivers
Yes, Chow should use Urusa this year.
After the first four games, there will be injuries.
It was a long road, but Welcome to the Warriors, John Ursua!
Best news of the summer. Ursua made it. Stay healthy John. Stay thirsty, my friend.
The late additions to the roster fill it out nicely. The big back and tight end, the DB’s, the touch back kicker; but the literal biggest surprise was on the DL where I see a transfer from Kansas State at 6’1 340. Granted it’s all on paper, but nice additions nonetheless.! Go Warriors!
Forgot about Ursua too! Nice!
News flash, 4 Ohio State players of significance suspended for football opener versus Virginia Tech. So far one game suspension noted. Unofficial chatter mentions due to marijuana and/or academics.
If this was UH, probably would see a much longer suspension period. I guess different standards do apply to the top tier programs compared to the rest of the country.
Maybe they should have all players smoke a joint before a game.. be a interesting game huh…
Haka who was the transfer from Kansas St?
I also don’t see #31 PK Kainoa McDonald. Did he transfer?
The next Wright start will be on ESPN.
Thanks for the mo-…I mean, memories, at UH.
I read that two DL leaving KSU…..CJ Reese and Terrell Clinkscales….but read nothing about them coming to Hawaii.
Neither of them 6-1 340 so not sure who Haka talking about. Hope its Reece cause he will have a longer career being only a freshman.
I believe he’s talking about Tyson Beaune. He played at KSU the last three years I think.
Tyson Beaune DL 6-1 340 Jr. Studio City, Calif. / Kansas State .
Check out this dude. Wide and heavy and seems to know how to play.
Hm….still read nothing about him coming from KSU.
Googled his name and all I get is he is a Chatswotth High grad from 2012. Nothing about him being from KState.
The glass is half-full. Hagger, Butler, Davis, Sanchez, Cameron Hayes, and 6-2 320 Kansas St transfer Tyson Beaune are now on the roster.
Tyson Beaune DL 6-1 340 Jr. Studio City, Calif. / Kansas State .
He can play two way. I would call him Mr. Pancake.
Hope he can start…
My guess is he attended school there but never played since I went back to look at K State’s roster for 2013 and 2014 and did not see his name on the rosters.
Probably a pickup for scout team practice player. Don’t see how someone like him is going to help. No record of him on roster nor record of him playing in games. Even if you a mop up player you still get credited for playing in games….like Sai Tummala when he was a bench warmer for ASU.
This dude has ZERO record of him doing anything at KSU….as far as I can find.
I checked the 2012, 2013 and 2014 KSU rosters and Beaune isn’t listed on any of them.
The most impressive of the late comers have to be Hagger. 6-6 230 with WR speed and also a double digit scorer for his jc’s basketball team. How we going keep this dude out of the lineup?
Guy is a matchup nightmare and could be the TE UH can finally use as a weapon instead of a decoy.
Regarding the K-State transfer I am glad someone else did the research. I looked at several sites and found nothing but HS stuff. Norm Chow does have a long relationship with Bill Snyder so I am sure something got checked out, but no evidence on any roster, although roster typically go 2 maybe 3 deep. Should be interesting who shows up this weekend, as far as I can tell its 5 or six coupla OL a DB an RB and a TE. Hope it all happens
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