View from the top

The Warriors have the 48-hour rule — the time limit to celebrate or mourn a victory or loss.

But for 144 hours, the Warriors can enjoy being atop the MWC’s West Division with a 1-0 league record. (Doesn’t the Washington opener, like Iselle, seem like it was ages ago?)

So raise a cold Gatorade to:

> Ikaika Woolsey, who rebounded from a slump and demotion, to rally the Warriors to their first MWC victory since November 2012. Leadership is about responding when things don’t go well. He remained upbeat during second-team reps last week.

> Diocemy Saint Juste, who had the best game of his two-season UH career. There hasn’t been a time this calendar year when Saint Juste hasn’t hasn’t had some sort of ailment or another. A few weeks ago, he decided, heck with that, and vowed to play no matter what. After scoring the suspense-ending TD last night, he said: “I had to man up and do what I had to do.”

> Marcus Kemp and Quinton Pedroza, receivers who had struggled for post-catch yards in the first five games, both broke away from defenders for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

> The offensive line, which went from ground-and-pound in the first quarter, to pass protection in the second, and then back to pounding in the second half.

> The defense, which managed to get pressure consistently and turnovers when needed.


  1. ai-eee-soos October 12, 2014 8:40 am


  2. kawika49 October 12, 2014 8:55 am

    That was an emotional Roller Coaster of a game. Good effort on all fronts. The booboo’s are correctable. Especially Kickoffs.

  3. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 12, 2014 9:01 am

    Congrats to the Bows on this win. Onward to SDSU.

    Go Bows!

  4. gigi-hawaii October 12, 2014 9:05 am

    Congrats to the Warriors!
    Don’t ever give up!
    Keep this up and continue to win!

  5. markazulu October 12, 2014 9:23 am

    Anyone got an update on Lakalaka

  6. 3-Prong October 12, 2014 9:24 am

    …as Leonard Peters once said “after a win, the food tastes better and the girls look prettier”. hehe

    Let’s Go Bows!!

  7. Bowwar October 12, 2014 9:24 am

    Our receivers have to stop playing “timid” & fight for each & every ball thrown to them. The Pedroza fumble was kinda pathetic, as the defender just took the ball away without much resistance. Saint Juste ran with conviction & it showed. I hope Lakalaka’s concussion isn’t too bad, as he has been one of the team’s most consistent performers. Now, what is the QB roster now that Graham is out? Who is third string?

  8. markazulu October 12, 2014 9:27 am

    @Bowwar if im not mistaken it’s probably gonna be Beau Riley at #2
    Maybe Eric Prater #3

  9. 3-Prong October 12, 2014 9:28 am

    Congrats boo, the boola boola squad came through against the black knights. So too did the ‘Cats of McMinnville.

  10. Stephen Tsai October 12, 2014 9:28 am

    Lakalaka has a concussion. He’ll undergo progress checks this week.

  11. Bowwar October 12, 2014 9:28 am

    Nice to see the pass-catch to Pu’u-Robinson…They definitely need to use the TE more.

  12. 3-Prong October 12, 2014 9:29 am

    Is TG’s broken foot confirmed?

  13. Bowwar October 12, 2014 9:31 am

    #8: Zulu, I hope Prater is game ready,as it may get to where his number is called…Did Ben Clarke get injured? I though I heard BC mention that during the game…Hope it’s not serious, Asher’s our most consistent OL.

  14. Paki Parker October 12, 2014 9:31 am

    Happy 21st Birthday to Steven Lakalaka!
    Now you can really enjoy the day if you’re not feeling too woozy. Hope it’s not a concussion.

  15. Bowwar October 12, 2014 9:34 am

    RB is also thin if Lakalaka is out…I still like Lewis back there. Why was Joas only used for one play?

  16. st. anthony trojan October 12, 2014 9:36 am

    seems like every game…we are giving up sum ‘bombs’
    the 42 yard we gave up not good…..well them bombs should or hopefully be worked on this week..

    not good really to play ‘catch-up’ football…but glad for the ‘grit’ the team showed…on how it can be done…when down…

    two QB’S out…now comes the worry part…for the 3rd….so glad to see ikaika step up
    n show sum skills that was so sorely lacking the past few games…if all had played…like this game the first 3 games.. n if play calling was ‘aggressive’ like this game..we could n should be 4-0 at this point…that enthusiasm n motivation hopefully stays high for the aztecs later this week…

    so happy for the Rainbow Warriors….


  17. kev-1 October 12, 2014 9:40 am

    Great start to conference play. Hope the team heals up quick.

    Any update on when we could see Iosefa back? I think what is now evident with our running game is that we don’t need to rely only on Iosefa when and if he comes back. Lakalaka has proven he is a D1 starter. St. Juste showed us what he can do. And even Joas showed a little spark, despite such limited action.

  18. kev-1 October 12, 2014 9:41 am

    Guess I’m being moderated. Anyway, great start to conference play.

  19. Bowwar October 12, 2014 9:42 am

    I liked how Nelson played…Phillips was burned by the long pass. Looks like Maggit was benched, as he was a weak spot on the defense.

  20. Shoko October 12, 2014 9:47 am

    Interesting Woolsey is the lone quarterback standing coming out of fall camp. Usually the normal progression is to go down the depth chart if there is an injury.


  21. Lurker#8 October 12, 2014 10:02 am

    Congratulations Warriors!
    The team showed great perseverance and grit.
    Keep fighting !
    BELIEVE !!!

  22. ArcumFortis October 12, 2014 10:05 am

    The Warriors looked like a defeated and demoralized team in the first quarter last night. And the stadium had a rather morgue like tone. It’s as if the team and the fans were resigned to defeat, no matter what.

    The second half was very different. You could feel the intensity and the Warriors play was much improved. So much of sports is attitude, momentum and belief. For the most part in the second half we looked like a very good football team. Not many obvious errors and plenty of fight. I don’t think we lack the physical capability (though a few more offensive “weapons” could help) but rather the repetitive losses just wear you down. I hope we can string together a few more wins. If we do I think we will have a different team. If we lose next week we risk sinking back into resignation. Imua!

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid October 12, 2014 10:31 am

    Congrats to the Warriors and their coaches for a great TEAM victory! Many stepped up and they came together to carve out a win. Love the fighting “never say die” spirit.


  24. islandman October 12, 2014 10:33 am

    Raise a cold gatorade to Taylor Graham, who finally got his chance after all the hard work and kept us in the game. I guess he might be out for the rest of the season, but he could be seen at the end of the game during the Alma Mater time and doing the cheer afterwards, along with all the other happy faces. A real team player.

  25. A-House October 12, 2014 10:38 am

    I hope UH OC noticed that Saint Juste is most effective running the ball to the perimeter than up the middle – he is built for quickness and speed and it showed whenever he turned the corner and out ran the CB or DB – think the Wyoming DBs were not prepared for him

    Pleased to see the “no flat pass” by UH last night – very ineffective – even the NFL teams run that with little success – takes to long for the pass to travel to the WR allowing the CBs to react and reduce YAC.

    Will UH do a WR in motion to the QB and do a quick pass and let him run?

    WRers seemed to improve in “separation” from the CBs last night allowing several long TD passes

  26. al October 12, 2014 10:41 am

    Tray on Henderson should be player of the week for defense.

  27. A-House October 12, 2014 10:41 am


    we also noticed Taylor hobbling over to give encouragement to Beau Riley as he began his “warm-up” passes behind the bench

  28. al October 12, 2014 10:41 am


  29. A-House October 12, 2014 10:44 am

    the TV pregame show is just below us in the north end zone and we noticed how much Leonard Peters has “buffed-up” – whoa, all the “muscles Russell”!!!!!

    Nate, on the other hand has buffed up around the middle – still looks solid!

  30. Lawaia October 12, 2014 10:48 am

    Great game Coach Chow, Staff, and Na Koa Anuenue. Ikaika very proud of your effort and continued success the rest of the season. Imua Na Koa Anuenue.

  31. A-House October 12, 2014 10:53 am

    2015 will be an interesting year for UH QB situation – Woosley, Riley, Wittek, Zwahalen – 2 experienced and 2 rookies

    don’t expect Zwahalen to be any way near playing condition with so much time spent on the mission – very difficult to make up 2 years in 2 summer months – maybe best to do a “red-shirt” and be ready for 2016 as a 21 or 22 year-old freshman – would give him 12 months to learn the play book and get into playing shape — Wittek has only 2015 and Woosley will be a senior in 2016

    race to be the starting UH QB will be between Riley and Zwahalen in 2017 – unless Woosley fades in 2015; OR, Riley or Zwahalen leaps frog over Woosley – strange things do happen

  32. islandman October 12, 2014 10:53 am

    Ewaliko showed his speed and good play call.

  33. jeezy33 October 12, 2014 11:12 am

    Trayvon Henderson and Donnel Pumphrey should be locks for players of the week

  34. jeezy33 October 12, 2014 11:18 am

    Nick Nelson looks clearly hurt still. His tackling was suspect and looked a step slow. Hope he gets healthy soon. Still my favorite FR. Nice seeing Jerrell Jackson get some PT. Will be useful against taller WRs.

  35. jeezy33 October 12, 2014 11:19 am

    32. Ewaliko still hesitates a little too much.

  36. sofaking_blk October 12, 2014 11:19 am

    Are you kidding me, we’re back to Woolsey again, just when the Offense started clicking, back to square one.

  37. ArcumFortis October 12, 2014 11:32 am

    #36 you might want to check the QB stats again (or for the first time if you haven’t already). IW was the more productive QB last night.

  38. jeezy33 October 12, 2014 11:41 am

    37. correct. Although I do feel like play calling for Graham was a little too conservative. Was asked to make a lot of 3rd down passes after running on 1st and 2nd. Hit Harding over the middle on the shoulder pads and Harding wasn’t ready. Good to see Woolsey answer though. Wynn needs to get him out of the pocket where he is a lot more effective. Also need to call more TE screens when the D cheats.

  39. tom-warriornation October 12, 2014 11:44 am

    we now have over 330 Hawaii fans at the SDSU game on Oct. 18 sitting behind our Warrior bench; 10-20 rows behind (first 10 rows are vacant) from the 50-20 yard lines including the families of Kody Afusia, Tyler Hadden, Malachi Mageo, TJ Tamatuia, Simon Poti & Ruben Guzman.

    I can still get tickets for SDSU if anyone wants to join our 330+ Hawaii fans–just found out I can email these tix since it is too late for mailing. $18 each.
    Text me at: 415-324-0585.

  40. Bows4life October 12, 2014 11:46 am

    Good win warriors!

  41. sofaking_blk October 12, 2014 11:48 am

    Even the broken clock is right twice a day. Come talk to me after next Saturday.

  42. ArcumFortis October 12, 2014 12:09 pm

    #41. Some people can only see crap. These people mistakenly believe that what they see is outside of themselves but more accurately it is inherent to who they are.

    I am not engaging in prophesy and trying to convince you that IW is going to play well going forward. He may not. He has struggled in the past and may struggle next week as you imply. I am simply pointing out that he played well last night and was the better of the two quarterbacks that played.

    As for talking to you next week. Well, I would prefer not to. If IW has a bad game I will however know that your prediction was correct and that you might be enjoying being right. If that is so, it is fine with me.

  43. SteveM October 12, 2014 12:18 pm

    Good post-game Sunday everyone!

    Big win last night!
    First time I left the stadium pleased this year. Congrats to the team!

    This Saturday the tailgate moves to San Diego where the largest gathering of Tsai-kos this year is likely to occur. email me if you planning to attend the game.

    text tom-warriornation (see #39 above) if you need tickets.

  44. Shoko October 12, 2014 12:52 pm

    Vegas odds came out and shows Warriors as nine-point underdogs.

  45. kawika49 October 12, 2014 1:00 pm

    I’t between 10-10 1/2 now.

  46. Shoko October 12, 2014 1:13 pm

    Woolsey played a good game but I think most fans want to see if he can play consistently, which he hasn’t shown yet. Important to key in is Wyoming is probably the weakest conference opponent the Warriors will face this season next to UNLV.

  47. 3-Prong October 12, 2014 1:31 pm

    Nice little team you have there Seattle in your Seahawks. HOW ‘BOUT DEM COWBOYS!

  48. st. anthony trojan October 12, 2014 1:33 pm

    Sum one asked Juan Marichal one time..if he had heard of a player in the Dominican Republic…who at every at bat hit a home run…he reply was ‘no…who was pitching’….

    The level of athletes they face this week will be better…but if the past is ne yard stick to measure them by…it is the 3 pac-12 teams they have faced so far…2 they could easily have won..if there was ne offense at all…Oregon State is questionable…

    They have to step up again…the offense mostly…seems like the adjustments the defense makes at half time …works well…

    Special teams need to get a kick or punt for longer yardage.. n not give up so much…

    IF SO…the ‘who is pitching’ remark… will show up in a WIN…

    I truly believe…that those 3 teams prepared them well for ‘conference play’…
    barring ne melt down by Ikaika…if the offense can put 25 to 38 points up on the board..we will be ok..

  49. Old School Dave October 12, 2014 1:44 pm

    Good win for the Warriors!! Diocemy St. Juste looks like the player many thought he would turn out to be in college.

    I wonder if the UH coaches are looking at Kalani HS running back Ace Faumui? He has the frame 6’2 190 and athletic ability (4.7 – 40) to maybe play linebacker in college. Last night Faumui ran for 280 yards against Nanakuli in a losing effort. Nanakuli has a defensive lineman, Lyle Tuiloma, who’s headed to CU.

  50. al October 12, 2014 1:50 pm

    25…are you saying that norm chow wasn’t watching his team play?

    Anyway, those runs started in the middle and the ” juice” bounced it outside.

  51. Whats Up October 12, 2014 1:56 pm

    The team played with heart last night, the defense was outstanding last night.

  52. al October 12, 2014 2:14 pm

    The “replacements” came up big last night.

    Taylor graham, first time starter, got off well enough to keep hope alive. His replacement, ikaika woolsey was even larger as he led the comeback.

    Lakalaka, iosefa’s replacement, was on his way to another 100 yard game. Enter diocemy “the juice” st. Juste, who came up huge! And not to forget pereese “peewee” Joas’ cameo 14 yard run.

    Urban who replaced Afusia, who in return replaced wa’a along with dj Allen who replaced lefotu have made a huge impact.

    These young first time wr’s finally had a game. Perhaps we won’t talk about kirkwood and Haynes.

    Benny! Confirmed his existence!
    Lancelot Williams! Confirmed his presence!
    Castro! Another one stepping it up after jgw went down.
    Trayvon replacing or reclaiming his position after healing up.
    Nick Nelson. Another spare part that came up huge!

    Jalen Rogers getting better by the day. Jerrell yet one more.
    Puu-Robinson just needs to stay on the field.

    I probably missed a bunch more. But, depth is becoming an everyday word.
    These “replacements” are noteworthy.

    …nuff said

  53. Shoko October 12, 2014 2:34 pm

    Wondering if the Wyoming’s DC was a bit surprised that Woolsey replaced Graham. I wonder if it threw off the second half adjustments they planned cause now they had to adjust for a mobile quarterback, even though Woolsey didn’t run the ball at all.

  54. Ipu Man October 12, 2014 2:41 pm

    Lakalaka and all the other UH injured players
    can be Tsaikos now, especially if they have been konked in the head…
    and join us here in the land of Stephen Tsai and rest and heal up.

  55. Shoko October 12, 2014 2:52 pm

    Pretty big argument between Mora and Jeff Ulbrich yesterday. Just reinforces that football is a game of strong emotions.

  56. Ipu Man October 12, 2014 3:23 pm

    Dang, UH band looks and sounds good on reply now being shown
    on channel DC 51-1. (Guess that is the poor man’s channel 16)…

  57. Ipu Man October 12, 2014 3:26 pm

    “reply” now should be replay now. Dang spell check.

  58. Ipu Man October 12, 2014 3:42 pm

    Hawaii’s first third down pass play should have been called a defensive
    penalty instead of dropped pass as Wyoming was there too early.
    Referee needs glasses.

  59. kawika49 October 12, 2014 4:51 pm

    Our conditioning team, should be pleased; with their off season program and the players effort.

  60. Marleysdad October 12, 2014 5:28 pm

    3 prong, relax buddy. Don’t get ahead of yourself, it’s not even November yet.

  61. Mytake October 12, 2014 5:35 pm

    I like what I saw last night. Sure 4 fumbles was pretty ugly but, they over came that and got the win. My worry is there thin on players.

  62. Warrior Dave October 12, 2014 5:58 pm

    Wow, Hawaii boy Kolton Wong with a walk off Homer to win it in the 9th. Atta boy Kolton!!!

  63. Mytake October 12, 2014 6:02 pm

    One bothersome point. Im the 3rd qtr, Wyo punted the ball to the goal line and there was a couple of UH players hanging near the ball. One guy even dove at the ball when a Wyo player was downing it. Don’t they know what happens if they touch a live punted ball?

  64. A-House October 12, 2014 7:09 pm


    good question – I don’t know – do you?

    seems all the up the middle and pass to the flats were consistent the past 5 games were nearly ineffective – was Chow watching???

  65. 3-Prong October 12, 2014 7:17 pm

    #60 Marleysdad: Sorry, couldn’t help myself. It’s been a while since I had a reason to get pumped up about The Boys. Return of the Great Wall?

  66. Tanman October 12, 2014 7:21 pm

    So happy! Great game!! However, worry about the injuries… Go Bows!!

  67. cocobean October 12, 2014 8:19 pm

    Watching Inside Access now. I’m glad to hear Norm is in LA with his wife and leaving some of the grunt work to his assistants. I always said he has too much on his plate. Coach Jones off hand comment about the coaches “forcing” their support on him to lighten his load confirms in my mind what I’ve been thinking.

    Over his first two seasons I’ve commented that Chow and Co. are the hardest working staff in D1. That Chow is too involved with everything about the program that he can’t see the forest for the trees. That he should step back and focus on what’s most important. His personal troubles may have just done that.

    The game plan for Wyoming had Chow’s DNA all over it. Establishing the run, passing off of play action. Passing every so often on 1st down. Getting the TE, RB
    and fullback(Hback) involved in the passing game. Force the safeties to play up leaving 1-1 on the outsides. Play calling was classic Chow.

  68. Marleysdad October 12, 2014 9:36 pm

    Kolton #1 on SC top plays.

    The Giants picked the Wong guy to challenge.

  69. pollypicador October 12, 2014 9:48 pm

    testing, the last post didn’t refresh… and guess who didn’t make a copy.

    good game.

  70. Former UH Athlete October 12, 2014 9:50 pm

    Good win by the team. Glad to see everybody step up when the #1s went down.

    Woodley played much more loose than in previous games. Seemed like his benching and reduced work with the #1s in practice allowed for a mental reset of sorts. Hopefully he can carry this momentum the rest of the season.

    The obvious scary issue going forward is the offensive depth going forward. The injury bug has hit hard the last few weeks. Beau Reilly is one play away from being forced to burn his redshirt year. Pending Lakalaka’s condition, UH is down to the #3 RB who’s been nicked up. Afusia seems to have adjusted with the hand injury, but I heard Clarke is dinged up with no updates. That would be a big blow.

    I am confident UH’s OLine can open the holes vs all remaining MW defensive fronts, so as long the RB doesn’t fumble, and QB just hits over 55%, UH should have a good shot at most of the remaining games.

    The way the MW is shaping up, the West division is much weaker than the Mountain. I would argue that the 3 best teams are all in the Mtn division (Boise, Utah St., and CSU).

    Fresno has officially confirmed their fall from grace by losing to UNLV. Nevada showed their true colors by getting dominated at home to CSU. SJSU hasn’t looked very good either. I watch a portion of their home game vs Nevada and I thought they looked pretty bad from a talent & speed standpoint.

    I’m not sure what to make of SDSU. They have been beating the lesser teams, and losing to better teams by a decent margin. Their offense hasn’t been all that impressive and their defense appears ok by MW standards. Their passing game hasn’t been much better than UH’s first 5 games, however that are running the ball pretty well.

    In other words, the West is pretty much wide open.

  71. Z October 12, 2014 10:04 pm

    Iosefa was arrested for aDUI according to Hawaii News Now.

  72. Bowwar October 12, 2014 10:09 pm

    What’s wrong with Iosefa…He’s letting the team down & probably could end his college career by being dismissed from the team…Bummer!

  73. champ October 12, 2014 10:15 pm

    well see next week. win that one and maybe they might have turned a mild corner. However, I expect them to be flat and lose. SDSU got some good athletes.

  74. cocobean October 12, 2014 10:30 pm

    Say it ain’t so Joe.

  75. Warrior Dave October 12, 2014 10:32 pm

    Wow, Joey Iosefa arrested last night per HNN.

  76. NorthShoreFan October 12, 2014 10:36 pm

    Evening Tsaikos…bootiful night.
    Very disappointed….

  77. Ipu Man October 12, 2014 10:58 pm

    While I don’t drink now, I sure did chug-a-lug-a-lot when I was a student.
    And I was on a sports team. Heck, we used to laugh as we drove drunk from
    bar to bar in a packed car chock full of students. It is not a crime to drink
    if you don’t harm somebody. Nowadays, you are guilty before a crime is
    committed. Too many LDS laws on the books. Free Joey.

  78. Markazulu October 12, 2014 11:12 pm

    If u gonna drink always have a designated driver.

  79. pollypicador October 12, 2014 11:45 pm

    Forget the student athlete status throw the offender, Joey Iosefa, under the bus for being arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence. Forget the due process. Hasn’t he learned?

    I would show no mercy. It’s stupid what he did. This fits the definition of boneheaded. Throw him off the team now…and his invite to the post season banquet (nobody wants to see him).

    Obviously he has no scruples.

    The Oregon columnist, Canzano, routinely throws Oregon athletes under the bus for being arrested. He did it to the former Hawaii QB for stealing a laptop and the RB driving in excess of 120 m.p.h. In his articles he publically humiliated them, calling both (using words like) stupid, idiots and a disgrace to the program. Iosefa should face the same fate.

    A columnist’s public admonishment of Iosefa would resonate. My opinion: I say it does serve a purpose…and has an effect.For it would plant seeds in the minds of others so that they think twice if it’s worth the public humiliation of being arrested. If the first DUI under Chow’s watch came with an overload of public shaming (i.e., a columnist written article laying out the wood) it would have resonated, then, and may have served as a deterrent. But here Hawaii the media has this mindset of not throwing student athletes under the bus. I would.

    Right now Iosefa has let down the program. National stories tomorrow will reflect on the four DUI’s under Chow’s watch in the last three years. This is an embarrassment…and adds unneeded stress to the coaching staff and players.

    Chow has done his part. When the first DUI occurred he called in counselors to address the team with wake up calls. This was suppose to have served as preventive measures. This was suppose to have shaken up the players in the right direction. But no. Either the counseling didn’t work. Or the team has an anomaly of bad character flaws amongst it’s players. I say the later.

    Right now Iosefa is sick with shame, failure and doom. Good. I hope he suffers.

    One has to remember that when someone drives in the state that Iosefa was in he puts other lives at risk. This is the issue…not Iosefa the star football player, student athlete.

  80. st. anthony trojan October 13, 2014 12:44 am

    thin at running backs.. maybe jason muraoka will get a shot now..

  81. Bulla October 13, 2014 1:35 am

    Adversity, it’s not as if Coach Chow needs anymore during this season. Regarding Iosefa, the precedent has been set with prior DUI violations. Life is all about choices and consequences…period. The good news is he did not hurt anyone while he was driving. I am in support of celebration and revelry, however, catch a cab or get a designated driver or sleep in the parking lot…… but DON’T place yourself in a compromising situation……. a sad overture to a wonderful victory.

  82. Maddog50 October 13, 2014 3:55 am

    Young people make poor decisions at times. In this case I am sure his judgement was impaired. To take one incident and erase all the good is an overeaction. This is a disappointment for sure and timing could not be worse. Kids do stupid stuff I know because I was one and I know because I have kids. Being firm and fair is all the matters. This is not to diminish the incident whereby someone could have been hurt or worse…damning is not the only way to resolution. Aside from that, lets get enough guys on the field and go get the Aztecs and put this as far from the team as possible…Go Warrriors

  83. kahuna October 13, 2014 4:47 am

    BJ is going to take the pressure off Chow and BJ going to announce the punishment.

    Chow has his wife and getting the team ready for a game to worry about and the last thing Chow needs is to deal with more headaches.

    Big Props to BJ for taking the lead in disciplining Joey so Chow can focus on his wife and his team.

  84. 3-Prong October 13, 2014 6:42 am

    Cayman Shutter was told he could return to the team after sitting out 3 games. Hope that punishment is at most consistently applied. Joey must be of legal age. Just made a bad choice to get behind the wheel.

  85. PONO October 13, 2014 6:58 am

    I think the burden falls on each and every individual athlete. Chow has brought a culture of discipline but at the end of the day he can’t follow every football player home. As others said I’m glad no one got hurt and Joey learns his lesson and comes back with fire in his belly after his punishment is doled out. One thing that I’ve noticed under Chow is that no one sulks and gets selfish when they are benched or hurt. Seems like the team is unified.

  86. boolakanaka October 13, 2014 7:09 am

    Aloha all! I hope the best for Joey, and that this turns out to be an instructive teaching moment. Speaking from experience, I once got stopped in a similar position, (while in a high profile job and had it printed the next day in the front page of the city newspaper) . So, while my situation was adjudicated in my favor, (it was dismissed literally seconds before trial—lesson here–donʻt play “bluff with one Halawa boy)–it profoundly reinforced to me that personal responsibility was not to be taken lightly and your life could change in an instance.

    Joey–best to you and akaluli!

  87. Bowwar October 13, 2014 7:55 am

    Hopefully, Joey’s suspension is only for 3 games…It forces him to fully recover from his injury & refocus on his future.

  88. Shoko October 13, 2014 7:59 am

    Curious if Iosefa was on pain medication due to this injury at the time of his arrest. A little bit of alcohol and prescription medication can be a bad combination.

    Not that I’m excusing anyone from driving under the influence, mind you.

  89. UHfan808 October 13, 2014 8:01 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Still stoked about this weekend’s game! Dynamite! :mrgreen:

    Hope all Warriors heal quick and that things get figured out quickly, too

    Boy oh boy

    Well, have a nice day, everyone!

  90. A-House October 13, 2014 8:10 am

    happiness to sadness — from laughter to tears

    life is full of choices – we cannot chose our parents; we cannot chose how we look; but, we can make many right choices in our lives.

  91. A-House October 13, 2014 8:22 am

    while an undergraduate and under age, we did a lot of drinking and left the bar drunk

    then we stopped at Varsity Bowl – very few people bowling – many gutter balls – management finally kicked us out and we staggered up University Ave to our dorm

    don’t know why I did this cause I hate to be dizzy and puke my guts out – yet, this was a choice and luckily nothing happened

    stopped drinking after I drank 1/2 bottle of Chivas at my friends “condo warming” party – Mrs A-House was 6 months pregnant with Midori – remember stopping for gas in Kalihi – don’t remember driving home – Mrs said I got up several times to puke and she did nothing except think “good for him” – next morning I was shaking saying to my self, “you stupid ass – what if I got into an accident and lost Mrs and baby Midori

    I WAS VERY LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. beans October 13, 2014 8:29 am

    Most of the comments posted today were of sound reasoning. Unfortunately a bad situation for Joey today might have a positive influence on others in the future. Don’t Drink and Drive! That message has to be instilled in all of us. Young and old.
    Although this mistake cannot be taken lightly, it should not be the end of the road for him. He still has a lot of football and non-football future left. Give him an appropriate punishment, counseling, and let him continue on with his life. He made a big mistake however it should not end end his dream but require him to make a positive adjustment. He is still a very humble, talented, young man and like all our sons and daughters, with life lessons still being learned.
    With that said……Wow! What a great win.

  93. Markazulu October 13, 2014 8:34 am

    I’m glad nobody got hurt. At the very least he should be suspended or id have him apologize to the team.

  94. beans October 13, 2014 8:34 am

    I am trying to remember exactly where Varsity bowl was. Next to the Varsity theater?

  95. islandman October 13, 2014 8:51 am

    94. — Varsity Bowl was directly across the street on University Ave. from Varsity Theatre

  96. Bryson October 13, 2014 8:53 am

    What happened to Dominique Small?

  97. Stephen Tsai October 13, 2014 8:55 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
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