Wanna win a Warrior hat?

Our senior poster, DPK, is conducting a contest.

Here’s the prize:


To enter, please post: Rise up Warrior nation

DPK will pick a winner.

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The Warriors’ ninth practice will be at Aloha Stadium today. Dress code is full pads.

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This is what happened yesterday:

Defensive end Kennedy Tulimasealii
Defensive end Kennedy Tulimasealii
Cornerback Nick Nelson
Cornerback Nick Nelson
The d-line
The d-line
Left wideout Marcus Kemp
Left wideout Marcus Kemp
Right wideout/slotback Quinton Pedroza
Right wideout/slotback Quinton Pedroza
Wideout Makoa Camanse-Stevens
Wideout Makoa Camanse-Stevens
Slotback John Ursua
Slotback John Ursua
Slotback Dylan Collie
Slotback Dylan Collie
Slotback Frank Abreau
Slotback Frank Abreau
Slotback Ryan Pasoquen
Slotback Ryan Pasoquen
Wideout Vasquez Haynes
Wideout Vasquez Haynes
Slotback Kalei Letoto
Slotback Kalei Letoto
Cornerback Ne'Quan Phillips and Dylan Collie
Cornerback Ne’Quan Phillips and Dylan Collie
Defensive lineman Zeno Choi
Defensive lineman Zeno Choi


  1. Buffoman August 14, 2015 9:09 am

    KT looks very lean. Quickness must be improved. Strengths?

  2. tom August 14, 2015 9:09 am


    DPK – keep me in mind when you pick!

  3. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 9:13 am

    I posted a video of a player on Instagram yesterday. A former player from the 1970s-1980s grumbled that the player is running too slowly.
    It should be noted: 1) The player was in the end zone and to run some more would be to hit the video tower and, 2) It was shot in slow motion!

  4. truegreen August 14, 2015 9:15 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2015 9:18 am

    You have to enter to win, Judge. 😉

    Great pics Stephen, as usual. Ursua looks so dynamic in all of his pics. Nice to see some of the lesser known players getting face time.


  6. Paki Parker August 14, 2015 9:21 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

  7. letsgowarriors August 14, 2015 9:21 am

    those WR pics, are they doing a high pointing drill? or are they catching real passes?

  8. letsgowarriors August 14, 2015 9:22 am

    i have a request, can you post less slo-mo vids? i rather see in normal speed

  9. GMAof2wo August 14, 2015 9:23 am


  10. bowwar August 14, 2015 9:25 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

    Can’t wait for the season to start! Go Warriors!

  11. Duster August 14, 2015 9:33 am

    Rise up Warrior nation!

  12. Dennis August 14, 2015 9:35 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

  13. sfogate August 14, 2015 9:38 am

    Raise up Warrior Nation

    Love seeing photos of the players

  14. madeinhawaii August 14, 2015 9:39 am

    Rise up Warrior nation!

  15. Joseph gahan August 14, 2015 9:43 am

    Rise warrior nation

  16. Tony August 14, 2015 9:48 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

  17. Satcat808 August 14, 2015 9:50 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

  18. Maddog50 August 14, 2015 9:51 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation!!!!

  19. amela August 14, 2015 9:54 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation! This is the turn around year.

  20. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 9:55 am

    Any post that gets “moderated” will be cleared.
    I think.
    Hey, I’m just an employee. I don’t really know how moderation works.

  21. azwarrior22 August 14, 2015 9:57 am

    Rise up Warrior nation !

  22. NN August 14, 2015 9:58 am

    Rise up Warrior nation. Go Warriors!

  23. DaveLetterMan August 14, 2015 9:58 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Go Warriors!
    Rise up Warrior nation!!

  24. Maui Warrior Fan August 14, 2015 10:00 am

    Rise UP Warrior Nation.
    from Maui

  25. jeezy33 August 14, 2015 10:03 am

    Response to Kapakahu regarding safety need:

    I don’t think recruiting position specific players is a smart thing for mid majors unless you have an immediate need in which you hit up the JC ranks. QB, Kicker is obvious exception. Of course when you recruit blue chip type RBs and WRs then you give them first cracks there. But I don’t think Hawaii has the luxury to land blue chippers.

    It’s smarter to just recruit legitimate athletes and let things play itself out.
    My best examples are Tui Unga and Makani Kema Kaleiwahea. Unga was a good DE in high school and Keoni Bush Loo at the time played TE. Now Unga is Hawaii’s starting TE and Makani might be Hawaii’s top pass rusher. You never know how things will play out but you just recruit the best talent.

    So in regards to your safety need, I don’t think we just offer a high school safety to fulfill depth. One of the athletes will come around and play safety as long as we are recruiting good athletes. Daniel Lewis was a RB/CB in high school. Will probably start/see significant time this year along with Trayvon Henderson who was a QB and corner I think in high school.

  26. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 10:04 am

    How do you like your new title?

  27. boolakanaka August 14, 2015 10:05 am

    I don’t know if its the angle of the photos, but almost every picture of the Ursua kid, and he looks like his athleticism is jumping out at you. Obviously there are many other elements that are in play (e.g. knowing the system, getting reps, route running, situational awareness, etc…)

    But the kid looks good out there…

  28. Kanole August 14, 2015 10:08 am

    Rise up Warrior nation!

  29. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 10:09 am

    I saw yesterday’s link on Jerrell Jackson and LaTech.
    Not sure what to say, other than JJ watched yesterday’s practice, so he’s still in Hawaii. At least he was at 4:30 p.m. yesterday.
    He already has a release so he can transfer wherever he wishes. He’s in good academic standing.
    But he can’t get a waiver to play this season at an FBS school. The NCAA shut down that exemption. (Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea’s case is different because he enrolled at UH for the spring semester.)
    He’s a nice guy, good player, and I hope he figures out what he wants to do. It’s mid-August. This isn’t Oregon, where a guy can take a math final one day and then practice at Eugene the next day.

  30. Inyoface August 14, 2015 10:09 am

    Is Kaiwi Chung getting reps at FB?

  31. letsgowarriors August 14, 2015 10:12 am

    next tweet will probably be NFL.

    first it was Stephen Austsin. then East Mississippi. now LaTech.

  32. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 10:13 am

    Yep, Kaiwi Chung is getting FB reps.
    By the way, make nice-nice to Dean Chung, his father. Dean is sporting a specially made “Kaiwi” hat.

  33. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 10:15 am

    If JJ wants to stay, I’m sure they can figure out something.
    But stay or go, he needs to do something. Because the clock is ticking. LaTech opens its season on Sept. 5.

  34. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 10:15 am

    Happy Aloha Friday Gang!

    …..and “Rise Up Warrior Nation”!

  35. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2015 10:17 am

    By the way, everyone can exhale.
    I wouldn’t worry about Davis, Butler or Bernard.
    They should be arriving soon.

  36. letsgowarriors August 14, 2015 10:18 am

    what did Kainoa Wilson end up doing? hes not on the Wazzu roster. Kaulana Apelu is on the Oregon roster, listed as a LB

  37. waynekai August 14, 2015 10:19 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

  38. SailorBlue August 14, 2015 10:32 am

    Rise up Warrior nation!

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2015 10:32 am


    Judge Mui is our senior poster, largest donor and the blog’s other legal counsel.

    You can call me anything ya wants, but ya doesn’t have to call me Mr. DPK. 😉

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2015 10:33 am

    I get the feeling that Kaiwi Chung will be a good FB/Blocking Back.

  41. A-House August 14, 2015 10:35 am


    your pics of the receivers – why are they all jumping for the ball? QB throwing too high and/or receiver to slow?

  42. A-House August 14, 2015 10:36 am


    we going to all those places or are you on a different/extended tour?

    ours is the “weekender”

    got your packet and shirt(s)?

    still waiting for a call from John!

  43. Inyoface August 14, 2015 10:38 am

    Nice, thanks ST. Rise up Warrior nation !

  44. 808fan August 14, 2015 10:42 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

    This is a feel good team already!!! Looking sharp and motivated.
    I’m rep[resenting here in Long Beach every year good or bad .( My neighbors wonder what the hell Im yelling about during the 900pm PST games.GO WARRIORS!!

  45. willieboy August 14, 2015 10:46 am

    Rise up Warrior nation!!!!!
    After this offense start rolling I can’t wait to hear people start saying, “June Who???”

  46. jimmy the lock August 14, 2015 10:53 am


    Something about an endzone and jumping to make a catch.

    I can hear Zeno Choi yelling “Nan desu ka!”

  47. kamaaina808 August 14, 2015 10:53 am

    Rise up Warrior nation !!! <3

  48. Warrior Dave August 14, 2015 11:13 am

    Rise Up Warrior Nation

  49. Warrior Dave August 14, 2015 11:20 am


    Spoke to John earlier this week. He said he’s waiting g to receive the game tickets and our packets will be ready for pick up.

  50. dihudfan August 14, 2015 11:38 am

    Rise up Warrior nation

  51. jojo August 14, 2015 11:48 am

    DPK is a Senior? Congratulations!

    Rise up Warrior nation

  52. Ratmin August 14, 2015 11:53 am

    Rise Up Warrior Nation

  53. Na Alii Pride August 14, 2015 12:19 pm

    Rise Up Warrior Nation! This is the year they turn it around. I’ll own up to it if they don’t. I’m still not a Chow fan (not fun), but I’ll stop whining and get behind him. I think UH athletics will get things turned around and be relevant again soon.

    Once that happens, there’ll be no shortage of those who take credit for it, people like the legislators who won’t give more money to athletics, the governor who won’t step in and help, and the chancellor and president who don’t have spines.

    In my mind, the heroes behind it are the Waterhouse and Ching foundations, generous individuals like Don Murphy, and all those that got behind WE GET ‘EM Hawaii. I don’t know yet about how much credit to give Dave Matlin, but he seems to have a handle things and is moving in the right direction.

  54. walterm August 14, 2015 12:20 pm

    thank you,
    Rise up Warrior nation

  55. tarai August 14, 2015 12:22 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  56. Na Alii Pride August 14, 2015 12:29 pm

    And of course, the REAL REAL heroes are all the Tsaikos!

  57. SteveM August 14, 2015 12:34 pm

    RE: #5
    DPK — you can’t pick the judge or me because everyone will think “juice”… but you can buy us lunch anytime. 🙄

  58. Mo Hanakahi August 14, 2015 12:39 pm

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

  59. kk808 August 14, 2015 12:41 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2015 12:45 pm

    SteveM – Noted. 😉

  61. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 1:03 pm

    A-House, Warrior Dave, we’re on the “Road to Columbus” tour, shoot, thought we were traveling together. See you at the tailgate and game I guess.

  62. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 1:05 pm

    DPK: hana hou: Rise Up Warrior Nation!

  63. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 1:05 pm

    Geef Em Marcus!

  64. BigFan August 14, 2015 1:22 pm

    SteveM, you got me thinking of that slang “juice”. I wonder how that got started and how the word relates to what it means? Does that make sense?

    #1, gotta agree about KT although he always looks lean. He doesn’t look like a typical DT type player as far as looks go. Maybe that’s why he gets switched between DE and DT so much besides the need factor.

  65. WarriorNY August 14, 2015 1:34 pm

    Rise up Warrior Nation!


  66. Mark Samson August 14, 2015 1:46 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  67. jimmy the lock August 14, 2015 1:46 pm

    A sack, interception, fumble, oh my. Preseason jitters.

  68. Boolakanaka August 14, 2015 1:52 pm

    MM puts together a nice drive…

  69. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 2:01 pm

    jimmy: lack of blocking an issue too. Good completion percentage this far.

  70. Greg August 14, 2015 2:04 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  71. Randy August 14, 2015 2:09 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation!

  72. Warbow August 14, 2015 2:22 pm

    Nuff with the MM talk, “let’s rise up warrior nation” and support Max Wittek for Hawaii’s next Heisman hopeful.

  73. Pcwarrior August 14, 2015 2:38 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  74. warriorsanddolphins August 14, 2015 2:45 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  75. islandman August 14, 2015 2:53 pm

    Rise up, O Men of God.

  76. AlaWai August 14, 2015 2:57 pm

    Rise up, Warrior nation.

  77. mmo August 14, 2015 3:26 pm


  78. Aieee Ya August 14, 2015 3:41 pm

    rise up Warrior Nation

  79. kapakahi August 14, 2015 4:34 pm

    LGW, Thanks for correction on Henderson.

    jeezy, Your point is well taken.

    ST, My inquiring mind still wants to know…….what’s up with Adams?

  80. kapakahi August 14, 2015 4:35 pm


    When did SB Frank Abreu get added to the Fall Camp roster?

  81. Warrior Dave August 14, 2015 4:44 pm


    Wifey and I are on your tour. I thought A- House was too… looking forward to meeting you.

  82. cappie the dog August 14, 2015 4:45 pm

    I think the ESPN announcer pronounced Oahu, O-WA-HO.

    This was the Utah pre-game cheer: “1-2-3, Utah.”

    Hawaii had a kid in the center shouting, I think, “Who’s house is this,” in a very rousing call-and-response cheer with his teammates.

  83. Hodad August 14, 2015 4:48 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  84. cappie the dog August 14, 2015 4:51 pm

    Two words I have never uttered in my life: “Go, Tennessee!”

    Day one of rooting for a confederate-friendly state.

    There is a bust of Frederick Bedford Forrest in the state capital.

    It got me thinking about “Forrest Gump”. What would have happened if Forrest’s mama met Bubba? Gump is named after that Frederick Bedford Forrest. In the film, you see a clip of D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation”.

  85. UKU@LA August 14, 2015 5:25 pm

    wat!!! just me!!

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

    MANEO !!!

  86. 3-Prong August 14, 2015 6:00 pm

    Same here Warrior Dave! Look for da big Jibanee and his petite wife holding da green bottles.

  87. Haleakala August 14, 2015 6:09 pm

    Rise up Warrior Nation

  88. papajoe2 August 14, 2015 6:22 pm

    Rise up Warrior Nation.

  89. agent4string August 14, 2015 6:37 pm

    Mahalo for sharing!

  90. orioles4eva August 14, 2015 8:13 pm

    Rise up Warrrior nation

  91. cocobean August 14, 2015 9:06 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation.

  92. Akamai Okole August 14, 2015 9:09 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Rise up Warrior Nation.

    If I win geev ’em to 3-Prong…he can use ’em on da trip! 😉

  93. Akamai Okole August 14, 2015 9:15 pm

    The Warriors wen practice in da Stadium?

    The fans should practice tailgating and cheering…


  94. forsurftoo August 14, 2015 9:24 pm

    Rise up Warrior nation

  95. st. anthony trojan August 14, 2015 10:04 pm

    No…No…No… not to 3 -prong …gun-fun-it…he he he…

    Give to FJ…. he is the biggest backer coach Chow here….

  96. Abunai August 15, 2015 12:04 am


  97. hitman August 15, 2015 1:46 am

    aloha everyone !! Rise up Warrior nation !!

  98. akuhead2 August 15, 2015 4:04 am

    Warrior Nation, Rise Up!

    (If I won the hat, I would have to give it to somebody. Here in spirit anyway.)

  99. Maddog50 August 15, 2015 4:08 am

    Watched the video of coach Mason on the home page…..really great to see a teaching coach. This is going to make a world of difference. Read the article about a perceived small crowd for the opener. One, I sure hope they have appropriate staff on hand to handle walk and not screw up like the Washington game last year where people left after waiting so long to get a ticket-Two, certain people who always seem to have a less than positive slant on things think having the game on Thursday is bad…..an awful lot of people take Friday off for the 4 day weekend-traffic is a typical complaint—realizing everything is relative, where I’m from if you want to see an event in Chicago you better give yourself 2-3 hours! Yep hours to insure making it on time-parking is yet another thing-just a way of life. So get out there support your Warriors and you will not be disappointed. I envy those who will be there but I get 4 chances here and the traffic and parking at OSU/WI will be a big challenge, who cares and so what, it’s my Warriors!!!!

  100. Dawei August 15, 2015 6:35 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

  101. Herbert Olivera August 15, 2015 6:57 am

    Rise up Warrior Nation!

  102. Cheryl Tuzon August 15, 2015 7:34 am

    Hawaii Rainbow Fan Supporter forever!

    Rise Up Warrior Nation!

  103. Stephen Tsai August 15, 2015 8:27 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=32583

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