Warrior football: The next phase

Another season has come to an end.

But enough about Walking Dead’s mid-season finale.

For the Warriors, here’s the agenda:

> The Warriors held their final team meeting of 2014 this morning. By reports, they reviewed the season and outlined goals for the offseason workouts.

> Recruiting, which has never stopped, is into full mode. There are four coaches on the mainland recruiting. The most pressing area, obviously, is defensive tackle/nose guard. But the Warriors are not restricting the search to just need areas. They are looking for playmakers.

> Dec. 17 is the first day mid-season transfers may sign national letters of intent. Don’t expect the Warriors to sign anyone that day. But that doesn’t mean they won’t add mid-season transfers. That day is just a formality. If a transfer is accepted into UH for the spring semester, then begins receiving a scholarship, he’s a Warrior, no matter if he signed or not.

> The Alec Waterhouse Memorial Football Awards Luau — OK, it’s the annual team banquet — is this Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you wish to attend, register here: Na Koa banquet

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Congrats to former Warrior QB Bryant Moniz and the Calgary Stampeders on winning yesterday’s Grey Cup.

Each Stampeder earns a bonus of $16,000.


  1. UH4eva December 1, 2014 9:03 am

    new head coach please.

  2. kakaako kid December 1, 2014 9:07 am

    No matter what…Warriors no ka oi.

  3. Rodney December 1, 2014 9:15 am

    Gotta think with Whittek as Next yr Qb
    Footballs will fill the air and scoreboard.
    Bring back Air Raid!!
    Go gettm coach Chow!!
    Imua warriors!!

  4. Old Diver December 1, 2014 9:16 am

    Okay we get it, Chows coming back. Just don’t want to see anymore pre-season stories that Chow finally gets it that he is unable to recruit the kind of players to run his load up the box and run it up the gut type of football and will be changing to some version of the spread. Better to know ahead of time we will be getting more of the same to avoid disappointment again in 2015.

  5. hatakeman December 1, 2014 9:27 am

    UH’s last commit was Ben Northup on 03 Sep 2014. That’s a long time to go without another commit. I suppose UH’s losing record has a lot to do with that. I just wonder what you tell a recruit to convince them to choose Hawaii over schools with winning records. “Come to Hawaii, the weather’s great?” Well, just wishing the coaching staff success.

  6. ArcumFortis December 1, 2014 9:44 am

    The retain coach Chow or fire coach Chow discussion will be swirling until some sort of official announcement. But bets are he stays. If so, then succession planning makes sense. Hire a bright young OC give him a two year contract and sell him on the having two years to prove his capacity to be promoted to HC once coach Chow retires. If the new OC crashes along with coach Chow then we start all over again.

  7. Derek December 1, 2014 10:24 am

    Calary Stampeders QBs
    1) Drew Tate – Iowa
    2) Bo Levi Mitchell – SMU & Eastern Washington
    3) Bryan Moniz – Hawaii

    Two of them were recruited by June Jones. Nice to have these guys win a championship. Happy for them.

  8. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 10:42 am

    Glad Chow is Staying Although Bo Pelini From Nebraska is free after getting fired.

    Warriors on right path with woosley

  9. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 10:51 am

    Just another off season of false hope…

    Year 2 it was Chow selling Graham as the savior. “Carson Palmer” as he compared Graham to.

    Year 3 we were supposed to see this spread out offense with Woolsey leading the charge. Instead we get conservative runs and boring play calling every single game unless we fall behind multiple scores. I mean great we beat San Jose St. doing it but to think we were going to beat Fresno St. by running the ball and calling play action when we can’t run just shows how terrible Jordan Wynn is.

    Year 4. Got fans drinking Max Wittek hype because he has a elite arm and looks good in “practice”.

    Our offensive coaches don’t even recruit, let alone game plan, let alone work on anything week to week that shows up in the game. Can’t even shore up false start issues in the final week of the year.. Until we have any kind of real offensive coaches and recruiting structure on that side of the ball, we will continue to peak at 4 wins.

  10. Maddog50 December 1, 2014 10:57 am

    I just wanna win. Stopped by my sons house he gave me a picture I left at my former home. It was an action shot vs Tennessee and on the field in the background….John “golden” Richards lost the game but great memories.

  11. MattyBoy December 1, 2014 11:03 am

    Wow with Chow coming back next season is pretty much guaranteeing another horrible showing for the 2015 football season! It’s almost as if UH really wants to kill off the football program. So sad. How can anyone look forward to Hawaiis football season next year with Chow coming back. So unexciting.

  12. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 11:04 am

    please tell me Chow will fire/hire offensive coaches ASAP, so we at least know what needs we will need to fill for our new OC’s system.

  13. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 11:06 am

    can you share which 4 coaches are on the mainland recruiting?

  14. Warbow December 1, 2014 11:11 am

    If Chow stays, I’m pulling the plug on my PPV and season tickets. I’ve had enough of this false hope. Hope Ben Jay can explain why he thinks season ticket sales or attendance will improve for next season with Chow at the helm. I think the fans have spoken but no one at UH is listening.

  15. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 11:11 am

    13. Probably Demo, Daronte, Powell, and Naeole. Only 1 offensive coach who specialty is on the O line. Which shows in our lack of skilled position players. Can’t build a program off fill in transfer QBs. Need to set a foundation like Utah State. Keeton graduates/ get injured, next QB ready to play. Wynn can’t recruit. Haven’t heard Matthews getting any verbals. Norm obviously in Hawaii watching film debating woulda coulda shouldas with Robert Kekaula in the office.

  16. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 11:12 am

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Norm and Robert are at Krazy Karaoke tonight jamming to Journey even though the season has ended.

  17. Maddog50 December 1, 2014 11:14 am

    Steven u mentioned 18 so far I think I have the 9 from scouts ok Wittek and Zwahlen make 11 if that is right who are the other 8?

  18. Maddog50 December 1, 2014 11:14 am

    Meant 7

  19. SteveM December 1, 2014 11:16 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Putting the final wraps on this season with higher spirits.
    After the last game I confided I had less enthusiasm looking forward to next year…and NorthShoreFan gave me many reasons why I should be enthused. I don’t remember most of them now, but he was right…student athlete life goes on and the returning players and new recruits start off with a new year and opportunity to excel.


  20. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 11:17 am

    there are other RM (return missionaries) like Gus Lavaka and John Ursua.

    xfer LB from Arizona Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea fka Keoni Bush-Loo.

    greyshirts DJ Riggins, Dayton Furuta and Pumba Williams.

  21. graham December 1, 2014 11:19 am

    The talk about people giving up their season tickets and PPV packages bothers me. Yes, the last couple of seasons have been brutal to watch but that is what being a fan of a team is all about. Your with the team in bad and good times. They really have no choice put to give Chow another year, so we might as well support him. I have confident they can reach a bowl game next year.

  22. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 11:21 am

    i dont fault people for giving up their season tickets and/or PPV. thats their hard-earned money and they deserve to spend it how they see fit.

  23. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 11:22 am

    Christian Cronk
    Eperone Moeanu
    Tommy Woo
    Soli Afalava
    Salanoa Wily
    Ben Northup
    Jordan Agasiva
    Gus Lavaka
    Aaron Zwahlen
    John Ursua
    Dayton Furuta
    DJ Riggins
    Pumba Williams
    Jonah Moi- Soft Verbal
    Kamuela Borden – Mission, shouldn’t count this year
    Max Wittek- thought he walked on.
    Maybe Jared Afalava?

  24. Warbow December 1, 2014 11:27 am

    Just like any other thing I’m a fan of, if it’s no longer entertaining, I’ll no longer pay to get frustrated. I use my hard earned money to find something else that entertains me. If only I could buy half a season ticket so I could only watch the defense play. The offense never changes and is boring to watch.

  25. tom December 1, 2014 11:28 am


    I’m not a kool-aid drinker but #21 Graham is right – you have to support UH Athletics rain or shine.

    Warbow seems to be just a fair weather fan.

  26. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 11:28 am

    21… Stagnant offense + replacing majority of your D line isn’t anything to be optimistic about. Bad coaches are still bad coaches at the end of the day. Daronte completely whiffed in his cornerback evaluations. Hawaii is going to have to overhaul completely at corner. We couldn’t cover anybody this year. Trayvon Henderson(our best safety) would probably be our best corner if he moved back. Nequan gets beat time after time. Nelson has promise, but needs to learn how to tackle, specifically wrap up. If Maggitt was our 3rd best DB, I don’t even want to see our guys who were behind him. Jerrell Jackson showed promise but he got hurt.
    Year 4 is going to be complete rebuild with all the new players that will have to step up into system.

  27. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 11:32 am

    24. I agree…. I don’t blame a fan who rather save up for the next time Bruno Mars comes to Hawaii. That is something exciting to see in person. College football is supposed to be entertainment. The only form of entertainment I got out of this years games were competing with my friend who can predict what type of play would be called next correctly more often… And I must say, we didn’t get many wrong.

  28. Derek December 1, 2014 11:37 am

    I guess Hawaii’s expectation is that it’s okay to lose 3 years in a row with a 9-29 record, a percentage of 31% and give Chow a 4th and maybe heaven forbid a 5th and final year. And here we have, Bo Pellini who is 66-27, a 70% winning percentage who have won at least 9 games each of his 7 years at Nebraska and he gets fired for not winning enough. And Will Muschamp who was 28-21 at Florida. And maybe, Brady Hoke at Michigan will get canned too sometime this week. We learn today also that the Tulsa coach got fired after 2 losing seasons. There will be more this week and next week as coaches get canned for not getting it done and as they say, moving in a different direction. We already heard about Bobby Hauck at UNLV last week. But at Hawaii, no, the Athletic Director is very patient, very understanding, and has a very long rope. Our Oriental Football Coach of the Year will survive and will not quit. Okay, then, coach. Fill the stands, make more money for the athletic department and win more games to get to a bowl game will you next year. Good luck beating at Ohio State and/or at Wisconsin next September!!!! Good luck beating Boise State next season too. And good luck beating Air Force, Colorado, etc. etc. etc. I will say this tho. Don’t expect Max Wittek to be the savior or the Holy Grail. I have seen him play at USC and I am not impressed, even though he was a 4 star recruit coming out of high school. Woolsey is a less than 50% passer. Thanks not going to get it done. Hawaii averaged 20.9 points per game this year. With offenses lighting up the scoreboard across the nation we were way behind the curve. I keep singing the same ole song, we have to find a #1, the QB that will Consistently win football games for us, with a capital C. That’s why I’d like to see what Reilly and Zwahlen can do, regardless that they are freshmen. Freshman can play if they are good enough. J.T. Barrett is a freshman. Anu Solomon is a freshman. The problem with Chow is that he’s an old bird, set in his ways, stubborn, and conservative.
    Nothing wrong with that, but in today’s college football it is all about explosive plays and offenses dominating because of the rules. Just look at the top teams and winning records. Even the little guys, Boise St., Marshall, East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Colorado State, etc. They score a ton of points.

  29. Andrew December 1, 2014 11:40 am


    Seems to be true for a lot of the fans. Which is probably I think regardless of variables, they need to do something to revive any type of enthusiasm and support they can or else I can see attendance dropping closer to 10K. I honestly think they can’t afford to keep the staff. It would take a remarkable season next year to even begin to start to win back the fans that they have already lost. Not to mention with Wisconsin and Ohio State on the schedule next year that’s already two Ls (unless a miracle happens) you can pencil in so already they’re at a disadvantage for reaching that bowl eligibility mark.

  30. haka December 1, 2014 11:45 am

    Unlike some, I am excited for next year already. I see a lot of good things to build on and I am excited to be hearing about the new Warrior recruits in the coming weeks. At this point in time and with all things considered from a financial and stabilizing viewpoint, I look forward to having UH athletics transition to 2015 with some continuity. Yes, change is sometimes good, but I don’t believe another makeover will be beneficial. The fans need to maintain support levels that will facilitate a positive and constructive change in the form of betterment and not replacement. Every fan, including myself, wanted a better return on their financial and emotional investment to the football team, but I don’t think selling everything off now is in our best interest. I hope, even the most detached fan will be able to find a way to be optimistic and be steadfast in support of the football team and the entire athletic department. Imua Hawaii and Go Warriors!

  31. 4-Prong December 1, 2014 11:46 am

    If chow isnʻt fired, then most likely someone on his staff will be. Thatʻs usually how it goes when a head coach is under fire for fielding a terrible football team. Someone is the scapegoat and gets canned. But anyway, how this man still has a job as a head football coach when heʻs driven the program off a cliff so hard that fans rush the field after beating UNLV in the last play is beyond me.

    i mean, seriously. fans were rushing the field after beating UNLV. this isnʻt me knocking on fans or devaluing the win, because iʻm sure it felt good for the players to finally win a game, but jesus. UH football is terrible.

  32. Warbow December 1, 2014 11:46 am

    #25…Been a season ticket holder for almost 20 years and a PPV customer for the last 10 years. Fair weather fan? I don’t think so. If that’s the only way for Mr. Ben Jay to see that Chow is the not the man for this job, then so be it. That’s the only voice I have and will use it until changes for the good of the program are made. Just hope everyone else here does the same.

  33. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 11:51 am

    Must keep supporting the Team unless the program will surely vanish..

    Chow is on the right path

  34. 4-Prong December 1, 2014 11:53 am

    haka: thank god UH plays UC Davis and UNLV again next year. Those 2 wins will definitely give UH football more positivity to build off of for the very many successful years to come in the “run and punt” offense of the norm chow era.

  35. 4-Prong December 1, 2014 11:54 am

    Must keep supporting the Team unless the program will surely vanish..

    Fred Von Appen is on the right path

  36. Warbow December 1, 2014 11:55 am

    I don’t see how you can say Chow is on the right path? He’ on a path of destroying the program. If you leave him in there, the program will surely vanish. The fans are already starting the vanishing act.

  37. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 11:55 am

    if UNLV hires a good coach, that might not be a W for us next season.

  38. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 12:05 pm

    Really think Coach Chow has things in place now and Woosley is definitely going to surprise folks. He a Warrior

  39. Derek December 1, 2014 12:06 pm

    Any Hawaii game at Las Vegas is not a guarantee win. We have seen that on many, many occasions. Happily, I was there when Colt Brennan was playing, a 49-14 win at Sam Boyd Stadium. And I think that was the last time Hawaii won a game in Vegas.

    I remember not long ago when Hawaii was favored by 19 to 20 points at Las Vegas and we lost by 20 points outright! Yeah, I was there too!

  40. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 12:24 pm

    jeezy…false start issue is ‘spot on’… but in defense of that…ST wrote an article on that a few days ago…regarding the fresno defense ‘
    helping’ with that matter also…n heard as written on here…other teams did it also….

    You have to understand..this is the first time in the history of football it has been done to us or ne one else….was a earth shattering news….

    ADVICE: add to the loud music already there… our defense doing the same in practice…wonder if they can manage that ???? Does not seem to help the loud music …junk it already….

    Maybe include a ‘game of Simon Says’ at practice….as an aside..read sum where Roger Stauback was the best on his Cowboy team years back….

    Maybe Woosley needs a ‘voice’ coach.. n not projecting enough…???

  41. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 12:26 pm

    Double LOL…LOL @ 4- Prong… he still has sense of humor… after all the ‘punishment. him n fans endured this season…

  42. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 12:33 pm

    4-PRONG… “heʻs driven the program off a cliff so hard that fans rush the field after beating UNLV in the last play is beyond me.”

    PLEASE…. if you n other posters have a time…go look again at that celebration video as was posted on here…from the bench…n then tell me what is wrong with that video…right there is your answer…

  43. oldtimer808 December 1, 2014 12:34 pm

    #28 you were doing well until you wrote “oriental football coach of the year”. That comment is uncalled for and ugly.

  44. SteveM December 1, 2014 12:36 pm

    Re: #32

    Historically, the deadline for football season ticket renewals is late June. After that, they try to accommodate season ticket holder requests for better seats, etc. (hint, hint).

    So if one is sending a message by not renewing next season, that message will not be received until well into June… more likely July after all changes and new season ticket holders are counted.

  45. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 12:36 pm

    40. No excuse… if fresno does that, then why haven’t other teams feel victim?? It seems like Hawaii is only team complaining weekly about it.. is it a coincidence that teams only do it to Hawaii and pick on us? Hard to believe..

  46. malamaman December 1, 2014 12:48 pm

    Its great to see the interest is still strong. The warrior faithful. For those of you who decide not to renew please cancel so someone can get those seats. Hopefully its not in the nosebleed endzone section.

  47. ponojr December 1, 2014 12:54 pm

    Isn’t Donald Lambert part of next years class?

  48. oneseason December 1, 2014 12:56 pm

    Will next year’s budget include the assumption of bowl game revenue? Will it project a continued ticket sale revenue decline consistent the previous years? Will it consider potential revenue growth if leadership changes are made? Or will the accountant’s green eyeshades be rose-colored again? Unless realistic revenue estimates are made, any option can be claimed to the best or unaffordable. It does make decisions a lot less complicated though.

  49. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 12:59 pm

    46. I dont think so

  50. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 12:59 pm

    Watching Saturdays Game at Fresno.

    Amazing Game Awesome Rivalry

  51. ai-eee-soos December 1, 2014 1:07 pm

    off topic. for the niner fans …….

    Make up your own rumor …

    “San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers plan to “trade Jim Harbaugh in the offseason for a draft pick” according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on his five year, $25 million original contract with the 49ers. Interesting timing here…”

    Oakland Raiduz ? Chi Bears ?

  52. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 1:15 pm

    49. I think too much 420 for u today

  53. cappie the dog December 1, 2014 1:16 pm

    I want Coach Chow to announce Max Wittek as his starting QB for the upcoming season as soon as possible. Get that over with, and move on to other areas. It will drive me crazy if he says that the position is an open competition.

    Ikaika Woosley should have earned everybody’s respect against UNLV. 15 seconds left in the game and he was still trying to win. But this better be Wittek’s team next season. That’s why he’s here, right?

  54. letsgowarriors December 1, 2014 1:17 pm

    why should it be Wittek’s team? he hasnt done anything as of yet

  55. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 1:23 pm

    Woosley is the Man if someone else is starting they better be the next colt b.

    Woosley definitely made it known he should be starting after Saturday game

  56. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 1:24 pm

    53. We all know he’s been handed the keys behind the scene and no true QB competition will take place.. It’s was documented Schroeder outplayed Graham last year in fall and Graham was given the job. This year will be no different.

  57. Shoko December 1, 2014 1:28 pm

    There’s been talk about Harbaugh returning to Michigan on the fan forums. There might be a opening since Brady Hoke is on the hot seat.

    Also heard a rumor that Hauck is headed back to Montana since their head coach is retiring.

  58. 808 December 1, 2014 1:30 pm

    Interesting title:

    Warrior Football: Next Phase

    Option 1: Improve a lot and get to a bowl game with Coach Chow.

    Option 2: Buyout Chow’s contract and start new with another HC.

    Option 3: Begin the destruction sequence to UH Warrior football.

    “Chasing Championships”

    Maybe next time the decision makers and the people in influence that make decisions at UH should just flip a coin and choose the next HC. I don’t think it could be worse than this.

    Heads: Anybody willing to take a cut in pay.

    Tails: Previous HC of UH Warrior football.

  59. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 1:36 pm

    One more Years of Coach Chow please he is amazing person and great Head Coach.
    One More Years!!!

  60. Stephen Tsai December 1, 2014 1:52 pm

    There might be an off-the-radar recruit or two ready to join in the spring.

  61. Stephen Tsai December 1, 2014 1:54 pm

    Ai …
    The NY papers think the Jets should trade for Harbaugh.

  62. Andrew December 1, 2014 2:01 pm


    I’m shocked Michigan hasn’t pulled the trigger already and fired him. I would think soon as the game with Ohio State was over, they would have canned him already.

  63. clyde December 1, 2014 2:01 pm

    I’d rather the Niners keep Harbaugh, and trade Kaepernick. Oh, heck, trade both of ’em.

  64. mytake December 1, 2014 2:05 pm

    The Wars should be better on offense next year. If Wittek can read a defense and hit crossing routes better than Woolsey then we should be much improved. He has the arm to hit 30 yd out patterns that Woolsey can only dream about. O line will be awesome. RB’s solid. The return of V Haynes and that St Louis guy @ along w Ewaliko will also be solid. One note; 2 of my favorite watering holes that were long time PPV subscribers got shut down by the liquor commish. You guys are killing the team. Think IMUA!!!

  65. bowwar December 1, 2014 2:06 pm

    I hope a decision is made, one way or another, the UH football program has to improve…I believe UH has to look at it from business perspective and cut it’s losses unless they have firm assurances that things will dramatically improve next year. Likewise, season ticket holders have to look hard at the expense of tickets to see an inferior product. As one of the posters indicated, we may have to decide whether there are better things to do with our money than to watch an “unexciting” and poorly coached team.

  66. obachan December 1, 2014 2:14 pm

    I hope McDonald’s pays $500 for each false start next year instead of touchdowns. That way UH make money.

  67. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 2:19 pm

    Fans can complain about Woolsey all the want and think Wittek is the savior based on this year but when the coaches force the offense to establish the run and ask Woolsey to convert 3rd and long for most of the game, he is screwed. I saw Woolsey improve a lot. It’s just not realistic to ask your QB to bail your offensive coaches out consistently when the O line is getting penalized, and OC doesn’t allow you to air it out on early downs until they get behind. Woolsey is best when the offense is moving uptempo and allows him to get into a rhythm. How the coaches can’t see it when he runs a 2 minute offense shows lack of competence.

  68. Marleysdad December 1, 2014 2:21 pm

    For those of you debating giving up your season tickets, consider the $75 season package. The seats are up behind the scoreboard but we all know there will be seats anywhere in the house for you to sit.

    This way you still support the program but your cost for entertainment or lack thereof is pretty low.

  69. MattyBoy December 1, 2014 2:24 pm

    Lol no matter what recruit comes in, 5 star or whatever, it wouldn’t make any difference with Chow at the helm. He will still produce the same old boring football as he always has until he is let go.

  70. jeezy33 December 1, 2014 2:24 pm

    Note to fans:

    Ikaika Woolsey 1st year as starter with below average weapons and average O line:
    210-415 2538 yards 13 TD 13 INT

    Wittek with Marquis Lee and Nelson Agholar and Good O line:
    50-95 600 yards 3 TD 6 INT

    Just a little perspective if you think Wittek is just going to come in and light the conference on fire. He might… But not gonna believe it till I see it.

  71. Old Diver December 1, 2014 2:38 pm

    The most important question is will a returning Norm Chow attract an additional 10,000 season ticket buyers. If winning another game or two does not increase revenues next year will be Chow’s last. Potential recruits and their parents are well aware of this.

  72. Andrew December 1, 2014 2:39 pm


    I am interested to see what Riley can do after more work with the team and also what kind of talent Zwahlen has once he starts getting reps.

  73. pollypicaador December 1, 2014 2:50 pm

    People that want to jump, jump. Go quietly, quickly… because nobody cares…but to come aboard on this blog and make an announcement that you’re not renewing your equity in the team just sounds cuckoo to me, go. As much as I am a critic of Chow I applaud the ones that have undying support for the team. For one, I can see the gap narrowing in each of the past three seasons, see signs of the overall picture coming together and see for the most part the team battling most of the teams that they have lost to pretty well (what is it 16 of the 29 loses in the last three Chow coached seasons by 14 points or less) Personally I think if the team adds a few blue chip athletes, playmakers and speed (and bulk)… the gap will be even narrower because of the existence of the will and perseverance of the returning players (that’s half the battle right there). For me, Warrior game days– I always looked forward to, wished the team the best, wished for a win …even through the this current skid. Hopefully the team comes up to speed, bowl invite in the future.

  74. beans December 1, 2014 3:05 pm

    The last game was extremely disappointing in the 1st half and extremely exciting in the 2nd. That one undisciplined mistake cost us a chance, however it is what it is. The boys revved it up the in the second half and gave it their all. Too bad they didn’t start going sooner. Our win/loss record was poor however all year they played hard and never gave up. I commend them for that.
    I would like for everyone to also take note that the Fresno fans that I encountered were all courteous. In fact at least four thanked me for making the trip. Nice people.
    On another subject I didn’t run onto the field after ” the catch” but it was a joyous sight to see everyone’s jubilation. That is why I go to the games. At best only 50% of the teams can have winning records. We can’t all win all the time. Cheer for the win but also appreciate and respect all the effort that has gone into playing the game. We get’em next year!

  75. Don Weir December 1, 2014 3:07 pm

    The game at Tennessee was one road trip to remember!!

  76. islandman December 1, 2014 3:11 pm

    28. Derek; i know many wins to count, but his record is 8 – 29, rather than 9 -29, off by only one.

    They should use the desperation offense that they use when they are behind. That offense seemed to work vs. UNLV and also Fresno, only they ran out of time vs. Fresno.

  77. Z December 1, 2014 3:16 pm

    Maryland punter looking for new home.

  78. Former UH Athlete December 1, 2014 3:30 pm

    Just peeking in to the early coaching carousel … Looks like there are going to be plenty of defensive coordinators available. Muschamp is will likely be back at DC after Florida cans him. Texas A&M and Auburn both fired their DCs in the past couple days.

    UH cannot afford any of those guys.

    Charlie Weis is available, and could be an interesting choice as an OC, but again, I don’t think UH can pay Weis the money that would attract him. Weis as a HC has been terrible, however, his record as an OC is pretty good with the exception of his 1 year at Florida.

    I do think an OC must be added to the staff. Given the budget situation, I see UH having two options:
    1. Hire a lower division HC or OC that has a high octane scheme (my preference);
    2. Elevate Wynn to OC and give him total control of offense and hire a young aspiring QB coach. As far as I know, Chow still has a good amount of control even though Wynn calls the plays. This would be similar to back when Rolo got the OC job at an early age. (cheapest option).

  79. Former UH Athlete December 1, 2014 3:32 pm

    In other news… SMU just named Clemson OC Chad Morris as their next head coach. SMU is paying Morris $2 million per year, similar to what they paid Jones.

  80. Rodney December 1, 2014 3:34 pm

    The team never gives up? How does the coaches keep the
    players from giving up? Im impressed with that!
    They from Tsai account practice hard everyday!!!
    That’s good coaching isn’t ?
    Gotta think Whittek is the guy next yr and the ball
    will be thrown alot especially with recievers and o line
    we have. Pedroza,Stubbelfield,Ewaliko,Vasquez.
    Im excited for next yr Just wish the schedule Wasnt so tough.

  81. 808 December 1, 2014 3:36 pm

    I remember reading one of the post several weeks ago that mentioned Chow’s style of offense. I think it went something like this:

    “Here’s a wall Joey. Run straight into. Don’t worry it will help us win.”

    That was the funniest thing I read on this blog. Sometimes, it is better to look at it as humor than take it seriously. But, I must admit. Those proportions are correct when it comes to Chow’s offense.

    The offseason hype starts again with recruiting. As it gets closer to spring ball and fall camp, anticipation. And then, we get to see if there will be improvents during the season. I just hope it’s more than 5 wins.

  82. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 3:38 pm

    Well Said Gotta Enjoy The Moments next year Fresno at Hawaii.
    What a awesome Rivalry
    Can’t wait

  83. 808 December 1, 2014 3:38 pm


  84. Former UH Athlete December 1, 2014 3:39 pm

    69… Also consider who’s calling the plays. Kiffin never took off the training wheels with Wittek.

    That being said, Wittek was less than impressive as the USC starter.

    Getting Haynes and Stubblefield back is going to help a lot. Not only where they probably the two most talented WRs UH has, they are also the fastest. Both didn’t play one down this year due to injury. The option of throwing the ball up for grabs (like Schroeder to Gant/Haynes in 2013) will be back on the table once these guys are back. That doesn’t require any QB talent, just a QB that can place the ball within catching radius of the WRs, which UH didn’t have this year.

  85. Tempmanoa December 1, 2014 3:40 pm

    What you saw on the field this year was Norm’s best team. If he stays, it will be difficult to duplicate this year. Next year will be a rebuilding year and Chow’s strength is not rebuilding as we have learned. We lose too many key players from defense and offense to play at the level we did this year. Just losing Harding, Yap, and Samia will be a huge loss because of their talent and experience, but even more important, their leadership. But we lose much more than that. We lose starters at safety, linebacker, defensive line, offensive line, and we lose experienced players that provide depth. Offensive and defensive lines and the defense in particular will take a big hit. These things take time to rebuild as players gain a season or more of experience. You might find some talent from JC’s but they always need work– almost a season before they can come off the bench and off the second string list and replace a starter.

  86. Boolakanaka December 1, 2014 3:49 pm

    Very nice end reverse by Greg Salas….TD!

  87. Former UH Athlete December 1, 2014 4:13 pm

    84… Yeah that was nice. really well set up and blocked by the Jets. Salas is no burner, but he just strolled to the endzone.

  88. Boolakanaka December 1, 2014 4:18 pm

    O front blocking tonight is spot on for the Jets—ST must have a rare smile.

  89. ai-eee-soos December 1, 2014 4:20 pm

    #56 .. Shoko December 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    ” There’s been talk about Harbaugh returning to Michigan on the fan forums. There might be a opening since Brady Hoke is on the hot seat.”

    Somehow, I can’t picture Harbaugh returning to college. With his type of
    personality, I don’t think he has it in him, to recruit high school kids.

    i.e. – He ain’t the k.a. type.

    BUT, we shall see, what we shall see.

  90. Derek December 1, 2014 4:21 pm

    #74 you are right. 3-1-4=8. My senior citizen mind is leaving me. Pretty soon when my wife talks to me I will say, “who you”! Then, it’s all over.

  91. Pomai December 1, 2014 4:28 pm

    Well Aloha Warrior Beat, see you again next August. Same ole same ole with the comments don’t need 8 months of that….On to Wahine BB and Softball. As my good friend SailorBlue say’s Cheers!!!!!!!

  92. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 4:51 pm

    #89 see you August can’t wait for warrior Football.

  93. Glenn December 1, 2014 4:54 pm

    Will probably renew the season tickets But Chow style football is hard to watch. I see next year rebuilding the OL and DLs. I need a reason to believe.

    Chow needs to get out in public and tell us what he is doing and why. Maybe then people will renew. Getting lonely where I sit. Near as I can tell Chow has zero PR skills.

  94. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 4:57 pm

    Watching Saturday’s Game woosley scored 3tds in less than a Minute.

    Really Excited for next Season Coach Chow and Woosley well come back coaching and playing at another level.

  95. azwarrior22 December 1, 2014 5:15 pm

    #91 – you are definitely in the minority. I’m in the change HC and change QB camp. Chow has had 3 years and his perennial losing record is turning away the fan base at the gate; only the most diehard fans remain and that is very sad. Hawaii used to fill Aloha stadium and any marquee game would be a sell out. We got 41000 for Abilene Christian. Now we are lucky to get 20000…that’s pathetic ! We need an HC that can win and bring an exciting offense. Chow ball is boring. IW does not have the :”IT” factor. Change HC now and let the competition begin for next season’s #1 QB. I would say that Wittek has the inside track.

  96. Andrew December 1, 2014 5:33 pm


    That was in the 80s though. Even in 2007 and 2006 UH wasn’t drawing all that well except for the games vs the marquee opponents.

  97. papajoe2 December 1, 2014 5:42 pm

    “The only way you prove you’re getting better is by winning.” ~Don Shula 5 minutes ago on Monday Night Football. Um UH?

  98. Derek December 1, 2014 5:42 pm

    I’m taking predictions for the Ohio St. and Wisconsin games right now. 10% discount. Guaranteed we will be at least 35 point underdogs in each game. My friends are planning on going to the games because as they say they want to see the stadiums, not to see them win because they know we don’t have a prayer chance.

  99. kryon December 1, 2014 5:48 pm

    Wish u all were this passionate about calling for heads in our government. They suppose to b working for us too n they have a losing record for the past 3 decades. This is jus football. Yes, maybe change is needed, maybe not. Maybe the best thing to do is let his plan play out. I mean he had it rough. Started his first yr behind the ball in recruiting, changed to a much more talented conference, and its Hawaii. The hey days of past times r gone. Its a diff time n age for college football. Back in the day it was easier to find the hidden gems since not all schools were tapping into this growing business. Now we have 128 schools that’s recruiting n committed to their programs for one purpose, money. Back then who would go to northern Illinois, instead of coming to Hawaii? Now, why would u come to Hawaii? We all need to support whoever the coach is. I do agree something must happen n change. But I don’t think the coach is the only problem. We need more then that.

  100. Andrew December 1, 2014 5:48 pm


    Yeah I’m planning on going to the Wisconsin game. I wanna try to see all of the big time stadiums. I would be happy as long as we don’t get completely smashed like 63-7

  101. Andrew December 1, 2014 5:49 pm


    Though I’d probably rather go to Ohio State to see Braxton Miller play and see the horseshoe

  102. kryon December 1, 2014 6:02 pm

    N pls no JJ. His record at SMU is not that great. With all his complaining about facilities not helping with recruiting n etc. No JJ talk. Never go back to an ex girlfriend. Always move forward. He had the better facilities, he had the line up in Texas, n still wasn’t that great. Well, note to self, we still have no facilities, no money, etc…so how r we suppose to get recruits n get competitive if that’s what he said held us back? His offense? By the looks of it, its out dated n defenses r more advance now. If we r going to change, let’s go get someone different. An up n comer. Like a Oregon qb coach or TCU qb coach.

  103. Z December 1, 2014 6:10 pm

    If Woolsey can fix the things he wants to I think that we will be good at that position. I haven’t given up on him. I would hate to see a coaching change now. Not with next years schedule.

  104. 4-Prong December 1, 2014 6:25 pm

    kryon: the mountain west is basically the WAC. idk what you’re talking about.

    also, just because there are other problems aside from the coach doesn’t mean that chow should keep his job. the rest of your political stuff, idk how that’s relevant to anything.

  105. Warrior Dave December 1, 2014 6:53 pm

    #65 Obachan,

    Thank you for mu la ugh of the day!

  106. Warrior Dave December 1, 2014 6:54 pm

    Sorry Obachan, My laugh of the day.

  107. Trunks420 December 1, 2014 7:20 pm

    Think of this get a jar and place spare money in it and by game day you have enough for a season ticket and you be support the program

  108. 808WarriorFan December 1, 2014 7:23 pm

    #7 … Derek … If you recall Bo Levi Mitchell originally committed to UH then when JJ bolted he changed his committ to SMU. I did have a chance to talk w/ Dan Morrison a few years ago and he mentioned briefly that the transfer to EWU was due to his having trouble picking up the SMU offense. Didn’t know Moniz was there but glad to hear he’s on Canada’s “Super Bowl” Team

  109. 808WarriorFan December 1, 2014 7:29 pm

    #36 … “WarBow” … I agree w/ you 100%. Now if anyone tell me that I’m not a fan, I was at every home game this year w/ the exception of Wyoming; I was out of town. Not a season ticket holder but I went game by game. I was even in Spartan Stadium for the UH 13-0 win and upon my return home, I dropped off my bags and headed for “The Stanley” to watch the Men’s Basketball team play High Point. Yes I’m a die hard fan but I also believe “WarBow” is right …

  110. 808WarriorFan December 1, 2014 7:35 pm

    Hmmm a “roadie” to Wisconsin…hey all you bratwurst lovers out there, I have a friend who’s son played for the Badgers…he went to a few games at Camp Randall Stadium and said they have the BEST BRATS around…BRATS & A BREW…oh yeah UH is going to get smoked by the Ohio State & Wisconsin 4th teams…seriously NC needs to have a serious QB competition in the spring and summer…whoever wins, starts…real simply…

  111. gobows December 1, 2014 7:40 pm

    bryant moniz was a walk-on transfer from fresno jc. he was not recruited by jj.

  112. A-House December 1, 2014 8:29 pm

    “die hard Uh football fans”:

    yep, we saw them at Koolau Theaters on Saturday – despite the record and maybe they were looking for 3 consecutive wins – but, by our count there must have been 350 – 400 of us in there – best thing was the large movie screen, plush seats, A/C, no drunks, and only UH fans

    we left at half-time and to our great surprise, only 4 or 5 of us left – the rest stayed to watch the entire game

    that’s dedication, but Chow and staff will never see that nor will they hear about it – if Chow returns and has another lousy season, many “die-hard” fans may begin the journey of no return – and that will only hurt the new coach and program, but can you blame them? heck NO!! 7 or 8 games @ $12 per can be big bucks for the many seniors

  113. clyde December 1, 2014 8:33 pm

    gobows: He may have been referring to Drew Tate. If I recall, he was headed to Texas A&M, but a coaching change made him look elsewhere. Stephen would know, but I think Tate was very interested in Hawaii, but the feeling wasn’t mutual.

  114. kryon December 1, 2014 8:53 pm

    MWC is the old skool WAC. 80s-early part of 90s. Not the one we recently was a part of and we were recruiting to compete against was way less compwtive then the MWC. What I’m saying is that we the people of Hawaii pay for all these leaders. Be it govt or athletics. Athletics is for our entertainment, govt is for our daily comfort of living. I’m jus saying that it would b nice if we all were this passionate about our govt leaders n speak out about how they fail. Because, in the end, athletics is a small part of the whole corrupt system. And that corrupt system runs our athletics. So y don’t we scream about them? That’s all I’m saying bout that.
    Also, I’m not saying the coaching situation is great or good. Things need changing. But I’m not sure if changing the coach is going to b the answer. I mean Alabama wins with a ball control offense, so does Boise in some way. Y not us? Yes talent level. But how do we get talent here? Gotta impress them. With facilities, media, hospitality, etc. Still, its hard these days. So much money out there that now all skools r competing to get it. Back in the day, it wasn’t so much. I mean back in the day it was always the same teams in the top 25. Now days its so wide open. We need to b unique to attract. We need to cover our local stud’s with consistent media. Our own sports talk show does not really talk local. 90% of the show I can hear on colin cowherd. Y? We talk bout keeping top local talent, but the teams recruiting them give them more coverage. The university that’s recruiting them know more bout them then we do until it’s to late. Imagine you were this star player and the whole island talks about u n no u from soph season in high skool. That would draw me closer to stay Hm. Though the chance is Small, at least the media n all us fans tried to play a part.
    I really don’t know what the answer is but the problem is bigger then jus the coach.I think we , meaning our leaders we voted in, need to address all the angles if they really want a successful program. We tax payers do, so shouldn’t that b the answer? Fix everything. Yet, we only scream for the coach. Realistically, the blame should b on all of them.

  115. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 9:57 pm

    Actually that pic of coach… saying he is making plans already for next year…to me shows what a pompous old man he is…no humility…at all…

    Problem is BJ can’t fire him…so just as well get used to the fact he will be around next year..n hope he can pull it out…

    Schedule at the front end will hurt….if not to many or to bad injuries…maybe be ok…for it gets a little soft after that…

    We the sports fans…will just have to endure…

  116. Fei Jai December 1, 2014 10:28 pm

    There’s a good reason why lavelle Edwards refused to recommend norm chow to be his replacement at byu. We are seeing it now at uh.

  117. oneseason December 1, 2014 10:38 pm

    If major changes aren’t made, UH Marching Band should start playing the Offspring’s Self Esteem at the games … “The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care.”

  118. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 10:41 pm

    oneseason.. nice you bring that up…the marching band…
    think about the hours n hours they put in practice.. n no scholarships..do it for love,
    me commend them for such dedication….

  119. Andrew December 1, 2014 10:54 pm


    Well actually they do get partial scholarships and some get full but they do put a lot of time in and they have a lot of passion for it also

  120. st. anthony trojan December 1, 2014 11:06 pm

    really me did not know that…they get food also..or just housing n books etc ?

  121. SC December 1, 2014 11:39 pm

    I gave up my season tickets this past June after being a season ticket holder since 1989. I predicted that UH would not do well this season after watching Coach Chow and his team perform for 2 years. If he is retained, I predict that 10%-20% of the current ticket holders will not renew. I also predict that UH will not have a winning record. Simply, he cannot recruit at UH. At USC and UCLA, it was easy to recruit since a lot of 3 and 4 star players wanted to play for those schools without heavy recruiting.

  122. jm2375 December 2, 2014 2:49 am

    Ok, football is pau for the year, let’s talk about Warrior volleyball. The season starts Jan 3rd and will end with a National Championship in May!

  123. st. anthony trojan December 2, 2014 4:04 am

    Maybe me is wrong.. cuz me not listen radio or read star-bulletin..
    But me never seen in print yet..where mr. chow thanked the fans
    this past season.. n if he did..then me apologize..same for BJ…

    we see what happen in june..when come time 4 renewal…
    n if he is still around..

  124. Maddog50 December 2, 2014 4:39 am

    Don Weir…remember the bus driver got lost on the way to the practice field we wound up practicing at 1am or so….it started to snow and the locals guys had never seen snow and started hollerin and screamin just having fun!!! The neighbors of the school we were at called the Police and told us to leave!!!! Too much noise for 3am…we wound up eating dinner at Hotel at 5am local time…we were in St. Louis and still had to get to Knoxville later that day….it was wild!!!!!

  125. mctruck December 2, 2014 4:51 am

    Interesting football news this morning on AOL regarding UAB having beaten Southern Mississippi 45-24 to become bowl eligible since 2004; only to also be entertaining the schools closure of it’s football program; firing their AD and looks like a successful HC (Bill Clark) whose being credited with turning the football program around inspite of the financial short comings of the school in general.
    Might this HC be interested in UH??, might fit like a glove.
    He’s got the resume.

  126. cappie the dog December 2, 2014 5:04 am

    As much as I like getting out of the Stan Sheriff Center parking lot in a timely fashion, I’d like to remind everybody that Hawaii is playing Delaware State tonight, a Delaware State club that upset Wake Forest 72-65 last week. Not quite the cream puff that they may appear to be.


    If Coach Chow was to be let go, the UAB head coach would be an interesting name to consider.

  127. oneseason December 2, 2014 5:52 am

    To paraphrase JFK …

    Its hazards are hostile to us few. Its conquest deserves the minimal of all our leadership, and its opportunity for cooperation may never come again before we retire. But why, some say, the status quo? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the smallest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, neglect investments in maintenance and repair? Why does Rice play Hawaii? We choose the status quo. We choose the status quo in this decade and do little more, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the minimal of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to change, and one which we intend to maintain, and the others, too.

  128. What??? December 2, 2014 7:52 am

    #114 SAT,

    What, you rather have him sitting on his rear than planning for next year???

  129. 3-Prong December 2, 2014 8:02 am

    According to BC, no buyout is coming. So all the NC haters, feel free to blog away and get it out of your system ( unless of couse you want to pony up $750,000).
    In other words, get on the bus or get off…. But after this week please stop the bellyaching. Lifes to short.

    Let’s Go Bows! Beat Delaware and Duke!

  130. Tempmanoa December 2, 2014 8:05 am

    Alabama is not a ball control offense they average 38 points a game. Saban is no dummy. He needed to throw the ball more to keep up with the spread offenses in the SEC like Texas A&M so this year he hired the offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffen, who replaced Norm Chow at USC and almost doubled the offensive production.

  131. Andrew December 2, 2014 8:12 am


    They get tuition scholarships for the semester that they participate in the marching band. Standard members get 1/3 and Drum majors and student staff get full tuition scholarships.

  132. truegreen December 2, 2014 8:14 am

    #128 3-prong, is this the same BC that told us for months that the basketball allegations were “nothing”? I’ll pass on believing anything he says…

  133. Stephen Tsai December 2, 2014 8:30 am

    Harding is named to MWC first team: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=26401

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