Warriors: Aftermath

It’s the day after, here is what we learned:

> Remember the final fight scene in “Rocky III” when Rocky, using the rope-a-dope technique, goaded Clubber Lang to keep swinging away? Last  night, running back Joey Iosefa was Rocky.  He absorbed — and delivered — shots on each of his 30 carries. After the game, Iosefa dismissed the effects of his workload. “I wasn’t tired,” he said, insisting it was Washington’s defenders who were “gassed” trying to keep pace on a muggy night. There are those who wonder whether Iosefa should be on football’s version of a pitch count. But if anybody can do 30 carries a game, it’s probably Iosefa.

> Whatever Sunday Morning Quarterbacks want to say about Washington’s talent level, the Huskies had bigger linemen than UH’s counterparts. Yet, for most of the game, UH dominated the trenches. “Body weight doesn’t mean as much as heart and as much as effort,” defensive coordinator Kevin Clune said.

> Defensive lineman Marcus Malepeai had a terrific game. He always had under-rated quickness; last night, he showed brute strength.

> The past couple years, the blitzing, frenetic style of defense in practice did not always transfer from the practice field to Aloha Stadium. For one night, at least, Clune had the Warriors attacking nearly every play. It actually was the safest coverage — the four-deep zone — that hurt them. The defense didn’t create a turnover, but it shut out the Huskies in the second half.

> There is now proof Ikaika Woolsey was the right choice to lead the offense. Woolsey stayed in the pocket to go through his progressions and ran when needed.

> The Warriors don’t have any burners at receivers — certainly nobody like Washington’s John Ross and his 4.29 speed — but, as the season progresses, they’ll find ways to break routes to help Woolsey.

> Credit o-line coach Chris Naeole for the decision to go with Benden Urban when center Kody Afusia left with what was announced as a hand injury. Moving Ben Clarke from left tackle to the position he played for two UH seasons would have been most people’s initial thought. But it would have involved multiples moves. It also would have required Clarke to un-tape his hands with little prep time. Besides, Clarke was playing well as an edge blocker. Naeole trusted Urban, who had rejoined the team a week earlier and had limited practice time. Urban’s smart, had surprising stamina and, except for a snapper infraction, played a solid game against one of the nation’s top nose tackles.

> This past week, UH did a good job of rallying fans to attend the game. There was a Facebook Q&A with Iosefa on Thursday; coaches’ appearances all week, and a rally featuring several players on Friday. And fans did turn out to buy tickets … only to wait in long, long lines at the stadium box office, even after the game started. That’s unacceptable, and many of those fans aren’t coming back. It was like  the USC opener several years ago when poor traffic direction jammed the roads in the Salt Lake area. That problem was fixed immediately, but many of those fans stuck in the traffic never forgot — and never returned.


  1. Hank August 31, 2014 8:56 am

    Beautiful day here in Hawaii. Great game Warriors. Imua!

  2. Hilo-Warrior August 31, 2014 9:04 am

    Off the Hawaii Athletic site. Attendance was at 36411. I hope that grows for next week. We need a big showing. I could only imagine what it will be like with 40+ fans next week chanting defense. Lets do this guys

    Go Warriors!!!

  3. Hilo-Warrior August 31, 2014 9:07 am

    I am extremely excited for this football season. You can see the work that Gary Beemer put in with the guys this offseason paid off.

    Awesome job to Urban coming in. Like you said ST flawless play outside of the snap infraction.No one would have known that he only had one practice this whole week. Way to step up.

    I would like to see our tall receivers work on their quickness off the snap. If we can get some of that from our tall wideouts it will help IW in the pass game.

    Have an awesome Sunday everyone.

    Go Warriors!!!

  4. kapakahi August 31, 2014 9:11 am

    JMHO that definitely missed having Kirkwood…….as a deep threat.

    Coulda used TD too…..

  5. $ August 31, 2014 9:11 am

    People waited in lines down stairs at the ticket office till the 1st quarter ended. The student line also long at gate 2. Great game but we must win to get the students and walk up crowd to come back next week.

  6. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:15 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.
    post game hang over…but feeling up beat.
    Things we found out after the game…team got lots of guts, team can play with anyone, team has some depth, team has interchangeable parts…
    some had questions about changing personnel around, now we know why.

    we have a team of WARRIORS!…..IMUA WARRIORS!

  7. oneseason August 31, 2014 9:15 am

    ST: As far as I could see, the UH Athletics website doesn’t point to the Aloha Stadium website, and the stadium site only points to UH in a PDF without a clickable link. This lack of integration seems consistent with the business separation between the two entities, but doesn’t seem to benefit anyone. The SA had great parking info for gameday, but if the UH Athletics website had something similar (parking maps, gate openings, stadium opening), I failed to find it; if UH put it under the “details” link associated with the football schedule, that would be nice.

  8. tomm August 31, 2014 9:15 am


  9. tommui August 31, 2014 9:17 am

    So I messed up my name!
    The webpage keeps insisting that I enter my name and e-mail every day and each time I post.

    But GOOD MORNING, HAWAII needs moderation?!

  10. Boolakanaka August 31, 2014 9:20 am

    Morning all! Again, outstanding effort last night by both players and coaches. Plenty of room for improvement, but much to build upon.

  11. kapakahi August 31, 2014 9:21 am

    With Harding done after this season…….and Pedroza a senior next season……hoping that UH making a strong recruiting push for Punahou receiver Kanawai Noa……as a slotback.

  12. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:23 am

    game was scheduled for a loooongg time. traffic problems?…long ticket lines?….wat you expect when you go to get tickets just before kick off?…wat you expect when you try to find parking just before kick off?….no excuses for those going to a university to gain critical thinking skills! Every year I hear the same complaints about ticket lines and parking. Mean while da old grandpa and grandma go park da car and jump da shuttle and get there waaaayy before kick off. Even wen spak a few on wheelchairs motoring it over to the game…come on, no mo excuses and complaints..getting tired already…only like blame somebody for poor decision making and planning.
    hooo, I need to go sit next to my ac unit for a while….

  13. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 9:23 am

    MVP should go to center Brendan Urban – a great story. O-line (esp. Ben Clarke at LT) contained UW’s Kikaha quite well, aside from his early sack. UW D-line has two future NFL players. Overall, a gutsy performance by a UH team that has faced numerous obstacles and adversity (sleeping on cots, late scholarship checks, players sleeping in the locker room, etc.) versus a team that has 4-5 star recruits, a football budget of $22 million, fantastic facilities, and big money boosters.

    OSU has a very good QB in Sean Mannion (who’s underrated, IMHO). It will be another tough opponent.

  14. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 9:24 am

    LCC shuttle was smooth sailing and stress free. For $2, you can’t go wrong.

  15. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:25 am

    game day info was all over the SA news.

  16. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:27 am

    #12 OSD….spot on!…ditto dat!

  17. kawika49 August 31, 2014 9:27 am

    Old school Dave; yes we will!

  18. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:33 am

    Mahalo to the t-gate Tsaikos…was guud seeing all the peeps again!

  19. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:36 am

    if Midnight/Barbara and Uku can come all da way from TX, get tickets and get into the game by kick off, no reason someone from here can’t do the same.

  20. Manoa Mist August 31, 2014 9:39 am

    Boys played hard and should be proud. Thought UH’s play calling other than the first drive was horrible. Predictable. There has to be other ways of moving the ball than just the read option Iosefa 30 times up the middle.

  21. RB August 31, 2014 9:42 am

    The turning point in the game was the silly and STUPID penalty by Nequan Phillips!!!

  22. RB August 31, 2014 9:47 am

    What happened to Anthony Pierce? Seen him in the stands with Tony Grimes.

  23. islandman August 31, 2014 9:48 am

    No. 2. — Turnstyle count was 32,197 .

  24. islandman August 31, 2014 9:49 am

    22. — Turnstile

  25. blaxican August 31, 2014 9:55 am

    Gotta say last night’s game was exciting! But I felt the same way against USC last year and OSU. Both winnable games but offense fell short. Almost the same exact situation as last year going in to the next game. Hard fought game against a ranked team and OSU coming off a bad game against D2 opponent. Hopefully I’m wrong and we get this team going in the right direction 0!

  26. blaxican August 31, 2014 10:00 am

    4th and 1 or 2 I’d go under center with either a big formation play action option for QB keeper or trips left or right and run option opposite strong side (ala colt Brennan).

  27. Shoko August 31, 2014 10:01 am

    I’ll be surprised if the Oregon State game doesn’t exceed the Washington State game in terms of attendance. Folks who may have lost interest have got to be curious on how this season will play out. The team may still have a laundry list of things to clean up and iron out but I see a lot of potential for the Warriors this season.

  28. tom August 31, 2014 10:06 am

    Some of the bloggers should try out for the football team. They seem to know it all and are infallible.

  29. AlaWai August 31, 2014 10:07 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka. Mr. Tsai, who is calling the offensive plays?

  30. tom August 31, 2014 10:07 am


    UH 24
    OreState -6

  31. Chicken Grease August 31, 2014 10:09 am

    Should have tried for the TD instead of that field goal.

    This is really beginning to be a turkey of a program (a Grease should know, right?)

    That TC Ching field’s REALLY beginning to look like a great div II field. You Tsaikos gonna still support, even if you can’t tailgate (that IS a parking structure after all).

    Iosefa going get hurt — again — and then what?

    A mess, a mess, a mess. Thought Abercrombie’s hate on him was worse? Guess again. This “not bad” is bad.

  32. RatMin August 31, 2014 10:11 am

    Great effort by offense and defense last night. Both players and coaches. We were fortunate to be offered tickets to the game so we brought our son to his first UH game and he enjoyed it. Even the people sitting in front of us were impressed in how knowledgeable and spirited he was in cheering for UH. Some of the unfortunates in the stadium besides trying to deal with the traffic was the long lines at the food concessions. Had to go to 2 different concessions to get pretzels and water. Then another 2 at half time to get nachos and french fries. Whoever is organizing or running the concessions need to get a better clue on how to run things. As a UH fan it is embarrassing to here Washington fans here for the game making comments about how bad the lines are. One comment I heard at while waiting to buy the fries was “by the time we order our food the 3rd quarter will be over”. Which was only partly true, half of the third quarter was done by the time I got my fries. The only short lines seem to be the beer kiosks.
    The Warriors made it a great game to attend and we would like to attend more. It is just sad and disheartening that the Aloha Stadium operators make it such an unpleasant experience when you would like to get something to eat or drink while watching a great football team!

  33. markazulu August 31, 2014 10:13 am

    According to the washington fans Eastern Washington is better than us. The players drank to much “pineapple” juice. Yup hawai’i still not getting respect need to show um next week.

  34. markazulu August 31, 2014 10:16 am

    Our coaches and team played well on national television.

  35. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 10:20 am

    Just wait until those UW fans head back to HNL Airport to fly home today and have to put up with the inadequate facility – aging facility (reminds me of the 80s), existing restaurants have long lines, agriculture checks now inside the terminal after TSA, which causes another bottleneck. No wonder so many fliers are in such a bad mood nowadays. Flew in and out of Portland International (PDX) recently and it’s a much more pleasant place to catch a flight.

  36. Shoko August 31, 2014 10:29 am

    What’s funny is that some fans are already calling Petersen another Dan Hawkins.

  37. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 10:42 am

    UW fans calling Peterson another Dan Hawkins? Ouch, that hurts!!

  38. d1shima August 31, 2014 10:42 am

    Confess that I was one of those who missed the 1st quarter yesterday but not for the reason the Blog Host raised….

    I fell for the (lack of) hype about the anticipated crowd size and ended up leaving for the stadium later than I usually would only to be caught on the freeway for over an hour! 😯
    Many folks failed to anticipate the effect that closing the Halawa lot (Imua Rail! 👿 ) was going to have and were caught trying to cross back over to the left on Kahuapaani after the gate was closed. Auwe!

    My beef, though, is with the clowns at Gate 2. By the time I finally reached there I saw 2-3 cars ahead of me paying to get in! I asked the attendants about that and the first one responded, “It’s past game time…” To which I pointed out that no where was there notice that the access would be opened up after kickoff.
    The second guy then said, “We directing them (the paying cars) to a different area.”

    Riiiight… I paid $350 for my parking pass! There better be a stall for me whenever I get there!

    I followed the two cars in front of me in and they were directed to the same place I was!

    Shibai ….it’s the local way!

    Does anyone know the phone number for the Stadium Authority? 👿

  39. ArcumFortis August 31, 2014 10:45 am

    Good start to the season with many hopeful signs.

    The field goal or not issue is an interesting one. In retrospect of course we should have taken the 3. But it is not simply a matter of elementary math (if we had three more points we would have won). That is a very oversimplified analysis. For instance, in the fourth quarter UW had a number of fourth and short situations where Peterson chose to punt. If UW was behind they probably would not have. Even on the last drive UW was in field goal range at the end when they were simply trying to run out the clock. So the flow of the game is dictated by the score. It is not simple math. Peterson seemed to think his D could shut down our O and he proved to be correct.

    For me the series of the game came when we had the ball with about 5 minutes left and could not score. The game was ours for the taking if we could have done it. UW defense came up big and stopped us. For this they deserve credit. Nonetheless if any of us (a week ago) would have been offered this situation (5 min to go and UH has the ball with a chance to take the lead) we would have taken it in a split second.

    I also thought the infamous missed fourth down conversion had another effect on the team (besides the quick momentum shift). I thought our offense got more conservative. It was great fun watching the free wheeling offense in the first quarter.

    All in all a good game and an enjoyable one to attend. Aloha Stadium had moments reminiscent of the old days when the crowd was rocking. Hope for the same next week.

  40. A-House August 31, 2014 10:47 am

    1st: many thanks to Uku and SailorBlue/Jancie for your “coupon” contribution” yesterday at the tailgate.

    2nd: good to see all at the tailgate – some whom we had not seen in a long time!

    3rd: good game – offense started to roll in the first quarter, but, again, in the second half became much conservative and predictable

    4th: “trick” play on 4th down where Kemp threw the ball – wish it was successful – TD and for the lead!!!!! – like he said after the game, I was tackled, but that was no excuse for getting the ball to the TE in the end zone.

    looking forward to the OSU game – got a good feeling, again!!!

    smells like someone in our valley decided to burn rubbish – no wind, hot – smell just hangs out.

  41. d1shima August 31, 2014 10:53 am

    Once I did get to watch the 1st quarter this morning I was pleased to see many things!

    Another confession is that I woulda been one of the 8 out of 10 who was thinking, “Here we go again” after the Jamora sack and the false start penalty. (one guy was praying to the Buddha and the other guy was in the beer line….for a NINE DOLLAR baby cup o’ beer!)
    But no way! The offense overcame that and took the opening drive in. Nice!

    Then a Defensive stop and another scoring drive. Mo Nice!

    …tings is looking up! 😀

  42. d1shima August 31, 2014 10:57 am

    On the failed 4th down I liked the effort but hard luck tryna use a trick play you practiced from the 5 when you had to line up on the 9.

    Predictably, the ball was 4 yards short! 😆

  43. nutmegger August 31, 2014 11:10 am

    Urban did a fantastic job. I’m very impressed with him and coach Naeole for making the tough call. Coach Clune has certainly turned the defense around.

    The future looks bright. The players should be proud. Good work.

  44. Boolakanaka August 31, 2014 11:11 am

    Tom/27 Nice observation. The nice feature is that there are not many of these truculent pedantic folks. But for those tiny few, it does beg the question, if they are such far reaching oracles of the gridiron, where were these folks during pop warner, jv, varsity and college football tryouts? Or maybe they try putting-on a coaching clinic at the local park, or volunteer at any number of youth teams. Nahhhh, it’s much easier to talk smack behind the computer screen and talk pilau……

  45. kawika49 August 31, 2014 11:11 am

    We need more Rugby (Rukbee) players on the team.

  46. d1shima August 31, 2014 11:12 am


    it’s so nice that we no need talk about guys flipping a rubber football inside one gym, or 20 Canucks and 4 Yanks tryna find each other on one pasture!

  47. Boolakanaka August 31, 2014 11:13 am

    Oh, Fei Jai, I aloha you today, very objective and measured comments….

  48. Pomaikaikeolahou August 31, 2014 11:15 am

    Good Morning:

    UH vs Oregone
    24    –    06    tom
    24    –    10    Pomai
    35    –    17    kawika49
    35    –    17    Z
    38    –    21    wafan
    45    –    10    Wes’side Warrior
    56    –    14    d1shima

  49. Lopaka43 August 31, 2014 11:18 am

    IMHO best performance by a Norm Chow coached Hawaii team since he took over. Reminded me of the old days when we always felt like a contender, even against teams that clearly had the superior athletes.

    We really enjoyed the annual Tsaiko reunion that is the first home game tailgate. Thank you, Tsaikos, for making our guests feel so welcome.

    See you all next Saturday!! GO BOWS!! GO WARRIORS!!

  50. d1shima August 31, 2014 11:21 am


    Yup! I think Harding can change the game by having his effectiveness measured not in hang time but in terms of ball snap to when it becomes possible for the Punt Returner to get the ball.

    The UW punter had tremendous hang time but Harding was as effective by delaying his kick as the coverage moved downfield.

    Plus, the return team needs to keep more guys up to ensure that Harding does actually kick it.

    ….and then a few more “Joeys” would be nice! 😉

  51. d1shima August 31, 2014 11:23 am


    Oregon State

  52. Bryson August 31, 2014 11:23 am

    I’ll say this the team I watched last night was definetly not the same team that went 1-11…If the biggest improvement comes from week 1-2 I think we have a great chance of beating Oregon State..Our Play calling left Washington guessing I think that’ll be the case against OSU…

  53. warriorfan2 August 31, 2014 11:27 am

    Great Game
    Would be nice if the same team show up next week.
    Best game I seen in three years
    Taking points of the board was the only bone head call yesterday, even if the play would have worked.
    Go Warriors

  54. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 11:29 am

    Comments by UW players. Not many, if any props/credit given to the effort of the opponent, UH.


  55. SteveM August 31, 2014 11:30 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The defense played well. When UW was 4th and one on the 50, I was expecting a fake punt or some razzle dazzle trick play. Peterson with a powerful Udub team won’t go for 1 yeard? Was probably an on-field decision by the punter, but I was shocked they punted. That’s respect for the defense and special teams.

    Scott Harding’s punting gave UH great field position all night.

  56. st. anthony trojan August 31, 2014 11:34 am

    Me agree FJ…100 %…n add….coaches did a fantastic job from last year….the football teams n coaches…ALL KNOW….now….they will be in a football game when they square off against the RAINBOW WARRIORS…

    besides strength… you put a big bite in our ‘BOYS’ …MAHALO PLENTY…

    trainers…keep them healthy…

  57. st. anthony trojan August 31, 2014 11:41 am

    UH – 49 – 17 OSU

  58. Haleakala August 31, 2014 11:44 am

    It was a loss. But that was one exciting game, right to the end!
    The team played hard on both sides of the ball.
    Kudos to the coaches also for getting them prepared.

  59. Haleakala August 31, 2014 11:45 am

    UH 23- Oregon State 16

  60. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 11:46 am

    Happy Sunday, Tsai-kos!!

  61. Jalansky August 31, 2014 11:48 am

    I echo what people are saying about Brendan Urban. The amazing thing is that he was snapping every play to a QB in the shotgun, while contending with that monster nose guard. What a story! And kudos to Coach Chow for finding the scholarship money that allowed Brendan to come back. It sure paid off right away . . . I began to hear excuses from the Washington faithful at the beginning of the second half . . . the refs are “homers” . . . you know, that’s our second string QB in there . . . But the worried looks on their faces said it all. They were shocked by how well UH was playing!

  62. HawaiiMongoose August 31, 2014 11:49 am

    The tickets sold count was 36,411 and the turnstile count was 32,197. So if we had a 35,000 seat stadium like the Stadium Authority’s incompetent consultant is suggesting, UH would have foregone the revenue from 1,411 tickets. And if we had a 30,000 seat stadium like our AD’s consultant has proposed, UH would have foregone the revenue from 6,411 tickets. That’s easily over $100,000. I hope the powers-that-be are paying attention and wake up to the fact that we need at least 40,000 seats if we build a new stadium.

  63. obachan August 31, 2014 11:54 am

    Great job Benden and rest of the O-line – Urbanization!

  64. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 12:01 pm

    Thought our team did exceptionally well.

    Their preparations are in-line with their goals as evidenced by the hard time they gave the opponent.

    Things to iron out and more clicking to do but sheesh, what a showing and what an exciting one at that!

    Proud of you, Warriors!

    Great job!

    We Warrior fans sure got your back in the stands! (The crowd never left until the end!)

    K – Now.. back to work to prepare for the next games!

    I like your hardwork, tenacity, and follow thru to make sure you do everything you can, from daily preparations to game-time live, to confound and stymie the opponent.

    Cheehuuuuuu!! I’m loving it! Keep it coming! Keep it going!


  65. kawika49 August 31, 2014 12:10 pm

    I am sure that Harding can kick running left as well. Not as far but, can.

  66. kawika49 August 31, 2014 12:12 pm

    Would like to see Harding as slot left on 4th and 3, motion behind the QB get the ball and either kick or run.

  67. Andrew August 31, 2014 12:18 pm


    I actually noticed that a huge chunk of fans left early. There was still a lot of time left and UH had all of their timeouts and only down one. I have to agree with Dave Reardon’s article this morning. Of course many stayed till the very end but it was a bit disturbing seeing so many leave.

    I’m very proud of the way the team played. UW was lucky to get out with a win considering how they were pretty much outplayed nearly the entire game. I agree with the decision to go for it on 4th down on that play in the 2nd Qtr. It was the right play but jus had the throwing error.

  68. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 12:29 pm

    11 NorthShoreFan:

    Yep, totally and completely agree!

    When ppl show up *day of the game* to buy tickets and there’s a boat load more showing up (boy, that’s fantastic!), just have be understanding and patient. Sowee 🙁

    I personally am so happy the not-sure-should-show-up Warriors fans showed up!

    I am positively sure that our positive energies helped rev up our D!

    Okay, so what now?

    No be mad.


    Just buy the rest of the season’s tickets ahead of time, go the ones you wanna go to see, and if everyone works together on this one little but huge impact-making effort (as evidenced by long lines yesterday), then Aloha Stadium admin and personnel will be able to accommodate our much larger crowd in everything from parking to concessions.

    And btw, a crowded bathroom just means we have… devoted fans in attendance (so when get line? No worry, still get fans left in the stands to cheer on our Warriors!!! Cheehuuuuu!!!


  69. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 12:31 pm

    K – off to alumni flags practice now 🙂

    Have one terrific afta-Warrior Game Day, everyone!

    GO WARRIORS!!! :mrgreen:

  70. hatakeman August 31, 2014 12:32 pm

    Oregon St. 35, Hawaii 27

    Hawaii offense needs 2-3 more games to get offense running on all cylinders. And Oregon St returns difference makers, QB Sean Mannion and TB Storm Woods, along with a seasoned O-line and defensive unit.

  71. Derek August 31, 2014 12:35 pm

    If there is one word to sum up last night game it would be: PROMISING.

    It’s hard to determine if UW is a little overrated, or if UH is a little underrated. Probably a little bit of both, but I could see that UH played very competitive with them. There was a lot of positives that I saw. The offense was balanced, the defense played hard and kept the team in the game and held down UW to 17 points. We didn’t fold in the 3rd quarter like a lot of games last year. Hard to tell the impact of a new UW QB, but he didn’t throw any picks and had any fumbles. Neither did Woolsey which was a solid effort and he managed the game and displayed enough for us to be more positive for the future. Losing Afusia hurt, but Urban was solid in his absence. Afusia’s presence would have help the team get more yards, especially when we needed 2 or 3 extra yards to pick up valuable first downs a couple of times. But, can’t fault Urban’s effort. Joey was Joey. We could see UH needs a speed merchant and a deep threat. I thought Barker was big, and I mean he looked big for a WR. He could get more reps and play more. He looked good and his long reception for 29 yards. I was disappointed in Phillips.
    He made a very, very, very costly roughing the passer penalty when it should have been 4th down. He could have easily let up when the pass was thrown, but no he wanted to be macho man and give him a big shot. And this is a team captain mind you. Given new life, on the very next play Ross scored the first TD to UW. That to me, in retrospect, basically very cost Hawaii the ball game and gave UW new life and some momentum to score 10 straight more points to lead 17-10.
    Credit the UH team for not going into the tank and played solid the rest of the game. Winning is hard, and UH needs to get mentally stronger to find the keys to learn how to win ball games. Like other people have said, there is no such thing as a moral victory. Just win baby! We’ll have to see this coming week, but I’m hopeful.

    I was right on the who was going to win, but I was wrong on the score prediction. Bobby Curran was worse. Ha,Ha!

  72. Sofaking_blk August 31, 2014 12:42 pm

    IMHO going for it on 4th down in the red zone was the turning point in the game. You ALWAYS get the points against a ranked team no matter what. These are the same kind of poor coaching decisions that cost this team games last year and it’s still going on, these kid didn’t deserve that.

  73. Andrew August 31, 2014 12:46 pm


    There is no guarantee that the field goal would have been good. You can also say that against ranked teams, its those going for it on 4th down is what wins games. If they made that play, we are all calling that decision genius.

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid August 31, 2014 12:50 pm

    Howzeet Gangeez! 🙂

    Agree with my friend Boolakanaka- Warriors played well, and there are many positives to build on. Agree with others who say this looked like the best Chow coached game yet.

    Chow’s vision for the program will be hitting critical mass soon, when it does, we’ll play some great football.

    And to the Warriors… mahalo for playing hard the whole game. You make us proud.


  75. Lurker#8 August 31, 2014 1:09 pm

    Mahalo to the team and coaches.
    There much to look forward to this season.

  76. Boolakanaka August 31, 2014 1:19 pm

    Volleyball tired of your incessant pilau talk. First of all, your taking about a student athlete, not a person who is paid to be a professional. Second, 30 carries, by any football metric, is a large amount of totes-period. Third, sole was hammering folks, and did all that was called upon him. Fourth, and lastly, who the heck are you–some perhaps, ex college or HS star or a successful coach?? Or maybe some malcontent who likes to talk smack behind a computer and pick on kids?

    Criticize all you like professionals like Coach Chow and his staff, but don’t single out a player, especially one who had a helluva day, and the stat sheet more than supports that fact, and say he is out of shape– which is also totally erroneous.

  77. kawika49 August 31, 2014 1:40 pm

    #79 It is not the players call. It is the coaches. He is there to draw the defense, to free up other areas.

  78. Ronnie August 31, 2014 1:41 pm

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Wow! What a game! I wish I could fly home for all of the games, but at least I’ll get to see the first 2. I thought it was a great game. I would have loved to beat a Pac-12 school – especially because I live in California 😉 But at least we were in the game until the very end. I saw things that make me hopeful for the rest of the season.

    I think that how the team plays next week, based on what they learned from last night, will be an indication of how the rest of the season will go. I always had hope last year, because I always thought they could win. I felt the same way last night. I’m hopeful that this will be the season we’ve been waiting for. 🙂

    Something else I realized – again – is that the game is way better in person surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. When it got loud on 3rd down, it got LOUD. I saw how the fans getting into the game had an effect on the team last year in Vegas, and I saw it again last night.
    I yelled so loud and clapped my hands so hard I’m hoarse and I broke a blood vessel in my hand. 🙂 I’ll be healed up and ready for Saturday!

  79. ArcumFortis August 31, 2014 1:41 pm

    Boola……I think the un quietly disturbed individual who goes by many names may be entrapping you into his pathological world. Of course I don’t know for sure (ST may) but Fei Jai and volleyball fan sure sound like the same person to me. If so, the gig is now to make nice in an uncharacteristically civil way as Fei Jai (and receive your Aloha) while spewing his hatred as Volleyball fan (and receiving your fire). I guess the hard part is that confronting him seems to somehow only increase his sick delight while not confronting him seems to implicitly enable his behavior. This is not a healthy human being. Sometimes however his comments are so absurd (directed toward Joey Iosefa in this case) that at least we can know we are dealing with insanity.

  80. Old School Dave August 31, 2014 1:42 pm

    Watching the SMU vs Baylor game and the Bears have a swanky new stadium. Nice to have that kind of $$$. Haves and have nots in this game.

  81. kawika49 August 31, 2014 1:43 pm

    We definitely need a family friendly section (at Halawa stadium), watched the game from here in Keaau, saw too many seats empty, and kids without supervision.

  82. kawika49 August 31, 2014 1:45 pm

    #84 You mean someone …no like joseph joseph?

  83. nutmegger August 31, 2014 1:53 pm

    Mr. Volleyballfan is like a big fart – makes a loud noise, stinks and tends to annoy everyone in the vicinity.

    Farts generally are in proportion to how much one is full of crap.

  84. kapakahi August 31, 2014 1:54 pm

    Was impressed with the physicality of the OL.

    Never saw Lefotu and Shigematsu play that physical before.

  85. kapakahi August 31, 2014 1:56 pm

    BUT still might’ve been even better with Blake Muir……now starting at LG for Baylor #73.

  86. Sofakjng_blk August 31, 2014 1:57 pm

    Are you kidding me, on the 9 yard line, that’s a chip shot for Hadden.

  87. Sofaking_blk August 31, 2014 1:58 pm

    Are you kidding me, on the 9 yard line, that’s a chip shot for Hadden. When you have a ranked team down you always take the points.

  88. st. anthony trojan August 31, 2014 2:01 pm

    me like volleyballfans take on strategy…but for him..me would kill the messenger..he he he…it makes sense to keep joey in the red zone… like taking out riggins when u really need him in there…but the problem is..we not see all what was going on n the reason for the coaches thinking…maybe sum one will ask.. n they give an explanation..

    but definitely…vbf’s attitude sucks..n i am sure it is intentional to get confronttional with sum on here…is ok…we need all points n views to make this work…but for me..we should shoot the messenger…no doubt…he he he

  89. Ipu Man August 31, 2014 2:03 pm

    Great game but a little predictable at the end.
    Hope Joey finds a fine wife with big hips to produce lots of babies…
    And would like to see Lakalaka used for screen passes.

  90. Chicken Grease August 31, 2014 2:06 pm


  91. Jalansky August 31, 2014 2:09 pm

    kawika49: I used to wonder about Scott Harding’s ability to kick left footed, too, thinking that distance, at least, would have to be compromised. Then last year, I saw him practicing alone on the field before the game after the rest of the team went back to the locker room. I can report that there is no problem with his distance–or his accuracy–off his left foot. There are so many great stories about individuals on the UH team that one is reluctant to cite any in particular. But Harding’s is compelling. I am going to miss watching him after he finishes his career. He just goes out there and does his job, and lets his actions do the talking!

  92. Hodad August 31, 2014 2:15 pm

    most annoying thing was long long concession lines. Maybe there are not enough concession stands when 35K overwhelm you. As Mufi says, a new stadium with less than 50,000 is stupid, but we pay big dollars for “experts” to tell us fewer are needed.

  93. d1shima August 31, 2014 2:15 pm

    Harding kicked at least one left-footed last night

  94. Hodad August 31, 2014 2:17 pm

    Hey volleyballfan, maybe Joey was being rotated out. That’s what it looked like to me. 30 is a lot of carries. I wish we had Wiley and played three RBs. Those guys take a beating and it is a long season.

  95. Chicken Grease August 31, 2014 2:18 pm

    Let’s all make an effort to get to the game early. So that we don’t have to be stuck in lines.

  96. Chicken Grease August 31, 2014 2:19 pm

    # 100. You know. It’s that “back to the rainbow” that’s killing this team’s ability to win.

    Get rid of the rainbow. And they will win games (it’s UH sports’ “build it and they will come”).

  97. Jalansky August 31, 2014 2:40 pm

    d1shima . . . the 58 yarder was left-footed. I can’t remember whether it was on that punt one or another one, but there was a guy sitting in my neighborhood who ejaculated right after the ball left Harding’s foot, “What a lousy kick!” And it kept rolling and rolling and rolling. I never heard someone shut up so quickly (it’s called eating crow). Anyway, I should have added, in my comment about the way Scott Harding “lets his actions do the talking” that this is what all the players on the field are doing. They are student athletes and they deserve our support for all the effort they put in to get to this point. Go Rainbow Warriors!

  98. pollypicador August 31, 2014 2:43 pm

    The postgame mood of Chow mirrored the sentiments expressed by many posters that were frustrated by the loss.

    That’s what I like about him.

    There was nothing about the HC glorifying a close loss to a giant…there was no taking solace in this or that.

    But there was everything in his expression about coming out next time and being giant killers.

    He even said it: “We have to get better,” “We can’t be making this many mistakes against a good opponent.”

    Now if I’m a player hearing how my coach wants to get back to the drawing board, looking to get better and moving forward, I would absolutely look forward to killing it the upcoming week of practices.

    The players need to be of the same cut of cloth as that of their coach(es)…and if they keep knocking on the door they’ll eventually get in.

  99. Former UH Athlete August 31, 2014 2:47 pm

    I saw a comment on another post that made me laugh. It’s probably the most asinine cliche in all of sports… ‘Chow has yet to teach them how to win.’

    So, I must ask… How does a coach, any coach, teach players how to win? Is there a class or maybe a curriculum they sign up for?

  100. Warrior Dog August 31, 2014 2:53 pm

    The game was great but the special duty officers need to do a better job. It took over a hour from the Halawa exit to get into the gate. They didn’t have a clue on how backed up the traffic was. Lucky I had a parking pass but even then they made back up because the officers let a car without a pass through. Then AUWE I HAD AN OFFICER TELL TO KEEP BACKING UP ALMOST GETTING HIT BY CAR BEHING ONLY TO GET A COMMENT WHEN ASKING HOW FAR MORE HE SAID WHY DON’T YOU JUST STAY HERE FOR AND HOUR. These kind of people shouldn’t work the stadium. At least the game was a good experience.

  101. clyde August 31, 2014 2:54 pm

    Stephen, thanks for singling out Urban and props to whomever led the notebook with him. As mentioned earlier, Urban was the unsung hero. If the TV commentators only knew the back story they would have been all over it. And kudos to Naeole for taking a chance on him.

    Looking ahead, what’s the prognosis on Afusia? Can he play with a cast/club … maybe moving back to guard if he can’t snap?

  102. clyde August 31, 2014 2:56 pm

    Careful … Stephen knows who you are.

  103. oldie August 31, 2014 2:59 pm

    Great effort by the Rainbow Warriors last night. Proud of our team. Hope there’s no let down this week. Some fans are probably expecting that it will be easier against Oregon State. While we expect improvement in our team between Game 1 and Game 2, expect Oregon State to also improve. Plus there’s no chance they will be taking us lightly. We may have surprised Washington, but I don’t think that will be true this week. With a more experienced QB for Oregon State, our defense will have their work cut out for them. However if our players give 100 percent, I’m sure we can pull out a victory.

    Go Rainbow Warriors!

  104. Former UH Athlete August 31, 2014 3:04 pm

    105… I think you’re correct that players have to be of the same mental toughness as their coach. It’s essential that players believe in what the coaches are saying to them. Now that Chow has 3 recruiting classes in now, I think we’re starting to see the roster a little more cohesive.

    I think the proof of this is how the defense stepped up and shutout UW in the 2nd half along with 5 forced 3&outs. Many UH defenses of years past (in JJ, Mack, and Chow eras) would have collapsed after getting hit with a body shot like the failed 4th down leading to the UW 91yd TD.

    I think Clune has, in his short time at UH, elevated the mental toughness of the defense. Looking at the defensive rotations, most guys are returnees. Taz is essentially the only true newcomer in the 2-deep depth chart.

  105. ArcumFortis August 31, 2014 3:17 pm

    103……genius is not required for this one. And of course if I am wrong I apologize.

    It’s just that FJ’s transformation to reasonableness seemed rather sudden and out of character. All do a sudden hating coach Chow was gone and being a supportive fan was present. But then volleyball fan seemed to step up to the plate and do the work instead.

    It is also curious that your use of the English language has suddenly taken a turn. Let me know where your fish vending activity takes place. I would like to become a loyal customer.

  106. Pomaikaikeolahou August 31, 2014 3:33 pm

    Good Afternoon:

    UH vs Oregone
    23    –    16    Haleakala
    24    –    06    tom
    24    –    10    Pomai
    35    –    17    kawika49
    35    –    17    Z
    35    –    35    hatakeman
    38    –    21    wafan
    45    –    10    Wes’side Warrior
    49    –    17    st. anthony trojan
    56    –    14    d1shima

  107. st. anthony trojan August 31, 2014 3:33 pm

    AF…HIS fishing vendor place is here in commonwealth…public market.. me go there tomorrow n say hello 4 you…he he he

  108. Pomaikaikeolahou August 31, 2014 3:34 pm

    #52 d1 – notice the name “oreGONE” LOL

  109. Pomaikaikeolahou August 31, 2014 3:38 pm

    Also seeing how I am doing these PIX’s I get to make the rules:

    Rule #1 If you bad mouth a student-athlete you are barred from participation and there is no second chances, one and done.

    Rule #2 You can bad mouth or praise the coaches all you want and you will still be allowed to participate.

  110. kawika49 August 31, 2014 3:42 pm

    #101 Mr. Grease
    My game day schedule is as follows here in Keaau Big Island:
    8:00 Bkfast- Portugese Sausage, Spam, Eggs, Rice. Kope.
    9:30 More rice w/spam Kimchee.
    10:00 Orange Juice/Tequila
    11:00 Put Coals in Hibachi.
    11:15 After that sweat- Time for a cold Keystone light. AAh.
    12:00 throw the beef on the Barbie…Finish the can.
    12:15 go to the blog…lurk…lurk tough work
    12:30 take the beef/chicken off the hibachi.
    1:15 Nap
    3:00 Wake up- Warm up- another beer
    4:00 pull out the Jose Cuervo
    4:30 Watch game
    8:00 Cheer/Boo
    next morning wake up and read the newspaper to remember what I forgot.

  111. Shoko August 31, 2014 3:43 pm

    Bad mouthing state employees is fair game in these here parts. 😉

  112. Shoko August 31, 2014 3:45 pm

    I always thought that in order for a blog to be entertaining there’s has to be a designated agitator. Without it, it just becomes another ordinary blog.

    I always make sure I have popcorn when I log on here.

  113. kawika49 August 31, 2014 3:48 pm

    #118 Where is Koamahu when you need shim.

  114. kawika49 August 31, 2014 3:50 pm

    Remember it is a Hawaiian word only if it end in a vowel

  115. hatakeman August 31, 2014 3:50 pm

    Congratulations and many thanks to new DC Kevin Clune and assistant coaches LB Coach Kurt Gouveia, Secondary Coach Daronte’ Jones, Safeties/Special Teams Coach Chris Demarest and DL Coach Lewis Powell, and not to be forgotten Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Gary Beemer for bringing back the “Warrior” in the defense. Gary also has the O-line looking real stout.

  116. hatakeman August 31, 2014 3:55 pm

    Pomai, please correct my score prediction for the Oregon St game: Hawaii-27, Oregon St-35. Thank you.

  117. JustAsking August 31, 2014 3:56 pm

    Pomai: Hawaii 24 – Oregon St 34
    OSU’s offense will be on a different level from UW’s. Hope I’m wrong, but trying to be realistic. Remember when Chow said OSU was a tougher match up than USC last year and people laughed? He was right.
    Re: Iosefa’s performance last night: watched the recording this morning and loved his expression every time he got up from being tackled. Looked like he was having a great time dispensing the punishment as well as taking the hits. After one bruising run and viscious gang tackle, it looked like he was laughing when he got up! That sets a tone for your O-line and has to take a toll on the defense.

  118. Shoko August 31, 2014 4:04 pm

    Hmm, Utah State having some problems against the Vols. And JJ’s SMU 46 total yard with -22 rushing yards.

  119. NotNasti August 31, 2014 4:11 pm

    Great job by the boys yesterday. UW obviously took us cheap, which allowed us to punch them in the mouth. Too bad we couldn’t step on their throats too. I was really happy for Taz, who had a great game against his former teammates. In a show of class, he was mobbed by the UW players after the game . . . a nice show of respect.

    Only gripe: went for food at the end of the 2nd quarter, and didn’t get back until mid-way through the third quarter. We were able to get to the front of the line only because the folks in front of us gave up, one by one. The concession ran out of styrofoam containers for the hamburger/fries combo, and ran out of prepared food. After ten minutes of scratching their heads, they “adapted” by throwing the hamburgers into the cardboard boxes with the fries. Duh! Happy with our food, we headed over to the condiment station only to find out that they ran out of tomatoes, ketchup, relish and onions. At least there were napkins, and a television over the concession to watch the game.

  120. Don Weir August 31, 2014 4:13 pm

    To paraphrase Coach John McKay on the issue of 30+ carries for running backs
    ‘the ball isn’t heavy and he isn’t in a union’

  121. hatakeman August 31, 2014 4:18 pm

    Shoko, I had to check, and confirm your report. Really surprising JJ’s Mustangs managing only net 48 offensive yards in 3rd Q and getting blown out 31-0.

  122. st. anthony trojan August 31, 2014 4:22 pm

    ne one know how brother timmy chang doing there in the south…

  123. oldie August 31, 2014 4:23 pm

    Just a thought – Is the stadium service junk because UH has no control over the vendors? The vendors just want your money. They have no interest in providing a good game experience. $10 for a chili dog? Wow!

    Also wish AT&T would provide enough bandwidth so we could use our phones from time to time.

  124. Shoko August 31, 2014 4:35 pm

    Auburn’s Tre Mason last year carried the ball 46 times against #5 Missouri and Kadeem Carey carried the ball 48 times against #9 Oregon last year. And they both won their games.

  125. Shoko August 31, 2014 4:36 pm

    127. SMU’s quarterbacks are under extreme duress. Counted at least 8 sacks which accounts for the negative rushing yardage.

  126. obachan August 31, 2014 4:43 pm

    Either the Baylor team is very good or Jone’s SMU team is lacking this year. At any rate glad for coach Briles who has had his share of tragedy in life.

  127. kapakahi August 31, 2014 4:51 pm

    Converted LT Ben Clarke was dominating last night.

  128. tom August 31, 2014 4:51 pm

    AF – #111

    Some people remember to take their meds and other people forget.

    Which reminds me …

  129. hatakeman August 31, 2014 4:51 pm

    One large fruit punch and one bottle of water, $7.00 ($4 drink; $3 bottle water). Jeez, some malolo syrup n’ water in a paper cup and bottle water cost so much. I guess everything is relative. Same bottle of water at the Coliseum cost $5.00. And they no have malolo syrup n’ water.

  130. cigaripo August 31, 2014 4:53 pm

    Like to see an outside running threat. Someone with speed who can turn the corner and beat the defender one on one. Joey on the inside, a slotback or St. Juste, Ewaliko on a pitch to the outside, short pass over linebackers sucking in for the run. Maybe suck in the corners and safeties, then over the top! Go Bows! ! 10-1 is in sight !

  131. kapakahi August 31, 2014 4:56 pm

    Though all undersized, was really impressed by the speed and quickness of ILBs Lataimua, Gener, and Poti.

  132. gobows August 31, 2014 4:56 pm

    northshorefan 12

    was after 4 and my sista dem was still heading to the game…they inadvertently took the hickam exit instead of nimitz. and she made it to the seats before kickoff…and she had to push my mada in da wheelchair. not going give out the parking location…but was free. but they never have to wait in line for get in, no line at the side door.

    why the dumb guys in charge of making money at the UH never make the single game tickets a 2 fer package deal? again another example of showing how stupid they are. they should have made the washington and northern iowa games a package deal. all those husky fans would have no problem buying tickets they wouldn’t use. thats how the sucky bcs teams do it. just ask texas and oklahoma fans.

  133. gobows August 31, 2014 5:01 pm

    oldie 130

    you got that right.

    boycott the vendors. the UH no get any revenue from their sales. learn how fo smuggle in food. cargo pants. jackets with zippered pockets.

  134. Mytake August 31, 2014 5:50 pm

    I boycotted the venders, parking lot, traffic, long lines, crappy food, rip off beer prices, ornery security, short tailgating and, dumb stadium rules. I supported the team by watching it at a bar. Enjoying my $2.25 beer, garlic chicken and porkchops! Go Warriors!

  135. tom-warriornation August 31, 2014 5:53 pm

    Positive suggestion to the coaches: How about more swing passes to our RB’s (other than Joey) coming out of the backfield (to slow down their pass rush); or more screen passes in general? And not screen passes up the middle; which tends to go right into the teeth of their defense?

    I think I said this many times last year.

  136. oldie August 31, 2014 6:18 pm

    gobows #140 – Army game last year, we were at the gate when the National anthem was just starting. One of the two “inspectors” made everyone empty their bags resulting in a long line. He made my wife unload everything. He then felt my jacket that came out of the bag and wanted to “inspect” the bump in one of the pockets. He couldn’t find the inside zipper so he gave up. It was just a rolled up garbage bag in case of rain. By the time we got in and bought our drinks (yes we still patronized the vendor), we missed the kickoff. Looking out at the gate I noticed that there was still a large number of fans being “inspected”. So much for fan friendly.

  137. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 6:27 pm

    116 Pomai:

    I like your new rules.

    Thank you.

  138. UHfan808 August 31, 2014 6:29 pm


    UHfan808 – 40 us : 21 them

  139. jeffdman2000 August 31, 2014 6:54 pm

    Oregon State 52 Hawaii 13

  140. Inyoface August 31, 2014 7:00 pm

    I’m surprised no double RB plays. They wouldnt know if handing off to Iosefa or another running back whoever that may be. Man if only kemp made that pass! Been thinking about that one all day. It seems like we were in field goal range more than I can remember, hopefully that means something.

  141. C-pop August 31, 2014 7:07 pm

    Defense played like tough-aggressive defenses of past, though undersized front 7 played with determination, heart, & smarts…especially in the second half, nice halftime adjustments by DC Clune. Mistakes were made but overall I like defensive mojo after first test. I believe Oregon State has a much better QB in Mannion, believe he is a future NFL QB. Beavers passing game will give anyone preparing for them sleepless nights (Chow, Clune). There hasn’t been any coverages and pressure packages OSUs offense hasn’t seen. Clune & his defensive staff need a great week of preparation with total focus and understanding of multiple pressure packages. Offense needs to pound the rock with Iosefa & co. Woolsley must manage with consistency entire game, accuracy & proper reads ( WRs must get open quicker) keep OSU Offense on sidelines. Special Teams must continue its stellar play. All phases must show improvement in order to defeat OSU.

  142. slenzi August 31, 2014 7:19 pm

    Thank You everyone for all the great comments that the Warriors, friends, and families can enjoy. Boola bruddah, please do not engage that super-Troll who goes by “VolleyBallFan.” If I had to guess he probably went by a different name last year, thinking no one would recognize his trash talk trolling, trying to hijack this message board to his agenda.

  143. kev-1 August 31, 2014 7:33 pm

    OK, how about . . .

    UH 20, OSU 17

  144. kev-1 August 31, 2014 7:35 pm

    The game against UW was a game that tested the trenches. The game against OSU will test the secondary. After these first two games, we will get a nice picture of the type of team we have.

    Mannion is legit. He will be a test for sure.

  145. C-Pop August 31, 2014 7:55 pm

    DL & OL will always be tested, Pass Rush/Pressures/Move QB off spot/Rushing attack Beavers have always had solid ground game to go with passing. OSU defensive line may not be as star studded as UW but their front 7 will be formidable.

  146. Inyoface August 31, 2014 8:01 pm

    It’s true we’re definitely missing kirkwood, Haynes and stubble field. Looked like a lot of receivers weren’t breaking away from coverage.

  147. kapakahi August 31, 2014 8:04 pm



  148. kev-1 August 31, 2014 8:24 pm


    You are definitely correct about OSU’s front. I just meant that if the UW game was any indication, UH should be able to hang up front, whereas the secondary wasn’t tested nearly as much as they will be this week.

  149. oldtimer808 August 31, 2014 8:48 pm

    The notorious Volleyballfan from his arm chair quarterback know it all position talking crap again and I agree with boola that don’t be talking down on a student/athlete. Your negative comments is darn right irritating. I have never read anything very supportive of the football team and volleyball team. Go get a life will ya. Geez!!

  150. oldtimer808 August 31, 2014 8:50 pm

    Pomai…UH 31 OSU 24

  151. Pomaikaikeolahou August 31, 2014 9:05 pm

    Good Night:

    UH vs Oregone
    13    –    52    jeffdman2000
    20    –    17    kev-1
    21    –    24    Fei Jai
    23    –    16    Haleakala
    24    –    06    tom
    24    –    10    Pomai
    27    –    35    hatakeman
    31    –    24    oldtimer808
    35    –    17    kawika49
    35    –    17    Z
    38    –    21    wafan
    40    –    21    UHfan808
    45    –    10    Wes’side Warrior
    49    –    17    st. anthony trojan
    56    –    14    d1shima
    24    –    34    JustAsking

  152. BigWave96744 August 31, 2014 9:18 pm

    Rainbow Warriors 24 – Beavers 21

  153. Bowwar August 31, 2014 9:29 pm

    Pomai: I believe it will be close again with abit more scoring: Hawaii 33 – OSU 31.
    People may want to this game in person, as the Rust Palace will be rocking!

  154. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:29 pm

    #139…gobows…now if sista getting there after 4:00, park, then push mama to the stadium and still be there for kick off… darn good planning! Now more reason for peeps to not bitch about.
    from past experience, the stadium employees really need to step up and understand they there to help not impede.
    Vendors there only concern is $..lot of them are raising $’s for their team or just doing fundraising. Stadium peeps need to monitor and scale up the training before letting these peeps in to service the fans.

    annodah note…BJ, please start selling $10, $15 tickets for the upper, near da sky seats. gotta do sumting to put okoles in da seats. more okoles, more $10 beer and mushy hot dogs you can sell.
    offer upgrades to season ticket peeps in the upper section and designate the yellow section as “family seating” with family package prices. Make it a “No Beer” section. (keep da pilut nasty mouth outta there..fo da kids)

  155. C/Pop August 31, 2014 9:31 pm


    Gotcha !

  156. C-Pop August 31, 2014 9:33 pm



  157. NorthShoreFan August 31, 2014 9:40 pm

    kev-1, my thoughts too. Minion is much more accurate and a better game manager. db’s and lb’s will be tested. wr’s, te’s are gonna make a difference. me thinks this game will be “faster”.

  158. BigWave96744 August 31, 2014 10:06 pm

    Today SMU started the season with a 0-45 lost at Baylor.
    They amassed a total of 67 yards

    Dating back to the end of 2013, SMU is 0-3 and has been outs scored 13-96
    SMU fans not too happy with JJ and relating this game to the 2008 Sugar Bowl

  159. laulauhead August 31, 2014 10:50 pm

    Our Warriors are legit! Loved the fans, but can I reiterate once again…DON’T DO THE WAVE WHEN WE’RE ON OFFENSE!! #commonsense

  160. jm2375 August 31, 2014 11:47 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Good game last night. I liked most of what I saw. Looking forward to the next game.

    Shoko – in the first few years of this blog, we didn’t have trolls and the clubhouse was a happy, fun place with a lot of jokes and good natured ribbing between the Tsaikos. Many friendships were made in real life. With all the negativity, many of the early posters do not post anymore, especially the Tsaikettes.


  161. amela September 1, 2014 12:06 am

    I was stuck trying to get out of the right lane for over a half an hour on the ewa side parking entrance. Who’s the idiot the closed the gate? Or didn’t open it? I seen police and sheriff officers driving around but not doing anything about it. Another reason fans don’t want to go to games.

  162. ai-eee-soos September 1, 2014 2:00 am

    ” We Get ‘Em ” fund.

    The University of Hawaii fell just short of an upset, losing 17-16 to 25th-ranked Washington in Saturday night’s football season opener. But organizers of a community fundraising effort say the Rainbow Warriors’ performance may boost donations.

    “Oh, it was terrific. They really played well,” said longtime football supporter Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar and Grill. “I came away from that game thinking, boy we can win six or seven games this year. This team’s for real.”

    Murphy’s restaurant has hosted an annual fundraiser for the football team. But now he and other supporters are confident that an improve team will drum up more support for We Get ‘Em, a grassroots fundraiser announced just last Friday.

    ” We think we’re gonna run it for 60 days and do what we can do. Like (fellow fundraising leader) Ray Noh said, if ten percent of the people who live in Hawaii gave 30 dollars each, that would be three million dollars and that would cover that deficit,” said Murphy.
    That’s the amount UH Athletics Director Ben Jay said the program needed this year, when he told the Board of Regents that sports — including football — could be cut if deficits aren’t reduced. But Murphy said it’s not just UH that has longtime athletics budget woes.

    “It’s every school in the country. There’s only like 15 schools in the country that are in the black,” he said. He added about the fundraiser, “It’s not just for football, it’s for the whole athletic department. All the different sports.”

    Murphy said “We Get ‘Em” doesn’t have a set fundraising goal. They just want to raise money for student-athletes. And a good showing in the football season opener can only help.

    “They fought hard, the deference is terrific. They shut those guys down in the second half,” he said. “So we really hope that this will help generate and get people a little more fired up and more interested in the whole deal.”

    For more information on We Get ‘Em, click here.

  163. PolyMom September 1, 2014 2:34 am

    Fantastic game!

    Wanna know how great that game was? We were on a a United Airlines flight from LA to London. With Direct TV we were able to watch the entire game. Our family was watching the game. Then others next to us asked what we were watching. Then they all started watching the game. Eventually, the entire Business First section most who were from the UK were so into the game even the Captain came out to see why everyone was rooting and screaming. OMG we had to answer so many technical questions about American Football. Hopefully Hawaii made 16 more new fans from England.

    This is a new and improved team. Loved it!


  164. maddog50 September 1, 2014 3:02 am

    Time to let this one go, better days ahead. All the compalints about traffic, food lines ticket lines are a way of life where I’m from, leave early be prepared and all is well. Been to a game in Seattle…..nothinbg to brag about, visitor seats in the sun, parking bad, lines ridiculous…..that being said thats what happens when you have so many people converge on an arena. The Husky fans and players and coaches should own up they were beat everywhere but on the board….look at the stats. . . .every team can play better, every team plays tight, so knock it off and realize Hawaii is much improved and will show it. No one will read this far but I fianlly get a chance to see a game at Aloha Stadium…arriving Thursday and can not wait!!!! Go Warriors!!!!!!!!

  165. BigFank September 1, 2014 3:18 am

    ai-eee-soos, did you say you know Fejai or are you his hidden personality? ha, ha. I do notice that you two always seem to post at similar times.

  166. BigFan September 1, 2014 3:19 am

    oops, blog name should have been BigFan.

  167. BigFan September 1, 2014 3:22 am

    My previous post was being moderated. Don’t know what happened?

  168. pollypicador September 1, 2014 4:33 am


    Notes on Hawaii’s opponent this coming week.

    OSU, HC, Reily, said his team will be arriving Wednesday, practice at Aloha on Thursday, and have a walk-through Friday at the hotel the team is staying at because it has a field.

    He said also that his team, having played recently in the Hawaii Bowl against Boise, makes traveling to the islands this time a little easier for his team.

    He conceded the theory that teams make their biggest improving from week 1 to 2.

    He acknowledged the Warriors improvement and physicality, and sees the confidence the team has gained from playing UW close as being a concern for him.

    He likened the series with Hawaii because it allows him to recruit here, meet the families of players on his team that are from the islands, and also gives his fan base a trip to Hawaii to see his team play.

    The one thing I’ve noticed is that the OSU HC scheduled his team’s arrival 3 days before game time whereas Peterson’s UW team arrived on a Thursday.

    Speaking of UW we play them next at their place on 9/14/19 (?).

  169. pollypicador September 1, 2014 4:42 am

    How many knew that the Warriors just recently played on the fifth Saturday in a month that has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays?

    Okay everyone knew that.

    Okay the question, then, is how often does this occur?

    Every 11 years(?)

  170. pollypicador September 1, 2014 6:33 am

    Key stats from OSU’s first game with Portland State

    Penalties: Number – Yards 13 – 119

    3rd Down Conversions: Conversion % 21.43%
    3rd Down Conversions: Attempts – Conversions 14 – 3

    Red Zone: Success % 66.67%
    Red Zone: Attempts – Scores 9 – 6

    Field Goals: Success % 71.4% 0%
    Field Goals: Attempts – Made 7 – 5
    Time of Possession / Game 39:26.00

    Of the QB’s 26 completions 10 of the completions went to the TE position, 6 to RB position, and the remainder to the WR position.

    Zimmerman, DB, 2 INT’s
    Wynn, DT, 6 tackles; Scouts 4Star

    Noted height-TE’s 6-6, 6-7; QB 6-5; 2 WR’s 6-3

    Is OSU center, Suemalo, injured? Scouts5Star

    SE 0H Mullaney, R. 6-3 197
    LT 62 Andrews, Gavin 6-5 340
    LG 66 Weinreich, G. 6-6 312
    C 50 Mitchell, Josh 6-3 288
    RG 70 Bays, Grant 6-3 288
    RT 77 Harlow, Sean 6-4 295
    TE 89 Hamlett, Connor 6-7 266 TE- 10 Smith,Caleb 6-6 269
    SL 18 Gilmore, Malik 6-3 209
    QB 4 Mannion, Sean 6-5 227
    TB 24 Woods, Storm 6-0 212
    FL 6 Bolden, Victor 5-9 175


    LE 48 James, Jaswha 6-2 255
    LT 98 Hautau, Siale 6-1 350
    RT 96 Delva, Bud 6-3 299
    RE 45 Wynn, Dylan 6-1 23
    WLB 4 Alexander, D.J. 6-2 233
    MLB 44 Johnson, Jabral 6-1 230
    SLB 40 Doctor, Michael 6-0 233
    LCB 2 Nelson, Steven 5-11 194
    SS 25 Murphy, Ryan 6-3 214
    FS 8 Zimmerman, Ty 6-0 213
    RCB 15 Scott, Larry 5-11 192

  171. tom September 1, 2014 6:53 am


    Nice to hear from Polymom!

  172. Old School Dave September 1, 2014 7:46 am

    Come on, Scott Chan and Lois Manin!! Provide some decent customer service and plan ahead so that UH fans don’t go away all pissed off!! You want to subsist off of only the Swap Meet, then so be it. DO YOUR JOB!!

  173. Old School Dave September 1, 2014 7:47 am

    Was Mr Jay walking around during the game and talking notes?

  174. onesason September 1, 2014 8:10 am

    Maybe noteworthy info from a Seattle paper Huskies blog …

    “The Huskies defended a stunning 97 plays against Hawaii — tied for the most plays run by a UW opponent over the past 30 seasons. (Coincidentally, BYU also ran 97 in the Huskies’ Fight Hunger Bowl victory last December; in 1985, Cal ran 98 plays in UW’s 28-12 victory in Berkeley.)”

    And considering Petersen played a blue uniforms with a blue field, I am glad he isn’t complaining about getting treated unfairly as a visiting team …

    “It probably goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway): Defending that many plays is no recipe for success. The temperature on the field at the start of Saturday’s game was approaching triple digits on the field, and the Huskies’ sideline was facing directly into the sun for the first quarter-plus. That’s not an attempt to make excuses for the Huskies, but the defense certainly seemed to settle down once the field was covered in shade.”

  175. oneseason September 1, 2014 8:18 am

    Maybe noteworthy info from a Seattle paper Huskies blog …

    “The Huskies defended a stunning 97 plays against Hawaii — tied for the most plays run by a UW opponent over the past 30 seasons. (Coincidentally, BYU also ran 97 in the Huskies’ Fight Hunger Bowl victory last December; in 1985, Cal ran 98 plays in UW’s 28-12 victory in Berkeley.)”

    And considering Petersen played a blue uniforms with a blue field, I am glad he isn’t complaining about getting treated unfairly as a visiting team …

    “It probably goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway): Defending that many plays is no recipe for success. The temperature on the field at the start of Saturday’s game was approaching triple digits on the field, and the Huskies’ sideline was facing directly into the sun for the first quarter-plus. That’s not an attempt to make excuses for the Huskies, but the defense certainly seemed to settle down once the field was covered in shade.”

  176. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2014 8:42 am

    New post is up

  177. wafan September 1, 2014 8:54 am


  178. kawika49 September 1, 2014 8:56 am

    Missing link strikes again.

  179. Pomaikaikeolahou September 1, 2014 8:57 am

    Not showing up ST!! Maybe when you post your “New Post is Up” you should include a link to it>> Just a suggestion.

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