Warriors arrive Down Under

The Warriors arrived, safe and sound, in Australia.

The first event will be a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

We’ll be traveling so the next post will be maybe Monday night or Tuesday morning.


  1. Akamai Okole August 21, 2016 9:00 am

    1st Oy!

    Great Morning All!

  2. Akamai Okole August 21, 2016 9:01 am

    Safe travels, Blog Host.

    Hope you can successfully manage to interpret not only the language but the time difference! :mrgreen:

  3. burro sabio August 21, 2016 9:04 am

    ST, Monday night or Tuesday morning your time or our time? hahahaha

  4. H-Man August 21, 2016 9:29 am

    Here is an idea of how Sonny Dykes is treating this game – “After arriving, the Bears will head straight to practice as Dykes hopes to keep the players awake until Monday night so they get quickly acclimated to the time change… The rest of the week will include morning meetings followed by mid-day practices most days, leaving the players free time in the afternoon and evening to explore Sydney.” Meanwhile, the Warriors are heading out to visit a zoo.

  5. Shoko August 21, 2016 10:42 am

    I hope I’m wrong on this but I’m beginning to think discipline might be an issue which might cause problems in the future.

    Anyway, excited for the first game of the season!

  6. Akamai Okole August 21, 2016 10:43 am

    Someday, when you get your own team…


  7. seewhy August 21, 2016 11:15 am

    Go ‘Bows!

  8. Arcumfortis August 21, 2016 11:23 am

    Different coaches have different philosophies about “discipline.” Chow was almost maniacal about discipline and wanting every player looking and behaving like a shiny faced school boy. I am not saying this is the reason Chow was a bust. But he did create a very restrictive atmosphere and produced some of the most painfully boring and unsuccessful football I have ever experienced. Do we want to throw discipline to the wind and have an “anything goes” team? Of course not. But I am willing to reserve judgment while the current current coaches implement their philosphies on and off the field. So far it seems that the tone of the team is better and morale is improved. We will soon begin to see what production is like on the field.

  9. burro sabio August 21, 2016 11:41 am

    I do hope that the coaches give these players a better chance to win games.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid August 21, 2016 11:48 am

    I hope everyone, fans, boosters, staff and Warriors has a safe and memorable trip down under.

    Oh yeah… and crushing victory over the Bears!


  11. Akamai Okole August 21, 2016 11:52 am


    From the “Now they tell me” Department

    and while I’m certain everything available will be ludicrously expensive, the novelty of a 60cm hot dog, giant pretzels, and buckets of various candies is too much to pass up. Unfortunately,I highly doubt that we’ll see the 24oz (700ml) beer cans that are readily available at most American stadiums.


    Does that mean the game will be “dry”?

  12. NorthShoreFan August 21, 2016 11:56 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    Excited to see the 2016 Warriors! Team will have to focus on the game. Lots of distractions abound.
    It’s nice to see the Warriors being treated as adults. I hope this translates into good decisions and discipline.

  13. st. anthony trojan August 21, 2016 12:03 pm

    ST has, on several occasions…TOUTED that Ikaika is a leader n has shown that on the field…n seems like most o the players think so also.

    Seem to me they have accepted it… (responsibility) my guess only…there were no discipline problems when he allow them to sleep their own beds at nite…which sum here did not agree with…likewise now also…we shall see…

    For me …..3 touchdowns n a field goal…will make me happy… n a good first step…is a long season…IMUA

  14. Warrior Dave August 21, 2016 12:17 pm

    A-House Ohana and I will see you there ST!! Let’s Go Warriors!!!

  15. steve P August 21, 2016 12:23 pm

    I don’t see the Warriors having any more discipline problems than usual because they’re visiting the Zoo first off. In fact I think it helps to relax and get ones mind off business for a while before buckling down. There is such a thing as sharpening a team too much. I also think Hawaii has as good a chance to win as Calif. does. I like what I see thus far.

  16. cappie the dog August 21, 2016 12:44 pm

    Rhythmic gymnastics is funnier than curling.

    I’m ready for the season to start.

    Baby steps: All I expect out of Hawaii is that they play hard ’til the final whistle.

  17. cappie the dog August 21, 2016 12:45 pm

    Greg Garcia must be a good clubhouse guy.

    They’re giving him a lot of chances to work out of his extended slump.

  18. jojo August 21, 2016 1:10 pm

    Safe travels to everyone going!

  19. al August 21, 2016 1:53 pm

    Crappie…isn’t the starter at SS injured?

  20. al August 21, 2016 1:55 pm

    Oops. Spell check gone bad.
    My apologies Mr. Cappie

  21. WarriorNY August 21, 2016 2:07 pm

    Wait ST,

    Is the next blog post Monday Night Australia time or Hawaii time???

    On that same note, the game is on Friday night Eastern time, right? Or is it Saturday night? I’m so confused…

  22. Maddog50 August 21, 2016 2:46 pm

    Game is on here-Chicago-9pm CST. HST 4 pm Friday. If you want the best source for game times and schedules just Google College Football Television schedule, the one that says manually compiled. It is the most comprehensive detailed schedule all in CST

  23. Willie August 21, 2016 3:20 pm

    Don’t understand the early prediction of “discipline problems” without any indication thus far of this situation. If a coach wants to allow players to be accountable for their actions or allows them to wear their hair of a length they desire; who is to say this is a precursor of a lack of discipline? A fair shake for Rolo’s coaching philosophy is to see how things play out.

    Hey, we didn’t have 6 players arrested yet like the high profile “Golden Domers” of Notre Dame that already happened this year. What type of coaching control does Kelley have in place there?

    IMO, under Mack there was very little discipline and lack of self control by the team. The amount of personal fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct was appalling under his watch. So many offsides and false starts either helped the other team with a free 5 yards, an untimed free play or stopped offensive momentum.

  24. z August 21, 2016 5:36 pm

    Go get em Warriors!

  25. islandman August 21, 2016 6:26 pm

    22. … Talking about lack of self control, who were the OC and DC under Mack his last two years ? Rolovich and Aranda. Plus Rolo was QB coach and Aranda DL coach for two years before that.

  26. Willie August 21, 2016 7:20 pm

    #24, one thing for sure the unsportsmanlike conduct and false starts were rarely committed by the QB, RB, or Receivers. Again IMO the culture for the lack of self control was Mack. Do you remember his insensitive comment about the “Irish”. Don’t remember Tomey, Wagner or Jones having to publicly apologize for a Lolo talk before you think tirade. It starts at the top, all I’m saying is give Rolo a chance before starting to foretell “disciplinary problems” before anything even started.

  27. cocobean August 21, 2016 9:19 pm

    I see it more of a matter of focus than discipline when it comes to games with a Bowl like feel. From Spring ball to Fall camp the coaches have been working the players hard to sharpen their focus on the task at hand. Tbey’ve been pushing the player to their limits then easing up a little with a little levity.

    Cal’s approach seems to be to keep pushing trying to improve with over what they’ve accomplished so far. They don’t want to take a step back nor stay where they’re at. They want to get better. I’m can’t say how Rolo is viewing the sitation. I just hope they make improvements over their last scrimmage and not just be satisfied with maintaining where they were at when they left.

  28. 3-Prong August 21, 2016 9:52 pm

    Eh Mr. Okole, I hope you not so Akamai about your Dry Stadium comments. Gotta have beer eh?!?!? If not, gotta do the speed drinking at the tailgate. Is that tailgate joint with the Cal crowd?

  29. hilosupaman August 22, 2016 12:07 am

    Does anybody know if they are going to have the games available streaming? At least the ones not on ESPN ets. Oceanic used to do it but stopped a while ago

  30. 3-Prong August 22, 2016 6:22 am

    G’Day Mates….LET’S DO THIS!

    Go Bows!

  31. Akamai Okole August 22, 2016 7:15 am

    G’day Mates!


    Reminder to NOT use “Cal” and “joint” in da same sentence. 😆

  32. Akamai Okole August 22, 2016 7:16 am

    …time for da new zoo review?

  33. Cincodemayonnaise August 22, 2016 7:46 am

    Geez….jump to conclusions much?…some of you guys got foot in mouth disease. If you guys “really” followed the team you’d know that we’ve already completed layoff between practices. Yes…we hit the field and practiced BEFORE our opponents and will continue to be on our practice schedules, film sessions and positional meetings. This game isn’t an excursion down under, our guys are prepping to beat Cal and it’s a business trip. This ain’t the Sugar Bowl where our players had free choice to checkout bourbon street before the game. You won’t find a more competitive guy than Rolo…the guy hates losing more than he likes winning.

  34. Cincodemayonnaise August 22, 2016 7:54 am

    We have already completed our first practice upon arrival along with a full strength and conditioning workout. Rolo and staff have extensive resources and have the use of training facilities and fields not only accessed through the Sydney cup facilitators but personal contacts through his relationships….just in case someone thinks our guys are down the under just to see koala bears and kangaroos. Relax…just as Dykes does, our players have down time too to recuperate and experience another culture.

  35. Cincodemayonnaise August 22, 2016 7:55 am

    Sorry for the double post gents..

  36. islandman August 22, 2016 8:00 am

    59 degrees, kind of cold for island boys.

  37. clyde August 22, 2016 8:27 am

    Looks like Day 1 was traveling, and Day 2 was practice, weightlifting, study hall and a rugby match at ANZ Stadium. Until Stephen lands and posts, try these links (courtesy of UH athletics):



  38. H-Man August 22, 2016 9:11 am

    Clyde, thanks for the link. The Day -2 slide show is great. Glad to see the Warriors are able to practice, lift weights and are being hosted grandly by former Warrior Paul Manera.

  39. S.peezy55 August 22, 2016 12:14 pm

    Rolo with a Hana pa’a!
    I wonder who it is…

  40. Rodney August 22, 2016 12:25 pm

    Anyone know the current
    Vegas odds?

  41. st. anthony trojan August 22, 2016 12:44 pm

    Odds…..are very long…..but can be overcome…..has been overcome before…..n will be overcome again….. 22 1/2

  42. islandman August 22, 2016 1:11 pm

    Cal now favored by 20. Michigan favored by 41.5 over UH.

  43. DaMenehune August 22, 2016 1:29 pm

    Thanks for the links Clyde

  44. SC August 22, 2016 2:14 pm

    Can someone let me know the status of Luke Clements? Also, did Jeremy Castro medically retire?

  45. NorthShoreFan August 22, 2016 2:22 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    no foget da croc burgers, roo burgers/stew…veggiemite?

  46. UKU@LA August 22, 2016 8:33 pm

    checkin in
    got my season tix



  47. ShoyuTofu August 22, 2016 8:52 pm

    New Rolo Hana Pa’a (international one).


  48. HawaiiMongoose August 22, 2016 9:28 pm

    SC, yes, Castro took a medical retirement. Don’t know what happened Clements.

  49. HawaiiMongoose August 22, 2016 9:29 pm

    “happened to Clements”

  50. aaron August 22, 2016 10:01 pm

    omg the season needs to start so people stop nit-picking the itinerary.

    If the team is seen out on bourbon street at 2am the night before the sugar bowl, maybe then we need to worry. if they go to the zoo to unwind after a long bit of travel, let’s just ease up, ok?

  51. Tempmanoa August 22, 2016 10:12 pm

    Every coach has a different style on how you handle players and schedule on travel. Also if you lose then no matter whart he does, the coach gets blamed. If the coach was loose and the team wins then coach gets praised for keeping team lose and relaxed before the game– if not, coach gets blamed. Same for the control type coach– lose and you kept the team to tight to play, but win and not matter what you do its ok.

  52. H-Man August 22, 2016 10:34 pm

    Nothing has happened to Luke Clements. You can see him in the HawaiiAthletics’ web site, Day-2 practice video (#70). He is still on the team, but just not in the O-line rotation.

  53. islandman August 23, 2016 5:11 am

    cappie … new basketball recruit Ido Flaisher is 6-10. He grew from 6-8 ( Ido =eedoh).

  54. WarriorNY August 23, 2016 6:15 am

    Hey Guys,
    Does anyone know who Rolo was talking about referring to “Hanapa’a” on twitter? Some International recruit.

    Also, I read an article that a couple of Australian players will join the team this week? Anyone know what their role will be with the team?

  55. Kaimiloa August 23, 2016 7:18 am


    I heard that one Aussie is a kicker and the other can kick but may have been recruited as a WR.

    There is a hint floating around that the new “hanapa’a” is a very large Aussie of Polynesian decent.

  56. WarriorNY August 23, 2016 7:45 am

    Thanks for the info… A very large Aussie? Hmm… Maybe an O-lineman? Our O-line may actually be a strength this year and years to come…

  57. jeezy33 August 23, 2016 8:01 am

    52. Where did you see that he is a very large Aussie? just curious.

  58. WarriorNY August 23, 2016 8:29 am

    Good to see a national article on ESPN about the game…


  59. M L Warrior August 23, 2016 10:19 am

    Luke Clement returned to the Warriors practice this week after rehabilitation on a nagging injury from the spring. He will work to get a spot in the rotation.



  60. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2016 11:06 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=38784

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