Warriors: “Omelet Monday”; Harding is POW

Scott Harding, who punted 11 times against UNI with remarkable results, has been name the Mountain West’s player of the week for special teams.

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It’s the Monday following a Warrior football victory. That means it’s “Omelet Monday.”

It’s a tradition that dates several years. The players usually have a choice of scrambled eggs as part of the training table during the season. But after victories, an omelet table is set up on Mondays.

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Ahead of Saturday’s road game against Colorado, this is the Warrior schedule today: Weight-training and meetings in the morning; training table; classes through the afternoon; meetings, and a light workout in the evening.

The Warriors will practice tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, then depart Thursday afternoon for the mainland.

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The coaches will have personnel meetings today to establish the 64-player travel roster, and make adjustments to the rotation.

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Linebacker Tevita Lataimua, who left Saturday’s game with an injury, will be evaluated today. If he is unable to practice tomorrow, then freshman Malachi Mageo moves into the rotation at inside linebacker.


  1. whitey September 15, 2014 6:57 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  2. islandman September 15, 2014 6:59 am


  3. whitey September 15, 2014 7:00 am

    Going west to east is always a tough travel and I presume this is not a direct flight. My best to the Warriors. Go Warriors.

  4. Warrior Will September 15, 2014 7:15 am

    West to East at altitude. Not a good equation. Warriors have deck stacked against them, almost never win in these situations, even when they had their best teams.

  5. kapakahi September 15, 2014 7:15 am

    Benny relegated to special teams?

  6. kapakahi September 15, 2014 7:17 am

    Ewaliko probably better suited to remain at SB…..instead of taking the physical pounding at RB.

  7. Stephen Tsai September 15, 2014 7:18 am

    Benny Fonua would be the third linebacker.
    So, it would Poti, Gener, Fonua and Mageo, if Lataimua can’t practice tomorrow.

  8. Stephen Tsai September 15, 2014 7:19 am

    That’s where it hurts not having Jerrol Garcia-Williams. He could play inside and outside.
    But that’s life.

  9. UHfan808 September 15, 2014 7:19 am


  10. tom-warriornation September 15, 2014 7:24 am

    Colorado game on the Pac-12 TV Network


    if anyone still needs tickets for this game; or SDSU or SJSU; let me know at: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com

  11. UHfan808 September 15, 2014 7:26 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    I wonder what kinds of omelets each player chose…

    Hope Lataimua is okay!

    Get good and mentally ready for next game! Prepare well, Warriors!!

  12. UHfan808 September 15, 2014 7:29 am

    Hi Pomai:

    UHfan808: Us 38 : them 21 !


  13. tom-warriornation September 15, 2014 7:31 am

    ST: did you mean Poti, Gener, Fonua and Mageo, if Lataimua can’t play, are the INSIDE LB’s? What is the depth chart for the outside LB’s–TJ, Castro & who?

  14. Anklebiters September 15, 2014 7:34 am


    Colorado – 45 UH – 21

  15. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 7:39 am

    I wouldn’t mind having a delicious omelet today.

    We are debating whether to buy the TV show for Saturday’s game instead of listening to the radio broadcast. It’s only $10 so what the heck.

    Good luck to the Warriors.

  16. Wes'side Warrior September 15, 2014 7:42 am

    Morning, Gang!

    Heal up good and quick, Warriors! Put it all together, and return home happy and victorious! Can!

    Have a great day, everyone!

  17. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 7:42 am

    Yummy. What is in the omelet?

    Let’s go to Arashi!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1457592774501301/

  18. leron September 15, 2014 7:44 am

    Congrats to Scott Harding named the MWC special teams player of the week

  19. kryon September 15, 2014 7:48 am

    With a gm that we should have used to develop rhythm n consistency on offense, instead of playing not to lose, Hawaii will get smashed this week. Offense will do nothing to help our over achieving defense. Woosely has no touch, anticipation, or instincts. N the coaches n media keep saying that’s the best we got. Sad. If u can’t understand that a receiver 5 yards in front of u needs a touch pass instead of a bullet then we have problems. This was the gm to work on all of that. We should have been passing 85% of the time. Now we head to Colo n we r going to get bouldered.

  20. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 7:49 am

    Benny Fonua just doesn’t have the speed necessary to play LB. It showed against UNI

  21. kryon September 15, 2014 7:55 am

    N same running plays. Let’s go off tackle left. Now let’s go off tackle right. No counters, sweeps, options, nothing new. Same patterns. Colo 50-7.

  22. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 7:56 am

    Watched Inside Access last night. Robert Kekaula asked Norm Chow if he should have kneeled at the end of the game to avoid fumbling and turning it over. Chow’s answer showed me a lack of competence even if it isn’t that big of a deal.

    Norms response was there was too much time on the clock so they had to run the football. My reaction: BLANK STARE!

    Northern Iowa burned their 2nd timeout with 1:42 left in the game. We converted the 1st down with about 1:35 left. With 1 timeout remaining, by the time that 1:35 ticks down, you could technically take a delay of game penalty and u would be under 1 minute 20 seconds. Which is enough time to take a kneel. 40 seconds per play clock. 3 kneels. Do the math. Even kneels can run off clock if u dont kneel right away.

    It’s just hard to trust a coach who shows a lack of competency on the air when he can’t even acknowledge his own mistake when anyone who understands simple math knows we could have kneeled. Didn’t we kneel on the final play anyway? I mean its not like we converted another 1st down.

  23. hatakeman September 15, 2014 8:26 am

    Wishing all Warriors a fine breakfast omelet. Must taste good celebrating a win. And wishing all dinged-up Warriors full rest and recovery for coming game. Phew, then bye week before traveling to play Rice. Do you guys get to keep the airline miles?

  24. hatakeman September 15, 2014 8:29 am

    And on a different subject, congrats to Nikki Taylor for being a Warrior. Was it 41 swings first time out after elbow injury?

  25. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 8:31 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Nice haircut ST!!
    Even in a loss, NC gets hammered by the fans. We won, everyone should be happy like RK was on Inside Access.

  26. Always a UH Fan September 15, 2014 8:33 am

    Why is everyone SO upset that we WON!!!… anyway, I don’t think taking the knee (when Steven L fumbled the ball) was the right time too. There was too much time left and if we took the “knee” like everyone wanted (and with UNI having 3 TOs left), we would have given them the ball back with some time left and who knows what would have happened. Then everyone would then be saying, “why we didn’t run the ball to take more time off the clock”….

    If Steven didn’t fumble, we wouldn’t be talking about this. Even Steven mentioned this in his interview about securing the ball.

    Anyway, we WON!!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  27. tom September 15, 2014 8:34 am


    Eat healthy and hardy.

  28. Masatoshi-san September 15, 2014 8:38 am

    Hawaii 31, Colorado 28

  29. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 8:42 am

    25. When you care about improving from week 1 to week 2 to week 3 and getting ready for conference play, you cannot be happy as a realistic fan with that performance. Happy to get the win, but there seems to be more questions than answers at this point of the season in regards to the non existent offense. Teams are getting better. But we are not. If your goal is to win more than 1 game this year, then I guess you should be thrilled. If 6 wins or a bowl game is something you want, its hard to take away good from UNI game. With Keeton going down, Fresno looking awful, it really is there for Hawaii to grab. But coaching needs to improve A LOT, and QB play has to become a lot better. Coach Clune and Demo are keeping this season alive. At some point, the offense needs to pull its weight.

  30. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 8:45 am

    26. What are you talking about???? They had 1 time out left with under 1:20 to go. Did you even watch the game? We kneeled on the final play of the game. A kneel down doesn’t have to be instant. You can hold the ball till a defender approaches before u kneel.

  31. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 8:48 am

    Eh, chill…

  32. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 8:53 am

    Congrats to Scott Harding! Keep it up!

  33. haka September 15, 2014 8:58 am

    I watched a lot of college football this weekend. In doing so, I witnessed numerous “questionable” coaching decisions. I saw late timeout calls. I saw players making mistakes. I saw coaches yelling at each other. I saw players fumbling. I saw quarterbacks making bad throws. I saw bad officiating. I saw a lot of college football this weekend.

    Oh and I saw the Warriors WIN this weekend!!!
    Go Warriors!

  34. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 8:58 am

    someone tell norm the playclock is 40 seconds

  35. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 9:01 am

    Yeah, Seattle and San Francisco lost, too.
    Don’t tell me they didn’t make mistakes. Lol.

  36. cocobean September 15, 2014 9:01 am

    #22. Chow’s response was they have sheets that tells them to run a play or take a knee. He said given the amount of time the sheet said to run a play,

  37. Old Diver September 15, 2014 9:01 am

    Agree with Jeezy33. It was a head scratcher when the coach said they ran because UNI had too many timeouts left. The chart Chow and Wynn referred to telling them to run the ball when they should have taken a knee needs to be tossed.

  38. AlaWai September 15, 2014 9:04 am

    Bows – 16
    Bison – 27

  39. ArcumFortis September 15, 2014 9:07 am

    I do not think we have a chance of beating Colorado by going “head to head”‘with them. We will need to innovate and we will need to score points. I think coach Chow should entrust the play calling to Jordan Wynn and let him go for it. If doesn’t work so be it. Running up the middle 40 times will not be successful.

    I would also challenge the “safe” strategy of running up the middle continuously at the end of have game against UNI. When everyone in the stadium knows what you are going to do (especially your opponent) it gives them the edge. They know they need to strip the ball and that is where their focus will be. They actually managed to do it and we were lucky to recover. So it is not “safe” in my opinion. Also we just have to admit it doesn’t work when done over and over again. Why be so stubborn.

    We will not magically turn our O-line into a USC O-line and simply over power people. The only way Hawaii has been successful over the last couple of decades has been with innovation. Whether it was the triple options or the R&S. When Von Appen announced we were going to play “smash mouth” football we knew we were in deep trouble. We have already learned this lesson and don’t need to learn it again.

  40. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 15, 2014 9:07 am

    I love omelets.

    Pomai’s Picks:

    34 – 17 (Colorado)

  41. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 9:07 am

    36. Well if your sheet is wrong, you better revise it. So that answer isn’t acceptable. There was enough time to take a knee. Take a delay of game penalty if you have to milk every second after the 1st down. It’s not like field possession matters at that point. Have Higgins run around in the back field and burn time before he knees if you have to burn a couple more seconds.. Its not rocket science. Like I said, it’s not that big an issue but Chows answer worries me in regards to what he thinks is the correct thing to do given any situation moving forward.

  42. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 9:08 am

    37. Did he think UNI had 5 time outs left or something? like seriously, you don’t need a “sheet” for simple math.

  43. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 15, 2014 9:10 am


    In college football, 7 points does not a cushion make. Unless we are playing football in the 1930’s before the invention of the forward pass.

  44. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 9:10 am

    39. We don’t know what exactly went on communication wise between Jordan Wynn and Norm Chow. So I won’t put blame on Wynn without knowing the facts. He could have very well been instructed to play it safe and call running plays up the middle. Which is what I think happened to be honest.

    But it is kind of sad when you are trying to sell tickets and you have to put out a boring offense that really isn’t going to excite the average fan just so you can salvage a win against a weak opponent. Thought this was a game where the fireworks come out and fans get excited.

  45. ponojr September 15, 2014 9:15 am


    my math is terrible, but if UH took a delay of game and UNI declined the penalty, it would have been 2nd down with 1:20 left?

  46. pollypicador September 15, 2014 9:23 am

    Re-Taking a knee at the end of the game

    It blows the mind that Chow should have seen something so elementary, so ridiculously basic. Yet he wants to preserve his vanity and ego ….and sidestep the issue instead of admitting his mistake. He’s lost my remaining respect.

  47. Bryson September 15, 2014 9:34 am

    Jeezy I agree with you in terms of improvement if we play the way we did against pretty much any other team on the schedule it’s a loss for sure. I’m happy for the players they got that first elusive “W” but looking long term there are still alot of improvements to be made offensively we took a large step backwards in terms of execution…Some poster may say why worry we got the “W” but this isn’t the last game of the season in fact the real season hasn’t even started for us

  48. AlaWai September 15, 2014 9:34 am

    Congratulations to all of our players. They deserved this win. They executed the game plan as drawn. They bust their butts. The position supervisors are doing a good job. They work and play for a “company” with a boss whose time has passed, and refuses to believe or understand it. Upper management has too much invested in him to release him. I am hoping that he will announce his retirement at the end of the season, now. This way we can all give him a ceremonial retirement celebration and move on. The “stockholders” are shorting the team stock and staying away. Auwe.

  49. Hank September 15, 2014 9:56 am

    We are 3-0 against the Vegas spread this year. The spread against NI was -2.5.

  50. Hank September 15, 2014 9:58 am

    Ewaliko makes us better in special teams now that he’s got the kickoff return job. Hope they plan to actually use him on offense rather than just consider it.

  51. jmor56 September 15, 2014 10:01 am

    Let Woolsey run instead of forcing passes. There were several occasions where Woolsey could have gained at the very least a first down if he ran.

    Why force Woolsey to be a pocket passer when hes clearly athletic enough to run the ball and be a play maker.

    Defense and special teams were great for the 3rd game in a row.

    Let Woolsey run

  52. NorthShoreFan September 15, 2014 10:02 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.


  53. Hank September 15, 2014 10:03 am

    One part of the battle will be our pass rush against their passing game this weekend. It’ll be fun watching Poti, Castro and KT get after it. It’ll also help if we get Henderson and Nelson back.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid September 15, 2014 10:03 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    My take away from the games is that the players are in shape, play hard and have a lot of heart. Lakalaka playing through injury the way he did was nothing less than heroic. In my eyes the whole team are heroes, they faced adversity and kept fighting.

    There were mistakes made, and to be sure offense needs to improve. But in the end, its all about the Warriors. And I am proud of them. On to the next game!


  55. Da Punchbowl Kid September 15, 2014 10:04 am

    Hi gigi! Long time!

  56. Hank September 15, 2014 10:05 am

    Dejon Allen played well this weekend I thought. He looks big and fast. He pancaked a guy on Lakalaka’s touchdown.

  57. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 10:07 am

    Yes there needs to be a lot of improvement to be made by both the players and the coaches. But I think this blog is getting too serious and negative for me. It use to be fun to read the comments but not anymore. No wonder a lot of the old time Tsaikos stay away. Like Gigi said just chill.
    Go warriors!

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid September 15, 2014 10:08 am

    Scott Harding had better make all MWC this year… he was robbed last year. The guy is phenomenal, a tremendous weapon in the Warriors’ arsenal. There are no others like him in all of college football.

  59. NorthShoreFan September 15, 2014 10:09 am

    there once was a coach who felt the perfect game would be one he could/would pass on every down and win.
    There are pitcher who strive for the perfect game. minimum amount of pitches, no hits, no walks.
    you want a perfect game?…not gonna happen. pick on your favorite mistake/error, pound on it and it ain’t gonna change what happened. so take the win and concentrate on the positives. life goes on. focus on the good. it might make your world a happier place….now back to sitting under the tree…

  60. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 10:12 am

    simple, after Vele got the first down (great playcall, I will admit that) there was 1:35 left of the game clock.

    :56 seconds – snap the ball, 1st and 10, take knee.
    :15 seconds – snap the ball, 2nd and 10, take knee. GAME OVER.

    if UNI uses their last timeout (I doubt they would have)..

    :56 seconds – snap ball, 1st and 10, take knee. UNI TO
    :54 seconds – snap ball, 2nd an 11, take knee
    :13 seconds – snap ball, 3rd and 12, take knee. GAME OVER.

  61. Concerned in Halawa September 15, 2014 10:19 am

    My question is: Why do we seem to run so many passing plays where our quarterback is rolling out to his non-throwing side, only to have to pivot his shoulders just to make the throw? Someone in our section pointed this out to me in the Washington game, and I’ve noticed it continue with great frequency in the OSU & the UNI games, too.

    Also, our wide-receivers are simply not working hard enough. At the snap, they appear to have their mind set on a particular route, but are only running at say 80-90% of top speed. WHY? Is this a strategy? I’m certain this has a lot to do with our receivers’ lack of separation.

    A perfect example is Ammon Barker when he got behind the db. From my seat in the stadium it appeared that he was mostly jogging UNTIL he saw the pass heading in his direction. Yes, he was open, and Yes, Woolsey over threw him on the play, but just one example of if he was running at top speed, the ball would’ve been on the money.

    Simply said, I want to see more fire in our players, more desire. Coaches are going to get the blame for playcalling, but the players are the ones that have to EXECUTE.

  62. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 10:21 am

    NSF, u strive for perfection even though its unattainable. and then you correct the mistakes that are fixable. clock management is FIXABLE.

  63. Hank September 15, 2014 10:25 am

    Elevation should help Harding and Hadden this weekend.

  64. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 10:27 am

    Ok. We get the knee situation already. I’m sure the coaches have already discussed it on Sunday. Let’s move on.
    We all make mistakes in life. If we all got fired for making a mistake we’d all be out of a job. The players and coaches made mistakes. I’m sure they’ll learn from them.

  65. Concerned in Halawa September 15, 2014 10:27 am

    Jeezy – Just an observation:

    While trying to run the clock down at the end of the game, our OL committed a silly procedure penalty. Stupid, was the thought I had in my mind until I noticed the game clock started to tick down again on the ref’s ready-to-play motion. Brilliant was the next thought in my mind when thinking of how/when this strategy could be used in the future to further ‘run down the clock’ (assuming the ref’s and the clock operator didn’t mess that up).

  66. Hank September 15, 2014 10:29 am

    We are third in the MWC in pass defense, but the 3-teams in front of us have only played 2-games.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid September 15, 2014 10:29 am

    Well said NSF… hope your tree get plenny shade – it’s gonna be a hot day. All week! 😉

  68. Hank September 15, 2014 10:31 am

    We are 4th in total defense but 2-teams in front of us have played only 2-games.

  69. cocobean September 15, 2014 10:41 am

    Hey Jeezy. You saw the same show. Just saying what Chow actually said. Not defending him.

    I was at the game and couldn’t believe they actually handed the ball off. By taking a knee on 1st down the worst case scenario would have been UNI would have time for one play. There was 62 seconds left, UNI had one time out. In the last 2 minutes the play clock is 25 seconds from the time the refs set the ball. The smart thing to do would have been to have the line fire out then have Higgins go down on the ground covering the ball. It would have been safer than handing the ball off and it would have burned seconds to have everyone unpile and for the refs to set the ball.

  70. boolakanaka September 15, 2014 10:52 am

    24-20, Bows over the buffs.

  71. al September 15, 2014 10:52 am

    Ponojr…delay of game while the clock was running. presumably on second down after uni burned their last time out. Clock still runs. Penalty called after 40 seconds were burned.

  72. al September 15, 2014 10:57 am

    I shared the same thoughts regarding what the heck we running the ball as well as the qb should be burning a second or two. actually at that point I was calling to re-enter woolsley to handle the last few snaps since he had the most reps in that scenario. I thought it too risky to leave higgins in for those final plays.

    Also, the deep back should have been one of fastest db’s.

  73. What? September 15, 2014 10:59 am

    Gigi, Pau habut?

  74. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:10 am

    57. Negative? You haven’t seen negative or close to it yet… For one, check out other team sites… Its 100x worse. And identifying coaching errors is not negative, its fact. Whether complimenting or criticizing.

  75. boolakanaka September 15, 2014 11:15 am

    Everything at this point is just hindsight, the bottom-line being while it would have been nice to steal one from Udub or OSU, that’s exactly what it would have been–a steal. We lost the games we anticipated we would lose, and won one that should have been always notched a W. For sure, it could have been prettier or better executed—

    But, we are where we should be–period.

  76. ArcumFortis September 15, 2014 11:15 am

    I hear those who suggest just “moving on” from the issue of offensive style and taking a knee and the like. I think this is good advice because, of course, there is nothing that can be done about it now and the coaches should be smart enough to figure it out. But I don’t think the comments are overly negative. There is frustration that reasonably can and should be voiced. When is enough frustration, enough? I dunno. Maybe we’ve gotten there already.

    Having been a loyal fan for decades (and a patient one at that) I guess I can feel the creeping sense of another year like the last two emerging. I really hope that I am wrong. If I am wrong I will be the happiest wrong person in these islands. I have a great affection for this team and for UH sports in general.

    But for me the time for patience has passed. I want to see improvement and honestly I did not see it on Saturday night. For me this is just being honest, not being negative. I have supported this team for decades. So if I step off the fan bus and find other things to do with my time I know the world will go on, UH football will go on and the universe will not collapse. But I find it harder to continue to believe. A good game and a big win this Saturday will be a good medicine for this affliction. A poor showing and another step backwards (my opinion only) will be poison.

  77. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:16 am

    67. Yeah… It is what Chow said. What he said is what scares me the most though. A good coach can identify his mistakes and fix them. But how can we fix mistakes when he doesn’t realize he made one? That is what scares me. Last 2 years, we couldn’t stop running QBs under TK. We didn’t fix it. So it gives me less confidence this year that we can fix our offensive woes if we can’t even identify what issues we have. Based on the UNI game, it seems like our play book is 20 plays. WRs run go routes while Woolsey scrambles, or hand off up middle. With 2 creative plays in the reverse to Ewaliko and Screen to Vele.

  78. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 11:18 am

    Jeezy reread 59. This blog didn’t start out like other sites but it sure is getting there. Also I can see pointing out a coaches mistake(s) but it gets old when the same mistake gets , as NSF said, pounded on.

  79. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:20 am

    72. it really isn’t all hindsight though. The coaches made 2 time management blunders in 3 games. Something needs to be fixed. Imagine if the refs got the call right against UDUB when the RB stepped out of bounds. The 16+ seconds Chow wasted by not using his time outs properly could have played a major impact on that game. Those small details should be obvious by Head Coaches.

    Then to say you are playing field position and going for 4th down and 3 and the opponents 41 before half time is a complete contradiction.

    I am not mad or anything but I am concerned moving forward because we have the talent to win 6 games… But our coaches on offense need to coach better period. that’s a fact. Ws and Ls are the way of keeping score, but it doesn’t define whether or not you are playing good or poorly. We played 1 good game so far and 2 poor.

  80. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:22 am

    75. Well how about the coach stop making the same mistake? That is the better solution. Then going on cable TV to claim it wasn’t a mistake… There is nothing worse than ignorance from your HC. Sorry but HCs need to be competent.

  81. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:23 am

    This is year 3 dave letterman.. Not year 1. Fans(consumers) want to see progress.

  82. oldtimer808 September 15, 2014 11:28 am

    Pomai Sir……UH 24 Colorado 14 I always say let the coaches coach and enjoy the game. Why stress out over something you have no control of and why out guessing the coaches. So easy to sit back and making all these comments like if you were the coach this is what I would do. Anyway mahalo for contributing to the blog for the shear entertainment of reading all these arm chair quarterbacks.

  83. cocobean September 15, 2014 11:32 am

    I can see where Jeezy in coming from. My 30 something year old nephew was very upset, to put it mildly, about how the game played out. I talked to him today about the game and he’s still upset. Only a good showing against Colorado will get him off his “Chow must go” way of thinking.

  84. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 11:40 am

    cocobean, I stand corrected if the playclock is 25 seconds under 2 minutes in each half, then I can see why norm ran a run play. but I don’t think that’s the case.

    I believe the playclock is ALWAYS 40 seconds except for “administrative” stoppages like a penalty, timeout, ball measurement, new quarter, change in possession, etc.

  85. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 11:42 am

    I do see progress in the quality of players coming into the program and the effort put out on the field. Last year was a definite improvement over the first year although it didn’t show in the w’s and l’s. This year is still wait and see. I’ll give you that the last game was a step back but there’s still a lot more games to be played.
    Jeezy, I love your passion for the warriors and I know you want the team to be successful (as we all are) but sometimes it seems to turn people off the way you respond to some comments. We all have our opinions and that is all it is – an opinion. Let’s see how this season plays out. It’s frustrating yet we can only control what we can control. The main thing is to support the student athletes.

  86. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 11:43 am

    lol this year is still wait and see…classic.

  87. letsgowarriors September 15, 2014 11:45 am

    I don’t care how good the players are or how hard they play, if our coach plays not to lose or continues to make boneheaded management decisions, this team is going nowhere.

  88. SteveM September 15, 2014 11:55 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Hmmm… if UH starts needing more omelet chefs every Monday, maybe we can take up a collection for more pans and burners. 🙂

  89. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 11:56 am

    82. The thing is people only pay attention to my concerns… You guys don’t pay attention to my posts where I praise Luke Shawley, Nick Nelson, Trayvon Henderson, Coach Clune, Coach Demo, Ewaliko, etc… We have brought in more talent. But that is only half the battle. We have to be great at the aspects of the game that aren’t talent related. Mental mistakes, coaching adjustments, discipline. I would like to see more humility from Coach Chow to identify his errors and get them corrected. I did harp on the coaches for 2 years now on not recruiting enough QBs. And I think my concern is very much true 2 years later when our QB is completing under 50% of his passes.

  90. SC September 15, 2014 11:59 am

    Colorado 31 Hawaii 17. Spread is 7.

  91. nutmegger September 15, 2014 11:59 am

    I agree with Boolakanaka, “We lost the games we anticipated we would lose, and won one that should have been always notched a W. ”

    We do not know what the game plan is for this Saturday, but I remain optimistic that the coaches know they are not playing UNI again so I expect the play will be different.

  92. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

    The tale of UH vs. UNI, which taketh place in the hamlet of Halawa
    Act III. Scene II.

    a Grease: Negative thinker, how like you this win?
    Negative thinkers: We doth protest too much, wethinks.
    a Grease: Get thee to an omelete. Thou needst food in thy belly, make selves all happiest.


  93. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

    It’s only the third game of the season and it seems like the world came to an end. That’s all we can do is wait and see how the season plays out. I can’t fire the HC and neither can any one of us. Yes NC made some bad decisions but what head coach hasn’t? It’s nothing to get all worked up about.

  94. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 12:08 pm

    90. But that’s twice he messed up on clock management. How can he fix something he is in denial over? I don’t care that he made the mistake…. But it will be made again if he thinks in his mind he made the right move..

    That’s like telling someone he has his shirt on backwards, and he tell you no its not, when the tag is sticking out in the back…

  95. Boolakanaka September 15, 2014 12:10 pm

    Chickengrease , so artfully said! Halawa is a lovely place so long as you know enough soles, and well, don’t park too close to the housing.

  96. Hank September 15, 2014 12:10 pm

    Does anyone know if Puu-Robinson will be available this weekend? TE should play a big role on third down this week.

  97. SteveM September 15, 2014 12:15 pm

    I admit I did not consider the risk of fumble. We were moving down the field and I was glad we had the lead. I was not happy with the seemingly conservative play in the 4th and with 1:36 left (the last time I looked) I was oblivious to the timeout situation — and it so happened that Lakalaka fumbled.

    Yes, we could have lost possession and the game. But I was caught up in the moment– we were playing to win– while we could have lost, Lakalaka might have scored too and put the game on ice. Time management error nor not, I like to think we were fighting to win at that moment.

  98. Boolakanaka September 15, 2014 12:15 pm

    My biggest pet chow peeve is delay of game on first down. Already saw it several times this year, as well as last. How the hell do you have delay of game on first down…???!!

  99. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 12:23 pm

    Boolakanaka September 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Chickengrease , so artfully said! Halawa is a lovely place so long as you know enough soles, and well, don’t park too close to the housing.

    Hahaahha . . . now, a Grease had a Halawa (read: “Helluva”) comment that was supposed be in my li’l play there . . . but, opted to leaveth outeth.

  100. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 12:32 pm

    94. lol.. guess the bettors could have sure used that extra TD.

  101. Fei Jai September 15, 2014 12:40 pm

    Congrats to the boys! A game well played on your part. Glad you got the W. You deserve it. Appreciate the effort from all these young men.

  102. Hank September 15, 2014 12:44 pm

    Justin Vele has got hands. I hope they continue using him.

  103. Hank September 15, 2014 12:44 pm


  104. ArcumFortis September 15, 2014 12:45 pm

    Chris Petersen is a great coach. One of the things Petersen does well is “going for the jugular” when the time is right. He knows how to apply the pressure at the right moment to vanquish his opponent. He knows when he needs an innovative play. His timing is superb. It is no surprise that he went for a long bomb after we failed on fourth down in the UW game. He has a killer instinct and uses it effectively. The paradox is for once we seemed to have the killer instinct by gambling just before he lowered the boom on us. I think it was a brave call by coach Chow. It was going for the jugular. I wish we would do it more.

    All coaches are different in temperament and style. Not everyone can be Chris Petersen. But I do wish we would adopt more of his willingness to strike authoritatively at the right time. June Jones did with success. When I hear Jordan Wynn speak I believe he has this capacity in him too. So, yes be a mentor Norm but allow yourself to see that Wynn may have something you may not. A great head coach does not have to be the smartest coach or the best coach on the staff. He needs to be the cagiest and wiliest and wisest and use his staff well. He is using Demo well and we have the most interesting punting team in the nation. I think coach Chow is wise and cagey. But also seems stubborn. I hope the former outweighs the latter before it is too late.

  105. Hank September 15, 2014 12:47 pm

    Gouveia, Naole and Demo….I’d go to war with these guys.

  106. Fei Jai September 15, 2014 12:51 pm

    Hi Pomai,

    Colorado will be tough for all the reasons already stated by the others on this site. Liufau is a talented QB and has improved his play since the ASU loss. We can and will score on Colorado, just not by that much if no changes are made to playcalling and use of personnel. We banged up pretty good too.

    If coaches take same approach in Colorado they did against last opponent, then in light of UH performance thus far, and with Colorado performance thus far, I say

    UH 24, other guys 27

    These young men can win games. No doubt about that.

    Hope Chow and co. let these young men play the next game using their skills and talents, instead of reigning them in and forcing them to run plays that don’t capitalize on their talents.

  107. NotNasti September 15, 2014 12:51 pm

    Jeezy, I think you mean the tag sticking out of the front. If the tag is on the back like you said, he would have put on his shirt correctly, lol.

  108. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 12:58 pm

    104. If you really want to get that technical, but if your tag is sticking out, it most likely means your shirt is on backwards. I guess I could have used the phrase, inside out to clarify. But that’s besides the point.

  109. Fei Jai September 15, 2014 12:59 pm

    Norm. You trying to make spaghetti and you trying to serve us spaghetti, using saimin noodles and saimin broth. Saimin mo bettah. We like spaghetti too, but the noodles and ingredients you have right now is bettah fo making saimin.

    Make saimin, braddah Norm.

  110. Pomaikaikeolahou September 15, 2014 1:03 pm

    Good afternoon: This weeks pix’s has a great prize for the winner, two season tickets for the upcoming Na Wahine Softball season…

    UH vs Colorado
    13    –    41    4-Prong
    14    –    28    Tiki808
    16    –    27    AlaWai
    17    –    34    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    23    –    20    BigWave96744
    24    –    21    Pomai
    24    –    14    kawika49
    24    –    48    bowwar
    24    –    20    boolakanaka
    24    –    14    oldtimer808
    27    –    24    3-Prong
    30    –    17    kev-1
    31    –    17    hatakeman
    31    –    28    Masatoshi-san
    31    –    07    SC
    36    –    23    akuhead2
    38    –    21    wafan
    38    –    21    UHfan808
    45    –    21    Anklebiters
    56    –    14    d1shima

  111. 4-Prong September 15, 2014 1:04 pm

    Braddah Norm get the ingredients but doesn’t know how to turn on the stove.

  112. Pomaikaikeolahou September 15, 2014 1:05 pm

    I don’t usually post anything other than the scores , but. As far as I am concerned Coach Chow is the coach and as long as we WIN I don’t care if he stands on the sideline picking his nose all game long. A WIN is a WIN.. End of story……lets go beach!!!!!!

  113. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 1:10 pm

    106. LOL. +1

  114. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 1:11 pm

    34-20 Colorado over UH. Elevation, no Iosefa, no RB depth, no WR depth, question mark at QB plays factor…

  115. A-House September 15, 2014 1:14 pm

    from the 3rd qtr, I told Mrs A-House that Chow is playing not to lose – almost always comes back to bite you

    we left at the beginning of the 4th qtr not wanting to see the “not to lose” mentality – we were however, cheering the team on the way home

    watched Inside Access last evening and Chow kept repeating they, referring to the players, did this well, they did this poorly, always “they” – never once did I hear him say we, meaning the entire team including the coaches — not a single reference to what his coaching staff needs to worked on – are they that good???

    “football instinct” by the LBs and defensive secondary leaves a lot be to worked on – why is there no movement when the WR or RB moves? you say playing “zone” I say coaches should take a long, hard look at their philosophy/game film, whatever makes your opponents gain positive yards- if the WR pulls the corner and leaves the flat wide open – the “rush end or OLB” plays the run and allows the “in-motion” WR/RB free access and positive yards.

    will UH defense ever use a “ruse” to confuse their opponent? filling the box with all players except the corners, playing tight, and as the QB goes into his calling, move back or playing back and move forward just before the snap

    total guessing game between the OC and DC – unfortunately for UH, both the OC and WR coaches are neophytes with very little experience with how other teams run their playbook – one could say that both played are experienced players – however, as a player on the field do you have time to study how other teams play?

    JJ, bless his heart, spent a lot of time on the sidelines, took notes (offense and defense) to “learn” how to coach – not always successful, but effective? you make the call.

  116. oneseason September 15, 2014 1:16 pm

    When I read “Harding is POW”, I heard it in my head phonetically … and got an uncomfortable chill. Please stay healthy Mr. Harding!

  117. A-House September 15, 2014 1:28 pm

    UH leaves home on Thursday – 2009 team arrived in Denver around 6 pm on Friday and played on Saturday – some “knowledgeable” person told Mac that it takes 3 weeks to acclimate to changes in elevation

    was at the recent game in Boulder – it was difficult to watch the UH players gasping for air – Kealoha Pilares caught a swing pass near the UH 15 yard line on UH first ossession, broke into the clear with an open field to TD – near the Colorado 10 yard line he “hit the wall” and was caught from behind at the 3 yard line – I thought he was going to pass out moving to the bench – as a “ruse”, should have taken a knee so the team could catch their breath – 3 times UH was at the Colorado 3 yard line in the first quarter only to come away with 3 points instead of 21 – 0 score in the 1st qtr.

    In my first Honolulu Marathon, I saw a runner “hit-the wall” on the way back and he fell face forward into the concrete side walk – out cold!!!!!!!

  118. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 1:41 pm

    Too damn hot for the beach.
    Too damn hot for the tree.
    Need to chill at gigi’s. It’s 75 degrees over here.

  119. Ipu Man September 15, 2014 1:42 pm

    Go Bows!
    UH 74 Cowlowbladder 10

  120. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 1:44 pm

    …so you actually ran a marathon, A-House?

  121. tom-warriornation September 15, 2014 1:52 pm

    Can we have better play-calling for Colorado?

    Also 4 years ago in Colorado, we led at halftime 10-0 but totally gassed out when Colorado started doing no-huddle in the 2nd half–hope we are prepared this time.


    If Chow can have the first 10 or 15 plays crafted for opening the game (like UW); why can’t he do that for the whole game? Or anything creative besides running up the middle more than half the time.

    How about more fly-sweeps, swing passes, shovel passes, three WR’s on one side (to have WR’s set picks), mis-direction plays, screen passes; or ANYTHING that makes the game fun to watch, period. Isn’t our WR’s always open for 5-8 yard completions because their CB’s are playing back?

    Not the brain-dead plays running up the middle 60-70% of the time.

  122. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 1:52 pm

    RHS 50th class reunion this Saturday.
    Expecting 153 alumni from all over the country.

  123. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 1:59 pm

    Chow is called a bonehead, but he is also called an offensive guru.
    Why the discrepancy?
    He’s one or the other. Not both.

  124. SC September 15, 2014 1:59 pm

    #107. My prediction is Colorado 31-Hawaii 17.

  125. jeezy33 September 15, 2014 2:03 pm

    120. He “was” a offensive guru. Game has evolved and changed since. Plus, people get older, and it gets tougher to coach and learn new things as you age. It happened to every good coach. Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, Monte Kiffen, are prime examples. Its a young mans game…

  126. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 2:03 pm

    Whoa. Hurricane hits Cabo. 125 MPH winds. Prayers go out . . .

  127. JustAsking September 15, 2014 2:27 pm

    UH 17
    Colorado 28

  128. ponojr September 15, 2014 2:39 pm


    Although not football, I think you can add Dave Shoji to your list. I think the game has passed him by.

  129. 3-Prong September 15, 2014 2:46 pm

    Ponojr: i have a different take on it than you. Shoji still can coach with the best of em. Recruiting against the power 5 conferences is one problem and the other problem is the popularity of the game is more nationwide insted of strictly west coast like it ised to be. Kinds have opportunities closer to home.

  130. Former UH Athlete September 15, 2014 2:46 pm

    Well… At least nobody is complaining about the OLine or Dline. It’s been a long time since that’s happened.

    I’m sure somebody here will find something to whine about them too.

  131. Andrew September 15, 2014 2:49 pm


    I strongly disagree with that statement. He has been able to maintain a national power program even with all the variables that he cannot control stacked against him. It’s easy to see that the money generated by the power 5 conferences from their football teams is affecting the other sports like volleyball.

  132. haka September 15, 2014 2:53 pm

    Speaking of a young man’s game…
    “Current coaches ages 58 and up piled up the most wins by a large, large margin against other demographics among the six BCS automatic qualifying conferences, Notre Dame and BYU.

    Nick Saban, Les Miles, Steve Spurrier, David Cutcliffe and Art Briles are among the leaders of this impressive 13-person group. And, oh yeah, Mark Dantonio turns 58 in March. He’ll be welcomed with a bottle of Chateau Lafite, 1787 in this fine-wine era of coaching. Only one coach from the 13, SMU’s June Jones (5-7), posted a losing record last year. This list doesn’t include Texas’ Mack Brown, who resigned after an 8-5 campaign.

    The secret? Reading.

    “I read in a health magazine your ability to function in life is based completely in mental and physical fitness and not on your age,” Spurrier, 68, told me Thursday while on the recruiting trail. “There are some old people at 58, there are some young people at 80.”

    9.38 — Average number of wins in 2013 for the 13 oldest coaches at the BCS level.

    Five of those coaches — George O’Leary (67), Saban (62), Gary Pinkel (61), Briles (58) and Spurrier — recorded 11 wins or more.

    Extract 60-year-olds Jones and Oregon State’s Mike Riley (7-6) and the group averages an even 10 wins. Ten!

    As long as energy levels are up, older coaches can use their wisdom to win Fiesta Bowls.

    “I’ve seen everything,” said O’Leary, who just had the best season of his career culminated by a 52-42 win over Briles in the Fiesta. “I still get to the office at the same time every day, still leave with all the coaches together in the evening. Not much has changed.”

    As for the rest of the crew, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder (74), Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer (67) and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (58) won eight games apiece. Cutcliffe (59) had a banner year at Duke with 10 wins and an ACC Coastal Division crown. Tommy Tuberville (59) won nine games in his Cincinnati debut.”

    Jeremy Fowler
    College Football Insider

  133. TChahng September 15, 2014 2:53 pm


    TChahng 49 – 28


  134. ArcumFortis September 15, 2014 2:55 pm

    120. Coach Chow is anything but a “bonehead.” He is a very intelligent, experienced coach. But he is new at being a head coach and it shows at times. He has been astute enough to make the changes needed on the defensive side of the ball and it shows. Our defense generally looks good. Our special teams similarly look good.

    Coach Chow has decades of experience running offenses that generally have had superior talent to their opposition. We do not and (most of the time) will not. In this scenario he is less experienced.

    He has put a lot of resources in terms of coaching experience on the defensive side of the ball. We needed to do this with our performance last year. His offensive coaches are young and inexperienced. So he has to pick up the slack and be the offensive leader. But he is just not doing it so far this year. If he were just the offensive coordinator with this sort of performance after three years he would fire himself (as he correctly did with his D coordinator last year).

    I mean none of this with disrespect to coach Chow. There is much about the way he has moved the program that I like. Some of the comments today while labelled “negative” don’t seem that way to me. Nor do they seem disrespectful or childish. They are realistic commentary from people who care about the program in the majority of cases. I want coach Chow to succeed. It’s just that for me the waiting is over. It’s year three and we need to be better and it needs to be now (in my humble, Monday-morning quarterback, never coached beyond pop warner, opinion).

  135. Former UH Athlete September 15, 2014 2:56 pm

    What would be interesting to see is the average age of the OC working under these successful old coaches

  136. cocobean September 15, 2014 3:04 pm

    In the second half Chow seemed too preoccupied with winning. His super conservative play calling would’ve made the Tea Party look like a bunch of raving radical Liberals. The plays he called were the ones least likely to result in a turn over. As long as we held the lead he wasn’t going to change. It worked. But in the process he may have lost some paid admissions for future games. Don;t under estimate the power of word of mouth in this town. Don’t know anyone who went to the game that didn’t come away shaking their heads. The fans will always love and back the players but coaches got to earn that.

    I have my own OPINIONS on should be done but I won’t bore anyone with a lengthy post….my thoughts go along the lines on NEXT TIME CHANGE THE PLAYS AND NOT THE PLAYER.

  137. tommui September 15, 2014 3:17 pm

    UH 21 Col-7

    As I don’t know whether I’ll be getting season tickets for the softball games, I want to WIN the prize!!

  138. Former UH Athlete September 15, 2014 3:23 pm

    Don’t tell me I just saw a report that a snow storm hit Boulder, CO?!?

    Not sure if it’ll stick for the weekend but it would be a heck of a WTF moment when the team steps outside the airport.

  139. Boolakanaka September 15, 2014 3:25 pm

    Chow is called a bonehead, but he is also called an offensive guru.
    Why the discrepancy?
    He’s one or the other. Not both.

    Actually, the longer I live, I find that most of us are both.

    We are not binary opposition, but rather shades of grey; sometimes dark, other times lighter…..humans are complicated.

  140. jimmy the lock September 15, 2014 3:32 pm

    Hmmm, nothings changed, same o, same o.

    Something about football season and weight gain.


  141. kawika49 September 15, 2014 3:35 pm

    We have fewer players on the Police blotter, in the recent past. Another plus.

  142. haka September 15, 2014 3:55 pm

    No can win. Open it up, turnover, lose, you one bonehead. Play conservative, win, you one bonehead. Entertain, time left on the clock, they make come back, you one bonehead. Eat the clock, kick field goal, two score lead, win, you one bonehead. Lose with flair, you one bonehead. Win boring, you one bonehead. Win while entertaining and you one bonehead. Wait, what? Well, I am sure the experts will think of something bonehead.

  143. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 4:00 pm

    haha. Guess that makes all of us a bonehead!
    Cheer up! It’s only a game.

  144. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 4:03 pm

    Think there are more mentions of “bone” in today’s blog entry (of a Mr. Tsai) than bones a Grease has had to clean from fishes that he prepares e’ry so often, HAAHAHAHHAH AHA AHA HAHAA AHAHAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAH . . . HA HA HA HA HA . . . HAHA . . . ha ha ha ha ha heh, ha ha ha ha [coughs] ha ha ha . . . heh . . . ha ha . . . ha . . . a ha . . . ahem.


  145. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 4:06 pm

    Hubby has been reading the Warrior Beat today, because his wife has been commenting on it.
    Good reason, huh?
    Trouble is, his iMac Air does not have an End button. When he refreshes the blog, it takes him to the top and he has to scroll down.
    Pain in the butt.
    Customer Service Rep told him to buy a desk top, because it has an End button.

  146. Former UH Athlete September 15, 2014 4:08 pm

    141. That pretty much sums up UH’s fan base. Blame when we lose. Complain when we win.

    At least the beer is cold.

  147. kawika49 September 15, 2014 4:13 pm

    How do the graduate students joining the warriors affect our graduation rate?

  148. DaveLetterMan September 15, 2014 4:24 pm

    Good one, Haka!
    Just heard on the sports animals an interview with a guy from football insider dot com. Topic was NFL coaches who make mistakes and mismanage the game. The word “bonehead” came up too. I guess NC is in pretty good company.

  149. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 4:28 pm

    144 gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Hubby has been reading the Warrior Beat today, because his wife has been commenting on it.
    Good reason, huh?
    Trouble is, his iMac Air does not have an End button. When he refreshes the blog, it takes him to the top and he has to scroll down.
    Pain in the butt.
    Customer Service Rep told him to buy a desk top, because it has an End button.

    Gigi . . . tell your husband to simultaneously (as in “ALT+CONTROL+DELETE” simultaneiously) press the command and letter R key. That should refresh the screen. And then go tell that Customer Service person.

    Tell you, though, the best solution for us iApple/Mac people (Grease is not full time with iApple/Mac like how some people are) is to, uh . . . go with Samsung. Those commercials are true.

    Ironic that something called “iMac Air” can’t “refresh” itself so easily. Oh, well, they make those things in China, where the air isn’t exactly healthy [cue Chinese gong sound.]

  150. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 4:30 pm

    One more thing, gigi (and for all of you . . . iApple/Mac folk) . . . Safari shortcuts: http://www.dori.com/safariShortcuts.html

    Dunno who the heck “Dori” is.

  151. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    ChickenGrease: Nope, hubby says there is no Command button on his tablet. He has been using the circle and arrow button, but like I said, it refreshes the screen but takes you to the top. He wants to stay at the bottom.

    As for me, I prefer Windows 7 on my desk top. I won’t touch Apple products.

  152. oldie September 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    Hi GiGi, Welcome back.

    Try pressing the “add one” near the top of the screen. It immediately takes you to the bottom. When you refresh, it usually takes you back to the bottom. If not, just press”add one” again.

  153. pollypicador September 15, 2014 4:47 pm

    Is the team flying in direct to Denver? Stopping over night in LA? Las Vegas? Salt Lake City? What’s the plan. Commercial? Charter? What?

    My next question: Why do I have to ask questions.

    Wouldn’t it be more informative (detailed orientated, comprehensive…well received) when writing a blog entry to say the team leaves Thursday afternoon…and then takes this travel route, arriving in Denver at this time, has a walk-thru of the stadium Friday afternoon in preparation to Saturday’s kickoff (8 a.m. Hawaii time)? I would think so.

    Does Chow (or BJ) realize that visiting teams that travel to play Hawaii are arriving Wednesday night (OSU, NI both did) ahead of the Saturday game? So that their players are acclimated before game time, and not all worn from jet lag.

    Yet conversely when Hawaii travels to the mainland on road trips ahead of a Saturday kickoff it’s usually on Friday that the team arrives at their destination. Does this travel method allow the players the least wear and tear? I say no. I think the players will be winded before the kickoff, especially when you factor the circuitous routes of travel the team takes. Not once can I remember the team flying to their destination on past road trips directly. It’s always hub, stopover, find a hotel, uproot from that hotel, and then fly in the day ahead of the game at their destination (and then bus)…imo the effects of all this haggard type traveling leaving the players winded and tired. My question–Why doesn’t the team leave a day earlier or at the very minimum fly directly to their destinations?

  154. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 4:48 pm

    Oldie, you are a genius!!!!
    Hubby just saw the add one on the Warrior Beat, it is on the blog not on the tablet.


  155. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 4:55 pm

    Great going oldie!!

    Sorry, gigi- and gigi-‘s husband.

  156. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 4:56 pm

    ChickenGrease: no problem.

  157. oldie September 15, 2014 5:00 pm

    GiGi – Glad I could help.

  158. kawika49 September 15, 2014 5:08 pm

    I think this team is in better shape than we have seen in the past ten years. Mental and physical.

  159. Boolakanaka September 15, 2014 5:14 pm

    Fact is, regardless so your profession, you stay around long enough, the term, bonehead (and it’s ilk) will be thrown your way.

    Yesterday, the 49ers and bears had a total of 27, yes 27 penalties– so, I’m certain bonehead was thrown there way. Does it make their head coaches boneheads-certainly not.

    Nick Saban in the NFL- bonehead, in college not. Lou Holtz just the same. Pete Carroll is a rare rare outlier in this category.

    So, is Chow a bonehead? Here are the facts, he has probably has accomplished more than most in his field, than a very select few: multiple national championships, Heisman winners, a PhD and a fantastic family. Will he get the job done at UH? Can’t say, but I know at his age and experience, no one is a more critical and observant of his performance than himself. Bonehead is a term for those that drink pale ales and eat poke in the parking lot before the game, that is to say, it’s easily critiqued, but incredibly difficult to do in real time.

  160. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 5:27 pm

    Kawika – how are you?
    Still fishing?

  161. Pomaikaikeolahou September 15, 2014 5:38 pm

    An early Good night: This weeks pix’s has a great prize for the winner, two season tickets for the upcoming Na Wahine Softball season…

    UH vs Colorado
    13    –    41    4-Prong
    14    –    28    Tiki808
    16    –    27    AlaWai
    17    –    34    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    17    –    28    JustAsking
    21    –    07    tom
    23    –    20    BigWave96744
    24    –    21    Pomai
    24    –    14    kawika49
    24    –    48    bowwar
    24    –    20    boolakanaka
    24    –    14    oldtimer808
    27    –    24    3-Prong
    30    –    17    kev-1
    31    –    17    hatakeman
    31    –    28    Masatoshi-san
    31    –    17    SC
    36    –    23    akuhead2
    38    –    21    wafan
    38    –    21    UHfan808
    45    –    21    Anklebiters
    49    –    28    TChahng
    56    –    14    d1shima
    74    –    10    Ipu Man

  162. MAddog50 September 15, 2014 5:45 pm

    Leaving today saw 2 games met Norm and Chris Naoele went to Murphy’s and spent time with Kim , Joyce Mike Lum and Na Koa folks. Saw Don Weir and Ed Gallegos—-Fantastic!!!! Guys you game plan for opponent and also develop. Look for different things week to week as season progresses. Quit consternatiing this team will win at least 6 games. You need to look what most not all have played first couple of weeks. Get real—they have played 3 good teams …….Go Warriors !! My wife is Absolutely in love with the people and the place now if I can only find the $$$ and pull the trigger !!!! Aloha…….Go Warriors!!!!!

  163. kawika49 September 15, 2014 5:50 pm

    #169 Sold the boat. Enjoying giving the younger one my Bonehead advice as I crew and show them my spots. Making good at catching, so my dance card is always full, if I choose to dance.

  164. eMpTy September 15, 2014 5:57 pm

    UH 28 – Colorado 24

    What ever happened to the idea of “One snap and clear”?

  165. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 5:57 pm

    Kawika, that’s great!
    In 1975, my boyfriend and I sailed on a 27 foot boat. We sailed from Lanai to Maui to Molokai and then back to Oahu.
    Those waves were higher than the boat.
    I was so seasick that I have never sailed since then.

    I like fish but it has to be de-boned for me.
    Tonight, I am going to stir fry some shrimp scampi.

  166. kawika49 September 15, 2014 5:57 pm

    Meant younger ones (new fishers).

  167. kawika49 September 15, 2014 6:00 pm

    #165 GiGi, need your email. Got something for u and hubby,

  168. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 6:02 pm

    glendahinchey yahoo

  169. Fei Jai September 15, 2014 6:05 pm

    27, 24 Colorado.

  170. kawika49 September 15, 2014 6:06 pm

    Will be in touch, not fish, too hard to send island to island. Your mate can handle this.

  171. Haleakala September 15, 2014 6:08 pm

    Hawaii 31 Colorado 27

  172. gigi-hawaii September 15, 2014 6:13 pm

    Kawika, Big Island Candies again?
    Lol. I still remember your gift to us when we arrived in Hilo.

  173. Haleakala September 15, 2014 6:14 pm

    I am in Kansas City, Mo for a,few days. Weather is beautiful. Will be going to the Royals – White Sox game tomorrow. Royals in race for the division lead with the Tigers. First time in 28 years or sif they win.

    I have a stopover in Denver later this week. Wish I could stay and watch the game but gotta get back.

    Go Warriors!

  174. Lurker#8 September 15, 2014 6:20 pm

    UH 22
    Col 20

    Go Bows!

  175. kawika49 September 15, 2014 6:26 pm

    Don’t say good by; but, Hanahou, let’s do it again.

  176. kawika49 September 15, 2014 6:47 pm

    I am sure your, significant other; would not be enamored with cleaning an Tombo Ahi.

  177. kawika49 September 15, 2014 6:56 pm

    Let’s give Colorado the “Bisiginise”.

  178. kawika49 September 15, 2014 7:03 pm

    Translate to English the business.

  179. kawika49 September 15, 2014 7:09 pm

    I remember my elders, telling me to give them the bisinisi.

  180. 808WarriorFan September 15, 2014 7:22 pm

    I’m curious to see what the game plan will be like. One thing I do know is that you can’t run Lakalaka 30+ times against Colorado at 7000 ft.

  181. Pete Jek September 15, 2014 7:24 pm

    I too was pulling my hair out in the stadium when Hawaii didn’t kneel after they got the first down following the recovered onside kick. It doesn’t take a stupid chart to figure that out. It’s simple arithmetic.

  182. Pete Jek September 15, 2014 7:26 pm

    Also, the play calling in the 4th Q was horrible. UH played not to lose, rather than to win. The repeated runs up the middle were too predictable and gave the offense no chance to score or convert a 1st down in the down-and-distance game.

  183. kawika49 September 15, 2014 7:42 pm

    This is like seeing a four act play. T
    and this is only the prelude. Let the coaches and players play.

  184. oneseason September 15, 2014 8:18 pm

    The conservative strategy that the offensive leadership uses doesn’t leave much margin for error. Unfortunately, there are always errors, and some time management ones seem to keep repeating themselves. However, if this we are 3 and 3 at the end of the Wyoming game (like 1420 postulated today) that would be a preliminary demonstration of guru-ship for me.

  185. cocobean September 15, 2014 8:48 pm

    a contrarian opinion.
    If Chow wants his QB to be a game manager who’s top priority is to execute the play called and not turn the ball over he should start Higgins. Higgins is the best QB on the team in that sense. He probably has the highest QB IQ. Is fundamentally sound in his ball handling and footwork. I’m guessing he reads the defense quicker than the others. He’s the most likely of the current QBs to become a QB coach once his playing days are over. Having said that there in lies the rub. To me Higgins falls into the category of – those who can, do. Those that can’t teach. I don’t have the confidence Higgins is the one to lead the team to a winning record.

    In my humble opinion Woolsey is our best player on offense. What Chow is asking him to do doesn’t fit what he brings to the table. He’s an athlete not a pure student of the game. He probably is the fastest runner to lineup in the back field and the strongest to boot. I’d bet money he’d win a foot race with all the running backs and out lift them too. He has by far the strongest arm among the QBs.

    The way Chow is using him plays to his weaknesses rather than his strengths. Chow is asking him to use his mind more than his body. He’s told to manage. When passing to stay in the pocket and go through his reads. Sometimes I wonder why he stands in the pocket so long, then I tell myself, being the obedient student that he is, he’s following what he’s told to do. Things like extending the play or escaping the pressure are things that he should be good at but he’s not. Why? He hasn’t hurt the other team by running for 1st downs when other QBs have against us.

    To me Chow should ask Woolsey to win the game rather than to manage it. He should use Woolsey like how Wyoming used Brett Smith, how Utah State used Chucky Keaton and how Reno is using Cody Farjardo. The play game plan and playing calling should revolve around getting the most out of Woolsy’s arm and legs. To me using Woolsey’s talents to it’s fullest gives us the best chance of winning. Make him into a play maker and not a game manager.

    Like I said, this is definitely a Contrarian Opinion.

  186. Jack Flash September 15, 2014 8:54 pm

    My pick for the rest of the season now is:
    UH 38, other guys 14.

  187. Chicken Grease September 15, 2014 9:17 pm

    Sorry for this everybody . . .

    Mr. Pomai:

    Hawaii: 10
    Colorado team: 45

  188. SC September 15, 2014 9:20 pm

    Colorado 31
    Hawaii 17

  189. al September 15, 2014 9:21 pm

    chicken grease…I’ll take 34 points and bet you lunch.

  190. SC September 15, 2014 9:22 pm

    Hawaii 17
    Colorado 31

    No depth for UH

  191. oneseason September 15, 2014 9:22 pm

    Good news: Bleacher Report says Colorado’s QB (Liufau) is #11 in the PAC12.
    Bad news: Bleacher Report says OSU’s QB (Mannion) is #10 in the PAC12.


  192. oneseason September 15, 2014 9:38 pm

    Texas captains messed up on the coin toss and ended up kicking off during both halves. It sounds like Colorado doesn’t have a magic play calling sheet of paper. http://blogs.denverpost.com/colleges/2014/09/15/colorado-coached-avoid-coin-toss-glitches-macintyre-says/31500/

  193. pollypicador September 15, 2014 9:52 pm

    Using the word bonehead (and who would do that?) in the context of an adjective,like the coach called a *boneheaded play* is a lot different than saying *the coach is a bonehead.* One is describing the play call and the other is used in the form of a noun, describing the coach. One is critiquing the call while the other is attacking the coach and taking it too personal. Of the later use of the term– bonehead it is a prosecuting offense (4th degree verbal assault). Just saying.

    On the manner in why Chow choose not to be forthcoming about his not taking a knee when the game was sealed…even after him reflecting back after the game, looking at the tapes etc., speaks of the type of individual Chow is in not acknowledging his error to the public. Personally I think he should have. Why invite debate. Or insult the ones intelligence ,whom can see there was a mistake made by not acknowledging this fact.

    Most people don’t speak with a venomous tongue when describing Chow. It just that for some individuals their passions toward Warrior football want the best. As witnessed by the boo birds at the stadium this past game mocking/booing Chow’s play calling. Are these bad (and negative) people? No. Do they want the best? Of course they do.

    Chow hears the whispers. What does it do? For one I hope that him learning from this mistake (not taking a knee) sharpens him the next time around when faced with what actions to take. Ideally I hope Chow opens up dialogue/communication within his staff for them to also speak up, too, and get his attention on the sidelines (even call timeout) when something that’s not textbook. Plus it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the coach to invest in some note cards outlining what to do in certain situations. There are no shortage of these.

  194. turfwar September 15, 2014 10:10 pm

    #142 Mahalo Haka. So very very true. Thanks also to Boo for post #159. Well thought out. But maybe that’s what makes this game so great. More people believe they understand this game more than any other major sport. I guess it’s better they care enough to complain than to not care at all. How many would participate on this blog if it revolved around soccer?

  195. Warrior September 15, 2014 10:11 pm

    Hawaii 21 Colorado 17

  196. kawika49 September 15, 2014 10:29 pm

    I will always, remember a strategist, named Bob (Robert) Oshiro when, we were working on campaigns. He said, “never show them what you got, till you need it.”

  197. turfwar September 15, 2014 10:30 pm

    http://jcfootball.scout.com/story/1451220-mt-sac-posts-another-big-win?s=87 Former Warrior doing well at JC. Wonder how he would have fared competing with the current QB’s on the roster. Never saw much of him at practices while he was here. Although I saw enough to know he threw a pretty tight spiral.

  198. Tiki808 September 15, 2014 11:47 pm

    Keep the better and more healthier players. Basically, check them off a list. Simple? Cereals for me and banana in the morning.

  199. HiFlyer September 15, 2014 11:50 pm

    jezzy33 108 Why don’t you admit your mistake. now you want to be technical about what you say. Just like Norm Chow did.

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  201. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 5:31 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
    New post is up.
    Here’s the link: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=23343

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