Warriors: Pac-12 tour continues

Perhaps schedule-makers will remember the impact of opening with five non-conference games in a row when planning future schedules.

In days of yore, the Warriors would have a so-called marquee opponent at the end of the season. With league title games, including the MWC’s, occupying early December weekends, UH is forced to fill its non-conference schedule on the front side. That is why the Warriors are playing their third Pac-12 opponent in four weeks, and traveling to Houston for a game against Rice in two weeks.

For the Warriors, it can be costly strategically. With the Warriors averaging 89 plays per game, there’s a lot of offensive information on video for MWC opponents.

The Warriors also have been losing a lot of key players in games that have no bearing on the league race. Here’s a partial list of players who have missed significant playing time: Running backs Joey Iosefa and Dominique Small; center Kody Afusia; tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson; defensive lineman Marcus Malepeai; linebackers Jerrol Garcia-Williams and Tevita Lataimua; nickel-corner Nick Nelson, and safety Trayvon Henderson.


  1. 3-Prong September 16, 2014 5:34 am

    Good Morning Hawaii and Hawaii at heart!

  2. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 5:36 am

    Morning, 3-Prong.

  3. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 5:37 am

    Now if the muggy weather would go away (without it raining during this morning’s practice), that would be hunky and dory.

  4. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 5:42 am

    Dominique Small is NOT a D-1 player. I hope the coaches do not play him even when he is healthy, that kid is going to get hurt.

  5. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 5:53 am

    Good morning 3-Prong . . . and Mr. Stephen Tsai.

    PAC-12 fashion tour continues!

  6. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 5:53 am

    There was no writer more prolific than Andy Katz back in the WAC basketball days. I think the Albuquerque and Fresno papers used to give him a full page to write notes on Sundays.
    Colorado’s David Plati (Pakalani Bello’s mentor) is the Andy Katz of media relations directors. This season, I’ve been helped by a a lot of diligent media relations directors (at Washington, Oregon State, Hawaii) and a not-so-helpful one. Plati is one of the best in the business in terms of providing information.

  7. Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 5:57 am

    Reminder: Please be mindful and respectful that players do read the blog. You don’t have to be a cheerleader, but you don’t have to be Sarah Silverman, either.

  8. Shoko September 16, 2014 5:59 am

    I thought the Rice game was a late add-on.

    Anyway, I use to think that only highly-ranked teams could be considered body bag games, but with the injuries sustained so far, one would think the Warriors out of conference schedule was filled with the top ranked teams in the country.

  9. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 6:00 am

    Stephen Tsai⁠ September 16, 2014 at 5:57 am⁠

    Reminder: Please be mindful and respectful that players do read the blog. You don’t have to be a cheerleader, but you don’t have to be Sarah Silverman, either.

    Thank you for this reminder, Mr. Tsai.

    Rule should be — if you criticize a player, for good or for bad, please leave your street address and immediate phone # 😉 .

  10. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 6:01 am

    Good morning, Shoko.

  11. Shoko September 16, 2014 6:02 am

    Curious to know who the name of the not-so-helpful media relations dude’s is.

  12. Shoko September 16, 2014 6:03 am

    Howzit, CG and other Tsaikos.

  13. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 6:14 am

    Shoko⁠ September 16, 2014 at 6:02 am⁠

    Curious to know who the name of the not-so-helpful media relations dude’s is.

    Give us a hint, Mr. Tsai. A PRIZE if we guess correctly!

  14. Old Diver September 16, 2014 6:17 am

    With Conference championship games OOC can only be scheduled during the beginning of the season. It appears the other MWC teams are in the same predicament.

  15. 4-Prong September 16, 2014 6:21 am

    “For the Warriors, it can be costly strategically. With the Warriors averaging 89 plays per game, there’s a lot of offensive information on video for MWC opponents.”

    lol yeah. they can watch us run up the middle for no gain 60 times, and throw five yard rollouts for the other 39 times.

  16. Old Diver September 16, 2014 6:22 am

    Been wondering about Chow’s hurry up offense. He is running about 20 to 25% more plays than previous head coaches but gaining a little over half the yards and points.

  17. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 6:31 am

    Good morning, 4-Prong and Old Diver.

  18. Shoko September 16, 2014 6:39 am

    If my math isn’t off, Chow’s offense is running a play every 19 seconds.

    Remember last time Warriors played up in Boulder, they played pretty good defense but when Colorado increased the tempo in the second half, that’s when the defense and offense started to get gassed. Buffs ended up scoreless in the first half but in the second half they scored 31 points. And that was against a Warrior team that was co-WAC champs.

  19. Shoko September 16, 2014 6:41 am

    Also, I do believe they stayed up in Vegas for a week after playing Army on the road then leaving for Boulder on a Thursday or Friday.

  20. shadow September 16, 2014 6:56 am

    For the professional bloggers who think they know more than those in the real football coaching profession:

    These tables tell you exactly how much time you can afford to waste without having the ball go back to your opponent.
    Down 0 1 2 3
    1 2:10 1:39 1:08 :37
    2 1:29 :58 :27 :27
    3 :48 :17 :17 :17
    4 :07 :07 :07 :07

    Source: American Football Monthly (trade publication for pro/college/high school coaches)

  21. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 6:57 am

    I had to google Sarah Silverman.
    Ah, so now I know who the heck she is.

  22. tom September 16, 2014 7:00 am


    I thought that Kody Afusia would be playing at guard until his right hand healed?
    Of course it may be wiser just to rest him until his hand does heal rather than risking injury playing in another position.

  23. Old School Dave September 16, 2014 7:01 am

    GO WARRIORS!! No listen to the naysayers!!

  24. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 7:05 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Thank you for posting my pick Pomai!

  25. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 7:07 am

    Hi Pomai:

    Please change mine to:

    UH 40 : Colorado 21 !

    Thank you!

  26. shadow September 16, 2014 7:12 am

    Comment section does not show tables very well – hopefully this comes out & makes it easier to see:

    0 1 2 3
    1 2:10 1:39 1:08 :37
    2 1:29 :58 :27 :27
    3 :48 :17 :17 :17
    4 :07 :07 :07 :07

  27. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 7:14 am

    Wow, good thing we have more depth this year.

    Not so good we have our stuff out on film.

    Heal up, Warriors!

    (And Yep, don’t listen to naysayers! No matter what anyone tells them, they’ll always have an answer and always think they’re right.)

  28. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 7:15 am

    Hi CG 🙂 Welcome back, GG 🙂

    Hope everyone is doing just fine 🙂

  29. leron September 16, 2014 7:21 am

    Stephen Tsai September 16, 2014 at 5:37 am
    Now if the muggy weather would go away (without it raining during this morning’s practice), that would be hunky and dory.

    The hunky one is on the sidelines at practice with his Jason Muraoka-styled haircut. Dory is up on the video tower shooting video for the coaches to review.

  30. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 7:23 am

    Thanks, UH Fan 808.

  31. shadow September 16, 2014 7:26 am

    Sorry – can’t get columns to line up. Anyway, example:
    1st Down, 0 Opponent Timeout, 2:10 remaining – take a knee
    1st Down, 1 Opponent Timeout remaining, 1:39 – take a knee
    1st Down, 2 Opponent Timeout remaining, 1:08 – take a knee
    1st Down, 3 Opponent Timeout remaining, :37 – take a knee

  32. boolakanaka September 16, 2014 7:31 am

    Aloha all–a little intel from Boulder, see: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-college-sports/ci_26538967/cu-football-consistency-from-o-line-keying-buffs

    On a unrelated football news item, boola boola U plays their first game of the season against the mighty Mountain Hawks of Lehigh, this Saturday.

  33. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 7:33 am

    after vele got the 1st down, there was 1:35 left on the game clock.

  34. shadow September 16, 2014 7:36 am

    32: I’m pretty sure it was 1:55 on clock.

  35. Old Diver September 16, 2014 7:36 am

    30 thanks for the chart. Seems to confirm Jeezy33 point.

  36. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 7:37 am

    Hey UH Fan 808. Heh. You have greeting two Gs on this board today.

    You are a true UH fan.

    Good morning all of the above, shadow, Gigi-Hawaiii. E’ybody. 🙂

    I wan to eat roast pork this morning.

  37. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 7:39 am

    26. Depth? What are you talking about? There isn’t a lot of depth.

    If Scott Harding goes down, there isn’t anyone who can replace him.
    Iosefa hurt, we are down to 1 capable RB.
    WRs can’t afford another injury.
    Kody Afusia goes down, and QBs have to catch ankle snaps all game.
    LBs have depth, but none can replace JGW who can do it all. Stop run, cover, pressure QB, play multiple positions.
    If 1 DL gets hurt moving forward, the rotation gets depleted. Very noticeable with Malepeai out. Another injury would put a dagger to the unit.
    No QB depth.

    This team has a solid core of starters, but depth isn’t a strength. I mean it was pretty noticeable just missing Trayvon and Nelson. Their replacements aren’t nowhere near as good as they are.

  38. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 7:41 am

    UNI took their 2nd timeout before the 3rd and 3 pass to Vele, and the game clock was at 1:42 at that point.

  39. shadow September 16, 2014 7:43 am

    34 – It actually contradicts Jeezy’s point. (i.e., UH coaches were correct.)

  40. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 7:44 am

    lol nice try shadow.

  41. champ September 16, 2014 7:45 am

    What really got me was what jeezy31? pointed out. They went for a first down @ the 41!! on 4th and 3 or so!! I posted this Sat. nite as well. Then NI moves down the field and scores a FG!! as time expires. What the hell was that!! I think our QB was sacked on top of that!! My prediction is that someone will be let go this year if we dont win more than 4 games. I mean this regime will have had 3 YEARS!!!!!. Bring back David Graves!!

  42. haka September 16, 2014 7:47 am

    36. I think he said “more” depth this year…as opposed to last year is what I figure he is referring to.

  43. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 7:51 am

    36. Possibly but I think we are thin at majority of all positions besides DBs and LBs.

  44. DaveLetterMan September 16, 2014 7:53 am

    Depth has always been an issue at UH. Although there are better backups this year, it still is a step back from the starters. We’re not like the big time schools where you basically have two starters at every position. What’s helping UH this year is coach Beamer’s off season conditioning program in essence keeping our starters relatively healthy.

  45. haka September 16, 2014 7:53 am

    We got some buffalo steaks to hibachi!
    Maybe we should figure out how to cook them…
    Moving forward.

  46. boolakanaka September 16, 2014 7:54 am

    Da buffs have a long-history in the islands, some of the more notable bruddhas that have played in Boulder include:

    Brian Cabral, LB, 1975-77, Honolulu (St. Louis), Hawaii
    Gary Campbell, LB, 1972, 74-75, Honolulu (St. Louis), Hawaii
    Jonah Chun, ILB, 1998, Honolulu (Ponahou), Hawaii
    Charlie Fernandez, OG, 1974, Honolulu (Ponahou), Hawaii
    Sam Harris, DE, 1964-66, Kailua (Kamehameha), Hawaii
    Tiloi Lolotai, DT, 1974-76, Honolulu (Iolani), Hawaii
    Scott Mahoney, OT, 1969-71, Honolulu (Kailua), Hawaii
    Vaka Manupuna, DT, 2002-03, Kaneohe (St. Louis), Hawaii
    Viliami Maumau, DT, 1994-97, Honolulu (St. Louis), Hawaii
    Chris Naeole, OG, 1993-96, Kaaawa (Kahuku), Hawaii
    Wes Pratt, ILB, 1997, Kaneohe (Punahou), Hawaii
    Allan Rogers, E, 1941, Honolulu, Hawaii
    George Smith, DT, 1982-84, Waimanalo (Kialuka), Hawaii
    Sam Taulealea, DT, 1999-00, Aiea (St. Louis), Hawaii
    Heaton Wrenn, NT, 1975, Honolulu (Punahou), Hawaii
    B.J. Beatty, OLB, Kaaawa (Kahuku), Hawaii
    R.J. Brown, ILB, Honolulu (Punahou), Hawaii
    Jordon Dizon, LB, Kauai (Waimea), Hawaii
    Michael Sipili, ILB, Honolulu (Damien Memorial), Hawaii

    Damn, I remember watching Lolotai, back in HS, sole was a beast. Ironically, probably the most famous ex-buff from Hawaii, well sort of, is Colt.

  47. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 7:56 am

    Dizon was pretty damn good too.

    looks like Crabb and Parker get a lot of PT for CU this year.

  48. haka September 16, 2014 7:57 am

    42 & 43 Agreed. The young’uns need to step up!

  49. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 7:57 am

    Poor Colt! His NFL career is over.
    What is he doing now?
    Is he still helping the Kahuku football team?
    I heard that he bought a house on the north shore.

  50. DaveLetterMan September 16, 2014 7:58 am

    Can we move on from the “taking a knee” deal? Now it’s a who’s right, who’s wrong argument. What’s done is done. Hopefully the coaches identify and learn from their mistakes after watching the game film.

  51. DaveLetterMan September 16, 2014 8:00 am

    Heard Colt on the radio. He “loves his Fujitsu”
    Btw, forgot to say “morning” to all the Tsaikos!

  52. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:00 am

    • 3-Prong
    • Shoko
    • Old Diver
    • 4-Prong
    • shadow
    • gigi-hawaii
    • tom
    • Old School Dave
    • UHfan808
    • leron
    • boolakanaka
    • letsgowarriors
    • jeezy33
    • letsgowarriors
    • champ
    • haka
    • DaveLetterMan

    . . . Mr. Stephen Tsai

    . . . and Arashi!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3aPWUr1Uzo


  53. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 8:05 am

    34. What are you talking about??? UNI had only 1 time out left. You can believe whatever times you want… But look at the box score…. UNI used their 2nd time out with 1:42 left on the clock. Which was 3rd and 3. Hawaii converted the first down, which stops the clock for app. 8 seconds while the chains move. We could have kneeled right then and there. I can’t believe I’m still talking about this just because some people who don’t know math wan’t to debate with me something they can’t win. 40 seconds + 40 seconds = 1:20 on game clock. There is no way UNI can get the ball back with 1 time out remaining unless Hawaii fumbles.

  54. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 8:06 am

    49. I thought we did. Until Shadow felt need to say I’m wrong… And I aint going have that!

  55. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 8:08 am

    So, Colt is doing radio commercials now?
    Have to agree with him. I love my Fujitsu, too.

  56. hatakeman September 16, 2014 8:10 am

    Speaking of tough non-conference schedules, it doesn’t get easier next season with games against Colorado (home game), Ohio St, (away game) and Wisconsin (away game) in September, 2015. It gets a bit easier with away games with Michigan and Kansas in September, 2016. Looks like this will be a way of life to play big, away games for a paycheck. Okay with me as I will try to experience games at Michigan and Ohio St. to waft, first-hand, in the atmosphere of “the Big House (capacity 109,901),” and “the Horseshoe (capacity 104,944).” Go Warriors !!!

  57. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 8:10 am

    43. better? Care to elaborate specifically? I mean, when Colt went down in past, we had Graunke. We had QBs like Wheildon, Withy Allen, Rolo come in as back ups in the past to perform well. Shane Austin, David Graves in recent memory. Chizzy Dimude was solid behind Alex Green. James Fenderson was a 3rd stringer at one point. At key positions, I feel like we are thin as we ever been. Lot of our backups our FR. If Samia gets hurt, we only have Friel who plays 0 tech. Then it becomes make shift and KT might have to play out of position.

  58. champ September 16, 2014 8:10 am

    Colorado has a nice campus. All u guys shld know the scenario. Played well in the first half and get “gassed” in the second. Colorado 41 Hawaii 14. However, I was also surprised that CSU beat CU this year. But remember CSU had hired Alabama’s Asst. In any case, will the Warriors surprise us? If Colorado plays like they did earlier, who knows. But the likely scenario will be 80% run and they will be ready. Wonder how it is passing in the thin air? Can UH handle it?

  59. Inyoface September 16, 2014 8:11 am

    Where’s the countdown? Is it a morning game on Saturday? I didn’t know there was so many injured players again this year. Hopefully the backups step up.

  60. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:14 am

    Mr. Gary Allen


    . . . if you can, you two dudes give a holler. Let us know how you doing.

  61. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:15 am

    • hatakeman

    • Inyoface

    Past 8am already. You two up? Good morning! 🙂

  62. 3-Prong September 16, 2014 8:21 am

    boo: I’m with you on Tiloi Lolotai…..stud. Bugga was awesome in shot and discus too.

    sup CG!

  63. truegreen September 16, 2014 8:22 am

    33/38 shadow: I don’t have the video in front of me but I was at the game and watching the clock and I’m 99% sure there was much less than 1:55 left on the clock. I thought it was closer to 1:30, with one time out left so I agree with Jeezy.

  64. haka September 16, 2014 8:27 am

    The Buff offense put up big numbers last week and their receivers were outstanding. Our DB’s are going to need some help from the front in terms of pressure on the QB and slowing down the run game…like in all games! 🙂

    Reminds me of the golf tip I give to someone who is playing a course for the first time. “In order to play this course well you need to hit it long and straight and keep it in the short stuff!” Hehehe

  65. Old Diver September 16, 2014 8:31 am

    The first down snap occurred with about 1:06 left on the clock. UNI had 1 timeout left.

  66. Old Diver September 16, 2014 8:33 am

    It was a mistake which won’t happen again. Let’s move on.

  67. kawika49 September 16, 2014 8:38 am

    #44 Slice them thin w/ a little wasabi and shoyu…make sashimi.

  68. 4-Prong September 16, 2014 8:39 am

    Good morning, chicken grease. Another day, another dollar.

  69. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:39 am

    3-Prong September 16, 2014 at 8:21 am
    boo: I’m with you on Tiloi Lolotai…..stud. Bugga was awesome in shot and discus too.

    sup CG!

    Whaaaaaaaaaasup, 3_Prong


  70. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:43 am

    4-Prong September 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Good morning, chicken grease. Another day, another dollar.

    Another day, another $. True: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO41L2zJlV4

  71. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 8:45 am

    kawika49, good morning, waaaazzzzzup?

  72. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 8:49 am

    65. Def a mistake that I’m over. But its the wont happen again part that worries me based on Inside Access show response and the so called “play sheet”.

  73. pollypicador September 16, 2014 8:51 am

    Colorado in a turkey trot over the Warriors 48-21

    The Colorado offense will gobble-gobble up the yards on the ground.

    It’s not going to be pretty for the visitors as the team searches for a prayer.

    The Hawaii QB is going wish that he had extra stuffing to lessen the impact from all the sacks he will be taking.

    The only pumpkin on the field will be standing on the Hawaii sideline with a headset on.

    The Buffaloes will leave no leftovers and will take the gravy.

    The fans in the stands will witness a roast, cheering their team on to a harvest.

    Thankfully for this fan Hawaii playing Colorado in football isn’t an annual tradition.

    Forget the Mayflower it’s 5-23 in your sails.

    To whom it may concern prove me wrong.

  74. Hank September 16, 2014 9:03 am

    Whew….there’s some serious vicissitude out there!

  75. Hank September 16, 2014 9:05 am

    If anyone knows of Nelson, Henderson, Malepeia, Afusia or Puu-Robinson making the travel roster….please post. Mahalo.

  76. Hank September 16, 2014 9:06 am

    Is Ewaliko practicing with the RB’s? Thanks!

  77. Pomaikaikeolahou September 16, 2014 9:07 am

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

    UH vs Colorado
    10    –    45    Chicken Grease
    13    –    41    4-Prong
    14    –    28    Tiki808
    16    –    27    AlaWai
    17    –    34    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    17    –    28    JustAsking
    21    –    07    tom
    22    –    20    Lurker #8
    23    –    20    BigWave96744
    24    –    21    Pomai
    24    –    14    kawika49
    24    –    48    bowwar
    24    –    20    boolakanaka
    24    –    14    oldtimer808
    27    –    24    3-Prong
    27    –    24    Fei Jai
    28    –    24    eMpTy
    30    –    17    kev-1
    31    –    17    hatakeman
    31    –    28    Masatoshi-san
    31    –    17    SC
    31    –    27    Haleakala
    36    –    23    akuhead2
    38    –    21    wafan
    38    –    14    Jack Flash
    40    –    21    UHfan808
    45    –    21    Anklebiters
    49    –    28    TChahng
    56    –    14    d1shima
    74    –    10    Ipu Man

  78. al September 16, 2014 9:12 am

    letsgowarriors…how zit. Planning on making a road trip Saturday morning?

  79. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 9:13 am

    most likely.

  80. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:16 am


    Hank September 16, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Whew….there’s some serious vicissitude out there!

    Ah! “Vicissitude” is a good word to know when discussing, say, the topic of “change” (not pocket change :P). Thanks, hank.

    Here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vicissitude

  81. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 9:17 am

    74. Nelson just had surgery so he’s out for Colorado

  82. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 9:18 am

    I’m guessing he might be medical redshirt candidate.

  83. boolakanaka September 16, 2014 9:24 am

    Jordon was a freakin tackling machine at CU. If I recall correctly, bruddha had an unheard of 160 total tackles his senior year. That is whole bunch of helmet to pads in a single year. Too bad he tore up his knees early into his NFl career.

    The thing that I find most impressive about brudhha is that he received his bachelors degree in Economics….anyone care to deliberate on the merits of Adam Smith versus John Maynard Keynes and Hyman Minsky in the financial marketplace???!!

  84. Andrew September 16, 2014 9:27 am

    This humidity and heat is horrible. I can’t wait to get up to Colorado already..

  85. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:31 am

    al, re: yesterday’s, uh, “wager” offer from you. Heh, much obliged, but, uh . . . I kind of hope I’m wrong anyway. Would be GREAT surprise if the scores end up being reversed on Saturday. A Grease is a bit of a realist when he should be such.

    You folks going up to ‘rado, stay away from that legal weed. It is still a bad thing . . .

  86. al September 16, 2014 9:32 am

    For the record…just viewed the final moments of the uni game.
    at 1:35 the clocked stopped to move the chains after the vele catch.

    We could have ate the ball to close it out.

    …nuff said

  87. al September 16, 2014 9:33 am

    if the offense doesn’t click soon…enter taylor graham.

  88. al September 16, 2014 9:35 am

    and I won’t rule out beau reilly in the second half of the schedule.

  89. 3-Prong September 16, 2014 9:36 am

    Ho Hank,…..bussin out da hybolic words eh!! hehe

  90. Bryson September 16, 2014 9:37 am

    I have a question if we happen to make it to the MWC game and we host…Do we pay travel subsidies to the other team or is that one on the house…lol…A little Tuesday morning humor to start your day…

  91. al September 16, 2014 9:40 am

    of course, it’s max wittek’s fault. He not getting his degree in time.

  92. al September 16, 2014 9:43 am

    Bryson…too funny!
    IF we made it to the mwc game and hosted, I would expect norm to foot the bill.

  93. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 9:46 am

    86. Al, not that I like any of our options, but I personally think Higgins might give us the best chance to win based on the offense we run and knowledge of the playbook. Asking Woolsey to play in the pocket gives us little chance. He’s not exactly tall enough to see over the line for 1, and he has proven accuracy issues when he’s not on the roll out, and he holds the ball too long. Too indecisive. QBs gotta complete at least 60% of their passes in college and were not even breaking 50. That’s like being below the mendoza line in baseball BA.

    When Higgins is in, he is limited but he does get the throws out on time and throws with anticipation. Accuracy and getting the ball out on time trumps arm strength.

  94. cocobean September 16, 2014 9:53 am

    Jeezy, I agree they shouldn’t have handed off. I think you’re off on the 40 seconds. It is my belief that in the last 2 minutes is’t 25 seconds from the time the ref sets the ball.

  95. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 9:55 am

    cocobean, im not sure about that. i havent seen anything saying its 25 second playclock under 2 minutes. also, after UNI’s final timeout, we snapped we took a knee w 37 seconds left on the clock and the game was over.

  96. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 10:02 am

    Good morning, cocobean, al, and letsgowarriors.

    It is now brunch-ish time . . . “good mornings” from a Grease are now closed. Thanks for playing.

  97. Andrew September 16, 2014 10:02 am

    Big key for this game is the ability of the offense to sustain long drives. If the defense is stuck on the field for most of the game, they are going to get gassed towards the end. Coach Beemer has done an excellent job, so hopefully the altitude won’t be as much of a factor as it has been in the past.

  98. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 10:03 am

    Oh, wait, Hank, pollypicador, Bryson, 4-Prong, Andrew . . . good morning.

  99. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 10:04 am

    truegreen, also, good morning.

  100. Derek September 16, 2014 10:04 am

    When the team has to punt 11 times in a game, not to mention against an FCS team, that doesn’t bode well for the future when we have to go on the road against a PAC 12 team and then start MW play and then go to Houston to play Rice. Let’s get realistic here. I think the win against UNI was the last one this season possibly. No way are we going to beat Colorado on the road. When was the last time we beat a PAC 12 team on to road? I watched Colorado against Arizona State and the Buffs they aren’t that bad. I watched Rice at Texas A&M and they played hard and covered the spread against them. With the mounting injuries and loss to one of our most versatile player, JGW, and our best offensive weap0n, Iosefa, not to mention problems with accuracy at the QB position it spells DISASTER. But, the games go on, and we keep hoping and praying for the best for our Rainbow Warriors. When you come down to it, our defense is keeping us in the games and special teams. If UH somehow can show enough consistency to sustain drives long enough that would do wonders for better field position and keep us in the games more often. On the road, the home team is smelling blood and will want to pound Hawaii into submission. We have seen that all too often in recent years. Tough job by the coaches and the players all. Good luck to them this week and the rest of the season.

  101. kawika49 September 16, 2014 10:05 am

    Boola, I’m an a Keynesian, works for me.

  102. d1shima September 16, 2014 10:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    Breathe…need a-yah…breathe!

    Does the HC have a supah secret recipe for dealing with altitude?

    …how about a faster opponent than UNI? 😯

  103. d1shima September 16, 2014 10:12 am


    Got Austrian?

  104. 4-Prong September 16, 2014 10:24 am

    boola: i doubt very many people with an undergrad degree in econ could intelligently debate the keynes vs austrian school vs chicago school of economics intelligently.

  105. Inyoface September 16, 2014 10:27 am

    Any given Saturday. Passes need to be caught, runs need to be gained, tackles need to be made.

  106. bowwar September 16, 2014 10:27 am

    If Nelson is out (for season?), that’s the second freshman we’ve lost thus far due to injury…What is his injury? Looks like we may have to pull-up some of the FR that we intended to Redshirt and get them playing. I’m surprised Higdon hasn’t played more this year, as they were very high on him last year. I’d like to see Lewis in the backfield…Aren’t there other RBs on the practice squad?

  107. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 10:37 am

    Accountants and economists make the best grocery shoppers.
    They always know where the bargains are.
    Because they can memorize prices.
    Hubby, who was an accountant/controller, swears he saves $100 per month when he shops.
    Me? I just buy stuff I need without checking the price.

  108. bowwar September 16, 2014 10:42 am

    Just wanted to say that it’s good to have Gigi back on the blog…We need a female balance to our testosterone driven clan. Wish more of our fairer sex would participate as well.

  109. eMpTy September 16, 2014 10:42 am

    Check NCAA Rule 3, Section 2, Article 4c6. It lists a bunch of instances where the 25 second clock is used.

    Even with the 25 second clock in effect, Jeezy is correct.

  110. lawaia September 16, 2014 10:43 am

    Coach Chow and Na Koa Anuenue believe in yourselves. There are family, friends, and fans that support you. Na Koa Anuenue leave your hearts on the field and the win will be there. Pomai University of Hawaii 27 Colorado 21.

  111. SteveM September 16, 2014 10:44 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Sorry, I have been unable to update my Tsai-ko website via FTP since yesterday. I probably missed a memo about some change or new protocol at Time Warner RoadRunner effective yesterday. Anyway, the site is active and all info from last weekend is still there.

    Anyone know why secure FTP login attempts are immediately given “Server closed connection” messages at RoadRunner?

  112. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 10:44 am

    Bowwar, thanks.
    What would happen if women played football?

  113. SteveM September 16, 2014 10:50 am

    RE: #111
    gigi – if woman college football, do you think Hawaii would have a recruiting advantage? 😕

  114. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 10:54 am

    SteveM, good question.
    I guess it depends on which schools in Hawaii the recruits would come from.
    Kahuku or Punahou, perhaps?
    How about Sacred Hearts Academy or St Andrews Priory?

  115. Wes'side Warrior September 16, 2014 11:15 am

    Morning, Gang!

    Always a tough game when we have to travel to Colorado. Coaches and players know that already. Hope we can execute in all phases and cast doubt in the home team’s minds. And let conditioning prove it’s worth. Looking forward to more consistency on offense, especially on 3rd down conversions.
    Excited for this game. We’ll see if we can make necessary changes to keep the chains moving… with no dropsies or turnovers!

    Can! Go, Warriors!

  116. Shoko September 16, 2014 11:19 am

    Normally, the play clock is 40 seconds. The only time the 25-second play clock comes into effect is after the the game clock is stopped for a penalty call, team or injury timeout, first down, measurement, replay review etc.

    In the NFL, the 25-second play clock is in effect for when the game clock is stopped for the two-minute warning. I think that may be the cause of the confusion.

  117. SC September 16, 2014 11:28 am

    Hi Pomai.

    Please correct my prediction to Colorado 31-Hawaii 17. Thank you.

  118. bowwar September 16, 2014 11:31 am

    #101: Gigi, if women played football, it would be a game of “psychological warfare” with intense scrutiny, nasty declarations, and bluffing. Needless to say, us men lose all the time…lol

  119. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 11:38 am

    105. Not sure it is season ending but torn meniscus.

  120. Boolakanaka September 16, 2014 11:38 am

    To Kawika, 4 prong and other economic enthusiasts:

    Keynes reminds us that excessive herd behavior often takes over markets, leading to unsustainable outcomes. In insights that have been confirmed since, he observed: “worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.” Minsky went further in demonstrating how stability ends up breeding instability. So, maybe the lesson as applied to the bows and chow, is that he not read the comments on this board and be influenced by the masses. By the same token, perhaps his personal takeaway is that he should be less predictable, and follow a more unconventional play calling??

    Contrary to Smith, Keynes and Minsky suggest that, in certain circumstances, what appears rational and beneficial for the individual may not be so for society as a whole. At some point, financial stability becomes too much of a good thing, because it encourages excessive and ultimately irresponsible risk taking by individuals and institutions. In the process, the economic system and, therefore, collective interest are threatened. Again, the lesson appears to be that the over-reliance on any one element of his play-calling (too many staid dive plays) not only jeopardizes the outcome of the game, but moreover the support of the greater UH football community??

    This ends the analog between UH football and classical economist….

  121. kawika49 September 16, 2014 11:38 am

    We have tons of wahine.

  122. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 11:39 am

    Bowwar, if women played football, there would be lots of fingernail scratching but no body tackles.
    Men and women are like apples and oranges.
    Totally different approaches to the same game.

  123. hatakeman September 16, 2014 11:40 am

    I feel Beau Reilly is the QB of the future. For now, our best QB is Ikaika Woolsey. I do agree he needs to show improvement; gain consistency and to throw without hesitation. He played the 2nd quarter of the UNI game really good. But if he fails to show improvement in the Colorado game, then it might be time to consider a change.

  124. kawika49 September 16, 2014 11:43 am

    If applied to UH, now is the time to boost government support. Have more fitness programs and healthy eating programs, to the student community. Outreach efforts in the local community.

  125. cocobean September 16, 2014 11:43 am

    #115. Shoko you sure the 25 second exception doesn’t apply to the last 2minutes of a half and the 4th quarter.

  126. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 11:45 am

    yes like I said yesterday, 25 second play clock only happens after “administrative” stoppages.

    we took a knee w 37 seconds left in the game and that was the end of it.

  127. kawika49 September 16, 2014 11:45 am

    The arguments are moot. Lets wait till noon on Saturday,

  128. letsgowarriors September 16, 2014 11:46 am

    why are the arguments moot? if im watching a game, id like to know the rules and how the time works.

  129. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 11:50 am

    SteveM September 16, 2014 at 10:50 am
    RE: #111
    gigi – if woman college football, do you think Hawaii would have a recruiting advantage?

    Assuming that the players would still be all-male :O . . . they would forget what the coach told them. She-coach: “what did I tell you!? WHAT did I tell you!!!!!????” 😉

  130. haka September 16, 2014 11:57 am

    Waddyah mean IF women played football…


  131. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 12:00 pm

    122. Just curious what makes you think he is the QB of the future?? Besides the fact he is the only QB of the future on our current roster. I didn’t see it at the practice I attended.

  132. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 12:03 pm

    129. Gee whiz.

  133. kawika49 September 16, 2014 12:06 pm

    But they nevah have our ; buxom girls.

  134. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 12:07 pm

    126. Page 50.

  135. kawika49 September 16, 2014 12:09 pm

    #127 you are forgetting the difference with past and future. What happened happend, does not predict what will happen.

  136. Boolakanaka September 16, 2014 12:10 pm

    Kawika you do make a lucid point, contray to political idealogues, austerity has never really worked. Moreover, to increase production and growth, one needs added capital and a reallocation of resources–hello legislature and BOR??!

  137. Shoko September 16, 2014 12:13 pm

    124. Yes, anytime the game clock stops for the the reasons I mentioned , the 25-second play clock goes into effect. After that, the play clock reverts back to the default 40-second play clock.

    Here’s a good link to keep handy regarding the rules. (Page FR-47 and FR-48)

  138. Boolakanaka September 16, 2014 12:18 pm

    FYI Mariota will be on the cover of SI this week.

  139. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 12:20 pm

    136. The game clock stops after a 1st down. But the play clock still goes to 40 regardless. It only goes to 25 when the refs have to stop the clock for a injury, helmet off, etc.

  140. SteveM September 16, 2014 12:23 pm

    Re: #132
    kawika49 — right! we going have the “Rainbow Titas” in the Muumuu league. 🙂

    In haka’s video, I noticed a lot of helmet face shields and remembered gigi’s comment about the fingernails.

  141. Turfwar September 16, 2014 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the list of former Buffs Boola. Any idea what happened to Wes Pratt? Athletic family and he was a huge safety at 6’5″ at Punahou and a pretty good hoops guy too. Thought he could have had a chance to play in the League if everything worked out. He only played one year? If not at safety he definitely could have still been a rangy OLB.

  142. Shoko September 16, 2014 12:24 pm

    138. Did you read the link I provided?

  143. haka September 16, 2014 12:24 pm

    131 sorry about that gigi. my bad.

  144. Hank September 16, 2014 12:27 pm

    Jeezy33 … Thanks on the info on Nelson. Dammit. He was playing like a stud.

  145. Dan-O September 16, 2014 12:31 pm

    Thinking aloud…

    Depth: We have depth. We just don’t have QUALITY depth.

    QB: If Woolsey is a dual-threat QB, then why is he standing in the pocket throwing it 40-50 times a game? And if we gonna throw it 40-50 times a game (in the pocket), shouldnt Graham be in there?

    First Offense Possessions: Why did the first drives of the UW/OSU games look so good? If those plays worked so well, why did we abandon them? Since we running the same plays anyway, might as well run the plays that worked! LOL!

    Clock Management: Nuff already. Chow screwed up. We get more things to worry about then how we almost lost the game. We WON! Enjoy it, cause who knows when we’ll get another one.

    Scott Harding: I would pay (well, I already do) to watch him punt. Only other time I got excited for 4th downs was then Jim Asmus was punting to the heights of the brown section and Chad Owens was returning punts. If Harding could throw the ball, I’d put him at QB.

    Aaron Zwhalen: My vote for the QB next year. Hopefully, he’s allowed to throw footballs on his mission.

  146. cocobean September 16, 2014 12:35 pm

    Contarian view restated.

    My opinion goes completely against the grain. I say Chow should give Wooley a chance to win the game rather than manage it. He’s faster than our RBs, lifts more than them also. Has the stronest arm of all the QBs. Why play to his weaknesses – reads and decision making. If he’s going to start why not craft a game plan and call plays that takes advantage of his athleticism.

    Wyoming, Utah State, and Reno built their offenses around the athleticism of their Qbs. I think Chow should give Woolsey the chance he didn’t give David Graves.

  147. Boolakanaka September 16, 2014 12:37 pm

    140 turf, if I recall Bruddha got bigger, so he was placed at ILB, and never quite made the transition and there may have been some injuries involved. Although, friends of mine that coach say he was plain dominant in HS.

    He is currently with HFD.

  148. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 12:37 pm

    145. Excellent point. I’ll go with that.
    Let Woolsey run – something he does so well.

  149. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 12:42 pm

    141, You mean the one I provided at 133? lol

  150. Bowwar September 16, 2014 12:53 pm

    #144: I’ll be very surprised if it’s not Wittek next year at QB…However, alot will depend on who’s coaching next year as well. Woolsey is probably the best on the roster right now except for Graham (who is in the wrong type of offense). Soo…it’s Woolsey’s opportunity to excel or find himself on the bench again.

    Also, you can’t blame Woolsey entirely for the poor offense…There were ALOT of dropped passes by our receivers and the offensive play calling left alot to be desired.

  151. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 12:55 pm

    A Grease is post . . . # 150. 😀

  152. Former UH Athlete September 16, 2014 12:57 pm

    135… Unfortunately, politicians have no idea what capital/resource reallocation means or more importantly, how to implement it.

    UHBOR consists mainly of lawyers, educators, engineers and government workers that moved up the ranks (essentially you have to be a politician to get into the Board). All are academics, but few have practical financial/budgeting experience in the private sector, where balancing the budget actually matters. 3 regents have MBAs (Chairman Moore, Kudo, and Mizuno) but only one has been an executive in the private sector.

    We don’t have to look to far in the past to find several examples of UHBOR screwing up things in the athletic department (and upper campus also).

  153. kawika49 September 16, 2014 1:01 pm

    Funny how, adding an assistant coach for conditioning, enhances performance. Interesting how establishing rules of conduct, lowers legal costs. Interesting, how allowing academic achievement; raises graduation rate. UH sports are more than W-L. I am in the minority; but, I like what I am seeing.

  154. Shoko September 16, 2014 1:03 pm

    Ah, I stand corrected. I apparently missed your post referencing the rule and misread it initially.

  155. jeezy33 September 16, 2014 1:11 pm

    153. I think the interpretation from Team A and Team B can be misleading in the rule book. In other rule examples in that handbook, the rules suggest the offense is Team A.

  156. what??? September 16, 2014 1:11 pm

    FUHA, last sentence of your second paragraph – check your facts.

  157. nutmegger September 16, 2014 1:15 pm

    The confusion on the play clock rule might stem from a proposal last year or the year before to drop to 25 from 40 seconds in the last two minutes of each half, but it was not adopted.

  158. Turfwar September 16, 2014 1:19 pm

    Thanks Boola. Wes was scary as a prep safety. For such a big guy he could really run.

  159. kawika49 September 16, 2014 1:28 pm

    If they executed, it would not be a subject for debate. A few seconds, spurt, effort; would have turned a loss to a gain. This is a team and scheme that is evolving. There are 22 X 4 variations and even more iterations on every play. The simpler the scheme; the more you learn about your personnel.

  160. ArcumFortis September 16, 2014 1:34 pm

    152. K49….I hope you are not in the minority. You point out some of the places where coach Chow’s character stamp is evident and most often not credited. We just need to get better at winning. If we could do this it would be easier for the fan community to see the commitment he has made and the wisdom he brings. Unfortunately without the W’s those contributions understandably get overlooked. But there is a game this Saturday and we have a team and a chance. Go Bows!

  161. kawika49 September 16, 2014 1:40 pm

    Holy Molly, game at eight? Gotsa get plenny, tomato juice to go w/ vodka and beer.

  162. Warrior September 16, 2014 1:40 pm

    Hawaii 21 Colorado 17

  163. cocobean September 16, 2014 1:42 pm

    Gigi. Not so much letting him run, which I endorse, but having him pass more other than on 3rd and long. On pass plays he should be reading not only the pass coverage but also if the pass rush is leaving him with running room. Often times there is room to run but he’stoo slow to react to it because his instructions are not to leave the pocket too early, go through your reads first. Every play is different. With experience I think he can develop a sense of when to hang in the pocket and when to bail.

  164. Bryson September 16, 2014 1:49 pm

    1 player that I have been really impressed with is Taz Stevenson he is all over the field and loves to hit…Simon Poti was also all over the field this last game and I think once Jeremy Castro puts it all together he is gonna be right up there with some of the Warrior LB greats

  165. Bryson September 16, 2014 1:51 pm

    It seems like that knee brace has hampered Ikaika’s ability to run and make cuts I noticed he took it off last game and he looked a but more mobile and a bit quicker

  166. Shoko September 16, 2014 2:03 pm

    154. Yep, you’re right about it being a little misleading. I assume Team B first down means a turnover. In any case, I think the link pretty much clears up the 25-second play clock and last two minutes of each half, not to mention it provides other useful information regarding the rules.

    In other news around the conference:

    On a side note, I’m hearing that the Idaho’s loss to Western Michigan this past weekend resulted in the Vandals visiting lock room getting trashed by the visiting team. Sounds like WMU will end up paying for the custodial mess and other minor damage.

  167. Kifi September 16, 2014 2:41 pm

    One of the positives.

    Turnover Margin

    Year: UH#T.O./Opp#T.O.(Margin)/(PerGameMargin)

    2014: 3/4 (+1)/(+.33)

    2013: 34/24(-10)/(-.83)

    2012: 33/19(-14)/(-1.17)

  168. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 2:44 pm

    Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm
    A Grease is post . . . # 150.

    What????!!!!!! NOOOOO!!!! How does this happen?

    A Grease was originally post # 150.

    Why cheat, webmaster? 😐 🙂

  169. Hodad September 16, 2014 2:47 pm

    Here is the uncooperative media relations person. Northern Iowa’s Jordan Lindley — Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
    Phone: 319-273-3642

  170. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 3:22 pm

    161. Kawika, tomato juice and vodka and beer at 8 am for the game?
    Sounds like a Bloody Mary.

  171. jmor56 September 16, 2014 3:25 pm

    Im no football coach but I bet Ikaika would give defenses fits if he got the green light to run if nothing is open passing wise that in turn would open up every other facet of the offense.

  172. Kifi September 16, 2014 3:31 pm

    Northern Iowa:

    Run Att./Pass Att./Total Off. Plays(%Runs/%Pass)
    50/36/86 (58%/32%)
    Rushing Avg – 2.96
    Passing Avg./Att. – 6.25
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 13.2
    Avg./Play – 4.34

    Oregon State:
    33/51/84 (40%/60%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 4.6
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 11.8
    Avg./Play – 4.0


    54/43/97 (56%/44%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 4.8
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 9.0
    Avg./Play – 4.4

  173. Boolakanaka September 16, 2014 3:41 pm

    Damn, Bruddha Kifi, impressive breakdown!!

    What you got one new computer and calculators for your b-day??!

  174. shadow September 16, 2014 4:09 pm

    letsgo/jeezy/truegreen: My apologies – you were correct on the game clock. Just got home & checked the replay:
    After Vele catch: 1st Down, 1:42
    Took a knee: :37

    Good job, you guys, & Great job to the Warriors for the Win!

  175. AllG September 16, 2014 4:10 pm

    What ever happened to transfer Lawrence L. from Washington? Did he ever make it into school?

  176. shadow September 16, 2014 4:16 pm

    Before Vele catch: 1:42
    After Vele catch: 1:35

    (I need new eyewear . . .)

  177. oneseason September 16, 2014 4:18 pm

    I am not a football expert, but I didn’t think Lakalaka was a quarterback, or that he ran a sweep when UNI forced the fumble. Maybe “American Football Monthly” has another table for when to run it up the gut?

    #20 “For the professional bloggers who think they know more than those in the real football coaching profession:


    UH Athletics websote: “1st and 10 at UNI33: LAKALAKA, Steve rush for 6 yards to the UNI27, fumble forced by McMakin, Brett, fumble by LAKALAKA, Steve recovered by UH MOLENI, Harold at UNI27.”

  178. oneseason September 16, 2014 4:21 pm

    #173 … I liked the reference. It’s good to get folks checking on the time.

  179. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 4:22 pm

    Hodad September 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Here is the uncooperative media relations person. Northern Iowa’s Jordan Lindley — Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
    Phone: 319-273-3642

    Thanks, Hodad. Gonna call Lindley . . . and blame HIM for the Warriors not taking a knew in the last [oh, I dunno, same amount of time Dr Arroway’s physical pod in Hokkaido took to drop in the water (!)] seconds. And I’m going to add, you’re no # 23 Jordan, Jordan!!!!

  180. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 4:25 pm

    * taking a KNEE (not a “KNEW”). Crickey. This controversy will never end, then. Put this on the shelf next to “multiple shooters on 11/22/1963,” “landed on the moon made on a Hollywood set,” and “directed free-energy technology on 09/11.”

  181. Ipu Man September 16, 2014 4:40 pm

    The end is near.
    I’m in my 70’s and ever knew there was an “end”
    button on my computer that would take me down to the
    bottom of the page. But thanks to Gigi’s geeky tip yesterday,
    I now know it. Thanks Gigi.

  182. Ipu Man September 16, 2014 4:43 pm

    I think I took a computer course in the 70’s in Honolulu from
    Rainbow Cliff and did not know how to turn on the computer,
    while he whizzed computer technology passes pass me. 🙁

  183. Shoko September 16, 2014 4:49 pm

    And yet there are people, like me who is no where near his 70’s, that knew about the “end” button but not bright enough to use it to make things easier.

  184. Shoko September 16, 2014 4:52 pm

    It was 2010 that the Warriors turnover margin (.83) was the best to my knowledge. That was when Aranda was the coordinator, and since Clune comes from the coaching tree it would make sense that stat would be similar or at least headed in that direction.

  185. Shoko September 16, 2014 4:55 pm

    Well, I doubt UNI will ever be scheduled again, so it’s not like ST will have to deal with that media relations guy again. Unless UH employs him in the future.

  186. Shoko September 16, 2014 4:57 pm


    K-den, g’night.

  187. Frontman September 16, 2014 5:05 pm

    Since when is Rice in the Pac 12???? Won’t matter one bit……..a loss is a loss.

  188. kawika49 September 16, 2014 5:23 pm

    Ok you buggahs from Oahu. Turn off your lights early and contribute to the population Boom next June.

  189. oldtimer808 September 16, 2014 5:51 pm

    Geez arm chair coaches let it go already we won the game isn’t that enough. Give these student/athletes a break and the coaches too. Appreciate the fact that these young man are working their butts off trying to represent the school and the state while trying to get their education and the real gold is their degree and Coach Chow and the coaches are all pushing for their student/athletes to achieve that. And mahalo Ipu Man because an old fut like me just learned about the “end” button that I’ve never used. LOL

  190. 808WarriorFan September 16, 2014 5:59 pm

    Norm Chow & Jordan Wynn cannot expect to run Steven Lakalaka 30+ times at the altitude they will be playing at. I would love to see Jason Muraoka get a shot at some game time. What do we have to lose ????? We have too many key injuries and the MWC play hasn’t even started

  191. gigi-hawaii September 16, 2014 6:02 pm

    Lol. Yeah, from one old fut to other old futs, the end is near.
    Glad I provided the geek tip regarding the end button.
    Yup, it does take you to the bottom of the story.

  192. 4-Prong September 16, 2014 6:19 pm

    ” Appreciate the fact that these young man are working their butts off trying to represent the school and the state while trying to get their education and the real gold is their degree and Coach Chow and the coaches are all pushing for their student/athletes to achieve that.”

    lol how quaint. you do realize that the graduation rate (last i checked) for UH football is 38-40%, right? College football is big business. Sorry, but the university and the State of Hawaii isn’t paying Norm Chow hundreds of thousands of dollars to graduate kids from college any more than University of Alabama is paying Nick Saban $6.9M next year to teach kids “life lessons” and graduate them with four year degrees.

  193. RainbowCliff September 16, 2014 6:26 pm

    The funeral service for Gary Allen Mother Vivian who passed away Saturday, 9-13-14 will be this Sunday 9-21-14 at Forrest Lawn Mortuary West Covina, California from 5pm till dust. I will be attending with my wife with our deepest sympathies.

    I am seeking financial support buying flowers for Gary’s Mother. There is an Hawaiian Florist Shop in Gardena, California Kiku Florist & Gift. I have used them in the past as they make leis and reefs for special celebrations, weddings and funerals.

    $50.00 will cover a nice reef as I only have 4 days remaining driving to the shop tomorrow, picking out flowers while creating an elegant arraignment of carnations, roses and orchids. IF you can support any amount will be appreciated as my e-mail cliffsanchezatgeemail.com will welcome your KINDNESS !

    Gary is grieving to this day and has taken his mom’s lost to the heart. Just want to be there for my RAINBRO who surely can use some ALOHA at this most difficult time. Can’t say enough about #26 who all of you who REALLY know Hawaii football put the Rainbow Warriors on the map with his OUTSTANDING running ability coming from the tail back position 1977-81.

    GREAT football player for Hawaii and even a GREATER man afterwards. His son Jalen will be just as good with football and baseball being SOLID at both sports !

    Thank you for your time reading my post as I will be there supporting Mr. Allen while lifting him up and warming his HEART with all your sincerity and condolences.

    One Love Tsaiko Nation !

  194. Puhi September 16, 2014 6:40 pm


    Iʻm not sure about the finances but it seems to me that we are either making money or breaking even playing Pac12 teams, but weʻre losing money for being in the MWC and playing those guys. Maybe ST can ask Ferd about that.
    Maybe more better for leave the MWC, go back to whatever is left of the WAC(with no travel subsidies) and play PAC12 every year.
    Am I farting out of my mouth?

    Kden, Puhi

  195. kawika49 September 16, 2014 7:37 pm

    Did u get it?

  196. SteveM September 16, 2014 7:46 pm

    Sheesh, looks like RoadRunner gave up personal web serving without telling anybody–not even tech support, who is trying to troubleshoot my equipment when I’m telling them it’s working but I’m getting kicked out when I reach their FTP server… reach THEIR server and get denied… I reach THEIR server so internet is working…. hello? 👿

    ANYWAY… my Tsai-ko site is moved to a new location … so click on my name or gravatar and bookmark the new location if you keep track of the stuff I do.


  197. Pomaikaikeolahou September 16, 2014 8:08 pm

    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
    10    –    45    Chicken Grease
    13    –    41    4-Prong
    14    –    28    Tiki808
    16    –    27    AlaWai
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  198. C-Pop September 16, 2014 8:19 pm

    UH 12 – CU 36

  199. al September 16, 2014 8:21 pm

    Kifuwhere you?

  200. Al September 16, 2014 8:22 pm


  201. al September 16, 2014 8:23 pm


  202. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:40 pm

    Al, a Grease believes HE will be # 200.

  203. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:41 pm

    # 200. THAT should do it. You hear a Grease, webmaster!

  204. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:41 pm

    # 200. Arashi!!!

  205. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:45 pm

    One more should do it.

    Can’t wait to watch Gotham forthcoming on the CW.

  206. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:47 pm

    SteveM⁠ September 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm⁠

    . . .

    ANYWAY… my Tsai-ko site is moved to a new location … so click on my name or gravatar and bookmark the new location if you keep track of the stuff I do . . .

    Thanks for your efforts, SteveM.

  207. tofuzuke September 16, 2014 9:48 pm

    Good Luck Boys!

    UH 21
    CU 14

  208. Chicken Grease September 16, 2014 9:58 pm

    kawika49⁠ September 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm⁠

    Ok you buggahs from Oahu. Turn off your lights early and contribute to the population Boom next June.

    All we wanted from you, uh, “neighbor islands” (trying not to laugh/spit take here) . . . was a lit-tle cooperation with regard to the Superferry.

    But, uh, heh. You guys HAD to block it. HAD to listen to mainland interests who told you, “oh, go ahead and block the ‘ferry with your surfboards.”

    And now you need O[ah]ur help, yeah? With this “vote no on GMO” whatever. Now you folks need O[ah]ur help. Yeah? Right? This what? “Turn off your lights early?” We have our local HECO, OK? Don’t concern yourself N.I.ers. Worry about own Ben Franlkin-era rusted tungsten.

    The chicken* HAS come to roost.

    Good luck.

    * A bit ambiguous on what is, essentially, a pun at this juncture. Message remains the same, N.I.ers. “Ice Shave.” Really.

  209. kev-1 September 16, 2014 10:46 pm

    Are we really complaining about the Pac-12 teams on the schedule or just when we have to play them?

    I am way more pleased with the fact that we actually have bigger conference opponents. Play up.

    I get the negatives that ST points out, but remember how much people complained when we played two DII teams in one season?

  210. tarai September 16, 2014 10:58 pm

    UH 17 CU 14

  211. BigFan September 16, 2014 11:11 pm

    Hey, you guys got me going with the “end” button. Looking all over till I realized it was the “add one” button.

  212. J September 16, 2014 11:35 pm

    Adding to the women playing football discussion earlier, San Diego High has a new varsity football head coach. Her name is Knengi Martin.

    I play softball with someone who played in a women’s pro tackle football league.


  213. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 11:45 pm



    Former UH kicker Elam among Hall of Fame candidates

    By Associated Press

    POSTED: 03:49 p.m. HST, Sep 16, 2014

    Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner, linebacker Junior Seau and former University of Hawaii kicker Jason Elam are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, and tackle Orlando Pace.

    A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the 113 nominees. A modern-era player or coach must be retired at least five consecutive seasons to be eligible.

    The selection committee will choose 25 candidates as semifinalists in late November. That list will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists in early January. The 2015 class will be voted on the day before the Super Bowl.

    One senior committee nominee, former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff, also will be on the ballot.

    Between four and eight new members will be selected. Inductions will be in August at Canton, Ohio, site of the Hall of Fame.

    Some other familiar names who have been nominated are running back Jerome Bettis, receivers Tim Brown and Marvin Harrison, guard Will Shields, defensive end/linebackers Charles Haley and Kevin Greene, safety John Lynch, and placekicker Morten Andersen. All were finalists in 2014.

    Coaches Tony Dungy, a finalist last January, Bill Cowher, Don Coryell and Mike Holmgren also are among the 2015 nominees.

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  214. UHfan808 September 16, 2014 11:46 pm

    Thank you for fixing my pick, Pomai! 😀

  215. Kifi September 17, 2014 12:21 am

    Northern Iowa:

    Run Att./Pass Att./Total Off. Plays(%Runs/%Pass)
    50/36/86 (58%/32%)
    Rushing Avg – 2.96
    Passing Avg./Att. – 6.25
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 13.2
    Avg./Play – 4.34

    Oregon State:
    33/51/84 (40%/60%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 4.6
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 11.8
    Avg./Play – 4.0

    54/43/97 (56%/44%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 4.8
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 9.0
    Avg./Play – 4.4

    428/519/947 (45%/55%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.2
    Passing Avg./Att. – 7.0
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 12.2
    Avg./Play – 5.3

    439/398/837 (53%/47%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 5.7
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 11.0
    Avg./Play – 4.3

    301/598/899 (34%/66%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.1
    Passing Avg./Att. – 6.7
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 11.2
    Avg./Play – 5.8

    308/618/926 (33%/67%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.8
    Passing Avg./Att. – 8.9
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 14.0
    Avg./Play – 7.6

    292/569/861 (34%/66%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.5
    Passing Avg./Att. – 7.7
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 12.9
    Avg./Play – 6.6

    412/490/902 (46%/54%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.2
    Passing Avg./Att. – 7.2
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 12.1
    Avg./Play – 5.4

    279/663/942 (30%/70%)
    Rushing Avg – 3.5
    Passing Avg./Att. – 6.1
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 10.7
    Avg./Play – 4.7

    298/615/913 (33%/67%)
    Rushing Avg – 5.5
    Passing Avg./Att. – 10.0
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 13.9
    Avg./Play – 8.6

    279/578/857 (33%/67%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 8.0
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 12.2
    Avg./Play – 6.7

    264/636/900 (29%/71%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.7
    Passing Avg./Att. – 6.9
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 11.9
    Avg./Play – 6.3

    318/754/1072 (30%/70%)
    Rushing Avg – 4.6
    Passing Avg./Att. – 7.1
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 12.1
    Avg./Play – 6.4

    308/731/1039 (30%/70%)
    Rushing Avg – 5.0
    Passing Avg./Att. – 7.4
    Pass Avg./Comp. – 13.3
    Avg./Play – 6.7

  216. al September 17, 2014 1:03 am

    kifi…your abacus working overtime, eh?

  217. boolakanaka September 17, 2014 3:24 am

    Damn, Bruddha Kifi, is working part-time at NASA…..

  218. maddog50 September 17, 2014 4:22 am

    As we move into the game against Colorado, look for I believe a different game plan. I think the ball will put put in open space either the run or throw….provided we can get it there. I believe you will see more throwing with more combos…..the ball has to get there and also be caught. Those calling for more running from Woolsey….in time as we get to the next 3 weeks I believe that will be a steady diet of option, short intermediate and long passes. It seeemed clear to me what the team was trying to accomplish…..they struggled but stayed the course. Woolsey has all the tools now discipline and maturity come into to play. I have watched numerous games, in the condensed version!!!! This kid is every bit as good as many other Div 1 Qb’s. It will develop and produce!!!!! Go Warriors!!!!

  219. PONO September 17, 2014 4:41 am

    Wes Pratt was an athletic freak that is now a Honolulu firefighter.

  220. mctruck September 17, 2014 5:24 am

    Rainbow Cliff,
    Your comment about Gary Allen’s mother; please post your phone number so I can communicate with you for the needs described. Mahalo, you doing a very good thing.

  221. boolakanaka September 17, 2014 5:27 am

    Pono makes a great comment, that is, sometimes, you can almost be too athletic. Coaches see you, and its almost like there are too many options, but at the end of the day, the player suffers, as they never develop enough skills to be exceptional in just one position.

    From the era and guys I played with, folks like Dino Babers, Kurt Kefenztis and John Haina come to mind. John boy is an especially compelling story, because he played on the downline most of HS and some of college. But, truth be told, if he played in this era, he would have certainly played at OLB, as he was both rangy in build and had super-quick feet. Although he went to training camp with the Broncos, he was just someone playing in the wrong era, out of position.Just some early morning random thoughts for yall…..

  222. Stephen Tsai September 17, 2014 5:48 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
    New post is up.
    Here’s the link: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=23353

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