Zwahlen soon to add to QB mix

In two weeks, UH’s quarterback situation will gain a new entry.

Aaron Zwahlen will return to Modesto, Calif., on May 21 after completing a two-year church mission. It will be a short stay. That Memorial Day Weekend, Zwahlen will head to Hawaii for Summer Session I and the start of his career as a Warrior. Thanks to recon by his father, Dr. Lynn Zwahlen, he has a place to live near the campus and two roommates (slotback Dylan Collie and safety Damien Packer).

Missionaries are limited to exchanging e-mails every Monday and using Skype twice a year — on Christmas and Mother’s Day. Dr. Zwahlen said his e-mails contain updates on the Warriors. Aaron’s e-mails mostly detail his missionary work. But Dr. Zwhalen said Aaron works out for an hour each morning before studying and doing mission He also brought a football along for his rare free time. Dr. Zwahlen said a family friend, who recently was on the East Coast, noted that Aaron looked “bigger” than when he left for the mission.

As a senior, Zwhalen made ESPN’s top 300 list of prospects, ranking 153rd overall and No. 10 at quarterback. BYU, Duke, Northwestern, Oregon State, Texas Tech and Washington State recruited Zwahlen, who instead stuck to his commitment by signing with UH.


  1. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2015 8:24 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    kind a wet though.

    coaches grumble and tumble, says a lot of passion and ideas being tossed around.


  2. LK May 8, 2015 8:25 am

    Sorry to hear about Big Hilo Fan2. Condolences to his family.

  3. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2015 8:25 am


  4. islandman May 8, 2015 8:25 am

    Good to hear about Z

  5. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2015 8:28 am

    Na Wahine got their last home stand this weekend. Mahalo to the seniors!

  6. H-man May 8, 2015 8:37 am

    Saw Dr. Zwahlen at the last spring practice. We got a good one in Aaron. Kudos to Coach Chow for beating out BYU, Duke, Northwestern, Oregon State, Texas Tech and Washington State.

  7. H-man May 8, 2015 8:40 am

    And to add a comment to the Naeole-Chow argument – hoping it was behind doors and not in front of the players.

  8. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2015 9:47 am

    If Jane breaks up with John , don’t ever say anything bad about Jane or John. Because in a week, they will get back together, and Jane and John will be pissed that people spoke ill of the other.
    That’s why I’m embracing volleyball’s mantra: Work hard, play hard … then eat.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2015 10:26 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    Nice post about young Zwahlen. Love his commitment to the Warriors. Fall practice is going to be very interesting.

    Hope we can fill out both sides of the line before fall.


  10. Haleakala May 8, 2015 10:36 am

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about Aaron Z. He must be very mature after serving his mission.

  11. Andrew May 8, 2015 10:59 am

    I hope he gets a full opportunity to challenge for the starting position and not just get written off because he’s a first year player.

  12. 3-Prong May 8, 2015 11:01 am

    Can anyone remember when we had this many good QB prospects at one time.

    Go Bows!

  13. 3-Prong May 8, 2015 11:03 am

    Get your season tickets sports fans! No fence sitting!

  14. haka May 8, 2015 11:22 am

    H2OBows down 7-2 @ half…
    Here’s the link if anyone is interested

  15. 3-Prong May 8, 2015 11:44 am

    Thanks for the link haka. Not looking good for the Wahine but polo is a great sport.

    Swimming, hockey, and wrestling (and sometimes boxing) all rolled into one. Unbelievably physically demanding sport. They should show it more on tv.

  16. Maddog50 May 8, 2015 11:45 am

    Steven—sage advice!!!! Go Warriors!!!

  17. hitman May 8, 2015 11:51 am

    aloha and good morning everyone !!
    let just hope that they go with the best qb !!

  18. haka May 8, 2015 11:52 am

    3-Prong – Yup. Gotta be in shape! And it’s what happening underwater that is the bruising part of it. Pulling, pushing, grabbing, kicking, holding, pinching, scratching…..good thing they wear the caps so no can bite da ears off!

  19. cappie the dog May 8, 2015 11:53 am


    From the 2004(?) season, I was expecting great things from Brandon Satcher.

    Timmy Chang, Kainoa Akina(well, he was good enough to play for a MAC school), Jeff Rhode(he was tall), Taylor Humphrey, Tyler Graunke(best backup we had, at the time, since Ken Niumatalolo), and Brandon Satcher(who I recall looked like a double-threat.)

    Satcher, I think, said he was going to a JC, with plans on returning.

  20. hitman May 8, 2015 11:57 am

    ST hope that you are right on that one !! plus you are a nice guy you no would talk behind there back !! is my nose growing ? lol just joking !! if any body know UH football that ST !!

  21. haka May 8, 2015 12:22 pm

    The Wahine played their collective hearts out and left it all in the pool.
    They will play Princeton tomorrow! GoWahine!

  22. turfwar May 8, 2015 12:45 pm

    So the water polo team lost? Is that a consolation?

  23. Tiki808 May 8, 2015 12:48 pm

    He won’t be starting. Max Wittek is starting. A lot of older players. Who is starting? They’re waiting for more players to show up. A small line up again.

  24. Trunks420 May 8, 2015 1:05 pm

    I still Believe in Woosley probably only one think he can get us to bowl game.

    He lot smarter and Stronger and has way more experience.

    Go Warriors !!!

  25. hitman May 8, 2015 2:13 pm

    420 was thinking the same thing !! just hope in blow outs he does not leave his main qb out there to get hurt !! hope he plays other players to see them at game speed !!

  26. Fei Jai May 8, 2015 2:18 pm

    Any word on when we will gain a new head coach entry? That would be exciting news.

  27. Fei Jai May 8, 2015 2:19 pm

    Any word on when we will gain a new head coach entry? That would be exciting.

  28. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2015 2:32 pm

    Ha ….Ha FJ….. wait till the clock strikes 2020..he is here 4 life…he he he

    While me still believe we will win at least 7 games this season.. n debunk all you naysayers….n not b-cuz of coach chow… but in spite of his antics…tactics…n
    wholesale hiring n firing of coaches….he has a few excellent potential super athletics…just hope he can learn to put them on the field at the same time…

    Case in point…EWALIKO…SPEED TO BURN.. CAN PASS N RUN WITH THE BEST WE HAVE..N USED VERY SPARINGLY…the excuse is ‘he cant learnh the plays…OMG…seems to me there should be sumone on the field who knows where everyone should be on a certain play…like QB…cant they check with him n see if he knows what is his assignment…instead of telling the media…he can’t
    learn his plays…how demeaning is it…to say that of an athletic you should be teaching……???

  29. kapakahi May 8, 2015 3:12 pm


  30. Tiki808 May 8, 2015 4:05 pm

    They are paying for football classes. NFL, how to make it there. Wow? True

  31. chawan_cut May 8, 2015 4:52 pm

    RIP BHF2. I remember he always had that sign with him everywhere he went. Even to the Swamp in FL.
    Also the car ride I gave him to the airport on Maui after a spring game was a memorable one too.

  32. paintslinger May 8, 2015 5:59 pm

    Good think you posted this today Stephen, I was about to send you a caustic email detailing the paucity of your reporting on the football team over the spring break……but you redeemed yourself today with this tidbit about the QB. After all, we are heading into a football draught, which only stuff like today can slake our thirst for UH football news. Keep it coming if you can Bra.

  33. paintslinger May 8, 2015 6:00 pm

    correction: read, ‘Good thing….’

  34. NYUHTXSK May 8, 2015 6:57 pm

    What is the general physical state of someone coming off a mission? I would think a redshirt year is in order. A year of backing up Ikaikai, and three years to rock and roll.

  35. hitman May 8, 2015 7:21 pm Aaron Zwahlen highlights . boi he looks good to go !!

  36. Jack Flash May 8, 2015 8:39 pm

    Is this gravatar thing working?

  37. Jack Flash May 8, 2015 8:40 pm

    Cool- thanks SteveM!

  38. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2015 8:40 pm

    thanks 4 that hitman…

    his receivers look good…better then he looks….should change thew highlight title…

    ‘highlites of zwahlen receivers’n he he he

  39. bouncingball May 8, 2015 8:51 pm

    #35, if a qb has to be a backup to Woolsey, that means the guy isn’t very good. If Wittek isn’t good enough to beat out Woolsey, that means UH qbs are bad. Chow can’t recruit for beans – he’s lucky his bosses in Utah sends him some returning missionaries, otherwise he would have nothing.

  40. amela May 8, 2015 8:55 pm

    If the coaches argued in front of the players then there idiots.

  41. amela May 8, 2015 8:56 pm

    Zwahlen to Collie doesn’t that sound nice for the future.

  42. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2015 9:20 pm

    anela…. me just wonder…how it all got out… cuz ST was not the one who first reported it…so must be al’s little birdie me thinks….although was not al giving that info on here…

    but we must remember … coach chow has a propensity to ‘mouth’ off with his coaches on the sidelines…as stated on here numerous times…. not sure how many or who with…. but seems like a revolving door for coaches under him…n sumtimes…no official word…they are just vanish…n turn up sumwhere else..

  43. 808warriorfan May 8, 2015 10:55 pm

    #7 “H-Man … please enlighten me on that “Chow-Naeole” arguement … Also I’ve heard that a UH RB has quit the team. The description fits DJ Riggins. Can anyone out there confirm that ???

  44. st. anthony trojan May 8, 2015 11:03 pm

    808 warrior fan… getting ne ‘official’ info out of the football team…other then by like pulling a lions tooth… n it is wide awake…it just does not happen…

    n when could be a pack or two of lies…like the no scrimmage game…n no stats or score kept…etc…etc…or just not say ne thing n hope it goes away…like wynn… take ur choice…he he he

  45. al May 9, 2015 12:03 am

    Dirk koetter one time UH hc applicant and JD selectee is now the oc for the bucs. JD was over ruled and was forced to sign chow.

    …and the rest is history.

  46. st. anthony trojan May 9, 2015 12:38 am

    Yea so correct… the new coach… the mountain west.. n travel subsidies…it just keeps getting worst n worst…then BJ… THEN the gib thingy…

  47. AkamaiOkole May 9, 2015 4:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    A delayed Welcome to the Z-Man!

    Can hardly wait for September…

  48. Inyoface May 9, 2015 7:17 am

    #41 It’s they’re #43 It’s Hawaii, rumors and hearsay spread faster than the Internet.

  49. 3-Prong May 9, 2015 7:38 am

    Good Morning Hawaii. Hope everyone is preparing for tomorrow’s Mother’s Day celebrations. Eh Husbands, no porget yo wives too eh!

  50. Ipu Man May 9, 2015 8:12 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the UH athletes. Thanks to them for bringing you up
    since you were babies. Now do them proud. Go Bows!…hard. 🙂

  51. Trunks420 May 9, 2015 8:27 am

    No my friends son who is attending UH says all rumas of Any player leaving is false and was just a Lil disagreement with the Depth Chart and player being dropped to second string

  52. H-man May 9, 2015 8:30 am

    808warriorfan, it was reported on the previous blog that the coaches just had an argument, so I just said they should do it behind closed doors.

  53. Andrew May 9, 2015 8:33 am


    Well that or people should just not overreact about an argument and stop running with rumors.

  54. NorthShoreFan May 9, 2015 8:46 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Great games at the Les and RWSS. Let’s have a hana hou today!

    Mahalo Na Wahine seniors! IMUA!

  55. NorthShoreFan May 9, 2015 8:51 am

    if we were smart enough to grab Koetter, wonder how long before he get frustrated and leave. would have been nice to have him though.

  56. kev-1 May 9, 2015 8:51 am

    The new format for the SA’s sports TV listing SUCKS.

  57. kev-1 May 9, 2015 8:53 am

    Chow has been terrible. But there’s really no way to know if Koetter would have been any better. What am I saying?!!?!? Heck, I guess anyone would have been better.

  58. NorthShoreFan May 9, 2015 8:54 am

    depth charts at this time is not written in stone…no time to train and climb the ladder.

  59. islandman May 9, 2015 9:11 am

    Reardon says Naeole is still on the staff, as did ST say the same earlier.

    Koetter had some baggage, which you may find by researching his history.

  60. ai-eee-soos May 9, 2015 9:45 am

    #60. islandman May 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

    yup, Koetter has PLENTY baggage, which you may find by researching his history.

    and, strange that when he was scheduled to interview for the recent boise state job, the interview was “mutually cancelled”. mebbe boise no like him back.

  61. Stephen Tsai May 9, 2015 10:08 am

    New post:

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