The Warrior Beat

Game day: South Alabama

December 1st, 2012

Norm Chow's first UH season ends tonight.

If anything, it was interesting.

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A reminder that 17 seniors will be introduced before the game. After the game, fans, friends, family and, even, strangers may  interact with the players to give lei, pose for photos or just talk. The seniors:

• Keao Alo

• Haku Correa

• Siaki Cravens

• Alex Dunnachie

• Rykin Enos

• Paipai Falemalu

• Geordon Hanohano

• Luke Ingram

• Sterling Jackson

• Levi Legay

• Brandon Leslie

• Leroy Lutu Jr.

• Darryl McBride

• Dylan McCagg

• Kyle Niiro

• Kawika Ornellas

• Miah Ostrowski

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Though technically not a senior, this will be the last UH football game for graduate assistant Inoke Funaki. He is reaching the NCAA term limit of three years for a GA.

Funaki is a 2003 Kahuku High graduate. He went on a church mission before joining the Warriors. There are two distinct memories of Funaki: His celebration after the Warriors defeated Boise State to win the WAC title in 2007, and his play in an upset of No. 21 Fresno State on the road. He later switched to running back, where the wildcat was renamed the Noke.

Most of all, he's a great person with a witty personality.

He once told this joke:

What did the hungry monster say after he ate Tonga?

"I want Samoa."

We'll miss ya, 'Noke.

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Practice makes perfect.

Here's a clip of UH rehearsing the senior introductions: Seniors video.

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One of the new ceremonies is the "Carry Off" in which each senior chooses an underclassman to carry him off the field at the end of the final practice of the year.

Here's the clip: Carry-off video.

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last1Mike Edwards, Richard Torres

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Former UH quarterback Corey Nielsen:


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Friend of the Program — Jon Nielsen:


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Happy birthday to JoJo and Slugger.

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