Second half begins

October 20th, 2013

With the extra week of practice because of yesterday's bye, the Rainbow Warriors already have implemented the game-plan basics for this Saturday's game against Colorado State. The Warriors will make adjustments through the week.

For the first time in a month, all four quarterbacks — Taylor Graham, Sean Schroeder, Ikaika Woolsey and Jeremy Higgins — are healthy. Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson, who had an MCL injury, also appears to be healthy.

The extra week of practice probably helped earn more playing time for receiver Kwamane Bowens and cornerback Anthony Pierce.

The players are off today, but the coaches will meet this afternoon.

58 Responses to “Second half begins”

  1. d1shima:

    Fortuitous Foist!

    Glad the healing continues.

  2. d1shima:

    Have a great day erryboddy!

    Hope that at some point someone scores in the Eagles-Cowboys game. :roll:

    Be a fan.

  3. Bugaz:

    Go Warriors!

  4. Bugaz:

    Sure, eagles field goal with 5 seconds left in the game.

  5. Ipu Man:

    How good is Colorado State? Hmmmmm........

  6. UHfan808:

    Good morning, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers! :D

    Today is the Sunday before this Saturday! Yay!

  7. Stephen Tsai:

    Colorado State beat Wyoming in Laramie yesterday.
    Good second half.

  8. Wes'side Warrior:

    Morning, Gang!

    Let this second half begin!

    Looking forward to Homecoming!

    Let's go, Warriorz!

    Let's go, Kelly (Majam) Elms!!!

  9. nanakuli:

    ST, what happen to Justin Vele at TE? Is he red shirting?

  10. koakane:

  11. UHfan808:

    ST, When are the coaches gonna change the numbers on the player's jerseys so we can see the numbers from the stands in the higher sections? :(

  12. mo808:

    Good Sunday Greetings Folks!
    Happy to hear all the QB's are well!
    Hope the team has a relaxing day off!
    Be a fan! :-)

  13. oneseason:

    "Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more" ...

    Hawaii vs. USC: 13-30 loss; 2012 10-49 loss
    Hawaii vs. Oregon St: 14-33 loss; 2012 NA
    Hawaii vs. Nevada: 9-31 loss; 2012 24-69 loss
    Hawaii vs. Fresno St: 37-42 loss; 2012 10-45 loss
    Hawaii vs. San Jose St: 27-37 loss; 2012 NA
    Hawaii vs. UNLV: 37-39 loss; 2012 48-10 win
    Hawaii vs. Col St: TBD (52-22 over Wyoming; 3 and 4 so far); 2012 27-42 loss
    Hawaii vs. Utah St: TBD (45-10 over New Mexico; 4 and 4 so far); 2012 NA
    Hawaii vs. Navy: TBD (45-40 loss to Toledo (2OT); 3 and 3 so far); 2012 NA
    Hawaii vs. San Diego St: TBD (BYE, last 27-20 over AF; 3 and 3 so far); 2012 14-52 loss
    Hawaii vs. Wyoming: TBD (52-22 loss to Col St; 4 and 3 so far); 2012 NA
    Hawaii vs. Army: TBD (33-14 loss to Temple; 3 and 5 so far); 2012 NA

  14. Former UH Athlete:

    Nick Foles is stinking it up for Phily today.... Just got gifted on a replay overturning a Foles int.

  15. Former UH Athlete:

    Yeah, Nick Foles is stinking badly. He's not finding the open receivers and missing them when he does target them.

    Maybe a Matt Barkley appearance coming soon???

    Not too many people predicted a 10-3 slopfest

    Hey! Matt Barkley warming up (Foles went to locker room).

  16. whitey:

    ST, can the JJJJJJJJJeeeeeeetttttsssss do it

  17. whitey:

    Jets missed FG, but but but get 2nd chance

  18. whitey:

    NE made huge boo boo like the warriors at unlv.

  19. whitey:

    Wow, fg is good, jjjjjjjjjjjeeeeeeetttttssssss up in ot

  20. whitey:

    Final, jjjjjjjjeeeeettttttsssss win.

  21. innocent observer:

    Colorado state handily beat Wyoming at home. don't believe that CS is a pushover. it will likely be a high scoring close game.

  22. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy !!!

  23. Jonj:

    St is there a reason I can't post from my work comp?? Or Is there something I can do to fix this?? Kinda frustrating typing on a phone. Thnx

  24. kapakahi:


    Saw Vele in the game on offense against UNLV.

  25. madeinhawaii:

    Wow.. Fresno State moved up to #15 this week. I guess all those upsets helped their cause.

  26. huh:


  27. huh:

    #23, stop being an a-hole

  28. Stephen Tsai:

    I think Harold Moleni and, maybe, Craig Cofer are the only true tight ends.
    The other guys are motion backs. I think there are times when Pu‘u-Robinson aligns wide.

  29. Stephen Tsai:

    A lot of times the alignment isn't the real starting point. It's a way to check defensive coverages. It's nothing new. When somebody moves, it's telling to see who moves or doesn't move.

  30. kev-1:

    ST . . . what's your straight up opinion on the QB situation? I appreciate some of what SS has to offer, but if TG is healthy, I feel like he should get the start.

    Does the starter lose his job to an injury? I mean, YES, SS has made big plays and led a couple of unsuccessful comebacks, but there is a lot to be desired also. I was intrigued with Coach Chow's response when the question was posed by Kekaula on Inside Access. By judging Chow's reaction, he had seemed to have thought SS is the guy. After Kekaula asked if the starter loses the job because of injury, Chow said something to the effect of "since you put it like that Robert, I'll have to look at it." (not a direct quote)

    What is your take? Do you have an off the fence answer? Not looking for the "I can see all three getting some time" type of an answer.

  31. ai-eee-soos:


  32. Warrior Dave:


    Wonder if FSU can get a BCS bid? More importantly, will members get a share??

  33. SteveM:

    RE: #31
    yum! Extra gravy, please... :roll:

  34. markazulu:

    How is Wily doing?

  35. markazulu:

    Wow and i didnt know Scott Harding is just a junior

  36. oneseason:

    Glad the team had the bye week. It doesn't look like roster size necessarily correlates to wins and losses, but 2012 and 2013 roster size are smaller than I remembered.

    Conf Conf
    Win Loss Win Loss Roster
    2001 9 3 5 3 104
    2002 10 4 7 1 95
    2003 9 5 4 3 105
    2004 8 5 5 4 114
    2005 5 7 4 4 114
    2006 11 3 7 1 107
    2007 12 1 8 0 115
    2008 7 7 5 3 118
    2009 6 7 3 5 118
    2010 10 4 7 1 118
    2011 6 7 3 4 119
    2012 3 9 1 7 106
    2013 0 6 0 4 104

  37. oneseason:

    crud. That should be ...

    year, win, loss, conference win, conference loss, roster size

  38. jeezy33:

    0-5 week FUHA.. What happened? I guess you're due next week

  39. A-House:

    yea for the Niners and off to mother England for a shot at the Jaguars!

    ST, we heard your "yell" way up here!!!!!!!!!

  40. A-House:

    1/2 way, but still waiting for 2014 continued commits to the Warriors

    hmmmmm, maybe errorbody beeshe with games

    kinda confusing with all the "red shirts" and "grey" shirts and etc, etc, etc.

    anymore transfers?

  41. A-House:

    very cloudy in the valley with lite sprinkles - cooling off for the winter.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Colonel -

    It feels like a sauna over on Puowaena. Winter can't come soon enough.

    Hope the Warriors come out firing. This is the game! ;)

  43. RedZone:

    Oh no Satele is down. Looks like a knee.

  44. Goin2Play:

    I was just looking back at some old posts....

    How about building a stadium at Kakaako Park?!

    We'll have the only college oceanfront stadium in the NCAA!!! Now if that doesn't brand and identify Hawaii, I don't know what will!!!

    When I see Waianae HS football field, I'm still in awe of how this beautiful and breathtaking this oceanfront field is!

    Parking structures could be built to support this stadium, which is definitely needed with all of the new buildings scheduled to be developed in the area (NOTE: These parking spaces could be rented out during eventless days to help revenue). In addition, hopefully a lot of new population density in the area could just walk to the stadium. Stadium would also be on the rail route for West Side residents, short commute for UH students, business district for advertising...etc.

    Just imagine....

  45. B. Gates:

    #23, my guess why you can't post from your work computer is probably not related to anything that ST can control, but probably more related to something that your computer or network environment at work is not able to do.

  46. boolakanaka:

    Aloha! All the different time zones have me getting up super early here in the UK.

    Much of this week's discussion was focused around the financial viability of our sport's program at UH, and specifically around football. With that in mind, the credit rating agency Moody's just released an all together interesting report this week on college sports programs.

    According to a report issued Friday from Moody's Investors Service, a vast majority -- 90 percent -- of college sports programs operate at a loss and require subsidies from the colleges, Moody's noted. Between 2008 and 2012, university subsidies funneled to sports programs increased by a median of 25 percent, according to the report. During roughly the same period, state spending on higher education declined by 28 percent, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities concluded in March, often resulting in higher tuition.

    Along those same lines, USA Today analysis published in July found that only 23 of 228 athletic departments at NCAA Division I public schools earned enough cash to cover their expenses in 2012. Schools spend more on each athlete than they do on each student, Think Progress reported in January, and money for sports teams is more likely to come from school subsidies if the program is not profitable.

    Dennis M. Gephardt, Moody's vice president, noted in the report that part of the reason universities spend so much is because they "pursue high-profile sports programs for the opportunity to increase brand recognition, student demand, and donor support."

    The growing commercial success of Division I sports is likely to lead to increased spending from universities on their athletic programs, Moody's said, as well as "costly improvements to their athletic facilities" in efforts to join new conferences.

  47. Shakingmyhead:

    46.....I find this post troublesome.....not only do student athletes get exploited but so do educational institutes. Who is slurping at this money trough? Coaches making millions, TV networks, NFL using it as a farm system etc. I know some will point out the scholarship issue and there is some truth to this but the huge commitment in terms of time and physical damage to the athletes body hardly makes it a grand bargain in my mind. I say pay football coaches no more than the highest paid professor at any institution and things will start to make sense. Failling this start to pay the players and quit this charade. I don't like Johnny Menziel but find it disgusting that he cannot sell his own autograph but others can cash in big time from his presence.

  48. cavewarrior:

    Denver-Indy game: will be interested if Denver #99 Vickerson gets fined by the league for (apparently?) intentionally twisting Samson Satele's knee during the extra point play. Put Samson out for the rest of the game.

  49. Dino:

    we have revenge games coming up against colorado st and san diego st.

  50. 3-Prong:

    ........and How 'Bout Dem Cowboys!

  51. ai-eee-soos:

    1st !!!

    for Oct. 21st.

  52. Slugger:

    Good early morning!


  53. Maddog50:

    Does anyone know what is up with Iosefa and Wily? Lets play this one and win it. Just FYI watched the wyoming csu game. Wyoming did not come out to play at all

  54. wasabi:
    Nc #2

  55. mo808:

    Good Monday Morning Folks!

  56. mo808:

    Wow! @54: Number 2, eh?

    Go Bows!

  57. oneseason:

    They got the age and conference wrong. Don't know how they calculate compensation, but it doesn't appear to be the base salary. The other stats seem accurate.

  58. 3-Prong:

    Finger crossed for standby return from