Onward

October 27th, 2013
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After last night's homecoming loss, when yet another comeback literally fell incomplete, the Rainbow Warriors are left to ponder:

• Sean Schroeder or Taylor Graham?

• The Warriors feel the need to run, but the running game needs help, mostly likely a set-up from the passing game.

• The Warriors have struggled exiting the intermission. On the opening drives of the third quarter, they average 3.4 plays for 6.0 yards and 1 minute, 14 seconds of possession time. Their overall third-quarter average is 5 minutes, 47 seconds.

• There are health concerns about defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii, who exited with an elbow injury. Bubba Poueu-Luna and TJ Taimatuia both did not play because of late-week injuries.

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Kudos to tight end Clark Evans, who played in the second half despite a sprained ankle and dislocated thumb, and Robert Kekaula, who endured flu-like symptoms For those keeping score, Kekaula was the fourth UH-affiliated hurler.

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Quotes:

Sean Schroeder: "It's going to happen some day. All I can say is 'thank you' to all the fans and supporters who stick with us. We're going to have our day in the sun."

Norm Chow: "I told the kids I love 'em. We have a tough road trip ahead. I don't look back. No way. We don't look in the rear-view mirror. ... We'll let everybody else do that."

116 Responses to “Onward”

  1. markazulu:

    I've found myself liking Sean Schroder more and more he seems like a good guy


  2. JustAsking:

    How does a team call timeout while on defense, and then get called for illegal substitution on the ensuing play? After a bye week? After 6 1/2 games?


  3. Warrior4Life:

    1st?


  4. kev-1:

    Sean Schroeder has great character, no doubt. But that's not my argument against him. All last year they were saying "it's going to happen."


  5. Old School Dave:

    Ivan Jasper.


  6. Old School Dave:

    That should be Ivin. Sorry, Ivin.


  7. kev-1:

    Graham played horribly against USC, then showed some improvement (in his play, not overall team performance) in his next two starts before he got injured. SS has not led this team to victories. I know he is not the only factor, but one nonetheless. Graham hasn't gotten a fair shot to come back. Sure, put him in cold and yank him after his first mistake.

    He needs to figure out how to get his mistakes excused like SS does.


  8. d1shima:

    I say Graham; more upside. Moves better in the pocket; keeps his eyes downfield. Given more reps widda receivers, improvement should sur"pass" the level possible with Schroeder.

    That said, enthusiasm is something for which one may need to dig deeper to find but just take heart with the effort being put forth on the field from start to finish.
    It is disheartening to see the frustration on the faces of the players as they come off the field after those "shoot yourself in the foot" moments but it's hard not to pull for them in the end when they keep coming soooo close.

    Hang in...Be a fan.


  9. chopsueyboy:

    This quote sounds like it came from Coach Chow...do coaches google somewhere to get their speeches or is it a UCLA thing?

    "I told the guys we played hard, but playing hard is not enough. We've got to get to the point of the football where we play efficiently, where we don't make mistakes at critical times, where we run the right route, we block the right guy, we keep the right leverage, we make the tackle," Mora said. "We have to be able to get to the point as a football where we do the things on a consistent basis that champions do. We're not there yet."


  10. markazulu:

    Kev-1 i did think that Graham threw a wonderful deep pass to vasques hayez that if he wasnt tripped up would've been a perfect strike for a td.


  11. UHfan808:

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


  12. Stephen Tsai:

    JustAsking:
    That was quite strange. It also was like the time when there was a delay after a timeout.


  13. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, kudos to UHfan808 for her flag-twirling abilities.


  14. Balko:

    I think we have to accept that we are who we have been: any quarterback is going to arrive at the same place because of the O-line, the defense, the coaching, injuries, et cetera.

    The good news, is it is extremely hard to keep losing despite the best efforts of our coaching staff. The odds, luck, opponent's mistakes and so on have to fall on our side at some point.


  15. markazulu:

    I cant believe how much pressure colorado state was getting on hawaii's final drive though Sean Schroder was getting hit on every play with them rushing only 3 guys


  16. Old School Dave:

    Maybe Chow can have his old mentor, LeVel Edwards give the team a pep talk when they travel to Utah prior to their game with USU this week. Problem is that most players probably don't know he Edwards is.


  17. markazulu:

    Chris Gant has played phenomenal though


  18. oneseason:

    The current inability UH football teams to qualify for bowl games is rare in itself, but the current situation is particularly bad because were weren't even close last year and this year risks being as bad.

    Year.....Coach....Points Needed for Bowl Game
    1999....Jones.....Bowl
    2000....Jones.....31
    2001....Jones.....Bowl
    2002....Jones.....Bowl
    2003....Jones.....Bowl
    2004....Jones.....Bowl
    2005....Jones.....4
    2006....Jones.....Bowl
    2007....Jones.....Bowl
    2008....Mac.......Bowl
    2009....Mac.......2
    2010....Mac.......Bowl
    2011....Mac.......2
    2012....Chow.....44
    2013....Chow.....3 (assuming current 0-7 record ends at 5-7)


  19. gobows:

    tyler kicked the ball perfectly straight on his missed fg. too bad he was kicking from the hash, which is outside the uprights. somebody should teach him about angles. his approach is flawed.


  20. Balko:

    The offensive line coach, Chris Naeole is a succinct example of the flip side of the adage, "If you can't do, teach." Meaning, his 11 years as an NFL coach don't necessarily mean he can coach (teach) young men how to be an effective offensive line player. So many local reporters were fawning over his hiring, but thus far, the outcomes of his work are clearly poor. Lest you think this is a player talent issue, many of the efforts this year are simply poor preparation for the defenses faced.

    For all you teachers out there, this may be a strange way of saying, your skills and abilities are quite valuable because we can clearly see what happens when they are not available to a person in a teaching position.


  21. A-House:

    al:

    your #310 from yesterday

    many apologies as I totally forgot to go see you and pay off my debt

    will make a written note for the 11/16 game!


  22. Balko:

    er...need some coffee, make that "his 11 years as an NFL *player* don't necessarily mean"


  23. gobows:

    i hope to see st juste returning kicks the rest of the way. he earned the respect of the csu coaches. gant has the top end speed, but too many times he put them in a hole inside the 20, 10, and 2. why did it take more than 6 games to make the switch?


  24. A-House:

    #9:

    if that's really the case with the Warriors, why are the starting players still starting/playing?

    surely, there are reserve players who can do all those things correctly or is the coaching staff so "hard headed" they will stick with the same players?


  25. A-House:

    WELCOME back to Tom and Mrs Mui!!!!

    Hope you had a fantastic time and returned in good health (not sick)!


  26. gobows:

    chow has forgotten more offense then all of us…and it shows. they have 1 (rb) running play, and thats straight ahead. no sweeps, no jumbo packages, no running from under center. their running plays take too long to develop and majority of the time the backs lack the ability to kick it outside. they should just throw a bomb on every play, get better chance at moving the ball.

    what was going on with tg's 1st play after a month on the sides. 5 wide and all going too long. that has stupid written all over it. if they wanted to test the shoulder, let him run a qb draw.


  27. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    I got the blahs ... but I would feel better with Graham.


  28. G-money:

    I say screw the tight end. Sorry. Put Gant, and Haynes on the outside, Harding & Stutz on the inside, and go with that. Pop in a tape from circa 2006/2007 and lettum run those plays. Those 4 right there are the best 4 some since that era, and yes, I mean all at the same time on the field (guarans get one wise bugga goin say one from dis team one from dat). Our O line us atrocious. Can't even stop a nose bleed. Yes, play calling was suspect but the line gotta block, period. What I'm saying is even the best play calling gets us squat if the O line can't block. We used to play almost a full game with only 4 wr's.. Why this regime seems to want to keep rotating guys every couple plays is beyond me. King, kirkwood, kemp, anguay, evans, they'll have their time. Shoot, make like Boise & design specific plays to those guys' strength. But the rotation reward does not appear to exceed the risk so I say quit doing that. Heck play the tight end if u please but then ditch the back cuz our rb's aren't finding holes between the tackles and only St. Juste seems to have enough speed back there to get to the edge.


  29. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I think we need to abandon the run to set up the pass mentality for now and this platooning of QBs. Lets not kid ourselves that opposing defenses are going nuts trying to figure out how to defend 3 QBs. Pick one and nuff, pau, stick wid'um already.

    The O-line didn't do great at pass protection, better than run blocking. 2 yards of rushing in the first half is just obscene. Overall O-line play last night was horrid though. Is it coaching or personnel? Let's air it out, go 4-wide more often and see what we can do.

    Our goal should still be to win every game the rest of the season, but I'd like to see Graham get the start from this point on to give him the experience for next year. Outside of that int, which I blame on dumb play calling, he seemed to do ok last night.


  30. Warrior Dave:

    Markazulu,

    I don't agree about Chris Gant. He drops a lot of balls and he needs to fight and hold on to the one he catches. I don't think its a learning moment when he drops a ball or gets it stripped from him.


  31. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Does anyone know if Jordan Wynn is calling plays?


  32. Warrior Dave:

    Balko, I agree with you 1000%. But I'm giving him till next season to prove himself. Let's see who he recruits to build up the oline. The media reporters weren't the ones all gaga about its hire. It's the fans who don't understand teaching.


  33. G-money:

    What kills me is why we go no huddle, but make ZERO adjustments at the LOS based on how the D lines up. Try watch, we get generally set (guys moving into position, etc.), while the qb gets the play, and once the play has been called, the qb calls for a snap within the next few seconds.. Often with plenty of time left on the play clock! Last nights qb (SS) didn't even bother to LOOK at the secondary before taking the snap! Did this all night! Maybe not every play but isn't that the point? Do it every play regardless of the play call? Not a single audible, and incredulously throwing into double coverage with guys running wide open against single coverage. This ain't the NFL where the db's are all professionals.. There has to be a weakness in the secondary, and should be scouted as such, but no apparent strategy other than run the play as it was called. This is my biggest problem with the coaching of this staff.


  34. Warrior Dave:

    #26 Gobows,

    To make matters worst, they gave him an empty backfield. Guess they wanted him to get hit.


  35. Warrior Dave:

    #31 IWWTHM,

    Haha good one! You think Chow is going to let anyone other than himself call plays. His ego will not allow it.


  36. Warrior Dave:

    One more thing I love is when we go no huddle, line up, pause and look to the sidelines for a play. Would be cool if we were moving the ball but it only throws our timing off resulting in offsides.


  37. 3-Prong:

    I'm with ST, Onward.....


  38. warriorsfan:

    As for the o-line it kinda strange, we had a running game when loyd and lefotu were in the game. take those two out and the running game is none existing.
    just strange


  39. Moocher:

    i want to know more about the in-fighting with coaches or the player and the family that had some kind of a spat in the crowd.


  40. jeezy33:

    32. I dont know how u can say u will wait till he gets his recruits.. If you watch Hawaii play now, its not a talent disparity as to why we lose... We have silly turn overs that lead to points to the opposing team. We produce unforced stupid penalties week in and week out. Not a recruits issue. Majority of all Hawaii problems are mental mistakes which fall back on coaching.... Anytime Hawaii tries to make a offensive substitution at QB, a negative play happens. Good coached teams dont have that problem constantly..


  41. Slugger:

    G'day, mates!

    Just play....

    Be a fan.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  42. gmahoney:

    Be a fan.


  43. Old School Dave:

    Maybe the change of scenery for the next two games (USU & Navy) will do the team some good.


  44. kev-1:

    If we weren't fans, we wouldn't care.


  45. Warrior Dave:

    #40,

    My comments were directed to Naole is a oline coach. I want to see who he brings in before passing final judgement as a oline coach. All your comments are issues other than oline play.


  46. markazulu:

    we're all frustrated players, coaches and fans i hope this team can put it together and win some games. Some fans wanna show tough love thats fine to


  47. kifi:

    I say we change the governor. An organization is always a reflection of it's leader. We need to make changes at the top. Find a new governor.


  48. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Be a fan!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVyrtzYklB0


  49. d1shima:

    The Gov?

    I'm not a fan.

    The Governors?

    Cheerio!


  50. d1shima:

    Whitey / duffer!

    Sent you folks email. (hope I had the addy right!)


  51. NotNasti:

    39. Moocher: I sit in the same section as Marcus Malepeai's family. You have frustrated fans mixed in with the players' families. Shigematsu's relatives were directly in front of me. So you have (drunk) frustrated fans taking out their anger by yelling at the coaches and the team. Families tend to take exception to that kind of behavior, especially when they see their sons playing their hearts out. Remember UH QB Glenn Freitas wading into the stands to come to his family's aid? While the cops were trying to sort things out, Malepeai saw what was going on and had to be restrained by his teammates. If not, he would have jumped into the stands and all hell would have broken loose. I must say that the defense played much better after that episode. I hardly ever criticize the team, as I'm not on the field, not putting in the time in the weight room and on the practice field, but I would NEVER criticize the team inside the stadium, because you never know who you might offend.


  52. NotNasti:

    Not that it would have made a difference, but did anyone notice that after the second to the last play was ruled an incompletion, the game clock that showed 7 seconds, was started prior to the snap, and was at 2 seconds at the time of the snap.


  53. Boya_jr:

    The clock kept running during the Frenso St come back despite player going out of bounds.


  54. d1shima:

    Player support shows up in the form of families dressing for game day with the family name printed boldly across the back (and sometimes front) of t-shirts.

    Anyone who disparages a player thus represented does so at his/her own peril.


  55. Old School Dave:

    Liquid courage. Some people just no learn.


  56. jeezy33:

    45. I see. O line play hasn't been that bad so Naeole is the least of my worries I think. Every position I thought would be the weakest links have improved more than I expected and areas I thought we were fine at are a lot worse than I expected...

    Everyone expected SS to be bad. He's been okay. Good for the deep ball. Weak on the intermediate throws and passes over the middle. His throws on the screens take way too long to get there allowing the D to react to screens. Still inconsistent over the course of a game.. But overall, SS exceeded my expectations.. TOs still haunt though.

    Lakalaka has regressed in my opinion. He doesn't have the ability to cut in holes or set up blocks to cut it outside.... His runs up the middle basically get stuffed everytime because he is strictly north/south without the burst. Our best blocking RB so I can see why he is in the game. I still prefer more DSJ.

    LB play has been awful. I thought we were going to be strong but aside from JGW, LB play has been poor. Laurel effective on pass rushing situations. Not good in coverage. Julian Gener is missed a lot.

    Our CB play has been pretty bad... Too much big plays given up and tackling is suspect. Opposing teams can run cross patterns all day on us and we have trouble stopping it.

    Overall, I like the talent on this team. Lot of young guys contributing like Trayvon, DSJ, JGW, Nequan, Marrell, Kemp(last night), Kennedy T, and Kwamane Bowens. Our coaching staff has failed in every aspect of the game though. When your coaches and leadership fails, your team doesn't win..


  57. Old School Dave:

    UNLV beat Nevada yesterday (now 5-2, 2nd place). Nevada's new chrome helmets (from a donor) didn't seem to help. UH seems to have a tendency of turning around the fortunes of "other" teams. USU has a true freshman QB who replaced Chucky Keaton. I'm afraid that he may also have a breakout game vs UH.


  58. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    What frustrates me? We have seen them play excellent in all phases of the game at different times during the season. When we see them playing that same way for an entire game, hitting on all cylinders, they can play with anybody. We just need to see a complete game. Still a fan, and love the Warriors. More than anything, I want so see them win for their own sake. It's in them.

    We are all fans here. Bless the ties that bind!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  59. NotNasti:

    54. d1shima: IMO the guy getting into it with the Malepeai ohana put his family at peril. He was there with his wife, infant child, toddler and gramps. As they were being escorted by HPD out of the stands, gramps had a hard time making it up the stairs.


  60. jeezy33:

    58. Exactly why majority of the fans are fed up with the coaching... Lack of consistency while the talent is there to win.


  61. Konoman1:

    Kev-1 again I agree with you . TG needs to get more game experience and was not given a fair chance. SS was adequate but you gotta admit the fumble killed us!!! We should have been up 14-0 instead of down.. Gant should have fought for that ball!!!


  62. kev-1:

    It doesn't matter what anybody SAYS. There is no excuse for being attacked. The guy was probably drunk, an idiot, or just doesn't know how to shut his mouth. But the families of players need to show restraint. That makes them no better.

    Say what you want to me. The moment I hit you, I have taken it to another level and I would be in the wrong.


  63. kev-1:

    Konaman . . . Yup. I have no problem advocating for TG to get more time. If he doesn't get significant game time this year, we will be in the exact same position with the QB next year.


  64. RB:

    Drop the "Rainbow" from the name and UH will get that first win. UH was doing ok with Warriors but as soon as they go to "Rainbow" warriors it's Von Appen years all over again.


  65. Old School Dave:

    USU will have its 25,000 seat stadium filled with the HURD leading the cheers.

    http://www.usu.edu/hurd/


  66. babo:

    Only reason the Warriors have these 4th quarter "runs" is because the other team is up so much, they put in their 3rd string players.

    It truly is sad...


  67. kev-1:

    No one else sees it as a problem if your coach needs to put in another QB for the hail mary because your starter (who used to be the back up before the starter got hurt but has kept the job despite going 0-3 since he took over) can't make the throw?


  68. babo:

    #67 - His helmet came off the play before, he had to leave for one snap. it's da rule.


  69. kev-1:

    No. The last play. Coach put in TG and even Chow said is was because of his arm.


  70. Warrior fan:

    I agree.. Drop the "Rainbow" and go back to Warriors & we will start winning again


  71. obachan:

    Onward certainly...upward or downward is the big question.


  72. babo:

    #69 - Oops, my apologies..... You are right Kev-1.


  73. gobows:

    #71

    can't go too much more down.

    #OWEN7


  74. kev-1:

    no worries babo. I'm not trying to harp on the play of SS. I respect him a lot. In my mind have moved past wins this season and am thinking of next year. TG needs game time.


  75. sdbowfan:

    Not looking back is when you are WINNING!!

    If you are LOSING you should look back to see what the hell happened and how you can fix it. It will also build a FIRE in your belly that this team needs. NO FIRE.


  76. tom-warriornation:

    why do we keep running up the middle; when they keep stuffing it? at least we should do swing passes to St. Juste and have him go outside; or do more screen passes to offset their strong pass rush (think I only saw one screen pass). why don't we do man in motion prior to the snap to see what kind of defense they are doing? where are the trick plays; pass from a RB or a fake sweep with a pass back to the other side (to someone who can either pass downfield or run it).


  77. UHfan808:

    From yesterday's 32:

    Marleysdad:
    October 26th, 2013 at 10:54 am
    They should play this video before every game & during halftime.

    http://youtu.be/rcKtlie_yKI

    The sack man cometh.

    Wow, how about that Al Noga! What a beast! Katoosh here katoosh there katoosh everywhere!!! Hehehe :mrgreen:

    Thanks for the link, Marleysdad! :)


  78. UHfan808:

    It's dark and pouring raining cats n dogs!


  79. UHfan808:

    Back to yesterday's 32 -

    I'd be inspired watching that video in the locker room before the game and during halftime and I'm only 5'2"!

    Hehe

    Crazy me :p


  80. UHfan808:

    Btw, mebbe dis big rain .. Ooooh and now big thunda and lightning .. Will scare the rest of the 0's away for the Warriors' remaining season!

    Alrighty! I'd go for that!


  81. Buffoman:

    After watching that video lets just call yourself the Rainbows. If we have to announce that we are Warriors maybe that's the problem. Guys like Mr.Noga were Rainbows and folks knew they faced a warrior.


  82. UHfan808:

    But seriously,

    Agree with you, Polymom, that it's psychological.

    Yesterday's 273:

    PolyMom:
    October 26th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    Warrior NY I was thinking the same thing about SS.

    All these games are soooo close. It's a psycholigal problem now. We need a Sports Psychologist ASAP. They need to get their mental game together.

    Yesterday's 292:

    Poly Mom:
    October 26th, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    Baiko I got to disagree with you. We need someone like Dr. Saul Miller to get the boys head back into the game. Are you getting phone calls after the game from a player who feels Luke a loser? I've had that call acouple of times this season. The boys are down. But let me say this...they WANT to win!!!!

    I think we will win when we we WARRIOR FANS figure out to be a FAN.

    Did you guys take Psychology 101 class in college?

    Remember what they said about self-fulfilling prophecies?! :(

    We have to be careful of what we say and how we say it!

    We definitely wouldn't want the team, players, or coaches to catch wind of any of those ideas!

    Right?


  83. Moocher:

    kev-1
    there's no problem in letting tg throw the long pass. its the same like saying in short yardage teams may take out their speedster and put in the bruiser. some teams on ultra-long field goals may use a different kicker.

    the team needs wins and SS has the best chance to get those wins.
    I do agree, next year will be a problem because the QB will low on experience.

    if you are chow, what do you do...listen to the cries of fans to get a win (let SS play) or develop a QB and risk almost certain losses along with risking the QB getting injured for next year because the line can't protect well.

    playing SS is the right thing to do. its going to be up to TG to get it all together and be ready for next season. i wouldn't worry too much about next season. for sure chow will have talent all over the field to give TG everything he needs to succeed.

    the hard part is getting through the season. it'll all come together 100% guaranteed :)


  84. kev-1:

    Moocher,
    I understand what you present. I'm just not convinced that SS gives us the best chance to win. He hasn't. Period. Before TG got hurt, the entire offense was playing poorly, yet he still showed signs of improvement. SS has come in and played tough but has not won. So why doesn't the starter who got hurt get his job back? Now that the offense plays a bit better, it would be nice to see how TG does.

    It's whatever at this point though. No point in me whining about it. I've done that enough for one day. If its gonna be SS, fine. I just don't agree.


  85. d1shima:

    Speaking of Cheerio...

    Happy Birthday LongTimeUHFan.

    Miss you man. :-(


  86. Babo:

    #82 Agree, there are fans in which I am one, and then there are what I call the "blind followers" who think that a 0 - 7 start and a 53-9 loss are "building blocks" for the future. LOL. Yes, I know they didn't get beat by that score yesterday, but if it wasn't for Colo ST's second and third string put in late, then it might have been.

    We are all fans, some of us just realize when we are cheering for a stinky product.. LOL...

    Aloha all!


  87. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Uhfan808,

    I love your positivity =). Go World!


  88. obachan:

    Love that Fa'ataupati (slap dance) Noga does after sacking the QB.


  89. 3-Prong:

    Colton at bat!


  90. 3-Prong:

    Pinch runner sorry!


  91. Former UH Athlete:

    What a rough two days for UH...

    Saturdays loss and now fellow Former UH Athlete Kolten Wong just got picked off at first to end the game. Wong got caught wrong footed and Uehara made a quick move and nailed him.

    Fighting Victorinos win and World Series tied 2-2


  92. hightide:

    Looks like we are stuck with this coach at least for another year. The A.D. Ben Jay says we need to be patient. Can the athletic dept afford to lose another 3 ,4 million.?
    Losing is a habit,winning is a habit.


  93. jjay:

    FIRE CHOW.. THE PROGRAM IS PATHETIC.. HE AND HIS CREW HAS TO GO.


  94. AllG:

    Shigematsu had worst game of his career! He wasn't even slowing down the pass rusher on his side. He needs to be put on the bench


  95. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    Long day yesterday and today. Just got done putting a tarp over the garage, in prep of any rains. Got a little leak somewhere up there. Gotta get the temporary fix up there until we can redo it.

    Echoing what some have said throughout the season, as well as today...

    We've been close in every game, but have had certain problems pop up at the most inopportune times. We are just a couple of plays away from an opposite season. Just gotta put it all together consistently, and keep the penalties out, especially the bonehead, coach-related ones.

    Gotta have faith and keep your heads in the game. Can still close out the season with a strong run.


  96. gobows:

    they should move ben clarke to guard, he seems to be one of the more aggressive (tougher) linemen. its a waste to use him at center, just like john estes, most plays he goes against air and not able to help the outside.

    don't know if its technique or toughness, but the o line sure loses more often than wins.


  97. cocobean:

    Babo. Other than part of the FSU game, all the teams kept their normal defensive rotation throughout the game. I don't know how you can say the comebacks were against 2nd - 3rd teamers.


  98. question for answers please:

    how bout chris gant on one side and stutz on the other? anyone thing that is a good idea. or stuz at slot? teams know gant is our #1. he is gona need some help. also, iosefa should medical redshirt. lets have him for next year.

    i still think chow is gona do it next season. thoughts


  99. cocobean:

    reality is a bitch 0-7.

    Another loss I put on the coaches. I preface what i am about to say by saying I think our staff puts in more hours on the job than any other staff in the MWC. They're the hardest working group there is.

    Having said that I don't think this staff knows how to win and it starts from the top. The existing team culture is just not condusive to winning. An old coaching adage is player mistakes - mental and physical errors are teachable moments. It's part of the coach's job to have players learn from their mistake(cause and consequences) and not make the same mistake again. It seems the players are not learning from their mistakes and continue to make them. What makes the situation worst is the coaches are not learning from their own mistakes.

    Time for Chow to instill into his team's culture more accountability and consistency. He should slow down expanding the play book. He should concentrate on getting better execution on the plays he already has then add in some new wrinkles.


  100. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    I don't know how people can say the o-line is the least of the worries when sean shroeder was getting pressured and sacked off a three man rush.


  101. Moocher:

    it'll all come together. my concern is that when the team does start to when will people show up and sell out the stadium consistently. it didn't happen during colt's years.

    i know why the team is doing bad. you see, UH doesn't really want PPV, so if they put a bad product on the field there won't be any PPV contracts. THEN UH can make a better deal.

    yeah, i know stoooooopid. hehehe

    hey, but when you listen to chow speak sounds like he got some internal issues going on that are starting to surface.


  102. kapakahi:

    #45,

    Probably not reasonable to expect Naeole to bring in top-notch OL recruits for the next 2014 recruiting class given the way the season is going......along with the down year for quality local HS OL prospects.

    Since only Naeole's first year as the OL coach......and with recruiting, will probably take at least another season to see how the OL develops......given that Naeole is the 3rd different OL coach in past 3 seasons for next season's junior & senior OL returnees (Afusia, Dew, Loyd, Shigematsu; except Clarke).

    Hearing that true frosh OG Dejon Allen and OT Elijah Tupai (both redshirting this season) should both be in the heat of the competition to be part of the OL rotation next 2014 season.


  103. kev-1:

    Moocher,

    The fact that UH has never really been able to sell out Aloha Stadium consistently, even during the Colt years, is not a knock on the fans or the program. It simply proves that a 50,000 seat venue is too large for University to be expected to fill. Comparable programs to UH are more in the 30,000-40,000 seat range. Boise St. and Nevada are like 37,000.


  104. Warrior Dave:

    #102 Kapakahi,

    So you're saying to give coach Naole yet another year? Top oline men don't only come from Hawaii. My clock on him is ticking. I hope he proves himself next year. Love to see the local boys succeed but can't make excuses if any coach can't cut it. JMHO.


  105. ALLAN:

    HAWAII LOOKS LIKE A POP WARNER TEAM.


  106. Moocher:

    ok,,,,,,
    then i say this, kev-1 you are 100% correct.

    So why don't we just sell 30,000 seats for the game and configure the remaining seats or a section where it becomes something that can earn money.

    would businesses be interested in buying space on some sort of seat jacket where the seats are partially covered with some sort of fitted jacket or attached pockets facing the rear with a business name and particulars on it? where a business can leave calling cards and fans can simply take a few. yeah i know we fishing. but sometimes fishing in waters no one went to can get you the best fish :)

    perhaps pizza hut flyers or things like that...and of course they'd pay to put their flyer in the seat jacket. $1 more is $1 more.

    stadium already knows what seats were bought so they know where to place the adverts (i know, the last minute walk-ups)...if i see a 10% discount coupon or something from starbucks good up till Jan 31 2014 in the pocket of a jacket on the seat in front of me...i'm taking as many as i can get and give it to people for christmas...becos i'm the moocher :)

    if the stadium yes is too big, then what can the unused space be transformed into to make money?


  107. Inyoface:

    I say start TG the rest of the season. We need the media to know who is next year for the MWC media day.


  108. Slugger:

    Good morning, gang!

    Hope the guys who are ailing get well soon. The Big Guy should be better by this weekend.

    GO RAINBOW WARRIORS!!!


  109. RedZone:

    Cheerio!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je0qL_Ag5ho


  110. Stephen Tsai:

    Time to have a contest. Check out today's blog.


  111. Ipu Man:

    Thank you players and fans who stick by you.
    Some of the comments on this blog will make promising high school players
    rush into the arms of mainland recruiters...


  112. kapakahi:

    #104. Warrior Dave,

    JMHO that the primary reason for the continued problems with the OL isn't because of the talent.....but because of the musical chairs with the OL Coach position......3 different OL coaches in the past 3 seasons......which hasn't helped with the continual development of the current OL players. Keeping Naeole as the OL Coach will help to establish some continuity.....that hasn't been there the past 3 seasons......towards developing the talent of the newer OL players.

    Unlike offensive skill positions where physical talents can prevail......for example, Kirkwood, Kemp, Haynes all 1st year players at WR), OL prospects (whether from high school or JC ranks) usually need to be developed through coaching in order to ready to play on this level. Other Ben Clarke & Mike Milovale, not many 1st year player (whether from high school or JC ranks) ever started on the OL......so probably just not reasonable to expect much from any new 1st year OL recruits next season.....whether from Hawaii, Samoa or the mainland.

    OL talent is typically developed......through coaching......and not just recruited.


  113. jeffdman2000:

    Recruits should go to UT San Antonio instead...we suck


  114. jeffdman2000:

    FIRE CHOW NOW, FIRE CHOW NOW.

    That is the new shirt...anyone want one?


  115. Johnny Smith:

    Just give the ball to Scott Harding.

    Every play.


  116. Papololoco:

    #57... If Morgan Freeman was the QB for UTU he would have a breakout game against UH.