DT's status uncertain

November 3rd, 2013
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The Rainbow Warriors should have a better understanding today about defensive tackle Saui Matagiese's knee injury. It was feared that he suffered ligament damage.

He will undergo an MRI in Salt Lake City. He is expected to stay with the team the remainder of this 10-day trip. If he is unavailable to play against Navy, freshman Kennedy Tulimasealii will be promoted to his spot.

Matagiese is one of the undisputed leaders of the team. His story — a Kauai native who relinquished a scholarship from Portland State to walk on at UH — is inspiring to those with college-football dreams.

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We're not in Hawaii anymore …

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159 Responses to “DT's status uncertain”

  1. Boya_jr:

    Get well Saui! Hope the team heals up this week. I'm actually excited for the team trip to DC. What a great experience. I haven't had the chance to visit our nation's capital. Take it all in stride. Go Warriors!


  2. KahukuRR4L:

    Top 5!


  3. koakane:

    Aloha Sunday 808


  4. NYUHTx:

    Hoping Matagiese's injuries are minor and all Warriors heal quickly.

    I've been a SS fan but its time to prep for next year. Also I'm worried about his health. He took a beating yesterday.


  5. My take:

    Losing is one thing, blowouts is another. Time to gather the search committee. Hopefully they can prevent the emotional pick and hire a coach who has his (stuff) together.


  6. LizKauai (iPad):

    Healing Energy and prayers for all.... Esp Saui!


  7. mo808:

    Good Morning Folks!
    Get well soon Saui!
    Go Bows! Beat Navy!


  8. kev-1:

    You can tell the impact of Saui. When he was down, the players were there. They were concerned. No question he is one of the leaders of this team. I wish him well.


  9. Moocher:

    sorry to start it off, i mean someone will.

    i'm getting the impression chow is starting to chirp a bit. meaning on the last inside access he made reference to salaries and the coaches. in yesterday's interview he talked about Utah st. and the "commitment" they made to the facilities and football...cant help to think that was a shot at UH.


  10. Wes'side Warrior:

    Oh no! Healing prayers for everyone!

    Morning, Gang!

    The sun rose!

    Sure do miss the 4 seasons. Don't miss the stoopid drivers that come out when the roads get bad, though. Be safe out there, ST!

    Have a great day, everyone!


  11. Moocher:

    there's even a fire norm chow facebook page too.
    recruiting will take a hit for sure


  12. Wes'side Warrior:

    He knew the task at hand when he took the job... the culture, the obstacles, etc. Can't use it as an excuse when others before him have had success. He wants more, then he has to work for it... find those new mega-donors, etc., etc.


  13. RainbowCliff:

    Good morning Tsaiko Nation, hope the young DT Saui Matagiese knee injury over the course of time heals for him so he may be able to return playing the sport he loves and for the Rainbow Warriors. Knee injuries are tough as I had tendinitis in both my knees during my last 2 seasons which really took away from playing my "all out effort game" as playing in pain is no joke, very disheartening when you know you can play so much better as injuries just plain old SUCKS !

    As for 0-8 not much more to say as it is a very TRYING season for the team, coaches and especially LOYAL fans here who are just disappointed to the results of what we see today and just an AWFUL thought with 4 games remaining it could be 0-12 which I really hope and PRAY will not happen.

    LOSING good folks as I KNOW can be a dark hole in which you as a competitive athlete can give your ALL to try every effort to stop it but when faith is lost and confidence in your leaders who are PUBLICLY maligned and questioned on their abilities then what takes place is what you have now anger, disappointment and excuses as certainly nothing like this was ever expected at the beginning of this football season. With the comments Norm Chow has made recently it seems he is frustrated and disappointed more then any one else on the results and soul searching for him on whether or not to continue I know can be heavy on the mind as he certainly has his PRIDE as we all know on his legendary status as a Coaching Offensive Guru at winning football programs.

    With four games left and really just looking for ONE game to come off the lost column I am still going to be there for them and CHEER them on as I know each player and coaches do not want the utter thought of an 0-12 season so good folks of Tsaiko Nation let's strap up our shoe laces and tie them real tight it's down to the wire for our BELOVED team and WE have to do the only thing for them "LET'S GO BOWS" as fan support is needed BADLY and you GREAT folks of Tsaiko Nation are just that "loyal and true fans to the "H"!

    Have a WONDERFUL Sunday morning in Paradise and remember "so stick to the fight when your heart is hit, it's when things seems worst that you mustn't quit".

    Don't quit on our boys they need us !

    Imua Warriors !


  14. Spisskyhrad:

    Arrogance and ego = blindness to change = it's Bush's fault = no hope = no change.

    When will this end?? How much damage is going to be allowed??

    Chow is the WORST coach in Hawaii history. His losing record, his recruiting, his assistants, his offense, his purging of Mac's personnel and players. Tic tic tic Chow time.........


  15. Ipu Man:

    Wishing ST and Chow and players a rainbow filled trip.
    And a rainbow for every one in Hawaii.
    Go Warriors and beat Navy...gently.


  16. Moocher:

    i suppose the rush to get in the MWC and have chow, a "safe" coach that knew the lay of the land in the MWC on paper was the right call. I guess chow was supposed to help hawaii navigate its way through the MWC.


  17. whitey:

    good morning tsaikos and enjoy another great day in paradise.


  18. lava:

    GO NAVY! GO OPPONENTS!


  19. PONO:

    Good luck to the boys on the east coast.


  20. Old Diver:

    The repetitive list of excuses by Norm Chow followed by the "we aren't making excuses" is reflective of the repetitive loses. Time for a new script and perhaps a new coach.


  21. Tony-Man:

    This morning 'And so it goes story' had it wrong: "The Rainbow Warriors had no answers in Utah State's 47-10 smackdown..." That 'politically correct' statement should have read: "Coach Norm Chow had no answers in Utah State's 47-10 smackdown..." As stated, that sentence reads as if the players are at fault. They certainly are not. They show up - everyday - even with the inevitable loss they will face. Talk about manning-up. Then watch Chow's predictable and tired cliche excuses on the news this weekend, next weekend, the weekend after that... It's just like his coaching. Tired and predictable. The CBS commentators had it correct yesterday during the game when they said: "Their plays are so predictable. They need new schemes".


  22. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    At this point, I really have nothing to say about the game or the football program in general. I'm pretty much beyond frustration and disappointment. I thought I'd be upset about the coaching or play but I'm just like "whatevers" already.

    My hope is that we get through this season as quickly as possible, avoid any more injuries, and for the coaches to prepare to address the mounting issues at all levels during the off-season.

    Good Luck for the rest of the season.


  23. tom mui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Does Lava also cheer on the Taliban, Terrorist, mass-murderers too?

    I will support any Hawaii's team, win or lose. We might question the abilities of the coaches to lead but should never question the heart and soul who go out on the field to play.

    To encourage our opponents to beat us is not a Hawaii fan.

    And since I am on the soap box, POLYMOM is a huge supporter of Hawaii's football team, emotionally and financially. She and her family were at the Marriott where the football team was stranded because of the LAX shooting up to the point where the team departed on their flight to Utah. She acted as a cheerleader giving emotional support to the team and even offered to pay for the team's meal there (thank God she did not - might be violation of the NCAA rules). The point being that she cheered the team on and gives financial support to the team.

    Wish people like LAVA would do the same. This Blog is for supporters of the Rainbow Warriors - we don't have to drink kool-aid but we don't have to wish them ill.


  24. Balko:

    With Ben Jay saying that he and Norm Chow are breaking the "bamboo ceiling" I wonder if Chow and Jay will try to re-frame the losses as evidence of latent discrimination in the system rather than a reflection on Chow's abilities: i.e., discriminatory-based lack of support from UH and donors are the "real" reason for the failures.


  25. Boya_jr:

    I think this past game has done it for me. I hope Coach retires at the end of the season. He will still be a great coach in my eyes and someone from Hawaii who I am proud of. Just, UH football needs a corporate turnaround, and that only happens with new leadership with a mandate to make changes (can't just be new assistant coaches). Granted, I was really rooting for a change in fortunes, but UH doesn't have the luxury of a big PAC 12 tv deal, cash flow that insulates the program through down cycles in demand, so we need to really be able to adapt quickly when we go off course financially. We have a great fan base and tradition, but we can't perpetually draw down on reserves. In the NFL, things like a new stadium tends to increase revenues up to 50%. A cheaper move like a new coaching direction, should give our revenue a nice bump. I'm worried about turnover both in staff and players, too much is no good. A period of stability helps rebuild programs, which is why we can't waste another year. Kind of contradicting myself, I do believe though a gamer at QB (Tuileta, Zwehlan) if they produce, would make any coach look good. Anyhow, personally, I'm seeing clear lines now between my emotional attachment and what we got to do. Always Go Warriors!


  26. nanakuli:

    I hope Chow has the tape of Hawaii stopping Navy with Coach Aranda's defense.


  27. Balko:

    Tom Mui - Careful, you make it sound like Polymom may have been unwittingly committing NCAA infractions since her son started playing for UH. That would be the icing on the cake for this program.


  28. erich:

    Chow has now made comments to at least two outlets in recent days (CBS Sports -- referenced during the 4th Q of the game broadcast and the Desert News) indicating he's questioning whether he's cut out to be head coach.

    If he has doubt about his fire and passion for coaching, he needs to step down for the sake of the players. It must be very discouraging to read comments like Chow's when you're giving your all on the field.


  29. Old School Dave:

    I have to say that USU looks like a different team from a physical standpoint compared to when UH last played them in 2011. Their players are faster, quicker, more athletic, and more physical. Many people commented on how much the facilities have improved at USU since UH last played there in 2010. Bottom line is the commitment and support a university has to its football program. Of course a lot of this is driven by the fact that Utah and BYU have made upgrades to their facilities. Keep in mind that USU is a state university.


  30. Former UH Athlete:

    Tough news about Matagiese... He's been one of the better players on defense this year. One of the few who have been consistent game in, game out.

    Consistency has been the defenses's bugaboo this year... They make good plays, then seemingly on many 3rd downs, somebody forgets or messes up their assignment in coverage and allow a WR to run wide open. It's either somebody just gets burned in man or there's a miscommunication in zone (when WRs go from one zone to another).

    I checked the defensive stats and UH created 12 tackles for loss. That's a fantastic number, in fact, Hawaii is #2 in the nation for TFL. Crazy because Missouri, the best DLine in the nation, is averaging 1.7 fewer TFL. I know the defense is on the field way too long, but they are making plays. They just aren't consistently making plays.

    But they seem to follow a good play with a bad one and give up what they gain. Whether it's a penalty or a defensive breakdown. UH has been exceptionally poor at defending 3rd and long this year. Those are the killers that leads to the lopsided TOP each week. What should be a fairly easy stop and punt turns into a drive extender and the opponent runs more plays and clock. Mentally it's gotta be demoralizing to the let the opponent off the hook and it seems like the defense has a letdown after allowing a 3rd and long to be converted.

    That's been the status quo for the year....


  31. kev-1:

    Greg Salas sighting. Nice reception on a WR screen. Looks like he will be getting some significant playing time due to WR injuries.

    Show um what you got Greg!!!!


  32. NorthShoreFan:

    Healing energy to Kuuliko Carvalho & Saui Matagiese. Things like this reminds me that this game is played by young men and is a high risk sport. To have to hear and read the negative comments about our kids really kills me. He should have, nail that guy, take his head off, tackle that guy etc. I don't think the boys purposely try to lose a game. Each week I see great effort but...the wins will come.

    I hope I don't hear coach saying..."we got to get better at that"..."we should have.."...."we need to address"....on Inside Access program. I'd like to hear what they plan to do to address all the "we should have...we need to....we got to" I hope the Big Kahuna put the questions to coach and get answers or plans on "how to" or "this is how we will".
    The Big Kahuna has got to stop leading the coach into a "soft" reply. If it really is Inside Access then please have the viewing audience get a real inside view.

    all pau now...soap box wen broke....almost fall down.....whoa!


  33. markazulu:

    I was a believer in chow but after hearing the cbs guys say chow told them he's not sure if this Head Coaching gig is for him then complain about travel and all this what not. I get it though but Chow needs to realize the schemes on offense and defense need to be looked at because i think the last like 5 games we gave up 500+ yards on defense and offensive play calling is predictable and we are not consistent because we have no sense of identity he wants the run to set up the pass but you have proven you cant do that yet he still believes he can. I'll keep cheering but its getting harder when you hear the head coach is doubting himself.


  34. NorthShoreFan:

    #33...now that would be a good first question for the Big Kahuna to ask....yeah...


  35. markazulu:

    I'm glad chow has ran some trick plays and what not but Chow needs to realize he NEEDS A COORDINATOR on offense he cant do both.


  36. NorthShoreFan:

    Chow is a good coach but will need to surround himself with great coaches, let them coach and then make the final decisions on what they will do...imho

    one game I saw a head coach get into it with his assistant coach on the bad use of the clock and time out. Dude was red in the face screaming at the assistant....that's holding people accountable.


  37. Old School Dave:

    Best wishes to Saui and a speedy recovery. Bottom line is that it's the players that count the most.

    Just have to regroup and prepare for Navy's option. Keep on fighting, Warriors!!

    I was reading a book about American Prisoners of War and how they survived when they should have died. The interesting point made by the survivors was that the prisoners who started feeling sorry for themselves and lost the will to live were usually first ones to die. The prisoners who somehow maintained their will to live, often due to their hatred of their captors, survived. Of course I'm not trying to draw a parallel between war and college football, but the lessons are worth noting as far as dealing with adversity and hardships.


  38. NorthShoreFan:

    Need to believe tomorrow is better, need to believe in your team, need to believe you better than the results, need to believe we will win.

    Imua Warriors!


  39. markazulu:

    Hope Saui is ok though and heals up


  40. Balko:

    Regarding the tackles for loss (TFL) stats, keep in mind that TFL is a indicator of undisciplined play when viewed with an eye on total yards allowed. If the latter is low, reasonable chances are being taken, if not, it it likely the Defensive Coordinator is gambling a lot, and/or the players are not "staying home" on their assignments (e.g., not losing outside contain, etc) and getting too far up field. Its a high risk/reward scenario which describes the UH defense.


  41. PONO:

    It's nice to see that Salas is having a good day for the JETS.


  42. PONO:

    Some UH Fb cheer on this gloom and doom day.


  43. UHfan808:

    Good day-immediately-after-da-game-day morning, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers! ^_^


  44. cocobean:

    0-8 is on Chow and staff. As a coach you are who your record says you are. The players deserve better leadship. The staff was got to regroup. Chow should hold a no holds barred staff meeting where everyone can freely express themselves. In my view one of Chow's weak points as a leader is not holding the people below him accountable for their performance. He doesn't get on coaches for not correcting/improving things that are within that coach's area of responsiblity. He's got to coach up his coaches. I've heard people say the team(players) has yet to gel together. Maybe the reality is Chow and Co. has yet to gel as a staff.


  45. UHfan808:

    Geez, Tsai-ko and Lurk-er peeps,

    OMGoodness, don't go down the hopelessness path

    Keep strong for the team

    They're adults and have to figure it all out for themselves

    You wouldn't want anyone to micromanage you in your work so don't micromanage them

    :mrgreen:


  46. WarriorNY:

    Hey guys,
    Looks like Greg Salas is getting some much deserved PT here with the Jets. He's having a pretty good game.


  47. Stephen Tsai:

    Utah is very nice when it's covered (with snow), sort of like the Kardashians are nicer covered up.


  48. markazulu:

    I know what you mean UHfan808 but id also know if im not getting the job done then i expect to be critiqued.


  49. Jonj:

    Wow lava now u cheering for the other team?!? No worries I forgive u. Chows play calling and coaching has got us all alittle loopy and insane at times. Same for u FUHA. Wanting our team to send in the scout teamers to target knees and ruin the other teams season. Alil bit harsh. But in your defense chow is clearly making it easy for us to plea insanity! Haha


  50. wasabi:

    I'm positive! The team can't do any worse with another coach. These kids deserve a positive coach with the energy and enthusiasm to WIN!!!!! Is that being supportive...I think so. Some do not....


  51. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Healing prayers for Saui and all injured Warriors!

    A special aloha shout to our Big Apple brother, WarriorNY!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  52. tom mui:

    BALKO:

    PolyMom does not have a son playing for UH.

    Hopefully she has NOT done anything that the NCAA says is a "no-no".
    (Close but no cigar!)


  53. tom mui:

    General Eisenhower had a written statement in his pocket during the D-Day invasion of Europe where he accepted the blame if the invasion had failed - a note written by and known only to himself.

    Leaders often may have self-doubts but keep it to themselves.

    But to reveal doubts in public?


  54. tom mui:

    Best wishes to Saui Matagiese and all our wounded Warriors.

    BEAT NAVY!


  55. UHfan808:

    48 markazulu

    Yes, definitely. Critique should be productive rather destructive

    Like what a normal person would say to their spouse or kids in order to get them to change their ways or behavior

    Ppl are not motivated to change by our yelling or scolding ppl saying we hate them or that they suck

    In fact, quite the opposite happens and they will often hunker down and quit which is incidentally what we don't want, ..right?!

    Also, Just cuz no one can see us on WB does not give us an excuse to be rude


  56. wasabi:

    52...she has referenced her son Calen many times on the blog...are you sure?


  57. wasabi:

    55- mayve Chow should have taken your course :-)


  58. wasabi:

    49- jonj- I don't think that was FUHA...It was Former UH Fan...FUHF :-)


  59. Balko:

    tom mui: 52. hmm...that scares me a bit then....


  60. markazulu:

    I agree with you UHfan808 we should be more polite with our criticism but i do think harsh criticism is ok to a certain degree but there are times its taken overboard like hurting people on purpose serious :(

    Stay Classy Hawaii (Ron Burgundy voice)


  61. greenthumb:

    Healing wishes for the injured players and for the whole team's spirit as the players move forward. I also think the coaching staff would be wise to look into hooponopono so that they are united for the benefit of their players. ASAP. The path ahead and choices cannot be about pride or ego.


  62. Jonj:

    My bad FUHA! When I was skimming through the comments I just saw former and linked you to it. I said some stupid things in reaction to what I thought was major stupidity. Sorry. Let that be a lesson to never drink and blog! Haha


  63. MattyBoy:

    Can't wait to read when Tsais headline for the blog reads “Chow Resigns.”


  64. MattyBoy:

    Please Chow step down.


  65. Warrior Dave:

    Leaving Tuesday to attend the Navy game. I'm separating the game into a separate activity by itself. I'm going to see DC and Marylsnd for the first time in my life. Hope to eat authentic Maryland Crab Cakes till I'm 20lbs heavier and soak in all the history of this find city. Not sure if I will ever be back so got to see as much as I can.

    As for the game? Go Warriors and do your best!!! Losing will not spoil my total experience. Worked for me during the Sugar Bowl trip. Make memories either way.


  66. jjay:

    DO THE HONORABLE THING AS A GUY BORN AND RAISED HERE CHOW, RETIRE AT END OF SEASON AND SAVE US TAXPAYERS SOME MONEY YOU DONT NEED , YOURE ALREADY A MILLIONARE WITH A NICE PAD IN MANHATTAN BEACH. ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE!


  67. WarriorNY:

    Thanks for the shout out Mr. DPK!

    What a game by the J-E-T-S! I think Salas is going to find a good home here...

    I hope the guy that won the tix at Pigskin Pigout had a good time at the game... Man, I kinda wish I didn't give those tickets up...


  68. Jonj:

    If I had to take a guess at who polymom son would be it would have to be Kody afusia. Cuz they would have to be recruited by mack, from California. She said she lives by the ocean and afusia went to ocean viewHS


  69. wasabi:

    Jonj...she has said many times it is Calen Friel though...


  70. Old School Dave:

    Interesting Comparison of State Universities:
    USU's new strength and conditioning center was built from the ground up within one year's time. UH Manoa's Campus Center Fitness Center began construction back in 2011 and is still not completed and behind schedule as of today. Mind you, USU being a state institution has to fight for funding with a number of other universities (Utah, Weber State, Southern Utah, Utah Vallley, etc).

    http://www.utahstateaggies.com/strengthandconditioning.html


  71. papajoe2:

    #66 how can we taxpayers save money by Chow getting out? The next head coach can demand much more than we are paying Chow. Remember, we had to payoff Mack. I think Chow's contract calls for more payoffs.


  72. Jonj:

    59 but calen is from Kailua.


  73. nanakuli:

    How about Coach Demo as the interim head coach making all the field decisions, and have Coach Chow go up in the booth relaxing and calling our offense. Demo has the experience and Chow can concentrate on scoring points.


  74. Jonj:

    Papajoe I have t believe that chow will either resign or take a substantial pay cut or buy out. Maybe the same as Mack $600,000. And how could we not afford that?? We might makeup that difference in renewed season ticket sales. Remember the buzz when chow was hired??


  75. RB:

    Davone Bess having a good game so far. A 1 yard TD rec and a 20 yard TD rec. 14-3 2nd QTR.


  76. UHfan808:

    I will post details later this week --

    This coming Saturday's 11/9 TV-gate

    Will be at Anasia's on Beretania Street

    Come join us to cheer on the Warriors! :)


  77. Former UH Athlete:

    D. Bess with 2 TDs on 2 receptions. Go Bows!


  78. tom mui:

    PolyMom and Calen Friel - not a son but "like" a son.


  79. Old School Dave:

    Interesting to note that the AD at aother Div-I school that is winless, FAU, is from Ohio State.

    http://www.fausports.com/genrel/patrick_chun_804586.html

    FAU AD Chun's situation with the fired HC is a little more messy, though.

    http://college-football.si.com/2013/11/01/fau-carl-pelini-resignation-marijuana-cocaine/


  80. Haleakala:

    Best wishes for Saui.


  81. Old School Dave:

    Protect your legs and watch out for those cut blocks by Navy.

    GO WARRIORS!!

    http://college-football.si.com/2013/11/01/fau-carl-pelini-resignation-marijuana-cocaine/


  82. Old School Dave:

    Ooops. Sorry, wrong link.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/11/3/5061902/notre-dame-navy-air-force-injuries-brian-kelly


  83. d1shima:

    Great Afternoon All!

    Hoping for the best for Matagiese.

    Rest up a little and regroup.

    Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!

    Pomai,

    56 - 14 d1shima


  84. d1shima:

    Be a fan


  85. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Navy favored by 17. I suspect it would go up to around 21 by weeks end.


  86. Inyoface:

    We need to go back to run and shoot, not the pistol, not the read option but rns with a running game.


  87. gobows:

    Expect a good game from kt. No size disadvantage going against navys line.


  88. Warrior fan:

    We need to do something different. I'll be at the Navy game cheering our team on. We can beat Navy. #Believe


  89. gobows:

    #87

    Nah, i think we will stay at #4. Even get chance uconn might bump us to #5 or #6.

    Georgia state, miami, and southern miss make hawaii look good.


  90. Inyoface:

    Chow didn't rob us of the rns, we ran the pistol which wasn't as effective as the rns with the back to the right of the qb.


  91. Inyoface:

    If Rolo comes back he should run the original R&S.


  92. DoubleB:

    Rolo... come home ... please!!


  93. JustAsking:

    Just heard an advance screening of Inside Access:
    RK: Tough couple of days Coach. Flight delays, last minute arrival in Utah, complete change in schedule. And now, 0-8.
    Chow: Well Robert, no excuses. We don't make excuses. No one feels sorry for us. We're big boys. Having to fly on an airplane is not an excuse. Hiring and then firing my friend's son as OC is not an excuse. Nope. No excuses. We got beat by a real good team. Give them credit. They are real good. Real big. Really experienced. Probably the best team we played all season. Really nice facilities. Really impressive. Hard to compete with a big budget program like that.
    RK: How about that freshman QB?
    Chow: Yeah, he was real good. Real talented. Big time talent. Kind of tripped us up by passing the ball. Our QB's need a couple of years to get used to game speed. That kid did it in two games. Took us by surprise. Didn't expect him to pass the ball. Give him credit. We should've defended better, but ask TK about that. I shouldn't have to answer that. I am not cut out for this. I am not having fun. I am not sure what I am doing as HC. But I love the players, the fans, and most of all, Warrior Beat........


  94. jonj:

    I'm black/mexican with a haole name. no ack up around me on this blog, cuz if you do, i going call you out, meet you at jack in the box on ward, broke your face, then post um on youtube and show it to everyone on this blog. cuz i stay bad ladat.

    fakawat!


  95. ALLAN:

    I DESERVE A REFUND.


  96. jonj:

    You deserve one crack, that's what you deserve.

    fakawat!


  97. ALLAN:

    FOR 15 SEASON TKTS IN SECTIONS L & M ORANGE.


  98. kapakahi:

    Really showed what a difference Saui makes......when he didn't play in the 1st half of last weekend's Colorado State game.....when Rams racked up all that rushing yardage.


  99. View from afar:

    #65 Warrior Dave, you should have a great time in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. So much history, so many must-see places. Highly recommend all the Smithsonian museums, and Arlington National Cemetery (must see changing of the guard at Tomb of Unknown). Went there in 1990 and promised myself I'd go again. Never realized it would be 15+ years before I made it back a second time.

    Yesterday I attended the Cal versus Arizona game in the newly renovated Memorial Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus. Beautiful facility that essentially retained the facade of the old stadium with all the internals replaced. The Golden Bears are also having a tough season under a new coaching staff, but they did well against Arizona and might have pulled it out but for a couple of interceptions.

    Stay positive Warriors! I know the team is going through some tough times, but the true measure of a Warrior is not the size of the win column but the size of the heart.


  100. Moocher:

    #94 yeah hehe i'm sure that's what really went down :P


  101. Cindy n Greg Cee:

    Hello to our TsaiKo fwenz!! Cindy cenn and Greg, in Bangkok for another 3 weeks...Monday morning here now.
    Sorry to see the win/loss record (mad face) but, oh well...
    another four chances?????
    Have a good Monday, all! GO Warriors! (and if you have my ph. no, you can text me as usual as if I home/no charge)


  102. WarriorNY:

    Thought you guys might like this...

    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2013/11/jets_depleted_receiving_corps_rescued_by_greg_salas_zach_sudfeld_in_win_over_saints.html


  103. NorthShoreFan:

    WarriorNY, Mahalos for the bit of good news. Warrior fans needed it today.

    IMUA WARRIORS!


  104. Inyoface:

    I'm just saying we ran the pistol for most of macs years, that's different than the run and shoot, not by much but it is.


  105. dannyp:

    91

    We ran the RNS out of the Pistol formation. No such thing as the Pistol offense...


  106. obachan:

    Just checking w/others - did I hear correctly on KHON2 sports Chow calling out the Seniors for lack of leadership? Why blame the Seniors??


  107. jonj:

    dannyp, get one pistol offense, you clown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistol_offense

    but is also true that fat mac ran the run and shoot out of the pistol. bottom line is, both you clowns deserve one kick to the nans. you guys get problem? I black and mexican. we go meet at jack in the box on ward. i going broke both your guys face and then post um on youtube, cuz i always ready for bang, cuz!

    fakawat!


  108. dannyp:

    110

    Literally the first 8 words in your link. "The pistol offense is an American football formation".


  109. jonj:

    dannyp, my braddah, then you look at the last 19 words of the sentence then you see " and strategy partially developed by Chris Ault in 2005 while he was head coach at the University of Nevada." Then the next sentence is "It is a hybrid of the traditional shotgun and single back offenses." So if you read, you going know that get one pistol offense and one pistol formation in the offense.

    fakawat!


  110. Old Diver:

    109

    Well of course. It's Mack's recruits fault. But I'm not making any excuses.


  111. dannyp:

    112

    Except it isn't a complete offensive system complete offensive system. Its just a formation that takes the offensive principles of whatever offense you're running...


  112. jonj:

    danny boy, nevada ran one entire offense based almost exclusively off the pistol, with one entire system of plays, counters, and reads based on one quarterback in the pistol formation. Teams nowadays went pick up on and started for utilize pistol offense concepts, including the formation without running um as the base offense philosophy.

    brah, you know what? you like meet me outside ward jack in the box? I black and mexican, brah, and I always ready for bang, cuz!

    fakawat!


  113. dannyp:

    And I didn't proofread my last post :/


  114. dannyp:

    115

    lol Nevada just runs traditional singleback/I-formation plays. Only difference is that there is a mesh point between the QB and RB that the defense has to take account of.


  115. jonj:

    No, dannyp, Chris Ault never just run regular I-formation/singleback plays in the pistol and called it a day. It was one entire coherent grouping of plays and offensive philosophy primarily run out of the pistol formation.

    Read this, my braddah, and educate yourself:

    http://floridastate.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=1548501&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=

    http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2012/12/27/3792740/pistol-offense-nfl-redskins-rg3

    if you no like, I going still be waiting outside ward jack in the box, cuz I always ready for bang, cuz!

    fakawat!


  116. cocobean:

    jonj. I posted something in the AM then went out. Just now catching up to the blog. I'm surprised no one mentioned you lose credibility when you threaten violence to other bloggers. You know that both men and women read and or post here.

    take my post for what it's worth (2 cents). But you should follow one of the rules Mr. Tsai has often times asked posters to follow - be civil to other poster.


  117. jonj:

    Danny boy, the second link is longer but worth the read if you like understand the nuts and bolts ladat of how the pistol offense works.


  118. jonj:

    cocobean, just like I was saying in the last blog post, the one with the picture of the pizza that stephen tsai was eating. you know, the one I was talking to lava about. I black and mexican. If you like meet up outside ward jack in the box, then can, braddah man. you can bring lava too, if you like. I going post um on youtube, send all you guys over here the link, and then we see what's up. cuz I always ready for bang, cuz!

    fakawat!


  119. dannyp:

    120

    I read that article the day it came out... Even the guy who wrote the article (Chris Brown) doesn't think it is an offense. Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.


  120. cocobean:

    jonj. Got to admit I wasn't in the mood to read much of yesterdays blog. Didn't see what you said then till now.

    1 ?. Why are you so angry. A lot of people post things (me included) here that are open to debate. I'm prepared to debate what I post but not to the point of engaging in violence. I know this is going to get your goat ....might doesn't make right.

    Yeah, I'm a coward hiding behind my screen name.


  121. My take:

    Roll come back!? Give me a break! That's the same mentality that got us Chow and Bob Nash. The sentimental picks. The feel good picks. Some of you guys got to get off of your home team and local boy picks small town mentality. I'm sick of that crap!! Rolo ain't doing squat at Nevada. Worse yet is Miano!! His D was crap as Co -D Coordinator. Talk about memory loss!!!!


  122. 3-Prong:

    Davone!

    http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/browns-notebook-davone-bess-bounces-back-from-poor-outing-with-two-touchdowns-phil-taylor-ok-with-ray-rice-now-1.442174


  123. Konoman1:

    My take... Thank you finally someone who tells us like it is!!!!


  124. jonj:

    brah, dannyp, where in the article does chris brown say that chris ault's offense is just one formation using just singleback/i-formation plays? because in the first link i gave you, it quotes chris brown saying this

    ""'offenses' are not the same as formations; a good offense involves a sensible grouping of plays and formations into a coherent whole. And while the pistol may have been conceived as simply a unique formation, the system Ault and Co. have developed has earned the name 'pistol offense' by bringing a unique perspective to both the pistol and the spread." "

    you even read the article? i bet you never. but you know what? i no like even argue this with you anymore. maybe one kick to your nani going raise your reading level. you, cocobean, and that clown lava... i going be outside ward jack in the box ready for scrap any fakas that like threaten me. you think you man enough, then we go, brah. But I know you scared. I black and mexican and I ALWAYS ready for bang, cuz!

    fakawat!


  125. JustAsking:

    #109 Obachan: heard the same thing. I guess Chow now subscribes to the notion that the best defense is a good offense. "It is up to the seniors to provide leadership. I'm just here collecting half a million bucks trying to decide if I can handle the job, and all of the travel that goes with it. Not my fault that the team lacks leadership. Hell, I can't even hire a OC that can make it through the first day of fall practice. That does not reflect a lack of judgment or leadership on my part." Chow is now 3-17, 1-17 against full fledged FBS teams. That is bad. Deflecting blame to the seniors who have been victimized by his incompetence as head coach is worse. Shame on you Chow. Maybe you should go "Chase Championships" somewhere else. Or maybe you should take that NFL consulting job offered to you last month!!! (Of course, you knew that was a prank. That is why you played along. You are too smart to be snookered.)


  126. kev-1:

    Pretty disappointed that Kekaula didn't ask the tough questions to Coach Chow regarding his comments about being cut out to be a head coach. Not that I really expected it.


  127. kev-1:

    rather not being cut out to be a head coach


  128. kev-1:

    Obachan and JustAsking . . . maybe the coach shouldn't have said it, but it is true. At some point, players need to step up too.


  129. Leahi2:

    What? Some of you guys are calling for Rolo to come back? Heaven forbid! That guy was calling the plays during Mac's reign. Things were getting lousier with each passing year. I think he'll eventually get fired from Nevada. That guy does not have a good football mind. He aught to back to being a fireman. Now on another point, you guys hailed "Chow Time". Hes not a good coach. It seems that the other teams are chewing us up. Yes its Chow time for the other teams who play us.


  130. obachan:

    131 kev-1 Whether it's true or not at this point in the season is irrelevant. For Chow to make that kind of statement in public show's lack of judgment as head coach. Better left as an internal matter. Even it is true, what good does it do to make it public? With Chow's record as the head coach, it's better to fall on one's own sword.


  131. Leahi2:

    It was shocking that Aaron Price was released on the first day of practice this season. We still don't know why that happened. I begin to wonder if there could have been some kind of Sandusky type scandal. My thoughts may be kind of wild but why all this hush-hush? Don't we have a right to know? Now after an 0-8 season thus far, I don't care for Chow's coaching. It seems that we cold have the pros on our roster but with Chow coaching, we'll be losers!


  132. JustAsking:

    131 Kev-1. Not only does it show a lack of judgment, but it shows a lack of character on the part of Chow. Of course players need to step up. But so do the coaches. Bungled timeouts, poor preparation ("I thought we were practicing fast, but I guess we need to practice faster to get our players/QB Graham ready for game speed) are just a few examples. Chow is getting paid big bucks to be the boss. To have the boss call out his college players for a lack of leadership on TV is just chicken. Why didn't he call out his buddy's son when he let him go on a season long paid vacation as our ex-OC?
    Bottom line: Chow needs to put on HIS big boy pants and take responsibility for any leadership problems. Unless, of course, this is simply Chow's clever way of negotiating a Price-like paid vacation. Start doing stupid things in public, like giving stupid interviews to CBS, the Utah paper, and TV reporters so that public outrage forces Ben Jay to fire him. That way, he walks away with millions of dollars to spend in Manhattan Beach in his retirement. Think about it: how else do you explain his "I'm not sure about head coaching" statements???? He couldn't be that stupid, could he?!?!?!


  133. Maddog50:

    I believe this roster and the ones in the wings have the ability to be better than what has been shown.....sooner or later they will have a chance to do just that. I still believe that in the future we will see a much more competitive teams and some wins.....that being said, I learned a long time ago, when a microphone is in your face, choose your words wisely....Go Warriors.


  134. boolakanaka:

    Aloha all--back from a long week of recruiting kanaka maoli--malama pono! It is unfortunate that a few have taken to physical threat of other posters, of all things, an internet chat room set up for the support of warrior football.

    These type of machismo is ironically just the opposite; it masks the insecurity and ignorance of a person who does not have his /her own platform in life. To impose their physicality on another person because of a contrary opinion is not just silly, it an exercise that you are only master of the most base instincts and without your own place and confidence in society.

    Further, it is plain ignorant for a variety of reasons, first of all it is a potential felony....perhaps, you think, boola is bordering on hyperbole?: 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) states: "Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." From the wording of § 875(c) it is clear that the legislator did not require the element of 'intent.' Thus, it is irrelevant if the accused claims he/she did not have the intent to produce any injury on the victim; the mere act of sending the e-mail with threatening messages typifies the criminal conduct. In short, this can have serious repercussions in the legal arena.

    Neither personal or family safety is threatened here, and thus, lets place this all in the perspective that these are just comments, and football is just a game. Many of the folks here on the board are older and this is a benevolent pastime of both hobby and by extension, the support of the University of Hawai'i. Thus, it is rather odd and sad, that a small few, bring such a profound lack of education and respect to the board, that they casually threatened people for sport.That said, and you still feeling froggy, I live in Harlem off of 124th and Manhattan Ave....not close enough for you, most of my ohana lives in Nanakuli homestead--lets have a gentleman's conversation about this nonsense.


  135. wasabi:

    137- Maddog, just can't help hearing the Journey song in my head every time I read your posts :-)
    Don't stop...believin'..... :-)


  136. pu'uwai:

    #138...Agree. Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  137. pu'uwai:

    #138...and well written. Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  138. Maddog50:

    #139, like taking shots or sorts from time to time do you.....well you take your path and I will take mine......mine has served me well...relentless and dogged determination...that being said better days ahead regardless of how it occurs.....Go Warriors---


  139. PolyMom:

    Calen lived with us for a year. We took him in due to the poor education system in Hawaii. Inflated grades doesn't help pass the SAT scores. Hawaii has a minimum SAT score to qualify to get in. Tutors, personal trainers, physicians, all were retained to help him qualify for UH. We got no assistance or help from Mcmackin. They never returned phone calls or emails. We still have emails unanswered. Go back and look at how many players are offered schollies from Hawaii? Where are they? Doing nothing. My husband, daughter and entire family stood behind him. We drove him to Carson twice a day to train. We had endless tutors working with him. We were not going to let him fail. His dream was to play for Hawaii. He came to our house as a cousin. Now, he will always be like a son to us. The love my husband gave to him is beyond words. He has his own bedroom at our house.

    At one point we almost sent him to Texas to have a 5th year of high school. Did you know Colt Brennan had a 5th year of high school on the east coast? Many football players take 5 years of high school. The list is endless.

    He took the SAT several times. He was frustrated but NEVER gave up. After living with us and knowing how important and how hard it is to get good grades he is a Deans List student. He has a support group in Hawaii that we could never thank enough. He worked hard to play for YOU! And this is how the fans react?

    Let me say this one last thing. Our family is Jewish. We know adversity. We have risen above the adversity to be better people. To educate, work hard, and be good citizens of our country and believe in God. This is football. It's not life or death. It's a game people.

    Major football programs have a hundred or more staff members. Go look at USC, Texas A&M or any big program. They have financial donors who make their programs. It takes money. Your Governor rather spend 3 million bucks holding a special session that could have waited until January. You folks have bigger problems then the football team.

    If someone was threatening us, keep it up. We have no problems contacting authorities. Had we needed to pay for a meal for the team we would have donated direct more money to Na Koa. Then they could have paid for the meal then there is no violation.

    To all you haters, keep hating. To all you true fans, mahalo for your support. The boys really appreciate the love you send them.

    Go Warriors!


  140. oldtimer808:

    Polymom I hear your frustration but many of us realize the commitment and dedication our student/athletes sacrifice daily and we are thankful for their contributions. Any program will have negative individuals who have their own agendas and will continue to be negative whether a team is winning or losing. I would not pay attention to all the whiners that come into this blog because this is not an indication of the true fan base and our love of our state that we live in. As with any state of the union, we are not alone in having problems and I am sure California has her fair share too. Our federal government is not doing well either since the fair trade act in 2000 which opened up opportunities for our big manufacturing companies to relocate to communist China which has cost many Americans to lose their jobs. I appreciate having our only football team whether we win or lose. I always believe that our student/athletes who strive to do their best on the field and off, will always be winners.


  141. PolyMom:

    bola kanaka try email Tom Mui. I want to know you. You are very Akamai. What you recruiting?


  142. oldtimer808:

    What does being black and mexican have to do with anything??? Being civil is much more important than your ethnic background which means nothing to the discussion on the topic.


  143. boolakanaka:

    145--Native kids who should consider making application to the home of the 12 residential colleges....


  144. Papololoco:

    Chow is now #2 on the coaches Hot Seat.


  145. Koranto:

    Good morning all,
    Long time lurker, but I need to ask a question. Does anyone have stats regarding the 3-3-5 defensive scheme? It seems to me that it fails rather miserably. And to make matters worse, it's used almost exclusively on long yardage situations, usually on 3rd down. I hope coach TK recognizes this, perhaps with some peeps with the ins and changes to a more standard nickel package. Last I heard during the USU game, they were something like 8-12 on 3rd down situations, which kills me. Also, what happened to the 7-8 man rotation of defensive linemen? I heard Beau was again in on like 95% of the snaps... He's awesome, but dude he needs a blow once in a while!


  146. PolyMom:

    #145. Got yah! My daughter is applying to many of those schools.


  147. boolakanaka:

    150--the one school, it was an off-hand reference to the home of Eli Whitney. We made trips to Hawai'i, O"ahu, Moloka'i and Maui. Talked to near 250 kids at a variety of presentations.


  148. I ALL NUHA ALREADY:

    My take:
    November 3rd, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Roll come back!? Give me a break! That's the same mentality that got us Chow and Bob Nash. The sentimental picks. The feel good picks. Some of you guys got to get off of your home team and local boy picks small town mentality. I'm sick of that crap!! Rolo ain't doing squat at Nevada. Worse yet is Miano!! His D was crap as Co -D Coordinator. Talk about memory loss!!!!

    Dude, are you kidding me?
    When Rolo was calling plays with Moniz as QB (+5,000 yards / 39 TDʻs), Hawaiiʻs offense weekly, was ranked between number 3-5 in the country.
    Donʻt get it twisted!

    Having "Your Take" is fine, but getting it right should be important as well.


  149. A-House:

    Yesterday, try as I might, I could not log onto the blog - kept getting these weird commercials, including one for the Golden nugget.

    Tried at least 3 times from home - ah, the gods must favor someone else cause I monku too much - eh, al?


  150. Leahi2:

    So Chow says "he is too old for this". At 67 years old? Wait a minute! Some coaches who are successful just don't want to quit. Why the hell did he accept the job at age 65 in the first place You understand the "Peter Principle"? This would say that you could be good at doing the minor stuff but when you get to the top, you just don't know how to handle. Chow admits to having fun as an assistant coach but now THIS. So the TV commenters say that Hawaii's offense is too predictable. The Oppositions just try to rush the Quarterback and they win; and with a three man rush at that. Some of you might say that my comments here are just too critical and that this type of remarks could not come from a "fan". Well if all you guys can talk about is "don't say anything bad about the team or the coaches" it makes me wonder that if you guys were in control, Fred Von Appen would still be here. You guys say IMUA! I say HULI!


  151. tom mui:

    POLYMOM:

    I don't know why Boolakanaka is recruiting unless he wants the real cream of the crop. His school rejects (if memory serves) some 90% of its applicants which applicants are usually in the top 5% of their high school graduates, almost, if not perfect SATs, high recommendations from their teachers etc

    Eli Whitney is Boolakanaka's school program for non-traditional students. Never sure what that means - perhaps a QB that can run 4.3, pass 70-80 yards accurately and doesn't require a scholarship - which Boola Boola does not offer.


  152. Former UH Athlete:

    Thankfully, W-L record isn't super important to recruiting. If it was, UH would be national title contenders following the highly successful 2006 & 2007 seasons and teams like Utah St/San Jose St would never have winning seasons. Other teams will definitely use UH's record for negative recruiting, but recruiting is more about the coaches selling the school, the culture, and 3rd-ly the program to the recruit and their family.

    How long Chow hangs around is unknown, but whoever is next once Chow is out, is going to inherit much better athletes on the roster and success won't take long. Kirkwood and Haynes look like really nice players on the outside, the RB corp is young and solid with more good RBs committed for 2014. The DLine is getting better and getting a big boost with Kory and Castro in 2014. The bulk of the LB and DB depth is young and good talent.

    The OLine was the issue last year and continues to be the issue this year, but it should improve with the 3 redshirts becoming available next year (Hollis, Allen & Wa'a), plus whoever Naeole can bring in.

    The future success of UH's program will depend on Naeole's OL recruiting this offseason. UH has good enough talent at the skill positions to score points once the OL is up to par. We've seen this in flashes this year.


  153. My take:

    Taking stats for one season doesn't make a head coach. Norm Chow has OC stats that would blow your mind but look what happened.


  154. Papololoco:

    #152.. with Rolo as the OC Hawi had a 5000 yd passer, a 1000 yard rusher and two 1000 yard WRs so don't tell me he can't get it done. If you're a Rolo hater then that's "your take" but don't try to distort the facts brah.


  155. boolakanaka:

    155--The purpose of the outreach is to make native kids aware that their aspiration should always be high. Further, many haumana, with those band of scores which would make them credible candidates, are not aware that this type of school is interested in their admission. For instance, we had several top notch native candidates from places not frequently associated with our school, e.g. Ho'oleha on Moloka'i, Honoka'a and Ka'u. While one does have to be in a range, perfect scores are not the aim (if so, they might be more comfortable at someplace like MIT). So, it is one awareness and two, to inspire and cultivate.

    Our institution has a long and pronounced history with kanaka maoli, from Henry Opukahaia (first recorded native Hawaiian to attend a 4 your college in 1811) to Noa Webster Aluli, (first documented Native Hawaiian to complete post-doc work, 1905).....


  156. Buffoman:

    Hawaii is lucky to have Ben Jay as its AD. He is thoughtful, very pragmatic and has a true vision for the school. Folks in Hawaii who can criticize and gripe from afar will not dissuade Ben from what he wants to accomplish. It will those who have the means to help the UH who choose not to do so that will do so. This includes our elected officials, big businesses and individual of means who dwell or now dwell in the State.

    Time will tell if he can accomplish what he wants to do. Great to have him on board.


  157. Jonj:

    I hope everyone on this board knows that those post were LAVA last night. And my reaction to him on game day where becuz he told me to "shut my goddamn whorish mouth. All I do is trash talk the team and coach." And then gave me a local boy the ultimate disrespect by calling me Haole!

    So now lava has taken it upon himself to impersonate me. Which is stupid but funny!


  158. PolyMom:

    Grow up.


  159. A-House:

    While I appreciate Chow's openness and candor, I am disappointed that he would make such a statement(s) to the media as this raises all kinds of questions and emotions for the players and commits for 2014 and 2015.

    Also, I do hope the Ben Jay is putting in place or starting the mechanism to find a new HC, be it for 2014 or later. I'm sure the assistant coaches must be wondering if they will be at UH next year.