Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

Tago won’t be rejoining Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on May 27, 2017

Defensive end Jamie Tago will not be rejoining the Warriors this coming season. Tago did not meet the requirements for reinstatement. Tago, who transferred from Garden City (Kan.) College in January, was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules in February. He needed to meet certain conditions for reinstatement. Tago initially signed with UH in February […]


Utah to coach at UH Elite Camp

by Stephen Tsai on May 26, 2017

The University of Utah football coaches will be among the instructors at the UH Elite Camp next month on the Manoa campus. This is the only Hawaii camp for high school-aged players involving NCAA coaches. A newly implemented rule limits NCAA coaches to camps sponsored by Division I teams and held on their campus or […]

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DB Lewis gets junior year back

by Stephen Tsai on May 25, 2017

Safety Daniel Lewis Jr. has been granted a medical hardship waiver that restores his junior-year status and maintains his two remaining years of UH eligibility. In other words: he redshirted in 2016. Lewis suffered an injury against Michigan, UH’s second-game opponent in 2016, and missed the rest of the season. During the offseason, he underwent […]

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QB Greeley set to join Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on May 24, 2017

And then there were three. Karson Greeley, a quarterback from Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High, said he will join the Warriors this summer. His twin brother, Kade Greeley, is a tight end who signed with the Warriors in February. His sister, Kalei Greeley, is an outside hitter for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team. “It sounds like […]

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UH football: Spring grades

by Stephen Tsai on May 23, 2017

There were 36 Warriors who earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the recently completed spring semester. In addition, there were three Warriors who had 2.98 GPAs. Long-snapper Noah Borden and running backs Genta Ito and Steven Lakalaka each posted 4.0 GPAs. Lakalaka, who earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology on May 13, plans […]

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Banner year

by Stephen Tsai on May 22, 2017

Among the many good things about Sunday night’s tribute to Dave Shoji were: 1) UH celebrated its accomplishments, and 2) a banner honoring Shoji was unfurled. Those were significant moments for a school that often is muted in trumpeting the things it does well. Shoji was rightfully feted for all that he has done for […]

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Coaching the coaches

by Stephen Tsai on May 21, 2017

About 100 high school coaches from across the state attended the Warriors’ football coaches clinic yesterday at the UH facilities. The 5-hour event featured lectures, breakout sessions and, of course, a gathering to socialize and exchange ideas. What was impressive with the turnout was, unlike past clinics, it was not tied with a spring practice. […]

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Former UH DB emerges in pro league

by Stephen Tsai on May 20, 2017

Remember Dante Johnson? He played free safety for the Warriors four years ago. He even had picks in back-to-back practices. Dante … Johnson? C’mon, anybody else besides BigWave remember him? Well, after two seasons, Johnson disappeared from the UH roster. But now he has reappeared as a receiver/defensive back for the Upstate Dragons (Greenville, S.C.) […]

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Making a point

by Stephen Tsai on May 19, 2017

On a gravel parking area next to Klum Gym, there is an abandoned bus that serves as a memorial to what was supposed to be a promising basketball future under Gib Arnold. The bus’ exterior is adorned with action pictures of former players — one of whom is Miah Ostrowski. The bus is a dust […]

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Butler invited to Saints’ camp this summer

by Stephen Tsai on May 18, 2017

After a successful tryout this past weekend, former UH defensive back Dejaun Butler has been invited to the New Orleans Saints’ training camp this summer. Butler will compete as a defensive back and special-teams player. After the tryout, Butler met with Saints head coach Sean Payton. At Payton’s recommendation, Butler will train for the next […]

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