Warrior Beat

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

LB Williams makes it official

by Stephen Tsai on December 17, 2014

Linebacker Russell Williams Jr. of Sacramento City College made his UH commitment official when he signed a letter of intent this morning, according to his guardian, Greg LeCount. Williams’ signing will be the Warriors’ only one today, the first day mid-year recruits may put their commitments in writing. He joins the Warriors in January. Slotback […]


X marks the spot for Kaumeyer

by Stephen Tsai on December 16, 2014

A year after not being retained as UH’s defensive coordinator, Thom Kaumeyer has found success in Japan. The Fujitsu Frontiers, for whom Kaumeyer is consultant/coach, defeated IBM BigBLue, 44-10, in the X League championship game. Kauymeyer, who assists DC Norokazu Nobuhara, helped a defense that allowed 9.0 points per game. * * * * * […]

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Dead zone

by Stephen Tsai on December 15, 2014

Hallmark does not make a card for this event, but today is the beginning of the “dead period,” which means college football coaches may not make in-person contact with a recruit or his legal guardians. Coaches are limited to one phone call a week to a prospect during this period. * * * * * […]

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Ulu-Perry to take UH visit

by Stephen Tsai on December 14, 2014

Fred Ulu-Perry, a Saint Louis School center, has accepted an invitation to take a UH-hosted recruiting visit in late January. Ulu-Perry already has made an oral commitment to sign with UCLA. But there are 51 days until signing day (Feb. 3), and, well, ya never know … The Warriors have an open competition at center. […]

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Elisara shows persistence

by Stephen Tsai on December 13, 2014

Dustin Elisara was on track to be the Warriors’ starting fullback — a UH position not employed since the 1998 season — when he suffered a horrific knee injury during a 2012 scrimmage on Maui. It was a frustrating setback for Elisara, a 2010 Kapolei High graduate who redshirted his first year at UH and […]

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It’s time to stop the madness

by Stephen Tsai on December 12, 2014

Ben Jay can be nice. He can be well-meaning. He can have good intentions. But he can’t be the UH AD. Not today. Not for the next six months. Not ever again. When he opened his feelings about the UH athletic department that he oversees, he opened the door to his exit. His comments in […]

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Warriors land JC linebacker

by Stephen Tsai on December 11, 2014

Russell Williams Jr., a linebacker from Sacramento City College, told me he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Williams is 6-1, 220 pounds and capable of running 40 yards in sub-4.7 seconds. He played outside linebacker for the Panthers, but is projected to compete at inside linebacker for the Warriors. Williams, who is […]

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We’re all good

by Stephen Tsai on December 10, 2014

For the most part, we’re nice people. We’re the only place in the country where we thank other drivers for letting us change lanes. We leave the last piece of food on a serving tray in case there might be someone who might want it later. We call anyone older “auntie” or “uncle.” Even when […]

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Jay to announce resignation

by Stephen Tsai on December 9, 2014

Everybody wants to be Santa. But it takes seemingly unlimited resources, volunteer elves, people willing to open their hearts and homes, chartered sleighs … AD Ben Jay is a nice guy who had a hard time saying no. He was willing to open his financial books. He would greet critics and frenemies with a handshake. […]

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Mililani WR Timoteo to join UH in 2016

by Stephen Tsai on December 8, 2014

The Mililani-Manoa pipeline just got busier with wideout Kalakaua Timoteo accepting a 2016 offer from the Warriors. Here’s the skinny: > Timoteo joins quarterback McKenzie Milton, also a junior, in making a future pledge to the Warriors. They’ve been friends and teammates since their hanabata days. > Timoteo is 6-2, about 190 and, according to […]

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