Warrior Beat

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


Who wants to win UH’s Sugar Bowl ring?

by Stephen Tsai on July 22, 2016

Our blog celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend. We’re giving away the 2007 season/Sugar Bowl ring. To enter the drawing, please post: After 10 years, it’s time to put a ring on it You may submit up to five entries. Leila will select a winner on Sunday. Thanks for hanging with us the past decade. […]

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Who wants a T-shirt; who wants schedule cards?

by Stephen Tsai on July 21, 2016

Thanks to Mad Dog 50’s generosity, we have another T-shirt to give away. If you’d like to participate in the drawing, please post: Pick me! Avis will choose a winner. Every time I hear “Mad Dog” I always think of this: Up dog * * * * * Nick Rolovich and his staff will be […]

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Volleyball standout set to join football Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on July 20, 2016

Isaac Liva, a 2016 Mililani High graduate who was one of the state’s top volleyball players the past three years, is set to join the UH football team. He also will play for the volleyball Warriors. Liva, who will compete at defensive end, is 6 feet 5 and 230 pounds. He has played only one […]

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Want a shirt? Want to work with the Warriors?

by Stephen Tsai on July 19, 2016

Mad Dog 50 has generously donated this shirt: To enter the drawing, please post: Warriors … come out to play Avis will choose a winner. * * * * * The Warriors are seeking volunteers to video practices and games. (Members of the Cal coaching staff are not eligible to apply.)

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Tuileta eyes 2017 return

by Stephen Tsai on July 18, 2016

If all goes according to schedule, former Punahou two-sport standout Larry “Tui” Tuileta will enroll at UH as a full-time student in January. Tuileta, who is taking classes at Kapiolani Community College, is seeking enough transferrable credits after transferring from USC in January. That timetable would enable Tuileta to compete for the Warrior volleyball team […]

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UH football: It’s ‘Go’ time

by Stephen Tsai on July 17, 2016

A few days ago, head coach Nick Rolovich decided he wanted to use the Pokemon Go craze as a way to bring together UH and the community. Rolovich consulted with his kids and players, notably Marcus Kemp, Samson Anguay, Steven Lakalaka and Zach Wilson, then planned a Pokemon hunt on the Manoa campus. Rolovich spread […]

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UH football: On their own

by Stephen Tsai on July 16, 2016

Once again, the players took control, conducting their own workouts. After going through 45 minutes of plays, they decided to have a little fun, with players switching sides during a game of two-hand touch. (Safety Trayvon Henderson’s turn as a running quarterback is impressive. Check the video below.) Then it was on to the fun […]

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Wanna win a hat? Wanna hunt Pokemon at UH?

by Stephen Tsai on July 15, 2016

Mad Dog 50 has generously donated this hat: To enter the drawing, please post: Grrrr. I’m ready for football! Princess Leila will choose a winner. * * * * * Nick Rolovich is inviting UH fans/kids to hunt Pokemon on the Manoa campus. It will be safe (Warriors will provide protection) and fun. It also […]

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UH football: Play-calling role fits Smith

by Stephen Tsai on July 14, 2016

The thing about Nick Rolovich is he does not make rash decisions. And, after months of pondering, Rolovich promoted running backs coach/run-game coordinator Brian Smith to offensive coordinator and associate head coach. The move is significant. It means Smith will call the offensive plays and that Rolovich will not. It also means that if anything […]

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No pause for the cause

by Stephen Tsai on July 13, 2016

Oh, to be young. After eight weeks of conditioning drills and workouts, yesterday was supposed to be a day of rest. But some Warriors decided to conduct their own mini-unsupervised workout … at noon. Under heated conditions, they ran routes against imaginary coverages for about an hour. First, we start with the videos — in […]

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