Warrior Beat

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

Sedore reached 1K the hard way

by Stephen Tsai on March 28, 2015

In football, the relativity of statistics changed because of longer seasons and stricter pass-coverage rules. In baseball, things changed when the American League adopted the designated hitter. The NBA’s rebirth was trumpeted in 1979 when Bird and Magic entered the league. But that also was the same year the NBA implemented the 3-point shot. In […]


The Mielke way

by Stephen Tsai on March 27, 2015

Matt Mielke’s initial plan called for joining the Warriors as a preferred walk-on safety/receiver in January 2006. That plan lasted that spring semester. He was not invited to the 2006 training camp. “There’s a lot of talent out there,” Mielke said. “Maybe I wasn’t quite the player I thought I was. That was back in […]

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Time to get down to business

by Stephen Tsai on March 26, 2015

One of yesterday’s oddest talk-radio topics was how much time should Dave Matlin be given to succeed as athletic director. It was odd because: 1) Matlin’s introductory news conference was 30 minutes away, and 2) UH’s accrued problems, like an accrued debt, are not the new AD’s burden alone. It would be like handing a […]

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Matlin to be named AD

by Stephen Tsai on March 25, 2015

Ferd Lewis, Dave Reardon and Brian McInnis are reporting Dave Matlin will be the new AD. Thoughts? * * * * * The top-ranked volleyball Warriors got an early start on a four-matches-in-five-days road trip. They departed campus at 5:15 this morning. That meant calling five cabs, a considerable savings from renting a bus for […]

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Spring football schedule

by Stephen Tsai on March 24, 2015

Here’s the tentative schedule for the Warriors’ spring training: Saturday, April 4 — Practice 1 Monday, April 6 — Practice 2 Tuesday, April 7 — Na Koa Golf Tournament Thursday, April 9 — Practice 3 Saturday, April 11 — Junior Day, Practice 4 Monday, April 13 — Practice 5 Tuesday, April 14 — Practice 6 […]

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Inside jobs

by Stephen Tsai on March 23, 2015

While there is the seemingly endless debate on Aloha Stadium’s viability, we have learned — through Tom’s daily reminders — that UH has more pressing concerns on the Lower Campus. Because of construction, a staircase and the main entrance to the athletic complex are closed, at least through spring break. Gym I, used for volleyball […]

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A good bye for VB Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on March 22, 2015

There are many benefits to a bye weekend. For the volleyball Warriors, they used it for the three Rs: Rest, recruiting and retention. Some of the ailing Warriors were able to limit their play in the three practices this past week. Head coach Charlie Wade was able to do some face-to-face scouting in Europe. And […]

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Spring break

by Stephen Tsai on March 21, 2015

The Warriors completed the offseason conditioning program and, coinciding with the school’s spring break, will go on hiatus for a week. There still are some tasks to be completed. The Warriors are expected to fill two more scholarship openings, including landing another DT/NT type. The Warriors’ first of 15 spring practices is on Saturday, April […]

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The last hurrah

by Stephen Tsai on March 20, 2015

Maybe the 17 players who participated in yesterday’s pro day will advance their football careers. Maybe not. What is certain is that was the last time all 17 would be on a playing field together. It was fun to see two former roommates — quarterback Taylor Graham and slotback Donnie King — completing throws during […]

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Pro day

by Stephen Tsai on March 19, 2015

It’s UH’s pro day in San Diego. Results are unofficial, but according to scouts, this is the line: > Joey Iosefa: Vertical jump: 32 1/2 Broad jump: 9-4 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.71 Shuttle: 4.19 L: 6.98 Bench: 30 reps (minus 1) > Scott Harding: 40-yard dash: 4.59 Shuttle: 4.31 Vertical: 32 Broad: 9-4 Bench: 12 […]

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