Warrior Beat

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


Seeking answers

by Stephen Tsai on October 19, 2014

Maybe it was the long preconference schedule. Maybe it was, well, whatever. The reality is the Warriors have numerous injuries that are taxing the active roster. No excuses, as they say, but this is how it probably will be the rest of the regular season. UH already has spent its bye. The next two UH […]

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Game day: San Diego State

by Stephen Tsai on October 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Ikaika Woolsey or Beau Reilly? If Woolsey is in good health, he’s expected to start. He was in good health during yesterday’s practice, taking most of the first-team reps. If Woolsey isn’t in good health, Reilly is ready to go. Reilly took most of the first-team reps during the past week. In […]

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Setting up in San Diego

by Stephen Tsai on October 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The Warriors will have a modified practice this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night’s road game against San Diego State. For the second consecutive road game, the Warriors traveled on a non-stop flight to the city where the game will be played. There should be a sizable Hawaii following for this game. The […]

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Lakalaka on track to play

by Stephen Tsai on October 16, 2014

It appears running back Steven Lakalaka has been cleared to play in Saturday’s road game against San Diego State. Lakalaka left the Wyoming game with what was termed concussion-like symptoms. But he reportedly passed baseline tests. He practiced this morning. The Warriors are scheduled to depart this afternoon.

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Proceeding with caution

by Stephen Tsai on October 15, 2014

At this point in the season, like in the pros and many other college programs, the Warriors have had to ease up on the ferocity of practices. For yesterday’s practice, the Warriors cut out two five-minute periods. They also put a few key players on limited-contact status. It makes sense. It gives players an additional […]

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Graham had all the right moves

by Stephen Tsai on October 14, 2014

Quarterback Taylor Graham is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair a fractured right foot suffered against Wyoming. If his first start of 2014 was the last game of his UH career, Graham should be remembered as a player who did the right things, said the right things, and acted the right way. If he […]

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Iosefa faces suspension after DUI arrest

by Stephen Tsai on October 13, 2014

Running back Joey Iosefa faces suspension from team activities following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving yesterday morning. A decision on disciplinary action will be announced tomorrow morning after coach Norm Chow and athletic director Ben Jay meet. Chow is in Los Angeles with his wife, who is hospitalized while recovering from a brain […]

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View from the top

by Stephen Tsai on October 12, 2014

The Warriors have the 48-hour rule — the time limit to celebrate or mourn a victory or loss. But for 144 hours, the Warriors can enjoy being atop the MWC’s West Division with a 1-0 league record. (Doesn’t the Washington opener, like Iselle, seem like it was ages ago?) So raise a cold Gatorade to: […]

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Game day: Wyoming

by Stephen Tsai on October 11, 2014

This is what’s at stake: And this: Three keys for UH: > Score touchdowns: In a game of time possessions, opportunities are precious and few. (And, yes, I just had a flashback to the 1975 Mistletoe Ball’s final song, “Precious and Few.”) > Benneton Fonua: For the past 29 games, people have been saying: “Play […]

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Air extensions

by Stephen Tsai on October 10, 2014

If anyone needs proof of the Warriors’ security in the Mountain West Conference, look to tomorrow’s game against Wyoming. Per an agreement with the MWC, the Warriors pay a visiting team from the Mountain time zone $175,000 in travel subsidies. The payment is intended for round-trip charter flights. But UH has no say in how […]

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