Warrior Beat

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


On to the next phase

by Stephen Tsai on March 24, 2017

Last night, Nick Rolovich was asked about his thoughts exiting spring practice. The question was intended to get his evaluation of his team. Instead, Rolovich mistook the question, and expressed sadness that spring training had ended. Or, maybe, the expression of sadness was his evaluation. “I like practicing with these guys,” Rolovich said. “I’d rather […]

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Warrior Bowl

by Stephen Tsai on March 23, 2017

Spring training wraps up with tonight’s Warrior Bowl at Ching field. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. It will feature a scripted offense-versus-defense scrimmage of about 80 plays. This will be another important opportunity for offfensive linemen Chris Posa, JR Hensley, Matt Norman, Kingjames Taylor and Austin […]

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Special duty

by Stephen Tsai on March 22, 2017

The Warriors closed today’s practice, presumably to work on some special-team strategies. Alex Trifonovitch, who was recruited as a punter, is the lone placekicker on the spring roster. Stephen Yaffe, who was on the fall roster, departed before the start of the spring semester. The Warriors expect to add at least one more kicker this […]

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Pro day results

by Stephen Tsai on March 21, 2017

The full results are in today’s Star-Advertiser. But here are the top results: > 225-pound bench press Damien Packer — 24 reps RJ Hollis — 21 Jerrol Garcia-Williams — 20 Samson Anguay — 20 * Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea had 22, but 5 were deducted for not locking his arms, giving him 17 officially. > Vertical jump […]

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Pro Day

by Stephen Tsai on March 20, 2017

Unofficial numbers, but NFL scout timed Marcus Kemp at 4.44 seconds in the 40.

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Former Warriors prep for pro day

by Stephen Tsai on March 19, 2017

“It feels good to run in the sunlight,” said former Warrior rush end Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea, who, along with offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi, spent the past two months training in chilly Bellevue, Wash. Yesterday, Kema-Kaleiwahea and several former teammates took a test run at Azusa Pacific University’s Dillon Field, where UH’s pro day will be held […]

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Scrimmage day: Festivus

by Stephen Tsai on March 18, 2017

Seinfeld’s popular “Festivus” skit was based on an alternative holiday. And this relates to today’s Football Family Festivus at the Ching Athletic Complex. The Warriors’ spring training was moved up a month for a variety of reasons, including wanting to hold the final practice before the March 25 weekend start to the school’s spring break. […]

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Spring practice #11

by Stephen Tsai on March 16, 2017

Whoops. Did somebody forget to post today? My bad. > Quarterback Dru Brown said it was the best offensive practice of the season. I take his word. Much has been made between the gap between Brown and the potential No. 2 quarterbacks. But Brown has really seized a leadership, he’s earned his teammates’ ears and […]

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One more time

by Stephen Tsai on March 15, 2017

Yes, after you experience the party that is “Football Family Festivus” this Saturday, you’ll be itching for another scrimmage. The Warriors are listening. Nick Rolovich said the Warriors will end spring training with another scrimmage on Thursday, March 23. But, sorry, this scrimmage will not be accompanied with the Festivus-related activities. That 15th — and […]

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Should he play?

by Stephen Tsai on March 14, 2017

For Saturday’s Football Family Festivis — the annual spring fling — Nick Rolovich is considering suiting up and playing quarterback for a series in the full-contact scrimmage. Should he?

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