Warrior Beat

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


Paredes named honorary captain

by Stephen Tsai on September 30, 2016

One of the most memorable UH plays was in 2010 when linebacker Corey Paredes chased down Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick to force a fumble and touchback. Here’s the video: Paredes stops Kaepernick UH head coach Nick Rolovich named Paredes as honorary captain for tomorrow’s game against Nevada. “It was an honor when Rolo called me,” […]

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Thursday football

by Stephen Tsai on September 29, 2016

The Warriors introduced a new practice session, with the second team serving as the scouts. The formula is used out of necessity on the road, when travel rosters are limited to 64 players, but it was effective today in giving the starters a quicker and more experienced “opponent.” Two key defensive players are healthy and […]

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UH football: Ault invited to speak

by Stephen Tsai on September 28, 2016

The Warriors have reached out to former Nevada head coach Chris Ault to serve as a guest speaker this weekend. The Warriors play host to the Wolf Pack Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Ault, the creator of the Pistol Offense, was one of UH head coach Nick Rolovich’s mentors Ault hired Rolovich as Nevada’s OC in […]

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Mane receiver

by Stephen Tsai on September 27, 2016

Even without a jersey number in practices, wideout Greg Zuniga is easy to identify. “Ive had it this long for a year and a half,” Zuniga said of his hair. Zuniga recently joined the Warriors after his transfer was completed. He had played at Long Beach City College and East Los Angeles College before joining […]

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Dru Brown named No. 1 quarterback

by Stephen Tsai on September 26, 2016

After today’s practice, head coach Nick Rolovich named Dru Brown as the Warriors’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Nevada. Ikaika Woolsey will be the No. 2 quarterback. * * * * * The inbox is open. Ask us a question, we’ll try to find the answer. We’ll print answers in Wednesday’s editions.

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Circle of giving

by Stephen Tsai on September 25, 2016

A couple weeks ago, Dr. Ryan Sumida mentioned to UH head coach Nick Rolovich that Chansen Ondayog, an 11-year=old Kalakaua Middle School student, was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle to Pop Warner practice. A week ago, Rolovich visited Chansen at The Queen’s Medical Center. Chansen was named an honorary Rainbow Warrior and […]

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Still working

by Stephen Tsai on September 24, 2016

The Warriors will not practice today. But, as coach Nick Rolovich noted, this is not an off day. The Warriors’ schedule was to gather for breakfast, watch the telecast of the Purdue-Nevada game, then have a walk-through session. Breakfast, game, walk-through … Or maybe it was in a different order. The Warriors’ next practice is […]

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Playing for Chansen

by Stephen Tsai on September 23, 2016

The Warriors have extended an honorary membership to Chansen Ondayog, an 11-year-old Kalakaua Middle School student who was struck by a commercial truck while riding his bicycle to Pop Warner practice two weeks ago. Head coach Nick Rolovich visited Chansen at The Queen’s Medical Center. Rolovich has invited Chansen to meet with the Warriors when […]

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NorCal receiver chooses Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on September 22, 2016

Drake Stallworth, a 6-foot-2 wideout from Folsom (Calif.) High, has made a verbal commitment to play for the Warriors next season. “He’s a stud,” said David Graves, a former UH quarterback who coached Stallworth on the JV squad a couple years ago. “You could tell right away he was one of those guys you needed […]

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Warriors land Portland prep receiver

by Stephen Tsai on September 21, 2016

Wideout Isaia Mullen of Portland’s Madison High told the Warrior Beat he has made a verbal commitment to play for the Warriors next year. Mullen, who is 6 feet 4 and 200 pounds, also was recruited by Washington, Washington State and Oregon State, according to Madison coach Don Johnson Jr. But Mullen has felt comfortable […]

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