Warrior Beat

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

Warriors: Day after

by Stephen Tsai on September 4, 2015

The day after began at 4:30 this morning when head coach Norm Chow walked into his office after a three-hour sleep. There were videos to watch, itineraries to script, and players to monitor. “It’s still a school day,” Chow said. “They have to go to school.” But Chow still had time to reflect in the […]


Game day: Colorado

by Stephen Tsai on September 3, 2015

After nine months, five coaching additions and a linuup reboot, the Warriors open the 2015 season tonight. It will be 13 games in 13 weeks. Get updates at: Blog host’s tweets Stay cool — especially in traffic. * * * * * SteveM is handling the guess-the-score contest. Here’s the prize (courtesy of DPK): Cutoff […]

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Hat giveaway day

by Stephen Tsai on September 2, 2015

Another (humid) day, another hat giveaway. Our reader whose initials are DPK is offering this hat: To enter, please post: Football is heating up. DPK will select a winner. * * * * * It’s September, which means it’s a blue month. In the NCAA color scheme, blue signifies the evaluation period. From yesterday through […]

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Holloway is honorary captain

by Stephen Tsai on September 1, 2015

The Warriors have rounded into shape and, for the opener, that shape is the octagon. Max Holloway, Waianae-raised and School of Hard Knocks educated will be the Warriors’ honorary captain for Thursday’s game against Colorado. Holloway is UFC’s fifth-ranked featherweight. * * * * * The Warriors completed their final full practice this morning ahead […]

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JC QB to help scouts

by Stephen Tsai on August 31, 2015

The defense received a boost with the addition of a quarterback. Steven Hamm, who played at Santa Monica College last year, has joined the Warriors as a walk-on. He is expected to play scout quarterback in drills against the first- and second-team defenses. Hamm displayed a strong arm and mobility during the warm-up session of […]

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Sunday night football

by Stephen Tsai on August 30, 2015

The Warriors are set to practice under the lights tonight in preparation for Thursday night’s opener against Colorado. It will be their first night practice this preseason. It also will be a quick turnaround. The Warriors will be on the practice field at 7 tomorrow morning. * * * * * Colorado released its depth […]

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Game week

by Stephen Tsai on August 29, 2015

With the opener on Thursday, that means today is “Monday,” which means this is the start of game week. The Warriors had a nice 75-minute practice this morning. In team drills, they focused on the running game and two-minute offense. There still are some spots up for grabs. With Dylan Collie held out to rest […]

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Reader is giving away a cap

by Stephen Tsai on August 28, 2015

Our own DPK is having another giveaway. This time it’s this cap: To enter the drawing, DPK wishes you to post: I mua Rainbow Warriors. Enter as many times as you wish. DPK will draw a winner. I’ll try to post pictures or a story after today’s practice.

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Up close and personal

by Stephen Tsai on August 27, 2015

The UH Lettterwinners Club is offering fans a behind-the-scenes tour of the UH athletic facilities, including stops in the Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex, newly renovated football locker room and athletic-training department. The fee — $50 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 4-12 — includes a meet-and-greet with coaches and staff, food, and […]

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Heated practices

by Stephen Tsai on August 26, 2015

A year ago, I was complaining to a friend that I couldn’t find my cell phone. She said: “Aren’t you talking to me on your cell right now?” So, yes, I’m old and forgetful, and really thought I filed a blog this morning when I didn’t. Now, where are my glasses? * * * * […]

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