Warrior Beat

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

Maui native joins Warrior staff

by Stephen Tsai on July 30, 2016

Nick Rolovich has completed his staff with the hiring of Mikah Franz as intern for special teams. Franz is a 2012 Lahainaluna High graduate who earned a business degree at Washington. He worked under Washington assistant coach Keith Bhonapha, a former UH defensive back.


Training camp: No place like home

by Stephen Tsai on July 29, 2016

The training-camp lodging will feel like home to many UH football players. That’s because it will be home. Coach Nick Rolovich will allow players who don’t dorm during the year to live in their off-campus apartments and houses during training camp. The rest will stay in their dorm rooms. The Warriors open training camp on […]

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Vea is new video coordinator

by Stephen Tsai on July 28, 2016

Olivia “Oli” Vea is the Warriors’ new video coordinator. Vea, who succeeds Dory Kong, joined the Warriors as student manager in 2010. She eventually served as a graduate assistant and then video specialist. “Oli is a hard worker,” head coach Nick Rolovich said. “She’s very good in the department as far as getting things done […]

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MWC Media Days: Day 2

by Stephen Tsai on July 27, 2016

* * * * * * Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki was prepared for life without football. Despite graduating from Waianae High with a 3.5 GPA, he did not have the money to pay for college. That changed yesterday when Nuuanu-Kuhiiki received a football scholarship from the Warriors. “When I told my mother, she started crying because she […]

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Warriors picked last in West

by Stephen Tsai on July 26, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The Warriors were picked to finish sixth in the Mountain West Conference’s six-team West Division, according to a media poll released at this morning’s Media Days. “Not winning a conference game last year probably shows what people think of us, and that’s OK,” first-year UH coach Nick Rolovich said. “We are what […]

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Strip tease

by Stephen Tsai on July 25, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The Mountain West hits the Las Vegas Strip this week to promote the coming football season. The MWC Media Days start with meetings today. The head coach and two players from each Mountain Division team will meet with the media tomorrow. The West teams will meet with the media on Wednesday. Quarterback […]

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Warrior Beat hits 10-year mark

by Stephen Tsai on July 24, 2016

Yep, our blog is 10 years old today. I offer my humble appreciation to the readers, posters, agitators and lurkers. Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained. * * * * * For each contest, our picker is told the number of blog posts. The picker decides on a number, then we match that number […]

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Who wants to win UH’s Sugar Bowl ring?

by Stephen Tsai on July 22, 2016

Our blog celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend. We’re giving away the 2007 season/Sugar Bowl ring. To enter the drawing, please post: After 10 years, it’s time to put a ring on it You may submit up to five entries. Leila will select a winner on Sunday. Thanks for hanging with us the past decade. […]

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Who wants a T-shirt; who wants schedule cards?

by Stephen Tsai on July 21, 2016

Thanks to Mad Dog 50’s generosity, we have another T-shirt to give away. If you’d like to participate in the drawing, please post: Pick me! Avis will choose a winner. Every time I hear “Mad Dog” I always think of this: Up dog * * * * * Nick Rolovich and his staff will be […]

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Volleyball standout set to join football Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on July 20, 2016

Isaac Liva, a 2016 Mililani High graduate who was one of the state’s top volleyball players the past three years, is set to join the UH football team. He also will play for the volleyball Warriors. Liva, who will compete at defensive end, is 6 feet 5 and 230 pounds. He has played only one […]