Warrior Beat

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

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 […]


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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Role playing

by Stephen Tsai on August 25, 2015

The Warriors will be forming scout teams in preparation for the Sept. 3 opener against Colorado. That will mean that either Beau Reilly or Aaron Zwahlen will portray Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau in drills against the Warriors’ first- and second-team defenses. Max Wittek and Ikaika Woolsey took all the reps in the team sessions yesterday. […]

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Rain delay

by Stephen Tsai on August 24, 2015

The Warriors’ first 7 a.m. practice of the summer was postponed because of storm-like conditions. Today is the first day of UH’s fall semester. With the tight schedule of meetings and classes, the Warriors were seeking to reschedule practice to late afternoon. In past years, heavy showers forced the Warriors to practice at their “indoor […]

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