Warrior Beat

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

Pacific Swarm

by Stephen Tsai on June 26, 2016

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh knows his audience. For today’s clinic at Saint Louis School, Harbaugh wore the jersey of the Crusaders’ most decorated football alumnus. “I bought it from a street vendor in L.A. yesterday,” Harbaugh said of his Titans-blue Mariota jersey. There were more than 250 participants at the clinics, in which the Michigan, […]


Warrior football: Training day at Schofield

by Stephen Tsai on June 25, 2016

The Warriors will take their offseason workouts to another level during today’s training at Schofield Barracks. The Warriors will split into two units — offense and defense — and take turns participating in exercises at two training areas. Told about the forecast of rain, head coach Nick Rolovich said: “I hope it does rain.” We’ll […]

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Perfect 10 for fan support

by Stephen Tsai on June 24, 2016

From the recently completed Kauai tour came this realization: There are 10 season-ticket holders on the Garden Island. That’s impressive because Hawaiian Airlines’ last HNL-to-LIH flight departs at 9:35 p.m., meaning attendees have to stay overnight on Oahu. * * * * * Seventeen years after his death, Alexander Cooke Waterhouse is one of the […]

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Bay Area DB commits to Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 23, 2016

Akil Francisco, who is entering his senior year at Encinal High in Alameda, Calif., has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Here’s the skinny: > Francisco, who is tall (6 feet) and quick, is projected to compete at cornerback for the Warriors. Although he is 155 pounds, he expects to add to his frame […]

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Garden-variety tour

by Stephen Tsai on June 22, 2016

The Warriors staff is on the Garden Island today for two camps at Vidinha Stadium. The morning session is for pre-high school kids; the afternoon session is for so-called prospects. Head coach Nick Rolovich, his nine full-time assistant coaches and two graduate assistants are serving as instructors. The coaches will participate in a meet-and-greet fundraiser […]

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2 former Warriors sign with Australian teams

by Stephen Tsai on June 21, 2016

Former Warriors Julian Gener and David Griffin have signed with pro teams in Australia’s fledgling National Gridiron League. Gener, a linebacker, said he signed with the Newcastle Miners. Griffin, an offensive lineman, signed with the North Coast Heat. (Former UH defensive backs coach Ken Flajole was the Heat’s head coach until he signed with the […]

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Northern exposure for former Warrior

by Stephen Tsai on June 20, 2016

After three years of knock-knock-knocking on doors, a pro team finally answered. Darryl McBride, whose last UH season was in 2012, yesterday was assigned to the Edmonton Eskimos’ practice squad. “I would have made the active (roster), but there are still more things I have to learn about the (CFL) game,” said McBride, referring to […]

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Father’s Day

by Stephen Tsai on June 19, 2016

Today, we pay tribute to men of leadership, character and dependability. But enough about Lebron and Steph. Happy Father’s Day to all. * * * * * * Kapahulu is the winner of the Kolten Wong cards. Text (808) 256-0223 with mailing instructions. (I would be sorta-sorta disappointed if you didn’t actually live in Kapahulu.) […]

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Former Warriors will host free football camp

by Stephen Tsai on June 18, 2016

Former quarterback Sean Schroeder’s UH career might have been short — three semesters — but it left an impression. Schroeder’s non-profit organization — 808 Passing Academy — will hold its first camp on June 25 at the TC Ching Athletic Complex. There is no admission fee. The camp is open to students currently enrolled in […]

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No rest for UH coaches

by Stephen Tsai on June 17, 2016

A day after returning from the Australia/New Zealand series of camps, the UH coaches were back on the road to attend camps in Utah, Los Angeles, Oakland and Las Vegas this weekend. Head coach Nick Rolovich empathized with defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa, who returned to Hawaii, “did his laundry,” and departed for the mainland. Rolovich […]

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