Warrior Beat

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

Ex-Duck joins Warriors as GA

by Stephen Tsai on July 2, 2015

Ramsen Golpashin, a former Oregon football player, has joined the Warriors as a graduate assistant. He will assist offensive line coach Chris Naeole. Golpashin was co-captain on the Oregon team that lost to Auburn in the 2011 BCA National Championship game. Golpashin was the offensive line coach at College of the Canyons. He also worked […]


Rasmussen, Hittner earn scholarships

by Stephen Tsai on July 1, 2015

The Warriors not only have a traditionally strong walk-on program, but they have been generous in rewarding good-character, hard-working players. Nose tackle Kory Rasmussen and long-snapper Brian Hittner are the latest walk-ons to be awarded football scholarships. If there’s space, the Warriors are expected to present a scholarship or two during training camp. Here are […]

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The ‘Bows of summer

by Stephen Tsai on June 30, 2015

Yesterday was the first day of classes for nine first-year Warriors. They are enrolled in the so-called bridge program — two full-credit courses that run through early August. The program, available to all UH students, leads to the start of the Warriors’ training camp on Aug. 4. The program is a helpful jump-start for UH […]

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LB Gouveia joins Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 29, 2015

Dalton Gouveia — the son of Polynesian Football Hall of Fame member Kurt Gouveia — officially joins the Warriors today. Dalton Gouveia is a recent graduate of Charlotte Christian High in North Carolina. He arrived in Honolulu on Saturday, attended an orientation yesterday, and begins the bridge program today. (The bridge is two summer classes […]

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Nose tackle commits to Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 28, 2015

Nose tackle Samiuela Akoteu told the Warrior Beat — that’s us — that he is joining the Warriors. Here’s the skinny on a guy who is 6 feet 2 and 320 pounds: > Background: As a Junipero Serra High (Gardena, Calif.) senior, Akoteu signed a letter of intent with Fresno State in February 2014. He […]

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Warriors go clubbing

by Stephen Tsai on June 27, 2015

It’s summer, and several Warriors hit the club. They had fun, made new friends, and stayed past 4. It was the Boys & Girls Club, and the Warriors and about 100 youths played dodgeball, pool, basketball and foosball way past 4 in the afternoon. Lance Williams, a UH linebacker and co-captain, is interning at the […]

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Warriors complete first cycle

by Stephen Tsai on June 26, 2015

The Warriors ended the first phase of the offseason conditioning program with this morning’s 110-yard sprints and weight-training session. In accordance with NCAA guidelines requiring a week of “discretionary time,” the Warriors will resume the program on July 6. The facilities will be open to players wishing to train without supervision next week. “It was […]

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JC wideout joining Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 25, 2015

The Warriors are adding height and depth. Makoa Camanse-Stevens, a former Kamehameha Schools quarterback, has accepted an invitation to the Warriors’ training camp. He played the past two seasons at Arizona Western Junior College. He said he is 6 feet 4 and 205 pounds. He will compete at wideout, a position to which he switched […]

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Clarke, Wittek to represent UH

by Stephen Tsai on June 24, 2015

Two players who took different paths to Manoa — left tackle Ben Clarke and quarterback Max Wittek — will represent the Warriors at the 2015 Mountain West Conference Football Media Days in Las Vegas. Clarke signed in February 2011, grayshirted that fall and joined the Warriors in January 2012. Wittek was at USC for three […]

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Tuesday in Manoa

by Stephen Tsai on June 23, 2015

It rained. It was early. It didn’t matter. After an intensive weight-lifting session, the Warriors ran 14 120-yard sprints. Nobody complained. Nobody barfed. Training camp opens in 45 days. * * * * * Theis shoe … … belongs to this starting quarterback: * * * * * The team rule is a player’s hair […]

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