Warrior Beat

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


Warriors hit Vegas

by Stephen Tsai on July 27, 2015

Offensive lineman Ben Clarke and quarterback Max Wittek arrived in Vegas this morning ahead of the Mountain West Conference’s football media days. Head coach Norm Chow is due to arrive this afternoon. They will represent the Warriors tomorrow in a full schedule of television, print, radio and online interviews. * * * * * Kicker […]

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Rasmussen thrives in new role

by Stephen Tsai on July 26, 2015

For nearly two weeks, every day is father’s day for nose tackle Kory Rasmussen. “It’s cool,” said Rasmussen, whose girlfriend, Rae, gave birth to the couple’s son, Kruse. Rasmussen, a Kamehameha Schools graduate who transferred from Colorado two years ago, was placed on scholarship this summer. But this summer, he is taking classes, working as […]

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Keke and keiki

by Stephen Tsai on July 25, 2015

Yesterday was the last day of Lance Keke Williams’ internship with the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu. But he still plans to continue visiting — and coaching — the students who have become his friends. “I loved it there,” said Williams, whose internship was part of his family resource studies. He is on track […]

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Beach day

by Stephen Tsai on July 24, 2015

The Warriors closed the training phase of the offseason conditioning program with this morning’s workout at Waikiki Beach. They ran eight 53s, four half-gassers, two full gassers and a 300. Translation: They sprinted 1,368 yards … on sand … and half the time on a slanted path. The Warriors will focus on testing next week. […]

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Up close

by Stephen Tsai on July 23, 2015

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Action figures

by Stephen Tsai on July 22, 2015

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BBQ, volleyball and the Amazing Ben Clarke

by Stephen Tsai on July 21, 2015

The weather is hot, the calendar says “July,” and the NCAA allows for a team meal. So the Warriors obliged with a barbecue, sand volleyball and a pool night. The highlight was offensive tackle Ben Clarke’s 360 dive (captured in slo-mo). And if I did everything correctly, here’s video of the amazing Ben Clarke: Ben […]

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Making the cut

by Stephen Tsai on July 20, 2015

With the opening of training camp exactly two weeks away, it was time to say aloha to wideout Marcus Kemp’s blond-streaked hair. He agreed to the cut to comply with team rules. * * * * * Despite being listed at No. 2 on the depth chart, quarterback Ikaika Woolsey is having a pretty good […]

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Mane man

by Stephen Tsai on July 19, 2015

A couple weeks ago, we detailed how freshman nickel-linebacker Solomon Matautia cut the hair he had grown since the fourth grade to meet team requirements. Most recently, Lance Williams, a senior linebacker and co-captain, also cut off the tail he had been growing out this spring. Williams said he loved his long hair, but, as […]

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Fun and games

by Stephen Tsai on July 18, 2015

Once again, about 20 Warriors spent time with their new friends at the Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu. They played dodgeball, pool and foosball, and offered advice on everything from academics to doing the right things. The Warriors also learned a lesson: Hawaii’s kids are skilled dodgeball players. As a counselor noted: “This is […]

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