Warrior Beat

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


On the recruiting trail

by Stephen Tsai on April 24, 2017

Last week, the nine assistant Warrior coaches made evaluation visits to all but one of Oahu’s football-playing schools. (They’ll visit that school next month.) This week, the coaches are on the road in search of future Warriors. During the evaluation period, which runs through the end of May, the full-time assistants may watch practices and […]

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Rolo, Warriors make house calls

by Stephen Tsai on April 23, 2017

Nick Rolovich, quarterback Dru Brown, tight end Dakota Torres and the UH cheerleaders made three surprise visits to season-ticket subscribers yesterday. The mini mahalo tour was associate athletic director Joel Masunaga’s brainchild, and it was a way for the Warriors to show support and interact with their fans. Rolovich presented the honorees with a football, […]

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The 5 who can lead UH

by Stephen Tsai on April 22, 2017

In a meeting of UH coaches and staff a few weeks ago, Marilyn Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano announced she would retire June 1 as assistant athletic director/senior woman administrator. Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano is smart, diligent and shows passion for her alma mater and student-athletes. She was not always the most agreeable, but progress often cannot be attained without battle. She […]

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Eye on the Tigers

by Stephen Tsai on April 21, 2017

Head coach Nick Rolovich and graduate assistants Mikahael Waters and Makana Garrigan returned from a three-day visit with the LSU coaching staff. “It was good, for me, to see how somebody else operates — from team meetings to practice flow to how they attack recruiting to, on a smaller scale, what kind of facility upgrades […]

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One last TBA

by Stephen Tsai on April 20, 2017

It could take until this summer to complete the final piece in the Warriors’ 2017 television schedule. UMass controls the television rights to the Aug. 26 season-opener because it is the home team and a football independent. But which entity will televise the game has yet to be determined. UMass does not have a national […]

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Warriors to revive camps

by Stephen Tsai on April 19, 2017

After three-year hiatus, the Warriors will resurrect their own summer camps on the Manoa campus. A few years ago, the Warriors ran satellite camps on sites across Oahu. In 2015, they did not hold any camps. Last year, the UH and Michigan coaches teamed on a camp at Saint Louis School. UH coaches also participated […]

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Castro never gave up

by Stephen Tsai on April 18, 2017

In August 2013, there was a buzz when a top commitment arrived at the Warriors’ training camp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. As a Vista Murrieta High senior in 2012, Jeremy Castro received a 4-star rating from Scout.com. Rivals.com rated Castro as the nation’s No. 17 weak-side defensive end and California’s No. 40 overall prospect. […]

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Rolo and La. Confidential

by Stephen Tsai on April 17, 2017

While the nine UH assistant football coaches will be heading to a high school near you this week as part of recruiting evaluations, head coach Nick Rolovich is going to Bayou Country. Rolovich will be meeting with LSU coaches, including former cohort Dave Aranda, as part of a series of professional-development sessions. UH assistant coaches […]

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New rule impacts Warriors’ training camp

by Stephen Tsai on April 16, 2017

The NCAA Division I Council’s decision to eliminate multiple practices in one day could mean an earlier start to the Warriors’ training camp. While ousting two-a-days, the NCAA still is allowing Division I teams 29 practices ahead of their season-opening game. The Warriors are using a Hawaii exemption to open against UMass on Aug. 26, […]

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Recruiting season re-opens today

by Stephen Tsai on April 15, 2017

Don’t hit the snooze button. That alarm this morning was the start of the NCAA football evaluation period. So, what the heck does that mean? From now until May 31, UH coaches may observe a prospect at spring practice, chat with most people except the prospect himself, and make one call (although coaches are permitted […]

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