Warrior Beat

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


Hana hou for safety Tuinei

by Stephen Tsai on July 13, 2017

After a successful gig at the Hawaii Theatre last week, safety Tumua Tuinei returns to the stage as part of the Average Samoan Comedy Show tomorrow at Hawaiian Brian’s (1680 Kapiolani Blvd.) James Mane, the show’s organizer, invited Tuinei to perform a stand-up comedy routine. “It should be a good show,” said Tuinei, who has […]

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O-lineman to join Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on July 12, 2017

An offensive lineman who was raised in Hawaii but played his senior season in California will be joining the Warriors as a walk-on. Stephan Bernal-Wendt is 6 feet 4 and 315 pounds. He played for Kaiser High as a sophomore and junior before transferring to Salesian High in Los Angeles. His grandfather, Ma‘afu Wendt, is […]

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Special interests

by Stephen Tsai on July 11, 2017

The Warriors are trying to rebuild the triangle offense following the graduations of short-snapper Brodie Nakama, holder Ikaika Woolsey and kicker/punter Rigo Sanchez. Noah Borden, who handled long-snapping duties last year, can be a full-service snapper. So, too, can Shawn McCarthy, who redshirted last year after transferring from Puget Sound. H-back Dayton Furuta and tight […]

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Summer workouts

by Stephen Tsai on July 10, 2017

Tick … tick … tick … Yep, there are 16 days until the Warriors open camp. And after a week’s break, the Warriors were back in action for the final 10 workouts of the offseason conditioning program. As usual, the workouts were divided into three groups.

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Solid debut for UH rookies

by Stephen Tsai on July 9, 2017

Yesterday’s team-bonding excursion at Schofield proved one thing: the Warriors have some pretty good recruits. Offensive lineman Brandon Kipper easily maneuvered through the seven-obstacle course. Running back Miles Reed also had little trouble in the skills competition. Tight end Kade Greeley was impressive. And wideout Drake Stallworth was on the winning team. * * * […]

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Warriors conquer obstacles

by Stephen Tsai on July 8, 2017

At the invitation of the Army, the Warriors participated in team bonding exercises at Schofield today. For the seven-station obstacle course, the Warriors traveled by helicopter to an obscure area.

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Warriors add Australian kicker

by Stephen Tsai on July 7, 2017

Kicker Ryan Meskell is set to the join the Warriors when training camp opens on July 26. Meskell was a goalkeeper for soccer teams at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois and for teams in his native Australia. Meskell has trained as a football kicker at Prokick, a Melbourne-based program that developed Alex Dunnachie, […]

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OL Webb will miss 2017 season

by Stephen Tsai on July 6, 2017

Offensive lineman Austin Webb is recovering from a MRSA infection and will not play for the Warriors this coming season. Webb, who is recovering at his family’s home in Dallas, said he plans to attend classes in the fall. “I’m going to root for my boys this season and I’m praying for the team,” Webb […]

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Former UH QB enjoys coaching job

by Stephen Tsai on July 5, 2017

One of the nicest guys — former UH quarterback Taylor Graham — is doing well as the newly promoted quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator at Wheaton College. Graham was the Thunder’s receivers coach last year. Wheaton is a Division III school located 28 miles from Chicago. Graham, whose father played in the NFL, was raised in […]

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Fourth of July

by Stephen Tsai on July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July. We spent the morning under a very hot sun watching Hawaii’s best parade — the Kailua Fourth of July Parade. And since it’s a holiday and I’m on vacation, here are the pics from the parade: OK, now step away from your computer and get outta the house. Enjoy the day. […]

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