Warrior Beat

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


Warrior football: Canadian imports

by Stephen Tsai on January 9, 2017

The Warriors showed their recruiting reach when they received a commitment from defensive back Jeremie “Jay” Dominique of Old Montreal Cegep. Dominique joins this week. UH’s spring semester begins today. Credit Nick Rolovich and his staff for re-establishing the Canada-Hawaii pipeline. There have been several student-athletes from Canada in men’s volleyball (Matt Carere, Steven Hunt) […]

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Canadian DB joins Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on January 8, 2017

Bonjour. Defensive back Jeremie “Jay” Dominique told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship from Warriors. Dominique, who is 6 feet 1 and 193 pounds, said he will enroll in UH’s 2017 spring semester. He said he will compete in the Rainbow Warriors’ spring training, which begins on Feb. 20. “I’ve seen how their […]

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Kemp will train in Hawaii

by Stephen Tsai on January 7, 2017

Wideout Marcus Kemp is moving back to Hawaii to attend classes and train for the Warriors’ pro day in March. Kemp completed his UH eligibility at the end of the Hawaii Bowl, finishing 2016 with team highs in receptions (73), receiving yards (1,100) and TD catches (8). He also made three tackles on special teams. […]

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Broken promise: Zwahlen headed to Southern Utah

by Stephen Tsai on January 6, 2017

Well, this sucks. Murray State rescinded a scholarship promise to former UH quarterback Aaron Zwahlen two weeks before the start of the school’s spring semester. Zwahlen, who had an amicable parting from UH last month, now will join Southern Utah as a walk-on this semester. Zwahlen was scheduled to visit Murray State yesterday. But the […]

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O-lineman from JC champions to join UH

by Stephen Tsai on January 5, 2017

Offensive lineman Emil Graves of Fullerton College will sign with the Warriors. He joins in June, and will have three years to play two UH seasons. He also can play all five line spots. Here’s the story: Emil Graves to UH * * * * * UH media relations director Derek Inouchi called yesterday, accusing […]

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School of hard knocks

by Stephen Tsai on January 4, 2017

A long time ago, Tina Turner took a nice little song by Creedence Clearwater Revival — “Proud Mary” — and declared: “You know, every now and then, I think you might like to hear something from us nice and easy. But there’s just one thing, you see, we never do anything nice and easy.” And […]

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Wise guys

by Stephen Tsai on January 3, 2017

Wideout Isaiah Bernard, offensive lineman Asotui Eli and running back Genta Ito had perfect 4.0 grad-point averages in the fall semester. In all, the Warriors had their best overall fall since 2013, with a cumulative 2.83 GPA for the semester. In the fall semester, there were 51 players with a GPA of 3.0 or better, […]

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Rolo’s year in review

by Stephen Tsai on January 2, 2017

OK, OK. We feel your pain. Your neighbor stole your newspaper. This is a holiday and you can’t read the paper at the office. You can’t log on because your spouse is signed on to the Star-Advertiser site. We sat down with Rolo last week, and this is what he shared in today’s Star-Advertiser. * […]

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Happy New Year

by Stephen Tsai on January 1, 2017

These are three 2017 wishes: > Don’t change … too much. The rule in test-taking is to trust your first answer. The connecting problems for Fred vonAppen and Norm Chow were going off script. They had solid plans — vonAppen brought in coaches with backgrounds in the West Coast Offense; Chow sought taller receivers, corners […]

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UH needs these rainmakers

by Stephen Tsai on December 31, 2016

There is an opening for president and CEO of ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue. Here are my nominations: > Daniel Gabriel: The founder of Aloha Water Company is an esteemed expert in his field. But more than his hydration knowledge, he is a marketing genius. Think about the thousands of gallons of bottled water he sells to […]

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