Warrior Beat

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

Double take

by Stephen Tsai on May 17, 2017

There are two facets to recruiting’s evaluation period: 1) Observing a prospect in action, such as watching spring ball, and 2) academic assessments, such as meeting with teachers, counselors and coaches. The UH assistant coaches are in their second round of local recruiting, re-visiting every football-playing high school this week. The evaluation period ends on […]

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UH football countdown: 70 days …

by Stephen Tsai on May 16, 2017

If you’re marking time on a wall, there are 70 days until the opening of the Warriors’ training camp. The Warriors will report on July 26 — exactly a month ahead of the Aug. 26 season opener against UMass. The first practice is set for July 27. NCAA teams are allowed 29 practices ahead of […]

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Washington’s Petersen set for Elite Camp

by Stephen Tsai on May 15, 2017

Washington head coach Chris Petersen, who led the Huskies to this year’s College Football Playoffs, confirmed today he will be coaching at the UH Elite Camp on June 9-10 on the Manoa campus. It was previously announced Washington and USC coaches would assist in the UH-run camp, the only high-school-aged football camp in Hawaii involving […]

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Warriors add kicker/punter

by Stephen Tsai on May 14, 2017

In a three-for-one deal, the Warriors have added multi-purpose Michael Boyle of Camas (Wash.) High. Here are the details: > Filling the void: Rigo Sanchez, who handled point-scoring kicks, kickoffs and punts last year, is now with the Indianapolis Colts. Boyle is experience in all three disciplines. Alex Trifonovitch, who was recruited as a sophomore […]

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Graduation morning

by Stephen Tsai on May 13, 2017

Here are images from the first of two UH graduation ceremonies today:

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Ward store did not make dollars or sense

by Stephen Tsai on May 12, 2017

The coroner’s report on Ward Centre’s H-Zone apparel store should list the cause of death as “lolo idea.” It was never the right choice to place a store where the foot traffic for sports apparel was limited and the decor resembled a seasonal store selling holiday-gift sausages. “Lose money,” as my Grandpa Kubo used to […]

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Butler invited to Saints’ minicamp

by Stephen Tsai on May 11, 2017

Former Warrior defensive back Dejaun Butler has been invited to compete in the New Orleans Saints’ minicamp this weekend. Butler is set to arrive in NOLA today. He will compete as a defensive back and on special teams. Butler played corner, nickel and safety for the Warriors the past two seasons. He did well at […]

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Paper chase

by Stephen Tsai on May 10, 2017

Yep, they did it. Eight Warriors are set to earn UH degrees this Saturday. Because of the large number of graduates, there will be two ceremonies. If they choose to walk, this is the schedule for the eight: Morning ceremony (9 a.m.) > Isaiah Bernard, wideout, sociology > Makoa Camanse-Stevens, receiver, political science > Jeremy […]

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Brown, Tavai will represent Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on May 9, 2017

Quarterback Dru Brown and middle linebacker Jahlani Tavai will represent the Warriors at the Mountain West Conference Media Days in July. The event, which will be held in Las Vegas, is the league’s biggest publicity blitz of the year. In his second year, Nick Rolovich has the third-most coaching experience in the West Division, behind […]

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Building the wall

by Stephen Tsai on May 8, 2017

The Warriors are living up to their pledge to build the wall. On the glass wall in the football office’s hallway, Nick Rolovich commissioned Peterson Signs to imprint a mural of Warrior players. It’s an impressive display of art. The Warriors also have added this message on the corridor wall outside their locker room:

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