Warrior Beat

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


New NCAA rules to impact UH football

by Stephen Tsai on April 14, 2017

The NCAA Division I Council today approved several measures that will impact the University of Hawaii football team. “It was big day,” UH coach Nick Rolovich said. Among the new rules: > Early-signing period: If the measure receives final approval from Collegiate Commissioners Associations, high school seniors may sign letters of intent during a three-day […]

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Servings of iron and fiber

by Stephen Tsai on April 13, 2017

It was the big guys’ day, and they spent the morning pumping iron and then pulling, twisting and spinning heavy fiber-rope.

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Speed way

by Stephen Tsai on April 12, 2017

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to run. The Warriors did it the speed way this morning at Ching Athletic Complex, running a variety of sprints at different distances and forms. Here’s a sample: Oh, and of course, there was some explosion-drill training:

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“Slow feet, don’t eat”

by Stephen Tsai on April 11, 2017

One of the catchiest phrases this conditioning cycle is: Slow feet, don’t eat. Today’s emphasis was on speed and techniques to go fast. In addition to conditioning drills, each player ran 10 110-yard sprints — each run in under 18 seconds.

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Jump-starting second week of workouts

by Stephen Tsai on April 10, 2017

The Warriors jump-started the second week of off-season conditioning with jump-roping and hurdle-jumping. They also went through sprint activities and weight training.

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Forgotten but not gone

by Stephen Tsai on April 9, 2017

Admit it, you forgot about defensive Max Hendrie. It’s understandable because he wasn’t allowed to practice early in the fall while his transcripts were being sorted. And then when he was good to go, he suffered an arm injury. But Hendrie is eligible and despite being held out of spring training until he fully healed, […]

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Let Rolo lead the way

by Stephen Tsai on April 8, 2017

The mystery wasn’t whether Aloha Stadium needed to be replaced. The puzzler is why consultants and studies were needed. The stadium hasn’t passed the eyeball — and nasal — test in years. The stadium is a vain actor who’s had way too many plastic surgeries. For some time, we’ve been at that point where a […]

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Ulu-Perry rejoins Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on April 7, 2017

Center Fred Ulu-Perry, who was excused from spring training because of medical and personal reasons, has rejoined the Warriors. Ulu-Perry participated in today’s offseason conditioning/strength workouts. * * * * *

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All in the ‘ohana

by Stephen Tsai on April 6, 2017

It’s fun to watch brothers KK Padello and Kaimana Padello work out together each morning. They’re both competitive, athletic and diligent — but not unique. There have been many siblings who have played for the Warriors through the years. I’ve compiled a list. Because I only appear to be 87 years old, the list was […]

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Warriors get TV love

by Stephen Tsai on April 5, 2017

The Warriors will make at least four nationally televised appearances this coming season, according to the Mountain West (which has the local rights to UH home games). > Sept. 23 — At Wyoming, on an ESPN channel > Oct. 7 — At Nevada, on CBSSN > Oct. 28 — San Diego State, on an ESPN […]

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