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Old September 2nd, 2018, 02:47 AM
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I hadn't paid squat for attention thru the off season without even a clue who might even be our QB. then lo and behold we're into the 2nd game of the season having won the opener on the road at CSU, the first since the '80s, and then tonite while I was away on a dinner date the team takes win #2 at home against NAVY and scoring 59 points with big numbers on the ground and air! in review it looks like Cole McDonald has some goods and plenty of guts to carry most of the team on his back as they struggle on defense and gave up 41 points. next up is Rice which promises win #3 of a schedule that favors a rejuvenated UH squad. good for Rolo, the coaches, and the young men under the helmets, things are looking up!
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having won the opener on the road at CSU, the first since the '80s, and then tonite while I was away on a dinner date the team takes win #2 at home against NAVY and scoring 59 points with big numbers on the ground and air! in review it looks like Cole McDonald has some goods and plenty of guts to carry most of the team on his back as they struggle on defense and gave up 41 points. next up is Rice which promises win #3 of a schedule that favors a rejuvenated UH squad. good for Rolo, the coaches, and the young men under the helmets, things are looking up!
I had to work, myself, but I did still end up watching the game — thanks to an upload that has probably been taken down by now. Amazing! Hawai‘i’s team looks crisp and controlled this year.

Clearly, Rolo is finally getting a shot to play the players HE recruited. Not the leftovers from Chow time. Cole McDonald could be another Colt Brennan. Not too many long throws, but he’s still wracking up the yardage!

Special teams again was excellent — even blocking a punt and returning it for a TD.

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Old September 3rd, 2018, 05:53 AM
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Rolo is finally getting a shot to play the players HE recruited. Not the leftovers from Chow time. Cole McDonald could be another Colt Brennan. Not too many long throws, but he’s still wracking up the yardage!
yes, it's a new page and totally Rolo's team now, if they continue on this path maybe they'll reclaim some of UH's glory days after the roller coaster of the last 2 decades which for myriad reasons put off a lot of once die-hard fans and still has me pissed off about losing coaches I liked. so far, this team manages to not shoot it'self in the foot with super stupid penalties, lack of effort and wimping out, nor the infamous dropped passes, 3 things which seemed were going to be their terminal death knell. after last season's debacle it'll take a great string of wins and a bowl game to hopefully get butts back in the seats which is critical for the long haul if the program is gonna survive with this no free TV crap that helped lose supporters even during better moments. that link is still up, I'll be watching.
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Old September 6th, 2018, 02:47 AM
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I still can't figure out why Dru Brown transferred?
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I still can't figure out why Dru Brown transferred?
Considering Brown’s roommate at the University of Hawai‘i ALSO transferred, you might try asking him...

Dru Brown's roommate at Hawaii offers insight into the mind of OSU's new quarterback

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As Brown's roommate, Gallup was one of the few people who had a good idea Brown would be transferring after the 2017 season. The two were heavily involved in discussions about the decision and the schools Brown was considering before picking OSU.

“He's got goals. He's got dreams,” Gallup said. “Doing what he's doing, leaving a starting spot at Hawaii and going somewhere else proves that.

“For him to leave for what he thought was a better spot for him really says everything. To leave something good for something that's unknown is hard to do, but it tells you a lot about how driven he is.”
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Old September 9th, 2018, 03:07 AM
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for the first time in a decade it's a 3-0 start, and now off to battle ARMY next week after escaping with a home win against Rice where the Warriors struggled at times when straying from their run n shoot game plan then coming back to form in the final minutes to seal the deal. dropped balls and penalties were again less of a problem than in past years but the offense kept the D on the field way too much and they may have been lucky to beat a team which should have been in the bag.
but a win is a win!
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Booooo! UH should have won by three touchdowns instead of two. Bring back Norm Chow.
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the offense kept the D on the field way too much
I hope this is a joke, Ron. The only reason the D was on the field was so much is because Hawai‘i’s run-and-shoot offense kept scoring touchdowns! There was maybe one 3-and-out by UH in the ENTIRE game. Did you even watch, Ron?! The ONLY way the offense would spend more time on the field is to SUCK MORE and take longer to score.

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Booooo! UH should have won by three touchdowns instead of two. Bring back Norm Chow.
That does sound like what Ron is saying, isn’t it? LMAO.

Special teams — while more reliable this season — is partially to blame for the overworked defense. The play that comes to mind is Cole McDonald and gang having to start on their own 1 yard line. It’s becoming clearer that the main reason special teams is playing better overall is because more starters are being asked to help out.

Aside from that, the defense had too many costly mental lapses. These were mostly just missed tackles. UH really needs to get it together on that side of the ball. Yes, celebrate great plays — but play consistent throughout the game. If it weren’t for McDonald, Byrd and Holly rescuing the team with two quick TDs, the momentum was going Rice’s way.
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Did you even watch, Ron?
Special teams — while more reliable this season — is partially to blame for the overworked defense.
only got in the last 15min on radio and judged this analysis by the play by play / various commentary hoping to catch a replay and review to edit my post if needed, but never happened. yet you say the D were overworked so maybe I didn't overstate it, and the O did produce ...at times, even tho sputtering for a while.
on to game 4!
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Old September 15th, 2018, 06:21 AM
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''Meet the 2-Star QB Lighting It Up for Hawaii'' https://syndication.bleacherreport.c...awaii.amp.html
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hoping to catch a replay and review to edit my post if needed, but never happened.
That’s why I’m here for you, Ron. To make it happen (click the link below).

Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors vs Rice Owls 2018
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Old September 15th, 2018, 02:44 PM
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ARMY walks away with a win Hawaii should have won thanx to their D
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I still can't figure out why Dru Brown transferred?
It's always important to say the right things in life. You never know. So I get the "public statements."

There must be other reasons for leaving, when you are the starting QB. The job was yours. And it's your Senior (last) year. You got your undergrad, and in graduate school. So more time to focus on football.

There was no reason for Brown to leave. To "compete" for a job, when you already got one?

Brown is smart. He knows he got a good future. Maybe not in the NFL. So wouldn't it be better to stay in Hawaii? Be the starting QB? He invested two years, and the 3rd should be the charm.

UH does not miss him now with Cole McDonald. So all is well for the program.
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rebuilding!
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(Dru) Brown is smart. He knows he got a good future. Maybe not in the NFL. So wouldn't it be better to stay in Hawaii? Be the starting QB? He invested two years, and the 3rd should be the charm.

UH does not miss him now with Cole McDonald. So all is well for the program.
Be that as it may, the Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors got off to a rocky start against the Duquesne Dukes this past weekend. This is a very good FCS team — but at the end of the day, they are an FCS team. Horrible, horrible special teams. Other than that, both offense and defense for the most part, played well. Still a LOT to work on before matching up against Mountain West opponent SJSU.
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5 OTs later Hawaii outscores / outlasts the Spartans 44-41
on to Wyoming
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Old October 7th, 2018, 01:35 AM
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10-10 tie
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True freshman Chevan Cordeiro struggled out the gate in his debut against the Wyoming Cowboys. Most likely a combination of being more than half a foot shorter than Cole McDonald — and game experience.

That being said, it was the defense that kept Hawai‘i in this one. Zeno Choi, once again, proved pivotal to holding back the Cowboys. Perhaps it was not wishing to endure another five-OT nailbiter. Or maybe it was knowing Cordeiro was starting his first-ever D-I football game — against a veteran team picked to finish second in the Mountain West.

In spite of all of that, it was a hail mary pass (after nearly being sacked) for 38 yards to JoJo Ward — in the final minute and a half of the 4th quarter — that won the game.

Hawaii escapes 17-13! The big question: Will McDonald’s knee be good to go this week?
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Old October 8th, 2018, 08:19 PM
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after watching the game I'd say Cordiero acquitted himself well enuf and Furuta did his job along with virtually no penalties in a game that had Wyoming playing like the trip to Hawaii had them fatigued, very un-Wyoming-lyke thanx in part to a 2nd string QB who didn't catch fire. Hawaii played spirited and skipped past a struggling team who should have been a better opponent. gotta say tho, that great escape and throw by Cordiero to Ward near the end was spectacular and promises good things for the Warrior's future, now if butts would fill the seats...

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1st qtr. - BYU 21 UH 3
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Old October 13th, 2018, 11:06 PM
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halftime - BYU 28 UH 3
reality check
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Old October 14th, 2018, 01:31 AM
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losing 49-23 to a dominate team
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I stopped watching at this point — as UH’s defense was just being shredded by BYU freshman QB Zach Wilson. Cole McDonald and the offense, meanwhile, seemed out of synch. Dropped passes, INTs, and their best drive ended in a 3-point field goal conversion.

Cougars unleash an old-fashioned shellacking on the UH Rainbow Warriors, 49-23.
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and the wheels come off 40-22 Nevada, can't drop passes...
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halftime - UH vs Fresno 13-37
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