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Lamar coach wants to silence UH fans

By Ferd Lewis


Lamar University football coach Ray Woodard hopes his underdog Cardinals can deflate the Aloha Stadium crowd early in Saturday's game against Hawaii.

"What you would really like to do in a situation like that is play well early and try and take the crowd out of it a little bit," Woodard said today on the Southland Conference coaches teleconference.

"I know we are going to have to play well for four quarters, but we really want to play well early and try and maybe not take their crowd totally out of it but calm them down a little bit," Woodard said. "We did not do that over at Louisiana Lafayette. We did just the opposite.

They fed off of us and we really helped their crowd out by giving them the football and doing some things we can't do."

The Cardinals struggled early and lost 40-0 before a crowd of 25,803 at Lafayette in the season opener.

Lafayette and UH are the only NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams on Lamar's schedule this season.

Lamar is 1-1.

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CriticalReader wrote:
The UHAD has already done a fine job of that.
on September 11,2012 | 09:10AM
OldDiver wrote:
LOL, have to agree with you on that.
on September 11,2012 | 11:22AM
Ripoff wrote:
on September 11,2012 | 11:58AM
dlum003 wrote:
Hilarious. good one man.
on September 11,2012 | 01:05PM
Holomua wrote:
No "like" button here, huh?
on September 11,2012 | 01:16PM
billso wrote:
Well, UH probably won't sell out the stadium, so Lamar's strategy is worth a shot.
on September 11,2012 | 11:15AM
allie wrote:
Homer newspaper is trying to drum a phony game. UH should eb ashamed playing Kalani High school or Lamar. Geesh.
on September 11,2012 | 01:28PM
nomakeshame wrote:
Allie, Allie, Allie, if you do not have anything nice to say, don't say it at all, which in this case, you should never be on here at all since you don't anything nice to say about the UH athletic program. From the way you criticize you would think UH is being penalized for cheating, recruiting violations, etc. You are much better served by showing supporting the team and players not putting them down every chance you got. It would be alright to criticize if it was warranted, you however, feel the need to criticize and comment on what you know or don't know. What makes UH a laughingstock, its all those fair-weather and bandwagon fans that only support UH when they are winning, and judging by the comments on this tread, there are many and you are one of them, you all should be ashamed of yourself, and you wonder why the big conferences would pass on UH, your lack of school and conference loyalty is a part of it. Bad teams in other conferences sellout their games, even if it was a FCS school but know bandwagon UH fans just gotta find something to always complain about. Maybe it might be better UH drop football, then these fans will realize what they are missing and UH programs will wonder why all of sudden there are no funds to support them. Think about it.
on September 11,2012 | 01:49PM
KamaainaUH wrote:
Kalani High Falcons RULE!
on September 11,2012 | 02:33PM
paintslinger wrote:
Lamar's coach has little or nothing to worry about. Aloha will be quiet Saturday with a small crowd. The UH Admin. still does'nt get it. Can you imagine that?
on September 11,2012 | 12:47PM
allie wrote:
Terrible game. How did anyone agree to play a game like this? It hurts UH to play games like this as it confirms that we are and have always been a joke.
on September 11,2012 | 01:29PM
Matsu wrote:
You are the only joke I know, and a bad joke at that. Just keep repeating the same old clap trap. Anything new to add? I have tried to explain this to you before, but I am not sure you can read. EVERY major football program in the country schedules games against weaker opponents early in the season. Do you not pay attention?
on September 11,2012 | 03:07PM
dlum003 wrote:
UH had better take to the field with their heads screwed on right. If they show up overconfident, they'll get their okoles kicked in front of a stadium full of silent fans. Overconfidence has a paralyzing effect. Lamar is a Texas team, and there's tons of good football players there, whether they're from UT or Lamar.
on September 11,2012 | 01:05PM
kennie1933 wrote:
That's what I've been saying....Lamar is from Texas, a hotbed of football talent. Sure, maybe they have cast-offs from Texas, Texas A&M, UTEP, and SMU, but they are still good players. UH will not be able to just come in and walk all over them.
on September 11,2012 | 05:07PM
byroshay wrote:
Hahaha. This game makes me laugh so hard I have to check my pants after. Can Norm just play our scout teams on offense & defense to show LAME the aloha spirit?
on September 11,2012 | 05:52PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Blackwell, Texas has fans that will faithfully show up for 7 man high school football. The whole town comes out to watch all seven players play every play, offensive, defense, and special teams, every quarter, every game and no extra timeouts. Their stamina to stay on the field is amazing. Don't mess with Texas -- even if it is Lamar or you will get burned.
on September 11,2012 | 05:25PM
Hodad wrote:
There's no such school as Louisiana Lafayette anymore. It is just Louisiana now. Look it up.
on September 11,2012 | 02:00PM
Matsu wrote:
Actually I did look it up- http://louisiana.edu/. It is officially University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and theyu do exist.
on September 11,2012 | 03:04PM
byroshay wrote:
Hahaha. This game makes me laugh so hard I have to check my pants after. Can Norm just play our scout teams on offense & defense to show LAME the aloha spirit?
on September 11,2012 | 05:53PM
Riamondred wrote:
My friends...Just try to enjoy the game. It's better than none.
on September 11,2012 | 06:18PM
nomakeshame wrote:
Don't bother trying to reason with the negative nellies, always complaining, never happy. Just because its a FCS school, it doesn't mean it will be any easier for UH, which has a history of falling on its face when playing perceived weaker opponents, but then this early in the season, it seems to be a trend in the smaller schools and some bigger schools (Wisconsin, Arkansas, etc). If it was a BCS school and Hawaii lost, people like byroshay would be complaining about the loss. I am beginning to wonder whether all these posters are all related to allie.
on September 11,2012 | 10:19PM
HOSSANA wrote:
"silence the crowd early!" WHAT CROWD!!!!
on September 11,2012 | 09:13PM
nomakeshame wrote:
With everything UH is trying to get the students involved, including giving them premium seating and free buse rides from the campus, there really is no excuse to not see the student sections full on Saturdays.
on September 11,2012 | 10:21PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Ironic. The problem is the island/asian culture of no make shame. No like get excited because bring attention to one's self is a bad thing here.
on September 12,2012 | 11:32AM
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