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Army football team coming to Hawaii hungry for a win

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 01:45 p.m. HST, Nov 26, 2013

Army comes off consecutive open dates to play the University of Hawaii Saturday and Black Knights football coach Rich Ellerson said, "we're obviously tired of practicing for these guys and we're looking forward to playing them."

Army (3-7) will have 20 days between its Nov. 9 loss to Western Kentucky and Saturday's game with the Rainbow Warriors (0-11) at Aloha Stadium.

"We're as hungry as I've ever seen a football team (and) we are excited to play," Ellerson told a media teleconference today in New York. "We're looking forward to that game."

Ellerson said it was awkward having a two-week break, saying, "this is almost like bowl preparation in the middle of the season."

Army leaves New York Wednesday after a morning practice and is scheduled to practice in Honolulu on Thursday and Friday.

Ellerson said the winless 'Bows "are going to play like there is no tomorrow because, for them, there is no tomorrow. This is their last game and all the emotions that go along with that."

"You know you are in for a football game," Ellerson said. "Just believe what the tape says 'cause you know it is going to be a knockdown, drag out (game)."

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serious wrote:
I hope the Army doesn't ruin the 'Bows perfect season.
on November 25,2013 | 10:01AM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
I know this is mean but I agree with serious. Hope the bows have a perfect season. Good luck Army.
on November 25,2013 | 10:43AM
allie wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 25,2013 | 11:11AM
Morimoto wrote:
Allie, sup babygirl, you still didn't tell me what pizza restaurant you work at. Stop dodging me now. Let's meet up for a slice shall we.
on November 25,2013 | 11:54AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I told you -- California Pizza in Sacramento.
on November 25,2013 | 12:19PM
Morimoto wrote:
Aww man, looks like I'm going to have to catch a $500 flight to see my beloved allie. I keep on hitting on her and she keeps rejecting me. I've been at it for years now. Looks like she's the kind of girl that plays hard to get.
on November 25,2013 | 12:39PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Look out for her/his beard stubbles
on November 26,2013 | 11:24AM
Morimoto wrote:
To see that Hawaii's favored by 6 points tells volumes about the this Army team. I actually think Hawaii will beat Army by at least 7 points. 1-11 sounds a whole lot better than 0-12.
on November 25,2013 | 10:45AM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Despite what the odds makers predict--this will not be an easy win for the Warriors. The rushing statistics for Army are downright scary. They lead the nation in rushing yards for a total of 3,306--averaging a whopping 330.6 yards per game on the ground. If that's not impressive enough--Army has 27 rushing TDs. Perhaps even more intimidating is that the entire running back corps averages 5.6 yards per carry--pretty much unstoppable in my book! Look for Army to platoon their RBs in a relentless ground attack--as they wear down the already fragile Warrior defensive front.
on November 25,2013 | 05:51PM
kong2985 wrote:
Don't worry..Chow Fun Special..12 players on defense..3 down, 6 linebacker/defensive backs, and 3 defensive backs, total 12. Chow Fun and nice guy defensive coach are hungry for a win for job security.
on November 26,2013 | 09:08AM
busterb wrote:
If Army is hungry, the Warriors must be anorexic.
on November 25,2013 | 10:48AM
allie wrote:
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on November 25,2013 | 11:12AM
Morimoto wrote:
*hugs* babycakes
on November 25,2013 | 11:54AM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Army is a chowhound--no pun intended!
on November 25,2013 | 05:31PM
swagger wrote:
Very big game for Normy going for the retro Owen 12 like the best UH coach in history Freddy. Do the right thing Normy and take your last walk around the stadium with seniors. Benny has to fire this legendary dinosaur coach.
on November 25,2013 | 10:51AM
hunebasami wrote:
Ben said no about getting rid of Norm. Can you guess why Ben isn't at Ohio anymore.
on November 26,2013 | 07:34AM
F8TH wrote:
Nice try, but Ben was NOT the AD at Ohio State, he was an associate AD and was in charge of other aspects of the athletic department there. He did not have the power to hire or fire coaches. I am pretty sure if Ben had his way with the fiscal responsibility of the department, he would take action much faster. It's a very different environment he is in here having to deal with Hawaii politics and a huge deficit to deal with. It will take someone from higher up, and I mean higher than anyone at UH to give that critical directive to act on the situation we are in.
on November 26,2013 | 08:01AM
juscasting wrote:
I hope the Army cadets are reminded " No tank tops or board shorts" allowed except in quarters, pool areas etc...etc...LOL!
on November 25,2013 | 10:54AM
Descartes22 wrote:
Norman Chow may not start his seasons well, but he has a track record of winning the season finale. Last year it was 1st year FBS'er South Bama, and this year it is the worst service academy. I'm sure our timid AD will spin a win as proof that Chow has the program on the right path. Everyone else in the state (aside from the dwindling Chow Timers) believes otherwise.
on November 25,2013 | 11:22AM
hunebasami wrote:
3-9 to 0-11 is an improvement to Ben. Guess why he's not at Ohio anymore. Loser attract losers.
on November 26,2013 | 07:36AM
oxtail01 wrote:
Saw BJ last night giving an interview. Basically backed Chow but all indications are they'll let Kaupile go to lessen the smell.
on November 26,2013 | 11:28AM
lowtone123 wrote:
I thought I would never be excited about Hawaii possibly being 1-11.
on November 25,2013 | 12:39PM
hunebasami wrote:
I hope you think you are a winner.
on November 26,2013 | 07:37AM
paradiddle wrote:
Hmmm....I think I smell a trap and a cruel one at that. Vegas has UH 61/2??? Is this a ploy to get the UH faithful to eagerly plunk down our hard earned monies only to be lose, AND, to put salt in the wound....UH winds up 0-12. Be careful fans. Be "vewwy vewwry" careful.
on November 25,2013 | 01:33PM
syhud wrote:
One win won't really prove anything for the football team this season. Especially against Army. Can you imagine Sunday's paper headline and all the accolades coming to Chow?
on November 25,2013 | 04:49PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
*See my comment above.
on November 25,2013 | 05:55PM
oxtail01 wrote:
The spread seems accurate - Hawaii wins this one.
on November 26,2013 | 11:29AM
Infamous_Hawaii wrote:
No matter how bad we want chow gone it won't happen. Ben Jay said on the 10 o'clock news that chow has done a great job and it's the other coaches that have to worry about there contracts getting extended. Good ole Punahou BS mafia.
on November 25,2013 | 10:06PM
hunebasami wrote:
Money talks and bull sh?t walks. Punahou should hire Guru Norm Chow and get rid of Ane.
on November 26,2013 | 07:40AM
engineersoldier wrote:
Go Army!
on November 26,2013 | 08:04AM
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