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After away games and bye, UH Warriors glad to play at home

By Ferd Lewis


With 27 days between home appearances, University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin said the Warriors are looking forward to finally getting back to Aloha Stadium Saturday night against New Mexico State.

"It is the first time we've been home in a long time," McMackin said on the Western Athletic Conference coaches' teleconference  today.

Since its Sept. 24th game with UC Davis at Aloha Stadium, the Warriors have played at Louisiana Tech (Oct. 1), had an open date and traveled to San Jose State (Oct. 15).  "We've had a lot of away games," McMackin said. "It will be good to get home. It is our homecoming (game), so we're looking forward to it.
Of Aggies (3-3), who UH beat 59-24 last year, McMackin said, "everybody is dangerous for us."

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Publicbraddah wrote:
Warriors are an enigma. You just don't know what you're going to get from week to week. There were a lot of opportunities and also a lot of mistakes that cost them this game. Even Coach Mac seemed flustered and I don't blame him. This one is on the players. I projected a break even season and it looks like it's holding up.
on October 17,2011 | 08:34AM
omd111 wrote:
I don't understand how losses can only be put on the players. Players are recruited and coached by coaching staff. So how is it on the players? People say we loss some good players to graduation, but isn't that the job of the coaching staff to recruit players to replace the good players leaving. By the way, it's not the players making the $1.1 million a year....it's the head coach and he is responsible for making the team good or bad.
on October 17,2011 | 08:57AM
kawika72 wrote:
Yup, agree with you. It is not the player's fault! What about the problems like, hiking the ball errors, blocked kicks, fumbling, etc. All we hear is that "We've got to work on it". Then it happens again on the next game. Is this what we call good coaching? If they can't do the job, fire them and hire coaches that will. Too bad they don't get paid solely from thee team's performance. I'm sure that if they did, we'd see immediate changes in performance. If you ask me, too much being paid for poor performance.
on October 17,2011 | 09:07AM
EyeKea wrote:
The coaches aren't the one who is snapping the ball or making the plays on the field, the playere do. I do agree to a certain extent that the coaches should take some responsibility. They need to teach the basics, the fundamentals but ultimately, its the player that must execute. It's like a teacher in a classroom, not every kid will respond well to the method that is used to teach something, some kids will not do as well as others. That being said, UH may not have the talent we thought we have at certain positions. I think we lack the outstanding and gifted players like we did last year. We have good players but not GREAT players.
on October 17,2011 | 12:33PM
LizKauai wrote:
Looking forward to being there for HOMECOMING!!! WELCOME HOME, WARRIORS!!!
on October 17,2011 | 08:44AM
BigOpu wrote:
The comforts of playing at home is always the better situation. Even the good teams hate playing on the road, but the difference is that they win on the road also. Maybe Hawaii is not really a "good" team this year and our expectations of this team is unrealistic. So we don't win on the road, oh well. Just take care of the home games and we should be "good enough" for the Hawaii Bowl. I guess this year is not the year for a Super Team, but I have no doubt the players and coaches are trying their hardest to right the ship. We'll never be a perennial top tier program just for the fact that we can't compete financially. But if Boise St. can do it, there is a glimmer of hope. Go Hawaii!
on October 17,2011 | 10:03AM
Musubi wrote:
You hit the nail on the head! Good teams do not lose to UNLV and San Jose State! This team is horrible. They make mistakes that would seem to be very basic football, they look uninspired, and the play calling is questionable. It starts from the top, but it goes all the way down.
on October 17,2011 | 10:48AM
Anonymous wrote:
BigOpu said it right. Perhaps Hawaii is not a "great" team, but I think the coaches and players are trying their best. A couple of games got away from the Warriors this season and this last game was a nail-biter down to the last minute. Win or lose, the players deserve more credit for their hard work. It is soooo easy to criticize the Warriors after a heartbreaking loss, but how many of us have ever worked so hard in his or her life? Also, the games have been fun and exciting, mistakes and all. The Warriors add much excitement to the game. And give credit to the winning teams; they beat a pretty good team. Our team's commitment and dedication deserve our support--not just when they win big.
on October 17,2011 | 01:51PM
vapors wrote:
on October 17,2011 | 10:42AM
808ikea wrote:
My apologizes to Coach Tomey, because I truly love what he did for Hawaii football. But what is perplexing to me is the play of our special teams given that Coach Tomey is the special teams coach. Back in the 80's Coach Tomey's special teams were outstanding. But so far our special teams are under performing.
on October 17,2011 | 10:56AM
solobiker1 wrote:
All I want to hear is the coach admit he made a bad call with the blitz. GO WARRIORS!
on October 17,2011 | 11:26AM
OPIDUK wrote:
There is something very wrong with either the team or the coaching for a team that cannot execute some of the very basic plays by the special teams and offense and defense which have resulted in losses wherever they have occurred. I had the unpleasant opportunity to watch UH lose in Las Vegas and watched them lose on TV to other schools. I believe the level of talent is not that good but i also believe that the lack of good coaching or evaluation of talent is equally at fault for the losses and snafu's. If you don't have good talent to spread the wealth then you use your best players to do the job and let the less than stellar players warm the bench. This is not little league where it requires you to play everyone, this is college football and $$ and if the head coach doesn't relaize this he should retire. If someone is not able to do a job they should either be taught or if that is not possible given duties that they are able to do or simply let go. As the chief executive/coach of an organization these are the things you must be able to do or you should either resign or be given duties and responsibilities that you are able to handle. a great defensive coach is not necessarily a good head coach and a good head coach is not necessarily a good special teams coach.
on October 17,2011 | 12:33PM
patrick59 wrote:
I am a big UH fan, but i got to say the football tems SUCKS!!!! What good players out there would want to come here, after time and time again, watching them lose on national TV. It's a shame, poeple out there are laughing at us. maybe it's time for A. get rid of the coaching staff and start over, they don't have their own game plan, their just following June Jones, at lease Jone's started his own legacy, and didn't copy the coach that was there before him. B. Get rid of the run and shoot, and go back to the pro style offense, at lease it will help the players that are good enough to go to the pros. C. Recuirt more mainland players, don't get me wrong, I am a local boy, love the local players, and bless their hearts they give all the have, and play with heart, but, they can't keep up with the other teams, bigger players, who have more talent, due to playing on the mainland where the talent is much better then Hawaii High school Football .No matter what happens win or lose I will always LOVE MY WARRIOR! Just Food for thought.
on October 17,2011 | 05:20PM
Oahuan wrote:
"Everybody is dangerous for us" Be forewarned: This is Mack's way for finding excuses if they lose. UH fans wonder why the UH football team can't attract more fans? UH always finds a way to lose when they shouldn't. That's why people outside the fan core group think UH suck.
on October 17,2011 | 05:39PM
sonnyboy wrote:
Stop the bleeding. Release the coaches now. Arizona did it to Mike Stoops a way better coach than Macmackin. Grab Mike Leach he's still available before Arizona does.
on October 18,2011 | 12:08AM
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