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Implosion

The Warriors fail to take advantage of several turnovers, dropping their fifth straight

By Stephen Tsai

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LAST UPDATED: 04:15 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2012


FORT COLLINS, Colo. » When the Hughes Stadium clock struck "0:00," it was the "pumpkins" who turned into a Cinderella team.

Dressed in throwback pumpkin-colored uniforms, the Colorado State football team overcame numerous mistakes to produce a 42-27 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.

"They almost forgot to sing the fight song because it's been so darn long since we did," CSU coach Jim McElwain said of the Rams' second victory in seven games and first against a Mountain West opponent this year. "They were excited. They were relieved. They feel the pressure. As many positive things as these guys are doing in the classroom and in the community and together as a team, they feel the heat of not winning. This was big."

42 Colorado State
27 Hawaii

The Rams' night to remember was the Warriors' nightmare to forget.

At 4,984 feet above sea level, the Warriors felt the depths of disappointment after squandering several gift-wrapped opportunities. The Warriors' implosive behavior was displayed in the third quarter, when they forced three turnovers and deflected a punt deep in CSU territory only to come away with just two field goals. The Rams then iced it with two interception returns for touchdowns.

"It was really frustrating," UH running back John Lister said. "When they hand you the ball on their porch, you have to take it in."

The Warriors had received a surprising boost from their defense. The Warriors had forced five takeaways in the first six games — four fumbles and an interception — and none in 35 consecutive drives entering Saturday night's game.

But the Warriors opened the scoring when safety Marrell Jackson forced a fumble and linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams scooped the football and ran 12 yards for a touchdown.

The Warriors trailed 28-21 at the intermission when their defense seized control.

Defensive end Tavita Woodard intercepted a pass into the flats at the start of the second half. UH's ensuing drive stalled, and then kicker Tyler Hadden was wide left on a 46-yard field-goal attempt.

Two plays later, Jackson struck CSU running back Chris Nwoke, forcing a fumble that defensive end Paipai Falemalu recovered.

The Warriors drove to the 2, but Lister's rush gained 1 yard. After a timeout, UH quarterback Sean Schroeder threw to Billy Ray Stutzmann on a slant pattern, but defensive back Shaq Bell broke up the fourth-down pass.

"We hadn't moved an inch running the football," Chow said. "I thought we'd take advantage of the young corners."

Schroeder said: "I thought we had a good look for it. In hindsight, we probably should have worked the other side to (receiver Scott Harding). I'm the triggerman behind that. I make that decision. It probably wasn't the right decision."

It took only three plays for the Warriors to regain possession after linebacker Art Laurel forced a fumble that defensive tackle Siasau Matagiese recovered at the 17. But again, the Warriors could not capitalize. Schroeder was sacked on second down, and backup tight end Clark Evans could not secure a high pass in the end zone. Hadden's field goal closed UH to 28-24.

The Warriors, who held their first six opponents to 17 three and outs in 77 possessions, stopped the Rams on three downs. Jackson partially blocked the punt, and UH took over at the CSU 35.

A pass-interference penalty advanced the ball to the 20. On first down, Schroeder lofted a pass to Stutzmann on a go pattern along the left sideline. Stutzmann out-leaped Bell and appeared to make the catch as an official signaled touchdown. After reviewing video replays, the officials reversed the call, saying that the point of the football tickled the ground before Stutzmann had fully secured the catch.

"I thought I had it all the way," Stutzmann said. ‘I don't think (the ball) hit the ground. I thought I had control the whole time. (The referees) thought otherwise."

Chow said: "We don't take advantage. We don't capitalize, and when we did, (the officials) called it back, which I knew they would. That seems to be happening all the time to us. Only to us. We haven't had a reversal all season long. I told the guy in front of me: ‘I bet you a hundred bucks they'll reverse it,' and sure enough they did."

The Warriors ended up settling for another Hadden field goal, this time from 43 yards, and trailed 28-27 instead of taking the lead if the touchdown had been permitted.

"We were going punch for punch with them," Stutzmann said, "and in the end, they pulled away."

The pulled string that unraveled the Warriors came on a Schroeder pass to the left side. DeAndre Elliott intercepted and then ran 76 yards to extend the lead to 35-27.

"I checked the play," said Schroeder, who was 19-for-46 for 200 yards. "It was a bad check."

Chow acknowledged Schroeder had an all-in mind-set.

"I thought Sean got a little greedy," Chow said. ‘He didn't take what they were giving us. He tried to make some big plays."

The Rams ended the suspense when Jasen Oden intercepted another Schroeder pass and scored on the 40-yard return.

"I can't have costly turnovers that go the other way for six (points)," Schroeder said.

Chow, who calls the offensive plays, said he regretted some of his choices.

"There were questionable coaching decisions that I'll kick myself in the butt for," Chow said.

Pressed for specifics, Chow said: "I should have been a little more creative down close to the goal line instead of trying to pound it in there. Things like that. We ran the ball pretty well in the first half, and I thought we could continue to do so, but (the Rams) tightened up."

And so it went.

Despite playing their best defensive game of the year, an uneven first half led the Warriors to chase a 14-point deficit.

And while the Warriors found success with their no-huddle offense, they could not sustain the pace.

"It was a tough night in the red zone," Lister said. "There's really no excuse for it. We have to capitalize on it. That's ‘pay dirt,' as they say. You go down there, you do all of the hard work, you have to get into the end zone. It's something we have to really work on, and take pride in."





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Tipops wrote:
It's really tough for our guys to work so hard and not have anything to show for it. Got to be brutal on that long plane ride back home. JJ used to say one snap and clear, our guys have to develop that mind-set. Things look pretty bleak right now. Coach Chow has to turn things around, make changes and secure a couple of wins or he is destined to crash and burn after only one season. He's got to give the fans some light at the end of this deep, dark tunnel we're in now.
on October 28,2012 | 02:22AM
frontman wrote:
The Rams then iced it with two interception returns for touchdowns.....................Either change the QB or run every down.
on October 28,2012 | 07:03AM
hunebasami wrote:
Tell him to quit. Give us a chance.
on October 28,2012 | 09:35AM
CriticalReader wrote:
WARNING: UH football is becoming irrelevant
on October 28,2012 | 09:39AM
allie wrote:
good..now we can focus on academics!
on October 28,2012 | 10:34AM
waianae94 wrote:
You should focus on capitalization.
on October 28,2012 | 11:08AM
joewilly wrote:
Chow knows the game. When he got hired, he should have kept the OC,DC and Aranda. He didn't. He hired a bunch of unseasoned Div. 2 coaches. The players know it. So do the fans. The pa'ke will get the message when he only draw 8.000 to the games.
on October 28,2012 | 10:41AM
WarriorFan3 wrote:
you are right
on October 28,2012 | 04:40PM
mellowyellow11 wrote:
you wonder if norm chow, not ever being a head coach, is limitied in his ability to make rational decision, like subbing a new quarter back as sean schorder is ineffective and his time has come and gone. Just like taking the names off from the backs of their jerseys to inconvenience us to easily see who made the plays. this is a mess and a change is in order. how do you replace a cal lee or rich miano. two defensive stalwarts with great teaching skills and defensive minds, which now is proving a bad move
on October 28,2012 | 11:26AM
frontman wrote:
Anyone wanting to watch the the destroying of a football team it is on 16 or 1016 right ow. Second half just beginning.
on October 28,2012 | 12:06PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Looks like UH is heading for its worse season ever. This was the seccond weakest team they have played. Rest of the teams are supposed to be way better. A lot of missed assignments don't make for a winning game.
on October 28,2012 | 11:11PM
waianae94 wrote:
I don't mind us losing during Chow's first year; I mind getting blown out week after week.
on October 28,2012 | 02:37AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 09:08AM
allie wrote:
agreed
on October 28,2012 | 03:45PM
hunebasami wrote:
You must be a loser if you don't mind losing.
on October 28,2012 | 09:36AM
waianae94 wrote:
During Chow's first year. You must be a child.
on October 28,2012 | 11:09AM
droid wrote:
Coach Chow has to think about mixing things up. The schedule just gets harder the next two games. I respect Schroeder’s toughness and supposed grasp of Chow’s offense, but he’s been really iffy on his passing. His accuracy seems to drop dramatically when he needs to make a long pass — and that results in picks. Turnovers have killed the Warriors game after game. Put in David Graves. At least the guy has won a Division I FBS game. He seems to have a stronger arm. It could be just for one game. Schroeder might benefit from watching one from the sidelines. Or even just get some rest after being banged around for six of seven games. The defense showed up yesterday. It’s time for Chow to get the offense (his specialty) in order.
on October 28,2012 | 03:06AM
hunebasami wrote:
Old and hard headed will not win games. Old can't change, too. He rememberd what he was in 1980s. He forgot this is 2012.
on October 28,2012 | 09:39AM
hanabata wrote:
Agree too stubborn for his own good
on October 28,2012 | 09:02PM
ckim wrote:
- everything about Chow shows his stubborness and inflexibility. He has a defense that uses a press man to man which does not account for the quarterback ( it took 4 or five games for the defense to adapt....too slow shows poor coaching) Does not think a running quarterback makes it easier to throw the ball....doesn't like 2 minute offensive....makes offense gassed...offenses has evolved in college football not chow's....sticks with schroeder using comparison with carson palmer...totally riduculous logic...poor coaching decisions in passing up field goals and running reverses at key points in games etc..too much concern about trivial matters....warrior walk....where everyone stands during haka...goes on and on... oregon's team does everything that chow is against..... he is the captiain of the titanic and will not realize the ship has sunk until it is way too late...
on October 28,2012 | 05:14AM
bigtaiho wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 06:13AM
hunebasami wrote:
Norm is the other
on October 28,2012 | 09:41AM
allie wrote:
Chow is a good coach but his weak schedule and lack of talent is hurting. Be patient!
on October 28,2012 | 08:34AM
ckim wrote:
he has shown this season he is not a good coach...look at the results..mcmackin team would have won more games with the same players.......chow has shown why he has never.... been a head coach
on October 28,2012 | 08:58AM
hunebasami wrote:
right on. someone can see the light. glad they are getting s new AD
on October 28,2012 | 09:47AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 09:06AM
allie wrote:
true
on October 28,2012 | 10:34AM
joewilly wrote:
WHAT? Chow is a stubborn old pa'ke. Schroeder is not the guy. The players don't believe in him or the coaches. It's easy when you sitting high in the warm box calling plays. Now when you head coach and you responsible for everything is way different. HA!!!!
on October 28,2012 | 09:41AM
hunebasami wrote:
Mac won with less. Remember Dicj Tomey won more as a first year coach at UH with less. June won more. Do you know who beat out Chow for head coach at UH. Non other than VonAppen. Remember him. He was a better pick then Chow...
on October 28,2012 | 09:46AM
waianae94 wrote:
Did Chow attack your family, or something? So much hatred in your posts. You are either a young kid or a moke. Either way, please get an education before spouting off. Start with those picture books and work your way up.
on October 28,2012 | 11:16AM
hunebasami wrote:
right on
on October 28,2012 | 09:41AM
WarriorFan3 wrote:
and the current players get marginalized by chow, coaches, and fans. how much more blame should the current players take. this is ridiculous. defense did very well against csu. go warriors!!
on October 28,2012 | 04:56PM
mishtah wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 05:36AM
inverse wrote:
You cannot teach an old Chow Chow new tricks.
on October 28,2012 | 08:38AM
hunebasami wrote:
pld and don't know any better.
on October 28,2012 | 09:49AM
808comp wrote:
No offense. Time to try another QB. Hate to see what Boise State is going to do. Another blow out!!
on October 28,2012 | 05:47AM
bigtaiho wrote:
97-6 Boise
on October 28,2012 | 06:14AM
kailua000 wrote:
oh please let it not be true! LOL
on October 28,2012 | 07:25AM
64hoo wrote:
its true warriors win.
on October 28,2012 | 06:11PM
hunebasami wrote:
that close
on October 28,2012 | 09:49AM
64hoo wrote:
no 27 to 20 warriors win.
on October 28,2012 | 06:10PM
bigtaiho wrote:
Da Pa'ke is one hard headed buggah. Enough, try another q-back, Notre Dame did it and look at them now! I wonder where all the Chow time tees are...rags?
on October 28,2012 | 06:08AM
allie wrote:
Chow is from an old Punahou family
on October 28,2012 | 08:35AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 09:02AM
hunebasami wrote:
he was good in the 70s and 80s but this is 2012
on October 28,2012 | 09:53AM
joewilly wrote:
How old?? Punahou was founded by white missionaries. You telling me his mama was white?
on October 28,2012 | 09:45AM
allie wrote:
Chow was an athletic and academic all-star at Punahou. Punahou was started by a Hawaiian governor and missionaries. Chow is da man!
on October 28,2012 | 10:36AM
hunebasami wrote:
aold Punahou thinking. Look at the youth in Punahou leaders that are succesful.
on October 28,2012 | 09:52AM
akuman808 wrote:
The inability to score inside the 5 yard line with four downs to do so, says it all. To expect the offense to do any better from anywhere else on the field is foolhardy and naive.
on October 28,2012 | 06:10AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 07:27AM
akuman808 wrote:
A slot only play, not even the end went on a flair route opposite the flow of Stutzman??? The QB tends to throw into double and triple coverage, he tends to throw late to open receivers. But at the end of the day, we miss Moniz who was very accurate and was able to run when the opportunity presented itself. Bryant's read progression was quick whereas Sean takes forever... We fans know a good quarterback when we seen them play.
on October 28,2012 | 01:51PM
souzaboy wrote:
I really wish he would try another quarterback. Getting mad already.
on October 28,2012 | 06:34AM
jussayin wrote:
Agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on October 28,2012 | 08:03AM
hunebasami wrote:
you to slow. got mad a long time ago.
on October 28,2012 | 09:55AM
ahi1pfb wrote:
Plain and simple. If Chow starts Schroeder in the next game, Chow is the problem and needs to be replaced. Even a blind man can see Schroeder is not working out. I haven't seen a worst passing game out of a UH QB in a long time. A Duke benchwarmer is not what this team needs. Graves has proven to be more accurate than this buggah in past games at UH. Chow should stop being a stubborn old man and make the change or UH should change coach and bring Rolo back.
on October 28,2012 | 06:38AM
kailua000 wrote:
The problem is Schroeder is the best they have and thats not saying much. Chow is a QB coach, he should know who is the best they have, but I'm with you, give Graves an opportunity. I thought it was hysterical that everyone was so hyped abou Schroeder. Aside from being from a top academic school and helping the teams APR, I could not see what a bench warmer from Duke - historically one of the worst FB teams in the ACC, would contribute on the field.
on October 28,2012 | 07:24AM
allie wrote:
very true
on October 28,2012 | 08:36AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 09:14AM
allie wrote:
Chow knows the others are not as good
on October 28,2012 | 10:36AM
inverse wrote:
Chow does NOT know who truly is the 'best' quarterback as they were all never given a chance in REAL game situations, even if the outcome was decided and UH would lose. It is one thing to judge players performance in practice, however in a REAL game, against real opponents, some players perform very differently than others compared to just judging them only in practice. You could call it the' X' factor (not the TV show by that name). You don't have to be a football coach to know this is true. However despite all his years as an assistant coach, appears Chow can't figure this out.
on October 28,2012 | 01:50PM
WarriorFan3 wrote:
Give them a chance. Chow changes every other position...making the players compete, but never any competing for the QB spot. What kind of TEAM dynamics is this? i guess, do as your told and do not ask questions or offer advice. Keep blaming yourselves and shut up...
on October 28,2012 | 05:21PM
hunebasami wrote:
tight on Rolo for sure.
on October 28,2012 | 09:56AM
joewilly wrote:
The stubborn old pa'ke will see the light when he only get 8,000 people in the stands.
on October 28,2012 | 09:58AM
allie wrote:
80 you mean
on October 28,2012 | 03:47PM
WarriorFan3 wrote:
bring rolo back....please. will this be the decision of the new AD?
on October 28,2012 | 05:17PM
kailua000 wrote:
Now UH is officially the worst team in the MWC. I was hoping those hideous orange throwback uniforms would not have distracted the warriors.
on October 28,2012 | 07:22AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 07:32AM
jussayin wrote:
Staradvertiser should show the bottom 25 polls every week.
on October 28,2012 | 08:02AM
allie wrote:
yup
on October 28,2012 | 08:36AM
allie wrote:
yup
on October 28,2012 | 03:47PM
Smiley7 wrote:
Back to basics. Blocking and tackling. Like Coach Tomey would say, "You have to have one play that you can make at least one yard". The O line will not overpower anyone but the D has improved immensely. Takes at least 3 years to get the job done. Auwe!
on October 28,2012 | 07:38AM
hunebasami wrote:
After three years he will retire and we have to start to rebuild again.
on October 28,2012 | 01:10PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 07:50AM
allie wrote:
yup
on October 28,2012 | 10:37AM
hunebasami wrote:
He needs to learn how to call plays. He should good back to high to coach. This is his high powered offense that helps the defense
on October 28,2012 | 01:17PM
bigpapa wrote:
I want to know how the players feel about SS. Do they have the same confidence in him that Chow does? Morale has to be at an all-time low and that will lead to more losses. They need a spark. Let Graves try and provide that spark. It can't get any worse. Defense played awesome in the second half. I'd like to see second half stats.
on October 28,2012 | 07:58AM
9ronboz wrote:
New coach in order?
on October 28,2012 | 07:59AM
hunebasami wrote:
I second the motion
on October 28,2012 | 01:19PM
jussayin wrote:
Unsat. Chow is a knucklehead. Only a fool keeps doing the same thing over and over and over and over. We should get a discount on our PPV and/or tickets! Come on Chow man, gotta make some major changes in the offense. If you can't do it, have the offensive coordinator take over and you just watch the game. U should try Graves and if he's a good runner, adjust the offensive for goodness sake. Geez. Even our high school coaches can do that!
on October 28,2012 | 08:01AM
hunebasami wrote:
He can't adjust.....
on October 28,2012 | 01:19PM
connie wrote:
Offense probably still having trouble executing baseline vanilla package and the defense coordinators on the other team can see it. Hard to move the ball if the defense knows whats coming. Hope it clicks soon for the offense. It could be a long second half of the season.
on October 28,2012 | 08:17AM
allie wrote:
This season is over. Maybe just schedule Kalani High School or kaimuki? UH is not a Division I team
on October 28,2012 | 08:37AM
hunebasami wrote:
We are a Div 1 team with a Div 3 coach.
on October 28,2012 | 01:21PM
localboieastside wrote:
I am tuning out Hawaii Football season for the next 3 years. Yes, I jumped on the PAC 12 bandwagon. I am just watching some Hawaii local boys contributing to likes of Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, etc. I just don't enjoy watching mediocre football on my new LED T.V. waste of electricity and time. With the apparent pipeline of talents leaving to mainland colleges it is a very tough hill to climb to be competitive again. See YA!!
on October 28,2012 | 09:31AM
64hoo wrote:
good we dont need your poor sport attitude maybe the rest of the commenters should not watch hawaii either they have poor sports attitude all you guys can do is ridicule the coach and the team we dont need supporters like all you commenters that blast the players and coaches go watch something else you poor sporting commenter. you are all spoiled little kijds grumbling about UH this year. GO WARRIORS no matter how the season turns out.
on October 28,2012 | 05:42PM
zhiro wrote:
7-2 Utah State with DC Aranda ranked no. 19 in defense nationally. 6-3 Nevada with OC Rolovich ranked no. 9 in offense. 1-6 UH ranked no. 71 in defense, no. 114 in offense.
on October 28,2012 | 09:34AM
ckim wrote:
terrific points....
on October 28,2012 | 11:53AM
CriticalReader wrote:
The significance of this loss in particular is not in the win/loss column. It is the impact it will have on interest in UH football for the rest of the year, next year and likely the next. This will be a losing season record wise. This game ensured that. And, Hawaii has shown it will not respond well to a winning team with moderate entertainment (pass-happy local quarterback) value. There is little hope Hawaii will respond well this season to a losing team with a boring offense, and boring no local tie quarterback ( even worse, obscure transfer out of an obscure program), and interest this season will affect next season's season ticket buy. UH is in a tough situation. Already dwindling ticket sales with the prospect of further dwindling. Travel expenses for MWC home opponents. Questionable future of ppv revenues. A stubborn commitment to a boring offensive scheme with no obvious saviors on the horizon. And, most of all, faster growing reticence among the Hawaii market fan base, beyond those who might even considering buying game tickets. Coach Chow has been progressively teaching Hawaii that it can live just fine without UH football. This game might have been a lesson learned game. So, it seems like this game was far worse for UH football than just the score or impact on the win/loss record.
on October 28,2012 | 09:35AM
allie wrote:
agreed..time to move on
on October 28,2012 | 10:38AM
64hoo wrote:
good move on allie dont need your senseless comments.
on October 28,2012 | 06:21PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 12:01PM
connie wrote:
Not exactly out of date, but kinda like what the NFL runs. Base and sub packages on both sides of the ball. Each player having specific responsibilities, because the NFL demands you know your job. Mano a mano, its old, its basic, but its the NFL formula. Smart recruits will recognize the kind of system Coach Chow is running and will come to UHawaii. I think recruits will come to appreciate working and playing in a pro system. Just a matter of time for Coach Chow to get settled in and go full force in recruiting. Go Bows.
on October 28,2012 | 01:00PM
inverse wrote:
No, after Chow's first season, they will see UH and his coaching style as nothing but clueless LOSERS. They are not so cerebral or tangential to think Chow's system has some kind of superior "connection" to the NFL style of play, they just see a coach and team that are LOSERS who are getting wiped out, even by scrub teams like Colorado State. Unfortunately your comments are just wishful thinking. Chow has put UH and himself in deep Kim Chee and every top recruit in the nation, including kids coming from Hawaii high schools will avoid playing for Hawaii at all costs. Chow might get a little lucky like JJ and recruit convicted felons who have talent at the college level, however that is "iffy" at best.
on October 28,2012 | 02:05PM
masteruke wrote:
Dont blame the officials for the call reversal. Your poor play calling and the poor play of your boy was the difference in the game. The defense rose up and gave you the ball 3-4 times inside the 30. Its about time you look in the mirror and ask Am I head coaching material. You and your staff chooses who plays who sits. Step up and say it. Right now I suck big time
on October 28,2012 | 09:50AM
CriticalReader wrote:
UH really ought to consider FCS football status, and keep volleyball, basketball DI. Recruiting the quality it takes to do well to Hawaii just doesn't seem possible or feasible. The community no longer supports this program in the numbers necessary to justify FBS expenditures. And, UH could command good money as a PERCEIVED sacrificial lamb traveling team, and still draw approximately what it does at home now. In fact, as an FCS team, it's home draw could be even better. If it gets junker on paper by going FCS, it seems like the bigs (SEC, Pac-10, Big-10, etc.) teams would love to come to Hawaii for a 13th game, recruiting enhancing trip each year. UH could field a Notre Dame type schedule. It might not win many, but it would pull an big upset every now and then. And, win or lose, it would sure be entertaining and people would feel better about paying to watch.
on October 28,2012 | 09:53AM
macnut50 wrote:
I agree. Hawaii can't compete year in and year out with the mainland big boys. That goes for recruiting, support, and boosters. Hawaii should come to terms and say "no mas".
on October 28,2012 | 05:28PM
geralddeheer wrote:
Coach Chow does not deserve the abuse he is receiving from fair-weather, U H Fans. Step by step he is re-building this team. He has put forth honest effort, leading our team with integrity. When re-building, fans have to endure long seasons that include blow-out losses. Things may appear worse before they get better. And, a turn-a-round may not occur next season either. When all is done, Coach Chow will be remembered as a great coach on many levels. Give him a chance to win. Calling for his head after a string of tough losses is bush league. Hanging in there during tough times develops character. UH Leadership, from the Athletic Dept to the UH Management (and Regents) has demonstrated a decided lack of character. The system is broken, and someone has to stop the bleeding and turn things around. Norm Chow will win the right way. If we support him, that will send a message that will reasonate within the entire UH Community. If we put the pressure on to fire Coach Chow, we are no better than the power structure involved with the Stevie Wonder mess.
on October 28,2012 | 11:05AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 28,2012 | 11:56AM
allie wrote:
Descartes has a college degree.
on October 28,2012 | 03:48PM
macnut50 wrote:
Step by step, he's not building anything! Not anything worthwhile.
on October 28,2012 | 05:29PM
fka wrote:
Hopefully,you are right,but I have my doubts.If he doesn't change his stubborn inflexible ways,he will have a hard time accomplishing what you have outlined.
on October 28,2012 | 06:26PM
amela wrote:
To all you naysayers, shaadaap!
on October 28,2012 | 11:13AM
CriticalReader wrote:
OH!!! OK. Thanks for that. Now I want to run right out and buy UH football tickets in hopes of sitting right next to you at the stadium. If not sit next to you, then encounter you somehow on the concourse. In any event, you make some sort of point that, well, I don't understand, but I want to follow because, it's so, it's so, it's so admirable and compelling. And, even if I decide I don't want to go to UH games, or I can't go to games or watch them or whatever, I sure do want to make sure that people like YOU still have UH football to enjoy. So, again, thanks for that. Very effective approach to build support for Coach Chow and the UH program, I must say.
on October 28,2012 | 11:27AM
thehungrybear59 wrote:
Run and shoot is our only way to be competitive. This is going absolutely nowhere..
on October 28,2012 | 11:24AM
TAMASAMOA684685 wrote:
It was good that coach stood by his QB. I'm sure the players loves that about their coach. And so they play football the way coach knew best. Now I think in Schroeder's case we have exhausted all that we could see from him. I hope coach see it because the more loss we get the more he's getting the officials in his story. It may be true but that's another thing that we can't really control. Its suppose to be losing is part of wining, not whining. See your system is proven, now you found out, just change the guy, that's all. Or we'll change you midway. On the comparison of Schroeder to Palmer. I think David Graves can throw the football. In my opinion he look like Tom Brady on youtube. Look we're all team here, give the guy a chance. Go Warriors .
on October 28,2012 | 11:39AM
oceansoul47 wrote:
So when UH plays Boise is it very possible for Boise to get 100 points with Schroeder at quarterback. They can fix the national deficit by betting against UH as long as Norm and Schroeder is at the controls it like death and taxes, fo sure
on October 28,2012 | 12:33PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Having just watched the re-play of yesterday's game, I woould say it is time to give another QB a look.
on October 28,2012 | 01:09PM
macnut50 wrote:
Until Chow replaces SS, fans should boycott this team. No other way to get the message to him! So sad but so true!
on October 28,2012 | 05:33PM
fka wrote:
Sad but true,the scenario of this year'sUH football season resembles the years of Von Appen's coaching career at UH. Chow's reluctance to insert Graves or Higgins has been a mystery to me from the Nevada game when the game was out of reach in the fourth quarter. How are you going to evaluate how capable the back up quarterback is,as well as,giving him game time experience,if you don't give him a chance to play? Chow's stubborness,I assume,is already creating a morale problem. I see some defections of some fine players after this season,as well as difficulties in recruiting fine players,both locally and abroad.
on October 28,2012 | 01:16PM
hawaiidabest52 wrote:
I was there sitting in the cold not believing what I was seeming. What an embarrassment to the fans, team and school. Mr Chow please do us all a favor and step down. Looking at the Hawaii fans after the game there faces were so sad having spent all that money to see the worst game any of us have ever seen. Sorry Mr Chow but I think you need to fall on the sword.
on October 28,2012 | 02:52PM
allie wrote:
I saw part of the game last night. Chow did look confused. So did the players. Look, CSU is not a big-time football program and many of the alumns enjoy the high tier one status in national rankings of academics. Clearly the stands were near empty. Real universities don't need big time enetertainment
on October 28,2012 | 03:50PM
64hoo wrote:
no your confused in your mind. not chow.
on October 28,2012 | 05:43PM
64hoo wrote:
you know all you commenters make me laugh last year you were all using different names to make comments. when anyone could go on the adsvertiser. now that its not free all you commenters came back with different names. last year all you commenters were saying lets get rid of mac, lets get rid of rolo, lets get rid of aranda heck lets get rid of all the coaches from last year. now you folks say we should have kept them. what a bunch of contradictors you folks are. get a life. GO WARRIORS.
on October 28,2012 | 05:58PM
mahiai01 wrote:
This team is horrible they're reminding everyone of the VON Oppen days. This Quarter back needs a lot of schooling on being a quarter back- 1. Do not stare down your receviers. 2. Stop turning the ball over and giving the other team an easy score. 3. Watch the other teams safety, if they come up or back off. Read your defense. Real important!!! and 4. AUDIBLE ON THE LINE if you see something.Blitz or single receiver one on one. Make the play!!! Last Need to improve every game and not degress backwards.
on October 28,2012 | 07:35PM
jussayin wrote:
Well said!
on October 28,2012 | 09:20PM
jussayin wrote:
Just saw the Norm weekly show. As we all expected but hoped otherwise, no QB changes. Same story: we just gotta get better. Can expect the same thing over and over ... and pretty soon, the season will be over. It's a costly season for us fans$ BTW, we're 106th in the nation in passing offense, 106th in rushing, 99th in points scored, 121st in points against.
on October 28,2012 | 09:18PM
BTO wrote:
Play action pass, play action pass, play action pass???
on October 28,2012 | 10:02PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ~Albert Einstein
on October 29,2012 | 12:44AM
hvagd1 wrote:
This season is a wash, so why not use it to continue to assess players for next season? Why not use Graves? What you got to lose? Sometimes square pegs don't fit into round holes. Change something to make it fit.
on October 29,2012 | 10:26AM
sportsfan wrote:
We should be saying CIAO to CHOW or CHOW is PAU. He is simply stealing from the State of Hawaii. He knows he is completely lost out there and he just bank rolled his boys Tommy Lee and Keith Uparesa's retirement. It is an utter shame. I have been around football and coaching for years and this is BAD COACHING at the highest level. You cant' tell me this QB is better than our local boy Higgins or maybe even Shutter....but Chow will not even give them a chance. There is a reason Schroeder never saw the field at Duke, and was third string. His QB mechanics are horrible, the play design is Pop Warner and the coaching is completely absent. This coaching staff is a SCANDAL, and makes the Stevie Wonder blunder look like nothing when you add up the salaries. It is even worst when you see the Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator and other staff QUIT on their team in the 4th quarter. Yes, its true, Chow took his headsets off while his offense was still on the field with 2 minutes left. ...Watch the game...he actually QUIT in the 4th qtr. GET HIM OUT OF HERE!!! The new AD needs to have the chance to clean house or he will be dealing with a complete mess next year.
on October 29,2012 | 10:52AM
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