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Navy holds on to beat Hawaii

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LAST UPDATED: 04:30 p.m. HST, Nov 09, 2013


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As another long road trip drew to a close, one thing we knew for certain, a Hawaii-born head coach would walk away a winner in today's nonconference football game between the Naval Academy and the University of Hawaii in Annapolis, Md.

Rainbow Warriors head coach Norm Chow wanted to get back to the days when UH was the favorite in these matchups, while Midshipmen main man Kenny Niumatalolo, a former Rainbow coach and player himself, liked the current tilt just fine.

His spread formation, born from the days of former UH offensive coordinator Paul Johnson, had a familiar feel to it. And just as important, it was equally effective as Navy won 42-28.

The 12th consecutive road loss dropped Hawaii to 0-9 for the season. Navy is 5-4 after coming off a tough defeat to Notre Dame last week, and played like it the opening 30 minutes. But sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds came to life, rushing for 226 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw for another to secure the victory.

Tied 14-14 at intermission, Navy took the opening kickoff of the second half and went 70 yards on 11 plays to regain the lead on a 12-yard run by Quinton Singleton as Nick Sloan added the PAT with 9:52 remaining in the third quarter.

Midway through the drive, Hawaii thought it had an interception by John Hardy-Tuliau, but a roughing-the-passer penalty by Beau Yap kept it alive and the Midshipmen made the Warriors pay for it.

The woes of the third quarter continued for Hawaii after a three-and-out on its opening series, followed by a 24-yard punt, gave Navy the ball at its own 49. Reynolds scored his second touchdown of the game, this time from 6 yards out as Sloan was true with the PAT to make it 28-14 Navy with 4:39 remaining in the third.

Navy forced another three-and-out on UH's next series, followed by another short punt by backup kicker Ruben Guzman, to give Navy the ball at its own 48. Reynolds cut loose again on a 27-yard scamper that gave the Midshipmen a first-and-goal at the 9. But Hawaii held on a fourth-down try as Reynolds came up a half-yard short.

From there, the Rainbow Warriors went on their best drive of the year, going 99 yards on the broad shoulder pads of long, lost, injured running back Joey Iosefa, who went the final 6 to score as Tyler Hadden added the PAT to cut Navy's lead to 28-21 with 9:31 remaining in the game. The drive was 18 plays as Iosefa rushed for 191 yards in the game.

Navy needed less than a minute to respond as Reynolds scored his third touchdown, this time from 67 yards out as Sloan added the PAT to make it 35-21 Navy with 8:51 remaining. But Hawaii refused to go gently into that good night.

The Warriors came back with another long drive of their own. Going 72 yards with Iosefa, Schroeder and tight end Clark Evans as the main movers and shakers, Hawaii drew to within 7 with 4:36 remaining. Evans caught a 6-yard pass from Scrhoeder on a fourth-and-goal play as Hadden hit the PAT to draw closer at 35-28.

Reynolds refused to go down, driving Navy quickly down the field, scoring from 21 yards out to make it 42-28 with 1:36 remaining.

The Midshipmen scored their first touchdown of the game off a miscue by the Warriors. After forcing Hawaii to kick away on its opening possession, they took over at its own 21 and moved into UH territory where it was forced to punt.

With normal return man Scott Harding sidelined with an injury suffered in the opening series, backup Donnie King Jr. tried to field a short kick on the run and mishandled it. Navy's Kenneth Mouton recovered it at the Hawaii 26.

The Midshipmen struck quickly as Reynolds faked a handoff, dropped back and found a wide open Marcus Thomas behind the UH defense for the easy score. Sloan added the PAT to give Navy the touchdown advantage with 10:08 remaining in the first quarter.

For a second time, Hawaii drove into Navy territory behind Iosefa, who had 103 yards rushing on 17 carries in the first half alone. The drive stalled at the Navy 18 setting up a 36-yard-field-goal attempt for Hadden, who hooked it wide left. The snap was bad and holder Ikaika Woolsey couldn't spin the laces, leading to the miss.

After holding Navy on a fourth-down try on its ensuing series, the Hawaii offense drove the football effectively behind the running game of Iosefa and the precise throws of Schroeder, who hit 15 of 16 in the first half for 135 yards. For the game, the senior hit 29 of 33 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. He was sacked twice and didn't throw an interception.

But the drive stalled at the 9, leading to another missed field goal by Hadden. He hooked it again, this time from the 26 as Navy took over with 10 minutes remaining in the half.

The Hawaii defense forced a punt and Iosefa and Schroeder didn't disappoint as UH went 65 yards on six plays; the big one, a 40-yard scoring strike from Schroeder to Keith Kirkwood as Hadden added the PAT to make it 7-7 with 6:21 remaining in the half.

Navy came right back to regain the lead behind the running and throwing of Reynolds, who had a 32-yard scamper and an 18-yard completion. He punctuated the eight-play, 75-yard drive with a keeper from 1 yard out. Sloan barely made the PAT to give Navy the 14-7 advantage with 3:37 remaining in the half.

Hawaii came right back to tie it up on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Evans with 45 seconds remaining in the half. Hadden added the PAT. Hawaii started the drive at its own 35 and quickly moved through the Navy defense that couldn't stop Iosefa. He had so many carries, he had to take himself out of the game for a breather after setting up UH for a first-and-goal at the 9.

Schroeder, off play-action, found a wide open Evans in the flat for the game-tying score. He led all receivers with nine catches for 62 yards and two scores.






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kong2985 wrote:
How sad..even the football program that played at the old stadium wasn't as badly coached or played as this current team. Chow Fun should retire, giving younger coaches a better chance to win, just like business, the old ones retired.
on November 9,2013 | 10:04AM
allie wrote:
ageism!
on November 9,2013 | 11:06AM
kekelaward wrote:
Heh.
on November 9,2013 | 11:15AM
RKC808 wrote:
Coach Chow should not be responsible for dropped passes, sacks, missed tackles, fumbles , penalties and unspirited play. That's all on the players
on November 9,2013 | 01:20PM
bluhawaii74 wrote:
Really? Then why are the taxpayers paying him $600K?
on November 9,2013 | 01:48PM
rgy888 wrote:
tax payers? I bet you don't even work1
on November 9,2013 | 04:36PM
RKC808 wrote:
hahaha
on November 9,2013 | 09:42PM
RKC808 wrote:
So if your kids kill someone, should YOU go to jail????
on November 9,2013 | 09:43PM
kong2985 wrote:
Hmmm...the players are an extension of their sr citizen coach chow fun..
on November 9,2013 | 01:51PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I agree. 2 missed field goals, a punt return fielding error etc. UH was prepared. Just some costly mistakes. And not by the coaching staff. Too bad, they started to look good. Go Rainbow Warriors!
on November 9,2013 | 01:58PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
The coach is responsible for training the players not to drop passes, to block for the QB, to teach the QB how to scramble, to hold onto the ball and to avoid penalties. They are not playing with "spirit" because they have not won any games. It is a wonder they can play at all. This is all, 100%, on Norm Chow's shoulders. Allie keeps saying Chow runs a clean program and is an honorable man. If he had any honor at all, he would resign . . . for the good of the team and for the university.
on November 9,2013 | 02:07PM
Bdpapa wrote:
There is a point where players need to take personal responsibility. Catch run tackle.
on November 9,2013 | 06:18PM
RKC808 wrote:
Well said Bdpapa
on November 9,2013 | 09:44PM
Warrior_Fan wrote:
No he should not be …. but he should be accountable for the lack of experienced coaches on his staff. The young coaches probably have logged in more hours playing X-Box than actual coaching hours. He let go Coach Price prior to the start of the season and has been trying to deal with being short a coach combined with the lack of experience. I am not sure if he is insecure and purposely surrounded himself with young coaches that would not second guess him or if he feels he wants to give as much young coaches an opportunity to get into the business. What ever the reason is he is responsible for it.
on November 9,2013 | 07:57PM
dbrown987 wrote:
RKC808 - Ever heard of the saying "the buck stops here?"
on November 9,2013 | 10:50PM
niimi wrote:
At least Mac won about half his games and won a conference title. We had a couple of great coordinators, too . We squandered them. Fans didn't like JJ. Then fans didn't like Mac. Now they hate Norm. We chase the most successful guy out of town. Who's next?
on November 9,2013 | 01:53PM
frontman wrote:
Holds on, now that is creative journalism, if you want to call this rag journalism.
on November 9,2013 | 07:32PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
We'll see what type of man he is at the end of the season. If he is honorable, he'll retire. if not, he'll look for a pay off for the remaining 3 years on his contract. Either way I think he's gotta go before ticket sales collapse completely and UH starts looking at multi million dollar deficits. Norm, you've got lots of money already. Please consider retiring honorably, it's in the best interest of UH and people of Hawaii.
on November 9,2013 | 10:28AM
uhsportsfan wrote:
Right on.
on November 9,2013 | 02:12PM
Mad21 wrote:
Hadden can't kick fg.
on November 9,2013 | 10:36AM
niimi wrote:
LOL. Hah! Fans used to be humble. They even showed up under vonAppen. Then JJ came for a meager $400K a year. he fulfilled his promise, turned around the program--IMMEDIATELY! WAC title. Competitive in the games we needed to be in. Then he got a bump in salary to $800K. Suddenly the arrogant, shallow, insecure fans turned on him. He didn't make his schedule, he just played it. They ran the table--12-0 perfect regular season. Got Hawaii of all teams to a BCS game. But to many, "no thanks" from the fans. Unfair criticism from people like Joke Moore at KHON2, among others. So dumb. We had a rockstar coach, awesome, unprecedented results, and great staff. So we promote Mac. But now the fans stay spoiled rotten to-da-max! We go 7-7, 6-7, 10-4, 6-7. WAC rankings 5th, 2nd, 1st, 4th. AND..., and he was doing like he always did, which was to mentor the future staff, two bright coordinators. But wewe run Mac out of town? Are you kidding me? So the OC goes to Nevada to apprentice under Chris Ault, the inventor of the Pistol formation, and they lead the nation in total offense. The DC Aranda goes to Utah State which gets to top 20 D in the country. Now Aranda is DC at Big Ten school Wisconsin. And Rolo could have gone to a BCS program but instead chose to remain at Nevada. So instead of having great young HC potentially we have a Seniling Chow Fun who is heading for a 0-12 season just like good ol' Fred did. And where are those nasty fans? Not supporting the team. All they like do is pitch and moan, but shallow and insecure as shattered glass. The slightest squeak sends them scampering, diving for cover. Those type of fans no can handle adversity. That local kine attitude ainokea except when winning MY WAY.
on November 9,2013 | 12:13PM
Readitnow wrote:
You got it right! I totally agree!!!
on November 9,2013 | 01:12PM
hapaguy wrote:
Way to rewrite history. JJ left because of an inept AD Herman Frazier. He didn't leave because the fans weren't behind him.....
on November 9,2013 | 01:14PM
niimi wrote:
Read the message boards after the 12th game and forward. So much fan hate mixed in it was uncalled for. So many JJ haters after he got the $800K contract. Such dumb, so dumb fans.
on November 9,2013 | 01:38PM
hon2255 wrote:
Players deserve a better coaching staff. Idiots in this board like u
on November 9,2013 | 02:29PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
During the 2007 season--the Warriors were 9-0 and the fans still didn't fill up Aloha Stadium until the remaining 3 games. Fair weather--or should I say--perfect weather fans refused to attend games and help sell out Aloha Stadium until national media were predicting that if UH runs the table--they would have a legit shot at receiving a BCS Sugar Bowl bid. In my opinion, such fans were undeserving of J.J. simply because they failed to support him and the team when things don't go absolutely perfectly.
on November 9,2013 | 05:19PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
@niimi~ You have the memory of an elephant to recall fans' reactions during the '07 season. I remember this quite vividly because I was one of the few fans who posted positive things about J.J. and the team on the old Star-Bulletin threads. Before, during and after every game--fans were complaining about UH's weak strength of schedule, J.J.'s off-field problems, and Herman Frazier's incompetence--instead of rallying to support the Warriors and their prospect of going undefeated and earning a BCS bid. For this reason I felt compelled to form "Warrior Fan Group" which was comprised of several "sock accounts" such as Warrior FANatic, Green Machine, UH Ultimate Warrior, etc. One vocal opponent of the Warriors was Mach 5 Motorsports who knew quite a lot about college football--but was dead wrong in predicting the outcomes of certain games he/she assumed UH would lose--such as when they faced Boise State and Fresno State. By the end of the 12th game of the season, this naysayer was nowhere to be found--yet low and behold--a plethora of disenfranchised Warrior fans were still calling for Frazier's head and continued to voice their disapproval of J.J. after they lost to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl--a team that would end the season ranked 2nd in the country.
on November 9,2013 | 05:35PM
Bdpapa wrote:
JJ had a plan for a big payday. He worked it and deserved what he got. Frazier made it easier for him to leave.
on November 9,2013 | 02:02PM
mrluke wrote:
JJ left for reasons that the local media refuses to address.
on November 9,2013 | 07:13PM
oxtail01 wrote:
So why don't you fill us in?
on November 9,2013 | 09:45PM
allie wrote:
JJ never could win the big game and SMU now wants him out. Norm is a man of honor and integrity. he runs a clean program and is a teacher to his team. JJ never was.
on November 9,2013 | 01:18PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Great teacher at 0-9.
on November 9,2013 | 01:34PM
niimi wrote:
Allie, since when were you here? JJ won more bowl games than any other UH coach. JJ taught many players on the last 0-12 team how to win--9 gmaes--biggest turnaround in NFL history. More players went pro under JJ than other coaches. More wins under JJ than under other UH coaches. Great teaching.
on November 9,2013 | 01:42PM
allie wrote:
I am talking about life's lessons. Not football.
on November 9,2013 | 03:19PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
We don't pay a coach 600K to teach them "life lessons". We pay him to give us a winning team. He's failed miserably and should resign.
on November 9,2013 | 10:18PM
EwaWarrior wrote:
allie doesn't know sports. She should stick to politics.
on November 9,2013 | 01:45PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
She doesn't know politics, either.
on November 9,2013 | 02:19PM
allie wrote:
hey!
on November 9,2013 | 03:19PM
DocG wrote:
Again "Hon" I ask .... where are your facts for JJ not running "a clean program"? And JJ was not a good teacher ? And how many of his players went to the NFL ? And who was Rolo's teacher when he started out coaching ? Don't you ever get tired of sounding like a stupid A - hole ?
on November 9,2013 | 01:54PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
If he is "a man of honor and integrity," he'll resign at the end of the season. Clean program or not, his job is to win games. He does not have to win them all, but he does have to win some. Every coach is "a teacher to his team." You ask any athlete what they would prefer, a coach who "teaches" but does not win games or a coach who "teaches" and does win games.
on November 9,2013 | 02:18PM
allie wrote:
Norm is a model of integrity and young men need that badly. JJ ran a different kind of program and was not a man to look up to.
on November 9,2013 | 03:20PM
richierich wrote:
JJ coached our boys to WIN. Nuff Said.
on November 9,2013 | 05:44PM
jojobear wrote:
Hey sports fan would you like to tell me who would you like to bring in as his replacement and do you think the next head coach can actually turn this program around, It just seems that U.H. is having such bad luck when it comes to players getting hurt, like today when Scott Harding got injured, we really miss him on punt returns, as well as being the punter and receiver.
on November 9,2013 | 06:26PM
kong2985 wrote:
Since Chow Fun can't teach football as indicated on his record, Chow Fun should be a teacher at UH in how to lose at athletics.
on November 9,2013 | 06:59PM
Wazdat wrote:
Norm is a loser as head coach and June was a winner. BIG DIFFERENCE
on November 9,2013 | 11:56PM
inverse wrote:
Why are you blaming the fans when it was Frazier who treated JJ like garbage and did not work to keep JJ at UH. Joe Moore was NOT JJ's boss, it was Frazier and Hinshaw. UH fans did NOT run Mac out of town, he himself did that with he most stoopid "fa g - t dance" comment and then cry like a baby on national TV trying to keep his job. Get the feeling that Mac had enough brains to let his younger assistant coaches like Miano, Rolo, Aranda run the time, unlike control fre ak Chow. The kind of point you are making is like the line the 1970 film Love Story where Ali McGraw tells Ryan O'neal "love means never having to say you're sorry", and later made fun of by Barbara Streisand in another movie. The reaction of Hawaii fans have been completely appropriate and expected with Chow. They supported Chow however many had doubts, including myself, but he was genuinely given full support. However even from day one he showed signs of inexperience, ignorance and incompetence both on and off the field which has been reflected in the teams won loss record. When it became abundantly clear Chow was a complete failure to be UH head coach you want fans to give MORE money and support to Jay, Chow and UH so such incompetence can be rewarded? The ONLY was this problem is going to be resolved is fans express their displeasure including refusing to voluntary support the team under Chow and stop acting like sheep when Ben Jay says UH fans need to automatically give more money to UH no matter what. Got news for you: Love does NOT mean never having to say you're sorry and fans realize the relationship with Chow at UH and Hawaii football fans needs to end NOW.
on November 9,2013 | 01:30PM
inverse wrote:
Correction: "...like Miano, Rolo and Aranda run the TEAM, unlike control fre ak Chow..."
on November 9,2013 | 01:32PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 02:51PM
ha_oleboy wrote:
Unthinking arctic rodents don't have manners.
on November 9,2013 | 04:54PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
See my comment above.
on November 9,2013 | 05:37PM
9ronboz wrote:
Moore and chow is ancient
on November 9,2013 | 06:13PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
You summed it up perfectly. Good job!
on November 9,2013 | 02:14PM
ha_oleboy wrote:
They ran mac out of town because he insulted the mahus.
on November 9,2013 | 04:48PM
richierich wrote:
I could not agree more.
on November 9,2013 | 05:41PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I think the fans have every right to *itch and moan. A certain level of performance is expected from the coaches. These people are among the highest paid state employees Hawaii has, if they can't take the heat, they don't belong in the job. There's no way to defend them at this point, they should all resign. That would be the right thing for them to do for the team and the people of this state.
on November 9,2013 | 10:15PM
ezridah wrote:
is he still getting too old for that ? So are we !
on November 9,2013 | 01:11PM
allie wrote:
I still think Norm wins one or two given his very weak schedule and he plays most of his games at home
on November 9,2013 | 01:19PM
niimi wrote:
Wrong again. Schedule was weaker last year--two lower division teams versus none this year. Every year Hawaii has most of its games at home. Been that way since the 1970s at least.
on November 9,2013 | 01:43PM
DocG wrote:
I guess the a in allie stands for the a in _ hole ! .... same old non - factual rants ... 1st ... it isn't "his" schedule. 2nd ... USC, Oregon State, Fresno State, Navy , Utah State ( with 3 on the road ) isn't a weak schedule and 3rd .... there isn't another major FBS program that goes on almost 10,000 mile 10 day road trips. In fact there aren't any NFL teams that do it. Do you even think about what you write ?
on November 9,2013 | 02:06PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 02:40PM
allie wrote:
true
on November 9,2013 | 03:21PM
DocG wrote:
Just how and what do you know, allie, about playing football for UH and playing on the road to say .... "true" Just more of your senseless drivel about things you know not of ... or have not experienced .... again I ask .... don't you ever get tired of sounding just plain stupid ?
on November 9,2013 | 04:07PM
DocG wrote:
Sure I would .... did not Navy travel out here and lose .... ? Jet lag is real and affects everyone. It's why major airlines have spent millions to figure out how to counter it's effect on flight crews. My neighbor here in Florida is a retired FBS head coach ( Big Ten at the time ) who brought his team to Aloha Stadium a couple of times. He will tell you he hated it because his team wasn't the same for a week or two afterwards. Always a bit sluggish and a step slow for days afterward. Jet lag is a fact of travel across several time zones and it does affect physical and mental abilities. Not the "latest excuse " ... right though ... it has been an inherent part of our program. I experienced when I played in the early 70's 1st hand. It's why UH football has long been known to be tough at home but not so much on the road. It's also the reason why, once we became very competitive ( under Tomey 1st ) it has become very difficult to schedule " home and homes " game with major FBS teams. Notice Ohio State and Wisconsin weren't much interested in coming here, and the last time Purdue came here they swore they would never do it again and told everyone who would listen not to either.
on November 9,2013 | 03:24PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 04:16PM
DocG wrote:
Perhaps ... but I recall half of the officials were from the Big Ten as the contract required. But I can tell you from experience that the jet lag issue is very real. All sorts of things have been tried out, both by us, and visiting teams. From arriving just before game time and going from the airport to the stadium to arriving several days early and trying to adjust. Nothing really seems to work well .... for anyone. Though I must say, ALL THINGS considered, we looked better today then in any other game this year. Special teams killed us today.( I consider the field goal and punt teams a part of special teams ). You are right about teams bowing out. Alabama has pretty much made it clear they won't do another "home and home" series with us.... after their experiences with the last one ... ie: 1 win and 1 loss. That is though, I guess, somewhat a show of respect ... at least for what the program once was.
on November 9,2013 | 04:40PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 01:14PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
Brah, I had to read it twice, but I got it. You're funny! Thanks for the laugh.
on November 9,2013 | 02:22PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 02:53PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Plus one for using "indicia".
on November 9,2013 | 03:14PM
Pualena wrote:
Chow, do the right thing. dont hurt the UH further.
on November 9,2013 | 01:16PM
niimi wrote:
Further hurt than the team already is?
on November 9,2013 | 01:44PM
oxtail01 wrote:
How many ways can Hawaii find to shoot themselves in the foot (or worse)? On top of that, injuries piling up and all the players probably disheartened and looking for a merciful end to the season. Light at the end of the tunnel? No way with Chow at the helm - if Ben Gay don't come up with something soon, all is lost.
on November 9,2013 | 01:17PM
RKC808 wrote:
NICK SABAN couldn't win with this team. They just don't have the players this year. Maybe next year
on November 9,2013 | 01:23PM
swagger wrote:
Don't blame the players, Warriors needs a better head coach.
on November 9,2013 | 01:31PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Sorry, it is the players!
on November 9,2013 | 06:20PM
RKC808 wrote:
Well said Bdpapa.
on November 9,2013 | 09:47PM
allie wrote:
best local players head to the mainland. Cannot blame them.
on November 9,2013 | 01:33PM
oxtail01 wrote:
How come you never stay on the mainland?
on November 9,2013 | 01:37PM
allie wrote:
umm...I was needed here.
on November 9,2013 | 03:21PM
DocG wrote:
Legend in your own mind ....
on November 9,2013 | 05:44PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
There are more than enough skilled and talented players to win games. The fault is not with the players alone, but with the coaching primarily. Norm Chow cleaned house when he came in, which was a huge mistake. He had gifted, experienced, talented assistant coaches who have already proven their worth . . . for other teams. Chow is an arrogant, narcissistic, thinks-he-knows it all moron and THAT is why UH has had two losing seasons.
on November 9,2013 | 02:25PM
Valleyisle57 wrote:
or the year after.....or the year after that....or the year after.....................................................
on November 9,2013 | 03:07PM
brucepati1 wrote:
again, the outcome is no surprise. I have been a lifelong UH fan, but I will never attend another UH game as long as "Chow fun" is coach of this team. I even cheer for the other teams now in the hope that the UH administration will begin to see the light and do the right thing - fire "Chow fun" at the end of this season if he only manages to win one game. What is the sense of keeping him around for another season, will be the same results......this guy is the most stubborn, mule-headed, clue-less head coach that UH has ever had.
on November 9,2013 | 02:25PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 02:58PM
allie wrote:
He is an intellect..thinking innovative ideas
on November 9,2013 | 03:22PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Much like you, no wonder neither of you seem to advance much.
on November 9,2013 | 09:42PM
Anonymous wrote:
There are more than enough talented and skilled UH players to win games. The problem is not with the players alone, but with the coaching primarily.
on November 9,2013 | 02:26PM
Bdpapa wrote:
No, look at the missed assignments. The players are making small errors which result in big mistakes.
on November 9,2013 | 06:21PM
hon2255 wrote:
Pathetic. Fire Chow. ! It's the end of the line. We can't take this anymore. Losing has become a habit. Every week. Chow is 3-18. Unacceptable !
on November 9,2013 | 02:27PM
WarriorAuntie wrote:
Chow will not leave. Ben Jay will not fire him. Just accept that Hawaii football has entered the "lost decade". Even though Chow's contract is 5 years, it will take 5 more to climb back out or drop football altogether, which I hope does not happen. There is no money tree out on the campus grounds. BJ (oops didn't realize those initials, hehhe) should just cut the bleeding now. Pouring more money in to the current state of football, will be a financial disaster in the long run. How about a local offer for an honorary coach at a minimal stipend to bridge Chow's contract and see what they can do? I am at a loss as how to save this program from inevitable demise. This hurt looks permanent.
on November 9,2013 | 02:32PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
In all of my comments--as critical as I may have been in some of my posts--never once have I called for Chow's resignation. In actuality--I could never bring myself to firing anyone--unless they are doing something illegal. Let's hope and pray that he does what's in the best interest of the UH athletic department.
on November 9,2013 | 06:06PM
oxtail01 wrote:
What if that person is sincere in his/her efforts but is damaging the business and taking you to the brink of bankruptcy? I guess if you're that business owner, you deserve to go broke for not managing the business properly.
on November 9,2013 | 09:30PM
jrboi96786 wrote:
so how far are we going with this before we can stop pretending?
on November 9,2013 | 03:01PM
Valleyisle57 wrote:
How do you spell Hawaii football? P A T H E T I C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on November 9,2013 | 03:05PM
syhud wrote:
False caption SA. 'Navy holds on to beat Hawaii'? Or just trying to make the Warriors look good.
on November 9,2013 | 03:05PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
If Norm were the man of integrity that some seem to believe, he would already have apologized and resigned. With the state of utter disarray and total lack of responsibility one is reminded of the last days of Nixon's presidency.
on November 9,2013 | 03:58PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
in the end everyone is out for themselves first, he knows people want him gone but it's likely going to cost UH a lot of money to make it happen early.
on November 9,2013 | 10:27PM
RandolphW wrote:
Pretty soon, Hawaii may have to consider "reviving" the old ISLANDERS. Mainland style football seems to be too fast paced for U of H.
on November 9,2013 | 04:17PM
brucepati1 wrote:
Hi Norm, I, along with numerous University of Hawaii fans ask you to do the right thing and resign at the end of this season. While you have had a good, long coaching career, it is more than obvious you are not the right man nor where you cut out for this job. Attempting to hold on longer and saying that you refuse to quit on these kids is admirable, but is not doing the university, this program and the players any good. I do not need to go into any specifics about how or why you will never turn this program around, but I think that you know in your heart that this will be a difficult if not impossible task for you. Please do the right thing Norm and resign, so that the UH program can move on, you can move on with your life, and the UH fans can be proud of this program once again. Sincerely, Brian Pilares
on November 9,2013 | 05:31PM
brucepati1 wrote:
Hi Norm, I, along with numerous University of Hawaii fans ask you to do the right thing and resign at the end of this season. While you have had a good, long coaching career, it is more than obvious you are not the right man nor where you cut out for this job. Attempting to hold on longer and saying that you refuse to quit on these kids is admirable, but is not doing the university, this program and the players any good. I do not need to go into any specifics about how or why you will never turn this program around, but I think that you know in your heart that this will be a difficult if not impossible task for you. Please do the right thing Norm and resign, so that the UH program can move on, you can move on with your life, and the UH fans can be proud of this program once again. Sincerely, Brian Pilares
on November 9,2013 | 05:33PM
cajaybird wrote:
IRT brucepati1: Well said. I wonder if the coach reads the comments in this blog. That said, anyone close to the coach should forward your sincere and correct comments to him. I believe it is in the best interest of the program for an annoucement to be made NOW concerning the remainder of this year and the plan for next year. I'm afraid that if a decision, even the change s everyone hopes for, are not made (or annouced) until next year, it will be too late. Uh definitely has the talent and a successful program would attract many more athletes to "stay home". Good post!
on November 9,2013 | 07:57PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I can guarantee you the coaches read this blog, they know most people want them gone. When you pay someone 200 -600K a year to do a job, you expect results. These guys are bankrupting the Athletics program at UH, it's not just football that is going to be affected. A million shortfall this year will turn into a multi million dollar shortfall next year due to collapsing ticket and PPV sales. They have to go before it's too late.
on November 9,2013 | 10:35PM
Tipops wrote:
niimi is pretty spot on in his comments. even the bit about joe moore, mr. arrogance personified. this season is over, pau, kaput! the only thing fans have is to look forward to next season and ask themselves this question, if coach chow is still at the helm will it even be worth following next years games? if uh, ben jay included, don't take action soon i think that uh dropping the football program entirely isn't out of the question. so, people like me are going to watch and see what lies in the future for uh football. right now it looks mighty bleak. if it wasn't chows main goal to drive football into the dirt and extinction all along, he can help save the program by resigning and allowing the program to reload and hopefully, move forward and upward. we shall see!
on November 9,2013 | 05:44PM
dbrown987 wrote:
Chow couldn't handle HC and OC duties last year, so he hires a new OC this year to help run the offense. Then he realizes he doesn't want additional input or help, so he fires the new OC (w/pay) before the season even starts. If he wants to be an OC so bad, then that's what he should be doing and let someone else be the HC. JJ is one of the few HCs who can pull that off and he did it very well. Most HCs recognize their limitations, but Chow obviously thinks his method works. That's his problem, he thinks he knows what he's doing but with with a 3-18, his master plan isn't working and now it's too late. Even if he sticks around for another year, his overall record here will still be embarrassing, so he might as well give it up before he does even more damage to his reputation and to UH Football.
on November 9,2013 | 05:46PM
DocG wrote:
Was wondering .... does the Gov. have the ability to terminate the highest paid state employee for really poor performance ? I don't mean the won - loss record .... I mean - hiring the son of a friend ( our OC ) at $2000 plus tax dollars a week ( over $100,000 grand a year ) and then telling him not to come to work ? If I recall he ( OC ) was neither fired nor did he resign .... but just keeps on cashing pay checks. How could there NOT be a major outcry at the highest levels in State government over this ?
on November 9,2013 | 05:57PM
cajaybird wrote:
DogG, exactly right. Only at a university can someone not perform and not be fired for cause. I also find it interesting that it isn't discussed at all in the media. Maybe the reporters should do their job. Plus, if any team in the country needs an offensive coordinator, it's UH!
on November 9,2013 | 08:02PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
If there's any consolation, there were two bright spots. Joey Iosefa ran for 191 yards on 35 carries for a 5.5 average--while Sean Schroeder passed for 246 yards, completing 29 of 33 passes, 3TDs, 0 INTs, for a 82.0 QB rating. Quite impressive numbers in my opinion. If only the rest of the team played as well as these two--UH would have had a shot at winning. But then again--there's the questionable coaching decisions.
on November 9,2013 | 05:59PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
That and the defense sucks. They appear unable to prevent the other team from scoring.
on November 9,2013 | 10:38PM
9ronboz wrote:
Perfect season for now. Perhaps drop the rainbow and just say warriors?
on November 9,2013 | 06:07PM
jojobear wrote:
Thank you Joey for coming back, I finally saw a glimpse of just exactly what this team is all about, you guys just have to play four quarters of football instead of just two and you will turn this program around, hang in there warriors, I'm sure the wins will come soon, so to all those Norm Chow haters out there, tell me who would you like to bring in to replace him.
on November 9,2013 | 06:09PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I'm with you!
on November 9,2013 | 06:23PM
RKC808 wrote:
I agree. Gotta give Chow some more time. Firing him would not be good for the program and the university. It would put UH in a bigger hole.
on November 9,2013 | 09:53PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Who could do any worse? NO ONE! We'd be better off hiring a high school football coach, at least they work for 40K instead of 600K.
on November 9,2013 | 10:40PM
Wazdat wrote:
someone who knows how to WIN
on November 10,2013 | 12:06AM
9ronboz wrote:
Got an idea, let the state senate and house vote on what to do with chow. I can bet on which way they'll vote.
on November 9,2013 | 06:20PM
mrluke wrote:
Nice spin, SA Staff! "Navy holds on"(?)
on November 9,2013 | 07:09PM
Canefire wrote:
I like and appreciate the fact that he makes it a point to coach the student-athletes about life that is bigger than football. Like the team's visiting Pearl Harbor Memorial and congressional tour in DC. When was the last time you heard or see on the news that a UH football player allegedly was assaulted at a party/bar, got pulled over for DUI, or caught with possession of illegal substance? Surely he has made mistakes in staff hiring. But gotta give the guy more time than a season and half to do the job he is hired to do. If can win at least two out of next three games left in this season, will at least give some traction and credibility to recruiting come off season. All hope is not lost yet!
on November 9,2013 | 07:15PM
dbrown987 wrote:
Do you think the fact Coach Chow teaches great life lessons is going to put fans in the stands? Do you think he gets paid 550K a year to teach life lessons? NO! He gets paid to win football games.
on November 9,2013 | 09:49PM
frontman wrote:
Holds on, now that is creative journalism, if you want to call this rag journalism.
on November 9,2013 | 07:31PM
kailua000 wrote:
I love UH football. I know the players work hard. But enough excuses Coach Chow. The announcer said Chow talked about the time difference and how it can affect play. Didnt affect play when JJ was the head coach. He said Iosefa was the only player that was not replaceable (according to the annoucers). So everyone else can be replace? I wouldnt want to play for a coach who thought that way. He has 2 players who gave up the opportunity to play for Baylor (Yap, Samia), he has a player who could have gone to UCLA (Lakalaka) among other good ones who wanted to stay home and play for the local fans. And all Chow does is give one excuse after the other or blame it on the fans. He's as bad as Obama blaming the loss of coverage on the insurance companies. No one believes it. We're tired of hearing excuse after excuse after excuse.
on November 9,2013 | 07:38PM
oxtail01 wrote:
You forget an important difference, Obama won two big ones.
on November 9,2013 | 09:34PM
mishtah wrote:
Sean Schroeder is the best college QB in America.
on November 9,2013 | 08:51PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
No ... Marcus Mariota and Jonnie Football are the best.
on November 9,2013 | 10:43PM
DocG wrote:
A couple more games like he's had the past few weeks and someone just may give him a look at the "next level " ... as an undrafted free agent .... He is sure doing well and well under the radar on the national level. I'm sure more then 1 NFL scout has taken notice, and more then 1 FBS program wishes they had a QB with his kind of production this season.
on November 10,2013 | 03:46AM
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