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NFL Media ranks Hawaii HC Norm Chow as the No. 5 college football coach on the hot seat.

The longtime successful offensive coordinator has struggled since taking over as boss on the islands, going 8-29 in three seasons. "Chow turned 69 earlier this month, and you wonder if he has the stomach for what looks to be a long rebuilding process," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "One advantage: The Mountain West is not that strong top to bottom. But Hawaii has won just four league games in his tenure, and two of his eight wins have come against FCS opponents. In addition, Hawaii is 1-17 away from home under Chow." This is a very tenuous situation: Hawaii's AD, who has since resigned, said last season that the football program could be disbanded.
Jun 3 - 1:29 AM

Bucs selected Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa with the No. 231 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Iosefa (6'0/247) was a four-year starter at running back in Hawaii's spread offense, parlaying 512 career carries into 2,218 yards (4.33 YPC) and 21 TDs, with 60 receptions. He missed big chunks of time with foot injuries as both a junior and senior, and three games in 2014 due to suspension for a DUI. A plodding downhill runner, Iosefa ran 5.02 at the Combine with a 9-foot-2 broad jump. Barring Matt Asiata-level luck, Iosefa will need to learn to lead block and cover kickoffs to last in the NFL.
May 2 - 5:42 PM

Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay will resign, while the school with retain HC Norm Chow, reports the Honolulu Advertiser.

The program will make both announcements official at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. It was doubtful that both Jay and Chow would co-exist for another season, so this news isn't surprising. Jay did himself no favors by suggesting in August that Hawaii might fold its football program. Over three seasons, Chow is 8-29 and 4-20 in conference play.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Hawaii announced Tuesday that senior RB Joey Iosefa has been suspended for three games following a weekend drunken driving arrest.

"I spoke with Joey early this morning and he is contrite, embarrassed, and remorseful for his actions," head coach Norm Chow said. "We have a set of core values and obviously he did not abide by them. After meeting with other members of the staff, the leadership council, and Athletics Director Ben Jay, Joey will be suspended immediately and stripped of his captaincy." The 6-foot, 245-pound senior has missed the last four games due to a fractured right ankle. Prior to that, he led the Warriors in rushing with 197 yards and three scores. "I apologize to my coaches and teammates, to my family, to the university and to our fans," he said. He can return on Nov. 8 when Hawaii visits Colorado State.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Hawaii announced in a press release that sophomore LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams tore his ACL versus the Beavers, and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

The 6-foot-2, 215 pound linebacker started 14 games for Hawaii, including both of the Hawaii's games this season. Garcia-Williams was fifth on the team in tackles with 67 total tackles, including 3.0 for loss, and one sack in 2013.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Hawaii is considering dropping its football program.

Warriors' AD Ben Jay told the school's board of regents on Monday that the athletics department is facing a $2.1 million budget deficit. "There's a very real possibility of football going away," he said. Hawaii might become a victim of autonomy, as they don't have enough money to cover the cost-of-attendance stipend. "We're going to have to generate more revenue," Jay told a reporter. "There's no doubt about that." Not so long ago, Hawaii played in the Sugar Bowl. They are 33-45 since June Jones left the islands.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 12:28:00 AM

Hawaii redshirt junior DT Calen Friel is "large, mobile and forces the action when focused on the task at hand," writes Tony Pauline.

"I have a feeling it's going to be another ugly campaign for Hawaii which is sad," Pauline lamented as a preface to discussing the one intriguing prospect he found on the Warriors. "It's always nice to see the team from paradise be competitive." As for Friel, whom Pauline mentioned caught his eye during a review of game film, the analyst currently grades him as a UDFA. Friel, of course, has two seasons of eligibility to make good on his potential.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 02:14:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes Hawaii DE Tavita Woodward's "best chance to make it in the NFL is as a 3-4 linebacker."

Woodward (6-foot-3 3/8, 250 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.70 seconds at Hawaii's pro day; he wasn't invited to the combine. Those are some pretty good measurables for an OLB projected to be a priority free agent. He needs a ton of work, however. "Developmental prospect with the heart and desire to take a chance molding," reads's scouting report. "Would be best with simplified assignments where he could be unleashed to attack."
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow compared redshirt sophomore QB Taylor Graham to Carson Palmer.

Graham is an Ohio State transfer and will go into his first season of eligibility with the Warriors in 2013. He did not see the field during two years at Ohio State and transferred once Braxton Miller gained the starting position.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Packers selected Maryland WR Kevin Dorsey with the No. 224 overall pick.

The 6-foot-1, 211-pound wideout is coming off an unproductive senior season for the Terrapins. Thanks in part to continual issues at quarterback, Dorsey caught more than 18 passes just once in four college seasons. He'll likely be stashed on the practice squad as a developmental prospect for the WR-rich Packers.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Hawaii junior OL Blake Muir will reportedly finish his collegiate eligibility at Baylor.

Baylor recently awarded Muir's brother a scholarship, which likely played a large role in this decision. Georgia Tech was also in pursuit of Muir, who will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2013 season.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Hawaii junior CB Mike Edwards will enter April's NFL Draft.

Edwards has two children, so that likely plays a big role in his decision. We don't expect him to be more than a third day selection, but we aren't in a position to determine if a prospect is making a poor decision or not. Edwards definitely had his ups and downs this season, and the game against USC was a microcosm of that.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Senior Iuta Tepa will transfer from UCLA to Hawaii and is expected to line up at OLB.

Tepa has experience as a pass rushing defensive end at UCLA, but in Hawaii's defense he will fit best as an outside linebacker. The senior only saw action off the bench, but played in 25 games in the last two years and registered 11 tackles for loss including three sacks.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Former top recruit DB Demar Dorsey was not cleared by the NCAA to play for Hawaii for the 2012 season and will transfer to Arizona Western.

Dorsey has had a crazy college career, and he's only a redshirt sophomore. First, he spent the 2011 season at Grand Rapids Community College. Then, the defensive back was granted his release from Michigan before ever playing a down for them, and after many speculated he would end up at Louisville or Florida State, Dorsey chose Hawaii. However, Hawaii's petition for Dorsey to play this fall did not pass so he will have to move down a level of competition in order to play in 2012.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 08:44:00 PM

Duke transfer Sean Schroeder has been named Hawaii's starting QB by head coach Norm Chow.

Chow looked for two requirements, command of a pro-style offense and command of a huddle, when making his decision. In simulated game situations, Schroeder reportedly stood out among his competition after coming from a similar offense at Duke. The former Blue Devil is not currently on scholarship despite having two seasons of eligibility remaining. Schroeder did not attempt a pass at Duke.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 09:41:00 AM

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