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Hawaii hired Jacob Yoro as safeties coach.

Yoro spent the past two seasons as DB coach at Cal Poly. This is his first FBS gig, and it's a doozy. Hawaii ranked No. 118 nationally in pass efficiency defense last year.
Feb 21 - 3:31 PM

Hawaii promoted DL coach Legi Suiaunoa to defensive coordinator.

Suiaunoa replaces Kevin Lumpa, who is reportedly taking an analyst job with Michigan. In a statement, HC Nick Rolovich said, "He's done everything I've asked him to do and he's commanded his position group. I truly believe Legi is ready for the challenge and this opportunity. He's earned my trust." In addition to his new defensive-coordinating duties, Suiaunoa will continue in his role as DL coach. He will have his work cut out for him in 2017. This past season, Hawaii surrendered a shade over 37 points on average.
Feb 10 - 6:33 PM

Hawaii sophomore QB Dru Brown completed 20-of-30 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 52-35 win over Middle Tennessee in the Hawaii Bowl.

Brown failed to throw for a touchdown in his first three games of the campaign, but he made up for lost time down the stretch, firing off five touchdowns against UMass in the regular-season finale and following that effort up with Saturday's four-touchdown showing. The 6-foot, 200-pound sophomore was symmetrical in his work against the Blue Raiders, tossing a touchdown pass in all four quarters. Overall, Brown passed for 2,488 yards with a 19/7 TD/INT ratio over the course of 12 games played.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste rushed for 170 yards on 25 carries in Saturday's 52-35 win over Middle Tennessee in the Hawaii Bowl.

Saturday's big effort from Saint Juste pushed him just over 1,000 yards for the season. He wraps the 2016 campaign at 1,006 yards rushing. Playing on his home turf in the Hawaii Bowl, the 5-foot-8, 195-pound senior averaged a smooth 6.8 YPC with a long run of 26 yards. Saint Juste finished out his Warriors career hot enough, rushing for a combined 292 yards in the final two games of the campaign. He managed just three touchdowns for the year as a whole, but outside of that slight demerit, he put forth fine work in helping Hawaii to a 7-7 record.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Hawaii senior WR Marcus Kemp caught six passes for 126 yards against UNLV last Saturday.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder remains on the fringes of fantasy utility in FBS leagues due to his usage. Unfortunately, Hawaii's offense won't allow for many touchdowns. Kemp has a 36-636-4 line through seven games.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Hawaii senior WR Marcus Kemp caught four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 51-31 loss to Cal.

Kemp finished with a fine numbers on the whole, though it should be noted that he hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to account for over half of his yardage total. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he finished with a 36-563-3 receiving line, working to a 15.6 average per catch. That was a markedly down season on the statistical front after he notched a 56-797-3 line as a sophomore.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Hawaii senior QB Ikaika Woolsey completed 17-of-34 passes for 234 yards while throwing a touchdown and an interception in Friday's loss to Cal.

Woolsey was named the starter just hours before the game. He turned in a fine -- if unspectacular -- performance. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder hooked up with WR Marcus Kemp for a 39-yard score early in the first quarter. That knotted proceedings at 7-7, but an upset victory just wasn't to be. Woolsey averaged 6.9 YPA in the defeat and will face a considerably tougher defense next week. Hawaii will be heading for a road date with Michigan on September 3.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Hawaii junior S Daniel Lewis Jr., redshirt senior LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams and junior TE Metuisela 'Unga were suspended prior to Friday's loss to Cal.

None of that trio of Lewis, Garcia-Williams or 'Unga were present at Olympic Stadium for Hawaii's down-under date with Cal. According to a school spokesman, they were forced to sit out the opener due to a disciplinary decision by HC Nick Rolovich. Word as to their statuses for next week's road showdown with Michigan has not yet been provided, but Hawaii could use all the warm bodies it can get.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste sliced and diced in Friday's loss to Cal, rushing for 117 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

With the Hawaii running back depth chart currently in a state of flux, Saint Juste made a pretty convincing case that he deserves further carries with Friday's showing. The 5-foot-8, 195-pounder's highlight run came when he rolled for a 53-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Rainbow Warriors have several options at running back outside of Saint Juste, including 2015 1,000-yard rusher Paul Harris, but it was Saint Juste who led the team with 14 carries in the loss.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 04:27:00 AM

Hawaii senior RB Paul Harris did not carry the ball during the first quarter of Friday's Sydney showdown with Cal.

Just a little keep-your-eye-on-it update. When the Warriors released their opening depth chart prior to the game, Harris was not listed as a starter. There is no suspension here and ESPN's cameras caught the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder in uniform on the sideline. Last season, Harris rushed for a very respectable 1,143 yards (5.8 YPC) and six touchdowns. That new HC Nick Rolovich feels so confident in his stable of backs -- led by Diocemy Saint Juste -- that he will hold back on Harris is a nice sign for that side of Hawaii's offense, at least in theory. Cal leads Hawaii 17-14 early in the second quarter as of this posting.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Hawaii named senior QB Ikaika Woolsey the starter for Friday's game against Cal.

"[Woolsey]'s showed great decision-making, takes care of the football, overall he has more of a calm spirit and he's focused. He's worked to not make too much happen and just play within the system," said passing game coordinator Craig Stutzmann. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder has started 19 games over the last three seasons. 12 of those starts came in 2014. In that campaign, he threw for 2,538 yards (50.5% completions) with a 13/13 TD/INT ratio. He holds an 18/22 TD/INT ratio for his collegiate career as a whole.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich says his QB competition has been narrowed down to four candidates.

So far, incumbent starter Ikaika Woolsey has gotten the majority of the first team reps in practice. He is the perceived favorite around camp. His presumed backup would be hyped freshman Aaron Zwahlen, with JUCO transfers Cole Brownholtz and Dru Brown fighting to stay in the mix beyond that. "Out of Ikaika I’ve seen the operation and the understanding of the offense has gotten better over the summer," said Rolovich. "Aaron Zwahlen, understands it. He’s still a young guy even though he’s a little bit older, he’s still a young player, and I think him growing into that leadership role is what we want to see from him."
Source: khon.com
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Hawaii redshirt freshman QB Aaron Zwahlen is taking the second-most snaps in camp.

Zwahlen, a former Elite 11 participant, redshirted last season after serving a two-year church mission in Baltimore. He remains behind senior Ikaika Woolsey on the depth chart. "I have to step it up," said the redshirt freshman. "I think I can always do better. As a team we have that same mentality, we want to get better everyday and all I can do is watch film and learn from my mistakes. We've all made plenty, so it's time to improve and step it up for the first game."
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Hawaii dismissed junior DT Kennedy Tulimasealii for a violation of the athletic department's code of conduct.

Hawaii's code of conduct states that "any student-athlete convicted of or pleading guilty or no contest to a felony charge shall be permanently dismissed from the team." Last month, Tulimasealii pleaded no contest to six criminal charges stemming from an April arrest, with one felony accusation for property damage included in that lot. In a statement, AD David Matlin said, "He will always be a part of the Rainbow Warrior ʻohana and we hope that his recent troubles do not define his life." This is a legitimate blow to Hawaii's defense. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 285-pounder recorded 63 tackles (18.5 for loss), three sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Former UCLA freshman OL Fred Ulu-Perry transferred to Hawaii.

"We would like to welcome Fred Ulu-Perry back home," Hawaii Coach Nick Rolovich tweeted. Ulu-Perry was used as a fullback and on the offensive and defensive lines as a freshman.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:25:00 PM


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