It was there for the taking, but UH falls 31-13

September 18th, 2010
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Two failures to score from the 1 and 3 yard lines in the first quarter came back to haunt the Warriors.

Greg McMackin with a huge understatement: “We had some missed opportunities.”

36 Responses to “It was there for the taking, but UH falls 31-13”

  1. dreardon:

    Bizarre first quarter. UH should be up 21-0 instead of 7-0.


  2. dreardon:

    This Colorado team makes a lot of mistakes. But UH is not taking advantage of them as they should.


  3. dreardon:

    Once again, Hawaii gives up a long drive to start the second half. Lead cut to 10-7.


  4. dreardon:

    The Warriors broke down again mid-game and gave up scores in bunches. 17 points.


  5. dreardon:

    Enos FG … Hawaii closes to 17-13 at 2:03 of the third


  6. John:

    Twice inside the 5 and no score?! Pathetic, losers, scrubs! Shut down the program or move to D3 Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Instead of warriors how about the name UH Wahine`s? Maybe Dave Shoji could coach and show the team how to win.


  7. Realist:

    Disappointing. Warriors’ inability to score in the Red Zone is unbelievable. Plus, Warriors are so one-dimensional with only 8 net yards rushing on 12 carriers (4 by Moniz). Moniz fumbled on the one on 4th and goal, then was later responsible for a safety. Moniz always struggles in the “big games” as he is limited to the short passes. Still the coaching staff refuses to bring in Shane Austin who looked good when he was in against USC.


  8. Revamp:

    Fire Fat Mack or cut his salary…he is NOT worth the salary…i am disgusted with UH Football…they lucked out on beating Army last week…it was obvious they can’t really score at will when opportunity presented itself today…


  9. John:

    To Realist, I TOTALLY agree with you!!! I’ve been saying this all along. Shane Austin has better smarts and makes better decisions. Moniz scrambles when he panics. He then makes bad decisions which leads to unforced errors. If you watch how Shane plays, he’s calm and cool and makes better reads. WAKE UP MACK!! Play Austin when Moniz is stinking it up out there.


  10. kev-1:

    VERY DISAPPOINTING! Even thought there were missed opportunities in the first half, they were still up by 10. They came out in the second half flatter than I have ever seen a college team play. They were walking around very slow on both sides of the ball, struggled getting the defense set in time for the play, and just showed absolutely no enthusiasm or drive whatsoever. What kind of performance was that?

    Even when we won this year, our defense gave up tons of yards. What is it going to take to STOP THE RUN?


  11. unreal:

    dave,

    what is your take as to why this staff has been just pathetic preparing us for the second half?

    also, we take too long to figure out what we want to do on defense that quite often we are still standing around when the ball is snapped, do you think that mack should take over the defense?


  12. Danz808:

    The hawaii coaches still think you can play high school ball in college. Dave shoji would probably win more games with his volleyball team playing.

    Seriously, we pay Fatmackin 1.5 million to win. We jumped the gun when jones left and are paying for it now. Hawaii will lose every game except for 2 and we will find a new coach by the end of the year and a new conference.

    Guess I’ll cheer for SMU now.


  13. sportsforfun:

    I guess we’ve turned into Colorado fans…


  14. roysan16:

    There are some types of fish that can outwit the angler. These types are smart, streamlined and hard to catch… And then there’s other types of fish that just jump right into the bucket. No killer instinct. Passive. After watching yesterday’s UH game Coach Mack appears to be falling in the latter category.


  15. kev-1:

    In response to your column the other day Dave . . . so much for being taken seriously, huh?


  16. kev-1:

    How can you expect a team to come out on fire when the coach can’t even get fired up? He needs to start yelling at people on the sideline for making stupid mistakes instead of patting them on the but telling them good job. He’s too soft on his players and it showed on the field yesterday. Hawaii should have won that game.


  17. Dave Reardon:

    Yes Kev. Hawaii missed a major opportunity. A win would’ve meant significantly better attendance at Saturday’s home game against Charleston Southern … people who would be coming to see a Hawaii team that beat a big-name team from a BCS conference. Now? Friends and family and the truly loyal.


  18. kev-1:

    Want to add something about Coach Mack . . .

    I watched the Coach Mack Show last night and was stunned that he blamed Kealoha Pilares for the missed opportunity on the first drive. He said he thought Kealoha should have gotten in to the endzone and that he got tired. What an a-you know what! He did acknowledge that they couldn’t punch it in from the goal line and that they should have, but again emphasized that Pilares should have gotten in. Why would he call out one of his best players like that? If someone is faster than you, they’re faster than you.


  19. roysan16:

    Another thing. I had a dream of Coach Mack last night. It falls under the realm, “It was there for the taking.” The dream went something like this. Coach Mack and his team were out on a hunting trip in the Colorado Rockies. For days and days they track prized deer with no luck. But they keep their spirits up and they go out for the fifth day. On the eve of the last night of their hunting trip Coach Mack is toasting the boys with a cheer, which turned into the coach regaling in his past. The boys around the table looked uninterested, especially when the coach went into a spiel of hyping the coaching futures of his young coaches and potential first day NFL draft players. Despite being predisposed with the coaches psyche the player put on a good front and behave themselves like how good soldiers do. The next day the coach and the players get an early start. With the September morning sun breaking the horizon it was picture perfect day for hunting. All the mechanisms were in place. The maps. The compass. The cliff notes of where the deer are most likely to be grazing. Everything was set. As the group keeps marching through the forest the minutes turn into hours but they labor along to reach their goal-landing a prized deer. There was no quit in the players, yet their thoughts were wavering.The players oasis wasn’t refuge or water but getting to the prized deer, like if it were a UH upset over a big name school on the football field. The players wanted it badly, they could taste it. Out of no where, maybe it’s divine intervention, but a big prized deer, a twelve pointer, appears in coaches path, practically jumping into lap. Pull the trigger one of the players says. But nothing happens. As the adrenaline level of the players rise, and even how some players were privately thinking that it was great that the coach might have a thought provoking story to tell instead of ones about himself, it is quickly tapered as the coach freezes and the prized deer scampers away. The emotions on the player’s face suggested it was there for the taking. But the coach couldn’t pull the trigger. The players collect themselves. They carry themselves highly. Meanwhile the coach is in repose, like he’s in a different dimension, muttering the phrase could of, would of and should of.


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