Closer match?

October 6th, 2012

Although Hawaii (1-4) is a three-touchdown underdog today here at San Diego State, the Aztecs (2-3) have lost two games and haven’t been very good on defense.

So there is some sense of guarded optimism for the Warriors here, even though they have been outscored 116-24 in their last two games and 165-34 in their three games against fellow FBS teams.

The biggest concern for UH remains the defensive line, especially the tackle position that has been hard hit by injuries.

The Warriors arrived last night, the day before the game, after playing on the road last week at BYU. In addition to being a change-up from the normal procedure, it represents a considerable cost savings for the program and athletic department.

Does UH have a chance to turn the tide here today? Tell me why you think yes or no.

I will provide in-game updates today on twitter (@dave_reardon) and Facebook.

12 Responses to “Closer match?”

  1. Homegrown:

    thought hawaii was 1-3 lol anyway hawaii will do well in this game probably win it ..hawaiis 3 losses came against 3 good teams thats probably gonna be in the top 25 at the end of the season …cant scale a rebuilding team against 3 good teams goooo WARRRIIOORSS


    it will likely be anothr blowout. the defense will have too many new guys and the offensive line is a patch job. they will struggle on both sides of the ball. San Diego will show no mercy, they are out to get a blowout, to prove to themselve and fans, they still have it. Sorry for UH, they will suffer again – this years is gone, have to look forward to next year. we simply don’t have the horses – speed, quickness and size.
    but i would like to seem them win or at least play a competitive game, but high unlikely.

  3. ehyou:

    I think the game will be a blow out. The defense is reeling, with a lot of new guys in there, esp freshmen. The offense is struggling. I am hoping that we can find a rhythm and put up a fight. I would love a win, but at least showing up would give the fans something to look forward to in this rebuilding and painful season.

  4. hosssana:

    Geezus, the score is only S.D. – 21 & Hawaii is 7 and with a few breaks here and there, Hawaii definitely can be in the ball game.

    The experience that the freshmen that are playing is immeasurable. This will benefit the program in the future. There is Hope….JUST KEEP THE FAITH. Whether we win or lose, like Chow said, “our time will come.”” Might not be this year but, geezus, stay with the program and just keep the faith…..and, most of all, SUPPORT THE PROGRAM…..WIN or LOSE….GO BOWS!!!

  5. Black Bean Chow Fun:

    No chance today. Long season ahead. Embarassing to watch the team captain miss a likely touchdown catch. A re-occuring theme for him. 14 point swing because of that. It’s really going to be hard for Chow and his crew to recruit if the team keeps getting blown up on national tv. Auwe!!!

  6. Black Bean Chow Fun:

    Props to the defense. Playing well despite the score (mostly due to turnovers). Dave, do you know why Chow has abandoned throwing to the tight end? Not sure why we are not seeing any tight end plays in the last 2 games.

  7. Chicken Grease:

    You were so right, Reardon, about the 6-6 record for Warrior football this year. You we’re right about Nevada (Grease said, “no problem, Hawaii going beat ‘em), you were right about San Diego State (Grease said, “no problem, Hawaii going beat ‘em”). You were SO right Reardon.

    Oh, mercy.

    At this point, Reardon, maybe there’s no chance for bowl. But, we should be hopeful that they WILL get better. Could the players be so in AWE of Chow that they get the willies each and every play . . . event in practice? They gotta get over it.

    from the past tense dept. . . . think Coach Chow would have needed to:

    • Somehow delineate, extricate, see what worked and what could have been applied to winning games as gained from the Lamar game. Find out what they felt during the game as they were winning and use it to charge this guys up psychosomatically, whatever you wanna call it. he can STILL do this. I mean, Chow’s a Ph.D. so, he should understand the value of not taking things gained — even from an easy win — for granted enough to give it a good study . . . not like how government studies things longer than most grandparents (ages combined) live. Heck, didn’t he consult someone from Stanford to get advice on jet lag-isms regarding the past two away games, BYU and, today, SDSU?

    • Hate to be blunt about this, but . . . we saw how wearing the color white was devastating to the Warriors at none other than the Sugar Bowl; heck, even the QB ended up crying. Simply put — and Chow is unafraid to address the following, as he should; everyone should be proud of their heritage and ethnicity enough to discuss it — as Coach Chow has a strong Chinese background, he should take care of any, well, let’s call it “bad omens”. Simply put, there’s too much white in current Warrior football uniforms. Replace all instances of white with Warrior’s other light color, silver. He should do this as soon as possible and as much as he can.

    Still his first year, yes, but. But. But. But. But. But. Ya’ll can relate to a Grease.

    Coach Chow does NOT deserve to be excused if he has a losing season this season (and, please, UH MUST be getting hard time afford all these golden parachutes they been paying out relatively recently, getting $200,000 scammed from them, maybe gotta end up paying out Greenwood if SHE gotta end up going). Gotta give ‘em 3 years at least.

    That is all.

  8. Chicken Grease:

    Sorry. “White” color signifying death in, not only China, but in Asia, too.

    And, so, where is located near, despite being the 50th state, and where can Hawaii cannot deny an affinity with? Tha’s right. Asia.

  9. hon2255:

    Doesn’t matter at this point ,white ,black, plain and simple we SUCK, have the players lost confidence in the coaching staff at this point, we are losing by 40pt or more margins, has time past this coach by, stubborn, ? he’s been let go by previous staffs, we need to see some improvement over a lowly New Mexico team that is starting to turn around with Bob Davie at coach. Show some improvement game by game . Chow and staff may be facing a 2-10 season.

  10. islandman:

    How much is his 3 years at UCLA a predictor of success or non success at UH with the offense ? Maybe he didn’t have a good QB there, some said, but that offense didn’t do much. Maybe he can improve on it.
    When there are blitzes, there should be emergency plays for the QB.

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