Free the bench!!! Who would you like to see get some playing time?

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#16 Post by My3Cats » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:01 pm

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I don't think Hughes got a scholie for his talent, I think Rolo gave him one for his great attitude, scout team contributions and persistence. I believe da bugga got cut 2x, but I could be wrong.
I do believe that you are correct. Unfortunately, he still did not get any playing time yesterday.
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#17 Post by uhwarriors » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:04 pm

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I don't think Hughes got a scholie for his talent, I think Rolo gave him one for his great attitude, scout team contributions and persistence. I believe da bugga got cut 2x, but I could be wrong.
You're right. He was a locker room leader and a member of the team's leadership council. He was also a great student, which will help the APR.

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#18 Post by stranger808 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:04 am

Rolo should have played the other QBs more. Now, Dru left and we have Cole McDonald as the only QB with D1 experience. In my opinion, he should have played Freddie Holly more too.

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#19 Post by My3Cats » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 am

RB position is wide open now. But when do we get to see the second coming of "Barney Rubble" (Genta Ito) run the ball?
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#20 Post by shrek2 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:03 am

My3Cats wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 am
RB position is wide open now. But when do we get to see the second coming of "Barney Rubble" (Genta Ito) run the ball?
Genta Ito is like the Hawaii version of Notre Dame's Daniel (Rudy) Ruettiger in the 70s. Rudy was 5'6" and 160lbs and played scout team DE. Genta should serve as an inspiration to Hawaii's wannabe athletes that they can do anything if they try hard enough.

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#21 Post by BowTow » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:15 pm

shrek2 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:03 am
My3Cats wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 am
RB position is wide open now. But when do we get to see the second coming of "Barney Rubble" (Genta Ito) run the ball?
Genta Ito is like the Hawaii version of Notre Dame's Daniel (Rudy) Ruettiger in the 70s. Rudy was 5'6" and 160lbs and played scout team DE. Genta should serve as an inspiration to Hawaii's wannabe athletes that they can do anything if they try hard enough.
It's no big deal. Locals walk on all the time and make the team. Some never get in, some play special teams, some play sparingly, and some make the starting unit. In the mid 80's Saint Louis High had a nose tackle named Shawn Nakakura who was 5'5" and 150 pounds that walked on to UH. I think he bulked up to 170 pound and was able to play nose tackle in rubbish time. There is a "Rudy" at almost all Schools. Rudy is famous because a movie was made about him.

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#22 Post by shrek2 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:53 pm

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It's no big deal. Locals walk on all the time and make the team. Some never get in, some play special teams, some play sparingly, and some make the starting unit. In the mid 80's Saint Louis High had a nose tackle named Shawn Nakakura who was 5'5" and 150 pounds that walked on to UH. I think he bulked up to 170 pound and was able to play nose tackle in rubbish time. There is a "Rudy" at almost all Schools. Rudy is famous because a movie was made about him.
I guess Rudy was also famous because it was Notre Dame with a storied program. UH is trying to get the respect from national broadcasters. I like the fact that UH gives local kids a dream. Hawaii, recently was considering dropping football and Marcus Mariota said he hopes Hawaii doesn't.
http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.s ... _to_s.html
UH gives the local kids a dream. I hope they do have specialty plays like they did last year to run Genta Ito.

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#23 Post by ulua » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:43 pm

My3Cats wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 am
RB position is wide open now. But when do we get to see the second coming of "Barney Rubble" (Genta Ito) run the ball?
I too would have liked to see him carry the rock a few times, and yes some of the other QB’s and RB’s should have had more playing time to gain experience for this year especially since DB left

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#24 Post by My3Cats » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:41 am

BowTow wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:15 pm
shrek2 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:03 am
My3Cats wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 am
RB position is wide open now. But when do we get to see the second coming of "Barney Rubble" (Genta Ito) run the ball?
Genta Ito is like the Hawaii version of Notre Dame's Daniel (Rudy) Ruettiger in the 70s. Rudy was 5'6" and 160lbs and played scout team DE. Genta should serve as an inspiration to Hawaii's wannabe athletes that they can do anything if they try hard enough.
It's no big deal. Locals walk on all the time and make the team. Some never get in, some play special teams, some play sparingly, and some make the starting unit. In the mid 80's Saint Louis High had a nose tackle named Shawn Nakakura who was 5'5" and 150 pounds that walked on to UH. I think he bulked up to 170 pound and was able to play nose tackle in rubbish time. There is a "Rudy" at almost all Schools. Rudy is famous because a movie was made about him.
My curiosity for Ito has nothing to do with the Rudy reference. Stephen Tsai wrote stuff about him last off season and had some photos on his blog that intrigued readers because he was impressive in the off season workouts. Also his thighs are the size of big tree trunks and his calves rival that of Travis Sims, the original "Barney Rubble". Rolo - give the Man from Japan the ball a few times!
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#25 Post by warbow » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:43 am

Hate to say it but Ito was just brought in here to bring the Japanese fans to the stadium. They need someone to identify with before they come out and support. Same with the Filipino fans.

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#26 Post by uhwarriors » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:11 pm

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Hate to say it but Ito was just brought in here to bring the Japanese fans to the stadium. They need someone to identify with before they come out and support. Same with the Filipino fans.
Genta Ito is a walk-on.

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#27 Post by shrek2 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 am

warbow wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:43 am
Hate to say it but Ito was just brought in here to bring the Japanese fans to the stadium. They need someone to identify with before they come out and support. Same with the Filipino fans.
Totally disagree. People go to games because of its entertainment value. They go to watch a winner. People want to watch players who are on the bench that they feel can make the big play. I personally wanted to see Eperone should have gotten more time.

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#28 Post by My3Cats » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:24 am

warbow wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:43 am
Hate to say it but Ito was just brought in here to bring the Japanese fans to the stadium. They need someone to identify with before they come out and support. Same with the Filipino fans.
I doubt that we'll see Japanese fans from Japan, or Filipino fans from the Philippines at No-Aloha any time soon, to watch UH football no matter who is playing. :D
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#29 Post by wailukuwarriorfan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:41 am

I'd like to see Cole McDonald finally be given the opportunity to run the offense. It would also be interesting to see Larry Tuileta showing some leadership skills on the field at QB while the freshmen QB's learn the RnS.

In the WR position, I'd like to see Devan Stubblefield fulfill his potential, along with Kalakaua Timoteo. Also excited to see RS Fr Drake Stallworth's ability to stretch the field with his speed. At slot, looking forward to seeing Cedric Byrd creating mismatches and getting YAC's, tag teaming with John Ursua. Also looking forward to seeing Dakota Torres playing slot position.

At RB, looking forward to seeing Dayton Furuta, Kaiwi Chung and Hekili Keliiliki not just pass blocking, but also running the ball, punishing any opposing defense trying to make a solo tackle.

On the defense, I'd like to see Cole Carter get some reps, after proving himself on the practice squad in previous years. It's also time for Max Hendrie to showcase his speed and quickness on the field.

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#30 Post by cabanalane » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:07 am

ulua wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:42 am

5) Ito - I just want to see him play, next year we will
Have a lot of RB’s and may get lost in the rotation

Since (college) football is also about money, I like to see Ito play. I believe he is the first Japanese from Japan. This will sell tickets - Japanese Tourist. And maybe inspire a new generation of kids in Japan, that want to play (American) Football.

I know this is a different sport, but some Sumo guys are big and tall (not just fat). Imagine if they start off building up for football as a kid - instead of chowing down on chankonabe.

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