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Desert Rat

Amman, Jordan

#1 Sep 22, 2009
Dave, thanks for the concession.
808Warrior

Pearl City, HI

#2 Sep 22, 2009
I see a possible repeat of the '06 season. Not undefeated but pretty darn good!

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#3 Sep 22, 2009
from the article:
And — if the defense gets better, too — UH will win more games than most expected.
More than expected? More than 7?
Michael in Kona

Kailua Kona, HI

#4 Sep 22, 2009
It's nice to see that our O-line is improving, but I am not 100% sure if the team will win at least three more games this year. Dave, you had predicted a 5-8 before the season. I hope the team will win enough to make it to the bowl game, but my optimism is shaky after re-studying the rest of the schedule. Hawaii will win two games at home for sure: against Utah State and N.M. State. But, gee, FSU and BSU? Then, Navy and Wisconsin? Road games in Idaho, San Jose, and La Tech are winnable, but no cup of tea. What's your prediction at this point, Dave?

Since: Mar 08

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 22, 2009
Yes, Michael. At this point I stand by my 5-8 prediction. But if the O-line stays healthy and the defense gets better they should at least be able to also beat San Jose State. UH has talent, but the defense needs to improve and avoid more injuries.

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#6 Sep 22, 2009
5-8 is a fairly WIDE margin of error. LOL
Westside Wind

Honolulu, HI

#7 Sep 22, 2009
Mach5Motorsport wrote:
5-8 is a fairly WIDE margin of error. LOL
Heh motormouth, what's the win-lost of your alma mater?? Let's see, UC Davis Aggies are 0-3, maybe they will end up 1-10. That's a fairly wide margin on accuracy. lol.

Since: Mar 08

Honolulu, HI

#8 Sep 22, 2009
Mach5Motorsport wrote:
5-8 is a fairly WIDE margin of error. LOL
Actually, it's precise ... 5-8 meaning 5 wins, 8 losses. So far they've won the games I picked them to win and lost the one i picked. It's unlikely I'll have every game right, too many variables. This team could be better, if they are healthy.
Michael in Kona

Kailua Kona, HI

#9 Sep 22, 2009
Dave Reardon wrote:
Yes, Michael. At this point I stand by my 5-8 prediction. But if the O-line stays healthy and the defense gets better they should at least be able to also beat San Jose State. UH has talent, but the defense needs to improve and avoid more injuries.
Let's hope our pessimistic (and realistic) predictions will be wrong at the end of the season. The worst that can happen will be a 4-9 season, while the best that can happen will be a 7-5 season (Hawaii beating 5 more opponents such as Utah State, N.M. State, SJ State, Idaho, and La Tech.) Dave, thanks for your reply.

“s'up”

Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#10 Sep 22, 2009
Dave Reardon wrote:
<quoted text>
This team could be better, if they are healthy.
That is the epitaph of nearly every aspiring college program that performs below expectations. If UH does only manage 5 wins. A house cleaning of the staff might follow.
Desert Rat

Amman, Jordan

#11 Sep 22, 2009
Dave, Michael, I started the season predicting an 8-5 season and I am sticking to it.
Michael in Kona

Kailua Kona, HI

#12 Sep 22, 2009
Desert Rat wrote:
Dave, Michael, I started the season predicting an 8-5 season and I am sticking to it.
Desert Rat, I hope you're right, and Dave and I will be wrong. But your prediction means that Hawaii will have to win six more times this year. Six? Given the talent level of this year's team, that is asking a bit too much. Please do remember that Hawaii 'barely' beat Central Arkansas at home. I will feel a whole lot better if Hawaii can defeat La Tech in La on 9/30. But I'm not holding my breath.
Dave Reardon

Honolulu, HI

#13 Sep 23, 2009
Mach5Motorsport wrote:
<quoted text>
That is the epitaph of nearly every aspiring college program that performs below expectations. If UH does only manage 5 wins. A house cleaning of the staff might follow.
There are actually a lot of losing teams that just don't have much talent, even among the starters. Hawaii does have decent talent, but much of it young or starting for the first time. And they aren't really deep in some key spots.

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