Warriors had all of Hawaii believing

Full story: The Honolulu Advertiser

As the turnovers mounted, the penalties piled up and the sacks of a long since black-and-blue quarterback Colt Brennan accumulated on a night of deepening disappointment for the University of Hawai'i football ...

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Butch

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#1
Jan 2, 2008
 
Homer!
Bob Milani

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#2
Jan 2, 2008
 
Congratulations to my 'Dawgs -- but my hat is off to the Warriors! Having lived in Hawai'i for 4 years, I know the pride you all have for your team, and I know that really hurts to lose the way you did -- we got ours against W. VA two years ago. Maybe tasting Sugar will lead to the investments your Univ can make to improve your facilities, recruiting, etc. Keep your chins up! Don't lose the lesson in the loss.
Ray

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#3
Jan 2, 2008
 
It's a shame this dream season had to end on this sour note because many people will have short-term memory and forget all that was
accomplished by this special group of young men.
I truly hope this doesn't mean that those who jumped on the bandwagon recently are going to "hop off" again. This team will need everybody's support next year as that first road-trip is a killer. Still, I feel Tyler Graunke and
the 2008 edition (of this team) will distinguish
themselves admirably. There are those that feel
it's all over now that Colt , Jason and a number
of superb players are leaving UH; I think we're
still in good shape. Although many of my friends often think I'm in serious denial I really think that they'll do a lot better against Tebow &
Company (Florida) provided our offensive tackles can do a hell-of-a-lot better w/ the Florida pass-rush (at least Tyler has a better set of wheels than Colt).
I just wanted to thank the team & Coach Jones for a truly memorable season & I'm looking forward to next year. Although some tremendous
players need to be replaced, I think we already look really strong at quarterback, secondary, & linebacker. Special teams play sure needs a lot of work and the punting is pretty bad--I'm still waiting for Tim Grasso to show us why he's the starting punter; I'd like to see some of those "booming" punts we've heard about.
Go Warriors!!
MadCat88

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#4
Jan 2, 2008
 
Tough loss... but educational. I think in all the hype and hoopla of the Warriors getting to a big time BCS bowl game, us fans overlooked the fact that the Warriors were playing against a very talented (and lightning quick) Bulldog team with a very BIG chip on it's shoulder, with far more on the line than what the Hawaii team has invested. We (fans) overlooked the fact that the one thing this year's team doesn't have, and showed thru-out the season was a DOMINATING offensive line - a good enough one (size, speed, and talent-wise)to barely play up against our WAC breathern and a fairly good PAC-10 team... but not enough to balance against a Georgia front seven D-line out to make a statement. I loved the guys on the o-line for the heart they showed thru-out the season... they most certainly played beyond what's reasonable; but they were most certainly over-matched this last game. If Coach Jones does return... I think the program will survive this loss, and probably grow a bit stronger (having a bit more money to spend on the program doesn't hurt); but what the FANS in Hawaii needs to understand is... if they want CONTINUED success - they need to put out as much effort (money) toward the program as much as the PLAYERS on team put into winning games. GO TO THE HOME GAMES!!!... BUY season tickets... cheer the team on... win or lose, they are HAWAII's TEAM. Success breeds success... if ALL of YOU are willing to bring the "12th man" to the field. There's a reason the BCS schools have so much success... it's the sheer numbers of FANS (money) they have that SUPPORT their favorite team there. So on that note: THANKS to ALL the Warrior Fans who travelled to New Orleans and stayed to the bitter end to cheer on the team. Having to endure the taunts and jeers of the Georgia fans must of been hell - but you all did the RIGHT THING and stuck by our Warriors. Much Mahalo to you all.
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Jan 2, 2008
 
I'm as disappointed as any Warrior fan in the outcome of the Sugar Bowl, but you know what????
It was a great four month ride, something that will not be soon forgotten. The team can hold its head up high because they generated so much support and aloha from every corner of the State and on the mainland.
We salute the players, the coaches and their families for an unbelieveable season and we wish the departing players, especially the leader of this group, Colt Brennan, God's blessings. Good luck in your future endeavors and our deepest and heartfelt, MAHALO. We will miss you.
JR Salazar

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Jan 2, 2008
 
Congrats Georgia. You brought the type of intensity we're going to need to need against Florida in several months' time. I suppose a personnel shakeup for UH might be in order. And after this game, I have a very, very good idea of the areas where the Warriors will need to recruit at for next season.
JCY

Honolulu, HI

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#8
Jan 2, 2008
 
We still believe in you guys. It was crazy. This will always be the best season ever. We are the WAC Champs.
The sugar bowl is pau. We have our regrets, but it was so different. Now we have to look for the future.
Next task is to kick Boise butt in the Smurf Dome
I mua Warriors
Delmar

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Jan 2, 2008
 
Im still sour but Congrats to Georgia, they did an awesome job getting pressure on Colt. Just gotta remember the season the guys had because we didnt go through this type of stuff. They closed with an SEC team and they open with an SEC team, by then, we hope that they will work on what is needed. Anyways, thanks Warriors of 2007, its been an awesome ride this year
MiStY

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#11
Jan 2, 2008
 
boysss.....u guys did a great job....keep your heads up high......Its was a great season....wish u all the best
MiStY
Larry

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#12
Jan 2, 2008
 
Don't get too excited about Georgia's ability - just a good SEC team. We won nothing in the conference this year and were soundly defeated by Tennessee. Hawaii had a good year but face a team like Georgia every week and then check your record.
Harold Rhodes

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#13
Jan 2, 2008
 
I heard a comment before the game started, that Jones felt that they (warriors) didn't match up well with the bulldogs. Hopefully next year we can go without those comments before the game. This is my observation from thousands of miles away. Hawaii was fast enough, strong enough, talented enough and they hit hard enough to win. But here is the difference, the state of Georgia expected a battle and they expected their bulldogs to win. The Warriors didn't let Hawaii down, we let them down. The newspapers for weeks were filled with high hopes, but these articles always ended the same way, with a pat on the back, and a atta boy. I am sad today, because these young men deserved better, you see they didn't meet their own expectations, they met ours.
Lynn

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#14
Jan 2, 2008
 
Thank you Ferd Lewis! I am so disappointed in some of the negative reactions to this horrible game. It's music to my ears to hear the reminder to all...Go Warriors!!!
CollegeFootballF an

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#16
Jan 2, 2008
 
Missouri rightly deserved this BCS bowl bid. UH got it because of Boise State's performance in last year's Fiesta Bowl.
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#18
Jan 2, 2008
 
I have said for years that every year Hawaii ought to have the best team in the country. What kid with two active brain cells would choose some cold, ugly place like Lincoln, Nebraska, or Oklahoma City over Honolulu? It just isn't true any more that the pros only recruit from certain conferences. I'll bet that this great publicity will play out very well for prospects in the future!
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#19
Jan 2, 2008
 
Hey cincy... You have no right commenting on college sports when you write like a 3rd grader. From now on out you may only comment on Junior High or younger sports.
crazystudent

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#20
Jan 2, 2008
 
Harold, Harold! What are you smoking, friend? Some of that good stuff from Maui? Props to UH but your comment that UH lost because of lowered fan expectations is delusional even for 'homer' standards. Georgia was stronger, faster and dominated the line on both sides of the ball. There's nothing wrong with falling to a better team and your inability to admit as much only shows the (non)value of your opinion. Congrats to the Warriors on a great season. Now lock up coach Jones before someone else does and invest more in the program. It WILL pay off.
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#21
Jan 2, 2008
 
"They did it in the face of taunts from the Georgia faithful ..." How laughable is that staement from a UH supporter. Yeah, OK, what comes around goes around UH fans. The UH fans historically have been some of the worst in the country and despite the mythical "Aloha spirit" tag given to UH fans, it's a farce. They exhibit no different than the in your face taunts sent by any other program. Suck to be on the other end huh? Get ready for an even worse beat down at Florida to start next season.
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#22
Jan 2, 2008
 
Funny how UH seems to benefit from favorable calls at home. Better 'invest' more of the petty cash so you can get more of that 'home cooking' on the road.
alice

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#23
Jan 2, 2008
 
I thought Georgia was really just a very average team. The only bowl that counts is the one thta determines the national champion and thta is not Georgia.

As for the warriors, was anyone really surprised? They played a very weak scheule all year and got overhyped by hometown reporters and local partisans hoping to cash in. UH scored only when the subs played in the second half. They were never in the game but that is no surprise. UH should stick the the weak WAC and Division II teams.

I am sorry for Brennan though. His NFL stock really fell last night. The game cost him a million dollars in lost respect with NFL scouts who won't pay dollar for a QB who never beat a winning big-time team.

As for UH, they need to start beat winning teams on the mainland before we can take them seriously.

JJ is a minor league coach and I hope he leaves frankly. And no more BCS bowls until we earn them and are ready to play with legitimate universities with real teams.
punchnpie

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#24
Jan 2, 2008
 
Well guess that settles that. The Warriors do not belong in a BCS game. Wish you all had realized that along time ago.

I do have to give it to the kids from UH. I blame the fans and the sports casters from HI for the team being let down. You people kept telling these kids they could hang with UGA and pumping them up and guess what now they are let down. Shame on all of you for giving them false hope. When UH plays teams like Radford high school, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind of course you are going to go undefeated.

The WAC teams should stay in the WAC where it is safe. Next year if UH gets an invitation to a BCS game they should just turn it down, play in the Sheraton Hawaii bowl, and not get embarrassed.

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