Huskies can spoil Hawaii's BCS dreams

Nov 26, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tacoma News Tribune

“I know that the University of Hawaii went through scheduling challenges. I think the decision that the Pac-10 made to play nine conference games is going to have an effect on our ability to schedule the Pac-10.”

Even before this football season began, Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan understood his team had no margin for error. via Tacoma News Tribune

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HAWAIIISHOMESEAT TLEIS2ND

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#1
Nov 28, 2007
 
In Washington, they will face a team that ranks 98th in total defense, 94th in scoring defense.

OOOHHHH;-( SO SCARRY!!!

DON'T WORRY, HAWAII HAVE SOME PPL THAT WILL CHEW UP THESE DAWGS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!
Not Impressed

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Nov 30, 2007
 
In Hawaii, UW will face a team that has only blown away the worst teams of the worst conferences and can barely beat Nevada. Ohhh! Scary!
Gaff

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Dec 1, 2007
 
Not Impressed wrote:
In Hawaii, UW will face a team that has only blown away the worst teams of the worst conferences and can barely beat Nevada. Ohhh! Scary!
Read http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19605039/ an article written by Matt Hayes

"So this is what it has come to. Not only does Hawaii have to beg teams to play in paradise, it has to sweeten the deal with three-quarters of a million dollars.

And still no takers.

"Teams don't want to make the trip anymore," says Hawaii coach June Jones. "They come here, we kick their ass, they go home."

That's not bravado, folks. That's fact. In the past five seasons, Jones' teams have beaten Michigan State, Alabama, Purdue and Arizona State -- an impressive BCS foursome. No wonder no one wanted in when the Warriors were looking for a game to complete this fall's schedule.

No wonder Michigan State tried for a year to get out of a game -- the same one Hawaii now can't replace -- before finally paying $250,000 to do so. No wonder when Florida -- big, bad Florida -- agreed to play the Warriors in Gainesville for the 2008 season opener, there was no offer to return a home game to Hawaii.

Remember all these things when you're whining about Hawaii's cupcake schedule later this year. When the Warriors' unbeaten regular season includes wins over I-AA Northern Colorado and Charleston Southern. When snooty major conference teams are politicking for a spot in a BCS game ahead of Hawaii because, really, who did the Warriors play?

Hawaii's administration officially called it quits last month. No more begging, no more pleading, no more $750,000 guaranteed payout offers. One BCS athletic director told me it costs "no more than $350,000" for a team to travel to Hawaii and play. You do the math. A BCS school could have walked away with $400,000 of cold, hard profit -- for a road game.

Jones wouldn't get into specifics but did say "a couple" of Pac-10 teams were recently offered the $750,000 -- and national television coverage -- and declined. So the team with a record-setting quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate (Colt Brennan), the program that will have 11 players from last year's 11-win team in NFL camps this summer, was reduced to landing a BCS team desperate for any television exposure (Washington) and two I-AA teams to reach the minimum 12 games. "
kalihi mongoose

Kailua, HI

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Dec 2, 2007
 
The polling system is truly apalling!
The fact is Hawaii 12-0
NO EXCUSES!!!!!
The Warriors sent invitations out, most were declined and so you gave us a game schedule.
Blind ignorance through selection or maybe it's just a total feeling of contempt for Hawaii.! can still recall this one ESPN commentator word for word who said that the Warriors will never accomplish any wins starting with the Nevada game. But wait! this same person is suddenly on the band wagon after the Washington game! Amazing...still the Warriors remain humble and perfect. If you ever watched a Warrior game then one word says all:..heartattack...
For those that cannot then if you saw that Mizzou/LSU game, that was nothing in comparison to Warrior football. While attending that Fresno/Boise game a Fan of Fresno told me "no matter what happens The Warriors will always remain the undisputed thorn in our side" how true it is when it comes to national rankings..
Unko Kimo

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Dec 2, 2007
 
Not Impressed wrote:
In Hawaii, UW will face a team that has only blown away the worst teams of the worst conferences and can barely beat Nevada. Ohhh! Scary!
Is Washington Huskies considered one of the worst teams now?No Nonbelievers wanted here,Warriors for Life!!!

“Dave C in Hawaii”

Since: Oct 07

Makakilo, Hawaii

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#6
Dec 2, 2007
 
There was never any doubt in my mind. Just a little impatience as to when Colt and company were gonna score. As long as there are ticks left on the clock, they will score!
808Pearl

Aiea, HI

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Dec 2, 2007
 
KOKUA UH FANS GOING TO NEW ORLEANS (the big easy)

Please buy your tickets through the UH Athletic Dept. UH have to sell 17,000 tickets alloted to them.

If they don't sell it, they have to pay for it...We need every dollar for the UH Athletic Dept to keep so they can fix the locker rooms and other stuff.
Jimmy B

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Dec 6, 2007
 
Not Impressed wrote:
In Hawaii, UW will face a team that has only blown away the worst teams of the worst conferences and can barely beat Nevada. Ohhh! Scary!
Oh well, You LOST!!!!!

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