University of Hawaii Football Spring Scrimmage and Drills on the Big Island of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii Football team had a practice and intra-squad  scrimmage today at the Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i’s campus in Kea’au, Hawai’i.


Mayor Kenoi and UH Head Coach Greg McMackin

“We want to thank Mayor Kenoi and his administration, as well as Bob Wagner, who served as a UH coach for 20-plus years, and Kamehameha Schools for making this event a reality,” Jim Donovan, UH athletics director, said.

Jim Donovan addresses the crowd as Mayor Kenoi likes what he’s hearing

“We’ve always received a tremendous amount of support from the people of the Big Island and this event is meant to show an appreciation to them.

UH Quarterback Bryant Moniz stretches out

I was thankful that I showed up just in time for Mayor Kenoi to invite me on to the field with him where I was able to take all these great shots of the players up and close.

The practice had drills for both the offense

Quarterbacks working on timing patterns

Drills for the defense

Working on firing off the line when the ball is snapped

And even a bit of special teams.

Can’t leave out the Special Teams!

Hilo’s own Hogan Rosehill, who graduated from Kamehameha on the Big Island, had a lot of his family in attendance…

Hogan Rosehill family and fans

Despite Rosehill  having some difficulties with his helmet…

Hogan Rosehill gives his helmet to the trainer for some adjustments

I’m sure he was happy to be back on his old High School turf Kamehameha Schools on the Big Island.

Rosehill waits patiently for his helmet

After the drills the teams broke off into green and white teams and participated in a full contact scrimmage!


Inter-squad scrimmage

Following the scrimmage, the players and the coaching staff were kind enough to sign autographs for the kids, unfortunately my son has a bit of a cold right now so I couldn’t bring him :(

I’m not sure what the official score ended up being or if they even kept score

It was a great day for those who came to KSBE on the Big Island and to paraphrase Mayor Kenoi, we don’t have any professional sports here in Hawaii so the UH Football team is as close as we get to it!

Former UH Wide Receiver and NFL Pro Ashlie Lelie was in attendance

Current Big Island natives on the spring roster include Levi Legay (Kealakehe HS), Jordan Loeffler (Hilo HS), Elmer Lim III (Kamuela, Hawai’i; Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama), Hogan Rosehill (Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i) and Kana Silva (Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i).

Feel free to click on the pictures below for larger images.

UH Coach McMackin’s Apology and What is a Faggot Dance?

FootballMany people are fired up about Coach McMackin’s “Faggot Dance” comment that he made about the Notre Dame football teams team dance.

Hawaii Warriors football coach Greg McMackin used the word “faggot” three times when discussing rival team Notre Dame at a media preview on Thursday, then turned around and asked the press not to use the word in quoting him because he didn’t “want to…have every homosexual ticked off at [him]…”

Big Island resident Wayne Joseph had the following to say in his blog post “McMackin Discolors Rainbows“:

…I am ashamed to be contected to the Warrior football team.  After these slurs lets prove that football isn’t homophobic by giving the UH team back their true name – Rainbows – for which we can all be proud…

Here is his apology that he made on ESPN today.

I’m still trying to figure out what a “Faggot Dance” is?

I typed in “Fag Dance” at youtube and this is what came up: