Hawaii Head Football Coach Norm Chow has a four point Game Plan For Success which begins with Play Great Defense! Chow is very enthusiastic about the stylings of new Defensive Coordinator Kevin Clune.
Protect the Ball is second. Last year we experienced some problems and Chow said NFL statistics show if you are playing at home and win the turnover battle, you will win 87% of the time! So there is great emphasis on protecting the ball.
Third is Play Winning Special Teams which Chow modified to Play CONSISTENT Special Teams!
Finally, Win The Fourth Quarter!
Chow has three reasons why the Game Plan will work. Number one is the team has senior leadership and the players have taken over the team.
Na Koa members and all boosters is reason number two. Chow is so ecstatic to have Gary Beemer as the football team’s strength coach, and it is Nā Koa’ s support that makes Beamer’s presence possible.
Chow’s exuberance extends to all the coaches and that staff is reason three why Chow is so high on achieving his Game Plan For Success.
Beemer accompanied Chow to the Nā Koa meeting. He came to Hawaii from the Minnesota Vikings, with Na Koa’s assistance. He really wants to be here, but almost had to leave until Na Koa stepped up again to hold him.
Beemer admits to having challenges here. The players don’t have the resources afforded to them like other schools, but they make do and Beemer loves the players for that and wants to help them succeed.
Beemer’s goal is to outwork our opponents to Win The Fourth Quarter! Through the team’s summer camp and fall practice, “everyone worked their butts off” and Beemer is proud of Nose Tackle Moses Samia who can front squat 545 lbs., and Wide Receiver Marcus Kemp who transformed his body. Beemer said the hardest job is with Running Back Joey Iosefa to keep him from trying to lift “the world.”
On nutrition, Beemer does not believe in powdered supplements, he likes things natural. If it is man-made there is bound to be “a mistake or two in that stuff.” If a player needs to gain weight he joins the “Breakfast Club.” Unlike more well-heeled schools who send those players to buffets, Coach Beemer buys three dozen malasadas to accomplish his aims.
The Warrior Walk will continue upon arrival at Aloha Stadium.
Coach Chow expects Washington to line up with three Tight Ends and try to pound us. To counteract, Chow expects Hawaii to “Fight Like A Warrior!”
FIGHT LIKE A WARROR!
Written by Gareth Sakakida
Plan to attend our Coach’s Luncheons for a buffet lunch provided by The Willows; meet coaches as they discuss the previous week’s game and break down film footage, talk about the upcoming week’s opponent, and answer questions from the audience; plus door prizes!
|LUNCHEON DATE||OPPONENT||COACH SPEAKING *|
|August 25||Pre-Season||Norm Chow, Head Coach|
|September 01||Washington||Chris Demarest, Special Teams Coordinator|
|September 08||Oregon State||Kevin Clune, Defensive Coordinator|
|September 15||Northern Iowa||Wayne Moses, Assistant Coach – Running Backs & Tight Ends|
|September 22||Colorado||Jordan Wynn, Assistant Coach – Quarterbacks|
|Team has a bye weekend; therefore, there will be no Coach’s Luncheon on this day.|
|October 06||Rice||Daronte’ Jones, Assistant Coach – Secondary|
|October 13||Wyoming||Chris Naeole, Assistant Coach, Offensive Line|
|Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no Coach’s Luncheon on this day.|
|October 27||San Diego State & Nevada||Lewis Powell, Assistant Coach – Defensive Line|
|November 03||Utah State||Luke Matthews, Assistant Coach – Receivers|
|November 10||Colorado State||Kurt Gouveia, Assistant Coach – Linebackers|
|November 17||San Jose State||Kevin Clune, Defensive Coordinator|
|November 24 (Last Luncheon)||UNLV||Norm Chow, Head Coach|
Location: The Willows – 901 Hausten Street – Honolulu, HI 96826
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Na Koa members @ $15.00 pp / Non members @ $20.00 pp
includes lunch and valet parking (gratuity not included)
*Coaching staff subject to change without notice
Join us at Murphy’s Bar & Grill for an evening of food, drinks, and fun in a block-party gathering along Merchant Street in Downtown Honolulu.
The highlight of the evening is, of course, the live auction featuring a variety of vacations and sports memorabilia.
For more information, contact The Hawaii Bowl office at 523-3688 or Na Koa Football Club at 956-4513.
Check out photos from last year’s festivities from our friends at MidWeek http://www.midweek.com/photo-galleries/murphys-pigskin-pigout/#9087