University of Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors Spring Football News, Notes & Observations — Week 3

BY PAUL BRECHT | HONOLULU
PUBLISHED FEB 24, 2023

MANOA — One more week.

The University of Hawai’i football team completed week three of spring camp on Friday in the rain, leaving just four more practices remaining before the team splits off for the offseason. 

“A team like us, we need a lot of work,” Rainbow Warriors head coach Timmy Chang said following practice on Friday. “The more we can get out here and the more we can get football in and understand what we’re doing, the better we’ll be.” 

Friday’s practice was capped with a scrimmage-like drill, pitting the offense and defense against each other in 11v11s. As the ‘Bows continue to make the switch back to the Run-N-Shoot offense, reps in the rain only help the offense improve. 

As for the defense, dynamic players can be seen all over the field. The communication between each level of the defense has been excellent when facing off in team drills, allowing the newly added speed and athleticism on the backside to make plays.

Though the rain can be frustrating at times, the ‘Bows also view the weather they have dealt with this spring as a blessing in disguise.

“Not the best weather, but it’s good weather for us to practice in and get used to in case. Some of these situations in Manoa are like this,” Chang explained. “You’ll go on the road; you’ll be in high altitudes and snow. You’ll be [at] Vanderbilt in August and it’ll be really, really humid and hot. You’re going to have to adjust.”

With one week remaining, Chang has been pleased with the progress from all three phases of the ball for the ‘Bows. Although he has felt there have been good moments all throughout camp for the offense, defense and special teams, the work is still just beginning.