Gallup poll

I remember I really wanted to vote for Hubert Humphrey for president because 1) the alliteration of his name, and 2) he was running against George Wallace and then Richard Nixon.(Even then, Alabama had questionable political candidates.)

The problem was I was 8 in 1968.

Thus, I understand the privilege and responsibility of being a voter.

But other than running the high school football poll for a few years with The Advertiser a long, long time ago, I don’t get invited to vote on football polls or player-of-the-year ballots very often. But a few years ago, the folks with the Biletnikoff Award started sending me a ballot. I was honored because 1) I actually got to see Biletnikoff play in person and 2) after several Google attempts, I learned how to spell his name.

Anyway, to make a short story long, I voted for Michael Gallup of Colorado State. (I would have voted for John Ursua, but he wasn’t on the final list because his season ended prematurely.)

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According to a private-school coach whose last name rhymes with Gee, the Saint Louis recruits still are solid commits to UH.

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Half the staff is recruiting on the mainland, the other half locally this week.


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid December 4, 2017 9:32 am


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid December 4, 2017 9:35 am

    Recruiting gonna be fun this year. What do the folks here on our blog think are the most pressing needs?

  3. haka December 4, 2017 9:54 am

    Recruiting season is always exciting. Sometimes the results temper the high, but it’s an exciting time nonetheless. So it is really nice to hear that the young men of Kalaepohaku are solid in their commitments to play for the home team. All the present commits look good, but we need a few more local boys to stay home too. #Be a Warrior

  4. roygbivs December 4, 2017 10:31 am

    #2 DPK

    Better coaching, Coaches.


  5. Boolakanaka December 4, 2017 10:40 am

    Herm Edwards new head coach at ASU… that’s a sexy selection.

  6. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 10:54 am

    For free. Aloha stadium song during breaks in the football game for UH is “masse se masse se Kapena.”

    Many games.

  7. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 11:03 am

    Masese Kapena. That is the song during the breaks at a UH football game.

    Stands. Aloha stadium.

  8. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 11:15 am

    I voted for Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, in the NFL. 2016. Year. #5 RB

  9. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 11:20 am

    The other guy no exist. #5. KIF

  10. H-Man December 4, 2017 11:33 am

    My take – recruiting priorities:
    1 Defensive Ends
    2 Corners
    3 Quarterbacks
    4 Offensive Tackles
    5 Punt/Kick-off Returner
    6 Linebackers
    7 Receivers
    8 Running Backs
    9 Safeties
    10 Tight Ends
    11 Defensive Tackles

  11. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 11:36 am

    Only get about what 15,000 people in Lihue, Kaua’i. Why Christian Manera? KHS Red Raiders, KIF.

    Are you sure?

  12. KOH I NOR December 4, 2017 12:12 pm

    Kelly Bryant or Deshuan Watson #4 Clemson, qb. Now or then.

  13. Maddog50 December 4, 2017 1:31 pm

    OL-DL-DE-WR. With the commits we have QB is not a concern. Still would like to know if Ernie, Blessman, Josiah and Borden are still in the fold. We have needs for immediate impact right now not projects or futures-GoWarriors!!!

  14. ai-eee-soos December 4, 2017 1:37 pm

    Last nite’s “Nick Rolovich Show” …

    1. OL

    2. DE – Rush DE’s – we couldn’t get to the passer

    Then Kanoa interjected, and I couldn’t quite make out what Rolo else Rolo said.

  15. ai-eee-soos December 4, 2017 1:40 pm

    Last nite’s “Nick Rolovich Show” …


    I want to get on board an OL Coach BEFORE the Dec 20th

    signing date.


  16. Maddog50 December 4, 2017 1:41 pm

    On another note for those that think that only a few states and a few games now matter during bowl season-Millions of folks tune into the tons of these games for the enjoyment of the contest. Just because someone doesn’t and their sphere of friends bears no relevance on anything. The best games in my opinion are lost I the glare and glitz of the National Title game of self importance. I’m a huge Warrior fan and same for College football, as are my sons their friends my friends and everybody in my sphere-so much for balance.

  17. Captain Ron December 4, 2017 2:53 pm

    I’m not a football expert, nor a football “junkie”. I never coached football and didn’t played the game very much. But I am a Hawai’i Warriors fan!!! And for what it’s worth, I’m very glad we have Rolo as our head coach and I trust him. Next year is looking great – hey, we’re undefeated to far!! Go Warriors!!

    And am I really first?

    Merry Christmas!

  18. Captain Ron December 4, 2017 2:56 pm

    Not first – forgot to refresh my screen before posting.


  19. z December 4, 2017 4:53 pm

    I feel bad for Rolo. But we need something. That’s for sure. I just hope he figures things out.

    Ah Cal Gee. Amazing coach.

  20. Mark Kalaugher December 4, 2017 7:07 pm

    Why did the women’s volleyball coach , Robin, have to have a meeting with the Foootball team this year ?
    Is it to do with the swept under the table ,
    UH women’s lockeroom incidents ?
    Former UH Athlete
    And Avid UH supporter

  21. burro sabio December 4, 2017 7:57 pm

    My take – priorities for the blog:
    1. Drug screening
    2. Mental competency filter

  22. Paniolo December 4, 2017 8:12 pm

    As a long time Warrior football fan, I am just disappointed that Warrior football head coach Nick Rolovich is returning for another year. Not only he returning, but Rolo may have decided to not fire anyone on his coaching staff, most especially on the Defensive side. Hawaii is in for another disasterous year in 2018.
    Don’t blame injuries or lack of skill of players on the Warrior football roster – ITS THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE OF OUR HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AND HIS ENTIRE COACHING STAFF!. Blame the coaches not the players for Warrior football collapsing this year.
    Heck they should have been facing the Houston Cougers in this year Hawaii Bowl and not Fresno State!.

  23. Ron December 4, 2017 8:16 pm

    #20 Amen!

  24. Na Alii Pride December 4, 2017 8:21 pm

    Recruiting needs:



  25. cappie the dog December 4, 2017 10:05 pm

    I learned on “The Rachel Maddow Show” that Ronald Reagan won the nomination by courting all of the George Wallace supporters, driving the Republican Party even farther to the right than Richard Nixon. He began his campaign by speaking in the town where those three Civil Rights workers were killed, as seen in Alan Parker’s “Mississippi Burning”.

    I wish these people were still alive: Susan Sontag, David Foster Wallace and Roger Ebert, voices that could soothe hearts and minds.

    The news cycle is exhausting to watch.

  26. cappie the dog December 4, 2017 10:13 pm

    Did the football team have a strong leader?

    What I liked about tonight’s women’s basketball game is that Hawaii’s point guard, Tia Kanoa, took over the huddle during a timeout and read the riot act to her teammates after some sloppy turnovers. Kanoa comes in, I think, with some Pac-12 swagger and afterglow.

    And they responded.

    Montana State was a pretty decent low mid-major.

  27. Old School Dave December 5, 2017 6:14 am

    UH 2000 Staff – 3-9 Record:
    Jones – HC/OC
    Lempa – DC
    Cavanaugh OL
    Lee – WRs
    Morrison – QBs
    Suan – RBs
    Singletary – DL
    Lumpkin – LBs
    Miano – DBs
    McKnight – STs

    Curious as to which coaches should have been fired after UH went 3-9 in 2000?

    Funny how locals cry and scream about firing a UH coach, but say nothing about the clowns running the Mental Hospital in Kaneohe (“Oh well, no can help”).

    Randall Saito: Coming to a half-way house in your neighborhood – because he deserves a “chance.”

  28. A-House December 5, 2017 7:21 am

    #20 — how you know was me?

  29. A-House December 5, 2017 7:22 am

    excuse me, but who is Randall Saito?

  30. A-House December 5, 2017 7:25 am

    BYU OL pre-game warm-up — did any one notice that the OL was using a rubber ball to practice hitting in the chest area?

    one would hold the ball and “puncher” would aim for the middle of the ball — me tinks an excellent method for OL to “punch” the middle of the DL chest and not “grab” the shoulders or arm

  31. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2017 8:48 am

    New post:

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