Coach Mack, Salas are Tuesday's chat guests

Greg McMackin and Greg Salas will be the guests on Tuesday’s Warrior Beat Show, which begins at noon. Please join us.

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Training camp schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 6 — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7 — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday, Aug. 8 — 8:30 a.m. to 11a.m.
Monday, Aug. 10 — 8:30  11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug.11 — 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.;3:30 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13 — 8:30a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug.14 —8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 17 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 18 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 19 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 20 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 21 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22 — 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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From the WAC Web site:

The Western Athletic Conference has reprimanded University of Hawai’i head football coach Greg McMackin for comments he made last week during the WAC’s annual football media preview in Salt Lake City. His comments included a gay slur that he used while discussing the University of Notre Dame football team.

In addition to the reprimand, McMackin has been warned that any further violations of the WAC Sportsmanship Code will result in an automatic one-game suspension, at the minimum.

“I greatly appreciate the quick and decisive actions by UH Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and Athletics Director Jim Donovan as it has made my job in processing this very unfortunate situation much easier,” WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said. “Coach McMackin’s comments were clearly offensive, violated the WAC Code, and are not condoned by either Hawai’i or the WAC.”

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McMackin on Craig Stutzmann, who accepted a job with Portland State: “I want the best for Stutz and his family. I wish him well. He’s a good guy, and he’ll be a good coach for the Portland State program.”

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Is UH the only school that requires a waiting period for hiring a graduate assistant?
I would think that it shouldn’t  have to be any more difficult than signing a recruit. Both receive roughly the same scholarship.
Finding a successor to receiver coach Craig Stutzmann won’t be easy. Offensive coordinator Ron Lee praised Stutzmann as a hard worker with deep knowledge of the offensive system. Stutzmann played in the system at Saint Louis School and UH, and coached it at Saint Louis. Stutzmann was valuable as an evaluator, scout and on-field coach.
The successor must have a bachelor’s degree, which eliminates Ashley Lelie, Aaron Bain and student manager Nate Ilaoa.
And the replacement also has  roughtly two weeks to sign up for classes. A GA must be working toward an advanced degree.
The GA also needs to be willing to make a sacrifice. Stutzmann, who has a wife and 2-month-old son, received support from family.
UH has benefitted greatly from the position in the past. Remember when Dennis McKnight was a graduate assistant in 2006?


  1. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 6:46 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Villagers!

  2. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 6:47 am

    Whoa! Numbah one on da hit parade?!

  3. Garret August 3, 2009 6:48 am


    And wasn’t Reinbold a graduate assistant for a year also? UH has really benefited from the graduate assistant position, including the time that Stutzmann was in that spot.

  4. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 6:48 am

    Yikes! Time to strap on the old leather helmet and get busy wit some FOOTBALL!

  5. Garret August 3, 2009 6:50 am

    Feature on Leonard Peters. I was about to post this on the old blog when this one showed up. I won’t re-post the other stuff (Bess, CBS having a nice mention of UH, etc.) since they were just posted on the other side.

    Cameraderie of Sevens rugby

    “I was thinking that nobody was going to help me because you’re competing for a spot on the team, but my eyes were really opened by how the guys would help me, teach me how to run angles and the plays.

    “I was really drawn to the cameraderie on the team, really pleased that happened and I’m 100 per cent into rugby now.”

    “I don’t think I was prepared for all the running in Sevens,” admitted Peters. “The conditioning was the biggest part for me coming over from (American) Football.

    “In Football you run around for nine seconds and then you can rest for 45 seconds, whereas in rugby they told me ‘we have to play for seven minutes’, and I said ‘seven minutes? I can play for seven minutes..’

    “After the first minute I was looking towards the side line begging for coach to take me off, I was so tired. I wasn’t prepared for that, but I’ve got used to it now.”

  6. Garret August 3, 2009 6:51 am

    The WAC reprimanded Mac but they didn’t punish him any further.

    “I greatly appreciate the quick and decisive actions by UH chancellor Virginia Hinshaw and athletics director Jim Donovan, as it has made my job in processing this very unfortunate situation much easier,” WAC commissioner Karl Benson said in a statement. “Coach McMackin’s comments were clearly offensive, violated the WAC code, and are not condoned by either Hawai‘i or the WAC.”

  7. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 6:52 am

    Hmmm…maybe I’m on da wrong practice field…what?…Thursday!…08:30 AM. Kden!

  8. Maverick August 3, 2009 6:53 am

    Morning gang.

    So lelie was not picked up yet?
    wonder if he was with his original agent from the Bronco days?

    Howzit Kekoa
    Howzit Garret

  9. Maynard G. Krebbs August 3, 2009 6:56 am

    Good day Hawaii!

    Another workweek! Argh!

    Top ten?

  10. Garret August 3, 2009 6:59 am

    Howzit Maverick!

  11. Shannon August 3, 2009 7:08 am

    #11??? Aaaah…almost top ten…

  12. Shannon August 3, 2009 7:08 am

    …as far as a replacement for Stutz… does Timmy Chang have a BA?

  13. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2009 7:15 am

    No, Chang does not have a degree yet.

  14. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 7:16 am

    Maybe we need a Maverick in da GA position. I know where we can find one!

  15. djmitcho August 3, 2009 7:21 am

    Hey Tsaikos! Looking for at least one more person to join our fantasy football league. Defending champ Jason looks to hold on to his title. Any questions email me. djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  16. 808Chef August 3, 2009 7:22 am

    Well…good luck to Craig. The timing sucks which troubles me but when ever is the timing right for situations like these. When it rains it pours that’s for sure. I’m sure Mack will find a suitable replacement. Time to move on!


  17. Da Punchbowl Kid August 3, 2009 7:22 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Just curious- what is the pay for a GA position like?

  18. 808Chef August 3, 2009 7:26 am

    jus emailed you djmitcho… I like play…guarans jason (or anyone else) not going win this year.

  19. C rM August 3, 2009 7:27 am

    good morning tsaikos,
    long time no talk, hope all is well.
    behave and no slurring today.

    just leave the coach alone, move on, and get the season started already.
    settle it on the field.

    what a bunch of cry babies.

  20. C rM August 3, 2009 7:30 am

    As stated from above,
    Coach McMackin’s comments were clearly offensive, but he is entitled to the 1st amendment right? FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

  21. C rM August 3, 2009 7:32 am

    Maybe his slur was a motivational speech for the warriors to kick some butt this season.

  22. lakesidegt August 3, 2009 7:35 am

    San Jose v. UH game.

    Today San Jose began selling individual game tickets. Two years ago I got my tickets from there rather than UH because SJ had the tickets available a lot earlier. Same thing again this year. I just called them – got 50 yard-line seats for $35 apiece right behind the UH bench in section 130; UH has a block for sections 134 and 135.

  23. C rM August 3, 2009 7:36 am

    alright, back to work, check you all later.

  24. Colomaohana August 3, 2009 7:37 am

    Morning, Tsai-ko ohana!

    Happy Belated bert-day to Rob25!!!! Hope you had a good one!!!

    We go celebrate soon!

  25. letsgowarriors August 3, 2009 7:53 am

    didnt lumpy work with receivers before? why not just switch him over from D and grab the best GA available…

  26. letsgowarriors August 3, 2009 7:57 am

    nvm, i guess hes just worked with every defensive position…still i say we get the best GA available, regardless of position.

  27. letsgowarriors August 3, 2009 8:11 am

    but for the sake of getting a WR GA, whats caleb spencer up to these days?

  28. d1島 August 3, 2009 8:18 am

    Keep the SLS line going….Arceneaux.

  29. d1島 August 3, 2009 8:24 am

    ….maybe he can bring his top recruit with him?

  30. koakane™ August 3, 2009 8:31 am

    morning everyone, can’t believe I am up so early. have a good time at work and play nice with your mates.

    just heard the PWN is in the triple digets weather wise. whew

    reminder luncheon for djmitcho on Wednesday

    CC Luncheon Wednesday August 5 @ Schooners -12:15.
    Located next to Cabana A below Richardson Field
    Lunch is ala carte, order off the lunch menu
    Sty as long as you like

  31. bstunna2002 August 3, 2009 8:34 am

    what about Ma’a Tanuvasa I mean R.Lee can coach the receivers he did it for the 9 years JJ WAS here.

  32. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2009 8:48 am

    I believe Ma‘a has not fulfilled said requirements.

  33. chawan_cut August 3, 2009 8:53 am

    how was friday’s CC?

  34. djmitcho August 3, 2009 9:01 am

    Whew….got the fantsay football league filled with the minimum of 10 players and we did it early this year. Still got room for 2 more if anyone else wants to play. any questions email me. djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  35. royal crown August 3, 2009 9:07 am

    Throwing things around in my head the last couple of days, I wonder if having a veteran athletic director, one that is pro-active, would have had measures in place guiding how student athletes and coaches conducting themselves in front of the media. I think so.

    Would excellent supervision and tutelage from the athletic director lead and insulate student athletes and coaches from saying the wrong things in front of the media? I think so, again.

    Yes, I know they are reminded. It says so in their student and coaches manual of how they are suppose to conduct themselves in front of the media. Basically it says always think before you talk. And always talk with positivity towards your school. And it also says don’t talk with any scorn or negativity towards anyone else, including your opponents. (Including the refs, too).

    And it also says even out in public the student athlete or coach should always adhere to the highest standards.

    Yet how easy a concept to realize. And to follow. But it needs to be trivialized to a point where student athletes and coaches are constantly reminded so that they don’t slip up and make ill advised comments when speaking with the media. Or act on unbecoming in public.

    Monday morning it is, a few days removed from Coach Mack’s ill advised remarks, and the beginning of the healing process. Right about now, I hope, the Chancellor and the athletic director, JD, are having a face to face. And the outcome is that the athletic director is steered in the direction of being more pro-active in his supervision of the student athletes and coaches.

    JD needs to be on top of things from now on. He should see things. And prevent snowballs from becoming avalanches. And if he had paid attention the last year of some of the Coach Mack radio interviews and LaTech game when he was arguing vociferously with the refs there were subtleties (that I don’t choose to reiterate) that maybe there could have been a slip up in the future.

  36. NYUH August 3, 2009 9:11 am

    Poll on whether Mac was inappropriately punished.

  37. LizKauai August 3, 2009 9:26 am

    #33- with you in SPIRIT! Welcome home, djmitcho!

    royal crown- I think Coach Mack is an adult who can make adjustments and not a chronic loose cannon/bull in a pro”verb”ial china shop that needs a leash or babysitter. AD and Chancellor have many other pressing things that they must attend to.

  38. Slugger August 3, 2009 9:30 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    It shouldn’t be too hard to hire a GA. With the tight budget, the Athletic department probably has to jump through some hoops to get the expenditure approved, but it’s a ‘student-worker’ position which universities usually have no problem approving since it’s in support of students. It’ll just take time to find the right person to fill the job. I’ve had to hire GAs in my past job, but it was a little easier since we covered a little of the medical coverage cost for our GAs at NAU.

    Have a great day everyone. Esme & out….

  39. al August 3, 2009 9:39 am

    nyuh….the poll shows that 65% of the folks feel that mack’s punishment is too harsh.

    to put it into perspective, his fines are well over five times the amount that the receivers coach position at portland state pays annually.

  40. SteveM August 3, 2009 9:44 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Proper and equitable decision by the WAC in Mack’s case. Common sense prevailed, but I was a little worried. 😐

    Back at work after a forced 2 week “vacation” with the flu. This one was persistent and I lost my voice last week–OK now except for the voice. I tell people I can’t sing and they agree too quickly… 😕

    Will be back at lunch time maybe,

  41. al August 3, 2009 9:45 am

    we’ll miss stutz1.
    no doubt.

    not sure how fast we can find a replacement with his understanding of our system. i am sure ron lee could double up to a degree, however, he will miss craig’s pregame breakdown and preparations for the next opponent as well as the game day help in adjusting to what is happening on the field.

    it will be tough to replace him. hopefully we can fill this two year position quickly. we have as many receivers as any positions on our roster, that’s how critical it is too find the right guy.

  42. BigWave96744 August 3, 2009 9:55 am

    Stephen, I mentioned on SportsHawaii, what is the possibilty of Rick Taylor helping out the wr/sb as a student assistant (like Jferg did). Rick knows the RNS from days @Nease. Someone needs to get the newbies familiar with the routes. Rick has already helped Greg Alexander & some of the current starters.
    Greg Salas has gotten lots of advice since he rooms with Rick 🙂

    Or else what is Gerald Welch doing now days?

  43. Chicken Grease August 3, 2009 10:00 am

    As much as I kept thinking about this situation, I found myself getting more and more angrier. At Hinshaw, at Donovan. At the situation.

    Let’s not forget, folks, the University allowed that Ward Churchill in early 2005 to promote his very hurtful words at the Manoa campus. Formal audience, everything. There’s no way to slice, dice, redefine, sugar coat what he said — it was as hurtful as what Coach McMackin said (and let’s face it: the demograph upon which McMackin supposedly “attacked” might also refer to themselves or others in their community a rendition of the word that he used. WE KNOW THIS. I don’t think those who worked in the World Trade Center ever referred to themselves as “Technocrats of Empire” OR “Little Echmanns” — they were hardworking Americans and OTHERs from around the world.).

    Churchill’s words were hurtful as well. But, UH apparently OK’d for him to speak there. Nothing wrong with what he had constantly said up to that point (and probably still currently screeds) vs. Coach McMackin’s bad judgement in a few minutes.

    This university LET the coach cry. Didn’t seem like there was anyone from the University to “coach” McMackin, in all their “we have a face to the university that we have to keep clean” glory. Seems like Hinshaw and Donovan just let Coach out in the wild to give his apology. Where was the glorified UH Athletic Information office whatever to give Coach a hand in how to offer his apology? Didn’t seem like it was anywhere.

    UH really deserved to be put on collegiate probation. Doesn’t seem like it’s a full-fledged U. at times.

    Sometimes the actions of my university alma mater are sickening. I will donate once they clean up that place.

  44. uhwarriors August 3, 2009 10:02 am

    Jim Donovan is chatting live on

  45. kama krab August 3, 2009 10:07 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    ST, Is there anything boiling in the recruiting process or should we just wait until during the season for more verballs.

  46. come on MAC August 3, 2009 10:09 am

    Stutz is gone! HUGE LOSS.
    hometown kid, great knowledge, passion, bleeds green and black, st. louis connection, really liked, hard worker etc etc etc. like someone said earlier , i think stutz was WAY WAY more valuable than 1 or two coaches Mac has now!

    hopefully mac sees the light and gets him back when something opens up. then we get stutz back with even more knowledge.

    best of luck stutz and thanks!

  47. Pride. August 3, 2009 10:22 am

    Congratulations to Stutz. Great job!

  48. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2009 10:30 am

    #47 ~ ASAP! For all those reasons and more.

    Good luck Stutz, we’re gonna miss ya!

  49. Garret August 3, 2009 10:33 am

    Another feature article on Leonard Peters.

    Meanwhile coaches have said the key to Peters isn’t just his athleticism, but his ability to pass. It’s a tough skill to learn out of the blue, the rugby pass, but Peters took to it quickly.

    In fact, at the World Games, one overseas coach asked Caravelli who his football player was.

    “I pointed him out and the coach said ‘no, the guy who just started playing rugby a few weeks ago,'” Caravelli recalled. “I said, that’s the guy. He couldn’t believe it. Peters fit in so well.”

  50. SailorBlue August 3, 2009 10:36 am


    Re #33…arghhh…I have a bunch of DVs coming for a 1300 meeting that I am spearheading so I can’t be at the CC…and it’s just around the corner for a change….arghhh…oh well next time…

  51. homey ℞ August 3, 2009 10:37 am

    Good luck Stutz!

    Happy belated 28th birthday Rob25.

    Go Mac!

    Go Warriors!

    Cr M – I bet there are some freedom of speech words and phrases that would really irk you…hahahaha

    Good morning readers!

  52. Bulla August 3, 2009 10:38 am

    Congrats to Stutz,

    Mahalo for your hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence. ‘The Beast’ wishes you only the best, and looks forward to seeing you on Sept. 26th in Portland.

    You were always a class act Craig, only the best for you

  53. royal crown August 3, 2009 10:46 am

    Adding to what I wrote last night about Stutz is that I think as bright as his future may be at football and coaching I think he’d also have done well in front of the camera, possibly as sportscaster, football announcer/color. Just a gut feeling I have of him. He just seems to have the quality of knowledge and charisma that captivates people. And in television business that’s what they look for. In other words I think he has a lot going for him other than football.

  54. Garret August 3, 2009 10:49 am

    Pisa is getting good reviews in the Bears’ training camp reports.

    Free-agent acquisition Pisa Tinoisamoa has brought a physical presence to the strongside linebacker position early in Bears training camp.

    The 6-1, 230-pounder popped running back Kevin Jones in an inside run drill Saturday night and smacked Garrett Wolfe after the diminutive running back caught a swing pass Sunday.

    “[Tinoisamoa] is a good player with good agility,” said coach Lovie Smith. “I saw him with a couple good hits. He’s played in the league a while. He’s played at a high level. He knows the game. He’s a smart football player. He should only get better.”

    “I still feel like I’m trying to prove myself,” Tinoisamoa said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get comfortable. I haven’t made Pro Bowls like Brian and Lance.”

  55. Garret August 3, 2009 10:50 am

    From August 3 – August 31, anyone with an August birthday can stop by their local Domino’s to receive one FREE Lava Crunch Cake on their birthday! Proof of date required, identification can include drivers license or birth certificate. Minors without driver’s license need to be accompanied by an adult.

  56. expat August 3, 2009 10:52 am

    Whether Coach McMackin has a right to free speech is not the point. He was at an official event representing the University. That is hugely different than an open forum or debate where different viewpoints are being discussed. It is even different than a classroom.

    I think things have gotten a bit overblown myself. But it doesn’t matter if I wasn’t particularly offended — I haven’t experienced significant discrimination before so I do not really have a reference.

    From some of the comments posted here it is clear why action needed to be taken. Frankly, there is still too much intolerance. When that intolerance is institutionalized it can be very hurtful and a clear message needs to be sent.

    I do not really agree with “fining” as an answer. Why is that always the approach in sports? I do not in any way think that McMackin should have been fired, but I believe he would have been at many other institutions. I don’t have an opinion on what would have been a more appropriate sanction though.

    As far as the open GA position goes it highlights the importance of finishing your education. Remember, the guys who didn’t finish their degrees hurt UH in terms of scholarships. Most of them also had ample time to finish at another institution. If they want to be a college coach they need to get that degree.

  57. d1島 August 3, 2009 10:57 am


    I wonder if they considered gassers for Mac before settling on a fine? 😆

    btw, very good point about getting that degree!

  58. Colomaohana August 3, 2009 11:03 am

    Kekoa: re #33….IF I were to make it to the cc, you know theres no having just ONE!! C’mon…I HAVE no control, you know me already!

    I’d request the rest of the day off and stay….until the sun goes down……

    Escort?? Pfffttt…no need….

    BTW…you guys can ALWAYS trust me……


  59. wafan August 3, 2009 11:05 am

    Good Monday morning to all!

  60. (Jesse)James August 3, 2009 11:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all will have a great day….

    COngrats to Stutz….good luck and best wishes in PSU….

    Football is in the air….whew….just around the corner now….

  61. wafan August 3, 2009 11:09 am

    Whatever crud I have I would not wish it on anyone.

    Well, except for Benson, HF, e-Bolla, and every know-it-all and whiney butt out there.

  62. Chicken Grease August 3, 2009 11:14 am

    To me, you get to have your First Amendment rights considered before a DIME of your salary is taken away. We’re talking the Constitution here, which is powerful than any slur (after all, the Constitution’s First Amendment protects such rights, ba-doing!!!).

    And where in the heck is the ACLU to help McMackin on this?

    Ward Churchill. UH-M allowed. To speak. Formally. Feb’ 2005. Spread the word — maybe a Constitutional lawyer WILL come to McMackin’s side.

  63. d1島 August 3, 2009 11:18 am

    Chicken Grease,

    IMHO the ACLU will never line up against LGBT on any issue. (lots of alphabet soup in that sentence, eh?)

  64. Chicken Grease August 3, 2009 11:21 am


    A-OK. 🙂

  65. Garret August 3, 2009 11:24 am

    Mac announced before he left Hawaii for the WAC Football Preview that he would be voluntarily taking a pay cut…so it is interesting how many people are attributing that entire pay cut to a certain incident during the WAC Football Preview. I suppose that attributing $168k to the penalty sounds better to the national media but I figured UH fans would notice the timing of the events.

    According to JD’s chat on SportsHawaii, the pay cuts will apparently be used to reduce UH Athletic Department expenses (reducing the deficit). To me, that is FAR better than if UH didn’t penalize Mac and Karl Benson imposed a penalty and donated the money to a cause…or kept the money for the WAC expenses (paying his salary, his travel expenses, his per diem, etc.).

    It also wouldn’t surprise me if Karl Benson had been in regular contact with JD and Hinshaw *before* UH decided on its penalty. UH could have been told what level of punishment the WAC would accept without adding their fine on top of the UH punishment. Again, I think it is far better for UH to keep the fine money (aside from paying a student intern, which at least goes to a UH student and is only a *small* amount of money compared to the fine) than for it to go to the WAC!

    I’m sorry, I know I was supposed to stop discussing this, but the JD news about the plan to have the pay cut reduce UH Athletic Department expenses is important news that is being ignored so far.

  66. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 3, 2009 11:25 am

    Pro football questions: How many quarterbacks can each NFL team have on its squad? How many do they usually have? If someone is let go at this time, what happens next? Traded? Play in some other league? Go home?

    Turning specifically to Colt – how many years should we expect him to lurk in the background before becoming the starter or the backup? I;m really quite surprised that he’s not further up the foodchain yet. Is any other team interested in him? Also, has he expressed any interest in coaching after his playing days are pau? Or does he want to go into business or work as an on-camera guy?

    I know how things are done in baseball, but I’v never tracked football to this extent before.

    Also, was the pending criminal indictment the only reason Plaxico Burress was released or was there something else concerning his ability to play pro ball?

    Have a great day folks. Sorry to miss the Wednesday Cattle Call, but I have another appointment scheduled for 12:15 pm that I’ve put off three times already.

  67. LizKauai August 3, 2009 11:28 am

    otoh- looks like we may be getting some poster-compatible images to print for ourselves soon…
    thanks to c_cut’s question to JD.

  68. LizKauai August 3, 2009 11:28 am

    GET WELL SOON, wafan!

  69. bb August 3, 2009 11:32 am

    heads up…

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  70. A-House August 3, 2009 11:42 am


    just goes to show how “badly” Boyd’s Group is doing in this down turn economy.

    unfortunately, their offer is kinda late – they should have done it up front, like 4 or 5 months ago!!!

  71. A-House August 3, 2009 11:49 am


    Gotta agree with your #66 – keeping the $$$ in Hawaii to pare down the UHAD budget and create a position for a student is more important than giving the $$$ to the WAC.

    I may stand alone on this, but IMHO Benson has done very little for UH and appers to favor Boise St which should not be the case when he is in charge of the conference. Like a Morman ref calling a BYU game or a Catholic ref calling a Notre Dame game. Will that person TRULY be impartial???

    What is this stigma against UH in all sports? Lousy scheduling, lousy ref calls, etc. Call a game impartially or turn in your uniform!! Damn, all these goody to shoesers out there!!!!

  72. Garret August 3, 2009 11:57 am


    I do not disagree with you about Karl Benson and I know that many others (like Kazz) are even more upset at Benson than I am. At least Benson helped UH cover up Mac’s mistake in last year’s WAC Football Preview and he finally spoke up for the WAC regarding the MWC. However, if you look at the past 10 years overall, Benson has done far less for UH than for BSU…but UH is paying an equal share of his salary.

  73. SteveM August 3, 2009 11:58 am

    Re: #70 by bb

    Tempting offers… if any Tsai-kos or lurkers decide to take advantage of it and will be in Vegas on Friday night, please join us for las vegas’s Tsai-ko Cattle Call dinner and Karaoke Bash at Hooters. This event was designed so that Tsai-kos from around the nation could meet, since many will have different tailgate plans and itineraries on Saturday.

    See the Tsai-ko logistics page for more info and RSVPs…

  74. Garret August 3, 2009 12:02 pm


    NFL teams normally carry 3 QBs on their active roster, with the 3rd QB designated as an “emergency QB”. Once the 3rd QB enters the game, the #1 and #2 QBs aren’t allowed to play anymore.

    Colt mentioned during the WB show that his contract was for I think 5 years at the NFL minimum salary…which means that Washington owns his rights for 4 more seasons. Other teams aren’t going to trade for him unless he gets to play, and last year (and possibly this year is Zorn has decided he’ll be the #3 QB) he didn’t play during the regular season. So, Colt’s only chance to get the attention of other teams is to do well in the preseason…but it appears that this year Colt’s preseason opportunities will be split with Chase Daniel, making sure that neither QB will get enough reps to really prove themselves to other teams.

  75. Garret August 3, 2009 12:06 pm

    “is Zorn” should be “if Zorn”

  76. LizKauai August 3, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hey, ST-are you at a dentist office???

  77. Curt August 3, 2009 12:26 pm

    Does anyone have an opinion on DirectTV vs. Dish Network services? Would you choose either over Oceanic?

  78. duffer (iPhone) August 3, 2009 12:31 pm

    Mrs C

    was that you on Living Local?

  79. C rM August 3, 2009 12:40 pm

    Check your phone.

  80. LizKauai August 3, 2009 12:50 pm

    Curt- I have Dish. It is expensive but if I still have my pv system after a major storm, we can watch tv!

  81. Curt August 3, 2009 1:01 pm


    Sorry for the dumb question, but what’s a “pv system?” If you had the choice all over again, would you still choose Dish? Thanks LizKauai.

  82. (Jesse)James August 3, 2009 1:04 pm

    duffer… that indeed was her…our resident “star” besides the head honcho…LMAO

  83. al August 3, 2009 1:05 pm

    ralphie….here’s some info for you. i know you were thinking that “don weir” was a sportscaster on oc16.


    “In addition, we have hired Dr. Don Weir, a former UH football player from the 1970’s, to become the first full-time Executive Director for Na Koa. I got to meet Don originally through his participation as a Director for the UH Letterwinners Club (he was just recently the past President of that organization). Not only does he have great passion for UH football, but he has excellent organizational skills and an ability to bring a group of people together to accomplish great goals.”

    …jim donovan, sportshawaii aug 3, 2009

  84. al August 3, 2009 1:07 pm

    j-james….so how was that korean buffet on friday?

    was it as good as it was amped up to be?

  85. Garret August 3, 2009 1:09 pm


    Dish has a new satellite up that has spotbeams specifically for strong signal reception for Hawaii. With the new capacity, they are up to more than 65 channels in HD (but I think that it is around 50 before counting HD PPV). I like their DVR better than Oceanic’s DVR or DirecTV’s DVR.

    DirecTV has better sports coverage, especially if you are an NFL or MLB fan since you can buy those subscriptions on DirecTV and not on Dish. For college sports they are pretty much the same, though I would wait for another month or so to see which company has ESPN-U in HD, since there will be a lot of college football on that channel (including UH games!).

    Dish has a new satellite dish to go with the new satellite, which means that you should be able to use just 1 dish to receive all of the satellites, instead of the 2 or 3 people have had to use before. However, I’m not sure that is available right now. I’ve been told that the model number is Dish 1000.1 HI, a dish made specifically for Hawaii.

    If you do sign up with Dish, you might want to get a referral from Liz. That would give her a credit of $10 per month and it would save you from paying one of the fees during the installation process (the fee is normally waived anyway, but this way you don’t have to request it). If she doesn’t have a Club Dish number, you can contact me and I’ll donate the money I get from the credit.

  86. Garret August 3, 2009 1:13 pm

    I looked into all of this because I helped my parents get a DVR while I was in Hawaii (their TiVo died) and I wanted to research all of the options for them. For their needs, especially with 1 DVR being able to be shared among 2 TVs, I thought that Dish was better for them than DirecTV.

  87. LizKauai August 3, 2009 1:24 pm

    Curt- photovoltaic.

    The other advantage is you get NFL Network with the silver and up plans.
    Thanks, Garret- please DO let me know if you are going to get DISH and I will refer you through my Club Dish!

  88. LizKauai August 3, 2009 1:26 pm

    Curt- love the DISH dvr. I have a 2 TV setup on the dvr for my house. My second TV is my 24″ iMac and EyeTV.

  89. Curt August 3, 2009 1:33 pm


    Thanks for all the good info. I should’ve known that you’ve done all the research already. I have a few months before I make my choice. Thanks again Garret…and LizKauai too.

  90. Colomaohana August 3, 2009 1:38 pm

    duffer, JJ is right…unfortunately, it was. Wait… mean da’ QUIET one, right??? HAHAHAHA….

    I got, uh…”asked” (aka sucka’d into doing it) by our fearless leader.

    ((((sigh)))) Never again.

  91. G (China) August 3, 2009 1:40 pm

    Expat, by what standard are you saying that society is intolerant. I think you better back that up. UH showed intolerance by making the coach into an example. By doing so what they said was that only gays and lesbians have a right to people’s pay check when a slur is made. The point was this was never about gays. If you are arguing that these fines are done for unsportsmanship towards Notre Dame than I don’t think you would hear one peep from me, but turn it the other way and it is clear it is about agenda.

  92. Curt August 3, 2009 1:41 pm

    Photovoltaic. Of course, I should’ve known that…not.

    Well, that’s two strong recommendations for the Dish.

  93. duffer (iPhone) August 3, 2009 1:46 pm


    Well I know her first name, so she’s gotta be nice…..

    Kinda ironic…


  94. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:19 pm

    “administrative approval” could delay Glanville’s plans for “a day or two”

    From The Oregonian

    “We need somebody here as soon as possible,” Glanville said. “We’re facing a bit of a time crunch. With Strasser leaving when he did, it makes it tough, but we’ll be fine.”

    The leading candidate for the job is Craig Stutzmann, 29, a former University of Hawaii wide receiver who spent last season as a graduate assistant on Warriors coach Greg McMackin’s staff.

  95. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:21 pm

    “Whoever we hire has to have experience in what we do,” Glanville said. “It doesn’t matter what guy gets the job, but at this late date, there has to be a connection with Mouse Davis, June Jones and/or Jerry Glanville to be in the running.

  96. (Jesse)James August 3, 2009 2:21 pm

    duffer…LMAO…I don’t know if it’s “kinda” ironic with her first name…it just doesn’t match the real thing….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  97. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:24 pm

    …and you thought YOU were caught off guard!

    Glanville appeared to have his staff set two weeks ago when he named Jim Craft and Strasser as co-offensive coordinators, promoting the two assistants at the same time he added former North Carolina graduate assistant Brad Smith as an offensive line coach.

    Then 11 days after Glanville’s announcement, word came that Strasser, the former Oregon State wide receiver, was leaving PSU to become a senior offensive consultant for the Eskimos, who are five games into the CFL’s 19-game regular season.

    Glanville and his wife, Brenda, were hiking in Glacier National Park when he got a call from Strasser. He said he knew that Strasser had talked with Edmonton after the 2008 season about a job, but had no idea that Strasser had stayed in contact with the Eskimos after that.

    “I was surprised,” Glanville said. “Because of the timing, No. 1, I didn’t think anybody would be leaving and, No. 2, I didn’t think anything would be open.

  98. (Jesse)James August 3, 2009 2:25 pm

    #85 al…it was pretty good…food was tasty. We had a little more than expected show up….so they put us in their “back room” area which was good because we took up the whole space. Service was fairly good…and the waitress actually told homey to stop “bustin her chops”….LOL.

    Only thing is that because the buffet is smaller in quantities, we sometimes had to wait for things like the Kal-bi and mandoo….but they were probably not used to the Tsaiko sizes…LOL. All-in-all, it is a place I think we can/will go back to.

  99. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:28 pm


    …and the waittress also found her new “Suger Daddy”! 😯 😆 😉

  100. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:29 pm



  101. HiFlyer August 3, 2009 2:43 pm

    and no forget the watermelon that ralph ate most of.

  102. Colomaohana August 3, 2009 2:45 pm

    Eh, talk to my maddah about my name…..That’ll teach her, ah?!


    And duffer, I promise….I AM nice.


  103. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:49 pm


    Right! with the help of accomplices! 😆

  104. d1島 August 3, 2009 2:52 pm

    Forgot da rule…

    What happens at the CC, stays at the CC! 😈

  105. Garret August 3, 2009 2:53 pm


    Wow, Glanville really had to scramble after losing a coach with that little notice! He is truly lucky that someone like Stutzmann was available.

  106. Garret August 3, 2009 2:54 pm

    Miami’s coach expects Bess to have an expanded role this season.

    (On if he expects WR Davone Bess to play a bigger role this season) — “Yes, I think he is much stronger. I think he had a great offseason. I’ll tell you one thing, to Davone Bess’ credit, many a days where nobody was around here during the course of the summer, and it was awful hot out, I seen him out here with the JUGS on and the equipment guy pumping balls to him, and see him out here catching punts with the equipment guy pumping balls to him in the JUGS, and there was nobody else around. So, this guy did a lot of work this summer to get himself prepared, I just hope it continues to show. You know he was clearly one of the surprises in training camp last year. I hope he continues to grow, but there are more steps that he needs to take. I think he knows that, and he would tell you that, and I’m saying the same thing.”

  107. Garret August 3, 2009 2:56 pm

    This CBS Sportsline guy is doing a *24-hour chat session*!

    Join Mike Freeman’s 24-hour chat!

    That’s right… National Columnist Mike Freeman is chatting LIVE, right now!

    Mike should be open to discuss just about anything sports-related, so give him your best questions! You’ve got until 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning.

  108. Garret August 3, 2009 2:57 pm

    The NCAA is going to ask schools to test players for sickle-cell trait.

    The NCAA has recommended that its members test student-athletes for sickle-cell trait after settling a lawsuit brought against the organization and Rice University by the family of a football player who died after a 2006 practice.

    The trait is found in one in 12 African Americans and usually has no health implications.Rice player, Dale Lloyd II, died from exertional sickling, a rare complication of sickle-cell trait.

    It occurs during intense exercise — usually at the beginning of early-season training sessions — when lactic acid builds up in the muscles, oxygen delivery slows and the athlete becomes dehydrated, said Dr. Jeffrey Hord, a sickle-cell expert at Akron Children’s Hospital.

  109. LizKauai August 3, 2009 2:58 pm


    Colt’s Redskins buddy Chris Cooley has launched his own iPhone application.

    How’s that for being cool?!
    iPhone users can search for Chris Cooley in the Apps Store.


  110. Garret August 3, 2009 2:58 pm


    If my parent’s TiVo hadn’t died, I wouldn’t have known any of that information…I’m glad if the information was of use to you.

  111. Loa August 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Stephen – thanks for the practice schedule, any reason why they starting a little later in the a.m. this year?

  112. Garret August 3, 2009 3:33 pm

    Nice to see the training camp schedule! Interesting to see the subtle timing differences in the two-a-day schedule.

  113. las vegas August 3, 2009 3:36 pm

    Aloha to all.
    Just a reminder

    1. Please, Please e-mail confirmation for National K-Call at Hooters
    even if you RSVP’d on SteveM’s site please do so again by e-mailing with your name & amount of attendees.

    2. For 9/19 pre game tailgate, looks like it will revert to Cici’s pizza,
    just cannot beat the cost (plus I did not need a deposit).
    Cici’s (Silverado/Maryland) will be the bus pick up point at

    3. Costs.
    National K-Call is $25.00 includes Fuud/Karaoke/Fun & gratuities
    for the Hooters employees staffing the ball room.
    If you plan on attending after 21:00 please donate $7.00
    to help offset costs

    Cici’s (if selected) runs about $8.00 including soda
    (pay at door)

    Round trip bus transportation to the game is $15.00 from Cici’s
    parking lot.

    National K-Call money is due now.
    Bus Fee is due 8/20/2009

    Please send to
    John Collins (las vegas)
    897 Dancing Vines Ave
    Las Vegas, Nv. 89183

    I have a unrefundable deposit of $750.00 at Hooters and a $950.00
    deposit at the bus company.
    Lets make this happen before Mrs.LV finds out
    Aloha and Mahalo
    las vegas

  114. (Jesse)James August 3, 2009 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the practice schedule ST…hopefully I can make a few…

  115. hapahaoleboy August 3, 2009 3:42 pm

    Garret – When I went to boot camp in the Navy, we had to wait a few days before we could get worked over by the company commanders because they needed to get the sickle cell tests back first. Just in case someone did have it. They didn’t want anyone keeping over from the physical whoopin’ we got. And this was back in the early 90’s.

  116. hapahaoleboy August 3, 2009 3:53 pm

    oops…”keeling” not “keeping” over…

  117. Garret August 3, 2009 3:54 pm


    That really is interesting…it sounds like the NCAA might have looked at testing for sickle cell earlier.

  118. Garret August 3, 2009 3:55 pm

    Colin Kaepernick and Kellen Moore are the only QBs on the Davey O’Brien QB award watch list.

  119. hapahaoleboy August 3, 2009 3:59 pm

    Garret – you would think so right? But maybe they figured if they’re playing college ball, they’ve survived high school and probably pop warner before that. I wonder if they’re force someone who is positive for sickle cell to quit or just monitor them more during high intensity situations?

  120. Garret August 3, 2009 4:00 pm

    las vegas,

    Thank you very much for all of the work you put into the organizing for the UNLV weekend. I look forward to the pregame tailgate and transportation. My wife and kids will join us for the meal but only I will go to the game.

  121. Garret August 3, 2009 4:03 pm


    I think they are counseling the players to think about quitting sports and having them sign all kinds of liability forms if they continue to play. It sounds like the big danger is at the start of training camp, especially in hot/humid weather, so they will monitor the players closely then.

  122. whitey August 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    Maybe the school made a major error by not having the recruit submit a thorough physical form from his family physician, but if the family knew about their son’s condition, they are just as much to blame for not telling the school or the football coach. I assume he was on scholarship and understanding that he could lose his scholarship to Rice or any other school could have been a major factor.

  123. Garret August 3, 2009 4:24 pm

    Bess got a standing ovation today.

    Monday, there was a buzz in the stands even as players went through mundane drills. Big hits against the practice sled earned “oohs!” and a one-handed catch by receiver Davone Bess prompted a standing ovation. This, with 18 public practices remaining and the first pre-season game a couple of weeks away.

  124. Garret August 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    Mouton is getting a shot at the kick returner job for the Titans.

    Wanted: A fast, surehanded player needed to follow blocks and pick up yards returning kickoffs and punts. Ability to score touchdowns a plus.

    That’s one job the Tennessee Titans are looking to fill at this training camp after leading the NFL in kickoff return average in 2008. They did that thanks to Chris Carr who also handled all but 2 punt returns but left for Detroit this offseason in free agency.

    Now the Titans need a replacement for one of the very few holes they have on a team that went 13-3.

    The Titans tried to address the hole in free agency by signing Mark Jones, who was a returner with Carolina a year ago. He ranked third in the NFC, averaging 11.4 yards per punt return, and was 11th on kickoffs with 24 yards per return and a long of 59 yards.

    “That’s the hope. That’s why we signed him because he did have comparable numbers on punts and kickoff-return wise. I thought he got better as the year went on because he didn’t start the year off as their kickoff returner. He took that over during the season. Punt return-wise, he was pretty consistent all year long,” Lowry said.

    But Jones has been hampered by a tight hamstring the past three days and missed Monday morning’s special teams practice.

    That could open the door to others.

    Mouton, the third-round pick out of Hawaii, has been returning kicks since high school and had two returns for touchdowns in college where he ranked fifth in the nation with 29.6 yards on kickoff returns as a junior. McCourty returned kicks for Rutgers as a senior and averaged 25.8 yards. Both got to catch kicks in a team drill Sunday as Lowry tried to pare down his list a bit.

    “They showed pretty good instincts, made some good cuts, showed some speed,” Lowry said. “They both can catch the ball naturally. Those are big pluses for them.”

    Mouton is eager to do whatever is necessary.

    “It’d be very nice to come in and contribute and try to keep that high level where it was. Chris Carr did a great job. Now they need somebody to step in,” Mouton said. “A lot of guys back there have potential to do it. Whoever gets the job, I think they’ll do a great job at it.”

  125. Ralph August 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    colomaohana regarding your earlier post, we all know that you don’t stop at one, first kid, second kid, third kid, fourth kid, fifth kid, sixth kid, seventh kid, and number eight swimming around waiting for the last call

  126. Garret August 3, 2009 4:30 pm

    More about the sickle cell article…whitey is correct that some parents hide the sickle cell test result from their kids and the school.

    There have been at least eight deaths blamed on the complication since 2000, including the 2004 death of Aaron Richardson, a Bowling Green State University football player. In April, a San Diego State defensive lineman collapsed, but he survived.

    All the incidents occurred during extreme training, not during games or scrimmages, Hord said. If detected early, the condition can be reversed with oxygen and fluids, Hord said.

    She encourages parents to think first about their child’s health and not remain secretive.

    “People who are thinking that their child is going to be the next LeBron James, they may think if they tell that their child won’t get the scholarship or the recruiter won’t pick them up.”

  127. Kekoa August 3, 2009 4:41 pm

    Garret ~

    Re: #119

    At the end of the season, I want G. Alexander to be at the top of the board for all QB’s. I want the buzz boys to be blown away by his numbers. No harm in putting this on my ’09 wish list.

  128. d1島 August 3, 2009 4:44 pm

    las vegas,

    Lets make this happen before Mrs.LV finds out


    At least you still have the same car!

  129. Kekoa August 3, 2009 4:47 pm

    Ralph ~

    Re: #126

    Be careful. At the next Tsaiko event, Mrs. ‘C’ might decide it’s that time again. So when the call goes out…“Is there a doctor in the house?” We will all be looking at you Doc!

  130. d1島 August 3, 2009 4:50 pm

    Who’s in charge of making sure the gates are open on 8/21?

    It’s Admission Day….

    …just asking. 😈

  131. d1島 August 3, 2009 4:58 pm


    I’m guessing the earlier morning start times might return once classes resume on Aug.24.

    Hopefully I can make it out to some of ’em during camp.

  132. Ralph August 3, 2009 6:00 pm

    on 2 a days, what’s the normal routine for the team in the afternoon session.

  133. d1島 August 3, 2009 6:06 pm

    My guess is football!

  134. d1島 August 3, 2009 6:07 pm


    So did the Doctor find everything is where it’s supposed to be?

  135. d1島 August 3, 2009 6:09 pm

    I guess I’m done guessing today…. 🙄

  136. d1島 August 3, 2009 6:12 pm

    Is there a prize for the most obvious questions for the guests?

  137. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 6:20 pm

    Kekoa- I am with you on Alexander the Greg!!!

  138. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2009 6:39 pm

    I ran into Jett Jasper and Kenny Estes today.
    Jett said he made the 105 roster.

  139. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2009 6:40 pm

    They found a little glitch.
    Not serious (I hope).

  140. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2009 6:42 pm

    It wasn’t so easy to land Mack.
    He said, yes, this morning, but we had to book it through his director of football operations or the sports information director. Neither, of course, called me back. Finally, I reached DFO, but she hadn’t been able to talk to Mack. That’s when I hunted down Salas. Then about an hour ago, Mack called and confirmed he’d do it. It’s always better to go directly to Mack.

  141. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 6:50 pm

    ST- what kind of glitch…?

    Yea for Jett and Kenny!!!

    Yea for Coach Mack and Greg!

    Time for Wii Fit and then dindin… bbl

  142. d1島 August 3, 2009 7:14 pm

    Small glitch?

    Isn’t that what they thought initially on Apollo XIII?

  143. whitey August 3, 2009 7:25 pm

    LOS ANGELES–AUGUST 3, 2009– United just launched a
    worldwide sale on all flights from Los Angeles. This new
    sale is United’s first of the year that features travel into
    November, and fares have been reduced to as low as $49.

    The sale is for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights from
    Aug. 17 – Nov. 18 on domestic routes. Some international
    fares are good through Dec. 16. The sale ends Friday, Aug. 7.

    Sample fares from L.A. (each way):
    – San Francisco … $49
    – Phoenix … $49
    – Las Vegas … $50
    – Cancun … $109
    – Charlotte … $114
    – Boston … $119
    – New York City … $119
    – Zurich … $279

    Travelers who book flights through this sale are eligible
    for 20 percent off hotel bookings at select Starwood hotels,
    including Westin and W, from Aug. 17 – Nov. 18. The discount
    code will be provided on the United confirmation page or email.

  144. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:09 pm

    I was certain that Kenny would make it, but I’m really happy to hear that Jett made the 105 roster. He’s such a great kid and his mom is a huge supporter. They both will have much to contribute.

    Go Warriors!

  145. Jason August 3, 2009 8:10 pm

    Speaking of flights … well, I’m off to the airport soon for my trip to Portland. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for Stutz, Glanville, or any of the guys with Hawaiʻi connections. I know a bunch of people here know the Portland area well, so if anybody has tips on places to see, restaurants to eat at, stuff like that, I’ll be checking my e-mail. Be back Sunday night (and off to work Monday morning)!

  146. Jason August 3, 2009 8:14 pm

    And Stephen: Take care of yourself.

  147. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:16 pm

    Liz ~ Both GA & CB have to be the most underrated QB’s on the planet. They are so invisible to the sporting guru’s. I’m waiting patiently for the day that they make such a huge impression – that *Crow* will be the main dish on the major sports stations around the US of A.

  148. Kazz August 3, 2009 8:19 pm

    RE: Fall Practice Schedule

    Ah crap… Well at least there’s the Saturdays…

    So nice to have Saturday’s off again… :mrgreen:

  149. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:24 pm

    Jason ~ Have a safe trip. I think if you dig thru the archives of Aunty Liz’s blog, you will find a treasure trove of places to visit in the Portland area.

    It’s been so long since I’ve been there, that the Lewis & Clark trail has completely disappeared, and wagon trains have been replaced by Amtrak.

    Did I hear you say, “back to work on Monday?”

  150. Bunker August 3, 2009 8:27 pm

    I added your blog to bookmarks. And i’ll read your articles more often!

  151. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:34 pm

    I forgot to mention that I received a very heartfelt email from Coach Mack today in answer to my message of support. In it, he thanked both Pops and I for being there for he and the team. He apologized to us for his indiscretion. I wish there was something more I could do to help him feel better.

  152. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:37 pm

    Bunker I added your post to my sleazeball list for coming on to our blog uninvited!


  153. Kekoa August 3, 2009 8:43 pm

    Ok…stirred up enough trouble…time to go help Diana with the dishes. #2 daughter heading back to America in the early morn and she just wanted to enjoy one more delicious home cooked meal – just like the ‘old’ days.

  154. d1島 August 3, 2009 8:56 pm


    Let me understand this….

    You have been teaching now for……

    ONE DAY!

    and are leaving tonight for A WEEK? 😯

  155. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:02 pm


    IKEA serves a $0.99 breakfast when you get in tomw. morning.
    Otherwise, it’s Shari’s! Mmmmm….Cinnamasation French Toast….Stuffed Hash Browns!

  156. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 9:10 pm

    Jason- I have lots of family in Portland. Daughter in the mountains, of course, but nephews are bosses in restaurants. California Pizza Kitchen and Henry’s Tavern. Sent you an introduction on fb.


  157. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 9:13 pm

    Shari’s is like um, hmmm… well, has everything at a decent price.
    And then there is Elmers where we had a Tsai-ko breakfast before the OSU Game.

    Actually, my blog has lots of restaurants – from my trips last year.

  158. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 9:15 pm

    Oh yeah, Burgerville has my favorite burgers!

  159. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:22 pm


    Haha! We hope to explore PDX more this year sometime. Have heard about fine eating in the metro area.

    All the trips we’ve ever taken to OR have been just to see the boys in their small college towns. Shari’s is ubiquitous on the road in the PNW so we’ve become quite familiar with their fare.

  160. Kekoa August 3, 2009 9:22 pm

    Dishes pau, but Aunty Liz made us all ono for Burgers!

  161. Ralph August 3, 2009 9:29 pm

    D1 our Jason is a State worker, do they ever work..when he gets back next week he’ll get an invite from his Aunty Lingle to take a 2 day furlough and thanks for volunteering to work for free the rest of August.

  162. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:31 pm


    C & D Drive-in in Boardman, OR…..Home of the Bozo Burger! 😀

  163. Kekoa August 3, 2009 9:31 pm

    D-1 ~ *Ubiquitous* You took the word right out of my mouth! I normally would have said Shari’s restaurants are seemingly everywhere. How boring! (Besides, I couldn’t spell it).

  164. Kekoa August 3, 2009 9:33 pm

    Mt. Pilot Drive Inn @ Bend, Oregon has the Pilot Burger. If you can finish just one, it’s on the house!

  165. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:38 pm


    Yessir, they’ve very nearly attained family-dining hegemony in the PNW!


  166. Ralph August 3, 2009 9:42 pm

    burgers are bad for you, too much cholesterol, eat fish. In the PNW, eat salmon. With burgers you’ll eat frys, transfat, another bad choice, eat fish. LOL

  167. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:45 pm

    This PSA has been brought to you by ObamaScare.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled mayhem…..

  168. d1島 August 3, 2009 9:46 pm

    Say good nite, Gracey!

    Good Nite Gracey!


  169. Garret August 3, 2009 9:47 pm

    Two free tacos at Jack in the Box tomorrow! Just print out this coupon and pick up 2 tacos per person.

  170. Garret August 3, 2009 9:48 pm

    Nice notes in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Bess.

    Does Bess ever drop anything? Guy looks great and Tony Sparano said as much during his midday comments

  171. Garret August 3, 2009 9:52 pm

    The Miami Herald has a nice play-by-play of the WR/CB battle in practice. I’ll post just the parts with Bess. The CBs won their fair share of battles against the other WRs…but they sure were frustrated against Bess today.

    On the field Tuesday afternoon, the highlight of the practice was the competition between wide receivers and cornerbacks. Here’s the play-by-play of that:

    Davone Bess vs. Vontae Davis. Bess with a short catch over the middle.

    Bess vs. Jason Allen. Bess puts on a double move and beats Allen deep for a TD.

    Bess vs. Will Allen. Bess catches a short pass.

    So, Bess had 3 plays (2 against a starting CB from last year and 1 against Miami’s top draft pick) and he caught 3 passes, 1 for a long TD.

  172. Garret August 3, 2009 9:54 pm

    Note on Ryan Mouton and the CB situation with the Titans.

    Perhaps the greatest need comes at cornerback as both sides need to balance each other out. One side has a former seventh round draft pick turned Pro Bowler in Cortland Finnegan. The other side is trying not to knock the teeter board off of its axis.

    Nick Harper sits opposite of Finnegan for now. Still very capable of a strong season, the 34-year-old has some game left, but the weakside corner will see the bulk of opponents passing attempts this season as teams will look to avoid ball hawk number 31.

    Harper has started every game he has played in, for five straight years, so durability isn’t the question. The true question is whether or not Harper still has the speed and quickness to keep up with receivers ten years his junior.

    Time will tell on Harper but there may be some insurances. Third round selection Ryan Mouton out of Hawaii has the speed, quickness and ball skills to certainly put pressure on Harper for playing time. Tanard Davis enters his second year in the league with more experience and a shot at earning some valuable playing time.

  173. Garret August 3, 2009 9:55 pm

    I can’t remember if I posted this here earlier today:

    From August 3 – August 31, anyone with an August birthday can stop by their local Domino’s to receive one FREE Lava Crunch Cake on their birthday!

  174. Garret August 3, 2009 9:56 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    China seals off a town to try to stop the spread of the aggressive and rare pneumonic plague. Instead of how the bubonic plague (”black death”) was spread by flea bits, the pneumonic plague is spread by inhaling bacteria that is airborne from an infected person’s cough…and the death rate is about 100%.

  175. Garret August 3, 2009 9:57 pm

    Fire-fighting robots are being used in London, with robots being used in 10 particularly dangerous fire incidents already this year. Acetylene gas and other dangerous chemicals pose a great threat to human fire fighters…so they send in the robots.

  176. Garret August 3, 2009 9:57 pm

    Researchers found a way to hijack computers on public WiFi networks by tricking them into thinking that they have a software update available, but instead of getting a software update the computer gets a malicious file to download.

  177. Garret August 3, 2009 9:58 pm

    Given the state of the economy, it is not surprising that CEO pay dropped 7% from last year. One thing that people might not realize is that CEO benefits *rose* 7% from last year–perks such as company jets, club memberships, etc. are on the rise.

  178. Garret August 3, 2009 9:58 pm

    Airports in Cleveland and Houston are getting the controversial full-body scanners.

  179. Garret August 3, 2009 9:59 pm

    Free play links pau.

  180. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 3, 2009 10:03 pm

    d1- nitey nite… now I am wanting to go visit my granddaughter again… and go out to eat in Portland! Jason is all set up with my ohana on fb. 😆

    Ralph- no worry. I had a salmon burger for dinner tonight. With a bit of brown rice and veggies. I even took a picture. HAH! 🙄 😆

  181. Garret August 3, 2009 10:04 pm

    Bad news for ST–Kara DioGuardi signed a contract to be a judge on American Idol next season. This deal was rumored a week or two ago, and soon after that Paula Abdul reportedly dropped her contract demand from $20 million per year to $12 million per year…but maybe she should have taken the $10 million per year that was reportedly offered.

  182. Ralph August 3, 2009 10:12 pm

    An IT graduate with a 2.7 GPA sues her college for $72,000 because she can’t land a job. She needs career counseling, maybe chawan cut, Homey and big wave can help this IT grad explore ways of getting a job with IT credentials. She should have gone into engineering.

  183. al August 3, 2009 10:14 pm

    kekoa….yup, mack does reply to his emails. he certainly sounded extremely remorseful of his boo boo.

    but, no worries he has all of us behind him.

    let’s give him many shout outs tomorrow on the live chat.

    let him know we are in back of mack.

  184. Ralph August 3, 2009 10:20 pm

    by the way, is 2.7 GPA for an IT graduate considered an excellent grade point to appeal to employers. Anyone seeking a Graduate Degree probably won’t getting into most Graduate Schools with a 2.7 GPA, maybe the Online variety with overlook the academic credentials.

  185. Kekoa August 3, 2009 10:23 pm

    Right on Al!…Time for “I’m Backin’ McMackin!” to be the battle cry of the day.

  186. Ralph August 3, 2009 10:26 pm

    Sad to hear that Stutz is leaving behind his wife and daugther when he is coaching in Portland.

  187. Garret August 4, 2009 4:29 am

    Photo of Jake Ingram at New England’s practice.

  188. Garret August 4, 2009 4:30 am

    Reagan Mauia was mentioned in this Cincinnati paper. This explains why Reagan wasn’t playing last season.

    A darkhorse might be Daniel Coats, who is back at his natural position. The third-year player saw most of his action last year at fullback after season-ending injuries to Jeremi Johnson and Reagan Mauia.

  189. Garret August 4, 2009 4:31 am

    The Deseret News took a shot at Mac.

    Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin caused an uproar last week when he used an anti-gay term to describe Notre Dame’s Haka dance. McMackin was suspended for 30 days without pay.

    If memory serves, Hawaii lost to Notre Dame 49-21 in the Hawaii Bowl, which makes you wonder which shows worse judgment — making patently offensive remarks or mocking a team that beat you by 28 points.

  190. stupid post August 4, 2009 4:46 am


    #190–for what purpose did you have to post this?

  191. stupid post August 4, 2009 4:47 am


    you’re smart but sometimes i wonder about you

  192. stupid post August 4, 2009 4:52 am


    hypocrisy it is when you say you not bringing the subject anymore-and then you post that . of all days too when you know the coach will be on the blog

  193. rage777 August 4, 2009 5:03 am

    Morning All!!

    2.7 is considered a good GPA? When I graduated from UH in EE I had a 2.97, or something close to 3.0, and some companies didn’t even want to interview me. I don’t see how a 2.7 is considered good, unless it’s on a 3.0 scale. Especially since she graduated in business. A lot of the engineering dropouts go to business, so it must be easier than engineering.

  194. Garret August 4, 2009 5:20 am

    stupid post,

    You are correct, that was probably stupid of me to have posted that.

  195. Garret August 4, 2009 5:21 am

    I was upset at the shot that Utah newspaper took at Mac–there have been a lot of other cheap shots but I thought that one was pretty low. Still, I should have kept that to myself.

  196. Garret August 4, 2009 5:22 am

    I’d be perfectly happy if ST deleted a few of my posts from this morning…

  197. James August 4, 2009 5:22 am

    Was coach Mack still smarting from the dirty licking UH got from Notre Dame? Come on. He should have gotten over it and kept his focus on this season.

    It was a coming out party for Notre Dame. All eyes will be on that team this season and the quarterbacks. Thanks to coach Mack and the UH football team. They made Notre Dame look super good.

  198. d1島 August 4, 2009 5:48 am

    Great Morning All!

    31 days until FOOTBALL!
    Pretty soon Ronnie will be asking, “IS IT FRIDAY YET?” 🙂

  199. d1島 August 4, 2009 5:51 am

    Great Aloha Run/Carole Kai Charities donates $70k to help Hawaii High schools make up budget cuts to sports. An interesting name shows up in her quote.

    “We want to be sensitive and responsive to what is going on in the community,” said Kai, co-founder of the Great Aloha Run. “I want to thank our board — Larry Okinaga, Randy Hiraki, Jean Hagi, Mike McCartney, Robin Campaniano, Mar Labrador, Hans Strasser

  200. Shannon August 4, 2009 5:54 am

    Just read the article on the 92′ Rainbow Warriors…Funny thing…I just watched this game again yesterday…told my wife I was gonna be in garage for a couple hours…she said “Why are you gonna be in the garage?” I told her “it’s the only place we have a VHS!”…I took notes on the roster so I could “build my team” for the new NCAA 2010 game on my PS3. Finished the roster last night…now I’m just trying to link my created team with my EA Online account… Technology, ah?… lol

  201. djmitcho August 4, 2009 5:58 am

    Good Morning All!!! Hope everyone has a good day. 24 and I’m on a plane back to da aina! See some of you when I get there!

  202. d1島 August 4, 2009 6:22 am


    sounds like fun


    Hope I can make it tomw.
    Safe flight.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy! Feel better those who are under the weather.


  203. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 4, 2009 6:34 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Garret, no worry, we ALL can make a booboo when we least expect it, eh???
    Is that not the THEME of this exercise in character testing time?

    So peeps, please forgive me and erryone else in advance- for I don’t think any of us carry “first stone” casting permits and some of us may make embarrassing statements during these times of change.

    Let the Golden Rule shine brightly on the Warrior Beat and spread throughout the lands!


  204. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 4, 2009 6:42 am


    “CB: Again, I think that this was his best practice I’ve seen from him as well. He made a few pretty good throws, going through his read progressions and hitting the open guy. However, on the goal line plays, Zorn once again came over to him and pointed out the read progression. CB had looked right first, nothing was there, and he took off to the right and eventually ran out of bounds for no game. Zorn definitively pointed LEFT first (Made a pretty big deal of the hand motion), then right, then deep corner right. I couldn’t see if somebody was open to the left. This is about the 4th or 5th time I’ve seen Zorn do this with Brennan.

    In QB/WR drills, he did pretty well. I still think his footwork in the team drills is slugish. He did have one ball batted right back into his face today. Which is the first I’ve seen so far in camp.”

  205. BobMob August 4, 2009 6:47 am

    I heard that the WAC told Mac that one more similar remark and he would be suspended at least one game. Did the UH, Donovan or the pres tell Mac what UH would do if he made a similar mistake again?

    I seem to remember that Donovan, right after the incident, told Mac that one more remark like that and he would be canned. Did I hear that right? Can we hear that from Mac?

  206. Latin Joe August 4, 2009 6:49 am

    My son told me to check out your blog and I must say I’m impressed, very helpful.

  207. Kekoa August 4, 2009 6:49 am

    Good Morning Liz! Out of 1001 things Garret posted so far this week, I think we can allow him to slide on that one.

    One more slip-up braddah and we will have to give you da lead slippah and send you to your room!

    We have a zero tolerance policy on the Tsaiko Village blog!

  208. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 4, 2009 6:50 am

    COACH MACK- Backin’ McMackin – welcome to the WB!
    Do you have any candidates for the GA position recently held by Craig Stutzmann?

  209. Kekoa August 4, 2009 7:00 am

    I’m Backin’ McMackin!

    Q: Coach Mack ~ Will it be ok for us guys to attend the 2nd annual Mrs. McMackin Coaching Clinic?

    (We promise to behave in class!)

  210. whitey August 4, 2009 7:07 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Got to be going soon, so won’t have time to post questions for Coach Mc. All I want to say is, Thanks Coach and Keep Trucking!!!!!!!!!

  211. LizKauai August 4, 2009 11:51 am


    “Colt Brennan had a very nice TD during goal line sets, selling the handoff and then tossing the ball to a wide-open Ladell Betts.”

  212. oahu resident August 4, 2009 4:00 pm

    from the espn redskins board: Brennan and Collins race for 2nd string getting closer.

    Thanks for the questions, some were harder to see that others but heres my observations –

    On the QB accuaracy drill it started out with campbell and brennan hitting there first couple with collins and daniels struggling, campbell fell off a bit in the end and collins did a little bit better, daniels only hit one. But brennan easily was the best at this drill, no surprise, we all know hes extremely accurate the question is can he read a defense and deliver the deep ball –

    In QB-TE drills campbell and brennan were the two who shown in the drill, campbell overthrew his first pass but after that he constantly got it to cooley, brennan seems to once again be trying to show off for the number 2 spot, he was putting some extra heat on the ball when throwing to yoder, he looked good doing it though. Collins showed that he needs to work on his touch and placement, and daniels, throwing to robert agnone who isnt that fast, either overthrew or threw it behind him a lot. –

    Interesting turn of events, Eddie williams is in pads but playing second team fullback is marcus mason, i dont know if this is because the team doesnt think williams is ready to be on the field or if this is something mason wanted to do to get more PT -In WR drills Keith Eloi was running a deep corner but the coach put it high and over the wrong shoulder, eloi adjust and reaches up with one hand and snags it. great catch –

    In a drill where the defense is busy so the coaches put back up offensive players on defense, the star of this drill was probably colt brennan, whether getting into fake fights with chris cooley or blitzing in the backfield, he could probably play safety(just a joke coltist) –

    One on one drills with the Lines, orakpo against samuels, first play samuels holds so they reset, second play orakpo rushes at samuel like a bull rush but last second does a spin to the inside almost seamlessly. Jeremy Jarmon against mike williams, jarmon rushes at williams and bull rushes him to get to the QB. (dont read into this to much though, the defensive player is given a bunch of open space and 1 on 1 matchups making there jobs much easier) -11-11, Orakpo at RE rushes on a rollout, when samuels goes to block him orakpo knocks his hands away with enough force to knock him down, campbell gets the pass off on time though. –

    Collins attempts to hand off to alridge on a short yardage situation but alridge fumbles the hand off, Sherman smith yells, “CUT HIS AS.S” -Goal Line drills, campbell drops back and sees open space, he takes off for the easy touch down run, Next play throws a fade to Marco Mitchell over dough dutch, TD –

    After a couple of runs Collins gets in with the second team, like all of practice he struggles in the drill, Enough so that he is actually BENCHED for colt brennan, i at first thought it might have been the third team coming in but no defensive players left and no offensive players left, only collins. –

    First play for brennan, he drops back and sees nobody open, he tries to run but gets “tackled” for no gain, Second play drops back and throws to fred davis in the flat for a TD Play of the Day –

    Keith Elois catch, sure there were no defenders but that was one hell of a catch And to those who were wondering, yes i do think the second QB race just got a lot closer

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