Strange twist

Idaho Statesman reports that Shiloh Keo was arrested:

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Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw gave the Warriors a pep talk during today’s practice. She reaffirmed the administration’s full support of the team, praised the lack of personal fouls this season, and encouraged them to believe they will beat Boise State.


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Today’s practice featured Brash …


… and Nash …


… And Dana Takahara-Dias’ shaka dash …


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Congratulations to former UH defensive back Jameel Dowling and cheerleader Pua Castagnetti on the birth of their son, Jameel Ka‘imina‘uao Dowling.



  1. Stretch October 21, 2009 6:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations to Jameel & Pua!!

    Everyone have a great day.

  2. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 6:24 am

    I checked out that “report” that caused quite a stir on the blog a few days ago.
    It turned out to be inaccurate.
    There have been e-mail exchanges, according to folks in the know, and that the school and player are on the list. The thing is, the list is very long. There are literally several hundred schools and prospects UH is tracking.
    So, for all who were riled, no need. It was a false alarm.

  3. duffer October 21, 2009 6:26 am

    Good Morning Bolo-Head!

    Good Morning ST!

  4. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 6:28 am

    Mornin’ Strech and Duffer.

  5. expat October 21, 2009 6:31 am

    Good to hear, ST.

  6. hitman24 October 21, 2009 6:31 am

    Bulla – was your son the Outstanding Defensive player for the conference this week? Today’s Advertiser only listed the Offensive player.

  7. Stretch October 21, 2009 6:33 am

    duffer – pretty soon you will have to call me “chia pet”.

  8. Garret October 21, 2009 6:33 am


    Thank you for checking into that report–good to know that the UH coaches are on top of things!

  9. chopsueyboy October 21, 2009 6:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and the little Warrior.

    Top ten

  10. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 6:34 am

    I know Kellen Moore is great, and their running backs are very good, but Boise State sure doesn’t seem as exciting without Ian Johnson.
    Sure, he wasn’t as productive in the seasons following the Fiesta Bowl year, but he did have that celebrity aura that is key to both marketing and stirring up interest.
    I know people try to compare the no-superstar makeups of Boise State and the New England Patriots. But the Patriots have the biggest TMZ quarterback in Tom Brady, as well as Randy Moss and other noteworthy players.
    An unheralded team makes for good unity, but it doesn’t stir the interest of poll voters.

  11. whitey October 21, 2009 6:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. hitman, you correct. I was thinking the same thing cause I thought the beast was the defensive player of the week, but could have gotten my week wrong.

  12. Garret October 21, 2009 6:37 am

    If anyone here has a cable modem and WiFi router from Time Warner (Oceanic/road runner), the news came out that it has a MAJOR security hole that allows hackers to remotely access the device’s administrative menu over the internet, enabling the hacker to change settings to intercept traffic. I would stop using the modem/router and ask for a regular cable modem until they fix this security problem.

    All the hacker has to do is disable javascript in his browser and he can see things like the administrative password and login in *cleartext*. The person that discovered the flaw told Time Warner *4* week ago and Time Warner said that they knew about the problem but couldn’t do anything about the security hole! After the news became public, now Time Warner says that they are working on a fix.

  13. whitey October 21, 2009 6:37 am

    would have made top 10, except got aced out by the host.

  14. Garret October 21, 2009 6:39 am

    Reposting from the last post on the previous blog. Nice feature article on Greg Salas in the Idaho Statesman:

    “He looks like a smart player, he’s extremely sure-handed, he finds lanes and creases and seams, and then he can get yards after the catch,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. “I don’t know how fast he is, but he really breaks tackles.”

    Salas leads the WAC with 42 catches, 791 yards and an 18.8-yard average – a difficult triple crown. He has 11 catches of 25-plus yards and five touchdowns.

    “He’s sort of what the spread people use as a tight end,” Hawaii coach Greg McMackin said. “He has the quickness of a slotback and he breaks a lot of tackles.”

    “There are certain players that I always look at and say, ‘I wish I had that guy on our team. He would fit in well,’ ” Petersen said. “He’s one of those guys.”

  15. Garret October 21, 2009 6:39 am

    Congratulations to Jameel and Pua!

  16. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 6:40 am

    Re: Recruiting.
    All of the big schools have people whose sole job is send out mailers to prospects. The only thing that matters is the offer. In JC, there’s a lot of talent. But talent, as we’ve learned, is only part of the equation. Grades and, most important, transferrable credits are key. I know folks here always question 40 times; I think it’s more important to be precise on transferrable credits.

  17. letsgowarriors October 21, 2009 6:40 am

    tuioti emailed the coach last night

  18. djmitcho October 21, 2009 6:42 am

    Good Morning All! Half way to game day.
    Stretch, keep it short!

  19. PowderPuff October 21, 2009 6:42 am

    The Warrior Nation gets bigger…yay! Congratulations, Jameel and Pua.

    Optimistic that Warriors can put their game together and knock off the Broncos. C’mon Warriors – we are behind you!!!

  20. Garret October 21, 2009 6:42 am


    BSU is already #4 in the BCS and a least one of the SEC teams ahead of them is guaranteed to lose a game. They have enough respect now to have a chance at the national title. Even with Ian Johnson, I doubt they would be ahead of Alabama, Florida, or Texas right now.

  21. Garret October 21, 2009 6:44 am


    Isn’t UH one of the more difficult schools to deal with for transferable credits? That must hurt UH’s athletic teams when they recruit JCs…a delay in giving an offer over confusion over transferable credits could result in recruits taking an offer somewhere else.

  22. letsgowarriors October 21, 2009 6:58 am

    btw tsai, please tell mack to consult with amanda peterson (i think thats her name) ASAP regarding Moniz scholarship. mack seems to think moniz can be an 85 guy. im not sure if LCC counts the same as being enrolled at UH. if so, great he can be an 85 guy. if not, mack will have to alter his recruiting plans a bit.

  23. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 21, 2009 7:02 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka and Welcome little Jameel!!!


  24. wena October 21, 2009 7:17 am

    Take Devon to school

  25. Bulla October 21, 2009 7:27 am

    #6 hitman24

    mahalo for the props, it was last week that ‘The Beast’ was the Big Sky Defensive player of the week, but mahalo for thinking of him.

    This past game he only had 3 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in Weber State’s 49-10 victory over Sac State.

    NOW…………………back to regular programming



  26. Slugger October 21, 2009 7:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!! Morning, ST & Tsaikos!

    Congratulations to Jameel & Pua! Such a cutie!

  27. Bulla October 21, 2009 7:29 am

    Aloha Whitey,

    there you go!

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 7:35 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Byootiful baybee! Good for Jameel and Pua. I used to coach that baby’s uncle in wrestling. Here’s a shout out to Col. Castagnetti and his son Mark.

  29. Garret October 21, 2009 7:38 am

    Jake Ingram is not worried about the flight to London because of his UH experience.

    Rookie long snapper Jake Ingram isn’t even batting an eye over this flight. After growing up in Hawaii — where he also played his college ball — the Atlantic Ocean is barely a puddle to him. Hawaii’s shortest “road” trip lasted at least the six hours it took to fly to Los Angeles, but they were typically longer than that.

    “I’m not worried about it at all,” Ingram said. “Some of the guys think it’s going to be a long, long flight. But six hours, you watch a movie, take a nap, wake up, you’re there pretty much.”

    Ingram hangs out with kicker Stephen Gostkowski and punter Chris Hanson on team flights, and he said he’ll spend his time talking to those guys, or drawing or watching a movie.

    “I’m not an artist,” Ingram said. “I’m not even a good drawer. I just like to draw.”

    As far as movies are concerned, the rookie said he’s a big fan of The Boondock Saints — a Boston cult classic — along with Shooter, X-Men and other action movies.

  30. addahknowjoe October 21, 2009 8:14 am

    re: post 24:

    ST wears the pants in the house.

    Wena just tells him which one to put on.

    Gmorning Gang!

  31. jojo ® October 21, 2009 8:18 am

    This blog is the best!!! I’m not awaiting moderation over here!!!

    Cute baby all done up in beanie and shoes.

  32. al October 21, 2009 8:23 am

    congrats to the new parents!

  33. al October 21, 2009 8:24 am

    …and why is “this is the biggest practice of the week.” ???

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 8:31 am

    Another thing about baby Jameel- if his Uncle and his Daddy are any indication, then we can expect to be faster than fast. Both Dad and Uncle Mark could fly!

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 8:32 am

    Good morning al, good morning Ms. Jojo. 🙂

  36. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 8:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    We got some really akamai bloggers here.

    October 21st, 2009 at 6:40 am
    tuioti emailed the coach last night

    October 21st, 2009 at 6:44 am
    Isn’t UH one of the more difficult schools to deal with for transferable credits? That must hurt UH’s athletic teams when they recruit JCs…a delay in giving an offer over confusion over transferable credits could result in recruits taking an offer somewhere else.

    October 21st, 2009 at 6:58 am
    btw tsai, please tell mack to consult with amanda peterson ASAP regarding Moniz scholarship. mack seems to think moniz can be an 85 guy. im not sure if LCC counts the same as being enrolled at UH. if so, great he can be an 85 guy. if not, mack will have to alter his recruiting plans a bit.

    Maybe I should say it like this: I LOVE LETSGOWARRIORS! dat man is speaking like a real Hawaii fan! love you for that insight, sir.

    DOE and UH need people like GARRET an LETSGOWARRIORS, in the right places.

    den maybe Associated Press will give Hawaii DOE a break about their home school option. sure makes da teacher’s union look junk, imo.

    and on a different and slightly different note, maybe NCAA and UH Administration will give JC transfers a break in transferrable credits.

    all the above affect UH Warriors, now and in the future!

    to which geniuses should I write to give suggestions on refining how da baboozes should lead. day affecting our team!

    and maybe i am reading between da lines, like how da kapolei big shtick an or summadaz like go away and get an education, how odda coach’s kids went away to get an education. think about it, UH is da pinnacle of the DOE! 😆


    dats wat a self imposed time out will do! Give me time to think and build up steam till vent about yesterday’s headline in da Hawaii Tribune Herald. AP wen give hawaii DOE constipation and da gas!

    At least,

    my hat is off to Mr. Torres. his boy stayed home, represents us.
    Inoke stayed home. Soares stayed home. Paipai stayed home. Geordan and Haku and Chauncey and plenny others stayed home, to play for us because they could and they wanted to; my cheers are for them and for us, Warrior Nation! and for the feel good stories too, Bryant Moniz.

    that was a good tip, LGW. sure hope coach is listening. must be for tuioti to email Harbor last nite. shows me dat coaches are on it!

    Great Job, Tuioti. Keep it up!
    And remember sir, we really mean it when we say we wanna help you!

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 8:35 am

    “expect HIM to be faster than fast”, that should read. Sowwy.

  38. Addahknowsports© October 21, 2009 8:36 am

    I agree, the baby is cute all dressed up. Congratulations!

    Happy belated birthday to Kinda Shy!

    Good Morning Tsaikoland!

  39. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 8:36 am

    have a great day Tsaikos.

    gonna fix some leaks in da system. 😀

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 8:37 am

    Good Morning Esquire. Howz Hilo today?

  41. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 8:39 am


    Hiya Stretch! have a great day, sir!

  42. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 8:42 am


    Hilo is great.

    gotta work. hi ho hi ho.

  43. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 8:44 am

    before I forget,

    HF’s birthday is 10/29. he’ll be 55. any plans? 😆

  44. (Jesse) James October 21, 2009 9:02 am

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

    Congratulations to Jameel & Pua…

    BHF2 #43, Herman Frazier’s birthday is on the 29th?? I am sure there are a number of Tsaikos who want to celebrate that momentous occasion…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA

  45. Maverick October 21, 2009 9:08 am

    In reference to ST’s post # 10, stating that ,”Boise isn’t as x’citing with out Ian Johnson,”
    He was truly a strong ambassador for the WAC. He had a good guy image, and produced. His senior year had less ball handling reps and more blocking duties, thus resulting in less yards. If Boise had a stronger schedule during his tenure with getting the ball consistently, he could of been a Heisman winner.

    Watching the Idaho game, I was reminded of Nasti while watching that Vandal bruiser RB.
    Why hasn’t , or can’t Hawaii dupilcate this scenario?

  46. (Jesse) James October 21, 2009 9:10 am

    Garret #21…yes it is, as far as I know and with my personal experiences with transferable credits…

    When I was at UH many, many years ago…my friend, who was attending Tulane University had to come home due to financial reasons…at the time Tulane was $25,000 per year and UH was about $1300 a year. Anyway, only about 50% of his credits were transferable which meant he lost about a year of his education…and Tulane is a very good school academically speaking.

    Last year, my niece wanted to transfer to UH from LMU. Unfortunately, UH sent her a letter stating that almost 75% of her credits were non-transferable which meant that she would have to repeat almost 3 years of schooling.

    So, IMHO, yes, it is difficult to transfer credits to UH.

  47. al October 21, 2009 9:27 am

    j/j…..why even way back in the day, i, too, exerienced similar problems.

    it is something that the chancellor needs to address w/the board of regents. a good model to follow would be the state of california’s public upper educational system.

  48. A-House October 21, 2009 9:29 am

    Trransfer credits/classes taken:

    why is it so difficult to accept other school’s classes at UH? be it for athletes and others?

    What is so special, academically, that makes it so tough to transfer? Best I know, UH is not well regarded for its academic standing.

  49. A-House October 21, 2009 9:31 am

    Congrats to Jameel and Pua – hope we have a future UH athlete in this house!

  50. westsidesview October 21, 2009 9:43 am

    Garret #20, Boise’s second-half sos is currently rated in the lower 10%. They will drop in the ranking and are likely to be leap froged by one-loss teams (USC, GaT) or unbeatens, Iowa and TCU if these teams continue winning.
    Interestingly, unbeaten CINN’s second-half sos is not that promising either.
    Keep in mind TCU will be playing conference foes BYU and Utah, both are ranked in the top 25 BCS standing, so 2 wins against these two will likely provide impetus for a Hornedfrog surge past the Broncs at seasons end.

  51. Garret October 21, 2009 9:48 am


    Thank you for your information in #46. Sadly, it appears that things haven’t changed for UH from when I had some direct experience with the tranfer system for a number of students. I was an Academic Advisor at Texas for 6 years and at Santa Clara University for 7 years and saw how things could work well if done correctly…and I personally advised students who wanted to transfer to UH and ran into all types of trouble with the system. This is as recently as 5 years ago.

  52. labrat October 21, 2009 9:49 am


    False alarm. I always wait to hear from the other side before judging. All is good.

    Go Warriors.

  53. Garret October 21, 2009 9:52 am


    You are correct that the SOS will drop BSU in the computers. However, the human polls will keep BSU up there, especially if teams ahead of BSU lose. Idaho might actually help BSU’s SOS some. Oregon winning out would really help BSU with polls.

    I agree that Iowa or TCU running the table could be a problem for BSU in the BCS rankings because of SOS. But that would be a problem even if Ian Johnson was still at BSU.

  54. SteveM October 21, 2009 10:02 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Jameel & Pua!

  55. Pride. October 21, 2009 10:09 am

    A few posters have mentioned taking a look at Jeff Ulbrich as either a coach or a volunteer assistant wit the Warriors. If you take look at the three quotes below, it seems as though Mike Singletary likes Jeff a lot also. It wouldn’t surprise me if coach Singletary made an attempt to keep Ulbrich with the 49ers in some capacity, either on the coaching staff or in the scouting department.

    “Jeff Ulbrich understands the game. He works hard. He studies film. Coverage is not just speed, it’s technique. Jeff understands that. Not everybody does.”

    Mike Singletary quote

    “We gain a lot when (Ulbrich) is in there. He is the voice and the eyes of the defense. He works at it. Coverage is not speed. It’s technique, and Jeff understands that.”

    Mike Singletary quote

    “You lose a guy that you count on every week a blue-collar guy. You never have to worry about, ‘I wonder whether Jeff knows the play.’ He knows it, probably better than you do.”

    Mike Singletary quote

  56. koakane™ October 21, 2009 10:13 am

    good morning gang, having most excellent kope at my fav ac place. retirement is so under rated nottttttttttttttttt. bwhaaaaaaaa

    looking forward to this sat tgate now that I have resolved my fball issues. still disappointed but not taking this season so serious. go warriors……

    reminder tgater’s to bring things needing warming up or grilled by 1. will start cleaning up by 3:45. still can meet, greet and eat till game time but we want to leave like every one else.

    lol be good, play nice and enjoy your day alooooooooooohaaaaaaa

  57. 702WarriorNation October 21, 2009 10:13 am

    Palo Verde High School Athletic Dept. let UH Football team the use of their field last month lost it’s Defensive Co-ordinator Dave Castro this past Sat. at age 54. He was found dead at his home of cardiac arrest. Leaves a son who is a soph. that plays fullback/linebacker for the team. Also was head coach Darwin Rost best friend too.
    Rest in Peace!

  58. chopsueyboy October 21, 2009 10:22 am

    Garret if we have road runner cable but use Apple Time Capsule
    as our wireless router, are we ok from the hackers?

    mahala nui loa

  59. Pride. October 21, 2009 10:22 am

    Condolences to the Castro family.

  60. A-House October 21, 2009 10:22 am

    Condolences to the Dave Castro family!

  61. royvic October 21, 2009 10:40 am

    Re-Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji

    (there’s another way of doing this)

    The aspect I admire most of Dave Shoji is that every time I see him appearing in public he gives a good accounting of himself by both his personal appearance and in the way he speaks.

    Everything about him exudes sharpness.

    And nobody has to remind him that how he is perceived has an effect on his relationship with his players, potential recruits and the fans.

    For he knows this. The total package equals the consummate coach. And is what sets him apart from his constituents.

    Speaking well and upholding a clean image are things that coaches should work on. Coach Shoji has done this many times over. Almost four decades in being exact.

    Coach Shoji has it. And he’s been there and back. He knows that supplementing his coaching with great communication skills is just as important.

    And it’s probably safe to say that the reason why he is successful in maintaining his image is that he has nothing hidden away in his closet that might deter how he is perceived in media and public appearances.

    Best wishes and regards to Coach Shoji and the Wahine ohana on his thousandth victory, too.

  62. (Jesse) James October 21, 2009 10:42 am

    Condolences to the Castro family

  63. PIAA DS October 21, 2009 10:53 am

    just an note since Garrett put in a blurb about Jake Ingram. He called me last night. He said playing in the snow was “pretty interesting”. When he walked out to the field his response was simply “oh $%#!” since it was just raining when he went got to the stadium a few hours before. I really thought hey had played in the snow somewhere before with UH, but what do I know. He sounded good and is loving life.

  64. A-House October 21, 2009 11:05 am

    Doing the Haka before this Saturday’s game would set off many bells of joy, pride, and emotions for all the Hawaii fans. It can be an electrifying moment for the 2009 season.

    Yes, the Haka is for the fans who continue to support the Warriors even if they have a 4 game losing streak. It is a focal point or lightning rod for us to cheer with great pride for our home team.

  65. A-House October 21, 2009 11:07 am

    whitey & duffer:

    your lear jet all fueled and set for the trip to Oahu on Saturday?

    Mrs A-House wants to know if she can take a free ride around Oahu.

  66. westsidesview October 21, 2009 11:08 am

    The current consenses among media pundits–Alab/Fla or Texas in the NCG–slam dunk, righteous.
    USC, GaT or Iowa….maybees and IFs, it’s OK, there’s parity in college football.
    CINN…ugh, weak year in D1A but at least they are BCS.
    TCU/BSU…..OMG, how did that happen!

  67. expat October 21, 2009 11:21 am


    If you are using the Time Capsule as the router then you should be okay. I don’t know if your cable modem is secure, but your Time Capsule would be so a hacker couldn’t do all that much mischief.

  68. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 11:22 am

    There will be no haka.
    At least not for a while.
    The team has the motions, but not the lyrics.
    And the way things are going now, they’re focused on other things.

  69. madeinhawaii October 21, 2009 11:24 am

    Wow.. nice to see that the other coaches and Hinshaw dropped by practice to give encouragement.

  70. madeinhawaii October 21, 2009 11:33 am

    Jameel Dowling…

    Didn’t he lay the lumber on the Boise player last year that caused the fumble? Maybe it’s a sign!!

    Congrats to the Dowlings! Cute baby.. CUTE!

  71. FloridaTed October 21, 2009 11:37 am

    Nice move by Hinshaw to support the boys.

    Now all we need from our coaches is a somewhat simplified gameplan, especially on defense, so that our talented, but somewhat inexperienced players, can just go out and play, without too much thinking.

    It might be bad for the WAC, should Hawaii be so bold and defeat the Broncs, but I don’t give a hoot, it would be mighty sweet for us and the Warriors confidence.

  72. Garret October 21, 2009 11:42 am


    Thank you for that note about Jake!

  73. Garret October 21, 2009 11:43 am


    You should be fine. The security hole is only for the people who get the one device from Roadrunner that is a combined cable modem and WiFi router.

  74. Garret October 21, 2009 11:44 am

    Condolences to the Castro family.

  75. Old Diver October 21, 2009 11:54 am

    Regarding # 48

    Some Universities go through great lengths to have their athletics receive credits for classes. About ten years ago when a Stanford QB transferred here some of his credits were denied. The credits were for playing on the football team. And we can’t forget the University of Michigan which offers a course on how to use a daily planner, which of course meets once or twice a month.

  76. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2009 12:01 pm


    Thanks for the report into the recruiting situation. Glad it wasn’t as it seemed.

  77. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2009 12:06 pm

    I saw the report by Lewis that UH is estimating about 39,000ish fans to be at the game. All things considered if we can get about 40,000-42,000 by weeks end that would be great!

  78. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 21, 2009 12:09 pm

    Aloha Kakou:

    Please remember to bring your HI-5 cans & bottles from home or work to the Boise State T-Gate on Saturday, October 24.

    The beneficiary this time is the “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000th win this past Saturday. The donation on behalf of the Tsai-kos will go towards Wahine volleyball fund.

    All the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be stored during the breakdown before the game so that they won’t “walk away” with someone looking to pick up some spare change. A collection sack at the post-game party will be set out after the game as well.

    Here are the redemption recipients at the next two home games

    Saturday, November 7, UTAH STATE – Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Fall Semester Program

    Saturday, November 14, NEW MEXICO STATE – Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance
    Again, ALL of the redemption fees will be made on behalf of the Tsai-kos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate.


    In August, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association announced that it was forced to reduce its 2009 – 2010 budget by $1.2 million. HHSAA created the SAVE OUR SPORTS Fund Drive which has already raised nearly $1 million to help defray the budget shortfall – including $45 in redemption fees from the October 10 T-Gate – but more needs to be done.

    On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE HI-5 REDEMPTION DRIVE to benefit the after-school athletic programs at Kalaheo, Kailua & Castle High Schools will be held at two locations: Castle High School on Kane`ohe Bay Drive and Pohakapu Park opposite Castle Medical Center in Kailua where Reynolds Recycling will have their truck. Cash donations & checks will be accepted at both locations.

    Please encourage your friends, co-workers, relatives, etc., who live in Waimanalo, Kailua, Kane`ohe & Kahalu`u to support the event. by dropping off their cans & bottles at one of the two sites.

    And don’t forget to bring your cans & bottles to the T-Gate – see above for details.

    Mahalo in advance for supporting youth as well as UH athletic programs.

    Back to work – IMUA WARRIORS!!

  79. Garret October 21, 2009 12:11 pm

    Condolences to Pisa…he took a 1-year contract and earned the starting job in order to try to get a big contract next season, but bad luck with this injury will cost him the season and a lot of money on his next contract.

    Lovie Smith said linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will go ahead with season-ending knee surgery.

    Tinoisamoa played in just two games after signing a one-year contract with the Bears.

    Tinoisamoa, who ruptured the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the season opener, suffered articulating cartilage damage in the same knee in Sunday’s 21-14 loss to the Falcons.

  80. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 21, 2009 12:12 pm

    Loving condolences to the Dave Castro Ohana.

    YEA, CHANCELLOR HINSHAW! I love seeing you at the games and showing your PERSONAL support as well as representing UH.

    Pride. Thanks for the quotes. Gotta feel good every time a Warrior alumni is recognized for excellence- especially during transition times.

    No haka yet, huh? Well, let it be FROM THE HEART. When we see the haka, we will know the team is READY… and it is not just for show.

  81. Goin2Play October 21, 2009 12:19 pm

    Has anyone spoken to Ron Lee or Rolo to see why the receivers didn’t do much motioning this past week to help with their pre-snap reads, catch defenders out of allignment, and avoid the defense from disguising their coverages for the young wide receivers and quarterback? NOTE: The receivers may need to hustle to the line of scrimmage from the huddle better so they have time for the motioning and pre-snap reads…not only on pass plays, but running plays too…so they don’t show tendencies for the defense.

    It also would be nice to play action pass in the wildcat on the first play from that formation, because we haven’t and everyone expects some type of option run. Even a run option pass for Funaki in this formation would be nice!

  82. Manoa October 21, 2009 12:29 pm

    TCU vs. Boise for a BCS birth poses the tradeoff in strength of schedule question very well.

    There is a high probability that Boise will win out and be undefeated even if their strength of schedule is not as good as TCU’s. However, there is a serious risk that Boise will lose to either BYU or Utah. If you saw the TCU vs. SMU game, for about 2-3 quarters TCU looked like it might lose to SMU– Utah and especially BYU have a very good chance.

    So which team has the best shot if Boise is undefeated and TCU has one loss to BYU or Utah– neither of which are top 10 teams? I think Boise has the better chance. So the undefeated team with a weaker SOS would beat out a one loss team with strong SOS.

  83. Maverick October 21, 2009 12:32 pm

    Regarding #70 post by IWonderWhyTheyHateme.

    Where have been the giveaway tix?

    Where are the promotions for this coming game? One of the most important conference matchs of the year, and it’s at home!!!!!!!!!

    Come Mkt’ing dept. It’s just like the hotel biz. Sometimes the promotional giveaways spark Selling.
    How bad do you want a sell out against the strongest team in the WAC?

    Tick Tock…Tick Tock….Tick Tock

    I hear crickets chirping

  84. Pride. October 21, 2009 12:33 pm

    I’m getting excited about playing Boise State. It’s so exciting to be the spoiler.

  85. Pride. October 21, 2009 12:34 pm

    Did I say exciting too many times?

  86. Stretch October 21, 2009 12:36 pm

    Pride – did you take your meds?? calm down, you are getting TOO excited, you might get a heart attack

  87. Maverick October 21, 2009 12:46 pm

    If Boise runs the table and is matched against TCU, I’m gonna want to throw a brick through the head dept. of the BCS office.

    Boise needs to “Nut Up, or Shut up” with that top ranking. ( ‘tanks Jake for the quote”
    If Boise doesn’t get matched up against the top 5 contenders of Florida, Alabama, Texas, or USC, they will never realize their full potential, or how good they really are.

  88. Pride. October 21, 2009 12:51 pm

    Football is a physical, mental, and emotional game. The week starts out high from a physical standpoint and then tapers off during the week. The mental aspect of the game starts off high, and should stay high throughout the week. The emotional part of the game starts the week at a lowpoint and reaches a high at the start of the game on Saturday. I have no doubt that our Warriors will be physically and emotionally ready for Boise this week. But the forgotten factor by teams with young, inexperienced talent is the mental aspect of the game.

    The Warriors go to the hotel before games to get prepared. Time should be used wisely. This time is very valuable. Yes rest is good but, but their is also ample time in between meetings and meals to mentally review and visualize every aspect of their game. Mentally review every play, situation, technique, adjustments.

    How many times should they review? How many times is enough? Once? Twice? Three times? Four? Ten? Twenty? Twenty Five? Fifty? Until you’re totally sick of it? Until you can do things and react without thinking about it?

    No, that’s still not enough, review it again.

    Does that mean that they will miss some of the big SEC and Big 10 games on TV? Yes, it sure does. They’re players now, be players. They will have plenty of time after they graduate to watch football on television.

    I can see in the games that the players are already playing hard and giving 100%. Now gotta devote time to doing things right. And that means everybody. First unit, second unit, third unit, kicking game guys, second unit kicking game guys, everybody. All bodies need to be there to play, not to observe.

  89. Pride. October 21, 2009 12:53 pm

    Nope Stretch, started getting excited when I saw your bolo head.

  90. Pride. October 21, 2009 12:54 pm

    Took my meds already. Still excited. Did I say excited too many times?

  91. chawan_cut October 21, 2009 12:54 pm

    anyone going to the SOS fundraiser tonight?

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 12:58 pm

    I find Pride’s excitement to very exciting.

    Wouldn’t it be wunnerful if the boys pulled this one off?! I don’t think we’ve seen them play to the best of their ability so far this season, and Saturday would be a great day for them to come out swinging!

  93. Stretch October 21, 2009 12:59 pm

    October 21st, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    Nope Stretch, started getting excited when I saw your bolo head.

    you are not alone… hahahaha

  94. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 1:01 pm

    Good points.
    The problem is that UH went with the silent counts, so it’s harder to do audibles.

  95. Maverick October 21, 2009 1:03 pm

    I concur with Pride and DaKid

    Hawaii can easily give some momental hassle to Boise with an upset.
    If UC Davis and Tulsa could do it, why not our WARRIORS?
    Both of those were away games, and so is THIS ONE!

    Where are the promo’s for this weekends upset?

  96. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 21, 2009 1:06 pm

    Wow- I am EXCITED!!!
    Boise’s SOS will be phhhhttt when the SPOILERS of ALOHA STADIUM take the field!

    Young Warrior bodies, minds and hearts will play with PURE JOY 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆
    on Saturday and BSU will be 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    Nice to see Brashton rehabbing!

  97. Bulla October 21, 2009 1:24 pm



  98. Mad Dog October 21, 2009 1:36 pm

    I wonder if Under Armour can make a stealth uniform for the Warriors.

    October 21, 2009
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK – Maryland and South Carolina will wear uniforms with camouflage designs during their games Nov. 14 to honor military veterans and promote the Wounded Warrior Project.

    The black with tan camouflage uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will have a Wounded Warrior logo on them. Instead of players’ names, the backs of the jerseys will have words such as courage, loyalty, integrity and service.

  99. J-Dog October 21, 2009 1:44 pm

    Idaho safety Shiloh Keo arrested: 4268.html

  100. jojo ® October 21, 2009 1:49 pm


  101. wafan October 21, 2009 1:55 pm


  102. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 21, 2009 2:15 pm

    #99 – ayah…

    This link worked for me:

  103. wafan October 21, 2009 2:18 pm

    Liz . . .

    Thanks for the link.

    Sad if true.

  104. wafan October 21, 2009 2:22 pm

    Congratulations on the newest future Warrior!!!

  105. wafan October 21, 2009 2:23 pm

    Since no one asked.

    Where is baby Jameel’s Warrior jersey?

    Nike? What happened to UA?

  106. wafan October 21, 2009 2:23 pm

    2nd Century!!!

  107. Maverick October 21, 2009 2:27 pm

    Need to read the other side of the story with Shiloh Keo before assuming. The IdahoStatesman paper is a very one sided paper.

    Imagine being at UConn univ. with your QB being stabbed and killed after the same night of the game.

  108. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2009 2:40 pm

    #83 Maverick,

    I agree, I wish they would do some promotional things for tickets etc. Maybe if they dont have much tickets sold by Thursday, they can take 1-2K tickets and do a 2 for 1 deal?

  109. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 2:52 pm

    lets see where we can suggest some fixes.

    hmmm… how about marketing, to get a sell out. could be

    how about pass offense, working da receivers. could be

    how about run defense, stopping da buggaz. sure

    how about just playing some hard @$$ football. ok.

    and how about yelling at some donkey. GREAT. JUST GREAT!

  110. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 2:53 pm

    I wonder out loud what happened that the nice kid Shiloh Keo found the option acceptable, to konk da odda guy in front of witnesses.

  111. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 2:55 pm

    The sad part is Shiloh is a really nice kid.
    But he’s young, and young people make mistakes.

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  113. J-Dog October 21, 2009 3:07 pm

    #102, tanks Liz for removing the extra spaces in the link.

  114. homey ℞ October 21, 2009 3:10 pm

    Not excited yet.

  115. Pomai October 21, 2009 3:16 pm

    Helping homey get excited “Hey Homes only three more days till the tailgate and all da green bottles”

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 3:18 pm

    You need to put that on a Tee shirt, homey. 😆

  117. whitey October 21, 2009 3:24 pm

    iwonder, good point. this being a huge game for UH with a possible BCS bowl team, should have a full house. UH should offer the season ticket holders first chance to buy the extra tickets and not wait till Fri. Sell the tickets to the season holders at a discount and you could limit it to 4 per person, but if a corporate donor wants to buy a block for a non profit group, give them first priority. set a deadline date for each home game and sell the tickets cause if they nt sold or used, no revenues. simple marketing and no cost UH nothing.

  118. homey ℞ October 21, 2009 3:26 pm

    Pomai – Get Steinlager Pure on sale at Long’s Drugs (near excitement level).

    DPK – Take of your shirt…anti-v i a g r a.

  119. homey ℞ October 21, 2009 3:26 pm

    of = off

  120. wafan October 21, 2009 3:27 pm

    No BS.

    Just Win!

    Go Warriors!

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid October 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    You need the big bucks if ya wanna get my tee shirt off, homey! Ya got a charge card maybe? 😆

  122. whitey October 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    i wonder what happens when a student transfer from a school which has a reciprocal agreement with UH or State, does all the credits transfer?? but then again, if a UH student transfers to another school, what is the percentage of acceptable credits from UH????

  123. homey ℞ October 21, 2009 3:34 pm

    DPK – please wear a waterproof t-shirt ’cause I’d hate the shirt to get wet and give folks a horrific visual. BWAHAHAHA

  124. wafan October 21, 2009 3:34 pm

    Bulla and d1 . . .

    Be careful. Christmas sales are already hitting the stores out here.

    What happened to Halloween and Thanksgiving?

  125. whitey October 21, 2009 3:35 pm

    looks like the hump today is bigger than previous week or maybe our tsaikos are out of condition.

  126. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2009 3:36 pm

    Halloween is alive and well … at the Blood Bank.
    They were using black-and-orange arm bands.

  127. whitey October 21, 2009 3:37 pm

    wafan, you behind schedule, we getting ready for the after Christmas sale. naaahhh, only kidding!!!!

  128. NYUH October 21, 2009 3:37 pm

    What happened the last time Boise came to Aloha stadium?

  129. wafan October 21, 2009 3:38 pm

    whitey . . .

    Strangest set of classes I had to take up here was, believe it or not, Non-Western Cultures and Minority Traditions. Class was filled with minorities. Maybe they wanted all of the minorities to learn about each other?!?!

  130. whitey October 21, 2009 3:38 pm

    and sometimes leave your arm black and blue!!!!!

  131. wafan October 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    I think the real after Christmas sales begin in another week or so.

  132. whitey October 21, 2009 3:41 pm

    wafan, careful with the word minority. soon in the good ol usa, the majority will be hispanics and everyone else will be in the lesser, but if this is america, what the hell we give a hoot about what is your nationality. Aren’t WE ALL AMERICANS????????

  133. wafan October 21, 2009 3:43 pm

    Last time my kids hosted a blood drive was during the week of Halloween a few years back. The blood-suckers wore fangs and various costumes. Hilarious!

    We had red fruit punch and pumkin cookies for munchies.

  134. wafan October 21, 2009 3:45 pm

    whitey . . .

    I agree! But, world-wide more Asians than others.

  135. whitey October 21, 2009 3:46 pm

    funny thing about how the media reports news about americans. if a crime occurs in the usa, the media describes the criminal by his/her racial background, but when a soldier is wounded or dies in combat, he/she is an american. you go figure that out.

  136. wafan October 21, 2009 3:47 pm

    whitey . . .

    How is Mr. M? Busy as usual? Please pass on my greetings to him and Mrs. M.

  137. whitey October 21, 2009 3:48 pm

    wafan, i don’t know about what they give at today’s blood bank drives, but in the old days, it was excellent. they gave you choice of soft drinks, coffee, tea, water, biru, and whiskey. Hooo, try go back to work after giving blood. Was worth giving then. hahahahaaaa

  138. wafan October 21, 2009 3:49 pm

    The TV news folks up here do not differentiate between the races. While traveling, though, I have heard otherwise.

  139. whitey October 21, 2009 3:49 pm

    wafan, I have seen ed m, but always think about what i going tell him when i see him. tell him that “keith” sends his best. Is this correct????

  140. whitey October 21, 2009 3:51 pm

    so how is the apple crop this season????

  141. whitey October 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    wafan, meant to say, I have not seen him yet.

  142. wafan October 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    Hard to serve some of that on campus.

    Cannot do it. Otherwise, all the teachers would be lined up. All day. Over and over and . . .


  143. whitey October 21, 2009 3:53 pm

    wafan, going help you get to #150, then you going have to recruit and carry the ball till you cross the 2nd century mark.

  144. whitey October 21, 2009 3:54 pm

    wafan, that is not the only thing. because we work for the state and they have a clause in the contract that you get 2 hr pay to give blood, we go at 12 noon and no can function after that. how’s that for perks????

  145. NYUH October 21, 2009 3:55 pm

    Of course that was a rhetorical question.

    ESPN 360/Gameplan
    Saturday, October 24 Louisiana Tech @ Utah State 3:00 PM/ET
    Idaho @ Nevada 4:00 PM/ET
    No. 4 Boise State @ Hawaii 11:00 PM/ET

    Idaho vs Nevada will be interesting. Does N have the D to stop I.

  146. wafan October 21, 2009 3:55 pm

    whitey . . .

    Yes, keith from Washington. Used to be with the LCC wind ensemble. Hopefully, he remembers. Thanks for taking the time to pass on my greetings!!!

  147. whitey October 21, 2009 3:56 pm

    maybe that’s why the state going broke???? hahahahaaaaa

  148. whitey October 21, 2009 3:57 pm

    nyuh, know it is getting late in the east, but how is the weather?????

  149. wafan October 21, 2009 3:58 pm

    whitey . . .

    Where do I sign up?

    How many new three day weekends do i get?

  150. whitey October 21, 2009 3:59 pm

    wafan, ok this is it. think we reach #150, so going take major brake and lurk later. Take care.

  151. wafan October 21, 2009 3:59 pm

    For whitey — 150!

  152. wafan October 21, 2009 4:00 pm

    Time get back to grading papers.

    Why did I give that assignment. I need to change it.


  153. whitey October 21, 2009 4:02 pm

    wafan, thought the DOE and Governor was mo smart, but common sense is a lost item. why do a one day furlough twice a month??? why not just extend the breaks or vacation schedule by a week at a time. that way the parents and teachers can enjoy the days without pay.

  154. protector October 21, 2009 4:17 pm

    A-House (# 64),

    I also like when they perform the haka / ha’a. I do prefer that they do it after the game. There’ve been times when they performed it prior to the game & seemed to have nothing left for the actual game; the emotion & energy was depleted, seemingly.

    At times, it has infuriated the opponents who took it as a personal affront & led them to thrash the team with an emotionality & spirit that the team unfortunately couldn’t match.

    Win or lose , I would like it if they perform for those that stay ’til the end of the game. It would seem more personalized, intimate and meaningful-and not just for entertainment value (for the tv / cameras).

  155. g-nalo October 21, 2009 4:39 pm

    howzit Whitey!

    #153 – from the public’s point of view, i’d THINK they want State services to be as continuous as possible? ……..under the circumstances.

    also…..we State workers can’t attain more than 15 hours of furlough per week. at this point i kinda indifferent on furloughs, so wasn’t paying attention when they were explaining why?

  156. koakane October 21, 2009 4:49 pm

    hi ho change of pace

    phillies leading in 7th, shane wacked 2 run hr whootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and anoddah 2 run hr. they up by 6 runs.

  157. koakane October 21, 2009 4:57 pm

    sorry afternoon all may your evening be peaceful

  158. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2009 5:07 pm


    thats a real good idea. if they offered some discount for season ticket holders i can see a good boost to the number of people coming.

  159. Ralph October 21, 2009 5:30 pm

    Mr C what is misdemeanor battery? slapped someone’s head, took his baked potato without permission? isn’t misdemeanor one of the lowest level of battery charges, if so, no pain, no blood, probably no fine or jail time.

  160. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς October 21, 2009 5:32 pm

    WHITNEY: re: #153

    If I were as smart as Governor Lingle, I would be Governor or as brilliant as Pat Hamamoto, I would be sup. of schools but I’m not.

    What puzzles me is that the idea of furlough (without pay) is to save the State money because the State is required to have a balance budget and the Legislature, in its infinite wisdom (election year coming up) does not want to raise taxes. So the kids and the parents are put into a heck of a bind.

    Now under the contract, teachers get, I think twelve paid holidays per year.

    I suppose that the teachers could waive the pay for the holidays and not be furloughed thereby giving the kids, whether they appreciate it or not, an education and not giving more stress to the parents.

    Sounds practical to me – but perhaps the logic never occurred to them.

  161. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς October 21, 2009 5:42 pm

    RALPH: I went to LaSalle correspondent law school and if I remember, a misdemeanor is a non-serious crime punishable by a fine and up to one year in jail. Battery is an unconsented touching of a person such as wacking him with a 2×4 (but not rendering serious harm).

    Taking a potato would be usually be larceny unless you invade his house to grab the potato which turns it to burglary. If you threaten him with a weapon to grab his potato, you are talking about a robbery.

  162. bstunna2002 October 21, 2009 5:48 pm

    “Nut up or Shut Up” C’mon ST I thought this was a family blog…lol

  163. whitey October 21, 2009 5:49 pm

    hey, com’on tsaikos. wafan and me left at #153 and you only at #161???? i get major project, so going brake again.

  164. bstunna2002 October 21, 2009 5:50 pm

    Hawaii should through in some wrinkles like having Salas or Pilares motion and take a hand off,misdirection plays would throw most defenses off espcially if the guy your handing the ball too is a ex-rb or just and all around player.

  165. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 5:50 pm


    grading da offenses.
    a misdemeanor battery is like, say, getting wacked by ralph in da head
    a felony battery is like, say, getting wacked by koakane in da head
    a grevious felony battery is like, say, getting wacked by ASports with a dart. 😆 .

  166. FloridaTed October 21, 2009 6:04 pm

    True Story:

    Aircraft in the Persian Gulf are required to give the Iranians a ten minute “heads up” if they will transiting Iranian Air Space.

    A commercial Pilot overheard the following conversation on the VHF Guard (Emergency channel), while flying from Europe to Dubai:

    Iranian Air Defense Radar : ” Unknown Aircraft, you are in Iranian
    Airspace, identify yourself !”

    U.S Aircraft: ” This is a United States Aircraft. I’m in Iraqi Airspace.”

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: ” You are in Iranian Airspace. If you do not depart our Airspace immediately, we will send up Interceptor Aircraft!”

    U.S. Aircraft : ” This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter. Send ’em up, I’ll wait.”

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: ( No Response..)

  167. LizKauai October 21, 2009 6:09 pm

    Almost ready for pau hana… setting up macs @ work 😎

  168. LizKauai October 21, 2009 6:11 pm

    #166- 😯 FT 😆

  169. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 6:15 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    boy, email stuffs is progress! 😀

  170. bighilofan2 October 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    laters gang.

  171. LizKauai October 21, 2009 6:24 pm

    Me too- gotta go practice church music.


  172. madeinhawaii October 21, 2009 6:50 pm

    This furlough stuff… what happens if they cannot keep up with the work in certain departments, do they get overtime if they have to get it done?

  173. duffer October 21, 2009 7:07 pm

    This furlough stuff… what happens if they cannot keep up with the work in certain departments, do they get overtime if they have to get it done?


  174. d1島 October 21, 2009 7:44 pm

    Congratulations to the Newly-parents, Jameel Dowling and Pua Castagnetti!

    Way to go Chancellor Hinshaw! 🙂

    wafan and djmitcho,

    Did a quick pass thru The Evergreen State enroute to Astoria. Whew! Lotsa drivin’!

  175. Bandit October 21, 2009 8:08 pm

    I know this was discussed many times in this blog but can someone explain to me again, why coach allows the media to let the whole world know things like Jake starting at MLB and Kealoha practicing at wideout. Even BC was saying this morning that Jake was not fleet of foot (or something like that) and that Bosie was going to exploit that. I like reading about this stuff but can’t help thinking it only helps the opposing team prepare.

  176. Pride. October 21, 2009 8:14 pm

    We need to win the turnover battle. Need to take care of the ball on offense, and cause fumbles and interceptions on defense.

  177. Pride. October 21, 2009 8:19 pm

    Boise State prides itself on playing superior special teams. We need to win the special teams battle. We need to win the special teams phase of the game. Warriors need to be mentally prepared for this part of the game. Special teams players will have to be extremely disciplined about excecuting their assignments the way they have been taught by the coaches. Really simple. Do what you are supposed to do, the way you have been taught to do it. Again, mental preparation is the key, like preparing for a mid-term.

  178. Garret October 21, 2009 8:27 pm

    With all the speculation above about Keo’s battery charge, the Moscow-Pullman paper has more information than the Idaho Statesman article.

    Shiloh Keo, a junior safety for the Vandals, was cited and released Tuesday, Moscow Assistant Police Chief David Duke said.

    Duke said the fight occurred at about 10 p.m. on West A Street in Moscow — shortly after the Vandals defeated Hawaii.

    He said a person walking in a parking lot exchanged words with people on a nearby deck, and Keo and several other people allegedly “confronted the individual, and the victim was struck in the face.”

    Duke said the fight was broken up and police began an investigation. Keo was cited and released when he came in to the police department for an interview Tuesday.

  179. Pride. October 21, 2009 8:29 pm

    Coaches are all experienced. All of them have been successful in the past. It is up to the players to perform the way that they are capable of performing. I have no doubt that the players are playing hard, trying hard, and giving great effort on the field. But they also need to give great effort before they get onto the field by studying, visualizing, and testing each other on their assignments. The mental preparation is an often overlooked part of the process by players. Coaches cannot follow players around to make sure that they are studying their assignments. Players have to put peer pressure on each other to get this part of the process done.

    I apologize to the players if I am barking up the wrong tree and they have already been doing everything humanly possible to prepare mentally for games.

  180. Garret October 21, 2009 8:31 pm

    Phil Steele selected his midseason All-WAC team. I think that he was pretty fair to the Warriors:

    First team:
    Greg Salas
    John Estes
    Blaze Soares

    Second team:
    Kealoha Pilares
    Rodney Bradley
    Laupepa Letuli
    Tuiaka Tufaga
    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
    Mana Silva

    Third team:
    Aaron Kia
    Corey Paredes

  181. Garret October 21, 2009 8:34 pm

    Both John Estes and Greg Salas were named to the 4th team for Phil Steele’s midseason All-America team.

  182. Garret October 21, 2009 8:39 pm

    Sorry to interrupt your string of posts, Pride. I was looking through the Phil Steele lists and didn’t see that you were posting.

  183. Garret October 21, 2009 8:45 pm

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

    It looks like the swine flu kills 1 out of every 200 people who get it. During the first wave of swine flu this summer, 1 out of every 20,000 children aged 4 or under in the US ended up in hospital. That number is expected to increase between 50x to 1000x because the flu season doesn’t peak until January and February.

  184. Garret October 21, 2009 8:46 pm

    198 schools in 15 states have closed due to the swine flu–that is a HUGE increase because as of Monday only 11 schools in 5 states had closed due to the flu. The executive director of the National Association of School Nurses says that it is likely that the swine flu will continue to spread until either everybody gets it or has been vaccinated against it.

    They just called all the parents in the school district that I live in because 3 of the 8 Elementary schools in our district had swine flu cases confirmed today and there are a lot of other suspected cases in the school district that are waiting for test results for swine flu confirmation.

  185. Garret October 21, 2009 8:47 pm

    Caltech scientists created a remote-controlled robot that is able to simulate the “visual” experience of a blind person who has been implanted with a visual prosthesis. The hope is that this may one day give blind persons the freedom of independent mobility.

  186. Garret October 21, 2009 8:47 pm

    Fast and reliable technique is being developed to test for explosives in liquids–this could eventually enable people to bring liquids on to planes again.

  187. Garret October 21, 2009 8:48 pm

    The “Father of the Internet” says that if he could do things over he’d take away the backslashes (“//”) in URLs.

  188. Garret October 21, 2009 8:48 pm

    Free play links pau.

  189. Pride. October 21, 2009 8:50 pm

    As fans, we sometimes don’t really know what each person on the field is supposed to be doing. We can only assume by the results of a play if people are doing their jobs or not.

    Often times the game is simply decided by which team had more plays that resulted in more guys doing what they were supposed to be doing. Good teams have more guys doing their assignments correctly than bad teams.

    For instance, if we were to breakdown plays of each player from each team during a game, then we will usually find that the winninig team had a better percentage of players doing what they were suppused to do. It’s called ‘doing it right’.

    If you go through a game, the winning team may have four plays, where:

    1 – 10 guys plus(doing it right)
    2 – 11 guys plus
    3 – 10 guys plus(1 guy bust)
    4 – 9 guys plus(2 guys bust)

    The losing team would look like:

    1 – 9 guys plus(1 guy mental bust, 1 guy physical or technique bust)
    2 – 10 guys plus(1 guy mental bust)
    3 – 9 guys plus
    4 – 8 guys plus(3 guys bust a play)

    Some teams use a point system like:

    2 – Good(Right Assignment/Right Technique)
    1 – Adequate(Right Assignment/Poor Technique)
    0 – Inadequate(Wrong Assignment)

    So each player would be assigned a score for that play, 0, 1, or 2. At the end you add up all the earned points and divide by the possible points that the player could have attained, then you get the players performance percentage. The players with the higher percentages will play, and the others will sit.

    Our goal is to get everybody performinig the right assigment with the right technique, adhering to the right coaching points.


    1 – Do it Right!
    2 – Do it 100%

  190. Jason October 21, 2009 8:55 pm

    For those who love to follow the Redskins, now THIS is crazy:

    Lewis will read the plays off a sheet, although it’s unclear whether he’ll completely understand what he’s saying. While Lewis has a basic knowledge of the scheme from his decades of experience in the West Coast offense with other teams, Zorn said Lewis “doesn’t know the protections” and “doesn’t know the blitz schemes.”

    Maybe it’s just me, but it sounds like he’s picking plays like we do when we play Madden NFL 10.

  191. Pride. October 21, 2009 8:56 pm

    Our quarterback, GA should have been on that All WAC team Garret. He played in four games, and did real well.

  192. OldDiver October 21, 2009 8:56 pm

    Regarding # 175

    Boise won’t be changing anything they do unless ST is the new middle linebacker.

  193. Pride. October 21, 2009 9:04 pm

    I hope ST wraps up.

  194. al October 21, 2009 9:08 pm

    and don’t just hang on tor the ride. drive em to the ground use the legs.

  195. al October 21, 2009 9:09 pm

    any good places to grab lunch tomw in the kalihi area?

  196. Garret October 21, 2009 9:11 pm


    I agree that GA deserves to be on the All WAC team. I’m guessing that he was dropped down some because he was hurt in UH’s first WAC game of the season, so GA didn’t even play one full conference game.

    It is hard to argue with BSU’s QB and Nevada’s QB given that GA was injured so early in the season…but if GA was healthy all season I think he’d be first or second team All-WAC.

  197. Garret October 21, 2009 9:15 pm

    Regarding #175, UH isn’t the only school that does this. For example, Pat Hill announced in his Monday press conference before they played UH that Fresno State would go away from their blitz schemes and try to rush only their 4 DL. Later that week another Fresno State coach and a Fresno State DL confirmed that they would be rushing 4 and dropping 7 instead of using the varied blitz schemes that they had used this season. It turns out that they were telling the truth and they announced their defensive change well before they played UH.

  198. al October 21, 2009 9:16 pm

    politically speaking.
    even if ga was healthy, he would still land at the number three spot.
    kellen moore and colin kapernick would still be ahead of him, inspite of the fact that had he been healthy ga would have had more looks from the nfl.

  199. al October 21, 2009 9:26 pm

    to be expected….no news on recruiting.

  200. al October 21, 2009 9:27 pm


  201. Ralph October 21, 2009 10:17 pm

    Iowa State beat Nebraska in big 12 wvb tonight

  202. NYUH October 21, 2009 10:33 pm

    Interesting post by Garret, Usually when I read PS he is talking about what happened 3-5 years ago so its good to know he keeps up with contemporary times.

    # Garret:
    October 21st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Phil Steele selected his midseason All-WAC team. I think that he was pretty fair to the Warriors:

    First team:
    Greg Salas
    John Estes
    Blaze Soares

    Second team:
    Kealoha Pilares
    Rodney Bradley
    Laupepa Letuli
    Tuiaka Tufaga
    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
    Mana Silva

    Third team:
    Aaron Kia
    Corey Paredes

  203. oregonUHfan October 21, 2009 10:36 pm

    why is your defense getting killed every game, i thought coach mcmackin was a def genious!

    what happened to the def back from kahuku (tonga) and the stud Wr from st. louis h.s. hawaii recruited last year?? i know OSU wanted them both! wouldnt they help this team?

    good luck against boise! they need to catch a beating! my wife went to Univ of Hawai. Grad in 1982! love watching when i can. Peace!

  204. chawan_cut October 21, 2009 10:43 pm

    just wanted to say that it seemed like the Save our Sports fundraiser event was a huge success. it was packed. the food was great. kalua pig, lau lau, smoked pig, poke, sliders, corned beef and cabbage, teri chicken, shrimp stir fry, bread pudding, beer, soda, water….

  205. strongside October 21, 2009 10:51 pm

    Third team:
    Aaron Kia???

    Obviously Phil Steele has not watched any of UH’s games in depth to notice the amount of sacks & QB pressures that comes from his side.

  206. chawan_cut October 21, 2009 11:03 pm

    tonight’s news

  207. al October 21, 2009 11:06 pm

    chawan…the link is not working.

  208. Slugger October 21, 2009 11:11 pm

    #189 ~ Thanks, Pride., for the elucidation. It’s basically what Coach Lumpkin was talking about Monday.

  209. Kekoa October 21, 2009 11:17 pm

    Al ~ #206/207

    I clicked on C_C’s link with no problem…maybe you gotta move the candle closer to the carousel wheel and make the squirrel run faster on his wheel.

    Word on the street is Windows 07.

  210. Kekoa October 21, 2009 11:24 pm

    Taking *Pride* in what you do. Word up from brother Pride.

    Now is the time Warriors. Make your statement this weekend. Show the talking heads and all the detractors that you can overcome all the adversity and play ball with the best of the best.

    Imua Warriors!

  211. royvic October 21, 2009 11:48 pm


    Any good places to eat in the Kalihi area?

    Lately I’ve been going to Jesse’s Bakery
    (North King,nr the canal, across from 7-11)

    That is if you like Filipino food

    mix plate, 3 selections-$7.50

    pretty good service, spacious, plus bakery items for dessert

    This place I like.

  212. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 21, 2009 11:57 pm

    Pau church music practice. Come to Holy Cross in Kalaheo tomorrow at 7pm to see all the wessai choirs going for it!

    Pau being salty.

    I posted the E:60 feature on Chris Cooley on my blog today. Besides being my favorite active roster Redskin, I think he should be the poster boy for WAC football.
    He was a wrestling champ in high school and didn’t even play varsity football until his SENIOR year!
    The only D1 school that offered him a schollie was Utah State and HE TOOK IT. In college he was an art major and continues to do art.

    He went all out in the COMBINE and the SENIOR BOWL and caught the eye of Joe Gibbs- and the rest is history. I got to know him online when he welcomed Colt to the Redskins with open arms. (little Colt snip in the vid too).

    So there is nothing stopping our guys from GOING FOR IT- not playing for UH, not being in the WAC. Nuttin.

  213. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 12:00 am

    Pride. – mahalo for the scoops (again).

    Tomorrow, the Kauai gurls are puttin together a little somethin special for the Warriors…

    Nitey Nite and SWEET WARRIOR DREAMS!

  214. Slugger October 22, 2009 12:03 am

    Condolences to the Castro family.

  215. al October 22, 2009 12:04 am

    been there.
    it is good.

  216. al October 22, 2009 12:06 am

    its too bad that colt got hurt this year. he might have finally gotten some real playing time.

  217. royvic October 22, 2009 12:15 am

    # 175

    I know. I thought the same. Most coaches if they had a trojan horse up their sleeve they would keep it under wraps as the element of surprise can make all the difference in a game.

    In the recent Call the Coach show the coach couldn’t contain his excitement in that he told the listeners to expect some big surprises on defense in the upcoming game. This time, though, I give him some credit for not spelling out what these surprises are. Although he did hint that they’ll go with a faster lineup on defense.

    On another note I just read (the other paper-JK daily practice report) that DL Leatigaga was back at practice.) Additionally I read somewhere that Meatoga practicing, too. So these two would be a great additions to the D-line.

  218. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 12:18 am

    216- al – I’m glad Colt is not getting sucked into the silliness going on… sheesh!


  219. Ralph October 22, 2009 12:44 am

    Tennessee beats #7 Kentucky in wvb. SEC east is lead by Ky with 1 loss, Tennessee and Florida tied for second with 2 losses.

  220. Pomai October 22, 2009 12:59 am

    #166 FloridaTed: Priceless

    I can say without a doubt that a conversion like that with a fighter pilot is so true to form.

  221. Pomai October 22, 2009 1:05 am

    # Bandit:
    October 21st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Even BC was saying this morning that Jake was not fleet of foot (or something like that)

    Put BsC on the 50 yard line and Jake on the 30, then tell Jake to take out BsC and see who is fleet footed?

  222. Ralph October 22, 2009 1:19 am

    UH Na Wahine is ranked 3rd in the coaches poll, but only 22nd in the NCAA RPI ratings. Florida State is 17th in the coaches poll but is in 2nd place behind Texas in the RPI. The 4 regional sites are already decided, but UH finishing high can be in the running for the sub regional site as one of 64 teams starting tournament play.

  223. wafan October 22, 2009 2:47 am

    Great morning to everyone!

  224. wafan October 22, 2009 2:50 am

    Manufacturing the vaccine for the airborne piggies must be difficult. Shortages are predicted.

  225. wafan October 22, 2009 3:11 am

    Okay. Teachers are NOT paid during holidays. Nope. No. Not at all.

    Check the contracts. We are paid for 180 days of instruction. Strike? Make up the days or lose the pay. Holidays/Vacations? They are not days of instruction. Summer/Spring/Winter breaks? UNPAID. Overtime? Purely a pipe dream for every teacher across the nation. Last night I corrected papers until 9:30. What overtime?

    If Hawai’i really were paying their teachers for holidays I would not have left. And, would Hawai’i really have the teacher shortages every year if paid holidays were real?

  226. wafan October 22, 2009 3:11 am

    No BS.

    Just win!

    Go Warriors!!!

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  229. d1島 October 22, 2009 4:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope to read about another great practice today.

    GO WILDCATS x 2!

    On the road again….

    Headed for Tillamook and Lincoln City.


  230. Garret October 22, 2009 5:12 am

    Season-ending injury to a Cleveland LB apparently will make Maiava a starter and give David Veikune some playing time.

    Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday that rookie Kaluka Maiava, a 2005 Baldwin High School graduate, is among the team’s options to take over the linebacker spot left vacant because of leading tackler D’Qwell Jackson’s shoulder injury.

    Mangini also mentioned David Veikune, a rookie drafted in the second round out of the University of Hawaii, as a candidate to get more time at linebacker.

    ”David, he’s made a lot of progress inside, playing MIKE,” Mangini said.

  231. Garret October 22, 2009 5:13 am

    Happy Birthday A-House!

  232. whitey October 22, 2009 5:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY COL A HOUSE!!!! Keep em coming, bro.

    d1, Tillamook Cheese Factory for ice cream??? Yeeessshh.!!!!

  233. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 5:25 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauola Lahanau, Mr. A-House!!!

    Today is WARRIOR DAY for 3 fans on Kauai.

  234. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 5:27 am

    Response to Ferd’s article:

    Being a Head Coach is tough. It’s like being an Executive Chef.
    It can be a glamorous job when you get those 5 Star reviews but mostly it is YOUR name is on the line if a steak is not EXACTLY medium rare or if a sauce is too salty and most laymen do not realize that your REAL job entails creating the menu, hiring and overseeing the staff, making the restaurant profitable for the owners and doing the PR.

    Coach Mack knows how to cook a perfect steak. But we have been expecting him to raise the beef and make sure it is aged to perfection, besides hiring the right sous chefs to create the perfect plate and deliver it on time with a smile every time we sit down to the table prepared to eat.

    I know he and the whole Warrior Football Program will do their best.
    I will show up at the table prepared to enjoy what they serve up on Saturday.


  235. jm2375 October 22, 2009 5:43 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Morning Liz.

    Happy Birthday Mr. A-house!

    It’s Thursday, 2 more days of work and then…. UH sports!

  236. bighilofan2 October 22, 2009 6:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Happy Birthday A House. Wishing you the very best for you and your lovely family. I’d say you’ve done a GREAT JOB! and many more BDays to come,s ir.

  237. bighilofan2 October 22, 2009 6:03 am

    hiya jm2375

    i been kinda surprised by da knowledge of football expressed by some women on this blog. 😀

    an i actually had taut oddawize. 😆

    must be doze summa classes. 😆

    na na j/k hope you and LizK have a great day.

  238. Kekoa (iPhone) October 22, 2009 6:08 am

    Thank goodness for Blue Brew Birthday Greetings, Inc.

    Without all those colorfolks on screen, birthday shout outing would be so plain.

    Happy Birthday A-House! (seewhutimean?)

  239. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 6:10 am

    #237 – I put up Ronnie to talk football with anyone on any level… 😎

    Stay tuned for wahine Warrior related events on Kauai!


  240. bighilofan2 October 22, 2009 6:14 am

    H appy Birthday


  241. bighilofan2 October 22, 2009 6:17 am

    5 dollaz. 😀

    how many choirs gonna get? any like da Fighting Temptations? 😀

  242. djmitcho October 22, 2009 6:19 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Birthday A-House!

  243. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 22, 2009 6:19 am

    Usually have at least 6 choirs from wessai churches and ono spaghetti potluck aftah.

  244. Ronnie October 22, 2009 6:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    Happy Birthday A-House!

  245. bighilofan2 October 22, 2009 6:24 am

    so looking forward to the Warriors showing up on Saturday, all of them.

    Especially the coaches. Strap it up, Warriors!

    Have a nice day, Tsaikos. laterzzzzzzz

  246. Kekoa (iPhone) October 22, 2009 6:26 am

    Big Hilo Fan ~

    After a hard week of Lawyering, won’t it be great to kick back with the T-gate Grill Team and talk…


    …and if Ronnie was here, she could cover a wide range of football facts for anyone who really wants to be in the know.

  247. protector October 22, 2009 6:39 am

    wafan on # 225 is absolutely correct.

    Just FYI – most teachers & counselors are 10 month employees who have their salaries pro-rated over the 12 months. Although there is personnel that are 12 month employees who do work during the intercessions, I don’t want to muddy or confuse the conversatioon by discussing them.

    We found out that the reason furloughs were promoted (rather than taking days during holiday periods) was that teachers (and counselors) are required to work a certain amount of days in a given month-if NOT, that affects pension benefits & impact pay even more substantially.

  248. whitey October 22, 2009 6:53 am

    2 more days till fb with the Warriors. GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  249. whitey October 22, 2009 6:54 am

    Time to go to breakfast of champions. See you all later!!!!!

  250. Ronnie October 22, 2009 7:03 am

    I was hoping to be home for the BSwho game, but my grandma’s funeral is next Thursday….

    Are there any Tsaiko plans for watching the Nevada game next Saturday?

  251. Polprav October 22, 2009 1:39 pm

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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