All present

When the Warriors called roll this morning, wideout Isaiah Bernard, running back Melvin Davis and cornerback Dejaun Bulter all responded, “present.”

Butler arrived yesterday morning. After flight delays, Davis and Bernard arrived last night.

They were scheduled to undergo physical examinations this morning. If everything goes according to the wishes, the three JC transfers might be able to participate in this morning’s practice. They would not be allowed to practice in pads for a couple days because of the NCAA’s acclimation rules.

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It’s summer and you’re bored, so here’s a point of interest. If a proposal is approved, these would be their new salaries:

> Carl Clapp — $148,008

> John McNamara — $147,168

> Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano — $133,008

In my advanced age, I’m in favor of participation trophies (aren’t those the same as school letters?) and people earning as much as they can. Hey, who am I to judge? But I am puzzled that there’s an $848 pay difference between two people with the same job title.


  1. H-Man August 18, 2015 7:48 am

    Welcome to the Warriors!!!

  2. Ipu Man August 18, 2015 8:06 am

    Aloha and don’t be ashamed to be called “Rainbow Warriors”.
    Go Bows!

  3. islandman August 18, 2015 8:10 am

    No video of J.R. Hensley’s Aug 9 talent show impersonation of Norm and Gary Beemer referred to in today’s SA article ? Embargoed ?

  4. 808warriorfan August 18, 2015 8:13 am

    This late into summer camp, my guess is that they’ll be redshirted; hopefully they each have an RS year available. Nothing wrong w/ that; stockpiling for ’16. OK NORM LET’S ALL SAY 2015 ALOHA BOWL !!!!!

    GO ‘BOWS …..

  5. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 8:14 am

    I’ve got videos of talent show and lip sync battle.
    But there’s language not appropriate for a family-oriented blog.

  6. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 8:20 am

    UH has a weird policy where newcomers who weren’t in spring training aren’t allowed to be interviewed.
    That explains the absences of comments from Zwahlen, Butler, Hensley, Clements and so forth.

  7. Akamai Okole August 18, 2015 8:24 am

    Great Morning All!

    Better late than never…Welcome Aboard!

  8. Akamai Okole August 18, 2015 8:26 am

    Das plenny “scrip” for #2, #2 and #2.

    Maybe they can spread some Aloha by providing the fans some water at practice.

    BTW, is this afternoon’s practice open? If so, what time?

  9. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 8:37 am

    Two practices today: 11 and 4:45.
    All the team stuff, like 7s and 11s will be at 11 practice. It’s only going to run about 75 minutes.

  10. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 8:39 am

    By the way, $5 umbrellas at Longs are awesome.
    I wouldn’t recommend the bright purple. Too many Barney haters out there.

  11. islandman August 18, 2015 8:47 am

    5. –Stephen. I don’t mind silent movies, a la charlie chaplin. But it must have been hilarious seeing the Norm imitation.

  12. turfwar August 18, 2015 9:07 am

    ST there’s gotta be a venue we can view the talent show stuff. You gotta let us see the M&M and Norm Chow impersonation stuff. I don’t do twitter but can you show it on something like that?

  13. islandman August 18, 2015 9:28 am

    Another head scratcher, why does the UH-Hilo Chancellor earn more than the UH-Manoa Chancellor, $31,488 more. Bonus for being in the, pardon, boondocks ?

    Lassner not asking for a raise for himself and receives $100,000 less than Greenwood did.
    I didn’t know this was a family -oriented blog. I though mostly older bloggers here.

  14. islandman August 18, 2015 9:29 am

    “thought mostly … “

  15. islandman August 18, 2015 9:35 am

    Clapp ” oversees the internal, day-to-day operations of the department and supervises several sports. He reviews all initiatives that have a financial impact, is responsible for contract administration for the Department , and … ”

    I notice he has two administrative assistants , while John has one. So it’s worth $848 more.

  16. amela August 18, 2015 10:24 am

    Why the red shirt mentality, if they’re ready let them loose.

  17. letsgowarriors August 18, 2015 10:31 am

    Butler does not have a redshirt year available for sure. not sure on Davis.

    Bernard should have a redshirt available since he graduated HS in 2013.

  18. Maddog50 August 18, 2015 10:39 am

    Rumor has it new uniforms unveiled today true or untrue. Regarding red shirts unless there is no way somebody doesn’t contribute Jc guys are brought in to play now—-

  19. paintslinger August 18, 2015 11:25 am

    Redshirt! Why? With two monster Top- 10 teams and a Pac-12 Colorado on our
    schedule we need all the help we can get as we go into a no break 13 week game marathon. Redshirt JC transfers? No way, play em. If they’re healthy and vertical, put them in coach.

  20. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 11:44 am

    I’m not in favor of participation trophies. Just because it has become a norm in our society where you hand out participation trophies, doesn’t mean they are necessary in my opinion. Adults don’t get participation trophies so I don’t see the reason we need to hand them out to kids. I think it’s good to teach kids early what it’s like to earn or achieve something rather than just handed for showing up or participating. Teaches kids how to strive for more. In life, you’re going to lose and fail over and over. I think it’s a good thing to teach how to over come that to reach a certain goal.

    Either way, I won’t knock someone or any parent who believes that every kid deserves a trophy. I just have more of a James Harrison mindset.

  21. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 11:46 am

    19. You realize Chris Gant redshirted right? If he hadn’t redshirted, many fans wouldn’t know who he is.

  22. leron August 18, 2015 11:47 am

    New unis unveiled;

  23. kimo browner August 18, 2015 12:02 pm

    For the first time in 4-years Coach Chow has assembled a team that covers the spectrum of college football. He has depth too. Im surprised with our assets at TE.
    It has always been my personal contention that a weaponized TE makes our passing game REAL. I like our passing assets across the board. Not saying we will break the .500 mark, just saying the team looks competitive. If our new coaching staff jells, no telling what surprises this years team will bring. We dont have super talent at every position but Hawaii does have talent that will hopefully turn the program in the right direction despite a daunting schedule. A win against Colorado in the home opener balances the scale, for a legitimate shot at a 7-game win season and a bowl appearance.

  24. Manoa Mist August 18, 2015 12:17 pm

    I’ve helped run racquetball tournaments for kids and I have looked into the teary eyes of youngsters who see the first, second and third place winners get medals but not them. Adults the heck with them. But kids, it hurts you to see them like that and you also want them to continue on with the sport.
    It’s like boxing or MMA, anyone in my opinion who steps into that ring is a winner and has guts, win or lose.
    So we switched it to medals for all the kids, either first place, second or third or participant and the division they played in. These kids practiced, they dedicated themselves, they showed up and they competed – those are winning traits if you ask me. You participate, you are a winner.

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2015 12:25 pm

    Loaded at the skill spots it looks like. Hope we get more big guys, too.


  26. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 12:37 pm

    24. Getting your feelings hurt is a part of life… That same kid someday will get shut down by a boy/girl, turned down by a school, turned down for a job, not get a A when they feel they deserve one and so on. Dealing with failure and adversity is a big part of life kids need to understand.

    It has gotten worse since I’ve grown up. I’ve coached high school kids who can’t handle an ounce of criticism, and know nothing about work ethic in regards for getting something they want. I think parents coddle kids too much these days.

    I haven’t noticed your observations with kids crying for not getting a trophy in my past experiences as a kid and coach. But we can all have differences in opinions.

  27. clyde August 18, 2015 12:46 pm

    Off topic, but all in the family …
    When I first saw the headline of Mike’s column, I thought he was recapturing a moment about big brother. Got a chuckle out of it. Then, I read the column. Let’s just say it’ll be worth of your time for you to do so, too. Here’s the link:

  28. ML Warrior August 18, 2015 12:47 pm

    I like the new uni’s, I wish we could get one customized, number and name…

  29. Former UH Athlete August 18, 2015 12:48 pm


    You meant $840 difference, right?

  30. oneseason August 18, 2015 12:53 pm

    So much for 247Sports accuracy … Chris Wiesehan left UH around March of 2014.

  31. H-Man August 18, 2015 12:53 pm

    It’s going to take a little getting used-to to the new uniforms. Certainly different. Miss the black ones.

  32. oneseason August 18, 2015 12:56 pm

    At 125 out of 128, hopefully AthlonSports is equally wrong about Coach Chow’s ranking …

  33. Former UH Athlete August 18, 2015 12:57 pm

    I say no to “Participation Trophies”, but I do say yes to post-participation pizza or ice cream (or other team oriented meal/snack). Team camaraderie is far greater than any meaningless trophy can provide.

  34. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 1:00 pm

    33. Seriously… Nothing makes a kid/team happier than pizza after final game of season. I remember team pizza hut outings… Beats a trophy any day.

  35. 3-Prong August 18, 2015 1:03 pm

    At 6-7 years old, its a participation trophy, nothing more nothing less, to encourage them in what was probably their first endeavor in organizezed sports. Relax, it won’t cause irreparable harm. Hard core parents who draw hard lines cause more harm and have more unrealistic expectations in my opinion.

  36. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 1:19 pm

    35. You’re opening up a whole different debate if you’re trying to bring up hard core parents who don’t know where to draw the line. The topic is simply are you for or not for participation trophies. I’m sure a lot of parents rather pay a cheaper league fee minus the trophy, and do the whole team bonding go out for pizza type event anyway.

  37. Andrew August 18, 2015 1:27 pm

    I have no problem with participation trophies. At that age, AYSO and little league are there for kids to be active and to have fun. If the title of the trophy is what they call it, a participation trophy, then that is something they achieved. They committed to the team and completed the season. A rant I heard last night on ESPN radio made a good point. If we are going to discourage participation trophies, then should we also do away with senior night awards? If you think about it, they are basically the same thing right? Whether you’re an All-American starter or a reserve that sat on the bench for four years, they all get the same thing.

  38. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 1:35 pm

    37. Apples to Oranges. The commitment of being a student athlete in high school or college while pursuing a degree is a different type of commitment and achievement that is recognized in 1 night vs a 7 year old whose parents signed them up for a league in which they went 3-4 times a week for 1-2 hours. A season which is roughly 3 months.

  39. 3-Prong August 18, 2015 1:55 pm

    If we are drawing the line on trophys only for Champions, we should inform the HHSAA to stop passing out State Runner Up Trophies also.

  40. nutmegger August 18, 2015 2:10 pm

    This discussion of participation trophies is amusing.

    I give the kids more credit than the adults that are getting all bent out of shape. Those kids know that everyone is getting the same award. Those kids know who the good players are. Those kids know if their team won or lost.

    My guess is the kids are learning that getting a participation award isn’t that special.

  41. jeezy33 August 18, 2015 2:13 pm

    39. Now you’re exaggerating and trying to get out of control to make a terrible comparison. You could have taken it a step further and suggest the Olympics do away with silver and bronze medals. ..

    You’re completely mistaking achieving something vs being rewarded for participating. 2nd place is still an achievement.

  42. jimmy the lock August 18, 2015 2:24 pm

    Stick it out and you’ll be able to get a participation trophy…maybe even a Special Warfare Insignia.

    If you like the looks of the hype don’t be disappointed if it is disguised as mediocrity.

  43. islandman August 18, 2015 2:51 pm

    Agree with a lot of what others posted. What about the young kids that can never run as fast as some others or are not as coordinated or skilled ? They should be recognized for participating. The USA Women’s soccer team must have all participated or most must have been in the AYSO program when they were young. It didn’t affect them adversely in the big time.

  44. lawaia August 18, 2015 2:54 pm

    jeezy 33: Your earlier statement related : “But we can all have differences in opinions.” Well, 3prong gave his opinion! Which is his belief on the topic being discussed.

  45. jimmy the lock August 18, 2015 3:22 pm

    Wrong blog but darn’it, aren’t you guys excited for Wahine VB! Lots of hope with the incoming recruits and returning players.

  46. Boolakanaka August 18, 2015 3:34 pm

    Trophy no trophy?? I’m all in for team trophies…..but everything else, especially team sports, is superfluous, and actually takes away from the entire team concept. And I played almost everything growing up, football, baseball, basketball, swimming, judo, etc…

    Now, individual sports are a different creatures. But, who wants to get an 18th place trophy for a judo tournament??? When, I was fist dating my wife, she came to Hawaii, and in my childhood room, there was literally a 100 trophies….my wife asked my Mom, “wow, boola was a really good athlete growing up?? “”…” Nah” my mom said, “dey give dat junk to everybody on da team!”

  47. What??? August 18, 2015 3:57 pm

    #43 cause they deserved any hardware that was given to them

  48. RB August 18, 2015 4:03 pm

    I seen the new uniforms and I must admit they look good. Just hope they don’t bring back those ugly throwback uniforms. LOL

  49. islandman August 18, 2015 4:07 pm

    In AYSO, all particpants get trophies in the Under 8 divisions, plus no standings or results published.

  50. Akamai Okole August 18, 2015 4:08 pm



  51. Akamai Okole August 18, 2015 4:10 pm

    Man, it was hot in Manoa this morning but good ting the DC nevah hear me complainin’ 👿 :mrgreen: 😆

  52. Jeezy33 August 18, 2015 4:45 pm

    44. And I do respect his opinion. But when he’s giving ridiculous examples to support it, then I will counter and call a statement ridiculous. Second place trophies in high school has nothing to do with handing out trophies for participating. You actually have to make the state tournament which is very hard.

  53. Maddog50 August 18, 2015 4:46 pm

    Hey give out participation trophies for this blog! No thanks-how bout dem uni’s!!!!! Just dodged a tornado and about 2 inches of rain dumped in 90 min! Love the uniforms still say the shirt with the block H on the back would sell huge. And as I have said not grey but dull silver!!!!!

  54. 3-Prong August 18, 2015 5:41 pm

    eh lawaia: thanks for the backing. I gone buy you one trophy! Hehe

    pssst: Caught 3 papio on Sunday. Live oama. No tell nobody…

  55. A-House August 18, 2015 7:50 pm


    why is it when I get to your blog via “chrome” it takes me back to your post dated 8/12/15?

    via the internet – it goes to your current day post?

    unfortunately, at home my “explorer” connection to the internet is KAPUT!!
    and at work, cause I am leaving my present company, they decided to lock me out except for M-F and 8 am – 5 pm and “business use only”!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. kapakahi August 18, 2015 9:44 pm

    JMHO but UH should offer Punahou PK/P Jet Toner ’16……who surprisingly doesn’t have any scholie offers yet……

  57. SteveM August 18, 2015 9:48 pm

    RE: #55
    A-House — make sure your CHROME bookmark for the blog has the “?php” appended.

    … making a bookmark/favorite in your browser after you arrive there will not work the next day because the browser does not “see or remember” the ?php portion.

    In order for it work all the time, you must manually edit your bookmark URL in Chrome to include the ?php. You need to do this only once.

    In Chrome, choose “Bookmark Manager” from the Bookmarks menu
    Click once on the Warrior Beat bookmark just to select it.
    …notice the bold “Organize” heading in the list of bookmarks… (this is unintuitive)
    click and hold down the mouse on the “Organize” word and a menu will appear.
    Choose “Edit”. The blog bookmark will now be editable– append the “?php” to it…so it looks like the example above.

    The next time you use the bookmark, it should take you to a listing with today’s blog at the top.
    Note you will have to do this for whatever web browser you use, not just Chrome…. it’s a S-A blogs thing. 👿

  58. Rodney August 18, 2015 9:49 pm

    What time is practice tomorrow ?

  59. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 10:11 pm

    Like I tweeted, James Harrison received roster and workout bonuses in 2013. Sounds like somebody was rewarded for participating.
    By the way, nobody should ever say they didn’t get a participation trophy and “look how I turned out.” Yikes. Such happy adults.

  60. cocobean August 18, 2015 10:11 pm

    In the past I coached youth basketball – KAC, NJB and PAL ages 7-15 years. In my 10 years of coaching kids none of the leagues gave out trophies of any kind. No championship, most valuable etc. I can only speak about the teams I’ve coached. Parents would take turns providing after game snacks and drinks and a pot luck at seasons end. At the pot luck team pictures were given out by a parent who volunteered to do this. The coaches would say a little positive thing about each player – he/she was the most improved, gave the most effort, most steals, most rebounds but avoiding calling anyone the most valuable or outstanding. The kids usually knew who was the best player on the team was.

    In my opinion there is nothing wrong in giving out participation trophies especially if that is the stated purpose of the league or individual coaches’ agenda.
    I don ‘t know what the percentages are for kids under 9 who participate in organized sports. I can understand leagues who’s mission is getting as many kids to give up their video games for a while and get some exercise giving out some sort of trophy, medal or certificate for participation. If the stated goal of the league is to encourage participation or foster interest in a sport I feel the kids that signed up and finished did EARN that award.

  61. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 10:12 pm

    Gonna be another long, hot one.

  62. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 10:22 pm

    I think Harrison should focus on other aspects. He has been fined six times for $150,000. Good sportsmanship is an important lesson. So, too, is tutoring kids.

  63. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2015 10:23 pm

    By the way, pretty cool a Colorado blog advertises here.

  64. kev-1 August 19, 2015 12:26 am

    Anyone else notice that the uniforms don’t match the helmet at all?

    When are we going to get over the helmet color crush that we have and actually get one that matches school colors. Heck, how about unis that match school colors.

    I just hope that the away uni comes with a white helmet. Fat chance.

  65. D-Bone August 19, 2015 5:50 am

    Gettin’ close to opening night…LET’S GO BOWS!!!

  66. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2015 6:48 am

    New post:

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