Signs point to Rausch being No. 1

All signs point to Brent Rausch being named UH’s No. 1 quarterback.
The coaches made a decision after today’s practice, and an official announcement will be made tomorrow.
“We’ve had over 1,000 snaps (per quarterback) to evaluate,” head coach Greg McMackin said. “That’s just counting live competitive snaps. We’ve been evaluating.. One of the players is moving up every day. It’s just time to make a move.”
Rausch has played the best in every practice since Saturday, and today he worked with the No. 1 offense in the 7-on-7, team and two-minute offenses.
Of today’s practice, quarterback coach Nick Rolovich said of Rausch: “He did great. … He made some great throws. He knows where to go with the ball. The guys buy into his personality. He’s vocal. He’s confident. He wanted it.”
It is a remarkable climb for Rausch, who was No. 3 on the depth chart behind Inoke Funaki and Greg Alexander in the first week of training camp. Rausch’s high school team competed in eight-man football.
He played at College of the Desert last season, and has three years to play three seasons.
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The Warriors take their first “road” trip next week when they practice at Aloha Stadium Tuesday and Thursday.
Those practices will be closed to the public.

* * *

The Warriors, who have been staying in the UH dance studios this training camp, will be allowed to move out begininng tomorrow. Because training camp continues through next week — long practices, late meetings — the players may still stay in the studios, if they wish.

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Injured linebacker Blaze Soares was allowed to move back home to escape the media scrutiny. Greg McMackin said Soares still will be allowed to go to Florida, if he wishes.


  1. Clintn August 14, 2008 8:14 am


  2. Clintn August 14, 2008 8:17 am

    wow, cool to be first from a long time lurker here. It’s real interesting to see who will be named starter tonight. I’m also pumped about UH BBall. 20 out of 29 home games? Craaazy

  3. kaimiloa August 14, 2008 8:18 am

    Top 5

  4. lava August 14, 2008 8:20 am

    Go Warriors!

  5. bonar August 14, 2008 8:20 am


  6. bonar August 14, 2008 8:21 am

    .. or thereabouts..

  7. tom mui August 14, 2008 8:22 am

    sick, sick, sick
    Sorry, meant sixth.

  8. NEO August 14, 2008 8:30 am

    Lucky number 8 maybe? Was reading in the Sporting News Street and Smith’s college football annual, that UH is ranked 5th, and will not even be bowl eligible this year… Talking w/ Dad about it, we agreed that prognosticators are paid to prognosticate, which means that they’re basically paid to talk out of their “you know what’s” games aren’t played on paper, etc… Look at the potential the team has… But I think the biggest X factor in UH’s favor is the simple fact that teams may not know how to defend UH, because in the past, they knew UH would throw the ball a lot out of the shotgun… Now, with snaps coming from under center, nimbler quarterbacks, and certified threats on the ground, teams will have a more difficult time determining proper coverage… The other thing, is that the defensive side of the ball is going to be MONSTER… Get well quick Blaze and Rocky!

  9. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 8:32 am

    Top Ten! Morning all!

  10. ewagirl08 August 14, 2008 8:32 am


  11. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 8:35 am

    How about Rocky? Will he be allowed to go to Florida, too?

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 8:38 am


  13. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 8:41 am

    Hey errybody. 🙂 Neo, nice to see ya. Welcome new folks. Tom Mui, how are you doing my friend? Wuts going on Ms. gigi?

  14. djmitcho August 14, 2008 8:42 am

    Bend is actually somewhat of a nice area though.

  15. Maverick August 14, 2008 8:48 am

    Hope Mr. Soares makes the trip. Would like to see Blaze in for one series against Tebow University, and just “Go 4 Broke”

    Just Blaze on the sideline giving them stink eye could be damage enough.

  16. Maverick August 14, 2008 8:51 am

    What if Blaze suits up, nominated as one of the Captains for that game. Comes out on the field for the meet and greet coin toss. Then when he shakes Tebows hand, just keeps on squeezing…..hard….Oh man, then the stink eye begins…

  17. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 8:55 am

    haha Maverick has such a vivid imagination he should write a novel!

  18. d1島 August 14, 2008 8:56 am

    #1 son liked spending time around the Snake R. during breaks from school although in mid-October that could be kinda chilly…Brrrr!

  19. Joel August 14, 2008 8:57 am

    Anyone know what’s the reason for the road trip to Aloha Stadium? Are they practicing with the loud speakers? Are they trying to get away from you die heart fans?

    Aloha Stadium is open with artificial turf if I remember right. Florida Field is like a concrete bowl with grass.

    Click for more info of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field.

  20. d1島 August 14, 2008 8:57 am

    almost 30 minutes into practice.
    Should be going 7’s soon.
    Light it up QB’s! Show us wat u got!

  21. Garret August 14, 2008 8:58 am

    Congrats to Adam for making the Butkus list, but I’m surprised Sol isn’t on it also.

    Mauga is one of four players from the WAC on the watch list, joining Hawaii’s Adam Leonard and Utah State’s Jake Hutton and Paul Igboeli. There are 66 players on the watch list.

  22. Jun Tao August 14, 2008 8:58 am

    my secret campaign for . . . ..

    Greg Alexander!!!!

  23. Garret August 14, 2008 9:00 am

    UNLV has players from Hawaii and wants to get more. I guess that makes sense because so many people from Hawaii have relatives that moved to Vegas or visit there all the time.

    The Rebels recruit heaviest in talent-rich California and have made headway into Arizona, Hawaii and Texas.

    UNLV’s roster comprises 49 players from California, 19 from the Las Vegas area, seven each from Arizona and Texas and six from Hawaii.

  24. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 9:01 am

    Alexander has a cannon for an arm, per Kanoa Leahey, but can he run like Inoke?

  25. d1島 August 14, 2008 9:01 am


    Stutz was on the radio earlier this week and I think the plan is to try to simulate the humidity by wetting down the turf and going at midday in NoAloha Stadium. Gotta try something.

  26. Garret August 14, 2008 9:02 am

    For those who will watch Washington’s next preseason game, Colt is expected to play in the 4th quarter. Favre will be the big news for that game, of course.

    QB Jason Campbell will give way to Todd Collins in the first quarter. Derek Devine is scheduled to play the third quarter and Colt Brennan the fourth.

  27. Garret August 14, 2008 9:04 am

    Bess should have a lot of passes thrown to him on Saturday.

    Sparano said most of the starters will see more action Saturday, especially receivers Derek Hagan and Ted Ginn Jr., because he wants them to, “take more plays in a row.” It’s a critical week for the players on the bubble. Expect plenty of passes called for young receivers such as Anthony Armstrong and Davone Bess.

  28. Maverick August 14, 2008 9:06 am

    Gigi –

    The title to that novel would be, ” I used to walk 4 miles to school, and it was all uphill. Both ways.”

    Thanks to Bill Cosby for that quote.

    I still have the chronic injuries from all that walking too.

  29. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 9:06 am

    Keep your head up bruddah blaze, i know it must be killing you like no other inside. remember that saying about what don’t kill you only makes you stronger. gonna need you for da wac title run later on. nice of coach mac to allow blaze to go to fla, but like gigi was saying, does rocky get 2 go 2

    i gotta hand it to da cincy qb mauk. he just don’t give up. now da bruddah suing da ncaa over his eligibility. gl to him cuz da ncaa never lose. looks like 2day is the day we finally find out about our #1. gl to all 3 of dem warriors.

  30. Garret August 14, 2008 9:06 am

    I’m sure that today’s competition between the QBs will be fierce! That should bring an edge to the whole team’s preparation, with so many starting spots and rotation spots up for grabs. Wish I could be there to see…but I’m sure we’ll get reports later.

  31. d1島 August 14, 2008 9:08 am

    The guy is a gem and deserves a shot because of his work ethic but really I don’t want a QB who can “run like Inoke”. The Geckos are too fast.
    I want a QB who can throw like Colt.
    I want a Slot who can get open like Davone.
    I want a Wide who will fight for the ball like JRiv.
    I want a RB who can explode like Nasty.
    I want an OLine like….well, I want an OLine.

    …and I’ll take that with a large Diet Pepsi, please.

  32. Maverick August 14, 2008 9:17 am

    Thanks for the ’06 season flashback.
    Makes my day :>

    What is the lastest with Ilaoa?

  33. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 9:43 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    Maverick…Blaze will be out for at least 6 weeks. With a torn calf muscle (or possible achilles tendon) that will take time to heal..minimum 6 weeks…so he won’t be able to play for even 1 down against FLA, although I’d love that as well, we’ll need him to be 100 percent to make a run at the WAC this year (which I consider a rebuilding year anyway)….

    Good to see new people here as well. Like DPK said, WELCOME.


  34. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 9:46 am

    Just a reminder gang…the first Tsaiko TVgate of the year will be held on August 30th at the bright and early hour of 6:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, UHFan808 and jojo….6 in the morning…LOL.

    Anyway, we have reserved one half of Genji’s for this viewing. So far, 33 people have made RSVPs for the event. If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please let me know. The cost will be $20 but you get an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. The bar will also be open for those who wish to imbibe.

    So, come and watch our Warriors as the play in The Swamp with a bunch of crazy Warrior fans. All are welcome to attend, and if you’re a lurker, just come on in, we don’t bite…well, maybe DPK does…j/k….


    UH vs Florida


    6:00 a.m.

    Menu is as follows:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Come out and enjoy the fun, friendship, food, family, and football….

    See Steve M’s site for more details and contact info to make the RSVP.

  35. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 9:47 am

    Wow- looks like LURKER DAY!

    Aloha Kakahiaka and have a great day!

  36. Clintn August 14, 2008 9:57 am

    If football doesn’t work out for Blaze after college I’d love to see him in the UFC. He would be a KILLER heavyweight. The guy can hit. I bet his ground and pound isnt bad either. Wasn’t there an article on him saying he trains MMA?

  37. alnbama August 14, 2008 10:00 am

    Hey LizK, it turns out that on the return trip from the Swamp, i will be driving to Pensacola. My goodfriends just moved there today, we are going to visit them on labor day. So i’m driving directly from Gainesville to Pensacola after the game. But anyhoo, we’ll talk about it later. I’m getting very excited, can you smell that, smells like football.

  38. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 10:02 am

    alnbama- AWESOME! I can get a refund for that return leg. yakatcha laterz!

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  39. Blackie (ブラッキ) August 14, 2008 10:06 am

    Maverick, about Ilaoa:
    I don’t know if there’s anything more recent.

  40. Kelli August 14, 2008 10:12 am

    Ohayoo! Does anyone know if there’s a NEO that comments on here? He’s asking about UA replica jerseys. Anyone here know when/if those are coming out?

    And I promise, it’s not for me. I do have one jersey. It’s an autographed Timmy Chang one and it’s like a children’s size large or something. It USED to fit perfectly (before he signed it, of course), but I don’t know about now.

  41. Jason August 14, 2008 10:17 am

    Kelli: Haha, I only have one jersey too, and it’s a Tim Chang one. I won it at Call the Coach. 😀

    I guess I shouldn’t listen to the radio and sleep at the same time. I swore I heard that Inoke was named the starter, and that Michael Phelps won silver today. As soon as I woke up, I was scanning and all the blogs, only to find I must have misheard some things. 😛

  42. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 10:19 am

    Kelli…NEO does post here…

    Where are the regulars today??? No reports from practice yet eh??


  43. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 10:20 am

    Speaking of practice…anyone going to practice tomorrow??? Still 8:30 right??

  44. Kazz August 14, 2008 10:26 am


    August 14th, 2008 at 10:12 am
    Ohayoo! Does anyone know if there’s a NEO that comments on here? He’s asking about UA replica jerseys. Anyone here know when/if those are coming out?

    I got a call back from the UH Bookstore and they said the vendor will not be able to have them ready for the Florida game BUT will be ready for the first home game vs Weber State.

  45. Jason August 14, 2008 10:27 am

    Maybe, James, I’m thinking about it.

  46. Kazz August 14, 2008 10:36 am

    Oh man.. I took vacation next week specifically to watch as many practices as I can.

    Oh well.. I guess I have to soak in the days of 08/16, 08/18, 08/20, and 08/23 as much as I can… Guess I’ll have to sleep in next week Tuesday and Thursday… SHUCKS!!!

    But aside from attempting to simulate the humidity conditions, they SHOULD practice with the loud speakers. However, while that may not be as loud as 90,000 plus screaming UF fans, the music library at the stadium, featuring Selina, Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone”, and Kelly Clarkson should be RATTLING enough to simulate the harsh crowd in Florida! 😆

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 10:55 am

    Howzit James. Can you check your Email please. I’m still planning to go to practice tomorrow. 🙂

  48. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 11:09 am

    DPK…just sent you a response. Talk later.

  49. Joel August 14, 2008 11:20 am

    Florida Field is loud because the fans are real close to the field. The heat and humidity is the same as the inside of a greenhouse. The noise and noon temperature make the conditions very harsh for the players as well as the fans.

  50. J-Dog August 14, 2008 11:25 am

    Who remembers this:

  51. Kimo From Waianae August 14, 2008 11:29 am

    where da free pupus?

  52. tom mui August 14, 2008 11:31 am

    DPK: Thank you – hope all is well with you.

    See you Saturday?

  53. Kelli August 14, 2008 11:32 am

    Jason: K, I actually had to pay for mine!!! 😛

    (Jesse) James: Ok, thanks.

    Kazz: Ok, hopefully NEO reads your comment. How much do you think the jerseys are going cost? I bet my dad wants one. None for me though, thank you very much. I’ll just take a t-shirt.

  54. Esme August 14, 2008 11:34 am

    Howzit, gang! Hi, ST! And hello to all the lurkers coming out to play today! :mrgreen:

    Man, I’m still feeling so bummed about Rocky and Blaze. Heal up, guys! Take care …

    Kelli: NEO commented at No. 8.

    And NEO, I liked your analysis. Interesting!

    COUNTDOWN: Two days to the K-Call! … Ahem, meee-meee-meeeeee … ma-meh-mee-moh-moo …

    And … me and out. 😆

  55. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 11:37 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    I’m beginning to wonder a little if it’s a good thing that we have no real separation among the QB’s, especially in Inokes case. He had a huge headstart and experience to draw on. If he’s the one, shouldn’t he have noticably separated himself from the other two?

    On the other hand, we could have three first class QB’s in camp, which is actually my hope.

    Well, whomever they choose, I’ll be happy.

    For Alexander and even Rausch to even be in such a tight competition speaks volumes about their potential.

    I can’t wait to find out, hopefully they let us know tonight.

  56. al August 14, 2008 11:39 am

    d1 #31…..ditto.

  57. al August 14, 2008 11:42 am

    ladies and gentlemen…..
    the envelope please.
    (rustle, rustle) um the rustling of an envelope being opened.
    and the quarterback for the university of hawaii warriors for the opener of the 2008 season against the university of florida geckos is………

    just a few more hours folks.

  58. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 11:43 am

    J-Dog (#50),

    Truly sad, I’m still shaking my head, not understanding what the heck happened.

  59. J-Dog August 14, 2008 11:45 am

    I dunno if it’s the Oakley visor or what but Rausch looked Brennan-like.

  60. tom mui August 14, 2008 11:47 am

    Wow – the press guide came in today’s mail – very impressive!

    I’ll use my RGM (disguised as #7 DBess) card as a book mark!

  61. abdullah fataai August 14, 2008 11:51 am

    Kelli, i heard they will be around $70 or roughly the price of a fillup of gas!

  62. kansas blows August 14, 2008 11:52 am

    the other local paper’s blog is saying that all signs point to rausch as the starter. any confirmation?

  63. Jack Flash August 14, 2008 11:53 am

    Rausch is it!?

  64. January Jones August 14, 2008 11:56 am

    Brennan Rausch! I mean Brent Rausch!

  65. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 11:57 am

    wow! what a shock. Rausch is named starting QB!

  66. J-Dog August 14, 2008 11:58 am

    If it’s true, I wonder if it was the plan of the coaches to down play Rausch.

  67. Jason August 14, 2008 11:59 am

    Hehe, I think everyone here knows how much I love Rausch. I actually had him 3rd after Saturday’s practice, but he showed some very good ability. To be able to ascend to the #1 spot, that to me shows how tight this competition was. All three guys pushed each other well.

  68. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 12:00 pm

    180 lbs is rather thin, don’t you think? Yeah, I know Colt weighed around there, too, but still…

  69. ryan August 14, 2008 12:04 pm

    congrats to Brent!

  70. Kazz August 14, 2008 12:04 pm

    I remember early reports of Rausch saying that he has leadership skills.

  71. Jason August 14, 2008 12:06 pm

    That was the main reason why I had him at #3, I thought he could take this year off, gain some weight, and really study the system with the hope that he could be a two-year starter. But if he’s ready, then he’s ready.

  72. djmitcho August 14, 2008 12:08 pm

    WOW + Rausch = Wausch!!!

  73. July Jones August 14, 2008 12:08 pm

    Nice name January (Bitter). Anyway is that true about BR. He does have three to play and could be a great investment for future seasons.
    But wow you guys sure do got a lot of love/respect for Blaze. Hes always hurt. I knew he was gonna be hurt this year, and next year and the year after that. And UFC please if he gets all busted up with pads on hate to see what Lidell or even washed up Shamrock would do to him without Pads. Hope PF lives up to the hype because we definately need a defensive leader in the LB corpse once Sol and AL leave. Put Heun on D.
    ST who got all the reps today

  74. longboarder August 14, 2008 12:08 pm

    well mr. graunke your ride to idiot stardom is now complete. that starting job was yours for the taking but you proved to your team, this state, and most importantly yourself that you have rocks for brains. face the facts–the job was yours and all you had to do was meet your responsibilities as a student athlete. you had people on this blog BELIEVING in you and saying ridiculous things such has IN TYLER WE TRUST. i have no idea what they were smoking or should it be what the heck were you smoking. i know i may be harsh and face some flames but i’m more pissed for the fact that there were teammates of yours who were not even invited to fall camp, have no scholarship, and have busted their tails off just to wear the green and white–and will probably never travel or step on the field during game time. you took that chance away from somebody who met the responsibilities of being a student athlete.

  75. d1島 August 14, 2008 12:10 pm

    I want a QB who can throw like Colt.
    I want a Slot who can get open like Davone.
    I want a Wide who will fight for the ball like JRiv.
    I want a RB who can explode like Nasty.
    I want an OLine like….well, I want an OLine.

    …and I’ll take that with a large Diet Pepsi, please.

    Excuse me!
    Where’s the rest of my order?

    Good Luck Brent!

  76. Garret August 14, 2008 12:10 pm

    Wow, congratulations to Brent! He also has the most eligibility of the 3 candidates, with 3 years to play. I trust the coaches and they have far more information available to them than anybody else, so I’m sure they picked the best player. Brent had to *really* do well to beat out Inoke and Alexander, as they had been the favorites to win the job.

    I wonder how many people expected this selection? I’ve read *many* predictions here and elsewhere and everyone seemed to be focused on Inoke vs. Alexander.

    I hope that Inoke and Alexander do not give up. It is a long season and UH will need at least 2 game-ready QBs since QBs rarely make it all the way through a season without getting hurt.

  77. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 12:13 pm

    congrats to Rausch. looks like da deuce seven offsuit beat pocket aces and pocket kings. to all 3 qb’s keep working your tails off, neva know what might happen.

    now what’s da deal with Taylor and Blount. Is it upper campus keeping them off da field again?? c’mon upper campus compliance people, i know you might be new but let’s geta move on, huh.

  78. Garret August 14, 2008 12:14 pm

    By the way, it would be a good idea if someone could pick up posters and schedule cards to pass out at the K-Call. And UH is now providing a way for the mainland fans to get them!

    The University of Hawai’i Athletics Department is producing men’s and women’s sports posters and schedule cards for UH fans during the course of the year.

    Currently, football, women’s volleyball, and women’s soccer posters and schedule cards are available.

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  79. d1島 August 14, 2008 12:14 pm

    Geez…reading the comments to the Breaking News story it took exactly two comments to start questioning the choice and another couple to ask who is the #2 guy? 👿
    Still the same story for Hawaii fans: The most popular guy in the State is the #2 UH QB! 🙁

  80. bb August 14, 2008 12:17 pm

    i will now change my depth chart on ncaa 2009 with brent being number one. my dynasty starts tonight.

  81. Jason August 14, 2008 12:18 pm

    d1: That’s why I don’t read those comments.

  82. Tombo Ahi August 14, 2008 12:20 pm

    i was thinking it was down to greg and inoke too. here’s a great quote from rolo, which is from ST’s article today:

    Of the three, Rolovich said, Rausch throws “the prettiest ball. I know Colt’s (passes were) pretty, but the sidearm (motion) was always the thing. Rausch can put it on you with the tight spiral. And he’s 6-4, so the thing is coming. He almost has some anger to him on the field. When people doubt him, he’s angry. He’s really playing well lately.”

    ohhhh yeah.

  83. Jack Flash August 14, 2008 12:21 pm

    I won’t actually believe it until I hear it straight from coach Mack and Co. Anyone want odds on the coach naming someone else as the starter? It sounds like something Mack would do just to have fun with the press…

  84. expat August 14, 2008 12:21 pm

    I have actually been to Bend, but that was back in High School. Anyway, good for Brent.

  85. Jon August 14, 2008 12:22 pm


    I’m very surprised. I was at practice last Saturday and would have put Rausch at 3rd. Good luck to him!

  86. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 12:24 pm

    Alexander might, ahem, have a foot injury.

  87. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 14, 2008 12:25 pm

    Hi everyone!

    Congrats to Brent! It appears he’s in a good situation both for himself and UH as he has 3 years to play 3, so theoretically if his potential is almost Colt-like (nobody can replace Colt, but can try), we could be making some noise not only next year but in 2010 when we have USC and Colorado on the schedule.

    I’m also interested to see how Alexander will take it. He has 2 to play 2, but no doubts that he’ll make a solid backup for now as he takes more time to learn the system. Who knows? He might make a run at the starting job for his senior year.

  88. ryan August 14, 2008 12:26 pm

    So Alexander is injured?

  89. expat August 14, 2008 12:27 pm

    Oh, and Liz, the reported problems with the 3G chipset on the iPhone are very limited and would only likely come into play in over saturated areas. I have had my original iPhone from day 2 and am trying hard to figure out a way to justify getting the new one. It is insane how many Apple is selling right now. Incidentally, I was fortunate enough to buy the very first iPod on the very first day it was available. I pre-ordered and got one of the three that my local store received. This was of course before there was an Apple store in the Portland area.

  90. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 12:27 pm

    did this foot injury prevent him from ascending to the #1 position? this rausch decision probably convinced a lot more poeple to go to practice tomorrow especially since its a holiday

  91. d1島 August 14, 2008 12:27 pm

    What (who?) was he trying to kick?

  92. Curt August 14, 2008 12:27 pm

    Wow. Interesting if it’s Rausch. I remember ST saying long ago that he thought Rausch was the most accurate during the early summer work outs. But, it seemed like all the Tsaikos & others who reported back from the practices focused primarily on Alexander and Funaki. Hopefully, we’ll get official word soon…can’t wait. Go Warriors!

  93. d1島 August 14, 2008 12:32 pm

    ryan, CRW(FL), dpc,
    My guess is that Stephen is trying to tell us how “competitive” Alexander is

  94. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 12:35 pm

    ah thanx d1, sometimes a can be a dumba$$, okay more often than sometimes i guess 🙂

  95. midori7 August 14, 2008 12:35 pm

    Wow. Congrats to Brent Rausch! Didn’t see that coming.

    yup, a lot more spectators at tomorrow’s practices. wish I could be there too.

  96. Kazz August 14, 2008 12:36 pm

    Jack Flash,

    Would Coach Mack pull a “Statue of Liberty” on Tsai? Or anyone else in the local media?

    I’m starting to have January 2007/2008-type feelings all over again.

    Whew… what a MANIC 2008 this has been for UH football!!!

  97. jojo ® August 14, 2008 12:36 pm

    Interesting news about the #1 quarterback and Stephen Tsai, what’s with the “Ahem”?

    homey, dpk, tree, sorry for the jojo

  98. d1島 August 14, 2008 12:38 pm

    Oh well….
    I guess I’ll wait ’til later to get the rest of my order filled ’cause…


  99. Kazz August 14, 2008 12:38 pm

    Hope this will set the tone for the entire team.

    As many people had their eyes on Funaki and Alexander… Raush won the day.


    As many people expect Hawaii to fail this season WE WILL WIN THE DAY(s)!!!

  100. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 12:42 pm

    Congratulations to Rausch…I actually thought all the QBs needed some work on Saturday, but heck, I’m a defensive guy sooooo….. If the coaches think he’s the one that progressed the most and is ready to be primed for the starting job than so be it…they have more films to watch and information to glean from to pick the best QB at the moment who is ready to go.


  101. 3-Prong August 14, 2008 12:43 pm

    Congrats to BR. In a passing attack, you need to go with the purest of passers.

  102. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 12:57 pm

    UH folks aren’t allowed to talk about injuries.

  103. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:00 pm

    Overall, I think the Warrior Nation should be proud of whoever the starting QB would have been.

    Of course we try to encourage and support our local braddahs but our adopted ohana should be equally supported as well.

    Brent Rausch has apparently been chosen to lead us into Florida and I assume the rest of the way for 2008.

    Brent Rausch will know first hand what it will mean to lead Hawaii’s team and he will know soon enough what it will take to be the “man”.

    Best wishes to Brent Rausch. Remember braddah, you are now “our guy”, we got your back!!!!

  104. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:02 pm


    Had a chance to talk with Rausch or any of the other QBs yet?

  105. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:03 pm

    To Under Armour,

    Ok, it’s seems pretty much gravy at this point.



  106. Waipio Warrior August 14, 2008 1:04 pm

    Still a little shocked with some mixed emotions but good luck to Brent Rausch. I was kinda rooting for the local boy. Hey Inoke don’t give up man!

  107. J-Dog August 14, 2008 1:09 pm

    I’d like a #44 jersey please.

  108. Nail August 14, 2008 1:09 pm


  109. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:16 pm


    August 14th, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    I’d like a #44 jersey please.

    At this point, I don’t care what # it is, I just want one!!! I would however prefer #53.

  110. al August 14, 2008 1:18 pm

    “surprise, surprise, surprise”………….gomer pyle, usmc.

    well not totally surprised. mr. tsai gave a few hints in the past few days that rausch was really improving/impressing recently. that could have been the reason for the ongoing delays in naming the qb.

    let’s hope the other qb’s are supportive of this choice.

    let the games begin!

    …nuff said!

  111. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:21 pm

    Waipio Warrior:

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    Still a little shocked with some mixed emotions but good luck to Brent Rausch. I was kinda rooting for the local boy. Hey Inoke don’t give up man!

    We all root for our local braddahs but NO ONE is above the team.

    But Funaki is a good young man and understand what the priorities are. He will continue to be a leader and will set examples in many other ways and in NO WAY will he ever “quit”.

    We have not seen the last of Alexander or Funaki, as Coach Mack made no bones about making necessary changes if the original plans don’t work out.

    Besides, wasn’t it mentioned before that whoever the starter against Florida is, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the starter for the rest of the season?

  112. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:22 pm

    Nothing gets past Al I guess… 😉


  113. guiltypleasure August 14, 2008 1:22 pm

    Tsai is awesome. He should be called Mr Inside Scoops as evidenced on his call in to 1420 on Monday afternoon. One of the animals asked for his opinion on who would get the starting job. He mentioned Rausch’s name. At first, I was like, huh????? Maybe he’s not telling the whole truth. Now we all know.

  114. abdullah fataai August 14, 2008 1:25 pm

    you guys will want another number jersey after Florida gets through pounding #16 into the turf. Does the Sugar Bowl ring a bell? BR is in for a beating because the O-line is largely the same that faced Georgia. I’m not really celebrating any starting QB until they prove they can survive the beasts in the SEC.

  115. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 1:27 pm

    KAZZ…that is so true. Remember at one point Colt wasn’t the starting QB, it was actually Tyler…than Colt won the job and the rest is history….

  116. al August 14, 2008 1:33 pm

    rausch was the first qb offered this past year. the word was that he was a colt-clone.

    first of a hundred who sent videos.

    hey, would that mean his running mate theliar will now strongly consider the home team, too???

    jus speculating.

  117. Kazz August 14, 2008 1:35 pm

    We will “celebrate” anyone that is chosen to lead our team.

    Collegiate athletes should get all the support they can get from the fans.

    Unlike pro-sports where their FAT paychecks SHOULD reflect their performance… but that’s just me.

  118. Jack Flash August 14, 2008 1:37 pm

    Kazz- AMEN TO THAT!!!

  119. Curt August 14, 2008 1:39 pm

    What a comeback for Brent Rausch. Hopefully, he’ll do it on the field as field as well. Good to hear that he’s learning and getting better and better.

    With 3 QBs in a tight race, too bad for the #2 and #3 (mental reps only). Keep plugging away braddahs; ya neva know wat da fucha holds.

  120. curveball August 14, 2008 1:41 pm

    I was at practice today and Rausch definitely looked the best. The defense also looks good but the O line really is not there yet. Pilares and Washington look awesome.

  121. Gorg August 14, 2008 1:43 pm

    Here here, Kazz! Fat paychecks and fat heads sometimes!!

    We need to back whoever is taking the snaps. Of course, he needs to perform and get positive results. Can’t wait till the season starts

  122. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 14, 2008 1:43 pm

    Like many of us, I’ll be supporting all of the QBs on the team, regardless of who may be starting against Florida or any other game. That said, while selecting a starter for the Florida game is important, it won’t be the end-all-be-all if things don’t pan out with Rausch in this game.

    To me, the second half of the Oregon State game will be the most telling with regards to the QB situation—whether or not they decide to stick with Rausch if things aren’t going well in this game. Heading into WAC play, Oregon State gives us a first shot at seeing what we’ll possibly be going up against when we head to Fresno and Boise. We don’t have to beat them (though that is preferable), but if we can’t keep it close in this game, methinks we’ll be in for a long conference season.

  123. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 14, 2008 1:45 pm

    …..though I no like think that.

  124. Koauka August 14, 2008 1:46 pm

    Get after it Brent!

  125. curveball August 14, 2008 1:50 pm

    It will be interesting to see who ends up #2. Alexander looked off today as if he was bothered by something either physical or mental. I did not see him limp or anything like that..

  126. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 1:50 pm

    Spoke several times with Brent.
    He’s a pretty remarkable story. Best, of course, is that UH stole him from SMU, sort of.
    Dan Morrison mentioned to Rolo, who was at CCSF at the time, that UH really liked Rausch. Rolo remembered that when he replaced Morrison, who went to SMU. UH offered Rausch, who accepted. SMU made a late pitch but it was too late.

  127. fish August 14, 2008 1:52 pm

    So who’s headed this way for the Oregon State game? I saw a link to a list somewhere .. I’m in Salem, about halfway in between Corvallis & Portland.

    I’ve been lurking the entire summer .. it’s been a while since I’ve posted ..

  128. @Fish,

    Use the website below:

    Or click on my handle above.

  129. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 1:56 pm

    Wow, that’s a little bit of a shocker, but looking back, there where some signs and hints. I only thought that Rausch was just too far behind the others when he came in, but to come on like that, from behind and maybe win the day, sure tells us a lot about this young man. One thing’s for sure, he is a fighter and must be super talented + smart to make up such a gap.

    I’m still holding my breath, awaiting final word, but ST’s little hints and ominous remarks usually have a way of coming true.

  130. Rob25 August 14, 2008 1:58 pm

    Ronnie and I asked ST at an UW who he thought would win starting QB back in June, he said it was Rausch. He did look the best throwing the ball. So props to you ST for that.

    I like what I see from Alexander. I heard Rob talking about how his wasn’t as good going through his progressions, which I must admit I wasn’t focusing on since the receivers are learning too. I like having a QB with some height though. Inoke is great and will help Rausch mature and develop his skills.

  131. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 1:59 pm


    Abdullah….point taken. I do think, however, that although the O-Line is basically the same package that played against UGA in the Sugar Bowl, the difference will be in the offense we’ll be running. It is more of a traditional run and shoot, where we actually run the ball sometimes. The problem I saw with the Sugar Bowl is that the speed rush from the outside was killing us. The tackles were getting beat. However, over 75 percent of the plays that were run in the Sugar Bowl were from the shotgun, making it easier for the DEs to line up a little further outside and with their speed, they’d just beat the tackles to the punch. This isn’t as easy when the QB is lining up under center and the possibility for a run exists. If the DEs overshoot the play, their could be containment problems so the DEs are kept more honest. In the Sugar Bowl, Hawaii’s running game was non-existant. JMHO.

  132. Rob25 August 14, 2008 2:00 pm

    Way to go Rolo…that’s the way to work, get there before the other guy.

  133. curveball August 14, 2008 2:02 pm

    I was talking to a couple of guys at practice who are UH students. They have been going to practice every day. They predicted today that it would be Rausch. They say you could see him get better every day. Apparently so did the coaches.

  134. J-Dog August 14, 2008 2:04 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Spoke several times with Brent.
    He’s a pretty remarkable story. Best, of course, is that UH stole him from SMU, sort of.
    Dan Morrison mentioned to Rolo, who was at CCSF at the time, that UH really liked Rausch. Rolo remembered that when he replaced Morrison, who went to SMU. UH offered Rausch, who accepted. SMU made a late pitch but it was too late.

    WOW! What a heads-up by Rolo.

  135. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 2:08 pm

    Of all the candidates, Rausch reminded me the most of Colt. Not that he’s even close in talent, but he had that personality. And he’s very accurate. I also think his personality will be able to handle the scrutiny.

  136. Garret August 14, 2008 2:15 pm


    Thank you for the story behind Brent’s recruiting! Great job by Rolo for getting Rausch!

  137. fish August 14, 2008 2:17 pm

    Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) – THANKS for the link!!

  138. homey August 14, 2008 2:21 pm

    Anyone went to practice today?

  139. curveball August 14, 2008 2:21 pm

    I totally agree with you on his accuracy. I also like his quick release and speed on the ball. There is a bit of Colt there. I really like the 6’4″ part. He is skinny though more Rainbow needed.

  140. Shannon August 14, 2008 2:22 pm

    Congrats to Rausch!!! But…what happens if Graunke ends up getting his academics together and qualifies?

  141. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 2:23 pm


    Colt’s first year he was a little wild and not near what he became. If you say that Brent reminds you of Colt and he’s accurate as you say, he couldn’t be THAT far off from Colt. I will compare Colts first year with Brents first year, that might reveal a better picture. Off course, Colt was one of a kind, but still, he must be really talented coming on and starting from so far behind. I never thought he would be able to catch up. I must say, I’m impressed by his feat.

  142. al August 14, 2008 2:24 pm

    yup, stephen’s been saying that all along. i think i first heard him say that while we were recruiting rausch back in january.

  143. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 2:26 pm


    Unfortunately, I think Graunkes goose is cooked.

  144. al August 14, 2008 2:27 pm

    if graunke does get his stuff together and if he is reinstated he would be at the bottom of the list. i am not sure if he could climb his way back up at this point. not under this regime anyway. had it been jj, who knows what may happen. but, mack is a man of principle and all about fairness which works both ways.

  145. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 2:27 pm

    ST, how could Kanoa’s pick of Inoke be so off? I thought he attended practices also.

  146. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 2:29 pm

    Hey, fish, long time no see… although if I remember correctly you did post about a week or two ago. Are you going down to the game? You should join us for the pre-game breakfast that LizKauai is organizing..

  147. Hawaiianbod August 14, 2008 2:31 pm

    Shannon at best – 4th string. You know the old adage: YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE!!!

  148. al August 14, 2008 2:31 pm

    gigi…..i think kanoa was expressing his personal pick, one more out of sentiment.

    i do believe that inoke will be number two. especially if alexander has a lame wheel.

  149. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 2:34 pm

    GO BRENT!! Now I have to look for his Kauai cuz and give him a HI FIVE!

  150. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 2:37 pm

    Gigi, Kanoa BETRAYED you!

  151. Hawaiianbod August 14, 2008 2:38 pm

    Aunty Gigi – for that reason most everyone else were off the mark. That’s why it’s called PREDICTION

  152. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 2:40 pm

    I think if anybody watched Rausch last week, they would not have been impressed.
    But Pride was always impressed with his footwork. And Pride raved about him today.

  153. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 2:41 pm

    haha, OK, guys!

  154. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 2:42 pm

    ST, maybe Rausch for a chat hour here? I barely know the guy. More info, please!

  155. curveball August 14, 2008 2:44 pm

    what did you think of the field goals today….

  156. Kazz August 14, 2008 2:44 pm

    Intangibles, intangibles, and the intangibles.

    These can be the differences in key situations.

  157. ewagirl08 August 14, 2008 3:02 pm

    Can we get some pictures?

  158. NYUH August 14, 2008 3:03 pm

    I wonder if they felt like they had to test Brent now, or because of his remaining eligibility, risk his transfer (- to SMU?). Obviously he has been doing well or the coaches would not have really cared.

  159. homey August 14, 2008 3:07 pm

    Practice notes:

    sjmacro pointed out a tree.

    From my observations, Rego has the quickest feet of the RB’s.

    I focused on the QB’s and the receivers. During the warmups I noticed that #16 threw the best ball with the least effort. #12 has a low release point considering he is a taller person. #11 has an athletic throw, neither fluid nor uncoordinated.

    Then the QB’s started throwing to the receivers as they went through their progression routes. #16, IMHO, clearly threw the most accurate and catchable (sp?) passes (All because Avery caught every one of #16’s passes).

    During the 1-1 and the 7-7, IMHO again, #16 threw the best. By best I mean the way he looked down the field, they way he picked out his receiver, the way he threw the ball, the footwork in the pocket, the way he composed himself, the way he threw the ball with velocity and/or touch, and the accuracy.

    Then to my surprise when the 11-11 started, #16 started and took the most reps. There were some shaky moments but he did come through throwing several TD’s in the redzone and showed he could move the ball in the 2-minute drill.

    My pick, based on the few hours I saw would be #16. He just stood out from the rest.

    The receivers:

    #1 is the real deal! Awesome hands and route running ability. He also made an ESPN highlight catch during the 2-minute drills.

    #5 is cat quick and fast. Good hands too! Knows how to get a DB out of position with his subtle moves and then BAM he blows right past them. He is a playah!

    #84 is getting better, that’s my man because he works so hard and doesn’t seem to mind when his teammates get on him for his slight mistakes.

    #21 has excellent hands and is able to find the seams in the zone.

    That’s about all I saw because some people just kept talking story with me and I didn’t see anything else.

    Oh one last thing. #2 is really really good and #18 made some big defensive plays against the receivers and #8 broke up several passes in the redzone.

    That’s all.

  160. Garret August 14, 2008 3:07 pm

    Wow, CBS and the SEC signed a *15-year* extension on their TV deal.

    Calling the SEC “the gold standard of college athletics,” CBS announced Thursday that it had signed an unprecedented 15-year extension to show the league’s football and men’s basketball game through the year 2023. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

    The current contract between the SEC and CBS was scheduled to end after the 2008 season. The two parties have been negotiating for the entire year.

    CBS has an 11-year deal with the NCAA to televise the men’s basketball tournament. This 15-year television deal is believed to be the longest in the history of college sports.

    But in this new deal CBS did get the right to pick the first football game during every week of the regular season. In the previous deal ESPN got the first pick a few weeks out of the season.

  161. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 3:08 pm


    he made that much of an improvement in one week?

  162. Garret August 14, 2008 3:08 pm


    Thank you for the practice report!

  163. Jason August 14, 2008 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the recap, Jerry.

  164. Garret August 14, 2008 3:09 pm

    I’m glad that articles like this on the weakest college football schedules will no longer mention UH!

  165. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 3:10 pm

    Check homey doing his Glanville impersonation.

  166. homey August 14, 2008 3:10 pm

    curveball – you were there? the iceman made huge kicks considering he was kicking against the wind. Also, all his kicks were accurate. Even the 52 and 57 yard kicks were on line. Plus he almost hit the videographer in the tower!

  167. curveball August 14, 2008 3:11 pm

    are you sharing my concern for the O line…

  168. Joel August 14, 2008 3:11 pm

    Maybe it was Rausch’s eligibility that played a role in the decision. Coaches like to play guys early, in this case, three years than two. This adversity will make Funaki stronger.

  169. homey August 14, 2008 3:11 pm

    WM – Hey, I didn’t have a roster! 😆

  170. Jason August 14, 2008 3:12 pm

    I only saw last Saturday’s practice, but people talk about “improvement.” If you watch his highlights, you will see that he’s always had the ability. I would hypothesize that it’s a growing familiarity with the offense and his teammates that has allowed Rausch to ascend to the starting role.

  171. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 3:13 pm

    Thanks, homey. Now if we could see names attached to the numbers, that would be cool.

  172. da princess' classmate August 14, 2008 3:13 pm

    thanx so much for da summary homey

    BTW, who’s the #1 guy opposite Salas in practices. Still ML, or is he hurt? can’t wait to see MW in action, he’s been very patient these last 3 years as well as AB.

    any1 know about Rausch’s mobility in and around da pocket?

  173. curveball August 14, 2008 3:14 pm

    if that ball would have hit the guy in the tower it would have knocked him off… I dont think he ever saw it coming…Kelly has NFL written on his forehead…

  174. Vanessa August 14, 2008 3:15 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos!

    Good news for Brent Rausch! Like many of you, I am waiting for the official announcement from Coach Mack. I watched some youtube vids of Brent & he is pretty awesome.

    Anyone know what time practice is for tomorrow? Thanks..

  175. homey August 14, 2008 3:15 pm

    curveball – Yes, I do have concerns about the o-line since many of the blitzers during the 11 vs 11 were getting through virtually unblocked or beating the tackles off the edge.

  176. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 3:16 pm

    Dan Kelly 6’3″
    Jason Elam 5’11”

    I guess height doesn’t matter for a kicker.

  177. curveball August 14, 2008 3:17 pm


    On the 11’s I think 1/3 of the plays would have been sacks…

  178. homey August 14, 2008 3:19 pm

    #16 – Rausch
    #12 – Alexander
    #11 – Funaki
    #1 – Salas
    #5 – Washington
    #21 – Pilares
    Rego – #22
    #2 – Mouton
    #8 – Kafentzis (sp)
    #18 – Bryant

  179. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 3:20 pm

    homey and curveball…yeah, agree that Kelly had some awesome long distance kicks (at least from what I saw on Saturday)…but I hope he can put it into the end zone more this year on kickoffs…it hurts us when the opponent is always starting with the ball on the 30 – 35 after kickoffs….always good field position.

  180. Kazz August 14, 2008 3:22 pm

    It’s against NCAA regulations for Homey to identify collegiate athletes by their names.

  181. homey August 14, 2008 3:22 pm

    curveball – yep, a lot of those green jersey’s were just standing in front of the QB!

    dpc – iirc I think it was #89 opposite of #1. sjmacro or myki would know.

  182. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 3:23 pm


  183. homey August 14, 2008 3:25 pm

    Oh, another thing, I waved to the Wahine Soccer team as they were doing their warm-ups on the soccer field. GO Chelsea!

    Spoke with Joey Cadiz and he said he is so glad to be given the opportunity to be on the practice field with the guys. Props to the coaches for recognizing hard work.

    I’m not speaking to (J)J cause he did a jojo on me yesterday. 😆

  184. Kazz August 14, 2008 3:26 pm

    Homey or anyone,

    Was there any work with the special(service) teams unit?

  185. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 3:26 pm

    homey/curveball…from what I saw on Saturday..I also think the O-line will be our biggest test this year. But heck, who knows, maybe they’ll surprise us…..

  186. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 3:28 pm

    homey…lol…well, when we were only given 30 minutes for lunch and it wasn’t until 1:00…I figured you were done by then…I just ran to Mandalay and got a salad….and ran back to the IT room….for my class….I apologize if I hurt your feelings….but I could never be JOJO….too tall….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  187. homey August 14, 2008 3:29 pm

    Kazz – in the beginning of practice they did punt coverage drills and used the service teams.

  188. homey August 14, 2008 3:30 pm

    Can someone tell (J)J the Pepa was still out of practice.

    Purcell has an oowee on his arm on the first play of 11-11’s and was held out thereafter.

    MLB Leonard was back in the mix today.

  189. homey August 14, 2008 3:31 pm

    I mean LB Leonard was back in the mix today.

  190. curveball August 14, 2008 3:31 pm

    (Jesse) James:

    They better hurray up because the D handed them their lunch today..

    Also Lane looked good today the few times I saw him…

  191. J-Dog August 14, 2008 3:31 pm


    August 14th, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    I wonder if they felt like they had to test Brent now, or because of his remaining eligibility, risk his transfer (- to SMU?). Obviously he has been doing well or the coaches would not have really cared.

    I doubt this simply because he has 3 to play 3, so he has already used his RS year. If he were to transfer to another D1-A school, he would have to sit out another year which would leave him with only 1 to play 1.

  192. homey August 14, 2008 3:32 pm

    Can someone tell (J)J excuses excuses, I waited till 2:00p.m. then drove home with rage.

    See you on Saturday!

  193. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 3:34 pm

    Don’t worry about the O-Line just yet. Remember, our defense is awesome and fast, which bodes well for Florida. Our O is still coming together and now that we have a starting QB, everything around him will start to fall in place. Matter of fact, if our O-Line would be able to hold off our D at this point of training camp, I’d worry a lot more. They’ll be ready come game time ( I hope, lol ).

  194. (Jesse) James August 14, 2008 3:34 pm

    okay homey…I get the picture…waaaaaahhhhhh waaaahhhhh….

    Geez, can’t you give a guy a break….LOL…. 🙂

    I’ll buy you a drink on Saturday…..

  195. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 3:37 pm

    Ya know, I had a funny feeling about Rausch when photographer Tsai posted his pic showing him completing a throw with that “Colt-esque” back foot off the ground. I’m glad I will be going to practice tomorrow on the first day he is officially number one. The fact that he beat out Inoke and Craig speaks volumes.

    I see Inoke at #2.

    Don’t count Graunke out yet. He may be a contender later in the season if he gets cleared to play.

  196. curveball August 14, 2008 3:38 pm

    Anybody…..I do not have a rooster Who is #74 on the O line I liked him today..playing r.guard..he had a attitude in the 11’s

  197. homey August 14, 2008 3:39 pm

    C’mon guys it’s not official yet. Like ST wrote, all signs do point to Rausch but it hasn’t been chiseled in stone yet.

    Can someone tell (J)J that my drinks are taken care of already…and no duets on Saturday.

  198. homey August 14, 2008 3:40 pm

    Is #74 Ieru?

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 3:44 pm

    Thanks fer tha swell recap of practice lil buddy.

  200. warrior fan August 14, 2008 3:47 pm

    rolo is an idiot he needs to go back and coach junior college ball, noke should be the man so open your eyes rolo u mahu.!!!


  201. homey August 14, 2008 3:51 pm

    Another thing, Liz Chun wakes up and goes straight to practice.

    warrior fan – It’s not all Rolo’s decision. Coach Mack, Lee and all the other offensive coaches have their say too.

  202. J-Dog August 14, 2008 3:55 pm

    Why did Rausch shave his head?

    maybe he’ll take the Colt thing one step further and tattoo the islands on his head hahaha.

  203. curveball August 14, 2008 4:08 pm

    Wie shoots a 75 ..way back

  204. Kazz August 14, 2008 4:09 pm


    I would assume that wouldn’t be Emo.

    Or would it?

    Homey, in reference to the first statement in your post (#202).

    I know what you mean. I’ve seen this.

    Something along the lines of INSTANTLY after she wakes up, she goes to Manoa.

  205. al August 14, 2008 4:09 pm

    homey….did she brush? her teeth.

  206. al August 14, 2008 4:11 pm

    dpk….it is physically impossible to throw anything with effort without your back foot coming off the ground.

  207. Maverick August 14, 2008 4:11 pm

    Being that I reside off island, and not being able to attend any practices ( Which is probably a good thing, cuz if I lived on Oahu, I would be playing hookie from work to attend, and would not be able to hold down a job.)

    Anyone’s input that attends on Rausch’s personality when it comes down to Firing up the team emotionally with confidence when needed ? Colt sure seemed to posess that gift.

  208. Rob14 August 14, 2008 4:21 pm

    Nice one (J)J! You know that homey and I are going to be in the back corner with Bulla!

    It’s funny because I was thinking Rausch and then watched Alexander at practice and Rausch wasn’t impressive at all. I thought that he was struggling. Then I haven’t been there since Saturday and he has made the ascent…good for him.

    Hi homey!

  209. curveball August 14, 2008 4:23 pm

    I think we will see that in the next week if he is indeed the guy.. its hard to take a big leadership role when you are in a 3 way competition and you started out the underdog…rumor has it that he can……

  210. Rob14 August 14, 2008 4:26 pm

    warrior fan – I think that its okay to have your favorites, but be mature enough to respect someone else’s opinion…or in this case, a group’s decision.

  211. Maverick August 14, 2008 4:29 pm

    Is there a scheduled scrimmage next week ?
    I would of thought this decision for QB would of been completed after. A good ole’ 100 play scrimmage sure gets the juices flowing.

  212. Kazz August 14, 2008 4:29 pm


    August 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Anyone’s input that attends on Rausch’s personality when it comes down to Firing up the team emotionally with confidence when needed ? Colt sure seemed to posess that gift.

    From the pre game speech in the locker room last season before the Boise State game:

    Colt Brennan: “Tonight, we end these f****rs”.

  213. curveball August 14, 2008 4:51 pm

    Posted on: February 2, 2008 at 8:42:43 am
    JC quarterback commits to UH
    Quarterback Brent Rausch of College of the Desert (Palm Springs, Calif.) today accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
    “Yes, I’m going to be a Warrior,” Rausch said. “I love it here. I love the people and the program.”
    Rausch, who is 6 feet 4 and 190 pounds, will have three years to play three seasons.
    Last season, he threw for more than 2,600 yards and 28 touchdowns.
    “He’s a tough kid,” College of the Desert coach Dean Dowty said. “He’ll get in there and compete. Hawai‘i will be very happy with him. He was the sharpest passer I’ve seen of anybody last year, and I’ve seen some of the better quarterbacks last year.”

    * * *

  214. Maverick August 14, 2008 5:05 pm

    Thanks curveball for your reply. I agree
    Kazz – Classic. Appropriate too.

  215. Postmanke August 14, 2008 5:09 pm

    Rausch is the best choice of the 3. Maybe not the strongest arm or fastest runner but this kid has some serious ability to getting the football to the right receiver. Fast! Real fast. 1 one thousand, 2 one thousand, 3 and it’s off. His timing is amazing. Lil bit of a gambler at times which will hurt us in some games, but better judgement will come with the rep’s. I think that is what coach Mac is banking on. I liked him from day 1. I’m telling you guys, squint your eye’s just a bit and watch him practice, you’ll think it’s Colt!

  216. shark August 14, 2008 5:15 pm

    Rausch good luck in the upcoming season, make us proud in the swamp and thruout the season, keep healthy and go Warriors…

  217. Dennis Halloran August 14, 2008 5:16 pm

    Because I live in the Desert for half the year, I have followed COD football. They had a coaching change a few years ago from a Hall of Fame type, Ken Swearingen, who brought the program back to a younger local guy. That is when Brent sat out a year after a very succesful 8 man year.(They throw a lot in elite 8 man) He was not surrounded by a great cast, but he took them to the playoffs. Shows LEADERSHIP. Add accuracy and BOOM. UH QB.
    I trust our coaches !

  218. BowsForever August 14, 2008 5:23 pm

    Kazz – got the link for Colt’s Boise State pregame pep talk?

  219. curveball August 14, 2008 5:24 pm

    The stats show him with a 4.6 40 …. not bad at all for 6’4″

  220. BowsForever August 14, 2008 5:24 pm

    And more “on topic” — Well if Rausch is contending for #1, I’d hope that can only be good news for the overall strength of our QBs.

  221. koakane™ August 14, 2008 5:32 pm

    ok den MPI american legion state champs beat calif in western regionals being held in arizona 14-4 plays 2nd game on friday which is night time double header. dunn good coach and mpi will rep hawaii well. anoddah hawaii team doing well on da continent.

  222. Kazz August 14, 2008 5:37 pm


    August 14th, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    Kazz – got the link for Colt’s Boise State pregame pep talk?

    I do not have a link to it, but I saw it on the June Jones Show epsiode following the Boise State game last season. They also showed Timo Paepule giving in his $0.02 and pumping up the team.

    But maybe Chawan_Cut has that episode of the JJ Show on his YouTube profile.

  223. Shannon August 14, 2008 5:40 pm

    You guys are right. If Graunke didn’t have his sh*t together when he needed to, he just may have missed the bus. As far as rausch beating out Funaki & Alexander; I think that says a lot about his talent, character and his potential. I feel bad for Funaki though… I still believe he’s a gamer and can make big plays on the field. But if the consensus decision from the likes of coaches Mac, The Lee Brothers, Rolo and Stutz says “Rausch it is”…than Rausch it is.

  224. koakane™ August 14, 2008 5:41 pm

    oh forgot to say afternoon tsaiko country how is everyone doing?

    congrads to brent for his ascending to numba 1, enoki you still in da mix keep but keep your head and represent when needed

    james I plan to make morning prac, what u going and anybody else going be dea? know myki and jerry automatic attendee’s

    wow just noticed my last post was duces across da board

  225. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 5:42 pm

    Quarterback Jason Campbell will open the game with the first-team offense. Backup Todd Collins will follow and play most of the first half. In a change, Derek Devine will start the third quarter and Colt Brennan will enter in the fourth and finish the game.

  226. Mike August 14, 2008 5:45 pm

    Big Bro has been saying all summer that Rausch could/should get the starting nod. Of course, he also thinks that Paula Abdul is the greatest entertainer of our generation, so I wasn’t really listening.

  227. koakane™ August 14, 2008 5:46 pm

    cleaning up now to getting ready to head home yahooooooo no school tomorrow and tanks to da kahuna for admissions day 8)

    catch you all on da oddah side lattas. no g-nalo not that koreamoku side :mrgreen:

  228. koakane™ August 14, 2008 5:47 pm

    e kala mai for such broken ingalish but excited to end da week already

    whooooooooooosh esme

  229. Mike August 14, 2008 5:49 pm

    Inoke will do whatever it takes to help his team win, and his experience will be needed as Rausch adjusts to a higher level of football. Talking to the o-line guys this week, it was important that a starter be named sooner than later to allow the rest of the offense to grow in one direction.

  230. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 5:51 pm

    Mike- may that direction be North South… preferably North!

  231. SteveM August 14, 2008 6:02 pm

    😆 😀 😆
    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 50

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    I will be listing the meal/pupu/goody potluck items that attendees might voluntarily bring to the Karaoke Call so everyone can see the overall “menu”. Not everyone should bring food, so don’t feel you must bring something.

    Please email me with your tentative food item or speciality dish (hint, hint). I will list it in the Events calendar section above.

  232. Maverick August 14, 2008 6:05 pm

    Liz – You know why Colt is slotted for the 4th quarter?
    Cuz Brett Farve will need to play almost the entire game to learn this teams offensive scheme, and will be scoring some multiple TD’s.
    Coach Zorn told Colt,” Son, I need you to go in and WIN this game for us. My other backups couldn’t do it. “

  233. Maverick August 14, 2008 6:06 pm

    This opening game against the Gator-skin shoes will be showing us at least 2 QB’s.
    -Weber St. Same outcome
    Oregon St. Who knows.

  234. Hawaiianbod August 14, 2008 6:07 pm

    Vanessa – here’s the 411:
    8:30am -11:30am

  235. LizKauai [Believer] August 14, 2008 6:07 pm

    In Coach Zorn’s press after- practice – conference, he mentions putting Colt in at the 4th quarter to work on time management and 2 minute drills if they are behind.

    Ar you thinking what I’m thinking??? (woohoo!)

  236. Maverick August 14, 2008 6:07 pm

    What I would like to know is.

    Who is # 2
    Who is # 3

  237. SteveM August 14, 2008 6:11 pm

    Less than 50 hours away…


    • Parking should not be a problem with the large parking lots.

    • Any carpooling and Designated Driver arrangements are probably already madeprivately, but it you are looking for a DD, please post request on blog.

    •The large (green) room has a lot of space but ice chest “pooling” recommended. Don’t block the aisles, they are needed for dancing 😉

    We may enter the room at around 7:45 PM (theoretically)

    Mrs. Bulla and d1shima will be entering songs into the system per my request (as they did at the April 19 KK call). We will have paper slips for writing song requests. Turn in song requests to Mrs. Bulla or d1shima.

    • Mrs. Bulla and the (Jagermeilter) Bombers will set in the front half of room for song input –also the Bomber table. All Tsai-kettes invited to stop by 🙂

    Bulla is setting up and tending a Midori Margarita/daquiri bar with assistance from Rob25 and has requested a back corner.

    WreckinEyez will have something interesting to set up in the other back corner…

    • Attempts to gather a food list has mostly failed so far, but please, only 1 bunch of watercress (don’t over-feed Bulla). Go ahead and bring your food/pupus…we’ll probably go to 12:45 AM and need the fuud. 🙂

    • At the current RSVP count, it is very likely that we will extend another hour to 12:45 AM (no additional cost). Stretch makes the on-scene call based on the nights finances.

    • Standby for a possible semi-organized singing program at around 10:30 PM. Maybe. Solos, duets, small group, etc. — emceed by WreckinEyez (who MC’d Blog Party 4 and rallied the Tsai-kos to their largest group song at the last KK call) 😕

  238. chawan_cut August 14, 2008 6:14 pm

    kazz, maverick, bowstock,
    i’ll go look to see if i have it somewhere.

  239. curveball August 14, 2008 6:15 pm

    Watching the practices I got to give #2 to Alexander…

  240. chawan_cut August 14, 2008 6:20 pm

    kazz, maverick, bowsforever (sorry),

    here you go!

    someone else takes care of uploading the JJ show, but here it is.

  241. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 6:22 pm

    I could be wrong, but I am speaking of to the throwing motion which JJ referred to regarding the position of the back foot. He said that all the best passers he has coached have that style, and that NOT everyone has that particular foot lifting motion. If I recall, Tsai might have referenced it as well. I see plenny QBs making throws without that kind of lift.

  242. Ralph August 14, 2008 6:22 pm

    Koakane I’ll be there for practice…you pulled a jojo on us last saturday for lunch, we waited for you before ordering and you never came back into Big City….I told Myki you’re in the parking lot waiting for Koa mahu, James got excited and went out to check on you guys

  243. Jason August 14, 2008 6:24 pm

    Oh man, I think I want to take out that DVD of the Boise game now … 😀

  244. kama krab August 14, 2008 6:26 pm

    Alojahs Everybody,

    Congrats to Braddah Brent Rausch. To Greg and Inoke keep it up cause it’s not over till it’s over. Keep the competition going all year long, it will only make you better.

  245. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 14, 2008 6:29 pm

    Thanks for the clip chawan_cut!

  246. kama krab August 14, 2008 6:31 pm

    Oh and one more thing. To the rest of the team keep on working your okoles off. We will need everybody at there best to compete with one of the beast in the SEC.

    Imua and Goooooo WARRIORS

  247. Maverick August 14, 2008 6:31 pm

    Mahalo Chawan – That was it.

    Lets all remember the good lesson from last year post game time.
    HOLD on to your HELMET!

  248. al August 14, 2008 6:34 pm

    dpk….when you throw a football or a baseball, and i don’t mean flipping it. you have to stride out with your left foot if you are righthanded. you plant your forward foot (the left) and then throw using the torque from your hips, torso, and shoulders which brings your arm forward. the momentum of this action naturally brings you back foot forward.

    watch all pitchers in baseball. watch all the people who toss an object with any amount of effort. there is no other way to throw.

  249. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 6:34 pm

    James and I are going to be at practice too.

  250. homey August 14, 2008 6:40 pm

    al – unless you throw like koamahu… 😆

  251. TChahng (Naha, Okinawa) August 14, 2008 6:48 pm

    Aloha Tsai-Kos!

    Congrats to Brent Rausch for being named #1. I’ve been checking daily for ST’s awesome updates from the land of undagi and goya. Now I can rest easy and enjoy the rest of my stay in Okinawa. I wrapped up my business and now I’m heading out to find some fresh authentic undagi. Wooohooo!!!

  252. Jason August 14, 2008 6:50 pm

    DPK: You’re talking about the QB’s back foot lifting before the ball is released. Personally, I don’t think it’s as big an indicator as one might think. It could be, but I’m not completely sold. Yes, Colt did release that foot earlier, but more significantly, he was very good at keeping his legs under his body, squaring his body toward his target, and generating velocity through his torso. Colt’s arm position (not throwing angle) was also very good, his arm never lagged behind.

    Rausch’s mechanics are pretty solid too. He probably uses his back leg better than Colt, especially when he plants off his drop. (Think Roger Clemens and how he uses his right leg [and steroids] to generate power.) I would definitely try and get him to hold the ball a little bit higher, although his release is still very, very quick.

  253. d1島: August 14, 2008 6:51 pm


    MmmmMmm….fresh andagi. Not sure wat da difference in authenticity but might have to go search fo’ some tomorrow (along wit laulau, eh Liz?)

  254. homey August 14, 2008 6:52 pm

    Another UH practice observation…Grasso punted better than I thought he would. He did have some weak ones but they were overshadowed by some consistent 40+ yarders. He may of been having a good day or he may be that much better than last season. IDK…just an observation of a snapshot of life.

  255. d1島: August 14, 2008 6:54 pm

    I think I recall the Former Coach mentioning that Colt would lift his foot as Jason describes and that only one or two others that he’d coached had ever done that. The Former Coach and Dan Morrison both mentioned that it was something they’d look for in their future recruiting evaluations.

  256. Jason August 14, 2008 6:54 pm

    homey: I thought Grasso had a bad hamstring last year.

  257. Kazz August 14, 2008 6:56 pm

    Was Grasso punting on the soccer field?

    When I saw Grasso punting the ball it looked like a bunch of 20-30 yarders, BUT then again the rest of the team were nearby doing their thing and I assume he wasn’t really putting much muscle into them as it seemed more like a punt blocking drill and there was limited space on the football practice field.

  258. NYUH August 14, 2008 6:57 pm

    Wow, didn’t see that one coming. The QB is such a major part of the team and its relationship with us fans. Can’t blame the Funaki folks for being a bit bummed. Not sure how I feel about it myself. But after a few days of relatively down news, this has its positives. Got a feeling we will see more than one QB in the swamp though.

    Getting the Jets-Skins game here in HD. Looking forward to a tight game with Colt pulling it out in the end. Why not win three games in a row?

  259. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 6:57 pm

    I understand that al, I’m speaking about something different which I remember JJ talking about when he was talking about Colt and other great QBs he has coached. There is something unique in the lift of the foot.

  260. d1島: August 14, 2008 6:58 pm


    a snapshot of life

    Wow, I suddenly feel like buying Kodak film for my Instamatic…


  261. homey August 14, 2008 6:59 pm

    DPK – I agree with Jason in that the leg plant and push is important but most of the power is generated by the hips. The hips provide the torque that is required by the upper body, mainly the shoulders and the arm. Ack, what do I know, I can’t even swim.

  262. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 7:00 pm

    Yah Jason, that!!! 🙂

  263. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 7:01 pm

    Sorry I mentioned it…

  264. homey August 14, 2008 7:01 pm

    Kazz – he was on the field punting during warm-ups and during the punt coverage drills.

  265. Jason August 14, 2008 7:01 pm

    DPK: See #253 and #256.

    Every time someone talks about this, I grab a football and try simulating it. Yeah, I honestly don’t see much about it, outside of getting those hips square. That in itself is important, but you don’t need to lift your foot early to do it.

  266. homey August 14, 2008 7:02 pm

    d1 – was that your graduation song?

  267. homey August 14, 2008 7:02 pm

    Jason – no wonder he is punting better! 😆

  268. homey August 14, 2008 7:05 pm

    Jason – must be pretty boring throwing the ball to no one and then going some 50 yards, pick it up and throw it again, and then repeating the process until…dinner time.

  269. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:05 pm

    While dpk searches back thru the comments until he finds Jason’s #253 let’s all look at BREAKING NEWS outta GeckoLand

    BREAKING NEWS: Urban Meyer wore the same blue-and-white Nikes three days in a row. Nice shoes, too, with fancy lining around the swoosh.

  270. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:08 pm

    I think most Gecko fans (and writers) want to believe that Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy will recover from their ailments soon so the focus is on who will fill the other positions. Talk also of the many different sets and alignments that Florida uses.

    Let’s talk wide receiver: We all know Percy and Louis Murphy will occupy the two primary WR slots, but it looks like two out of three receivers from this bunch — redshirt freshman Deonte Thompson, junior Riley Cooper and JC transfer Carl Moore — will start in the four-receiver sets typically found in the spread offense. Consider Thompson a virtual lock considering he said Thursday he’s been working out as the lone starter from the Z position, which sets up nicely for the player with breakaway speed and cutback ability. At least one spot should be between Cooper and Moore, Meyer said. But again, there are so many different tool sets Meyer can run, utliizing anything from two tight ends to a fullback to 3-5 receivers.

  271. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:11 pm

    Without question the hope for the Geckos is that their defense will inprove over last year. While there may be some searching still going on in the secondary, their front seven seem to be something they think is going to be good.

    THe D-Ends are catching up to the LBs for the fight for the defense’s most polished position, Meyer said. Sounds like Jermaine Cunningham is a beast this week. Speaking of the D-Line, freshmen Matt Patchan and Omar Hunter worked out individually but not in contact drills.

    Expect DE Will Green to play plenty of snaps this year. How’s this for a comparison: “He’s a little bit like (Jarvis) Moss as far as relentless effort to the ball.” Not a bad thing to be compared to a first-round NFL draft pick.

  272. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:16 pm

    Don’t remember it anymore…oh wait…maybe this…

  273. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:18 pm

    Jason can “chunk it” out 50 yards?

  274. homey August 14, 2008 7:23 pm

    d1 – you have to factor in a favorable bounce and roll.

  275. homey August 14, 2008 7:29 pm

    see some of you Saturday! goodnite.

  276. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 7:35 pm

    D1, you sure you weren’t thinking of this one?

  277. Vanessa August 14, 2008 7:37 pm

    Thanks Hawaiianbod! We didn’t make it to last Saturday’s practice. My godson wanted to go to the waterpark instead. BTW are u on the west side too?

  278. NYUH August 14, 2008 7:39 pm

    Everybody needs to vote as LaTech is winning and only 3% think Hawaii will win the WAC.

    Hawaii was the unquestioned face of Western Athletic Conference football last season.

    VOTE: Who will win the WAC?

  279. Garret August 14, 2008 7:40 pm

    For everyone who received the scam e-mails from Cliff’s hotmail account: Cliff feels horribly about the situation, but he cannot contact anyone because all of his contacts were stored in his hotmail account and he’s locked out of his hotmail account now. So, he cannot e-mail anyone to apologize, and he cannot contact anyone unless he had written their e-mail address down on paper or a business card.

    If you want to send Cliff an e-mail to let him know your e-mail address, use the same e-mail address for him except replace “hotmail” with “gmail”.

    Microsoft doesn’t provide any tech support for their free e-mail accounts apparently, so I haven’t found a way that he can get his old e-mail account back. At least he’s on gmail now and should be fine once he gets his contacts list back.

  280. Garret August 14, 2008 7:42 pm

    Today Miami had their last practice that is open to the public and to the press…and their audience witnessed something quite unusual!

    This wasn’t your usual training-camp fight in which mammoth linemen throw haymakers into 350 pounds of flesh and padding before their teammates rush in to separate them.

    This was ugly. Starting cornerback Will Allen, known for his feisty nature and trash-talking ways, was guarding lanky receiver David Kircus on a sideline pattern during Thursday’s morning session. The ball was slightly overthrown and the two players got tangled up when suddenly Allen nailed Kircus with a forearm.

    Kircus fell to the turf and the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Allen jumped on him and started throwing punches at his curled-up teammate.

    As Allen stepped back, tight end Sean Ryan decided to defend his offensive mate by leaping into the fray. Then, a melee broke out as approximately 30 players from both sides of the ball piled on. Officials tossed penalty flags and coaches frantically blew whistles — all in front of a few hundred fans watching the final practice open to the public.

    Rookie receiver Davone Bess wisely stayed clear of the fracas.

    “It was crazy,” Bess said. “I didn’t want to go near it because I’m trying to make the team. … [Will’s] a spunky guy, a hard worker and competitor but when Joey [Porter] comes you know it’s gone bad.”

  281. Garret August 14, 2008 7:44 pm

    It is sad that there will be no more blogs from Miami’s practices. However, at least there was a few mentions of Bess in today’s one.

    Ronnie might have the best hands on the team, other than Davone Bess, who doesn’t drop anything.

  282. Garret August 14, 2008 7:46 pm

    This is kind of gross…I hope that Abe is not affected.

    Each day, it seems, another player shows up at USC football practice with a pained expression and an uncomfortable gait, feet spread wide, stepping gingerly across the turf.

    They are victims of an ailment that has swept through the team during training camp, something that coaches refer to as “a skin irritation.”

    As much as 25% of the team has been affected by the apparent run of tinea cruris, kicker David Buehler estimated. The condition seems to have spread by way of new compression shorts, or tights, worn under their football pants.

  283. Kekoa August 14, 2008 7:47 pm

    So there I was telling BHF2 that I thought Inoke had the slight edge because of his leadership, yadda-yadda. I was not all that impressed with Brent, but thought that once he learned the *system* he would be a force to contend with.

    Well shut my mouth – wide open, if he didn’t slip it into passing gear (no pun intended) and take the lead! Hmmm…time to go back to my little corner of the playhouse and sulk because my local fave didn’t quite make the grade. I gotta put my trust in the coaches in their strategy to bamboozle the Gecko’s.

  284. Garret August 14, 2008 7:47 pm

    Pretty sad story for this high school athlete…and that team just lost their starting QB!

    16 year-old Laquan Wright was looking forward to impressing college scouts as the starting quarterback for Palm Beach Gardens High School. Unfortunately, Wright is unlikely to have that opportunity this season as a police officer mistakenly took him for a burglary suspect, body slammed him to the ground and broke the teen’s jaw.

    According to

    Wright said he was walking down the street when a Riviera Beach police officer pulled up, turned on his flashing lights, got out of the car, picked him up and slammed him on the ground. Wright suffered a broken jaw which is now wired shut.

    Even more disturbing is that after the officer realized Wright was not the criminal, he just reportedly said, “Okay, got the wrong person” and left the youth on the ground.

  285. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 7:49 pm

    Go DAVONE!!!

  286. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:51 pm


    Das a good one, too!

  287. RauschsRowdie1 August 14, 2008 7:53 pm

    Great job nephew!!! Always knew your talent would win out. Tough first game but whatever the outcome the family is behind you!!

  288. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 7:53 pm

    maaan… a KK is comin up and I’m not there…. tsai…
    ‘sawrite. I have an important gathering on Kauai- take care of the spirit and the rest follows 😆

  289. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 7:55 pm

    hey- RauschsRowdie1 – welcome! I met a cousin here on Kauai and am trying to remember who introduced me… dangit… are you on Kauai by any chance? This fella was a tall young man like Brent.

  290. d1島: August 14, 2008 7:55 pm

    Howzit RR1!
    Hoping for the best for your nephew!
    Please post more often.

  291. d1島: August 14, 2008 8:06 pm


    maaan… a KK is comin up and I’m not there…. tsai…

    You’re certainly closer to Sarah Brightman than I to Michael Ball but this woulda been fun again…

    Shucks! Next time….

  292. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2008 8:24 pm

    Aloha RR1, welcome to the Warrior Nation, home of Tsaiko-Land! That’s quite a stunner your nephew has pulled off. (I thought it would be Inoke.) I’m looking forward to practice tomorrow and seeing what he does. As you can see, lotsa folks here see similaritys to Colt, and Brett has some big shoes to fill. BTW, where are you posting from?

  293. NYUH August 14, 2008 8:30 pm

    A top passer in the JC football ranks this year has been College of the Desert QB Brent Rausch (6-4, 190). He’s put up some big numbers while leading the Roadrunners to a perfect 8-0 recordHt: 6-4 Wt: 190 40: 4.65

    PLAYER WITH THE BIGGEST SHOES TO FILL: Hawaii’s quarterback. Senior Tyler Graunke was supposed to be the guy to follow Heisman Trophy finalist Colt Brennan, but Graunke has been suspended and his status is uncertain. If Graunke remains unavailable, the Warriors will look to junior Inoke Funaki or junior college transfers Brent Rausch and Greg Alexander. Regardless of who emerges as the starter, it will be impossible to replace Brennan, who passed for 4,343 yards and 38 touchdowns a year ago.

    BREAKOUT OFFENSIVE STAR: Hawaii wide receiver Greg Salas. Despite losing its quarterback and top four receivers, Hawaii still will throw frequently. Somebody has to catch all those upcoming passes, and Salas – a sophomore – figures to catch a bunch of them. Last season, he had three catches, but it would come as no surprise if he grabs 20 times that many this season.

  294. Jason August 14, 2008 8:33 pm

    homey: Haha, I either don’t release the ball or I throw it off the wall. 😀

  295. Stretch August 14, 2008 8:34 pm

    Signs points to Rausch?? Signs pointed to Alexander yesterday afternoon. I think it’s between the two of them. Rausch looked really good today during the 2-min offense and goal line plays. We’ll just have to wait for the official word from Mack.

  296. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 8:46 pm

    d1- maan. You HAD to show me that video, eh? Brightman is fantastic. I really will miss singing with you tomorrow… btw… you’re closer to Ball than you think!

    Have a great one and a lot of fun!

  297. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 8:48 pm

    off topic:


    “Warner Bros. announced Thursday that it is delaying the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince until next summer. The film had been expected to be released later this year. ”

    das all, folks!

  298. Hoohiki August 14, 2008 8:52 pm

    That “skin irritation” the coaches referred to and called tinea cruris is just run of the mill “jock itch”. Just sprinkle some nystatin powder in the affected area, namely the crotch, and it should go away.

  299. jm2375 August 14, 2008 8:59 pm

    Evening Tsaikos!
    Hi Liz! How you feeling?
    Welcome to the Tsaiko ohana RR1!

    I’m sorta in shock about Rausch. Let’s see how this goes. We will have very capable backups if he gets hurt or struggles.

    I’m trying to talk my sister into going to VB vs Penn State. She doesn’t want to see them lose, but I’d rather see this match than the next Fri nite game vs Wyoming. Didn’t we used to annihilate them on a regular basis?

    BTW, I was able to listen to KKEA on my phone. Just gotta make sure the battery is fully charged before I try to listen to an entire game.

    Uhhh, a basketball game at 11pm? Against Idaho State? On a weeknight? Are you joking?

  300. jm2375 August 14, 2008 9:00 pm

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  301. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 9:08 pm

    OK, I’m back.

  302. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 9:09 pm

    No, Stretch, it is Rausch.

  303. jm2375 August 14, 2008 9:11 pm

    ST – what no pikchas?

  304. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 9:12 pm

    Hey, there’s something special going to happen after practice tomorrow.
    Be there, or be square.

  305. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 9:12 pm

    I forgot my camera at the office today.
    I would have gotten it, but then I’d be 90 minutes late.

  306. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 9:13 pm

    Hi ST!
    Just talked to bhf2 – he’s having computer probs. He asked- What is Stephen saying???
    I had to read him all your posts… 😆

  307. jm2375 August 14, 2008 9:14 pm

    Aw c’mon ST. Some of us actually have to work tomorrow.

  308. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 9:15 pm

    jm3475- better but not 100% yet.

    Hey- HP is supposed t come out on turkey day…

  309. Jason August 14, 2008 9:16 pm

    Stephen: Morning or afternoon? I plan to be at both, but just checking. 😀

  310. WarriorMojo August 14, 2008 9:24 pm

    What time, ST?

  311. d1島: August 14, 2008 9:28 pm

    Aaargh! Work day tomorrow!

    Hey, there’s something special going to happen after practice tomorrow.
    Be there, or be square.

    Will it involve a tree?

  312. ryen August 14, 2008 9:28 pm

    Isnt it IRONIC????..check out the number sequence…. # 14 TIMMY CHANG #15 COLT BRENNAN #16 BRENT RAUSCH.

    Congratulations to Brent Rauch # 16 starting QB … for the warriors

  313. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 14, 2008 9:29 pm

    hmm… mebbe he went shopping again…

  314. d1島: August 14, 2008 9:37 pm

    Boy! Talk about traumatizing children. Labor union protestors dressed as Disney characters were arrested while staging a sit-down outside Disneyland.

    Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional fixtures of modern-day childhood were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans Thursday at the culmination of a labor protest that brought a touch of reality to the Happiest Place on Earth.

  315. Garret August 14, 2008 9:45 pm

    Another article about the fight during Miami’s practice and how Bess stayed away from it.

    Wide receiver Davone Bess called the skirmish ”crazy” and said he made sure to stay clear of the incident.

    ”I didn’t want to go near it because I’m trying to make the team,” said Bess, an undrafted rookie. “I don’t want any reasons to not make the team.”

  316. Garret August 14, 2008 9:46 pm


    I know the common term for that skin irritation, but I purposely didn’t include it in the part that I posted. It isn’t unusual for players to get it, but I didn’t hear of a time where 25% of a team had it!

  317. Garret August 14, 2008 9:49 pm

    Welcome to the blog RauschsRowdie1! We wish Brent the best and will support him like we support the rest of our Warriors! I’m impressed that he beat out the competition and moved from 3rd to 1st…he truly earned his starting spot!

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  324. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2008 9:53 pm

    Tomorrow’s morning practice goes from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Not sure if there will be an afternoon practice because tomorrow is moving day.

  325. d1島: August 14, 2008 9:56 pm

    Is Mac keeping Pool Day?

  326. BG August 14, 2008 9:56 pm


    Kekoa can’t make it Sat. Betty and I and give you a ride. You have my email addy…send me your phone no. and we can coordinate.

  327. Jason August 14, 2008 9:57 pm

    We’re SURE it’s 8:30, not 7:30? I didn’t get that message last time, so I got there around 8:20, 8:25. 😀

  328. d1島: August 14, 2008 10:00 pm

    Kekoa can’t make it Sat.

    Hope all is copacetic on the ceded lands.

  329. BG August 14, 2008 10:10 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Friends!

    Coach Mac has already said that he wouldn’t hesitate to replace a QB in a game if he’s having an off night. So, it’s not like Funaki and Alexander are going away. That said, I wish Rausch the very best.

    TChahng – good to see you on the board again! The move has finally taken place, I see. This weekend, I’ll be trying to get Betty to Yokota to visit with our daughter for a couple of weeks. There’s a very good chance that we’ll end up at Kadena. If there’s no immediate flight to Yokota, I’ll put Betty on a commercial from Naha to Narita and head back to HIK. I’ll see if I can bring a little special something for you just in case I have a couple of hours free (and we go thru Kadena). Please send me your phone no. there.

  330. Kelli August 14, 2008 10:10 pm

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  331. expat August 14, 2008 10:11 pm

    I just got an email from UH regarding a tailgate at the Oregon State game. Donovan and Hinshaw will be there. $25 Goes from 10:30 to 12:30.

  332. Kekoa August 14, 2008 10:14 pm

    Reminder ~ UH FB Practice schedule from ST is posted on SteveM’s site. Always good info and lots of other interesting stuff at Steve’s. Just click on his name above at Post #238.

    Wonder what the big surprise is going be? Maybe another announcement that Jason is suiting up for the QB position Tyler vacated.

  333. Jason August 14, 2008 10:19 pm

    As long as I don’t have to run gassers.

  334. Kekoa August 14, 2008 10:22 pm

    Duffer ~ Check your email pls…and no…coach Mack hasn’t made anymore position changes, so your seat next to me on the service team bench is safe!

  335. BG August 14, 2008 10:24 pm


    Was walking through a parking garage this afternoon when I saw a guy smoking a cig and wearing desert camouflage pants. I stopped and commented that they must be comfortable. A minute later, we were talking story and he told me that he was a marine and had been through Afghanistan and Irag. Also told me that your invention was very effective. So, I was able to hear it from a direct source on it’s effectiveness…congratulations. I was personally thrilled to hear it!

  336. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 10:34 pm

    wow, BG, awesome story!

  337. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 10:35 pm

    The blog timer is 5 minutes ahead of actual time.

  338. homey August 14, 2008 10:37 pm

    yawn…what a nap…

    The blog has a timer?

  339. BG August 14, 2008 10:39 pm

    Hi Gigi! Hope this evening sees you and hubby doing well. Since tomorrow is a holiday, does that mean you can treat yourself to a second bottle of Beck’s 😀

  340. Kekoa August 14, 2008 10:45 pm

    D-1 ~ Things are better than “copasetic!” They’re looking more like the Copa Cabana on the ceded lands! Diana & I will be at the K-Kall this Sat. the 16th. We decided we needed a break (out) breather. Too much chit was piling up.

    It’s the Florida TV-call that I won’t be able to make as we will have VIP from America’s western shores on a mission of mercy here.

    Note to Jason: Wear your UH baseball cap and carry the clipboard. Then, include gassers in your mental reps.

  341. BG August 14, 2008 10:46 pm

    Yaawnn…got up early to go jogging this morning and I’m having a tough time keeping the eyes open.

    Good nite all ((crawling out the door))

  342. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 10:48 pm

    haha BG, that’s an idea! So one in the morning and one in the afternoon?

    D1, I listened to that youtube link of Sarah Brightman and Michael Ball’s All I Ask of You. Wow! Just beautiful.

  343. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 10:50 pm

    BTW, BG, every day is a holiday for gigi! I don’t have to go out to work.

  344. BG August 14, 2008 10:51 pm


    Glad you and Diana will be there Sat !

  345. FloridaTed August 14, 2008 10:52 pm

    Good night all. Well now we can get serious for Florida. We hve a starter QB and our defense will prepare him well for the swamp. If he can do well against them, he’ll be great.

  346. Kekoa August 14, 2008 10:57 pm

    BG ~ With the advent of the Bulla Bombers, I would be remiss if I skipped this Warrior Beat.

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    I listened to the youtube link again, this time with Josh Grogan and Sarah Brightman. No comparison! Michael Ball is so much better and the acting is better, too.

    I might search Amazon for a CD of them.

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  360. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 11:45 pm

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  361. Long Time UH Fan August 14, 2008 11:45 pm

    Came across this article on Samson Satele in the windward weekly newspaper written by S. Murray…

    The Strength of Samson

    Samson Satele is the Center of attention after a record-setting rookie season.

    As a UH Warrior, Samson Satele was the King , and following his senior season was considered by analysts the second best center in the 2007 NFL draft. To Bill Parcells, his prickly new boss with the Miami Dolphins, Satele is expected to be the anchor of a rebuilt offensive line that includes the league’s top pick and highest-paid lineman. It’s an assignment many veterans are not able to handle, let alone a quiet, 23-year-old with only two year’s experience playing the position.

    Not that such pressure worries the Kailua High School grad. In fact, the expectation of greatness, mostly from himself, is the fuel that enabled him to dislodge a veteran while making team history. Satele is the first center to start every game as a Miami rookie– a feat that hall of famers Jim Duchowny and Dwight Stephenson failed to accomplish.

    “I haven’t really thought about it,” he says of his historic achievement . “I’ve met Stephenson. Everyone says he was the best, and I told myself that one day I hope they remember me like they remember him. I want to be better than those two guys.”

    About as far away from Hawaii as a person can go in the U.S., Samson has found himself a comfortable new place to call home. Outside of games and practice, he lives a quiet life in a gated community with girlfriend Leonora Fonoti–safely removed from the dangers of South Beach that can prey on a young athlete suddenly flush with cash and notoriety. Entertainment for the young couple is low key, especially during the season where his one day off is usually spent recovering from an offensive lineman’s hand-to-hand combat on Sundays. When not tending to bruises or studying for the next opponent, they live Hawaii-style in Miami with trips to the beach and barbecues with his Polynesian teammates, including Reagan Mauia. Such get-togethers are a real treat, as a Satele cookout leaves nothing to want–as was discovered recently while he was home in Hawaii for the summer.

    Samson knew he was going to be a Dolphin. After speaking with the offensive line coach Hudson Hawk at the UH pro play, he told Leonora they were soon to leave for Miami. He had already invested in a Miami hat when the family gathered to watch their dreams unfold.

    Still, the call confirming the Dolphins had drafted him in April of last year came as a surprise.

    “ I thought it was a prank at first. I thought it was one of my friends. I don’t know how they’d get a 954 number, but I just thought it was a prank,” he recalls. “Then I heard coach’s voice and I was like is this for real. I wanted to cry, but at the same time I wanted to show my man side.”

    While the assembled family and friends erupted into ear-splitting joy as his name rolled across the TV screen, it would be some time before his was able to celebrate appropriately.,
    “I wanted to really yell, stand up and jump, but I couldn’t. I had to talk and they kept me on the phone for 20 minutes. After that I got to let everything out.”

    Finally, after business had been taken care of and the crowd had expelled its initial wave of energy, the real celebration began with high fives, beverages hoisted in salute, displays of braggadocio or pledges of future Super Bowl glory, but with a quiet, tear-filled celebration that only a father and son could truly appreciate.

    “Me and my dad (Faalata) were waiting for that day to come and when I got that call…My dad’s been my coach since I was 7 years old playing football, and to this day he is still my coach…That day we hugged and everything came out–all my tears, all the hard work my dad put in for me. I was waiting for that moment to happen. Hopefully, one day I’ll have a son and raise him how my father raised me.”

    He’ll get that chance soon enough. He and Leonora are expecting their first child, a son, in September.

  362. Long Time UH Fan August 14, 2008 11:49 pm

    The influence of Samson’s parents is clearly evident in their 300-pound son. He has Faalata’s strength and sense of humor, and a thoughtfulness that he seems to have tapped directly from mother Norine. Both parents speak of faith and pride in their son without any hint of living vicariously through his success. It’s this background that makes his agent, former UH standout, Leo Goeas, feel that his client is perfectly suited to handling the pressure that comes with an NFL career.

    “He has a level of maturity and professionalism already that you don’t often see in a young kid,” says Goeas. “ He had this demeanor about him that you just knew he was going to be something special. It makes my job easy. Not all my guys are like him. Sam’s a guy I don’t have to worry about going clubbing . He’s very, very mature. He understands it’s a great opportunity for him and treats it with respect.”

    Though now able to purchase pretty much anything he wants, including two WWE championship belts, he hasn’t forgotten the lean years. The Sateles were not wealthy, but they got by. Dad worked two jobs and Mom raised the kids. Now, sitting in their comfortable home just steps from the Kapolei Golf Course, those struggles are just memories.

    “The thing that shocked me was when I saw my paycheck,” Samson says. “It was for a large amount of money. I don’t want to say how much, but that’s when it really hit me that it took me 15 years to get to this point, to where I am standing now with this check in my hand. A couple of tears came to my face because I wanted to buy my mom a house. She’s always wanted a house. I bought her a house, and I bought them a car.”

  363. Long Time UH Fan August 14, 2008 11:51 pm

    No matter what the accolades awarded in college, once he arrived in camp he was just another rookie looking to steal someone’s job. And he is not one to let his mouth run amok, thereby upsetting those who could help him. So he took a more cerebral approach to let everyone know that he wasn’t content to just sit on the sidelines.

    Splitting time at both guard and center during mini camp, Samson would quietly answer questions for both positions while at meetings, whether he they were directed to him or not. Whenever the opportunity arose to show he was just as familiar with the play book as he was with the weight room, he took advantage.

    “I wanted the guys to know that I knew the plays and I studied the play book hard, to let the players and coaches know that football is what I wanted to play since I was a little kid, and that I’m here for a long time.”

    The plan worked. When he returned for fall camp, the former all-state basketball player was a full-time center and on the fast track to starting the season opener against Washington and its 626 pounds of defensive tackles, Cornelius Griffen and Anthony Montgomery.
    “I earn my respect on the field, not through talking,” he says. “I’m no vocal leader. When I have to speak up I will, but I like to get respect from my actions and what I do on the field. I got that from the veterans. I had a lot to prove to them, and I got it right after preseason. We just went on from there.”

    He even found himself accepted by the veterans. Whereas they once had him picking up towels with the other rookies–“I thought they were going to tie me up to the goal posts.”–now he was told to relax while the other newcomers carried out the team’s little tasks.

    Moving up the practice depth chart is one thing, but it’s all theory until you’ve locked up with an NFL veteran.

    “The first preseason game was against Jacksonville, and at that time they had Marcus Stroud and John Henderson, so when I broke the huddle and saw two big trees, I went “OK, this is the NFL.”

    The on-field lessons continued each week as he was forced to learn on the fly against opponents who brought different skill sets as he had to learn how to handle.

    “Duane Robinson (Texans) is quick with his hands,” he says. “Vince Wolfolk (Patriots) stands his ground like no other man. Casey Hampton (Steelers) was the strongest, fastest guy I ever faced.”

    Samson said it took him four games before he started to really feel like he belonged.

    While the off-season is meant for relaxation, rehabilitation and spending time with family, the soon-to-be second-year starting center has been itching to get back to Miami and begin the turnaround from last season’s 1-15 disappointment.

    “I’ve been on the Dolphins website every day since I’ve been here. Reading the stories they have on there, looking at everything, I just feel that everything is different. He (Parcells) really changed that place around. I think we’ll be good this year. We’ll be great.”

    They’d better be. Parcells likes losers the way children like liver, and the pressure is on to get better in a hurry. Miami had a good draft, even if they didn’t grab Sam’s choice with the first pick, Colt Brennan.

    With hard work , a favorable schedule and a little luck, the Dolphins could experience a major turnaround.

    And Samson may just find himself on the Aloha Stadium turf come February.

    At least, that’s his goal.

    Article from windward weekly newspaper was written by Steve Murray.

  364. homey August 14, 2008 11:51 pm

    So you need at least you and another person to eat shave ice to make your head throb?

  365. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 11:52 pm

    SUPER STORY, LTUHF! But why doesn’t he marry his girlfriend since they are expecting a baby soon?

  366. homey August 14, 2008 11:52 pm

    ltuh – Thanks for the epic story about Samson!

  367. gigi-hawaii © August 14, 2008 11:54 pm

    That pronoun was wrong, change we to I. Actually, I was reminded of it when hubby got a headache from eating shave ice at Tadashi. I didn’t get one that time cause I ate it slowly.

  368. homey August 15, 2008 12:03 am

    Happy Statehood Day! Or is that Happy Admissions Day?

  369. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:03 am

    Samson bought a golf course house for his mother plus a car. Lucky mother!

    Usually, it is the parents who help out the kids.

  370. homey August 15, 2008 12:03 am

    Admission Day? whatever…

  371. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:05 am

    Tomorrow is not a holiday for hubby. But he plans to take the day after Labor Day off. We might try Haleiwa Joe’s for lunch.

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  373. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:08 am

    interesting photo, Mojo. There’s Rausch in the background. He looks weird with a shaved head.

  374. Long Time UH Fan August 15, 2008 12:15 am

    Warrior Mojo,

    Thanks for the pix; really great for us guys who can’t make it to practice.

  375. chawan_cut August 15, 2008 12:16 am

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  376. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:24 am

    how come Stephanie Lum doesn’t have guns?

  377. WarriorMojo August 15, 2008 12:26 am

    These next three are from Wednesday’s practice.

  378. WarriorMojo August 15, 2008 12:29 am

    Stephanie Lum doesn’t need guns to be a femme fatale.

  379. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:31 am

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  380. gigi-hawaii © August 15, 2008 12:33 am

    I guess of all the Warriors, the one that intrigues me the most is the ICEMAN. I really enjoy watching him. I hope he graduates and moves on to the NFL.

  381. WarriorMojo August 15, 2008 12:38 am

    HAH!!! ST got a brand new blog!

  382. Committed Road Warrior (formerly Lurker) August 15, 2008 12:43 am

    Thanks for the pics WarriorMojo!

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  384. Hawaiianbod August 15, 2008 5:45 am

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    Practice: 8:30am-10:30am

    Hope you were able to see this message before leaving the house.


  385. Pride. August 15, 2008 10:30 am

    Rausch has the “it” factor. Hopefully it works out for him.

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    This article by Steven picked up by Rausch’s high school town.

    Desert Chapel High School graduate Brent Rausch officially was named the No. 1 quarterback Friday by the University of Hawaii.

  387. NYUH August 16, 2008 5:00 am


    If Rausch has gotten “it” like Rolo did. Does that mean we are going to get 600+ yard games and 6+ TDs a game? 72 on Florida like we saw on BYU?

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