California CB accepts UH offer

John Hardy-Tuilau, a cornerback from Vista Murrieta High in California, told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.

Hardy-Tuilau is 6 feet 1 and 165 pounds.

This past season, he made 10 interceptions in 14 games, returning three for touchdowns.

But his specialty is blocking kicks. He has 26 during his varsity career — a state record, according to CalHiSports.

His father, John Hardy, played for the Chicago Bears for two seasons.

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The Warriors remain in contention for Kahuku defensive end Hauoli Jamora, who reportedly made a verbal commitment to Washington.

The UH coaches have a home visit with Jamora tomorrow night. It was postponed a night because Jamora was suffering from an illness.


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Agent Kenny Zuckerman reports that John Estes is having “a really good week, really good” at the East-West Shrine Game practices. Zuckerman said Estes was measured at 6 feet 1 3/4 and weighing 296 pounds.


  1. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2010 11:58 pm

    By the way, Al knew of this since yesterday afternoon.
    Thanks, Al, for holding back.
    And for providing some excellent background info.

  2. al January 20, 2010 12:06 am


  3. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 12:09 am

    I posted at 12:10, but it showed up as 11:57.
    I had to tinker with time.
    That’s never a good thing.

  4. Ralph January 20, 2010 12:10 am

    it’s 12:27 am

  5. WarriorMojo January 20, 2010 12:11 am

    Thanks for helping to feed us Warrior info addicts, ST. Can’t wait for LOI day and then Spring ball.

    There IS no other team. UH Warrior fan for LIFE!!

  6. Ralph January 20, 2010 12:12 am

    the post time and my computer time don’t match up

  7. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 12:14 am

    I guess we’re faster than cyberspace.

  8. SteveM January 20, 2010 12:15 am

    ST can alter time? 🙂

  9. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 12:15 am

    Kind of reminds me of how the Stylistics welcomed the new year at 11:50.

  10. Ralph January 20, 2010 12:19 am

    wow look who shows up, WM himself…

  11. WarriorMojo January 20, 2010 12:23 am

    Ralph, I’m usually around. Just haven’t posted much recently.

    ST, been meaning to ask re the Stylistics: Do they still have their original singer, Russell Thompkins, or is it a replacement?

  12. WarriorMojo January 20, 2010 12:25 am

    Since I’m here, this is pretty much my favorite picture from 2009. I know this guy took a lot of gas from some of the “fans”, but he provided a lot of energy and leadership.

  13. WarriorMojo January 20, 2010 12:28 am

    Story of the season.

  14. al January 20, 2010 12:28 am

    maxpreps named our new cornerback to its all state (california) 2nd team.

    i believe california has some 834 high schools.although i am sure not all high schools have football programs. but still, that is incredible odds.

  15. SteveM January 20, 2010 12:29 am

    Hi WarriorMojo — long time…

  16. WarriorMojo January 20, 2010 12:30 am

    Happy moment in Wahine vball.

  17. al January 20, 2010 12:32 am

    wm…yah, i believe that a focused kia could make someone’s roster. he has the tools.

  18. al January 20, 2010 12:36 am

    in retrospect,
    those injuries and the unlv loss were the biggest detriments.

    i still think we could have gotten to 8-6.

  19. al January 20, 2010 12:37 am

    thanks for the memories wm.

  20. al January 20, 2010 12:38 am

    its rare these days to see stevem up so late.

  21. al January 20, 2010 12:42 am

    our list is shrinking.

    still in the market for…

    a dtackle
    a wr
    a de
    a safety
    and the quest for the holy grail contiues.

  22. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc January 20, 2010 12:57 am

    No doubt about it – the University of Washington campus and all its tradition is incredible. However, I finished my last final at 1:30 pm and was on a 4:45 pm flight to Honolulu so that I could FINALLY get warm. Frankly, it wasn’t until maybe a decade ago that I really began to appreciate being a UDub graduate.

    It took DrDoc seven trips to Seattle before he was able to see Mt. Rainier from the ground up because the weather was so junk no matter what time of year we came back to visit.


    For those of you who are interested in exploring the mascot issue with The Powers That Be, why not take this on as a High Priority Item? There’s no reason not to explore the options.

    Speaking – well, actually writing – about exploring options & alternatives…what’s happening with creating a aTsai-ko Fund? Did anyone follow up on it after I sent out the report on last week’s meeting?


    BTW – it looks as if there are back-2-back men’s & women’s basketball on February 6 AND February 20 – buy tickets to one and see both. Unfortunately, the men’s volleyball or basketball games in the Stan Sheriff Center and baseball games in Murakmi Stadium on February 19, 25, 26 & 27 will require separate tickets. The softball games will also conflict with the basketball, volleyball, and baseball schedules as well.

    Off to bed – morning comes really early these days.

  23. Da Menehune January 20, 2010 12:58 am

    WarriorMojo Great picture!!!!!

  24. bighilofan2 January 20, 2010 1:25 am

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    WarriorMojo, happy new year brudda! thanks for the pix.

    ST ST ST

    thank you thank you thank you for the great info. Keep getting the team’s back.

  25. wafan January 20, 2010 3:30 am

    Happy Hump Day!

  26. wafan January 20, 2010 3:32 am

    Hi WM!

    Thanks for the pix!!! Good memories.

  27. wafan January 20, 2010 3:35 am

    Welcome to Hardy-Tuilau, our newest Warrior! Impressive stats.

  28. wafan January 20, 2010 3:42 am

    The U-Dub campus is a beautiful campus. Actually all of the WA colleges have nice to very beautiful facilities. The traditions, environment, and demographics all make for a wonderful college atmosphere. Unlike UH’s compact campus, the U-Dub campus is huge.

    Best time to see Rainier is Spring and Fall. My cousin swears it does not exist. He was at Fort Lewis for several months and never saw the mountain.

  29. wafan January 20, 2010 3:47 am

    Not sure why UW would want to move the UH game to Qwest Field. It is smaller than Husky Stadium and they would have to pay rent and other overhead costs. More traditions at Husky field than at Qwest, too.

  30. wafan January 20, 2010 3:49 am

    Someone mentioned two more weeks until LOI day. Wow! Not so long ago it seemed like a long time to wait.

    Squeeze time!

  31. wafan January 20, 2010 3:58 am

    Continued prayers to F-Ted, Pat and the Haitians who got hit with a 6.1 quake earlier today.

  32. oldie January 20, 2010 4:07 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Great news on our newest cb.

    Welcome to the Warriors, John Hardy-Tuilau!

    Keep the good news coming, ST!

  33. d1島 January 20, 2010 6:06 am

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana, John Hardy-Tuilau!

    Good to read that the co-Def POY is still considering Hawaii…

  34. RainbowCliff January 20, 2010 6:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation from wet Los Angeles as the rains have been coming leaving us clear skies, clean air and powerful winds that reminds me of your trade winds you have often when sunset is approaching the islands and the “GOOD” people of aloha are setteling in for some quality story time and hukilau in which I experienced in San Jose of meeting many Hawaiians all over California cheering for their Warriors !

    Recently, I have had the experience of talking to former players who played for Hawaii during my time of the late 70’s and early 80’s. From my conversation with them on the memories of their athletic games still remain in their daily lives as some are raising their children being responsible fathers, others are traveling abroad visiting close friends and relatives and the latter are just working making ends meet and living productive lives and being community civic minded citizens.

    One point of interest I try to leave with them is the “IMPORTANCE” of respect and love to you good folks of Hawaii Nei and how “FORTUNATE” they were to play in front of loyal fans who applauded their efforts and when the opportunity to meet you in person and share that hug or handshake of appreciation from Hawaiian children and adults alike it was
    to “MANY” of them a quiet love and sincerity of their time they had playing as a Rainbow Warrior.

    When I closed my phone conversations to them I was “thanked” for giving them a perspective to Hawaii in which all this time has gone by they could not understand the true meaning of “OHANA” and what their time meant playing for an Island who have the “GREATEST” people in the world that shows respect, compassion and adulation for your hard work and determination regardless if you win or lose dawning the uniform of Hawaii and playing for a “STATE” that will always have a “LOVE” for you because you played hard, sacrificed and represented.

    Simply The Best, Better Then All The Rest as I continue to be the guiding light to Hawaii athletes of the past and hopefully bring them to the front with a new perspective of giving back to you good folks in which you gave so much more as “so many are called as so few are chosen”.

    Have a wonderful day Tsaiko Nation and “MAHALO” for your GREATNESS !

  35. protector January 20, 2010 6:19 am

    Mahalo to John Hardy-Tuilau for choosing to become a Warrior!

    Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…Keep them doggies rollin’!

  36. d1島 January 20, 2010 6:19 am

    To add my experience of FB at UDub

    I went to a game there several years ago, season-opener vs. Michigan.
    My cousin is an alum and works at UW so he says we can ride with him to his office and walk to Husky Stadium. It was like walking from Pearlridge to Aloha Stadium!
    The seats I had were one of the few available for individual-game purchase and were in the second row behind the visitors’ bench. I swear if you sat down you were below field level. If you stood up to try to see anything other than the back of players’ legs, the season ticket holders in the 3rd row would yell at you to “Sit down!” I spent the entire game watching it on the EZ screen.
    That said, it is quite an electric atmosphere there! Don’t know about now but then one notable thing was that the student section was midfield behind the home team facing the grandstand with the band smack dab in the middle of it all….the other thing was no alcohol on campus but that didn’t seem to keep anyone from enjoying the game.

  37. Garret January 20, 2010 6:38 am

    Welcome to the Warriors John Hardy-Tuilau!

  38. Garret January 20, 2010 6:40 am

    Article about a former UH player who is now coaching high school football in Texas…he could be a nice resource for the Warrior coaching staff to learn about recruits in his area.

    From his success at the prep level, Celnell translated it well to the next level and beyond, playing football at Navarro College before moving onto the University of Hawaii. Following school, Celnell won his second and final ring as a player with the Hawaii Hammerheads, a professional Arena League team, before following Celneque into the coaching profession, where he was awarded his third championship ring two years ago as an assistant football coach at Euless Trinity.

  39. Hank January 20, 2010 6:47 am

    John Hardy…aloha bruddah!

  40. Bulla January 20, 2010 6:49 am

    Welcome to Hardy-Tuilau to the Warrior Ohana


  41. whitey January 20, 2010 7:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  42. whitey January 20, 2010 7:03 am

    To John Hardy-Tuilau, thank you for choosing to be a Warrior and welcome to the family.

  43. Bulla January 20, 2010 7:03 am


    strong trade winds in the forecast, you going flogging….sorry, i mean golfing today?

  44. whitey January 20, 2010 7:05 am

    Garret, in your article about tx, i think this is why the warriors trained at Euliss before continuing on to latech. now if we can only get sum players from Euliss or in that area.

  45. whitey January 20, 2010 7:06 am

    bulla, good morning, going do sum excercise, but will be at the driving range.

  46. Bulla January 20, 2010 7:24 am


    when i grow up, i wanna be just like you, haha.

    btw, this afternoon should be interesting at Ching Field around 4 pm i believe….the walk on try outs for the Warriors to be held……should be fun 🙂

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid January 20, 2010 7:31 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Welcome to the Warriors John!

  48. haka January 20, 2010 7:38 am

    May the Beast be With You!
    Geev ‘um Ryan!
    Go Warriors!

  49. jm2375 January 20, 2010 7:38 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to the Warriors on their win last night. Let’s repeat it again tonight.

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Mr. Hardy-Tuilau.
    A kick blocker…haven’t had a really good one since, IMHO FWIW, Matt Harding. I still remember him flying through the air to block FGs. 😀

    Good luck to the Beast this afternoon. Not that he needs it.

  50. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 20, 2010 7:42 am

    Great pics as always WarriorMojo!

  51. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 8:25 am

    Big weekend for UH. Jamora and Yap set to visit.

  52. Stretch January 20, 2010 8:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Stephen Tsai:
    January 20th, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Big weekend for UH. Jamora and Yap set to visit.

    I hope the Men’s BBall game against La Tech has a good “lively” crowd.

  53. al January 20, 2010 8:43 am


    st. don’t forget that other gem.

  54. al January 20, 2010 8:44 am

    yo stretch.
    west kauai today??

  55. RedZone January 20, 2010 8:46 am

    ST according to Stacy Jamora cancelled his trip to UH and that his scholie was offered to Yap.

    I still hope we have a chance at getting Jeremy and Lawrence.

  56. RedZone January 20, 2010 8:47 am

    Welcome to new Warrior John Hardy-Tuilau. Thankyou for choosing to play for all of Hawaii.

  57. Stretch January 20, 2010 8:49 am

    al – on Kauai but not on the west side

  58. LizKauai m/ January 20, 2010 8:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  59. (Jesse) James January 20, 2010 8:52 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    Stretch…if you C_C, PP, and A-Joe go…maybe even gramps…it will be “lively”…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  60. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 8:52 am

    We’ll see what happens when UH visits tonight.
    Maybe Tormey, if he goes, can talk about the U-Dub faults.

  61. al January 20, 2010 8:59 am

    remember that song.

    cause, that was yesterday
    and yesterday’s gone……

    …chad n jeremy

  62. al January 20, 2010 9:00 am

    stretch…i’ll call you when i wake up.

  63. RedZone January 20, 2010 9:03 am


    I will hope for good things to happen. They need to tell him pneumonia and wet weather is a bad mix.

    I have a relative who works at UDUB and yes a lot of people from Hawaii goes to UDUB. And yes I have been to the campus and it is nice. But what cracks me up is that even tho their children are attending UDUB when it comes to football a lot of their parents are UH Warrior fans.

  64. al January 20, 2010 9:10 am

    what if department….

    what if jamora does take the hawaii trip this weekend?
    what if ioane takes the hawaii trip this weekend?
    what if jamora, ioane, lagafuaina, and yap all form a great bond this weekend?
    what if “the final four” all decide hey we should all play together?
    what if “the final fantastic four” all pick the home team?

    it could happen.

  65. lava January 20, 2010 9:18 am

    Think about all the notable teams UH has played in the last 5-10 years, Florida, Alabama, Boise State, Georgia (they were offsides), Notre Dame, etc., and all the guys UH has put into NFL camps, and all the guys from WAC schools sticking with NFL clubs, the beautiful weather we have year round, and the super grass field and revamped turf (Ching) field, and the quality of the coaches, and there are a lot of reasons to stay at home and play for the home team.

  66. koakane™ January 20, 2010 9:19 am

    morning and alojah tsaikso country

    so far the projected prospects looking good and if all pans out the future of UH fball is being built on solid foundation. welcome to those considering being part of the warrior experience.

    congrats to cwade on their victory over pacific may the rest of the road trip produce more wins.

  67. Richie January 20, 2010 9:20 am

    I just saw that three of our local products have been invited to the NFL Combines in Indianapolis: (1) Arizona State OG/OT Shawn Lauvao–graduate of Farrington H.S., (2) California DL Tyson Alualu–graduate of St. Louis H.S., and (3) Washington DE Daniel Te’o Nesheim–graduate of Hawaii Prep. Great news and good luck, guys!

  68. eonatoa January 20, 2010 9:21 am

    Would be a jackpot if we get jamora! He could be a four year starter and contribute greatly! His pass rushing this season have been “alama francis-like” great speed, angle, and agility! This kid will be a stud no matter what school he goes to!

  69. lava January 20, 2010 9:23 am

    Dominant offensive and defensive tackles are rare, and there are two dominant d-tackles in Hawaii prsently looking at colleges (now at Aiea and Iolani). I think we need to land one of them.

  70. Stretch January 20, 2010 9:33 am

    January 20th, 2010 at 9:00 am
    stretch…i’ll call you when i wake up.

    HUH??!!?? what are you doing now?? sleep-blogging??

  71. protector January 20, 2010 9:38 am

    al on # 64,

    If THAT happens, it would be a beautiful thing!! Getting one or two of those fine gentlemen would be a huge statement. Worst case scenario: if we get whitewashed, the boo-birds will be back in force calling for firing of our Coaches. I think the recruiting has been coming along well, but with the possibility of getting any of those kids , recruiting would be approaching the sublime!

  72. AZWARRIOR22 January 20, 2010 9:41 am


    Regarding #64, I like the way you think 🙂

  73. SteveM January 20, 2010 9:46 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Stretch — “sleep-blogging”? Good one. Looking at my 0015 and 0029 posts this morning, I can add that one next to my sleep apnea. 😐

  74. al January 20, 2010 9:59 am

    azwarrior22…howzit brah?

    so what is the lowdown on kevin spain?
    is he the next holy grail?

  75. Bulla January 20, 2010 10:00 am


    you can never have enough of them around….does the word platoon or fresh legs mean anything to anyone? remember the BSU Smurfs when they played at Aloha Stadium……

  76. al January 20, 2010 10:02 am

    i predict that we will land two out of the final fantastic four.

    should that happen, i wouldn’t be surprised if a third comes along for the ride as well.

    the 2010 recruiting class started off early and interesting.
    but, as that fat kid in the commercial says, “things are looking up.”

  77. Bulla January 20, 2010 10:05 am


    i hope you’re right, but it could be overly optimistic….the key is to figure out who is the catalyst of the group, and go for him….and see who follows. on the other hand, they could be all dancing to their own drum… never know…..but any one of them will be a great addition to the Warriors…….

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid January 20, 2010 10:16 am

    Warrior Mojo-

    Love that pic! Great shot of a great player, definitely worth a thousand words. You rock dude!

    Here’s hoping that we can see Yap and Jamora as “Book Ends of Destruction” in coming seasons. 😉

  79. duffer (iPhone) January 20, 2010 10:18 am

    Good Luck to Ryan this afternoon. Although I suspect, luck will not be a factor in his making the team. 🙂

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid January 20, 2010 10:24 am


    Yup, luck not a factor so much with da Beast. Genetic endowment and careful preparation will tell his tale. He gonna blow it up, no doubt.

  81. protector January 20, 2010 10:27 am

    I hope the visit to the Jamora household goes well. It was worrisome to me that Coach Torres confirmed the verbal commit to U-Dub. Let’s hope young Mr. Jamora will keep a slightly open mind to UH overtures.

  82. al January 20, 2010 10:34 am

    i expect that the hawaii entourage would look somewhat like this tonight.

    mack, cal, aranda, and funaki.

    (hopefully funaki took the test already and could actively participate in the process)

  83. duffer (iPhone) January 20, 2010 10:43 am

    With the addition of Hardy-Tuilau, hope we get lots of blocked punts/field goals in the coming years.

  84. bstunna2002 January 20, 2010 11:00 am

    I hope Coach Mack brings the Calvary with him namely Inoke and Paipai, C’mon Hauoli stay home and defend Hawaii against the rest, Let’s get the Kahuku Pipeline rolling!

  85. d1島 January 20, 2010 11:04 am


    Perhaps with the extra 4 inches of height, Hardy-Tuilau may be able to exceed the results of this guy.

    Mike Akiu: The speedster from Kalaheo gave up a track scholarship at Washington State because he was not allowed to play football. Transferred to UH, where he blocked a single-season school-record six kicks in 1982.

  86. protector January 20, 2010 11:07 am

    jm2375 on # 49,

    Matt Harding was something, but let’s not forget Mike Akiu; he was a kick-blocker extraordinaire & took his show to the NFL. Memory is not what it was. I think he played for the Dallas Cowboys and / or the Houston Oilers? Anybody else remember? It was a while back.

  87. protector January 20, 2010 11:14 am


    Amazing that we both came up with mention of Mike Akiu within 3 minutes of each other. Talk about being on the same wavelength!

  88. A-House January 20, 2010 11:17 am


    Mike Akiu was drafted by the Houston Oilers as a WR – he had speed!!!!!!

  89. A-House January 20, 2010 11:19 am


    I would like to change your “what ifs” to IT WILL HAPPEN!!!!!

    Can you see Yap and Jamora at DEs with Lagafuiana and Vaughn at DTs! Yikes, look out Boise ST an all future UH opponents.

  90. Kekoa January 20, 2010 11:20 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Yup, luck not a factor so much with da Beast. Genetic endowment and careful preparation will tell his tale.


    I respectfully disagree with DPK. Luck will have to factor in for an opposing lineman who wants tolive!

    …and as luck would have it, they will pray the game ends quickly, and the beast is schackled once again.

  91. PONO January 20, 2010 11:23 am

    I believe that Mercado would be as big of a catch as any of the fantastic 4. We need a reliable kicker.

  92. al January 20, 2010 11:23 am

    bstunna…..current student/athletes are prohibited from being actively involved in recruitment other than when a prospect is on an official visit.

    now, i suppose if they are related and happen to be at the same family gathering….well.

  93. Bulla January 20, 2010 11:24 am

    easy tsaikos,

    one step at a time….

    mike akiu was the rage, man he was quick, and lasted with houston for awhile, i always thought he was before his time.

    now he’s a stevedore making the buku bucks… 🙂

  94. Kekoa January 20, 2010 11:31 am

    Aloha Florida Patty!

    I’m glad that link to the Warrior Beat worked for you yesterday. The Tsaiko’s were eager to hear the updates from you. I’m thinking of Florida Ted as he continues to fight Cancer. It makes me especially proud to know that the Tsaiko’s were such an eager group of fundraisers this past year.

    Looking forward to supporting the various Walk-for-Life programs again this year. I’d love to see a Cancer break-thru in our lifetime!

    Fight on Florida Ted!

  95. A-House January 20, 2010 11:44 am

    Coach Mack and Staff:

    Who will become Warriors? “The future is not ours to see”, but there is a load of “local” talent waiting to become Warriors.

    As a fan, I would like to see more substitutions on both sides of the ball giving the starters rest during each game and for the long season and back-ups the opportunity to get “game experience” while awaiting their turn to become a “starter”. A team with limited or no game experience is the fault of the coaching staff.

    The “run ‘n shoot” is a great scheme and can become an even more effecitve weapon by utilzing the “run” more, crafting different formations off the “basic offensive set”, creating more plays to confuse the defense, and keeping the game entertaining to the thousands of fans at each game.

    Boring is when play after play, we see the same patterns with little or no success. The first quarter of the Idaho game last year was most exciting with the different play calling, but into the 2nd quarter and 2nd half, it became boring with the same type of plays being called. An “inside WR screen” call against the LBacking core that keeps its ground is not a high percentage play for positive yards.

    Dare to be different, innovative in designing plays that will create positive situations for the team and fans. “Trick plays” are not trick plays if they are an integral part of your over-all offensive scheme. The so-called trick play is a teminology constantly used by sports casters for audience purposes, to create excitement for the viewers! When to use special plays is an art and can be very beneficial to the team.

  96. RedZone January 20, 2010 11:51 am

    Mike Akiu was the fastest player on the oilers team.

    When I looked at TH’s video I liked how he was able to find and attack the football when it was in the air. Like Akiu and Harding he could also be a wideout for UH.

  97. RedZone January 20, 2010 11:55 am

    I no mind people criticizing coaches but I would think that it would be best to wait til after the recruiting season is over. I don’t think it helps the coaches in their efforts and I don’t think it helps the program.

  98. bstunna2002 January 20, 2010 11:58 am

    Thanks for the info Al, maybe Jamora can get some words of encouragement over the phone from Paipai and co. then much like how Josh Quezada got calls from Jake Heaps encouraging him to committ to BYU.

  99. jm2375 January 20, 2010 12:11 pm

    Protector – sorry, I was in college on the continent when Mike Akiu played, so I never got to see him… (since this was in the dinosaur days pre-ESPN)

  100. al January 20, 2010 12:38 pm

    mike akiu ran a 4.28 forty.

  101. lava January 20, 2010 12:53 pm

    4.28 in street clothes and surf fins, even faster in cleats.

  102. Bulla January 20, 2010 12:56 pm


    we both played on a softball team called ‘The Wild Bunch’ back in the day, and he would play left field, well, not really….he’d stand a few steps behind the shortstop and taunt the batters to put it over his head. the boy could fly…..but he sure ran under a lot more deep fly balls… was a sight to see. another thing, if he was batting, you wouldn’t want to be a baserunner in front of him….pretty embarrassing to say the least.

    ahhhhhhhhhh, the memories…………..

  103. lava January 20, 2010 12:59 pm

    I hear ya.

    So Bulla, you going to give us a full recap later of this afternoon’s events?

  104. Pomai January 20, 2010 1:03 pm

    Just heard there is a Mr. Chow in the islands doing a little offering????

  105. A-House January 20, 2010 1:03 pm

    Ryan “The Beast” – you go out, play your best, and let all the other players and coaches know that you can make a significant contribution to the Warrior program.

    I would hate to be an OL across the “Beast” today, during Spring and Fall practice and in games cause he goin’ bring some “hurt”.

  106. Garret January 20, 2010 1:04 pm

    I’m glad to hear that John Estes is doing well at the East-West Shrine game practices. The practices are more important than the game itself for the draft position of many players…

    Hawaii center John Estes isn’t a household name, lacks size and isn’t outstanding in any one area. But the way he stood up and pushed back 6-1, 326-pound Stanford tackle Ekom Udofia and his ability to move his feet to help either guard on double-teams is exactly what teams like to see from a mid-to-late-round center prospect (think Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells).

  107. Garret January 20, 2010 1:10 pm

    La Tech got their new coach it seems. I watched a lot of games that his Dad coached at Texas Tech…

    Sonny Dykes, regarded as one of college football’s top assistant coaches and recruitrs, has been chosen as the new head football coach at Louisiana Tech University.

    Dykes has served as the offensive coordinator at Arizona since 2007.

    He was the wide receivers’ coach at Texas Tech from 2000-06, special
    teams coach and receivers’ coach at Kentucky in 1999 and an assistant
    coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 1998.

    Dykes began his college coaching career as an assistant coach and tight
    ends coach at Kentucky in 1997

    He is the son of Texas Tech coaching legend Spike Dykes. His older
    brother, Rick, was Arizona’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
    coach under John Mackovic in 2001-02.

  108. Derek January 20, 2010 1:11 pm

    I saw the tape of John Hardy-Tuliau. This guys is real fast and athletic. Great height for a cornerback, a little thin at 165 lbs., but that’s okay, he can hit people too. But the best thing I saw is that John is what you call a “playmaker”. This guy makes a ton of plays. I predict he will help the Warriors right away and will be in the rotation from the get go. By midseason he might be a starter at cornerback for 4 years. He’s a player. Great find by the coaches. On top of that, when he made his decision to choose the Warriors, he said it was an easy decision over a couple of big time programs. Just unbelievable!!!! I want to see John play right now…that’s how excited I am right not. You can never get enough good cornerbacks.

    We still need a good kicker, bruising running back, a good safety, and pass rusher, and defensive run stopper.

  109. Ralph January 20, 2010 1:11 pm

    when is UH junior days this spring? Reinebold announced that SMU is having their first one February 13 for 2011 recruits. I believe they had 2 last year and a coaches clinic another time. UH needs more of these junior days to meet the players, and bond with the parents, coaches and the players.

  110. A-House January 20, 2010 1:11 pm


    Your above post signfies that there are other “centers” that can be drafted before Estes?

  111. Bulla January 20, 2010 1:18 pm


    i’ll be up there to support all of the student-athletes at the tryout; pretty much it is a testing involving the bench (225 lbs) for reps, the 40 yd, and the pro agility (5-10-5) drill. he’s ready…

    we’ll see how it goes, but we are hoping for a favorable outcome. today will determine who is allowed to participate in Spring training with the team. another step in ryan’s journey to pursuing his dream, that’s all. to him, it’s just another day at the office, all business. he can’t wait to strap it up, hopefully in the weeks to come and help in any way he can…..

  112. al January 20, 2010 1:20 pm

    if we don’t get the running back we will be all right.
    big jon lister will put a blister on many a would be tackler.
    i believe he will open some eyes in the spring.

  113. al January 20, 2010 1:25 pm

    i am thinking that they will or have offered a kicker a greyshirt scholie rather than have two kickers and a punter hold down scholies at one given time.

    at this point, i believe the coaches gotta be feeling pretty good with what they have so far. therefore, getting the best athletes available regardless of position is the key to the finals days of recruitment.

    and of course, always, always, always pursue the quest for the holy grail.

  114. RedZone January 20, 2010 1:32 pm

    Wow i did not know that there were football players in Ethiopia.

  115. Committed Road Warrior January 20, 2010 1:33 pm

    I figured it was only a matter of time before Sonny Dykes would end up with a head-coaching job. Didn’t think it’d be this year, though.

    Regardless, the spread offense makes it return to WAC play.

  116. tommui January 20, 2010 1:33 pm

    Re WAFAN’s #28

    Many years ago, I took my son up to the Mainland to look at schools in Oregon, California and Colorado.

    That spring was one of the worse storms that hit the west coast. The Oregons was wet, per usual, and we could not get to Colorado as the airport was snowed under!!!

    Mike Frink, who was asst. basketball coach at UH and now was up at UDub, was called and Mike said come on up – weather was beautiful!!!

    We did and Mt. Rainer was out in full glory and the sun was shining and the roses were blooming all around the fountain at UDub.

    Eric was offered a job as Manager of the JV Basketball and later of the Varsity BB which meant in-state tution!

    I visited him many times at UDub. Often it was snowing, raining and Rainer had disappeared from sight.

    Why Hawaii kids want to go to UDub is beyond me (other than the education part).

  117. RedZone January 20, 2010 1:34 pm

    is there a Wainae runningback at the tryouts?

  118. protector January 20, 2010 1:34 pm


    Good luck to the Beast! I pray that everyone stays healthy and plays to their optimum in their efforts.

  119. RedZone January 20, 2010 1:40 pm

    Oh yeah I have yet been able to see Mt. Rainer. I have been told that it is there tho. I also remember a little while after skiing at Crystal Mountain a volcano erupted. I forget the name but it was huge.

  120. protector January 20, 2010 1:44 pm

    I hope that Matt Harding & Mike Akiu (or at least their friends) read this blog so they could see the complimentary things said about them / other remembrances. It should be gratifying that the fans do remember them fondly.

  121. Bulla January 20, 2010 1:53 pm


    does Mt. Saint Helens ring a bell? that was HUGE…..ash everywhere in the stratosphere.

  122. tommui January 20, 2010 1:56 pm


    Best wishes to Ryan and the Eastman ohana.

    Look forward to seeing him in the Fall.

  123. SteveM January 20, 2010 2:16 pm

    Bets wishes for Ran Eastman to have a really super day this afternoon.

    Leaving soon for my bimonthly doctor checkup and scolding. Knew I should not have put the boxes of Butterfingers and Reese’s in front of the TV in our computer room… 🙁

  124. chopsueyboy January 20, 2010 2:21 pm

    it must be the education at U-Dub, azngamer808 turned down partial financial assistance at other institutions and chose Huskies instead. not normal for chinese boy to refuse money. fortunate for parents that he graduated in 4 years using their quarter system and still was able to come home every summer and winter. He remains in Seattle area.

  125. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 2:40 pm

    Re: Idaho game.
    The game plan changed because Rodney Bradley went out with an injury. That coupled with Bryant Moniz making his second start.
    When you lose your second-best playmaker unexpectedly, and you’re down to a fourth-string quarterback, you have to keep the offense basic.

  126. mctruck January 20, 2010 2:42 pm

    My question is, how did Estes lose,(1 1/4-inches) from his college days at UH??

  127. guest January 20, 2010 2:43 pm

    Any scoops on some of the names of the participants at todays tryouts? Any noteables from previous years or some gems that got overlooked?

  128. Stretch January 20, 2010 2:45 pm

    January 20th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    My question is, how did Estes lose,(1 1/4-inches) from his college days at UH??

    hahahaha you think everyone’s measurements are accurate?? Everyone is a few inchers taller and many pounds heavier.

  129. d1島 January 20, 2010 2:45 pm

    Tryouts abound this afternoon and into the evening…for players and coaches!
    Good Luck (and happy hunting) to All!

  130. d1島 January 20, 2010 2:48 pm


    My thinking on it is that with so much emphasis on the “measurables”, when the “employer” sends someone out with a tape measure, the #’s are always gonna be a little lower.

  131. mctruck January 20, 2010 2:50 pm

    I want to see “the Beast” as a triple threat; besides his defensive skills, I want to see him as a blocking back and it wouldn’t hurt to give him the rock in short yardage situations and see what he can do…..he won’t go down easy, that’s all I can imagine.

  132. Kekoa (iPhone) January 20, 2010 2:54 pm

    RedZone ~ I taught *mountaineering* and winter survival at an Army camp on the way up to Crystal Mt. It was 1974, I was enjoying living at Huckelberry Creek that winter.

    Night Skiing at Crystal was our reward for dealing with instructing the troops sent to us from Ft Lewis for 2 weeks. Lots of X-country, Downhill skiing mixed with snowshoes and dog sledding!

  133. Bulla January 20, 2010 3:00 pm


    we’ll just see where everything goes, but having a chance on the scout team will provide many blessings….at a camp in utah during HS years, he carried the ball a few times from 10 yds and in…..pretty funny, a DL running over people instead of tackling them….easy instructions, no score no dinner….what motivation 🙂

  134. lava January 20, 2010 3:01 pm

    I am confident the Beast will shine this afternoon.

    It might be interesting to see him in the backfield blocking in addition to his full-time job, as mctruck suggested.

  135. NorthShoreFan January 20, 2010 3:31 pm

    The Beast is Unleashed! Somewhere in the vacinity of the Manoa campus, there is …..
    Beast, show them an example they cannot refuse! Guuuud Luck and stay healthy!

  136. wafan January 20, 2010 3:54 pm

    In a couple of years we will have the Beastie Boys on defense. It will be awesome!

    Glad I will be sitting in the stands or in my comfy chair rather than having to stop them.

    Go Warriors!

    Go Beastie Boys!

  137. (Jesse) James January 20, 2010 4:00 pm

    Stretch…#128…the same can be said for some Tsaikos….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  138. SojuNTaegu January 20, 2010 4:15 pm

    John Hardy is 6 foot 1 and 165? People might get him confused with the Goal Post during game time….

    Welcome to the Warriors John, get some food bruddah…..

  139. d1島 January 20, 2010 4:16 pm

    Interesting how specific this coach gets about prospects in his Facebook comment.

    Wednesday The Road II…South Louisiana today after visiting Rummell and Curtis in New Orleans to check on junior players…great WR who I got tape on and a long CB at two of the River Parish’s top programs…amazing to me how a state of 4 million people can turn out the great players that Louisiana does on a yearly basis.

  140. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 4:31 pm

    I forgot.. today is the walk-on tryouts..

    Got my fingers crossed for the Beast…
    Looking forward to hearing all good news about his efforts and showing.

    hmm… maybe at the same time I should give prayer for whomever might be in front of him, eh?

  141. wafan January 20, 2010 5:10 pm

    mih . . .

    Should also include whatever is in front of him, too. HA!

  142. Kekoa (iPhone) January 20, 2010 5:13 pm

    Nice to see our former Supah Ferry being deployed to haul U.S. Troops and relief supplies to haiti. The 2nd Ferry will also be put into service.

    I wonder what people will think. All it took for me was one R/T to appreciate this ship. What a shame we had to send them away.

  143. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 5:30 pm


    I know.. I know… we kept telling ourselves that we were going to go after our boy got out of high school…and then… poof! it’s gone.

  144. Dudley Do-Right January 20, 2010 5:35 pm

    Al knew of this (recruit) since yesterday afternoon.
    Thanks, Al, for holding back
    OK AL – what else are you hiding up your sleeves? Tell us, we won’t blab.

  145. Bulla January 20, 2010 5:44 pm

    Auryte, all pau in the rain in Manoa:)

  146. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 6:01 pm


    I wonder who’s heart was beating harder, eh?
    Yours or that of the Beast who was doing all the physical work?

  147. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 6:05 pm

    oops…’who’s’ should have been.. ‘whose’…

  148. al January 20, 2010 6:13 pm

    something noteworthy…..

    WAC Honors 34 UH Fall Student-Athletes As Academic All-WAC

    1/20/2010 8:19:05 AM
    DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2009 academic all-WAC cross country, football, soccer and volleyball teams for the fall with 34 student-athletes from the University of Hawai‘i honored.

    UH had three cross country runners, 15 football players, nine soccer players and seven volleyball players receive academic all-WAC recognition.

    A student-athlete must have completed one academic year to be eligible, holding at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA while playing in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests. A total of 312 student-athletes were named to the list from the nine WAC schools.

    List of UH Athletes Honored:

    Cross Country
    Liisa Cushing, So.
    Mariana Monasi, Sr.
    Whitney Torigoe, Sr.

    Haku Correa, So.
    Paipai Falemalu, So.
    Inoke Funaki, Gr.
    Aaron Kia, Sr.
    Mana Lolotai, Sr.
    Antwan Mahaley, Gr.
    Vaughn Meatoga, Jr.
    Jon Medeiros, Sr.
    Corey Paredes, Jr.
    Kealoha Pilares, Jr.
    Royce Pollard, Jr.
    Liko Satele, Jr.
    Mana Silva, Sr.
    Spencer Smith, Sr.
    Tuika Tufaga, Gr.

    Ambree Ako, Sr.
    Vanessa Bailey, Sr.
    Britta Bourne, Sr.
    Tiffany Ikeda-Simao, So.
    Kelsie Look, Sr.
    Brittani Lum, So.
    Mari Punzal, Jr.
    Kristyn Shapka, Sr.
    Julia Siljestrom, Sr.

    Stephanie Brandt, Sr.
    Kanani Danielson, So.
    Catherine Fowler, Sr.
    Brittany Hewitt, So.
    Elizabeth Ka‘aihue, Jr.
    Amber Kaufman, Sr.
    Jayme Lee, Sr.

  149. Kekoa (iPhone) January 20, 2010 6:15 pm

    M-i-h ~ Keep losing my train of thought while watching Moanike’ala Nabarro…

    Apparently the Gov’t bought both ships. After this crisis, I wonder what other plans they’ll have for them.

    Wouldn’t it be something if they had to send them back to Hawaii to help in a relief effort for Kauai?

  150. RedZone January 20, 2010 6:16 pm

    Kekoa that road going to Crystal Mt in the winter was unreal. It was really difficult trying to go uphill when the car kept sliding backwards.

  151. wafan January 20, 2010 6:17 pm

    Good luck to the coaches with their meeting with Jamora!

    Bring back another Warrior!!!

  152. wafan January 20, 2010 6:18 pm


  153. al January 20, 2010 6:22 pm


    first off the formalities, how’s nell and horse?
    did those two finally ditch you riding off into the sunset, together?

    ok, that out of the way.

    all’s i know is that this weekend looms as the largest recruit weekend for the university of hawaii in the greg mcmackin era.

    if we are fortunate to land at least half of the future stars that will come for their visit, then this year’s recruits will go down in history as one of the best ever. the potential of this class is immense.

    we could be done with recruiting if we get more than half.

    oh, oh, oh of course we will always continue the quest for the holy grail.

  154. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 6:23 pm

    UH visit with Jamora moved to tomorrow because he is recovering from illness. I’m sure they’ll bring him chicken soup.

  155. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 6:44 pm


    What Irony that would be.. relief effort for Kauai… While one would never wish another Iniki on Kauai… those Super Ferries could have been incredible assets during such emergencies.

  156. al January 20, 2010 6:45 pm

    where’s ralph?

    hawaii wins first game 30-21.
    hawaii just takes the lead in gm2 25-24.

  157. al January 20, 2010 6:48 pm

    hawaii 27-25

  158. jm2375 January 20, 2010 6:49 pm

    Kekoa – #143 – couldn’t agree more. Wuz looking forward to taking the 2nd ferry to the Big Island. oh well…..

  159. al January 20, 2010 6:52 pm

    hawaii 30-26
    pacific shoots own foot w/service error and two hitting errors for final three points.

  160. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 7:05 pm

    What was that.. second set?

  161. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:14 pm

    Congrats to all the ALL WAC ACADEMIC University of Hawaii Student Athletes.

    With the pressures of winning game in and game out, we as fans can sometimes forget what other pressures these kids have to endure off the field/court.



  162. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:15 pm

    Do we have some GREEN kool-aid for Jamora? 😎

  163. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:17 pm

    LET’S GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:20 pm

    UH Cheerleaders Finish Eighth at UCA Nationals


    The University of Hawai‘i cheerleading team placed eighth in the 2010 Universal Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championships this past weekend at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports® Milk House in Orlando, Fla.

    Hawaii, the top seeded Division IA squad from the West Region, was one the least experienced teams in the competition after graduating out a large number of seniors last year. Even with the lack of nationals experience, Hawaii competed well, performing a difficult routine filled with original stunts and dynamic basket tosses and pyramids that impressed the judges and fans alike, placing them once again in the top ten.

    “I was proud of the courage our team showed when they took the floor,” said head coach Mike Baker. “We hit a challenging stunt combination in the opening and then nailed an original and very difficult pyramid sequence in the first half of the program. But the early success in the routine caused us to become excited that created a bit of a disconnect within the team. After the first half I realized that the team was too pumped. But once the music starts, you can’t stop, so I could only stand on the side and watch them try to work through that emotion. We ended up not performing the middle, “cheer” portion of our program as well as we had in practice, but in the end the team showed a great deal of poise by regrouping and finishing strong.”

    “We are an extremely young team,” continued Baker. “Only three out of our 16 member team have ever stepped foot on the UCA Nationals floor—the most prestigious competition in cheerleading. I thought they showed a lot of heart and they represented both the University and the State of Hawai‘i with pride. We are graduating only one person this spring, so we have the potential to return virtually everyone next year.”

    “Hawai‘i has a lot of fans across the country who look forward to our performances because we are known for being an innovative team,” said Baker. “Fans watching were surprised to learn how young we are because they performed like a veteran team. This year, because of our youth, we worked hard to lay down a solid foundation of fundamentals and skills. We’re really looking forward to the possibilities for next year. The team now fully understands the high-level of skill and speed required to be considered truly elite, and I believe we have a bright future ahead of us.”

    Coed Division IA Final Results:
    1. University of Kentucky
    2. University of Alabama
    3. UCF
    4. Louisiana State University
    5. The Ohio State University
    6. Mississippi State University
    7. University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
    8. University of Hawai‘i
    9. Western Kentucky University
    10. University of Kansas
    11. University of Memphis
    12. University of Mississippi
    13. Indiana University
    14. Pennsylvania State University – University Park
    15. Florida State University

  165. lava January 20, 2010 7:37 pm

    Where’s Bulla at. We needed a lot more of a report than all pau. I know he’s not a man of that few words.

  166. lava January 20, 2010 7:38 pm

    ST, did you attend the walk-on thingy?

  167. al January 20, 2010 7:41 pm

    sorry mih….back from my stewed roast duck soup noodle. urp.

    third set 30-22 men sweep pac u.

  168. al January 20, 2010 7:45 pm

    looks as though steve hunt is the new starter.
    or it could be that gus t was injured or sick since he didn’t get it the game.

    nice win by the warriors.

  169. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:47 pm

    For anyone interested and not doing anything next week Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm and will be in the Manoa area:


    5:00PM – 7:00PM

    PDF file with detailed objectives and proposed maximum price increases allowed for UH sporting events:

    It’s not a simple proposal to raise season tickets, premium contribution prices, and prices on individual game tickets to UH sports, in fact the literature indicates no real proposal to raise ticket prices at all.

    If anything it looks more like a leverage manuever to eliminate “tier pricing” and possibly aid in moving forward to imposing a student activity fee.

    Since it is a public meeting, I’ll be there to take notes. 😎

  170. Bulla January 20, 2010 7:49 pm


    sorry about that……whew, wet and windy in manoa, ask ST, he braved the elements as did the princess ‘to get the story’ 🙂

    40 yd. dash was 5.0 (rain, wet field, lot of guys slipping and pulling hamstrings)

    Pro Agility was 4.5 (still on a slick surface, but he was tops in his group with LB’s and RB’s also)

    225 bench was 19 reps, could have been more, but nursing a sore rt. rotor cuff….it’ll go up once he’s training regularly……..

    all in all he looked pretty good and hopefully he’ll get asked to come out for Spring ball.

    about 60 guys out there today, some bigger, some quicker, some stronger, some uglier……………you don’t have to be the best, just good enough to get to the next step…………….

  171. jonj January 20, 2010 7:55 pm

    did anyone see that Zachary Quines was just rated #17 inside LB and Tuu lolohea was ranked #35 in nation by

  172. Kazz January 20, 2010 7:59 pm


    Were the guys out on Ching Field or the grass field?

  173. Dudley Do-Right January 20, 2010 8:06 pm

    AL: The psych said that while a lot of guys love their horse, I was sick!

    Re: the Holy Grail – where is Galahad or Parsifal when you need them? Maybe Coach Mac can substitute.

  174. lava January 20, 2010 8:09 pm

    Thanks Bulla. Sounds good.

  175. Bulla January 20, 2010 8:09 pm

    Ching field

  176. d1島 January 20, 2010 8:19 pm

    Congrats to The Beast!

    I’m sure the coaching staff will make the right decision. 🙂

  177. d1島 January 20, 2010 8:20 pm

    Congrats to the VolleyBows!

  178. OldDiver January 20, 2010 8:42 pm


    did you see anyone that surprised you at the tryouts? In a good way? Guys that might have a chance to contribute?

  179. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 8:50 pm


    That’s outstanding! Nice to have our local boys and recruits rated so high.

    did anyone see that Zachary Quines was just rated #17 inside LB and Tuu lolohea was ranked #35 in nation by

  180. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 9:15 pm

    Hey? Whaddayaknow…

    That boost on Zack and Tuu put us back on top in recruting within the WAC..

  181. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 9:30 pm

    Great time at the walk-on tryouts.
    Some interesting players.

  182. d1島 January 20, 2010 9:43 pm

    Do tell…..

  183. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2010 9:43 pm

    Details in tomorrow’s paper.
    (That’s what happens when we’re the only news outlet at the event.)

  184. d1島 January 20, 2010 9:45 pm

    OK, if you promise…..


  185. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 9:46 pm

    I didn’t know that our Samoa recruit actually spent most of his prep years in Oahu… Looks like he only spent two years in Samoa…

    or…did I miss that sometime ago on this blog?

    David, a shy, soft-spoken boy says his football career began with the Ewa Beach Cardinals flag football squad in West O’ahu, Hawaii.

    He played with the Cardinals up until the eighth grade; attended Word of Life Academy in downtown Honolulu in his freshman year and joined the Campbell High School Sabers squad in Ewa Beach in his sophomore year.

    Junior year, David moved to American Samoa and joined the Fa’asao Marist roster while a student at Kanana Fou.

    He dreams of playing for the NFL.

    “I hope to get into a good college and continue playing football and make it to the NFL…if not, I’ll continue in the ministry,” he said of his future plans.

    Thankful for earning ASHSAA honorable mention, David says: “I thank God…my coaches for putting out extra, my parents and family and my church Great Life 684 and 808. I want to thank the other 10 out there with me, without them none of my tackles would be possible.”

  186. al January 20, 2010 9:56 pm

    mih…okay. so where were you?

    his if family with the infamous singing group, the katinas

  187. al January 20, 2010 9:57 pm

    so tsai…we know that ryan e. was there.
    what about akoni lasconia?

  188. al January 20, 2010 9:58 pm

    btw….are you guys having the black out too?

    i hear that it covers more than half of the island and soon i’ll be out of power on my laptop.

  189. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 10:14 pm

    No black out here in Kaneohe.

    I knew his Uncles were the Katina’s but I didn’t know that David himself spent all that many years on Oahu. It’s just a homecoming for him… sort of..

  190. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 10:20 pm

    Started off as such a beautiful day this morning, then it got overcast after mid-day, started to drizzle at around 4 and the winds started to kick up at about 5…

  191. madeinhawaii January 20, 2010 10:21 pm

    Florida Ted,

    Stay positive, get well! You are in our thoughts tonight… every night.

  192. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 20, 2010 11:13 pm

    Yea, Cheer, Yeah Volleybows!

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Walk-on Dreams!

  193. SteveM January 20, 2010 11:16 pm

    No power outage here in Liliha/Nuuanu. Even RR ethernet was up most of the time. Think I’ll go sleep early…in my bed. 😆

    Good night everyone!

    Look forward to seeing more about the tryouts tomorrow.

  194. al January 20, 2010 11:33 pm

    well power was restored about 10:20 pm.

    thank God i invested in that back up battery power source recently.

    last big power outage blew my hard drive. i’ve learned.
    okay, so now i need to get something for the tv and stuff. also learned recently that a power strip looses its effectiveness after a few blowouts.

    anyone else hear that or are they just trying to get me to purchase a high end power strip????

  195. Ralph January 20, 2010 11:39 pm

    get an APC with high Joules rating to hook up your tv, computer, etc.

  196. al January 20, 2010 11:41 pm

    thinking about jamora and the other recruits who have so much thinking to do.

    it is tough for a parent to have their kid soooo far away from home. i know how it is. bulla knows how it is.

    so when #2 got really sick once and had to go to emergency. whoa. the boss was ready to catch the next bus out. too bad the airbus was not up and running yet. helpless feeling i tell you.

    recently, hauoli jamora was hospitalized with pneumonia. could you imagine if he got real sick while being so far away???

    yup, these are the things that parents are concerned about.

  197. al January 20, 2010 11:44 pm

    i wonder if the cold weather had anything to do with his getting ill?

  198. Ralph January 20, 2010 11:47 pm

    I hope Hardy-Tuilau doesn’t read about the bowling alleys closing on Oahu, one less rec for him. Maybe he can pick up surfing and do all his bowling in cali with family.

  199. al January 20, 2010 11:48 pm

    i have the pc on a separate back up battery/surge protector that also regulates the in coming power fluctuations as well.

    i guess i should go down best buy soon.

  200. al January 20, 2010 11:50 pm

    on another note…

    letsgowarriors mentioned to me that new recruit john hardy-tuilau is related to early commit christian “bubba” poueu-luna and in fact they both tripped this weekend. it’ll be fun playing with family and opposing each other in practices at the same time.

    i know that bubba has relatives here. so i guess these young men at least a local connection to fall back upon. that is good.

  201. al January 20, 2010 11:54 pm

    when was the last time that a university of hawaii recruit class had so many 3 star athletes as rated by several different services.

    14 out of the 25 thus far is incredible and in fact there are several 2star guys deserving of a bump up. these are guys who have generally gone under the radar but will prove over time that they are worthy.

    this is a solid class that will really make their mark in 3-5 years.

  202. al January 20, 2010 11:58 pm

    ralph….didn’t recently an old bowling alley reopen. okay, i believe that the old pali lanes was the one under new owners. i think they renamed it.

  203. Ralph January 21, 2010 12:09 am

    Kody is related to Lefotu, cousins, good to have family on the team and in the islands.

  204. Bulla January 21, 2010 1:40 am

    Some interesting guys at the tryout, didn’t know them by name but they ‘looked’ very impressive. Princess Leila interviewed one guy, 6’2, 200 lbs and ripped, local kid and a speed burner, looked like he lives in the weight room. And they had some bunnies out there faster than fast, so we shall see…..

  205. Bulla January 21, 2010 2:34 am

    kawika borden is the guy i was talking about……nice specimen………and he did a good interview with princess leila.

  206. ai-eee-soos January 21, 2010 2:37 am

    the “tryout” article has been posted.

  207. ai-eee-soos January 21, 2010 2:42 am

    “tryout” photo gallery also posted.

  208. wafan January 21, 2010 3:43 am

    Good morning, all!

  209. wafan January 21, 2010 3:43 am

    Cannot wait to see the Beastie Buddies on the field in a couple of years. Whoo-hoo!!!

  210. wafan January 21, 2010 3:44 am

    Going to be a late night. SkillsUSA leadership contests today. Sure hope the kids are ready.

  211. wafan January 21, 2010 3:45 am

    Off to read the walk-on report.

  212. Garret January 21, 2010 4:36 am

    JP Davis update.

    A former University of Hawaii football player had sexual assault charges against him dropped on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement.

    JoPierre Davis hopes to clear his name and move on to a career in professional football.

    Davis was originally charged with seven felonies. However, in consultation with the alleged victim, prosecutors agreed to seek no jail time, drop all the sexual assault charges and accept a plea to misdemeanor assault, trespassing and drug possession.

  213. d1島 January 21, 2010 5:52 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice reading about those still chasing their dreams.

    Two “Big Mike’s” yesterday; any Leigh Anne’s? 😈

    Have a terrific day erryboddy! Keep fightin’ Florida Ted!


  214. bstunna2002 January 21, 2010 6:16 am

    after watching more highlights of Vista Murietta football I’m pumped up ,this recruit comes from a d that seems to play fast and vicious,they also have a running back that reminds me of Nasti low to the ground hard runner not afraid to lower his shoulder and get a few extra yards, if you get a chance the highlights are linked to John Hardy’s gotta check it out.

  215. Kekoa (iPhone) January 21, 2010 6:24 am

    Mahalo coach Bulla!

    Good to hear a *Bullish* report from the stockyard.

    I would have made it to da East side, but my canoe was swamped by some heavy rains and runoff from above your Makakilo hale. Apparently 14 on da left wasn’t enuff.

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