Camp Day 2: Freshman QB injured

Freshman quarterback Kevin Spain will undergo season-ending surgery after being diagnosed with a slightly torn ligament in his right shoulder. He said he expects to be fully healthy for spring training. 

Corey Nielsen, a second-year freshman who was not on the 105-player roster for training camp, will replace Spain. Nielsen, who has been training in California, will arrive in town Sunday. 

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Siaki Cravens has moved from outside linebacker to defensive end.

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A notable absence yesterday was defensive lineman Josh Manupuna. He was in the top rotation during spring training, and was expected to compete for extensive playing time this season. Manupuna, who transferred from Portland State a year ago, needs to resolve some eligibility issues.

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One of the oldest tricks in P.R. is to release bad news on Friday afternoons. Makes sense. The least-watched TV news is on Friday nights; the least-read newspaper is Saturday’s editions. 

Someone forgot to tell UH that. Let’s see, they announced the implementation of an athletics fee on a Thursday, and today — which not only is a Friday, but for city workers, a Furlough Friday — key assistant coaches in men’s basketball (Brandyn Akana) and men’s volleyball (Jeff Hall) were announced. 

It’s a good thing the UH-USC game is not on a Friday.


  1. chopsueyboy August 6, 2010 8:20 am


  2. chopsueyboy August 6, 2010 8:23 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Yippee! It’s time for football and got #1 two days in a row.

  3. Slugger August 6, 2010 8:23 am

    Eh! Snuck it in dere…


  4. Garret August 6, 2010 8:29 am

    Hopefully everything works out for Josh Manupuna.

  5. Garret August 6, 2010 8:32 am

    First the Chicago Sun-Times posted the story about the $200k payout to a recruit, then they took it out of their story, then after Kentucky denied it they say that they are sticking to their story. This could be another USC-level NCAA investigation with some major penalties if true. I wonder which 3 Universities ratted out Kentucky?

    The University of Kentucky on Thursday denied a Chicago Sun-Times report that a $200,000 deal was made to get a top Chicago high school basketball player to attend the school, according to a law firm representing the university.

    When the original story detailing the discussions and the $200,000 agreement was posted online Wednesday, the university posted a letter on its own website from its law firm asking the Sun-Times to withdraw publication of the story.

    ”Please be advised that the article is false and defamatory and could lead to legal action,” stated the letter, which was signed by attorney Stephen L. Barker.

    Sources from three separate universities told the Sun-Times that Davis Sr. asked for money in return for his son’s commitment, with the amounts ranging from $125,000 to $150,000.

  6. (Jesse) James August 6, 2010 8:33 am

    Woo Hoo…top ten…yeah

  7. (Jesse) James August 6, 2010 8:33 am

    From last blog…This one is for Gramps (KK)…

  8. (Jesse) James August 6, 2010 8:36 am

    Best wishes to Mr. Manupuna….Get those eligibility issues resolved so that your focus can be on playing….

    ST, are the eligibility issues something that could have been resolved by the admin and they missed it or is it something that the athlete missed? Just curious….

  9. SteveM August 6, 2010 8:40 am


    Good morning again!

  10. cheepono August 6, 2010 8:45 am

    top 10!

    cheepono out.

  11. tom mui August 6, 2010 8:47 am

    Gee, top twenty.

    Good morning all – and a top of the morning to DPK!

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2010 8:56 am


    Good Morning to you too, Tom!

  13. roysan16 August 6, 2010 9:02 am

    top 15

  14. koakane™ August 6, 2010 9:02 am

    morning tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s nice sunny aloha friday to everyone

    jj knew that, done that seems just wasted money imho 😆

    why is eligibility problems appearing when fall ball begins? compliance officer gotta be on this from time a recruit has applied and been accept by UH. problem happens to often…gotta be fixed.

  15. CoolEthan August 6, 2010 9:06 am

    Earlier in the week I mentioned that my magic 8 Ball predicted some good news with Colt and a future team by today.

    Come on magic 8 ball. Strut your stuff.

  16. wafan August 6, 2010 9:15 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  17. roysan16 August 6, 2010 9:17 am


    if you’ve noticed i’ve purposely dont post as much. so theres your repreive. plus when you think about it, when i do stir things up, like assisting maui boy with his question, it sparked others into coming up with the answer. is that bad?

  18. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) August 6, 2010 9:18 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Morning ST!

    Furlough Friday

  19. wafan August 6, 2010 9:19 am

    Seems the compliance person and/or UH admissions is not quite right. Broken? Overworked? Incompetent? Understaffed?

    Or is the issue with the student-athlete? Lack of follow-through? Grades?

  20. roysan16 August 6, 2010 9:22 am

    oh i see, everyone heres going to regurgitate the same think about the uh compliance person when the fact remains they dont know the full story at this point. oh boy.

  21. Garret August 6, 2010 9:29 am

    I think that the red turf that Eastern Washington is putting in may be even worse than the blue turf that BSU has…

  22. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 9:34 am

    Not enough bodies in the compliance office… are we still down to one, there?

  23. koakane™ August 6, 2010 9:37 am

    roysan16 my only concern is this issue appears time and time again. whomever is supposed to be keeping tabs on the recruits has to be aware of these problems and communicates it to all the parties concern. then probably do a follow ensuring compliance.

  24. haka August 6, 2010 9:39 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

    Beat Everyone!

    Allllriiiiiiiiighty then!

  25. koakane™ August 6, 2010 9:39 am

    mih if staffing is a problem then that should be addressed to ensure efficient and smooth operations.

  26. BG August 6, 2010 9:41 am


    Old saying…when you point blame at others, three fingers point back at YOU. You had no clue why folks didn’t respond to Maui Boy’s question. If you notice no one has answered Maui Boy’s original question…still? Yet, you feel qualified to paint everyone with the same brush with your sarcasm and pat yourself on your back for getting “results”. Just pointing out the irony.

  27. SteveM August 6, 2010 9:54 am

    DPK — did you see the photo of the Captain in my last ship web page photos? It was posted on a board with all the ship’s officers and if it was a Tsai-ko cruise, I would have suspected A-Joe of some photoshop work. I did meet him in person and he is the same height as you. 🙂

  28. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2010 10:00 am

    Good morning BG!

    Some peoples keeds huh?

    Hope Betty is doing ok. Friday is always tuff for her.

    Got a fund raiser to help with on da Wessai this PM. Talk to you later. I’m gone!

  29. al August 6, 2010 10:03 am

    i hear usc has a dozen in the compliance office and we have but one? is this correct?

  30. BG August 6, 2010 10:04 am

    Kekoa…check. Will be back home about noon tomorrow. Today is kind of a rest day, so I’m trying to get caught up on stuff.

  31. A-House August 6, 2010 10:05 am

    Happy birfday to Screecher #1, aka, JM2375’s keed – met her and she is a bundle of energy!

  32. (Jesse) James August 6, 2010 10:05 am

    roysan…that’s not a bad thing and you should continue to post…all comments are welcome.

    I’m not blaming anyone in the compliance office…just curious and asking ST for the full story which we don’t know. That’s why I asked if this issue had to do with something that the administration was supposed to do or was it something the student athlete was responsible for?

    In the end, responsibility is shared by both parties as they should both be determining a student-athletes eligibility status and working towards making sure everything is completed.

    However, this has happened in the past and if we don’t figure out what’s wrong, we can’t fix it and make sure it doesn’t happen again in the future. I mean, I’d hate to see a student-athlete’s situation screwed up because of something that could have been avoided had their been more due diligence by both parties.

  33. (Jesse) James August 6, 2010 10:24 am

    Oops…#32 there not their…

  34. roysan16 August 6, 2010 10:30 am


    all i know is that 12 hours went by and no one had the kindness to return his question with an answer, so there’s nothing for you to refute.

    but it goes beyond this, it just seems that the overall pulse of this blog isn’t healthy. there’s seems to be very little interaction, unlike how it was 1-2 years ago. look at the number of posters that have ran away. look at the low number of daily post.. every body seems to be into themselves, talking goo goo gaa gaa kind of stuff.

  35. al August 6, 2010 10:41 am

    quit complaining…the gibber just picked up a seven footer from usc.

  36. al August 6, 2010 10:41 am

    back to work….

  37. Kazz August 6, 2010 10:45 am

    Here’s to a great start of Fall camp for our Warriors.


  38. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 10:50 am

    I was here posting two years ago. All feels the same to me. Better… because of the bonds of friendship and trust in those you’ve met face-to-face. Low post count? I don’t see it. Didn’t we close the Tiser with 1600 posts just a few weeks back? Season hasn’t started yet.

  39. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 10:52 am

    We were down to zero when our one compliance officer went on vacation this summer.. Don’t know if they ever hired any others… but even if they did, there has to be a learning curve, eh? Unless you can woo some experienced type from the mainland.

  40. duffer August 6, 2010 11:06 am

    Did a search on Google

    albeit, for 2009……….

  41. Derek August 6, 2010 11:09 am

    Donovan has got to look into what’s going on with the admissions dept. and the complicance area. Are people on the ball? Are people incompetent? What’s the problem?

    Back to recruiting. I see SMU has 17 commitments. Boise St. has a bunch. UH – zero. Doesn’t sound good to me. Is it recruits are taking their time and weighing their options?

    You would think UH could have had at least a couple or maybe up to 5 commitments by now, especially locally. What are the needs for 2011? Secondary, defensive linemen, offensive line, receivers, athletes.

  42. Pcwarrior August 6, 2010 11:11 am

    Re 39

    I agree, there should be more on staff to watch out for and take care of these situations. I don’t know who dropped the ball or what the whole story is but it’s just another local talent wasting time on the sidelines to start the year:(. I hope his issue will be resolved soon!!!

  43. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 11:22 am

    Hmm… looks like UH OL gray shirt recruit, Aussie Blake Muir has committed to SMU for 2011…

  44. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 11:24 am

    When SMU’s OL recruit didn’t qualify they ended up withan open scholarship that they could offer him come January.. UH apparently doesn’t have any till the fall of 2011 so they could only offer a grayshirt.

  45. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 11:29 am

    Can’t say anyone really dropped the ball… maybe he got an incomplete for summer work or some grade didn’t come through at the last minute and they just found out.. who knows? If the athlete doesn’t speak up, they won’t know till the paperwork is sent to the coaches. I just hope that it is cleared up quickly for the athlete’s sake as well as the programs – whatever the reasons might be.

  46. Ralph August 6, 2010 11:31 am

    I may be wrong but I do believe an undergraduate student can enroll at UH as an unclassified student during the Fall and Spring semesters. Similarly, a student can register for summer school without having to pass entrance exams or meet UH entrance requirements. The athletes in question could be enrolled at UH in this manner while they await full acceptance to UH as a regular student. All acceptances to UH is pending submission and review of final transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.

  47. Garret August 6, 2010 11:34 am


    I posted the news about Blake Muir in yesterday’s blog. My question yesterday was what happened to Blake since he was reportedly a grayshirt recruit for UH as part of the 2010 recruiting class. I posted links to that yesterday if anyone wants to see the news that was reported last January about his UH grayshirt acceptance.

    Hawkpeter posted on SportsHawaii that UH doesn’t have a scholarship available for Blake in January. So, they want Blake to pay his own way (Hawkpeter said it will cost $18k) to go to UH full-time in the Spring…it doesn’t sound like we can call him a grayshirt for UH if UH doesn’t have a scholarship in January for him.

  48. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 11:36 am

    Yeah, but Josh has been here for a year.. sat out last season due to NCAA rules.. he’s a redshirt Junior… so, I’m thinking it’s got to do with some grades in question.. or incompletes.

  49. Garret August 6, 2010 11:37 am

    A grayshirt is when a player goes part-time or doesn’t enroll in college in the fall and then goes full-time *on scholarship* in the spring. The advantage of that is that a player gets to go through a full spring practice and still have 5 years to play 4.

    Having a player pay his own way to be a full-time student in the spring is NOT a grayshirt recruit. I’m not sure what the term is, but it is not what the term grayshirt is used for. Grayshirts *never* pay their own way as a full-time student.

  50. Ralph August 6, 2010 11:40 am

    Due to confidentiality laws the school or professor can not reveal the student’s grade to the coach or his standing in the class to anyone. Therefore the compliance officer comes into play after the course is completed and only then can she determine if the athlete meets all NCAA and UH requirements. Everything is moot if he does not gain admission to UH for whatever reason.

  51. Garret August 6, 2010 11:44 am

    Update on Pisa. He’s in a close batter with Nick Roach for the starting spot.

    Nick Roach resumed taking starters reps at strong side linebacker after Pisa Tinoisamoa handled the first-team work Wednesday night. Tinoisamoa stood out Thursday, breaking up two consecutive passes during 7-on-7 drills.

  52. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 11:49 am


    Australia’s academic year is from January to December. If he graduates in December, I can see him wanting to start in January… however, if UH has no scholarships to offer him in January….

  53. Ralph August 6, 2010 11:49 am

    are you curious about a coach’s APR, check this site … bmit=Start

  54. Garret August 6, 2010 11:51 am

    #51: “batter” should be “battle”

  55. Garret August 6, 2010 11:58 am

    Australia’s academic year is from January to December. If he graduates in December, I can see him wanting to start in January… however, if UH has no scholarships to offer him in January….


    And if UH offers a grayshirt offer and doesn’t have the January scholarship that grayshirt offers give…he’s being asked to walk on since UH ran out of scholarships. There is one *major* problem with what Blake’s family seems to have been told: a walk-on has to wait a certain amount of time before he can go on scholarship, so UH might not be able to put him on scholarship in the Fall like he thinks.

    Remember, Moniz walked on and Mack was sure that Moniz would be able to go on scholarship in January…only to find out *after* those statements were published that Moniz actually had to wait until August to go on scholarship. So, if Blake has saved up the $18k he needs to go to UH in the Spring, what happens if he has to pay for his Summer and Fall tuition because he has to wait a year to get a scholarship? Does he have to drop out because he’ll be out of money?

    Grayshirt offers mean that a scholarship is available in January. Walk-ons have to wait a year for a scholarship we saw in Moniz’s situation.

  56. Ralph August 6, 2010 12:00 pm

    If Blake Muir goes to SMU they will have 18 athletes committed for 2011

  57. Ralph August 6, 2010 12:03 pm

    Is there a list of the 105 players who made the summer roster?

  58. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 12:10 pm

    Ralph, I believe Slugger has a copy of the roster and she plans to make copies of it.

  59. Garret August 6, 2010 12:12 pm

    I think that I was wrong in my post #55. Someone just contacted me and said that walk-ons can receive scholarships in less than a year after entering, but the catch is that they will count as one of the 25 initial scholarships that a school is given for a recruiting class.

    So, UH *can* give Blake a scholarship in the Fall of 2011 if they 2011 recruiting class has less than 25 people and UH is below the 85 total scholarship limit. I think in Moniz’s case UH was at the limit so he had to wait.

  60. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 12:16 pm

    Quick and complete healing for Mr. Spain and all who ail…

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  61. Garret August 6, 2010 12:22 pm

    Bad news about Kevin Spain. The only positive is that he was probably going to redshirt anyway and reps would have been limited on the scout team due to the number of QBs UH has, so this is a good season for him to sit out. Hopefully he keeps all of the documentation about his injury in case he gets injured again and needs that 6th year.

  62. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 12:27 pm

    What a bummer for Spain. It must be painful, shoulder-wise.

  63. A-House August 6, 2010 12:28 pm

    Are the natives getting restless that no, zero, nada commitments for 2011?

    Are the recruits waiting to see what will happen in 2010 before commiting – such as a “bad” record and Coach Mack gone?

    If #2 is true, does not say much for Hawaii, eh? That’s what we liked about the Stutzman brothers; they wanted to play for UH period!! Didn’t matter what the record was or who will be coaching and that’s why they will always be our favorites!!!

  64. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 12:30 pm


    did you watch the L&L show on Wednesday? Robert Kekaula was the guest and he predicted a 9-4 season for the Warriors! Is that too hard to imagine?

  65. AKAM August 6, 2010 12:33 pm


  66. A-House August 6, 2010 12:34 pm

    Hope its not a rotator cuff tear – if minor, then there is glimmers of hope for spring ball. Key will be how he approaches therapy!

    Mine was a complete tear and because I let it go for over 10 months, surgeon had to use pliers to pull it back up and insert 2 screws to hold it to the bone.

  67. A-House August 6, 2010 12:38 pm


    Yep, watched the show and very happy for the predicition as Kekaula is said to be very conservative minded person on won/loss records.

    Like many others, he said it will depend on the mind-set of each player on how well they do overall. He kinda “fudged” and implied that UH will beat USC – I love that kind of opinion!!!

  68. SteveM August 6, 2010 12:56 pm

    I ran into Maryann(e) on a Bren’s farm…hmmm, that sounds improbable… but s/he said that las vegas/rasu begasu/John Collins will be Hawaii September 12-20. So you can expect what’s gonna happen on Saturday night (the 18th), with a few probable warm-ups throughout the week… 🙄

    BTW, the UH-Colorado game is at 1:30 MT (0930 HST) that day.

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2010 1:01 pm

    When Robert Kekaula speaks, people listen! I watched L&L too. It’s clear that RK has a lot of faith in this group of guys!

  70. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 1:08 pm


    did Las Vegas explain why he has been absent from the blog lately? I miss him.

  71. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 1:10 pm

    AKAM- that was Colt with Cooley- doing their thing…

  72. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 1:11 pm

    I wonder how Spain tore those ligaments?

  73. Slugger August 6, 2010 1:22 pm

    Oh, NO! I was wondering what was happening with Kevin Spain when he went over to the sidelines with Coach Mack to talk to the trainer. Dang! Hope he heals soon and recovers well. He has a great arm. Good thing he’s a freshman and has time. Healing prayers…

    Met Shane Austin’s Mom & Dad at practice. I’ll keep in touch with her to let her know about our t-gate. She’ll be here for the USC game.

  74. haka August 6, 2010 1:27 pm

    re #35 al

    whoa, true dat al? if so, no complaints here! 🙂

  75. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 1:28 pm

    Slugger- living the Warriors’ practice vicariously through your efforts – thanks!

  76. Garret August 6, 2010 1:31 pm


    It was announced yesterday.

    Former USC center Davis Rozitis decided today he would transfer to Hawaii. He will play for former USC assistant Gib Arnold.

  77. Garret August 6, 2010 1:31 pm

    Gib Arnold’s connections paid off again as USC transfer Davis Rozitis — all 7-foot-0 of him — is coming to Hawaii. He’s a native of Latvia who play in nine games for 29 minutes as a Trojan last season.

  78. haka August 6, 2010 1:33 pm

    Davis Rozitis, freshman, 7 foot forward Latvian project type…no complaints.

  79. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 1:33 pm


    that’s good news.

    I have high hopes for Gib Arnold’s team.

  80. haka August 6, 2010 1:34 pm

    missed that. thanks garret. i searched him out and got da scoops! 🙂

    mahalo again. eh, btw, you miss kailua at all? 🙂

  81. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 1:35 pm

    Speaking of USC centers- congrats to Abe M. who has earned his scholly!

  82. haka August 6, 2010 1:39 pm

    The positive vibe for Hawaii sports will be met with unwavering enthusiasm and loyalty!

    The rainbow is on the horizon!

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  83. d1島 August 6, 2010 1:57 pm

    LizKauai m/:

    August 6th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Speaking of USC centers- congrats to Abe M. who has earned his scholly!

    IIRC wasn’t he already on an academic schollie? Or was it for T&F?

  84. d1島 August 6, 2010 1:57 pm

    If ya gotta have just one injury in a 5-yr college career….

  85. Derek August 6, 2010 1:59 pm

    Tough deal for Kevin Spain. I was at practice yesterday and I thought he looked just fine.

    Had to leave about 3:45 so maybe he got hurt after that. At the same time, I’m happy for Corey Nielsen that he can come in this coming Sunday to join the team for fall camp. He seems to be on the bottom of the depth chart, but for some reason I just believe in this kid.

    I’ve never met him, only saw him play at the spring game. I’ve never talked to him either. He’s never played in a game, and yet he is my favorite UH football player. Maybe because he’s not big and he has a lot to prove. But maybe, just maybe, Rolovich can see the intangibles and heart in him to give him a chance. Somebody like a Todd Reesing from Kansas who was also a small guy and yet he was great. Recruiting services had Nielsen rated higher than Shutter and Graves. That doesn’t mean anything, but at least Rivals and the other recruiting services thought him to be pretty good and I have to believe they know what they are talking about for the most part. So, good luck to Corey and I hope he has a great fall camp.

    Players who signed w/ UH, but did not enroll for various reasons. We should follow them as we go along: Chad Lopati, T.J. Alofipo, Ipulasi Eselu, Zach Quines, Charles Tuaau, Jesse Williams. Anybody else? And I have never seen any word on what happened to Christian Vasconcellos from Damian. He commtted to UH the same year Haku Correa committed. Then again, maybe it was the same year Kealoha Pilares was at Damian! Time goes by quickly.

  86. d1島 August 6, 2010 2:05 pm


    What’s a coach to do when you’re down 14 below the scholie limit and 2 starters get in a scuffle during OTA’s?

    Pola said he’ll deal with Havili “like a parent. You’re always going to make sure you’re there to support him.”

  87. infinity downline August 6, 2010 2:10 pm

    Great post. I will be bookmarking and sharing it with my social community.

  88. Ralph August 6, 2010 2:10 pm

    one less DB that UH has to game plan to beat deep or to the sidelines

  89. Slugger August 6, 2010 2:14 pm


    I have a copy of the roster I can get to you tonight. I ‘begged’ it from Derek Inouchi. 🙂

    Met Brent Rausch’s gf & her Mom today. Brent is eating more & is trying to gain weight. Go, Brent! You can have MY extra weight…too bad we can’t feed him at a T-Gate. Against NCAA rules…

    International spectator(s) there today. Met a guy who’s from Paris, France here for a wedding who showed up at practice yesterday & today. He’s a pro-photographer, but discovered he couldn’t take photos. I’ll bet he’ll be able to watch the UH-USC game in Paris. Mana Silva’s Dad here from B.I. Austin’s family in from San Diego.

  90. Slugger August 6, 2010 2:17 pm

    Congrats to Abe Markowitz!!! He was awarded an athletic scholarship yesterday…even tho it’s at USC…heard it from Tony Tuioti.

  91. A-House August 6, 2010 2:17 pm

    okay, al, waiting for your take on USC transfer Rozitis – better than Andre?

    will have to sit out 1 year? why list him as a “former” USC center?

  92. Slugger August 6, 2010 2:19 pm


    I think Abe had an academic scholarship last year.

  93. papajoe2 August 6, 2010 2:40 pm

    Aw shucks. I cannot make tomorrow’s UH clean up. Family obligations.

  94. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 2:59 pm


    I am with you. Brent Rausch can certainly have my excess weight!

    Don’t you envy people who can eat to their heart’s content and not gain a lb?

  95. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 3:06 pm

    Eat your heart out…

    btw did not know tree top restaurant in Manoa was still in

    business. Very sad what happened there. My prayer goes

    out to all…

  96. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 3:13 pm

    Ipu Man,

    I didn’t realize a person who has had a stroke can relocate the gas pedal and brake pedal in his SUV. Tragic that the driver mistakenly pressed on the wrong pedal.

  97. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 3:16 pm

    And he was a good guy…

    there to talk about philanthropy.

    They did not have to handcuff him.

    There go you or I save for the Grace of God…

  98. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 3:23 pm

    Yes, and he was doing the guy with a stroke a favor by driving the SUV out of the parking stall.

    What bad luck!

  99. RedZone August 6, 2010 3:25 pm

    Alright that is where I hoped to see Cravens play at.

  100. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 3:36 pm

    Tsai a year ago said Cravens would fill a need for defensive end.

    Looks good on paper. At Utah, he was listed at 200 pounds.

    Then later, 240…with 4.6 40-yard speed.

  101. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 3:45 pm

    Tho some students say he has an anger problem.

    Hope he can turn his anger

    to opponents especially USC…

  102. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 3:48 pm

    Can’t wait to see the games on PPV. I’ll be able to see the players’ and coaches’ faces up close and personal. If I were to attend the games at the stadium, all I would see would be the players’ numbers.

  103. madeinhawaii August 6, 2010 3:53 pm

    Kevin Spain’s unfortunate injury just reminds us of how important it is to have all those back up qbs repping and preparing….

  104. al August 6, 2010 4:06 pm

    if we messed up on blake muir…what are the chances that we ever get another aussie?

    this would represent the second blown opportunity…what with the jesse williams fiasco.

  105. al August 6, 2010 4:07 pm

    ipu…are you saying that dpk has an anger problem?

  106. al August 6, 2010 4:08 pm

    those torn ligaments up there in the shoulder take a while to repair and rebuild the strength in that area. with youth on his side he should be good to go.

  107. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 4:10 pm


    doesn’t it make you wonder why Shanahan usually has just 2 QBs? I wonder how many the Redskins will end up with.

  108. al August 6, 2010 4:10 pm

    ahouse….i have no idea what quality this new 7 footer possesses. he did get a pac12 scholie so there must be something to his potential and i trust gibber’s judgment because he had a laundry list to choose from.

  109. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 6, 2010 4:12 pm

    How many people who post here have been banned from other blogs? One of the blog hosts on the Star Advertiser blog page not only refuses to accept anything I write but also refuses to respond to my e-mails as to wassup & why. Didn’t swear, diss or write anything remotedly narsty in either of my posts.

    MANOA MAKEOVER: How many of us are going to get down & dirty physically at the tomorrow’s Manoa Makeover? Too bad Coach Bob won’t be around, but I’m sure we’ll see some of the Very Tall Boys & Girls.

    Back to work! Need to figure out how to expand a 24 hour day by 50%

  110. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 4:13 pm

    Man- there sure is a lot of SPAM these days!


    back to work…

  111. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 4:14 pm

    What with the teammates fighting, the lawsuit, and the players’ defections, I won’t be surprised if we beat USC. The team seems in disarray.

  112. mctruck August 6, 2010 4:16 pm

    I would like to see what coach Gib has to say about the 7ft. center he recruited from USC; stats-wise…not very impressive, but I’m sure coach Gib has his reasons for this decision.

  113. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 4:19 pm


    I saw your comments on Reardon’s blog, so surely you don’t mean his blog.

    I used to comment on Diane Ako’s and Cat’s blogs, but don’t have time or interest to continue doing so.

    As for Saturday, I won’t be able to help out, as I have to babysit.

  114. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 4:24 pm

    Al, not dpk…Siaki Cravens was reportedly outside some girls’

    apt yelling bad stuff…why dpk?

  115. mctruck August 6, 2010 4:25 pm

    LizK, ur#115…I’m with you on that; I thought it was just my imagination!? gotta have some control over these issues…getting worse than the pop-ups.

  116. mctruck August 6, 2010 4:32 pm

    Get well Mr. Spain.

    I had a rotor cuff surgery and it took a while to get back into the swing of things. Had to go to physical therapy to get my arm working again and it wasn’t easy. Took about a year for me to gain mobility in my shoulder/arm….but that’s me being much older than Mr. Spain who probably will heal faster and gain mobility a lot quicker as well because he’s a young dude.

  117. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 4:42 pm

    gigi – #112 – I think I have been having a rougher time that I thought I would about Colt. I can’t even imagine how he must feel. It might be like getting divorced and no custody of the kids overnight!

  118. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2010 4:42 pm

    Yah al, why dpk?! 😆

  119. LizKauai m/ August 6, 2010 4:43 pm

    mctruck – I hear you on the rotator cuffs! And plantar fasciitis… don’t get me started!

  120. NYUH August 6, 2010 4:44 pm

    Who is Billy Hull? An intern? Don’t want to be too critical, but his writing is not quite there yet.

  121. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 4:55 pm


    It’s so important for Colt to get out and PLAY. Enough of being a “developmental player” — I am with Tsai and Kanoa: join the CFL or even arena football. The main thing is to start playing.

  122. d1島 August 6, 2010 4:58 pm

    Big payoff potential on a gamble for a 7-foot “project” player, esp. with 3 to play 3.

    Rozitis will take the last scholarship UH had available for the 2010-11 season, though he will sit out a mandatory year per NCAA Division I transfer rules.

    After redshirting, the Latvian will have three years to play three seasons.

  123. d1島 August 6, 2010 5:07 pm

    Interesting how this ESPN talking head mentions B$-You “hitting them in the mouth” when recalling their BCS wins over OK and TCU…right when the video is showing tape of their game vs the Ducks (DUCK!!!) 😆

    They open up on Labor Day with a 5 v 6 contest against VaTech.

  124. Michigan Warrior August 6, 2010 5:26 pm

    Yup, I agree with you guys. Can’t have the (lone) Compliance Officer go on vacation, with no one else to continue the work in the office. At the very least, have some extra bodies/eyeballs in there to read through transcripts, etc. This is too important to constantly have issues come up, especially by Fall Camp.

    As far as 2011 recruits go… I wonder if everyone’s waiting to see how we do this season before giving their commitment? How are we looking on the local high school football scene? One thing I worry about on blogs is that we give our opponents and recruiting competitors names to go after themselves. I love the discussion of possibilities and what if’s, but I wish there were a more secretive, secure way to discuss them. I know… it’s just me being paranoid that all our local talent always gets stolen away. (And it may get worse if the WAC can’t win out of conference games, top to bottom… everything is tied to these realignments now! Dang it!)

    I am very optimistic about this upcoming season. I hope our coaching staff can stay together to provide continuity for our team too. I just keep hoping we can keep injuries to a minimum, eliminate stupid penalties at the most inopportune times, and stop giving up crucial first downs.

    … And for my birthday, please let me hit the lottery so I can build stuff for UH!!! (… to include a fully staffed Compliance office!)

  125. d1島 August 6, 2010 5:28 pm

    I love the discussion of possibilities and what if’s, but I wish there were a more secretive, secure way to discuss them.

    that’s what Cattle Calls are for! 😉

  126. Slugger August 6, 2010 5:40 pm

    There IS a Compliance Assistant position that will be filled in the near future. The position closed a week ago and the HR officer in the UHAD’s office is probably going through the applications.

    Was Siaki’s sister, Malia, being considered for the basketball team?

  127. d1島 August 6, 2010 5:42 pm

    …was just thinking back to the old days when I would “sneak a peak” at Brand X for other updates from Manoa 😯

  128. d1島 August 6, 2010 5:49 pm


    Who hi-jacked my blog handle?

    Read Brand X? Never!

  129. Michigan Warrior August 6, 2010 5:53 pm

    Maui Boy… as per your question on when tailgating will start on UH v. USC gameday, I went to the Aloha Stadium website, but couldn’t find any info. You might want to call the Stadium to get that information. I know, when we lived there, there was a section in the front of the phone book on certain buildings like the stadium that had seating info, etc. If no one knows the info you’re looking for, offhand, then just call the stadium to get that. Sorry I can’t give you any more info, as we’ve been living up in Michigan since ’96. There is a Tailgate Policy under the parking/Directions tab on their official website alohastadium dot hawaii dot gov.

    As good as these guys/gals are with information and aloha, I’m convinced that no one here was purposely trying to diss you… Like the rest of them, none of us had that information to readily give you the exact answer you needed.

    Good luck in getting your info. Wish it was us that were making the trip for the game and to meet all these great Tsai-kos!

  130. Michigan Warrior August 6, 2010 5:56 pm

    #130… d1… wish I could make those CC’s all the way from Michigan! One of these days… one of these days…

    Aloha and mahalo once again to M/M A-House!!! Your friendship and generosity epitomizes the aloha spirit! Truly second-to-none!

  131. d1島 August 6, 2010 5:58 pm

    Parking lot usually opens 2.5 hours before game time….

    ….TsaikoGate usually starts many hours before that!

  132. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:05 pm

    …sorry 😳 3.5 hours before KO

  133. Michigan Warrior August 6, 2010 6:06 pm

    I, myself, couldn’t even try to investigate anything on Aloha Stadium, or anything else over the past couple of days. Minimum time spent online, as we’ve been dealing with my mom’s hospitalization back home this past weekend, followed by my wife’s mom being hospitalized here a couple of days ago. Lots going on… mental and physical exhaustion… and me craving news from this blog and not being able to get my proper daily dosage!

    Things are calming down a little now, which gives me some time to sit and stare at this screen again.

  134. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:08 pm

    OK….forget it.

    Here’s the parking info for the Navy game last November.

  135. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:11 pm

    This was the parking info for the NaMaSU game

  136. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:13 pm

    This was the parking info for the Wiscy game

  137. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:17 pm

    ….it seems to me, the easiest is to show up a coupla hours after daybreak with your leaf blower (with muffler) and help Koakane clean the place for the TsaikoGate.

    ….or you can join homey and just watch him! 😉

  138. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 6:31 pm

    What’s up with all of the spam today?

  139. d1島 August 6, 2010 6:33 pm

    ….any more news?

  140. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 6:44 pm

    Things I hope for the USC game:

    UH will not fumble…

    will not be intercepted…

    will not jump off sides…

    will not suffer injuries…

    Referees will call an honest game.

  141. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 6:47 pm

    Re: Christian Vasconcellos.

    He was offered a scholarship, but then when he wasn’t eligible in the fall of 2008, it was moved to a grayshirt. As I understand it, he was eligible for the 2009 spring semester.

    But wait.

    With the waiting period to getting accepted into school, it’s not so easy as meeting the requirements in December and being able to attend classes in January, especially for original non-qualifiers. So, as I understand it, a scholarship was not available for him in January 2009. Same thing happened with that Noa receiver from Kaiser.

    I’m split on this. Yes, football is a business, and if you don’t meet obligations by a certain period, then the arrangement expires.

    But as a parent, if my son is a grayshirt, it shouldn’t matter if he’s eligible or not in the fall. All that matters is if he’s eligible for the start of the spring semester. It would be to his advantage if he took classes in the fall, but again, not mandatory.

    Like I said I’m split.

  142. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 6:50 pm


    I noticed Pookela Ahmad is a linebacker in one of the nickel defenses. Very interesting. I think he’s probably filling in for Aaron Brown.

  143. A-House August 6, 2010 6:54 pm

    Hello Tsiakos near and far!

    I recently read an article about 2 self-proclaimed “sports nuts” and UH grads who are walking the walk to bridge the gap between Japan, and the rest of Asia, on securing student athletes for UH and the article points to Mai Ayabe as an example. She is a point guard for the Wahine BB team who went to KCC for 2 years, transfered to UH, tried out for the basket ball team and found a spot.

    Both guys seem to have all the qualities of a Tsaiko – feverent UH spirit. Both point out that their ultimate goal is to cement the connection of a “funnel” from the Far East to UH regardless who is the AD or coach.

    Like many of us, they look at the total spectrum of sports and academics to recruit students and athletes to give UH the ultimate edge in recruiting the Pacific Basin. For example, they point to the Asia media for helping to spread the word/work of UH, tourism for the State when parents/friends/sports enthusiasts, etc. visit Hawaii to see a specific student, and “sports tours” to watch a football game. Also, sponsors with $$$.

    Both work on this during their regular job and many hours after work to help UH; both were on the most recent trip to Japan with Coach Mack and Jim D.

    Is there a need for us to assist them? Should contact be made to see what has happened, what plans are in place, what assistance they need?

    While we talk the walk, they are doing the walk and all this for the betterment of UH!

    Yes, Garret, I recall your posts where the PAC 10 already has a foothold in Japan, but that does not mean that they cannot be replaced by UH.

  144. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 6:55 pm


    I’m not totally sure about this, but I the Star-Bulletin blogs had a filtering system. Now, I think, that if you receive a moderator’s approval, then you can post as much as you want without screening.

    Some of the Advertiser blogs had screening, but that was because some blog hosts wouldn’t delete offensive material. One host, as I understand it, would time-release posts, then rarely check to see the comments.

    But under this merged system, I think all of the comments should go through on other blogs.

  145. SteveM August 6, 2010 6:58 pm

    Anyone else think that ST would be a great UH football color man or analyst for a TV or radio broadcast? He certainly won’t need help with player identification and the alignments. 😕

  146. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 6:59 pm


    yes, I was screened by Cat on the SA site before my comment went through. After that, my comments were accepted without screening.

  147. Matt August 6, 2010 7:01 pm

    Stephen, Are guys going to be doing the Warrior Beat show again?

  148. Michigan Warrior August 6, 2010 7:04 pm

    ST… in the not too distant past, I participated in discussion on another Star Advertiser’s blog on the topic of Gambling in the state of Hawaii. Anytime I post anything on his blogs, I am subject to his “Awaiting moderation” action before any of my posts are seen by the general public. He sometimes totally omits my post, but answers portions of it in his “response” in general. But, with you, Dave, and a couple of others, I get right through with my posts.

  149. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 7:04 pm


    Possibly in the future.

    I think the focus now is on the print edition, so we’re not doing any videos.

    But Scott Morifuji saved the backdrop and the equipment so if we started it up again, we’ll at least have a set.

  150. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 7:05 pm

    Michigan Warrior:

    That’s unfortunate. As long as you’re not attacking another person, all comments should be allowed.

  151. Matt August 6, 2010 7:06 pm

    That’s understandable. Thanks!

  152. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 7:08 pm


    Newspaper reporters get the benefit of extra time, as well as the opportunity to discuss matters with people in the know. Color commentators have a difficult job. They have to make calls instantaneously. Not easy.

    Plus, Im pretty sure my face best lends itself to a career that is not in front of a camera.

  153. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 7:10 pm

    We’re going to have a meeting with Aloha Stadium officials next week. After that, we should have information on parking, tailgating hours, etc. If people can hold off until then, we should be able to deliver compete information.

  154. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2010 7:14 pm

    One of things to remember is we’re still in the very early stages of training camp.

    Right now, the offense isn’t even going against the defense. It’s offensive backups lining up on defense. Kevin Spain has been used as a safety the past two days.

    Starting tomorrow, there will be real offense-defense matchups.

    In a couple of weeks, when scout teams are established, then we’ll have a reading on how good this team is. But don’t put much stock into interceptions of throws made by backup linebackers, or post patterns against a quarterback playing safety.

  155. Garret August 6, 2010 7:22 pm

    One thing I worry about on blogs is that we give our opponents and recruiting competitors names to go after themselves. I love the discussion of possibilities and what if’s, but I wish there were a more secretive, secure way to discuss them. I know… it’s just me being paranoid that all our local talent always gets stolen away.

    Michigan Warrior,

    The Pac-10 schools and other schools that recruit in Hawaii *already* know about the recruits in Hawaii well before they are talked about on this blog. There are several camps/combines held in Hawaii that advertise all the local recruits and many recruits go to mainland camps to get more notice.

    For example, many of the top local recruits that UH offered for the past few years already had 2-6 other offers from mainland schools before UH offered. We’ve mentioned them on this blog after UH made them an offer, but the top recruits often already had multiple Pac-10 offers.

    The stereotype that UH fans like to claim is that the Pac-10 schools look to see who UH offers and then they offer them. The reality is that UH is often offering them *after* the Pac-10 schools offer them.

    There are almost *no* secrets anymore in recruiting, with the recruiting services, combines, camps, and YouTube videos providing great advertising for all recruits. What is said on this blog regarding recruiting is normally much less than what is available in other forums…and the coaches that recruit here all the time (Cav for Oregon State, etc.) have their network of contacts and their good relationship with the high school coaches so they know the scoops already.

  156. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:22 pm


    you are not talking to a blank wall. I, for one, am reading your comments! lol

  157. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:25 pm

    OK, Garret, that’s good to know. But, why is UH so much slower to offer than those other schools?

  158. Garret August 6, 2010 7:28 pm

    Yes, Garret, I recall your posts where the PAC 10 already has a foothold in Japan, but that does not mean that they cannot be replaced by UH.


    I *agree* with you that it is never too late to try to improve UH’s standing in Japan. It should be noted that the Pac-10 has more than just a foothold in their relationships with Japanese Universities though.

    All the solar power research is going through one University in Japan…and they are partnered with Arizona State. Stanford doesn’t just have a foothold–they actually have buildings and labs on a campus in Japan and they have been teaching people in Japan how to start companies for the past 20 or so years…when those companies succeed and grow, the founders of those companies tie the work back to Stanford.

    I think that one key would be for UH to focus a few of the research areas that they excel at and look at how they can partner with the Japanese Universities that are the top in that same area. The combined research will bring in far more money than what UH could bring in by themselves. Once you have professors and students at those Japanese Universities tied to UH, with them visiting UH and UH profs/students visiting with them, relationships build that can then be expanded to other research partnerships, exchange programs, and athletic endeavors.

  159. Garret August 6, 2010 7:29 pm

    “focus a few” should be “focus on a few”. The reason why focus in necessary is that it simply isn’t possible to sell everything UH does at once–the professors in Japan are only going to care about their specific research area and all the other marketing will just be noise to them.

  160. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:35 pm

    #154, ST,

    don’t knock your face. It’s much prettier than Jim Leahey’s!

  161. Garret August 6, 2010 7:35 pm


    When the offense goes against the defense with pads on, we should have a much better idea where the team is at. Hopefully the injury problems will be minimal the rest of camp. It is sad that Spain was hurt, but at least he is at a position that UH is *really* deep in and he wasn’t going to play this year. If UH suffers injuries at OL (already the C is out, more injuries would hurt the cohesion they need to form) or other key positions, things will be tougher.

    It would be great if Bradley could keep doing well at camp, especially after the hitting starts. UH can use that weapon to complement Salas/Pilares.

  162. Garret August 6, 2010 7:36 pm


    Was Spain hurt playing safety instead of when he was playing QB? If he was being used at safety for the first 2 days of training camp and is now out with injury, what caused his injury?

  163. Derek August 6, 2010 7:38 pm

    Stephen, thanks for the info on Vasconcellos. I assume he is no longer in any future consideration to join the Warriors. Same for Gabe Tuata, another former Warrior commit.

    Can anybody tell me what number is Dee Maggitt and John Hardy-Tuliau? Also, George Daily-Lyles. Thanks.

  164. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:40 pm

    I really don’t like long hair on a guy. Moniz reminds me of Leonard Peters. Cut it!

  165. Garret August 6, 2010 7:46 pm


    UH is much faster to offer local recruits than they used to be–the Junior Day, camps, having a recruiting coordinator, and proactive recruiting by the coaches has sped things up. However, the other Universities have also gotten faster with their evaluation process and offers, so they still seem to offer first.

    At least things aren’t as fast as they are in Texas. In Texas, 85% of the top 100 players have already committed to schools and the top 200 players all have many offers to choose from. Only around 40% of the top California recruits have made their commits and recruiting goes at a much slower pace…so, UH has more time to do their evaluations.

    The Texas Longhorns basically finished their recruiting class a month ago. There are 2 players with offers that they will wait to see if they commit, but they already started on the 2012 class and had a day for Sophomores already. The NCAA might stop the early offers from being given out, but if they do not the recruiting will just get earlier and earlier.

  166. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 7:47 pm

    speaking of Japan, didja see the spectacular spiderman catch

    by Masato Akamatsu of the Hiroshima pro baseball team, Carps?

    btw, gigi, don’t forget Sampson and Delilah when she cut his hair…

  167. Garret August 6, 2010 7:49 pm

    USC updates. One former Hawaii high school player has been shifted to FB due to the fight yesterday.

    The latest on the Stanley Havili-T.J. Bryant situation is here. Havili was not allowed to practice Friday by coach Lane Kiffin and has been suspended indefinitely — despite apparent “begging” from Bryant to allow Havili to escape punishment.

    In Havili’s absence, it appears redshirt freshman Simione Vehikite will be the latest Trojan to move over to fullback.

  168. Garret August 6, 2010 7:50 pm

    I didn’t realize that Abe was working 6 days a week.

    Newly-minted scholarship lineman Abe Markowitz was the subject of a complimentary post-practice comment from Kiffin, who attributed the early awarding of a scholarship — scholarship earners are usually announced at the end of fall camp — to Markowitz’ financial situation. Markowitz’ father, Barry, said late Thursday that his son worked six days a week on campus to help pay for tuition and expenses.

  169. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:51 pm


    I didn’t know UH has a recruiting coordinator! Since when?

  170. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 7:55 pm

    Ipu Man,

    In this heat and humidity, Moniz must get pretty hot with that long hair. So hot it is debilitating.

  171. Garret August 6, 2010 7:56 pm


    UH hired a full-time recruiting coordinator after JJ left. Tony Tuioti was the recruiting coordinator until this season, but now he’s the DL coach and Coach Lumpkin was moved from an assistant coach to the recruiting coordinator.

    UH’s recruiting budget went from $50k to $120k after JJ left, plus Hawaiian Airlines gave a lot of free tickets for UH to use for recruiting purposes (I estimated that to be about $50k in tickets) and UH added a full-time recruiting coordinator. The full-time recruiting coordinator, after expenses and overhead is taken into account, costs UH more than twice the entire recruiting budget that JJ had…and on top of that the budget more than tripled if you count the Hawaiian Airlines donation.

  172. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 8:00 pm


    it is simply amazing that JJ was able to have a winning record with so little in terms of staff and money!

    Mack now has no excuse for having a losing record, despite injuries. As Paka stated, coaches must be prepared for injuries.

  173. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 8:05 pm

    Moniz is HOT!

    His passes are HOT!

    If coaches mess with his chemistry, might cool him off.

    Remember what the pinkskins did to Colt Brennan trying to cure

    him of “gunslinging”…(which is what Brett Farve did nicely all his years).

  174. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 8:08 pm

    With Havili’s indefinite suspension, USC seems beatable, indeed. A freshman for fullback??? Come on!

    Reminds me of Nevada and their last minute suspensions. They were so beatable.

  175. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 8:10 pm

    haha Ipu Man.

    I can just see Moniz being sacked and his pony tail being yanked.

  176. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 8:21 pm

    Only girls pull other peoples hair…no?

    And the ref would probably throw a flag for

    “unnecessary” roughness…

  177. gigi-hawaii August 6, 2010 8:25 pm

    I just realized that I won’t be able to attend the USC tsaiko tailgate, because I have to babysit. Thursday is a work day for a lot of people.

  178. Ipu Man August 6, 2010 8:31 pm

    nighty-night and pleasant dreams everyone…

  179. Maui Boy August 6, 2010 8:32 pm

    Michigan Warrior, D1

    Thanks for the info regarding the tailgate times for the USC game. Will

    try to call the stadium office to confirm.

    Thanks again,

    Maui Boy

  180. SteveM August 6, 2010 9:02 pm

    Maui Boy — you are welcome to join the Tsai-ko tailgate party and park there, although it is a longer walk to the stadium. There are some security checkpoints to pass so that info will be passed to you separately. email me at stevem.hnl (at) for more info if you would like to attend. You don’t have to bring any food.

  181. al August 6, 2010 9:21 pm

    i believe it is a penalty for pulling the hair.

  182. al August 6, 2010 9:23 pm

    gigi…inspite of the suspensions and defections, a program such as usc just reloads. those on the bench could start for two thirds of the d1 teams in america.

  183. al August 6, 2010 9:24 pm

    maui boy…next time i am in maui we should go meet at tiffany’s with whitey and duffer.

  184. al August 6, 2010 9:30 pm

    derek…rather than tell you the numbers, i’ll let you discover them for your self.

    here is a link to the uh official roster on their website. you can check em all out now.

    (whew. now roysan won’t be bashing the rest of us.)

  185. al August 6, 2010 9:31 pm

    gg…have you been hibernating these past two years?

  186. al August 6, 2010 9:35 pm

    the secret weapon on offense this year will be the rwo.

    defenses will concentrate on covering salas, bradley, and pilares in that order first. stutz2 or pollard, whichever wins out will be breaking the backs of many defenses as they will see single coverage most of the time. kind of like how cj hawthorne exploded on the stat charts having rivers, bess, and rgm about him.

  187. d1島 August 6, 2010 9:37 pm


    August 6th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    #154, ST,

    don’t knock your face. It’s much prettier than Jim Leahey’s!

    Yep, that’s what a lot of guys wake up hoping to hear, “You got a pretty face!”

  188. d1島 August 6, 2010 9:40 pm

    Thanks, Stephen.

    Any chance Brown suits up tomorrow?

  189. al August 6, 2010 9:40 pm

    japan is still enamored with hawaii.

    for example, a big time hula supplier in maui has narrowed their product line to some items of which 90% is sold to japan markets. same here with the oahu supplier. many other “hawaiian” stuff sells huge including our music.

    we need to step on the gas with that one. it amazes me why the rainbowtique stores are not in the heart of waikiki they would a tough time keeping their shelves stocked. i wish they would sell me a franchise.

  190. d1島 August 6, 2010 9:42 pm


    Full pads, baby!

  191. d1島 August 6, 2010 9:43 pm


    ….too excited!

    Shells tomorrow.

    Semi puh-kak! 😉

  192. al August 6, 2010 9:52 pm

    that seven footer does fill a need even if he ends up a six minute per game guy. hear that he has a decent shot as does most euro players. the year off will do his body good as needs to pick up another 20 pounds and the time in the practice gym should help his game come along.

  193. al August 6, 2010 9:53 pm

    i thought by now gibber would save the last scholie so he could pick up four more next year. so it looks like we’ll end up with just three scholies next year unless someone leaves the program.

  194. al August 6, 2010 9:55 pm

    why dpk…you say?

    why not?

  195. al August 6, 2010 9:56 pm

    sorry, every now and then i like to jack up dpk. he needs to get off the pc every now and then. that’s because he never shows up to cc’s anymore.

  196. al August 6, 2010 9:57 pm

    but i gotta be nice to him because he is the best santa in this here parts.

  197. d1島 August 6, 2010 10:41 pm

    Kekaula reports:

    Alema Tachibana (hamstring)

    Tank Hopkins (groin)

    both off the roster

  198. koakane™ August 6, 2010 11:18 pm

    d1 you going to the practice sat?

  199. koakane™ August 6, 2010 11:20 pm

    evening tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s

    what’s shaking so far, real slow nite eh

  200. Slugger August 6, 2010 11:31 pm


    Aaron Brown still had the soft splint on his leg (ankle sprain) yesterday. He purposely slid down on his okole on the grass slope to the lower field. Probably hard to keep his balance with that splint on.

    Don’t know if he’ll suit up tomorrow…

    Night all! Have to get up for the Manoa Makeover too early in the morning…

  201. LizKauai [iMac] m/ August 6, 2010 11:59 pm


    Had a fun night with fam and friends tonite…


    Thanks for representin, Manoa Makeover worker bees!

    Nitey nite!

  202. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2010 12:30 am

    Maggett and Hardy changed numbers. Maggett is 33, Hardy is 35.

    Daily-Lyles is 55.

  203. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2010 12:31 am

    Hopkins is off the roster.

    Tachibana is not. He is expected back next week.

  204. Herma Dorsette August 7, 2010 1:19 am

    Thanks so much for your comments, wow! this is definitely a comprehensive list. fashion is even better when you get to save a lot!

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  206. passblock August 7, 2010 3:32 am

    Reconfirm, I believe Maggitt and Hardy may have switched numbers. Maggitt was 33, now 35. Hardy was 35, now 33.

  207. whitey August 7, 2010 5:18 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  208. d1島 August 7, 2010 5:34 am

    Great Morning All!

    Slugger and Stephen,

    Thanks for the follow-up. Good to hear about Tachibana. Hope Brown recovers soon.


    No can make practice or the Manoa Makeover today…family stuffs.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    No HiHo….but feels like it!

  209. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 7, 2010 5:49 am

    Spent most of my four hours of sleep dreaming about doing whatevas at the Manoa Makeover.

    Have to do some dayjob work before heading off to Manoa – have a good day everyone.

    i do plan to take a few minutes to watch today’s practice – assuming that they’re working out at The Ching.

  210. chopsueyboy August 7, 2010 7:47 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  211. Da Punchbowl Kid August 7, 2010 7:50 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Bubble, bubble, roil and trouble…

    Methinks they won’t keep him from playing in the Hawaii game, though.

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid August 7, 2010 7:51 am

    Howzit csb!

  213. LizKauai (iPad) August 7, 2010 8:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hi DPK!

  214. Kekoa (iPhone) August 7, 2010 8:45 am

    Great lookin’ day! Following a soopah fine fund raiser last night down on the ceded lands of Nanakuli. Raised some major bucks for The Golden Hawks varsity vb teams.

    Good fun, food, famiy & friends…with some of the fb players supporting their mates. Entertainment by Mana & Kaipo topped off the night.

    Cheers to the Manoa Makeover Crew! Mahalo to W/Doc for her Energizer Bunny organizational efforts.

  215. aka El Padrino August 7, 2010 8:50 am

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  222. Michigan Warrior August 7, 2010 2:59 pm

    #157… Garret…

    Thanks for the info/clarification. Like Gigi asked, I wonder why UH is so slow to offer then? I can understand that certain top players may not be best suited for our type of offense or defense. But, since so many of these kids end up moving to different positions other than what they played in high school anyway… I wonder why we don’t just go after the top beasts anyways, then just put them into positions the coaches believe are best for them and coach them accordingly. That way, we’d get the best and teach them our way anyway.

    Thanks, Garret. Your posts always teach me a thing or three, whether it’s about UH, UH Athletics, the NCAA, or even your five otherworldly tidbits. I love reading your posts.

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