Check-out time

Because two-a-days and late-night meetings continue, UH’s training camp, technically, runs through the end of this week. But the essential part of camp — the team staying in the two dance studios — ends today, with the players moving into dormitories and off-campus apartments.

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Happy 20th birthday to defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga (pictured here with his girlfriend, Chelsea Ah Nee):




  1. Kekoa August 19, 2009 6:47 am

    Shucks…I taught I was goin’ be da 1st one!

  2. whitey August 19, 2009 6:47 am

    Am checking in at 2nd?????

  3. Kekoa August 19, 2009 6:47 am

    Son-of-a-gun! I was!

  4. whitey August 19, 2009 6:48 am

    bradda kekoa, how are you???? are you getting some of the rain that passed us yesterday?? take care.

  5. Kekoa August 19, 2009 6:49 am

    Eh!…Howzit Whitey?…Da Maui boyz is alive and kickin’ huh?!

  6. Gman23 August 19, 2009 6:50 am

    No updates on Solomon Elimimian signing a 1 year contract with the Bills in the Sports section?….Congrats to Solly who earned it after only receiving a try-out

  7. wafan August 19, 2009 6:51 am

    Good morning, all!

    Top 10!!!

  8. Kekoa August 19, 2009 6:51 am

    Whitey…we rarely get any rain on da ceded lands. But…of course some rain must fall in each person’s life. Dis morning I get hit wit one Tunda Storm, if you no what I mean!..Bwhahahaha!

  9. Kekoa August 19, 2009 6:57 am

    Solly by golly!…and it is indeed about time!

  10. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 6:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Have a great day gangee.

    Esme wooosssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..

  11. SailorBlue August 19, 2009 6:58 am

    Morning Kekoa…light rain over on the windward side for me…Top 10…Wahoo!!!

  12. UHfan808 August 19, 2009 7:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Have a good day everyone. Please stop the furious blog writing and just be nice. We are one beeeg happy family here.

    Warriors, please be safe and take care! Brashton good luck on your surgery and hurry get your paperwork together.

    BHF2, I’m sending you 25 today.

    Hiho everyone! 🙂

  13. Buffoman August 19, 2009 7:01 am

    Top 15!

  14. whitey August 19, 2009 7:06 am

    Good to read about the injured players getting ready to go back into practice. Hitting and getting injuries are part of the game and during training camp it becomes more important cause this is what you will carry over into the season. When in season, practice will not be as difficult because they put in their dues during the training camp. Getting up to game speed is another question and imho this can only be learned by playing. That’s another reason of the importance of game 1, CA.

  15. Garret August 19, 2009 7:09 am

    Five players from UH made CBS Sports’ All-Decade team for the WAC. All of them are definitely deserving, and other Warriors also could have been named to the team.

    Colt Brennan was the fifth player from Hawaii to make the squad, joining Bess, Lelie, offensive lineman Samson Satele, linebacker Solomon Elimimian and returner Chad Owens.

    Owens almost made it as a wide receiver too, but was more valuable as a kick returner. Owens tied the NCAA record for most TDs on kick returns in a career with eight (six punts and two kickoffs) and had five punt returns for TDs during his senior year. He finished his career with a school-record 29.4-yard average on kick returns.

  16. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:10 am

    RC ~ When you pau being nuha, will you be throwing in for the bikes?

    It seems like with all the fluff in your way, you may have overlooked that the list of folks you speak so highly of, back the Warriors with more than just words. Talk is cheap.

    The address to send your check:

    G. Lee Loy
    38 Kalakaua St.
    Hilo, HI 96720

  17. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:20 am

    Good Morning SailorBlue!

    Right full rudder, an’ den full speed ahead, whoops!…missed dat dang reef runway by dat much!

    Hey?…wen you goin’ let sumbuddy else drive da boat and come out to watch practice?

  18. 702WarriorNation August 19, 2009 7:22 am

    mail on its way to u today

  19. Dudley Do-Right August 19, 2009 7:25 am


    Only thing pouring on Kapiolani/Date/Kamoku is concrete! Condo is doing some repairs on the deck.

    Hope Diana is doing well.

    Sailor Blue: All is well?

  20. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:26 am

    jm2375 ~ Leave work early and stop by the practice field. Too bad no can bring dat 40# pup. Anyway, DPK would throw a hissy fit if pup baptized his tree!

  21. whitey August 19, 2009 7:30 am

    see you all later

  22. jm2375 August 19, 2009 7:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Top 25!

    Kekoa – working from home today – sick child, so no practice. BTW, puppy had his last puppy shots over the weekend, so he can go out wherevas now and it’s time to sign him up for puppy obedience class.

    Best wishes to the fb team as they vacate the Manoa Hilton. School starts Monday. Traffic gonna be terrible next week since a certain private school on Wilder Ave also starts Monday.

  23. Aloha Kakahiaka!

    August 19th, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Have a good day everyone. Please stop the furious blog writing and just be nice. We are one beeeg happy family here.”

    UHfan808- you forgot the trolls and trollettes … 😆

    From the clash of differing opinions (shared respectfully for the sake of consultation on improvement and without malice towards anyone), the spark of truth may arise…

    Have a GREAT day everyone!


  24. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:37 am

    Dudley? Braddah, you wen change your name? I like da last paht, ‘Do-Right!’

    Diana is as feisty as ever. A relative offered her the pick of a litter of Pit Bull pups. Needless to say…she declined! Hard to believe something that cute can be so deadly if not cared for properly.

  25. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 7:42 am

    sportsbow and bowfan reporting on sportshawaii that John Timu and Princeton Fuimaono have verballed to UW.

  26. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 7:47 am

    have the coaches figured out the depth chart and scout teams for at least some positions??? DL, LB, OL, RB?

    i know they are still deciding on 2nd QB, WR/slots, CB and Safeties.

  27. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:48 am

    E kala mai Liz!…Have to act like one real family. Not a perfect world. Like sibling rivalry, chet happens sumtimes. Most of us here realize it’s mostly ‘leg pulling’ as bhf2 suggests. Besides, you know that the big huggy bears in dis klan no longer kill and eat their young like we used to!

  28. Kekoa August 19, 2009 7:50 am

    jm2375 ~ Pup can come to tailgate if you keep him away from Homey and da grill.

  29. Bulla August 19, 2009 7:55 am

    aloha everyone,

    have a blessed day, pray for the lost and a healing touch for the sick….and remember how lucky we are to call Hawaii our home.

    to all the Tsaikos, even the ones i don’t agree with, haha, i hope that this day is a good day each and everyone of you…..shine JESUS shine…..

  30. royal crown August 19, 2009 7:57 am

    # Kekoa:
    August 19th, 2009 at 7:10 am

    RC ~ When you pau being nuha, will you be throwing in for the bikes?

    It seems like with all the fluff in your way, you may have overlooked that the list of folks you speak so highly of, back the Warriors with more than just words. Talk is cheap.

    The address to send your check:

    G. Lee Loy
    38 Kalakaua St.
    Hilo, HI 96720


    I expected you to signal me out. What else is bothering you?

    Right now it’s obvious you’re trying to save face by finding as much fault in me as you can

    But if you’re going to being signaling out people that didn’t contribute–then why did you only mention my name? And not the many others?

  31. Loa August 19, 2009 7:59 am

    morning gang! rotflmffao!

    Kekoa – negative on this pm, get chauffeur job, tell your patnah howzit, catch you folks another day

  32. (Jesse)James August 19, 2009 7:59 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Good to hear about Solly getting a chance with the Bills…hope he does well….

    Moving out of the Hilton already?? Has it been that long??? Sheeesh…time sure flies when football season is around…..

  33. Stretch August 19, 2009 8:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    It’s a new day with the same shit going on….

  34. Bulla August 19, 2009 8:09 am


    with the Free Agent Contract, Solly just gotta go and get nutz, if he makes the team, that’s $300k +++ as the minimum……prayers to him

  35. SailorBlue August 19, 2009 8:13 am

    DDR ~ Thanks for asking…Mrs. SB and I are healing well…she traded her crutches for a cane a couple days ago and is much happier…I am eating pretty much all foods albeit in smaller portions than before…still of beers so I guess rum, tequila and wine will have to suffice 🙂

  36. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 19, 2009 8:18 am

    Good to hear Corey Nielsen is ok! Continued well-wishes for Brashton and his ohana. I believe Mana and Jake will do fine.

    BTW, Solomon Elimimian will be on The Sports Animals today right when they start at 4pm.

  37. SailorBlue August 19, 2009 8:20 am

    bhf2 ~ feel free to add Mrs SB and I to your bike list…$50 check went into the mail yesterday…

  38. SailorBlue August 19, 2009 8:23 am

    Kekoa ~ if UH would move the practice to the waterfront (i.e. Aloha Stadium) I could drive da boat right up and watch from the bridge…Otherwise hard to get the bosses to put the brow down long enough for me to escape to practice…

    BTW…tomorrow night Mrs. SB and I are headed for San Francisco for a week or so…short business meeting with a side trip to Napa / Sonoma for some R&R…so I’ll prolly be off the WB more than on it…

  39. Kekoa August 19, 2009 8:30 am

    letsgowarriors ~ Depth chart is becoming a very important factor at all positions. Tough choices remain for the coaches to make.

    Ok…gotta get some real coffee, this instant stuff don’t cut it…bbl

  40. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 19, 2009 8:32 am

    Just to confirm… This Saturday is the LAST day of fall camp/practice right? Nothing at all next week right?

  41. wafan August 19, 2009 8:35 am


  42. Kekoa August 19, 2009 8:36 am

    SB ~ Napa/Sonoma! All that wine…so little time!

  43. Kekoa August 19, 2009 8:43 am

    …and now, a few words from wafan.

    BTW…practice this afternoon?


  44. wafan August 19, 2009 8:46 am

    Hi, Kekoa!

    Just the same old, same old.

  45. wafan August 19, 2009 8:48 am

    As warm as it is already, I feel sorry for the guys at the afternoon practices. Hydration is going to be important!

  46. wafan August 19, 2009 8:49 am

    Oh, hydration will be important for the players, too!


  47. kaoakane™ August 19, 2009 8:49 am

    good hot and humid day tsaiko nation

    ditto to UH808 comments

    Lizk just like say…eh peep talk nice eh

    From the clash of differing opinions (shared respectfully for the sake of consultation on improvement and without malice towards anyone), the spark of truth may arise…

    hello my patnah yeah we no get much rain on the wessai lately and not to worry the tsaiko’s take care. call you lattas today.

    sb and mrs have a safe and enjoyable trip across the pond. wine country babe mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. good to hear mrs getting better. will post pics of the relay of life at KS latter.

    speaking of dinged up warriors how is kestes?

  48. LizKauai August 19, 2009 8:49 am

    Hey Kekoa, only crickets chirping here… not skeeters…

  49. Dirty Commish August 19, 2009 8:53 am

    Football football football football!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

    Forgive me if I seem like a n00b, but do (did) Brashton and Blaze both play the ILB spot? Either way we REALLY REALLY REALLY need Blaze to stay healthy this year and put the OTHER guys in the training room, ya know?

    Questions remain about the youth of the defense, but maybe the offense can carry the team this year? I mean, if the opponent scores 40 on us it’s Greg & Co.’s job to put up 41, no?

    Chomping at the bit to get the season started.

    Video game nerds, PS3 price drop coming soon. Question is, am I the kind of dork that would buy a new system just for the new Madden? Answer: Sadly, probably yes.

    Football! Yay!

  50. kaoakane™ August 19, 2009 8:54 am

    going to starbucks in waiau shopping plaza for cool air and good kope any one near by stop in and lets shoot the bull…..ralph, wafan etc

    not to disrespect all the hard worker’s but you have a good day and play nice with your fellow employee mates.

  51. (Jesse)James August 19, 2009 8:55 am

    what was that Stretch?? Tell us how you really feel….MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    bulla..that’s true…prove himself…get the first year in..and than get a new contract next year….

  52. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 8:56 am

    blaze plays outside. hes played outside his entire career at UH, even when we ran a 3-4

  53. LizKauai August 19, 2009 8:58 am

    Any east coast Tsai-ko Skins fans? Please go to the game and cheer for Colt and Crew… it will be terrible towels day at Fedex Field… kinda like the GREEN MONSTER that is going to show up in Las Vegas ONE MONTH FROM NOW!!!!!


  54. (Jesse)James August 19, 2009 9:00 am

    Yo grampa KK…don’t flaunt your retired status…..bwahahahaha

  55. Kekoa August 19, 2009 9:03 am

    RC ~ The word is single someone out, not signal. You just happen to be the only one that fails to see the good deeds the Tsaiko’s do. So that’s one reason.

    You complain that I don’t have anything to add to this blog. I beg to differ. I just don’t overstate the obvious and write an entire book about it.

    Most of us played, coached or did both. We don’t need it spoon fed. BTW are your observations taken from the sidelines at the practice sessions?

    ‘Nuff sed. Back to the regular programing. Come talk to me face to face if you want to finish this. I’m always available.

  56. kaoakane™ August 19, 2009 9:09 am

    jj hello how you bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa now back to work getting aunty her job back

    leaving to hit starbucks invite still open see whomever can make it

  57. Ai-Yah August 19, 2009 9:10 am

    I getting tired of Kekoa and Liz thinking their shit don’t stink. The personal attacks are getting old.

  58. SteveM August 19, 2009 9:12 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …check-out day at the UH Hilton…this event marks that school and the football nears!

  59. al August 19, 2009 9:12 am

    kaoakane™….what you did to my friend koakane?

    or did koakane need an extra cup of java this morning?

  60. LizKauai August 19, 2009 9:13 am

    Dang it, Kekoa… no need slap da crickets… only da skeeters… and den, we slap da one on yo back so you no need get bursitis reaching behind… ok? pls?


    I am sending my granddaughter her Warrior kit today.

    And her first Hawaiian bling…


  61. Stretch August 19, 2009 9:13 am

    Does anyone know what time practice is on Saturday?? I should have some time to waste.

  62. al August 19, 2009 9:21 am

    okay……nuff said everybody.

    remember the five f’s

    play nicely there is no
    feud amongst the five f’s

    …nuff said!

  63. al August 19, 2009 9:22 am

    and just how did the fishing get in there?

  64. Willie August 19, 2009 9:25 am

    ST, props to you on the 2007 Warrior FB team article this morning. A lot of insights and personal info. Anytime a journalist can recreate “chickin skin” moments to a reader, that’s a “WOW” in my book. Hope the higher ups at the HA note this!

  65. jm2375 August 19, 2009 9:27 am

    SailorBlue – hope to meet you sometime. Have a great time in wine country. As they say Save water, drink wine ! 😀

  66. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 9:30 am


  67. al August 19, 2009 9:32 am

    can you fish in denver?

  68. jm2375 August 19, 2009 9:33 am

    al – what happened to FUN? fishing is the 6th F

  69. wafan August 19, 2009 9:34 am

    jm17 . . .

    I thought it was “Save water, drink wine and bathe together.”

  70. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 9:34 am

    possible. fly fishing. never been a fan though, dont have the patience for it.

  71. wafan August 19, 2009 9:35 am

    Fishing in Denver at the same place you get Rocky Mountain Oysters.

  72. al August 19, 2009 9:36 am

    i saw that timu and fuimaono commit late last night, too.

    i am still scratching my head as to why would a wr prospect pick uw over our pass happy school. sun and surf over rain and cold.

  73. al August 19, 2009 9:37 am

    i guess when you roll em all up its supposed to be fun.

  74. al August 19, 2009 9:38 am

    there’s a small group of fly fisherman that wade out from maunalua bay. they pound the reef for 3-4 miles each outing.

  75. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 9:39 am

    i was thinking timu could have been a mean safety for us, especially w/ tonga and wadsworth gone on missions. dunno about iosefa, i get scared when coaches “greyshirt” players.

    hope we can land ofa fifita.

  76. al August 19, 2009 9:40 am

    wafan….i actually had a kona mountain oyster recently. interesting to say the least.

  77. SteveM August 19, 2009 9:42 am

    royal crown — I found your comment #210 in yesterday’s blog entry very interesting as you describe the blog of 2 years ago. I have a database of apparent “real” bloggers and when they first appeared since August 2006.

    Your 2 year ago comment, if taken literally, would put you at a time where most people you are currently “jousting” with were newbies or did not appear yet. If true, this puts you right in the middle of them in blog time…. and you are right about the blog circumstances (but the people are a different matter).

    I am very curious if you have posted here under different names over the years. If you have, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at)

    I will keep any info you provide confidential if you wish. You point out issues regarding the blog in general and phases that will be in ST’s once and future book about the Tsai-kos 🙂

    BTW, as far as declined post count goes, we dropped from 500-800 comments per day to current levels when this current blogware was implemented. A lot of posters had massive tech problems and many never came back. Then too, many of the bloggers have met in person at numerous cattle calls, karaoke calls, tailgates, etc. and communicate on a different level nowadays… another interesting surmise that should go into ST’s book 😎

  78. al August 19, 2009 9:43 am

    everyone is after fifita.
    how about vainuku?

  79. koakane™ August 19, 2009 9:45 am

    al the heat was getting to me (not temp but blog kind) and good come back to jm’s fun

    jm das why some tsaikos drinka a beeru ….. to save on bathing OH mean water bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lol

    ahhhhhhhhh the good kope and ac making up for the humidity

  80. al August 19, 2009 9:47 am

    how long do you dangle a carrot?
    young qb manley was offered well over a year now. i believe we are still his only bonafide d1 offer.

    when do we move over?
    i’d be offering jeremy higgins about now and push for a whomever commits first race.

  81. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 9:48 am

    i dont think fifita has any pac10 offers yet, so we may lose any chance once he lands one. height may be the thing holding him back like GDL.

    vainuku is huge. idk where he would play at UH, LB or DE. at least he put us in his top 5.

  82. Kekoa August 19, 2009 9:48 am

    Stretch ~ You still working on your color recognition? Almost time for you to take your place in da box on top no-Aloha stadium!

  83. koakane™ August 19, 2009 9:49 am

    steveM tsai is writting a book?

  84. al August 19, 2009 9:49 am

    koakane….we need to gather for a cc next week. big or small. no matter.

    tue or fri is good for me. who else?

  85. al August 19, 2009 9:55 am

    vainuku could also be an explosive rb. he reminds me of an already big nate ilaoa.

    he could play anywhere he wants………

  86. Kekoa August 19, 2009 9:57 am

    Ai-Ya! ~ Ok good…pau already!

  87. koakane™ August 19, 2009 9:59 am

    al will send email re:cc

  88. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:02 am

    Al ~ Count me in for Tue. Don’t know about Fri. Gotta check my fight card. No! no! no! didn’t mean to start anything…peace!

  89. al August 19, 2009 10:07 am


    you guys related to my dog, nakoa?

  90. al August 19, 2009 10:08 am

    tues is good.

  91. Stretch August 19, 2009 10:13 am

    August 19th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    you guys related to my dog, nakoa?

    I wonder if they are related to or is koamahu??

  92. koakane™ August 19, 2009 10:15 am

    no stretch only you is herm main squeeze

  93. (Jesse)James August 19, 2009 10:15 am

    al..I can be in…just let me know when…

    Hopefully Mr. C can show up too…

  94. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:24 am

    JJ ~ Just exchanged some text with Mr. C. Told him I was being harrassed by Al & Stretch. He’s sending the wagon to take those guys to detox.

  95. Stretch August 19, 2009 10:28 am

    August 19th, 2009 at 10:15 am
    no stretch only you is herm main squeeze

    I hope it’s just a type but I AM NOT AND WILL NEVER BE HERMIE’S MAIN SQUEEZE!!!

  96. Koamahu's Cuz August 19, 2009 10:29 am

    Oh stop it koakane. You do know that my cousin can’t keep his/her hands off of you. But he/she does think Stretch is a good catch. I wonder why he is called Stretch. Maybe I should ask my cuz.

  97. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Seriously, CrM is helping me track down some real criminals this morning. Thank goodness for good ole community policing!

  98. (Jesse) James August 19, 2009 10:37 am

    So. al, u gonna post about the CC??? I also sent you an e-mail….again…LOL

  99. koakane™ August 19, 2009 10:37 am

    jj thanks for comment #96

  100. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:39 am

    Al ~ What about cc at one of the places at Aloha Tower?

  101. koakane™ August 19, 2009 10:40 am

    kekoa al was looking at something on the wessai

  102. Rob25 August 19, 2009 10:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    I see things remain unchanged somewhat on the blog. Hope some peace can be found.

    Frank25 is home so maybe he will post here soon…he is in the other room on his laptop.

  103. d1島 August 19, 2009 10:47 am

    Hah? Frank25 is back less than 12 hours and you folks already in separate rooms?

    Wassup widdat?

  104. d1島 August 19, 2009 10:49 am

    Friday would be better but Tuesday could work for a cc for me….as always, Game Day Decision.

  105. Stretch August 19, 2009 10:53 am

    Welcome home Frank25!!

    nevermind playing mafia wars or farm town.

  106. HiFlyer August 19, 2009 10:56 am

    Welcome Home Frank.

  107. (Jesse) James August 19, 2009 10:58 am

    Welcome home Frank…oh oh, farming will never be the same now….

    KK..what comment #96??? huh????

  108. (Jesse) James August 19, 2009 10:59 am

    Now that Frank is back…I guess that means we have to have a party this Thursday…or Saturday….

  109. al August 19, 2009 10:59 am

    d1…its because they are quick.

  110. d1島 August 19, 2009 11:03 am

    Thanks for your service Frank (again)! Welcome Home!

  111. LizKauai August 19, 2009 11:05 am

    Frank25- welcome home and God Bless! My #2 son’s best friend is coming home to Kauai tonight too. They are going to have a lot to celebrate…

  112. UHfan808 August 19, 2009 11:11 am

    Hi Frank25 via Rob25!

    Thank you for all your efforts in protecting our country and for your family’s sacrifices towards that end.

    Hope you and son and company had a comfortable trip back. Ready for fuutball I hear, welcome back!

    In ala Koakane style, How u?

  113. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:13 am

    welcome home frank now rob can yell at you instead of stretch bwhaaaaaa my added thanks for the work you did over there. like jj said need to get together soon and pull another zippies roflmfao

    Lizk any thing on redskins game this weekend? tv or radio?

  114. al August 19, 2009 11:14 am

    wessai cattle call

    august 25, 2009
    12:00 pm

    Golden Coin restaurant

    located beyond the rightfield of hans l’orange field.

    we have the back room.
    rsvp here

  115. al August 19, 2009 11:15 am

    yo frank….welcome back brother!

  116. wafan August 19, 2009 11:16 am

    Welcome back Frank and son!

  117. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:17 am

    d1 wondering when you were going to check in

  118. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:18 am

    al yes for me

  119. Pomai August 19, 2009 11:20 am

    “Did someone mention a cc” That was just my opu asking!!!!

  120. Garret August 19, 2009 11:22 am

    Welcome back Frank!

  121. Pomai August 19, 2009 11:22 am

    al I’m there

  122. Garret August 19, 2009 11:22 am

    UH feature on the LBs.

    Despite the losses, the Warriors have a slew of returning players with experience, whom defensive coordinator Cal Lee believes are more than capable of performing on the field.

    “You never replace players as good as those guys, Lee said, “but you want to fill the shoes as much as possible. I love their work ethic. They’re working hard every day to be as good as the guys that left. And I don’t think we lose that much as far as speed goes. All our linebackers run really well. Our speed is as good as it was last year.”

    However, with Soares not at a full 100 percent, it could be a breakout year for sophomore Corey Paredes, who is in line for a starting spot outside.

    “I think people don’t realize who he is” Lee said. “They know Blaze, they know Brashton, they know RJ. I think Corey is a guy that will come out before it’s said and done.”

  123. d1島 August 19, 2009 11:24 am

    Okay, I’m in….can’t let down the gumi since it’s in the Wessai.

  124. Coqui poke August 19, 2009 11:25 am

    Every one of you guys that contributs to our freedom, I salute you.

  125. Da Punchbowl Kid August 19, 2009 11:27 am

    # al:
    August 19th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    how long do you dangle a carrot?
    young qb manley was offered well over a year now. i believe we are still his only bonafide d1 offer.

    when do we move over?
    i’d be offering jeremy higgins about now and push for a whomever commits first race.

    I agree. Higgins is gonna have an even better year this year than last.

  126. Da Punchbowl Kid August 19, 2009 11:28 am

    Welcome back to Frank and my nephew Tino, who serves with him.

  127. Kekoa August 19, 2009 11:29 am

    Al ~ Tuesday @ Noon…I’m in, maybe with my papa, and da chief of staff.

    Frank ~ Welcome home Warrior! Thank you for your service. I owe you a thunderous Hoo-Whaa! Will deliver at the cc.

    UHFan808? ~ It’s close to your office. Come join us.

    Colomaohana ~ Can?


  128. Just Wondering August 19, 2009 11:34 am

    If Frank left with a beer mug then you could have said,

    Welcome back Frank and stein!

    Har d har har

  129. Kekoa August 19, 2009 11:37 am

    Just Wondering ~ Still can say that! He left with a bonafide Tsaiko Tstein!

  130. Garret August 19, 2009 11:38 am

    JJ is closing practices at SMU and explains why practices could be open in Hawaii.

    Jones said today that he’ll close practice to the public starting next week. He said his hand was forced when he saw spectators with video cameras at a recent session.

    Things are different than in Hawaii, he pointed out. None of its opponents flew out to the islands to get a little practice footage.

  131. Garret August 19, 2009 11:40 am

    I thought that UH wanted to get just 1 QB for the 2010 recruiting class because 3 QBs were taken in the 2009 class? To me that would be the strongest argument against offering Higgins since Spain already committed.

  132. Garret August 19, 2009 11:42 am

    According to this post on SportsHawaii, Kalani Brackenridge did not sign a pro baseball contract but he will not play football for UH. He’s apparently going to look to play college baseball and give up football.

  133. Derek August 19, 2009 11:45 am

    When is the team going to practice under lights at Aloha Stadium to get acclimated. And what about allowing fans to see the practice for free at Aloha Stadium? Don’t you think thats a good idea? I for one would come out. Saw the highlights of Vainuku on YouTube. He’s a good one and UH should try to get this guy. He’s perfect for a power back. And he seems to have some speed as many of his runs are for long gainers.
    He’s a tough mother!!!!

  134. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:46 am

    jw good one a real tsaiko smart arse luv you man

  135. A-House August 19, 2009 11:49 am


    your #80 post – I was disappointed that Princess Leila did not read my question to Coach Mack on their show.

    I asked when or at what point do you stop recruiting a “targeted” UH prospect and offer that scholarship to another student athlete who REALLY wants to be a Warrior?

    as for the 2 most recent commits to UW, I guess the BCS pull was too much to turn down. however, didn’t a former Hawaii player who went away and now wants to play for UH discuss his disapointment with reality at his prior school? guess many Hawaii players are given the “you are the best and can start for us” bullsh*t and do not realize that they are one of many who hear the same thing – and the others are bigger, stronger, faster! no matter how good you are, there will always be someone bigger, stronger, and faster then you and, perhaps, a better student academically.

    I have confidence, that in time, UH will be the #1 school for many Hawaii student athletes in many sports – football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, scoccer, swimming/diving, etc.

  136. Garret August 19, 2009 11:54 am


    The two most recent commits to U-Dub are from Long Beach, CA. They aren’t examples of Hawaii players choosing mainland schools.

  137. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 11:57 am

    i thought UH has outstanding offers to Manley AND Higgins. id go for higgins, its obvious manley is just waiting around for a bigger offer. but thanks for not verballing then running off when a better offer comes around…

  138. Committed Road Warrior August 19, 2009 12:03 pm

    Welcome home Frank!

  139. C rM August 19, 2009 12:07 pm

    Hi all,
    been lurking, but trying to catch some people for Kekoa.
    CC Tues no can i got to work. Eat for me though.
    Is there heat in this blog too. Got to regulate?

    Blog nice and behave everyone.

  140. LizKauai August 19, 2009 12:19 pm

    Hi C rM! Go get um! No worry oahea… we jes playin around. If it gets hot, da ignore filter cools things down right away.

  141. LizKauai August 19, 2009 12:24 pm

    I’m sure you have already seen this but I just ran into this feature story:

    COLT WATCH (reprise?)

    “Enter “Nephew,” the nickname that the Redskins’ cornerbacks have given Brennan.

    “When it comes time for preseason, I want to have four great games and I want everybody to step back and say, ‘Wow, look how much the kid has grown from last year,” Brennan said.

    “So I’m just planning on going out there and producing, making plays, managing the offense, moving the offense and scoring points.”

  142. koakane™ August 19, 2009 12:26 pm

    howzit to C rM sorry no can but next time. how’s the fam long time no hear from mrs also what she get laryngitis or lost for speaking (ewa beach talk) lol bwhaaa

  143. LizKauai August 19, 2009 12:30 pm

    More Colt Stuff:

    “QB Colt Brennan has been working with the second team offense and will likely play with that unit Saturday against Pittsburgh. Redskins coach Jim Zorn said, “We know what Todd (Collins) can give us. We want Colt to get a good look.””

  144. LizKauai August 19, 2009 12:37 pm

    Redskins-Steelers game will be LIVE on NFL Network this Saturday at 7:30pm EST which is 1:30pm in Hawaii.

    Satellite folks will have that feed.

  145. LizKauai August 19, 2009 12:41 pm

    Hey Pride. and Jim Donovan – a certain teammate is on Twitter now:

  146. Ai-Yah August 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    turning back the clock

    August 14th, 2009 at 9:40 am
    OK… nuff Colt comments- this is the WARRIOR BEAT!!!

  147. Kekoa August 19, 2009 12:44 pm

    Liz ~ Ya Hootie for Colt! Dat boy needs some RESPECT.

    CrM ~ Thanks again for the responders. Sam called me just now. The plan is in place. Getting ready to head out to UH with my vice squad pahtna in a few minutes. Too bad you can’t make the cc. Tell Mama C – I miss her getting aftah doze bozo boyz JJ & KK. Bwhahaha!

  148. J-Dog August 19, 2009 12:46 pm

    I agree that if Manley really wanted to be a warrior, he would have verballed already. Obvious that he is waiting for other offers and no big deal as that’s his choice as part of the recruiting process.

    I also thought that with the verbal of Kevin Spain, that we would stop with the QB recruiting for 2010. But as we saw with this past class, the coaches could not turn down a late verbal from David Graves, even after getting Nielsen and Shutter.

    I haven’t seen Higgins play, but he seems to be up there with Manley as the top local QB. I wondered how we missed out on his older brother that plays for Weber St.

  149. d1島 August 19, 2009 12:47 pm


    Try do wat I do…jus’ skip some people’s posts; like I going start doing with yours!

  150. jm2375 August 19, 2009 12:58 pm

    Welcome home to Frank and son, Rep Takai and all those who served overseas. You make us proud!

  151. LizKauai August 19, 2009 1:09 pm

    Ryan Mouton is tweeting too:


  152. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 1:13 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos everywhere.

    A House 50 … CapWsupDoc
    wafan 25 .. LizK 50 .. Pride 50
    tom mui 50 .. d1 25
    jesse james 25 .. big hilo 100
    jason 25 .. oldie 25 ..bulla n MsBulla 50
    ralph .. al 25 .. JaM 25
    whitey .. BG 50 .. Uku@LA 25
    haka .. JGM .. UHfan808 25
    curveball 25 . Las Vegas 25 ..
    22 Tokyo .. Cindy..cenn..
    rich2176 … DPKnSweety ..
    sj & myki .. Ronnie 25 ..
    Kekoa .. Momo 50 ..
    rich2176 … 702 WarriorNation
    sj & myki

    dayah you go, gonna wait fo da mail lady and see wat kina stash i get today. 😀 lets make it happen, gang. da bike, da bike. 😆

    I am appalled by all da violence I spawk ova heah. 😀

    the NCAA makin new waves, say we gotta shake hands 😀 denscrap 😀

  153. Just Saying August 19, 2009 1:14 pm

    Enough Mouton comments! – This is the Warrior Beat!

  154. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 1:15 pm

    good one. 😆

    i like harass da hot mama granny psstttt…. 😆

    seems like she ignorin me. :mrgreen:

  155. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 1:18 pm

    you gotta remember one ting, Just Sayin….

    last year, ryan’s bro was naggin us fo puttin his bro on a pedestal, like him do erryting. well, da bradda makin it in da pros. why can’t we be happy fo him, give da present Warriors sometin fo shoot at.
    just sayin….. 😀

    okay, nap time. 😆

  156. koakane™ August 19, 2009 1:25 pm

    au’wryte got satellite so going catch some good fball tv sat afternoon. remind self to not get to lala on friday nite.

    much mahalo lizK

  157. A-House August 19, 2009 1:27 pm


    How many bikes needed? I suggested to Don Weir that Na Koa and Tsaikos each buy one for the team.

  158. Da Punchbowl Kid August 19, 2009 1:28 pm

    I like seeing posts about Colt. Wasn’t he one of EVERYBODY’S favorite WARRIORS?

  159. koakane™ August 19, 2009 1:32 pm

    hey dpk how you and da mrs doing. was up ks campus for relay for life and damn the placed has changed

  160. Go Somewher Else August 19, 2009 1:42 pm

    To Just Saying and Ai Yah,

    This is the Warrior Beat…it includes posts about current, former and prospective Warriors. If you don’t like it, you have 3 options:

    1. Skip the posts you don’t care to read.
    2. Read all the posts.
    3. Get the hell out and quit your whining!

    This is Warrior Beat not Whiner Beat

  161. Da Punchbowl Kid August 19, 2009 1:57 pm

    Hey Koakane!
    Yep, the ole campus has changed. And there’s even more new construction on the books.

    Me and Sweety are fine. Can’t work today due to the construction work on my building. They’re using concrete chippers right outside on my lanai. More worse no can use da AC or open windows due to dust from the work. I’m going to head back out in a minute.

  162. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 2:07 pm


    howzit howzit. you right. get enough space on da sidelines fo extras.

    but i’m not in charge. our job is to get one. 😀

  163. 808localboy August 19, 2009 2:18 pm

    Anyone know the local broadcast time for the Sept 12 game at Washington State?

  164. Don Weir August 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    This is the plan on our end.
    I’d buy another but we have a budget meeting next week to see how we are going to make $$ last to next June. I still have to cover summer school, training table, and recruiting, and other costs.
    Na Koa currently runs on a calendar year and I want to bring it to a fiscal year. This will bring us in line with the foundation that controls the fiscal process for Na Koa and the Athletic Dpeartment who we serve.That means we will belt tighten until June 30, 2010.
    I do not want to continue the process of borrowing from next years expected membershiop donations to pay for this years costs.
    Bike Update
    I have the vendor selected and I am waiting on the e-mail giving me the contact name for the Sales Mgr. in Seattle. I found free shipping but only to the 48 mainland states.
    I figure that I get the Sheraton’s Mgr to store the bike until UH gets there, the trainers may assemble and then disassemble, put it in the original box, send it to LV and repeat the process and then ship it home to HNL.
    Now we have a box suitable for shipping and we save the shipping costs in lieu of use for 1 game.
    Mahalo bighilofan2 for taking care of the the donation end. I will call once the order is placed and give you an exact amount.
    Is everyone OK with me putting it on my credit card and then depositing the checks to UH for repayment?

  165. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    4pm seattle time, so 1pm HST

  166. UKU@LA August 19, 2009 2:21 pm

    LizK aloha long time no smell! Re- #145 yes it is she. Just BELIEVE!
    Aloha everyone!

    MANEO !!!

  167. whitey August 19, 2009 2:23 pm

    Don Weir, mahalo for your efforts and may the bike be with you!!!

  168. whitey August 19, 2009 2:24 pm

    dang, not so smart, it is may the force be with you, not bike.

  169. whitey August 19, 2009 2:26 pm

    bhf2, sent check yesterday to Big Hilo Fan 2, Hilo, HI 96720. YOU DA MAN!!!!! Hooooooo heeeeeeee!!!!!!!

  170. 22Tokyo August 19, 2009 2:30 pm

    Don Weir, ok with me……

  171. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 2:31 pm

    Don Weir

    speaking for myself, okay by me.

    secret Tsaikos get one piggy bank, we seen dat we almost dayah by ourselfs right now, but we get a piggy bank stash jus in case. too bad we gotta wait for Seattle, but whatevaz. main ting da coaches and players no dat we can do it, yes we can. big ting is dat we did it.
    i startin to get da donations. an my fingaz stay itchin. must be vegas aroun da kona. 😀

    psst…. can scratch my name on da seat? 😆 j/k j/k

    okay, back to work. laterzzzzzzzz

  172. al August 19, 2009 2:33 pm

    mr. ahouse

    mack has made it clear that he would not pull back a scholie offer unless, a situation arises. for example, in some cases it is common practice to offer a kid a full ride but, that offer may come with some conditions like a time line or we will only take 3 olinemen and the first three are in. those kinds of stuff and then there will be some “standing offers” for example a kid like manti teo would be given an indefinite confirmation date.

    it could have been the bcs, it could have been family ties, it could have been girlfriends, it could have been a particular major, it could have been a number of things just like why we all make choices in life that some times defies logic.

    this will never change. i think it is cool that kids like tuipoloutu was given an opportunity to come home. watch him shine next year, these return trip players seem to play with a lot of heart and are most appreciative of their God given second chance.

  173. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 2:34 pm

    A House 50 … CapWsupDoc
    wafan 25 .. LizK 50 .. Pride 50
    tom mui 50 .. d1 25
    jesse james 25 .. big hilo 100
    jason 25 .. oldie 25 ..bulla n MsBulla 50
    ralph .. al 25 .. JaM 25
    whitey .. BG 50 .. Uku@LA 25
    haka .. JGM .. UHfan808 25
    curveball 25 . Las Vegas 25 ..
    22 Tokyo .. Cindy..cenn..
    rich2176 … DPKnSweety ..
    sj & myki .. Ronnie 25 ..
    Kekoa .. Momo 50 .. slugger 20
    rich2176 … 702 WarriorNation
    sj & myki

    gettin dare gang. gettin dare.

    Go Warriors!

    Go Tsaikos!

  174. Garret August 19, 2009 2:36 pm

    With a new QB and the loss of their top returning WR, it sounds like Central Arkansas will try to run the ball against UH.

    The University of Central Arkansas Bears will be playing without its top returning receiver when they open the 2009 season at Hawaii on Sept. 4.

    Landers, a second-team preseason All-Southland Conference pick, was the top returning receiver for the Bears after catching 44 passes for 735 yards and 7 touchdowns a year ago. McNeal caught 23 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown, while Ragland had no catches in nine games. Gabriel is a redshirt sophomore who played in four games and had six tackles in 2008.

  175. al August 19, 2009 2:36 pm

    don weir….do you know the make and model number?

  176. letsgowarriors August 19, 2009 2:38 pm

    al, i still have a theory that the coaches dropped destin stewart to bring tuipulotu in on scholie. i know ill get bashed, but thats the theory i came up with.

  177. 808localboy August 19, 2009 2:40 pm

    Mahalo letsgowarriors. Go Bows . . . er . . .Warriors!

  178. Kaimuki Kid August 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    I just read the stuff that I want and skip over the one’s that I don’t. I’m just glad for any extra news about past , present and future Warriors. Everyone has their own opinions and personally I do not agree with everything said here, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you don’t like it , just forget you read it.

  179. Stretch August 19, 2009 2:44 pm

    Thanks Don Weir & BigHilo for making this happen. It’s still in the works but whoever donates to this bike will have a chance at a pretty good prize. Details to come.

  180. Stretch August 19, 2009 2:45 pm

    Kaimuki Kid:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    … If you don’t like it , just forget you read it.

    That’s easy for me, my reading comprehension is terrible.

  181. LizKauai August 19, 2009 2:47 pm

    Don Weir- mahalo for the efforts ( I coulda piped up about the free shipping to the lower 48 only but then I would only start ranting about the NFL Redskins Store and how free shipping to Hawaii for a few lightweight items is only $35 more than the free shipping people in the lower 48 get… so I didn’t)!

    Use your best judgment. We are here to do the best we can with what we have for THE WARRIORS!

  182. LizKauai August 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    Ohhhh… Stretch… (skipping and clapping) … sideline passes????

  183. wafan August 19, 2009 2:52 pm

    Stretch is skipping and clapping?

  184. Don Weir August 19, 2009 2:53 pm

    Schwinn IC Pro
    It is $899 from several vendors via Internet; I believe there are 2 that offer free shipping. If you can find a better deal please let me know and I will go that route, especially if it is from a local retailer/wholesaler in HNL.
    Sales Mgr at Seattle Sheraton coming across the wire this afternoon for me to contact.

    Na Koa offers a Monday lunch with updates from Coach McMackin and video highlights of the preceeding game. I invite all to join us. It came in caps so I need to send it out in caps (no shouting allowed on my end).









    OCT. 19 IDAHO

    0CT. 26 BOISE ST


    NOV. 9 UTAH ST



    NOV. 30 NAVY


    HONOLULU, HI 96826
    TIME: – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


  185. Bunker August 19, 2009 2:53 pm

    Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

  186. Maynard G. Krebs August 19, 2009 3:01 pm

    DON WEIR: There seems to be some for sale on e-Bay. Don’t know if it’s the model you want/need.

  187. al August 19, 2009 3:06 pm

    don….ebay has two vendors one at 650 and another at 750. i have left an inquiry regarding shipping.

    i’ll let you know asap.

  188. Don Weir August 19, 2009 3:09 pm

    I’ll look in to how to handle an e-bay transaction with UHF fiscal. This could be a first for them.
    Mahalos for the kokua.

  189. al August 19, 2009 3:10 pm

    a lot of scholies became available because a lot of commits failed to get past the entrance requirements.

    i won’t assume anything because if i don’t know then i leave it at that, i don’t know.

    i know what was told to me and that is all i can go by. in most cases i try to listen to the “truth” because he never lies.

  190. al August 19, 2009 3:12 pm

    don…if your resources have a credit or debit card then it won’t be a problem to purchase. you would actually be dealing with a vendor.

  191. d1島 August 19, 2009 3:14 pm

    Mahalo for the info and follow through Don Weir.


    Nice of you to drop by say, “Hi” to Edith and tell the Meathead….well tell him he’s still a Meathead 🙄

  192. NYUH August 19, 2009 3:29 pm

    ESPNUHD to play UH vs Michigan State 2004 at midnite on 8/21

  193. Mad Dog August 19, 2009 3:33 pm

    Don: a customer review of the Schwinn IC Pro mentioned that brake lube and bolt grease are not included in the packing box. You might want to have those handy if you are going to assemble the bike in Seattle.

  194. LizKauai August 19, 2009 3:36 pm


    I see some niiiice supporter shirts are on the screens for you!!


  195. NYUH August 19, 2009 3:36 pm

    Apparently its Hawaii night with two 2007 games: Fresno State and Boise State as well as Washington. UH vs Notre Dame on 8/24

    I see Georgia vs Hawaii on FCSA on 8/25

    Times are EST.

  196. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2009 3:36 pm

    Mack isn’t allowed to talk about recruiting or offers, anyway.
    But UH just doesn’t have enough room to add two QBs next year. In addition to the one commitment they received, in 2010 these are the QBs and the amount of years they have remaining:
    • Rausch — 1
    • Austin — 2
    • Moniz — 2
    • Graves — 4
    • Shutter — 4
    • Nielsen — 4
    That’s a lot of QBs.

  197. wafan August 19, 2009 3:36 pm

    Dang. Just checked the weather in W. Washington. It is 6:45pm and it is still 90! Usually it is cooling by now. Perhaps they practice at this time not so much to practice under the lights (sun sets in about 2 hours) but to get out of the afternoon heat.

    dj . . . keeping cool over the hill?

  198. whitey August 19, 2009 3:49 pm

    wafan, just out of curiosity, did they close salmon fishing in wa this year??

  199. whitey August 19, 2009 3:51 pm

    happy birthday vaughn m.

  200. jm2375 August 19, 2009 3:51 pm

    wafan – you still on island or are back in pnw?

    Happy Birthday to Vaughn!

  201. whitey August 19, 2009 3:51 pm

    and the magic 200

  202. whitey August 19, 2009 3:51 pm

    jm, you was paying attention, you one sly one!!!!!

  203. jm2375 August 19, 2009 3:53 pm

    whitey – sorry, actually I wasn’t..where were you last night when we were making it to 200?

  204. labrat August 19, 2009 3:55 pm

    Happy birthday Vaughn.

  205. wafan August 19, 2009 3:57 pm

    whitey . . .


    jm30 . . .

    I am here until 9/5 then it is back to the PNW and, hopefully, cooler weather.

  206. wafan August 19, 2009 3:58 pm

    HB VM!

  207. (Jesse) James August 19, 2009 4:13 pm

    wow…what a day…thanks Big Hilo for the initiation of the project…good job….my check will be in mail soon….

  208. Ralph August 19, 2009 4:31 pm

    happy birthday Vaughn! What did Chelsea bake in the pan?

  209. Pomai August 19, 2009 4:32 pm

    ST #196 – Is Graves going to redshirt this year? If so that gives him 5 years here, and IMHO he is going to be a good one. I have been keeping an eye on him during the practices I’ve gone to and I have been impressed with his throws and his timing.

  210. Pomai August 19, 2009 4:34 pm

    #205 Ho brah your just nevah happy, now you want the snow

  211. Ralph August 19, 2009 4:40 pm

    when it’s snowing Wafan wants to come home, now he is home, he wishes he was in the PNW where it is cooler. Go to Sam’s club and stand in the reefer. LOL

  212. wafan August 19, 2009 4:43 pm

    Nope. No snow. Just cooler weather and lower humidity.

  213. d1島 August 19, 2009 4:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Vaughn Meatoga!

    Mmmmm…looks like one of those popular cupcake B-day cakes!

  214. Pomai August 19, 2009 4:59 pm

    Good idea Ralph

  215. curveball August 19, 2009 5:11 pm


    any more practices this week?

  216. Maverick August 19, 2009 5:22 pm

    Niiiice Da B-day pic of Vaughn and Gurl-riend.
    Hau’oli La hanau V-man.
    That’s a keeper.

    How was practice today?

  217. A-Nony-Mouse August 19, 2009 6:03 pm

    Bighilofan2, will send you a check for 2.5c tomorrow. Regular donor to Na Koa. So this is a donation for the bike and to Na Koa.

  218. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 6:27 pm


    Today da maillady wen postal on me.
    Let me count da moolah in my hands. lessee.
    Slugger 20
    Oldie 25
    Ralph 25
    Mr an Mrs A House 50
    Mavis (myki an sjmacro) 50
    haka 50
    Cindy Cee 25
    curveball (an da beloved, my friend) 25
    whitey 50
    22 Tokyo 200
    bighilo 100

    thats 620 in my hands.
    told ya, Don Weir, we’re getting dare.
    still got more incoming.

    Good Job, Tsaikos. Keep it up.

    and you wanna know the best part of this job? I get to read everybody’s real name and addresses. good deal fo me. 😀 grounding…. 😀

    A House 50 … CapWsupDoc
    wafan 25 .. LizK 50 .. Pride 50
    tom mui 50 .. d1 25
    jesse james 25 .. big hilo 100
    jason 25 .. oldie 25 ..bulla n MsBulla 50
    ralph .. al 25 .. JaM 25
    whitey .. BG 50 .. Uku@LA 25
    haka .. JGM .. UHfan808 25
    curveball 25 . Las Vegas 25 ..
    22 Tokyo .. Cindy..cenn..
    rich2176 … DPKnSweety ..
    sj & myki .. Ronnie 25 ..
    Kekoa .. Momo 50 .. slugger 20
    rich2176 … 702 WarriorNation
    sj & myki

  219. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 6:30 pm

    fogot to add A Nony Mouse and Oldie to da checklist. so it goes…
    A House 50 … CapWsupDoc
    wafan 25 .. LizK 50 .. Pride 50
    tom mui 50 .. d1 25
    jesse james 25 .. big hilo 100
    jason 25 .. oldie 25 ..bulla n MsBulla 50
    ralph .. al 25 .. JaM 25
    whitey .. BG 50 .. Uku@LA 25
    haka .. JGM .. UHfan808 25
    curveball 25 . Las Vegas 25 ..
    22 Tokyo .. Cindy..cenn..
    rich2176 … DPKnSweety ..
    sj & myki .. Ronnie 25 ..
    Kekoa .. Momo 50 .. slugger 20
    rich2176 … 702 WarriorNation
    sj & myki … A Nony Mouse … Oldie

    I put da real kala in da above. will recap errytime da actuals.

    remember, errybody, you are doing it!!! Yes you are!!!!

  220. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 6:34 pm

    so we prolly going get a new prolem, like extra checks payable to NaKoa above da actual costs.

    get a solution. i could change my name to Na Koa… 😆

    na na na na….

    i no kea about da prolem. main ting is we go till we get da bike done!

  221. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 6:40 pm

    Don Weir I tole you da Tsaikos could deliver a little bitty bike. $900. pftt…..

    I could tell A House waz itchin to make samoa 00.. 😆
    he wuz makin da numbaz small so get mo roooom…. 😆
    j/k j/k

    whitey wuz tryin fo decide, Kim o NaKoa, Kim o Na Koa.
    das her name, right? 😉
    j/k j/k

    yu guyz can tell i’m on a high. 😀

  222. Derek August 19, 2009 6:45 pm

    No matter the amount of QBs, if you can find one who is better than all of them, you get em. You might find one, who’s a walk-on first, like Colt Brennan, but you gotta sell the kid to come to Hawaii. You have to keep looking at all times. Hopefully, the coaches know if the existing QBs have the potential to step up and be good at the Division IA level. If some of them can’t make it then they gotta move on. That’s the tough part of the coaching business. It’s all about winning, and they have to make the decision. I hope the coaches are doing their evaluation and are right about the kids they are bringing in. We will see about Mac’s recruiting class from last year and this year. I don’t know who’s recruiting QBs for UH now. I know June Jones was very astute in evaluating QBs so I trusted his judgment in that area.

  223. A-House August 19, 2009 6:56 pm

    Don Weir:

    Would prefer that Na Koa write a check to pay for the bike and use the Tsaiko $$ to replinish the Na Koa Fund since checks are payable to Na Koa. Makes it crystal clear, like a glass house, to avoid future problems, if any.

    Just my Inspector General training kicking in.

  224. oldie August 19, 2009 6:57 pm


    Tanks fo puttin me twice, but I tink I only deserv reconishen fo one. Ay, I kan taak jes lik yu.

  225. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 7:09 pm

    This is what the Conway Arkansas newspaper the Log Cabin Democrat is saying about UCA as they prepare for 9/4.

    UCA preparing for scrimmage 08/19/09 – 9:53pm

    McCollum’s Column: This doesn’t look like a stereotypical UCA team
    If you read the subtle clues coming out of preseason camp, you can deduce that this University of Central Arkansas team will smash some stereotypes this season….

    UCA’s Perry excited about return to field
    No one was more happy to attend University of Central Arkansas Media Day on Tuesday than defensive lineman Uriah Perry. No one has been more willing to sweat in the heat and endure the grind of preseason camp than Perry, a senior who began his career as a walk-on….

  226. chawan_cut August 19, 2009 7:11 pm

    tonight’s news

  227. A-House August 19, 2009 7:13 pm


    I was not trying to get Coach Mack to discuss any recruit; only a philosophical agenda to a “time line” for recruits to respond to an offer.
    It’s all part of the recruiting plan.

    While Coach Mack may currently adhere to “once an offer is made there will be no retraction”, time may come when he may have to face the reality of withdrawing offer(s). I don’t know if I could agree with Coach Mack on this. Like, Teo who did not list UH in his top 5 schools, may be, just may be, that scholarship could have been offered to someone who wanted to be a Warrior, but accepted a scholarship from another school because UH did not have any more to offer( just a scenario) before NLOI day.

    Garret posted on several occasions that several BCS schools have done it in the past and continue to do so today.

  228. Bulla August 19, 2009 7:19 pm


    many times schools will ‘over offer’ like overbooking, but letting the athletes know…’hey, we’re offering 3 of you but we only have 2 spots….so it’s up to you’, the first 2 to commit will be covered. this puts a little heat on the spot, and makes them get off the pot so to speak and make a decision. the sad part is when there are viable prospects that don’t get offered, go away and do very well…and the ones back home just keep ‘hanging on’…….all is good, players will always be players no matter where they go. not everyone can play for UH, but everyone can still play.

    UH is an up and coming program, and is still a work in progress…….gotta believe!!!!

  229. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 7:23 pm

    here’s what they’re saying today in las vegas about UNLV

    ELY — With a veteran team and some talented newcomers, Mike Sanford has enjoyed his most productive training camp entering his fifth season as UNLV’s football coach.

    Sanford stopped short of stamping the camp a success ahead of tonight’s final practice, but clearly he’s pleased with the work the team has accomplished in Ely.

    “I think our tempo is the fastest it’s been, meaning we’re getting the most plays run with the least amount of mistakes,” Sanford said. “Like (Tuesday), we had two (five-minute) periods where we started late and finished early.

    “We’ve had times in the past where we wouldn’t even get through a script, which means that the concentration, the tempo, the speed to which we’re getting up to the line, getting the plays called, rotating groups in and out, is faster, and that’s good.”

    Senior wide receiver Ryan Wolfe shared Sanford’s opinion of camp.

    “All around, it’s the most efficient,” Wolfe said. “We’re getting the most done. The maturity level of this group is 10 times above anything we’ve ever had.”

    Veterans have helped the newcomers adapt to major college football and UNLV’s system.

    “We need to make sure they’re ready to contribute,” Wolfe said. “If we can get them to work where they need to be working, it saves the coaches a lot of extra time.”

    • LATE START — The Rebels are used to returning to Las Vegas from Ely and quickly getting into game-week mode.

    Not this time.

    When they return, they will have more than two weeks to go until the Sept. 5 opener against Sacramento State at Sam Boyd Stadium. The college football season begins a week later this year.

    “It’s going to be different,” Sanford said. “You can’t treat (next week) as a bye week because we haven’t played a game yet.

    “The good thing about it, I think, is we’ll have a week of school where we’ll get used to the rhythm of school and practice for one week before we have a game. I think that will be really good, especially for the young players.”

    • COMING BACK — Sophomore C.J. Cox, limited by a hamstring injury, is expected to take part in about half of the drills this morning as he tries to get back into the competition for the starting tailback job.

    Cox probably will participate in about 75 percent of the practices Friday night.

    The Rebels are off Thursday to travel back to Las Vegas.

    Sanford said Cox would be given every chance “within reason” to win the starting job.

    “He can’t go up till the day before the game,” Sanford said. “He’s got to prove (it). Right now, we’ve got some guys that are going.

    “Not that it’s his fault that he got injured, but at the same time, we’ve got a time issue. As we get closer to the game, we’ve got live (tackling) situations, and those are the only things we have to evaluate.”

    Because hamstring injuries can linger, UNLV has been careful not to rush Cox back.

    “I tried to come back a little bit earlier, probably about a week ago, but I hurt it again,” Cox said. “We’re just being real cautious right now.”

  230. # A-Nony-Mouse – mahalo and welcome to the blog!

  231. COLT may not Tweet but his “Life Coach” Chris Cooley (who is having painful back spasms) does…

    “The final decider of missing practice was Colt laughing at me while I struggled around my naked body… (about 4 hours ago by @thecooleyzone)”

  232. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 7:59 pm

    Good nite, Tsaikos. got one early early tomorrow.

    Go Warriors!!!

    You guyz an galz are just da bestest!!!

  233. nitey nite, bhf2… my cheque should be there tomorrow…

  234. Garret August 19, 2009 8:24 pm

    Nice mention of Bess in the Palm Beach Post.

    Davone Bess was the star of 11-on-11 drills, catching several passes while continuing to work with the first team ahead of Greg Camarillo, who got in only four plays in Monday night’s exhibition opener.

  235. Garret August 19, 2009 8:26 pm

    I’m glad that ESPN mentioned the Bills signing Sol…but given all the times UH has been on ESPN you would think that they could at least refer to UH correctly.

    The Buffalo Bills have waived Ryan Neill, who’s been the team’s long snapper for the past two seasons.

    The move indicates that Garrison Sanborn, an undrafted free agent out of Florida State, has won the job, since he’s the only other long snapper on the Bills roster.

    The Bills also announced Wednesday that they’ve signed undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Solomon Elimimian. Terms were not disclosed.

    The 5-11, 225-pound Calabar, Nigeria native was named the Western Athletic Conference co-defensive player of the year in 2008. He was a four-year starter for the Hawaii Rainbows.

  236. Garret August 19, 2009 8:28 pm

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

    Painless patch is being developed that may replace hypodermic needles. This would be great for people like my kids who hate shots–the patch is supposed to be like applying a band-aid. This would be a great way to distribute flu shots to the public…you could get your flu shot sent to you in the mail instead of having to go somewhere.

  237. Garret August 19, 2009 8:28 pm

    A Boeing spokesman went to last week’s symposium on UAVs and passed himself off as a blogger instead of a Boeing employee, even asking questions as an “independent blogger” during new conferences of Boeing’s competitors. This could have serious implications for the media covering the defense industry and could end Boeing’s plan to create a defense industry blog.

  238. Garret August 19, 2009 8:29 pm

    Researchers have found a way to double the production of the biofuel butanol, which may eventually replace gasoline in automobiles. Butanol produces more energy than ethanol.

  239. Garret August 19, 2009 8:29 pm

    Egypt’s head of antiquities warns that the Pharoh’s tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings will disappear if they remain open to tourists–the humidity and fungus are apparently eating into the walls of the tombs as they are open for visits from tourists.

  240. Garret August 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Commentary on the Federal court ruling that forced Google to turn over the IP and e-mail addresses of a blogger that posted critical comments about a model. This sets a precedent that blogs and other forums may not be safe havens for criticisms by anonymous bloggers.

  241. Garret August 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Free play links pau.

  242. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2009 8:32 pm

    The list of years remaining is for the 2010 season. So Graves redshirts this year, he’ll have four years left.
    Austin is a sophomore this year; in 2010, he’ll have two years left.

  243. Hi ST- how’s Mia and family?

  244. OldDiver August 19, 2009 8:42 pm


    Mailed you a bill yesterday for the bike. Likewise I am a Na Koa member, but it is nice to earmark the donation.

  245. wafan August 19, 2009 9:08 pm

    Good night!

    We seem to have survived Hump Day.


  246. d1島 August 19, 2009 9:16 pm

    Anything to report from practice(s) today?



  247. Unkanesson August 19, 2009 9:19 pm

    BHF2 —

    I’ll put a check for $25 in the mail tomorrow (might take an extra day — gotta go Kamuela-HNL-Hilo…). And a big mahalo to you for making this happen!! You da bes’!!

  248. Stephen Tsai August 19, 2009 9:24 pm

    Things you find on the Internet:

    From KGMB’s Chris Archer’s blog:
    Another big driver for the show is Liz Chun, who has dominated the state’s coverage of UH sports since becoming KGMB9 Sports Director a few years ago.

  249. Maynard G. Krebs August 19, 2009 9:27 pm


    This sets a precedent that blogs and other forums may not be safe havens for criticisms by anonymous bloggers

    I was disturbed by the static going around on this one – but it seems to be fairly established law of slander and libel – that you can’t go around calling someone a whore and the like (unless truth is a complete defense.)

    In this case it would be a case of libel made worse by the fact that the internet spreads much faster and further.

  250. Maynard G. Krebs August 19, 2009 9:34 pm

    BigHiloFan: You can always put the surplus (if any) of the bike money into your client trust fund for whatever is the next project!

  251. haka August 19, 2009 9:42 pm

    Garrett #235
    ESPN….”He was a four-year starter for the Hawaii Rainbows.”

    Anyway you say it, it sounds good!
    Go Solly!
    Fight Deans Fight!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Go Warriors!

    I am ready!
    Been stretching and conserving energy!
    Focusing in on the positive and tuning out the negative!
    Blow the whistle baby, I am ready to hit…the tailgate!

  252. koakane™ August 19, 2009 9:50 pm

    d1 nothing much happened. lot of the practice devoted to the kicking game, kick off/return, on side, punting/return, punt block, punt coverage, peeps on the various teams being ready when called upon. a few minutes to offense and defense breaking up and going over assignment and alignments.

    rumor has is there is a morning scrimmage but not sure what kind if only passing or full on.

  253. Ralph August 19, 2009 10:14 pm

    BigHilo Maynard in #250 has a good suggestion. I’m sure if there is excess monies a reserve account can be established because I’m sure there will be other projects this season. After all, we’re still in preseason mode. If Al’s ebay listing is current and the same model is available at $650 the Tsaikos have already surpassed that amount, may have enough for two at that price.

  254. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 10:43 pm

    2 tings will wake me up.

    1. a dominatrix in da house. 😀
    2. summbody makin a suggeshun fo give me money.

    i dunno about putting checks made payable to Na Koa going in my trust account. 😀 I’ll try. 😆 I’ll tell da investigata wuz Maynard’s idea.

    now, about da 1st one. Liz been dominating ever since she became sports director at KGMB9? dat I gotta see. 😆 :mrgreen:

  255. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 10:51 pm

    Old Diver
    are you Oldie lookalike?

    unkanesson, okie dokie.

    i like play wit yu guyz, an yu no i can, but i gotta hit da sack. zzzzzzz

    btw, i get one idea for any extra loot, but 1st tings 1st. we gotta get da bike first. have dat lil ting in our hands.

    den we can put bling on da bike. 😆

  256. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:51 pm

    Chawan ~ As Koakane explained in #252 above, that’s basically how fb practice went. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t include a word or two about the Band!

    First they spent 2 hours practicing on the grass fb field. Then they took a little break at Ching field as they were setting up for another practice session after the team left.

    They practiced their formations & flags as they marched around playing those golden oldies like our national anthem and Hawaii Pono’i. They sounded tight and together, and the drum line was steady. Even the youngsters breaking in were doing ok. They all sounded good to us.

    So BHF2…your UH Marching Band awaits you!

  257. Kekoa August 19, 2009 10:57 pm

    Hang on folks!…Breaking news.

    It seems that Big ‘C’ has a niece that is in ICU right now. Prayers from the Tsaiko Ohana is needed to help our sistah and her Coloma Ohana.


  258. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 10:57 pm


    what is the word about who is lifting by example?

    on your response hangs da fate ah da world…. 😀

    zzzzz n n n n zzzzzzzzzzz

  259. bighilofan2 August 19, 2009 11:00 pm

    Big C
    prayers fo your ohana.

    mahalo fo da scoops Kekoa. laterzzzzzzz

  260. Big C- praying for da niece…

  261. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:21 pm

    bhf2 you got me on the lifting part. I have no clue

    will be sending my check to you also

    cohana prayers to yur fam

    patnah was going say something about the band but porgot

  262. Sweet Warrior Dreams, ka kou!

  263. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:34 pm

    to late for me plus super power nap shouting my name

  264. koakane™ August 19, 2009 11:35 pm

    oh good nite, last one peal da lights or play nice before turning in. over and out for sure

  265. Ralph August 19, 2009 11:54 pm

    Get Well Wishes to the Big C Ohana

  266. bighilofan2 August 20, 2009 1:34 am


    great article in da HA.

    let me ask you these questions:

    who would you choose as the current lifting LEADER?

    who would you pick as having the best oline LEADER?

    which 3 among the receivers looks the most GIFTED?

  267. Garret August 20, 2009 4:29 am

    Maynard G. Krebs,

    Good suggestion in #250.

    Your interpretation in #249 is probably better than what I wrote.

  268. Garret August 20, 2009 4:33 am

    The RB and returner for the BC Lions missed a few games due to injury and now seems to have lost both of his jobs. Even though he was the CFL special teams player of the year recently and set the kickoff return record last season, RGM has done so well as a returner that he might never get his job back. I feel badly for him but am happy that RGM is doing so well!

    Rookie Ryan Grice-Mullen has filled in admirably on special teams; Martell Mallett is the early season CFL leader with 722 yards from scrimmage.

    Activated from the injured list earlier this week, the 2007 CFL special teams player of the year knows it’s doubtful he’ll figure into the Lions roster for Friday’s home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

    But it can’t be easy to go from being the best returner in the league to an afterthought, through no fault of your own.

    “Grice-Mullen and Mallett are playing well and the team’s winning — which is great,” said Smart, who last year set a CFL record for most kickoff returns and yards in a single season. “It just happens to put me in purgatory.”

  269. Garret August 20, 2009 4:34 am

    Ryan Mouton update:

    Mouton update: Cornerback Ryan Mouton, who suffered a sprained ankle on Tuesday, was in the locker room on Wednesday wearing a walking boot. He’s not sure how long he’ll be in it.

    Fisher called the sprain “significant” but the rookie has already started rehab.

    “Injuries are part of the game and now I am just trying to get healthy and back on the field,” Mouton said. “I feel like I can play in this league and now I just have to get healthy.”

  270. Garret August 20, 2009 4:56 am

    Too bad that Corey Paclebar and Steven Christian seem to be lost for the season.

  271. Bulla August 20, 2009 5:39 am

    good morning tsaikos,

    have a great day, watch out for the puddles out there 🙁 homey, i said puddles, not poodles, haha

  272. Bulla August 20, 2009 6:06 am

    regarding the high ankle sprain,

    whew, that’s a tough one to rehab from…takes longer than anticipated, and a hasty return will take him out for the season…..

    good luck and prayers for a healthy rehab!

  273. Rob25 August 20, 2009 6:10 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Can someone tell me where to send a check to bhf2 for the bike? I don’t have time to go through all the posts to find it. Thanks.

  274. djmitcho August 20, 2009 6:26 am

    Good Morning All! It’s almost the weekend. Hope everyone has a good day.
    I wish I was keeping cooler over here. Supposed to be really close to hitting the century mark today as far as the temp goes. I hope those Whitworth Pirates stay cool during practice today.

  275. Ronnie August 20, 2009 6:28 am

    Hi Rob!!!

    G. Lee Loy
    38 Kalakaua St.
    Hilo, HI 96720

  276. bighilofan2 August 20, 2009 6:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.
    my addy is G Lee Loy
    38 Kalakaua Ave Hilo Hi. 96720
    check payable to Na Koa

  277. bighilofan2 August 20, 2009 6:32 am

    Good morning and thanks Rob 25.

    is the hubby actually home?
    how come you guyz not going UNLV game?
    get a chance to meet da gang again. i never met da odda half 25.

  278. bighilofan2 August 20, 2009 6:58 am

    Here’s da latest update. If I spelled out da kala, dat means i get yo kala.
    : D 😀 😀 😀

    A House n da Mrs* FIFTY … CapWsupDoc
    wafan 25 .. LizK 50 .. Pride 50
    tom mui 50 .. d1 25
    jesse james 25 .. big hilo *HUNDRED
    jason 25 .. oldie *TWENTY FIVE .. bulla n MsBulla 50
    ralph *TWENTY FIVE .. al 25 .. JaM 25
    whitey *FIFTY .. BG 50 .. Uku@LA 25
    haka *FIFTY .. JGM .. UHfan808 25
    curveball *TWENTY FIVE . Las Vegas 25 ..
    22 Tokyo *TWO HUNDRED.. Cindy cee *TWENTY FIVE.
    rich2176 … DPKnSweety ..
    sj & myki *FIFTY .. Ronnie 25 ..
    Kekoa .. Momo 50 .. slugger *TWENTY
    rich2176 … 702 WarriorNation
    sj & myki FIFTY… A Nony Mouse
    unkanesson 25

    akchally, been reopenin da mail and recountin and an an my eyes stay soah! 😀

  279. djmitcho August 20, 2009 7:01 am

    new post up

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