Heun to start at middle linebacker

Jake Heun’s latest move is into the starting lineup. Heun will start at middle linebacker against Boise State. Blaze Soares and R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane will be the outside linebackers.

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Heun said the defense has a new motto: Nut up or shut up!

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Right slotback Kealoha Pilares worked out at left wideout. It was more of a test run. Joe Avery is expected to start at left wideout in place of injured Rodney Bradley.

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Living up to the Aloha spirit, UH is allowing the Idaho Statesman reporters to interview Warrior players. Boise State does not make its players available to media from an opposing school’s area. Do they know that Hawaiโ€˜i has a vote in the AP poll?

Here’s Bryant Moniz talking to Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman:


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This is the final week on the local airwaves for KHNL’s Jason Tang and Brian Ojima. They are job casualties of the KHNL-KGMB merger/takeover.



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If anybody has a question they want asked to a UH player or coach, text me at (808) 256-0223. I’ll try to get your answer after today’s practice. I’ll post some answers here; some I’ll just text back to you. And if you’re from Boise, the answer is: Yes, Alexander and Bradley will be playing this week. Please adjust your game plan accordingly.

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Happy birthday to Kinda Shy.


  1. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:27 am


  2. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:28 am


    now you know that the WB House is back in order with Big Daddy ST swinging the big stick, and the big schtick (me) is #1

    it’s a new day in Dodge………….

  3. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:30 am


  4. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:30 am

    and while we are on the subject of moderation, the one thing I love about this blog is the passion. even misdirected passion is something to appreciate, because without friction there is no movement. did you ever see a sailboat in the doldrums? that’s right….it goes nowhere.

    if you’re not passionate about anything, life is like a bowl of jello…….sometimes we can get off the beaten path, and that is why we have our very own GPS Master, ST, and he is the originator, the creator, of WB.

    welcome back ST, your hiatus is officially over!

  5. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:31 am


    is it a coincidence that the big schticks come home first?


    one for every quarter!

  6. Stephen Tsai October 20, 2009 6:36 am

    Oh, Bulla, things aren’t so peaceful in Blog Paradise.
    A co-worker, who is on sabbatical in Costa Rica until March, said the blog is just too Linfield friendly. Mark has decided to zap me until we print more news on Willamette. Or is it Whitworth. Does every team in that league start with a W?

  7. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:38 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    Gulp…. ๐Ÿ˜€

    okay okay, I admit chucklin to da scraps yestaday, until my friend and da guy I neva meet yet was going full on witout grease or nuttn. ๐Ÿ˜†

    and i admit to being a wiseacre. trying to make like rasu begasu.
    i guess i neva succeed. ๐Ÿ˜€

    so i’ll check my temperature…. and my tongue …. for awhile …. ๐Ÿ˜†

    just so you know, though, I still think there is subtle infighting, whatever you want to call it… no hard facts… my gut tells me so. i hope I’m wrong.

    Go Warriors.

  8. whitey October 20, 2009 6:38 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  9. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:38 am

    haha, next thing you know, that team in Ogden will jump over also, haha. now wait, there is a correlation….Warriors, Wildcats, Weber…see, the Willamette and Whitworth are all wanna-bes, haha….

    tell you co worker enjoy costa rica……..and don’t hurry back

  10. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:39 am

    well, we got maui and big island in the house, gotta wait for kaua to show up now.

    AUNTY LIZ………………YOU UP YET?????????????

  11. Stephen Tsai October 20, 2009 6:40 am

    I just want wanted a little courtesy.
    When people don’t even want to stop by to collect their birthday wishes, some tinkering is necessary.
    By the way, I just saw Midori drive by on her way to work. Which means:
    1. I’d better get ready.
    2. I really need curtains for my picture window.

  12. whitey October 20, 2009 6:40 am

    Got to be careful Sat night after the game. Don’t know who you might run across on the dark side. Ferd, in this am article said, he hopes Coach Pedersen doesn’t have to go to the dark side. That’s ok, if he’s there, I’ll buy him a biru.

  13. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:41 am


    any guess on the attendance this week, i was wondering because mrs bulla and i will be attending our FIRST game for this season and we’re excited. i told her that i don’t think it is going to be a sell out, but i’ll check with the ‘oh wise and honorable’ one and see what he thinks. hee hee

    i hope we get 30k in the house, support the boys………….and one or two coaches.

  14. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:42 am

    no question, just a fact:

    Liz Chun is da queen. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:42 am


    haha, not only can you see out………the can see in. we’ve only heard rumors of the Anaconda in your neighborhood, get those drapes, or hang a sheet like they do in new neighborhoods………maybe a pink one to support the new Chiyonafuji and Princess Pink?

  16. Stephen Tsai October 20, 2009 6:43 am

    He’s managing a bed and breakfast called the Tree House, which is actually a tree house. (Then again, any house made of wood, I suppose, is a tree house.)

  17. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:43 am


    i agree, ever since neil everett left, she has the title outright

  18. djmitcho October 20, 2009 6:44 am

    Good Morning All! Bulla, as a Whitworth alum you know I gotta back my team up.

  19. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:44 am

    wow, would you call that a lateral move for his career…..let’s see, uh, journalist, then…..B&B operator…..then almost a journalist again…works for me

  20. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:45 am

    despite that we still support you and love you. actually, living in spokane and the best neighborhood of America, you are the lucky one

  21. whitey October 20, 2009 6:46 am

    bhf2, how far will the bike have traveled before it reaches UH???? the funny thing is that it is a stationary bike which stays in one place. when you bless the bike, give it a name.

  22. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:47 am

    in one morning i get to make up for 3 months of minimal posting, i feel like i am morphing into a Garret right about now…………wow, always wanted to be smart and skinny, and hair too………wow, this is getting weird………..

  23. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:48 am

    just wanna give a shout out to an old friend who i never ever see on here anymore, WRECKINGEYEZ, miss you bro, hope to see you at the Tsaiko gate this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. djmitcho October 20, 2009 6:49 am

    Speaking of Linfield and Willamette, big game this weekend. The winner will be NWC champs this year.

  25. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 6:53 am


  26. Jason October 20, 2009 6:53 am

    If Bulla is morphing into Garret, I want to morph into Bulla/Garret. My new blog name can be Bullet! ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:54 am

    good morning aunty Liz ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Bulla October 20, 2009 6:55 am


    just watch the spelling on that one, it’s a family blog again, and i don’t want any typos affecting your eligibility, haha

  29. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:56 am

    hiya bulla.

    pretty face, talks football….

    dat chick is hot… ๐Ÿ˜†

    Go Warriors.


  30. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 6:56 am

    Hiya Bulla!
    So- Bulla poke this Saturday?????

    I am trying hard to get some pa’akai to share but this year and last were very lean harvests and it’s hard to come by.

  31. whitey October 20, 2009 6:56 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINDA SHY!!! Enjoy your day and cheers to the many more to come.

  32. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:59 am

    i no sum odda chicks dat get pretty face, talk football,

    and are so hot. ๐Ÿ˜†


  33. djmitcho October 20, 2009 7:00 am

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy!

  34. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:01 am


    good one for kinda shy, already communicated the good wishes on the social networking site……told her to have her hubby take her out, kiawe grill does not count, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. whitey October 20, 2009 7:01 am

    Question for ST’s Sportscasters. The effects of the internet is definitely changing the world of communication, but how are you getting ready or prepared to handle this major challenge to insure that your line of work survives????????

  36. whitey October 20, 2009 7:03 am

    bulla, no guarantee, but we trying to see if the lear jet is available for sat, so we can come and tg with the gang.

  37. Jason October 20, 2009 7:03 am

    Just saw this article on ESPN.com. Hmm, reminds me of the UH men’s volleyball team …


    Michael Rogers, chair of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet, told ESPN that coaches associations have lined up behind his group’s recommendation to open college sports to prospects who come up through clubs that include professional athletes, but didn’t receive salaries.

    It is a move shaped, in part, by the influx of foreigners into college athletic programs.

    Currently, an athlete can jeopardize their amateur eligibility by merely playing alongside a teammate who received “more than actual and necessary expenses” from that club.

    “One athlete professionalizes all of his teammates,” said Rogers, a Baylor law school professor. “There’s a growing consensus that there is an unfair standard. It needs to be changed, and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish this year.”

    Also, does anyone think it’s hypocritical that the NCAA stripped UH of its title, but they profit by selling DVDs of that championship game?


  38. whitey October 20, 2009 7:04 am

    i got to go cause get big challenge today at the dentist. see you all later.

  39. Maverick October 20, 2009 7:06 am

    Morning gang.
    This weekend our Warriors step it UP another notch.
    Improve every week, that’s the best’est a team can do.

    Bulla, are you heading into Greeley land this Saturday? If so, there is a certain Asst. Coach for UNC that him and I go back to peewee football days. Name is Jay Stribling. If you get a chance, giv’em the Howzit from me. Hope he remembers. He was quite the QB back then.

    Go get’em Wildcats
    Warriors, Buck them Bronks

  40. Don Weir October 20, 2009 7:09 am

    bhf2 & Tsaiko Donors
    Bike 1 Message received this am from LV Tsaiko who has been involved from the beginning


    Just spoke to Connie who advised that she received authorization from Nautilas to reroute bike delivery.

    It will be delivered to Hawaiian Airlines, c/o US Air Cargo at Las Vegas Intl Airport.
    Delivery will be on Wed. 21Oct. between 0900-1200

    Appreciate you confirm when received and if info onhand, when it will be sent LAS/HNL.

    It’s been a very long novel…. but the end of the story at hand.
    Would be nice to see Greg and Rodney using the new bike for their rehab.

  41. oldie October 20, 2009 7:10 am

    Morning all!


    I agree 100% with your #291 in the last post.

    I learned a long time ago that their a lot of Tsaikos with good insight of what’s happening. Guys like Garret, Jason, Pride, FloridaTed, and many others. So I mostly lurk.

    I only read this blog. If something’s happening with Warrior football, it gets posted here. I don’t need to go anywhere else.

    But I agree that lately it’s been harder to find the good posts with all the other stuff going on here.

    The players need our support. This is when the true fans stick with the team. Criticizing the coaches is okay. They are paid professionals. However, we should remind ourselves of the countless hours they put in. They want to win as badly as we do (if not more so).

    Go Warriors!!!

  42. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 7:13 am

    whitey- good luck at the chop(pers) shop and hope to see you on Sat!

    ST- mahalo for taking back the blog.

    The simple “please remove your shoes at the doorway” rule makes it possible for anyone to feel welcome.
    Enforcement of the rule makes it possible for everyone to enjoy this blog.


  43. chopsueyboy October 20, 2009 7:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!


  44. Ronnie October 20, 2009 7:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family.

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy!!!

  45. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:22 am


    We are NOT going to be in Greeley this weekend, booked our travel for the Montana game next week, and then the Cal Poly game in Ogden in November…and then the playoffs, God Willing.

    UNC is playing ok, nothing exciting, but WE definitely have to win out the rest of the season to be eligible for playoffs. The good news is we get to catch the UH game against Boise this week, and we’re excited about that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a good day

  46. Maverick October 20, 2009 7:22 am

    Hau’oli la hanau Kinda Shy!

    Libra’s Rule!

  47. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 7:22 am

    Don Weir

    thanks for the update.

    maybe we’ll see the fable this season. ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 7:24 am

    Have a Great Birthday, Kinda Shy!

  49. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 7:25 am


    Main thing you don’t morph into a Bulla – Tsai combo.. You could end up with a blog called… ‘It’s All Bull-ai.’

  50. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 7:26 am

    Happy B-day Kinda Shy.

  51. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:32 am


    glad to see the brain cells working before 8 am, haha. nah, jason wouldn’t be able to handle the fame, the glory, the adoration, the rock star status…..that I DON’T have, haha………….nice to dream away…………:)

  52. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:32 am

    and another thing….

    Kinda Shy, no be shy today, it is YOUR DAY!!

  53. Bunker October 20, 2009 7:35 am

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  54. chopsueyboy October 20, 2009 7:40 am

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy!

  55. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:43 am


    we got the train rolling, and i gotta roll to waikiki to get to work ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hear the train a-coming, it’s rolling round the bend
    and I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when,
    I’m stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps dragging on.
    But that train keeps a-rolling on down to San Antone.

    When I was just a baby, my Momma told me, “Son,
    always be a good boy; don’t ever play with guns.”
    But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
    When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry.

  56. Buffoman October 20, 2009 7:44 am


    Agree to a certain point, yet I am in agreement that delivery has to be done tactfully.

    Here’s my take on the coaches matter. You’re right on all matters but here’s a point that I believe many are attempting to make albeit some do it without much tact.

    “They (coaches) all want to win…”

    Most football players want to play in the NFL.
    Most entrepreneurs want to become millionaires or better yet, the next Bill Gates
    Most students want to get straight “A’s”

    You get where I’m going with this..

    They all want it, but not all will get it. And like most, our coaches included, it does not go with a lack of effort, as you state. The bottom line is that life is not always fair and some will make it, others won’t. The questioning that many have is whether our HC is in that group that will find success or in that much larger group that does not.

    At this point, given what has and is happening, which points to leadership qualities and ability on display, many are of the opinion that he may fall in that much larger group.

    The team, to a person I would say that everyone supports the young men who are on the field, sideline and wsih to become Warriors.

  57. Slugger October 20, 2009 7:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Hau’oli la hanau, Kinda Shy!!!

  58. Bulla October 20, 2009 7:46 am


    i agree ๐Ÿ™

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 7:53 am



    We’re a family blog! Daddy, can we get a puppy?! Please Daddy, please?!

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 7:54 am

    Hey Bulla, hey Slugger!

  61. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 7:55 am


    I agree.

    But I’d also like to say that I agree with the majority, who I think say give Coach chance, he neva get enuf chance yet.

    which is why i neva call 1-310-233-4x2x yestaday. wuz kinda late anyway, but the point is, i coulda, and i so wanna be like ST, a digga of facts, no take no for an answer. ๐Ÿ˜€ but alas, I am not a beat writer. ๐Ÿ˜€
    and I am for the coach! and the team! and I don’t just say it. i do it!

    or don’t do it, as the case was yesterday. i’m leaving the coaching to the coaches. just no like any subcoach be so subtle, to da detriment of the coach and our team.

    okay nuff fo now. I will see you later.

    Go Warriors!

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 7:58 am

    Happy Birthday Ms. Shy. Maybe we can get a blog puppy to celebrate your birfday… Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜†

  63. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 7:59 am

    hiya DPK bye DPK

    have a great day!

  64. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:01 am

    Remember, in 2007, we could have easily lost that La Tech game early on in the season. Also almost lost at San Jose and Nevada if not for some last minute heroics and some good luck. The result? No BCS frenzy, no sold out stadium, etc. Cherish the memories amd hope for the best for our team no matter what. Go Warriors!

  65. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:03 am

    Although one thing does bug me lately- adjustments after halftime. It seemed JJ always had an answer (other than the Sugarbowl.) I’m still waiting for Coach Mack…

  66. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:04 am

    UH 72, Bozo St 45.

    Warriors fix their redzone problems and finish drives.

  67. Slugger October 20, 2009 8:05 am

    Aloha, Puowaina Kid!


    Hope Weber slams Montana. They were/are always our nemisis at NAU. We beat Montana St. the other week & beat Portland St. last weekend.

  68. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:05 am

    Oh, and Aloha to all the Tsaikos!

  69. Slugger October 20, 2009 8:06 am

    bad…nemisis = nemesis

  70. vballfan1 October 20, 2009 8:08 am

    I just noticed we haven’t scored a touchdown in the third quarter all year? What is up with that? Wonder what the coaches think about that.

  71. koakane™ October 20, 2009 8:08 am

    morning tsaiko country and warrior fans. shout out to bulla, whitey, lizk, slugger, djmicho, chopsuey, mih, ronnie, bhf2, jason and st

    good to hear thing will be back to normal with st taking back the blog. most of it was just regurgitated nonsense. some good points, ok concern, so so counter points but too much lingering and hashing of same old same old. be happy, grieve but say your piece, move one or bring on newer points. nuff said off the soap box and e kala mai.

    hippo birdie two ewe kinda shy and may you be wined and dined like a princess.

    looks to be an interesting tuesday on the tsai and wai show today. sorry about peeps losing their job cause times are tight. will lchun do the sports for both stations and who will do the simulcast news?

  72. Pride. October 20, 2009 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy.

  73. koakaneโ„ข October 20, 2009 8:14 am

    late shout out to dpk

  74. koakaneโ„ข October 20, 2009 8:15 am

    and mr pride

  75. tommui October 20, 2009 8:20 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to KINDA SHY – miss seeing your smiling face.

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    BULLA – if you’re not passionate about anything, life is like a bowl of jello.
    I thought life was like a box of chocolates…
    Hope you and the Mrs. have recovered from all your jet-lags and again, congratulations to Ryan!

  76. mctruck October 20, 2009 8:20 am


    yippeee!!! thanks for that info!!! Alexander and Bradley to play ‘gainst BSU……….auwrite!!!, I’ll be-a-watchin that there game fo’sure!!

  77. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 8:22 am

    Right back at ya, Mr Koakane! How youuuuuuuuu? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hey to you too big fellah and to Jack Flash.

    How does everybody like our family blog?

  78. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:24 am

    Howzit DPK.
    Just for fun:
    You know you are a Boise St. Football Fan when…

    You ever spent the night in the bed of your truck rather than paying for a motel room.
    None of your zippers have all their teeth either.
    You are driving the car you were conceived in.
    You’ve ever re-used a paper plate.


  79. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 8:25 am

    # mctruck:
    October 20th, 2009 at 8:20 am


    yippeee!!! thanks for that info!!! Alexander and Bradley to play ‘gainst BSU……….auwrite!!!, I’ll be-a-watchin that there game fo’sure!!


  80. Jack Flash October 20, 2009 8:25 am

    On a side note…
    I honestly respect the hell out of the Boise Football program. It must be easy to be a fan. But NOT this Saturday. Auryte!!! Go Warriors!!!

  81. SteveM October 20, 2009 8:28 am

    Good morning everyone!


  82. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 8:29 am

    My condolences to the Eldredge family. Coach Eldredge was at the helm when we used to play Punahou back in the day. Great man, great Coach.

  83. (Jesse) James October 20, 2009 8:31 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos….hope all have a great day…

    ST, #12, Why do you need curtains?? Were you in your underwear again??? MWAHAHHAHHA

    Happy B-Day Kinda Shy…welcome to the 29 year old club

  84. Slugger October 20, 2009 8:32 am


    I have my Kona kope in hand.

    Morning, Pride., I don’t even remember what the Coach said at lunch today. But, Tsai seems to have the inside track…Greg Alexander will be playing against Boise this weekend!!! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi, tommui! Haven’t seen you at the WVB games.

    K, gotta go step on the slugs. Esme & out….

  85. (Jesse) James October 20, 2009 8:33 am

    Comment for Kanoa…

    Hey, I saw you at 24Hr Fitness a few weeks ago…man, you are a monster on the B-ball court. Oh, and ask ST to do his rendition of Tricky by Run DMC for the Warrior Beat Show fans…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  86. Slugger October 20, 2009 8:34 am

    oops… “at lunch today” = “at lunch yesterday”

    Better go before I put my foot in my mouth instead around breakfast…

  87. (Jesse) James October 20, 2009 8:34 am

    Question for Robert…

    So, what is your assessment of the team up to this point??? D? O? Do you think we should play the younger guys and start prepping them for next season already???

  88. (Jesse) James October 20, 2009 8:37 am

    Condolences to the Eldredge family….

  89. SteveM October 20, 2009 8:41 am

    The Tsai-ko cruisers and some others who expressed interest in cruising received an email from me last week. The sailings listed have been extended 2 weeks into December and the price has dropped even more.
    Let me know if you are interested (you make your own reservations–I’m just trying to find a common saiing date, if any).

    If you want to be added to my cruisers email list, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

  90. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 8:44 am

    JASON AND BRIAN- What are your career plans ??

  91. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 8:45 am

    To Any of the Journalists: How do you see your job description changing in the next couple of years?

  92. Pomai October 20, 2009 8:58 am


  93. Pomai October 20, 2009 9:00 am

    Wow Jack, you think they are going to be flinging the old ball all over the place.
    We will not quit on this team!!!!!
    Warriors vs BSU
    3    –    49    tattoo
    3    –    63    hotwheels
    10    –    45    westsidesview
    10    –    59    The Attitude Adjuster
    20    –    17    labrat
    20    –    42    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    24    –    21    gmahoney
    27    –    24    rasu begasu
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    24    chopsueyboy
    28    –    27    curveball
    31    –    24    bighilofan2
    31    –    28    wafan
    35    –    28    LizKauai
    35    –    31    lil’s
    38    –    28    protector
    48    –    21    TChahng
    49    –    45    Kazz
    56    –    14    d1shima
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey
    70    –    38    Pride
    72    –    45    Jack Flash

  94. Garret October 20, 2009 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy!

  95. Garret October 20, 2009 9:09 am

    Click on my name if you want to read the 35-page (pdf format) press release that UH put out for the BSU game.

  96. Pride. October 20, 2009 9:09 am

    Go Warriors, Beat Boise.

  97. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 9:12 am

    Jason Tang and Brian Ojima – Can you point to a single event during your careers so far that you would consider a “highlight”?

  98. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 9:16 am


    42 – 22 UH on top…. (For some reason, I keep hearing these numbers…)

  99. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 9:20 am

    #37 – Jason – I am still VERY HOT about the MVB banner that was removed from the SSC… ggrrrrr.

  100. Garret October 20, 2009 9:21 am

    This was a nice post on WSN:

    Greetings to The Warriors…..

    First off….disclaimer…I’m a Vandal. Wanted you to know that me and a couple other members of The Vandal Bench went to the hospital today to check on Rodney Bradley, tell him we were thinking of him and praying for him. What a wonderful young man! He was very appreciative of our coming by to visit and seemed in good spirits and looked pretty good for just having surgery to repair the leg bone breaks injury. He said he gets to return to Hawaii on Tuesday. We told him we would continue to keep him in our prayers and we would be watching for him and cheering for him in the future. We are very close to our Vandal players and wanted to let him know that we cared about him too. Besides, you have one of our most loved coaches of all time on your staff, Chris Tormey, so we feel a connection! You have a good team, was impressed with meeting Rodney, and say hi to Chris for us, and take good care of him! God Bless Rodney and you all.

    Judy Morris

    Moscow, Idaho

  101. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 9:23 am

    To the Journalists: Do you see any kind of National/International League in Any Team Sport making its home in Hawaii?

  102. al October 20, 2009 9:28 am

    uh 7 (katooshes)
    bsu 3 (katooshes)

    coach larry will be proud.

  103. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 9:30 am

    Garret- thanks for sharing #100 – Judy Morris could be a Tsai-ko any time!

  104. al October 20, 2009 9:31 am


    just so you know, you don’t have to lift your arms that high. it appears as though you are under arrest rather than being checked for metallic parts. besides, i hope you did the deordarant thing that day.

    i enjoy your game day commentaries and insights. i think you should apply for offensive coordinator next year.

    question: is it still your dream to be the play-by-play announcer rather than the color guy?

  105. al October 20, 2009 9:32 am

    liz chun…

    so just how tall are you?

  106. BNS October 20, 2009 9:38 am

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy

  107. al October 20, 2009 9:40 am

    kanoa…i really enjoy your show with pops. keep it up.

    it must be fun to work with two legends both pops and coach larry.

    what do each bring to you as mentors?

  108. al October 20, 2009 9:42 am

    mr. tang and mr. ojima….

    i hope you both land somewhere a future may be pursued. actually, i know you both will. thanks for all memories, great job reporting.

    will you both continue to pursue careers in the business or look at other opportunities?

  109. al October 20, 2009 9:43 am

    happy birthday kinda shy.

    you either are too busy or too shy to hang out with the tsaikos lately.

  110. al October 20, 2009 9:51 am

    kealoha at lwr???

    hmmmm. does he have the vertical speed to stretch it out? then again avery is not that fast either.

  111. A-House October 20, 2009 9:53 am

    Happy Birfday to Kinda Shy, the solid foundation of the family!!

  112. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 9:55 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, KINDA SHY!

    HiHo til the show…

  113. Long Time UH Fan October 20, 2009 10:00 am

    Good Morning Sports Anchors…

    Question for all: Did you have a person(s) who inspired you to become sports journalists?</b.

  114. Long Time UH Fan October 20, 2009 10:02 am

    Question for all: Did you have a mentor who helped you through your career in broadcasting?

  115. labrat October 20, 2009 10:03 am

    Robert do you think that the booth at the stadium is too small for you? You buggas look like sardines in side there.

  116. Long Time UH Fan October 20, 2009 10:03 am

    Good Morning Warrior Nation!

    Happy BIrthday to Kinda Shy and many more to come!

  117. Slugger October 20, 2009 10:06 am

    Kinda Shy was at the last 2 WVB games with JD in their usual seats.

  118. A-House October 20, 2009 10:06 am

    Jason & IWWTHM:

    I drink Tang every Mon, Wed and Fri – Gator ade on Tues and Thurs.

    Miss Exchange concentrate the most – it was really tasty!!

  119. A-House October 20, 2009 10:09 am

    Judy Morris and The Vandy Bench Gang:

    Much aloha and mahalo for stopping by to check on Rodney. Your action is what elevates sports fans to a whole different level!

  120. koakane™ October 20, 2009 10:09 am

    condolences to the Eldredge family ……. great punahou alumus

  121. A-House October 20, 2009 10:14 am

    Coach Mack:

    If you want to be different, from a strategy point of view, on the first offensive series:

    1) QB under center with “I” formation – toss ball to RB and do a “student body to the right”; 2nd play same except to the left.

    2) or, clump all your receivers to the right or left; then have Avery go in motion to the TE spot and run your play ( pass or run).

    I guess what we fans are looking for is different schemes in your offense.

    Sorry, ST, but I no more “text” capabilities.

  122. Bulla October 20, 2009 10:25 am


    UH 63

    Bozos 21

  123. tommui October 20, 2009 10:26 am


    Thanks for remembering me.

    Been to three WVB games this year – one was when the softball team finally got their recognition and their bracelets, thanks to the Tsaikos!

  124. Bulla October 20, 2009 10:28 am


    When we beat Montana on Halloween, YOU WILL hear me screaming at the top of my lungs from Missoula……NAU is a great team, loved playing there last year, altitude is kind of high…..breathe, 2……….,3………..4……….haha

    we know it is going to be a tough game against them on the 14th, good thing we have a bye to heal up before that!

    mahalo for the props for ryan, he is living his dream…..


    get the point? auryte

  125. Bulla October 20, 2009 10:30 am


    mahalo for the good word…ahhh, you know i only get jet lag when i fly….it’s all good.

  126. addahknowjoe October 20, 2009 10:38 am

    Happy Birthday Waialua Skies!!!!

  127. labrat October 20, 2009 10:38 am

    Defense stop catching.

    Attack, attack, attack.

    I know you can do it.


  128. addahknowjoe October 20, 2009 10:42 am

    Eh, if you nomo nuttin fo do tonite there’s a good meteor shower to catch. Pick a dark open spot, relax, look up and enjoy.

    Sandy’s was awesome the last time.

  129. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 10:43 am


    I thought that meteor shower was on the 8-9th of this month?

  130. A-House October 20, 2009 10:53 am

    Mar, Doug, Butch, Cookie:

    please tell Kealoha to keep head high as all the Tsaikos aunties and uncles supporting him and waiting for another “bus” out game with 15 or more receptions!!!!

  131. WenatcheeWarrior October 20, 2009 10:57 am

    Boise State – 56
    Hawaii – 9

  132. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:08 am


    Please stop in at our t-gate this Saturday before you and JD head to the stadium. We promise to behave and have homey lead us in singing the birthday song for you and all the other Libra’s.

    Beside’s, you simply must partake of the spread of goodies we have available! It’s a permanent birthday party menu. Hehehehe!

  133. Shauna October 20, 2009 11:18 am

    We still need lots more questions for the handful of special guests today!! Keep sending them in! Show starts in 30 minutes. Thanks!

  134. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:19 am

    For Kanoa:

    When you were growing up and playing sports. What was your dream sport? What was the one sport that made you want to take it to the highest level possible?

  135. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:26 am

    For Robert:

    Have you ever considered doing a Music Video of popular Hawaiian songs?

    You have such a full, rich baritone voice. It would be awesome to have one available for the many people who admire your singing.

  136. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:30 am

    Toss Up Question:

    Where do you see Television Sports reporting heading in the future?

    Will it be shared reporting on one venue?…what is your take?

  137. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:35 am

    For Robert:

    Wouldn’t it be fun if you could ride the KITV chopper to as many games as you can on Friday nites?

    You give the audience live updates as you touch down at each HS field (not featured on OC16 that night). Or a wrap up of each game at your final stop.

  138. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:39 am

    Question for all:

    Why can’t the news director make more room for sports reporting?

    Who needs so much time to give us the weather news. Hi, Low, Rain or
    Shine, any questions…next up, Sports!

  139. jm2375 October 20, 2009 11:39 am

    Good morning (or what’s left of it)!

    Interesting article (I think), could only get to the abstract:

    Can Recruiting Rankings Predict the Success of NCAA Division I Football Teams? An Examination of the Relationships among Rivals and Scouts Recruiting Rankings and Jeff Sagarin End-of-Season Ratings in Collegiate Football

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football teams’ 2002 recruiting rankings from the Rivals (RIV) and Scouts (SCO) recruiting services and the Jeff Sagarin end-of-season performance ratings from 2002โ€“2006. The RIV and SCO recruiting services included rankings for 100 common NCAA Division I football teams for the 2002 recruiting season. Each recruiting service included a total point system rating (TOTPTS) and average star rating (AVESTAR). The Jeff Sagarin NCAA football ratings system was chosen as an indicator of the teams’ performance. Pearson product moment correlation coefficients (R) and the corresponding predictive indices (R2) were used to examine whether the 2002 RIV & SCO TOTPTS and RIV & SCO AVESTAR ratings could predict the Jeff Sagarin end-of-season ratings and total number of wins for each football team for the 2002 through 2006 seasons. In addition, R and R2 values were computed to examine whether the 2002 Jeff Sagarin end-of-season ratings and total number of wins could predict the following season’s recruiting rankings (2003 RIV & SCO TOTPTS and RIV & SCO AVESTAR). The results indicated that RIV & SCO TOTPTS and AVESTAR predicted up to 45% of the variances in the end-of-season ratings and total wins. Thus, other factors (besides recruiting rankings) must be contributing to the end-of-season ratings for the 100 NCAA football teams included in this study. In addition, up to 51% of the variance in RIV & SCO AVESTAR and TOTPTS was predicted by the previous year’s end-of-season ratings or total wins, which suggests that more successful seasons tend to yield better subsequent recruiting classes.


  140. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 11:41 am

    KANOA- I have enjoyed now 3 generations of Leaheys on the air! Did you ever consider any other career while you were growing up?

  141. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 11:43 am

    Liz Chun – Did you find any interesting obstacles along your path as a “female” sportscaster?

  142. duffer (iPhone) October 20, 2009 11:45 am


    Only questions, but no proposals for Liz Chun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. jm2375 October 20, 2009 11:45 am

    Heun to start at mlb. Hmmm, guess the experiment at DE is over?

  144. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 11:45 am

    Robert- What did you study in school to prepare for your career on the air?

  145. J-Dog October 20, 2009 11:45 am

    the show link on the front page is not working.

  146. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 11:47 am

    Robert- when did you start using your greeting and how did that come about?

  147. jm2375 October 20, 2009 11:49 am

    Men’s bb team picked to finish last in the WAC. pfffffffffffffffttttttttttttttttttt.

  148. J-Dog October 20, 2009 11:53 am

    Hey Robert,

    Hope you’re having a…………..pleasant afternoon.

  149. Pu C. Galore October 20, 2009 11:55 am


    You and Pops had the best morning radio show!!

    Bobby Curran is terrible!

  150. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 11:56 am


  151. Glenn October 20, 2009 12:00 pm

    Boise can be beaten.

    UH 33, BS 30

    Go Warriors!

  152. Ralph October 20, 2009 12:00 pm

    Tsai/Wai show- my firefox shows the web page with all the questions but no video screen, its a white, blank section, is the program running at this time

  153. Shauna October 20, 2009 12:07 pm

    LizKauai: I know… it wasn’t working for a while and I flagged it to the online guys. But it should be working now. I just tested it and it’s fine…

    Ralph: Did you click on that circle-looking play button? It should work… Let me know!

  154. jojo ® October 20, 2009 12:48 pm

    Video is frozen…….oh well time to take a walk

  155. Old Timer October 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    Kanoa and Pops need to return to local radio.

    Frigidare Refrigerata!!! Still cracks me up to this day! Heard that while driving and my daughter thought I was nuts.

  156. koakane™ October 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    great show good job by all

  157. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    Good, funny show!
    Stephen-side mike was soft but the content was

  158. koakaneโ„ข October 20, 2009 12:54 pm

    firefox worked well and only a few times it froze up

  159. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 20, 2009 12:55 pm

    Let’s see who can become the first EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL in Hawaii. We haven’t had any extreme weather for awhile (and don’t want any). Give the sports guys a few more minutes, please!

  160. jojo ยฎ October 20, 2009 1:11 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation on some other blogs……

  161. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 1:40 pm

    Ever since I disable all that Microsoft stuff in my Firefox, it runs smoothly.

  162. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 1:40 pm

    Too bad I can’t do that with the rest of the computer…

  163. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 1:41 pm


    too many links in your comments?

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    31-21 Warriors. Hope springs eternal.

  165. labrat October 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    Just watched the replay. Worked okay. Really good show today. Hope they do this more often.

  166. whitey October 20, 2009 2:04 pm

    Jake Huen, in your home area, there are plenty of mooses and when they charge, nothing is safe in front of them. This is the game when Jake becomes Moose and does major damage to the Boise offensive line, then the backfield. Out of the way!!!!!!!

  167. wafan October 20, 2009 2:06 pm

    Hi everyone!

  168. Pomai October 20, 2009 2:07 pm

    We will not quit on this team!!!!!
    Warriors vs BSU
    3    –    49    tattoo
    3    –    63    hotwheels
    9    –    56    WenatcheeWarrior
    10    –    45    westsidesview
    10    –    59    The Attitude Adjuster
    20    –    17    labrat
    20    –    42    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    24    –    21    gmahoney
    27    –    24    rasu begasu
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    24    chopsueyboy
    28    –    27    curveball
    31    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    31    –    24    bighilofan2
    31    –    28    wafan
    33    –    30    Glenn
    35    –    28    LizKauai
    35    –    31    lil’s
    38    –    28    protector
    42    –    22    madeinhawaii
    48    –    21    TChahng
    49    –    45    Kazz
    56    –    14    d1shima
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey
    63    –    21    Bulla
    70    –    38    Pride
    72    –    45    Jack Flash

  169. whitey October 20, 2009 2:07 pm

    Kealoha’s problem might be that the ball is coming up to him, whereas when it was GA, it was coming down. IMHO, change the trajectory on the JUGS, so it mimics more like mo.

  170. Pride. October 20, 2009 2:07 pm

    “Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.”

    ——Neil Armstrong

  171. wafan October 20, 2009 2:08 pm

    So nice to have our blog back!

    Thank you, Mr. Tsai.


  172. whitey October 20, 2009 2:13 pm

    can a team recover from a losing streak, yes (Lions). can a team play basic football and win, yes (Broncos). can a team with a losing record beat an unbeaten team, yes (Purdue). there you go Warriors, anything is possible because this is a game and the game is decided on the field, not in the media.

  173. bstunna2002 October 20, 2009 2:14 pm

    Alright Huen shoulda been starting at Middle since the second game you can see he’s a player but d end just wasn’t the right position for him to make an impact: so Blaze outside/Huen Middle/RJKK outside alright we gonna pound the donks rb’s I’m sure Avery remembers his last trip to Hawaii Hana hou Blaze light’em up one more time!

  174. PowderPuff October 20, 2009 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday, Kinda Shy! Hope you’re enjoying your special day.

    Haha, ST! I sent the “Alexander & Bradley” status as friendly fire to the resident BSU alum here. She’s been kind of quiet; she must be helping them adjust their game plan. ๐Ÿ˜€

  175. d1ๅณถ October 20, 2009 2:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Kinda Shy!

  176. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 20, 2009 2:21 pm


    Email me at tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com. I am getting returns from you email address.

  177. d1ๅณถ October 20, 2009 2:25 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    October 20th, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Oh, Bulla, things aren’t so peaceful in Blog Paradise.
    A co-worker, who is on sabbatical in Costa Rica until March, said the blog is just too Linfield friendly. Mark has decided to zap me until we print more news on Willamette. Or is it Whitworth. Does every team in that league start with a W?

    C’mon! Can’t get enuf o’ the #6 ranked team in the nation!
    As djmitcho said, the big Conference showdown is this Saturday….and we’ll be there!


  178. Pride. October 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    D1, don’t forget your thermal underwear.

  179. wafan October 20, 2009 2:30 pm

    Happy birthday Kinda Shy!

    Hope your day is a great one!

  180. wafan October 20, 2009 2:32 pm

    Great news about the bikes. Thank you to bhf2 and Don Weir for raising cane with the companies.

    Like I said before, it would have been faster to have someone pedal them over from the West Coast.

  181. d1ๅณถ October 20, 2009 2:44 pm


    Thankfully, the forecast for this weekend in Salem is projecting a high of 60 and partly cloudy. Hope that sticks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The challenge will be getting tickets for the game. No mo pre-sale so gotta show up when they open the box office 90 minutes before kick-off.

    Ahhhh….. D3 football. ๐Ÿ˜†

  182. Bulla October 20, 2009 3:11 pm

    go get’em, let’s get the ‘V’ this saturday. Halloween day will prove to be the other ‘Wildcats’ big game against Montana, the perennial conference champion for the Big Sky…..just booked a very nice priced flight to Seattle for $330 r/t. we’re going to drive to Montana, 7 hours, and enjoy the scenery. we get in thursday night, chill at Seatac area, then drive out and we’ll drive back sunday morning, grab a dinner at ‘The Crab Pot’ (lyn is hooked) and fly back monday. should be fun, cold………but fun!

    give your boy and co. our best….and get the ‘V’.


  183. mctruck October 20, 2009 3:26 pm


    was just making fun of ST’s last comments for this blog…..you probably already figured that one out by now……sorry, but been busy early on and just got back to read previous entries.

  184. labrat October 20, 2009 3:43 pm

    In 1990 another team wearing blue came into town with the Heisman. It can happen. It has happened. I never give up.

    Go Warriors.

  185. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 3:51 pm

    Get the turnovers and catch those passes and Boise won’t know what hit them.
    Warriors IMUA!

    Beat Boise and those previous losses will seem like the distant past.

  186. Pride. October 20, 2009 3:56 pm

    I recognized almost everyone on yestarday’s blog entry. First there was Stretch and Esme, then Kekau’s, also Ferd, and Tua Mahaley. Who were the two females with beautiful smiles? Is one of them a doctor?

  187. wafan October 20, 2009 4:09 pm

    Bulla . . .

    What day and time are you leaving Seattle for Montana?

  188. Pomai October 20, 2009 4:23 pm

    Pride your not feeling well? You need a checkup?

  189. Ralph October 20, 2009 4:47 pm

    WAC basketball prediction out: mbb last in media and coaches poll. wbb tied for 8th in coaches poll, 9th in media. Lots of opportunities to go upward bound. Lots of bulletin board stuff to motivate the teams.

  190. wafan October 20, 2009 4:53 pm


  191. wafan October 20, 2009 4:59 pm

    Where is everyone?

  192. bstunna2002 October 20, 2009 5:00 pm


  193. wafan October 20, 2009 5:02 pm

    Dirty Jobs is in Hawai’i.

  194. wafan October 20, 2009 5:02 pm

    Mike is washing windows at One Harbor Place (I think).

  195. wafan October 20, 2009 5:03 pm

    Swinging 408+ feet in a bosun’s chair.

  196. wafan October 20, 2009 5:04 pm

    Talk about building trust in yourself, your equipment and your team mate. Dang.

  197. wafan October 20, 2009 5:06 pm

    I wonder if i can talk my kids into doing this. Make them realize what they have or they could end up doing jobs like this.

    Stressful just watching him climb over the edge and into the chair.

  198. wafan October 20, 2009 5:07 pm

    One of the crew going over the side does not like heights. Wow.

  199. wafan October 20, 2009 5:07 pm


  200. wafan October 20, 2009 5:07 pm

    Third Century!

  201. wafan October 20, 2009 5:09 pm

    The crewman (cameraman) backed out.

    I DO NOT BLAME HIM. At least he went over the edge in the chair.

  202. wafan October 20, 2009 5:10 pm

    Time for bed. See you on Hump Day!


  203. wafan October 20, 2009 5:13 pm

    Shucks. I forgot to watch today’s show.

    I will watch it tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

  204. addahknowjoe October 20, 2009 5:18 pm

    Niners are playing it safe. Ulbrich’s season and career is over.

    10 years! What a wonderful ride fulfilling a life long childhood dream.

    Good luck Jeff in all your future endeavors.

  205. Slugger October 20, 2009 5:26 pm

    Salas, who played safety for one play against Idaho, said he will be used as a defensive back during hail-Mary situations. “When they throw a hail Mary, I can try to swat it down,” Salas said.

    It isn’t illegal for Salas to catch that pass, right? Wouldn’t it be an interception!?!

  206. al October 20, 2009 5:28 pm


    October 20th, 2009 at 11:45 am
    Heun to start at mlb. Hmmm, guess the experiment at DE is over?

    i believe this move is predicated by need at mlb.

  207. al October 20, 2009 5:33 pm


    but, a hail mary is typically thrown on the last play of a half or game. the hail mary tossing team is behind in the score, hence, swatting it down would make sense since a would be attempt at an interception may cause the ball to be snatched by a wr before gaining possession by the defender. therefore, swatting it down further eliminates a chance for the offensive team to make a catch.

  208. whitey October 20, 2009 5:34 pm

    rainbow cliff, just got done reading about your youth center and how it was started and direction it is going. well done. you also have a student at UH Manoa, Cassandra R, which is fantastic. Hope she is having fun and loving the school like you. thanks for your devotion and professionalism to the inner city kids of la. They are truly luck to have someone like you and the rest of the Al Wooten jr staff.

  209. whitey October 20, 2009 5:36 pm

    ajoe, possible volunteer coach during the spring training. the mlb position needs someone like him.

  210. Slugger October 20, 2009 5:38 pm

    It’s raining lightly, but still hot ‘n humid. Manoa Valley is behind the veil of rain with a partial rainbow in front of it. Does the team have practice tomorrow on Ching Field? 7 am?

  211. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 5:42 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    duffer, 2 funny! gotta go find da show and play da rerun. laterzzz.

  212. addahknowjoe October 20, 2009 5:43 pm

    194, 195: wafan

    Thanks for the heads up. My nephew was on that Dirty Jobs episode washing windows with Mike.

  213. addahknowjoe October 20, 2009 5:46 pm

    Whitey: I could not agree with you more. Perfect opportunity for Jeff to give back and share his knowledge. Both Jeff and Mac’s paths have crossed before.

  214. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 5:53 pm

    I wish that, at the end of this game, Warrior Nation will be calling Heun, Soares and Kauhane the barbarians. i like see dem rip em up.

  215. whitey October 20, 2009 6:01 pm

    ajoe, maybe if someone sent him a email with suggestions?????

  216. bighilofan2 October 20, 2009 6:06 pm

    for now seems like Jeff going stay SanFran, according to reading
    Singletary’s comments about 49ers and Jeff and family.

  217. whitey October 20, 2009 6:17 pm

    bhf2, not to be hired, but during the spring traing, maybe he like be volunteer coach and bring his family for vacation.

  218. Slugger October 20, 2009 6:19 pm

    Just hoping they do better at this game with Boise.

    Hope the receivers do some extra work with the JUGS. The dropped passes are frustrating, not only us fans, but the team feels it, too. Solution: work on developing good hands. How was JJ able to develop the ‘Four Horsemen of the Acropolis’ who worked so well with Colt? We have heard about Davone hitting the JUGS even before the light of day graced the practice field. What else did they do?

  219. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 6:23 pm


    I think Colt’s receivers simply put in the time themselves to be best they could be with Davonne leading the way. If probably had less to do with JJ’s coaching and more to do with whom they were. BUT when you consider that Salas and Pilares are up there in receptions and/or YAC, we’re not too off base. It took the dreadlocks a couple of seasons with Colt to really get to the point where they seldom dropped passes that were catchable. Our guys have had two games with Moniz.

  220. madeinhawaii October 20, 2009 6:24 pm

    The yards are there, the touchdowns will follow shortly. Just like they did with Colt, Rolo, and TC.

  221. Slugger October 20, 2009 6:27 pm


    OK, I get it. Salas is tall enough to do that.

    Mahalo for the explanation!

  222. Slugger October 20, 2009 6:43 pm


    Reps, then. Did Colt & his receivers do additional work together?

  223. A-House October 20, 2009 6:55 pm


    It has been my experience that players with “soft hands” do a lot better at catching balls be it football or baseball or basketball. It’s a genetic gift.

    By soft hands, I mean catching the ball and simultaneously bringing the ball to your body with your hands and arms. “Iron hands” on the other hand, are players who are to stiff, maybe semi-lock their elbows, and the ball bounces off or out of their hands.

    Can it be taught? I suppose so, but it will take a heck of a lot of practice off the field. Maybe the “jugs machine” can assist.

  224. chawan_cut October 20, 2009 7:04 pm

    tonight’s news

  225. letsgowarriors October 20, 2009 7:11 pm

    kenny estes gonna be in on one of the D package this weekend.

  226. Iluvloves October 20, 2009 7:15 pm

    #149 – Bobby Curran is terrible!

  227. Ralph October 20, 2009 7:23 pm

    slugger go to practice a little early and see if any of the receivers take out the JUGS machine. Answers your hope and wish-receivers working extra with the JUGS machine.

  228. Kinda Shy October 20, 2009 8:15 pm

    Thank you all for the birthday wishes! You are a special group of people and it’s great to be considered a Tsaiko. We just finished dinner (at home-I cook on the weekends so we minimize eating out) and am enjoying time with the hubby as the teenagers hit the books. Sorry I haven’t been more active; I’ve been kinda busy (maybe my new screen name?) going to Pac-5 games and UH sports as well as physical therapy for Jackie.

    Sorry we can’t stop by before the game. I manage the president’s and chancellor’s vip guests and have to be at Aloha Stadium early.

    You guys are the best. Hope you’re all having a….pleasant evening!

  229. warriorbg October 20, 2009 8:25 pm

    I know I’ve asked this before, but I’m interested to know what prompted all the changes at MLB. Lolotai -> Kisel-Kauhane -> Soares -> Lolotai -> Heun. I recall Lolotai was removed after the C Ark. game because of lack of performance. But if so, why was he moved back for Idaho? Why was Kisel-Kauhane moved? What happened to Paredes? I apologize if my asking seems ignorant, but I’m just curious as to the various reasons for the moves. I’m sure there were/are good reasons/intentions for them.

  230. al October 20, 2009 8:29 pm

    aiyah la dat.

    princess leila missed my question to robert.

    question: is it still your dream to be the play-by-play announcer rather than the color guy?

  231. al October 20, 2009 8:39 pm


    my guess is that they miss brashton satele more than you know.

  232. Bulla October 20, 2009 8:39 pm

    we get in thursday night and crash in SeaTac and head out on friday morning early for our 7.5 hour drive. HOWEVER, we are planning to go to dinner at The Crab Pot on Sunday later afternoon, you wanna meet up? We’re going down to the pier, and then fly out on Monday. let me know, be great to see you!

  233. Stephen Tsai October 20, 2009 8:41 pm

    I think they want to bring the big hitters, and Heun, Blaze and R.J. are big hitters.

  234. Stephen Tsai October 20, 2009 8:42 pm

    Kekaula still wants to be the play-by-play guy. But there aren’t any openings.
    And, if you think about it, it’s better to have Kekaula has the color analyst than to move a play-by-play guy into that spot.

  235. al October 20, 2009 8:53 pm

    st….true dat.

    actually the worst color commentators have been ex-warriors. i guess robert’s contract also doesn’t allow him to do crossover play by play on other tv stations. i guess kanoa should feel fortunate.

    too bad kanoa and robert couldn’t be on the same broadcast team. i thing that would be a dynamic duo.

    and great show today.

  236. Kazz ("Shoji" in Japanese means "1000".) October 20, 2009 8:54 pm

    Jake Heun,

    Go out there and kill someone in white, blue, and orange! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


  237. al October 20, 2009 8:55 pm

    hey, i am enjoying the return of the warrior beat. surely do not miss the personal attacks and the know-it-all attitudes. and the sense of morality makes it nice.

  238. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 8:56 pm

    Just finished practicin’ church music for the Song Fest at Holy Cross on Thursday night. Ho- good thing I get one practice in tomorrow!

    Colt got a nice little shout on the E:60 segment tonight featuring Chris Cooley (HTTR!). Rachel Nichols called him the “backup quarterback” ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  239. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 8:59 pm

    I really enjoyed the repartee on the show today, ST!

    But, c’mon… “does Liz actually live on Kauai”???? Mr. K… ayah, after all these Karaoke nights! I guess I better introduce myself then… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  240. uhwarriors October 20, 2009 9:00 pm

    The Na Koa Lunch Report is posted on SportsHawaii.com:


  241. FloridaTed October 20, 2009 9:00 pm

    Tsai-Meister, I just enjoyed your ‘journalistic’ round table, a nice collection of characters, who actually have something to say.

    I would love it if you’d turn this into a real, ongoing roundtable, maybe twice a month, and have some strong subjects to discuss.

    All the ones I’ve seen today, are worth listening to, especially when they get serious,

    Oh, well, just a thought.

  242. Kazz ("Shoji" in Japanese means "1000".) October 20, 2009 9:08 pm

    A thought:

    Coach Mack said one of the reason’s for the swiss cheese-like run defense is a lack of attacking the running back right at the LOS.

    We’ve seen our front four overmatched and we’re missing a healthy Meatoga and I’m sure Hanohano isn’t 100% either although he’s playing.

    One part of me wants to think that we can change the LB corps as much as we want but the issue remains in the trenches. There are issues in mental errors and missed assignments everywhere, but starts with the root, and the root of the defense, just like the offense is at the LOS.

    Nothing can do, but play with the hands we’re dealt and obviously the coaches and players haven’t thrown in the towel yet sooo…

    COME SATURDAY GLOVES COME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  243. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 9:14 pm

    Warriors seem to play to the level of their competition – so I am expecting a fun game on Saturday.


  244. Slugger October 20, 2009 9:20 pm


    I give those players credit for getting up EARLY to get to practice at 7 am (when they have practice that early; is that still the schedule?). I’ll see if I can get out of my place earlier to spot if anyone is practicing on their own. Just making kope & waking up takes me a while: water plants, read the blog, check email… Farmer’s Market tomorrow opens about 8 am, so I need to get there to buy ingredients for corn chowder on the weekend.

  245. Bulla October 20, 2009 9:29 pm

    as you know the nose guard or DT is a thankless position no matter what way you look at it.

    the NG or DT has to be nutz, card carrying psychotic nutz…..they have to get into a mental fervor that is life threatening to most humanoids. they realize that they will face 600+ lbs. of snarling O linemen as a minimum on every play…..sometimes upward to a 1,000 lbs. because it could become a triple team.

    the crazy part of this is when a NG or DT can overpower, out maneuver, out think, the blockers and get in the backfield, somehow someway. now, with the NG or DT in the backfield, he creates chaos by disrupting the play.

    it is a thing of beauty when the DT finds himself in the backfield, what joy!

    football players know that the craziest dude on the team is their NG / DT, just because of what they go through on every play……..God Bless the NG’s and DT’s of the world



  246. Slugger October 20, 2009 9:58 pm


    I haven’t read it yet, but read the Na Koa lunch report. Coach Lumpkin went over some of the problems in stopping the run. I don’t know how much information is going to be in the report; since you don’t have the corresponding video to “see” what he pointed out, I don’t know how much will be explained.

  247. Jason October 20, 2009 10:13 pm

    What Lumpkin talked about, according to the report uhwarriors put up, is exactly what Aranda talked about last year. It all starts with gap control. All 11 have gap and contain responsibilities, and we have been sorely lacking in maintaining that discipline. Part of it is we’re just getting killed off the LOS and that blows everything up, but when we’re holding our own inside, every mistake I’ve seen has been assignment and alignment. I know Miano mentioned that the other week, too. And don’t forget that good tackling is as much form as it is position. You need to be in the right place to make a good, solid tackle.

  248. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 10:13 pm

    Nitey nite and SWEET WARRIOR DREAMS!!

  249. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 20, 2009 10:13 pm

    oh heck… 250 ๐Ÿ™‚

  250. Da Punchbowl Kid October 20, 2009 10:28 pm

    Yup al, it’s nice to have the blog back. I’m glad Warrior Mojo is on our side.

    It was getting really old watching some very good people here, including the blog host , getting mugged by people who as Stephen so aptly put it, just weren’t “likeable’…

    It’s just a blog about college football…

    Nuff said.

  251. al October 20, 2009 10:35 pm

    so head coach jim zorn has been stripped of his authority to do the play calling.
    a head coach who cannot control his own offense?
    john riggins rips him last week.

    are the signs posted?

    perhaps upper mgt at the skins must like colt since it was their decision to keep him on injured reserve.

    many are predicting that zorn’s days are numbered. a new coach will be able to choose between the much maligned jason campbell and the fan favorite brennan next year.

    already campbell was benched last week.


  252. al October 20, 2009 10:41 pm

    dpk….how you my man?

    perhaps you need to attend another tailgate.

  253. labrat October 20, 2009 10:50 pm

    Please correct me if I am wrong but I thought when Mack took over he said he would be running more of a one gap scheme which is why he goes for the smaller but faster DTs? In that scheme shouldn’t they need to be attacking more?



  254. labrat October 20, 2009 10:59 pm

    The Wahine are going to wear pink uniforms to show support for Breast Cancer Week. Are the Warriors going to wear pink unis too???

  255. Jason October 20, 2009 11:03 pm

    I think you’re right, labrat. But still, there are gap controls in a one-gap scheme, in particular with the linebackers. Because the DTs are attacking, there is more of a tendency for the offensive linemen to get to the second level, against the LBs. But as Lumpkin said, the LBs have to maintain their leverage. I think that’s why we’re seeing a lot of changes at the LB spots, in particular the MLB.

    As for attacking, I’m seeing a lot more run blitzes being called. Problem with that is when you mix in the pass, you get burned. It was hard to tell watching on TV, but I thought we were playing more cover 0 against Idaho, and we got beat deep a few times.

    IDK, I’m more of a two-gap guy. I like having LBs available to make plays, one-gap is good when you’re more interesting in pass defense. But then again, we don’t really have the bodies to run a two-gap scheme, so it’s not like we can just change things up just because everyone is running it down our throats.

  256. Darren October 20, 2009 11:07 pm

    Is it safe to come out now? Just watching the replay now.

    Moniz looks really smooth. We need to get our swagger back on defense. Bradley’s injury was just nasty…best wishes to him in his recovery. Since when is Dr. Ignacio the team doctor?

  257. Kekoa October 20, 2009 11:15 pm

    Mahalo RK for at least considering the Music Video I suggested. In fact, since he mentioned spicing it up with beautiful women in the video with him, it made me stop and think…Mmmmm…yeah baby!

    Thanks to he and Kanoa for agreeing that we could do without so much air time wasted on gloomy weather reports. More in depth Sports reporting works for me!

    Liz C. ~ Tell Guy Hagi to give us the 5 day weather report on Monday and take the rest of the week off!

  258. Ralph October 21, 2009 12:15 am

    Where’s BigHilo..waiting at the airport for the bike? all habuts? self imposed time out? or is his computer out again?

  259. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2009 12:30 am

    morning all,

    looking forward to see the adjustments in our defense. looking even more forward to watch our Warriors play the highest ranked non-bcs school in history! cheehu!

    Very excited and wishing we fill that stadium!

    Go Warriors!

  260. HiFlyer October 21, 2009 2:29 am

    Pomai – UH 24 Boise 45

  261. wafan October 21, 2009 2:42 am

    Happy Hump Day, everyone!

  262. wafan October 21, 2009 2:44 am

    Bulla . . .

    Shucks. Sunday afternoon is bad. Working with some of my kids that day on developing their leadership skills.

    Maybe next time!

  263. wafan October 21, 2009 2:47 am

    Past bunch of days have been cloudy with very little rain. Today is going to be ugly — lots of rain forecast.

    Should be a nice day on Saturday!

  264. wafan October 21, 2009 3:02 am

    No BS.

    Just win.

    Go Warriors!

  265. wafan October 21, 2009 3:02 am

    Off to school.

  266. d1ๅณถ October 21, 2009 4:12 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope the answers are found soon with the line-up shuffling.


    The rain seems to have passed thru the Portland area and moved inland. Heading to the coast today, hope we’ll be able to see something!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy! Starting to miss da Aina schmall kine. Please take care for us while we gone!


  267. royvic October 21, 2009 5:10 am

    Listened to Call the Coach Show last night. And what was noticeable is that BC is like Coach Mack’s human teleprompter. So many times you here BC assisting Coach Mack when he’s slow in completing his sentence. The coach seems to be, either lost in thought, or can’t remember a player’s name. And BC recognizing this is quick in helping the coach in completing the sentence. If this happened a few times it would probably be normal. But it just seems that when BC and Coach Mack are together it happens frequently.

    When it’s important for the coach in being the total package and where it’s important in being a leader and commanding respect it shameful in appearing in public and giving an unfavorable accounting of oneself.

    And Coach Mack does, at times. Like during the Call the Coach Shows, specifically last night’s one. And few others I recall, where the coach gets tongue tied.

    Maybe he should practice in front of a mirror. Because he’s hurting his image every time he stumbles on his words and the ever so present BC helping him in finishing his sentence.

    The coach should concede this. And the same eagerness he took last year in taking Hawaii Studies classes in gaining the cultural knowledge in the hopes it’s helping him in dealing with his players and fans he should also look at reinventing, redeveloping and reestablishing himself in how he speaks by perhaps taking some speech classes.

  268. Pomai October 21, 2009 5:16 am

    One gap two gap, ten gap, doesn’t make any difference if your getting blown off the line, and the most of the time we are.

    I have watched Jake from the day he came here, he will make a difference if they cut him loose.

    Coach to Jake: Jake just go knock somebody out on every play!!!!!

    nuff said

  269. Kekoa (iPhone) October 21, 2009 5:39 am

    Personal attacks…Hmmm…what exactly are we talking about?

    Is that the thin line between observation and constructive criticism?

    What real purpose does it serve? Whats the underlying intent?…Just asking.

    Have a great Wednesday everybody!

  270. Kekoa (iPhone) October 21, 2009 5:44 am

    Having way too much fun on the Oregon coast D-1 and little roomie. Stay with the Wagon Train! Don’t go wandering off on your own. We’ve already had one Tsaiko scalped!

  271. whitey October 21, 2009 5:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  272. Garret October 21, 2009 5:51 am

    Ieru has a bad ankle? I hope that he’s fully recovered for BSU since the OL already has to replace Letuli.

  273. Garret October 21, 2009 5:53 am

    Nice feature article on Greg Salas in the Idaho Statesman:

    “He looks like a smart player, he’s extremely sure-handed, he finds lanes and creases and seams, and then he can get yards after the catch,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. “I don’t know how fast he is, but he really breaks tackles.”

    Salas leads the WAC with 42 catches, 791 yards and an 18.8-yard average – a difficult triple crown. He has 11 catches of 25-plus yards and five touchdowns.

    “He’s sort of what the spread people use as a tight end,” Hawaii coach Greg McMackin said. “He has the quickness of a slotback and he breaks a lot of tackles.”

    “There are certain players that I always look at and say, ‘I wish I had that guy on our team. He would fit in well,’ ” Petersen said. “He’s one of those guys.”

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