Clear eyes, full calendar

Because Ching field was used for the homecoming fair and the downpour soaked the grass practice field, the walk-through was conducted in the Warrior Dome (Klum Gym):







* * * * * *

Despite the rain, there was a nice turnout for the homecoming fair (which led to the volleyball match, which led to the introduction of the basketball teams):






* * * * *

This week, the Warriors concentrated most of the important drills earlier in practice to enable several players, including quarterback Bryant Moniz, to get an early start in going to Upper Campus. Because of a front-loaded schedule, so far the Warriors have been on the road 20 days and missed 13 class days.

Few escape the Warriors’ study halls. If you’re not assigned to study in study hall, you’re often summoned to be a tutor or mentor.

* * * * *

In January 2010, New Mexico State running back Kenny Turner took a recruiting trip to Hawaii. He said he enjoyed the food and the company of former linebacker Jake Heun, who decided to take over as Turner’s host.

Turner had drawn interest, but not many scholarship offers because of a checkered past: When he was 16, he began a 5-year sentence for shooting at two people during a confrontation outside a gas station.

After his release, he attended Fullerton College. After his recruiting trip, UH decided Turner would not be an ideal fit at the time, and did not offer a scholarship. He said he was told he could join UH as a walk-on with the possibility of being put on scholarship after the semester. Instead, he accepted a scholarship from NMSU.

Turner said he promised himself he would “thrive regardless of where I (was). I don’t care where I was — Mars, Hawaii, Las Cruces — I was going to get the job done.” Since moving from slotback to running back, Turner has rushed for 129, 109 and 171 yards.

* * * * *

It worked out well for the Warriors, too. Alex Green’s breakout season in 2010 helped land him an NFL job with the Packers, and, this year, Joey Iosefa is emerging as a budding star.


  1. jm2375 October 21, 2011 6:21 am


    Top 5

  2. wafan October 21, 2011 6:22 am


  3. jm2375 October 21, 2011 6:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Lots going on today. Hope to see a lot of you at UH this afternoon/evening.

  4. wafan October 21, 2011 6:22 am

    Cannot post from home but being sneaky at . . .

  5. wafan October 21, 2011 6:24 am

    Thought I was SMU’d for not being aggressive or rude enough.

  6. jm2375 October 21, 2011 6:26 am

    Hi wafan!

    Maybe Izzy changed something on your computer? j/k

  7. wafan October 21, 2011 6:27 am

    jm###################### . . .

    Must have pecked off the techs or Mr. Tsai.


    Back to the kids.

  8. jm2375 October 21, 2011 6:30 am

    wafan – #7 – you? Neva! 🙄 😆

  9. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 6:38 am

    I told wafan that we were experiencing problems with posting comments twice this week. Probably should have reset his computer.

  10. CooEthan October 21, 2011 6:45 am

    Blowout the Aggies manana.

    Send them packing back to Las Cruces land with a long, winded flight home.

    Will they be sending out their own broadcasting crew that is spanish based? I still remember hearing the crew go ga-ga when Colt was running the show, and had all compliments for Brennen. It was the closing moments when Hawaiian Tel was offering the net feed.

  11. Nobunaga October 21, 2011 6:45 am

    top 10?

  12. Shoko October 21, 2011 6:48 am

    Interesting that it only affects certain posters. I never had a problem posting.

  13. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 6:52 am

    Since I’m self-centered, I was annoyed I couldn’t post on my own blog.

    I decided I’d stop by our online department for the first time. (It’s located in another tower).

    And — wow!— big office and a surprisingly big staff. But really, really nice people. I was looking around for a vacant cubicle …

  14. letsgobows October 21, 2011 6:54 am

    espn E:60 did a small piece on Chris Johnson and Kenny Turner’s friendship.

  15. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 6:54 am

    The best thing is our online department gets the coolest new toys.

    Some of you have met ScottM, and he has about three smart phones.

  16. Last Call October 21, 2011 7:01 am

    Idahostatesman says that Boise State leaving the MWC could cost them 21 million.

  17. Last Call October 21, 2011 7:02 am

    Has the SA online dept figured out how we get around the pay wall yet ?

  18. Wes'side Warrior October 21, 2011 7:03 am

    Game Day Eve!

    Homecoming week!

    Take care of business, Warriors!

  19. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 7:06 am

    S-A gave free access codes to some UH people.

    One coach did the usual spiel about how he doesn’t read the paper.

    I said: OK, then let me cancel your access code.

    He said that, no, no, he still wants to keep the access code.

    Geesh. This isn’t a porn site. It’s OK to admit reading a newspaper.

  20. Last Call October 21, 2011 7:09 am

    Scout .com forums are always an interesting read. NMSU fans see this game as a possible win or being very close. Hawai`i fans smell a RUTS coming.

  21. haka October 21, 2011 7:10 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

    Go UH!

  22. Pomai October 21, 2011 7:12 am

    What a dumb idea, let him know how stupid this is.

    Wakai wants development around Aloha Stadium – Pacific Business News

  23. Pomai October 21, 2011 7:15 am

    Ok here is the link to vote for the First inductees to the “TSAIKOS CIRCLE OF HONOR” You can only vote one time for one person, the top three will be the winners.

  24. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 7:16 am


    Supply and demand. Let the market dictate growth.

    it was interesting that he said he wanted to develop businesses and affordable housing in that area. Gee, can he pick a side. Any side.

  25. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 7:18 am

    Supposedly NMSU has its version of “The Curse.”

    Mandatory-retirement rules forced a successful head coach to hang it up in 1967. The Aggies have had only four winning seasons, and no bowl appearances, since then.

  26. LizKauai (iPad) October 21, 2011 7:25 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Another day of study and then, frolicking around the Lower Campus tonight!

    Happy Friday!

  27. Pomai October 21, 2011 7:30 am

    Right now Thomas Kaulukukui and Colt Brennan are tied for first place.

  28. Pomai October 21, 2011 7:34 am

    #24 ST – yeah but still stupid if he is talking about getting rid of the stadium. Now if he is talking about building surrounding the stadium with some sort of complex I might buy into it.

  29. Couch potato October 21, 2011 7:38 am

    obviously it should be Thomas Kaulukukui. ❗ 😉

    who else in UH football history can claim they were the first all-american and has their number retired?

  30. NaKoaMike October 21, 2011 7:39 am

    San Jose St. game photos are now up:

  31. jojo ® October 21, 2011 7:42 am

    Good morning everyone! Ready for tomorrow?

  32. Buffoman October 21, 2011 7:43 am

    whatever happened to that o-line man from Kahuku who was going to sign with UH and then bolted for Oregon State becausen he felt his chances for exposure and the next level would be enhanced.

    Is he on the next level?

  33. Couch potato October 21, 2011 7:46 am

    i’m ready for tomorrow.

    Warriors, are you ready? ARE YOU READY?



  34. Last Call October 21, 2011 7:49 am

    NMS seems to have a large number of players with criminal records especially men’s basketball. Even their volleyball team has players past and present who have felony records.

  35. Dennis Halloran October 21, 2011 8:09 am

    I remember NMSU’s greatest team in 1959 or 60. The entire backfield were drafted into the Pros

    I went to JC with Pervis Atkins and Bobby Gaiters and Charley Johnson was QB

  36. Old School Dave October 21, 2011 8:13 am

    Coaching musical chairs. Looks like UCLA and possibly Oregon State will be looking for new head coaches by the end of season, along with Arizona (fired Mike Stoops at mid-season).

  37. wafan October 21, 2011 8:18 am

    I have already restarted my computer several times over the past few days.

    Nope, still not able to post. Kind of like being semi-SMU’d.

  38. Slugger October 21, 2011 8:26 am

    Good morning! Happy Homecoming, UH grads!

    So that’s why Bryant was leaving practice early… good job, coaches. Graduate those students!


  39. Kevin October 21, 2011 8:26 am

    KITV ran a great segment last night during their MVP of the week thing with Brooke Wilkins and Kaia Parnaby.

    Was up late trying to refresh their site waiting for the full video link to be uploaded but nothing. Maybe later today.

  40. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:27 am

    I could see UCLA making coach Mac an offer as they NEED

    a DEFENSIVE minded coach, plus Mac could bring them

    an explosive offense…but would Rolo and Aranda go with him?

    More money and respect…

  41. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 8:35 am

    If Mike Riley gets canned, Mack should make room for Coach Cav.

    That is one coach I hated to see go.

  42. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:36 am

    Sorta wished I nominated Raphael Cherry, UH quarterback…

    Had to vote for Chad Owens, especially for his punt returns

    against Michigan State…on national tv.

  43. AlaWai October 21, 2011 8:36 am

    Ipu, agree with you. Current situation is too similar to the Frasier v. JJ debacle. UH did too little too late.

  44. madeinhawaii October 21, 2011 8:41 am

    Good Morning!… Gotta work the Season’s Best Craft Fair at the Blaisdel tonight and the rest of the weekend. Need to find my radio for the game.

  45. Couch potato October 21, 2011 8:44 am

    “Center Olin Kreutz has informed the New Orleans Saints that he is leaving the team after losing his passion for football.”

  46. Old Diver October 21, 2011 8:47 am



    Is there a rumor that Riley might get canned? That guy has been a hero at Oregon State for a number of years now. Guess it’s what have you done for me lately.

  47. Old Diver October 21, 2011 8:50 am


    Are Coach Mack, Aranda and Rolo hot coaches on the market?

  48. Pomai October 21, 2011 8:54 am

    wafan I have the same problem every day, but what I found out I think it’s the browser, I use IE and when that happens I open chrome and it works fine.

  49. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:56 am

    Old Diver, it seems obvious that UCLA has a weak defense.

    The hot seat is UCLA’s coach’s. I just tossed in Coach Mac’s

    name to give him a boost in confidence (and a possible hint

    to any UCLA lurkers out there) and to light a little fire under

    upper campus to sign Coach Mac NOW (and his assistants…


  50. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 8:56 am


    Sorry, but can’t see UCLA making an offer to Mack. Its going to be someone from the BCS ranks or NFL. Al Golden, Jon Gruden, Brian Harsin, Paul Chryst.

    If it does come from the non-BCS level, its going to be a coach with a much more impressive record like a Peterson.

  51. Hawaiianbod October 21, 2011 8:58 am

    good morning Tsaikos!

    top fiddy!

    Happy Aloha Friday!



  52. Hawaiianbod October 21, 2011 8:59 am


  53. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 9:01 am

    UCLA’s offense is pretty lame.

    Although a lot probably has to do with changing OC’s 2x in the past 4 years.

    I preferred UCLA run the WCO then the pistol. They have the personnel to run a pro-style offense too. Should have gave Chow a little more time and a better QB.

    I’m thinking there was some headbutting between the 2. Pete Carroll Part 2.

  54. Old Diver October 21, 2011 9:03 am


    Oh, okay. I thought you were implying they had visions of leaving.

  55. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 9:11 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!! Hope all have a good day!!!

  56. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 9:11 am

    What time is the T-Gate tomorrow??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  57. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 9:11 am

    IWWTHM, #50, yeah but I would think his national title at

    Miami would help MAC and our undefeated season at UH.

    So who do you think would Oregon State hire?

    Aren’t they just suffering from injuries?

  58. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 9:19 am

    WSU Student Population 15,380 Undergrads Public State University

    USC Student Population 17,380 Undergrads Private

    UH Student Population 13,900 Undergrads Public State University

    Simply posting demographics and numbers.

    e.g. USC must have a huge alumni following. Attendance holding in spite of suspensions?

    WSU the only show in town.

    UH smaller student population, less affluent alumni

    If you were marketing UH how would you position us to increase attendance? Who would you target as an audience? Is it win first and they will come, or support first, to increase moneys and build a bigger and better program?

    Just posting this from yesterday.

    Actually, the numbers we have at my place of employment is that UH’s undergrad population is closer to 20,000 plus. But students don’t seem as interested in football/athletics as they did in the 70s, 80s and early 90s with varying reasons. The key is to get them more involved somehow. How to do that remains to be seen.

    Also, although UH’s alumni are not as affluent (although some are very, very comfortable as I do know a few) as other schools, the shear number of alumni could really make a dent even if they each just donated a few dollars. Again, the numbers we have at my place of employment show a UH alumni listing of over 250,000 living alumni. If each were to simply donate $10 to the school for whatever reason, that would equate to $2.5 million in donations. Again, how to tap into that is another story.

    The friends I have who are affluent graduates of UH tend to donate their money, time, and efforts to their respective high schools…which is what most people in Hawaii do, IMHO.

    Just saying…

  59. SteveM October 21, 2011 9:29 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Reading reports that a security hole in Adobe Flash Player can turn on your video camera and microphone and the signals intercepted. This affects all Macs and PC’s using Flash (iPhones and iOS not affected since no Flash).

    Excerpt: “Adobe said on Thursday it was planning to fix the vulnerability, which stems from flaws in the Flash Player Settings Manager. ”

    Hmmm… curious to see what Koa-Mahu looks like?

    In the meantime, dress appropriately and watch where your laptop is facing. 🙂

  60. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 9:32 am

    Meanwhile, let us not forget Tsai’s great quote of the day:

    “…Mars, Hawaii, Las Cruces — I was going to get the job done.” Since moving from slotback to running back, Turner has rushed for 129, 109 and 171 yards. The question is, can UH stop Kenny?

  61. Couch potato October 21, 2011 9:32 am

    good thing you never misspell affluent —-> effluent. 😆

  62. WarriorNY October 21, 2011 9:34 am

    RE: UCLA

    UCLA would not go for Mack. I don’t think Mack would leave either. What I am afraid of is UCLA trying to get Rolo and/or Aranda as coordinators. They can probably triple their pay right now. Both Rolo and Aranda will get offers from some teams out there in the near future. It’s just a matter of when. Let’s just hope they want to stay here in Hawaii.

  63. Buffoman October 21, 2011 9:40 am

    #58 the lesson the UH could learn from your post, that “affluent graduates of UH tend to donate their money, time and effort to their respective high schools..” is simply because those schools treated them as people and not merely as numbers attending the institution. True, the high school is smaller and has a more intimate setting, but I know of a friend who sent his child to a public land granted institution which at the time was the 7th largest public land granted institution of higher learning in the US and guess what, they treated my friend’s child as though she was the most important student at the institution.

    Guess where his dollars go? Oh, BTW, he was a UH graduate. UH has a very, very long way to go in building consumer satisfaction.

  64. Couch potato October 21, 2011 9:41 am

    Warriors can do it! know your assignment, know your fundamentals, make the tackle.

  65. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 9:46 am

    #63…I agree…just wanted to point out some numbers… 🙂

  66. letsgobows October 21, 2011 9:51 am

    sorry, but i doubt any D-1 teams will be offering Mack a job.

  67. Pomai October 21, 2011 9:52 am

    Just passing time till my GreatGrandson’s 1st birthday party starts, waiting for eat is da pits.

  68. Couch potato October 21, 2011 9:53 am

    according to the UH Manoa facts and stats the undergrad enrollment for 2010 is 13,599. throw in the grads and unclassified you get 20,337.

  69. letsgowarriors October 21, 2011 9:53 am

    oops, sorry logged in w the wrong name.

  70. madeinhawaii October 21, 2011 10:00 am


    Still too early in the season to assume that. 2008, 2009…2010… the team came on stronger at the end… and now 2011 … who knows? Lots of home games to close the season. He may still have a decent win/loss record at the end of the season.

  71. letsgowarriors October 21, 2011 10:05 am

    not saying he cant finish with a winning record this season, i just dont think he is high on anyone else’s wish list. maybe as a DC, but no way as a head coach. would be funny if he left Hawaii to be a DC somewhere.

  72. Buffoman October 21, 2011 10:07 am

    What if UNLV offer him? He has a home there. They seem to have more money to spend. Just asking the what if…

  73. letsgowarriors October 21, 2011 10:10 am

    if UNLV offers him, let him leave. saves us money from a buyout and then we can go find another coach.

  74. madeinhawaii October 21, 2011 10:11 am


    Except some of these schools want to run a “clean” program after the flack they’ve been having. Mack is running a “clean” ship. Has a rep as one of the best recruiters. Except for his win/loss record, the football program is looking pretty darn good. Each year we seem to depend less and less on JC transfers as quick fixes. Our players as a group are looking bigger and stronger than ever. The dedication to come to Summer School and work out is there where it was non-existent prior to Mack. It’s all coming together… just not this season.

  75. madeinhawaii October 21, 2011 10:13 am


    If Mack goes.. there’s a good chance that he takes Rolo, Shaw, Aranda, and possibly Tuiotu with him. That leave Tomey… and I wouldn’t be surprised if UH offers Tomey the interim job. Till the economy ‘rights’ itself.

  76. A-joe October 21, 2011 10:14 am

    63: Buffoman

    Could you elaborate on what the public land granted institution did towards/for your friend’s child?

    Always open to ideas.

  77. letsgowarriors October 21, 2011 10:16 am

    we shall see. its just my opinion, that mack is not on anyone’s list as a potential coach.

  78. madeinhawaii October 21, 2011 10:17 am

    The Head Coach position isn’t about one position, it’s about NINE.

  79. Keola October 21, 2011 10:26 am

    First post! Stephen Tsai, any insight into the overall morale of the team? This recent loss was a crushing one, for both the team and fans. Our record hasnt changed my view that this is a very capable and talented team, but it’s the team morale that concerns me now. Any insight?

  80. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 10:27 am

    Mack needs to be let go after this season.

    1. Our program has not been headed towards the right direction after Jones has left. Even with the pay raise.

    2. Continuous mental errors year in and out need to be changed. Need a coach who understands the importance of basic fundamentals that need to be worked on and fixed in the off season. Not trying to find personnel changes mid season because they can’t get the job done. Half time adjustments have been lacking as well. Discipline football teams don’t fumble as often as we do and know how to block for extra points.

    3. Whats the point of re signing a coach for a 2 year extension when were gonna need a change in 2 years anyways?

    4. Only in Hawaii do you hear a coach say you can’t lose your job due to injury. Not only that, you pretty much can’t lose your job for under performing or turning over the ball as well. Harding and Pollard should have been benched at least a series for multiple fumbles lost. Moniz played so poorly, he should have been benched. Not very often can we count on 6 turnovers by the opposing teams to let us back in the ball game. If San Jose held on to the ball, Moniz doesn’t even have a chance to make up for his poor 1st half.

    5. Continuous excuses. Mack went on air to answer a question what it takes to be like Boise. His excuses were Peterson makes twice as much as he does. What does coaching salaries have to do with performance? Do we coach better with more money? I think everyone agrees our state needs to put more money into the football program but we cant use it as an excuse to why we cant over achieve. He also went on air to talk about our schedule being too hard to run the table when this is our weakest schedule ever.

    Mack is a nice guy, just not head coach material. He is too old an forgets where he is on the US map at times. Also forgets his players names too. Makes you wonder what he forgets during game time.

  81. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 10:31 am


    Exactly, and how long did it take for Mack to put together this current staff which still isn’t clear cut and performing? Too long.

    When Mack was hired, he didn’t have the connections to bring in a true O line coach, he had Ron Lee callings offensive plays, a bunch of student coaches in stutz, rolo, tuioti, and brian smith.

    Rolo and Tuioti have evolved.

    When interviewing, i am sure one of the questions will be brought up on who the new coaching candidate can bring in to have a complete staff.

  82. funny October 21, 2011 10:31 am

    With a middling W-L record in the weakest 1-A conference any HC move made by Mack at this point would be a step down and not up. His assistants aren’t exactly inspiring much confidence either.

  83. Derek October 21, 2011 10:32 am

    I always wondered how come Kenny Turner did not get a scholarship offer from UH. His highlight film showed that we was very good. Oh well, I hope we contain him tomorrow.

    UCLA’s pistol offense is a bad imitation of the Nevada pistol. The main cause is that UCLA QBs are not really good runners and the threat of the read option is not there. Kaepernick was great at that. When he ran, his long strides ran away from people. He is fast. Passing wise, Kaepernick is way better than anybody that UCLA has. In any football team, the QB is the trigger man. Just look at the top teams like Wisconsin, Boise St., Stanford, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Arkansas, etc. etc. etc. LSU and Alabama’s QBs are not great but they are very good players and are surrounded by elite talent throughout their teams. The best example I can give is Keith Price at Washington. He is proving that he is playing better than Jake Locker and is the main reason why UW is 5-1 at this point. UW plays at Stanford

    tomorrow so I am very interested in seeing that game. Stanford beat UW last year in Seattle 41-0 so I think the Huskies have some revenge in them. Sarkisian will motivate them. I think it will be a high scoring game and look for a close game with Stanford pulling it out, but it wouldn’t surprise me if UW wins because there’s something about Sarkisian that the team responds to his coaching so well.

  84. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 10:36 am


    You talk as if that list is a hot commodity. I don’t think any big time programs will be trying to poach any of those coaches from us.

    Tuioti is the most ambitious of the bunch and would love to retain him for his recruiting purposes. He does well with the D linemen too.

  85. AlaWai October 21, 2011 10:36 am

    MIH you hit it. In 2007, few had any inkling that JJ was being courted. He had a home here, left an NFL HC job to coach a non AQ school. The program established by JJ, enhanced by Mac, Rolo and Aranda is now watched nationally. We have an innovative offense and defense with a young talented core staff. Recruiting is up here, nationally and even internationally. Good talent finds us.

    This time around we should not be caught asleep at the wheel. Stay awake Manoa! Sign the Coach.

  86. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 21, 2011 10:37 am

    Pomai & Others:

    October 21st, 2011 at 7:12 am

    What a dumb idea, let him know how stupid this is.

    Wakai wants development around Aloha Stadium – Pacific Business News

    I tried reading this, but like the Star-Avertiser, readers must have a subscription in order to get past the paywall. Does anyone here have a subscription who would be willing to copy & paste the full article itself here on the blog?

    I cannot tell from the limited access to the article if Senator Glenn Wakai is planning to generate revenues for the 125 acres of mostly empty parking lots through appropriate development as a way of supporting the Stadium itself which takes up another seven acres OR if he’s urging that the Stadium be torn down and built someplace else – if at all – in order to place a major mixed-use development on the entire property.

    NOTE: Unless there’s been a major shift in Wakai’s positions on the property which I’ve not been told about, I haven’t heard him argue for or even support the concept of considering the removal of the Stadium altogether. However, he may have had some interactions with the Governor’s Office which I don’t know about.

    FYI – Like all state senators, Wakai is up for re-election in 2012. That particular term will run through 2016 as part of the 2011 reapportionment plan – assuming that the State Supreme Court rejects the Big Island challenge to the plan. If the challenge is successful, then O`ahu will lose one senatorial seat and the remaining sixteen boundary lines will be expanded out to accommodate the loss of appraoximately 90,000 residents on O`ahu.

    No matter where the boundary lines are drawn, twelve seats will be for 2-4-4 year terms and thirteen will be for four-four-two year terms over the next decade.

  87. Buffoman October 21, 2011 10:38 am

    A-Joe, Sure.

    It started with the application, he said that of all the schools the child applied to UH was the last to contact the student…by mail. All other schools, and the one eventually chosen called and asked if they could assist and call again.

    Then when the child gets there, he says they walk into the office to register and get a dorm room key. Out walks the advisor, introduces himself and says, “we were expecting you. Here are your courses and your dorm key. Would you like me to walk you oover to see where that is?”

    Because the child cannot come home for all holidays, the advisor invites the child to gatherings set up by student’s families whose children are majoring in the same field and have offered to host these students. The child has always felt welcomed.

    At graduation, and this is what threw me, the school is so large that they have different days for different fields of study to have their ceremonies. So when the child graduates, there were two somewhat related fields of study going through the ceremony. The graduation ceremony was held in a facility no larger than the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and looked as impressive. He said that there wwas a camera outside the facility. So when the students marched into the facility they were on camera and on a large screen in the facility. There was the band, a chorale group, a key note speaker from one of the area’s largest companies (and an alum to boot). When the child was to receive the diploma, the childs name was announced, the name was flashed on the screen beneath a close up picture of the child walking toward the dean.

    My friend said, if someone walked down the aisles asking for donations to support the school, they could have built a new building. The parents were just so happy and you know, happy parents make great donors.

    Hope this helps. I can tell you that when I attended UH there was none of this.

    Oh, BTW, the guys child graduated from high school with honors.

  88. letsgowarriors October 21, 2011 10:39 am

    maybe upper campus wants Mack to be swiped away by another school, lmao. that is why they are dragging their feet on the extension.

  89. kruzen October 21, 2011 10:43 am

    Aloha Olin, congrats on a successful NFL career.

  90. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 10:44 am

    85. what game are you watching? The program yes was established by JJ. But in what world has Mack enhanced our football team?

    We get embarrassed on national TV all the time if thats what you mean by enhanced.

    Please explain the innovative offense and defense you talk about. The same offense that 20 against UNLV or the one that put up 27 against San Jose? Oh yea I forgot we scored 49 points at half time against Davis. That must be the one. Record breaking performance as well.

    Cant forget that defense that gave up 40 to UNLV. One of the powerhouses of college football that lost a heartbreaker to national power southern utah

  91. wait a minute October 21, 2011 10:47 am

    #72, #73

    No way Jose. Bobby Hauck is paid $350,000 per year and they extended his contract through 2014 – before the season started and with a 2-11 record last year.

  92. jm2375 October 21, 2011 10:53 am

    WDoc – if you subscribe to the print edition, you get full access to the online version.

  93. SteveM October 21, 2011 10:59 am

    🙂 If you subscribe to the print edition, then maybe don’t need computer to read the online version…

  94. Buffoman October 21, 2011 11:01 am

    #91 you’re right, not enough money, even if milk and gas is cheaper in LV. Just checking since it was reported or stated that he has a home there.

  95. Bugaz October 21, 2011 11:01 am

    Anyone know what time parking gates open?

  96. jojo ® October 21, 2011 11:04 am

    I get my news from Facebook & Twitter. Oh & this blog.

    I’m sympathetic for my sister who dislikes ….I better stop

  97. Don Weir October 21, 2011 11:11 am

    Last evening there was a great turnout of former players at the Na Koa hosted reception.

    Elroy Chong, Mike Biscotti, Simeon Alo, Mike Perkins and I from the early 70’s joined other former players from the 60’s through the 2007 years.

    Na Koa Mike was shooting pictures and my hope is that he will sign on the blog and tell everyone where the photos are posted.

    I informed Na Koa Prez and Na Koa Exec Dir as well as Ad Jim Donovan that I will be hosting all former players in attendance at the UH vs SDSU game next year in San Diego, Friday night, at a restaurant in San Diego’s Litle Italy (right on the trolley line to hotels, border, & Qualcomm). It would be a great time to invite all UH fans, especially all Tsaikos, to join us as a no-host event capacity. It worked quite well up in Seattle several years ago at the Fox Sports Grill. Perhaps a radio show with ESPN 1420, a raffle with proceeds going to the only Na Koa Endowment, perhaps UH logo wear for sale, who knows what we can come up with for this event.

    Stay tuned!!

  98. ai-eee-soos October 21, 2011 11:17 am

    I was jus gonna say about Bobby Hauck ……

    ” … 91. wait a minute:

    October 21st, 2011 at 10:47 am

    #72, #73

    No way Jose. Bobby Hauck is paid $350,000 per year and they extended his contract through 2014 – before the season started and with a 2-11 record last year. … “

  99. ai-eee-soos October 21, 2011 11:18 am

    Don Weir – THANKS for all you do, to keep the guys together.

  100. koakane October 21, 2011 11:25 am

    one puka puka

  101. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 21, 2011 11:29 am


    I don’t have an on-line or (real) paper subscription to Pacific Business News which I why I was asking for someone to post the article here. DrDoc is on vacation, but maybe we’ll stop by his office before heading on over to the Hawai`i International Film Festival Friday afternoon showings so he can make a copy of the article since the firm does have a (real) subscription.

    NOTE: Several Tsai-kos have been working on the Aloha Stadium site development issue with people who have the power to say YES – or NO – for over 18 months now.

    We’ll be at the volleyball match tonight and will watch the basketball teams warm up, but we have tickets for a 9:45 pm HIFF flick so we won’t be able to spend a lot of time watching the warmups.

  102. tommui October 21, 2011 11:29 am

    DON WEIR – you’re a good man!

  103. Don Weir October 21, 2011 11:36 am

    Tom Mui,

    I read your post concerning the donation challenge. I respect your efforts so mine went to the Na Koa endowment. If we would have started the endowment during my playing days Na Koa would be able to fund more, today and for many tomorrows, for the players.

    Keep your eye on the future of UH Football!!

  104. wafan October 21, 2011 11:41 am

    Pomai . . .

    Using IE both places.

    That is what is so odd about it.

  105. Pomai October 21, 2011 11:42 am

    In talking to Glenn he was just exploring the idea of using the parking area and surrounding area for development not touching the stadium, his idea would be to build a parking structure and use the parking area plus.

    But at the moment it is all talk…..

  106. warrior Dave October 21, 2011 12:14 pm

    Wonderful weekend of UH sports.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

    GO WAHINE!!!!

  107. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 12:30 pm

    Uh, really, seriously.

    People, please do not send me checks.

    A blog reader sent me a check.

  108. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 12:32 pm

    Bobby Hauck reminds me of Lenny Dykstra.

    I mean, Dykstra as a player.

    Not Dykstra as the swindler.

  109. A-joe October 21, 2011 12:36 pm

    87: buffoman

    If they haven’t already been implemented in some form, great ideas for UH to consider.

    This may be a bit hard but to elaborate on but, did either your friend or his daughter express her classroom, curricular social experiences? These everyday occurrences, more than anything, shaped and solidified her overall outlook on her college experience.

  110. A-joe October 21, 2011 12:57 pm

    86. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Sent you an email of the entire PBN article you requested.

  111. tommui October 21, 2011 1:07 pm

    ST re: #107

    You might recall – or at least look at – the messages on 10/16, specifically at #149, 150, 167 and 169 which may have generated the check that you are asking about.

    I assume there was no response.

    So send it in anyway.

    It has nothing to do with a buy-out but putting actual support rather than just mouthing it.

  112. A-joe October 21, 2011 1:13 pm


    Wakai wants to build a multi-purpose facility in the parking lot (adjacent to the stadium) that would generate year-round revenue for the state and stadium.

    He must’ve been reading this blog.


  113. wafan October 21, 2011 1:15 pm

    Try again . . . Hi!

  114. wafan October 21, 2011 1:16 pm




  115. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 1:16 pm



    I usually read posts from the bottom to the top.

  116. wafan October 21, 2011 1:17 pm

    Looks like the site has a problem with IE.

  117. wafan October 21, 2011 1:21 pm

    Never used Chrome before.

    How do I save to the “Favorites”?

  118. tommui October 21, 2011 1:23 pm

    DON WEIR #103 – like I said, you too good!

  119. wafan October 21, 2011 1:25 pm

    The “laryngitis” is over!

  120. wafan October 21, 2011 1:29 pm

    #105 . . .

    We used to question why they did not build a multi-level parking structure when the stadium first opened. When the stadium was packed waaaay back then parking was always an issue. My folks would leave home before lunch to wait in line on the highway shoulder to get in early enough to have a parking space.

    I was usually at the stadium by late morning getting ready for the crowds so parking for the workers was never really a problem.

  121. Shoko October 21, 2011 1:31 pm

    Just download the Google Chrome software and customize it to be your default browser.

  122. Couch potato October 21, 2011 1:34 pm

    chrome can also import bookmarks from your other browsers.

  123. Couch potato October 21, 2011 1:36 pm

    chrome doesn’t have the greatest code to block all pop-ups but i like having the address bar as a google search engine. chrome is fast.



  124. Old School Dave October 21, 2011 1:43 pm

    What if question:

    If a T. Boone Pickens type of donor expressed the desire to donate millions to the UH Football program, just like the guy who donates money ONLY to the UH Business school, what areas do you feel would need to be upgraded in order for the football program to move to the “next level?”

    A new football complex, offices, state of the art weight room, study hall, upgrade the practice facility, dorms, on campus stadium, etc?

  125. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 1:43 pm

    #87 Buffoman…Good to see that and I too know of colleges on the mainland that do that as well. My niece went to college in New York as both an athlete and for the curriculum of study which she was interested in (which UH did not offer). But she was treated much in the same way as your friend’s child.

    UH does do a bunch of that stuff for graduation now…at least when I graduated that had video of the graduates in the SSC as well as video screens around the arena, called each graduates name, etc. Also,when I graduated from UH for both my undergrad and advanced degrees, each school/program had their own ceremony prior to the one big ceremony. So some things are being done.

    But I agree with you, much more can be done to enhance the college experience for the students.

  126. (Jesse) James October 21, 2011 1:58 pm

    #124…I think all of the above (except for the on-campus stadium). However, state procurement laws would have to be addressed and I would negotiate that with the “people in charge” to shorten the procurement bidding process and establish other requirements such as expedited permitting, bonus pay for early completion, etc.

    This not only would assist in improving strength and conditioning of the athletes in all sports but also “condition” their minds and prepare them for the real world.

    It also helps in the recruiting standpoint. Nice facilities (i.e. Oregon) can attract players. I mean, if a “big time” local recruit visited the facilities at UH vs. Oregon’s facilities, there is no doubt they would choose Oregon is for that mere fact. After all, it has been reported that Oregon’s facilities compare to, or even exceed in some instances, NFL team facilities.

  127. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 1:59 pm

    T.Boone Pickens wish: Buy the Ala Wai golf course and

    build a UH football/baseball/soccer/? stadium there big enough to hold not onlythe pro-bowl but also visiting NFL games…with Ala Wai Canal boat taxies…with connections to an inter-island ferry…and

    a sub-underground vast parking lot.

  128. Buffoman October 21, 2011 2:01 pm

    James, A-Joe,

    The comment that resonanted the most was that he tell me that his child felt safe and someone cared about the college experience and that his daughter was not just a “number” in the overall school’s population.

  129. Derek October 21, 2011 2:03 pm

    #80 Jeezy, some very good points and I agree with just about all of them. But, I do believe that Mack has 1 more year on his original contract after this year. I don’t know if we can afford to absorb his last year’s salary. It might be a good thing for Jim Donovan to consider to tell Mack that his last year of his contract is his last. For one thing, he’s close to pushing 70 in a couple of years. Since we would know that next year is his last year, Donovan can start to look for the next head coach and actually hire something like a Head Coach in waiting. If everybody knows who the next coach is then it won’t hurt recruiting as much, if anything. If recruits know who the next coach is they are coming in with their eyes wide open.

    I agree, Mack is a nice guy. As the Head Coach he takes full responsibility of everything that happens on this football game. Even though Dick Tomey is the special teams coach I don’t blame him too much because who hired him in the first place. Granted the kicked blocks are very disturbing. It costs us against SJSU and it cost us also at UW. In our 3 losses I think the team was not focused to come to play. The turnovers were due to a lack of proper execution and that is a result of not only on the field execution but coaching excecution. I also shake my head on certain play calling in critial situatios. The biggest that come to mind is the 4 and 1 play with less than 2 minutes to go last week. Mack failed to ask for a measurement and also the spot of the ball to see if in fact Iosefa either picked up the first down or even got closer than the actual spot. TV replay showed to me that Iosefa’s ball was over the 1st down marker. Either Mack had brain lock (he admitted not thinking about that) or his coaches upstairs did not do their jobs. With was proper to ask for a review. Secondly, if it was still 4 and 1 he should have considered going for it to try to get SJSU to go offsides with a hard count. In either situations a first down would have meant the game. Thirdly, if it still came down to 4 and 1 I would have gone for the first down. To me, the percentage of making it for a first down on 4 and 1 is better than 50%, probably closer to 70%. Mack is too conservative and at his age he’s not a big risk taker. Also, Mack did not say if he consulted with Nick Rolovich on what he thinks we should do.

    You kind of wonder with they communicate when they need to. So on that one play I think there were 3 coaching mistakes. I feel sorry of the players. For all the erros and mistakes they made, when the moment of truth was there for us to sew up the game, we decided to punt. That was a conservative call to punt and it was a good punt. But, as we all know it backfired. We willl never know what if we made the first down. You mean to say, they don’t practice for this very situation. Was SJSU so good that they were shutting down our running game. I doubt that. That is why it’s disturbing. I watch a lot of football game and played it and I think I have a good feel of how the game is going. You just had the feeling that the last team to get the ball would score and win it. And it did. Credit to SJSU, but for me Mack lost the game for us.

    Under Mack’s tenure they said his record on road games isn’t very good, even more so on games we are on major network TV stations, ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU. It’s a cruel business I agree but a spade is a spade. I like Coach Mack, but for the sake of the program I think it is best in the long run to move on to look for another coach.

  130. Buffoman October 21, 2011 2:06 pm

    On another completely different subject. Really different. How does one keep neighbor’s cats from crapping in your yard? I have new neighbors and they have cats and now my planter areas look like a giant litter box to these cats. Mothballs do not really work. How about that Japanese thing about water in a bottle? That’s for real or just myth?

  131. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 2:09 pm

    Not that I agree with you, but who would you hire, Derek?

  132. Trust Investment October 21, 2011 2:09 pm

    Thank you. Fine issues.I have added to your favorites

  133. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 2:11 pm

    Buffoman…try a doberman…

  134. Buffoman October 21, 2011 2:14 pm

    Ipu man…brah you crack me up.

  135. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 2:16 pm


  136. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 2:18 pm


    I’m not Derek but if we had a choice and $$$ which we don’t…I’d go with Mike Leach or Brian Harsin.

    Ive been a Leach fan for a while now. Guy can compete with lesser athletes and less $$$ in a insanely competitive conference. Not to mention he is WEIRD. I mean really weird in a really funny way. Oh and the guy is a genius in more than just football.

    Heck if Andy Rooney likes him, he’s gotta be a good guy right? hahaha.

  137. UKU@LA October 21, 2011 2:32 pm


    MANEO !!!

  138. Manoa Mist October 21, 2011 2:33 pm

    Hi Stephen.

    FYI, okay to send that check over to me.

  139. wafan October 21, 2011 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the Chome info!

  140. wait a minute October 21, 2011 2:39 pm


    What do you do if you don’t make the 1st down? People keep talking about going for it on 4th down but no one cares to address what they would do if it’s not successful.

  141. toy master October 21, 2011 2:39 pm

    I found your site through Google and even though it isn’t what I was looking for I am pleased I discovered it. Nice post,keep up the good work.

  142. Baby Toys October 21, 2011 2:41 pm

    Nice blog, the comments make for an interesting read too.

  143. kev-1 October 21, 2011 2:42 pm

    130 . . . Buffoman – get a bb gun. Okay, that’s mean. Slap your neighbors. Okay, that’s mean too.

    btw . . . I’m just kidding animal lovers

    btw . . . I’m just kidding human lovers

  144. Toy Shop October 21, 2011 2:46 pm

    Nice blog, the comments make for an interesting read too.

  145. Buffoman October 21, 2011 2:51 pm

    Okay so I’m a woose…mothballs?!

    A doberman, a bb gun or a slap. Thanks guys, it’s funny enough to make me smile when I got to go out there and scoop up that crap.

    So the Japanese remedy of mayonnaise jars with water no work?

  146. Buy Toys Online October 21, 2011 2:52 pm

    Nice post, I found your site through Bing and even though it isn’t what I was looking for I am glad I discovered it. Keep up the great work.

  147. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 2:53 pm

    Heard that New Mexico’s football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said . . .

    . . ., “I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in there. So, what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you get it right, you can play.”

    The player agreed, and the coach looked into his eyes intently and asks, “Okay, now concentrate hard and tell me the answer to this. What is two plus two?”

    The player thought for a moment and then he answered, “4?”

    “Did you say 4?” the coach exclaimed, excited that he got it right.

    At that, all the other players on the team began screaming, “Come on coach, give him another chance!”

  148. Don Weir October 21, 2011 2:55 pm


    Send in the check to Na Koa with a note to deposit to endowment account.

  149. Couch potato October 21, 2011 3:03 pm

    get a barking dog motion sensor. or a water shooting motion sensor. some also say put citrus peels in the garden. mousetraps baited with catnip. fake boa constrictors. real boa constrictors.

  150. kev-1 October 21, 2011 3:10 pm

    that’s a good one ipu man

    buffoman – Never seen the jars with water work, but my neighbor has them and he says they do.

  151. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 3:21 pm

    Supposedly the reflection from the water will keep cats away.

    (containers with water in your garden in theory)…

  152. Buffoman October 21, 2011 3:23 pm

    Don’t know if I should apologize for bring up the stinking subject of cats crapping in the yard, but you guys have taken comic relief in the fternoon to new levels. Thank you, I needed to laugh.

    Ipu man, “give him another chance coach…” that’s classic!

  153. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 3:25 pm

    actually, Buffoman, you gave UH a heads up warning for their

    upcoming sand volleyball pits…Now they can try the water jars, too.

  154. papajoe2 October 21, 2011 3:27 pm

    The bottle of water supposed to work for dogs. I don’t know if it really works though. For cats make catsoup.

  155. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 3:30 pm

    was saving that joke for Nevada or Fresno…

    but felt tsaikos and UH need a pep ralley.

  156. RedZone October 21, 2011 3:30 pm

    I like Chrome but am trying Camino right now.

  157. Ralph October 21, 2011 3:35 pm

    buffoman cats don’t do their business in their master’s yard because the master feeds them,so leave the cats a little food out each day, not a whole lot cuz master will feed them later, then your problem will be solved.

  158. Ralph October 21, 2011 3:36 pm

    wafan the star at the end of the url address bar is your favorites icon for chrome.

  159. Old School Dave October 21, 2011 3:50 pm

    I guess UH could also use a year-round training table, if they could afford one. Diet and sports training have advanced so much over the last 20 years. Players can be more closely monitored as far as what they eat. Eliminate the practice of living off of plate lunches. Gone are the days when coaches made players take liver tablets after practice. Some of the dining facilities at many BCS schools rival that of fancy restaurants.

    Living and training at Oklahoma State:

  160. Derek October 21, 2011 3:56 pm

    Wait A Minute: Whether you give up the ball on our 44 or on the San Jose St. 13 it comes down to stopping them. Granted San Jose St. had much more yardage to go. With no time outs they had to throw on every play and every throw had to go at least 10 yards to stop the clock. If they didn’t pick up 10 yards in bounds the clock would keep running until the next play or either if SJSU spiked the ball to stop the clock. Hawaii was in very soft coverage and in the prevent defense. They were willing to give the short stuff so they guarded for the long ball. With about 1:50 left on the clock, SJSU had plenty to move the ball down field. When you look at how the game went all day, SJSU did not have a problem moving the ballL. The imploded when they made a turnover. What resulted was completion, first down, completion first down, completion, first down, completion first down, completion, touchdown. There was still 36 seconds left on the clock when SJSU scored. You tell me. If we didn’t pick up the first down on 4 and 1 we still had to stop them and since they had better field position we had to play tigher coverage. Plus with better field position maybe SJSU had the feeling that on some plays they could surprise us by running the ball. If we stop the run the clock would continue to run and more time off the clock.

    It’s a total different mind set. Who know what would have happened. Either way, SJSU had to score a touchdown. Yeah, you can point to the blocked extra point. But when the moment of truth was at hand when the game was in the balance, I really thnk UH screwed it up. I know I’m not a coach, but I know football and I can feel the game pretty soon. I had the bad feeling that this game was going to be close. I also had the feeling that UNLV would play hard against us because we were such prohibitive favorites. We were overconfident and the Rebels had revenge on their minds after we killed them at Aloha Stadium. I have bet on college and pro football games in Las Vegas and I know that when you are a home dog, there is more motivation,,especially when you are at home and plahying on national television. Like yesterday, Arizona was really to win a game after 5 straight losses. They wanted it. UCLA didn’t show up. Today, Syracuse at home is taking it to West Virgiani and Louisville has a good chance of beating Rutgers. It is 7-7 in a pick em game. Personally, I like W. Virginia and Rutgers, but we have seen this over and over again.

    As to the next potential coach, I thin Leach is a good one and it wouldn’t be too much of a departure as far as throwing the ball. The problem is he might be too expensive. Harsin is good too, but he too might be too expensive. But, you never know. I do know that Leach is a very engaging coach and I like his philosopy. He gets me excited. I don’t know if it will affect what happened with him at Texas Tech and Craig James son, but it might. I do know what we shouldn’t get an older guy. I would rather have a younger guy with a lot of energy and a great recruiters who can sell the program. Steve Sarkisian is the perfect example of a young ugy who is really good. It might be stepping stone job to a marquee job if the new coach does well, but that’s life. To have a coach stay even 7 to 10 years in one place is very rare these days. Of the exisitng assistant coaches I’m not sure. I think Rolovich has more seasoning. I do think Tuioti is a good recruiter and Shaw is a good OL coach. Cal Lee is nearing retirement as well as Tomey and Mouse. Miano has value for our program and is great with the walk-on players and I happen to believe he’s a good coach evidenced by his secondary leading the nation in interceptions. Our seconday is pretty young, but you can see they is talent back there. Edwards and Hardy-Tuliau are good as sophomores. There are some guys coming up like Maggitt and Clay, etc. I don’t have much opinions on Brian Smith, also on Aranda. Based on how we’re doing defensively we’re not as good as last year.

  161. tommui October 21, 2011 4:15 pm

    DON WEIR #148 – if it is THE check, it has NA KOA on the memo.

  162. Buffoman October 21, 2011 4:24 pm

    I do believe that if there is a chance we get a new head football coach, it should be someone like Saban, Kelley, Petrino, Miles, Spurrier. These guys are super focused and intense and are just sticklers for things being done right. Whatever “system” the coach decides to instill is irrelevant as the overall philosophy drives the outcome. Coaches like these are extremely hard to play for as they do not put up with mistakes.

    We don’t have that in our midst. That’s not to say it’s bad, but you can see the results of the philosophical differences. All of the above moved to big schools with big budgets, but for some, even when they were at smaller schools with smaller budgets you could see the results of their drive for perfection. I personally don’t care much for Petrino, Spurrier or Kelley, but hey, they are driven and they are successful.

    I think that’s why I like Gib. He’s like Coach K, Self and those winners in that he demands the best or you sit. It’s the same it starts with a mindset, a philosophy and the execution of that philosophy w/out compromises that weaken the intent.

  163. tommui October 21, 2011 4:36 pm

    There is always John L. Smith.

    AL: Sorry I missed your call this AM.

  164. al October 21, 2011 4:38 pm

    162…that’s an expensive list.

    163…no worry.

  165. al October 21, 2011 4:44 pm

    97…don, too bad the word didn’t get out to all.

  166. Buffoman October 21, 2011 4:53 pm


    I’m not suggesting even trying for those. If, there is a vacancy we should look for those who have qualities like those I mentioned. Heck we could never afford those folks.

  167. Ballpicker October 21, 2011 4:54 pm


    please list my pick as

    Hawaii 59/nmsu 28

    #13 funny one St looking for a vacant cubicle. What u going do rent out your old one and hide in techy land.

    I really enjoy your comments and of course your reporting. Thank you sir.

    Go Warriors.

    A shout out to DPK. Howzit brah!

  168. wafan October 21, 2011 4:55 pm

    Hope everyone has a grand time at the TG tomorrow! Wish I could be there to enjoy the legendary BP, too.


    Go Warriors!!!

  169. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 4:58 pm

    KGMB just showed the weather guy at UH homecoming

    celebration showing tossing balls at the parking security guard

    “dunking” target…Looked like not many people there…

  170. wait a minute October 21, 2011 5:01 pm


    So you go on 4th down on your own 44. You are confident that your offense can pick up the yard. That’s fine. If the defense were not playing well I would probably say go for it too. The message you give to your defense, who took the ball away 6 times and held on the 7th time, is that you don’t trust them to hold one last time. That’s not a good message to send to them.

    Then if you don’t make it, your defense, who you just told on the play before that you don’t trust them, now has to defend a short field. That’s seems like really bad coaching.

    I’m not discussing the possible mistakes made defensively after the punt. Obviously you look like a genius if you make the 1st down. What do you tell your defense if you don’t make it? That’s my point. Not about playing tighter coverage, but about appearing to not trust them and then expecting them to save the game for you.

  171. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 5:01 pm

    How about Nick Holt?

    Great recruiter. Coaches with a ton of passion. If he’s smart enough to bring in a good OC or maybe retain Rolo, I think he would be a nice great young candidate.

  172. jeezy33 October 21, 2011 5:02 pm


    He is not saying you have to go for it. But with 3 time outs, why not either challenge, ask for measurement, and at the very least, try to draw the defense off sides?

  173. Don Weir October 21, 2011 5:04 pm

    Al (#165)

    Still little e-mail coming out of Na Koa. Hopefully the new Exec Dir will cure that.

    Pass the word for the SDSU game.

  174. Shoko October 21, 2011 5:06 pm

    W Virginia’s 15th ranking? Can you say POOF!

  175. WarriorMojo October 21, 2011 5:11 pm


    Do we have an idea when the 2012 SDSU game is? Or, for that matter, do we even know we are playing there rather than here?

  176. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 5:13 pm

    I like Gib Arnold, too. Lots of knowledge. Lots of enthusiasm. Good talent evaluator.

    But he was unemployed when UH came calling. Even UH can win that bidding war.

  177. wafan October 21, 2011 5:14 pm

    Cool pix. Looks like the ASB that did not want to support the athletic department is on the turf. Good thing the fee passed — otherwise they might have been in the mud on the grass field.


  178. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 5:15 pm

    Donovan: You ambushed me!

    Blog host: No, I didn’t. I complain about the Circle of Honor every year. And guess what? I’m gonna complain about it next year, too.

    And that’s how the blog host was told he would be added to next year’s selection committee.

  179. wafan October 21, 2011 5:16 pm

    Bravo, Mr. Tsai!

    Maybe some common sense shall prevail?

  180. Shoko October 21, 2011 5:17 pm


  181. wafan October 21, 2011 5:19 pm

    This was a long week. Lots of inane meetings so the administrators could justify their existence. Well, at least it sure feels that way when the information could have been sent in a couple-a-three sentence email.


  182. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 5:23 pm

    Thanks Tsai for the nice pics. Looks like the tv

    coverage did not show the actual crowd…

    And congratulations on being on next year’s

    UH circle of honor committee. Things should

    get interesting.

  183. Ballpicker October 21, 2011 5:25 pm

    Nice update from the campus. Thanks

  184. Shoko October 21, 2011 5:31 pm

    Okay, time for sleep. Gameday tomorrow!

    Lets go Warriors!

  185. Stephen Tsai October 21, 2011 5:33 pm

    Oh, I don’t expect to be on the committee.

    Donovan gets mad at me every year and says he’s going to put me on the committee.

    Then he doesn’t.

    I’m Charlie Brown, Donovan is Lucy and the committee is the football.

  186. shark October 21, 2011 5:38 pm

    timmy chang…go check the archives, half his int’s his jr year and nearly all the int’s his sr year came on passes that hit his receivers in the hands and ended up being intercepted. remember back then, coach ron lee was stumped on why they had so many dropped passes during the games. timmy would have had alot more yards and a better completion percentage and qb rating if he had receivers that could catch. his down side was not running for 1st downs when he had open space down field, but he did have a good line.

  187. Darren October 21, 2011 5:42 pm

    If you’re supposed to “practice like you play”, why is Aaron Brown being told to tone it down in practice? Well, unless he’s live hitting in non-contact drills…then I can see that being a problem.

    I know academics are important, but is there any way to avoid having players miss practice time?

    This team has a substantial supply of talent, but it seems like execution issues are short circuiting our probabilities for success. Practice would seem to be the best time and place to address these issues…

  188. Kekoa October 21, 2011 5:43 pm

    Don Weir ~ Except for the standard thank you letter from Na Koa, still no membership card or anyting to show at the Na Koa luncheons on Mondays. They still have to look up your name on the master list.

    I thought they were working on making up membership cards like the ones Pomai and Kevin had made for the Wahine Softball Boosters?

    Thank you for sharing. I like the long range plan for San Diego next season. Hmmm gotta make reservations early…

  189. Darren October 21, 2011 5:44 pm

    You’d have to have about zero confidence in your defense to go for it on 4th and 1 on your side of the field when the other team has no timeouts.

  190. shark October 21, 2011 5:44 pm

    #170 the defense was gassed. they probably would have stopped them on a short field, plus if they didn’t, some time would have been left. what the hell was edwards doing wasting 9 seconds and only getting to the 10 yard line. take away the col game and he sucks big time as a kick returner. he is too damn valuable as a corner. give the return duties to sampson, that was his specialty in flo rida.

  191. Buffoman October 21, 2011 6:00 pm

    ST I like that kind of bidding…unemployed. So, if got any good unemployed HC and a good fit if we have a vacancy, that’s the way to get a good one…like Gib.

  192. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 6:17 pm

    If UH is gonna hire a new coach, it would be nice to hire locally…

    someone with local connections…

    someone who understands IMUA…

    someone who loves the shoot in run and shoot…


  193. d1shima October 21, 2011 6:18 pm

    Going for it on 4th and 1…

    Any thoughts Bulla? 😕

  194. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 6:19 pm

    Possible candidates:

    Colt Brennan


    Tim Chang

  195. AlaWai October 21, 2011 6:23 pm

    Almost game day! C’mon folks buy a ticket. Put your butts on the line.

  196. AlaWai October 21, 2011 6:24 pm

    Dick Tomey’s offensive philosophy, “Preserve your right to punt.”

  197. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 6:41 pm

    Early in the 4th quarter…The coach tells the quarterback:

    “Look son, we can’t afford to let them score again. We’ve got to run some time off the clock.”

    “So on first down, run it to the left. On second down, run it to the right. On third down run it up the middle. The, on fourth down, punt it as far as you can punt it.

    “OK coach!” the quarterback shouts in agreement.

    On first down he runs it to the left for 30 yards (30 YARDS!). On second down he runs it to the right for 40 more! On third down he runs it up the middle down to the one yard line!

    Then, on 4th down, he drops back and punts the ball right out of the end zone.

  198. A-House October 21, 2011 6:48 pm

    Seems like some on this blog is just itching for Coach Mack to be canned and bring in a somewhat “high” profile coach – how long would that person stay in Hawaii? June Jones said he took the job because of his “love” for Hawaii; yet 9 years later he’s gone to big time $$ on the mainland.

    I personally don’t expect Coach Gib to stay 5-7 years if he becomes very successful. Just the lure of big $$ and big time schools on the mainland.

    Even Coach Trapasso applied for HC positions on the mainland, but was not selected. Hawaii has become his only “field of dreams”.

    BTW, should an OC or DC be on the field or upstairs and relay messages to their respective “position coaches” during the game? Is it not the job of an OC/DC to manage their respective part of a game? I like upstairs because you can see what’s happening at all phases of the game. Let the position coach know what you see and let them work their magic.

  199. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 6:59 pm

    A-House, I’m hoping for upper campus to seal the deal on coach

    Mac’s contract wiki-wiki so he can move forward on recruits and

    another winning season…but if they don’t, then you must be

    prepared for other possiblilities.

  200. al October 21, 2011 6:59 pm


  201. al October 21, 2011 7:04 pm

    185…perhaps the best analogy you’ve shared here on the blog.

  202. Garret October 21, 2011 7:05 pm

    Congratulations to Chad Owens!

    Toronto Argonauts head coach Jim Barker made sure everyone knew wide receiver/kick returner Chad Owens got his record Friday night at Rogers Centre.

    “He is the first man in pro football history in over 100 years to do it!” Barker said about Owen’s unique place in pro football history: the only player to record two seasons with more than 3,000 all-purpose yards. The 29-year-old reached the milestone after a 36-yard punt return in the second quarter of Edmonton’s 31-24 victory.

    “I don’t know what else says that. No other man in history that has played this game has ever done what he did!”

  203. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 7:06 pm

    I think Governor Abercrombie will not approve any big

    contract as Hawaii doesn’t have the dough any mo…

  204. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 7:11 pm

    Got to luv Chad Owens.

    Congratulations young man.

    What is your future?




  205. Garret October 21, 2011 7:15 pm

    June Jones said he took the job because of his “love” for Hawaii; yet 9 years later he’s gone to big time $$ on the mainland.


    Don’t forget that in 2006 JJ had offered to take a pay cut to get an extension at UH. HF refused. JJ offered to have his salary go from $800k to $500k if the $300k saved went to increase the recruiting budget and other things that would benefit UH’s program. HF refused to sign JJ for $500k per year!

    JJ told HF before the 2007 season that they needed to get his extension done before the season because he wouldn’t negotiate with UH on his contract during the season. HF refused to negotiate before the season. Basically, HF refused to let JJ agree to a pay cut and refused to extend JJ’s contract.

    There are so many people saying that Mack needs an extension now because he only has 1.5 years left on his contract. JJ’s contract had basically expired when UH went to the Sugar Bowl!

    I don’t blame JJ for leaving and I don’t question his love for Hawaii when he offered to cut his salary almost in half and UH’s incompetent AD at the time refused.

    That said, I agree that Gib will probably leave UH someday if he has great success at UH. I think that UH got him at the right time, he agreed to a cheap contract (which Upper Campus messed up so he’ll end up with a bigger contract), and if he has great success then he’ll leave the UH program in great shape.

  206. Derek October 21, 2011 7:16 pm

    Wait a minute: Let’s be positive and assertive. By going for it, you are telling the offense that they can make it. That’s why we’re going for it. You are also saying to the defense that “just in case” we don’t make it we have confidence in them to stop SJSU. That’s a total different mindset to me. Either way, we are showing confidence on both sides (offense and defense) and we have 2 chances to win. We make it, we win right there. We don’t make it we can stop em. If you ask the defense, I think they wouldn’t mind if the offense went for it. Don’t you think? We are supposed to be a team and support each other. The coach makes the call what we are going to do. As a defensive coach of course, Mack would punt and play defense. If it was an offensive coach, say if Rolo was the Head Coach, I think he would go for it. Same for Steve Sarkisian, Urban Meyer, June Jones, Brian Kelly, Chris Peterson, Bob Stoop, Paul Johnson, and some other coaches who make calculated risks, weighing all othe factors and are risk takers. These guys are winner. What would Jim Harbaugh do? With his confidence I know he would go for it. Why? Because they have prepared for it and they know it will work.

    Jeezy, Al. what’s are your thoughts.

  207. Garret October 21, 2011 7:17 pm


    We’ve all read your complaints about the Circle of Honor every year, but the sad thing is that things never seem to change no matter how many times you point it out. It would actually be a good thing for JD to have you on the committee to give another voice and perspective to their deliberations.

  208. Bryson October 21, 2011 7:20 pm

    Let’s be real about the Head Coaching Job…If Mack were to get canned what “HIGH PROFILE”coach would really want to coach in Hawaii knowing that the support from upper campus would be minimal and the recruitng budget would be dismal at best…These people asking for Coach Mack’s head need to wake up and get a whiff of reality cause if coach Mack’s goes I have a bad feeling it’s back to the Von Appen era…

  209. Garret October 21, 2011 7:21 pm

    The criticism that Mack is getting for not going for it on 4th down would be 100x greater if UH had gone for it and not made it. Then the critics would have said that SJSU only scored because UH didn’t punt the ball, citing the stats of how UH’s D shut down SJSU for 7 straight drives before then.

    I do agree that UH should have asked for a measurement…that would have given the coaches a chance to talk things over and get things set up. I also agree that UH could have faked going for it and tried to draw SJSU offsides, that is a strategy that works quite often. But I back Mack on his decision to punt in that situation, given where the ball was and how well UH’s defense was playing. I don’t back the soft prevent defense that UH was playing though…

  210. Derek October 21, 2011 7:22 pm

    And another thing, every one of the above mentioned coaches would have 1) ask for a measurement and ask for a review of the spot after 3rd down. 2) They would have tried to get the opponents to go offsides and 3) then go for it. All 3 options should have been considered 4) to punt if you don’t have the guts and are too chicken to show confidence in the offense who was gaining yards on the ground consistently all night, surely to get at least 1 yard.

  211. Bryson October 21, 2011 7:22 pm

    If I could jump in on the 4th down subject IMHO….The way the defense played in the second half punting was the right call…The chances of a team driving 90yrds and scoring are alot less in most cases then if a team only has 50yrds to drive…

  212. Bryson October 21, 2011 7:24 pm

    Can we induct the entire 2007 team into the Circle of honor?

  213. sean (aka pcwarrior) October 21, 2011 7:28 pm


    re: 205

    I see many similarities with regards to “willing to take a pay cut as long as the money could be used to take care of the assistant coaches.” JJ was willing to do it and so is Mack. I wonder what the real reason is for the delay? There’s a difference in Chancellor and President, maybe its the same BOR?????

    Just my small mind thinking of the small picture.

  214. Derek October 21, 2011 7:31 pm

    Garrett, that is exactly why coach Mack punted. Because he knew that if we didn’t make it there would be a backlash of criticism and he wanted to take the conservative call, a safe call and a supposedly a “smart” call. Nobody has said a word if Mack consulted Rolo as to what he thinks about 4th down. I don’t think he did, because if he did he would have said so. Even if we made it on 4th down to win the game, there would have seen some second guessing that his decision to go for it. I certainly would be happy to win the game and be able to say, it was a gutsy call but we won. That’s how I’m looking for it. As Herman would say, we play to “win” the game.

  215. postmanke October 21, 2011 7:33 pm

    ST, Thanks for the info on Kenny Turner. I like his attitude and his determination to get the job done no matter what. Sounds like a great athlete making that switch. These are the type of players we need to go after. you give him back peddling drills for 2 days and he’ll start for you at DB if needed. Kudos to the UH recruiter for recognizing talent. Maybe down the road with a recruit on the fence next time they’ll be able to pull the trigger. I give NMSU credit for giving this kid a chance. Sounds like a dangerous player that the Monsta Masch is gonna have to take out!

  216. Derek October 21, 2011 7:34 pm

    I’ve had my peace for today. Let’s just win tomorrow. By 1 point I don’t care, but just win baby.

  217. Garret October 21, 2011 7:35 pm

    The way the defense played in the second half punting was the right call…The chances of a team driving 90yrds and scoring are alot less in most cases then if a team only has 50yrds to drive.


    I agree with you. The thing is that the defense was playing so well up to that point, but the defense went to a soft prevent defense on that final drive. With the time left in the game and the clock stopping for first downs, I think that it was too early to give up 10+ yards so easily…I hate the prevent D and that is what bothers me, not the punt.

  218. Weben October 21, 2011 7:35 pm

    That whole thing with HF failing to sign JJ aggravates me to this day. We should have put together a mob together and lynched him (only figuratively, of course) up before he blew it with JJ’s contract. Errrr… maybe that was a bad analogy that could be misconstrued by some…

  219. Garret October 21, 2011 7:36 pm

    sean (aka pcwarrior),

    If Mack would agree to take $500k like JJ was offering, I bet he would have had his extension a long time ago…and there would be money left over to boost the football program.

  220. Garret October 21, 2011 7:38 pm

    It sure sounds to me like UCONN’s football coach knows that West Virginia is joining the Big 12, since he purposely excluded them from his list here.

    “To add Boise, great team. To add Houston, great team,” Pasqualoni said. “SMU, back on the rise. Air Force, tremendous program. Put them in the Western Conference with Cincinnati and Louisville. You’ve got something special there.

    “Add Navy and Central Florida, if that’s what we hear, put them in the Eastern Division with Connecticut and South Florida and Rutgers and have these two divisions.,0,4030953.story

  221. Garret October 21, 2011 7:43 pm

    I haven’t been doing the off-topic links during this season, but I thought I should pass along the nice PR that UH is getting around the country for their planetary discovery. This article is from the Washington Post, but there are similar articles crediting UH in papers around the country.

    University of Hawaii astronomer captured the first direct image of a planet being born. The planet called LkCa 15 b is five times younger than the previous record holder:

  222. Bryson October 21, 2011 7:46 pm

    with Turner I think it was a case of his charachter while on his recruiting trip that may have not lead to a schollie offer…it was also known that he twittered Hawaii wasn’t the right fit for him.

  223. postmanke October 21, 2011 7:52 pm

    I dunno, i feel JJ was done and he was gonna go no matter what. Start a new challenge, new chapter, regardless HF. I still feel strong that he has plans to get back to the NFL and after listening to him on a radio show the other day he reaffirmed those feelings.

    JJ should be in the Circle.

  224. card trick October 21, 2011 8:05 pm

    I am not paying $14 to determine how this magic trick is accomplished. There was a person that came up to a number of us students in an frozen goodies shop the other day and ask if anyone had a dime. My good friend gave the man a dime and he got out a sharpie marker and said to put her initials on the front and back of the coin. Then he pulled out a clear balloon from his pocket and blew it up. The guy took my pals signed dime and stuck it in the balloon through the walls. You can easliy see the dime and listen to the dime inside the balloon. Amazing. How on this planet can one make this happen? As soon as the magic trick was done he handed my friend the balloon and said to enable the air out of it and to rip it open to find out if it was her signed dime. It absolutely was. I found a video of the identical trick online. Will someone please tell me the way they accomplish this because I really don’t have $14 to my name.

  225. al October 21, 2011 8:35 pm

    as my gambler instincts goes, i’d have called a timeout. gather the troops raise their adrenaline with a quick pump it up speech that i had been practicing in my sleep for such a moment. and then gone for the first down on 4th and a half yard. one play balls out. give it to the emerging battering ram, iosefa. first down, game over.

    however, we punted. a good one at that. pinned back inside the fifteen. i’d have blitzed every down with ninety yards behind me.

    we played soft and they took the free twenty yards we allowed.

    and we played not to lose rather than playing to win.

    we got out thunk again.

  226. al October 21, 2011 8:38 pm

    someone told me today at lunch that there are so many good young coaches out there ready to take over the reigns of a program such as ours.

    the guy, who’s opinion i respect reeled off 10-12 names. interestingly many were co-ordinators at established programs.

    bsu’s oc and dc

    uw’s dc

    and others.

  227. Warrior Dave October 21, 2011 8:40 pm

    Wahine starts the weekend with a solid 3 match win without Kanani Danielson. Football got next!

  228. al October 21, 2011 8:40 pm

    if contract issues were done at the end of 2006 coupled with money earmarked to increase the recruiting budget and facilities jj would still be here.

    a fact that spewed from his very own lips.

  229. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:41 pm

    Al, UW’s dc at Washington or Wisconsin??

  230. al October 21, 2011 8:42 pm

    tonight was a glimpse of life without kanani.

    not bad considering that falyn fonoimoana and her 6’3 1/2″ greatness will also be in a wahine uniform.

  231. al October 21, 2011 8:43 pm

    uw is always washington.

  232. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:44 pm

    You don’t like Wisconsin?

    I lettered there…

  233. Ipu Man October 21, 2011 8:45 pm

    Oh enough. Go warriors!

    Good night lurkers!

  234. al October 21, 2011 8:45 pm

    so our recruiting budget was increased nearly four times or more.

    with only 3-4 coaches actually pounding the pavement we have done a great job.

    imagine what we could do with 9-10 coaches splitting up the map to recruit?

    then we could even compete in the local high schools which we are not (no matter what you hear in public…we still aren’t)

  235. al October 21, 2011 8:46 pm

    nothing against wisconsin. it is just what the man said today, washington.

  236. al October 21, 2011 9:04 pm

    tomw’s a should win and must win game.

    any results other than that will set the pillars in motion.

    i like the fact that the seniors have taken this season upon themselves and are saying to the underclassmen, “get on my shoulders, i’ll carry you the rest of the way”.

  237. whitey October 21, 2011 9:29 pm

    al, is falyn a go??

  238. al October 21, 2011 9:39 pm

    that’s the word on the street.

  239. whitey October 21, 2011 9:43 pm

    that would be awesome. if true, you looking at potential ………..

  240. papajoe2 October 21, 2011 9:47 pm

    Today is Friday. We played SJS last Friday. Enough already about the 4th down. Gotta focus on NMSU tomorrow. I hope it’s going to be easy but, that would not be showing any respect for your opponent. No respect = no victory. Go Warriors! Imua!!

  241. Old Diver October 21, 2011 10:33 pm

    On Coach Mack’s radio show on Tuesday he said he asked for a measurement on 4th down but was denied.

  242. MattyBoy October 21, 2011 10:56 pm


    What names were being thrown out there? Not that it would matter in our situation being that Mack ain’t going nowhere.

  243. losthawaiian October 21, 2011 11:03 pm

    Th UH-NMSU game will be on ESPN gameplan tomorrow. 9pm PST

  244. cocobean October 21, 2011 11:16 pm

    Mack did say on call the coach that they don’t have a prevent defense. Does anyone know if they played base, nickle or dime on the last drive? Who made the defensive calls, Mack or Aranda?

  245. LizKauai (iPad) October 21, 2011 11:22 pm

    Ahhh… What fun! I’m happily exhausted. Great job tonight, Wahine!

    Awesome Hoops Fest!

    Love Virginia Hinshaw!

    Great to see Coach Mack and grandson Taylor at the Homecoming Fair!

    First time surrounded by the Warriors in real life… Felt like I was surrounded by a whole gang of grandkids… How cool!

    Nitey nite and Tsweet Warrior Dreams!!!

  246. Pomai October 21, 2011 11:25 pm

    Right now Colt Brennan is in first place, Thomas Kaulukukui in second and Al Noga in third.

  247. Kekoa October 21, 2011 11:30 pm

    One last reminder for Tsai-ko tailgaters. Please bring any used children’s books/puzzles or board games with you to the Cabana.

    The Waianae Outreach folks will be on the receiving end as BigWave Dave will make the delivery.


  248. Kekoa October 21, 2011 11:33 pm

    Pomai ~ Good to hear that you are enjoying the duties of a Great Grandpapa! You are enjoying it right?…Pomai…hello…hello…

  249. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 11:51 pm


    Mack said we don’t have a prevent defense? What-Ever.

  250. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 21, 2011 11:54 pm

    As for me I didn’t mind the punt decision either. I would have loved to see us squeeze another extra 10″ to make the 1st down, but I could have lived with the punt too.

    Our defense did a great job holding back SJSU in the 2nd half. If we continued to employ the same defense put pressure on the QB etc. it would have been a different story completely.

    The defense have to do/run what the coach tells them too. No fault to them.

  251. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 22, 2011 12:01 am

    Maybe when we get the basics down we can be a little more creative.

    Since we already employ a Pistol formation, we can try out some Diamond formation when we want need a power run. Put in 2 RB’s.

    Just a thought.

  252. markazulu October 22, 2011 12:13 am

    People wanna get on Mac for his age 2 words Joe Paterno!

  253. LizKauai (iPad) October 22, 2011 12:27 am

    Hi Kekoa! I am bringing Slugger’s contributions for the kids.

    Looking forward to my first T-Gate of the season and a day full of Tsai-ko fellowship and the Game.

    Chee hoo!

    Go Warriors!

  254. Slugger October 22, 2011 12:32 am


    Really? So I can post my picture of Falyn and Siaki’s sister now? She was here at the last home game.

    LizKauai in da hale.

    I’ma gonna turn in… not into a pumpkin…

    GO WARRIORS!!! (I’ll be listening on my little radio during breaks in the hula show.)

  255. Hawaiianbod October 22, 2011 12:38 am

    sweet Wahine/Warrior dreams all!

  256. Pride. October 22, 2011 1:52 am

    Super Conference would consist of four divisions: West, Mountain, Central, Big East.

    West Division:

    Boise State




    Fresno State

    San Diego State

    Utah State

    San Jose State

    Mountain Division:

    Air Force


    Colorado State

    New Mexico





    Central Division:



    Southern Mississippi





    Louisiana Tech.

    Big East Division:





    South Florida

    Central Florida

    East Carolina


    West Virginia is not included in this plan, with the assumption being the Mountaineers would be headed to the Big 12 to replace Missouri which will presumably wind up in the SEC along with Texas A&M.

  257. Lopaka43 October 22, 2011 2:16 am

    As the locals say, Pride, Wow lau lau!!

    What a good idea!

    If the BCS boys won’t let us have a chance at a national championship, create a national championship game for all the rest of us.

  258. afrikanische Gewürze Shop October 22, 2011 3:09 am

    I don’t normally have a look at these kinds of web sites (I’m a pretty shy person) – but even though I was a bit shocked as I was reading, I was undoubtedly a bit excited as effectively. Thanks for giving me a big smile for the day

  259. wafan October 22, 2011 3:20 am

    Good morning, Warriors and Tsai-kos!

  260. wafan October 22, 2011 3:21 am

    As the kids say, “That’s so last week.”

    New game today.

  261. A-joe October 22, 2011 4:01 am

    256. Pride

    Interesting article.

    It’s not going to work. The Big East would need every single team in question to be in agreement. Several conferences would have to dissolve and realign itself all in the name of the Big East keeping it’s AQ status (which they hope to share as collateral with the new realignment, but are about to lose anyway) and self preservation. Too many schools would have to overhall all of their programs. A few schools would be excommunicated from the deal. TV contracts will have to be nullified.

    Fascinating idea. But, it ain’t gonna fly.

    Programs across the country are thinking are thinking: Do we uproot ourselves to help out the Big East? Or do we let the Big East dissolve and we still gain AQ status anyway.

    The Big East is desperate. They’re reaching for anything.

    In just two years, John Marinatto has manage to destroy all the work and foundation that Dave Gavitt and Mike Tranghese has built since 1979.

    Why should everyone have to pay for one convoluted commissioner’s mismanagement.

    Still, it’s a very interesting scenario. Stranger things have happened. =)

  262. mikey October 22, 2011 4:35 am

    Aloha from Shanghai!

    Sorry to see that we lost to SJS

    Hope Warriors will do well tomorrow against NM State.

    We’ll be missing another game and will be home Monday.

    Shopping and Traffic is crazy here in Shanghai.

  263. d1shima October 22, 2011 4:42 am


  264. mikey October 22, 2011 4:43 am

    We’ll be flying to Ichon, S Korea tomorrow for more shopping.

    Oh I see that it’s already Saturday Morning in Hawaii

    Good Luck to Warriors

  265. d1shima October 22, 2011 4:43 am



  266. mikey October 22, 2011 4:48 am

    There is 40,000 Taxi alone in Shanghai

    talk about traffic, it’s crazy they way they drive here.

    Crossing the street takes some guts.

    Even in RED people and cars keep moving.

    Not to mention bikes and mopes on top of that.

  267. mikey October 22, 2011 4:50 am

    Almost 11:00 pm here need to get some sleep to catch a flight out tomorrow morning.

    Go Warriors! From Shanghai, China

  268. 808realism October 22, 2011 5:07 am

    ok guys i’m trying to figure out where this idea of UCLA raiding our coaching staff came from. Can someone help me see why a big-stage bcs school with a struggling football team would want to hire coaches away from a relatively small-stage non-bcs school with a struggling football team? Should we also nominate Dick Tomey for the special teams hall of fame? Surely i am missing the sarcasm in your comments.

  269. Garret October 22, 2011 5:08 am

    Nice feature article on Chad Owens.

    “That’s tough,” said Fred Stamps, who himself is known for being hard to knock down. “That’s a big accomplishment for Chad to do that in two consecutive seasons.

    “He probably takes the most beating on the field, him and the quarterbacks, because he’s catching punts, people are getting shots at him, kickoff too, they get shots at him, and then he’s a receiver and can make big plays.”

  270. Garret October 22, 2011 5:10 am

    Feature on the UH-NMSU game from the Las Cruces newspaper.

    While this year the Aggies seem capable of springing the upset, NMSU is 0-7 lifetime against the Warriors, 0-4 in Honolulu.

    “Oh yeah,” NMSU head coach DeWayne Walker said when asked if it was his team’s biggest road test to date. “This is a game where we’re going to have to damn-near die on the field to get a W.”

    “Their scheme with how they do things will be a big challenge,” Walker said. “There’s no magical coverage that’s going to defend their passing offense. They do it well.”

  271. maddog50 October 22, 2011 5:26 am

    Players play the game….coaches coach the game… support the effort…Warriors!!!! Lets get this thing back on track not a game at a time, a quarter at a time. Intensity and compassion from players, Coaches and fans wherever they maybe…..I will be in game mode 11pm CST…..are you with me—–

  272. Kekoa October 22, 2011 5:54 am

    Maddog50 ~ I’m woof you!!


  273. CoolEthan October 22, 2011 6:08 am


    Woof Woof

  274. d1shima October 22, 2011 6:12 am


  275. d1shima October 22, 2011 6:12 am

    I like the Seniors’ attitude….

    we can still be 10-3!

  276. Pomai October 22, 2011 6:50 am

    Th-th-th-th-That’s all, Folks!

    UH vs UNM

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  277. koakane October 22, 2011 7:15 am

    morning tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s

    another day, the sun rises (as many pointed out) and it’s football

    wishing everything turn out the best and everyone does their part to make it a fun day

    the early morning crew will be there prepping for the arrival of the tgate revelers.

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