Corner route

Cesar Fermin will be joining the Rainbow Warriors in June.

Fermin, a JC corner, signed a letter of intent in December with the intent of enrolling at UH this month and participating in spring ball. But he said “there was a little delay” in work on a class.

He said he continues to train daily.

“It’s a little bump in the road,” he said. “I’m looking forward to getting out there after this (semester).”



  1. el burro sabio January 25, 2014 8:29 am

    Uno, ichi, ekahi

  2. papajoe2 January 25, 2014 8:37 am

    Good morning everybody!

  3. Bugaz January 25, 2014 8:44 am

    Get er dun!

  4. Bugaz January 25, 2014 8:49 am

    Little bumps in the road at JC can turn into huge pot holes at UH. Focus young grasshopper

  5. Haleakala January 25, 2014 8:50 am

    I hope that Cesar will work hard to get over that bump in the road. We hope to see him here soon.

  6. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 8:52 am

    Lazy Saturday in Paradise.
    Go Wahine. Beat Irvine!

  7. Jeezy33 January 25, 2014 8:55 am

    Not good news at all… The big advantage of December grads getting recruited harder is because they can participate in the spring giving them a bigger chance to contribute right away and at a higher level … Being a May grad hurts a lot I think … Might have been other candidates we could have looked at to bring in this semester

  8. Jeezy33 January 25, 2014 8:57 am

    Ex. Gener came in January with Haynes and both played right away. Lataimua, who I think will contribute a lot this coming season didnt get on the field until the final couple games. And Polk didn’t even make it.

  9. Kapahulu January 25, 2014 9:21 am


  10. tommui January 25, 2014 9:30 am


    As long as Mr. Fermim gets here – that’s what’s important.

  11. bowwar January 25, 2014 9:37 am

    Is Polk still in the picture??

  12. SteveM January 25, 2014 9:43 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Top 20.
    Lower 60’s.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid January 25, 2014 9:54 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    “Fermin” up the secondary – nice!

  14. Haleakala January 25, 2014 10:22 am

    Kahului was cold yesterday morning – 55 degrees.

  15. HawaiiMongoose January 25, 2014 10:46 am

    “A little bump”? Fermin wasn’t particularly impressive at the JC level. He’s pretty fast but didn’t earn any accolades other than attention for one stellar game in which he had multiple picks. I’m guessing UH took a chance on him mainly because he was expected to graduate in December and could spend this semester working out with the team and learning enough in spring training to make the depth chart. Now there’s little chance of him contributing in 2014.

    C’mon Cesar, prove me wrong. Step it up, take care of classroom business and work extra hard to be in great playing shape when you get here.

  16. Andrew January 25, 2014 11:49 am

    Hoping the Bball team can get a much needed road win today. Also congrats to the Pearl City girls soccer team on becoming OIA red champs. A great win dedicated to their late teammate.

  17. Bryson January 25, 2014 11:56 am

    I wonder if Malik Hutchings will be one of the visitors next week…He seems to have the tools to be a very good lb at the college level…also still hoping Kilton Anderson gets a look but I doubt it…I know he did pick up a Fresno St offer a.few weeks back..

  18. Ipu Man January 25, 2014 12:11 pm

    Hail Cesar!
    June is busting out all over…

  19. kev-1 January 25, 2014 12:48 pm

    I don’t want to over react, but these kids with football ambitions need to learn to focus in the classroom. There are no such things as “little delays in work on a class.” You either did the work and passed, or didn’t do the work and failed.

    This is a disappointing little bump in the road.

  20. Inyoface January 25, 2014 1:06 pm

    Golfers at Torrey Pines wearing their college alma mater. Still looking for one with the H logo haha.

  21. Inyoface January 25, 2014 1:11 pm

    What would be the best all time Hawaii starting line up on offense be?

  22. Former UH Athlete January 25, 2014 1:13 pm

    19. JC guys are there for 2 main reasons:

    1. They are talented but undersized coming out of high school

    2. They didn’t get it done in the classroom to get admitted into D1 schools.

  23. Former UH Athlete January 25, 2014 1:19 pm

    21 All time Offense?

    Pretty sure Brennan, Bess, Sampson Satele, Chad Owens are there for sure. I’m not old enough to really know the old timer RBs and OLine.

    I would give Timmy Chang & Ashley Leslie an honorable mention. Talent wise, Alex Green is up there but he wasn’t used enough plus was only here for 2 seasons.

  24. Former UH Athlete January 25, 2014 1:20 pm

    20… Better be looking in the crowd.

  25. Former UH Athlete January 25, 2014 1:27 pm

    Senior Bowl note: Stephen Morris (Miami) stinks.

    Carr has looked alright. Fales hasn’t played much but threw a TD off a broken play to a wide open WR. Fales back in now… Just threw an awful fade pattern and intercepted. Not even close…
    Ball was short and to the inside, straight to the defender.

  26. jeezy33 January 25, 2014 1:30 pm

    22. Lot of JC guys are D1 bounce backs who didn’t want to sit out a year to transfer schools and 1AA and D2 guys who had success as a freshman wanting to play D1 football..

    Then of course you have the sleepers who got over looked in high school and got a lot better and stronger.

  27. amadeus January 25, 2014 1:32 pm

    ST do you know which recruits are here this weekend?

  28. st anthony trojan January 25, 2014 1:37 pm

    for me… in the 60’s it would be the entire 55′ team…to go to lincoln n win maybe just short of a miracle.. with only 28 players..minus the starting quarterback….most playing two ways for obvious reasons…and walking into that stadium n seeing 100 red suited players …all suited up.. n looking to do “damage” as they did the previous year…can only mean..them 28.. were n must have been…”beasts” if that term can be used…way before its time….2 members of that team were st. anthony grads….n was in the military then….so never kept track of what happened that day in lincoln..till mucho years later…if there should be ant honorary captains at ne game this year…it should be that whole team…n should be given a current jersey…with their number…for their outstanding feat…that would be a nice way to honor them… agree ??? IMUA BB WARRIORS…N VOLLEYBALL…

  29. al January 25, 2014 2:15 pm

    #7… so true.
    coaches probably kicking the door on this one.
    there were others to choose from. but, its too late for the spring semester now.


  30. Boolakanaka January 25, 2014 2:17 pm

    My all UH O unit–read them and weep!!

    WR Ashlely Leile
    TE Ron Hall
    LT Mark Tuinei
    LG Vince Manuwai
    C Samson Satele
    RG Jesse Sapolu
    RT Adrian Klemm
    WR Golden Richards
    RB Gary Allen
    RB Nuu Faaola
    QB Timmy Chang

    **I tried to select guys that could play in any era, and certainly some positions are debatable, but the guys above, and it’s an awfull lot of local guys, but if I’m not mistaken there are 10 Super Bowls represented there–so who you got???!

  31. al January 25, 2014 2:18 pm

    …although this could give way for another pick up now. it seems that we are still after that shut down corner.
    a lot of dbs coming in are projected safety prospects while some safety recruits look like future linebackers.

  32. Boolakanaka January 25, 2014 2:30 pm

    And if your a corner projected at safety, all that practically means is they we don’t like you playing man-on, and we are not comfortable with you covering the slot receiver, who in modern offenses is the most targeted player by the QB.

  33. Stephen Tsai January 25, 2014 2:43 pm

    Whatever happened to the Hula Bowl, or its descendants?

  34. obachan January 25, 2014 2:46 pm

    #30 Joe Onosai

  35. Boolakanaka January 25, 2014 2:51 pm

    What people forget and/or may not have known is that the hula bowl had a direct next nexus to the heisman trophy, as it was a licensed trademark of the Downtown Athletic Club, and was one of the main reasons it attracted such elite talent. The last straw was the locals v mainland format, which was entirely unsupported by the ACFA.

  36. Leahi2 January 25, 2014 3:13 pm

    #28 St. Anthony Trojan: Your comments bring back memories of the biggest upset of all time. In that year, 1955, Hawaii RAINBOWS were not only undermanned but SERIOUSLY UNDERSIZED! I would say that it beats out the upset win of Appalachian State over Michigan. Now I guess you could bring back most of the team members as they are still alive (I think) but can you ever find that fantastic super athlete SKIPPY DYER! After UofH he somehow disappeared. I did not see that game as I was still a little tot and besides there was no live telecasts like we have today. I read that the undersized RAINBOWS put up as much as a 9 man line on Defense because the opposition was just too big. Nebraska went to the air but that 9.7 speedster Skippy Dyer was ubiquitous. He was knocking down passes time and again. Also I read about some of our linemen who were just 5’9″ and not even 200 Lbs. That was red meat for the towering giants of the then Nebraska team.
    Today I can only remember names like Dyer, Bruno Ariyoshi, Ed Kawawaki, Hartwell Freitas. Other names come to mind but I don’t know if they were one of them. Names like Hadama, Nagata, Silva, Laanui, Chock. Maybe some of you out there can fill in the blanks.

  37. kakaako kid January 25, 2014 3:28 pm

    If we are looking at UH careers and not NFL body of work, Nate Ilaoa, Michael Carter, Joe Onosai, Jamaal Farmer were some of my favs. Of course, hands down Jason Elam.

  38. Leahi2 January 25, 2014 3:35 pm

    Again, I would bring up that Nebraska game when Hawaii had one illegal athlete named Bill Taylor. He should have been a true freshman out of Kaimuki HS. So when the RAINBOWS started fall practice he had nothing better to do but to hang around the UofH players, some of them he knew. UofH had not opened for fall classes yet. Coach Hank Vasconcellos asked him if he was enrolled for school and Taylor answered yes. So he made the team and the trip to Nebraska. Yes he was instrumental in securing the victory. Taylor was never enrolled. After they returned home, he never showed up for practice. Later when this became public, Nebraska was too embarrassed to protest. They just kept their mouth shut and I suppose will forever hold their peace. No worry about the Maui players though; they were legit.

  39. Sofaking_blk January 25, 2014 3:42 pm

    We still need a good JC QB, WTF is Chow waiting on?

  40. ALLAN January 25, 2014 4:37 pm



  41. ALLAN January 25, 2014 4:42 pm


  42. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 5:00 pm

    The bigger they are the harder they fall.

    Let’s Go Bows!

  43. tommui January 25, 2014 5:04 pm

    #36 – Walter Nozoe – played guard on offense, about 5’8″, about 150-160 soaking wet, and the Nebraska linemen he had to block was something like 6’2″ and 210; and of course he had to be on the defensive line. But he did well both at the game and later in life with the State DOE.

    His son is the #2 at the Hawaii DOE.

  44. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 5:06 pm


  45. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 5:06 pm

    Wow, UHMBB off to a 10-2 lead very early.

  46. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 5:11 pm

    Keep attacking!

  47. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 5:18 pm

    Big dude, 3 fouls…..

  48. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 5:25 pm

    Bobby said UH hit their first 8 shots before missing.

  49. Leahi2 January 25, 2014 5:52 pm

    #40 Allan and #43 Tom Mui. Thank you for your comments. I guess we are closer in age because if you (ALLAN) remember Skippy Dyer and you (Tom Mui) remember Walter Nozoe, who I barely remember, we have those (memories) things in common. Today when Boolakanaka picks out the All Time greats, it appears that he is much younger than us. No slur, he is picking out the best in modern football and modern times! But I can remember names like, Skippy Dyer and, Johnny Dang, for instance. Those are the forgotten ones from a different era. Good thing we have our own hall of fame (or circle of Honor?). Mahalo folks and Go Rainbow Warriors!

  50. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 6:59 pm

    Hack a Shaq!

  51. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:04 pm


  52. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:05 pm

    Wild bank shot 3 for OT with no tile left!! Let’s go Warriors!!!!

  53. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:05 pm


  54. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:07 pm


  55. Inyoface January 25, 2014 7:08 pm

    Bess would be on my first team.

  56. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:09 pm

    Fotu with 30 pts. UH by 1.

  57. Shoko January 25, 2014 7:09 pm

    Wow, Fotu having an incredible game.

  58. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:09 pm

    83-82 4 on the big guy!

  59. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:11 pm

    Big guy outttttttt!

  60. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:12 pm


  61. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:13 pm

    Mamadu fouled out. Irvine up by 1 with the ball.

  62. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:13 pm


  63. Shoko January 25, 2014 7:15 pm

    Gib looks like he’s having an anxiety attack.

  64. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:20 pm

    87-86 56 secs

  65. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:21 pm

    Irvine down by 1, has the ball with 56 secs. Hold on Warriors!!

  66. Shoko January 25, 2014 7:21 pm

    Just got to get a defensive stop on this possession.

  67. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:22 pm

    Shamburger shooting fouls up by 1 with 22 secs.

  68. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:23 pm


  69. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:24 pm

    13 secs. Irvine down by 2 has the ball. Come on Warriors get a stop!!

  70. Shoko January 25, 2014 7:26 pm

    Lets go Sham. Sink two and end this.

  71. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:27 pm

    Down Goes #1. Bows Win. Bows Winnnnnn!

  72. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:27 pm

    UH up by 4. UH WINS!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. 3-Prong January 25, 2014 7:27 pm

    Gimme a beer!!!!

  74. Shoko January 25, 2014 7:28 pm

    Great win. Been awhile since I’ve seen a game like this.

  75. Inyoface January 25, 2014 7:30 pm

    What a game

  76. st anthony trojan January 25, 2014 7:33 pm

    yea johnny dang was a trojan also..laanui from the other side..lunas….silva was a neighbor..his big brother al was classmate….yea leahi….skippy was sumthing else..seen him a few tines at the termite palace..when he was playing 4 the marines..he was a smaller size of gale sayers…no smoke n screen with him..he was the real deal..but in guess ball was his real love..

  77. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:37 pm

    Give signature win? I can’t think of one any bigger on the road.

  78. chopsueyboy January 25, 2014 7:42 pm

    Congrats Rainbow Warriors!

  79. Warrior Dave January 25, 2014 7:47 pm

    The beautiful thing about tonight’s win is that some players didn’t shoot well but did other things like defend and rebound to help in this big win.

  80. jeezy33 January 25, 2014 7:57 pm


  81. RainbowCliff January 25, 2014 8:27 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, well my former Rainbow Warriors basketball team won a BIG game tonight against the ant eaters and the BEST player on this team Issac Fotu was just INCREDIBLE. Beautiful post moves underneath with a nice mid range game that makes him a MAJOR chip for all Big West coaches to pay close attention at all times and limit his touches. Wonderful find all the way from the Netherlands as I hope he stays his entire career at UH !

    Team gutted it out as Nevels a TOUGH 2 guard and Shamburger the KEY for this team playing under control point guard game with Brandon Spear and Christian Stanhardinger rounding out a NICE starting five that the bows have. Very balance team that will be contending for Big West supremacy as winning this game tonight sent out a HUGE statement here in Southern California that Fullerton, Santa Barbara, Long Beach State and even Northridge that this 2013-14 Rainbow basketball team is FOR REAL !

    4 game home stand coming up as it is going to be some GREAT games with athletic Long Beach State, Santa Barbara, Northridge and Cal Poly coming to the Stanley as hopefully Hawaii will start getting behind this team and show up to root them on. Five teams will be competing for the Big West title and don’t forget about Fullerton as they just got through knocking off Santa Barbara tonight for their 2nd win in the conference and they are TOUGH at home with a solid athletic team.

    Great Basketball year Tsiako Nation as I am following them here in LA and will be at the Fullerton game on the 15th rooting them on. Coach Arnold had to really build from scratch to finally get his style of basketball and players to buy into his program. Assistants are solid with one another and do the preparation as well as SCOUTING to prepare for each game in this TOUGH basketball conference.

    Glad to see my ex team back in the high light and giving Hawaii sports fans a winning team to be proud of. Hawaii basketball has always been a leading sport for UH as the mens team is making all us former players PROUD of them !

    Congrats Rainbow Warriors !

  82. Jm2375 January 25, 2014 9:12 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Congrats to both bb teams on their wins. UH is having a successful weekend. 5-0 so far with 1 more to go tomorrow.

    GO BOWS!

  83. tommui January 25, 2014 9:14 pm

    #49 Leahi2 – I graduated from UH in 1954!

  84. wafan January 26, 2014 4:57 am

    Good morning!

  85. wafan January 26, 2014 4:58 am

    ‘Attaway, ‘Bows!

  86. old808 January 26, 2014 5:31 am

    Good morning terrific games Rainbow Warriors. Yes that was an accomplishment for the 55 team beating Nebraska. One of the players lives on Kauai and a former head coach of Kauai High School. He also played in the 1956 Hula Bowl.

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