Corner route

Justin Turner, a former 5-star cornerback who was on Michigan’s 2009 team, is on track to earning an associate degree in July and joining the Warriors for the start of training camp on Aug. 1.

Turner had a 2.8 GPA this past trimester. He will take three classes during an eight-week session that begins in June.

Turner, who works out daily with a personal trainer, is technically a free agent. And even though he has received interest since he began clearing academic hurdles, there is no doubt about his intentions.

“I’m going to be a Warrior,” Turner said. “I’m a man of my word.”


  1. sports for fun May 28, 2012 12:46 am


  2. sports for fun May 28, 2012 12:48 am

    Excited to hear about Mr. Turner! Imagine how our secondary will be with him and Mr. Edwards!!

  3. al May 28, 2012 12:50 am



    …only the beginning.

  4. al May 28, 2012 12:50 am

    dorsey next?

  5. al May 28, 2012 12:54 am

    kama krab…congratulations on your third child. what a blessing! send my regards to the wife, too.

  6. al May 28, 2012 1:20 am

    keep forgetting about the 7 new lineman coming in for the fall.

  7. al May 28, 2012 1:28 am


  8. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:39 am


  9. Kekoa May 28, 2012 1:54 am

    Al ~ I’m not doubting your numbers, but really, SEVEN?! Whoa!

  10. al May 28, 2012 2:00 am

    kiha sai

    kapua sai

    mike milovale

    gus lavaka

    leo koloamatangi

    tui tuiasosopo

    feleti taufa

  11. wafan May 28, 2012 2:21 am

    Thankful that it is Memorial Day.

    Special thank you to the uku pila men and women for your sacrifices on our behalf.

  12. mo808 May 28, 2012 2:40 am

    Good morning!

    Will seven olineman be enough I wonder?

    Congratulations to Kama & Mrs Krab’s new edition to the ohana!

    Special thanks to those who fought and gave up their lives in defense of our country! We honor your service with remembrance today!

  13. mo808 May 28, 2012 2:41 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Justin Turner!

  14. mo808 May 28, 2012 2:41 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Justin Turner!

  15. mo808 May 28, 2012 2:42 am

    Had a feeling I’d trigger finger a double entry!

  16. wafan May 28, 2012 2:54 am

    Ahhhhh, just love the sound of new Warriors being added.

    Looking more and more like Turner goin be wun Warrior, fo’ reo!

  17. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 3:15 am

    Hmm. Count again. Only six.

  18. d1shima May 28, 2012 3:33 am

    Great Morning All from the PNW!

    A day to memorialize those who gave so much for us all. Mahalo.

  19. d1shima May 28, 2012 3:34 am

    Welcome Justin Turner!

  20. mctruck May 28, 2012 3:44 am

    how many years does Turner have to play?

    and good morning to all; blessings to all of our men and women serving our country, and remembrance for those no longer with us.

  21. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 3:47 am

    Turner has two to play two.

  22. wafan May 28, 2012 3:50 am

    Study points to a rise in the birth of twins.

    Older parents? Environment changes? Luck? Flukes?

  23. wafan May 28, 2012 3:51 am

    Once Burner Turner gets here the Warrior secondary should be awesome.

  24. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 3:59 am

    Fertility pills?

  25. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:00 am


    Isn’t that amazing? The punishment for missing school is to miss school.

  26. Bighilofan2 May 28, 2012 4:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Welcome to the Warriors, JT. you’re gonna have great company! and my hope is you keep on shining! more better for you in Hawaii than in Ohio. garans…. cuz we luv you man! :mrgreen:

  27. Bighilofan2 May 28, 2012 4:07 am

    always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves.

  28. wafan May 28, 2012 4:12 am

    An Honors kid, no less!

    I wonder if the judge understands what this means for an Asian.

  29. wafan May 28, 2012 4:13 am

    An Honors kid, no less!

  30. wafan May 28, 2012 4:14 am

    Oops. What happened?

    I meant to complete the sentence, “. . . an Asian or any other kid.”

  31. Garret May 28, 2012 4:14 am

    Good news about Turner! He could make an instant impact for the Warrior D.

  32. Bulla May 28, 2012 4:16 am

    hey DPK,

    nice photo of your better half at work in Queens Hospital…. good job Sweetie!

  33. Garret May 28, 2012 4:17 am

    Michigan having their football players train with the Navy Seals can only help their players on and off the field in the future.

    Hoke became particularly fond of the U.S. Navy SEALs during his two-year stint at San Diego State, which is located near a naval base. He since has tried to instill the specialized force’s maxims for discipline and leadership in his teams.

    He took that to a new level last week, when he sent 22 of his seniors to Southern California for a four-day summit with the SEALs. They also worked with kids at a clinic in Pasadena.

    “This is part of the growth and development of my players as young men,” Hoke told the Pasadena Sun. “When they go through the game of football, there are life lessons that are taught — them being accountable and having great commitment to each other.”

    “The one thing we noticed about these great athletes and men that we were around, is that after they left football, they just didn’t know how to be leaders,” Wellman told the Sun. “They didn’t understand what a leader is and what is expected of a leader and that’s something we wanted to change.”

  34. wafan May 28, 2012 4:19 am

    That is an odd headline on the SA Breaking News. A grave drought in NK.

  35. mctruck May 28, 2012 4:31 am

    Coach Hoke sending his seniors to Marine-boot camp, sounds reasonable to me; maybe coach Chow can arrange for his group to go to Kaneohe Marine Corps??

  36. mctruck May 28, 2012 4:32 am

    Wonder if Kaneohe MC has any SEALS??

  37. wafan May 28, 2012 4:33 am

    Tried yoga for a bit and could see it as an Olympic event.

    ‘Course there are going to be those who insist it should not. Wonder if they are the same one’s who say cheerleading is not a real sport.

  38. mctruck May 28, 2012 4:34 am


    I was reading that article last night on aol and yes…..heartless!

  39. wafan May 28, 2012 4:35 am

    mctruck . . .

    I know there is a joke about Hawai’ian seals in there somewhere.

    Keep your distance . . . (You are) in danger of extinction . . .

  40. wafan May 28, 2012 4:38 am

    Wondering if that judge is one of those who wants less government intrusion?

  41. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 5:04 am

    Good morning mates!

    Hope you all have a great Memorial Day.

    R.I.P. to all our loved ones, Family, Friends, Fallen Soldiers, looking over us each and everyday, guiding us, protecting us, and sharing with us the words of the All Mighty.

    Great news for the warrior program, I guess. 5 stars is good enough to get a, “Take a free ride on the Reading Rail, and collect $200 when you pass GO”,lol.

    Jmho, Maybe not so great news for, CB’s Bubba Poueu-Luna and Mike Sellers who both are entering fall camp as starters and may get bumped down the dept chart due to JHT moving over too FS if that’s the case. One of these back ups are going to get bumped down the dept chart to 3rd string, Kawika Ornellas, Leroy Lutu, Charles Clay, or Dee Maggitt. They will also be unhappy campers due to minimum pt at no#3, unless they all can impress and prove they belong there.

    Basically they all need to use this as a motivational tool and step there game up to the highest level, competing to make permanent mark on the field if they want to stay where there at. Currently perform above and beyond as a 5-star athlete. I just hope there are no strong existing favoritisms lingering because of the stars glazing in the eyes of those that maybe to blind to see a well rounded athlete, and yes it does exist in college football as well, and every where else in the world. We all want the best players on the field and that’s the way it should be.

    Congrats too Justin Turner!

    Welcome to Warrior Nation!

    Go Warriors!

  42. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 5:30 am

    Alooohaaa! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday so far.

    Looking forward to today’s game between the Celtics and the Heat. May the Heat win!

  43. mo808 May 28, 2012 5:38 am

    Wafan, I can’t believe what that judge ruled for that student! Heartless!

  44. kapakahi May 28, 2012 5:38 am

    JT on scholie?

  45. whitey May 28, 2012 5:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Today I will make time to remember all those who sacrificed to make this country proud and gave me my freedom. Thank you very much.

  46. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:45 am

    mctruck ~ If I tell you where the Navy SEALS are on island, I’ll have to dispatch a team to ‘help’ you disappear.

  47. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:50 am

    mctruck ~ Square business. We actually have a Tsilent Tsaiko that is assigned to ‘support’ the SEAL team unit. Of course, what would a team be without one?!

  48. kapakahi May 28, 2012 5:50 am

    From his JC highlights, looks as though JT played exclusively at safety (not at CB) for Scottsdale CC…..

  49. kapakahi May 28, 2012 5:58 am

    #17. ST,

    Does that mean Lavaka going on LDS mission first?

    OR that one of these guys (Koloamatangi, Lavaka or Taufa) slated to play DL instead?

  50. bigislandkurt May 28, 2012 5:58 am

    Kekoa….it’s Pearl Harbor that got the Seal team yeh?


  51. BigWave96744 May 28, 2012 6:00 am

    Wonder if JT will get Steven Christian’s scholie, this fall as SC graduated and will ST mentioned will play his 5th year at another school. BTW SC is one akamai guy and was a cartoon artist for the school newspaper…

  52. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:05 am

    JT looks like he does have a nose for the fb. Outstanding video highlights of his pass coverage, and his ability to lay some lumber. Mahalo for the link kapakahi.

  53. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:07 am

    Roger dat BIK. Where I live we have SEALS also…The Easter SEALS folks have their center here at Makakilo.

  54. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:18 am

    BIK ~ When you come over to our TG, you will be able to meet our Tsilent Tsaiko. He would be the guy dispensing all the fine wines they liberated from the enemy. Our very own Sailor Blue!

  55. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:24 am

    btw BIK…DPK’s Hilo ‘ohana was in town for a Sports event. We met for a breakfast of champions before they went on to destroy a team from Kailua! Check with Shon when dey get back, he has the damage report.

  56. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:30 am

    Kekoa: I thought BIK said he wanted to be awakened when football season starts. He can’t keep away from the WB, eh?

  57. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:32 am

    ST/Al ~ Getting back to the Oline guys mentioned above. After scanning thru all the vowels in the Poly language, I run across this guy that seems to be disguised as mild-mannered Mike Milovale. How did he get mixed-up in this All-Poly group?

  58. bigislandkurt May 28, 2012 6:33 am

    So good to hear about the continued good will and good breakfasts! 🙂 With a 4 year old and an 8 month old, it might be a little while before I can make it to the festivities. Yet I am always there in spirit! haaaa. Blessings to you and the Ohana kind sir.


  59. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:34 am

    Thar he is! again! Lol

  60. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:36 am

    My bro-in-law is Hawaiian-Chinese, but he has a haole name: Pete Thopson.

  61. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:36 am


  62. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:38 am

    gigi ~ BIK has a NOSE for the fb. That’s what draws him out…btw, he has a little linebacker-in-training on the farm. I know he’s gathering game film for him to watch instead of Barney and those other foo-foo stuffed animals.

  63. Haleakala May 28, 2012 6:51 am

    Wow, lot’s of good news for a holiday morning. It’s a nice way to start the day.

  64. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:58 am

    Haleakala: do you live on Maui?

  65. BigHiloFan2 May 28, 2012 7:00 am

    we all know Moriarty would notta done da same thing to a Donna Smith. jerk!

  66. BigHiloFan2 May 28, 2012 7:02 am

    sorry about da negativity. Moriarty in Clint Eastwood Kelly’s Heros brings dat one on me.

    have a splendid rest of the day. and again, welcome JT. welcome welcome welcome.

  67. CoolEthan May 28, 2012 7:09 am

    A day of never forgetting for our fallen.

    I honor you for our freedom, liberty and sacrafice.

  68. CoolEthan May 28, 2012 7:10 am

    Abraham Lincoln. Speaking in his Gettysburg Address, he said, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  69. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:15 am

    Hi CoolEthan. Long time no see.

  70. Kekoa May 28, 2012 7:28 am

    Re: #69


    I too salute my brothers-in-arms who soldiered with me, and gave their full measure in defense of the freedom we enjoy today.

  71. tommui May 28, 2012 7:29 am


    Lest we forget …

  72. TYaiea May 28, 2012 7:44 am

    What a beautiful memorial day. Reminder, at 6 pm(Hawaii time) catch the Lantern Floating Ceremony on KGMB. It’s a 90 minute program 6 to 7:30 This is a beautiful, touching, emotional ceremony and a beautiful ending to memorial day. Those on the mainland can catch it on or on This ceremony started as a Japanese thing but now is more Hawaiian and internatinal.

  73. Loa May 28, 2012 8:12 am

    morning gang!

    happy memorial day!

  74. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:15 am

    hmmm. I guess ST had insomnia last night (posted til 4 am today) and is probably sleeping right now.

  75. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:17 am

    Hi Loa. Haven’t seen you in awhile.

  76. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 8:19 am

    Cool, “and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”…then why can’t the people park at majic island—reserved for VIP’s.

  77. A-House May 28, 2012 8:22 am

    Gettysberg Address:

    maybe all our congressional delegates should study it, especially where it says, “of the people, for the people, and by the people” – no special interest group of any kind – no taking $$ under the table.

    also goes for our Supreme Court justices who don’t seem to mind a broad and direct conflict of interest in their actions/decisions.

  78. A-House May 28, 2012 8:24 am

    and, a very special Memorial Day to all those who have sacrificed in the defense of our country and their families who are left to carry on.

    and Gigi – it’s the Celtics!!!

  79. War E Or May 28, 2012 8:26 am

    Getting Turner could be huge….oppositions lead reciever is less of a worry if he stays true to his word!

  80. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:39 am

    A-House: You might be right. After all, the Celtics have beaten the Heat in the past.

    I just hope LeBron and Wade keep feeding off each other and play beautiful basketball.

    That’s all I ask. When they are in sync, they are so beautiful to watch.

  81. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:40 am

    Don’t choke, LeBron, whatever you do, don’t choke.

  82. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 8:45 am

    The good thing about the transition is there is no favortism. If a player gets on the coaches’ bad side, he must have done something wrong after January.

  83. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 8:51 am

    By the way, where’s the love? “Corner Route” is a good headline.

  84. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:51 am

    oh, you’re awake. Lol

  85. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:57 am

    ST: it’s favorItism (two eyes)

  86. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 8:58 am

    At first when I read “Corner Route”, I thought you meant a news paper delivery boy

    cutting around a corner on his Schwinn bike with a bag full of rolled newspapers…

  87. al May 28, 2012 9:17 am

    methinks lavaka will get a first look at og, dt if no can.

  88. al May 28, 2012 9:19 am

    st, could be six if one does not qualify or the walk-on runs elsewhere.

  89. lava May 28, 2012 9:19 am

    Like old times around here with some of the posters I see.

  90. al May 28, 2012 9:20 am

    corner route was good.

    “turned the corner” might have been a bit more poetic.

  91. al May 28, 2012 9:22 am

    gg…make up your mind. celtics…heat…celtics…heat????

  92. mctruck May 28, 2012 9:24 am


  93. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:29 am

    Al: I am soooo scared about today’s game. Gotta watch my blood pressure.

    I want the Heat to be champion, eventually, though. Let’s see that happen.

  94. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 9:33 am

    USC has a 375 pound, 6’6″ tackle named “Audrey” Walker.

    He went to Glanville, Ohio, high school…

    I used to know a girl named Audrey.

  95. SteveM May 28, 2012 9:34 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome Justin Turner! Cover those 3 classes well.

  96. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 9:36 am

    USC sells trojan helmets for fans like Wisconsin sells cheese heads.

    It would be nice if you could purchase a wearable ipu warrior helmet…

  97. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 9:37 am

    SteveM, ru gonna be 99 or 100 again?

  98. Na Koa Mike May 28, 2012 9:38 am

    Parking at Aiea Elementary is available for Na Koa Kai or higher membership levels for all home games and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

  99. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:39 am


  100. mctruck May 28, 2012 9:44 am

    Kekoa/wafan…uh, let’s see???

    o.k.,den….I was just asking bout the Seals, fo my friend last known address, unkown…bwwaaahaha!

  101. mctruck May 28, 2012 9:45 am


  102. A-joe May 28, 2012 9:52 am

    Ipu Man-

    Midnight has a wearable Ipu Warrior Helmet. He used it at the Sugar Bowl. Can ask him how he got it.

    Maybe you could also talk with Pomai to see if he could make one for you. Pomai makes magic with gourds.

  103. Kekoa May 28, 2012 9:53 am

    Re: #58 ‘What’s in a name?’

    ST/Al ~

    I got a note from a prominent village chief who tells me that Mike Milovale is actually of Polynesian heritage, and his name is also a Samoan chiefly name.

    He tells me that there are several families on island with European names that hold the title. Eugene Reid is just such a person. Eugene is the owner of the most popular Burger Stand in Samoa…I think he should advertise as the ‘Fo Real Burger King!

  104. mctruck May 28, 2012 9:55 am

    Ipu Man,

    Maybe named after, Gene Audrey, of western movies…….just joking.

  105. Kekoa May 28, 2012 10:00 am

    Ipu Man ~ If you talk to midnite about that helmet, he will tell you what a headache it was for him to wear in the stadium. I tell you what tho…we were all so PROUD to see him sitting there with it on, and looking so Regal and so H A W A I I A N!

  106. J-FORCE May 28, 2012 10:09 am

    Howzit all,

    More competition is always a good thing and everyone wants to be

    a warrior. Remember when most prospect wants to go away, BEWARE

    PAC 10 & others. Smellin’ football fever heating up fast and furious.

    Lets get ready to rumble in about 60 days. May the best man win.

    ’nuff said!

    Go Warriors!

  107. SteveM May 28, 2012 10:11 am

    whoa… just back from breakfast and we’re up to 107 already.

    Looks like Na Koa Mike took the #99 spot… 🙂

  108. Haleakala May 28, 2012 10:12 am


    I’ve lived on Maui for about 40 years now. I was raised in Wahiawa?

  109. Haleakala May 28, 2012 10:13 am

    I was raised in Wahiawa and attended Leilehua HS.

  110. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 10:17 am

    Thanks guys, I actually make ipu lamps…

    but none of my ipus big enough for my head.

    And it would need a nice soft padding inside,

    maybe royal gold satin on cotton…

  111. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:20 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Enjoyed the thunder and the wonder of the F-22 Raptor flyover at our Punchbowl hale

    this morning. On this day, we give thanks, prayers and remembrance to those who gave so much!

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:23 am

    How ’bout this headliner for today’s post: “Top DB recruit cornered!” Welcome to the Warriors, Justin!

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:31 am


    Thanks for the heads up about Sweety on the SA front page today! The great folks at Queens have put two years of hard work into standing that Video Interpreter program up, and it has done wonders for them thus far. It is hoped that this system can serve as a model for other hospitals in service to patients who who’s first language is not english.

    Love the picture! Dat’s my girl! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  114. sports for fun May 28, 2012 10:32 am

    Um, isn’t Mr. Turner safety? Maybe the headline should have been, “A Safety Route”…jus’ sayin’. ST, I do like your headline though. 🙂

  115. SteveM May 28, 2012 10:33 am


    May 28th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I was raised in Wahiawa and attended Leilehua HS

    Interesting. In first year of the Warrior Beat blog, I was collecting blog names and trying to identify the mainland and international bloggers. Jason was collecting which high school everyone attended.

    I think Jason felt that people would rally/socialize among their high school classmates.

    My finding Al and hawnstln was pure coincidence.

    No rally, just a lot of eating… 🙄

    If you live on a neighbor island…or outside Hawaii…please share your city/location. You might be surprised who lives near you. Mainland/International Tsai-ko list at…

  116. al May 28, 2012 10:33 am

    kekoa…i was well aware of mike milovale’s heritage. i thought st was just joking around.

    unless he thought the so’le was an italian?

  117. al May 28, 2012 10:35 am

    bighilo also has a foam warrior helmet.

  118. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 10:43 am


    Hey, sounds great. Light. Cool. And can be mass produced?

    Does he look fearsome in it?

  119. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:50 am

    Speaking of folks who have served our country admriably, it was great having breakfast with Kekoa and Da Queen of the ceded lands at Nancy’s yesterday. After some in depth discussion with our Big Island family members, it was discovered that our family, along with everyone else in the state, is very deeply related to Kekoa and Aunty Diana! So like it or not big fella, from here on it out, it’s “Uncle Kekoa” for you! Honored to have you folks so closely related to us! 🙂

    BTW – “Uncle” Kekoa, you and Aunty Diana will be happy to know that your Nephew Israel and the rest of da Puna kua’aina will be playing for 3rd place in the state at 12:30 today down at Waipio! Mahalo again for erryting! 😉

  120. jm2375 May 28, 2012 10:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Welcome Mr. Turner!

    Ipu Man – da foam helmet is sold at Rainbowtique.

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:59 am

    Ipu Man –

    Beeh Heelo looks fearsome no mattah what! Even when he sleepin’ li dat! 😆

    #115, sports for fun –

    Just to be sure, Tsai could use the headline: “5 Star safety recruit cornered.” 🙂

  122. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 11:11 am

    DPK: I found Sweety’s photo on the inside pages of the hard copy of the SA today. It heads the Money section.

  123. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 11:14 am

    Haleakala: I figured you live in Maui. Lol. Hard to guess, eh?

  124. Derek May 28, 2012 11:17 am

    I will celebrate when Turner gets here and is cleared to play. Same for Demar Dorsey and Myles! Whats up with them? And we know what Yogi always says, i.e.

    1) Fresno St. came all the way back and beat Sac. St. twice to win the WAC title.

    2) What was a comfortable 3 stroke lead on the last hole, a 2 stroke penalty for not marking his ball correctly almost cost Zach Johnson the title.

    3) A late 3 pointer by James Harden made the Spurs win the game by 3, 101-98. But Oklahoma City won “if you were betting” by covering the spread. If you were playing San Antonio you must be sick today.

    We pause today to celebrate and remember all the men and women who have the ultimate sacrifices for your country. No more important to me this year because my dad passed away in January at 93 as a 442nd RCB veteran. He is inturned at Punchbowl w/ my mom.

  125. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 11:22 am

    Miracles do happen. Never give up on the Heat. Lol

  126. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 11:30 am

    ST, every where you go, every where you turn and look, there is some sort of favoritism by individuals who doesn’t quite see the whole picture, and views things differently regardless of the continuous mistakes done by that particular person(s). In fact its happening right now as we speak, in your back yard.

  127. Haleakala May 28, 2012 11:36 am

    SteveM: I went into your website and took a look. Between the record keeping and photos on your website plus your Tsaiko cruise newsletter, you do an awesome job in cataloguing and informing. Terrific!

  128. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 12:07 pm

    jm2375, that’s not the “ipu” helmet, but interesting, but not “fearsome”…

    Maybe a Hawaiian warrior helmet could be printed on brown paper sacks

    en masse and students and us could wear them by the thousands and scare

    the opponents with our fierceness…

  129. whitey May 28, 2012 12:23 pm

    Ipu Man, guud one. hahahahaaaa

  130. koakane May 28, 2012 12:28 pm

    just back from showing my respects to popo and gung gung

    want to add my aloha and mahalo to those now serving and away from their families

  131. Derek May 28, 2012 12:33 pm

    Myself, I like Turn(er) the Corner.

  132. al May 28, 2012 12:34 pm

    well bighilo thinks he looks fearsome….{{{chuckles…}}}

  133. Kekoa May 28, 2012 12:35 pm

    Derek ~ I had the honor of bringing my military Hawaiian Club members to the town of Bruyerres, France on the (then) 35th anniversary of the liberation of their town by the men of 442nd.

    Not only did they save the town, but this is also where they had rescued the Texas Battalion. A US army unit that was surrounded by the Germans in the mountains just outside of town.

    We had a group of singers and dancers entertain at the town hall on the 1st nite. The next day we gathered at the memorial the town had placed at the main battle site. The men of the 442nd that made the trip from Hawaii had their trip chronicled by KGMB. After all the speeches were made the Mayor and other businessmen opened the town to us.

    All of us representing Hawaii were given buttons to wear that identified us. It allowed us to eat in any restaurant for free. Any retail articles we shopped for was given to us for free. The lodging for those who stayed in the hotels, free. Drinks…on the house. All of this good-will was because of the heroic actions of the 442nd. We felt like we had to maintain the honor of those men, so everyone behaved accordingly. It was such a chicken-skin weekend.

    Now I see that your father was one of those brave soldiers. I can’t tell you how proud I was to have heard the many stories of valor from the people who were saved by he and his men. They even took us to the exact spot where the action took place. They lived up to their motto. They really did, “Go For Broke!”

  134. al May 28, 2012 12:37 pm

    as st mentioned previously they were targeting turner.

    dorsey needs help academically, though its still a possibility.

    myles is a long shot.

    then again we may not have any scholies available anyway, therefore, moot point.

  135. al May 28, 2012 12:37 pm

    still have some bounceback boys.

  136. al May 28, 2012 12:38 pm

    a new name may surface.

  137. J-FORCE May 28, 2012 12:48 pm

    Drama hea, drama, dea, drama errywere, but at the end of the day,

    we still gotta play. It happen all the time. Youth sports, adult sports

    swimming, soccer, etc.

  138. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 12:52 pm

    Al…you give us news before local tv and even the SA.


  139. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 1:02 pm

    Gigi –

    Tanks for da heads up!

  140. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:16 pm

    Re: JD2

    Having gone to the source, the WB has learned JD2 received a letter of recommendation from, among others, Maile Chow — even before her father was named head coach. The UH coaches viewed videos of JD2, and were really impressed.

    The point is, the number of walk-ons will be limited under this regime. To get a walk-on shot, a player has to be very good.

  141. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:19 pm

    By the way, it’s only five new OLs.

  142. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 1:19 pm

    DPK: If you want me to mail you the article, you can email me your address.

  143. wafan May 28, 2012 1:20 pm

    So are all walk-ons going to be considered to be invited walk-ons?

  144. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:23 pm



  145. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:24 pm

    It’s a tricky thing with walk-ons.

    Teams actually are limited to the number of visits and such. You have to make sure the walk-on is recruiting you, not the other way around.

  146. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 1:26 pm

    Like I said, it will be a leaner roster. There won’t be that many first-day additions.

    The emphasis will be on making accurate assessments in recruiting. In the past, mistakes can be made on scholarship guys because the walk-ons could fill in.

  147. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 1:28 pm

    ST: thanks for the clarification. Hope it satisfies some disgruntled, sour grapes, people!!!

  148. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 1:29 pm

    ST: was the lean roster concept common at the schools Chow coached at?

  149. Wes'side Warrior May 28, 2012 1:30 pm

    Howzit, everyone!

    Looking forward to Fall, and the finalizing of our roster for the upcoming season.

    Taking a pause for the cause… remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate price in the name of freedom.

    Not on much lately, as our internet connection seems to want to be memorialized soon also. So much for high speed cable internet. Too bad the neighborhood we’re in is specifically a single-cable-company neighborhood. Yet another reason to move back home soon! Hahaha!

    Looking forward to seeing LilRich and Bruddah Mo soon!

  150. kama krab May 28, 2012 1:44 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Mahalo on the congrats for my new son. The boy ready for turn and crawl already. Braddah just came out last week monday. Just such a blessing and I thank God for giving another joy in my life. Once again mahalo for the congrats.

  151. Old School Dave May 28, 2012 1:46 pm

    Rule #1 as a head coach – you can’t please everyone, nor should you try to. NC’s priority is to improve the talent level (no disrespect to the previous coaching regime, past or current players). Fans and observers need to understand that many things under the new coaching regime will not be the same as the past (again, no disrespect to the previous coaching regime or players). Priority should be towards recruiting the best players (worthy of a scholarship). A walk-on had better be pretty good and ready to impress right away. I see nothing wrong with this. If they’re good enough and impress, you’re still going to find a Richard Torres, Cory Paredes, or Bryant Moniz. However, gone are the days when you still keep players that don’t know how to back peddle (Rich Miano’s days) or coaches telling certain players to run laps around Cooke Field during practice, in hopes that they would someday lose the pounds and become contributing players.

  152. kama krab May 28, 2012 1:53 pm

    Oh and thanks ST for clearing that up. I would have never gone to the length of standing up for the boy if I never thought that he would be any good. Just watching his video’s made me very impressed in his movements and his ability to read blocks. Like the coaches, I came away very impressed and know that this boy will make an impact. It’s just real sad that there are some people that would even think of a conspiracy theory for the reason that this kid got his chance. Shame on those who think that this kid got his chance because of who his father is. Some kids just do it with hard work and dedication.

  153. kama krab May 28, 2012 2:03 pm

    Old School Dave #152,

    Amen on everything you said. This is a new regime that is bringing big time concepts to (hard to say) small time program. I would say the past two regimes pretty much based there recruiting around what they could get from there walk-on program. JJ was kind of handicapped with budgets and stuff but Mack had none of those problems and still could not bring in a lot of solid talent. I think the recruiting philosophies of this coaching staff is more close to what the big boys do. We may not get all the best but guess what, they now know that Hawaii will be willing to play with the big boys for there services.

  154. Midnight May 28, 2012 2:23 pm

    Ajoe and Ipu Man – I made the ipu helmet from a large gourd. I gave it to one of my nephews.

    Go Warriors!

  155. tommui May 28, 2012 2:28 pm

    kama krab – congrats and best wishes!

  156. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 2:31 pm

    Gigi –

    You da bestest Aunty!

    Tanks to your heads up, I ran my lazy okole out for MickeyD’s lunch and three copies of todays SA for Sweety’s mainland folks. And your reminder ’bout the playoff today has Sweety parked on the sofa and yellin’ her heart out! She sends a big mahalo to you! 😉

  157. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 2:32 pm

    Belated gratz to Kama and his ‘ohana on the latest blessing!

  158. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 2:33 pm

    DPK: that’s terrific!

  159. Shoko May 28, 2012 2:45 pm

    Hearing about new talented recruits coming into the program and football season yet to start is like getting a birthday present and not being unwrap it!

    Is it football time yet?

    Much thanks to those who served and sacrificed in defense of our country.

  160. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 2:47 pm

    Midnight, passing on the torch…

  161. wafan May 28, 2012 2:50 pm

    LV had a home made foam helmet.

    I wonder what happened to it.

  162. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 2:57 pm

    Well, there’s a project for some enterprizing UH graduate without a job…

    think, design and mass-produce an “ipu-looking” helmet souvenir that fans can

    wear with pride…worldwide. Maybe a surfer maker would have access to

    the surfboard foam manufacturing process but for a lightweight ipu helmet.

  163. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 2:58 pm

    MadeinHawaii probably could muscle one out of Koa…

  164. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 3:10 pm

    Rule #1AA:

    A head coach will succeed with recruiting the best talent across the country, as long as his assistants do a fine job at it. A head coach cannot do it alone, so his trust and faith in his assistant coaches who are authorize to recruit, is very dependent on it. If not, we’ve seen this happen many times where a head coach cuts loose his entire coaching staff including close friends, in order to revive not only the program, but to save his job as well. Nothing personal, its all about business.

  165. whitey May 28, 2012 3:16 pm

    kama krab, congratualtions on your family’s latest addition. No rush da buggah to turn over, cause the next thing, he going be motoring on all four and you no can catch him. lol!!!!!

  166. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 3:16 pm

    To help honor our men in uniform, I googled to see if the non-officers played football.

    According to Wikipedia, the US Clark military air base in the Philipines used to have

    football: The football stadium on base, The Bamboo Bowl, later renamed Challenger Field, was largely used for high school football games as the school did not have its own athletic field. In addition to high school football games it also hosted rec league football games for ages 8–18. The high school football teams were actually part of the rec league. The base’s sole high school, Wagner High, actually had multiple football teams. It was also used for the base’s 11 man tackle football league which not only included teams from Clark but from Subic Naval Base as well.

    Clark Air Base was arguably the most urbanized military facility in history, and was the largest American base overseas. At its peak around 1990, it had a permanent population of 15,000. It had a base exchange, a large commissary, a small shopping arcade, a branch department store, cafeterias, teen centers, a hotel, miniature golf, riding stables, and other concessions.

    Angeles City bars were legendary, particularly around the red-light district on Fields Avenue. As a result, Clark’s servicemen’s clubs were under considerable pressure to serve its members with wholesome entertainment. All three were large-scale operations: the Officer’s Club (CABOOM) near the parade ground, the Top Hat Club for NCOs near Lily Hill (moved to near the Silver Wing around 1986), and the Coconut Grove Airmen’s Club with indoor palm trees. The NCO Club was a very extensive operation and operated an upscale dining room, an in-house thrift shop, and a calendar of daily activities. It regularly brought major bands and artists from the United States to perform.

    At least a hundred sponsored clubs and organizations were active on the base, including Knights of Columbus, a Latino American club, martial arts dojos, and more. Two major movie theaters operated daily: the Bobbitt Theater which played first-run films, and the Kelly Theater which showed older releases. By 1988 the Kelly no longer showed films at all but was used for Commander’s Calls and large squadron sized meetings. In the late 1960s and early 1970s movies were also shown at the Bamboo Bowl.

  167. whitey May 28, 2012 3:19 pm

    Ipu Man, I can see that halloween will be more fun at aloha this year.

  168. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 3:24 pm

    Back in the sixties, a high school buddy of mine dropped out of college and enlisted

    in the Air Force for four years. He was stationed in Weisbaden, Germany his last

    three years and said, “It was a great time for I played service football and

    traveled all over Europe playing football games and seeing the different countries

    in Europe.”

    Wonder if the military still has teams like dat.

  169. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 3:26 pm

    Kekoa, thank you for your chicken skin moment #134 “Go For Broke!”

  170. whitey May 28, 2012 3:32 pm

    IpuMan, it is a great place to learn Filipino culture and language. It is one of the fastest growing towns and Clark Airport will become the Philippine International Airport in a few years replacing Manila when it shuts down. Clark is already an international airport for quite a few asian airlines and countries and the latest airline is Dragon Air, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. They will service Clark to Hong Kong, once a week flight with an introductory fare of $70 per person round trip and for the Filipino Overseas workers, $35 one way. Includes complementary drinks. distance about 650 miles.

  171. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 3:57 pm

    Whitey, that is interesting.

  172. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:02 pm

    If a person was unemployed and was out job hunting, putting in applications at numerous employers. What would be the chances of them landing that job? How many times would that person ask a family, friend, or even someone they just met if they had a job opening at where they work at? A series of questions would follow, “Do you have the pull? Can you talk to your boss in hiring me? Could I use you as reference?”.

    One way or another, 85-95% of the time we all have gone down this road before. 75-80% of the time we get hired because we know someone who works there, or the person we know has a good relationship with someone who knows someone else who works there. So the chances of knowing someone who know someone, that knows someone else is always an advantage in everyday life. JJ, NC, and many of the other coaches has a good relationship with people in the NFL who gave opportunities to our former warriors, rather then those who don’t.

    So when a statement is made saying that JD2’s Father does some sort of administrative work at lower campus rings a bell that some sort of line of connection was made, due to the fact that others never had including scholly players who where currently on the roster. But now its being clarified differently and kinda late that he was being looked at prior, kinda hard to believe considering the amount of top athletes coming out of the state from numerous D1 schools prior and to date. That’s just my opinion on it, don’t take it personal.

  173. tommui May 28, 2012 4:16 pm

    What do you think of a person who keeps insisting that some people have pull and other people that never make the grade because they don’t have pull?

    What does one think of top athletes coming out of the state that can’t get a nod from UH and have to go to USC, UDub, Stanford etc because they don’t have pull at UH?

    Give it a rest – that’s just my opinion on it, don’t take it personal.

  174. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 4:26 pm

    I went to buy some camouflage underwear the other day but I couldn’t find any…


  175. kama krab May 28, 2012 4:27 pm

    Eh Al,

    I thought Lavaka was recruited as a DT. I could see him as a OG but just thought he was going to be a DT along with Dejon Allen.

    Speaking of Allen, could also see him as an OG too.

  176. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 4:31 pm

    Did you hear about the Portuguese guy who tried water polo but his horse drowned?

  177. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:34 pm

    By the way, I used the phrase “does administrative work” because most smart and reasonable people know that that Donovan is the AD.

  178. mctruck May 28, 2012 4:35 pm


    get-pull?, or no mo pull?, dat is da question…..I’m wit u; give it a rest already, geeez!

  179. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:35 pm

    #174 tommui, sure got your attention…..tsaiko! Nothing personal, lol.

  180. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:37 pm

    #177, horses can swim……lol

  181. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:38 pm

    Smart people ay? Not whole lot of’em lately…

  182. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:39 pm

    I’m sure JD has the pull…..

  183. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:39 pm

    I try not to hurt people’s feelings, but in the more than quarter century I’ve been a UH beat writer, I know that winning is more important to a coach than anything else. So if a player is cut or doesn’t start, hate to say this, sometimes they’re just not better than the other guy. Does that mean they’re not good players? No. Not at all. Often they’re very, very good players. It just means that others are better. Sometimes it is a numbers game. Sometimes it’s just bad timing. It’s easier to blame others but sometimes someone is just better.

  184. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:43 pm

    I’ll give this a rest, since da tsikoz are getting auuunuts!.

  185. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:44 pm

    Like I said . . .

  186. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 4:45 pm

    BTW, much respect to yah ST. Just expressing opinions. Some may agree, some may not, just no get auuunuts!…lol

  187. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 4:47 pm

    Hubby predicts a sweep. Heat all the way.

    Me? I think the Celtics will put up a good fight in games 3, 4, 5. Whether they win in the end remains to be seen.

  188. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:49 pm

    There were these two high school teammates. Both were good athletes. Both were really good guys. One got a scholarship, the other didn’t. The second guy tried to walk on, but didn’t make the team. The guy who got the scholarship was playing a need position. The guy who didn’t was battling a very talented group featuring a few who would go on to the pros.

    Any other time, maybe . . .

    But this is what the whole debate is about, right? That some feel a spot is being taken by a less-deserving person. Well, this is the coaches’ decision. They’re not going to waste time on someone who can’t help.

  189. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 4:49 pm

    ST: how important are height and weight? Will JD2 be able to compete on the collegiate level against guys who are much taller and heavier?

    His tape says he is 6 feet, 210 lbs.

  190. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 4:52 pm


    I do appreciate your comments and opinions.

    And it is good to pose questions. But while I think the AD is fair game, I don’t think it’s fair to have JD2’s worth scrutinized. He’s just a kid. He’s innocent in this debate.

  191. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 4:53 pm

    But the Portuguee guy’s horse was a __________________?

  192. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 4:55 pm

    Celtics got any interesting players?

    Heat we know got King James.

  193. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 4:55 pm

    Big Chicken?

  194. Moocher May 28, 2012 4:56 pm

    I’m based in both Singapore and Manila and in Asia budget airlines are huge.

    Most flights are 3 hours or less with great stops such as Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Osaka, Incheon, etc. The budget airlines cost are extremely low…much lower then forgive me but Hawaiian Airlines to an outer island.

    Here’s something funny… for a while I supplied teriyaki spam musubis on Cebu Pacific Airlines international routes. But I stopped, sometimes you wait 3 months or more before the airlines pays you–not good for cash flow and operations 🙂

    What the airlines does to cut back costs…is because most trips are short…they allow vendors to sell their food, drinks, snacks, etc. on consignment on board the airlines. That way the passengers still have options for in-flight items if they want-in fact much more variety!

    More importantly, the airlines saves by not buying food items, and then saves again by collecting a percentage of sales from the consignment deal with vendors. This way they do not pass any added hidden costs in the ticket to passengers. Anyways, it’s just one of the things they do…but all vendors must use the airlines logo or name on the packaging…passengers have no idea that food items do not come from the airlines in-flight kitchen 🙂

    Just thought I’d share that…food-tailgating-football-road games-travel-airlines-food on airlines…it’s all relevant 🙂

    Thanks to our vets…

  195. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 5:00 pm

    Nuff said, thanks ST. I understand, I felt the same way too. If only you knew what happens behind closed curtains. We wouldn’t be having this debate.

    #192 Ipu Man, lol

  196. chopsueyboy May 28, 2012 5:03 pm


    Do you know Chilly Sasaki from 442nd?

    My HBA Class of 1971 classmate’s father

  197. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 5:09 pm

    Welcome back chopsueyboy—long time no see.

  198. RedZone May 28, 2012 5:10 pm

    Just my opinion but I was hoping that JD2 would have a shot at playing for the warriors. And now I am happy that he is.

  199. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:17 pm

    169.Ipu Man:

    May 28th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Back in the sixties, a high school buddy of mine dropped out of college and enlisted

    in the Air Force for four years. He was stationed in Weisbaden, Germany his last

    three years and said, “It was a great time for I played service football and

    traveled all over Europe playing football games and seeing the different countries

    in Europe.”

    Wonder if the military still has teams like dat.

    Ipu Man ~

    The answer is a resounding YES! Schofield Barracks was a hotbed of Military Football in the late 50’s & early 60’s. Lots of local talent on display under the Lights. Local boys like Bobby Park and Skippy Gomard to name a few were playing in the Infantry Division Intramural league. Their *Cacti* team was the crowd favorite.

    I remember going with my uncles to watch and hang with the players after, since they were former HS teamates that chose to go into the service. When Viet Nam cranked up, it cut the intramural program at company level, and left just the larger Post level teams barely breathing.

    I had played one season in Korea in ’65. I had another opportunity at Ft. Lewis WA., but the team was due to disband by the end of our ’74 season. We were told the the Army could no longer support the program for lack of funding.

    When I arrived in Europe, the Air Force was starting their last season. With no Army teams to play, and just a smattering of German Club teams. Football suffered a horrible setback. When I left Europe in 1980, the World Football league had just started recruiting players, and not surprisingly a few of the players came from out of the US Military. Colleges recruited players out of these club teams, some got NFL tryouts.

    What’s interesting to note is at the same time, 9 out of our 11 US Olympic boxers were from out of the military. It wasn’t unusual to go to the Post Gym at Ft. Bragg and see the entire ABC Sports Crew doing a broadcast of our boxers Vs Foreign fighters. Tune up matches prior to the Games.

  200. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:35 pm

    Ipu Man ~ Let me set things straight. I meant to say that football at that level no longer exists in the military. I got caught up with the way things used to be. Sowee…

    The military Sports program today consists mostly of smaller team sports, but at a much higher level of competition. Teams like Men’s Volleyball in all branches of the service are played at certain times of the year.

    Training camp coaches accept nominees from the various units from around the world. They usually meet at a training camp like Ft. Shafter to select the final 20 players for the All Army Team for instance. Pearl Harbor might be hosting the All Navy Team, and so on. Once they have had time to practice and play games against some local colleges, they will meet for the InterService Competition for the Championship match.

    It doesn’t matter what youjr military job is. You are on temporary assignment orders to play Volleyball, period. Your unit loses admin control of you during the entire time you are playing and traveling around the world with the team. That’s why your friend from college was so happy to play military football back in the day! That was his ‘job.’

  201. wowlaulau May 28, 2012 5:35 pm

    #173 Give it a rest, you have made this same point numerous times. Time to move on … it is getting old very quickly

  202. kawika49 May 28, 2012 5:38 pm

    #175 just buy beije short, will covever the organic stains, and match the background.

  203. kawika49 May 28, 2012 5:38 pm

    #175 just buy beije short, will covever the organic stains, and match the background.

  204. kawika49 May 28, 2012 5:51 pm

    #201 Hey kekoa, no give up; I played 9 man football in Bad Tolz and i got the bruises to prove it.

  205. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:53 pm

    CS boy ~ I don’t recall that name. There were many veterans that were in attendance back then. So many names and faces, so little time to get to know them. The memorial that the town put up, names everyone who participated in that battle.

    If you should ever have the opportunity to plan a visit, you should. It is a beautiful mountain town that looks so peaceful today. Hard to imagine the horrible conditions they suffered thru then. The photos they have of the town is one of almost total destruction!

  206. Kekoa May 28, 2012 5:57 pm

    Hey kawika! That and flag football was all left, yeah?! Even today, flag is catching on again.

  207. SteveM May 28, 2012 6:00 pm

    Derek — sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My mom started helping out with 442nd M company meetings recently and notes that they are few and most are over 90 now. She got drawn in by my aunt (mother of Gaye at Genji’s) whose husband and my father served together in the 442nd. Al’s father was in the 442nd also

    Another uncle went into Punchbowl earlier this month. Each year makes Memorial Day sadder and more significant.

  208. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:04 pm

    #207 but us guys with the airborne brigades nevah played flag football, as it wa intended.

    By the way Kekoa, find some portugese contractors to build some sky boxes at the Stan.

  209. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:11 pm

    kawika ~ You got your bruises during or aftah da game. There were times wen da games were replayed in da clubs aftah! Hehehe…

  210. polywarrior4life May 28, 2012 6:13 pm

    #202 wowlaulau, time for you start ignoring, get a life, plead the 5th or something, and move on. Come back from return from lala land and tell scotty to beam you back to earth, lol.

  211. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:16 pm

    Aftah sarge

  212. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:21 pm

    I am sure, if they took the upper ring of the stan. Turned the in to sky boses. There would be a lot of sponsors to take them.

  213. Hank May 28, 2012 6:21 pm

    NC had a lot of nice things to say about Ronald Fields, and if he works out…our secondary should be exciting to watch with Turner, Edwards and JHT. I also thought that Dee Maggitt should have played more because he looked like a playmaker when the lights went on.

  214. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 6:21 pm

    Around l962-64, I got to play at the Fort Bragg gym for the 13th Psy-Ops Batallion basketball team. But it was not my job—just had to squeeze in practice and games when we could. My position? To hold down the bench…

  215. Hank May 28, 2012 6:21 pm

    …my gut tells me that Higgins will eventually start.

  216. Hank May 28, 2012 6:23 pm

    Getting Kapua Sai is huge…he should form one side of the line with Milovale.

  217. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:26 pm

    We were always lighter then the legs, but we made it up with determination; and hitting below the belt.

  218. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 6:26 pm

    Wonder if Milovale’s name comes from the tree?

    Milo is beautiful very tough wood…

  219. Kekoa May 28, 2012 6:27 pm

    kawika ~ Tried for have my friend build UH West campus with a new type of concrete. This stuff is amazing. It’s fireproof, waterproof (resists mold & mildew), termite proof and that alone should have been considered as the best material to use. Other worthy ‘green’ components to it, as well as strength and speed in putting the building up.

    Bottom line…not a union contractor. When they were told that it is a new company willingly to train union workers to work with this system, and get certified…they just pulled out of the negotiations. Unions, pftttt.

    Had they let my friend do the project, the school would have been ready LAST summer instead of this August. Lord help those kids if the AC ever goes out, or there is a fire.

    Sky boxes at the Stan is very doable. The money isn’t.

  220. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:33 pm

    #270 have the purchasers. pay for it. They want it they pay for it. BOH, CPB. you name it. It can be done if they want it.

  221. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:36 pm

    How about a nice comfy lounge during a basketball, or a volleball game; with a catered dinner. and/or pupus.

  222. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:42 pm

    BTW. Kekoa; caugt a 540 ahi the other day. BWaaaaaha.

  223. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 6:45 pm

    Kawika49, sounds like you are talking about the two chairs in front

    of Gigi’s tv…

  224. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:47 pm


  225. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:47 pm

    #244 u dont know me

  226. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:48 pm

    Well it wasn’t ahi, but I baked 3 filets of salmon tonight with teri sauce and green onions. Was ono.

  227. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 6:48 pm

    Who’s #244?

  228. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:49 pm

    Kawika, you need better glasses.

  229. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:49 pm


  230. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:50 pm

    shb #224

  231. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:51 pm

    really enjoyed my trip to the Big Island last summer. Memories.

  232. Ipu Man May 28, 2012 6:51 pm

    sorry if i offended you…

  233. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:52 pm

    Kawika: The Big Island cookies you gave us were ono. We ate them all in one day. Lol.

  234. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 6:53 pm

    Was really taxing to climb all those steep stairs at Akaka Falls. So out of shape.

  235. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:55 pm

    #233 No ofense takn, just a decrepit pathinder.

  236. kawika49 May 28, 2012 6:57 pm


  237. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:02 pm

    #235 You need a lighter muu muu. By the way, I now wear a lavalava when I play golf; thanks for the tip.

  238. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:04 pm

    haha. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  239. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:05 pm

    I have pictures

  240. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:05 pm

    Kawika: sounds like you live a nice life — fishing and golfing.

  241. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:05 pm

    do you own a boat, too, or do you rent it?

  242. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:06 pm

    Freedom in movement

  243. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:06 pm

    Want to sell the sum gun, getting too old.

  244. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:08 pm

    58 foot stellar 2000

  245. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:10 pm

    58 foot? wow. that’s big.

    I sailed a 27 foot sloop between islands back in 1975.

    so seasick. I had to be tethered to the railing b/c the waves were so high. Looked like the boat would capsize.

  246. Ralph May 28, 2012 7:10 pm

    New Mexico State makes it to the Tucson region, Fresno State to Palo Alto. Fullerton State was the only entrant from the Big West to the Eugene regional.

  247. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:13 pm

    More room in the back; If we go hand line at night we, we have more room on the side.

  248. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 7:15 pm

    you should sell the fish you catch. Bet you could make a bundle.

  249. Ralph May 28, 2012 7:17 pm

    must have been a bad year for USC, Texas, Oklahoma State and Arizona State, none of them made the 64 teams selected for regional play.

  250. kawika49 May 28, 2012 7:19 pm

    I’m the princess pupule of Aku or Ahi. I do it for enjoyment, not for a living.

  251. Old School Dave May 28, 2012 7:20 pm

    Sometimes things are just not meant to be. The late Jesse Mahelona (Kealakehe HS) is an example. He spent a couple of years in the UH program, decided that going to a JUCO in CA would probably be best, and it was (JUCO AA honors resulting in a scholarship to Tennessee where he was a 2-yr starter). Kimo Von Oelhoffen was another example of a player who walked on at UH from Molokai HS, then transferred to a JUCO in Washington resulting in a scholarship to Boise State, and then an NFL career of some 12 years. Had both players remained at UH, I think their lives would have been quite different.

  252. Old School Dave May 28, 2012 7:26 pm

    The impression I get from Norm Chow and his staff is that they are not intimidated by BCS schools when recruiting players. Instead of backing off from a recruit that is being recruited by BCS schools, NC and his staff seem to recruit even harder. June Jones would back off and look elsewhere when such a situation occurred (correct me if I’m wrong).

  253. Ralph May 28, 2012 7:40 pm

    if you didn’t personally ask June Jones if he backed off from recruiting players on the BCS radar than you could be wrong. “June Jones would back off” are strong words, it could be your opinion but you state it as though you are in the “know”.

  254. Observant May 28, 2012 8:01 pm

    The freedom we honor today is more than exemplified in post 253. Idiots are free to express their ignorance on this blog. We are more than free to care less.

    What a beautiful thing. I love this country.

  255. Observant May 28, 2012 8:03 pm

    my apologies OSD. The blog host freely removed the original post.

  256. kapakahi May 28, 2012 8:04 pm

    With OL depth issues still a concern, where are the OL walk-ons?

    Adding 5 new OL this Fall, but still doesn’t make up for the 12 OL lost from last season…..8 scholie OL (Faaumu, Hansen, Laurel, Lefiti, Legay, Leonard, Olds, Sapolu)….and 4 walk-on OL (Collins, Daniel, Lim, Purdy)…..with Hollowed the only remaining OL walk-on from last season.

    Still gotta have enough OL to line up for the scout team for regular season practices.

  257. Kekoa May 28, 2012 8:05 pm

    Wow dat was one huge Ahi, kawika. At the markets, ahi is sold at The Gold Guys prices.

  258. Old School Dave May 28, 2012 8:06 pm

    As I said, it was just my impression. Sorry if I upset anyone. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Have a good evening, all.

  259. kapakahi May 28, 2012 8:09 pm

    BTW…..OT walk-on Mahaulu also an uncertainty to be with the team in the Fall… could be 13 OL lost from last season.

    Adding 5 new OL still leaves a deficit of at least 7 OL compared to last season.

  260. kapakahi May 28, 2012 8:16 pm

    BTW, forgot to count Lolotai….who converted from OL to TE….which leaves a deficit of at least 8 OL compared to last season.

  261. Kekoa May 28, 2012 8:21 pm

    Gigi ~ Pathfinders are highly regarded elite paratroopers in an airborne unit. Not everyone completes the course certification. They are the 1st ones in as they lead the way for the others to follow. That’s why some develop a weird sense of humor. It helps take the edge off and allows you to just get out and do it!

  262. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:23 pm

    #258 We know, all is good till someone buy the boat. Getting close though.

  263. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:24 pm

    Kawika was a Pathfinder? Sounds like a dangerous assignment.

  264. papajoe2 May 28, 2012 8:28 pm

    #263 Sumida’s

  265. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 8:29 pm

    Gigi –

    Kawika is a dangerous guy – especially if you happen to be a super sized Ahi living in the vacinity of the Big Island! 😉

    He, Uncle Kekoa and my oldest Bro were in ‘Nam at the same time and all I can say is I’m glad they were on OUR side!

  266. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:30 pm

    Gigi not dangerous, just stupid. But better pay.

  267. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:32 pm

    Gigi, all we were were the first in, clear it and the last out.

  268. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:33 pm

    Kekoa: weren’t you a paratrooper also?

  269. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:35 pm

    He was a beenie.

  270. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:36 pm

    A Greenie type.

  271. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:36 pm

    Kawika: were you in Vietnam in 1969? That year, I lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Lots of soldiers in Bangkok, and lots of Thais wanted to learn American English from me.

  272. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:39 pm

    Yes, As a brigade we were in the vicinity from jan 68-Dec 69 as a brigade.

  273. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:44 pm

    what do you mean by beanie and greenie?

    was Kekoa a Green Beret?

  274. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:45 pm


  275. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:46 pm

    He was a teacher.

  276. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:48 pm

    I’m a red beanie. U’sed to be a black beanie.

  277. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 8:53 pm

    haha. that’s something I wouldn’t do: Jump out of perfectly good planes.

    A friend of mine skydives for fun. she is 70 years old and thinks she will stop next year.

  278. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 8:54 pm

    Lolotai is an OL again.

    Olds is not a significant loss because he redshirted last season.

    If there’s a shortage of o-linemen now, blame McMackin.

  279. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:54 pm

    Neverjumped in my life. Always got pushed in my stick.

  280. kawika49 May 28, 2012 8:55 pm

    wb ST and thank you for what you do.

  281. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:01 pm

    Gigi just think $50 dollars a month more if u fall out af planes.

  282. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:02 pm

    This is 45 years ago.

  283. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:03 pm

    yeah, but in my friend’s case, she has to pay good money to skydive.

    i think the hard part is folding your parachute correctly.

  284. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:05 pm

    Nothing close to what the the 442 did in their body of work did. Go for Broke.

  285. kifi May 28, 2012 9:05 pm


    May 28th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    My bro-in-law is Hawaiian-Chinese, but he has a haole name: Pete Thopson.

    Pete Thompson? The stock broker/financial services rep.?

  286. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:06 pm

    kifi: yup

  287. kifi May 28, 2012 9:12 pm

    Thanks Gigi. Interesting.

  288. Kekoa May 28, 2012 9:20 pm

    Gigi ~

    We have parachute riggers who are trained to pack many of the chutes. Periodically, they are required to go on jumps with the rest of us. They reach into a bin full of chutes and grab one at random for the jump. Pretty good way of maintaining quality control huh? When you have 18,000 jumpers in the skies over Ft. Bragg, it gets a little crazy.

    Like I told you about your golf swing. Nice & easy. Relax & enjoy the ride, just have the mental checklist ready for any emergency and ultimately, that sudden halt.

  289. wowlaulau May 28, 2012 9:21 pm

    #211, you need to really stop your whining. You said the same thing with the previous coaching staff. Especially today, where we are honoring people who have sacrificed for their country. If you feel JD has done something wrong, get off your arse and do something about it, bring it up with him or the UH administration. It gets old fast hearing the “cry baby” things are not fair victim whine. Just whining about it will not change anything, having the victim mentality will not change anything. Only action on your part will change things. So which are you? a victim whiner or a person of action?

  290. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:34 pm

    So, what is the mandatory retirement age for paratroopers and Pathfinders? Can’t imagine them doing this til age 70 like my friend.

  291. Derek May 28, 2012 9:38 pm

    Unbelievable. New Mexico State made the baseball regional as a #2 seed. And this is a team that UH swept 3 straight at home.

  292. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:44 pm

    Gigi I gave up when I didn’t get paid for it.

  293. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:46 pm

    NC is a professional. if he doesn’t produce; he’ll be out. Nuff said.

  294. gigi-hawaii May 28, 2012 9:48 pm

    Kawika: that’s a good reason. Lol

  295. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:48 pm

    Kekoa…You gotta try playing golf with a Lavalava.

  296. kama krab May 28, 2012 9:54 pm

    Man all I gotta say is,

    It’s pretty sad to have someone on here that is willing to just discount the hard work of a young man and push there own agenda. It’s pretty shame that this person is a so called insider and is willing to make a young person look like crap just because his dad is the AD. For me, I would never do that to anyone whether it was true or not. This is something that someone with a hidden agenda would do and for that person I say, keep it to yourself cause the only people you are hurting is this young man (which really does not deserve it) and yourself. If you got a problem than bring it up with Coach Chow since you seem to be so close to the program (what a joke).

    Oh and one more thing, since you are so close to the program (so you say) I would hope you keep inside stuff to yourself cause this type of stuff could come back to haunt you or whoever you are connected to. Like they say, stuff that happens behind close doors should stay behind close doors. Nuff Sed

  297. kawika49 May 28, 2012 9:56 pm

    Kekoa, Im here.

  298. kama krab May 28, 2012 9:59 pm

    And yes, they do not call us Tsaiko’s for nothing. Some of use are really nutz. LOL Cheeeeeeeeehooooooooooo Westside in the house

  299. Kekoa May 28, 2012 10:00 pm

    kawika ~ Mahalo braddah.

  300. kawika49 May 28, 2012 10:03 pm

    Kama, you have no idea.

  301. Da Punchbowl Kid May 28, 2012 10:19 pm

    Not to take sides – (I’m channeling kifi here) but I agree with kawika, if Chow don’t get it right, he pays the price. In Chow we chrust.

    Another point: I can’t help but think of the the son of a a “UH administrator in the quarry” who walked onto the Warrior program a few years back and has stuck around at receiver and even made some good plays for us last year. Of course, we all remember Justin Clapp…

  302. kama krab May 28, 2012 10:20 pm

    Ah no problem Kawika. We keep our inner crazy inside until time for bring um out. LOL

  303. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 10:24 pm


    What do you mean “not to take sides.”

    There’s a right side and a wrong side. (Hint: The host is on the right side.)

  304. kawika49 May 28, 2012 10:34 pm

    the host is toast…

    and all is roast. Why can’t we sait till dinner?

  305. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 10:35 pm

    What I feel badly about is this weekend was supposed to be a culmination of a lot of hard work by a kid and sacrifices by his parents. This isn’t unique from what all high school graduates and their parents go through. But what is different is the kid was being ripped, with baseless accusations of favoritism.

  306. al May 28, 2012 10:40 pm

    kekoa, derek…subject matter: 442/522.

    my dad was a member of the 522 artillery that was attached to the 442nd during the rush hour of the battle. the interesting story is this…

    his three cousins(actually his nephews) were drafted and sent to europe with the 442nd. his brother in law (mom’s brother) was also in that same bunch. my dad felt shame that the us army didn’t draft him as 35 year old. he tried to volunteer several times only to be denied. finally as casualties took its toll with the 442nd they took him in much to his delight. he felt he had to go protect his family.

    fast track training identified him as an expert sharpshooter. he entered the 522 artillery as a machine gunner. you know the one who is the main target of the enemy in the field. he survived a shot in the butt only to volunteer to rejoin his men well before he was physically ready. he finished the war and came home with all of his cousins and bro-in-law. mission accomplished.

    yup, i, too am awfully proud of that man.

  307. al May 28, 2012 10:42 pm

    go for broke…so my uncle who fought with the 442nd also starred in that movie. he pretty much played himself, that happy go lucky guy who used to sing and play the ukulele.

  308. kawika49 May 28, 2012 10:44 pm

    Mr. Tsai, I may not agree with you from time to time; however, i would wish we would have given that young man a psyodenem. Since it is not an option. He is less, then one percent of the participants in the fall. If all plays nout as int the past; we will lose over 12% by the end of fall practice (by injury or eligibility). So . What’s the problem.

  309. al May 28, 2012 10:47 pm

    st…rightfully so. amen to that.

    i am hoping that josh will use this uncalled for inconsideration to help fuel his efforts. met him a few years ago and he is a gentleman.

    mr. and mrs. donovan are great people and have raised an even greater son.

    it is obvious that they didn’t drop him on his head when he was a toddler.

    …nuff said!

  310. Kekoa May 28, 2012 10:48 pm

    Al ~

    Aces in two places. They were awsome!

  311. al May 28, 2012 10:50 pm


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  317. kifi May 28, 2012 11:22 pm

    What’s interesting is that my first thought when I saw JD2’s video was, “how come he wasn’t offered a scholarship?”. My second thought was that as ST said earlier, sometimes, there aren’t enough schollies to go around. JD2 is a good ballplayer, anyone who has been around the game long enough will look at the video and be able to tell you that. It also appears that he has some of the intrinsic qualities that cannot be measured at a combine.

    My gut feeling is that JD2 is the type of ball player that will be around for a long time and will experience much success at the division one level. He doesn’t jump out at you on screen like an Isaac Savaiinaea or Manti Te’o does. He’s more of an ‘Ola Gouveia or Kaluka Maiava journeyman type who just ends up always being around the ball and is in the right place at the right time. Those are the money type players. Been wrong before, but that is my opiion of JD2 at this time.

    Have had the opportunity to meet JD1 before and in my limited experiences with him, he appears to be the type of person that goes out of his way to make sure that everything that he does, is done with the utmost of integrity. JD1 has a lot of positive qualities about him, but the one that defines him best is integrity. Nuff said.

  318. Stephen Tsai May 28, 2012 11:38 pm

    Tana Woodard, last I checked, was not eligible.

    He would have received a scholarship if he were.

  319. al May 29, 2012 12:10 am

    st…still awaiting this headline: “tackle eligible”

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