Day after

• If there is such a thing as playing too fast, then wideout Jovonte Taylor might be a sufferer. He has five drops in the past three games, and all appear to be a result of trying to run upfield before securing the ball. On the other hand, when he does make the catch, his quickness allows him to easily elude defenders. In recent weeks, Taylor’s big plays have overshadowed his mistakes. UH will have to live with that.

• Maybe it’s time for punter Alex Dunnachie and kicker Scott Enos to stop trying directional kicks. The shield protection already gives Dunnachie extra time to launch punts. And Enos has booted four kickoffs out of bounds this season. Both have the legs to go deep. Might as well take advantage of it.

• Greg McMackin on not going for it on fourth-and-2 from the Warriors’ 45: “If we don’t get it, we’ll be in pretty bad position. If it had been fourth-and-1, I would have gone for it. … We were pretty much playing good  defense. I thought we’d put it on the defense.”

• McMackin on going for the field goal on fourth-and-8 while down by 14 points: “What was it — 8, 10 yards? If we go for it, and don’t make it, we don’t get anything. (By kicking) we get a field goal, at least.”

• Luke Ingram on the high snap to Dunnachie, after which he launched a 7-yard punt: “Bad snaps happen, dude.”

• Left tackle Aaron Kia, who was assessed four penalties: “I think some of the penalties called were not penalties.”

• David Veikune was a good pass-rusher for the Warriors. In addition, one of the things he did well was to seal the perimeter. He would crash down, not toward the pocket, and narrow the scrambling room for the quarterback. Yesterday, the Warriors were not able to consistently bracket Nevada’s backfield, allowing quarterback Colin Kaepernick a wider area to operate.

• Here’s Robert Kekaula addressing the team at the end of Friday’s walk-through:


• I thought it was interesting that McMackin said Colin Kaepernick was the best running quarterback he’s seen in college.


  1. wafan November 1, 2009 7:31 am


  2. Garret November 1, 2009 7:33 am

    I finished the quotes from the game.

  3. Garret November 1, 2009 7:34 am

    I agree that UH should stop the directional kicks and just let them kick away.

  4. wafan November 1, 2009 7:36 am

    Perhaps it is because he has a history?

  5. Garret November 1, 2009 7:36 am

    Since the UH coaches and players are all talking about the red zone, I found a *very* interesting and sad stat.

    Before yesterday, Nevada was the worst team in the country (#120 out of 120 D-IA teams) in red zone defense. The INT in the end zone that they got is the ONLY time this season that they stopped a team in the red zone! So, now teams have scored 18 times out of the 19 times they made it into the red zone against Nevada.

    Now Nevada is only the #119th team in the country in red zone defense. The only team worse than them? UNLV. UNLV has allowed the opposition to score 30 times out of the 31 times they made it into the red zone. The only team UNLV stopped in the red zone in their 9 games? UH.

    So, not only is UH the #119 team in the country, but they have played the two worse red zone defenses and were the only offense those teams could stop in the red zone. UNLV’s season is 75% done so this stat is pretty revealing.

    The TD pass to Taylor moved UH from #120 to #119 in the national red zone stats. Rice is now below UH, but Rice scores more points in the red zone on average because they score TDs more often. If points are what matters, then in the red zone UH would be worse than UH.

  6. spike96822 November 1, 2009 7:40 am


    the numbers don’t lie….very interesting….probably explains why we didn’t get blown out too. thanks for the great posts

  7. Stephen Tsai November 1, 2009 7:42 am

    I noticed that the Wolf Pack played a lot of two- and three-deep zones. Same strategy as Boise State against UH. Don’t let ’em beat you deep. The play area is spacious between the 20s. But in the red zone, and particularly inside the 10, the back line of the end zone actually because part of the defense.

  8. Garret November 1, 2009 7:54 am

    Change the last word in 5 to “Rice”

  9. 808ike November 1, 2009 7:55 am

    Top 10

  10. Garret November 1, 2009 7:57 am


    I just wish that UH could put their red zone problems behind them. I did an analysis last week that showed the problems in the red zone last year also…and the success Texas Tech and SMU (the two offenses closest to UH) have been having in the red zone.

  11. Garret November 1, 2009 7:58 am


    It could be argued that with UH’s big-play ability that a team might be better off letting UH into the red zone if they want to limit UH’s scoring…

  12. Slugger November 1, 2009 8:16 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Funny guy, Kia.

    New day….rainbow over HNL this morning.

    What would happen if the punters kicked straight on? Longer punts, probably some of Alex’s ending up in the end zone.

  13. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 8:26 am

    Lest I porget,

    gotta keep remindng myself of the stats.

    McMackin has coached extensively at both the collegiate and professional levels.

    At the professional level, McMackin coached for two NFL teams: as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks from 1995-1998, and as linebackers and assistant head coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2003-2005.

    He also coached for the Denver Gold of the defunct USFL.

    At the college level, McMackin gained prominence as the defense coordinator for the University of Miami for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. There, Miami won two Big East Championships and ranked first in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. Further, the Hurricanes allowed just seven touchdowns on defense in one season. While there, he coached Lombardi Award winner Warren Sapp, Ray Lewis and six First-Team Consensus All-Americans. The Hurricanes played in the national championship game (Orange Bowl) in 1994.

    McMackin has served as defensive coordinator at six colleges: UH, Texas Tech, Miami, Navy, Utah, and Idaho.

    Briefly, during the first half of the 2007 spring semester, McMackin was an instructor at Texas Tech.

    McMackin, previously the defensive coordinator for the Hawaiʻi Warriors, was one of several individuals being considered to fill the vacancy left by June Jones as head coach.

    On January 15th, 2008, McMackin took over the position of head coach for the Warriors. Upon signing his 5-year contract, McMackin will become the highest-paid state employee with a $1.1 million annual salary. The previous record was held by his predecessor June Jones, with a $800,016 annual salary.

    Gay slur controversy
    On July 30th, 2009, McMackin told the press during the Western Athletic Conference media preview gathering that Notre Dame did “this little faggot dance” at a banquet the night before the 2008 Hawaii Bowl. He then went on to use the derogatory gay slur two more times. Later in the day, he returned to the press to apologize for his use of the gay slur and stated that he was only “trying to make a joke”. The next day, as a result of the slur comments, UH suspended McMackin for 30 days without pay. McMackin appeared before media again to apologize. He also volunteered a seven percent cut in his pay, which roughly amounts to $169,000. McMackin also agreed to appear in a public service announcement in support of gay rights. For its part, following the sanctions by the University of Hawaii, the Western Athletic Conference issued a reprimand to McMackin and warned him that any further violations will be followed by, at the minimum, an automatic one-game suspension.

    was Head Coach at Division II Oregon Tech from 1986-89. Led team to #3 ranking and 4 winning seasons on way to 2 coach of the year awards.[6] In 1999, led the University of Hawaii’s defense to orchestrate the biggest single-season turnaround in NCAA football history. Named one of the nation’s top coaches by American Football Magazine while at Texas Tech. Named Big 12 Conference’s top recruiter by[8]
    As the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, coached seven All-Pro selections, and established a franchise-record for seven interceptions in one game. Overall, Seattle’s defense improved from 30th to 8th. As defensive coordinator for the University of Miami, McMackin’s defense was ranked first in the nation in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. Both of Hawaii’s WAC championships during former coach June Jones’ tenure at Hawaii came during both of McMackin’s two years as defensive coordinator for Hawaii.
    Authored Coaching the Defensive Backfield in 1992, which is in its seventh printing.

    Notable Players Coached
    Ray Lewis, Miami
    Warren Sapp, Miami
    Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Miami
    Gill Byrd, San Jose State
    Michael Sinclair, Seattle Seahawks
    Jeff Ulbrich, Hawaiʻi and San Francisco 49ers
    Julian Peterson, San Francisco 49ers

    so I’e been wondering…. where is this coach? more to the point, where iz the assistants? why are they leaving him out to dry? is it like someone else mentioned, that they’ve been hanging out, not reading da
    books on how to coach big time?

    people gotta be held accountable for this TERRIBLE showng.
    thats the only way the Warriors can move on. someone gotta commit…
    err… neva mine. 😆

  14. PIAA DS November 1, 2009 8:33 am

    Good Morning…if you get a chance on KITV 4 (abc) this morning at the beginning of the NASCAR races, right after the national anthem – my son Billy and his squadron are doing a flyover. the “American Beagle Squadron” out of Tyndall AFB in Florida. Yes, Im a proud mamma!

  15. d1島 November 1, 2009 8:43 am

    Yay for Billy!

    PIAA DS,

    Wondering how’s the recruiting going for Pacific Univ. in Forest Grove, OR? They are re-instituting their football program and are scheduled to kickoff next season. Even though it’s D3 and no schollie $, it’s a great oppt’y. for local boys to play CFB at a school that already has a large island representation.

  16. d1島 November 1, 2009 8:47 am

    Worrisome quotes from a coupla Warriors.

    As I said before,
    Playing loose: Good
    Playing with apathy: Deadly

    Hope the team continues to improve as much from B$U to Reno games but those two attitudes better not be spreading.

  17. A-House November 1, 2009 8:58 am

    Kia may think that he is being targeted, but every replay shows he is the only lineman on the left side moving and holding penalties. Most costly was the TD over the middle that was called back.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid November 1, 2009 8:59 am

    Good for Billy, Doris! 😉

    Howzit D1! So the other Warriors prevailed last night. 🙂 How bout that? I was a VERY young man the last time we beat the mighty Saints twice in one season.

    I gotta agree with your above posts btw. What bugs me more than anything is that we’re a much better team than our record. Mistakes aren’t being corrected.

    Can’t blame Moniz for being frustrated. We all are.

  19. A-House November 1, 2009 9:01 am

    3rd and short yardage for first down:

    why go for the “long ball”? is it Moniz? defense? receivers not getting free? coach’s call?

    constant theme this year – is it that difficult to throw a pass for 4 – 5 yards?

    heck, Tebow, last year, threw a “jump pass” for a TD against UH – play went for 2 yds!!!!!!!

  20. A-House November 1, 2009 9:04 am

    hope the stigma of “should ah won”, UH had 3 or 4 this year, will disappear for the last 5 games and into the future.

    gotta admire Boise ST players for their game time FOCUS and MENTAL DISCIPLINE – play like you practice!!!

  21. d1島 November 1, 2009 9:19 am


    If the Niners can do it…

    speaking of, where’s Brew?

  22. lava November 1, 2009 9:21 am

    We did a batter job of playing to our strengths, and when we don’t, it is obvious. If memory serves, didn’t we go for it once on 4th and 1, and we sent the receivers deep and threw deep. What’s up with that? That ain’t our strength.

    Coaches have to put the right personnel on the field. Leon isn’t the best runner, he’s not the best receiver out of the backfield, and he’s not the best blocker. So, what plays are in the works for him to be the starter and in on 1st, 2nd and 3rd down. Not to pick on the guy, but it is frustrating this late in the season seeing Moniz throw a lob pass to him and he drops the ball. Pilares or Chizzy take that play for big yardage. The play was there, blockers were out in front, but we needed someone else in the game to make the play.

  23. jm2375 November 1, 2009 9:22 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope you’re all having a great Sunday.

    Tough loss yesterday. One snap and clear. On to Homecoming and USlessU.

    Fish and ST’s team must be either playing a great defensive game or a pretty pathetic game. 3-3 at the half, 63 total yds for the fishies and 116 yds for J-E-T-S. Davonne is not listed as having a catch.

  24. jm2375 November 1, 2009 9:23 am

    😳 my bad. Davone has 2 catches for *6* yds.

  25. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 9:24 am

    no talk stink about any of our players.

    even the ones playing like not too spiffy.

    its on the coaches to make the mental corrections for the
    pretties. 😆

    the pretty boys. they know who they are. we know who they are. reminisce. like lookin in da mirra. 😀

    we all want the next generation to be better than us. 😀 automatic.

  26. koamahu November 1, 2009 9:33 am

    Sure we “can live” with dropped passes…lol

  27. d1島 November 1, 2009 9:39 am


  28. RedZone November 1, 2009 9:39 am

    I like the way Moniz is playing.

    And Isaako just got a sack.

  29. d1島 November 1, 2009 9:40 am

    …. and then again, it is Peyton Manning. 🙁

  30. expat November 1, 2009 9:40 am

    Tough loss but for the short time that I was able to watch it looked more encouraging than some of the other losses. I would rather have the game be competitive to the last drive and lose than be blown out. Luck went the Warriors way the last two times they played Nevada and this time it didn’t. Of course it is hard to see the players beat themselves with mental errors. I disagree that this is something that is all on the coaches though. This Warrior team just isn’t that strong. That doesn’t mean they can’t play or can’t win, but they are just not that good.

    Boise’s thumping of Oregon is looking more and more impressive each week.

  31. d1島 November 1, 2009 9:42 am


    I imagine the Ducks would love to play B$U again!

  32. mouthwash November 1, 2009 9:45 am

    WOW, Don’t even try to make excuses for Kia.

  33. Hitman 24 November 1, 2009 9:46 am

    Why is the Advertiser writing a front page story about the woes of UH football? I agree that it’s THE game in town but why not bury it in the one of the sections. All they’re doing is trying to sensationalize things and sell more papers by putting it on the front page. Is it really a front page story with all the other problems that the state has. They are NOT helping the football program.

    We talk about the trolls on this site but what the Advertiser did in today’s paper about UH far,far, far outweighs what the trolls do on this site.

  34. FloridaTed November 1, 2009 9:47 am

    I highly recommend to all the sky is falling, fire the coach, and any other sour grapors, living precariously through a bunch of 18 to 22 year olds, and why can’t we just win kind of folks, to read this mornings article by Michael Tsai and fllow it with Tsai-Meisters.

    It introduces a great sense of perspective and restores, at least with me, a good sense for the future of this program. It also clearly shows that all this venomanous attacks are clearly counter productive.

  35. Pomai November 1, 2009 9:48 am

    For RainbowCliff, hope this works this time, should not need a password to view slideshow.

  36. Pomai November 1, 2009 9:50 am

    Maybe this one will work Bah humbug.

  37. RedZone November 1, 2009 9:52 am

    I have never thought this would happen but June Jones has more rushing attempts at SMU than passing attempts so far this season.

  38. FloridaTed November 1, 2009 9:52 am


    You actually think that article was negative toward UH? Hmmm, I wonder if we read the same one….

  39. SteveM November 1, 2009 9:54 am

    Good morning everyone!
    Doing my “post and run” forays into the blog since my satellite internet time costs 60 cents/minute…and the blog loads slow…

    skip if not interested in Hawaii Cruising

    SteveM aboard the M/V Pride of America

    Saturday Oct. 31, 2009 PM

    Boarding process went quickly and smoothly and mom and I were in our stateroom within 15 minutes of Peaches dropping us off at Pier 2. (used the tips and tricks shared at Cruiser Calls 🙂 )

    Change in routine with mom…she wants to see the introduction port and excursion talk with Hawaiian entertainment. So, instead of getting ready for fine dining, we ate at the Cadillac 50’s theme restaurant with outside seating on the promenade deck with view of Sand Island and the inner harbor. Fish & chips for mom and chicken tenders/fries for me. This was after the customary stop at the buffet between boarding and the life boat drill.

    Then another stop at the buffet (yes, the American ship–Pride of America, has an extensive buffet) for crepes, fruit, and coffee before watching Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond head slowly slip by on our port side….in the Gold Rush Saloon.

    I take back what I said about not too many activities aboard ship on a port day (Kahului on Sunday-Monday). Lots of stuff, including Hawaiian arts and crafts sessions. After all, it is a Hawaii cruise for tourists.

    If this was a Tsai-ko Cruise…
    Tonight was the Halloween Pub Crawl. Been looking for this–only a NCL America ship activity? 5 (speciality) drinks, 5 bars. $20. A cruise director staff activity with probable prize for the winner. A couple of Tsai-kos come to mind to be entrants, and we could take up a collection. I got my money on homey because the others might get lost between bars. J(James) might be close second. 🙂

    Starting point is the Gold Rush Saloon. This would probably be the Tsai-ko hangout for the alcoholic beverage crowd. The sports bar and large place with scenic views. Most importantly, one end is adjacent to the buffet. Did I tell you you can carry food from the buffet anywhere? Then, there are two dart boards–real darts with a lot of holes in the wall–in an area where you can hold 8 of the electronic ones. Popcorn machine. Also the site for karaoke — which is on tomorrow night’s schedule. Yup, found the primary Tsai-ko evening-to-dawn hangout. I’ll check out the bar and grill adjacent and just above the pool deck tomorrow….

  40. Hank November 1, 2009 9:55 am

    …sometimes a kick in the pants works better than a pat on the back…it’s all about balance.

  41. Silky Voice of the Gorn November 1, 2009 9:59 am

    I wasn’t planning to post here anymore but this cracked me up!

    405. bighilofan2:
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:59 am

    honestly, what the coach needs is some silky voice next to his ear, biting his ear. get the message across. no let the hard head get in the way.

    Sorry bhf2 but I don’t bite ears… especially ones attached to hard heads because I need use of my teeth (a gorn’s teeth are not immune from solid blockheads you know).

    The good news though is the coaching staff acknowledged the sentiment out there in the public. That is all some of us wanted the head coach to address and to his credit, he did that last week after the voices of dissent grew. A large majority of those seen as complainers and whiners are soon going to reach the point of acceptance and will eventually stop complaining (when that apathy occurs, that is when the powers that be need to start worrying).

    Now the ball is in his court to right the ship and to dig this team out of the cellar. He needs to do what he needs to do get that job accomplished and if that means changing up assistants after the season is over, they should all understand that it is nothing personal since their profession is a business which is based on measurable results. If no changes are made (like because he did not get any pressure from higher up and/or the coach feels obligated to a few who supported his candidacy for the job), then Mack must realize the expectation and pressure to provide results will be far greater in 2010 and that is not going to be easy considering next seasons brutal schedule. He needs coaches who can perform in their respective areas and are able to teach and get the most out of the players they’ve recruited because he as head coach, has to manage the bigger picture including the PR and fan fun stuff.

    As for fan fun, the problem isn’t just No Aloha Stadium since it also extends to the SSC where some crowd antics were deemed to be annoying by some fans and considered “unsportsmanlike” by our own party pooper conference commish. Idiotitis knows no boundaries and with fools infected by that disease in positions of so called “leadership” (and we got plenty of them in Honolulu where we don’t need help from the commish), our fan base is going to look small time compared to those in BCS conferences.

    As for Moniz taking the loss hard, I feel for him. Most of the players put it all out there on the field which is why my critical feedback has always been reserved for the coaches since they are paid professionals. It is their responsibility to coach up/motivate their players and to instill certain characteristics in their persona. There also comes a time when the coaching staff needs to consider sitting players who consistently make the same mistakes. When those players are upper classmen, they should be pridefully leading by example. And this is where I break my own stance of not calling out a player. Kia’s reply above may have been an attempt at jest but that sort of response does not play out well when you have other players who seriously critique their own performance and take the responsibility for miscues upon themselves week in and week out even though the onus does not lay completely on them. That shows pride, character and leadership on their part. I wasn’t initially sold on Moniz as being the #1 QB but his actions have. If there was someone deserving of a scholarship, it is he.

    bhf2, as far as where that Wikipedia described coach is, one must ask questions about some of his assistants. Are they all on the same page? Are they all following the master plan laid out by the head guy or are things being done in Manoa via piecemeal resulting in a “too many cooks spoil the soup” syndrome? Does McMackin really truely “love all his coaches” or was that just him being tatemae (i.e. shibai) for the media? For someone who spent 40+ years as a career assistant prior to this HC position, he knows very well the tenuous situation that there is no job security if the measurable results are not satisfactory. Rolovich stated the obvious as to what some of us have been mentioning for awhile, “as a staff we know it’s unacceptable the way we’ve been losing.” My simple rhetorical question would be, so what are you folks doing to address this? It is not all about just winning (which of course helps), it is also about putting out a competent and competitively fun/entertaining product. Words work only to a point. What is more telling are the actual actions and resulting final product.

  42. Oh my! November 1, 2009 9:59 am

    The HA article was far from a hatchet job. In fact, it was a pretty reasonable summary of what is known to have happened since the Sugar Bowl run along with some perspective from players, the HC and the AD. The HA is in the business of reporting news and selling papers/generating page views and the situation with UH football is of significant interest. BTW, The HA is listed as a Platinum level supporter of UH athletics.

  43. d1島 November 1, 2009 9:59 am

    ….most embarrassing to lose balance while trying to administer said kick. 🙂

  44. RedZone November 1, 2009 10:01 am

    Runningbacks need to keep their heads on a swivel. They were too focussed on assisting the offensive tackle that they did not see the delayed blitz by the linebacker. Good thing Moniz is very illusive in the pocket. Quarterbacks who can run kills. Masoli took it to USC. And Kappy was the frreak and I have said it before you need a freak to counter a freak.

  45. Stephen Tsai November 1, 2009 10:04 am

    It’s why editors get paid the big bucks.
    I’m pretty sure we’ve documented the struggles of the team … oh, every hour of every day.
    But remember NBS’s old slogan about reruns: If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. I’m sure that was part of the reasoning.
    The funny thing was they wanted to emphasize waning interest. Thing is, the last two home opponents — Fresno State and Boise State — were bigger draws than Central Arkansas. So, it appears that as the losing streak grows, attendance goes up.

  46. Hitman 24 November 1, 2009 10:13 am

    Florida Ted – my point is the placement of the article. To put it on the front page of the paper makes no sense. Put it in the sports section where sports fans can read it. No matter how good or bad the article, non-football supporters will question why are we paying millions of dollars to a football coach when the school system is suffering, and we have other problems. These people don’t care how the coach’s salary is being funded. All they see is a million dollars which can go to other needed projects.

    I’m guessing this blog has several hundred readers. I’m guessing the Advertiser has a couple hundred thousand readers. If you think the trolls on this blog are bad, wait till the people who don’t care about sports start congregating and complaining about the coach’s salary.

  47. Vonappen November 1, 2009 10:14 am

    When you compare the Paths of June Jones and Greg McMackin over the last two years you see a huge discrepancy in results. Both started with empty cupboards and use the same offensive approach. One is a mastermind at the run and shoot. The others experience is on the defensive side of the ball. Maybe Mac should stick with what he knows best (like what happened to that big board he used to use to chart the defensive?) and find another run and shoot mastermind…if there is one. The lack of discipline and amount of mistakes is directly to a very poorly coached team. Get some help please and let someone else run the offense including calling timeouts, going for it on fourth down, passing the long one from our own 2 yard line (June would throw) and directional kicking. Maybe we need Furlough Saturdays.

  48. Hank November 1, 2009 10:16 am


  49. Da Punchbowl Kid November 1, 2009 10:20 am

    WB Silky…

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid November 1, 2009 10:22 am

    Hey Tsai- Ya watchin’ Miami vs. the J-E-T-S? Wadda game!

  51. chawan_cut November 1, 2009 10:23 am

    my schedule of schedules

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid November 1, 2009 10:24 am

    What’s up with the J-E-T-S unis.? Are they sposed to be retro or sumfin’?

  53. Stephen Tsai November 1, 2009 10:24 am

    I empathize with Kia because I see him every day and he knows he’s in the spotlight. Of all the line positions, the backside blocker is the most visible. That’s why NFL left tackles earn the big bucks. The guy tries. He was out there every day in the summer doing extra work. He’s played through tendinitis the past three years. He does care a lot. You know he has a lot of pride since he’s a local guy who decided to stay home. UH doesn’t have a tight end and there’s no backfield blocker like David Farmer or Daniel Libre to help out. So, a lot of times, to protect the QB, a tackle has to grab if he gets beat.

  54. Stephen Tsai November 1, 2009 10:27 am

    I’m in S.F. and they won’t let me turn the channel to the J-E-T-S game.
    Then again, it has been hostile here. The 8:30 a.m. flight (in which the radio guys were booked) had a cracked windshield. I would say that’s a major problem. Anyway, a new plane had to be brought in, and the departure was pushed back to noon. There were some angry passengers. There was a lot of yelling.

  55. d1島 November 1, 2009 10:34 am


    Give it a little time. One more possession and the old Alex Smith will be back…you can switch channels then… 🙄

  56. RedZone November 1, 2009 10:38 am

    ST JJ sometimes uses a H back to help left tackle block outside rusher. I think it is effective because the outside rusher does not see him coming.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid November 1, 2009 10:44 am

    30-25 Miami fyi beloved leader.

  58. d1島 November 1, 2009 10:50 am

    “Click, click”

  59. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 1, 2009 11:07 am

    Can anyone explain why the 2010 schedules for softball and baseball are out already but the men’s volleyball schedule whose season should be starting in mid-2-late December has not been released yet?

    Have to go to work in a few minutes, but I would like to thank Brother Tsai for his well-written article.

    Yes, in the grand scheme of things a losing football team is way down on the bottom of the list compared to the budgetary shortfalls, wars, climate change, homelessness, etc., but UH sports and, let’s acknowledge it, Hawai`i high school sports are what bring a lot of people together. How many other markets with nearly a million people do not have a pro team of any flavor within an hour’s drive?

    Between August, 2009, and May, 2010, more than 100 college teams will have visited Hawai`i to play football, baseball, softball, men;s & women;s basketball and volleyball. Let’s support them all.

    Mahalo to the teams for being there for us

  60. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 1, 2009 11:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    35-28 LizKauai

  61. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 11:24 am

    too funny dis spot! 😆

  62. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 11:27 am

    anybody can get booed. even da best. Favre is getting booed today.

    and by the same people who wuz cheering him 2 years ago.

    if I wuz Kia, I wouldn’t let some of the nuts here say nuttin to ruffle my chops.

    after all, deze nuts are not on da line. 😆

    but I totally understand Green Bay. I would go to the Holiday Bowl just to yell at June and throw his books at him. 😆 all 5 of ’em. 😆

  63. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 11:29 am

    maybe security can take my books insteada my bannah.


  64. Ralph November 1, 2009 11:40 am

    brought over from the last post:
    November 1st, 2009 at 11:38 am

    BigHilo things are changing very slowly in the Mac world. Hopefully before this season end we will see the players come to student sections, especially by the UH band and greet the fans and students. Earlier in the season I mentioned that the players weren’t coming to the north end zone with the cheer leaders and rainbow dancers to sing the Alma Mater, not all anyway, and a few said they were but followed up by stating that a lot were in the middle of the field talking and a few were walking back to the tunnel. not good. After the last home game, Slugger mentioned that a few she recognized leaving for the tunnel and she mentioned it to someone at practice to bring it up to those who left early. we need player and coaches commitment to the fans and to their Alma Mater.

  65. RedZone November 1, 2009 11:41 am

    Bret Farve sitting on the bench at the sideline reading his play book.. I would like to see that play book.

  66. cavewarrior November 1, 2009 12:05 pm

    The coaches have acknowledged the situation – losing is unacceptable, especially the way it’s been happening. As fans, however, should we realistically expect any on the coaching staff to detail in concise, concrete terms what they are doing to address the situation? I don’t. And don’t like coaches throwing student-athletes under the bus.

    The situations/issues have been explained as reasons; of course some hear the reasons as excuses. But to solve problems and issues, the reason or root causes need to be assessed; so we are hearing some of their assessments – not all or every detail. Nothing wrong with that.

    As fans, we can infer/deduce/guess the coaching actions by what is observed from the sidelines at practice or at the game. Results may be varied (humanoids are we) and take longer than the coaches or fans may want. (even debugging software takes longer than expected.)

    For most fans, the best support we can provide is to place our butts in the seats at games and cheer.

    GO Warriors!!!

  67. Derek November 1, 2009 12:31 pm

    Well, it’s inevitable. UH will not make it to a bowl this year. This is just a very bad football team, coached by a bad coaching staff. I don’t like how they manage the clock, and the field position w/ the play calling. On one play UH needed 4 or 5 yards for a first down from about midfield on 3rd down and UH threw a long pass for an incompletion. Stupid. I would have thrown a short pass to pick up the necessary yards which I assume they practice every day. On throwing deep, the best time to throw is 1st or 2nd down. On third down you’re trying to pick up the first down most of the time, either on short or medium passes. I also don’t see UH throwing delayed screens and shuffle passes. There are so many problems with this football team you cannot fill a page. But a few need mention.
    1) The bad – Kia made 5 penalties, 1 holding and 4 false starts. The good – Kia is a senior. It’s inexcusable and his focus and discipline is not there.
    2) For 2 straight games the punting is atrocious and it cost our team big time. Try another punter for the remainder of the season. Give Lessary a chance!
    3) Alex Green should be given the chance to start. He deserves it and hits the hole w/ authority.
    4) Too many drops by the receivers. Because we throw so often, missing a catch can’t be tolerated. Receivers should practice more the high passes. If a receiver drops a pass, authomatically they come out of the game for a couple of plays. Period.
    5) The defense still misses a lot of tackles. Again it all goes back to coaching, discipline, and focus to execute the play. I saw bad tackling by Mana Silva and Spencer Smith, in fact all the DBs including Davis and Hopkins.
    6) Defending the perimeter has been a long season problem. All too often, Taua and especially Kaepernick got around the corner and got big yardage.
    6) UH can’t get a turnover, again.
    7) Moniz misses a lot of open receivers. May be he doesn’t see them, but he’s not checking all of his reads. Sometimes he throws when people are not open. That’s why he’s green.
    7) We can’t ignore the kickoffs either. Terrible.
    8) SMU got a big win on the road at Tulsa. They also beat a good East Caroline team and are now 4-4. They have a chance to make it to a bowl game. I miss June Jones and his arrogance.
    9) At this point, start playing the young guys more to let them get more experience.
    10) UH uses inexperience for losing games. Cincinnati w/ only 1 returning starter on defense to start the season is undefeated. Go figure. Yep. Coaching. Brian Kelly is the best. I love watching him on the sidelines.

  68. Ralph November 1, 2009 12:42 pm

    Lava the “Dudes ” or “Braddahs” beat the Na Wahine 75-60. Like I mentioned, coach Dana was looking for some gym rats to work out the Na Wahine and they did. Don’t know if there will be other scrimmages this season.

  69. chawan_cut November 1, 2009 12:48 pm

    someone on SH posted this vid of a Florida Gator defensive player trying to eye gouge a Georgia Bulldog in the pile. he stuck his hand in the guys helmet!
    someone better penalize that guy

  70. Edward November 1, 2009 1:12 pm

    I don’t blame Coach McMackin for taking the opportunity he was provided. He happened to be at the right place and at the right time. If there is blame to be placed, it lies with the chancellor and those who hired a long-time coach without fully understanding the nature of the task ahead; further, they paid an incredible sum of money for an unproven Division I head coach commodity. Their actions may have affected Warrior football for some time to come.

    I remember when the process began with team members’ exalting for the selection of Coach McMackin. The players “loved” him. Under the circumstances, it was an easy fix for myopic eyes.

    What they got was a coach that was well-liked, if not overwhelmed by the opportunity. He would have financial security, a wonderful place to live and an invigorated program built by his friend and predecessor. Unfortunately, reality exacts an enormous cost. I feel for the coach and the anguish that must permeate his soul. I wonder if he regrets not moving to Dallas.

    I don’t think that June Jones was “loved” by most of his players and I doubt that it mattered to him. What does matter is the respect players and fans have for the program, and hence, the quality of the program itself. The organization must be evident on and off the field. Boise has that type of program, and it has well stood the test of time. The results are self-evident.

    Distractions have exacted a toll on the Warrior program. We have a head coach who has difficulty articulating his thoughts, not to mention his unfortunate gaffe at the conference meeting. We have an offensive coordinator who does not call the offensive plays, given over to a young coach, relatively new to the profession. Game mismanagement has become commonplace. Most disconcertingly, the team appears to lack discipline in all phases of the game; and Coach McMackin’s explanation that not starting his best slot receiver after he missed the team bus, “because it would hurt the team,” is not indicative of what coaches of well-disciplined teams would have done. Even with the plethora of injuries that the Warriors have suffered, well-coached teams should continue to function as a cohesive and well organized unit. No one likes losing, but there is something to be said for “how you lose.”

    What does the future hold for Warrior football? The chancellor and athletic director are surely concerned.

  71. Hoohiki November 1, 2009 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe that June Jones’ name has been mentioned at least 7 times already. These are desperate times! Since everyone’s favorite coach, who decided to leave UH for the best interest of the school and program and who left us high and dry at the Sugar Bowl and thereafter, may be bringing his brand new and shining team to the Aloha Bowl on Christmas Eve, everyone better get your tickets now so you won’t miss out.

  72. Ralph November 1, 2009 1:27 pm

    good post Edward, but I don’t blame the Chancellor, she herself was a new hire and I’m sure she relied on those in place to accept the hiring of coach Mac. If I remember correctly, President McClain took over the negotiations from HF and he set the tone and guidelines for the next hire if it wasn’t Jones as head coach. Coach Mac was a “feel good” hire, well liked, the assistants kept their jobs and had a stellar career as a defensive coach. Hind sight doesn’t help, its too late for decision making, other wise we wouldn’t have had HF as an AD.

  73. Kekoa November 1, 2009 1:38 pm

    Whoa C_C that’s some pretty dramatic video. Wonder if they will *launch* an investigation? Or because it’s the ‘gators, it’s business as usual.

  74. Kekoa November 1, 2009 1:43 pm

    Nalani ~ Congratulations to Na Leo.

    The girls really shine in a full page ad in this week’s issue [11-02-09] of *Sports Illustrated!*

  75. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 1, 2009 1:51 pm


    Well, I was pretty excited about the first half of the game yesterday… then adjustments were made.

    I did wonder about a few non-calls during the latter art of the game, though… but never mind.

    Unlike the entertainment purposes people, winning is not the biggest thing for me- it is seeing development and I’m seeing a lot of it.

    As a matter of fact, Moniz feels a lot like a certain alumni QB during his sophomore year… even better!

    I’m looking forward to this Saturday.


  76. Kaimuki Kid November 1, 2009 1:51 pm

    One Snap and Clear….


    The game this saturday will be our start back into the win column…
    UH 34 USU 24

  77. A-House November 1, 2009 1:58 pm


    about the left tackle being beat and having to “hold” – the frequency is bothering me – is it he or is it that the Oline coach cannot teach him the proper techinques?

    or, is it the officials who call penalties only against one team – I tried to count the consecutive penalties against UH on Saturday and I lost count after 10 – also, at least on TV, the head ref seemed to be very “chummy” with the Nevada players – smiling, patting players on the back, etc. WUWT??? – same was not accorded to Hawaii.

    one thing for sure – Benny will NOT put any pressure on the chief of officials to call an objective game or else – reading that the SEC and PAC-10 have come down hard against a single ref or the entire crew – I have never seen the WAC do this.

  78. d1島 November 1, 2009 2:04 pm

    …and very interesting reading the comments related to that Gator Gougin’ video. 🙄

  79. lava November 1, 2009 2:12 pm

    Thanks Ralph. Hopefully the gals get better as a result.

  80. Kazz November 1, 2009 2:18 pm


    November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Lava the “Dudes ” or “Braddahs” beat the Na Wahine 75-60. Like I mentioned, coach Dana was looking for some gym rats to work out the Na Wahine and they did. Don’t know if there will be other scrimmages this season.

    Wonder what the testosterone levels must have been in there with all the pent up rage from all those braddahs being cut from their high school basketball teams?!?!?! 😆

    Nah, j/k… seriously though, were the results posted online? Who played against the Wahine?

  81. koakane™ November 1, 2009 2:19 pm

    Don Weir
    Tsaiko HELP!!!!! Anyone know what motorcycle club is running the Toys for Tots parade this year? The Warrior Football banquet (Sheraton Waikiki) had to be moved up on December 6 so as to not be in conflict with a WAC basketball game. We agree to move it up to the morning/early afternoon and then are told the parade is closing down Kalakaua. I want to contact the club and see if they will agree to move it up an hour so the paraqde will run 9:30 to 12:30.
    Any Tsaikos in the know about the club?? Contacts for the club???

    Please let me know asap.

    Don talked to ray this morning and he will respond to you this evening if he has not already. Talked to him about the situation and he assures me that his group will be out of the whole kalakaua area by 12:45-1pm. He can not move up his parade cause of the logistics and commitments. He has something in the works with the national guard that might alter the situation but will be meeting with them latter if you could assist him with this it may be of mutual benefit to you both.

  82. Kazz November 1, 2009 2:21 pm

    Against Utah State,

    Moniz shall throw for 340+ yards with 4 passing TDs.

    Alex Green shall have 50+ yards rushing with one TD.

    Defense shall record 3 sacks.

  83. chawan_cut November 1, 2009 2:24 pm

    kazz is a prophet!

  84. Kazz November 1, 2009 2:30 pm


    November 1st, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    kazz is a prophet!

    It was written on the parchment given to me by the Great Pumpkin last night. Interestingly enough, on the back of the document was a transcript of a conversation shared between Joe Paterno and the Great Pumpkin in which it was revealed that Paterno has gone off his rocker… The old fool doesn’t know what sport he’s coaching right now.

    It’s sad really…

    Anyway… the Great Pumpkin has spoken.

  85. Kazz November 1, 2009 2:31 pm

    In this economy, can Fox Sports afford to have five people in studio saying the same amount of content that perhaps two people could?

    It’s like a parody of itself… 🙄

  86. Kazz November 1, 2009 2:36 pm

    RE: Florida Gator incident.

    I believe the defense used in this instance was that the great Tim Tebow came to this player in a vision and told him to do this to save his soul for football eternity.

    At first the player thought he was delusional, but after he saw Tebow’s image on a donut the player started oozing Gatorade from his palms and the room was filled with the scent of H.G.H. and tobacco chew, he knew it was a divine message by the great Tim Tebow, the savior of the football bible belt.

  87. buffoman November 1, 2009 2:38 pm

    Here’s the difference between JJ’s record and Mac’s. JJ took over from VA used much of the same players and turned the program round. The following year he struggled. Mac took over from JJ and took the team to the Hawaii Bowl with a 7-7 record. In the second year he also struggles.

    Here’s the difference. With JJ you knew what he was attempting to do. You saw it with his offense in year one. Yes, he may have been arrogant but we all knew what he wanted to achieve and he was building toward it. The other pieces of his puzzle, special teams and defense were not moving at the same pace, but remember what he used to say, I’ll simply out score them. And for the most part our frustration came because he could not do it in year two. Bute we saw and knew what he wanted to achieve.

    With Mac in year two, we get a lot of confusion and while he was supposed to be the defensive wiz, we have not seen any level of noticable improvement. tackling as a point has not improved and the speed he spoke about does not seem to be have materialized.

    So yes the both trailed off in year two but with JJ we knew what he wanted and for the most part he was moving along those lines: on offense. Mac has yet to show us any clear direction. If anything it really looks very Von Appen like.

    Maybe JD needs to help him. Tell him to fire all of his assistants and start again. Those fired may re-apply, but maybe, just maybe, a clean slate may help him focus.

    We are after all looking to give Mac another couple of years, right?

  88. expat November 1, 2009 2:40 pm

    Remember that none of Boise State’s last four head coches had experience as FBS head coaches. Neither have any of UH’s head coaches before McMackin — so I don’t think it is particularly relevant to question McMackin’s hire from that direction.

  89. Taki November 1, 2009 2:45 pm

    In (another site there) are a lot of posts on Aaron Kia. One post said he was the worse offensive lineman in University of Hawaii football team history.

    Maybe they don’t see what the coaches see on film.

    Another thing, Coach Mack and Rolo is not giving Brent Rausch a change to play. He is the original Warrior starter before a non-game injury got to him. Yeah, yeah, moniz is doing well. But Brent is a Junior and I believe he will do better than Moniz.

  90. Oh my! November 1, 2009 2:47 pm

    It was written on the parchment given to me by the Great Pumpkin last night. Interestingly enough, on the back of the document was a transcript of a conversation shared between Greg McMackin and the Great Pumpkin in which it was revealed that McMackin has gone off his rocker… The old fool doesn’t know what sport he’s coaching right now as was clearly evidenced when he responded to a halftime interview during the La Tech game in which he was asked about a pass into the end zone and he responded “oh, you mean the three point play”.

    It’s sad really…

    Anyway… the Great Pumpkin has spoken.

  91. Kekoa November 1, 2009 2:53 pm


    November 1st, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    In this economy, can Fox Sports afford to have five people in studio saying the same amount of content that perhaps two people could?

    It’s like a parody of itself…


    Not only that Kazz…the 5 talking heads are going on the road next Sunday and will report from Afganistan! It will be a special 2 hour NFL edition with the troops.

    Say what you will about FOX sports, but when you see what it does for the morale of our men and women in the military, this is more about appreciating their service to our country than just football.

    I now return you to the Great Pumpkin Patch!

  92. labrat November 1, 2009 2:55 pm

    Go Yankees.

  93. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 3:06 pm


    you sure? you sure you sure?

    I think the biggest contributor to a turn around this coming weekend….

    is….. taaa daaaa…. could be… ttaaaaa dddaaaaaa… Ron Lee.

    he’s gotta pull Coach Mack outta his slump….

    and for next year….. taaaa daaaa… he’s gotta … ta daaaa….
    put 20 pounds on Brent Rausch.

    yes I’m dreaming. but he’s gotta get the Warriors to make the
    commitment.. you either in….. or you’re in the way………

    i can’t take it anymore…..

  94. RainbowCliff November 1, 2009 3:35 pm

    Pomai, MAHALO kind sir for the photo bucket slide show as you capture pretty much the entire festive occasion. I REALLY appreciate you as when I see you AS I know I will LUNCH and DINNER is on me ! You are The Best my kind friend !

    Kekoa, went to my HEAD REEBOK sponsor told them EVRYTHING about you and he opened the store early for me and we got you ALOHA REEBOK GREEN polo golf shirt as I got it 6x so you can really be comfortable in it. Reebok has been a HUGE sponsor to me over the years and I am ALWAYS grateful when they can do a special request to special people and you Mr. Kekoa are that “A Very Special Gentlemen” !

    I will be sending it off to the PO Box address in Kapolei as if there is any thing different you can let me know by responding to this blog post. The polo is INCREDIBLE !

    Hydromove Polyester with “Reebok” embroider on the left sleeve and the “VECTOR” on the back by the collar. Very comfortable and stylish as you will have heads turning when you sport it to UH games and Tsaiko tailgates as well as Calf Calls.

    My pleasure and honor !

    Garret: got the girls some GREAT treats as I will be sending them off to you in San Diego. I felt REAL bad that Faith, Mika and Lori were victimize by the swine flu as I have been fortunate that my children at the Center has not come down with it. I quickly went out today saw my Disney hook up told them the situation and sweets for the sweets will be COMING my kama aina friend. Factory sweet provided the candy and Disney gave me “Saving Nemo” as I have found a box to get it to you FIRST CLASS my human sports wire friend !

    The address I have is the Mesa Ridge in San Diego and IF you can be so kind to confirm to my home e-mail then the sweets will be on there way. Please help your self and Lori when better to the candy in kind.

    I’m off to the wash house and will check later on as I really plan on getting the items off to you and Kekoa by tomorrow Monday. Gotta get off the computer as Rhonda has some urgent business to take care of.

    Take care kind gents as I have just begun as the ALOHA giving is under way as MORE is still to come !

    Kekoa if the 6x is too large I can exchange for a 5x BUT I do believe you will enjoy the 6 my friend GOT plenty of room for the OPU and you will look like a MILLION BUCKS when you wear it. Be well gentlemen as I remain.

  95. royvic November 1, 2009 3:55 pm

    In Saturday’s mornings Reno paper the sports writer in his first paragraph and introduction had this to say about Coach Mack, “He’s like a blind man trying to figure out the Rubik’s cube”.

    What the writer was referring to, I assume, was Coach Mack’s pregame preparation of solving a way in stopping Nevada’s offense and their QB.

    Although, coincidentally, if the writer has been doing his homework about Coach Mack’s coaching woes, both on and off the field, he’d be spot on with this assessment of the head coaches tenure thus far, especially judging by the discontent coming from the Hawaii fans and media.

    Perhaps an example of an town media, now, poking fun at Coach Mack has having no clue. Just maybe so.

  96. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 4:26 pm


    i’m not gonna take on a small town media guy from anudda State to tell me what I can see for myself. for me, sounds plausible like Edward said, how we got put into dis situation.

    but i gotta have hope to the blue collar guy who now has his back to the wall. he knows it. we know it. he knows we know it. now for sure he knows it now.

    so I gotta believe that this blue collar guy is not a quitter, that all that crying was for the t.v., not the real Greg McMackin fans. the guys who wanna pull for the coach because the Warriors want us to pull for the coach. thats why, in my mind, its gotta all fall on Ron Lee. He is he man who has to step up, give the on the field eye ballz. he gotta get those guyz upstairs in the booth to call their best game.

    Coaches, it is pathetic when the other team’s newspaper gleefully point out they’ve been scouting you guyz all week and they got your number and they call you on it and its like they predicted…. they playing pop warner in da deep blue. jiminy cricket. suck it up and coach!

  97. Garret November 1, 2009 4:31 pm

    I’m glad that BSU stayed ahead of Oregon in the BCS, as some people had predicted Oregon would jump ahead of BSU due to the USC win. What I am *shocked* about is that beating USC resulted in Oregon *dropping* in the computer ratings! How can the computers downgrade a team after the beat USC?

    Iowa, which needed another amazing comeback to stay undefeated, holds tight in the No. 4 position, followed by Cincinnati, Texas Christian, Boise State, Oregon, Louisiana State and Georgia Tech.
    Oregon’s rout of USC was one of the most impressive performances in recent years, yet the one-loss Ducks are getting boxed out by seven unbeaten teams.

    Incredibly, the Ducks’ computer averaged dropped from a tie for sixth to No. 7 this week.

    Right now, Boise State is holding strong at No. 4 in Harris and No. 5 in the coaches’ poll.

  98. Garret November 1, 2009 4:32 pm

    I saw one report that Utah State is 2.5 point *favorites* against UH! I really hope that person was wrong, as UH is at home and it will be homecoming…I cannot grasp Utah State being favored.

  99. Garret November 1, 2009 4:33 pm

    If that report is true, the coaches have tons of bulletin board material to motivate the Warriors.

  100. Garret November 1, 2009 4:34 pm

    RGM had a big play yesterday.

    Ryan Grice-Mullen’s return on the ensuing kickoff led to McCallum’s first field goal. He broke through the first wave of tacklers and scampered 73 yards down the sideline to the Calgary 24 yard line.

  101. FloridaTed November 1, 2009 4:55 pm

    Didn’t Utah State just barely lose to Fresno?

    I wonder if anybody noticed, but the WAC is much stronger overall this year, which makes our own slump even more pronounced.

  102. NYUH November 1, 2009 5:04 pm


    197 Jake Locker, QB WASH 281 158 56.2 1968 7.0 51 12 8 19 123.5
    198 Bryant Moniz, QB HAW 166 94 56.6 1202 7.2 71 6 5 10 123.4

  103. NYUH November 1, 2009 5:10 pm

    Sorry, the link for the stats is

    I think the stats and lack of scoring in the red zone bring down Moniz stats.

  104. Garret November 1, 2009 5:16 pm

    I’m impressed that Idaho came back to beat La Tech yesterday. They won by 1 and La Tech missed an extra point and missed a FG as time expired.

    Utah State did lose by just 4 at Fresno State yesterday. But playing at Fresno State normally wears down a team due to their physical play, and then having to travel to Hawaii makes things even harder on a team. That should hopefully help the Warriors on Saturday.

    Utah State lost to Nevada by 3 and then beat La Tech before the Fresno State game, so they definitely aren’t the bad team they used to be.

  105. 22Tokyo November 1, 2009 5:20 pm


    Opening line: Utah State favored by 1….

  106. Don Weir November 1, 2009 5:25 pm

    Mahalo Koakane for putting in the word for Na Koa.
    We will see what can be worked out.

  107. palolo November 1, 2009 6:13 pm

    I feel sorry for Coach Mac. He got the leftover coaches. Dan Morrison would have been a great OC. On special teams you know Mcknight is crazy and had the players ready to kill. Coach Wes could help both the OL and the running backs, and Coach Jeff had the D-line man up. Rolo will be ready in the future. Tormey brings in the loser Udub special teams punts and kickoffs. Brian Smith is a coach that doesn’t get the respect of his players and I wonder what Coach Mac see in him? June Jones and SMU will be here for the Hawaii Bowl and we will see what Hawaii missed out on when we did not take care of the coach.

  108. labratatouie November 1, 2009 6:40 pm

    And Yankees win. One to go. Arod clutch

  109. SteveM November 1, 2009 6:41 pm

    skip if not interested in Hawaii Cruising

    SteveM aboard the M/V Pride of America

    Sunday Nov. 1, 2009
    Port of Kahului – day 1

    Mom is with some elder Chinese visitors at a ribbon lei class using Roosevelt High colors. Chance meeting at the buffet again (not really chance–apply the “similar habits” concept shared at Cruiser Calls 🙂 )

    Ship is reportedly full and sold out. Doesn’t seem like it., but the ship’s buffet and main dining rooms are massive and the public areas large. Only the pool deck might be a little smaller than ships it’s size, but there’s another pool tank on the stern with hot tub with an unrestricted view. I’ll take a photo of the massive fitness center on the way there. Missed the morning exercise session for the 110th time in a row.

    I slept most of the afternoon after the hot tub, pool and lunch in the buffet.

    If this was a Tsai-ko Cruise…
    The Key West Bar and Grill on deck 12 immediately forward and overlooking the pool deck is an adequate meet area for the daytime Tsai-kos utilizing the hot tubs and pools. Could also use the shade of the pool deck tables and cocktail waiters and either walk to the adjacent buffet for supplemental munchies.

    The Key West would be for those not golfing at at the <b<duffer tournament today and tomorrow. Golfing at Makena North (?) is also available as a ship sponsored activity. Ship arranged golfing in Kona is at the Waikaloa Village–18 holes, transportation, golf balls and lunch for $99. ship also rents Callaway clubs.

    Some Tsai-kos might be found in the 5:00 PM Singles Social in the Napa Wine Bar on Deck 6, but those not attending whitey’s patented Maui darkside tour can watch a Polynesia show in the large theater. Karaoke from 9:00 PM in the Gold Rush Saloon. Country Line dancing in Club Mardi Gras at 10:45 PM. The Haleakala Crater Sunrise viewing tour departs at 0345 tomorrow morning.

  110. labratatouie November 1, 2009 6:42 pm

    Warriors kick Aggie butt. I want payback. Run it down their throats.

  111. Kazz November 1, 2009 6:45 pm

    Don Weir,

    Sorry if I missed something, but is there a reason that this year’s Alex Waterhouse Banquet set for a luncheon as opposed to a dinner like past years?

  112. Garret November 1, 2009 7:14 pm


    It was clear that Jeff Reinbold wanted to stay at UH, and he stayed in Hawaii well after the other coaches had left. However, it was also clear that Mac did not want to retain him…so, you cannot blame JJ for taking Reinbold away because his leaving was Mac’s decision.

  113. Garret November 1, 2009 7:16 pm

    Bess is struggling at Miami. At least his team won today.

    WR Davone Bess has become undependable after another mistake-filled day.

    His struggles kick off talking points from Sunday’s 30-25 win against the Jets.

    1. What’s up with Davone Bess? For the second week in a row, he made a crucial fumble and also dropped a pass.

    Last season, Bess’ toughness and reliability won Dolfans’ hearts and made Parcells and Co. look like geniuses for signing him as an undrafted rookie. These days, Bess is much less reliable.

    With Miami leading 17-6, Bess fumbled a punt on the Dolphins’ 29 to set up a Jets’ TD. Last week, Bess’ fumble late in the first half began the wild momentum swing in the Saints’ loss.

    Bess does lead the team with 30 catches, but he averages just 6.9 yards, including 4.5 yards on four catches Sunday. It’s yet another reminder how much the Dolphins need a big-play threat at WR

  114. Garret November 1, 2009 7:18 pm


    Thank you for that info. I saw a report about a different spread earlier, but I’m guessing that things will be adjusted throughout the week as injury reports are announced. Is Meatoga okay? A healthy Meatoga is a force that really helps the D.

  115. Kazz November 1, 2009 7:22 pm

    STORY TIME!!!!!!!!!!

    Went to times Waimalu a few hours ago. A man with his wife, both probably in their late 70’s actually asked me, rudely as if I was like his grandson he didn’t see in a long time, “so what you think ‘they’ going win another game this year?” (I wore a UH football shirt and hat)

    I laughed at his brashness as if I was in his house for a second and said “sure, bad things have to end sometime”.

    Then he scoffs and raises his voice, “C’MON!!!” and then he proceeded to mumble something while his wife tries to remind him of manners in public towards strangers.

    Not sure what he got out of it, but it sure held up the checkout line for a little.

    Why ask a question if you only want one answer?

    I guess I’ll have about 50+ more years to go on this planet before I can appreciate the agony of walking around with a diaper and taking it out on people. 😆 😆 😆

  116. Kazz November 1, 2009 7:28 pm


    There is no way guys like Fonoti, Falemalu, and especially Meatoga can be healthy or near 100%. An ankle injury as bad as he had combined with the position he plays does not bode well.

    The injuries and inexperience on the DL is effecting everything, from the pass rush to the effectiveness of the LBs to find a gap to shoot. If there is no push from the DL then there are no gaps.

    Still yet, unless I have missed something, senior Rocky Savaiigaea has been too quiet and I cannot remember a report or announcement of an injury to him thus far. Needless to say I was excited with his hard work during the offseason to drop all that weight and he looked awesome at fall camp. Of course one man does not make an entire unit, but we’ve seen good individual stats from Tufaga in past games, just imagine what it would be like with at least one more or two more DL making those kinds of tackles and so forth?

  117. lava November 1, 2009 7:30 pm

    I think the only problem with the team is the personnel they have on the field for any given play. They have to figure out each players strengths and weaknesses.

    Great example:
    Former 1st round pick of the New York Knicks, Channing Frye, a 6-11 forward/center.

    In 2 years as a Knick, he played in 137 games and attempted a total of 27 three point shots.

    In the next 2 years with Portland, he played in 141 games and attempted a total of 43 three point shots.

    This year he is with Phoenix. Phoenix coaches detected his skill shooting from three point range, and have given him the green light to shoot from three point range. In just 3 games he has already attempted 20 three point shots. Even more astonishing is that he has the green light to shoot, and he’s made 13 of the 20 three point shots.

    We have players on this team and don’t get utilized properly. That is the thing that needs to change. As has been pointed out, if our punter is not good and angling his kicks, just let the guy boom everything straight. If even his straight punts go 1 yard and 7 yards, then we’ll go for it.

  118. A-House November 1, 2009 7:31 pm

    World Series:

    One of the most weird top of the 9th I have eve witnessed.

    2 outs and J Damon gets a walk who then steals 2nd but the throw is in the dirt and late – Damon jumps up and begins running to 3rd base and I’m thinking he will be out when the 2nd baseman throws to the 3rd baseman who is not there – can’t see him anywhere – thus, Damon steals 2 bases and sits on 3rd base.

    next batter gets hit by the ball – man on 1st and 3rd – next batter lines single into left field, Damon scores making it NY 5 and Philly 4 – runner moves up to 2nd – next batter singles and stretches it into a double – now runners on 2nd and 3rd.

    Alex R lines a double into left center scoring 2 more runs and he trots into 2nd base and is tagged out – still trying to figure out what he was thinking – inning over.

    Mariano closes the bottom of the 9th on 8 pitches.

  119. A-House November 1, 2009 7:42 pm


    Perhaps Coach Mack did not want Sun God because he was involved in offering the DB a scholaship, one that’s suing UH now, and street talk was he had NO authority to offer the scholarship. Street talk was that the recruit was told by someone from the football staff that the scholarship was revoked when JJ left. Heard he walked on to Portland State.

    Contrary, Sun God apparently, with JJ’s blessing, was one of a few coaches allowed to extend offers to recruits so it got kinda confusing after a while. Suit is still pending.

    I met Jeff R on several occasions and he seemed to be a very genuine person who really wanted UH to do well. He related well to the local kids.

  120. Rich2176 November 1, 2009 8:25 pm

    Good Sunday to All!

    Too much to comment on over the past few weeks, but here goes:

    Team could/should be 5-3. Should not have lost at UNLV and had good chances against Idaho and Nevada. The team is playing hard, but 2-3 bad plays per game combined w/ DUMB penalties is what’s killing them. One thing I’ve noticed since JJ left is that there is very little to ZERO downfield blocking once a pass is completed. The dredheads ALWAYS came back to help out the receiver.

    I like Moniz. Lotsa cajones.

    I spent a lot of time talking with JR at JJ’s Kona golf tournament. He seemed heartbroken about not being part of the Warriors. Life goes on…

    Due to a very hectic work schedule the past 3 weeks, I’m kinda bummed I couldn’t go to Reno. See all of the mainland Road Warriors in San Jose!

    Garret – hope everyone in the house is healthy again.

    RainbowCliff – I’m sorry I missed your big day last Wed., but was good chatting w/ you yesterday. Congrats on being the ultimate Rainbow Warrior!

    A-House – Damon was able to steal 2nd & 3rd base on the same play because the infield had a shift on for the hitter. The short-stop was actually shading the right field side of the bag and the throw from the catcher went to the 3rd baseman who was covering 2nd. When Damon realized nobody was covering 3rd, he bolted and outran the pursuit of the 3rd baseman. I’ve never seen anyone get credit for two steals on one play.

    There’s so much more to post, but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow…

  121. Garret November 1, 2009 8:42 pm


    Nice to see you stop by the blog again! I’ll see you in San Jose and we can catch up then.

  122. Garret November 1, 2009 8:45 pm


    I’m not sure what was the real reason behind Mac not wanting to retain JR. I just wanted to point out to the other poster that JR didn’t leave UH by choice.

  123. Garret November 1, 2009 8:46 pm

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

    Students from the UK and New Zealand were on a vacation in Samoa when the tsunami hit and survived by riding out the tsunami on their surfboard.

  124. Garret November 1, 2009 8:47 pm

    Worldwide airline revenue for ancillary revenue (check-in baggage charge and other new fees) totaled $10.3 billion in 2008, up 346% from 2006. This apparently has been keeping the airline industry afloat during the recession. The top 10 US airlines collected $670 million in bag fees last quarter!

  125. Rich2176 November 1, 2009 8:47 pm

    Garret – I’ll try and call you this week. Might need 1-3 tix. Dad may come up w/me and he may bring a buddy to drive back home with and then I can fly out of San Jose later that night.

    Looks like the blog patrol is deleting posts…hmmm…

  126. Jason November 1, 2009 8:47 pm

    A-House: Sorry, I’m a stickler for details. It was Teixeira who got hit by the pitch, then A-Rod who hit the RBI double that knocked Damon in and advanced Tex to 3rd. Then Posada hit the single that knocked in Tex and A-Rod, but a good throw from Ibáñez got him out as he tried to stretch the hit into a double.

  127. Garret November 1, 2009 8:48 pm

    Report warns that all the people working from home in the event of a swine flu epidemic would overwhelm the internet.

  128. Garret November 1, 2009 8:48 pm

    112-year-old Somali man married a 17-year-old girl! He already has 13 children by 5 wives and hopes to have a child with his new bride.

  129. Garret November 1, 2009 8:49 pm

    Two students at the University of Nevada were asleep in their bed when a drunk driver drove into their home (he thought he was going to run over his ex-girlfriend, but he drove into the wrong home). The students were in bed pinned under the car for an hour until emergency workers could free them.

  130. Garret November 1, 2009 8:49 pm

    Free play links pau.

  131. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 1, 2009 8:50 pm

    Just a poll question.

    How many of you would miss/be upset if Ron Lee were to quit or get dismissed?

  132. Rich2176 November 1, 2009 8:51 pm

    Garret – re:#124. Bag fees can be the most annoying part of flying. I travel with a carry-on most of the time, but it irks me to have to pay for my golf clubs. It’s almost like Starbucks giving you the first packet of sugar for a nickel and then charging 10 cents for the second and a quarter if you want three.

  133. Garret November 1, 2009 8:52 pm


    I’m not sure if there is still time to get tickets from that Hawaii organization, but if not Don Weir will be a big help I’m sure.

  134. Garret November 1, 2009 8:55 pm


    I hate the bag fees also, but it looks like it is part of the revenue that airlines are counting on now. So, instead of being a temporary thing I’m guessing they will hope that everybody just gets used to it.

    Even Japan Airlines is having a lot of trouble, which is sad because I liked their service when I flew on them twice. The Japanese government is going to try to save Japan Airlines via a huge bailout:

  135. Rich2176 November 1, 2009 8:58 pm

    Thanks Garret. We’ll get it all worked out. I’ve been slammed prepping for an arbitration this week and it’s consumed my life the past 3 weeks. Lawyers sent out discovery Thursday and I get prepped for testimony Tuesday, and am on “hold” Wed – Fri. Can’t wait until this one is done so I can resume a “normal” schedule – including blogging.

  136. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 9:19 pm


    i’m not going to participate in any poll this year. imo, junk dat kine.

    i gonna vent, yell at the coach, give him things to think about, and wish my Warriors well this season. one week at a time.

    Go Warriors

  137. Kekoa November 1, 2009 9:20 pm

    Rainbow Cliff ~ I’m stunned that you are sending me a gift. I’m the one who should be honoring you with a little extra Aloha for your service to the children and young adults of your community. I saw the photos celebrating your special day…Awesome!

    You and your lovely wife Rhonda are in our thoughts as we share a special connection not only to the University, but to our special needs children. Diana says thanks to you and Rhonda, she was able to deal with making the right choice.

    I will contact you by email with the details. Our mailing address has changed.

  138. PowderPuff November 1, 2009 9:24 pm

    Hallelujah for the blog patrol. That was some rude language earlier this evening (not you, Kazz – the one you responded to). It’s a new month and still 5 more games to play. Let’s go Warriors!

  139. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 1, 2009 9:26 pm


    sorry i just see the Advertiser doing polls all the time which imo are really funny. thought i could get some responses here hahaha.

    thanks for the response anyway 🙂

  140. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 9:29 pm

    i like Ron Lee. I wish he would take better care of his health though. Perception is a big deal when you’re coach. Like wearing the glasses.
    😀 Cal has got that part of coaching down. down. down. 😆

    I think coaches are like any other animal. short leash, collar around the neck, a taser as a control measure 😆

    we got the ingredients for a good coaching staff… coach just gotta become more motivated to apply proper control … to himself and others… 😆

    plus, we gotta teach coach betta speekee english.

    “…the rain …. in Spain …. falls mainly on the plain… ”

    but i think this bugga, you gots to repeat da phrase 40 times. 😆

    cuz coach has been conditioned to be cordial and jolly fo so long,

    da words come out like automatic:

    :the rain … in Spain. falls mainly … on doze little green f/xx%vs ” :

    mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

  141. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 1, 2009 9:35 pm

    OFF-SPORTS TOPIC – somewhat: Over the past several months, a number of regulars on this blog have raised the issue of legalizing gambling here in Hawai`i. If you’re a resident of the City & County of Honolulu, here’s an opportunity to express your position on the issue.

    City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi has introduced RESOLUTION 09-313 – OPPOSING LEGALIZED GAMBLING. Urging the Hawaii State Legislature to oppose legalized gambling –

    It will be heard at the next meeting of the Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee of the Honolulu City Council at 1 pm, Wednesday, November 4, in the Councill Committee Meeting Room, Honolulu Hale/Second Floor.

    NOTE: A resolution only states the intent of the City & County of Honolulu and does not have the force of law.

    If you’re interested in submitting written testimony and/or speaking to the Committee itself, here is the website – – where you can get additional information about the meeting itself.

    In order to address the current and future budget deficits, the 2010 Legislature is likely to consider a variety of bills dealing with legalized gambling – a lottery or horse-racing or casinos or slots or bingo or ITB or ???

    Since the Hawai`i voters have never been given the opportunity to vote directly on gambling, public hearings such as these are the only options for the public to let elected officials know how they feel.

  142. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 9:37 pm

    O… I can see… I can see….

    A win will cure me.

    yelling at coach; therapy!

    ahem ahem

    thank you thank you thank you 😀

  143. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 1, 2009 9:38 pm


    In case you didn’t get your question answered, the reason for a luncheon rather than a dinner on December 6 is that the men’s basketball team has a 5:05 pm home game that same day

  144. bighilofan2 November 1, 2009 9:39 pm

    ok nite nite.

    Go Warriors!

  145. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 1, 2009 9:41 pm

    Whoops!! ITB = OTB in #141

  146. madeinhawaii November 1, 2009 9:58 pm

    Ah well.. another week starts and another opponent sits on the other end of the week. Brush the sneers, jeers, and bad vibes off the unis and cleats and dig in for another opportunity to redeem oneself, the team, the coaches, the program, and the faithful fans.

    They did a lot of good things this past weekend, but just enough bad things to shoot their toes off.. one at a time…and lose by ten.

    Yet… they didn’t lose by the predicted 28. The defense got the ball back enough times for the Offense to have made a difference if the Offense had kept their momentum.

    But they made more touchdowns this past Saturday than in recent weeks. This with a new QB at the helm and Bradley out as well.

    It’s sometimes hard to sink one’s teeth into this team because the core players are so finite. Salas, Pilares, Estes on offense…. Torres and ?? on defense.

    Then we have a long list of up and coming players like Medieros, Green and Taylor (great when he hangs on to the ball). Just about everyone else on defense.

    We have an absence of the expected from Fonoti, Meatoga, and a few others… mostly due to chronic injuries.

    We then have a long list of injured who may or may not be able to really contribute to the rest of the season.

    I was as disappointed with our loss this weekend as I was disheartened at Warrior offense’s inability to maintain their momentum after they had started out so well. It seems like they have been throwing interceptions in the red zone in just about every loss. And each time it marks the start of a downward cycle. Had they made that field goal maybe the outcome would have been different, too.

    We had a little bit of everything that could go wrong going wrong last Saturday. BUT we had a lot of things go right, as well. Just gotta keep stringing the good stuff together… Repetition… turnstile production…

    The Warriors can do it!


  147. Pride. November 1, 2009 10:07 pm

    I know that Garret has been posting for several weeks now about our Warrior’s poor peformance in the third quarter. I’ll have to agree with him that something happens to our Warriors in the middle of the game. Here are our scoring stats for all of the D1 FBS games this year.

    1st Q / 2nd Q / 3rd Q / 4th Q

    Hawaii 58 / 30 / 2 / 56

    Opponents 59 / 68 / 66 / 50

    Diff. -1 / -38 / -64 / +6

    What happens to us in the second and third quarters? Are the players focused in the first and fourth quarters but not during the middle of the game? Are the players “exhausted” during the second and third quarters? but get their “second wind” in the fourth quarter?

    Do opposing coaches take advantage and make adjustments after the first quarter and we catch up to them in the fourth quarter?

    I’m not sure. Perhaps someone in the know can enlighten us.

  148. Pride. November 1, 2009 10:34 pm

    I liked the way that Rolo mixed in 16 called running plays with the 53 called pass plays in yesterday’s game. That’s calling a run every 4.3 plays. That will help us in the passing game by keeping the linebackers honest. But the fact that we passed the ball 49 times will also open up a bunch of running lanes for Green, Dimude, and LWJ. Almost 500 yards offense is a pretty good day offensively. Offense needs to look at this game film and use it to build confidence for the next three very winnable games. If we cut down on the stupid mistakes and hold on to the football we should be able to win the rest of the WAC games. We’ll take a look at the rest of the season after that.

  149. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 1, 2009 11:00 pm

    Hi Rich2176!!!

    Hi Pride.
    Thanks for the comments. While I am not an X-O person, I am still supporting what I perceive to be a rebuilding year and have only good thoughts and positive vibes for all who are working so hard to achieve success.

    Again, I am a believer in UNITY. Self-destruction is the worst thing that can happen to a team.

    W-Doc. I am totally against legalized gambling in Hawaii. There is nothing sweeter than being able to earn our livings by working at what we love to do. In order for someone to “win” there must be many “losers”. It is not pono, imho.

    ST- did you notice the empty chair on So You Think You Can Dance? It has Paula’s name on it 😆

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  150. al November 1, 2009 11:08 pm

    be prepared to witness an upset.

    hey, i really felt going in to the game that we would take reno. i think that post #147 alludes to our problems. i believe we could be a better team than 2-6. yah we’ve had a load of injuries. but, we need to be better at what we do.

    folks in manoa need to take care of business. student/athletes need to step it up and surely the coaches need to lead by example.

  151. al November 1, 2009 11:19 pm

    offensively we are poised to explode upon someone soon.

    i think that green has earned the right to start.

    i’d love to see dimude with a few more opportunities even if it is on punt/kick returner teams.

    special teams need to be simplified

    defense is improving but needs to play stout.

  152. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 1, 2009 11:39 pm


    Given your opposition to legalized gambling, I strongly urge that you communicate your position to your elected officials in the State House and Senate as well as to Rep. Jon Riki Karamatu and Sen. Brian Taniguchi, Chairs of the Judiciary Committees in each Chamber.

    As for a community-based organization which strongly opposes legalized gambling in Hawai`i and which has some major supporters in the Legislature, I recommend that you contact the League of Women Voters of Hawai`i. Their website – – will provide you with the name of the person who is chairing the committee set up to oppose legalized gambling.

    There are a number of faith-based institutions which also oppose legalized gambling; you can get their contact information from the LWV’s pointperson on the issue.

    Gambling, like other moral issues such as civil unions, decriminalization of marijuana & abortion, is ultimately a personal decision. The Big Picture issue is who should make the decision – the indivdual or the government.

  153. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 1, 2009 11:51 pm

    W-Doc – One thing I know – change happens in the heart and is not something that is effectively legislated. I have an idea of what to choose for myself and I give all my fellow human beings the chance to do the same.
    That’s why I love the Tsai-kos so much- we have a large variety of humanity represented in our ranks here. And we mostly live and let live- with a foundation of respect and aloha.
    My efforts for wholesale change happen on the spiritual walker level, and I leave the politics to the politicians.

  154. amiloride November 1, 2009 11:51 pm

    Great info!

  155. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 1, 2009 11:55 pm

    al- I agree. I stand expectant of the great finish to this year. Every week, I see improvements. But then again, I am looking for improvements.

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  156. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 2, 2009 12:18 am

    If we leave politics to the “politicians” instead of the people, then we will wind up with demogogues ruling over us.

    I can give a dozen examples right here in Hawai`i in which a small group of people – in one instance a single person – who decided that something had to be done about a particular issue. By gathering support, doing quality research, educating & informing the general public as well as elected officials, and dedicating hundreds, if not thousands of hours to their cause, they made something happen.

    Although I certainly understand what you believe, I can tell you based upon working in the Legislature and as a policy advocate both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors that elected officials are not mind-readers. They do pay attention to the people who take the time to contact them on whatever the issue might be.

    Even signing a petition is better than doing nothing. But the best way is to talk to your elected officials.

    If you don’t speak up for your position, then how are they to know what you want.

  157. wafan November 2, 2009 3:33 am

    A good Monday to each of you!

  158. wafan November 2, 2009 3:37 am

    Survived conferences. Parents are never the problem it is the long “breaks” between parents that are so wearing.

    This week, lots of meetings during and after school about filling out reports and gathering more data for more studies.

    I wonder when they really expect us to teach?

  159. wafan November 2, 2009 3:42 am

    See you later this afternoon!

  160. wafan November 2, 2009 3:42 am

    Oh, heck.


  161. Pomai November 2, 2009 5:19 am

    We will not quit on this team!!!!!
    UH vs Utah State
    28    –    24    wafan
    34    –    24    Kaimuki Kid
    35    –    13    rasu begasu
    35    –    28    LizKauai
    42    –    17    Pomai
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    56    –    25    d1
    63    –    12    homey

  162. Pomai November 2, 2009 5:21 am

    d1 will change later my fat fingers got in the way LOL

  163. Pomai November 2, 2009 5:35 am

    Noticed in todays paper they had a poll about UH football :

    How are you feeling about the University of Hawaii football season so far?

    Depressed – 41.3
    cautiously optimistic – 14.4
    can still make the Hawaii Bowl – 3.1
    don’t care – 41.3
    That last one is what is wrong with this program!!! IMHO

    I’m in the 3.1

  164. gmahoney November 2, 2009 5:38 am


    About to see a breakthrough–

    31 UH
    10 Utah State

  165. bighilofan2 November 2, 2009 5:45 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


  166. bighilofan2 November 2, 2009 5:48 am

    I think our offense has had a few practices now, and is getting better, and the new guys Javonte and Chizzy and Alex are starting to find
    their spots on the team, joining Salas in producing points.

    bottom line, our coaches gotta lead by example.

  167. Slugger November 2, 2009 6:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

  168. bighilofan2 November 2, 2009 6:15 am

    have a nice day Tsaikos.

    hi ho hi ho.

    esme woossshhhhh >>>>>>>>

  169. d1島 November 2, 2009 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!


    I’m wicchu…a 3.1 percent-er! 🙂

    Until no can, still can!

    Have a terrific day errybody!


  170. Pomai November 2, 2009 6:30 am

    We will not quit on this team!!!!!
    UH vs Utah State
    28    –    24    wafan
    31    –    10    gmahoney
    31    –    24    bighilofan2
    34    –    24    Kaimuki Kid
    35    –    13    rasu begasu
    35    –    28    LizKauai
    42    –    17    Pomai
    56    –    14    d1
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  171. Pomai November 2, 2009 6:32 am

    Right d1, I mean if you don’t think you can win then you’ve lost already!!!! We can win these games.

  172. primo123 November 2, 2009 10:27 am

    watcha think?

    i hawaii lose to utah st, coach mcmackin should off to pay for admission to the next game.

    every1 think he’s overpaid anyway. he should give back…..’nough of this the boys are playin hard crap… mac should think outta da box.

    jus my 2cents.

  173. Kekoa November 2, 2009 11:00 am


  174. Kekoa November 2, 2009 11:10 am

    more testing…

    With all the mistakes the team has made these past few weeks, nothing could be as bad as this:

  175. Clemento November 2, 2009 9:09 pm

    Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

  176. Da Punchbowl Kid November 4, 2009 7:58 am

    Where am I ?

  177. 2left November 4, 2009 10:49 am

    “Luke Ingram on the high snap to Dunnachie, after which he launched a 7-yard punt: ‘Bad snaps happen, dude.'”

    That about says it all.

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid November 4, 2009 3:02 pm


  179. Madeleine Newman November 18, 2009 3:23 am

    Could you recommend any specific resources, books, or other blogs on this topic?

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