UH lands pass-rusher

Jordan Silva, a defensive end/outside linebacker from Murrieta (Calif.) Valley High, told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Rainbow Warriors.

Silva said he is 6-5, 240 pounds and is capable of running 40 yards in 4.7 seconds.

In 10 games this past season, Silva had nine sacks. Fifty of his 74 tackles were solo stops.

He also was used as a running back in short-yardage situations, gaining 150 yards in 30 carries. He had six touchdowns. For his running skills, he was nicknamed “Moose” and “Refrigerator.”

Here’s Silva in action: Silva highlight video

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The actual number of written applications won’t be known until the end of the week, but dozens of coaches have inquired about UH’s vacant defensive coordinator’s position.

There does not appear to be any rush in filling three openings — two on defense, one on offense. Graduate assistants Jordan Wynn and Luke Matthews had expanded roles after Aaron Price was fired as offensive coordinator in August. Price, who had been on staff for nearly six months, was not involved in recruiting. DC Thom Kaumeyer and linebacker coach Tony Tuioti were not actively recruiting when they were dismissed last week Tuesday.

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  1. wafan December 16, 2013 6:38 am


  2. Buffoman December 16, 2013 6:40 am

    Nice to see that there are folks wanting to be coaches here. Maybe there is a candidate or two that would surprise us as applicants.

  3. postmanke December 16, 2013 6:46 am

    hard to find coaches with the total package at the salary that is offered. this has to be frustrating as heck for Chow. take your time.

  4. tommui December 16, 2013 6:58 am


    Hope the applicants are GOOD coaches and, hopefully, good recruiters.

  5. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 7:18 am

    Aloha kakou! A little thought to think about as we look for our new DC:

    vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others….we need some of that on the D side.

  6. Kukui High School December 16, 2013 7:25 am

    I say (generally speaking) you get what you pay for. With that, if UH is serious about keeping football and the rest of its athletic teams in DI, then they should fork out the money and go after a quality coach because if the program does not improve in wins and $, then ALOHA means good-bye!

  7. A-House December 16, 2013 7:26 am

    I agree with several blogger who suggested that looking for assistants should be concentrated at a lower level and stay away from the “big” names from BCS conferences – they want the same perks at a mid-level as they did in a BCS conference

    surely, there are young, with the emphasis on “young”, but experienced coaches who will accept the salary grade offered by UH – perhaps a short stay if very successful or wanting to stay in Hawaii after being here for 2-4 years.

  8. A-House December 16, 2013 7:28 am


    Interesting that Tuioti was NOT involved in recruiting – perhaps Chow was already planting the seeds to let him go – the last person tied to the Mack era

    I liked Tuioti and thought he was a good recruiter – that’s looking from the outside in

  9. Ipu Man December 16, 2013 7:40 am

    Maybe Dick Tomey would like to make one last hurrah…

  10. Shoko December 16, 2013 7:40 am

    Have no idea who the next defensive coordinator will be, but it will be interesting to see what defensive scheme he wants to run. Hope its easy to teach because time is not on Chow’s side at this point.

  11. Shoko December 16, 2013 7:44 am

    I read that Chris Tormey has applied for a couple of heading coaching positions in Washington.

    University of Whitney:

    Central Washington:

    That guy has had a tumultuous career since his success at Idaho, yet he still is able to find employment.

  12. jeezy33 December 16, 2013 7:49 am

    8. Problem is if you look at the past 2 senior classes and next years senior class, we didn’t really have 1 good recruiter in the Mack era. 2 of the best players in next years class weren’t offered til very late in the recruiting game in Beau Yap and Moses Samia.

  13. Shoko December 16, 2013 8:03 am

    Well, if you’re looking for a good recruiter to hire, I think we should seriously look into this guy. According to his four-point plan, recruiting is a top priority. However, he says that he probably won’t be able to graduate many players because most of them will leave early for the NFL.


  14. hossana December 16, 2013 8:11 am

    Hey, MONTE KIFFEN, the Dallas Cowboys D.C. will be looking for a job and since he and ChowFun are almost age-related, geezus, they would be compatible with one another. Shucks, the Defense and Offense will also be compatible and both could or would be described in one word or maybe two words: IT’LL STINK!!!

  15. RedZone December 16, 2013 8:42 am

    Looks like Chris Klieman got the head coaching gig. Still don’t like how UH drags its feet when hiring coaches. How hard is it to find another GA?

  16. jm2375 December 16, 2013 8:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    For those of you complaining that the UH Pres gets paid too much, it seems that the salary is about the median for public university presidents.

    A previously published report by the Chronicle examined the salaries of public college presidents from the 2011-2012 budget year. It found that four earned more than $1 million in compensation. The median total compensation was $441,392, or 4.7 percent more than from the previous year.


  17. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 8:44 am

    7… I like going in the lower division route for the vacancies. THe biggest reason being that they don’t have pressure to recruit this offseason, and of course, fits the budget. As ST mentioned, TK and Tony weren’t the primary recruiters and letting them go shouldn’t affect recruiting this year.

    Glad to see there are several applicants. Be interesting to find out the names once they are disclosed. UH has options so I’m not too worried about who they get. Just as long as they are good X’s and O’s guy.

    From what I saw, UH didn’t have a major talent issue, they had a X’s and O’s issue. I know the TFL stat is crazy, but has an asterisk next to it because of how many big plays were given up on 3rd down. Many of those TFLs were wasted.

  18. RedZone December 16, 2013 8:46 am

    Need to take a look at this guy looking to transfer. He has already graduated and can play right away.


  19. (Jesse)James December 16, 2013 8:50 am

    Top Twenty Five…Woo Hoo

    As A-Joe says… “Awesome Morning” Tsaikos!!!

  20. 808WarriorFan December 16, 2013 8:51 am

    With Mack Brown stepping down at Texas, Duane Akina could be a “free agent”. Also the unfortunate news about Rich Ellerson this morning. Both would be awesome candidates if they’re willing to work for around $250K & coming back to Hawaii. Lots of experience in those 2

  21. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 8:53 am

    The one person with local ties, and possibly might have availability, is Duane Akina. A couple of items of note that might factor into the situation are as follows:

    one, will he be retained by the new coach, if so, he might take a pay cut, but still in would be in the 350-400K;

    two, Baylor coach, a little birdie told me, that his protege of sorts (aka Brian Norwood, Dk was his former position coach and then assisted him at UA as his GA) has reached out to his to gauge his interest in coming to Baylor;

    three, if here were available and interested, then moola (probably at least close to 300K) would be requested, and maybe even more important, is that anyone that knows DA, knows he is one of the most adamant proponents of man-on-coverage. He like to play man-on, about 75% of the time, its the reason why he has some many guys playing on sundays, and also, why Manny Diaz, some would say, is gone. That is to say, a major philosophical divergence with Diaz’s zone schematic.

    One other thing about DA, he has a major pipeline into TX and AZ.

    Hmmmn…things to consider.

  22. Fei Jai December 16, 2013 9:06 am

    A winning record is the best pipeline to successful recruiting. Period. Win and kids will want to come here to play. Lose and the opposite happens.

  23. Marleysdad December 16, 2013 9:32 am

    22, is that how Ole Miss got the top recruiting classes the past 2 years?

  24. lowtone123 December 16, 2013 9:38 am

    Ellerson for DC.

  25. PaulCrewe December 16, 2013 9:49 am

    The next defensive coordinator has to have the ability to play both 3- and 4-down and have the ability to adjust to playing option, playing spreads, the defensive coaches, with the schedule we have, have to have a great deal of flexibility. The defensive coordinator has to have that ability to handle a variety of different offenses. We’ve got to have some flexibility. To do that, you’ve got to be able to run both 3-down and 4-down.

    That means using different personnel packages, fronts and coverage looks to confuse offenses and generate favorable matchups.


  26. jonj December 16, 2013 10:04 am

    25 Paulcrews

    As I said in previous blogs we cant play 3/4 defenses we don’t have guys big enough. Heres a sentence from your own article.
    “There just aren’t enough big, long guys who can swallow double teams up but are quick enough to play on the edge.”
    If the NFL has a hard time finding guys for the 3/4 how can we find guys big enough??

  27. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 10:09 am

    So proud of our staff for not moving with any urgency to hire 3 key assistant positions!

    Go Bows!

  28. Old Diver December 16, 2013 10:12 am


    Nonsense, Yap committed to Baylor then changed his mind and called Mack. You have no idea if Mack had offered Yap a scholarship before he committed to Baylor. As for Samia, besides UH who offered him a scholarship? And I’m not talking about a simple phone call of interest.

  29. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 10:14 am

    #16 JM,


  30. Old Diver December 16, 2013 10:16 am


    Also the meat of the team this year were Mack recruits. The so called great recruiting classes Chow put together over the past two years by and large have not been able to unseat them. And as you yourself have pointed out many times, where are the great QB recruits Chow was suppose to bring in?

  31. WAR December 16, 2013 10:17 am

    No rush? What you smoking Tsai? Stop being a fricken puppet and ask the hard questions to Chow! And as for saying TT wasn’t a primary recruiter, weren’t you, Dave Reardon and all the other sports writers and sportscasters phasing TT on the recruits (Mike Edwards, JHT, etc…) he was able to get? Now you make it sound like losing TT Is nothing to worry about? C’mon, stop it with the Pom poms Tsai.

  32. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 10:20 am

    27… may not be the staff’s fault. There’s a administrative process that has to be followed.

    UH doesn’t have money to just throw around, so the higher ups are going to take their time and vet the applicants closely…. and we all have to hope they pick the right persons.

  33. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 10:21 am

    Giving the coaches the benefit of the doubt in that they are waiting until the bowl season is pau to take a look at the field of available coaches.

    People like Akina and Norwood are not going to be leaving their respective schools before they finish their bowl.

  34. Whats up December 16, 2013 10:26 am


    If the meat of the program is Macks recruits does that explain why Hawai went in 2012 3-9 and 2013 1-11? I mean the meat of Chow recruits where Freshman and Sophomores right? So Macks recruits that are more experienc and seasoned should be better than Chow very young recruits that couldn’t unseat them, correct? Just saying?

  35. cocobean December 16, 2013 10:30 am

    In regards to the coaching vacancies….in my opinion if people are familiar with the name -i.e. Norwood, Ellerson, “Brick”, ….then we probably can’t afford that person.

    I just hope we don’t end up with someone who is in the December of his career. I think we’d be better off with a younger guy – 35 to 40 give or take a couple of years.

  36. PaulCrewe December 16, 2013 10:32 am

    Defenses need to be multiple. Teams need be able to run a 5-2 allignment then a 4-3 with a shell defense of two-deep secondary. The same team that runs a 4-3 base defense might also use a 3-4, like North Carolina State.
    Get two defensive ends who put their hand on the ground (4-3) and can stand up and play linebacker.
    With a 4-3 easily converted defenseit makes it more difficult for the quarterback and center to identify rushers and call protections against a 3-4.
    The thing with a 3-4 is that you don’t know where that fourth rusher is coming from.
    It all just goes in cycles, You’ll see the 4-3 for a while, then the 3-4 for a while. It depends on personnel, the types of bodies. It’s predicated on what’s available.

  37. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 10:41 am

    p-mafia gotta step it up again 😉

  38. wasabi December 16, 2013 10:45 am

    FUHA…when are you going to hold Chow accountable? Your apologist attitude toward him was amusing for a while.
    just wondering what your threshold is. It seems to be pretty high!

  39. A-House December 16, 2013 10:48 am


    except for 1 or two in the defensive secondary, all the freshman and sophomores are Chow’s recruits – yes?

    seems like this unit was the weak point for 2013 – all the 3rd and long that were converted into 1st downs because they could not keep up with the receivers or RB; OR, was it because the coaches put them into the wrong scheme

    must admit that #1 was somewhat sensational last year, but what happened in 2013 when he go beat so many times, poor tackling, etc.

  40. A-House December 16, 2013 10:51 am

    a 4 – 3 defensive line can also be converted into a 3 -4 scheme by designating a DL guy to step back and become the 4th LB – do we not see that in the NFL?

  41. Rodney December 16, 2013 10:56 am

    Defense needs to stop the spread offenses
    that are being used. 5-2 multi fronts.

  42. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 11:04 am

    Coco—I think all things considered ( what we can actually get, coupled with what we can also afford) we might have to go with a tad of youth–and thus, I am in agreement with you.

    That said, I reiterate my comment from a couple days ago: some wild cards we should, at minimum, have on our radar, are: Ikaika Malloe, Ink Aleaga (in my guessetimation, would be a solid football operations director) and Kim McCloud.

  43. Whats up December 16, 2013 11:21 am

    A House

    I wasn’t being serious about the players Macks or Chows. The past 2 seasons are a combination of coaching, players adjusting/learning a new system and the team overall is still very young. Thats why I say those teams like Utah State, SJSU and Fresno that lose a lot of starting Seniors are not going to enjoy a great 2014 season.

    Hawaii does need to replace Kaumeyer with DC that can gameplan and make adjustment with the talent on the roster to stop or slow down the high scoring MWC offense. And land some recruits that can make a immediate impact.

  44. PaulCrewe December 16, 2013 11:51 am

    Many of the best defenses were running some variation of the 3-4 style set. The 3-4 allows a defense to quickly shift a personnel package into a 4-3 look, a 5-2 look, a straight-up 3-4 and even a 4-2-5 or 3-3-5 look without necessarily changing any specific player on the field.

    Thus, a 3-4 becomes enormously flexible in the vertical zones–the manner in which the defense responds on the left, center and right side zones of the field. The 52 Okie defense is similarly flexible; however, teams running it often utilize two fairly big defensive ends who are physically quick, strong and can play in both rushing and passing situations.

  45. jonj December 16, 2013 12:06 pm

    44 To be a good 3-4 team you need big body playes. Ikaika Alama-francis, Mel Purcell, travis laboy type players. I don’t see that on this roster. We do have a couple tweeners in Jeremy Castro, maybe if Manoa beefed up to 250lbs. But we just don’t have it.

    Whats up. Before Mack was Fired he had a nice LB verbaled to us Eddie Lackey, kids killing it at Baylor. I wonder what his last 2 classes could have pulled. Perhaps he could have pulled in another JHT type or Edwards, perhaps another Ben Clark, I bet we keep blake Miur, promise Amadi, DG, Will Gregory, jared Leaf, Trevor Davis. Chows recruiting classes look good on paper so far, but I don’t see them Un-seating Macks players, which speaks volumes on MAcks recruits

  46. A-House December 16, 2013 12:08 pm

    In UH defensive scheme(s), which player can call an “audible” to change from a 4-3 to 5-2 or 4-3 to a 3-4, etc?

    MLBer? DC has enough confidence to allow that? same with the offensive side – has Chow allowed the QB to make audibles at the LOS?

    however, don’t be like Romo yesterday when the coaches called a running play and he audibled a pass play which led to the 2nd consecutive “pick” and the eventual loss for the Cowboys – they had the game won if they only stuck with running plays.

    Romo is still a great QB altho Jerry Jones is steaming!!!!!!

  47. jonj December 16, 2013 12:12 pm

    And While I like this New WR oujt of Utah kid looks solid. But chow needs to sign a few Slot type Wrs with some wiggle, kids that can turn something out of nothing. So far Chow has signed WRs who can out jump the DBs

  48. Kaimiloa December 16, 2013 12:19 pm

    jonj… I was thinking the same about slot recruits. I see that we have a number of these types on our scouting list, this year.

  49. A-House December 16, 2013 12:20 pm

    watching the 49ers yesterday, I came to the conclusion that the “old” OCs like to call “up the middle” like it was bread and butter even against a “stacked” front – why? – to show who is stronger? ego must be one of the root cause of failure.

    younger ones will still call “up the middle”, less frequently and certainly not against a “stacked” 8 or 9 man defensive front – they will go with the QB/play option pass or a pass to the flat – that’s what I liked about Iosefa’s pass to the TE in the Army game – Tebow did it to UH in the “Swamp” in 2008 – memory escapes me, but I believe it was 0 – 0 at the end of the 1st quarter even with an new UH QB and to this day I cannot figure out why a football bouncing forward will stop on a dime and bounce back right into Teow’s arms as he lay on the ground

    Chow did it many times with UH within the 10 yard line with 1st and goal in 2013 as did UH against Colorado in Boulder against a stacked 8 man front you couldn’t squeeze a bicycle through.

  50. A-House December 16, 2013 12:23 pm


    that’s where the shorter, fast local player has the edge; not saying that a taller ( 6′ + ) cannot be the slot

  51. Bowwar December 16, 2013 12:34 pm

    Mahalo Avis for selecting my name and Roy for offering the Hawaii Bowl tickets!!

  52. Bowwar December 16, 2013 12:50 pm

    As for a DC, I thought Kammeyer didn’t make the right adjustments and we were often ”
    out of alignment” versus short on quality personnel. We can only hope we get good coaches who can keep things “simple”, teach fundamentals, and encourage our team to “play-up” to their abilities.

  53. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 1:14 pm

    38… accountability starts now. When he was hired, I viewed this situation as a 3-4 years rebuilding process since UH was transitioning away from the RnS. We just finished year 2. I am just being consistent with what I believed a couple years ago. I figured 2012 and 2013 would be wipeout years as UH was going through a complete rebuild. 2012 exposed UH’s lack of talent up and down the roster. 2013 was way more competitive although the record was worse.

    I was looking more at HOW Hawaii was playing vs 2012. UH also played a tougher schedule this year. Obviously, 1-11 is well below what I was expecting on a W-L standpoint, but the way the offense progressed was pretty close to my expectations. Defense did not improve in 2 years, but that is being addressed with TK’s firing.

    I think UH’s defensive issues were strategy and play calling related. Using the eyeball test, I think there are 4 or 5 eventual pro prospects returning next season with 2 or more years of eligibility. KT, JGW, and Marrell Jackson have the look of potential pro players from what I’ve seen. We’ll see how Castro and Rasmussen turnout next year in their 1st real action. Yap returns for one last year and looks like a late round draft pick or one of the first guys picked up if undrafted. So there’s enough talent already here… Just need a competent DC to put them in the best place to succeed.

    Recruiting appears to be going well, and I expect it to continue. Still got fingers crossed for a QB and more linemen commits.

  54. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 1:15 pm

    Hmmmn, UTexas, making strong overture at Chip Kelly–curious….

    Sidenote, he has a small NCAA infraction still holding over his head.

  55. jeezy33 December 16, 2013 1:18 pm

    53. You still predicted a lot of wins throughout this season considering you feel it was a wipe out year..

  56. RODNEY December 16, 2013 1:30 pm

    go warriors! cant wait till Tsai reports on spring ball.
    Cant wait to see ikaika spin it and read option it nxt yr
    Ikaika is the future!!!!!!

  57. RedZone December 16, 2013 1:39 pm

    I wonder if one of the applicants is Darnell Arceneaux?

  58. RedZone December 16, 2013 1:41 pm

    Kennedy can play end in 3-4 alignment.

  59. hon2255 December 16, 2013 1:51 pm

    Need a smart dude like a Dave Arranda now with Wisconsin ,former DC for Hawaii, that can relate to the players.

  60. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 1:52 pm

    53… I know. At first I thought 6, then when the schedule was released, it went down a game. But when the defense collapsed. That was that…

    The offense did enough to get 4 or 5.

    58… KT is the perfect size for 3-4 DE, same with Rasmussen.

  61. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 1:53 pm

    oops, meant to reply to Jeezy (55).

  62. Whats up December 16, 2013 1:55 pm

    I remember I thought Hawaii could win 4 games this season… but it is, what it is. But next season 4 wins is not going to cut it for Head Coach Norm Chow and all the coaches. Hawaii bowl or bust!

  63. NorthShoreFan December 16, 2013 1:56 pm

    #31, I think ST said “it does not appear to be any rush”…he just stating his perception of the process. He also does not say TT did not have any impact in past recruiting. He does state that both KT and TT was not actively recruiting at time of dismissal.

    Me thinks TT should have stayed/coached with the DT’s. Might have been a better move.
    Anyhoo, he will be missed.

    btw, Good Afternoon Tsaikos….bootiful day in Hawaii nei….

  64. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 2:00 pm

    54… Did the Chip Kelly rumors come from Orangebloods? The same website that has Jim Harbaugh and Mike Tomlin on the wish list.

    Kelly is also winning over the skeptical fans by leading the Eagles into playoff contention on a year nobody thought they would contend in the division. Plus he’s getting $6.5M guaranteed from Philly (almost double what Oregon was paying him).

  65. RedZone December 16, 2013 2:06 pm

    Looking foward to the return of Gener. I think it really hurt the team when he went down.

  66. RedZone December 16, 2013 2:12 pm

    Tony was Director of Player Personnel before and it would have been nice if they gave him that job but then there is…………..

  67. NorthShoreFan December 16, 2013 2:27 pm

    2011 Freshman Roster..
    Will Gregory, TJ Taimatuia, Brian Clay, Kevin Spain, Ijumaa Armstrong, Mike Sellers, Desmond Dean, Josh Gonda, Chinedu Amandi, Dee Maggitt, Jalani Williams, Tyler Hadden, Gus Cunningham, Scott Harding, Joey Iosefa, Ryan Pasoquen, John Lister, Jared Leaf, Bubba Poueu-Luna, Kana Silva, Dante Johnson, Drew Loftus, Justin Vele, Calen Friel, Kendrick Van Ackeren, Marcus Malepeai, Kody Afusia, Dustin Elisara, Jordan loeffler, Ben Dew, Blake Muir, Sean Shigematsu, Frank Loyd jr, David Lefotu, Thomas Olds, Donnie King jr, Samson Anguay, Trevor Davis, Moses Samia, Beau Yap and Ethan Mahaulu

    frm: Hawaii Athletics

  68. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 2:29 pm

    FUHA….early reports coming in from the college football folks at ESPN. Part of the thing fueling the rumor is that Kelly has told close contacts, that he misses the college game. Which outside of Pete Carrolls obvious success in Seattle, is a rarity to make the jump to the Sunday game.

  69. jonj December 16, 2013 2:35 pm

    60 FUHA reason the Defense fell apart in the end was becuz Chows offense wasn’t there In the beginning! USC, OSU, Nevada, Fresno. All those games Hawaii had NO offense at all until the 4th qt against Fresno. Literally they Had Nothing/NADA on offense. OSU game the D scored one TD. And the D gave us chance to win all 4 had the offense had some “output”. Keyword “output”. Remember the Best Defense is a good offense!

  70. jonj December 16, 2013 2:45 pm

    well theres the size and speed u need for a 3-4 end! haha… welcome aboard Jordan silva!

  71. Bowwar December 16, 2013 2:49 pm

    We do need another QB candidate for the 2014 season…Whether via the JC route or not, we need insurance that we have the best person able to move the offense. I tend to believe that it doesn’t matter how much points are scored on us, as long as we score one more point than the other guys, we win.

  72. Andrew December 16, 2013 2:52 pm

    Would be nice if Hawaii could at least legalize the lottery. I mean $586 million? geez. I know if I won I’d gladly donate to the UH athletic department. I’m sure there are many others that would do the same. Of course we are more likely to get hit by a meteor than win, but hey a guy can dream.

  73. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 2:53 pm

    If Texas is going all out on its next hire and spend globs of money, buyout Jim Mora Jr. contract at UCLA. I think he could take Texas to the playoffs in short time.

  74. AllG December 16, 2013 3:01 pm

    Silva would be a good get if we can sign him and is academically eligible

  75. tommui December 16, 2013 3:10 pm

    Welcome Mr. Silva!

  76. Marleysdad December 16, 2013 3:23 pm

    Aw man, that’s a nice DE.

  77. Buffoman December 16, 2013 3:29 pm

    #72 well put.

  78. Whats up December 16, 2013 3:41 pm

    Silva looks good and DE/TE 6’5″ 240lbs that has some wheels. Impressive! Welcome to the Warriors.

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2013 3:42 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors, Mr. Silva!

  80. Buffoman December 16, 2013 3:53 pm

    Wow, that guy looks like a great get as a DE. But, if he can challenge for TE, he looks like he could become a beast there also.

    Losing Hercules M. to WSU may be soften some with this young mans addition to the Warriors.

  81. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 3:54 pm

    72..Andrew, for a significant amount of time, the political powers at the helm, have been adamantly opposed to any form of gambling in Hawai’i. I would venture to say, that probably the best opportunity for any legalized gambling ever being introduced to Hawai’i, was if Native Hawaiians were to be federally recognized by the US Government as a tribe.

  82. primo123 December 16, 2013 4:04 pm

    Ellerson and Tomey as CO-defensive coordinators.

    rah rah!!

  83. ai-eee-soos December 16, 2013 4:19 pm

    Ellerson as DC

    Kurt Gouveia as LB coach

    Geev um

  84. jm2375 December 16, 2013 4:23 pm

    re: lottery – the funds from the lottery can be equally split between UH and DOE

  85. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 4:32 pm

    83…If I recall, and this might have changed, but Kurt was previously dissuaded an assistant spot, for his lack of a BA. Maybe, he has since finished all his requirements.

  86. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 4:59 pm

    Wow… Nice get with Silva… Very impressive frame. Could be a beast in 1 or 2 years. 4.7s 40 is petty good for that height.

  87. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 5:17 pm

    Anybody got live tickets for Mega Millions?

    I actually want to see nobody win this draw. I want to see if the lottery can get to $1 billion.

    Odds are that there will be multiple winners…. And probably someone who spends less than $20 on tickets.

  88. kifi December 16, 2013 5:20 pm

    Kurt has a PhD in Football.

  89. ai-eee-soos December 16, 2013 5:31 pm

    85. boolakanaka:
    December 16th, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    83…If I recall, and this might have changed, but Kurt was previously dissuaded an assistant spot, for his lack of a BA. Maybe, he has since finished all his requirements.


    Well, I sure hope he got his BA from somewhere.

    What a disappointment, to me, that he went to BYU, and got nada.

    Hope he can qualify, and apply.

    Yup, I agree that he has a PhD in football.

  90. st. anthony trojan December 16, 2013 5:32 pm

    yea… if i remember…. steve jobs… dropped out of school… maybe the redskins can give kurt a “masters” in LB….THE MAN HAS PROVEN HIMSELF.. NOT AS A COACH..CUZ MAYBE NO ONE GAVE HIM A CHANCE…to see what he did on the field.. he can teach others….just maybe…

    n while “mr jobs” was many things… one thing that most not really understand..is HE WAS A FABULOUS PROMOTER…now if we had sumone like that.. n have people standing in line at midnight for season tickets at the ticket office…viola… we will have sumone that will know how to promote sports at uh…a filled aloha stadium… filled stan sheriff center (for mens n womens sports) a filled les murakami stadium…presto…no more “kala” problems…


  91. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 5:33 pm

    Kifi…mos def on that…bruddha is professor emeritus of pigskin and whacking folks. That said, bureaucrats will be bureaucrats…..

  92. st. anthony trojan December 16, 2013 5:35 pm

    yea… if i remember…. steve jobs… dropped out of COLLEGE… maybe the redskins can give kurt a “masters” in LB….THE MAN HAS PROVEN HIMSELF.. NOT AS A COACH..CUZ MAYBE NO ONE GAVE HIM A CHANCE…to see what he did on the field.. he can teach others….just maybe…

    n while “mr jobs” was many things… one thing that most not really understand..is HE WAS A FABULOUS PROMOTER…now if we had sumone like that.. n have people standing in line at midnight for season tickets at the ticket office…viola… we will have sumone that will know how to promote sports at uh…a filled aloha stadium… filled stan sheriff center (for mens n womens sports) a filled les murakami stadium…presto…no more “kala” problems…


  93. Moocher December 16, 2013 5:36 pm

    i think any other coaches we add need to be proven winners. i say this because frankly speaking yes the team has a no quit attitude, but they don’t have the “just win baby” attitude.

    in almost every game there comes a point where either a “uh-oh, here we go again” or a “respond, fight back, finish them, we will not lose” mentality kicks in. as fans i think we all experienced this, and harding has said players experienced this too.

    winning needs to be a mindset, the players need to vision their assignments and see victory on every play in their minds, an attitude needs to be ingrained, beast mode all the time, outsmarting, outrunning, outjumping, their opponent every play…things like this and more (not saying none of this ever happened before). but it needs to stick…maybe “coached”.

    there can be no doubt that no matter what happens, two things…we will not quit, which chow has done a good job instilling in the boys. but take it a step further, we will not quit, we will respond and we will win.

    with proven coaches and coaches with that attitude like naeole, x’s and o’s are one thing…but ingraining the warrior attitude and just win baby attitude in my opinion is maybe one of the most important keys this off-season.

  94. gobows December 16, 2013 5:41 pm

    #16 jm2375

    is that confirmation that the uh pres IS overpaid? hell yeah!

    btw that article was about 500 private universities. if the median for private schools is $410k, then a public school prez should be significantly lower. way way way way way lower.

  95. Marleysdad December 16, 2013 5:47 pm

    What does having a degree, BA, masters, or doctorate have to do with coaching? Or being successful for that matter?

    Jobs & Ellerson both dropped out.

  96. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 5:48 pm

    73.. It won’t take a rocket scientist to get Texas back on top. Their roster is still pretty loaded with top recruits. Texas got lucky with Mack Brown.. He made it 16 years which was amazing in today’s ADHD football world.

    Texas may not get their top handful of targets on the wish list, but they will definitely find somebody good. The UT job is one of the best HC jobs in football. Great tradition, huge fan base, huge money, and awesome city.

  97. st. anthony trojan December 16, 2013 5:50 pm

    MOOCHER…. dang ur so very very right….wish sumone would follow through om what you say…

  98. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 5:53 pm

    Just viewed Silva’s video… Damn! He’s super quick off the ball. He could compete immediately for Woodards vacated DE spot should the next DC keep the 4 man front.

  99. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 5:58 pm

    This is not my requirement, it that of the institution. But, that said, education, all things being equal, is the single biggest equalizer in life. And that proven by a litany of metrics, studies and journals. Many folks will cite folks like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, as folks who dropped out of college, however, they never go on to mention, that the two were adamant supporters of higher education in both rhetoric and their philanthropic dollars.

    Moreover, if you can get into two of the most competitive colleges in the world; Harvard or the U of Chicago ( which is where Larry Ellison went), I think you have the leeway to drop-out and pursue other avenues. That is not true for most of us…

  100. boolakanaka December 16, 2013 6:37 pm

    94–Gobows, that is still in the range for the average for “public school universities”, see: residential Compensation Edges Upward

    Presidential pay at 190 public research institutions.
    Category 2010 FY Median 2011 FY Median 1-year change
    Total compensation $409,483 $421,395 +2.9%
    Base pay $379,000 $383,800 +1.3%
    Professor compensation $136,500 $139,550 +2.2%

    Per: https://chronicle.com/article/Public-Pay-Landing/131912/

  101. jm2375 (iPad) December 16, 2013 7:16 pm

    Gobows – check your reading comprehension in my post.

  102. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2013 7:26 pm


    well said.

  103. Marleysdad December 16, 2013 7:37 pm

    But why is it requires to be a coach?

  104. gobows December 16, 2013 7:39 pm

    #95 marleys dad

    a coach can’t coach at the college level unless they are a graduate.

    former hooters waitress, kat cole dropped out of college at 19 to expand the hooters chain internationally and took them from $300 million to over $1 billion in revenue. now at 34 she’s the president of cinnabon, another billion dollar brand. but she did find time to get an mba.

  105. PaulCrewe December 16, 2013 7:54 pm

    Dave Aranda 2013 Defensive Coordinator of the Year – Finalist

  106. gobows December 16, 2013 8:05 pm


    pres, chance and all the rest at uh are all overpaid.

    why do uh graduates have very little pride in their school? probably because they were treated like cattle.

  107. gobows December 16, 2013 8:11 pm


    like i said before, chows 1st mistake was not retaining dave aranda. why bring in a dc that has never been a part of a winning team? i hope tk got paid less than what aranda got paid while at the UH.

  108. Slugger December 16, 2013 8:11 pm

    Hi, gang!

    If Ellerson was hired by UH to coach, could he complete his degree at UH? Does UH provide tuition deferments for staff?


  109. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 8:15 pm

    Wow… How about the Ravens kicker on MNF!?! 6 for 6 FGs including a 61yd game winner. He also has hit 33 straight.

    Any chance of UH’s other kickers can push Hadden or maybe surpass him during spring and fall camps?

  110. jm2375 (iPad) December 16, 2013 8:28 pm

    Slugger – APT staff need to have at least a Bachelors. If they want to get a higher degree, they can get a tuition waiver for up to 6 credits per semester with approval from their Dean/Director. This is all subject, of course, to being accepted into the program of study.

    Gobows – trust me, UH faculty pay is on the low end of the scale, esp given our higher cost of living. A friend of mine is Dean of the School opf Public Health at U South Florida. When she was hired about 10 yrs ago, her salary was over $400k.

    If UH is to have any chance to get into the PAC-nn, then it needs to start paying their faculty better, but then that would mean tuition would have to be in the range of those schools. You can’t have it both ways.

  111. Former UH Athlete December 16, 2013 8:42 pm

    108… moooooo

  112. kapakahi December 16, 2013 9:24 pm


    Moses also turned down a scholie offer from Baylor……like Beau did.


  113. Stephen Tsai December 16, 2013 10:17 pm

    Norwood won’t be joining UH. There were discussions, but the pay is too low.

  114. Kuna Ohana December 16, 2013 10:34 pm

    I apologize for my father Steve Kuna. He is an angry man. Please ask Vicky Higgins and Chinky Lee about him. They will tell you the truth.

  115. BigWave96744 December 16, 2013 11:00 pm

    On 1420 this morning Bobby was talking to a Texas reporter who said the Baylor coach Art Briles may be a candidate for the head of the Longhorns. If so and if he takes Norwood, we will never be able to afford Brian in the future

  116. NotNasti December 16, 2013 11:20 pm

    115. BigWave: According to ST’s post #113, we can’t afford Norwood now.

  117. Moocher December 17, 2013 12:51 am

    after mac, i was hoping we’d get Norwood, we didn’t
    i’m hoping we’d be able to get him now, but we won’t

    he does have hawaii ties. his wife the former tiffany hardy is sister to damien hardy. some may remember damien played for the men’s volleyball team. both tiffany and damien went to pearl city high school, former classmates.

    one of their sons, Gabe Norwood, plays pro basketball in the philippines, where i’m currently at. gabe is well-known and well liked and sports a big tattoo on his leg saying “ohana” if i recall correctly.

    it’s a shame money is the deciding factor for Brian. all you guys who want chow out, why not put up or shut up by paying for norwood??? get him 1 foot in the door first as DC, then if next year does not go well, pretty sure norwood will be the first choice to replace chow.

    now is your chance chow haters, let’s see it

  118. wafan December 17, 2013 2:35 am

    Good morning!

  119. Boolakanaka December 17, 2013 5:01 am

    Interesting features to the Sumlin-AandM deal. If he is fired without cause, he is paid the balance of contract in cash. Conversely, he has a 5 million buy out if he leaves before 2017. Contract is a 6 year, 30 million.

  120. Maddog50 December 17, 2013 6:05 am

    Latest commit has a lot of upside and like his mobility…..things will get better as February approaches. Go Warriors!!!!!

  121. Slugger December 17, 2013 6:50 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Welcome to Justin Silva!

    Good luck in finding coaches, UH! Looks like more kala is needed.

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