Faalologo on the go

Sometimes it’s not the weapon, it’s the aim.

For instance, Penitito Faalologo is a raw talent who is aggressive, physical and has the seemingly boundless energy that football folks call “a motor.” In spring training and the four practices of training camp, Faalologo aligned at defensive end and was set loose to attack the backfield and anything in his path. Because he’s about 5-10, he was able to elude grasping blockers. But Faalologo was receiving limited reps.

And then a new strategy was formed. What if Faalologo’s energy and power were redirected? The Rainbow Warriors will find out if the theory is applicable when Faalologo lines up as a fullback today.

* * * * *

It does not appear that Levi Wilson, a slotback from College of San Mateo, will be joining the Warriors during training camp. Wilson has been accepted into UH, but he needs to earn an associate degree to meet the NCAA requirements to play this season. Wilson is taking classes to complete that requirement. Wilson’s new target date is Aug. 26, the first day of UH’s fall semester.

* * * * *

Every year there’s a new injury flavor. This camp, it might be AC joints. Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson’s arm was in a sling after suffering a sprained AC joint. Wide receiver Vasquez Haynes has a similar ailment. The recovery period is about a week.

* * * * *

The NCAA has denied long-snapper Brian Hittner’s appeal to play this season.

Tyler Liana, a freshman from Farrington High, is the No. 1 long-snapper. Brodie Nakama also is in the competition. In a pinch, safety Kawika Borden can play the position.

* * * * *

Please let out a loud and long Screeeeeeech in birthday celebration for Carmen Mor


  1. warrior650 August 6, 2013 6:40 am

    Wow. Too bad about Hittner. Hope Pu’u-Robinson and Haynes are able to get back quickly.

  2. tommui August 6, 2013 6:41 am


    You go Penitito Faalologo!

  3. haka August 6, 2013 6:44 am

    Penitito would make a great fullback!

    Hit the books Levi & Brian!

    Heal up Warriors!

    Tyler’s a snap!

    Let’s Go Bows!

  4. gobows August 6, 2013 6:46 am

    First 5

  5. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 6:51 am

    It’s wrong, but every time I see Faalologo’s name, I always start humming this song:


  6. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:04 am

    The irony is Don Ho stole the song from the late Bart Bascone, who sang:


  7. jeezy33 August 6, 2013 7:07 am

    Fullback is what Iosefa should be as well…

    If he were to get a NFL try out, it would be fullback..

  8. haka August 6, 2013 7:12 am

    Meanwhile, Coach Bud has assembled a very nice futball team herself. The team has a solid core coming back and the newbies are going to be awesome! The SoccerBows are going to be a force this season!

    Go Wahine!

  9. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 7:12 am

    Aloha all from DC!

  10. d1shima August 6, 2013 7:18 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top 10!

  11. d1shima August 6, 2013 7:19 am

    …lots of jersey swappin’ going on.

    I hope they are washed first! 😈

  12. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:29 am


    Coach Bud had a very good summer.

  13. jeezy33 August 6, 2013 7:30 am

    Come on ST….. no need to dodge the question of what position is a weakness right now…… Considering Special Teams isn’t a position, I know you didn’t wanna answer that….

  14. PurpleMaple August 6, 2013 7:36 am

    Let all Warriors remain healthy and strong for the season opener against USC.

  15. haka August 6, 2013 7:37 am

    #12 ST

    Yeah, didn’t you mention her Vegas windfall or something? Hope it’s the precursor to all good things coming the teams way!

  16. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:41 am

    She’s a fun coach. The players must have a blast.

  17. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:42 am


    It’s better to let Mr. Curran make his own pronouncements on his show.

  18. Ipu Man August 6, 2013 7:43 am

    If Penitito Faalologo was good at defensive end, I bet he’s be real good as a linebacker whacker…

  19. Ipu Man August 6, 2013 7:44 am

    he’s = he’d…

  20. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:46 am

    Ipu Man:

    He started off as a linebacker, but it was felt DE would be a better fit.

    He kind of reminds me of that big back who came after Mauia. His name escapes this senile reporter.

  21. chawan_cut August 6, 2013 7:46 am

    happy birthday!

  22. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:47 am

    Clarity’s back.

    He reminds me of Jason Laumoli.

  23. chawan_cut August 6, 2013 7:47 am

    are the on base practices next week off limits?

  24. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:49 am

    So, let’s see back-to-back hard sixes, the first with $10 on the hards while working on the come-out roll and then $50 on the hards …

  25. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:51 am


    If you can get on base, you can attend practices.

    Just don’t tweet, or else the media-relations people will tackle you.

  26. chawan_cut August 6, 2013 7:52 am

    No worries. I don’t do very well being tackled.

  27. Jeezy33 August 6, 2013 7:55 am

    Ha ha just saying I know you’re pleading the 5th there

  28. chawan_cut August 6, 2013 8:07 am

    especially with social media nowadays. no need any more photos/videos out there of me making myself even more lame.

  29. al August 6, 2013 8:14 am

    bart bascone, r.i.p., did write the song and don ho did record it for bart.

    very nice guy.

  30. A-House August 6, 2013 8:16 am


    who had back-to-back hard double 3s with $10 and the $50?

    let’s see my math – $10 = $90; then $50 = $450

    I would pull up stakes and walk away with $540 winnings!!!!! and NO losses.

    yea, yea, I no mo dat kine of guts – 2 cheap!

  31. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 8:24 am

    Word on the boulevard was the grand total was $10,000.

  32. chawan_cut August 6, 2013 8:27 am

    i rolled 9 straight 8’s once. too bad i was down to my last few chips and was able to just break even. it was in the afternoon too, so no big crowd at the table yelling and screaming.

  33. Leron August 6, 2013 8:31 am

    Waiting for the first mainland TV broadcaster to try say “Faalogologo” on air correctly.

    My all time fave name butchering was when Ken Niumatalolo played QB on a nationally televised game.

  34. al August 6, 2013 8:31 am

    oh crap!

    i should go check on how my money is doing in nevada,

  35. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 8:32 am

    ST-was in Vegas last year, and I witnessed the tail end of an epic roll at the Venetian. Guy had so many chips, had to have a cart from the cage, pull off his winnings. I asked the put boss what the haul came out to, he said a shade under 300k. If it was me, i thought, next day, I call in sick for about a year …

  36. al August 6, 2013 8:40 am

    ah, i see that faalologo has fallen victim to the 2 inch rule of recruiting.

  37. LizKauai (mbp) August 6, 2013 8:45 am


    Healing Energy, Rainbow Warriors… BE WELL!

  38. al August 6, 2013 8:49 am

    remember that year when the recruiting class was brimming with so many highly touted but never pursued by others except the university of hawaii?

    at first, many were in awe by the list of so many high end recruits that “signed” on to play for the then warriors. oh this class also dispelled the myth that the local boys were not being sought. be that as it may, the truth be told, the “shibai” revealed, at least 8 members of that class never made it to a manoa classroom.

    however, those that made it through do represent a good number of players on our current roster.

  39. NotNasti August 6, 2013 8:52 am

    What year?

  40. Jeezy33 August 6, 2013 8:57 am

    My take on recruiting classes..

    Your class is only good if it produces a good qb … And u Won’t know if u have a good qb til he plays a real game.. If u do find a good qb, that should cover 3 years usually though unless its a jc guy..

    Prime example … Auburn and Miami sign top 20 classes all the time… But with no qb, still losing teams …auburn gets cam newton, and immediately title contenders ..

    So if Hawaii can find a good qb 1 star or 5, that would make the recruiting class successful ..

  41. Jeezy33 August 6, 2013 9:01 am

    Hawaii is the type of program that will only be as good as its qb ….

  42. Warrior Dave August 6, 2013 9:05 am

    Too bad about Hittner. Hope he stays enrolled at UH and uses this as a red shirt year. Sucks when it sounds like you lose your 1st string long snapper.

  43. cocobean August 6, 2013 9:08 am


    The guy should have asked to color his chips out. My biggest craps win was $7700, walked to the Golden Nuggett cage with four chips – one 5K, two 1K,one $500….gave the rest as a tip to the “boys”.

  44. haka August 6, 2013 9:09 am

    If Wahine VB player Ali Longo married Penitito Faalologo,

    her name would be Ali Longo-Faalologo.

  45. gobows August 6, 2013 9:12 am

    BREAKING NEWS: Proof Johnny Manziel sold autograph for money!


  46. obachan August 6, 2013 9:12 am

    #5 ST – here’s an idea – perhaps you should learn how to speak Samoan and start humming this song instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMdQ0wBvypE

  47. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 9:14 am

    Coco-nice take care of the boys. No doubt, it was for the show and theater of it all- he had dozens of trays.

  48. haka August 6, 2013 9:19 am

    speaking of trolling….

    did you know that the Hawaiians used to fish with hemp line and when they hooked up with a certain “screamer” the hemp would start to smoke and catch fire…thus they referred to that fish as ahi.

  49. gobows August 6, 2013 9:22 am

    Report: broker says Manziel paid $7,500 for autographs http://cbsprt.co/13DTnXf Per ESPN, Manziel on video: “you never did a signing with me”

  50. gobows August 6, 2013 9:24 am

    #50 haka

    i knew it was from the line rubbing against the canoe, didn’t know it was hemp.

  51. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 9:25 am

    Johnny Manzinel is living of proof of talent, at the confluence, privilege, entitlement, immaturity, bad counsel, and too much –too soon.

  52. Derek August 6, 2013 9:25 am

    I’m intrigued with Larry Tuileta. That said I want to see him on TV a lot to try to evaluate his progress. Chow should already make an offer to Kanawai Noa even though he is a 2015 recruit. I think he’s a big time player.

    Zwahlen returning in 2015. John Ursua returning next year after his church mission. Did Ethan Watanabe go on a mission too? And what happened to Quenton Brown? Gus Lavaka should return next year too.

  53. haka August 6, 2013 9:57 am

    I think we have seen only the tip of the Warriorberg in regards to quality recruiting. Let’s hope the coaching staff is in place long enough to keep it floating our way.

  54. A-House August 6, 2013 10:05 am


    Committed Road Warrior or CRW is in DC – maybe he read your post and arrange to hook-up to talk story.

  55. SteveM August 6, 2013 10:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday Carmen !!!

  56. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 10:07 am

    56, ahouse–beers and oysters on me

  57. A-House August 6, 2013 10:11 am


    if word on the blvd is $10,000 take, then something else must have been played.

    I seen a guy roll consecutive hard 8s with $200 on the hard 8 and won only $1,800 each time – Main Street Station max on the hard-ways is $200 – believe this is true of all “downtown’ casinos, but nearly unlimited on the strip.

    about 5 years ago, a bunch of friends were at Main Street crap table, when the session ended, about 3 hours later, one walked away with $11k, another with $9K, another with $7K, another with $6K, another with $6K, and me, cause I came for the last 55 minutes only $2100. alas, losses ever since – ah, the lure of the dice rolling on the carpet!

  58. jimmy the lock August 6, 2013 10:12 am

    Heal up those shoulders.

    If A.J. McCarron signs a football and gives it to Johnny Manziel and in turn Manziel signs a football and gives it to McCarron. Can they sell the footballs and keep the money for themselves? It’s not like A.J. is selling his own football.

    Wouldn’t that be the same for any student? If a student sells a Johnny football I doubt that student would be in deep kim chee with the NCAA.

  59. Buffoman August 6, 2013 10:12 am

    #53 Oh, I thought you were describing the “Beebs”. Oh, same-same.

  60. d1shima August 6, 2013 10:14 am

    Bull ring. Old school!

  61. A-House August 6, 2013 10:14 am


    OK, but I can drink only 1 beer as I’m a non-drinker!!!

    looking forward to our trip to Annapolis!

    I try to stay way from raw oysters as I got sick back in 1968, but cooked ones I just gobble them up!

  62. jeezy33 August 6, 2013 10:22 am

    DT Kory Rasmussen dismissed from Colorado. Possible transfer back to Hawaii I am thinking..

  63. NYUHTX August 6, 2013 10:23 am

    Anybody see the movie Real Steel, about robot boxing? I’m thinking we’ll see a robot football league in ten years.

  64. d1shima August 6, 2013 10:37 am

    That DL to FB guy is HUGE! Hope it works out

  65. Boolakanka August 6, 2013 10:39 am

    Problem with JM is his huge sense of entitlement. His family is very very wealthy–old oil money. He doesn’t need the money in the least bit; so why risk everything for such a trival sum, relative to his family and potential wealth ?

  66. gobows August 6, 2013 10:48 am

    johnny football wanted to get some rims, why use your own money when you can use someone else’s.

    good movie that real steel.

  67. Warrior Dave August 6, 2013 10:56 am

    Does anyone feel that if Johnny Football didn’t win the Heisman last year that anything would be different? I personally don’t think so. Trouble just seems to follow him around.

  68. Derek August 6, 2013 11:10 am

    As my wife has been saying lately, Johnny Manziel is a bad boy. He also drinks too much. He is throwing away his professional football career at the rate he is going. Seems like nobody can control him, not his coach, not his parents. No NFL head coach or GM wants to have a high draft pick, especially a QB, with serious character issues and questionable maturity concerns. It’s still early, but you can make the case that like Alex Rodriquez, Manziel is fighting for his life. And that would be sad, because he has unbelievable talent on the football field. Texas A & M faithful are holding their a…. if he is found to have taken money from the autographs and be ineligible for the season.

  69. Former UH Athlete August 6, 2013 11:11 am

    Is it just me or is this the most mentions for the long snapper position in the history of football?

    Faalologo at FB makes good sense. Justin Vele is solid too so there’s not a ton of foreseeable playing time at FB. Maybe not a bad idea to use Faalologo as an H-back in short yardage situations as 2nd lead blocker.

  70. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 11:12 am

    Warrior Dave–I get what you are saying….as well, we have all been young and immature, but his sense of direction is entirely off. I watched the opening day interview of his conference, and well, he seem to entirely rationalize his mistakes due to his age…20. While many things can be attributed to his young age, his failure to realize the responsibilities before him is rather stark. Further, I’m not so sold on his transferable skill set to the NFL. He is entirely undisciplined, and his fundamentals are far from solid. He reminds in some ways of Todd Marinovich–and that did not end up well at all.

  71. Independent Thinker August 6, 2013 11:24 am

    ST. Great reports on the D. How are we on the other side?

  72. SteveM August 6, 2013 11:31 am

    Planning to attend any UH football road games this season?

    The UH-UNLV Tsai-ko attendance is starting to fill out… mostly mainland Tsai-kos, but with the hotel and ETD info, the attendees can see who available for a Sunday Cattle Call and how far away everyone is…


    Same is true for any game. Let me know your hotel and ETD for all games–and especially if you are going with a tour group. Two Tsai-kos who knew each other on the blog for years were on the same tour one year and didn’t know until chatting on the return flight home. Of course, being in the same hotel and not knowing…

    BTW, the void left by the passing of rasu begasu is being felt– no air-conditioned buffet tailgate and convenient bus to and from the stadium– at least none known yet. In Vegas, hotel location might help Tsai-kos set up carpools.

  73. cocobean August 6, 2013 11:56 am

    How’s the TE’s doing in practice?

    In his past life, that position used to be an important part of Chow’s offense. BYU used to kill us with their TE play.

  74. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 12:23 pm

    Auwe…not so good news for Mana Silva, who was in a prime position to land a roster spot—just broke about 10 minutes ago The Buffalo Bills placed safety Mana Silva on the exempt/left squad list Tuesday.According to a league source, Silva will be stepping away from the team to handle non-football matters. The source did not know when Silva would return.Silva, who turns 25 later this month, split time between the Bills’ practice squad and active roster last season.The move opens a spot on the 90-man roster.

  75. Haleakala August 6, 2013 12:24 pm


    I don’t think Johnny Manziel has a pro career to look forward to even if he was a good boy. He is only about 5’11” and 170 pounds though his listed stats shown him to be bigger. I talked to a senior student at Texas A&M and everybody is sick of him. His Heisman Trophy award brought in a lot of money for the school but he has lost the respect of many alumni and fellow students. The pro scouts will be turned away by his size and now also by his poor attitude.

  76. koakane ip5 August 6, 2013 12:32 pm

    lunch howa at Kapahulu poi shop

  77. Pukalani boy August 6, 2013 12:33 pm

    Interesting move faalogo de to fb.

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  79. Pukalani boy August 6, 2013 12:36 pm

    sorry for my misspelling of faalologa.

  80. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 12:38 pm

    #58 Jimmy the lock:

    “If A.J. McCarron signs a football and gives it to Johnny Manziel and in turn Manziel signs a football and gives it to McCarron. Can they sell the footballs and keep the money for themselves? It’s not like A.J. is selling his own football.”

    uh.. okay.

    “Wouldn’t that be the same for any student? If a student sells a Johnny football I doubt that student would be in deep kim chee with the NCAA.”

    No. It wouldn’t. I don’t see what anything you wrote has to do with Johnny Manziel. a student is not necessarily a “student-athlete.” The former can do whatever he/she wants. The latter has to follow certain rules in accordance with the NCAA to keep their “amateur” status.

    The autograph brokers are not the ones in trouble with the NCAA. And it’s not that Johnny Football signed autographs for free and then the brokers turned around and sold them for money. It’s johnny manziel signing autographs and then allegedly RECEIVING money for those autographs that’s the issue here.

  81. haka August 6, 2013 12:42 pm

    At least Faalologo played fullback in high school so it won’t be new to him.

  82. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 12:44 pm

    #78–taken from a Texas A&M Blog–Played basketball with him at the rec when he first got to campus. 5’11” with bball shoes

  83. gobows August 6, 2013 12:49 pm


    marinovich was blessed with nfl size.

    manziel is a great “hawaiian style” football player, don’t know about his throwing from the pocket. all his highlights is of him running the ball in open space. that wouldn’t last for more than a year in the nfl.

    i think tamu will get a slap on the wrist, or the ncaa investigation will take longer than the season and manziel will be gone before he can be suspended.

    which nfl team will be dumb enough to draft him in 2014?

    what ever happened to maurice clarett?

  84. gobows August 6, 2013 12:52 pm

    in 2007, stuff colt brennan was signing for other students at no charge while in school at the UH were sold on ebay.

  85. 3-Prong August 6, 2013 12:54 pm

    Johnny Football referred to Manti Te’os catfishing as “Surprising”, offering no support after Manti had invited him to Hawaii. Johnny Football’s actions of late are actually, “Not Surprising”.

  86. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 1:01 pm

    #87: Emphasis on “no charge.” If he was signing shoes and helmets or what not and charging them, the NCAA would’ve come knocking. But then again, NCAA is corrupt and also selectively enforces their own rules, so who knows what they would’ve done.

  87. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 1:01 pm

    #86 Great points! I do think, the JM is either gone or suspended before September hits…And yes, he would definitely be great at park football. Which reminds me, on my block and just a couple of more down, we had quite the local players who use to play at the nearby elementary field when we were young… John Haina, (1st team all state, CAL), Sam Barrett (Player of the Year ILH) Vern Ramie (Baseball), Reggie Robinson ( UH Tackle), Ronald Bailey (all state DB)…no wonder I never get picked first….

    And yes I don’t think he has bright NFL prospects.

  88. Leron August 6, 2013 1:08 pm

    Did anyone ever figure out who/where Boolakanaka is? Because Its easy to figure out where he went to HS on the west side.

  89. 3-Prong August 6, 2013 1:08 pm

    NCAA is weak. They are quick to take away a National Championship from Hawaii Volleyball, but lack a backbone when it comes to going after Cam Newton, his dad and SEC Auburn for their transgressions.

  90. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 1:09 pm

    Maurice Clarett probably should’ve stayed in college. After being a bust in the NFL, he ended up in jail for two counts of armed robbery and I think violating federal gun laws. Got out in 2010, played a season in the UFL and is trying to get into rugby while also up to his eyeballs in debt from suing the nfl for early entry into the draft.

  91. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 1:11 pm

    92–Rumor has it that he was a student of Prince Hanalei at the old Glades…lol

  92. jimmy the lock August 6, 2013 1:18 pm

    Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal, so Johnny and A.J. can sell the others autographs with no penalty?

  93. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 1:25 pm

    #96 Jimmy: I’m not sure. I’m assuming that as long as there’s no collusion (as in, hey johnny. give me 15 autographed footballs, I’ll give you 15, and we’ll sell them and split the profits down the middle) and exchange of money between the two players, then it should be okay.

  94. Haleakala August 6, 2013 1:27 pm

    Here is a photo of Johnny M. at the Heisman awards standing next to Manti Teo and KSU quarterback Collin Klein. Manti Teo is 6’1″ amd Collin Klein is 6’5″.


    Possibly Johnny Football realizes that he better make some money now because his pro chances are limited in the future.

  95. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 1:32 pm

    Lennay Kekua must’ve been taking the picture.

  96. jimmy the lock August 6, 2013 1:36 pm

    If Johnny football is guilty of any wrongdoing then what a waste of football talent.

  97. jimmy the lock August 6, 2013 1:49 pm

    Back to Rainbow Warrior football, GO Tyler Liana!

  98. jimmy the lock August 6, 2013 1:56 pm

    How’s the not mysterious DE? Cleared yet?

  99. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2013 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, Screecher!

    Great morning at practice with da Tsaikos. Lunch at Poi Bowl was the kicker. Time for a naZZZZZZzzzZZZZzz…

  100. d1shima August 6, 2013 2:28 pm



  101. d1shima August 6, 2013 2:31 pm

    Echoing DPK…great to see erryboddy at practice this morning.

    Faalologo Experiment looked pretty good for Day 1. Good feet will carry you a long way.

  102. d1shima August 6, 2013 2:35 pm

    Wily, Tulimasealii looked impressive in their 4th CFB practice.

  103. d1shima August 6, 2013 2:37 pm

    Get to the stadium early.

  104. PolyMom August 6, 2013 2:37 pm

    From the LA Times. Interesting when they say USC SHOULD beat Hawaii. Are they scared, YOU BET!

    USC opened training camp Saturday with a full-blown quarterback derby amid immediate speculation over whether the loser of the competition would transfer.

    Sophomore Max Wittek, who started two games last season, said he was not sure what he would do if he lost the competition.

    “I guess I’d have to cross that bridge if it came up,” Wittek said.

    Sophomore Cody Kessler said he would not transfer even if he were a backup again.

    “It’s obviously going to be disappointing but it’s not the end of the world,” Kessler said. “If I’m not the right guy, so be it. I don’t want (transferring) on my name. It goes against my beliefs.”

    The other quarterback in the competition, Max Browne, is only a freshman and not expected to start, at least for the season opener against Hawaii.

    USC coach Lane Kiffin said he was pleased with all the quarterbacks on Day 1 and noted Browne’s gained 10 pounds since last spring, which means he weighs about 225 pounds.

    A noticeable change involved Wittek, who said he is putting more air on his deeper passes to avoid overthrowing wide receivers. Among the three quarterbacks, Wittek has the strongest arm.

    Cravens at safety

    Freshman Su’a Cravens practiced with the first team Saturday, a mild surprise because Demetrius Wright was the starter at the end of spring practice. However, it was not unusual in the Pete Carroll era for young players to get quality time early in camp.

    Cravens spent most of the spring playing nickel back but it was assumed he would play safety in the fall. Cravens, who tore the meniscus in his knee last spring, said he felt fine Saturday.

    Dion Bailey, who started at linebacker the past two years, was the other starter at safety. Anthony Brown and Kevon Seymour started at cornerback. Bailey said he lost 10 pounds to play safety and is currently 198.

    Redd, Morgan limited

    Tailbacks Silas Redd and D.J. Morgan did not participate in all drills because they are coming off spring knee injuries. Fullback Soma Vainuku was also limited for the same reason.

    Crowd count

    USC is allowing 200 fans to show up and watch practice from a rooftop at the adjacent baseball stadium, Dedeaux Field. About 50 fans attended Saturday’s practice.

    Roster additions

    USC added two walk-on quarterbacks: Chris Willson, who transferred from Wake Forest, and Ted Landers, who played at Mt. San Antonio College.

  105. shadow August 6, 2013 3:03 pm

    F=MA: Faalologo exploding into the legs of a USC ‘d’ player & Wily/St Juste/co. running free. Makes sense to me.

  106. Ipu Man August 6, 2013 3:09 pm

    Hope UH Defense makes USC offense shave ice and given a good licking…

    And UH Offense makes USC defense melt due to heat of the battle.

  107. Ipu Man August 6, 2013 3:10 pm

    given = give em…

  108. RainbowCliff August 6, 2013 3:13 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, as our days draw nearer to this PROUD football season let us not forget that WE are HAWAII !

    An island in the Pacific with GREAT athletes that plays HARD for the ohana with every fiber of their body and soul. Through this DESIRE to play for the “H” we must ALWAYS remember that they are STUDENTS with personality and character built only by our coaches, administrators and the most DEDICATED fans in the world !

    Nothing but the BEST ! Better then all the REST !


    Rainbow Warriors my Tsaiko Nation as our TRADITION has never been SOFT but STRONG in competing at the HIGHEST level !

    It is time to CHEER our boys on and not be weak or timid against ANYONE but RISE to the occasion !

    ONE Island of CULTURE, CLASS and DIGNITY that yes may faulter but we will get up learn from our faults and place no blame but understand there is tomorrow and will come back STRONGER then ever !




  109. gobows August 6, 2013 3:22 pm

    boola…must be from makakilo.

    i played babe ruth with sam, and the sister is a former co-worker.

  110. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 3:24 pm

    113….hmmn, Lisa or Michelle? But, not admitting to any citizenship to Makakilo….lol

  111. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 3:33 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to give props to my neighbors, Todd Schmidt, (All State, Damien, Colorado State) and helluva a graphic artist….

  112. Slugger August 6, 2013 3:34 pm

    Happy birthday, Screecher!!!

    Hiyah, gang!

  113. gobows August 6, 2013 3:38 pm


    the ncaa has been investigating the university of miami about allegations involving a booster named nevin shapiro. they have done nothing. much like the auburn cam newton sell out.


    oregon gets a slap on the wrist for clear recruiting violations.


    yet the ncaa quickly brings sanctions down on montana for lesser violations.


    schools with money get to walk, while the have-nots get punished.

  114. gobows August 6, 2013 3:43 pm


    lisa, but knew michelle when she went to st josephs.

    also know todd and hayden from hs, used to see them on the waipahu bus.

    also went to school with lisa and pam haina.

  115. wafan August 6, 2013 3:48 pm

    CC Paralysis settin . . .

  116. Rodney August 6, 2013 4:02 pm

    #73 I agree,That TE always

    got free or converted on 3rd


  117. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 4:12 pm

    118….ahhh, the waipahu bus….packed with everyone from all the private schools. Lisa was a pretty good athlete, and if I recall correctly, didn’t Michelle play softball in college (air force)?? I use to keep in touch w lisa, but feel out of touch, after I left for grad school. My aunty was her (lisa’s baysitter)….Long story short, Makakilo was packed with a lot of great athletes. And the stories I could tell you about Hayden and Todd….

  118. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 4:18 pm

    121….and others on the topics of TE. It’s interesting that the TE and TE formations have come back in vogue….as it presents really unique problems for defenses…especially if you have an athletic TE. I remember back in my day…we had some pretty darn local TEs. Leroy Lutu was probably the most infamous athlete of my era, and his battle with JK (John Kamana), but probably the most talented and productive TE was Wayne Apuna (Saint Louis via Waipahu) he was the first, as far as I known, local kid that was a Parade 1st team all-american. But sort of a head case, as he dropped out of ASU he senior year…

  119. 3-Prong August 6, 2013 4:18 pm

    Thanks gobows the the supporting data. “Judge Wopner, gobows and I rest our case”. Hehe

  120. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 4:25 pm

    GoBows…if you are a St.Joe’s guy….then you must also know Lisa Lum….lol

  121. Buffoman August 6, 2013 4:48 pm

    #117 Go Bows. That’s how they even out the scales of judgement. I(n that case, all schools are equal, after judgement, that is. So, those who get off and those who get punished (no labels, just numbers) it looks like the NCAA has meted out equally.

    It is when you look, as you did that you find the BIG $$$$ schools get the slap on the wrists and the small, mid majors, with no big bowl revenues, and no threats of pulling away from them (NCAA) get whacked.

  122. boolakanaka August 6, 2013 5:01 pm

    Capturing many of the sentiments made on this board, the NCAA is fast becoming a do-do bird of an athletic institution. Funny thing, is that during my law school days I was the compliance coordinator at D1 school, and then subsequently offered a position in their compliance office, back when they were still in Overland Park, KS….but, was already a little queasy about their overreach of matters of athletic investigation.

    Here is a great article by John Feinstein …..and its’ quick becoming irrelevant in the near future.

    The NCAA needs to go the way of typewriters, the Edsel and black-and-white TV. Its time has passed. Collegiate sports can no longer be run with an iron fist – especially an incompetent one – or with the quaint notion that Quinnipiac women’s basketball can operate under the same rules as Alabama football.

    The NCAA accelerated its path toward irrelevance years ago, when Emmert’s predecessors, Cedric Dempsey and Myles Brand, ceded control of football to conference commissioners – wanting no blame for the cartel that was the Bowl Championship Series when it was created 15 years ago. That abdication of ownership is a major reason why conference realignment has been allowed to burn out of control like a wildfire.

    In absence of any central authority, conference commissioners have been able to pillage one another for schools in order to try to maximize their appeal to television networks. If the NCAA controlled football and if there were rules in place that prevented schools from jumping conferences haphazardly, the current chaos would never have started.

    A private organization has a right to make rules. If the members agree to those rules, they must follow them. If rules existed making it impossible for any school to change conference affiliation without approval from an outside committee, the lawsuits presidents might threaten in order to jump from, say, the ACC to the Big Ten, would be meaningless.

    The NCAA blew it – following the Neville Chamberlain’s “peace for our time” route – and it has worked out about as well as Chamberlain’s approach worked in 1938.

    That’s mainly because the organization is made up of academics such as Emmert, who lack a sophisticated understanding of all the forces at work in modern athletics. Seventeen of the 20 members of the NCAA executive council are either college presidents or chancellors. There are three token members who are involved in athletics – two commissioners and one athletic director – who apparently are there to explain to the other members which one is the funny-shaped ball and which one is the round one and, no doubt to fetch coffee when needed.

    So not only is Emmert’s status under no threat – the presidents aren’t going to humiliate one of their own – any replacement approved by that group isn’t going to be substantially different.

    But even if the NCAA had competent leadership, it would be time to start all over again. For several years now, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has been saying that there should be three separate organizations, not one. “We need an organization that does what’s best for college football, one that does what’s best for [men’s] college basketball and one that does what’s best for non-revenue sports,” Krzyzewski proposes. “The needs of each are too different for us to keep acting like they’re the same thing. They’re not.”

    Each should have a commissioner, someone who is of the sport and from the sport and familiar with the particular needs and nuances of each. It should be somebody smart, tough and experienced and not somebody concerned with image. That’s not easy to find but there are people out there. No one knew who Pete Rozelle and David Stern were before they completely re-made the NFL and NBA, respectively.

    Mike Slive, the current commissioner of the SEC, would be a reasonable choice to run football. Potential basketball choices could include former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese or Greg Shaheen, the former NCAA vice president fired last year by Emmert, or Terry Holland, the former Virginia coach who is now the athletic director at East Carolina.

    The presidents should be completely removed from the process except (perhaps) to help in fundraising at their schools. College athletics need someone in charge, but the people in charge should know something about college athletics. It is time to go back to square one.

    John Feinstein .

  123. gobows August 6, 2013 5:47 pm

    #126 if she got a brother named randall, then i know them from honowai. didn’t go st josephs, a lot of my friends did though.

  124. gobows August 6, 2013 5:56 pm

    eventually the “super conference” that will happen in a few years will secede from the ncaa and form their own big money semi-pro football league. every school will be like the yankees.

  125. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 6:08 pm

    gobows, you better hope that doesn’t happen if you’re a UH fan. Because when the big super conferences and the secession from the NCAA finally does happen, all the second/third tier schools in conferences like MWC (although MWC is a pretty good mid major, better than the Big East and I would probably take it over that new American Whatever Conference), WAC, C-USA, Sunbelt, and so on, will be left in the cold. No money, very little tv rights, no relevance whatsoever.

    Rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. It’s the American way.

  126. al August 6, 2013 6:21 pm


  127. kapakahi August 6, 2013 6:32 pm

    re: Rasmussen…..


  128. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 6, 2013 6:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to Carmen!

    sorry, must have glanced past that section.

  129. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 6:59 pm

    The biggest problem with The Avengers is there aren’t enough villains. (That also was the problem with the Fantastic Four.)

    And that’s going to be the biggest problem if the super conferences break away.

    They’re going to play each other, they’re going to bash each other around, and you’ll end up with a lot of 9-3 or 8-4 champions.

    Parity means the SEC teams are going to have to eventually play non-conference road games out of the South.

    So, the super schools can resent the austere schools all they want, but they need them to puff up their records.

    That’s the lesson of sports. That’s why the AL East needs the AL Central.

  130. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 6, 2013 7:02 pm


    True, but ouch. Lol

  131. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2013 7:04 pm

    The beauty of college football is the diversity and the underdogs and the pure fun of, well, college.

    It’s not about the high quality, because if you want the best football, the NFL offers that. Even the worst NFL team can slap around Alabama. (Hey, Nick Saban got slapped around pretty good when he was with the Dolphins.)

    So break away. Split up. In the end, does it really matter? We’re in the middle of the Pacific hoping that something named Henrietta doesn’t blow us away. All that matters is football is fun, and Saturday evenings at Aloha Stadium can be fun. And if it’s not fun in the stadium, you can mosey across the street and have a grand ol’ time. Alcohol is the leading cause of amnesia.

  132. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal August 6, 2013 7:25 pm

    #131 ST: Beautifully said. I suppose the bigger question this brings up then (which actually cuts to the heart of the NCAA contradiction of ‘amateur athletics’ but also football being BIG business) is how do we negotiate that attitude with (hopefully) one day having a program that can bang with the big boys and the expectations and pressures that come with it?

  133. Imyoface August 6, 2013 7:37 pm

    No wonder they never gave a Heisman to a freshman. It all makes sense now.

  134. jm2375 (iPad) August 6, 2013 8:13 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Thanks for the bday wishes for my one and only Screecher. She’s now an adult. 🙄 The day started with her and a friend jumping out of an airplane. They were both scared, but after it was done, they loved it. Then it was lunch with friends at Ala Moana Genki. Came home for a while to change and relax, then back into town for dinner. I did a lot of driving today. I’m tired and very full.

    Go Bows!

    Go Wahine!

  135. wafan August 6, 2013 8:44 pm


  136. papajoe 2 August 6, 2013 8:47 pm

    jm2468, I was looking for the “like” button but couldn’t find it on this blog. Happy Birthday Schreecher! (too young for birthweek lol).

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