Four closed

There will be at least four positions locked up — for now — entering the start of next month’s spring practice.

Norm Chow said center Ben Clarke, defensive ends Tavita Woodard and Beau Yap, and kicker Tyler Hadden will be with the No. 1s for the first play of spring practice.

He said returning starters will get the first shot, but  they will be challenged by newcomers.

No surprise that there is open competition at quarterback with Taylor Graham, Ikaika Woolsey and Justin Alo joining the mix. Sean Schroeder, who started 11 games last season, and Jeremy Higgins are returning quarterbacks.

* * * * *

Former Warrior cornerback/returner Mike Edwards said he will wear adidas’ adiZero shoes during next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Edwards has been training the past month in Arizona. He said his goal is to run sub-4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also will compete in UH’s pro day at San Diego State on March 19.

Eleven former Warriors and six ex-Aztecs are signed up for pro day, which will be attended by personnel officials from every NFL team.


  1. AlaWai February 12, 2013 9:05 am


  2. PurpleMaple February 12, 2013 9:06 am


  3. Rylen February 12, 2013 9:06 am

    Top 5

  4. BG February 12, 2013 9:07 am

    Good morning everyone! I think I left the last post on the previous blog!

  5. CrazyFootballGuy808 February 12, 2013 9:08 am

    I expect some heated competition from the JC’s. You know they’re going to want to play now. Should be heavy competition at receiver and linebacker.

  6. AlaWai February 12, 2013 9:09 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Warriors. It’s great to hear that Dr. Chow never stopped toiling for 2013. The new Warrors will learn from the vets while pushing them to improve. Good luck and health to all.

    Will be watching Mike Edwards carefully as he begins his pro career. Edwards is a special talent and a great Warrior.

  7. d1shima February 12, 2013 9:12 am

    Top X!

    Four Play…

  8. papajoe2 February 12, 2013 9:12 am

    Hey, hey. Top 10.

  9. d1shima February 12, 2013 9:12 am


  10. SOUTHCENTRAL February 12, 2013 9:12 am

    My projected QB:

    Taylor Graham

    Ikaika Woolsey

    Sean Schroeder

    Jeremy Higgins

    Justin Alo

  11. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 9:13 am


    I think you’d have a very good chance in the parlay.

  12. PurpleMaple February 12, 2013 9:13 am

    I am surprised Art Laurel and Marrell Jackson are not designated starters going into spring.

  13. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 9:14 am

    Neither is John Hardy-Tuliau.

    Although I heard he is one of the leading candidates to represent the Warriors at MWC media preview in July.

  14. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 9:14 am

    The DE spot will be interesting from the get-go.

    Iuta Tepa enters the mix.

  15. mctruck February 12, 2013 9:15 am

    Four Alabama players kicked-off team for some serious stuff….oh well looks like future criminals in the makings. Hope they get their act together.

  16. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 9:15 am

    The projection is Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson gets a real good look at the tight end.

    Josh Long probably is ahead in the battle for motion tight end (H-back).

  17. d1shima February 12, 2013 9:19 am

    …and then there’s the Hot Mess at RB

  18. d1shima February 12, 2013 9:21 am

    Interesting that more Warriors than Aztecs will be at Pro Day.

    Does SDSU have a lot of returnees?

  19. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 9:23 am

    Obviously, with so many returning starters returning from last year and only 4 have locked up starter status so far, that means there’s a ton of upgrades coming for 2013.

    Upgrades both through recruiting and the returnees improving their games to fend off the new guys. Should be fun to watch this year. The coaches will have their hands full evaluating all the position battles.

  20. SOUTHCENTRAL February 12, 2013 9:26 am

    LB will the be the position to watch over spring ball

  21. PONO February 12, 2013 9:26 am

    Alabama players have not been kicked off per ESPN. They have just been suspended so far. Football trumps all other stuff in the SEC which is sad.

  22. SOUTHCENTRAL February 12, 2013 9:27 am

    Kamalani Alo should move back to Safety

  23. d1shima February 12, 2013 9:28 am

    Should be fun to watch this year.

    Will spring practices be open to the public?

  24. lowtone123 February 12, 2013 9:37 am

    I hope the upgrade in talent leads to more W’s this season. GO WARRIORS!

  25. koakane February 12, 2013 9:37 am

    morning 😎

    sipping some tea, just trying a change of pace

    plenty sporting events going on, starting with mililani sball tourny today till monday, warrior men play Oregon starting fridaly till monday and the wahines play this thursday and saturday.

  26. dannyp February 12, 2013 9:41 am


    *perceived upgrades.

  27. SteveM February 12, 2013 9:50 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Cool mid-morning–temperature is 69˚ where I live in Honolulu.

  28. rage777 February 12, 2013 9:58 am

    Maybe somebody didn’t tell Mike that Chad is in Hawaii now, not in Arizona. 🙂

  29. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 9:59 am


    Tea is good.

    Just don’t be that old man who pours tea on his rice.

  30. Annoddah Dave February 12, 2013 9:59 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    When does Spring Practice begin?

  31. Annoddah Dave February 12, 2013 10:01 am

    @#29 ST: Hey! What’s wrong with chazuke?

  32. Keoniana February 12, 2013 10:07 am

    Former UH Kicker arrested…

  33. Rodney February 12, 2013 10:08 am

    When is the first day of practice and is open

    To the public, can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  34. SteveM February 12, 2013 10:09 am

    Ever notice that tea is the same color as beer….? 😕

  35. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 10:11 am

    Koakane fancies himself as a young man in an old man’s body.

    That would make him an old man in an old man’s body.

  36. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 10:12 am

    March 20.

    6 a.m.

    Open to the public.

  37. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 10:15 am

    So, it’ll be Wednesday and Thursday, then off for spring break.

    Kauai trip is still on

    And there will be a spring game on a Saturday instead of a Friday.

  38. Independent Thinker February 12, 2013 10:16 am

    It’s wait and see at this point.

  39. koakane February 12, 2013 10:26 am

    black tea is good for lowering blood sugar so I hear

    goes good with malasada’s

    before I forget Happy Fat Tuesday yu’all

  40. LizKauai February 12, 2013 10:27 am

    Kauai Trip is Still On!


    Happy Fat Tuesday!


  41. koakane February 12, 2013 10:29 am

    It is a old body no matter how you look at it, need to rest it as much as possible

  42. Kevin February 12, 2013 10:35 am


    February 12th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Alabama players have not been kicked off per ESPN. They have just been suspended so far. Football trumps all other stuff in the SEC which is sad.

    Football trumps a lot of things, a more accurate statement is that winning football games trumps a lot of things…

    If we don’t like it, well, we as a sports society made it that way by paying for and helping to build the pedestals in which we place athletes on.

  43. (Jesse) James February 12, 2013 10:36 am

    Good Morning and Happy Mardi Gras to all the Tsaikos!!!

    Whew…Been a long time since I’ve been on but been busy.

    Good to hear the news coming out of UH….Hopefully the competition will make everyone work harder….GO WARRIORS!!!

  44. (Jesse) James February 12, 2013 10:36 am

    Gramps is a young man in an old man’s body…that’s why he sits in the student section…. MWAHAHAHAHAHHA 🙂

  45. mo808 February 12, 2013 10:40 am

    Good Morning Folks! Since its Fat Tuesday, time for second breakfast!

  46. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 10:42 am

    I thought not eating sweets was a good way to lower blood sugar.

  47. tom mui February 12, 2013 10:44 am


    I shall enjoy Fat Tuesday – off to Leonard’s!

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid February 12, 2013 10:49 am

    Howzeet Gangeez!

    Like the old saying goes, “Stone may sharpen steel, but only man shall sharpen man.”

    Good competition in practice means good competition in games.

    The exciting times continue.

  49. d1shima February 12, 2013 10:50 am

    from FB

    The Mountain West Conference has officially announced its future conference football schedule structure. Check out the press release at

  50. jm2375 February 12, 2013 10:50 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Fat Tuesday. Still gotta get my malasada fix.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid February 12, 2013 10:50 am

    Malasadas… sigh.

  52. SteveM February 12, 2013 10:51 am

    ST — I heard that exercise is good for lowering blood sugar too. Gonna try it someday.

  53. Shoko February 12, 2013 11:00 am

    So Hawaii doesn’t play Boise State, New Mexico and Air Force in the first two-year cross division roation. Thats good, in a way.

  54. SteveM February 12, 2013 11:01 am

    d1shima — thanks for the link. Lucky us–we get to play Boise, Air Force, and New Mexico this year. Computer generated schedule, huh?

  55. SteveM February 12, 2013 11:03 am

    😳 ooops, looking at the wrong year. Shoko has it right.

  56. ai-eee-soos February 12, 2013 11:09 am

    Hooray – at UNLV and UNR.

    But, at Wyoming. 7,200′.

  57. Shoko February 12, 2013 11:15 am

    Yea, wasn’t too excited to see Wyoming on the 2013 schedule. Would have prefered to miss Boise State, Utah State and Wyoming this year.

    At least, for Stephen’s sake, he will have the opportunity to gamble to his hearts content.

  58. jm2375 February 12, 2013 11:16 am

    Shoko – apparently there are no casinos in Laramie or the surrounding areas. 🙄

  59. koakane February 12, 2013 11:26 am

    sitting in the student section is way better than JJ showing off his boobie’s at the Madalay bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  60. koakane February 12, 2013 11:27 am

    ah this was one of my favorite numbas

  61. PolyMom February 12, 2013 11:36 am

    When and where is the Spring Game? Please advise. Very excited to see Taylor Graham.

  62. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 11:43 am

    When it comes to gambling, my heart’s never content.

  63. PolyMom February 12, 2013 11:45 am

    Manhunt is on like Donkey Kong. Thank God, just catch this guy so we can leave our houses. Heck all the kids are off from school next week for Ski Week. Ski resorts will be packed next week.

    Tune in folks live action going on here in Cali. Two more officers shot today in Big Bear.

  64. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2013 11:50 am

    Not exactly sure where the spring game will be played. I was doing my usual wandering, saw a schedule, then took a picture on my iPhone.

  65. Bowwar February 12, 2013 12:01 pm

    Yup…Looks like they’re shooting it up in Big Bear…They have him cornered in a cabin.

  66. Bowwar February 12, 2013 12:02 pm

    ST, So who is going to be the “quasi” OC for the Warriors this year? Chow should stick to being a “head coach” and let someone else be the OC.

  67. kimo browner February 12, 2013 12:04 pm

    JMO. The 2013 MWC favors Hawaii, short term program-wise and for the 2013 schedule.

    Arguably, the two better teams in the Mountain Division are Boise State and AFA–they are both missed in 2013. More importantly, we play these two opponents only twice in a five year span and only once on the road during the same period. That gives our Warrior program an additional year to grow and 5 years to gain ground talent-wise against premiere inter-divisional foes. Than we are at home in ’13 against the Pacfic Coast teams in the West Division–SJSU, FSU and SDSU. Playing UNLV away is as close to home as you can get fan-wise, although we have met with misfortune in the MAC years @ Sam Boyd Stadium. Wyoming plays @ the highest altitude in college football….so that venue will present unique challenges.

  68. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:12 pm

    #53 thanks for the link…

    Looking at the setup… UH’s only break is not playing Boise. Other than that, it’s a tough MWC slate as all the weaker MWC teams will be road games.

    UH isn’t playing either New Mexico and Air Force, who I think UH would be favored to win or pick ’em.

    That pretty much solidifies my prediction of 6 wins for 2013.

    So here’s my picks vs known opponents (not in chronological order):

    vs USC — Loss

    vs Oregon St — Loss

    vs Army — Win

    vs Navy — Win

    vs Colorado St — Win

    vs Fresno St — Loss

    at NV Reno — Win

    vs SDSU — Loss

    vs SJSU — Loss

    at UNLV — Win

    at Utah St — Loss

    at Wyoming — Win

    That’s what I’m sticking with… there are a few variables that could change things:

    1. SJSU, NV-Reno, and Utah St all have to cope with losing their successful head coaches. I would expect a bit of a drop-off but they return almost all of their key players. We can only hope they hired McMackin quality replacements to mismanage clock and game-planning.

    2. SDSU has to replace their efficient QB Katz.

    3. There’s a slim chance UH beats Oregon St if they’re not ready to play. I expect UH to cover the presumable double digit spread fairly easily.

  69. Chicken Grease February 12, 2013 12:16 pm

    Jiminy cricket:

    February 12th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    #183, Chicken Greae. Amen to that.

    True. Thanks, Jiminy.

  70. Chicken Grease February 12, 2013 12:19 pm

    Heh (as of this writing) a Grease is # 69 . . . well. As long as it’s not during Lent (which, for a Grease) would be near impossible to do on this board 😉 . Don’t talk about a Grease TOO much during Lent . . . God is watching, after all. 🙂

  71. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:20 pm

    #67… Totally forgot Mack lost both games in Vegas… That alone is a fireable offense.

    On a side note… Boyd Gaming puts on a great tailgate party package for the UNLV games. Includes beer, ticket, entertainment, food, beer, transportation to/from stadium, and beer.

    Pretty solid!

  72. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:21 pm

    And you can bet on the game… legally

  73. jeezy33 February 12, 2013 12:23 pm

    68. If you watched SDSU, They won all their games that Dingwell started so replacing Katz means nothing. Their line play was key and losing big TE will hurt a lot. Also lose top DB. That said, I think SDSU is beatable. Best QB in the conference might be Fales out of San Jose St. Him and Carr are both very good. Fales has Chandler Jones, Noel Grigsby, and Tyler Ervin all back. San Jose St is going to be a nightmare.

    If we win 6 games, I will say that’s a huge step for this program.

  74. kifi February 12, 2013 12:28 pm

    Hmmmmm. Wondering what coach Naeole has to work with.


    Chauncey Makainai

    Hunter Hollowed

    Mike Milovale


    Kody Afusia

    Jordan Loeffler

    Sean Shigematsu

    Brendan Urban

    Frank Loyd Jr.

    Dave Lefotu

    David Griffin


    Ben Clarke


    Ben Dew

    Kiha Sai

    Leo Koloamatangi

    John Wa’a


    Matt Koloamatangi

    Elijah Tupai

  75. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 12, 2013 12:31 pm


    what’s your breakdown of Naeole hire?

    things looking good ah =)

  76. kifi February 12, 2013 12:33 pm

    Looking beyond the horizon for a one or two more JC transfers to fill that sophmore class. Miht have to wait for the 2014 class give Ben Clarke a few classmates to play with.

  77. kifi February 12, 2013 12:35 pm

    #75 – On a scale of 1-5 stars. Chris Naeole is a 7*.

  78. kifi February 12, 2013 12:35 pm

    #76 – Might…

  79. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:39 pm

    I believe the 2011 Hawaii @ UNLV game was one of the several Hawaii games with suspicious betting line movements.

    I remember I was going to place a bet for UNLV (+20) because UH wasn’t nearly good enough to cover that big of number. When I went to the book, they spread dropped from 20 to 17 overnight, prompting me to not bet the game. After witnessing the horrendous display of D1 football, I couldn’t stop wondering what it took to get the line to move 3 points overnight without any key injuries during the week. On Monday, the local sportsbook radio was buzzing about how the much the UHvUNLV moneyline moved, which prompted the line to move. The moneyline was as high as +1000 at some offshore books (many Vegas books didn’t post a ML on that big of spread), but it dropped to +650 overnight.

    There wasn’t enough hard evidence or witnesses around, so the story got buried pretty quickly. It’s really tough to prove price fixing unless there’s eye witnesses that come forward or people are stupid enough to have anything in writing.

  80. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:41 pm

    #74, interesting… UH is still very young at OL. This bodes very well for 2014, I think the stars will align and UH has it’s breakout year.

  81. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:44 pm

    Sorry, point shaving/game fixing… not price fixing… LOL

  82. kifi February 12, 2013 12:45 pm

    Today’s NFL offensive lineman besides having quick feet has really quick hands. I’ve never met Coach Naeole. Only know of others who know him. Good balance, strong base, quick feet, good technique, good punch, low pad level, and really quick hands.

    Very smart, good teacher, patient mentor. Was a student of the game so knows every phase of the game from bottom to top, front to back. Can teach on either side of the ball.

    Did I say really quick hands. Not sure what that means, but the NFL guy kept saying that about Coach Naeole.

    My friend Wing Chun had the same qualities. Not sure if he’s related to my kindergarten thru third grade classmate Hingson.

  83. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 12:46 pm

    Price fixing is what trash & sewer authorities and Time Warner Cable does.

  84. kifi February 12, 2013 12:48 pm

    #80 – That 2014 class is starting off pretty well with Jon Ursua, Gus Lavaka, and Fitou Fisiiahi.

  85. st. anthony trojan February 12, 2013 12:51 pm

    seems like a lot of excitement.. for the start of the spring practice on March 20 .. and game on Kauai… Maybe now someone on here who was advocating a fund raising ..thingy to help with the locker room.. think about getting about a 100 or so together and make a good package deal.. for kauai.. and make a few bucks on that.. .. be nice to have a few people there for that game.. with golf maybe on the side.. with coaches the next day.. before heading back to Oahu.. maybe Tasiko’s versus Coaches….good time to kick their butts and fire them up also.. he he he..or maybe one coach per 4 some… let ur imagination .. go for a while .. like mr. Jay ..says…think big. .big big.. go for it.. .. we need a leader here.. sumone should step up.. get a committee.. ..go for it.. a golf tournament there.. i am sure would get 100 + golfers easy and raise.. 10 to 20 thousand.. not much.. but sure would put soap in the showers for a long time…. big save .. think the name there is a very good… corporate sponsor to start …. maybe sum one on Kauai can start the ball rolling.. ??

  86. kimo browner February 12, 2013 12:55 pm

    @ #68.

    So, you are predicting Hawaii to win 4 games on the road in a rebuilding year and coming off a 3-9 season?

    Victorieson the road over Navy, Nevada, UNLV and Wyoming?

    Can you recall the last time Hawaii won 4 on the road?

    It was the same year, we won for the first and last time at Reno and the year we went undefeated.Even than, the road schedule wasnt as tough and we barely won at Ruston, Spartan Stadium and Reno. All three games were decided in the last minute with the help of a fortuitious turnover or two.

    Annapolis will be cold in November and their cadet-fanbase and Coach Ken will present an imposing sight and field challenge… and, good teams struggle,mightily, in the thin air at Laramie. Especially running teams. Nevada’s new head coach is awesome, young and credentialized at ND, Texas AM and Stanford. He was the General’s personal pick.The wolfpack will be toughest on the road, together with Navy, Wyom and @ Corvalis.

    Utah State lost its coaching staff to Wisconsin. Ditto with SJSU to Colorado. We have a better chance with those teams.

    With only 4 positions set on both sides of the ball going into Spring, Coach Chow is sending a message that last years performance wont guarantee any position, save a few. To win six games in the fall based on pieces falling together is…well…hopeful 🙂

  87. Buffoman February 12, 2013 1:24 pm

    What Mr. Jay has to do prior to kick off is come up with some stellar marketing to get 30,000 buns in seats to start.

    Time for some creative thinking. More students to the game to fill a section or 2. Promotions and cut in ticket prices to fill the nose bleed sections (better a deeply discounted ticket than no sale). Get the die hard pseudo, band wagon fan back and you’re good to go.

    Since Boyd gaming is doing LV, get an Indian casino to sponsor when we go to San Diego. Make it a fund raiser where they set up gaming tables and people make a donation by buying chips to play. They can then turn in their winnings for Warrior memorabilia or drop a chunk into a barrel (set amount stated) to qualify for a free trip for two to San Diego to see the game and go to the nearby Indian casino. Hawaii loves gambling so why not make it available for a couple of good reasons, fund raising for the Warrior team (scholarships, etc..) and getting those who would use “pseudo gambling” as a reason to go to a game.

    Spend some money and get one of the radio stations to help sponsor a Jawaiian Music Concert a couple of hours prior to the game with some notable local artists. Concert and a game. That could bring more students.

    The days of simply showing up have gone, for the time being. Got to re-start with a different mindset.

    Maybe that starts people going back to the game.

  88. cocobean February 12, 2013 1:29 pm

    View from the other side of the fence. Fans from every team we play are penciling in “W” next to their game with us.

  89. jm2375 February 12, 2013 1:31 pm

    Just be careful that you don’t P.O. season ticket holders in the nosebleed sections by making the individual game tickets cheaper.

  90. tom mui February 12, 2013 1:43 pm

    #82 KIFI – You never met Coach Naeole? I thought OL/DL of whatever vintage had somesort of fraternity. 🙂

  91. lowtone123 February 12, 2013 2:05 pm

    Yahoo Sports article on UH recruit David Fangupo.

  92. PolyMom February 12, 2013 2:19 pm

    tom mui…did you go to Leonards?

  93. Derek February 12, 2013 2:24 pm

    The QB situation, in my opinion, is very fluid. Graham looks to be the best going in, but there is still spring ball, summer, and fall camp. Aspiring QBs can jump up and improve quite a bit in one year, if they have been working on their skills and studied film. So, I would say that nothing is certain and things will unfold as spring practice starts. I have not seen a lot of tape from Graham and Woosley. We saw Schroeder and Higgins last year and I have seen quite a bit of Alo’s highlights. Right now, in my mind, Alo is the most athletic. Of course, Ewaliko is coming in the fall and he probably will be here in the summer. And you know he’s an athlete. The question is, who can learn the offense best and be the most efficient running the team, moving the chains, and score points. Everybody has a shot.

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if a freshmen wins the job. It has happened before and it will happen again. At the very least, it will be very competitive.

    David Fangupo is getting a lot of pub. I really hope he can get eligible to join the program this fall. Good luck Mr. Fangupo.

  94. wafan February 12, 2013 2:28 pm

    Good afternoon!

  95. wafan February 12, 2013 2:29 pm

    Your talk of malasadas is cruel!

  96. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 12, 2013 2:33 pm

    i like da cracka

  97. SteveM February 12, 2013 2:37 pm

    Yum…my auntie brought us a dozen andagi…from Zippy’s. Didn’t know they made it.

    Malasadas – beignets – andagi – ???

  98. wafan February 12, 2013 2:38 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh . . .


  99. wafan February 12, 2013 2:39 pm

    But funny!

  100. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 12, 2013 2:39 pm

    i thought people eat pudding on fat tuesday

  101. jimmy the lock February 12, 2013 2:39 pm


  102. wafan February 12, 2013 2:39 pm

    2nd century!

  103. jimmy the lock February 12, 2013 2:41 pm

    Olympics might not have wrestling? WTF are they thinking?

  104. ai-eee-soos February 12, 2013 2:45 pm

    Mebbe, for just 2013 – make all the nose bleed seats cheap, cheap,

    including the season tix holders. Hopefully, that will inrease the attendance some.

    … need all the help …


    re: 89.jm2375:

    February 12th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Just be careful that you don’t P.O. season ticket holders in the nosebleed sections by making the individual game tickets cheaper.

  105. Derek February 12, 2013 2:53 pm

    JMHO, if Hawaii wins 4 road games this year, they will win at least 8 games total. Any road win is huge for this program. Last year, we were O-fer on the road and 3 home wins.

    Hawaii’s history is that we have a lot of trouble winning on the road. If the Warriors can win their share on the road, it’s almost a certainly that the team will make it to a bowl game.

  106. kifi February 12, 2013 2:57 pm

    My condolences to the Kalani Soccer family, supporters, and friends. May God bless you and comfort you through this difficult time.

  107. PurpleMaple February 12, 2013 3:00 pm

    ST, Laying off sweets is ok, but I think layng off soda and “juices” heavy in sugar better. Just eat more fruits.

  108. AllG February 12, 2013 3:43 pm

    WR will be a interesting battle. I think Stutzman best fit is in the slot, and I like Vazquez Haynes and Ammon Barker to win the outside receiver positions.

  109. AllG February 12, 2013 3:45 pm

    Brandon Daley played really well to end the season at MLB and I hope he wins the starting job. He has the size and tenacity that you look for a the position.

  110. redzone February 12, 2013 4:17 pm

    So what happened to Allen Sampson? He was sub 4.4.

  111. AlaWai February 12, 2013 4:20 pm

    Somewhere Boise State, New Mexico and Air Force are saying. “Thank goodnes, we don’t have to play Hawaii.”

  112. Manoa Mist February 12, 2013 4:26 pm

    Samson had another knee surgery right? Really like that kid. Actually like all the Florida kids – keep ’em coming.

  113. redzone February 12, 2013 4:32 pm

    Yep one of my favorite players.

  114. redzone February 12, 2013 4:41 pm

    Ben Jay how about fixing this?????

  115. wafan February 12, 2013 5:15 pm

    Prayers and positive thoughts to the Klink family and friends.

    Such a tragic loss.

    As I said before, be strong young man.

  116. mo808 February 12, 2013 5:25 pm

    How tragic! I’m so sorry to just hear just on the evening news about Leo’s mom’s passing! My condolences to the Klink Ohana in their loss of their loved one. Auwe! God bless each one with grace and peace through such a difficult time.

  117. clyde February 12, 2013 5:34 pm

    Although a friend updated me on Mrs. Klink’s condition last night, this is still devastating news. Triumph and tragedy; how sad. Repeating wafan’s sentiments: be strong young man. And, from all reports, I believe he is. Healing prayers to the family.

  118. Derek February 12, 2013 5:43 pm

    Don’t believe whatever Boise State says. They enjoy playing Hawaii because they have dominated the series. Hawaii has won only 2 times during JJ’s time, his first year when Boise was not in the WAC and in 2007 when UH went undefeated. Remember Brock Forsey? Remember Ryan Dinwiddie? Remember Jared Zabranski? Remember Ian Johnson?

    I’d like to see Hawaii beat Boise St. on the road before I die!!!! Better be soon. Us senior citizens can go anytime.

  119. Mauiwarrior February 12, 2013 5:47 pm

    Ewaliko will not be a QB at uh……I guarantee it, beast of an athlete he will be a slot or db, he will make plays though and he has to be one of the toughest kids out there!

  120. kapakahi February 12, 2013 5:48 pm


    Pretty sure that Hunter is gone.

    Ben Dew will be a redshirt sophomore.

    Matt Koloamatangi probably gonna redshirt at DE instead of OT.

  121. tom mui February 12, 2013 5:57 pm

    #92 PolyMom – no parking – too many tour buses!

  122. PowderPuff February 12, 2013 6:13 pm

    What a heartbreaking story about Mrs. Klink. I had just started watching the game Saturday night on TV when the ambulance was leaving the soccer field. May God be with the Klink family…hug your loved ones everyday.

  123. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 12, 2013 6:47 pm

    Sad to hear about Mrs. Klink.

    Namu Amida Butsu.

  124. el burro sabio February 12, 2013 6:58 pm

    I hope the MWC schedule is still good in 2016

  125. Redraidernation February 12, 2013 7:15 pm

    All I can say is we better get better at running the ball, dociemy looks like he’ll be a beast, we gotta throw more to the flats and let the rb make plays. Start those big new receivers we got, last years ones were horrible, I like Davis though.

  126. PurpleMaple February 12, 2013 7:33 pm

    David Fangupo’s days as a Warrior commit may be coming to an end. He is currently featured on the Yahoo home page. Talk about national attention.

  127. laulau head February 12, 2013 7:35 pm

    Beat USC!!!

    Coach Cav turns down USC offer…

  128. laulau head February 12, 2013 7:38 pm

    And as a Kalani alum, also want to send my thoughts and prayers to the Klink ohana…

    Play hard…but even more, love hard

  129. cocobean February 12, 2013 8:03 pm

    Condolences to the Klinks. Kalani 68.

  130. Chicken Grease February 12, 2013 8:05 pm

    OK, Mr. Tsai and you fine Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, and everyone and everything in between . . . see you after 40 days, 40 nights. (and a Grease supposes he can wish all of you a happy Good Friday and a happy Easter as well.)

    God bless all of you.

    “And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.'”

    – Matthew 3:17

    # # #

  131. (Jesse) James February 12, 2013 8:08 pm

    Condolences to the Klink family. God bless and know that you are in our thoughts….

  132. laulau head February 12, 2013 8:08 pm


    Peace to da Grease!

  133. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 8:11 pm

    Why is it unreasonable to predict UH will get 4 road wins? Have you looked at how poor the road game opponents are at protecting their home fields?

    Of the teams I think UH will beat on the road, in 2012: Wyoming went 1-5 at home. UNLV went 2-6 at home. Reno went 2-4 at home. Navy went 4-1 at home but their wins were against VMI, IU, FAU & TSU (ND & Army were on neutral field). These teams had a combined record of 15-46. In their lone home loss, they were shutout by SJSU.

    Nobody here could name what schools VMI, IU, FAU, & TSU are without looking them up. Point is that Navy didn’t beat anybody remotely respectful at home. I think UH vs Navy will probably close, but the improved athleticism at WR and a healthy defense UH will be enough to beat Navy.

    Hell, Wyoming lost to Cal Poly at home… I honestly didn’t know Cal Poly had a FB program.

    Reno is facing the most uncertainty of the MWC teams that lost their coach. Fajardo is a nice player but losing the Godfather of the pistol/play caller will loom large. I can’t help but say Reno is going to drop off. Not to mention that I think Reno is a mentally weak team. When things start going bad, they implode (see blown 4thQ leads vs USF & SDSU; see getting blown out vs Fresno, and the ultimate implosion vs Arizona in the bowl game).

    UNLV is still UNLV… they were much more competitive last year but they are physically inferior to UH’s 2013 roster.

  134. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 8:16 pm

    note: the combined record of Navy’s home wins was before I remembered Army was on neutral field. forgot to adjust the number.

  135. gobows February 12, 2013 8:25 pm

    #68 FUHA

    i highly doubt the Warrior defense will be able to hold all those opponents to under 20 points per game, which will be needed because the offense hasn’t shown the ability to score a lot of points. i see no clear winners, but many possibles…UNLV, CSU, Army, Wyo, SJSU. the UH is still a long way from where they need to be.

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  137. Former UH Athlete February 12, 2013 8:31 pm

    UH roster comparison (2012 v 2013) by unit. Obviously we don’t know for sure until all games are played…

    QB – much improved

    RB – Best offensive unit in 2012 gets more experienced and deeper, Lakalaka & St Juste will be active

    WR – vastly improved

    OL – Griffin is upgrade; more experienced, still questionable outside of Clarke.

    DL – deeper, but questionable because Ekuale and Tua’au got poached

    LB – more experienced and much better if strength and conditioning was successful.

    DB – Best defensive unit in 2012 suffers big loss w/ Edwards departure, but incoming players look promising

    I actually think only having 4 starters locked now is a good thing because competition only makes things better.

  138. gobows February 12, 2013 8:37 pm

    #137 FUHA

    why was the offensive line so ineffective…even against smaller defensive fronts they weren’t good. is it technique or do they lack athleticism? pretty sure they lack strength.

  139. dannyp February 12, 2013 8:44 pm


    They lack strength. Also they were brought in to pass block. They lack the explosion to run block, it isnt their fault though. This isnt the system they committed to.

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  141. kev-1 February 12, 2013 9:15 pm

    Very sad to read about the Klink family loss. My condolensces to the family.

  142. kev-1 February 12, 2013 9:16 pm

    #126 . . . Nah, he’ll stay. It is pretty awesome that he made the home page though.

  143. kev-1 February 12, 2013 9:18 pm

    Sometimes life just doesn’t make sense to me. The Dallas Cowboys want to sign Tony Romo to a long term deal because they think he is what is going to lead them to a championship. Uhhhhh . . . what?!?!?!?!?

  144. al February 12, 2013 9:19 pm

    tua’au did not get poached he…(rattle, rattle)

    ekuale he…has visions of grandeur dancing in his head …(rattle, rattle)

  145. al February 12, 2013 9:24 pm

    db’s have nequan phillips and tony grimes to start.

    dee maggitt did well, too.

    jht is a player.

    enter tigi hill.

  146. laulau head February 12, 2013 9:25 pm



  147. laulau head February 12, 2013 9:35 pm

    Warriors spring game tentatively set for Saturday, April 12…

  148. mo808 February 12, 2013 10:20 pm

    Grease! Grace & Peace!

  149. mo808 February 12, 2013 10:22 pm

    Grease see you in 40!

  150. mo808 February 12, 2013 10:22 pm

    Grease keep us lifted in prayer!

  151. ai-eee-soos February 12, 2013 10:46 pm

    remember dis guy ?

    Georgia: The school has approved a raise for Mark Richt, moving his salary from $2.8 million to $3.2 million, and also extended his contract by one year through 2017.

  152. ai-eee-soos February 12, 2013 11:03 pm

    just throwin this in … Stan Kwan hired by Saints as Special teams coach,

    was prevously with the Bills.

  153. Bleed Green and White February 12, 2013 11:33 pm

    I cannot help myself, I need to say this…”Former UH Athlete”, to me, is most informative poster!

    I completely enjoy reading his insights.

    Also, I agree with many of his points.

    QB – very much improved. Taylor Graham takes over and I’m convinced Ikaika Woolsey is a “player”

    RB – No doubt the strongest / deepest position on the team, Iosefa, in my opinion, is an NFL quality fullback. At runningback, I love watching St. Juste’s hi-lite reel, and I also look forward to Lakalaka and Aofaga Wily’s contributions

    OL – Anybody take note of Elijah Tupai’s video? Kid has a mean streak to die for. Maybe he’s not as big / heavy as we’d all like, yet, but I can see him making an impact if he plays any way near what I’ve seen on tape.

    Griffin has size, but he’s way too soft on top. I like Lefotu, Wa’a looks promising, and of course Ben Clarke had a stellar freshman season. Oh, less I forget, I think Naeole is a quality hire by Norm Chow

    WR – size matters, and UH finally has some at WR. Good move.

    DL – Moses Samia continues to get healthy, and that’s a really good thing. Beau Yap gets back to DE, and Tavita Woodard turned out to be a beast by the end of the season. If Kennedy Tulimaseali’i gets his academic work together, well, he just may turn out to be the prize of the 2013 recruiting class.

    LB – Daley, decent, but way too stiff. Art Laurel, proven commodity, rest of the returnees, very questionable. Benny Fonua has high level skill, tenacity and instinct, but he needs to step up his game. New recruit, Washington, I likey

    DB – not sold at all on Phillips and Grimes yet, however, at safety, I thought Morrell Jackson was big time.

    Cocnerns: long snapper, kicker, kickoff returns and the ability to spread it out a little bit on offense.

  154. Parking February 13, 2013 1:18 am

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  155. kruzen February 13, 2013 1:41 am


  156. wafan February 13, 2013 2:38 am

    Happy Hump Day!

  157. A-TEAM February 13, 2013 4:46 am

    #37, #38

    As far as the O/L and their pass blocking techs. I’ve watched their practice and they are doing what their taught. They can all run/pass block. Is how they are taught to work with the system. As an O/L, Pass block is “butt down shoulders back, don’t lean”. They are taught 70% on the front foot and 25% on the back foot. Which tells me, over xetension and unable to recover when beat in or out. just my observation. Happy to have Coach Naeole on board. Looking for a much improved O/L this year.

  158. maddog50 February 13, 2013 4:48 am

    I agree strongly with “Former” athlete on assesment. I really do not see this team looking even remotely comparable to last year. Phase one of the adjustment is done both with the roster and the coaches. So many things learned….updgrade at all positions. Still think there will be some surprise additions that will contribute. The coaching changes will be a key role. As far as the competition…last time Chris Ault left the program it went over the cliff. They lost a lot of guys. Wyoming will be improved, Navy is always a game….overall no cheap ones here unless hitting on all cylinders. I do believe that with the passing game looking much more vertical….the running game being more diverse….the roster have more size and experiene….I still think this team will go over 6 victories and maybe a surprise win. I have a ton of faith in NC building this program—-Go Warriors

  159. wasabi February 13, 2013 5:05 am

    158 – definitely paid spokesperson!

  160. wasabi February 13, 2013 5:17 am

    133- cal poly has always had a football program. John Madden came out of Cal Poly. There was a plane crash and a lor of their players were killed back then. John Madden was hugely affected by that. Surprised you didn’t know that since you fancy yourself an expert on football….Cal Poly was rated 99 in the sagarin ratingfor 2012. Hawaii 161.

  161. wasabi February 13, 2013 5:20 am

    Here’s a link to the Madden/Cal Poly story

  162. PONO February 13, 2013 6:15 am

    Al what does (rattle, rattle) mean?

  163. Hawfan February 13, 2013 6:18 am

    Somebody alert chow that yahoo has our recruit david fangupo on the front page of thier website, highlighting his talent, all kinds of schools are going to come after him, chow needs to call him and keep him oirs hes a beast

  164. Annoddah Dave February 13, 2013 6:21 am

    @#160 wasabi: “John Madden was hugely affected by that”…according to the article you linked, Madden stated that the crash did not contribute to his aversion to flying. He was claustrophobic to begin with and did not like being confined. I think I read it correctly.

  165. Shoko February 13, 2013 6:38 am

    Makes me wonder if Madden drives a car.

    Wonder what happened to that Hawaii internet gambling bill (SB 768) that was proposed this year.

    If I owned and operated a legal online gaming website and was also a booster, would that be a conflict of interest and a possible NCAA violation?

    Just wondering out loud.

  166. Shoko February 13, 2013 6:45 am

    So, all mens sports are now called Warriors. Does that mean they need to learn the Haka?

  167. 3-Prong February 13, 2013 7:00 am

    Let’s Go Bows! Let’s Go Bows!….I vote for Rainbow Warriors for men’s programs and Rainbow Wahine for women’s programs. Mr. Jay, are you listening?

  168. gobows February 13, 2013 7:17 am


    not necessary for all teams to learn the haka, but they better know how to SHAKA!

  169. gobows February 13, 2013 7:18 am


    i think Cal Poly played the UH several years ago.

  170. Kevin February 13, 2013 7:23 am

    AD put his foot down.

    FINALLY the GREEN AND WHITE gets the stage it deserves.

    FINALLY it makes sense.

    WARRIORS for all the kane.

    RAINBOW WAHINE retained for na wahine.

    People can go vote all they like, nice to see some leadership put their foot down on this non-sense that shouldnt have been an issue to begin with.

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