Freshman invasion; Mouse?

Several freshman football players yesterday attended orientation meetings and underwent physical examinations, giving them a head start in being cleared to participate in the official offseason conditioning program.

Among the newcomers are center Kody Afusia, kicker Tyler Hadden, defensive back John Hardy-Tuliau, wide receiver Bubba Poueu-Luna, slotback Allen Sampson, linebacker T.J. Taimatuia, defensive end Beau Yap and quarterback Kevin Spain.

They also are enrolled in a mid-summer-session classes. As part of the early enrollment, they are required to attend two hours of study hall each day.

Linebacker Siaki Cravens will arrive in town next month to attend Summer Sesssion II.

Also, defensive end Veni Manu, who signed in February 2009, apparently has earned enough college credits to play for the Warriors this season. He attended orientation sessions.

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UH is expected to name new assistant coach tomorrow.

Mouse Davis arrives in town tomorrow for an interview. I’m pretty sure the guy who invented the offense that UH runs would be the front-runner, no?

“I’m always excited about the potential of it,” Davis said of the job. He said he was packing for the trip.

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I’ve been sleeping. Here are some pics from yesterday’s 7-on-7 workouts:

Here’s Allen Sampson:


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And John Hardy-Tuliau:


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And Spencer Smith filling in at cornerback:


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Jeramy Bryant, Spencer Smith and Kamalani Alo’s fingers.


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Walk-on wideout Chris Pemberton makes a leaping catch in the end zone:


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Slotback Kealoha Pilares makes a TD catch:


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Former UH wideout Ian Sample will visit for a week-long vacation before heading to Japan. He plays for IBM in a professional football league.

Former Warrior defensive ends Kevin Jackson and Karl Noa also play in that league.

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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO MIDORI7. I would have posted this earlier, but she’s the one who reminds me of birthdays. Congrats to a wonderful person and great neighbor.

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JM2375 suggests this dog as our blog’s mascot. Like Koakane, the dog is smart, sociable and, for the most part, is house-broken. Shall we vote or do we need other entries?


  1. Ronnie June 22, 2010 7:59 am

    I wish I was there to see all of the summer workouts. At least I can read what other Tsaikos see and report!

  2. RedZone June 22, 2010 8:04 am


  3. djmitcho June 22, 2010 8:04 am 5. Hope everyone has a Tsaiko kind of day

  4. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 8:05 am

    Next 7-on-7 workouts are at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

  5. SteveM June 22, 2010 8:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Mouse in the house? Sounds good to me!

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 8:10 am


  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 8:13 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Welcome and best wishes to all the incoming freshmen! Good luck to you all!

  8. chopsueyboy June 22, 2010 8:14 am

    top ten

  9. jm2375 June 22, 2010 8:14 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Nice to see all those kids getting a head start on their conditioning and academics.

    Off-topic – I nominate my puppy for Tsaiko mascot. He’s friendly, loves food, goes after what he wants and is kinda psycho.

  10. chopsueyboy June 22, 2010 8:16 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    new post, new good morning?

  11. RedZone June 22, 2010 8:21 am

    Is the mouse in the house?

  12. Kazz June 22, 2010 8:26 am


    In 2007 the reality of “extra” funding for UH’s non-revenue sports programs was evident. As the 2007 UH Football team was able to afford WAC Championship/Sugar Bowl rings, the 2007 WAC champion and Super Regional team had no money for anything for the players to acknowledge their achievements. However, as a result of the “aloha” of many fans, that team was able to have something to keep for themselves to remember their experience by.

    In the year 2010, that very same program took UH softball to new heights and gave us many memories. It is time for fans to respond again, if they are able to.

    This is a drive to raise funds for the 2010 Wahine Softball team’s bracelets acknowledging their Women’s College World Series appearance.

    The total cost will be $2645.83, that comes to 115.03 per bracelet which falls well within the NCAA regulated “gift” amount to each player set at a maximum of $300.00 per student athlete.

    The timeline goal needed to raise the total amount is set for mid-August 2010.

    Please make all checks or money orders out to:

    “UH FOUNDATION” it is important that you write in the memo part of the check “Wahine Softball Bracelets” by doing so the money can only be spent for the purchase of the bracelets. All funds donated will be tax deductible and you will will receive that in the mail from the Foundation.

    Please mail all checks to:
    Na Wahine Bracelet Fund
    3633 Puuku Mauka Dr.
    Honolulu HI 96818


    In working directly with UH administrators and the UH foundation, this year’s process will be smoother and the team will be able to receive their bracelets in a timely fashion.

    If you have any questions please ask or email Pomai at pomai (at)


    The first line is already opened to “Women’s Softball”, just enter the dollar amount you wish.

    ***IMPORTANT*** Further down, you will see a “special instructions” box. Please type: 2010 WAHINE SOFTBALL BRACELETS.

    There is NO “appeal code”. Leave that little box blank.

    The next page will be where you enter your debit or credit card information. The website is automatically set so that this is a ONE time donation. You would have to manually click on the “monthly” option for this to be re-occuring.


    The reason for this is because UH foundation will NOT release the names or the amounts of what goes into that account via online for security purposes and without knowing what the running total is, it will be difficult to see if we are over or under our goal.


  13. Kekoa (iPhone) June 22, 2010 8:27 am

    G’morning Tsaiko Villagers!

    Ralph ~ I clarified the fact that you are the only person I am NOT related to on yesterday’s blog.

    Pride ~ I posted a little more info on the Apuna brothers to shed some light on Ben & Gary. Last I heard Wayne owns a fitness center to train aspiring NFL candidates.

  14. haka June 22, 2010 8:32 am

    Welcome to the new Warriors!

  15. (Jesse) James June 22, 2010 8:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all is well…

    Welcome to the new Warriors….train hard…play harder…

    woo hoo…top 20?? 25??? hard to tell…no more numbers…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 8:38 am

    (Jesse) J –

    According to the post count up at the top, you are number 15! Congratulations!

  17. GRM June 22, 2010 8:42 am

    ST, Great article by Brother Mike on the late CJ.

  18. Pomai June 22, 2010 8:53 am

    Kekoa (iPhone) Says:
    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 am
    G’morning Tsaiko Villagers!

    Ralph ~ I clarified the fact that you are the only person I am NOT related to on yesterday’s blog.

    Wow dis mean I’m in da will unko Kekoa?

  19. al June 22, 2010 8:58 am

    ummmm….isn’t “unko” another languages descriptive of extruded matter?

  20. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 9:01 am

    Wow.. very good news about Veni Manu… good news about the incoming newcomers too.. and Mouse Davis… all good…

    as in Good MORNING all!

  21. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 9:01 am

    Mouse arrives in town tomorrow .

  22. al June 22, 2010 9:03 am

    all right, i hate to be the one to point this out but…
    where are all the local recruits of 2010?
    only one, beau yap is in “session”.

    where’s the other twelve?
    okay, so we know that at least one of them did not make it through…but where’s the rest?

  23. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2010 9:04 am

    If more money is raised that is needed for purchasing the bracelets, will the overage go into the Wahine softball fund, the Tsaiko Fund for future purchases, or the general for for UH athletics?
    As for the donation deadline of mid-August, how long will it take to create the bracelets and will there be a special ceremony sometime in the fall – at a football game or a volleyball match? I heard someone way that they’d be presented at a T-Party or T-Gate, but the public would not be coming to them and it’s important that the public acknowledge the victory as well.

    In any case, our check was dropped in the mail last Friday so it should be in Pomai’s hands by now.

    DPK: please call me as I have some information for you.

  24. al June 22, 2010 9:07 am

    how many student managers do we have now? and how many may we have?
    hard to keep track.
    ashley lelie
    nate ilaoa (???)
    jason rivers

    grad asst’s…inoke funaki, ryan biesemeyer

  25. al June 22, 2010 9:08 am

    i wonder how long mouse will stick around?
    i actually believe he would be a great mentor for our young oc.

  26. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Hawaii Warriors Buzz, Stephen Tsai. Stephen Tsai said: New WB post: […]

  27. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 9:18 am

    Adam Leonard is a student manager.

  28. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 9:19 am

    So, spoke with Scott Morifuji yesterday, and he said plans are in the works to:
    • Bring the numbering system back to the blog.
    • Set up a blog-listing page on the Star-Advertiser site.

  29. will-i-am June 22, 2010 9:21 am

    Mouse seams like a good pick. It would be good if he ran our offense and Mack ran the D.

  30. BleedGreen808 June 22, 2010 9:21 am

    Good morning to all!

    Welcome to the new warriors!

    Good luck to the new offensive coach!

    Just in case anyone wants to see a replay of the sugar bowl, here’s the link

  31. J-Dog June 22, 2010 9:29 am

    Nice update. Good to hear that Manu made it to Manoa. Slowly but surely, Coach Mack is filling out the roster with his recruits. We might take some rubs again this season, but it should be a turning point toward his goals of contending for WAC title each year and getting bowl-eligible each year as well.

    I’m excited about Allen Sampson. He could fill the Jovonte Taylor kick returner role I think.

  32. jm2375 June 22, 2010 9:30 am

    OMG ST! I was just joking about the puppy.

  33. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 9:35 am

    Know the two-inch rule?
    Sampson is actually taller than i thought. I’ll post his picture when I get to the office.

  34. haka June 22, 2010 9:38 am

    Wouldn’t it be great if he was faster too!

  35. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2010 9:39 am

    How funny with the puppy! Is jm2375 willing to wear sunglasses and walk around with a white stick so Our Mascot can attend all the games & matches?

    Remember the mustangs at last year’s Sherton Hawaii Bowl? Will USC bring theirs as well – I remember seeing their Trojan Warrior on the white horse in person during the cross-town matchup with UCLA and was definitely impressed.

    Once again, the blog section on the front page is empty. Finding this one is easy, but the other ones have flown out the window and are traveling somewhere past Saturn right now.

  36. (Jesse) James June 22, 2010 9:46 am

    I vote YES!!!!

  37. (Jesse) James June 22, 2010 9:46 am

    Shoots…I forgot about Midori’s B-day as well…dang….

    Happy Belated B-Day little lady!!!!

  38. al June 22, 2010 9:56 am

    okay…late entry.
    i have a chocolate lab aptly named “na koa”.

  39. al June 22, 2010 9:57 am

    happy birthday midori7!

    make sure that mom and dad take you out to sansei or ruth chris’.

  40. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 9:58 am

    Good morning!

    I vote no. That dog does not look like a Warrior.

    Happy Birthday Midori!

  41. jm2375 June 22, 2010 10:05 am

    Happy Birthday Midori!!

    Homey nominates his poodles.

  42. Ralph June 22, 2010 10:06 am

    there isn’t a blog content on the SA.

  43. Ralph June 22, 2010 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday Midori!

  44. al June 22, 2010 10:08 am

    allen sampson…you mean he actually is 5’8″?

    haka…how much faster than 4.38 do you want him?
    okay i agree…4.27 would be nice.

    sampson is a guy i’d like to see on the field with the ball this year.

  45. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 10:09 am

    Nah, my poodles know what they can do and are in a position of power so they don’t want to be exploited. However, they do need a chew toy…hmmm…

  46. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 10:10 am

    Ralph – there is a blog content. It’s just empty.

  47. chopsueyboy June 22, 2010 10:11 am

    Happy Birthday Midori7!

    I vote for Ruth Chris in Waikiki
    seared ahi, french onion soup, shoestring fries, bone-in rib eye, creme brulee.

    What time should we Tsai-kos be there for dinner?

  48. rage777 June 22, 2010 10:12 am


    Ask Scott if he can bring back the links at the top of the page for the previous blog entry and the next blog entry.


  49. Pride. June 22, 2010 10:17 am

    So do we need another coach looking over the OC’s shoulder? When will the head coach put trust in his coaches and let them coach? Is he not sure if the OC can actually do the job, so he brings in a mentor? Where will be the mentor’s recruiting area, Oregon? Is Oregon a hotbed for division one prospects? What happened to the young energetic wide receiver coach who can recruit in the L.A. city area? The one with tons of contacts in the city, who knows the coaches, and all the ex. players form the inner city high schools, near Rainbow Cliff’s backyard.

    Nothing against the mentor, I love the guy? But I think that we need coaches who’s better days are ahead of them, not behind. If the mentor is actually hired, that will put the average age of our coaches at 51.1. Is that the what we need right now? Is that a coaching staff full of piss and vinegar, hungry for success, desperate to make their mark, full of stamina and endurance to last for days on end on the road?

    Sorry, just thinking aloud.

  50. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 10:20 am

    What’s wrong with being 51.1 years of age as a coach? ok, ok, Phil Jackson is not 51.1 years old nor does he coach football. Carry on.

  51. Slugger June 22, 2010 10:22 am

    Happy birthday, Midori7!!!

    Good morning, gangeez!

  52. Ralph June 22, 2010 10:24 am

    Pride it all starts with the HC. Who is in charge? by committee, or game day or on the fly during the game. Cal as DC but he wasn’t calling the defensive signals the past few seasons. Will Aranda make the calls or does he look over his shoulder on each play and wonder, okay, is it a go, or you want to call something else.

  53. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 10:27 am

    Whoa.. Pride…

    For a moment, I thought I was reading a “guava” post, there.

  54. Kazz June 22, 2010 10:29 am

    Q’s about $$$ for Wahine bracelets.

    -Any extra $$$$ will REMAIN with the softball program’s Koa Anuenue account under the UH Fourndation “umbrella”.

    -In speaking with Pomai, we seem to be on track to meet the deadline.

    -The actual making of the bracelets, according to Pomai isn’t a concern and will be done in a timely fashion.

  55. A-House June 22, 2010 10:31 am

    al has an excellent point – where are the other 11 “local” players who signed with UH? – are they of the opinion that they do not have to do anything until fall camp starts? – “that’s too late, my friend”.

    reminds me of a track & field runner who didn’t train for the 100 meter dash until the day of the race – how studip!!!

    like hitting the weight room the day before camp starts – any athlete who has this attitude will not make it – I don’t car how talented he/she is.

  56. Kazz June 22, 2010 10:32 am


    I emailed you what is now “70%” of my “dissertation”.

  57. A-House June 22, 2010 10:32 am

    Congratulations to Amber Kaufman who was selected to represent the USA in the North/South America track & field games.

  58. koakane iPhone June 22, 2010 10:34 am

    morning to all and may your day be a good one

    I tend to agree with pride, look for the youngings with experience, fire and desire (arranda types). Let them loose to get the players psyched up to rumble.

  59. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 10:34 am

    A-House.. Al,

    If you were told to gray shirt can you afford to come for summer session? Would the combined credits hurt your gray shirt status?

  60. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 10:36 am

    When I was in High School I didn’t even train for the 100 yard dash…yeah yeah, back then we measured in yards. Anyway I whooped all of those 2nd graders!

  61. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 10:36 am

    maybe Mouse will be a mentor to Lelie, Nate, and Jason more than Rolo?

  62. al June 22, 2010 10:41 am

    homey…and you were bigger than them.

  63. Slugger June 22, 2010 10:42 am

    The freshmen who are here will be completing their physicals today after going through the orientation yesterday. So, on Wednesday morning they’ll be able to get on the field with the other players in the unsupervised practice. It might be a good one to attend. Although, we’ll probably see more as the summer progresses, since tomorrow will be their first practice with the others.

    If the Mouse can help us win, all the better. Just hope it all works out within the coaching staff.

  64. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 10:48 am


    Not taller, eh? Just “bigger”?

  65. d1島 June 22, 2010 10:50 am

    Hmmm..what to do for Lunchauwah today? 🙄

  66. d1島 June 22, 2010 10:52 am

    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to midori7!

  67. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 10:55 am

    al – not by much.

  68. d1島 June 22, 2010 10:59 am

    How big a thing is the professional football league in Japan?

  69. Pomai June 22, 2010 11:17 am

    al Says:
    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 am
    ummmm….isn’t “unko” another languages descriptive of extruded matter?

    Dat’s true al if I was speak’in another language which I ain’t so da use of unko is quite alright if you speak’in good English like I is.

  70. BigIslandkurt June 22, 2010 11:18 am

    I would think that most of the incoming class would love to be out there working with the team. But I”m also questioning where are the local recruits? ST — do they need to be enrolled in summer school to be out there with the team? I don’t fault any freshman for not wanting to be in Summer school to start off their career. Summer school is more intense and not doing well in these classes would mean a junk gpa to start off their college careers. These boys here for the summer should be reminded of this. Also remember, most of these kids are probably paying their own tuition for the summer. At $260 (or so) per credit, I don’t blame them for not being here. That rate usually applies to all, whether in-state or out of state.


  71. Pomai June 22, 2010 11:24 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc Says:
    June 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 am
    If more money is raised that is needed for purchasing the bracelets, will the overage go into the Wahine softball fund, the Tsaiko Fund for future purchases, or the general for for UH athletics?

    Doc all donations marked with “wahine softball bracelet fund” will be restrictive funds which means they can not be spent on anything other than the bracelets. The balance of the funds will be kept for future purchase’s of awards for the softball team.

  72. BigIslandkurt June 22, 2010 11:29 am

    I stand corrected,
    $282 per credit during the summer. That means, taking ONE class could cost a family damn near $1,000. Two classes? You get the picture.


  73. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 11:43 am

    If you are a gray shirt, you’re not allowed to practice with the team, are you?

  74. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2010 11:46 am

    Thanks for the information; however, note that it does differ from Kazz’s post at 10:29 am in which he states:

    – Any extra $$$$ will REMAIN with the softball program’s Koa Anuenue account under the UH Fourndation “umbrella”.

  75. tom mui June 22, 2010 11:47 am

    PRIDE: Hey, watch it, I just made 77 in April!

    I was reading the comics and saw these two old guys sitting on the bench looking around for “groupies” and were disappointed that they did not see any – ” WHere are the groupies? I always thought young girls like older men.”

    When I showed it to my wife, she said “older, not old!”


  76. Colomaohana June 22, 2010 11:51 am

    Happy Belated Birthday, Midori! Celebration is when??? hehehe..

    chopsueyboy: Ooo! Did you just say Ruths Chris? Mmmm…M!

  77. Shoko June 22, 2010 11:58 am

    I remember that story that was printed in the Hawaii paper describing Mouse Davis and Nevada’s Chris Ault facing-off on the field.

    “I don’t know how it started, he was just being a cantankerous little pip-squeak (Ault). I probably was, too. Maybe there was some shoving, but no punches thrown,” Davis said yesterday, between chortles in a phone interview from his home in Lake Oswego, Ore. “We got right up to the point where we were really ready to get it on. Then my defensive coordinator, Lynn Hewitt, he got between us. He could whip both of us at the same time, so I guess he won the fight. Afterward, Chris said, ‘I hope you’re gonna fire that guy (Hewitt).’ I said, ‘Hell no, I’m gonna give him a raise.”

    Face-off between Mouse and Ault this season? I would pay to see that. 🙂

  78. Pride. June 22, 2010 12:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Midori?

  79. Pride. June 22, 2010 12:04 pm

    Hey MIH, who’s guava?

  80. Shoko June 22, 2010 12:04 pm

    “How big a thing is the professional football league in Japan?”

    If refering to the Japan X-league, if not mistaken, pretty popular from what I heard. Nothing like baseball tho.

  81. kama krab June 22, 2010 12:10 pm

    Ho did somebody say Ruth Chris

    I’m there

    Oh Happy Birthday Midori

    And Good Afternoon Everyone

  82. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 12:29 pm


    Guava… comes on and posts during the season… Doesn’t post much off season… prettyu spot on in his observations and doesn’t pull punches. … I haven’t seen any of his posts for a spell. … then again.. could be someone’s alter ego.. you never know on a blog… eh?

  83. Kevin Mortensen June 22, 2010 12:34 pm

    i have an entry fro your blog mascot…just wish i knew how to post it here…somebody help ME!!!! I HAVE A GREAT MASCOT!!!

  84. Kazz June 22, 2010 12:36 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc Says:

    June 22nd, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Thanks for the information; however, note that it does differ from Kazz’s post at 10:29 am in which he states:

    – Any extra $$$$ will REMAIN with the softball program’s Koa Anuenue account under the UH Fourndation “umbrella”.

    Pomai just clarified that the extra money will go towards a specific use (bracelets), but it does sit in that same softball account.

  85. al June 22, 2010 12:36 pm

    guava left the building when june jones left the house.

  86. Kazz June 22, 2010 12:39 pm

    Sunday June 27, 2010
    UH Wahine Softball Autograph Signing
    Rainbowtique Ward Centre

  87. al June 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    hasn’t the na koa been responsible for financing the summer session tuition costs?

    it is a great cause because it accomplishes two things;

    one, the student/athlete can take summer courses to further along their degress process.

    two, by doing such they can also take a lesser load in-season so that the work load is less then.

    three, it keeps the athlete here during summer to participate in “voluntary unsupervised workouts.”

  88. al June 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    i believe grayshirts who are properly enrolled may particpate in “voluntary unsupervised workouts.”

  89. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 22, 2010 12:50 pm


    Do you know the names of the other candidates besides Mouse?

  90. Old Diver June 22, 2010 12:53 pm


    “So do we need another coach looking over the OC’s shoulder?”

    If Mouse Davis is chosen I don’t believe he will be looking over anyone’s shoulder. Rolo is young, having Mouse around gives him another experienced brain he can pick. When a coach gets to the point that he knows it all and won’t seek differing opinions he’s finished.

  91. duffer (iPhone) June 22, 2010 1:00 pm


    you got the paper?

  92. midnight June 22, 2010 1:02 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Midori! From Midnight and Barbara

  93. NorthShoreFan June 22, 2010 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Midori7…hope you had a great B-day…

    Congratulations to Amber on being selected to the A-Team!…Go Wahine!

    Blog Masot for Warrior Beat?….looks like a good one….intelligent…good looking….energetic…yeah…can be one Blog Dog….

  94. SteveM June 22, 2010 1:18 pm

    HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY MIDORI7 !!!

  95. SteveM June 22, 2010 1:24 pm

    JM2375 suggests this dog as our blog’s mascot. Like Koakane, the dog is smart, sociable and, for the most part, is house-broken. Shall we vote or do we need other entries?

    Nice puppy…even homey’s… but I nominate pride.’s polar bear. 🙂

  96. al June 22, 2010 1:31 pm

    duffer…oh yeah i did. thank you very much.
    brain still humming…or is it the pocketbook?

  97. bb June 22, 2010 1:40 pm



  98. Hawaiianbod June 22, 2010 1:44 pm

    happy birthday Midori! 🙂

    wow! a birthday…and the Lakers winning back-to-back NBA titles. WOO HOO!!!

  99. midori7 June 22, 2010 1:44 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos,

    Thank you ST for the kind words!

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

  100. homey ︻╦╤─ June 22, 2010 1:49 pm

    FTW? Free The Wookies?

  101. Rasu Begasu June 22, 2010 1:50 pm

    Happy Birthday To MIDORI 7!!!

    Koakane house broken?
    Not sure about that, the house keeper at the timeshare
    still finding aromatic “spots” on the carpet.

  102. protector June 22, 2010 1:53 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to Midori7!

    Pride – Agree with you 100%. I also, like others, would like to see another energetic, young
    mastermind. I’m very happy with Rolo & Coach Aranda as Coordinators & hope Coach Mack will continue to make constructive changes like that, when necessary.

    ST – Like Al, I’m also worried about the other No-Shows. Will they at least be making their appearance at Fall Camp? Or do we take it that they are academic casualties who may not arrive until 2011?

  103. (Jesse) James June 22, 2010 2:06 pm

    MIH…I actually want them to bring back the “Marshmallow Man” MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  104. jm2375 June 22, 2010 2:08 pm

    We should just keep Gramps as the blog mascot. 😀

  105. Buffoman June 22, 2010 2:13 pm

    Just my two cents but if they hired Mouse to be the OC didn’t they “retire” Ron Lee too early?

    Age and wisdom going here folks.

    Mouse the OC.
    Rolo the QG coach
    Ron Lee the wide receiver coach mentoring Ashley Lelie

    get where I’m going…

    When Mouse JJ and Ron were up there, and Ron did the wide outs, we wer kicking you know what.

    Just a wild second guess here.

    BTW, age has nothing to do with knowledge of the game, whatever it may be. That old geezer up at Indy has Peyton Manning doing unbelievable things. Should he step aside because he’s not a young up and comer? Peyton didn’t think so.

  106. bb June 22, 2010 2:15 pm



  107. Kazz June 22, 2010 2:23 pm

    A blog mascot?

    Maybe there is something we can make a sacrifice to?

    Perhaps some kind of monster?

    Something with the body of a walrus with the (long pause) head of a lion or something with the body of a porcupine with the head of a monkey with antlers or something with (long pause) the body of an egret with the head of a (longer pause) meercat with the tentacles of an octopus…

  108. Buffoman June 22, 2010 2:32 pm

    Sorry hit the wrong key. “QB”.

    Still remember that Hawaii Bowl game when Rivers just torched the DBs from ASU. Remember seeing the first DB mouthing something in Rivers direction. At the end of the half they hadn’t really thrown to Rivers and the DB was mouthing again going off the field. I remember turning to my friend saying, I think Rivers is pis_ ed. He’s going to light that guy up come second half.

    Dam_ if he didn’t just go crazy. I believe Ron was the wide out coach at the time and he must have seen something and made adjustments with JJ.

  109. koakane iPhone June 22, 2010 2:34 pm

    spots at time share also belong to either Mandalayhu or the pwn brothers. had another but no can say.

    heard also the race homey had with the second graders was not even close he got half telephone lead or else he was
    n’t going play

  110. ballpicker June 22, 2010 2:40 pm

    Just got some sound on the computer I am using and bumped into the L and L show with JD.

    And I just got the feeling that UH is very fortunate to have him as the AD. He is calm, articulate and loves Hawaii sports. Puts his heart into the work at hand and does it with a great fashion.

    Imagine HF sitting there and attempting to answer those two. phhew…

    It also occurred to me that why did the university pass on JD in the first place when he was the assistant AD and had applied for the top position. Shouldve been a slam dunk but maybe Hawaii politics got in the way.

    Just based on that decision placed the university several years back. We’re still paying for that decision.

    Thank goodness he is are athletic director. Go Warriors and just win baby just win.

    Just a thought. (JAT)

  111. koakane™ June 22, 2010 2:46 pm

    auhhhhhhhhhh jm# I not tease you about them lousy hoyas 😆

  112. diehard fan June 22, 2010 2:51 pm

    I think the new coach should be someone younger, even though I’m old.
    What does Mouse know about receiving techniques and did he do a good job the last time he was a coach with June and at Portland State with Glanville ?

  113. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 2:58 pm

    diehard… I think Portland led the nation in passing yards in their division while Mouse was coaching… although that didn’t necessarily translate to wins.

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 3:01 pm

    Howzit ballpicker!

    We have Koakane. Do we need two mascots? 😆 (j/k KK!)

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 3:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Midori7!

  116. koakane™ June 22, 2010 3:16 pm

    dpk beginning to no like you

  117. Scott Morifuji June 22, 2010 3:23 pm

    All: Please take a look and you’ll see the comments now have numbers on them. Let me know if you see any bugs!


  118. ballpicker June 22, 2010 3:24 pm

    Hey DPK.

    One GOOOD MASCOT is all we need. What u think/?

  119. (Jesse) James June 22, 2010 3:28 pm

    Thanks Scott…makes things easier to read…

    A suggestion was also made this morning to have links to the previous days blog on the top of the page like the old site had….

    Thanks again.

  120. wafan June 22, 2010 3:32 pm


  121. wafan June 22, 2010 3:32 pm

    Thanks Scott.

    And, hi!

  122. ballpicker June 22, 2010 3:33 pm

    But maybe we need a starting team. I believe there are many on this blog that can be “starters”. Mascots i meant. Way to go everyone. Cant wait for the opener. I either got to work or i gotta quit thats how serious the season opener is going to be for the future of Hawaii Warrior football. JAT

  123. kama krab June 22, 2010 3:35 pm


    Mahalo Scott

  124. wafan June 22, 2010 3:35 pm

    Happy belated birthday Midori!!!

    21! Whoo-hoo!!!

  125. Dennis Halloran June 22, 2010 3:36 pm

    Hate to see Chad Owens self destructing

  126. TYaiea June 22, 2010 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday, Midori……

  127. TYaiea June 22, 2010 3:40 pm

    Mahalo Scott….NUMB3RS…….

  128. duffer June 22, 2010 3:41 pm

    Maybe, just maybe, jm2375 should rename her dog Koakane and that’ll kill two birds with one stone. Then I’d vote for the mascot. 🙂

  129. Hawaiianbod June 22, 2010 3:44 pm

    ST – da sports GRanimals have tried calling u for an interview.

  130. Hawaiianbod June 22, 2010 3:46 pm

    numbers – YEAH!11

    thanks scott!

  131. bb June 22, 2010 3:47 pm

    So why did CO leave the team?

  132. NCAA June 22, 2010 3:53 pm

    Mr. DPK has a human torso and a walrus bottom. He is a Merman.

  133. koakane™ June 22, 2010 3:55 pm

    numbas winna winna chicken dinna……maaaaaaaaaaaahalo scott

  134. jojo ® June 22, 2010 3:55 pm

    whoa numbers!

  135. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 3:56 pm

    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    But maybe we need a starting team. I believe there are many on this blog that can be “starters”. Mascots i meant. Way to go everyone. Cant wait for the opener. I either got to work or i gotta quit thats how serious the season opener is going to be for the future of Hawaii Warrior football. JAT

  136. koakane™ June 22, 2010 3:56 pm

    duffer and dpk in same category

  137. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 3:57 pm


    hit the submit button before adding my 2 cents..

    Ballpicker.. I was gonna say that… Warrior Mascots chewing with their mouths full and holding Chopsticks or forks don’t quite provoke the proper imagery..

  138. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 3:59 pm

    What’s happened to Chad Owens?

  139. Pride. June 22, 2010 3:59 pm

    Old Diver:

    June 22nd, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    “So do we need another coach looking over the OC’s shoulder?”

    If Mouse Davis is chosen I don’t believe he will be looking over anyone’s shoulder. Rolo is young, having Mouse around gives him another experienced brain he can pick. When a coach gets to the point that he knows it all and won’t seek differing opinions he’s finished.

    I have been a Mouse fan from the very beginning. I studied Mouse’s offense from back in the late seventies. I worked with Mouse in clinics in the late eighties. I do have a lot of respect for Mouse.

    I am not saying that hiring Mouse would be a bad hire. What I am saying is that do we have the right amount of balance on our coaching staff. I don’t no what the answer is. It could be yes, it could be no. Everbody has an opinion about what the staff should look like. I’m just bringing in an opinion for us to take a look at, because it appears that most Tsai-kos are leaning to the side of Mouse being a positive hire. I like to stir the pot a little just to get us Tsaikos to share our views and opinions. Sometimes when I state opinions, they are just a points of view that a person can have. They are not necessarily mine. I just like to examine all sides of issues. I can argue quite convincingly why Mouse would be a good hire and at the same time i can argue why I think Mouse would not be a good hire.

    Now, playing devil’s advocate again. When we look at the staff, we can look at the it from the perspective of field responsibilities. From that standpoint, we need to also turn it around and look at the staff from the perspective of recruiting responsibilities. There needs to be some degree of balance on the staff between recruiting, teaching, coaching, and game management. Do we have the right balance on our staff to maximize all areas of responsibilities?

    From a recruiting perspective, is there balance on the staff from a geographical standdpoint? Who can recruit locally? Who can recruit in Northern California? Who can recruit in San Diego? Who can recruit in the city, in L.A.? Who has the contacts in the JC market? Who can effectively recruit in Samoa, or in Carson, Long Beach, or Oceanside?

    What I’m really getting at though is do we have someone that can effectively recruit in rainbow Cliff’s backyard? This might have been a great opportunity to bring in someone who would be an asset in that area?

  140. cocobean June 22, 2010 4:00 pm

    Mack should hire someone who can recruit. Kyle Whittingham said the one trait he looked for in all his coaches was the ability to recruit.

  141. Pride. June 22, 2010 4:04 pm

    Scott Morifuji:

    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    All: Please take a look and you’ll see the comments now have numbers on them. Let me know if you see any bugs!


    Great job Scott. The numbers, the blue date & time, the margins, plus the bold names, are much more pleasing to the eye.
    Thank you.

  142. Bulla June 22, 2010 4:07 pm

    so is it a vote between the dog and koakane? i’d have to lean towards koakane because of the fact that it’s easier to almost see him eye to eye, when he is standing up.

  143. ballpicker June 22, 2010 4:13 pm

    Too funny mih and graphic… but I dont have evidence of such so I will keep to myself. But Im laughing out loud or at least smiling out loud.

    Go Warriors and Wahines….jat

  144. bb June 22, 2010 4:17 pm



  145. koakane™ June 22, 2010 4:17 pm

    plus you can say my bite is none existent cause instead of eating I lapping liquids.

  146. LizKauai (Aspire) New Delhi June 22, 2010 4:18 pm

    I love Kai (?) but homey’s poodles and Koakane are tempting…


  147. A-House June 22, 2010 4:18 pm

    Like so many others, THANK YOU Scotty for the #####s!!!

  148. Loa June 22, 2010 4:19 pm

    afternoon gang!

    whoa looking good Scott

    happy belated birthday midori7

  149. A-House June 22, 2010 4:20 pm


    some say Pres Dobelle wanted the Fumbler because of his “connections to Olympics and Herman’s statement that he can bring in $$$ and players”. Ha! No $$$ and no recruits!!!

  150. LizKauai (Aspire) New Delhi June 22, 2010 4:20 pm

    Numbers! 😆

    Hauoli Lahanau, Midori7!!!


  151. Ralph June 22, 2010 4:23 pm

    Pride no worries, June got it covered, he has Eliminian on staff and he has a watchful eye in Rainbow Cliffs backyard, and I’m sure he’ll drop a hint or two on recruits who won’t go east but might consider Hawaii. Once a warrior, always a Warrior, so Abe, don’t forget your roots, if you can’t convince the SoCal boys to hele on to Dallas, we got room in Manoa.

  152. ballpicker June 22, 2010 4:26 pm

    A-House, politics at its worst I would suggest bout the hiring. And history is are evidence or that.

    But we move forward. jat

  153. Pride. June 22, 2010 4:43 pm


    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Pride no worries, June got it covered, he has Eliminian on staff and he has a watchful eye in Rainbow Cliffs backyard, and I’m sure he’ll drop a hint or two on recruits who won’t go east but might consider Hawaii. Once a warrior, always a Warrior, so Abe, don’t forget your roots, if you can’t convince the SoCal boys to hele on to Dallas, we got room in Manoa.

    Thanks Ralph. Now I’m not worried because we have an almost, semi-presence in Rainbow Cliff’s backyard.

  154. Puhi June 22, 2010 4:45 pm

    Ian Sample is a traitor.

    Nuff said.

  155. wafan June 22, 2010 4:46 pm

    One more day . . . a halfday to be exact!

    Then the long process of checking out from campus. Ugh.


  156. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 4:47 pm

    Which one can learn more tricks?

    Koakane or the pup?

    You know what they say about old dogs, eh?

  157. roysan16 June 22, 2010 4:50 pm

    solomon still with montreal of cfl

    final rosters are 6/24?

    looking at the transactions the only player with hawaii ties being cut so far was cj hawthorne

  158. koakane™ June 22, 2010 4:52 pm

    mih let see the new pup train the old dogs (jj/homey) to prep the cabana’s

  159. wafan June 22, 2010 4:55 pm

    I do not mind the dog licking my hand or face. But, gosh, KK licking my hand or face really grosses and creeps me out.

    Great. Now I am going to have nightmares.


    Okay, nytal for real this time.

  160. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 4:56 pm

    You and ballpicker actually know each other believe it or not. Wait til I bring him to a get together. You guys gonna have some serious green bottles together. (or bud light)

  161. koakane™ June 22, 2010 4:59 pm

    wafan licking is better than doing numba one on leg bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  162. chopsueyboy June 22, 2010 4:59 pm

    kama krab

    Keep the ovens hot at Ruth Chris Waikiki
    my birthday is tomorrow but I need to wait till middle of July to celebrate when our son come home for vacation from Seattle.

  163. Matt June 22, 2010 5:00 pm

    Awesome, numbers are back. Much easier to read. It breaks up the posts better. Mahalo Scott.

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 5:01 pm


    We’ll see you at the USC tail-gate. Wait til you see who Koakane actually is! You guys are gonna have a blast!

  165. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 5:01 pm

    Numbers! Yayyyyyyyyy!

  166. d1島 June 22, 2010 5:04 pm


    You Numbah! (didn’t want to limit you there)

  167. d1島 June 22, 2010 5:05 pm

    …, you wen save me my lucky numbah 167! WooHoo!

  168. whitey June 22, 2010 5:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Midori.

  169. whitey June 22, 2010 5:09 pm

    I love this blog when they say awaiting moderation. I do that all the time when on the dark side.

  170. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 5:11 pm

    Howzit Whitey!

  171. whitey June 22, 2010 5:12 pm

    Scott, thanks for all the updated changes.

  172. whitey June 22, 2010 5:13 pm

    DPK, how’s your summer so far??? It is going to be a scorcher this year and dang if we not averaging one brush fire a week. Another today and all the traffic near the airport is being diverted and it is going to be a mess.

  173. d1島 June 22, 2010 5:15 pm


    Good thing I was there the other week! Whew!

    Drive safe….

  174. whitey June 22, 2010 5:15 pm

    DPK, the kid from KS Maui did pretty good on Sat at the US Amateur Public Links Qualifying as he was tied for 2nd in the 1st round and ended 4th in the finals. This was his first attempt and I think it is better than duffer expected.

  175. whitey June 22, 2010 5:18 pm

    Howzit d1. So far these brush fires have a direct affect on the airlines at Kahului and it creates chaos for them. Maybe should have gone back to Portland for some cool weather.

  176. whitey June 22, 2010 5:22 pm

    Am glad to see the incoming players from the mainland are taking their committment to excellence in a very serious manner.

  177. whitey June 22, 2010 5:23 pm

    At 179, time to take a break.

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2010 5:27 pm


    Thats good news about the KS Maui Kid! The Hawaii girls wen dominate, it looks like.

  179. Dennis halloran June 22, 2010 5:43 pm

    For then latest on Chad Owens,check out the Montreal Al’s website
    It seems he quit on them

  180. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 5:46 pm


    Nice pics.. the guys look pretty fit.

  181. Old Diver June 22, 2010 5:55 pm



    I totally agree, I was coming from the point of view that Mouse would not be looking over Rolo’s shoulders and could be an asset. I think these kinds of discussion are great and are much better than the ” The coaching sucks” comments. Looking forward to more UH football talk.

    Go Warriors

  182. Kazz June 22, 2010 6:05 pm


    YOU DA MAN SCOTT!!!!!!!

  183. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2010 6:24 pm

    Credit goes to Scott’s mom — a lurker — who made sure her son got the numbers back.
    OK, give Scott credit, too.

  184. Annoddah Dave June 22, 2010 6:32 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    I guess it is only fitting that the Tsaiko Blog Dogs have a dog for a mascot as it symbolizes our love, devotion, loyalty, and friendship to those of this blog.

    Mahalo to Scott for the continuous improvement of the blog. Soon we will see the video streaming by the Princess, no doubt. Waiting for the blog to morph into a cyber 3D experience where we don’t need glasses to see Koakane jump out from the computer screen yelling “Go Warriors”!

  185. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 6:37 pm

    Maybe we could make 7 Halaus with male dancers our Mascots.. have them vie for performance time during the home games…. best of the seven at the end of the season (as voted by the fans) gets to perform at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl in front of a National Audience ..

  186. MichiganWarrior June 22, 2010 6:56 pm

    Aloha everyone!
    I almost don’t care who they bring on anymore… as long as they can put it all together into one awesome, complete, and consistent package. Lead the nation (or be in the top5) in the major offensive AND defensive categories; constantly attacking offense with a fierce & effective defense; AND error-free (with zero big plays given up) Special Teams.
    I’d also like to see our per-home-game average jump up to 45k+, and not just put on a good show, but actually win those tough games that every preseason book says we’re supposed to lose.
    One more thing… absolutely pulverize Boise State for jumping ship.

  187. BG June 22, 2010 6:56 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau Midori7!!! Another Gemini!!!

  188. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 7:00 pm

    Michigan Warrior,

    And what would you like for desert?

  189. BG June 22, 2010 7:06 pm


    Please keep the bracelets updates coming. The Foundation may not give you names and amounts, but they should be able to answer “Are we over or under the goal?”. No?

    Might be important to hit the goal as close as possible. From the sound of it, by making the note on the donation “Softball bracelets”, it limits the use only to procuring bracelets. Conceivably, a significant amount of money could sit in the account until the next championship…and what if the team then decides it wants something else other than bracelets? As we get close to the goal, we might want to make the note “Softball bracelets or other softball related use”. Just thinking out loud.

  190. Curt June 22, 2010 7:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Midorii7!

  191. chawan_cut June 22, 2010 7:30 pm

    happy birthday!

  192. Curt June 22, 2010 7:30 pm

    So how are our QBs looking on the 7-on-7s?

  193. chawan_cut June 22, 2010 7:35 pm

    yay for numbers and yay for more football news!

  194. Mrs. A-House June 22, 2010 7:38 pm

    Good Evening Everybody!

    Just wanted to see my name and post in the spiffy 2010 SA mode (is that lame or wot!!). Mahalo to Scott! The format is now perfect!

    Brew 808 –
    I miss your “artwork”. Hopefully you have found your way to this new blog site and we will be hearing from you very soon.

    Homey –
    Too funny, honey. Your self-deprecating humor is heart-warming.

    Koakane –
    Don’t let anybody…human or dog…take your name or make fun of you. Bad enough that KoaMahu picks on you. Just remember that those who don’t like to get hit by sticks shouldn’t throw them…mmm… or something like dat.

    ST –
    Nice pics!!

    Kealoha Pilares’ Mom & Dad –
    Hope you guys are lurking regularly. How are you! If we don’t meet up in NY, in Colorado, for sure. Also,
    Wow! What a great pic above of Kealoha leaping for a reception. Not many guys look spectacular from the front, back, side, upside-down, with shirt, without shirt…whew, eh, somebody, please turn on a fan or open a window please.

    Midori7 –
    You are a wonderful person, and I suspect that your parents are just as wonderful. Just a gentle reminder, I am one of your best friends and I love steak and lobster.

  195. Curt June 22, 2010 7:38 pm


    Last night as I was about to switch channels to watch Nightline, I saw one of your favorite actresses on Oprah…Raquel Welch. Can’t believe how good she looks at 69 years old. Wow…still a bombshell. Never made it to Nightline.

  196. Curt June 22, 2010 7:41 pm

    Mrs A-House,

    You’re very funny…steak and lobster hint hint.

  197. gmahoney June 22, 2010 7:46 pm

    Yay! We got numbers! Thank you!

  198. Mrs. A-House June 22, 2010 7:47 pm

    Curt –

    Hey, it’s nice to hear that we may hook up with you and Mrs. Curt (don’t want to use her real name) in Colorado in September. Really looking forward to that.

  199. Curt June 22, 2010 7:49 pm


  200. Curt June 22, 2010 8:01 pm

    Hi Mrs. A-House,

    Yes. We’re looking forward to seeing the A-House ohana in Colorado. Hopefully, we’ll be 2 and 0 when the game comes up.

  201. chawan_cut June 22, 2010 8:02 pm


  202. lopaka43 June 22, 2010 8:03 pm

    Aloha, Tsaiko Ohana!! And Happy Birthday, Midori7!!

    Count me in for the softball team bracelet drive. Check will be in the mail tomorrow.

    Mrs Lopaka and I are looking forward to the blog party. Let us know if we are supposed to make reservations.

    It is starting to feel a lot like football season is coming. I can feel the anticipation building for my birthday party/football game at Aloha Stadium. I understand that some team from California will be there to help the Warriors give me a great present!!

    All this and a blog with numbers and lurkers and regulars!! I am starting to get comfortable in the new SA clubhouse. Thanks, Scott!!

    Back to the shadows and lurking…Go Bows!! Go Warriors!!

  203. Mrs. A-House June 22, 2010 8:14 pm

    Chawan_cut –

    Colorado! Yessssss!!

  204. jm2375 June 22, 2010 8:21 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!!

    Numbers!!!! YEAH SCOTT!!

    *burp* Just back from belated Father’s Day dinner at Morton’s. Stuffed is an understatement…

    Do I need to keep the puppy away from Homey and his knives? Of course, puppy isn’t black…

  205. Slugger June 22, 2010 9:22 pm


    Thanks for getting the numbers on the posts & bolded names. Definitely helps when reading the blog intermittently.

    Practice tomorrow at 7 am. I couldn’t tell you about the QBs since I was watching them intermittently… 🙂 Talking story with people. Will be interesting to see Kevin Spain throw tomorrow, I hope. Davidson was out there.

    David Graves said his HS alma mater, Folsom, will be playing on ESPN the weekend before the USC game against Grant HS (IIRC). Top CA HS teams.

  206. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2010 9:50 pm

    DPK – be sure to call me as I have some updated information for you.

    Mahalo, Scott, for the numbers and the bold and and the margins. Now if we can only get a main page like we used to have with all the various blogs listed in one location.

    madeinhawaii – checked with Garret re your idea about bringing foreign high school students here for a year to learn English and to play US sports as a potential recruiting tool down the road for UH. It is his opinion that this would violate NCAA rules about early recruiting outside of specific events which are open to all.

    I do remember reading a handout that accompanied our season tickets for basketball, volleyball and baseball about what boosters can and cannot do with respect to high school or middle school students. What blew my mind was that these rules kick in at Grade 9 for all sports except basketball which starts at Grade 7 – six years before the kid goes off to college!!

    Back to work.

  207. Suzanne Edey June 22, 2010 10:20 pm

    hi,The Motif of your blog is very good to me, I hope more exchanges with you this Burden.

  208. chawan_cut June 22, 2010 10:35 pm

    i see that the spam has followed us here.

  209. chawan_cut June 22, 2010 10:42 pm

    how’d homey get a gun next to his name?

  210. madeinhawaii June 22, 2010 10:43 pm

    The chances of a high school graduate having enough proficiency in English to enter UH as a full-time student without having studied abroad for at least one semester, is very remote. From my past experience as a teacher and curriculum designer in Japan (8 years) I would say that most would have to pay their way through a full-time ESL program before getting accepted (I sent thousands from Japan to various ESL programs in the US, UK and Australia). Fortunately, the full-day ESL program isn’t as expensive as UH’s regular tuition but the student is NOT officially enrolled in UH. The student would have to apply to UH after successfully completing the ESL program and getting an acceptable TOEFL score. It’s not going to be easy… Maybe we should be looking at Hong Kong and Singapore first, where they have a little better grasp of ESL.

  211. Moshe Radabaugh June 22, 2010 10:59 pm

    Great information in this post, anime occupies a rediculous amount of of my spare time.

  212. al June 23, 2010 12:04 am

    slugger…and folsom hs is once again led by david graves little brother, dano graves/qb.

  213. al June 23, 2010 12:06 am

    curt…raquel welch…yah, amazing woman. amazing.

  214. al June 23, 2010 12:08 am

    pilares sure looks like he’ll break some linebackers this year.

  215. Ralph June 23, 2010 12:09 am

    On June 5, the Santa Monica “Samohi Vikings” defeated the North Torrance HS to win the CIF SS Div 4 softball title. On the Samohi’s is UH recruit Kaile Nakao, infielder, who finished the season batting .500 (46 for 92), 8 Hrs, 34 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

  216. MichiganWarrior June 23, 2010 12:58 am


    And to complete my order, I’d like a cheeseburger deluxe, french fries, and one thick chocolate shake. Or should I get the hamburger deluxe with one side order cheese?

    Just saying, it’s time we come out hot, maintain that intensity, and run up the scores on everyone like Boise State, Oklahoma, Florida, etc. No one really complained when they do it… let’s get little Hawaii into the mix! We need that killer instinct to put teams away quick and keep them down. The quicker we develop into a team like this, the earlier in the season we start filling Aloha Stadium and making extra (desperately-needed) money!

    I still stay dreaming? Tell Fate Yanagi I love her!

  217. Jason June 23, 2010 1:06 am

    I’d suggest some pickled pigs feet, but Rob25 might whack me on the back of the head.

  218. al June 23, 2010 1:11 am

    jason…would those be the plucked or unplucked ones?

  219. al June 23, 2010 1:26 am

    what no early commits?

  220. Pride. June 23, 2010 1:35 am

    I actually like Rolovich as an OC and a playcaller. I think that he has a good attack style philosophy tries to widen and lengthen the field when he can. He also utilizes the run game adequately to take pressure off of the offensive line. I think if the offensive line can show more consistency, then the offense as a whole will look real good. Last year it appeared to me that the defense did well from a scheme standpoint, but suffered somewhat in the excecution deapartment. Of course that can be attributed to the lack of experience by the across the board defensively. The lack of experience contributed to the missed tackles. When you have players who are not real sure on their assignments, they will play tentatively and will not be aggressive when making tackles. If Hawaii can show continued improvement in the special teams phase, they will be quite competitive throughout the season in 2010. Hopefully Aaron Brown and Rodney Bradley will be able to return to pre-injury form by the start of the season. Moniz will have very capable playmakers in Salas, Pilares, Bradley, Green, and Dimude. Hopefully Darius Bright will learn enough in camp to be able to make a contribution on offense. I think he certainly has Randy Moss like physical skills and potential. Also looking forward to see what Allen Sampson can do on special teams. He might be our newest version of Jeff Sydner.

  221. ai-eee-soos June 23, 2010 1:51 am

    ST’s column in today’s edition, starts with …

    Recruits schooled in summer
    Recently created session allows players to bond, earn school credits

    By Stephen Tsai
    POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2010

    How fast is University of Hawaii football recruit Allen Sampson?

    So fast that – two weeks after participating in Plant High’s graduation ceremony in Florida – the slotback is enrolled at UH and on track to earning six credits before the Aug. 4 start of the Warriors’ training camp.

    Allen Sampson:
    Warrior slotback is on
    pace to earn six credits
    under newly created
    summer session that
    will run until the start
    of training camp
    Sampson and nine other football freshmen are beneficiaries of a newly created UH summer session that runs from this week to the start of the Warriors’ training camp.

  222. HiFlyer June 23, 2010 2:36 am

    Nice to see the numbers, but the font is still to small.

  223. wafan June 23, 2010 3:11 am


    Finally, the last day of school.

  224. wafan June 23, 2010 3:12 am

    Happy Hump Day to everyone — I know mine will be most excellent!!!

  225. papajoe2 June 23, 2010 4:39 am

    YEAH!!! FIRST!!!. oooh, sorry, not yet.

  226. Garret June 23, 2010 5:10 am

    Texas looked at going independent and chose not to because of the difficulty in scheduling, especially for nonrevenue sports. If Texas cannot make it work with almost unlimited funding and much less travel demands, going independent for UH would be that much harder.

    If texas is such a powerhouse, why not declare themselves independent like Notre Dame, pick and choose their opponents to their benefit and create their own national network?

    Chuck Carlton: They did consider something like that. The problem would be scheduling for basketball, especially late in the season when everybody is in conference play. For the Olympic sports, it would be a nightmare.

  227. Garret June 23, 2010 5:17 am

    It is great that UH created a mid-session that works so perfectly for the schedules of incoming freshman football players. This is a great example of the Academic side doing something that can significantly help the Athletics side while enhancing the academic experience of the student-athletes.

  228. Ronnie June 23, 2010 5:38 am


    June 23rd, 2010 at 2:36 am
    Nice to see the numbers, but the font is still to small

    I agree with HiFlyer. I have to increase the screen to 120% to see the posts.

  229. d1島 June 23, 2010 5:54 am

    Great Morning All!

    Wow! Wadda finish by the U! S! A!

  230. sjmacro June 23, 2010 5:59 am

    GOOOOOD Morning Tsaikos ❗ 2 non-soccer fans woke up the building 😀
    Wafan you let you class watch soccer for the last day of school, right ❓ Did you see where Donovan used “Believe” in his interview. Have a great day all..

  231. d1島 June 23, 2010 6:01 am


    75% retention of season tickets.

  232. d1島 June 23, 2010 6:02 am

    A good day not to be named Lawrence Taylor. 🙄

  233. RainbowCliff June 23, 2010 6:04 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation !

    Pride & Ralph: Gentlemen Thank you for mentioning my “backyard” of talented athletes that surrounding schools have here in Los Angeles BUT until Hawaii makes a face down here with perspective H.S. Coaches as ALL that talent is going else where preferably the local colleges or JC route.

    Washington H.S., Inglewood, Fremont, Leuzinger, Hawthorne, Dorsey and Junipero Serra runs Summer passing league through out this vacation time and majority of players stay for the 4 to 6 week programs in which they work on their individual skills, 7 on 7, weights and conditioning. Because of cut backs here in the Los Angeles School Districts Summer School is not an option so many of the recruited athletes seek out the area to attend South West JC or Charter Schools that will offer Summer courses that local H.S. will accept for make-up credits that they will need for elgibility or graduation.

    USC and UCLA recruits Nationally BUT they will have on their rosters MANY of the mention school players above BECAUSE of their ties to local area coaches and inviting many of them to their respective clinics as they teach them their philosophies BUT most important develop a relationship by inviting them to their games and exchanging schedules to scout the talent of their teams.

    From what I heard of Mac’s philosophies he will not recruit in LA IF players do not have Hawaii roots or ancestry to the Islands and IF that is still true then RainbowCliff’s backyard will remain full in tack of buckets and sand as Hawaii has no shovel to clear away the massive talented athletes in the South Central LA / SouthBay area as your Mountain West, Pac 10 or Local JC keeps their faces in the door !

    To this date I have not talked to NO school official of any schools pertaining their athletes as I have been told I am a violation to represent UH as my status as a booster is all I am to my former Hawaii athletic background.

    So gentlemen there you have ALL the info and if UH is serious in recruiting LA then they need to get on it quick as JJ hiring of Eliminian is for his benefit to better SMU as Crenshaw will be top in the City for this HS football season and they have a running back, wide receiver and DB that are “off the charts” and Eliminian will heve his face right there with UCLA and SC recruiting their services and he won’t be looking for them to be Warriors but Mustangs !

    Off to work out good folks IF any comments please leave and will get back to you later !

  234. d1島 June 23, 2010 6:06 am

    …everyone else,

    Have a terrific day!


  235. d1島 June 23, 2010 6:16 am

    Hoping for a quick recovery for K. Mark Takai…injured his ankle “over there”

  236. whitey June 23, 2010 6:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. With a couple of very good summer courses made for our warriors, it makes me wonder if any of the hawaii recruits are enrolled. All of them could use a session of speech and life lessons.

  237. Garret June 23, 2010 6:42 am


    Is UH participating again with JJ’s Good Will Mission in Samoa? This Samoa News article doesn’t seem to mention UH participating at all and the past years they were sure to mention that UH coaches would be there. This year the program is focusing on high school students (*cough* recruits *cough*), so it would be good for UH to be there again.

    American Samoa can look forward to a great summer as events include this island’s third visit from Southern Methodist University Head Football coach June Jones who arrives in the territory next Thursday night, June 24 to carry out his annual Goodwill Mission which includes a football camp and medical mission.

    According to Samoa Bowl Committee’s Peter Gurr, Jones touches down next Thursday with 29 staff members and assistants.

    “June Jones is scheduled to land here on island next week Thursday, that’ll be the 24th of June, and he will be on island with 29 of his assistant and staff members, to organize their Good Will Mission,” Gurr explained. “We are guessing that there will be 32 members of this June Jones trip coming down, three of his colleagues are already on island, and they will be holding sessions on Saturday morning for the youth of American Samoa.”

    “This year is different from his previous trips,” Gurr pointed out. “The last two years, we have been working with him throughout his program, and we have been mostly focusing on the elementary level and junior high, but this year, our target is the high school students all over the island. Students graduating from elementary going into high school this year are also welcome to attend these sessions.”

  238. djmitcho June 23, 2010 7:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Half way to the weekend. Have a good one everybody!

  239. chopsueyboy June 23, 2010 7:52 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Great win for USA!

  240. Diogenes June 23, 2010 8:10 am


    When PRIDE (#221) speaks, I listen!

    What RAINBOWCLIFF (#234) says about recruiting, if true about what Coach MAC says about only recruiting that area for people with Hawaii ties, is short-sighted. That would be akin to saying we only want players that weight X pounds, 6’3 and higher, runs 4.4, has a GPA of 4.0, from Mars or beyond, type “AB” blood etc.

    I can see his point about wanting Hawaii ties as a cultural thing, State pride, a reason to stick around etc but if that is his MAJOR criteria, it is wrong.
    And I remember Cliff – like I do Marv Vitatoe, Skip Williams Armfelt (wonder where he is now?) George Ritter. And CLIFF, did you check whether you could do some mention of people (recruits) to coaches to something without violation of NCAA rules – I know you cannot hustle them but what I wrong with being a Hawaii Visitors Bureau PR type?

  241. PIPER's SON June 23, 2010 8:14 am

    IF we are not part of the Samoan party with JJ, perhaps the coaching staff might consider going down on their own. It may not get the splash and PR that JJ is getting, but at least show face is a good move. Maybe Samoa Samoa can be of some help.

  242. WATCH GODGIFU June 23, 2010 8:19 am

    AL: Don’t forget Liz Taylor, Jane Russell, Janet Leigh – all your vintage!

  243. NYUH June 23, 2010 8:30 am

    Nice to see the blog being restored to its previous visual standard. Didn’t we have alternative post shading though? I like the Blog area on the main pages too although sometimes nothing shows up.

  244. sjmacro June 23, 2010 8:32 am

    Anybody watching the “triathlon ” tennis match? 47-46 in the 5th set !!!! not pau yet. Somebody break already.

  245. A-House June 23, 2010 8:39 am

    Much Mahalos to:

    ST, for his article on the “summer session” for incoming Warrior playeers.

    Jim D, for coming up with the idea.

    NaKoa, for financial support.

    Dean of the Arts & Sciences for supporting the football program.

    Maybe, other sports can be added to this wonderful program.

  246. Ronnie June 23, 2010 8:51 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    sjmacro – it is now 49-49 in the 5th set! Maybe the question will be whose arm falls off first!

  247. sjmacro June 23, 2010 8:55 am

    50-49 fifth set–ESPN switched broadcast to espnU… Somebody break ….

  248. sjmacro June 23, 2010 8:56 am

    100 games now with 50-50 in the 5th

  249. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2010 9:03 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  250. (Jesse) James June 23, 2010 9:15 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all do well today and have a good one…

  251. GRM June 23, 2010 9:25 am

    Whoa!! Da numbas came back!

  252. NorthShoreFan June 23, 2010 9:26 am

    Guud morning Tsaikos….great to see the numbas again..Mahalo Scott!

    Now…can they get rid of those pop ups!?!?!?!??..irritating little things..especially da one for high school….trying to read an article and darn things ….!#@@!@#!!

    Anyhoo…howzit LizK…having fun?…take care…no drink da wata…or Pepsi…

  253. WATCH GODGIFU June 23, 2010 9:27 am

    SCOTT: Good job – thanks for the new setup and the numbers for reference.

  254. GRM June 23, 2010 9:31 am

    Hit ‘control’ & ‘+’ keys to enlargen.

  255. sjmacro June 23, 2010 9:34 am

    Another French Fried ? not yet Bravissimo to both players on an EPIC match 55-54 not pau. They could call match again for darkness, and fix the scoreboard. It broke at 47-47 :mrgreen:

  256. Slugger June 23, 2010 9:42 am

    Good morning!

    I got to practice late. ST there taking pictures of Moniz throwing to Kealoha. I’m sure he’ll have a better report later. Maybe pictures… we like pictures… we miss the Princess…

  257. madeinhawaii June 23, 2010 9:45 am

    Got the link from SH forum…

    Nice highlights of games gone by for all you football junkies who need a fix just about now.

  258. A-House June 23, 2010 9:45 am

    I am not a soccer fan by any stretch of the means and I know nothing about its rules, yet when the US of A plays there is something different about the entire match – call it “pride” in the USA!

    Great win by USA today.

  259. A-House June 23, 2010 9:47 am

    ssssshhh, need to be quiet as good neighbor ST is still asleep and reason for no new post – he must be tired from chasing all the incoming freshman to secure interviews.

    their “speed” is taking its toll on ST – maybe he can set up a speed trap!!

  260. duffer (iPhone) June 23, 2010 9:52 am

    Kazz & PomI

    Check from me & the kid in the mail. Now where did I hear that before?

  261. Colomaohana June 23, 2010 9:52 am

    Ahh! NUMBERS!!!


  262. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2010 9:52 am

    A-House –

    I’m with you on #259!
    (Gee aint it great to have numbers back?)

  263. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2010 9:54 am

    Hello Mama C!

    We missed you at Tsukiji’s!

  264. sjmacro June 23, 2010 9:54 am

    Somebody Break, somebody break…. Potty Break …:razz:

  265. al June 23, 2010 9:59 am

    godifu…nah. my father’s time not mine.

  266. sjmacro June 23, 2010 10:04 am

    maybe uga boy wins??

  267. chopsueyboy June 23, 2010 10:04 am

    16 years ago, USA was embarrassed with their performance in the World Cup
    13 years ago, they started an Olympic Developmental Program where the best 13 year olds
    from each state and compete against other states in their region. Our son azngamer808 was one of the first selected for this program and the target was for this age group to get the best of training from US coaches, create regional teams from the states team, and later create a national team from the regional team. This years World Cup is where all this planning years ago is coming full bloom
    Nicholas didn’t go beyond the state team, but it was a great experience to compete against the best of each state

    According to a former Notre Dame soccer coach that trained Nicholas’ club team for a week,
    he said US will never have the individual skills that other countries have because the kids just don’t go outside and think of playing soccer one-on-one like kids do for basketball,
    or just throw and catch in football or baseball. The skills to be creative with a soccer ball is not there, just from lack of play.

  268. sjmacro June 23, 2010 10:09 am

    Wow match called at 59-59 to be continued.. Good Call; Rest up and fire it up tomorrow.
    Chapter 3 of the EPIC tomorrow ❗

  269. madeinhawaii June 23, 2010 10:10 am

    Is Veni Manu on scholarship?

  270. Kazz June 23, 2010 10:38 am


    Who’s the kid?

  271. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2010 10:41 am

    Not me.

  272. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2010 10:42 am

    The Kid in this case is one of Hawaii’s best young golfers.

  273. Kazz June 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Is ST camping out at UH awaiting the official word out of the football office?

  274. koakane™ June 23, 2010 10:55 am

    morning tsaiko maniacs have a nice work day

  275. Buffoman June 23, 2010 10:57 am

    Any word on Coach Komeiji’s potential replacement candidates?

    An earlier poster said Coach Erickson looked for assistants who were also (also meaning they could also coach) good recruiters. That makes sense. Create a wider geographic base helps.

  276. mctruck June 23, 2010 10:57 am

    Whaaaaaat?!….I don’t believe it!! dablog-comments got numbers!!

    O.K.,dan…..number(1), or 1st, ladat!!

  277. madeinhawaii June 23, 2010 11:03 am

    new post up

  278. Ralph June 23, 2010 11:10 am

    mih where is it?

  279. sjmacro June 23, 2010 11:31 am

    Ralph: found it in the archives (?)

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