Friday giveaway

If laughter is the best medicine, we’re offering a healthy prize of two back-stage tickets to Augie T.’s comedy show tomorrow night in the Blaisdell Center.

Augie T. is a long-time friend of UH football and this blog.

To enter the drawing, please post: Howzit, Augie. 

No limit on the number of entries.

Avis will select a winner tonight.


  1. AFWarrior March 21, 2014 2:22 am

    First! Howzit, Augie.

  2. AFWarrior March 21, 2014 2:24 am


  3. AFWarrior March 21, 2014 2:24 am


  4. AFWarrior March 21, 2014 2:24 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  5. wafan March 21, 2014 2:54 am

    Happy Aloha Friday . . . at last.

  6. wafan March 21, 2014 2:54 am

    Howzit, Augie!

  7. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 3:40 am

    Good morning all. I was reviewing the times and marks of the most recent crop of Warriors at the San Diego pro day, and was actually a bit disappointed by some of the marks by our two more marquee players: John Hardy Tuilau and Chris Gant. Bench presses of 8 and 9 respectively. These are not just below-average, they are exceedingly low.

    Now, one could say well that one of my personal favorite players of the recent NFL season, Tyrann Mathieu, only did 5 reps for the bench, but two things are distinctly different: one who had a helluva of portfolio, one that is marked by profound productivity, and two; he still was very quick, I think he ran a 4.43, at the combine after being out of football for over 18 months.

    Perosnally, I don’t think, a weak bench press is going to prohibit you from not getting a look, but it certainly does raise flags. Just as a benchmark, premier safeties like Earl Thomas and Eric Berry, had bench scores in the low 20s, combined with 40s under 4.5. Just curious on if they had some upper body injury or if there were mitigating circumstances….?

  8. shadow March 21, 2014 5:25 am

    Howzit, Augie

  9. green warrios March 21, 2014 5:26 am

    Howzit, Augie!

  10. PONO March 21, 2014 5:41 am

    Howzit, Augie

  11. elvisdiddy808 March 21, 2014 6:24 am

    Howzit, Augie

  12. marc March 21, 2014 6:31 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  13. Musashi March 21, 2014 6:57 am

    Howzit, Augie…

  14. tommui March 21, 2014 7:11 am


    Howzit, Augie.

  15. olin March 21, 2014 7:25 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  16. Glenn March 21, 2014 7:28 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  17. old808 March 21, 2014 7:33 am

    Good morning! Howzit, Augie..yuk, yuk, yuk

  18. Balut March 21, 2014 7:47 am

    Where you Augie We go eat my and your favorite delicacy. Balut!

  19. Pete Jek March 21, 2014 7:49 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  20. makaha wahine March 21, 2014 7:58 am

    Howzit, Augie.
    This is fun!

  21. Musashi March 21, 2014 8:01 am

    Howzit, Augie.

    Go Wahine hoopsters, cage the Lady Huskies!

  22. PFFFFFTTT March 21, 2014 8:03 am

    Sorry #13 . . . re:#21, to avoid any confusion, time for a new handle . . . PFFFFFTTT it is then!

  23. Ipu Man March 21, 2014 8:15 am

    Peace to the whole world and you.

  24. Fei Jai March 21, 2014 8:19 am

    Torres or miano? Miano.

    Chow or deputy dog? No brainer.

  25. Big Island Lava March 21, 2014 8:20 am

    Howzit, Augie

  26. 3-Prong March 21, 2014 8:26 am

    Happy Aloha Friday from the 9th Island. During March Madness, room and car confirmations are not garens….sheesh!

  27. pumpkinraider March 21, 2014 8:28 am

    Howzit, Augie

  28. jacklegpreacher March 21, 2014 8:35 am

    7. Where are the 40 times and stuff available online? I see what you are saying about the low bench presses. If you are a player that already has the draftable resume, it means less. but if you aren’t in the conversation, it gives the teams an excuse to not consider you at all.

    Howzit, Augie

  29. NorthShoreFan March 21, 2014 8:46 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….bootiful day.

    Great comeback win for the basebows…IMUA!

    off topic but ..

    if we become a right to carry state, me won’t be going to football games. don’t want to get caught in a shoot out at a football game, or a drunken brawl….imho

  30. Tommy March 21, 2014 8:52 am

    Howzit, Augie

  31. Paki Parker March 21, 2014 8:52 am

    Howzit, Augie.

  32. Andrew March 21, 2014 8:58 am

    I heard a loud crash this morning. It was everyone’s bracket breaking after the Duke loss. I’d be shocked if there are any perfect bracket’s remaining.

  33. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 9:08 am

    28__ Jack they were listed in STs StarBulletin article this morning.

  34. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 9:08 am

    32–There goes the Warren Buffett billion dollar bracket!

  35. Old Diver March 21, 2014 9:09 am

    A great bench number doesn’t indicate a great player but it is one of the measures used by the NFL. A low bench is more a measure of a player who has not fully prepared for the test. That unpreparedness is what this test measures.

  36. Kapaa Warrior March 21, 2014 9:10 am

    Howzit, Augie ? !!!!!!!!! Howzit Augie !

    Go Baseball & Softball BOWS !

  37. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 9:10 am

    Here are the stats from yesterday:


    Charles Clay
    Height: 5-101/2
    Weight: 202
    Hand: 91/8 inches
    Reach: 301/8 inches
    Wing span: 72 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds
    Vertical jump: 371/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 111/2 inches
    225-pound bench: 16 reps

    Craig Cofer
    Livermore, Calif.
    Tight end
    Height: 6-33/4
    Weight: 261
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 33 inches
    Wing span: 81 inches
    40-dash: 4.81 seconds
    Vertical jump: 35 inches
    225-pound bench: 29 reps

    Brenden Daley
    Moorpark, Calif.
    Height: 6-21/4
    Weight: 245
    Hand: 91/4 inches
    Reach: 311/4 inches
    Wing span: 763/4 inches
    225-pound bench: 27 reps

    Clark Evans
    Tustin, Calif.
    Tight end
    Height: 6-27/8
    Weight: 240
    Hand: 91/2 inches
    Reach: 321/2 inches
    Wing span: 771/2 inches
    40-yard dash: 5.10 seconds
    Vertical jump: 30 inches

    Chris Gant
    Long Beach, Calif.
    Height: 5-111/4
    Weight: 187
    Hand: 85/8 inches
    Reach: 307/8 inches
    Wing span: 75 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds
    Vertical jump: 34 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches
    225-pound bench: 9 reps

    Tony Grimes
    Davie, Fla.
    Height: 5-103/4
    Weight: 175
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 297/8 inches
    Wing span: 723/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.70 secconds
    Vertical jump: 31 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches
    225-pound bench: 14 reps

    John Hardy-Tuliau
    Defensive back
    Temecula, Calif.
    Height: 5-113/8
    Weight: 182
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 303/4 inches
    Wing span: 741/4 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.53 seconds
    Vertical jump: 351/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
    225-pound bench: 8 reps

    Marcus Langkilde
    Ventura, Calif.
    Running back
    Height: 5-103/8
    Weight: 230
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 301/8 inches
    Wing span: 72 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.70 seconds
    Vertical jump: 34 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches
    225-pound bench: 18 reps

    Daniel Masifilo
    Ewa Beach
    Defensive back
    Height: 6-21/4
    Weight: 203
    Hand: 93/8 inches
    Reach: 321/4 inches
    Wing span: 775/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds
    Vertical jump: 37 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches
    225-pound bench: 18 reps

    Sean Schroeder
    Laguna Niguel, Calif.
    Height: 6-11/4
    Weight: 198
    Hand: 93/8 inches
    Reach: 313/8 inches
    Wing span: 735/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 5.00 seconds
    Vertical jump: 27 inches
    Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches

    Tavita Woodard
    Linebacker/tight end
    Height: 6-33/8
    Weight: 250
    Hand: 91/8 inches
    Reach: 331/2 inches
    Wing span: 801/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds
    Vertical jump: 381/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches
    225-pound bench: 24 reps

  38. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 9:12 am

    35–Old Diver that is a very apt way to place it…..

  39. Inyoface March 21, 2014 9:28 am

    What happen to Grimes? I thought he was going to have a major impact a couple years ago.

  40. st. anthony trojan March 21, 2014 9:44 am

    Michelle doing real well so far 2 day….4 under so far thru 13….keep her going

  41. jm2375 March 21, 2014 9:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Howzit, Augie.

    Go Wahine!!
    Go BaseBows!

  42. gobows March 21, 2014 9:49 am

    The biggest mistake young guys make when lifting weights is after every set they keep adding more weight resullting in declining reps. What builds strength is repetitions. High reps, high sets. You have to own the weight before moving up. In my lifting days i benched more than twice my body weight, but i didnt crack the 300 club till i was 30.

  43. A-House March 21, 2014 9:56 am


    believe there are 2,100 perfect scores remaining!

    me lost on the 2nd game played in the 1st round

  44. SteveM March 21, 2014 9:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

    To a founding member of the Southern or Lower California (Lo-Cal) Tsai-kos, high school fearless leader, and uber-cruiser…

    Happy Birthday hawnstln !!!

  45. jimmy the lock March 21, 2014 10:00 am

    Ahhh, Augie T. Coincidentally it’s joke day Friday.

    A Chinese guy went to Bank America to exchange Chinese money for US dollars. He seemed a tad angry and asked the teller, “Why it change, yestaday I get won hunat dolla and today I get ninedy dolla, why it change?”

    The teller says, “Fluctuations.”

    The Chinese guy madly yells, “Fluc you Americans too!”

  46. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 10:02 am

    42–What surprises me, is that for guys like JHT and Chris is that they are obviously dynamic quick-twitch guys. That natural explosion makes for gaining strength a rather easy task. Now, I am not saying that every guy that can plow-through 35 reps, at 225 with be a great player. What is alarming is that if you know you are going to be tested on this, on why you have such a poor showing on a rather elementary movement. I am also saying that there is no reason why both of them should not be doing numbers in the mid teens, as they are both are naturally strong.

  47. jimmy the lock March 21, 2014 10:02 am

    Well, at least they can bench more than they weigh. 😉


  48. Shoko March 21, 2014 10:11 am

    Looked at the 2014 Spring Roster and noticed Allen Sampson’s name. Thought he transferred.

    Anyway, I also noticed that the UH athletic website has a different look where they are using action photos instead of head shots for some of the players.

  49. boolakanaka March 21, 2014 10:15 am

    Oh, I do not want to come-off as being negative towards our guys–so, I want to say that Tavita’s numbers, while not monster, are very very solid, and he most certainly he is going to get invited to a camp. He certainly could get a little quicker and stronger, and that would make him a very unique player with really tangible physical attributes to contribute.

  50. jeezy33 March 21, 2014 10:55 am

    49. These pro day stats really don’t matter much…. Scouts are going to go solely off game tape. Pro day numbers are just used to confirm what they see on tape. If someone performs better, the scouts will go double check the tape and pay more attention to see if they missed anything.

    In the end, none of these guys on film will stand out. I agree that Woodard has the size and athleticism that will possibly get a camp invite or try out… But that’s about it. Pro days aren’t meant for guys to get drafted who don’t stand on out film but can do well in drills.

  51. jacklegpreacher March 21, 2014 11:24 am

    37 – thank you kind sir! I agree with everyone about Tavita, I think Sean gets an tryout at least even though his 40 time is slow. Chow’s connections and he can vouch for our guys. Chris Gant looks taller than 5-11 on tv? I also think John Hardy and Clay get workouts. Masifilo didn’t seem to play much wherever he was- but he’s an athlete. maybe a tryout based off of his name(nfl relatives)?

  52. BigWave96744 March 21, 2014 11:27 am

    Howzit Augie, we go going, Me you and Hagi

  53. BigWave96744 March 21, 2014 11:28 am

    Darn spell checker.. Augie, we go grind

  54. BigWave96744 March 21, 2014 11:29 am

    FYI, last month Farrington HS Junior, Breiden Fehoko did 40 reps of 225 bench press. The kid is amazing

  55. bowwar March 21, 2014 11:32 am

    Howzit, Augie.

    Any news on how Spring Practice will go without two assistant coaches…I feel for coach Chow, as this seems to undermine his efforts to win this year. I hope Chow finds some coaches who have a vested interest in living and staying in the islands.

  56. Boolakanaka March 21, 2014 11:32 am

    50 agreed Jeezy. Tavita and maybe on the outside Cofer, will get FA contracts and invite to camp. For all the flash that JHT, has, at his size and apparent lack of upper body strength, safety does not seem likely for him in the NFL. Making a squad as nickel and/or special teams would be the only opinion, but watching some past film on him, and well, he does not have NFL level man-on skills, and just average speed for his position.

  57. jeezy33 March 21, 2014 11:51 am

    SS is a nice story. Bounced back this year. Not going to land on a NFL team. Can’t make NFL throws…

  58. Ryan March 21, 2014 12:06 pm

    Howzit, Augie.

  59. Inyoface March 21, 2014 12:08 pm

    Schroeder is definitely a pass first, stay in the pocket type of quarterback which should help him.

  60. 3-Prong March 21, 2014 1:18 pm

    Down to 16 already?

  61. Dan-O March 21, 2014 1:35 pm

    3-Prong… word, MERCER!

  62. st. anthony trojan March 21, 2014 1:39 pm

    michigan st. will loose…that should be the end of that

  63. ai-eee-soos March 21, 2014 1:56 pm

    Keeping up with the Klemms …

    Adrian Klemm’s massive pay raise – he could be the highest paid O-line coach in CFB.

    UCLA: Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm’s massive raise has been approved by the UC

    Board of Regents. He will earn $650,000 in 2014 and $750,000 in 2015; Klemm made

    $340,000 in 2013. Overall, Klemm could earn up to $823,000 a year with bonuses.

  64. st. anthony trojan March 21, 2014 2:02 pm


    is he good coach or good recruiter or both ???

  65. Old School Dave March 21, 2014 2:09 pm

    I wonder if UCLA still gives its player those spensive $$$ boxing robes? At least they used to back in the 80s.

  66. ai-eee-soos March 21, 2014 2:12 pm

    # 64. Klemm is an outstanding recruiter.

    He must be an excellent coach, otherwise he wouldn’t be getting this kine “double” money.

  67. jimmy the lock March 21, 2014 2:37 pm

    I need a bracket buster do over.

  68. 3-Prong March 21, 2014 2:51 pm

    Yup, Book Em Dan-O!

  69. A-House March 21, 2014 3:07 pm

    Howzit Augie!

  70. EastManoa March 21, 2014 3:08 pm

    Howzit, augie!!

  71. Mrs. A-House March 21, 2014 3:08 pm

    I luv Augie T!
    Howzit Augie!

  72. Masaboy March 21, 2014 3:09 pm

    Masaboy luvs Augie!
    Howzit Augie!

  73. Midori 7 March 21, 2014 3:10 pm

    Midori 7 luvs Augie!
    Howzit Augie!

  74. Inyoface March 21, 2014 3:42 pm

    Cal Poly got spanked.

  75. jimmy the lock March 21, 2014 3:47 pm

    Looks like Wichita St. had an ok scrimmage.

  76. izzy March 21, 2014 3:49 pm

    And now for something completely different:

    Yesterday’s Coffee

  77. Lowtone123 March 21, 2014 3:57 pm

    Clark Evans ran a 5.10, 40 time and John Hardy-Tuliau did 8 reps of 225?

  78. Lowtone123 March 21, 2014 3:59 pm

    The Jets get Vick and get rid of Sanchez. Is that a win, or a push?

  79. ai-eee-soos March 21, 2014 4:09 pm

    # 79. It’s a win for the Jets, in terms of dollars.

    I’m not a Sanchise fan, but he will be a decent backup for somebody. The “pressure”
    is off, so he should be able to play “better”.

  80. st. anthony trojan March 21, 2014 4:17 pm

    Sanchez is a good quarterback, but not sure
    if ne pop warner teams will pick him up……lol
    so many years n money wasted on him……

  81. gobows March 21, 2014 4:18 pm

    just wondering if some of the players did many more reps on the bench, but not all of the reps were counted…

  82. maui96797 March 21, 2014 4:36 pm

    Howzit, Augie.

  83. Warrior Dave March 21, 2014 5:05 pm

    Howzit Augie!

  84. Inyoface March 21, 2014 5:26 pm

    Vick was picked up to be a backup. That guy can’t play a full season anymore.

  85. JLO March 21, 2014 5:32 pm

    Howzit, Augie!

  86. al March 21, 2014 5:52 pm

    howzit, augie!

  87. tommui March 21, 2014 5:56 pm

    Well, the Wahine didn’t have a good game at Washington, but they did have a great season.

    Good job Coach Beeman and team.

  88. frankie March 21, 2014 5:58 pm

    Howzit, Augie

  89. Hilo Moon March 21, 2014 5:58 pm

    Howzit, Augie!

  90. al March 21, 2014 6:01 pm

    wahine took it on the chin. shots never fell and turnovers too many.

    bball is done. but, i felt that both men and women were over achievers and are headed in the right direction.

  91. BraddahBranz March 21, 2014 6:11 pm

    howzit, Augie,

    first posting ever hello everyone!

  92. whitey March 21, 2014 6:33 pm

    howzit, augie

  93. SteveM March 21, 2014 6:43 pm

    BraddahBranz — Welcome to the blog! Do you reside outside of Hawaii?

  94. P March 21, 2014 8:26 pm

    Howzit, Augie.

  95. NotNasti March 21, 2014 8:54 pm

    Re: Pro Day results. Now we know why we went 4 – 20 in the last two years.

  96. al March 21, 2014 9:27 pm

    good call st. without the contest there would barely have had 50 posts.

  97. al March 21, 2014 9:30 pm

    augie you stay watching?

  98. al March 21, 2014 9:31 pm

    augie, wea you? you stay grinding with hagi?

  99. al March 21, 2014 9:32 pm

    100…? (*_*)

  100. whitey March 21, 2014 10:47 pm

    although mbb and wbb are over for this year, congratulations for bringing back both bb programs. look forward to next year.

  101. st. anthony trojan March 21, 2014 10:56 pm

    yea have 2 wait now 2 see what sanctions and or penalty the ncaa will
    hand down for the akana matter… when the investigation is over…

  102. JustAsking March 22, 2014 12:41 am

    Coach Beeman is a great coach and representative of our university. Her leadership and communication skills are amazing. She is articulate and thoughtful, and inspires confidence. Thank you coach Beeman!

  103. wafan March 22, 2014 3:02 am

    Good morning!

  104. 3-Prong March 22, 2014 3:42 am

    Got to meet “Famous Auntie Loretta” of volleyball lei giving fame last night At The Cal. Super Sweet Lady.

  105. whitey March 22, 2014 5:47 am

    good morning tsaikos. perfect day for “fishing”.

  106. Bball sanctions March 22, 2014 7:26 am

    Lol sanctions …. What are they going to do limit our recruiting to sorry players from Canada and not let us get into the post season! We do that to ourselves ‘

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