Goodwill agent

The thing about composites is that people with similar characteristics believe they are the character.

It is why various agents — Leigh Steinberg, Drew Rosenhaus and Gary Wichard — have been credited with being the real-life Jerry Maguire, the sports agent with a conscience.

But maybe they’re all right. Maybe the reps are getting a bad rap, and that there are several real-life Jerry Maguires in the sports-agent business. Take Kenny Zuckerman, who represents several NFL players with Hawaii ties.

Zuckerman was approached initially about representing UH running back Alex Green. But Zuckerman already had agreed to be the agent for former Nebraska running back Roy Helu, and felt it would be a conflict to represent similar-position players with nearly equal pre-draft ratings.

Zuckerman recommended agent Michael Hoffman to Green’s camp. “Michael is a good guy,” Zuckerman said.

In the NFL draft in April, the Green Bay Packers selected Alex Green in the third round with the 96th overall pick. Helu went the next day, to the Washington Redskins in the fourth round with the 105th pick. Despite being nine selections apart, Green’s third-round status provided more leverage. Yesterday, Green signed a four-year contract, Hoffman said. Green also has  reached an endorsement deal  with Nike.

Helu also will do well, and has a chance to develop into a starting running back.

Zuckerman does not regret the decision. “It’s about getting a young person the best opportunity,” he said. “At the end of the day, I can sleep at night.”

* * * * *

UH has distributed what should be regarded as a very tentative two-deep chart. None of the defensive newcomers is listed, such as cornerback Mike Edwards and safety Brandon Leslie, and the nickelback position is not listed.


LWO: Darius Bright, Allen Sampson/Joe Avery

LSB: Billy Ray Stutzmann, Justin Clapp/Chris Gant

LT: Clayton Laurel, Jordan Loeffler

LG: Brett Leonard. Andrew Faaumu

C: Matagisila Lefiti, London Sapolu

RG: Chauncy Winchester-Makainai, David Lefotu

RT: Sean Shigematsu, Levi Legay

RSB: Miah Ostrowski, Corey Paclebar/Edu Amadi

RWO: Royce Pollard, Terence Bell

QB: Bryant Moniz, Shane Austin

RB: Sterling Jackson/Joey Iosefa


LE: Liko Satele, Marcus Malepai

LT: Vaughn Meatoga, Haku Correa

RT: Kaniela Tuipulotu, Geordon Hanohano

RE: Paipai Falemalu, Beau Yap

SLB: Art Laurel, TJ Taimatuia

MLB: Corey Paredes, George Daily-Lyles

WLB: Aaron Brown, Aulola Tonga

CB: John Hardy-Tuliau, Kawika Ornellas

SS: Richard Torres, Kamalani Alo

FS: Kenny Estes, Leroy Lutu

CB: Tank Hopkins, Dee Maggitt


P: Alex Dunnachie, Tyler Hadden

PK: Tyler Hadden, Kenton Chun

* * * * *

The winners, as selected by Avis:

• D1

• Loa

• Calvin Oshiro

• Hiflyer

• kdub808

• Hoohiki

• Bowwar

• Mario in Sacramento

Email your name and home address to:

I’ll mail it Tuesday.


  1. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 8:27 am


  2. MU July 31, 2011 8:28 am

    Me too!

  3. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 8:29 am

    What goes around, comes around… goodness is is a reward unto itself.

    Mahalo, all agents! Thanks for helping the Warriors!

  4. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 8:29 am

    morning all..

  5. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 8:30 am

    Calvin- you are still FROM Kona 😆

  6. Bugaz July 31, 2011 8:33 am


  7. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 8:34 am

    Gotta watch my daughter and brother Mike finish the Tin Man. I’ll be back in a little bit.

  8. k-boy July 31, 2011 8:34 am

    been reading this blog for a while now. never thought i would get a chance to be in the top ten. #7

  9. clowns nose July 31, 2011 8:37 am

    Reardon writes a nice article today.

  10. Bugaz July 31, 2011 8:38 am

    Nice read. Awesome news about AG

  11. Bowwar July 31, 2011 8:38 am

    What happened to Cecil Doe?

  12. warriorsun July 31, 2011 8:42 am

    jon embree has a simple solution to break an 18-game jinx on the road–eliminate the big kahuna.

    colorado has not won on the road since 2007, a span of 18 games. that second number was provided by new coach jon embree when asked about the first. He said it’s a “sticking point” with him and one that he’s noted — probably more than once — to the team. “I believe there is no one on our team that’s played in a road win,” he said. “good teams win on the road. obviously we haven’t been a good team or I wouldn’t be here. the thing I’m excited about is our first game’s on the road because we need to address that issue immediately. I’ll leave it at that. We need to address that issue immediately. It does not sit well with me.”

    sounds like embree is beating on the buff war-drums to crush the big kahuna in hawaii.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 8:42 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top Twenny!

  14. Derek July 31, 2011 8:43 am

    As things develop I’d like to see the special teams starters. That group is equally important as the offensive and defensive people. I really believe that special teams can win a football game, and also lose it. Good to give much needed recognition to special team players who contribute so much to the program.

  15. BG July 31, 2011 8:44 am

    Good morning folks! Guess I was the last poster on the last blog!

    WWarrior, isn’t moving occasionally a great opportunity to go through stuff and keeping what’s important?

    My opinion for today…I absolutely love the way the recruiting has organized the program’s needs and is therefore recruiting for the future with a definite plan in mind. Never before has Hawaii’s young men been offered schollies so far in advance. I can see where recruiting on the defensive side is catching up to the offense. Mack and Aranda are getting talent to run the kind of pressure defense that they like. The excitement of the offense is heart-pumping, but Hawaii does love its defense too. Can recruiting improve? Of course, but I see a trend of improvement and that’s something I can appreciate.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 8:46 am

    Like the the list, Tsai, the list is good!

  17. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 8:46 am

    Doe is behind Bell

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 8:48 am

    Its nice that things have worked out for Alex.

  19. albinohawaiian808 July 31, 2011 8:49 am

    Ummmm Where’s Zach Mach and Darryl McBride you have to be kidding me

  20. AlaWai July 31, 2011 8:53 am

    ST which of the newbies have a chance to crack the two deeps?

  21. tommui July 31, 2011 8:53 am


    ANd good morning to ST and DPK and others, of course.

    AL didn’t stay up all night to post #1 and still not here. Looking forward to hearing what the Little Bird has to say!

  22. warriorsun July 31, 2011 8:56 am

    pleasantly surprised to see chris gant at slot. imo, that is where he belongs. he is a go to receiver with soft hands, catches in traffic, elevates in a crowd, runs well after the catch (yac), plays consistency at a high level with game breaking stamina.

    if his football IQ keeps pace with his athletic ability, gant will contribute immediately. stuzz will have to bust-out to full potential this year to win the job. he needs to play strong. competition is always positive.

  23. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 9:00 am

    Yea! So glad to see the Kauai guys working HARD to get on that list!

  24. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 9:03 am

    Glad that some agents do have a conscience.

    Happy that things worked out so well for AG.

    A new contract and an endorsement deal with Nike. Woo-hoo.

  25. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 9:03 am

    BG- you posted after I said new post is up???

    You must have been deep into thought… post em again!

  26. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 9:04 am


    Today is his true birthday.

    Did you celebrate by buying yourself a new computer???? lol

  27. BG July 31, 2011 9:06 am

    Taking into consideration that the listed 2-deep is in pencil and the coaches have big erasers, I have good feelings about the talent. In some positions (such as DT), we know that even those not listed had significant playing time last year. The pre-season mags rightly point out that the Warriors lost high quality people (true, by the number now in the NFL camps) but, I look at the talent on the 2-deep and feel no sense of panic. Liking it!

  28. BG July 31, 2011 9:06 am

    Thanks Liz! I did…copy and paste…didn’t want to waste anything! 😀

  29. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 9:07 am


    Hope you both do well in the Tinman. Just attempting to finish would be great. Not an easy feat!

  30. purpNgold July 31, 2011 9:15 am

    Also, hard on da feet. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  31. BG July 31, 2011 9:18 am

    Also like that Mo and Shane are experienced QB’s. Nothing more frustrating than having talented receivers and not being able to get the ball to them. It seems like all the DC’s are staying up late at night figuring how to pressure the QB’s and cut down the huge numbers that offenses are piling up. You can read about it throughout the WAC and other conferences. My thinking is that UH did great last year after another year of assimilating Aranda’s blitzes…we were way up there in take-aways. For many of the players, this is their 3rd year with Aranda…I expect big things! In any event, it should lead to some exciting games as the defenses gamble more and it will be up to the QB’s to make them pay. I like the Warriors’ chances.

  32. warriorsun July 31, 2011 9:18 am

    zac masch better be in the rotation, otherwise tony will be getting nasty emails. zac is a monster and plays big with lots of passion. if hanohano successfully rehabs his knee, he too, deserves to be in rotation. jmo, the first two DTs on our depth chart need to jump start as starters this season. vaughn needs a breakout senior performance–he is in his 5th year. kaniela is a solid-field leader but no alameda ta’amu….unless he shows otherwise in 2011. we shall see when he faces big-sized OLM, colorado and washington will throw his way.

    haku, zac and geordon bring different styles to the trench and are huge contributors.

  33. bugaz July 31, 2011 9:21 am

    The defense already looks pretty solid without the newcomers. They will shake things up in camp, and maybe we will see some changes. At the least better depth.

  34. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 9:24 am

    😆 purpNgold – give an eeeeuuuwww meaning to “undefeated”…

  35. bugaz July 31, 2011 9:27 am

    Looks as though Mo will have the talent to throw to and if all the Iosefa and Jackson talk is true, then it’s all up to biggies up front. Come O-line get nasty!!!

  36. bugaz July 31, 2011 9:30 am

    I am so anxious to go and watch some practices and see for myself. So exciting!

  37. warriorsun July 31, 2011 9:31 am

    good to see leroy lutu in the mix. his work ethic is paying dividends, now we need to see if his dna talent matches his determination.

    mike edwards (cb) and brandon leslie (s) will be on a fast-track to make their presence known.

  38. warriorsun July 31, 2011 9:33 am

    …..much thanx to stephen tsai for his tireless efforts to feed his insatiable blogsters their daily diet of warrior mania.

  39. Curt July 31, 2011 9:42 am

    Excitement is building. Fall camp is coming up soon!

  40. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 9:44 am

    Much of UH’s success in the early half of the season will depend on their ability to punch it in from the red zone. I don’t see that great a break-away potential from this group as we did with Pilares, Salas, Bradley, and Green – at least not in the first half of the season. It will be nickle and dime to the red zone and some well thought out red zone packages to get our Warriors onto the scoreboard.

  41. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 9:45 am

    Maybe our defense will get on the boards early.. put up a few points with takeaways to get the offense fired up.

  42. Curt July 31, 2011 9:49 am

    Despite the conflict of interest, do you think most agents would pass on Green? Hmmm.

  43. Curt July 31, 2011 9:56 am


    Good point…especially in the first game against Colorado. Last season, didn’t they stop us 3 or so times when we had first goal from inside the 5 yard line? I think their defense just loaded up inside the box and keyed on the running back. It was so frustrating. I would like to see a 2-back option where we threaten option or the pass.

  44. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 10:03 am


    Good observation on Gant. He could be a factor there.

  45. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 10:20 am

    The Offense is young, as a group of starters, but they will have to exercise the patience of seasoned vets to get the job done. If they can patiently take what is given them and bide their time for those rare opportunities to break it wide open, they will have a great season. This is not the season to get overly greedy and try for the big plays without players that have had the necessary game time reps.

  46. SteveM July 31, 2011 10:22 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I got an email from Tom-WarriorNation mentioning his surprise that he has UH-SJSU game ticket inquiries from parents of UH players on the mainland. They saw it on the Warrior Beat blog. No surprise for us though. 🙂

    The Tsai-ko “who’s going/logistics/party planner” page for 2011 Away games is at:

    Please help fill in the blanks and provide info/tips if you are attending any. email me at: stevem.hnl (at)

  47. Wes'side Warrior July 31, 2011 10:32 am

    Liz #3 above… got that right!

    Great stuff on reps, ST! Good to read positive stuff where much is reported/exposed to be shady.

    Neat thing about this tentative two-deep… we’ve heard all of their names mentioned in a positive light in the past. So, we know they’ve been working out, trying to take care of business and represent to the best of their abilities. The yet-to-be-added names will just up the competition for playing time. Man, can’t wait for this season to start! So exciting!

  48. Bugaz July 31, 2011 10:35 am

    Gant and Doe will be major factors next year. If they catch on to the offense quick, they will see the field some this season. We all know Pollard is good, Stutz has shown he can get open, and there is so much hype about Bright, it’s enough to be excited about. I think they will do great things on offense as long as the oline gives Mo the time.

  49. Wes'side Warrior July 31, 2011 10:40 am

    BG… occasionally moving definitely does help in staying organized, but with such a huge family, it’s not as easy as it once was. Perhaps, as our little ones grow big enough to actually help carry furniture, it won’t be as bad. I’m glad to have retired the “Michigan Warrior” moniker, and looking forward to what Georgia brings us, but I can’t wait to start our journey westward after this stop.

  50. A-House July 31, 2011 10:41 am

    way to go, tomWarriorNation!

    hope the parents/relatives/friends gobble up the remaining, few tickets to the SJSU game.

  51. purpNgold July 31, 2011 10:42 am

    Defeat not in the vocabulary.

    Turn a negative to positive.

    D=Down, but not out.

    e=Effort, effort, effort!

    f=First and ten. Do it again!

    e=even more effort!

    a=All the way…No delay!


    Cheehoo, feeling Warrior football fever!!!

  52. warriorsun July 31, 2011 10:45 am

    darius bright must step up. he looked lost in the spring game and didnt display the kind of presence he is hyped to have. jmo. allen sampson is much quicker on the out and down the sideline. im not saying darius is overrated–just saying he needs to put brick to the pedal. bright has the size, but so does joe avery. bright’s performance remains inchoate…..we shall see. camp will provide a far better view of his assests. best wishes to darius bright.

  53. A-House July 31, 2011 10:46 am


    yep, GA can get real humid – differnet kind from Hawaii as we get the “trade winds” blowing to kinda keep us cooler.

    GA and KY type of humidity bad cause most time no wind at all – my BOQ at Ft Knox had a “water heater” for winter, but no A/C for summer – had to borrow a large floor fan from the supply room to keep cool.

    yet, winter can get “bone chilling” feeling with the wetness that penetrates layers of clothes.

  54. A-House July 31, 2011 10:54 am

    with Bright and Avery, UH has to option to do the alley oopp or throw short to the slots for the TD.

  55. kruzen July 31, 2011 11:07 am

    Last year the defense did pretty well. However, the no huddle offense was an issue for the Warrior defense.

    Will the Warrior defense be ready for the no huddle this coming year? If they are ready, in my opinion the defense will have a great year.

    34 days to kick off!

  56. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 11:12 am

    This year’s no huddle offenses will meet up with our no mercy defense… Warriors got depth at key positions, they should be able to toe the line without getting gassed.

  57. tommui July 31, 2011 11:13 am

    The Women’s British Open is all pau and I guess that if Michelle had done better in the opening round, things might have been brighter for her but ending up 6 strokes behind the winner is nothing to sneeze at.

  58. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 31, 2011 11:18 am

    Interesting about the Georgia stuff. We were at Costco yesterday eating an early dinner of pizza and frozen yogurt when we received a call from DrDoc’s sister who lives in the western part of Georgia to tell us that her husband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Evidently, this is one of the few cancers that does not have a major connection to environmental causes.

    The news put sort of damper on the rest of the day.

    BACK TO SORT-OF SPORTS: Anyone here planning to take part in next Saturday’s MANOA MAKEOVER? As for the Practice T-Gate – how long is it expected to last?

  59. warriorsun July 31, 2011 11:31 am

    the no-huddle, quick-snap offense like oregon employs was designed to counter defenses like hawaii, which rotates their frontline and uses packages to match field position or formation changes.

    when the opposition also switches formation, in addition to quick-snaps between plays (more accurate than no-huddle), it will cause problems with our warrior D as they will be forced to call a timeout or go with mismatches created on the field…..aranda has yet to efficiencently counter the quick-snap.

    as an example, oregon’s chip kelly wants to snap the ball at a 13-second clip between plays. some teams run the no-huddle but take much longer to snap the ball.

    i dont see teams with this type of system on our schedule. maybe colorado since they blew us away last year in the second-half with the quick-snap. relying on their offensive line size advatage to wear down our front. washington will simply play power ball against our D, using two-sets of their mamouth-sized TEs (6-6 250 lbs) to push the ball into our heart, until and unless we stop them.

    laT is a possibility, but they too are play calling on the line of scrimmage.

    aranda is a thinker and im sure he is on the phone with his buds on the continent to match defensive wits….we shall see.

  60. mctruck July 31, 2011 12:07 pm

    Happy Birthday to all u Tsaiko’s out there…..many more.

    Still alot of talk about Texas’ exclusive TV deal wit ESPN in the Dallas Morning News and the big12 membership, especially wit A&M.

    My memory fails me, was UH very successful running the no-huddle, and how often past two or so years???

  61. mctruck July 31, 2011 12:11 pm

    The quick-snap, no-huddle…….isn’t that why UH recruited players who are more quick/athletic all the way around on defense????, which is a good thing, imo.

  62. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 12:26 pm

    WDoc, I don’t know if this applies to your brother-in-law’s situation, but I knew 3 people who had pancreatic cancer. They all drank lots of wine before bedtime.

    2 died.

    The 3rd friend is in remission, but I have a feeling she will have a recurrence of the cancer. Last time I saw her was at a party, where she drank 3 or more glasses of wine and ate very little food.

    It may be a coincidence, but isn’t there a positive correlation between alcoholic consumption and pancreatic cancer?

  63. warriorsun July 31, 2011 12:34 pm


    the quick-snap, no-huddle, if done at 13 seconds between plays, prevents timely substitution and creates mismatches. we arent at the point, personnel wise, especially on our front, where we can sustain that kind of persistent assault and pounding. it really puts pressure on the defense to hold at 3 plays and out.

    california wilted as did usc against oregon’s relentless attack…. the quick-snap is a new sensation and until rules change or more timeouts are allowed, it remains a challenging problem for defensive coordinators. more teams on offense are employing this tactic, including teams in the sec.

  64. seasider July 31, 2011 12:37 pm


    IMHO some positions on the temporary two-deep depth chart are set in stone, i.e. Moniz,

    Stutzman, Leonard, Lefiti, Ostrowski, Pollard, Meatoga, Tuipulotu, Falemalu, Paredes, Brown, Hardy-Tuliau, and Torres.

    Definitely they’ll be a lot of player movement during training camp, i.e. highly touted JC transfers and freshmen still to be evaluated.

    Bottom line, regardless of a player’s scholarship status, perform and grade well in every phase of the game while in training camp, that player(s) will start or move up in the depth chart.

    Who will be the next walk-on to make it big, i.e. Moniz, Paredes, Torres, and lol…Miano.

  65. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 12:42 pm

    It must be very stressful for the Torres ohana right now, with the father being suspended because he didn’t report the fact that some JV players had been caught with illegal substances (marijuana???).

    Wonder if the suspension is with pay.

    Hope it doesn’t affect the son’s ability to play for UH.

  66. Honoku July 31, 2011 1:00 pm

    Masch is not listed? I don’t get it, the kid brings it down after down , I hope there is a mistake on the two deep chart.

  67. Pauoa Boy July 31, 2011 1:38 pm

    No look to much into this depth chart going get planny changes before the season begins. Loads of talent on the roster with the newcomers and transfers. Garrans there will be a lot of guys getting PT this year cause there is just too much talent to go around. One position that I can see will not be set is at WR, we have an abundance of guys with speed, hands, etc…

  68. al July 31, 2011 2:24 pm

    this could be the year where being on the two deep will actually mean something.

    i also believe that amadi will not redshirt because he will smell the grass…er, turf.

  69. al July 31, 2011 2:30 pm

    tom…i see you’ve missed me.

    had a late night out yesterday.

    we went to sansei for food and beverages.

    we drank, we ate.

    we drank, we ate.

    ordered appetizers, sushi, entrees, beverages, anything raw, rolled, broiled.

    a lot of eat, drink, and be merry with some lifelong friends.

    then they rolled out the karaoke. very entertaining gang out there.

  70. Dennis Halloran July 31, 2011 2:31 pm

    Austin Hansen third string says we have depth at OL

  71. Pomai July 31, 2011 2:31 pm

    ST do you have any insight on how they came up with this list?

  72. warriorsun July 31, 2011 2:50 pm

    austin hansen is not listed on the first two teams bc he wont be eligible until midseason.

    except for brett leonard (lg) we have an inexperienced, untested, undefined, Oline comprised of 5th year seniors and r/s frosh. this is not a reload. it is an improvision. more like throwing something on the wall and seeing what sticks. it will be interesting and if shaw can jerry-rig a competent OL crew–he will have earned his pay two-times over.

  73. Pauoa Boy July 31, 2011 3:00 pm

    I think the OLine going be fine… Sila is a beast in the middle and was inline to start if wasn’t for the injury but he still split time with Tiwanak. Lefotu is going be mean… Chauncey going be mean… just watch might be small kine rusty getting them all in sync cause most of them just like maul and bulldoze, but once they work together they going hold it down.

  74. mctruck July 31, 2011 3:13 pm

    Warriorsun…thanks for dat info., on the quick snap, etc. appreciate it very much. mahalo.

  75. A-House July 31, 2011 3:13 pm

    time to set up and snap the ball philosophy by UH – almost always uses up all the allotted time be it 25 or 30 or 40 seconds to snap the ball – why allow the defense to set up and rest?

    someone pointed out before that it allows Moniz to check the defense before the snap – what good is that if the QB cannot or is not allowed to audiablize at the LOS – UH has to run its play even if it runs right into the heart of the defense or call a time out – am I looking at this correctly?

    or, is it UH offensive philosophy to use up max time because UH can score and squeeze the opponent’s offense – this has backfired many times when the offense go 3 and out – as witnessed by all the losses – is there a sense of urgency?

  76. A-House July 31, 2011 3:17 pm


    #72 – if your assessment of the OL is correct – either the coaching staff did a poor job recruiting those players and/or an equally poor job in preparing them to step up when “starters” leave.

    any one care to comment?

  77. mctruck July 31, 2011 3:25 pm

    A-House….ur#75….makes sense to me.

    I always thought that the quick snap/no-huddle situation would favor smaller/quicker teams? but if you’re bigger/quicker is also good.

  78. Shannon July 31, 2011 3:42 pm

    THE DEFENSE LOOKS MEEEEEAAAAN!!! I hope to see Sampson at a Slotback position when the season starts… Historically in Hawaii’s RNS system, that’s where the playmakers are the most productive…

  79. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 3:46 pm


    The depth chart is in the UH media guide, which was printed last week. (It was distributed to reporters who attended the WAC media preview.)

    From what I understand, the offensive side is accurate.

    Not so sure about the defensive side. That might be the way it was exiting spring practice.

    I do know that Masch is supposed to be in the rotation on the d-line. There are a lot of different schemes. And I do know that Woodard and Daley will get work at rush end. Edwards and Leslie were brought in to compete for starting jobs, which is an indication the defensive listing is very tentative.

    McBride was moved from the elephant — looks like Daley, Laurel and TJ will play there — to buck (weakside) linebacker. There’s been a lot of movement for McBride, who was a safety last year. He volunteered to move to running back, but that position is getting crowded.

  80. azwarrior22 July 31, 2011 4:16 pm

    Played AZ MSBL against Rich Tomey today (Dick’s son). Spoke to Rich before the game and he is excited about his dad taking over the ST and will be there in Las Vegas.

    By the way, we beat them 11-2 today. Rich pitched 2 innings against us but we beat them. Rich plays with Dan Majerle, ex-Suns basketball player, in case anyone wanted to know what he does in his spare time.

  81. Old Diver July 31, 2011 4:26 pm


    From the stands there appears two reasons we take the full time before each snap. Like June Jones, Rolo likes to have a lengthy conversation with the QB before each play, and like June Jones we continue to play only four receivers during the game meaning the wideouts must run fifty yards downfield and then fifty yards back to the huddle on most plays. Of course hand signals and playing more receivers during the game could speed our offense up, but apparently the coaches prefer slow and methodical play calling.

  82. warriorsun July 31, 2011 4:46 pm

    in the spring game our improvised OL gave up nine sacks. does that bode well? no.

    it is what it is. recruiting is a dynamic art form. obviously, we have a gap. it shows.

    the chauncey winchester-makainai class im told looks solid. like i said, shaw is improvising with a unit pundits say is green and untested. we have been in these waters before. if they jell–rejoice, if they dont–dont be surprised.

  83. ai-eee-soos July 31, 2011 4:48 pm

    pardon the interruption…

    ” It’s a deal: Obama, Congress will avert default ”

  84. SteveM July 31, 2011 5:02 pm

    Shannon (in the Bay Area): Happy Birthday… tomorrow!

    …I think I work tomorrow so may not be around all day. 🙄

    azwarrior22 — see ya in Vegas!

  85. al July 31, 2011 5:15 pm

    Coaches have eyes behind their back…we get depth charts from unsupervised workouts.

  86. NYUH July 31, 2011 5:30 pm

    Great talent displayed in the 2 deep and lots more just out of sight.

  87. wafan July 31, 2011 5:31 pm

    Who opened the can of spam?

  88. wafan July 31, 2011 5:32 pm

    Gonna break 100 today?

  89. wafan July 31, 2011 5:32 pm


  90. A-House July 31, 2011 5:55 pm

    eh, wafan:

    u sta heah or da ah?

    if heah, wen u go bak?

  91. A-House July 31, 2011 5:58 pm

    btw – we bought 3 additional season tickets for the north end zone – if family not goin use, they available for cost

    that would be $13 each

  92. warriorsun July 31, 2011 6:13 pm

    #75 a-house,

    JJ believed on every play he had a receiver open, but the QB/WRs needed to understand the D alignment. that is the reason he would wait for the full 25 seconds. they had reads. JJ was setting his plays and tooling the D. he used motion to reset his receivers to glimpse at defensive shifts in coverage. his game was totally different than the no-huddle, quick-snap. didnt need to audiblize. cant argue with the man–his offense was top tier in TY, passing yards and scoring production….imo, the setback was the time it took OTJ to learn his system. very difficult for a QB, even with a cam newton talent, to absorb in a year. another drawback–he didnt substitute his skill players on O, that left gaps in subsequent seasons.

    colt often quipped he had no idea what he was doing in his first year. ash lelie caught TD passes running the wrong route….and so it goes.

    yes, we have offensive skill talent in 2011, the big question remains–how smart is rolo to keep it simple enuff for a 4.4 receiver to bust out in his inaugural year.

  93. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 6:16 pm

    Re: Austin Hansen

    He won’t be eligible until the bowl game.

  94. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 6:30 pm


  95. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 6:30 pm

    get ready al!

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid July 31, 2011 6:32 pm

    evenin’ Mr. Tsai

  97. Ralph July 31, 2011 6:32 pm

    ai-eee-soos only the leaders of both parties agreed along with the WH, the rank and file members of each party will vote on Monday. The leaders must convince enough members in the House and Senate for passage, otherwise, back to bickering.

  98. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 6:32 pm

    Hello, DPK

  99. Ralph July 31, 2011 6:33 pm

    is Al and Curt lurking for 100

  100. Ralph July 31, 2011 6:33 pm


  101. Ralph July 31, 2011 6:34 pm

    almost missed 100, moderator posted that I submitted too quickly. LOL 🙂

  102. RedZone July 31, 2011 6:35 pm

    wow that is the whole season.

  103. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 6:38 pm


    There was a problem in calculating his suspension. It was supposed to end at midseason, but another ruling said it will last until after the regular season. Now he probably could get an injunction to play, but going the litigation route might not be favored when he prepares for the NFL. People tell me he’s a legitimate pro prospect. Better to take the hit now than later, I suppose.

  104. warriorsun July 31, 2011 6:41 pm

    ST, thanx for the update on hansen. too bad. wish austin and his family the best….

  105. wafan July 31, 2011 6:45 pm

    Yay, for the winners!!!

  106. wafan July 31, 2011 6:49 pm

    A-House . . .

    I am over here. Are you over here or over there?

  107. wafan July 31, 2011 6:49 pm

    2nd century.

  108. wafan July 31, 2011 6:50 pm

    Too bad for Hansen. Whatever the infraction need to pay the price.

    Hope his future is super bright!

  109. MCB July 31, 2011 6:51 pm

    re Austin Hansen – so hard to believe that he is suspended a whole season when Terrell Pryor would have been suspended 5 games, Cam Newton received no suspension……

  110. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 6:53 pm


    He’s an interesting guy. But very smart. Overall, this is a smart team

  111. chawan_cut July 31, 2011 6:55 pm

    my turn to watch the K5 special…

  112. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 6:58 pm


    His father is a good guy. Travels to all of the road games. Same as the fathers of Masch, Pollard, Meatoga, etc. Like I said yesterday, I respect good parents. I think there are a lot of great ones on the blog.

  113. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 31, 2011 7:02 pm

    What did I miss re Austin Hansen? When, where, what?

  114. Bowwar July 31, 2011 7:15 pm

    Mahalo Avis for selecting me!! Hey, where is Rainbow Cliff nowadays?? Who is going to do punt & kick-off returns forbthe Warriors? Is the kicking competition that stiff?

  115. Bowwar July 31, 2011 7:17 pm

    Mahalo Avis for selecting me!

    Hey, where is Rainbow Cliff nowadays??

    Who is going to do punt & kick-off returns for the Warriors? Is the kicking competition that stiff?

  116. Bowwar July 31, 2011 7:18 pm

    Oops sorry for the double post…

  117. chawan_cut July 31, 2011 7:29 pm

    neon green unis!

  118. warriorsun July 31, 2011 7:59 pm

    stephen, met his dad. super parents. agree. royce’s dad was there from the beginning to encourage and support his son. great story.

  119. A-House July 31, 2011 8:17 pm


    ova heah, ova heah, i herd da boys r comin, da boys r comin!

  120. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 8:19 pm

    Are the players all bunking in the dance studio already?

  121. A-House July 31, 2011 8:23 pm

    Tony Pollard is a character:

    after the Sugar Bowl we aare sitting at the UAL boarding gate when I decide to confirm our departure as a hurricane was approaching Orlando

    as I’m walking to the “board”, I hear this loud voice say, “hey, Hawaii”, I turn around and see him smiling at me and waving – now, I’m saying who da hell is this guy, but I smile back and motion to him that I will be back.

    walk over to him and we start chatting as we were long lost good pals – first time I ever laid eyes on him and vice versa – we introduce ourselves and continue chatting, laughing – just a grand ole time – other passengers were also amused with us.

    I go back to Mrs A-House and Midori and they, “who is that guy”? – so I explain and we all had a good laugh.

    next meeting was at the NaKoa end of season banquet at Waikiki Shearton – in the main lobby, I spok him and yell, “hey, Hawaii”, Tony immediately turns, gives me a big smile and we shake hands and hug – so good to see him!

  122. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 8:53 pm

    only 123 comments? slow day!

  123. kawika49 July 31, 2011 8:54 pm

    less spam

  124. kawika49 July 31, 2011 8:56 pm

    #123 do you know who has the tsaiko caligraphic logo? I want to make some hachimaki.

  125. kawika49 July 31, 2011 8:56 pm

    Tsaiko Headbands

  126. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 8:58 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    It’s nice to win something, but what do you do with your prizes after awhile?

    Since I am not a pack rat, I tend to discard prizes or gifts.

    I hate clutter.

  127. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 8:59 pm

    kawika, you should ask Jason. He might know.

  128. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 9:01 pm

    well, I must admit that I don’t discard food gifts… unless it’s really raunchy.

    Food is always a good gift — also flowers are good too.

  129. madeinhawaii July 31, 2011 9:10 pm

    What is the Kanji for “Tsai”?

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  133. Coach Clearance July 31, 2011 9:32 pm

    I must say that overall I am really impressed with this blog.It is easy to see that you are passionate about your writing. If only I had your writing ability I look forward to more updates and will be returning.

  134. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 10:03 pm

    Prayers and blessings, W and Dr. Doc for your brother-in-law and ohana.

    A very dear friend passed from pancreatic cancer a couple years ago – he did not drink wine or other alcoholic beverages. He was also Ikaika Alama-Francis’s uncle Tracy.

  135. warriorsun July 31, 2011 10:06 pm


    well, well. i hate clutter too. im a neat freak. im constantly tossing stuff. i believed i had a disorder (naturally advanced by my sons) until a psychiatrist friend told me that horders have a mental disorder. i dont want to start anything controversial except to say i was relieved to know that my particular obsession wasnt clinically psychotic.

  136. homey ℞ July 31, 2011 10:23 pm

    I have a mental disorder. Therefore, I’ll take my sleep therapy.

    Goodnight and thanks ST for the info.

  137. warriorsun July 31, 2011 10:27 pm


    i know mac said he has a smart team. it’s not so much that folks doubt gramp’s sincerity as much as the fresh memory of bonehead mistakes and a rash of illegal procedure calls at critcal times in his tenure has turned most into harry truman “show me” fans. mac is not so innocent either having suffered through mental sideline lapses….but, alas, one can be neutralized….so, we can hope for the positive and we shall see. high football IQs win games.

  138. gigi-hawaii July 31, 2011 10:33 pm

    yeah, I can barely keep my eyes open.

    Good to know, Liz.

    We are comrades, warrior sun.

    Al’s gift card will have to wait for another time. We ate T bone steak and grilled shrimp at Denney’s tonight, instead of Romano’s. Might use the card next Sunday.

    Mahalo, gang, for the laughs! I just love the blog.

    ST, you da best!

    g’nite all.

  139. Stephen Tsai July 31, 2011 10:38 pm

    Rolo always says his QBs ask good questions. I didn’t know what that meant until I heard the newcomers pressing the vets for details. Sharp guys.

  140. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 10:43 pm

    EARTH CITY, MO – JULY 31: Greg Salas #87 of the St. Louis Rams hauls in a kick return during training camp at the Russell Training Center on July 31, 2011 in Earth City, Missouri.

  141. SteveM July 31, 2011 10:47 pm

    Going to try to sleep too.

    Back to work tomorrow.

    …it’s been a while…

    hope I remember how. 👿

    Good night everyone!

  142. LizKauai (macbook) July 31, 2011 10:48 pm

    hmmm. OCD is not a disorder? ok.

    Nighty night and Tsweet Warrior dreams!

  143. warriorsun July 31, 2011 11:04 pm

    fans that follow college football on a national scale can readily recognize intelligent coaches.

    they breed IQ into their players. it is partly contagious but strongly enforced into a detailed daily regimen ad nauseum. in fact, playing smart is interwoven into practice and parceled as a byproduct of every drill. chris petersen does it in every phase of his teaching.

    in baseball, players are taught to mentally anticipate and visualize every possible scenario on every pitch. coaches then practice these scenarios. ditto for coaching football. the more prepared, the higher the football IQ curve rises.

    JJ was on target when he said that speed cannot be taught. however, the same is not true about playing smart. good coaching covers that base.

  144. al August 1, 2011 1:09 am

    what newcomers that are qb’s?

  145. A-joe August 1, 2011 5:12 am

    Whatever sport- you can teach philosophy. You can teach technique. What you can’t teach is talent.

    You can prepare an athlete to anticipate every possible scenario. If they can’t execute their knowledge attained, all is moot.

    Any athlete can improve their play with good coaching. At to what effective level is the key factor.

  146. d1shima August 1, 2011 6:00 am

    Great Morning All!

    I won?!?! I really, really won???


  147. Shoko August 1, 2011 6:11 am


    Congrats, D1.

  148. rich2176 (droid x) August 1, 2011 6:32 am

    Morning gang! @ UNLV box office. Only people in line are Warrior fans.

  149. Slugger August 1, 2011 7:08 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Mahalo, rich2176!

  150. wafan August 1, 2011 7:11 am

    A super first day of *summer* school for the kids!

  151. wafan August 1, 2011 7:12 am

    Rich . . .

    Thanks for standing in line for the Tsai-kos!!!


  152. rich2176 (droid x) August 1, 2011 7:28 am

    Section 115. $31per ticket. $28 face value $3 handlin & processing. Their charge, not mine. Lol

    Rasu coming to pick me up

  153. chopsueyboy August 1, 2011 7:48 am

    Watched UW game from 2007 with radio audio sync with telecast.

    I’m ready for this season to start and travel to Huskie Stadium

  154. Pride. August 1, 2011 7:48 am

    Big Mahalo Rich2176! Much appreciated.

  155. Da Punchbowl Kid August 1, 2011 8:12 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

  156. wafan August 1, 2011 8:19 am

    Thank you, too, to RB for providing Rich’s transportation!


  157. tommui August 1, 2011 8:27 am


    I got interested in the exchange about OCD and looked it up in Google:

    “Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include: …

    Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up “just right.”

    Common compulsive behaviors in OCD include:

    Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning. ”

    And I guess another OCD behavior is looking up Google to find out …

    Good morning DPK

  158. Couch potato August 1, 2011 8:44 am

    don’t forget OCD’s cousin, OCR, Obsessive Compulsive Rambling.

    and OCP, Obsessive Compulsive Personalities.

  159. NYUH August 1, 2011 9:22 am

    158 and 159: You must be talking about the Tea Party.

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