In the running

Samson Anguay and Chinedu Amadi will compete at running back this spring.

Both were slotbacks who redshirted as freshmen because of injuries last year. Anguay suffered a torn ACL during unsupervised workouts last June. Amadi suffered a shoulder injury during training camp.

* * * * *

The basketball Warriors are done for this season. What do they need to do next? Thoughts?

* * * * *

Congratulations to former UH coach Brian Smith and his wife (and original blog member) Liane on the birth of their daughter, Chloe.


  1. BleedGreen808 March 10, 2012 3:28 am

    Hoping to see a game today.

  2. BleedGreen808 March 10, 2012 3:29 am

    Anguay and Amadi should do well.

    Congrats to Coach Smith! Hope he finds a job soon.

  3. BleedGreen808 March 10, 2012 3:30 am

    It would be a miracle if the NIT selects MBB. Still get chance.

  4. BleedGreen808 March 10, 2012 3:32 am

    Can’t wait for spring ball to arrive. I need my football fix.

  5. A=House March 10, 2012 3:51 am

    Hi Bleedgreen!

    Up early as had to complete screening for viruses – now back to sleep!

  6. WarriorNY March 10, 2012 4:24 am

    I don’t know how many seniors were on this years BB team but it sure did seem like they had a lot of potential. At times you could see it. We just need to solidify our team defense perhaps working the 2/3 zone a bit more. (We give up way to many layups) And work on our short game offensively. If Stokes can facilitate a little bit better after breaking down the defense instead of taking an off balance shot, we could see a great team next year. Nice Season, can’t wait for next year…

  7. Midnight March 10, 2012 4:25 am

    Happy Trails to all! We are having some dampness here in Arlington, TX too. Barbara and I send our Love!

  8. Midnight March 10, 2012 4:30 am

    Tomorrow, we set our clocks forward one hour! Then it will be five hours difference between Hawaii and Texas. We have had a relatively warm winter, and very little snow if any. Wondering if the summer will be more hot than the previous one. Nevertheless, Life is good, but it would be better if Barbara and I could go to Waikiki every day like we did in the past.

  9. krump1_AKA_protector March 10, 2012 4:56 am

    With the B-Ball Warriors, I hope we have enough scholies for 1 or 2 more pure Point Guards. I still feel Shaquille Stokes is more of a natural “2” than a “1”; that’s why the transition is harder for him (to accomplish Gib’s objectives the way Miah did so easily). With Orel Lev (the Israeli guard who seems destined to be Zane’s heir apparent) coming in and a several significant “bangers” being added in David Fotu, Caleb Dressler and the current red-shirt Christian Stanhardinger (to help Vander, Da Beast and Trevor), we look pretty solid. Still would love to see Blakes somehow find his way to Manoa, although we keep receiving disappointing news.

  10. kapakahi March 10, 2012 5:08 am

    RB corp starting to look pretty deep for Warriors this Spring…

    – Sterling Jackson (Sr.)

    – John Lister (Soph.)

    – Will Gregory (Fr.)

    – Chinedu “Promise” Amadi (Fr.)

    – Samson Anguay (Soph.)

    – Josh Gonda (Fr.)

    …with Steven Lakalaka joining roster in the Fall.

    Now Warriors probably gotta build up the FB corp too….

    – Joey Iosefa (Soph.)

    – Jaref Leaf (Fr.)

    – Dustin Elisara (Soph.)

    Just wondering whether there’s any chance of Hogan Rosehill (Jr.) possibly re-joining the team.

  11. kapakahi March 10, 2012 5:10 am

    RB corp starting to look pretty deep for Warriors this Spring…

    – Sterling Jackson (Sr.)

    – John Lister (Soph.)

    – Will Gregory (Fr.)

    – Chinedu “Promise” Amadi (Fr.)

    – Samson Anguay (Fr.)

    – Josh Gonda (Fr.)

    …with Steven Lakalaka joining roster in the Fall.

    Now Warriors probably gotta build up the FB corp too….

    – Joey Iosefa (Soph.)

    – Jaref Leaf (Fr.)

    – Dustin Elisara (Soph.)

    Just wondering whether there’s any chance of Hogan Rosehill (Jr.) possibly re-joining the team.

  12. mo808 March 10, 2012 5:13 am

    Good mornin! MBB…I really thought there was so much potential with this team at the start. Hopefully, Coach Gib’s can recruit the missing pieces for next year. Players who’ll go after the rebounds and guys who can shoot 3’s are on my wish list! If those guys are already on this team then show me or sit.

    Best wishes to Coach Smith & Liane on the new baby Chloe!

  13. mctruck March 10, 2012 5:29 am

    TEAM-DEFENSE, has got to improve, otherwise offensive scoring won’t help much. Speaking of team offense; definitely need 2-3 more, night-in-night-out scorerers. Looking foward to next seasons incoming recruits….lookin good….and agree, point guards to lead the offense. Good luck coach Gib and team.

  14. kapakahi March 10, 2012 5:34 am

    Even though Warriors look to have alot of young underclassmen RBs for future seasons, I’m still hoping that the Warriors are still actively recruiting Kahuku RB Aofaga Wily for the 2013 recruiting class.

    JMHO that Warriors should also take a good look at Waipahu FB/LB Wesley Nagaseu as a potential FB prospect for the 2013 recruiting class too.

  15. BigHiloFan2 March 10, 2012 5:43 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    1. I like Coach Gib. He is passionate about football. seems to know what he’s doing.

    gives the fans good enthusiasm and hope. hope he recruits well. gets a great shooter and a great point guard and someone who can hold their own in the middle. gonna need all 3 next season.

    2. Go Go Go Coach Chow!

  16. d1shima March 10, 2012 5:51 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations to the new parents and welcome Chloe!

  17. d1shima March 10, 2012 5:52 am

    The very next thing MBB should do is come home. πŸ˜‰

  18. BigHiloFan2 March 10, 2012 5:59 am

    Coach Chow get way more da kine than me. goes to show, he’ll do what he gotta do to make a betta team. even wait if he thinks waiting is good. putting more RB in da mix gotta believe da man has a plan.

    hoping Sione listening to his grandpa talking to him through youtube. that was awesome.

  19. BigHiloFan2 March 10, 2012 6:03 am

    Gotta go bury a friend today. That makes 3 this past week. Cheez, just wen i thinkin the world is gonna end,

    Coach Brian Smith and Liane make a Chloe.

    whew. Good job. Good job. πŸ˜€

  20. BigHiloFan2 March 10, 2012 6:04 am

    gotta go. hi ho hi ho. >>>>>>>>>>>

  21. bigislandkurt March 10, 2012 6:09 am

    Good morning friends.

    Best wishes to the MBBallers. May Gib work his magic and find some players in the off season. My kudos go to our Bigs — Vander and Josten. They played their butts off this year.

    As for football, I kinda feel bad for all the smaller slots that we have like Anguay, Amadi, Paclebar and so on. The Norm Chow template sure don’t appear like there’s a place for the abundant number of smaller receivers we had during the previous era. Yes, they are moved to running back, but seriously, really? Hope things work out.


  22. jm2375 March 10, 2012 6:23 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hoping the weather holds up so da Wahine can come out & play today!

    Congrats to Brian and Liane Smith.

  23. wafan March 10, 2012 6:35 am

    Great Saturday world!!!

  24. SteveM March 10, 2012 6:35 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I’m up inexplicably early today… and in a rare top 30!

    Congratulations to Liane and family!

  25. wafan March 10, 2012 6:36 am

    Congratulations to the new parents!

    And, welcome to the world Chloe!


  26. wafan March 10, 2012 6:37 am

    Again, thanks to the BasketBows for an awesome comeback yesterday. Next year, guys!

  27. wafan March 10, 2012 6:38 am

    Happy birthday to the Big Guy!

  28. SteveM March 10, 2012 6:42 am

    Thanks for the reminder, wafan…


    …another original Tsai-ko! 😎

  29. Hilo Moon March 10, 2012 6:44 am

    Big Hilo –

    Yesterday afternoon, I was mowing the lawn and enjoying the sun, when I get a phone call from Honolulu friend. The guy didn’t believe me when I told him the sun was shining. I know that this friend reads this blog daily, so if you can, please verify that it wasn’t raining in the Hilo downtown area. Thanks.

    Wouldn’t you know, as I write this, the ua nui is falling! Bachi?

  30. Pomai March 10, 2012 6:51 am

    JM2375 wots da skys look like over der?

  31. jkjones March 10, 2012 6:53 am

    Much work ahead for Chow and Co in piecing roster players into his pro-set offense.

    they will need to be part-coach and part-magician or creative.

    Prolly all of the above.

    It will be intriquing for sure, esp where redshirts are concerned. They are unknown quantities. In particular Gregory, Leaf and Amadi.

    Of the total bunch, I dont see a classic TB.

    Without seeing him, perhaps, Amadi.

    To be sure, TBs tailored for Chow’s O will come in future recruiting classes.

    So, for now, it will challenge Chow and Co to create packages that fit his current inventory of roster players. Spring auditions will lend a clue as to where the chairman is heading or what he needs to tweak.

  32. SteveM March 10, 2012 7:01 am

    Good to see midnight and mctruck posting from Texas this morning! Also “long time” to Hilo Moon!

  33. jkjones March 10, 2012 7:04 am

    sure hope vander returns for his senior year….with the summer olympics looming and all.

  34. polywarrior4life March 10, 2012 7:04 am

    Good Morning Ya’ll,

    Looks like the sun will be coming back out from hibernation today in beautiful Hawaii.

    Good luck to SA and CPA on there competition for the RB spot.

    The men’s basketball team will return next season stronger then this past season. It took a while, but they never gave up and played like true warriors. Great season, time for the off season training to begin.

    Congrats too the new parents.

  35. jm2375 (Infuse) March 10, 2012 7:21 am

    Pomai – I’m at Manoa McDonald’s. It’s windy and dry with the sun peeking through. MPI. bb field still has large puddles.

    Good luck to Screechier. It’s SAT time. *tsaigh*

  36. ai-eee-soos March 10, 2012 7:22 am


  37. ai-eee-soos March 10, 2012 7:23 am

    Good Luck to Samson Anguay and Chinedu Amadi.

    Go Warriors !!!

  38. Hank March 10, 2012 7:25 am

    I think Shaq should remain at 2-guard.

  39. Slugger March 10, 2012 7:28 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Congratulations to Brian and Liane on Chloe’s arrival!!! Hope everything turns out well for a coaching job.

    Good luck to Samson and Edu! Samson’s been coming to the softball games w/ some of the other players. Maybe we’ll see y’all there today.


  40. ai-eee-soos March 10, 2012 7:33 am

    bringing this over from last night’s blog …

    March 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    UH offers UH offers QB Tyler Cogswell a scholarship; 6-5; 220; from Florida.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 7:44 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Congrats to the Smiths. Welcome to the world Chloe! πŸ™‚

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 7:46 am

    Wish there was a way to “screech” here, because if there was, I’d screech:


    Luckily I can’t screech here. It actually sounds kind of disturbing.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 7:49 am

    Running backs are plentiful, talented and young. I think Anguay and Ahmadi got the “quicks” to be pretty good. Hope both stay healthy.

    Can’t wait for Spring Ball.

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 7:54 am


    Looks like there will be some serious competition for Cogswell. Chow’s Heisman resume should be a lot of help when UH goes after QB recruits. He’s the ONLY coach to have tutored three Heisman-winning quarterbacks.

  45. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 8:02 am

    Where is Miah projected to play?

  46. al March 10, 2012 8:09 am

    in the chow offense, it calls for a tight end, wide receiver, and a slot receiver.

    miah should be competing for slot receiver minutes.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 8:10 am

    Hey pj2 –

    How you? Most times at receiver I would think.

  48. al March 10, 2012 8:12 am

    running backs will have to specialize in this offense.

    there are big backs, blocking big backs, third down backs, speed backs, short yardage backs. chow tends to rotate his skill people if they can be trusted to do the job. typically lots of people could see meaningful playing time.

  49. BG March 10, 2012 8:14 am

    Good morning all…new and old Tsaikos alike…far and near!

    Someone please tell me who authored these lines…”Be still sad heart and cease repining, behind the clouds is the sun still shining. Thy fate is the common fate of all. Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary…” I’ve remembered these words for 50 years and haven’t run across them in any popular literature (i.e. Phil Steele, media guides, blogs) πŸ˜€ The last line begs for one’s personal completion. Mine is…”the rain nourishes and the spirit flourishes when the Son is here.”

    Here’s my “I can dream wish”…I wish I can make the time to join Slugger and the other Tsaikos at the softball games this afternoon. Click my heels three times…

  50. al March 10, 2012 8:15 am

    dragging over my last post last night…


    March 10th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    mbb…an okay season in spite of our glaring weaknesses.

    what was first considered a great recruiting class turned out to be quite a wash. the loss of gerry blakes, deshawn mitchell, dillon biggs, and ronnie stevens to academic issues really hurt this year’s team.

    the first three represented the new age basketball player, athletic, hops, slasher, dasher, shooter and can handle the rock.

    i think the replacements did okay, though not spectacular as the first class was supposed to do. shaq showed his potential in the end as did hauns b.

    jefferson needs to find a shot. otherwise he was fun to watch.

    i hope standhardinger will be as good as advertised. not sure what tavita or jawato will bring.

    you know two guys will not be here next year. gib needs to find the missing parts. will gerry blakes be eligible? if not look for two athletic guard/forward types to come in to the scene.

    i have a notion who may be cutting ties with us…but i’ll reserve comment.

  51. gmahoney March 10, 2012 8:17 am

    The Rainy Day-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    THE DAY is cold, and dark, and dreary;

    It rains, and the wind is never weary;

    The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,

    But at every gust the dead leaves fall,

    And the day is dark and dreary. 5

    My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;

    It rains, and the wind is never weary;

    My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,

    But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,

    And the days are dark and dreary. 10

    Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;

    Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;

    Thy fate is the common fate of all,

    Into each life some rain must fall,

    Some days must be dark and dreary.

  52. BG March 10, 2012 8:19 am

    CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Brian and Liane on the arrival of Chloe. Wishing only the very best and brightest future for you.

  53. BG March 10, 2012 8:20 am

    Knew I could depend on the Tsaikos!!! Thanks gmahoney!!!

  54. gmahoney March 10, 2012 8:26 am

    Ah shucks, BG, I just googled it. I remember hearing that poem once also. English class, St. Francis.

  55. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 8:43 am

    BG and gmahoney, you guys good. I thought was Flip Wilson. πŸ™‚

  56. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 8:45 am

    DPK, I’m good. Gotta go to a baby luau later. Missing baseball and softball. Maybe catch softball tomorrow.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 8:45 am

    gmahoney –

    He coulda been writing about the weather in Kahalu’u on certain days… πŸ˜† Go look outside, go, go try!

  58. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 8:48 am

    FW’s Geraldine.

  59. Kendall March 10, 2012 9:06 am

    With Basketball Season done, Coach Gib and staff should go out and recruit. Recruit athletic players. Try to scour the same paths New Mexico State have ventured, Canada, Stoneridge Prep, etc.

  60. lava March 10, 2012 9:25 am

    Moving these slots to the backfield says more about the coaches not knowing how to use slots than it does about these players’ ability to be productive running backs. Just my opinion. Given that the coaches have coached forever, that is probably a dumb comment. I think we need to continue to develop guys who can be productive slot receivers.

  61. ai-eee-soos March 10, 2012 9:29 am


    Coach Tommy Lee at Honolulu QB CLub Luncheon on Monday, Maple Gardens.

    $15 lunch starts @ 11:30 am; program begins @ noon.

    SA sports, page C8.

  62. lolojoe March 10, 2012 9:32 am

    so wea you tink da qb going play?

  63. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 9:34 am

    llj, Probably behind the center.

    Eh, we related?

  64. Kekoa March 10, 2012 9:43 am

    If, as they say, “into each life some rain must fall…somehow, I’ve gotten more than I deserve!!”

    Best wishes to coach Brian and ohana.

    G’day Tsaiko Nation!

  65. Kekoa March 10, 2012 9:45 am

    Whoops! Almost porgot…Happy Birthday RK!

  66. Kekoa March 10, 2012 9:51 am

    Pomai ~

    Due to the scheduled SB games at noon and 4 PM.. You may call me, so we can reschedule the pick up plan this afternoon for another day.

  67. al March 10, 2012 9:56 am

    lava…our roster was loaded with slotbacks and wide receivers.

    we went from two slotbacks and two wide receivers (and sometimes a 5th receiver) on the field to one slot and one wr.

    we exited this past season with 17 returning receivers.

    moving some to other positions where they can be more productive is a wise decision.

    anguay and amadi have both run the ball a lot with a lot of success in high school. this to me is a great move because the returning rb’s don’t have the slash and dash that these to possess.

  68. Stephen Tsai March 10, 2012 9:57 am

    It appears Idaho and Utah State will be heading to the pay-in tournaments.

    Just as well.

    Yesterday’s ending leaves everyone with hopeful feelings entering the offseason.

  69. el burro sabio March 10, 2012 10:12 am

    Yesterday’s ending also get Miah back onto the field sooner, which is better for him since everyone starts from scratch this spring.

  70. lava March 10, 2012 10:30 am

    Good point Al. I don’t associate slash and dash backs with Chow. Has he helped develop any stars at this position?

  71. lava March 10, 2012 10:36 am

    Re # 50, in terms of guys with eligibility not returning, my first guess would be Vander, and my second guess would be Shaq.

  72. RedZone March 10, 2012 10:54 am

    John White at Utah averaged over a 100 yds rushing per game last year. He is not a big back.

  73. RedZone March 10, 2012 10:56 am

    Coach Chow will probably say that it all starts up front anyway. If you can’t block you aint going anywhere.

  74. al March 10, 2012 11:54 am

    red zone…that is the one.

  75. al March 10, 2012 11:55 am

    lava…reading in to the press post game conference last night, i’d say they will be back.

  76. al March 10, 2012 11:57 am

    did we lose the big guy from sacramento?

  77. al March 10, 2012 12:05 pm

    oh well. i had a feeling that the longer it took, the more likely that fanaika would opt for the big time rather than where the heart was.

    oh well, good luck.

    lunch is one me….hahahaha.

  78. kev-1 March 10, 2012 12:29 pm

    LSU board says it’s a false alarm . . . coaches say nothing official yet

    al, you see something else?

  79. Manoa March 10, 2012 12:34 pm

    Chow has had slash and dash running backs at BYU and at USC– you can do that when you have a fullback and a tight end to block.

    Chow will run a lot of formations and combinations of players like Al said– he did that in the Utah bowl game this year. He will slots in one set and Hbacks and a TE in another set.

    Also, the base West Coast and Pro Set offenses release the TE, H Back, Slots, RB, and FB as receivers, adding even more versatility to the attack.

  80. DaveLetterMan March 10, 2012 12:59 pm

    Congrats to base Bows. Win first game 2-1.

  81. Kekoa March 10, 2012 2:14 pm

    PapaJoe DEE-livers!

    Mahalo to he and his lovely wife for stopping briefly on top da Ceded lands bearing yummy treats direct from her very own brick oven kitchen. Just in time to snack on during the Mbb game.

  82. WWF March 10, 2012 2:24 pm

    Will be exciting to watch TE’s and FB’s blocking for the RB,

    RB’s and FB’s blocking for the Slot receiver,

    Will be exciting to see our FB’s throwing the rock.

    Ever wonder where would we have been now if they picked Coach Chow instead of Coach Mack?

  83. papajoe2 March 10, 2012 2:29 pm

    Kekoa, sorry the visit was so short. We missed our connection with my wife’s friend anyway. Enjoy, but save some for the keiki.:)

  84. MattyBoy March 10, 2012 2:48 pm

    So Al,

    Wheres a good place to have lunch??? ; )

  85. cake noodle March 10, 2012 3:04 pm

    Men’s BB. Feel it was a disappointing year because of the greater expectations based on Gib’s first year and the big implosion at the end of the regular season. Gib lost couple of games this year b/c of game management mistakes; but he is still young and these are growing pains. To his credit, he doesn’t seem to make the same game management mistakes twice.

    Remains to be seen how good a recruiter Gib is; so far he is a great recruiter of talented kids who cannot get into school. Maybe Gib can get them to commit b/c all the other coaches stopped recruiting them knowing they could not get into school. Gets the fans excited and then a let down. Isaac Fotu another one?

    Also remains to be seen whether he grows into learning how to relate, treat and nurture players on the team; understand he has a very foul and abusive mouth. Wonder why so many players have left the team? Salter, Coleman, Brumfield, Barnes, etc. in such a short period of time?

    But all in all, seeing what shape the program was in before Gib arrived, I think Gib is ahead of schedule but there are some clouds forming on the horizon. Hope it clears up.

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid March 10, 2012 3:05 pm

    Haapy Birthday to the big feller.

  87. al March 10, 2012 3:12 pm

    stop the music!

    stop the music!!!

    reports out of san mateo are that fehoko fanaika has not committed to lsu. still no decision.

    mattyboy, ahouse…put your smile back in your pocket. hahaha.

  88. bigislandkurt March 10, 2012 3:12 pm

    Gib gotta go back to Angola. Bring in another Vander. When recruiting state side, please recruit players who will qualify.


  89. Kekoa March 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    PapaJoe DEE-livers!

    Mahalo to he and his lovely wife for stopping briefly on top da Ceded lands bearing yummy treats direct from their very own brick oven kitchen. Just in time to snack on during the Mbb game.

  90. al March 10, 2012 3:24 pm

    whoa, kekoa the buggah smell some good. you save us some??

  91. Ipu Man March 10, 2012 3:27 pm


  92. MattyBoy March 10, 2012 3:32 pm


    There must be some truth to that rumor. Seems that chances are that he’s leaning toward LSU.

  93. Ipu Man March 10, 2012 3:33 pm

    Knock! Knock!

    Who’s there?


    Emma who?

    Emma bit cold!…


  94. tom mui March 10, 2012 3:38 pm

    #97 – AL – is there hope or is this hope against hope?

  95. tom mui March 10, 2012 3:39 pm

    Sorry AL – I meant your #90

  96. wafan March 10, 2012 3:40 pm

    Must be had rice and eggs on sale.

  97. tom mui March 10, 2012 3:40 pm

    Did I get a chance to wish everyone a sunny Saturday?

  98. wafan March 10, 2012 3:41 pm


    Been a while.

  99. wafan March 10, 2012 3:41 pm


  100. tom mui March 10, 2012 3:42 pm

    Sorry IPU MAN- beat you to it (100) unless ST deletes a few more spams and the count gets all jammed up again.

  101. Ipu Man March 10, 2012 3:50 pm

    tm no worry beef curry…



  102. Ipu Man March 10, 2012 3:51 pm

    Anybody been to LSU campus? Is it pretty?

  103. Ipu Man March 10, 2012 3:54 pm

    Knock! Knock!

    Who’s there?


    Alaska who?

    Alaska my Mom if I can come out

    and play in the snow.

  104. d1shima March 10, 2012 4:05 pm

    Is it pretty?

    Some might say that having Tiger Stadium roaring so loud on a Saturday night that it registers on a Richter scale 50 miles away is pretty.

  105. Punaluu March 10, 2012 4:38 pm

    #88 – I don’t know Coach Arnold but I really doubt that he has a “foul and abusive mouth.” He seems like a good guy who is very passionate about his team and the game. On the sidelines he is so intense he seems like he wants to jump into the game. His assts. have to hold him back at times but I like his intensity and passion.

    I think players who leave are so used to being the “star” in high school that they have a hard time sitting on the bench. They need time to mature. I don’t think they left because of Coach Arnold.

  106. kris March 10, 2012 5:59 pm

    #88 I agree with Punaluu. With all this about Mac being soft on players you want Gib to relate to treat and nuture? Please!!!

    It’s big boy sports. If you aren’t the best in practice, guess what? you don’t play.

    If you cannot play within the system, you not going to play.

    Josten proves this, when he does what he is supposed to do, he plays and excels. When he doesn’t, he sits. And when our starters sit, we lose.

  107. kapakahi March 10, 2012 6:01 pm

    Wow….even Southern Illinois University website has gametracker.

  108. kapakahi March 10, 2012 6:09 pm

    Back-to-back jacks….2-run HR by Kliebenstein then solo HR by Li’ili’i.

    7-1 lead in bottom of 6th.

  109. Slugger March 10, 2012 6:40 pm

    Happy birthday, Kekaula!

  110. jm2375 March 10, 2012 8:22 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine! 19-0!! Woohoo!!

    Also congrats to the BaseBows, especially the pitching staff, on their great play today.

  111. Buffoman March 10, 2012 9:44 pm

    What UH men’s basketball team could use would be a rebounder like that kid Milsap who played for LaTech a few years back, and the second coming of Miah.

    If they get these, they’d be tough to beat.

    I am still amazed that UH is battling LSU for that very large Polynesian gentleman. I’d like to think we’d come in on top, but I really doubt we can battle that kind of deep pockets they have at that Southern institution.

  112. jm2375 March 10, 2012 10:51 pm

    slow night.

  113. d1shima March 10, 2012 11:37 pm

    Congratulations Soft B πŸ™‚ ws!

    Something to unwind


  114. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 12:47 am




    I saw the sun alot yesterday.

    this morning, when i went swimming at 4miles, was just pau raining. nice and cool in da cold watah. πŸ˜€

  115. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 12:50 am

    Mbb Coach Gib

    check out Knight at Lamar. bugga wen throw all his senios unda da bus. public whipping. day responded.

    you gotta have da heart, and da team gotta know you got them in your heart. show your crew your credibility. jmho.

  116. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 1:01 am

    i wonda why Fehoko still trying for decide where to go? Since puttin me on notice he having hard time trying fo decide if he like play fo us, i’ve said goodbye to 3 friends, Ceci, Olivera, Puna. Cici gave me class picture of us in kindergarden 59 years ago. gave me memories. no wonder Dodo was choke choke peeps last night. wonderful lady.

    Fehoko could be like dat. winning is a journey. memories takes time.

    if Fehoko Fanaika comes Hawaii, waiting will have been worth it, and it is a big big big deal. If he no come, he no come, then the wait was no big deal.

    so come on Fehoko Fanaika. Make the wait the big deal.

    an give Al his lunch. :mrgreen:

  117. wafan March 11, 2012 2:54 am

    Fine Sunday to all!

  118. wafan March 11, 2012 2:55 am

    Huzzah to the SoftBows!


  119. wafan March 11, 2012 2:55 am

    d1 . . .

    Thanks for the link. Awesome musician!

  120. wafan March 11, 2012 2:56 am

    Three hour difference between there and here. Lost an hour.

  121. bleedgreen March 11, 2012 2:57 am

    The development of the running backs will be fun to follow this season, especially Samson. He has speed few can match.

  122. wafan March 11, 2012 2:57 am

    Bravo BaseBows!


  123. papajoe2 March 11, 2012 5:27 am

    Good Sunday morning errybody.

  124. Slugger March 11, 2012 5:47 am

    Good morning, gang! Morning, midnight! Morning, papajoe2!

  125. Slugger March 11, 2012 5:48 am

    Good morning, wafan! Is it warming up there?

  126. mctruck March 11, 2012 5:48 am

    time check…test, test.1 2 3 4.

  127. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 5:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    looks like Hilo gonna shine today.

  128. krump1_AKA_protector March 11, 2012 6:01 am

    Morning all. The Sotftball Wahine were again impressive and resilient (and weatherproof, apparently! It’s a shame the bad weather kept so many from witnessing it in person;; it was special. Looking forward to the games today and a very challenging array of opponents next week.

  129. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 6:02 am

    o.o. da clouds stay peekin out in Pepeekeo. πŸ˜€

    day making like Fehoko. no can make up da mind. πŸ˜€

    c’mon. Coach Chow can make nice nice.

    me, i no like my coach get bummed.

    i no we can use him right away cuz he get experience

    an attitude…

    so I know Coach Chow stay leaning backward fo accomodate

    da talented Poly.

    but I wuz looking at da running game at LSU, and the guys they get returning from last years time on da oline. ummmm…. maybe he no believe Coach Chow.

    dats too bad. brudda should believe us, and Coach Chow. and mostly, himself. can.

    brudda. can can.

  130. wafan March 11, 2012 6:06 am

    Ugh! Some low land snow predicted this week.

    Probably just enough for the lolo-ness to come out in drivers with trucks and SUV’s.

  131. krump1_AKA_protector March 11, 2012 6:10 am

    Re: big boy sweepstakes. I think it’s great that UH has had such staying power in the face of the seductive wiles of the runner-up for the national championship along with the relentless pressure of twitter / facebook acquaintances that seem more like boosters or pimps rather than friendly and supportive advice-givers. I hope he doesn’t go over to the dark-side.

  132. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 6:13 am


    good article. can’t wait to learn more.

  133. BigHiloFan2 March 11, 2012 6:21 am

    given more time da Chowboys gonna know who fo target for da bigs.

    the Legislature and the Governor gotta get more active in making da long term plans for support UH football. nuttin like having da makings for a big time program and get one really really good coach and, at da end of the day, get junk kine Legislative support. Rep. Takai no can do da job all by hisself. And Inouye not gonna live forever. and Akaka bless his heart stay retiring. who we get in govt that are national leaders? guys who can give UH assistance now. use the football to bring national recognition to Hawaii?

    i tells you, times like dis make me go NUTZ! :mrgreen:

  134. wafan March 11, 2012 6:21 am

    Sayyed . . . eat more fiber for less problems in your end.

  135. krump1_AKA_protector March 11, 2012 6:24 am

    wafan, you’re hilarious.

  136. kapakahi March 11, 2012 6:32 am

    #134. bg,

    More than just his speed and quickness, JMHO that Samson has that knack of setting up blocks and can see and hit his running lanes decisively. That’s what he displayed in Spring Ball last year that won him the kickoff and punt returning jobs….before blowing out his knee…and before Scott Harding joined the team.

    Although not as explosive in his change-of-direction cuts, kinda reminds me of “Mighty Mouse” Chad Owens. Also the same size and powerful build.

  137. Da Punchbowl Kid March 11, 2012 7:21 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Love that article too, Beeg Heelo! Can’t wait for more, can’t wait for Spring Ball.

  138. gmahoney March 11, 2012 7:38 am

    Happy SUNday morning! Howdy, DPK! How’s the field looking for some Wahine SB?

  139. koakane March 11, 2012 7:53 am


    congrats to sball wahines and hardball warriors

    gmahoney take a strong windbreaker cause it’s like a hurricane up dea

  140. gmahoney March 11, 2012 8:05 am

    Thanks, KK, will do!

  141. Buffoman March 11, 2012 8:06 am

    The young man from NorCal has a very tough decision, true. What seems apparent in the process when one looks into it is that he is weighing the “bling factor” the flash, the material route to a similar end (a pro career) to one that leads with one’s heart, the soul of a man, so to speak. “Take away the clothes of a man and you will find the man” which seems to be what Uh has to offer. There’s no big stadium, locker rooms that need repair, a conference not recognized, but there is the heart of the team and the man who keeps the spirit burning.

    That young man will be in the pros under either program if he works hard and puts his tools to use.

    The decision really comes down to the path he will take. The heart or the glitz?

    He’s a bright young man to keep the question alive and bless him for the decision he is about to make.

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