Iosefa targets opener


If all goes according to plan, running back Joey Iosefa might be available to play in the Aug. 29 opener against USC.

“It’s been a week since I’ve been out, and I probably have three more weeks before I start (practicing),” said Iosefa, who suffered a displaced fracture in his left foot last week.

Is playing against USC a possibility? “Yes,” he said. “But I have to be smart about myself.”

He said he suffered the injury while performing the L-test. “I kind of rolled on it and heard a ‘pop,'” he said.

Because the fractured area did not move, surgery was not required. The fracture can heal through the foot being immobilized with a medical boot.

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Head coach Norm Chow said it is too early to set the depth chart, but this was the first practice’s No. 1 offensive line:

LT — Sean Shigematsu

LG — Mike Milovale

C — Ben Clarke

RG — Sully Wiefels

RT — Leo Koloamatangi

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Wide receiver Vasquez Haynes was running with the 1s when he said he “tweaked” his right shoulder while trying to make a diving catch. He said it’s not a concern, and he expects to resume practicing soon.

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Defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii gave himself so-so grades for his debut, but others were impressed with his first-step quickness. (And his second step, and third step …) Tulimasealii plays both the 3-technique and nose tackle, depending on the formation.


  1. PeteJek August 3, 2013 8:07 am


  2. PeteJek August 3, 2013 8:13 am

    Iosefa need not rush. Depth at RB adequate. Young & inexperienced, but talented enough. Hope Vele gets some playing time this year – FB or elsewhere.

  3. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 8:14 am

    Bringing up the rear of the east coast….

  4. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:16 am


    Very true.

  5. papajoe 2 August 3, 2013 8:19 am

    Good morning everybody!

    Top 10.

  6. Ipu Man August 3, 2013 8:19 am

    Go Rainbow Warriors…

    No Fear!

  7. kapakahi August 3, 2013 8:21 am

    Sully…..already ahead of 2-year starter Dave Lefotu. Wow!!!

  8. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 8:25 am

    I’m very curious as to Chow’s approach, but moreover his application of his particular brand of football on both the staff and players. One item that is consistently reinforced, at least on the professional level, is “buying in” to a particular style of play and/or system. Now, its obvious that Chow is beyond competent as far as Xs and Os, but we are soon approaching the inflection point of whether he has the right temperament, leadership skills, and personality that will lend towards the program rallying around his system.

    His history says we all should give him the benefit of the doubt until there is some measure or metric that says otherwise….

  9. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:26 am

    Ever stub your foot on a toy block?

    You can’t yell at the weight, but, ouch …

    OK, now I’m ready to cover some football.

  10. Old School Dave August 3, 2013 8:27 am

    Agree that Joey need not rush his comeback and risk not having a full recovery. He needs to be 100% ready to go for the MWC games.

  11. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:28 am


    It was one of those deals where we’re all checking and re-checking the roster.

    There are going to be some interesting battles.

    It’s also surprising to see Shigematsu on the left side.

  12. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:28 am

    And, yes, Frank Loyd is getting a lot of work at left tackle, too.

  13. Old School Dave August 3, 2013 8:30 am

    Seems like there will be more competition for jobs this season compared to last.

    Stephen, any word on where UH will be practicing in Utah after the USU game and the week prior to the Navy game? Maybe at the University of Utah?

  14. d1shima August 3, 2013 8:31 am

    Great Morning All!

    …will be checking back for practice updates!

    It’s football again! 🙂

  15. d1shima August 3, 2013 8:32 am

    BTW, Good to hear from various sources that the team seems to be more fit and able this season.

  16. Old School Dave August 3, 2013 8:32 am

    Looks like Lane Kiffin has decided to close all USC practices this season, which has never been done before.

  17. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:32 am


    What’s interesting is that Chow said he’s a “passing guy.” That’s pretty much his background. Now he wanted to improve the physical part with run-blocking linemen and tight ends, but going with more of a running game last year was probably out of necessity. Basically, with a young defense that was hurt by injuries, he tried to shorten the game on offense with the running attack. This year, you’ll see more of what probably is considered his style.

  18. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:33 am

    By the way, Allen Sampson played well yesterday. He had a nice touchdown. He’s a deep threat, probably more on the perimeter than in the slot.

  19. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 8:33 am

    #280 post of Norm Chow interview I found him straight forward and a no nonsense coach who realize he has to produce this season and show improvement from last year. Very gruff demeanor who has had successful seasons at MAJOR college programs as an accomplish Offensive Coordinator but can he translate that being a successful head coach especially in Hawaii in which football is the KING of the islands.

    I feel he can recruit and judge talent but can he relate to the players of today and surround himself around good assistants that can take on the tough schedule he has this season and use his EXPERIENCE to get the program back close to the June Jones era.

    That question alone is going to take time but how much time you give Chow a gentlemen in his late years who has proven as a quality play caller that the run n shoot is out and back to a pro set offense that features the running game. Can he please a fan base that is use to exciting offense and tough defense while reporters wait patiently and ask tough questions on why this and that did not work.

    The key to this season is the quaterback Graham I do believe setting the tone of the offense and the OFFENSIVE line that has been work in progress over the years. Time will tell good folks as we all will be watching very closely satisfied or mad “stink eyes” for the play or lack there of.

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation !

  20. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 8:37 am

    ST, Frank Loyd the iconic architect is also D1, very impressive and well-rounded.

    I know the topic is football, and specifically warrior football, but this will bring a smile to most everyone’s face…old school and funny at the same time:

  21. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:39 am

    Re: QBs

    People are going to like Graham, not just as a quarterback, but he’s truly a nice guy. He’s also very competitive.

    As a reporter, I respect Schroeder. For all the pounding he took last year, and for many of the one-sided outcomes, he always manned up and represented the team in post-game interviews. There were times he was really hurt, maybe even concussed, but he didn’t try to hide. You have to respect a guy like that.

    And, of course, everybody likes Jeremy Higgins. He works hard, and he’s a good teammate.

  22. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 8:41 am

    Is this team better? The same?

    I don’t know.

    But this looks like a different team. Remember what it was like when Darius Bright first arrived? There are, like, five Bright-sized receivers. Graham has some nice targets.

  23. jeezy33 August 3, 2013 8:43 am

    Seemed like it was David Griffins job to lose at LT. Did he not impress or did Sean improve a lot? I always thought Sean footwork was too slow for LT but maybe could play guard

  24. jeezy33 August 3, 2013 8:45 am

    17. Haha that doesn’t make sense though. Not really shortening the game going 3 and out and having Fresno play 3rd stringers in 2nd half…

    Norm just needs to stick to what he does best. Go down swinging mentality.

  25. jeezy33 August 3, 2013 8:48 am

    7. Lefotu hasn’t done much at all since he’s been here. Aside from being Mack’s so called gem of his class, he hasn’t performed well on the field

  26. WarriorNY August 3, 2013 8:53 am

    Hey all,

    Random motivational video for all…

  27. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 8:54 am

    Warrior—you are a Moloka’i guy?

  28. tommui August 3, 2013 8:57 am


    ST – thanks for keeping us informed.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid August 3, 2013 8:58 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Gettin’ so excited… we ARE a different team this year. In the Warriors, we trust, in Chow and his staff we trust.

    I could see a marked difference in the spring – add in the newbies and things are surely looking better.

    Hope Joey heals up completely before playing – you can’t keep a good man down.


  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 3, 2013 8:59 am

    Keep the good stuff coming, Tsai. Mornin’ Judge Mui!

  31. WarriorNY August 3, 2013 9:01 am


    yeah how’d you know that?

  32. mike808 August 3, 2013 9:03 am

    ST, did K. Bowen participate in the first practice?

  33. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 9:08 am

    Oh, saw your profile on the boosters page, and we had an email from Steve M., to try and get us linked up in NYC.

  34. 3-Prong August 3, 2013 9:09 am

    Beautiful day in Paradise. Where’s my sunscreen?

    ………..Let’s Go Bows!

  35. WarriorNY August 3, 2013 9:13 am

    Oh right on… Yeah we gotta grab a beer or something something out here… You got my email address now…

  36. jm2375 (iPad) August 3, 2013 9:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Welcome back, RainbowCliff!

    Hope Iosefa listens to the docs and trainers.

    Hope to see some of you at Blaisdell tonight.

  37. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 9:16 am

    Welcome back RainbowCliff. Happy to hear you are now well. Good to have the old time Tsaikos coming back to the blog.

  38. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 3, 2013 9:20 am


    Does the team practice on the weekends as well? If so, what time?

    The players and coaches are moving forward and working hard. I think this will be a much improved team. Defense will be our bright star if I had to guess.

  39. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 9:20 am


    We will be rocking with you tonight! Hope its a loooong concert as they have so many familiar songs.

  40. John August 3, 2013 9:36 am

    Take care of that foot, Joey! No need rush ’em.

    Love the quotes from above, ST. Getting psyched! Just bought away game tickets for UNLV and Navy. Can’t wait!

    Defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii gave himself so-so grades for his debut, but others were impressed with his first-step quickness. (And his second step, and third step …)

    Allen Sampson played well yesterday. He had a nice touchdown. He’s a deep threat, probably more on the perimeter than in the slot.

    Remember what it was like when Darius Bright first arrived? There are, like, five Bright-sized receivers. Graham has some nice targets.

  41. d1shima August 3, 2013 9:46 am

    Day 2 has begun

  42. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 10:10 am

    Not our beloved warriors, but a little something on local boy, Brandon Hardin of Kamehameha. In short, he has a bunch of high expectations placed at his feet….from a bears blog from a day ago….Athletically, it’s clear that Brandon Hardin belongs. He’s imposing, and he has the kind of athleticism that doesn’t just raise eyebrows, it makes them jump off your forehead and ask how it is possible for somebody that big to move that fast. However, despite being a third-round draft pick just over a year ago, he’s going to be under the microscope all camp.

    He seems to understand that, though, and nobody has higher expectations than himself.

    “My No. 1 goal is to be healthy. Obviously, I have to shake that ‘injury-prone’ tag,” he said. “I just want to go out there and play football like I know I can, and once that happens I know everything else will fall into place as far as playing time, and eventually I hope to prove I can be a starting safety here.”

  43. Haleakala August 3, 2013 10:16 am

    Good morning Gang!

    ST’s remark about Coach Chow being forced to run more last year than he liked due to necessity is on the mark.

    Coach is known for his passing attack but realistically he knew that he had to run more to keep the defenses honest. The poor quarterback still took a pounding on passing downs.

    A better offensive line this year will enable Coach Chow to play his game.

  44. Boya_jr August 3, 2013 10:21 am

    I hope to attend practice next week when I’m in town. Go Warriors!!! Cheewhooo! We got 104 guys on this team that want to kick some a$$ this year.

  45. Boya_jr August 3, 2013 10:28 am

    I’m impressed with Sully making the competition fierce as a newcomer. We’re all one team. Everybody needs to contribute. I do want Iosefa back by USC. Need his pass protect more than anything, being first game for a few.

  46. WarriorNY August 3, 2013 10:32 am


    You’re 100% right. Our Defense will be much better as well so it gives him that opportunity to throw the ball more as well…

  47. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 10:44 am

    It all begins with the O-line. They need to be much improved or it’ll be more of last year part 2.

  48. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 10:47 am

    JJ had the correct formula. As long as his team could score, it kept the fans interested and bought him time to build the defense. Last years offense was so terrible, it was painful to watch.

    Expectations are much higher this year with the influx of new talent. Go Warriors!!!!

  49. Haleakala August 3, 2013 10:48 am

    There is a nice article about Mike Milovale in the Montery Herald. Here is an excerpt:

    “Last year was a big adjustment,” Milovale said. “I was learning a system, playing Division I football. I just feel like I can handle any position on the line this season.”

    Part of that confidence stems from having an entire offseason to fully grasp the playbook and improve his speed and strength in the weight room.

    “He’s trimmed down,” Collins said. “He came in with raw natural size. Now his physique has a completely different makeup.”

    Hawaii, which opens its season hosting USC, struggled last fall, winning just three games. Five of its losses came against bowl teams.

    Yet, Hawaii closed the season with a pair of wins to build momentum into this fall. While a core of the team is back, an infusion of talent has heightened expectations of a turnaround.

    “We have a lot more team speed,” Milovale said. “We are faster and stronger. We ran a lot of no huddle last year. I think we’re going to be more balanced.”

    No longer is playing in the NFL a youth’s dream. Milovale has a vision.

    “It’s definitely a goal to play in the NFL,” Milovale said. “Coach Chow said I should have the NFL as a mindset. This might be my final college season. But I’m not looking at this as my final season of football.”

  50. PurpleMaple August 3, 2013 10:57 am

    Looks like OL Coach Naeole showing his presence. Interesting. I like this line-up.

  51. wafan August 3, 2013 10:57 am

    Good morning!

  52. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 11:17 am

    What folks should also remember is that even in the days of Tomey, it was not necessarily the most high powered and/or consistent offense. Rather, much of the game plan was around a very tenacious defense and stellar special teams play. No doubt, there were play-makers from Gary Allen to Ralph Cherry to Walter Murray, however it was in no way the centerpiece of the team. My point is that the offense, no matter the style, has to be efficient and moreover it cannot consistently place the defense in acute positions. (see the Super Bowl wins of Tampa and B-More)

    Thus, even a rather staid offense like Alabama looks like a rocket when executed well, that and having 5 NFL bound O-lineman.

  53. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 11:20 am

    #52 Haleakala,

    Thanks for sharing the article. Interesting read.

  54. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 11:24 am

    #56 Boolakanaka

    Can you imagine the point production if Saban turned the offense loose? His style is to at conservative by choice. But he had the QB and receivers to compliment the running game.

  55. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 11:24 am

    #56 Boolakanaka

    Can you imagine the point production if Saban turned the offense loose? His style is to at conservative by choice. But he had the QB and receivers to compliment the running game.

  56. d1shima August 3, 2013 11:28 am

    ….and then?

  57. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 11:37 am

    No doubt, but when you have entirely almost superior athletes at most every position, and this is go for most coaches, Saban included, they relish, no love to beat the sh*t out of the opponent, and snatch their will. See how he methodically destroyed Notre Dame. He would rather win on 36 trap play every day of the week, than a 45 yard post pattern for a TD.

  58. gobows August 3, 2013 12:00 pm


    that drain ad is better than the old spike lee one’s with mj.

  59. boolakanaka August 3, 2013 12:07 pm

    66 go bows…you got that right. I new classic in the making…thing actually made me smile.

  60. Bigislandkurt August 3, 2013 12:14 pm

    I know it’s rather early in the competition. But Sean S. on the left?


  61. Inyoface August 3, 2013 12:17 pm

    I think with Graham as QB, we will see less sacks with his quick release time and possibly a little more agile. We’ll probably see more late hit calls this season than sacks.

  62. Bigislandkurt August 3, 2013 12:23 pm

    Sean on the left could mean three things — the first, he is the best Tackle we got going for us and he will play the important role in protecting Graham’s blind side. The second might mean that we are thin at the tackle position. Third….It’s still very early. I think I’ll go with the third option. I like Kolomatangi, but the brother seems a little light. I know he gained 30lbs in the off season, but he still looks to be 285 at best. I’m sure Naeole is on it and the competition will progress. I thought the LT competition would fall between Griffin, Molivale, and Lloyd.


  63. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 12:24 pm

    Jm2375 and Warrior Dave, much love to the welcome back. WOW you guys are going to my old playing floor Blaisdelll arena to watch one of the true 70’s R&B band of ALL TIME Earth Wind and Fire!

    You guys are in for a treat as the band has grown old but their MUSIC will just be spectacular as always with songs like shining star, Reasons, Fantasy and my favorite that’s the way of the world will blow you away back to the good old times when you first heard it. Maurice White can still get the notes and the show they put on will take you back as they are still one of the only true bands that play their own instruments to every song.

    Now you both gentlemen just RELAX tonight and watch my old arena come ALIVE as Blaisdel has ALWAYS been a UNIQUE venue for a concert as back in the day before Stan Sheriff the “space dome” was the gathering for Rainbow basketball and ALL Great bands and songsters of the 70’s and 80’s !

    Was there when C&K performed and the Cazimero Brothers sold it out as you can hear a pin drop with EVERYONE just in awed of the acoustic sounds and the music just VIBRATING off the walls and into your heart of GREAT Hawaiian music.

    Neal Blaisdel Arena so PROUD of this beautiful arena that I hope will stay as a GREAT landscape to you good folks and NEVER tear it down. Love the walk from Kapiolani blvd to the space dome !

    Enjoy kind folks as I will be with you in SPIRIT when the lights turn off and the SONGS begin!

  64. Bigislandkurt August 3, 2013 12:25 pm

    The line and backs will need to be on their assignment. Although he might be a possible upgrade from Shroeder, all report on Graham does not list him as a mobile QB.


  65. tommui August 3, 2013 12:42 pm

    RainbowCliff – glad to see you back!

  66. madeinhawaii August 3, 2013 1:03 pm


    Good to see you back on the blog!

  67. SteveM August 3, 2013 1:04 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    RainbowCliff — Welcome back!

  68. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 1:06 pm

    Keep an eye on RJ Hollis. He’s making strides at right tackle.

  69. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2013 1:07 pm

    RainbowCliff was fun to watch back in the day, although I do miss his vertical hair.

  70. d1shima August 3, 2013 1:18 pm

    Did BRS practice today?

  71. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 1:21 pm

    Tommui, aloha to you as always a pleasure to be of your esteem company. The true savior of rainbow basketball as we could of got LONGER years of probation with out your shrewd litigation skills. Now mind you I just got here as a freshmen so the honolulu ford commercial I was not privelage too but Mr. Wayne Crowe was as he had to sit out the first 6 games of the season.

    Incidently, I saw Wayne just a year ago and I mention your name and he wanted me to thank you personally for you representing him as he was young and caught up in the whole fiasco of the frenzy that season. Wayne is doing well in the film industry and still articulate as ever.

    See what good deed you accomplish when you saved young athletes they go on and perform on a wider stage knowing that there is liberty to truth and justice !

    Mahalo, Tom for serving that truth and justice as Mr. Wayne Crowe never forgot you as I never will !

    Giv Em Mr. Mui !

  72. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 1:27 pm

    RainbowCliff and friends rocked the Blaisdell back in his days. Those were fun times.

  73. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 1:32 pm

    Independent Thinker, the word INTENSE is define as “extreme in degree, strength or effect. Marked by great concentration of thought process. Deep, profound !

    Yeah, I can be all that HOPEFULLY in a positive way !

  74. Warrior Dave August 3, 2013 1:38 pm

    RainbowCliff is loved. That’s a better word to describe him.

  75. Pomai August 3, 2013 1:43 pm

    Brother Cliff glad to see you here, thought of you often was always in my prayers…..IMUA

  76. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 1:52 pm

    #67 Made In Hawaii, thank you for allowing me back. It was a TOUGH time as I posted on yesterday blog at #202. But somehow with that beautiful Asian Pharmacist she heard my help and cry for RELIEF from this pain and she gave me the cure FREE from her heart as tomorrow I will see her and show her the miracle of happiness and joy from an appreciative soul.

    So you see the polynesian spirit is everywhere you just can’t be PIG HEADED about it. Open your eyes and answer the call as FINALLY I did and the joy of FRIENDSHIP will be there !

    Mahalo, made in Hawaii for the FRIENDSHIP and that asian wahine of CVS Pharmacy!

  77. smh August 3, 2013 2:00 pm

    Anybody have updates from Practice today?

  78. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 2:09 pm

    SteveM, the MASTERMIND of Tsaiko Nation !

    What a THRILL to say your AWESOME name !

    I remember my first time meeting you in Vegas and you had that aloha shirt, rim glasses and boyish grim look on your face and I was entering through the door and you greeted me with warmth and sincerity. MAN, that moment was definitely my welcome to Tsaiko Nation Las Vegas Style. Always to be in your HONOR sir computer guru of Tsaiko traveling nation !

    Till we meet again a hand shake will not be in order this time sir but a GREAT BIG hug as you SteveM are truly the very best, better then all the rest !

    Mahalo, for your GREATNESS !

  79. d1shima August 3, 2013 2:20 pm


  80. Kapahulu August 3, 2013 2:23 pm

    RainbowCliff — Welcome back! I was wondering what happened to you. Glad to hear that you are back and feeling better. I also used to enjoy watching you play at the Blaisdell Center. I still have the T-Shirt that I won from you. Thanks again. I will also be at The Blaisdell Center tonight for the Earth, Wind and Fire Concert. I also saw them at their last concert here around 2 years ago. It was a great event. Good times begin at 8pm tonight.

  81. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 2:30 pm

    Mr. Steven Tsai, The host with the most !

    MAN it has been a LONG time. Always a pleasure to be part of your blog and hopefully I can stay healthy physically and mentally and say good bye to DEPRESSION as it is an Awful feeling.

    Today I and Mrs. Rainbow Cliff walked the day outside as for 3 long years I was sadden to get up and face physical and mental pain. Having a GOOD wife for 23 years bless me through this ordeal as she would not allow me to FAIL and kept pushing me that the light will soon be clear at the end of the tunnel and Tsai Meister I found you GREAT folks at the very end !

    ALWAYS a pleasue to read your PULITZER write ups and GREAT story lines. Now kind sir, If you can do something about this CRAZY spam here as I know I have been gone but gosh this mess is ridiculous as many of them take an entire page.

    Let’s get on this Tsai Meister as your blog is the BEST sport blog in the whole wide world and we don’t want Obama who is a sport enthusiast born and raised in Hawaii to share his thoughts and cant post because of large and nonsense SPAM !

    Much love and aloha to you and ALL your beautiful love ones. Just plain HONOR to be part of your CREATION !

  82. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 2:51 pm

    #74 &#76: WOW Warrior Dave, you remember me playing diving and creating havoc all over the place. Just LOVE playing for Hawaii and you GREAT fans of Blaisdell arena. That era played HARD for you folks EVERY NIGHT through good wins and tough losses. I can honestly say we heard you folks cheer every night and it CHARGED us up to play even harder as Blasidell during that time you can hear the ROLL all the way outside of Kapiolani Blvd.

    Warrior Dave walk PROUDLY through Blaisdell tonight and ENJOY a WONDERFUL concert as the word you describe me “RainbowCliff is love” just once again shows me the aloha spirit and ohana will always exist and I thank you for describing that word too me !

    I am touched and humbled to your GREATNESS !

  83. gobows August 3, 2013 2:58 pm

    ka leo interview of day 2

  84. Slugger August 3, 2013 3:04 pm

    Hi, gang!

    Stay healthy, guys!

    GO BOWS!!!

  85. Slugger August 3, 2013 3:10 pm

    Aloha, Rainbow Cliff! Glad to see you’re back. Just think of sunshine & rainbows…

    Take care, bro.

  86. Rodney August 3, 2013 3:11 pm

    We look physically bigger.

    The WR are physical !!!!!

    Not much drop passes.

    Dam schedule this year argh!!!!!!!!

    Imua warriors!!!!!

  87. Ran August 3, 2013 3:13 pm

    I am not sure if this was reported on the blog yet:

    The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded rookie long snapper Luke Ingram off waivers from Pittsburgh

    Vaughn Meatoga (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).

  88. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 3:35 pm


    Man what a name and DISTINGUISH GENTLEMEN !

    The very FIRST time we met was in Louisiana at our undefeated sugar bowl season at Harrahs and you was the man with the plan !

    GOSH that was fun and what a time we had as I still have your beads and happy picture together sharing a GREAT moment of Hawaii football a BCS birth and playing on a national stage at the Louisiana Super Dome, BOY that stadium was HUGE as we were walking to the real close encounters of the third kind” !

    Too bad we couldn’t make history that day as Georgia was just too big, fast, skilled and highly athletic. Poor Colt he was running all over the place while trying desperately to keep it competitive. 3,000 and plus of us came all over to share in that moment while you and I made up 2,998 and 2,999 !

    Now those numbers kind sir are what WINNERS are all about !

    I know you are still leading those soft bow lady wahines behind the scene and I bet your long silver hair is still in place maybe a couple of strands let loose but you can never tell as the classic novel “old man fishing in the sea can NEVER touch you” !

    ALWAYS a kind gentlemen to I and my Mrs. I know you are getting up there in age but one thing for sure your age will never match your HEART as you are an original Tsaiko from the very beginning and I have the utmost respect and appreciation for all your GREATNESS as only Kekoa, Big Hilo Fan2, Bulla, Papajoe2, Stretch and Whitey are in the same class with many others that the list is too far to name BUT one name that passed us who was simply a legend “Las Vegas” who GRACE and HONOR I will NEVER forget as he took care of all of us when ever we came to VIVA and treated us VIP with his caring soul for his Tsaiko Ohana to have a SPLENDID time !

    LAS VEGAS a true TSAIKO Warrior for LIFE, may you ALWAYS REST IN PEACE !

  89. Lopaka43 August 3, 2013 4:06 pm

    Welcome back, Rainbow Cliff.

    Great to have your spirit back on the blog!

  90. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 4:08 pm

    Kapahulu, my first place that I lived in Hawaii, MAN you take me back !

    922 Kapahulu Avenue braddah, right down the street from the park, across from Leonards bakery and around the corner from this known high school, oh yeah KAIMUKI !

    Kapahulu, I live there my freshmen year and either I walked or biked going south to kalakaua ave in which WAIKIKI was and still today my favorite spot. Mahalo for your kind words and remembering me as a player. Glad you won my t.shirt and you still have it today. Enjoy Blaisdell tonight and touch a chair for me as I always enjoy the relaxation of those cushion fold back chairs. MANY memories of comfort watching the happiness in Blaisdell arena !

    GREAT time at 8 my friend, ENJOY !

  91. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:34 pm


    #26 Bowen took reps at CB.

  92. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 4:35 pm

    Slugger, sunshine and rainbows MAN one came over my athletic playground in South Central Los Angeles, just 2 months ago as one of my little girls pointed it out to me and asked “Mr. Cliff what is that” ?

    I said to Cherry that is a rainbow and she asked a Rainbow ?

    I replied “yes, a rainbow where the story goes when one appears it indicate that the Island of Hawaii will have JOY tonight and celebrate a victory from it’s athletic team.

    Cherry replied “wow that sounds like fun” and I ended it “girl if you only knew, HOLLA” as I gave her a high five as she skipped away to tell others.

    Cherry 10 years of age true story during my summer day camp.

  93. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:44 pm

    From today’s practice….

    1st Team OL….

    – LT Shigematsu

    – LG Milovale

    – C Clarke

    – RG Wiefels

    – RT Koloamatangi

    2nd Team OL…..

    – LT Tupai

    – LG Wa’a

    – C Afusia

    – RG Lefotu

    – RT Hollis

    3rd Team OL….

    – LT Loyd

    – LG Dew

    – C Urban

    – RG Sai

    – RT Griffin

  94. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:49 pm

    #60. BIK,

    Shigematsu finally looks healthy and has dropped some poundage. JMHO that SS looked solid in today’s one-on-ones. BUT say that true frosh Tupai looks like the real deal.

  95. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:52 pm


    Sampson looked great today. Definitely showed that he’s got his speed and quicks back. Looks like moving inside to slot is a better fit from AS.

  96. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:55 pm

    JMHO that LDE #99 Tepa was unblockable today going up against the RTs n one-on-ones.

    Equally successful with the bull-rush or the spin-move.

  97. kapakahi August 3, 2013 4:56 pm

    True frosh WR #83 Marcus Kemp looks like he’ll be real deal. Smooooooth!!!

  98. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 4:56 pm

    Independent Thinker, NO problem as I hope your stalker discontinue to misrepresent you. A gentlemen of your superior knowledge should not be mistaken for any false statement that may be totally against your character kind sir / your moral integrity. Have a good evening my eccentric friend.

  99. RainbowCliff August 3, 2013 5:12 pm

    Lopaka43, kind words as it has been really nice talking to the many posters who left messages of kindness and sincerity for me to read. I am glad I took my time to answer all of you. I’ll let you good folks get back to your normal business here as I kept on the blog long enough.

    In parting may the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sunshine warm up in your face and rains fall short upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    MAHALO !

  100. Mike808 August 3, 2013 5:20 pm

    Thanks Kapakahi. Go Bows!

  101. mo808 August 3, 2013 7:40 pm

    Good Evening Folks!

    Looking forward to game day…

    Only 26 days away! Go Warrior Bows, BEAT USC!!!

    “Everything is possible to him who believes”…

  102. Leron August 3, 2013 9:02 pm

    Davone Bess doing well in Browns camp:

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