Estes on Lombardi Award watch list

 UH center John Estes has been named to the 2009 Lombardi Award “Preliminary Watch List.”
According to the news release, the award is “limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or the right of the ballo, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.”
Here’s the link:

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Yes, it’s true: Kealoha Pilares and Jake Heun are on the move. Pilares is moving back to slotback; Heun is going to be an outside linebacker/rush end. They worked out with their respective groups this morning:



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Here’s wideout Rodney Bradley:


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And slotbacks Ryan Henry and Dustin Blount:


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Attention autograph collectors: David Veikune is working out every morning at UH:




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Speaking of autographs, Colt Brennan signed several hundred of them at Saturday’s Speed and Quickness clinic.

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Here’s someone to watch: Casey Nielsen, Corey’s younger brother:

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It’s interesting that Stanford will host the 2010 men’s volleyball final four. The way the Cardinal plays defense, I can the Shoji brothers and McLachlin in the final four in a year.

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Belated congrats to equipment specialist Al Ginoza, proud father of Brandon. Rob DeMello and then Derek Inouchi join the fatherhood fraternity this month.

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From Jett Jasper:,

I was wondering if you could give me a shout out on your blog for
this year’s American Cancer Society “Relay for life”.  This is the big
week … week.  Event takes place March 7.  I lost my
Grandmother to cancer and I am very passionate about finding a cure for
cancer in my lifetime.  Could you please ask your loyal bloggers to go
on my personal site and consider making a donation.  Every little bit
Thank You Very Much !
See you on the field !
Jett Jasper # 82


  1. al ™ March 2, 2009 12:14 am


  2. ai-eee-soos March 2, 2009 12:22 am

    ST: Is Ikaika Rodenhurst eligible to play THIS fall ???

    You’re closest to the situation.

    There is much speculation/talk about his eligiblity.


  3. Kekoa March 2, 2009 12:28 am

    Good Morning ST

    When can we expect to hear from JD & Coach Mack?

  4. Kekoa March 2, 2009 12:42 am

    We’ve already been tapped by Jason for the RFL Cancer Campaign he is spearheading, I know. In fact, Jason tells me he is running a little behind on reaching his goal of collecting $2,500.

    Please dig a little bit deeper for maybe someone in your family that may have suffered from this terrible illness, and consider a little extra contribution. I’m sure either Jason or Jett would appreciate it.

  5. Ralph March 2, 2009 12:43 am

    top ten

  6. Ralph March 2, 2009 12:44 am

    wow top 5, obviously sunday night crowd here on the blog

  7. BigWave96744 March 2, 2009 12:46 am

    Aloha Folks 🙂

  8. BigWave96744 March 2, 2009 12:49 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to RS Freshman DB Lewis “Lew-Walk” Walker

  9. WarriorMojo March 2, 2009 1:00 am

    Top Ten, baby!

  10. cheepono March 2, 2009 1:03 am

    top 10!

  11. katsa48 March 2, 2009 1:03 am


  12. BigWave96744 March 2, 2009 1:05 am

    Happy Birthday to Dominque Wright-Jackson

  13. wafan March 2, 2009 3:53 am

    Good Monday morning everyone!!!

  14. bighilofan2 March 2, 2009 3:59 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Still raining in Pepeekeo. not as cold this am. yee haa!

  15. bighilofan2 March 2, 2009 4:00 am

    This rain I would grade as a 3-4 on a scale of 1-maxi10.

  16. bighilofan2 March 2, 2009 4:03 am


    good morning, Warrior.
    I get sister niece and nephew cancer survivors, dad had lung cancer, mom had ovarian cancer. My family supports Relay for Life. Wish I could give more.

  17. bighilofan2 March 2, 2009 4:06 am

    what a nice spot, Jett.
    I’ll be contacting you before 3/7

  18. Stretch March 2, 2009 4:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks to all the participants of the Relay for Life!!

  19. d1島 March 2, 2009 4:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Like Kekoa, already donating to RFL via Jason but good luck to Jett and all others who are participating this weekend.

    Fellow Tsaikos, if you haven’t done so already, please consider a donation. Cancer has or likely will touch all of our lives or the ones we love.

  20. addahknowjoe March 2, 2009 5:37 am

    Gmornin gangy-

    Hey, if anyone plans to be at one of the many UH games happening on campus this Saturday please swing by Ching Field and say howzit to Jason and his gang and support their cause.

  21. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 2, 2009 5:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Awright, Jett!
    Your mama raised you right… 😆

  22. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 2, 2009 5:50 am

    Can’t get on the link, however. Will try laters.
    Time for kaukau– bbl.

  23. jm2375 March 2, 2009 5:57 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! Happy Monday.

    Nice to see players giving back.

    Didn’t make it through the replay last night.

    Time to go over the mountain to drop off kid at school and get to work. bbl.

  24. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 2, 2009 5:58 am

    How to rebuild a winning team- from a hockey/Redskins perspective.

  25. Garret March 2, 2009 7:12 am


    Thank you for raising money for this worthy cause! Jason already got my RFL contribution, and I’m hoping that the @$%# contract (supposedly “two weeks from being processed” in January) is done this week so I can help his efforts more.

  26. Jason March 2, 2009 7:14 am

    Thank you to everyone who has been supporting those raising money for the American Cancer Society.

    My personal page:

    Tua Mahaley’s personal page:

    Jett Jasper’s personal page:

    A list of all teams (including other UH athletic groups):

    The main page:

    Okay, gotta run.

  27. Garret March 2, 2009 7:15 am


    That was an excellent story you had in the Advertiser today! The numbers by themselves were amazing, but getting the perspective from the fans really provided insight into the challenges that JD and the rest of the Athletic Department has.

    The headline made it seem like attendance was down because of the economy, but the feedback from the fans really didn’t mention that as one of the big reasons why the fans aren’t showing up. Great job in interviewing the only fan in the Manoa Manics section…can’t believe there was just one student sitting there for a game!

  28. Jason March 2, 2009 7:17 am

    Ack, I forgot that you get moderated if you have too many links in one post.

    Thank you to everyone who has been supporting those raising money for the American Cancer Society.

    My personal page:

    Tua Mahaley’s personal page:

    Jett Jasper’s personal page:

  29. Jason March 2, 2009 7:17 am

    A list of all teams (including other UH athletic groups):

    The main page:

    Okay, gotta run.

  30. Garret March 2, 2009 7:19 am

    If Under Armour supported UH like they supported Maryland, UH’s budget situation would be in much better shape. However, Maryland’s compliance people should have known that the UA tour could be an NCAA violation and let Under Armour know that they shouldn’t be doing that.

    The most elite high school basketball players are often recruited by shoe companies, but rarely is a company also a major benefactor of a university pursuing the same player. Under Armour founder and chief executive Kevin Plank is a former Maryland football player and member of the school’s Board of Trustees. That means the NCAA considers him a “representative of the institution’s athletics interests,” commonly known as a booster. Under Armour Inc. is acknowledged by Maryland as a member of its “Legends” benefactor group, meaning it has donated more than $1 million to the school.

    Leaping into the cutthroat fray of the basketball shoe business will require any newcomer to persuade high-profile players to become living billboards for its products. But extra caution is warranted when the company is wooing the same player as a school to which it donates.

    “You are treading in some dangerous water there,” said Tim Parker, Virginia Tech’s senior assistant director of athletics for compliance. “I mean, you have hit upon some issues that would have to be discussed in advance with the staff and with those executives that are classified as boosters, because you do run some risks there of jeopardizing that individual’s ability to play at that school down the road.”

  31. Garret March 2, 2009 7:20 am

    I guess Under Armour is not trying to help Nash recruit for UH…

    Stories of shoe company officials steering players to college coaches under contract with their respective sneaker companies became lore, and the annual tug-of-war over top high school players became ruthless. Earlier this decade, Amare Stoudemire switched from Nike to Adidas and back to Nike after a Nike representative allegedly gave his mother gifts and cash. A few years later, a Reebok official accused Adidas officials of acting as if they “owned” players. And in 2005, Nike dismissed Kevin Love from its sponsored team because Love had committed the cardinal sin: He played in Reebok’s camp.

    If Under Armour is to have any hope of making an impact in such a competitive culture, it will need high-profile players, and because these relationships are conceived long before players enter the NBA, that means targeting and wooing athletes at the same time colleges are doing the same thing. Vaccaro said Under Armour is trying to build a relationship with Stephenson to make him one of its first prominent faces.

  32. Garret March 2, 2009 7:21 am

    UA is giving Maryland $3.5 mil per year…that is more than UH’s Athletic Department deficit.

    In September, Under Armour announced a five-year, $17.5 million deal that made Maryland the nation’s only school to outfit all its teams with the company’s apparel. The company is the official outfitter for 10 college football programs. Maryland is one of the few Division I basketball programs outfitted by Under Armour, and sports observers most closely associate the company with Maryland. One of the company’s first memorable television advertisements featured Terrapins football coach Ralph Friedgen exhorting his team to “protect this house.”

  33. Garret March 2, 2009 7:23 am

    UA is trying to get this high school basketball player to choose them over Nike, but the player’s father has the same opinion of their shoes as some of the posters here.

    “To be honest with you, we really don’t care for the sneaker. The sneaker sucks.”

  34. Garret March 2, 2009 7:25 am

    If Oregon can’t have recruits visit Nike on an official recruiting visit, then I think that Maryland should have kept the recruit away from Under Armour during his official recruiting visit.

    Clever said an Oregon recruit would not be allowed to take a private tour of the Nike headquarters, located about 100 miles from the Eugene campus, during an official visit because “that would be an outside entity, other than the coaches and our staff, used to recruit the student-athlete.”

    Official visits, which are paid for by colleges, must adhere to strict NCAA rules. Parker, the Virginia Tech compliance official, said the purpose for an official visit is for a recruit to become more familiar with a school’s campus, as well as its academic and athletic components.

  35. Garret March 2, 2009 7:26 am

    It was great to get a chance to talk story with 702WarriorNation and his wife yesterday!

  36. jm2375 March 2, 2009 7:27 am

    Liz – great find. I gotta agree that Snyder definitely doesn’t know what he’s doing and neither do the other Washington/Baltimore teams. I think the last time the Bullets/Wizzards won a championship was back in the 70s. The Orioles and the Nationals will be out of the running by mid-May. The Orioles haven’t won a World Series since the early 80s. Jack Kent Cooke is rolling over in his grave with what Snyder has done to his team.

  37. warrior650 March 2, 2009 7:55 am

    The UH BBall team’s contract is with Adidas so I don’t think UA would look to help Nash recruit.

  38. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 2, 2009 7:56 am

    Using that criteria, how do you think the Warriors are doing- relative to college, that is?

  39. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 2, 2009 7:58 am

    garret- nice! Hope everyone is “enjoying” LV- esp Momo and Mrs. Momo. All the best for your projects!

  40. Kekoa (iPhone) March 2, 2009 8:03 am

    Liz ~ They Only follow #10. No lissen bloggers! Therefore other 9 points ignored.

  41. PIAA DS March 2, 2009 8:11 am

    Good Morning….wanted to start getting the word out.

    PIAA has negotiated for almost 2 years to get one of the top Kicking/Punting/Long Snapper camps in the nation out here and its happening May 23-24th. We need to get a minimum of 50 kids (grade 5 thru 12) to attend – they are coming in at cost so we need to cover at least that.

    I told a few of the UH coaches about it (while looking for a field, wishing for the new field – aint gonna happen) and they were thrilled. One said “its about time” another said “finally”. This is an area sorely lacking in Hawaii” We have the talent but the skill level has been relatively low, with the exception of Jake Ingram on the LS side. So hopefully this will bring some kickers/punters from Hawaii into the Warrior Ohana.

    for more info “2009 Camps and Combine” link
    p.s. there is also info posted on the UH Football Coaches Clinic. If you know of anyone who might like to be an exhibitor, please have them call me or review the info online.

  42. PIAA DS March 2, 2009 8:36 am

    #35…1979 Bullets won the world championships. Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Mitch Kupchak, Kevin Grevey….good year for basketball in Washington. Been pretty dead since.

  43. d1島 March 2, 2009 8:38 am

    PIAA DS,

    Congratulations on getting the kicking camp setup.
    It’s great that it will encompass all three areas of special team specialization.

    Good Luck!

  44. djmitcho March 2, 2009 8:44 am

    UA would support the Terps more than anyone since it’s creator is a UofM grad.

  45. djmitcho March 2, 2009 8:45 am

    Oh by the way, Good Morning all! Hope everyone has a good day and a good week.

  46. MeiLing March 2, 2009 8:59 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    That was nice of you to provide the RFL links for all 3 of you. My contribution to you was for Kristin. My father died of prostate cancer, so GUYS, get checked!

    Hope Doris’ kicking camp uncovers more local talent.
    Good job, Doris, PIAA!

    Have a great day!

  47. Garret March 2, 2009 9:05 am


    My mistake! I forgot that the UA deal with UH was more limited.

  48. Garret March 2, 2009 9:06 am


    Congratulations on the Kicking/Punting/Long Snapper camp!

  49. Garret March 2, 2009 9:10 am


    I agree with you about how UA would support Maryland more than any other school…but there is a huge disparity in their support for Maryland and their support for UH. I just wish that gap was a little less–could they be approached to give more (money or products for other teams) given the financial state the Athletic Department is in now? I’m guessing that they are being squeezed by the economy too so they probably would just stick to what is in the contract.

  50. Kekoa March 2, 2009 9:18 am

    Way to go Doris…

    1 – What area of the island would you prefer to have the camp HQ?

    2 – Month of May is just around the corner, do you have a field in mind now and can wait for something more permanent later?

    3 – There’s a football field that the Navy gave access to the community of Kalaeloa to use for developing youth football. No security gate to gain access from off of Ft. Buckner Rd. Perfect for nurturing a program that is already building momentum on the Leeward coast.

    4 – If Sailor Blue is lurking today, I know he might could help us cut thru any Navy red tape at a pay grade level much higher than the rest of us Peons.

    Drop me a line today if you are interested. I can respond later. Heading out for medical appointments all day today.


  51. Frank25 March 2, 2009 9:38 am

    Hey There Tsaikos

    good morning all, hope everyone is doing fine today…..Kekoa…take it easy at the docs….

  52. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 9:39 am

    Did you guys hear about the barn burner on the Hanapepe BB field yesterday?

    Sorry I missed that one!

  53. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 9:56 am

    Mahalo for the FB news, ST!
    Nice pix.

    COLT- please sign my football when you get back to DC!

    Mahalo 😆

  54. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 10:01 am

    Don’t tell anyone what type of shoes Bradley is wearing.

  55. al ™ March 2, 2009 10:11 am

    don’t tell anyone what type of shoes heun is wearing.

  56. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:17 am

    If al knows it then everyone knows it.

  57. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:22 am

    Still can’t get over the colors of that UA workout shirt. I wouldn’t mind one though.

  58. Pride. March 2, 2009 10:38 am

    Wow. Nice field. Good pictures. Thanks.

  59. Hoopfan March 2, 2009 10:44 am

    RE post #41, wasn’t Tom Henderson the point guard on that 1979 bullets team?

  60. Kazz March 2, 2009 10:44 am

    Well UA doesn’t have basketball shoes yet. Hard to get a basketball player to pick you when you don’t have the proper equipment for their sport yet.

    I like UA’s running shoes.

  61. Kazz March 2, 2009 10:47 am

    Hmmmm… what kind of cleats is David Veikune wearing?

  62. Wayne O. March 2, 2009 11:01 am

    Nice publicity for Estes. But, based on last year’s performance I don’t think he has a chance. I didn’t think he had a good year last year and I noticed he lost some control by makes some stupid personal fouls. He has to really take it “up a notch” if he’ll get more national laurels. If he does, then “bam.”

    Talking about UH basketball, they need to get new uniforms for next year.
    Number one, those current jerseys are losers. Two, the jerseys are a little baggy and look too big. Just watch the game and see for yourself.
    The new uniforms should have a lot of tapa designs around the shoulders and neck and along the shorts. I’m sure adidas or UA can do a better job. We need a new look along w/ some better talent. We should pick up 5 new players, and release 3 current players who are not going to contribute to the team much in the next couple of years. And we should find these players a college where they can help another team.
    Unfortunately, that’s the hard part a coaching has to make w/ these personnel decisions. It also tells me that the coaching staff made some mistakes in their talent evaluations in recruiting these players in the first place. Too bad. But, I hope next year’s crop of recruits can shoot 3s and get a point guard who can handle the ball and score. When was the last time they got a 6’10’ or taller player who was decent? Maybe Shimonovich! He was o.k.

  63. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 11:18 am

    I noticed Troy got 3 players on the preliminary watch list.

  64. SteveM March 2, 2009 11:21 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good news about John Estes! Pliares should do well at slot and Huen should be real interesting to watch on defense.

    Almost my lunch time at work…

  65. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 11:23 am

    Watch lists don’t really mean anything.
    But it’s nice publicity.

  66. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 11:41 am

    Looks like watch lists mean publicity…like kim kardashian.

  67. Garret March 2, 2009 11:41 am

    Well UA doesn’t have basketball shoes yet. Hard to get a basketball player to pick you when you don’t have the proper equipment for their sport yet.


    I know that you know MUCH more about UA than me…but are you sure that they don’t have basketball shoes yet? It sounds like UA has been paying a player to wear their basketball shoes–the guy who went to Europe to play basketball instead of going to college.

    It decided to produce basketball shoes even though it faced direct competition from Nike, one of the strongest brands in the world.

    Under Armour followed the Nike game plan by signing an endorsement contract with a top player. In this case, it was Brandon Jennings, a California summer league star who earned international headlines when he chose to play professionally in Europe rather than in college. Under Armour also reached out to Sonny Vaccaro, the godfather of shoe company-sponsored camps and events who helped Nike build its empire, making him an unpaid consultant.

    The high school player in the article apparently wore their basketball shoes in a recent high school game.

    If Under Armour is to have any hope of making an impact in such a competitive culture, it will need high-profile players, and because these relationships are conceived long before players enter the NBA, that means targeting and wooing athletes at the same time colleges are doing the same thing. Vaccaro said Under Armour is trying to build a relationship with Stephenson to make him one of its first prominent faces.

    Stephenson denied receiving any gear, but he reportedly test-wore Under Armour apparel during a recent high school game, even though his Lincoln High team is sponsored by another shoe company.

    Isn’t Maryland wearing their basketball shoes now?

    Maryland is one of the few Division I basketball programs outfitted by Under Armour

  68. Garret March 2, 2009 11:47 am

    Watch lists mean that the University nominated someone…but Estes is a senior and will be a 4-year starter, including very good seasons even when he was a freshman and sophomore.

  69. Garret March 2, 2009 11:49 am

    If Estes wasn’t on the watch list as a senior, then that would have meant someone messed up in the UH athletics department. They did their job and now hopefully Estes can lead the OL to a big improvement this year and earn a finalist post.

  70. SteveM March 2, 2009 11:50 am

    repost from yesterday…

    September 18 Programming Note: It is certain there will be a Tsai-ko gathering on Friday, Sept. 18 from around 6:00 PM. las vegas is still working on where, depending on estimated count. We’ll gather the numbers later since Rich2176’s ticket numbers are more critical at this moment.

    The Friday night gathering is to allow Tsai-kos from Hawaii and the mainland (international too) an opportunity to meet. Part of the program will be small group introductions.

    It is apparent that not all Tsai-kos would tailgate together on Saturday. We have UH Alumni Association tailgate, SportsHawaii tailgate, Boyd tailgate, our tailgate, hotel and travel agency tailgates, etc.. SO, the Friday night gathering is planned for everyone who makes it to Vegas in time….

  71. Garret March 2, 2009 11:52 am

    Is Pilares at slotback really a change of position? I thought that was the plan for him. I’m sure that he’ll do well there, and he’ll be ready to move back to RB if there are injuries or the new players struggle.

    I hope that Heun does a good job at his new position. ST was hinting at this move for awhile, but those positions are pretty loaded on the D so he’s really going to have to do well to get significant playing time. Depth and competition are good, though.

  72. Garret March 2, 2009 11:56 am


    We’ll be driving from San Diego on that Friday, leaving after my kids finish school. My girls go to sleep around 7:30pm, so we might have to go straight to the hotel and put them to bed. If so, I’ll try to attend after the kids are asleep.

    By the way, we just got our reservation to be at Circus Circus from 9/18 – 9/20. Downtown would have been nice (but expensive), but Circus Circus is my girls #1 choice…and our room is free (just have to pay $10 or so room tax).

  73. Uce2 March 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    What happened to that kid from Kamehameha who played MLB? Kid was pretty good. UH should have gone after him. Same build and skill sets as Manti but not same instincts and athleticism. Would have been an excellent pick up for UH. Same with the MLB from Waianae a few years ago.

  74. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 12:02 pm

    The University nominates their own players for the watch list?

  75. Kazz March 2, 2009 12:02 pm


    All I know is that they are planning to release their first line of basketball shoes sometime before the summer of this year. Unless UA has some prototypes for these kids to try out I dunno what they can compare it to in terms of a true basketball shoe.

    The only shoes on the market they have are a bunch of trainers for specific purposes (linear running, side to side training, vertical, etc…) only in January of this year did they release their first TRUE running shoes.

    In the article you quoted with the player or dad saying “their sneakers suck” I can only think of one shoe UA already has on the market that resembles a basketball shoe (high cut) and that is the UA Power Trainers and I can testify that these things are not good on the feet for heavy running like in basketball. They have a lot of cushioning on the sole but the support on the sides of your feet are brutal and painful. The shoes are labeled as “vertical trainers” for up and down movement so I don’t know what the hell exactly they are good for. I use them at the gym on days I don’t run as they’re good to stand and lift weights in! 😆

    Anyway, I like UA products in general and I have given their shoes a chance as I have three different pairs with their running shoes being my favorite of the bunch.

    But as anyone knows, they have a LONG way to go if they want to compete with Nike in the shoe department.

  76. Garret March 2, 2009 12:04 pm

    Recruiting is moving earlier and earlier in the southwest. Texas even had sophomores at their Junior Day yesterday.

    Texas received two more commitments Sunday as John Tyler defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey and Arlington Oakridge wide receiver Ross Apo became the Longhorns’ 18th and 19th recruits for the class of 2010.

    The Longhorns might be able to add four or five more recruits to that class, but Texas, through March 1, is almost finished with its class.

  77. Garret March 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    I hope that the UH coaches don’t do what the Tennessee coaches did when UH has their Junior Day.

    More than 100 high school players, including several of Georgia’s elite prospects, attended Tennessee’s Junior Day. Things started off rather routine. “It was just like your normal Junior Day, with coaches and other people from the college talking,” Brookstone tight end Brian Vogler said. “You could see heads bobbing, with eyes falling a little bit. But the second they split us up from the parents, it got so much more intense.”

    After a few moments, Smith said the doors swung open and the Tennessee assistants ran into the room. “By now, three or four coaches had their shirts ripped off.” Smith said around 10 Tennessee players, including All-America defensive back Eric Berry of Atlanta and quarterback Jonathan Crompton, ran down from behind the recruits to meet the coaches on the floor. “Eric and the rest of the players were chanting ‘U-T, wild boys … U-T, wild boys … U-T wild boys.’” This time, prospects left their seats and joined the celebration. “We were all jumping up and down together, it was cool,” McCoy said.

  78. Garret March 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    The tactic actually might have worked for Tennessee…

    Smith: “I loved it, especially when that coach ripped off his shirt like The Incredible Hulk. It was high intensity. I enjoyed the whole day. They [Tennessee] definitely moved up on my list.”

  79. Garret March 2, 2009 12:09 pm


    I agree with you that the UA shoes do not seem to be as good as Nike, and I wonder how much that hurt the Warriors last year. The high school basketball player and his father got to tour the place where they are making the UA basketball shoes, so they probably got to try out prototypes.

  80. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 12:10 pm

    I nominate m-homey. He needs to be watched.

  81. Garret March 2, 2009 12:11 pm

    The University nominates their own players for the watch list?


    It is my understanding that the Sports Information Department at each school nominates the players from their school.

  82. Colomaohana March 2, 2009 12:15 pm

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Just wanted to drop in and apologize for invading your blog for a few days last week! I got word that I kinda’ wasn’t welcome here cause I wasn’t talkin’ sports….*waaaahhhhh!!!* hehehehe…

    So, mahaloz so much for letting me join your world for a little while! If you guys need me, catch me on the Pink Side, okay? Sorry, again! You guys are gooood fun!!!!

  83. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 12:16 pm

    Garret- New Balance footwear products are the favorite of several people.

  84. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 12:17 pm

    “I got word that I kinda’ wasn’t welcome here cause I wasn’t talkin’ sports….*waaaahhhhh!!!* hehehehe…”

    Until you get the official smuuuu message from Stephen Tsai, you are part of the ohana.

  85. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 12:18 pm

    Fun, Family, Food, Friends, Fishing, Football…

    This is the football prep-season. Any of the above topics are fair game.

  86. al ™ March 2, 2009 12:30 pm

    lizk….did you mean that hs football has started?

  87. SteveM March 2, 2009 12:33 pm

    Colomaohana — IMHO, this blog has always been about what the blog host allows, not what some people don’t want to hear. OK, we take advantage sometimes–like people who tailgate and karaoke together might, 😛 but until you hear it from ST or the pink side master, you’re OK.

    ….besides, I love seeing homey get “out-gunned” by you… 👿 😆

  88. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 12:35 pm

    As I understand it, UA makes good shoes. The problem is that folks on the island have, well, what we used to call luau feet.
    Same deal with the women.
    The shoes aren’t as good a fit here.
    UA supplied the shoes at the combine, but they were each custom fit.

  89. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 12:50 pm

    Remember Jerramy Stevens? The tight end who worked out at UH last year?
    I didn’t realize he got into so much travel after that.

  90. Kazz March 2, 2009 12:50 pm


    Funny point, but true point about local foot-types.

    Which is probably why I like the new running shoes from UA as they are more true to size and not as narrow as the previous models.

    I could of sworn that UA was supposed to make custom cleats for the UH players last season?

  91. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 12:52 pm

    Rodenhurst is eligible.

  92. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 12:53 pm

    SteveM – Yep, Colomaohana has big arms. 😯

    Hi there Colomaohana!

  93. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 12:53 pm

    Yes, Kazz, they were supposed to bring in a shoe tailor.
    They didn’t.

  94. FloridaTed March 2, 2009 12:54 pm


    Excellent news (90).

  95. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 12:57 pm

    MLiz – I’m already being watched.

  96. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 1:02 pm

    Oh, no. What happened now?
    And on whose behalf do I owe Colomaohana an apology?

  97. Bulla March 2, 2009 1:05 pm


    I agree, good shoes, but wrong feet. Until UA can address the problem of the Triple EEE and more feet here, there shoes present a challenge for those that wear them.

    If you feet are hanging over the outer edge of the sole of your shoe, that is not how the shoe is designed. The weight load factor beyond the outer edge of the fram of the soul creates and imbalance that cannot be corrected. Over time, this will greatly increase the probability of an injury to occur.

    my two sense on the sole of the matter….

  98. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 1:08 pm

    al- #85 – you want me to tell you the score??? 😆

  99. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 1:12 pm

    Two things in Hawaii that don’t fit well…Shoes and bras.

  100. Kazz March 2, 2009 1:17 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    Yes, Kazz, they were supposed to bring in a shoe tailor.
    They didn’t.

    Gosh.. did they cite travel distance? 😆

  101. al ™ March 2, 2009 1:18 pm

    lizk….noooo! anything but the score. what channel is it on?

  102. al ™ March 2, 2009 1:18 pm


  103. Kazz March 2, 2009 1:20 pm


    I saw their cleats at Sports Authority. They were football cleats and they were the same ones our oline uses (has a higher cut at the ankle) and I looked inside and wondered how much they must hurt breaking them in.

    The larger the size got, the longer they got as well, but not much wider.

    I got a clue then as to what our Warriors must have to deal with.

    I hope Coach Mack got the attention of UA on this as I am sure some players made this issue known. It’s kind of a big deal.

  104. Kazz March 2, 2009 1:22 pm

    Oh… Al beat me to it.

  105. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 1:43 pm

    Mack just called from Japan. How much does an 11-minute international call on my cell set me back?

  106. Stretch March 2, 2009 1:46 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    Oh, no. What happened now?
    And on whose behalf do I owe Colomaohana an apology?

    I would have to guess Rob25, it’s probably her fault, AGAIN!! She likes to drive out competition hahahaha

    Coloma – you are always welcome to talk non-sense over here.

  107. ShaneFalco March 2, 2009 1:48 pm

    That whole Tennessee Jr Day rah rah stuff with the shirt ripping and chanting has Ed Orgeron’s name written all over it.

  108. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 1:49 pm

    Around $2???

  109. g-nalo March 2, 2009 1:50 pm

    howzit all……..

  110. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:03 pm

    ST- as long as you did not initiate the call, you will just get charged regular minutes.

  111. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:03 pm

    March 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    howzit all……..

    That just caused a mass de-lurking. Howiszit g-nalo!

  112. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:03 pm

    g-nalo- wassup?

  113. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:05 pm

    haha- m-homey…

    mass de-lurking 😎

  114. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:05 pm

    What is irregular minutes? Time for Dulcolax?

  115. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:06 pm

    ST- so , er, what did Mack have to say?
    Or do we have to wait til midnight?

  116. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 2:06 pm

    Sounded like Coloma had hurt feelngs.

  117. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:07 pm

    Big C- would you please come over here and deal with homey?
    I gotta get back to work.


  118. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 2:09 pm

    That the trip is tiring.
    That it looks like some UH delayed sportscasts will be shown in Japan.
    And that a bunch of schools from Japan are going to attend UH clinics in the coming year.

  119. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:09 pm

    ST- maybe someone else forgot about the 5 other “F’s”. Hope she comes back…

  120. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 2:10 pm

    I e-mailed her. With apologies.
    We’ll see what happens.

  121. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 2:11 pm

    I’m still waiting for the woman with two Gs to return.

  122. LizKauai [Believer] March 2, 2009 2:12 pm

    Go Coach Mack and JD!

    Internationally, Hawaii has something no other school has….when it comes to the future of athletics or anything else.

    location, location, location.


  123. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:15 pm

    Good to see Coach Mack and AD Donovan going the distance and as an added benefit stimulating Hawaii’s economy.

    I would tell Big C to woman-up but she would just beat me up.

  124. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:17 pm

    ST – I was sooo tempted to comment on #120.

  125. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 2:19 pm

    I think Homey needs to be on his best behavior until I can complete negotiations.

  126. Committed Road Warrior March 2, 2009 2:21 pm

    ST #120:

    You might want to rephrase that. Minds are starting to wander…..

  127. WarriorMojo March 2, 2009 2:21 pm

    Remember Jerramy Stevens? The tight end who worked out at UH last year? I didn’t realize he got into so much travel after that.

    He got into trouble “after” that? He was a rapist thug before he came over. What kind of trouble did he get into afterwards?

  128. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:22 pm

    That just brought back flashbacks of the Principal’s office visits. I still remember explaining to the Principal that I put a thumbtack on the seat because the 3 stooges did it.

  129. al ™ March 2, 2009 2:23 pm

    so homey, if you were to comment. what for example would you have said?

  130. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:26 pm

    al – Same thing you are thinking!

  131. al ™ March 2, 2009 2:30 pm

    hmmm. #127 seems like a deja vu moment.

  132. al ™ March 2, 2009 2:39 pm

    let’s talk football before i go nap.

    2009 is going to be an even bigger year for the warrior program. it will have much significance towards our future as a football program. inspite of the fact, which we all know, that this will be another year where we have so much rebuilding to do especially on the defensive side of the line of scrimmage we need to produce in 2009.

    what we do in 2009 will heavily impact our recruiting efforts, fan popularity, attendance, and national appeal as an up and coming program.

    i am sure that mack understands this.

  133. g-nalo March 2, 2009 2:39 pm

    haha- m-homey…

    mass de-lurking

    even though you left………hi LizK.

    howzit Homey, yeah ok……….i’ll stick to lurking. 🙂

  134. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:50 pm

    I’d like to think the Warriors can reload the D. The personnel is there. They just gotta go out there…work hard, believe in themselves, trust the coaching, trust their instincts, and beat the crap out of the guys on the other side of the line of scrimmage.

  135. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 2:52 pm

    Just noticed that g-nalo has one g.

  136. g-nalo March 2, 2009 2:54 pm

    Just noticed that g-nalo has one g.

    hey now!

  137. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 2:57 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos/Tsaikettes/Mommies out there…hope all is well…

    Just taking a break for a few….busy, busy, busy,…..

    Homey…with regard to #120…”Two Gs…damn..I think I gotta call ManSwers!!!” LMAO

  138. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:00 pm

    Whooooaaaaa….g-nalo is back from Asian Disneyland….welcome home…u went clinic yet??? LMAO…j/k Stretch made me say it…..

    Good to hear Pilares is moving back to slot….I’m not so sure about Heun. I think I would have liked to see him as the powerback but if the coaches think he will make a good linebacker/rush end then I trust them. I mean, from what I saw at the last green/white game….he has the speed and size to be a good LB/End….

  139. Stretch March 2, 2009 3:02 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    March 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Whooooaaaaa….g-nalo is back from Asian Disneyland….welcome home…u went clinic yet??? LMAO…j/k Stretch made me say it…..

    WHO is the instigator??!!??

  140. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    I’m still in negotiations.

  141. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 3:10 pm

    Don’t forget Jake Ingram is our video chat guest tomorrow.
    Yeah, yeah, I know you think one of the co-hosts sucks.
    But you’d appreciate him if you saw today’s Reefs Are Important video. I might be annoying, but I’m not boring.

  142. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 3:11 pm

    ST – Video chat is at noon, correct?

  143. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 3:17 pm

    Indeed it is as noon.

  144. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:18 pm

    Stretch…Once again, I thought we settled on Rob25…??? LOL

  145. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:20 pm

    Hey homey…where is Colomaohana…??? You not causing trouble on the other site so they not coming over here??? LOL

  146. Da Punchbowl Kid March 2, 2009 3:20 pm


    Come back! You almost had homey house-broken. If we all left because we posted off topic, there’d be nobody here! 😆

    Sorry, but once you’ve been “jumped in” you can’t leave! Now you git back here immediately, ‘kay?

  147. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 3:23 pm

    (J)J – See #81. 😥

  148. al ™ March 2, 2009 3:25 pm


    so did you have fun?
    can you share your experiences on this family blog?
    or should we have a gnalo cc?

    actually it would be fun if we could have you and whitey as next week’s video chat guests.

  149. Mauiboy March 2, 2009 3:25 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos,

    Booked some vacation time in Las Vegas for April 8 to 13. One week later,
    UH announces the April 11 scrimmage. Talk about bad timing. Would have
    looked forward to meetings Tsaikos coming from Oahu for a tailgate. Oh well,
    will have to wait till Sept (Fri) tailgate in Vegas. I attended the UH vs Montana
    game on Maui years ago. Maui welcomed the game with tailgates and I
    believe the attendance was about 15,000 plus for the game.

  150. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 3:29 pm

    Well, I made my first offer to Coloma:
    • A blog T-shirt.
    • (j)J teaches her the electric slide.
    • Homey behaves himself.

  151. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 3:30 pm

    Mauiboy – You can always come to Oahu on 4/25 for the spring game!

  152. Pride. March 2, 2009 3:32 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Well, I made my first offer to Coloma:
    • A blog T-shirt.
    • (j)J teaches her the electric slide.
    • Homey behaves himself.

    Two out of three isn’t too bad.

    Homey behaving himself is improbable.

  153. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:33 pm

    homey…what’s this about off-topic stuff…on we on that topic again???

  154. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:34 pm

    Pride…I think that’s one out of three…as I have problems doing the electric slide…..

  155. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:35 pm

    Colomaohana….c’mon back…I hear homey wanted to read some poetry to you…

    “Unsuspecting dog
    Little does he know
    Colomaohana in da shadows”….


  156. FloridaTed March 2, 2009 3:36 pm

    Al, homey,

    Agreed for 2009, we must produce. One thing I like though, it’s somewhat easier to reload the defense, provided you have the horses, than the offense. Once you have your basic defensive packages in place, the rest is mostly reactive to what the opponent actually does, while the offense must completely learn all the minute offensive details in order to execute properly. We’ve seen it last year with all the sputtering and screw-ups, too much thinking.

    This year, the offense has much more time to get in sync, not to mention, hopefully, a much better practice plan.

    For 2009 I’m looking for ten wins and battling Boise for the WAC CS at Aloha in front of a raucous sell-out..

  157. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 3:37 pm

    C’mon guys, I’m giving out olive branches on the pink site. I even offered to have Pride. appear at one of their bachelorette parties.

  158. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 3:38 pm

    Homey..maybe Jason can give them a 2 fer special….

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid March 2, 2009 3:39 pm

    Nice pics. The new turf looks terrific. What are the players saying about the new surface, Tsai?

    I regret that we won’t be seeing Heun as an RB on a regular basis. If the coaches are confident to move KP and JH out of the RB position, then I’m gonna expect that the returning and incoming RBs will be pretty good. True, JH was more of an unknown quantity, Kealoha was great back there.

  160. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 3:45 pm

    (J)J – Bunch of cougars and Jason… 😯

  161. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 3:53 pm

    The other suggestion is that seven of us each babysit one of her kids.

  162. al ™ March 2, 2009 3:55 pm

    dpk….the word is, from the players, they think they are practicing at kalapana.

  163. al ™ March 2, 2009 3:57 pm


    that’s seven

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid March 2, 2009 3:57 pm

    But who’ll babysit the seven who babysit her seven?

  165. Rob25 March 2, 2009 4:00 pm

    Tsaikettes can come with whips in hand!!

  166. al ™ March 2, 2009 4:00 pm

    heun, pilares moving on….

    good sign that they are pleased with alex “warrior” green, chizzy “make you dizzy” dimude, lwj “da flash”, and does it mean that “jumbo” jack sula will be here in may.

  167. Rob25 March 2, 2009 4:01 pm

    Let’s see:

    Mrs. A-House

    The last one is the only one we really need, but the rest can have fun taunting.

  168. mauiwarrior March 2, 2009 4:01 pm


    Eh same thing for me I going up vegas on the 10th and return on the 14th. damn timing is everything, anyway just thought i would share my similar burdens with you……..

  169. al ™ March 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    frank do you allow her to have whips?

  170. Pride. March 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    al ™:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    that’s seven
    Doesn’t KK have the most experience?

  171. wafan March 2, 2009 4:03 pm

    Big C is kidding. Right?

    What boob (okay, guys, get your minds out of the gutters) told her to stay on topic? Geez. The Five F’s are always on topic.

  172. WenatcheeWarrior March 2, 2009 4:07 pm

    Uh….Stephen….I need some clarification

    Some dude just posted on the Warrior Sports Network that Chad Lopati, Benson Ma’afala, and Jesse Williams have signed LOI’s with Arizona Western……did I miss something?

    Here is the link to the post.

    Along with that I took a screen shot of the commit list that contains the 3.

  173. al ™ March 2, 2009 4:16 pm

    this lists those three as sgining nli at ariz western

  174. Pride. March 2, 2009 4:17 pm

    It isn’t so until Tsai says it is.

  175. al ™ March 2, 2009 4:19 pm

    okay pride. you can have kk take your place.

  176. Pride. March 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    I already spoil my grandson Al. Don’t want to spoil seven more keiki.

  177. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    Pride…tru dat…I think I’d spoil keiki too much…even though I don’t have any of my own…

  178. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 4:30 pm

    ….and homey, Stretch, et al… wise cracks…I do know that I don’t have any keiki out there…..LOL

  179. Rob25 March 2, 2009 4:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that. You lost your car at Ala Moana once!

  180. Kazz March 2, 2009 4:32 pm

    Arizona Western…

    pffftttttttttt 😆

  181. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 4:33 pm

    Rob25…I didn’t lose my car…I knew it was by Macy’s….I just couldn’t drive home….and my caring brothers and sisters of Tsaikoland made sure I got home safely that night…you know those drinks at Mai Tai can be rough…..MWAAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA

  182. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    Rob25…although I have to question if riding with KK while he is wearing dark glasses at night is safe….especially when traveling to chinese heaven….LOL

  183. Mauiboy March 2, 2009 4:36 pm

    Hi Homey,

    I think that’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll fly to Oahu to watch the UH scrimmage.
    Great opportunity to go to Oahu , haven’t gone to the dark places like
    club femme etc. for a while. Ha Ha

    Maui Warrior-Maybe you can join me.

  184. Rob25 March 2, 2009 4:36 pm

    Hey…KK doesn’t even remember how he gets home sometimes! 😯

  185. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 4:38 pm

    He doesn’t…??? Dang…..scary….

  186. jm2375 March 2, 2009 4:44 pm

    For Jason and da odda math types – tomorrow is Square Root Day – 3/3/09. 😆

  187. Kazz March 2, 2009 4:49 pm


    March 2nd, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    Hi Homey,

    I think that’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll fly to Oahu to watch the UH scrimmage.
    Great opportunity to go to Oahu , haven’t gone to the dark places like
    club femme etc. for a while. Ha Ha

    Yeah yeah… (throws a shaka to Mauiboy) dey u go…

  188. kapakahi March 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    According to my friend who knows the Nielsen family has coached both Corey & Casey, Casey is actually already taller than Corey. Apparently, their dad is at least 6’2″ tall.

  189. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 5:01 pm

    kazz…eh, what you guys talking about??? What’s da “darkside”???

  190. Justin March 2, 2009 5:01 pm

    ST, any thruth to the rumors that Chad Lopati and Benson Maafala will enroll at Arizona Western?

  191. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 5:02 pm

    congrats to the new and future parents!

  192. al ™ March 2, 2009 5:04 pm

    looking at pictures of corey nielsen, he looks like the buggah barely hit puberty. so quite possible that he will grow a couple or two inches.

  193. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 5:06 pm

    james, kazz,
    i think he means boise, fresno, reno, provo… the dark side.

  194. rog March 2, 2009 5:12 pm

    Is Chad Lopati going to Arizona Western? According to a Juco website it says 3 Hawaii recruits are going there

  195. Kazz March 2, 2009 5:13 pm


    Dark side stay on the top of Jim Bolla’s foot during practice.

    Eh by the way, how’d you like your extra air time on K5 last night?

  196. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 5:16 pm

    watching the dvr right now. i’m always on tv so no big deal.
    no one was watching anyways.

  197. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 5:22 pm

    chawan…the waiteress (as KK would say) at TJ’s might be interested…after all, she did say you wasn’t lame….LOL…j/k

  198. Kazz March 2, 2009 5:25 pm

    I still can’t get over the feeling watching last night’s Wahine basketball game.

    Seeing the smiles on their faces said it all. They killed themselves for that win against a very good opponent.

  199. ShaneFalco March 2, 2009 5:27 pm

    Benson and Chad…have fun in Yuma and don’t be offended if everyone there thinks you guys are Mexican. It’ll be 115 degrees when you report to fall camp in August…at least it’ll be a “dry” heat.

  200. Kazz March 2, 2009 5:38 pm


    Now now now… It’s not confirmed yet.

  201. (Jesse) James March 2, 2009 5:40 pm

    Kazz…yeah..gotta give the girls props for that…it was a tough season….too much drama…

  202. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 5:44 pm

    i wonder how many games ariel chun and her staff actually go to before the senior night game.

  203. al ™ March 2, 2009 5:45 pm

    kazz….i agree. those wahine played their b–ts off last night.

  204. Kazz March 2, 2009 5:47 pm


    I remember the stone cold look on Kanekoa’s face when she got a jumper and ran back on defense while throwing her hair tie off to the sidelines as if to say, “it’s on and Boise is going down”.

    She was a machine during that 16-0 run and throughout the game. No doubt the others fed off this.

  205. Committed Road Warrior March 2, 2009 6:23 pm

    Quiet here. Everyone must be enjoying their evening meals.

  206. Kazz March 2, 2009 6:41 pm

    RE: Ariel Chun


    I wonder if Tara Hittle was thinking, “oh boy, what does this lady have to say to me now that she didn’t tell me a few months ago”…

  207. Stretch March 2, 2009 7:18 pm

    It was funny watching the awards being handed out last night. There were our two favorites, Ariel Chun and Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano

  208. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 7:20 pm

    i wonder what she’ll do this saturday at “senior night”. she might be lost and show up for nothing.

  209. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 7:35 pm

    wow, what’s going on here?

  210. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 7:38 pm

    or should i say what’s not going on here….

  211. Kekoa March 2, 2009 7:40 pm

    C_C ~ As soon as she realizes that there are no seniors…I would imagine she will recognize her staff first, and then they will turn around and award her “Most Valuable Presentation Person” of the year.

    You have to admit, the woman can certainly Schmooze!

  212. PowderPuff March 2, 2009 8:00 pm

    OMG – you guys and girls crack me up! Amen to #201, c_c. Well said…

  213. KapoleiWarrior March 2, 2009 8:14 pm

    According to a person in the know (Doris Sullivan) the Arizona Western signing is just a contingency back up plan for Chad and Benson. They are both a little short on their SAT scores to enter UH but they still have time to make it. If they don’t make it, then they have schollies waiting at Az Western.

  214. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 8:36 pm

    sorry i missed you guys friday. got there too late. stephen always calls me slow.
    next time!

  215. PIAA DS March 2, 2009 8:41 pm

    #198, ShaneFalco…FYI, they practice at night under the lights, so it will be a cool 98 degrees by then! hahaha actually the desert is cool at night!

    Kekoa, thanks, we got a field. Sorry, havent been on all day.

  216. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 9:08 pm

    this blog is slower than me tonight.

  217. UH Fan March 2, 2009 9:08 pm

    Does anyone know if the Ching Complex is open to the public at anytime? Like for the use of the track/field?

  218. Garret March 2, 2009 9:10 pm


    Thank you for posting the information from Doris. It actually is a pretty common thing for recruits to sign 2 letters of intent, just in case they do not qualify for their D-IA school they have a backup school. It is too bad that the athletes might lose out on entering UH as freshmen–I hope that they get qualified and am glad that they have time.

  219. Garret March 2, 2009 9:12 pm

    The Miami Dolphins just signed a player to take Samson’s job at C. Here is one take on it.

    The Dolphins hope to have answered their question at center tonight, agreeing to a five-year deal with Jake Grove, an NFL source confirmed.

    Grove, 29, spent the past five seasons with the Oakland Raiders, starting 46 games for them since the team drafted him in the second round of the 2004 draft.

    Grove was an All-America and winner of the Dave Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s best center, during his career at Virginia Tech.

    Miami hopes he can come in to replace Samson Satele, the starter the past two seasons and the No. 60 pick in the 2007 draft.

  220. Garret March 2, 2009 9:14 pm

    The really bad thing is that the Dolphins management and coaches seems to be happy with both of their starting guards from last season, and both return. Plus, they signed another C/G last week that was coached by Miami’s current head coach.

    If Samson is going to get a big payday on his next contract, he has to start next season. However, Miami currently has other players slotted to start at C and both guard spots, and they signed that C/G Berger that their head coach likes.

    On Friday, Miami signed center/guard Joe Berger, a former Dolphin who spent the past two season with the Cowboys.

  221. Garret March 2, 2009 9:15 pm

    Another article about this.

    The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Grove was a second-round pick by the Raiders in 2004 and has started at center and right guard. The Dolphins have made it clear that one of their offseason priorities was to upgrade at center and possibly shift Samson Satele to guard.

    Grove is one of three players in Virginia Tech history to earn unanimous All-American honors, joining center Jim Pyne and linebacker Corey Moore. He benched nearly 500 pounds in college and played the last eight games of the 2001 season with a broken hand, the kind of toughness that Dolphins VP of football operations Bill Parcells admires. He still led the team with 48 knockdown blocks that year.

  222. Garret March 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Scientists have found a way to make an almost unlimited supply of stem cells *without* needing to destroy embryos (they use skin cells from adults)! A big bonus is that the cells can be made from a patient’s own skin so they carry the same DNA and thus avoids the risk of being rejected by the immune system. So, no ethical dilemma because no embryos are involved *and* it has medical benefits when used in treatment.

  223. Garret March 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    DARPA gave Lockheed a contract to build a tiny (the size of a coin!) helicopter for indoor military missions.

  224. Garret March 2, 2009 9:18 pm

    An alternative technique to create flu vaccines has been developed that uses insect cells instead of chicken eggs to create the vaccines. The current chicken egg technique is considered slow and inefficient, so hopefully this new technique will be an improvement.

  225. Garret March 2, 2009 9:18 pm

    Despite declaring bankruptcy and laying off 3,200 workers, Nortel wants the bankruptcy court to okay their plan to offer $45 milllion in retention bonuses for executives and key employees.

  226. Garret March 2, 2009 9:19 pm

    Both NetZero and Earthlink are increasing their dial-up internet access advertising, as some people might be looking to downgrade from high-speed to dial-up to save money in this economy.

  227. Garret March 2, 2009 9:20 pm

    Free play links pau.

  228. Garret March 2, 2009 9:21 pm

    Note for Jason: This is another article that goes over what we’re discussed on the blog before:

    The US lags behind many other countries in the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates, which means that our STEM workforce is aging and declining in number.

  229. 2afraid2signmynamecuzshemightbeatmeup March 2, 2009 9:22 pm

    you guyz got it right on da kini shmuuzoo. talk about slurp slurp slurp.
    real titaz wuud not quit.

    an yu taut wuz being 2 hard on yurselfs? trying to suck up to da coddled ones? :mrgreen: .

    step aside shallow water…. 😆

    suck it up 2Gz. 😀

    betta 2Gz dan 2Pz 😀

    k.get da haiku going, big sea.


    yur lips are curly
    yu like bash da squirty
    but yu godda wait yur turny. 😀

    my sistahz, Warriorz wud not quit.
    stand up soldier.
    an yu call yurself a Warrior?

    pftttt… did Mike Smith call it right?

    now if dat don’t wake da chickens, da chick is blind
    blind blind. 😆
    c’mon, suck it up fo da gang. 😀 we love yu, dats apparent.

    smooch smoooch 😀 😀

  230. bighilofan2 March 2, 2009 9:31 pm

    hiya Tsaikos.

    did our 3 guyz go JUCO?

  231. chawan_cut March 2, 2009 9:32 pm

    speaking of dolphins, tombo ahi just sent me that link.

  232. brew808 March 2, 2009 9:36 pm

    C_C – Please forward that link to Esme! 😀

  233. Jason March 2, 2009 10:21 pm

    The tough thing for Samson is that he doesn’t fit what they want to do, but I think they still recognize that he’s talented at what he does. So if you can’t find good value for him in a trade, then do you just keep him on the bench for depth (assuming someone else takes a starting role — he still could fight back with a vengeance and start somewhere on the line)?

    And yes, I saw the STEM article. At least with regards to mathematics, because that’s my field of (limited) expertise, that’s why I want to start introducing more math research into our curriculum, or at least kick start a program where students can dabble into some research on basic topics. I’m doing two projects/reports on topics that are not only completely comprehendable to high schoolers (I’m going to present these talks to them too, if time allows), but they could probably do good research themselves on these very same topics. It’s college math, but it’s simple enough where they can learn it. We need to do things like that to encourage the STEM fields.

    If some of my kids don’t even realize that different colleges (e.g., UH vs. HPU) have different core requirements and offer different types of courses, then even more so that they don’t realize what interesting topics there are in STEM fields. Something like that doesn’t require much in funding or grants — Google and access to libraries like Hamilton Library at UH-Mānoa, those are tremendous sources to get them started. Then if funding can come about from this, maybe we can start taking kids or teachers to conferences, get them introduced to what lies beyond the horizon.

    In fact, I was going to try looking for some private funding from local businesses to fund such trips, but I’ve since realized that none of the kids we have now would be ready to be introduced to a barrage of mathematical research — it would be too much to take in. But maybe if I attend every year, take a week off to go and attend different talks, network with people across the country, get their help over the Internet with interesting topics … For example, we had Dr. Ken Ono from the University of Wisconsin-Madison come over last week, and we talked a bit about some topics in number theory that I could introduce to the kids as well (heck, those were topics interesting to ME). Just for me to learn these things, and to share them with my students, that would be a great way to showcase what mathematics is about.

  234. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:22 pm

    You share pink things in your spare time?

  235. Jason March 2, 2009 10:24 pm

    Speaking of math — I hope everyone has a Happy Square Root Day tomorrow! I didn’t even know this day existed until I learned about it today; isn’t it awesome?

    And don’t forget March 14 is Pi Day! Enjoy yourself a slice of pie; try some apple with cheddar cheese, it’s awesome.

  236. Kazz March 2, 2009 10:24 pm

    UH Fan:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Does anyone know if the Ching Complex is open to the public at anytime? Like for the use of the track/field?

    To access the Ching Complex outside of the times the UH track team use it one would need to call the athletic department for inquiries.

    I don’t have the # off hand but it is listed at the entrances at Ching Field.

  237. Jason March 2, 2009 10:28 pm

    I was walking down Bishop St to go to Starbucks (to buy coffee for a Relay for Life silent auction item), and guess who I ran into on Hotel St: homey!

    He “claims” to have gone down to Longs for some shopping. But I never saw him walk through the doors … 😯

    That reminds me — A-House, they re-opened Salad Creations! I think they might be honoring those punch cards like the one I gave you, so maybe you might want to try it. The prices went a bit up, and they took some stuff off the menu, but it’s pretty much the same. They now include half and full salads (thank goodness, the previous owner started selling half salads as fulls, what a rip off). No Asian peanut dressing, though, because of the peanut thing. They used Asian ginger dressing. I don’t really care for ginger.

    * * *

    I think midterms have fried my brain. And it’s only the START of the season for me. 😯

  238. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:31 pm

    Jason – You should have followed me.

    Don’t forget Girls day…

  239. Jason March 2, 2009 10:34 pm

    How DARE girls, let alone anyone, come along and try to steal OUR spotlight? It is Square Root Day! 😉

  240. Da Punchbowl Kid March 2, 2009 10:57 pm

    Dare I say: Three of the jewels of this recruit class off to Western Arizona? How does that happen?

    What’s going on?! Anyone?!

  241. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:57 pm

    Jason – I’m certain a square root didn’t give birth to you.

  242. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 10:59 pm

    DPK – Easy, if they don’t have a qualifying SAT score or do not meet the pre-requisite to enroll at UH. Still get time to sort things out.

  243. Jason March 2, 2009 11:02 pm

    That’s why we have Mother’s Day. 😀

    I’ll be honest, our family never really celebrated Girls Day, so I always forget it. Until someone mentions it, then I’m like, oh yeah.

  244. al ™ March 2, 2009 11:03 pm

    dpk….don’t go jumping the gun and thinking the negative stuff. easy boy. you sound like that gg person.

  245. Jason March 2, 2009 11:05 pm

    Okay, I’m off to bed. Happy Square Root Day and Happy Girls Day to all. Although Square Root Day can be celebrated by all. Hence, it is superior! 😉

  246. jm2375 March 2, 2009 11:06 pm

    Jason – did you read Kelli’s blog today? Sounds like she’s pretty busy today. I don’t think I ever want to be a full-time college student again. I’ve done my time and as a science major, spent half of it in a lab!!

    #238 – relax, there’s another Square Root Day in 7 years!! 😆 😕

  247. SteveM March 2, 2009 11:13 pm

    Picking up from last night (and runnin’ away soon)… when I saw this, I figure we could substitute d1shima, Liz/Esme, and pride. and come with good results… 🙂

    ….can’t find that Lawrence Welk singer (Guy Hovis), though… 😆

  248. al ™ March 2, 2009 11:19 pm

    jason boy. boy, some day you will learn that girls are far more superior to square roots.

  249. Kekoa March 2, 2009 11:23 pm

    jm2375 is the square root of Homey?…

  250. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 11:27 pm

    Kekoa – jm#### is just square.

  251. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 11:30 pm

    Yep, a square root cannot have dinner ready at the snap of my fingers.

  252. homey ℞ March 2, 2009 11:31 pm

    See you all tomorrow…

  253. Kekoa March 2, 2009 11:33 pm

    Watch it Homes…she’s a mommy too. One that holds the lickin’ stick over her ‘kid.’ She could very easily turn on you!

  254. jm2375 March 2, 2009 11:38 pm

    Thanks Kekoa!!! 😀

  255. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 11:38 pm

    Re: Maafala, Lopati
    They’re not qualifiers yet. Then again, nobody is a qualifier until graduating from high school.
    So, they have three options:
    1. Qualify and play for UH.
    2. Go to a JC (but if they’re non-qualifiers they can’t come back until they earn their AA and sufficient credits toward their four-year degrees).
    3. Go to West Oahu, where they only need to earn 24 qualifying credits (UH doesn’t look at SAT scores from four-year-college transfers).

  256. Stephen Tsai March 2, 2009 11:39 pm

    Sounds like it’s an SAT issue. But they can take the SAT every month through June. So there’s time, I imagine.

  257. Cindy/Cenn March 2, 2009 11:46 pm

    Goodnight, all!

  258. Ralph March 2, 2009 11:53 pm

    west oahu seems like the best option, 12 credits, can be taken in one year time plus 2 summer schools-right after graduation and after a year at west oahu…softer load to make the gpa high enough to transfer…

  259. al ™ March 3, 2009 12:01 am

    happy girls’ day!

  260. HiFlyer March 3, 2009 12:51 am

    new post

  261. chawan_cut March 3, 2009 7:33 am

    square root day?
    and you guys call me lame?

  262. March 24, 2009 9:31 pm

    very nice post article and you should write clearly about this and i thing is no so impressive.

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