Labor Day

OK, let’s take care of some business. I made my friend Deb pick a winner, so the volleyball tickets go to BigHiloFan2.

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We’re drawing the winning name for the Waikoloa  stay during tomorrow’s Warrior Beat Show.

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And the guest tomorrow is slotback Greg Salas.

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Warriors worked out today. Injury updates:

• Defensive end Fetaiagogo Fonoti said he definitely will make the Seattle-Vegas trip. He said he hopes to play this weekend. He said the MRI showed a hyperextension of the left kneecap.

• Defensive ends Elliott Purcell and Victor Clore did not practice today. Purcell has a contusion of his left quadriceps. Clore suffered a concussion in the opener. Both expect to play against Washington State.

• Defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga also did not practice today. He has a sprained ankle. He does not think it’s serious.

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Warrior game balls were awarded to Salas (who also was named the WAC’s Offensive Player of the Week), safety Mana Silva, linebacker R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane and punt returner Ryan Henry. UH says it cannot actually give the game balls to the players until after their career is over. Which raises the questions: Let’s say a junior wins the Heisman Trophy. Does he have to wait until after his career is over, too?

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Happy birthday to Wena. Happy belated birthday to Stretch.

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Here are the H-9 Chargers, featuring the sons of Warrior Mojo and Curtis Murayama. That’s Chase Kim (front row, second from left) and Travis Murayama (front right):



  1. Long Time UH Fan September 7, 2009 10:55 am

    Congrats to Big Hilo Fan2

  2. J September 7, 2009 10:56 am

    Happy birthday Wena and Steve…who going pay for dinner at your house today?

  3. justin September 7, 2009 10:56 am

    Will Dustin Blount or Aaron Brown make the trip?

  4. Long Time UH Fan September 7, 2009 10:56 am

    Happy Birthday wishes to ST and Wena…and many more to come!

  5. Stephen Tsai September 7, 2009 11:03 am

    • Aaron Brown will make the trip. He’s healthy.
    • I think Blount has a chance. He’s clearing up some eligibility issues related to the time he took off to take care of his grandmother. But he practiced today.

  6. al September 7, 2009 11:04 am

    hey, btw.
    what did happen to dustin blount?

  7. al September 7, 2009 11:04 am


  8. al September 7, 2009 11:05 am

    this past game might have broken a record for least amount of tackles from the mlb position.

    it seemed that often they had him in the wrong gap.

  9. al September 7, 2009 11:06 am


    long time no see.
    did you make it to the game?
    i kept looking out for you and the boss and the lemon mochi bars.

  10. NYUH September 7, 2009 11:14 am

    1 Jimmy Clausen, QB ND 18 15 83.3 315 17.5 88 4 0 0 303.7
    23 Greg Alexander, QB HAW 32 21 65.6 304 9.5 66 3 1 4 170.1

  11. NYUH September 7, 2009 11:15 am

    1 Michael Floyd, WR ND 4 189 47.3 88 3
    2 Stephen Williams, WR TOL 15 185 12.3 42 2
    3 Eric Decker, WR MINN 9 183 20.3 53 0
    4 Jordan Shipley, WR TEX 8 180 22.5 78 1
    Greg Salas, WR HAW 7 180 25.7 66 1

  12. SteveM September 7, 2009 11:18 am

    Good morning everyone!


  13. NYUH September 7, 2009 11:24 am

    NCAA Division I-A Player Rushing Statistics – 2009


    76 Chris Rainey, RB FLA 1 76 76.0 76 1
    Derek Lawson, RB ARST 12 76 6.3 15 1
    Bilal Powell, RB UL 15 76 5.1 28 1
    Greg Alexander, QB HAW 16 76 4.8 23 0

  14. LK September 7, 2009 11:29 am

    Congratulations to BigHiloFan2. Someone who is very deserving of some love from the blog.

  15. Ethan Rom September 7, 2009 11:31 am

    Hello there!

    Happy Labor Day! A very Happy Birthday to Wena and Stretch! And congrats to Greg Salas on a very deserving WAC player of the week award!

  16. bb September 7, 2009 11:44 am

    So how was the WAC coaches teleconference?

    Was the discipline of “Knocked the F” Hout discussed?

    Or did Uncle Karl and the rest of his Bronco Blue Boys sweep it under the rug?

  17. A-House September 7, 2009 11:49 am

    Hey, brother bighilofan2, you da man – enjoy the VB game!!!

  18. A-House September 7, 2009 11:56 am

    Crowd cheer at aloha stadium and on the road can be:

    Warriors, Warriors, Warriors, (from Makai side and North end zone)

    response: Oy (Oe or Oi), Oy, Oy ( from Mauka side & South end zone)

    Simple and all that want to can participate!

    May take time, but worth a try?

  19. A-House September 7, 2009 12:03 pm

    First game of each season, I look to the North End zone and see the flags being flown.

    For the 3rd consecutive year, the flags are in the INCORRECT order – kinda disappointing that the Stadium Authority does not care how the flags are displayed.

    This year, they had the UH flag on the left ( as you look at it ), US flag in the middle, and State flag on the right.

    By protocol, the US flag is ALWAYS on its own right, then State of Hawaii flag, and last UH flag (left to right as you look a it).

    Maybe small thing, but I take great pride in the USA!!!

  20. bighilofan2 September 7, 2009 12:09 pm

    Oy Oy Oy

    yeee haaa

    yippe kai yay …. 😆

    I won sumtin.

    now, no tell me goin be on my burfday

    but when is dat game? 😎

  21. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:13 pm

    Congrats Big Hilo Fan! You is da winnah winnah chicken dinnah!

  22. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:15 pm

    aussiesupporter! ~ G’day mate! Welcome to the Tsaiko family.

    My fellow Tsaiko, Pomai and I were inside the stadium 2 hours prior to game time and watched Alex ‘boom’ a few kicks to warm up. He is such a talented young man. We have watched him at several practices last month. He is simply amazing!

    During his 1st punt attempt, he may have been a bit nervous. He mishandled the snap, but quickly recovered. He was able to get a decent punt down field with lots of ‘air’ under it. This allowed the coverage to get down field and limit the return.

    Other punts were also ‘position’ kicks, and they were well executed. Kickers are expected to be able to control the distance and the ‘hang’ time of their punts. Alex handled his duties very well for a freshman. He will only get better with time.

    Those of us who have witnessed his ability to ‘sky’ those punts are so very thankful that he chose to come to play for, and become a Warrior Oy..oy..oy!

  23. labrat September 7, 2009 12:18 pm

    If the three masts are of equal height I think you may be right but if the center pole is taller then I think they got it right. I did not really notice.

  24. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:20 pm

    Pssst!…bhf2..take me and I can tell Papa L. to interview you befoah da game…K?

  25. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:32 pm

    A-house ~ No can find my Drill & Ceremonies manual. I believe you are correct tho…

    Check this out next time you climb on board a charter bus. They usually have a US Flag decal at the entrance door. The stars appear in the upper right hand corner of the flag as you face the bus. It would appear to be facing the wrong way. Is it?

  26. bighilofan2 September 7, 2009 12:33 pm


    I euz thinking about taking you, but now i get reservations. 😀

    ceded lands? all I saw was Florida when i wuz in da Target parking lot. da kanaks living real close togedda, yu guys tryin for manage a trois?
    plus, no can yell at da wife, da neighba gonna call 911. an da train? biiiig differfence da ceded lands of waimanalo and da ceded lands of kapolei. 😆

    but i came looking for you saturdy, big fella. an i got lost. 😀 i wuz driving around, trying fo smell yo location, and had sumbudy else cookin. 😀

    i think the game is thursday, no? back laters… 😀

    thanks, eh?

  27. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:35 pm

    Missed da lunch bell at da Willows…hope the coaches have all the solutions for the masses. It’s tuff having such a high profile job.

  28. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:39 pm

    Way to go Greg Salas. You did the Warrior Nation proud young man! Keep it up!

    John Fonoti ~ Keep it real, and let it heal!

  29. NYUH September 7, 2009 12:51 pm

    I was sorry to hear about the demise of Hawaii IPTV. I enjoyed watching some of the UH games last year and especially having access to some of the all-time great UH games. I discontinued my service in the spring. It was a combination of a poor basketball season and difficulty in accessing archived b-ball games. I found their website to be static and rarely updated in the immediate way to monitor the status of live games and consequently missing crucial parts of several games.

    I did find much aloha in their personal service and would have continued if more of the logistical/technical aspects of service worked. I hope they were bought up by someone, maybe TW or HA?? I think the community aspects of the HA, such as this very prestigious Warrior Beat blog, would combine well with the global service of Hawaii IPTV.

  30. Kekoa September 7, 2009 12:53 pm

    bhf2 ~ You should have called. You got my numbah!…(prolly Susan get ‘um). Ho you!…we partied until this morning 4:00 AM!

    Diana sed she goin’ give you da slippah wen she see you in Vegas! She nuha enough to call braddah Blaze to remind you of one ting. What happens on da ceded lands, stays on ceded lands. Da message will be permanently emblazoned on your forehead for all time!

  31. Tombo Ahi September 7, 2009 12:53 pm

    Good news for Ryan Mouton, who was back to practice today, three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain.

    I also wanted to say I’m sorry but I didn’t post all that spam linking back to my blog a few posts back!

    Happy B-DAY to ST, Wena and Stretch.

  32. J-Dog September 7, 2009 1:05 pm

    Didn’t hear Mana Lolotai’s name called much.

  33. J-Dog September 7, 2009 1:07 pm

    Our safties were a bit slow coming over to help the corners. On one play, Jeramy Bryant’s player almost had a big play but the pass was not great. Bryant looked upset that the safety came over late.

  34. J-Dog September 7, 2009 1:10 pm

    Aaron Brown looked good for someone that was just moved to linebacker.

    Had Jeramy Bryant been healthy last season, I think he would have earned a starting spot. Glad we got him for another 2 seasons.

  35. Mr C September 7, 2009 1:19 pm

    Does anyone know if they will televise Washington game live on Sat? Looking for the wes side area.

  36. chawan_cut September 7, 2009 1:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to all!

  37. Slugger September 7, 2009 2:06 pm


    LTUHF & the Mrs. were sitting next to me in section LL, yellow. They didn’t make it to the T-Gate. They will be at Genji for this Saturday’s game.

    Nice lunch, company at the Willows today. I learn more ‘n more as Coach Mack goes over the highlights of the game. Jason was the only Tsaiko to winning a raffle prize.

    Practice tomorrow at 7 am…

  38. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 2:06 pm

    Mr C ~ We normally populate nancy’s in Waipio for TV games. So far as I know, BG & I are going to Gengi’s to watch da game. Good food, great service. HDTV – Come join us!

  39. Slugger September 7, 2009 2:09 pm

    Congrats, BHF2!

    My friend in Kona says he hasn’t met your braddah paddling at Keauhou. He doesn’t paddle competitively.

  40. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 2:09 pm

    Jason always wins! It’s mathmatically impossible to try and stop him.

  41. bighilofan2 September 7, 2009 2:30 pm

    watcdhing the Miami Florida State game. seeing all those people getting all jazzed up, gotta love it.

    i just love intense competition! and athleticism.

    das why i like watching our Warriors.

  42. Jason September 7, 2009 2:35 pm

    What can you say, I play the percentages right. 😉

  43. wafan September 7, 2009 2:47 pm

    Any report from today’s Na Koa lunch? Aside of the food, that is.

  44. Garret September 7, 2009 2:49 pm

    Transcript of Mac’s press conference.

    On sophomore defensive end Liko Satele, stepping in for the injured John Fonoti…

    John Fonoti is a key injury for us, we’re trying to get him ready. One defensive end who…got his opportunity and you always say, if you get your opportunity you make the most of it, was Liko Satele. Liko just played outstanding. He won a starting position with his play last weekend. He’s a real talent and he might not have had that opportunity if John had not got hurt. We’re really excited about him.

  45. Garret September 7, 2009 2:49 pm

    Junior Wide Receiver Greg Salas

    On winning the WAC Offensive Player of the Week Award…
    It’s nice. It’s a first for me, so I’m happy… It’s good to have a big game. It boosts my confidence a lot, so I’ll take that in to the next game.

  46. jm2375 September 7, 2009 2:51 pm

    Howzit guys!

    Congrats to Greg Salas. Great job.

    Congrats to bhf2. You comin’ speeshel fo da game?

    OK, finished yard work, botcha’d and now relaxing and watching “Animal House” before departing for Mom’s bday party.

    Kekoa – I still got your omiyage. Hope to see you Saturday (or before).

    Have a great rest of the day.

  47. bighilofan2 September 7, 2009 2:52 pm


    went to the online fortune teller and asked da free crystal ball like dis:

    Q: did good last week crystal ball, so tell me, UH Warriors beats UWashington Huskies 9/12, yes or no

    The Great Crystal Ball Has Answered:

    A: The outcome you desire will come to pass.

    day yu go. :mrgreen:

  48. wafan September 7, 2009 2:54 pm

    Wow! It is going to be loud, loud, loud at the wvb when bhf2 shows up!!!


  49. Jason September 7, 2009 2:54 pm

    wafan: What happens at Nā Koa stays at Nā Koa. 😉

  50. wafan September 7, 2009 2:55 pm

    bhf2 . . .

    Wrong question! Not UW!!! It will be WSU!!!

    So, now we are going to beat UW but have a bad time with WSU?


  51. Jason September 7, 2009 2:56 pm

    Mack broke down some film. Talked about some of the players that did really well. Quickly addressed the 2-pt thing during the Q&A afterwards. Gave some good insights into things that they noticed about UCA and Washington State. Don’t want to give away too much, though. Let’s just say in terms of pre-game preparations, I think the team will be ready. It’s how they adjust in-game that will affect the final result.

  52. TChahng [서울] September 7, 2009 3:16 pm


    RE: 25 per The Flag Manual

    A flag decal or a flag magnet displayed on either side of a vehicle should have the blue field towards the front of the vehicle so that the flag appears to be moving forward as the vehicle moves forward.

    Flag Manual is available for download at []

  53. Garret September 7, 2009 3:46 pm

    The Pac-10’s Commissioner is unhappy that BSU didn’t suspend Hout. He even asked Karl Benson to look at punishing Hout since BSU wasn’t going to suspend him.

    The Broncos have declined to suspend Byron Hout even though he made physical contact while taunting Blount.

    Scott said he was concerned about BSU’s reaction — in other words: he thinks the school is going too light on Hout — and called WAC commissioner Karl Benson and “asked him to look at it” on the conference level.

  54. Garret September 7, 2009 3:48 pm

    However, this article talks about how Karl Benson decided against suspending Hout.

    Benson said he’s taken some heat for not stepping in and further disciplining Hout, but he said he felt Boise State handled it properly, adding that he was careful to listen to the words Hout used.

    “Was it a taunt? Yes, it was a taunt,” Benson said. “Yet, if it hadn’t triggered a reaction, nothing would have been said. … It was a difficult determination to isolate his comments versus what happened afterward. I tried to isolate his comments and tried to use that to determine if he deserved any type of sanction.”

  55. Ralph September 7, 2009 3:48 pm

    BigHilo your fortune teller is a babooze if she didn’t tell you on the spot, we not playing Washington Huskies, the Warriors will be hauling in a bunch of cougars from Washington State.

  56. Garret September 7, 2009 3:52 pm

    It looks like the Pac-10 has their Bowl lineup set up now. Instead of the low-paying Poinsettia and Hawaii Bowls, they added a January 1 Bowl (which pays much more than either bowl) and bumped down the Las Vegas Bowl to 5th choice, with the Emerald Bowl at their 6th choice. Two things:

    1. The Pac-10 won’t fill the Emerald Bowl spot many years, which opens up a bowl spot for WAC teams.

    2. The Hawaii Bowl probably cannot get the Pac-10 back without a big increase in payout. So, at least the Hawaii Bowl gets the 2nd choice C-USA team instead of getting a late choice from some other conference or an at-large team.

  57. tom mui September 7, 2009 3:59 pm

    Why is taunting a player a penalty? Is it because it is unsportmanlike?

    Why is taunting a player outside of a game context, just “boys will be boys”?

    Why is doing a haka or ha’a unsportsmanlike prior to a game a penalty?

    I’m so confused!!!

  58. evj September 7, 2009 4:15 pm

    I suppose Tom, it’s different when you taunt someone before a game. But once the game has been played and the final score posted, it’s time to congratulate each other on a hard fought battle, not to shove the loser’s face into the mud or kick him when he is already down and out. At least, that’s how I was taught to compete.

    IF, Hout made physical contact on top of that, that’s not cool at all.

  59. evj September 7, 2009 4:18 pm

    Insofar as the Haka is concerned… La Tech… just gotta go shove em in the mud during game time, I suppose…

  60. Floost September 7, 2009 4:20 pm

    Можно и довольно серьезно поспорить по этому поводу… А вообще интересно!

  61. wafan September 7, 2009 4:20 pm

    Nah. I think it is just Benson being a BS homer.


  62. evj September 7, 2009 4:21 pm

    Too bad we don’t have an alumni Haka that could be performed during timeouts, eh? Maybe on the Jumbotron when they upgrade it….. .

  63. HiFlyer September 7, 2009 4:22 pm

    How do we as all of the WAC schools go about getting Karl Benson fired as commissoner? I think that he is very weak and always shows bias toward BSU and this is another fine example.

  64. evj September 7, 2009 4:22 pm


    Hey you don’t say? Thanks for the update!

  65. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 7, 2009 4:22 pm

    Mahalo to those of you who drank on Saturday and brought your HI-5 containers from home. I’ve already given Don Weir a check for $35 for the equipment fund – rounded up from $33.88 – weight not count with this many containers.

    Next collection day is October 10 & here’s the challenge. If the total count exceeds1,000 containers, we’ll bring a special group prize to the Boise State T-Gate on October 24. If it exceeds 2,000 we’ll also include something else to be announced after the October 10 count is completed.

    Happy Birthday to the King & Queen. Yes, it really does work sharing burpdays with SigOths – DaDocs are two days apart and used to celebrate in the middle, but we gave up the practice when we transitted
    into Old Futdom.

  66. madeinhawaii September 7, 2009 4:22 pm

    Oops… been posting under my wife’s name.. thought I changed it back last night..

  67. madeinhawaii September 7, 2009 4:23 pm

    All those evj posts today… those were me… slip of the thumb.. there..

  68. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 7, 2009 4:26 pm


    Could you translate Floost’s comments for those of us who aren’t multi-linguistic. Mahalo.

  69. midnight September 7, 2009 4:28 pm

    Happy birthday to Wena!

    Happy belated birthday to Stretch!!!

  70. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 4:29 pm

    TChahng ~ Yes! You are correct sir! Thanks for your answer! I’m always impressed with the collective knowledge of the members of this blog.

    Mahalo for your research on the flag. Proper respect for the flag is sometimes pushed aside. I appreciate your due diligence.

  71. Hank September 7, 2009 4:38 pm

    …it was good to see Correa and Hanohano get some pt this weekend…if Fonoti can return…we should have the ability to rotate a number of players on the d-line. nice.

    …also, being from Hilo, and knowing Mana Silva since high school (my daughter was a classmate at KSH), i dare say that he is going to surprise a few fans this year. The young man is not only athletic, but as hard working as they come. He was also in AP English with my daughter, and graduated with honors. Being a quick study doesn’t hurt at his position.

  72. A-House September 7, 2009 4:49 pm

    I, personally, am not taken back by Benson’s action or lack there of for the Boise St episode.

    However, Benson has now set a precedence on what is acceptable behavior for all WAC football players. If he does otherwise to a player and/or school, there is cause, IMHO, for discrimination action against him.

  73. Jason September 7, 2009 4:51 pm

    Mack pointed out Mana Silva as one of the players who had a good game. I think he mentioned that Silva is pre-med, so he’s an intelligent young man in the classroom too. While watching the game live, I thought he made a couple mistakes in certain situations, but Mack said something today (I don’t want to say it on the blog for opposing teams to see) that vindicated Silva.

    At the very least, I think everyone started to see why the coaches love Silva at safety. The guy can absolutely fly around the field. Physical abilities remind me a lot of Leonard Peters. Scary thing is, I personally think he has more upside than LP.

  74. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 4:53 pm

    Hank ~ Mana made an indelible impression on me while watching him lay some lumber on anyone who ventured into his kill zone!

    Thanks for the insight. He works hard to improve himself, and he displayed his toughness under the glare of the Friday nite lights.

    Win Warriors!

  75. Don Weir September 7, 2009 5:03 pm

    NCAA prohibits game balls given away either in the season or after eligibility has been completed. This is the NCAA interpretation.
    There is a summary of the Na Koa lunch posted after every meeting on several sites. I will ask about getting it added to this site as an ongoing item after every lunch meeting.

  76. Jason September 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Don: Stephen doesn’t post it, but it’s usually linked to by one of the readers here. Not to mention, those of us who attend usually share our own tidbits. 🙂

  77. el guapo September 7, 2009 5:10 pm

    Boise’s lack of action is bad for the WAC, not only for a loss of credibility, but may also make teams reluctant to visit Boise. If they want to play Pac-10 schools they are going to have to go on the road. Both sides are at fault and both should take responsibility.

  78. chawan_cut September 7, 2009 5:15 pm

    your #53, 54.
    i didn’t expect much more from boise and karl benson. he won’t do anything to his prized stallion in the county fair. they are the most popular guy in the school and even the principal kisses his butt. he won’t touch his alumni school.

  79. labrat September 7, 2009 5:16 pm

    Woohoo you can taunt all you want in the WAC. Even if it triggers a reaction because it did so Benson is okay with it. Yeah Benson we got eyes. Blount was walking off the field and Hout went up and pushed him first then taunted him. Even coach Peterson saw that Hout was doing something wrong because he was trying to pull Hout away from Blount before the punch was thrown. The video don’t lie.

  80. #68- Doc:

    It is possible and quite seriously argue about it … But in general interesting!

  81. wafan September 7, 2009 5:43 pm

    This “new” WAC’d policy on taunting now means the Warriors will no longer receive personal fouls for taunting after great hits and touchdowns!

    The players can now cite the source . . . Benson, BS and Hout!

  82. wafan September 7, 2009 5:45 pm

    Well, at least we can dream that things are equal and fair in the land of the WAC’d.


  83. wafan September 7, 2009 5:51 pm

    Teacher Day tomorrow.

    Unending, mindless, and the same thing for the past umpteen years. Dang.

    But, the best part is that the kids come in on Wednesday! And, the administration will, I hope,tend to leave me alone.

    Good night . . . early days start tomorrow.

  84. Garret September 7, 2009 5:52 pm

    Wow, Washington State just pulled out of the UH game scheduled for 11/26/2011…they will pay the $300k penalty…

  85. d1島 September 7, 2009 5:59 pm


    That is very unfortunate.

  86. d1島 September 7, 2009 6:02 pm

    Great time at Na Koa luncheon.

    Not as crowded as I thought it would be.

    Wally Pipp! 😆

  87. Jason September 7, 2009 6:14 pm

    Wally Pipp! 😛

    (Hey, I’m a Yankee fan, I better know Wally Pipp.)

  88. labrat September 7, 2009 6:17 pm

    wow Liz Chun said Liko has earned a starting job. He will remain at the right end until Fonoti is ready to go they will move over to the leftside.

  89. Wow- WA State is out in 2011?

    Good for Liko! He was awesome. Love the depth already!

    Nitey nite wafan- have a good year!

    Head cold is now a chest cold… Ginger tea…

  90. Ralph September 7, 2009 6:29 pm

    isn’t purcell and fonoti injured..DE wide open for healthy players. hopefully the depth is sufficient to provide a 2 deep depth for WSU even if purcell and fonoti aren’t ready for full time duty.

  91. Ralph September 7, 2009 6:30 pm

    paipai, liko and alasi will step up and be counted.

  92. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 6:37 pm


    September 7th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    How do we as all of the WAC schools go about getting Karl Benson fired as commissoner?

    Or we can make sure that the next time he visits Hawaii, he won’t make it back home.

  93. Congrats to BHF2 for winning the VB tix!

  94. koakane™ September 7, 2009 6:43 pm

    evening warrior country and tsaikos fans … whew was very hot today around 91° sure happy to be in an ac environment.

    went to the na koa luncheon today with a few of the tsaiko’s (check fbook for the attendee’s). almost the same info as the coach’s show with lchun. only mia was fearless leader. rkekaula even didn’t know where he was. where oh where art thou grandpa. beeg shout out given to tsai’s followers by dweir.

    congrats to bhf2 on winning tickets to wahine vball.

    au’we to da cougars for pulling out playing the warriors wassa matta you. should change name to scarede cats

  95. Pomai September 7, 2009 6:51 pm

    I don’t know why everyone is surprised at the lack of action by Benson, after all he is the second coming of the fumbler!!!

  96. just telling the truth September 7, 2009 7:01 pm

    how come no one throw one chili pepah in the water today

    no chum in the water either

    no insightful post like yesterday

  97. 808ike September 7, 2009 7:01 pm

    Congrats to BHF2.

  98. duffer September 7, 2009 7:02 pm

    Did Billy Ray play this past Friday?

  99. chawan_cut September 7, 2009 7:10 pm

    tonight’s news

  100. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 7:15 pm


    September 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Did Billy Ray play this past Friday?

    Unless he was on special teams, I really don’t think so. Considering the struggles we had on offense, I don’t think they subbed out any receivers other than the occasional sub between Jovonte Taylor and Royce Pollard.

  101. Goin2Play September 7, 2009 7:15 pm

    While I believe Brian Smith and Nick Rolovich are quality people, if we want to consider UH to be a major college football power….then we cannot be a farm club developing coaches for the major leagues.

    Good player doesn’t always = good coach, just like average player doesn’t always = average coach (look at Kenny Niumatalolo who was a backup his entire career at UH and is now the Head Coach for Navy!)

    Coach Mack didn’t have a lot of time to put together his because of the abrupt departure of Coach Jones and some of his staff…but, at the end of each year he has to evaluate his staff to insure they are at Division I caliber or have them go back to JC, NAIA or IAA…etc.

    This is the same message they give to some of their players…nothing personal…just business.

  102. duffer September 7, 2009 7:19 pm

    Maybe Billy Ray should red shirt this year, especially if he doesn’t make the travel roster.

  103. just telling the truth September 7, 2009 7:40 pm


    But that’s the benchmark of how they do things at UH

    I would also venture to say even the humblest, quit, positive thinking fan has the hardest time suppressing their negativity towards the program during the coach mack years because they too can see that the kids are getting short changed with inferior coaching.

  104. ai-eee-soos September 7, 2009 7:43 pm

    I posted this before – I think Billy Ray should redshirt.

    He won’t get much playing time this year; he would have to share time with all the JC redshirts.

    He is young – let him physically mature.

    Then let him play four straight years; and push him for All American,

    if he performs as expected.

  105. Being a fan- supporting the team- sharing observations- offering constructive criticism.

    These can all be useful when, imho, we apply some personal filters:

    Is it the Truth?
    Is it Fair to all concerned?
    Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
    Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And the wisdom to know the difference.

  106. just telling the truth September 7, 2009 7:52 pm


    look at al’s post at #8 does that not fall under observation/criticism? So get off your high horse.

    Even prides posts yesterday were borderline.

    The point is don’t be selective in your wrath.

  107. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 7:52 pm

    Redshirting is not confirmed until the season pau. There is decent depth for us at WR so I seriously doubt a scenario where Billy Ray Stutzmann will have to play a down or series at all this season.

    We’ll have him for four more after this season. 🙂

  108. Garret September 7, 2009 7:57 pm

    Wasn’t Billy Ray hurt in fall camp? If he’s not healthy and if he’s behind in the offense due to the practice time he missed, he probably won’t get much time and should redshirt.

    In the long run, I would think that it would be best for Billy Ray to redshirt. However, the coaches have to consider that injuries could happen to the starting wideouts and they will use him if needed.

  109. #105 is for an individual to apply in thought before posting- not directed towards anyone in particular.

    Stephen Tsai Friends Unite!

  110. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:00 pm


    September 7th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    Wasn’t Billy Ray hurt in fall camp? If he’s not healthy and if he’s behind in the offense due to the practice time he missed, he probably won’t get much time and should redshirt.

    Briefly. I think he was out for a few practices, but then returned shortly after.

  111. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:02 pm




  112. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:10 pm

    Don Weir:

    September 7th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    NCAA prohibits game balls given away either in the season or after eligibility has been completed. This is the NCAA interpretation.

    For a sec I thought the NCAA is really the 4th Reich, but I guess the NCAA’s reasoning is if some college kid decides to sell that game ball on eBay or something…

    So fine… the NCAA gets a “pass” on that ruling. 🙄

  113. chawan_cut September 7, 2009 8:11 pm

    ncaa’s rules work when they want it to work. and against who they want it to work.
    still wondering why usc is clean after that whole reggie bush mess.

  114. CouchP September 7, 2009 8:12 pm

    Coaches will always point out the positives and some of the negatives after games, Warrior fans should not get to high or to low regarding what occurred in the first game of the season, especially after playing against a D1AA team. Evaluations versus the PAC 10 Cougars (even if they look like the cellar dweller in 09) they should be better athletes than the D1AA team from this past weekend. UNLV and Louisiana Tech will be much tougher than Warriors first two games! Fresno St., at Idaho, Boise State, at Nevada will also be a treacherous run for Warriors.

  115. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:14 pm

    The “usuals” are spot on in their timing of throwing the Wahine Volleyball program and coaches under the bus again on the main HA website comments…

    After the game me and my friends stayed to give a standing ovation to the ladies and we had the good seats (8th row)… The girls waved to those that stayed back with their heads up and we were proud of their efforts for a nice comeback attempt even though they felt short.

    Some Hawaii people don’t DESERVE to have good character girls and guys representing “them” on the court or the field.

    Especially those that play volleyball between friends after work three times a week and call themselves “experts”.

  116. FloridaTed September 7, 2009 8:16 pm

    Happy Birthday to Wena and the Tsai-Meister.

    Born under the same stars, that sure is a good omen.

  117. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:18 pm


    September 7th, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    ncaa’s rules work when they want it to work. and against who they want it to work.
    still wondering why usc is clean after that whole reggie bush mess.

    $$$$$$$$$ speaks volumes.

  118. Garret September 7, 2009 8:22 pm

    Nice note on Pisa from the Chicago Tribune.

    Pisa Tinoisamoa: Stolen off the scrap heap from St. Louis, Tinoisamoa is capable of a 100-tackle season at strong-side linebacker.

  119. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 7, 2009 8:22 pm


    Just like in the financial business the powerful are exempt from rules.

    I cannot tell you how MANY fees and policies are waived for those with da kala.

    I understand that’s business, but I also understand that morals and ethics are absent.

  120. Garret September 7, 2009 8:23 pm

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

    Researchers found that infant car seats can cause breathing problems when babies sleep in them, resulting in mild respiratory compromise in about 20% of newborns. The recommend not having babies sleep in car seats outside of the car because the seats can compress the chest wall and reduce airway size, which could result in lower oxygen levels in the blood.

  121. Garret September 7, 2009 8:23 pm

    The economy has resulted in casinos replacing dollar slots with penny slots–in 2005, penny slots were 8% of all bets at Indiana casinos, and now penny slots are 36% of all bets there. Vegas added 7,000 new penny slot machines and took away 12,000 machines that require bigger bets. Because of the lower paybacks, casinos actually make *more* money from penny slot machines than the machines that require bigger bets.

  122. Garret September 7, 2009 8:24 pm

    Study found that people who regularly multitask with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory, or switch from one job to another as well as people who prefer to do one task at a time. The study found that heavy multitaskers get distracted too easily.

  123. Garret September 7, 2009 8:24 pm

    Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar every day, even though the recommended limit is 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Teenagers get an average of 34 teaspoons every day.

  124. Garret September 7, 2009 8:24 pm

    Bus driver in Argentina returned a suitcase containing more than $460,000 to a passenger…and got just an $80 reward.

  125. Garret September 7, 2009 8:25 pm

    Free play links pau.

  126. Garret September 7, 2009 8:27 pm

    Tombo has this article on his Twitter about how UH may be scheduling Utah soon!

    Realizing it’s often hard for recruits and their families to pay travel expenses to come to Utah for a game, the Utes go to the recruiting hotbeds rather than hope the recruits come to them.

    Gaining that kind of exposure is why Utah would like to schedule a game in the Texas area, has tentative plans to play a home-and-home series with Hawaii in the future and travels to the West Coast for games against San Jose State and Oregon, where Utah plays next week.

  127. #122 – finding that to be true at work. hmmm.

  128. FloridaTed September 7, 2009 8:27 pm

    Why don’t we just wait a few games into the season, before we tare the Coaches apart?

    It was the first game,for goodness sakes, lots of new people, including coaches. Don’t you guys think that Oklahoma would love our result?

    We played a pretty good team and didn’t get our act togeter until the end.

    Four turnovers? Count your blessings.

  129. Hi FT! You’re up late!

  130. FloridaTed September 7, 2009 8:35 pm

    Yep, the insomnia fairy is trying to visit again. Thank God for Klonazepam, the anti insomnia fairy dust.

  131. FloridaTed September 7, 2009 8:36 pm

    Oh, sorry! Hi, Liz !

  132. Jeeks- nasty stuff! Too bad that’s not a scrabble word, tho…

  133. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 7, 2009 8:42 pm

    #11 W.M.T.R.Y.H.O.A.S.D.Y.T.?


  134. Kekoa September 7, 2009 8:43 pm

    Hiya Liz ~ Thinking someone may have changed their blog name again?

    Really doesn’t matter. I don’t care what they say anymore. If it’s ignored, they’re gone.

  135. SailorBlue September 7, 2009 8:45 pm

    It’s interesting for a haole such as myself with little football experience to read the blog everyday. I take in everybody’s comments (some rah-rah, some pointed negative) and try to apply my brain (ouch, ouch – it hurts where I think) to come up with some sort of opinion. Then I wonder what I should say. Mostly I stay quiet. When I do open mouth (and it can be pretty big and talkative) I remember what one of my previous bosses used to beat intoy thick skull – ‘don’t bring me a question, beings a question and a solution. So when Pride (a man with a fair nit of football Oline knowledge) asked the question yesterday – specifically what part of the Oline work needs improvement, it was interesting that the silence was deafening. It is easy to say that something sucks in general terms but more difficult to provide CONSTRUCTIVE criticism in order to help the Warriors get better. So I know a bunch of you have some pretty good mind (as proven by the astute analysis) so why don’t you put those underworked highly critical brains to good use and provide some tips that can be passed to the coaches for implementation.

    Just my $0.02 from this armchair Monday Sunday morning quarterback….

  136. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 7, 2009 8:48 pm

    Actually, that should be #111. Solly abut dat.

  137. Kekoa September 7, 2009 8:49 pm

    FT ~ Will we see you in Vegas?

  138. warriorfanny2 September 7, 2009 8:55 pm

    Road Warriors is a Must!

    Strange, but Hawaii must win 4 of 6 road games to go bowling in 2009….jmo. Cant recall this type of scenario before but the warriors stand a better chance of winning a lionshare on the road than we do at NoAloha in 2009.
    Win any 4 of the following on the road: WSU, UNLV, LaT, Idaho, NEV or SJSU.
    Then, we need to win 2 of the remaing 6 at home: FSU, BSU, NMSU, USU, NAVY or WISC. make no mistake–we will be underdogs in 4 of the remaining homegames.
    In todays column, Ferd Lewis cites Hawaii as a must win for the Cougs ….hmmmm n yikes, Ferd is fallin asleep at the wheel again….a warrior defeat to the Cougs at Qwest Field on SAT and you can cancel reservations at the Sheraton Waikiki in DEC. Dont even think about it.
    The Palouse jailbirds are the 2009 designated D!A cellar-dwellers…it wont get better, including Central Arkansas.
    If we can survive w a W and escape Seattle without a team pandemic of the H1N1 virus (hopefully the Manoa bureaurcrats are giving this more thought than MAC’s staff does for an XPoint after TD) we will arrive in Sinsville with some momentum and an upperhand on the Hawaii Bowl….

  139. d1島 September 7, 2009 8:57 pm


    Billy Ray wasn’t padded up last night. Only jersey. My guess would be red-shirt this year.

  140. LK September 7, 2009 8:58 pm

    Curtis/Warrior Mojo,

    Was your I-9 team playing at the stadium on Sunday? Our Cubmaster, had his son in a game at the stadium on Sunday at 1:00. Jacen hopes that Travis and Chase had a good game. Future Warriors all.

  141. TYaiea September 7, 2009 9:00 pm

    UCA game Billy Ray and Alema were in their jersey with street pants in back of the team area with some others who were also injured.

  142. Ai-Yah September 7, 2009 9:01 pm

    Barry Markowitz is a Samoan Resident?!?! What a fraud!!

  143. horse with no name September 7, 2009 9:04 pm

    where’s lizk is #138 offensive to you?

    is a rubber ducky and some bubbles better for you

  144. Pomai September 7, 2009 9:04 pm

    SailorBlue: #135

    Very good post, couldn’t agree more.

  145. Yes Barry is a (oops, better not say it, might be misunderstood) … according to the book of Barry 😆 He’s related to most of the football players from the islands of Samoa.

  146. Ai-Yah September 7, 2009 9:16 pm

    Re #145 – HE WISH! He is full of it

  147. whatever…

  148. lurker September 7, 2009 9:22 pm


    wf2 can say almost the same observation pride makes of the O-line and people go jungle on wf2 why is that?

    pride can say the defenders need to wrap up and tackle better

    coaches on the sidelines are biting their tongues (shaw, tormey)

    and others can make the same kind of observations but there categorized as talking negatyive and stink of the team but prides post are okay..hmmm.

  149. al September 7, 2009 9:22 pm

    well, barry’s wife is a tuioti-mariner.

  150. CouchP September 7, 2009 9:23 pm

    Sailor Blue – Most coaches – especially Division 1A and above – don’t and won’t implement any bloggers observations, suggestions or plays seriously. Although, some of the UH coaches probably read the Warrior Beat for fun!

  151. al September 7, 2009 9:24 pm

    billy ray, it has been reported is redshirting this year.

  152. Pomai September 7, 2009 9:25 pm

    Boy all this is getting rather old.

  153. G (China) September 7, 2009 9:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Wena and Steven. Hope you guys are enjoying your day.

  154. Ai-Yah September 7, 2009 9:29 pm

    Isn’t Tuioti-Mariner from California??

  155. Barry’s direct family connection to Samoa goes pre RLS back approximately 140 years.

  156. el guapo September 7, 2009 9:34 pm

    All I know is I can’t imagine what Pomai and Curveball have had to go through, or what happened to Mrs. Kekoa. Lighten up everyone, there are some things more important than being right.

  157. Sorry, el guapo, back to the 5 F’s +1


  158. lurker September 7, 2009 9:43 pm


    they can dish it out freely but lighten up on them.. huh and why?

  159. Kekoa September 7, 2009 9:47 pm

    el guapo ~ Amen brother.

  160. jm2375 September 7, 2009 9:52 pm


    *burp* back from Mom’s bday party. Good fuuud and good company.

    Re: Benson and BSU – I don’t get it. He’s such a homer for them, but yet BSU wants out of the WAC. I don’t see them giving the love back. Can someone explain it to this clueless wahine? Is Benson that dumb?

  161. Cindy Cee September 7, 2009 9:53 pm

    Congrats, bhf2!
    Liz… sorry that you are still under the weather.

    Happy Birthday to Steve and Wena!
    Belated Happy Birthday to Stretch!

  162. Kekoa September 7, 2009 9:54 pm

    SailorBlue ~ I know how anxious you were after leaving the t-gate. It seemed as if you were very eager to see the Warriors put on the pads and go at it full speed ahead!

    Next time we meet (maybe at genji’s for the WSU game on Sat.) I’d like to hear what your observation of the lads would be.

  163. Kekoa September 7, 2009 9:59 pm

    So jm2375 ~ Are you gonna be checkin’ in at Genji’s on Saturday?

  164. jm2375 September 7, 2009 10:00 pm

    Kekoa – #163 – hopefully. Depends on keed’s activities that day. However, if you’re in town around lunch time this week mebbe we could meet up.

  165. Kekoa September 7, 2009 10:09 pm

    jm ~ Going to meet BG for lunch at Schooner’s on Wed. at 11:30. We will be talking to the folks at MWR to reserve another Cabana. Come join us!

    That invite goes out to anyone who may be in the area that day. We wouldn’t mind the company.

  166. WarriorMojo September 7, 2009 10:10 pm

    ST, thanks very much for posting the photo of the Murayama Chargers. It made for a lot of excitement around our house this morning. Oh, and happy birthday to you and yours.

    LK, yep, we played at 4:00 on Sunday. Fortunately, it was somewhat overcast so the kids didn’t bake completely. Lucky buggahs to get to play on the same turf as the Warriors. Coach Curtis has a real easy going approach so the kids had a lot of fun all season. Nice group of kids on the team too. Kind of a contrast to our baseball season I guess. Hope things are going well with Jacen’s teams.

  167. Kekoa September 7, 2009 10:16 pm

    jm ~ I’m going to be downtown at the Plaza Club on Thursday at 11:00 AM (gotta update my membership). I’ll email you the details if you prefer that day and location.

  168. WarriorMojo September 7, 2009 10:22 pm

    One of my buddies is a wholesaler/retailer of UH Warrior t-shirts, caps, etc. He is going to be selling his goods at the UNLV game for the third time. Because of his status as a vendor, Sam Boyd has allowed him to purchase 50 yard line seats for the UNLV game. The reason I’m mentioning this is because at least four of my seven tickets in the Tsaiko section will be available for sale for whatever Rich charged for them. Email me at if interested.

  169. Kekoa September 7, 2009 10:22 pm

    WarriorMojo ~ Bad moon keeps rising! Gotta ‘nother story to tell you next time (prolly up in Vegas).

    Da kids looked pumped and smiling ear to ear in the photo. They must have been thrilled to be down on the field. Makin’ memories, that’s what it’s all about!

  170. LK September 7, 2009 10:25 pm

    Glad you guys got to play on the big boys field, still picking rubber granules out of your shoes and underwear?

    Yep, it’s basketball with I-9(last week of tournament), Sportsmanship League and Manoa BB League (just starting), then, baseball will startup with Honolulu Little League Fall and WKAC Winter Broncos. Most of his teams do well and the kids are eager to learn and the coaches are the best.
    Oh, and as Curtis can attest to, there’s also Kalakaua Clinic every Sunday morning. Guess I should get some sleep so that I can make it thru the week 😉

  171. WarriorMojo September 7, 2009 10:37 pm

    Kekoa! How can!?!? Well, the other way to look at it is you guys are using up your bad luck for the next ten years! Leaving for Seatown on Thursday so catch up with you in LV.

  172. aussiesupporter September 7, 2009 10:46 pm

    Hey everyone, thanks to kekoa, madeinhawaii and LizKauai for their replies. Much Appreciated. Reading these blogs makes want to jump on a plane and come and meet you all. Will have to try and come over and go to a game and soak up some beautiful Hawaiian atmosphere.In the meantime I’ll follow with interest on the net. Cheers guys. Will log on and check out things again real soon.

  173. WarriorMojo September 7, 2009 10:46 pm

    LK, That is an amazing schedule. All those practices and games. I guess sleep deprivation is the price you pay for raising a future superstar!

  174. UHfan808 September 7, 2009 10:51 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Happy Birthday to blog dad, ST, and blog mom, Wena!

    Hope you both had a truly fantastic day! You deserve it!

    Nice pic WarriorMojo! They’re cuties!

    Haha LK, you spocked me in the parking lot! You got good eyes in the dark.

  175. jm2375 September 7, 2009 10:58 pm

    Kekoa – Thursday sounds better. pho?

  176. koakane™ September 7, 2009 11:00 pm

    Yep, it’s basketball with I-9(last week of tournament), Sportsmanship League and Manoa BB League (just starting), then, baseball will startup with Honolulu Little League Fall and WKAC Winter Broncos. Most of his teams do well and the kids are eager to learn and the coaches are the best.
    Oh, and as Curtis can attest to, there’s also Kalakaua Clinic every Sunday morning. Guess I should get some sleep so that I can make it thru the week 😉

    LK and WarriorMojo whew glad those time have gone by for me. I remember putting more hours after work to coach my boy and the mucho teams he played on from age 6 till he was 19. only break I had was when he finally decided to play one sport and high school days. baseball was year round with him playing the fall up at palasades, aiea pony then peal city little league up till 13. as he got older there was junior aja which turned into the rural fall league, 4 yrs hs jv and varsity season then seniors, big league, and finally american legion. thought sunday was a break day but like you mentioned sunday agena clinics at kalakaua. man latter I found out he moved to kalani glad to have missed that.

    so enjoy the moment cause it goes by quickly even if it doesn’t seem like it.

  177. koakane™ September 7, 2009 11:04 pm

    WarriorMojo: Leaving for Seatown on Thursday

    what airlines and time. I too will be leaving thursday nite. think I got yur # so will give call you lattas

  178. LizKauai (iPhone) September 7, 2009 11:05 pm

    aussiesupporter- I enjoyed my very brief visit to the land down under in January. Hope you can get up here sometime!

  179. LizKauai (iPhone) September 7, 2009 11:08 pm

    WM – Spock you in lv!
    Nitey Nite and SWD!

  180. koakane™ September 7, 2009 11:08 pm

    lizk like your tgate pic

  181. UHfan808 September 7, 2009 11:12 pm

    Great to see many of you at the Tsaikogate. I left work about 5 and didn’t get there until 5:45 so I missed many of you. 🙁

    Thank you to Slugger for feeding me her wonderful delish salad. Your very many healthy ingrediments made for a very tasty conconction!

    Awww shucks about not seeing the haka on game day. It’s okay they’re not ready yet so long as I get to see it at least a few times this season. lol

    Proud of the team for not giving up and pushing through until the end. Good job AND for the HUGE reduction of penalties! 😉

    Super to see the players encouraging and supporting each other throughout the game (rather than getting on each other’s case). It seemed they chose to celebrate the positives and quick wins to motivate themselves and each other toward a never give up attitude.

    Way to go boys!


  182. UHfan808 September 7, 2009 11:17 pm

    Happy belated birthday to Prideperiod last week Sunday!

    Happy birthday on Saturday again to Stretch!

    See everyone later. Have a good night!

  183. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 11:17 pm

    Pho sounds good. Where?

  184. jm2375 September 7, 2009 11:27 pm

    Kekoa – lemme sleep on it. Pho Saigon but don’t know about the parking, since it’s close to my office.

  185. WarriorMojo September 7, 2009 11:31 pm

    koakane, UA departing 12:40. Going through SFO so will arrive SEA at 12:50 am. Bad planning.

  186. koakane™ September 7, 2009 11:35 pm

    WM leaving 9:30pm on Delta be in seattle around 9 am next morning. See you there.

  187. Kekoa (iPhone) September 7, 2009 11:48 pm


  188. aussiesupporter September 8, 2009 12:11 am

    LizKauai, glad you enjoyed your visit here. If coming to Melbourne any time soon, let us know. Would be more than happy to catch up and if visiting in winter, take you to an Aussie Rules football match. TOTALLY different to American Football. And I mean totally different. Aussie Rules is what Alex Dunnachie grew up playing and gave him such incredible kicking skills.

  189. wafan September 8, 2009 3:18 am

    Happy morning, all!

  190. wafan September 8, 2009 3:20 am

    Tsai-kos not psychos.

  191. wafan September 8, 2009 3:21 am

    Forecast for Saturday ranges from 76 to 80 degrees with mostly sunshine.

  192. wafan September 8, 2009 3:22 am

    Too bad about WSU dropping out in ’11.

  193. letsgowarriors September 8, 2009 3:34 am

    wow ron lee giving up play calling duties.

  194. koakane iphone September 8, 2009 4:24 am

    Wafan up earlie or is it just me

  195. Pomai September 8, 2009 4:34 am

    el guapo: #156 No worry all is good, and to lurker the only one I criticized name by was BC my other comment was directed to those poster’s who always seem to put a negative spin on all of their comments without giving a solution to the problems that they point out. But no worry all is good.

  196. royvic September 8, 2009 4:36 am


    Saw that in the other paper. But have to remain positive. We are family.

  197. Pomai September 8, 2009 4:37 am

    So whats the story on Ikaika Alama-Francis, I really haven’t followed most of the guys in the NFL. I thought he was doing pretty good for the lions???

  198. royvic September 8, 2009 4:42 am

    oh wf2,

    what you been saying all along about the coaching staff and hc and ron lee is becoming less of an aberration .

  199. koakane iphone September 8, 2009 4:43 am

    Royvic or letsgowarriors what paper published Ron lee giving up the play calling duties?

  200. Pomai September 8, 2009 4:46 am

    It seems that the idea was R. Lee’s, said he wanted to concentrate more on the receivers during the game, that it was hard to do that and call the plays at the same time. I guess we will see next game what the results are?

  201. royvic September 8, 2009 4:46 am


  202. letsgowarriors September 8, 2009 4:48 am

    its a semi-good move. receivers need the in-game coaching. but who will be in the booth now? i think rolo and shaw still need to be on the field.

  203. royvic September 8, 2009 4:52 am


    the article said that ron will remain in the booth

  204. Pomai September 8, 2009 4:52 am

    Just a guess but I would say R. Lee stays in the booth, I think but not sure I read/heard one time that Rolo said he thought it was better to be on the sidelines when calling the plays so you can interact with the players.

  205. royvic September 8, 2009 5:00 am

    of the 10 UH coaches and 1 GA –7 are w/defense

    leaving 3 (?) on the sidelines during gameday

    is just a fact and not talking stink

  206. djmitcho September 8, 2009 5:05 am

    Good Morning All! I hope everyone has a good day.

  207. letsgowarriors September 8, 2009 5:37 am

    #205 it is pretty ridiculous.

  208. bighilofan2 September 8, 2009 6:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    thanks for sharing your thoughts, all of you. like sumbuddy said, lighten up summa yu.

    Sailor blue was right: the silence was deafening when it came to specific suggestions. here’s mine. we gotta know the facts before spouting…

    i don’t know how ron was in the booth when i saw him go into the tunnel at half time with the team.

  209. ai-eee-soos September 8, 2009 6:13 am

    Miano on BC show now.

    Talking about defense only.

    side stepping the o-side until offially announced.

  210. Hitman 24 September 8, 2009 6:14 am

    Ron Lee stepping away from the play-calling is in this morning’s Star-Bulletin. Their reporter must have gotten the scoops last night. Not surprising given the results of Friday’s game and the trend of NFL teams letting go OCs.

  211. ai-eee-soos September 8, 2009 6:14 am

    ” … officially announced “

  212. bighilofan2 September 8, 2009 6:20 am

    dat bugga must get fast legs. i saw him, unless Koakane’s beeru wen get da betta of me. bwahaaahaaa.

    GREAT JOB Coach Ron Lee. Your decision is a great team move. Gives me hope that Shaw and Rolo gonna hook up personally eye to eye and direct the offense right from the field, listening to your wisdom from on high. You are a team man, sir! Again, GREAT JOB!

    Question: how you gonna work the receivers from on high? thought you’d be wanting to grab somebody’s helmet, getting their attention? i dunno, dats wat i seen on tv. 😀

    Anyways, buss up Wassu.

    Go Warriors.

  213. Jason September 8, 2009 6:20 am

    Assuming the story is true (since it hasn’t been officially announced and/or confirmed yet)—wow, that almost matches what I mentioned the other day as an ideal situation. I didn’t think Ron would stay in the booth, but if he’s able to communicate directly to his receivers via headset or phone, then maybe it could work.

  214. d1島 September 8, 2009 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!

    Immediate adjustments to routes and corrections to mistaken reads hopefully will help smooth out some kinks in the offense.

    Speaking of kinks….
    Hope the team is able to get the kinks worked out of some of those banged up bodies in time for the road trip(s).

  215. d1島 September 8, 2009 6:26 am

    Glad to hear that the turf at Aloha Stadium is scheduled for replacement next year.

    Was walking on it this past Saturday and was noticing it did seem pretty worn.

  216. d1島 September 8, 2009 6:28 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!
    Back to work for all! (retired DOE administrators excepted)


  217. bighilofan2 September 8, 2009 6:39 am

    Jim Donovan,

    good morning sir. Reading Wassu scarede kats digging out. bad economy everywhere. gonna take some fast and smooth talking action to line up samoa notable games at NoAloha. Lessee, Utah, BYU, SMU, ND, Navy, AirForce, USC, Cal, these should be your target. get coach to make calls. more calls. don’t take excuses and questions for answers. Cal, Navy AirForce get billions tied up in Hawaii. Utah, BYU SMU ND get souls tied up in Hawaii.

  218. Pomai September 8, 2009 6:40 am

    Both being in the booth or on the field each has there advantages, I would think being in the booth gives you a better view of the way routes are run or not run and being on the field gives you the hands on feel with the receivers.

  219. Stretch September 8, 2009 6:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Was a very busy weekend with football, volleyball and golfing. Looking forward to the next 2 weekends

    Can I still be a Waikoloa Warrior??

  220. bighilofan2 September 8, 2009 6:48 am

    new post up

  221. warriorfanny2 September 8, 2009 6:50 am

    MAC is disorganized on O. Period. Watch the smokin mirrors and more bodies being tossed under the bus.
    The buck stops with the person that is given more than 1M of them each year.

  222. Kazz (12 more for Coach Shoji) September 8, 2009 7:12 am


    JJ made play calls on the sidelines and Ron Lee was his eyes/back-up upstairs. JJ also took care of the offensive unit as a whole (receivers and QB) on the sidelines as well.

    Apparently this past Friday the coaches in the booth, according to BC is Ron Lee, Mike Smith, Tony Tuioti, Dave Aranda, and George Lumpkin.

    If Ron Lee wants to work more with his receivers, he’s going to have to leave the booth, a position he’s been in for years.

    I think we can “afford” to have Rolo upstairs at this time. Ron Lee on the sidelines should be able to assist with the QB. However, since Shaw is involved more with playcalling now, we CANNOT afford to lose Shaw on the sidelines. I cannot speak for the mentality or the minute-by-minute progression/improvements of the offensive line, but Coach Shaw needs to be there right next to his unit.

  223. Sharkabrah September 8, 2009 8:17 am

    Do you guys know if their is going to be a big group of UH fans coming up to Seattle for the game. I hope to see a lot of green at Qwest Field. It is an awesome NFL venue so it will be real treat for the UH boys to play there. Now come up and kick some Okole! Hope to see you all at the game!


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