Manoa makeover

Yep, the word on the boulevard was true. So adjust your lineup cards for these football coaching changes:

• Nick Rolovich will be the offensive coordinator in charge of quarterbacks.

• Ron Lee will be the assistant offensive coordinator working mostly with the receivers.

• Dave Aranda will be the defensive coordinator in charge of linebackers.

• Cal Lee will be the assistant head coach in charge of defensive ends.

• Tony Tuioti will be an assistant coach in charge of defensive tackles.

• George Lumpkin has been recommended as the director of player personnel (a positioned funded by Na Koa).

As part of the established pay ranges set by the Board of Regents, Rolovich, Aranda and Tuioti will receive pay raises.

* * * * *

Several years ago, the NBA figured out that it takes a minimum of 0.3 seconds to catch an inbounds pass and shoot.

In that vein, I would love for the math geniuses — Jason? — to get together and come up with a formula in which a trailing team cannot catch up by fouling. I bring this up because Duke is up by eight, and Baylor keeps fouling. And that’s how a great sport like basketball takes five minutes to play the final 40 seconds. There has to be a mathematical point where it really is over before it’s over.



  1. SteveM March 29, 2010 12:03 am


  2. al March 29, 2010 12:03 am


  3. SteveM March 29, 2010 12:06 am

    Yup…gotta watch the blog clock time. Al should be along any moment now.

    Interesting possible changes, ST.

  4. al March 29, 2010 12:07 am


    then again i am not surprised.

  5. Slugger March 29, 2010 12:11 am

    Just posted on the old blog, but I’m not going to bring it forward.

    I think it’s a bit much sometimes to continue to foul towards the end of a basketball game. What about playing good defense? I agree that there has to be a point at which you don’t have enough time to catch up. Getting a basket is not a sure thing. Jason???

    Good night all!

  6. al March 29, 2010 12:15 am

    its weird because i posted minutes before and then nothing happened. then i reposted and it says i already said that. then five minutes later it finally posts and i am second???

    so is tormey the assistant in charge of safeties and co special teams coordinator/defensive backs?
    miano co assistant head coach in charge of cornerbacks?
    shaw the tri offensive coordinator in charge of olineman assisted by the running backs coach smith?

    but, why is cal in charge of d ends all by himself? they didn’t trust him with running the defense and now the linebackers?

    so when lumpkin retires as the director of player personnel will cal take his slot as well. and when ron comes out from under the bus will he and brother cal still break bread with their friend mack the knife?

    sorry for this post. sometimes i guy just gotta vent his true feelings.

    …nuff said.

  7. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2010 12:19 am

    You’re not hallucinating.
    I posted at 12:09, but it showed 11:47 p.m. Sunday. Being 22 minutes off is really weird. So I adjusted the clock/date, but that made the post disappear.

  8. iwonderwhytheyhateme March 29, 2010 12:20 am

    I think the move, especially with our Coordinators is a good call. I think most people knew that last season there was one defacto Offensive Coordinator and that person was Rolovich. I hope the rumors are true and he is getting credit this year for the hard work he put in last year.

    Titles are important, especially in China where the right titles gets you respect. I have to admit that all these titles, co-this, associate-that makes for pretty sounding titles. What they equate to on the field will keep us guessing.

    Any idea why George Lumpkin is rumored to “demoted” to the personnel position?

  9. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:20 am

    Hmm…I like the thought of having Coach Rolo as the OC, I just hope he opens up the offense more and stop playing so conservative at times. This offense is built to score and score often. We will throw…well then toss that pigskin in the endzone all day, everyday…punish teams early and often and don’t let up trying to coast into a win. Frikk if we win by 50, so be it, cannot stand playing conservative ball especially when we got playmakers all over the field. Put teams away and continue the arse whoopin until the whistle at the end of the 4th quarter…

  10. iwonderwhytheyhateme March 29, 2010 12:22 am


    titles, titles, and titles oh my. haha =)

  11. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2010 12:22 am

    Actually, I like Lumpkin at that position.
    The guy is super organized and he’s pretty good at evaluating talent. You can be assured Lumpkin will do a good job with follow-ups.

  12. SteveM March 29, 2010 12:23 am

    Sorry, I’m not a big basketball fan. I was never chosen for basketball games as a kid (was told as a basketball player, I made a great linebacker). But when I do tune into basketball games, I usually watch the last 3-5 minutes….for the very reason ST notes above. 😆

    But there is one basketball team I like to watch from start to finish…the Harlem Globetrotters. 🙂

    Work tomorrow….Good night everyone!

  13. iwonderwhytheyhateme March 29, 2010 12:25 am

    Stephen Tsai,

    I like him in that position too. I think he has had his time in the coaching position for so many years that he has the “institutional” knowledge of sorts to eye good talent.

    Change can be good, I have a good feeling that this rumored change will be what we need to have a better season.

  14. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:25 am

    Also I to am wondering why Coach Cal isn’t staying with the Linebackers??? I also hope Coach Ron goes back to being the primary wide receiver Coach too. I mean from Ashley Lelie, to Chad Owens, to Davone Bess, I’m pretty sure he could turn a couple more guys into NFL draft picks…Salas, Bradley, Pilares???

  15. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 29, 2010 12:25 am

    Carried over from late Sunday evening –

    Bad News:
    March 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    The Leg has a bill that will cut a further $59 million from UH next year HB 2625. It takes funds student paid for dorms, takes $20 million in tuition money, cancels the Cancer Center. It will result in massive cuts in classes.

    The campuses will have trouble keeping the lights on.

    At that point it will be really hard to justify the football program, so if the bill passes, let’s hope we go out with a winning season.

    HB 2625 has nothing to do with the University of Hawai`i – it “Clarifies various provisions of the condominium property regime law.”

    I did a search using the term Cancer Center and found no bill listed in this biennium which cancels its construction. In fact, one bill being heard tomorrow at 6 pm before the House Finance Committee increases the amount of money going into that fund from proposed additional taxes on cigarettes.

    Tomorrow morning the Senate Ways and Means Committee will consider HB 2200 HD1 which is the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1, 2010.

    In it, there are two CIP budgetary allocations for Ching Field and the Women’s locker room facilities upgrades (approximately $9 million combined) and an additional $11+ million for Aloha Stadium.

    RE THE FOULS: Cannot understand why that is SOP when a team is down five or six points. Being fouled is one thing, but giving someone a chance to make 1/2/3 points makes no sense.

    Interesting March Madness for me so far. Picked all 32/16/8 teams and 3 out of 4 playing next Saturday. Don’t want to bachi my favorite by posting its name here.

  16. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:29 am

    DUKE all the way, eventhough my brackets are toast I could still win some dough if my Duke boys take the championship.

  17. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2010 12:30 am

    Thanks for the clarification, Doc.

  18. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2010 12:31 am

    I’ve got a major headache. This is what happens when I sleep all afternoon.

  19. al March 29, 2010 12:32 am

    thanks st.
    i thought i was getting resurgent fungi effects.

  20. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:37 am

    Looking over the Spring Rosters, I see a lot of new faces and names. I like the size of the Oline though and am curious to see what we will look like with the incoming Oline recruits. If Coach Mack is saying the Pearl City kid could be a 4yr. starter, he must be pretty mean.

    Plus I was thinking, who was Umu at first and where this guy came from. Anyway, I hope he’s mean and nasty on the Dline. I’m expecting big things from my man Paipai and if the other end is just as good, aww man its gonna be nawts this year.

    So I’m thinking Marcus Malepeai must’ve bulked up if he’s put down as a defensive tackle. I thought he would make a pretty good end…

  21. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:44 am

    So I was cruising around Yuma the other day and saw some of the AWC football boys hanging out. I know we got a couple guys we was trying to recruit that went the JC route and we sure have a handful down at AWC. I know Coach Mack was saying that we are no longer going to be the second chance school but I sure hope we can get some of our local boys back in the Warrior Green Uniform. If I seen correctly, Jesse Williams is frikkin huge!

  22. al March 29, 2010 12:53 am

    how far away is gdl from getting some serious playing time this year?

  23. ai-eee-soos March 29, 2010 12:54 am

    So, Aranda will be in charge of the LB’s? so be it; it’s the position

    that’s “most challenging” for 2010.

    Can’t wait for sunrise so that we will find out for sure about the coaches.

  24. Pomai March 29, 2010 12:55 am

    Would have rather seen only one offensive coordinator.

  25. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 12:59 am

    Oh plus saw Isaiah Iuta, Chad Lopati, Benson Ma’afala, and couple other local looking guys but couldn’t recognize who they were. Anyway, get some former big name guys that UH recruited before and I hope they make there way back to the islands.

  26. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 1:01 am

    Pomai, I’m with you on that one. I would like to see Coach Rolo given full control and put Coach Ron back as the primary receivers Coach.

  27. Pomai March 29, 2010 1:03 am

    As for the discussion at the end of the last blog. If one writes a check to the UH foundation or any other booster organization, if you write on the check it self (you know down where it says comments) where you want that money to go, it has to go there and nowhere else period.

  28. Pomai March 29, 2010 1:05 am

    Pauoa it just makes thing easier, players have to only listen to one guy for getting the plays, no discussion on what plays to call, so on.

  29. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 1:08 am

    True…always a problem when got too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. I think Coach Rolo will have full control but Coach Ron is there to help him out in the transition until he’s ready to take the reigns for good.

  30. aaronavilla March 29, 2010 1:11 am

    Why foul when down 8 points? Watch “Winning Time” – the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Reggie Miller and the NY Knicks and see how quickly 8 points can be scored. And even if you don’t have Reggie Miller on your team, if fouling works even 1 out of 10 times you gotta give it a try, especially when it’s the last game of the season. or in a senior’s case, the last game of your career.

  31. ai-eee-soos March 29, 2010 1:11 am

    re: slugger’s #5. dragging it over from the previous blog.

    ” …. Slugger:
    March 29th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    One of the things Don Weir told me is that we, the Tsaikos, are a ‘booster club’ organization, albeit, an unofficial one, but boosters nonetheless. The NCAA is concerned about activities like our’s to ensure we aren’t breaking the rules re: donations. The way to keep it straight is to put our donations (kala) through a tracked account. That’s all we really need. …”

  32. aaronavilla March 29, 2010 1:15 am

    RE: Rolo/Lee co-OCs
    I think being off coordinator is more than just calling plays. Ron Lee is a great film guy and he knows the RnS better than most people. He should remain involved with scheming and scouting and all the other OC responsibilities for at least another year, if not longer.

  33. wafan March 29, 2010 3:14 am

    Good wet and stormy Monday morning to everyone!

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  35. anklebiters March 29, 2010 3:46 am

    One person’s view….Modeling Win Probability for a College Basketball Game

  36. Pomai March 29, 2010 5:57 am

    Well folks this is it, this is the year coach Mack has got to take the WAC, at least a 11/2 season. If not I will start to lean.

  37. anonymous March 29, 2010 6:05 am


    As Coach Mack alluded to on the recent Call the Coach Show he wants to put the coaches where they are the most beneficial to the team.

    How these purported moves plays out is anyone’s guess.

    My guess is that it’ll turn into a disaster. Am I being cynical? Yep.

    But then, again, it takes a track record of following someones moves, especially Coach Mack’s, that perpetuates someone into being cynical.

    Putting it bluntly Coach Mack has laid many scratch your head type of moves, that I don’t see the purported ones being announced today as being any different.

    Basically what this team needed, and this may come as being ironic, was a good defensive line coach.

    If there was a 1-800 number in asking-a-football guru that knows UH football I would have called many times in confirming to myself of what I perceive is wrong and suspect with the team.

    For my sanity I would want answers to questions. Expert type answers. I would even pay the $5.00 (gulp) a minute charge. I would ask questions that others are silently thinking, but are afraid to ask.

    One dying question is this: if the defensive line coach, Aranda, and I can’t see why everyone is clamoring all over him, coached the defensive linemen, whose techniques suffer in my opinion then what does one see in making him the defensive coordinator?

    Is it an aberration that the tackles and ends are coming upright out of their stances too quickly and hesitate? And are slow to react? No it’s not. It reverts back to coaching. It reverts back to Aranda.

    In the Army isn’t it true you don’t become a colonel unless you can prove yourself as a major, right? Then why didn’t this hold true with Aranda.

    The answer, I think, is that in Coach Mack’s book it’s made up of fairy tales and everyone is bigger than life. I mean, just listening to the coach on his show…seemingly, his assistants and players have big futures ahead of them. There are suitors around every corner. The NFL will be calling his players. His young assistants are rising stars and will become head coaches someday.

    In fact, Coach Mack has said that Aranda is a rising star. We will see. We will see if the NFL will be calling his players. But then again he’s been off more times than he’s been right (so far). Last year wasn’t he the one that said his two LB had NFL futures? And his DE this past year was a second rounder?

    How Aranda moving to DC plays out will be interesting to watch. Three things can happen. Applaud. Laugh. Or cry. We will see. There’s a lot on the line. The snakes in the pit, too, meaning the other assistants coaches and some observers and fans, will be watching…and hissing.

  38. d1島 March 29, 2010 6:16 am

    Great Morning All!


    😉 😆

  39. Stretch March 29, 2010 6:16 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    With the coaching/title changes, who gets to sit in the front of the plane??

  40. d1島 March 29, 2010 6:20 am

    If the LB’s are making the calls on the field then it makes sense for the DC to be coaching that position. If the HC lets the DC really call the defense then it really makes sense….

  41. d1島 March 29, 2010 6:24 am

    Give the positions any title you want, come game time not all the headsets need microphones….

  42. protector March 29, 2010 6:37 am

    Actually, I like the idea of seeing what Aranda can do with the LBs. I hope to see Brashton in there, solidifying the middle & having someone experienced calling the plays. Right now, everything is just speculation. I want Kiffin & USC to be surprised & stunned when they find out what they got into at Aloha Stadium. With Kiffin’s ego, there’s no way he’s taking UH seriously after the Wisconsin game.

  43. Bigislandkurt March 29, 2010 6:38 am

    Best of luck with the coaching moves.

    I like Lumpkin in his new position. He will do well there. Cal Lee LOVES coaching ‘backers, so the jury is out on how well he will sit with the move. I’m guessing he’s fine with it because D-Ends are crucial to our success and we got a few newbies at that position.


  44. chopsueyboy March 29, 2010 7:04 am

    former Redskin exec likes Jiimy Clausen at quarterback. What about Colt?
    Maybe we’re fortunate that he’s a former Redskin and not current.

  45. Pride. March 29, 2010 7:23 am

    Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill”.

    These guys must have missed this chapter.

  46. Paco March 29, 2010 7:28 am

    RE: “With Kiffin’s ego, there’s no way he’s taking UH seriously after the Wisconsin game.”

    Kiffin does have a huge ego, but he’ll be taking the UH game seriously. It’ll be his first game, it’s on TV and he’ll be looking to make a statement. UH will keep it close in the first half, but the speed and talent differential will be too much and USC won’t let the foot off the pedal.

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  48. haka March 29, 2010 7:32 am

    #37 – “The answer, I think, is that in Coach Mack’s book it’s made up of fairy tales and everyone is bigger than life.”

    Hmmm, funny how your cynical fairy tale book paints you as larger than life.

  49. EH NO MAKE ! March 29, 2010 7:56 am

    Coaching Changes –

    Let’s start on defense. Not too much of a change on defense with Dave Arana as D.C., fact is, he pretty carried that work load all of last season anyway. Think back to the Navy game, now THAT, was some defense gang. It was “simple” in plan and VERY well executed.
    To me, there in lies the problem.
    KEEP it simple gang. In my opinion, that’s the biggest problem the program faces right now. Sometimes, and many of the players have voiced this off the field….but sometimes, the defensive game plans and philosophies are over complicated, too much thinking and NOT enough reacting. BAD formula.

    Aranda comes across as a “cerebral” type, know what you’re working with coach, understand the kids, understand the culture. PLEASE!

    Offense under Nick Rolovich, well, I’m excited about that. To me, Ron Lee was not “committed” to the offense. Too many times it was a little of this and a little of that.
    Run-and-shoot, the highly successfull June Jones version of it any way, well, to be successful the O.C. has to be 100% committed. Offense under Lee was not.

    With “Rolo”, he’s committed, all in, I know that. However, the head coach is a defensive guy, let us all not forget that…
    Will he get out of the way of his own offense?

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 8:03 am

    Good MorningGgangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Lotsa movin and shakin there, but aint that what an HC is supposed to do?

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 8:04 am

    Welcome to the field Coach Tuioti!

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 8:06 am


    March 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am
    Give the positions any title you want, come game time not all the headsets need microphones….

    If I may add to my esteemed co-posters comment:
    Give the positions any title you want, JUST WIN BABY!!! 😉

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 8:09 am

    Put names on the starting points on “O” and “D”, give the titles to the coaches, but come next season, all I gots to say is: JUST WIN BABY!

    The players got it in them, the coaches got it in them.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 8:12 am


    Makes ya wonder which books those folks are readin’ huh?

  55. ai-eee-soos March 29, 2010 8:36 am

    Rolo and Aranda were given the coordinator’s title per the odda guys.

    Wea’s our guy ???

  56. RedZone March 29, 2010 8:43 am

    Too many titles. Should be head coach, defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator and assistant coach.

    Is Shaw still the run coordinator?

  57. Kazz March 29, 2010 8:45 am


    Ricketts, a sophomore from San Jose, Calif., went 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA in two complete games against San Jose State last week. She pitched 17.0 innings, allowing just three runs, one earned, and struck out eight. In the WAC opener, she threw a season-high 10 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) in UH’s longest game of the season. In the second game of the series, Ricketts was one out away from a complete game shutout, but an error in the seventh led to SJSU’s only run of the game. She was able to hold the hot-hitting Spartans to a .175 average.

  58. ai-eee-soos March 29, 2010 8:46 am

    Run ?, what run ?

    Hope it’s better in 2010.


  59. Kazz March 29, 2010 8:46 am

    Ummmmmm… What the hell? Boise State’s Kathy Cox is the WAC Hitter of the Week.

    Cox, a senior third baseman from Gresham, Ore., racked up seven hits, including four home runs, to go with eight runs and six RBI last week in leading the Broncos to a 5-0 record on the week, including a sweep of New Mexico State to open WAC play. She hit .467 on the week, including a .556 clip in the three WAC games, and had three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games. In the first game of the series vs. the Aggies, she belted two solo shots as the Broncos won 8-2. In the series finale, she gave Boise State a much-needed lift with a two-run homer. She now has a school record 12 homers this season. Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Kelly Majam of Hawai`i hit .385 with three home runs on the week.

    Ok fine… I guess… 🙄 😆

    Yeah yeah yeah… I’m a homer. SO WHAT? 😈

  60. RedZone March 29, 2010 8:47 am

    ST will there be any changes as to which coaches are up in the box and down on the field on game day?

  61. RedZone March 29, 2010 8:48 am

    Congrats to Ricketts.

  62. RedZone March 29, 2010 8:54 am

    I like Cal coaching DEs. Mack wanted more out of those positions. Hopefully it works out. To me the most interesting change will be Tuioti at DL.

  63. Kazz March 29, 2010 8:58 am

    Provided the interior of the offensive line remains true through all Spring, Fall and the USC kickoff, the run game looks to be a key element the staff wants to focus on this season. Having TWO 6’6″ monsters inside would help that cause.

    Brett Leonard has been touted to have good feet movement and can “pull”, can A. Thomas do so also? We shall see!!!

  64. tommui March 29, 2010 9:11 am

    ST comments: “There has to be a mathematical point where it really is over before it’s over.”

    True, but hope burns eternal in the human heart.

  65. rage777 March 29, 2010 9:12 am

    I would think it would have way too many factors involved in trying to figure out how much time is needed to make up 8 points in basketball.

    You have to assume that the team being fouled makes all it’s free throws and the team fouling makes all its three pointers. You have to assume that it takes a certain amount of time to take the three pointer and also assume how long it takes to foul a person on an inbound pass. You have to also assume the teams have no timeouts to advance the ball. So long story short, there are way too many assumptions to figure it out.

    If you assume 5 seconds to make a three pointer and 1 second to foul, then a team can tie the score in 48 seconds. Assuming they make 8 three pointers in a row and the other team makes all their free throws. They could do it a lot faster if they make all their three pointers and the other team misses.

  66. al March 29, 2010 9:20 am

    my only concern with the two 6’6″ guys on the inside is the 5’10” qb’s.

  67. al March 29, 2010 9:24 am

    st…now we really need to get cal and ron on the warriorbeat chat.

  68. A-House March 29, 2010 9:28 am


    What is the difference between an “assistant head coach” and an “associate head coach”?

    Pauoa Boy:

    I believe there is a difference between a local player who chooses to go away and a player who must go away. Jesse Williams is a good example as he really wanted to play for UH, but his papers were not in order and had to go away. Versus Wade Kalelikipi who chose UH but decommited to sign with a PAC 10 school. The playeers you identified, I believe, were is Jesse Williams’ situation – they did not qualify out of high school to play for UH.

    I believe Coach Mack will take them back in a heart beat!

  69. (Jesse)James March 29, 2010 9:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…interesting about the coaching changes….hope to hear more stuff on that later….off to work..busy busy…talk to everyone later…

  70. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2010 9:36 am

    According to the UH pay scale, the chain of command is head coach, then associate head coach. It gets fuzzy whether an assistant head coach is higher than a coordinator.
    Sounds like our on-line department, where everybody has a cool title.

  71. al March 29, 2010 9:48 am

    cal and ron lee will forever be revered as coaches who greatly impacted football in hawaii during their tenure at the university and at the high school levels.

    it is too bad that they didn’t get a legit shot at coordinating the defense and offense. from day one mack’s interference was evident and last year even the two cents of other asst coaches clouded the issues even further.

    to their credit and till today the two local boys remained local and have not made any disparaging comments in light of the obvious slights.

    you can see the large tire marks on the backs of their shirts. i am just wondering if they were from robert’s hawaii or the city & council vehicles of public transportation?

  72. ai-eee-soos March 29, 2010 10:08 am

    My take on game day for the offense:

    1. In the sky box: Rolo and Smith.

    2. On the sidelines: Ron Lee; Shaw; and Inoke.

    Inoke to relay the plays to the QB & interact with the QB’s.

    Ron Lee to coach the WR’s & input to Rolo.

    Shaw to coach the OL’s & input to Rolo.

    Big question: Who’s going to really manage the game? Mac or whoever is the loudest, as in the last 2 seasons.

  73. al March 29, 2010 10:13 am

    i thought rolo mentioned that his preference is to be on the field communicating to his qb’s and wr’s.

    i think ron prefers the booth.

    i do agree that game management needs vast improvement. we need a change here perhaps….tormey.

  74. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 10:31 am

    Interesting coaching changes .. wil lhave to wai to see results.’s ok to cynical but we need to let Mac pull the strings and make adjustments as he see necessary. It my work out it may not.
    Some great coaches used to be bench jockeys. might not have had the talent to be first team but were students of the game and became very good coaches. Aranda did some great game planning last year and hopefully we get better this year. measure his work at the end of the season. if it don’t work out then time to get a new coach.

    Coach Ron did a tremedous job with the receivers and I hope he can duplicate the results seeing that we have a better receiving corp this year.

    Oline being rebuilt with some size, Dline stocked with some good potential. The kids need to make it happen. Coached can teach the best technique, give you the opportunity to put it on the field. Ultimately, its the execution and who has the most desire to make it happen.

    We’ve all seen this happen time and again. Supposedly inferior teams play and beat better talented teams. When you play with passion and intensity, good things can happen. Watch for the “Beast” to see what it’s all about.

  75. Manoa Mist March 29, 2010 10:38 am

    Not sure if I’m cynical or it’s just the Monday blues, but I don’t expect a lot from Mack and his boys this year. I’m expecting another 7-7 season. Win some, lose some. Nothing spectacular.
    And doesn’t the Beast have to sit out this season?

  76. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 10:42 am

    There is a point where fouling will not win a game but it is done in the hopes that the team shooting the ball will miss the front end or both to allow for catchup. Baylor tried it but Duke was deadly. It’s been a while since UH has had a good free throw percentage. Amazing how most teams/players do not pay much attention to this. For a player, you don’t need team work outs to improve on this. All you go to do is get your butt down to the court and shoot till you hit 10 in a row and start over again.

  77. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 10:51 am

    The “Beast” wil sit out this year but he will be out there “cracking coconuts” in practice and the first team better be ready.

  78. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 11:00 am

    Is it better to be up top to watch a play unfold or is it bettter to be field level?

  79. Kazz March 29, 2010 11:01 am


    So as of right now George Lumpkin is not yet the Director of Personel?

    For me, I would be worried that my pay is depending on an organization reliant on donations, especially when the head of the organization recently resigned.

  80. BigIslandkurt March 29, 2010 11:02 am

    Given the pay raises for Rolo, Arranda, and Tony, did anyone have to take a pay cut?

    And with Lump being recommended as director of player personnel. This is the recruitment coordinator position right?

    Kind of an aside….but also related. Does anybody find it potentially troubling that aside from Lump, we don’t have any Black coaches? It is no secret that some of our best players are Black. If I’m a recruit coming out of high school, that might be something I or my parents would see. Just a thought.


  81. Bulla March 29, 2010 11:06 am

    good morning all,

    whew, monday…..but it’s 43.5 hours from SPRING BALL…..and mahalo for the kind words on ‘the beast’, yes he is sitting out because of NCAA rules on the transfer, but he’s loving it…..he has never had a year ‘off’ just to train. this year, hopefully he’ll be banging on the Scout team against the 1’s every day, and in 367 days he’ll be battling to crack the rotation. that’s why he wanted to come in the Spring semester……

    good luck to all the Warriors, we practice as a TEAM, we play as a TEAM, we win as a TEAM, and we lose as a TEAM……

    can you smellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, what the Warriors are coooooooking?

  82. Bulla March 29, 2010 11:07 am


    i was thinking the same thing….not much of a guarantee yeah? hmmmmmmm

  83. Kazz March 29, 2010 11:11 am


    For me, ’tis a far FAR better thing to be field level. For me, the fans are louder and more rowdy which is what I need. 😈

    No doubt though that one can see the plays unfold from the higher levels though. BUT for one thing, I don’t wanna die when the rust bucket gives way, and the second thing is, it’s like watching the game on another planet. Yes you have people like the A-Houses and Midori screaming their heads off for the Warriors, but then you have the majority probably calling security on them for making noise….

  84. Kazz March 29, 2010 11:13 am


    BTW, mahalo to you and the Mrs. for the musubi and the kim chee after the Wahine softball game!

    That hit the spot on the way home! :mrgreen:

  85. al March 29, 2010 11:13 am

    jj…was a rare sort. (of course we all knew that except for the former ad.)
    he could “see” everything from the field level.

  86. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 11:17 am

    That’s why I used to luv watching Coach Cav. He was on animated dude. Cannot feel that it rubbed off on the players.
    We need more rabid fans like the A-House and Kazz ohana…makes the game exciting and fun..

    Has there been any changes to the mascot at football games?

  87. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2010 11:20 am

    Kazz…anytime…hope we can do this at the next one.

    gotta go now…patnah made some home made kul kook soo and she ringing the lunchawaha bell…bbl…

    play nice …

  88. iwonderwhytheyhateme March 29, 2010 11:24 am

    Sounds like some good changes. I think Rolovich deserves the raise…I felt he deserved that title/raise last year too but thats ok at least its finally been addressed.

    Lets say that the Na Koa position is cut due to lack of funds….what happens to Lumpkin?…is there another spot on the staff for him?

  89. al March 29, 2010 11:27 am

    so does the brothers lee take a pay cut because of the demotions?
    or did we just increase the overall football coaches salary budget?

  90. al March 29, 2010 11:29 am

    …on another note

    what will the gibber get paid?

    i’d think he’d get a little more than nash especially since he had a shot at the boise st job which coughed up 400k.

  91. Garret March 29, 2010 11:29 am

    I hope that the changes help the team on the field. Congratulations to the 3 people who are getting raises and condolences to those who are having cuts in pay and title. Unless the pool of money for assistants has increased significantly, it would appear that every increase has to be balanced by a decrease.

  92. Garret March 29, 2010 11:30 am


    I thought it was already reported that Gib was getting a 3-year, $240k per year deal.

  93. Garret March 29, 2010 11:35 am

    I’m not sure whether or not there is a way to conclude that Ron Lee or Rolo is more committed to the run-and-shoot. It should be pointed out that Mack already announced that UH would run the run-and-shoot 75% of the time and they would use other offenses for 25% of the time. So, no matter how committed the offensive coordinator is to the run-and-shoot, *UH* will be not as committed to it as they were last year.

    Hopefully the new wrinkles will pan out. Hopefully the reduced reps for the run-and-shoot in practice (while the other offensive system is worked on) does not reduce the effectiveness of the offense. I still have bad memories of Spring 2008 where UH spent all that time with the QB under center when there was no established starter at QB comfortable within the offense…

  94. Old Diver March 29, 2010 11:37 am

    I think Mack’s decision to change coaching assignments was a business decision. He needed to assess which coaches were the we can’t lose type versus the we won’t lose type. The pressure to win in football like the pressure to make a profit in business drives many of those decisions. I do feel bad about the Lee brothers position but I have to back Mack’s decision on this one.

  95. Garret March 29, 2010 11:37 am

    Major work deadline at 5pm on Wednesday…so, I’ll be off the blog (and not sleeping) for awhile.

  96. A-House March 29, 2010 11:42 am

    As a NaKoa member, do we have the “right” to know what happened?

    Maybe, I disagree with the outcome and it will affect my continued contribution to NaKoa.

    Agree? Disagree? Don’t care?

  97. al March 29, 2010 11:48 am

    garret…a little birdie once told me that the former coordinators would not have pay cuts.

  98. al March 29, 2010 11:51 am

    also, the gibber contract has not yet been executed. the public is being told that the contract will be similar to nash’s 240k. i am thinking that he will get a bit more with a ton of incentive clauses.

    i think part of the agreement also provided for an increased recruiting budget as well as a broader range of pay for the assistants.

    anyway, i think it was a canary that flew by the window.

  99. Derek March 29, 2010 11:58 am

    One of the things that bites me is the fact that UH’s runs their offense slowly. They should speed it up and try to run more plays. Instead of having the QB come to the sidelines to get the play from Rolovich on every play, send the plays in w/ a receiver or use hand signals. Rarely do I see UH run a hurry up offense. And save the QB some energy. Play calling shouldn’t be that difficult because calls are predicated by down and distance. By game time, Rolovich should know what are the best plays to run for the team based on practices. And also the best players to run those plays. This is why Boise St. is so good. They have player groups in which certain players are in on certain plays because they are very good at it based on repeated repetition in practice.

    Also, I think Rolovich should have 2, maybe 3 special plays for each game. Example, Boise St. ran a fake punt on 4th down against UH and they completed a pass for a big gainer and a first down. Now, don’t you think Boise St. knew that the play would work? Of coure they knew. They studied the films.

    And, what’s up w/ the basketball team? No news, nothing for the last 3 or 4 days?

    Did you notice? 1) Brad Stevens, Bulter’s coach is only 33 years old. Won’t be 34 until October. 2) Two teams, Michigan St. and West Virginia lost their starting point guard and they’re in the final four. Unbelievable. What depth! 3) Baylor was robbed. An offensive call by Acey results in losinng at least 2 and maybe 3 points when they were up by 1 or 2 and Zoubec would have fouled out earlier. If the call stood Baylor would have been up 4, maybe 5 points w/ less than 5 minutes to go. Replay showed that it was a bad call and even the announcers and analysts alluded to it. I really believe that if that call stood Baylor would have won that game. 4) Dick Vitale says on TV that you can turnaround a team w/ 4 players (is Gib Arnold listening?) 5) Butler’s 2 best players-Gordon Hayword and Shelvin Mack are both sophomores. They are loaded for the next couple years. Make ready for Hoosier 2. The real Hoosiers. 6) Who will be this year’s Joey Chitwood? Mack, Smith, Lucious, or DeSean Butler? Lucious and Butler already hit buzzer beaters before.

    Don’t forget! This is the Year of the Tiger. Tiger Woods is coming! Smile Tiger! Speak Tiger! Swing Tiger! Score Tiger!

  100. al March 29, 2010 12:03 pm

    i think tiger’s days of scoring are over.

  101. jm2375 March 29, 2010 12:04 pm

    Happy Monday Tsai-kos!

    Kazz – #59 – but can she hit the ball into the tennis courts? 😆

    Once saw Duke beat the Twerps after being down by 10 with a minute left. Don’t remember how much fouling they did.

    Volleyball Fri & Sat!! What visual aids does Stretch have prepared for these matches? 😆

  102. Konaboy3 March 29, 2010 12:05 pm

    Happy birthday Ikaika Mahoe hope u have a good time on your birthday. good luck this football season Ikaika hope that coach mac and coach aranda open there eyes because you are one dam good football player .

  103. Menofsteel March 29, 2010 12:12 pm

    Coach mac good coaching change you will see it this year with a winning record and bowl game .

  104. Slugger March 29, 2010 12:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Ikaika Mahoe!!!

  105. Kazz March 29, 2010 12:20 pm


    Some visiting fans mention that our softball outfield is pretty short. Some on the mainland are 210 feet and I think I saw some at 220 feet, while ours is an even 200 feet.

    It’s a moot point most of the time when the homers some of our girls hit have bounced HARD off that black net at 205 feet. There have been a handful that could have been in the park homers or triples if our outfield were larger but again, moot point.

  106. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 1:04 pm

    Mr. A-House,

    Howzit, yeah you right about the boys not being able to get there stuff in order to play for UH. I know Lopati and Williams didn’t qualify. I was surprised to see how many local boys are on the AWC team though, got a handful and I believe most if not all either start or get significant playing time. They are tops in their division for JC football. I didn’t know Umu and Leong-Choi went to AWC too. But they have sent alot of guys to D1 schools. A couple in our conference too, Idaho, Boise St. and Fresno St. got a couple AWC guys on their team.

  107. Pauoa Boy March 29, 2010 1:06 pm

    Anyway, ST do you know which of our Warrior Boys past or present are going to be attending the Pro Day this year??? I know “Nasti” Nate Ilaoa is trying again, but who else besides obvious guys like Estes?

  108. BayAreaWarrior March 29, 2010 1:15 pm

    A random thought about the reassignment of coaching duties as it relates to [former] Assistant HC Lumpkin and his upcoming salary…

    Given that he has 30-plus years of service (combining his two stints on staff at UH) in the state system, maybe he’ll be taking his pension from the state, which would alleviate the need for a full salary from Na Koa funds?

  109. Kazz March 29, 2010 1:18 pm

    Someone put this 2 foot tall black and white and green-spotted stuffed easter bunny behind my desk at work. For some reason it’s holding a carrot with a COW inside of it as if the cow is wearing a carrot costume. What the hell happened to Easter as I used to know it?

    Speaking of, has anyone tried to turn a marshmallow peep into a smore? Yeah… no one told me those things GROW inside the microwave. It scared the hell out of me.

    If I had a Twitter account, is this the kind of stuff I’d post?

    (I have a lot of questions.)

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  111. RainbowCliff March 29, 2010 1:22 pm

    Mr. A House kind sir #96

    I know what went down with Na Koa and “WHY” our tremendous
    leader called it a career !

    e-mail me at my personal address and I will fill in the missing blanks !

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 1:23 pm

    Just use your “Tswitter” account here instead, Kazz…

  113. Ralph March 29, 2010 1:25 pm

    #71 Al
    it was an 18 wheeler Mac Truck, destination unknown, loaded with the Idiot’s guide to the run and shoot.

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  115. al March 29, 2010 1:56 pm

    only 18 wheels???

  116. resveratrol March 29, 2010 2:12 pm

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article, but I guess I just need to learn a bit more about this, because it definitely seems interesting and kind of though-proviking! By the way, how did you first get started with this?

  117. wafan March 29, 2010 2:17 pm


    Dinner time.

  118. wafan March 29, 2010 2:18 pm

    #116 . . .

    Glad to see you are “proviking”. Must be from Minnisota.

  119. al March 29, 2010 2:18 pm

    reveratrol….i heard many people got ripped off because they thought they were getting a free trial when in fact they got billed some ridiculous fees. saw that on

  120. jm2375 March 29, 2010 2:32 pm

    Anybody know the outcome of the BaseBows game today?

  121. jm2375 March 29, 2010 2:33 pm

    Nevermind. 6-3 UH bottom of 7th

  122. Manoa Baller March 29, 2010 2:34 pm

    ST: regarding your basketball question. It isn’t over till its over. That is why teams foul, because you never know what will happen. Take a look at this youtube video from the Houston Rockets, down 10 with less than a minute to play and come back for the win. How about Reggie Miller against the knicks in 1995, 8 points in 8 seconds to win the game. See the link:

  123. d1島 March 29, 2010 2:55 pm

    8-3, BaseBows. Middle of 8th

  124. Slugger March 29, 2010 3:05 pm

    GO BOWS!!!

    Off to my niece’s softball game…Esme & out…

  125. WatkinsRONDA31 March 29, 2010 3:06 pm

    Some time before, I really needed to buy a house for my business but I didn’t have enough cash and could not order something. Thank heaven my fellow suggested to get the home loans from reliable creditors. Hence, I acted that and was happy with my term loan.

  126. wafan March 29, 2010 3:17 pm

    Go BaseBows!

  127. wafan March 29, 2010 3:18 pm

    Would not be so bad if it were real Spam; but to have the imitation stuff is bothersome. Best to go without.

  128. wafan March 29, 2010 3:19 pm

    Good luck to the coaches as they carry out their new responsibilities.

    Hoping for the best from them and the players!

    Go Warriors!!!

  129. BG March 29, 2010 3:29 pm

    March 29th, 2010 at 10:08 am
    My take on game day for the offense:

    1. In the sky box: Rolo and Smith.

    2. On the sidelines: Ron Lee; Shaw; and Inoke.

    Inoke to relay the plays to the QB & interact with the QB’s.

    Ron Lee to coach the WR’s & input to Rolo.

    Shaw to coach the OL’s & input to Rolo.

    Big question: Who’s going to really manage the game? Mac or whoever is the loudest, as in the last 2 seasons.

    Thought about your post. My impressions and observations of the way the communications system was set up all told me it was messed up. Please realize that my opinion may have very little correlation to reality. I find myself making way too many assumptions on this matter and I was always taught that “assumptions” were the slippery slope to disaster.

    I thought that Mack had way too many people inputting to the guy who had to make the offensive/defensive decisions…including himself. Never was the saying truer, “too many cooks …..” I believe that people who have to make decisions on the fly in high pressure situations know that after a certain threshold, additional input only degrades the decision making process. The time for input is BEFORE the game when the plans are drawn up. After that, the head coach should be the only person to make changes to the game plan except for rare instances when another coach may notice something of significance. If a HC starts spending too much time micro-managing on the lower levels, he’ll surely lose control of the nuances of the game situation. JMO

  130. (Jesse)James March 29, 2010 3:31 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…

    Good luck to all the coaches in there new assignments….

    WatkinsRonda…I got the same kind of loan…awesome at 1.00%

  131. Honey Buns March 29, 2010 3:31 pm

    I like turtles.

  132. J-Dog March 29, 2010 3:33 pm

    Is the turf at Aloha Stadium being replaced?

    Is there seating at Ching Field for the spring game?

  133. BG March 29, 2010 3:37 pm

    I meant to say too…because to the importance of communications between the QB, WR, and running back in the R&S, Rolo needs to be there on the sideline to get immediate feedback from the skill positions to help his future decisions. Someone else gathering that information and then interpreting before relaying to Rolo just has too many variables not to mention a time element. Also, as I stated in #129, I just don’t think it’s a good idea to have so many people inputting to the OC

  134. jm2375 March 29, 2010 3:38 pm

    UH 8-6 final. Gallagher gets the win, even though he gave up 11 hits.

  135. d1島 March 29, 2010 3:38 pm

    BaseBows prevail, 8-6.

    Led by a 2-out Grand Salami by CJ in the 6th.

    Successful roadtrip. 😀 Well Done!

  136. BG March 29, 2010 3:40 pm

    Where’s Kekoa?

    Kazz…you gotta see site #5. It will take us to a new level in tailgating.

  137. BG March 29, 2010 3:41 pm

    OK, time for short senior nap before my 4 hr class tonite.


  138. d1島 March 29, 2010 3:43 pm

    Many OC’s rely on their own observations from the Coaches’ Box to adjust their play-calling during a game. As Al mentioned earlier The Former Coach was one of the rare ones who could do it from field level. It comes down to competency of the OC and trust from the HC….

  139. madeinhawaii March 29, 2010 3:55 pm

    Interesting changes… Kind of disappointed that Na Koa let go of Don … but .. the only certainty will always be “change.”

    How’s everyone? Hope all is well in Tsaiko-land. Been launching my eBay business. Pretty addictive. Gotta get more efficient at it, though.,,

    Exit.. stage left… whoooOOOOSH!

  140. PONO March 29, 2010 4:00 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued with ebay businesses. What do you sell and what are the secrets of being successful on ebay?


  141. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:07 pm

    Mack on 1420AM now

  142. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:08 pm

    Mack: If I thought anybody wasn’t doing a good job, I’d fire him.

  143. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:09 pm

    Thinks Tommy Heffernan has done a great job up til now.

    Now coaches have to pick it up from there before giving the players back to Heff

  144. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:10 pm

    1st part of Spring is to evaluate all players.
    Look at position changes: cited Iosefa moving to LB; if no good move to RB

  145. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:11 pm

    3rd and 4th week start placing a “true depth chart”

  146. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:14 pm

    What have you learned about yourself over the past 2 years?

    One thing I’ve learned is if you have good coaches, you have to let them coach. That’s why we made the changes.
    It allows me to talk the same language…I want to bounce around to different areas….the offense, the special teams

  147. d1島 March 29, 2010 4:16 pm

    talking about coaches’ clinic….

  148. haka March 29, 2010 4:19 pm

    Iosefa at RB sounds like a great move considering the great young prospects coming in at LB.

  149. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 29, 2010 4:41 pm

    Sitting in traffic at Red Hill as I type this waiting for Coach Coolen on 1420 and voila he doesn’t call in…

    So they talked bout Michelle Wie for 15 freakin minutes!!!!

    My afternoon is ruined… 😡

  150. wafan March 29, 2010 4:55 pm

    d1 . . .

    Thanks for the Mack 1420 information. Kind of odd that he would bounce around as the HC — I thought he did that the past 2 years. If so, it appeared to bog down the decision-making process, then.

    Or am I more confused than normal?

  151. wafan March 29, 2010 4:55 pm


  152. madeinhawaii March 29, 2010 5:17 pm

    Ebay is addictive.. like stocks .. but short term.. You buy low.. sell low… win some lose some.. trick is to squeeze out a little profit out of each with minimal time invested. I’m selling used camera gear. The main thing is to get the listing titles and subtitles right and to take nice, flattering pictures. The content or description is really not as important for most items as buyers with the bucks already know what they are looking for.

  153. Ralph March 29, 2010 5:47 pm

    Eh Kazz no pick on Michelle Wie, she is keiki o ka aina, shame on you!

  154. al March 29, 2010 5:52 pm

    wafan…its a bit early yet? 7:55 pm.

  155. al March 29, 2010 5:54 pm

    yup d1…i’ve been promoting that move for iosefa, too.

  156. Kazz March 29, 2010 6:10 pm


    March 29th, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    Eh Kazz no pick on Michelle Wie, she is keiki o ka aina, shame on you!


  157. duffer March 29, 2010 6:45 pm

    @ Kazz,

    Michelle might be Kelly’s swing coach after her softball career! 🙂

  158. Kazz March 29, 2010 6:49 pm

    Well… well… well…

    For anyone that’s followed the Wahine softball team’s games this season, this should come as no surprise as Hawaii opponents Troy, DePaul, and recently San Jose State have been victims of this.

    Today, the NCAA sent out a memo re

    March 29, 2010

    TO: 2010 NCAA Divisions I Head Softball Coaches, Directors of Athletics, and Senior Woman Administrators of NCAA institutions that sponsor Division I Softball. Conference Commissioners, Senior Woman Administrators, and Umpire Coordinators.
    FROM: Dee Abrahamson
    NCAA Softball Secretary Rules Editor.

    Kathy Strahm
    National Coordinator, Softball Umpire Improvement Program.

    SUBJECT: Information Regarding Pitching Rules.
    We want to clarify recent concerns in the softball community surrounding the interpretation of illegal pitches. During the 2010 softball season, some have seen a rise in the number of illegal pitches called by collegiate umpires and inquired
    about rule changes and or application of the rule. The only change to the pitching rule is Rule, pitcher’s foot position to take the signal.

    In response to concerns following the 2009 Women’s College World Series and responses to a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) survey regarding the inconsistent and lack of enforcement of the pitching rule, the Softball Umpire Improvement Program (SUIP) placed a priority on the consistent enforcement of all parts of the pitching rules (Rules 10.2-10.6). The intent was to raise the level of integrity, fairness, accuracy and consistency by improving umpire education in order to enforce the rules established for the game without excuses or misunderstandings.

    At the same time the SUIP set their priorities, the NCAA Softball Rules Committee identified points of emphasis that will be the focus during the two year rules cycle. For the 2010 and 2011 cycle, the NCAA Softball Rules Committee identified 1) arguing balls and strikes; 2) pitcher’s lane; 3) flow of the game; and 4) sportsmanship as the four points of emphasis. (Explanations of these points of emphasis can be found on pages 6 and 7 of the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Softball Rules Book). Neither the SUIP nor NCAA Softball Rules Committee anticipated their respective actions would result in the unintended consequence of conflict between improved consistency in enforcing the pitching rules and improving the flow of the game. Therefore, in an effort to maintain this point of emphasis and diminish the unintended
    consequences, it has been determined that in applying the pitching rules (Rules 10.2-10.6), pitchers should be given the benefit of the doubt when executing a legal pitch.

    The expectation is that coaches will continue to coach pitchers in a manner that is in compliance with the pitching rules and umpires will call illegal pitches in the spirit of fair and equitable competition but also in pursuit of maintaining the flow of the game. Specifically, umpires are asked to take the approach that a pitch is legal until the pitcher proves otherwise by engaging in any movement not in compliance with the pitching rules. Again, umpires need to enforce the pitching rules and yet, give pitchers the benefit of the doubt if there is any question of legality.

    Finally, in an effort to provide the same information to coaches and umpires, the illegal pitches video shared with subscribing umpires via the SUIP Central Hub will be made available to coaches and non-subscribing umpires in front of the pay wall on the SUIP Central Hub. It will also be available via link on the NCAA softball website and NFCA website. Coaches and umpires are encouraged to view the video to clarify understanding of the specifics of an illegal pitch.

    Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in disseminating this information to all interested parties and good luck in the remainder of your season. We look forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City.

    The Wahine head out on the road at the end of this week and ALL of next week. Some have said Kaia Parnaby’s style could be interpreted as executing illegal pitches. I dunno.

    All I will be watching for is how many times we may get called for this.

    I swear to God, the amount of ____ing and moaning that Troy coach did helped somewhat in this and the BS about “in response to the 2009 College Softball World Series” is crap. Why wait until now for a mass email release????

    Oh and if I sound like a homer, SO WOT? COME FIND ME AT THE NEXT HOME SOFTBALL GAME.

  159. Kazz March 29, 2010 6:50 pm


    March 29th, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    @ Kazz,

    Michelle might be Kelly’s swing coach after her softball career!

    I…. (excuse me, I just threw up in my mouth a little…)

  160. postmanke March 29, 2010 6:51 pm

    mcmackin : coaching change – I would say that would be just about right

  161. Kazz March 29, 2010 6:55 pm


    When I think about it, Majam’s swing has been FAR more dominant with respect to their different sports. 😎

    Besides, the times Majam struck out I never read or heard a quote in the media about her feeling off balanced and not wanting to fall because she had a white uniform on or blaming “Murphy’s Law”. 🙄

    Oh the games WIE play… 😆 (Hey! That was a good one! *pats self on back*)

    Ok ENUFF.

  162. Don Weir March 29, 2010 7:08 pm

    A-House & Rainbow Cliff

    I resigned for personal reasons, period.

    I am still involved and I will continue to donate to Na Koa; my donations go to the endowment so I know where it will be spent: on the players via football scholarships.

    Anyone wants to have a ‘talk story’ session meet me at West Point at the tailgate, Las Vegas for the in-between game week fundraiser at the CAL, and/or at the Boulder game tailgate. All of these will be fundraisers for Warrior Football and I will be part of it.
    It will still be personal reasons but at least we will get to talk about what’s important: Warrior players on the field, then, now, future.

  163. el guapo March 29, 2010 7:15 pm

    re #15

    The bill is SB2695, the annual money-grab of “excess balance” from special and revolving funds. A hearing is going on at this moment. I didn’t bother to look for the House version of the bill. It’s easier, for both legislature and governor, to raid special funds instead of making tough budget decisions.

  164. al March 29, 2010 7:27 pm

    tipping my cap to Mr. Don Weir.
    truly a gentleman and a lifelong warrior fan.

  165. jm2375 March 29, 2010 7:27 pm

    Congrats, once again, to Jonas Umlauft for winning MPSF co-player of the week (along with local boy who got away, Brad Lawson). Count on Walker and Umlauft each getting the award multiple times per season for the next few years. 😀

  166. chawan_cut March 29, 2010 7:38 pm

    howdy. news news news!

  167. chawan_cut March 29, 2010 7:39 pm

    coach coolen came on at about 530 or so. he said he was lifting with his players and forgot about the interview at 430. hope you were still listening.

  168. Ralph March 29, 2010 8:01 pm

    isn’t Miano an assistant headcoach? his name isn’t mentioned, did he get demoted, maintains his title?

  169. al March 29, 2010 8:06 pm

    re: don weir, it should be a lifelong warrior. (period)

  170. al March 29, 2010 8:09 pm

    ralph…miano is an associate head coach.
    go figure.

    if you read between the lines, ron lee is still an asst offensive coordinator and cal is now an asst head coach. what the means to them is that they don’t get a paycut. i guess that is what it means when mack said three years ago that they were top notch coaches and good friends.

    friends don’t throw friends under the bus only under 18 wheelers.

  171. al March 29, 2010 8:45 pm

    khon now w/coaching for life.
    shoji, mack, trap, wade, dana, jd, tribute to nash.

  172. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 29, 2010 9:02 pm


    Ah crap! Well just wanted to hear what Coolen had to say cause we got a big and LONG road trip coming up…

  173. chawan_cut March 29, 2010 9:19 pm

    i thought you listen to 1420 all day all night.

  174. Jason March 29, 2010 9:28 pm

    I’ll tell you all the same thing I told Robert Kekaula when he asked me to explain the 2-pt conversion chart: Don’t ask me, ask the economists who study this stuff! 😛

  175. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 29, 2010 10:00 pm


    Colin Cowherd’s voice makes me wanna punch babies and grate cheese.

  176. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 10:05 pm


    Hey Jason.

  177. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 10:06 pm

    Hey Kazz.

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 10:06 pm

    Hey Chawan.

  179. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2010 10:16 pm

    Don Weir is a very impressive guy.

  180. Ralph March 29, 2010 10:27 pm

    NMST is 17-10, 11-4 at home, with quality wins over Penn State, Colorado State and Nebraska at Las Cruces.

  181. Ralph March 29, 2010 10:33 pm

    NMST is 17-13, dropped 3 at Boise. Also beat Minnesota twice at Las Cruces. They are tough at home.

  182. jm2375 March 29, 2010 10:49 pm

    OK, Ralph, so which is it – 17-10 or 17-13? 😀

  183. Slugger March 29, 2010 11:13 pm

    Non-football related note: (link on my name)

    Love, love, love Kip Fulbeck’s work. His Today Show piece on “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” was on this morning. Kids in Hawaii have it good. We have such beautiful children & people here, but sometimes on the mainland, it’s not looked at it that way.

  184. Ralph March 29, 2010 11:21 pm

    17-13, their site did not up date the week end WAC series with Boise State which they lost all three games. But at home they are t

  185. Slugger March 29, 2010 11:33 pm


    Thanks for the news. I got back from the niece’s softball game after all news broadcasts.

    Don Weir = beeg UH supporter! You da man!

    Congrats to the BaseBows!!!

  186. BleedGreen808 March 29, 2010 11:41 pm

    2010 roster is up on UH’s website with the staff in their respective positions.

  187. BleedGreen808 March 29, 2010 11:42 pm

    Oh, btw, no recent pictures of the 2010 football players as of yet. Might have on sometime during spring

  188. BleedGreen808 March 29, 2010 11:45 pm

    One more thing, tried the link and it defaults to 2009. Just scroll up to 2010 on the box to get the updated roster.

  189. al March 29, 2010 11:46 pm

    was watching some old highlights of the 06,07,08 seasons.
    a few observations:

    we lost our swagger like we used to
    we don’t hit like we used to
    we don’t attack like we used to
    we don’t look menacing like we used to
    we don;t wear that black like we used to

    yah, i’ll say it again. we need to get back to black.

  190. al March 29, 2010 11:48 pm

    bleedgreen..we need to bleed black again.

  191. tommui March 29, 2010 11:49 pm

    Don Weirs is one super guy.

    If he says there was no politics involved; no daggers in his back, etc etc, you take him at his word. Don’t invent conspiracies – leave that to Rush Limbaugh!

  192. al March 29, 2010 11:49 pm

    bleedsblack…thanks for the info.
    photoshoot is in the fall.

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  194. BleedGreen(Black per Al)808 March 30, 2010 12:03 am


    I agree! I do like the black. Shows attitude.


    I know I should have put down “first of the month.” lol

  195. al March 30, 2010 12:10 am

    bleedsblack…something about the black.
    btw if you were an american indian that would be a cool name for you.

    back in the day the steelers and the raiders always had that menacing mystique about them because of the black uniforms. i mean black vs the purples, greens, honolulu blues, cardinal reds, i mean really?

    those black uni’s cost them five extra penalties per game just like it did to us in the june jone era.

  196. BleedGreen(Black per Al)808 March 30, 2010 12:17 am

    ok…read almost all the post for the day. I normally don’t do it.

    The most intriguing part about this move is Tony T. I see inexperience and with the leash on Coach Mack shorter than it was when he took over at the helm and it might get shorter if he doesn’t deliver, is this a wise move on his part promoting a “fairly” inexperience DL coach to coach what was our weakness on defense last year which is the run? Or was the problem depth, athletes, etc? Only time will tell what the answer to these questions.

    Here’s to the team in Green or Black or Green! Just show me spring ball already

  197. BleedGreen(Black per Al)808 March 30, 2010 12:21 am


    If I was back in college, I would be Indian. I went to school in the midwest and everyone thought that I was Indian or hispanic or samoan but never hawaiian or filipino. Haha…brings back old memories. Thanks

  198. Pomai March 30, 2010 12:47 am

    The founding fathers need to cut the cord.

  199. al March 30, 2010 12:48 am

    ok time for hit it.

    nice sharing views with one who bleeds black and on occasion green who like the bagaong in the squid luau.

  200. Pomai March 30, 2010 12:50 am

    #191 tommui

    Problem is that’s not what he said.

  201. al March 30, 2010 12:54 am

    the first for gibber?

    the next magic???

  202. 99club March 30, 2010 1:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Nice catch, al. 6’8″ guard? Wow. I wonder if he’s still growin’.

  203. al March 30, 2010 1:11 am

    great start coach.

  204. al March 30, 2010 1:13 am

    i guess. he was three inches shorter less than two years ago. i think he’ll end up small forward.

  205. wafan March 30, 2010 2:57 am

    Good morning everyone!

  206. wafan March 30, 2010 2:58 am

    al . . .

    Three hour difference, now.

  207. mctruck March 30, 2010 4:13 am

    Big al… should be a reporter, dude!!, you got the in’s on these things, mahalo plenty!!!

  208. protector March 30, 2010 4:17 am


    I’ve always like the black uniforms (esp. the Nike incarnation) too! Unfortunately, as long as the UnderArmour contract is in effect, they probably can’t make a re-appearance, huh?

    Mahalo for the article about the 6’8″ recruit. If he’s a point-forward, that’d mean he can handle the ball too? That would be awesome. Now if he can only
    play better D than Balocka (to help out Amis), we’d be in good shape.

  209. NYUH March 30, 2010 5:03 am

    The Graves highlights are pretty impressive. But I hope we don’t get mired down in a QB controversy this year.

  210. protector March 30, 2010 5:21 am


    Barring a complete collapse, I’m sure it’s Moniz’s position to lose. He grasped so much of the O in such a short time, I can’t see him being complacent & he should improve even more if protection from the O-Line is there. It’s going to be an early test-of-fire w/ the USC pass-rush, though. I’d love it if they started off with a couple of power running plays up the gut just to catch them by surprise! Then revert back to their normal R-and-S on.. Even Kiffin, Sr. wouldn’t know what was going

  211. d1島 March 30, 2010 5:44 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good news, Al. A Wise Man indeed!

  212. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 30, 2010 6:06 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    mmmm…the wind (1) is bringing the sweet smell of Spring Football all the way to Kauai!

    Have a GREAT Warrior Day1

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