Mililani WR Timoteo to join UH in 2016

The Mililani-Manoa pipeline just got busier with wideout Kalakaua Timoteo accepting a 2016 offer from the Warriors. Here’s the skinny:

> Timoteo joins quarterback McKenzie Milton, also a junior, in making a future pledge to the Warriors. They’ve been friends and teammates since their hanabata days.

> Timoteo is 6-2, about 190 and, according to Mililani coach Rod York, has “Spider-Man hands.”

> Timoteo, also a basketball player, first dunked when he was a freshman.

> In the state title game, he caught seven passes for 117 yards and four touchdowns. He had a drop — when he attempted a one-handed catch.


  1. 3-Prong December 8, 2014 8:18 am

    2 in a row?

  2. 3-Prong December 8, 2014 8:21 am

    Cheee! Have a great week everyone. Mililani recruits for Hawaii are great. Oregon snapping up the two best dlineman in Hawaii is a coop though.

  3. Oingo Boingo December 8, 2014 8:24 am

    Only one missing now from Mililani is the RB Malapiai. Package deal of all 3 being offered.

  4. haka December 8, 2014 8:25 am

    Great news!
    The Milton to Timoteo connection will be EPIC!
    I love it!
    Calling all local talent…Be a Warrior!

  5. Marleysdad December 8, 2014 8:30 am

    #3 I said it about a month ago, if UH offered them, they’d get all 3. 2 out of 3 so far.

  6. tom December 8, 2014 8:43 am



    While UHF does charge a 3.5% handling fee, it isn’t as if the program has some old geezer opening envelopes and taking out the checks!

    UHF has perhaps 70 people on its stuff, many out beating bushes for $$ not only for the Athletic programs, but for the academic programs as well.

    Actually, all charitable organizations, be it Red Cross, United Aloha Fund, Cancer, Foodbank, have administrative fees taken out of your donation.

    The handling fee charged by UHF is extremely low compared to, say, Red Cross.

  7. pollypicador December 8, 2014 8:46 am

    Something doesn’t add up.

    The offensive line gave up 41 sacks out of 469 passing attempts this past season. D-.

    That’s 1 sack for every 10 passing attempts…and half the other times IW’s running for his life. The offensive line looked bad…and ranked nationally at 121 as sacks allowed. Add the number of times the offensive linemen got flagged for false starts and holding penalties and this unit would probably be ranked last in that category too. In the last game the OL got flagged (for what) 7 false starts, which prompted the play-by-play announcer to say this is ridiculous.

    The offensive line looked slow and awkward…and in the last game against Fresno paved non existent holes for the running backs (46 carries for 106 yards). < D-.

    From what I see Goldie would have been a much better coach.

    Yet what I can't understand is how this unit is elevated, commended, and praised- where one offensive guard gave up no sacks, another offensive linemen was voted the teams most outstanding offensive player and the RT was described as having a standout season…it doesn't add up. The only consolation is that this unit gave up one less sack than last season's 42. Hip, hip hooray. The unit's teething, growing up and gathering praise in somebodies eyes. Not mine.

  8. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2014 9:18 am

    Malepeai might be a difficult one for UH.
    His uncles are Oregon guys. And he’ll be attending the playoff game. Other than that, he does like UH.

  9. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2014 9:19 am

    Who’s Goldie?

  10. gigi-hawaii December 8, 2014 9:20 am

    It’s always nice to hear good news. Go Mililani!
    As for UH Foundation, they have called hubby twice and he has promised money for the Business School and the Astronomy Institute.
    No calls regarding Athletics, though.

  11. letsgowarriors December 8, 2014 9:31 am

    any chance the coaches offer 2015 OL Derick Fetui-Suapaia?

  12. warriorfan2 December 8, 2014 9:32 am

    He meant Gordy Shaw
    And he is so right on

  13. ArcumFortis December 8, 2014 9:39 am

    Ok broken record time……with Milton’s commit we need an OC skilled in the tutelage and strategic use of a mobile quarterback. Look at the way Fajardo ripped our D to pieces in the second half of the Nevada game. This was Rolo’s half time adjustment. Rolo come home!

  14. malamaman December 8, 2014 9:48 am

    I hope we sent a recruiter to Gorman in Las Vegas. 290 across the offensive line.

  15. Bryson December 8, 2014 9:56 am

    I’ve been saying it since last year those 3 kids from Mililani were special… Great to see Norm Chow sticking true to his word and keeping the best players home…

  16. Bryson December 8, 2014 9:58 am

    Granted even though Vavae’s uncles are Oregon guy’s I have a feeling it won’t be long before he joins McKenzie and Kala…I just have a feeling that those 3 have a special bond

  17. hatakeman December 8, 2014 10:01 am

    I believe there are several scenarios that lead to a quarterback sack: 1)Offensive lineman fails to hold his block, 2) Defense executes a pass rush, 3) Defense executes a delayed safety or linebacker pass rush, 4) Running back fails to execute assigned block, 5) Quarterback holds on to the ball too long, 6) Quarterback fails to throw the ball away when all receivers covered, and 7) Quarterback fails to step up into the pocket or exits the pocket too soon. In the case of Ikaika, I believe he has difficulty in going through his progressions quickly and telegraphs with his eyes who his primary receiver is/are and exits the pocket too soon. This leads to quarterback sacks. I welcome all comments/responses even if they are caustic and/or critical. I want to learn more about what’s happening on the field. I want to be a sponge.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2014 10:08 am

    A ready made Trojan pass-catch duo! Excellent!

  19. NorthShoreFan December 8, 2014 10:11 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    #17, hatakeman..imho, you hit on all the areas that could lead to a qb sack. It is not only on one player. The coaches have the films to review and they see what led to the success or failure of any one play. They base their player grading on that.
    A while ago, some poster were criticizing and offering “inside” info. about UH not recruiting local schools. I guess it was just some “smoke” to blur the vision.


  20. Former UH Athlete December 8, 2014 10:23 am

    Great news for UH!

    Timoteo is the big commit from Mililani. When I was watching the State Championships, he was the best player on the field that I could see. Totally dominant performance. Still able to catch balls when coverage was all over him.

    I didn’t get a good look at the top recruits in the trenches, but for what I could see, Timoteo was the big man on campus.

    The bad news is that UH has to wait til 2016 to get Timoteo… A lot is going to happen from now til 2016 signing day. Maybe Timoteo can really push it on the school side and graduate a semester early so UH can enroll him for Spring 2016??

  21. NotNasti December 8, 2014 10:36 am

    Re: Malepeai
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Cannot give up just because he had uncles who attended Oregon. Oregon is offering 4-5 star running backs. If I’m not mistaken, there have been a few Malepeai’s who have attended UH (Marcus?).

  22. letsgowarriors December 8, 2014 10:46 am

    i hope we land Malepeai too, to lock in the trio. maybe even add in OL Tovi and make it a foursome.

    nothing against Malepeai, but i dont see Oregon offering him to play RB there.

  23. Derek December 8, 2014 10:55 am

    I’m sure all Malepeais are related somehow. There’s Silila Melepeai the All-State Defensive Lineman from St. Louis who played for UH too. Vavae hurt his knee in the State Championship game so I hope he’ll be okay to go for next season. He’s not a burner, but if he grows to another 15-25 lbs. to around 210-220 and gain more strength he would be the perfect inside/outside player UH would need because he is quick.

  24. Derek December 8, 2014 11:01 am

    Height has nothing to do with making plays. It’s instincts, talent, and ability to perform under pressure. Best example I can give is Russell Wilson. That’s a pretty good example, don’t you think. Want a little guy who is dynamite. Try Darren Sproles, all of 5’6″ or 5’7″.

  25. jeezy33 December 8, 2014 11:07 am

    24. At the same time, those are the handful of exceptions to the rule. In the long run, you probably miss 9 out of 10 times seeking the next Chad Owens or Vernon Adams type player. I don’t wanna name names on the busts either. But I like the Milton offer regardless.

  26. hatakeman December 8, 2014 11:22 am

    I just noticed. Looks like Jonah Moi has de-committed; is now listed as a Washington State commit.

  27. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 11:41 am

    Interesting reading on Mr. Meyer n Ohio State n his take on coaches n players n their families…

    Wonder why we have the record we have….maybe sum, answers this article..

    MOSTLY CONCERN FOR PLAYERS….n their family.

  28. A-House December 8, 2014 12:34 pm

    there are many, many measurable for athletes, but the most important measurable is “HEART”; yes, the heart of the individual!

  29. A-House December 8, 2014 12:38 pm

    here is an analogy between a highway and driver like a coach and player

    notice nearly every time a serious accident occurs – there is an automatic response that the highway is dangerous even with signs to slow down and speed limit is 25 mph – never the driver who may be under aged and drunk

    can this be applied to a coach and player? hmmmmm

  30. What??? December 8, 2014 1:34 pm


  31. oneseason December 8, 2014 1:35 pm

    The direct donation with 3.5% “handling fee” sounds like the way to go. An account can correct this as needed. For 2013 total UH foundation assets were about $375M, total program services were about $36M ($3.7M for Athletics), and total support services were about $11M; new contributions were about $23M. So operational costs (total support services) represented about 3% of total assets & 31% compared to money going to fund programs (total support services). Page 31 of 2013 Annual Report …

  32. kapakahi December 8, 2014 1:36 pm

    The Malepeai brothers (NG Silila, OG Tasi, and RB Pulou) all played for the Saint Louis Crusaders…..then the Oregon Ducks.

  33. oneseason December 8, 2014 1:46 pm

    #29 … Another analogy could be performance within a military organization.

  34. kapakahi December 8, 2014 1:46 pm

    Younger brothers DE Vavae Tata (UCLA) and LB Tony Tata (Nebraska) also played for the Crusaders……but not the Ducks.

  35. UHfan808 December 8, 2014 1:52 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsai-kos!

    Thanks for the news, ST – Wow, how cool! 😀

    For the love of our beloved UH Warriors and our Island State! I’m so thrilled to see another island guy staying home to play for Our Team! Yahooooo!!!

    Thank you for your commitment too Mr. Kalakaua Timoteo!

    More commitments like these to help out our team get where we all want it to be would be great, please!! (Hint hint hint Hehe 😀 )

  36. cocobean December 8, 2014 1:54 pm

    #9. Gordy Shaw.

  37. SteveM December 8, 2014 2:00 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Kalakaua Timoteo!
    I think 2016 will be the dawn of a new era in UH football hstory…be there!

  38. Z December 8, 2014 2:22 pm

    That Punahou runningback would be a nice get.

  39. Arcumfortis December 8, 2014 2:24 pm

    As we all know, and discuss often, there are many very good reasons that many of our best prospects head for the mainland. But it always inspires when some stay home. I wish we could cross some threshold wherein staying home and being a Warrior was a real consideration for every good Hawaii prospect. I actually felt that we crossed that threshold in 2007…..but then….

  40. spisskyhrad December 8, 2014 2:28 pm

    Without naming names or specifically identifying players that had to give up their dreams and hopes to play D-1 football for Hawaii because of Chow, I can only hope the derailment that Chow introduced into their lives one way or another turns out for the better.

    The sooner Chow can no longer mandate his form of coaching, the sooner new recruits will trust the program. When young men see they can trust UH, they will commit.

  41. Z December 8, 2014 2:30 pm

    I wonder if UH is also looking at Derik Suapaia?

  42. Z December 8, 2014 2:39 pm

    Coach Gordy may be looking for a new team as UH is looking for another head coach.

  43. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 2:59 pm

    STEVE M for coach….for 2016…he he he

  44. SteveM December 8, 2014 4:11 pm

    RE: #43
    st. anthony trojan — well, mahalo for your support! In 2016. I guarantee we will be chasing championships!!! *
    2015 too.

    * yeah, for realz! One must understand that every team in the nation is trying to win and hence chasing championships. It’s just that some teams get closer and more often than others… 🙄

  45. Old School Dave December 8, 2014 4:16 pm

    Good news with WR Timoteo. Maybe a Mililani – UH pipeline in the works?

    Word is that former UH and current OSU O-Line coach Mike Cavanaugh will be joining Mike Riley at Nebraska (according to his son).

  46. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 7:41 pm

    Well that should make the huskers OL even better n more points….
    But where they really need help…is the other side the ball…

    Used to enjoy them battles long ago when Devaney n Osborne were there
    with Wilkinson at OU n Dan Devine with Missouri……classic battles…also…

    Them ‘corn fed’ dudes from the midwest…were there before their time…

  47. papajoe2 December 8, 2014 8:14 pm

    9th day almost pau and still no word about coach Chow. If he is to be relieved of his head coaching title, with the process at UH, by the time they hire a new coach, it would be a very late start for recruiting. Ben Jay, what say you?

  48. Fei Jai December 8, 2014 8:31 pm

    Mariota! Mariota! Mariota! Heisman!!

  49. Fei Jai December 8, 2014 8:35 pm

    Winning starts in the trenches. We need o and d line guys. Then we need a new coach. Oh wait, we can’t get good guys cause norm is still the coach.

    We need the new coach to start recruiting now. We already saw norms recruiting. It doesn’t work.

  50. kev-1 December 8, 2014 8:45 pm

    papajoe2 . . . Chow isn’t going anywhere. As dysfunctional as it sounds, he probably just bought himself two more years. He just got commitments from two (expected to be) highly touted recruits for 2016. BJ is that numb.

  51. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 8:47 pm

    papajoe2…good question…maybe ST can ask him when that ‘evaluation’ historic meeting will take place…

    And maybe ST can cover the meeting…only easy… not much to write…or take notes…just two words….YOU FIRED…

    We all only dreaming…another year of a playbook all covered with ‘DUST’….
    First down…up the middle n DUST..1 yard…Second down left side 3 yards…more DUST….Third down right side 1 yard n even more DUST…Fourth down…punt….
    Repeat as necessary…

  52. d1718 December 8, 2014 8:48 pm

    Things will get better. GO BOWS

  53. kapakahi December 8, 2014 9:12 pm

    BT stated on this morning’s BC radio program that the final decision on Chow has yet to be made.

  54. kapakahi December 8, 2014 9:12 pm

    Meant BJ.

  55. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 9:23 pm

    Thanks for that info update Kapakahi…lots of ‘away’ guys don’t have opportunity to listen to the radio…

    Being scarastic here …he say decision be this year or 2016 ?

  56. beans December 8, 2014 9:26 pm

    Attended the Na Koa football banquet last night. It was heart warming to see all the
    camaraderie between the players. Chow didn’t win many games but he won the respect of his players. They appeared proud to play for him and Hawaii. We should be proud of all these young men of which many of them will be future citizens of our state.

  57. kapakahi December 8, 2014 9:29 pm

    Didn’t give a timeline.

    While BC didn’t comment when BJ stated it, BC openly stated his opinion after the BJ interview that the decision…..either way……needs to be made now…….since hampers effectiveness of recruiting.

  58. kev-1 December 8, 2014 9:38 pm

    Funny how that works, yeah? You have a guy that you are interviewing, and you have an opinion about the coaching situation but you wait until the guy leaves before you voice it.

    I caught the tail end of the interview and missed any reference to Chow or the coaching situation.

    Until I hear otherwise, I am switching to reverse psychology.

    Have faith, Chow will chase championships. Guys, come on! We just barely missed out on the west division title. You can’t chase any closer than that. Forget about the wins. Half of the losses can be blamed on not having charter flights on the road. The only decision I expect is that Chow gets signed to an extension with the expectation that he make no changes.

  59. st. anthony trojan December 8, 2014 9:47 pm

    Kev-1…ME AGREE YOU 102 percent…the 2 % from the neighbors cat n dog…but like Sgt. Schultz says…’I know nothing’…..he he he

  60. champ December 8, 2014 9:50 pm

    Why was Mcmackin fired in the first place? Was it because of that debacle in LV and other losses that should have been wins? I mean how is Mack a lot worse than Chow? Remember that Mcmackin was the D-coordinator under J Johnson when they won the national championship. Mack had good coaches and look what happened when NC took over A HELL OF A LOT WORSE!! Wake up everybody, NC did not even have a staff lined up. He hastily assembled a staff. And what happened to Aaron Price? Why was he fired? He had some credentials. Was it because he failed to sing to the “Lion King”? On top of that, we had to pay him for doing nothing!! As Vince Lombardi once said “what the hell is going on”. Nuff already!! Sickening!!

  61. al December 8, 2014 11:05 pm

    Tom and a house.
    Thanking you both for your matching donations.
    Anybody else?

  62. papajoe2 December 8, 2014 11:14 pm

    So the recruits don’t know what will happen to coach Chow too. If the program is in an uncertain limbo, how can anyone recruit? So we wait and then hire a new coach? Then too late to recruit as most players already committed. Keep the current coach and same thing the last 3 years. Watch the program’s deficit grow even bigger than the 3.5M. Look at the little wins UH got during the last 3 years. Who did they get the wins from? San Jose and UNLV were HORRIBLE against UH and yet we tried to keep it close. Othe wins wer from DII teams. I feel for the players because they gave it their all and have never been to a bowl game. They beleive because they never had anything else. Don’t even know the feeling of being under coached.

  63. Tempmanoa December 9, 2014 3:00 am

    Interesting– Ben Jay to resign, but Chow to be retained. So the next AD is left with Chow and has to keep him?
    That is not a situation I would want to be in as an Athletic Director– usually, the new AD is given the decision to keep or fire since he or she has to live with the football coach. I know we don’t have money for a buyout, but keeping Chow is an awful decision– allowing continued decline in the football program to save the cost of buying him out. It appears that Ben was forced out– I guess to improve the athletic program, but we keep the single worse thing about the department the football coach.

  64. Shoko December 9, 2014 3:44 am

    It sounds like BJ is acknowledging he’s not the guy to fix UH athletic department’s financial dilemma and is admitting it by announcing his resignation. In his defense, though, UHAD’s budget deficit started well before he got here. However, I do think he rubbed some folks the wrong way making his job a lot harder. Of course having a a struggling football program and a NCAA-scrutinized basketball program didn’t help either.

  65. Shoko December 9, 2014 3:47 am

    Anyway, best of luck to BJ in his future endeavors.

  66. yathink December 9, 2014 4:33 am

    Mr. Jay needs to take the rest of the AD’s along with him. There is not one of them who knows how to do their jobs…….

  67. Pomai December 9, 2014 4:37 am

    Does this open the door for JJ’s return as AD???????

  68. 3-Prong December 9, 2014 5:09 am

    A Chancellor, A President, Two Athletics Directors, A Football Coach, A Basketball Coach and his Assistant. At some point (and I mean right now) we need to acknowledge that the real problem lies with the Board of Regents.

  69. UHfan808 December 9, 2014 6:00 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Sometimes we fans sure make me frustated. Sigh.

    Many of us fans wants someone else to do take care of things for us and we don’t want to help ourselves. So Ben Jay asks us fans to buy tickets and do we all listen? Nope. Sigh. Maybe we lose the UH fb program then fans will decide whether or not they liked having the sport around. Lol but so not funny. Be a part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

    Anyway, Have a terrific day!

  70. 3-Prong December 9, 2014 6:04 am

    Meet your Board of Regents:

  71. Bryson December 9, 2014 7:05 am

    June Jones for AD!!! If there is one thing June will be able to bring in as an AD it would be $..He has deep connections far and wide and he could help Chow out with R&S schemes… Lol

  72. Pomai December 9, 2014 7:21 am

    I would like to see if JJ could right the ship, but the problem with that is that he would a free hand without any micromanagement from upper campus!!!!!

  73. Boolakanaka December 9, 2014 7:30 am

    Get Sam Moku on the horn…..

  74. shungos December 9, 2014 7:31 am

    I think the new AD needs to change the culture of Hawaii in respect to the purpose of the athletics program. It is not a business that needs to make money but just a part of the educational institution as a whole. I posted some ideas in a Fb group if you click on my name. Hopefully we can help UH right this ship. One person will not be able to do it on their own but it will take the collective efforts of all of us.

  75. A-House December 9, 2014 7:38 am

    Why would BJ resign now, but hold his position until next June? Make any sense?

    Many will disagree, but IMHO Amemiya may be a good AD – no sports experience necessary; only good management skills and he is intelligent enough to make the contacts and help schedule games – let all coaches schedule their own games – all he has to do is keep track to avoid nasty conflicts on use of Aloha Stadium and the SSC.

    When $$$ permit, a “cozy” soccer stadium in lower campus on one of the “grassy” fields adjacent to Wahine SB stadium. Seating capacity of 5,000. Broadcast booth necessary?

  76. Postmanke December 9, 2014 7:39 am

    These fricken temp agencies we use to headhunt can not recognize talent.

  77. Boolakanaka December 9, 2014 7:50 am

    3prong–I know some of the cats on the BOR, and there is some dead weight there….also they need to get a bit younger.

  78. Z December 9, 2014 7:50 am

    With recent mailing and email from Ben Jay asking for money I figure it is more about $. With new upper campus admin I don’t see the kind of support for sports as we have seen in the past. Sports is not a priority.

  79. Postmanke December 9, 2014 7:57 am

    asking and go getting money is 2 different animals. I applaud Ben for quitting. Well done.

  80. Tempmanoa December 9, 2014 8:00 am

    I think they will appoint an interim AD, then start the long process of finding a new AD. I think we will have trouble finding a legitimate AD, though. No decent AD would want to take over a program with the football program like it is without the power to do something about it– fire Chow and hire a new coach, or decide him or herself to keep Chow. Good luck to us all. Imagine being hired to fix something, but you cannot really touch it. Crazy, but that is the UH of today.

  81. Former UH Athlete December 9, 2014 8:01 am


    Athletics hasn’t been a priority for upper campus for a long, long, long time. The situation UH finds itself in now probably would have a reality in the early 2000’s had Jones not turned the FB program around.

    With no PPV deal in place back then, I think UH killing the athletic department would have been on the table. Under the current PPV contract, UH is guaranteed at least $2.3 million through the end of 2019 (so long as Oceanic gets a minimum of 7 games).

  82. Stephen Tsai December 9, 2014 8:01 am

    New post:

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