Mouse boosts mentoring program

The hiring of Mouse Davis is in line with the Warriors’ pairing of coaches with different experience levels.

Davis, who has been head coach in four different professional leagues, will serve as mentor to Nick Rolovich, who begins his first season as offensive coordinator. Head coach Greg McMackin, with more than 40 years of coaching experience, is mentoring Dave Aranda, a first-year defensive coordinator. Cal Lee, who will coach the defensive ends, will be able to help Tony Tuioti, who will coach the defensive tackles after two years as director of player personnel. Gordy Shaw and Brian Smith have complemented each other in directing the running game.

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Rolovich, who has been on the field as quarterbacks coach the past two years, moves to the booth this season.

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Don’t forget to sign up for the Koa Kids football camp. It starts Monday, and it’s an all-day camp. Go here for info: Koa Kids camp.

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Avis Yasumura has selected J as the winner of the $25 RainBowTique certificate. E-mail me to figure out where to send the certificate.

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Happy birthday to . . .

cocoCoco-Chanel Morton

tangerJason Tang

tomTom McCarthy


  1. LK June 25, 2010 8:45 am


  2. LK June 25, 2010 8:45 am

    Congratulations J

  3. N. Phillip June 25, 2010 8:50 am

    Wondering if you saw this today? You’re mentioned in it.

  4. papajoe2 June 25, 2010 8:51 am

    wow, third? figured it out how to get to the blog.

  5. MichiganWarrior June 25, 2010 8:53 am

    As long as it equates to consistently more wins every year from here on out!

  6. (Jesse) James June 25, 2010 8:56 am

    Whoa…top ten???

  7. MichiganWarrior June 25, 2010 8:58 am

    I just hope, in the end, we don’t have too many headaches with so many experts, that it all falls apart. Raise our level of play so we become and remain a force to be reckoned with, maintain our academics, and bring in the money we need so we stop operating in the red every year. And no forget my extra scoop rice and mac salad, please!

  8. (Jesse) James June 25, 2010 8:59 am

    Maybe with Rolo in the booth, the offense will spread the field vertically more this year like they did in the WSU game last year….and like Michigan Warrior stated, more wins will validate the idea of pairing different experience level coaches. The proof will be on the playing field and the number of Ws and competitiveness of the teams in any Ls.

  9. (Jesse) James June 25, 2010 9:01 am

    DPK…from the last post….hardee har har….that’s something a pordagee would say….

  10. wafan June 25, 2010 9:03 am

    Top 10!

  11. Kazz June 25, 2010 9:03 am

    Coach Rolo in the booth and Mouse on the field.

    Will Mouse be calling the plays and Rolo being his “eyes” like how Ron Lee was JJ’s “eyes” in past years?

  12. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2010 9:04 am

    Wow. Cool shout-out to our dedicated readers.

  13. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2010 9:05 am

    Nope. Rolo is calling all of the plays.
    Mouse is an adviser.
    Or so I’m told.

  14. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2010 9:07 am

    So, when I think of Jason Tang — one of the nicest guys, by the way — I think about the start of KHNL. Sportscasters were Robert Kekaula and Neil Everett. Lee Cataluna and Dan Cooke were anchors.

  15. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 9:13 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Top Twenty!

  16. wafan June 25, 2010 9:20 am

    N. Phillips . . .

    Thanks for the link!

  17. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday Coco, Jason, & Tom!

    azngamer808 was practicing place kicks at Aiea High School field a few years ago.
    I think it was Tom McCarthy that was also on the field playing with his young child.
    He later walked over and gave Nicholas some pointers, like tilting the ball slightly towards the wind to help with accuracy. Did he play for the Kansas City Chiefs as a punter? I forgot who the place kicker was that he held the ball for.

    Tom still could boom his punts.

  18. wafan June 25, 2010 9:23 am

    Happy birthday to Coco, Jason and Tom!!!


  19. A-House June 25, 2010 9:23 am


    Still early in the morning, but I don’t get it.

    If Rolo is in the booth, who “signals” the play to the QB on the field? Will that default to Mouse?

  20. wafan June 25, 2010 9:23 am

    Congratulations J!

    I hope they have something in green.

  21. wafan June 25, 2010 9:26 am

    A-House . . .

    Semaphone direct from the booth to the QB?

  22. madeinhawaii June 25, 2010 9:28 am

    I’m surprised that it’s Rolo in the booth and not Mouse… but I suppose Rolo needs a year or two up there to augment and enhance his field vision. Maybe they’ll switch later in the season or next season. Is the booth airconditioned?

  23. Pcwarrior June 25, 2010 9:38 am

    JJ re#8

    “Maybe with Rolo in the booth, the offense will spread the field vertically more this year like they did in the WSU game last year…..”

    hopefuly our quarterbacks can remain healthy and the expirience of #17 or whoever will be running the offense can allow us to open up the offense early!!! Woohoo!!!

  24. Pcwarrior June 25, 2010 9:38 am


  25. duffer (iPhone) June 25, 2010 9:39 am

    Good morning TSAIKOS!!

    It’s furlough Friday, why am I in the office blogging?


  26. Garret June 25, 2010 9:45 am

    Interesting mentoring program for the coaching staff. This is good for developing UH’s young coaches. I hope that if things work out for their development that the coaches don’t leave UH for 2x or more of their salary from some school with a bigger budget for assistants (UH lost Mack and Cav even before SEC and other schools starting escalating assistant coaching salaries).

  27. Garret June 25, 2010 9:46 am

    The NCAA is looking at eliminating early scholarship offers. Schools would still be able to offer recruits during the summer before their senior year (which is when the majority of early offers happen) but you wouldn’t see 13-year-olds getting offers anymore.

    An NCAA committee announced Thursday that it will back a proposal to prohibit making scholarships offers to recruits before July 1 in the summer between their junior and senior years in high school. If passed, it would apply to all sports.

    Coaches also would have to receive high school transcripts documenting at least five semesters or seven quarters worth of academic work for a young recruit before they can offer a scholarship.

  28. Garret June 25, 2010 9:47 am

    Update on Pisa.

    Q: How’s it looking for the competition between Nick Roach, and Pisa Tinoisamoa? The Bears are pretty lucky to have the choice between the two. — Shaun.

    A: It’s a tossup heading into camp. Roach missed minicamp with a sore hamstring but Smith hardly seemed concerned about it. “We know what Nick is about,” he said at the time. He also knows what Tinoisamoa is about, having coached the eight-year veteran when he was with the Rams. No matter who starts, expect both to see extended playing time. If it’s a tossup, Tinoisamoa may get the nod because Roach can play such a big role on special teams.

  29. BleedGreen808 June 25, 2010 9:48 am

    Great morning to the HAWAII Nation!

    Congrats to J and Mouse!

    H BD to all!

    Interesting thought about Coach Tomey.

  30. BleedGreen808 June 25, 2010 9:49 am


    It’s called dedication to your city and county

  31. Garret June 25, 2010 9:50 am

    Rolo in the booth is interesting and probably will help him see the field better. That should hopefully help with play calling and adjustments.

    With Mouse on the sidelines, I guess that means that he will be discussing things with the QBs, passing info back to Rolo, and be responsible for making adjustments with the WRs. Mouse obviously knows the offense well so he is qualified for all of those things.

  32. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 9:51 am

    N. Phillips

    Mahalo. Good reading material

  33. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 9:52 am

    I lost the numbers

    Did I do something wong (wrong) with my last entry?

  34. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 9:54 am


    Scott, where are you?
    Can you mix the numbers?

  35. Garret June 25, 2010 9:56 am

    This El Paso Times article describes how C-USA was worried about getting raided, similar to how the WAC was worried until things calmed down. It sounds like there may be 5 years for schools to upgrade their football teams before the next expansion round starts.

    “The biggest thing that could have affected Conference USA would have been if anything happened to the Big East,” Stull said. “The Big East looked like the one that would get raided. …

    “All those thoughts are presented, all those thoughts took place, we were all playing the what-if game. The reality was we could have had Armageddon, but until that happens, it’s just a bunch of thoughts.

    “At one point, we thought it would be huge.”

    It still could be, though probably not until the new TV contracts expire in five years, Stull said. The keys are Texas and the now 12-team Big Ten, which still has said it is considering more expansion. Stull presumes that means Notre Dame.

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday to all!

    Who is Coco-Chanel?

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 10:00 am

    Where’s the steenkin’ numbers?!

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 10:01 am

    Good luck to Coach Mouse! Welcome back!

    Just win, baby!

  39. madeinhawaii June 25, 2010 10:02 am

    I expect all the BCS conferences to expand to 12 and 16 teams and have their own championship games prior to the big bowls and ultimately rewriting the BCS rule book again. If Hawaii doesn’t get in on the next round, our program may not survive.

  40. haka June 25, 2010 10:03 am

    Go Warriors!
    Go Coaches!
    And to all UH fans…invest in YOUR team…get your season tickets!
    EVERYONE needs to buy in to the program…or else face the music!

  41. Kazz June 25, 2010 10:15 am

    The NOH brand of poke mix is actually pretty good!

  42. Texas Troll June 25, 2010 10:20 am

    So who’s mentoring Mack, the head coach. That’s why I say that Dick Tomey should be brought in to mentor Coach Mack. If anyone doesn’t think that Dick Tomey can’t coach wide receivers really doesn’t know too much about football. Of course Dick Tomey can coach wide receivers. Most coaches of his caliber can coach any and every position on the field. He did a remarkable job when he came to Austin to coach with coach Mack Brown.

  43. Shoko June 25, 2010 10:23 am

    I have a question…

    Is that UH 50 dollar registration or applicatin fee go towards the athletic program. I’ve been conflicting answers.

  44. Manoa Mist June 25, 2010 10:25 am

    I hate the new Star Advertiser website. Hate it with a capitol H.
    Just found out that one of my 450 coworkers with my same IP address led to all of us being banned from posting to the website. Never mind that this was the Star Bulletin website and that neither me nor my 450 coworkers with my same IP address have EVER posted to the Star Advertiser comments section on the website.
    Yet we are all banned. Muffled. Silenced. Shut down.
    I hate the Star Advertiser website. This is an outrage. This is unfair.
    I will never buy a Star Advertiser paper until this unfairness is rectified. At least let us post something bad to the Star Advertiser site, then ban us. That, is the American way.
    No peace. Out.

  45. madeinhawaii June 25, 2010 10:31 am

    Manoa Mist…
    You should post that on here under “Auwe”

    on the Kokua Line…

  46. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 25, 2010 10:32 am

    It’s not a registration or application fee – it’s an activity fee with most of the funding going towards the athletic department to: 1) reduce the deficit over the next five years and 2) underwrite the operating costs in the current fiscal year – whenever the fee is actually collected.

    The fee has not been approved by the Board of Regents yet. If and when it is, it will go into effect the following semester.

    The fee is not on next Monday’s Board of Regents meeting agenda; however, it probably will be on the July 15th or August 30th agenda. The earliest it would kick in would be Spring Semester 2011.

  47. Slugger June 25, 2010 10:37 am


    Aiyah! The numbers have disappeared. More fixes… Thanks, Scott! SCOTT, weah youuuuu??

  48. Shoko June 25, 2010 10:39 am


    Mahalo for answering the question. If its approved, its a temporary fee being implemented over the next five years to offset the debt? Thanks again…

  49. Slugger June 25, 2010 10:40 am

    Congrats, J!

  50. A-House June 25, 2010 10:44 am

    So, we are doing a merry go round with Rolo and Mouse.

    ST, do you know who, coach on the sideline, will call in the plays to the QB? Me thinks the logical one would be Mouse, but then, strager things have happened.

  51. mctruck June 25, 2010 10:53 am

    Eh!?, wat happened to the numbers???

    O.K.den…..I declare myself, #1, 1stees!!

    I hope coach Tomey gets to offer for his input….is it illegal??

  52. believer June 25, 2010 10:58 am

    I loved the Star Bulletin and am glad SB saved the Advertiser! The site will get better, I’m sure.

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 11:02 am

    This is post number 53.

  54. d1shima June 25, 2010 11:06 am

    Most OC’s sit upstairs. A backup QB can signal plays.

  55. d1島 June 25, 2010 11:12 am

    The Former Coach was unique in his ability to see the action from field level and act as his own OC.
    It would be interesting if the guy from Waialua ever gets a HC post. Would he come down to field level? He must be really comfortable upstairs after all these years.

    Recall that the ex-ND HC went upstairs to call the shots in the Hawaii Bowl…that worked out pretty good for him! 🙄

  56. d1島 June 25, 2010 11:13 am

    Happy Birthday to all the celebrants!

    (Does Coco always flirt with a door on her birthday?)

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 11:18 am

    Thass waom sayin, d1!

  58. Kazz June 25, 2010 11:26 am



    HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball head coach Gib Arnold announced the hiring of Scott Fisher as Director of Operations for the Rainbow Warriors. Fisher comes to Hawai‘i after spending the last two decades as a player and head coach in Australia’s National Basketball League.

    “We are thrilled to have Scott join our staff,” Arnold said. “One of our main goals is
    to position ourselves to have a strong presence in the Pacific Rim. Scott came highly recommended from the national coaches in Australia. As an Australian Olympian, Hall of Fame Player and professional coach, he gives us great credibility and connections Down Under.”

    Fisher, 46, enjoyed a Hall of Fame career in the NBL, winning a pair of league MVP honors as well three league titles. The perennial all-star started his career in 1987 with the North Melbourne Giants. Fisher was awarded the NBL’s MVP, the Grand Final MVP, and helped his team to the NBL championship in 1989. Fisher went on to play for the Perth Wildcats four years later and would go on to participate in another two NBL championships in 1995 and 2000.

    As a member of the Australian National Team for four years, Fisher participated in numerous international events, including the 1996 Olympics in which the Australians finished in fourth place. Two years later he represented Australia in the 1998 World Championships and was a silver medalist at the Goodwill Games.

    Fisher was named in the NBL’s 20th Anniversary Team in 1998 and the 25th Anniversary Team in 2003 shortly after retiring. In 2007 Fisher was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame. Following his playing career, Fisher served as head coach for Perth for four seasons (2004-08). He led the Wildcats to the NBL Finals in his final season there.

    A native of San Jose, Calif., Fisher played collegiate basketball at UC Santa Barbara (1982-86). Originally joining the team as a walk-on, he left the school ranked in the top five in career points (1,351) and rebounds (664). A two-time all-conference selection and the record holder for points in a game (39), Fisher is a member of the UC Santa Barbara Athletic Hall of Fame.

  59. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 25, 2010 11:36 am

    Shoko – No it’s a permanent fee – no “sunset” date on it. However, it could be rescinded by folks wanted to do so going through the same set of steps being done for the implementation process.

    The fee should be permanent, but I would like to see it be split into providing free or reduced prices for more activities (theatrical productions, concerts, lectures,etc.) than just sports once the deficit has been eliminated.

    I do not know of a single public FBS school – formerly known as D-1A – which does not have such a fee. I know that back in the Early Stone Ages when I was an undergrad at the University of Washington, I paid a student feet. Later as a grad student at UCLA, I paid a similar fee which included student tickets at all USC crosstown games in every sport. Have no idea if that perk still is around.

  60. SteveM June 25, 2010 11:37 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome Back, Mouse!

  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 25, 2010 11:38 am

    Whoops!!! student feet = student FEE

  62. DIOGENES SINOPE June 25, 2010 11:44 am

    Actually DPK, I was #1 but nobody acknowledges it!

  63. Garret June 25, 2010 11:45 am

    USC filed its appeal regarding the NCAA’s penalties. It will be interesting to see if the NCAA can succeed in enforcing its penalties or if USC’s lawyers and consultants will win out.

    USC appealed only certain aspects of this month’s ruling. Among the penalties were a two-year bowl ban, four years of probation, scholarship losses and removal of several victories. The school will accept a bowl ban for the upcoming season and certain scholarship penalties in football, but believes the full sanctions were unduly harsh.

    USC asked for the two-year postseason ban to be reduced to one year. The school also wants the NCAA’s scholarship reductions in football from 2011 to 2013 to be reduced to five lost scholarships in each season, rather than 10.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 11:50 am

    Diogenes –

    So is LK your other nic? What am I missing here?

  65. Garret June 25, 2010 11:56 am

    On the surface, the $2 million obtained from the student fee would be a good match for the $2 million deficit that the Athletic Department has. However, $100k of the fee will go for student concerts and other benefits, and the fee will increase the cost of every scholarship the Athletic Department gets. So, JD will have to increase revenue or cut costs further to get the budget balanced. With reduced money coming from the WAC, UH is even further in the hole financially.

    When you think about it, the net effect of the student athletics fee will be *less* money for the Athletic Department, not more. UH was running a consistent $2 million deficit, which indicates that maybe the University needed to increase their funding of the Athletic Department by $2 million. Instead, *all* of the proceeds from the student fee will go towards deficit reduction…that means that Upper Campus gets *all* net earnings from the student athletics fee. The students get $100k in extra benefits and Upper Campus gets the rest. The Athletic Department will also have to spend more on scholarships.

    If the Athletics fee had been increased so that the Athletic Department would get some of the money, then maybe the recruiting budgets, coaching salaries, and facilities could be upgraded to make UH more competitive. Instead, UH will have to cut its Athletic Department spending even more to make up for the increased scholarship costs.

    This is just some food for thought when celebrating the Athletics Fee. For those who think that the Athletics Fee will help UH’s performance on the field, we should note that *none* of the money from the Athletics Fee is actually going to the Athletic Department. Upper Campus will get more money and the Athletic Department will have *less*.

  66. duffer June 25, 2010 12:01 pm

    Do high schools still have activity fees? I remember paying when I went to high school. Albeit, a long time ago.

  67. Garret June 25, 2010 12:03 pm

    A cynical way to look at the Athletics Fee would be to consider that UH was being squeezed by its budget situation so it used the popularity of the Athletic Department to get an extra $2 million for the University. If UH tried to raise tuition to get that money, people would complain. However, if they called it an Athletics Fee, lots of people would support it. Upper Campus gets the money either way, but this way the protests are not as significant.

    Anyway, just trying to look at things from a different perspective…

  68. Shoko June 25, 2010 12:09 pm

    Mahalo again for an insightful post. Those tradeout seats is a good idea and it certainly helps with attendence. I’ve noticed that it’s the students that bring the excitement and enthusiasm to the games. They can get pretty loud when we’re winning. Hopefully, more students will take advantage of this benefit. Thanks again…

  69. NorthShoreFan June 25, 2010 12:20 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos…catching up on the postings…ST..did we hire a “gramma police”????
    Anyhoo, RainbowCliff got scoldings…hooo man..i gotta watch how and what i type now…

    Anyhoo….good to have “da Mouse in da House”…..once upon one time, IIRC, Bighilo and Rob25 and me wen talk about da OC and if he should be on da field or in da booth…IMO..da booth..simply because you see da whole field at da snap of da ball…might give you one betta idea of how da D palying you….

    Bon dance tonight…man da politicians come out of da wood work but only one guy can do da dance…da oddas just shake hands…

  70. Shoko June 25, 2010 12:28 pm

    Speaking of scholarships, I read a story about Fresno State falling short on their ability to pay for the increased cost of scholarships. It was mentioned, if they can’t acquire enough booster donations, they would be forced to dip into their sports endowment; an option they consider as a last resort. In these tough economic times every schools is struggling to remaim solvent.

  71. Curt June 25, 2010 12:51 pm

    Colt News:

    From CSN Washington on their prediction of the Redskins QB Roster:

    Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman and Richard Bartel.
    Analysis: One of the top competitions in training camp will be for No. 3 quarterback. Colt Brennan missed all of last year following hip surgery, and Bartel arrived from Jacksonville’s practice squad late in the season. Bartel gets the edge because he appears to have a stronger arm.

  72. Curt June 25, 2010 12:57 pm

    Colt News:

    Colt reaches out to injured fan:

  73. Curt June 25, 2010 1:00 pm

    In regards to Colt, accuracy is much better than arm strength. Example: Jamarcus Russell. Give it your best Colt!

  74. wafan June 25, 2010 1:01 pm

    Where did the numbers go?

  75. GRM June 25, 2010 1:01 pm

    Eh!, wat wen happen to da numbahs?

  76. Curt June 25, 2010 1:03 pm

    Will da Mouse be coaching the receivers? I think we need another offensive coach. I wonder how much of a role Inoke will have this year. Hmmm.

  77. jm2375 June 25, 2010 1:07 pm

    Good afternoon.

    To put the student fee issue into perspective, while not exactly the same, the student activities fee included in my MPI tuition bill is $315. I believe it includes admission to games, field trip costs and probably covers part of the production costs for plays, concerts, etc.

    GO COLT!

  78. Committed Road Warrior June 25, 2010 1:08 pm

    So tickets for the football away games went on sale today:

    I had to rub my eyes when I saw the prices for a couple of the games (namely, Colorado and Boise):

    Day Date Opponent Price
    Sat 9/11 Army $40.00
    Sat 9/18 Colorado $75.00
    Sat 10/9 Fresno State $35.00
    Sat 10/23 Utah State $42.00
    Sat 11/6 Boise State $74.00
    Sat 11/27 New Mexico State $29.00

  79. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 1:08 pm

    voted again for the Wahine’s ESPY award

    How often can we do this?

  80. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 1:10 pm


    thanks for the Colt update

  81. chopsueyboy June 25, 2010 1:11 pm


    Numb3rs please?

  82. Curt June 25, 2010 1:12 pm


    Injoyd reeding yo posts. Thanxs for yo suport of da progrem tru all da ears. U da man. Oops–xcuse mah spellin. I knot 2 entellijent like sum lurkers. 😉

  83. chawan_cut June 25, 2010 1:19 pm

    what happened to the numbers?

  84. Curt June 25, 2010 1:22 pm

    Deep Lurker,

    Okay for you to post. But hard to make friends when you publicly insult someone. Play nice…mo betta. Best wishes to you bruddah.

  85. Curt June 25, 2010 1:24 pm

    Doesn’t everyone know why there are no numbers? It’s Furlough Numbers Day! Da numbers are resting today. 🙂

  86. d1島 June 25, 2010 1:37 pm


    Wow! I don’t recall the BS-You game tickets being anywhere near that much a couple of years ago…

    …I guess the price of poker just went up!

  87. d1島 June 25, 2010 1:38 pm

    …and then again, for all those who want JD to pursue the Pac-10 for an invite, take note of the ticket price for the Colorado game.

  88. Curt June 25, 2010 1:41 pm

    You’re welcome chopsueyboy.

  89. Garret June 25, 2010 1:43 pm

    Here is an even longer article regarding how Colt has gone out of his way to help that injured fan. I especially like this portion of the article:

    Jemela has been happy to help in the communication between Sean and Colt.

    “Colt Brennan calls and text messages me almost every day just to see how Sean is doing. He’ll even leave voicemails for me to play to Sean with words of encouragement,” Jemela said.

    Brennan has gone above and beyond in my estimation. He could have stopped at the autographed helmet and jersey. He could have stopped at one text message. But he didn’t. The things he has done for the young man may have given Barnum motivation and encouragement that can’t even be measured. One just never knows.

  90. Committed Road Warrior June 25, 2010 1:54 pm


    Me too regarding Boise game tickets. I think they were $50 or around there when we went up a couple years ago.

    I used to (and still do) laugh about the cost for the Utah State tickets. Still haven’t been to Logan yet, but if it’s like any typical USU home game you can probably buy $10 general admission tickets the day of the game (much like the NMSU game too).

  91. wafan June 25, 2010 2:04 pm

    BS getting big head?

  92. jm2375 June 25, 2010 2:45 pm

    CRW – coming out your way next month. Getting reports from relatives in Fredericksburg and Va Beach of 100+ degree temps (plus the humidity)! Is it that bad up in the DC Metro area?

  93. Garret June 25, 2010 2:45 pm

    If they can sell out their stadium with high ticket prices, why shouldn’t BSU charge that amount? That money can be used for a lot of other things to upgrade their Athletic Department.

    If UH was selling out Aloha Stadium every game, I’d hope that they would increase ticket prices. You already saw an example of this when JD got approval to charge extra for the USC game to start the season.

  94. Garret June 25, 2010 2:47 pm

    Tiger Woods pre-nup would reportedly have given Elin $20 million if they divorced.

    Tiger reportedly just agreed to a *$750 million* settlement with Elin for their divorce. He is reportedly worth $900 million, so she is getting well more than half of his net worth. Wow.

  95. Garret June 25, 2010 2:49 pm

    UH made the hiring of Mouse official.

    “We’re very fortunate to get the architect of the run-and-shoot to come back to Hawai‘i and coach our wide receivers,” UH head coach Greg McMackin said. “He taught the run-and-shoot to me, June (Jones), Ron (Lee), and everyone else in the country who runs this offense. He’s been the single, most influential person in the passing game from high school to the professional level, in my opinion. Nick (Rolovich) will continue to serve as offensive coordinator but its nice to have someone like Mouse to bounce ideas off of.”

    “Its fun to be back at UH and I’m excited for the prospect of helping out the Warriors this season,” Davis said. “Greg’s been a great friend over the years and I’m excited to be working with Rolo with the offense. I have found that you can be an excellent receivers coach if you are allowed to work with excellent receivers. So I’m looking forward to working with a group of excellent receivers.”

  96. Curt June 25, 2010 3:05 pm


    You’re right. That is alot of $. I think that $20 million did not apply due to an adultery clause. Must be something in the pre-nup that permits her to get more than 50% if adultery is involved. I hear Tiger’s tight with his $ so he probably didn’t have a choice on it.

    Elin had alot of incentive to take the divorce. If she wanted to stay with Tiger, she could divorce him, grab the money, and get back together again. Then again, Tiger would give her a hard time about the money.

    As bad as Tiger behaved, the settlement doesn’t seem very fair to me. I’m sure Tiger will pay closer attention to the fine print next time. That sure is alot of $…probably all after-tax $ too.

  97. Texas Troll June 25, 2010 3:12 pm

    Well ya’all have a lot of mentoring goin’ on down there in Honolulu. I’m glad that we here in austin don’t allow any mentoring goin’ on on the coaching staff. We do pay our coaches a lot more here in Austin than you do. When Mack Brown hires coaches, they need to hit the ground runnin’. We don’t have time to hire guys that need mentoring.

  98. Kazz June 25, 2010 3:20 pm

    Garret Says:

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Tiger Woods pre-nup would reportedly have given Elin $20 million if they divorced.

    Tiger reportedly just agreed to a *$750 million* settlement with Elin for their divorce. He is reportedly worth $900 million, so she is getting well more than half of his net worth. Wow.

    KARMA IS A (you know what) HUH TIGER?!?!?!?!?!?!

    😆 😆 😆 😆

  99. BigIslandkurt June 25, 2010 3:33 pm

    @ Curt

    I no tink the Deep Lurker is one bradduh.


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  101. wafan June 25, 2010 3:36 pm


    JD make nice to Elin!!!

    Geez, even if Uncle Sam takes 60% in taxes . . . WOW!

  102. kama krab June 25, 2010 3:55 pm

    Well Texas Troll,

    I agree that there is alot of mentoring goin on here and yes I would hope with the money that Texas makes, that there would be no need to mentor due to the fact that you have the money to pay the experience coaches what they ask for. If Hawaii had the type of money that Texas has, I would hope that all this mentoring stuff would be a thing of the past but we don’t so we have mentor the young coaches and hope they are diamonds in the ruff.

  103. Committed Road Warrior June 25, 2010 3:57 pm


    Yep. It’s gotten up to 100 degrees the past couple days, which when factored with the humidity is making things rather uncomfortable. Today got up to 90, which is a “relief” compared to earlier in the week.

    I went to the Nationals baseball game on Wednesday afternoon and roasted. It was 96 degrees at first pitch and my seats were in the sun the entire game. Even worse was the final score…1-0 Royals.

  104. Pride. June 25, 2010 4:03 pm

    Congratulations Mouse.

  105. Pride. June 25, 2010 4:09 pm

    Thanks Ron Lee for not only your contribution to the Hawaii football program, but for your contribution to football played in Hawaii period. I have watched your teams play from the Cougars in Hawaii Kai to the Saints in Kalaepohaku, and have enjoyed every single play. Hopefully you continue coaching either here or on the mainland. I for one, will continue to be a big fans of yours no matter where you end up.

  106. Pride. June 25, 2010 4:09 pm

    Sory for the poor grammer ant ta speling

  107. Curt June 25, 2010 4:10 pm


    You may be right; Deep Lurker may not be a bradduh.

  108. Curt June 25, 2010 4:15 pm

    U xcused Mistah Pride. Eye no pic on u cuz u biggah den me.

  109. Kazz June 25, 2010 4:28 pm

    Where the heck is BHF2??? 😯

  110. Kazz June 25, 2010 4:30 pm

    WELCOME UNCLE MOUSE!!! :mrgreen:

  111. Da Punchbowl Kid June 25, 2010 4:48 pm

    Shouldn’t that be “Daddy Mouse” Kazz? He is after all, the big daddy of the R n S.

  112. DIOGENES SINOPE June 25, 2010 4:55 pm

    WAFAN: (whatever # it was)

    I wouldn’t worry about Elin’s taxes – division of marital assets (if I remember correctly) is not a taxable event.

  113. Pride. June 25, 2010 4:57 pm


    Like John Kamana’s dad Uncle Squeeze used to say, “Boy, playing ball is good, nuttin wrong wit’ playing ball. But main ting you go skool foa get da palapala. Da palapala is da only reason you dea. You not dea foa play ball, you not dea foa drink beeah, you not dea foa chase skirts. Allthoah all of doze tings is good and good fun. Da main reason you in skool is foa get da palapala. You no walk away wit da palapala, den you went only waste time.”

    I always was too scared to ask him, “Uncle, you sure you went gradumajate from USC, cause yoah grammar is not too good.”

  114. haka June 25, 2010 5:10 pm

    I think Tiger’s settlement is larger because he is buying her silence…no book…no movie…no tell…

  115. haka June 25, 2010 5:14 pm

    ok, ok,…
    me tinks da tigah pay mo kala cuz he no like her make waha la dat.

  116. cocobean June 25, 2010 5:14 pm

    Mouse can mentor but can he recruit. Mack’s approach to staff building is way different from the basketball coach. Arnold’s priority is finding guys with some ” ins ” somewhere. The first hire has connections with South America and Europe. The second has connections in Chicago and the midwest. His latest hire is a bigshot in Aussie BB. Arnold’s strong point to date is his own ability to recruit.
    In the end it’s the quality of your recruits that determines the success of your program. I really thought Mack needed a “high energy” guy that could hit the road and bring in some players. The current staff, aside from Aranda, is too low key…in my opinion.

  117. haka June 25, 2010 5:16 pm

    Go Warriors!

  118. haka June 25, 2010 5:18 pm

    Speaking of recruiting, Gib sure is expanding his global reach…u ko poy!

  119. kama krab June 25, 2010 5:24 pm


    Unfortunately I gotta agree with your comments. Deep down I was hoping for a younger coach to be chosen. One with drive and connections. I think hiring Mouse could be good for our offense but as you stated, what will he do inregards to recruiting. If what Mack says about recruiting is true then we need people that are relentless recruiters that can bring in the talent. I just don’t think that Mouse has the drive to be a relentless recruiter. To me, this hire is probably a two to three year quick fix. I see no future for Mouse after that and unfortunately I am starting to think that there will be no future for Mack after that also. Please Mack prove me wrong.

  120. kama krab June 25, 2010 5:27 pm

    I hope that Mouse can make difference. I hope that he can help propel our offense back on top. We need something to look forward to. Please be that something we can look forward to.

  121. Pomai June 25, 2010 5:36 pm

    Mr. Graves it is now time to step it up, cause da mouse is in da house………

  122. Kazz June 25, 2010 5:44 pm

    Such BS. Tiger can buy silence from one individual, but public perception is priceless.

    PAU!!! 😆

  123. Kazz June 25, 2010 5:45 pm

    2010… a good year so far!!!

    The “mighty” get a dose of HUMILITY!!!!

    Tiger Woods, USC, Alabama Softball… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! 😆

  124. Curt June 25, 2010 5:57 pm


    Very funny. You’re right though about “gradumajating.” Playing football usually ends after the senior year; da degree lasts forever.

  125. wafan June 25, 2010 6:02 pm

    Dio-Sin . . .

    No tax?!?! Even better! JD needs to send two people to be her friends.

  126. wafan June 25, 2010 6:06 pm

    Pride. . . .

    Funny how there is always at least one person everyone one else in the family never questioned or argued with — aside of the grandparents.

    Fear is a greater motivator at times than respect. Or was it respect of the fear for what you knew would happen? HA!

  127. madeinhawaii June 25, 2010 6:16 pm

    Unless Mouse is buying a house here, I’d think he was here for the short term, meaning one or two seasons, and I think that’s fine. Hopefully that will be enough time for Rolo, Lelie, Rivers, and Funaki to pick his brains and carry what they learn forward. Leilie only needs a year to finish his degree, so maybe he’ll stick around after as a graduate assistant. Same with Rivers. Currently we have “youth” in Rolo, Aranda, Smith, Tuioti, Biesemeyer, and Funaki.

  128. Curt June 25, 2010 6:20 pm

    cocobean & kama krab,

    I think Mouse is a great addition to sharpen our r&s. We definitely need to get back to aggressively attacking the defense and scoring points in bunches. But you’re both right, we also need to significantly bolster our recruiting prowress big time. We need coaches who are workaholics and can recruit. Gib’s da man, just tell him that he’s also responsible for football recruiting. 😉

  129. Curt June 25, 2010 6:31 pm


    Great to have Lelie and Rivers around. What I’d really like to see is the offense given another coaching position. I would give that position to Inoke as a QB coach. I know Garret feels otherwise. But I feel we’ve got to develop that backup for Rolo. You never know what the future holds. When Mouse retires, I would bring in Lelie, Rivers, or Stuzman as the receivers coach.

  130. Garret June 25, 2010 6:40 pm

    Texas Troll,

    The reason why it is hard to have mentors for too many members of the coaching staff is that every college is limited to the same number of coaches. So, if some coaches are devoting their time to mentoring other coaches, then that time isn’t being used to recruit and focus on the position that they are responsible for developing.

  131. Slugger June 25, 2010 6:45 pm

    Happy, happy to today’s birthday babies!

  132. Garret June 25, 2010 6:47 pm


    The thing is that Inoke *is* a member of the coaching staff as a GA. He is *not* restricted in coaching players during games or practices.

    So, I always thought that Inoke was the *perfect* choice for GA because he can help with both QBs and RBs. I said this on the day that his hiring was announced and posted months before he was hired that UH should hire him to be a GA. Since his most experience was at QB and he had experience working with JJ, Dan Morrison, and Rolo, plus he got a close-up view of everything that Colt went through on and off the field.

    So, I do *not* disagree with you. I think that Inoke will use these 2 years to help the QBs. I think that the character and leadership that Inoke showed during his Warrior career indicates that he will be an EXCELLENT coach. Even better, as a GA he is basically working for UH for almost free. He gets a graduate degree (which will help his coaching career and personal development) and UH will get 2 years of his service for almost nothing. After his 2 GA years, Inoke will be ready for an assistant coaching spot.

    I also agree with you that after Mouse leaves that Stutzmann, Lelie, or Rivers could be good candidates to replace him at the WR coach spot.

  133. Curt June 25, 2010 6:52 pm

    For the 2012 class, Gib has gotten the interest of 5-star, 6-11 high school center Isaiah Austin who’s interested in visiting Kentucky and Coach Gib in Hawaii. Wow. He’s da man.

  134. Curt June 25, 2010 7:00 pm


    You’re right on regarding Inoke. He’s earned my respect for his character and selflessness. I hope Coach Mack succeeds in the next couple years so the longer term plans can play out and we’re in a good position for conference realignment.

  135. Curt June 25, 2010 7:04 pm

    Gotta go. Wifey wants to head out for din-din. Don’t tell her that I just had something to eat before she asked me about going out. Have a nice weekend everyone.

  136. Garret June 25, 2010 7:08 pm


    I agree with everything you said in your 7pm post (I don’t know what post number that is). As a GA, Inoke is an excellent choice to assist the QB coach–and Rolo can use the help since he’s taking on the OC role and UH has 7 scholarship QBs.

    Inoke can empathize with the frustrations of the backup QBs who wish to play. He set the best possible example of a team player accepting a backup role. He also can point to how he waited for his chance for so long and then led the team to a huge upset at Fresno State.

  137. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 7:22 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, just woke up hours ago from a deep sleep as playing 5 sets of competitive tennis really knocked me out when I got home as having a pool in your back yard goes a long way for some good lap swimming as ANY of you here visiting LA are more then welcome to have a free room, good home cooking from Mrs. RainbowCliff and beautiful view of Los Angeles from the upper hills of Ladera Heights as LA Laker Great AC Green lives right around the corner and Ray Charles gated home with tennis courts is own by a USC alumnus who will be bringing his family up for the BIG game !

    7,200 USC fans will be invading Honolulu as there Alumni Associations are “HUGE” from ALL over the world with their alumni clubs of Downtown LA, South Bay, North Orange County, West Los Angeles, San Diego, Newport Irvine, Marshall Alumni and Club of North Bay are “READY” to spend MONEY and have a GREAT time in paradise !

    There is a pep ralley schedule at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Ball Room and to this date it is sold out as my gift for gab in recruiting the average USC fan at Magic’s 24 hour fitness has them scrambling to get a flight for the BIG game and bringing friends and family members along !

    From my resources many are coming up the last week of August as your USC Hawaii Alumni Club is active in receiving and scheduling many events as USC folks like to drink, eat and network with money being spent on the family to make their Hawaii visit a memorable occasion !

    Mainland Pleasant Holiday has sold package deals that will include round trip flights, tailgate parties, transportation to and from Aloha stadium as you good folks are in charge of ticket sales as I am so “HAPPY” that this game is going to happen despite the probationary sanctions on USC as I have been working it down here to assure the USC people that I know “You will have a marvelous time and experience nothing better in life then the Aloha Spirit” !

    One Million dollars you will received and ESPN National TV game will have every one watching with anticipation as this game will help the Hawaii economy so much as my contacts are coming and looking forward to my description of Diamond Head and Sunset Beach as many are first time visitors !

    Got tennis early in the morning down in Redondo Beach as I will have my aloha attire on to recruit Howard and Southern University ex-athletes to fly down for the game as my colleagues are looking to vacation in August and my ties to Hawaii is really appealing BUT there concern is will tickets be available for them and family to attend the game ?

    Have a GREAT evening Tsaiko Nation as I continue to represent the Ohana with dignity and respect as I keep the “MONEY” coming !

  138. Mrs. A-House June 25, 2010 7:29 pm


    Class of 2012, eh! Means the Isaiah has just finished his sophmore year and heading into his junior year. 16 or 17 years old and 6′ 11″ – damn!

    Hawaii vs Kentucky – hhhmmmmmmm, will it be an easy choice? look how many Kentucky players were drafted yesterday! go school for 1 year; neva mind what gpa? neva mind what major (cause it’s going to be NBA) in one or 1 1/2 half years.

  139. A-House June 25, 2010 7:29 pm

    sorry, Mrs A-House, porgot to change name!!!

  140. al June 25, 2010 7:31 pm

    wea da numbas?

  141. al June 25, 2010 7:33 pm

    shhhh. did you know that ahouse likes to dress in drag on occasion.

  142. al June 25, 2010 7:34 pm

    ahouse…get hope. rod flemmings chose hawaii over kentucky.

  143. A-House June 25, 2010 7:37 pm

    yea, al, whea da numbas?

    hey, al, did Curt beat you out on news of Austin?

    Last time I saw a good 6′ 11″ center play was Tony – dang, forgothis last name, but he was in the dorms with us and we would always tease him, “hey Tony, how’s da weather up there?”

    always came into our room to stretch out, read comics – he and Roy Green were daily visitors!!

  144. A-House June 25, 2010 7:38 pm

    and, that team, in steamy Klum gym, beat Oregon St then ranked #3 in the country – what a victory!!

    so, get chance against USC on 9/2!!!!

  145. Pomai June 25, 2010 7:55 pm

    Pomai giving Mr. A-House two slap wit da wet noodle, we do not have chance against USC on 9/2, “WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS” on 9/2.

  146. A-House June 25, 2010 8:04 pm


    I’m with you on that one!!! Wonder how loud will we be?

  147. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 8:10 pm

    Toney Maroney I do believe is the UH Centers name that you are looking for.

  148. chawan_cut June 25, 2010 8:17 pm

    gib needs a good showing this year. he’s got a lot of good recruits that believed in him(for a first time head coach). i believe he can do it. to keep those types of recruits coming, they’ll have to put it all together on the court and make it happen. that’ll make the new recruits want to come here and play for him and for us.

  149. d1島 June 25, 2010 8:20 pm

    A good showing in the Diamond Head Classic would be a tremendous first step for Coach Gib

  150. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 8:47 pm

    Tsaiko Nation, the game vs. USC is HUGE and in order to pull off the BIGGEST upset in Hawaii football history THREE things has to happen !

    1. You must control the ball offensively and use the clock. Have long drives with your precesion passing game. Have to run the ball as USC D-line is MASSIVE and they know you are primary a passing team so mixing it up will hopefully keep them off balance BUT they are fast and quick with recovery time to the ball as they tackle the ball carriers and attempt to strip the ball so UH offensive players must protect the ball after the run or catch. NO TURNOVERS !

    2. Keep USC offense off the field and don’t let them get the “BIG PLAY” as Kiffin is a “blow out” coaching nightmare and he is looking to make a statement as the first year coach for the Trojans and running up the score he will have no shame and won’t let up on the gas pedal as he is cocky and spreading that attitude to his players he is relentless ! If the Warriors can get USC to lose their composure it will help as Kiffin will pull players out of the game IF he sees stupid penalties that will cost USC field position and drives BUT remember the player coming out is being replace by another STUD as USC is loaded with talented players !

    3. DEFENSE as the Warriors must maintain USC high octaine offense as they can run and pass with the most talented of backs and receivers West of Mississippi with a HUGE offensive line that average in size of 6″5″ in height and over 300 lbs. Quaterback Matt Barkley is being prized for the Hesman Trophy as he is TOUGH as a sophomore quaterback with a cannon of an arm that can throw all the passes as the Warriors D-line has to get after him but maintain their positions as Gable and the running crew by committe can run inside or outside the tacklers and have break away speed to turn a close game into a blow out as they are that explosive to put up points on every down !

    Overall it will be a highly charge game and the Warriors must play smart, error free ball as Moniz and Salas has to have BIG games with your DEFENSE playing smart tough nose secure tackling football. IMPOSSIBLE NO, IMPROBABLE YES as it will be the GREATEST upset this college football season IF you knock off the men of Troy as I will be rooting for you BUT will have to turn it off if 28 to 0 after the first quarter as I just can’t watch UH being blown out as it hurts my competitive pride that I have for you !


  151. A-House June 25, 2010 8:51 pm

    HI Cliff:

    Up late, eh?

    No, Tony Maroney came way after – I’m talking like 1960-61.

    I can still picture his face with the “golf hat” – skinny guy, but lots of talent and stamina. That magical night, he “schooled” the Oregon St center.

  152. chawan_cut June 25, 2010 9:04 pm

    we could probably ask derek inouchi for the roster that year. he was the bball media guy before he switched to fball. he probably has all sorts of good stats and information.

  153. al June 25, 2010 9:18 pm

    ahouse…i heard and saw that one about austin. sportsbow posted it on the sh board. that would be something wouldn’t it???
    methinks we land an aussie big sometime in the near future.

    btw, ’60, ’61 rainbow center? wow. i wasn’t even a teenager yet. not many fans back then.

  154. al June 25, 2010 9:20 pm

    just hoping that all of gibber’s recruits make it past the admissions office.

  155. jm2375 June 25, 2010 9:23 pm

    A-house – check the UH website. Look under men’s basketball – all time roster on the right side. I couldn’t find a Tony for the years you’re looking for.

  156. chawan_cut June 25, 2010 9:35 pm

    cool. i didn’t know they had that. i had asked AD JD about that awhile ago as a suggestion. glad they finally got around to doing it.
    now that there’s no hard copy media guides, everything is going online and its good to have access to all the data.

  157. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 9:38 pm

    Mr. A-House Kind Sir the most Honor and Pleasure !

    From My vault of Hawaii Archives I do believe I have the correct answer !

    Tony Davis from the 1959-60 team that beat OSU 56-51 as Klum gym was the
    place for the Rainbow Warriors as my field work advisor Al Saake was the Coach.

    Alvin Saake had a GREAT basketball mind as I enjoy sitting in his office as he told
    stories of his experience with Bob Knight, Pete Newell, James Naismith and Pistol
    Pete Maravich as Coach Saake had a TREMENDOUS mind for the roundball and put
    Hawaii basketball on the map !

    During that time and mines you would of have to play two games against the opponents as OSU won the re-match 72-46 but back then there was no conference as military teams were on the schedule, Seattle University, Lewis & Clark, Santa Clara, Westmont, LMU, USC, Denver, Portland, UCSB and Washington as the Far West Classic Tournament was the premiere basketball tournament on the West Coast during that period and 1959-60 Mr. A House was your TIME as I was just three years of age ! (smile)

    Mahalo for sharing !

  158. al June 25, 2010 9:41 pm

    i was thinking tony wells but that was 77-78.

  159. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 9:58 pm

    WOW Good folks 12:43 am here in LA as that early nap is keeping me up with you good Tsaikos of the Warrior Beat !

    Tony Davis during Mr. A House Time was a “STUD” as in two seasons of being the MAN on the team he average 19 points a game, led the team in scoring and played in all 36 games
    with a sweet low post game. Tough defender and rebounder who will get that ball out for some fast break basketball as Coach Saake love transition basketball !

    What was interesting during that time you had a lightning quick guard by the name of Norman Ching as he was one “fast bugga” who would be the recipient of Mr. Davis outlet
    pass and turn those canvas converse that he was wearing into after burners as his speed for lay-ups brought Hawaii fans to their feet as Mr. A House can attest !

    Love the History of Hawaii Sports !

  160. Ralph June 25, 2010 10:06 pm

    Norman Ching, Mid Pac Owls?

  161. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 10:09 pm

    Al: Tony Wells was during my time as he transfered from Dayton University and played two seasons from 77-78 / 78-79. A good low post player that was really a forward but we had no true Center so Tony had to man the middle and he did it with adroitness and competence !

    Good face up game and can fill the lane as he liked to run the floor and be on the receiving end when we would hit him in stride for that driving lay-up !

    Very “PHYSICAL” player as he killed our other post players during practice as Brad Pineau, Brian Austin, Antoine Goodlow and Kevin Johnson felt his presence down load !

    Played in the Aloha Classic and did well against the Nation Top Talent as still today I don’t know why the Aloha Classic was dismiss ?

  162. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 10:17 pm

    Ralph: from the Hawaii record books Mr. Ching was a UH Rainbow Warrior from 58-59 / 62-63 with 78 games being played and scoring 558 points during his career. Played with Tony Davis and was a member of that 9-18 squad that upset #3 rank Oregon State at Klum Gym my favorite hoop gymnasium of all time !

  163. RainbowCliff June 25, 2010 10:27 pm

    Well good folks have a good night as it is 1:30 in the morning and that should be 11:30 Hawaii time !

    Weekend should be nice as LA is starting to heat up in the 80’s by 10:00 in the morning as this summer is going to be a scorcher !

    Have good dreams and a restful sleep !

  164. Ralph June 25, 2010 10:34 pm

    RainbowCliff I just listened to Sissel Kyrkjebo’s “Going Home” and in song, it made me remember the passing of your mom, may she rest in peace, and I hope your Ohana is celebrating her life everyday of your lives. As our Bulla says often, “make memories,” it last a lifetime and beyond.

  165. jm2375 June 25, 2010 11:49 pm


  166. Pride. June 26, 2010 12:43 am

    # Garret Says:
    June 25th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Texas Troll,

    The reason why it is hard to have mentors for too many members of the coaching staff is that every college is limited to the same number of coaches. So, if some coaches are devoting their time to mentoring other coaches, then that time isn’t being used to recruit and focus on the position that they are responsible for developing.

    So what are you saying Garret, does Hawaii have too many coaches mentoring and not coaching?

  167. Hawaiianbod June 26, 2010 1:07 am

    RainbowCliff/Ralph – re Norman Ching – does anyone of you know what became of Mr Ching?

    The reason why i’m asking is that our football equipment manager at Fresno Cty College, during the 1980’s, was a local boy from Hawaii named Norman Ching. He had been there for years. Nice guy, loved and respected by everyone.

  168. J June 26, 2010 1:12 am

    Wow, good thing I checked in…just got back from the Beer & Sake Festival in San Diego. A lot of people, might have been a lot of food…not sure, but I shot a lot of photos…


  169. Pride. June 26, 2010 2:12 am

    Is the head coach questioning the abilities of his OC and DC? First he says. “Okay I believe in you, now I want you to manage my offense.” “But hey wait, you’re kind of new at this so you know what, I’m going to bring in someone to mentor you.” “He was a great head coach when your dad was in college. Even though the game of football changes every year, I’m pretty sure some of the principles that you learn will be helpful.”

    “But remember, in front of the players you’re the boss, so be confident, act like the boss. Pretend that the offense is yours, all yours.”

    I was hoping that Rolo would have a chance to express himself this year. Put in his own wrinkles and create his own system. Without looking over his shoulder. Don’t get me wrong, I think the marriage will work, because they have to make it work. But I just feel that an opportunity was lost. We could have brought in a great L.A. City/San Diego area recruiter who can also coach wide receivers.

  170. Garret June 26, 2010 3:58 am


    I think that Mouse Davis was a good hire because he’s Mouse Davis…his expertise with the offense is unique and he should be able to help with the offense.

    It would have been nice to help with the recruiting side–a lot of coaching staffs (like UH basketball and most D-IA football staffs) are constructed based on the recruiting impact of each coach. Many coaches who are top recruiters get hired first and then they figure out which position they will be assigned to later. But UH seems to focus on *coaching* as the sole consideration for coaching hires instead of recruiting. Maybe Mack doesn’t want the recruiting dynamos like Reinebold who would dig up players in Texas and elsewhere that UH may not normally have on their recruiting radar.

    Aside from the hiring of Mouse, 2 of UH’s recent coaching decisions have seemed to help recruiting. Moving Tony Tuioti to a coaching position lets him recruit in Vegas and other areas (though it takes away Lumpkin’s visits to SoCal) and Tormey seems to have opened up a pipeline to recruits in Washington.

  171. Garret June 26, 2010 4:03 am

    The timing of this press conference does answer one question that I had–it appears that Mack and UH are not part of JJ’s Samoa mission this year since it is going on right now and Mack is obviously not there. That is sad to me, as they will do a great job in helping Samoa with medical supplies and treatment and with other major donations…I’d love to have had UH involved with that. It also would be nice for UH recruiting.

    I know that it was suggested that UH could go to Samoa on their own. However, UH has limited funds and it was great how in past years JJ’s Foundation covered all the expenses for UH to send half their coaching staff to Samoa.

  172. Garret June 26, 2010 4:06 am

    Article from the San Luis Obispo paper about Cal Poly possibly moving from the Big West to the WAC. Cal Poly has several big problems if they want to move up to D-IA.

    Cal Poly is affiliated with the five-team Great West Football Conference — where at least one team is actively seeking to leave the unstable conference with no automatic postseason bid — and nobody wants to be the last one holding the bag. The WAC already features two natural geographic rivals in Fresno State and San Jose State and could add more if UC Davis and Sacramento State are included in expansion.

    But a jump to the FBS creates its own set of problems, too.

    The school would need to increase its budget by millions every year to account for increases in scholarship numbers and travel.

    WAC road trips include flights to Hawaii and Louisiana Tech. Meanwhile Cal Poly busses to every opponent in the Big West, the only conference in the country confined to a single state.

    That’s just the tip of the expenditure iceberg. To satisfy NCAA requirements and to ensure that its programs remain competitive, the school would have to commit to completing renovations of Alex G. Spanos Stadium and upgrading support facilities like locker rooms and weight rooms.

    The average seating capacity of WAC arenas is 11,600. Fresno State’s Save Mart Center, which opened in 2003, seats 15,500, and the Bulldogs led the conference in men’s basketball home attendance this past season, averaging 7,726.

    Cal Poly was fourth in men’s basketball home attendance in the nine-team Big West, where 3,000-plus seat Mott Gym blends in with the crowd.

    The Mustangs averaged 2,165 fans in 12 home games this past season under first-year head coach Joe Callero. Pacific led the conference, averaging 3,473. That number wouldn’t even be enough to pack the smallest WAC gym, the 5,000-seat Event Center at San Jose State.

  173. Garret June 26, 2010 4:07 am

    So, the Big West schools take a bus to every road game. That does put things in perspective for people who wish that UH could join the Big West for all non-football sports.

  174. d1島 June 26, 2010 6:19 am

    Great Morning All!

    …better be a watertight bus!

  175. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:30 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Nice write ups on Big Daddy Mouse in SA today. Two very different perspectives from Tsai and Ferd.

    Speaking of Ferd… got too much time on your hands? Try singing “Ferd is the Word” to that old song “Bird is the Word” by the Trashmen. Hours of fun. 😆

  176. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:32 am

    Hey d1-
    Have you heard?
    Its about the Ferd
    and the Ferd is the word!

  177. d1島 June 26, 2010 6:33 am

    dat’s “ferd” to you and me DPK….



  178. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:36 am

    And now a word from our friends in “Futbol”:



  179. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:40 am

    *cues the vuvuzelas*

  180. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:42 am

    The text here is too small…
    makin’ me sleepy.
    Back to bed.

  181. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 6:46 am

    One last thing, because I have to make this joke just once:

    If Rolo stays in the booth and Coach Davis is on the sidelines, does that make him a “Field Mouse”? 😆 😆 😆 😆

  182. wafan June 26, 2010 6:57 am

    Funny, DPK!

    Good one.

  183. DIOGENES SINOPE June 26, 2010 7:09 am

    DPK – get back to the novel!!! 🙂

    Good morning good people!

  184. oldie June 26, 2010 7:22 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Can some smart IT expert tell me why my new iPhone keeps switching between mobile and full versions? My old one stayed in mobile mode.

    I prefer the mobile version. It loads faster, has decent size fonts, and numbers.

    Any help appreciated.

  185. oldie June 26, 2010 7:58 am

    Not sure if someone from Star AdvertiSer is making changes, but my iPad, which never went into mobile mode, keeps switching between the two modes, just like the phone.

  186. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 8:03 am

    Digenes –

    Its a screenplay, and yes. I gotta work on it today! 😉
    Thanks for the reminder.

  187. d1島 June 26, 2010 8:16 am

    GO U! S! A!

  188. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 8:19 am


    I would tell you about my “human vuvuzela” trick, but you prolly don’t want to know… 😆

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 8:24 am

    Alrighty, United States, time to get ‘er done!

  190. d1島 June 26, 2010 8:24 am




  191. Pride. June 26, 2010 8:24 am

    So where’s the “Big Bang Theory”?

  192. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 8:26 am

    Nuff said!

  193. d1島 June 26, 2010 8:33 am


  194. Slugger June 26, 2010 8:43 am

    Good morning!

  195. d1島 June 26, 2010 8:49 am

    Barely good, Slugger.

    An equalizer would make it great!

  196. d1島 June 26, 2010 8:56 am

    Can the US stop a counter? 👿

  197. Kazz June 26, 2010 9:07 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Nice write ups on Big Daddy Mouse in SA today. Two very different perspectives from Tsai and Ferd.

    Speaking of Ferd… got too much time on your hands? Try singing “Ferd is the Word” to that old song “Bird is the Word” by the Trashmen. Hours of fun.

    I’ve heard that if you listen to that “Bird is the Word” song consecutively for more than three times your nose starts bleeding and you start forming suicidal tendancies within 10 seconds.

  198. papajoe2 June 26, 2010 9:17 am

    numbers along with “the big bang theory” = ppfffffffftt

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 9:18 am


    Moderation is key, with adult supervision of course! 🙂

  200. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 9:19 am

    At least the U.S. is keeping it close. Ghana has some studs!
    U.S. has to maintain discipline and play their game.

  201. Slugger June 26, 2010 9:25 am

    Happy birthday to Jett Jasper!

  202. d1島 June 26, 2010 9:31 am

    Good start….keep up the pressure.

  203. Kazz June 26, 2010 9:31 am

    Wait, is that soccer thing still going on?

    Maybe I should try to watch it.

  204. d1島 June 26, 2010 9:32 am

    better defense

  205. d1島 June 26, 2010 9:44 am


  206. d1島 June 26, 2010 9:45 am


  207. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 9:46 am


  208. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 9:47 am

    Donovan strikes again!

  209. Slugger June 26, 2010 9:49 am

    My feet are moving watching soccer… come on USA!

  210. d1島 June 26, 2010 10:00 am

    Coulda used that one….

  211. d1島 June 26, 2010 10:06 am

    Dempsey should get a Tokuhon endorsement contract after this match…

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 10:29 am


  213. d1島 June 26, 2010 10:58 am

  214. Da Punchbowl Kid June 26, 2010 11:04 am

    Speak up d1, we can’t hear you!

  215. NYUH June 26, 2010 11:07 am

    Good game. Tough loss.

  216. d1島 June 26, 2010 11:07 am


    Nothing really to say…

  217. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 11:15 am

    umn.. so when does training camp begin?

  218. Jason June 26, 2010 11:18 am

    oldie: Same has happened to me on my iPod touch for a while now. Sometimes it loads the mobile version, but it usually loads the regular Web version. I too prefer the mobile version when using my iPod touch; if Scott eventually sets up each blog with the same infrastructure (including URL), that he also set them up so they have a strictly mobile-based Web page with its own direct URL.

  219. oldie June 26, 2010 11:49 am


    I agree. It would be great if Scott sets up a separate URL for mobile. I know there are other sites that do that. Sometimes I prefer the regular site, sometimes the mobile one.

  220. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 11:54 am

    Got to like this perspective of big games..

    “Germany hopes World Cup will help boost birthrate, beer sales”

  221. d1島 June 26, 2010 12:07 pm


    My understanding of the birth statistics in many EU countries is that it only includes “live births” and doesn’t factor in terminated pregnancies…

    …I wonder how many of the “celebratory” pregnancies will actually factor in to the hoped for bump in birth rate?

  222. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 12:17 pm


    I suppose much of that will depend on whom they were drinking “beer” with when they celebrated with their non-celibate actions, eh? Ah.. “to beer or not to beer…”

  223. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 12:19 pm

    Is this St’s day off? or is he just furloughing somewhere?

  224. jm2375 June 26, 2010 12:22 pm

    d1 – what you’re talking about is the pregnancy rate, which is different from the birth rate. Birth rate is generally defined as # births per 1000 population. Pregnancy rate is # pregnancies per 1000 population.

  225. d1島 June 26, 2010 12:54 pm


    What’s of concern to Germany, like other W. European countries is the birthrate. Among other things, easier access to contraceptives and more liberal attitudes to abortion have dropped their birthrates to unsustainable levels. Throw in easier migration since the EU and Germany will not look very “German” soon.

  226. wafan June 26, 2010 1:06 pm

    d1 . . .

    That was one of the topics my German exchange students always talked about. But, they also think it has to do with higher education, lowered economy, women marrying later in life, folks not wanting to put the time in to raise kids, a questionable future for their kids, wanting to enjoy themselves first (travel, materials, etc.), among other things.

  227. SteveM June 26, 2010 1:38 pm

    wafan Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    d1 . . .

    That was one of the topics my German exchange students always talked about. But, they also think it has to do with higher education, lowered economy, women marrying later in life, folks not wanting to put the time in to raise kids, a questionable future for their kids, wanting to enjoy themselves first (travel, materials, etc.), among other things.

    Hey, that’s me…lowered economy and everything! 😐

  228. greenthumb June 26, 2010 2:02 pm

    RainbowCliff, just caught up on my reading, and wanted to say that you are a great supporter of your school and a very good human being. I respect your comment about not posting specifics, so hopefully it is still okay to say that yes, Hawaii is very far away (geographically and lots of other ways) … but it could be the right place for a new future for teenagers. Isn’t it beautiful about how sports can be about so much more than just today’s game?

    Now, on a louder sporting note: Want your very own vuvuzela — there’s an app for that! Seriously. And it’s dog-approved, at least by our dog. Wonder how it would sound at BB games?

  229. NYUH June 26, 2010 2:13 pm

    The limbo of summer

  230. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 2:16 pm


    You said it… so many questions yet unanswered going into practice camp. Who will emerge as leaders. Who as the starting QB. Will we have DE’s that can penetrate and LBs’ that can stop the run? Will our O’line hold up long enough for Bradley to be a deep threat? Will we be better in the Red Zone?

  231. NYUH June 26, 2010 3:00 pm


    Good questions. I would hate this great receiving corp to go to waste! Will Moniz regain his mana? Will our RBs be a real threat? Will our punter step up? Is the secondary going to live up to the hype?

  232. madeinhawaii June 26, 2010 3:06 pm

    new post is up…

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