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In addition to Steven Lakalaka, the immediate replacement for injured Joey Iosefa, Dominique Small and Justin Vele are expected to get upgraded workloads at running back.

Vele, who was recruited as a linebacker, has made steady growth at the do-everything position known as F. He can play tight end, H-back and fullback. Vele is an aggressive blocker who also is efficient catching swing passes. And, as coach Norm Chow noted, Vele “is a Farrington guy. … Farrington breeds tough guys.”


  1. 3-Prong September 9, 2014 5:53 am

    Good Morning

  2. postmanke September 9, 2014 6:09 am

    Love backs that are versatile. Let em loose!

  3. 3-Prong September 9, 2014 6:16 am

    ST, posting the direct link helps getting to the new one. Thanks.

  4. pollypicador September 9, 2014 6:23 am

    Here I am eagerly looking for a big piece of cake to eat this morning and instead I find pocket bread. Never mind.

    Does somebody in the know have the answer as to why the team wore no player names on the back of their jerseys for the OSU game? I would be interested in Chow’s reasoning behind this. To me it would seem that if there’s no valid reason then why does Chow do this? Why mess with the emotion and psyche of his players? From what I see it’s take the name off, put the name back on…the next week it might be IMUA, or mauka or makai. What is going on?

  5. Shoko September 9, 2014 6:32 am

    As it was mentioned during Chow’s first year, the concept of not having names on the back of the jerseys is promote unity and teamwork. Other college head coaches across the nation have done this in the past.

  6. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 6:35 am


  7. boolakanaka September 9, 2014 6:51 am

    Aloha all! My prediction UH 31–NIU 17

  8. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 6:53 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Thank you for posting the link to this page! So very easy to click and go!

    Thank you for posting my picks each week!


  9. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 6:59 am

    Yep, guess we’ll just have to memorize the player’s numbas – Great exercise for da memory! 😀

    Still saying healing prayers for the Warriors! Great that our depth chart will take over! GO WARRIORS! :mrgreen:

  10. Wes'side Warrior September 9, 2014 7:00 am

    Morning, Gang!

    Hope to see the ban-hammer come out a bit more frequently! Hahaha! Some trolls really deserve one big whack!

    Anyways, looking forward to developments as far as injury-replacements. Gotta make the most of your opportunities, Warriors!

    Heal up good and quick!

  11. postmanke September 9, 2014 7:02 am

    Would love to see more of Vele in a fast paced offense. Guys who can pick up the blitz, run down field make the blocks (punish the db’s) make catches from the backfield, etc.. All the overlooked tasks that makes a huge difference in sustaining drives. Doesn’t need to be the “feature” player. Nice to go under the radar and be unassuming and light up the dirty work. Look forward to him playing more.

  12. islandman September 9, 2014 7:06 am

    Someone in the previous day’s blog, said bring back Jones. Does he realize how SMU was blown out in the last two games with little offense, 45-0, 43-6, 67 and 274 yards respectively, not too bad the last one, but only one TD. The first one was against Baylor though.

  13. Wes'side Warrior September 9, 2014 7:09 am

    Oh yeah, and someone was asking yesterday about healing time required of a broken ankle…

    I broke my left ankle while playing football in high school… during fall camp. I missed the whole season. As many of you know, I broke a bone in the middle of my left foot about a year ago. Had surgery on it to put two screws in, back in February. Had them removed in August… still walking gingerly on it today. Of course, I am not in as good a shape as my younger years, or even my Army years. But I am not totally inactive either. Four to six weeks to get back to playing… especially with the amount of weight and abuse an ankle takes on the field? That would be amazing if it happened. Then again, there’s probably treatments available to athletes that we don’t know about as regular every day patients, without the need for accelerated recovery.

    Just my two cents… no get all nuha if you one expert… jus’ saying…

  14. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 7:17 am

    Shoko⁠ September 9, 2014 at 6:32 am⁠

    As it was mentioned during Chow’s first year, the concept of not having names on the back of the jerseys is promote unity and teamwork.

    Perhaps Chow saw the folly of the following jerseys standing next to each other:

    [45] Weese
    [25] Small
    [23] Maggitt

    Just some Tuesday funnies. “Is it Saturday yet?” Mmmph.

  15. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 7:18 am

    Today we have a new sign-on waiver.

    Great reminder for our comments.

    With that said, I apologize for my recent comments and I’m sorry for offending and/or embarassing any one here 🙁 As d1shima reminded me, we’re here to have F-U-N, and enjoy our Warriors and our new season – thanks, dude! 🙂 I promise to be more conscious of my comments and stay focused to keep positive going forth. Thank you, Tsai-kos, for being here each and every day in support of our Warrior Team 😀

  16. tom-warriornation September 9, 2014 7:18 am

    Not too late to join 100-300 Hawaii fans at the road games at Colorado, Rice, SDSU, SJSU & Fresno sitting mostly at the 50 yard line right behind our Warrior bench–see them do the haka up close! Our team needs you there!

  17. tom-warriornation September 9, 2014 7:20 am

    yes, we need more swing passes to slow down their pass rush (like NFL teams do)!

  18. postmanke September 9, 2014 7:24 am

    just wondering with Joey out who is being asked to take over the leadership role on offense?

  19. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 7:31 am

    Well, we’ve made *a* list and got props for last season. I’m looking forward to seeing even greater, more exciting plays from our beloved Warriors!!


    Happy wonderful Tuesday! 😀

  20. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 7:43 am

    ST, wouldn’t it make sense to give Shawley reps at OLB? I know there will be a small learning curve but speed is definitely not a issue for him. That guy chased the OSU RB about 20 yards down field for a tackle this past week. I think he would be a huge asset off the edge vs run and pass. Might not be able to ask him to cover this soon yet but that’s not a big deal to me if he can hit the QB or set the edge on runs.

  21. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 8:02 am

    UHfan808 September 9, 2014 at 7:31 am
    Well, we’ve made *a* list and got props for last season. I’m looking forward to seeing even greater, more exciting plays from our beloved Warriors!!

    . . .

    Happy wonderful Tuesday!

    Notice? Two other ex-WACers in that list (Tulane and UNLV). One good thing about that list — they call UH “Warriors” and not “rainbow warriors” (which is Greenpeace and a race car racer).

    Hope a Grease’s Saturday prediction is wrong (re: Pomai’s list).

  22. Ipu Man September 9, 2014 8:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and aio. “We Get’em!”
    Bows 28 NIU 14

  23. tom September 9, 2014 8:16 am


    In view of the participation notice, if in the past, if I failed to insult you, I apologize for the oversight! 🙂

  24. Pomaikaikeolahou September 9, 2014 8:20 am

    Thanks for the morning laugh Mr. Mui…..

  25. Pomaikaikeolahou September 9, 2014 8:20 am

    Good Morning:

    UH vs Northern Iowa
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  26. Always A UH Fan September 9, 2014 8:28 am

    I don’t believe the players really care if their names are on the back of their jersey or not. It doesn’t make them play any harder if they have their names on the back of their jersey. I believe they feel it is more important having the name on front of the jersey that say, “HAWAI’I”.

    As of Joey, if he has a fractured ankle, then it could take about 6-8 weeks. I had a fractured ankle (not the same as a broken ankle) and it took about that time before my doctor allowed me to play (it was baseball season). Two months later, I was playing football with no side effect.

    Anyway, looking to a “cooler” Saturday game. GO WARRIORS!!!

  27. hatakeman September 9, 2014 8:29 am

    Anxious to see what new running plays are added for this week’s game.

  28. Tempmanoa September 9, 2014 8:30 am

    My orthopedist told me that 4 to 6 weeks is about when you can run and put weight on the ankle assuming a clean break not requiring surgery and pinning. If he is in a cast– not likely to play in 4-6 weeks either.

  29. Shoko September 9, 2014 8:38 am

    New Apple Watch: “For maps, the Apple Watch gives vibrating feedback that tells you when to make the turn when using walking directions.”

    Is technology getting smarter or are humans just getting lazier and dumber?

  30. NorthShoreFan September 9, 2014 8:40 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    good idea to have terms of service but should be plain common courtesy that you treat people with Aloha.
    Anyhoo, busy week for the WARRIORS. Everyone has to step up a notch or two.
    Joey’s timetable seem a bit optimistic but I don’t discount the desire, hard work and determination of these young men…IMUA WARRIORS!

  31. NorthShoreFan September 9, 2014 8:43 am

    Shoko…both…tech is a wonderful thing but it can make you lazy.

    btw…anyone knows how to cook rice on the campfire?

  32. Old Diver September 9, 2014 9:14 am


    What you say makes sense. I believe 4 to 6 weeks is the healing time. Full recovery is more like 2.5 to 3 months.

  33. Old Diver September 9, 2014 9:19 am

    I would like to see the names on the jerseys but my main concern is I have a lot of difficulty reading the numbers on the jerseys. After every play my main question is who was that? I think the connection the players used to have with the fans has been greatly diminished.

  34. FC Warrior September 9, 2014 9:26 am

    My gut tells me we will be pleasantly surprise with the back-up running backs. They will perform well beyond our expectations, mark my words.

  35. Andrew September 9, 2014 9:29 am


    Tulane was never in the WAC. You might be thinking of Tulsa

  36. eMpTy September 9, 2014 9:39 am

    UH 35 NIU 17
    Back to lurking.

  37. Pat Hunter-Williams September 9, 2014 9:41 am

    Aloha all! Long time no “see”. Prayers for our injured student- athletes and a little plug to encourage people to participate in the “We Get ‘Em” fundraising campaign for the sole purpose of supporting our UH kids- our student-athletes. Search for their web site which is now up and running and able to take online donations. Mailing in a check is also an option.

    Wanted to also, if I may, call your attention to another wonderfully written Michael Tsai addition to his “Incidental Lives” column today. The featured person is my niece, Minette, who suffered heart failure and a seizure on the last day of school in May, and then had a stroke about two weeks ago. We are again trying to get her to the Cleveland Clinic for evaluation and testing to – hopefully and prayerfully – be included on a heart transplant list. She chose Cleveland because her brother, Keoki, lives there. Some if you pro soccer fans may remember him- George Fernandez- who played for San Diego and other teams and was an MVP.

    Your collective prayers for Minette are welcomed and appreciated.
    #GoWarriors! #LetsGoBows!

  38. Andrew September 9, 2014 9:43 am

    UH 35
    NIU 24

  39. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 9:45 am

    Andrew September 9, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Tulane was never in the WAC. You might be thinking of Tulsa

    A Grease stands corrected. Thank you, Andrew.

  40. Pat Hunter-Williams September 9, 2014 9:45 am

    Oops- formerly posted as “I Believe”…and loving new format of blog- especially countdown clock at the top (but miss the former day’s blog title with back button/arrow at top)!

  41. boolakanaka September 9, 2014 9:48 am

    You know we got one cool tradewinds at our back, when Fei Jai is putting up a W for the bows. Imua!

  42. Shoko September 9, 2014 10:01 am

    I thought the 4-6 weeks included the rehab time. I would think the rehab time would also depend on the severity of the fracture.

  43. 310Braddah September 9, 2014 10:04 am

    Normally bone takes 6-8 weeks healing time to be clinically healed on x-ray. Add to that rehab time to restore range of motion, strength, and balance/proprioception. Plus time to adjust to sports specific stresses and demands. 4-6 weeks is very optimistic for Joey to return.

  44. Shoko September 9, 2014 10:08 am

    What’s a realistic time frame for Joey’s return?

    6-8 weeks?

  45. Fan4Ever September 9, 2014 10:39 am

    Sending healing thoughts to Joey and Jerrol. Heal up Warriors. Stay positive.

    Anyone know what is happening with Punahou alum Ryan Tuiasoa? Heard he transferred to UH but not sure if he is eligible to play this year.

    Team has improved greatly this year – Chow and Co. will turn us around. Fans need to turn out for the game on Saturday. The players need to know Hawaii is behind them.

    Go Warriors!

  46. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 10:42 am

    Shoko September 9, 2014 at 10:08 am
    What’s a realistic time frame for Joey’s return?

    6-8 weeks?

    They should just let him retire already. He gets hurt too quickly. He himself should think of something else to go into — injuries are NOT going to get lessened in the NFL, obviously. 6-8 weeks; too long.

  47. nutmegger September 9, 2014 10:58 am

    Healing time is dependent on many factors. How much load the bone is carrying. If the bone was cracked or completely broken. How the patient cares for the injury.

    Hopefully Joey will be honest with the doctors and let them know if he is experiencing any pain or discomfort. He would slow the whole healing process if he stressed the injury too soon.

    I’m no doctor, but I broke plenty of bones as a kid – arm, wrist, shin, foot. As a kid, 6 weeks was when the cast usually came off, but the muscles had atrophied so much it took another couple of weeks for the full strength to return.

  48. A-House September 9, 2014 10:58 am

    WOW, we now have a “disclaimer” to this blog!!!

    NSF – take one old pot (cause going get all black) — pour in rice — wash till most of cloudy water gone – level rice in pot – fill water to “first joint of middle finger” plus a smidg – once starts to boil – move to a warmer heat until all water gone – move to the LEAST heated area of fire and let sit for 15-20 minutes – remove pot from “fire pit” – let stand for another 15 minutes – then, mix/mazeru rice – all rice stuck to bottom of pot belongs to me – dampen hands, add a little salt, make “koge” mushubi.

    ho, ho, brok da mauth!!!!!!

  49. mctruck September 9, 2014 11:11 am

    I was wondering bout Joey’s previous injuries?, wasn’t it leg/feet injuries?
    Hard luck; and I agree with how very tricky those kind of injuries can be, especially for an RB. Good try Joey, better to be healthy.

  50. Shoko September 9, 2014 11:15 am

    I heard that if you soak the rice for a period of time before cooking, there is less burning on the bottom of the pot. Initially bring to boil without lid then readjust grill just enough where the rice is slightly bubbling. Close the lid and cook for 30-45 minutes then remove from heat and let stand for another 25 minutes.

  51. Numbah1stunna September 9, 2014 11:17 am

    As much as the thought of having justin vele gain 3 yards on a swing pass is., could we possibly try to get our playmakers such as St. Juste the ball in open space? Or maybe that is asking too much… I dunno

  52. Kapahulu September 9, 2014 11:24 am

    With Joey Iosefa out with an injury, I wish they would give Penitito Faalologo an oppurtunity at Running Back. I think he spent some time there training previously and was a devastating runner. We need another power back.

  53. hatakeman September 9, 2014 12:02 pm

    Just my opinion but I like having players’ names on the back of their jerseys. I think families of players are proud to see their names for all to see.

  54. SC September 9, 2014 12:06 pm

    Didn’t Joey Iosefa break the right ankle last season
    or the season before?

    Northern Iowa is a decent football team. My prediction Northern
    Iowa 28-Hawaii 24.

  55. Andrew September 9, 2014 12:11 pm

    This week is a definite must win game. I know it’s very early in the season, but I think losing this game would start a snow ball effect for the rest of the season. Losing three in a row early can be very demoralizing to the team, not to mention one of them being an FCS team (I know NIU is a good team, but c’mon FCS is FCS).

  56. Warrior Dave September 9, 2014 12:12 pm

    I too often ask, who made the play? Easier for me to read the name on the jersey verses the number of the player. Must be old age.

  57. Whats Up September 9, 2014 12:16 pm

    Kapahulu, I like the idea of moving Penitito Faalologo back to RB/FB position he would bruise ’em.

    Jezzy33, I also like the idea of moving Luke Shawley to outside LB the man is a athletic beast with SEC big man speed. You know last year a lot of folks were raving over JC recruit Julian Gener as a beast at LB which was true. But you and I were the only ones praising JC recruit LB Tevita Lataimua as a beast as well. And once Chow finally put Tevita on the field with the game lights on he turn into a LB monster late last season.

    I still think that JC recruit WR Terrance Polk who didn’t make it to Hawaii last season would have the speed burner deep threat Hawaii needed. Oh well?

  58. Haleakala September 9, 2014 12:37 pm

    We’re here to talk about Warrior football but also to have fun!

    I like that.

  59. bowwar September 9, 2014 12:39 pm

    I’d like to see Daniel Lewis be added to the RB rotation…We have alot of safeties available, but the RB position is a bit thin. I noticed that Sainte Juste is a bit “dinged-up”, so it may be left up to Smalls and Lakalaka to carry the load against NIU.

  60. al September 9, 2014 12:40 pm

    how much longer will it take to have darrian josey and don’yeh patterson come off the redshirt status?

    would jamie tago and ben fonua be considered as big rbs?
    too bad mike andrade is no longer on the roster.

  61. Shoko September 9, 2014 12:49 pm

    Chow’s weekly press conference and tidbit on Lakalaka and Northern Iowa.!/watch-live#6530

  62. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 12:54 pm

    50. You have good memory… Lot of fans pay attention to stats too much. But Lataimua def had speed we needed once Gener went down last year. Nelson and Trayvon are the new studs on this defense. Nelson needs to be starting over Maggitt ASAP.

  63. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 12:57 pm

    53. I think those guys need to redshirt. If they were anywhere close to ready, they would be playing. I want to see Barker work in the slot to give us a TE type target. Nothing against Donnie King but he’s only 5-8?? And Woolsey isn’t the most accurate QB. I think it helps Woolsey over the middle throwing to a 6-4 target that has a physical presence.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Salanoa Wily gets in top shape and turns into a Iosefa type RB.

  64. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 12:58 pm

    Although I’m thinking outside the box on that Wily comment. He is a very good DE so not sure we want to make that move.

  65. al September 9, 2014 1:01 pm

    jeezy…they are thin in stature, however, one or two more injuries and where once was so much depth now there is little or none.

    bad move of kwamane bowens’ part. he’d be starting right now.
    Kirkwood, well he went home to take care of family matters, very honorable decision.

  66. al September 9, 2014 1:02 pm

    of = on

  67. bowwar September 9, 2014 1:15 pm

    #53: I agree with you Al that Josey and Patterson won’t be any good sitting out a Redshirt year when they could be used on the playing field. These kids didn’t come to Hawaii to sit, but to contribute. I think Josey would be immediately an asset for KR and Patterson wasn’t “shaby” when I watched him catching in practice.

  68. bowwar September 9, 2014 1:17 pm

    Also correct about Bowens, except that I think he may have been an academic casualty even if he decided to stay…Kirkwood was a huge loss, but you gotta do what you gotta do…

  69. bowwar September 9, 2014 1:22 pm

    Jeezy: It makes sense to use Barker as a tall slot receiver rather than have him sit on the bench. Having taller slots was an advantage for Salas when he played here and will give Woolsey a bigger/faster target. I also think we are not using the tight ends for short routes or for safety valves.

    Also, Chow should seriously look at using the shovel-pass as a means of negating the pass rush and to open some space for the running backs.

  70. Bryson September 9, 2014 1:37 pm

    I would like to see Jerell Jackson get a shot at wr…

  71. Bryson September 9, 2014 1:47 pm

    Like I said the other day what is the point of red shirting players who could help immediately in area’s that we are obviously deficient in…We need to win and we need to win now…

  72. JustinLurkin September 9, 2014 1:51 pm

    I don’t know if Joey Iosefa has a redshirt year to use. But if he does, for his future, the coaches should consider using it and converting him to a LB next year and use him as UCLA uses that guy (I forget his name) who is primarily a LB but a RB on crucial running plays. I’m thinking Joey has a been shot at making the NFL, as a LB—although it may be too late now.

  73. Inyoface September 9, 2014 1:59 pm

    Is Muir starting at Baylor?

  74. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 2:04 pm

    60. There is a reason Patterson and Josey aren’t playing…… And it is most likely because they aren’t ready physically, fundamentally, and haven’t grasped the playbook yet. Stubblefield was going to be a starter so its obvious the coaches don’t care if you are a FR or not. If injuries do occur, I’m sure those 2 might get an opportunity. But as of right now, those guys are still behind Barker, King, Ewaliko, and Packer so you’re not going to waste a redshirt on a 3rd string guy.

  75. jeezy33 September 9, 2014 2:07 pm

    I think we need to focus on the 2 biggest issues so far…
    1. QB inefficiency. Woolsey needs to be a lot more accurate. 20-50 isn’t going to cut it. He had time to throw, and missed bad on WRS. So I wouldn’t blame the WRs when they did get open but Woolsey was just off.

    2. Pass rush. We look solid against the run. But we must be able to rush the passer. Shawley on the edge could help. He is fast and relentless and Coach Clune needs to utilize that somehow.

  76. kawika49 September 9, 2014 2:20 pm

    A flea flicker, would be nice.

  77. leron September 9, 2014 2:48 pm

    David Manoa took a few snaps this last game at TE. Just off injury, wonder how he can contribute to the passing game.

  78. SteveM September 9, 2014 3:15 pm

    I just noticed that the UH athletics site now has the UH-Colorado road game at noon MT… that’s 8:00 am Hawaii time.

    If you are planning to attend a UH football road game this year, please post here and/or email me. The list of other attendees (who want to be seen anyway) and the possible get-together logistics is at:

    If I have your email, I will attempt to gather everyone in a group mailing about a week before the game. You can optionally share more info there and make met-up plans.

  79. hatakeman September 9, 2014 3:17 pm

    iyf, Miur is starting at left guard. The guy he beat out is 6-8/420.

  80. islandman September 9, 2014 3:29 pm

    Try Higgins at QB, like he almost got in the last game.

  81. bowwar September 9, 2014 3:47 pm

    Based on my FB practice observations, I was surprised how weak Higgins’ arm is…I’m sure he’s a good game manager, but without the strong arm, the defense will play in and limit the offense. We probably have a better chance with Graham if we decide to sit Woolsey. As Jeezy indicated earlier, 20 for 50 is absolutely unacceptable. It’s too bad Reilly or the other QB has not shown any potential to move up the ladder.

    If we can just get through this year with a winning record, we’ve got Wittek for next year and our offense should be better.

  82. bowwar September 9, 2014 3:49 pm

    As much as I criticize Chow, I’d like nothing more than to see the team win this year and enable him to return for another year. However, if the team continues to lose, I truly think he needs to be replaced…

  83. bowwar September 9, 2014 3:52 pm

    Just wondering…Why didn’t BJ run onto the field and talk to the referees like Pat Haden did at the recent USC game…Yeah, I know, he probably can’t afford the $25,000 fine…lol

  84. Shoko September 9, 2014 3:55 pm

    Not sure what kind of game plan Chow has in mind, but I hope Clune has a plan to compensate for any struggles on offense.

  85. tempmanoa September 9, 2014 3:57 pm

    Muir moved from starting left tackle for us as a freshman to starting left guard at Baylor. By all accounts– including Chow and Tomey– one of the best offensive linemen we have ever had and possibly the most talented player on our team in 2012. A shock that he transferred– he was not happy here, and he also wanted to play with his brother. Tough one to lose.

  86. Andrew September 9, 2014 4:04 pm


    I really hope Chow succeeds as well. While many would be happy that he is gone, I don’t think they realize what an effect that would have on recruiting. I’m sure that many came to Hawaii for Chow, including Zwahlen. Criticize him all you want, but recruiting has improved a lot since he got here.

  87. Abunai September 9, 2014 4:04 pm

    I’ve been saying this all along… They should put Pedroza in the slot and utilize him and take advantage off that… On the outside use a freshman with speed.. Or like Jezzy said put Barker in the slot and the two outs would be Pedroza and kemp. That would open up the running lanes if the QB can get the ball to them.

  88. Jiminy Crickett September 9, 2014 4:13 pm

    Muir is starting at Baylor, #10 in nation. He will be playing on Sundays.
    Trevor Davis is starting at WR at Cal. He caught a 74 yard touchdown bomb in his first game at Northwestern and he is the kickoff returner. He has the deep speed UH is missing.

    Too bad Chow ran them out of town.

    Oh yeah, the JC LB Mcmackin recruited and who committed to Hawaii before Mac was fired eventually went to Baylor and lead the team in tackles last year.

    What’s my point? Chow had talent when he took over, but he cannot relate to players. JJ had talent when he took over UH and knew how to inspire players and the rest is history.

    Waiting for JJ to come home.

  89. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 4:14 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsai-kos!

    14 & 21 CG: Boy, you can be funnie teehee dry humor is my fav lol :crazy:

    Posted today 9/9 at UH Athletics:

  90. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 4:15 pm

    Farrington High School graduation 2010. He is 21 or 22 years of age at present and on the UH football team. This would be his big shot at making his name known with the likes of his other fellow compatriots on the OIA league of O’ahu. Not much is said of him, other than a few pictures on the internet with his name on it and a few football high school pictures of the Farrington Governors.

  91. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 4:15 pm

    Loving the talk about who can and could do what.

    I feel inspired 😀

  92. Z September 9, 2014 4:38 pm

    Speed is good to have but you can be successful without it. Eastern Washington top receiver runs 4.6 but had 145 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns against Washington. He also was the winner of the Jerry Rice Award last year. But then EW has a qb who can toss the coconut.

  93. UHfan808 September 9, 2014 4:40 pm

    90 Tiki808:

    I going pull out my Aloha Stadium program to look that one up when I get home 😀

  94. Shoko September 9, 2014 4:43 pm

    Brief description of UNI’s travel plans to Hawaii. They arrive on Wednesday in two groups.

  95. Shoko September 9, 2014 4:49 pm

    Video of UNI’s head coach, Mark Farley commenting about Hawaii’s offense.

  96. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 5:09 pm

    Thanks for that information, Shoko.

    A Grease’ll say it first — if Warriors make it to, at least, Hawaii Bowl and Chow gets to stay on past this year . . . have a feeling Jones will be asked to be honarary team Capt. Not that he’d take it up 😉 .

  97. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 5:16 pm

    They force people to look at flyers and for jersey numbers during game time, while sitting in the stands at Aloha Stadium and on the large screen TV on the North End Zone section. It prohibits teams from exploiting a player for their own games and using it for monetary gains. Ask Norm Chow, he might explain this idea to anyone.

  98. mo808 September 9, 2014 5:21 pm

    Good Tuesday Evening Greetings!

    This weeks game gonna be awesome! The RB Warriors will be victorious! Cheehoo!

    G O B O W S !!!

  99. southendzone September 9, 2014 5:36 pm

    Could be.

  100. BigWave96744 September 9, 2014 6:22 pm

    This was probably something that added to JJ’s health problems

  101. Z September 9, 2014 6:47 pm

    I remember reading a SMU fan saying that they started losing after Adrian Klem left.

  102. gobows September 9, 2014 6:53 pm

    31-24…lets hope the game manager shows up this week.

  103. Chicken Grease September 9, 2014 6:57 pm

    BigWave96744⁠ September 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm⁠

    This was probably something that added to JJ’s health problems

    Thanks for this, BW96744. I’d be sick, too, if Tex A&M were coming to town after those two big lossesn yuk yuks. Or he he could’ve gave himself one last big game . . . maybe pull off an upset.

  104. BigWave96744 September 9, 2014 6:58 pm

    Z, #100, yes SMU’s Oline has been really bad.
    Surprising JJ was never able to get some big Polynesian boys from Samoa, Hawaii or near by Euless Trinity

  105. BigWave96744 September 9, 2014 7:01 pm

    The way A&M is playing, they would love to outshine Baylor and probably would have laid 60+ on SMU. Then the next week the mustangs would have to recover with a game against TCU. That would give anyone ulcers

  106. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 7:04 pm

    Justin Vele and UH football 2010; He will be an immediate use for UH as a running back. There is no statistics of him yet, but in 2012 and 2014, it showed 0 numbers for him. He is 6-1 in height and so whatever reason for why they held out on using him, it must have been for reasons of not good enough yet to play on a college level. His OIA playing days of the Farrington Governors football team was seen as a smaller player, so he grew 3 more inches since his sophomore year in high school. Which may be the reason why he waited to play this long. At age 23 by his senior year, he would have only played 9 + 12 = 21 games for UH. This might not be a factor for NFL, but it might be a factor as to why he is still playing. There will be no award ceremony for him, seeing how he did not complete the necessary years and games of play to accomplish this feat for a graduation participantion. This should have been on his mind by now, in case he is considering it, you can rule graduation out at UH and his football career.

  107. kahuna September 9, 2014 7:26 pm

    I don’t think Penitito would make a good running back anymore. He put on too much weight in order to fit in at NG. His physique is also not made for a RB. Short arms….stocky….big bellied. Probably prone to fumble since he was never a ball carrier.

    Would make a good blocking back for Woolsey but not skilled enough to carry the ball without fumbling.

    I like the idea of moving Moleni into the backfield during Max protection and going with another slot instead of a TE.

  108. NorthShoreFan September 9, 2014 7:33 pm

    A-House…good one!…not too many peeps know how to cook rice over open flame or on the stove. I usually intentionally do the burn to get the koge rice. Musubi or chazuke with that part is guud!

  109. Z September 9, 2014 7:37 pm

    I think Justin was about 5’9″, 145 lbs soph in high school. He was one I kept my eye on and was amazed watching him grow. I was disappointed when they moved him to the offense. He has always played defense. IMO one of the better OLBs to come out of Farrington.

  110. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 7:52 pm

    Off the topic on UH football, but close. Does anyone remember what year did St. Louis Crusaders win the state title over Waianae Seasiders? State champions, and Who was the winning QB for St. Louis Crusaders in this year? Michael Carter was the QB at UH this year when they played with former Denver Broncos linemen, and they went to the WAC finals this year to win the WAC title. Who are they? and what year?

  111. 4-Prong September 9, 2014 8:01 pm

    I’m mostly ambivalent about june jones possibly coaching at UH again, but for the people who are like “the run and shoot is no longer relevant and the game has passed june jones by,” if the triple option still works in college football, then i dont’ see why the run and shoot still can’t too.

  112. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 8:21 pm

    Hint: Roosevelt Rough Riders QB starting OIA in that year was a 5-10 QB 215 ibs. slugger. Do you remember him? He knew them. His brother went nationals to back him up that year senior at 5-9 1/2 inches. Do you know them? They’re Waikiki’s favorite and HHSAA fans and UH fans for life on football. Really?

  113. kev-1 September 9, 2014 9:25 pm

    Wow Tiki . . . you make um hard! Back in the day, seemed like Saint Louis vs. Waianae every year in the Prep Bowl.

  114. Pomaikaikeolahou September 9, 2014 9:32 pm

    Good Night:

    UH vs Northern Iowa
    21    –    10    iwonderwhytheyhateme
    24    –    31    Chicken Grease
    24    –    10    bowwar
    24    –    28    SC
    27    –    24    3-Prong
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    10    kawika49
    28    –    21    Fei Jai
    28    –    14    Ipu Man
    31    –    30    Whats Up
    31    –    28    C-Pop
    31    –    17    boolakanaka
    34    –    17    akuhead2
    35    –    21    Lawaia
    35    –    17    eMpTy
    35    –    24    Andrew
    37    –    24    Haleakala
    38    –    24    hatakeman
    38    –    21    wafan
    38    –    28    Glenn
    40    –    28    UHfan808
    42    –    07    kev-1
    42    –    17    mo808
    45    –    21    oldtimer808
    49    –    28    TChahng
    56    –    14    d1shima

  115. kev-1 September 9, 2014 9:33 pm

    1992 Joe Correia?

  116. J.V. Sr. September 9, 2014 9:42 pm

    #105 Tiki808,,

    My son Vele was 6’0 215lbs as a sophomore in high school and a 3 year starter at OLB for the Govs. Not sure if 6’0 is small to you but I’m 6’2 35 lbs more bounce to the ounce and that’s what counts. Not quite sure where you got 3 inches from. He doesn’t have much college statistics due and injury last season and minimum opportunities at what ever position he’s assigned too, just the same as others on the team. That doesn’t make him less of an athlete. Every opportunity he gets is an opportunity to make something happen and I’m hoping that’s the case.

    As for graduation at UH, not sure where your getting your info from but your invited next year when he’s awarded his bachelor’s degree in family resources and walk with his fellow teammates and students down the walk way to success. Btw, he’s also planning to take his masters. Don’t hate bro, congratulate, support and carry on. Smh.

  117. J.V. Sr. September 9, 2014 9:44 pm

    Oops I ment 365lbs. lol

  118. Tiki808 September 9, 2014 9:45 pm

    My cousin in Honolulu used to know them. Mano Salcur 5-10 and Glenn Salcur 5-9 1/2 tall 1992 Roosevelt Rough Riders. My cousin’s friend, the girl friend used to work with the 2 here at MOP many years after 1998 in Waikiki. My cousin’s girlfriend name was Jaime Nakamura, who knew these 2 football player. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1994. Do you know the QB then? My cousin went to high school in Pearl City in 1992. St. Louis Crusaders QB 1992?

  119. kapakahi September 9, 2014 9:49 pm

    #103. BigWave,

    JJ was able to land these current Mustang players that UH was also recruiting….

  120. kapakahi September 9, 2014 9:50 pm

    Joel Lane?

  121. Bryson September 9, 2014 10:06 pm

    John Hao? Ma’a Tanuvasa?

  122. Warrior September 9, 2014 10:07 pm

    UH 35 NI 21

  123. Bryson September 9, 2014 10:07 pm

    The year would be 1992

  124. cocobean September 9, 2014 10:09 pm

    Andrew Kamanao – RHS , Joel Lane SLHS

  125. cocobean September 9, 2014 10:18 pm

    Kinda wondering why some posts must await moderation.

    Posted Andrew Kamanao – RHS , Joel Lane – SLHS and reposne was your comment is awaiting moderation.

  126. pollypicador September 10, 2014 1:14 am

    During the OSU game Chow was bemoaning the officiating.

    He has every right.

    He was described by readers of this blog as yelling at the officials on the sidelines.

    Again he has every right.

    Readers collaborated that the calls against UH were very bad.

    This probably explains why Chow was livid on the sideline.

    Chow did the right thing during the game. He needed to have his protest heard, so that the officiating is not one sided against his team.

    Following the game, though, how come we don’t (see or) read about Chow and the AD filing a complaint with the NCAA about the bad calls. Wouldn’t that make sense? Wouldn’t that start the ball rolling where somebody at the top looks at the poor officiating and weeds out the bad officials?

    The integrity of the game needs the head coaches and AD’s to blow the whistle about the bad officiating, so that the ones at the very top (league office, NCAA) make improvements.

  127. AlaWai September 10, 2014 1:15 am

    Hawaii 23 – NI 14

  128. Hank September 10, 2014 6:33 am

    #116 J.V.Sr…Thank you for setting it straight. Personally, I hoped that he would stay at linebacker. GL to Jr.

  129. 3-Prong September 10, 2014 6:34 am

    It don’t get any easier for JJ’s old team. Next up Texas A&M on 9/20. Yikes.

  130. Stephen Tsai September 10, 2014 6:49 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
    New post is up.
    Here’s the link:

  131. mctruck September 10, 2014 1:44 pm

    Now when Lakalaka scores, the fans can chant, Boom Lakalaka.

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