Numbers game

Head coach Norm Chow is using the next few days to craft the roster for training camp, which opens Aug. 1.

The NCAA caps training-camp rosters at 105 players. Chow said he would like to have 102 players in camp. He said he will add eight to 10 more players on Aug. 22, the first day of UH’s fall semester, when rosters are permitted to expand.

The tentative roster includes wide receiver Pi‘i Minns, who also is a member of the UH basketball team.

The Warriors still have a couple of scholarships available.

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It’s always a good thing for a player to have his picture in the bio section. There’s a nice picture of former UH defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, although on the Bengals’ roster his first name is misspelled “Vaughan.”


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Former UH offensive lineman Austin Hansen should learn soon whether he will be invited to the Philadelphia Eagles’ upcoming OTA. Hansen had a tryout at the Eagles’ rookie mini-camp this past weekend.


  1. duffer May 14, 2012 6:29 am

    Good Morning TSAIKOS!!!

  2. graham May 14, 2012 6:31 am


  3. polywarrior4life May 14, 2012 6:34 am

    #3 or #4

    I think? Good morning mates!

  4. polywarrior4life May 14, 2012 6:36 am

    Chop! Chop! Can’t wait till all is revealed. Yezzer…..

  5. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 6:42 am

    Is it September yet?

  6. Ken Jones May 14, 2012 6:47 am

    @ Polywarrior4life, when will we see a tentative roster?

  7. Naks8 May 14, 2012 6:49 am

    Exciting time for warrior football.

  8. sports for fun May 14, 2012 7:17 am

    Spammin’ goin’ on!!

  9. sports for fun May 14, 2012 7:19 am

    Bystanders capture robbery suspect at Ward complex

    Big mahalo to those who decided to help and not just watch!!

  10. sports for fun May 14, 2012 7:20 am

    The football pay-per-view package doesn’t look like it will be worth the bucks. 🙁

  11. jm2375 May 14, 2012 8:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Is it September yet? I’m ready for some football (and Tsaiko-gates)!


    GO BOWS!


  12. Da Punchbowl Kid May 14, 2012 8:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Go Wahine!!!

    No foget foa vote li’ dat!

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid May 14, 2012 8:21 am

    Lots o’ work to be done between now and the SC game. Hope errybody givin’ erryting dey got!

  14. tommui May 14, 2012 8:26 am


    Thanks for the reminder DPK to vote. Noticed that Ms Arioto (Cal) is getting some more votes and raising in the percentages.

    So VOTE!

  15. Last Call May 14, 2012 8:33 am

    Allegiant to begin Colorado-Las Vegas-Hawaii flights

    What I would like

    Oakland & Sac – To avoid SFO

    Orange County,CA.To avoid LAX.This is where I miss Aloha Airlines.

  16. Shoko May 14, 2012 8:37 am

    I checked out the Orlando Sentinel’s College Football Countdown and they had Fresno State at 109 out of 120 teams. With first-year head coach Tim DeRuyter, who has proven to change the defense in one year with his base 3-4 defense, it would seem that they might be a surprise this season even tho they lost some keys players on that side of the ball. They return Derek Carr and Robbie Rouse on offense who are capable of putting up some sick numbers. The Warriors might be in for a fight considering they play them on the Bulldog’s turf. Should be one of the more interesting games this season as two first-year head coaches faceoff.

    So far, the teams the Warriors will face this season that are outside of the top 100 are:

    New Mexico (120) Home

    UNLV (118) Home

    Fresno State (109) Away

    Colorado State (105) Away

  17. Shoko May 14, 2012 8:40 am

    Okay, I voted. Seems Stephanie Ricketts has a substantial lead.

  18. jm2375 May 14, 2012 8:53 am

    Today is the last day to vote for Steph. So, VOTE!

  19. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 9:44 am


    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    Chickens before hatchings . . .

  20. A-House May 14, 2012 9:53 am


    Saw your son practicing twirling in your driveway on Friday. Is he entered in the contest this coming weekend at the PCC?

  21. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 9:56 am


    He was in the championships this past weekend.

  22. A-House May 14, 2012 10:14 am


    Sorry, I thought the TV guy said this coming weekend when they were showing some of the performers practicing their routines.

  23. al May 14, 2012 10:23 am


    it is a more manly sport that young tsai is proficient at, the samoan fire knife dance using the nifo’oti is definitely not twirling as using a baton.

  24. βρεω808 May 14, 2012 10:26 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

    I think it’s still AM…. 🙄 🙂

  25. βρεω808 May 14, 2012 10:27 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ W A H I N E S O F T B A L L!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀


    🙂 😀 😆 Vote for Steph !!! 😆 ★ ★

  26. βρεω808 May 14, 2012 10:31 am

    Eh – I see the HSA headline, “New Brew“. What?!? 😯 😯 😯

    I dash over to the mirror. Okay, it immediately cracks, shatters. Seen/done that before! 🙄 But everyone I ask says it’s the same ol’ brew….. 😀 🙄 😆

  27. madeinhawaii May 14, 2012 10:35 am


    Maybe you woke up Chinese? I saw the ad. It said.. New Brew!… then it went on to say.. “Looks same, smells same, tastes same, but now even cheaper!”

  28. HawaiiMongoose May 14, 2012 11:04 am

    In other news… the Big West board of directors is meeting in LA today. It should interesting to see whether Boise State gets an invitation to join the conference. Last week the Idaho Statesman reported that the directors were planning to have a general discussion about Big West expansion but no specific proposals were on the table. That could have changed in the past few days.

  29. Shoko May 14, 2012 11:22 am

    Hmm, isn’t that always the case tho? Whenever they have a board meeting, expansion is always a topic thats on the list.

    Board president: Okay, next on the list is expansion. What say you?

    Board of Directors: Nay…nay…nay…nay….nay etc..

    Board President: Okay, it’s unanimous. Next on the list is where to have lunch.

    Board of Directors: Hooters! Hooters! Hooters!! 😉

    Why are Mondays so long? They are worst than Fridays!

  30. RedZone May 14, 2012 11:32 am

    Went to vote for Stephan but the voting page is blank.

  31. whitey May 14, 2012 12:00 pm

    redzone, the voting booth is open and we need all the help we can get. Steph lost a little, but every vote counts.

  32. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 12:03 pm

    Pu’u-Robinson texted this morning. He said he isn’t on the team yet, but he hopes to meet with the UH coaches today and tomorrow.

    If all goes well, he should be a Warrior.

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  34. RedZone May 14, 2012 12:13 pm

    Okay cast my vote for Steph via computer. I tried earlier with my Ipad and all it showed was a blank page.

  35. Slugger May 14, 2012 12:58 pm

    I voted on da way to work this am on da bus even.

    Go Steph!

  36. d1shima May 14, 2012 12:58 pm

    Muchas Gracias’ Oregon Burrito!

  37. A-House May 14, 2012 1:26 pm


    Do you see any more “return to home” football players in the next 2 or 3 months?

    Last one is from Maui.

  38. A-House May 14, 2012 1:29 pm


    you read right – “twirling” cause that’s excactly what the knife dancers do – twirl the whatever (nifo’oti) or swing it.

  39. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 1:53 pm


    Not-return-to-home players.

    But I know UH has been contacted by two players who are transferring from BCS schools.

  40. cheepono May 14, 2012 2:18 pm

    mannnnn #40 is a teasah.

  41. WarriorNY May 14, 2012 2:18 pm


    what positions? Any chance of them playing this year?

  42. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 2:22 pm

    I think one can play this year. Not sure about the other.

    UH is checking both out this week.

  43. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 2:23 pm

    UH is holding two scholarships for them.

  44. cheepono May 14, 2012 2:39 pm

    is one of the two kapua sai? he’d be eligible for this year…

  45. Shadow May 14, 2012 2:47 pm

    Football recruiting is in good hands . . . Anyone know how the women’s basketball recruiting is going? Haven’t seen or heard too much since the new coach was announced.

  46. Abunai May 14, 2012 3:02 pm

    #45 If the older Sai does his class work he can play this year.

  47. Abunai May 14, 2012 3:06 pm

    St stop being a tease!!

  48. Shadow May 14, 2012 3:19 pm

    I think ST is referring to 2 non-homegrown players (I.e., not Kiha Sai) from BCS schools. If that’s the case, the more the merrier . . .

  49. Shadow May 14, 2012 3:24 pm

    Correction – I meant the older.

  50. Shadow May 14, 2012 3:25 pm

    The older Sai, Kapua.

  51. mctruck May 14, 2012 3:42 pm

    Speaking of numbers!?……weya everybody today?? good night folks.

  52. wafan May 14, 2012 4:18 pm

    Good evening!

  53. wafan May 14, 2012 4:19 pm

    Two more transfers.

    Interesting. Must be good ones if scholarships are being held for them.

  54. Slugger May 14, 2012 4:30 pm

    Curiouser, and curiouser… Who might be those potential transfers…

  55. cheepono May 14, 2012 4:34 pm

    thanks shadow. overlooked that.

    even more interesting… to see non-hawaii boys looking to transfer here.

  56. kapakahi May 14, 2012 4:44 pm

    It truly is a numbers game…..where “holding” a football scholarship probably more accurately translates to “freeing up” a football scholarship from a now former player.

    It’s just the reality of roster changes under a new coaching staff. Happened with JJ then Mack, and now happening with Chow too.

    Some players have left and will leave the team……while new players have and will join the team.

  57. Stephen Tsai May 14, 2012 5:02 pm

    The two guys are not Sai or Robinson. It’s two from BCS schools who contacted several schools, including UH. The coaches are following up. UH always had a few scholarships. Either they go to transfers or walkons.

  58. wafan May 14, 2012 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the clarification Mr. Tsai.

  59. whitey May 14, 2012 5:07 pm

    kinda took a refresher on who will be joining da warriors for the fall and you don’t need to say “where’s the beef” cause “da warriors’ get beef”. most noticeable is that the o line is going to get a huge boost.

  60. Keep On Voting May 14, 2012 5:24 pm

    Steph is down to 29.7 %.

    Miss California is at 20.5 %.

    Please tell your friends / family to vote.

  61. al May 14, 2012 5:52 pm

    ahouse…i am sure that any samoan fire knife dancer would be pretty upset with you if you described their masculine art form as twirling as one does a baton or their hair.

  62. tommui May 14, 2012 6:10 pm

    VOTE! We are losing ground

  63. whitey May 14, 2012 6:29 pm

    voted. Thanks tommui

  64. gmahoney May 14, 2012 6:33 pm

    Voted, Tom!

  65. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 6:35 pm


    Last time?

  66. Bryson May 14, 2012 6:46 pm

    Was Abe Markowitz a senior or does he fall into the instant transfer category?

  67. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 6:47 pm

    Fifteen USC players (not just Matt Barkley) will be building at least four houses in an area 20 miles from the capital of Haiti. Wonder if they majored in carpentry…

  68. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 6:53 pm

    Nice article about USC’s trip…

    Most of them hafta get yellow fever shots…

    but not Matt Barkley, as he got one last year on a trip to Nigeria

    along with Kyle Negrete.

  69. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 6:55 pm

    So I guess the kids or their parents pay for them as football

    players cannot accept free plane rides, etc, right?

  70. whitey May 14, 2012 7:00 pm

    looks like the voting stops at 12 midnight, but not sure although the deadline is today. We need help to keep Steph at the top. Thanks.

  71. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 7:06 pm

    Maybe this has been reported before, but

    St. Louis OG Reeve Koehler, 6’3″/280 lbs,

    will play in the 2013 Army All American High School Bowl

  72. polywarrior4life May 14, 2012 7:07 pm

    #7 idk? Soon I hope….

  73. MattyBoy May 14, 2012 7:31 pm

    Hopfeully at least one of the two players who are contacting UH is a QB.

  74. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 7:34 pm

    Remember this: UH 34, Colorado 17 as

    Chinese/Hawaiian QB Bryant Moniz scores 4 TDs …

    Any news on this amazing qb ???

  75. whitey May 14, 2012 7:39 pm

    good move by usc to publicize the haiti trip for Barkley. this should help him get into the senior class award for football this season.

  76. Ipu Man May 14, 2012 7:54 pm

    The more awards and publicity for Barkley, the better.

    Like Heisman winner Ty Detmer, they may think they are better than lowly UH…

    And then—Bam! Oh how pride can fall.

  77. tommui May 14, 2012 8:18 pm

    #73 Whitey:

    Yep, voting ends today and the ballot box is no longer available.

  78. A-joe May 14, 2012 8:22 pm

    9 computers at my workplace voted for Steph.

  79. whitey May 14, 2012 8:28 pm

    counselor, did you see the final figure??

  80. whitey May 14, 2012 8:30 pm

    way to go a-joe.

  81. Ralph May 14, 2012 8:35 pm

    FSU to the Big 12, not so fast!

  82. SteveM May 14, 2012 8:48 pm

    When I voted around 1730, I think Stephanie had a little under 30% and the next closest was around 21.5%… as far as I can recall. She came out of nowhere…wasn’t Ariotta (sp.?) or the Alabama gal.

  83. whitey May 14, 2012 8:59 pm

    ralph, i hope the fsu president get back up cause he going need um. fsu needs money to keep up with uf.

  84. whitey May 14, 2012 9:00 pm

    was the girl from cal

  85. whitey May 14, 2012 9:01 pm

    progress is slow, but should make 100 tonight.

  86. papajoe2 May 14, 2012 9:13 pm

    Got home today from a long trip. Just in time to cast a vote for Stephanie. I hope you guys and gals were voting in my place while I was gone.

  87. Slugger May 14, 2012 9:21 pm

    Voting closed?

  88. whitey May 14, 2012 9:24 pm

    counselor was the first to post about voting was closed.

  89. whitey May 14, 2012 9:33 pm

    a huge round of applause to all who helped and voted for Stephanie Ricketts.

  90. sports for fun May 14, 2012 9:47 pm

    For all the talk about UH controlling Aloha Stadium…

  91. sports for fun May 14, 2012 10:18 pm

    CFN 2012 First Look Rankings Mountain West

    Hawai’i predicted to finish 7th in MWC.

  92. tommui May 14, 2012 10:30 pm

    Thanks for voting for Stephanie!

  93. tommui May 14, 2012 10:32 pm

    Is AL or WHITEY waiting for 100?

  94. tommui May 14, 2012 10:33 pm

    For AL

  95. sports for fun May 14, 2012 10:34 pm

    Rams quotes on Aaron Brown

    “He’s an explosive player, two year starter there at Hawaii. He was a J.C. guy, Saddleback Junior College, very explosive. He’s a little over six feet, 235 pounds. He runs well, tackles well, tough guy. I mean, real tough guy. That’s the kind of guy that you think has a chance to fill in at a linebacker spot. Worst case scenario where we’re picking, he sounds like a premier special teams fit.” – Coach Jeff Fisher on Brown.

    “He’s a tough guy, very urgent, very good as a special teamer, looks like a core special teamer. Our numbers at linebacker were down so he’s going to add depth and we’ll go from there.” – GM Les Snead

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