Revised depth chart

Coach Greg McMackin today announced a revised depth chart. The Warriors will be going with a three-player rotation at defensive end, defensive tackle, cornerback and safety. The three at each position are considered to be starters.
So, entering training camp, the No. 1s are:
Defensive ends: Brashton Satele, Fetaiagogo (John) Fonoti, Elliott Purcell.
Defensive tackles: Tuika Tufaga, Rocky Savaiigaea, Vaughn Meatoga.
Cornerbacks: Tank Hopkins, Jeramy Bryant, Lametrius Davis.
Safeties: Mana Silva, Kenny Estes, Spencer Smith.

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The downside of a state holiday, as the Warriors learned yesterday, is the guy with the key to Cooke/Ching field gate has a day off. (The gate also was locked at the grasss practice field.) That meant the players had to scale a 12-foot fence to work out.

Here’s quarterback Corey Nielsen:


Here’s wideout Joe Avery:


And cornerback Jeramy Bryant:


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The Warriors have increased to five the number of 7-on-7 unsupervised workouts each week. In previous years, the players would have passing drills four days a week. It appears quarterback Greg Alexander is the organizer of this year’s passing drills.

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Happy birthday to Ryan “The Beast” Eastman.



  1. Dave LetterMan June 12, 2009 7:18 am


  2. labrat June 12, 2009 7:19 am

    This is not right.

  3. Dave LetterMan June 12, 2009 7:21 am

    Lucky nobody got hurt climbing the fence. There should always be someone on duty with a key to unlock the gate.

  4. jojo ® June 12, 2009 7:23 am

    Unsupervised workouts=no key….

    Stephen Tsai, I guess you didn’t jump the fence?

  5. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 7:24 am

    gd mrnin

  6. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 7:25 am

    ST – as someone mentioned -you should have akey to the facility.

  7. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:26 am

    With this being the 50th anniversary of statehood and 100th of UH football, there are going to be a lot of “best of” lists coming out.
    Because everyone has a different opinion, I thought it was interesting that one of our readers prefaced a list by saying: “My favorite …”
    That’s seems like a better way to do things.
    So, given that, who are your five favorite UH football players …?

  8. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:27 am

    No faith that I’d make it over the fence?

  9. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:28 am

    Good one jojo. 🙂

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

  10. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:28 am

    The problem isn’t so much ascending (OK, maybe that is a problem) as it is descending. I don’t like heights.
    If I were a cat, I’d be the one the fire department would have to rescue.

  11. Stretch June 12, 2009 7:29 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    June 12th, 2009 at 7:27 am
    No faith that I’d make it over the fence?

    getting to the top of the fence is easy, it’s your fall straight down that I worry about

  12. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 12, 2009 7:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  13. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 7:30 am

    ST: Then YOU can supahviz the unsupervised workouts.

    I don’t think there’s an NCAA rule that prohibits a neupepa blog host from supervising.

    Well, not yet anyway. Then they’ll make it retroactive, and impose sanctions from that date.


  14. DaThrow'nMongolian June 12, 2009 7:31 am

    This is just comical….lucky you live Hawaii. What would’ve been typically apropos was if these guys were cited for trespassing or something. Spiderman’s got nothing on these guys.

  15. MeiLing June 12, 2009 7:32 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    ST ~ Approximately what time do the guys get to Cooke/Ching field to workout in the a.m.?

    W-Doc ~ What about Any Place on So. King St.?

    Pride. ~ What’s your critique of Any Place?

  16. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 7:37 am

    Favorite football players from the past:

    Tommy Kaulukukui

    (Dr.) Richard Mamiya

    Richard Hadama

    Sadao Joe Matsukawa

    Warren Ackerman

    (Col.) Ellsworth Bush.

  17. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 12, 2009 7:38 am

    I like favorite (to watch) as opposed to best…

    1. Colt Brennan (surprise!) and the dreds – they count as 1 in my mind.
    2. Ashley Lelie
    3. Mighty Mouse
    4. West
    5. Patek

    Remember, I am a rather late-to- the- table fan.

  18. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:40 am

    We actually had an interesting debate on the presence of reporters at unsupervised workouts.
    A UH official checked the NCAA rule book.
    The blog host checked the First Amendment.

  19. C rM June 12, 2009 7:45 am

    Looks like scaling the fence is a workout itself.

    Wait that fence and guys climbing over fence looks familiar.
    I’m sorry i thought this website was America’s Most Wanted.

    Go LAKERS, 2009 NBA Champions!!!!!

  20. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 12, 2009 7:54 am

    #18 – ROTFL 😆

  21. chawan_cut June 12, 2009 7:56 am

    thats what digital zoom is for.

  22. Loa June 12, 2009 8:06 am

    morning gang!

    hope nobody gets hurt scaling

    Stephen – so i guess you found the chord

  23. Loa June 12, 2009 8:10 am

    one of my faves to watch was the wedge busting of Semeri and later Max

  24. 702WarriorNation June 12, 2009 8:10 am

    Is the fench where Nielsen and Avery climbed over topped by ‘barbed or razor wires’? Looks like somethings there.
    Also Bryant was smart going ova the gate location.
    So, will this mis-comm access issue be fixed for future ‘holidays’.
    Just don’t want to read injure caused by nil key to any Warrior or someone applying their First Amendment entitlement. 😆
    Great pics n Thnx.

  25. 702WarriorNation June 12, 2009 8:12 am

    fench = fence, sori meds
    Don’t want people think they were all ova the fench = french

  26. jm2375 (21) June 12, 2009 8:13 am

    Good morning from Ketchikan, AK! waiting to go on a tour of the city. It’s in the mid-50s. Saw the glaciers in Juneau & Glacier Bay, went on the train up the mountain in Skagway, and, of course, been eating waaaay too much. BTW, our tour director’s name is Julie. 🙂 Haven’t found any crew members named Isaac or Gopher…

  27. al ™ June 12, 2009 8:16 am

    interesting to see the varying body lengths between nielsen and avery.

  28. jm2375 (21) June 12, 2009 8:19 am

    oops…tour=cruise. you get my drift…

  29. Ralph June 12, 2009 8:20 am

    so, can you see Russia?

  30. al ™ June 12, 2009 8:20 am

    good to hear reports of greg alexander taking a leadership role and stepping it up to 5 times will pay dividends in the fall.

    i keep thinking that last year we were so far away from where we are this year. no experience at qb and wr.

    and yet we were one play away from winning three more games.

    i think we gonna do some damage and fool many this year.

  31. C rM June 12, 2009 8:20 am

    Koakane and Cenn
    Glad to hear other half recovering well.

  32. C rM June 12, 2009 8:21 am


  33. Stretch June 12, 2009 8:23 am

    C rM – Can, you want it tomorrow or next week??

  34. lakesidegt June 12, 2009 8:28 am

    Soo, planning ahead – next State Holiday is on Friday, July 3; and possible furlough days in the future. Is GA or one of the other players who is taking the lead on the informal practices coordinating access or discussing this with UH admin (not the coaches)?

  35. C rM June 12, 2009 8:38 am

    Next week is good.
    Let me know cost.

  36. Colomaohana June 12, 2009 8:49 am

    Thanks, Stretch. Funny how Mr C asks, but Big C gotta cook….

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday, Tsai-ko Ohana!! We missed all you OFF one’s yesterday…Oh, I mean…the one’s that HAD the day off…..

  37. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 9:01 am

    1. Colt Brennan

    2. Jeff Ulbrich

    3. Michael Carter

    4. Mat McBriar (Go Cowboys! Booooo Liz!!! J/K 😛 )

    5. Travis Sims

    Honorable mention:

    Jason Elam, Chad Owens, Nick Rolovich, Garrett Gabriel, Leonard Peters, Nate Jackson

  38. Bulla June 12, 2009 9:04 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ryan ‘THE BEAST’ Eastman…whew, all of 19 years old. Have a good day son, train your a– off and eat everything in sight!

  39. lava June 12, 2009 9:10 am

    Is Inoke attending the summer drills? He was crucial last summer to teaching the new guys. He’s a leader regardless of his position.

  40. AZWARRIOR22 June 12, 2009 9:11 am


    1. Niko Noga (he was from my era)
    2. Colt Brennan
    3. Nick Rolovich
    4. Gary Allen
    5. Have to think more about this one.

  41. letsgowarriors June 12, 2009 9:19 am

    is corey nielsen rocking air jordan IIIs???

  42. Stretch June 12, 2009 9:19 am

    June 12th, 2009 at 8:49 am
    Thanks, Stretch. Funny how Mr C asks, but Big C gotta cook….

    part of the deal is that YOU have to cook for ME too!!

  43. letsgowarriors June 12, 2009 9:21 am

    nevermind, those arent.

  44. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 9:26 am

    By the time the season kicks in, our new defense will be able to contain most, if not all, of the upcoming opposing team’s passing plays. It’s how they will do against the run that I am a bit concerned about. With only Brashton and Fonoti as returning starters, our offense may have to really light up the skies.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2009 9:26 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Scalin’ fences, thass wantin’ it!!!

    I would pay a nickel to see a pic of the blog host makin’ the turn at the top of the fence! 😉

  46. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 9:30 am


    Lucky 19!

  47. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 9:30 am

    Re: #47

    I totally concur. Very well written! You should totally blog more about this! I shall subscribe as well! Insert generic comment here!

    How are these spambots getting through???

  48. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday to the Snow Beast!

    A year of experience under his belt. More chaos and confusion will rip thru the trenches as he unloads more fury from his launch site!

  49. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 9:33 am


    Attention all Tsai-kos on Kauai next week:

    Addahknowsports will be among those in town. Let’s have a Cattle Call!

    Please email me with your interest and best dates/times: lizkauai at gmail dot com.


  50. Kazz June 12, 2009 9:33 am


    There doesn’t seem to be any barbed-wire on lower campus. I think you’re seeing just the top of the chain-link itself or the illusion of the fence/bleachers just behind the fence giving the impression it is barbed-wire.

  51. Kazz June 12, 2009 9:34 am

    GOOOOO RED WINGS!!! :mrgreen:

  52. Diogenes Sinope June 12, 2009 9:37 am

    I wonder if a “volunteer” unlocking the fence would be in violation of some NCAA rule – one would think so. However, if there was a part-time employee on the custodial staff of the UH or security guard, it probably be OK.

    With the cut backs at the Ådvertiser, maybe ST should apply for a part-time job at UH?

    Looks as if jm2375 is having a good time!

  53. Addahknowsports© June 12, 2009 9:37 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!


    Maybe you could have looked for a gap at the bottom of the fence and limbo-ed under it. I’ve seen your “low, low low” moves. 🙂

    Happy Birthday to Da Beast!

  54. koakane™ June 12, 2009 9:41 am

    just poping in to say morning 8) tsai-ko nation, nice day today with some trades whoootahhhhhh

    😀 plus my wife sends her thanks for the get well wishes from yu’all. da mrs is doing kinda well having to relearn stuffs again. the simple thing moving about is frustrating her and all this phys and occupational therapy is killing me (school is easier)

    much mahalo to my EIS patnah for keeping you abreast of the situation

    leaving school in about an hour and heading head back to hospital, so have a nice day, enjoy the company you with and play nice now. aloha

  55. koakane™ June 12, 2009 9:45 am

    opps forgot to hippo birdie 2 ewe’s to the beast enjoy the 19th. last of the mighty fine teen years.

  56. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:46 am

    Looks like spambots that get thru are shut down by the ‘Tizer Tekkies. They’re just wasting their time because nobody can access their sites! Ha!

  57. mctruck June 12, 2009 9:49 am

    Looks like a pretty rocky mtn.-high fence, these guys have to climb to practice…’s not safe, number one. where is the guy who controls the key situation??? totally, BS, if you ask me.

  58. mctruck June 12, 2009 9:51 am

    so, da guy’s day off….only one key??

  59. roysan16 June 12, 2009 9:53 am

    The above link gives live video streaming of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

    UH womens high jumpers, Kaufman and Sheppard, compete in the finals at 11 pm.

    Heptathlon athlete ,Wichmann, is competing in the long jump, javelin and 800 meter run today. The long jump gets underway in about 10 mins.

    There have been weather delays in the area, so it could have an effect on the athletes performances.

    On the Stanley Cup–I didn’t have a personal favorite, but now I do. In game seven final I’ll be rooting passionately for the Pitt Penguins. I hope Detroit Red Wings get romped.

  60. J June 12, 2009 9:56 am

    Reminds of my sister in college. She would do that to get onto the tennis courts on Sunday mornings if security didn’t come by to unlock the gates during Spring Quarter. Of course they were probably thinking…what college students are awake enough on weekends to be out there at 7 a.m.?

  61. Pomai June 12, 2009 9:57 am

    koakane good news, take good care of her!!!!!

  62. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:59 am

    mctruck ~ Guy’s day off. One key. Job security.

  63. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 10:01 am


    Maybe it’s a combination lock, eh? Everybody knows only one number at a time and they gotta line up right.

  64. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 10:02 am

    Colt watch alert!

    From a 4-letter sports network some of you might have heard of:

    Who will win the Skins’ backup QB job?
    June 11, 2009 9:58 AM
    Posted by’s Matt Mosley

    Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan wants to challenge Todd Collins for the backup quarterback role with the Redskins. And in his first year in the league, side-winding Brennan won over a lot of fans.

    The Redskins are definitely open to the possibility of someone beating out Collins because they looked into signing Byron Leftwich in free agency. In my mind, Collins is still a serviceable backup, but he’s starting to get a little long in the tooth. Brennan talked to the Washington Post recently about his competition with Collins.

    “Todd Collins, he kind of reminds me a little of Brett Favre,” Brennan said. “They talk about how old he is and how he’s been in the league for a long time but he doesn’t want to give it up. He’s a tough competitor who knows what he’s doing and has a lot of confidence, so it’s not easy. And you’ve got to go out there and what it comes down to is the preseason and how we all measure up and do in the preseason. The better you do the better chance you’ve got at moving up.”

    This may be the first time that anyone’s made the Favre-Collins comparison. Favre has appeared in 273 games while the 37-year-old Collins has appeared in 44. If you’re ranking the backup situations in the NFC East, which direction do you go? Here’s my list:

    1. Dallas Cowboys, Jon Kitna
    2. New York Giants, David Carr
    3. Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Kolb
    4. Washington Redskins, Todd Collins

    Would love to see Colt start one day, but not for the Redskins. Would have mixed feelings seeing Demarcus Ware obliterate him back there.

    He would look awesome in a 49ers uniform. Even though I’m not a huge fan of the team I still have an affinity for them because of their Hawaii ties.

  65. Colomaohana June 12, 2009 10:02 am

    Stretch: #43, of course! Mr C knows the deal: I’m always up for cooking and feeding, in exchange for bottles….I’m a simple gal, you know…

  66. Pomai June 12, 2009 10:05 am

    In no particular order.

    Garrett Gabriel – just the win over BYWhooo gets my nod.

    Chad Owens – for his heart

    Leonard Peters & Nate Jackson – for the hits

    Colt Brennan – for all of the touchdowns

  67. will-i-am June 12, 2009 10:10 am

    Those pics are classic!!!

    I can imagine them getting kicked out for trying to practice.

  68. Kazz June 12, 2009 10:10 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO “DA BEAST”!!! :mrgreen:

  69. Kazz June 12, 2009 10:12 am


    19 years old for your son huh?

    Dang, 19… good times… 😎

  70. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 10:18 am


    “University of Hawai`i Rainbow outfielder Kolten Wong was named to PIng! Baseball’s All-Freshman First Team Friday.

    Wong started all 58 games for the ’Bows in centerfield in 2009, batting .341 with 11 home runs, 21 doubles, two triples, 52 RBI, 46 runs and 11 stolen bases. Along with his prowess at the plate, Wong also led the team with seven outfield assists.

    The Hilo, Hawai`i, native earned Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honors, batting a team-high .424 in conference games. He was also a first-team all-WAC honoree.”

  71. layson June 12, 2009 10:21 am

    michelle wie is 1 over thru 11, t25 currently, 1 under total
    anna nordqvist is leading at 8 under total currently
    parket mclachlin shot 4 over 74, 8 over total
    dean wilson is 2 under thru 12, 1 over total, projected cut is even par
    brian gay leading at 10 under total

  72. Manoa Mist June 12, 2009 10:24 am

    Five favorite UH football players.
    1. Garrett Gabriel – he beat BYU
    2. Levi Stanley
    3. Gary Allen
    4. Blane Gaison
    5. Michael Carter or Colt Brennan
    Guess that’s six. I was never good at math.

  73. A-House June 12, 2009 10:24 am

    Dirty Cimmish:

    your #66 – there are certain 49er fans on this blog that would LOVE to see Colt in a 49ers uni – I was hoping the 49ers would make a trade in the 2009 draft with Washington and Miami where 49ers get Colt for a future 6 round draft choice, Miami agrees trade Bess to the 49ers for a 5th or 6th round draft choice in 2010 (only because Bess did so well as an undrafted rookie)

    then, 49ers offer RGM and CJ Hawthorne free agent contracts – this is the easy part as they0ares NOT in the NFL and there are NO considerations to another team – then, in certain game conditions, they do the “run-n-shoot”

  74. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 10:32 am

    A-House- drool… the “fab 5” 49ers… man… too much for the brain to comprehend!

  75. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2009 10:40 am

    My computer is lying ten feet away with its eyes rolled back in its head and its feet up in the air – in other words, it has died. Am using DrDoc’s computer until
    he gets here to perform an autopsy. The problem is that I cannot access any of my files and records to do any work.

    Here’s a suggesion for Virginia Hinshaw and her new boss – if necessary, be the gatekeepers for the unsupervised workouts.

    Non-sports announcement: If you’re available for a couple of hours tomorrow morning, there will be a community service project at the Falls of Clyde at Pier 7 in Honolulu Harbor.. The ship goes into drydock on July 20 to be examined by a team of marine surveyors who will prepare the the necessary plans to preserve the ship from further degradation and then to restore it to its former glory as it was until the early 2000s. The workday – which includes sanding and other basic carpenter skillsas well as removing trash – will end at 11 am with a potluck picnic to follow.

    Also, the Friends of Falls of Clyde will be holding a “Pau Hana Friendraiser” on Tuesday, June 30, in downtown Honolulu. Somehow planning & coordinating this event got passed on to me so as soon as I lock down all the logistical details, I’ll post the information here.

  76. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 10:42 am

    I thought for sure that the Niners were gonna get Colt since (then) OC Mike Martz raved about him and they had no viable QB options (still don’t IMHO), and being a homegrown product, and seeing as how they WHIFFED on the Aaron Rogers vs. Alex Smith debacle… they will regret the day they didn’t draft Colt.

    Then again, we’ll see if Coach Singletary is going old school with some smash mouth hand it off 30 times a game and set up play action offense. In that case, Colt’s skillz would be wasted. I say if Romo can’t get us a playoff win in another year or two I’m making a personal call to Jerruh to go and get him.

    We’ll see how things shake up when Zorn gets the axe because you know Danny Snyder is itching to get Holmgren/Cowher/Shannahan as his head coach.

  77. jojo ® June 12, 2009 10:47 am

    Is there a fire at Punahou? It looks like it from my office.

  78. A-House June 12, 2009 10:49 am

    Dang, Garret, just how many times is Texas having “jr days” or whatever they call it?

    Isn’t there a limit on jr days?

    BTW, how many times has a Texas commit, de-commit? I will presume it’s very low as there is great pride for a “texan” to play for Texas.

    Hope some day the Warriors reach that lofty level so UH will immediately publicize names of commits so they can talk with other players to join their “team” and “bond”.

  79. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 10:51 am


    If your computer doesn’t even try to start up, try unplugging your computer from the wall socket for ten minutes and then plug it back in and restart. Maybe it went into a self-preservation mode due to a spike. Unplugging it sometimes resets it.

    If it does light up but you get nothing on your monitor, you might try reseating the memory sticks and video card (if you have one).

  80. Ralph June 12, 2009 10:56 am

    Jojo you can see Punahou from downtown

  81. MeiLing June 12, 2009 11:02 am


    I can see the smoke from my lanai. Gonna get the binocs…

  82. jojo ® June 12, 2009 11:07 am

    Ralph, I’m in Kaimuki, and the smoke was white. Is that a controlled burn?

  83. chawan_cut June 12, 2009 11:16 am

    i just checked with my cousins. my aunty and uncle are on the same cruise as you. they’re the lee’s. i’m sure its a huge ship with tons of passengers so you probably won’t even see each other.

  84. MeiLing June 12, 2009 11:22 am


    Heard a fire engine. No flames visible. White smoke from behind the buildings, so it’s hard to see if it’s on campus, but it appears to be at the edge of campus.

  85. Ralph June 12, 2009 11:27 am

    Jojo i thought Al picked you up downtown Hotel street for the Camellia cc 🙂 you guys must have been joking, but i swear you, Homey and JJ seem to rendezvous on Hotel street and chinatown…must be at night then, not during work hours…

  86. jojo ® June 12, 2009 11:28 am

    Thanks MeiLing. I think the most entertaining fire was when Diamond Head went up a couple years ago. And the saddest was the UH Lab School.

  87. Garret June 12, 2009 11:29 am


    I don’t think there are many limits in the number of camps a school can have–UH is having a bunch of camps in one week, JJ had 4 camps in 4 days (each in a different part of Texas), USC and a lot of other top teams are having a lot of camps this summer. The key is that instead of having generic camps, Texas is having camps that are very focused on certain things.

    Texas does get some decommits (Perrilioux switching to LSU at the last second, etc.) but they do all they can to keep their commits. Having a camp for the commits to bond is a great idea, especially when they invite their top uncommitted target to the camp to bond with their commits.

    Texas had 2 decommits last week–one WR chose to go to BYU (he is LDS and I thought Texas had too many WR commits already) and the top-ranked S switched to Baylor (closer to home with a friend’s Dad coaching there).

  88. Garret June 12, 2009 11:31 am


    I’m sorry if I was too strong in my Colt McCoy post yesterday. I was really interested in finding a link between McCoy and UH, so I researched it since I hadn’t heard about that before. It would have been an interesting side note if both Colts had UH links.

  89. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 11:31 am

    2023 1/2


    till kickoff

  90. Ralph June 12, 2009 11:31 am

    michelle wie is fading, will make the cut…her playing partners are close to the cut line, bad threesome day, Shanshan at +8 on the 15th, Kim at +3 and Wie at +2

  91. jojo ® June 12, 2009 11:33 am

    No Ralph, it’s Jason, homey, and JJ that are the late night/early morning downtowners. I’m not good enough to be in that crowd. I just wander street corners and driveways.

  92. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 11:33 am

    Amber and Emily still alive in the hi jump!!!

    Willie Grace to last minnit PHO with some Tsai-kos!

  93. Garret June 12, 2009 11:34 am

    Like we discussed yesterday, it really is too bad that the Warriors have to climb the fence to be able to practice. All we need is for one player (like Alexander or Salas) to get seriously hurt climbing the fence for the team to be hurt. And then the people who are ignoring this issue will really be in trouble…

    Someone above made an excellent point that the furloughs will result in 3 more days per month where the person with the key will not be working. I would hope that the facilities staff at UH would come up with a solution to this…this is NOT the way a well-run D-IA program would be supported.

  94. Garret June 12, 2009 11:35 am

    Bess was mentioned in this SI article.

    I saw your article regarding small receivers; why no mention of Davone Bess [of the Dolphins]? He had 54 catches as an undrafted 5-foot-10,190-pound rookie, which supports your theory. I’m looking forward to see if he can build on 2008, and I’m excited about Patrick Turner, he’s apparently been an OTA stud.
    — Charlie Schultz, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.

    I was really focusing primarily on draft picks in my column earlier this week, but Bess is a fantastic example of an undersized rookie with serious “quicks” having a productive first season.

  95. Kazz June 12, 2009 11:36 am


    June 12th, 2009 at 10:56 am
    Jojo you can see Punahou from downtown.

    … and from space if they had their way. 🙄

  96. Garret June 12, 2009 11:37 am

    Greg Camarillo is competing with Bess for the starting WR spot opposite Ginn. Camarillo is coming back from an injury and was first team today, with Bess back to slot receiver.

    Greg Camarillo is lining up opposting Ted Ginn Jr. with the first team, Davone Bess is switching in on three-receiver sets.

  97. Garret June 12, 2009 11:39 am

    Another article about Camarillo competing with Bess. The articles seems to try to indicate that Camarillo, Bess, and Ginn are competing for the 2 starting spots, but Ginn already has one spot reserved. When Miami goes with 2 TEs, their only WR is Ginn.

    The biggest cheers on the first day of Dolphins minicamp were reserved for a touchdown catch on a deep square in.

    That it was Greg Camarillo leaping to make the reception from Chad Pennington with Eric Green in close pursuit had everything to do with the yelps coming from the Dolphins’ sideline.

    Barely six months after major surgery on his left knee, Camarillo suddenly appears ahead of schedule as he returned to work opposite Ted Ginn Jr. as a first-team receiver.

    Camarillo made 55 catches for 613 yards last season before suffering the injury in Week 12 against New England. He is expected to compete with Ginn and Davone Bess for a starting job if the knee holds up.

  98. Derek June 12, 2009 11:39 am

    Unbelievable!!!! You would think that the guy w/ the key would give it to somebody responsible so that players are able to work out. Just because he has a vacation day doesn’t mean everybody is off. This is another case that something is really wrong here. Can’t the athletic dept. have a spare key? The players are busting their butt to get ready for the upcoming season and this kind of thing just makes me shake my head. I’m telling you, people have got to be accountable for their actions.

  99. Garret June 12, 2009 11:39 am

    Working 5 days per week instead of 4 will really pay off. Great to hear that Alexander is taking that leadership role.

  100. C rM June 12, 2009 11:41 am

    Go to google map. Maybe can see fire.

  101. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 11:43 am

    I suppose this also means that there were no security personnel on patrol in the lower campus yesterday? Or did they just watch these guys climb over the fence and ignore it, regardless of the potential of an accident occurring on their shift?

  102. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 11:44 am

    I also guess this means that the team ‘prefers’ to practice on ching/cooke rather than on the mound.

  103. Kazz June 12, 2009 11:47 am


    June 12th, 2009 at 11:44 am
    I also guess this means that the team ‘prefers’ to practice on ching/cooke rather than on the mound.

    In the past the players have said that it’s nicer because Ching Field is just outside the locker rooms and the athletic complex whereas the grass fields are a on the otherside of lower campus.

    The grass fields does have some pretty good sod.

  104. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 11:48 am

    49ers oh-fence. (Thanks to Larry Price)

    Me thinks Mike Singletary will stick to the 1985 Chi Bears offense.

    Has a helluva runner in Frank Gore.

    OC is Jimmy Rae, whose been around, like 40 years, in the NFL.

    QB coach is Mike Johnson.

    Don’t think either coach has any inkling of the spread offense.

    Therefore, no sense wishing for Colt & posse to be in this situation.

    Wonder if Mike Singletary might say about this: “CAN’T DO-IT”.

  105. Garret June 12, 2009 11:48 am

    I thought that ST said yesterday that the other field was locked too? That was why the OL couldn’t do blocking drills, if I remember correctly.

  106. SteveM June 12, 2009 11:49 am


  107. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 11:50 am

    If you were the owner of a franchise that needed a following to increase sales, say like the San Diego Chargers, Colt would be an ideal quarterback to build the team around.

  108. Loa June 12, 2009 11:52 am

    afternoon gang!

    Happy 19th Ryan!

  109. Loa June 12, 2009 11:53 am

    jojo ® – huli huli chicken sale

  110. Loa June 12, 2009 11:55 am

    Kazz – you recall if there’s a fence by the apartment/dorms side of the grass practice fields?

  111. Garret June 12, 2009 11:55 am

    Happy Birthday Ryan!

  112. Loa June 12, 2009 12:04 pm

    haha .. i just figured out who C rM is… whooosh

  113. JerryFleck June 12, 2009 12:04 pm

    Aren’t Strength and Conditioning coaches allowed at these “unsupervised workouts”? Somebody get Tommy Hef or Mel DeLaura a set of keys to CookeChing Field already.

  114. Ralph June 12, 2009 12:05 pm

    wie at +2 thru 17, even for the tournament…chasing 7 strokes…

  115. Loa June 12, 2009 12:05 pm

    Kazz- #112, nevamind i when google earth’em, look like get

  116. Kazz June 12, 2009 12:07 pm


    The entire perimeter of the grass fields (both football in the upper and soccer on the lower) are surrounded by a fairly tall fence.

    No way in unless you like scale that one too.

    However, I made mention to seeing some students at night jumping the smaller gate just off lower campus road that is near the backside of the lower soccer field, it seems like a 6 foot fence so not too high and “do-able”. Only thing is gotta walk through the soccer field and up to the football one.

  117. Loa June 12, 2009 12:09 pm

    JF – good point, hmmmm

  118. Loa June 12, 2009 12:10 pm

    Kazz – was going suggest other ways to get in but you know that get the tracking software thingy on eh

  119. roysan16 June 12, 2009 12:13 pm

    An update of the womens high jump competition:

    Both UH jumpers move to round 2 after making the opening height of 5′ 9″ 3/4

    With 14 jumpers remaining the bar is set to 5′ 10″3/4

    Sheppard-First attempt missed, Second attempt clearance
    Kaufman-First attempt clearance

    UH jumpers move on to the third round, where the bar is set at 6′ 0″
    11 jumpers remain.

    Sheppard-Three attempts missed(out)
    Kaufman-First attempt clearance

    Even heard the announcer said Wichmann had near her lifetime best in the javelin, moving her currently into fourth place in the standings. For Wichmann the final event of the heptathlon-800 meter run remains

    Kaufman moves on to the fourth round

    With the bar set at 6′ 1″1/4 she made it on her first attempt

    for live video streaming check the above link

  120. Loa June 12, 2009 12:14 pm

    if the security guys come, just tell’em we doing some cross training

  121. Loa June 12, 2009 12:19 pm

    roysan16 – mahalo for the updates, imua wahine

  122. Loa June 12, 2009 12:21 pm

    btw, meant to ask earlier, what does AAJA stand for?

  123. g-nalo June 12, 2009 12:27 pm

    wow tough one cause you not only leave off names now, but later on you going remember more?

    1. levi stanley
    2. al noga
    3. gary allen
    4. tui ala
    5. jeff sydner

    albert holmes? “mento”?

    they should lock Cooke field like government agencies do – use chain and two locks. the normal UH personnel get the official key and “Unsupervisor” ST get the other one. wait……doesn’t ST get vacations?

  124. MeiLing June 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    Happy birthday, Ryan “The Beast” Eastman!!! Enjoy!

  125. roysan16 June 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    Kaufman misses at 6’2″1/4 finishing the competition in 3rd place. Her efforts were really strong, with just clipping the bar on her way down.

  126. Pepper Spray Pens June 12, 2009 12:30 pm

    Wow, cool site. I’ll be back to read more that’s for sure.

  127. YpoWarrior June 12, 2009 12:53 pm

    My Fave-5:

    1) Colt
    2) Noga Bros.
    3) Pisa
    4) Michael Carter
    5) The 4-WR’s from 2007 (Bess,RGM, J-Riv, CJ)

  128. jojo ® June 12, 2009 1:08 pm

    oh, hahahaha, thanks Loa!

  129. Darren June 12, 2009 1:10 pm

    Faves…without Colt and the dreadheads (since they’d most likely be tops in any overall category).

    1. Nate Jackson….textbook definition of the heart and desire of a Warrior.
    2. Gary Allen….actually brought excitement to the stadium with the I formation.
    3. Niko Noga….who thought a nose tackle could be that exciting (and small).
    4. Blaine Gaison….we all wanted to be Blaine Gaison growing up.
    5. Nate Ilaoa…like Colt said, he was the “straw that stirred the drink”.

  130. roysan16 June 12, 2009 1:12 pm

    Wichmann finishes the heptathlon in 7th. Her score of 5675 was 5 points higher than her previous record she set last year.

  131. g-nalo June 12, 2009 1:30 pm

    larry sherer, jeris white, and how could i leave off one of the all time 49ers…….Jesse Sapolu.

  132. Stretch June 12, 2009 1:32 pm

    I guess the State has started furloughs already. I haven’t seen g-nalo on here in a long time but we get 2 posts in a day.

  133. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 1:36 pm

    Pepper spray pens? hmmm.. what happens when you get really teed at something and pummel that pen into the sheepshank, will it squirt some in your own eye further exacerbating the situation?

  134. PowderPuff June 12, 2009 1:36 pm

    Happy Aloha Friday, Tsaikos. Another million-dollar day in Waikiki. Had to think about this, but here are my top 5 Rainbows/Warriors:

    1. Alex Kaloi
    2. Blane Gaison
    3. Colt Brennan
    4. Al Noga
    5. Garrett Gabriel

  135. ai-ee-soos June 12, 2009 1:45 pm

    More names from the past:

    Ed Kawawaki

    Skippy Dyer

    Larry Price ( yeah that Larry Price )

  136. postmanke June 12, 2009 2:05 pm

    wow no timmy chang favorites?

  137. wafan June 12, 2009 2:12 pm

    Happy birthday to the Beast!

  138. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 2:13 pm


    Smoke was from an Imu as reported by KGMB

    Wow. That must be one bumbucha imu. And that’s a lot of roast pig. I wonder if they need help polishing it all off. If so, the Dirty Commish will gladly donate his services.

    Off topic, anybody had imu cooked Turkey? Heard about it but lack of yard prevents me from making it.

  139. wafan June 12, 2009 2:19 pm

    Interesting locked gate problem. Job security or just not thinking? Sometimes it seems the sole raison d’être for a few is to inconvenience others. I wonder if they sit there in glee and say, “I did that!”

    Surely, the grounds and maintenance crew and the security guard(s) are not party to such behavior.

  140. wafan June 12, 2009 2:21 pm

    DC . . .

    Tastes great! As does duck, goose and chicken.

  141. postmanke June 12, 2009 2:22 pm

    My favorites:

    1) Niko Nogo
    2) Jesse Sapolu
    3) Walter Murray / Ashley Lelie
    4) Colt Brennan
    5) Gary Allen / Dana Mclemore

  142. Kevin June 12, 2009 2:23 pm

    Sadly, Timmy never really got embraced by the fans due to pretty inconsistent play earlier in his career and the fact that he threw A LOT of picks.

    I’ll cheat a bit, here’s my top 5 offense and top 5 defense:

    1) Colt – no question
    2) Ashley Leile
    3) Jeff Synder
    4) Chad Owens
    5) Michael Carter

    1) Al Noga
    2) Pisa
    3) Jeff Ulbrich
    4) Nate Jackson
    5) Mark Odom

  143. Jason June 12, 2009 2:31 pm

    I don’t know how you guys can pick just five (or even ten, in Kevin’s case)! I’ve been watching for only 11 years, and I find it way too hard. 😀

    Dirty Commish: You making me hungry. Oh wait, I still have some cookies from Subway. 🙂

  144. A-House June 12, 2009 2:35 pm


    many thanks for the updates on the Wahine track and field threesome – each has represented UH very, very well!

  145. Kazz June 12, 2009 2:35 pm

    One way I look at how some view Timmy Chang is that he was the 3rd QB under June Jones following Dan Robinson and Nick Rolovich’s amazing 2001 season finish. Timmy Chang had a lot of hype coming into UH as a heralded HS athlete.

    UH football is continuing to roll after horrible seasons under Fred von-Appen and UH football fans are remembering what it was like to win games again. You win and expectations increase. QB position in the run and shoot is the man.

    Timmy did throw a TON of picks, was expected to do well out of high school, and the program was winning (minus the 2000 season at the time). People got impatient and dare I say people got “spoiled” back then too.

    Timmy Chang in all he achieved, was the fall guy. The QB position comes with it.

    Presently Greg Alexander is in that position now and no other QB after Alexander or even Alexander himself will ever be truly appreciated by the luke-warm majority of Hawaii spectators (sans REAL fans) until another 2007-ish season is repeated and expanded upon.

    Brent Rausch, Corey Nielsen, David Graves, Bryant Moniz, and Cayman Shutter will have their work cut out for them in the years to come.

  146. Kazz June 12, 2009 2:37 pm


    #147 I forgot to mention Shane Austin. I apologize to Shane Austin.


    I have not forgotten our friendly wager BTW… 😉

  147. PowderPuff June 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    Dirty Commish, I just had imu-cooked turkey this week. It was ono…and less greasy than pig.

  148. A-House June 12, 2009 2:37 pm

    so busy, so busy, but not enough to wish one “Beast” a most Happy Birfday and best wishes for an awesome 2009 season!!

    hello, to his Mom and Dad

  149. hapahaoleboy June 12, 2009 2:38 pm

    I don’t know if I can pick a top 5, but one name that deserves mention I think is Jason Elam. I remember going into the stadium early just to watch him warm up, and I wasn’t alone. And the winner against Iowa was classic. Also Nu’u Fa’aola, just because he had tons of heart and it was always awesome to hear the entire stadium chant Nu’u…

  150. haka June 12, 2009 2:46 pm

    g-nalo: #133
    Sapolu…hooray, offensive linemen need luv2! 🙂

    The names of yesteryear bring back memories of roasted peanuts, rainbows of the Manoa mist, mud, confetti, that announcer saying, “that’s Shearer with the ball…” and of course…all those termites!

  151. postmanke June 12, 2009 2:46 pm

    Always loved Jason Elam esp when we decided to come back after leaving to go back home.. Lopati Junior, Travis Sims were fun to watch as well..

  152. whitey June 12, 2009 2:47 pm

    ST, picking 5 is very difficult. maybe if was broken into coaching periods might help.

  153. postmanke June 12, 2009 2:48 pm

    Junior Lopati

  154. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 2:52 pm

    When I first heard the report of a robin dying, I thought, “How old was Burt Ward?”

  155. postmanke June 12, 2009 2:53 pm

    for all you guys that loved Pisa you guys are gonna love Sage Nua =)

  156. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 2:55 pm

    I remember in 2000, JJ called a QB-only meeting. Mike Harrison looked really annoyed when he exited. That’s when we learned Chang surpassed Harrison on the depth chart.

  157. whitey June 12, 2009 2:56 pm

    kazz, no worry, i going win. hahahahhaaaaa

  158. haka June 12, 2009 2:57 pm

    sage the herbal essence of pisa…

  159. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 2:58 pm

    As a true freshman, Harrison was 5 for 7 in the 1999 opener against USC.

  160. Kazz June 12, 2009 2:59 pm


    June 12th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    kazz, no worry, i going win. hahahahhaaaaa


    Eh… no mattah who wins, if dat QB really da man, we all win! :mrgreen:


    I decided, what I’ll get you if you win the wager, but it’s a surprise only way to know is if you win! 😎

  161. A-House June 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    BTW, speaking of Larry Shearer, he is a Dentist on Kauai.

    postmanke: remember the “student body to the right and left”, alsways first play of the game, always made 10+ yards by Shearer, Al Holmes, and dang, forgot the name of the other running back who was the first 1,000 yards rusher in Hawaii history – shades of USC who, IIRC, does not do that any more.

  162. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    Would it be easier to pick the five favorite Jessicas?

    1. Jessica Alba
    2. Jessica Simpson
    3. Jessica Rabbit
    4. Baby Jessica
    5. Jessica Sudduth

  163. A-House June 12, 2009 3:07 pm


    Interesting “revised depth chart” – this will make it tougher or easier for the incoming players to make their marks?

    How long did Harrison stay with UH after he was replaced by Chang? Funny, or should it be, but I cannot recall him at all. Venturing into the twilight zone again!!

  164. Jason June 12, 2009 3:10 pm

    You mean there’s a Jessica worth mentioning after Alba? 😉

    Ah, Mike Harrison. That’s a name I hadn’t heard for a long time.

  165. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 3:11 pm

    Five favorite Jordans:
    • MIchael Jordan
    • Jordan Sparks
    • Jordan Segundo
    * Lee Jordan
    • Jordana Brewster

  166. Colomaohana June 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    Aloha and Happy Friday!!!!!

    Have a great weekend! See some of you soon………

  167. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    I went to a wiki site to find famous people named Colt. The most famous?
    Colton James Brennan.
    I did not know his middle name is James.

  168. Ralph June 12, 2009 3:15 pm

    ah Jordana Brewster I’ll pick her first amongst your Jordans….

  169. chawan_cut June 12, 2009 3:17 pm

    hah. anyone else watch chuck?
    jordana brewster….

  170. chawan_cut June 12, 2009 3:20 pm

    1. Jessica Alba
    2. Jessica Simpson
    3. Jessica Keefe

  171. postmanke June 12, 2009 3:24 pm

    A-house – Shearer was a little before my time. my first seasons was 1981-82. Gary Allen, David Toloumu, QB Lyons, Tuinei etc.. I still remember wearing my Primo beer can knit visor though…

  172. g-nalo June 12, 2009 3:25 pm

    I guess the State has started furloughs already. I haven’t seen g-nalo on here in a long time but we get 2 posts in a day.

    like football players……..practicing…..

  173. haka June 12, 2009 3:26 pm

    how about a fab5 ferds…

  174. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 3:26 pm

    Dirty Commish- Waimea High has an imu and our Pony BB league used to do fundraisers at Thanksgiving. People could buy imu space and then bring their turkey or pork butts or chicken or whatever, and have them cooked. My favorite stuff was the rice pudding that got cooked in the big tin cracker cans. WOW!
    Those cracker cans were the best for everything… recycled as opala holders or standing dustpans.

  175. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 3:27 pm

    Yea, Kenney Estes!

    Thanks for the revised depth chart, ST.

  176. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 3:31 pm

    Would it be easier to pick the five favorite Jessicas?

    1. Jessica Alba
    2. Jessica Simpson
    3. Bart Simpson
    4. Bart Maverick
    5. Dallas Mavericks
    6. Dallas Cowboys

    …oops 😳

  177. g-nalo June 12, 2009 3:31 pm

    g-nalo: #133
    Sapolu…hooray, offensive linemen need luv2!

    The names of yesteryear bring back memories of roasted peanuts, rainbows of the Manoa mist, mud, confetti, that announcer saying, “that’s Shearer with the ball…” and of course…all those termites!

    especially 49er linemen. haaa

    yep the ol Honolulu Stadium………………….popcorn, peanuts, chips, coke. ok ok sorry gang, i know we went over this not too long ago. 🙂

  178. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 3:36 pm


    Here’s a little FUN with a West Side Story touch.

  179. Kazz June 12, 2009 3:37 pm


    The lasting memory of Jessica Keefe I have has nothing to do with what she did on the volleyball court.

    I remember the volleyball “aunties” having one sign that read: “Keefe ‘EM!!!”. 😆

    I couldn’t stop laughing that entire match! 😆

  180. g-nalo June 12, 2009 3:39 pm

    A-house – Shearer was a little before my time. my first seasons was 1981-82. Gary Allen, David Toloumu, QB Lyons, Tuinei etc.. I still remember wearing my Primo beer can knit visor though…

    Primo can knit visor……..haaaa, good one!

    eh, Shearer wasn’t THAT old was he? hmmm…..late 60’s early 70’s……oh!

  181. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2009 3:40 pm

    # Pepper Spray Pens:
    June 12th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, cool site. I’ll be back to read more that’s for sure.

    Hmmmmm… I wonder if they have any of them pens that’ll work on Spammers?

  182. vballfan1 June 12, 2009 3:43 pm

    Hey Stephen any chance Charlie Wade is next week’s Warrior Beat guest?

  183. d1島 June 12, 2009 3:43 pm

    Eh, no fo’get Jessica Tandy!
    Hume Cronin never does….maybe.

  184. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2009 3:47 pm

    Have we forgotton how exciting Jason Rivers was in the clutch?

    I used to love watching Samson Satele beatin’ up on defensive players. His dedication to protecting Colt was incredible; I remember one game when some defensive players were in Colt’s face after a play, how Samson came and stepped in front of Colt, face to face with the jaw-jackers. Poof! They quickly disappeared.

    Here’s some love to my old lab partner, Raphael “Rap” Cherry.

  185. Diogenes Sinope June 12, 2009 3:47 pm

    Dirty Commish

    Imu-cooked turkey is ONO!!!

    Every Thanksgiving, Castle High School has a fund-raiser cooking turkeys, pork butts etc in an imu the night before. You provide the turkey/pork butt, you do the seasoning, ti-leave it, put it in a pan, wrap it in foil and the people down at the school will wrap it in wire and toss it in the imu. My wife thinks Kailua HS does it also.

    You do have to make the reservation about a month before.

  186. JerryFleck June 12, 2009 3:53 pm

    “Baby Jessica” my favorite Jessica that had fallen into an underground well.

  187. Kazz June 12, 2009 3:58 pm


    June 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Hey Stephen any chance Charlie Wade is next week’s Warrior Beat guest?


    (if can… 😉 )

  188. haka June 12, 2009 3:59 pm

    speaking of keefe’m
    top 5 vb wahine hotties anyone?

    sarah chase
    joselyn robbins
    victoria prince
    karrie trieschman
    lily kahumoku

    LizK, you can name da kane 🙂

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2009 4:00 pm

    Imu cooked anything… MMMmmmMMM…

    Anybody ever had fresh poi made from imu cooked kalo? To die for!

    Ok, enough of this talk about food. Time for my waddle.

  190. Kekoa June 12, 2009 4:04 pm

    We should do a Huli Huli Pig for say…UH vs Navy! Anybody got the equipment to do it?

    We get one Tsaiko to hold da handle and seventeen Tsaiko’s to turn ’em ovah!

  191. Jason June 12, 2009 4:05 pm

    “Augie Tulba is Tuesday’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show.” (From Stephen’s Facebook updates.)

  192. Kekoa June 12, 2009 4:09 pm

    DPK ~ Imu would be frowned upon by our Cabana owners, The United States Navy. Otherwise, we would light it up the night before and party until game time!…Unless SailorBlue could get us permission…

  193. g-nalo June 12, 2009 4:09 pm

    speaking of keefe’m
    top 5 vb wahine hotties anyone?

    sarah chase
    joselyn robbins
    victoria prince
    karrie trieschman
    lily kahumoku

    Terry Maltere

  194. Kekoa June 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    g-nalo ~ How could you forget Lisa Strand or Deitre Collins?

  195. g-nalo June 12, 2009 4:13 pm

    oh yeah, my bad Kekoa……ur……Deitre Collins??!!

    dang, who was the back up to Kanoe Kamana’o?

  196. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 4:15 pm

    my fave 5 vb guys –

    Friendships count.

    Aukai Gonsalves 😆
    Costas Theocharidis
    Tony Ching
    Eyal Zimet
    Yuval Katz

  197. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 4:16 pm

    Don’t forget TEE!!!

  198. JerryFleck June 12, 2009 4:16 pm

    Tita Ahuna….who’s with me? Anyone?

  199. g-nalo June 12, 2009 4:17 pm

    Liz – you can’t list Professional players…………..oh………oh sorry……….thats not funny yeah?

  200. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:17 pm

    In other news, Campus Security and HPD are investigating reports of tresspassers on Ching (Cooke) Field.

  201. Cindy C June 12, 2009 4:18 pm

    Happy Birthday to Ryan, The Beast!

  202. g-nalo June 12, 2009 4:19 pm

    Tita Ahuna….who’s with me? Anyone?

    there was another local girl who played with Tita, very cute face. her name began with an “E”?

    btw – those days they weren’t tall were they, not compared to nowadays.

  203. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:19 pm

    I need a beer

  204. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 4:20 pm

    Cool- Augie T is a real Warrior FAN!!!

  205. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 4:20 pm

    hmmm … that revised depth chart above…
    doesn’t each position require two players on the field at each time? So that means we have one reliever for two positions?

  206. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 4:21 pm

    Calvin, get one for me, too. Mahalo, brah

  207. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:22 pm


    Okay if you insist. I guess I’ll have to have 2 beers now. I promise one of them will be for you.

  208. PowderPuff June 12, 2009 4:23 pm

    HELLO, CFK! Long time no talk. I am sorry…I think I owe you something. Will e-mail you.

  209. wafan June 12, 2009 4:23 pm

    CfK . . .

    Good thing you have two hands, then.

  210. Cindy C June 12, 2009 4:25 pm

    okay, just given to me now, and shucks I can’t do it!!

  211. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:26 pm


    I think the three are the “first team” which means any two of them could actually start the game, the 3rd will be the rotating sub and all three will probably end up playing about the same amount of downs.

    The “second team” are the next 2-3 subs who would rotate in for fatigued players, injuries, bad play, etc..

    the question I have is what about the linebackers?

  212. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:28 pm

    Hello powder, wafan…everybody else. Sorry I’ve been lurking way more than participating. Working alot and doing off season conditioning. Since we’re less than 90 days from kickoff…its time for my game face again.

  213. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:30 pm

    Hi Liz, Kekoa, Jason…who else is on right now. I’ll be leaving to start drinking adult beverages shortly…

  214. Kazz June 12, 2009 4:33 pm

    Augie T?

    Wow what’s he up to nowadays?

    Funny guy. 😎

  215. JerryFleck June 12, 2009 4:33 pm

    Mahina Elenecki?

  216. postmanke June 12, 2009 4:35 pm

    g-nalo- there was another local girl who played with Tita, very cute face. her name began with an “E”?

    Mahina Elenecki

  217. JerryFleck June 12, 2009 4:37 pm

    I always thought Lauren Duggins was flammable

  218. postmanke June 12, 2009 4:38 pm

    lol tita ahuna..

    suzanne eagye gotta be thrown in there too then..

  219. Calvin from Kona June 12, 2009 4:39 pm

    I agree with all. Not a big vb fan but a fan of Mahina, Sarah, Jen Wilton, Karrie…hmmm a few more

  220. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 4:39 pm


    Thanks, brah. That way I can watch my calories and still enjoy a beer.

  221. haka June 12, 2009 4:41 pm

    mahina eleneki

  222. haka June 12, 2009 4:46 pm

    hey, what about aaron wilton. he made all the young girls screeeeeem.
    ah those were the days when the sheriff was rockin.
    maybe the change of the guard and the new recruits will bring ’em back!
    pound da coconut!
    go warriors!

  223. Kazz June 12, 2009 4:46 pm


    Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on a job well done!

    Auwe to Detroit Coach Mike Babcock and veteran players like Kris Draper, Tomas Holmstrom, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Henrik Zetterberg for NOT getting this Detroit Red Wing machine up and running from the start as they should.

    The so-called “savior” of the NHL Sidney Crosby still has to prove he can take control of a game, luckily for him, his teammates, ESPECIALLY goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stepped up when it mattered.

    Too bad these teams are in separate conferences, would be great for the NHL on a national scale to have these teams going at it on a regular basis. The ratings for the Stanley Cup Finals this season has been higher than it’s been and hopefully this continues.

    Having played the sport extensively not too long ago and then coaching it, I hope that hockey does catch on. It’s a great spectator sport. It has constant speed, aggressiveness (sometimes deliberate and dangerous considering the speed and size at which these guys play at), and world-class skill.

  224. postmanke June 12, 2009 4:50 pm

    Sarah Chase on her motorcycle was smokin. Tania Brunton dolled up… tried to flirt with her at big man camp party one year.. Kalia McGee would have none of that!

  225. CookieFleck June 12, 2009 4:52 pm

    Pono Maa & Brian Poppinga …hubba hubba

  226. Dirty Commish June 12, 2009 4:54 pm

    LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:
    June 12th, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Would it be easier to pick the five favorite Jessicas?

    1. Jessica Alba
    2. Jessica Simpson
    3. Bart Simpson
    4. Bart Maverick
    5. Dallas Mavericks
    6. Dallas Cowboys


    Oooooooooooh thems fightin’ words!!! 😛

  227. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 4:57 pm

    When the Men’s Volleyball got stripped of its National Championship Title, it seemed like the air started leaking out of the program and no one could find a patch that worked. HF certainly didn’t appear to be fighting very hard to keep the title. May of made some people think that maybe the AD knew something they weren’t privy too and didn’t want to make matters worse.

  228. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 5:00 pm

    Linebackers? Shall we venture to guess?
    Blaze Soares, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, and Corey Paredes

    Middle Linebacker.. we only got two there anyway..
    Mana Lolotai, and Jake Heun.

  229. haka June 12, 2009 5:04 pm

    bcs teams get busted with players taking cash and get a slap on the wrist.

    hawaii gets stripped because a player “played” with players who got paid.

  230. Kazz June 12, 2009 5:05 pm

    Oooo… Hope to see Haku break into that rotation at DT. Of course still get DA MONSTAH MASCH yeah! 👿

    ST, you think Aaron Rink still get chance fo crack into the rotation at DE?

  231. Kazz June 12, 2009 5:06 pm


    June 12th, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    bcs teams get busted with players taking cash and get a slap on the wrist.

    hawaii gets stripped because a player “played” with players who got paid.

    That’s sums it all up right there yeah?

    PILAU! 🙄

  232. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 5:12 pm

    haka… don’t get me started….


    ok- off to the Dr. then son’s music gig- Second Nature at Poipu Beach tonight!

  233. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 5:14 pm

    Dirty Commish…. bwahahaha! Hail to the Redskins!


  234. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 12, 2009 5:16 pm

    CfK!!!! Hiya!!!!

  235. haka June 12, 2009 5:19 pm

    quick as one swift and she was gone…whoosh

  236. haka June 12, 2009 5:21 pm


  237. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 5:58 pm

    Rink is going to get into the rotation as a pass-rusher. But he has to beef up. He’s quite slender.

  238. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:00 pm

    I sat next to Lauren Duggins on a flight back from L.A. once. She borrowed my People magazine.

  239. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:04 pm

    Top five “Ferds”
    1. Ferd Borsch
    2. “Ferd” Lewis
    3. Ferdinand Magellan
    4. Ferdinand Marcos
    5. Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor*
    * Yes, it’s true: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born “Ferd Lewis.”

  240. addahknowjoe June 12, 2009 6:11 pm


    Knowing you, you thinking about all smiles Suzanne Eagye. =)

  241. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 6:11 pm

    You forgot… King Ferdinand V, who married Isabelle, who gave ships to Columbus.. and the rest is history.

  242. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 6:13 pm

    I should have said.. “The Spanish king who gave ships to an Italian Captain with Portuguese and Spanish sailors to find a new passage way to trade with Indians from India.

    What language barrier, eh?

  243. addahknowjoe June 12, 2009 6:15 pm

    Neil Everett snuck in Ferd on his coverage of SF Giants the other night.

  244. roysan16 June 12, 2009 6:22 pm

    Re-My all time favorite reserve

    1. Shawn Witney-Allen

    The bar would come alive when he came into the game. A five yard run by Shawn would elicit the biggest cheers of the night. People around me loved him. I did, too. Sizing him up, you could tell he was a tough player. He would look to run before throwing the ball irregardless if UH was up by 4 scores in the waning minutes of a game. His throws had a lot of velocity and reminded me of gunslinger.He played what ever little playing time he had for UH with a lot of passion-And what’s proof positive of this is that he continued playing after his UH days were over. He’s earned a lot of respect from his players, fans and coaches for continuing his football. And the glimpses of his tenacity as a reserve at UH he carries on.

  245. el guapo June 12, 2009 6:29 pm

    ok, favorites:

    Shepherd Killen
    Rip Gourley
    Kesi Afalava
    Kyle Mosley
    Marty Sims

  246. Rich2176 June 12, 2009 6:33 pm

    Top 2 Steves:

    1. McGarrett
    2. Blog Host

    In that order!!

  247. Rich2176 June 12, 2009 6:40 pm


    If there are any additional ticket requests, please let me know asap. Currently, the count is up to 210. I’m thinking of getting extras for anyone who hasn’t quite committed yet. email me: rich2176 at yahoo.

  248. wafan June 12, 2009 6:42 pm

    Awe-full!!! 210 Tsai-ko’s in one place. Whoo-hoo!

  249. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:49 pm

    Top five Riches:
    1. Rich Miano
    2. Rich2176
    3. Rich Sheriff
    4. Rich Little
    5. Little Richard

  250. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:52 pm

    Top five Els
    1. El Sid (Fernandez)
    2. El Cid
    3. El Guapo
    4. El Paso
    5 (tie): Elle Woods, Elle MacPherson, LAX.

  251. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:55 pm

    Top five Dirtys
    1. Dirty Bird dance
    2. Dirty South
    3. Dirty Commish
    4. Dirty Dancing
    5. Dirty Harry

  252. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:58 pm

    Top five Gs
    1. G-Mail
    2. G-Unit
    3. G-Force
    4. G-Nalo
    5. Gee Willikers

  253. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2009 6:58 pm

    Back again on the borrowed laptop computer. My five-year-old desktop cannot be revived without major surgery plus all my files and stuff are on a hard drive which I can’t access .About the only things I can do are read the blog posts and play games on this machine. We just got through spending about $1,000 to get the car fixed so I guess I’ll have to tap into the savings account to get back to work. .

  254. wafan June 12, 2009 6:59 pm

    How come El(ly) Mae Clampett is not on the list?

  255. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 6:59 pm

    But there’s only one DPK

  256. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:00 pm

    Are you bringing Margo to the June 20 event?

  257. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:01 pm

    Did I mention that Augie Tulba is Tuesday’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show?

  258. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:05 pm

    Top five Joes
    1. Average Joe
    2. Joe Schmoe
    3. Joe Blow
    4. JoJo
    5 (tie) AddaknowJoe, Jo Polniaczek*

  259. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:06 pm

    * You take the good, you take the bad,
    you take them both and there you have
    The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

    There’s a time you got to go and show
    You’re growin’ now you know about
    The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

    When the world never seems
    to be livin up to your dreams
    And suddenly you’re finding out
    the Facts of Life are all about you, you.

    It takes a lot to get ’em right
    When you’re learning the Facts of Life. (learning the Facts of Life)
    Learning the Facts of Life (learning the Facts of Life)
    Learning the Facts of Life.

  260. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:07 pm

    OK, I’ve done my job to try to build toward 300.

  261. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:11 pm

    Wow six in a row!

  262. Rich2176 June 12, 2009 7:12 pm

    ST – Don’t know if she’ll attend on the 20th. Perhaps you need to nudge her.

  263. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:14 pm

    Hey Stretch

    The kids and I thank-you for your hospitality! One of the kids made it to San Deigo. 🙂
    The other one still in trouble.

  264. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:20 pm

    For a minute there I thought Rich was talking about Paula until I scrolled up

  265. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:24 pm

    Anyone watch Ghost Whisperer? Gives me the heebee geebees!

  266. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:25 pm

    OK that’s my contribution to 300…..

  267. duffer (iPhone) June 12, 2009 7:27 pm

    Oh forgot, nice seeing LizK today

  268. roysan16 June 12, 2009 7:34 pm

    Re-My least memorable moment at a UH game, off field

    The game is over. And my friend, I’d describe as a heavy weight even though he’s small in stature, pool hall owner and family man loses it after the game. And hurls the leftover musibis, maybe three of them, into the direction of the Air Force bench. I stood watching horrified. And knew the heavy gambling losses he took on the game affected his behavior. This image of him winding up, holding the musibis, like they were grenades and hurling them with such madness is forever ingrained in my memory. His eyes were filled with such rage. In his state of mind everything around him was diluted, including his friend, that tried to stop his actions.

  269. A-House June 12, 2009 7:44 pm

    Did anyone watch Leahy & Leahy on Wednesday night?

    Coach Mack was the guest and toward the end of the show he was asked about contacts on the mainland who could assist with recruiting players in the future. Only name to surface was Jesse Sapolu as a possible source. Then, conversation shifted to his sons and Coach Mack started giggle like a young boy in a candy store and he quickly said “can’t talk about that”. Impression I got was that UH may still have a chance to get both even tho’ both have committed to other schools. Older would be a Jr and other Freshman.

    Does Coach Mack still have scholarships? Thought he said all are gone for 2009.

    ST, any knowledge on this?

  270. A-House June 12, 2009 7:46 pm

    BTW, Coach Dana will be the guest next Wednesday on Leahy & Leahy.

  271. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 7:58 pm

    Aren’t they 2010 recruits?
    UH is out of scholarships.

  272. roysan16 June 12, 2009 7:59 pm

    Roy Orbison
    Roy Yamaguchi
    Roy Rogers
    Roy Campanella
    Roy Lichtenstein
    Roy Horn
    Roy Williams

  273. Stephen Tsai June 12, 2009 8:04 pm

    And the El Guapo-Roysan16 merger:
    Elroy Jetson.

  274. roysan16 June 12, 2009 8:20 pm

    About the WAC Football Media Day for the upcoming season


    Which two player representing the Warriors?

    I don’t remember the names of the players selected.

  275. sports for fun June 12, 2009 8:37 pm

    anybody have any favorite sateles?

  276. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 8:40 pm

    Hmmm…speaking of Favorite 5’s or Fab 5’s, who would your all time Favorite 5’s be at each position if you had a depth chart of 5 deep at each position, with wide receivers obviously the exception since we normally use a 4 receiver set. So lets say you can go 3 deep at the 4 receiver positions…


    1. Colt Brennan
    2. Michael Carter
    3. Nick Rolovich
    4. Timmy Chang
    5. Garret Gabriel

  277. sports for fun June 12, 2009 8:40 pm

    to me the most dominate defenses we had was back during the time of niko, al noga, and alvis satele. we’ve had pretty good defense recently, but to me those past defenses could really bring da hurt!! i guess it’s because that was my first exposure to UH football.

  278. sports for fun June 12, 2009 8:43 pm

    wish we had the niko, al noga defenses to go with the colt brennan, davone bess offenses. BCS all four years?

  279. el guapo June 12, 2009 8:46 pm

    Dr. Richard Mamiya
    Dr. Alex Kaloi
    Dr. Larry Sherrer
    Dr. Dan Robinson
    Dr. Roy Kuboyama

  280. Garret June 12, 2009 8:48 pm

    My favorite 5:

    1. Colt Brennan
    2. Niko Noga
    3. Jason Elam
    4. Al Noga
    5. Samson Satele

    Too many worthy people are left out of the 5…just listing 5 is hard!

  281. Garret June 12, 2009 8:49 pm

    Miami reporter posted this from Miami’s practice today.

    Who has better hands: Camarillo or Bess? Too close to call, both don’t drop anything.

  282. Garret June 12, 2009 8:50 pm

    I’ll make my contribution to the 300 with free play links. Please ignore my next batch of posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Study found that the swine flu has been circulating among pigs for many years and was transmitted to humans several months before the official recognition of the outbreak.

  283. Garret June 12, 2009 8:51 pm

    The brain-plug is going through human trials now. The brain-plug is supposed to enable users to control computers and machinery just by thinking, which could allow people who are paralyzed (their limbs still work in many cases but they are “disconnected” from the brain) to move their muscles again.

  284. Garret June 12, 2009 8:51 pm

    The world’s first large-scale floating wind turbine was installed–at a water depth of about 700 feet. It will generate about 2.3 MW from its three 269-foot blades.

  285. Garret June 12, 2009 8:51 pm

    This will have a MAJOR impact on businesses and employees–the IRS is looking at taxing cell phones given to employees, classifying it as a fringe benefit. Having to keep a log of which calls were for business and which were personal calls would make things quite burdensome.

  286. Garret June 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    Teen diagnoses her own medical problem by examining her own tissue in her AP science class.

  287. Garret June 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    Yellow lobster was caught recently, that rare mutation happens in 1 out of 30 million lobsters.

  288. roysan16 June 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    In the eyes of the NCAA, rules state that off season football work outs have to be unsupervised. This basically means the players are basically are on their own. The coaches and school are to be distant from the workouts. Would yesterday’s report of the players scaling the fence indicate that, indeed, the Warrior’s workouts are unsupervised are in compliance? I think it does, certainly. This example would be punctuated.

    On the reading where the Warriors reached the cap of 5 days of allowable off season 7-7 drills, I hope they’re watchful of the 20 hour cap, too.

  289. Garret June 12, 2009 8:53 pm

    Missouri family’s Christmas photo somehow ended up as a life-sized photo in a grocery window in Prague. The mother in the family had posted a high-resolution family photo to her blog and on social networking sites.

  290. Garret June 12, 2009 8:53 pm

    Pretty cool how next-generation robots are being built to be controlled by XBox 360 controllers. Not only is that much cheaper than the regular defense controllers, the soldiers prefer it because they are already accustomed to game controllers.

  291. Garret June 12, 2009 8:54 pm

    Free play links pau.

  292. roysan16 June 12, 2009 8:54 pm

    scratch that. 8 hours cap a week.

  293. Garret June 12, 2009 8:55 pm


    There is no cap for the number of hours players can practice on their own, which includes unsupervised workouts.

    Strength and Conditioning coaches are allowed to be present, but the rest of the coaching staff cannot. So, Mel could be there…

  294. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 8:56 pm

    Running Backs

    1. Nate Ilaoa
    2. Gary Allen
    3. Travis Sims
    4. West Keli’ikipi
    5. Jamal Farmer

  295. al ™ June 12, 2009 8:59 pm

    rumors of a basketball transfer

    Aleksandar Milovic, 6-7, F, Fr.. Duquesne – Hawaii

  296. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:00 pm

    happy birthday ryan!

    you back home or back up north?

  297. Jason June 12, 2009 9:00 pm

    Pauoa Boy: Just imagine putting a team together with just the players from the past ten years, let alone the history of UH football. They’re all young, they could come back for a reunion, right? 🙂

  298. roysan16 June 12, 2009 9:01 pm

    Out-of-Season (during the academic year)
    8 hours/week
    Two required days off

  299. el guapo June 12, 2009 9:01 pm

    Ed Gilliam
    Aran Ahu
    Brian Belcher
    Tom Heffernan
    Jason Ross

  300. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:03 pm


  301. el guapo June 12, 2009 9:03 pm

    Academic year is August to May

  302. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 9:05 pm

    Wide Receivers…screw it I’ll go with 5

    1. Ashley Lelie
    2. Chad Owens
    3. Davone Bess
    4. Ryan Grice-Mullens
    5. Jeff Snyder

  303. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 9:07 pm

    Jason, no joke…a lot of players were before my time, but the last ten years could make up most of an all time UH Football Roster…

  304. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:09 pm

    From the Funny Story File:

    Koakane brought his camping cot to the hospital last night. Gets all comfy and falls fast asleep.

    A few hours later, Mrs. KK wakes him. He was sleeping so soundly, he was startled! He awakens thinking she needs a nurse or a doctor!

    Instead, she speaks to him in a very firm voice, “KK…please, you must leave! Please go home.” Reluctantly he responds, “Why?”

    “You’re snoring so loud, I can’t sleep! GO HOME!”

    Daughter is spending the night with mom tonite. All is well.

  305. roysan16 June 12, 2009 9:16 pm

    301-el guapo

    I see your point. You’re right. But I’m not convinced for I read or heard someone else mentioning they have a cap. I’m guess I’m wrong.

  306. Garret June 12, 2009 9:18 pm


    What I stated in #293 is wrong, as there are of course limitations to the number of hours that players may practice on their own at times of the year. However, it is not the Academic Year. Also, the link you provided shows that the rules are different for football and basketball.

    For all sports other than football and basketball, each member institution may divide the playing season into not more than two distinct segments: In season and out of season.

  307. Garret June 12, 2009 9:19 pm

    The link also explains why UH has their camp before classes begin, as there are no limitations to practice time before classes begin.

    The daily and weekly hour limitations DO NOT apply to preseason practice prior to the start of the first day of classes.

  308. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 9:20 pm


    1. Jesse Sapolu
    2. Samson Satele
    3. Kani Kauahi
    4. Lui Fuata
    5. Derek Fa’avi

  309. el guapo June 12, 2009 9:21 pm


    It figures that there would be some kind of limitation. After all, NCAA regulates summer basketball and baseball even though it’s not during the school year. Bunch of scumbags.

  310. Jason June 12, 2009 9:21 pm

    What about John Estes?

  311. Garret June 12, 2009 9:24 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Wasn’t Samson just a center for one season at UH? I’d put him on the guard list and not the center list.

  312. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:25 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 12th, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    Did I mention that Augie Tulba is Tuesday’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show?

  313. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:32 pm

    shall i work on the following week’s guest?

    how about chris tormey?
    he could be busy on the recruiting trail, but, he would be a top pick.

    how about ron lee? he would be an excellent though rather elusive guy to track down along with brother cal.

  314. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:42 pm

    No luv for Rich Miano huh? Stellar NFL record with ST’s favorite team. Returns to his Alma Mater where he continues to coach some fine defensive backs. tsk, tsk…

  315. roysan16 June 12, 2009 9:45 pm

    Favorite Player

    1. Garrett Gabriel

    Beat BYU twice

    Favorite Coach

    1. Bob Wagner

    Beat BYU three times

  316. Jason June 12, 2009 9:46 pm

    roysan16: Hehe, like your thinking in #315. 🙂

  317. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:46 pm

    What about the yeoman in the trenches like our very own Pride of the Warriors?…Mr. Keith Ah Yuen, ladies & gentlemen.

  318. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:46 pm

    very good point kekoa.

  319. al ™ June 12, 2009 9:49 pm

    kekoa….got you covered on #317

    al ™:

    June 11th, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    top warriors…..

    keith ah yuen. not only an all wac player, but, an all time great guy. really. a leader in the community. an example to men of how you should act 24/7.

    and the brother is one tsaiko and its best singer on top of that.

    ask him what’s his secret.

  320. Jason June 12, 2009 9:52 pm

    Keith Ah Yuen — definitely Tsai-ko Tsingers Top 5. In terms of football — eh, before my time. 🙂

  321. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 9:58 pm

    I think Rich Miano would be a good guest.

    We can ask him about all the different coaches his been with and how this team is different. We can ask him his assessment of every defensive player as of Spring. Who will have a break out year..etc.. etc..

  322. Kekoa June 12, 2009 9:59 pm

    I still get chicken skin everytime I think about how it felt in the stands watching Gabriel take BYU apart. It was an emotional feeling unlike anything I had ever felt before! It wasn’t just a beating, it was the humiliation so many of us fans had hungered for. We BEAT byu to a pulp!

    It took the rest of that night and into the next morning for the exuberance of that win to begin to wear off…and then the replay was on at 10:00 AM! It confirmed that the game was for real, it wasn’t just a dream.

  323. Kekoa June 12, 2009 10:03 pm

    Thanks for watching out for the big guy Al.

  324. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 10:06 pm

    John Estes still playing, I wasn’t thinking of any current players…

    Samson Satele is a better Center in my book, but most of the guys can play multiple positions, so I’ll combine my Guard/Tackle list in no particular order…


    1. Vince Manuwai
    2. Kynan Forney
    3. Mark Tuinei
    4. Adrian Klemm
    5. Wayne Hunter
    6. Kaulana Noa
    7. Tala Esera
    8. Hercules Satele
    9. Keith Ah Yuen
    10. Keith Ah Soon

  325. madeinhawaii June 12, 2009 10:15 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Hawai‘i high jumper Amber Kaufman captured the program’s first medal at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships since 1984 after winning the bronze medal Friday in the high jump finals at the University of Arkansas’ John McDonnell Field.

  326. PowderPuff June 12, 2009 10:19 pm

    re #322 – Kekoa, amen on your “chicken skin” comment. I remember there were some folks in the press box who had to run out of the box so that they could “let it all out.”

  327. d1島 June 12, 2009 10:22 pm

    Congratulations Amber Kaufman!

  328. protector June 12, 2009 10:23 pm

    Reply to ‘roysan16’:
    I agree with you about Bob Wagner; he was terific & a classy guy–unfortunately UH did not handle his departure in a classy way. As for Garrett Gabriel-no way. UH won DESPITE him & not because of him. You forget the stellar cast he was with & that awesome D. Have you forgotten that aside from the 2 BYU blowouts, he averaged approx.less than 200 YPG & I think he made 70 to 80 yards against the likes of New Mexico, UTEP & others. He was pathetic & kind of a big-headed braggart on campus. I will admit that he did play injured at times & it hampered his performance, but please don’t mention him in the same breath as Colt & Rolo. Gabriel showed the same poor judgement of when to run or pass as Timmy Chang did & also shared the same penchant for throwing into multiple coverage to a preferred receiver
    instead of to the open guy (same as Timmy)–Colt & Rolo never had that weakness.

  329. Ralph June 12, 2009 10:24 pm

    the girl who won the high jump is a 6’4″ OH for Texas, she jumped her height. she is complemented with 6’5 and 6’3 middle blockers.

  330. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 10:26 pm

    Hmmm…now Defense, this is going to be difficult

    Defensive Lineman in no particular order

    1. Al Noga
    2. Ma’a Tanuvasa
    3. Travis Laboy
    4. Isaac Sopoaga
    5. Ikaika Alama-Francis
    6. Melilia Purcell
    7. Colin Scotts
    8. Kila Kamakawiwo’ole
    9. David Veikune
    10. Taase Faumui

  331. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2009 10:27 pm

    Oh yeah-


    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  332. el guapo June 12, 2009 10:28 pm

    PB – sorry to intrude, but Mark Tuinei didn’t play O-line

  333. roysan16 June 12, 2009 10:39 pm

    My most hated team

    1. TCU

    I’m not sure if we ever beat them.

    Most hated opposing coach

    1. Dennis Franchione, TCU

    Defended his O-Lines uses of the chop block, much to the disliking of Coach Jones.

    Dennis Wayne Franchione

  334. oldie June 12, 2009 10:40 pm


    I know you were cheering for the Red Wings, but I was glad that the Penguins were able to win the Stanley Cup.

    My son worked on a project involving the Penguins and was given an autographed Sidney Crosbie jersey for his efforts.

    They installed “yinzcam” in the Mellon Arena. Would be great to have that Aloha Stadium, but it would be too costly given the state of our economy.

  335. penguin June 12, 2009 10:44 pm


  336. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 10:46 pm


    1. Falaniko Noga
    2. Pisa Tinoisamoa
    3. Jeff Ulbrich
    4. Mark Odom
    5. David Maeva
    6. ML Johnson
    7. Alvis Satele
    8. Solomon Elimimian
    9. Adam Leonard
    10. Pete Noga

  337. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 10:49 pm

    el guapo,

    Check again, Mark Tuinei was an Offensive Tackle for the Dallas Cowboys during the Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith years…

  338. Jason June 12, 2009 11:00 pm

    Wasn’t Tuinei a DL at UH? But he played OT in the pros.

  339. d1島 June 12, 2009 11:04 pm

    Jason/Pauoa Boy,

    Dats wat I tot, too.

    Also, IIRC Niko Noga was primarily a DL while at UH.

  340. roysan16 June 12, 2009 11:08 pm

    Favorite Former UH Assistant Football Coach

    1. Mike Cavanaugh

    He had a hands on approach to coaching. Watching him at UH practices I’d see him teaching his players by himself getting in front of the player and instructing them to raise their elbows higher or narrow their stances. The next practice it would be something different. But he kept at it, workman like, reminding his players of the little things, like keeping their shoulders square-and he’d actually manually square their shoulders. He kept drilling it into them. The bemusing part is watching the players eyes as they follow Coach Cav, maybe half the size of most of the players, trying to mimic a OL pulling block or trap block. He had a great relationship with his players. And it was no mistake that he chose the farthest distance on the field away from the rest of the team and the public–so that the players got his full attention.

  341. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 11:10 pm


    1. Leonard Peters
    2. Rich Miano
    3. Nate Jackson
    4. Hyrum Peters
    5. Abraham Elimimian
    6. Kevin Millhouse
    7. Walter Briggs
    8. Dana McElmore
    9. Eddie Klaneski

  342. Pauoa Boy June 12, 2009 11:13 pm

    Anyway, I know I left out choke guys but das who I could remember, everybody else is before my time…

    I forgot Leo Goeas and Joe Onosai too on the Oline…

    Didn’t Tuinei pass away from drug overdose???

  343. Kekoa June 12, 2009 11:14 pm

    protector ~ Re-read my observation for the one game that made us all feel good. It was all about kickin’ BYU’s A$$! Gabriel was the QB, and had a good game. I give him credit for that game…period.

    Others like him, and that’s fine. You don’t like him because you see some flaws in his game, and that’s OK. Good on ya!

    Colt will hold the #1 spot in my book until someone else breaks ALL his records. None of the other QB’s really measure up. I liked some of them, like Rolo, but Colt…he was special.

  344. Long Time UH Fan June 12, 2009 11:17 pm

    Tom Tuinei played DT
    Mark played OL

  345. Jason June 12, 2009 11:22 pm

    Back in 1983, this little-known defensive end from Hawaii somehow made the Cowboys’ roster as a true project player with upside. As it turned out, the scouts were only half right about him.

    He did have upside, just not as a defensive end. He switched to offense and it wasn’t long before Mark Tuinei was a fixture at left tackle on the Cowboys’ offensive line. As was the case with many other players, Tuinei’s individual success didn’t come until the team exploded onto the scene in the 1990s.

  346. Kekoa June 12, 2009 11:27 pm

    Attention ST and all the Tsaiko’s ~ Late Breaking News

    (J)James’ mom was rushed to surgery this eve. Not sure what her condition is at this moment, he is understandably shaken by this emergency.

    Prayers to her and hoping for the best outcome.

  347. l_oku June 12, 2009 11:29 pm

    I thought Mark Tuinei had a brother, Tom Tuinei, who went to a mainland school (PAC-10, I think). Tom Tuinei is the one who played pro football.
    I could be wrong. I also vaguely recall them being from Punahou.

  348. Ralph June 12, 2009 11:33 pm

    Hoping from a speedy recovery for JJ’s mom….

  349. PowderPuff June 12, 2009 11:37 pm

    Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts to JJ’s mom, JJ and family.

  350. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 12, 2009 11:50 pm


    Yeah Pittsburgh wanted it more tonight.

    Not too surprised as I felt this Detroit team wasn’t as deep as they were in 97, 98, and 02.

  351. al ™ June 12, 2009 11:58 pm

    tom went to waianae hs and later the university of hawaii. he played with the detroit lions and later in the cfl.

    mark, his brother went to ucla and then transferred to hawaii. had a long illustrious career with the dallas cowboys for 15 years. went as a dlineman but spent most of his time as an all pro olineman.

    mark was probably hawaii’s best.

  352. al ™ June 12, 2009 11:59 pm

    our prayers of healing to j/j’s mother.

  353. Jason June 13, 2009 12:00 am

    My prayers for James, his mom, and his family. I hope everything will be alright.

  354. roysan16 June 13, 2009 12:09 am

    James, my thoughts and prayers to you in this difficult time.

  355. L10pc June 13, 2009 12:27 am

    Prayers and good thoughts for j/j and his mom and the rest of his family.

  356. al ™ June 13, 2009 12:49 am

    can’t leave out larry cole from any all timer lists. one tough haole boy who also had a long run with the dallas cowboys.

    the all time winningest hc was/is dave holmes at 72% he probably made the regents realize that we could move on to d1 ball back in the day. i remember those days well.

  357. COPO June 13, 2009 9:05 pm

    QB – Colt Brennan
    RB – Nate Ilaoa
    FB – Nu’u Fa’aola
    TE – Ron Hall
    OT – Mark Tuinei
    OT – Leo Goeas
    OG – Vince Manuwai
    OG – Samson Satele
    OC – Jesse Sapolu
    WR – Ashley Lelie
    WR – Jason Rivers

    DE – Al Noga
    DT – Ma’a Tanuvasa
    DT – Isaac Sopoaga
    DE – Travis Laboy
    LB – Pisa Tinoisamoa
    LB – Niko Noga
    LB – Solomon Elimimian
    LB – Jeff Ulbrich
    DB – Rich Miano
    DB – Jeris White
    DB – Harold Stringert
    DB – Blaine Gaison

    Punt Returner – Jeff Sydner
    KO Returner – Chad Owens
    Place Kicker – Jason Elam
    Punter – Matt McBriar
    DB –

  358. Mark Tuinei July 8, 2009 4:21 am

    Mark Tuinei…

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