On the recruiting trail

Last week, the nine assistant Warrior coaches made evaluation visits to all but one of Oahu’s football-playing schools. (They’ll visit that school next month.)

This week, the coaches are on the road in search of future Warriors.

During the evaluation period, which runs through the end of May, the full-time assistants may watch practices and visit the schools. But a university’s head coach is not permitted to participate in the in-person evaluations. Yep, that’s a dumb restriction, but, hey …

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Here’s the video of UH’s visit to fan Paul Nelson: Surprise video


  1. boolakanaka April 24, 2017 8:23 am


  2. orioles4eva April 24, 2017 8:23 am

    Recruiting is huge, lets get the best student athletes who want to play for Hawaii.

  3. Old School Dave April 24, 2017 9:08 am

    Go Coach Rolo and staff!! No stone unturned.

    Just for the sake of discussion/discourse: Could you construct a 45,000 seat stadium in the Lower Campus? This is Oregon State’s Resser Stadium which has a new Football Center being built in the endzone area.


  4. Down with... April 24, 2017 9:35 am

    Lower Campus Stadium- will never happen due to one main issue…Traffic

    Here’s a galring reason: If the SSC, Les Murakiami Stadium, Wahine Softball Stadium, Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center and the Andrews Amphitheater were to hold full sold out events at Manoa on same day that wouldn’t even equal 25K people. Imagine that traffic mess around UH if we brought a 35K+ stadium into play. Imagine the engineering nightmare needed for just “on and off ramps” to the UH.

    I say move the entire undergraduate school to EWA where there’s ample space for future expansion and a new Stadium (plus the freeways already geared for heavy traffic). Then sell lower campus for a huge profit and use the upper Manoa campus strictly for Master, PhD type programs. And by doing this simple switch…..joila no more traffic towards town during school season and therefore NO NEED to complete the failing rail. selling lower campus will by far generate more than enough money to pay for the land acquiring down in Ewa.

  5. NorthShoreFan April 24, 2017 11:48 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    Great idea to visit some true UH fans!
    Some bird told me that the nurses at the hospital was shocked when they took blood test on Al….it was Green!…lol
    Solid Warrior!

  6. Akamai Okole April 24, 2017 12:36 pm

    Great Afternoon All!


    Das it

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid April 24, 2017 12:57 pm

    Wishing Rolo and company good luck would be trite. These folks know what they’re doing – careful preparation, hard work and a big net will haul in some good ones, I’m thinking!


  8. EasyRider April 24, 2017 1:20 pm

    Realizing football has a full time recruiting staff and effort and are hard on the trail, a little bit of luck in landing some recruiting diamonds would be most welcome.

  9. haka April 24, 2017 5:06 pm

    Seek the Warriors of tomorrow!
    Leave no pride rock unturned!
    The future is now!
    Go Coaches!
    Go Warriors!

  10. kalua pig April 24, 2017 6:22 pm

    what is the one school they nevah go?radford?

  11. madeinhawaii April 24, 2017 6:46 pm

    #3, UH could build a stadium that size on a number of locations on their Manoa campus, however, there would be inadequate parking and access by car, bus or train to accommodate fans. Not sure the waste disposal systems would be sufficient to handle that kind of crowd. The single lane Manoa off ramps from the freeway to UH would be backed up precariously as well as University Avenue and all it’s feeders. Congestion leaving the games would be horrendous as well. People complain about the music being played during practice, what will it be like when they play games? Too many issues.

  12. bg April 24, 2017 8:54 pm

    al, belated hoorahs! Reading the article just made me bust out in happiness! It brings to mind those memorable words once spoken by a charter Tsaiko…”Make memories, make memories”. ‘Nuff said…

  13. cappie the dog April 25, 2017 5:03 am

    Five favorite visits to Aloha Stadium:

    1. U2 concert. And, oh yeah, pearl jam. (Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, The Cars, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Devo should have gotten into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before Pearl Jam.) The highlight of the second night was when Eddie Vedder and Billy Jo Armstrong(of Green Day) accompanied Bono in a rousing rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”.

    2. San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals. What I remember is some San Diego Padres fans griping about the grounds crew in their handling of the pitching mound. “Look at that! They’re using sand!”

    3. Penultimate BYU blow-out. The game in which Ty Detmer’s Heisman Trophy season was deconstructed.

    4. Going to a Hawaii Islanders game with my YMCA Summer Fun group. If you went to the YMCA during the early eighties, groups got to choose nicknames which led to corresponding t-shirts. There was political correctness, even back in the day. Our original name, a consensus vote for the affirmative, “Mental Musubis”, was changed to the Mighty Musubis by the YMCA powers that be. I remember our leader being super-excited about Van Halen’s first two albums. He told me, “____, Brian May is not a better guitarist than Eddie Van Halen.”

    5. Watching Shane Komine pitch for Kalani in the Hawaii State Baseball Tournament. (Nebraska head coach killed his arm.)

    It would be more exciting to have a new stadium, but I think the most prudent move would be to keep on renovating this “dump”(what one ESPN.com reporter described Aloha Stadium as being).

    As for parking and concessions revenue, perhaps Donna Mercado Kim can change hearts and minds.

  14. cappie the dog April 25, 2017 5:10 am

    1. Matt Cooper(24 Ks in 13.2 innings in 3 starts.)

    2. David Freitas(.296 after 27 at-bats, with a HR)

  15. boolakanaka April 25, 2017 6:37 am

    Top 5 Aloha Stadium experiences (all of them free–either the Halawa Housing discount, e.g. jump the wall or was there as a player)

    1. USC v. Hawaii—the game was seminal in that UH football was a game changer both the players and the state.

    2. Waianae v. Punahou, 1977 Prep Bowl–highlight Nathan Fletcher almost killing JK (John Kamana) over the middle–almost 30k in attendance.

    3. Kaiser v. Kamehameha 1979—Kaiser surprises everyone as brudhha Boydie, proves himself to be an all-time prep legend, as he wins back-to-back prep bowls with two different teams.

    4. Steve Wonder concert , circa 85 or 86. Vince Sides and I get these two gals to invite us to the concert, and we then leave with another two wahines (what to say—I was one punk back then)

    5. Playing there 82-85

  16. Nak'sBow April 25, 2017 7:34 am

    Get rid of the stadium authority and let the university operate the stadium. I say build on the Ala Wai golf course closest to UH.

  17. clyde April 25, 2017 8:57 am

    Boola: Fletcher’s brutal clothesline of Kamana altered the game and essentially won it for Waianae as Punahou turned timid the rest of the way. If you saw that play, you’ll never forget it.

  18. boolakanaka April 25, 2017 9:28 am

    Clyde (16) indeed, you are entirely correct….the ohhhhhh and gasp of the entire stadium was something that I can recall like it just happened……

  19. Stephen Tsai April 25, 2017 10:44 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=43143

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