Open return policy

While the Warriors are making an aggressive pursuit of prep prospects, they also are ย saving some room for “rebounds.”

The Warriors have been successful in the past in gaining local players who went away to four-year schools and then decided to return home. The list includes Mark Tuinei, Clint Kuboyama, Lui Fuga, Laanui Correa, Wayne Hunter, ย David Veikune, Kealoha Pilares, Mana Silva and Kaniela Tuipulotu.


  1. Buffoman January 27, 2012 6:06 am

    Am I !?

  2. Buffoman January 27, 2012 6:07 am

    ST, Any thoughts or speculations as to who those rebounds may be?

  3. Bugaz January 27, 2012 6:13 am

    Good morning!!

  4. jm2375 January 27, 2012 6:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    Congrats to the Wahine on their road win last night.


    See you guys at the SSC tonight for some VOLLEYBALL!!!

  5. jeezy33 January 27, 2012 6:15 am


  6. Da Punchbowl Kid January 27, 2012 6:15 am

    Fifffffff! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid January 27, 2012 6:15 am

    Okay, sixt and sevent maybe.

  8. Rambo January 27, 2012 6:18 am


  9. Da Punchbowl Kid January 27, 2012 6:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I imagine with Coach Chow at the helm, we’ll see a few bounce backs.

    Top o’ the pre dawn darkness to Buff, bug, jm, jeez!

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid January 27, 2012 6:20 am

    And you too, Ocho Rambo!

  11. Bugaz January 27, 2012 6:21 am

    Running out of space quick, so you best hurry up and make a decision! Be the Warrior!

  12. Slugger January 27, 2012 6:26 am

    Good morning, gangees!

    Shane…Shane….Come home, Shane….

    or whatevah your name is… ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Slugger January 27, 2012 6:27 am

    Eh, brah DPK!

    Y’all have a good day now, ya hear!

  14. al January 27, 2012 6:29 am

    shane? he’s the hs oline talent we pursue. no bounceback.

  15. al January 27, 2012 6:31 am

    st…what a huge subliminal message!

    huge in the literal sense of the word.

  16. Buffoman January 27, 2012 6:33 am

    So, are rebounds also going to be announced on signing day? I realize that there would probably no truth to speculation but is there any possible guess as to who the rebound(s) may be?

  17. d1shima January 27, 2012 6:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Do they need to show a receipt?

  18. J-Dog January 27, 2012 6:36 am

    Pac-12 rebounds baby!

  19. ai-eee-soos January 27, 2012 6:40 am


  20. Bryson January 27, 2012 6:50 am

    Since Rebounds have to sit for a year any way what good would it do to save a schollie for them this class when they wouldn’t count towards it anyway?….unless there are rebounds who might have sat out already and are eligible this spring…..the suspense is killing me!!!

  21. tom mui January 27, 2012 6:56 am


    Feb. 1 is so close … but the suspense is mounting too high!

  22. al January 27, 2012 7:00 am

    a rebounder could also have graduated and play right away.

  23. al January 27, 2012 7:04 am

    yup tommui…doesn’t it just make you want to have a nice thick juicy burger with all the good stuff and a heap load of fries!….?

  24. duffer January 27, 2012 7:14 am


    What are you doing up so early?

    Good road win for the Wahines. Gave up 21 offensive rebounds though.

  25. Buffoman January 27, 2012 7:14 am

    I guess ST has done it again. Great start to a much anticipated weekend. So hungry (for information) you can taste it, but got to wait in line.

    Nice tease, your bloggers are drooling with anticipation.

  26. WarriorNY January 27, 2012 7:17 am

    I guess we’re pretty set at TE now anyway. Good luck to Mr. Bush-Loo.

  27. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 7:21 am


  28. al January 27, 2012 7:21 am

    duffer…i do know why either. na wahine on a roll!

  29. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 7:21 am


  30. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 7:22 am

    Wake up BigHiloFan…

  31. huh? January 27, 2012 7:43 am

    News travels slow to New York. Bush-Loo declared such on Wednesday.

  32. al January 27, 2012 7:45 am

    i should go back to bed…its cold outside.

    hey…the gibber could use some rebounders, too.

  33. graham January 27, 2012 7:48 am

    In my opinion they should not let players come back if they recurited them and they decided not to come here. It would make players think twice about leaving the Island

  34. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 8:03 am

    Always nice to welcome home a prodigal son who slept with the pigs.

  35. truegreen January 27, 2012 8:05 am

    gib got plenty rebounders…could use some shooters…

  36. Kukui High School January 27, 2012 8:11 am

    graham– I guess you’ve never needed a second chance at anything huh?

  37. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 8:13 am

    Luke 15:

    21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

    22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

    23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

    24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

    26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

    27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

    28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

    29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

    30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

    31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

    32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.


  38. Kukui High School January 27, 2012 8:14 am

    Besides, I guess all of those rebounders ST mentioned never did anything for the program anyways right Graham?

  39. Haleakala January 27, 2012 8:19 am

    I didn’t know that Kealoha Pilares was a rebounder. It seems like he played for UH for a very long time.

  40. PONO January 27, 2012 8:21 am

    Pilares initially went to Air Force

  41. tom mui January 27, 2012 8:21 am

    AL: #23 M,T,Thurs? M,T so I can find out what the oracle said – and Thurs to confirm if the oracle was correct!

  42. truegreen January 27, 2012 8:23 am

    I think Kealoha went to Air Force prep academy so he was able to come back and play his full four years at UH.

  43. al January 27, 2012 8:30 am

    if we can’t land that running back…we could still convert chinedu amadi and bubba poueu-luna to rb’s.

    heck, just do it.

  44. Couch potato January 27, 2012 8:34 am

    in the good old days there was nothing like flipping through your black book and finding a rebound.

  45. Kekoa January 27, 2012 8:36 am

    Aloha Friday Tsaiko’s!

    You are all invited over to the Ceded Lands tomorrow to check out the new KROC Center.

    Grand opening at 10 AM. Just tell ’em “Kekoa” sent you. (DPK…bring Sweetikins and wear your Speedos with matching swim cap).

    One of the coolest things about this huge multi-million dollar facility is the access to so many services for all ages.

  46. Couch potato January 27, 2012 8:36 am

    no forget will gregory, st was high on him last season.

  47. Couch potato January 27, 2012 8:40 am

    heard the kroc center get one 18-person jacuzzi. guess that means 9-tsaiko jacuzzi.

  48. truegreen January 27, 2012 8:44 am

    Yup Kekoa, looks great from afar. Can practically see it from my office window.

  49. Kevin January 27, 2012 8:46 am

    Couch potato:

    January 27th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    in the good old days there was nothing like flipping through your black book and finding a rebound.

    That’s what Facebook is for now. ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜†

  50. Couch potato January 27, 2012 8:52 am

    Kevin, going be spooky looking up old flames and seeing how cruel the years have been to them. on the other hand, bald and rotund could be a turn off to them. ๐Ÿ˜†

    that’s why good to have the good old days to look back on.

  51. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 8:55 am

    All I know is, if all the Tsaikos go into any of the pools, they better not exit all at one time, oddawise somebody diving or coming down the tube might get hurt when they hit bottom.

  52. Kevin January 27, 2012 8:56 am

    Couch potato:

    January 27th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Kevin, going be spooky looking up old flames and seeing how cruel the years have been to them.

    You call it spooky, I call it free amusement. ๐Ÿ˜†

  53. 3-Prong January 27, 2012 9:01 am

    Yes, don’t “burn the bridge” if they decide to leave. So much ca happen when the local kids go away. Wish them well and mention that the door is always open.

  54. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 9:02 am

    Couch Potato,

    Das one sure way to get over the old flame. Although I’ve seen a couple that have aged very well. But den, my wife is 19 years younger than me, none of my “old” flames can beat that!

  55. RZ January 27, 2012 9:11 am

    Are the rebounders also those who were offered scholies to other schools but later told that they will have to grayshirt or walkon to the program? So they choose to switch?

  56. Couch potato January 27, 2012 9:12 am

    sometimes when i see them in person, i’m thinking *thank god i didn’t marry her* and she’s thinking *thank god i didn’t marry that fat slob*. ๐Ÿ˜†

  57. 808Bowler January 27, 2012 9:16 am

    Morning everyone.

  58. Couch potato January 27, 2012 9:16 am

    looking forward to a great weekend and an eye popping feb. 1.

  59. d1shima January 27, 2012 9:17 am


    January 27th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Are the rebounders also those who were offered scholies to other schools but later told that they will have to grayshirt or walkon to the program? So they choose to switch?

    What’s your 40 time? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. SteveM January 27, 2012 9:19 am

    Good morning everyone!

    RE: #48

    Couch Potato — Tsai-ko planning estimates for Cattle Calls averages only 50% extra space.

    e.g. Seating for 15-16 needed for 10 Tsai-kos — and they all want end seats. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So should be able to fit at least 12 in a 18-person jacuzzi.

  61. RZ January 27, 2012 9:20 am

    40. I am in no rush to get anywhere.

  62. Couch potato January 27, 2012 9:27 am

    the thing about jacuzzi’s is you don’t know who made the fut bubble.

  63. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 9:34 am

    I thought all seats were “end” seats?

  64. AlaWai January 27, 2012 9:40 am

    When you think about it, Hawai`i is the most difficult home in the US to leave. No place is like Hawai`i. No family, no food, no beach, no language. It goes on. My years away were brutal. You become the haole, the minority and no one knows how to classify you. The athletes going away deserve credit for taking this step in life. No matter where you go, your heart is still here. Let them go with encouragement and welcome them back when they choose to return. Go Chowarriors!

  65. cincodemayonnaisse January 27, 2012 9:42 am

    “Rebounders” as an example, like Pauly Asiata…..just saying. As an example, nothing implied….

  66. Dubturbo January 27, 2012 9:54 am

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  67. Buffoman January 27, 2012 9:58 am

    Speculating here, what about that big lineman who went to one of those UC schools and kept getting into trouble? Maybe his problem was when he went to order “hamburger steak, gravy all over”, they did not understand, and den they neva have mac salad with bes Foods (they use Miracle Whip, with sweet kine relesh). That would make any food lovin, large and still growning local boy upset.

    Maybe he like come home, for one “You Hungry?” or Fat Boy plate lunch without the hassle, and some football under Coach Chow.

  68. al January 27, 2012 10:02 am

    46…is KROC the acronym for





    or did the ray kroc foundation toss in some cash?

  69. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 10:02 am

    Problem is, if the big lineman isn’t academically up to snuff, he can’t play until he gets his grades in order. He’ll have to walk on, in that case.

  70. nettebladet svindel January 27, 2012 10:06 am

    EMM … Jeg kan ikke fรฅ det ..

  71. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 10:10 am


    Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $110 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonaldโ€™s founder Ray Kroc. As a condition to the significant Kroc grant, the community also raised nearly $23 million locally, bringing the project to $133 million.

    When Mrs. Kroc passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion โ€“ much of her estate โ€“ to The Salvation Army, by far the largest charitable gift ever given to The Army, and the largest single gift given to any charity at one time. The initial disbursements of this bequest began in January 2005. The gift had by then grown to $1.8 billion and was split evenly among the four Army Territories โ€“ Central, East, South and West. The money was designated to build a series of state-of-the-art Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers nationwide patterned after the San Diego center.

  72. pig January 27, 2012 10:14 am

    don’t forget tafiti uso, wr that went to stanford

  73. al January 27, 2012 10:24 am

    mih…mean that one.

  74. Wes'side Warrior January 27, 2012 10:29 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Wow, nice, your new playground, Kekoa! Can’t wait to get back home for a visit! And I gotta stop in at Sumo’s (Kapolei) for another (char siu) fried rice plate. That’s my rebound! Going home for local food! If no can, then gotta at least make it to Vegas for the buffet lines… breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  75. Kekoa January 27, 2012 10:35 am


    January 27th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Yup Kekoa, looks great from afar. Can practically see it from my office window.


    Didn’t you say that your office was in Seattle? LOL!

  76. Elenore Kostyla January 27, 2012 10:41 am

    I really adore the sport and can’t read enough about it! Thanks for sharing the information with me, I will return every month to read more. Thanks for this blog!

  77. Kekoa January 27, 2012 10:46 am

    MIH ~ ..and just how is that young, beautiful bride of yours? Haven’t seen you folks since the mtg in Waikiki.

    I need to come see you about a picture frame to be handmade. It’s approximately the size of the largest movie photos you see in the theater lobbies. Nothing fancy, just something to display it until I get tired of looking at it.

    You should see some of the photos BarryM shot at the Pro Bowl practice session yesterday. Wow!…look like you were inside the action!

    Great candid shots of the players and the fans just relaxing and enjoying each others company…as it should be. No pushing or shoving, just smooth and easy.

  78. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 10:51 am


    email me with the dimensions.

    madeinhawaii at hawaii(.)rr(.)com

  79. Kekoa January 27, 2012 10:51 am

    WW ~ Sumu’s has called on me a few times this past month. Winter on da Wessai brings a little chill at night. Couple scoops later, dey make U stomach come warm!

  80. jkjones January 27, 2012 10:53 am

    id rather have rebounders than grayshirts. rebounders are known qualities with some college experience. we have always had rebounders, but i suspect, under Chow, it could be significant. REM Agenhart Ellis (Kam/KU) and Arnold Morgado (Pun/MSU)? Rebounders, both played in the hula bowl.

    Since many local boys go to the PAC 12, there are many that may be nostalgic for Honolulu’s City lights. Here’s the problem, a rebounder must gain a release from his school. It could get nasty as Jeff Tedford, testy Golden Bear head coach demonstrated with SLHS athlete Scott Smith.

  81. Kekoa January 27, 2012 10:53 am

    Rajah Dat MIH.


  82. truegreen January 27, 2012 10:54 am

    #76 Kekoa:

    Nah, was only up there for the game. I’m a Kapolei-an…

  83. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 10:56 am

    kroc center = super duper YMCA?

  84. al January 27, 2012 10:57 am

    scott smith was interested in being a rebounder…but the coach didn’t talk to him at all.

    how’s that?

  85. Snap808 January 27, 2012 11:02 am

    If you cannot rebound then you have to walk on. Earn it the hard way.

  86. Couch potato January 27, 2012 11:02 am

    that sucks.

  87. Couch potato January 27, 2012 11:03 am

    regarding ss.

  88. d1shima January 27, 2012 11:13 am

    {{{SHAKING HEAD}}}

  89. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 11:25 am

    I thought Scott Smith only received a limited release which allowed him contact with Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon, only?

  90. Kekoa January 27, 2012 11:26 am

    MIH ~

    The dye is cast my friend…

  91. Kekoa January 27, 2012 11:36 am

    For more information on the KROC center:

    For a video report filmed this morning at the center:

  92. Kekoa January 27, 2012 11:45 am

    Ipu Man ~ Supah Dupah ‘Y’ is a perfect description. They added all the stuff we wish we had in our ‘Y’ back in the dark ages.

    BTW – My Brother-in-law is known as the Ipu Man in Sacramento. He makes all different size Ipu’s for the Halau participants on the West Coast.

    Some of the Tsaiko’s have an example of his handi-work. Are you involved in crafting Ipu’s here at home?

  93. Bowwar January 27, 2012 12:12 pm

    TGIF — It’s a BIG weekend, so let the games begin as recruits are treated to a bit of Aloha and hopefully, some will choose to become Warriors. Dunno about rebounders as they can bounce all around the place, for the ones that are “certain” they want to be Warriors, we welcome them to the Ohana!

    Imua Warriors!

  94. madeinhawaii January 27, 2012 12:15 pm


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  96. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 12:18 pm

    Kekoa, I made a lot of ipu lamps here in Hawaii. But got the idea for my name from a faux stained glass I did of a Hawaiian in a bamboo forest with an ipu in his hands. In fact, started today to make another one which I will show at next year’s Christmas craft show. Warm

    regards to you and your brother, the ipu man.


  97. A.M. January 27, 2012 12:18 pm

    Re #85: That’s why the local guys who want to go Mainland & think “the grass is greener on the other side,” better think twice & choose wisely. Nowadays, may not always be easy to come back to the home team after a decision is made.

  98. d1shima January 27, 2012 12:27 pm

    Hey all you lurkers!

    Awesome…simply awesome. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  99. whitey January 27, 2012 12:32 pm

    d1, that’s why hawaii keeps electing “niele minded” people. their noses are bigger than most.

  100. War-E-Or January 27, 2012 12:32 pm

    good morning all

  101. War-E-Or January 27, 2012 12:33 pm

    i meant noon, lol

  102. whitey January 27, 2012 12:34 pm

    simple basic things, like helping to create or preserve jobs is not their idea of a good session.

  103. d1shima January 27, 2012 12:37 pm


    When those folks hear people cheering, “GO! GO!”

    They think: Governmental Overreach

  104. Kevin January 27, 2012 12:37 pm

    All talk. Hawaii can’t even keep track of what roads needs repaired or which watermain is going to break next.

    It’s a nice discussion piece and it won’t fly.

  105. Couch potato January 27, 2012 12:38 pm

    looks like i’ll be piggybacking on someone else’s unpassword protected wireless connection. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  106. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 12:38 pm

    The end is near…

  107. Couch potato January 27, 2012 12:42 pm

    i have 2012 calendars for sale. last one you’ll ever need!

  108. Kevin January 27, 2012 12:43 pm

    “Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.”

  109. Kevin January 27, 2012 12:43 pm

    2013 calendars are sitting in a warehouse next to the San Fran 49ers conference champs shirts.

  110. al January 27, 2012 12:46 pm

    well at least i didn’t instigate today’s politic banter.

  111. wafan January 27, 2012 12:48 pm

    Weekend at last!

  112. whitey January 27, 2012 12:49 pm

    kevin, neva say that. starting march 1st, when you go to renew your driver’s license, you got to bring your birth certificate, and the legal papers if you married or divorced. if you go there to re-register, they will deny you. how’s that for our legislature????

  113. whitey January 27, 2012 12:50 pm

    i was wondering why whenever the legislature meets, the old timers use to say “shibai”.

  114. Couch potato January 27, 2012 12:55 pm

    i think it’s march 5th. it’s just a part of the federally mandated real id act. somewhere along the line this was bound to happen.

  115. cake noodle January 27, 2012 12:55 pm

    Anyone have a list of who is tripping this weekend to UH?

  116. Kevin January 27, 2012 12:56 pm


    No worries, I don’t have to renew my license until 2014 but then again…pau so no worries. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  117. Couch potato January 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    oh, and no forget your ss card too.

  118. Couch potato January 27, 2012 12:57 pm

    Kevin, lol.

  119. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:00 pm

    i don’t have a list but i’m sure the coaches have one and maybe al has another.

  120. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:02 pm

    remarkable insights. you truly belong in a hall of fame.

  121. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:02 pm


  122. Steve January 27, 2012 1:05 pm

    Hey d1shima, how you make that face?

  123. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:05 pm

    let me take a stab at it.

    Brostek, Lakalaka, Fiso, Milovale, Januska…

    you think Wooching or Bush-Loo still going visit?

  124. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:08 pm

  125. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:08 pm

    You seen ’em?

  126. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:09 pm


    : mrgreen :

    leave out da spaces ๐Ÿ˜‰

  127. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:15 pm





















    blah : |

    mr. green : mrgreen :

  128. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:15 pm



  129. Steve January 27, 2012 1:16 pm

    Thx, d1shima. ๐Ÿ˜€

  130. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:23 pm

    This is funny….

    A MN Trooper related (I’m abridging because I can’t cut and paste):

    I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding.

    I asked her for her License, Registration and Proof of Insurance.

    She obliged with all the requested documents. In the documents I was surprised to see (because of her advanced age) a Concealed Carry Permit.

    I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at that time.

    She said she indeed had a .45 automatic in the glove box.

    Something about her demeanor made me ask if she had any other weapons.

    She admitted that she had a 9mm Glock in her center console.

    I had to ask her to tell me if that was all.

    She responded that she had one more – a .38 Special in her handbag.

    I asked her what she was so afraid of.

    She said, “Not a f*@$#n’ thing!”


  131. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 1:24 pm

    Boy you guys are getting antsy waiting for Wednesday since nothing to contribute but smiley faces

  132. Steve January 27, 2012 1:28 pm

    Thx, coachpotato & d1shima. Think that should do it for my lessons for today. Do not think this old brain can handle any more. ๐Ÿ˜€

  133. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 1:33 pm

    What is so awesome about John Mizuno’s proposal that is so facist and scary to our individual rights.

  134. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:40 pm

    this pac-12 player needed to talk to the coach so he called his house. the coach’s wife answered the phone and said the coach is not home yet but i’ll tell him to call you. what is your number? five.

  135. whitey January 27, 2012 1:45 pm

    cp, you neba no, might be fun to talk to mrs chow.

  136. whitey January 27, 2012 1:46 pm

    i think she must have sum guud ones up her sleeve.

  137. Couch potato January 27, 2012 1:47 pm

    oldtimer808, nothing awesome, that’s why d1shima put the evil face on there.

  138. d1shima January 27, 2012 1:57 pm


    Did he know the # because he read the roster or because someone told him what he was wearing? ๐Ÿ˜†

  139. Stephen Tsai January 27, 2012 2:05 pm

    Alex Green has landed.

    Or so he tweets.

  140. Couch potato January 27, 2012 2:07 pm

    d1shima, obviously someone told him.

  141. Stephen Tsai January 27, 2012 2:08 pm

    My sleep habits are all off. It’s the NFL’s fault.

  142. Couch potato January 27, 2012 2:09 pm

    would have been a better line if Alex played for philadelphia.

  143. Couch potato January 27, 2012 2:10 pm

    ST, i hate when i miss my naps too.

  144. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 2:20 pm


  145. d1shima January 27, 2012 2:22 pm

    Gotta get ’em early…

    Mahalo to Paul Honda.

  146. TaeBo Jackson January 27, 2012 2:29 pm

    The Mtn may go away, how will this affect UH’s TV deal?

  147. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 2:32 pm

    Thanks sensei couch and d1. (If you point the pointer over

    couches’ many faces, they will tell you what to type…)

  148. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 2:33 pm


  149. koakane January 27, 2012 2:39 pm


  150. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 2:40 pm

    Alfred Hitchcock with a cigarette sticking out his butt???

  151. Couch potato January 27, 2012 2:49 pm

    lactating chimp?

  152. holdem articles January 27, 2012 2:52 pm

    Every now and then I share blogs that are worth while to read, so I shared yours on facebook thanks.

  153. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 2:55 pm

    Is it too late?

    Gotta hurry!

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  160. Bryson January 27, 2012 3:15 pm

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  162. al January 27, 2012 3:19 pm

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  169. HawaiiMongoose January 27, 2012 3:35 pm

    Bryson, just wondering, did you come across that ESPN rumor (#162) somewhere on the Net, or is that speculation based on the Sports by Brooks article?

  170. Buffoman January 27, 2012 3:42 pm

    Mr. A. Wiley’s running style reminds me of two famous runners when they were in college, Gale Sayers (Kansas) and O.J. Simpson (USC). He runs without any effort and simply makes people miss him. He seems to have terrific vision and that burst of speed that is almost undetectable. I think he could do this at the college level with a creative offensive scheme (like Coach Chow’s) and a few more speed/power muscles he’ll grow into.

    I believe he would be the prize of the 2012 graduating HS football class.

    He would look spectacular is dark green and black. With a stellar run blocking line, an offense that uses H-back, T/E and fullbacks in different run/pass schemes, a gifted runner could be simply electric.

    It would be a great catch to get him to commit to Uncle Norm.

  171. Bryson January 27, 2012 3:43 pm

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  172. HawaiiMongoose January 27, 2012 3:48 pm

    Thanks Bryson. I’m hoping ESPN, CBS, NBC and Fox all decide they’d like to bid on a TV deal with the merged conference, and drive up the payment amount to the members.

  173. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 3:48 pm


    looking to the future, watch Kamehameha’s Keaau Chase Peneku, 3.6 gpa. 5-9″‘ 175lbs. 14 yrs old, maybe 15 i dunno. 100m winner last year running back.

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  176. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 4:45 pm

    Buffoman what is A. Wiley’s full name and what high school

  177. al January 27, 2012 4:56 pm

    Aofaga wily….kahuku hs 2013

  178. Buffoman January 27, 2012 4:56 pm

    #179 oldtimer808, I may be misspelling and I’ll apologize ahead of my attempt. Aufoga Wiley and he is a junior at Kahuku HS. My personal classification of him is a tough and “beautiful” runner. As you can see, he is my favorite HS player who has yet to graduate.

  179. Buffoman January 27, 2012 4:56 pm

    Thanks, Al. And my apology for the misspell.

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  181. A-joe January 27, 2012 5:45 pm

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  183. d1shima January 27, 2012 5:58 pm

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  184. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 5:58 pm

    Yes another Kahuku running back from a long line of good runners to come out of the North shore. I hope his academics are realistically up to standards and able to handle college.

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  187. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 6:21 pm

    184. just awesome. simply awesome.

    i’m so worked up i’m gonna go outside and wrestle my Bridgit for her bone!

  188. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 6:27 pm

    true dat

    Kahuku get history of great runners.

    now dat you put A Wily on my radar, gonna watch fo dat name this coming season. thanks

  189. Duh??? January 27, 2012 6:31 pm

  190. d1shima January 27, 2012 6:39 pm

    Yes another Kahuku running back from a long line of good runners to come out of the North shore. I hope his academics are realistically up to standards and able to handle college.

    Two words.

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  191. Ipu Man January 27, 2012 6:40 pm

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  193. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 7:13 pm

    Affirmative d1shima

  194. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 7:17 pm

    I did not want to bring up any names in respect to past student/athletes and the integrity of the school which would not be fair to all the other student/athletes on the North shore who have gone on to do well at the many colleges.

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  200. kapakahi January 27, 2012 8:31 pm

    In addition to Oline (where Warriors lost 6 former starters – Faaumu, Laurel, Lefiti, Leonard, Sapolu, Hansen), JMHO but still need some recruits at the DT position (since lost 3 former starters – Masch, Meotoga, Tuipulotu; and only 5 DTs returning on the roster – Correa, Hanohano, Samia, Matagiese, Friel).

    Kinda wondering since not hearing anything about any possible DT prospects being recruited or tripping this weekend. Not sure what’s up with Sione Lavaka (who committed before coaching change), but other JC DT prospects (Gauta & Pennel) have already committed elsewhere and no top Class of 2012 local high school DT prospects available.

  201. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 8:46 pm

    203. i’m kinda wondering too.

    i find solace in 184. and being a Chowaiian. :mrgreen:

  202. Steve January 27, 2012 8:57 pm

    Kapakahi – Will the Warriors being playing a 4-3 or 3-4, if they will be using the latter, then they only need 5 DT or NG.

  203. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:06 pm

    this is what Anthony Fletcher’s Deseret High School Az Blog is saying about Dustin Adams.

    UND9296 says:

    January 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Have you guys heard anything about Minotโ€™s Dustin Adams possibly decommitting from Hawaii?


    Fritz Jarrett says:

    January 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    We had read some stuff about Adams decommitting from Hawaii, so we were looking into it. I have made some calls on this recently and hereโ€™s how I understand it to be from a source in Minot:

    Gordy Shaw was Adamsโ€™ original recruiter and connection to Hawaii and the main reason why Adams originally committed to play there. Shaw was the o-line coach there and previously had been the o-line coach at USD prior for a short stint and at Minnesota for a very long time under Glen Mason and was the primary recruiter of the state of Minnesota. Shaw has always liked the Minnesota/North Dakota type of o-lineman. Shaw was also solely responsible for bringing 4-year starter and All-American Center Greg Eslinger from Bismarck to Dinkytown. We all know how that turned out.

    Once the 2011 Hawaii staff was ultimately fired in December, Adams reconsidered because Shaw was gone. Our sources in Minot tell us that new Hawaii Head Coach Norm Chow recently flew out to Minot to tell Adams his scholarship offer at Hawaii was still good.

    Since then, Adams has been wavering with Shaw now gone. Also, Northern Illinois has reportedly entered the fold too in the last few weeks. Guess who the o-line coach at NIU is? You got it, former UND o-line coach Rod Carey who is a former o-line assistant at Minnesota under?โ€ฆโ€ฆ.Gordy Shaw.

    It will be interesting to see what Adams does. Stay closer to home and play FCS in the Big Sky for UND, go further from home and play in the MAC at NIU, or go as far away from home as possible to tropical Hawaii and play for Norm Chow in the WAC.

    Weโ€™ll try keep you postedโ€ฆ


    Dustin says:

    January 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    To be techincally correct, Hawaii football will be in the Mountain West starting


    Hambone says:

    January 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Heard the same thing as 9296 about Adams, and also heard he was visiting Northern Illinois at one point.

    Also, other than Jer Garmanโ€™s tweet, have you received confirmation on Ryan Cain? Iโ€™m assuming youโ€™re working up a writeup on him, but I was just curious if there was any other confirmation other than Jerโ€™s tweet.


    Rob says:

    January 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Dustin Adams is committing to Northern Illinois

    Dustin Adams, no doubt NIU is a very good program. you will be very welcome in Hawaii. and you will find yourself extremely well coached, motivated, and learn discipline at the level of #184 above, the Norm Chow level.

    Dustin Adams. read 184 above. you’ll never find that level of preparation, the Norm Chow level of preparation, at NIU. read Coach Chow’s bio. listen to his former players. learn why Utah recruits are coming to Hawaii. the ballers want to play for Chow.

    thats the facts.

  204. oldtimer808 January 27, 2012 9:08 pm

    That Ursua is some athlete. The kid is a heck of a point guard. Coach Gibb could use that boy. He could play wide receiver or a running back.

  205. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:11 pm

    the fact that mums the word gives me the feeling that Dustin Adams is thinking long and hard about his future.

    bottom line, he knows what I said is true. Coach Chow and his crew are bringing excitement to Hawaii football. But one player from the great state will not make or break us.

    on the other hand, Coach Chow could make a great player from the great state of N Dakota.

    been there done that.

  206. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:25 pm

    i was looking at UH’s future schedules for the next three years. UW, OSU, Colo, USC, Boise, Nevada, BYU, etc etc.

    yup, very exciting times. every body gotta up their game.

    c’mon Jimmy D. schedule samoa. ๐Ÿ˜€

    give Coach Chow da big time!

  207. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:27 pm

    kden got work in da am

    no rest fo da … uh. uh. UH. :mrgreen:

    the big thing Dustin gonna hafta get used to is da second language. :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†

  208. Steve January 27, 2012 9:27 pm

    bhf2 – Could it be that he does not think he is good enough to get to the next level. As Coach Chow said from the beginning, he ONLY wants players that believe they can play at the next level, meaning the NFL. ๐Ÿ™‚

  209. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:31 pm

    hey Dustin. i’mma product ah da white people, an da brown people, da yella people, an da Irish people. ๐Ÿ˜€ das why i get all kindsa bifdays. March 17 (Irish), June 14 (Hawn) Jan sumtin (chinee changee)…. Sept (my real birfday).

    so no make funna our differen peeps. ๐Ÿ˜€ we all make funna our differences. no biggie.

    welcome welcome. hope you come join us. you’ll be happy at Aloha Stadium because with you we’re gonna pack da 50K joint.

  210. kapakahi January 27, 2012 9:34 pm

    Some bad news with DL prospect Alonzo Williams (Long Beach Poly, Calif.)….tripping to Texas A&M this weekend instead of UH….with decision down to Texas A&M and U-Dub….!/GregBiggins/status/163043612534374400

  211. kapakahi January 27, 2012 9:35 pm

    But then some potential good new with RB prospect Jeffrey Coprich (Stevenson Ranch, Calif./West Ranch)…..deciding between Cal and UH….

  212. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:37 pm

    Steve Steve Steve

    i wuz tinkin doze same thoughts. i dunno. i’m givin da brudda da bestest of vibes. he’s got da size. and he would get da coaching and motivation that could help him get to the next level. hard for a 18 year old to know for himself if he can make the next level, the only way to find out is combat testing.

    i figure life owes him the chance. his family got ruined by nature recently. hard times. he definitely would be desreving of a opportunity in life.

    and since we know Coach Chow went all day way to Minot, da land of the big blow (was there in ’71 in July on a drive across country across the top on Route 2), i have a preference for Minot’s windy prarie. ๐Ÿ˜€ and wishing da best for their finest big boy.

    he could be one pf the few, the proud, the :mrgreen:

  213. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:43 pm

    i no we no need errybody commit. but we gotta give Coach Chow to know we got his back, gonna support him from da getgo.

    i’m coming to da games. lst alternative is to kick cuz’ kid to da curb, take over her bed; back up plan is fo sleep on cuz’ floor. ๐Ÿ˜† anyway, drag his sorry behind to da games, yella fo Coach to kick sum behind ๐Ÿ˜€

  214. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:45 pm


    good nite y’all. but befo i go, Jimmy D. suggest to Guv dat he gotta get mo involved in getting da Legislature for put da spread out for UH Football. It takes a village. Warrior backup means Pro Bowl backup. everybody gotta help out coach Chow. everybody.

  215. BigHiloFan2 January 27, 2012 9:48 pm

    don’t let anodda JJ development.

    we cannot go halfway with UH Football. we NEED UH football to be at da top of its game.

    its like driving a really nice car. we all benefit from having a beauty in our driveway. and not a piece of krap. we all get habut wit junk. no pride. no feeling of family. no support. and we all end up playing golf. tennis. watching tv. no mo class dat kine. no can. no can.

  216. Steve January 27, 2012 9:49 pm

    bhf2 (215) – I’ve been to SD also, back in 2000. If he or any other recruit wants to play at the next level, they need to come under Coach Chow’s wings. He will make sure they have more then a token shot at playing in the NFL.

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  218. kapakahi January 27, 2012 9:58 pm

    #205. Steve,

    Actually if Warriors switch from 4-3 to 3-4, JMHO that Warriors will still need to recruit at least one more NG since probably only Hanohano & possibly Matagiese could adjust to playing NG since Correa, Samia, Friel are probably better suited to play DEs (as they are all former high school DEs) since returning DEs (Falemalu, Woodard, Yap, Malepeai, Cravens, Dean) just aren’t as big as the past Warrior DEs (Ikaika Alama-Francis, Melila Purcell, Amani Purcell, Reynolds Fruean) that last time Warriors lined up in 3-4 in 2006 under DC Jerry Glanville.

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  220. sports for fun January 27, 2012 10:06 pm

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  221. Steve January 27, 2012 10:09 pm

    Kapakahi – Maybe Chow is thinking of using smaller, faster, DL’s, just like the military academy’s use. Air Force and Navy, have done quite well, with smaller DL’s.

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