Passing interest

Pick a place, any place.

Downey High quarterback Aaron Zwahlen chose Hawaii as the family’s destination for his spring break.

If things align, Zwahlen could find Hawaii to be home for five years. UH is among the schools Zwahlen is considering. Duke, Northwestern and Texas Tech have expressed interest in the 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback who will be a senior this coming fall.

The Warriors have received an endorsement from Zwahlen’s father, Dr. Lynn Zwahlen, a Modesto dentist. UH head coach Norm Chow coached Dr. Zwahlen for three years at BYU, as a graduate assistant in 1974, and receivers coach in 1976 and 1977. Dr. Zwahlen served a church mission in Japan in 1974 and 1975.

“I followed his career, of course, through all the moves,” said Dr. Zwahlen, who has moonlighted as a high school coach for 30 years. “I went to the coaching clinics where he was speaking. I visited a little with him there. Now Aaron, our son, is going to be a senior this year. We wanted to come and see the campus, as well as come to Hawaii, for spring vacation.”

Dr. Zwahlen described Chow as a “guru.” He added: “He’s a little more intense than he was back then. I remember him being a little more laid back.”

After a jet skiing outing, the family attended the Warriors’ practice in what was considered an unofficial visit.

“We love it here,” Dr. Zwahlen said. “This is great.”

Here’s Aaron Zwahlen’s highlight video of the 2011 season: Zwahlen.

* * * * *

• With John Hardy-Tuliau’s left foot in a wrap and Mike Edwards on restricted duty following shoulder surgery, the No. 1 cornerbacks were Dee Maggitt and Brian Clay during yesterday’s limited-contact scrimmage. Maggitt and Clay each had interceptions.

• Receiver/returner Samson Anguay, who missed the 2011 season after undergoing ACL surgery, tweaked an MCL yesterday.

• The offensive line was down to seven healthy players after left guard Chauncy Winchester-Makainai was sidelined. Tackles Levi Legay and Sean Shigematsu have been limited because of ailments.

• Defensive end Tavita Woodard was at tight end for the second consecutive practice. He is expected to move back to defense for Friday afternoon’s scrimmage. Woodard joked that he would bring two jerseys.

• David Graves and Ikaika Woolsey alternated at quarterback during 7-on-7 drills and the limited-contact scrimmage. Jeremy Higgins and Taylor Graham, who must redshirt this season after transferring from Ohio State, took some scrimmage reps.

* * * * *

Please raise a glass of aloha in honor of the birthday boy — DPK.

* * * * *

And belated birthday wishes to Dennis Halloran.


  1. al April 12, 2012 12:19 am


  2. al April 12, 2012 12:24 am

    here’s his video

  3. Na Koa Mike April 12, 2012 12:25 am

    Na Koa Presents: “An Evening with Coach Chow: Let’s Do This Together”, a live broadcast on Wednesday, April 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. The broadcast will be aired across the state on both KFVE the Home Team and OC Sports Channel 12.

    The broadcast will also be streamed live at

    More information:

  4. AlaWai April 12, 2012 12:27 am

    Coach is more intense because he has more at stake here than ever before. Take care of yourself Coach. Delegate and teach. We want you around for a long time.

  5. al April 12, 2012 12:28 am

    nice trigger.

    sees the field quickly.

  6. jm2375 April 12, 2012 12:31 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Top 5!

    Hope everyone gets healed up quickly.


  7. jm2375 April 12, 2012 12:32 am

    Dang it, al-san. Go ne-ne.

  8. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 12:55 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    great read, ST.

    and I agree with Ala Wai. Take care of yourself, Coach Chow.

  9. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 12:59 am

    thanks for the video Al.

    pops gotta get him outta da shotgun, a little more this year, doncha think?

    would be nice for coach and his dad to hook up samoa.

  10. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 1:00 am

    sure is nice for the kid, who looks great, to be considering his dad’s coach.

    just great i tell ya, just Great!

  11. BleedGreen808 April 12, 2012 1:02 am

    Didn’t Jeremy Higgins redshirted last year?

  12. Slugger April 12, 2012 1:26 am

    Hi, gang!

    I’m up too late this early in the morning…

    See you on the other side of the sunrise. Healing to the wounded Warriors.


  13. slenzi April 12, 2012 1:50 am

    Hope the O-line can get healthy and stay healthy. Their chemistry has to develop. The most successful O-lines in recent memory had good chemistry almost to the point where they were “frat bruddah tight” off the field. Hope there is a good supportive dynamic for our O-line, parents, families, friends, girl friends, etc all helping them reach their goals. Last time I saw this on the practice field was the year before and year after the Sugar Bowl.

  14. mo808 April 12, 2012 2:10 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Aaron Zwahlen! Great highlights! I always had more Interest in seeing a passing game and this guy has the stuff! The passing threat will make the running game more deadly! Cheehoo!

  15. mo808 April 12, 2012 2:11 am

    Barking dogs have quieted so now I can try to catch some more zzzzzzzzz’s!

  16. mo808 April 12, 2012 2:18 am

    Here’s hoping Aaron chooses his Dad’s coach and Hawaii! Night night!

  17. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 3:04 am

    Bleed Green 808

    thats my recollection too.

  18. Bulla April 12, 2012 3:05 am

    Injuries are part of the game, but man are they frustrating. healing prayers to all, and Anguay has to be besides himself. hope the MCL was not the same knee as the ACL, no fun.

    have a great day peeps, the blog is back to normal, every now and then when we go on our proverbial ‘3 hour tour’ on our little tiny ship…..gotta do some trolling i guess.

    too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed 🙂

  19. mctruck April 12, 2012 3:32 am

    Watching the film on Aaron Z., didn’t see him taking snaps from under center? I don’t think he’ll fit into coach Chow’s system if he’s just shot-gun specific. imop.

  20. mo808 April 12, 2012 4:44 am

    Bulla, I like this and will use it “too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed “!

    Have a good day folks! Go Warriors!

  21. whitey April 12, 2012 6:14 am

    good morning tsaikos. dpk, d1 time to wake up and go hi ho.

  22. Slugger April 12, 2012 6:15 am

    Good morning, gangees!

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 6:17 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    And he kicks too! Nice vid, great arm. He looks like he’d be great recruit for JJs offense at SMU, too.

    Its going to be fun to watch as talented QBs beat a path to UH’s door. The Chow effect in full force.

  24. d1shima April 12, 2012 6:22 am

    Great Morning All!

    Coach Chow’s decades long career seems primed to payoff for the Warriors in many ways.

  25. d1shima April 12, 2012 6:23 am

    Read about the scrimmage.

    The process continues…

  26. d1shima April 12, 2012 6:24 am

    Hope all the ailing players make it back quickly

  27. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 6:27 am

    howzit howzit.

    gotta go town, pick up da SA, read all about it.

    have a nice day Tsaikos. hi ho hi ho.

  28. RedZone April 12, 2012 6:39 am

    Coolen on 1420 right now.

  29. LizKauai (iPad) April 12, 2012 6:39 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Balance enthusiasm with common sense…

    Stay healthy, Warriors!

  30. RedZone April 12, 2012 7:32 am

    Coach Wiesehan coming up on 1420 to discuss oline.

  31. tommui April 12, 2012 7:40 am


    AL never sleeps!

    Aaron Zwahlen-enjoy your stay on our beautiful islands- hope you consider it to be your next stay for four/five years!

  32. tommui April 12, 2012 7:45 am

    Don’t forget to vote (and often) for Stephanie.

    The Alabama people are voting hot and heavy for their candidate (Cassie Reilly-Boccia) and has already passed Ms Arioto in voting today.

    So go vote now!

    (Can’t give you the URL as I got mine on a bookmark!)

  33. haka April 12, 2012 7:50 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

    Ok, going to ratchet up the voting for Steph!

  34. SAWARRIOR April 12, 2012 8:24 am

    I’m getting old, time for my midday nap.

  35. al April 12, 2012 8:29 am

    where is justin alo in all this?

    i thought he and higgins would be battling it out for the 3 spot.

  36. al April 12, 2012 8:30 am

    good morning tom.

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 8:33 am

    Y’all know what to do!

    Do it now! Do it often!

  38. Haleakala April 12, 2012 8:49 am

    Stephanie: 22.4%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia (Alabama) 17.8%

    Valerie Arioto (Cal) 16.1%

  39. al April 12, 2012 8:53 am

    hmmm. #38 borders on some explicit connotations not suited for this family blog.

  40. alnbama April 12, 2012 8:56 am

    Welcome aboard Aaron, maybe you can convince some of those receivers to come with you.

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 8:56 am

    Your mind sees explicit connotations not suited for this family blog. I jes want folks to vote for Steph. What were you thinking? 😆

  42. PowderPuff April 12, 2012 8:58 am

    DPK, tommui, and everyone else, thanks for the link. Just voted for Stephanie.

    SteveM, will be on Maui next weekend, but I think whitey knows that already. Me and Mr. Big Mouth.

  43. al April 12, 2012 9:08 am

    the boss has a seminar to attend in maui on friday…hmmmm.

  44. HawaiiMongoose April 12, 2012 9:36 am

    “Maggitt and Clay each had interceptions.”

    Good for the defense! Not so good for the offense…

  45. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 9:40 am

    Those were really good interceptions, too.

    Mike Edwards is on limited duty, but he did return punts. He’s looking very fast.

  46. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 9:43 am

    Kahuku’s John Wa‘a was at practice. Now he is a large human being.

  47. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 9:45 am

    With Zwahlen, Wa‘a and Correa at practice, the coaches can’t wait for Feb. 6.

  48. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 9:54 am

    howzit DPK. you ole smuuzer you. Happy Birthday brudda. Happy Happy Happy!

  49. haka April 12, 2012 9:57 am

    Oh yeah…


  50. cheepono April 12, 2012 10:06 am

    If the coaches were happy about Zwahlen, Wa’a, and Correa being at practice and can’t wait til Feb. 6, does that mean all 3 are committed?

  51. SteveM April 12, 2012 10:06 am

    Good morning everyone!



  52. Kevin April 12, 2012 10:11 am



  53. AlaWai April 12, 2012 10:11 am

    DPK, Hau’oli lā hānau! Wishing you a case of Aloha.

  54. Kevin April 12, 2012 10:11 am

    Hau’oli la hanau DPK! :mrgreen:

  55. tommui April 12, 2012 10:12 am

    DPK – Happy, happy birthday!!!

  56. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 12, 2012 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday DPK!

  57. SteveM April 12, 2012 10:22 am

    Belated Happy Birthday to LoCal Tsai-ko Dennis Halloran !

  58. jm2375 April 12, 2012 10:22 am

    Happy Birthday DPK!

  59. SteveM April 12, 2012 10:28 am

    PowderPuff — thanks for the confirmation about April 21. So far we also have myki, sj-macro, SailorBlue, Janice, and maybe Kekoa and Bryson. Hoohiki (Maui) too.

    I arrive a day late. 😐

  60. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 10:29 am

    Only Wa’a is committed.

  61. whitey April 12, 2012 10:29 am

    Happy Birthday DPK. Cheers.

  62. (Jesse) James April 12, 2012 10:33 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!! Hope all have a good day!!!

    Happy Birthday to DPK….the Original Pordagee….LMAO

    Hey DPK, did you visit your tree while on campus????

    More good news coming out of UH and it seems like excitement is in the air at both the players and fans level….

  63. homey ℞ April 12, 2012 10:35 am

    Happy birthday DPK! Damn, I’m still older than you.

  64. gmahoney April 12, 2012 10:35 am

    Happy birthday, Kid!

  65. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday DPK!! Another really special one, eh? Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!.. Avoid red meat!

  66. Ballpicker April 12, 2012 10:43 am

    Happy B Day DPK. Imua!

  67. papajoe2 April 12, 2012 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday DPK! Wishing you a great day and many more birthdays.

  68. papajoe2 April 12, 2012 10:56 am

    Coach Mac is selling his house here. I guess its expensive to have a house here and not really live in it. I hope he does come to visit though. I always thought he is a really nice guy and would always be welcome.

  69. Loa April 12, 2012 11:02 am

    Happy birthday to DPK!

  70. al April 12, 2012 11:10 am

    happy birthday santa!

  71. Bulla April 12, 2012 11:27 am

    HAPPY BDAY TO DPK, the one, the only….DPK

    no matter what you might think or what you might say….DPK has been a true supporter of this blog and because of that……now sounding like a commercial, haha.

    bless you my brother, make it special just like you are


  72. Slugger April 12, 2012 11:58 am

    Happy birthday to the Kid and Dennis Halloran! (albeit belated) Hope y’all celebrate appropriately.

  73. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 12:28 pm

    What? It’s Dennis Halloran’s birthday too? What you guys? Twins from different mothers and fathers, o’ what? Happy Birthday, Dennis!…

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! You guys are truly the bestestest ever. Off to a movie with Sweety! 🙂

  75. Bowwar April 12, 2012 12:45 pm

    Unless Graves starts to step it up, it looks like we may have a problem at QB. This makes the Schutter suspension even more important, as he would have been in a position to press for the starting position.

  76. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 12:59 pm

    It should be busy tomorrow. Football, softball and baseball will be converging at roughly the same time.

  77. d1shima April 12, 2012 1:22 pm

    NKorean spokesman says the rocket launch was a huge success.

    Rocket attained earth orbit flawlessly then challenged and defeated every orbiting western satellite….splashed down and received “Perfect 10” scores from all NKorean judges…swam back to NKorea on its own and placed itself back on the launch pad…and is now ready to launch again proving that it works harder than Ann Romney!


  78. Fan of a fan April 12, 2012 1:33 pm

    Clay seems to be a very impressive athlete play 3 positions…I honestly think maggitt is the best corner this spring. He and Edwards would make one heck of a duo.

  79. mctruck April 12, 2012 1:36 pm

    Happy Birthday to, DPK and Dennis.

    Another year older and wiser….melo-like-jello.

  80. homey ℞ April 12, 2012 1:37 pm

    Someone tell IWWTHM to stop playing with toy rockets.

  81. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 1:44 pm


    It took me a while to catch on, but that’s hysterical.

  82. WarriorNY April 12, 2012 1:53 pm


    Is Graves really struggling that much? That can’t bode well for our offense…

  83. chasing championships April 12, 2012 2:03 pm

    go warriors!!!!

  84. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 2:04 pm

    Or.. is Graves struggling or i sWoolsey just looking that good?

  85. homey ℞ April 12, 2012 2:09 pm

    ST – I can picture him in his members only jacket shouting, “3,2,1, blast off!”

    Ever since the new leader in Pyongyang I haven’t seen IWWTHM posting…hmmmmm

  86. homey ℞ April 12, 2012 2:17 pm

    I wouldn’t worry about who gets the most or least reps at QB this stage of the season. It’s a time to learn and giving reps to many QB’s will pay off in the long run.

  87. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 12, 2012 2:37 pm

    Eight practices in and probably the thing to look for is how is the progress coming along. Beating USC doesn’t need to happen tomorrow.

  88. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 2:45 pm

    Slots get converted to x/y type receivers, rbs or safety. Or they look for another school. A few are weighing their options, I’m sure.

  89. koakane April 12, 2012 2:53 pm

    happy bday DPK

  90. koakane April 12, 2012 2:54 pm

    afternoon all

  91. mo808 April 12, 2012 3:08 pm

    Happy Birthday to DPK & Dennis Halloran!

  92. mo808 April 12, 2012 3:08 pm

    Has Football practice started yet?

  93. RedZone April 12, 2012 3:11 pm

    Chow will use slots in his system. I am more worried about the olinemen than the quarterbacks. They all will have to be able to read the defense and make the right adjustments. The key to the offense will be how well they can run the ball.

  94. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 3:20 pm

    RedZone.. it’s funny though, because under LaVell Edwards, Chow’s offense passed like crazy. Lots of vertical passing to open up the running game.

  95. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 3:23 pm

    It’s as if, due to the fact that La Vell and BYU were in the WAC, he never got any credit for contributions to the West Coast Offense or Air Coryel Offense. Yet, he was a predecessor to them all.

  96. jojo ® April 12, 2012 3:34 pm

    Happy Birthday DPK!!!

    Happy Birthday Dennis!!!

    I’m out. Peace to all. I’ll be with the oyster

  97. RedZone April 12, 2012 3:37 pm

    Wiesehan said today that it is a run to set up the pass offense.

  98. papajoe2 April 12, 2012 3:41 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Dennis Halloran.

  99. A-joe April 12, 2012 3:43 pm

    Aaron’Z got a sweet touch pass.

    Hau’oli La Hanau, DPK & Dennis!

  100. PowderPuff April 12, 2012 3:52 pm

    DPK….HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wow, so many April birthdays…hope you’re having a special day. Cheers!

  101. mo808 April 12, 2012 4:08 pm

    @94 Oops! Tomorrow Friday @ 3:30! Shucks, I was off earlier than usual today too! 🙁

  102. RedZone April 12, 2012 4:10 pm

    Chow was offensive coordinator 1996 – 1999 at BYU.

    Run attempts

    1996 – 581

    1997 – 389

    1998 – 540

    1999 – 375

    Pass attempts

    1996 – 423

    1997 – 325

    1998 – 383

    1999 – 458

  103. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:14 pm


    City Mill’s just pass the quarry… they have camping equipment.. Do they still refer to lower campus as “the quarry” ?

  104. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:14 pm

    Redzone, what year did they win the NC?

  105. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:15 pm

    Are these just the passing plays?

  106. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:22 pm

    Never mind that NC for BYU was well before Chow.. in 84.. they won the MWC when Chow was there in 1996 and 1999.

  107. RedZone April 12, 2012 4:29 pm

    At Utah Chow’s offense went

    Run attempts – 472

    Pass attempts – 334

  108. RedZone April 12, 2012 4:34 pm


    1984 BYU went 13 – 0. Roger French was the OC. Mike Holmgren was the quarterbacks coach and Chow was the receivers/recruiting coordinator.

  109. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:34 pm

    Utah’s QB wasn’t all that good. .he came from DII… their starter went down early. The Oline suffered a lot of injuries like UH and the replacements were still learning the ropes… lots of sleight of hand to get to the bowl game and win that one. I give Chow lots of credit.

  110. krump1_AKA_protector April 12, 2012 4:36 pm

    DPK…Happy Birthday, buddy!

    And belated B-Day wishes to Dennis Halloran too.

  111. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 4:39 pm

    I think it’s going to be something like 70/30 in favor of passing from the 30 to the redzone.. 50/50 between the 20 and thirty… 30/70 in favor of running short of the 20 and in the Red Zone.

  112. RedZone April 12, 2012 4:44 pm

    Against USC I think the key will be how well we can run the ball. Their dbs are just too good to rely on the passing game.

  113. (Jesse) James April 12, 2012 4:47 pm

    Homey….well, you know…IWWTHM has been MIA ever since Kim Jong Il’s passing…makes one wonder….hmmmmmm….


  114. tommui April 12, 2012 4:56 pm

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia (Alabama) has really pulled ahead of Valerie Airoto (Cal) in the Loews softball contest. Stephanie is still ahead but let’s keep voting to keep her there.

  115. mo808 April 12, 2012 4:59 pm

    @105 MIH is that a trick question? I’ll bite…(probably regret doing so) Answer: Yes! …..waiting to get annoyingly mean buzzer sound…

  116. REdZone April 12, 2012 5:10 pm

    In 1999 BYU went to Motor City Bowl but lost to Marshall. They only scored 3 points. Their leading rusher Atuaia (remember that name) had only 2 – 19 yds. Their quarterback was sacked 8 times. In Chows offense you win the game up front.

  117. WarriorNY April 12, 2012 5:11 pm


    Happy Bday, Sir!

  118. Supastoke April 12, 2012 5:16 pm

    O-line down to seven Healthy linemen…a bit concern?

  119. al April 12, 2012 5:23 pm

    happy birthday dennis!

  120. d1shima April 12, 2012 5:39 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday Dennis Halloran!

  121. d1shima April 12, 2012 5:43 pm

    Aaron Zwahlen throws a nice ball. Can he convince his two OT’s to come along?

  122. tommui April 12, 2012 6:11 pm

    Aloha Dennis – and I hope it was a nice celebration!

  123. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 6:15 pm


    Taste good, yeah?

  124. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 6:17 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday, Dennis. hope you had a great day!

  125. mo808 April 12, 2012 6:20 pm


  126. BigHiloFan2 April 12, 2012 6:21 pm

    Great article today’s SA about Hadden.

    keep up the great work, ST.

  127. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 6:21 pm

    Looks like all passing to me.. the running game isn’t featured on those pages…

  128. RedZone April 12, 2012 6:25 pm

    Looks like Coach Beeman has been putting on a lot of miles as she will be returning from a Big West meeting on the coast. I hope McInnis will ask her about recruiting when she returns.

  129. Dennis Halloran April 12, 2012 6:46 pm

    Thx for the wishes, I’ll send half of them to my 73 year old twin!

  130. TYaiea April 12, 2012 6:48 pm

    Happy birthday to Da Kid! That A. Zwalen is good…but he got some awesome receivers too.

  131. Dan-O April 12, 2012 7:00 pm

    Re: #116…that’s true for all offenses.

  132. kev-1 April 12, 2012 7:41 pm

    d1 #77 . . . That is some funny stuff. Props!

  133. kev-1 April 12, 2012 7:45 pm

    The days of UH being at the top of the offensive categories are gone. The skeptic in me says that Chow runs an offensive system that relies on bigger, faster, and stronger athletes than what UH can recruit. It could be a serious struggle.

    However, the optimist in me says that Chow knows what he is doing. We will hopefully be able to attract better players. And statistics will mean little if we are winning.

  134. kev-1 April 12, 2012 7:47 pm

    While I am excited about the future under Coach Chow, I have always said (or agreed) that UH needed the RnS to be able to compete. JJ knew that. BUT, I am all in with the new regime so I will try to remain positive.

  135. kev-1 April 12, 2012 7:49 pm

    not to mention the talent he had there too

  136. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 7:53 pm

    Given all that, he still took a limping, badly beaten up Utah to a bowl game and won. For a first season in the Pac.. that’s pretty darn impressive. The MWC is no where near what the PAC is. But our athletes are probably on par as to what Utah had last season.

  137. Slugger April 12, 2012 8:06 pm

    Aloha, DPK,

    Did I see your name on the credits for the Merrie Monarch piece on Kaua’i and lei maker “Buzzy”?

  138. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 8:07 pm


    I do agree with you in that I also think “Coach Chow runs an offensive system that relies on bigger, faster, and stronger athletes than what UH can recruit. It could be a serious struggle.

    However, the optimist in me says that Chow knows what he is doing. We will hopefully be able to attract better players. And statistics will mean little if we are winning.”

  139. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 8:23 pm

    Beeman’s going to struggle. She’ll get a good first year of recruits –those that she and her assistants have been in contact with till now– and in subsequent years, it will all have to do with how well they do. Fortunately, she isn’t a number of years removed from coaching like her two predecessors were. THAT is a huge advantage.

  140. d1shima April 12, 2012 8:35 pm


    You are a smart and observant person! 🙂

  141. koakane April 12, 2012 9:09 pm

    sending belated bay wishes to DPK and saw same slugger. jeff DuPont worked at Kapalama up campus

  142. d1shima April 12, 2012 9:38 pm


  143. al April 12, 2012 9:40 pm

    mih…i’ll bet you lunch that beeman won’t fall flat on her face. if anything this year’s recruit class will be her weakest because half of them may come dtd’s efforts if she honors them.

    as a new, incoming hc, it is her perogative to honor any scholie commits made by the previous staff. the problem is really how little time she had to seek the quality that she strives for.

    unless she can find some real good hs players, she may go the jc route this year.

    i am optimistic that she can turn this wbb program around from less than mediocrity.

  144. al April 12, 2012 9:41 pm

    d1…you see the same bubbles i am seeing????

  145. d1shima April 12, 2012 9:41 pm


  146. kev-1 April 12, 2012 9:49 pm

    thanks d1 . . . I appreciate a good laugh and a little bit of wit.

    al . . . I’m with you. Got good vibes about Beemen.

  147. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 9:50 pm

    Slugger, kk –

    Saw a 1,000 year old ohi’a lehua in Kalopa wit Braddah Buzzy dat day. Da guy is amazing! Working with Jeff is good fun. This is another piece we did for Hawaiian Skies in flight video magazine:

    Slugger, we goin’ submit dat one to this year’s HIFF.

    Happy belated birthday to Braddah Dennis Halloran!

    Thanks again for the birthday wishes errybody.

  148. al April 12, 2012 9:50 pm

    kev-1, mih…the optimist in me does not agree with this statement,

    “The skeptic in me says that Chow runs an offensive system that relies on bigger, faster, and stronger athletes than what UH can recruit. ”

    i would say to this, that it is what UH couldn’t recruit in the past or didn’t recruit in the past. i believe that this staff has proven thus far that getting good talent is related to the fruits of your labor.

    know this, chow and company work ten times harder on recruiting and they also have everybody on staff pounding the pavement as compared to previous staffers.

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 9:56 pm


    I’m seeing what looks like a bigger, faster, stronger team in practice this spring. And yes, they’re definitely going after bigger recruits.

  150. Midnight April 12, 2012 9:58 pm

    Happy Birthday DPK!

  151. kev-1 April 12, 2012 9:58 pm

    al . . . I get what you’re saying, which is why I did throw in my little optimist comment in there too. You’re absolutely right. Chow’s name together with the aggressive recruiting that we have already seen should (and already has) attract more talent. It’s just that little skeptic devil in the back of my head that won’t go away until I actually see results. Know this though, I am more optimistic than pessimistic about what Chow can do here.

  152. Da Punchbowl Kid April 12, 2012 10:02 pm

    Heyyyyyy Kal!

    How youuuuuuuu! I goin’ give you one call tomorrow. Hang in dea my braddah! Great to see you posting! 🙂

  153. djmitcho April 12, 2012 10:03 pm

    Happy Birthday DPK!

  154. cheepono April 12, 2012 10:08 pm

    steven christian finally got medically cleared to return to football today.

  155. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 10:12 pm

    Well, we won’t know any of the above for a couple of years. It really will take that long to see if the graduating positions can be filled with a noticeable higher or bigger caliber of player, with each being appropriate to the needs of the whole. Right now, it all looks like a step in the right direction.

  156. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 10:13 pm

    steven christian? RB or CB?

  157. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 10:14 pm

    Never mind, I see it says CB.

  158. madeinhawaii April 12, 2012 10:16 pm

    I’m beginning to forget who’s already on the team. Not good.

  159. sean (aka pcwarrior) April 12, 2012 10:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me if the spring roster is different than the roster on the UH website. And if it is different, can someone post the spring roster or a send a link to view it. This is for those, ME, that can’t make it to any of the practices.

    Thank you

  160. LizKauai (iPad) April 12, 2012 11:26 pm

    HB DPK & DH!

    Worked a track meet today… Pooped!

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  161. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 11:49 pm


    The roster is very different. It’s also different from the roster passed out at practices.

    Not sure why they don’t update it. But for four weeks we’ve been asking about the two guys wearing No. 37. BigWave was able to identify one. We’re still waiting on the other. There also are some unidentifiable walk-on guys.

  162. Stephen Tsai April 12, 2012 11:50 pm

    I was told that Steve Christian is no longer on the team.

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