Pro day set for March 20

At last count, about 17 former UH football players will participate in the Rainbow Warriors’ pro day in San Diego on March 20.

The combo-like event will be held in the morning at the San Diego State facilities.

Unlike last year, when UH and San Diego State were co-hosts, this time the former Warriors will have a separate session for drills in front of NFL scouts. The SDSU players will work out in the afternoon session.

So far, all but one of the UH participants are players who competed this past season. Running back Sterling Jackson, whose last UH season was in 2012, is expected to participate.


  1. tommui February 15, 2014 7:49 am


  2. SoCalBowFan February 15, 2014 8:03 am

    Sweet, I’ll check it out if I’m not working.

  3. Bugaz February 15, 2014 8:10 am

    Best of luck Warriors

  4. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 8:11 am

    tommy…us old farts get up early huh he he he…

  5. WarriorFan February 15, 2014 8:23 am


  6. koakane ยฎ February 15, 2014 8:30 am

    morning 808, wot uppppp, kope perking and smelling guuuuuud

    checking out Iolani baseball toury this morning if its not cancelled cause of the rain

    have a good day now and play nice

  7. whitey February 15, 2014 8:42 am

    have a great day and enjoy your copay

  8. Haleakala February 15, 2014 8:43 am

    Go Warrior!

  9. Haleakala February 15, 2014 8:45 am

    Wow, I now qualify for Medicare. That only means one thing- I’m getting old.

  10. Haleakala February 15, 2014 8:46 am

    Go Lunas in the girls State basketball tournament!

  11. koakane ip5 February 15, 2014 9:17 am

    shout out to whitey, dark side Oahu chapter waiting for u

  12. old808 February 15, 2014 9:36 am

    Good morning fellow old timers

  13. old808 February 15, 2014 9:43 am

    Our baseball bows battled last night but errors and a pass ball did us in. I think Prodatz is not quite ready to assume catching duties as yet. He is a tad bit slow. Marcus Doi looks solid. He has a good bat and is athletic. I think the official scorer got it wrong in giving DePonte a wild pitch. Looked like a good pitch that the batter swung and missed for the strikeout but the ball got away from Prodatz. Our second baseman should forget about swinging the bat from the left side. He looks better from the right.

  14. bowwar February 15, 2014 10:00 am

    I agree with your observations Old808…It should have been a passes ball on Prodatz & he definitely didn’t appear game ready. Also agree about some of the switch hitters staying with their normal side.

  15. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 10:21 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….sun trying to peek out but will be wet and soggy…

    The boys at Schofield busting the heavy guns this morn…loud and clear..

    painful game last night. never want to lose it with a few give away but it’s Saturday and it’s game day!

    pitching looked good and then not so good … good arms … hoe they come around.

  16. pukalani boy February 15, 2014 10:25 am

    Go lunas

  17. SteveM February 15, 2014 10:27 am

    Good morning everyone!

    SoCalBowFan — Welcome to the blog! Please tell us what city you reside in. Note the “Lower-Cal or LoCal” Tsai-kos in your area at:

    st. anthony trojan — are you in the Philippines? What city?

  18. SteveM February 15, 2014 10:36 am

    Judging from the Tsai-kos who show up and meet in person for UH games, tailgates, cattle calls, karaoke calls, etc., my informal estimate was that the average Tsai-ko age was around 48 — and that was 7 years ago. ๐Ÿ˜

  19. Pu'uwai February 15, 2014 10:45 am

    Aloha kakahiaka.

    #19…SteveM…Maybe you make a listing from 40 years and up…MALES can list their age…females if they want to…haha.

    Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!

  20. whitey February 15, 2014 10:48 am

    SteveM, I resemble that remark. hahahahhaa

  21. Slugger February 15, 2014 11:00 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Much luck to Sterling Jackson at Pro Day! Good luck & top performances to all of the UH Warriors who are going to Pro Day.

  22. kifi February 15, 2014 11:21 am

    2013 Hawaii Football Team:

    6 HS Recruits
    17 Transfers

    17 HS Recruits
    13 Transfers

    16 HS Recruits
    9 Transfers

    27 HS Recruits

    I think it’s important to keep an eye out on the trends of a college football program. I find it interesting that only six of the 23 seniors from the 2013 class were four year guys. Some may say that Chow ran off the test of the guys

  23. kifi February 15, 2014 11:24 am

    Some may say that Chow ran off Mack’s recruits. Whatever the reason, it’s still I treating to note the amount of lifers in the program. I believe that transfers have a place in the program, however still think we should to the side recruiting athletes to spend four to five years in Manoa.

  24. kifi February 15, 2014 11:24 am

    I treating should be interesting.

  25. kifi February 15, 2014 11:25 am

    Should err to…

  26. SteveM February 15, 2014 11:47 am

    February 15th, 2014 at 10:48 am
    SteveM, I resemble that remark. hahahahhaa

    Yup. You, Al and Duffer. Haleakala and I are little bit older. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pu’uwai — much easier to list the known Tsai-kos who are under 40. ๐Ÿ™‚
    BTW, most Tsaikettes are around 29. ๐Ÿ™„

  27. Old Diver February 15, 2014 12:23 pm

    Glad to hear after a two year pro-day hiatus it’s back.

  28. A-House February 15, 2014 12:25 pm

    ho, ho!

    I am well on way to 74 and I lie 99.999999 % of the time!

  29. alt February 15, 2014 1:12 pm

    kifi…you get marbles in your mouth today or what?

  30. alt February 15, 2014 1:12 pm

    stevem…i am the youngest.

  31. al February 15, 2014 1:16 pm

    sorry for the extra “t”

  32. al February 15, 2014 1:16 pm

    29… that explains a lot.

  33. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 1:17 pm

    SteveM…no wonder the ladies all luv u…

  34. kifi February 15, 2014 1:29 pm

    2012 & 2013 Hawaii Roster

    2012 Seniors:

    9 HS Recruits
    8 Transfers ( includes junior Mike Edwards)

    2013 Seniors:

    6 HS Recruits
    17 Transfers

    2013 Juniors:

    17 HS Recruits
    13 Transfers

    2013 Sophomores:

    16 HS Recruits
    9 Transfers

    2013 Freshman:

    27 HS Recruits

  35. kapakahi February 15, 2014 1:36 pm

    Possible late addition….

  36. kifi February 15, 2014 1:43 pm

    #35 – pretty indicative numbers here. I’m not sure how many Hawaii fans understand the type of challenges the program has had from a personnel standpoint. Ideally you’d like to see career players on your roster, supplemented with a few transfers. However, it appears that about half of Hawaii ‘s transfers are walk-ons from very small programs. While we welcome walk-ons, we’d like to get to a point where we have a majority of our players recruited straight out of high school. Maybe 10 to 20% of your roster can be recruited JC transfers, with a handful of transfers from BCS programs (Bouncebacks). Your walk-on program needs to be an invited walk-on program. Players who are D1 or borderline D1 players. It appears sometimes that we have D3 or NAIA players used to fill out a D1 roster.

  37. kifi February 15, 2014 1:55 pm

    2014 Hawaii Linebackers

    Dayton Furuta 15/16/17/18
    Dakota Torres 15/16/17/18
    Manly Williams 15/16/17/18

    Freshman Recruits:
    Malachi Mageo 14/15/16/17
    Tui Unga 14/15/16/17

    Drake Miller 14/15/16/17

    JC Transfer:
    Simon Poti 14/15

    Julian Gener 14/15
    Lance Williams 14/15
    Benetton Fonua 14/15
    Jerrol Garcia-Williams 14/15

    T.J. Taimatuia 14
    Donn Leatimua 14
    Tevita Lataimua 14

  38. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 2:02 pm

    ha .. steve m… cannot ask like that.. here is sat what city..
    Manila, Quezon City, Barangay Commonwealth, Purok 14 HAVE MORE.. BUT IS ENOUGH TO CONFUSE YOU…LOL

  39. kifi February 15, 2014 2:03 pm

    I think there are three solid returnees at LB in Gener, Garcia-Wms, and Lataimua. Gotta look for a fourth and fifth starter for this new defense. Not sure how they will use Leatimua and Taimatuia in this new defensive scheme, whether they will be standing up or have their hand on the ground? Also not quite sure if the new scheme pushes one or two safeties to linebacker.

  40. kifi February 15, 2014 2:08 pm

    #38 – Forgot, Drake Miller not retuning.

  41. kifi February 15, 2014 2:09 pm

    2014 Hawaii Linebackers

    Dayton Furuta 15/16/17/18
    Dakota Torres 15/16/17/18
    Manly Williams 15/16/17/18

    Freshman Recruits:
    Malachi Mageo 14/15/16/17
    Tui Unga 14/15/16/

    JC Transfer:
    Simon Poti 14/15

    Julian Gener 14/15
    Lance Williams 14/15
    Benetton Fonua 14/15
    Jerrol Garcia-Williams 14/15

    T.J. Taimatuia 14
    Donn Leatimua 15″
    Tevita Lataimua 14

  42. kifi February 15, 2014 2:15 pm

    Be interesting to watch and observe how the relationship between Coach Klune and Gouveia develops. Looks like old school versus new school. Hopefully all heads will be cool and two coaches can develop a mutual respect for each other’s style of play, and coaching style.

  43. kifi February 15, 2014 2:18 pm

    The majority of the offensive staff appears to be solid. Haven’t had an opportunity to watch the entire O staff but am quite pleased with the O-line coach and the new QB coach.

  44. kifi February 15, 2014 2:20 pm

    #42 – I might have made a mistake. Can’t believe that their aren’t any LB’s in the sophomore class.

  45. kifi February 15, 2014 2:35 pm

    2014 Hawaii Defensive Tackles

    Freshman Recruit:
    Ka’au Gifford 14/15/16/17

    Kennedy Tulimaseal’i 14/15/16
    Hunter Thomson 14/15/16
    Mike Andrade 14/15/16
    Kory Rasmussen 14/15/16

    Calen Friel 14/15
    Haani Tulimaiau 14/15

    Moses Samia 14
    Marcus Malepeai 14
    Nick Childs 14

  46. kifi February 15, 2014 2:37 pm

    This was made with a 4-3 front in mind. I know the scheme is changing, so some if these guys will actually be DE’s in the new scheme.

  47. kifi February 15, 2014 2:42 pm

    2014 Hawaii Defensive Ends

    Freshman Recruits:
    Marquis Fairchild 14/15/16/17
    Jahlani Tavai 14/15/16/17

    Rahsaan Falemalu 14/15/16/17

    David Manoa 14/15/16/17
    Jeremy Castro 14/15/16/17

    JC Recruits:
    Luke Shawley 14/15

    Beau Yap 14
    Niko Uti 14

  48. kifi February 15, 2014 2:46 pm

    #48 – Again some DE’s will become linebackers, some linebackers will become defensive ends. Some defensive tackles will now become defensive ends.

  49. kifi February 15, 2014 2:51 pm

    Hawaii O-Line 2014

    Freshman Recruit:
    Tavita Eli 15/16/17/18

    Elijah Tupai 14/15/16/17
    John Wa’a 14/15/16/17
    Dejon Allen 14/15/16/17

    RJ Hollis 14//15/16
    Leo Koloamatangi 14/15/16
    Kiha Sai 14/15/16

    Ben Clarke 14/15
    Brendan Urban 14/15

    Kody Afusia 14
    Sean Shigematsu 14
    Frank Loyd 14
    David Griffin 14
    David Lefotu 14

    (Gus Lavaka 15/16/17/18 – Return Mission)

  50. kifi February 15, 2014 2:57 pm

    #50 – After the O-line graduates five seniors next year, the 2015 O-line doesn’t have enough bodies to make a two deep chart (nine returnees)Tsai did say that Kory Rasmussen would be given a try at O. That, and a few real good walk-ons would be a big help.

  51. tommui February 15, 2014 2:59 pm


    I’m probably the oldest.

  52. kapakahi February 15, 2014 3:30 pm


    Add Jamie Tago……who’s already in school.

  53. kapakahi February 15, 2014 3:34 pm


    Never saw Torres ever play LB for Punahou so TE more likely.

    M. Williams gonna have to bulk up some to play LB.

  54. kapakahi February 15, 2014 3:34 pm

    #50 & #51,

    Been saying the same thing for awhile now. Losing Muir, Dew, Wiefels didn’t help either.

  55. kifi February 15, 2014 3:38 pm

    #53 – I agree. Think Sully was a big loss. He’s now a Buff.

  56. kifi February 15, 2014 3:39 pm

    #53 – great news on Tago.

  57. kapakahi February 15, 2014 4:13 pm

    #50 & #51,

    Didn’t see that All-State 1st team Pun OG Davis Miyashiro-Saipaia signed with anyone last week… could still be a potential OL walk-on candidate…..

    Athletic and agile……and plays MBB…..and also a long snapper.

  58. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 4:32 pm

    tied 30-30

  59. Pu'uwai February 15, 2014 4:37 pm

    #27 SteveM…Didn’t realize had so many of us old futs…haha. I’m I one of the younger oldies?

    Funny the Tsaikettes are so young. Nice to have all ages on this blog though.

    Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!

  60. SteveM February 15, 2014 4:41 pm

    RE: #52
    tommui — probably. Unless Al wants to pass you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    RE: #39
    st. anthony trojan — I listed you in “Manila” back in 2012. Since no one else is listed in the Philippines, that is probably close enough. ๐Ÿ˜•

  61. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 4:50 pm

    46 – 42 @ half…Warriors got to get in the paint or else it’s gonna be a long day..

  62. Shoko February 15, 2014 4:51 pm

    Warriors trailing 46-42. Both teams shooting over 50% from the field.

    Struggling to defend the paint.

  63. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 4:56 pm

    steve m… does that make me captain of the P.I… all the 7,000 plus islands here ?? he he he

  64. whitey February 15, 2014 5:00 pm

    trojan, you da capt and we going invite you to da next meeting in balibago. probably in june.

  65. old808 February 15, 2014 5:09 pm

    Anyone knows how the Softball wahines did today.

  66. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 5:14 pm

    balibago in angeles ? woo woo

  67. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 5:15 pm

    me be home in sept or oct..hope to catch a game there or two…

  68. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:18 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Come on BasketBows!

    Fullerton can’t finish drives to the hoop yet still leading by 4 in the 2nd half. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  69. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:19 pm

    BBows going cold from outside the arc.

  70. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:22 pm

    Geez! Quit widda shoddy ‘oop attempts!

  71. Inyoface February 15, 2014 5:22 pm

    Hawaii always seems to mess up on the break away alley-oops.

  72. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:25 pm

    Hate that 2-3 zone. They leave the 3-pointer open and it cost ’em again.

  73. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:26 pm


    Twice this game. Who are you gonna energize? The home crowd? You’re on the road! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  74. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:27 pm

    BTW, wadda scoops on Coach Akana?

  75. kifi February 15, 2014 5:30 pm

    #58 – Saipaia has several FCS offers to mull over. Also has a few opportunities as a preferred walk-on at a few FBS schools.

  76. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:31 pm


  77. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:31 pm

    Block out!!!

  78. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:33 pm

    4 2!

  79. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:34 pm

    4 2moa!

  80. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:35 pm

    …and 1

  81. Inyoface February 15, 2014 5:39 pm

    Whats up with the espn3 scoring?

  82. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:43 pm

    The problem is UH no mo nuff…

  83. d1shima February 15, 2014 5:44 pm

    …but dey gettin’ dea! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. Shoko February 15, 2014 5:58 pm

    Damn, stressful game.

  85. kapakahi February 15, 2014 6:05 pm

    Gutted it out!

  86. A-joe February 15, 2014 6:06 pm


  87. Shoko February 15, 2014 6:10 pm

    Thank God that Fullerton guard chucked that three with 18 seconds on the shot clock down by two. That was a head scratcher, but no matter as long as the Warriors weeeeeen.

  88. old808 February 15, 2014 6:13 pm

    Did our basketball team win?

  89. old808 February 15, 2014 6:14 pm

    the prime time stat is stuck at 1:58 left in the game with Hawaii leading by 4

  90. kev-1 February 15, 2014 6:33 pm

    D1, RE: Akana . . .

    Coach Gib says . . .its nothing. No big deal. Oh you mean where is he? Oh. It’s nothing. Absolutely nothing. What do you mean where is he? Ummm . . . recruiting. Yeah, that’s it. He’s recruiting. Oh. You heard that the Big West was notified of some ‘situation’? Oh. That’s nothing. BJ can comment on that.

    BJ says . . . Personnel decision. Ask Coach Gib. It’s nothing. Nothing to comment on. Oh. You mean, is he getting paid? Personnel nothing. Recruiting decision. Big West bench players understanding. It’s pretty clear its no big deal. Am I confusing you enough yet so you’ll stop asking? Because that’s the goal here. Personnel decision. Gib can comment on that.

  91. tommui February 15, 2014 7:04 pm

    Hawaii – 13
    Portland State – 12


  92. tommui February 15, 2014 7:08 pm

    The basketball and softball stories are now on the SA website.

  93. duffer February 15, 2014 7:08 pm

    Go Lady Luna’s!

  94. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 7:09 pm

    Na Wahine is going to be a very exciting team this year…pitching consistency is going to be a problem with a young staff…but looks like the bats are coming alive.

  95. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 7:10 pm

    Y’all better hurry and get your season tickets. RWSS has limited seating..

  96. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 7:11 pm

    Oh and don’t forget the $’s for Dingers program..sign up

  97. whitey February 15, 2014 7:27 pm

    st anthony trojan. if you miss the may-june mtg, going get another one in late nov-dec at same place. hahahahahah

  98. Derek February 15, 2014 7:35 pm

    Chicken Dinna:
    1) Men’s BB
    2) Wahine Softball
    3) Wahine BB

    Questionable chicken dinna:
    1) UH baseball.

  99. d1shima February 15, 2014 7:38 pm

    Nice, BasketBows!

    Come on BaseBows!

    (sum catch by the Duck RF)

  100. 3-Prong February 15, 2014 7:47 pm

    Iolani Maryknoll 36-36 end of 3 for overall ILH BBall Crown .

  101. d1shima February 15, 2014 7:48 pm


  102. d1shima February 15, 2014 8:10 pm

    Let’s go BaseBows!

  103. d1shima February 15, 2014 8:10 pm


  104. 3-Prong February 15, 2014 8:23 pm

    Congratulations Iolani ILH Champs

  105. 3-Prong February 15, 2014 8:25 pm

    What’s happening at the soccer game?

  106. NorthShoreFan February 15, 2014 8:54 pm

    dang it…bad base running error…could have been a bigger inning.

  107. d1shima February 15, 2014 8:59 pm

    Iolani! 2-0… ๐Ÿ˜€

  108. 3-Prong February 15, 2014 9:11 pm

    Some wins are just sweeter eh d1!

  109. Kevin February 15, 2014 9:14 pm


    Least we forget, the Rainbow Wahine Softball has lit up teams in Las Vegas and has also been on the receiving end of getting lit up themselves.

    As great as Ricketts and Parnaby were during their tenure, they have both admitted in the past that at higher altitudes balls break differently and pitching isn’t exactly the same as opposed to sea level.

    YES our young pitchers have yielded too many hits and runs, but as the cliche goes “better now than later”.

    Regardless of what happens tomorrow against a steady nemesis Nevada and PAC 12 foe Utah, we’ll see how this past tournament’s results will impact Morales and Kesterson mentally. Personally Im more concerned about Morales processing what has happened in this tourney cause she is a true freshman. I still think Morales will eventually be fine as she didn’t play for one of the nation’s TOP travel clubs and was recruited by other BCS conference programs in the same way Kelly Elms (Majam) was.

  110. Kevin February 15, 2014 9:17 pm

    ***MEANT TO SAY: “I still think Morales will eventually be fine as she didn’t play for one of the nation’s TOP travel clubs and was recruited by other BCS conference programs in the same way Kelly Elms (Majam) was for nothing. Morales in time will show she is an accomplished pitcher.

  111. st. anthony trojan February 15, 2014 9:22 pm

    whitey.. give me a little advance be there..

  112. wafan February 16, 2014 5:10 am

    Good morning!

  113. NorthShoreFan February 16, 2014 6:42 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….wet…soggy…busy day…keep your canoe ready today..

  114. tommui February 16, 2014 7:30 am


  115. tommui February 16, 2014 7:50 am

    Today’s games in the the Easton Las Vegas Classic matches Hawaii against Utah and Nevada. Both are tough games – the Utes have won all their games and the Nevada team only lost one but did have 20-10 victory over BYU.
    Of course neither played Florida.

    Having said the above, GO WAHINE!!!

  116. Kevin February 16, 2014 8:09 am

    Tom, I replied to your email!

    And yes two tough games today, historically Nevada has been a “pain” in the okole for Hawaii-never an easy win and always a battle for some reason and Utah probably looking to get some revenge on us after we beat them 1-0 last year on a VERY horrendous call by the home plate umpire that cost Utah the game. Essentially what happened was our batter pulled a ball that clearly went foul right in front of the 3rd baseman, but the home plate umpire claimed the 3rd baseman for Utah touched itโ€ฆ. the ball clearly sailed at least a foot and a half in front of her and should have been ruled foul. We had a runner at 3rd and that’s how we scored the final and only run of the game.

  117. Kevin February 16, 2014 8:10 am

    BTWโ€ฆ that home plate umpire that screwed over Utahโ€ฆ was a PAC 12 umpire.

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