Pu‘u-Robinson earns scholarship; 5 transfers sign

jprJordan Pu‘u-Robinson received an early Christmas present when he was told he would be placed on scholarship.

“I’m thankful,” said Pu‘u-Robinson, a Baldwin High graduate who transferred this past summer after three years at Washington State. “It was hard to pay tuition for one semester. It’s nice to be back on scholarship.”

Pu‘u-Robinson relinquished a WSU football scholarship and starting job when he returned to Hawaii because of a family situation. A month into the season, the NCAA granted Pu‘u-Robinson a waiver enabling him to play without redshirting. But he suffered a a broken middle finger on his left hand against San Diego State, underwent surgery and did not play the rest of the season.

“It’s almost healed,” Pu‘u-Robinson said. “I’m not quite cleared yet. I have an appointment in two weeks. Hopefully, I’m cleared then.”

Pu‘u-Robinson, who has played defensive end and outside linebacker the past couple of years, is expected to compete at tight end this spring.

“I’m fine with that 100 percent,” he said. “That’s what I played in high school originally. I’m comfortable with that. I’ll do whatever I can do to help the team.”

* * * * *

UH has received faxed copies of letters of intent from:

• Left tackle David Griffin

• Tight end Josh Long

• Wide receiver Vasquez Haynes

• Linebacker Julian Gener

• Linebacker Tevita Lataimua


  1. Janusz smyczynski December 19, 2012 8:12 am


  2. AlaWai December 19, 2012 8:13 am


  3. AlaWai December 19, 2012 8:14 am

    GRatz to Pu`u. Mahalo for returning to the 808 to contribute to the program. Well deserved.

    Mele Kalikimaka.

  4. Annoddah Dave December 19, 2012 8:14 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    WoW made to top ten!

  5. PONO December 19, 2012 8:21 am

    It’s 11am PST now. Where are those faxes? Hope those JC bruddahs didn’t pick today to sleep in.

  6. al December 19, 2012 8:37 am

    congratulations to puu-robinson. we look forward to your transition to tight end.

  7. WarriorMojo December 19, 2012 8:44 am

    Who wants to be a WARRIOR?! Let’s go!!

  8. SteveM December 19, 2012 8:46 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Best wishes to Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson!

  9. (Jesse) James December 19, 2012 8:52 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Wow…top ten.

    Congrats to Puu Robinson

  10. Tofuzuke December 19, 2012 8:53 am

    Congrats… another local boy returns, and earns a scholly. No place like playing at home! Keep up the recruiting coaches, we’re very proud of the job you’re doing, but we’re not done yet!! For da local boys who are undecided….. nothing like playing infront of; family, friends, and the STATE of HAWAII!

  11. al December 19, 2012 8:58 am

    tommui…absolutely correct. mckinley high school was often referred as “tokyo high” back in the day as a result of the high number of japanese-american students that attended one of the nation’s oldest public high schools.

    i, for one, am not in favor of renaming an institute that has already taken on the name of another person of note.

    in particular, mckinley has had many infamous alumni who’s ohana could also have a case for renaming the school after their ancestor. for example, senator hiram fong, gov. geo ariyoshi, senator/rep sparky matsunaga, et al.

    here’s a list of the schools’ hall of honor.


    truth be told, here’s why the school was named after pres. wm mckinley, it is of great significance to this state,

    “The school’s name was then changed to President William McKinley High School, after President William McKinley, whose influence helped to bring about the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States

    hail mckinley hail…

    …nuff said

  12. Bugaz December 19, 2012 9:07 am

    But Hawaii was not annexed

  13. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:08 am

    Sen. Inouye certainly is deserving of having a structure in his name.

    The irony is that renaming a facility is not an easy procedure, and that the one person who probably could cut through the red tape was Sen. Inouye.

    Except for Obama, I don’t think there’s anybody in Hawaii with enough clout to get something like this done.

  14. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 19, 2012 9:09 am

    A clarification re some of the comments made yesterday:

    As a member of the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s State Central Committee, I will only be able to select the three nominees from those who have actually submitted their own applications. If Hanabusa doesn’t submit her own application, her name will not be on the list to be considered.

    Unless no one else applies, Abercrombie will not bypass the process.

    Although I am impressed with Hanabusa’s qualifications, I am very concerned about her leaving the US House – unless a strong (real) Democratic candidate is available to take on the Republicans or Democratic conservatives in the winner-takes-all election which will be held sometime in late February or early March.

    If she does go over to the Senate, she will have given up her two years of House seniority. It’s not much, but if she stays, it will be better for Hawai than having a newly-elected US Representative ranked Number 435 after the special election.

    No matter who is named to to be our junior senator for the next two years means we will lost 72 years of seniority combined from Senators Akaka and Inouye.

  15. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:22 am

    Vasquez Haynes: “I’m in the process of sending my papers. I’m happy to be a Warrior.”

  16. gobows December 19, 2012 9:24 am

    my grandfather played 6 seasons of football for mckinley, he wasn’t able to attend school the rest of the year because he had to work. his brothers used to coach at st louis way back in the day.

  17. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:26 am

    David Griffin: “I’m getting ready to sign them right now.”

  18. tommui December 19, 2012 9:27 am

    #11 AL – I was looking at all the names listed on the Hall of Honor and did not see AL KIMURA’s name. Must be an oversight 🙂

    Were you one of the lucky ones that got the Groupon coupon?

    (Thanks Joanne, but I was a dollar short).

    Does Pu`u have two years to play?

  19. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:27 am

    Thanks for the updates, Doc.

  20. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:28 am

    Pu‘u-Robinson will petition for a sixth year. He can only petition after he completes his fifth year.

  21. tommui December 19, 2012 9:28 am


  22. Stephen Tsai December 19, 2012 9:28 am

    If anybody is interested, SMU practices at 3:30 at the stadium today, per JJ.

  23. gobows December 19, 2012 9:31 am


    Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the permanent acquisition and incorporation of some territorial entity into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous).[1] Usually, it is implied that the territory and population being annexed is the smaller, more peripheral, and weaker of the two merging entities, barring physical size. It can also imply a certain measure of coercion, expansionism or unilateralism on the part of the stronger of the merging entities. Because of this, more positive terms like political union or reunification are sometimes preferred. Annexation differs from cession and amalgamation, because unlike cession where territory is given or sold through treaty, or amalgamation (where the authorities of both sides are asked if they agree with the merge), annexation is a unilateral act where territory is seized and held by one state and legitimized via general recognition by the other international bodies (i.e. countries and intergovernmental organisations).

    taken from the Encyclopædia Britannica.

    was hawaii added to the united states? if yes, then by definition, hawaii was annexed.

  24. al December 19, 2012 9:44 am

    tommui…no i whiffed on procuring one of those coupons. it was gone in a hurry.

    its okay.

    but, i do miss those greasy cheeseburgers and fries that the old stadium bowl o drome used to sell.

  25. time warner cable nyc December 19, 2012 9:50 am

    I haven’t checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are really great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend. 🙂

  26. al December 19, 2012 9:51 am

    and i’ve removed w & m burgers from my list.

    unless you can get there as soon as they open. otherwise, they pre-cook those burgers and let em sit on the side only to reheat em before putting them out to sell later on. same with the fries.

    two of the cardinal sins of fast foods are never to pre-cook and reheat or worse yet re-fry a french fry.

    those folks in spanish netherlands would have a fit if they found out about the re-fried french fries.

  27. al December 19, 2012 9:51 am

    why is smu here?

  28. gobows December 19, 2012 9:53 am

    #27 they gonna play fresno

    in hawaii bowl

  29. d1shima December 19, 2012 9:57 am

    The what Bowl?

  30. d1shima December 19, 2012 9:59 am

    Vasquez Haynes: “I’m in the process of sending my papers. I’m happy to be a Warrior.”

    Translated: I can’t find anyone else who still uses a fax machine!

  31. koakane ip5 December 19, 2012 10:02 am


  32. d1shima December 19, 2012 10:04 am

    nahnahnah about The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

    I’m planning to support the game by at least showing up for some of the game.

    (hint: contact your fayrit HS AD for tickets.)

  33. koakane ip5 December 19, 2012 10:05 am

    or #31 and #17 …. Russell you get pen, pen gonfunit


  34. A-House December 19, 2012 10:09 am

    I asked the family about the Hawaii Bowl and got blank stares from Mrs A-house, Midori, and Masaboy.

    Guess we not going this year!

  35. d1shima December 19, 2012 10:14 am

    Ask not! Do!

    (beg forgiveness later)

  36. time warner cable nyc December 19, 2012 10:17 am

    I was just looking for this information for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what is the Google’s issue that does not rank this kind of informative websites closer to the top. Normally the top web sites are full of garbage.

  37. BG December 19, 2012 10:20 am

    Good morning everyone! Nevah mind the rain. It keeps the aina green. Kinda sucks for the procrastinators who are trying to get their photovoltaic systems in place before the end of 2012.

    Checking the blog regularly today to see our Christmas wishes come true (all the JC signees that is).

    Thanks oldie for call me last night!

  38. 3-Prong December 19, 2012 10:26 am

    22 ST: Can you relay to JJ my intent to leave my beloved Warriors to watch SMU for an annual fee of 2 million dollars. No wait, can you do that for me on the day of the bowl game. Hehe. Just kidding……

  39. 3-Prong December 19, 2012 10:29 am

    ST: You gonna let us know about the faxes as they come in or all at once at the end of the day?

  40. oldie December 19, 2012 10:36 am


    I was supposed convert a BYU vs Hawaii baseball game from the late 90s. Tape is Beta. I’ll try that one.

  41. (Jesse) James December 19, 2012 10:37 am

    WD #14,

    While I know you are correct regarding the selection and appointment of a new Senator from Hawaii, I believe that if the person is selected and appointed before the swearing in of the rest of the Senators on Jan. 3, that individual would be the senior Senator from Hawaii. In other words, if Representative Hanabusa is appointed to the Senate before January 3, she would be the senior Senator from Hawaii and Senator-elect Hirono would be Hawaii’s junior Senator.

  42. oldie December 19, 2012 10:41 am

    As far as an appropriate memorial Dan Inouye, I’m glad Tsaikos came up with some worthy suggestions.

    I still like the airport best. I think that will keep his name alive better than anything else.

    After a while, they’ll be no confusion when you mention Inouye Airport, just as there’s no confusion if someone mentions Kennedy or Dulles or O’Hare.

  43. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 19, 2012 10:43 am


    Yes, but it wouldn’t matter who is senior amongst a states delegation in terms what seniority within the senate gets you.

    If Hanabusa is named the replacement, every single one of our congressional delegation will have ZERO seniority. Tulsi – new, Hirono – new, Hanabusa – new, Special election winner – new.

    This will be a very tough decision to make on Dec. 28 and being one of the newest members of the State Central Committee, I am not really looking forward to it. 🙁

  44. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2012 10:51 am

    … my 2 centavos …

    Rep. Hanabusa should stay in the House, to maintain her seniority.

    My choice would be Ed Case or General Shinseki.

    Then the voters will decide who they want at the next election.

  45. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2012 10:52 am

    # 44 … that’s if they apply …

  46. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 11:02 am

    I think Hanabusa has her sights on being a Senator. That means come 2014 and 2016 she going run for the Senate office.

    Her staying as a Representative would be wasted seniority years. May as well let someone else be the Rep.

  47. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 11:06 am

    Is that the fax machine I hear beeping?

  48. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 19, 2012 11:07 am

    There may be more than just the Senate on Hanabusa’s mind….Oh the political birds tweet tweet tweet.

  49. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 11:24 am

    It’s on her mind now since she has applied…

  50. tommui December 19, 2012 11:30 am

    #44 ai-eee-soos

    Is the General a member of the Democrat Party? Was he one of the speakers for President Obama at the last Convention?

  51. tommui December 19, 2012 11:45 am

    @43 IWWTHM

    Senator Patrick Leahey is now the President Pro Temp of the Senate – which goes to the most senior of the senators of the majority party. He has served thirty seven years as a U.S. Senator or six plus terms.

    If we are to build up any kind of seniority in the Senate, it would have to be someone comparatively young and able to win re-election every six years.

    Senator Inouye was one of those – I believe he was in his thirties when he was first elected.

    Representative Hanabusa is a very capable person; however, she would be 98 years old by the time she served the same amount of years as Senator Leahey!

  52. A-House December 19, 2012 11:45 am


    How many are still in the process of faxing over their NLI to Coach Chow? or, are they all in? or, only 2 or 3?

    You know us, we like to think we get the most fastest scoops from you and then tell others that YOU told us.

  53. tommui December 19, 2012 11:47 am

    And getting away from the politics of the day, have we gotten the word from Garcia? i.e. the LOI telegrams?

  54. A-House December 19, 2012 11:50 am


    that is a very good question as most of the General/Flag Officers are Republicans.

    what shocked me is that 60% + of all US military officers are from the “South” thus solidifying the Republican hold in the southern states.

    although being a 4 star, I don’t know how effective he would be as a Senator from Hawaii.

  55. Ralph December 19, 2012 11:52 am

    Isn’t Hanabusa 60+ years old, a senator serves 6 year terms, she won’t have a long stay in Congress to build seniority.

  56. el burro sabio December 19, 2012 11:54 am

    General Shinseki is 70 years old. More importantly, is he a Hawaii resident?

  57. Ralph December 19, 2012 11:55 am

    Republicans hold the South because Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill in 1965.

  58. ai-eee-soos December 19, 2012 11:56 am

    # 50 tommui:

    I believe Gen. Shinseki did speak at the Dem convention.

    He is part of President Obama’s Cabinet,

    but I don’t know if he is a card-carrying party member.

    disclaimer: I don’t know nuthin about dis kine stuff.

  59. el burro sabio December 19, 2012 11:56 am

    Is General Shinseki a member of the Hawaii Democratic Party?

  60. d1shima December 19, 2012 11:56 am

    …with the help of the Republicans

  61. WarriorMojo December 19, 2012 11:59 am

    From Twitter:

    Julian Austin Gener:

    Just signed my letter of intent for Hawaii! I’m so happy!!

  62. d1shima December 19, 2012 12:02 pm

    Although Democrats had a historically large majority in the House of Representatives with 259 members to 176 Republicans, almost as many Republicans voted for the civil rights bill as Democrats. The final vote was 290 for the bill and 130 against. Of the “yea” votes, 152 were Democrats and 138 were Republicans. Of the “nay” votes, three-fourths were Democrats. In short, the bill could not have passed without Republican support.


  63. cocobean December 19, 2012 12:02 pm

    Tulsi makes sense.

    Gabbard has a higher ceiling for greatness than Hanabusa or Shatz, the two probably leaders in the race for appointment. She’s the one that has the most IT about her. The other Senators would barely raise any eyebrow in it were Hanabusa or Shatz. If it’s Gabbard they’d all stand to take a better look at her.

    They all remember a newly elected first time national office holder who also had IT. The guy who half way through his Senatorial term decided to run for President…and won.

    Senator Dan had IT thoughout his life. Ask his family, his childhood friends, his school mates, his war buddies, his political friends and foes, and finally ask the people of Hawaii.

    The US Senate is still primarily an old boys club with 75% membership being male. I doubt that Hanabusa would have any kind of standing or repect with them. But with Tulsi they’d have a lot of respect for once they know she can strip down an M16, put it together then fire IT.

  64. Pomai December 19, 2012 12:05 pm

    King Shorty will appoint who Senator Inouye told him to appoint, if not he is a one time Governor.

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid December 19, 2012 12:06 pm

    I nominate IWWTHM for the House position.

    Naw, on second thought, I don’t hate him enough to send him into the black hole which Washington politics have become.

  66. WarriorNY December 19, 2012 12:06 pm

    Hey all,

    Just saw this… Not sure if anyone posted this earlier…


  67. Da Punchbowl Kid December 19, 2012 12:07 pm

    Happy for Pu’u – Robinson.


  68. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 12:08 pm

    If you thinking age then the General is moot.

    Want young? Then Schatz, then have some shots, preferably whiskey for me.

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid December 19, 2012 12:08 pm

    Howzit WarriorNY!

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid December 19, 2012 12:09 pm

    Touche, jtl!

  71. Ralph December 19, 2012 12:10 pm

    of the 138 Republicans who voted, how many from the South. Okay, back to football, fax machine must be the older model, slow processing the NLI.

  72. WarriorNY December 19, 2012 12:13 pm

    What’s up DPK!

  73. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 12:18 pm

    Plus the fax machine is only 50 dpi. No can read the signature, all you see is/are dots.

    @Da Punchbowl Kid

    You an Épée fencer?

  74. d1shima December 19, 2012 12:20 pm

    West Virginia’s Byrd and Tennessee’s Gore voted against cloture to try to prevent the vote. 80% of the votes against cloture were, in fact, Democrat.

  75. d1shima December 19, 2012 12:24 pm


    Would Hawaii still be on the hook for bulldog and Rebel travel east? 👿

  76. A-House December 19, 2012 12:25 pm


    is this truly our own Ralph?

  77. azwarrior22 December 19, 2012 12:30 pm

    ST – how bout a running blog update on the signed JC LOI’s?

  78. A-House December 19, 2012 12:30 pm

    MWC Commissioner Thompson must be having night mares about the coming and goings of teams in the conference and those that are ready to leave and some who may want back inside.

    Will he continue to hold UH “hostage” to the travel pay issue for any team that joins the conference after 6/1/2012?

    Wouldn’t it be something if a certain number of current MWC schools decide to defect to the WAC and make that the major mid-major conference in the West leaving him holding the bag for an empty conference? Power is like sand – the harder you squeeze, the faster it disappears.

  79. Ralph December 19, 2012 12:34 pm

    A House see how they voted here: esp. by party and region


  80. WarriorNY December 19, 2012 12:34 pm


    That wouldn’t surprise me… :-/

    You have to wonder that if the Big East has contacted UNLV and Fresno, Nevada can’t be far behind… Wasn’t the UNLV president one of the key people in getting us into the MWC?

  81. A-House December 19, 2012 12:35 pm

    I must be blind or deaf or just not in tune, but I am still looking for something that MRC Greenwood was the instigator/follow-up person for UH in getting anything positive such as grants, donations, improvements in acadamics or athlethics.

    putting it simply, what has she done the past 2 or 3 years?

    I like to beat this “dead horse” issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Ralph December 19, 2012 12:40 pm

    A House also read the political repercussions. It’s a topic that is revisited every presidential election in defining red and blue states.

    Is Rauscher at his fax? prausch@hawaii.edu anyone antsy can email him and ask him if he would give an up date. ph 956-6508

  83. A-House December 19, 2012 12:40 pm

    Ralphie, Ralphie:

    welcome back to blogging!!!!!!!!

  84. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 12:42 pm

    Power is like kegel exercises, the harder you squeeze…

  85. A-House December 19, 2012 12:43 pm


    I called 956-6508 and got a recording – “this is the UH football office – please leave your name and number and we will surely get back to you” – then, I hung up.

  86. Ralph December 19, 2012 12:44 pm

    A House, Greenwood serves the UH system of which UH is part of, it is Apple who is responsible for what you ask for in #81.

  87. SteveM December 19, 2012 12:45 pm

    The discussion on Senate seniority is interesting… but bottom line is that you are looking 25+ years down the road for significant seniority…and that person has to be re-elected all the way.

    Seniority like Inouye’s is rare. The needs of the state is now. Need someone who can step up and represent the state well today and in the near future…whoever that may be.

  88. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 19, 2012 12:48 pm

    General Shinseki would have been a terrific candidate. But alas, the odds he is able to stay in the senate long enough to build seniority is against him.

  89. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 12:49 pm

    Good to see Kalei has made the transition. Too good!

  90. JJones ghost December 19, 2012 1:14 pm

    Mufi would make sense. He could then challenge Tulsi in 2 years & lose again in the senate race of 2014.

  91. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 1:24 pm

    No Mufi. That would be a wasted two years.

  92. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 1:26 pm

    I’m assuming the judge who sentenced the puppy mill guy is not an animal lover. *howl*

  93. Old School Dave December 19, 2012 1:30 pm

    Utah State is already interviewing candidates to replace departed Gary Andersen. OC Matt Wells seems to be the front runner and player favorite. Utah DC Kalani Sitake is also in the running.

    Just amazed at how quickly other schools move to fill coaching vacancies. No committees or advisory groups. Apparently, USU’s recruiting class for 2013 is highly regarded, and they don’t want to lose those players by not having a head coach in place.


  94. Old School Dave December 19, 2012 1:34 pm

    Utah State OC Matt Wells would probably earn the same amount of $$ at Wisconsin compared to if he were to become HC at USU ($565,000 base/ $755,000 with incentives).

  95. Gsky December 19, 2012 1:36 pm

    Is this the Warrior Beat or the Politics Beat?

  96. kruzen December 19, 2012 1:44 pm

    Welcome to the five new Warriors who faxed their LOI.

    • Left tackle David Griffin

    • Tight end Josh Long

    • Wide receiver Vasquez Haynes

    • Linebacker Julian Gener

    • Linebacker Tevita Lataimua

  97. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 19, 2012 1:49 pm


    It’s whatever the blog host says it is and tolerates.

  98. jimmy the lock December 19, 2012 1:51 pm

    Big Wednesday it is. Welcome Warriors!

    So far I’m being tolerated.

  99. Bugaz December 19, 2012 1:58 pm

    Welcome Warriors!!! Great to have you on board.

  100. Bugaz December 19, 2012 1:59 pm

    Congrats Pu’u

  101. RedZone December 19, 2012 2:13 pm


    Welcome new Warriors.

    And congrats to Jordan.

  102. I’m extremely impressed with your writing abilities as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you customize it your self? Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a great weblog like this one today..

  103. wafan December 19, 2012 2:29 pm

    Welcome new Warriors!

    A new kind of family for you.

  104. (Jesse) James December 19, 2012 2:38 pm

    IWWTHM #43

    I was just commenting on WD’s last sentence in #14 where she says whoever is appointed our junior Senator…the appointee would be our senior Senator if appointed before January 3rd….I understand that both of Hawaii’s Senators would have no seniority in the Senate as a whole…. 🙂

  105. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 19, 2012 3:08 pm


    roger that. so when is the x-mas party? bwaha.

  106. Annoddah Dave December 19, 2012 3:37 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    I do not know how recruiting works but hoping that coaches vet all candidates with some kind of master list of performance (athletic and academic) and character items similar to how they do for match.com and eharmony.com. I wonder if there is a universal list for all college coaches??

  107. (Jesse) James December 19, 2012 4:17 pm

    #105…IWWTHM. It will be the Saturday after the last game next year. So make plans now to attend and put it on your calendar. The party at Aloha Brew Company was a success and it may be at that location again next year.

  108. jeffdman2000 December 19, 2012 4:23 pm

    Is it me or did a bunch of JC recruits not sign that were supposed to?

  109. WarriorNY December 19, 2012 4:32 pm


    I was thinking the same thing. What happened to Terrance Polk?

  110. jeffdman2000 December 19, 2012 4:38 pm

    tagi hill, stacey howard , tau’au

  111. jeffdman2000 December 19, 2012 4:38 pm

    wr Kemp

  112. jeffdman2000 December 19, 2012 4:38 pm

    elukue guy or whatever his name is

  113. koakane ip5 December 19, 2012 4:42 pm


  114. Mauiwarrior December 19, 2012 4:48 pm

    Only five were suppose to sign today….

  115. WarriorNY December 19, 2012 4:49 pm

    Oh, are these the mid year guys that will enroll in January? Do the others sign in February?

  116. al December 19, 2012 4:49 pm

    those guys will sign in feb or after they complete their AA degrees. a requirement for any and all jc transfers.

  117. Mauiwarrior December 19, 2012 4:49 pm

    Regarding the amount of signees, refer to Monday’s blog….big wednesday

  118. d1shima December 19, 2012 4:50 pm

    Welcome Warriors!

    ….Mele Kalikimaka!

  119. al December 19, 2012 4:53 pm

    Jeff…high school guys can only sign a nil in feb


    only jc guys who have completed the AA and hs players who have graduated already may enroll in January if they are accepted at UH.

  120. PurpleMaple December 19, 2012 4:53 pm

    Does Ron Fields have to re-sign? And yeah, where is Tigi Hill’s signed LOI? Bit of a concern.

  121. al December 19, 2012 4:54 pm

    pm…refer to 119.

  122. tommui December 19, 2012 5:01 pm

    #104 Jessie(James):

    Whoever the Governor appoints prior to January 3rd is the senior senator as Rep. Hirono doesn’t get sworn in until January 3th.

    Hirono would be junior as the one appointed as a senator became a senator prior to Hirono being sworn in as a senator.

    The one appointed by the Governor would also be senior to any newly elected senator since he/she became a senator before they did.

  123. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 19, 2012 5:28 pm

    A quick reminder that politics and sports – professional or collegiate Div 1-A – are financially intertwined.

    I recommend that those of you who are interested in learning more about the money & politics in sports to read “Let’s Eliminate Sports Welfare” by

    Patrick Hruby at http://www.sportsonearth.com/articfle/40595178/

    It’s not just the money generated by ticket sales, advertising, and donations. Sports teams & their owners, players,and universities receive federal grants as well as tax deductions & exemptions. Virtually all players in all major sports make enough money to be placed in the 1% category.

    As for the importance of political connections here in Hawai`i with respect to sports, look at Aloha Stadium. Sixty percent of the parking lot is directly owned by the Department of Interior with the balance of the property leased to the state for another 60 years. There are significant restrictions as to what can and cannot be done with the property and would require Congressional action to remove the restrictions which stay with the property no matter who owns or leases it.

    That, in turn, would need to be followed with the State Legislature legislating what can and cannot be done with the property.

    Who do you think is going to pay for plane tickets for Ben Jay’s family? Thee & Me.

  124. wafan December 19, 2012 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the updates WDoc.

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  126. Da Punchbowl Kid December 19, 2012 6:06 pm

    Welcome to all the new Warriors!

  127. Old School Dave December 19, 2012 6:14 pm

    Also want to welcome the newest Warriors. Hope you all will get settled in and acclimated to your new surroundings. Have a good and productive Winter conditioning program and Spring practice.

  128. raaswarriors50 December 19, 2012 6:22 pm

    Come on Ron Fields, Tigi Hill, and Stacy Howard, the Warriors wants to welcome you to the family!

  129. azwarrior22 December 19, 2012 6:29 pm

    So those other JC’ers won’t get their AA until end of Spring, I presume, and can join in the summer. Do these JC’ers sign their LOI in February, just like the high schoolers?

  130. Moocher December 19, 2012 6:40 pm

    MWC is basically a western conference. I think the two lolos at the big least and the MWC better combine instead of poach. keep it regional then let the winner from the west play the winner from the east for a BCS spot.

    the one thing that pisses me off is it is clear now that why all of a sudden schools like smu and other mid majors are overnight considered bcs quality? it’s about money and tv markets, and we don’t have either…we are going to be weeded real soon if the state does not make football a priority. talk talk talk talk talk…..in the end we end up d2 no one to blame but ourselves.

    in the big picture-i just don’t see UH in conference that’ll get an automatic birth if the MWC and big least do not combine….or some conference takes form with all the table scraps and leftovers for schools like us. lot of pressure on chow to win, fans to show up win or lose and for jay to get and manage the benjaymens.

  131. mo808 December 19, 2012 7:06 pm

    Congratz to Pu’u! Welcome to the Warriors transfers! Woohoo!

  132. SteveM December 19, 2012 7:45 pm

    Shout out to our Tsai-ko Santa, who for the 3rd year, visited and spread cheer to an adult care facility and our favorite pre-school. Both ends of the life’s spectrum and equally delighted.

  133. laulau head December 19, 2012 8:03 pm

    #132…AWESOME!! Merry Christmas SteveM!!

  134. al December 19, 2012 8:14 pm


  135. BG December 19, 2012 8:17 pm

    At the end of the day, I breathe a sigh of satisfaction. We did well with the LOI’s today. If folks can’t get excited about the recruiting…well, check their pulse and call for an undertaker!

    Super, super happy to see Ralph’s posts again! Missed you this year, my friend.


  136. BG December 19, 2012 8:19 pm

    #129 Our very favorite Santa!!! Buy him a beer!

  137. laulau head December 19, 2012 8:25 pm

    #129… Wide receiver Stacey Howard of San Bernardino Valley College says he will sign his LOI on February 6 and will join the Warriors in June.

  138. laulau head December 19, 2012 8:47 pm

    DE Quenton Brown has a change of heart…chooses North Texas over Hawaii…


  139. MattyBoy December 19, 2012 9:06 pm

    Emerald Faletuipapai chooses Houston over Hawaii


  140. Old School Dave December 19, 2012 9:08 pm

    Too bad about Quenton Brown. Gotta go where you feel comfortable, though.

    North Texas has a nice looking stadium in the works (31,000).


  141. koakane ip5 December 19, 2012 9:20 pm


  142. gobows December 20, 2012 12:08 am

  143. raaswarriors50 December 20, 2012 12:55 am

    Coach Norm Chow ant the rest of the coaching staff can shift their efforts and focus on 2 highly touted defensive ends from California-Paulo Lepua of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, CA; and Joe Mathis of Upland High School in Upland, CA- as this will offset the loss of Quentin Brown to North Texas State University! Plus, Hawaii still has a chance to recruit Trevon Youromps Bradenton High School in Bradenton, FLo, as he is a 2-way player (Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman like Dejon Allen). I’m not giving up on Reeve Koehler from St. Louis HS as he might change his mind about signing with Kansas as Coach Charlie Weis is on the “hot seat” at KU as well. Let’s get’em Norm, and let’s roll Warriors!

  144. raaswarriors50 December 20, 2012 1:00 am

    Spelling correction!

    Trevon Young of Bradenton High School from Bradenton, FL, as it shouldn’t read “Trevon Youromps Bradenton HS in Bradenton, FLo! My mistake!

  145. Ekonomia December 20, 2012 2:31 am

    I really enjoyed your article. keep going like this.

  146. d1shima December 20, 2012 5:49 am

    Great Morning All!

    On to February LOI Day! IMUA

  147. gobows December 20, 2012 6:08 am

    gener makes solid plays, shows some speed…reminds me of corey paredes, looks like a smaller pisa.

  148. gobows December 20, 2012 6:25 am

    i think both gener and lataimua are more suited for the outside. defensive speed is upgraded instantly. we’ll see in the spring if they are ready to play right away.

  149. lowtone123 December 20, 2012 7:10 am

    Gary Anderson of Utah State has accepted the HC position at Wisconsin. Will Dave Aranda be going with him. What Aranda did at UTU was impressive. What if NC had retained Aranda as DC here?

  150. Pomai December 20, 2012 7:14 am

    On August 29, 2013 you all will find out who wants to be a Warrior, until then it’s all speculation. Is it Saturday yet?

  151. gobows December 20, 2012 7:35 am

    #149 dave aranda would have prepared the defense and some of the blow outs would have been closer games. but the results may not have changed, because the offense kept giving away td’s and you can’t blame the defense for pic 6’s and fumbles. if it wasn’t for turnovers, UH would have won 5 or 6 games.

  152. gobows December 20, 2012 7:37 am

    #150 what happens on Thursday, August 29, 2013?

  153. TMx808 December 20, 2012 7:41 am


    Thats the USC game

  154. laulau head December 20, 2012 7:44 am

    That’s when we beat the Trojans…jus’ sayin’

  155. gobows December 20, 2012 8:20 am

    so i’m guessing that’s a nationally televised game on a thursday with kick off probably around 4pm if not sooner. instead of 25k like boise, USC will probably draw about 35k. a saturday night game would draw 48k. i hope UH is getting paid to make up for the lost revenue.

  156. Bugaz December 20, 2012 8:25 am

    Hopefully we find out who really wants to be a Warrior during fall camp. Sooner the better, so the coaches know who to start come Aug. 29 2013. Then those Warriors just gotta strut their stuff as the destroy the Trojans.

  157. Bugaz December 20, 2012 8:27 am

    25k or 50k, me and my gang going be there guarantee.

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