Rasmussen thrives in new role

For nearly two weeks, every day is father’s day for nose tackle Kory Rasmussen.

“It’s cool,” said Rasmussen, whose girlfriend, Rae, gave birth to the couple’s son, Kruse.

Rasmussen, a Kamehameha Schools graduate who transferred from Colorado two years ago, was placed on scholarship this summer. But this summer, he is taking classes, working as a landscaper (K Sakuma Landscape), training and parenting. He also developed his skills as a birthing coaching.


“I took Google,” he mused.

He said an auntie in a dental office, where his girlfriend works, suggested his son’s unique name.

Rasmussen, who has played on both sides of the ball at UH, has picked up another talent.

“I’m the king of changing diapers,” he said.


  1. truegreen July 26, 2015 8:25 am

    Good Sunday morning all! I can relate to Kory. 😉

  2. H-Man July 26, 2015 8:46 am

    Congratulations to Kory and Rae for their new baby.

  3. oneseason July 26, 2015 9:18 am

    Just four day and 5 weeks until the kickoff against Colorado. Coach Chow coming back for year 4 with a mostly all new set of coaches taking on Mike MacIntyre in his year 3 leading the Buffaloes. After taking San Jose St from 1-11 to 10-2 in three years, MacIntyre’s record at Colorado has been less stellar … 4-8 and 2-10. With MacIntyre hiring a new DC/LB coach, the Sept 3 game will be a chance to see what both coaches have accomplished since the end of 2014 season.

  4. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2015 10:22 am

    Nine days until camp opens.

  5. Stephen Tsai July 26, 2015 10:23 am

    Dick Tomey had a lot to do with the turnaround at SJSU.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid July 26, 2015 10:25 am

    Good for Rasmussen – goes to show what sacrifices our guys make to be Warriors.


  7. A-House July 26, 2015 10:36 am

    for whatever reason, I put Tomey in nearly the same category as Richard Nixon – never to forgive what they have done – one embarrass the Office of the President; the other, never to vote 2007 UH football team into the top 15 in the country – each had their own reason(s) so have I.

  8. A-House July 26, 2015 10:45 am

    players and coaches come and go – only constant is the loyal and not so loyal fans who stay year after year and yet, I can’t recall, ever, any UH AD doing something for the fans

    perhaps, I missed one or more things, but it’s difficult to recall something so stupendous and earth shaking that it remains locked in one’s memory – like where you were when the Challenger exploded after take off or the planes plunging into the Twin Towers or when President Kennedy was shot

    yet, there are so many things I can’t recall at all – at high school reunions, classmates talk/chide each other on location of their homerooms – some say the “smarts” were in the main building; others, non-college prep were in the “metal or wood shops”; who was the homeroom teacher; whom sat next to each other – that, is all erased from my memory!

  9. A-House July 26, 2015 10:56 am

    although hopeful that Chow will allow his primary assistants to ply their trade and be the mentor to both – when it comes to crunch time, Chow will dictate/take over offensive play calling – his conservatism will doom the team

    will he learn, after 3 years, that his style of “offensive” strategy has come and gone? I truly hope so so we can enjoy the game as fans – we may still lose, but it will be fun

    is he afraid that another will take all the “thunder” or will he be like Miyagi-san, be on the side and take pride in what the team & coaches have accomplished

    it was difficult, as many of you know, to take Von Appen after 3 years – yet, we may be looking at #4 with Chow – while I like the coaches he assembled for year #4, it will be short lived when a new coach comes in

    he may have been a brilliant offensive mind, but he is no head coach material IMHO.

  10. A-House July 26, 2015 10:58 am

    day in the valley started cloudy and humid – finally changed to sunny skies with a ever so slight breeze, but still humid

    com’ on mother nature – we need a break!!!

    need more “free” electricity and hot water and drier clothes on the line

  11. bowwar July 26, 2015 11:26 am

    Like Stan Sheriff, I don’t think UH fans truly realize how much Tomey had on the Warriors growth to D1 football. It’s too bad Dobelle didn’t select Tomey as AD versus Frazier, as I think things would have been different from where we are today…Sigh! What coulda been…

  12. bowwar July 26, 2015 11:27 am

    “Tomey had done…”

  13. kapakahi July 26, 2015 11:31 am


    Nine days until camp opens……..so what’s the latest update on the pending arrival of the missing JC transfers (Butler, Davis, Haggar, etc.)?

  14. Fei Jai July 26, 2015 12:09 pm

    Tommy was the best. Chow the worst. Wagner in the middle. Von appen one step above chow.

  15. Fei Jai July 26, 2015 12:10 pm


  16. oneseason July 26, 2015 12:28 pm

    #5 S.T. … I thought Coach Tomey’s last year at SJSU was the 2009 season. He was here for the 2011 season. SJSU doesn’t credit him with being a coach there for the 2012 season.

    “Dick Tomey had a lot to do with the turnaround at SJSU”

    2009 SJSU Head Coach Tomey: 2 Wins – 10 Losses
    2010 SJSU Head Coach MacIntyre: 1 Win – 11 Losses
    2011 SJSU Head Coach MacIntyre: 5 Wins – 7 Losses
    2011 Hawaii Special Teams Coach Tomey: 6 Wins – 7 Losses
    2012 SJSU Head Coach MacIntyre: 10 Wins – 2 Losses; http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/sjsu-m-footbl-mtt-2012.html

  17. Old School Dave July 26, 2015 12:37 pm

    Colorado has a new DC in Jim Leavit, the former USF HC (came with a lot of baggage). Surprised MacIntyre replaced veteran DC Kent Baer who was on his SJSU staff. Baer is now at UNLV.

    Funny to read that there are Alabama fans who want Nick Saban fired. How you figgah? The “Bear’s” ghost?

  18. Bigwave96744 July 26, 2015 12:39 pm

    FVA was 5-31 in 3 seasons
    NC was 8-29
    How is FVA better that NC?

    DT was 63-46-3 in 10 seasons
    JJ was 75-41 in 9 seasons
    How is DT the best coach ever?

  19. Bigwave96744 July 26, 2015 12:58 pm

    Is Kory related to Kamehameha grad and recording artist Jeff Rasmussen?

    BTW Jeff and bro Bulla does an awesome job ministering with local incarcerated

  20. SteveM July 26, 2015 12:59 pm

    My recollections/impressions on coaches:

    – LARRY PRICE made UH football colorful and interesting. Beat BYU once.
    – DICK TOMEY led us into the world of Division I football.
    – BOB WAGNER lead us to a bowl game. Beat BYU soundly twice. His coaching staff was raided due his success. After not taking us to a bowl game again, he was suddenly fired. [yes, I think we owe Daddy Wags]

    – FRED VON APPEN. Who? Taught us the grass is not greener on the other side of college.
    – JUNE JONES. So maybe the grass is greener from the Head Coach pro ranks and the R&S was a great equalizer. He also assembled the greatest cast of coaches we will probably ever see: Mouse Davis, Greg McMackin, Gerry Glanville, Jeff Reinbold, and more. But he was expected to take us to Hawaii Bowl every year except for BCS Bowls. He probably would have been fired after 3 more years if no other BCS bowl…

    -GREG McMACKIN was a sound coach but maybe too humble for the spotlight. Miss going to a couple bowl games and he’s shown the door like Wags.
    – NORM CHOW. I think the jury is still out on this one. It could have been better and it was close at times. Are we close enough to turn the corner this year? Stay tuned.

  21. cappie the dog July 26, 2015 1:32 pm

    I think Steven Wright is pitching just decent enough to hang around.

    At times, he gets pounded, but then he recovers.

    He doesn’t completely collapse, and I think the Red Sox respect that.

    But his high 4 ERA, in this era of strong pitching, is like a low 6.

    When Hawaii sports are out of season, what I like to do is watch minor league games on the web that feature former ‘Bows and local high schoolers.

    Blair Walters is looking pretty good for somebody who was without a team for half of last season.

  22. Fei Jai July 26, 2015 2:36 pm

    A lifetime asst coach does not make for a good head coach. To this statement there is general agreement by most.

  23. Buffoman July 26, 2015 2:41 pm

    I remembered Coach Dave Holmes. There was excitement when they played at old Honolulu Stadium. There were some very good ones. Levi Stanley, Casey Ortiz, Kaai (sorry could not remember his first name, and others).

    We played some tough teams during the Tomey and Wags era. I don’ t think any of the past coaches had a schedule as tough as what Coach Chow will face. This one without a break will be brutal.

  24. Maddog50 July 26, 2015 3:02 pm

    Bill Kaai OL

  25. Old School Dave July 26, 2015 3:36 pm

    All of the “Pilikia” with Casey Ortiz and Allen Brown took the headlines in 1973, but old-time UH football fans still have a special spot for UH’s 10-7 victory over Pac-8 foe Washington at Husky Stadium during that season. That game was also televised live back to the islands. Coached by Dave Holmes (Cal Murphy was OC and Larry Price the DC), UH was a D-II program at the time, working out of portables in the “Quarry” at that time, and was a 50 point underdog vs UW. The 73 UH team team also beat a good Utah team, from the old WAC in the season finale, 7-6. That Utah team beat Frank Kush’s ASU team earlier that season.

  26. alamihi crab July 26, 2015 3:37 pm

    #14. Fei Jai July 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm
    me agree with you. btw you should post more often. we likee your comments

  27. Maddog50 July 26, 2015 4:14 pm

    Old School Dave #25 played in both of those games, have a lot of fun stories from both-very interesting season to say the least-

  28. Jason Valentin July 26, 2015 4:30 pm

    Can we get some updates on the jc transfers hagger, Davis, butler. Also HS recruit Cam Hayes. LDS John Ursua and Gus Lavaka. Hope they still all are committed to us.

  29. UH Fan July 26, 2015 4:56 pm

    Can we get an update all new coming walk ons, transfers and scholarship players? Interesting to see which of the group could make the most impact. Seems like walk ons are making a big difference. Congrats Kory

  30. H-Man July 26, 2015 6:54 pm

    JV, thanks for posing the question. An update from UH Football would be nice. But the silence tells me it doesn’t look like they’re going to make it here, although they do have till Aug. 4 to report to training camp. One of the guys I hope makes it is OL Flowers. Depth on the O-line is needed for the upcoming brutal, no-break 13-game schedule.

  31. Old School Dave July 26, 2015 8:58 pm

    Mad Dog 50: Thanks for representing UH. I remember those portables and the weight room attached to Klum. I also recall a tall, skinny backup QB transfer from Oregon on that team who had a Fu Man Chu 🙂

  32. Don Weir July 26, 2015 9:09 pm

    MadDog 50,
    Plus Grambling, Tennessee, and Stanford when we played.

  33. hitman July 26, 2015 9:09 pm

    aloha everyone !! nc is ok his problem is he is not out there like all the other good coaches from the pass !! with jj you know the offence going put up numbers !! and dt & bw it was killer defence with all the ! brothers !!

  34. st. anthony trojan July 26, 2015 9:35 pm

    Hmmmmm me thinks…# 22 been eating 2 much bagong n balut again…

    Smatta u… we are n have been chasing championships since his arrival…

  35. Maddog50 July 27, 2015 2:44 am

    Old School Dave….the quarry would flood and frogs or toads would come out of the pond near the stairs going to upper campus they would die on the practice field and bake in the sun! Practicing with dead frogs all over the place! Spent one pre-season camp sleeping under the deck of the pool for a couple of weeks that was interesting!!!! Go Warriors!!!!

  36. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2015 5:08 am

    New post:

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