Phoenix prep QB commits to UH

Quarterback Kevin Spain of Paradise Valley High in Arizona told The Warrior Beat he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
“I’m really happy about it,” said Spain, who is 6 feet 2 and 190 pounds. “I’ve always been a fan of Colt Brennan. I can’t wait to play in his offense.”
Spain also plays baseball and lacrosse.
Span attended Arizona State’s football camp. ASU already received a commitment from a quarterback. But ASU head coach recommended Spain to Greg McMackin. McMackin was Erickson’s defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks in the mid-1990s.
“I committed (to UH) today,” Spain said. “I’m super-excited about everything.”
Spain will be the sixth member of UH’s 2010 recruiting class.

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Dominick Sierra of La Habra High in Whittier, Calif., has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Sierra plays tight end, cornerback and safety, but is projected to compete at linebacker at UH. He is 6 feet 1 and 207 pounds. He runs 40 yards in 4.7 seconds.

Here’s a link to La Habra football:

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J-E-T-T. Jett! Jett! Jett!
The uniquely named Jett Jasper, a sophomore wideout from Kaua‘i, took a couple of minutes to chat with the Warrior Beat.
“The story has it when I was in my mom’s tummy, I was kicking around, like I was due to take off like a jet on an aircraft carrier. That’s why they named me Jett. I love how the name is Jett, and not many people have it. I feel special.”
T as in Tsai-ko:
“The two Ts are cool, too. I tell everyone the first T is silent. It’s kind of a joke.”
His family owns a popular restaurant on Kaua‘i called JJ’s Broiler.
“Everybody thinks it’s named after me. My grandfather, Jim Jasper, started it. It’s named after him. And it’s not named after June Jones.”
The family business:
“I worked in my restaurant since I could walk, doing dishes, putting away silverware. I helped prep cook. I can make almost everything on the menu. It’s been a great learning experience. I love barbecuing steak. On the grill, I can barbecue anything. I love it. The best thing to do is get the rib-eye and put a lot of salt on it. That’s all you need. Nothing fancy. No fancy sauce. Just rib-eye and salt.”
Livin’ Lihue:
“I was born and raised on Kaua‘i. Not too many haole guys born and raised on Kaua‘i. It was a great experience. It made me stronger being a minority. I have tons of friends back home. i love them all. I felt accepted.”
If he had a vote on Super Ferry …
“I approve Super Ferry. It had more benefits than negatives. I did tons of projects on it. I had the perspective of being on the island. It would have helped out so many people. Too bad it’s gone.”
From futbol to football:
“I started playing soccer. I wanted to play football. My friends were playing football. I could hear them on the loudspeaker because the football stadium is right next to the soccer field. One day, I said, ‘I want to play football.’ My dad said OK. I was a tall, skinny kid, but that’s what I wanted to do.”
Why UH?
“It’s the best place in the world. It’s as simple as that.”

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Rich2176, doing his fan dance, was quite popular the other night. (He brought $5,000 worth of UH-UNLV football tickets.)


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Yes, very popular …



  1. Jason June 22, 2009 12:09 am

    Another 1st? That’s a first.

  2. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2009 12:09 am


  3. Jason June 22, 2009 12:10 am

    It seems weird yet not weird to have all this early recruiting. It’s so different from what UH had done for so long, but it seems so natural when you consider Mack is at the helm. Does that make sense?

  4. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2009 12:11 am

    More speed at LB

    Coach Mack & Co. aren’t wasting time in building for the future.

  5. Jason June 22, 2009 12:12 am

    Here’s something I’ve always wondered: Why do people list for their Web site? I’ve seen other people do that, and ai-eee-soos reminded me of that just now. 😛

  6. Jason June 22, 2009 12:13 am

    Well, I’m off to bed. Good night, Stephen and ai-eee-soos.

  7. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2009 12:13 am

    One more LB, this one from Radford, but transferring to Kapolei.

  8. HiFlyer June 22, 2009 12:17 am

    Top Ten

    another 2010 recruit alrightty.

  9. ai-eee-soos June 22, 2009 12:20 am

    Sportsbow reports that a scholarship has been offered to Tuulauena Lolohea.

    LB, 6-2, 225

    Was at Radford but is transferring to Kapolei.

  10. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 12:21 am

    Welcome, Dominick!
    Nitey Nite!

  11. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 12:25 am

    Garret- I have a picture of you and the Colomaohana at Genji’s .

  12. Garret (phone) June 22, 2009 12:31 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Dominick Sierra! I stayed in Whittier last week and know the La Habra area well. That seems like a good area for a UH pipeline…Hawaiian restaurants all over the place and lots of people with Hawaii ties.

  13. Garret (phone) June 22, 2009 12:37 am


    Re: your post at #3

    I think this is a great example of UH reacting to the change in the recruiting landscape. Mac and Tony Tuioti deserve praise, as do all the UH coaches involved.

    To show how recruiting has changed, Texas was basically done with its 2010 class a month ago and has already had a camp for 2011 recruits. JJ already has 13 commits, Houston has 12, etc.

  14. Garret (phone) June 22, 2009 12:43 am


    Thank you for the photo! I remember seeing someone setting up a photo and how I snuck into the background of the picture. DPK and I had been talking and I had no idea who was getting their photo taken. Pretty cool that was Big C…she must have been gone shortly after that photo because I didn’t see her after DPK and I finished talking.

  15. Electrical Test Equipment June 22, 2009 12:46 am

    Wow ,what a game ….
    I like this game and really its a awesome game………

  16. wena June 22, 2009 12:53 am

    Just popping in to check out what everyone is writing about. Hi and bye everybody. Gotta go sleep now. Hope everyone had fun on Saturday night. I wanted to go but I was sick. bye bye

  17. al ™ June 22, 2009 1:12 am

    okay….so i am wondering how good a recruiter Dominick Sierra is. his team mate has also been offered.

    joshua quezada is a much sought after running back.

  18. al ™ June 22, 2009 1:15 am

    was sierra here at camp, too?
    or junior day?

    did his team mate also participate?

  19. Piper's Son June 22, 2009 1:23 am

    Top Twenty!

    Good morrow Hawaii!

  20. wafan June 22, 2009 4:40 am

    Whoo-hoo!!! Just made it — top 20!!!

  21. wafan June 22, 2009 4:41 am

    Good morning to all!

    Just need to check out at school and then . . .

  22. wafan June 22, 2009 4:42 am

    Summer Break!

  23. wafan June 22, 2009 4:43 am

    Welcome to UH, Dominick!!!

    ‘Attaway Mack and Co.!

  24. wafan June 22, 2009 4:46 am

    Dominic and its variations sure was a popular name of babies 15+ years ago. I had seven of them in my classes this year.

    Garret had a great article on names about a week or so ago.

  25. rage777 June 22, 2009 4:53 am

    Story about Jerry Glanville in the LA Times.

  26. rage777 June 22, 2009 4:55 am

    Oops, just saw it on the Advertiser.

  27. bstunna2002 June 22, 2009 5:14 am

    Man chrsitmas in June gotta love it thanks to all the coaches for doing a great job in recruitng to build the future seems like the rebuilding year in year out will be behind us soon. Now we just gotta make sure when the time comes these young men honor their commitment they made can’t have another episode like last season where we lost re ruits in the last few weeks.

  28. Stretch June 22, 2009 5:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    good to hear of another recruit for the Warrior team.

  29. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2009 5:29 am

    Hmm…seems like a powerhouse program is in the grooming stages in the Pacific… Great to see these early committs of some great athletes who will be tasting a lot of Bowl Games in the future, especially those Bull Crap System ones! Welcome to the Warrior Nation Frank, Corey, Samson, Bubba, and Dom…

  30. djmitcho (iPhone) June 22, 2009 5:51 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Looks like Mack and Co. are really going after the recruits. Hope eveyone has a great day

  31. d1島 June 22, 2009 6:13 am

    Great Morning All!

    Another day, another ’10 recruit. 🙂

    Looking forward to more this week coming outta the Beeg Buggahz Camp.

    Any video of the media league last night? Maybe some stats?

    Have a terrific Monday erryboddy…grab da umbrella on your way out!


  32. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 7:08 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka and HiHo!

  33. Garret June 22, 2009 7:09 am

    The NY Times has UH as the #71 team in the country. Here are some parts from their article on UH today. They predict UH will finish in a tie for 3rd in the WAC.

    So where do I put the Warriors in the WAC pecking order? Fifth, in terms of where it falls on the Countdown, but in a tie with Fresno State and Louisiana Tech for third. I like the offense, which returns seven starters, and think it can make great strides over its mediocre performance of a season ago.

    Dream season: Despite its major losses on defense, Hawaii puts it all together in a 10-3 regular season. The Warriors finish tied with Boise State atop the WAC.

    For an in-depth look at the program, take a look at Stephen Tsai’s blog for The Honolulu Advertiser.

  34. Garret June 22, 2009 7:10 am

    The NY Times article on UH football includes a top 5 list for Honolulu restaurants.

    1. Sushi King (King St.): You haven’t seen sashimi until you’ve been to S.K.
    2. Little Village (Smith St.): Mrs. Chan and her chicken-chive pot stickers.
    3. Happy Day (Waialae Ave.): Lisa, the tireless proprietor, works from dawn till midnight.
    4. Liliha Seafood: Nothing better than Chinese food on the way to the airport.
    5. Saigon Express: A Vietnamese stall in Waikiki’s International Market.

  35. Garret June 22, 2009 7:12 am

    Samson is back at practice but is working with the second team right now since he’s just recently returned from injury.

    Robert Gallery and Cooper Carlisle are the guards, with John Wade getting the first team reps over Samson Satele, as Satele returns from offseason surgery.

  36. Garret June 22, 2009 7:14 am

    Article about one of Central Arkansas’ opponents shows the respect they have for Central Arkansas.

    “Central Arkansas will probably be the best football team we’ve ever played,” said Miner head coach Kirby Cannon. “They are picked to win the Southland Confeence and open the season with Hawaii.

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2009 7:15 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Welcome aboard, Dominick!

  38. mctruck June 22, 2009 7:16 am

    Good to see the enthusiasm to play for UH in 2010 by the recent news; I hope these young men are still around come 2010, got my fingers crossed. GO WARRIORS!!!

  39. rich2176(Blackberry) June 22, 2009 7:35 am

    Good morning everyone. Busy day yesterday. Played golf then attended the dinner and auction. Spent lots of time talking to Sungod. He’s tan as ever and will be going to American Samoa w JJ and Mac. I think there’s a press conferece tomorrow at HNL.

  40. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 7:45 am

    Howzit and morning, gang!!

    Garret: OMG…you sneaky buggah, ah??! Glad we at least got a pic together (even though we neva’ know!! hahahaha…Too funny!) Yes, Mr C and I left shortly after that. Had annadah party to show face at….I tell you, so much green bottles, not enough time…..Bwuahahahaha….

    Liz: Mahalo for the pics!!! *And WTH is up with my hair?? Geeez..look like had one windstorm outside!!!*

    Kekoa: I saw you guys, but never made my elemu around that end to say howzit! So sorry……But I was talking story with Diana afta……Told her that perfume of hers reminds me of my oldest sistah…..I was small kine’ flashin’ back….Hehehehe….

    Mahalo, SteveM for setting up everything! Wish we got there earlier, and we were planning too…except, when you gotta distribute 7 keiki to different destinations…you tend to get a little behind schedule sometimes…

  41. MeiLing June 22, 2009 7:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Congratulations to Dominick! Glad that Coach Mack is doing more early recruiting. I’m sure Dominick is a good student since that is important to the Coach, too.

    Gotta to check the garden…Esme & out…

  42. Kekoa June 22, 2009 7:56 am

    Soggy morning Monday everybody! Warrior clubhouse getting a little crowded all of a sudden. Hmmm…kona be like playing musical chairs with only one chair left pretty soon.

    Looking ahead to our next Tsaiko gathering on da Windward side. Please join us for a 4th of July family celebration. Our very Lo Key, Lo Cal Tsaiko Chapter president Ronnie & Sons are returning home to recharge their island energizer battery.

    Also looking forward to welcoming home our long suffering Absent-Minded Professor, Wafan from the Great Pacific. Northwest. (Please post a note if you are able to share a ride with him to the event).

    Make it a habit to check out SteveM’s website for information on all of our upcoming Tsaiko events.


  43. Kekoa June 22, 2009 8:03 am

    Mei Ling ~ Change your blog name to *Slugger*

  44. koakane™ June 22, 2009 8:04 am

    😀 good morning everyone hope yu’all had a great weekend

    sorry to send this belated fathers day out to all the tsaiko kane’s but very busy on sunday

    hippo birdie to midori still looking good girl and enjoyed our talk sat nite. howzit to garret and sorry we couldn’t shoot that breeze that nite. adding my thanks to stevem and genji’s for setting up such a fine shindig.

    mahalo plenty to 😆 rich for taking the time and bringing all dem the tickets for the UNLV game. know of at least 200+ warrior fans that are happy they have it in hand.

    UH needs to get on ball and realize they missing the boat on away games ticket. other’s are providing better info and service to the fans. UH loosing money which is much needed in this time of budget crisis. 😡 wow I sound like grumfy bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa j/k ralph :mrgreen:

  45. midori7 June 22, 2009 8:04 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Hope all the Tsaiko Dads had a wonderful day yesterday.

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Spent most of the day by the Natatorium. Passing showers & strong winds, but still a nice day.

    Looking forward to reports from the big mans camp.

  46. MeiLing June 22, 2009 8:04 am


    That’s a good idea! I love baseball…. :))

  47. 702WarriorNation June 22, 2009 8:14 am

    Pete Fiutak – CFN
    Who are the most overrated teams going into the season?
    It’s the Thursday topic in the CFN Daily Roundtable Discussion.

    Q: The most overrated team will be … ?
    1- Ole Miss
    2- Virgina Tech

    3. Boise State – I always get yelled at whenever I dare to suggest that playing in the WAC is the main reason for the great record over the years, but this isn’t a top 15 based on talent with lines that aren’t top 20-worthy and a suspect receiving corps. Would you take Boise State over Georgia, who’s ranked lower in almost every preseason poll, on a neutral field in the season opener? Of course you wouldn’t.

    4- Ohio State
    5- Texas
    other writers list of overrated teams with comments.

  48. Kekoa June 22, 2009 8:36 am

    Mama C-Ta ~

    Wanted: Summah school classes ~

    A special session featuring lessons on “How NOT To Scratch on Da Eight Ball” is badly needed. Wessai straight shooting exhibition stars are standing by to offer tips. They include Homey, (J)James & Diana, resident experts on the subject.

    The Mid-Summer Pool & Darts competition is beginning to gain interest in the Tsaiko community. Bragging rights for the coveted ‘Green Cup’ is going to be up for grabs during late July. Stay tuned!

  49. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 8:37 am

    the Natatorium and Waikiki beach & the warm Pacific waves sound a lot better than the cold water up here…

  50. Kekoa June 22, 2009 8:46 am

    702Warrior Nation ~ I look at all these pollsters, and football ranking gurus as a bunch of cartoon characters. They know even less than we do about who is going to be a ranked team!

    Let the teams decide on the field. Let them play the game first!


  51. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 8:51 am



    Sign me up!!!!

  52. Kekoa June 22, 2009 9:06 am

    Mama C-Ta ~ So far it’s just you & me!…mebbe step stools for the keiki would add 6.2 more players to the competition…whoa!…goin’ be tuff!

  53. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 9:23 am

    I didn’t realize we were sorta-sorta related. Through Rod.

  54. 702WarriorNation June 22, 2009 9:29 am

    Yep, but you gotta admit from their high view of themselves as gurus, it’s interesting that they also cover their okoles too. Not quite committed to their pre season evals- but good to get these teams motivated like us at 5-6 in WAC to show’em what they don’t know yet!
    I’ll be impressed when anyone of them admits they were wrong when games played and they win.
    Let the games/fun begin- can’t wait!

  55. Kekoa June 22, 2009 9:35 am

    ST ~ Saw Rod at a family picnic at Kaka’ako Park a few weeks ago. When the guys got ready to play a little friendly game of fb, coach Mac could have selected his All Big Boy camp leaders from that group!

    Your niece asked if you are still alive. She says she hasn’t seen you since you became such a huge media mogul.

  56. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 9:37 am

    Kekoa: No worry…they will come….

    Step stools sounds like a great idear….hahahaha…

  57. Kekoa June 22, 2009 9:44 am

    702WN ~ Sly buggahs!…We goin’ burn up their predictions this year and buss up their crystal balls.

  58. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 9:52 am

    i always agree with posts like #47.

  59. C rM June 22, 2009 9:55 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.
    What a great weekend.
    good food, good drinks, good people.
    Sunday even better.
    C u latah.

  60. A-House June 22, 2009 10:08 am


    re “plaid” – we affectionally refer to him as “da walker” – even at 10:30pm, we see him walking out to the bus stop – always carrying a plastic bag.

    we have often wondered where he was going at that “late hour”

    we have also seen him on Bishop Street – usually mid-morning to lunch time.

  61. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 10:23 am

    ST: Funny story about Plaid.

    So, is there an A.P.B. out for an Asian male, salt n pepa hair, glasses, about 5’8″ that answers to the name Tsai-ko Master?

  62. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 10:27 am

    The suspect had mostly pepa hair until he found out he was going to be a grandpa.

  63. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 10:27 am

    Nice interview with Jett up there… Hope he has a good season to talk story about when he visits home.

  64. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 10:29 am

    The niece is always using the laptop computer, but she never visits the blog.
    But then last night, she says she saw her uncle being “Tricky.”
    Hmmm. Who would send a link?

  65. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 10:35 am

    ST: Oh yes…I didn’t get a chance to congratulate you about that news….

    Watch out, after ONE, they tend to multiply fast….Oh wait….thats just me…..

  66. Kazz June 22, 2009 10:43 am

    Midori is gonna participate in the Big Man’s Camp? 😯

  67. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 10:50 am

    Kazz: back “home”?

  68. July Jones June 22, 2009 11:00 am

    Anybody stick out at the big man camp today?

  69. homey ℞ June 22, 2009 11:00 am

    Good morning readers!

    Good to see players jumping on the Warrior bandwagon early in the recruiting cycle. Hope to see some monsters after the big man camp!

    *note to self…buy my own darts that stick to the board*

  70. homey ℞ June 22, 2009 11:01 am

    *note to self…not the suction cup tip darts*

  71. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 11:04 am

    uh..homey….I don’t think it was the darts……

  72. Kekoa June 22, 2009 11:10 am

    ST ~ I can’t imagine how your niece would have found out about the 5 star U Tube video that is sweeping the nation with over a million ‘hits’ already!

  73. Kekoa June 22, 2009 11:18 am

    ST ~ More importantly. What is Jett’s status at this time? I’ve found him to be an eager participant on the team, but just never had much opportunity to strut his stuff.

    Is it true that he did not make the cut, or is that still a matter of contention.

  74. Rob25 June 22, 2009 11:29 am

    Hey Tsaikos!

    Jett is my kind of chef…Ribeye and Hawaiian salt on the grill…nuff said! It let’s the taste of the meat burst through.

    Coloma: When we going talk story again?

  75. Rob25 June 22, 2009 11:30 am

    Wait a minute!!

    I missed the news about ST becoming a grandparent!! 😯

  76. Rob25 June 22, 2009 11:31 am

    Kekoa: Can we make it a billiards, darts and card Extravaganza!!

    I’m in for that!!

  77. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 11:32 am


    😉 Soon

  78. BG June 22, 2009 11:51 am

    Hey Rob25!

    I taped the incredible 5 game wahine victory over Washington over the weekend. Do you think Frank and friends would like a half dozen copies after I take out the commercials?…although sometimes, the Hawaii commercials (esp the fuud) are the best part that our boys and girls miss!!!

  79. koakane™ June 22, 2009 11:56 am

    au’wryte count me in on the fun and games. always up for getting together to do stuff.

    cohana roflmfao 2X’s

    rob25 just read homey beat the crap out of you in darts 😯

    patnah after mrs in home therapy session will give you a call

  80. Kazz June 22, 2009 12:01 pm


    June 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Kazz: back “home”?

    Yes. 😥

  81. Kazz June 22, 2009 12:07 pm


    June 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Hey Rob25!

    I taped the incredible 5 game wahine victory over Washington over the weekend. Do you think Frank and friends would like a half dozen copies after I take out the commercials?…although sometimes, the Hawaii commercials (esp the fuud) are the best part that our boys and girls miss!!!


    Yes sir! That game was awesome!!!

    I’ll never forget that whole night and seeing Sjmacro jumping out of not only his seat, but his row and going insane.

    I think I remember literally crawling on my hands and knees up the stairs when it was all over.

    That was the same day of the BASHING we took at Corvallis. I wasn’t originally planning on going to the game, until me and my friends felt the need to wash that horrible loss against the Beavs out of our mouths and I think the 5,000+ on hand that night felt the same way. The student section was rockin’ and even the people busy knitting put down their needles after the 3rd set.

    Amber Kaufman was on FIRE that night and kept the momentum going for the Wahine!!!

  82. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 12:26 pm

    Hey, the World Cup is following me on Twitter. I wonder if it’s because of the Jett Jasper futbol reference.

  83. Kekoa June 22, 2009 12:29 pm

    Rob25 ~ We do have just the place for that kind action. This calls for a muddle huddle with whomsoever has the key to dat back room.

  84. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 12:34 pm

    Wow. Jon and Kate have filed divorce papers.,,20286254,00.html

  85. al June 22, 2009 12:44 pm

    st….i think their ratings were slipping. soon it will be jon and kate plus 8 + 2 (gf/bf). a story of how the 8 are adapting to single parentdom.

    st….please ask jett if i could get the recipe for their slavonic steak.

  86. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 12:50 pm

    Actually, they’ve had monster ratings this season.
    And Jon has Hawai‘i ties.

  87. al June 22, 2009 1:03 pm

    yah, i was only playing around. the boss watches every episode at least 10 times. jon is part korean isn’t he? with family ties locally. i believe many locals came out for their second marriage ceremony. hey wasn’t that like last year?

    i heard all the accomodations were comped on top of all that.

    anyway, i told the boss that kate was too controlling. i told the boss no man wants to be controlled…..thump! i get a whack on the side of the head.


  88. al June 22, 2009 1:05 pm

    what a difference two years make…..

    two years ago we didn’t even have one scholie offered.
    now we have two dozen offers on the table
    five commits already.
    later this week we probably have another two or three.

    boy, if you want to play the university of hawaii, these days, you better let them know as soon as possible. otherwise, the wait list will be long.

  89. al June 22, 2009 1:07 pm

    “play for”

  90. kama krab June 22, 2009 1:10 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I would like to say that I had a lot of fun hanging out with the Tsaiko’s this past Saturday. I was nice to see long lost brothers of mine Koakane, J(J), Homey, and Kekoa. It was also nice to meet Garret and Rich. Mahalo to SteveM for putting together this get together.

    Also I would like to say mahalo much to Rich again for picking up these tickets for all us Tsaiko’s. It will be one hell of a night when the Tsaiko’s run crazy on the Rebel’s home turf.

  91. kama krab June 22, 2009 1:13 pm

    oh and one more thing,

    It was also nice to meet Mr. and Mrs. Coloma.

  92. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 1:20 pm

    Howzit, kama krab! Next time I sit down talk story wit’ you! I was little bit busy…..(a.k.a. little bit playing around too much!) hahahaha…

  93. kama krab June 22, 2009 1:23 pm

    Ah no problem Mrs. C, I see you next time.

  94. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 1:23 pm

    Kekoa: #83 CAN!

  95. al June 22, 2009 1:27 pm

    i know poueu-luna is a legit 4.4 – 4.5 guy.

    in the same combine a few months ago, he ran one of the few 4.5 40’s.
    while sierra ran a 4.9 in that same combine while he reports a 4.7 best
    and that other rb recruit ran a combine 4.7 and yet his best is 4.5.

    so that is saying something about poueu-luna’s speed.

  96. Rob25 June 22, 2009 1:34 pm


    What a good idea! The last mail needs to be sent by July 1st. I guess the good news is that they are getting prepared to come home soon and don’t want to have mail to also deal with.

    Let me know when you will have it finish and I can stick it in my last box that I am planning on mailing out.

    Kekoa has my email and phone number…leave me a message.

  97. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 1:36 pm

    ST: Thanks for the link in #84….sad, but not surprising. I don’t know how someone can be so bossy and demanding and controlling and snappy……

    Wait……..I better shut up.

  98. C rM June 22, 2009 1:50 pm

    Kama krab
    Nice to meet you too.

  99. C rM June 22, 2009 1:53 pm

    Coloma Back Room Bash.
    End of July.
    Good to go, let me know.
    We will invite the pink side.

  100. Rob25 June 22, 2009 1:55 pm

    C rM:

    You mean the Dark Pink Side?

  101. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 1:55 pm

    The beginning of the end, fittingly, describes Kate’s new ‘do. Or as one magazine described it: a reverse mullet.

  102. Rob25 June 22, 2009 1:57 pm


    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    ST: Thanks for the link in #84….sad, but not surprising. I don’t know how someone can be so bossy and demanding and controlling and snappy……

    Wait……..I better shut up.

    Yeah, it’s not nice to talk about me like that…oh you were talking about someone else…Stretch (:roll:)!

  103. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:00 pm

    Hey ST…thanks for the link. I just saw “The Hangover” this weekend and didn’t know that one of the actors was going out with Jennifer Aniston.

    BTW…it was weird seeing Mike Tyson in this flick…pretty random to have him in it.

  104. (Jesse)James June 22, 2009 2:01 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…

    Happy B-Day Midori…sorry, been somewhat busy…..

    Hope all is well in Tsaikoville…

  105. C rM June 22, 2009 2:09 pm

    Yes its a collabo, The Dark Pink Side.

    Jon n Kate = separ8

  106. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 2:11 pm

    Rob25: #102 hahahaha..hehehehe…Poor thing..I better hook C rM with Frank25…they can suffer together…..

    Speaking of Stretch…..

    Wea’ he stay?

  107. Kazz June 22, 2009 2:12 pm


    The Hangover was so funny, I saw it for the second time last night!

  108. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 2:15 pm

    C rM: re: my favorite reality show…Must be the pressures of TV and having so much keiki, huh? Watchu’ tink?

  109. Kazz June 22, 2009 2:16 pm


    I think the lesson to learn is that one should not get drunk in Vegas and steal Mike Tyson’s tiger.

  110. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:21 pm

    Kazz: The movie wasn’t as stupid as I thought it would be…surprisingly funny.

    I think that there is another lesson…don’t get drunk and get your face tatooed. I mean that thing is just silly looking. 😳

    The Chinese guy was a trip!! 😆

    Colomaohana: Stretch is taking his afternoon nap…or delight! 😯

  111. Stretch June 22, 2009 2:22 pm

    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Yeah, it’s not nice to talk about me like that…oh you were talking about someone else…Stretch (:roll:)!

    no act, YOU are the WORST!!!

  112. C rM June 22, 2009 2:23 pm

    Mrs C
    Its not the children, its not the show, it’s the parents. We prove them wrong and make it work.
    Tell the cameras come film us and let’s take over their contract. We show em what family is flip style.
    Show can be called 7Flips.

  113. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:23 pm


    Guess you won’t be doing a repeat of the Rio 😯 since you will be staying with KK in Vegas.

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! (unless you are KK’s roommate)

  114. C rM June 22, 2009 2:24 pm

    A&E , Discovery
    Show us the money.

  115. al June 22, 2009 2:24 pm

    reverse mullet

    i think kate’s more upset about a possible career ending divorce.

  116. al June 22, 2009 2:25 pm

    i wonder how a reverse mullet would taste steamed with black bean sauce?

  117. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:25 pm

    C rM:

    June 22nd, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Mrs C
    Its not the children, its not the show, it’s the parents. We prove them wrong and make it work.
    Tell the cameras come film us and let’s take over their contract. We show em what family is flip style.
    Show can be called 7Flips.

    Um, there would be more bleeping than allowed and what do the cameras do when you come to party with the other Tsaikos and Pinkies?!?!

  118. Kazz June 22, 2009 2:28 pm


    I like they way they wrote out the movie in that the audience is just as confused as the characters as to how everything came to be so messed up.

    It keeps the audience guessing how something came to be and so forth.

    I would have had fun, as writer of the film, to come up with all those insane instances, like the missing tooth, a tiger and a baby in the room, a stolen cop car, a Vegas quickie marriage, etc…

    But as for the Chinese guy in the film, his character was odd, but seriously could have done WITHOUT the full frontal scene! 😡 😆

  119. C rM June 22, 2009 2:30 pm

    Hey, that’s what reality is. Bleeps and all. They no like it, no watch. Ha ha ha

  120. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:32 pm

    Kazz: Word on that full frontal! Gross!! Not like he had a great package!!

    Okay, I know that this blog has five F’s but full frontal is not one of them…let’s drop the memories from our banks.

  121. C rM June 22, 2009 2:32 pm

    Reverse mullet, let’s try it at next Tgate.

  122. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 2:43 pm

    whats this about darts???

  123. Kazz June 22, 2009 2:51 pm


    June 22nd, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Kazz: Word on that full frontal! Gross!! Not like he had a great package!!

    I think the problem was da “mailbox” looked shorter because the “grass” around it was super long. 😆

    (ok that’s enough)

  124. Rob25 June 22, 2009 2:57 pm

    Chawan…you missing out on all sorts of things. When are you moving back to the islands?

  125. (Jesse)James June 22, 2009 2:59 pm

    Rob 25…what happened at the Rio??? MWaahahahahahaha

    Stretch…I agree, look at the instigator trying to start something….:-)

  126. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 3:07 pm

    C rM: I no tink’ a 7FLIPS reality show would be aired on regular TV. Waaayy, waaaaayyyy to much bleeping…plus, with all the lickens I give, some idiot might call CPS on me….


  127. Colomaohana June 22, 2009 3:17 pm

    Wow, Rob….ha’come you get bad rep??? YOU??? Starting trouble???? NEVA’!

  128. BG June 22, 2009 3:25 pm


    You’ll have them NLT than this weekend…half dozen nuff or wat?

  129. letsgowarriors June 22, 2009 3:32 pm reporting that AZ qb kevin spain is committed to hawaii…

  130. letsgowarriors June 22, 2009 3:33 pm

    is manley OUT?

  131. cheepono June 22, 2009 3:37 pm

    Kevin Spain commits to UH!!!!

    guess that means manley is SOL.

  132. al June 22, 2009 3:43 pm

    C rM
    i wonder where we can find some reverse mullets?
    i’ll check chinatown this weekend.
    hey, tailgates are but two n a half months away.
    you gotta be there to witness the tonage of food and gallons of beverages.

  133. al June 22, 2009 3:45 pm

    so, if kevin “the rain in” spain commited where does that leave manley and higgins?

    didn’t make say this morning that they were only going to sign one qb this year?

  134. al June 22, 2009 3:46 pm

    “didn’t mack say…..”

    sorry just woke up from a well deserved nap.

  135. al June 22, 2009 3:58 pm

    not sure if this is the same kevin spain

  136. Rob25 June 22, 2009 4:07 pm

    Thanks BG!!

    I think that will be plenty…they can share them and pass them around.

    I’m pretty sure that many of them are jonesing for some football too. I know that Frank is.

    Thanks for the wonderful gesture!

  137. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:08 pm

    Looks like Manley will be left high and dry.

    If they do decide to pick up Manley or Higgins then we are definitely going to see one of them transferring and that would not be the best situation for us and them.

  138. al June 22, 2009 4:11 pm

    so kevin “i’ve never been to…” spain goes from paradise valley high to the university of paradise.

  139. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:12 pm


    You got any insight on other recruits that might be signing soon. I know you had some info on Spain signing. So was just wondering.

    Maybe you got some info on some of the bigger fish in the see like V.J., Micah, Kona, or the Kapolei Kids.

  140. al June 22, 2009 4:13 pm

    i think manley has had the offer in his hand for well over a year now.

    higgins’ options are growing by the day.

  141. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 4:13 pm

    I don’t think they’re giving up on Manley or Higgins.

  142. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 4:13 pm

    Plus, Spain can play safety.

  143. BG June 22, 2009 4:17 pm

    You got it, Robyn…only too easy!

  144. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:20 pm


    What are the chances that either Manley or Higgins sign with U.H.

    And what are our chances of landing a V.J. Fehoko or Micah Hatchie.

  145. BG June 22, 2009 4:22 pm


    True comments on Manley and Higgins. Times are a-changing. If a young man truly wants to play for Hawaii, the opportunity is there when offerred…otherwise, the window of opportunity will not stay open forever. It cuts both ways and is fair.

  146. Rob25 June 22, 2009 4:23 pm

    Hey kama krab nice meeting you this weekend!

  147. Rob25 June 22, 2009 4:24 pm

    Love seeing all these commits so early!

    Keep up the good work coaches!!

  148. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:25 pm

    Same here Rob25

  149. al June 22, 2009 4:25 pm

    haven’t seen the lil birdie in a while.

    my opinion is that vj will go abroad.

    the two keepers are kona schwenke and micah hatchie. the former is leaning towards byu, we could be close second because of the strong ties to his church.

    hatchie is being wooed now be everyone else in the nation. this could go down to wire.

    there are a ton of athletes in this state. i hope we can land half of the good ones.

    here’s a guy that i would really like to see on the dotted line. desmond tautofi, the last of a long line of tautofi’s from palolo valley. he could be the best one yet. he is bigger than daniel and just as athletic. he’s barely pushing 6′ 3″. if he gets to 6’3″ or more (like his older brothers) i’d break tradition and make him an offensive tackle. he would be the first in his family but he has nfl potential as an olineman.

    …nuff said.
    (back to work)

  150. Ralph June 22, 2009 4:28 pm

    only one local recruit committed, 5 from the upper 49….local fans can’t keep on complaining that the UH coaches don’t offer local talent, the locals got to commit early and not view UH as the last resort….

  151. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    Thanks Al,

    You the best.

    Hopefully we can land at least one of them to show that we have a fighting chance for the best in the state.

  152. al June 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    my guess is that we land at least one of them and not both.
    manley or higgins.

    higgins’ dad(jim) is a former center for the warriors and has been very instrumental in our recruiting of samoa. isaako sopoaga for one. don’t forget jeremy’s brother is still a junior at weber state and the nfl is drooling all over him. jeremy could follow in brother’s footsteps.

  153. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:32 pm


    I think we have three from here and three from the greater 49.

    Loyd from Moanalua
    Anguay from Campbell
    Lau from Kailua

  154. letsgowarriors June 22, 2009 4:33 pm

    we are at

    3 local
    3 mainland

  155. lava June 22, 2009 4:33 pm

    I’d be surprised if a spot isn’t open for Manley if he wants to be a Warrior. Personally I’ll be surprised if Graves doesn’t win the job next year.

    I’m looking forward to some “big” news soon on some of the big boys.

  156. lava June 22, 2009 4:35 pm

    By the way, there was a lot of talent at the camp today. I sensed some good energy.

  157. kama krab June 22, 2009 4:36 pm

    Would be nice to have Manley but as of right now it seems that he is fronting and wanting U.H. to kiss his you no what and he should know that it’s not going to happen.

    Higgins might be the diamond in the ruff. If he can produce like his brother, he will be a great pick up for whoever signs him.

  158. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 22, 2009 4:38 pm



    whoosh –

  159. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 5:13 pm

    this is a good college world series baseball game.

  160. curveball June 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    Great college world series game…

  161. curveball June 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    Great college world series game…

  162. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 5:26 pm

    tombo ahi found a highlight youtube vid of mr. spain

    al, i think your vid was also of him.

  163. Kazz June 22, 2009 5:27 pm


    Jett’s younger sister plays softball for the same HS Jessica Iwata was on yeah? I don’t know if she’s a senior or a junior, but think she’s “eyeing” UH for college? 😉

  164. PIAA DS June 22, 2009 5:31 pm

    Garrett, if you come, go to Little Village and try the Volcano pork chops and the crispy string beans. OMG. Nothing better. Well, maybe the honey walnut shrimp (and I dont like walnuts and its so ono!)

    Just so you guys know, Manley is a really good kid. He has no attitude and like many kids will weigh his options. He may choose UH or now that we got another QB commit and it seems like they are really only planning on taking one, maybe two, this option might be gone. There are a lot of local boys that weigh their options then choose UH. Same with Hatchie too. Really good kids. Hopefully they’ll make the “right” decision!

  165. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 5:47 pm

    What I like about the Kevin Spain kid is that he been doing everything from under center. With more time in the shotgun, he should be able to make his reads and with his quick release, accuracy and scrambling ability, he’s a real double threat.

  166. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 5:48 pm

    He’ll also have one more year of eligibility than Colt did.. + a redshirt year.

  167. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 5:51 pm

    he’s also doing a lot running for his life. not sure if its his OL or broken plays, but he sure is scrambling a lot.

  168. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 5:54 pm


    He’s in a run-oriented offense.

  169. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 5:59 pm

    Kevin Spain

    Statistics PA PC Pct Yds TD Int
    2008 (Jr.) 170 100 59.0 1,278 12 2

    2 interceptions in 170 attempts, 12 TDs. Not too shabby for a run-oriented offense that doesn’t throw much.

  170. chawan_cut June 22, 2009 6:11 pm

    oh ok. i didn’t read much on him.

  171. madeinhawaii June 22, 2009 6:21 pm

    Kevun Spain’s NUCombine Profile (as updated by Kevin Spain, or so it claims)


    Class (i.e class of 2010)



    Offensive Position

    Defensive Position

    Best 40 Yard Dash

    Best Shuttle Run

    Best Broad Jump

    Best Vertical Jump

    Most Reps on Bench Press 185

    High School
    Paradise Valley

    High School Coach
    Donnie Yantis (602)449-7085(W), (480)228-0705(M)

    Football Honors and Accolades
    2009 NUC Phoenix QB MVP
    2008 NUC Phoenix QB MVP
    2008 NUC Ultimate 100
    2008 All-Region Honorable Mention (4A1 Desert Valley)
    2008 Team Offensive Player of the Year

    Football Stats
    2008 Stats:
    Comp Att Yds YPG Comp% TD Int
    100 170 1278 106.5 .588 12 2


    What Schools are recruiting you? Do you have any offers?

  172. labrat June 22, 2009 6:28 pm

    I remember one of the USCs coaches checking out Manley at one of the highschool games. I can’t remember exactly who it was but I do remember he was from the offense. Didn’t some of USCs offensive coaches go to Washington?

  173. d1島 June 22, 2009 7:04 pm

    74 days until football.

    Switching up the routine….
    (actually, dumped the routine awhile back 🙄 )

    Big part of summers now is all the football camps. Many on the mainland; some in Hawaii. Lots of variation: no pads/no contact to full pads/full contact. Most take registration from individuals, some are “team camps”

    Linfield does a couple of team camps during the summer. When we visited the campus a couple of summers ago with #2 son, we onknowingly happened to arrive as one was going on. Quite impressive. Maybe 10-12 teams in attendance; lots of activity going on all at once. Very exciting atmosphere. Nice way to while away the time as a spectator.

    Here’s a link to some scenes of this year’s camp:

  174. koakane™ June 22, 2009 7:07 pm

    evening gang catching up reading the blog and first thing I go to say is rob25 no you neva post dat 😯 roflmfao naughty naughty. happy nite to all

    only time will tell if these recruits will pan out and until then grumfy going keep us grounded.

    tsaimaster any word of tics for the WSU game? when lurking the halls can find out some scoops. keep asking but no one knows nothing

    jason if u reading this have not forgotten what we talked about sat nite will email you lattas

  175. koakane™ June 22, 2009 7:08 pm


  176. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 7:09 pm

    Everybody behave: Blaze is lurking now.

  177. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2009 7:10 pm

    Re: Seattle.
    The ticket master (Walter Watanabe) just returned from a two-week trip today.

  178. Ralph June 22, 2009 7:28 pm

    Grounded or Reality?

  179. PIAA DS June 22, 2009 7:39 pm

    labrat, the USC coach that was checking out Manley was Ken Norton.

    The USC coach who went to Washington is Steve Sarkisian, the new HC there.

    I dont think we’ll see Manley at USC.

  180. wafan June 22, 2009 7:40 pm


    Summer break!!! Yahoo!!!

    One dead eight year old laptop. Very sad.

  181. wafan June 22, 2009 7:43 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    MeiLing has generously volunteered to give me a ride on 7/4. Thank you MeiLing!!!

    And thank you to Kekoa for looking out for me.

  182. Ralph June 22, 2009 7:44 pm

    good news or bad news, and for whom? I out weight two of the 2010 recruits and both are about 4 ” taller than me…can’t imagine catching a ball in the flats with Paipai focused on my head and guys like aulola, aaron brown and Lametrius davis coming in to add to my misery…good luck mr. lau and mr. anguay, after a few katooshes, i hope you still enjoy the game because UH doesn’t offer P.E. football. Your success will be much appreciated for all of us little guys….

  183. Ralph June 22, 2009 7:50 pm

    how many of our qb’s are being recruited for other positions, like WR or db’s…Rausch, Moniz and Austin will have another year of eligibility, add the three freshmen coming in the fall, that’s 6, add Spain, now we have 7. Manley? then 8

  184. Cindy C June 22, 2009 8:28 pm

    Good evening, all!

    ST, congrats on becoming a new da kine. We have 13 of them, and they make life a blast! Best part… you can give them back at the end of the day. LOL!

  185. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 8:50 pm


    Kazz- #164 – Jett’s sister will be a freshman at UH this year. She is a multi-sport talent and a great kid!

  186. al June 22, 2009 8:50 pm

    why do we have so many qb’s?

    what position is the one position on offense that requires the absolute best guy available?

    there is only one qb on the field. the coaches are tasked with finding the holy grail. colt brennan was one. they need to have one like him to make everything else click.

    sure we need olinemen. we need 5 on the field.
    we need receivers, 4 to be exact.
    we need one running back. who touches the ball say 15 times per game.
    we need one quarterback, the trigger man, the straw the stirs the drink.

    the qb needs to be our best player or else nothing goes right. he reads, passes, runs, blocks, he is the one that determines where the ball goes and how it gets there.

    the search for that one guy is tantamount to what we do. we need to find that guy every year.

    we need to find the guy who can step in when our guy goes down by injury, academics, homesickness, or other personal matters. we need two guys who can do it just in case.

    then, we need about six guys to run an effective practice.

    all men were not created equal. some we bring in will surprise and some will disappoint. these are facts of life, facts of football. numbers, we need numbers, we need numbers who can step up when one goes down.

    we aren’t there yet. we are getting there.

  187. al June 22, 2009 8:54 pm

    none of these qb’s are recruited for secondary positions, trust me.

    last year, we offer two guys very early. one commits right away and another commits late. but our coach has stated he will not renege an offer so true to his word he accepts both guys. then along comes a guy who jumps out of the video, a proven winner, and all that. so they offer him, why, cuz they know they have to find that holy grail for the future.

  188. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 8:54 pm

    Speaking of the Jaspers, their mom just gave me da scoops- Jett’s birthday is this Friday!

  189. al June 22, 2009 8:59 pm

    why does usc have six 5 star qb’s on their roster?

  190. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 8:59 pm

    Request from drdeath, a Colt-Redskins fan – does anyone have a DVD of the special they did on Colt for his Heisman campaign.

    I suggested he drop in over here… and he may be lurking even now 😆

  191. whitey June 22, 2009 9:29 pm

    it looks like more than 50% of this year’s recruits will have committed by mid July. this is most interesting because coach mc is not one to renege on an offer, but may need to make exceptions when the warriors reach their quota.

  192. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 9:30 pm

    It’s a techie day… setting up new iPhone, Skype headset and chat-typing with my daughter!

  193. Kazz June 22, 2009 9:39 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Kazz- #164 – Jett’s sister will be a freshman at UH this year. She is a multi-sport talent and a great kid!

    Ah I see…

    Wonder if she’s looking to carry her softball talents to Manoa?

  194. Cindy C June 22, 2009 9:40 pm

    You go, Liz!

  195. Kazz June 22, 2009 9:42 pm

    I wonder if Blaze Soares is still lurking on the blog?

    No, wait, I just got a chill up my spine and the walls in my room are bleeding…

    He must still be around.

    It’s not safe… I’ll check you guys out tomorrow instead!

  196. Ralph June 22, 2009 9:49 pm

    USC has 5 qbs, only two fully recruited, Corp and Barkley, Barkley was the number 1 HS recruit this year…that’s why Carroll wanted Sanchez to remain at USC…give Corp more time to develop and bring Barkley in to challenge next year. Mustain was a disgruntled qb transfer from Arkansas with fellow teammate Williams but he loss the spring match up with Corp and is not happy at USC being second banana. The other two won’t see the field, one is a senior and the other a 6’0 soph. who won’t compete with Corp, Barkley and even Mustain… of the 5, who is on scholarship- two for sure, Barkely and Corp…

  197. Ralph June 22, 2009 9:50 pm


  198. wafan June 22, 2009 10:16 pm


  199. wafan June 22, 2009 10:17 pm


  200. oldie June 22, 2009 10:22 pm

    Hi LizK!

    I just got the new iPhone too. Had all kinds of grief because the guy assisting me tried to be too helpful. Too long a story to get into here.

    How does the iPhone perform at Aloha Stadium? Last year I had the first gen phone and I couldn’t use it at all in the stadium. I hope this phone does better.

  201. COPO June 22, 2009 10:26 pm

    Just so you guys know, Manley is a really good kid. He has no attitude and like many kids will weigh his options. He may choose UH or now that we got another QB commit and it seems like they are really only planning on taking one, maybe two, this option might be gone. There are a lot of local boys that weigh their options then choose UH. Same with Hatchie too. Really good kids. Hopefully they’ll make the “right” decision.

    PIAA – Doris Sullivan, you are a godsend for the state of Hawaii, high school athletes, their families, coaches (HS, JC, all college levels). Keep up your great service to the state, your staff included. Most people don’t realize the “sacrifice and commitment” required to accumulate all of the recruiting info and the seemingly endless communication process – contacts, profiles, cross checks w/coaches, other players, (phone, email, letters, twitter, videos, CD’s, internet site). God Bless You!

  202. kama krab June 22, 2009 10:28 pm

    I think Hawaii should be fine in the QB department. I say this because the Qb position is a hit or miss position that you need numbers in.

    I feel the same as others, Graves is the real deal and needed to be picked up by Mac. The other two will bring heavy competition to the position and will push for the starting position in 2011 or even as early as 2010.

  203. al ™ June 22, 2009 10:30 pm

    why does usc have six 5 star qb’s on their roster?

    this was just a figure of speech to show emphasis of the qb position. but, they do go after one or two 5 star qb’s each year.

  204. Kekoa June 22, 2009 10:31 pm

    Mr. Watanabe ~ You were able to make accomodations for the Tsaiko’s for the Hawaii Bowl, and we truly appreciated it.

    Please work at procuring ‘away’ game tickets so we can plan our flights and lodging more efficiently in the future.

    If there is a better way to order our tickets early for next year’s West Point game, we need to have a free flow of information coming from your ticket office much sooner. -Mahalo

  205. al ™ June 22, 2009 10:35 pm

    kama krab…i agree 100%. no matter what you just gotta find that one. that qb w/the it factor.

  206. COPO June 22, 2009 10:36 pm

    July Jones # 68:

    Was able to check out the “Big Boys” camp up at UH, good number in attendance, lots of help with ex-players helping out the staff, saw the “legend” Cal Lee supervising, he looked good in that role.

    Pastor Joe Onosai was in attendance, he was there supporting his 4 or 5 linemen participating, expect Onosai’s Word of Life “FIREBRANDS” squad to make some noise in the DII of the ILH in 09, looks like his linemen are not only big, but they look athletic and displayed excellent effort during first day drills.

  207. Kekoa June 22, 2009 10:48 pm

    Mahalo Mei Ling!…I’m sure Wafan will make a good seat pahtna on the drive over and back on 7/4. He may ask you a dozen times, “are we there yet?”…just ignore him, and he’ll be quiet.

  208. al ™ June 22, 2009 10:56 pm

    copo…..who out there impressed today?

  209. Kekoa June 22, 2009 10:56 pm

    <blockquoteal ™:

    June 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    why does usc have six 5 star qb’s on their roster?

    this was just a figure of speech to show emphasis of the qb position. but, they do go after one or two 5 star qb’s each year.

    Al ~ If they take ’em, we can’t have ’em! Better they sit on his sidelines, then hurting his team from our sidelines.

  210. Kekoa June 22, 2009 11:01 pm

    Sorry Al, had to re-post this….

    al ™:

    June 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    why does usc have six 5 star qb’s on their roster?

    this was just a figure of speech to show emphasis of the qb position. but, they do go after one or two 5 star qb’s each year.

    Al ~ If they take ’em, we can’t have ’em! Better they sit on his sidelines, then hurting his team from our sidelines.

  211. Kekoa June 22, 2009 11:02 pm

    Time to go sleep!…Good nite everybody.

  212. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:04 pm

    kekoa….eh, wait.

    aren’t you going to stay up for wf2’s report on bethpage???

  213. Ralph June 22, 2009 11:11 pm

    Kekoa are you okay, this is the earliest bedtime for you…..

  214. COPO June 22, 2009 11:12 pm

    Early commitments can be bad – now all the other schools know who the “enemy” is and will prepare their plan of attack on the enemy, the head coaches will call in the area recruiting coach and coordinator and ask ‘did you know about this kid? why not? and if the coach did his due dilligence in his area he should have an answer. Most head coaches and assistants will find out as much as they can about the verbally committed player, ask his coach questions, other college coaches questions, watch more film. After more research the coach may go back to the HC and lobby to recruit the kid, if he shows interest back. Nowadays, most Big Time programs like USC, have received verbal commitments from many 4 to 5 star recruits by now, but even USC can lose verbal commitments at the last minute and have a scholarship available like last year when the LB from Kapolei – Simione Vehikite – accepted a scholarship after his performance in the Hawaii vs US all-star game.
    All of the early verbal commitments received by the Warriors are just that ” verbal commitments” it sure is apparent that coach Mac and his staff are pushing the pedal and identified the type of recruits for their system and are offering scholarships to the guys now! They’ve offered many more but the majority of recruits with “multiple” offers will most likely wait until they take their recruiting trips before they make up their minds, every situation is different, for the Hawaii kids, especially the smaller athletic and quick types, they usually fall through the cracks, most colleges don’t come to Hawaii to recruit speed or quickness, especially if you’re small, there are thousands of these guys in places like CA, TX, FL. etc. Colleges will usually visit Hawaii for linemen and linebackers! Thus a Chad Owens or a Ashley Lelie slips through the cracks. Hopefully coach Mac, Ron Lee, can get some Chad Owens type efforts from the slots ( if they stay committed), best of luck to these local boys.
    ** Warriors did lose two verbally commited high profile defensive linemen to the Pac – 10, Keliikipi and Makaula, so it’s never over till it’s over (when they sign on the dotted line, via fax)
    Coach Mac and staff expect the heat and I’m sure they will do everything in their power to secure their commitments.

  215. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 11:20 pm

    oldie- Congrats on your new phone! I just got mine synced up…it’s a bother because I am on a PC with Office at work and a Mac with a bunch of separate applications at home so my phone sometimes makes a bunch of dupe records.
    I find the cell signal at Aloha Stadium predictably frustrating sometimes. When there is something important happening, no signal. When it is 1/2 time – 3G everywhere. I think the wind blows the signal away too.- or maybe it’s the ti leaves that deflect the juice. I dunno…
    We’ll find out in about 77 days! :mrgreen:

  216. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 11:21 pm

    al – rre Bethpage… bwahahaha! 😈

  217. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:27 pm

    when are

    kamalani alo,
    tj alofipo,
    lyle brackenridge (assuming he will go to college),
    george daily-lyles,
    david graves,
    joey iosefa,
    jon lister (is he a grayshirt?),
    jordan loeffler,
    chauncey makainai,
    marcus malepeai,
    veni manu,
    deondre powel,
    destin stewart,
    jack sula (still coming?),
    michael wadsworth

    checking in?

  218. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:31 pm

    lizk…..i just spat out all my mouthful of saimin.
    i guess that was funny.


    speaking of which, wow, been awhile since i have had some good ole hamura saimin w/won ton and vegetables. oh, and two bbq sticks and a slice of lilikoi chiffon pie. nah, i’ll just take the whole pie.

  219. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:32 pm

    help me out here.
    what is the name of that roadside eatery that serves filipino and chinese dishes already prepared in a hot line with that bakery on the side?

  220. Ralph June 22, 2009 11:32 pm

    if the above athletes are attending summer school, i would think they would pick the first session as the second session runs into fall practice

  221. COPO June 22, 2009 11:33 pm


    Word of Life – Big linemen only a Junior, last name is ASIATA , agile, light on his feet, knee bender – 6’3 260 (OL), other player from WOL, also only a junior, very athletic, quick (LB,DE) goes by JUDAH, 6’1 220.

    Asiata’s older brother played OL at UNLV, started last two years, now with Chicago Bears OG – 6’5 315.

  222. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:34 pm

    gee with all these early verbal commits….what are we going to do in january and early february???

  223. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:39 pm

    the first summer session is nearly at midpoint. it started before most high schools were out. the aforementioned list are all hs guys who i haven’t heard from so far.

    i think they are coming in for the second summer session as would most of the jc players. which is why most are reporting on july 5.

    mack wants all the qualifiers to go to at least one summer session each year.

  224. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:40 pm

    tks copo.

    so when you say juniors, do you mean they just completed their junior season or that they will be juniors next year?

    i wonder if i know the same asiata family?

  225. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 22, 2009 11:43 pm

    al – Omoide in Hanapepe has Chinese and has scaled the bakery way back. Thrifty Mart has a good bakery in Kaumakani. Either of those?

  226. al ™ June 22, 2009 11:55 pm

    i am thinking that this place was in waimea.

  227. Ralph June 22, 2009 11:57 pm

    Al second session ends August 14, first game september 4. i guess it is easy to schedule course work around practice…hopefully though the player can focus on his school work while getting lots of work on the field and the video room.

  228. Garret June 22, 2009 11:58 pm

    The Dolphins sure are getting some of the biggest names in Miami entertainment to get involved with the team.

    Miami entertainment figures Gloria and Emilio Estefan will be announced as Miami Dolphins minority owners Thursday by Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

    A Monday Dolphins news release said there would be a Thursday morning ”major announcement on behalf of the Dolphins” hosted by the Estefans and Ross at LandShark Stadium. This is similar to the way the Dolphins announced their association with singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville business, which includes Land Shark Lager. Buffett is expected to become a minority owner eventually.

  229. Garret June 22, 2009 11:59 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Jury sided with the RIAA and fined a woman nearly $2 million for downloaded 24 songs with her Kazaa account…about $80,000 per song!

  230. Garret June 23, 2009 12:00 am

    Using the seeds from a weed could cut jet fuel’s carbon emissions by 84%! This unique properties of the camelina oil could make this a far superior alternative to standard biofuels.

  231. Garret June 23, 2009 12:00 am

    Georgia researchers made a breakthrough for biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, prosthetic limbs,and other small devices.

  232. Garret June 23, 2009 12:00 am

    Apple is giving $30 iTunes credits to people who buy iPhone 3G S phones in the first few days due to delays with the activation process.

  233. Garret June 23, 2009 12:01 am

    I am really sad to find that 1/3 of US teenagers will use their cell phones to cheat in school and half of them use the Internet to cheat. That is a BAD sign for the future competitiveness of our country…

  234. Garret June 23, 2009 12:01 am

    Free play links pau.

  235. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 23, 2009 12:17 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  236. oldie June 23, 2009 12:30 am


    I guess you’re offline now, but thanks for the feedback on the iPhone. With my old phone last year, I only got some communication when the stadium was practically empty. Funny, seems like all the bodies stopped the AT&T signal from getting through.

    There’s a wifi signal coming from the pressbox, but it’s locked down.

  237. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 23, 2009 1:06 am

    Just a quick note before heading back to work. I have a 3 am conference call – 9 am in DC – so I decided to skip going to bed until after the call, but I have to be at a meeting at 8 am in downtown Honolulu concerning next week’s fund-raiser for the Falls of Clyde so I really won’t be getting much sleep.

    A couple of sorta sports-related items:

    First, the Stadium Authority meets this Thursday. The agenda lists the following items under Unfinished Busines: IVB – UHAD Fees Committee – report on investigative committeefindings on the fee structure for UHAD events; IVC – Update from Comptroller Russ Saito on the Stadium Repair Work Project or any update involving Aloha Stadium.

    Perhaps Kazz should attend the meeting so that he can update folks here on the blog.

    Second, evening parking rates at UH-Manoa will be rising effective July 1. Take advantage of the discounted semester parking passes if you are planning to attend any of the court sports or next year’s baseball or softball games. Fee information should be out shortly.

  238. letsgowarriors June 23, 2009 4:00 am

    pretty excited about spain.

    hoping some OTs and DTs start coming in. we’re at about 8-9 recruits now since its known that lister and loeffler will greyshirt. not sure who else will greyshirt from last year’s class.

    i think another thing mack needs to do is adjust his 3-5 year board mid-season based on how the team is performing. if there is a position underperforming, we’ll need to hit the mid-year JC transfers again. cant blow our entire load early unfortunately, unlike texas and the big time bcs schools.

  239. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 23, 2009 5:43 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    oldie- I got similar results at the stadium. We shall see what the new season brings – or doesn’t bring 😎 🙄

  240. djmitcho June 23, 2009 5:43 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day

  241. Kekoa June 23, 2009 5:50 am

    Garret ~ Thanks for your constant stream of interesting news items. Could you track down how it is that Notre Dame has just received over 2 Billion dollars in funds for their school? I heard it on a news station, but didn’t catch all the details. That’s a ton of money!


    ➡ How do we attract crazy money like that? Here we are having to raise our parking rates to make small change at the UH. Sheesh! What a nickel & dime operation!

    ➡ Got a ticket office that doesn’t know how or when to sell tickets.

    ➡ Sales of student activity books are too hard for UH grads in economics to figure out.

    ➡ Rainbowtique can’t make profit because they don’t offer enough inventory. Whatever you are looking for, you can bet they don’t have it in your size. Never enough fresh graphic designs to choose from, and they don’t provide much to the local retailers for sale.

    ➡ Perhaps our new president can sort thru this laundry list and make some changes.

    ➡ Maybe she can find out why previous donors have been so quiet, and new donors are not stepping up.

    ➡ Do UH presidents every give a ‘State of the University’ report?

    I now return you to your regular Sunrise programing. Have a nice Tuesday and don’t SPILL, I just mopped! (My mom’s favorite 2 minute warning!).

    Oh and no forget the “Wai & Tsai Tsoap Opera” at lunch time today. Alexander the Greg is on!

  242. d1島 June 23, 2009 6:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    Gotta get some of that kope dat Kekoa get. Wow! Really get da brain going fas’, eh?

    Thanks for the recap from Da Beeg Buggahs Camp…wondering if you going again? 😉

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  243. wafan June 23, 2009 6:09 am

    A fine morning to all!

  244. wafan June 23, 2009 6:11 am

    Already had two doctor appointments this morning.

  245. Ronnie June 23, 2009 6:16 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    I’ll be home a week from today! Yikes!!! I’m not even close to being ready!

  246. Ronnie June 23, 2009 6:17 am

    From last night…

    LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:

    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    Request from drdeath, a Colt-Redskins fan – does anyone have a DVD of the special they did on Colt for his Heisman campaign.

    I suggested he drop in over here… and he may be lurking even now

    Liz, I have the DVD that RK made. Is that the one you need? I can get a copy of it made.

  247. whitey June 23, 2009 6:30 am

    good morning tsaikos and have a great day.

  248. whitey June 23, 2009 6:39 am

    see that udub fired their men bb coach. against conf teams, winning percentage about .560. he was there from 1993.

  249. whitey June 23, 2009 6:49 am

    bsu first recruit is a qb, grant hedrick.

  250. whitey June 23, 2009 6:59 am

    wow and take my hat off to san jose fb. their preseason games is an arse kicker, USC, Utah, and Alabama. they are definitely upgrading opponents and helping the WAC get more respectability. some may say stooopid, but how can you get our conference more respect???? play the game, yeeeeeesssssshhhhhh!!!!!!!

  251. Kekoa June 23, 2009 7:00 am

    Good Morning D-1 ~ Got da Kona Suppah Blend Kope, made with hyperstatic Mt. Ka’ala rain waddah. Starbucks no ‘mo dis kine.

    Hiya Ronnie! ~ Can you burn me a copy of that DVD as well?

    Plans for your Return Dinner on 07/04 are firmed up with the Bay View folks. I believe the headcount on SteveM’s site shows half the population of Papakolea will be there!

    There’s been talk of some Tsaikette challenges being thrown out for a little friendly competition on the golf driving range there. Hehehe. Rob25 and A-Sports will be locked in mortal combat! You should see them at Darts…yikes!

  252. whitey June 23, 2009 7:04 am

    hauoli jamora, kahuku hs, committed to play for byu. guess they still get some conections there.

  253. whitey June 23, 2009 7:09 am

    utah state is trying their best to upgrade their fb program and they got a couple of early committs and are doing early recruiting like everyone else.

  254. Canberra Hotels June 28, 2009 10:53 pm

    Really its is a nice example of UH reacting to the change in the recruiting landscape. Hope you guys made some cash to fund the great community service activities from the Rotary

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