Kuo retained; women’s hires will take a while

UH has retained Mason Kuo as an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team. The position of associate head coach, held by Tino Reyes through June 30, has been posted.

But it might be a while before there are new assistant coaches for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team. The positions were posted today. They must be posted for 10 working days before they may be filled.

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Mahalo to newly hired Rainbow Wahine basketball coach Dana Takahara-Diaz and Corey Nielsen for being today’s chat guests on the Warrior Beat Show.

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Congratulations to Briana and Craig Stutzmann on the birth of their son, Baylor. Here’s Baylor with uncle Billy Ray Stutzmann:


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Big Wave is giving away four copies of Spring Island Sports Media Magazine. The cover story is on Corey Nielsen. Big Wave will draw the winning names from those who post today.

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Good catch by Tombo Ahi, Warrior Sports Network and  Brand X’s Jason Kaneshiro (who also is a Rough Rider alumnus). The USC football Web site lists the Trojans and Warriors playing in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2012, and at Aloha Stadium on Aug. 31, 2013.

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In the biggest move of the offseason, Brashton Satele is shifting from middle linebacker to left defensive end.
That opens the way for Mana Lolotai to start at middle linebacker.
Satele succeeds David Veikune, who was the Cleveland Browns’ second-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft.
Here’s the defensive depth chart, which was released by the Warriors last night:
Left end
1. Brashton Satele
2. Elliott Purcell/Cameron Allen-Jones
3. Victor Clore
4. Tua Mahaley
Left tackle
1. Vaughn Meatoga/Rocky Savaiigaea
2. David Hafoka
3. Geordon Hanohano
4. Zach Masch
Right tackle
1. Tuika Tufaga
2. Haku Correa
3. Chris Leatigaga
Right end
1. Fetaiagogo Fonoti
2. Alasi Toilolo
3. Liko Satele
5. Aaron Rink
Strongside linebacker
Strongside linebacker
1. Blaze Soares/Corey Paredes
2. Paipai Falemalu
3. Vili Nauahi
4. Josh Rice
Middle linebacker
1. Mana Lolotai
2. Jake Heun
Weakside linebacker
1. R.J. Kiesel-Kauahane
2. Po‘okela Ahmad
Left cornerback
1. Tank Hopkins
2. Lametrius Davis
3. Chris Black
4. Steven Christian
Strong safety
1. Mana Silva
2. Spencer Smith
3. Aaron Brown
Free safety
1. Kenny Estes
2. Richard Torres
3. Jordan Gomes
Right cornerback
1. Jeramy Bryant
2. Lewis Walker
3. Kawika Ornellas
4. Steven Stepter

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Happy birthday to Christine Strobel.

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And belated birthday wishes to Cenn Cee (Cindy) and Jimmy Borges, a wonderful singer and father of McKinley High alumna “Gorgeous” Borges.


  1. will-i-am June 2, 2009 12:02 am

    Ooooh, how many days till kickoff?

  2. al ™ June 2, 2009 12:04 am


  3. J June 2, 2009 12:04 am

    ST is getting smarter in his old age. Work at night…when the sun isn’t out.

  4. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:05 am

    The defensive depth chart does not include the incoming freshmen. George Daily-Lyles will be playing middle linebacker.

  5. Rob25 June 2, 2009 12:05 am

    Why am I still awake? News about Brashton…could be.

  6. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:06 am

    Actually, I started the post at 11:45, but it took forever for the computer to let me post.

  7. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 12:07 am


  8. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:07 am

    My friend Jeannie’s daughter is really interested in attending UC San Diego. Any tips, other than it’s freakin’ expensive.

  9. Rob25 June 2, 2009 12:08 am

    Interesting move…I can’t wait to attend a summer workouts to see how things are developing.

  10. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:08 am

    By the way, good morning everyone.

  11. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:09 am

    The bigger guys work out in the morning. The QBs and receivers are out there in the afternoon.

  12. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 12:10 am

    That was impressive. It took all of four minutes to get spam .. and from a psychic network. I mean, couldn’t they foretell they were getting booted?

  13. jm2375 June 2, 2009 12:13 am

    So, there’s a possibility that the Satele bros will be bookends on the d-line?

    BTW, got an email from a classmate today. She and her sig other thinking of getting season tix to Wahine bb just cuz of Coach Dana. 😀

  14. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 12:13 am

    Woo hoo- go Kenny 37!!!

    Kekoa- mahalo for the stringer refs. I couldn’t have done it without my top model tho… esp the Bananas Kekoa video!

    wf2- so did you get to see Jordon Dizon when you were in Colorado?
    I’m looking forward to seeing your inside stuff too.

    Just had a new brew (not THE brew…). Degoba chocolate with chili peppah for drinking. Mixed some with a cup of soy milk and sipped away while reading the blog (some long!)… Now I want to sleeeep….

  15. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 12:14 am

    HAUOLI LAHANAU Cindy …cenn !!!!

  16. al ™ June 2, 2009 12:16 am

    not too surprised with the brashton shift.
    i suppose these are just starting points.
    to me there are some surprises but i will reserve comment and trust that the coaches will make the right decisions. i am sure a lot will change when the rest of the jc guys come in and settle down.

  17. Ralph June 2, 2009 12:19 am

    what’s the 40 time for both safety positions….don’t remember these players to be speed burners….i guess proper assignment and taking the proper alignment helps when speed is average…i think torres is the quickest although he is on the second team at this moment.

  18. Ralph June 2, 2009 12:21 am

    our safeties had speed issues with the Norte Dame receivers, like 4 or 5 steps..don’t know how Dowling’s speed measures up to our current CBs but he got roasted by the ND receivers too.

  19. Ralph June 2, 2009 12:23 am

    I hope the 4.4 – 4.5 speed posted for our cbs and receivers are legit, we need speed…

  20. J June 2, 2009 12:24 am


    Mesa College (JC) and then transfer…

  21. Ralph June 2, 2009 12:26 am

    Al Brashton picked up a lot of weight, probably at 250+, may not fit the fast lbs Mac wants…sounds like Pisa’s ordeal, too light for the Rams but ok for the Bears, got to fit the system, and in Satele’s case he bulked up too much.

  22. J June 2, 2009 12:28 am


    Other tips would just involve me suggesting places to eat in San Diego. But for real advice, ask Aya…

  23. al ™ June 2, 2009 12:32 am

    brashton’s move is twofold i believe, one, out of necessity we need some de’s badly and the emergence of mana lolotai.

  24. Rob25 June 2, 2009 12:35 am

    Why am I still awake?


    Did I hear someone say that they needed me to get some pics and info from BSU? Now that I will have three days off a month…just send me tix, camera, and I will figure out the rest. 👿

    Ronnie, you ready? They won’t know what hit them!!! 🙄

  25. al ™ June 2, 2009 12:38 am

    i believe estes was a 4.5 guy out of hs and 100m sprinter.
    smith said he ran a 4.4.
    not sure about mana silva.

    i thought that davis was going to flip over, he’s a 4.4+ guy.

  26. Rob25 June 2, 2009 12:38 am

    Brashton can be a beast!! I think the extra weight is good for him in the long run…more substance for devastating hits…as long as he doesn’t lose too much speed, but that’s just my opinion and I’m neither a coach or player….just an anxious-for-the-season-to-start fan.

  27. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 12:41 am

    Ralph- Kenny Estes was fast in HS… looking forward to seeing him as a college guy- all beefed up and deadly…

  28. al ™ June 2, 2009 12:45 am

    so i am watching “little children” and the balding town pervert looks so familiar. but i just don’t get it. i google.

    has it been that long?
    its kelly leak!
    bad news bears….1976

  29. Committed Road Warrior June 2, 2009 12:55 am

    Top tirdy!

    Wanna try and respond to some posts from previous blog entry before going to sleep. Standby.

  30. Ralph June 2, 2009 1:06 am

    Liz I wanna know if he is D1 fast? he played multi sports so he is athletic no question, but game speed is what I am asking about…I watched only 3 practices so I am not that informed and I spent a lot of time watching the o line…I did watch the 7 v 7 but wasn’t paying attention to individual players just if the safeties were able to keep up with the receivers.

  31. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 1:10 am

    Ralph- I haven’t seen him play since last year so you’ll need to rely on the eyes at practice. He’s quick to the ball and was able to get an INT and made tackles when he was called up from redshirting.

    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  32. Ralph June 2, 2009 1:24 am

    I wonder if Davis and Brown will make a quick rise in the depth charts this fall…they’ve gotten a lot of accolades, now they got to do it on the field

  33. Ralph June 2, 2009 1:27 am

    I wonder if Davis and Brown will make a quick rise in the depth charts this fall…they’ve gotten a lot of accolades, now they got to do it on the field. Also L. Davis was tried out at safety and cb…

  34. Committed Road Warrior June 2, 2009 1:39 am

    In yesterday’s blog posting, whitey, expat, and myself were discussing Alaska Airlines for some reason (I forget). The following are follow-ups from that conversation:

    expat #212:
    Agreed with everything you posted, though I might differ a little bit about where Hawaiian Airlines might want need to try to head to next. I agree with Chicago and Denver being places that they should be looking at next (I’ll throw in Salt Lake City too), but I think much of their focus in the years to come will be on international flights to Asia and Australia.

    On top of receiving new Airbus A330 jets starting next year, Hawaiian Air is one of the U.S. launch customers for the new Airbus A350 widebody, and they’ve publicly said they have Europe in mind. What they actually end up doing, who knows?

    whitey #237-239:
    Yep. Alaska Airlines uses the Boeing 737 -800 series airplanes for their flights to the islands. 164 sounds about right for seating capacity, though that typically differs from carrier to carrier. I don’t have the 737 performance charts in front of me, but I think the -800 series planes are the biggest type from the 737 line that can make it in and out of Maui (and Kauai, for that matter) with a full load of passengers and bags.

    The -900 series planes Alaska flies indeed hold more passengers, but garanz they would be departing Maui with about 30 seats blocked off due to performance issues. Reason? The engines.

    The Boeing 737 -700, -800, and -900 series planes share the exact same engine type, so what makes the -700 take off like a rocket would make the -900 take off as slow as mollasses given the size differences between the three variants…..and with the runway at Kahului being a tad under 7,000 ft, the -900s aren’t gonna be taking off from there with a full load unless they like stop in Kona.

  35. Committed Road Warrior June 2, 2009 1:50 am

    One last tidbit…..

    Alaska Airlines flights from Seattle or Anchorage to Hawai’i are on the edge of the range performance for their 737 -800 series planes as it is in still wind conditions. Throw in strong headwinds and if kicking people off the plane isn’t economically feasible (read: you’d have to give the boot to half the passengers just to get there nonstop):

    Enjoy your diversion to San Francisco!

  36. Committed Road Warrior June 2, 2009 1:52 am

    Ironically, my undergraduate studies involved air transportation issues, so needless to say I spent a bit of time analyzing situations similar to what I presented in the last two posts as well as what was presented by expat, whitey, and myself in yesterday’s blog posting.

    Anywho, time for me to stop being a geek and go to bed.

    Good morning wafan! (whenever you read this)

  37. wafan June 2, 2009 2:47 am

    Good morning everyone!

  38. wafan June 2, 2009 2:51 am

    Odd that CRW was the last post before me.

    Alaska has great service. If they were not so darn expensive I would fly them all them all the time.

  39. wafan June 2, 2009 2:56 am

    The seniors have 6 days remaining. I would guess about 20% will not graduate in two weeks. The numbers are surprising. What bothers me the most is that they do not seem to care.

  40. wafan June 2, 2009 3:00 am

    PB . . .

    Congratulations on your newest addition! Must be a real cutie.

    Better keep your weapons at the ready for her teen years. I am sure the boys will be beating a path to your front door. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  41. letsgowarriors June 2, 2009 3:23 am

    kinda surprised spencer smith is listed at second string. in fact i was hoping our starting safeties would be lametrius davis and spencer smith. i guess i got both wrong.

  42. Pauoa Boy June 2, 2009 3:23 am


    Easeh tigah I no like even start thinking about all that now, 🙂 Das okay her two older brothers going be groomed to protect their sister. Plus, the oldest over protective already watching her all day. I not too worried I get arsenal for intimidate if have to :mrgreen:

  43. Pauoa Boy June 2, 2009 3:29 am

    Spencer Smith going get choke playing time…he’s one head huntah on special teams and can intimidate in the secondary by laying the lumber couple times. I think Lewis Walker going be a good corner for us once he get the nuances of the position down. He get choke time for learn and be really good for us. I like see the other guys on D coming in, George Daily-Lyles, T.J. Alofipo, Veni Manu, Marcus Malepeai, etc… I think they can be really good in couple years…

  44. letsgowarriors June 2, 2009 3:58 am

    sorry to the local kids, but free safety is looking weak. im going to assume things change between now and september.

    and i thought we were running left safety/right safety?

  45. chawan_cut June 2, 2009 4:00 am

    what was that now jason?

  46. Pauoa Boy June 2, 2009 4:05 am

    No need look to much into this depth chart, planny can and probably will change before the season opener. Right now the only lockdown position I see would be Fetaiagogo (John) Fonoti’s. Everybody else regardless if they started at times last year is still up in the air. We could have a surprise with the incoming freshmen or maybe a JC guy stepping up, but who knows. All I care about is that whoever is on the field plays all out and plays with smarts, discipline, and cohesiveness within the unit.

  47. letsgowarriors June 2, 2009 4:25 am

    tsai, is malepeai greyshirting? or will he be full-time in august?

  48. djmitcho June 2, 2009 4:57 am

    Good Morning All!
    Alaska was having a sale on flights to Hawaii from seattle. I think it runs til tomorrow. Flying from spokane to Hawaii was $420 round trip depending on the day. I think from Seatac to HNL was $169 one way plus tax.

    I don’t know what plane Alaska flies to Hawaii, but when I flew back home last Jan, SEA-KOA, it was a sardine can both ways. No empty seats.

  49. Garret June 2, 2009 5:25 am


    Thank you for the note that GDL will be at MLB. Looking at the depth chart what stood out to me was only 2 MLBs listed with Heun second team. I figured the coaches had someone else planned for that position to add to the depth there.

  50. Garret June 2, 2009 5:27 am

    Having Brashton move to DE makes sense. If he is already up to 259, and I believe that from the videos that were shown during this offseason, I figured Mac would be moving him to DE. Mac loves speed and he will be a fast DE. Of course, they wouldn’t be moving him if Mana Lolotai hadn’t earned his spot.

  51. d1島 June 2, 2009 5:41 am

    Great Morning All!

    Relatively quiet night last night….

  52. Garret June 2, 2009 5:44 am

    Looks like JJ will be running the Wildcat formation. This RB he’s recruiting had BYU as his #1 choice until he visited SMU–I like that JJ’s is fighting with BYU over a recruit instead of going after at UH recruit. I also like that he’s going after a recruit from Alabama instead of someone from out west.

    Boaz, Alabama running back Drew Phillips has stated in previous Scout.com articles that BYU is his favorite school. After visiting the Hilltop this past weekend, the junior is starting to sing a different tune.

    He was telling me about how they are going to put the Wildcat formation and how I would be perfect to play the quarterback spot in it.>

  53. d1島 June 2, 2009 5:45 am

    per Stephen’s article Mack says,
    “Satele can ‘fill out naturally’ to a heavier weight.”

    I gotta remember that one next time I go doctor.


  54. ai-ee-soos June 2, 2009 5:50 am

    Can this be posted here ?

    Reeve Koehler mentioned in the tabloid.

    He’s the 8th grader whom Coach Mac offered a scholarship last year.

  55. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 5:51 am

    Remember when Mike Bass used to take the direct snap? Was that considered a wildcat formation? I was never sure since Bass never even tried to throw the ball. Maybe they should have used Chad Kapanui as a wildcat.

  56. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 5:54 am

    I know you’d do an excellent job with a camera.
    But, unfortunately, in these austere times, we’ve got no moolah for extra plane tickets. That’s why I was hoping that someone who said he’s going to tour campuses, anyway, and like to post frequently would do it.
    Not exactly sure why wf2 is turning us down.

  57. d1島 June 2, 2009 5:58 am

    7-10 percent drop in tic sales will really hurt the budget…

    I hope JD doesn’t do a turnaround on his thinking regarding affordability in the UHAD-controlled venues.

  58. d1島 June 2, 2009 6:01 am

    Well, if you have to use that camera I can get pics of the current Waipio LL practicing down the street when I walk the dogs. 🙄

  59. djmitcho June 2, 2009 6:10 am

    So it looks like Brashton and Jake Huen basically switched spots on the released position chart above

  60. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 6:11 am

    Wow. It looks like UH and USC will playing each other in 2012 in L.A. and 2013 in Aloha Stadium.

  61. U2B Baller June 2, 2009 6:11 am

    I would love to see Blaze back on the field this season. How is that injury healing? Anyway Blaze heal up and get back to kicking some okole!!!
    It’s also great to see some former “KNIGHTS” on the depth chart. You make ‘Ohe PROUD!!!!!!!

  62. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 6:12 am

    Brashton was 259 at the end of spring training. But that was sort of by design. Since the end of the season, he tried to increase his strength. He was going to use the summer to improve his speed.

  63. d1島 June 2, 2009 6:13 am

    Fight On!


  64. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 6:14 am

    Blaze insists he will be fine by the start of training camp.

  65. BigWave96744 June 2, 2009 6:14 am

    Here is today’s SportsHawaii profile on Jett Jasper

  66. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 6:15 am

    By the way, Corey Daniels and Tim Brown will be playing weakside linebacker. They’re not on the depth chart because they’re both transferring to UH. Brown already is enrolled at UH; Daniels just completed his AA.

  67. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 6:21 am

    Aloha and good morning..

    USC in 2012 and 2013 in Hawaii? !! Outstanding if it comes true. Gives the incoming/reshirt freshmen something to really work towards. Back to back years, you go got to love that. For one team, at least, the second game will be a rubber match.

  68. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 6:30 am

    OK, this is why I need to start paying attention to the posts:
    Apparently Tombo Ahi and Warrior Sports Network reported the USC-UH extensions May 27.
    And Brand X reported it today.
    I was going to say I was distracted by someone whom I thought would give us campus reports, but then I’d come off sounding a little like Lebron.
    Anyway, good catch by everyone. I’ll try to be more alert the next time.

  69. NYUH June 2, 2009 6:37 am

    On the mainland they have a saying “Make hay while the sun is shining”. Of course in Hawaii the sun is always shining and nobody makes hay (no need, no winter) Anyway, with all talk about a declining UH program its important to fill up that schedule for the next 5-10 years before the actual season proves all the naysayers wrong and nobody wants to play us again.

  70. whitey June 2, 2009 6:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    CRW, thanks for the info on alaska. will be using the direct, kahului-anchorage-kahului, in sept on my annual north country migration.

  71. jm2375 June 2, 2009 6:39 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    T-minus 2 days and counting ill I get on the plane bound for Seattle!!

    CRW – we will be on a British Airways 747-400 in July on the LAX-LHR leg of our journey to Espana. Am I gonna be in a sardine can for 10+ hours? The only other time I’ve ever flown that route was back when I was my daughter’s age in the 70’s when 747’s still had lounges.

  72. whitey June 2, 2009 6:42 am

    on paper, the defense depth chart looks very good and it will look better when the 20+ new players start official practice.

  73. NYUH June 2, 2009 6:48 am

    Glad to get some reassurances on the defense. A healthy Satele could give a nice boost to the DL while this looks to be a strong LB corps if everything goes as planned. The DBs seem to be the big question, but as Ralph #18 said the last gang got roasted by Notre Dame so maybe we’ll get a nice surprise.

    Strongside linebacker
    1. Blaze Soares, Corey Paredes
    2. Paipai Falemalu
    3, Vili Nauahi
    Middle linebacker
    1. Mana Lolotai
    2. Jake Heun
    Weakside linebacker
    1. R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
    2. Po’okela Ahmad

  74. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 6:55 am

    Any updates on Strongside Linebacker Jacob Barit’s transfer to UH from Arizona Western?

  75. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 6:57 am

    I guess the real question is, can he break into the lineup? Another local boy coming home to play can’t hurt the program.

  76. expat June 2, 2009 7:03 am

    Alaska flies the 700, 800 and 900 series 737s (as well as the 400). I had thought they were flying the 700 to Hawaii but it does look like they fly the 800. Actually, my brother, who is type rated on the 737 and flew it for Aloha and for another airline thought it was the 700 as well since the 700 has the longest typical range of the three (by about 400 miles). Some of the routes are on the edge of the 800s abilities as CRW mentioned. I know that there were weather patterns that used to make Aloha cancel or delay their Vancouver – HNL service as it exceeded the limits with headwinds.

    The 737s don’t have problems with baggage. They have a hand-load, non-containerized cargo hold though. Hawaiian (and the other wide body fliers) can derive a good deal of extra income by shipping cargo of all kinds which is easier with the container loaded jumbos than with a normal 737.

    Alaska serves many destinations in Mexico and they seem to have good relationships there. With the swine flu scare travel to Mexico has dropped off which in all likelihood significantly accelerated Alaska’s Hawaii plans. Alaska started looking seriously at Hawaii shortly after Aloha dropped out. The unfortunate side effect has been the demise of Alaska and Hawaiian’s relationship.

    The 700 is an excellent aircraft Whitey. The 800 has a few more seats but I know that for the 900 the extra seats mean that it has to travel with 4 flight attendants rather than 3 and I think the same is true for the 800. This is a significant cost increase — there are the labor cost but also the cost of overnighting the extra crew member, etc. The 800 is pretty new to Alaska’s fleet so I am not as familiar with it. From 2001 to 2005 I flew around 400 segments on Alaska so I got to know them pretty well and they are a great group of people.

    We could talk all day about the problems Aloha had. One factor, which is the same that Hawaiian has, is that aircraft leases are expensive and the more time the plane is in the air generating revenue the better. If the plane is sitting on tarmac more than 50% of the time you are at a competitive disadvantage. When a United flight lands in LAX from HNL it doesn’t just sit there all night. It picks up a new set of passengers and heads out to another destination. Aloha tried to do that a bit with their Oakland to Reno continuing service but it really wasn’t enough.

    On a football note, with Brashton’s size this move seems to make sense, especially given the talent at the Linebacker positions. The part that seems odd is that it is almost a switch with Heun rather than a move to put more bodies on the line.

  77. whitey June 2, 2009 7:33 am

    expat, thanks. although i rather be flying on a larger plane, alaska gives me the option to cut out one stop (sea) when going to kodiak. the service is very good and caught the local braddah for flight attendent in the back, so servide was excellent. for my other trips to alaska, i probably will take hawaiian to sea, then alaska. you are totally right about the fallout between alaska and hawaiian. everybody lost. alaska is very similar to southwest as they have mostly 737s. i think the concerns both you and crw brought up about distance is what limits southwest from coming here cause they don’t want to maintain a different aircraft, so they keep looking for a partner.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2009 7:39 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Defense looks talented if untested. Lots o’ potential. Athletic LBs, speedy DEs proven DTs and hard hitting secondary. How quickly they jell will be the key.

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2009 7:40 am

    Howzit Whitey, made, expat and NYUH.

  80. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 7:40 am

    Re: renewals
    Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s a trick story.
    If you sold 100 tickets last season, for example, the best you can hope for is 100 renewals. Anything above that is considered to be new sales.
    Now, if you factor the economy, people moving away, people, you know, dying, well, then the number has to go down.
    So every year the percentage of renewals is less than 100 percent.
    Now, say, five tickets were not renewed. What’s the better headline: 95 percent renew or ticket sales down 5 percent?
    What matters is not the number of ticket sales at the end of the renewal period but the number of sales at the end of the season.

  81. MeiLing June 2, 2009 7:44 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    USC? Really?

    Off to the garden. Esme & whoosh…

  82. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 7:45 am

    So why do renewal stories rankle beat writers?
    Because higher-ups who might not know better think that that indicates a decline in interest. With shrinking newspaper space, the slice of what is distributed for football then declines.
    But renewal stories, heck, even attendance stories don’t indicate discussions at water coolers, cattle calls, Internet chats, etc.

  83. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 7:47 am

    Jacob Barit is listed as a middle linebacker on the board.
    Unfortunately, his name is misspelled “Barrett.”
    “Word origin?”
    “Can you use ‘Barit’ in a sentence?”

  84. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 7:51 am

    BigWave96744 -Mahalo! I ran into Therese Saturday and she says she has mags in the restaurant. I’ll try to get in there soon.


  85. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 7:56 am

    COACH DANA- congratulations and welcome! Have you identified the coaches who will assist you? Any who are already in the program?

  86. NYUH June 2, 2009 7:59 am

    Interesting poll on ESPN today
    WAC is in the lead around most of the country to return to the BCS.

  87. Kekoa June 2, 2009 7:59 am

    Good Morning to all the “Flying Tsai-ko’s!”

    Mahalo for all the expert aircraft info. Whenever I’m booking a flight, I check out the aircraft type & seating configuration on http://www.seatguru.com. They also offer additional info on in-flight amenities and dimensions of the overhead compartment so you’ll know if your carry-on will fit.

    CRW ~ It’s good to know you are the resident expert on some of the nuances involved in traveling the ‘friendly’ skies. Expat, I thank you for your input as well. I hope you don’t mind me asking for advice from time to time from either of you.

    Gents, what would be the top 3 things you would ask the FAA put into law to help the average flyer in our quest to fashion a “Traveler’s Rights” Bill?

  88. NYUH June 2, 2009 8:00 am

    Grin and Barit?

    Shows WAC has some respect around the country. Or at least BSU does.

  89. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:02 am

    Ya know, I was thinking the other day, one of the worst ideas is a zippered pocket planner. What sort of clown would come up with that idea?
    (This is my new anti-spam tactic.)

  90. oldie June 2, 2009 8:04 am


    Just before the 2006 season, there were stories about the decline in renewals in the Tiser after a losing 2005 season.

    I wrote a letter to editor saying fans should take advantage of the situation to get good seats. The Warriors rewarded us with 2 of the best back to back seasons in 2006 and 2007. Let’s hope the pattern is repeated.

    Blogging in from Cupertino in Silicon Valley today.

  91. Kekoa June 2, 2009 8:05 am

    I’m outside my house, in the middle of my cul-de-sac, giving a BIG WAVE! to Big Wave.

    Mahalo for your prize offer today. I’m busy writing my acceptance speech right now, so I’m not taking any more phone calls this morning.

  92. oldie June 2, 2009 8:05 am

    AT = ST. iPhone spell corrector keeps goofing me up.

  93. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 8:06 am

    Also, R.J. Kiesel-Kauahane <–is that the proper spelling of his last name?

  94. koakane™ June 2, 2009 8:10 am

    aloha kakahiaka 808 nation. fine morning it is and surprisingly some trades are back small but keeping us cool.

    interesting defensive list put out. all during spring ball the talk by the dcoaches was how they were impressed with Mana Lolotai ability and skills. maybe a wake up call to others mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  95. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 8:10 am

    Why does it say June 1st as today’s blog date? Isn’t it the 2nd? Or did I pay my rent one day too early?

  96. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 8:11 am

    OR… did ST post a minute too early?

  97. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:12 am

    Sometimes I’ll sit in a coach’s office, and he’ll play-rewind-play some plays over and over. It’s amazing what happens when you watch from the wide angle.
    And that’s why I think it’s always better to watch UH’s offense in person. Unless you have the coaches’ video, you’re just not seeing all of the action on pay-per-view.

  98. Garret June 2, 2009 8:15 am

    Remember when Mike Bass used to take the direct snap? Was that considered a wildcat formation? I was never sure since Bass never even tried to throw the ball. Maybe they should have used Chad Kapanui as a wildcat.

    I remember the direct snaps, but I guess if he never threw the ball then it wouldn’t be considered a Wildcat formation.

    I wish UH had used Chad Kapanui as a wildcat! He sure put up some amazing QB stats after his UH career ended.

  99. Garret June 2, 2009 8:16 am

    I just finished a LOT of work…sorry ST for not responding quicker to your post.

  100. Kekoa June 2, 2009 8:17 am

    Oldie ~ Cupertino!…Los Gatos…and up over the top of the Santa Cruz mountains on Hwy 17 into the beach communities from Santa Cruz to Monterey. You are indeed in the lap of coastal luxury! Enjoy.

  101. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:18 am

    OK, I tried to re-set the clock and — BOOM — the entire post disappeared. Comments and all.
    And then I fiddled, and it reappeared.
    I guess it’s like that movie, Time Machine. You can’t mess with time.

  102. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:21 am

    I think it was Mel deLaura who first came up with the suggestion that Brashton would make a pretty good DE.

  103. oldie June 2, 2009 8:27 am


    Not me, but my son and his gf will be living in a nice apartment. I guess that’s what all that college tuition pays for.

    Will be returning home shortly. I hope the tradewinds return by then.

    Amazing how this blog keeps you in touch with what’s going on back home.

  104. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:36 am

    I should have given Oldie the camera.

  105. labrat June 2, 2009 8:37 am

    Ah no wonder 404 not found.

  106. chawan_cut June 2, 2009 8:37 am

    i was wondering how my F5 button got so powerful as to wiping out the entire post.

  107. BIGWAVE96744 June 2, 2009 8:38 am

    evey hour between 9am & 1pm: first person not named Pomai or FloridaTed to post “I want to read more on Corey Nielsen” will win a copy the spring ISM mag featuring Corey, John “Logo” Fonoti & Davone Bess… GOOD LUCK!

  108. warriorsanddolphins June 2, 2009 8:39 am

    Did Dana Takahara- Dias announce who her last assistant will be? I’m curious to find out if she will have any recruiting connections to the mainland.

  109. BIGWAVE96744 June 2, 2009 8:42 am

    oh… POMAI & FLORIDATED automatically win 🙂
    it just dawned on me that FloridaTed in caps looks like the kind of water that fight against cavities

  110. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 8:42 am

    Last assistant…? I wasn’t even aware that she had hired all the rest. Boy… I’m really out of the loop.

  111. labrat June 2, 2009 8:44 am

    Coach Dias or is it coach Dana? Which do you prefer?

    You mentioned on one of your interviews that you are giving back to the program/UH. How are you giving back? I thought giving back was like what Anthony Carter did. Are you making a sacrifice by accepting the coaching job? Were you always a supporter of the bb program at UH? Were you a member of the booster club? A season ticket holder? A regular visitor to the games?

    What are your plans for getting more people to come to the SSC?

  112. labrat June 2, 2009 8:45 am

    Good luck Mouse.

  113. Pauoa Boy June 2, 2009 8:51 am

    Questions for the show…

    Coach Dana, what type of base offense will you be running for our Wahine?

    Corey, welcome to the Warrior Nation. You and Deondre have been a great duo on the field, how does it feel knowing you will still have your top receiver on your team in college? Also, with you and 2 other freshmen QB’s coming in, do you feel you have an advantage picking up the offense faster since you ran a similar one in high school?

  114. d1島 June 2, 2009 8:51 am

    Welcome Baylor! work on those punting skillz… 😆

  115. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 8:52 am

    Congrats to the Stutzmanns on the birth of their son, Baylor.
    No truth to the rumor that his middle name is University.

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2009 8:54 am

    The blog was lost, but now is found…
    Amazing grace!

  117. labrat June 2, 2009 8:55 am

    Interesting that I do not see Ikaika Mahoe on the depth chart.

  118. chawan_cut June 2, 2009 9:01 am

    the Dr i just went to for my sinus problem had a glass eye. i couldn’t help but stare.
    i wonder if he saw???

  119. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 9:04 am

    That would be a true statement.

  120. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 9:08 am

    or Joshua Rice. The D-line and Linebacker corps must be pretty solid. Corners and Safeties are pretty much the unknown factors.

  121. oldie June 2, 2009 9:09 am


    I’m junk with a camera. Besides, except for Yankee Stadium, I haven’t anywhere that would be of interest to theTsaikos.

    At Yankee Stadium, my son helped put out a fire using a water bottle. Shortly after, 4 firetrucks, an ambulance, and several squad cars showed up. They used a firehose to dump a bunch more water. I guess they didn’t want to take any chances with their $1.4 billion investment.

  122. Garret June 2, 2009 9:09 am

    I hope that Bess wins the punt return job with Miami–he’s doing well so far.

    During the rainy period all of the punt returners were dropping the ball during the special teams drills. Davone Bess fielded them the best.

  123. Garret June 2, 2009 9:10 am

    Another note from Miami’s practice:

    Davone Bess paired with Ted Ginn as the starting WRs

  124. Garret June 2, 2009 9:12 am

    This Boston reporter responded to a fan’s assumption that Hodel will beat Ingram for the long snapper job.

    I’d start by saying that I don’t think Hodel is a lock. I think sixth-round pick Jake Ingram has a real chance to win that job.

  125. Garret June 2, 2009 9:13 am

    Bad news about Travis LaBoy explains why New England isn’t going to sign him.

    Mike, is there any chance that the Pats might look at Travis LaBoy? I know that he is coming off an injury, but he is a good pass rusher with good size. I don’t believe that he has signed with anyone else yet.

    A: James, I can see why LaBoy showed up on the radar. For a team looking for a pass-rush boost, LaBoy would be a good addition. However, the issue is health. LaBoy underwent surgery in May and is expected to miss the season.

  126. roysan16 June 2, 2009 9:13 am

    Remembering the Coach Mack chat he mentioned, “We line up out of the nickle package 2/3 of the time”. And that usually meant that Brashton was replaced with a better pass defender at MLB.

    Now, moving to DE (doesn’t this make sense?).

    At MLB I think of Brashton as a white elephant, you know some thing that outlives it’s usefullness.

    His football career so far reminds me of a baseball player that’s was such a big pitching phenom in high school but didn’t live up to expectations.

    What I’ve said here, basically, others have too-like a columnists and the ones doing the play by play on television.

    For the love of the game. And for the Warriors. And for Brashton–I hope things work out favorable for him at DE.

  127. al June 2, 2009 9:18 am

    in defense of brashton….he has been riddled with one injury after another. kind of a hard luck story. i guess you could say blaze is in the same boat.

    for those who have thrown on the pads, you know that football is a violent game. at the d1 level, it is fast and furious.

    for me, i am just wishing that no one gets hurt and has the opportunity to live the dream.

    …nuff said

  128. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 9:18 am

    You’re right, I guess that explains his situation.
    I always thought a player couldn’t be cut because of injury. I guess that’s not so.

  129. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 9:19 am

    By the way, thanks again to d1 for providing updates on Baylor.

  130. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 9:22 am

    I erred in not listing Rice. He’s on the depth chart.

  131. SteveM June 2, 2009 9:24 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Just recovering from what I hope is a 24-hour bug that had me sleeping for 17 hours–did not look at the blog since 1430 yesterday (now that’s really ill) 😆 Feeling OK today, but might not make the Cattle Call tomorrow unless the doc clears me today…


  132. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 9:24 am

    Heidi: “I would never un-maid-of-honor you.”

    And that’s why I loved “The Hills.”

  133. labrat June 2, 2009 9:31 am

    ST when are you going to post the O depth chart? or did I miss it?

  134. Jason June 2, 2009 9:41 am

    I was just thinking, this might be better for Brashton if he wants serious considerations for a professional future. Good to get him film at both LB last year and DL this year, cause he’ll project as a tweener at the next level, either a 4-3 rush end or a 3-4 inside guy. Now he’s gotta play well to get the attention of the scouts.

    So I saw on Twitter that “UH Presidential Selection Committe [sic] provides final report to Board of Regents.” So I went to the link to read the report, and what do I find but this:


    Robert Jones, one of two finalists, withdrew his candidacy, it was announced June 2.

    Considering I see nothing from the breaking news of both the HA and Brand X, I’d say they “announced” it pretty quietly. … Er, never mind, I see the HA just posted it.

  135. Kekoa June 2, 2009 9:45 am

    BigWave ~ “I want to read more on Corey Nielsen”

    (Good thing I came back inside, because I got tired of waving outside!)

  136. al June 2, 2009 9:45 am

    congrats to the stutz1 and family.

    so is he stutz1-a
    or stutz3?

    then again what would that make bill? stutz0 or plain ole stutz?

    baylor stutzmann thats a football name.

  137. al June 2, 2009 9:47 am

    did you miss alema?

  138. Jason June 2, 2009 9:47 am

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen.

    Congrats to the Stutzmanns!

  139. al June 2, 2009 9:50 am

    dana takahara

    congratulations on being named the new wbb head coach. you have been known to employ an up-tempo game offensively, given the returnees you have, do you think you can still implement this kind of system?

    and of defense, you have been known to have played and used an “in your face” man to man. will this be the mainstay of your defensive scheme?

    i know you’ve had a late start, but, what’s the word on the recruiting front?

  140. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 2, 2009 9:54 am

    Stephen: Would it be possible for this blog to offer a coed workshop in football strategy & tactics sometime before the start of the 2009 season”

    I’d be more than willing to help with the logistics if there is any interest in planning such an event. Perhaps any excess revenues after a small charge to cover room tental, copying expenses & refreshments could be given to the athletic scholarships program or to PIAA.

  141. Jack Flash June 2, 2009 10:01 am

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen!!!

  142. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2009 10:07 am

    Howzit Jack!

    Heyyyyyyyyyy Doc! Where dahellyabeen? Good to see ya again!

  143. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 10:08 am

    Tomorrow, although I did “find” a copy last week.

  144. Bulla June 2, 2009 10:12 am

    aloha tsaikos,

    interesting d list, very interesting, but with hard work and determination, they can make it happen.

    interesting to see Heun as #2, happy to see Falemalu as #2, he is deserving and should see a lot of playing time.

    St, i didn’t see Jacob Barit’s name, or Ikaika Cavaco-Amoy, any info on that?

    Have a cool day in our summer heat!

  145. Kekoa June 2, 2009 10:13 am

    Baylor…Hmmm…*Bear.* Perfect nickname for this boy! Baylor Bear! Somebody should name a mascot for a school by that very name too!

  146. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 10:24 am

    Barit is on the team. He’s also on the depth chart. We had to remove his name because not all of the newcomers have been cleared.

  147. Jack Flash June 2, 2009 10:30 am

    Howzit DPK!
    Been busy with work, but always lurking…

  148. Kazz June 2, 2009 10:38 am

    Aloha Coach Takahara-Dias,

    While many feel you will have an advantage in local recruiting, many share concerns about what connections you may or may not have pertaining to potential mainland recruits.

    What will your strategy or approach be with prospective future Rainbow Wahine from the mainland?

  149. (Jesse)James June 2, 2009 10:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…whew…what a day….hope everyone has a good one today…

  150. Kazz June 2, 2009 10:43 am

    Braddah Nielsen,

    The future of the UH offensive linemen looks to be increasing in height, some believe that this may be a “disadvantage” to smaller QBs.

    How do you feel about this perception?

  151. Ronnie June 2, 2009 10:43 am

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen!!!

  152. Kazz June 2, 2009 10:48 am

    Coach Takahara-Dias,

    Will you have a plan in place to promote the Rainbow Wahine basketball program to the younger youth girls leagues by offering discounted group tickets in the same capacity that the baseball program does for local little league teams?

  153. Kazz June 2, 2009 10:56 am

    Coach Takahara-Dias,

    Some are of the belief that Title 9 has inadvertently created budget “deficits” for many Division I college athletic programs as some believe that women’s basketball outside of the large programs cannot draw enough interest to gain a profit over the cost of operations.

    Many have pointed out the fact that the Wahine still had “attendance issues” when the program was flourishing under former Coach Goo and by that example, many feel that the Wahine program would continue to be in the “red” no matter what.

    After seeing the highs and severe lows of the program, what do will you propose to turn the Wahine basketball program into a “money-maker”?

  154. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:02 am

    Coach Takahara-Dias and Corey “Braddah” Nielsen,

    Have you both already met with your teams yet and how has the reception been?

  155. MeiLing June 2, 2009 11:06 am

    Congratulations to the Stutzmann’s on Baylor’s arrival!

    Happy belated birthday, CindyCenn!

    Too bad on the withdrawal of Dr. Jones for the UH Presidency. I don’t like the problems that the other candidate has in her past. Hope the Regents continue their search.

    ST ~ What time do the guys start their workout in the a.m.? and p.m.? Any set time, or approximate time?

  156. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:09 am

    Coach Takahara-Dias,

    As of last season, UH students had free admission to Wahine basketball games. Should this continue next season, would you be open to the idea of having the “Manoa Maniacs” section moved to be DIRECTLY behind the Wahine bench as opposed to behind the basket?

    A more attractive seating arrangement could be just the thing to increase student participation at Stan Sheriff Center games.

  157. BG June 2, 2009 11:14 am


    Welcome! We love your credentials!

    1. Why Hawaii?
    2. What do you bring that will fit you into the Warrior offense?
    3. You’ve had an astonishingly productive high school career and used to being “The Man”. What’s your philosophy and intentions if you’re not a starter right away?

  158. Sandee June 2, 2009 11:16 am

    Aloha! We’ll be starting the show at about 12:15 to give Corey time to get out of class. We could use more questions for both Corey and Dana. Please post them here or on the Warrior Beat live stream page. Thanks!

  159. Kekoa June 2, 2009 11:19 am

    Kazz ~ Eh!…what about one Tsaiko Tsection? Some of us (Stretch) make more noise than others (PowderPuff).

  160. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:20 am


    I TRYING!!!! 😆

  161. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:22 am

    Coach Takahara-Dias,

    You must have been watching the Wahine over the past few years. What did you personally feel was lacking outside of the X’s and O’s of basketball?

    What “intangibles” have they been missing?

  162. Stretch June 2, 2009 11:22 am

    I hope Corey’s limo driver doesn’t get lost picking him up

  163. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:24 am

    Corey Nielsen,

    No doubt you were watching the Warriors last year.

    Had you been the starter in 2008, how would you think you would of handled the tough situations in our games against Cincinnati and Notre Dame?

  164. Stretch June 2, 2009 11:24 am

    June 2nd, 2009 at 11:19 am
    Kazz ~ Eh!…what about one Tsaiko Tsection? Some of us (Stretch) make more noise than others (PowderPuff).

    EEEAAAASSSSYYYY Tiger!! I know you meant to type Koakane or AJoe and not me. No apology necessary.

  165. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:26 am

    EH! SO WOT???




    (or as my friends say, “aikae”)

  166. Sandee June 2, 2009 11:27 am

    Kazz: If not for you, we wouldn’t have anything to ask! But the more the merrier!

  167. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:27 am


    We ain’t SC.. we cannot get away with stuff li ‘dat!

  168. A-House June 2, 2009 11:29 am

    Coach Dana:

    Will you recruit for 2009 or go with players on the current roster?

  169. wahineBBfan June 2, 2009 11:32 am

    My question for coach Dana
    Is a former 3 time state player of the year from Punahou in the future plans?

  170. Stretch June 2, 2009 11:34 am

    June 2nd, 2009 at 11:27 am
    We ain’t SC.. we cannot get away with stuff li ‘dat!

    can, if the driver is ST and the “limo” is blue.

  171. vballfan1 June 2, 2009 11:35 am

    I have a question for Corey,
    Have you met fellow freshmen quarterbacks David Graves and Caymen Shutter and what do you think about competing for the starting job with them in the future.

  172. Kekoa June 2, 2009 11:36 am


    1 ~ How much have you absorbed of the UH program?

    2 ~ How much game film have you had access to?…any opinion?

    3 ~ How do you feel your ‘game’ will fit into the UH package?


    1 ~ What are the 3 major goals you hope to accomplish in your 1st year?

    2 ~ What about pet peeves? What bugs you most about players?

    3 ~ Do you envision a whole different basketball concept, or is it pretty much back to the basics to begin with?

    PL: Choose anyone of the questions above if there is time, thanks!

  173. Kazz June 2, 2009 11:41 am


    June 2nd, 2009 at 11:34 am
    June 2nd, 2009 at 11:27 am
    We ain’t SC.. we cannot get away with stuff li ‘dat!

    can, if the driver is ST and the “limo” is blue.

    Probably more in NCAA compliance if the driver is a teammate and the limo is a moped.

  174. COPO June 2, 2009 11:51 am

    My observations of Defensive players during Spring 2009, having observed every practice and focused on Defense. Strengths and Weaknesses of some of top players on defense from Spring.


    Lametrius Davis – Strengths: Very athletic, can cover ground, leaping ability / weaknesses: Lacks experience at Safety, transitioning from JC to D1, doesn’t finish drills properly, lacked consistent execution during spring.

    Kenny Estes – Strengths: Hard worker, effort player, shows ability to cover ground, straight line ability. / Weaknesses: Experience, Stiff in the hips, liability in open field tackling vs elusive type runners.

    Mana Silva – Strengths: Size and speed, effort. / Weaknesses: Lacks experience, instinctiveness, should make more plays on the ball, not as physical for his size and speed.

    Spencer Smith – Strengths: Smart, effort, strong, good tackler. / Weaknesses: Lack of starting experience in secondary.

    Reggie Torres – Strengths: Smart, competetive, effort player. / Weaknesses: Size, speed, experience at safety.


    Mana Lolotai – Strengths: Smart, physical, instinctive, makes plays. / Weaknesses: Experience under the lights as starter.

    Brashton Satele – Strengths: Smart, physical, instinctive, makes plays. / Weakness: Injury prone, learning to rush passer from DE position (techniques etc.).

    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane – Strengths: Smart, physical, instinctive, makes plays. / Weakness: First year as starter.

    Fetaiagogo Fonoti – strengths: Athletic, quickness, speed, explosive, high effort player. / Weaknesses: Needs to “step up his game” not played up to his great potential, commitment to the over-all strength and conditioning program, become a “student of the game” follow in footsteps of David Veikune, commitment to workouts, study opponents and educational priorities.

    Vaughn Meatoga – Strengths: Ability to play with consistent “low pad level”, strong, hard to move inside, can be an effective “shoulder turner” for inside pass rush, plays with good effort, smart, instinctive, uses hands well. / Weakness: Ideal height, first year as starter.

    Rocky Savaiigaea – Strengths: Powerful, point of attack player, big body, experienced, smart, good technician, leader. / Weakness: Coming off of injury to tricep, ability to use hands to injured arm side, speed.

  175. MeiLing June 2, 2009 11:59 am

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen!

  176. Stretch June 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen

  177. MeiLing June 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen! (the clock is early…)

  178. Stretch June 2, 2009 12:01 pm

    thanks Mei Ling for the reminder at 1159.

  179. Stretch June 2, 2009 12:03 pm

    Howzit Corey – Would you be open to moving positions if things don’t work out at QB??

  180. MeiLing June 2, 2009 12:04 pm


    Heather McMackin is presenting another “pink” football 101 presentation in August. At least that’s what she told me at one of the VB games last season.

  181. labrat June 2, 2009 12:05 pm

    Corey Nielsen.

    Who is Corey Nielsen?

  182. Stretch June 2, 2009 12:21 pm

    Did I just hear right, ST is going to be a grandpa in August??!!??

  183. A-House June 2, 2009 12:28 pm

    Hey, “teckies”, what’s with the “helium voices” for Tsai, Wai, and Corey?

  184. Ajax June 2, 2009 12:36 pm

    Rumor has it with UH facing almost a 14% cut thanks to the Governor yesterday and limited options on how to respond in 8 days, the football season is on the block as is Division I status. Anything to this?

  185. Kazz June 2, 2009 1:10 pm


    Never heard that yet.

    Don’t count out anything though.

    Braddah Lingle got her trip to New Orleans, so there goes the one night stand with UH and the governor.

  186. A-House June 2, 2009 1:15 pm

    It’s a shame that Boise State will not schedule games against USC, Georgia, Florida, etc.

    Afraid it will hurt their “perfect season”?

  187. A-House June 2, 2009 1:18 pm


    Thank you for your response.

    With your name and credentials, it makes it much easier for you to gain access to S&C and other staff members than it would be for me – guy off the street.

    Like ST says, maybe you can give us some insights vis this blog during or after your visits to other campuses during the summer. I’m sure you will have some amazing stuff to tells us.

  188. A-House June 2, 2009 1:19 pm

    Happy belated Birfday to Cenn Cee!!!

  189. Kazz June 2, 2009 1:19 pm


    No worry for BSU, I’m sure another intense battle with Hofstra or Grambling State is in order! 😆

  190. Jack Flash June 2, 2009 1:22 pm

    Great analysis- mahalos!

  191. HiFlyer June 2, 2009 1:24 pm

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen

  192. d1島 June 2, 2009 1:28 pm

    How come everyone thinks Cory Nielsen is a chalkboard?

  193. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 1:31 pm


    # Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Stephen: Would it be possible for this blog to offer a coed workshop in football strategy & tactics sometime before the start of the 2009 season”

    I’d be more than willing to help with the logistics if there is any interest in planning such an event. Perhaps any excess revenues after a small charge to cover room tental, copying expenses & refreshments could be given to the athletic scholarships program or to PIAA.

    Might be an interesting bit to do. Maybe you could set up Mrs. McMackin for the live intro and gist…and then follow up on the blog with additional Q/A?

  194. Kekoa June 2, 2009 1:36 pm

    Stretch ~ The Tsaiko Tsection should be LOUD! Koakane, A-Joe, and when properly agitated by the Zebra calls…I too can become much more vocal than when we were yelling at the umpires. Add a certain group of Tsaikettes with loud and irritatingly shrill voices, and we can blow anyone’s mind!

    It will be an honorary seat position that only the most boisterous voices will be able to yell from. It will require the cooperation of the no-fun people. They will have to learn to turn away from us when we are actively engaged and enraged!

  195. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 2, 2009 2:03 pm

    I want to read more on Corey Nielsen

    even though it is past the 1pm deadline… :mrgreen:

  196. wahinefan June 2, 2009 2:10 pm

    Even though I was hoping for Mark Trakh to be the new coach, I am on board with Coach Dana.
    She is a fantastic speaker and I hope she can lead the wahine to success .

    Corey is also very impressive with all his answers (especially for a freshmen).

  197. (Jesse)James June 2, 2009 2:15 pm

    Who’s Corey Nielsen…???? Just kidding…EASSSYYY there Kazz. LOL. But I want to read more about him as well….

  198. PowderPuff June 2, 2009 2:36 pm

    Good afternoon, everyone. Looks like I missed a great show, and will have to catch up tonight. But for now: ST…NICE photo on Twitter!

  199. expat June 2, 2009 2:44 pm


    The most important change we could hope for with the air travel would be establishing sanity with regard to the TSA and security. Much of the security process is just for show and does little to improve actual security. Plenty of it is just plain silly. As a pilot you could apply for and become eligible to carry a firearm on the plane. TSA will still confiscate that pilot’s swiss army knife though. My brother was stranded away from his home base after Sept. 11. When flying resumed and he captained his aircraft back to his base they confiscated his leatherman tool that he always travelled with. There really is no way to rationally explain that. Ban liquids through security? Pointless and stupid. Footwear removal? Perplexing at times when it applies to 1/4 inch slippers. I am not saying that everything is bad. There just hasn’t been enough reason injected into the process.

  200. Kazz June 2, 2009 2:52 pm

    I wanna read more on Twitter.

    What’s Twitter?

  201. Kazz June 2, 2009 2:54 pm


    Everyone “twits” or “tweets” (whatever they call it).

    Text messaging replaces verbal conversation.

    Uncle Lingle wants people to stay home and not get paid.

    My God… ticket sales are down 5%…

    Next thing you know there are flying centipedes that can also teleport into human bodies…

    It’s the end of the WORLD!!!! 😆

  202. vballfan1 June 2, 2009 3:00 pm

    Hey Stephen that was a great show this week, Any chance you will have Charlie Wade on there? Next week?

  203. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 2, 2009 3:04 pm

    wha-happened… no video replay???

  204. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 3:06 pm

    Charlie Wade won’t be able to make it until after June 15, when he returns to the islands.

  205. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 2, 2009 3:20 pm

    Oh, da cuuute… uncle BR and Baylor!

  206. Kazz June 2, 2009 3:20 pm


    I hope there is a video replay!

    I don’t get to watch the show live so I have to wait until I get home to catch it.

  207. Hoohiki June 2, 2009 3:32 pm

    Sam Fehoko wants to open up a pipeline for our local boys to go to Texas. Hmmm… I won’t hold my breath on VJ playing for the Warriors. I taste bittermelon in my mouth.

  208. Kazz June 2, 2009 3:39 pm


    I taste something else and it’s worse than bittermelon.

  209. Rob25 June 2, 2009 3:40 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 am
    I know you’d do an excellent job with a camera.
    But, unfortunately, in these austere times, we’ve got no moolah for extra plane tickets. That’s why I was hoping that someone who said he’s going to tour campuses, anyway, and like to post frequently would do it.
    Not exactly sure why wf2 is turning us down.

    Darn…there goes the summer trip to beautiful Boise! 🙄
    So much for the oppressive heat in the San Joaquin…FSU! 😯
    No more rolling with the pitbosses in Reno over the summer! 👿

    I didn’t want to go to LATech anyways!

  210. Rob25 June 2, 2009 3:47 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Stretch ~ The Tsaiko Tsection should be LOUD! Koakane, A-Joe, and when properly agitated by the Zebra calls…I too can become much more vocal than when we were yelling at the umpires. Add a certain group of Tsaikettes with loud and irritatingly shrill voices, and we can blow anyone’s mind!

    I know that you aren’t talking about me!?!?!

  211. roysan16 June 2, 2009 3:52 pm

    I’ll say this about Dana: She exudes a lot of fine qualities men like in a women. I know I’m enamored with her.

    About Corey: He exudes a lot of fine qualities that a father would want his daughter to look in a man.

    Both come across as being focused. And have deep convictions, where they want to do well for the UH.

    Good luck to them both. Right now they’ re a little kitten like, but through the battles and growing up, someday, I hope to hear their roars. I hope they have a lot of good fortuitous bounces going their ways.

  212. (Jesse)James June 2, 2009 3:55 pm

    Whoa Rob…calm down sistah….LOL

  213. Rob25 June 2, 2009 3:57 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Good afternoon, everyone. Looks like I missed a great show, and will have to catch up tonight. But for now: ST…NICE photo on Twitter!

    Hey, I just sent him a message about when he was going to put up a picture for his Twitter! Good to see things can change.

  214. Rob25 June 2, 2009 3:59 pm

    Uh, at least I didn’t say that in a loud and irritatingly shrill voice, (J)J!

  215. Kazz June 2, 2009 4:00 pm


    Kittens bite and scratch too! 😆

    Seriously though, I cannot wait to watch the re-play when I get home tonight to hear their responses to all the questions.

    So far everyone seems like they were pleased with the show.

  216. (Jesse)James June 2, 2009 4:06 pm

    oh..and Happy belated birthday to Cenn….

  217. (Jesse)James June 2, 2009 4:10 pm

    Rob…who did that??? or was it an imbibed KK??? LMAO

  218. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:22 pm

    and I thought that JD and his selection committee had it rough with the wbb coaching position, UH Presidential selection committee has to be scratching their heads…78 applicants, 14 finalist interviewed, picked three, then the wheels start falling off. First one drops, doesn’t want an open public forum to interview him/her…now there are two until last night, now only Greenwood remains as a candidate and the committee hasn’t made a decision let alone offered her the Presidency…bunch of idiots…hopefully they are not the same people who picked Dobelle.

  219. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:26 pm

    I notice all too often that a Bank of Hawaii and/or First Hawaiian employee seats on the selection committee for President or UHAD coaching position..Does advertising dollars dictate who is picked, like boosters getting preferential treatment or they dictate what needs to be done their way…

  220. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:27 pm

    Lawrie’s risers are making the Gators fish for balls around their eyes. one out to go and washington wins the world series…

  221. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    3-2 Washington are the champs

  222. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    Pac 10 dominations continues

  223. 702WarriorNation June 2, 2009 4:31 pm

    Off UH website:

    HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i men’s volleyball head coach Charlie Wade announced today that Mason Kuo will remain on staff as assistant coach. Wade was hired on May 22 and Kuo is the first addition to his staff.


  224. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:36 pm

    congratulations to Mason…..

  225. koakane™ June 2, 2009 4:40 pm

    hi ho tsai-ko’s good to have the trades back made the day bearable.

    adding my congrats to new vball coach mkuo. interesting pick any scoops on this st guy.

  226. Ralph June 2, 2009 4:42 pm

    koakane post 223 gives url site for mkuo stats and coaching resume.

  227. Kazz June 2, 2009 4:46 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    I notice all too often that a Bank of Hawaii and/or First Hawaiian employee seats on the selection committee for President or UHAD coaching position..Does advertising dollars dictate who is picked, like boosters getting preferential treatment or they dictate what needs to be done their way…


    As far as these bank big wigs are selecting coaches, I’d have the utmost confidence that they’d be able to select a fine men’s or women’s GOLF coach at UH… 😆

    The TEAM sports on the other hand… (sighs) 🙁

  228. koakane™ June 2, 2009 4:47 pm

    opps almost for got to say hippo birdie two ewe Cenn Cee!!!

  229. Kazz June 2, 2009 4:50 pm


    With Washington taking the Women’s College World Series of Softball, you think they’d show up in Manoa next season to participate in one of those tournaments in the beginning of the season?

  230. koakane™ June 2, 2009 4:52 pm

    Ralph: June 2nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm post 223 gives url site for mkuo stats and coaching resume

    ralph read that I am talking about the man, his passion for coaching, what he brings the program etc…

  231. Kazz June 2, 2009 4:56 pm

    Should we assume Tino Reyes will also be retained?

    Is there a budget or room/necessity for a 3rd assistant?

  232. koakane™ June 2, 2009 4:57 pm

    Stretch: Kekoa: Kazz ~ Eh!…what about one Tsaiko Tsection? Some of us (Stretch) make more noise than others (PowderPuff).

    EEEAAAASSSSYYYY Tiger!! I know you meant to type Koakane or AJoe and not me. No apology necessary.

    instigator no bring our names up you know he is correct and yes no apologies necessary

  233. koakane™ June 2, 2009 4:59 pm

    pp and r25 hello how youuuuuuuuuuuu 😆

  234. Ralph June 2, 2009 5:08 pm

    mvb associate and assistant coaches, volunteer coach and team manager…wbb 3 assistant coaches and team director…

  235. Ralph June 2, 2009 5:14 pm

    it’s good that both teams have a director of operations to free the coaches from the day to day paper work, scheduling, etc…i hope they pick experience coaches, but CW and DTD will be in their inaugural years as HC. i’m thinking coach Mac with Brian Smith, lots of potential, lots of confidence in the man, but never really been there and done that-not much D1 experience to fall back on

  236. Jason June 2, 2009 5:20 pm

    IDK if Tino will be retained … I didn’t see a posting for Kuo’s assistant coach position, but there is this associate coach posting, which I mentioned the other day:

    whitey: I wonder if she can announce her coaches already. What if she has to post the job openings for a certain amount of time?

    Speaking of which, I wonder if this implies that Tino Reyes is leaving, or whether it is legally required to post this opening since there was a head coaching change:


    Note there’s no listed assistant coach opening, only associate coach.

    I could have missed the assistant coach posting, though. You’d think the assistant coach posting would close at the same time, though; so that makes me wonder if a position does not need to be posted if the previous coach is being retained. That would imply Tino may be out (or at the very least, must apply for his old position).

  237. Jason June 2, 2009 5:20 pm

    In related news, there are now postings for the associate and assistant basketball coaches:



  238. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:21 pm


    Charlie Wade has been around the block on the college scene, so I think his selection of a staff would be under less scrutiny.

    No doubt people will want to pick apart Coach Takahara-Dias’ selections, whoever they may be.

    The un-proven rumors of an all-local staff already has some “supporters” worried about the recruiting future of Wahine basketball.

    Again, I cannot wait to see Coach Takahara-Dias’ responses to the questions posted here today.

  239. vballfan1 June 2, 2009 5:22 pm

    Congrats to Mason.
    I am guessing Tino Reyes won’t be on staff afterall( since only Mason was announced) So I wonder who else will be on his staff.

    I also have heard that Charlie might get a graduate assistant and that Brian Beckwith and Jake Sckud were interested.

  240. protector June 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Replying to ‘A-House’ on blog #186: I’m wondering if it isn’t Georgia, Florida or USC that might be reluctant to take on BSU on the slim chance that they could be upset & ruin these 3 teams’ dreams of a national championship. Granted, I don’t see USC or Florida losing to them, but did anyone anticipate Texas chickening out of playing against UH several years back?? I’m kind of glad we didn’t have to play them as they are the kind of team that can beat you up physically (lot of injuries to hamper the rest of the season) along with making you look bad on the scoreboard even if your team makes a great effort. I think BSU always stands a chance of upsetting Georgia, though–I think they’re vulnerable without Stafford & Moreno.

  241. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:26 pm


    The HA article covering Wade’s hiring mentioned that he would meet with Kuo and Reyes to discuss personel and recruiting.

    I assumed “personel” meant the roster, but who knows, it could have been to discuss what their roles would be, or wouldn’t be with Coach Wade now in charge.

    Charlie Wade is the man now, and just like with Coach Mack a year ago, we should respect his selections and decisions on who he wants to stand by his side to help lead the Warriors back to a National Championship AGAIN.

  242. Kekoa June 2, 2009 5:28 pm

    Kazz ~ May I remind you. The banker from your bank is a former lineman from out of the UH pit crew of the mid 80’s. He is as passionate about UH Team sports as you are…(think about that for just a minute). Lucky for us he is in a position to offer his help.

    He is very much like JD, humble in his belief that we need to always strive for the best. He has worked long and hard at doing other things for the University besides sitting on selection boards. I’ll invite him to our t-gate this year, maybe you’ve seen him down on the farm with your crew and never realized what he does besides bank our money.

  243. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:28 pm

    With my work schedule changing for the better in a month, I am seriously contemplating getting men’s volleyball tickets again (had them back in 2004) and looking to invest in Wahine basketball tickets for the first time.

    Anyone know how much Warrior Volleyball and Wahine Basketball tickets are or will be this upcoming season?

  244. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:33 pm


    ONE man or woman may be the exception, I wonder about the majority.

    I think we can all agree we have “scratched our heads” at some of the people selected to be on these search “parties”, with the obvious folks being excluded of course.

    I always believed it would be best to have at least one current player on the committee. Maybe not to be so involved with the selection process, but at least to be there to give his or her opinion.

    Adam Leonard was on the committee when Coach Mack was selected and I was pleasantly surprised with that choice. I never thought they’d invite a student athlete to be on the committee.

  245. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:38 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Kazz ~ May I remind you. The banker from your bank is a former lineman from out of the UH pit crew of the mid 80’s. He is as passionate about UH Team sports as you are…(think about that for just a minute). Lucky for us he is in a position to offer his help.

    Kekoa, anyone that actually wore the green and white doesn’t have the same passion as me… not even close…

    THEY HAVE 808% MORE PASSION THAN ME!!! :mgreen:

    They have been there and battled for Hawai’i. In that sense, I haven’t. Those men and women that wore “HAWAII” on their uniforms are better than me and I cheer for them and I humble myself before them and all they have done for us, the fans.

    However, I wouldn’t mind doing some real “battling” in the North endzone when the FRESNECK AGITATORS visit Aloha Stadium on October 10th! 😈

  246. Kazz June 2, 2009 5:49 pm

    How great is this image?

    Nice to see that green at the top! :mrgreen:

    You tell da world sistah! :mrgreen:

  247. Kekoa June 2, 2009 5:51 pm

    Pahtna…help me out here! Rob25 is on my case about her “loud and irritatingly shrill” voice. I’m working without a net here, but it just seems like an outfield light went out in the stadium shortly after she yelled at the umpire during each game this season. Is it Memorex…or Rob25?

    Nah…nah!..J/K Rob…you are the glue that holds the Tsaiko cheer squad together. We need you out there to help us carry the message. We can help boost the morale of the wbb next season for sure.

    BTW, I have 15% loss of high frequency hearing, so I really can’t hear anything at scream level 10 anyway!

  248. wafan June 2, 2009 5:53 pm

    ‘Attaway Amber and Annett!!!


  249. d1島 June 2, 2009 5:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Christine!

  250. wafan June 2, 2009 5:57 pm

    It is not the hearing loss that should concern you, Kekoa.

    It should be the bleeding from the ears.


    Just kidding Rob25. Seriously . . . put da slippah down and back away from it.

  251. Kekoa June 2, 2009 5:58 pm

    Kazz ~ You da man! You describe former Warriors to a “‘T'” — they will always be proud to have worn the uniform and fought the good fight. Even better for the ones who carry on the fight long after they left the battlefield.

  252. wafan June 2, 2009 5:58 pm

    Time for bed. 13 more wake ups to go!

  253. Bulla June 2, 2009 5:58 pm


    mahalo for the analysis on the D side of the ball, interesting, but only possible through hours of observation

  254. Ralph June 2, 2009 5:59 pm

    you mean to say the mvb and wbb coach got to select from a list of people who apply for the job rather than being proactive and going after people they want as their assistants

  255. Kekoa June 2, 2009 6:00 pm

    wafan ~ You’re not helping! I’m drowning ovah hea!

  256. wafan June 2, 2009 6:03 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    What was that old joke — how long can you tread water?

  257. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:03 pm

    Greenwood likely to be next UH president

    By Loren Moreno
    Advertiser Education Writer

    The last remaining candidate to become president of the University of Hawaii — former provost of the University of California system M.R.C. Greenwood — is likely to become the next president of the 10-campus system as the regents continue to discuss possible terms of employment with her.

    Robert Jones, the only other finalists for president of the University of Hawaii system, has withdrawn his candidacy, UH Board of Regents Chairman Al Landon said this morning.

    “The preference of the regents based on our discussion would be that we continue to pursue the candidates that have been recommended to us by the advisory committee,” said Al Landon, chairman of the UH Board of Regents.
    “The conversation with Dr. Jones has ended. The conversation with Dr. Greenwood continues,” Landon said.

    Donna Tanoue, chairwoman of the UH Advisory Presidential Selection Committee, said the committee continues to recommend that Greenwood be given full consideration.

    “The committee believed we had two excellent candidates,” Tanoue said. “We were really disappointed to learn that Dr. Jones was withdrawing,” she said.

    Jones, senior vice president for system academic administration at the University of Minnesota, is the second finalist in less than a month to remove his name from consideration to lead Hawaii’s higher education system. On May 6, a third candidate, whose name was never released, withdrew in part because of concerns about participating in a public search process.

    Jones was among 14 finalists interviewed by the Advisory Presidential Selection Committee to head the 10-campus UH system. M.R.C. Greenwood, the longtime chancellor of the University of California-Santa Cruz and former provost of the UC system, was the only other finalist under active consideration.

    “We are disappointed with his decision, but wish him well,” Landon said. The regents are planning to reconvene later this week, and determine how best to proceed, he said. But it’s unlikely that the regents will choose to start the process over, he said.

    For the past several weeks the presidential selection committee, headed by Bank of Hawaii Vice President Tanoue, has faced criticism by the UH faculty union and lawmakers about the search process.

    Last month six state senators criticized the UH Board of Regents for the lack of final candidates with local ties. In a letter to the regents, the senators urged the BOR to delay a decision until a local candidate is included.

    The committee was also criticized for considering a nominee whose administrative career ended amid an ethics investigation. Greenwood resigned from her post as provost of the University of California system after only two years amid allegations of favoritism in her hiring practices and an ethics investigation.

    Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, which was paid $100,000, contacted more than 500 candidates for the top UH job. The committee also considered 90 nominees and 78 applicants. Each of the 14 finalists was interviewed in person in Hawaii in April, with expenses paid for by the university.

    As Jim Leahey says, “NOW is the time to roll up our sleeves and help each other”.

  258. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:07 pm


    That is one of the reasons I laugh when people say “how can you be called ‘Rainbows’?” …

    Granted I’d prefer if there was some uniformity with the nicknames with all the men being just called “Warriors” and the women sticking with “Rainbow Wahine”, but “outsiders” will never understand what “Rainbows” meant to Hawaii fans.

    I’d like to see these haters walk up to the likes of Jesse Sapolu or Jeff Ulbrich and call them “sissies” for being Rainbow Warriors in their college days.

  259. wafan June 2, 2009 6:08 pm

    Nothing. Absolutely nothing is worse than sitting in the student section during the 2A wbb championship game.

    That will be the last time I ever volunteer to sit with the kids. Lots of fun! But dang — I had trouble hearing subtle sounds for two days!

  260. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:10 pm


    When you cannot talk or hear correctly for a few days after any game, you know you were around the right people! 😆

  261. wafan June 2, 2009 6:13 pm

    Kazz . . .

    It was not so much the volume as it was the pitches.

    Oh my.

  262. wafan June 2, 2009 6:14 pm

    Okay. Really bed time.

    See you all on hump day!

  263. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:14 pm

    Now if your voice is gone and your knuckles are still black and blue after a game, then you have done what is absolutely necessary to cheer for your team.

    Then and only then will you be able to shun the dirtiest stink eye from the smuggest of on-lookers.

    I have been slacking this past season. 🙁


  264. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:16 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    See you all on hump day!


    braddah, you on your own on dat one…


  265. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 6:25 pm

    I was googling when I came up with this.. tell me I’m wrong, please… but does our prime candidate for UH President have her own church and religion, to boot?


    This kind of spooks me.

  266. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:44 pm


    June 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    I was googling when I came up with this.. tell me I’m wrong, please… but does our prime candidate for UH President have her own church and religion, to boot?


    This kind of spooks me.


    Let’s as long as we keep repeating this we’ll be ok:

    What the heck? That is borderline insane with a touch of narcissism.

    That website can’t be real can it? Seriously.

  267. Kazz June 2, 2009 6:50 pm


    In all seriousness, I am legitimately concerned about this.

    I know someone’s personal beliefs shouldn’t be in question when being considered for employment, but this is way out there and not even funny. Just down right creepy.

    I wanna know who turned on the bats**t signal.

  268. A-House June 2, 2009 6:52 pm


    Believe Mei Ling posted several days ago that women bb season tickets are $60.

  269. A-House June 2, 2009 6:53 pm

    hey, wf2:

    have you left the “enchanted isles” already for your summer visits?

  270. jits 76 June 2, 2009 7:10 pm

    good luck coach wade and for post 117 labart about ikaika mahoe i was wondering why is he not on the uh football roster. when i read the honolulu advertiser this morning . ikaika is a very good and smart football player. for mr brashton satele a humble leader you should do well at de because of your quick speed coming around the corner.

  271. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 7:27 pm


    I don’t know. Maybe it is a spoof.. But boy, that means someone out there is really ticked about something to go this far.

  272. 702WarriorNation June 2, 2009 7:34 pm

    Yahoo posted BSU new FB unis……. blue on blue with butt handles?


  273. d1島 June 2, 2009 8:00 pm

    Wash ’em and get ’em dressed up; it don’t matter…

    Fresno and Boise…still jus’ one Dawg an’ Pony Show.

  274. d1島 June 2, 2009 8:02 pm

    94 days until football.

  275. Garret June 2, 2009 8:03 pm

    This article has praise from Pisa’s former LB coach at the Rams and from a current Rams LB.

    Venturi, then the Rams linebackers coach, recalled a 2006 matchup against the Lions when Tinoisamoa was two games removed from dislocating his left elbow at San Francisco.

    “He wasn’t going to not play, so they fixed him up with this brace,” Venturi recalled. “[Once,] the brace actually popped, so he had to come out while they fixed it.

    “[Then] he went running on the field without the brace and made a tackle. That won’t be anything Top 10 in history, but it showed the kind of guy he is.”

  276. Garret June 2, 2009 8:04 pm

    Praise from a current Rams LB.

    “Explosive and quick,” Rams linebacker Chris Draft said of Tinoisamoa. “He gets his eye on you and the next thing you know, he puts it into an extra gear and he’s coming to put a natural tattoo on you.”

  277. Garret June 2, 2009 8:05 pm

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

    Medical researchers have used stem cells on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease, with sight significantly improved within weeks! The operation is simple, inexpensive and requires just a minimal hospital stay, so this could really change a lot of lives!

  278. Garret June 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    Scientists use high-energy particles from space to try to figure out how thunderstorms make lightning.

  279. Garret June 2, 2009 8:06 pm

    Low-power radio chip modeled on the human inner ear can enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and TV signals.

  280. Garret June 2, 2009 8:06 pm

    Some Sprint customers are already lining up for the Palm Pre, partially because of the rumor that each Sprint store will only get 4 Pre phones! Amazingly, this breaks the record that was set by the iPhone–iPhone lines started 100 hours early.

  281. d1島 June 2, 2009 8:06 pm


  282. Garret June 2, 2009 8:06 pm

    The Kroger grocery chain is giving free cell phone minutes to customers that use their grocery card.

  283. Garret June 2, 2009 8:07 pm

    Free play links pau.

  284. d1島 June 2, 2009 8:07 pm

    Baylor began intercollegiate athletic competition in the 1890s, but the University was without an official mascot until 1914. That’s the year President Samuel Palmer Brooks held a vote of the student body to determine how the University’s teams would be known nationwide. Former student George Baines Rosborough offered a $5 gold piece to the student who submitted the winning entry.

    Despite competition from two dozen rivals including the buffalo, antelope, frog and ferret, Baylor students chose the bear as the University’s mascot, and Doyle Thrailkill of San Antonio won the $5 prize. Baylor’s student newspaper the Lariat soon carried the headline “Bruin is Elected Patron Saint of All Baylordom.”

  285. Garret June 2, 2009 8:10 pm

    It is *not* a good sign when 2 of the top 3 candidates drop out of consideration…especially when there are questions about the only candidate who didn’t drop out. I wish the search committee the best, and I’m sure they have done their homework on each candidate…but when hiring for such a highly paid and extremely important job, I never think that it is great when you have to select from just 1 candidate left in a pool.

  286. Garret June 2, 2009 8:11 pm

    Congratulations to Briana and Craig Stutzmann!

  287. Garret June 2, 2009 8:13 pm

    Taking 3 girls to Legoland and then taking a family to Disneyland (pushing a stroller the whole time with two girls sitting in it) while writing three critical documents that had to be started and finished today makes for a tiring day…

  288. Garret June 2, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’m just posting the part of the article that is publicly available…it doesn’t sound like David Veikune is getting that many reps with the first unit now, which is not surprising since he’s a rookie.

    Rookie LB David Veikune has been inconsistent like most rookies in practice sessions. With Kamerion Wimbley, Alex Hall and David Bowens gaining plenty of reps at OLB, and Jackson and Barton at ILB, Veikune does not get significant time with the first

  289. SteveM June 2, 2009 8:56 pm

    I will miss the cattle call tomorrow. Doc confirmed I don’t have the flu or anything exotic–just the ever-persistent gastrorenteritis–which I coincidentally seem to get 24 hours after I eat at restaurant that starts with the last letter of the alphabet. Went to one Saturday night after the IMAX movie. 🙁

    Anyway, I’m about cured but tomorrow is close to the 3-day window of gastroenteritis (after which you are fine and non-contagious)–so I better stay home. Sorry.

  290. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 8:59 pm


    Really makes me wonder why those other candidates dropped out, though. And those questionsa about the third candidate’s past really bother me too.. especially since there are at least three incidents. Not just one.

  291. FloridaTed June 2, 2009 9:13 pm

    This weird Goddess website of hers spooks me a lot. If that’s real, we’re about to have another boondoggle.

  292. Ralph June 2, 2009 9:19 pm

    rather than looking at the candidate, Greenwood, we should be vetting the committee who reviewed the candidates and picked the finalists..did they truly vetted the candidates or they just went with their gut reaction or what some persona said on the candidates behalf..

  293. Ralph June 2, 2009 9:27 pm

    Donna Tanoue your search committee has mud on its face….one candidate standing, what a joke!

  294. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 9:33 pm

    Hmmm… Maybe they should eliminate the position of President at UH for the next few years, just to save money. Especially with the cutbacks authorized by Lingle.

  295. Kazz June 2, 2009 9:35 pm

    Why isn’t today’s Warrior Beat Show replaying?

  296. el guapo June 2, 2009 9:46 pm

    very happy to see Mason retained by CW

  297. Ralph June 2, 2009 9:47 pm

    layson Michelle Wie has a twitter account

  298. madeinhawaii June 2, 2009 9:48 pm


    This was from the May 10 Advertiser regarding all the allegations of wrongdoing regarding candidate Greenwood.

    I’ve been waiting all day to see the WB Show too.

  299. Ralph June 2, 2009 9:48 pm

    Kazz I tried too, no video, no sound, just stay tuned notice

  300. Ralph June 2, 2009 10:03 pm

    6 state senators want the UH President selection process reopened and local ties be found…what happened to autonomy….political influence not wanted, already got the union to contend with at UH. Let the UH be autonomous….

  301. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:03 pm


  302. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:04 pm


    Yah- no video here either 🙁

  303. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:12 pm

    Hey, where did our roving reporter don’t wannabe go?

  304. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:13 pm

    Condolences to all who lost friends or family on the Air France jet….

  305. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:15 pm

    For the record… I’m not feeling too good about the UH President situation. Although asking the current Pres to extend for a year sounds interesting.

  306. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:15 pm


  307. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:29 pm

    Hey- what announcement did ST make on the show? Anybody? (see facebook for hint)

  308. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:29 pm

    where erryone stay?

  309. J June 2, 2009 10:32 pm


  310. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:35 pm

    Hi J. Do you know what ST was referring to?

  311. J June 2, 2009 10:36 pm

    I’m guessing you can reference the cake now…

  312. Jason June 2, 2009 10:42 pm

    LizKauai: See #182.

  313. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:43 pm

    Mahalo, Jase!

  314. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:44 pm

    J- I haven’t heard any cake announcement either!

  315. Jason June 2, 2009 10:45 pm

    BTW, the reason why there’s no replay is probably because it was really choppy. There were problems with video freezing and whatnot. I think once they clean things up somehow, they’ll get it up. At least, I’d hope they do that. In the meantime, they really need to clean the technical stuff up.

  316. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:50 pm

    Ok… any memorable hilites you can think of?

  317. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 10:51 pm

    They assure me there will be a replay.
    And they assure me the replay will be clean.
    You need to watch it just to hear Leila 1) tell a joke. 2) do her pirate impersonation.

  318. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2009 10:52 pm

    I meant to tell you, on next week’s show, we’re giving away tickets to see the Pussycat Dolls.

  319. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 2, 2009 10:55 pm

    Hi ST!
    Congrats, g-pa!

    Nitey nite and Tweet Warrior Dreams :mrgreen:

  320. Tanushkaa June 2, 2009 11:07 pm

    Где то я это уже видел

  321. al ™ June 2, 2009 11:26 pm

    where is alema on the depth charts?

  322. Ralph June 2, 2009 11:29 pm

    wasn’t alema injured during spring drills, therefore not on the charts after the spring scrimmage

  323. MeiLing June 2, 2009 11:44 pm

    I won’t be at the CC tomorrow. My friends are going to Hanauma Bay.

  324. Cindy ...cenn June 2, 2009 11:56 pm

    Congratulations to the Stutzmann family. : )
    And mahalo for the birthday greetings!

    Wishing everyone a good time at the CC tomorrow. We were going to go, but Greg is much under the weather (allergic to his new meds) so I will be looking out after him instead.

  325. warriorfanny2 June 2, 2009 11:57 pm

    a-h, (#269, 6/01)
    40″ 08′ 29.01″ N…. 83″ 09′ 19.18″ W
    40″ 00′ 06.87″ N….83″ 01′ 11.01″ W

    like aunty liz says, woo hoo and wooooosh!

    aunty liz, (#14, 6/01)
    yes, saw jd in ’04,etc…..i thought bc was pupule when he recruited him…jd went through a transition period at boulder where he lost the hc coach that recruited him, hung in w hawkins and became bc’s pride n joy and the best at CU during that period. bc wore t-leaf lei from mom and lava lava on the sideline in last game to honor jordan….bc always asked jd to give more and he did…unreal relationship betw the 2. great story–waimea boy…..jd was all-around-good….be proud kauai.

    letsgowarriors, (#41 n 44, 6/01). u r blogger no ka oi brah.
    i agree…..backside pain wont go away….guess who miano recruited?

    kekoa, (#303, 6/01)
    ai ‘ino mai ke koko, pau pu ka hale i ka ‘ino.

    rem ur pa’i?
    do not expand.
    maoli brah, my pa’ina n ohana….. pono.


  326. warriorfanny2 June 3, 2009 12:03 am

    kekoa, mistake on da copy, erase dat one.


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