Shaw hired as OL coach

Gordy  Shaw, a veteran offensive line coach, has been hired as the University of Hawaii football team’s offensive line.
Shaw, who has more than 30 seasons of coaching experience, was the offensive coordinator at South Dakota this past year.
Before that, he was the offensive line coach at Minnesota and Wyoming.
At Minnesota where he spent 14 seasons, Shaw recruited and coached center Greg Eslinger, who was the 2005 Rimington Award winner. He also coached or recruited six of Minnesota’s All-American lineman. Players such as Ben Hamilton, Greg Eslinger, Mark Setterstrom and Matt Spaeth have gone on to play in the NFL.
Brian Smith, who was the offensive line coach last season, will be reassigned within the offense, UH head coach Greg McMackin said.
Last season, Shaw guided USD’s offense to saw the Coyotes rank in the top 10 nationally in several categories. Their offensive scoring ranked tied for fourth nationally (37.5 points per game), while their offense ranked sixth at 461.8 total yards per game.


  1. jose February 17, 2009 3:23 pm


  2. jose February 17, 2009 3:23 pm


  3. jose February 17, 2009 3:24 pm

    wow, smith reassigned.

  4. wafan February 17, 2009 3:24 pm


    Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!!!

  5. EastManoa February 17, 2009 3:24 pm

    Random non-football question. Is Afatia Thompson part of the group Nesian 9?(they opened for Boys II Men)

  6. wafan February 17, 2009 3:25 pm

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    Shaw was hired to be the UH’s offensive line?

    He must be really, really, really good.

  7. Stretch February 17, 2009 3:26 pm

    Congratulations and Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Gordie Shaw!!

  8. Stretch February 17, 2009 3:30 pm

    Maybe Pride can answer this….

    Does an offensive line coach need experience in the spread offense to be effective?? Or is offensive line stuff the same no matter what offense is being run?? Just technique and picking up blitzes??

  9. wayoutwest February 17, 2009 3:33 pm

    just what the doctor ordered…

  10. Rob25 February 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    Do I make top ten?

  11. A-House February 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    OK, new coach and what about the other opening?

  12. mctruck February 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    I don’t think South Dakota stats mean much at this point; guess we’ll see what happens when the ball is snapped and the real games begin.

  13. Bulla February 17, 2009 3:38 pm


    at his last coaching assignment, wasn’t he the OC also? is that going to be ‘tweaked’ also this coming season?

  14. Rob25 February 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    Welcome Coach Shaw!!

  15. homey ℞ February 17, 2009 3:39 pm

    I’m sure South Dakota must’ve run some plays out of the spread formation.

  16. Bulla February 17, 2009 3:40 pm


    is Stutz in or out?

  17. Bulla February 17, 2009 3:41 pm


    South Dakota is huge, they had to have run some spread plays 😉

  18. homey ℞ February 17, 2009 3:46 pm

    Bulla – Did that comment just go whoosh for some peeps?

  19. LizKauai [Believer] February 17, 2009 3:47 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!

  20. homey ℞ February 17, 2009 3:48 pm

    Pardon my rudeness…WELCOME COACH SHAW!

  21. big mac February 17, 2009 3:49 pm

    This hiring proves that Coach Mack knew Brian Smith could not properly coach the O-line. He made a good choice in getting a coach with experience. He can also help Ron Lee with getting a better game plan that will score and make the offense exciting again. Thank you Coach Mack, now get a real special teams coach and we’ll be set for spring practice.

  22. d1島 February 17, 2009 3:51 pm

    Welcome Coach Shaw.

  23. Rob25 February 17, 2009 3:52 pm

    I heard you Bulla…inquiring minds want to know 🙄

  24. d1島 February 17, 2009 3:53 pm

    744 total plays
    460 rushing (62%)
    284 passing (38%)

    55 TD’s
    37 rushing
    18 passing


  25. Bulla February 17, 2009 3:54 pm


    it is what it is…..oh well……

    Welcome Coach Shaw, we wish you the best and know that you will develop our Oline to a higher level of execution. So again, I ask…is CS out of a coaching spot? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, thought he was ‘promised’ an opening, or was that just ‘coach’s talking’…….

  26. Rob25 February 17, 2009 3:54 pm

    OK so I am listening to “Low” and thinking that the nosebleeds that ST is having may be a result of his getting low.

    We were thinking that he may have a groin injury, but no…it’s something else.

    Better go to the MD…stop being stubborn!!

  27. d1島 February 17, 2009 3:55 pm

    coached OG & C at Minn when Maroney was ripping it up….in the Big 10

  28. Pride. February 17, 2009 4:08 pm

    # Stretch:
    February 17th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Maybe Pride can answer this….

    Does an offensive line coach need experience in the spread offense to be effective?? Or is offensive line stuff the same no matter what offense is being run?? Just technique and picking up blitzes??

    Actually Stretch, in my opinion, it’d be better to have experience in a broad range of offenses rather than just one type of offense like the spread. Sounds like Coach Shaw has a wealth of experience on both sides of the ball as well as in different types of offenses. Mr. Shaw’s background and experience actually would make him a good candidate for a coordinator or head coaching position somewhere. Will be interesting to see how this plays out in a few years.

    The Golden Gophers were near the top nationally in several key categories toward the end of Glen Mason’s coaching stint there. I like how Laurence Maroney ran all over the Big-10 in 2004 and 2005. Coach Shaw is known as a good technician and recruiter. Hopefully he can bring some good things to the table.

    I would have favored one of two of the coaches who didn’t get the job, only because I already know them personally. But Coach Shaw has a good reputation among offensive line coaches nationally and sounds like a good addition to the University of Hawaii program.

  29. letsgowarriors February 17, 2009 4:12 pm

    stutz should be IN right? UH did not advertise for a full time defensive coach. it was a GA position for the defense.

  30. jm2375 February 17, 2009 4:19 pm

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana Coach Shaw!!

    Never can please A-house (#11). He always wants more answers!!

    BTW, please have Mrs. A-house go over to ST’s house and drag him by the ear to the doctor’s office!!! 😀 With A-sports trailing closely behind with da lead slippah.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid February 17, 2009 4:25 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!

    Great ananlysisisis once again, Pride.

  32. d1島 February 17, 2009 4:25 pm


    Good news!
    Beer prices down 10% at Murakami Stadium this season!

  33. d1島 February 17, 2009 4:27 pm

    ….be careful though, all the seats are the same color now so easy to get lost!

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid February 17, 2009 4:28 pm

    Is there any prior history between Coach Mac and Coach Shaw? Does Mac know him on a personal level?

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid February 17, 2009 4:29 pm

    Did Stephen go to the Doctors yet?

  36. d1島 February 17, 2009 4:34 pm


    Looks like they both have the same first name 😉

  37. niho mano February 17, 2009 5:01 pm

    welcome to the warrior football nation coach gordie shaw, you might be the start of our rebuilding of the offensive line. i foresee good things to come in the future of the warrior football team….

  38. BowsForever February 17, 2009 5:03 pm

    wafan: Ha!

    Here’s hoping our new O-line coach is a good one. He’s got Estes to build around, but no question the O-line needs extra discipline and training. I don’t want to see things like the same O-line player getting a penalty in almost every game.

  39. Uce2 February 17, 2009 5:06 pm

    A wasted opportunity. Not unexpected. With all the talent we have here, we still have to run to the mainland to get someone. When will we ever learn?

    Mainland schools run here to get our players, but we have to run to the mainland to get our coaches. Must be Hawaii people are good players, but too stupid to coach the very sport they are so good at playing? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    Must be the old addage: those who can, do; those who cannot, coach.

  40. Jason February 17, 2009 5:13 pm

    Welcome Coach Shaw!

    I hope when they reassign Brian Smith that they put him in Gerke’s position. I’m not going to give up on Smith yet, I think he just needs to develop into becoming a good coach. It’s the same with Rolo, but at least he has Ron Lee to mentor him. Gerke was a veteran coach, but he was a subordinate to Smith, so I’m not sure there was much mentoring going on there. Shaw’s a well-respected, veteran coach, so hopefully he can help Smith develop into a good young coach as well.

  41. uceless February 17, 2009 5:13 pm

    Blah blah blah

  42. labrat February 17, 2009 5:14 pm

    I wonder if he has seen UHs mini olinemen. He had some big boys at the other schools.

    It is my belief that UH will run the ball better. I like the combination of old and young on the coaching staff. I think Brian will benefit working with coach Shaw. Since runningbacks work so closely with oline maybe Brian could move to runningback coach.

    One thing I like about coach Shaw is that he is a good recruiter.

  43. Committed Road Warrior February 17, 2009 5:20 pm

    Welcome Coach Shaw!

    Is there any past connection between Mac and Shaw, or did he come to UH highly referred from someone else within Coach Mac’s circle (maybe not JJ, but someone like Dennis Erickson, et al.)?

  44. Uce2 February 17, 2009 5:22 pm

    maybe you can show the rest of us how “mini” the current linemen are by lining up against one of them and then going for it.

  45. TOM February 17, 2009 5:25 pm

    Coach Shaw = welcome!

    Most of our coaches are “local” or have been here so long that we forget that they were from the Mainland – Coach Lumpkin comes to mind.

    We do need Mainland coaches not because they are better than having some of our old Warriors but because they have recruiting experience and contacts in the Mainland.

  46. TOM February 17, 2009 5:29 pm

    Should have added that Pride’s comments are right-on!

  47. TOM February 17, 2009 5:38 pm

    We “ran” to the mainland to get coach Brian Smith. Of course we forget that he was a four-year UH football player.

  48. XxFaithxX February 17, 2009 5:44 pm

    Welcome, Coach Shaw. Coach the o-line up please….there is talent here with G and C.., but the T’s you might have to work on.

    Smith to RB coach?

  49. OldDiver February 17, 2009 5:50 pm

    Anyone know Shaw’s history of moving schools? I trust Mack’s decisions just looking to get to know Coach Shaw better.

  50. WenatcheeWarrior February 17, 2009 5:55 pm

    South Dakota isn’t anything to get excited about, but coaching an offensive live that paved the ways for NFL stars like Marion Barber and Laurence Maroney is! He will make a lot of our players better.

    He does have a Hawai’i connection to folks, take a look at the names of his wife and kids….

    Wife: Kaipo
    Children: Daughters
    Naupaka (25),
    Kahikole (19)
    Son – Ikaika (27)

  51. d1島 February 17, 2009 5:56 pm

    14 years at Minnesota.
    pre-dated Mason
    let go by new guy
    1 yr at So. Dakota

  52. al ™ February 17, 2009 5:57 pm


  53. Uce2 February 17, 2009 6:15 pm

    I would rather the O-line position go to someone like Pride. Spilled milk.

    Just waiting for the regime change at this point.

  54. wafan February 17, 2009 6:15 pm

    Wenatchee. Best apples in the country! Yum.

    Some of those farm boys are pretty big!!!

  55. Uce2 February 17, 2009 6:16 pm

    Like Ieyasu, I am very patient.

  56. Jason February 17, 2009 6:19 pm

    WenatcheeWarrior: That info is for Keith Uperesa, not Gordy Shaw.

    From UH’s Web site:

    Shaw earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly in 1978 and his master’s from Northern Arizona in 1984. Shaw and his wife, Debra, have three daughters, Whitney, Jenna and Aubrey.

  57. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 6:24 pm

    Welcome Welcome

  58. wafan February 17, 2009 6:27 pm

    Anyone having a problem trying to watch the replay of today’s WaT Show?

  59. warriorfanny February 17, 2009 6:30 pm

    Shaw spent 13 seasons at Minnesota, working both sides of the line. At least he is a veteran coach with 30 years of coaching under his belt. It will be important for Coach Shaw to jell with polynesian players and motivate them like CAV did. Definitely an upgrade…opps, where is our RB and CB coaches?

  60. wafan February 17, 2009 6:31 pm

    Time for bed!

    Three long days until the weekend.

  61. Committed Road Warrior February 17, 2009 6:33 pm

    Off to work. See you guys later!

  62. WenatcheeWarrior February 17, 2009 6:42 pm

    Thanks Jason, my bad! I mixed up the candidates there…..

    Nevermind, Shaw has no ties what-so-ever……lol

  63. Stretch February 17, 2009 6:46 pm

    I hope Coach Shaw lights a fire under the asses of the OL guys. I noticed, during the rare occasions that I got to watch practice, that it seemed that Smith was pretty relaxed with the guys. I think it translated into laziness. Before practice starts, the DL guys are going through drills, the OL guys sitting around “stretching”. Not sure the players respected Smith.

  64. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 6:50 pm

    big mac,
    you took the words right outta my mouth.

    uceless and uc2
    Rush Limbaugh trying to put us all down,
    he publicly said he hopes Obama’s plan fails.
    just great, all we need is anudda mout.
    and Rush get all da answers too. if you ain’t a repub, you
    ain’t got milk in da coconut. dats how he sounds to me.

    so when I read your stuff, I tinking to myself:
    you related to Rush? da Brownie, like Clarence Thomas?
    we’re in da tub togedda. make nice. have hope. you gotta give Coach Mack credit for saying nice stuff to Wade. and gettin some good local players. and giving some of us hope. I don’t know you. I don’t know what you stand for. all i know about you is what i read here. and dat ain’t much. dats my opinion and i’m stickin to it unless you come out and show me who you are and change my mind. i give chances. do you?

  65. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 6:56 pm

    okay, my badder manners..

    hiya Tsaikos everywhere! 😀

  66. JaM February 17, 2009 7:00 pm

    Hiya everybody!

    Welcome to Coach Shaw to the Warrior Ohana!

  67. JaM February 17, 2009 7:01 pm

    How’s it going Bighilofan2.

  68. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:03 pm

    in the local paper 2 days ago had a opinionator in da letters to da editor going after the mom and dad of the girl who was tortured, her caregiver got 20, yada yada. the opinionator never know the father had no control and no legal rights cuz da mudda got him legally outta da daughter’s picture, the mom and pop weren’t married, pop didn’t know da girl was wit somebody else, he had no legal rights, yada yada. but still he got blasted in da paper by da opinionator, both him and da mudda.

    so the point is this: you can run off your mouth and truly believe in what you’re saying, but if you’re starting from da spot of no actual knowledge, or wrong assumptions, or wrong info, the bottom line is this: you don’t know doodlee squat. 😀

  69. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:04 pm

    hiya cutiez.

    an i’m talking to you DPK 😆

  70. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:12 pm

    Loeffler’s pop Danny said his kid is now 3 bills and he don’t wanna wait 2 years. “i saw him Sat and he’s a mature 17 years old” said my friend Clem. 😀 6’6″. he must be eating his fahda’s profits (they grow fields of corn in Kau).

    i’m getting excited excited excited when I think that Steeler’s TE Spaaeth’s recruiter/coach is gonna do da talkin to our oline 😀
    i’m guessing he’s a no fool around O kinda guy. WONDERFUL!

  71. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:15 pm

    and I’m also thinking that the Cra_ is gonna hit da fan shortly.
    and remember, UC2, you heard it here first.

    I’m also rooting for our QB. go get em, Alexander! step it up!

  72. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:16 pm


    it ain’t got nuttin to do wit UH.

  73. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 7:19 pm

    i’m also thinking that Shaw ain’t gonna be here but a few years, then take a OC or HC job at a BCS. meanwhile, he’ll give cover to Brian and Ron and Coach. just great, i tell you, just GREAT!!!

  74. el guapo February 17, 2009 7:20 pm

    Re: DPK’s #34

    The closest connection could find was Mac being DC at Utah 90-92, when Shaw was O-line coach at Wyoming at same time. Shaw left Minnesota due to a coaching change.

  75. moon February 17, 2009 7:31 pm

    i hope every thing is well with ST because I just noticed the blog entry was submitted by curtis

  76. Jason February 17, 2009 7:35 pm

    moon: Whoa, didn’t even notice that. I too hope everything is well with Stephen.

  77. JaM February 17, 2009 7:57 pm

    Didn’t notice that too…

    ST hope all is well with you!

  78. Momo February 17, 2009 7:58 pm

    Welcome coach Shaw. We need some one to control the players so that they don.t do stupid fouls almost every game. I can see a bright future ahead….

  79. JaM February 17, 2009 8:08 pm

    Hi Momo.

    How is Mrs. Momo..

  80. whitey February 17, 2009 8:11 pm

    Evening Tsaikos. Don’t know if ST is under the weather, but if you are, my best to a speedy get well.

  81. Kekoa February 17, 2009 8:14 pm

    The Shaw File:

    Alma Mater: Cal Poly, 1978

    Year School Position

    1977-78 Cal Poly Graduate Assistant

    1979 Cal State Northridge Defensive Line

    1980-81 Cal Poly Defensive Line

    1982-84 Northern Arizona Defensive Line

    1985-88 Northern Colorado Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

    1989 Idaho Defensive Coordinator

    1990-92 Wyoming Offensive Line

    1993-96 Minnesota Offensive Line

    1997-2000 Minnesota Defensive Line

    2001-06 Minnesota Offensive Line

    2008 South Dakota Offensive Coordinator

    2009 UH OK Fine!

  82. whitey February 17, 2009 8:15 pm

    Congrats Coach Shaw. good to see an ex-gopher and an ex-coyote join the warriors for another exciting year of warrior football. you can leave all your winter clothes in mn or sd and enjoy the warmth of the sun and our fans. who knows what you will bring, but a paul bunyan would be super.

  83. Frank25 February 17, 2009 8:22 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko’s

    Just wanted to say hello there, Aloha from the big sand box. Miss everyone back there in Hawaii…Wow new coach, new players should be a really exciting football season next year, glad i will be back on time too be at the games and Tsaiko tail gates….. Las Vegas,,,watch out UNLV- you folks should be scared???cant wait for that game….

    Anyway I want to say to all you Tsaikos out there, and you know who you are..thanks for being sooooo great a friend to my wife while i am here.and supporting us here while we are serving our country here in Kuwait and Iraq…really miss Hawaii…and really miss you folks…Damn it miss Karaoke…anyway….you folks are such a great ohana…sorry i cant be there with you folks right now..But i will be back soon…when i go on missions in iraq i take my UH flag with me…Go warriors…once again i want to thank all you Tsaikos out there for all the support you give me and my wife…Mahalo and hope to see you soon….ALOHA….OHH yeah

  84. whitey February 17, 2009 8:24 pm

    with coach shaw’s connection in mn, we may even be able to get bb players from the north country. there was another coach who came to UH from a small school in northern iowa and transformed UH’s athletic facilities and dept, so don’t knock these men who come from the north country. the o line will be humming this year and i can see them kicking some arse.

  85. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 8:24 pm

    Hi Frank25!

    Ka Kou- ST was sick at noon when he did the show. He was joking about taking too much meds. I hope he is sleeping with some nice chicken soup to eat when he wakes up.

  86. whitey February 17, 2009 8:26 pm

    Frank25, thank you for serving our country and i bow my head to you in appreciation and admiration.

  87. JaM February 17, 2009 8:26 pm

    Frank25.great to see you here.. Take care!

    and thank you for all you and your buddies are doing!

  88. Da Punchbowl Kid February 17, 2009 8:28 pm

    Howzit bhf2! cutie?! Yikes!

    Yo fren Clem is da Malani version?

  89. JaM February 17, 2009 8:28 pm


    Thank you for what you and your buddies are doing!

  90. Ralph February 17, 2009 8:29 pm

    come back with a good suntan Frankie, go Raider Nation!

  91. whitey February 17, 2009 8:30 pm

    LizK, was trying to speed read #85 and busted out laughing cause i thought you said ST was sleeping with the chickens and they going wake him up. not good, trying to read between the lines. ok, you can kick me in the arse now.

  92. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 8:32 pm

    whitey- that would be true if ST was on Kauai! 😆

  93. Garret February 17, 2009 8:37 pm


    Nice to hear from you! I hope that you and all of the men you are with are back safely in Hawaii by the next football season!

  94. whitey February 17, 2009 8:38 pm

    col A House. looks like your mission is to check the neighbor to see if he is ok and report back to us.

  95. Garret February 17, 2009 8:43 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors Gordie Shaw! He definitely has the credentials to be the OL coach…in fact, I’d say he’s probably even overqualified and would probably only be with the Warriors for a year or two before some other school offers him big bucks. However, during that time he can hopefully get the OL in shape and provide valuable training to Brian Smith.

    Since Brian Smith is staying on the offensive side of the ball, I think that it is clear that he’s going to have Alex Gerke’s RB coach/assistant OL coach duties and Shaw will take Smith’s OL coach spot. I hope that Shaw can get everyone together on the OL because UH needs a big improvement there (especially personal fouls and pass protection) to reach its potential next season.

    Shaw also obviously has a deep understanding of the running game and hopefully that will lead to a better rushing attack next season. The timing or sync was off for much of last season and the running attack wasn’t consistent.

  96. el guapo February 17, 2009 8:43 pm

    Clem Malani would have been a teammate of Pride. Not sure but his father might also be named Clem.

  97. Garret February 17, 2009 8:43 pm

    I didn’t notice that Curtis posted this blog topic instead of ST until moon pointed it out! I hope that ST is okay…

  98. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 8:46 pm

    Hiya Rob25.
    your ohana is fine, just fine. 😀

    see you in Vegas at da Tailgate!
    we’ll swap sand box stories. 😀

    hiya Whitey, JaM, sweethart DPK. 😆

    i’m excited, I really am. I’m tinkin Shaw looks like he could be intenSE if given da opportunity, and dis new start at Warrior Country can be da winning ticket. We’l have to call him Mister Shaw! Looks like the real deal motivator for everybody on the train, Coach on down to the Warriors! I can see him sending a kid to the showers, like Singetary, to make sure da head is on right. and the best part is that we’ve got some new players who could get serious playing time this year and who feel like they owe Coach Mack for sticking by them. I tell you, I’m excited for us, I really am.

  99. Ralph February 17, 2009 8:47 pm

    has coach Mac made any comment regarding his new OL coach….

  100. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 8:48 pm


  101. Garret February 17, 2009 8:49 pm

    Another coaching situation is really interesting right now, like a soap opera with all the personalities involved and the petty disputes (the AD giving Leach’s parking space to Bob Knight and Leach then parking in a lot much further away and walking that long distance, etc.). Is Texas Tech actually thinking about firing Mike Leach because he won’t sign their contract offer which gives Texas Tech all the money from his commercials and speaking engagements?

    Leach graduates his players, somehow recruits them to Lubbock, and produces on the field. He also runs a clean program…the coaches at Tenn and U-Dub have committed more NCAA violations in the past few months than Texas Tech committed in 7 years.

    Mike Leach’s deadline to accept Texas Tech’s latest contract offer passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, leaving the future of the Red Raiders’ head coach uncertain.

    “Coach Leach has declined our $12.7 million contract,” Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said in a statement released by the athletic department just after 5 p.m. “We will enter the decision-making process and should have some announcements by next week. Our decisions will be based on the best interest of Texas Tech and all of its supporters.”

    Implied in the statement, though no one has said so publicly, is that Tech could be preparing to fire a coach who has led the Red Raiders to an 11-2 season in 2008. The team’s 10-0 start and ascension to No. 2 in the national rankings ultimately led to Leach winning three national coach of the year awards.

    Tech’s Board of Regents has called a special teleconference Friday afternoon. Hance said the regents will be briefed on the situation with the football coach, but added there are other issues to discuss.

  102. Garret February 17, 2009 8:53 pm

    If Texas Tech gets rid of Leach now or he leaves after next season, I want him to stay in the South or go East. I was really worried about him getting the U-Dub job or any job in the West because then he’d be recruiting offensive players for a system similar to UH. Did I mention that Leach is Mormon? He would be a recruiting force in the West that would really be a problem for UH.

    Texas Tech has demanded that Leach sign a contract that would give Texas Tech the revenue from all naming rights to Mike Leach’s name? *Nobody* gets that type of contract!

    One of the reasons Tech running backs coach Seth Littrell, who was known Tech’s best recruiter, left the Red Raiders last week to become an assistant coach at Arizona is because of Leach’s uncertain status.

    Tech also wants ownership of the coach’s personal property and naming rights, and also wants his revenue from speaking engagements.

  103. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 8:55 pm

    Clem Reyes. friend from the channel. we did 7 together. grandson is Daniel Iopa, the Keaau kid I think will play D1.

  104. d1島 February 17, 2009 8:56 pm


    “We had an extensive nationwide search and I feel we got one of the best offensive line coaches in the country,” McMackin said. “We have one of the top centers in the country coming out this year in John Estes and Gordy not only played the position but coached a Rimington Award winner at Minnesota so we feel it will only help John’s development. Gordy fits into our staff, he’s a student of the game and is one of the top offensive line gurus in the country.”

  105. Garret February 17, 2009 8:56 pm

    I thought that some people would find this interesting…it is total speculation of course.

    Last week I did a radio show in Hawaii. One of those who listened was Larry Hilliard, the father of UCLA’s incoming freshman tailback, Dalton Hilliard.

    Dalton plays for Punahou, the same school as linebacker Manti Te’o and wide receiver Roby Toma. Larry wanted to touch base after my interview and said his son was contacted by UCLA last week following the whole package deal controversy involving Te’o and Toma.

    Here is what Hilliard told me:

    “Norm Chow gives Dalton a call (last week) and says there’s a lot going on with Roby (Toma). Chow said, `Manti said we attacked Roby in regards to Manti not coming.’

    “Chow said, `We were aggressive because a deal was struck.’

    “Based on what Coach Chow said, Manti called them up and said, `I have a buddy.’ He told them if they gave (Toma) a scholarship, he would come. The caveat is he said, `I want to keep it under the table and on signing date I’ll make it public.’ It’s coming from Norm Chow. He did tell Dalton to ease Dalton’s mind that they didn’t do anything other than offering a friend a scholarship in hopes of Manti’s coming to UCLA.”

  106. Garret February 17, 2009 8:57 pm


    Thank you for posting that note from UH’s website! When I checked earlier nothing was there.

  107. Garret February 17, 2009 9:00 pm

    I wonder if the UH trainers are aware of this new way to treat football injuries. It apparently is cheaper, has a quicker recovery time, and avoids surgery. It involves putting the athlete’s own blood back into his body, so no performance-enhancing drugs are needed.

    Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, used their own blood in an innovative injury treatment before winning the Super Bowl. At least one major league pitcher, about 20 professional soccer players and perhaps hundreds of recreational athletes have also undergone the procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy.

    Experts in sports medicine say that if the technique’s early promise is fulfilled, it could eventually improve the treatment of stubborn injuries like tennis elbow and knee tendinitis for athletes of all types.

    “It’s a better option for problems that don’t have a great solution — it’s nonsurgical and uses the body’s own cells to help it heal,” said Dr. Allan Mishra, an assistant professor of orthopedics at Stanford University Medical Center and one of the primary researchers in the field. “I think it’s fair to say that platelet-rich plasma has the potential to revolutionize not just sports medicine but all of orthopedics. It needs a lot more study, but we are obligated to pursue this.”

    Dr. van Osch and several other experts said they had used the procedure as a first option before surgery for reasons beyond its early results. There is little chance for rejection or allergic reaction because the substance is autologous, meaning it comes from the patient’s own body; the injection carries far less chance for infection than an incision and leaves no scar, and it takes only about 20 minutes, with a considerably shorter recovery time than after surgery.

  108. d1島 February 17, 2009 9:01 pm


    No problem. If there’s anything else you need from UHAD….

  109. Jason February 17, 2009 9:02 pm

    Frank25: It’s good to hear from you! Stay safe, and God bless.

  110. AlaWaiPipeLayer February 17, 2009 9:04 pm

    I too, wish the supreme Tsai-ko good health in dealing with his nose bleeds. I venture to guess it has to do with the high level of stress he has undergone with the Advertiser.
    I found an interesting article in a Gopher bulletin about Coach Shaw.
    After years in Minneapolis, he and his family just may be looking forward to the warmth of paradise. Having lived in MSP, I can attest to the misery of Winter and leapt at the chance to move to Hawaii. South Dakota is just as cold and brutal… It appears that Coach Shaw was well respected by the Gopher supporters, who were sorry to see him leave. He had the respect and support of many high school coaches in MN. (Dare we dream of 6’7″ 350Lb midwest recruits?) If this is so, he brings years of experience and success to UH. The Warrior Ohana should go all out in welcoming the Shaws into the fold. Its great that Coach Mac brings highly qualified coaches to Manoa. Maybe some of the local OL recruits will have a reason to stay home. From his pics, I like him already! He looks like Fred to Mac’s Barney…

  111. Momo February 17, 2009 9:04 pm

    ms momo is doing fine. The grand kids are keeping her young and i swear they are getting smarter each day as they out wit us daily…

    Will be in vegas feb 28-march 3…Garret and family will join us for the week end…Would love to get togather if you are there…Cell number 5519447. Call us if any tsaikos are in vegas.

  112. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 17, 2009 9:07 pm

    Welcome to Gordie Shaw!

    Hey I now know that South Dakota had a football team. haha.

    Good to have a veteran O-line coach. I commend Coach Mac for replacing Brian Smith. Even though he needed to support and defend Smith at the end of the season, its good to know that when push comes to shove…Mac is willing to do both!

    Looking forward to next season.

    What other coaches need to be hired now???

  113. d1島 February 17, 2009 9:08 pm


    It’s really nice to hear from you!
    It’ll be great to have all you guys back for next season.
    Take care 🙂

  114. el guapo February 17, 2009 9:09 pm

    Platelet rich plasma? Sounds scary (thinking heart attack or stroke).

  115. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 17, 2009 9:09 pm


    interesting story re: teo and toma. Does not surprise me. I wish I had a buddy like that when I was applying to Columbia. haha.

  116. Stretch February 17, 2009 9:11 pm

    Re: Teo & Toma package

    I would suspect that Manti told Weiss that he would come if ND offers Toma. Manti is not doing any favors for his friend by bringing him along to ND. I don’t think that Toma will get much playing time there. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves on his own or forced out when Manti is on his mission. I think Toma should have gone where he could get playing time instead of riding Manti’s coattail. He will have to grow up sometime without Manti by his side.

  117. Stretch February 17, 2009 9:12 pm

    howzit Frank – no worry, we all keeping an eye on Rob and your family. Take care of yourself and come home safely

  118. Garret February 17, 2009 9:15 pm

    My wife, kids and I will arrive in Vegas Friday night (2/27) and leave on Sunday (3/1). We’ve changed our plans several times but as of now we’ll be staying at the Palace Station–my folks are staying downtown, but the NASCAR thing made it too expensive for us to stay there. Plus, Momo and Mrs. Momo don’t arrive until Saturday so we figured it didn’t matter if we weren’t staying in downtown on Friday.

    Vegas mini-Cattle Call on Saturday 2/28? I think that las vegas is in Hawaii this weekend but will be back by the following weekend. Hopefully 702 and others will be free.

  119. chawan_cut February 17, 2009 9:18 pm

    even though we lost sat, we had these 2 nice dunks courtesy rod and brandon…

  120. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 17, 2009 9:18 pm

    re: Brian Smith

    I dont think its totally out of the line that he gets a less crucial position that will allow him to learn and develop, rather than lead. at least for the time being.

    IMHO that would be best.

  121. Garret February 17, 2009 9:19 pm

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

    Reptiles might overheat as temperatures rise due to global warming.

  122. Garret February 17, 2009 9:19 pm

    11 people were arrested for H-1B Visa fraud, using the visas to undercut the wages of US workers. The H-1B workers were victims in this fraud–some hired for jobs that didn’t exist! One man was hired from Pakistan for a programming job and ended up pumping gas.

  123. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 17, 2009 9:19 pm


    can RF is hopeless haha. someone please show him how to shoot free throws.

  124. Garret February 17, 2009 9:19 pm

    The NYPD is testing the use of velcro handcuffs on children who need to be restrained in 22 schools. The father of the 5-year-old who was handcuffed after a tantrum is not happy!

  125. Garret February 17, 2009 9:19 pm

    Man was in the basement of his home when he heard burglars upstairs, so he snuck out of his house and drove the burglars’ van away so that they couldn’t take any of his big stuff away…leaving his TVs, laptop, and jewelry box at his front door.

  126. WarriorMojo February 17, 2009 9:20 pm

    Garret, re: plasma therapy. Isn’t that the same thing Lassie Viren was doing in the Olympics back in the 70’s?

  127. Garret February 17, 2009 9:20 pm

    Overcooking a Pop-Tart in a toaster resulted in a fire at this Michigan home.

  128. whitey February 17, 2009 9:20 pm

    if i am not mistaken, blood enriching is not new to athletics, but was created by the east germans, then refined by the chinese. that was one of the reasons they lost their olympic medals. i think blood doping is ok for pro sports, but in amateur or olympic sports it is forbidden. lance armstrong was also accused of doing that.

  129. Garret February 17, 2009 9:20 pm

    Free play links pau.

  130. Garret February 17, 2009 9:24 pm


    This isn’t considered blood enriching and isn’t like what Lance Armstrong or the East Germans did from what I understand. Anyway, it will be interesting to see if these techniques are used in college sports.

    The pros actually test for more drugs and have *more* restrictions than the colleges have. The NFL players have long lists of over-the-counter drugs that will set off their drug tests and result in suspensions…but college athletes can take them with no penalty.

  131. whitey February 17, 2009 9:25 pm

    blood enriching should be seriously looked at by cancer researchers as this is the major problem when doing chemo, but this is too simple and can’t make money from the drug companies.

  132. Garret February 17, 2009 9:26 pm


    I don’t know what Lassie Viren did back then, sorry.

    I do find it interesting that the insurance companies generally don’t want to encourage surgeries but they might start covering this because it will save money in the long run. No surgery needed, quick recovery time, big improvement in tendinitis and other regular athletic injuries that do not have treatments now…this could really change the game for athletic trainers.

  133. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 9:28 pm

    you have a way with words at 120.
    my sentiments exactly. i like win win win.

  134. Garret February 17, 2009 9:28 pm


    But the insurance companies are looking at the testing going on right now and are actually talking about covering this *and* requiring it for many patients if the trials come out fine.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 9:29 pm

    Garret- have a nice time with the family- Momo and Mrs Momo- happy Las Vegas 😆

  136. whitey February 17, 2009 9:29 pm

    garret, you may be right about termiology, but i would not be surprised if there is a rule about taking your own blood out and putting it back in that would disqualify you from that sport or even get banned. on the surface, that is a great medical treatment, but too many not approved things can happen before the blood is put back.

  137. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 9:30 pm

    no wonder the players and coaches respect Coach.

  138. bighilofan2 February 17, 2009 9:31 pm

    nite nite gang.

    exme ewooossshhhh

  139. whitey February 17, 2009 9:32 pm

    garret, i did not know that the insurance companies are encouraging it, but if they are, this is what i am saying about a cheaper and simple method which doesn’t require “high priced” drugs.

  140. Jason February 17, 2009 9:32 pm

    bighilofan2: Geez, I said the same thing in #40, and I don’t get any praise? It’s cause iwonderwhytheyhateme sings better, yeah? And he’s got the cooler name.

    *tsigh* Not to mention, I hang out with chawan_cut. Lame and ignored by association … 😀

  141. JaM February 17, 2009 9:35 pm

    Momo, Mrs. Momo and Garret..

    Enjoy your trip! Won’t be doing any traveling until the summer.

  142. MeiLing February 17, 2009 9:37 pm

    Welcome to Coach Shaw!

  143. whitey February 17, 2009 9:37 pm

    garret, what is funny about this situation is that the insurance companies are willing to pay for this type of treatment, but not willing to pay for massage therapy which in plenty case of athletic injuries is way cheaper and has better results. maybe this downturn has finally kicked them in the brains and now they realize that there are many ways to treat injuries or illness without the use of “high cost drugs”.

  144. Da Punchbowl Kid February 17, 2009 9:41 pm

    El Guapo-

    Are you KS Alumni?

  145. Garret February 17, 2009 9:42 pm

    One reason I like Brian Smith being the RB coach and assistant OL coach now is that he could learn under Shaw. If Shaw stays for 2 years before getting a coordinator job somewhere else, maybe that will be all the time Smith needs to learn under him to be ready for the OL job again.

    When JJ wanted to hire an OL coach for UH, he didn’t hire someone who had a ton of experience as an OL coach. He hired someone who was the assistant OL coach for two years with the Chargers (I think Joe Bugel was the OL coach back then). Before the Chargers, Mike Cavanaugh coached at Murray State, Sacred Heart, and Ferris State. Maybe the two years Coach Cav spent as assistant OL coach (a title I expect Brian Smith to have when this shuffling is complete) gave him the proper seasoning and experience.

    The counterpoint to this argument is that I think Smith was a GA or assistant at Oregon State where he learned under Cav. Maybe Smith needs a little longer as an assistant OL coach before taking over that role again.

  146. Garret February 17, 2009 9:46 pm


    I agree with you–massage therapy, acupuncture, and other treatments can be very effective and much cheaper than the latest drugs or surgeries.

    You might also be correct that there might be a rule against taking blood out and put it back in. However, the NCAA doesn’t test for that and I think they haven’t gotten around to trying to write rules about that…they aren’t necessarily up on the latest medical treatments!

  147. SteveM February 17, 2009 9:49 pm

    February 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    bighilofan2: Geez, I said the same thing in #40, and I don’t get any praise? It’s cause iwonderwhytheyhateme sings better, yeah? And he’s got the cooler name.

    *tsigh* Not to mention, I hang out with chawan_cut. Lame and ignored by association …

    Jason — you might have spotted a pattern here. Certainly a mathematical advantage in Karaoke Call attendance count… 😆

  148. kaimiloa February 17, 2009 9:53 pm

    Re: Drug testing in college… When I was at UH in the late 80’s early 90’s we got tested once a year and we had a month’s notice. There was no testing for blood doping and none for steroids. Steroids test could be done with suspicion but certainly wasn’t routine.

    One of the guys got called in a couple of days after the testing. They didn’t find any drugs in his urine, but let him know that he tested positive for being a woman. Apparently, he used his girlfriend’s urine.

  149. al ™ February 17, 2009 9:55 pm

    no worry
    beef curry

    st is alive and well folks.

  150. jm2375 February 17, 2009 9:55 pm

    whitey – blood doping is putting the *red* oxygen-carrying blood cells back in. I think what Garret is talking about is putting the liquid part of the blood back in, along with the platelets which help in clotting.

  151. d1島 February 17, 2009 9:58 pm

    Don’t Stop Believing….
    Journey makes return to the islands….

  152. Garret February 17, 2009 10:09 pm


    Funny story!

  153. Garret February 17, 2009 10:11 pm

    Miami is really looking to get a new starting C and move Samson to guard.

    Baltimore’s Jason Brown has been rumored to be on Miami’s wish list for weeks. But the bidding for Brown might be high once free agency begins Feb. 27. Some folks guess he will get the biggest payday of any center in free agency, including former Pro Bowl players such as Jeff Saturday and Matt Birk.

    So the Dolphins must have a draft fallback position.

    That is where Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs enters the picture. The Dolphins spent much time with him at the Senior Bowl and are expected to talk to him again at the Combine. The fact former Arkansas assistant and now Miami’s QB coach David Lee apparently loves the kid doesn’t hurt, either.

  154. Garret February 17, 2009 10:13 pm

    Another article about Samson’s uncertain situation in Miami. He was a great fit in Cam Cameron’s more wide-open offense, but Miami’s power-running offense wants a bigger center apparently. This article is the first one that specifically states that Miami’s management has discussed trading Samson.

    After the 2007 draft, then-Dolphins general manager Randy Mueller spoke of second-round pick Samson Satele having Pro Bowl potential. But after a postseason analysis, this Dolphins administration has decided it must upgrade at center and has interest in signing Baltimore free agent Jason Brown, according to two people in contact with Miami’s front office.

    The Dolphins want a center bigger than Satele (295 pounds) and one who will create more of a push on running plays.

    The Dolphins are happy with Justin Smiley and like the potential of Donald Thomas at the other guard position. But with both coming off injuries, the Dolphins are expected to add at least one guard through the draft, free agency or both. The Dolphins privately have discussed moving Satele to guard, but it’s also possible he could be traded.

  155. Kekoa February 17, 2009 10:23 pm

    Bolla in HOT water…why am I not surprised…

  156. al ™ February 17, 2009 10:24 pm

    last minute cc

    tsukiji mkt
    ala moana ctr top floor next to romano’s grill/macy’s
    feb. 19, 2009

    lemme know here if you are coming.

  157. koakane± February 17, 2009 10:25 pm

    hey hey tsai-ko’s so one of the coaches finally named. good to hear 50% is happy it’s a line coach while other 50% is well……..
    not to worry spring drill is a few weeks away so everyone can come down to see how he will teach, train, evaluate athletic skills and what he expects of the oline.

    at this time welcome to coach shaw.

    best wishes, safe times to frank and his buddies over there. no worry just be extremely careful guy.

  158. koakane± February 17, 2009 10:26 pm

    al 🙁

  159. roysan16 February 17, 2009 10:27 pm

    My impressions of Chad Owens

    After watching the noon interview I was impressed with how Chad Owens exudes such an alluring magnetism. He speaks very well. And he answered the questions by supporting his answers with a lot of detail, substance and thought without any traces of pigeon.

    Envision a storyteller around a campfire and all the little kids huddling closer as not to miss a word. Chad has this effect.

    He speaks with such conviction, confidence, charisma and captivation.

    First thing I noticed is that when he speaks he addresses both hosts by continuously alternating looking into their eyes.Not once did he use his hands to guide his speech.

    No traces of pompousness or grandiosity. Instead he was very humble. Yet when he speaks and conveys his answers with seriousness and straight to the point.

    When the subject of his recollections of his high school, UH and NFL days he steered the conversation away from himself being in the spotlight. And… instead of being trapped into boasting about personal achievements, like a big return, he turned the conversation on the side of how he showed empathy for the others that have the same dream of going to the UH and beyond. Yet at the same time cautioning others, especially the high schoolers that it’s all about raising their SAT scores and grades. And listening to the coaches. And a lot of exhausting repetitions.

    If it wasn’t a chat or interview, watching how Chad had perfecting speech, answers and decorum one would think they were watching a job interview. Or watching someone auditioning for a job. He was that good, in my opinion… even when he’s just being himself and being laid back.

    Good luck to Chad. He’s a good guy. I like him.

  160. whitey February 17, 2009 10:29 pm

    kekoa, now that you mentioned bolla, had to look at his photo again and he really looks familiar. so am thinking where i seen him before. presto, he is the arse hole newspaper editor in spiderman, so shooting hiself in the foot is no problem. editors name is jameson (spp???)

  161. jm2375 February 17, 2009 10:34 pm

    Kekoa – #155 – da logs is to boil da watah…
    Whitey – #160 – 😆

    al – I will tentatively be there at noonish (Hawn time). got a mtg till noon.

  162. whitey February 17, 2009 10:34 pm

    Garret and the socal gang. this might be of interest to you:

    LOS ANGELES–FEBRUARY 17, 2009– Major Airlines have
    recently cut fares to unprecedented levels for travel
    through April. Many routes from Los Angeles are the lowest
    they have been in 5 years and 50% OFF fares from last winter.

    On top of that, airlines including American, Virgin America
    and United have recently announced sales that reduce prices
    even further. We anticipate fares to climb back up as spring
    approaches, so now is the time to book tickets.

    Some of the best deals we have found (each way):
    – Los Angeles-Seattle … $49
    – Los Angeles-Las Vegas … $49
    – Los Angeles-Denver … $59
    – Los Angeles-Dallas … $67
    – Los Angeles-Pittsburgh … $76
    – Los Angeles-Mexico City … $81 (!)
    – Los Angeles-Washington, D.C. … $91
    – Los Angeles-Raleigh-Durham … $98

    When test-booking these fares the most availability was
    found for travel on Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday flights.

  163. koakane± February 17, 2009 10:38 pm

    whitey post 106 roflmfao: good one

  164. koakane± February 17, 2009 10:41 pm

    oops: so funny no can type so good


  165. Kekoa February 17, 2009 10:43 pm

    Big Hilo ~ What kind of defense can we expect from Bolla, is no longer a question about his basketball team tactics.

    I am sitting on pins and needles right now in anticipation of being able to watch this virus go away. Our Wahine program needs a makeover badly!

  166. whitey February 17, 2009 10:43 pm

    in alaska during the winter, some bears are late to hibernate. this guy had a bear on his roof, so he looked in the phone book for bear remover. sure enough, there is one, so he calls him and the guy says he will be there in 30 minutes. upon arrival, the bear remover brings a ladder, shotgun, and a pit bull. the caller asks the remover what are those equipment for. the remover says he is going to use the ladder to get on top of the roof, then punch and knock the bear off the roof, and when the bear hits the ground, the pit bull will grab him by the balls. the caller says what about the shotgun and the remover says if the bear knocks him off the roof, shoot the dog.

  167. Jason February 17, 2009 10:44 pm

    al: Ooh, I’ve always wanted to go there. I actually have nothing going on from 10:15, so I can make it, but I wouldn’t mind if we started a little earlier, cause I have to leave around 12:50 to get to UH in time for class at 1:30. At the very least, I’d appreciate everyone getting there on time so we can get seated. 😀

  168. al ™ February 17, 2009 10:47 pm

    jason….go ahead a start ahead of us. no problemo.

  169. Kekoa February 17, 2009 10:47 pm

    jm2375 ~ Better tell hubby to start work on another cord of logs, Danke!

  170. whitey February 17, 2009 10:48 pm

    jason, no worry, just go early and tell them al said you could start eating.

  171. whitey February 17, 2009 10:50 pm

    see jason, can read al’s mind. hahahahahaaaaaa

  172. whitey February 17, 2009 10:51 pm

    ok, al, are you coming next week??????????

  173. jm2375 February 17, 2009 10:52 pm

    kekoa – he’s working on it right now. I think I’m gonna go deaf. It’s so loud… 😆 🙄

  174. whitey February 17, 2009 10:52 pm

    if you are, no forget to bring the recipe for the sanbaizuke.

  175. al ™ February 17, 2009 10:53 pm

    whoeeeee whitey….
    i should get over there soon.
    i’ll let you know.
    why do you miss me?

  176. whitey February 17, 2009 10:54 pm

    this is for #175

  177. whitey February 17, 2009 10:56 pm

    not too much, but going to far east in 2 wks for about 10 days. was going ask #2 son, but no like get one roller pin on my head. maybe #1 daughter going be working on that flight.

  178. Jason February 17, 2009 10:57 pm

    Looking at the bus schedule, I’ll probably get there around 11:30. If others want to start early with me, then come on down, I’ll be waiting for everyone.

  179. whitey February 17, 2009 10:59 pm

    putting on gillie suit and sneaking around kekoa, jm, ralph without they noticing, going make it to 200.

  180. whitey February 17, 2009 11:00 pm

    jason, no wait, eat!!!!!!

  181. Jason February 17, 2009 11:00 pm

    whitey: Shh, I’m hoping people will come early if I say I’m going to wait. 😀

  182. whitey February 17, 2009 11:01 pm

    tip toe through the tulips, through the tulips

  183. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:03 pm

    I’m thinkin that if ST has been sleeping all this time, it’s about time for him to wake up…

  184. Jason February 17, 2009 11:06 pm

    That reminds me … So yesterday, I finally got to see my sister and her kids for the first time since Christmas. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to go visit; meanwhile, my Mom visits every week. Anyways, my sister wants to see how much all of the kids weigh now. Then it’s my turn, and I tell her I’m around 150. She looks at me and says, “160.” Stepped on the scale — lo and behold, 148. Granted, it’s not the 135 I used to be, but it’s down. 😀

  185. whitey February 17, 2009 11:08 pm

    Aunty Liz, get moon tonight???

  186. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:09 pm

    😈 scales- enemy of CC’s and KK’s 😈

  187. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:10 pm

    #1 girl said only senior mama’s get that route.

  188. Jason February 17, 2009 11:11 pm

    BTW, I learned a valuable lesson — when buying presents for one kid, buy presents for all. I got my oldest niece presents for her 12th birthday. And then I got my middle niece a present because she was thinking of her cousin, who has a birthday around that time too. But I forgot my youngest niece, she’s two. She don’t know how to give stink eye yet, but she can give one mean cold shoulder. Had to give her her own exclusive box of Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses (my Mom gave me that!) to appease her. I’m sure my sister didn’t appreciate that. 😛

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:11 pm

    whitey, supposed to be 1/2 moon but I no can seeum.

  190. whitey February 17, 2009 11:11 pm

    thought i heard kekoa, but not!!!!!

  191. Cindy (or Cenn) February 17, 2009 11:12 pm

    Liz, LOL! ST, hope you are feeling much better!


  192. jm2375 February 17, 2009 11:12 pm

    liz – shhh. bhf2 needs his beauty sleep and so do da Keaau chickens.

    I see you whitey!!! 😆

  193. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:13 pm

    errr. whitey. ummm.
    you like tiny tim???

  194. whitey February 17, 2009 11:13 pm

    wait maybe that wasn’t kekoa, but that was the moon trying to sneak in over haleakala.

  195. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:14 pm

    Jason- yup. lesson of life. one for all – all for one.
    My kids came in sets of 2. #2 son is older than #3 by 2 years less 3 weeks. That means #3’s birthday comes first. #2 is like- hey- I’m older, why does his birthday always come before mine?
    That lasts about 12 years…

  196. Jason February 17, 2009 11:15 pm

    And a recession is not a good time to be raising a tween/teen girl. The 12 year old just discovered fashion. I mean, she was into clothes before, but now she wants to go shopping for new stuff all the time. Geez, when I was her age, a T-shirt and a pair of denim shorts were good enough for me. Wait a minute …

  197. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:15 pm

    robert mentions tonight that they will hire a special teams coach at week’s end.

  198. whitey February 17, 2009 11:15 pm

    jm, you was lucky the moon when come out, otherwise you no can spock the stealthy fat old me.

  199. Jason February 17, 2009 11:16 pm

    I know I should be going to sleep now, but I don’t really want to. So then I should probably be doing something productive. Nah …

  200. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:16 pm


  201. whitey February 17, 2009 11:17 pm

    sail along silvery moon, gordon mcrae

  202. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:18 pm

    okay whitey
    now you can sleep.

  203. whitey February 17, 2009 11:18 pm

    that sneaky buggah al, he went get the prize.

  204. Kekoa February 17, 2009 11:19 pm

    whitey ~ You read Spidey comic books?…Hmmm, the E-bolla virus is spreading faster then I thought.

  205. whitey February 17, 2009 11:20 pm

    mission accomplished. that was for you ST, hope you are feeling better and tomorrow morning you will be in top shape.

    us old farts need to rest, so goodnight, goodnight, till we meet again.

  206. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:20 pm

    Jason- I try to set a good example for my kids… but sometimes no can. I bought my muumuu and most clothes from Walmart, Costco or Ross.
    When I buy them clothes- sameting.
    When they buy clothes- boutiques. Up to them if they like spend their own birthday or earned money on pricey stuff.
    We all agree that Zappos is good for shoes tho.

  207. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:21 pm

    Kekoa- da e-bolla turning into da boilah, eh?

  208. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:21 pm

    gordon mcrae!?!!!???

  209. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:22 pm

    what was his wife’s name?

  210. homey ℞ February 17, 2009 11:22 pm

    Let’s see, when there is a coaching vacancy, does it say apprentice and you will be given on the job training and in a few years you will become a journeyman? Or does one expect the applicant to step right in and do the job?

    Just thinking out loud before I get ready to go home.

    Goodnight night stalkers.

  211. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:26 pm

    post #149

    you guys don’t believe me huh?
    st’s is fine.
    i spoke with him back then.
    he was out shopping (again).

  212. jm2375 February 17, 2009 11:32 pm

    Liz – I think I got lucky. None of us are shoppers, unlike my sisters and mom. My daughter seems to spend her money on books and earrings. Can’t quibble about that. Right now we have to go look for a dress for her to wear to her auntie’s wedding next month and something to wear on the cruise plus a jacket. She doesn’t like me going shopping with her, but sometimes Mom has to come along cuz she has the credit card… 🙂

  213. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:33 pm


  214. Ralph February 17, 2009 11:34 pm

    homey you patrolling hotel street tonight?

  215. Ralph February 17, 2009 11:35 pm

    now your wifey is up waiting for you to get home by midnight!

  216. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:36 pm

    tks liz

    she sang too didn’t she?

  217. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:37 pm

    jm2375- haha- Mom’s credit card is a powerfully humbling force on the teenage psyche sometimes 😆

    As the kids get older, I spend my $$ on Tsai-ko activities, gadgets and junk for the pets.

  218. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:41 pm

    They had a daughter, Meredith, I believe.

  219. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:41 pm

    sheila mcrae was the second alice kramden!
    and she is meredith mcrae’s mommy!!!

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:43 pm
    Was Alice Kramden for awhile!
    Divorced from Gordon and remarried.

  221. Kekoa February 17, 2009 11:47 pm

    Al – Did Alice Kramden ever make it to da Moon as promised by Ralph Kramden?

  222. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:48 pm

    ralph kramden, a man’s man.

  223. jm2375 February 17, 2009 11:52 pm

    tu tu tree!!

    Nite nite Tsai-kos!! Hasta manana.

  224. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:52 pm

    “one of these days alice”

  225. al ™ February 17, 2009 11:54 pm

    tu tu tree?

  226. Kekoa February 17, 2009 11:55 pm

    One very serious request before turning in for the night. Would everyone please read Jason’s very powerful email message and respond in kind?

    I envision this young man’s endeavor in participating in a great community service as something that defines his true character.

    Jason, your (real) mom and your (stage) mother must both be beaming with pride with what you are doing.

    I thank you for stepping up to help the Tsaiko Ohana. This will be an excellent way for us to honor our people every year, and help find a cure for cancer at the same time.

  227. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 17, 2009 11:56 pm

    nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  228. Kekoa February 18, 2009 12:12 am

    Attention Shoppers:

    I have an invitation pass to a special pre-Grand Opening sneak preview at the COSTCO store in Kapolei. Tsaikettes interested in slipping in the night before they officially open the stores can let me know at the Tsaiko CC luncheon on Thursday. The peek-a-boo event will be happening between 6 PM – 8 PM that same nite.

    How much you like bet Gigi goin’ be dere? She shops exclusively at the big C.

    I had tickets to the TARGET store preview as well, but the shopoholics who know where I live have raided my stash!

  229. koakane± February 18, 2009 12:58 am

    have a nice time at the cc on thursday. heard dat place is to die for so enjoy.

    plenty bball comming up this weekend whoootahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    small curzing the blog and looks like everyone playing nicely so heading to bed.

    nite all

  230. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 2:40 am

    hiya Tsaikos again.

    i wondah wat he did dat got him from da bolla to da boila? da longer dis goes on, the more wild da conjecture.

  231. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 2:52 am

    read dat Univ SouthDakota started advertising for a asst Dcoach 11 days ago. hmmmm…. lessee… 2+2=…. musubi coach knew where he wanted to go on our O hire.

    so if i give somebody credit and Jason gets all huhuhu, how am i sappoze to feel? bewildered? betrayed? stuck inna BirdCage? 😛
    you wuddn’t no, not old enough Jason…. plus, 148 is lite 😆

  232. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 2:59 am

    I hope ST no ask me fo b chat guest. dont wanna roysan16
    get all huhu ova my grandiosity, pigeon an pumpasity 😀
    wat i lack in speakin i makeup fo in da intense eyes, roysan. 😆
    an da perfek speakin kicks in wen da mood is in da sky 😆 😆
    or da dime gotta go on da line 😀 😛

    I stay waitin fo Ralph come join me Comedy Central. 😆

  233. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 3:17 am

    we have how many QBs on scholarship? thats alot of skill sitting on the sidelines. howz about using half as DBs? still leaves at least 4 for Rolovich to work with. a problem i see for Rolo is he is spread thin, trying to evaluate, teach so many QBs. imo he’s got to evaluate his talent right away and make his moves right away too.

  234. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 3:20 am

    Las Vegas,
    you back here yet? welcome welcome. sorry i’m gonna miss you this weekend. no can help.

  235. bighilofan2 February 18, 2009 3:29 am

    back in a few.

    esme exme wooooshhhh

  236. wafan February 18, 2009 3:58 am

    A fine morning to everyone!

  237. jm2375 February 18, 2009 6:00 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!!

    *banging the gong loudly* It’s time to wake up and get to work!! Huuui! Get da makapiapia outta your eyez!

    We gotta stoke dat big fire we using fo get rid da e-bolla virus. After dat, we goin let it die down enuf fo sum grilling of sum fine meats. hehehehe 🙂

    Am I making enough noise?

  238. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 18, 2009 6:17 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    What is all that noise????

  239. roysan16 February 18, 2009 6:28 am

    This site gives all the inside scoops, coaching changes-NCAA, NFL

    Hawaii: We hear Gordie Shaw is leaving South Dakota to join the Hawaii staff as offensive line coach. Our sources tell us South Dakota will promote quarterbacks coach Wesley Beschorner to offensive coordinator.

  240. roysan16 February 18, 2009 6:40 am

    Feb. 3 entry at scoops

    Boise State: Linebackers coach Viliami Tuivai will now serve as director of football operations. Director of football operations Keith Bhonapha will now serve as running backs coach.

    What do you see here aside from a former UH player on the staff?

    Recognize how Boise is shifting VT to director of football operations (similar to what TT does for UH-smart buggahs boise)

  241. whitey February 18, 2009 6:49 am

    good moning tsaikos. i heard you jm, plus liz’s chickens were up in full force.

  242. whitey February 18, 2009 6:53 am

    and now the suspense begins as to who will be the 2nd asst coach to be hired. that was a huge pool of applicants that coach mc had to work with and it shows that a lot of coaches do pay attention to warrior fb. i think that the next coach will have special team as one of his duties along with coaching the receivers.

  243. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 18, 2009 7:00 am

    HE reports:
    The University of Hawai’i’s investigation of women’s basketball head coach Jim Bolla apparently centers on whether he kicked at a player earlier this season as alleged.

  244. Hoohiki February 18, 2009 7:04 am

    Last year the Quarterback Club chose Colt Brennan for Sportsperson of the year. This year, Manti Teo was chosen. I think Manti is a great kid but his future is still starting. Whereas, Bryan Clay who was passed over (he did win some other award), won the Gold in the Olympics game, for goodness sakes.
    Is it just me who thinks winning the gold in the olympics in the decathlon is a
    bigger thing than winning the Butkus Award and the State championship.
    I think they got it wrong this year. They should’ve waited to give the award to Teo until he won a superbowl ring.

  245. Kekoa (iPhone) February 18, 2009 7:10 am


    “Gong banging is strickly prohibited on da ceded lands of Kaope’a. Violaters will become a permanent part of the landscape”

    In odda wurds jm2375, No Ack Up ovah hea, or us guys goin’ Ka-Lang your Gong!

    Oh…’scuse yeah…Good Morning Tsaiko Villagers!

  246. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 18, 2009 7:16 am

    Hoohiki- I agree. Bryan Clay is arguably the most accomplished athlete from Hawaii today.

  247. Garret February 18, 2009 8:00 am

    Joe Theismann says that Tebow needs to take snaps under center this season or he’ll struggle in the NFL. So, Tebow from the national championship team is just a “system QB” to Theismann and Theisman predicts he won’t succeed in the NFL.

    “To have any kind of success at the professional level, I think it’s important for the young, college kids to work under center,” said Theismann, a former Washington Redskins standout who received the Davey O’Brien Legends Award during a Monday ceremony at The Fort Worth Club. “To hand off [from] under center. To run play-action.”

    Direct snaps are rare in most spread offenses, including the one run by Florida, the reigning national champion. Although Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has won two national titles and a Heisman Trophy in three seasons, Theismann predicted Tebow “is going to struggle” as an NFL player unless he sharpens some more conventional skills during his senior season. His advice to Tebow?

    “Go to a camp where you learn how to work under the center. You’re going to be a professional football player. Learn to be one,” Theismann said.

  248. Garret February 18, 2009 8:01 am

    He also says that the QBs from Texas Tech and Missouri will be drafted late because they also get the “system QB” label. I guess Colt has good company…

    In a similar vein, Theismann is not convinced that one of this year’s O’Brien finalists — Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell — will hear his name called on the first day of the 2009 NFL Draft.

    “He’ll probably wind up with Chase Daniel,” Theismann said, referring to Missouri’s spread offense catalyst from Southlake Carroll. “They’ll wind up down a little bit [in the draft] because they don’t have the background.”

  249. jm2375 February 18, 2009 8:03 am

    Kekoa – so, can I bang da drums instead? 😆 stay more culturally appropriate. hehehehe

  250. protector February 18, 2009 4:51 pm

    I like Joe Theismann & even remember him playing in the Hula Bowl here with Jim Plunkett, Rex Kern (on his team) & if I remember right it was Archie Manning & Chuck Hixson(?) on the other team. In this case I think it’s ridiculous to say they “don’t have the background” and that they’ll have a difficult time. I don’t think Colt Brennan is having all that difficult a time in terms of adjusting. It’s unfortunate that Flacco & Ryan both had opportunities drop in their lap, & Colt wasn’t that fortunate. He’s better than both. Let’s hope he has a real shot
    at PT. Or better yet, if the Chicago Bears or New York Jets come a-knocking!!

  251. F4808 March 6, 2009 6:51 am

    Coach Smith was God-sent in comparisson to Coach Mcknight. His style was a lot more respected. OL has many natural abilities. We hope Shaw will teach and coach what it takes to explode this year’s OL natural abilities.
    Coach smith is a refreshing addition. Mac is also reflecting on his coaches and should align their abilities to focus on strengths….

    SD came a long way in a very short time with coach shaw….so good luck to UH OL ! to bring on the power and pride of Hi again….

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