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.
wow, smith reassigned.
Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!!!
Random non-football question. Is Afatia Thompson part of the group Nesian 9?(they opened for Boys II Men)
Mr. Tsai . . .
Shaw was hired to be the UH’s offensive line?
He must be really, really, really good.
Congratulations and Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Gordie Shaw!!
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??
just what the doctor ordered…
Do I make top ten?
OK, new coach and what about the other opening?
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.
at his last coaching assignment, wasn’t he the OC also? is that going to be ‘tweaked’ also this coming season?
Welcome Coach Shaw!!
I’m sure South Dakota must’ve run some plays out of the spread formation.
is Stutz in or out?
South Dakota is huge, they had to have run some spread plays 😉
Bulla – Did that comment just go whoosh for some peeps?
Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!
Pardon my rudeness…WELCOME COACH SHAW!
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.
Welcome Coach Shaw.
I heard you Bulla…inquiring minds want to know 🙄
744 total plays
460 rushing (62%)
284 passing (38%)
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’…….
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!!
coached OG & C at Minn when Maroney was ripping it up….in the Big 10
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.
stutz should be IN right? UH did not advertise for a full time defensive coach. it was a GA position for the defense.
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.
Welcome to the Warriors, Coach Shaw!
Great ananlysisisis once again, Pride.
Beer prices down 10% at Murakami Stadium this season!
….be careful though, all the seats are the same color now so easy to get lost!
Is there any prior history between Coach Mac and Coach Shaw? Does Mac know him on a personal level?
Did Stephen go to the Doctors yet?
Looks like they both have the same first name 😉
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….
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.
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.
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.
Blah blah blah
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.
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.)?
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.
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.
Should have added that Pride’s comments are right-on!
We “ran” to the mainland to get coach Brian Smith. Of course we forget that he was a four-year UH football player.
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?
Anyone know Shaw’s history of moving schools? I trust Mack’s decisions just looking to get to know Coach Shaw better.
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….
Son – Ikaika (27)
14 years at Minnesota.
let go by new guy
1 yr at So. Dakota
I would rather the O-line position go to someone like Pride. Spilled milk.
Just waiting for the regime change at this point.
Wenatchee. Best apples in the country! Yum.
Some of those farm boys are pretty big!!!
Like Ieyasu, I am very patient.
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.
Anyone having a problem trying to watch the replay of today’s WaT Show?
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?
Time for bed!
Three long days until the weekend.
Off to work. See you guys later!
Thanks Jason, my bad! I mixed up the candidates there…..
Nevermind, Shaw has no ties what-so-ever……lol
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.
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?
okay, my badder manners..
hiya Tsaikos everywhere! 😀
Welcome to Coach Shaw to the Warrior Ohana!
How’s it going Bighilofan2.
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. 😀
an i’m talking to you DPK 😆
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!
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!
it ain’t got nuttin to do wit UH.
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!!!
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.
i hope every thing is well with ST because I just noticed the blog entry was submitted by curtis
moon: Whoa, didn’t even notice that. I too hope everything is well with Stephen.
Didn’t notice that too…
ST hope all is well with you!
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….
How is Mrs. Momo..
Evening Tsaikos. Don’t know if ST is under the weather, but if you are, my best to a speedy get well.
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!
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.
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
To my wife…LOVE YOU SWEETHEART…ALOHAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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.
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.
Frank25, thank you for serving our country and i bow my head to you in appreciation and admiration.
Frank25.great to see you here.. Take care!
and thank you for all you and your buddies are doing!
Howzit bhf2! cutie?! Yikes!
Yo fren Clem is da Malani version?
Thank you for what you and your buddies are doing!
come back with a good suntan Frankie, go Raider Nation!
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.
whitey- that would be true if ST was on Kauai! 😆
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!
col A House. looks like your mission is to check the neighbor to see if he is ok and report back to us.
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.
Clem Malani would have been a teammate of Pride. Not sure but his father might also be named Clem.
I didn’t notice that Curtis posted this blog topic instead of ST until moon pointed it out! I hope that ST is okay…
your ohana is fine, just fine. 😀
see you in Vegas at da Tailgate!
we’ll swap sand box stories. 😀
hiya Whitey, JaM,
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.
has coach Mac made any comment regarding his new OL coach….
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.
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!
Clem Reyes. friend from the channel. we did 7 together. grandson is Daniel Iopa, the Keaau kid I think will play D1.
I thought that some people would find this interesting…it is total speculation of course.
Thank you for posting that note from UH’s website! When I checked earlier nothing was there.
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.
No problem. If there’s anything else you need from UHAD….
Frank25: It’s good to hear from you! Stay safe, and God bless.
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…
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.
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???
It’s really nice to hear from you!
It’ll be great to have all you guys back for next season.
Take care 🙂
Platelet rich plasma? Sounds scary (thinking heart attack or stroke).
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.
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.
howzit Frank – no worry, we all keeping an eye on Rob and your family. Take care of yourself and come home safely
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.
even though we lost sat, we had these 2 nice dunks courtesy rod and brandon…
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.
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.
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.
can RF is hopeless haha. someone please show him how to shoot free throws.
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!
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.
Garret, re: plasma therapy. Isn’t that the same thing Lassie Viren was doing in the Olympics back in the 70’s?
Overcooking a Pop-Tart in a toaster resulted in a fire at this Michigan home.
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.
Free play links pau.
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.
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.
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.
you have a way with words at 120.
my sentiments exactly. i like win win win.
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.
Garret- have a nice time with the family- Momo and Mrs Momo- happy Las Vegas 😆
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.
no wonder the players and coaches respect Coach.
nite nite gang.
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.
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 … 😀
Momo, Mrs. Momo and Garret..
Enjoy your trip! Won’t be doing any traveling until the summer.
Welcome to Coach Shaw!
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”.
Are you KS Alumni?
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.
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!
Jason — you might have spotted a pattern here. Certainly a mathematical advantage in Karaoke Call attendance count… 😆
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.
st is alive and well folks.
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.
Don’t Stop Believing….
Journey makes return to the islands….
Miami is really looking to get a new starting C and move Samson to guard.
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.
Bolla in HOT water…why am I not surprised…
last minute cc
ala moana ctr top floor next to romano’s grill/macy’s
feb. 19, 2009
lemme know here if you are coming.
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.
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.
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???)
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.
Garret and the socal gang. this might be of interest to you:
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whitey post 106 roflmfao: good one
oops: so funny no can type so good
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!
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.
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. 😀
jason….go ahead a start ahead of us. no problemo.
jm2375 ~ Better tell hubby to start work on another cord of logs, Danke!
jason, no worry, just go early and tell them al said you could start eating.
see jason, can read al’s mind. hahahahahaaaaaa
ok, al, are you coming next week??????????
kekoa – he’s working on it right now. I think I’m gonna go deaf. It’s so loud… 😆 🙄
if you are, no forget to bring the recipe for the sanbaizuke.
i should get over there soon.
i’ll let you know.
why do you miss me?
this is for #175
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.
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.
putting on gillie suit and sneaking around kekoa, jm, ralph without they noticing, going make it to 200.
jason, no wait, eat!!!!!!
whitey: Shh, I’m hoping people will come early if I say I’m going to wait. 😀
tip toe through the tulips, through the tulips
I’m thinkin that if ST has been sleeping all this time, it’s about time for him to wake up…
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. 😀
Aunty Liz, get moon tonight???
😈 scales- enemy of CC’s and KK’s 😈
#1 girl said only senior mama’s get that route.
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. 😛
whitey, supposed to be 1/2 moon but I no can seeum.
thought i heard kekoa, but not!!!!!
Liz, LOL! ST, hope you are feeling much better!
liz – shhh. bhf2 needs his beauty sleep and so do da Keaau chickens.
I see you whitey!!! 😆
errr. whitey. ummm.
you like tiny tim???
wait maybe that wasn’t kekoa, but that was the moon trying to sneak in over haleakala.
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…
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 …
robert mentions tonight that they will hire a special teams coach at week’s end.
jm, you was lucky the moon when come out, otherwise you no can spock the stealthy fat old me.
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 …
sail along silvery moon, gordon mcrae
now you can sleep.
that sneaky buggah al, he went get the prize.
whitey ~ You read Spidey comic books?…Hmmm, the E-bolla virus is spreading faster then I thought.
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.
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.
Kekoa- da e-bolla turning into da boilah, eh?
what was his wife’s name?
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.
you guys don’t believe me huh?
st’s is fine.
i spoke with him back then.
he was out shopping (again).
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… 🙂
homey you patrolling hotel street tonight?
now your wifey is up waiting for you to get home by midnight!
she sang too didn’t she?
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.
They had a daughter, Meredith, I believe.
sheila mcrae was the second alice kramden!
and she is meredith mcrae’s mommy!!!
Was Alice Kramden for awhile!
Divorced from Gordon and remarried.
Al – Did Alice Kramden ever make it to da Moon as promised by Ralph Kramden?
ralph kramden, a man’s man.
tu tu tree!!
Nite nite Tsai-kos!! Hasta manana.
“one of these days alice”
tu tu tree?
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.
nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!
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!
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.
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.
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 😆
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. 😆
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.
you back here yet? welcome welcome. sorry i’m gonna miss you this weekend. no can help.
back in a few.
esme exme wooooshhhh
A fine morning to everyone!
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?
What is all that noise????
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.
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)
good moning tsaikos. i heard you jm, plus liz’s chickens were up in full force.
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.
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.
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.
“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!
Hoohiki- I agree. Bryan Clay is arguably the most accomplished athlete from Hawaii today.
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.
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…
Kekoa – so, can I bang da drums instead? 😆 stay more culturally appropriate. hehehehe
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!!
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….