RainboWarrior, Hawaiian Bod win


Our good friend, the gorgeous Avis Yasumura, has selected RainboWarrior as winner of two tickets to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Hawaiian Bod wins the T-shirt.

Please e-mail me at sstsai@hawaii.edu to claim your prizes.

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Congrats to center John Estes for being invited to the East-West Shrine Game and the NFL combine. Estes hopes to land an invitation to the Senior Bowl, too. By the way, when did the East-West Game move to Orlando?

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Word on the street is there are up to six agents  interested in representing Blaze Soares, who currently projects as high as a fourth-round pick. Soares is capable of bench pressing 455 pounds. Coming out of high school, Soares was as fast as a safety. But that was 20 pounds ago. He needs to run impressive  40 and shuttle times at the combine and Pro Day.

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Rocky Savaiigaea has a strong case for a sixth year. As a freshman in 2005, he suffered a torn ligament in his ankle in the season opener against USC. That indicates that 1) by playing, he was not going to redshirt that season, and 2) by not playing the rest of the year, that was a season-ending injury. He was limited to one game last year because of a tear in his left triceps that required surgery. That’s two years sabotaged by injury — the minimum needed to qualify. Sounds like a slam dunk, right? Savaiigaea  and Brashton Satele, who also has a slam-dunk case, will train in Arizona. They also are enrolled at UH in the spring semester, just in case. Sometimes even NBA players miss dunks.

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In his final two college seasons (he was injured as a sophomore and had only marginal statistics that year), Player A completed 406 of 627 passes for 5,298 yards and 41 touchdowns. His team’s record was 20-4 during those two years.

In his final two college seasons, Player B completed 765 of 1,069 passes for 9,892 yards and 96 touchdowns. His team’s record was 23-4 during those two years.

Player A is Troy Aikman, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last year. Player B is Colt Brennan. Does Colt deserve to be inducted when he becomes eligible in a few years?

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From Island Sports magazine:

Here is a photo from our awards banquet at Kani Ka Pilla Grille at Outrigger Reef on the Beach.  The winners were Annett Wichmann and V.J. Fehoko.

Attached is a photos and caption info below. Photo by Brad Visitation

December 7, 2009, Island Sports Media Athlete of the Year Awards (L to R) Saydee Pojas of GameFace808, Kona Schwenke, Andrew Manley, Annett Wichmann (Winner), V.J. Fehoko (Winner), and Miss Hawaii Raeceen Woolford.



  1. Garret December 8, 2009 6:41 am

    Who is the guest on the show on Wednesday?

  2. Garret December 8, 2009 6:43 am

    John Estes deserves a spot in the Senior Bowl. That is the most important All-Star game for draft prospects, so I hope he gets invited there.

  3. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 6:43 am

    Okay Pomai, for you 😀

    June would throw.

  4. Garret December 8, 2009 6:44 am

    I wish that Blaze would be back another year, but since he’s going to the NFL he will hopefully run a good 40 time and have good all-around days at the Combine and UH’s Pro Day…it will literally mean millions for him if he does really well.

  5. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 6:47 am

    Blaze would want to stay, but the appeal would take too long, and he hasn’t been told (by UH) he has a strong enough case. Plus, he is expected to graduate Dec. 19.

  6. Buffoman December 8, 2009 6:50 am

    Top 10, yeah!

  7. Stretch December 8, 2009 6:53 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations to Estes for the invites. It’s an important first step to the NFL. I hope he gets to play in the Senior Bowl. Have invitations gone out yet??

  8. Garret December 8, 2009 6:57 am


    Blaze is making the correct decision for himself, for all the reasons you mention in #5…I just wish I could see him play another season for the Warriors. He was such a dynamic player to watch, especially in 2007 and 2009.

  9. Maverick December 8, 2009 6:58 am

    Blaze in the NFL!!!!

    or take 2nd place for New Zealands All Blacks!

    What team does Leonard Peters play for? is it the Americans all sevens?

  10. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 7:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    thanks for the link to Dan Fleischman. Now is a good time for him to come. shows me coaches are working. Very good! Very good.

    I never take the HA poll. Neva like do dat. just like Go Warriors.

    i stay cringing from da witdrawalz. and now i gotta go cheyah ladies. 😀

  11. rage777 December 8, 2009 7:01 am

    Since Blaze will be turning pro, I wish him the best of luck. Please Blaze, just be safe and don’t get hurt. Do a lot (I mean a lot) of stretching before working out. We all know you like to go out and give 200%, but sometimes you need to know when to tone it down.

  12. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 7:03 am

    i wonda how many big palookaz gonna come visit? I hope a coach goes and visits his parents. let em know we are passionate football fans. mostly, get our name right. Not Rainbows. Warriors!

  13. Kekoa (iPhone) December 8, 2009 7:03 am

    Good morning Tsaiko peeps! As everyone knows, “June would throw.”

  14. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 7:04 am

    Have a nice day Tsaikos.

    esme woooshhhh >>>>

  15. RainboWarrior December 8, 2009 7:05 am

    June would throw.

    Too bad we won’t be throwing with him but it was a tough season.

  16. djmitcho December 8, 2009 7:10 am

    Leonard Peters plays for the US sevens team.

  17. Kekoa (iPhone) December 8, 2009 7:14 am

    Curveball ~ My choice for your newest team member’s name should fit right into the menu of pitches you current have.

    After you’ve thrown your Curveball and a Slider…the next pitch should be a Fastball high and tight!

    So that’s my choice for her…Fastball.

  18. Kekoa (iPhone) December 8, 2009 7:15 am


  19. oldie December 8, 2009 7:26 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    I would love to see Blaze another year but he needs to do what’s best for himself.

  20. chopsueyboy December 8, 2009 7:29 am

    top 20

  21. chopsueyboy December 8, 2009 7:30 am

    Whew! Made it…Good Morning Tsaikos!
    It’s a beautiful morning at Ala Moana.

  22. chopsueyboy December 8, 2009 7:31 am

    “June would throw.”

  23. Pomai December 8, 2009 7:34 am

    OH Yeah

    “June would throw.”

  24. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 7:37 am

    “June would throw.”

    —-Morning all!—

    “June would throw.”

  25. chawan_cut December 8, 2009 7:38 am

    i wonder how early the video crew had to leave to get out and beat the traffic to the north shore?

  26. Southbay December 8, 2009 7:39 am

    Is it true you have to be out for 2 years for medical reasons to get a medical redshirt? I thought it was only one year.

  27. Pomai December 8, 2009 7:39 am

    Kekoa wrong call, I saw the signal it was for a Sinker, low and away for a call strike three.

    My choice for her ——– Sinker

  28. Pomai December 8, 2009 7:48 am

    But then again we could use the pitch made famous by the best ever relief pitcher, legendary Elroy Face —— Forkball

  29. Aji-nomo-toe December 8, 2009 7:50 am

    “June would throw.”
    But they also ran a lot 19 TD rushing to 20 TD passing. JJ going balance attack now? Like JJ said ‘it would have been more exciting if we were playing against Hawaii’.

    As Stephen mention yesterday, I knew we lost the game when few minutes before game against Wyoming, “You can’t be hugging and crying with grandma, and then go out five minutes later and be ready to play a football game.”
    That’s exactly what happen to Navy a week before when players fully dressed in officers uniform got emotional at Arizona Memorial before the game.
    These emotion takes a lot away from the game.
    The coaches and the planners took away the final game from Senior moment.
    I must say there were way too many field passes issued on last game.
    No family should be on the field before or after the game until after the Senior walk-run thru the Aloha Stadium let them have their moment.

  30. Slugger December 8, 2009 7:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    June would throw.

    Spotting Barry M. behind Malika D. reporting on KFVE’s coverage of the Eddie Aikau.

  31. Glenn December 8, 2009 7:59 am

    “June would throw”

    Good luck to Blaze and our other NFL hopefuls.

  32. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:00 am

    Still at a lost for words. Wanted to see a good fight for the last game of the year, but was not meant to be. Regardless of the size of the opponent, a spirited and “take everyone down with you” effort would have been noticeable, but it wasn’t there in the last game.

    Kekoa was right, I had about two hours of sleep the night before the game and almost threw up about 30 minutes before kickoff. It’s my own fault for putting myself through this.

    Went home at the beginning of the 4th as the lack of sleep and a pounding headache got to be too much. Also, what didn’t help my temper was that things were getting out of hand in our section as when UH fans left at halftime or late into the 3rd, Wisconsin fans kept coming down to the empty seats around us and were begging to be SMACKED by those in green already ticked off. Not to mention some of my other friends came down from their lodge sideline seats to sit in the vacated seats next to us (which were empty all game long) only to be yelled at by some guy 5 seats down saying how he has the entire row…. Right… The ENTIRE row including my 5 season seats :roll:, and then some of da wahines in my group weren’t feeling too well all night, so they had to go home early. All that combined created a perfect combination of a horrible Saturday night. Went straight to bed after around a quarter to 11 that night, but I was at the basketball game last night, ran into LizK and Chawan. Didn’t go to the Alex Waterhouse dinner last night, had to choose between the 100th Anniversary dinner or the end of the year banquet and I chose the 100th one instead for nostalgia’s sake, in retrospect, I probably would have had a better time at last night’s event.

    Another fine year of tailgating has come to a conclusion and it’s all thanks to the efforts of BG, Koakane, Homey, (J)James, Kekoa, cutmen-supreme HiFlyer and Ralph, and many more. This was our 3rd year doing this and the intensity and the kanak attack has not wavered one bit!

    A special mahalo to LizK, for providing some spiritual guidance during the prayers we’ve had over the season and to SailorBlue, who was such a great sport following the Navy game.

    Gotta say, ST and BG were right. Following the Navy win, I had a hard time enjoying it because of the task at hand with Wisconsin. The reality and the belief was coming to life in that we needed only one more game and it physically made me a wreck all day long. I never felt that nervous even before the Sugar Bowl.

    Still yet, I laugh when I think about it because I don’t think I can enjoy UH sports in any other way. There is a passage in the bible somewhere, whether it’s in the old or new testament I am not sure, but it goes something like: “if you are lukewarm, I will spit you out, it’s far better to be cold or hot… I agree. 😎

    I’m never going to forget the effort placed forth by our Warriors, especially seniors like RJ, Blaze, Rocky, Estes, and LWJ down the stretch to make Saturday’s game actually mean something though. I’ll never forget the loss of Greg Alexander and what it meant, but I’ll appreciate and enjoy what Bryant Moniz gave us down the stretch. Kudos are in order for the offensive line. Sacks yielded this season was significantly less than last year by about 20 or so. We’ve seen the greatness that is Greg Salas and all he brings, I hope his leg is ok after what seemed like a cramp or a strain in the 3rd quarter of the Wisconsin game. Mahalos to Kealoha Pilares for stepping in and sacrificing some potential highlight moments by playing his role at a new position! Hopefully Rodney Bradley will be 808% by the summer. Nice to see what LWJ was capable of towards the end and promising to see what Green and Dimude can do for us next season. Soares, my QB CRIPPLER, OUR QB KILLER!!! When it mattered, you floored the opposition, mahalo braddah!!! It must be in the blood because RJ played with pretty much one hand and was always out to hurt somebody. His drive and work ethic down the stretch reminds me of what David Veikune gave us in his senior year. Inoke Funaki gave his all in the capacity in which he was assigned. Great individual effort on his part late into the Wisconsin game to chase down the kick returner for minimal gain. Without Funaki in 2008 to hold the fort down, we would have not made it out of that Fresno State game with a win and would not have been bowl eligible. Alex Dunnachie, we know you are talented. I don’t need a stopwatch to think otherwise.

    One season ends and more continuing with more to start!!! Will the Wahine get to the Final Four??? Will the Rainbow Wahine b-ballers prove the voters in the WAC wrong??? Will the Bows get Nash 18 wins??? Is Jonas Umlauft the real deal??? Who’s gonna step up to bat for the Wahine softballers this season? What does the pitching game look like for the Bows in 2010???

    Oh my, the UH athletic season is FAR from done!!! :mrgreen:

  33. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:03 am

    Gonna try and transcribe the Coach Mack show live as it happens tonight.

    Tonight, the focus is on the future of recruiting and the returners for 2010.

  34. d1島 December 8, 2009 8:04 am

    Eddie would go!

    Da Eddie is a go!

    No like watch June throw!

  35. Stretch December 8, 2009 8:10 am


    Link for live video of the Eddie

  36. Pomai December 8, 2009 8:13 am

    Glad your getting back to form Kazz….. Win lose or draw da Warriors are the best.

  37. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:14 am

    Also, a belated ‘MAHALO” to “Baton Girl” Shannon Dresser.

    For almost two seasons since 05 me and my friends never knew her name, but we had fun cheering her on in blowout games against Utah State and LaTech back then when she warmed up for halftime.

    Let’s see someone try to fill her shoes!!! 😯

    End of an era indeed… 🙁

  38. d1島 December 8, 2009 8:15 am


    Mahalo to you and BG for setting up the TsaikoGates these past three seasons. You guys are the best! 🙂


  39. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:16 am


    Agree. Da Eddie is a go and it’s not in my interest as a UH fan to watch June tell his new boys to throw.

    Nevada is gonna run rough-shot all over them.

    NEVADA 48
    SMU 28

    Nevada’s pass D is still bad.

  40. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:20 am


    I slept like a rock all day on Sunday, practically had to set my alarm just so I can wake up to go to the basketball game, then went to bed at 8 that night and then fell asleep at 7:30 last night.

    Sleep does catch up to you when you don’t get it.

  41. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 8, 2009 8:22 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    “June would throw.”

    Yes indeedy!
    Now I have to get an SMU supporter shirt somewhere…

    Prayers for W-Doc and LTUHF.

    Have a GREAT DAY, KA KOU!


  42. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 8, 2009 8:28 am


    With a big brother like Slider…
    definitely Fastball!

    Now I gotta pick out a quilt pattern and a name for my new grandson who is due in mid April. 😆

  43. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 8, 2009 8:28 am

    “June would throw.”

  44. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:28 am

    Just catching up on the bowl conversations…

    BSU vs TCU in the Fiesta? BSU must be happy just to be allowed in and TCU must be ticked off!!!!

    What a COWARDLY thing, but SMART thing for the BCS to do. On one hand they don’t risk TCU AND BSU defeating your usual round of “top” suspects in one post season bowl year and on the other, when and if the same nightmare-ish scenario for the BCS happens again in the future they can try to leave one undefeated non-BCS team out and defend themselves by referring back to 2009-2010 when they allowed more than one to get in.

    Smart move on the BCS’ part. Criminal match up though.


    TCU 35
    BSU 31

  45. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 8:29 am

    I also thought it was only one year. (Lui Fuga)
    UH claims it is it two.
    If I were the compliance person, I would be like a jailhouse lawyer. Just keep filing appeal after appeal. And I’d also be like a DA. I would tell doctors, trainers: Give me all of the player’s medical records. I know how difficult it is for college students to gather things. I’d do it for them. They can thank me later.

  46. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 8:31 am

    If I were Cincinnati, I would be screaming for a playoff.
    And if I were a geography major, I would be wondering why Cincinnati is in the Big East.
    And if I actually could spell, I’d wonder why Cincinnati isn’t spelled with two Ts

  47. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:32 am

    ***RUMOR ONLY***

    Heard that the decision-makers are making some stipulations to Vili’s working agreement with UH football that if he is to return next season, he is to cease some of his usual antics like he cannot be on the field itself or doing that thing where he gets sections to compete against each other for noise volume. Apparently he’s contemplating this.

    To me, and to many, just don’t do that when we’re on offense. I like Vili, some don’t, but I too do not participate in that cheer thing when we’re on offense and just cringe at the thousands that do.

  48. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 8:35 am

    From the view, it appears The Advertiser has the equivalent of North end zone seats.

  49. kailuaboys December 8, 2009 8:35 am

    “June would throw.”

  50. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 8:36 am

    It was JJ who first hired Vili. I wonder if he’ll contract him for the Hawaii Bowl.

  51. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 8:41 am

    I can’t find anything online stipulating two years. I did find an article that stipulates that the NCAA quietly adopted a new rule allowing a player up to 30% of the team’s scheduled games in the season s/he is injured instead of the old 20% rule. That would be 4 games in a 13 game season.. So wouldn’t Greg Alexander qualify?

  52. Stretch December 8, 2009 8:44 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    December 8th, 2009 at 8:36 am
    It was JJ who first hired Vili. I wonder if he’ll contract him for the Hawaii Bowl.

    what’s he going to be?? Vili the Cowboy?? YEEE HAAAAAWWWWW

  53. Dusting December 8, 2009 8:46 am

    “June would throw.”

  54. Slugger December 8, 2009 8:55 am

    Eh! June would throw.

    Congrats to John Estes in being invited to the East-West game!

  55. Stretch December 8, 2009 8:55 am

    I was having a conversation with someone, who ST thinks is my “twin”, trying to figure out WHY the students don’t come out for the football games. When I was in school, the student section was packed with students going nuts. This past Friday night at the High School game, the crowd was crazy. I hope the students can come back and support the team.

    My thought is that Aloha Stadium doesn’t allow bags into the stadium. I had a cooler bag and would bring in 12 beers. I’ve seen people bring in a plastic shopping bag full of beer and ice. Now, with no bags allowed, the students can’t bring in beer. Most are not 21 so can’t buy beer. If they are 21 or older, the beer is expensive so can’t afford it. It is better for them to stay home to watch on PPV. Then I thought about the Pac-10 schools, they don’t allow alcohol sales but they have a full student section.

    What are your thoughts?? How can we get the students back?? Should UH do a survey to find out what would make them come out?? Make them pay athletic fees part of their tuition which allows free admission to the games??

  56. al December 8, 2009 8:57 am

    i know some people don’t like recruiting news, so if that is you ignore my off topics thoughts…

    typically, we had big time recruits attend the last game and team banquet. by monday we would have some recruits verbal their commitment.

    i wonder if the badger bashing on saturday convinced some to go another way.

    two blue chip local boys have allegedly gave their pledge to a mainland school. hatchie and lagafuaina both to the huskies. although the latter will still visit manoa this weekend.

  57. al December 8, 2009 9:00 am

    yes, a verbal commitment is not binding and we should be reaffirming our commitments about now. the verbal commitment is like giving a girl a promise ring and then she walks off with the neurosurgeon two years later.

  58. al December 8, 2009 9:10 am

    looks like the coaches have lined up a number of recruits this weekend including lagafuaina. an ot daniel fleischman as big as any of the badger boys will also be tripping this weekend.

    so if were in charge. i’d have both boths sitting in the waiting room for a 10 minutes or so. two things, one, they get to bond and who knows they may end up hitting it off and become warriors. two, i’d have rocky in there along with all american john estes giving them the rah, rah, finally, i’d be playing the last quarter of the warrior-husky game of 2007 just to remind them we crushed those dogs.

    but, then again. hey what do i know.

  59. Dan-O December 8, 2009 9:11 am

    I dont think Saturday’s game will have anything to do with recruits not coming to UH.

    For our local boys, its plain and simple. If they want to go to the mainland, they are not contemplating UH.

    Those that wanna stay home, stay home. If you read the comments from the actual recruits, you will see that some that went away already had that mindset.

  60. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:11 am


    North endzone is da BOMB!!!! Well, in the orange section at least… 😉

  61. J-Dog December 8, 2009 9:13 am

    “June Would Go”

    “Mack Would Stay”

  62. al December 8, 2009 9:19 am

    stretch…you hit it on the nose.

    how can these poor college kids afford 8 bucks for a beer?

    surely most of them have fake id cards to circumvent the legal drinking age, but, one can easily spend $50 – $100 on food and beverage per game.

    surely, they could prime themselves in the parking lot pre-game but, how many of the mainland kids have a rides?

    the beer concession is making a killing. a huge profit. so why not give the uh students a 50% discount on all food and beverages. they would still make a profit.

    although i am not condoning drunkedness, lets face it, what does your typical college student do when they are not attending classes, cramming for exams, or playing madden football?

    they also need to give em something that is exclusive to students. bury the cost of athletic events entrance into the student activity fees or tuition and give them free entrance to all athletic events.

  63. al December 8, 2009 9:20 am

    june would throw

  64. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 9:25 am

    Despite what some might feel, verbal commitments do have meaning. Let’s say a stud like Kazz Pomai makes a verbal commitment. UH then has to reserve a scholarship for him. UH even sends Kazz Pomai a letter of an official offer.
    If a player changes his mind or doesn’t project to make grades, then the board has to be adjusted.
    Most losses don’t come before signing day. They come after when players don’t finish strong academically. The NCAA uses an index, so a higher GPA can off set a low SAT. It’s all about finishing strong. But I think we can all understand how Senioritis is difficult to overcome.

  65. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:26 am


    Hope the discussion of a student activity fee comes up again before the 2010-11 fall and spring sports season. It’s vital to student participation if they have free access to all UH home games in all spectator sports, plus revenue for the athletic department to NOT bring it up and fight for it again.

    I’m still of the mind to just impose the thing already.

  66. al December 8, 2009 9:26 am

    dan-o….that is a general assumption by many and it does hold true in many cases. but, there are always the ones who don’t know where they want to end up home or away.

    sometimes the littlest thing will be the most significant thing that sways a 17 year old to one school or another. regardless of its locality.

    i know one former local boy warrior who had his bags packed and ready to go. done deal mainland here i come. in the 23rd hour he was visited by then hc tomey and became a warrior just hours before his flight.

    oh, and he never even thought of staying home.

    if any coach won’t bother with a local boy blue chipper because he heard that he wanted to go off island…then he shouldn’t be coaching/recruiting.

  67. al December 8, 2009 9:30 am

    st, that is the word on the street. some current commits will have to rally during the final academic “fourth quarter” to be eligible.

    last year was another example of the senioritis bug that hit our recruits. although some was previously known.

  68. Kazz Pomai December 8, 2009 9:30 am

    Aloha Warrior fans,

    I’m gonna be a Warrior.

  69. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:31 am

    I don’t think Kazz Pomai has a chance.

    I heard he smokes. 😆

  70. al December 8, 2009 9:32 am

    kazz…was it high school or uh that used to impose a $4.25 fee per year/semester and five you free tickets. i thought in the old days one could go to hemenway hall and pick up your game tickets.

    or did i just go there to drink the cheap beer and pick up, er, visit with the coeds????

  71. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 9:36 am

    UH doesn’t have to ask the students for permission.
    Not sure why the chancellor insisted.
    But UH needs to make sure it makes a nice offer. Give good seats. Have tuition waiver drawings.

  72. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 9:46 am

    Kazz Pomai
    Position: Fetal.
    Height: Above sea level.
    Grades: Below C-level.
    Best 40: -ounce bottles.
    Best bench: Ala Moana (near the tennis courts).
    Best shuttle: Kaneohe to Aloha Stadium.
    Offers: KCC, LCC, Koa-mahu.

  73. Slugger December 8, 2009 9:47 am

    June would throw.

  74. al December 8, 2009 9:47 am

    one position that would really enhance the university of hawaii experience would be to hire a proven compliance person. one who knows the in’s and out’s of the ncaa law.

    that person would be worth his/her weight in gold.

  75. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:51 am


    Was high school. I think I paid $20.00 for an entire season of football tickets and some other sports along with it.

    I think…

  76. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:53 am

    RE: Compliance Officer for UH.

    Would Bob Coolen have the time? 😯

  77. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:54 am

    According to Rivals.com Kazz Pomai’s height listed as above sea level says “only slightly, only slightly”.

  78. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:55 am

    And one offer from the University of Phoenix (Honolulu Campus).

  79. TYaiea December 8, 2009 9:57 am

    June would throw. Probably the whole game….

  80. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 9:59 am

    In related news, Stretch Buffoman is deciding between football and modeling.

  81. tommui December 8, 2009 10:00 am

    During the ancient days at UH, we had activity cards which had football tickets or passes. Many students, being pake, went to the games because they had already paid for the games and so they might as well go. Of course the games were at the Termite Palace which may have made a difference – easier to get to as most students apparently lived on the east side of the islands.

    Point is that the fees were built in. The California system just had a increase in various fees including tuition over the protest of the students.

    If you got to balance the budget – whether it is the UH in general or athletic department – tuition increases could be the answer.

    June would throw

  82. Stretch December 8, 2009 10:00 am

    I think they should just put in a students fee that allows admission to sporting events. The Manoa “Maniacs” section at the Men’s BBall games is pretty embarassing. I didn’t go to the late night game this past season but last year, the students came out and made the game more exciting. Students at the games make a HUGE difference.

  83. al December 8, 2009 10:04 am

    #72…one of your best.

    short shuttledon’t tease him
    verticalnah, usually horizontal after the 40 ounces

  84. bobby December 8, 2009 10:04 am

    June would throw

  85. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 10:07 am

    Sounds like you don’t want to drink alone.

  86. mai December 8, 2009 10:07 am

    June would throw

  87. al December 8, 2009 10:08 am

    i just found a receipt from high school.
    i can barely make it out, but, it looks like its a $2.00 activity fee. it came with a tear away booklet for each event.

  88. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 10:08 am

    Know what would be awesome?
    A Gamay Rouge booth in the Stan Sheriff Center.

  89. datson December 8, 2009 10:09 am

    June would throw

  90. Dan-O December 8, 2009 10:10 am

    Al: True indeed…..

    Mack and company should be making every effort to sign the local boys that they want, regardless of rumors, or heresay.

    My point was just that some kids want to go away…..its not a slight against UH, or the fact that they had a losing record, or lost the last game of the season.

    Vice versa, some kids just wanna stay home and play in front of the familly. I still remember when Blaze was being recruited. There were last minute rumors that he was heading to BYU. But when you listen to Blaze, he never said he never even considered going away. He wanted to play at home.

  91. al December 8, 2009 10:11 am

    as a youngster, my neighbor worked the back gate so he would just let me and my friends slide under the turnstile.

    at most there would be barely a thousand in attendance. i am sure that is when i first tom mui. oh, we could bring in our own food and stuff.

  92. Slugger December 8, 2009 10:13 am

    June would throw.

    or, June would chrow…

  93. al December 8, 2009 10:15 am

    i hear you on this one.
    coaches and the press(ahem) will report what they want to hear. i think it is dirty that some coaches put the full court press on these youngsters to get a commit.

    so, just to be able to walk away a recruit will say, “okay coach.” just to get him off of his back.

  94. al December 8, 2009 10:15 am


    btw…how’s mcgarret these days?

  95. yss December 8, 2009 10:17 am

    June would throw

  96. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 10:18 am

    It would be interesting to find out exactly how many scholarships UH has to offer. I can’t get a definite count.

  97. Dan-O December 8, 2009 10:22 am


    Im still waiting for my bit part in the upcoming Hawaii Five-O movie that never seems to materialize.

    Producers got my hopes up when they were gonna bring back a modern-day version of Hawaii Five-O to TV, but that too died.

    Plus, my royalties have dried up as the show no longer runs on syndication.

  98. al December 8, 2009 10:30 am

    on another note…

    i know coaches’ can be very superstitious. and while we were wallowing in the streak, mack went so far as to break this streak by changing up the uniforms.

    we went away from black/green home jersey/pants. one game called for a green out and behold the all green uniforms were dorned that night. so we end losing anyway.

    poof! end of all green.

  99. Jack Flash December 8, 2009 10:30 am

    June would throw.

  100. al December 8, 2009 10:30 am

    to further change it up, the green and white was revised from the days of old. will we end up winning four in a row (well at home we wore them). so the superstitious coach didn’t change it up.

    i am sure that against his will the marketing dept called for another “green out”. again the results were that we lost again when a “green out” was called.


  101. al December 8, 2009 10:31 am

    i say that we go back to the black and green. not only do the kids like that bad a** look about it but it gives an ominous effect about it. black looks menacing on the field of play. it is cool stuff.

    and nothing better than a “blackout”. the could shut the lights out just before the players come out of the tunnel and spotlight the players as they come out. that is something that would get the crowd going and the players pumped up.

    yah, you can play hawaii 5-0 if you like. (dan-o would enjoy that). but, turn up the volume man.

  102. al December 8, 2009 10:32 am

    dan-o…..i heard that you are still a heartthrob in china and mongolia.

  103. protector December 8, 2009 10:34 am

    June would throw.

    For Kazz Pomai’s height (sea level), would that be low tide or high tide? Maybe Ebbtide?

    Totally agree with Kazz that the BSU-TCU match-up is a cowardly cop-out. I also feel that Cincinnati should continue to lobby for a playoff. Perhaps Congress does need to seize control since the moneybags-that-be won’t do the right thing of their own volition. It’s a monopoly of the basest kind that was never meant to be equitable.

  104. Mililani55 December 8, 2009 10:37 am

    Congratulations to John “Iron-man” Estes for being invited to the East-West Shrine Game!!

    Slugger san: I was glad to see you again~!!! Mahalo…

    “June would throw.”

  105. kellie December 8, 2009 10:37 am

    June would throw

  106. Jack Flash December 8, 2009 10:40 am

    Shutting the lights out at 5pm wouldn’t make much of an impact at the stadium. Nice train of thought though!

  107. LizKauai December 8, 2009 10:48 am

    I have my plane reservations and “June would throw.”

    Yes- ST. I think Colt should be in the College Football HOF… and more.. when he gets his chance.
    I wish he could have kept momentum going in the NFL… but he knows what it is like to play the cards you are dealt.

  108. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 10:48 am

    So, will they replace the turf in Aloha during the off season?

    Anybody know what the construction details are for the Ching Athletic Facilities will be during the off-season? ie.. seating areas along the football field .. will they be affected during spring practice.

    “June would throw.”

  109. urbankid December 8, 2009 10:49 am

    June would throw

  110. LizKauai December 8, 2009 10:51 am

    Dan-O – are you really James MacA? I loved Swiss Family Robinson 🙂

  111. LizKauai December 8, 2009 10:52 am

    I do hope Aloha Stadium gets what it needs to bring the ProBowl back to Hawaii nei!

    “June would throw.”

  112. protector December 8, 2009 10:53 am


    Is there any way we can help to prevent the recognition of Seniors at the BEGINNING the last home game & put it at the end where it belongs. I just felt doing it at the beginning was not striking the right emotional pitch when you should be snarling & chomping at the bit to demolish the invading competitors, rather than getting in touch with your bittersweet nostalgiac emotions right before you play.

    Whose fault was that anyway?? I can’t believe Coach Mack would’ve pushed for it.

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2009 10:55 am


    Yup. Black out sounds more ominous and menacing. Green out, on the other hand, sounds like we’re fightin’ global warming.

    The Eddie is on, but Blaze will be gone. Best of luck to him.

  114. trang December 8, 2009 10:55 am

    June would throw

  115. ai-eee-soos December 8, 2009 10:56 am

    “June would throw”

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2009 10:56 am

    How many receivers have ever won the Heisman? Anybody know?

    BTW: Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2009 10:57 am

    Prayers big time today for Wassup Doc and LTUH!

  118. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 10:59 am

    Too bad we couldn’t have pushed John Estes for the Heisman… it’s not always for the win.. it’s for the recognition that our young athletes and our programs get, too.

  119. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 11:00 am

    How did LTUH’s surgery go? And what happened to Wassup Doc? She looked fine on Saturday…

  120. hilo65 December 8, 2009 11:04 am

    June would throw! Go mustangs?? I guess……

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2009 11:07 am

    Is that you, Billy?

  122. SteveM December 8, 2009 11:09 am

    Good morning everyone!

    December 8th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    kazz…was it high school or uh that used to impose a $4.25 fee per year/semester and five you free tickets. i thought in the old days one could go to hemenway hall and pick up your game tickets.

    or did i just go there to drink the cheap beer and pick up, er, visit with the coeds????

    Al — and you say I’m getting forgetful…the tickets were part of the “athletic book” fee we paid at tuition time and the coeds we knew and cheap beer was at Hemenway…. 😎

  123. LizKauai December 8, 2009 11:10 am

    mih- W-Doc’s eye surgery was yesterday. We’ll probably hear when the bandages come off.

    Prayers continue for her and LTUHF and all that ail.

    “June would throw”

  124. LRob December 8, 2009 11:26 am

    June would throw…

    and throw…

    and throw some more.

  125. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 11:26 am


    you’re right about players who wanna go away. we all wanted to go away. Pride wanted to go away. Until coach went yang on his chain.
    last minute, changed his mind. Good for us. Good for Pride.

    He’s a stud. He’s still reaping the benefits of that momentoes decision, years and feet later. :mrgreen:

  126. bighilofan2 December 8, 2009 11:27 am

    and in the latest off topic news….


  127. Buffoman December 8, 2009 11:28 am


    It’s modeling…definitely modeling.

    Unlike football we get to pose. Matter of fact, its encouraged.

    No locker rooms, but there may be opportunities for co-ed changing rooms. View much better.

    No more bruises and no need mouth guard, only lip gloss.


  128. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 11:36 am

    Thanks LizK….

    Hope both surgeries went well.

  129. Stretch December 8, 2009 11:36 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    December 8th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Know what would be awesome?
    A Gamay Rouge booth in the Stan Sheriff Center.

    that would be a BAD idea, everyone would be telling each other, “I love you”. Gamay Rouge has that kind of effect on people.

  130. Aji-nomo-toe December 8, 2009 11:36 am

    UH already have a Compliance Officer:
    If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Paterson, Director of Compliance, at (808) 956-4501 or by email. and I might add she’s a good one.

    and ‘June would throw’ but this year he has been running a lot more.
    The recruits he took over last year were mostly runners and run blockers. That’s what SMU Mustangs were know for. Now they will be know as balance attack offense.

  131. homey ℞ December 8, 2009 11:39 am

    Only one name for Slider’s sister… Ace

    Kazz – you gotta unwind at the t-gates. Come early, drink with me (J)J, and koakane. Then throw some football and run some patterns. Then throw some baseball, softball if BG remembers to bring it. Then on to bottle cap throwing. And finally Horse shoes when Al comes and remembers to bring it.

    If no can do that then take over the cooking and meat cutting. LOL

  132. al December 8, 2009 11:42 am

    then why all the hold up and indecision with the medical redshirt candidates???

  133. al December 8, 2009 11:46 am

    poor lizk is having a gigi moment…


    December 8th, 2009 at 10:51 am
    Dan-O – are you really James MacA? I loved Swiss Family Robinson

  134. al December 8, 2009 11:53 am

    jack…..forgot about the early start these days.

    i would have never given in to the early start especially the wac games.

    here’s why.

    one, the late start, 7 pm in the old days was to our greater advantage. if a team came from say boise, idaho that would be 10 or 11 pm back home for them. the game then would end the next day for them. the biological clock of these kids would take an eventual toll.

    two, we did well with attendance then. more families will actually be able to attend because of the kid’s activities having been over with by then.

    three, less traffic for those who complain about it.

    four, more money for our economy with teams and fans staying another evening here.

    the only downside for us could be less national tv, since for the same reasons it could be too late for broadcast. but, what with our record on nat’l tv as it is, that could be a good thing.

  135. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 11:56 am


    Time zone differential, didn’t seem to affect Wisconsin too much.

  136. jojo ® December 8, 2009 11:58 am

    I love Hawaii 5-0! I watch it on KWHE.

    June would throw?

  137. Garret December 8, 2009 11:59 am


    I posted before the season how some schools have *8* compliance officers and a staff of assistants due to how the NCAA makes new rules and makes current rules more complicated every year. If I remember what I researched correctly, even Wyoming has 3 compliance officers.

    Wassupdoc then pointed out that UH used to have a compliance officer (Bill Bryant), another person to assist him (Amanda), student support and secretarial support. Now, with so many other other schools *adding* compliance officers due to all the new rules, UH just has Amanda. When UH had Amanda replace Bryant, they never filled Amanda’s spot. Plus, UH doesn’t have the student and/or secretarial support they used to have.

    I actually went through all the WAC, MWC, and some BCS schools and posted a list of my results here. How can you expect one person to do the same type of job that 10 or more people are doing at other schools?

  138. Old Diver December 8, 2009 12:01 pm

    Regarding #71

    People ask permission to do the right thing when they have no “balls”. My wife never asks me to take out the rubbish, she tells me to. Heh!

  139. Garret December 8, 2009 12:01 pm

    Article about Hatchie’s commit to U-Dub.

    Micah Hatchie, 6’5″ 285lb, OT from Waialua High School in Waialua, HI., has agreed to to play with the University of Washingto Huskies. Hatchie is a 4-star recruit and has a position rank of 25th in the nation.

    When Hatchie took his official to Washington, on November 28, 2009, he fell in love with everything he saw at Montlake as reported by Dawgman.com. The Huskies were playing cross state rival WSU Cougars during his visit.

    In a statement to Dawgman.com, Hatchie said, “”The game was intense,” he said of the Huskies’ 30-0 win over the Cougars. “Just how it was played and the crowd. It was packed last night. I’ve never seen a crowd like that before.”

  140. Garret December 8, 2009 12:01 pm

    Hatchie also commented on how the coaches keep track of there players. Checking up on them daily and making sure they are doing well in classes.

  141. Garret December 8, 2009 12:04 pm

    Regarding #137, I think I only posted a partial list of the number of compliance people at each school, since it would have taken too much space to post all of them.

  142. al December 8, 2009 12:15 pm


    the passbook i swear is from high school days. they were no bigger than a stack of business cards and of very cheap material.

    hemenway though i seem to recall standing in line for tickets. but, then again i could have been standing in line for the pool table, cold ones, or just to stand there and spark the honeys.

  143. SusieBusparish December 8, 2009 12:15 pm

    Thank you so much!! This blog was suggested to me.

  144. al December 8, 2009 12:20 pm

    mih….bigger, stronger, faster cancels all theory.

    i used to think that we should play during the heat of the day.
    1 pm start time.
    water the field before everyone comes in creating an add’l 25% increase in field humidity.

  145. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:21 pm


    Now you’re thinking like Dick Tomey.

  146. Pride. December 8, 2009 12:21 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Time zone differential, didn’t seem to affect Wisconsin too much.

    Yeah, you’re right MIH. Looks like the three numbers 6,7,and 315, canceled the time zone differential.

  147. Pride. December 8, 2009 12:23 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Now you’re thinking like Dick Tomey.

    That sounds more like the author of the Hula-T.

  148. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:23 pm

    Just curious…

    As it stands… if we don’t have any JuCo transfers ready to plug in and play at the start of the next season… on our O-line… who’s on it… and how much bigger/smaller will our Warriors on the front line be? Doest thou thinketth that We wilst be better?

    Same with Defense. I know we go for speed behind the line, but upfront, who’s going to be there, and how much bigger/smaller will these guys be?

  149. Garret December 8, 2009 12:23 pm

    I just checked and Utah State has an Assistant AD assigned to compliance and another full-time compliance person, plus a whole bunch of assistants so I’d bet that at least one of them serves those compliance people.

    Idaho has 2 compliance people listed.

    New Mexico State has 2 compliance people listed, a secretary just for the compliance department, AND a graduate student assigned to the compliance department.

    Wyoming has 3 compliance people.

    All of those schools have Athletic budgets much smaller than UH but they have 2x to 3x or more people in their compliance departments! I’m not comparing UH’s compliance department to the big-budget schools who can afford 10 compliance people…check out the size of NMSU’s athletic budget to UH’s athletic budget and then think about how they have *4* people full-time for compliance and UH has 1. No compliance person you could be referring to would be able to make up that difference, and I’m guessing that Amanda isn’t making big bucks either.

  150. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:24 pm

    I thought the author of the Hula-T was Larry Price?

  151. Pride. December 8, 2009 12:24 pm


    We should trip Derek Muaava this weekend. I got a gut feeling this kid would fit well in our syatem.

  152. Garret December 8, 2009 12:25 pm


    It seems to me that UH is stocked with returning players and recruits at WR, QB and DB, but UH loses a lot of starters on the OL and DL and I’m worried about the depth at those positions next year.

  153. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:26 pm

    Okay, Garret,

    When you say that you’re worried…. that really gets me worried.. lol

  154. Z-trail December 8, 2009 12:37 pm

    “June would throw.”

  155. THEKID-WI December 8, 2009 12:37 pm

    “June would throw”

    *Disclaimer, I’ll likely be busy shoveling snow the rest of this month…so i’d take the second place offering if drawn 🙂

    I would like to see Blaze in a Philadelphia Eagles uni next year. Would gladly give up a 4th rounder for him.

  156. whitebear December 8, 2009 12:39 pm

    “June would throw.”

  157. Pride. December 8, 2009 12:41 pm

    G (China):

    December 7th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Going by what you said, and I know I’m no expert, it seems like a pretty good making of a team for next season. We have Hansen and Letuli coming back. Wideouts in Bradley and Malcom as well as Bryant, Davis and PaiPai. How would you assess our chances next season?

    I like Moniz, I think that he is a solid returnee at QB. Hopefully some of the other QB’s can come along also, especially Rausch. It’s been proven over the last several years that we need more than one good quarterback to start the year. We will need to get ourselves a good center. But we will have some solid receivers returning. I think that Greg Salas is already one of the best in the nation and believe that he should be a candidate for All-American. Kealoha will be better when he returns to slot, and hopefully if Rodney Bradley can return healthy, he will have a chance to be one of the best in the conference. I’m not sure what Malcolm Lane’s status will be, but will be another great addition if he returns.

    Although the returning offensive linemen may be inexperienced, they will be big. Hopefully Laupepa will return. He, along with Austin Hansen, Brysen Ginlack, and Adrian Thomas, have all had a chance to start at one time or another. Add Brett Leonard and Mata Lefiti into the mix and we have the beginings of a pretty decent O-line. I’m sure Gordy Shaw will have them ready go by the fall season.

    Defensively, I think that we will be very strong in the interior line. We return Meatoga, Correa, and Hanohano, all who got playing time this year. We also five transfers in Masch, Hafoka, Kamalu Ulu, Josh Manupuna, and Kaniela Tuipulotu.

    The defensive ends will be long on talent but still somewhat short on experience. Elliot Purcell returns alongside, Liko Satele, Paipai Falemalu, and Alasi Toilolo. All of these guys are very good athletes who should have breakout years in 2010.

    The linebacking corps will depend on the return of Brashton Satele. Satele is a solid retuning starter. If he somehow is unfortunate enough not to be granted his sixth year then we will again be looking for an inside linebacker. Potentially there are some very good prospects in Daily-Lyles, Heun, and Mana Lolotai. The outside linebacking core returns guys like Cory Paredes and Po’okela Ahmad. Guys like Aaron Brown, Alema Tachibana, and Auloa Tonga might be a good fit also. Can’t forget that we need to fit guys like Waylon Lolotai, Earvin Sione, and Clayton Laulrel somewhere in the mix at DE or OLB.

    We’re pretty solid at safety with two returning starters in Mana Silva mand Spencer Smith. There are a myriad of cornerbacks that we can choose from who have all played at one time or another. We just need to see who emerges next fall.

    At the moment we look like this:

    RB – Alex Green (Returning Contributer)
    QB – Bryant Moniz (Returning Starter)
    C – ???(Wide Open)
    WR – Greg Salas (All WAC)
    LT – ???(Wide Open)

    DT – Vaughn Meatoga (Part Time Starter)
    Mac – Brashton Satele (Retuning Starter/Retuning From Injury)
    Safety – Mana Silva (Returning Starter )
    Pass Rusher – Paipai Falemalu(Part Time Starter)
    Shutdown Corner – Jeremy Bryant/Lametrius Davis(Retuning Starter)

  158. Garret December 8, 2009 12:41 pm


    With Estes, Ieru, Hisatake, and Kia leaving the OL and Tufaga, Rocky, and Fonoti leaving the DL, I worry. I’m glad that UH has building blocks such as Paipai, but OL cohesion and depth and DL depth is a concern for next season.

    UH didn’t get a lot of OL high school recruits in the past two classes (partially due to academics or decommits), so the big OL class this time around is nice, but true freshmen probably would benefit from a redshirt year. At least this year’s second-team OL practiced together for much of the season (until injuries forced Hansen into the starting lineup), so maybe the backups have some chemistry built from practices this year.

  159. Garret December 8, 2009 12:47 pm

    I agree with Pride’s post in #157, but hope that Letuli and Thomas or Leonard could take the tackle spots so that Hansen could go at his guard spot that he has been groomed for. Hansen did well at RT though, especially considering how he had been practicing at G, so maybe if he’s at RT full-time he could do well.

    The one thing that worries me when Pride listed all the OL options is that injuries are inevitable and it doesn’t look like UH has much OL depth next season. The season after when the recruits from this class have redshirted and had a year in UH’s conditioning program should be when the depth problems aren’t as worrisome.

  160. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:47 pm

    As offensive weapons, I figure Stutzman and Ostrowski will be in the mix next season, as well. I think we have some grayshirt..redshirt defensive players that may be ready to play, too.

    The strength of Oline and Dline will really impact the team next season.

  161. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 12:50 pm

    Garret… on OL.. I’m kind of hoping a couple of the bigger players that went the JuCo route may head back this way in a year… notably the Aussie and Alaskan.

  162. Garret December 8, 2009 12:51 pm

    Looks like Cincy’s coach is going to Notre Dame.

    “Things are heating up” with regard to the likelihood that Brian Kelly will become the next Notre Dame head coach, a source close to the Cincinnati coach said Tuesday.

    An official announcement that Kelly will replace Charlie Weis could come Friday, after Kelly has had a chance to talk with his players at Cincinnati’s annual football banquet Thursday night, according to a report on the Chicago Tribune Web site.

  163. d1島 December 8, 2009 12:56 pm

    Nigel Burton, former PSU ass’t. coach named new Vikings HC

  164. Pride. December 8, 2009 1:02 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Nigel Burton, former PSU ass’t. coach named new Vikings HC.

    Glad that you waited until today when you knew about this yesterday. Fingers crossed for the former Hawaii GA.

  165. d1島 December 8, 2009 1:04 pm


    Nah, I was putting up Xmas lights yesterday…

    ….but also hoping for the best for that Former GA

  166. d1島 December 8, 2009 1:14 pm

    OK, the t-shirt would be cool….

    June would throw.

  167. Pride. December 8, 2009 1:17 pm

    Brian Kelly’s 11-3 record in 2008 should have been 10-4. Still think we should have beat them in that last season game. It’s interesting that we lost to both Kelly and Weis in consecutive games.

  168. al December 8, 2009 1:19 pm

    also, we may have rocky back. he improved his play immensely in the latter half of the season. many believe that his preseason training in which he shed a lot of weight may have also sapped some of his stoutness and strength. he regained much of that towards the end of the year.

    or, perhaps cutting his locks may have done a number as well.

  169. al December 8, 2009 1:22 pm

    once he got on the field…jovonte taylor showed much potential game in and game out. his pass catching, route running, coverage recognition, all seemed to slowly fall in to place as each game went by.

    it seemed that everything slowed down for him and he was then able to play faster.

  170. al December 8, 2009 1:23 pm

    yup. pride.
    there has been a number of games that we shoulda.

  171. al December 8, 2009 1:25 pm

    taylor also became a threat as a kick returner as the season progressed.

    it will interesting competition when malcom lane returns as both could be competing for jobs on offense and special teams.

    i guess the key to all this may be hot rod bradley.

  172. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 1:28 pm

    If we had played the WAC season backwards, we probably would have won more games.

  173. letsgowarriors December 8, 2009 1:29 pm

    dee maggitt is supposed to be visiting this weekend too.

  174. al December 8, 2009 1:31 pm

    our three key injuries which probably impacted our team’s ability to succeed were…

    brashton satele
    greg alexander
    rodney bradley

    as pride mentioned earlier a team should be strong down the middle (yup it applies to all sports, not only baseball)

    loosing satele and alexander was most significant down the middle. we still need to find that man in the middle on defense. it took many games for us to have some consistency at the helm.

    in loosing bradley we took our second most productive slot out of his realm of confidence. as much as i like pilares, he didn’t have the speed to be an outside guy and i think he got frustrated at times just running for the posts as a decoy. it took medeiros awhile to get up to speed. by then the streak was on.

    never understood that move. because now we had to patch to positions instead of one.

  175. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 1:35 pm


    We also lost Fonoti, Paipai, and others for several games due to injuries, as well. It wasn’t a pretty season in terms of staying healthy.

  176. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 1:36 pm

    And that staph infection business…

  177. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 1:37 pm

    What would have happened if we had moved Salas outside and kept Pilares inside? Salas has the height and speed and Pilares has the moves.

  178. papajoe2 December 8, 2009 1:41 pm

    June would throw. and run too!

  179. Da Punchbowl Kid December 8, 2009 1:49 pm

    #146 😆

  180. al December 8, 2009 1:56 pm

    salas did start at wr his first two years. but, he was already having a monster season. at least we had the wherewithal to recognize that much and left him there.

  181. Ralph December 8, 2009 1:58 pm

    June would throw

  182. al December 8, 2009 2:05 pm

    good morning ralph.

  183. al December 8, 2009 2:10 pm

    4th and one

    june would throw

    mack would time out

    st would go…..

  184. Kekoa December 8, 2009 2:14 pm

    …and Al would set up the next CC!

  185. Kekoa December 8, 2009 2:15 pm

    Just thought I’d jump in here Al, been out and about, ready to shout!

  186. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 2:17 pm

    I say move Pilares back to running back he would be a great pass catcher out of the back field,move Taylor inside like Salas not many linebackers would be able to keep up with his speed, Bradley on one side and Lane on the other provided he has kept in football shape. I would love to see the team come together And make a commitment to stay here all summer and train together I think that’s part of what makes Boise so disciplined the fact everyone stayed there in the summer and continued to train hopefully we can get our boys to make the same commitment. Take some time off between now and spring practice of course keep going to the weight room and do some running to stay in shape, but from spring practice to the first game make that commitment.

  187. al December 8, 2009 2:24 pm

    i think pilares will finish his career at slot. otherwise, i don’t think his body could handle the blocking play after play. as a slotback he needs to think “ball first” and then run with instinct.

    besides, i think that jon lister may be the real deal. a large travis sims.

  188. G (China) December 8, 2009 2:29 pm


    Thank you for your insights. This coming season is going to look different from the past two where we lost our whole offense of defense. The skill positions seems to be in good shape. The lines where everything starts is our weakest in terms of experience, but like you, I believe Shaw will coach them up.

  189. al December 8, 2009 2:33 pm

    the biggest task of all in recruiting is to keep building depth. we need to go from 1 1/2 deep to two 1/2 deep in the next two years.

    then, we need to get to three deep thereafter.

  190. al December 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    letsgo….is dee maggitt coming with his teammate willie wilson?

    some say dee is a sleeper.

  191. al December 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    perhaps next week kekoa.

  192. al December 8, 2009 2:35 pm

    perhaps i can raffle my hawaii bowl tickets.

  193. G (China) December 8, 2009 2:54 pm

    I agree we need depth. All good programs seems to be 3 deep. But that doesn’t mean we can succeed. I seem to remember ST mentioning how when JJ took the Von Oppen players to 9-3 they had no depth on the line and most skill positions.

  194. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 2:55 pm

    I think before the recruiting season is over that we will have some surprise commits, blowout losses can be a eye opener for local recruits in some cases it may elevate the level of pride in a recruit to really know what it means to protect their house….and who knows maybe in a few years after his mission Manti might decide to come home….hey it could happen!

  195. G (China) December 8, 2009 2:56 pm

    sorry meant to say…we can’t succeed.

  196. Dan-O December 8, 2009 2:57 pm

    I think Pilares should stay in the slot. While he is a very elusive runner, he is that in SPACE. He can then change directions and make the necessary moves to make tacklers miss.

    As a running back, he doesnt have the durability to take the punishment of an inside running game, as well as blocking.

  197. d1島 December 8, 2009 2:59 pm

    Interesting comments regarding the announcement of the new Portlamd St. coach. Some of their fans really want this guy to be successful so they can move up to FBS and try to get into the WAC or MWC.

    Posted by dand1987December 08, 2009, 1:21PM
    i’ve always thought that if the viks were to move up to D-I FBS, the WAC would surely take them. Maybe…the Mountain West too. With the new dimensions of PGE Park, it will make for a better football experience and more attractive for a D-I conference and recruits as well.

  198. 808Kamaaina December 8, 2009 3:00 pm

    “June would throw.”

  199. Dan-O December 8, 2009 3:01 pm

    I think the question regarding the receiver corps is where they will find playing time for the receivers on the outside?


    Hopefully, no one gets hurt……but if thats the case, then three of these guys gonna be standing on the sidelines quite a bit next year.

  200. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 3:02 pm

    Recruiting top local prospects in Hawaii mist be a difficult task. First we are the only game in town so prospects are not really excited by visiting a school so close to home, where as on the mainland you may live in a town that’s 5-6 hours away and have never been to a game so the atmoshere is something new and exciting for them,most local recruits have probally been to a few games in their lifetime so we are fortunate to get the few that do wanna stay home, others we just gotta let them go feel out the world and if it’s not for them we welcome them back with open arms. For this reason though we must make lasting impressions on recruits who come in from the mainland and hope they really are here to check out the school and not just here for a free Hawaii trip.

  201. jojo ® December 8, 2009 3:06 pm


    June would throw

  202. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 3:07 pm

    I think Pilares can take the blocking he’s gotten alot bigger since his freshman year as for durability we could have Green and Lister as the power backs and Chizzy and Pilares as the speed type backs that way every one stays fresh, smaller guys have done a great job blocking so I think Pilares and Chizzy will be okay.

  203. Garret December 8, 2009 3:08 pm

    Story about how Army’s head coach ended up playing for UH. The news that Army’s head coach attended the Naval Academy one year is a story line for this week’s Army-Navy game.

    I sat next to Naval Academy graduate Corky Gardner, now of the Janus Capital Group, during today’s Navy football luncheon featuring head coach Ken Niumatalolo. Corky informed me that Army head coach Rich Ellerson attended the Naval Academy for one year and would have been a 1976 graduate had he not transferred to the University of Hawaii following his plebe year.

    Corky Gardner recalled that Ellerson took his summer cruise to Hawaii, got off the ship and stopped by the University of Hawaii football offices to find out whether he could join the team as a walk-on. Head coach Dick Tomey agreed and Ellerson would up becoming a Hawaii graduate instead of a Naval Academy alumnus.

  204. al December 8, 2009 3:09 pm

    and throw in the prize recruit of last year….stutz2.

  205. Garret December 8, 2009 3:09 pm

    Portland State’s hire affects the Hawaii Bowl and the WAC next season since he’s Nevada’s DC. I hope that the new head coach decides to keep their previous WR coach…

  206. al December 8, 2009 3:11 pm

    all we need now is to get a warrior hc at air force and we’ll have corraled the market of military institutes.

  207. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 3:11 pm

    Perhaps next season we will play a bit more agressive on defense in terms of pass coverage we have some great db’s returning in Davis and Bryant I think their strengths would be in an coverage and we also have good safeties so hopefully we can be a bit more agressive in stopping drives next season.

  208. d1島 December 8, 2009 3:17 pm

    …and then there are those who see this hire as “Do, or Die” for the PSU football program.

    A sense of apathy regarding football in the university community seems to be turning to something a little more demanding as the questions arise about what students are getting for their money.

    there are whispers on campus about rising student fees and how Vikings students now subsidize about one-third of the $2.6 million football budget

  209. d1島 December 8, 2009 3:23 pm


    with a school population of about 28,000 to pay for one-third of a $2.6M athletic budget, PSU students are grousing about $30? 🙄

  210. bstunna2002 December 8, 2009 3:31 pm

    I say if all residants had to contribute to the rail tax fund we create a $1 tax donation to the UH athletic department per tax payer!

  211. kazomi December 8, 2009 3:32 pm

    is stuz 1 still on the Portland staff with the new Hire or what?
    as for stuz 2, i believe he will be the surprise starter and contributor next year. mark my words.
    ostroski will also be in the mix. i feel what we need is OFFENSIVE LINE.


    ricki k.

  212. Aw Business December 8, 2009 3:33 pm

    Shoot, its free!

    “June would throw.”

  213. LizKauai December 8, 2009 3:37 pm

    WOW- got stuck watching the Eddie Aikau…
    it is still happening and amazing!!!

    Greg Long gets a PERFECT 100 and it is still not over!

    “June would throw.”

  214. ai-eee-soos December 8, 2009 3:37 pm

    d1 – re #197.

    In the past, I’ve posted several times about getting Portland St & Sacramento St up to D1 level.

    The WAC needs to look for at least 2 more members as Boise wants to leave, and LaTech should be asked to leave.

    These 2 are in the WAC’s geographic area and should fit right in.

    I’ve also mentioned that UC Davis ought to move up; they’re parctically next door to Sac State.

    These 3 teams play at least one body bag/money bag game a year with the big boys.

    Hopefully they can move up and be ready to join the WAC.

  215. Dan-O December 8, 2009 3:39 pm

    kazomi…..not sure about Miah. We return the top four slots next year:


    A caller on Bobby’s show this morning said that Miah was gonna start playing basketball for Nash. Told Bobby to see if there was any truth to the rumor.

  216. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 3:48 pm

    “June would throw.”

    Yep… gotta have a solid O-line… BUT we also need a solid group up front on the D-line, at the very least, to be able to stop/slow down the rushing game. Then speed on the outsides and back.

  217. d1島 December 8, 2009 3:51 pm

    I doubt that any State college in Cali has $ to do much more than survive at this time.
    Not sure about how the UC system is doing financially now.
    There seems to be a lot that PSU FB would need to turn around on campus for them to step up their program. Winning would be a good place to start!

  218. Mauimon December 8, 2009 3:58 pm

    How tall is VJ Fehoko? man he looks small next to Manley and Schwenke in the pic that you have up.

  219. Ralph December 8, 2009 4:04 pm

    D! #217 Hawaii too!

  220. chawan_cut December 8, 2009 4:04 pm

    June would throw
    the peanut head as far as jamarcus could throw a ball off his butt.

  221. Aji-nomo-toe December 8, 2009 4:12 pm

    Greg Long wins Eddie Aikao 2009 by score of 323 with a perfect 100 points in the last heat #4.
    Ramon Navarro from Chile also had a perfect 100 last ride in heat #4.
    What a ride!!

  222. ai-eee-soos December 8, 2009 4:24 pm

    re# 197, 214, 217, 219.

    Thankfully, the NCAA allowed these 3 heavies to join the WAC to flesh it out: Utah St, NaMaSu, & Idaho.

    When the time comes again to fill out the WAC, hopefully, the 3 teams in #214 will be as “ready” as the above.

  223. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 4:25 pm

    ST – #72. LOL! too funny.

    june would throw…..HF into the imu..

  224. Aji-nomo-toe December 8, 2009 4:28 pm

    At this moment a check for $55,000 to Greg Long 1st Place.
    2nd Jermy Irons, 3rd Sunny Garcia

  225. LizKauai December 8, 2009 4:32 pm

    Kelly Slater was #2

    June would THROW!!!

  226. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 4:33 pm

    continued prayers for LTUHF and W-Doc.

    june would throw…..up @ the sight of HF.

  227. LizKauai December 8, 2009 4:34 pm

    Ramon Navarro for the Monster Drop and $10K – chicken skin!!!!

    1, Greg Long (Calif.) 323 points, $55,000

    2, Kelly Slater (USA) 313, $10,000

    3, Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) 292, $5,000

    4, Bruce Irons (Hawaii), 275

    5, Ramon Navarro (Chile), 267

  228. LizKauai December 8, 2009 4:35 pm


    June would throw. 😎

  229. Kekoa December 8, 2009 4:35 pm

    I’m certain that ~

    “June would throw.”

    The question is how can we make this UH vs SMU happen as a home ‘n home game. Seems like they have the bucks to travel. We just need to get our richie rich Alumni to get up off their wallets and charter/buy us our own plane.

  230. Pride. December 8, 2009 4:36 pm

    LTUH Fan’s surgery was successful and he is now resting. Daughter said thanks for all of the Tsai-ko prayers.

  231. Garret December 8, 2009 4:38 pm

    I doubt that any State college in Cali has $ to do much more than survive at this time.
    Not sure about how the UC system is doing financially now.


    The UC system had its budget cut by over $800 million in July *and* the state of California’s budget looks even worse next year so they may have to cut another huge amount. In that environment, the chance for UC-Davis to find the money to go to D-IA football is near 0%.

    The University of California’s Board of Regents should adopt a plan today to cut $813 million from UC’s budget, a regents committee recommended Wednesday, even as professors, researchers, nurses and other UC employees argued strongly and loudly at the regents meeting in San Francisco that doing so would destroy the world-class university.

  232. Garret December 8, 2009 4:39 pm


    Great news about LTUH Fan! Thank you very, very much for passing that along.

  233. Pride. December 8, 2009 4:41 pm


  234. Pride. December 8, 2009 4:41 pm


  235. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 4:48 pm

    Kazz – glad ur feeling better. need those zzzzz’s.

    #32 – great analysis as usual.

    june would throw…..on every play if all the ducks (no, not the rat-flavored ones from chinatown) lined-up.

  236. wafan December 8, 2009 4:51 pm

    Cherrio, LTUHF!!!

  237. wafan December 8, 2009 4:52 pm

    Hope W-Doc’s eye surgery was a clear success!

  238. wafan December 8, 2009 4:53 pm

    Hi, H-Bod! Good to see you up and about.

  239. wafan December 8, 2009 4:53 pm

    I wonder who June would throw off the Pali?

  240. wafan December 8, 2009 4:56 pm

    This morning it was down at 7. Tonight it will be down to 5. My gas bill be horrendous. Oh well. Better than chipping icicles from the tip of my nose. HA!

  241. LizKauai December 8, 2009 4:56 pm

    W-Doc had some complications yesterday but is ok now and surgery has been rescheduled for next Monday.

    Hang in there!!!

    Off to Rotary,

  242. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 4:58 pm

    hiya LizK.

    thanks Pride for the update on LTUHF!

    LTUHF – prayers for a speedy recovery. get well Uncle!

    june would throw……and throw, and throw, and throw, and throw, and throw, and……..

  243. wafan December 8, 2009 5:00 pm

    Continued prayers and positive thoughts for W-Doc and LTUHF!!!

    Two tough Warriors.

  244. d1島 December 8, 2009 5:01 pm

    Cheerio, LTUHF! 😀

    Good luck, WassupDoc.

  245. wafan December 8, 2009 5:02 pm

    See all y’all tomorrow!

  246. HiFlyer December 8, 2009 5:10 pm

    June would throw

  247. Garret December 8, 2009 5:22 pm

    Doing a good job on special teams is keeping Ryan Mouton on the field…one CB got 3 INTs in 3 games and now is inactive because he can’t beat out Mouton on special teams.

    Titans cornerback Rod Hood produced three interceptions in three games when he filled in for the injured Nick Harper last month, but with Harper back in the starting lineup the seven year veteran has watched the last two games in street clothes on the team’s inactive list.

    ”We have many defensive backs on the roster and we just don’t have the luxury of keeping them all up,” Fisher said on his Tuesday night show on Titans Radio. ”[Rookie defensive backs] Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty are playing a bigger role on special teams than Rod is. That’s why we have kept them up over Rod.”

  248. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 5:31 pm

    Wafan – wow 5 degrees (brrr). keep safe and warm, my friend.

    june would throw…..the ‘shaka’ sign and say mele kalikimaka at the sheridan hawaii bowl.

  249. HiFlyer December 8, 2009 5:34 pm

    june would throw.

  250. J December 8, 2009 5:39 pm

    “June would throw.”

    Colt would throw up…

  251. Hawaiianbod December 8, 2009 5:40 pm

    W-Doc – keep the faith and put all your trust in the Lord. everthing will be ok.

    june would throw…..’in the towel’ if he had to call a running play on every single down.

  252. Pomai December 8, 2009 5:57 pm

    I want to see

    “June would throw.”

  253. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 8, 2009 6:00 pm

    so did anybody find out what happened with the $400,000 that went to JJ’s salary when he was here?

    Did it get shifted to other needs or did the donors stop giving it after his departure?

  254. TYaiea December 8, 2009 6:15 pm

    “June would throw.” Guarentee….

  255. Kazz December 8, 2009 6:17 pm


    What this young lady has accomplished on the track field representing the University of Hawaii is remarkable.

    Glad to see she got some deserved recognition.

  256. Kazz December 8, 2009 6:19 pm

    Um… where’s Call The Coach w/Coach Mack???

    Still waiting… 😡

  257. RedZone December 8, 2009 6:23 pm

    Mack said on the news he told the team if they want to be a top 20 team Wisconsin is the blueprint. They got to get bigger and faster. And it starts now.

    So I say to the Warriors.

    Each day you slack you don’t get back. If you don’t want to be embarrassed next fall now is the time to prepare yourselves.

    I see another exciting spring coming up. There should be a huge battle for spots on the oline. Players you win your jobs in the offseason. If you wait till the fall you have dropped the ball.

  258. Kazz December 8, 2009 6:31 pm

    FINAL Call The Coach Show of 2009 with Coach Mack

    Live Notes

    -Coach Mack opens up saying that the schedule for next season makes things interesting. Coach recalls that Wisconsin is a well-coached team. ***Coach says that he spoke with the returners on the team today (he excused the seniors) and told them that Wisconsin is a blue print of a Top 20 program and if you want to play like that you have to put in the work during the offseason.*** Coach Mack said the week Wisconsin had off helped them stuff our offense. Coach Mack said 3rd down was a big problem for us last Saturday.

    -Coach Mack looks back on how young the team was against UNLV and says “shoulda and woulda” but things go that way sometimes.

    -Bobby C brings up the “signature win” of the season against Navy. Coach comments that he was proud of the complete game his players had, says that “maybe the pressure was too big” against Wisconsin and says we weren’t sharp at all and the confidence we had against Navy was not there last Saturday.

    -Coach Mack says that the 6-7 record of this team is not the story of the team this season. Coach says that the challenges, obstacles, and the endurance and the resurgance of the end of the year is the real story.

    -Coach Mack says he is meeting with all the players this week and says he’s about halfway done.

    -Bobby C says he cannot recall a UH team with so many key injuries in one season. Coach comments that you hate to lose guys like Alexander, R. Bradley, Brashton, etc… but says the positive of all of that is that guys like Moniz and, L. Satele, Kawika Ornellas, Pilares, and Medeiros stood up and that kind of leadership that was displayed this year will help us next year. Coach Mack says the most fun he had this year is talking to the seniors 1-1 in his office and hearing what they had to say about what can be done to help them get through the season. He said no one on the team complained or made excuses during the 6-game losing streak.

    (commercial break @ 6:47pm HST)

  259. Kazz December 8, 2009 6:33 pm


    Yes Wisconsin is the blueprint. But our Warriors would be best to stay away from ahem… certain enhancing um… yeah… 😆

  260. addahknowjoe December 8, 2009 6:34 pm

    So,ST- Here we find ourselves again with another season over. I pose to you my question that I ask every year: Who’s serious and already in training for next year? Who’s running. Lifting. Studying. Trying everything they can to better themselves.

  261. d1島 December 8, 2009 6:35 pm


    No mo’….after Navy game was pau for the year 🙁

  262. d1島 December 8, 2009 6:37 pm


  263. d1島 December 8, 2009 6:37 pm

    No can heah, get beah in my eah

  264. chawan_cut December 8, 2009 6:44 pm

    tonight’s news

  265. Kazz December 8, 2009 6:48 pm

    Call The Coach with Coach Mack PART II

    -“Ed” asks Coach Mack about the offensive line esp LaCount, Brett Leonard, and Adrian Thomas and then asks about DT Zach Masch (I think????). Coach Mack says that we lose 4 starters. Coach Mack says Leonard is a big guy that can move and says he “tore us apart” on the scout team this year and says “he will be ready to start next year”. LaCount played 2nd unit and thinks he can compete for a starting position next season. Coach Mack says we’re in a situation where we finally have some starters coming back (Meatoga, Correa, etc….) and that the depth chart is looking 2 deep in schollie kids and the QBs are SIX deep. Coach says the staff is feeling good about the depth chart and they can start spring ball rolling faster than the last two seasons. Bobby C asks about Earvin Sione. Coach Mack says that Sione (aka “Magic”) is a sub 4.7 athlete and weighs about 220lbs today. Coach Mack says that if he puts on about 20 more lbs then he’d be a pass rushing “demon” akin to the size of Paipai.

    -“Joe” asks Coach Mack 3Qs:
    1) What does Moniz need to work on? – Coach says that it’s really tough to come in the situation he did and gives him credit for it. Says he has a quick delivery and can be accurate and says that everybody forgets Moniz is only a sophomore and that the off-season he needs to get stronger as his throwing arm tends to get too tired sometimes, even for a run and shoot QB. Coach Mack also brings up the competition for QB with Rausch and Austin and also says that Graves and Shutter have been good at practices and that Graves has been a great scout team QB.

    2) Asks about Jovonte Taylor? – Coach says they are trying to get Taylor another year. Coach Mack mentions Ryan Henry and that did a good job at punt returning.

    3) When will the Air Mack slippahs debut? – NO ANSWER.

    -“Chris” asks coach what the mid-west recruiting looks like with regards to recruiting DTs to stop running teams? Coach says that we’re pretty good up front and mentions that Rocky has a chance to get another year. Coach brings up his experience with DTs all over the country and in the NFL and says that they also need to focus in on getting linebackers to compliment the DTs. Coach Mack says people think we cannot stop the run at all, but says that this season we did struggle but we faced the top running teams in the country in FSU, Navy, and Wisconsin. “Chris” also asks about Joe Avery. Coach says that he’ll be ready to challenge for a starting position also next season.

    (commercial break @ 7:04pm HST)

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  267. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:00 pm

    Call The Coach show with Coach Mack PART III

    -“Joe” asks coach (with full on echo in the background :roll:) who he thinks will win the BCS National Championship… (Kazz could care less and waits for next caller… 🙄 … BTW ‘Bama wins. 😆 )

    -“Eddie” asks some question about the team bus thing with Wisconsin… 🙄 … (Supposedly that the Wisconsin bus got at the stadium early and was told that the bus couldn’t enter the stadium until UH got there first and that this caused Wisconsin all fired up.) Rumor was SHOT down by Derek Inouchi on the Sports Animals earlier this morning and the UH buses did NOT break down according to Coach Mack and UH.

    (ON TO THE FUTURE OF RECRUITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    -“Marcus” asks coach about the award winners at the banquet. Coach Mack compliments Blaze along with Coach C. Lee and GA Mike Smith with working with Blaze and thinks that Blaze should be drafted and reminds him of Jeff Ulbrich. Coach Mack said RJ wasn’t at the banquet and was at the hospital with a… 👿 STAPH INFECTION!!!!!! 👿 , but RJ won the Captain’s Award. Coach says Rocky Savaiiagaea won the “Warrior Award” for contributions to his efforts for the community. Bobby C asks Coach Mack is Blaze ready for the NFL? Coach says that Blaze has to show the NFL scouts he’s more than a one year deal and says that Blaze is just a pure football player and thinks he’s a “3rd round pick”.

    (commercial break @ 7:15pm HST)

  268. madeinhawaii December 8, 2009 7:09 pm


    Coach Mack says the most fun he had this year is talking to the seniors 1-1 in his office and hearing what they had to say about what can be done to help them get through the season. He said no one on the team complained or made excuses during the 6-game losing streak.

    That says a lot about the type of players Hawaii has recruited and the atmosphere that the coaching staff has fostered regardless of the win/loss situation. The keys needed to turn the program around and make it a winning program year after year are there, just gotta go get the right players and keep the program snowballing. We lose Smith.. hopefully that’s all we lose from the coaching staff over the next few years.

  269. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:10 pm

    Call The Coach show with Coach Mack PART IV

    -Coach Mack says we’ve been bringing in recruits for every home ball game, we have four coaches on the mainland right now and the rest working on kids here, Coach Mack says that the work is being done and says we’re way ahead with 17 commitments with 22 schollies to give away. Coach Mack says that some schollies are for the kids already on the team that have earned some schollies with their efforts this season.

    -“Mark” mentions that he wasn’t a fan of the pre-game ceremony for the seniors last Saturday.

    -“Don” asks coach if Pilares will move back to slot. Coach Mack says for sure as he saw Rodney Bradley walking around earlier today and many near to Bradley thinks he’ll be just as fast next season. Coach also mentions that Bradley will be hosting a friend of his from the Texas area as UH is trying to recruit him (Bradley’s friend).

    -“Ron” asks coach about Malcolm Lane. Coach says that he worked on his academics this season and says he will be back for sure in time for spring ball. Ron asks coach who the front runner is for the center position. Coach mentions Matagisila Lefiti who is built like a shorter John Estes and Jesse Sapolu’s … um… yeah… (BRAIN FART!!!) NEVERMIND…. NEVERMIND!!!!!! ***DELETE!!! DELETE!!!*** 😈

    -Bobby C asks about the local linemen. Coach says about 4 are seriously looking at UH, one may have committed to Washington (aka WORSHINGTON 😆 ).

    (I think Coach Mack nearly committed a faux-pas, a recruiting/coaching “no-no” on the air… 😳 )

  270. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:13 pm


    We can’t afford to lose Dave Aranda for sure.

  271. bonbons December 8, 2009 7:13 pm

    June would throw

  272. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:17 pm

    FINAL SEGMENT Call The Coach Show with Coach Mack 2009.

    -Bobby C asks if the coaching staff will be in tact for next season or if there will be some changes. Coach Mack says he likes his staff and that there is no way to really keep a staff in tact as it’s always good to better yourself and people need to do what they need to do, but says positives always turn up as you will be introduced with new people with new coaching ideas.

    -On the 2010 schedule and says he looks forward to seeing USC here and then heading to West Point as he’d prefer we play them here first and then to West Point in a few years from now. Coach says “BRING IT” about the 2010 schedule.

  273. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:19 pm

    homey ℞:

    December 8th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Only one name for Slider’s sister… Ace

    Kazz – you gotta unwind at the t-gates. Come early, drink with me (J)J, and koakane. Then throw some football and run some patterns. Then throw some baseball, softball if BG remembers to bring it. Then on to bottle cap throwing. And finally Horse shoes when Al comes and remembers to bring it.

    If no can do that then take over the cooking and meat cutting. LOL


    I don’t drink. If I actually finish two beers during a tailgate, then you know something is up. Either I’ve lost my mind or we’re playing New Mexico State. 😆

  274. d1島 December 8, 2009 7:21 pm

    Thanks Kazz.

  275. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:22 pm

    For the hell of it.

    2010 starting offensive line:

    LT: Brett Leonard
    LG: Brysen Ginlack
    C: Matagisila Lefiti
    RG: Austin Hansen
    RT: Laupepa Letuli (if cannot get another year then Adrian Thomas)

  276. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:24 pm


    Aaron Rink only has one year right? He came to UH as a “senior”?

  277. Kazz December 8, 2009 7:27 pm

    2010 prediction #1:

    -Spencer Smith is gonna be a household name amongst the Warrior faithful next season.

  278. el guapo December 8, 2009 7:52 pm

    Garret re #203,

    Tomey was not the coach when Ellerson first came here, it was either Holmes or Price. The writer might have assumed that Dick was the coach.

  279. Curt December 8, 2009 8:08 pm

    June would throw.

    Too bad we couldn’t take on June’s SMU team. Bah humbug.

  280. kama krab December 8, 2009 8:13 pm

    Kazz #275,

    I agree with that lineup. The only thing that I might add is maybe Letuli at Right Gaurd and Adrian Thomas at Right Tackle.

    Oh and maybe London Sapolu at Center.

    But we’ll see.

  281. kama krab December 8, 2009 8:17 pm

    But I gotta say though,

    With guys like Adrian Thomas, Austin Hansen, and Brysen Ginlack getting some solid playing time the past two years and maybe with the return of Laupepa, the offensive line might not be a big concern.

    With the coaching of Gordy Shaw we can only get better.

    To tell you the truth, I think next years team will surprise on the offensive and defensive lines.

  282. tommui December 8, 2009 8:22 pm

    Glad to hear LTUFFan is recovering nicely.

    KAZZ: Thank you for posting the summary of Call the Coach.

    What amazes me is that one high school player on an all-star team says that he is playing for Hawaii! Except he also wants to play for some mainland college team.

  283. kama krab December 8, 2009 8:27 pm

    You know now that I think about it,

    We might have more depth then most of use think. The only positions that I am really concern about are our linebacker positions and our D-ends.

    We will have to replace our two most solid linebackers in R.J. and Blaze and we will have to beef up our D-end position. Even with John Fonoti in the line up we really did not get alot out of our D-end position this year.

    I think the growth of players like Liko Satele, Paipai Falemalu, Alasi Toilolo and Elliot Purcell will be essential if we are looking at a winning season next year. These four will need to bulk up and at the same time build on there speed of the end. If these players are able to grow over the offseason then we will be sitting pretty.

  284. I love pecan pie December 8, 2009 8:28 pm

    As for the baseball baby’s name,
    I know pitchers don’t want to hear it,
    but how about, “Home Run”…

  285. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:31 pm

    kama krab:

    December 8th, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    Kazz #275,

    I agree with that lineup. The only thing that I might add is maybe Letuli at Right Gaurd and Adrian Thomas at Right Tackle.

    Oh and maybe London Sapolu at Center.

    SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no clue what you are talking about!!! 😯

    But I’ve heard that Lefiti is pretty consistent and pretty solid at center, but when you have to back Mr. Ironman Excellente John Estes, you’re not gonna get noticed much. Besides I think Lefiti is a junior and should a promising young freshman center find his way to Manoa and the depth chart then he’ll have time to develop his strength and technique at the D1 level.

    Really excited to see Brett Leonard though. Me thinks this guy is salivating for a chance to start.

  286. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:32 pm

    Mack was trying to recruit Jessie Sapolu.

  287. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:34 pm

    Mack said Lefiti is built like Estes.

  288. kama krab December 8, 2009 8:34 pm

    The linebacker position will be filled with unknowns.

    Besides Cory Paredes, Jake Huen, and Mana Lolotai, we really will not know what to expect out this linebacking crew. If we can get Brashton back then that will solidify the middle but who knows what will happen with the outside positions.

    It looked like Aaron Brown was doing ok before he got hurt but he will need to start all over agian next year, so you really can’t tell what he will bring to the table next year.

    This part of the team is kind of scary to think about right now.

    Not alot of experience but we do have some talent. Just gotta wait and see on this one.

  289. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:34 pm

    Thank you RedZone for clearing that up!

    *AHEM* 😎

    I believe UH has yet to petition the NCAA for Jesse’s 18th year? 😆

  290. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:37 pm


    We’ll also see what a healthy George Daly-Lyles can contribute at LB.

  291. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:38 pm

    Jessie would look good in the new Warrior unis. I wouldn’t tell. Maybe a beard and some really bushy hair.

  292. RainbowCliff December 8, 2009 8:39 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, so Coach Mac says on his show “he looks forward to seeing USC well good folks I DON’T as the recruiting carousel of GREAT freshmen players are coming as the list includes: 1: Seantrel Henderson, Offensive Linemen from Minnesota, Nation #1 player as he stands 6’8″ 301 lbs. 2: Robert Woods from Serra High School Gardena 6’1″ 180 lb ATHLETE ! runs the 40 in 4.43 seconds and has a 30 inch vertical jump. 3: Dion Bailly 6’1” 195 “BIG HIT” Safety, runs the 40 in 4.45 seconds and his vertical leap is 31 inches.

    Freshmen sensation DJ Morgan ” Mr All Purpose Back ” 5’11” 175 solid pounds of strength and power with break away speed. 37 Iinch vertical jump and runs the 40 in 4.40 seconds.

    The names above are just a FEW that Pete’s getting as he is LOADING up the wagon to invade Honolulu as Mac and his Warriors BETTER have a game plan as I have not mention the returning starters and lettermen returning.


  293. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:41 pm

    Center is the quarterback of the oline so I expect the new guy to come forth in the spring. I don’t have any kind of oline lineup right now. I want to see a real battle for positions. I want to see an oline that can get that push up front on 3rd and one.

  294. TChahng [June would throw!] December 8, 2009 8:45 pm

    June would throw!

  295. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:46 pm

    General 2010 wishes:

    -Better pass rush.

    -Better secondary coverage against the pass (see first wish).

    -Continued running plays on offense.

    -Consistent special teams play on PATs and field goals.


    -No more PRE-GAME senior night ceremonies.

    -Have the entire team sprint up that same hill that Mike Wilton used to make his volleyball players run up prior to the season. 😎

    -A serious look into the strength and conditioning techniques used by the players during the season. Too many pulled hammies and whatnot and when I witness a few players pulling some Michael Jackson dance moves during pre practice stretching while laughing, they shouldn’t wonder why they’re not gonna see some playing time in a while… 😡

    -Green jerseys with the black shoulders AND TAPA PRINT available for sale to fans. 😎

  296. OldDiver December 8, 2009 8:48 pm

    Regarding # 286

    I believe Coach Mack said after he saw Jessie Sapolu he determined that Jessie was to old to play. lol!

  297. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:48 pm

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the all whites at a game.

  298. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:49 pm

    Oops I forgot!!! The long-awaited return of a REAL deep threat on offense.

  299. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:51 pm

    I usually watched Shaw work with oline at the stadium before games. I liked what I saw.

  300. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:52 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    I wouldn’t mind seeing the all whites at a game.

    Our new “all whites” are great indeed! The home green helmet makes it even better.

    MUCH better than the last time we had all whites with that NON-Hawaii related silver helmet on top. Not to mention those NIKE pants incomplete with the tapa print… 🙄

  301. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:54 pm

    I have one big wish for 2010. I want to see more game speed from the Warriors.

  302. RedZone December 8, 2009 8:55 pm

    Kazz they looked like pjs.

  303. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:55 pm

    Can’t wait to face the 2009 EMERALD BOWL CHAMPIONS USC in 2010.

    …ahem… 😎

  304. Garret December 8, 2009 8:57 pm


    Thank you for the recap of the final Call the Coach show of the season.

  305. Kazz December 8, 2009 8:57 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    Kazz they looked like pjs.

    Might as well have been. From the awesome locker room speech 🙄 to the game, we were lookin like we were ready for a nap.

  306. Garret December 8, 2009 8:58 pm


    It doesn’t make a lot of sense to make fun of another team’s bowl game when UH didn’t make the Hawaii Bowl…

  307. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:01 pm

    Before I go nai nai…

    Jim Donovan on sportshawaii said that the construction on the new football coaches offices have begun a few weeks ago.

    I can testify for sure he is right. On Sunday on the way to the basketball game I looked across into the windows and the work has BEGUN!!!

  308. Garret December 8, 2009 9:03 pm

    The Texas football team brings in a crazy amount of money, more than twice any other team in their conference. Instead of putting their fundraising efforts towards an endowment (like most schools), they poured the money into their stadium. Other schools took a huge hit to their endowment during the past few years, but Texas is now showing how investing in their stadium has paid off. I wish that Aloha Stadium has been upgraded like how BSU upgraded their stadium after their BCS appearance.

    The data showed that while the country was in the midst of a lingering and deep recession, revenues generated by the Longhorns football program increased by 20 percent in 2008, rising by $14.6 million to a whopping $87.6 million.

    That’s by far the most money ever generated by a college football program and almost $20 million more than Ohio State — now relegated to second place — pulled in.

    Texas led the way with more than $138 million in total revenue in 2008. For the 2008 season, Texas made more than twice as much from football as Big 12 South rivals Oklahoma ($42.6 million) and Texas A&M ($38.4 million). Nebraska had football revenues of $55.2 million, good for second place in the league and just outside of the top 10 nationally.

  309. Masaboy December 8, 2009 9:03 pm


    The “back up” receivers would not have to stand on the side lines IF the coaching staff will allow then to replace the starters for a play or 2 after they run deep patterns or the RBs for that matter.

    Many top teams, including the NFL, will have the starter automatically come to the side line after a play allowing the back ups game experience thus avoiding the “lack of experience” that has plagued UH over the past 15 years or more.

  310. expat December 8, 2009 9:04 pm

    Thanks Kazz for the call the coach show transcript.

    On a catching up note I just got talked into buying a half case of Gamay Rouge, along with a mixed half of other stuff. Gamay Rouge is a little too “drinkable” and seems to disappear from the house fast.

    I watched the wisconsin game and then had to crash and catch an early flight to HNL and then to KOA and I have been doing some work in Kamuela since Sunday so have been not entirely caught up on the posts.

    It was discouraging to watch the game of course, but overall I feel pretty positive about the season. Alex showed us his potential in the wisconsin game. He had plenty of opportunities and he really made some nice kicks. There are some strong players returning in key positions. The receivers are going to be stacked next year, with plenty of talent going layers deep. RBs look good. Our secondary should be good. Spencer really played well this year, as did Mana. Kawika will just get better.

    Moniz brings a lot to the game, but one thing that really did not work for him at all this year was the deep ball. I don’t know what it was but he just never connected on the deep routes and I think that teams keyed on that a bit and cheated more than they should have. I hope it is correctable. QB competition should be great next year with Raush and Austin pushing Moniz and those three freshman right behind them. I liked watching Shutter on the sidelines during games via streaming video. While the commercials play oceanic just shows different cameras and often they show what is going on along the bench. Shutter was always right there talking with Rolo or Moniz and he very engaged during the games. My understanding is that not all RS Freshmen were as proactive.

    The Warriors did so well with discipline during the year and then had it fall apart during the final game. To me that was the most disappointing part of the game. That kick off after the TD was just sad — a personal foul followed by two consecutive offside calls? There were too many other mental errors. Beating Wisconsin was always going to be hard — no need shoot yourself in the foot along the way.

    Can’t wait for next year.

  311. Pride. December 8, 2009 9:07 pm

    Here is a list of the local commit list so far. I like seeing Hawaii so many times at the end of the names. Of course we know that there will be a few changes between now and NLI signing day. However I hope that the changes go more toward Hawaii than away from Hawaii. Also hoping that some of the question marks will change to Hawaii.

    **** Graham Rowley (Waialua, OG) – BYU
    **** Micah Hatchie (Waialua, OT) – Washington
    **** Kona Schwenke (Kahku, DE) – BYU
    *** David Lefotu (Pearl City, OG) – Hawaii
    *** VJ Fehoko (Farrington, MLB) – ???
    *** Dustin Elisara (Kapolei, MLB) – ???
    *** Shaydon Akuna (Kapolei, S) – ???
    *** Lawrence Lagafuaina (Aiea, DT) – Washington
    *** Taz Stevenson (Mililani, S) – Washington
    *** Sealii Espenesa (Iolani, DT) – ???
    *** Sani Fuimaono (Punahou, DT) – ???
    *** Kaiwi Crabbe (Punahou, OG) – ???
    *** Desmond Tautofi (Kaimuki, DT) – Wyoming
    *** Jeremy Ioane (Punahou, S) – ???
    *** Hauoli Jamora (Kahuku, DE) – BYU
    ** Frank Loyd (Moanalua, OG) – Hawaii
    ** Pep Fonokalafi (Kaimuki, DT) – Hawaii
    ** Ipulasi Eselu (Moanalua, OLB) – Hawaii
    ** Sean Shigematsu (Kapaa, OT) – Hawaii
    ** Calen Friel (Kailua, DE) – Hawaii
    ** Charlie Tuaau (Leilehua, DE – Hawaii
    ** Samson Anguay (Campbaell, RB) – Hawaii
    ** Corey Lau (Kailua, WR) – Hawaii
    ** Jeremy Higgins (St. Louis, QB) – Utah State
    ** Andrew Manley (Leilehua, QB) – ???
    ** Kelii Kekuewa (Kamehameha-Keaau, OG) – ???
    ** Tuu Lolohea (Kapolei, MLB) – ???
    ** Alex Paiva (Kapolei, OG) – ???
    ** Elvis Matagi (Kekaulike, DT) – ???

    Can’t imagine what a team would like if ALL of Hawaii’s blue chips stayed home.

  312. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:08 pm


    But they’ll pretty much win that bowl game and then they’d be the Emerald Bowl Champs. I mean we could have faced a PAC 10 and possibly a Rose Bowl champion, but we get a Emerald Bowl Champion.

    I mean we could have faced a PAC 10 and maybe a National Champion, but we get a Emerald Bowl Champion… instead.

    Either way we’ll be facing a championship-caliber team come September 2nd.

    Maybe not a PAC 10 championship caliber team. Maybe not a Rose Bowl winning caliber team, BUT a championship caliber team nonetheless… an emerald bowl championship caliber team.

    For all that money they have at their disposal, the recruits, the coaching staff, the alumni support, the student support to achieve a prize at the end of the season like the Emerald Bowl is just… nice.

    Good for USC!


  313. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:14 pm


    Agree with you about Cayman Shutter. Even during fall camp, we all saw Shutter always within an arm’s distance away from Greg Alexander. With Alexander as the starter he was getting most of the reps.

    Shutter was always visibly “picking” Alexander’s brain and looking out for pointers and whatnot.

    Even after practice, he was always throwing balls at trash can-sized targets down field. Sometimes he’d be out there when the rest of the team headed for the locker rooms or to class and he’d still be gunning balls downfield and he’d have to run down there just to retreive them.

    I’ll back Moniz all the way, but with other QBs like Shutter, I wouldn’t mind for a QB competition at all next season. COACHES JUST BETTER MAKE THEIR DECISION IN GOOD TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  314. Kazz December 8, 2009 9:22 pm

    nai nai

  315. RainbowCliff December 8, 2009 9:30 pm

    Mr. Kazz, I don’t know what GUAVA you are drinking BUT USC will ALWAYS be on top DESPITE the sarcasims that you display.

    The scores the past TWO times that SC played Hawaii has been “BLOWN CITY” and this time around BECAUSE of the fact they are not playing for the National Championship or Rose Bowl make them an opponent who can and will put a HURT on Hawaii !

    Despite your humor to the “Emerald Bowl” they are playing as Hawaii is not and the “ALOHA BOWL” is not all up there with the elite bowls as Notre Dame proved that to you with a BUTT KICKING they gave you last year.

    So, before you go being sarcastic at USC bra, Hawaii needs to “step it up” as it will and can be a total blow out with the TROJANS putting 50 on the board before the half and I bet you won’t be “good for USC then”.

  316. LizKauai (iPhone) December 8, 2009 9:47 pm

    Curveball- what about “shortstop” ?

    Pride. Mahalo for the good news about LTUHF. Still praying as the post-op time is important too.

  317. d1島 December 8, 2009 10:10 pm


    I bet the baby turns out to be so cute that everyone going wanna put on the “Squeeze Play”!

  318. RedZone December 8, 2009 10:14 pm

    Shutter was one of the qbs who would be throwing balls early before the game at the stadium. Looked pretty sharp to me.

  319. Mrs. LTUH December 8, 2009 10:16 pm

    Mahalo to all for your prayers, love and support. I really appreciate all your kind thoughts. LTUH is recovering at the ICU. He will be back in a few weeks.

  320. d1島 December 8, 2009 10:19 pm

    Congratulations RainboWarrior!
    Congratulations HawaiianBod!

    Thanks for checking in Mrs. LTUHF! Look forward to seeing both of you at the next Karaoke Kall! 🙂

  321. RedZone December 8, 2009 10:19 pm

    There is a DT on Prides list that I really like.

  322. d1島 December 8, 2009 10:22 pm

    Prayers for those from the Plain States to the Great Lakes as they ride out a vicious storm tonight and tomorrow.

  323. Pride. December 8, 2009 10:26 pm


    December 8th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    There is a DT on Prides list that I really like.</blockquote)Which one RedZone?

  324. al December 8, 2009 10:26 pm

    mrs. ltuh

    you did good.
    i am sure that longtimer will get better much faster now that he knows you may be lurking on the blog.

  325. Mrs. LTUH December 8, 2009 10:27 pm

    Thank you Liz. That is very true.

  326. Mrs. LTUH December 8, 2009 10:31 pm

    Haha, al. I’ll try. Got to get to bed as it’s been a long, scary…day.

  327. al December 8, 2009 10:37 pm

    lagafuaina is a soft commit and will visit hawaii this weekend
    jamora has been wavering and may have decommitted
    there’s a couple or two who need to improve academically to get thru the clearinghouse.

  328. Pride. December 8, 2009 11:05 pm

    Lagafuaina reminds me of B.J. Raji who played at Boston College last year, and now plays with the Packers.

    Frank Loyd reminds me of Bernard Carvalho who played for Hawaii in the early eighties.

    Hopefully Sean Shigematsu plays like his dad did when his dad was a starting offensive tackle for three years with UNLV from 1978 to 1980. Dad Delroy Shigematsu took over at right tackle when Waiane alumnus Hansel Kane graduated from UNLV as the starting right tackle for about four years undeer then coach Tony Knapp. His son Mika Kane was the starting Nose Tackle for Cal the past two years. Apologies for digressing.

  329. Slugger December 8, 2009 11:11 pm

    Congratulations, RainbowWarrior!

    Congratulations, HawaiianBod!

    Night all!

  330. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 11:26 pm

    • Bus did break down. It was the one carrying the players from UH to the stadium (the ones who didn’t get to stay overnight at the hotel).
    • Wisconsin didn’t use the entire extra week. It practiced three days, then was given the Thanksgiving weekend off.
    • Earvin Sione is NOT on scholarship. The offer was withdrawn when he didn’t qualify as a freshman. He also burned his redshirt year, so he only has three years remaining.

  331. Stephen Tsai December 8, 2009 11:30 pm

    Also, the guys who “stepped up” — Kawika Ornellas, Liko Satele, Bryant Moniz — are walkons. Tuika Tufaga, Corey Paredes, Richard Torres and Jon Medeiros joined as walk-ons.

  332. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 9, 2009 12:34 am

    I am so pleased that Coach Mack on his radio show publicly stated that the coaching staff may or may not stay intact and that good things may come from new people.

    My faith in him as a “head coach” has been bumped up a notch.

    Good for your Mack, do what needs to be done. I’ll back that 100%!!!! 🙂

  333. Konaboy3 December 9, 2009 1:34 am

    Goodmorning tsai ohana I just had a ? For pride I just wanted to know why Ikaika Mahoe was not mention on his prediction for the d line for the 2010 Hawaii warriors football team.

  334. wafan December 9, 2009 4:10 am

    A super good morning from the deep freeze!

  335. wafan December 9, 2009 4:11 am

    Congratulations to RainboWarrior and H-Bod!

    Have a great time at the game watching June throw and run the ball. Whoo-hoo!!!

  336. wafan December 9, 2009 4:13 am

    Good to hear LTUHF is on the mend.

    Cheerio, Gov’nor!

  337. d1島 December 9, 2009 5:03 am

    Great Morning All!


    7 degrees!?!? 😯

    It’s a balmy 10 in McMinnville! 🙄

    Be safe!

  338. d1島 December 9, 2009 5:10 am

    Home Grown Report features Linfield football.

    the fifth-ranked Linfield (12-0) football team, which plays at No. 2 Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-0) Saturday. No. 3 Wesley (13-0) visits top-ranked Mount Union (13-0) in the other semifinal.

    The Wildcats, champions of the Northwest Conference, defeated St. Thomas, 31-20, last week in a third-round game. They defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor, 53-21, in the second round and topped Cal Lutheran, 38-17, in their opening game.

    Only four undefeated teams remain to determine the National Champion….hmmm, so that’s what that looks like!

  339. d1島 December 9, 2009 5:29 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  340. Garret December 9, 2009 5:48 am

    This is not about the Warriors, but I really enjoyed reading this story of a son’s devotion to his Father. Giving up the U-Dub vs. Washington State game, the final game of his college career, must have been hard but family comes first.

    In the early morning last Saturday, while his son slept in a chair in a hospital room at the University of Washington Medical Center, Sina Tuiasosopo walked across the room, brushed the hair back from Trenton Tuiasosopo’s face and whispered, “You are my hero.”

    There are infinite ways for a son to show his love for his father. On the eve of his final college football game, Trenton chose to sacrifice the game that once had defined his life.

    Trenton surrendered his last appearance as a Husky to be with his dad, who was suffering complications from colon cancer.

    “I’m not going anywhere until you get out of here,” he told his father.

    The same way an athlete prepares for a big game, Trenton Tuiasosopo scouted the cancer. He got as much information as he could, so he could help his father fight the disease and tolerate the chemo.

    “Words can’t even explain,” Sina said, his voice cracking as he sat in his hospital room Tuesday morning. “They can’t explain how I felt as I sat there and saw my son interacting with the doctors. The kind of questions he was asking them, the detail in his questions. It was very poignant for me. I thought, ‘Man, that’s my boy right there.’

    “He was my mouthpiece to the doctors. He asked the questions I wanted asked. He got me answers. Watching him, I felt so comfortable and at peace. As I watched him I thought, ‘My son, he’s a man now.’ “

    “I want everyone to know,” Sina said, “that my son is my hero.”

  341. Pomai December 9, 2009 6:08 am

    #277 Kazz

    I agree but also Jake Heun, Alex Dunnachie, David Graves & Billy Ray Stutzmann (if they David and Billy) pull a Colt/Davone during the winter,spring and summer.

  342. Pomai December 9, 2009 6:20 am

    RainbowCliff sorry I got no respect for any of the BcS schools this year, not one of them had the ala’s to play TCU or BSU so they made them play each other. To me it shows that all the BcS schools worry to much about $$$$$ and not about the game. Sorry!!!!!!!

  343. Pomai December 9, 2009 6:21 am

    Dang we need a playoff in D1

  344. Pomai December 9, 2009 6:22 am

    And while I am at it, wafan please take this cold weather back to your place where it belongs……….. YIKES

  345. Kareem 33 December 9, 2009 8:10 am

    We need a college football playoff system soon hope coach mac has winning football season in 2010 .

  346. Clinton Corradino December 20, 2009 3:46 pm

    Congratulations on such a great post. I really liked reading it. Thanks!!

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  348. Soft Ware January 3, 2010 11:14 am

    Ive got this bookmarked. Excellent Post. Very Insightful

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