Signed, sealed, delivered

The Mountain West Conference yesterday approved an appeal enabling quarterback Beau Reilly to join the Rainbow Warriors.

In February, Reilly made a commitment to join the Warriors. The snag was that Reilly, who returned from a two-year church mission this past fall, initially signed with Colorado State in 2011. A player transferring between MWC schools needs league approval to receive a scholarship in his first year at the second school.

In the appeal, it was noted that UH was a member of the Western Athletic Conference, not the MWC, when Reilly signed with CSU. CSU coach Jim McElwain, who approved Reilly’s transfer request, also wrote a letter supporting Reilly’s appeal.

Peter Nicholson, UH’s faculty representative, presented Reilly’s case during a teleconference yesterday.

The MWC voted unanimously to approve Reilly’s appeal. He is eligible to compete with the Warriors when he enrolls at UH this summer.

Reilly then signed with the Warriors yesterday afternoon.

Reilly, who is from San Diego, will move to Hawaii in April. He will pay his own expenses until he goes on scholarship this summer.



  1. Inyoface March 12, 2014 8:04 am


  2. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:06 am

    Greetings, Inyoface

  3. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:08 am

    I actually have a copy of the “In Your Face Basketball Book.”

  4. A-House March 12, 2014 8:08 am

    oh Happy Days!

  5. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:08 am

    It was published in 1980.

  6. tommui March 12, 2014 8:14 am


  7. A-House March 12, 2014 8:15 am

    OK, now can Chow send Reilly the “playbook” so he can study/learn and get up to speed by the time he reposts for classes in June?

    I’m sure Reilly would appreciate such a gesture of faith and testament to his loyalty to UH.

  8. jeezy33 March 12, 2014 8:15 am

    Not sure what the rules are but can Reilly practice in unsupervised work outs if he isn’t currently enrolled? Just to get his feet wet with some of the QBs and WRs…

  9. jeezy33 March 12, 2014 8:17 am

    Assuming he would have a place to live here with family/or church ties..

  10. A-House March 12, 2014 8:19 am


    why not? does the NCAA control the “free time” of a student athlete who decides to run, lift weights, study playbooks, etc.

    if the NCAA can slap Miami on the hand for major violations such as under the table $$$ and other benefits, will they “punish” if Reilly decides to conduct his own “off-season” workout?

    howeva, knowing the NCAA, it would not be beneath them to do so!

  11. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:20 am

    You are correct. I think he’s going to watch spring practice, which is open to the public, too.

  12. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:25 am

    UH’s next goal should be to buy iPads for all the student-athletes to use.
    Sorry, Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute, but we live in a paperless world. I think most “playbooks” are usually cutups that can be uploaded to an iPad or tablet. I think every coach and athlete from every sport could use one for scouting and self-assessments.

  13. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:39 am

    There will be no neighbor-island trip for the team this year.

  14. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 8:40 am

    Question: How come Hawaiian does not have a direct flight between Honolulu and San Jose? UH volleyball had to take American this morning.

  15. leron March 12, 2014 8:51 am

    Hawaiian does fly to San Jose, but one needs to take a flight to Kahului first to catch the direct flight from Maui

  16. bowwar March 12, 2014 8:53 am

    ST: Any other potential QB transfers or recruits in the stream besides Wittek or Rivers?

  17. KapaaWarrior March 12, 2014 8:56 am

    How many QB’s does this make now for Chow’s competition vying for the #1 QB spot?

  18. el burro sabio March 12, 2014 8:57 am

    ST, get directs to SJC but it’s a very popular flight, gotta book way in advance.

  19. kawika49 March 12, 2014 8:57 am

    Hawaiian has been away so long. They may go wrong and lose their way.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 9:12 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    Good one kawika49! 😆

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 9:13 am

    Welcome to the Warriors, Beau! Git ‘er done!

  22. jm2375 March 12, 2014 9:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope the volleyball team has an uneventful flight.

    Get the players iPad minis. Must be returned at the end of their career, season, whatever. Charge them for any damages, etc.

    But, then again, don’t most of them have laptops anyway?


  23. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 9:18 am

    Lotsa good candidates for QB… I can’t wait to watch Spring practice.

    Maybe I’ll have a chance to watch Beau Riley watching the practices, get a pic of him perhaps. And Tsai could take a picture of me taking a picture of Beau as I watch him watching practices.

  24. Kannakattack March 12, 2014 9:19 am

    16 and 17

    1. Graham
    2. Woolsey
    3. Higgins
    4. A. Phillips
    5. B. Reilly
    6. Hunter Hughes
    7. Mystery QB

    8. If Wittek or Rivers actually decide to come here… lol

  25. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 9:31 am

    UH has a better shot for Wittek than people think. It’s not a great shot, but UH is in the running.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 9:35 am

    Looking over the QB roster, I just gotta believe Chow will find his man.


  27. Slugger March 12, 2014 9:38 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Good news about Riley.

  28. Lowtone123 March 12, 2014 9:39 am

    The more the merrier. Competition will make them better.

  29. Musashi March 12, 2014 10:10 am


    Any update on Rivers? Last I heard it sounded like his brother was pushing for SDSU, but the Aztecs didn’t have an available scholie . . .

  30. SteveM March 12, 2014 10:12 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Aloha and Welcome to Beau Reilly!

    When JJ was asked why he recruited so many quarterbacks, didn’t he say that part of the reason is that the QB on a high school team is one of the most talented guys… and if he doesn’t play QB in college, there might be a another position for him.

  31. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2014 10:23 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day..

    Aloha Beau!…Great to have another Warrior!…IMUA!

    Hooo…lots of softball from today…IMUA NA WAHINE!

    lots of qb’s in camp…how many more? want lots of ol and dl guys.
    me thinks fantastic space..average rb/qb will make some yds.
    me thinks fantastic dl..close space of other team and great rb fo other team no can run.

  32. ai-eee-soos March 12, 2014 10:40 am

    mbb, and other stuff …

  33. HiloBilly March 12, 2014 10:48 am

    DPK, #23

    Maybe I’ll have a chance to watch Beau Riley watching the practices, get a pic of him perhaps. And Tsai could take a picture of me taking a picture of Beau as I watch him watching practices.

    Can we get a picture of you next to your much-publicized ‘personal tree?” Just to see what it looks like…

  34. Boya_jr March 12, 2014 10:48 am

    Great to have Beau on board and congrats on the schollie.

  35. Former UH Athlete March 12, 2014 11:02 am

    Mr Reilly, welcome to the QB competition!

  36. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2014 11:09 am

    Rivers contacted UH, but I don’t think UH is actively recruiting him at this time.
    I think if they don’t get Wittek, they’ll just go into training camp with the QBs they have, although there are a couple of instant transfers out there. So, who knows?
    It’s probably going to come down to Texas and Hawaii for Wittek. It’s also going to come down to where he thinks he has the best chance to play. On paper, if it’s just Texas and Hawaii, the edge has to go to Texas. But he’s already played at one of the premier schools for quarterbacks, so I think it will be an opportunity-based decision. If he’s confident he’ll start at Texas, well, hook ’em Horns. If not, then shaka.

  37. 99club March 12, 2014 11:14 am

    Welcome Beau!

    It’s nice to read that Coach Jim McElwain wrote a letter in support of the transfer request and then to have a unanimous favorable decision by the MWC. Kudos to the Coach and Conference.

  38. A-House March 12, 2014 11:46 am


    maybe the MWC will consider deleting the travel expense UH must pay to fly teams over for football?

    maybe the BWC will do the same?

  39. Andrew March 12, 2014 11:50 am


    UH has no leverage to pull that off. The other schools wouldn’t agree to pay their own travel costs if UH is already paying for it. If they were playing like a Boise State of a few years ago and ranked, they could possibly renegotiate that and succeed if the MWC was worried UH would leave.

  40. A-House March 12, 2014 11:58 am

    I had a dream! no, not the kind of MLK, but standing at a crap table – location unknown.

    my “roll” lasted over 6 hours – had $3,000 on the 4, 5, 9, and 10; had $4,000+ on the 6 and 8; $3,000 on the field; $1,000 on each “hard ways”; and occasionally put $500 on the
    the snake eyes and tracks – wow, that’s $27,000 on every roll.

    then, on a hunch (intuition) pulled down my bets and kept $128 across – 2 rolls later I craped out

    one thing for sure, it was not downtown Vegas – their limit is $200 on the hard ways

    OK, I need to have Hawaii part of the nation’s powerball and be the sole winner!

  41. A-House March 12, 2014 12:06 pm


    not looking for “leverage” – just wondering if their religion or consciousness made them softer – neva hoppen!!!!!!!!

    did BJ ever release his visions and plans ( short, mid and long range )?

    guess not, cause most ADs leave after 7-10 years – like the senior coaches, they are older and get tired faster – besides, all that rich food and liquor works against them

  42. Shoko March 12, 2014 12:15 pm

    Guess it was a pretty easy decision for McElwain to release Reilley since he wasn’t the one who recruited him.

  43. jeezy33 March 12, 2014 12:23 pm

    42. Chow didn’t recruit Mike Wadsworth either and didn’t let him sign with BYU. Circumstances might be different but McElwain could have made it tougher…. So I appreciate him signing off..

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 12:31 pm

    #33 –

    Billy, Billy, Billy… you come out of hiding to say that?

    BTW – Might be heading to Hilo this spring – will give you a call. Love to the family!

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2014 12:36 pm

    Col. A-house – #40 –

    Sorry, but I already reserved that fantasy. But as gracious winner, I’d be happy to give some of my winnings to you and your byootiful wife.

  46. Lowtone123 March 12, 2014 1:02 pm

    #36-ST, Isn’t David Ash the starting QB at Texas providing he’s healthy? He suffered multiple concussions but vowed to return. I think that would make UH the favorite if chance to play was the major consideration. In the end, he’ll probably pick Texas. After all, how can UH compete with Texas?

  47. ai-eee-soos March 12, 2014 1:26 pm

    mebbe Wittek, if he has time & $, could come over and watch spring practice.

    mebbe that can help him make a decision.

  48. A-House March 12, 2014 1:27 pm


    welcome or should I say may I join your playing craps fantasy world!

    wonder how much I would have won and how much I would donate to UH athletics?

    I am more inclined to donate to the “non-revenue” sports than football or baseball or Na Wahine VB or Kane BB – they seem to be holding most or nearly all of their own

  49. bowwar March 12, 2014 1:30 pm

    Did UH pay Wittek’s travel expense to visit here?

  50. ai-eee-soos March 12, 2014 1:36 pm

    odda kine news …

    Kolten Wong hits two-run homer for second straight day

    see SA.

  51. Shoko March 12, 2014 1:49 pm

    49. Think Wittek’s travel expenses were paid by UH. Not like Naim Mustafaa, which in a way was good since he flipped on his commitment. Wonder where that guy is now.

  52. Ipu Man March 12, 2014 1:49 pm

    Go Bows!

  53. gobows March 12, 2014 2:54 pm


    I recall BRS practicing with the team early, not sure if he was enrolled. He left st louis mid year.

  54. Haleakala March 12, 2014 3:18 pm

    Beau, a big welcome to Hawaii and the Warriors!!

  55. Rodney March 12, 2014 3:28 pm

    Wittek,Ohhhh come to Hawaii!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Derek March 12, 2014 3:44 pm

    Maybe he’s a good quarterback, but I’m not high on Wittek. Number 1, he’s not a real mobile guy, he’s a drop back guy like Graham. Number 2, from what I saw him play, he’s not real accurate with his throws. I could be wrong, but the most important trait in a QB is accuracy. I don’t have the stats on him, but you can easily look it up in the USC website.

  57. Derek March 12, 2014 3:53 pm

    OK my curiosity got the best of me. Wittek’s stats.
    2012 52.2% completion, 3 touchdowns, 5 interceptions*
    2013 53.8% completion, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception**

    *started after Matt Barkey got hurt, and includes bowl game against Georgia Tech.
    **part-time starter before he lost his job to Cody Kessler.

    That’s not going to do it. To be a decent/good QB you have to complete at least 60% of the passes to have our team have a chance to compete to win some games. There are other things such as yards per attempt, TDs vs INTs, 3rd down conversions, etc. but accuracy is #1.

  58. Shoko March 12, 2014 4:23 pm

    Graham 46% 2TDs and 5INT
    Woolsey 37.9% 0TDs and 3INT
    Higgins 45.5% 0TDs and 0INT
    Iosefa 100% 1TD and 0INT

    If worse come to worse, we could always put Joey behind center and run triple option.

  59. Shoko March 12, 2014 4:25 pm

    Anyway, prayers to those that lost love ones in that Malaysian Airline tragedy. Already going on the sixth day and still no where to be found.

  60. Lowtone123 March 12, 2014 4:30 pm

    #51-Mustafaa landed in Miami but while sitting out this season per NCAA rules, apparently has left the program. No news on where is will be next.

  61. Shoko March 12, 2014 4:33 pm

    Sounds like Mustafaa, at the moment, is off the radar. Might pop up somewhere in the future. Never know.

  62. Drew March 12, 2014 4:45 pm

    We need to stop recruiting QB’s off of the benches of other teams. Those aren’t impressive numbers put up by Wittek. Sure it was against PAC-12 competition, but he had PAC-12 caliber receivers to throw to and a PAC-12 offensive line protecting him. He will go up against lesser competition in the MWC, but he will also have less talent around him to work with and an abysmal OL. Schroeder had to undergo back surgery after his first year and Taylor Graham didn’t even make it past week 3. Our QB protection needs to be improved. It’s not encouraging that we have more QB recruits than OL recruits. But then again, I guess we do need 5 plus QB’s on the roster since our QB whoever it is will be getting pounded with the current quality of our OL and limited future OL prospects in this years recruiting class.

  63. ALLAN YOUNG March 12, 2014 5:10 pm


  64. WWF March 12, 2014 5:18 pm

    62. Or we could try Ewaliko at QB instead of safety. I would rather see our QB running down the field instead of the opposing team’s QB, which has happened many times to us the past two seasons.

  65. jm2375 March 12, 2014 5:55 pm

    Congrats to Wahine bb on their tournament victory!!


  66. Inyoface March 12, 2014 6:00 pm

    Reilly seems like a good recruit.

  67. Warrior Dave March 12, 2014 6:02 pm

    #40 A-House,

    I hope and pray that I am on the same crap table as you when your dream becomes reality. Wow, that would be something special!!!

  68. oldie March 12, 2014 6:17 pm

    Are the other cable and satellite TV providers allowed to broadcast the UH games that is produced by Oceanic?

    If not, why didn’t HNN work with Hawaiian Telecom, who trying to compete with Oceanic in providing cable TV service, to come up with a comprehensive package?

  69. Rodney March 12, 2014 6:19 pm

    Anyone know what happen to coach
    Tom Kaumyer?

  70. Rodney March 12, 2014 6:23 pm

    Im crazy for Wittek! We should all be crazy for him.
    He probably worth 3 or more wins plus
    a couple wins for special teams and maybe
    3 or more wins from Defense and that adds up
    to a bowl game in Dec!!!! Just a thought!!!

  71. A-House March 12, 2014 7:10 pm

    Warrior Dave & DPK:

    it would be great FUN for us to be on the table during my dream craps run!

    talk about noise!!! neva mind the other 15 people crowded around us – we goin make more noise then them

  72. Rodney March 12, 2014 7:16 pm

    Good job wahine basketball

  73. 808lurker March 12, 2014 7:29 pm

    #69 – Still in town, saw him hanging out with Cal Lee last week.

  74. whitey March 12, 2014 8:15 pm

    and Col going be fun wen you rolling that long, how you going solve your shi-shi problem. Remember, no more time outs, but if get guud friend next to you, he going give you his empty bottle or cup. hahahahahaaa

  75. Rodney March 12, 2014 8:17 pm

    #69 Hmmmmmm!!’n

  76. whitey March 12, 2014 8:18 pm

    but someday Col, you neva know, you will get your dream roll.

  77. Warrior Dave March 12, 2014 8:30 pm

    #74 Whitey,

    I was on a table once when the roller had to go. Everyone told him NOOOOOOO, but he left. Next person took over and it didn’t last much longer.

  78. kev-1 March 12, 2014 8:36 pm

    #73 . . . You sure about that? Wonder what connection he has with Cal Lee? They weren’t on the same staff.

  79. whitey March 12, 2014 8:42 pm

    warrior dave, i can just imagine what your group looked like when he left. sometimes the weirdest things happens when you get one shooter. was on table wen shooter was hot and all kind numbers was coming up plus making the pass. then either hear commotion or look up and no mo shooter. game no pau, but next guy rolling. find out shooter was playing no pass. this happen to me 3 different times. lucky for me, all the next shooters were pretty guud.

  80. whitey March 12, 2014 8:48 pm

    another weird moment in craps. put 5 dollars on yo and tell stick to parley before shooter rolls. shooter rolls 2 yo in a row and you walk away with over 1200 dollars. awesome!!!!!

  81. whitey March 12, 2014 8:59 pm

    only on the strip casinos, playing craps, waitress approaches from your back and says “cocktails”. you turn around and eyeballs fall out of socket, forget what you was goin order, she leaves, you turn back to the game and forget what you doing.

  82. 3-Prong March 12, 2014 10:18 pm

    Beau Knows Football.

  83. 808lurker March 12, 2014 10:22 pm

    #75 & #78 – it was a group social setting.

  84. Warrior Dave March 12, 2014 10:23 pm


    First if all, I tried to stay off tables if people playing no pass. But getting harder and harder except for California Hotel.

    Second, I did the same $5 yo and Stickman said to parley. I said no and threw another $5. Shooter threw the yo! No guys no glory. You my friend have guts!!!

  85. WarriorMojo March 12, 2014 10:47 pm

    Sorry, gonna have to vent. Blangiardi should just shut up. And Slom and Espero should quit the political grandstanding.

    Oceanic had an exclusive rights negotiation window. Nothing wrong with that. KFive had the exact same clause in its contracts when it had UH rights for all those years.

    The exclusive rights window is DESIGNED to give the existing contract holder the first and best shot at extending the contract. That is its PURPOSE. All this crap Blangiardi is spewing to suggest something improper occurred is pure BS. And he KNOWS it because he benefited from that EXACT clause in the past.

    If KFive wanted to retain the rights it had all along, then it shouldn’t have let Oceanic outbid it in the first place. Who was showing the money then?

    Also, notice Blangiardi is saying that KFive would have offered “as much or more” than Oceanic? Well, which is it, Rick, “as much” or “more”? At this point you know what Oceanic’s bid is. Quit being mealy mouth. Would your offer have been “as much” or “more” than Oceanic’s?

    As far as KFive having “state of the art” production? Oceanic was first with HD and digital access and KFive will be equal at best, not better. Of course the only reason KFive is even there is because Oceanic forced them to keep up.

    If the new Oceanic contract has been signed, Blangiardi’s propganda may constitute tortious interference with a contract. If Blangiradi really thinks something is wrong and that the process was flawed/fraudulent, then he should sue. But he won’t because he has no chance in hell.

    So instead he plays dirty with the innuendo and calls in some political favors from Slom and Espero to parrot his nonsense. Its totally disgusting.

    And who suffers from this crap? UH athletics. Blangiardi pretends that he is trying to help UH, but that is pure BS. It’s not about UH. It’s about money. That’s all he cares about.

    ithere broadcasts certainly will not be worse than g nedis ju> purpos

  86. Warrior Dave March 12, 2014 11:00 pm

    Warrior Mojo,

    THANK YOU!!!! I too am sick and tired of RB. Just because he has a forum he keeps flapping his gums. Nothing more to add to your well written post.

  87. leron March 13, 2014 12:04 am

    Rick was on the radio stating his case. Never once did he say PPV would be gone and home games aired LIVE. That would be a death sentence for the gate. Before PPV, games were aired delayed starting at 10:30 and even that was stopped. Away games live and free sounds like the one thing Rick had over Oceanic. Kinda Manini. Would like to see if everything was done on the up and up though. That said, it felt really dirty listening to all of his confusing jargon and sales speak, likea car salesman trying to sell me a car.…campaign=buffer

  88. Truman March 13, 2014 1:13 am

    Who knows if Mike Buck and Rick are friends and planned this radio spot to further Rick’s cause. I used to like Rick and his commentary but maybe his true colors are showing (we’ll see). Mike Buck has a great radio voice and personality but from what I know of him is not the most positive so with that in mind, I am skeptical of this Blangiardi claim.

  89. boolakanaka March 13, 2014 5:32 am

    I got to side with Mojo on this, not as an attack on RB, but rather to the fact, that these are publicy traded companies. Thus, the priority is always slanted towards the bottom-line and shareholders. In as much as they can be good neighbors–which is always a value added, but their primary responsibility if a fiduciary obligation to the share-holder.

  90. A-House March 13, 2014 6:20 am


    I figga you and Stretch goin be on da table with us!

    yea, having to go would be a problem – if you go and crap out after coming back, table mates going say da mood/aura was broken

    just like some guys will always call “off” when they change stickman or dice goes off the table

  91. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 6:52 am

    Back to the future…

  92. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 6:53 am

    Hope the bows win today.

  93. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 6:53 am

    Will the game be televised locally? Or only on ESPN?

  94. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 6:54 am

    Thank God we don’t have to pay for radio…yet.

  95. 3-Prong March 13, 2014 7:09 am

    Not sure what channel but on Fox Sports 5:30??

  96. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 7:27 am

    Thanks 3-Prong.

  97. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 7:29 am

    Come on lurkers, you can do this…100 before Tsai wakes up.

  98. tommui March 13, 2014 7:36 am

    Try for 100?

  99. tommui March 13, 2014 7:37 am

    RB and PPV? Show me the money!

  100. Ipu Man March 13, 2014 7:41 am

    Maybe sell bread pudding to raise dough…

  101. leron March 13, 2014 7:46 am

    97 & 98 channel 228 or 1228

  102. NorthShoreFan March 13, 2014 8:49 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….bootiful day

    Good win for NA KOA WAHINES….need to reload for today. IMUA NA WAHINE!

    #85…yup!..totally revealing

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