UH hires RB coach

Wayne Moses, who has coached at five Pac-12 schools, has been named the Rainbow Warriors’ new assistant coach in charge of running backs.

Moses most recently was with Army.

But he also was on the same staff with Norm Chow at UCLA and USC.

He is expected to join the team in time for Tuesday’s opening of spring training.

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When Scott Harding — UH’s punter, punt returner, slotback and backup holder — has extended free time, it’s usually not spent indoors.

Harding has developed a passion for golf. This break, he has played on Kauai and Oahu. He hopes to play at Turtle Bay this weekend.

Harding said his handicap is “14-16.”

Harding is coming off a season in which opponents averaged 0.3 return yards per his 56 punts. Five of his hop-skip-jump punts resulted in lost fumbles.

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Congrats to:

> Safety Charles Clay, who was invited to the NFL’s super regional combine in Detroit.

> Former UH cornerback Abraham Elimimian, who was hired as Simon Fraser’s defensive coordinator.

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Quarterback Beau Reilly moves to Hawaii today. Although he does not go on scholarship until this summer, Reilly wanted to come to Hawaii early, at his own expense, to watch the Warriors’ spring training.



  1. 1 March 28, 2014 8:34 am


  2. tanman March 28, 2014 8:41 am


    Who is Simon Fraser?

  3. boolakanaka March 28, 2014 8:41 am

    2. I’m second to no one.

  4. tanman March 28, 2014 8:42 am

    I C… I’ve looked it up…

  5. gobows March 28, 2014 8:43 am

    1st 5

  6. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 8:43 am

    Even at 53, you’re never to old to learn something.
    Neti Pot — where have you been all my life?

  7. gobows March 28, 2014 8:43 am

    american idol judge that drinks at cheers

  8. truegreen March 28, 2014 8:47 am

    ST – loved the Neti Pot, then graduated to the Neilmed Sinus Rinse for extra strength. Good stuff!

  9. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 8:52 am

    Joe’s brother…

  10. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 8:52 am

    I never knew about Neti Pot until I saw my son’s girlfriend carrying what appeared to be a mini teapot.

  11. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 8:54 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

  12. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 8:54 am

    Neti Pot…what position will he play?

  13. jm2375 March 28, 2014 8:55 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! Happy Aloha Friday!


  14. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 8:56 am

    Neti Poti sounds like an outside linebacker.

  15. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 8:56 am

    The point is, I can actually smell the coffee this morning.

  16. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 8:59 am

    my nose gets messed up once in a while…I go diving and it really helps..must be same principal…sometimes get bonus and find one tako.

  17. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 9:00 am

    It’s Aloha Friday…no work till Monday…except for ST.

  18. tommui March 28, 2014 9:02 am


    #15 Nothing like the taste and smell of coffee in the morning – except maybe bacon.

  19. Old School Dave March 28, 2014 9:03 am

    Net Poti: Hybrid DE/OLB – great upside, motor that doesn’t quit, all the physical tools, big time playmaker, disruptive defensive player……..

  20. tommui March 28, 2014 9:03 am

    And a bright Hawaii morning to Beau Reilly!

  21. Old School Dave March 28, 2014 9:04 am

    Sorry about that. Watching too much of Mel Kipper 🙁

  22. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 9:05 am

    Did somebody say bacon?

  23. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 9:07 am

    I feel like bacon now. And not those flimsy bacons they toss on burgers at fast-food places. I want the crispy kind that you can pick up with your fingers, bite off and start talking like a pirate.

  24. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 9:08 am

    And as Colin Cowherd pointed out this morning, whole-wheat bread has been found to not be so healthful.
    Bring out the bacon.

  25. PONO March 28, 2014 9:19 am

    Looks like most of the guys are working real hard in preparation for spring camp. No wonder why we only win one game. Where’s the dedication?

  26. SteveM March 28, 2014 9:21 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to Hawaii, Beau Reilly!

    Congrats to Elimimian!

  27. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 9:22 am

    Team actually had a really good offseason conditioning program.
    Seven weeks of intense workouts. It ended last week because of this week’s spring break.
    If UH struggles this year, it won’t be for a lack of hard work or conditioning.

  28. leron March 28, 2014 9:28 am

    Is Neti related to Pol?

    Was there to watch a game and saw the team walk by softball stadium on their way to practice field for conditioning workouts. Many of them look to be in stellar physical condition thanks to Coach Beemer.

  29. SteveM March 28, 2014 9:33 am

    RE: #16

    NorthShoreFan — I noticed that surfing with a cold really cleared my sinuses after a few wipe outs. Free saline sinus flushes. Of course, that was loooong ago when I was indestructible enough to surf with a cold.

    So I skipped the Neti Pot and used the squeeze bottle as a wipe-out substitute. 🙂

    I wonder if BigWave96744 uses a sinus flush?

  30. fshnpoi March 28, 2014 10:13 am

    st., i got introduced to the neti pot about 15 yrs ago, great tool, been using it ever since. if you using hawaiian salt, make sure it’s dissolved before use..lol

  31. kp3409 March 28, 2014 10:15 am

    24- Whole wheat bread has never been healthy with high fructose corn syrup. Now whole grain bread without high fructose corn syrup is cool

    27- So what your saying is if the team struggles it’s due to lack of coaching? Any other options there?

  32. SteveM March 28, 2014 10:16 am



  33. boolakanaka March 28, 2014 10:16 am

    Bacon good–hmmmn: http://simply-delicious-food.com/2012/03/13/the-ultimate-blt-sandwich/

  34. jm2375 March 28, 2014 10:24 am

    Congrats and best wishes to Charles Clay.

    Happy Birthday wishes to LizKauai and papajoe2!

  35. kaimiloa March 28, 2014 10:40 am

    27. Coaching, not learning plays, not executing plays, talent difference, size, injury, union work slow down, etc….

  36. al March 28, 2014 10:53 am

    today’s musings…

    neti pot
    …st, one hazard. don’t drown.
    …is that to replace kona gold?

    beau reilly
    …i like that enthusiasm.
    …making all the right moves.
    …max who?

    abe elimimian
    …hoping he will one day coach at his alma mater
    …could do damage on the recruit trails of inner city los angeles
    …brother sol could be in the trail.

    scott harding and Charles clay
    …the pursuit of excellence continues
    …hard work is mandatory

    …cowboy bacon. can smell the buggah in my mind’s tastebuds.
    …pair it with pupu pups, 4 eggs, steaming hot rice with mayonnaise and kikoman.

  37. gobows March 28, 2014 10:56 am


    simon poti’s brother

  38. al March 28, 2014 10:56 am

    happy big ones to liz and papajoe.
    one’s out there fishing the coast of west Kauai and the other might be cruising the ocean somewhere.

    …not to be denied. happy belated birthday to surfer girl cat toth.

  39. obachan March 28, 2014 10:59 am

    @#2 Simon Fraser University in Canada; perhaps more well-known for its Pipe Marching Band then its football team. I love the sound of bagpipes – stirs one’s spirit. Congrats to Abe Elimimian.

  40. al March 28, 2014 10:59 am

    one more…happy birthday to long time hanabata days friend hwnstln.
    you old buggah.

    remember playing tackle football on the side walks?
    “run through the line”

  41. old808 March 28, 2014 11:02 am

    #12 Nose guard

  42. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 11:05 am

    Ahhh, the blog topic brings a golf joke to mind and since it’s stupid joke Friday…

    A husband comes home after spending 8 hours at the golf course and the wife confronts him, “Why did you take so long today?” He tells her, “Tom had a heart attack on the 2nd hole.” “Oh how awful that must have been”, she says.

    He shoots back, “You’re telling me, after that all day long it was hit the ball, drag Tom, hit the ball, drag tom…”

  43. A-House March 28, 2014 11:07 am


    best bacon we ever ate was in San Diego on the trip 2 years ago

    thick-wild hickory smell and they gave 5 pieces with every serving – pancakes or eggs or whatever

  44. old808 March 28, 2014 11:11 am

    #40 Al…reminds me of our young days of who could run thru the line. Talk about pounding and I still don’t get it to this day as to why that was fun especially when had hardly no grass and plenty of rocks. We had one slab of open field next to construction equipment where the Pearl Harbor Park is at but of course it was not a park back than.

  45. al March 28, 2014 11:16 am

    old808…we played it on the sidewalk.

  46. Kapahulu March 28, 2014 11:21 am

    Happy Birthday!
    If you’re out golfing…….hurry up before the big rain and wind comes.
    And watch out for the Hail!
    Have a fun day.

  47. Buffoman March 28, 2014 11:57 am

    There was a guy who lived in the neighborhood who as a child was afflicted with polio. One arm was essentially useless as it was without muscle. His nickname was “Stick”. No kidding. The reason I mention him is that he was an incredible athlete with just one good arm. I can imagine what he could have done had he not been handicapped.

    We used to find a yard and spend hours playing tackle football on a small sliver of grass. Touch football was played in the street, sometime with a regular football, sometimes with a tennis ball, sometimes with a ball wrapped with newspaper, wrapped with electric tape. We did a lot of “up the middle” stuff, too, just for the licks.

    I don’t see any of this kind of activity today.

  48. PONO March 28, 2014 12:04 pm

    ST and so has every other D1 team in America. If you want to make up ground on the rest of the competition you can’t just do what everyone else is doing. Boise’s off season participation is almost 100%. Any coincidence that they are always on top? It’s the extra voluntary stuff that can make a difference. I don’t see chip shots and putting making a difference. Just my opinion.

  49. kp3409 March 28, 2014 12:24 pm

    35- IMO I can accept injuries as a legit reason. And difference in talent is evident through scheme, but I think the Warriors are or should be on par with the MW. So I think the rest is on the coaching staff.

    49- Ditto.

  50. WWF March 28, 2014 12:24 pm

    49. Helps to have the Eye of the Tiger that walk ons have. The determination to succeed.

  51. nutmegger March 28, 2014 12:42 pm

    For bacon lovers –


  52. A-House March 28, 2014 12:44 pm


    your post about the UCLA “food closet” is very interesting and certainly can benefit a person like Parker (see yesterday’s post)

    if the “biggies” such as UCLA or Texas or Oklahoma can do it why not UH?

    being that it’s open to ALL students, we as “designated booster”, can contribute without any risk of a NCAA violation.

    question is” who will create a plan and propose it to Chancellor Apple for his review/acceptance/execution – presumably there must a location designated and rules on days/time open, who will control, etc.

    perhaps a good place to start is securing information from UCLA’s program and using this as the “base” of UH’s food closet

    once established, KaLeo can be the “medium” to let all students know it exists, location, day/time open, etc.

    since UH is known as a “commuter school” unsure how many will utilize it, but what the heck it’s a tremendous idea worth spending time working on

    use any local media or tv station to bring this to the attention of all and anyone who wants to donate can do so at any large market on Oahu by dropping it into a container – one can here, another can there – soon many cans

  53. Former UH Athlete March 28, 2014 1:00 pm

    I like this Reilly kid already. He’s eager to get into the starting QB race, even though he can’t participate officially yet.

  54. ai-eee-soos March 28, 2014 1:15 pm

    off topic …

    Mark Sanchez, released last Friday by the Jets, signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract. He can earn up to $4 million if he maxes out on his playing-time incentives.

    He said he received offers from a “handful” of teams but chose the Eagles because of their offensive firepower and coach Chip Kelly’s “cutting edge” approach.

    (I’m not a fan of Sanchise, but I think he will play better than he did, the past couple of seasons.)

  55. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 1:37 pm

    Basebows leading…

  56. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 1:39 pm

    Wahine Softbows leading…

  57. A-House March 28, 2014 1:43 pm

    it’s going to be tough year for the basebows with 3 teams ranked within the top 15 nationwide

    hope the past history does not repeat as they normally “fade” in conference play – let this year be a new beginning for them!!!!!!!

  58. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 1:59 pm

    Softbows win 7 – 3

  59. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 2:14 pm

    Basebows win 3 – 1

  60. Andrew March 28, 2014 2:17 pm


    I think with the big west having 3 game series instead 4, it really helps the rainbows with their bull pen which was an issue in the preseason. They have a solid pitcher that they can use in relief.

  61. tommui March 28, 2014 2:25 pm

    Is it permissible under NCAA rules for Beau to work out with the receivers – i.e. toss the ball around, assuming that there is no supervision by the coaches and not in an organized practice?

  62. Rodney March 28, 2014 2:35 pm

    Max please come to Hawaii!!
    Beau welcome to hawaii!!!!
    #27 Study the play book,practice
    fast and then play fast!!!!! Faster!!

  63. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 2:36 pm

    I don’t see why not. Say if he went to a park and just so happens a few UH receivers were playing toss. He should be able to join in and throw some tight spirals.

  64. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 2:39 pm

    Sheesh, Softbows finished their game before the Basebows yet there is no report of their win in the Star Advertiser updates. Guess the S’tizer staff are busy with other potential breaking news.

  65. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 2:41 pm

    But their is an update on “Nut sales plunge for Hawaii’s biggest macadamia grower”. 🙄

  66. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 2:45 pm

    Okay den, back to the NCAA bball championships. Have a good weekend and try to stay dry.

  67. Kevin March 28, 2014 3:09 pm


    If you use Twitter, follow @NaWahineSB – UH rainbow wahine softball booster club twitter. Has over 4,900 UH Rainbow Wahine Softball related tweets to date and over 500 followers locally, nationally, and internationally. All the updates as deemed necessary and justifiable 25/8/366 all day every day.

    Yes, there is enough going on to justify over 4,900 tweets about one program during the season and off season as well.

    It’s about getting the word out. 😎

  68. Old School Dave March 28, 2014 3:29 pm

    Welcome, Coach Moses. He’ll be here in time for the start of spring ball.

  69. jimmy the lock March 28, 2014 3:37 pm

    Kevin, I’m not in the twitterverse.

    I wonder what Moses’ commandments are for running backs?

    1. Thou shall not fumble.
    2. The QB is god-like, protect him at all cost.
    3. Run hard, run smart, don’t trip on the turf.

  70. old808 March 28, 2014 3:43 pm

    #46 we used to play the military kids from Magrew Point two hand touch football but we kept wiping them out so they asked to play tackle football. Those boys were a lot bigger than us small fries but we still beat them. We were just faster. One of our guys got hit from the side and you could hear his bone snap. That was the last time we played tackle football at Magrew Point.

  71. ai-eee-soos March 28, 2014 3:46 pm

    Wayne Moses … link to …


  72. ai-eee-soos March 28, 2014 3:47 pm

    Wayne Moses … link to … wiki p


  73. iwonderwhytheyhateme March 28, 2014 3:53 pm

    If the online bios of Moses are correct, we probably don’t have to worry about giving him a 2-year contract. He doesn’t seem to stay at one school for longer than 1-2 years.

  74. Shoko March 28, 2014 4:22 pm

    Well, Moses didn’t have much of a choice at Army, Idaho, UCLA and Stanford. He was let go because of coaching changes which isn’t a comforting trend. But, I think he brings a lot more experience at developing running backs than the last coach.

  75. Shoko March 28, 2014 4:32 pm

    Might want to add his one year to Pittsburgh to the list of exits as a result of coaching changes.

  76. whitey March 28, 2014 4:34 pm

    Coach Wayne Moses, aloha and welcome to the Warriors.

  77. Shoko March 28, 2014 4:46 pm

    Might want to add his one year at Cal to the list of exits as a result of a coaching change.

    I better stop there…lol

  78. Andrew March 28, 2014 4:59 pm


    Most times the new head coach wants to bring in his own guys anyway so I don’t know how much all of that should be put against him.

  79. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2014 5:03 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau to all the birthday peeps in Tsaiko land….have a good one today.

    trying to make it to the Garden Isle this summer…and Kona later…

    Aloha & Welcome Coach Moses…show the path through the oline for our running backs..

  80. st. anthony trojan March 28, 2014 5:12 pm

    he he he…hope there will be no more head coaching changes
    the next several years for him…should try n break that
    short 2 year streaks …surely must be hard on
    his family….maybe he will out live the original
    moses…(120) at hawaii…he he he

  81. tommui March 28, 2014 5:14 pm

    Welcome Coach Moses. Help Coach Chow lead us to the promise land!

  82. whitey March 28, 2014 5:47 pm

    congratulations to both basebows and softbows on their win this pm. excellent work and best to you on conference play.

  83. ai-eee-soos March 28, 2014 6:13 pm

    BYU-Hawaii to phase out athletics over next 3 years


  84. st. anthony trojan March 28, 2014 6:18 pm

    sad news indeed …..ai-eee-soos….many sports minded students
    both kane n wahine be sad n hurt also I presume…..

  85. gobows March 28, 2014 6:21 pm

    Who was the last rb coach? And where did he go?

  86. Shoko March 28, 2014 6:24 pm

    79. Wasn’t implying it was a negative in his ability to coach. Just pointing that out so folks wouldn’t think of him as a coach that can’t stay in one place. He had a couple of NFL RBs under his wing like Toby Gehart and Jonathan Franklin.

    Here’s his Army bio:

  87. Shoko March 28, 2014 6:28 pm

    Last RB coach was Wisehan who went to Temple.

  88. Shoko March 28, 2014 6:32 pm

    Temple announcement of Wisehan hiring.

  89. gobows March 28, 2014 6:39 pm

    Byuh won a couple of national championships in volleyball, was runner up last year. Will be amongst the top ranked teams this year.

  90. whitey March 28, 2014 6:45 pm

    very sad to see byuh end its sports program in 2016. they have given our state lots of memories in sports and best to them in the future.

  91. al March 28, 2014 6:54 pm

    welcome aboard wayne moses.
    sounds like a nice hire. recruits the inland empire (east l.a.) and the east bay (oakland, richmond. etc). two hotbeds loaded with talented young men.

    nice resume,

  92. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2014 8:10 pm

    Didn’t BYUH used to dominate in tennis?

  93. al March 28, 2014 8:26 pm

    i am afraid that with byuh sports biting the bullet it could take down hawaii-hilo and chaminade with it.k

  94. al March 28, 2014 10:38 pm

    i sure hope for the good of the program that the next assistant vacancy will be filled by a hawaii alumni who can recruit the hawaii schools, south pacific, new zealand, and australia. it would be nice to also have contacts in san diego, oceanside, etc.

  95. al March 28, 2014 10:52 pm

    don’t you hate the so called supporters of the program who instead of hoping for positive results will only anticipate doom n gloom?

    today’s huge victory over no. 10 ucsb by the ‘bows on the road did wonders for all the true fans and supporters.

    this year’s team has a lot of good pitching finally. a healthy club is showing the pundits what it could with their guns loaded. the spunk of the focuses around some little guys like alivado and ventimilla. flores has comeback in a flurry now that he doesn ‘t have to worry about fielding his position(left field back to first).

    and how about that doi boy!

  96. el burro sabio March 28, 2014 11:20 pm

    #94 – depends how serious, fast, and financially creative Rockne is.

  97. maddog50 March 29, 2014 3:39 am

    With addition of Wayne Moses, spring staff is a little more complete. Something tells me tis way part of a plan all along with the departure of Wisehan…..odd timing. Does not matter he has had a bunch of stops along the way….that is not all that uncommon in that business and in order to remain at a school for a lengthy period it reqires chemistry and winning….I welcome the addition. Lots riding on the development and output at RB. The guy certainly has a wealth of experience

  98. wafan March 29, 2014 5:44 am


  99. wafan March 29, 2014 5:44 am



  100. wafan March 29, 2014 5:44 am

    Good morning!

  101. boolakanaka March 29, 2014 6:47 am

    97….While expediency might have a role to play, in the end, and at this stage of the game, I’m not too sure how creative Rockne can be, or whether it would matter. The business plan has to be tethered to almost certain solvency and have the capacity for sustainability. I guess what I am saying, the numbers are the numbers, and at the end of the day, they will dictate decision-making.

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