Spring practice No. 4

• Left wideout Rodney Bradley made the best play today, catching an inside screen, and then juking safety Spencer Smth for a big gain. Bradley, who played in a run-oriented offense at Navarro College last year, is feeling more comfortable in the offense.
• Despite the mis-step, Smith is having a solid spring. He’s been a No. 1 safety every practice.
• The Warriors are placing more emphasis in the trenches. There is an extended drill that focuses solely on inside runs. Leon Wright-Jackson,  Inoke Funaki, Jayson Rego and Hogan Rosehill are earning their yards.
• Running back Daniel Libre, who has petitioned for an extra season, has not practiced this spring. But he works out daily in the weight room.
• Cornerback Chris Black has a sprained ankle. He expects to resume practicing next week.
• The Warriors are platooning on offense, which helps double the number of offensive plays in practice. After one offense runs a play, the second sprints onto the field. But it’s taxing on the defense, which is not huddling and stays on the field for extended sets.


  1. expat April 6, 2009 10:19 am


  2. expat April 6, 2009 10:19 am

    Every once in a while you just get lucky.

  3. expat April 6, 2009 10:22 am

    Good for the D. All the guys need to get their endurance up. Things are looking exciting for next year. I really hope to make it up to Seattle — if just to see my old neighbors the A-house family — it has only been 25 years since I saw them last.

  4. Buffoman April 6, 2009 10:27 am


  5. expat April 6, 2009 10:30 am

    Every once in a while you come across a story about a bit of history that has been hidden for a while and it just makes you sad. Who else knew that 65% of Allied French soldiers were Black during WWII? Looks like some (US) folks made an effort to make sure that it didn’t make the history books.

    Not really football related but it reminds us of how much work has yet to be done.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid April 6, 2009 10:31 am


  7. Da Punchbowl Kid April 6, 2009 10:31 am

    Top Ten anyway…

    Good morning all!

  8. Da Punchbowl Kid April 6, 2009 10:32 am

    Great stuff, Mr. Tsai! Keep it coming.

  9. 808Chef April 6, 2009 10:34 am

    Sup all! How yous doinz?

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid April 6, 2009 10:35 am

    Are your early perceptions of Rosehill proving true, Stephen? Nice to see him in the rotation.

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid April 6, 2009 10:35 am

    Howzit chef!

  12. junichiro April 6, 2009 10:36 am

    thats good practice for defense….because when offense no work defense on the field all day any way

  13. cheepono April 6, 2009 10:44 am

    top 15!

    cheepono out!

  14. katsa48 April 6, 2009 10:44 am

    top 15 🙂

  15. Mr Colomaohana April 6, 2009 10:45 am

    what up tsaikos
    happy belated bday koakane.

  16. wafan April 6, 2009 10:47 am

    Top 20!

    Good lunch at Norma’s! YUM! A ‘shroom burger.

  17. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:49 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good idea for platooning the offense and while making the defense adjust and stay on the field… many games are noted to have the defense on the field for a long time–hopefully not the Warriors this year.

    …at work today. Will be back at lunch time…

  18. Stephen Tsai April 6, 2009 10:55 am

    Mack said with all of the spread formations and substitutions, it’s better to go with no-huddle defenses.

  19. Rob25 April 6, 2009 11:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Congratulations to the BaseBows who are ranked #23 in Baseball America poll! Good to hear that on the radio this morning.

  20. Rob25 April 6, 2009 11:09 am

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    7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street, Honolulu)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 60 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

    J(J) – Ventura Highway
    UHFan808 – Funky Cold Medina
    Pride – One In A Million
    Addahknowjoe – Me & Mrs. Jones
    UHFan808 & Lefty – Tricky
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  21. Rob25 April 6, 2009 11:10 am

    Hi DPK! I haven’t seen you, in person, in a long time. I sure hope all is well with you and your honey…Sweety.

  22. Stephen Tsai April 6, 2009 11:11 am

    Kramer was named Pitcher of the Week.

  23. g-nalo April 6, 2009 11:14 am

    good morning albeit barely!

    good time to place emphasis in the trenches, too bad i only got to see the very first practice. 🙁

    speaking of which………..never thought O-line practice would be so interesting, but i enjoyed watching their stances/footwork.

  24. fbi75warrior4life April 6, 2009 11:16 am

    hi stephen how is the bigisland boys doing today at spring football. i was there on saturday practice they did very well .

  25. Piper's son April 6, 2009 11:29 am

    Good mid-morning to all.

    Top 25?

  26. al ™ April 6, 2009 11:35 am

    good move bringing bradley in early. it will pay dividends come september.

    how are the other early arrivals doing?
    brett leonard
    david hafoka
    tank hopkins
    lametrius davis

  27. curveball April 6, 2009 11:40 am


    Have not really watched the first three but lametrius davis looks real good…….

  28. jm2375 April 6, 2009 11:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Good to hear practice is going well. What is it that pride. always says about perfection? Where is he anyways?

    Gotta go look for some fuuuud, woke up late, so no more chance make lunch.

  29. (Jesse)James April 6, 2009 11:49 am

    Hey Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    I actually like the idea of the D staying on the field and building up their endurance…It will pay dividends in the end. And like junichiro said, when the offense doesn’t work, the D is on the field more. Even when the offense works too good, the D is on the field longer….

  30. al ™ April 6, 2009 11:56 am

    sounds like our receiver corps may be one of our strongpoints this year.

    taylor bradley

  31. mauiwarrior April 6, 2009 12:01 pm

    no noise being made by ryan henry, thought he was a bright spot last fall, and what about ostrowski? just checking, even without the two the depth seems more than adequate……….how is brashtons sideline to sideline speed, i feel that was solly’s strength hopefully brashton has that ability to cover ground quickly

  32. Garret April 6, 2009 12:08 pm

    It is always great to get updates from practice! I agree with Al that is was very important to bring in Bradley early in order to give him the time to adjust to the offense. I look forward to seeing him make big plays this season.

  33. Garret April 6, 2009 12:09 pm

    Pro Football Weekly talked with NFL coaches, scouts, and front office personnel and had a note about Samson and how Miami’s current management is getting rid of all the draft picks from their previous management.

    The Dolphins lost (CB André) Goodman (in free agency) and did not sign anyone to replace him. They need a nickel cornerback. … When you look back at (former Dolphins GM) Randy Mueller’s one draft (in charge) there, how many of those guys are still on the team? (WR) Ted Ginn is. John Beck is the No. 3 quarterback. There is nothing else left. They just traded (C Samson) Satele and basically just told him he couldn’t play. (RB Lorenzo) Booker was gone after one year. I think they cut every other pick. They traded away their two best receivers — Wes Welker and Chris Chambers. And now that Randy is in San Diego, all of a sudden, things aren’t going well there (either).”

  34. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 12:10 pm

    al, hands down the receivers are our strength, you r spot on–as usual. 🙂
    but again as I have mentioned ad naseum, the focus is on Gordie Shaw and Chris Tormey to re-shape the 2 units that are the warriors sine quo non to success–O-line and Secondary.

    Another thingie–JMO–keep the routes simple–that is a message to Ron Lee–he is not given much credit–but Coach Ron is out ahead in his thinking and is very underrated. JMO. he has the genius….however, much is lost in translation.
    Again, another point on the receivers, we fell off in production last year becz our go-to-guy was inconsistent.
    That might be rectified with the contemplated shift to slot by Greg Salas and a permanent-home at slot for Kealoha.
    As I have opined and Kealoha himself has admited, he is too-light to sustain the physical-brutalty required at RB and still maintain brilliance at slot.
    C’mon, coaches–leave Pilares to mature into the athletic-brilliance he so promisingly displays….otherwise–great SPR.

  35. Garret April 6, 2009 12:12 pm

    I could not imagine being a basketball player whose Dad in Michael Jordan. It is nice that his son is doing so well.

    Imagine following in the footsteps of a father named Michael Jordan.

    “It hasn’t been easy,” said Marcus Jordan. “People are always comparing me to him and saying I won’t be as good as my dad.”

    None of that mattered on the night of March 21 as Marcus jubilantly pointed to family members and a collection of cousins and close friends in the Carver Arena stands after leading Young to the Class 4A title in Peoria.

    “It’s the one thing my dad hasn’t done–win a high school state championship,” Marcus had said earlier. “He’s let me know all my life about him winning everything else.

    On the biggest stage, which included a statewide television audience, Jordan had a team-high 22 points–19 in the second half–and six rebounds in a 59-54 semifinal victory over Thornton.

    His game-high 19 points and five rebounds and his tough defense on 6-foot-7-inch All-Stater Jereme Richmond paved the way for a 69-66 victory over Waukegan in the title game.

  36. Colomaohana April 6, 2009 12:13 pm

    Howzit gang!

  37. Garret April 6, 2009 12:17 pm

    It is hard to imagine that a “student”-athlete could play more than 40 basketball games for UConn without receiving a grade for any of his classes! He has been a key player on their team, but they sure are stretching the “student” part of his description. This player competed in the Final Four despite not getting a grade in a college class since 2007!

    More than ever the question haunts me during this Final Four. I want to believe the good stuff about college sports, but the bad stuff, the greed, the arrogance, the deceit keeps banging on the door.

    It is a story both heartwarming and head-scratching. FERPA laws assure his privacy, but if we are hearing him correctly, he doesn’t have a grade since fall semester 2007. He reaffirmed Thursday that he withdrew from classes last spring. It never was made clear precisely what happened, with Jim Calhoun once calling it an “academic redshirt.” It was Calhoun who appealed to the dean on Robinson’s behalf to prevent him from failing out.

    Part of me believed Sticks would turn pro after this season. That would have meant he’d post zero grades during a 16-month period in which he played more than 40 games. While it evidently would have broken no rules, it sure would have made the notion of student-athleticism a sad joke.

  38. KapoleiWarrior April 6, 2009 12:18 pm


    Your question about Brashton brings up one of bright spots I noticed in watching practice. I had never questioned Brashtons physical strength and run-stuffing ability, but was a little concerned about his play in space, particularly in pass coverage. But based on what I’ve seen in practice thus far I think we can rest easy on that concern. Brashton was indeed swarming to the ball from sideline to sideline and even more impressive was his play in pass coverage. He looked like a big safety dropping back into coverage, breaking up several passes and even picking one off. It’s also quite obvious that he is taking on the leadership role on this defense. I think he is/will become our “alpha dog” on that side of the ball.

  39. Garret April 6, 2009 12:21 pm

    I find it hard to believe that JJ has two verbal commits for 2010 and both are defensive players (NT O’Guinn, CB Swope). According to Max Emfinger, both are among the top 200 recruits in the country, 5-stars (his scale goes up to 6 stars).

  40. Garret April 6, 2009 12:23 pm

    I thought that Brashton played quite well last season when he was at MLB. I’m glad that he’s taking a leadership role, because he definitely can show the lesser-experienced LBs how to perform on the field.

  41. al ™ April 6, 2009 12:24 pm

    tks curveball. i hear that the toughest decision is where to have him play cb or safety.

    what with aaron brown due in the summer?
    sounds like what spencer smith can do and/or current cb’s can do will determine ld’s final position.

  42. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 12:32 pm

    Just jumping subjects becz I am so jazzed with the Clutch-kids and Coach Mike’s best team since 2006, when he took his 45-17 bowz to the regionals in Corvalis after a 13 year draught.

    WEEK 2 in WAC play gives Hawaii (3-1) the golden opportunity to stay on top.
    They are off to lighter-air and need to launch shots into the jet-stream to keep pace with a Nevada team (3-1) that scored 13 runs but still lost one to LaT @ Ruston.

    Fresno State (0-0) comes off their conference bye-week and will try to kool off a red-hot-hitting, visiting NMSU (3-1) team. The aggies took 3 from USF and are capable of spliting or taking this series.
    The dawgs have played tough lately and have won 6 in their last 8.
    This series is the one to watch and track.

    San Jose State (1-3) entertains WAC basement-dweller, LaT (1-3) and this portends to be a swing week for the Sparts to make up ground on the leaders with a sweet-4-game-sweep.

    SAC ST (1-3) draws the second-week conference-bye so the hornets will remain 1-3

  43. curveball April 6, 2009 12:38 pm

    Chris Blacks ankle did not look good on Saturday. Now ST says he will not practice this week.. this could also change some decisions..

  44. mauiwarrior April 6, 2009 12:38 pm


    thanks for that update, can’t wait for next season……..cheeee

  45. Garret April 6, 2009 12:43 pm

    That is too bad about Chris Black, especially with the competition going on right now for the starting CB spots.

  46. Garret April 6, 2009 12:44 pm

    Talking about CBs, Ryan Mouton showed up on this list of CBs that the Titans might draft.

    Ryan Mouton is a little bit of a different species than the other corners listed here. Mouton is more of a nickelback who also plays as a slot receiver on offense and returns kicks as well. He has good cover skills and is good in man-to-man. Height may be a problem as an outside corner so he may be limited to playing in the slot in nickel and dime packages.

  47. Garret April 6, 2009 12:45 pm

    Remember the article I posted earlier today where the writer questioned Bess’ ability? Miami’s GM just went out of his way to praise Bess.

    Ireland, in a wide-ranging interview Friday, also labeled second-year receivers Davone Bess and Brandon London “ascending” players that intrigue management.

    “This time last year, we didn’t have Bess. We really didn’t know about Camarillo. We brought Earnest [Wilford] onto the team. Obviously, Earnest didn’t get a lot of playing time for specific reasons. I think that it is a position we have to look at.

    “There are some really good players there. I think there are some guys that can ascend.

  48. Kazz April 6, 2009 12:51 pm

    Salas at slotback? So a Rodney Bradley, Greg Salas, Kealoha Pilares, and Malcolm Lane look could be a possibility?

  49. Bulla April 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    aloha Tsaikos,

    loooooooooooooong time no see, did happen to run into m/m stevem. at Genjis on saturday nite. dropped in for a quick bite and mrs bulla had to sing her boots song…oh my.

    football around the corner :), looking forward to 4-25-09 tsaikogate!

  50. HiFlyer April 6, 2009 12:56 pm

    Congrats to the basebows on their #23 ranking!!

  51. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 1:03 pm

    Relax guyz we are only in the SPR.

    Aug-camp is when we ramp-up the angst on our secondary.
    For sure we need stand-out players but Im more interested in the quality of our top-8 in 2.0 rotation and the progress-n- development of our redshirt frosh–Ornellas, Stepter, L. Walker, Christian and Mr ballz-to-the-wind, Richard Torres.
    If these athletes are on a sharp upwards learning curve, we are on course to lock-n-load!

  52. curveball April 6, 2009 1:03 pm


    A single to right center will score 2…hahahaha

  53. al ™ April 6, 2009 1:04 pm

    i know last year the coaches were singing the praises for jeramy bryant. i hope his progress continues.

  54. al ™ April 6, 2009 1:07 pm

    wf2…..lol at your richard “the lion hearted” torres description. he is a tough cookie isn’t he. he certainly dicredited all those who thought he was picked up just to appease the kahuku head coach.

  55. al ™ April 6, 2009 1:10 pm

    i really like greg salas at the hybrid slotback position. i envision him wreaking havoc upon the linebackers who can’t keep up with his speed as well inducing some lip-pounding on the smaller db’s.

    sort of like a tight end in slotback’s clothing.

  56. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 1:10 pm

    Kazz, depends if Malcolm comes in hot or cold.
    It’s his senior year and we should expect to see him climbing-backs to snare passes out of the air!

  57. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 1:14 pm

    al, that’s Y i luv the kid–he defies logic and staus quo thinkers and lends retrospect to the legend–Eddie would Go!

  58. cavewarrior April 6, 2009 1:21 pm

    re platooning
    are we bsu’ing-like with special plays for specialty personnel?
    just wondering….

  59. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 1:26 pm

    Good to hear some updates from the practice field.

    Congrats to the BaseBows on their national rankings. Take 3 of 4 at home and split on the road and they’ll be cruising into the NCAA Tournament even if they don’t win the WAC Tourney.

    Come to think about it the ‘Bows are two games behind their ’06 pace (last time they made the NCAA Tourney) at this point in the season.

  60. fbi75warrior4life April 6, 2009 1:29 pm

    al i understand you the coaches did the same with mana silva singing the praises last spring came summer different story. go mana show your bigisland pride.

  61. Florida Patti April 6, 2009 1:33 pm

    Aloha Kekoa!

    Just found out you had a birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday and blessings to you. I too am an Aries, and my birthdy is this Friday (Good Friday). I am not going to celebrate, for in this stage of the game, don’t understand why I should be “happy” about getting older…ha! ha!

    The sign of the Ram is a very wonderful zodiac sign..we are warm, loving, understanding and leaders. Don’t know if I fit all these catagories, but like to think I come close.

    I’ve never met you, but I would say you are a true Ram!! Best of everything to you with much aloha.

    Florida Patti

    P.S. Hello to all the other wonderful tsai-kos. Florida Ted is doing better each day and cannot wait to get on the blog again…soon I hope!!

  62. HiFlyer April 6, 2009 1:41 pm

    curveball – that was a good one. what a clutch hit just when they needed it.

  63. Kazz April 6, 2009 1:43 pm


  64. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 1:44 pm

    On O the buzz word is package, ie, a special assortment of player personnel that fits a game-time situation, field-position or clock circumstance.
    On D–personnel changes are dictated by packages in the form of D-schemes which Mr. ST has covered extensively in his articles on this subject matter.

    Platooning sugests a whole new-set, en mass, of personnel changes in the game–much like Vince Goo did on his wahine bsktbl team.
    To be honest, I havent seen platooning in D1A football in a long time, unless it occurs at the end of the game or unless one defines it in terms of the three phrases of football–
    O-STs and D.

    If u r asking, however, whether Greg Salas would be used at slot in a package I hope not. But that is left to MAC n Staff to decide.
    I could see Tua, et al, in a redzone package as an H-back (TE behind the line of scrimmage), even Inoke as something to the wing or wide and of course Sallas in the slot, if he were to remain at WR.

  65. d1島 April 6, 2009 1:45 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Whew! 5 days out-of-office = one hella busy morning at work! 🙁

    I love that WR screen! ala JRiv, you get a big body bruddah slicin’ thru the Defense for big yards, dat’s exciting!

  66. Kazz April 6, 2009 1:47 pm

    Whoops! Man I am behind with the times now…


    Da Bows and da Wahine stepped up this weekend!!! :mrgreen:

  67. d1島 April 6, 2009 1:48 pm

    Hi FloridaPatti,

    All the best to FloridaTed.

  68. d1島 April 6, 2009 1:50 pm

    There’s a +400 ticket that made its way back over the pond that makes me wanna say….


  69. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 2:18 pm

    So d1 bet on tonight’s game, eh? Wondah if he’s gonna win some $$$$

  70. Stretch April 6, 2009 2:20 pm

    April 6th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    There’s a +400 ticket that made its way back over the pond that makes me wanna say….

    We know who is buying the next time if Mich St wins….


  71. (Jesse)James April 6, 2009 2:22 pm

    al…who is Richard the Lionhearted??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  72. Jason April 6, 2009 2:27 pm

    d1: I love that WR screen too. I thought we didn’t use it enough last year. Hope to see it more. Then again, part of the problem last year was not being able to execute it well.

  73. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 2:28 pm


    Knowing your luck d1 only bet a dollah on the Spartans! Bwahahahaha!!!!!!

  74. duffer April 6, 2009 2:31 pm


    When you get to Maui for the scrimmage, me and whitey would like to buy Frank a couple of rounds at his Karaoke call. Make sure you come and see us when you get here!

  75. SojuNTaegu April 6, 2009 2:31 pm

    Congrats to the Bows Baseball team being ranked 23rd! It’s about time that the world sees true talent!

    Go Bows!

  76. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 2:32 pm

    tarheels all the way–thats Obama’s pick.:)

  77. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 2:46 pm

    (jesse) james, Cœur de Lion (the Lion-Hearted) or Richard I, King of England, was known for his bravery and courage in battle. He led the Third Crusade.
    Al’s reference is to Richard (Torres) of Hawaii warrior fame who as a true frosh displayed courage on ST play despite his size and lack of athletic notoriety coming out of HS.

  78. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 6, 2009 2:48 pm

    How about Richard “Da TUNDA-hearted” Torres?

  79. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 2:53 pm

    North Carolina should win but McChicken State might pull something out of there arse maybe. I hate both teams anyway, but I would like to see North Carolina beat McChicken State!

  80. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 2:53 pm

    Richard ” Da Terrorizah” Torres

  81. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 2:58 pm

    Well, if Obama can apologize to Europe for USA’s arrogance, he can apologize to the basketball world, for the second-time, on his blotched pick. boo-haha.

  82. (Jesse)James April 6, 2009 3:03 pm

    wf2…Ummm…I hope you know that I was being a wise butt….teasing al about his age….LMAO

    d1/Jason, I agree, I like that WR screen….especially when Rivers ran it. But, like you said, the execution wasn’t there last year.

    I also Really, really love the shovel pass…..shhhhhhh, but don’t tell that to Koakane…he loves that play as well, he just doesn’t know it yet…..LMAO…MWAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA

  83. d1島 April 6, 2009 3:03 pm


    CRW is pretty close….

    success tonight won’t come near to making up the losses incurred last week. 🙄

  84. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 3:04 pm

    I could take Obama in one on one no problemo!

  85. Jason April 6, 2009 3:05 pm

    James and wise in the same sentence? Hold that thought.

    *looks outside*

    No, I don’t see any pigs flying … Makes more sense that James failed history. 😀

  86. d1島 April 6, 2009 3:05 pm

    Almost tip-off!

  87. Stretch April 6, 2009 3:06 pm

    April 6th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    CRW is pretty close….
    success tonight won’t come near to making up the losses incurred last week.

    you can’t worry about those loses, you know, the 48 hour rule. The win today will be new so you can share all your winning with everyone.

  88. Rob25 April 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    duffer & whitey:

    For sure we are going to see each other this upcoming weekend. From what I hear, I need to train for this “darkside” tour, but then again my son will be with me too. Look forward to seeing the Maui Tsaikos in their ‘hood.

  89. wafan April 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    FPatti . . .

    Best to FTed! Glad to hear he is doing well. Cannot wait to see him post again.

  90. KapoleiWarrior April 6, 2009 3:21 pm


    Good point about the WR bubble screen. We tried running it several times that I can remember last year but never with much success. I agree that it was probably due to poor execution. And speaking of previously dependable plays that never worked last year due to poor execution….. Another bright spot that I observed at practice was the O-line and RB’s working on the shuttle/shuffle pass that was so successful in years gone by. While everyone was watching the “skill” guys running their 7 on 7’s. I noticed that the big boys, RB’s, and 4th string QB were running that play over and over and over. They spent almost the entire period running just that one play. I saw a lot of coaching going on by coach Shaw and by the end of the session they actually looked pretty good running it. Already a stark contrast to last year when they couldn’t even execute this play in practice.

  91. curveball April 6, 2009 3:28 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    even with the secret service setting all those screens…;-)

  92. d1島 April 6, 2009 3:35 pm

    I didn’t think 4:1 represented the relative scoring output 👿

  93. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 3:37 pm

    geez….what a boring game, what else has changed from their early season mismatch. McChiken is an accurate description. Id rather watch commercials on FNC.

  94. wafan April 6, 2009 3:38 pm

    Today was the first truly beautiful day in We(s)tern Washington! Absolutely no clouds. And, the bluest skies . . . anywhere.


    Temperature hit a scorching 73 down here with more to come tomorrow! Definitely T-shirt and shorts weather. So awesome!

    BBQ tomorrow, anyone?

  95. (Jesse)James April 6, 2009 3:40 pm

    duffer and whitey…from all the stories Stretch tells us about the instigating you two do on the darkside…it would be perfect for Rob25 since she is the Junior Insitgator here….according to Koakane….MWAHAHAHAHHAHA

  96. Jason April 6, 2009 3:43 pm

    Shovel pass starts with the line. People say it got worse when Ilaoa left; I say it got worse when Tala, Samson, and Dane left. Glad to hear they are really breaking that play down and getting down to fundamentals.

  97. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 3:46 pm

    North Carolina is beating the arse like a red headed step child

  98. Jason April 6, 2009 3:47 pm

    Speaking of full game replays, is this a replay of the game from earlier in the year? 😯

  99. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 3:48 pm


    Good thought, kay maybe not then haha…nah I heard he can play so I like challenge… some good ‘ol Punahou vs. Roosevelt rivalry.

  100. whitey April 6, 2009 4:05 pm

    rob25, no worry. we do not do things like stretch. he “stretches” the story. we just have fun, talk story, and once in awhile sing a song.

  101. whitey April 6, 2009 4:08 pm

    good afternoon tsaikos. we are looking forward to this weekend’s scrimmage on maui and seeing some of you. for the maui tsaikos, we going post time and place for breakfast on sat and after the festivities. we look forward to seeing our maui tsaikos.

  102. al ™ April 6, 2009 4:08 pm


    actually……the rumors are wrong. it is only one of the two maui boys that can rival the instigator when it comes to darkside adventures. the safe guy, brings his boy along so he can go home early.

  103. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 4:08 pm

    Go UNC!!!
    I don’t care except I don’t like Izzo & the Michigan St crybabies ….

  104. al ™ April 6, 2009 4:13 pm

    hi whitey…..what your ear stay itchy?

  105. d1島 April 6, 2009 4:14 pm


    You haven’t seen a crybaby yet….just wait lil’ bit 🙁

  106. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 4:15 pm


    I’m with you cause I’m lovin this McChicken State arse whooping right now!

  107. d1島 April 6, 2009 4:17 pm

    Where’s “Magic”?

  108. Jason April 6, 2009 4:17 pm

    al is here! SHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 😀

  109. 702WarriorNation April 6, 2009 4:17 pm

    CNN reporting plot to assassinate Obama in Turkey foiled.

    Looks like MSU will have something to cry about tonight in Detroit.

  110. 702WarriorNation April 6, 2009 4:19 pm

    hey, missing last line on my last post.
    Is this game going to be worst than earlier in the yaer?

  111. d1島 April 6, 2009 4:23 pm


    It’s the worst half in history!

    Sorry to have missed you last week.

  112. 702WarriorNation April 6, 2009 4:25 pm

    d1- hey, always next time or see you in Sept.
    Hope you also had back up tkt for NCS too.

  113. Manoa Mist April 6, 2009 4:26 pm

    Richard “Too Tall” Torres. That kid has a lot of heart.

  114. al ™ April 6, 2009 4:33 pm

    jason….not to worry. i bet the house on north carolina so gotta watch this one. #2 son entered this other nc2a tourney pick em and came in first even if nc loses. he should end up with 48 wins out of 63 games. he is buying dinner.

  115. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 4:33 pm

    jason, there’s more to our woes concerning the shuffle pass than our OL.
    Last year, during camp and continuing into the season i counted numerous drops becz the RBs mis-positioned their hands.
    A fundamental lesson is taught to athletes at the pop warner level. Palms up or down depending on the level/height of the ball–this is drilled in baseball–but ignored sometimes by football coaches who lack the training and background.
    Gerke was an OLM, ditto with Brian Smith.
    Hope someone points this out.

  116. Kazz April 6, 2009 4:36 pm

    Hey Spartans,

    Think back to 2005. #4 in the country and you get pounded by an un-ranked UH basketball team led by Julian Sensley and freshman Bobby Nash at the arch!!!

    Yeah.. use that for inspiration! 😆

    P.S. I trust you all prepared properly for this by being properly hydrated and stretched out before the game to prevent “CRAMPS”? :mrgreen:

  117. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 4:39 pm

    That’s Y I always love baseball players who play football–they are dexterious/comfortable in catching/throwing the pigskin at any level or off their feet or in follow through.
    Colt played baseball and was so adroit with his hands at pushing or shoveling like an infielder. That’s prolly the reason for his quick-release and sidewinder delivery.

  118. Jason April 6, 2009 4:45 pm

    warriorfanny2: The thing I got from watching Smith last Monday is that first and foremost, he’s a student of the game. He had some good pointers for his backs involving things like ball placement and whatnot. If he hasn’t learned about the receivers’ hands yet, I’m sure a quick e-mail from you would help him out. At the same time, I know there are times coaches assume their players/students know something, and so they don’t bother to teach it and don’t bother to look for that execution, choosing to spend time working on other things. An e-mail from a sharp-eyed fan can do nothing but help.

    briansmi (at) hawaii (dot) edu

    al: Meanwhile, I’m in the 15th percentile on Yahoo!

  119. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 4:53 pm

    maybe he’ll pull the cramp trick soon to get pity.
    you know how hot and humid it is in an AIR CONDITIONED dome. Wait, so was our arena!! or was it because our AC was blowing humid air from the outside?

  120. Stephen Tsai April 6, 2009 4:56 pm

    Wait, wait.
    I know something.
    it’s a shuffle play, but a shovel pass.
    OK, that’s all I know.
    Back to the obscurity now.

  121. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 4:58 pm

    Many are of the opinion that RBs dont need basic instruction becz their talents are largely God-given.
    A notable local scribe takes this view.
    Look, at Manoa since 1999–they havent had a legit RB coach.
    Rather, they have had three former lineman teaching the position.
    It would take more than email to get their attention….

  122. wafan April 6, 2009 5:04 pm

    wf2 . . .

    Some assistance is better than nothing. Your points are valid. Perhaps they just need another set of eyes (yours) to see clearly.

  123. Jason April 6, 2009 5:05 pm

    Why get the attention of people who aren’t here anymore? Just get the attention of the guy who is here. He’s young, still learning the nuances of becoming a coach. If he blows you off, then that’s one thing. But if you don’t even bother, that’s another.

  124. wafan April 6, 2009 5:05 pm

    Okay. Shuffle. Shuttle.

    Just bring back the Muddle Huddle against SJSU!

  125. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 5:23 pm

    Looks like the title game is going as I expected…..

  126. labrat April 6, 2009 5:24 pm

    hey they using the injury technique.

  127. Kazz April 6, 2009 5:26 pm



    Ford Field is a comfortable facility. For such a large enclosed space the AC in there gets around quickly. When I was there in 2007 for Wrestlemania 23, the smoke from the massive amounts of pyro they kept setting off was disappating pretty quickly.

    I’m sure MSU will find some other way to make another excuse!

  128. Kazz April 6, 2009 5:30 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Here’s one:

    “MSU is getting beaten so bad you’d think it was dating Chris Brown.”
    (Ahem Chris Brown from the Rihanna/Chris Brown drama, not the UH Chris Brown of course)

    😈 Mwhahahahahahaha!!! … Too soon?

  129. Kazz April 6, 2009 5:33 pm

    Oh, I have another one:

    “MSU is getting beaten so bad you’d think their HC didn’t prepare the team properly because he was busy looking at tapes of another school he is thinking of going to.”

    O-U-C-H… 👿

  130. d1島 April 6, 2009 5:44 pm


    Congrats UNC….

  131. wafan April 6, 2009 5:44 pm

    Bravissimo, UNC!

  132. brew808 April 6, 2009 5:45 pm

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  133. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 5:46 pm


  134. brew808 April 6, 2009 5:47 pm

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  136. d1島 April 6, 2009 5:48 pm


    Imbibe after posting….


  137. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 5:49 pm

    Tears! Crying! Oh wait, thats for good reason. They’re all UNC players!

  138. wafan April 6, 2009 5:50 pm

    Brew . . .

    About your dyslexia . . .

  139. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 5:50 pm

    you have too much time on your hands…

    but yes, congrats to UNC!

  140. djmitcho April 6, 2009 5:51 pm

    Congrats to PB for winning the bracket challenge. Beat me by one point.

  141. djmitcho April 6, 2009 5:52 pm

    we only hit 63 today, but it was beautiful weather. shorts and tshirt weather for sure

  142. d1島 April 6, 2009 5:55 pm

    “On behalf of the NCAA, we’d like to present this trophy in recognition of all the $Billions of dollars these players have generated for our organization and its constituent members…..free pizza for all y’all!

  143. wafan April 6, 2009 5:56 pm

    dj . . .

    You are too young to even know this song and show. But, it certainly describes today!!!


  144. d1島 April 6, 2009 5:56 pm

    Congrats Pauoa Boy! 🙂

  145. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 6:00 pm

    Congrats to Pauoa Boy for winning the bracket challenge!

    I’m surprised I did as well as I did this year. I’m usually at the bottom of the barrel.

  146. d1島 April 6, 2009 6:02 pm

    Congrats to pomai who won the 2nd chance bracket.

  147. Jason April 6, 2009 6:03 pm

    Congrats to Pauoa Boy for winning the Tsai-ko Tourney Pick’em league! (And congrats to djmitcho, who finished one point behind.)

    And congrats to Pomai for winning the Tsai-ko Second Chance Tourney Pick’em league! (And congrats to CRW, who finished one point behind.)

    Will the two winners please e-mail me your mailing address, and I will send you a small prize. jnagaoka (at) hawaii (dot) rr (dot) com

    (Also, if July Jones will do the same, I still owe you one from the Bowl game pick’em.)

  148. d1島 April 6, 2009 6:03 pm

    Mahalo to Jason for setting up the bracket challenge

  149. Committed Road Warrior April 6, 2009 6:09 pm

    Congrats to Pomai for winning the Tsaiko Second-Chance Bracket. Isn’t that sort of like winning a gold medal for finishing fourth? 👿 😈

    I kid, I kid, Pomai. Congrats! 🙂

    Mahalo to Jason for setting up the bracket challenges. I guess it’s on to Fantasy Football later in the year…..

  150. djmitcho April 6, 2009 6:10 pm

    you are right about that…but at least I know who Perry Como is

  151. jm2375 April 6, 2009 6:12 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!!

    *cough, sputter, mutter under breath* Congrats to the Tarheels. There I said it. Now let me go wash out my mouth with soap… 😐

    In honor of the beginning of the MLB season and my hopeless Orioles who will be out of the race by mid-May on the way to an AL-leading 12 losing seasons, a classic….

  152. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 6:12 pm

    Oye shnap you kidding? I actually won that thing… Wow I thought after UConn, Duke, and Louisville went down I was out already. Coolios, thanks


    Too bad so sad for the McChickens, sheesh I feel bad for them and the royal arse whooping they received tonight. North Carolina simply dominated this game from beginning to end, wasn’t even close.

  153. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 6:16 pm

    Sorry I have no sympathy for McChicken State. Until they can man up and play us in some football and stop being so chicken chit, they can “SUCK IT” like BYU, Fresno St., Boise St., the whole WAC conference besides our team, etc…etc…etc…

  154. brew808 April 6, 2009 6:18 pm

    Okay…. one more time, especially for my pal jm89-72! 😀

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  155. jm2375 April 6, 2009 6:20 pm

    Hey, I beat the commissioner! hehehehe. Nah j/k Jason. Thanks for setting this thing up. I guess I did ok for a clueless wahine.

    ST – thanks for the info. Kept wondering if it was a shovel, shuttle or shuffle pass.

    Oh, and make that 12 *straight* losing seasons … (#151)

  156. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 6:26 pm

    Cal Ripken Jr. gone already dem Orioles can pack it up already 🙂

  157. Jason April 6, 2009 6:28 pm

    Stupid Orioles knocking CC around. :angry:

    If I want to start doing better in these things, I better start going for chalk. I can’t help it, I love the underdog. 😀

  158. Jason April 6, 2009 6:29 pm

    Okay, maybe I should use my own XHTML tutorial. 😡

  159. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 6:36 pm

    i wonder how they’ll react in detroit.
    the NCAA ripping off detroit fans who were probably going crazy for tickets. those things can’t be cheap.

  160. Pauoa Boy April 6, 2009 6:36 pm


    I sent you email, thanks for setting up the challenge. Sheesh if you guys never say nothing I wouldn’t have known I won that thing, I forgot about em. Anyway, it’s focus on football time now…getting antsy!

  161. chawan_cut April 6, 2009 6:38 pm

    ok, wrong tense there.
    I wonder how they are reacting in detroit now. paying all that $$$ for tickets to sit in the nose bleeds.
    the NCAA ripped off the detroit fans who probably went crazy for the tickets.
    those things couldn’t have been cheap.

  162. BowsForever April 6, 2009 6:49 pm

    It could be that the defense staying on the field longer ends up being much more effective than Mack’s conditioning program from last year. It certainly would seem to be closer to “game time conditions” and I have to say, I wondered now and then if the D last year really was as “well-conditioned” as they were said to be. Anyway, I’m a big fan of Mack’s adjustments this preseason.

    Funny how people usually don’t talk about the _offense_ getting tired during a football game.

  163. koakane April 6, 2009 6:52 pm

    evening gangie just posting this before watching the basketball championship tonight, please no tell me. I may cheat and check because may pass out cause crap I am tired.


    Ronnie’s Return Bash
    Be advised Tsaiko Country keep this date clear.
    Saturday July 4, 2009
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Bay View Golf Club Restaurant (45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Phone 247-0451.)

    Please join us in Fellowship, Fun, Family and Fudd as we welcome Ronnie back to Hawaii. Let us take this opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with this long, lost and waverly soul.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please consult SteveM. web page (http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/) for updated information and other notes about this event.

  164. AlaWaiPipeLayers April 6, 2009 7:07 pm

    I soooo faaar doowwwn, I can tell you guyz what is in the Mariana Trench! Thanks for letting the bracket challenged participate. Mahalo to Jason for setting it up.

  165. koakane April 6, 2009 7:09 pm

    The Warriors are platooning on offense, which helps double the number of offensive plays in practice. After one offense runs a play, the second sprints onto the field. But it’s taxing on the defense, which is not huddling and stays on the field for extended sets.

    asking the question ….. did the second offense do a play or just run on and off. my observation of the past practices was the second team ran the same play as first team and the defense just stuffed it. would be interesting to see second unit sprint on and then use a different play (run or pass). my observation and mho

  166. letsgowarriors April 6, 2009 7:17 pm


    anyway, i said it before. i like salas as a hybrid wr/slot. and i like pilares as a hybrid slot/rb. they are playmakers and need touches. pilares obviously is not cut out to take the pounding of an every down back, but hes jsut so fluid back there. salas can outrun LBs and overpower CBs. plus i think both are smart and talented enough to play both positions.

  167. (Jesse)James April 6, 2009 7:18 pm

    koakane…that would be a plus for all involved IMO….keep the defense honest…and provide them with increased awareness and recognition skills…

  168. koakane™ April 6, 2009 7:49 pm

    jj 😀 that would be my point if the second team ran another play. double pressure on defense to recognize sets plus working on conditioning and small kind pressure on offense to run a different play to see if they can work it. the oline practices for the 2nd team was frustrating because d knew it was the same play and just destroyed it. very small learning curve for team two. hard to see if your skill work if someone knows what you doing.

  169. koakane™ April 6, 2009 7:51 pm

    kden championship bball time. hope I can stay up. if I can will check in on you’s latter bye now

  170. Garret April 6, 2009 7:59 pm

    Congratulations to Jim Mills for being selected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame!

    Middle linebacker Alondra Johnson, offensive linemen Jim Mills and Rudy Phillips, along with long-time Calgary Stampeders director Tony Anselmo will be among the five newest inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, The Canadian Press has learned.

    Mills, 47, a Vancouver native, played his college football at the University of Hawaii before being drafted in the ninth round of the 1983 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. The offensive tackle spent two seasons with Indy before joining the B.C. Lions in 1986 and playing for his home-town squad through the 1995 season. He was named the CFL’s outstanding lineman in 1990 and 1991.

  171. Garret April 6, 2009 8:00 pm

    $10.3 million was released today for Aloha Stadium repairs. Construction will take place next year.

    The state of Hawaii released $10.3 million Monday for additional design and construction improvements at Aloha Stadium.

    The funds, part of a $1.8 billion statewide public infrastructure construction plan, will address health and safety issues at the 50,000-seat stadium, which is home to University of Hawaii football games.

    The improvements include waterproofing, recoating of corroded steel surfaces, handrail repairs, and structural upgrades.

    The design phase is scheduled to be completed in October, followed by construction beginning in March 2010 and expected completion in August 2011.

    The total project cost is estimated at $19.4 million, which includes $9.1 million previously released by the state.

  172. Garret April 6, 2009 8:02 pm

    Miami sure gave a HUGE contract to Grove to replace Samson, even though Grove missed so many games while Samson missed none.

    The decision to essentially swap two-year starting center Samson Satele for the Oakland Raiders Jake Grove wasn’t made lightly – or cheaply.

    The price tag to upgrade the team’s center position began with a $12 million signing bonus for Grove, according to an NFL source.

    The size of the bonus, a big chunk of his five-year, $29 million deal, made one agent gasp … maybe because Grove has played only one 16-game season in five years.

    Meanwhile, Satele didn’t miss a game the past two seasons. But performance, not durability, was the concern with Satele, who the team traded to the Raiders on March 22, a little less than three weeks after signing Groves to a free-agent deal.

    Grove, 29, who started 14 of 32 games the past two seasons doesn’t exactly epitomize dependability.

    Carey, 27, also will receive a nice little 200K workout bonus each year to essentially stay in shape. Grove will receive the same.

  173. Garret April 6, 2009 8:03 pm

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

    The false negatives from facial recognition machines at Manchester airport resulted in long lines of upset passengers. The airport recalibrated the sensitivity of the machines and they are now useless–they cannot tell Osama bin Laden from Winona Ryder now!

  174. Garret April 6, 2009 8:03 pm

    Starting April 14 Microsoft will limit support for Windows XP and Office 2003.

  175. Garret April 6, 2009 8:04 pm

    An organized pillow fight was planned for Detroit on Saturday, but Detroit police confiscated the pillows.

  176. Garret April 6, 2009 8:04 pm

    The credit crunch has resulted in a 53% drop in investment in renewable energy.

  177. Garret April 6, 2009 8:05 pm

    New math formula can give advance warning of where a tsunami is likely to hit and how destructive it will be.

  178. Garret April 6, 2009 8:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  179. warriorfanny2 April 6, 2009 8:18 pm

    lgw, wf=bwstck?
    dunno what a hybird slot is but u make good points about Salas and Kealoha.
    Both have strong work ethics and would get lots of quick-shots from Alexander, yet becz of inside coverage would be dangerous to go deep every so often.

    I believe many HAW-fanz have been accustomed to smurfs at slots becz of JJs exposure, but if you look at 4-wide Os nationally, Greg Salas type size on the inside is not uncommon and offers more options to the run game.

    For Hawaii, of course, Salas is the #1 receiver and alot depends on whether our coaches feel Salas can be adequately replaced at wideout.
    Also, Coach Ron has always said the patterns are different for slot and WRs and some players are better suited only for one. RG-M is an example of a receiver better tailored for slot not wideout. Mike Washington didnt work at wr and was better at slot.
    Dickerson is an example of a receiver who could do both.

    Moving Salas to slot certainly opens the door for exceptional talent and speed on the outside in Bradley and Taylor.
    It seems simple but we have to see how Coach Lee, et al, evaluate after SPR. I guess Im saying there are a host of variables, still, Im glad to see the experiment.

  180. curveball April 6, 2009 9:19 pm


  181. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:05 pm

    So quiet tonight–maybe gotta ring the cow bell to wake up everyone.

    Anyone “see” homey today?

    …had a strange dream about him last night… first dream about a Tsai-ko since Peaches was jabbing me one night for snoring 2 years ago and in my dream I was was telling her it was not my fault…because Da Punchbowl Kid had to fix the URL that was causing the snoring… 😕

  182. Jason April 6, 2009 10:22 pm

    As long as I’m not in these dreams … 😯

  183. roysan16 April 6, 2009 10:26 pm


    The next time Coach Mack comes on the show, here’s a question to ask him: What does he think about the idea of silent commits? I was reading today about how USC and Pete Carrol wanting to go away from publically announcing verbal commitments as a way of keeping his football recruits under the radar from other team’s recruiters. To me this sounds like a good idea. With so many poachers out there the less showing of what’s up your sleeve works in your favor. Right? Any edge is better than none. No?…. And to me this makes sense, hopefully Coach Mack gives this some thought.

    Another question: What is Coach Mack thoughts of having more H.S verbal commitments in the future enrolling one semester earlier in school, like B. Stutzmen? The way I see it the upside is great, and obvious, from giving the recruit a head start in his collegiate football career. But also this early bond with the recruit might led to less recruits decommiting come national letter of intent day since they’re already enrolled in the school…and seemingly put all they’re eggs in one basket by taking classes early that backing out of a commitment with so much vested it would be awkward and less likelier, I think. For example, hypothetically speaking, if Wes K was enrolled earlier wouldn’t it be harder for him to be lured to Oregon once he began setting his roots at UH by taking classes one semester earlier. I think so.

    On the subject of early enrollment for HS recruits. UH having a quarter system, like UCLA (they had 9 HS recruits enroll early), instead of a semester system, would have been so advantageous to recruiting, too. For most HS recruits it’s possible to get all the class work done 1 quarter earlier by taking summer classes and less likelier 2 quarters earlier, which would allow them to enroll early at UH at the semester. Now, if UH had a quarter system, then this would have opened the door for more, much more HS recruits enrolling early, I think.

  184. las vegas April 6, 2009 10:26 pm


  185. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:31 pm

    las vegas — hi…haven’t seen you post for a while. Everything OK?

  186. las vegas April 6, 2009 10:33 pm

    Nah, dog keeps trying to die, but I wont let her

  187. las vegas April 6, 2009 10:36 pm

    Got yr e-mail for 9/18 & 9/19

  188. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:40 pm

    las vegas — sorry to hear about your dog.

    BTW, where did you take d1shima to dine last week?

  189. las vegas April 6, 2009 10:48 pm

    Korean Garden in Chinatown

  190. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:53 pm

    Work day again tomorrow so have to sleep soon.

    Don’t worry Jason, you wouldn’t be in the same dreams as homey and the Kid… 🙄

  191. SteveM April 6, 2009 10:59 pm

    Thanks. Now if d1 has a photo, I’ll get the location right. 😆

    Gotta go… Goodnight everyone!

  192. al April 6, 2009 11:07 pm

    las vegas….welcome back to the night shift.

    what was the name of that japanese restaurant?

  193. al April 6, 2009 11:08 pm

    wasn’t that right above the korean garden?

  194. las vegas April 6, 2009 11:23 pm

    Al san
    same floor as Ichi-Za

  195. roysan16 April 6, 2009 11:31 pm

    When the 15 days of spring football practice is over, please report that UH practiced special teams play. And there was renewed interests and devotion to this area of the team that so desperately needs work at. The time to gain a head start is now, not wait to the fall. And I hope the special teams and coaches extend themselves with long hours of work during the spring..

    As much as where we’re going to see the offense thru the summer in unsupervised workouts doing 7 on 7 drills **there’s no reason why the special teams can’t practice along side, too, and perfecting special teams play with a 11 on 11 drills.** So many times you here players and coaches say this is the first time we’d did it this way, mostly referring to recruiting, sponsoring a junior day and having early enrollments…and I think it’s time to explore, too, and having the special teams practicing similarly on 11 on 11 drills as does the offense practice they’re customarily 7 on 7 drills in unsupervised workouts during the summer..to me, how I see it this isn’t a hard thing to practice–all is needed is the time and commitment from the special team players, which I hope they begin to show dedication, leadership and devotion to this area of the team—because the team needs to get better in this area.

  196. NYUH April 6, 2009 11:38 pm

    Life is returning to normal. I’m starting to not be a Miami Dolphin fan.
    March Sadness: I watched about one half of bb during the playoffs. Hard to get into it if the Bows aren’t at least competitive. And to think I have HDTV for the first time.
    At least the excitement is building for this new UH team. Rebuilding the d is what we hired McMackin for.

  197. al April 7, 2009 12:08 am

    spending one or two sessions on special teams would be a lot for spring ball.

    once the primary starters for offense and defense are determined the special team guys are then solicited. the latter is less complicated to pick up.

  198. al April 7, 2009 12:08 am

    spending one or two sessions on special teams would be a lot for spring ball.

    once the primary starters for offense and defense are determined the special team guys are then solicited. the latter is less complicated to pick up.

  199. HiFlyer April 7, 2009 12:15 am

    Jason – Thanks for setting up the bracket challenge. I surprised myself finishing in the top ten when I don’t even follow the season.

  200. Pomai April 7, 2009 12:38 am

    CRW good one!!!

    Jason no need send anything, thanks for setting things up, surprised even myself as this was the first time I really picked the winner, I to go for the underdog most of the time.

  201. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 7, 2009 12:47 am

    201- Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  202. bighilofan2 April 7, 2009 3:29 am


    jayson is right. make the call to coach
    BSmith. it won’t hurt.

    at the Fla game, we all learned dat super speed killls…
    they neva need PHarvin. they had C Rainey and J Demp.
    and if JTaylor get that kinda noticeable speed, which Stutz says JT get, then we should use that speed in the ball touchin position. Cuz thats wat Rainey did to us. he burned us up. before Demp burned us up.

  203. mctruck April 7, 2009 4:26 am

    Samson will make a bunch of money in the near future if he stays healthy and consistant.

  204. mctruck April 7, 2009 4:28 am

    I like what I read with every spring practice going foward; good job Warriors!!, practice hard.

  205. wafan April 7, 2009 5:00 am

    A fine morning to all!!!

  206. jm2375 April 7, 2009 6:04 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Roysan – UH will never go to a quarter system. It’ll take an act of (pick one) God, legislature, etc. I think there’s too many admin issues, not too mention profs having to redo their courses to fit a quarter system.

    Re silent commits – I thought coaches couldn’t talk about recruits till the letter is signed, so who’s making the announcements about the commits? The school? The player? Someone else?
    Seems to me with JJ, we never heard about the recruits till NLI day. But, maybe that was cuz he recruited “late”.

  207. whitey April 7, 2009 6:30 am

    good morning tsaikos. looks like it will be a very nice tuesday. have fun and see you all later.

  208. fbi75warrior4life April 7, 2009 7:36 am

    good morning stephen i much players going to maui from the football team .

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