Malloe: 'My heart will never leave here'

In a tearful announcement, assistant coach Ikaika Malloe confirmed that he has accepted the defensive coordinator’s job at Yale.
“We’re going to miss having what we have here,” said Malloe, a Kamehameha Schools graduate. His wife also was raised in Hawai‘i.
“My heart will always be here,” he added. “My heart will never leave here. … It’s been a dream of mine to not only be a coordinator, but to one day be a head coach. You’ll never know if you’ll get another chance. I don’t want to regret not taking it.”
Malloe and Tom Williams, Yale’s new head coach and a former UH defensive coordinator, were on the same staff at Washington.
Malloe said he will work at UH through the recruiting period.
“I wish him well,” UH head coach Greg McMackin said. “He’s done everything the right away. He helped us through our first year, our transition year, and he did a good job.”
Malloe coached the defensive tackles and special teams.

* * *

Kimo Makaula Sr. said his son indeed has de-committed, and will accept a scholarship from Washington. He said it was a tough decision, but one agreed upon by the family. Let’s wish him the best.

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Super Games II, the non-traditional competition among teams of UH football players, starts Feb. 4.
Last year’s events included tug-o-war, no-rules basketball and a visually unique exercise in which a player had to contort into a human chair.

* * *

Because of last week’s faux wind storm, the first team meeting of the year was moved to this morning.
Ran into his running back Daniel Libre, who said he is “optimistic” in his quest for an additional season.
Greg Alexander, as usual, was working out.

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The Rainbow Wahine softball team is picked to finish second in the WAC this season.
Clare Warwick was voted as Preseason Player of the Year.
First baseman Audrey Andrade and outfielder Tanisha Milca were named to the 2009 Preseason All-WAC team.


  1. djmitcho January 20, 2009 10:38 am


  2. djmitcho January 20, 2009 10:39 am

    Good Morning Everyone, well Afternoon for some of us. Hope everyone is having a great inauguration day.

  3. djmitcho January 20, 2009 10:43 am

    I hope the O-line sticks together and is on one super games team. That will help build some cohesiveness within the o-line

  4. d1島 January 20, 2009 10:48 am


    Let the games begin!

  5. brew808 January 20, 2009 10:50 am

    ST – Is it too late, or can you change the title of yesterday’s blog to “J is a winner!“? 😀 😯 😆

  6. Garret January 20, 2009 10:52 am

    LB is visiting UH this weekend, which surprises me because I thought that UH was pretty full at LB for this recruiting class. He hasn’t received an offer yet from Mac, so I’m guessing he’s a backup recruit for UH. If UH doesn’t make an offer this weekend, the recruit’s only other option is Saint Anselm College.

    I think that this recruiting trip is an example of UH’s increased recruiting budget.

    Liberty linebacker Sage Nua, the school’s all-time leading tackler with just over 275 tackles, has flown under the radar but will be taking a trip to Hawaii on Jan. 23.

    Nua, who was born in Hawaii and has had several family members attend the university, has not received an offer yet from the Warriors.

    He said he has also received interest from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire but is leaning toward Hawaii.

  7. A-House January 20, 2009 10:54 am


    Have they selected what activity will be in the “super games”?

    Who will create the teams? Like djmitcho’s idea of putting all the O-line guys together to build unity.

  8. Garret January 20, 2009 10:55 am

    Utah named Roderick their co-offensive coordinator…and a few hours later he left them to take the WR job at Washington! Talking about assistant coaching salaries, does a co-offensive coordinator at Utah make less than a WR coach at Washington?

    It is unclear what caused the turnabout, though the school said Roderick initally accepted the co-coordinator’s job before rejecting it.

    One possibility?

    Roderick decided he did not want to be the co-offensive coordinator at Utah and opted to coach the receivers at Washington, which has just hired former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian as its head coach.

    Roderick and Sarkisian were college teammates.

    It’s possible money was also a factor.

    At Utah, Roderick earned $92,000 a year. It is not known how much of a raise he would have received as a co-offensive coordinator but, according to newspapers in Seattle, Roderick will likely make about $145,000 a year at Washington.

  9. Garret January 20, 2009 10:56 am

    Good luck to all the Warriors participating in the Super Games! I hope that it brings the team closer together and forms bonds that help them through the next season.

  10. cheepono January 20, 2009 10:59 am

    top 10!

  11. Garret January 20, 2009 11:00 am

    Bess was discussed in this article about Miami’s young players.

    Davone Bess — Despite limited reps early in the season, Bess finished with an impressive 54 receptions for 554 yards. After stepping in to fill the void left by Greg Camarillo’s injury, Bess has shown that he is a legitimate possession receiver with a good mix of hands and elusiveness.

  12. d1島 January 20, 2009 11:02 am

    It seems that there is a pretty broad range of salaries even within the ranks at UDub


    January 20th, 2009 at 8:03 am
    I was shocked to see that University of Washington hired its new defensive coordinator at $700,000 per year and its new offensive line coach at $350,000 a year. The top assistants in the Pac 10 are now making something in that range. They spend that BCS money as soon as it comes in (even UW gets a chunk of change).

  13. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 11:09 am

    Ran into Tes Whitlock today.
    We were kicking around the idea of starting a radio show together.
    It would be called: Rush Hour 4.
    And, it would be our hope, to start at 4.

  14. NYUH January 20, 2009 11:12 am

    Hawaii’s Prestige Ranking

    61. SMU: 138
    62. Rice: 137
    63. Baylor: 129
    64. Tulsa: 123
    65. Oklahoma State: 115
    66. Virginia: 101
    67. Southern Miss: 99
    68. Bowling Green: 94
    T-69. Kentucky: 86
    T-69. Kansas: 86

    T-71. San Diego State: 80
    T-71. Nevada: 80
    73. Hawaii: 75
    74. San Jose State: 72
    75. Colorado State: 69
    76. Kansas State: 66
    T-77. Washington State: 65
    T-77. Central Michigan: 65
    79. Marshall: 62
    80. Northwestern: 60

  15. Stretch January 20, 2009 11:13 am

    I am sure your “Rush Hour 4” radio show could go against the Animals.

  16. Garret January 20, 2009 11:17 am


    Tennessee’s defensive coordinator will make at least $1 mil this season and their *DL coach* will make $600k!

  17. Justin January 20, 2009 11:20 am

    I hope that Sage Nua is a walk-on candidate. I’d be shocked if Mack offers him a scholarship. His profile on Rivals states that he runs a 5 second 40.

  18. LizKauai [Believer] January 20, 2009 11:25 am

    Stephen Tsai!
    Stephen Tsai!
    Stephen Tsai!

    …too much streaming parade announcer chanting this morning…

    Rush Hour 4 is a cool idea.

  19. LizKauai [Believer] January 20, 2009 11:27 am

    Be sure it is a streaming radio show… 😉

  20. duffer January 20, 2009 11:27 am


    They’ll have darts, driving range contest, horseshoes, bean bag throw, and a PBS cooking contest!

  21. duffer January 20, 2009 11:28 am

    And I forgot, a karaoke contest! 🙂

  22. BigWave96744 January 20, 2009 11:28 am

    GREAT Day for America

  23. Just Saying January 20, 2009 11:29 am

    I don’t think they should be playing basketball with all the ankle injuries we had during last season.

  24. BigWave96744 January 20, 2009 11:31 am

    ST I assume it would be KUMU… AND not from a strip club, either.

  25. Garret January 20, 2009 11:31 am


    Since when does UH fly in walk-on candidates on official visits? That seems like quite an expense for a walk-on…but maybe the budget has been increased so significantly that potential walk-ons can be flown in and treated to a weekend visit.

  26. al ™ January 20, 2009 11:32 am

    rush hour 4….cute.
    jackie tsai, eh?

  27. Ralph January 20, 2009 11:35 am

    if he is a legit 5.0 in the 40, save the roster spot for someone else….we have lots of players who have to wait for school to start to be added to the roster and limited to 120 players or less…

  28. roysan16 January 20, 2009 11:37 am

    nice one al,

    before long you’ll be passing bulla and ST as the most whismical ones here.

  29. Ralph January 20, 2009 11:39 am

    if the athletic depart is paying for Sage visit and he really runs a 5.0 40, then I don’t think JD needs my money….yes, game speed is important, as well as assignment and alignment but at 5.0, he would have difficulty covering rbs, te, and definitely any legit wr.

  30. letsgowarriors January 20, 2009 11:45 am

    makaula to UW? is this rumor or truth?

  31. labrat January 20, 2009 11:47 am

    Just saw a post by Doris at another site that Kimo Makaula has decommited and is going to Washington. The recruiting wars are not over. A commit means nothing.

  32. Ralph January 20, 2009 11:47 am

    sage nua is listed in maxprep as a rb and db…6’1 225
    40-5.09 SH-4.93 VJ-26 PB-32-06 SPARQ-56.88 ESPN profile

  33. Ralph January 20, 2009 11:50 am

    sage nua from lv paper
    2008 Season Statistics by Game
    9-5-08 at VALL L 38-48 10 97 9.7 –
    9-19-08 at SILV W 6-0 11 45 4.1 1
    9-26-08 at DSOL L 6-31 5 30 6 –
    10-3-08 BASI L 33-44 6 29 4.8 2
    10-10-08 at GVAL L 17-0 2 3 1.5 – 1
    10-17-08 CORO W 32-8 1 8 8 –
    10-24-08 FOOT L 14-16 5 29 5.8 –
    Totals 40 241 6.0 3 1

  34. letsgowarriors January 20, 2009 11:51 am

    nevermind its truth. makaula to UW. we gotta watch out for sark now too!

  35. Jason January 20, 2009 11:52 am

    He’s got some highlights on YouTube, but this UH Wi-Fi is too slow for me to watch it. Just letting you know, though.

  36. Garret January 20, 2009 11:57 am

    Bad news about Makaula…I hope that is all that UH loses, but Sarkisian seems to be going after several of UH’s recruits.

  37. Stretch January 20, 2009 12:01 pm

    January 20th, 2009 at 11:57 am
    …. Sarkisian seems to be going after several of UH’s recruits.

    If this is true, I am sure that the Warriors and fans will be looking forward to Sept 10, 2011. Kick his fricken team’s arse!!!

  38. Ralph January 20, 2009 12:09 pm

    punahou band is passing the presidents reviewing stand….

  39. Ralph January 20, 2009 12:12 pm

    Obama gave the shaka sign to the punahou band

  40. A-House January 20, 2009 12:16 pm


    I offer my taste buds to determine the PBS winner each week.

    There goes my weight!!!!!!

  41. A-House January 20, 2009 12:17 pm


    Good neighbor, hope you checked out the “copyright” for RUSH HOUR.

  42. Jason January 20, 2009 12:21 pm

    Finally saw the video. IDK, I could see him playing rush end at 240 lbs. He’s got decent burst …

    A-House: From the previous post — I always thought it was 12 Noon EST, not Midnight. So he would still be President-Elect at the time.

  43. LizKauai [Believer] January 20, 2009 12:39 pm

    Talk abou hits- the CNN/Facebook live coverage is pretty awesome!!!

  44. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 12:41 pm

    Afternoon all,

    Hum, I dunno want to think about Makaula. One side I feel its a loss….other side its a plus.

    Wonder what Cayman will do since we do have a lot of other QB’s…..

    Have to wonder about a couple of LB recruits that also seem to or have been wavering….is it because they was worried about depth/playing time?

    T.J. is no longer at Silverado and rumored to be at a Utah school (H.S.)

    Nobriga is also taking visits….

    Looks like our recruiting is losing steam……could be a combination of things….over recruitment in certain positions….fading out during the last half of the season….blow-out loss to the Fairies…and last but not least, coaches that have recruited HI with great success in the past now pounding the ground and making noise for help with rebuilding their respective teams.

    IDK what to feel….glad that we are in these kinds of battles or saddened like when you are jilted by a GF…

    Anyway, have a great day everyone and hey, at least Bush is no longer in office!


  45. BigWave96744 January 20, 2009 12:44 pm

    Why is that some folks say “another site” and not give that site the due credit?

  46. A-House January 20, 2009 12:45 pm


    No, 12 am, 1/20/09, Obama became the 44th President without taking the oath of office.

    As a matter of fact, the 22nd amendment says the the incoming President does not have to take the oath of office on inauguration day, but he/she would be President – per Charley Gibson, ABC news anchor, who read the amendment. Example he gave was, if something happened at 11:59pm on 1/19/09, President Bush would be responsible. If it happened at 12:001am on 1/20/09, President Obama’s responsibility.

  47. Ralph January 20, 2009 12:51 pm

    bigwave no advertising for other site that would be competitive to HA. don’t prop up the other people on the other side of the fence, so to speak..

  48. Jason January 20, 2009 12:52 pm

    No, no, I knew something didn’t sound right. It’s the 20th Amendment, not the 22nd, and it is noon (not midnight).

  49. bstunna2002 January 20, 2009 1:10 pm

    well Makaula wasn’t a gigantic loss but it will sting some but maybe that opens a schollie for a certain individual with the initials PK and maybe Tepa is firm now as well either that or Sharkasin told him he has a shot at the NFL if he plays TE.

  50. d1島 January 20, 2009 1:11 pm

    Alright, missed it live….

    Yeah, it’s Punahou 👿
    But still….Keiki o ka Aina….good job…(gulp)Go Puns!

    (there…I said it….)

  51. duffer January 20, 2009 1:13 pm

    A few random thoughts…….

    It must be difficult for any 18 or 19 year old to commit to anything, much less where they’re going to spend the next 4 or 5 years as a student/athlete.

    Are these decommits a result of a different generation?
    Is it passe’ where your word was your bond. Or a handshake was your NLI.

    Are these decommits following pro sports free agency where you take the best deal and play off one team over another?

    I must be bored at work! 🙂

  52. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 1:17 pm

    Kimo is gonna get a 4-star rating from now….lol….

  53. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 1:20 pm

    LoL, when Kimo was a verbal to UHM, he was still listed as a QB recruit, but now on the Washinghton Scout list, hes now a DE.

    Chris Fetters, you suck.

  54. (Jesse) James January 20, 2009 1:23 pm

    Duffer..I agree with you…a different generation where your word doesn’t mean much. Nowdays, you need contracts for everything….it used to be you could have people live in your house and rent from you and you made an oral agreement…now, you need contracts and legal documents because people don’t trust others word anymore…kinda sad….

  55. kama krab January 20, 2009 1:23 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    All I can say is good luck to Kimo and look forward to throwing him all over the place when we play U-Dub in the future.

  56. labrat January 20, 2009 1:26 pm

    Man presidents limo looks like a gas guzzler. You would think they would have a solar panel on the roof or something.

  57. kama krab January 20, 2009 1:27 pm

    Oh and one more thing,

    To all the coaches coming to our backyard taking our recruits, it’s on baby. Come on and bring it. Our coaches will be ready.

  58. HoustonMike January 20, 2009 1:39 pm

    sad to hear about Makaula decommiting….the SB also states that Kalua Noa lost his scholarship and is going to Portland State instead.

  59. YpoWarrior January 20, 2009 1:41 pm

    Looks like Ikaika Malloe is headed to Yale according to another website

  60. Garret January 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    This ESPN recruiting blog is a must-check each day for me…lots of good info. The latest news on Tepa is not good…he loved the facilities at Oregon and it appears that it is down to Oregon and UCLA for Tepa. He doesn’t even mention UH or his commit there! At least the ESPN writer mentions UH.

    Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive end Iuta Tepa visited Oregon this past weekend and gave the Ducks high marks.

    Tepa had previously visited Hawaii, the school he originally committed to early in the fall. He’ll take two more visits before making his decision.

    “Oregon was a great visit, there wasn’t one single thing I didn’t like about it,” Tepa said. “The facilities are obviously the first thing that jumps out. The locker rooms, weight room, training facility, I loved all of that.

    Tepa said although Oregon is close to home, the distance could still play a role.

    “I want my family to be able to see me play so I’m really comfortable with UCLA right now,” Tepa said. “I know some of the guys on the team but the main thing is the school is so close and that’s a big deal for me.

  61. owen-16 January 20, 2009 1:49 pm

    commits, now coaches dropping like flies…

  62. whitey January 20, 2009 1:53 pm

    coach mc, just give it your best shot with tepa, but if wants to go to another school, give your blessings, love, and wish him and his family the best. then move on and no look back.

  63. (Jesse) James January 20, 2009 1:54 pm

    Garret…you should see the facilities they have at Oregon. With Nike founder Phil Knight poured millions into that facility. Some NFL people, including the late Bill Walsh, stated that the Oregon facility put some NFL facilities to shame….just awesome…..

  64. whitey January 20, 2009 1:56 pm

    i don’t think commits are dropping like flies because the coaching staff probably knew that those were not firm, so that is why we are getting recruits who wasn’t on the original list. i think the recent recruits appear to be potentially better players for the position the warriors need than some of the early commits.

  65. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 1:56 pm

    I know most probably will not feel this way, but one way to maybe defuse this movement towards other D1 teams by our local HS athletes…and that is by peer pressure.

    Instead of applauding his intent to attend another college on an ATHLETIC scholarship and saying things like ..”Right on brah!, USC is teh bomb!!”…maybe something along the lines of…”WHAT??!! you going to the mainland to play FB??!! Get UH right here and Brah!…you know they need you and that you would be ROYALTY y0!” or whatever, you get the it right?

    Now if they HAD NO offer from UHM and did from another college for an ATHLETIC scholarship, then que sara sara……

    Mr. A-House (RE: Lost VB NC)

    I’m with ya on your sentiments. Just add my 2 cents of me feeling that the NCAA looks at UHM as their red-headed step-child and would like nothing better then to have UH not participate…in the meantime, slap them every now and then. Look at the Hawai`i exemption. We basically have no advantage in booking more of the marquee names on past the west-coast on a consistent basis because all D1 teams can now have a 12 game schedule. There was already vocal displeasure about extending the CFB season and then the NCAA screws UH again. Sorry if this was brought up earlier.

    Ok, back to lurkin’…got stuff to do..

  66. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 1:58 pm

    like I said at the outset of recruiting–these things happen when you recruit good athletes early.
    It opens the door for big programs to poach on our verbs with less competition.
    LOI day is another hoop to jump.
    Even after signing ‘cruits may not Q.
    Reporting to summer camp is the last nail-down before a recruit is actually on board…yet, our grayshirts are at risk…
    MAC must have seen it coming becz he is still recruiting 24/7….gotta keep kickin’ n move on.

  67. whitey January 20, 2009 1:59 pm

    owen-16, there is also the other side of losing recruits and that is it opens opportunities to get players who can play and want to be warriors. like the old saying, “the grass is greener on the other side”, will see if it is greener.

  68. whitey January 20, 2009 2:04 pm

    i firmly believe that those recruits who sign on with the warrriors on feb 4th deserve a standing ovation and a whole pile of shakas. those that did not sign, wish them well and aloha. and remember aloha is hello and goodbye.

  69. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 2:05 pm

    It has been known for some time that Ikaika M. was heading to Yale as their DC….mentiioned it last week as dribble off the street coming from the horses mouth.

  70. whitey January 20, 2009 2:05 pm

    ST, how much does it cost for a full page ad?? Just asking, but may have something up my sleeve and hopefully not okole.

  71. Stretch January 20, 2009 2:08 pm

    January 20th, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    ST, how much does it cost for a full page ad?? Just asking, but may have something up my sleeve and hopefully not okole.


  72. whitey January 20, 2009 2:09 pm

    2 coaching vacancies = 2 coaches w/more experience, knowlege, and the know how to win attitude for uh. we don’t lose coaches, they get promoted to other schools and their experience here at uh and hawaii will make them better coaches and person. best wishes and good luck.

  73. whitey January 20, 2009 2:09 pm

    stretch, how big?

  74. Stretch January 20, 2009 2:10 pm

    January 20th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    stretch, how big?

    I think it gets into the thousands

  75. letsgowarriors January 20, 2009 2:13 pm

    bring some good news/surprises…today was not so fun..

    hey 2 surprises: Makaula decommits and Malloe leaves.

  76. lava January 20, 2009 2:16 pm

    Victorino signed, but only for a year and for less pay than he deserved.

  77. whitey January 20, 2009 2:16 pm

    letsgowarriors. good news, it is a beautiful day in Hawaii, the surf will be up, you can get an awesome tan down at the beach, and no need shovel snow. hahahahahahaaaaaahhhahaaa

  78. letsgowarriors January 20, 2009 2:20 pm

    its 67 degrees in denver and i got to wear shorts and slippers today. and i ate at l&l.

  79. whitey January 20, 2009 2:20 pm

    lava, don’t know why victorino signed, but know he was in arbitration. maybe he is not a free agent, but maybe next year he will be one, then going cost the phillies or any other team mucho bucks . he may have been better off waiting to see what arbitration will amount to, but then again, he just wanted to make sure he can report to spring training with no hassles.

  80. Just Saying January 20, 2009 2:21 pm

    2 1/2 weeks baybeee. Let’s hope for some good news before LOI day. We also got the walk-ons trying out…hope there’s some good surprises in there as well.

  81. Garret January 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    Article about Makaula. His Dad seems to try to make it sound like he always wanted to go to U-Dub…but if that was the case, those quotes after he announced his UH commit seem odd.

    Washington continues to reel in some big athletes who can run and their latest commitment is a perfect example of that. Punahou (Honolulu) ATH Kimo Makaula had committed to the in-state Warriors, but there was something always drawing him to Washington. caught the story from his father, Kimo Sr., about why the Huskies were the program his son had wanted to be a part of.

  82. whitey January 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    global warming in denver!!!!!

  83. FloridaTed January 20, 2009 2:23 pm

    Early commits are like prom-dates, if a better one comes along, you may get dumped, lol.

    That’s why I never get too excited until LOI day. We’ll find out then, that we’ve done a pretty darn good job, regardless of who decomitted or not.

    I have full confidence in BigMack that he knows what he’s doing.

  84. Garret January 20, 2009 2:24 pm

    Normally, the news about coaches leaving doesn’t get out until *after* NLI day in order to not hurt recruiting. For example, any recruit that Ikaika Malloe was leading the UH efforts on might feel less strongly towards UH if he knew that Coach Malloe wouldn’t be there after NLI day. But the news is out now and I hope that Malloe wasn’t the lead on any of the big recruits for UH.

  85. roysan16 January 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    In years past Hawaii recruits could go unnoticed. And be obscure to the rest of the country. Now, it’s hard to conceal them because of the camps and all star game this past December. This is partly the reason. When mainland coaches saw how the talented Hawaii players fared against the best players in the country it convinces them to go after them with vigilance unlike years passed where they only evaluated Hawaii players by partly looking at the tapes of the Hawaii players playing against the local competition.Now with the all star game it gives the recruiters a better gauge of determining talent. Same thing with the camps. Numbers wise a lot of these athletes had numbers that were off the chart. Compared to other big cities, like Los Angeles, Hawaii’s athlete’s performances at these camps were right up there. And resultingly, word gets around about the numbers these kids are putting up at these camps, and the mainland coaches are taking notice.

    A few days ago I wrote encourangingly because in the wake of perhaps missing out on the Cal Poly players, I thought the guys we had like Kimo, Chauncey and Benson were great players (to name a few, and others) that would be big stars for the Hawaii team. They were Hawaii commits and local boys that after looking at film of them I can see how there may be some other team’s recruiters that may be envious and try to persuade them to decommit from Hawaii. I hope, prayfully, there isn’t an avalanche of other decommits. Please don’t let this happen as I look upwardly as I continue typing.

    I understand these things happen, and for myself I’m sadden that these at one time commits to our program are decommiting. But ,I hold no grudge towards these athetes. And truly I wish them much success in the future.

    But what irks me, and what is the driving force and the purpose of why I’m writing this post is the ingratitude and derision shown from one paticular team’s supporters concerning Hawaii athletes. Wishfully, I would love to punch every single one of them. And also the ones that don’t speak out and condemn the ones that speak with ill will towards Hawaii athletes and recruits.

    On the UCLA blog ,I read today, such inflammatory remarks about Hawaii athletes. And I’m angered. For it goes further than condescending, when you read things like in reference to the Kahuku player, Tonga, and the prospect of him going on an LDS mission, one poster writes that he wishes that the program would close the door on recruits going on LDS mission. Another one questioned why are the recruiters wasting their time in Hawaii when San Diego county has better athletes, and mentioning the fact that Hawaii has 0 Heismens (sp) winners and San Diego county has four. Another one says: close the Hawaii pipeline. A few weeks ago, I read a few comments questioning the coaches- why did they recruit a smallish WR from Hawaii (Toma).

    I’ve been to many blogs, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona State, USC, Utah, and Boise etc. and I’ve have yet to read anything as bad as what I’ve read at the UCLA site. The fact that such contempt is not challenged by others is bothersome because it needs to be. And I for one, do challenge and condemn the UCLA bloggers talking badly about UH recruits.

  86. whitey January 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    Garret, would kimo m have gotten an offer from udub if he did not have an early commit with uh?? would he have gotten any offers from the pac-10. maybe and maybe not, so before going any further, his dad should have said, we want to thank coach mc and uh for recruiting kimo and offering him a scholarship, but we have a change of heart and kimo wants to go to udub. somehow like duffer and (j)j said, people have forgotten about what you say and do is your word.

  87. owen-16 January 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    i’m assuming makaula wasn’t one of the surprises, right ST?

  88. al ™ January 20, 2009 2:30 pm


    what a day of not so good news afterall.

    it started with such a great inspirational inaugural speech by president elect obama.

    then all this humbug stuff of recruiting decommits. to top that off duffer must be spinning because the market did also, again.

  89. jm2375 January 20, 2009 2:31 pm

    d1 – #50 – I know how you feel, even though I know someone in the band…

  90. whitey January 20, 2009 2:36 pm

    roysan, that is how the mainland people talk and that is why the trash talking continues on field. it would be fun if you and i could ref a uh game and issue unsportsmanlike conduct to either side for trash talking and even eject the players. hooooo, that would be something, cause then you and i going need to go to war after the game with their coaches and fans.

  91. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 2:36 pm

    Kalua Noa to Portland state?

    Lose money.

  92. SteveM January 20, 2009 2:37 pm

    Here’s one of the best non-football good news…

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

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    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it. 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

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  93. whitey January 20, 2009 2:37 pm

    al, you going be in town tomorrow night?

  94. jm2375 January 20, 2009 2:39 pm

    umm, is this makaula the newscaster?

  95. whitey January 20, 2009 2:40 pm

    roysan, if you live in the waimanalo area, give my friend lincoln yamashita (retired teacher) my best. he would also be good for our referee team.

  96. al ™ January 20, 2009 2:48 pm

    you all know that today, it is very much “en vogue” to have a hawaiian and/or polynesian on your football team these days. if not, alumni, supporters, and the like will question the coach as to why they are not going after the hawaiians/polynesians.

    hawaii’s high schools have been purged for years by many a mainland coach. some of the early noticeable ones was duffy dougherty of michigan state. it has been long known the hawaii football players “play tough”. every coach wants that kind of player. so it is not a new thing.

    in the past we have struggled to compete for the top local boys because of our inept programs. however, much has changed in the past three decades. a lot of our successes can be attributed to the local boys who did stay home to make a difference.

    however, now, it is hard for a local with potential to go unnoticed by all levels of football programs.

    for the past decade, our staff pretty much fell asleep when it came to recruiting the local boys. now, we have arisen to the task.

    small steps, i tell you, small steps. we apparently will secure a good number of local boys this year. hopefully, this will create a new trend for which we can build a new legacy.

    so if a kimo makaula leaves, he leaves, let em go. there are many others who are willing to make a difference for his state of hawaii. these young men will be forever revered in our hearts.

    ….nuff said.

  97. al ™ January 20, 2009 2:50 pm

    whitey……no, somebody’s birthday tomw. for the sake of my health and well being i will be home.

    why? you found a new place to have “dinner”?

  98. SteveM January 20, 2009 2:57 pm

    Al — today is the 20th already. Just checking…don’t want you to end up like me last May. 😐

  99. al ™ January 20, 2009 3:00 pm

    now i, too, am beginning to wonder about the two surprises. i guess assumed that the surprises were going to happy ones.

    1. make somebody amazed.
    2. catch somebody or something unaware.
    3. give somebody something unexpectedly.
    4. trick somebody into doing something.

    forgot that every word has several meanings.

  100. al ™ January 20, 2009 3:01 pm

    sm… did you know?

  101. kama krab January 20, 2009 3:02 pm

    ST is there any good news out there for us. Getting kind of discouraged over here with all the recent news of the de-commits and now the coaching change. Do we still have some surprises or are these the surprises.

  102. whitey January 20, 2009 3:04 pm

    if coach bel at oregon quits and moves to the ad position, how much effect will this have?? you can be sure a lot of teams are using this rumor on recruits.

  103. whitey January 20, 2009 3:08 pm

    al, maybe, but since duffer went to work on mon (holday), he now rolling in extra kala.

  104. Bulla January 20, 2009 3:09 pm

    Makaula leaving will open the door at UH for someone else, and that is a good thing.

    I said on this blog last week that UW was humping hard on our recruits, with the promise of the Pac 10 and all that has to offer…. such is life. Interesting that Makaula is projected as a DE with little or none experience off of the edge, but time will tell. don’t hold your breath, i hear there is more fall out to come in the days ahead, time to go to the contingency plans……always have a back up.

    mahalo al for the delivery today, u da man 😎

  105. kama krab January 20, 2009 3:09 pm

    Looking back I just wish we would have had a BCS trophy for the recruits to look at and to look forward to as a recruiting tool, like Boise and Utah.

  106. whitey January 20, 2009 3:10 pm

    al, please give mrs al my best and wish her many more. by the way, how old her now, 32????

  107. whitey January 20, 2009 3:11 pm

    got to go. spacecraft being worked on for routine check. see you.

  108. Bulla January 20, 2009 3:12 pm

    Gerke, now Malloe….hmmmmm what else is going on in the manoa valley? what about the DL guys that Malloe recruited? once that bond is established, hard for someone else to pick up the slack……

    let’s go Warriors, regroup and refocus and get it done.

  109. Bulla January 20, 2009 3:12 pm

    Gerke, now Malloe….hmmmmm what else is going on in the manoa valley? what about the DL guys that Malloe recruited? once that bond is established, hard for someone else to pick up the slack……

    let’s go Warriors, regroup and refocus and get it done.

  110. kama krab January 20, 2009 3:25 pm

    Eh Al,

    Just sent you a message, if can, can, if no can, that’s ok.

  111. Stretch January 20, 2009 3:28 pm

    LOI day should be interesting. Not only are we looking to sign recruits, it looks like we will have to sign some coaches.

  112. Bulla January 20, 2009 3:36 pm


    good one, do they have such a thing? 🙄

  113. Bulla January 20, 2009 3:37 pm


    mrs al cannot be 32, that would make him only 45 😆

  114. (Jesse) James January 20, 2009 3:41 pm

    whitey…that’s sacrilege….Mrs. al can’t be a day over 29……

  115. Garret January 20, 2009 3:41 pm

    Good news about David Veikune at the Senior Bowl. The practices are more important than the game for the Senior Bowl players, so this report could indicate that his draft stock has risen significantly. At least there is some good football news today.

    David Veikune/DE/Hawaii: Veikune has worked hard the past two days and improved his game. The former Warrior was tenacious in run defense and also flew off the edge as a pass rusher. Several of his battles against top-rated left tackle Michael Oher ended up in his favor. In one instance he had the potential first-round pick twisted like a pretzel as Oher failed to protect the quarterback from Veikune’s speed.

  116. (Jesse) James January 20, 2009 3:42 pm

    Bulla…I thought al was like 20 years older than the misses???? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

  117. Garret January 20, 2009 3:45 pm


    I think that Makaula would have gotten the offer from U-Dub whether or not he committed to UH…the fact that UH offered him a scholarship was probably the independent verification that U-Dub looked for about his ability. It is easier to recruit an uncommitted player than someone who was said to be a “solid commit”, so his commitment to UH would discourage many schools.

    I do agree with you that his Dad could have explained his decision better. There is a way to make the new school feel good without putting down the school being dumpted.

  118. Just Saying January 20, 2009 3:46 pm

    Ma’a Tanuvasa D-Line Coach?

  119. WarriorBasketball January 20, 2009 4:10 pm

    One needs a college degree before he can apply for a coaching position at the University of Hawaii.

  120. just thinking January 20, 2009 4:15 pm

    sometimes, maybe more than we’d admit, kids need to get away from their parents and then they can really blossom.

    good luck to makaula 🙂

  121. al ™ January 20, 2009 4:20 pm

    awakening from my beauty rest only to find some wise ackers aboard.

    back to work now. you welcome bulla, j/j,….i think.

    dline coach? i would pick that st louis administrator myself.

  122. duffer (iPhone) January 20, 2009 4:21 pm

    I place most of the blame on the decommits to the opposing coaches and the mentality of win at all cost, high salaries, and job security!

  123. Uce2 January 20, 2009 4:24 pm

    Al Noga for D Line Coach.

    Or, David Tanuvasa or Erick Tanuvasa.

  124. just thinking January 20, 2009 4:29 pm


    SL administrator? huh

  125. Just Pooping January 20, 2009 4:29 pm


  126. FloridaTed January 20, 2009 4:34 pm

    As far as coaches leaving, who knows, it could end up playing in our favor. There are a ton of good coaches out there and I’m sure BigMack knows most of them.

    He’s well respected in the Coaching Fraternity and with the increase in pay range, he should be able to land some good ones, I hope.

  127. FloridaTed January 20, 2009 4:35 pm

    I would love it if we could land a Noga as a coach, any Noga, actually.

  128. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 4:36 pm

    I called Makaula, but in the middle of our conversation, the phone went “dead.”
    He wouldn’t hang up on me, would he?

  129. XxFaithxX January 20, 2009 4:39 pm

    Re: #128

    Sarkisian told him to do that =D

  130. just thinking January 20, 2009 4:40 pm


    he actually is kaluna, don’t know why he took the dad’s name…..but anyway, he is a good kid, really level headed.

    should have had a lot more playing time in basketball, but politics rule at punahou

  131. Bulla January 20, 2009 4:41 pm


    now that was a good one, 🙂

  132. Bulla January 20, 2009 4:42 pm



  133. LizKauai [Believer] January 20, 2009 4:43 pm

    UNLV Game Tsai-kos- anybody get room in your place for moemoe? Oddawise, I going book some orbitz someting deal. Plz lemme know if get 😉
    lizkauai at gmail dot com.

  134. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 4:50 pm

    Just reach Malloe, who said he hasn’t made a decision yet. Not saying he hasn’t made one. Just saying he said he hasn’t made one.

  135. LizKauai [Believer] January 20, 2009 4:55 pm

    Thanks, ST- I prefer not to get worked up over rumors or rumors of rumors. We can stay tuned to the WB for the latest!
    ok- meeting time…

  136. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:07 pm

    Obama = source of hope

    ST = source of truth

    how much more simple does it get?

  137. Kazz January 20, 2009 5:09 pm

    kama krab:

    January 20th, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    Howzit Everybody,

    All I can say is good luck to Kimo and look forward to throwing him all over the place when we play U-Dub in the future.


    We can’t throw him all over the place unless he’s actually in the game. We can’t do much if he’s on the bench.

  138. Kazz January 20, 2009 5:15 pm


    January 20th, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Just saw a post by Doris at another site that Kimo Makaula has decommited and is going to Washington. The recruiting wars are not over. A commit means nothing.

    Yup, a verbal doesn’t mean S**T nowadays.

    Still waiting for Feb 4th when it really counts and the ink is dry.



  139. Kazz January 20, 2009 5:19 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 20th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    I called Makaula, but in the middle of our conversation, the phone went “dead.”
    He wouldn’t hang up on me, would he?

    You can never tell anymore ST.

    Did he previously verbally commit to that phone call? 😆

  140. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:22 pm


    until the close of business on feb 4th, nothing means nothing. there is no code of honor with coaches, believe me…..too many are more worried about job security and w’s, than anything else….do you blame them?

    the story of the student athlete is lost in the hustle and bustle of recruiting…it is a constant battle to secure the players you want, and if you’re a student athlete who is not getting any interest, you need to get on the phone, send your videos out and follow up with the coaches. it can be done.

    even after LOI, there is still a TON of recruiting that goes on…..people have to graduate, they have to qualify, they have to meet their end of the deal for anything to happen……LOI is more of a big media day mandated by the NCAA

  141. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 5:28 pm

    JMO, Kimo M is a big loss…move on…MAC aint on my top 60 list of DIA head coaches but he and his staff are perhaps the best recruiters Hawaii has seen at Manoa…on the field is a different matter….as for Ikaika–he wont be raiding the cupboard of island talent anytime soon if as he has told (some) friends–he is headed for New Haven.

  142. bowfanjr January 20, 2009 5:31 pm

    Mr. Bulla and Stephen Tsai
    you both seem to have a pulse on UH. If malloe leaves , is stutz getting promoted?
    i have heard mac say that .
    I think he is worthy of a shot! he prob did get his bro to go to UH too 😉
    being a st. louis school alum, i know that he is a legend as a player and coach over here.

    also, anyone know if travis laboy is going to play in superbowl?

    Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. d1島 January 20, 2009 5:35 pm

    Yikes! 😯

    Not a good day for some Tsaikos

    Matson Navigation Co., said it is laying off 10 percent of its nonunion employees, or about 60 people, to align expenses with declining business

  144. Kazz January 20, 2009 5:35 pm


    January 20th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    also, anyone know if travis laboy is going to play in superbowl?

    Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last report, it depends if LaBoy’s bicep is just “bruised” or actually “torn”.

  145. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:37 pm

    in the infamous words of Sgt. Schultz from Hogan’s Heroes…..

    ……..i see nufthing………….
    ……..i hear nufthing…………
    ……..i do nufthing……………

  146. chawan_cut January 20, 2009 5:38 pm

    historic day

  147. chawan_cut January 20, 2009 5:38 pm

    will there be video coverage of the super games again?

  148. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:39 pm


    thanks for the head’s up, or head’s down, either way….ouch

    hope our svelted, velvety throated backroom charmer is not affected, but i think he is high up the food chain….sort of like jack and the beanstalk story.

  149. d1島 January 20, 2009 5:39 pm


    You going on a date?

  150. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:40 pm

    if memory serves me right, and not left,

    stutz was verbally promised a position when it became available….i thought, but we’d have to confirm with the all-knowing one, ST

    lots of pukas to fill, one by one…..

  151. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 5:40 pm

    Pray tell, who is the RB coach? Ouch!

  152. d1島 January 20, 2009 5:41 pm


    Hope so, too but one way to cut expenses quick…..

  153. bowfanjr January 20, 2009 5:42 pm

    Mr. Bulla
    that sounds like you know stuff and dont want to say stuff hehehehe

    call you buddy mac up and ask. 🙂

  154. labrat January 20, 2009 5:46 pm

    You that if you lie the boogieman will get you.
    Remember if you lie everyone will know.

  155. al ™ January 20, 2009 5:46 pm

    congrats to coach malloe. best wishes at yale, makes us proud.

  156. d1島 January 20, 2009 5:48 pm

    Good Luck Coach Malloe!


  157. al ™ January 20, 2009 5:49 pm

    bowfanjr….hey, i didn’t realize how old “bowfan” was.

  158. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:51 pm


    got your voicemail re: KN, ouch, will relay the information to coaches in town, also i’ll give the other coaches that are leaving tomorrow the info.

    if you know contact ph. for KN, please email, and as much info as possible ASAP.


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  160. Jason January 20, 2009 5:53 pm

    Whoa, I didn’t expect Malloe’s new position to be DC. Best wishes to him.

  161. Bulla January 20, 2009 5:54 pm


    you need to check with the source of the ultimate truth, ST himself…..and there will be the answer you seek

    have truth seek not

  162. Pomai January 20, 2009 5:58 pm

    Bulla but stutz is on the offensive side, why would he be hired for a defensive position?

  163. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    Ron Lee, Stuzz, Rolo and Smith….Y M I not excited?

  164. al ™ January 20, 2009 6:00 pm


  165. Bulla January 20, 2009 6:01 pm


    there is an opening on offense also, according to HC, there will be ‘some adjusting’ going on…….just have to put the pieces together.

    we do need someone for DL Coach, and someone who can bring it!

  166. Pomai January 20, 2009 6:05 pm

    Please don’t get me wrong, I like all the coaches on board, but we do seem to be top heavy with coaches that don’t have a lot of experience at the D 1 level.

  167. moon January 20, 2009 6:09 pm


    we can read code

    so who’s going to N?


  168. Bulla January 20, 2009 6:10 pm



    you win the stuffed purple octupus in the corner.

    some have ventured to say that in leadership, the great leaders surround themselves with those that are at the top of their game, and can lead succesfully; while other leaders, surround themselves with those that need to be led to success

    growing pains, that’s all.

  169. Bulla January 20, 2009 6:14 pm

    i am out the door boyz and girlz, play nicely, and i’ll check in later. gotta hit a meeting.

    al, pride, the harvest is ripe and the laborers are few. today is a day that will become a benchmark in american history….. and I quote our President Obama…..

    “We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness……….

    …..America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”

  170. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 6:32 pm

    This is the first president who’s younger than me.
    Well, maybe the second. Charlene Lo was younger, I think.

  171. niho mano January 20, 2009 6:33 pm

    any noga coaching the linebackers….ouch!!!!

  172. labrat January 20, 2009 6:37 pm

    Kanoe just said on the news that Malloe is leaving.

  173. chawan_cut January 20, 2009 6:40 pm

    i said historic day, not end of the world day.

  174. d1島 January 20, 2009 6:42 pm


  175. d1島 January 20, 2009 6:43 pm


    Oh. 🙁

  176. labrat January 20, 2009 6:53 pm


  177. al ™ January 20, 2009 6:55 pm

    post 170…..well, i can’t say the same.

  178. A-House January 20, 2009 7:42 pm


    Did the Advertiser just “sue” UH for the Sugar Bowl list or invoke FOIA?

    Can’t remember – too long ago!

  179. brew808 January 20, 2009 7:47 pm

    UH is a public/state institution –> subject to FOIA. NCAA is not. 😯

  180. A-House January 20, 2009 7:48 pm


    How many other mid-major teams are facing what Hawaii is going thru with decomits and commiting to a BCS school who may be in the lower echelons of their conference? (Boise St, Utah, TCU)

    I know we got one, but that was from Nevada.

    Garret: your #117 – do you think the “former” U-dub coach would have offered Makaula? I think Sarkesian has a vengence against UH. Did we beat his ass while he was QB at BYU? or, just beat the crap out of him?

    Bulla: yoy are saying that we are going to see more decommits over the next 10-12 days?

  181. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 20, 2009 7:52 pm

    happy inag day everyone,

    CHANGE is in the air….both for the nation and our football team. im excited!

  182. whitey January 20, 2009 7:54 pm

    al, sorry about mrs al’s age discrepancy. (j)j corrected it and bulla filled in the other part. i apologized to mrs al, but still send my best birthday wishes to her.

  183. whitey January 20, 2009 7:58 pm

    uh promotes coaches who are given opportunities to excel which in turn makes our head coach one helluva friend. let these young coaches dream and live their dreams and coach mc is helping them achieve it. friendship in today’s world is a most valuable assest. with that, best wishes and aloha to coach malloe.

  184. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 8:01 pm


    Ok…hmmm… phew, what a day!
    Most interesting thing for me was looking at how CNN video teamed up with Facebook. Something like a slick version of

    Facebook seems to be gaining ascendancy in the “communicate to the GenX” field.

  185. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 8:01 pm

    al- Hauoli Lahanau to da Boss!

  186. whitey January 20, 2009 8:02 pm

    ST, i am not surprised that when you lost connection with kimo, he did not try to call you back. us old futs would call you back and apologize, but in today’s world these kids are not taught or reminded about good manners and common sense.

  187. brew808 January 20, 2009 8:05 pm

    Boss’ b-day is 21st…. 😀

  188. Jason January 20, 2009 8:07 pm

    Hey, I would have called back. The only problem is, the other person often calls back too, and we end up missing each other. 😳

  189. jm2375 January 20, 2009 8:13 pm

    Jason – you are an old soul. That’s why you hang with us old futs. 😆

  190. lava January 20, 2009 8:15 pm

    Laboy, put some duct tape on that arm and go sack Ben Rottshalaberger or whoevers. Stop being a pussy. Jack Youngblood played with a broken leg.

  191. momotaro January 20, 2009 8:17 pm

    momotaro, did the Advertiser just “sue” UH for the Sugar Bowl list or invoke FOIA?
    Can’t remember – too long ago!


    The Advertiser used HRS Chapter 92F, the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act, which is the state version of the FOIA.

  192. brew808 January 20, 2009 8:19 pm

    Say…. who won the hoops game between the two blue teams on Saturday – GU and Duke? Which team is “truly BLUE“, and which team… just has the blues? 😯 😀 🙄

  193. jm2375 January 20, 2009 8:32 pm


    Took you long enough! 😈 I thought you’d be on me as soon as the game ended. Where you been?

    GU will prevail come tournament time!!!

  194. momotaro January 20, 2009 8:32 pm

    Garret: your #117 – do you think the “former” U-dub coach would have offered Makaula? I think Sarkesian has a vengence against UH. Did we beat his ass while he was QB at BYU? or, just beat the crap out of him?

    Sarkisian is getting a very late start on recruiting. It’s not surprising he would target UH’s top recruits, he can always dangle the Pac-10/BCS carrot to them. UW was so bad last year that Sarkisian can sell the chance to come in and compete for a starting position immediately.

  195. A-House January 20, 2009 8:54 pm

    so, why target UH?

  196. SteveM January 20, 2009 8:56 pm

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  197. fubar January 20, 2009 8:56 pm

    well on a season where we were blown out numerous times……change is good …..Go Warriors!! Lets get some coaches w/experience

  198. Garret January 20, 2009 8:59 pm


    I just got back online and was about to answer your question…but momotaro at #194 basically said what I was going to say. U-Dub isn’t only going after UH’s commits…but they have the advantage of Pac 10 over WAC, playing time, facilities, being part of the new coach’s first class, etc.

    Recruiting is *not* personal. Sarkisian needs to win and to do that he needs the best players he can get in a short period of time…so he’s got to go after the best recruits from schools that he has some advantages over. If you honestly think that a coach could recruit as a vendetta against any other school, you are reading too much into things.

  199. Garret January 20, 2009 9:02 pm


    The advantages U-Dub has over UH obviously worked for Sarkisian for Makaula, just like how other Pac-10 schools were able to swoop in on other players that UH has been recruiting for far longer. UH also has a lot of commits, so they have more to go after.

  200. Garret January 20, 2009 9:03 pm

    ST showed once again how he won’t stop until he gets the story. First, he talked with Malloe and got a denial, but then he got Mac to reveal the change and then Malloe had to admit he took the Yale job. That was a quick resolution, all played out in today’s blog.

  201. jm2375 January 20, 2009 9:04 pm

    At the risk of raising A-house’s blood pressure…

    This morning on the BC show, he mentioned that USU’s star bb player, was a solid UH commit, but he couldn’t wait around while UH named a HC, so he went to USU. Thanks HF. 😡 😈 🙄

  202. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 9:08 pm

    Garret- #198- mahalo. We need to stop thinking like whiners and just get down to business.

    Ok. so #3 sona says- “mom, can we practice in the garage?” That was at 5:45 so I say “ok”. Well, the band has arrived and has begun practice right now. Guess whose bedroom is above the garage?
    It’s going to be a long night…

  203. kama krab January 20, 2009 9:10 pm

    You know what no matter what Sark does, he will not be the answer at U-Dub.

  204. Garret January 20, 2009 9:11 pm


    About the volleyball issue, I don’t see how UH could appeal the title being taken away. UH put HF in charge of the appeal process, and as AD he had the power to decide things on behalf of the University. So, this is the problem now:

    1. HF said that UH violated that pro rule…that is the equivalent of pleading guilty in a criminal trial.

    2. HF said that UH accepted the title being taken away…that is the equivalent of accepting a plea bargain or accepting the punishment by the court.

    3. HF said that the issue was now being put behind UH, that it was settled. That is the equivalent of saying that UH was giving up all future appeals. In fact, HF *did* say that UH was not going to make any more appeals.

    So, after all of that was said by UH, how does UH appeal to the NCAA? UH could try to say that the person in charge at the time made a mistake or was incompetent…but he was the person UH put in charge and UH even gave a contract extension to him a few years after he decided to give up on the appeals.

    Like I said the other night you first brought this up, I don’t see how UH can appeal HF’s actions. To me, the problem is *not* the NCAA…the problem is that your “favorite” AD decided the men’s volleyball title wasn’t worth fighting for.

  205. Garret January 20, 2009 9:19 pm

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

    Mathematician was unhappy with his bicycle mirror, so he came up with a mathematical approach to reflective surfaces that might eliminate blind spots in car mirrors and create a batch of new types of mirrors.

  206. Garret January 20, 2009 9:20 pm

    The states are being hit hard by this recession–California is in bad shape and Arizona could be out of money by next month.

  207. Garret January 20, 2009 9:20 pm

    The situation is so bad in Mexico right now that it is being called one of the world’s worst security risks.

  208. Garret January 20, 2009 9:20 pm

    Man apparently fished in a pet store aquarium, caught a shark, and then snuck it out of the store under his coat.

  209. Garret January 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    Man tried to return a lobster, saying it was bad…but store workers realized that the lobster was all shell–the man had eaten all the lobster meat and then pieced the shell back together!

  210. Garret January 20, 2009 9:21 pm

    Free play links pau.

  211. Jason January 20, 2009 9:23 pm

    Ah, yeah, Gary Wilkinson. He’s doing well for the Aggies. 😡

    I read that story about the mathematician and the mirrors. I thought that was cool!

  212. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:23 pm

    I told one of the coaches that it’s bearable for UH to lose a recruit to Washington or UCLA.
    But I can’t imagine it plays well on the other side. I mean, UCLA should be competing against USC for players. Can you see UCLA telling its alumni: Hey, fist-bumps all around! We beat UH on a recruit!

  213. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:25 pm

    Now if I were an athlete and young, I’m going to San Diego State.
    But I’m a writer, older than the president, and married, so I’m at The Advertiser.

  214. Garret January 20, 2009 9:27 pm


    For players like Tepa they can point to the number of stars. Plus, UCLA’s recruiting is fragmented this year because Walker left, which gives them an excuse this year.

  215. Garret January 20, 2009 9:30 pm


    San Diego is a great place to live, but San Diego State really isn’t a great place for a football player. No fan base, student apathy (though they probably get as many students at their games than UH gets at Aloha Stadium), horrible coaching turnover, etc. However, SDSU has hired a pretty impressive coaching staff, so they have a chance now.

    If this coaching staff succeeds, SDSU will rise again and have a huge recruiting base to go after. If they don’t win in 2 years, I can’t see SDSU being able to stay in D-IA for football.

  216. A-House January 20, 2009 9:33 pm


    My point is that the NCAA, based on a complaint one year after UH won the title, amended the “pro rule” and went back 5 years to make if effective.

    UH, unfortunately, placed the wrong person in charge who “admitted” that UH violated the “pro-rule” when the language did not exist at the time UH recruited Costas.

    What I disagree with is that the NCAA amended the rule more than a year after the fact and made it retroactive with an effective date of 5 years before the fact.

    Then, explain why the NCAA allowed BYU to retain its title and banner when they did the same thing ( using players who played with pro-athletes ) as UH. Also, why did the NCAA strip Lewis State of the title for the same reason? Seems like a total double standard of applying the same rule.

    Further, why does the NCAA not go after the schools where their VB players (USA nationals) played in games with “pro” players in pick-up games or for charity? Is it discriminating against international players? Like, who gives a shit about them!!!

    Its no wonder that many conutries look at the USA and say why don’t you clean up your own mis-deeds against your your people before telling us that we need to treat our people equally.

  217. momotaro January 20, 2009 9:33 pm

    so, why target UH?

    Like Garret, I don’t think UW is targeting UH specifically, but is looking to flip top recruits away from non-BCS schools. Sarkisian probably is also looking to establish recruiting ties to Hawaii for future classes.

  218. d1島 January 20, 2009 9:36 pm

    …of course, that all ended at noon today…
    😳 did I just say that?

  219. kama krab January 20, 2009 9:36 pm


    I think that when you are UCLA you have no excuses. That is why they had so much coaching changes in recent years. It’s win now or next!!!

  220. A-House January 20, 2009 9:37 pm


    You mean that “stars” for Tepa would go from 2 to 4 if he signed with a BCS team?

    Same person with same abilities and limitations?

  221. A-House January 20, 2009 9:39 pm


    How many recruites have de-commited from Boise St or Utah or TCU to attend Washington?

  222. Garret January 20, 2009 9:45 pm


    BSU, Utah, and TCU have a lot better facilities than UH. They also are probably closer geographically to their recruits than UH is to the mainland recruits. TCU has a *very* impressive commit list right now (better than more than half of the Big 12 teams), and other BCS schools (mainly Big 12 schools) are openly trying to steal their recruits.

    I thought that Tepa already had 3 stars? With the awards he has won and the stats he had last season, he deserves an upgrade to 4 stars…but he already has enough stars to point at for UCLA.

  223. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:46 pm

    I know the UH coaches are peeved at Makaula because he accepted a U-Dub offer without visiting the school. UH’s point is that it was there from the beginning and, at the least, he should have visited the school before making a decision.
    That makes sense.
    I really don’t think kids should make any commitment unless they’re sure. People can say verbals aren’t binding, but in a way they are. UH was holding a scholarship for Makaula, a scholie that could have gone to someone else.
    Back to the prom analogy. Yes, an acceptance isn’t binding, but if a guy rents the suit and the limo, he’s expecting a date.

  224. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:47 pm

    Then again, I’m sure Nevada feels the same way about David Graves.

  225. Garret January 20, 2009 9:47 pm


    I *do* agree with you about how the NCAA amended their rule and retroactively applied it. However, the problem for UH now is that HF accepted that and declared that UH wouldn’t be appealing anymore! That is what I’ve been trying to point out to you…it would have been interesting to contest the NCAA’s retroactive application of the rule, but it had to be done back then and HF did not seem to try very hard to fight for the volleyball team. Now it is too late because UH officially declared it accepted the NCAA’s punishment.

  226. kama krab January 20, 2009 9:48 pm


    I do think that you are looking to much into this, but I will say that if Sark whats to continue recruiting in Hawaii it will get harder and harder each year. I think once Coach Mac gets his foot set in Hawaii, I don’t thing very much schools will be able to come in and take our best.

  227. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:49 pm

    The cool thing about Malloe is he called the three guys he recruited and told them he was leaving, just in case it made a difference. The three remain committed.

  228. Garret January 20, 2009 9:51 pm


    Yes, UH paid the expenses to bring in Graves on an official recruiting trip even though he was committed to Nevada for quite some time. I don’t see UH fans (except roysan16) speaking out against that…I guess it is only bad when other schools do that to UH commits.

    Nevada could have gone after many other QBs, but they thought they had Graves so they did not.

  229. Garret January 20, 2009 9:51 pm


    I’m glad that Malloe’s recruits are still committed to UH!

  230. Garret January 20, 2009 9:52 pm

    Of course, if U-Dub finds out who Malloe recruited, I would expect them to call those recruits tomorrow…

  231. Garret January 20, 2009 9:53 pm

    Didn’t UH bring in a recruit 2 weekends ago who had given his verbal commitment to UCLA? I didn’t hear any UH fans complaining about that…

  232. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:54 pm

    Actually, I don’t think a flag or a trophy makes a difference.
    You can’t replace the memory.
    I was at that UH-Pepperdine match, and it was just an amazing experience. I can still see Costas jumping around, and then the UH players taking pieces of the floor as souvenirs. And then going into the locker room and seeing Tony Ching in tears, emotionally spent from the chase.
    The next day I saw Pepperdine coach Marv Dunphy at the airport. He knew UH was the better team, and he had no complaints.
    Costas was a great player not because he was a member of a team that had pros. He was great because he worked his okole off every day in practice while still maintaining good grades in business.
    JJ said a lot of strange things, but what I’ll remember — and this applies to UH volleyball — is that in time you don’t remember scores, you remember teammates and special moments.

  233. momotaro January 20, 2009 9:55 pm

    How many recruits have de-commited from Boise St or Utah or TCU to attend Washington?

    I don’t really follow UW recruiting but it looks like they flipped a DB from Boise. I’d imagine there will be more in the coming weeks, Sarkisian just got hired and he’s barely had time to put together his own staff.

  234. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:56 pm

    UH actually did contact Malloe’s recuits. They still picked UH.

  235. kama krab January 20, 2009 9:56 pm

    And you no what Makaula is going to wish he did not do what he did.

  236. momotaro January 20, 2009 9:57 pm

    Hey ST, I saw page B7 in yesterday’s Advertiser and it was awesome.

  237. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:58 pm

    I met Sarkisian a few times.
    We were at BYU, interviewing Norm Chow.
    Chow told Sarkisian to fetch sodas for me and Ferd.
    Every now and then, Ferd says: “Can you believe he was the guy who got us drinks?”
    But, you know, he was a cool guy. Very humble, but excitable.

  238. Garret January 20, 2009 9:58 pm

    I’m going to stop discussing certain issues (like the volleyball title) because I think I’m writing too much about it. I’ve complained in the past about a lot of things the NCAA does, which is why sometimes I try to point out when I think things aren’t the NCAA’s fault. I’ll try to just let those things slide from now on, unless I’m at a Cattle Call and can say what I really think about some issues!

    I’m probably going to be blogging a lot less soon anyway because I have a big contract about to start. It has been nice to have a little time to catch my breath between contracts, and I wouldn’t mind if this break lasted until after NLI day, but it sounds like things will start much sooner than that.

  239. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 9:59 pm

    That was taken when we used to have in-house photogs. They took away my glasses because of the reflection. I couldn’t see.

  240. Stephen Tsai January 20, 2009 10:01 pm

    If were Makaula, I would have taken the U-Dub trip, then also visited Utah. Hey, he’s young. Take as many trips as possible. Then he can announce a decision later. I mean, now he doesn’t get the Utah trip, UH is peeved and he probably has to work the Punahou carnival this weekend.

  241. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:02 pm

    Yes- that was a special VB year. And I really love our imported players- they add another dimension and energy to the team. Costas, for sure, but there are others that followed… loved the kibbutznik too!

  242. Jason January 20, 2009 10:02 pm

    A-House: I don’t think it’s personal — I just think that Sarkisian wants to tap into the Hawai‘i pipeline, and so he has to go after Hawai‘i players. For the most part, Hawai‘i players are either going to UH or big-name Mainland schools that they compete against anyways, and so Sarkisian’s best shot is to go after the UH guys.

  243. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:04 pm

    Garret- congrats on the contract!

  244. moon January 20, 2009 10:04 pm

    231- he didnt come he was at uw last week.

  245. kama krab January 20, 2009 10:06 pm


    I understand the point you are trying to make but I think what hurt’s is he is a local boy and when we get local boys to stay and last minute they decide to do this. This is the same thing that the Perry kid did and do you think people in the no have forgotten what he did. I don’t think so.

  246. momotaro January 20, 2009 10:07 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    If were Makaula, I would have taken the U-Dub trip, then also visited Utah. Hey, he’s young. Take as many trips as possible. Then he can announce a decision later. I mean, now he doesn’t get the Utah trip, UH is peeved and he probably has to work the Punahou carnival this weekend.

    Actually, can’t he still take the trip? I mean, unless UW will pull the offer if he takes other trips.

    Also, there’s always the possibility that Makaula can flip back. His verbal to UW is as non-binding as his verbal to UH.

  247. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:08 pm

    i still say that the ncaa should ammend the recruiting rules and regulations to allow for an early signing period that is binding, complete with a letter of intent. this could be something like may to september of each year.

    if the intentions of the ncaa is to reduce the blatant spending on redruiting and to reduce the amount of harassment on student/athletes then this could accomplish both.

  248. Bulla January 20, 2009 10:09 pm

    A House

    Yes, there will be more decommits and more misunderstaandings.
    What happened to Noa at UH? pretty sad someone dropped the ball

  249. Garret January 20, 2009 10:09 pm


    I had referred to a November milestone for my company and I never got to tell you about what happened. I got my work done and exceeded what we promised our customer, which is why my company got some good attention at the November conference (MILCOM) and got an article in the current issue of National Defense Magazine.

    My co-founder was sure that his stuff would be done by November so that we could show it off at MILCOM and we had offers for our company contingent on his stuff and my stuff working. Unfortunately, his stuff wasn’t done in time…and it still isn’t done. He’s had other stuff going on in his life so the “1 or 2 months” of work he had since last July still hasn’t been done as of today. If I knew that was going to happen, I probably would have taken the offer for the company 6 months ago.

    Anyway, my company is doing fine but we missed the optimal window to sell so we won’t be selling for awhile.

  250. Garret January 20, 2009 10:11 pm


    The contract is nice, but November would have been much, much nicer if things had gone as planned.

  251. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 10:13 pm

    Actually as I have stated before recruiting athletes whom have verbed is easier becz the field of competition has been reduced and recruiters can focus on a particular rival school. Especially a program such as UDUB which has a lot to offer over midmajor Hawaii.
    Hawaii did a good job in their initial push but their grip was not firm, even in our backyard–Im surprised some of our prized mainland recruits havent decommited yet–we dont have the long arm.
    Penn State is one of the best at it and their bird dog has been named recruiter of the year at least once.

  252. Garret January 20, 2009 10:13 pm

    kama krab,

    I will *never* forget the Perry recruiting stuff, especially how he actually signed his UH NLI but never sent it in. Then he got those personal fouls at Aloha Stadium…

  253. Garret January 20, 2009 10:15 pm


    I completely agree with you about the early signing period. It appears that the majority of coaches around the country agree too. It would save money and reduce stress, plus it would save a lot of time for coaches.

  254. Garret January 20, 2009 10:17 pm

    231- he didnt come he was at uw last week.


    I was referring to McKay from Long Beach Poly. He came on a recruiting trip to UH 2 weekends ago.

  255. scoops? January 20, 2009 10:19 pm

    so is stuzz gona be promoted? there is a lot of talk about mack telling people that he would with the next opening etc…
    i like stuzz and would love to see him show his stuff!

  256. momotaro January 20, 2009 10:21 pm

    I was shocked to see that University of Washington hired its new defensive coordinator at $700,000 per year and its new offensive line coach at $350,000 a year. The top assistants in the Pac 10 are now making something in that range. They spend that BCS money as soon as it comes in (even UW gets a chunk of change).

    Sarkisian was making $700,000 as USC’s offensive coordinator before being hired as UW’s head coach.

    You might want to sit down before you find out how much Norm Chow is making as UCLA’s offensive coordinator. Most of it is being paid by the Tennessee Titans.

  257. Garret January 20, 2009 10:22 pm

    One last thing before I go to sleep…I probably have a different perspective on the U-Dub vs. UH thing with Makaula because I’ve been to Seattle 5 or 6 times. My sister went to UH for 2 years and then U-Dub for the rest of her accounting degree. From her perspective, the education at Washington was worth the extra expense and the hassle of transferring. She has done quite well at work (first in Seattle and then in Hawaii) since she got her degree. Her husband is from Maui but they met at U-Dub and he’s done very well in his career also.

  258. roysan16 January 20, 2009 10:26 pm

    as bulla alluded to “there may be more decommits”
    i’m hoping there wouldn’t be
    i know exactly what uw needs are
    and i was really liking the two that we have
    really,realy liking one of them
    saw film of this player-very,very good technique
    of all that’s coming in this year, i’m hoping that the
    playing i’m thinking of doesn’t get persuaded to go elsewhere
    trying to speak cryptically in case there are spies about

  259. kama krab January 20, 2009 10:26 pm

    I going to look on the bright side and say, two years ago we would not be having this conversation.

    It has been a very disappointing day but there are badder days ahead.

  260. momotaro January 20, 2009 10:26 pm

    I was referring to McKay from Long Beach Poly. He came on a recruiting trip to UH 2 weekends ago.

    Garret, McKay has not committed to UCLA yet. I think that moon is referring to UCLA commit Taniela Maka.

  261. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:29 pm

    Garret- never mind. The world is in a state of rapid change and nothing is as it was. No doubt something much better is headed your way and the future will reveal the wisdom of the events of the past!

    Re recruits- Coach Mack and his team committed to recruit the “right” way. While I am not privvy to what has been going on, I trust that he is fulfilling his plans and making the visits. We should have what we need when the dust settles on the official day of signing.
    Or not.

    We’ll still be here to support our WARRIORS!

  262. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:34 pm

    don’t let the suspense kill you.
    enjoy the recruiting game.
    its never been better than this year.
    why, if all the early verbal commits stayed true to their word we would have nothing to discuss at the moment.

  263. whitey January 20, 2009 10:37 pm

    recruiting is a major tool to help insure our team or any team remains competitive. i have no problems with every school giving it’s best shot at a recruit even tho he/she has verbally committed. no binding contract was signed and no blood affixed to the paper. main thing to remember with recruits, give it your best shot, if he/she does not sign, wish them well and no look back. if they sign, love em and show them what aloha is all about. irregardless, treat the recruits like how you want to be treated. in kimo’s case let him go and find another player or hold the scholie for a future player.

  264. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:38 pm

    …and after all


    for today we have the 44th president of our great country in office. not only is he the first of black ancestry, but, he of hawaii roots as well.

  265. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:38 pm

    …and after all


    for today we have the 44th president of our great country in office. not only is he the first of black ancestry, but, he of hawaii roots as well.

  266. kama krab January 20, 2009 10:41 pm


    I totally agree but kind of hard ah first time, don’t no how to react.

  267. whitey January 20, 2009 10:42 pm

    coach mc and his staff, keep your spirits up, keep in contacts with your commits and families, and leave no stone unturned. there’s gold in them thar hills.

  268. kama krab January 20, 2009 10:43 pm


    Right on brah. God bless america and may god bless our president.

  269. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:45 pm

    ah, the mayor of maui has returned.

    totally agree with you sir.

    and furthermore, makaula has been wavering for a long time.

    we have never been successful keeping the kids from punahou at home. june knew it and now mack knows it. oh we have had a few like the great dane on occasion. but for some reason the buff n blue pride themselves on sending their student body to schools outside of the state regardless if they are athletes or not.

  270. whitey January 20, 2009 10:46 pm

    after 10 and getting close to 300. going help to reach that, then going crash. no need remy or biru tonight.

  271. roysan16 January 20, 2009 10:46 pm

    given the choice of have having nothing to discuss or
    given the choice of discussing recruiting implosions which would be
    better? hhhmm.

  272. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:48 pm

    ok. crank it up to 300!

  273. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:49 pm

    I guess the word got out about my snoring and no one wants me for a roommate in LV 🙄

  274. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:50 pm

    But if there is a skeeter in the room, it will bite me before anyone else ❗

  275. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:50 pm


  276. al ™ January 20, 2009 10:50 pm

    kama….i hear you my brother.

    at first, whenever we have local boys turn 180 degrees on us there is a feeling of anger. because we are such hardcore warrior fans, we take it personally. after all most of us have been bred to keep our word.

    but, as whitey says, we lose one because they weren’t really committed to the warrior nation. eh, one snap and clear. we just go out there and find someone who does.

    …nuff said.

  277. whitey January 20, 2009 10:51 pm

    looking at other news about this time period, recruiting, it is taking it’s toll on many coaches, schools, and recruits. some of the major solid commits (4 and 5 stars) are having second thoughts, decomitting, or holding off any announcements till feb 4th.

  278. BowsForever January 20, 2009 10:53 pm

    Well, best wishes to Malloe. Special teams were atrocious and then improved to fair/good near the end of the season. ST, you have an evaluation of how Malloe did?

  279. whitey January 20, 2009 10:54 pm

    aunty liz, if you need to find a hotel room for the unlv game, call either duffer or me and will see what we can do. it probably won’t be free, but we can try to get the best rates.

  280. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:55 pm

    When you are a kid- the grass seems greener and the candy seems sweeter in the unexperienced side of the fence. The opposite is true for many old futs 😉

  281. AlaWaiPipelayer January 20, 2009 10:55 pm

    Referemce the controversy of The Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner asking Tadd Fujikawa and his grandfather about Derrick’s drug related problems.
    The GC has removed Lerner’s post from its front page and hidden it deep in its website. The peeps have spoken!

  282. whitey January 20, 2009 10:56 pm

    whoa, the mountain is now an ant hill and i can see past the hill, but i not going past it.

  283. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:56 pm

    whitey, there’s a pretty good deal on Expedia for flts and the Hilton. I just was trying to get closer to the Tsaiko nation 😉

  284. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:57 pm

    Good for the Golf Channel. Golf is supposed to be a classy sport, eh?

  285. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:58 pm

    c’mon whitey- YOU are our inspiration!

  286. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:58 pm

    15 more…

  287. whitey January 20, 2009 10:59 pm

    alawai, thanks for the info. many times instead of focusing on the player and his game, golf channel gets into other unncessary things and get their foot in their mouth. remember kelly tighman (spp?)

  288. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 10:59 pm

    Do they have Karaoke in LV? Do they have nabeyaki udon?

  289. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:00 pm

    Phew- garage is full of cars again… the neighbors rejoice!

  290. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:00 pm

    11 more

  291. whitey January 20, 2009 11:00 pm

    ok aunty liz, we can try either cal or fremont.

  292. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:01 pm

    In a week, I’ll be in the air for Sydney.

  293. whitey January 20, 2009 11:02 pm

    i know that brewski is sleeping, but dang where is 808ike???

  294. BowsForever January 20, 2009 11:02 pm

    Hope Libre gets that extra year. With an improved O-line and change-up formations, he could have a 2007-like season.

  295. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:03 pm

    OK whitey! Those are not on the list of Expedia deals.

  296. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:04 pm

    BowsForever- me too. His auntie Rhoda is my buddy and she is so proud of Daniel!

  297. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:04 pm


  298. whitey January 20, 2009 11:04 pm

    Sydney???? whoa, now that is faaaaaarrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! i am looking at going to manila to learn about their culture. never to old to learn. hahahahahahaaaaaaa

  299. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:05 pm

    gunfunnit… wouldn’t be so slow if there were a PRIZE at 300 😉

  300. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:05 pm


  301. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:06 pm

    whitey- Sydney is a stopover. Auckland is the destination.

  302. al ™ January 20, 2009 11:06 pm

    re: taniela maka. didn’t he just commit to ucla less than a week ago?

  303. whitey January 20, 2009 11:06 pm

    same thing for duffer, he sleeping and going wake up early to try and be #1 on tomorrows post.

  304. whitey January 20, 2009 11:08 pm

    al, good thing you added some addition to your last post. i thought taniela was fuud and was going to ask where you find it.

  305. al ™ January 20, 2009 11:09 pm

    hey whitey, #2 said he may not be able to accompany you to p.i.
    however, my passport is up to date.
    nah, nah, nah…

  306. whitey January 20, 2009 11:10 pm

    ok, time to crash. mission accomplished!!!!!!

    al, now that mrs al is asleep, you can put all the wrapped gifts on the kitchen table. i hope you when buy plenty of gifts.

    good night

  307. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 11:11 pm

    Me too.
    Nitey nite and SWEET Warrior (recruit) Dreams!

  308. Kekoa January 20, 2009 11:15 pm

    Good work late night crew. Bustin’ the 300 level today on a short day was very cool. Y’all done good!

    G’nite all…

  309. jm2375 January 20, 2009 11:23 pm

    Me too. Nitey nite. See ya tomorrow.

  310. SteveM January 20, 2009 11:47 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    January 20th, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    Do they have Karaoke in LV? Do they have nabeyaki udon?

    Liz — I don’t know about the nabeyaki udon, but our Tsai-ko Chapter President there is a very resourceful man. Head of some karaoke organization…or was it the emcee for the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. I forget. 😕

  311. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 4:52 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Coach McMackin,

    your biggest job is to get coaches who can cover your back. coaches in the top programs get the job done. Inspire us. Inspire the recruits.
    get coaches for us who can cover your behind.

  312. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 5:09 am

    When I hear about BCS schools exploiting mid major schools with pay for their assistant coaches, because of the money disparity, I think lawsuit and Congress inquiry.

    I also think that Makaula changing his mind in the manner that he has is a good thing for our puritan coaching staff.. it will make our coaches smarter, work harder, stay committed to the goal: a top quality program. also, it gets my blood boiling.

    back in the day, when duffy was getting Hawaii’s best to go to Mich St., UH was playing Marines Camp Pendelton, San Diego St., etc. our band had 2 tubas, and da cheerleaders weren’t winning any Paula Abdul contests. we’ve come a long way since those days. we’ve got a long more ways to go.

    coaches, suck it up and present yourselves and UH in a very positive way to our commits, point to the schedules coming, and do a great job with what we got now. I don’t want to hear about “we’re rebuilding.” show me. i’ve got a list of the commits we had 2 weeks ago. lets see what you show up with on 2/4.

  313. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 5:23 am

    Jimmy D,

    first, good morning. in the past, we scheduled top teams to compete against. USC, Wash, Wash St., OSU, Oregon, Alabama, Florida. Nebraska, Notre Dame. Sometimes we got killed. Sometimes we had hope. Once in a great while, we won.

    I do understand the logic of playing Central Arkansas for the first game.
    But is that good for our program, to build a top tier program? Does that kind of scheduling help load the coach’s tool box for recruiting?

    c’mon Jim, schedule schools we can be proud to compete against before the game begins. dreams of glory start now.

  314. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 5:39 am

    ypowarrior made a comment. i echo his uneasiness. hope we’re wrong in our skepticism.

    gotta go. hi ho hi ho.

    have a great day everybody.

    esme woooossshhhhh!

  315. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 5:42 am

    weather has been nice in Hilo lately. winds down, sunny in the afternoon. calm on the water..

    Great to hear that Warriors are working out big time. Love hearing that Alex the Great is focused.

  316. jm2375 January 21, 2009 6:05 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    bhf2, you waking up da chikkens again? 🙂

  317. RichfromOC January 21, 2009 6:17 am

    I would not worry too much about other schools poaching our commits after all its how the players perform on the field that really matters.

  318. d1島 January 21, 2009 6:38 am

    Great Morning All!

    Quite an exciting day yesterday.
    “Be careful for what you wish.”
    Many had complained that the Former Coach was very late in getting recruiting going.
    Now Mack has jumped out early and must “weather the storm” from the “poachers” and “come lately’s”
    Anxiety abounds in either case….

    With another opening in the coaching ranks, here’s hoping that Mack does the right thing….


  319. duffer January 21, 2009 7:07 am


  320. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 21, 2009 7:21 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    SteveM- #310 las vegas ROCKS… and knows his town like the mayor of Maui knows his!

    RichfromOC, are you THE Rich?

  321. Stretch January 21, 2009 7:21 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Just a reminder, no drink too much soju and beer, you might end up with a headache the next morning.

  322. mctruck January 21, 2009 7:23 am

    If memory serves me, didn’t UH just recently have a recruit de- commit from another school to come to UH? seems like that’s the name of the game now days? just hope luck favors the Warrior program more.

  323. djmitcho January 21, 2009 7:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland. Hope everyone has a great day.

  324. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 21, 2009 7:30 am

    It’s 62 degrees F.
    Time to Hi Ho!

  325. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 7:50 am

    jm2375xxx 😀

    hiya. yup, me and da greys are frenz. 😀

    d1, yup I hope Mack does the right thing too. We need a coach we can believe in. someone who can lead all of us. and someone who gives back.

    to be a modern leader, you gotta be a great talker. and yhou gotta have a game plan!

  326. RichfromOC January 21, 2009 7:55 am

    No. I am not “the Rich” but another Rich. Anyway, there is a certain Saddleback CC LB with Waianae ties that UH should look at…can’t give too many hints but wore number 44 and is a male.

  327. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 7:55 am

    my game plan is simple. WIN 😀

    i’m going to feel pretty lousy when Americans are working their fannies and, because of our leadership, we get beat up on the world of public opinion. perception can change reality in one day.

    reminds me of football.

  328. grapes January 21, 2009 7:58 am

    d1 and big island,
    what is the right thing to you

  329. moon January 21, 2009 8:05 am

    just heard barry m. on 1500 say a good source told him that former OL coach dennis mcknight is coming back to coach the OL. Barry M reminded the listeners that dennis mcknight was also the OL coach of the offensive line that got kicked around in the sugarbowl. I don’t know if the last remark was a subtle hint of a non endorsement of mcknight coming back personally i rather have a new blood coming in.

  330. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 8:05 am

    LB? we need a coupla more rock solid 4.7 330# OG who can do coupla choruses doing da Irish jig witout falling down. 😀 or Earvin Sione puttin on 80#. moving to OT.

    but the best moves Hawaii can make is getting dat Language (Rosetta Stone) class on TV in da high schools. da second language requirement slows many a good player and forces them to think about a JUCO.
    Rosetta Stone is a must for high school athletes wanting to go on to the college of their choice.

  331. Bulla January 21, 2009 8:05 am


    it’s not about Stutz showing his stuff, it’s about the HC honoring his pledge to one of his GA’s, that’s all

    character is built not when the lights are on, but when the lights are off.

  332. whitey January 21, 2009 8:07 am

    Rich, am glad you brought up the player. there are still a lot of players out there who uh can look at or have already contacted. one thing about uh recruiting, look at this year’s first recruit and how it has progressed in getting higher and higher quality players. it would not surprise me if uh adds 2-3 more players before feb 4th.

    before i forget, good morning Tsaikos. time to go, slightly late, but have a smiley day.

  333. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 8:15 am


    follow through and get stuff done. thats the right thing to do.

    but you’re probably asking — whjo?
    my answer is: I don’t know what/who is available, and what my limitations are…
    but i know my decision is going to be scrutinized, by the fans but also by my staff and the players.
    so when I make the announcment, its gonna be done with polish, great delivery, good photo backup, my coaches are going to back me, and they’ve had one year to know me and each other better. I hear names, but I’d rather the Coaches feel optomistic that my choices are excellent choices for the team.

    I’ll bite. Miano would get a promotion. but I’d send him and one odda coach to take a tutorial on public speaking. the players no listen to da odda coach, and summa da players no follow Miano’s directions.. eeda da hard of hearing or day no understand what he’s saying even when he’s pointing to where day supposed to go. some do, some don’t. thats my perception. thats my reality.

  334. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 8:21 am

    Morning all,

    Why did Markovitz (Sp?) say that UH never tried to recruit Maiava?? I believe that he was approached, but already made it known that he was going to the mainland, so UH backed off, as what was JJ’s recruiting policy with local players.

    Thats the kind of stuff that needs to be cleared up because if its spoken in a public forum, it will be considered the “Truth”

  335. bighilofan2 January 21, 2009 8:22 am

    Bulla is right about following through.

    some ballahead aktah said “it is said, let it be done” or sumtin like dat.

    so if Coach said dat to Stutz, its gotta happen.

    but coaching is like committin. you can decommit if dat is the right thing for the program. i’m not talking about Stutz. i’m talking about in general. i wouldn’t go down the road if i know get one or two IEDs waitin for my gang and we’re not armored up.

  336. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 8:23 am

    C. Stuz should be like ST coach…he has the passion I feel that would be great for the ST….he can moonlight with receivers every now and then. Ron Lee should take up coaching the receivers again….he did a good job, albiet the past WR’s were skilled out of HS and had a crazy work ethic.

  337. Just Pooping January 21, 2009 8:39 am

    If Dennis McKnight really is going to be brought back, it should be as special teams coach; not OL coach.

  338. Willie January 21, 2009 8:45 am

    On Maiava, he was on AM1500 yesterday talking about the E-W Shrine game. They asked him about which decals from other teams he had. He said definitely PAC-10 team and other tough teams he respected like Texas.

    Was asked about a Hawaii sticker and his reply was “NOPE”. Asked how come and he said “UH never recruited me” so he was NOT going to put an “H” on his helmet. Maiava was emphatic about this and confirms that Markowitz (sp?) was right, re: XxFaithxX #334. Straight from the “horses mouth”, UH DID NOT recruit Maiava.

    Same as they did not recruit Tatupu, even though he wanted to come here after leaving Maine. How good was he, he is the starting MLB for the Seattle Seahawks.

  339. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 8:45 am

    Rumor that Nobriga committed to Colorado on trip…….looking for link =/

  340. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 8:53 am

    He said, she said. He should have more class and say he respects UHM, but wanted to play on the mainland/ in the pac-10. Isn’t the whole perspective of leaving Hawai`i and going to the mainland for college is to ‘Grow up’? Seems it didn’t work for him.

    As far as Tatupu,…you can put that on Lempa…he didn’t want him. I would say that if maybe he had a clue as to who his family was, he might have though otherwise.

    Every team can say that they missed out on a recruit, but for UHM, its unforgettable.

  341. owen-16 January 21, 2009 8:55 am

    guess our worries about Nobriga being a lock might be coming true

  342. Bulla January 21, 2009 8:58 am


    you’re right…that’s why this year GM went ‘all out’ to get local recruits. my fear is that we need balance or we’ll revert to Coach Price and the Hula T….we need skilled people in skilled positions and i’ll leave it at that with no reference to jimmy the greek and the termination of his employment with CBS

    we’ve missed more than we’ve caught in my opinion, but that’s only my 2 sense…… we need to align our coaching staff, fill the pukas, and go to battle…….anything less is unacceptable.

  343. moon January 21, 2009 8:59 am

    UCLA picked up a commitment from Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Stanjarivus McKay. McKay said he actually committed last Saturday while on his official visit but wanted to tell the other coaches before going public.

  344. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 8:59 am

    That “Horses Mouth” stinks kinda pilau if you ask me.

    If you are a coach that RESPECTS what a player says that he is not going to play in Hawai`i for college FB (Remember that JJ’s recruiting policy ….sheesh, seems like “Willie” does not follow UHM athetics like he does USC…) and also COMMITS to a team before his SR. year…then you can understand why UH did not kiss his ass….which is why hes probably so habut. GROW UP MAIAVA.

  345. Pride. January 21, 2009 9:03 am


    January 21st, 2009 at 5:09 am

    back in the day, when duffy was getting Hawaii’s best to go to Mich St., UH was playing Marines Camp Pendelton, San Diego St., etc. our band had 2 tubas, and da cheerleaders weren’t winning any Paula Abdul contests. we’ve come a long way since those days. we’ve got a long more ways to go.

    BigHiloFan you crack me up. By da way, good morning to you.

  346. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 9:04 am

    Rodja Bulla. You da man.

  347. Willie January 21, 2009 9:08 am

    Don’t follow USC football, just conveyed what Maiava said on the radio.

    Xx, really appreciate the info, there really is “two sides to a story”. Agree with you on Maiava needing to grow up, think you need to add “having some class” to that too.

  348. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 9:12 am

    Sorry Willie about that USC thing….kinda pumped today….lots of news that has ramifications for YEARS….for WARRIOR FB.

  349. LizKauai [Believer] January 21, 2009 9:15 am

    bhf2- #335
    “So let it be written, So let it be done” or “So it shall be written, so it shall be done”.

    (The Ten Commandments)

    What do we think about the Wildcat formation? Too complex for college???

  350. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 9:17 am

    Re: # 349 Florida ran the Wildcat at times this year…

  351. owen-16 January 21, 2009 9:18 am

    what do you expect from maiava, he just following da lead of his head coach

  352. moon January 21, 2009 9:28 am

    i think athletes get caught up in the moment and regret what they say sometimes. they read literature and watch video teaching them of how to rep presenting themselves favorable in public. they are constantly reminded. even colt last year going to the media about the facilities was wrong as far as far as what you are taught of always putting your school in the favorable light

  353. XxFaithxX January 21, 2009 9:41 am

    Thanks Bowfan for link…:

    Mckay info.

    “……..Is McKay a Bruin?
    Although he’s not ready to go public with his decision just yet, it sounds like defensive back Stanjarivus McKay (Long Beach Poly, Calif.) is very close to committing to UCLA.

    McKay visited UCLA this weekend and has also visited Colorado and Hawaii.

    “I had a great trip, I loved it there,” McKay said. “I know all of the players and like I’ve said before, UCLA has always been my dream school. I got along great with the coaches and I had a great talk with Coach Neuheisal where he told me they want me to come in this fall rather than greyshirt.

    “I didn’t even have to bring it up to them either. The coaches said they didn’t know I already had a good SAT score so when they found that out, they said my offer was for the fall and I was very excited about that. I already made my decision but I don’t want to release it until I’ve had a chance to call the other coaches and let them know first. I’m planning to do that tomorrow.”

    McKay is a talented safety who had a big senior year earning all-league and all-CIF honors in the Pac 5, which was the toughest division in the state this past year. He has a solid frame and excellent cover skills for a safety as well. …..”

  354. moon January 21, 2009 10:00 am

    wow even the other sites are p/u the rumor that barry m spread about dennis m coming back to the islands didnt see anything on ponyblog yet this is funny where tight lips sink ships or something lik that

  355. Bruddah Cuz January 21, 2009 10:09 am

    Sarkisian is an ambitious man. He is striking while he is hot. I hope the local recruits realize he may not be there long. He considers UW a stepping stone on his way to larger, greener pastures. Makaula should go where he wants and be happy with the choice. Things worked out well for Maiava and I hope he has happiness in his future rather than sulking about his past. Malloe went away, came back, leaves again. Good luck follow your dream. McKnight came, left, came, left. Take a number. Facilities-average. Education-average. Team-average. Aloha-priceless.

  356. Da Punchbowl Kid January 21, 2009 10:09 am

    As far as the recruitment “Wafflers” who are de-commiting last minute, my attitude is: “Some will, some won’t, so what? Move on…” To the guys who are jumping ship, aloha and good luck. To the ones who are staying, even more aloha and the best of luck. We can only use the ones who want to be here.

    Aloha to Coach Malloe, best wishes for you. Now is the time to follow your dreams.

  357. Da Punchbowl Kid January 21, 2009 10:11 am

    Well said, Braddah Cuz. It feels like we’re related. 😆

  358. Da Punchbowl Kid January 21, 2009 10:12 am

    And a good morning to errybody to boot! 🙂

  359. Uce2 January 21, 2009 10:28 am


    January 21st, 2009 at 8:59 am

    “If you are a coach that RESPECTS what a player says that he is not going to play in Hawai`i for college FB (Remember that JJ’s recruiting policy ….sheesh, seems like “Willie” does not follow UHM athetics like he does USC…) and also COMMITS to a team before his SR. year…then you can understand why UH did not kiss his ass….which is why hes probably so habut. GROW UP MAIAVA.”

    Leave Maiava and Tatupu alone. Maiava will be taking over for Rey “The Beast” Maualuga (top 5 pick in this years NFL draft) come next year, and nothing more needs to be said about Tatupu and who he is – his record, not sissy words, speak volumes about who he is and what he can do. Maiava is still a young man and he is speaking as young do at this age.

    UH coaches do not recruit young men like Maiava and Tatupu because UH coaches are not winners. Until UH hires coaches who are not afraid of dominant Samoans and Tongans, the UH will continue to lose the best that Hawaii has to offer.

    Is it any mystery to anyone here why the president of SHOPO (a male dominated, macho organization) is Samoan, why the mayor of Honolulu is Samoan, why so many command sergeant majors in the military are Samoan, why so many drill sergeants in the military are Samoan, why football in the islands is dominated by Samoans?

    All dogs, and most human males, are pack animals. Nothing makes a dog more uncomfortable than not knowing where it stands relative to all the other dogs in the pack. Dogs in a pack want order, they want to establish early who is the Alpha Male. Once this issue is decided, the pack settles in and starts to follow the lead of the Alpha. The problem with the UH is that the UH does not have an Alpha Male. The rest of the pack – coaches and players – understand this. This is why the coaching staff and the team has not gelled behind the appointed Alpha Male placeholder know as Mack.

    David Tanuvasa, the winningest coach in McKinley High School football history and a current vice principal some where in Hawaii, is the kind of Alpha Male the UH needs to lead the team. He is bright and talented, is highly educated, has a winning record after 10 seasons as head coach of McKinley, and would be the kind of person the UH needs to have at the head of the pack.

  360. Uce2 January 21, 2009 10:37 am

    JJ understood this about the animal world, of which we are all a part. This is why he was able to command the respect of the pack. Niners head coach understands this too. The players there and under JJ understood this too.

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    Why does manti teo even considered uh does he think he is to good

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