Sunday blitz

• Defensive end Tavita Woodard has a broken right foot and will undergo surgery to insert a protective plate. He will miss the season opener.


• As we all expected, Mike Edwards has been promoted to a No. 1 cornerback.


• Edwards also has been named the No. 1 kickoff returner.

• John Hardy-Tuliau, who was the No. 1 right cornerback, is now the No. 1 free safety.


• If the season were to open today, the starting defense would be (depending on the situation): LE Liko Satele or Zach Masch, LT Vaughn Meatoga, RT Kaniela Tuipulotu, RE Paipai Falemalu, SLB Art Laurel, MLB Corey Paredes, WLB Aaron Brown, BCB Mike Edwards, FS/NB John Hardy-Tuliau, SS Richard Torres, FCB Tank Hopkins, NB/FS Kenny Estes.

• In nickel situations, Estes enters as either a nickel or free safety, with Hardy-Tuliau playing free safety or nickel; Laurel plays elephant in place of Satele, Masch or one of the defensive tackles.

• Backup right guard David Lefotu won’t know results of MRI on his left knee until tomorrow.


• Starting right tackle Sean Shigematsu wore an icepack on his right shoulder. He sat out the final segment of yesterday’s practice, although the ailment does not appear to be serious.

• Warriors do not practice today. Expect left wideout Darius Bright (turf toe), left slotback Billy Ray Stutzmann (tight hamstring) and center Matagisila Lefiti (strained left PCL) to resume practicing tomorrow. Miah Ostrowski (tight hamstring) is still iffy.

• The Warriors have practiced against the offensive schemes used by their first three opponents — Colorado, Washington and UNLV.

• The running back position remains a tie with Sterling Jackson and Joey Iosefa … and John Lister. Yep, although jackson and Iosefa have earned most of the rave reviews, Lister remains in the running.

• UH VP Rockne Freitas, who helped negotiate the Warriors move to the Mountain West next year, attended yesterday’s practice. At head coach Greg McMackin’s request, Freitas was invited to address the team. One of his messages: The Warriors have been known as a hard-hitting team, so hit ’em hard.



• Mark Thursday on your calendar. The Warriors will have a full-contact scrimmage. At least that’s what they told the referees.

• And in the trenches:








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BigWave reminds us the Buffaloes are coming in 20 days . . .



  1. WarriorNY August 14, 2011 1:34 am

    Hey am I first??

  2. WarriorNY August 14, 2011 1:35 am

    Glad to see the receivers back in action…

  3. WarriorNY August 14, 2011 1:39 am

    Man, just naming these defensive starters you know this is gonna be a sick D…

    Thanks for all the updates and highlights from practice guys… Warrior Football addict, I am…

  4. al August 14, 2011 1:55 am


  5. al August 14, 2011 1:55 am

    tough break (no pun intended) for tavita.

  6. al August 14, 2011 1:56 am

    i keep running in to stretch…????

  7. 99club August 14, 2011 1:57 am

    Good morning Taikos…

    Nice update ST…it’ll be interesting to see how the running back competition shakes out. Those nagging injuries still keeping me worried! Heal up Warriors! 20 days.

  8. TChahng August 14, 2011 2:23 am

    The defense depth chart looks awsome. Good morning ST. Good morning Tsai-kos.

  9. RS August 14, 2011 3:03 am

    I hope Bright is fully healed. It typically takes a couple of weeks away from any vigorous activities for the pain to go away when you have turf toe.

  10. krump1_AKA_protector August 14, 2011 3:06 am

    I agree with others that the D looks formidable. Colorado thinks that all they need to do is roll out the hurry-up no-huddle Offense and that the D will fall apart. I have a hunch that the Buffs will experience a night of unending frustration and hopefully, humiliation. You know what they say “payback” is…

  11. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:09 am


    Bright initially suffered turf toe three weeks before the start of training camp.

    His target return date was this past Wednesday. But then he decided to come back two days earlier. He went hard, looked good and the next day … ouch!

    Bright admitted he should have waited until Wednesday.

    This time, Mack told him to take his time. But his return day is set for tomorrow.

    Now, UH will be at Aloha Stadium Tuesday, so that’s just a walk-through.

    There’s a scrimmage Thursday, but don’t expect Bright to see much action then.

    As long as he’s ready by Aug. 22, he should be OK for the opener.

  12. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:11 am

    Re: Defense.

    There were two scout offenses yesterday. They kept alternating at a fast pace. After one play was finished, the second scout team raced out there. The idea was to test the defense’s stamina — physically and mentally.

  13. Garret August 14, 2011 3:14 am

    I hope that David Lefotu gets good news from his MRI. It is too bad that Tavita will miss the opener. I hope that everyone else heals up as quickly as possible but doesn’t rush their return too quickly and get aggravate their injuries.

    Most importantly, I hope that the injury bug leaves the OL and WR positions alone after this.

  14. Garret August 14, 2011 3:15 am

    It is not surprising that Mike Edwards is starting at CB, but having him earn the kickoff returner position is interesting. I look forward to seeing him return kicks.

  15. Garret August 14, 2011 3:16 am

    Corey Paredes played at an amazingly high level while hurt last season…it could be amazing to see just how great he can do when he’s healthy and not hampered by various injuries.

  16. Garret August 14, 2011 3:19 am

    Interesting article about increasing scholarships to cover the full cost of attending college.

    Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz, who has a young child, said the majority of his $1,000 monthly stipend goes to housing in a high-rent district of Honolulu.

    But the biggest concern for all of the players was getting enough to eat.

    “I have two roommates and we all work together and try to pitch in to make sure we don’t run out of money,” New Mexico State quarterback Andrew Manley said. “With college athletes, we run out of food fast. We have to keep going to Walmart and keep grabbing the ‘great value’ stuff. At the end of the month, we’re usually struggling and calling up mom to see if she can fill up our gas tank for a couple of days. It would help out if we got a little more money. But we’re surviving.”

    But some college athletes do get the feeling they are being taking advantage of.

    “There’s a small feeling like that,” said Moniz, adding that he is grateful his school is paid for. “That’s millions of dollars and you get $1,000 per month to survive.”

  17. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:20 am

    Mike Edwards was up for the punt returner’s job. But he just didn’t feel as comfortable doing that, along with his other responsibilities. So it will be Scott Harding or Allen Sampson returning punts.

  18. Garret August 14, 2011 3:21 am

    Nice article on Kealoha Pilares.

    “It was crazy just being in an NFL stadium. I had never been to an NFL game,” said Pilares, a rookie wide receiver from the University of Hawaii. “It was exciting, but I had to keep my nerves down and just really focus on what I had to do.

    “After a couple of plays, it was just another football game.”

    “The play was a fake to the running back and a bubble (screen) on the back side,” Pilares explained. “The quarterback did a great job of faking the handoff and throwing it to me, and the wideout on my side (Charly Martin) did a good job of blocking. From there, I saw the end zone and just tried to run as fast as I could, and I got there.”

  19. Garret August 14, 2011 3:22 am

    Looks like Samson is winning the battle for the starting C job in Oakland.

    Samson Satele continued to get the first-team repetitions at center. Rookie Stefen Wisniewski is working at guard and with the second team at center. If the Raiders’ offensive line is best served to have Satele at center and Wisniewski at guard, they should move on that direction.

  20. krump1_AKA_protector August 14, 2011 3:23 am

    ST / anybody:

    I thought with an online subscription, we can comment on other articles / blogs. Tried to leave a comment on the article entitled: “Broken foot will sideline UH’s Woodard” but when I submitted

    it, the comment wouldn’t register.

  21. Garret August 14, 2011 3:23 am

    Comfort level is very, very important for returners. Mike Edwards probably shouldn’t do both punt and kick return jobs anyway since he’s so valuable at CB.

  22. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:23 am

    Re: Monthly allowance:

    Some of the players who live at home get a much smaller allowance, and then that’s swallowed by gas prices.

    Luke Ingram, for instance, said he spends $40 every other day for gas. (He lives in Mililani.)

  23. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:25 am


    Not sure how it works. Did you comment as “Krump” or as your registered online name? Might be a difference.

  24. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:27 am


    I’ve only had my pass code for a few days. And our orientation session didn’t cover how to comment on our own stories.

  25. Garret August 14, 2011 3:34 am

    USA Today figured out how much it would cost each D-IA school to increase scholarships to cover the total cost of attendance.

    UH gives out 241.45 scholarships, and each scholarship would go up $6,281, which would cost UH a total of $1,516,547, which comes out to 4% of UH’s Athletic Budget.

    It would cost Alabama $1,020,145, which is just 1% of their budget.

    It would cost Alcorn State $175,812, which is 3% of their budget.

    It would cost Kansas just $296,023, which is less than 0.5% of their budget

  26. Ralph August 14, 2011 3:35 am

    Luke take the Bus, lots of kids going to Punahou and Iolani who live in Mililani catch the bus, you can too. It will save you $120 per week in gas expense.

  27. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 3:41 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Go, Warriors! Heal up and…

    “… hit ’em hard!”

  28. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:41 am

    So the $1.5 million is the additional money they would spend?

  29. Garret August 14, 2011 3:41 am

    An extra $500 per month would make a huge difference in the lives of all UH student-athletes. UHAD would have to tighten the belt more or get additional revenue, but it would not kill their budget. Money going to the student athletes in a legal manner is a good thing in my opinion. It isn’t like them getting $1,000 per month makes them an amateur but them getting $1,500 per month makes them pros. It is just trying to cover their true cost of college expenses.

  30. Garret August 14, 2011 3:42 am


    Yes, UH would need to spend an additional $1.5 mil to cover the increased cost of scholarship stipends.

  31. krump1_AKA_protector August 14, 2011 3:42 am

    ST on #23,

    My registered online name is exactly as it appears here “krump1_AKA_protector”.

    On your article in question, the name is “fixed” (unable to change it) as: krump1_aka_protector.

    The only difference being the lower-case ‘aka’. I hope that’s not the technical glitch preventing me from commenting elsewhere. If it is, it’s gotta be the techs fault because there’s no problem posting here.

  32. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:43 am

    Rockne Freitas’ attendance was a big deal.

    He has credibility as a former NFL player and an administrator.

    Plus, he’s freakin’ big.

  33. Garret August 14, 2011 3:43 am

    Considering the cost of living in Hawaii vs. a place like Kansas, it sounds like UH athletes have been really getting short-changed all these years.

  34. tom-warriornation August 14, 2011 3:44 am

    Would you like to see our Warriors return to the Sugar Bowl? We have formed a group called Warrior Nation to help them. I have been in contact with a UH football coach who said:

    1. We are in the process of getting a new video system, and we are in need of another video camera. That would cost around $7,000.

    2. We are also lacking funds to pay camera persons to operate another camera. They have cut manager tuition scholarships, and people cannot commit the time for free. We are using injured players to film at the moment.

    3. A new JUGS machine for the receivers to use to catch more balls. Ours is kinda junk and it deters them from using it.

    But honestly our video department is in the stone ages and with the tech advances in teaching we have hit a wall. Mahalo for the determination to assist the program.

    Would you like help us & make a small 100% tax-deductible donation to the “Warrior Nation Fund”, a new UH Foundation Fund—just click on the following link:

    If not, no problem. Our motto is “trying to make a difference” by simply asking; as the other big BCS schools do. We also ask your kokua by forwarding this message to your friends.

    GO WARRIORS! PS: we now have $2000 in this fund with at least $500 more in pledges. If you need confirmation of our fund, email me at: and I can forward you emails from the President of Koaanueanue (AKA of the UH Foundation).

  35. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 3:44 am

    Two scout offenses… hmmm… ideas are flowing… how about we run a quick offense like that in a game, with two sets? Crazy!

  36. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 3:46 am


    You’re right. A little extra wouldn’t hurt the budget, and it would really help the players. Players here need the extra moolah, anyway, to pay for cell bills and travel home. It’s not like Mainland players can see their parents every week.

  37. tom-warriornation August 14, 2011 3:49 am

    tommui: A big mahalo for your donation to our fund yesterday. by the way, I just wanted to make sure you clicked on the “Warrior Nation” fund–it should have looked like this page:

    Just checking because 2 other guys donated to the other football fund; but that was corrected by the President of AKA for me. Let me know, thanks.

  38. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 3:58 am

    Real good to hear that Freitas was out there… that’s some serious creds!

    Funny how the cost of living allowances is factored into the equation for everyone EXCEPT college students.

  39. mctruck August 14, 2011 4:09 am

    Does that x-$ cover, ALL scholarship students or just fb-program??, because if not, that would definitely cause an uproar among the students across the board.

  40. mctruck August 14, 2011 4:21 am

    Kealoha Pilares td!!!, great…..anybody got video on dat???, couldn’t find any on the net.

  41. duffer August 14, 2011 4:40 am

    I wounder what golfer’s on scholarships get? Same as the football players?

  42. duffer August 14, 2011 4:41 am

    wounder = wonder

  43. Pride. August 14, 2011 4:45 am

    #26. Let me see Ralph. Wake up at 3:00 A.M. Get to bus stop at 4:00 A.M. Get to U.H. at 5:30 A.M. Practice at 7:00 A.M. School at 11:00 A.M. Special Teams meeting at 4:00 P.M. Dinner at 6:00 P.M. Offense meeting at 7:00 P.M. Positions meeting at 8:00 P.M. Pau at 9:30 P.M. Bus stop at 10:30 P.M. Mililani at 12:00 A.M. Study until 3:00 A.M.

    Oops, 3:00 A.M. time to start all over again. No time for sleep.

  44. Pomai August 14, 2011 4:52 am

    krump1_AKA_protector if you refresh the page after you comment it will show up.

  45. Pride. August 14, 2011 4:56 am

    #32 – Agreed, Rockne Freitas is a big deal, and a BIG guy.

    Was interesting to see Kainoa LaCount’s picture last week on the Warrior Beat. LaCount is built like his Uncle Rockne, just a few inches shorter. LaCount’s grandmother is Rockne’s sister. Grandma has another granson, Mana Greig who is an offensive guard for the Oregon Ducks.

  46. Garret August 14, 2011 5:05 am


    That stipend is given to *all* scholarship athletes in equal amounts. The increased stipend amounts would be given to all 241.25 scholarships and only 85 go to football.

  47. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:10 am

    RE: > full cost of attending college:

    “Too much month at the end of the money.”

  48. Garret August 14, 2011 5:26 am


    Yes, the golfers on scholarship get the same thing as the football players.

  49. warriorsun August 14, 2011 6:25 am


    mahalo for the great trench shots. sideviews are best and are typically used in games. u r da best! the shots u showed were on spot.

    im not surprised by edwards emerging as #1 kor. he was a return stud in hs at his ohio haunt and primo rb too with more open field moves than a tahitian dance. he is simply a gifted athlete and can make it happen in traffic.

  50. warriorsun August 14, 2011 6:30 am

    with the shuffle of tuliau to fs along with torres it gives hawaii the best athletic tandem on the backside i can recall in a long spell. these two play ‘go 4 broke’ football.

    btw, is leslie in the mix?

  51. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 6:41 am

    Any way of flip-flopping the buff pic? Make it look like their running away?

  52. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 6:41 am

    neva mind. That will be happening soon enough

  53. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 6:42 am

    That was a darn, pretty TD by Kealoha yesterday.

  54. 99club August 14, 2011 6:46 am

    Link above to a nice AP photo of Kealoha on the TD catch.

  55. warriorsun August 14, 2011 6:49 am

    im ok w bright waiting. allen sampson plus darius gives mouse and rolo a cataclismic-tagteam-combo package that will give defenses jitters. they are dna opposites and should cause mismatches on D if randomly substituted. consider, bright at 6-4, 230–you need someone physical to jam him at the line or he is likely to steal your lunch… and on the next play enters sampson at 5-6 150 (soakin wet). you better have a fly swatter or else he’s headed to the zip lane. the buffs are already short on corners–the prospects are enuff to make colorado sleepless in alohaland.

  56. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 6:59 am


    yep on cu db situation. been keeping in close touch with that.

    The HC is still running them on 150% octane.

    These are still young athletes that are coming off a summer hiatus.

    Gotta break them in on a climbing ladder.

  57. warriorsun August 14, 2011 7:11 am

    liko is among my favs. he is a unsung blue-collar type that hangs around without much hype but is always in the pile. zac is dynamic and is a brawl-buster. gotta lov aranda’s imagination and with cal lee’s steady hand masch adds chemistry to our DE unit. they should cause mayhem in 2011.

  58. d1shima August 14, 2011 7:13 am

    Great Morning All!

    Didn’t think it would take long for Edwards to work his way up the depth.

    Given the state of the economy overall, increasing stipends for student-athletes by 50% would be a tough sell.

  59. papajoe2 August 14, 2011 7:16 am

    Just wondering. With all the different defensive schemes that the Warriors have, will they be vulnerable for the no huddle offense that another team may run against them? There seems to be, this players goes in in this situation, and this player shifts to another position if a certain player comes into the game, and on and on. We had trouble last year with Boise and Colorado. I hope they got all their bases covered.

  60. Shoko August 14, 2011 7:21 am

    There should be a adopt-a-player program. Hungry? Shoots, I buy you plate lunch. Need a ride? Shoots, I come pick you up. But that’s not allowed. Or is it?

  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 14, 2011 7:23 am

    What’s with this Sugar Bowl thing? I couldn’t afford to go back in 2007 when I was working full-time and now the economy is much worse. It would cost around $2000 inncluding plane fare, ground transportation, a game ticket, accommodations, food & discretionary spending.

    Frankly, if I had access to that kind of money today and wanted to use it to support UH sports, I’d rather donate it to Koa Anuenue – in particular, softball, baseball & men’s volleyball.

    The team has to have a great W-L record to get to any major bowl. Given that we haven’t played the first game of the season yet, pushing the Sugar Bowl now seems a great way to bachi our future.

    As for the JUGS machine & other equipment purchases, if there’s any interest here, we’d be willing to put together a HI-5 drive. Last year, we helped raise over &65,000 for more than 20 organizations. The single biggest one brought in slightly more thant $5000.

    With respect to recycling at this year’s T-Gates, I understand the coordinators have decided to take over handling it; however, there’s no reason why we cannot hold a drive independent of the T-Gates & draw in outside UH supporters.

    In the meantime, we’ll make a small donation to the JUGS Fund.

    BTW – what’s wrong with going to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl in our last WAC season?

  62. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 7:29 am

    What about having that Training Table sponsored by local eateries, weekly? Is that allowable? I men, gloves are for certain players/positions, scholie or non-scholie alike. Just wondering out loud…

  63. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 7:31 am

    Everything that the Hawaii Bowl offers for the team and fans is perfect.

    It’s as close to nirvana as it comes.

    Let’s reap the rewards while it’s offered.

  64. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 14, 2011 7:36 am

    Every week I prepare food for a variety of organizations – some environmental, some working with at-risk families – and always have food left over. However, I was told the other day that I could not donate it nor bring student-athletes to a central location for lunch or dinner.

    Evidently, food can be seen as a payoff like getting the use of a car or a deeply=discounted apartment.

  65. Shoko August 14, 2011 7:36 am

    I think the Warriors would have to be ranked in the in the top 25 in both the AP and Coaches preseason polls and go undefeated to have a shot at a BCS bowl. In 2008 Boise State were not ranked in the top 25, but went undefeated in regular season and ended up playing in the Poinsettia Bowl. Just saying…

  66. kaimiloa August 14, 2011 7:38 am

    Either Luke is making a lot of side trips or he’s got a really big truck.

    Mililani to Manoa (RT) = about 50 miles

    Gas = $4/gallon

    My truck gets 20 mpg

    Cost for two days = $20

  67. papajoe2 August 14, 2011 7:39 am

    Hawaii Bowl is perfect for the fans, but the timing is not so good for the team itself, with finals and moving out of the dorms, etc.. Witness the several Hawaii bowl loses. Hawaii didn’t seem properly organized or in sinc.

  68. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 7:53 am


    I think the problem is UH plays a lot of road games.

    Six this year, maybe seven next year.

    Last year, the Warriors missed a month of school days. Semester is a little less than four months, right? That does leave a lot of scrambling at the end of the semester.

  69. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 7:56 am

    Wassup Doc:

    Tommy told me the NCAA allows some food to be donated. I know fruits are allowed, but I forgot the other food groups. Definitely not steaks or alcohol.

    I think Oahu Produce (or something like that) donated bananas, apples, watermelons, oranges, etc. during the offseason.

  70. Shoko August 14, 2011 8:01 am

    Didn’t NMSU last year ask for donations such as snacks during training camp?

  71. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:01 am

    Someone posted Pilares’ TD on YouTube:

  72. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:02 am


    I think NMSU asked for donations of O-linemen, receivers, pass-rushers, an airport …

  73. bigislandkurt August 14, 2011 8:03 am

    Auwe! Po Ho for Woodard. I’m really crossing my fingers that Lefotu is ok. He is our next stud OL for the years to come. He and Chauncey.


  74. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 8:04 am

    I’m not saying we should set up some tables to feed them ourselves… I’m asking would it be possible to get corporate sponsors for the Training Table, perhaps on a weekly basis, to have a specific restaurants or caterers provide the food for the Training Table, thus relieving the University of those funds. And, if so, would non-scholie kids still be disallowed from partaking?

  75. Slugger August 14, 2011 8:05 am

    Good morning, ST! Good morning, gang!

    Sorry to hear about Tavita Woodard’s broken foot. Ow! Healing prayers for him.

  76. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 8:06 am

    #71… ST… “Off to a good start” is right! Thanks for posting the link!

  77. warriorsun August 14, 2011 8:10 am

    #59, Papaj,

    great question.

    i discussed this topic before on another post.

    our UH D is especially vulnerable to the quick-snap which is distinguished from the no-huddle.

    the qs is a series of offensive plays that are executed within 13 second intervals. like chip kelly employs at oregon. the no-huddle simply means there is no huddle, but the offense may not be under a 13 sec mandate by their coach and may run the full play clock.

    *the 13 sec interval is timed from the end of one play to the snap of another (it may not neccessarily mean actual play clock time). it is real time.

    hawaii runs package defenses. different D schemes for every field situation or field position.

    so, they are runing players in and out from the sidelines. if we are attacked with a quick-snap, it prevents fluid substitutions and we are left with personnel on the field who may or not be the best for a particular play.last year at boulder, the buffs came out with quick-snaps, moved the stick and ultimately our D wilted and broke down. the buffs attacked relentlessly with the run and a few choice passes.

    aranda had no anwser. we lost.

    this summer fall camp, as stephen has been mentioning in his post ups–mac is preparing for this type of attack through conditioning. he has done this in the past and seems to be getting better at exacting desired results. this in combo with tweaks by aranda should make this game with colorado interesting….we shall see.

  78. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:11 am


    I think Murphy’s fundraiser, etc., pay for the training table food.

    It doesn’t matter if an outside group pays for the training table food or not. The savings can’t be passed on to the players. There’s a limit to how much they can receive for meals, housing, etc.

    The exception is the fruits, etc., that may be handed out if a player works out.

  79. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:14 am

    I wonder if mangos are on the list of permissible food?

  80. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:16 am

    If only the mangoes were around.

    My trees are just starting to flower.

  81. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:20 am


    You’d better guard them.

    In the old days, you grow ’em and then share ’em.

    Nowadays, people pluck ’em off your tree before they’re ripe.

  82. krump1_AKA_protector August 14, 2011 8:20 am

    Pomai on #44,

    Thanks for the tip on refreshing the page / comment…it worked.

  83. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:21 am

    I grew up on Orange Tang and space food sticks

  84. Shoko August 14, 2011 8:22 am

    I’m pretty sure Ramen might be on the list.

  85. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:22 am

    When I lived in Palolo, a group of kids would come by, knock on the door and politely ask if they could have some tangerines from our trees.

    Then 10 minutes later, they’d knock on the door and politely ask if they could have bags.

  86. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 8:23 am

    Ok, thanks for the clarification. Just thought if ALL players could partake of the Training Table food, then that would be one less meal they have to pay for out of pocket.

    Mangos? Oh, I miss mangos! Both times I went home this year was out of season.

  87. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:23 am


    Now we’re all curious: What exactly did you post?

  88. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:23 am

    No more my mango trees on the road side.

    All protected within the confines.

    So, is Kahuku farms up there on the N.Shore? They produce some killer mangoes, mostly Florida varieties. They handle wet conditions. They distribute to all off island mkts.

  89. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 8:24 am

    And maybe the funds raised could be used for other purposes.

  90. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:24 am

    Mangos are like football.

    The offseason is way longer than the season.

  91. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:28 am


    I think in theory the money should be distributed back into the football program.

    The reality is there’s a debt to pay off and Long Beach State baseball team’s travel to be, uh, cost-shared.

    If, for instance, Mack took a $400,000 paycut, that doesn’t mean Rolo and Aranda are getting $200,000 raises. It probably means the accumulated deficit will go down by $400,000.

  92. Shoko August 14, 2011 8:29 am

    Since pickle mango and shoyu mango are common recipes in Hawaii, its not surprising that people raid the unripe mangoes. My mouth is watering now…

  93. tommui August 14, 2011 8:29 am

    TOM-WARRIORNATION: #37 I did not see WarriorNation on the page – the first selection (if I remember) was for UH football, the second, third and fourth were “select program” and subscript “what program” and the fifth selection was “other”. I went for the fifth selection and typed in Warrior Nation and then the sum.

    Could you check and see whether it made it after I did all that and entered in the authenicate code (i.e. the one with two words, the second one being sort of mix-mastered)?

    AND GOOD MORNING PEOPLE! Give to the WARRIOR NATION. Who knows, the highest donor might get the machine named after him/her.

  94. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:30 am

    By the way, the good news is Edwards and Woodard have three years to play three seasons.

    It’s always good to get transfers with extra miles in the tank.

  95. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:31 am

    I gave up on growing the Haden variety long ago. Plus, I don’t reside in the Lahaina enviroment either.

    Too much inconsistency.

    When the light bulb went on with those Florida varieties, everything changed for the better. Longer season and better mango

  96. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:33 am

    Do you know, or think that this cost sharing agreement will change?

    Seems that with the volitile traveling costs going through the tin roof isn’t getting better, and I doubt they hedged into low cost travel expenditures, something needs to give with this deal

  97. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:34 am


    The wife loves mangos. She leans over the sink, a knife in one hand, the mango in the other, and eats like a pirate.


  98. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 8:36 am

    It’s amazing how the NCAA prez hosts a retreat to discuss ways to improve college football.

    The agenda calls for discussions about fair compensation for players, how to make the sport safer, etc.

    And, yet, all the SEC hears is: Expansion. More money. More expansion …

    As all parents have learned. some people hear what they want to hear.

  99. Shoko August 14, 2011 8:43 am


    As far as I remember, the train tracks after Kaanapali had a variety of French and Hayden mango. Remember in my youth with the long picker with the cloth bag at the end trying to pick.


    Sounds like my Mom. I always remembered her eating mangoes over the sink.

  100. Shoko August 14, 2011 8:51 am

    Okay, its munch time.

  101. J August 14, 2011 8:51 am

    Knife in hand…good defense.

  102. kiipua August 14, 2011 8:52 am


    Since I couldn’t find a mention in Sunday’s Star-Advertiser, I’d just like to shout a big HELE ON! to Kealoha Pilares for his TD & special teams play in Saturday’s preseason debut for the Carolina Panthers.

    Pilares has impressed coaches,teammates, fans & media observers in training camp over the last 2 x weeks. [ , , ]

    One preseason game does not a season — or even a roster — make. But Pilares is showing the same grit, character & determination in the NFL that made him my favorite Warrior (along w/Rolo) skill guy since the Jones era began.

  103. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 8:54 am


    1. Mangos are like football.

    The offseason is way longer than the season

    2. Knife in hand…good defense.

    The proverbs of the day. Pls. add offense to # 2

  104. markazulu August 14, 2011 9:23 am

    PILARES CATCHING ON: Rookie Kealoha Pilares, the team’s fifth-round draft pick, is still a very raw talent at wide receiver but he’s showing solid progress with each passing practice. He’s primarily playing in the slot, but has also lined up out wide. He’s also willing to play punt returner and gunner, things he did well at the University of Hawaii.

    “In this league, you just try to get on the field any way possible,” Pilares said. “I’m trying to learn as many positions as I can to be ready at any time, just be ready when my name is called.”

    Pilares is still raw as a receiver given he played two seasons at running back before moving to slot receiver while at Hawaii. He caught 88 passes for 1,306 yards and 15 touchdowns last season and also returned kicks and punts for the Warriors.

    Many of those yards came after the catch.

    “Catching the ball and making plays after that – that’s strength of my game,” Pilares said. “There is an opportunity to step in. I’m just trying to learn the playbook and see where it takes me.”

    Rivera said Pilares has caught his eye a few times.

    “There’s a quickness about him, and he’s got good football sense and savvy,” Rivera said. “Also, he’s a guy that we’re looking to potentially contribute on special teams.”

  105. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:31 am

    Mangos are all year round, these days — not all varieties.. but some…. But then.. with this blog so is football… sort of.. kind off…

  106. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:41 am

    Wow… only 20 days left and we got a banged up Offense…

    Yikes! … °Ô¿Ò°’ !

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 9:42 am

    Go Warriors! 🙂

    Defense looks solid! Can’t wait to see ’em play.

    Rockne Freitas is a force multiplier for all UH sports, especially football.

    A big guy with a big past in the game, a big heart to all who know him and he has a big vision for UH athletics. Glad Big Rocky is in our corner.

  108. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 9:43 am

    Hey Made! It’s been a while since we saw that guy in your post.

  109. jm2375 August 14, 2011 9:44 am

    iwwthm – the volleyball players told me that they hang the candy leis they received in their lockers for after-practice snacks nutrition.

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 9:46 am

    All the discussion about players stipend just underscores the sacrifices all athletes make to represent UH. The hard work and commitment goes far past the field, court, pool or weight room. Being a student athlete is a 24/7 comiment.

  111. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:56 am


    Yeah … I had em locked up for a long time… but it’s almost football season and he wanted to take a pee…k.

  112. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:58 am

    Congrats to the Bows on their first win on the road… 😉 …

    The Hawaii men’s basketball team applied some effective adjustments and got big games on the interior in rolling to an 86-71 exhibition victory over Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association today.

  113. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:59 am

    Qingdao? Isn’t that the good beer?

  114. tom-warriornation August 14, 2011 10:21 am

    tommui #93–I will check and let you know. SteveM: can you send me tommui’s email address? mahalo again tommui!

  115. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 10:22 am

    Whoa… mercy mercy.. mercy me… congrats to the 12 y/o from Hawaii winning their first game in the Cal Ripkin World Series opening day playoffs…

    The Pacific Southwest Regional champion scored 10 runs in the first inning of a 12-2 victory over the Hudson (N.H.) All-Stars on Saturday in the opening game for both teams at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md.

  116. Pomai August 14, 2011 10:38 am

    Here is the response I received from the Compliance Officer regaurding meals and snacks.

    “With regard to training table meals – it would be impermissible to give

    non-scholarship players food as it would be an extra benefit, remembering

    that if it’s not available to the general student population it’s not

    available to athletes. Each training table meal is paid for by the

    student-athletes, and are available to scholarship and non-scholarship

    athletes. The only difference is that the money is taken directly from the

    scholarship SAs checks, non-scholarship SAs would need to write a check in

    order to eat. I think the common fallacy is that training table is free –

    it is not, all training table meals are paid for by the SAs.”

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 10:40 am

    MIH –

    Are you thinking of Tsing Tao? That’s Tom Mui’s nic name: Tsing Tao Tommy. The man has actually been to the brewery in China. Its one of Sweety and I’s favorite beers.

  118. Pomai August 14, 2011 10:41 am

    regaurding = regarding

  119. tommui August 14, 2011 10:45 am

    #121 I’ll drink to that!

  120. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 10:47 am


    Ah.. you’re probably right… … all this time I thought it was Qingdao.. .and Tsing Tao was what Tom Mui did when he had a few of those.

  121. SteveM August 14, 2011 10:49 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Mango trees are getting fewer as the houses get bigger in my area.

  122. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 10:49 am


    Nope .. not me. I like the RnS… I’ve always liked the passing game. I believe that for our Warriors to survive the changing D1 landscape, it has to be novel in it’s approach.. give TV something interesting to air… and break a few records regularly to keep the nation’s attention piqued. Better still, do that with a hard hitting defense and you have a product to market. I’m very happy with McMackin and crew… I think they are on the right track and have been pro-McMackin since day 1.

  123. Garret August 14, 2011 10:52 am

    Looks like the SEC is *not* going to invite Texas A&M. This kind of reminds me of last year when Missouri openly talked about how they were going to go to the Big 10, but then the Big 10 didn’t invite them and took Nebraska instead.

    A high-ranking source within Texas A&M confirmed to ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb on Saturday the Aggies were intent on joining the Southeastern Conference. And they reportedly hoped to begin play in the league starting as soon as 2012.

  124. tommui August 14, 2011 11:05 am

    tom-warriornation #117

    try tommui(at)hawaii(dot)

  125. tommui August 14, 2011 11:07 am

    madeinhawaii #125 –

    My former ambition in life was to become a judge.

    Hence, I never drank – being sober as …

  126. el burro sabio August 14, 2011 11:10 am

    Hilo LL Seniors win 1st game at World Series 10-7 over Palm Bay, FL.

  127. A-House August 14, 2011 11:12 am

    How things change:

    remember in the late 40s through early 60s we had very distinct mango and ly chee seasons? flowers in January, small fruits in late Feb early March, strong winds to blow away many little fruits, and ready to eat fruits in late May/early June – today, mango season is all kaka – I see trees in the Pauoa area with different stages of fruits, some near ripe, and new flowers blooming – all on the same tree! China town mechants were selling ly chee for $5/lb.

    what happened to the ly chee season this year? – trees along Nuuanu Ave blank, nada!

    remember in the same time frame, above, when we would see the wicked thunder storms – heavy rain for days and some places weeks with lightning bolts – then from the mid-50s, vey little rain, flashes of lightning – then, 3-4 years ago, the lightning bolts came back with a vengence – why?

    how is changing climate/weather contributing to this?

  128. Pomai August 14, 2011 11:24 am

    #128 – iwonderwhytheyhateme – You would be walking a thin line doing that, and I would think that the compliance people would say it could be a violation, so error on the plus side and don’t do it.

    In our last meeting with the compliance dept. JD said that since the new head of NCAA came on board he has told all schools that they would come down hard on any schools who violate NCAA rules, now we all know that we would get slapped a lot harder than any BCS programs, so we have to be extra vigilant in our support of the student-athletes.

  129. chawan_cut August 14, 2011 11:27 am


  130. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 11:32 am

    Thanks on the Training Table clarification, Pomai.

    So, all meals must be paid for by the student-athletes… unless… ok… got it.

  131. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 11:34 am

    Not only that… schools west of the Rockies will get slapped much harder than the big money, erm, I mean schools on the other side of that line.

  132. J August 14, 2011 11:42 am

    Food Closet at UCLA.

  133. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 12:46 pm

    That food closet is a great idea. UH should do the same. All campuses should.

  134. Garret August 14, 2011 1:00 pm

    Might the Big 12 want to expand into a new TV market by taking San Diego State? That would have deep implications for the MWC since going for SDSU would probably mean they would add enough teams to go to 12 and at least one other MWC would probably be taken (Colorado TV market).

    Asked if the Big 12 , now down to 10 members, had expressed interest in SDSU, Weber said, “I can’t talk about that.”

    He did say no other conferences have approached SDSU about membership.

    Contrast Weber’s two responses here. When asked if any other league had made any sort of overtures to the Aztecs, he flatly says “No.” When asked if the Big 12 had made any sort of overture to the Aztecs, he says “I can’t talk about that.” The conclusion is obvious: someone in the Big 12 has talked to someone at SDSU about possible membership.

  135. Garret August 14, 2011 1:04 pm

    Chip Brown has excellent sources within the state of Texas and says that A&M will be officially announcing their SEC move within 21 days.

    A source locked into Texas A&M’s situation said the Aggies will be announced as members of the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012 within 21 days.

    “Texas A&M wants the SEC, and the SEC wants Texas A&M,” the source said.

    According to an official in the Big 12, Texas A&M’s buyout (exit fees) could reach $30 million to leave the Big 12.

  136. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 1:09 pm

    Your mention of the Big12 reminded me of Steel Jantz and his pursuit of the QB position at Iowa State… Apparently he’s still in the running, at least…

    It wasn’t a day for the offense to gain confidence, Woody said, but a day for it to show it has confidence.

    “There is a different swagger about this offense than we’ve had in the past,” Woody said. “It’s different personnel. It’s a different identity that we found, and we got that, and it showed out there today, and it showed up in practice about how we carry ourselves.”

    Woody can’t pinpoint a reason for the change but believes Jantz’s personality might have something to do with it.

    “He’s got that laid-back California attitude of ‘So what?’” Woody said. “Something bad will happen and it’s gone to everyone. When Jared Barnett threw an interception, the next play he comes out, ‘So what?’ He throws a great pass. It’s a lot of ‘Forget it’ and move to the next play. No slight on (Austen) Arnaud, but sometimes that didn’t happen last year.”

  137. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 1:13 pm

    Beginning today, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will be staying on campus for training camp. They’ll be residing in the Stan Sheriff Center. Yep, cost savings are universal.

  138. Slugger August 14, 2011 1:29 pm


    Love that idea about the UCLA Food Closet. Think I’ll forward it on to others I know working in colleges & universities. Who would we send it to here?

    If something like that were available to all students on campus, the student-athletes could grab a meal from the Food Closet.

  139. whitey August 14, 2011 1:46 pm

    Looks like A & M shot itself. So much for opening their big mouths

  140. whitey August 14, 2011 1:55 pm

    The SEC sure knows how to end run the wrath of Texas.

  141. Derek August 14, 2011 1:58 pm

    I hope Gerry Blakes can get into school for the fall semester on August 22nd. We could use him. Is Tyler McDaniels on the roster?

  142. Shoko August 14, 2011 2:03 pm

    Niners favored by three against the Raiders. Any takers? 😉

  143. J August 14, 2011 2:03 pm


    Maybe it’s something the Student Association could take on.

  144. Slugger August 14, 2011 2:16 pm


    It’s a good start. Will have to check out who the UH-Manoa Assoc. Student Pres is. Last year’s student body president didn’t impress me. We’d still need a contact in a UH administrative office for support, like the Student Affairs office. But in the end, it’s something that has to be driven from within the university, by the students or an office administrator.

  145. SteveM August 14, 2011 2:22 pm

    Rasu Begasu’s Tsaiko-Vegas #3 activites

    Fri 9/16 – Dinner/karaoke at Sato-Ya. 8:00 pm to indefinite*

    Sat 9/17 – Tailgate at Fiesta Henderson buffet. 3:00 – 5:30 pm

    Sat 9/17 – optional charter minibus(s) departs 5:30 pm – new requests RSVP Rasu begasu

    * indefinite when the owner/chef is singing with you 😉

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

    More info and RSVPs received at:

  146. J August 14, 2011 2:24 pm


    Maybe some individual faculty or departmental support. Any contacts in the School of Social Work?

  147. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 2:40 pm

    So, to be fair, Kevin, Laura And Clowns Nose all get the boot today.

  148. d1shima August 14, 2011 2:43 pm

    Food Network Star Finale coming up!

  149. d1shima August 14, 2011 2:44 pm


    That line presumes that 3 points can actually be scored by both teams combined! 👿

  150. el burro sabio August 14, 2011 2:49 pm

    If Lefotu is out for an extended period, would any of the tackles be moved to guard?

  151. tommui August 14, 2011 2:51 pm

    ST: maybe when you should boot someone, you can leave the number on – assuming the program you use permits that. This way, if we refer to message #156, for example, any messages you delete will not affect the number of the message that we are referring to.

  152. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 2:52 pm

    Clint Daniel played guard. Afusia can move there.

  153. el burro sabio August 14, 2011 2:53 pm

    thank you

  154. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 2:54 pm


    Good point. But I am hosting a party now and have no patience.

  155. Stretch August 14, 2011 2:58 pm

    No forget the meds….

  156. d1shima August 14, 2011 3:02 pm

    Nice try, Stretch but too late; The Blog Host wen already ban da buggah!

  157. Stretch August 14, 2011 3:04 pm

    That’s what happens when you type something out but forget the press Submit Comment

  158. Pomai August 14, 2011 3:15 pm

    I guess Aloha means goodbye!

  159. d1shima August 14, 2011 3:18 pm

    The good news is that now other blogs can get plenny hits!

  160. Slugger August 14, 2011 3:24 pm


    They “got the boot today” might mean that they can post tomorrow.

    Play nice.

    Going to the store for ingrediments to make Ogo Kim Chee. Latahs…

  161. mctruck August 14, 2011 3:40 pm


    thanks for making this blog more humane, and sensible. I was starting to wonder what was happening to this blog for a while.

  162. NYUH August 14, 2011 3:46 pm

    We’re looking for talented Hawaii writers to feature on Bleacher Report

  163. mctruck August 14, 2011 3:47 pm

    Less VENOM….is a good thing.

  164. warriorsun August 14, 2011 4:06 pm

    after two weeks of fall camp, what have we learned?

    well, on the offensive side of the ball, we know this for sure,

    we have depth.

    offensive line coach coach gordie shaw in appraising his offensive starting lineup in camp said, ” in my two years here, we have never started and finished the season with the same starters and i dont see that changing this year, injuriries are part of football and it’s important to develop depth”. so, coach shaw has been sliding his players in and out of the starting lineup to give them experience in communicating betw each other. shaw feels he has a talented group of underclassmen and he wants to prime them for gametime.

    RB coach brian smith sees it as a position with “lots of people in the mix without experience at this level, but the good thing is it creates competition for reps and everyone realizes they have to share the load”.

    coach smith singles out sterling jackson, joey iosefa and john lister, who he calls a “complete back”, as players in the mix.

    with all the uncertainty revolving around our three projected replacement starters at wr and slot, coach davis is comfortable also with his depth. he sites allen sampson, justin clapp and cory placebar as players with potential and knowledge of the system to take it forward.

    one thing fans are learning for sure after 2-weeks, if they want to spot the starters on O, be sure have a lineup with them.

  165. Hawkpeter August 14, 2011 4:22 pm


    what does one have to do for consideration for the Bleacherreport?

  166. warriorsun August 14, 2011 4:35 pm

    after two weeks of fall camp, what have learned about our D?

    cream rises to the top.

    we all knew they had to find a position for zac masch, the 6-2, 285 lb senior who plays with the passion of an alamo defender. aranda moved mr zach to a DE package. if you see mayhem on the line of scrimmage, it’s is prolly bc masch is in the lineup.

    mike edwards kept his word to hawaii. he came on time, in shape and ready to play to potential. the well-traveled sophmore cb transfer via ohio-tennessee- kansas has made a loud statement, so raucous in fact, aranda moved hardy-tuliau to safety. edwards is also in the running to return punts–a broken-field running feat which brought notice to him as an ohio prepster. rise, rise, rise…. a warrior rises from the depths.

    we are looking steady on D. pray for health. with all our depth and incoming talent, give more time for cream to rise….it always does.

  167. Wes'side Warrior August 14, 2011 4:40 pm

    Eh, mahalo for those summaries, Warriorsun! Cannot wait for the season to start!!!

  168. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:00 pm

    I take a nap and watch the Rockies/Cardinals and missed something around here.

  169. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:01 pm

    so you got to sneek back under the fence?

  170. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:02 pm

    Heres Woody Paiges column on naming rights for stadiums.

    Always like his pov for simplicity.

  171. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:06 pm

    on a note.

    I need to brush up on spelling the word sneak.


  172. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:07 pm

    East coasters wore sneakers

    West coasters wore tennis shoes

  173. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:07 pm

    but when you say just sneakers, then there good for all sports, not just tennis.

  174. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:10 pm

    I was smu’d long ago from this paper for commentiing something factual and straight on a news story concerning the guy that is currently president of the United States. I must of really pissed off the right person.

  175. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 5:35 pm

    Some dude has been trying to bait Kevin into an argument. Rather than let it escalate I decided to clear the room. For a day. I’m going to review the posts. We’ll see what happens.

  176. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 5:38 pm

    Somebody using an alias was going to be banned from Cindy’s blog but the tech didn’t get around to it. Somebody has been trying to be nice-nice but, alas, decision has been made.

  177. CoolEthan August 14, 2011 5:48 pm

    Watching a game being streamed over the net and they have a chat window is the most annoying feature possible. Why the heck even provide those when it’s nothing but gibberish with swearing.

  178. Garret August 14, 2011 5:53 pm

    It sounds like BYU is going to be approached by the Big 12 to replace Texas A&M…that would probably prevent UH playing BYU every year since their nonconference schedule would be filled by Utah, Utah State, and some of the other contracts they have already signed.

    Brigham Young is a widely speculated target if the Aggies leave, though it’s uncertain how the Cougars would view a shift in direction as they enter their first year as an independent in football and membership in basketball and other sports in the West Coast Conference. Beebe declined to address specific schools.

    Asked if those deliberations were underway, he said, “Not in an official manner, but it’s going to start.”

  179. Garret August 14, 2011 5:54 pm


    ST reported yesterday that Edwards is *not* in the running to return punts. Edwards is apparently not comfortable with returning punts, so he’ll return kickoffs instead.

  180. Garret August 14, 2011 5:55 pm

    I guess I missed a lot of craziness on the blog while I had a nice stretch of family time before my kids went to bed…I’ll check back later to see if things have settled down.

  181. jm2375 August 14, 2011 6:29 pm

    spam, spam, spam…

  182. Garret August 14, 2011 7:09 pm

    The Dallas Morning News’ College sports beat writer *really* seems to indicate that BYU is going to be selected to replace Texas A&M. In fact, the TV networks (ESPN and Fox, with ESPN having a significant relationship with BYU) have already said that replacing Texas A&M with BYU will keep the TV money the same.

    Also confirmed through a source that ESPN and Fox agree to leave Big 12 TV deals alone — if a suitable 10th team is found to replace A&M

    Someone asked “what does “suitable” mean? Arkansas? Houston? Tulsa?” The answer:

    Think solid FB & BKB, national image, three initials.!/ChuckCarltonDMN

  183. Bowwar August 14, 2011 7:43 pm


    It does help when you get rid of some of the hostile types…You should also put in a rule that if you get “time-out” more than twice, you’re 86’ed of the blog.

  184. Bowwar August 14, 2011 7:45 pm

    Interesting to see that John Lister is now in the mix for the running back role. I wonder how the other running backs are doing.

  185. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:02 pm

    Having Lister and Iosefa for four years is totally awesome! Add that to the young depth of the O-line, the next QB should be in a great position to create some magic.

  186. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:08 pm

    As well as three returning receiver starters!

  187. Slugger August 14, 2011 8:18 pm

    d1 & LizKauai,

    I hope you’re watching KHET.

  188. tommui August 14, 2011 8:26 pm

    The renewal card for PPV arrived yesterday – four basketball games men and for women.

    Is the new Oceanic UH sports channel going to do the softball and volleyball games?

    Incidentally, can I claim #200 for AL and DPK – I think ST smu’d around six today

  189. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:35 pm

    Wonder with all the hype of Jackson, Iosefa, and Lister, will Leaf be moved over to LB.

  190. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:36 pm

    Four O-linemen for the 2012 class is the goal right? So far 2 in Adams and Clark. Any others?

  191. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:37 pm

    Any local O-linemen this year?

  192. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:37 pm

    Kahuku has a young O-line. I think 1 senior starter.

  193. Bugaz August 14, 2011 8:38 pm

    They tore up Waianae!

  194. warriorsun August 14, 2011 8:45 pm


    you’re correct. it should be edwards in the running 4 ko returns. thanx.

  195. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 14, 2011 8:53 pm

    Well, I guess I missed a major dust-up earlier today. What was the focus of the “discussion”?

    If there’s any interest in a September 11 (Sunday) late afternoon hike up Makapu`u Point to watch the (real) full moon rise up over Moloka`i shortly after 6 pm followed by dinner at The Shack in Hawai Kai, let me know.

    This will be the last opportunity for a weekend moonrise for until next February-March-April, but there’ll be evening ball games at The Stan – or The Les or Na Wahine Stadia which will make it difficult to schedule.

    Mahalo for the information about training tables. Another question: Does anyone on staff work with athletes about eating well on a limited budget? If the only goal is to calm hunger pangs, then eating cheap carbs such as popcorn or macaroni & cheese would do it, but surely that’s not something worth doing. However, eating well costs $$$$ so even eating a whole medium pizza would cost about $18 + tax – and that’s just breakfast!

  196. BleedGreen808 August 14, 2011 9:01 pm

    Whoa! You people giving ST more white hair. No worries, ST, I give you hair dye. lol

    Remember folks, this site a privilege and not a right. ST updates his blog often to give us a taste of what’s going with our Hawaii team.

  197. Garret August 14, 2011 9:02 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts (I have dozens of good ones, but I will keep to the 5 max rule) if you don’t want to read the off-topic stuff.

    MIT researchers have developed a drug that was found to be effective against all 15 viruses it was tested against–it can cure the common cold, polio, flu, bird flu, stomach virus, dengue fever, SARS, etc. By targeting a type of RNA produced only in cells that have been infected by viruses, it could work against any virus:

  198. Garret August 14, 2011 9:03 pm

    Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet–a Jupiter-sized gas giant that is blacker than coal or any planet or moon in our solar system:

  199. Garret August 14, 2011 9:03 pm

    HUGE potential breakthrough in cancer research has been achieved via the clinical trial of designer T cells, where 2 of 3 patients with advanced cases of leukemia have been cancer-free for more than a year. Experts say that the trial results are important because T cells could be modified to kill a range of cancers, including ones of the blood, breast and colon:,0,1073777.story

  200. Garret August 14, 2011 9:04 pm

    Physicists claim to have created the first 3D invisibility cloak that can operate alone in free space:

  201. Garret August 14, 2011 9:04 pm

    Theme park based on Star Trek is being built in *Jordan* for *$1.5 bil*. That is a LOT of money and I wonder how many Star Trek fans live in the Middle East or are willing to travel there just for a theme park…

  202. Garret August 14, 2011 9:04 pm

    Free play links pau.

  203. J August 14, 2011 9:07 pm

    Story on SDSU’s Women’s Football Academy.

  204. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 9:08 pm

    Yay! Free play links are back! 🙂

  205. Da Punchbowl Kid August 14, 2011 9:12 pm


    Saw you and Dr. Doc on the news regarding the Kapaa Quarry road in Kailua. I swear, you have to be the busiest public servant lady around! Tanks for all youz guys do! BTW- When do you guys sleep? 😆

  206. Bowwar August 14, 2011 9:16 pm

    How are the placekickers doing? Is there a clear winner as to who will be doing the placekicking?

  207. papajoe2 August 14, 2011 9:30 pm

    Thanks Garret.

  208. madeinhawaii August 14, 2011 9:34 pm


    Thanks for those free play links… really enjoyed tonight’s subject matter.

  209. Slugger August 14, 2011 9:41 pm

    d1 & LizKauai,

    I hope you watched KHET.

  210. Slugger August 14, 2011 9:48 pm


    Don’t you have a site where you have brief descriptions and links to the articles you post? I wondered if you could include that website w/ your handle. We could catch up or lookup articles you’ve found. Thanks for the wonderful service you provide in feeding us interesting information.

  211. Stephen Tsai August 14, 2011 9:59 pm


    Tyler Hadden is ahead. He’ll get the kicking job.

  212. homey ℞ August 14, 2011 10:06 pm

    Anyone else have a craving for crispy suckling pig skin? Just wondering…

  213. BG August 14, 2011 10:20 pm

    Thanks ST! Much more enjoyable in the clubhouse.

  214. whitey August 14, 2011 10:21 pm

    Garret, don’t understand how the Big 12 could be talking about replacing Texas A&M when they ain’t going nowhere. BYU is not going anywhere. _

  215. BG August 14, 2011 10:23 pm

    Garret…great to have those free play items! Of course, I’m particularly interested in the progress made against cancer.

    We were all happy to see your mom and dad at the PTG. Wonderful people (who bring great food!) with interesting stories and cruise pictures!

  216. BG August 14, 2011 10:25 pm

    Turning in early…see ya all in the morning!

  217. WarriorMojo August 14, 2011 10:27 pm

    Garret, thanks very much for your free play links. I don’t know of anywhere else to get such great exposure to cutting edge developments in science and technology in such an easy to understand format.

  218. whitey August 14, 2011 10:27 pm

    The SEC is not accepting any more schools. So why is the Dallas paper printing a false story???

  219. WarriorMojo August 14, 2011 10:30 pm

    WDoc, can you provide a little more detail re your Makapuu hike? Is is just basically a hike up and then back down?

    I’ve been meaning to get out there to take some photos.

  220. Kekoa August 14, 2011 10:44 pm

    Homes ~ My roomie was awarded the leffovers. No skin, but get plenny meat…you like?

  221. homey ℞ August 14, 2011 10:50 pm

    SKIN! LOL!

  222. homey ℞ August 14, 2011 10:51 pm

    Thanks for the posts ST and the bloggers.

    Time to catch up on my on reading…Playboy After Dark…

    Goodnight world.

  223. Bowwar August 14, 2011 10:53 pm

    ST – Is Hadden an impressive kicker (like Elam) or the best of what we have?

  224. RedZone August 14, 2011 11:13 pm

    Can Tyler kick it like Sebastian? 59 yards and the bugga bend the ball backwards.

  225. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 14, 2011 11:17 pm


    We hike up over a 45 – 50 minute period, stopping at the various lookouts & looking at the environment. Then, when we reach the top, DrDoc and I give a VERY brief intro to local astronomy while waiting for the moon to rise. After its rise, about 15 minutes later, we head back down.

    Unfortunately, we won’t arrive at the gate until close to 7 pm; however, the parking lot gates close at 6:45 pm after Labor Day so everyone has to park along the roadside like in the good old days or in the little paved lot about 200 feet along the road towards Waimanalo. It doesn’t have a gate.

    We had a “boutique” visitior business for over a decade called A Guided Tour of The Galaxy based upon our passion for astronomy & sharing it with people who aren’t scientists or techno-geeks. Unfortunately, the only dark places on O`ahu nowadays are deep in the rainy valleys or on high peaks covered with clouds.

    No UH athletic events are scheduled on September 11 which is when the next full moon will be, but it is 9/11 so I am sure there’s be lots of stuff on tv which most people will want to watch.

    DPK: I sleep in the car – when I’m not driving -and have learned to nod off without drooling while sitting up in boring meetings. I function pretty well on five hours of (bed) sleep, but I do need my naps and lots of coffee.

    Re the KITV interview – we got a call at the lookout on Friday evening about five minutes before the moon was scheduled to rise up in all its glory. I was not too happy about the possibility of losing the moment in time, but DrDoc was able to confirm the arrangements.

    We met with Paul & his cameraperson at 9 am yesterday morning.

    ALOHA STADIUM Update: Four key committee chairs in the State House & State Senate have been asked to get Da Gov to name the members of the task force/working group to decide the future of the Stadium and UH football in general. As soon as I find out if the chairs will be meeting and what they are going to do – if anything – then I will make sure that Stephen finds out as well.

    Have a great weekend – I may swing by one of the afternoon practices this week if at all possible.

  226. SteveM August 14, 2011 11:51 pm

    A 48 year old song comes to mind today…

    1963: In My Room

    2011: In my [chat] Room (or blog)

  227. Pomai August 15, 2011 1:02 am

    Da Gov to name the members of the task force/working group to decide the future of the Stadium and UH football in general.”

    If left to this moron this will be the kiss of death for the stadium and football.

  228. Thanh Kilner August 15, 2011 1:08 am

    Great site homie! Can’t wait to read more of this!

  229. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 15, 2011 1:22 am

    POMAI: Ahem – you know or know of at least six of the people whose names have been mentioned by the legislators including major “players” in local business, politics & UH athletics supporters.

    Off to bed.

  230. Pomai August 15, 2011 1:39 am

    Doc “mentioned by the legislators” dosen’t mean they get appointed by him? He has already proven that he listens to no one except himself.

  231. CoolEthan August 15, 2011 3:48 am


    Give this marxist gov. no rest until we take away his authority to destroy this state to a whimper.

  232. mctruck August 15, 2011 4:18 am

    Good morning Tsaikos from, Marshall, Texas….it’s a beautiful day indeed.

  233. CoolEthan August 15, 2011 5:22 am


    Marshall is close to Pearland, yes?

    The LL’grs are on that bus to the Big game

  234. d1shima August 15, 2011 6:01 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hoping for good news of healed Warriors this week….

  235. d1shima August 15, 2011 6:02 am


  236. Bugaz August 15, 2011 6:13 am

    Think I’m going to watch practice this morning. Starts at 0830 right?

  237. Wes'side Warrior August 15, 2011 6:31 am

    Wow, Garret! Great links to some unreal stories! Thanks for bringing them back and sharing with us! Just wondering how expensive a drug would be that can take out at least 15 different viruses. And extremely hopeful that this potential breakthrough against cancer will succeed.

  238. Da Punchbowl Kid August 15, 2011 7:52 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Hoping for healing for all wounded Warriors!

    I have posted a lenghty analysis below regarding conference restructuring and realignments. It will, however be made invisble using the device described by Garret’s post above. Don’t want the big greedy conferences to have access to it.

    And that’s it in a nutshell. 😉

  239. Da Punchbowl Kid August 15, 2011 7:52 am


  240. madeinhawaii August 15, 2011 8:43 am

    The UFL draft for the players from the defunct teams is supposed to be today. Hope Colt finds a home where he can play some.

  241. mctruck August 15, 2011 8:47 am


    Not sure where Pearland is???, need to check. try-wait.

  242. tommui August 15, 2011 10:18 am

    GARRET: Welcome back – I missed the free play links!

    (And your football analysis has always been welcomed).

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