Head coach Greg McMackin said  UH will pare the active roster by 30 to 35 players to make room for recruits, transfers and preferred walk-ons  joining the Warrirors this summer. The NCAA limits training-camp rosters to 105 players, although that number may expand on the first day of a school’s fall  semester.

The position coaches will meet with their players this week.

McMackin said he will not release a depth chart nor the identities of the cut players. He said there is a possibility some will be added to the training camp roster, and an even better chance some will asked back when the roster-limit is lifted.

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Note the address of the 49ers’ training facility:



  1. cavewarrior May 3, 2010 7:35 am

    i’ll continue to lurk…best wishes to HA Staff.

  2. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 7:36 am


  3. SteveM May 3, 2010 7:36 am


    We’re still here!

  4. Chee Hoo May 3, 2010 7:36 am

    Were’s everybody!

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 7:37 am

    or not! 😆

  6. NYUH May 3, 2010 7:37 am

    It works, popup and all.

    If there’s one truth for anyone who writes about the Redskins, it is this: every so often — maybe every couple weeks, or maybe every couple days, or maybe every couple hours — you’ll get an e-mail asking about Colt Brennan’s future with the organization. It’s remarkable. Without a doubt, I get more e-mails about Brennan than any other single player, and I know some colleagues have said the same. This for a man who has never thrown an NFL regular-season pass.

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 7:38 am

    We ARE everybody, Chee! 😉

  8. Maverick May 3, 2010 7:39 am

    Breaker Breaker. You got your ears on Rubber Duck?

    Radio check blowing the doors off of this rig loud and clear, mercy.

  9. Slugger May 3, 2010 7:39 am

    Good morning!

    ST ~

    Did you get into the SF 49er practice facility?

  10. SteveM May 3, 2010 7:41 am

    Food, football, fun… don’t forget karaoke, cruisin’, and bowling.

    BTW, Cattle Call at Camellia this Wednesday noon. RSVP Al for reservation count.

  11. d1島 May 3, 2010 7:46 am


    in stoppage time, one never quite knows when the referee is going to blow the whistle. 😐

    (although they will almost never end a match when a player seems to be making a definite play to the goal 😉 )

  12. Garret May 3, 2010 7:48 am

    Evaluation of Miami’s rookie camp has a nice note about RGM.

    coach Tony Sparano consistently mentioned Julius Priutt and Ryan Grice-Mullen when talking about the passing game.

    Grice-Mullen certainly looks and moves like former Hawaii teammate Davone Bess. If he plays like him, and provides some sizzle as a returner, this CFL import might be able to unseat Patrick Turner for the final spot on the 53-man roster. I personally need to know if RGM can get behind cornerbacks consistently. Couldn’t tell that yet, especially with the caliber of cornerbacks they were working against.

  13. Garret May 3, 2010 7:54 am

    So, to make Miami’s active roster RGM has to beat out a WR out of USC who was drafted in the 3rd round by Miami’s current management. RGM is the underdog who has to earn everything on his own because the 3rd round draft pick will be given the benefit of the doubt if things are close.

    The good news is that RGM has Bess helping to teach him the offense and RGM can earn a spot on the practice squad and be ready if/when one of the other WRs is injured or struggles.

  14. Stretch May 3, 2010 7:57 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Mei Ling – we were not able to get into the facility to watch the practice, only “Authorized Media” were allowed.

  15. djmitcho May 3, 2010 7:58 am

    Good Morning…still here! I guess we’ll stop showing up when the blog no longer appears. Have a good Monday everyone!

  16. jm2375 May 3, 2010 7:58 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Good to see we’re all still here.

    Will be an interesting month or so. Hoping Brother Mike gets reassigned back to the Sports Desk.

    Go Colt!! HTTR!!

  17. chopsueyboy May 3, 2010 7:58 am

    Top Twenty.

    Yes, it works.

  18. Garret May 3, 2010 7:59 am

    Oregon’s Athletic Department made a *slight* profit even though they are one of the rare D-IA schools without a student fee…but they do have over $1 million from Oregon’s lottery and Knight’s money.

    The 19 schools that do take home money from year to year are the exception rather than the rule. They represent the super-minority: fewer than 2 percent of NCAA member schools.

    The University of Washington is cutting its men’s and women’s swim teams, while Stanford will chop $5.1 million from its athletic department’s budget during the next two years after its endowment lost a fifth of its value. Oregon State University may cut sports if it can’t raise more money from donors, while Arizona State University’s coaches are taking unpaid furloughs.

    These are grim times. Oregon’s self-sustaining mantra would have a hit were not for $1.2 million in extra revenue from the Oregon Lottery last year. The lottery helped out all state universities’ athletic departments, and without the funds the UO would have been in the red.

  19. NYUH May 3, 2010 8:01 am

    Hopefully the coaches will see that RGM is Bess with a bit more speed.

  20. Garret May 3, 2010 8:02 am

    ST has asked a number of times how UH’s Athletic Department’s expenses could have grown so quickly under HF. This article mentions 2 big factors in Athletic Department expenses: salaries of coaches and tuition increases. Both of these factors definitely apply to UH’s Athletic Department–we can just look at UH’s tuition increases over the years and UH coaching salaries to see be big trend upwards.

    So what’s dragging departments into the loss column? Coaches’ salaries and tuition, Fulks says.

    According to the NCAA report, 33 percent of all athletic expenses in the NCAA come from paying coaches. At Oregon, new head football coach Chip Kelly agreed to a five-year, $7 million deal since he was named head-coach in waiting in December. Another 17 percent is “grants-in-aid,” which are the costs of athletes’ tuition. The remaining 50 percent is allocated for travel, facility maintenance and other general budget items. Overall, these expenses significantly outweigh revenues at most universities in the United States.

    For the average athletic department, that means a combined $18.45 million each year in losses, Fulk’s report states.

  21. Colomaohana May 3, 2010 8:23 am

    Testing, testing….

    Hi gang!

    Me! ST, I like talk story!


  22. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 8:29 am

    As I understand it, in the old days, the athletic department would get a certain number of tuition waivers, say, 90 or so. Then the athletic department would pay for the remaining number. A few years ago, UH decided to monetize the tuition. So now there is an exchange of money, at least on the books. If I’m not mistaken, the athletic department gets either reimbursed or credited for the number of scholarships that used to be considered tuition waivers. So that should be a wash on the books, right?
    Or at least if it drives up the expense it would, similarly, increase revenue, no?
    Any CPAs out there?

  23. Pauoa Boy May 3, 2010 8:29 am


    Thanks for the Colt link… Nice to know a Coach like Shanahan is smart enough to figure out you don’t have to fix what ain’t broke, such is the case with Colt’s throwing motion. It doesn’t matter to me how the frikk he throws the ball as long as he gets it where it needs to go on a consistent basis, which we all know has been proven. Too bad they got McNabb, cause if not Colt would have a chance to start. Well, if he’s a backup and considering McNabb is an injury prone headache, Colt may just get that chance this year…cause I mean seriously Rex Grossman…ah c’mon!

  24. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 8:30 am

    is Hawaii Moms Like Me still going?
    I noticed some other blogs have stopped.
    I really should go into the office more often.

  25. LizKauai m/ May 3, 2010 8:32 am

    Hi ST!

    Hi everyone!

    WB is still here and Colt is still there!

    “I’d like to think that down the road someday, as I develop as a quarterback, that I could be a great quarterback in this league and a starter down the road, absolutely. It’s not about me being a starter right now. I’ve got a great opportunity to show this coaching staff what the future could be.”

  26. Pauoa Boy May 3, 2010 8:32 am

    Ryan get em…he and Davone are pretty much clones and would tear up the field together in Miami like they did here. Just think having Brandon Marshall on the outside, with Ryan and Davone running all over the place underneath, plus get Fasano and Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams too…scary!

  27. LizKauai m/ May 3, 2010 8:32 am

    Hawaii Moms is still up.

  28. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 8:32 am

    I think Colt once explained that his motion is effective in throwing through seams. Plus. he can alter his motion situationally. I don’t think he’ll three-quarter-arm-it into, say, Jason Taylor’s forearms.

  29. Colomaohana May 3, 2010 8:34 am

    Hahaha…yes, ST, you should show face in the building at least ONCE a year, no?! hehe..

    We are still there. No word on anything yet. So, its business as usual until our fearless leader says otherwise.

    I was wondering about the other blogs, too…..

  30. Colomaohana May 3, 2010 8:36 am

    Hi Liz!

  31. Pauoa Boy May 3, 2010 8:37 am

    I remember one (anal)yst stating that Colt’s throwing motion isn’t the problem and a good quarterback is one who can get the ball where it needs to go regardless if it’s pretty or not. I mean shute I’ve even seen Peyton Manning throw from all over the place…over the top, side arm, 3/4 release, etc…nobody talks crap about him…

  32. Kekoa (iPhone) May 3, 2010 8:38 am

    All present & accounted for!

    Howzit Mama C-ta! How you wuz gurl?! We could’ve used your melodius voice in support of the Wahine SB team on Sat. Lots of families came with ALL their Keiki! Very affordable family outing when it’s free.

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 8:39 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂


    A place which has become a second home and a must read for so many UH sports fans, the Warrior Beat has truly surpassed what one might expect of a typical blog, and has become something much more profound.

    In my years of posting, the Warrior Beat has become a hub of support for UH Athletics worldwide, with posters in many states and foreign countries converging here to share their passion about UH sports. In that regard, The Warrior Beat is unique in terms of a local newspaper sponsored blog.

    In the Warrior Beat, the publishers of this newspaper provide a tremendous venue for UH supporters to meet, discuss and support UH athletics. The Warrior Beat is a site where posters can become dirctly involved in supporting UH sports in fund raising efforts and in terms of fans-in-the-stands support.

    For these reasons alone, it would be easy to see the relative value of this site to not only the new owners of the Advertiser but to all of the people of Hawai’i.

    But beyond the world of digital media and bottom line management, this blog also presents its single greatest gift to the people of Hawai’i: The “Human Factor”.

    The Warrior Beat has become a circle of hundreds of acquaintances, a circle of “virtual” friends who also connected in real life through many activities, from tailgating at UH football games, to meeting to watch practices or for lunch and even the occaisional karaoke fests.

    I first started posting here expecting to read and occaisionally post about UH football. But like many others here, I have been blessed with so much more.

    Stephen Tsai is a tremendous sports writer who works tirelessly to provide his posts here, in addition to his excellent articles on UH sports. Even more than that, he is one the finest men I have ever had the priviledge to know, and I am proud to call him a friend. In Stephen Tsai, I know I have a friend in the media who truly cares about me and my life beyond UH sports.There are countless others here who feel the same way, and make no mistake, Stephen Tsai is the “straw that stirs the drink” here.

    Becaue of this blog, the Honolulu Advertiser has becom an important part of my life. With that in mind , I say again:

    Long live the Warrior Beat!

  34. Garret May 3, 2010 8:46 am

    CBS Sports seems to feel that Nebraska has already been contacted by the Big 10…

    Pay particular attention to Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman’s answer when asked if contact has been made with the Big Ten. “I’m not going to answer that,” Perlman said. Wow, interpret that as you wish. I know how I read it.

    Nebraska and Missouri to the Big Ten if the Large 11 goes to at least 14. Don’t ask me who the other teams would be.

  35. A-House May 3, 2010 8:47 am


    As a long time 49er fan, some day I will visit the facilities and see a game.

    You lucky bugga!!!

  36. jm2375 May 3, 2010 8:48 am

    ST – you probably should go into the office more often or else they may give your desk away to someone else…

  37. Kekoa (iPhone) May 3, 2010 8:52 am

    Re: #33
    Sniff…Dpk…you big Teddy Bear you! Bootiful…

  38. d1島 May 3, 2010 8:54 am

    ….or sell it!


  39. d1島 May 3, 2010 8:55 am


    You forgot, “Cue violins!” 😆

  40. Bulla May 3, 2010 8:56 am


    ST has a desk?

  41. (Jesse)James May 3, 2010 9:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….Wow!!!! We are still alive and kickin’….woo hoo..

    Hope all have a great day…

  42. chopsueyboy May 3, 2010 9:05 am


    Very well said. I read this before I look at the rest of the online newspaper.

  43. Colomaohana May 3, 2010 9:07 am

    Hi everyone else! heheh..

    Kekoa: Free? Hellz yah! Wish I had more control over Mr C’s schedule. Kinda’ hard fo’ take the whole tribe out and about when I’m totally outnumbered, you know? 😉

    But, football season is almost in full swing, baby! And we will be there!

  44. Colomaohana May 3, 2010 9:10 am

    BTW, chopsueyboy, if you see a bunch of mommies and some of their keiki enter your place of business on Saturday 5/22 at about 10:00 am-ish, no be sked, okay?

    Its just some of us Pink Siders that I’ve gathered up for an early morning gathering and I convinced them to come and follow me to “visit” there…… Hope you don’t mind. 😉

  45. LizKauai m/ May 3, 2010 9:10 am

    DPK… tsweet!

    Hi BigC!

    It’s Monday. those I care about are still doing what they do…
    Ok. Time to hiho…

  46. Garret May 3, 2010 9:17 am

    Article in the main New Jersey newspaper about the Jets signing 2 undrafted free agent LBs including Brashton. The only thing I don’t like about this article is that their Defensive Coordinator praises the *other* undrafted rookie LB and seems to indicate that he’ll make their fall camp but he doesn’t say anything about Brashton.

    The Jets signed undrafted free agent linebackers Cory Reamer (Alabama) and Brashton Satele (Hawaii) and waived Broderick Stewart (Vanderbilt), the team announced today.

    Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said Saturday that Reamer’s invitation to training camp in August was a fait accompli.

    “I think he’s got a legitimate chance,” Pettine said. “It looks like we’re going to bring him to training camp. It’s not etched in stone. We usually find a tryout guy or two that makes us say, ‘You know what? This guy intrigues us a little bit. Let’s go bring him to training camp.’ He’s No. 1 on that list.”

    Reamer’s ability to grasp the Jets’ intricate playbook sold Rex Ryan and Pettine. They were convinced the 6-3, 231-pound linebacker deserved to stick around.

  47. Garret May 3, 2010 9:18 am

    Nice note about undrafted free agent rookies.

    Ryan, of course, has always had a soft spot for undrafted rookie free agents.

    “Maybe I know that the sacrifices that some of these guys have to make are maybe greater than some of the other ones who have had it made and maybe had a reputation,” Ryan said over the weekend. “You see it here that these guys are not going to fail. Like the kid from Alabama (Reamer), he wants to stay. That’s obvious. He’s here competing and he wants to stay. (Jamaal) Westerman last year. Every year, there are a few guys that are like that. Marques Douglas, 11 years he played. He wasn’t there to make friends. He was there to make your team. He went on and had that career. Like I said before, more free agents have a 10-year career than draft picks. If you’re drafted in the (first) round, you’re going to start off higher than the free agent guy. He’s the guy that doesn’t get the good equipment and the good shoes, but he finds his way to make it. Maybe because I was that kind of player. I wasn’t that good. I was down (at the bottom). Maybe that’s what it is. There’s something about the underdog that I can appreciate his struggles. Then, when they do make it, they’re really something.”

  48. Garret May 3, 2010 9:20 am

    The Jets’ head coach couldn’t remember the Alabama LB’s name, but he singled him out for praise. I’m guessing that the Jets won’t keep 2 rookie free agents at LB, so this is Brashton’s competition.

    Though Rex Ryan had to be prompted as to Reamer’s actual name, the Jets’ head coach mentioned him without provocation during press conferences Friday and Saturday, saying, “The guy that’s really standing out to me is the kid from Alabama.”

    Ryan, who admitted he has a soft spot for the underdog player, said Reamer impressed with his football savvy and joked that he could fill in for the team’s defensive coordinator.

    “Maybe I know that the sacrifices that some of these guys have to make are maybe greater than some of other ones that have had it made,” Ryan said. “But you see it in here, like ‘This guy is not going to fail.’ Like the kid from Alabama, he wants to stay. That’s obvious. He’s here competing and he wants to stay. Every year, there’s a few guys that are like that.”

  49. bluefintuna May 3, 2010 9:43 am

    Here’s the link to the 2009-10 Commissioner’s Cup Standings

    Currently Hawaii’s in seventh with 50.00 points

    Boise State is on top with 73.25

    Four schools in the low 60’s.

    Yet to be tallied into Hawaii’s score is the womens softball team winning the WAC title which should add eight points to Hawaii score

    That would give Hawaii 58.00.

    Still to be determined for Hawaii’s overall score are the number of points mens golf, womens outdoor track and baseball can gain.

    For me I like seeing Hawaii climb the ladder. It’s exciting.

    In the race for the Cup, in past years, Hawaii hasn’t done so well.

    For some schools the emphasis in winning the Cup is a motivation tool for all their teams and athletes in striving to do well.

    Therefore Hawaii, someday, needs to win the Cup, so all the athletes on all the teams can end up swelling with school pride. This feeling needs
    mushrooming, like it does at Boise.

    To the school’s athletic site I checked the archives and typed in Commissioner Cup with negative results. I checked the tabs with negative results. I think that since there’s so many pluses associated with having school’s athletes and teams striving to climb the ladder and win the cup. Or the race. It needs to be accentuated more on the school’s athletic site.

  50. Pride. May 3, 2010 9:55 am

    Wish we could stay at 49 responses…oh well, too late.

  51. jm2375 May 3, 2010 10:12 am

    Re: WAC Commissioner’s Cup – it’s too biased. I wouldn’t put much stock in it. The more sports a school competes in, the more points you get. The more schools that participate in a sport, the more points you get. The scores should be weighted and averaged. It’s a wonder B$U doesn’t win it every year, they compete in everything except baseball.

  52. addahknowjoe May 3, 2010 10:25 am

    SF logo?


    I don’t get it.

  53. Kazz May 3, 2010 10:25 am

    Good morning to all.

    Took a day off to “reflect” on the entire softball season. Feeling somewhat normal today… 😎

    Oh and Clyde Torigoe got that call on Taualii correct upon watching the replay. Whatever…:roll: The guy makes ONE good call all season long… so what? 😆

  54. Kazz May 3, 2010 10:30 am

    Just some thoughts on the WAC softball season for the Wahine and looking forward to next week’s tourney.

    Wahine WAC Offensive MVP 2010, Jessica Iwata
    Tough one for me to think about, but how can anyone not justify this? This freshman has been quietly under the radar to her fellow teammate and the LOCK for 2010 WAC Freshman of the Year, Kelly Majam, but while other capable WAC pitchers have done not too bad of a job pitching around Majam, Iwata has made them pay. Again, I may get some “flack” for this choice, but it is a hard one to chose and it may sound contradictory, but while I believe Majam and Iwata will be nominees for WAC Freshman of the Year this year, Majam SHOULD earn this award based on her overall play in the outfield and at the plate. Both girls have quite the arm, but Majam still has YET to have an error marked against her so far.

    Wahine WAC Defensive MVP 2010, Katie Grimes.

    No, this is not just senior night nostalgia speaking here, well, a little, but the ever-so stoic and the steady form that has been Katie Grimes over the course of her entire UH career has not changed and with a new pitcher in Kaia Parnaby to work with, she(Grimes) has not waivered. Having to make all the calls for her pitchers, Grimes is part “B” of the pitching success of this team. With a runner on 3rd, 2 outs, and a successfully fielded grounder making it’s way back to home, you know you can trust in Grimes.

    Wahine WAC Most Improved Player, Stephanie Ricketts.

    It sounds funny at first, but those that have followed the team from last season and all the way through this season knew that Ricketts had to be the “one” come WAC play. With a well-documented and discussed slow start at the beginning of the non-conference season, many were high on the true freshman Kaia Parnaby, and rightfully so. Parnaby was headed in one direction but at the same time, we didn’t know where Ricketts would head in the other, but Ricketts started finding her way. The Ricketts of old showed herself in games against Stanford and UW and just dominated WAC play and as the WAC season moved on, you could see her repetoir develop further or at least return to what it was from last season with her inside pitches, screwballs, and just plain ole HEAT down the middle.

    Wahine WAC MVP, Kelly Majam.

    Ok I had to mention her name. But again, who wants to argue the overall addition to the outfield and the batting order she has made. A complete hitter, outfielder, and pinch runner all in one. She has strolled through to the UH all time home run leader record and has quietly, by national recognition’s sake ( 🙄 ) to lead (tied) the nation in home runs. She has been softball’s “Colt Brennan” and through numerous news appearances and interviews, she might as well have drawn more of the public to the RWSS all by herself starting with the SJSU series. Her name being called up to the plate draws cheers from those that probably can’t even think of another name in the Wahine lineup, but hopefully they’ll catch on. Her walk out song “The Professional” couldn’t have been more perfect as if it was performed specifically for her. Game face and all, Coolen and UH marketing couldn’t have created a better athlete even if they could.

    The “AUWE” Award goes to all those freakin’ youth softball parents that have no control over their kids. Not ALL of the youth softball kids were out of control, but man… For me, it all started back in the LaTech series in that Friday night game, where you had about 8 kids throwing softballs at each other against the front row fence on the 3rd base side and as one “parent” comes by, we think that they are gonna tell them to sit down because people can’t see, nope!!! They tell them to stand there so they can be on TV.

    (Sheesh, this kind of complaint sounds like something my parents would say, but I guess it’s a sign I am getting older…)

    Keys to WAC Tournament.
    -Just hit it baby!!!
    -***Kaia Parnaby.

    The tournament is in Las Cruces and as the Fresno State Softball Blogsp… ERRR.. I mean, the WAC Softball Blogspot has said OVER AND OVER AGAIN, it’s at altitude and suits the Wahine perfectly. Well, tough ____!

    Now the reason I singled out Parnaby specifically really has nothing to do with her only. It’s more on how Coolen will decide to use her in this double elmination format. It wasn’t too odd to me that Coolen didn’t pull Parnaby in the second game of the series, but if the series was tied 1-1 and Parnaby was in the same situation in the third game, then yes, I can see her being pulled. With the Wahine earning a 1st round bye in the WAC tournament, I don’t know if Parnaby will start any of the games, but if she does, expect a very short leash on her if things get the slightest bit out of control. I expect Coolen to put the WAC tournament completely on Ricketts’ shoulders.

    Kaia Parnaby is young. A true freshman and I think she deserves a ton of credit for what she has done for us this season. Bob Coolen will not feed her to the “wolves”, and I do NOT mean Nevada, but he wanted to push her to see what she was made of and what that assessment is, is something I am NOT qualified to assume. Yes we lost that game 9-7, but in the long run, as Jessica Iwata mentioned, should only help them overall.

    Overall, I am pleased to see that the Wahine really look like a complete team at this time. Their fielding has improved and their outfield, which hasn’t really been tested all year, proved to be a formidable trio that can cover good ground and can make the throws needed.

  55. GRM May 3, 2010 10:30 am

    Viva La Warrior Beat!!!

  56. bb May 3, 2010 10:39 am

    This local blogger has an interesting take on the Moniz situation.

  57. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 10:41 am

    UH should get some sort of credit for men’s volleyball and cheerleading.

  58. jm2375 May 3, 2010 10:44 am

    #57 – and any other sport that doesn’t compete in the WAC because there aren’t enough teams to have a conference – men’s vb, cheerleading, water polo, sailing…

  59. Pride. May 3, 2010 10:56 am

    #56 – It might be considered a private, family issue.

  60. Kazz May 3, 2010 11:02 am

    Doesn’t the UH cheerleaders always finish in the Top 10 nationally every year?

  61. Bulla May 3, 2010 11:09 am

    #59 Pride


  62. Ralph May 3, 2010 11:15 am

    Protector UH is tied for last with La Tech, they have a 4 games series with San Jose State and New Mexico State. SJST away, and NMST at home, but NMST is on a roll and in first place.

  63. A-House May 3, 2010 11:21 am

    Bosie St has teams in track & field? swimming & diving? golf? tennis? sailing?

    Wow, I neva no dat!

  64. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 11:31 am

    UH usually wins the West region. That’s a huge deal. That region stretches from Texas to Hawaii.

  65. jm2375 May 3, 2010 11:32 am

    Vote for Josh Walker bouncing a ball off Carson Clark’s cranium as AVCA Play-of-the-Year.

  66. warriorsanddolphins May 3, 2010 11:38 am

    So are they ever going to enclose T.C.Ching Field? The 5 million dollar donation was to change the turf(which they already did) and the rest of the money was to enclose the field. I hope they are not using the money on something else.
    Maybe, they want people to forget about that extra money.

  67. bluefintuna May 3, 2010 11:52 am

    # bb:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 10:39 am

    This local blogger has an interesting take on the Moniz situation.

    That’s pretty serious. Especially if what’s purported is true.

    But everyone wants to hide it, right?

    Under the guise of personal, family and private issues UH and the media chooses to shelter the star quarterback.

    Another player in a similar circumstance, especially a minority, would face the repercussions and be further ostracized. But not Moniz. Nope.

    Fair? Probably not. Other schools would have kicked him out. Other team’s coaches wouldn’t have tolerated this either. If he was in the military he would have faced a court hearing.

    Yet here at Manoa a few spring practices he’s kept out of and then every things back to normal.

    A microcosm of what’s wrong with our society is playing right before our eyes, which I imagine the other players on the team would agree with this statement.

  68. d1島 May 3, 2010 12:03 pm

    Any thing new on the coaching staff?

  69. A-House May 3, 2010 12:06 pm


    I do not know what the circumstance(s) are with the Moniz situation, but I believe it is between he, his coach, and his teammates.

    Maybe, years from now, it will be “public knowledge”, but for now it is closed.

    just my opinion.

  70. A-House May 3, 2010 12:10 pm


    you asking about MBB? Coach Gib said no news until he is ready and mentioned late May or early June time frame.

    I am hoping that the Arizona Western JC situation clears up, one way or the other, so Coach Gib can carry on and get the 7th recruit for 2010-11 season. UH could sure use the 6’11” 300# presence at center!!!

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  74. Pomai May 3, 2010 12:13 pm

    ST did you get the email I sent?

  75. BigIslandkurt May 3, 2010 12:34 pm

    @ #67

    I think the MOniz situation is a bit different from others because he did not do something that got him in the news or courts. From all intents in purposes, whatever he did was probably pretty damn messed up…..but not illegal. That is what it seems like anyway. Just like Malcolm lane…and Graunke for that matter………they did not do anything illegal so whatever they had to tend to was labeled as “personal matters.” Unlike JP Davis who actually found himself in court over some serious allegations. His mug was plastered all over the news. I sure wish they spent the same amount of media coverage on Davis’ situation when all of his charges were eventually dismissed. But we all know that did not happen.


  76. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:42 pm

    Bryant Moniz is the closest equivalent to a secured starter that we have right now. Even though the QB competition was opened in the spring, we all knew that Moniz was pretty much the #1 guy to beat out.

    Would the alleged situtation be handled differently at another school? In my opinion, NOPE.

    Would SC have kicked out Barkley? NOPE.

    Would OSU have kicked out Pryor? NOPE.

    Is Oregon going to revoke Masoli’s scholarship??? NOPE!!! Now he gets a nice redshirt year as a “suspension”. 🙄

    NO university is void of unusual responses to certain situations.

  77. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:43 pm


    Some people apparently want it in the news and all over the media. 🙄

  78. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:45 pm

    JP Davis did something he shouldn’t have done in PUBLIC.

  79. LizKauai m/ May 3, 2010 12:47 pm

    I do know one thing about Moniz- I don’t need to know what is none of my business.
    The Warriors need LOVE AND UNITY to start the season off right. As a FAN, I will do everything I can to keep focused on the POSITIVE and let other things work out as they will.

    If we are talking about making things right for our society, my two favorite sayings are:
    “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono”


    Of the things we think, say or do

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

    Aloha and HiHo!

  80. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:47 pm


    Just sent you an email.

  81. A-House May 3, 2010 12:53 pm


    Football? I thought everything was settled with Tuioti going D-line and Lumpkin moving over to “recruiting coordinator”? Not so?

    me mind not behaving lately – actually, for a long time now!

  82. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:53 pm


    May 3rd, 2010 at 11:38 am
    So are they ever going to enclose T.C.Ching Field? The 5 million dollar donation was to change the turf(which they already did) and the rest of the money was to enclose the field. I hope they are not using the money on something else.
    Maybe, they want people to forget about that extra money.

    W-Doc or someone else can probably confirm/correct this but, the $5,000,000.00 given to UH hasn’t even been touched yet.

    The new turf was paid for in full by funds appropriated by the Legislature and released by the Governor.

    The TOTAL cost of the COMPLETE Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex was quoted around $10 million back in 2008. The $5 million given to UH by the Ching Foundation was given on some sort of agreement that the UHAD would fundraise/match the amount donated to ensure the COMPLETE complex would be built. In 2008 it was given a 2013 completion date.

    I have no idea as to where UH is on matching that $5 million at this time.

  83. Kazz May 3, 2010 12:54 pm

    Someone said once that the $2 million promised to UH via the James Bolte Charitable Trust in 2008 “counts” towards the balance UH is supposed to match against the Ching Foundation donation.

    Can anyone confirm this?

  84. A-House May 3, 2010 12:59 pm

    Wwith Moniz taking time off, it gave Austin, Graves, Shutter, and Neilson great experience at QB – would have been a lot different if Moniz was at Spring Ball!!

    That being said, I regress to my fears that UH will face USC without a “seasoned” QB – top 4 must now make that extra push during “off-season” training to be much better than the end of Spring Ball.

    Should Moniz be back for Fall camp, it will only bolster the Qb position, but he will have to “earn” the right to be # 1 and hope the entire team will support Coach Mack’s and Rolo’s decision.

    Will the 2 former Punahou DB’s come in 2011 as they must sit out one year? “walk-on” status in Jan 2011? Hear of anyone else who will go this route to don the Black and Green?

  85. haka May 3, 2010 1:05 pm

    #67 bluefintuna
    “Another player in a similar circumstance, especially a minority, would face the repercussions and be further ostracized. But not Moniz. Nope.”

    What the fish?

    I could understand that statement if you were a yellowfintuna, but coming from a bluefin?

  86. A-House May 3, 2010 1:08 pm

    Any signal(s) from the mighty “mid-west” on dem big farm boys wanting to sign with UH for O-line or D-line?

    Hope it’s not like Farmer or Fumbler who, as I understand, did not recruit or bring $$$ to UH.

  87. (Jesse)James May 3, 2010 1:36 pm

    Kazz…#82. The $5 million appropriation is to UH for plans, design, and construction for improvements (other than the field turf that was already completed) to the Clarence TC Ching Complex….

  88. (Jesse)James May 3, 2010 1:39 pm

    and the total money that is in the budget is itemized as $10 million ….$5 million in General Obligation, or GO, Bonds…and the other $5 million is the match from the private funds (i.e. Clarence Ching Foundation).

  89. (Jesse)James May 3, 2010 1:39 pm

    and really, that appropriation hasn’t changed from last year.

  90. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 3, 2010 1:45 pm

    LAZZ: re #83{ That is what was told Tom Mui by one of the (big) honcos at the Clarence Ching Foundation at the ground breaking.

    Incidentally, the money “promised” is an accomplished fact in that after his demise and ten years, the lease agreement and the fee that accompanies it has already been deeded to the UHF.

  91. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 3, 2010 1:46 pm

    Sorry – KAZZ not LAZZ – Greek pronounication

  92. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 3, 2010 1:47 pm

    AL – Wednesday looks good.

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  94. A-House May 3, 2010 1:54 pm


    wondering if i should make the cattle call on Wednesday – hmmmmm!

    gotta lose about 5 #s and this will defintely place me in the wrong direction.

  95. al May 3, 2010 2:14 pm

    ahouse…this cattle call was made because you said you could be there on wednesday.

    don’t tell me you are bagging out now?

  96. al May 3, 2010 2:15 pm

    dio…see you then.

  97. d1島 May 3, 2010 2:35 pm

    Park at Genji and walk to CC….

  98. Pride. May 3, 2010 2:38 pm


    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    wondering if i should make the cattle call on Wednesday – hmmmmm!

    gotta lose about 5 #s and this will defintely place me in the wrong direction.

    Actually, there’s quite an array of vegetables choices available at the esabilshment. Been there, done that. No meat partaken.

  99. d1島 May 3, 2010 2:40 pm

    No eat rice!

  100. d1島 May 3, 2010 2:41 pm


  101. Pride. May 3, 2010 2:47 pm


    Where you going be watching games next year? Slopes of Koko Head? or Kalaepohaku?

  102. d1島 May 3, 2010 2:53 pm


    They say gas prices going up again; hoping that I only gotta go as far as Halawa! 😉

  103. d1島 May 3, 2010 2:56 pm

    BTW, just wondering….but have the SMU-rules been altered being that Brand X is now Brand HAM?

  104. wafan May 3, 2010 2:56 pm


  105. wafan May 3, 2010 2:58 pm

    Glad to see we are still here. Been wondering about this all day at school. It was difficult to concentrate!

    But, whoo-hoo!!!

  106. NYUH May 3, 2010 3:12 pm

    Picking the fruit instead of watering the tree. Its a hard lesson for anyone in power to learn.

  107. SMU-d by snagglepuss May 3, 2010 3:16 pm

    ” d1島:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    BTW, just wondering….but have the SMU-rules been altered being that Brand X is now Brand HAM? ”

    i was SMU-d for “telling it like it is”; but mostly for NOT

    being “condescending” to you know who.

  108. jm2375 May 3, 2010 3:22 pm

    Congrats to Matt Sisto on his WAC Pitcher of the Week award!

    No Wahine winners this week?

  109. papajoe2 May 3, 2010 4:04 pm

    So is anybody pushing the idea for a beginning of the season “bowl” game in Hawaii involving the Warriors. Maybe the Sheraton bowl can have dual bowls. One in the beginning, opening the college football season and one on Christmas day or eve. UH or the bowl committee could then pick their opening season opponent and have a choice of the premier teams. “Bowl Game” would add $$$ for incentive and an extra game for opponents. The game would be played before most schools open so it wouldn’t effect study or classroom time. I know that there already is a season opening game but, how can anybody refuse a Hawaii bowl game unless they scared.

  110. d1島 May 3, 2010 4:25 pm

    Congrats Matt!

  111. d1島 May 3, 2010 4:26 pm


    I think you are!

  112. al May 3, 2010 4:35 pm

    “…no meat partaken.”

    yah right!

  113. al May 3, 2010 4:37 pm

    i thought it was gonna be HSA?

  114. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 3, 2010 4:50 pm


    Tazz Weatherly of BSU and LaTech’s Meghan Krieg are the softball players of the week.

  115. d1島 May 3, 2010 4:50 pm

    Right now it’s HA Mgmt, Inc.

  116. Manoa Mist May 3, 2010 4:54 pm

    Anybody know the scoops on the Beast? Does he have to worry about the cuts even if he has to sit out this year? He has got to be in the mix on the d-line right?

  117. Bulla May 3, 2010 5:16 pm


    all is well, email me at, i’ll give you the scoop

  118. Garret May 3, 2010 5:32 pm


    The rules do *not* allow for bowl games at the beginning of the season. If they did, the bowl games would have already locked in Texas, Alabama, Florida, USC, etc…the bowl system would not go for UH when the other schools would bring in a lot more viewers and $$$.

  119. Ralph May 3, 2010 5:38 pm

    ESPN’s Graham Watson’s post-spring non-AQ rankings
    ESPN’s Non-AQ Post-Spring Power Rankings –

    No WAC teams

  120. Ralph May 3, 2010 5:40 pm

    Boise is number one

  121. Pride. May 3, 2010 5:57 pm


    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    “…no meat partaken.”

    yah right!

    Are you calling me a liar?

  122. d1島 May 3, 2010 6:10 pm

    Did I mention that I am definitely in on Wednesday?


  123. Kazz May 3, 2010 6:23 pm

    Well apparently my assumptions and jokes were correct. I should have known…

    “WAC Softball Blogspot” and WAC Softball Twitter is run by some Fresno State fan. Dave… (something).

    Here is some “bulletin board material” for our Wahine:

    From WAC Softball Twitter:

    “Jessica Iwata’s home run barely got off the ground and it would have been a single or a double in any other park in the country” – On WAC Softball TWITTER 05/01/2010 in reference to Iwata’s game winning solo homer against Fresno State.

  124. papajoe2 May 3, 2010 6:23 pm

    Garret, thanks for your 411. I just thought with the Warriors getting a hard time to schedule big name schools at the end of the year, we could push for an exemption from the NCAA to do this. Thinking outside the box, with the football season now ending later, maybe the season could start in the summer and end on New Years or Christmas. If it ends earlier, the student athletes will have more time for finals instead of preparing for a bowl game. Got to go to a meeting but your ideas are welcomed.

  125. wafan May 3, 2010 6:30 pm


  126. Kazz May 3, 2010 6:40 pm

    Well, if Djou doesn’t win, at least he’d do pretty well selling cars.

  127. Kazz May 3, 2010 6:42 pm

    In the spirit of this live debate:

    Oh by the way… my post above is actually at 7:08pm and not 6:40pm. 😆

  128. TheObserver May 3, 2010 6:48 pm

    Why the stealth, under the wire, covert, CIA handling of the depth chart??? Coach Mack said during the spring game this past Friday, the coaches would take a look and firm up the 1’s and 2’s. I guess his pancake is flipping AGAIN!

    What’s the big secret on which players are cut?

    Disappointing day for the released players – they work their butts off. Hope they can now enjoy the summer.

    just my observations…

  129. Kazz May 3, 2010 6:51 pm

    Wait! What kind of people are in that room???

    Keahi Tucker just asked Djou if he’d vote for Sarah Palin for President and Djou said, “probably not”… AND SOME PEOPLE BOOED!!!


  130. chopsueyboy May 3, 2010 6:55 pm


    You and the ohana are welcome here. Lots of free validated parking in the back of the building. Mahalo for thinking of us. Any questions email me

  131. Better UH May 3, 2010 6:55 pm

    Instead of worrying about money and scholarships we should lower some of the cost of the coaches. We have heard this before, the Coach at Boise gets paid exponentially less then McMackin. Does this make any sense at all? UH has not proved to be a power D1 at all sense JJ left. We are now looking to give local kids scholarships and that is great, BUT we need to address the biggest problem of all, Coach Mac. I have heard rumors from former coaching staff at UH that they think he is the problem with UH and have heard from others that previous schools he coached at were pleased to see him leave, things will not get better with him here, thats the truth.

  132. TheObserver May 3, 2010 7:03 pm

    Better UH:
    I agree!!! But don’t forget to take Smith, Tormey, Shaw, Miano (especially since your so-o-o-o good at taking care of the local walk-ons) and as bruddah Noland says- bye bye Pua Lane…….

  133. Better UH May 3, 2010 7:12 pm

    Exactly. I am happy to see that someone else sees the big picture, these coachs are the leaders of UHs players, is getting on national tv and saying “little faggot dance” something we want to represent UH? the State of Hawaii? We obviously have athletes here in Hawaii. We need coaches.

  134. jm2375 May 3, 2010 7:15 pm

    Trolls are back.

  135. Better UH May 3, 2010 7:19 pm

    Sorry that we are not happy about a 3-8 bowl-LESS season.

  136. Buffoman May 3, 2010 7:25 pm

    we can all have positions on what happened in the past. We have what we have. If Mac cannot perform on the field, true, histroy as stated above would have repeated itself and we would have a basis to call for his release.

    Lets see what he does this year. If we get a repeat of what we saw last year, then we can start calling for his resignation. If he is successful as we hope he would be, we can see that the program is moving in the right direction.

  137. Better UH May 3, 2010 7:26 pm

    True, lets just hope and hope and hope that we don’t say every year, “to wait for next year” and just do something about it.

  138. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 7:29 pm

    Beast won’t be cut, but I don’t think he’ll be invited to training camp since he has to sit out the year, anyway.

  139. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2010 7:31 pm

    I think UH plays a minimum of 13 games next season, not 11

  140. Kazz May 3, 2010 7:49 pm

    Having a conversation with myself seems like fun.

    But I think Family Guy is on right now…

  141. Kazz May 3, 2010 7:51 pm

    YES!!! It is on!!! This is an old episode where Peter directs his own version of “The King and I” complete with robot ninjas. :mrgreen:

  142. Sam Owen May 3, 2010 7:55 pm


    you are the scoop ‘de jour’ they would say…..interesting changes though but the beast and ohana are all smiles…….does the ‘end’ justify the means? we shall see, but looking good from this side of the ko’olaus…….film don’t lie, and pigs don’t fly

  143. chawan_cut May 3, 2010 8:03 pm

    watchin jurassic park. what a good movie.

  144. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 8:09 pm

    Hi Steven! Howzit Kazz!

    A very large birdie reported this evening on the KITV sports report that Bryant Moniz met behind closed doors with the team this morning and has been welcomed back to the Warriors by his team mates. Coach Mack said what transpired is “the team’s business” and should remain so.

    Who needs to know anything more?

  145. jm2375 May 3, 2010 8:10 pm

    Re: WAC Commissioner’s Cup.
    OK, I recalculated it and the standings don’t change too much.

    “Official” WAC standings:
    1. BSU 73.3
    2. NaMaSU 62.8
    3. Nevada 61.3
    3. Fresnecks 61.3
    5. USU 60
    6. Idaho 54
    7. UH 50
    8. SJSU 36.8
    9. LaTech 34.8

    Clueless Wahine standings
    1. BSU 67.1
    2. USU 66.1
    3. Nevada 63.5
    4. NaMaSU 61.2
    5. Fresnecks 61.1
    6. UH 54.7
    7. Idaho 51.7
    8. SJSU 42.1
    9. LaTech 41.4

    BSU fields 18 teams, SJSU 14, UH 15 out of a possible 19.

  146. Da Punchbowl Kid May 3, 2010 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the links Mr. Cut!

  147. Garret May 3, 2010 8:18 pm

    This is an example of the change in the newspaper industry and their need to keep costs down to a minimum. Gannett’s 6 newspapers in New Jersey are using articles by a New Jersey Devils employee instead of paying one of their reporters to cover that pro hockey team. Having a team’s employee write the stories covering the team seems like a good way for a team to get PR in those 6 newspapers, but can that really be considered unbiased journalism?

  148. Garret May 3, 2010 8:22 pm

    If there is a reporter or two that might be available soon, I wonder if there would be money for UH to get stories and video on their website to enhance coverage of UH teams? Or, maybe the HSA would want to cut costs and might run stories written by the UH employee?

  149. Bulla May 3, 2010 8:38 pm


    THE sEcret meeting result is out, oh well

  150. Garret May 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    Garret, thanks for your 411. I just thought with the Warriors getting a hard time to schedule big name schools at the end of the year, we could push for an exemption from the NCAA to do this.

    Why would the NCAA give UH an exemption to have a bowl game to start the season? Teams have to qualify for bowl games and they obviously won’t have the 6 or 7 wins required when the season hasn’t even started yet.

    You could be thinking about those special nationally televised games that TV sets up early in the season…kind of like how BSU is playing Virginia Tech at a neutral site to start the season. The teams that are highly ranked and of national interest get those games, those are the ones that the TV networks will pay to show since they will get the ratings. UH could have gotten those types of games in past seasons (ST mentioned that JJ wanted to start the 2007 season with an ESPN game against Texas Tech to help fill out the schedule but HF wasn’t interested), but not after the last 2 seasons.

    The Hawaii exemption is already a big benefit for UH…though extending the regular season to 12 games and having conference title games makes getting the extra game less useful for other teams. If all conferences expand to 12 or more teams and have championship games, then UH would not be able to get anyone to play to end the season. Even the D-IAA teams wouldn’t be available since they have a playoff system.

    Thinking outside the box, with the football season now ending later, maybe the season could start in the summer and end on New Years or Christmas. If it ends earlier, the student athletes will have more time for finals instead of preparing for a bowl game. Got to go to a meeting but your ideas are welcomed.

    Remember, these are *student* athletes, starting the season during the summer would mean that they would need to attend school all summer and try to get football taken care of also. Classes are so compressed during the summer that half the team would have their GPA killed when UH goes on one of those 11-day road trips that they have early every season.

    Also, TV ratings are much, much lower during the summer. That means that everybody would earn less money, and TV money is a HUGE part of the revenue for a lot of schools.

    Football in a lot of the country would NOT work out too well during the summer. Attending games in July and August in the South would be horrible for players and the fans. Plus, families take trips then and so you’d have much lower attendance at games. The students are away from campus during the summer, which means that you’d lose student attendance at those games…I know that not too many UH students attend games now, but in much of the country you are talking about 10,000 to 20,000 students going to every game that would not be able to attend games in the summer.

  151. Garret May 3, 2010 8:41 pm

    I do like the out-of-the-box thinking, though. I just wanted to shed some light on why these things haven’t been done already.

    We also can’t just think about what works for Hawaii…it has to work for the majority of the schools also.

  152. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 3, 2010 8:51 pm

    KAZZ: Re your #129. Those people have a bad habit of eating their young. My way or the highway mentality.

  153. whitey May 3, 2010 9:36 pm

    There will definitely be some effects to our fragile tourist business because United and Continental announced their merger today. Am sure jobs will be afftected at the Honolulu Airport, but hope for the best.

  154. labrat May 3, 2010 9:42 pm

    wow weird today. when I saw cutbacks and depth chart I was also thinking that the HSA has not listed a depth chart or list or personnel who will be cut. all i know is that it will be a huge number.

    I see Mack is using a whole different approach this year. No depth chart means the hungriest will rise to the top come this fall.

    11 days left to renew season tickets.

  155. labrat May 3, 2010 9:44 pm

    Kazz I thought that Gonzalez was the most improved player this year.

  156. Ralph May 3, 2010 9:57 pm

    11 days left to renew tickets? Then coach Mac should find a theme to generate interest in renewing season tickets and a campaign to bring on board new season ticket holders, he has to be proactive in helping the fb program fill the stadium. Its the ship that carries the athletic department, it needs fans in the stadium to pay the department bills, and like it or not, its not only a game, its big business and Mac plays a major role in its success or failure. No roster, no depth chart, okay, his choice, but he has to come up with something in the mean time to generate interest in football ticket sales

  157. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:01 pm

    Gonzalez was hurt most of last season, played some at SS, 3rd and pitched. She’s finally healthy and is playing 3rd on a regular basis for the first time, Warwick held the position for 4 years and graduated last season.

  158. Slugger May 3, 2010 10:07 pm

    You’re right, Ralph. The UH AD office’s marketing person, John McNamara, also needs to get ads out in the paper, TV, radio, as well.

    Don Weir posted a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Tiki’s in Waikiki on Wednesday raising some funds for UH football. All of the tequila drinkers, your elbows are requested at Tiki’s for deep bending exercises. I think a % of marguerita sales goes to UH.

  159. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:09 pm

    With the merger of the HA and SB and HAM running the transition, we may not get as much summer coverage of football workouts as in the past, coach Mac has to create interest in the fb program and excitement to improve ticket sales. USC on the schedule helps but we need fans interest in all the games.

  160. Jason May 3, 2010 10:12 pm

    You’re right, Ralph. The UH AD office’s marketing person, John McNamara, also needs to get ads out in the paper, TV, radio, as well.

    I expressed that to him about student attendance at men’s basketball. He pretty much said he was content with the media coverage they already had.

  161. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:17 pm

    Coach Mac isn’t directly responsible for fund raising or ticket sales for football, but he is the face of the program and he needs to help define himself and his team now to generate positive talk and interest in this team that leads to increase ticket sales.

  162. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:26 pm

    Jason it is was it is, his status quo, he doesn’t have to work any harder than he has been since everything is in place for him. His feeling of content is the same as coach Nash and Jackson Wheeler, they were contented in the players they recruited, recruited from the same schools and the same kind of players and the end result, we competed at the same level every year, no major jump to get better.

  163. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:28 pm

    and thanks again for lunch Jason, your loyalty to coach Nash speaks volumes for you, but expecting him to win 20 games was overly optimistic.

  164. Kazz May 3, 2010 10:36 pm


    It’s open to interpretation. Just my thoughts earlier. I mean really when you look at it, one could also consider Traci Yoshikawa as another vastly improved infielder during the WAC season.

    But the reason I chose Ricketts is because her key to the team is only pitching and in that, she has completely rediscovered herself from earlier in the year.

    For Gonzalez, she’s Ms. “Steady” at the plate. Ralph likes to point out that she has the most natural swing and she does. She’s very consistent at the plate, but she’s also needed at 3rd base. She’s cleaned it up a bit as the WAC season went along but not too many grounders have come her way.

    For Yoshikawa it’s been harder. She was hitting ok in the beginning of the WAC season and slumped a bit and now at the bottom of the order, BUT her play at 2nd base also has drastically improved. I think she’s had the hardest season of all the players. She’s been pulled from 2nd base numerous times in the pre season schedule as Coolen was really trying to send a message, but she’s got some power, all the ladies in the lineup do and really Pagaduan has had a down season and Tara Anguiano isn’t ready yet.

    So really it came down to the most improved and really the most effective in regards to their roles on the team. Again, it’s not a slight against Gonzalez or even Yoshikawa, but Ricketts is our pitcher and she is back in form to where we need her to be.

  165. Ralph May 3, 2010 10:38 pm

    UH men golf in last place, 21 strokes off the pace, 2 more days to climb the leaderboard, they won’t win but they can have a respectible finish.

  166. Kazz May 3, 2010 10:39 pm


    May 3rd, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    Gonzalez was hurt most of last season, played some at SS, 3rd and pitched. She’s finally healthy and is playing 3rd on a regular basis for the first time, Warwick held the position for 4 years and graduated last season.


    I don’t think she’s completely healthy right now, actually I think Melissa Gonzalez currently has a torn labrum in her non-throwing arm (left) and will undergo surgery after the season is pau. 🙁

  167. new camellia customer May 3, 2010 10:45 pm

    Hey Al,

    Hate to burst your bubble, but after talking with June, she booked reservations for a our group’s party of fifty for lunchtime on Wednesday. If I see you I’ll say hi. Since us guys arriving early maybe you’ll find some parking at Times, no? Anyway maybe your group can squeeze somewhere in a corner. Also don’t you be eavesdropping on us because we get plans of getting cabana A and cabana B for the up coming football season. See you then.

  168. LizKauai (iPad) May 3, 2010 10:48 pm

    C_c – Magnificent Seven- one of my faves- in HD!

    Nitey Nite and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  169. Kazz May 3, 2010 11:08 pm


    May 3rd, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    You’re right, Ralph. The UH AD office’s marketing person, John McNamara, also needs to get ads out in the paper, TV, radio, as well.

    I expressed that to him about student attendance at men’s basketball. He pretty much said he was content with the media coverage they already had.

    Then I too would be content……………….. if Jim Donovan fired McNamara.

  170. Slugger May 3, 2010 11:22 pm

    Night, gang!

  171. SteveM May 3, 2010 11:43 pm

    #168 new person — “burst Al’s bubble”? You really are new, aren’t you? 😆 Please join us Wednesday.

    Good night everyone!

  172. Pomai May 4, 2010 1:13 am

    #170 Kazz One word for that……………………………….pompous

  173. wafan May 4, 2010 2:53 am

    Good morning!

  174. wafan May 4, 2010 2:55 am

    Who let the taggers back in.

  175. Garret May 4, 2010 4:00 am

    Wow, the Jets had 20 undrafted rookie free agents at their try out over the weekend and only *2* players were given contracts. Brashton should be proud to have been one of those 2 players, but the next step will be even harder…special teams is the key for he or Reamer to make the roster.

    What Reamer under­stands is this: “The odds are definitely stacked against you.”

    But he already has over­come stiff odds by earning a contract. He and Hawaii linebacker Brashton Satele were the only ones the Jets signed of the 20 players who were invited to try out.

    And Reamer under­stands he has joined a con­tender, which means it will be even harder to make the 53-man roster.

  176. Garret May 4, 2010 4:51 am

    Article about how the Big 10 Network can make a lot more money for their conference if they add teams from states with a lot of population.

    For those on the fence, the financial advantages of the Big Ten could be a major lure. The Big Ten Network paid $22 million to each member school last year, which dwarfs the payout other conferences’ schools get from their TV deals with outside networks. Big East schools get about $7 million to $8 million from their television contracts.

    At a time when only a handful of college athletic programs are profitable, turning away from that kind of money wouldn’t be easy.

    “Let’s say in some of these areas you’re getting a dollar a month (extra from cable subscribers for having the Big Ten Network),” Zimbalist said. “Each household is $12 a year. So if you add 3 million households, that’s $36 million in revenue. On top of that, you’ll get more revenue from advertising.

    “Potentially, you could be talking tens of millions of dollars when you add a properly positioned team.”

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