The hunt to punt

This past season, the Warriors found success with punters using rugby-styled techniques.

Now there is a possibility a rugby player might be added as a punter.

A rugby player has been recommended as a successor to punter Alex Dunnachie, who has completed his UH eligibility. The Warriors are evaluating whether he will be a good fit.

Stay tuned.

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Credit defensive tackle Calen Friel for making the most of his time recovering from an ankle injury in 2012.

The initial report is Friel had a 4.0 grade-point average this past semester.

He also should be healthy enough to compete in spring training.


  1. d1shima December 20, 2012 8:49 am

    Oy Oy Oy!


  2. Loa December 20, 2012 8:49 am

    morning gang!

    good job Calen … keep it up

  3. d1shima December 20, 2012 8:50 am

    Nicely done, Mr Friel.

    He got the point…all four of ’em. 馃槈

  4. Loa December 20, 2012 8:50 am

    d1 – howzit! long time no see

  5. d1shima December 20, 2012 8:51 am

    Would it be tipping your hand to have a player flanked behind a rugby style punter that an “option” to fake is coming?

  6. d1shima December 20, 2012 8:52 am

    Wassup Loa!

    How you? 馃檪

  7. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 8:55 am

    I think it’s time for UH to start a rugby team.

  8. d1shima December 20, 2012 8:56 am


  9. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 8:59 am

    Lacrosse would be awesome.

    Except for the endless debate about whether the C should be capitalized.

    Or whether it should be two words.

    Which brings me to another random thought: Is La Pietra a Spanish or French name?

  10. gobows December 20, 2012 8:59 am

    do all rugby guys make good kickers?

  11. Loa December 20, 2012 9:01 am

    how about a men’s futbol squad?

  12. azwarrior22 December 20, 2012 9:03 am

    I work with someone whose last name is La Pietra and I don’t know his origin.

  13. d1shima December 20, 2012 9:09 am

    She separates the La’s from the Ooh.

  14. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 9:15 am

    Thought La Pietra was Italian.

  15. A-House December 20, 2012 9:17 am

    How to defend against a rugby style kicker playing football?

    Watch earlier games and see which is the preferred side to run before punting and over load that side with speedy defenders while keeping a DB to guard against a fake punt/reverse on the other side.

    Really and truthfully, how effective was the “rugby style punt” for UH? length? number of return yards? I saw teams playing closer to the LOS and punt returner fielding the ball on the fly rather than let it bounce all over the place.

  16. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:18 am

    I don’t wanna sound too optimistic but if we get the recruits we have commitments from, I honestly think this could be the best Defense I’ve seen at UH since I’ve followed Hawaii football.

    Not very often you return your entire secondary. Also our Dline is going to get healthy this off season. Hawaii pretty much shut down opponents from Boise game – end of the season. Points we gave up doesn’t do the team justice as far as how well our D played. Turnovers cost us there. Paipai will be pissed but Tuaau and Tepa are no slouches. Haku will also be missed but Friel and Samia are back and more experienced with additions of Tulimasealii and kid from Samoa. Been watching some video on Tevita Lataimua and I am sold he is the better of the 2 JC recruits. Guy can play. JGW and Marrell are the real deal and a year of training in off season and I expect them to be a lot more physical…

    Now I pray our offense can improve. But even there we add some talented players and lose no one. Cant get worse.

  17. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 9:18 am

    Need UH Athletics to make money before they bring in rugby or lacrosse or men’s soccer. Let’s see what Ben can do.

  18. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 9:19 am

    You’re correct, Mr. The Lock.

    It is Italian.

    Translates to “gem of the rock.”

    Well, I’m glad that riddle has been solved … on the last day of Earth.

  19. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 9:20 am

    “Ben can do.”

    Ben do.

    Ben Dew.

    (I think we just invented a new game.)

  20. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 9:22 am


    I like your assessment.

    I just never felt UH had a consistent edge rush last season. I think that changes this year.

  21. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 9:23 am

    Ben can do

    Ben can do over

    Bend Dover

    Kiss your arse goodbye tomorrow.

    Game over.

  22. koakane ip5 December 20, 2012 9:23 am

    morning 808, is dat the sun 馃槑

    have a good day

  23. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2012 9:24 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Do Lacrosse players kick? I thought they run like heck and use a net on a stick.

  24. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 9:29 am

    Sorry, but I’m still pissed at the sentence the puppy mill guy got. Wishing a 1000 rabid chihuahua’s yap at him 24/7.

    Also, Joe Biden, yes Joe Biden, thank you for that moving tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye this morning.

    Now hurry and rewrite the Mayan calendar and fast forward to LOI day. GO WARRIORS!

  25. al December 20, 2012 9:29 am

    could the rugby person be a non-aussie such as a new zealander, tongan, or samoan?

  26. al December 20, 2012 9:31 am

    great job mr. friel!

  27. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:31 am

    20. That’s why I think this D can be very good. Stop the run is 1st priority. I think we got the personnel this year. Yes I know injuries will happen so I guess we will see. Depth gonna be real important. Kind of why I still think one more solid JC DT would be great. Ofa Hautau is a stud still left. Also Former Farrington Gov Ioane Sagapolu is committed to Fresno but I feel like we could get him if offered.

    Now we got the rushers like Tepa, Tuaau, Laurel, Yap, Woodard. Tigi Hill can only boost our secondary. Possibly allow Hardy Tuliau to play Nickel or something. Yap had to play out of position for the team but now we can let him loose on the QBs.

  28. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2012 9:31 am

    @#24 jimmy: Did I hear incorrectly or did Biden get the Dec 7 date wrong? I could have sworn he said 1942…

  29. d1shima December 20, 2012 9:32 am

    Ben Jay can do.

    Ben-Gay can, too.

    If can, can.

    If no can, Ben-Gay.

    Ben Jay, too.

  30. al December 20, 2012 9:33 am

    the time clock is about to expire on the big three…

  31. SteveM December 20, 2012 9:33 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Calen Friel. A 4.0 semester GPA is always an achievement!

  32. tommui December 20, 2012 9:37 am


    Re: ST’s #18 “Last day of Earth”

    In a former Maya city of Xultun in the Guatemalan rain forest, archaeologists found calendars that extended 7,000 years into the future.

    I assume that the Mayan stone that showed the world coming to an end tomorrow (2012) was just another calendar that expired forcing the Mayans to buy another rolling stone (calendar).

  33. tommui December 20, 2012 9:38 am

    Yeah Calen!

    PolyMom is probably setting off firecrackers and rockets in celebration!

  34. TMx808 December 20, 2012 9:40 am


    Is UH going after DE Paulo Lepua?

  35. al December 20, 2012 9:41 am

    yup, jeezy ya hit the nail on the head.

    it will be interesting, real interesting, I mean really interesting when in january the florida entourage arrive to play tourist on the beach at waikiki. the group as a whole is blessed with speed, big time speed. if all commit and we get your wish for that last dtackle…mr. kaumeyer will be drooling all day long.

    not to mention having our own mini-adrian petersen.

  36. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 9:41 am

    @Annoddah Dave

    I didn’t notice, I was too emotional at that time…

  37. whitey December 20, 2012 9:42 am

    Aloha to the 5 JC transfers in becoming Warriors.

  38. al December 20, 2012 9:43 am

    last time I had a 4.0 was at st. mary’s preschool.

  39. al December 20, 2012 9:44 am


  40. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:46 am

    LOL. who is our mini Adrian Peterson?

  41. SteveM December 20, 2012 9:52 am

    TMx808 — Welcome to the blog! Please tell us your city of residence if outside of Hawaii.

    Same for those outside Hawaii who are not listed here:

    …thats how some Tsai-kos in the same geographical area have met each other on the mainland.

  42. Derek December 20, 2012 9:53 am

    Jeezy33, agree that our defense will be much improved. Offensively, it all hinges on our QB play. Who is going to be efficient, accuragte, and not turn the ball over? Graham, Woolsey, Schroeder, Higgins, Shutter? Can Ewaliko play QB? Are you comfortable with any of them? I still say we need to sign a dual QB and there are some out there who are uncomitted yet. Cody Fajardo would have been terrific. A JC QB will do. Somebody who can play right away and is a JC starter. There must be at least one QB, somebody out there across the entire country playing JC ball who can run a spread offense and throw and run equally well. And I like the looks of this one Mr. Vasquez Haynes, 6’2″, 205 lbs. Maybe a slightly bigger version of Greg Salas. If Haynes can play the slot he would be a hand full or is he an outside guy? I will give him the nickname of “Willie Mays” Haynes!!! Maybe Vasquez will make some basket catches!!!!

    Sorry to hear Quenton Brown changed his name to North Texas. But, I’m not sure if he was going to pan out in the first place. Move on to another potential player, somebody like Lepua or Mathis or Titus, or another player.

    And we need to cap the recruiting haul with 2 athletic playmakers, hopefully at least one of them from Florida.

  43. dannyp December 20, 2012 9:54 am

    I think our mini AP is Diocemy St. Juste

  44. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:55 am

    Lepua supposedly down to ASU and WAZZU so doubt it.

  45. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:56 am

    43. If you want a fair comparison then I’d just go with Dre Archer from Kent St. Don’t come across talent like that very often

  46. Stephen Tsai December 20, 2012 10:01 am

    By the way, Jason earned another degree.

    So, three claps for Jason.

  47. dannyp December 20, 2012 10:04 am

    45…lol that wasnt my comparison just deciphering al’s message… I personally see him as a Damaris Johnson type of player.

  48. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 10:05 am

    Jason who?

  49. dannyp December 20, 2012 10:09 am

    Also I think we should WR Hayden Weichers from USU, he’s a former BYU commit who wants immediate playing time. He makes more sense then the other JC guys that committed.

  50. dannyp December 20, 2012 10:10 am

    49 *I think we should poach.

  51. Derek December 20, 2012 10:24 am

    Christian Ponder marries ESPN’s Samantha Steele. She does ESPN’s college game day show so I guess it won’t conflict with any NFL stuff for the network. Wonder if Ponder will be focused for the Houston Texans this Sunday? They are in the hunt for a wild card spot so he can’t mess up. Was it Kanoa Leahey or Scott Robbs a Viking fan? You kinda wonder about the timing though. I guess we just have to find out what happens on Sunday. Maybe the best thing for him is to give the ball to Adian Peterson.

    Lepua maybe going to Wazzu? Don’t say it so. If he chooses ASU I can see that. Next up?

    Hey, let’s not discount a punter. We need a good one and it can be a weapon. Hope that rugby player is a good one.

  52. J-FORCE December 20, 2012 10:26 am

    I believe we need to find a replacement for Luke Ingram. Don’t want to see football

    flying over the punter’s head for safety or turnover. Hoping we can land that Crusaders

    OL, if not, another hs de or dt might not be a bad choice. Go Warriors!

  53. Manoa Mist December 20, 2012 10:32 am

    Okay so the world is ending tomorrow at 8 p.m. Anybody know if that is EST, Mountain or Pacific time zone?

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  55. gobows December 20, 2012 10:42 am

    #51 scott robbs = vikings

    kanoa leahy = lions

  56. PurpleMaple December 20, 2012 10:47 am

    Italian: from pietra 鈥榮tone鈥, 鈥榬ock鈥, with the definite article la (Latin petra, from Greek); probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent rock or on stony ground, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a quarryman or stone carver.

  57. BigWave96744 December 20, 2012 10:47 am

    Image our defense if JT Turner and/or Demar Dorsey shows up.

  58. Slugger December 20, 2012 10:48 am

    G’day, gang!

    Punt! I’ll miss Alex. Good luck to him after graduation.

    Hope the Aussie connection works out.

    Way to go, Calen!

    Lunch at Byron’s. when will we have a CC here?

  59. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2012 10:48 am

    @#36, jimmy: I was emotional as well but I re-listened to VP Biden’s speech on C-Span website. Unless my hearing is bad he did say “Dec 7, 1942”. Otherwise, a fitting eulogy and memorial for a war hero and statesman.

  60. Slugger December 20, 2012 10:50 am

    Congrats, Jason!!!!

  61. A-House December 20, 2012 10:50 am


    4.0 in preschool? one a finga, to a finga, tree a finga, 4!

  62. d1shima December 20, 2012 10:52 am

    Congratulations Jason! 馃榾

    annodah dave,

    You heard the Veep right; got the year wrong. SMH…

  63. Slugger December 20, 2012 10:53 am

    Ah, the punter might not be Aussie.

  64. A-House December 20, 2012 11:00 am

    Does anyone know why UH coaches did not allow Dunnachie to just let the punt fly instead of always trying to “place” the ball in a certain location?

    How disappointing after watching his U-tube punts traveling 60+ yards with consistency!

  65. gobows December 20, 2012 11:01 am


    according to, the countdown clock is synced to 11:11 GMT or zulu time for the old military guys. hawaiian time is GMT minus 10. so that will be 01:11 am friday HST.

  66. Derek December 20, 2012 11:02 am

    If Turner and/or Dorsey can’t get into school after another year of school then I think they’ll never get here. I’m not sure if Chow and Co. are counting on them or if they went elsewhere. Until it was mentioned today, we have not heard about them since almost the beginning of this February. Personally, I think the staff have looked at other DBs since then. But, good cornerbacks are hard to find with so much passing these days.

  67. koakane ip5 December 20, 2012 11:15 am

  68. Bugaz December 20, 2012 11:20 am

    If there was success with rugby style punting this past season why add a rugby player? Won’t the successful rugby kicker still be on the roster?

  69. SteveM December 20, 2012 11:24 am

    jimmy the lock:

    December 20th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Jason who?

    Jason is one of ST’s earlier bloggers who attended the first Blog Party in 2006. He was a UH student then. Real smart…if he ever got a “B” we would have to put him on suicide watch or show him continuous videos of the greatest UH football victories. 馃檪 Click here to see his graduation day photo with ST and Wena.

    Jason’s 2007 Tsai-ko autobio is at:

  70. cincodemayonnaisse December 20, 2012 11:28 am


    Braddah Al….time clock up on the big three? You referring to offers that are gonna expire?

    If so…what three?…local boys?

  71. Kekoa December 20, 2012 11:33 am

    SteveM @ #41

    Are you now accepting LOI from Tsaiko members who are new to the Blog? That’s good. It’ll save them from wondering how good the 2013 Warrior squad will be. All the news that’s fit to print is available here.

    No doubt…the blog host stays ready!

  72. al December 20, 2012 12:30 pm

    a house…I believe it was mack who stifled dunnachie. other than. attempts to keep the ball within the 20 and the rugby experiment he was given the green light. he did average 46+.

  73. al December 20, 2012 12:33 pm

    mayo…it’s running not up just yet.

  74. al December 20, 2012 12:36 pm

    a house…are you subtracting the 15 yard set back rom the line of scrimmage?

    that would equate to a net 45 yd per kick including the situational punts.

  75. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 12:40 pm

    Does that mean Australian rules football call their kicks rugby style?


    Okay, thought ST was talking about a former Warrior.

    @Annoddah Dave,

    Listened to the replay and he did say ’42. A few years off but that didn’t detract from what I thought was a very moving eulogy…describing one of our nations truest hero.

  76. al December 20, 2012 12:46 pm

    I am believing that we have an excellent chance at landing the Florida contingent.

    that would be the icing on the cake, the cream of the crop, the opihi in the makawele poi, the chutoro on my nigiri, the echigo in my frosted glass….

  77. BG December 20, 2012 12:52 pm

    Howzit everyone! Another slap on the back for “J-Boy” on yet another scholastic achievement. How quickly he has out-grown that nickname! Still, his students must wonder how this man-kid could be older than them. Congratulations Jason!

  78. BG December 20, 2012 12:54 pm

    Another round of applause for Calen (and PolyMom…that boy was raised right!).

  79. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 12:55 pm

    Interesting steroid article in the paper today. Seems like coaches take an outasight outamind outlook. Right June?

  80. WarriorMojo December 20, 2012 12:57 pm

    Never been a believer in end of the world scenarios, but if homey and Wreckineyz (sp?) both post tomorrow, look out.

  81. BG December 20, 2012 12:58 pm

    Can’t get much better than our current Australian rules football player who can kick with either foot? Maybe they’re recruiting for someone who can take-over further down the line?

  82. A-House December 20, 2012 1:09 pm


    #74 – good point, but for official records, is the punt recorded from the point of contact or LOS?

    I was always under the impression it was from the LOS.

  83. gobows December 20, 2012 1:09 pm

    new warrior vasquez haynes high school football coach was charlie ward. the mlb draftee, heisman winning, nba playing charlie ward.

  84. gobows December 20, 2012 1:10 pm

    #82 line of scrimmage

  85. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:13 pm

    Dunno why people wouldn鈥檛 want to welcome the end of the world鈥 or as translated by some.. only the end of the world as we know it.

    Take a look around鈥 mass shootings with innocent babies being murdered, politics getting worse and worse, economy still in the tank, college sports losing its damn mind, Justin Beiber allowed to make a living the way she does鈥

    I wouldn鈥檛 mind a change of pace鈥

  86. al December 20, 2012 1:13 pm

    go bows…is correct.

  87. d1shima December 20, 2012 1:19 pm

    Net yardage per punt accounts for return yardage, marking the final yardage gained by punting after it is returned. Hence, outdistancing your coverage and allowing long returns is detrimental to net yardage stat.

    It has nothing to do with the number of yards that the ball is kicked behind the LOS.

  88. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 1:30 pm

    rushing yards from LOS

    passing yards from LOS

    Field goal from spot of ball

  89. d1shima December 20, 2012 1:37 pm

    Come home broke from LAS

  90. BigWave96744 December 20, 2012 1:38 pm

    The Mayans weren’t on Zulu time

  91. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:42 pm

    AD Ben Jay says he has a meeting tomorrow with 鈥渒ey business leaders鈥.

    Says his biggest strength is communication. Says there will be people at UH that will be surprised to see him. Says is intent on being a presence where there was no athletic presence before.

  92. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:43 pm

    Ben Jay: says he is VERY conservative. Says the coaches at OSU wouldn鈥檛 call him 鈥榗heap鈥, but he is conservative.

  93. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:44 pm

    Ben Jay: To make sure there is student support, i.e. importance of student fees along with fundraising and ticket revenue.

  94. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 1:45 pm

    Is Ben Chinese?

  95. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:45 pm

    Ben Jay: We are here to graduate students, to make use of their degree.

  96. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:46 pm

    Ben Jay: Says is learning the 鈥渟tructure鈥 of UH Manoa (how autonomy plays into his position).

  97. Tommy December 20, 2012 1:47 pm

    Ben Jay: We have to find new revenue streams. Wondering if he knows how difficult that really is?

  98. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:49 pm

    Ben Jay: We have to find new revenue sources. The costs arent going to go away. Says a balanced budget is one of his goals and says 鈥渁thletic department has received great support from upper campus financiall but we need to be more self sufficient, to at least break even鈥.

  99. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:50 pm

    Ben Jay: Im the biggest cheerleader for our student-athletes.

  100. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:51 pm

    AD Jay going back again to speaking about graduating the student-athletes and says his best experience in athletic administration is volunteering for graduation ceremonies.

  101. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:54 pm

    Ben Jay: UH athletics is vital part of the local Hawaii economy. We are 鈥渢he鈥 athletic program in the state and we are here to help promote not just the university, but the state. (Notes Hawaii tourisim as part of this equation)

    Ben Jay: looking at reaching out to mainland Hawaii transplants (fundraising, reconnecting, etc..)

    Press conference PAU.

  102. al December 20, 2012 1:54 pm

    I’m sure you could tell he is a pake’.

  103. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2012 1:54 pm

    @#85, Kevin: LOL! It’s a good thing we don’t have many teenie boppers on this blog! Wait! I’m dating myself…what do they call those pubescent fans of JB?

  104. RedZone December 20, 2012 1:54 pm

    Jay = Chin.

  105. Kevin December 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    For those that didn鈥檛 listen in or watch the live stream, it was the CONSCIENCE OF UH ATHLETICS JIM LEAHEY that asked AD Jay about how much he is aware of the structure at UH Manoa and if he is familiar with the role of autonomy in his position.

  106. koakane ip5 December 20, 2012 2:00 pm

    so far nothing I’ve read or heard is promising

  107. Kevin December 20, 2012 2:03 pm


    When was the last time you heard anything or read anything 鈥減romising鈥? Seriously.

  108. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 2:04 pm

    @koakane ip5

    You talking about the recruits or the fiscal cliff plan b?

  109. PolyMom December 20, 2012 2:06 pm

    Tommui, you are so right! We are so proud of Calen!!!

    But I would like to give credit where credit is due. Thank you so much to the Ocasek Ohana for keeping on Calen’s okole. The person who is most proud today is my husband. No child is stupid or dumb. They just need to have confidence and work hard to reach that BRASS ring. If Calen can do this, any child can.

    Calen loves doing his community service reading to little children. If you see Calen, high five him! Very, very proud of him.


  110. gobows December 20, 2012 2:07 pm

    #103 bieliebers, true bieliebers with bieber fever.

  111. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 2:22 pm

    Everyone going to be looking for love tonight? Could be your last. Give someone the gift of love…and buy a Mayan a calendar.

  112. Kevin December 20, 2012 2:27 pm

    So no one asked Ben Jay about his thoughts on Tim Tebow?

  113. Kevin December 20, 2012 2:29 pm

    If you鈥檙e going to buy a Mayan Calendar, at least make sure it鈥檚 Mayan.

    All the pictures and things posted on websites and social media memes have been pictures of the AZTEC calendar. 馃槅 馃槅 馃槅

  114. WarriorNY December 20, 2012 2:29 pm


    Congrats to Calen! Thanks for being so understanding to those fans who have been incredibly obtuse… I hope Calen and family realize that most of us know and appreciate his contributions to the program…

  115. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 2:35 pm

    I think the Inca calendar still works.

  116. gobows December 20, 2012 2:42 pm

    #113 does the san diego state athletic department get royalties for the aztec calendar?

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid December 20, 2012 2:43 pm

    High five to Calen!

    Three claps for Jason!


  118. gobows December 20, 2012 2:47 pm

    #103 some other names for jb fans: little kids, little girls, pre-pubescent, idiots, and the cincinnati bengals.

  119. BigWave96744 December 20, 2012 2:53 pm

    Nabisco has been selling Mayan calendars for years. The broken ones are used in cookies & cream ice cream

  120. wafan December 20, 2012 2:54 pm

    Yay Calen and Jason!


  121. jimmy the lock December 20, 2012 2:55 pm

    Kinda sucks when you supposed to be featured as the hottie of the week and the world ends before it gets posted.

  122. al December 20, 2012 2:58 pm

    kevin…will you blow that dark cloud away from koakane’s halo.

  123. Annoddah Dave December 20, 2012 3:05 pm

    @#119, Big Wave: I suppose one side is for even numbered years and the other for odd? LOL

  124. koakane ip5 December 20, 2012 3:08 pm

    Kevin last time was when you guys reinstituted the softball booster club (if you be that Kevin)

    and who is this birdie now appearing after a long absence

  125. koakane ip5 December 20, 2012 3:10 pm

  126. Kevin December 20, 2012 3:29 pm

    Well, I wanted to hear what the new AD has to say. We already went too long without hearing much from anyone, I want to hear what he had to say and maybe it was a mistake to relay that info along if people already made up their minds about what will or wont happen.

    There is NOTHING anyone can do about what has already happened and I don鈥檛 want to hear some idealistic garbage about if I don鈥檛 like it then why didn鈥檛 I apply for the job bullcrap.

    I have other things to spend my free time (very little) on and time is not on my side. It will January soon, then next thing you know it鈥檚 May.. showtime.

  127. lowtone123 December 20, 2012 3:31 pm

    Why is punt yardage measured from LOS and field goal yardage is measured from spot of kick?

  128. Randy F December 20, 2012 3:32 pm

    Are the SMU pratices held at UH or just at stadium and are practices open?

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  130. Kevin December 20, 2012 3:55 pm

    Well鈥 almost forgot its 12/21/2012 on the other side of the globe鈥

    So I guess I still have to go to work tomorrow. 馃檨

    Tired of these disappointments鈥

  131. gobows December 20, 2012 3:59 pm

    #127 maybe…for field goals it is the actual distance the ball travels in relation to the goal post: which is line of scrimmage to the back of the end zone plus 7. for punts it’s generally a change of possession and it’s probably just easier to record the kick from the line of scrimmage versus having an idiot guess incorrectly from where the ball was kicked. punters normally kick the ball about 12 yards behind the line of scrimmage, although they line up for the snap 15 yards back.

    why does college kick returns max out at 100 yards? mike edwards was not credited for about 50 return yards this year for every time he brought it out the end zone.

  132. gobows December 20, 2012 4:01 pm

    #130 yeah but it’s not 11:11 in the UK yet. you still got 8 hours and 35 minutes before the end of …

  133. jiminy cricket December 20, 2012 4:19 pm

    If the world ends tomorrow, that means Jesus will be back tomorrow. Not a bad situation.

    About time, a pake in the UH athletic office. He will cut unnecessary costs and run it lean and mean. Just like a good Pake.

  134. d1shima December 20, 2012 5:42 pm

    What is expected behavior of a bad pake?

  135. wafan December 20, 2012 5:58 pm

    Just cannot walk through that door.

  136. Warrior Dave December 20, 2012 6:30 pm

    My personal 2 cents,

    I hate rugby style punters as a full time option. Scott had much success early on the season.

    But by the 3rd game opposing teams have enough film that they know how to field the punt and rip long gains because the ball gets there too quickly.

  137. PolyMom December 20, 2012 6:35 pm

    WarriorNY…no worries. I live in LA. I got thick skin. College football is a business. Most folks just don’t understand…I get it. It’s been an exciting year of college football. Many highs and lows. But just a fantastic year in college football. Ave a wonderful Christmas.

  138. Abunai December 20, 2012 7:25 pm

    Al? Are we still recruiting another DT??

  139. kapakahi December 20, 2012 7:45 pm

    An OC sleeper….a hard-hitting one too….

    FB/DE/OLB Derek Baljeu (Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA.)….

  140. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:00 pm

    Holy Sh*t, I emailed the coaches about WR Elroy Masters and sent a video. Today he was offered. Don’t know if they been recruiting him for a while but I’m glad they did. Beast!!

  141. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:04 pm

  142. al December 20, 2012 8:08 pm

    considering who is returning…

    siasau matagiese

    moses samia

    calen friel

    mike andrade

    add newbies:

    kennedy tulimasealii

    david moala

    daniel ekuale

    plus holdover scout teamers. coaches are pretty satisfied with this group. although if a high grade transfer or high schooler comes a knocking.

  143. al December 20, 2012 8:11 pm

    well then jeezy…if elroy becomes a warrior he’ll just have to wear number 33.

  144. Chicken Grease December 20, 2012 8:11 pm

    Well. Think the thing — in no way “small” — we can most take from this 12/21/2012 quackery (oh, um yes, um, a Grease should mention at this juncture for “e.g.” purposes, yes, was just in contact w/a friend [tomodachi] in Nippon, where it’s late afternoon 12/21/2012 [yeah, sensible folk, a Grease wondered the same thing that YOU did — that is, “uh, when and where dee HECK is this ‘end-of-the-world’ for any reality-challenged supposed to start?]; now, her biggest worry — right this moment — seems to be getting a Christmas gift for someone who she didn’t expect would give HER a gift[!], so, yeah, well, no solar comets or spaceships or lava flows in the streets going on in Japan, apparently; [whistling] A Grease is sure she woulda’ mentioned something along those lines. Mmph.) is that, yes, score yet another for the Lord our God.

    Only HE knows when the end is. Epic fail, Aztecs. Sorry if we only end up knowing you folks for your feathery super hero-class costumes and, eecchhhh, near unmentionable sacrificial rituals.

    And you question why Colonialism was needed? For purposes of this board, you think U.S. football would be around without the greatness of Colonialism?

    Go Warriors. (well, obviously not Aztec warriors)

    Go to church.

  145. kapakahi December 20, 2012 8:12 pm

    Looks like Masters already has scholie offers from quite a few MWC teams (Air Force, Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, Wyoming) teams already.

  146. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:15 pm

    All beatable teams though. Our depth chart also a plus. Chow can do it!

  147. kapakahi December 20, 2012 8:19 pm

    #138 & #142,

    Malepeai supposed to move inside next season to DT too.

    Still too early to count on Moala yet…..since might need more time at JC.

    Coaches were in contact with Taleni earlier this month….so still a possibility.

  148. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:20 pm

    ST, I’m really curious if coaches knew about Masters. But after watching his video once, I would think it shouldn’t take this long to offer. Hoping me Email helped. I emailed about Garrett Marino too but looks like ASU jumped on that fast.

  149. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:20 pm

    If we get Dejon Allen then that will be a huge boost.

  150. gobows December 20, 2012 8:24 pm

    rolo and reno also offered elroy masters. so did san jose, air force, colorado st, nmsu, montana, no ariz, navy, and wyoming.

    44 catches, 1118 yards, 25.41 avg, 14 tds.

  151. al December 20, 2012 8:25 pm

    dejon says he’s waiting on the final transcripts to cross the ocean. his preference is at dline but will go wherever the coaches want him including oline.

  152. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:28 pm

    If we land St Juste and Masters, I’m partying….. Feels like forever since we’ve had big time play makers.

  153. kapakahi December 20, 2012 8:29 pm

    With Leaf leaving, Elisara returning from injury, and Watanabe moving to OL, Justin Vele is the lone returning FB (after converting from LB) next season.

    Would think that coaches would at least check out Baljeu…..who can play FB or hybrid DE/OLB.

  154. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:31 pm

    I wouldn’t count out Iosefa being used a lot at fullback with Gregory in the backfield.

    I would e-mail the coaches though. Sometimes you get lucky and get a response.

  155. gobows December 20, 2012 8:38 pm

    #152 masters doesn’t party, but he likes xbox and pizza, whatever works for him and his 4.0 gpa.

  156. gobows December 20, 2012 8:39 pm

    surprised no bcs schools are on masters

  157. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:42 pm

    156. I am too. But we all know how recruiting heats up in january. Always does. I still remember when Hawaii was Kyle Washington best offer until Colorado had scholarships available and there he went.

  158. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 8:56 pm

    Kapakahi, check this guy out. 6-6 TE still available. only found junior highlights but I could see him being a sleeper. Colin Jeter from Texas.

  159. Abunai December 20, 2012 8:57 pm

    Jeezy? Do we have a chance with masters? Did we even offer?

  160. jeezy33 December 20, 2012 9:01 pm

    Yes we offered. And I have no idea since he just got offered. But with no Pac 12 schools involved yet, I’d like to think we have a good shot. But last time Hawaii offered Ammon Barker, we saw how fast Utah and UCLA jumped on it. I expect better schools to get involved soon. Even though Nevada has done better than UH lately, I’d like to think recruits still desire to play for Hawaii instead of NEvada. Hawaii had every shot to land Fajardo and JEfferson but we didn’t offer. Nevada does a great job identifying sleepers who fit their system and we need to do same.

  161. Jason December 20, 2012 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the three claps. Back to lurking. 馃榾

  162. laulau head December 20, 2012 9:27 pm


    Mahalos for all the recruiting insights…good stuff!

  163. al December 20, 2012 9:35 pm

    fajardo…yah, heard he wanted to be a warrior.

  164. Derek December 20, 2012 9:45 pm

    The name Elroy conjures a former NFL receiver great. He used to be a former athletic director. Mr. Masters accelerates past DBs in a hurry. Great hands too.

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  166. 3-Prong December 20, 2012 10:14 pm

    In NOLA again on personal business. Almost 3:00 am on 12/21 and the world is still here. Dang, it, back to work Monday……..hehe

  167. Derek December 20, 2012 10:51 pm

    The last two big time playmakers we had probably were Chad Owens and Jeff Sydner. They were small guys, but quick and shifty. CB Damarious Randall from Pensacola, Fla. via Mesa College is a terrific returner with 4.4 speed. He recently de-committed from Arozona St. Not sure if the coaches looked at him.

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    Rolo wanted to offer Fajardo….but alas his nomination was dismissed…..almost like Miano’s nomination of Beau Yap was almost dismissed too.

  179. gobows December 21, 2012 6:25 am

    #158 jeter looks to be a project, he’s gotta pack on the pounds…he looks like joe avery…but could be a gem once he gets stronger

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  181. jeezy33 December 21, 2012 6:58 am

    179. I agree but most times smaller schools hit on a good TE it usually is a project that worked out.

    SdSU TE Escobar was rated 79th best TE out of high school. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on a guy with size and athleticism. At least he can block good already for not even being fully mature yet.

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