The Ikei way

Once again, Chad Ikei trained the breakout performer at UH’s pro day. Corey Paredes’ football skills were never in doubt; he has overcome a humble start (walk-on status) and numerous injuries to become one of the Warriors’ top tacklers. But his speed and jumping ability were a pleasant surprise at pro day.

What makes Ikei’s program successful β€” ’round-the-clock supervision of diet and workouts β€” would be difficult to replicate for a student-athlete needing to balance academic responsibilities. Paredes, in addition, is a husband and father. But for post-UH players, Ikei’s program has caught the attention of pro-football scouts.

As Paredes noted: “Ikei all the way.”


  1. mo808 March 6, 2012 4:46 am

    Good Morning!

  2. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2012 4:47 am

    Rain, rain, go away …

  3. mo808 March 6, 2012 4:47 am

    Way to go Cory!

  4. mo808 March 6, 2012 4:52 am

    Where is everyone?

  5. ai-eee-soos March 6, 2012 4:57 am


  6. gmahoney March 6, 2012 5:12 am

    Alright, Corey! Good luck!

  7. jenO March 6, 2012 5:19 am

    good job, Corey! keep it up!

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  9. mano1 March 6, 2012 5:33 am

    aloha & good morning. Another aqua day.

  10. kapakahi March 6, 2012 5:34 am

    Caught up with John Estes a week ago. He raved about Ikei.

    Vaughn also raved about Ikei yesterday….and how it really helped him and Andrew Faaumu….in addition to Corey.

  11. kapakahi March 6, 2012 5:40 am

    Since it’s now been 1 week, just curious why UH hasn’t yet announced the official signing of Konawaena DL Mike Andrade.

    I wonder what could holding that up. But then again….maybe it was contingent on Fanaika’s decision after all. Hmmm……

  12. Kukui High School March 6, 2012 6:09 am

    Congrats to all of the Warriors that participated in the Pro Day. Go Warriors! Go Nuts!

  13. Wes'side Warrior March 6, 2012 6:16 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Hope you guys dry out soon!

    Good to hear positive news regarding our Warriors Pro Day. Ikei all da way! We still struggle with recognition, but breakout performances at Pro Days and in the NFL has helped to push some of that stigma aside. Keep it going, boyz! Wishing all you guys all the best, no matter what direction your future takes you!

    Still going over our options of either moving back home or toughing it out one more year so our oldest son can get his best foot forward towards college. Time’s ticking, but we gotta do this right.

  14. bigislandkurt March 6, 2012 6:22 am

    Why can’t the Ikei experience be experienced when they are still warriors? Over the years, we have seen our boys take their fitness and agility to the next level with Chad. Only problem is, most have already completed their eligibility. Is nutrition (or a possible pro paycheck) that much of a factor? Would love to see our boys reach these peak shapes while they still got a few years left in the eligibility tank.


  15. Annoddah Dave March 6, 2012 6:24 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    I wonder if Mr. Ikei could work on me to change this old body for a newer model. I need round the clock supervision cause I snack like crazy and have no motivation to work out. I am also afflicted with that common disease…old age.

  16. bigislandkurt March 6, 2012 6:26 am

    …..and I’m not talking about “the Chad Ikei experience” per se. I’m mainly talking about our boys’ willingness, discipline and commitment to being being in optimal shape while they are still in school. Chad cost $$$, we know this. But I can’t see how his teachings cannot be replicated with the resources we already have for our football players.


  17. curveball March 6, 2012 6:28 am

    Thanks for the birthday wishes ..all is well in N. Cal

  18. Slugger March 6, 2012 6:28 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Ikea’s program has helped a lot of former Warriors. Good to see that he is home.

    Congrats to the showing our Warriors put on yesterday. What happened to Kani? Hope it’s not too long of a setback.

  19. BigHiloFan2 March 6, 2012 6:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Fanaika gets 1 auwe frum bruh Hilo, not 3. an no sobbin Al.

    maybe da divorcing acquaint said it bess … next. :mrgreen:

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 6, 2012 6:34 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Ikei’s reputation grows. The proof is in the pudding as they say. Gratz to him and our Pro Day Warriors.

  21. A-House March 6, 2012 6:37 am


    how U? good to see you posting again – no shame, become a regular again!

    and belated Happy Birfday.

  22. A-House March 6, 2012 6:41 am


    while I thank you for a future lunch and you paying, I would have preferred if I lost and had to pay your lunch – that’s the way things go and hope he has a good career.

    flip side, is that UH may end up with 2 players who wanted the glitz, but heart still says Hawaii No Ka Oi!!!

    sick all day yesterday – went to the blog only to see that it was still posted for 3/4/12 – come to work and find that 3/5/12 had a post – must have frozen top side, but then again, it’w always frigid top side for me.

  23. SAWARRIOR March 6, 2012 6:42 am

    Does anyone have Corey’s height and weight from the Pro-Day? I’m curious to see what his actual measurements were.

  24. BigHiloFan2 March 6, 2012 6:51 am

    23. wit da results

    Ikei gotta get bighead, maybe 12″x14″x9″

    😯 πŸ˜† :mrgreen:

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid March 6, 2012 6:54 am

    “’round-the-clock supervision of diet and workouts”

    Need me summa dat.

  26. A-joe March 6, 2012 6:57 am

    14. BIK

    I agree with a definite! Only makes logical sense.

    I’m sure the, “Ikei Experience” can be replicated at UH.

    ST- Does Chad serve “Meatballs” (da kine you like) during his diet regiment like the famed store that’s one letter off from his name?

  27. A-joe March 6, 2012 6:59 am

    How you, Curveball! Howz Slider? =)

  28. oldtimer808 March 6, 2012 7:00 am has Andrade as sent a LOI and signed but UH must be going over his transcripts before the final announcement. I hope my assumption is correct. He sounds like a good addition.

  29. jm2375 March 6, 2012 7:05 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope everyone stays safe and dry today. Rumbling started up again here on da Eas’side. It’s pouring.

    Hopefully rain lets up in time for the softball game tonight.

  30. el burro sabio March 6, 2012 7:09 am


    Going to classes and studying and all those things seems to really get in the way of players trying to train full-time. You do remember school, don’t you? πŸ™‚

  31. whitey March 6, 2012 7:13 am

    A sunshiny morning to the Tsaikos.

  32. kapakahi March 6, 2012 7:18 am


    According to ST, Corey measured in at 5’10-3/8″ and weighed in at 230 lbs.

  33. Couch potato March 6, 2012 7:28 am

    mixed reviews of the pro day.

    looks like the Wahine SB team moved up to #19.

  34. papajoe2 March 6, 2012 7:30 am

    I hope they pick up Corey as a linebacker. Seems like he got fixed in the speed department. His instincs and tackling was super. Too bad the injured knee hampered his play last season. If they pick him up as a fullback, I hope he learns how to hang on to the ball. I saw Allen, Owens, and others get released because of the fumble. I know he can do it. Go Corey. Go Warriors.

  35. Shoko March 6, 2012 7:58 am

    Morning folks!

    Doesn’t UH have a sports nutritonist? The right diet will inevitably maintain muscle mass and cut your fat content down changing your body mass index (fat to muscle ratio) and therefore increase your speed and improve your agility.

    Well, thats what I read in issue of Mens Journal. But with the prevelance of plate lunches in Hawaii, its probably hard to maintain a strict diet….heh.

  36. Shoko March 6, 2012 8:02 am

    Dang, just read that Zane Johnson not going play in the WAC Tournament.

  37. Couch potato March 6, 2012 8:04 am

    when it rains it pours.

  38. d1shima March 6, 2012 8:09 am

    Great Morning All!

    The Ikei Way? Did the Blog Host get side-tracked to IKEA looking for a scoop?

  39. d1shima March 6, 2012 8:11 am


    March 5th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    kapakahi…i was sworn to secrecy, for real kind. he plays defense and was an all stater. he’s a local boy.


    Will Warrior fans be really “Happy” if this happens?

  40. Joe Shmo March 6, 2012 8:16 am

    BIK and others,

    Nutritionits cost $$$ and UH has ZERO $$$$$!!!!! I heard that the team only gets training table during the season and it is not “good for you” food, just whatever is the cheapest! If you want to be the best you need to spend the $$$…see below

  41. Ipu Man March 6, 2012 8:16 am

    GBU Zane. Get well…quick. Actually, hope this will open the door

    for Ostrowski to shoot 3 pointers. Even all the other guys, especially

    our center, who is wide open when he goes out to set up a block.

  42. Couch potato March 6, 2012 8:24 am

    happy? the player is from Maui?

  43. al March 6, 2012 8:29 am

    ahouse, mattyboy, and others…

    i may have made an assumption as early as yesterday afternoon regarding the san mateo kid. but, you did notice that i have not made a concesion speech.

    while some social media places are hinting that he will go the sec route, my understanding is that a signed letter of intent is not yet in the hands of the sec school.

    therefore, the door is not yet been closed.

  44. cheepono March 6, 2012 8:44 am

    off-topic alert:

    how does a local story like this make national headlines before any news outlet in hawaii?! and seriously…. wtf is wrong with tsa?!?!

    In the case of the Hawaiian high school vice-principal, a TSA agent stopped her during screening last week because of her breast pump. Unconvinced it was not a weapon, he banished Strand (and her nine-month-old daughter Eva) to the women’s room to pump a bottle of milk. The agent would not let her through the checkpoint with empty bottles.

  45. SteveM March 6, 2012 8:55 am

    Good morning everyone!

  46. dizi izle March 6, 2012 9:09 am

    Wonderful article, thanks for sharing!

  47. Dan-O March 6, 2012 9:12 am

    This being reported on ESPN/LA….Simione Vehikite (FB/LB from Kapolei) no longer with the USC football team. He is attending classes this semester at USC.

  48. al March 6, 2012 9:15 am

    d1…er, “happy”?

  49. Couch potato March 6, 2012 9:19 am

    monday deadline, monday past, next.

  50. papajoe2 March 6, 2012 9:21 am

    Just read about the 81 year old Powerball winner on the SA. She took a $210 million lump sum payment and Rhode Island got $14.7 million on taxes from her winnings alone. That’s why I’m in favor of a state run lottery used for only education. Of course, they way this state runs things, how much money will be pinched by dishonest people working for the lottery?

  51. BigWave96744 March 6, 2012 9:23 am

    ILH school: Iolani

    PAC12: UCLA

    Position: Dline

    Recruited by NC out of HS, parents life long UH fans

    Ahhhhhh, would be nice… Just saying πŸ™‚

  52. SAWARRIOR March 6, 2012 9:25 am

    #32 thank you.

  53. papajoe2 March 6, 2012 9:26 am

    Coach Hernandez does a great job of selling his kids to get scholarships to play college football. Bottom line is its up to the kids to take advantage of it and get an education. Can anybody name some of the better college players that came from Kapolei?

  54. Kevin March 6, 2012 9:34 am


    Concern is the outfield, which is partially underwater and the forecast in general doesn’t provide a good outlook.

    No word on any potential make up game, if any at all.

    #19 Rainbow Wahine scheduled to play Radford on Thursday.

  55. cheepono March 6, 2012 9:34 am

    could be mistaken but wasn’t seali’i rippin on UH when he committed to ucla?

  56. BigWave96744 March 6, 2012 9:36 am

    ILH school: Kamehameha

    PAC12: Oregon

    Position: Dline

    Ahhhhhh would be nice… Just Saying

  57. LizKauai March 6, 2012 9:37 am

    Good Job.



  58. BigWave96744 March 6, 2012 9:38 am

    ILH School: St Louis/WOLA

    PAC12: Colorado

    Position: Dline

    Would be nice.. Just saying πŸ™‚

  59. cheepono March 6, 2012 9:41 am

    would love to have keliikipi and parker back!

  60. BigWave96744 March 6, 2012 9:43 am

    ILH school: Punahou

    PAC12: Colorado

    Position. Linebacker

    Would be nice.. Just saying πŸ™‚

  61. cheepono March 6, 2012 9:46 am

    i thought they moved tuumalo to safety?

  62. BigWave96744 March 6, 2012 9:48 am

    ILH school: St Louis

    PAC12: Oregon St

    Position: Dline

    cousin is a current Warrior DT

    Would be nice… Just saying..

  63. Kevin March 6, 2012 9:50 am


    There will be no make-up game.

  64. cheepono March 6, 2012 9:52 am

    i don’t even remember ali’i robins… but if he did transfer he’d have 3/3 after his sit out year.

  65. cheepono March 6, 2012 9:57 am

    oops… koa ka’ai not keliikipi. would love to have either of them back though.

  66. Couch potato March 6, 2012 9:59 am

    papajoe2, Kaheaku-Enhada from Kapolei started at qb for navy.

  67. jkjones March 6, 2012 10:11 am

    wahine should move up in the rankings, but not too much. Maybe #19. 3 slots.

    Previous unbeatens, FSU and Auburn stumbled over the weekend with three losses each and Texas A&M lost a game. Other than those teams, the top 20 performed well, including Louisville and La Laf who are also undefeated and ranked betw 12-19.

    Four wins against DePaul and the lady seminoles should help the wahine rpi.

    Provided the rain subsides, the wahine schedule favors extending their winning streak.

    At least, until Texas, Texas A&M and California roll into town the following week.

  68. Bigislandkurt March 6, 2012 10:19 am

    El Burro, Joe Shmo…

    It’s not about training more as referenced by EB and the “remember college” statement. It’s more about what Shmo referenced regarding nutrition. I know folks who do not have the luxury of a college scholarship and work a full time job, raise kids, etc — who have gotten themselves into peak shape. Go in to any of the MMA gym across the state and you will see bradduhs and sistas getting in to OPTIMAL shape. how? Like Shmo said….NUTRITION…and a good dosage of hard work. I know our boys are working out. They have to, it is part of what it takes to be a D1 football player. Many are work out beasts! The part we seldom acknowledge however, is the nutrition part. You can work out like a beast, but if your diet is supplemented by eating is katsu with gravy and fruit punch (and pumpkin crunch), those advances will not reach optimal levels. Richard Torress was an example of a player who was in optimal shape. But just how many Richard Torreses did we have on our Roster? Whether it is an institutional offering thing or just the willingness of each player to eat better, nutrition is the key ingredient to seeing our boys excel. Problem is, they are not in a bubble. Oahu is a foodie’s paradise…as witnessed by many a good Tsaiko. This might be the curse that dooms us all. hee hee. For football players, it could be taco bell!


  69. Bigislandkurt March 6, 2012 10:22 am

    haaa! Nebraska got their own executive chef on staff. Wow.


  70. Couch potato March 6, 2012 10:22 am

    jkjones, rankings came out already.

  71. jkjones March 6, 2012 10:28 am

    JMO, but I feel REBOUNDERS provide Hawai’i’s program with more than quality talent and all the dressings that are attached. It sends a message of sorts and if Chow & Co can replay the storyline to future local recruits, it may become the tie-breaker that tilts a local prospect towards Manoa. In the end, it’s all about pitch n sell, one-on-one salesmanship.

    Rebounders help to push a cogent point across to local boys who maybe swept up in all the attention and courting– there is no place like playing at home.

  72. jkjones March 6, 2012 10:35 am

    couch, mahalo.

    just got it. wahine are ranked #19 by USA. Still waiting on the other poll.

    Just as I thought–ranking are based on conference rpi….so, what else is new.

    Wahine will have a golden opportunity to shatter the glass ceiling when Texas, A&M and CALIF visit. Texas has pitching and outstanding hitting. CALIF has awesome pitching and A&M has 7 losses.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid March 6, 2012 10:35 am

    #64 –

    Apparently two thrashings by the same team are enough for the ‘Nolettes. πŸ˜† j/k…

  74. Couch potato March 6, 2012 10:54 am

    both the espn usa and coaches poll have the Wahine @ #19.

  75. braddahkeems March 6, 2012 11:01 am

    Cornelius Flame

    whats the word?

    19 hours ago Β·

    Fehoko Fanaika likes this.

    Fehoko Fanaika ima try the s.e.c. bruh

    15 hours ago Β· 1

    Cornelius Flame Lsu huh

    4 hours ago

    Fehoko Fanaika Idk yet bruh still feelin hawaii

    2 hours ago

    Cornelius Flame Stop playin bra! U know u not tryna play me and at LSU u leave wit a degree in one hand and national ship on the other

    On Facebook….

  76. BigHiloFan2 March 6, 2012 11:11 am

    Coach Chow I am with you all the way.

    Your word is your bond. A good bond.

    Whether its a rebounder, a natinoal recruit, or just

    your average 2 time State heavyweight wrestler, whatever,

    just do your thing Coach

    go Warriors.

  77. polywarrior4life March 6, 2012 11:15 am

    Good Morning!

    CP, AB, and the rest of the warriors are beasts. Good luck to all. Hard luck on Kaneala, keep chasing your dreams an never give up.

  78. papajoe2 March 6, 2012 11:16 am

    couchp, ahhh, Navy qb. Thanks. Any others come to mind? They seem to have a lot of D1 signees but when I thought about it, I couldn’t think of anybody. Like I said earlier, coach is selling them, they must get their degree.

  79. polywarrior4life March 6, 2012 11:16 am

    BTW, Chad Ike is a beast too! Good job! Way to represent the 808!

  80. A-House March 6, 2012 11:22 am

    al: #43

    I am not surprised by your “gumbariness” for San Mateo boy, but perhaps your “little birdie” will work wonders and bring him to Manoa.

    However, does this mean that one “bounce back” will not receive a scholarship?

  81. papajoe2 March 6, 2012 11:27 am

    jmho, Fehoko had plenty of time to decide. Unless Coach Chow has room to wait I say in my Italian voice “Forget about it.”

  82. Couch potato March 6, 2012 11:29 am

    papajoe2, you are right, had plenty players from Kapolei getting schollies. need to get that degree. how? no fool around, go class, study. it’s a mindset.

  83. A-House March 6, 2012 11:33 am


    are you intentionally “egging” al on with your past post of “would be nice – just saying”?

    the “winds of change” is like a hurricane–always blowing somewhere.

  84. madeinhawaii March 6, 2012 11:38 am

    Who is this Corenlius Flame? Hope he isn’t a booster for LSU.

  85. dizi izle March 6, 2012 11:39 am

    I was wonderful article. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking for may more such articles.

  86. al March 6, 2012 11:40 am

    Ahouse…my lips are sealed.

  87. d1shima March 6, 2012 12:04 pm


    If your “lips are sealed” let me know if you need “help” at your lunch with A-house and MattyBoy! πŸ˜‰

  88. kaleo March 6, 2012 12:05 pm

    Chad Ikei is the man!

  89. kaleo March 6, 2012 12:06 pm

    opps- hit Κ»enterΚ» too soon- meant to say- that when he was a little of 110 lbs. in high school benching 3 plates- people on the east side knew he was something special– way to go bro

  90. al March 6, 2012 12:13 pm

    ahouse…please explain the term “gumbariness” to us young-ens.

  91. MattyBoy March 6, 2012 12:15 pm

    Gumbariness….what an interesting word!

  92. Couch potato March 6, 2012 12:17 pm

    was that a misprint in the SA? hard to believe that Satele only did 13 reps in the bench. could be he was injured.

  93. Couch potato March 6, 2012 12:27 pm

    maybe he means “gambari”.

  94. d1shima March 6, 2012 12:29 pm

    Nutritionally challenged is not just a Hawaii thing.

    Get Spam here but get Biscuits ‘n Gravy on the mainland. :mrgreen:

  95. Da Punchbowl Kid March 6, 2012 12:32 pm

    If Fehoko is still feeling Hawaii, still get chance.

    If Fehoko is still feeling Hawaii, he should see how we feel about him.

    If he becomes a Warrior, wait til he sees how the whole state’s gonna feel about him.

    Wait til he sees how the whole Aloha Stadium crowd reacts to his first pancake there next year, or better yet the first replay of him lifting a defender off their feet on the big screen.

    At LSU or the SEC, no disrespect intended, he’ll be just another face in the crowd.

    In Hawaii, he’ll have a chance to shine while helping to build something special, something unique. He can leave a legacy with his name on it, a legacy that can be a source of pride for our state and all Polys.

    Come home, Fehoko. Your fellow Warriors and your new family are waiting.

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid March 6, 2012 12:44 pm


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  99. d1shima March 6, 2012 12:46 pm


  100. SteveM March 6, 2012 1:00 pm

    wun ohh one…

  101. HawaiiMongoose March 6, 2012 1:06 pm

    It’s decision time Fehoko. Polynesia’s team or Louisiana’s team? It’s that simple. Make a choice. Time to move forward.

  102. A-House March 6, 2012 1:07 pm


    U know – gaman – stoic endurance – never say die!

  103. A-House March 6, 2012 1:07 pm


    maybe al will allow you to eat from him if his lips continue to be sealed!

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  105. A-House March 6, 2012 1:13 pm

    perhaps a certain San Mateo person should believe in his heart/intuition wherever it may take him

    ha, me saying dat – I should talk and believe in dat when in any casino – especially at the carp table u know, intuition says shooter will roll an 11, not place a bet on the 11, and 11 is rolled – or, intuition says a 12 and shooter rolls a 12, but stupid me no place bet – yet, someday I will toss a green chip on that feeling and reel in the $$$!

    not that rich to do that yet.

  106. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2012 1:35 pm

    The thing about rebounders is they have to sit out a year. So it’s a matter of weighing their value in two years as opposed to a ready-made player.

  107. cheepono March 6, 2012 1:39 pm

    ^ only if they don’t graduate and enroll in a program not offered at their previous institution.

  108. Couch potato March 6, 2012 1:43 pm

    is there a difference between rebounders and bounceback players?

  109. d1shima March 6, 2012 2:07 pm

    Rebounders don’t play MBB for Hawaii

  110. kruzen March 6, 2012 2:15 pm

    d1shima, little bit mean that was. πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜‰

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  112. Couch potato March 6, 2012 2:32 pm

    good one!

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  114. Couch potato March 6, 2012 2:47 pm

    alrighty then, maybe one Warrior gets drafted this year.

  115. Couch potato March 6, 2012 2:48 pm

    someone in the athletic department check the fax machine.

  116. kev-1 March 6, 2012 2:50 pm

    next mens bball game will at least give us a look at what we should expect to see next year, with the exception of Miah of course.

  117. kev-1 March 6, 2012 2:51 pm

    happy for Paredes, but he is kind of injury prone. Maybe scouts will consider just how darn good he played while injured. That should say something right?

  118. Couch potato March 6, 2012 2:53 pm

    Gib has to not recruit non-qualifiers.

  119. Mariah March 6, 2012 2:55 pm

    I enjoyed your post, it reminds me, I was totally speaking with my sister on this just last week. Turns out she’d been hoping to hire a painting contractor and was trying to find the time it takes to research, contact and screen painters (I can so relate) that is until she discovered this useful website. Just felt I’d contribute it here just in case anyone else has no time for that work either!

  120. Couch potato March 6, 2012 2:57 pm

    Mariah, should have just looked on angie’s list or better yet, google.

    how’s the twins? Nick?

  121. oldtimer808 March 6, 2012 3:07 pm

    Couch potato….#120 and 114 are bloggers that are trying to get you to their site for affiliate sales.

  122. Couch potato March 6, 2012 3:09 pm

    oldtimer808, i was just having fun with myself. 😯

  123. d1shima March 6, 2012 3:09 pm

    SoftBows xcld tonight.

    Will the BaseBows be able to play the Chippewatahs tomorrow? Stay tuned.

  124. jkjones March 6, 2012 3:10 pm

    most of our JUCOs redshirt, ditto with incoming frosh….. at least in the past.

    One type of rebounder need not redshirt and that applies to a post grad athlete.

    the point remains, the value that a rebounder brings is the storyline used to convince one or two local high school frosh to stay home per year or perhaps another or two to bounceback.

  125. kapakahi March 6, 2012 3:20 pm

    #56. cheepono,

    Epenesa didn’t rip UH. Just told the facts….

  126. kapakahi March 6, 2012 3:21 pm

    BTW, let’s not forget that Tommy Heffernan is an awesome strength coach too!

  127. al March 6, 2012 3:35 pm

    mbb…i am beginning to wonder if that asian trip made for such a long season?

    maybe after awhile they could be getting tired of each other.

  128. al March 6, 2012 3:38 pm

    i am beginning to think that i’m gonna be enjoying my lunch(es) soon.

  129. Ipu Man March 6, 2012 3:41 pm


    Just Walking In The Rain…

  130. Ipu Man March 6, 2012 3:48 pm


    Didn’t It Rain…

  131. al March 6, 2012 3:49 pm


  132. al March 6, 2012 3:49 pm

    and this

  133. al March 6, 2012 3:51 pm

    can’t leave this one out…

  134. al March 6, 2012 3:52 pm

    kapakahi…you’re right. and yet, somebody’s head coach kept telling the peeps that he talked to every top prospect in hawaii.

  135. Ipu Man March 6, 2012 3:53 pm


    It’s Raining In Nagasaki (and Here)

  136. MattyBoy March 6, 2012 4:04 pm


    Lol I still believe he’s SEC bound. Hope we could get him though..that would be nice.. Until then though, I’m just gettin ready to have a nice lunch!!!

  137. cheepono March 6, 2012 4:06 pm

    kapakahi… 1:24 mark

  138. cheepono March 6, 2012 4:08 pm

    but i’d still welcome him back home. lol.

  139. wafan March 6, 2012 4:12 pm

    Even dogs do not poop in their home.

  140. wafan March 6, 2012 4:13 pm

    FSU happy with the cancelled game?

  141. oldtimer808 March 6, 2012 4:14 pm

    Darn Crutch…I mean couch potato must be one of those rainy boring days but any day in Hawaii nei is a good day…rather be here than on the mainland….I don’t like tornadoes….those low black clouds with hail and the funnel peeking out from the clouds

  142. wafan March 6, 2012 4:21 pm

    al at 129 . . .

    Birdies must be chirping a different tune.

    I thought the offer expired yesterday.

  143. Kevin March 6, 2012 4:33 pm


    They’re leaving tomorrow. FSU didn’t exactly have a stellar visit.

    We really wanted to be the ones to hand them their first loss, but Radford did a good job. FSU’s aces gave us a good look at more things to come so it was a character-building two games against them.

    It was a great feeling on Saturday night for sure to get that win under us and even better was for Stephanie Ricketts to rightfully earn her spot in the UH record books. When she moves on, some Hawaii fans will then truly find out how much she was under-appreciated and how her talents and field presence were taken for granted at times. She was TREMENDOUSLY under-appreciated in 2010.

    Mililani was represented in full force over the weekend with former Mililani HS teammates FSU centerfielder Courtney Senas and Rainbow Wahine 1st baseman Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu taking each other on and designated player Leisha Li’ili’i also caught up with Senas as well as they are obviously familiar with each other.

    Associate head coach Deirdre Wisneski said that FSU resembled the likes of an NMSU in their hitting, so we still have yet to get challenged with opposing speed and pressure on the bases.

    #25 DePaul did that quite a bit but, obviously to no avail.

  144. Steve March 6, 2012 5:09 pm

    Kevin, this year, more then any other year, Stephanie Ricketts has elevated herself to Elite Pitcher Status. What has got her there this year, is her composure in the circle. What I mean by that, in other years she would get upset by a bad call or play. This year, she just smiles and continues to pitch, not letting anything bother her. Mark of an elite pitcher.

  145. slenzi March 6, 2012 5:21 pm

    Its like a really bad Steven Segal movie: “Hoko, Hoko, you in there Hoko. You know you can’t hide from me Hoko.” Have we even confirmed that he is a qualifier?

  146. Kevin March 6, 2012 5:30 pm

    A really bad Steven Segal movie?

    You’re insinuating there was a good one.

  147. jkjones March 6, 2012 5:53 pm

    Fehoko Funaika is the most interesting recruit ever pursued by Hawai’i.

    Im not talking about his massive 6-6, 340 lb frame or his prowess and athletic ability to literally obliterate anyone unfortunate to be in his path.


    Im referring to the Huck Finn of college football, that has traveled farther on his visits

    than Tom Sawyer did in a lifetime traversing the Mississippi. And this riverboat chancer with the boyish smile is having fun. His photo with Charlie Weis in Kansas was classic. He wore the same face of satisfaction that Michael Oher gleamed next to Leigh Anne Tuohy.

    The San Mateo kid looked like a freshly fed fox in a pepper patch.

    Hoku is having fun on his meandering, serendipitous adventure that has seen him traverse five time zones to points farthest east, west and south in the USA. At every venue he has walked the red carpet reserved for dignatories. All the while breaking out an approving smile and poker face. He makes everyone glisten when he arrives….and when he departs.

    Each host with a sense of smell for the hunt, but none with the satisfaction of seeing the quail go down.

    I hope we get this guy.

    If anything because he has played the collegiate world to the step of his tune.

    Not the other way around.

    Hoku, you are a dude! A real maverick on the road.

  148. HiloBilly March 6, 2012 5:59 pm

    Hilo’s been absolutely gorgeous lately, lots of sunshine, great for the garden…wish we could have some of that HNL rain, shucks!

  149. madeinhawaii March 6, 2012 6:05 pm

    Doesn’t LSU get innundated with tornados each year?

  150. graham March 6, 2012 6:12 pm

    I am happy for corey for a great workout, however he is a UFA not draft pick-may have a chance as a special teamer. He just doesnt have the size

  151. Steve March 6, 2012 6:13 pm

    MIH, not only tornadoes, but huricanes also, one nearly wiped out New Orleans, remember.

  152. whitey March 6, 2012 6:17 pm

    didn’t know that a player like ff takes his recruiting coordinator from san mateo when he visited LSU. not insinuating anything, but is LSU recruiting FF or is the recruiting coordinator part of the deal. i neva knew that a school can bring in a recruit and a coach.

  153. BigHiloFan2 March 6, 2012 6:17 pm


    if you wait until april to decide, my feeling is odda peeps gonna decide fo you. i hope not.

    you belong in Hawaii. coach like make a runnin team, wit Tight Ends and all. dat be your deal. plus coach goin build to da pass. dat be you too.

    remember, a great player needs a great coach. Shaq needed Phil. Michael needed Phil.

    you need a great coach. we got a Great coach.

  154. HiloBilly March 6, 2012 6:18 pm

    Bruce & I gotta work on Wags, push (impress upon) him to show our guys how to present themselves more properly (videos, combines, camps, etc), even though most don’t have a whole lot of $ to do a lot of traveling. Just so you all know, Bruce continue to bust his butt to bring combines/camps to the Big Island at KSH or Kea’au so coaches can see what we have & the kids get used to what they need to do to step up to the next level.

    Hey, now you folks even have hail falling on Oahu (6PM news)!

    Akoakoa loves rain, don’t know about the hail…..

    BHF2, where are you?

  155. BigHiloFan2 March 6, 2012 6:18 pm

    plus, we get choke Latu ohana here in Kona. and Fehokos in Honoruru. but mostly, get us Hawaiians. guns. πŸ˜€

  156. whitey March 6, 2012 6:19 pm

    Tim Tulloch, the recruiting coordinator at San Mateo, came to LSU with Fanaika and said the next step in the process is choosing a destination.

    from ESPN blog.

  157. Steve March 6, 2012 6:22 pm

    Whitey, please do not use FF to designate Fehoko, people might mistake you talking about Falyn Fonoimoana.

  158. mauian March 6, 2012 6:27 pm

    Yes! 6’4 Soph OLB from Baldwin High Jordan Hoiem has been offered by Norm Chow.

  159. whitey March 6, 2012 6:39 pm

    Steve, no argument, but I thought we talking football. My mistake if we talking about vb.

  160. A-joe March 6, 2012 6:47 pm


    I knew what you meant.

  161. Steve March 6, 2012 6:50 pm

    Whitey, I know you are talking football, but some people might just see the FF without realizing you are talking football, and start rumors about Falyn may be going to LSU. Just saying.

  162. whitey March 6, 2012 6:55 pm

    Like I said, no argument, no need explain, if miss, that’s ok, but hard to start rumor when coach is from San Mateo Jr College, not USC.

  163. whitey March 6, 2012 6:57 pm

    A-joe, and neva mind laughing. I heard that!!!!!

  164. d1shima March 6, 2012 7:13 pm


    How come you talking about French Fries?

  165. d1shima March 6, 2012 7:14 pm


  166. whitey March 6, 2012 7:16 pm

    d1, cause wen bhf2 and hilobilly was talking about hilo, first thought came FF cured and sliced pork. I better pay attention what is being posted. So solly!!!

  167. whitey March 6, 2012 7:18 pm

    d1, plus not sharp cookie, so it goes as the cookie crumbles.

  168. frank furter March 6, 2012 7:23 pm

    what da ff is going on? why you talking about me?

  169. d1shima March 6, 2012 7:38 pm

    QB drills like this will probably be coming to a Spring near you!

  170. whitey March 6, 2012 7:39 pm

    frank, cause you make one mean cured and sliced pork, but honestly, your dog is not up to standards.

  171. al March 6, 2012 7:40 pm

    whitey…no worry i got you man.

    i knew that your ff was in reference to filipino f-something…right?

  172. al March 6, 2012 7:42 pm

    actually i’ll bet that two thirds or more of the people lurking, posting, trolling, and/or spamming did not know that ff could have referred to falyn fonoimoana.

  173. al March 6, 2012 7:43 pm

    i’ll bet a lot of folks will be checking out taylor graham toss the rock this spring even though he is a year away from getting on to the field.

  174. whitey March 6, 2012 7:45 pm

    d1, i wanna be the guy who “sokes” the bean bags.

  175. frank furter March 6, 2012 7:46 pm

    al, you mean tg…right?

  176. SteveM March 6, 2012 7:49 pm

    OK, count me in the 2/3… I thought ff was Fearless Frank. 😐

  177. whitey March 6, 2012 7:49 pm

    al, nah, as alright. ff is just around the corner. now, let them figure that one out, but like i said walang problema. al, porgot, salamat po.

  178. whitey March 6, 2012 7:51 pm

    frank, you mean “toe gam”???

  179. whitey March 6, 2012 7:55 pm

    SteveM, lucky you no was on the interisland cruise. was high surf at entrance of kahului harbor, but they made it out.

  180. whitey March 6, 2012 7:58 pm

    wonda if we going get zapped. frank, gotto admit, you got a good one there.

  181. Steve March 6, 2012 7:58 pm

    Hey people, did you know al is actually Andrew Luck. Why do you think he has all these secrets.

  182. whitey March 6, 2012 7:59 pm

    now that i have confused myself, goin brake.

  183. whitey March 6, 2012 8:00 pm

    who is andrew luck??? Lucky Luck’s brother????

  184. Steve March 6, 2012 8:03 pm

    Whitey, no, Andrew Luck is Pot Luck’s brother, thought you knew that.

  185. SteveM March 6, 2012 8:07 pm

    whitey–I would have liked to see the departure from the harbor. 900+ feet of ship going out an opening with only 40 feet on each side? What’s the theory? Aim for the opening and go out fast–the sheer mass and momentum to overcome the breakers? I’m curious. Can’t get slammed going out slow–people might spill their drinks. πŸ™‚

  186. al March 6, 2012 8:08 pm

    i only know lucky luck and pot luck.

  187. al March 6, 2012 8:14 pm

    speaking of foods, frank’s or otherwise, sausages and the like…kukui sausage recently came out with a new one.

    pastele sausage…ono da bugga.

    say no more.

  188. el burro sabio March 6, 2012 8:16 pm

    Frank’s Foods get the best Portuguese Sausage

  189. kapakahi March 6, 2012 8:26 pm

    Happened to talk story with a couple players tonight at a UH scholarship dinner. They said that the new coaching staff is definitely stricter….and really working them hard.

    BTW, they mentioned that Spring practice starts in 2 weeks….I think they said the 20th….at 3:00 PM in the afternoon.

  190. whitey March 6, 2012 8:36 pm

    kapakahi, great day to start. first day of spring is 21st, so right in the swing of things. food to hear that they getting back to discipline football.

  191. whitey March 6, 2012 8:37 pm

    see all the talk about food, supposed to be good.

  192. SteveM March 6, 2012 8:46 pm

    whitey — last I heard, the practice/scrimmage on Maui will be on April 21. Have you heard anything different? In any event, some Tsai-kos are heading your way.

  193. whitey March 6, 2012 9:06 pm

    SteveM, this year, going get choke with fans when they come to Maui. People of Maui are very appreciative of UH since they last came here, then basketball, then volleyball, again basketball, softball, and now women vb. Also for thos e Tsaikos planning to come to Maui for the practice, Hawaiian Air just released a ticket fare of $69 each way to any island. This is to celebrate the new hubbing of HA interisland and later directs to LAX. Already got SEA, LAS, and SAN. Tickets must be purchased by March 12th, I think.

  194. whitey March 6, 2012 9:07 pm

    Tonight, get plenty rain, but lucky not too much wind and no lightning.

  195. whitey March 6, 2012 9:09 pm

    days going by fast and wafan said time change to daylight saving this Sunday. Already???

  196. whitey March 6, 2012 9:10 pm

    ok, another brake.

  197. SteveM March 6, 2012 9:49 pm

    2200 news shows Maui to get hit hard by the showers…and hitting your home area first. whitey — better hunker down in some shelter with drink and fuud for the night in Kahului. I think you know where they are. πŸ™‚

  198. whitey March 6, 2012 10:03 pm

    SteveM, I stay there already. hahahahhahahaa

  199. kev-1 March 6, 2012 10:06 pm

    I think braddahs on this blog always hunkering down with drinks! πŸ™‚

  200. kev-1 March 6, 2012 10:07 pm

    and sistahs too maybe

  201. SteveM March 6, 2012 10:19 pm

    kev-1 — an extremely high percentage diet colas. πŸ˜†

  202. whitey March 6, 2012 10:24 pm

    boy scouts, be prepared.

  203. kev-1 March 6, 2012 10:39 pm

    Diet colas not going keep you warm in the middle of the night during a storm. Better use it as a mixer. πŸ˜‰

  204. homey β„ž March 6, 2012 10:48 pm

    Diet colas don’t work.

  205. madeinhawaii March 6, 2012 10:49 pm

    Tornado Statistics

    Since 2001, there has been an average of 1,200 tornadoes per year in the United States. While the majority are concentrated in “Tornado Alley,” tornadoes can occur in all states, any day of the year, and at any time of day. On average, tornadoes are responsible for 60 deaths per year and millions of dollars in damage.

    Louisana is at the gateway of “Tornado Alley”…

    This year there have been 128 in Jan and Feb.

    Fanaika would have many more to look forward to at LSU.

  206. homey β„ž March 6, 2012 11:01 pm

    Swing for the fences.

    Goodnight world.

  207. Warrior Mojo March 7, 2012 2:44 am

    Deep in the heart of Texas.

  208. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 2:53 am

    wea is ff?

  209. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 2:54 am

    oh… shuuda asked WM.

    coujld be. could be.

  210. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 3:15 am

    1 great example is more powerful then 10 great advice.

    Go Coach Chow!

  211. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 4:19 am

    I wonder how Coach Chow keeping close watch on the recruits. He’s here, they’re there. I know the players now on the team feeling the new coaches are stricter than the past, more discipline on the players.

    Ronald Fields,

    even if you come by yourself, das ok, show up! Represent CSM. Thats what John Madden did. You get good chance fo go next level up. First things first. The mind. push yourself.

    looking forward to seeing you play fo us. playin fo Hawaii.

    these are exciting times.

    Go Warriors.

  212. d1shima March 7, 2012 6:14 am

    Great Morning All!

    Whew! No mo rain…

  213. Slugger March 7, 2012 6:21 am

    Morning, gang!

  214. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 6:32 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    no rain an no mo breezy Hilo. πŸ˜€

    i wunder how LizK doing up there. Hanalei River looked supa fullish on TV.

  215. koakane ip4 March 7, 2012 6:43 am


    Pomai check email

  216. kapakahi March 7, 2012 6:46 am

    Also heard that Spring Game is at Clarence TC Ching Field @ UH on April 28 (Sat) daytime.

  217. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 6:46 am


    good morning. you checking out the lower campus? seen anything exciting? thanks

  218. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 6:48 am

    okay. da mind is set. honolulu 4/28.

  219. BigHiloFan2 March 7, 2012 6:53 am


    have a great day Tsaikos.

    hi ho hi ho. ………..

  220. Da Punchbowl Kid March 7, 2012 7:06 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚

    Spring Scrimmage 4/28. Can’t wait.

  221. tom mui March 7, 2012 7:31 am

    GOOD MORNING (and dry) HAWAII!

    Honor Kevin – bumper sticker available (free) at

    And Kevin and Pomai – again thank you for the great job with Na Wahine softball!

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