The old college try

In past years, wiseacre opposing recruiters would tell this joke:

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


UH who?

Yesterday, head coach Norm Chow recruited in California while his assistants visited Kahuku High, Punahou School and Kamehameha Schools. Assistant coach Lewis Powell will visit Saint Louis School this morning, then travel to California to recruit tonight. Assistant coach Phil Rauscher is recruiting on the Big Island today.

Maybe the Warriors will be successful, maybe not. But they’re giving it the old college try.

* * * * *

The volleyball Warriors open their season tonight against UC San Diego in the Stan Sheriff Center. Because of intros and Hawaiian time, the first serve should be delivered around 7:15 p.m. Or so.

Here’s left-side hitter Steven Hunt:


. . . And setter Sam Biscaro:


. . . And libero Nick Castello:


. . . And the return of outside hitter Gus Tuaniga:


. . . And Gus’ hair:



  1. Dave LetterMan January 5, 2012 8:44 am


  2. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:45 am

    Wow. Get whales in Honolulu Harbor.

  3. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:45 am

    #2 – About three or four of them.

  4. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:46 am

    Covering a lot of ground in two days.

  5. Dave LetterMan January 5, 2012 8:46 am

    Haha. Hate the iPhone auto correct!

    Good to see the new coaches hitting the recruiting trail!

  6. (Jesse) James January 5, 2012 8:47 am

    Hey Pride…I stay #4…Woo Hoo

  7. ai-eee-soos January 5, 2012 8:48 am


  8. azwarrior22 January 5, 2012 8:49 am

    Top 10

  9. ai-eee-soos January 5, 2012 8:50 am

    Yup, just as Boss Norm said: our coaches will be working hard.

  10. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:50 am

    JJ. You not da #4 whale are you?

  11. (Jesse) James January 5, 2012 8:51 am

    Oops…I guess 6

  12. (Jesse) James January 5, 2012 8:51 am

    Well, I could lose some poundage…LOL

  13. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:51 am

    Coast Guard said to watch out for da whales. What dey think we goin do to da whales?

  14. Pride. January 5, 2012 8:52 am

    Maybe put da whales at defensive tackle I say.

  15. (Jesse) James January 5, 2012 8:52 am

    Good to see coaches pressing hard on recruiting…

  16. PolyMom January 5, 2012 8:58 am

    Really whales in Honolulu Harbor? Is that a first? WOW!

  17. Kevin January 5, 2012 8:59 am

    This is the NEW NORM. 😎


  18. cheepono January 5, 2012 9:00 am

    looks like we’re gonna be facing a lot more competition trying to get the elite aussie athletes to come to UH…

    man… what could’ve been. here’s to hoping another jesse williams fiasco never happens under coach chow’s watch.

  19. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:01 am

    Awesome to hear that they are at those schools. Now who could he be checking out at the Big/Hawaii Island? Go get them flying mileage thingys!

  20. PolyMom January 5, 2012 9:01 am

    Oh so excited about the whales…so happy to read that coaches went to Punahou. Can they please go after Fairbain? Two bowl games Fiesta and Sugar bowls came down to field goals. Get that kid NOW!

  21. Kevin January 5, 2012 9:02 am

    Was skimming yesterday’s blog and after reading PIAADS’ posts, would it be too much to say that TECHNICALLY…

    The past two head coaches didn’t show local recruits “love” as opposed to “UH not showing them ‘love’ “?

    I mean… if their assistants wanted to hit the recruiting trails hard, but were held back by their bosses (HCs) then how can one fault an entire entity for oversight?

  22. d1shima January 5, 2012 9:03 am

    Nice to read about the new “team” hitting the ground running.

    “If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm!”

    – Vince Lombardi

  23. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:03 am

    What about Muir’s younger brother? Read somewhere he is a senior and just as beast as his older bro.

  24. Kevin January 5, 2012 9:04 am

    Unfortunately that is nothing new… more and more big money programs are oozing to the Land Down Under in other sports as well.

  25. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:06 am

    Hey! The three day contact period started yesterday and my phone neva ring yet. What gives? I’m 5’8″, 200lbs, and can run the 40 in 12.2 seconds. I still get one year of eligibility left. Typical UH coaches not showing us local boys the love.

  26. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 9:06 am

    Ever eat whale meat?

  27. Pride. January 5, 2012 9:09 am

    12.2 40 yard dash. I’m jealous. Seriously, I am.

  28. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:12 am

    To remember Rauscher’s last name, I always think about Brent Rausch. I just have to remember not to refer to Phil Rauscher as Brent Rauscher.

  29. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:15 am

    Rauscher matta wit you?

  30. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:16 am

    Man we coulda had Jesse Williams!!!! If Jesse is 6’4″, how big is that monster standing behind him.

  31. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:18 am

    12.2 40 I jealous too, but das cause I get gout in both big toes. Ouch!!! Time for go SH! SH!

  32. Ponojr January 5, 2012 9:18 am

    Are the visits to Punahou, Kahuku and Kamehameha an attempt to change the minds of kids that may have already committed to other schools? I hope so!

  33. koakane January 5, 2012 9:19 am

    Pride.: Wow. Get whales in Honolulu Harbor.

    wot they neva teach you anything at upper campus dem known as pilot whales. dey help the tug captains. wassa matta you

  34. Pride. January 5, 2012 9:19 am

    Assistant coach Phil Rauscher is recruiting on the Big Island today.

    Waimea to visit baby Brostek, then to Kawaihae to visit daddy Brostek. Kealakehe to visit Mr. Wooching. Meeeaaaan!

  35. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:20 am

    Don’t think the Jesse Williams situation had as much to do with UH’s efforts as it did with another school’s admissions policy.

  36. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:20 am

    Maybe Chow can bring that guy who wooed Reggie Bush to USC over to help recruit. YIKES!!! None of that in Hawaii please. No need that kine rep.

  37. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:20 am

    Pride is a very smart and perceptive man.

  38. Abunai January 5, 2012 9:21 am

    I just like recruiting news period!! Anyone got any?? I sure could use some good news today!!

  39. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:21 am

    They also need to stop in Maui to show some interest in the Baldwin QB. He is still an underclassmen, but he is tall and athletic with a good arm already. Think he’s a soph or jr. His name is slipping my mind right now though.

  40. Pride. January 5, 2012 9:22 am

    #33 – Sorry KK. We was too busy getting ready for song contest to learn anything in the classroom. Especially us hula dancers.

  41. koakane January 5, 2012 9:22 am

    contact is good, follow up is better, getting to committing is best

  42. WarriorNY January 5, 2012 9:22 am

    Exciting time…

    Any word on Stump yet? And I completely forgot about Kevin Spain. Didn’t he run an offense from under center in HS? He may have an edge against the other QB’s for the starting spot.

  43. papajoe2 January 5, 2012 9:23 am

    I wen put my clothes in the Rauscher machine but neva come clean.

  44. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:24 am

    Now, now, now. Let’s not dismiss Bush’s agent … as a Realtor.

    The guy found a $750,000 mansion. Imagine if he could find affordable single-family homes in Hawaii.

  45. koakane January 5, 2012 9:24 am

    #40 too much uwehe ami and slide

  46. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:26 am

    If Stump Godfrey is returning, he hasn’t let anybody know yet.

  47. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:26 am

    papajoe . . . were you washing your tRAUSCHERs?

    okay, I’m stupid already.

  48. Abunai January 5, 2012 9:26 am

    #44 ST that’s funny. That almost made my day…

  49. koakane January 5, 2012 9:26 am

    pride meet your cusin da oddah day and btw rest of world said hello bwhaaaaaaa

  50. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:27 am

    Keelen Ewaliko is the Baldwin QB I was talking about. He isn’t as tall as I thought though. Only listed as 5’11.” Saw him play in the state tourney though and he is talented.

  51. koakane January 5, 2012 9:28 am

    oh adding kudo’s to cChow new coaches for just finding these schools. good job men

  52. mikey January 5, 2012 9:28 am

    Nice to hear they’re hitting the trails.

    Only way to go but knock and give the Ole college try

    Go get’um Warriors!

    Like what I saw in ‘Leo the Tongan’ boy he can sure hit and drive’um to the ground!

    He can protect the blind side with ez.

  53. mikey January 5, 2012 9:30 am

    Mih : WarriorTyme from Sports Hawaii says..

    “Another recruit that might visit Hawaii is 4 star WR Davonte Neal”

    Are you sure about that? Davonte might visit here?? He has been offered from every NCAA school listed 30+. I also saw him on yesterday Under Armour camp competition he looked very good; was the fastest to finish the progression exercise; He would be a first 4**** make that 5 star on my list to visit UH. He has offers from every Pac-12; was the LA Nike Camp and Stanford Nike Camp Best player too.

  54. WarriorNY January 5, 2012 9:30 am


    Thanks for the info about Stump. I really feel for that kid.

  55. Abunai January 5, 2012 9:31 am

    All I hope is they don’t get lost trying to find the schools. Not like what Doris posted I hope.

  56. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:32 am

    I would be surprised if UH was going after any receivers. Remember, the position is going to be cut in half.

  57. mikey January 5, 2012 9:36 am

    I think it’s best for Stump to rethink and NM didn’t release him yet.

    But he is welcome to walk-on at UH with rest

    Sure like to see Chow-Now Walk-On List coming this spring!

    Can’t wait for this Hawaiian Winter to be Over!

  58. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:36 am

    The receiving position will be cut back, but don’t you think the offense requires bigger receivers than we have on the roster?

  59. A-House January 5, 2012 9:36 am


    #50 – maybe a WR or DB?

  60. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:38 am

    How could NM not have released Stump yet? Wasn’t he on our team last year? Not active, but still on the team right?

  61. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:38 am

    But if theres interest from a 5* guy wouldnt you at least look into it.

  62. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:38 am

    A-House . . . yeah, maybe. Unless of course if he has a growth spurt. Still young yet.

  63. Bulla January 5, 2012 9:39 am

    confession, so no one gets excited, I AM NOT…. let me repeat…. I AM NOT swimming in Honolulu Harbor…..i cannot vouch for any other Tsaikos at this time ….. I did hear that Kekaula has not been in the office yet….. hmmmm 🙂

  64. Pride. January 5, 2012 9:41 am

    #63 – Eh, we are not naming any whales.

  65. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:41 am

    Good luck to the Warrior Volleybows! Hope you guys don’t lose a beat with losing Umlaft, Z, and Walker. Lot to lose in a year, but coach Wade had some goodies waiting in the wings.

  66. koakane January 5, 2012 9:42 am

    A-house morn to you btw gave up watching roots series

  67. mikey January 5, 2012 9:44 am

    They (receivers) could all try out for DB positions.

    We need help there!

  68. Couch potato January 5, 2012 9:44 am

    road trip, no forget the gps. ahh, their cell phone probably has gps.


  69. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:46 am

    To be honest, UH’s recruiting wasn’t as bad as people portrayed it. I think the five O-linemen recruited in 2010 are going to be very good for the next few years.

    What will always hinder UH is time and distance. Get a commitment too early, the big schools swoop in late. Wait a bit, then the big schools accuse UH of not showing the proper amount of interest in a player.

    I remember during the vonAppen regime, a coach asked why UH had an easier time recruiting Hawaiian players than Samoan players. To which the answer was: Because Hawaiians are from Hawaii.

    That same coach also said he felt local because he ate sashimi. A co-worker noted: Eating sashimi doesn’t make you local. It makes you Japanese.

  70. Bulla January 5, 2012 9:48 am


    FUNNY, whenever there is a whale, either Vegas or here, everyone gets so nutz….just like Vegas, let them be….. they’ll drop a load and go …… haha 🙂

  71. Couch potato January 5, 2012 9:50 am

    guess i’ll try that theory, gonna eat some fried chicken, collard greens, blackeye peas, and chitterlings.

  72. Garret January 5, 2012 9:51 am

    Best of luck to the 3 coaches as they play catchup with recruits and cover an amazing amount of ground in such a short time!

  73. mikey January 5, 2012 9:51 am

    But ST we locals all eat Sashimi don’t we?

    Sashimi is not for Japanese-only anymore.

  74. mikey January 5, 2012 9:52 am

    But #69 is so far the LOL of the Day!

  75. Garret January 5, 2012 9:53 am

    Interesting news and contrast between 3 conference. Big news out of the MWC is that Colorado State will apparently have a new stadium for the 2014 football season! They are raising the money themselves instead of asking the state for the money and they had over $40 mil raised before this news went public and they kicked their fundraising into high gear.

    “A new stadium is going to happen. This is not a ‘maybe it’s going to happen’ kind of a conversation. We are actively moving toward the construction of a stadium on our campus and it is going to happen,” Graham said.

    He said on Wednesday the cost would be between $100 and 200 million. The university will be asking its alumni for donations and will rely upon private funding – not money from Colorado taxpayers – to finance the new stadium.

  76. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:54 am

    Releasing a player only impacts when he can receive a scholarship at his next school. By coming to Hawaii, Godfrey wasn’t eligible for a scholarship until the completion of the second summer session this coming August. Because he practiced with UH in the fall, he has to sit out yet another year if he transfers to a Division I-A school.

  77. Garret January 5, 2012 9:55 am

    These numbers show that La Tech has been significantly outspent by other WAC teams, with Fresno/Nevada/UH spending dwarfing what the rest of the WAC spent.

  78. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 9:56 am

    No. 71.

    As long as you don’t eat spuds.

    That would be, uh, cannibalism, right?

  79. kapakahi January 5, 2012 9:57 am

    Maybe a little known fact is….that us locals typically eat sashimi for New Year’s whereas Japanese nationals typically don’t.

  80. Garret January 5, 2012 9:57 am

    There is some question of whether or not La Tech can stay in D-IA if it is stuck in the WAC, especially since Universities in Louisiana are getting huge budget cutbacks.

    Tech spent nearly $11.9 million on its athletic program during the 2009-2010 school year. Almost 40 percent of that total, or $4.65 million, had to be made up in transfers from unrestricted funds and from other activities in order to balance the budget.

    Football ticket sales last year were $730,000 and game guarantees accounted for $1.5 million more. Transfers from unrestricted funds totaled another $1,518,347 for total revenue of $3,748,347 for football.

    With anticipated budget cuts mandated by Governor Jindal, it’s time the three universities take a critical look at their respective priorities. More cuts are coming and it’s going to hurt. It’s already hurting. There is simply no way the academic programs can withstand further transfers of millions of dollars to prop up reeling, stumbling, faltering athletic programs.

  81. AlaWai January 5, 2012 9:57 am

    OK here are Whale pics.

    Looks like they are lost and can’t find a way out.

  82. Kevin January 5, 2012 9:58 am

    I prefer to eat sashimi on days that end with “Y”.

  83. mikey January 5, 2012 9:58 am



    946 AM HST THU JAN 5 2012






    946 AM HST THU JAN 5 2012








    Still no Eddie Aikau?

  84. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:59 am

    Wait if I ate…nevermind

  85. Garret January 5, 2012 10:00 am

    In contrast with the WAC’s La Tech, LSU doesn’t have to worry about budget cuts hurting their Athletic Department.

    LSU Athletics uses no state tax dollars and no student fees. All funding for the athletics program comes from ticket sales, radio and TV revenues, concessions and merchandise sales, corporate sponsorships, Southeastern Conference revenue distribution and private donations.

    In fact, LSU has one of the few athletics programs in the country – and the only one in Louisiana — that not only fully funds its entire operations and capital outlay but also contributes back to the financial well-being of the university.

    In the last two academic years alone, Athletics contributed more than $7 million to the academic side of the University, including $3.4 for the construction of a new Band Hall, $1.3 million toward the construction of a new complex for the College of Business plus regular contributions to the Campus Beautification Fund at $1.3 million, the Classroom Renovation Fund at $1 million and the Chancellor’s Excellence Fund at $400,000.

  86. mikey January 5, 2012 10:00 am

    Waimea Bay looked Crazy with traffic jam the other day.

    And it wasn’t on the road either.

  87. tommui January 5, 2012 10:00 am


    Wow – great going Powell and Rauscher! Go get ’em!

  88. Kevin January 5, 2012 10:01 am

    Speaking of sashimi… I had no idea I was eating it “incorrectly” all this time…

    Typically we stir in the wasabi with the shoyu.. Well, had a friend live in Japan for a year and apparently the way to do it is to lay the piece of fish in plain shoyu, then take your chopstick, take a piece of wasabi (amount to your tolerance), place it on top of the fish, then fold the fish over the wasabi and eat it.

    Makes a BIG difference. 😯

  89. Bugaz January 5, 2012 10:03 am

    “incorrectly” never tasted so good

  90. Kevin January 5, 2012 10:03 am

    The BAY has not called in the day… 🙁

    I’ve never surfed, but to see people from all over the globe flock to Waimea in hopes of The Eddie is a phenomenon that us locals take for granted.

    Sometimes we really do NOT appreciate our home as much as we should.

  91. Iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2012 10:05 am

    Country folk in Japan mix in wasabi with shoyu. If you using fresh wasabi it’s hard to mix it into the shoyu.

  92. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 10:05 am

    My niece’s boyfriend is a fish broker who provides us with lots of sashimi for family parties.

    It is one of the reasons we … OK, it’s the only reason we keep him around.

  93. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2012 10:07 am

    Someone told me recently that Cal Lee used to paddle with Eddie Aikau.

    Cal was quite the athlete. He’s also a pretty good softball player.

  94. Derek January 5, 2012 10:08 am

    Al, the best Chow Fun, bar none, is at the Makawao Hongwanji Obon each year on the 4th week in July, Friday and Saturday on Maui. Too bad I can’t get the recipe.

  95. Kevin January 5, 2012 10:08 am


    Maybe that’s what happened. Not sure where he was but when he started stirring, it drew stares.

  96. Iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2012 10:09 am

    Japanese eat KFC for new years.

  97. Kevin January 5, 2012 10:10 am

    When The Eddie does happen, I’m using a sick day.

  98. Kevin January 5, 2012 10:11 am


    January 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Japanese eat KFC for new years.


  99. al January 5, 2012 10:14 am


  100. koakane January 5, 2012 10:14 am

    shoots now ono for sashimi poke bowl

  101. Hawkpeter January 5, 2012 10:17 am

    @ Cheepono, Bugaz, Kevin.

    Recruiting in Australia is easy. There are a couple of people here that make it extremely easy for coaches to look, pick what they like and get the player eligible. Its not really ‘recruiting’, its the difference between having to go to the market to buy something and buying stuff off the net. We try to make it extremely easy for any coach to decide and get a player to their program.

    With a change of staff, I could see it being a case of going back to square one trying to convince UH coaches that there is talent down here. Time will tell, and how the staff is structured will make a difference. 2012 will see a Pac-12 school coming down here confirmed and we will place the first non-punter at an ACC school on scholarship. I could see UH focusing locally and on the mainland for a while so the guys I’m working with now might just have to be prepared to go elsewhere.

    As for the Jesse thing, a lot has already been written and discussed. I see a consistent theme in ‘recruiting’ regarding UH and that is a lack of just picking up the phone. I think Jesse would have gone elsewhere anyhow but his initial eligibility could have been handled better and much of the whole unpleasantness could have been avoided by people returning phone calls and getting off their butt.

    I think Doris was very fair and honest with what she wrote yesterday.

  102. urbankid January 5, 2012 10:18 am

    Greyshirt LB Tyler Gray commits to Boise

  103. al January 5, 2012 10:20 am

    Too fast….

  104. al January 5, 2012 10:25 am

    Pride. Pls see if the whales are still stuck. If so, the only remedy is to call moby dick, the white whale, to come lead them out. Somebody go call da punchbowl kid!!

  105. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 10:26 am


    If he no can lead em out.. maybe he can scare em away…

  106. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 10:30 am


    No forget.. you gotta catch the fish and cut em up while it’s still alive… the tail should be shivering on the dish and the mouth should still be trying to gasp air.

    Sweet shrimp (amaebi) should be alive and jump when touched… Start by biting off the head.. mmm…

  107. al January 5, 2012 10:34 am

    Tyler gray….misused talent.

    Well we should have 15 scholies now. Not counting recent transfers and commits.

  108. d1shima January 5, 2012 10:37 am

    …there’s a tree in Honolulu Harbor, too? 😈

  109. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 10:40 am

    What’s Stretch doing there?

  110. Bugaz January 5, 2012 10:46 am

    Hawkpeter thanks for the info! How’s Blake doing with the knowledge of having to run block in a new offensive scheme? He works very hard and hate to see it not used on the field as a Warrior.

  111. mikey January 5, 2012 10:49 am

    In Japan everywhere closes for New Year for 3 Days!

    That’s why they eat O’sechi Ryori for 3 days.

    Sold at Shirokiya and Don Q at $150 a set.

  112. Bugaz January 5, 2012 10:49 am

    Coach Powell is the Dline guy right?

  113. papajoe2 January 5, 2012 10:49 am

    I’m not sure but didn’t the starting qb for Baldwin get hurt in the 1st game of the playoffs or the last game of the regular season? The backup may have been the guy that we saw in the playoffs. Or maybe it was another high school team.

  114. mikey January 5, 2012 10:55 am

    In Memory of Eddie:

    Which was called off last year.

    Shows yesterdays rush hour swells.

  115. Hawkpeter January 5, 2012 10:56 am


    the impression I get is that losing the coach whom recruited him is a sad part of what comes with the territory. A change in scheme by comparison is a small irritation.

  116. Willie January 5, 2012 10:59 am

    Here is my UH cloned receiver wish list. Precision route running & hands of Davone Bess, quicks & elusiveness of Chad Owens, speed of Ashley Lelie, toughness going across the middle of Jason Rivers and strength & size of Chris Roscoe.

  117. Mauiboy1 January 5, 2012 11:04 am

    Keenan Ewaliko, the Baldwin QB played against Punahou, he wasn’t injured.

    He is also the top young Bull Riding Champion in the state. He won the

    Makawao Rodeo against some of the states top riders and is the state

    high school bull riding champion. From what I hear the kids first love is


  118. kev-1 January 5, 2012 11:07 am

    papajoe . . . not sure if Keelan was the starter at the beginning of the season for Baldwin, but he was the one in the state tourney.

  119. Truthbetold January 5, 2012 11:11 am

    Gotta speak up then back to lurking….We need to understand that coaches recruit to needs of the program. For the good of the team, not to temper the opinions of the public. Mack built for depth in each position, just like all major programs do. Sometimes that means someone we all think should be a Warrior does not fit and is better served elsewhere. Doris should know that. Remember, Coach Mack mended broken ties to Kahuku immediately as well as all local high schools, implemented Jr. Day, developed a Recruiting Coordinator position…all changes to improve recruiting which I think he did. By the way, all coaches recruited..maybe some with their own agendas did not do as well as others but they had areas of responsibility. I attended Jr. day session with my kid and Coach told all us local parents that even if UH was not the right fit, he welcomed kids and parents to come to him or his staff with questions to help us understand the recruiting process. Anything he could do to help the people of Hawaii. The man has heart and is a professional and knew what he was doing. I remember a few years back Doris posting sour grapes because she did not get hired for the R.C. position by Mack. Shame, because he really spoke highly of her and PIAA. Don’t be fooled by Al and his recruiting scoops his birdies have broken wings. Jeezy…just no words for your constant slander. I’m sick of seeing this crap you are spewing on recruiting as self proclaimed “in the know” and innocent observers believing it as truth. The new staff is off to a good start…great…celebrate that rather than slam those who built the program and did not just chase championships but won championships.

  120. Truthbetold January 5, 2012 11:11 am

    Gotta speak up then back to lurking….We need to understand that coaches recruit to needs of the program. For the good of the team, not to temper the opinions of the public. Mack built for depth in each position, just like all major programs do. Sometimes that means someone we all think should be a Warrior does not fit and is better served elsewhere. Doris should know that. Remember, Coach Mack mended broken ties to Kahuku immediately as well as all local high schools, implemented Jr. Day, developed a Recruiting Coordinator position…all changes to improve recruiting which I think he did. By the way, all coaches recruited..maybe some with their own agendas did not do as well as others but they had areas of responsibility. I attended Jr. day session with my kid and Coach told all us local parents that even if UH was not the right fit, he welcomed kids and parents to come to him or his staff with questions to help us understand the recruiting process. Anything he could do to help the people of Hawaii. The man has heart and is a professional and knew what he was doing. I remember a few years back Doris posting sour grapes because she did not get hired for the R.C. position by Mack. Shame, because he really spoke highly of her and PIAA. Don’t be fooled by Al and his recruiting scoops his birdies have broken wings. Jeezy…just no words for your constant slander. I’m sick of seeing this crap you are spewing on recruiting as self proclaimed “in the know” and innocent observers believing it as truth. The new staff is off to a good start…great…celebrate that rather than slam those who built the program and did not just chase championships but won championships.

  121. Truthbetold January 5, 2012 11:12 am

    Sorry for double post…that’s why I should stick to lurking….

  122. 808Bowler January 5, 2012 11:14 am

    Morning everyone.

  123. jkjones January 5, 2012 11:16 am

    My feeling is that Norm Chow is doing it from the bottom-up. Building up his base–OL, DL, QBs and skill people. What is deliciousily evident is the standard of quality Chow employs on his recruit list. After being at BYU, NCS, USC, UCLA and Utah, Chow has an acute awareness of the talent level he needs to be successful. Secondly, he has been away for 38 years and has effectively insulated himself from the prevailing cynic notion heretofore at UH, that the UH football program cannot score the bigtime bluechips–especially in Hawaii. To the point, where effort was not visible. So, being away, turns out to be a godscend, the benefit to which we still have to see….exciting stuff, for fervent fans to dream once again, hopefully without anquished outcome 🙂

  124. primo123 January 5, 2012 11:18 am

    no problem Truth… anytime bro.

  125. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 11:21 am

    All to be seen.. all to be seen… just gotta hope the chemistry the individual players as well as the whole is a good fit for Hawaii and what we want as a team that represents our Aloha State.

  126. jkjones January 5, 2012 11:23 am

    While most fans are focused on the incoming coaches and recruits, post-spring player exodus movements will be interesting to note. It all goes hand-in-hand with ONE plan– Norm Chow’s signature level of play.

  127. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:23 am

    Penalty flags for all of you! Piling on, late hits and personal fouls! Get off the field!!!

    How do you think the whales feel, associating my name with them and all?! Furhter, one well placed belly flop off Aloha Tower from any one of you into Honolulu Harbor would send our cetacean friends rushing for the exits!

    Not to mention, ya got the wrong species! Those are humpbacks, not humpbellies like myself and the rest of you!

  128. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:24 am

    “Further” I meant to write…

  129. Chee Hoo January 5, 2012 11:25 am

    Truthbetold, well said! Lot’s of sour grapes on this blog site!

    Chow has his style of recruiting. Mack had his chance. JJ had his uniqueness! Let it be folks! Move on people!

  130. Bulla January 5, 2012 11:25 am

    Truth, your post has merit and agree that we should focus on what we have instead of what we didn’t have. Done is done, we move forward. Regarding people upset at not getting this or not doing that, true, but that’s life. sometimes we get stuck on our own hype.

    let’s support Coach Chow and his new staff, and cheer on the Warriors for 2012 🙂

  131. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:27 am

    #106 – madeinhawaii –

    You forgot the part about attaching electrodes to their… …nevermind.

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:29 am

    Coach Chow is casting such a wide recruiting net that we have whales in Honolulu Harbor. How do you tell a whale that he isn’t what we’re looking for at the wide receiver spot?

  133. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:31 am

    Seriously, the news on the recruiting efforts looks terrific so far.


  134. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 11:33 am

    Maybe the whales heard about the free plate lunches. Is there an L&L in the vicinty?

  135. Will-I-Am January 5, 2012 11:34 am


    I feel the same.

  136. A-House January 5, 2012 11:34 am


    2 bad you decided to give on the “tree” – it’s getting more interesting – still difficult to understand, but each new episode brings new information to better understand what happened in the past and what to look forward to in futrue episodes.

    have you ever watched a series or movies that’s more difficult than “trees”? basic story line is that 2 young “slaves” who had tremendously difficult lives grow up on different paths, but their lines cross as adults and assist the King in creating a new alphabet for the Korean people – the alphabet is based on “phonetics”, not “characters”.

  137. Sashimi January 5, 2012 11:35 am

    Good to see NC making the inroads at local prep schools. What was that old saying in the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it they will come!” NC lay the foundation and the local boys will come. You don’t need to retain 100% of the local talent to be successful. There’s a ton of talent all over. Recruiting is a process that involves rolling up your sleeves and doing the grunt work. Obviously NC knows this.

    UW and Sarkisian are getting criticized this year up in Seattle for not retaining the states top talent. Top 5 players are all heading out of state. It happens all over the college landscape. Relax, sit back and have some Chow Fun! Sure miss the Chow Fun from Tin Tin Chop Suey on Maunakea St.

  138. A-House January 5, 2012 11:39 am

    and speaking of phonetics, ever wonder why certain English words are pronounced differently?

    for example – Robert – is “rahbert”; not rowbert. or, Rolo – is rowlo; not rahlo.

    no wonder international students have great difficulty in understanding or speaking English.

  139. Slugger January 5, 2012 11:40 am

    Morning (just in time), gangees!

    DPK, good call! Tsaiko humpbellies…hahaha. Hope you are well, brah. Just don’t go swimming in the Harbor right now… 😀

    Good luck to the coaches in recruiting.

    Hope Stump hasn’t lost too much time. Do you think he could fit into our offensive scheme?

  140. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 11:42 am

    A-House.. Koakane..

    What?? Give up on “Tree with Deep Roots”?!?…

    That was a winnah!… I enjoyed that one … lots of insight on the adoption of a language.. the fears of the aristocracy.. the attitude of that anything but the use Chinese characters in their language leads to Barbarianism, I found interesting. Finished watching that last week.

  141. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 11:44 am

    I remember in the 70’s linguists were pushing for the adoption of a phonetic alphabet… but the response was a lot weaker than the push to metrics so it fizzled before it could get off the ground.

  142. al January 5, 2012 11:47 am

    Truthbetold…if you only knew

  143. carrie January 5, 2012 11:58 am

    greetings from Arizona! 😉

  144. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 12:01 pm

    I just realized that none of the incentives were for graduating scholarship student athletes… (APR)

  145. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 12:03 pm

    Maybe the next time around instead of a HC… we need a Football Program Director. Doesn’t call the plays… just makes sure that everyone is doing their job and fulfilling their responsibilities to the best of their abilities..

  146. rb January 5, 2012 12:09 pm

    The whales know its CHOW TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  147. Derek January 5, 2012 12:16 pm

    Man, did you see W. Virginia putting up 70 points on Clemson. as Pat Hill would say, “it’s a butt whipping”. And the best player was 5’9″ Tavon Austin. Not big, but super quick. QB Geno Smith ain’t too shabby either. That spread offense can score a lot of points. Chow knows that having flexibility is a good thing.

  148. Will-I-Am January 5, 2012 12:25 pm


    My daughter is learning to read. Some things that make me scratch my head.

    1. Why does the letter “c” make the “s” and “k” sound? Couldn’t we just use s or k?

    2. Why does it take 2etters to make the “ch” sound.

    3. The letter “C” could make the “ch” sound since it doesnt really do anything original anyway.

    4. Why does the “ch” make 3 different sounds? Church, school, chef.

  149. Old School Dave January 5, 2012 12:27 pm

    Funny story told to me about when Utah played Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl in 05. Evidently, Pitt players were not familiar with Polynesian players, being in the East and all. After the game, which Utah won, the Pitt players were heard commenting that Utah had some very large and physical Puerto Rican players………

  150. Dave LetterMan January 5, 2012 12:30 pm

    So that would be

    curc, skool and shef

  151. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 12:34 pm


    I think much of that has to do with the root of the word. English is Germanic.. many of its words are Latin derived. We also have so many adopted words from the French and more recently many of the Asian countries. English is a formalized pidgin.

  152. A-House January 5, 2012 12:37 pm


    keep encouraging your daughter to ask questions – she sounds like someone we will hear about, if I am still alive, 30 years from today!

    very special child.

  153. primo123 January 5, 2012 12:38 pm

    English language is the hardest to learn. Just go ask a foreigner.

  154. A-House January 5, 2012 12:40 pm


    you mentioned a 3rd coach recruiting for UH – would that be Chow himself?

    I thought another position coach was selected.

    BTW, is Rolo and Tuioti still recruiting or has it been curtailed until a final decision is made next week?

  155. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 12:41 pm

    Daddy.. Daddy… why is there a hyphen in this guys name?


    shouldn’t it be “a house”… and why is he called “a house”?

    Is it cause he’s as big as a house? Or cause he’s just like our house?

    You know…


  156. bleedgreen January 5, 2012 12:50 pm

    Stump won’t fit in Chow’s offensive pro-set scheme. And Chow will find difficulty, as all other previous coaches, in recruiting the ILH. A degree from a prestigious university is money in the bank. There is life after football.

  157. papajoe2 January 5, 2012 12:52 pm

    Da English language is hard. But in Hawaii we get pidgin. Many foriegn people to go with da Kanaka Maoli. We can communicate good enough but when come to the courts, we at a disadvantage. W-I-A, no forget to make her learn to spell too. I use my gsp for directions, but somebody earlier today said gps. Gotta be da publik skool. 🙂

  158. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 12:53 pm

    Chow’s group will have to look beyond the borders for the 3+ stars … or look for local kid standouts who want to come home… Got to keep tabs with the best of the JC kids from Hawaii…

  159. jr January 5, 2012 12:55 pm

    Nc should go after rb deon sanders.just a dream.

  160. Kevin January 5, 2012 12:57 pm


  161. Bowwar January 5, 2012 12:59 pm

    Stump Godfrey is an ATHLETE…If he can perform, I’m sure Chow will find someplace for him to play on the team, even if its not a quarterback. Who knows, maybe he could be a good running back…In either case, I hope Stump comes back and stays a Warrior!

  162. Kevin January 5, 2012 1:03 pm

    Damn that was quick…

    Hmmm… let me try something…


  163. Kevin January 5, 2012 1:05 pm


  164. jr January 5, 2012 1:06 pm

    coaches go after that mckinley ol.

  165. bleedgreen January 5, 2012 1:07 pm

    ST, ‘ara-imo’ is a spud used in ‘nishime.’ But yeah, french fries is a no-no. That would be cannibalism. I ate steak. Would that be cannibalism?

  166. jm2375 January 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    DPK, Bulla, mih, d1 and da oddas – I almost spit out my soda on the keyboard. 😆


    Hope to see more Tsaikos tonight at the game. Come join the “conversationalists”. 😀

  167. A-House January 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    and no forget that Iosefa was also a QB in HS which means that a half-back option with intent to pass is very viable with he and Godfrey.

    to bad that Rolo used him only once for that extra point in the north end zone against BYU.

    strongest arm QB we ever watched was Chad Kapanui out of Rosovelt ( purposely for ST ) – we saw his toss the football nearly 80 yards standing flat footed at Aloha Stadium – fact is, we would go in early just to see him do that!

  168. primo123 January 5, 2012 1:14 pm

    Darius Bright …. tight end?

  169. A-House January 5, 2012 1:17 pm

    MasaBoy says Coach Powell looks familiar (on the McKinley JV team ) when he was a senior – smallest NG in the OIA at 5′ 10″ and 238#s.

  170. A-House January 5, 2012 1:18 pm

    bleedgreen #165:

    ST should know that as he has Japanese blood.

  171. Couch potato January 5, 2012 1:20 pm

    english language and spelling isn’t only difficult for foreigners but english speaking people too.

    think i’ll go eat turkey tail.

  172. Iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2012 1:22 pm

    Araimo or dasheen, that is the question.

  173. Couch potato January 5, 2012 1:27 pm

    often wrongly used words:

    your, you’re

    then, than,

    too, to

    their, there, they’re

    accept, except

    effect, affect

  174. Couch potato January 5, 2012 1:31 pm


  175. primo123 January 5, 2012 1:32 pm

    tomato and tomato

  176. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 1:32 pm

    Araimo, also known as dasheen, is the tuber of a dry-land taro variety. Like its Hawaiian counterpart, it has a hairy, brown, coarse exterior

    Remind you of anyone?

  177. mikey January 5, 2012 1:32 pm

    Chad Kapanui could also hit the (no cross that put it in rubbish can) from 80 yards out.

    When JJ saw that next day he got his try out at QB.

    Darius Bright …. tight end? Yes that will be a starting position for him.

  178. ? January 5, 2012 1:45 pm

    If bright could block he would be perfect TE.

  179. Couch potato January 5, 2012 1:48 pm

    bright catching passes over the middle?

  180. Souljah January 5, 2012 1:49 pm

    Bright catches passes?

  181. primo123 January 5, 2012 1:50 pm

    trevor wiseman = tight end?

  182. primo123 January 5, 2012 1:50 pm

    Iosefa = Full Back….no brainer…..

  183. Souljah January 5, 2012 1:51 pm

    trevor wiseman = beast!…TE/DE?

  184. cake noodle January 5, 2012 1:52 pm

    Sashimi #137. U are right. Tin Tin had the best chow fun and cake noodles. Now I go to Mei Sum on Nuuanu Ave for chow fun–big delicious helpings and Pauoa Chop Suey for cake noodles.

  185. primo123 January 5, 2012 1:52 pm

    mike edwards from the wide receiver position running the sprint option?

  186. PIAA DS January 5, 2012 1:54 pm

    #119 – first, I never spoke sour grapes about not being hired. People were posting about how I should have gotten the job, people posted that I didnt, I confirmed it, but never ever did I post anything negative about coach Mack or me not getting the job. Was I disappointed? Sure, but it sure didnt break my spirit. So dont post any bull that isnt true about me, you dont know me. 2nd – I never told the coaches how to recruit, I told them what people were saying and how the kids were feeling, they told me how they recruited – how they wanted to and how they were allowed to. I was not the RC for Hawaii, I had no say in it. I gave them information, whether they used it or not was the HC’s option. I was invited to sit in on meetings and I worked with them, not against them as many people used to assume. I knew a lot of what was going on inside and never came out and told anyone. Not my place. 3rd – he did not develop a recruiting coordinator position. It was Director of Player Personnel, if you want to be specific. By NCAA rules, the recruiting coordinator must be a coach. The Director of Player Personnel essentially organizes all the recruiting efforts for the coaches to go out and do their thing. 4th. Good for your son, I’m assuming he’s a player at UH now because he attended Junior Day and Mack must have put an offer on the table because of his big heart. I liked Mack, I have nothing against him personally, I’ve never badmouthed him. I enjoyed working with him and the entire staff from day 1. Dont go off on your high horse acting as if you know me and what transpired between PIAA and the coaching staff.

  187. Manoa January 5, 2012 1:57 pm

    Chad Kapanui could fling it– saw him in practice.

    Graunke also had a strong arm– could throw it way down the field in practice also.

  188. Couch potato January 5, 2012 1:57 pm


  189. al January 5, 2012 2:00 pm

    doris…nuff said.

  190. PIAA DS January 5, 2012 2:00 pm

    #55 – that was back when Jordon Dizon was playing. Never heard of it happening since or any other time. Hopefully the new guys not familiar with Hawaii have a good GPS!

    Additionally, I did not say in previous posts that UH did anything wrong recruiting, I just said what I know of how they recruited locally. Its up to them how they want to recruit and I supported them either way, helped them with what they needed. I know the new staff is going to hit things hard and get things going fast, and thats the way it should be, fast and furious.

  191. al January 5, 2012 2:00 pm

    ivin jasper had a gun.

  192. urbankid January 5, 2012 2:01 pm

    Crazy, LB Tyler Gray was literally two hours from flying to Hawaii from LA when Boise called and offered him a scholarship

  193. al January 5, 2012 2:02 pm

    it is good that we have two coaches who believe in fast and furious.

    both are puns.

  194. al January 5, 2012 2:03 pm

    and how about the job that charlie wade has done reloading his team…

  195. Manoa January 5, 2012 2:05 pm

    It is possible to use a running QB in the West Coast Offense.

    You would incorporate more rollout and bootleg plays.

    You can even run option plays in the WCO.

    If you saw Chow’s offense at Utah, you saw some series where he ran shotgun with split backs, shotgun with the backs moving into HBack position, Shotgun with no backs and four wide. If you watch WCO teams, the rollout or bootleg is a fairly standard play in the WCO.

    So is the WCO QB draw– it works well because the QB is dropping from under center as part of the base offense anyway. He can drop and pump fake and run or just take off or run to the line and throw it.

  196. al January 5, 2012 2:06 pm

    possible running backs…bubba pueo-luna and chinedu ahmadi.

  197. 12thMan January 5, 2012 2:08 pm

    Anyone — why is the receiver positions going to be cut in half ?

  198. al January 5, 2012 2:10 pm

    oops sorry

    bubba poueo-luna

  199. 808Bowler January 5, 2012 2:10 pm


  200. cheepono January 5, 2012 2:11 pm

    because wco traditionally only has 2 wr’s on the field at the same time (instead of 4 wide with the rns).

  201. al January 5, 2012 2:11 pm

    do the math…

    rns = 2 sb, 2 wr, 1 rb

    wco = 1 sb, 1 wr, 1 te, 2 rb

  202. PIAA DS January 5, 2012 2:13 pm

    PIAA is hosting a benefit Madden 2012 on January 28th at The Villa – Tournament will be played in a standard 1v1 format. 64 player double elimination play; check out our Facebook page for more info. In our celebrity tourney, Kealoha Pilares, Chad Owens , Vaughn Meatoga and Corey Paredes will be up for auction – Bidding will open up soon. A few current players as well but I cant advertise their names due to NCAA regulations plus waiting on a few more confirmations from NFL guys. Info will be posted soon on how to make your bids. 100% of funding goes to PIAA for SAT workshops for student athletes. For more info go to the PIAA website

    We are also hosting the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL workout/tryouts on January 14th. Im working with Chad Owens – he’s organizing the field and getting things done at Roosevelt. I will have pre-registration forms shortly. Requirement – must have some college playing experience and please be in shape (and Ill add not too old and cripple – when we did this with the Tennessee Titans a few years back every scrub and his brother showed up, 50 year olds too!) Info is up on the PIAA Facebook page or available if you email me at

    Im heading to the American Football Coaches Assn conference in the morning, so if you email me about any of this, response will be delayed.

  203. FattyMcButterpants January 5, 2012 2:16 pm

    Doris, I think I love you…

  204. PIAA DS January 5, 2012 2:17 pm

    awww, thats sweet. come meet me fatty, at the madden tourney ;-}

  205. 12thMan January 5, 2012 2:27 pm

    Not all WCO plays require that a running back be a running back. You can certainly have a true WR/SL line up at RB and shift them.

  206. Manoa Mist January 5, 2012 2:27 pm

    #119 Truth be Told. Nice post brother.

  207. Manoa January 5, 2012 2:28 pm


    You are correct– WCO typically does not have more than 2 receivers split wide– usually one on the line and one in the backfield (used to be called a “flanker”)– so need fewer of that type of receiver.

    However, if you have the receivers, you can use them and run three wide (adding a slotback), or even four wide with no FB or RB and use two slotbacks (assuming you keep the TE).

    The WCO will also motion the RB or FB into a receiver position, or “release” the RB, FB, and/or TE into pass patterns, depending on whether the defense is blitzing and how many the defense rushses with, so you don’t “waste” potential receivers pass blocking when you don’t need them, but you still have blockers to pick up the blitz if you need it.

  208. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 2:42 pm

    If you have the receivers.. use them.. mix them into the equation… give yourself so many looks that the other side can’t plan for your attack… why not?

  209. bleedgreen January 5, 2012 2:47 pm

    ST, it was nice that you said nice words about Mack’s general success in recruiting and the effort they made to connect with the local schools. And the nice words about the O-linemen they recruited. The O-linemen took so much criticism this past season. I feel it was misguided and undeserving.

  210. Bryson January 5, 2012 2:54 pm

    I’m sure that we will see alot more substituting wr’s throughout the game…

  211. GondaOhana January 5, 2012 2:55 pm

    I think its rude and kinda shame to directly reference and criticize an individual on a public blog like this. I enjoy the opinions, banter and spirit of those that post here (aka-tsaikos!), and rarely see an individual direct such rude comments about another. Doris and PIAA have done wonders for our local high school players, I have worked with her personally and she is a gem 😉 To state you are sick of slander but choose to slander someone as you did? Auwe

  212. wafan January 5, 2012 3:04 pm

    Good afternoon, Tsai-kettes and Tsai-kos!

    Oh, and monku’ers, too.

  213. Kevin January 5, 2012 3:05 pm


    Did you show dem oddahs wassup????

  214. wafan January 5, 2012 3:06 pm

    Exciting to read about the changes with the football Warriors. I choose to support what is. The past is past and there is nothing we can do to change it — just learn from it and not repeat it.

    Onward and upward, Warriors!!!

  215. Couch potato January 5, 2012 3:11 pm

    you can change the past.

  216. wafan January 5, 2012 3:14 pm

    Kevin . . .

    Took it in today. That lolo who runs the Career Center (never held a full-time job outside of education — so how can he make realistic career recommendations?) looked dumb-founded.

    Makes the others look like pathetic pieces of multi-colored silkscreened cloth.

    I cannot wait until we get more college visitations. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! They are going to doo-doo their pants. Well, that is, IF they understand what they are looking at, and IF the lolo career center guy can explain what it is they are seeing.

    Maybe I should write a script for him.

    Hey, tell UH to show up here! They have not visited in a bunch of years.

    And, THANK YOU for your help!!!

  217. wafan January 5, 2012 3:15 pm

    cp . . .

    Only if you are Bachmann supporters on Wikipedia.

  218. Kevin January 5, 2012 3:18 pm


    Just a reminder…. Boosters cannot recruit. 😉

  219. Kevin January 5, 2012 3:19 pm

    You can only change the past if you can harness 1.21 jiggawatts.

  220. Couch potato January 5, 2012 3:24 pm

    ding ding ding!

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  226. tommui January 5, 2012 3:31 pm

    Truthbetold – not necessarily

  227. Kapahulu January 5, 2012 3:31 pm

    Possible new Tight End for UH Football………..Josten Thomas.

    UH Basketball Player about 6’8″ and the best Athlete on the team.

    Big, Strong and Athletic.

    Already used to catching the ball.

    Could be unstopable.

  228. al January 5, 2012 3:45 pm

    kapahulu…only problem with that is he would slam dunk the football across the goalpost crossbar after each td catch. we’d get a 15 yard penalty and gib would come running down the bleachers and bench him.

  229. (Jesse) James January 5, 2012 3:50 pm

    Kevin…I have a flux capacitor in my truck….

  230. koakane January 5, 2012 4:02 pm

    mih if you have a link to the completed series plse send. I can catch up where I left off.

    a-house followed the basic plot but the holiday screwed me up and was lost.

  231. mctruck January 5, 2012 4:04 pm

    GondaOhana, ur #211,

    Ditto wit ur comment…..hang in there, (Doris & al).

  232. Da Punchbowl Kid January 5, 2012 4:09 pm

    (J)J –

    #229 – What does your sex life have to do with any of this?

  233. Yee Trovinger January 5, 2012 4:15 pm

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  234. wafan January 5, 2012 4:19 pm

    Kevin . . .

    No worry. Strictly hands-off!

    Football “team” leaves much to be desired. Last prospect was a convicted felon who accepted a UW scholarship where he constantly broke laws.

    Boy’s basketball “team” is more like the team that challenges the Harlem Globetrotters.

    Wahine volleyball and basketball teams, though, are super at challenging for and winning state championships with undersized players.

  235. A.M. January 5, 2012 4:22 pm

    That last minute move on Tyler Gray by Boise St sure doesn’t seem too “ethical” to me. Chris Peterson & his staff are brilliant coaches but I think their apparent “do anything to win” mentality will cost them somewhere down the road.

  236. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 4:22 pm

    I don’t really care which coaches do the real recruiting among all the coaches… It doesn’t matter to me if Chow doesn’t visit player homes or call out to anyone. I just care that they, as a whole, do attempt to recruit all the best the islands have to offer first and foremost before going over the big pond.

  237. al January 5, 2012 4:33 pm

    “the time they are a changin'”….bob dylan 48 years ago.

    say it ain’t so…three male tsaikos discussing soap opera issues here today.

  238. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 4:35 pm


    If Tyler wasn’t bound to UH by signature, that was the risk that UH took and Boise had every right to do what they did. Petersen has to earn his raise…

    Hmm.. as a 17-18 y/o football player would you rather play for a $550K head coach or a $2Million head coach?

  239. BigHiloFan2 January 5, 2012 4:36 pm

    Hwwzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    Mean da coaches. meeeaaan!

    welcome LEO! welcome welcome welcome.

  240. Kevin January 5, 2012 4:37 pm

    I think it’s interesting how songs that refer to change from way back when had a somber mood to it.

    Today, songs about change seem to be more open to taking on a new challenge.

  241. BigHiloFan2 January 5, 2012 4:38 pm

    in the short run, the way Coach Chow is handling his crew,

    i tell you, from dis fan, meeeeannnn!!!!

  242. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 4:39 pm


    Does that mean anything is better than what we have today?

  243. koakane January 5, 2012 4:44 pm

    mih #234 mahalo plenty now can catch up….now for 5 hrs of marathon watching.

    perk da kpoe babe

  244. koakane January 5, 2012 4:48 pm

    al thats historical korean dramas

    need something to parallel what happening at UH


  245. koakane January 5, 2012 4:49 pm


  246. koakane January 5, 2012 4:52 pm

    catch everyone lattas tonight

    be good, talk nice, no spread false rumors but most importantly keep it real

  247. Kevin January 5, 2012 4:55 pm


    January 5th, 2012 at 4:39 pm


    Does that mean anything is better than what we have today?


    AND it probably suggests a change in mentalitites to limit moping and whining, suck it up, and move on.

    Something happened 20-30 years ago, we’ve advanced in MANY ways (technological and mental)… so much so that the advancements in the last few decades is more than the entire history of humanity combined.

    Catch up or die sleeping.

    Not much time left tho… 11 more months. 😆 😆 😆

  248. Palmer Paulick January 5, 2012 4:57 pm

    Technicall-y the only “color of light” does not exist would be black light, as black is perceived to be the absence of all light. 🙂best Tera gold

  249. wafan January 5, 2012 4:58 pm

    Go VolleyBows!


  250. Not an Expert January 5, 2012 4:59 pm

    Did BSU tell Tyler Gray we will give you a schollie if you don’t trip to Hawaii?

    So what happens to that paid airline ticket?

  251. Garret January 5, 2012 5:01 pm

    Coach Tomey will be an assistant coach for Pat Hill at an All-Star game in Tuscon. Weber State’s Coach McBride will also be on Hill’s staff.

    Legendary University of Arizona football coach Dick Tomey is returning to Tucson for the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game. Tomey, who spent this season as the special teams coordinator at the University of Hawaii, is joining the coaching staff of the Stripes team. The Stripes head coach Pat Hill worked underneath Tomey from 1990-1991 as Arizona’s offensive coordinator.

    “In 39 years of coaching, Dick Tomey is one of the best people I’ve ever been around,” said Hill. “He taught me a lot about people skills and I’m looking forward to seeing him.”

  252. al January 5, 2012 5:53 pm

    not an expert…tyler grey was recruited last year. the coaching staff of last determined that he would come in as a grey shirt this spring (next week). he was preparing to leave home for hawaii when bsu called with a last minute scholarship.

    tyler grey the greyshirt, decided to take the bsu offer vs the hawaii since the latter was not a binding agreement.

    is it poaching or is it “when opportunity knocks”….?

  253. Shadow January 5, 2012 5:55 pm

    Wishing the best for Coach Tomey – we’ve been blessed to have some good coaches who are even better people over the years.

  254. Shadow January 5, 2012 6:06 pm

    In my view, it seems like poaching & pilau (pardon the spelling?) on the part of BSU. I don’t fault the player, but I think coaches should have some scruples & respect for each other’s work & effort in the recruiting world.

  255. cake noodle January 5, 2012 6:07 pm

    sounds like BSU recruiting is down if they have to poach a UH greyshirt. either that, or UH knows how to spot talent and to hide them from others until the very last minute. Coach Mac always talked about how UH offered kids and then the big schools would try and swoop down to try and snare them away at the last minute b/c the kid must be pretty good if UH scholarshipped them. Also, the change in coaching regime doesn’t help UH with previously committed scholies and grey shirts.

  256. Shadow January 5, 2012 6:19 pm

    By the way, I noticed that BSU has been penalized for recent football recruiting violations (I.e., loss of 3 scholarships over the next several years) so their recruiting tactics have been on notice.

  257. Shadow January 5, 2012 6:28 pm

    I noticed too that the BSU AD got fired as a result but the HC (Petersen) managed to keep his job. (Talk about protecting their “god” . . .)

  258. Bugaz January 5, 2012 6:31 pm






    How good would it be if these local boys commit to UH? Who would be your top five and do you think they would play a big role immediately?

  259. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 6:33 pm

    Joe Moore says he will try out for Chad Owen’s football team

    tryouts here…as a kicker.

  260. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 6:35 pm

    It’s open to anybody but you have to pay $80 to try out…

  261. Shadow January 5, 2012 6:36 pm

    Tough choice, Bugaz, they are all good (although I never actually saw Wooching play). Immediate help though would come from TE Bush-Loo.

  262. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 6:39 pm

    Doris PIAA DS already posted about it in #202:

    “We are also hosting the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL workout/tryouts on January 14th. Im working with Chad Owens – he’s organizing the field and getting things done at Roosevelt. I will have pre-registration forms shortly. Requirement – must have some college playing experience and please be in shape (and Ill add not too old and cripple – when we did this with the Tennessee Titans a few years back every scrub and his brother showed up, 50 year olds too!) Info is up on the PIAA Facebook page or available if you email me at

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  264. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 6:46 pm

    Oakland Raiders gonna hire Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie as their next general manager…

  265. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 6:56 pm

    And today USA News reports Penn State will hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.

  266. mikesmith January 5, 2012 6:59 pm

    Anyone see the Reggie Torres and Kale Ane working at the Under Armor Game on ESPN? Cool stuff, I wonder if Kale is learning how to put an all star team together (he did not do so well in the final game with his current all star team) so he can get over the hump and beat Reggie and the Raiders.

  267. Bugaz January 5, 2012 7:00 pm

    PSU should be having the official announcement on Saturday

  268. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:01 pm

    You can have all the talent in the world like Cal Lee did back in the days, but can you coach them up to work together and win the big one? That was the genius behind Cal Lee, he got the talent to play together and win.

  269. newbie January 5, 2012 7:16 pm

    Garrett re: 252 I was on facebook and saw Sam Fehokko is playing in that Senior Bowl according to his mother. Thats good for him but I was wondering, how he can play if he did not play his senior year at all. its really a new bowl game so maybe tough getting players. i didnt know there were so many senior bowl games

    All-Star Games 2011-2012 Postseason

    * Dec. 18 – HBCU Senior Bowl – Atlanta, Ga

    January Schedule – 2012

    * Jan. 7 – Cactus Bowl – Division II – Kingsville, Tx

    * Jan 16 – Casino del Sol All-star game – Tucson, Arizona

    * Jan. 21 – East-West Shrine Classic – St. Petersburg, Florida

    * Jan 21 – AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – Los Angeles, Ca.

    * Jan. 23 – Eastham Energy All-Star – Tempe, Arizona

    * Jan. 28 – Senior Bowl – Mobile, Alabama

    * Feb. 5 – Dixie Gridiron Classic – St. George, Utah

    I read Mike Leach used to be one of the owners till he Tucson Padres bought the rights to the game a few weeks ago.

  270. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:26 pm

    Word is gotta be careful and take things with a grain of salt when it comes from Mrs. Fehokko. Just ask what happened with the FBU situation.

  271. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:27 pm

    Sam did not play his senior year? What happened?

  272. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 7:28 pm

    Good news, Newbie. Sam Fehokko will be in excellent

    company with Pat Hill, Dick Tomey, and McBride. Maybe

    those foxes will once again be coaching somewhere soon?

  273. newbie January 5, 2012 7:33 pm

    273, yes its its, i think its really good when a local boy gets that kind of opportunity and that coaching group is awesome. saw that a couple WARRIORS are playing in senior bowls. Great way to finish off their senior year. 272 it was in the paper and online, you can google it, says he left the team just before his senior season started. dont know why though, the article i read didnt say

  274. newbie January 5, 2012 7:35 pm

    272 what is FBU and what situation?

  275. Ipu Man January 5, 2012 7:37 pm

    Meanwhile we can all look forward to the SMU game Saturday against Pitt…

  276. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:38 pm

    Newbie, wow, he left the team and he is still playing in a senior all star bowl? He is on the official roster of the Bowl? Really?

  277. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:42 pm

    Newbie, FBU is the Football University, owned by Bryan Mcginues (not sure how to spell his name) FBU ran that Mainland vs Hawaii Senior all star game at the stadium a few years ago. FBU is a deal where kids pay $$$ to participate in their camps and get coached by ex NFL pros and pro coaches. Well I hear Mrs. Fehokko was “the Hawaii director of FBU” and was part of a bad deal, or a deal gone bad. Don’t want to say how it went down but it was not pretty. Needless to say, she was excommunicated by FBU and they want no affiliation with her.

  278. mikesmith January 5, 2012 7:46 pm

    Newbie, my prediction is that the youngest Fehokko kid who is playing at Farrington H.S.(don’t know what year he is) Will be pumped up by Mrs Fehokko as the next greatest prospect out of Hawaii. She will have the kid’s name all over the internet, on the news, everywhere, the magnitude of the hype machine is huge. Mark my words, when you see it in action you will remember what I said.

    By the way, what happened to her other son, V.J. Who she claimed Texas Tech offered as a 10th grader and who she claimed was offered by the entire pac 10. He is at Utah, did he make All American yet?

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  280. Cedrick Sibeto January 5, 2012 7:51 pm

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  281. Kekoa January 5, 2012 7:53 pm

    Al ~ Has your birdie said anything about Anthony Siilata coming home to play for UH? It seems a misdirected, drunken Mynah bird showed up in my backyard chirping about this being the case. Please confirm.

  282. azwarrior22 January 5, 2012 7:53 pm

    Why is Vili the Warrior, when none of his kids go to Hawaii???

  283. al January 5, 2012 8:10 pm

    282…check back later. does he even have any eligibility left?

  284. mikesmith January 5, 2012 8:10 pm

    283. Were any of his kids offered at UH? I guess that is an entirely different blog. Don’t want to revisit the recruiting policies that Doris told us about.

  285. kev-1 January 5, 2012 8:23 pm

    The coaching situation . . .

    I guess Rolo and Tuioti had good phone interviews if they are getting in person interviews next week, right? Anyone hear any news on coaching hires lately?

    Dying for some UH football news.

  286. mikesmith January 5, 2012 8:38 pm

    Kev-1, no news online, no news on the news, no news on da radio, no news. Norm must be putting together some big news and when it comes, it will blow us away.

  287. papajoe2 January 5, 2012 8:44 pm

    #287, hoping anyway.

  288. Bugaz January 5, 2012 8:48 pm


    + 1000

  289. kev-1 January 5, 2012 8:49 pm

    287, 288 . . . hoping too. I guess we can’t expect to hear much about coaching candidates while Chow and company only have a short contact period for recruiting. Gotta focus on that. Something big coming this weekend then.

  290. kev-1 January 5, 2012 8:49 pm

    is it true that no news is good news?

  291. madeinhawaii January 5, 2012 8:54 pm

    I’d like to see Colt at the Argonauts try outs.. if only for the good ole times… even Greg Alexander would be good, if his knee is all fixed up.

  292. Oahuan January 5, 2012 9:17 pm

    #278…I was working that and she blew it for all of us.

  293. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:19 pm

    Congrats to the Volley Bows for taking care of business with a good showing.

  294. Bugaz January 5, 2012 9:23 pm

    Maybe Rolo and Tuioti will be decided upon based on who coach Chow is able to bring in this week. I really hope coach can get some great assistants, but also hope there’s room on the staff for these two. Best of luck to all parties.

  295. kev-1 January 5, 2012 9:33 pm

    now there’s a guy I’d like to read a “where are they now” about . . . Greg Alexander

  296. Slugger January 5, 2012 9:35 pm

    Good MVB game. Replay on at 10 pm, I think.

  297. Kevin January 5, 2012 9:37 pm


    January 5th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    now there’s a guy I’d like to read a “where are they now” about . . . Greg Alexander


    Mario Cox.

  298. Eonatoa January 5, 2012 9:39 pm

    Anyone else think nick castello is Elvis reincarnated? Im just sayin!

  299. Eonatoa January 5, 2012 9:41 pm

    Sorry, i meant sam biscaro! Read the wrong caption!

  300. louis vuitton bags January 5, 2012 9:45 pm

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  301. al January 5, 2012 9:50 pm

    299…did you mean nick west?

  302. jm2375 January 5, 2012 10:10 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Good game by the vb Warriors. Stretch was in mid-season form. 🙄 😆

    My question – where was everyone? That was one of the smallest crowds I’ve seen in a long time. Screecher and her friend got to sit in the Fantastic Fan seats tonight. Beginner’s luck – it was her friend’s first Warrior vb game ever.

    New rule this year – 2 liberos can be suited up for a game. Didn’t see it tonight but Harrison Phelps is the 2nd libero.

  303. PowderPuff January 5, 2012 10:17 pm

    Yup, good game tonight, Ms. jm2375. Everyone is tall compared to me, but wow…Coach Wade has some *TALL* boys on that team. The first 4 starters they introduced were 6’6″!

    Biscaro looks like one of Da Braddahs to me…forget which one, but the taller one.

  304. d1shima January 5, 2012 10:24 pm

    I think coaches should have some scruples & respect for each other’s work & effort in the recruiting world.

    Really? And should they also pay each other’s bills when they get fired?

    Wanna make your program “poach-proof”?

    Jus ween!

  305. d1shima January 5, 2012 10:28 pm

    Congratulations VolleyBows!

  306. kruzen January 6, 2012 12:03 am

    Congrats to MVB!

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  308. krump1_AKA_protector January 6, 2012 12:51 am

    Eonatoa on #299-300,

    I agree with al (#302) that it’s Nick West, the tall skinny dude with the “mutton chop” sideburns that could be an Elvis impersonator although I think the new Kiwi (Timmer) and Germanator II (Marks) will have even more female fans squealing, I’ll wager. I might go with your Nick Castello comment if you’re referring to Rob Schneider’s satirical take on post-nuclear Elvis with the mutated arms though.

  309. Slugger January 6, 2012 12:54 am

    The picture of Sam Biscaro that ST posted above looks like a young Elvis. I don’t think Nick West looks like Elvis. His sideburns are too big for the older Elvis look. My niece was wondering “what was on his face?” Guess she’s never seen sideburns that big. On the other hand, I saw Elvis when he was young and not fat, playing at the Civic Center. Sam has that look in the pic above.

    OK, enough non-football talk… Night all!

  310. bighilofan2 January 6, 2012 1:25 am

    286. i’m hoping too.

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  312. wafan January 6, 2012 3:07 am

    Great 1st Aloha Friday!

  313. wafan January 6, 2012 3:07 am

    Go coaches!

  314. wafan January 6, 2012 3:08 am

    Bravo to the VolleyBows!


  315. newbie January 6, 2012 5:07 am


  316. d1shima January 6, 2012 6:19 am

    Great Morning All!

    It’s a great day to be out recruiting!

  317. BigHiloFan2 January 6, 2012 6:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Go Warriors. Go get em coaches!

  318. Bulla January 6, 2012 7:34 am



    Any day is a good day for recruiting, because it’s not only about the now, but about the future. You don’t harvest everything in one season, gotta keep planting the seeds, gotta keep nurturing the other potential ‘fruit’. It’s not a one season crop, it’s a continual crop with new fruit each year…..Let’s go coaches, show the student=athletes some love, HE who educates the market, dominates the market….


  319. Bulla January 6, 2012 7:35 am

    sorry about the bold type, whew, these poly fingers… can? haha

  320. Da Punchbowl Kid January 6, 2012 7:51 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Keep it rollin’ Coaches!

  321. Bulla January 6, 2012 8:09 am


    how you doing?

  322. tommui January 6, 2012 8:19 am


    See all the usual suspects up early – BULLA, DPK, BHF2, d1Shima, Slugger et al.

    Wafan, how’s your School Admin doing?

  323. Ipu Man January 6, 2012 8:22 am

    Tiger’s ex demolished her $12.3-million oceanfront mansion she purchased just last year. Rumor has it she used a Nike putter…

  324. Slugger January 6, 2012 8:23 am

    Morning, gang!

  325. Da Punchbowl Kid January 6, 2012 8:24 am

    DPK is doin good, Herr Buller, thanks. How you?

    Good morning Judge.

  326. Bulla January 6, 2012 8:28 am

    just like da old dayz wit dis crowd….. lots to be said about dem dayz, nevah have all da spam musubi around causing troubles, but das why we smile, to all da Tsaikos out dere, have one butt cracking, no slacking kind of friday 🙂

  327. Slugger January 6, 2012 8:30 am

    Happy birthday, Elvis!

    Doesn’t Sam Biscaro look like the King in this photo? 😀

  328. Dennis Halloran January 6, 2012 8:39 am

    Any Justin Alo sightings?

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