“The Noke”; Warrior Bowl rosters

The Warriors today uveiled “The Noke,” a scheme in which running back Inoke Funaki takes the direct snap.
“I am so honored,” left guard Ray HIsatake said, “to be in an offense named after a great man. Inoke is a living legend.”
It will be an easy transition for Funaki, who played quarterback during his first four years at UH. There’s a twist in the scheme in which quarterback Greg Alexander can curl deeper into the backfield, creating a double-pass option.
The only drawback is Funaki, not wearing the protective orange jersey assigned to quarterbacks, was a live target during team drills. He suffered a cut on the left side of his neck from linebacker Po‘okela Ahmad.
“He went for the jugular,” Funaki said.
“Did I do that?” Ahmad said. “Everybody keeps telling me I did that. I’m going to say I’m sorry.”
In other UH developments:
• Greg McMackin said defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga will go on scholarship this summer. McMackin said he has one scholarship to give. Among the candidates are  slotback Jon Medeiros, outside linebacker Corey Paredes, wideout Daniel Lofton and kicker Brett Symonds.
• With tweaking injuries to cornerbacks Tank Hopkins (back) and Jeramy Bryant (right ankle), nickelback Richard Torres and Lewis Walker were the No. 1 corners today. Steve Christian also got a lot of reps at corner.
• Right wideout Malcolm Lane finally broke out with some big plays. In one, he juked a defender before scooting into the end zone.

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Warrior Bowl rosters:


QB: Shane Austin, Greg Alexander, Steele Jantz.
RB: Inoke Funaki, Jayson Rego, Kimo Alo, Kahekili Kalalau.
SB: Kealoha Pilares, Greg Salas, Ryan Henry.
WO: Rodney Bradley, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Daniel Lofton, Royce Pollard, Jett Jasper, corey Paclebar.
OL: John Estes, Austin Hansen, David Garness, Adrian thomas, Tuiatua Tuiasosopo, Raphael Ieru, Bronson Tiwanek, Aaron Kia, Steven Rodenhurst.
DL:Abraham Cavaco-Amoy, Alema Tachibana, Geordon Hanohano, Cameron Allen-Jones, Ikaika Mahoe, Quentin Beaver, Elliott Purcell, Rocky Savaiigaea, Waylon Lolotai, Aaron Rink, David Hafoka, Alasi Toilolo.
LB: Brashton Satele, Vili Nauahi, Josh Andrews, Josh Rice, Joseph Malabuyoc, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane,
DB: Lametrius Davis, Tank Hopkins, Lewis Walker, Kawika Ornellas, Richard Torres, Jordan Gomes, F Papalii, Mana Silva,
Head coach: Cal Lee

QB: Brent Rausch, Bryant Moniz,
RB: Leon Wright-Jackson, Kennedy Carlson, Joey Cadiz,
SB: Jon Medeiros, Dustin Blount, Rick Taylor, Matt Kiel, Hogan Rosehill, Miah Ostrowski,
WO: Jovonte Taylor, Troy Lauduski, Joe Avery, Mike Tinoco, Malcolm Lane.
OL: Laupepa Letuli, Levi Legay, Matagisila Lefiti, Joey Lipp, Lucas Kennard, Brysen Ginlack, Ray Hisatake, Andrew Faaumu, Clayton Laurel, Drew Uperesa, Daniel Johnson,
DL: Victor Clore, Tuika Tufaga, Bo Montgomery, John Fonoti, Keahi Watson, Brett Leonard, Tua Mahaley, Chris Leatigaga, Vaughn Meatoga, Liko Satele, Haku Correa.
LB: Po‘okela Ahmad, Corey Paredes, Mana Lolotai, Marc Moody, Art Laurel,
DB: Spencer Smith, Jeramy Bryant, Rykin Enos, Steve Stepter, Cody Walker, Marvin Judd, Kenny Estes, Steven Christian,
Head coach: Ron Lee.

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It’s Administrative Assistant’s Day, so raise a glass to the folks who really run the athletic department:
• Jeannie Lee
• Bobbie Omoto
• Erika Buder-Nakasone
• Kalei Miyahana
And, of course …Bianca Tokumoto


  1. Stretch April 22, 2009 6:41 am

    Whoa – how come sooooo early today??

  2. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 6:43 am

    It’s because I fell asleep so early last night.
    Ever wake up and you don’t know where you are? I felt like Homey.

  3. Stretch April 22, 2009 6:45 am

    What??!!?? You woke up in the back of a truck??

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks to ALL the Administrative Assistants, tell your bosses to take you out for a nice lunch.

  4. lava April 22, 2009 6:45 am

    top 5 🙂

  5. lava April 22, 2009 6:46 am

    ST, did you ever find out if Gary Nagy is in school at UH?

  6. NYUH April 22, 2009 6:52 am

    So if Texas secedes as their governor suggested, does that mean all its football teams are ineligible to be part of the NCAA? No UT, Texas A&M, SMU? Hey, UH could even reclaim the passing title if Texas Tech was not eligible.

  7. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 6:58 am

    Morning all…


    If Texas secedes from the US… hmm… Castro would apply for a travel visa. The Somalian Pirates would look to set up a base in the Gulf. Japan would try to negotiate an oil deal. June Jones would be out of a job.

  8. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 7:06 am


    RE: The Swap Meet

    Before 1 PM the Swap Meet is in full swing and parking is pretty much that recessed area fronting the ticket office on the K-Mart end of the parking lot. After 1:30 the crowds and vendors start to thin out. By two-thirty half are gone and one can weave in closer to the entrances around the Stadium. By three, most of the vendors are gone.

  9. ShaneFalco April 22, 2009 7:07 am

    Had the honor and pleasure of attending the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl game and the debut of Ken Niumatalolo as the Head Coach of the Naval Academy Football Team. Went with a couple local guys and we all had a sense of excitement and pride in what was happening. And the fact he became the HC for a US Service Academy during a time of war and the bowl game taking place in San Diego…..super special, super chicken skin. From the kinda low Navy jet flyover (small kine shi shi da bibidis) to their inspiring fight song to the great game itself, it was an event that I will pridefully remember and tell of for the rest of my life.

  10. duffer April 22, 2009 7:18 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  11. koakane iphone April 22, 2009 7:18 am

    Morning to all and happy admin assistance to all who help run their offices.

  12. hwnstln April 22, 2009 7:19 am

    almost top10???? Just lurking from da west coast. Aloha to my old buddies al, steveM. Have a “great day” to the SoCal Tsaikos!!

  13. Brie April 22, 2009 7:20 am

    Good morning everyone 🙂

  14. koakane iphone April 22, 2009 7:21 am

    Hey hey duffer are you and whitey planning to attend the scrimmage or tgate this sat.

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 7:24 am

    Good Morning All!

  16. duffer April 22, 2009 7:25 am

    Maybe I can be Stretch’s admin assistant 🙂


    No, I don’t think so, I have a fund raiser for junior golf on Sunday. Whitey’s playing in that tournament.

  17. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 22, 2009 7:30 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  18. vballfan1 April 22, 2009 7:30 am

    Hey Stephen so apparently some of the top applicants for the men’s volleyball coach are Charlie Wade, Mark Presho, Reed Sunahara, Scott Wong and Mike Sealy,
    Any others that you have heard about?

    I wonder if any current MPSF/D1 head coaches have applied.

  19. Piper's son April 22, 2009 7:37 am

    Morning kind hearts!

    Looking forward to the Spring Game. Got to go to a 95th birthday party first – so I guess no blood sausage or whatever. See you at the game if I can convince my wife to leave the party a tad earlier!

  20. Hawaiianbod April 22, 2009 7:37 am

    g’morning Tsaikos! happy hump day.


  21. al ™ April 22, 2009 7:49 am

    happy admin day to the ones who really run the department.

  22. al ™ April 22, 2009 7:50 am


    good to hear from you. i guess i will see you in september. where will you be staying?

  23. chawan_cut April 22, 2009 7:51 am

    Congratulations to all of them! Great people!

  24. chawan_cut April 22, 2009 7:52 am

    or is it Thanks instead of congrats?

  25. katsa48 April 22, 2009 7:58 am

    Thanks to all the great admin out there! 🙂 happy earth day, too!

  26. J.J. Kaho'ohanohano April 22, 2009 8:03 am

    What about Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano? I might be a little bias, but she seems to be in a great deal of good press at UH with regards to the athletic department.

  27. (Jesse)James April 22, 2009 8:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…thanks to all the administrative professionals out there….they do run things…..

    Whoa, I like be stretch’s administrative professional for today..since he is buying lunch…mwahahahahahaha

    KK…so what did the DOE provide??? Manapua, noodles, doughnuts, chicken, steak,,,,,,

  28. duffer April 22, 2009 8:25 am

    happy admin day to the ones who really run the department.

    Hey, hey, that’s not true all the time!

    Whoa, I like be stretch’s administrative professional for today..since he is buying lunch

    Sorry j/j, that job’s taken!

  29. SteveM April 22, 2009 8:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …and a “Good Day” wish to all the Admin Assistants!

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 8:35 am

    Here’s wishing all of the AAs a great day! Mahalo for everything you do!

  31. SteveM April 22, 2009 8:41 am

    al ™:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 am

    good to hear from you. i guess i will see you in september. where will you be staying?

    Al — check out this page (I’m envious and don’t want to say here). I could only afford Hooters… 😐


    …anyone else with new info/changes? Please email me.

  32. al ™ April 22, 2009 8:47 am

    umm. dpk….who you calling an alcoholic?

  33. al ™ April 22, 2009 8:48 am

    sm…..oh, i see. perhaps he has a frequent user card.

    and you, why hooters?

  34. Nalani April 22, 2009 8:50 am

    A shout out for Tsaiko’s:

    Na Leo w Kaukahi and many other great artists on KGMB TONIGHT 6:30pm “Life In These Islands”

  35. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 8:52 am

    Good morning all.

    SteveM – Next time bring enough money to Kuhio Ave. and you can get more than just Hooters.

  36. koakane™ April 22, 2009 8:52 am

    our admin assistance were provided with fruits covered with the cream topping like strawberry, pohai, philadelphia and chocolate to go with dem fruits, dim sum, freshed bakes bread/buns, pasteries, malasadas and chow mein.

    big boss latter taking them to lunch at Waikele CC while I run afternoon meetings till they return.

  37. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 8:54 am

    Hey Nalani! Yeah, I saw the commercial!

  38. koakane™ April 22, 2009 8:54 am

    oh yea jj DOE=headaches

  39. koakane™ April 22, 2009 8:56 am

    hey hey homey long time no nothing. how you doing? keeping the internal fires burning I bet bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    see you this saturday bright and early

  40. Nalani April 22, 2009 9:00 am

    Other things going on in my life, having a very busy week launching my newest artist Anuhea.

    If any Tsaikos are available after the game Saturday, she’s doing a FREE instore at Best Buy Honolulu 6pm and then a jam session at The Shack Waikiki 10pm (w 3 Plus). I’ve invited all the UH Football guys (quite a few of them have a crush on Anuhea already) and hoping a lot of them come. Kahai will be there with the “OL Mafia.”



    Hilarious! Anuhea’s CD Release video by none other than the “one dollah” guy….(He’s w OneHawaii BTW).

  41. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:01 am

    wow just noticed this on UH web site.

    The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet will be open during this time and fans must pay the $1 per person parking fee to enter the parking lot. Children ages 12 and under are FREE

  42. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 9:03 am

    Do Admin Asst still know shorthand and use a typewriter? Work is easier for them…word processing, spreadsheet/graph software, spell check, grammar check, auto page formatting, automated time entry, automated payroll, cell phones, blackberry’s, automated scheduling, PC’s and Mac’s and printers all connected via a LAN…I’ll take my coffee black.

    That’s why I’m going to Heald College and get my Admin Asst certificate. Security guard is getting too routine.

  43. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:05 am

    nalani can you and anuhea swing by the tgate do an informal den afta do a small fire sale if we can’t do the jam drive by lattas?

    just thinking out loud…

  44. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 9:05 am

    koakane – So what, you think I can pass for 12 and under? I get the height. Yep, see you bright and early on Saturday.

  45. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 9:05 am


    Yep Swap Meet in full bloom this Saturday.

    ergo, my post #8

  46. Kekoa April 22, 2009 9:06 am


    April 21st, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    For the Tsaiko’s planning on coming early for Breakfast on Saturday. The menu items available:

    ~ Eggs ‘n Portuguese sausage from Maui. Would have been eggs from Hilo, but BHF2 wen strangle doze birds!

    ~ Blood Sausage for Rob25 will prolly be turned down, so first come….

    ~ Animal parts of all shapes ‘n sizes for the grill.

    ~ Homemade Corn bread baked by Mrs. SailorBlue.

    ~ Plans are in the works for Guri-Guri to be served to the lucky first t-gators to arrive in time. Jason…here’s your chance!

    Of course there will be the usual array of sushi’s and other delicacies to choose from. Just come on down to celebrate our 1st t-gate of the year, and re-new old friendships.

    It’s also a good time to make new ones, and bit$$slap those trouble makers who been pickin’ on you via the blog!

  47. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:08 am

    homey the good one use all the above about and still whack down a plate of yummies at the same time.

  48. d1島 :-) April 22, 2009 9:08 am


    So if you get one 12 year-old fo’ drive your car in and do the old drive-in movie ride-in-the-trunk routine, going be FREE! 😀

  49. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 9:09 am

    Kekoa – What time is early?

  50. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:12 am

    mih 😳 my bad too much fuud aroma in the office

  51. (Jesse)James April 22, 2009 9:13 am

    homey…I heard KK said he wanted to be there by 6 a.m. LOL… depending on how work is this weekend, I may swing by early….like 8…and than leave and come back later…we shall see….

  52. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:13 am

    d1 betta yet do the three stooges move and walk in backwards to make dem think you leaving bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  53. d1島 April 22, 2009 9:15 am


    …that’s silly.


  54. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:15 am

    jj you wuush you betta finish cooking befoa you leave.

  55. al ™ April 22, 2009 9:16 am

    thanks for the heads up nalani.
    setting the dvr as we speak.

  56. koakane™ April 22, 2009 9:21 am

    adding to kekoa’s list one huge 40 cup kope percolator, ralph’s pot for hot water (tea), and majong set (diana you ready) challenge them.

  57. BIGWAVE96744 April 22, 2009 9:23 am

    Stephen did you wake up Wena and say, “Hey Baby.. Me so Homey”

  58. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 9:23 am

    Off to Costco for a hotdog snack!!!

  59. BIGWAVE96744 April 22, 2009 9:24 am

    mahalo to all the hard working A.P.’s

  60. BIGWAVE96744 April 22, 2009 9:26 am

    Happy belated bday 4/21 to #80 Tua Mahaley

  61. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 9:27 am

    Parking shouldn’t be a problem for the Stadium this Saturday unless more than 5K show up for autographs. If the bulk start meandering in after 2 pm most of the parking area will be open. If they arrive after 2:30, 75% of the Stadium parking lot will be cleared.

    UNLESS, all the vendors hang around for the scrimmage OR they think they can make money off of the fans.

  62. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 9:34 am

    Hmm… Just saw this in the “Top Breaking News”

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the entire state from noon tomorrow to 6 p.m. Friday.

    Hope it’s just a one-day thing. A passing deluge.

  63. d1島 April 22, 2009 9:42 am

    al ™:

    April 22nd, 2009 at 9:16 am
    thanks for the heads up nalani.
    setting the dvr as we speak.
    #1 al talks while he posts?
    #2 Note to self: be sure to post the song titles in real time as the broadcast plays just to p*ss off al.

  64. Nalani April 22, 2009 9:52 am

    Kekoa – you are very funny!

    I’ll just be happy if I can (hopefully) make it to the stadium in time to see Kahai get in for a few series! I’ll be on Perry and Price that morning with Linda Fehoko (Vili’s wife) to PR the All Poly Football Camp, and Anuhea will be on the radio live that morning too. Maybe you guys can blast the stereo at the tailgate and I can give a shout out to Tsaikos if they let me on the microphone.

  65. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 10:02 am

    Blast the stereo?

    I thought ‘stereo’ at Tsaiko Tailgate were the likes of Kekoa on the left, LizK on the right and Pride grounding both in the center.

  66. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 10:05 am

    recap … incase anyone forgot … just like me.


    1 p.m. — Stadium Gate Opens (Gate 4 only)

    1-2:30 p.m. — Autograph & Photo Session (south concourse)

    3 p.m. — Scrimmage (fan seating on Makai side)

  67. richfromOC April 22, 2009 10:28 am

    Thanks for reminding me that today is Admin Asst. Day…I totally forgot and if it was not for you I would really look stupid as well as not forgiven for a long time…the gift of appreciation was handed over after lunch but I figure there is no time limit in presenting office gifts, right?

  68. Kekoa April 22, 2009 10:32 am

    Nalani ~ We will be listening to the Perry & Price show! Be sure and stop by after with hubby and family to partake of the T-gate goodies.

    I’m thinking Coach Mack will play those who worked hard to prepare for Spring training. Kaha’i had established his work ethic in the weight room and then on the field. I believe he will get his share of pt because of his dedication to his craft. You tell him that the “Eyes of Tsaiko’s Are Upon him!”

    Note to MIH ~ We will postpone our normal T-gate warbling in order to listen to the broadcast. No promises of holding the noise down after that!

  69. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 10:40 am

    sh forum member cracker reports the following observations from today’s practice.

    went to 1st practice today. there was about 50 fans. all the t.v. and newspaper guys there. i watched the offense. they look very smooth. dont know names but will give some details on numbers.

    #11 was used as a qb in a new package. the way florida uses tebow. he is a real good runner/ slashing type.
    #12 the starting qb looks pretty decent, he is the best we got.
    #10 has great feet , and a quicker release and strong arm. he is about 6′.

    #3 is fast, good hands, cuts routes short at times but is constantly getting well coached by stuzz. seems to be #12’s favorite target.
    #89 on the other side did well too, but had a few drops, good speed .
    #5 seems to have the full package. catches EVERYTHING, great route runner and has real good speed. caught a lot of balls today
    #87 is a big target, but seems to lack consentration at times.
    #84 (i think) tall kid, awkward at times catches ball with body

    #1 big target, tough , great hands , a football player
    #21 is ‘the real deal’ lightning quick, hands, great routes.
    #88 looks to be the #3 guy.
    #2 nice job today. quick not fast, good hands.

    #23 is big
    #22 had some real nice runs
    #11 -see qbs. he is not the fastest but kid has great vision.

    Anybody wanna put names to the numbers?

  70. d1島 April 22, 2009 10:53 am

    Great stuff from practice today.
    Thanks Stephen.
    Thanks mih.

    Hope we see a lot of the High “Nokes” this season….

  71. al ™ April 22, 2009 10:54 am

    what’s the word on blount and j. taylor?

    sounds like lane still hasn’t conquered the dropsies. he should practice catching a baseball barehanded.

  72. Rob25 April 22, 2009 10:56 am

    #11 was used as a qb in a new package. the way florida uses tebow. he is a real good runner/ slashing type. Inoke Funaki
    #12 the starting qb looks pretty decent, he is the best we got. Greg Alexander
    #10 has great feet , and a quicker release and strong arm. he is about 6′. Shane Austin

    #3 is fast, good hands, cuts routes short at times but is constantly getting well coached by stuzz. seems to be #12’s favorite target. <b.Rodney Bradley
    #89 on the other side did well too, but had a few drops, good speed . Malcolm Lane
    #5 seems to have the full package. catches EVERYTHING, great route runner and has real good speed. caught a lot of balls today Billy Ray Stutzman
    #87 is a big target, but seems to lack consentration at times. Mike Tinoco
    #84 (i think) tall kid, awkward at times catches ball with body Joe Avery

    #1 big target, tough , great hands , a football player Greg Salas
    #21 is ‘the real deal’ lightning quick, hands, great routes. Kealoha Pilares
    #88 looks to be the #3 guy. Ryan Henry
    #2 nice job today. quick not fast, good hands. <Jon Medeiros

    #23 is big Leon Wright-Jackson
    #22 had some real nice runs Jayson Rego
    #11 -see qbs. he is not the fastest but kid has great vision. Inoke Funaki

  73. d1島 April 22, 2009 10:56 am

    Putting the info from the two observers today together one can understand why the receivers seemed to have the upperhand today.
    Hope the DB’s heal up fast.

  74. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 11:00 am

    Rick Tune also is applying.

  75. al ™ April 22, 2009 11:04 am

    ….and tino reyes?

  76. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 11:05 am

    I think today was the first time Torres played corner all spring.

  77. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 11:07 am

    Tino Reyes is applying.

  78. al ™ April 22, 2009 11:11 am

    what are his chances?

  79. al ™ April 22, 2009 11:12 am

    okay everybody get ready for the “noke shuffle”.

  80. letsgowarriors April 22, 2009 11:23 am

    did blount practice today?

    and whatever happened to steve stepter?

  81. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 11:24 am

    al – Are you going to teach the “noke shuffle” to everyone at the t-gate?

  82. Garret April 22, 2009 11:27 am

    Congratulations to Tuika Tufaga!

  83. Garret April 22, 2009 11:28 am

    I’m glad that UH worked on “The Noke”! The Wildcat formation is hard for NFL defenses to cover, so The Noke should be quite effective for UH.

  84. duffer April 22, 2009 11:28 am

    Let’s see, forgot to include my W-2 in my State return, mailed it one day late, forgot (never knew) it’s admin assistant day. So now, in addition to the Dept Of Taxation on my tail, I’ve got three ladies all nuha with me for not taking them for lunch.

    Can it get any worse?

  85. Garret April 22, 2009 11:29 am

    This mock draft has Mouton going to the 49ers. I don’t post most of these mock drafts that mention the Warriors, but I’m sure that A-House would like Mouton to go to the 49ers.

    5b. Ryan Mouton, CB, Hawaii – At 5’9, 187 lbs, Mouton definitely doesn’t bring much size to the secondary. At the same time he seems to have a lot of athleticism and really likes to hit folks. While he might turn into a solid NFL corner, I see him as more of a special teams guy. Anybody who is small and likes to hit people seems to work well as a special teams option.

  86. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 11:30 am

    duffer – If you are getting money back then no worry about the lateness of your taxes.

  87. Garret April 22, 2009 11:31 am

    Another update on Mouton. I guess Mouton couldn’t have that private workout with the Bears DB coach that had been reported last week because of his hamstring injury.

    Also, updating a report from last week on Hawaii cornerback Ryan Mouton. He will have a private workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week in Texas. Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke had gone to Los Angeles to work Mouton out at his pro day but he suffered a pulled hamstring there.

  88. Garret April 22, 2009 11:32 am

    Mike Leach is upset that the NFL downgrades his QBs…this sounds a lot like what JJ and UH fans were saying on Colt’s behalf last year.

    A strong proponent of the spread offense, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach doesn’t understand why NFL personnel are so critical of the high-powered offensive scheme.

    “Most of the league runs spread offenses and yet they’ll be critical of them,” Leach said during Tuesday’s Big 12 Conference call. “At some point you’ve got to wonder how many of those guys from the NFL even know what a spread offense is _ or maybe their definition’s different.

    “But you look at New England, that’s a spread offense. You look at the Arizona Cardinals, that’s a spread offense. You look at the Green Bay Packers, that’s a spread offense. The Seattle Seahawks _ a spread offense. And I can definitely go on.”

    Leach mostly hears that he turns his quarterbacks into “system” quarterbacks who are never prepared for the NFL. That includes QB Graham Harrell, who set a lot of records at Tech and will be drafted at some point this weekend.

    “My favorite of all is when they say, “Well, they don’t think the (QB) can snap from under center,’ ” Leach said. “So you’ll have somebody _ whether it’s their GM or a scout or whoever he is _ and that guy will be ages 30-to-75, and he doesn’t think that he can teach a world-class athlete to do something that he can probably do himself.

  89. Garret April 22, 2009 11:34 am

    Shawn Withy-Allen is doing well this season in Fayetteville.

    Fayetteville is led by quarterback Shawn Withy-Allen, with him under center the Guard sports the AIFA’s 2nd best passing efficiency completing 62.6% of his passes and has allowed the second fewest sacks only surrendering four in five games.

  90. Garret April 22, 2009 11:37 am

    The Athletic Department budget at Nevada has increased over 300% in the past 8 years! Their associate ADs have gotten big percentage raises and some of the coaches have gotten nice raises, as shown in the table.

    The athletic department’s budget increased 304% from 2000-1, far and away the biggest increase of any other state-designated budget area. To dig a little deeper into this increase, below is a look at athletic department salary increases from 2003-4 to 2008-9.

  91. MeiLing April 22, 2009 11:38 am

    Mahalo to all of the Administrative Assistants today, and every day! We know it you who keeps the cogs in motion.

  92. MeiLing April 22, 2009 11:39 am

    oops, it = it’s

  93. A-House April 22, 2009 11:47 am


    Thanks for the mock draft info on Mouton going to the 49ers. Wouldn’t mind seeng Veikune with the 9ers also.

    Keeping dream alive that Niners will draft Sanchez #10 and then ship him off to Washington for Colt and a #2 or #3 pick next year. Again, part of this trade is Bess coming to the 49ers for a late 6th round choice this year. After all, Bess was an undrafted players last year. Plus, Miami looking to draft another WR this year.

    After the draft or during the draft, Niners can contact Grice-Mullin with an offer.

    WOW, us 49er fans will be in hog heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. A-House April 22, 2009 11:54 am

    Admin Assistants are like NCO’s in the military for it’s they that really run the show and make things go.

    Best to all of them out there – wherever you may be!

  95. NYUH April 22, 2009 12:08 pm

    MiH and Rob,

    Thanks for the info.

    #23 is big Leon Wright-Jackson
    #22 had some real nice runs Jayson Rego
    #11 -see qbs. he is not the fastest but kid has great vision. Inoke Funaki

    Hope that means LWJ is going to be a hell of a blocker.

  96. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 12:24 pm

    If Leon block effectively, he’ll be in for most of the game, that would give him plenty of oportunities to get his hands on the ball. I think it’s safe to say that we all want to see him have a break out senior year.

  97. MeiLing April 22, 2009 12:33 pm

    Did I miss Tua’s berfday? Happy belated berfday, Tua Mahaley!
    You got some of the best hair ~ too bad we don’t get to see the ‘fro without the helmet-head style.

    Nice morning at practice, even though I pulled a Tsai & got there late. There’s always tomorrow…

    Esme & out… Go enjoy the earth…walk on it…

  98. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 12:35 pm

    Another SH update on practice today … this one from “Kahaluu Imua Warriors”

    Had to drop off my wife in town for a 7am doctor’s appointment, guess where I went? First negative news; the QBs didn’t look as sharp today and Lane dropped a couple passes, besides that there was a lot of up side.

    Offense: WRs and Slots look good again, Blount and Jovonte has speed and it showed this morning and so does Rodney Bradley who continues to impress. Great one handed bullet pass Ro Bra (Bradley) caught in drills. Ryan Henry, Salas, and Medeiros looked very good and consistent. I was never high on Lofton but he has improved a lot and I see why the coaches can’t pick starters which is good bad news. Hope to see a rotation at these skilled reciever spots. At the end of practice the team ran a few special plays with Funaki at QB. I’m not going to give the plays away but they looked good and it will mix up future Defenses. I’d rather he take the snaps as a half back but I’m not the HC. Rego had a good tough run up the belly of the D. The Oline (first and second team) looked pretty good. They did beat the D in half the plays in their line drills which is way better than last year when they hardly every beat the D at all. New coaches are doing their job. By the way who’s the guy helping out with the linebackers? Also future looks bright. Young Stutzmann looked good and the Garness kid looks great for a 1st year kid, has a good future with the Warriors. First looks at him I though he was too soft but the Coaching staff was smart to wait on him and with his hard work on weights, and maturity the delay is paying of well.

    Defense: Speaking of the future, Lewis Walker is getting some playing time and is coming along well. Kenny Estes is also seeing some good playing time. Hanohano and Correa is getting field time but I wish Paipai would. The big red-shirt freshman is still not in pads but is in some drills. Young Meatoga got praise from Coach Mac and told all the oher D-tackles to follow his example in fighting hard in getting across the line of scrimage fast. I see Leatigaga playing D-tackle, I think a good move because of his size. I think Fonoti got a pick but I didn’t save my notes on my phone 🙁

    Lastly talked to one of the big Frietas boys who played for Arizona. Asked him why he didn’t stay since he was a UH fan. He said for he and his brother 2 words: Duane Akina. Too bad we don’t have Akina on our staff. Being a coach now at Texas, we can’t afford him. Maybe the future. Frietas is also the cousins of center John Estes and also to big Kainoa LaCount who Frietas says is in JC to get the right classes for UH. Hope to see him in the summer.

  99. d1島 April 22, 2009 12:41 pm

    Mahalo again mih!

    Very detailed stuff; love it! 🙂

  100. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 12:47 pm

    I hope UH has already pre-processed all the rest of LaCount’s credits so that they will know immediately if he qualifies or not after this semester. That’s one big guy that everyone seems to be looking forward to.

  101. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:06 pm

    How’s the left tackle position competition going? Anyone? Pride.?

  102. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:20 pm

    Who is bringing the grilling supplies on Saturday?

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 1:27 pm

    The “Noke”. Perfect.

  104. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 1:35 pm

    Thanks to all who posted the practice reports.

  105. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:41 pm

    Woke up from a small kine nap and only DPK posted…

  106. A-House April 22, 2009 1:44 pm


    Wonder if Akina did make a BIG difference for them as a coach?

    Did Akina get down graded on the coaching staff at Texas? Thought someone posted something last year about a “new” Associate Head Coach. or, Texas has a bunch of “associate head coach” positions?

    Maybe Garret can comment on this.

  107. A-House April 22, 2009 1:45 pm


    define “grilling supplies”.

  108. A-House April 22, 2009 1:47 pm

    Wonder how effective the “Noke” will be once it’s used in a game?

    One will presume that UH has a “number” of options in running this play – run or pass; different receiver/routes, etc.

  109. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:47 pm

    DPK – You coming to the t-gate and game on Saturday?

  110. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:51 pm

    A-House – The charcoal, fire starting tool, fire accelerant, grilling utensils, and a griller.

  111. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 1:59 pm

    A-House – When the Warriors run the “Noke” I think the D would expect run. It all comes down to BLOCKING! Run a few running plays with this formation then all of a sudden hit Pilares or Salas on a slot streak pattern. It’s fun being a sofa king coach!

  112. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:03 pm

    Doesn’t Funaki receive the ball in the RB position? So the defense really has no idea when the “Noke” will be run, right? Or did I miss something, like always?

  113. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:05 pm

    off topic here…

    I was looking at pics of Saturn streaming in from outerspace and saw this one that looks like there’s someone walking on the outer ring of Saturn… Maybe GOD fixing holes in the universe?


  114. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 2:14 pm

    mih – according to post #98, it seems he is taking it from the QB position.

  115. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:15 pm


    I doubt that “pre-processed” is in the bureaucrat-ese dictionary….much less their realm of thought!

  116. lava April 22, 2009 2:22 pm

    I assume the Noke package is pronounced No-Key (2 syllables for you math folks), and not one, like bloke.

    And has there been a Nagy sighting?

  117. (Jesse)James April 22, 2009 2:24 pm

    Homey…KK has my plastic container that has the grilling supplies in it. Not sure if there is any charcoal but should have the tongs, shovel, lighter fluid, lighter, and so on….

  118. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:25 pm


    But if you look at the top of this blog.. it’s described as

    “The Warriors today u(n)veiled “The Noke,” a scheme in which running back Inoke Funaki takes the direct snap … /… There’s a twist in the scheme in which quarterback Greg Alexander can curl deeper into the backfield, creating a double-pass option.

    Which kind of indicates that he is lined up as an RB.

  119. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:26 pm

    …I think the charcoal is in the wheelbarrow!

  120. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:27 pm



    So is that Nagy with two syllables as in “na-gee” or one syllable as in ex-wife

  121. koakane™ April 22, 2009 2:27 pm

    homey not to worry I got the grilling supplies and we using the grill at the cabana

    wow dat must of been one good hot dog snack to put you out for a couple of hours if only now you getting up 😯

    well off to the high school to catch round two of the bball playoffs lattas 😮

  122. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:29 pm


    I think you got it right…snap the ball to the RB instead of the QB.

    But that leaves one less blocker if the QB stays in the formation….

  123. COPO April 22, 2009 2:32 pm


    Duane Akina is Assistant Head or Associate – one of the two, was Co-Defensive Coordinator in 2007 with Larry MacDuff, LM was released as Co-DC and new DC hired for 2008 Beauchamp, Duane continues in his role as defensive backs coach / Co-Defensive Coordinator.

  124. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:33 pm

    We need to whisper when talking about the “Noke”. Just in case opponents are reading. We want the “Noke” to be a surprise. Shhhhhhhhhhh. I’ll be talking about new schemes that the coaches didn’t install, just to throw off the opponents who may hear us whispering.

  125. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:35 pm

    Whoah. Easy MIH.

  126. bigwaverider April 22, 2009 2:37 pm

    It seems like our future is going to be bright. stut2 is very good and very well polished. does not seem like a h.s. senior! hope they redshirt him! then we have 4 years of him.

    #2 is pretty darn good too. looks like he will be in the mix.

    missed #18 out there today. he is the #1 corner in my book.

  127. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:37 pm

    Howzit Pride.!

    Howzabout dat Muddle Huddle, eh? 😉

  128. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:39 pm

    Muddle Huddle worked to perfection in today’s practice.

  129. Maverick April 22, 2009 2:40 pm

    Garrets Mock Draft with A-house’s re: on post # 93- for Colt being reunited with his receiver corp and the Niners.
    This would be the ultimate Wet Dream. i.e Hawaii’s Get Wet situation.

    My 49’ers excitment from the 80’s would be more exciting and colorful than hanging on Haight Ashbury st. in the 60’s.

    Thanks for the moment

  130. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 2:40 pm

    mih – I guess there are variations of the Noke since 2 people may have seen it run differently. Come game time I’ll look out for the play and yell “NOKE, NOKE”. That should wake Koakane up.

  131. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:41 pm

    The Pistol looked good today also. Offense is perfect for LWJ.

  132. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:43 pm


    Jus’ be careful he no wake up and try give you a “noogie” 🙄

  133. chawan_cut April 22, 2009 2:44 pm

    I’m sorry, but I will not be able to attend the KK after all. Work calls me away again.
    Lefty said he’ll still go and do his 80s music marathon….

  134. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:44 pm


    Although they just implementing it, the Elephant set with Heun at TB should be devastating once the timing comes around! 😛

  135. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:44 pm

    D1. I like that short yardage offense that they unveiled today. They ran a power-I with Huen and Brashton as the up-backs and Rego as the tailback. Coaches said that they will also put Pilares at the tail and have him jump over the top in goal-line situations.

  136. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:45 pm

    We need some C/W (both kinds!) at the KK…hope L10PC shows up!

  137. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:46 pm

    D1, we must have went to the same practice, I didn’t see you. You must have been up by the dorms.

  138. koakane™ April 22, 2009 2:46 pm

    shoyu noke, hokey poke, oke dokey, muddle huddle, curly shuffle, whatevahs as long as the ball moves north and south, homey shows up to cook all’s good.

  139. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:47 pm

    Please.. just don’t do the Hula-T. Or whatever it was called back then.;-)

  140. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 2:47 pm

    With the stable of running backs I can’t wait to see the wishbone. Run blocking, yeah babee!

  141. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:48 pm

    …or howabout that play-action to Mahaley coming outta the H-Back position?

  142. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 2:48 pm

    Garness’s dad is coming in from Alaska for Satruday’s Spring Game. Wonder if that flight goes straight North and South?

  143. koakane™ April 22, 2009 2:49 pm

    d1 I not worried when I do get up Homey is already at home asleep cause he no can stay afta 6 anyway.

  144. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:50 pm


    I was hiding behind DPK’s tree…..

    …..I showered after practice. 🙄

  145. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 2:50 pm

    Aww shucks, what’s a KK without chawan…did you come to the last one?

  146. A-House April 22, 2009 2:55 pm

    Is it “legal” for a RB to run-on-top-of OL to reach the goal line?

    Reason, it is illegal for a defender to jump onto the back(s) of the DL to block FGs or PATs. Last year, Tua was called for a 15-yard penalty for “leaning” on the back of a defensive player.

  147. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:57 pm

    April 22nd, 2009 at 2:50 pm


    I was hiding behind DPK’s tree…..

    …..I showered after practice.

    Oh, I didn’t know the tree was still standing. Need to tell Gary from field crew to shoot it down.

  148. d1島 April 22, 2009 2:58 pm


    IIRC the Hula-T was developed using a computer.

    At the time of its development all the UH computers ran on those IBM cards….legend has it that one particular individual was in charge of securing those cards.
    Alas! after one night of excessive celebration, the cards were found strewn across the floor in Klum Gym then hastily gathered and returned to The Coach for game-planning prior to the season opener against Texas A & I….the rest is history.

    That individual shall remain nameless but will be celebrating retirement soon from our educational system 😯


  149. Pride. April 22, 2009 2:59 pm

    Good question A-House.

  150. Pride. April 22, 2009 3:01 pm

    I like guys on both teams. Now I’m not sure which side of the stadium to sit, the mauka or makai.

  151. duffer April 22, 2009 3:01 pm


    Muddle Huddle worked to perfection in today’s practice.

    I thought that play was illegal. That one from Wagner’s era anyway.

  152. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:01 pm

    Not sure of the lyrics but this is my favorite country western song:

    Way out west (way out west)
    The story told (the story told)
    ‘Bout a bunch of cattle
    Tiny and bold (tiny and bold)
    Ridin’ tall (ridin tall)
    Tall in the saddle
    Hurdin’ cow the size of schnauzers but they’re cattle.
    YIPEE-YA-YEH mini sirlon burgers…
    YIPEE-YI-YO mini sirlon burgers…

  153. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:03 pm

    Pride. – Sit in the shade.

  154. Pride. April 22, 2009 3:04 pm

    Homey, was that you in the commercial?

  155. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:09 pm

    Pride. – Exactly what my daughter asked me!

  156. hapahaoleboy April 22, 2009 3:10 pm


    Pretty dead on the lyrics, except it’s actually bunch of “cowboys” in line 3…love the song!…Hyah!

  157. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:12 pm

    hapahaoleboy – Thanks for the correction. All I could think of was those small cows. hahahaha

  158. tmatt April 22, 2009 3:14 pm

    is that a typo or has brett leonard been moved to d-line?

  159. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:15 pm

    I’ll take the Makai and the points.

  160. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 3:16 pm

    Hmm.. looks to me like the stronger offense goes to Cal’s team while the stronger defense is in Ron’s team.

  161. YpoWarrior April 22, 2009 3:18 pm

    Coach Cal & the Mauka team has a lot of talent.

  162. Pride. April 22, 2009 3:20 pm

    Homey, you take makai and the shade is what you mean right?

  163. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:22 pm

    Pride. – Yep. You know fair skinned people like me burn easily.

  164. Nalani April 22, 2009 3:33 pm

    Oops #64 s/b koakane, not kekoa.

    I have 2 things on P&P Sat to listen for. First is Linda (Vili’s wife) with Amemiya to promote All Poly Football camp. I’ll ask Linda to shout out to Tsaiko’s if she can.

    Second is Anuhea. I think both of them around around the 10am hour.

    Unusual for me to not be on stage. I’m kinda liking this new hat I’m wearing.

  165. homey ℞ April 22, 2009 3:36 pm

    I hope Koakane doesn’t forget his radio.

  166. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 3:58 pm

    Let’s not forget about the A 11 offense that they’ve been working on… That should be really hard to stop.

  167. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 4:03 pm

    If we’re bringing all those plays back…I guess we all better start practicing our “Green-Machine” chant…

  168. Da Punchbowl Kid April 22, 2009 4:07 pm


    Yep. It never hurts to be prepared.

  169. Buffoman April 22, 2009 4:16 pm


    If they know that the “noke” is in play when Inoke is in and that the postol is being operated when LWJ is in, and they’re jumping when Pilares is in, how soon do you think the opponent’s d-coordinators would wise up to the fact that they just need to defense up against a predictable offense?

  170. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 4:27 pm

    No forget the secret hand signal to run the “Noke”… left hand held vertical over the nose.. right hand making the poke eye gesture…

  171. cheepono April 22, 2009 4:30 pm

    wait a minute!

    is brett leonard really gonna play DL for the warrior bowl or is that a typo?

  172. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 4:40 pm

    I’m curious as to how they split the teams up. Who or how did they decide who was on which team?

  173. d1島 April 22, 2009 5:01 pm


    The NCAA already stopped the A-11.

    …but Green Machine sounds good 🙂

  174. chawan_cut April 22, 2009 5:15 pm

    yeah i was there. i was commenting on you and koakane’s mandoo. you guys said it took 3 days to make.

  175. wafan April 22, 2009 5:18 pm

    c_c . . .

    Okay, I think most people here know what you are talking about when you say “. . . you and koakane’s mandoo”. But, still, it just does not look or sound right.


  176. (Jesse)James April 22, 2009 5:21 pm

    So, they’re developing a jumbo package for short yardage eh?? Good to hear….

    Homey…KK needs to bring his radio..and if it rains Friday, as predicted, he also needs to bring his blower…for the water…..LOL

  177. ai-eee-soos April 22, 2009 5:22 pm

    Brett Leonard on the D-line ???

    Yep, I noticed that too, post #171.

  178. Pride. April 22, 2009 5:46 pm

    So is Mack clever enough to use Tsai and the Tsaikos to deliberately stir up discussion of the “Noke” package on the blog and message boards, giving WAC defensive coordinators additional work over the summer trying to prepare for the “Noke”? hmmmm.

  179. koakane™ April 22, 2009 6:03 pm

    au’wyrte back from the hs bball game….PC ten run Kalani with grand salami bottom of 6th. was close game till the 3rd but kpitcher made bad decision added to poor execution. game went down hill from there. tomorrow Moanalua plays PC.

    will bring radio and blower if raining but if flooding homey bring both of your boards or pride might have to ship in a container. jj come early to cook and set up tent plus I need you to pick up something for me from Kam bakery sat morning.

  180. (Jesse)James April 22, 2009 6:08 pm

    KK…we go early den…like 7:30…if I’m gonna pick up stuff from Kam Bakery….plus, if I have to leave for work…..well, you know….we shall see though…

  181. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 6:16 pm

    Not sure if there’s a strategy, but he does read this blog.

  182. koakane™ April 22, 2009 6:24 pm

    no matta will be there any time, you make the call. homey you in?

  183. whitey April 22, 2009 6:29 pm

    51 players on each team which makes it very important for each player to showcase themselves as a player (both individually and team). If there only 105 that coach mc can invite to the start of fall camp, this game is going to be interesting because he has to make room for the other 20+ new players at the start of fall camp. my best to all the players.

  184. whitey April 22, 2009 6:32 pm

    to all the tsaikos attending the game on sat, have fun and enjoy our 2009 edition of warrior football. won’t be able to attend cause i promised to help kyeton’s jr golf program raise some money for their program on sunday morning (very early, so no darkside sat night).

  185. wafan April 22, 2009 6:36 pm


  186. wafan April 22, 2009 6:36 pm

    Good night all!!!

  187. Kekoa April 22, 2009 6:45 pm

    Watching “Life in These Isalnds”.

    Al ~ No need record the program, just ask me, I’ll tell you all about it at the T-gate. No, try wait…Koakane can tell you his version 1st, I’ll translate.

  188. Nalani April 22, 2009 6:48 pm

    Kahai is on “Makai” team. Typo inadvertently left his name off. Brett Leonard is also not DL.

    Props to the OL!

  189. Kekoa April 22, 2009 6:49 pm

    Whitey ~ How can I help with the fund raising for Keyton’s Golf program?

    Is there a chance that you may put your Spaceship up for auction?

  190. Stephen Tsai April 22, 2009 6:50 pm

    d1 actually had a great inside dope. UH kept practicing the fly sweep. But then it didn’t use it early. After that, it was used only with Mouton, which was the giveaway. UH doesn’t even practice it anymore.

  191. Kekoa April 22, 2009 7:12 pm

    Right on Nalani! Your message is heard Loud & Clear! Mahalo for you and the group for sharing your music with us.

  192. chawan_cut April 22, 2009 7:24 pm

    the Noke!

  193. The Future April 22, 2009 7:27 pm

    good read on david garnes OG. i love this kid too. big kid who needs coaching. he is the future as is:
    young o line:garnes , tuiososopo, uperesa,makainai and co.
    young qb’s: graves (big time qb), shutter (mwc type)
    young rb’s : Lister, rosehill
    young recvers: stutz (who is a PAC 10 RECEIVER) , ostrowski,destin stewart (big 8 boy)
    young DL: hanohano, correira, malapeai (all big time)
    young LB: g.d.l.
    young DB’s: tonga, alo, iosefa (steals form BYwho)

    I EXPECT TO SEE graves, stutz,hano, correira, etc on the field sooner rather than later BABY@@@ GO MACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. Hotels Sydney April 22, 2009 7:37 pm

    This is great. Very good morning all

  195. curveball April 22, 2009 7:38 pm

    The Future:
    Nice post……………………

  196. Ralph April 22, 2009 7:59 pm

    Life in These Islands one of the better programs I’ve seen in a very long time….thank you to whomever produced it….

  197. Garret April 22, 2009 8:00 pm

    It is sad how some people downgrade QBs, but at least they are consistent and put down the BCS Texas Tech just as much as they put down UH.

    Harrell is this year’s Colt Brennan, with huge stats in a gimmick offense and suspect tools.

  198. Garret April 22, 2009 8:03 pm

    It looks like the BCS might adopt pieces of the MWC’s proposed changes. Is it really better to have a 12-person committee (who could be stacked towards the BCS conferences) instead of the polls and computers?

    The BCS could decide to adopt parts of the playoff plan proposed by the Mountain West Conference, even as the group seems unlikely to scrap its current system of determining college football’s champion.

    Of the MWC proposal that he termed “a fundamental change,” Swofford said he agreed with MWC commissioner Craig Thompson’s assessment that the plan could be considered in one or two of its parts even if the playoff system is shot down by the college presidents.

    “A selection committee? Yes,” Swofford said, of a performance-based group replacing the computers and polls of the current formula.

  199. Garret April 22, 2009 8:04 pm

    First a player goes to Europe to play after finishing high school instead of going to college…now a San Diego high school student will skip his senior year to play pro basketball in Europe.

    Jeremy Tyler, a 6-foot-11 junior, dropped out of his San Diego High School and said he would skip his senior year to play professionally in Europe, The New York Times and Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday.

    Tyler, 17, will become the first player born in the United States to leave high school early to play professional basketball overseas. He is expected to come back in two years, when he is eligible for the NBA draft.

  200. Garret April 22, 2009 8:10 pm

    If Kahai and Brett Leonard are on the OL for the Makai team (thank you to Nalani for the info!), then Makai has 13 OL and Mauka has 9. Less reps for the Makai OL I guess.

    It looks like Cal probably got the bulk of the starters at the offensive skill positions, plus 3 of the current OL starters.

  201. Garret April 22, 2009 8:12 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Vehicles are being built to try to exceed 800 mph on land.

  202. Garret April 22, 2009 8:13 pm

    Startup company is developing nuclear reactors that run primarily on natural or depleted uranium instead of enriched uranium…this way, the reactors could be loaded up with fuel and sealed for 30-60 years, and nuclear waste would be reduced since depleted uranium is a waste product in the enrichment process.

  203. Garret April 22, 2009 8:13 pm

    Two engineering professors made commercial USB ultrasound probes compatible with smartphones–this will allow smartphone-compatible ultrasounds to image the kidney, liver, etc.

  204. Garret April 22, 2009 8:13 pm

    DARPA hopes to be able to come up with robots to train military dogs, replacing the human trainers used today.

  205. Garret April 22, 2009 8:15 pm

    For 5 years people in Brazil have been hacking into US military satellite transponders to use as ham radios (truck drivers), send coded warnings (rogue loggers in the Amazon), or to coordinate operations (drug dealers and organized crime groups). This means that when a US soldier needs to make an emergency call, the frequency he wants to use can be taken over by random people from Brazil or other countries.

  206. Garret April 22, 2009 8:15 pm

    Free play links pau.

  207. roysan16 April 22, 2009 8:58 pm

    Shortly after the last game of the season I remember reading the coach saying he’ll be fixing the things that need to be fixed during the off season. And like most other teams there’s no finer time in doing this than during 15 days of spring practices. This is a given.

    Now excuse me for bringing this up. But didn’t the coach say we need to be practicing our special teams, clock management, the two minute drill, tweaking the offense and putting in new wrinkles, shoring up the offensive line and improving on being less penalized. And on the eve of their last spring practice before the scrimmage I’ve haven’t heard too much about any of the above problems being worked on aside from today’s introduction of a new wrinkle to the offense, the “noke shuffle”. And this is sad. No, no… not the “noke shuffle but the inattentiveness of what needed to be corrected.

    Again, excuse me. But I’ve looked everywhere and elsewhere for every tidbit coming out of the Warrior practices on different blogs and other sources and I haven’t heard anything about the Warriors so much as practicing the kicking game, two minute drill or clock management in any game-like conditions during the spring. And you would’ve thought they would have.

    After all… these aren’t phantom problems. Or small ones, either. And these are problems the coach said that he’d be addressing. Which leaves me befuddled because I haven’t seen, too, much where they have. Now who knows maybe it just hasn’t been reported. Or maybe under the cover of Klum gym part of the team is practicing the kicking game. And nobody knows about it. And there was nothing to be worried about after all.. Wouldn’t that have been neat. And I wouldn’t be so incensed at the path the team is taking.

    But I am. Because my hunches tell me once again the team, as far as spring practices went, were overlooking the problems that needed to be addressed.

    And it makes me want to cry, because I want so much for the Warrior’s to do well.

    It leaves me so dishearten to no end when I read about how the other teams are feverishly practicing the phases of the game–that the Warrior’s seemingly didn’t during the spring practices.

  208. Momo April 22, 2009 9:01 pm

    I may miss the game sat because it is my last day of class for my adult ed class. I will start the class in the morning and let the students out at noon and try to make the game…Hope to see you folks there. Will miss the t gate….
    Good night to you all….Hope the rain ends before the the game…After this class, I am free from work for they will not let me work for a year…So I will quit work and retire so that I can do all the good things you folks out there is doing….

  209. Hotels Sydney April 22, 2009 9:08 pm

    I think he must take some preventive measure. Safety should be first priority.

  210. warriorama April 22, 2009 9:15 pm

    has brett leonard switched from oline to dline?

  211. warriorama April 22, 2009 9:16 pm

    whoops it’s been asked like 5 times already

  212. whitey April 22, 2009 9:21 pm

    kekoa, it is their annual jr golf tournament, so it no only helps kyeton, but all the jr golfers on maui. my space craft will not be auctioned, but will be stored till sun am.

  213. madeinhawaii April 22, 2009 9:23 pm


    Did you post links regarding the Cassini Equinox Mission already? I was surprised to see that it was still operating flawlessly two years after it’s initial mission and sending back pics of Saturn.


  214. whitey April 22, 2009 9:25 pm

    nalani, glad to hear that kahai is playing. was looking for his name.

    kekoa, sorry about getting back to you late, but forgot and had to go to class reunion mtg in kahului. dang, class reunion number is almost going be older than me.

  215. whitey April 22, 2009 9:30 pm

    the spring game looks like it will be a winner. there is going to be some dinging, danging, boinging, etc, but hopefully all the players will have had a chance to show what they can do and come out of the game with minimal injuries

  216. Kekoa April 22, 2009 9:45 pm

    Whitey ~ No problem. Glad to hear the spaceship will only be deactivated and not put up for auction. Too bad you can’t do a pass over the stadium for the Warrior Bowl.

    Keep us posted on the Golf Tourney!

    Kaha’i is certainly giving it a 110% effort this season. I wish him well.

  217. Jason April 22, 2009 9:46 pm

    roysan16: I think part of the problem with clock management is that it’s hard to simulate game-time situations. What are you doing to do at practice, sequester the booth coaches on the hill (or in the stands), and the others on the sideline, then have them work on game calls and whatnot using their headsets (or cell phones, maybe, I’m not sure if those headsets can work out there)? Much easier done at Aloha Stadium, but they don’t get to practice there too often. I’m hoping they get to do a little of that kind of communication stuff there this Saturday, but then again, I’m guessing the coaching staffs are split, too.

    I’d like to see them practice that kind of stuff before everything starts; I know Mack is signing autographs from 1 to 2, so maybe in the next hour the coaches can get together and simulate how they will communicate and work together between the sidelines and the booth upstairs. That was sorely lacking last year, and I think that hurt us. Miano is a key guy there too, cause he’s doing so much as the associate head coach, but he can’t forget his DBs too.

    I also think the coaches need to work with the players to better organize themselves during the game; during the scrimmage on Saturday, I saw two QBs all the way down the sideline, with another two in the middle, none of them near their QB coach. It’s not Rolo’s job to coach only the guy in the game, it’s his job to coach them all. The players and coaches need to work together so that they are unified as units. That’s another thing I hope they work on and discuss on Saturday.

  218. roysan16 April 22, 2009 10:01 pm


    Every where else I read, like UCLA, USC, Washington, Florida and even Nevada, the team’s coaches devote a lot of their spring practices to the special teams, 2 minute drills and simulated game situations, where the team’s practice clock management scenarios.

    Here with the Warriors not too much.

    Nevada, for example, I’ve read where a columnists wrote that the Nevada team practiced the special team’s play more than ever before.

    Same with Washington.

    Florida I remembered the tv announcer saying they practiced a fake punt play 78 times during the spring.

    And then, here, not too much.

    Too many people make excuses for the coach, and that isn’t remedial at all. IMHO.

  219. Pride. April 22, 2009 10:01 pm

    Nalani, please wish Anuhea luck in her Shack debut on Saturday night.

  220. Ralph April 22, 2009 10:05 pm

    May 4, Monday, is the wahine basketball banquet at the Willows…..$50 per and Hashiro is coordinating…He was a new hire as team director of operations this season. I wonder if e bolla is attending….

  221. Nalani April 22, 2009 10:27 pm

    Garrett #200: Sorry my mistake. Kahai is on Mauka team w Noke.

  222. Jason April 22, 2009 10:27 pm

    roysan16: And I don’t disagree with you, I was just adding on my thoughts on the clock management part. There were challenges from the fact that we had some new people thrust into the fire, and some older guys but in new positions that they hadn’t been in before. It’s not like clock management comes magically. So I believe there were circumstances that hampered our ability to successfully manage the clock last year. I’m hoping they are able to overcome those circumstances this year and eliminate them.

    That said, I too wish they would practice that kind of stuff more as well. Then again, they’ll probably install more of that stuff in the fall; right now, it’s more for scouting and installing the basics so that the players can work on those things in their unsupervised workouts.

  223. el guapo April 22, 2009 10:46 pm

    If they kick butt early in the game they don’t need a 2-minute offense 😉

  224. Rob25 April 22, 2009 10:49 pm

    Good evening all!

    I was chatting with Symonds today and said that he got new kicking shoes from UA and he loves them. He also said that 2009 is going to be a great season for the team!! Good to hear such positive vibes from him.

    He also told me thanks for the encouragement because it definitely helps!


    Why can’t it be Saturday already?!

  225. Rob25 April 22, 2009 10:52 pm

    Chawan –

    I’m disappointed that you won’t be there at the KK, but understand…duty calls sometimes.

    Don’t let anyone tell you that work is a lame excuse!! 👿

    Hope to see you at the tailgate this Saturday.

  226. Rob25 April 22, 2009 10:53 pm

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    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 55 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

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    Pride – One In A Million
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  227. Rob25 April 22, 2009 10:54 pm

    G’nite Tsaikos! Stay dry tomorrow!! 😯

  228. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 22, 2009 10:54 pm

    One thing I don’t want to see-
    a predictable offense. Colt got plastered at the SB because UGA knew the offense and put a target on CB15’s head.
    I’m hoping the same thing is NOT going to happen every time Inoke hits the field and the offense mixes it up.

    Nitey nite and SWEET Warrior Dreams!

  229. jm2375 April 22, 2009 11:16 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos! and good night.

    Esme and out.


  230. d1島 April 22, 2009 11:31 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    d1 actually had a great inside dope.

    I have been called a dope both inside and outside….

  231. d1島 April 22, 2009 11:34 pm


    No need worry about predictable offense…jus’ let me and Pride. work on the playbook for little while 😉

    (Eh, we managed to trow da fake on (J)J earlier today. heheheh)

  232. al ™ April 23, 2009 12:33 am

    i thought it was reported that some time was spent on special teams concepts this spring.

    we don’t have a punter in camp until the fall.
    an invited walkon kicker is also due in the fall.
    we don’t know who will be on special teams just yet until the starters have been determined, who will redshirt, greyshirt, yada, yada, yada.

    i am sure that coach tormey will demand more time in this respect. part of our problems on special teams last year had to do with the concepts, plays, alignment and assignment. it had nothing to do with lack of practice time.

    our so called two minute drills will get better. i think this year ron lee will be given complete reign over play calling. we also know who our qb will be and that qb has a better idea of what we are doing.

    many don’t realize that colt stumbled through his first year at the helm. didn’t we go 5-7 that year?

    patience my friend. after all they say rome wasn’t built in a day.

  233. al ™ April 23, 2009 12:36 am


    April 22nd, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    Stephen Tsai:

    April 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    d1 actually had a great inside dope.

    I have been called a dope both inside and outside….

    okay….so which tsaiko is the inside dope?

  234. al ™ April 23, 2009 12:45 am

    muddle huddle was dick tomey’s thing.
    i must say it made for some fun times.

    the best trick play ever has to be the old “fumblerooski” which has now been banned.

  235. doing Polywrapping April 23, 2009 1:03 am

    Hurrrryyy.. to green team and black team. “The Noke”; Warrior Bowl rosters

  236. wafan April 23, 2009 3:20 am

    A fine day to everyone!

  237. wafan April 23, 2009 3:22 am

    Looking forward to reports from the TGate and scrimmage this Saturday!

    Whoo-hoo!!! Getting closer!!!

  238. wafan April 23, 2009 3:23 am

    A belated Administrative Assistant/Office Professional/Secretary Day and Week!

  239. wafan April 23, 2009 3:24 am

    April is also Frog Month.

    Weird. Are we supposed to celebrate the French, the animal, or their legs?

  240. wafan April 23, 2009 3:25 am

    TIme to get to school. Tsigh.

  241. djmitcho April 23, 2009 4:12 am

    Good Morning Everyone! Hope everyone has a good Thursday. It’s one more day closer to the weekend.

  242. whitey April 23, 2009 5:42 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  243. Kekoa April 23, 2009 6:47 am

    Soggy Thursday Tsaiko Villagers!

    Practice your ‘Noke’ moves today as you dodge raindrops.

    Homes ~ Tie those party balloons to your wrist just in case you step into a puddle.

  244. Kekoa April 23, 2009 6:57 am

    Whoa! New post up!

  245. Dirty Commish April 23, 2009 8:52 am

    I am starting the official “Hurricane Inoke” nickname campaign. It gained a little support last year but with the QB shuffle it suffered a quiet death. Now that Greg “Man Bear” Alexander is at the helm, Hurricane Inoke is set to do some damage at running back.

    All hail the Hurricane.

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