Opening day

•  Right wideout Malcolm Lane is not in camp because of personal reasons.
•  Paipai Falemalu has moved from linebacker to defensive end.
•  Alex Dunnachie boomed several long punts, drawings calls of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” from teammates.
•  Brashton Satele made a nice interception of a Shane Austin pass on a fake field-goal attempt.
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Here’s a look at the Warriors as they were checking into the dance studios that will serve as their training-camp home for the next 2 1/2 weeks. (Mahalo to the players who served as tour guides.)
Running back Chizzy Dimude
Running back Chizzy Dimude

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Running back Alex Green
Running back Alex Green

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Cornerback Lametrius Davis
Cornerback Lametrius Davis

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Left guard Ray Hisatake
Left guard Ray Hisatake

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Linebacker Josh Rice
Linebacker Josh Rice

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Long-snapper Luke Ingram
Long-snapper Luke Ingram

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Wideout Royce Pollard
Wideout Royce Pollard

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Luke Ingram, defensive end Aaron Rink
Luke Ingram, defensive end Aaron Rink

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Offensive lineman Clint Daniel
Offensive lineman Clint Daniel

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Right guard Raphael Ieru
Right guard Raphael Ieru

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The snacks
The snacks

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Safety Mana Silva's "suitcase"
Safety Mana Silva's "suitcase"

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  1. SailorBlue August 6, 2009 7:09 am

    Wow, numba #1?

  2. ai-eee-soos August 6, 2009 7:10 am


  3. ai-eee-soos August 6, 2009 7:11 am

    Do they get frequent flyer points for staying ar the University Hilton ?

  4. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 6, 2009 7:12 am

    I can hear the alarms— “shaaaaark”!

    Hiya, ST!


    “The fan-favorite quarterback dodgeball drill made an appearance. Jason Campbell did well — the high point of an otherwise up-and-down practice for him, I think. Todd Collins got hit a few times and, on the whole, looked much less evasive than Campbell. Colt Brennan took the field for the drill to a loud ovation, and proceeded to show off some crazy dodgeball moves. I’m not sure how well it would work in the games, but the assembled fans certainly seemd to enjoy it.”

  5. SailorBlue August 6, 2009 7:13 am

    Haven’t seen a ‘University Hilton’ like that since I was in high school. Glad I don’t have to stay there. I’ve definitely gotten ‘soft’ and used to my creature comforts.

    And good morning to all you Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes…Almost Friday so that means almost weekend…Wahoo!!!

  6. Buffoman August 6, 2009 7:13 am

    Top 5 today?

  7. Buffoman August 6, 2009 7:14 am

    Miss ’em!

  8. 808Chef August 6, 2009 7:15 am

    hell yea! that’s what i’m talking about. screw this high maka maka accomodations at other schools. this is how it’s done!

  9. Bulla August 6, 2009 7:17 am

    mahalo for the photos. i guess room service is not included in this Hilton Manoa?

  10. Stretch August 6, 2009 7:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I hope the players are able to get more than one mattress. Those look a little thin.

    Looking forward to practice updates later today

  11. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2009 7:20 am

    You get a cot, mattress, bed spread, pillow.
    You have to assemble it yourself.
    Then you find a place to settle.
    No A/C, no WiFi, no cable, no fridge.
    And they also have to deal with the painting/construction projection outside the studios.
    As one player said: “They didn’t tell me this on my recruiting trip.” He also said it would be a great bonding experience.

  12. lava August 6, 2009 7:20 am

    Ready for practice.

  13. Stretch August 6, 2009 7:24 am

    August 6th, 2009 at 7:17 am
    mahalo for the photos. i guess room service is not included in this Hilton Manoa?

    that’s why get freshmen!!

  14. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2009 7:25 am

    Luke Ingram complained that every blog picture has him looking down. I think I found the problem: He’s 6-5, I’m not.

  15. Bulla August 6, 2009 7:28 am


    that’s why every photo of Sylvester Stallone aka ‘Rocky’, he was looking up, haha, like Koakane, you know that rippling mass of muscular development we call our friend…….

  16. Bulla August 6, 2009 7:29 am


    got you on that one, i was just wondering what the ‘aromas’ would be like in close quarters after a chili-hot dog, scrambled eggs, kim chee, cabbage soup episode……a whole new meaning to ‘katcha-fire’. haha

  17. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2009 7:30 am

    Re: room service.
    I’ve told this story before, but once at a UH basketball practice, Phil Lott asked me to hand him a cup of water. I did, and Troy Bowe started tsk-tsking. Bowe said you do that, you always have to do that.
    And, so, when I’m on the practice-field sideline and an errant football lands nearby, I leave it there. Why? Because 1) have you ever seen a sportswriter throw? 2) Bowe’s theory: Once you do it, you’ll always have to do it.
    If you’re a newcomer and they ask you to pass out water, well, that becomes your job.

  18. bighilofan2 August 6, 2009 7:30 am

    carry a stool on da shoots 😀

  19. Bulla August 6, 2009 7:30 am


    check your AC at work, maybe that’s why you’re sick….had an employee call the State on us because of impure air….so we moved her desk further from the bathrooms….all good.

  20. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2009 7:30 am

    Congratulations to da Sailah Moku for being 1st to post this morning! Score one for Navy. Grrrr!

  21. bighilofan2 August 6, 2009 7:34 am

    have a great day everybody

    lookin forward to da practice recaps from our venerated team of scouts


  22. bighilofan2 August 6, 2009 7:35 am

    yu 2 funny kekoa

  23. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 6, 2009 7:36 am



    Colt Brennan gets his reps in 11-on-11 action and made a couple of impressive plays.

    Brennan dropped back and did a pump faked. It fooled DeAngelo Hall for a moment, allowing Trent Shelton to get a step on hin. Brennan’s pass was to the wide open Shelton was overthrown.

    Brennan maintains poise under pressure and gets off a pass downfield. Robbie Agnone turns around just in time to make a nice catch, drawing applause from fans.”

  24. bighilofan2 August 6, 2009 7:38 am

    looks like Chizzy takes up da whole mattress.

    i wonder what da line guyz or Ingram look like on one ah dem tings?


  25. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 6, 2009 7:38 am

    From the same link as #23:

    “Ball-ed Over

    During practice, Redskins quarterbacks participated in Jim Zorn’s dodge ball drill on Thursday.

    Huge medicine balls were brought over and Redskins quarterbacks–plus Zorn–took turns throwing the ball at each other, testing mobility and pocket awareness.

    Jason Campbell has mastered this drill after two training camps and Todd Collins took a few hits. Colt Brennan fare well, except one that hit him in the helmet.

    “There’s supposed to be a sequence when you throw the balls, but sometimes you get messed up,” Collins said. “One time I gave a cheap shot to somebody, I threw when I wasn’t supposed to and he was looking the other way. That’s just how it works out.”

    Added Collins: “I think we’ve all improved at that drill. Last year, I was getting beaned all the time. This year I’ve learned a little bit and I’m anticipating the throws a little bit.”

  26. rage777 August 6, 2009 7:39 am

    I can handle the no A/C, wifi, or cable, but that no fridge would kill me. How can I have a cold bottle of water or soda? Or keep the leftovers for a snack later?

    Ray Hisatake looks a lot like my friend Bert from high school.

  27. rage777 August 6, 2009 7:44 am

    Is Josh Rice the naked cowboy?

  28. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2009 7:47 am

    I wonder if Conrad Hilton ever imagined that his name would be associated with a prestigious University like Hawaii?

  29. Nalani August 6, 2009 7:52 am

    Kahai left yesterday for camp. Didn’t take much, just a small duffle and a lot of enthusiasm.

    Pono is in camp right now for KS. First scrimmage today v Mililani. He’s playing Strong Safety.

    These are fun times.

  30. Slugger August 6, 2009 7:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka kakou!

    I like Greg Alexander’s quote from the article…sounds about right. :))

    See ya at practice this afternoon!

  31. Kazz (blkberry_storm) August 6, 2009 8:06 am

    I don’t know what Alexander is smelling, but I smell football in the air and it smells refreshing!!! :mrgreen:

  32. Stretch August 6, 2009 8:13 am

    During high school, being on the football team, I didn’t have a problem with the “locker room” smell, but it’s been a while since I’ve been around it. Last year, I was walking through the Boise St sports complex towards the Smurf Turf Field and went past the wrestling team practice. DAMN!!! I realized that I definately don’t miss the smell.

  33. PowderPuff August 6, 2009 8:28 am

    ST, this post cracks me up. I don’t know what’s funnier…Hilton?!??! Or the fact that Mana Silva’s suitcase looks like that, but there’s no sacrificing the LCD TV. Too darn funny. Have a good first day of practice, Warriors!

  34. Bigwave96744 August 6, 2009 8:34 am

    newbies 2 words of warning: PILLOW FIGHT 🙂

    aloha to all the schooners crew..
    wafan & djmoichido (somehow i think i’m spelling this wrong) hope you get to enjoys a few practices

  35. las vegas August 6, 2009 8:46 am

    Aloha to all.
    Just a reminder

    1. Please, Please e-mail confirmation for National K-Call at Hooters
    even if you RSVP’d on SteveM’s site please do so again by e-mailing with your name & amount of attendees.

    2. For 9/19 pre game tailgate, it has reverted to Cici’s pizza,
    (9890 S.Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, Nv. 89183 702-260-9298)
    just cannot beat the cost $7.52 including soda(plus I did not need a deposit).
    Cici’s (Silverado/Maryland) will be the bus pick up point at

    3. Costs.
    National K-Call is $25.00 includes Fuud/Karaoke/Fun & gratuities
    for the Hooters employees staffing the ball room.
    If you plan on attending after 21:00 please donate $7.00
    to help offset costs

    Cici’s runs $7.52 including soda (pay at door)

    Round trip bus transportation to the game is $15.00 from Cici’s
    parking lot.

    National K-Call money is due now.
    Bus Fee is due 8/20/2009

    Please send to
    John Collins (las vegas)
    987 Dancing Vines Ave
    Las Vegas, Nv. 89183

    I have a unrefundable deposit of $750.00 at Hooters and a $950.00
    deposit at the bus company.
    Lets make this happen before Mrs.LV finds out
    Aloha and Mahalo
    las vegas

    If unable to make minimum guest count for the ballroom, party will be cancelled and all pre-pays will be returned via mail

  36. las vegas August 6, 2009 8:48 am

    Due to change in game time Bus will come to Cici’s at 1830
    Meet at Cici’s at 1630-1700 for buffet

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2009 8:53 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Looks like the lads all bought the same fan on sale somewhere. That would be first on my must have list. Imagine having camp practices in the midst of a tropical storm. Aren’t we supposed to have one by Monday or so? It’s exciting to see the start of camp.

    We stayed in the wrestling room for football camp all those eons ago at KS.

    Nalani- are they still using the wrestling room these days?

  38. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2009 9:12 am

    I wonder if Conrad Hilton ever imagined his name would be associated with a prestigious socialite like Paris Hilton.

  39. LizKauai August 6, 2009 9:15 am

    Nalani- Good luck to the Boys from Choys!!!

  40. (Jesse)James August 6, 2009 9:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…busy busy…hope all is well today…

    I love it…football has begun…woo hoo

  41. Nalani August 6, 2009 9:34 am

    Liz – you 2 funny!

    PBK – yup, and that wrestling room still probably smells the same too. I told Pono to take a cot so he’s off the ground. yuck.

  42. Maynard G. Krebbs August 6, 2009 9:35 am


    I wonder if Conrad Hilton ever imagined his name would be associated with a prestigious socialite like Paris Hilton.

    How about Sheraton St. Louis? (See Luann in the HA).

  43. Kazz August 6, 2009 9:47 am

    Can’t wait to attend practice on Saturday morning!

    I don’t care if they’ll be in pads or not… The offseason has been horrible to bear!!! 😆

  44. Nalani August 6, 2009 9:48 am

    Kazz – Sat practice is helmets and top half.

  45. SteveM August 6, 2009 9:50 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Every year the pix of the UH training camp “Hilton” brings back memories of boot camp. There are positives: get in better shape, bond, teach, share. Similarities: intensive training, run/exercise together, eat together, study together, function as a team…ahhh, yeah! 🙂

  46. duffer (iPhone) August 6, 2009 9:53 am

    Geez, I have a web filter called Websense fitering for Social Networking & Personal Sites. So which category would this blog be?


  47. BigIslandkurt August 6, 2009 9:58 am

    Addoknowjoe……those pictures remind me of Summer Camp……Ka’u High school P.E. Building…..circa 1984. Bad bad memories of being a freshman with the big boys. I do believe the ointment was called “red hot.” yikes.

    TSAI! Mahalo for the pictures. Whew, bradduh Rocky is looking like a certified BEAST. Glad he shed that fat and now is quite disel!


  48. SteveM August 6, 2009 10:01 am

    duffer — most blogs are blocked by Websense. However, exceptions to certain sites could be made. The operative word is “could”. 🙁

  49. Kazz August 6, 2009 10:06 am


    August 6th, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Kazz – Sat practice is helmets and top half.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  50. Kekoa August 6, 2009 10:12 am

    Maybe I’ll send an invitation to Josh Rice to do a guest appearance with the Tsaiko All Star Band at the end of camp.

  51. SteveM August 6, 2009 10:16 am

    RE: post #35

    las vegas:
    August 6th, 2009 at 8:46 am
    Aloha to all.
    Just a reminder
    3. Costs.
    National K-Call is $25.00 includes Fuud/Karaoke/Fun & gratuities
    for the Hooters employees staffing the ball room.
    If you plan on attending after 21:00 please donate $7.00
    to help offset costs
    If unable to make minimum guest count for the ballroom, party will be cancelled and all pre-pays will be returned via mail

    Although I have not seen the Hooters ballroom, John mentioned that it can hold around 200 people, so there will be a lot of room to sit and dine, mingle, sing, dance, and even “hide” 😉

    All we need is 65 people @ $25 to secure the ball room and buffet for ourselves. It would be a shame to lose it, so please get your confirmation email and payment to John ASAP.

  52. Kazz August 6, 2009 10:32 am

    ST or Nalani,

    Heard anything about a new Ha’a for 2009?

  53. Kekoa August 6, 2009 10:33 am

    SteveM ~ What is the count so far?

  54. las vegas August 6, 2009 10:43 am

    Not close

  55. Pride. August 6, 2009 10:53 am

    Condolences to Koakane and family.

  56. Pride. August 6, 2009 10:58 am

    Good luck to Kahai “Road Grader” Choy. Also good luck to Pono Choy with the Trojans. Pono, after you run da intahception back for da touchdown today, go run up to da Trojan head coach and tell him Uncle Pride said that he should be da new G.A. No worry, he goin know what I talking about.

  57. SteveM August 6, 2009 11:00 am

    Kekoa — I do not have the current count because everything is going directly to John. My job was to help with the preliminary counts for estimate purposes. We are past that phase… John’s got the ball.

    Yesterday, we were at 26 w/3 late (+3 biighilofan2?) after 4 days. Judging from past events I think it is going to be close because of the shorter GO or NO-GO window and deposit involved here …

  58. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:01 am

    Last year at this time I was bolo-head. I cannot remember why I was bolo-head. Oh yeah, das why.

  59. mctruck August 6, 2009 11:05 am

    Eh!, some clean kind-floors…….awright!!!

  60. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:10 am

    Greg Alexander is going to be a big surprise at next year’s NFL combine.

  61. oldie August 6, 2009 11:10 am


    Check your email. Thanks

  62. Kazz August 6, 2009 11:11 am

    Kahai “Road Grader” Choy…

    Sounds like a transformer… “Road Grader”. However, sounds more like one of them aggressive Decepticons as opposed to those peace-loving autobots. 😎

  63. al August 6, 2009 11:11 am

    56. pride.

    that is an excellent choice for ga. brilliant. now can we send out the posse to round him up along with his wr/s combo stud.

    oh, and they get one beeg lineman too that would fill some shoes.

  64. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:11 am

    Laupepa Letuli is going to be a huge hit at next year’s NFL combine.

  65. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:12 am

    Sorry gang, I thought this was my own personal twitter account.

  66. A-House August 6, 2009 11:15 am


    Had to chuckle at your 362 post!

  67. A-House August 6, 2009 11:18 am

    sorry, forgot to press “shift” – s/b #62!

  68. al August 6, 2009 11:18 am

    …and if rj kiesel-kauhane gets to the combine watchout.

  69. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:22 am

    If you click on my name, you will see that I am involved in an American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on Saturday night August 15th. If any of you would like to come up and cheer me on as I walk for 12 hours, you are welcome to do so. Well maybe I’ll walk for one hour and see if Jason can do the other 11 for me. If you can’t make it then donations are welcome. Every $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 will certainly be appreciated. Help us to forther the research for a cure.

    Oh by the way, this is a football related post, because we will be walking around a football field.

  70. al August 6, 2009 11:26 am

    hey pride.
    last year you bolohead for a thousand posts.
    how about you bolohead this year for a thousand dollar donation total?

  71. LizKauai August 6, 2009 11:33 am

    Jett Jasper appears for the Warriors on the the WAC sportsmanship commercial!

  72. al August 6, 2009 11:33 am

    nalani…we need to make another bet.
    i feel like eating some japanese food in kapalama.

  73. Ralph August 6, 2009 11:35 am

    bulla your #19 post was she sitting at her desk when you went in to use the bathroom. May not have been the A/C but Bulla’s draft, chili will do that to you

  74. LizKauai August 6, 2009 11:35 am

    Hi Pride! Great about A the G… Thanks for the RfL info – donation coming.

  75. Ralph August 6, 2009 11:37 am

    they should have asked powderpuff for hilton room service, she would have done it as a loyal warrior herself and a hilton homer

  76. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:37 am


  77. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:41 am


    August 6th, 2009 at 11:26 am
    hey pride.
    last year you bolohead for a thousand posts.
    how about you bolohead this year for a thousand dollar donation total?

    Al, I really don’t want to be bolohead again. I’d do it only if I reached $2,000. I think my hair would be safe.

  78. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:42 am


    August 6th, 2009 at 11:33 am
    nalani…we need to make another bet.
    i feel like eating some japanese food in kapalama.

    Al, count me in.

  79. Stretch August 6, 2009 11:45 am

    August 6th, 2009 at 11:41 am
    Al, I really don’t want to be bolohead again. I’d do it only if I reached $2,000. I think my hair would be safe.

    Let’s do it!! I made my donation. Let’s see Pride bolohead again. It has the slimming effect. Check how slim Bulla looks.

  80. Pride. August 6, 2009 11:59 am

    ST, can we delete posts #70, 77, and 79 please? Thank you.

  81. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2009 12:06 pm

    # Pride.:
    August 6th, 2009 at 11:41 am


    August 6th, 2009 at 11:26 am
    hey pride.
    last year you bolohead for a thousand posts.
    how about you bolohead this year for a thousand dollar donation total?

    Al, I really don’t want to be bolohead again. I’d do it only if I reached $2,000. I think my hair would be safe.

    I got five on it!

  82. Derek August 6, 2009 12:12 pm

    You have to ask yourself, what kind of accomodations for fall camp do they have at other schools like the Pac 10, Mountain West, or even the other WAC schools. Anybody know?

  83. Curt August 6, 2009 12:19 pm

    Looks like Colt got more reps than Todd Collins today. Hmmm.

  84. lava August 6, 2009 12:25 pm

    I’m thinking Kenny Patton is in the running for grad ass’t.

  85. royal crown August 6, 2009 12:44 pm

    Coach Mack was on Bobby’s Show this morning and the brief interview touched on the opening of the football season and the first day of camp. Coach sounded excited, like a youngster on Christmas Eve or the groom on his wedding night for you can feel the anticipation in his voice. Years ago he may have been eager opening his presents or popping the cork but this afternoon he looks forward to the opening of camp and year two.

    The beginning of the interview sounded vaguely familiar.For he confirms that the players are looking good. And with the Coach reiterating how he is fortunate to be surrounded by great assistants. Yet familiarly exalting of both.

    What you can sense is that culmination of the player’s summer workouts and the assistant coaches preparations have met his expectations in a pre-camp meeting last night.

    Coach collaborated to Bobby that he’ll let his players play…and he’d let his coaches coach.

    “Every minute of the next 18 days of practice have been scripted,” Coach says. “But I’m allowing the special team’s coach, Tormey, as many minutes he wants.”

    Listening to the interview you can sense that there is going to be a greater emphasis on the special teams this year.

    “We’re going pro-style on special team, which means that we’ll put our best players and starters on the special team’s units”, Coach says. “We’ll have all the speedy DB and WR on the team”.

    He goes on to describe the punter (yeah he did say he saw him doing 60 yarders), long snapper and the three kickers as being freshmen. And the Coach was enthusiastic that he’ll have 4 years to work with them. He also mentioned the aforementioned are all athletic, which he mentions that he likes to see this quality in his players.

    In closing, Coach wants the players to come together during this camp. He punctuated he wants his players to respect and get along with one another.

    “We’re not going to condone any hate on this team,” the Coach says. ” There will be no pillow fights during camp”.

    Adding my personal notes: Having experienced what the players may be going through in camp, I can say it really test every bone and muscle in your body. Each day you’re navigating the elements of the hot sun, drills and exercises and the impacts of beating up on your team mates in drills, like blocking,tackling and scrimmaging. The next couple of weeks will be the most exhausting and grueling period in probably a players life. Reminiscing, and regressing for a moment, after a few of the two a day practices for me it was hard walking around because everything would ache.

    And vicariously I can see it happening with this year’s Warriors, where in every practice players probably shed 5 to 10 pounds of water weight. And where each practice they’re are perspiring profusely because of the elements and the exertions. Yet I don’t show empathy for them because it rites of passage for the players that sheds the babyish in a player and it evokes a maturity and discipline in players that carry over into the season. And this has to happen to the Warriors.

    I offer a prayer that the team succeeds. And that the players are insulated from injuries. And that the coaches provide the leadership in leading the players. And that the fans spur on the players so that they are inspired to play their best… Aloha and best wishes to all as we look forward the upcoming season.

  86. HiFlyer August 6, 2009 12:47 pm

    Pride – #80 to late already, the challenge is on.

  87. d1島 August 6, 2009 12:52 pm


    T-minus 2:00….you in position?

  88. d1島 August 6, 2009 12:53 pm


    RIP John Hughes.

  89. bstunna2002 August 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    Hey Stephen is George Daily-Lyles here yet

  90. A-House August 6, 2009 1:00 pm


    Now that fall camp has started, I will presume that we will not hear of any 2010 recruits UNLESS it is a high profile student athlete.

    Will you be publishing an article on University of Central Arkansas? Strengths? Weaknesses? Capabilities? Limitations?

    Appears that many Warrior fans do not know how good this team is. Finished #11 in last years final ranking and, preseason, rank by 3 separate websites/publications as #8 or #12 or #17. Very good for a team going into their 4th year of transition to D1A.

    Understand that their starting QB for 2009 was the starting QB for Arkansas last year and they have 2 legit All-Americans on the team.

    It’s going to be a tough opening for the Warriors!

  91. lava August 6, 2009 1:11 pm

    in position – over

  92. (Jesse)James August 6, 2009 1:12 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….

    Oh man, Pride bolohead again…I’m in….like Stretch said, let’s do it!!!

  93. d1島 August 6, 2009 1:16 pm


    standing by for transmission….

  94. LizKauai August 6, 2009 1:17 pm

    Hoe Hana Time!

    What: Cleanup of UH-Manoa Athletics Complex and surrounding facilities
    When: Saturday, August 15, 2009
    Time: 7:30 (Registration); 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Where: UH-Manoa Mauka Campus (Athletics Facilities)
    Contact: Sis Finau at 956-7350 or
    Duties: Pressure washing, General cleaning, Landscaping

  95. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 6, 2009 1:48 pm


    Where is your Relay For Life? Interesting that folks here are so supportive of it.

    We raised about $50 from the recyclables couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t occur to me to issue a challenge.

  96. LizKauai August 6, 2009 1:50 pm

    Nice entries on Colt’s website too:

  97. Stretch August 6, 2009 1:59 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    August 6th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Where is your Relay For Life? Interesting that folks here are so supportive of it.
    We raised about $50 from the recyclables couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t occur to me to issue a challenge.

    if you say you will shave your head if your goal is reached, I am sure everyone will support your cause too.

  98. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2009 2:05 pm

    Me & Pops are on station. Others here are, sj & myki, Pomai, Slugger, the Princess- and really…she’s all that really matters!

    Warriors working hard!

  99. (Jesse)James August 6, 2009 2:06 pm

    d1 #94…”Mustang…this is ghost rider…requesting a fly by….”

  100. Jason August 6, 2009 2:14 pm

    I say my collection from RFL in the spring should count toward Pride’s total.

  101. A-House August 6, 2009 2:15 pm

    WILCO, Out.

  102. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2009 2:19 pm

    ST just arrived on station. He’s supervising curveball on proper spectating ettiquette.

    Big Mahalo for sj’s team roster. (Color coded!).

  103. LizKauai August 6, 2009 2:23 pm

    Kekoa- ask curveball if he’s applying for the chief of police job 😉

  104. wafan August 6, 2009 2:27 pm

    Chief for HPD or for Kauai?

  105. LizKauai August 6, 2009 2:32 pm

    wafan- they are both open 😉

  106. wafan August 6, 2009 2:42 pm

    Liz . . .

    Maybe the new chief can actually do something about those boobs hurting the seals.

  107. wafan August 6, 2009 2:44 pm

    . . . and development

  108. Bulla August 6, 2009 2:56 pm

    thanks for the updates from the field……how does rocky look after his ‘post-AZ’ training trek?

  109. Ralph August 6, 2009 3:02 pm

    A House you missed D1’s synopsis of Central got to read the blog

  110. WaipioWarrior August 6, 2009 3:07 pm

    Anyone know how da linebackers look?

  111. Da Punchbowl Kid August 6, 2009 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the updates, folks. I’m stuck at work. How’s da RBs looking?

  112. al August 6, 2009 3:16 pm

    wafan….whose boobs are hurting the seals?

  113. al August 6, 2009 3:17 pm

    dpk…..shudder the thought. did you say work?

  114. al August 6, 2009 3:18 pm

    okay…back to work.

  115. Dennis Halloran August 6, 2009 3:24 pm

    When I covered 11 states, including Arkansas, I always checked out the small colleges and was always impressed by the UCA and Ark Tech programs. Actually UCA is not a small school, it is very mid-sized and is well respected by HS coaches in Texas and AK. Expect a tough battle but depth will prevail !

  116. Kekoa (iPhone) August 6, 2009 3:24 pm

    Salas just made another of his amazing one hand catches!

    Meanwhile some awesome punts are rainmakers out here!

    Unable to watch Rocky & Bullwinkle from here, but the noise level is audible when a good play is made.

    DB’s are under constant instruction by coach Miano. I don’t think he’s stopped talking since I’ve been here!

  117. Loa August 6, 2009 3:37 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Kekoa –

    thanks for the live reporting and tell pops, sj, myki, pomai, slugger, princess, stephen, and curveball, i said howzit!
    better watch out they no take away your phone

  118. Loa August 6, 2009 3:40 pm

    Pride. – no worry going grow back, wait a minute what am i saying, nevamind

  119. Pride. August 6, 2009 3:44 pm

    If Kekoa was at an SEC practice, he would have been arrested already.

    “Lucky you live Hawai’i.”

  120. jojo ® August 6, 2009 3:46 pm

    Hi, this is jojo, thanks for the updates

  121. 99club August 6, 2009 3:51 pm


    Is her highness shooting any videos/conducting interviews? Mahalo for the updates!

  122. Loa August 6, 2009 3:58 pm

    Pride. – lol, i can just picture them trying

    hiya jojo ®, this is Loa

    99 – prolly after practice

  123. Loa August 6, 2009 4:01 pm

    koakane™ – my condolences for your ohana

  124. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:02 pm


    You coming in 5 x 5!

    ….seen lava?

  125. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:02 pm

    btw, tweets is good, too!

  126. Pride. August 6, 2009 4:03 pm

    That’s right Loa, they’ll have a hard time trying arrest somebody who spent a great deal of time at Fort Bragg. Officers will probably end up getting handcuffed themselves.

  127. J-Dog August 6, 2009 4:04 pm

    Curious to know how the new guys look.

  128. J-Dog August 6, 2009 4:05 pm

    are they practicing on Ching or Chong field?

  129. Loa August 6, 2009 4:06 pm

    Pride. – btw, where did you guys camp out? klum?

  130. (Jesse)James August 6, 2009 4:07 pm

    Yes…condolences to the KK ohana….

  131. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:07 pm


    Dere you go starting one more challenge: C rM vs Kekoa – the Showdown on the Ceded Lands!

  132. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:09 pm


    Chong Fld. 😆

    Good one!

  133. Loa August 6, 2009 4:18 pm

    d1島 – ho, small kine cheech & chong flashback 😆

    chauffeur job calling, everyone have a safe evening

  134. LizKauai August 6, 2009 4:26 pm

    YeeeHaa! My gal Jeanine is a winnah!!!


  135. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:32 pm

    (LizK single-handedly destroying the ratings for SYTYCD Finale in HI 😆 )

  136. d1島 August 6, 2009 4:35 pm

    was Kekoa “counseled” about the use of electronic devices?

  137. Dirty Commish August 6, 2009 4:37 pm

    Isaac Sopoaga watch!

    Proof that he is a tough/crazy dude…–49ers-guard-walking-on-teammate.html

  138. d1島 August 6, 2009 5:00 pm

    Dirty Commish,

    Nice find.

  139. d1島 August 6, 2009 5:01 pm


    Geordan picking up where Yoda left off!

  140. d1島 August 6, 2009 5:05 pm

    Vid-eee-o! Vid-eee-o! Vid-eee-o!

  141. Pride. August 6, 2009 5:31 pm


    August 6th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Pride. – btw, where did you guys camp out? klum?

    Whoah Loa that was centuries ago. Gotta clear out the cobwebs but we used to be up in the dorms, Ilima, Lehua, or Lokelani…one of those places.

  142. Stretch August 6, 2009 5:38 pm

    August 6th, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    Whoah Loa that was centuries ago. Gotta clear out the cobwebs but we used to be up in the dorms, Ilima, Lehua, or Lokelani…one of those places.

    geeez, no wonder you guys was “soft”, you guys was camping in comfort.

  143. Kekoa August 6, 2009 5:40 pm

    Back on da Ceded Lands. Practice was actually more than I expected. Again, the most impressive visual of the day was watching Alex Dunnachie booming out one punt in particular that seemed to hang forever and finally coming to earth about 75 yds down field, bounced a few times and came to rest about 15 yds further! The entire practice field let out a big roar of approval and the Tsaiko crew gave him a standing ovation!

    Hawaiian Airlines should award him frequest flyer miles for his punts this year.

  144. Pomai August 6, 2009 5:40 pm

    Well the first practice is in the books. It seemed to go pretty well, Coach did what he said, he let the coachs coach, walking around just watching and giving tips once in awhile. Highlight of the day IMHO was the punter, that kid has a leg, was booming 60/70 yards all the time, even his rugby type where 50/60. His hang time was real good, and his punts had the turn over type, hard for the returner to field. Overall good day.

  145. royal crown August 6, 2009 5:42 pm

    Through the blog we learn many things. Recapping we learned from the Q&A that players aren’t suppose to mention the names of the establishment they frequent, like for example they have to refrain from saying they like “eating at LL” as this may be construed as an endorsement. Would this also hold true at where they train at? For the purpose of learning something was it a slip up for a player to say they trained at Chad Ikeis in Arizona?

  146. Kekoa August 6, 2009 5:47 pm

    Aunty Liz ~ Curveball said that he will remain a seadog, and sail with the Pirates of Kewalo Basin until they scuttle him. Said his previous line of work was causing him to forget about the protect & serve motto. He started noticing the “shoot to kill” method as being much more efficient. No trials and tribulations. No appeals.

  147. Jason August 6, 2009 5:48 pm

    I have my nieces walk on my back too. 🙂

  148. curveball August 6, 2009 5:49 pm

    Practice on the grass today..lots of enthusiasm.great day for football..

    1st thing is do we have a punter..this kid is big and can really kick…consistent 50’s and some longer..and can kick out of bounds with accuracy..people were clapping for him..I put my attention to basically 3 people today..Rocky looks great..looks healthy, fast and ready to go..his drills were way better than anyone else..My other 2 were Nielsen and Graves..first Nielsen is small and did not see much from him.. 1st day I know..Graves actually showed me a pretty good arm and he has some size..the boy can throw..he has something wrong with his foot so he was slowed down but he will be interesting to watch..question of the day, where was Malcom Lane??????

  149. Pride. August 6, 2009 5:56 pm

    Great move for Paipai.

  150. Pride. August 6, 2009 5:58 pm

    Gee, no news on the O-line. I guess that’s good news. The only time you hear about the O-line is when something bad has happened.

  151. LizKauai August 6, 2009 6:01 pm


    d1- SYTYCD is a show-stopper show… must watch!!! AWESOME STUFF!!!


  152. Kekoa August 6, 2009 6:15 pm

    Some of you axed about da LB’s and the RB’s. Suffice it to say that each of the units were working without any real opposition. They worked on their technique.

    For the RB’s, they worked hard at perfecting their running routes and coordinating things with the offensive line. More will come once they start mixing it up with the Defense.

    The LB’s worked constantly under mostly coach Miano’s direction. They were taking it all very seriously and yet at the same time I noticed them exchanging encouraging words and high ‘fives’ after certain very critical moves.

    The receivers are really going to be entertaining to watch this year. Along with Greg Salas and his fantastic catches, others to watch are Rod Bradley, Javonte Taylor, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Royce Pollard, Mike Tinoco, and Malcolm Lane. PT is going to be very tough to decide on.

    I would say that if you want to get a good taste for what’s to come, come down for at least ONE practice session. You won’t be disappointed.

  153. wafan August 6, 2009 6:25 pm

    al . . .

    You know, THOSE boobs.

  154. wafan August 6, 2009 6:26 pm

    Condolences and prayers to Mrs. Koakane on her family’s loss.

  155. wafan August 6, 2009 6:27 pm

    Thank you for the reports from the field!

    And, now to din-din.

  156. Kekoa August 6, 2009 6:36 pm

    wafan ~ I owe you an apology. I headed out to practice without calling you to see if you needed a ride.

    Me and Pops were so deep in conversation on the road…I would say, ‘Pops!’ about 5 times before I could get his attention. By then, I would forget what I wuz goin’ axe him!

  157. letsgowarriors August 6, 2009 6:44 pm

    is this paipai move permanent? a trial? too big?

  158. A-House August 6, 2009 6:59 pm


    If d1 is that good, ST better watch out cause here comes a new sports writer!!!

    No, I missed his analysis. Just want to see ST’s take on team for game 1.

  159. Nalani August 6, 2009 7:07 pm

    Al – you know I’m up for da bet. What game? KS plays Campbell Sat, controlled scrimmage and then Kailua/Hilo/Waianae in Pre Season. BTW, Campbell looked good in pass league this summer and Kapolei looked amazing. They are my pick for OIA champs.

    Pono had a sore groin today but still managed an interception on 7 v 7. Made some nice tackles in team. And KS played very well against a young Mililani defense, although Controlled Scrimmages are not really scored. Our DL too looked impressive.

    I didn’t make it to UH practice. Any news on Kahai is appreciated. As far as I can tell, our OL will be improved this season and solid enough to do the job.

    Pride – Road Grader. Ha. I like it.

  160. Garret August 6, 2009 7:12 pm

    Thank you for all of the practice reports! It is especially great that UH has such a weapon at punter. If he’s able to boom punts and angle them out of bounds at the start of camp, he should be even better before the season begins.

  161. Garret August 6, 2009 7:14 pm

    I hope that everything is fine with Lane. Missing training camp is *huge*, especially for a senior that might have been counted on to provide leadership and use his experience to help the other wideouts.

  162. Garret August 6, 2009 7:15 pm

    Discussion of Miami’s WRs included a nice mention of Bess.

    Davone Bess is a Venus Flytrap, catching everything thrown his way.

  163. Garret August 6, 2009 7:16 pm

    I don’t think that Florida’s coaches will be asking Percy Harvin to talk with their recruits anymore.

    Apparently former Gator and now Minnesota Viking wide receiver Percy Harvin was invited by some Florida coaches to come speak to a few recruits about his time at the university. The idea was to give them an NFL player’s perspective on how the school helped him not only get to the NFL, but also how they made him a better player in general.Well, things started great as he talked about how good the staff was to the players, how they won a couple championships, and how they helped him become a NFL first rounder…then he started keeping it real.

    What we’re hearing:

    – Harvin discussed his continuous pot use, and how he was able to smoke it for the majority of his time at UF.

    – Harvin also confirmed the long time rumor that he made a mistake and choked his wide receivers coach, and how the school gave him a second chance by covering it up so the media didn’t report it.

    – He also talked about the benefits that being a Gator brought to the party scene in Gainesville.

  164. Tombo Ahi August 6, 2009 7:18 pm

    thanks for the practice reports!

  165. Garret August 6, 2009 7:18 pm

    JJ has a great plan to sell tickets for their season opener. I wonder if there are people or companies with deep enough pockets to do this for UH. Maybe they could sell some of the end zone or lower priced upper level seats at Aloha Stadium. It is awesome that the unsold tickets will go to youth groups.

    Here’s the skinny. Eighteen well-connected men, including Roger Staubach and committee heads Carl Sewell, Bob Beaudine and Paul Loyd, have committed to selling 1,000 tickets each. At $10 a pop, that’s a $10,000 commitment. Tickets that they don’t sell will be distributed to area non-profit and youth groups, some of which will be bused to the stadium. No ticket is free.

    Combined with the SMU faithful and separate efforts to sell an additional 2,500 season tickets and improve student attendance, “we feel very confident we’re going to be able to sell this out,” SMU athletic director Steve Orsini said.

  166. curveball August 6, 2009 7:19 pm

    Also I would add that there is no question that Alexander is our #1 QB..looks better every time I see him….

  167. Kazz August 6, 2009 7:28 pm

    Mahalo for the practice reports!!!

    Sorry if I missed it last night, but I ask again, who’s gonna be there this Saturday morning?

  168. curveball August 6, 2009 7:29 pm

    Nalani: I didn’t make it to UH practice. Any news on Kahai is appreciated.

    I will give him a good look next time………….

  169. wafan August 6, 2009 7:29 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Sniff. I thought I had done something to upset you on when you dropped me off after the cc yesterday — that is why no call this morning for the practice.

    Waaaaaahhhhhh . . .


  170. curveball August 6, 2009 7:30 pm


    I am

  171. Kazz August 6, 2009 7:30 pm

    Speaking of kicking…

    How was Scott Enos?

  172. Kazz August 6, 2009 7:32 pm


    Nice. I shall see you there then.

    Think I’m gonna hang out around the defensive line guys and then check out the o line for the majority of the practice.

    Well, that’s my plan. Who knows, I might get distracted and might get caught checking out those punts I’ve been reading so much about today… 😉

  173. wafan August 6, 2009 7:35 pm

    Garret . . .

    The expectation that people would help sell UH tickets is premised on someone, anyone, taking the first step of doing something, anything, to actually sell and distribute tickets to the general public at a reasonable price in a reasonable time frame.

    I am happy for SMU and JJ, though! I wonder how much UH hindered the ideas.

  174. Kazz August 6, 2009 7:36 pm

    Wait, Malcolm Lane is not in camp for personal reasons? Meaning at today’s camp? For the next few days? For the WHOLE fall camp?

    Hope all is well with Mr. Lane. 🙁

  175. Nalani August 6, 2009 7:39 pm

    Hi Kazz. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

  176. mouthwash August 6, 2009 7:48 pm

    anyone else get the feeling that lane only thinks for the better of himself? he just comes off as that kind of guy too me. got any inside info of him tsai? do you actually think he gives a hooot about anyone else? i wouldn’t be surprised if he is not in camp for some dumb thing he did last night.

  177. bighilofan2 August 6, 2009 7:54 pm

    Thanks for the reports on today’s practice, Tsaikos!
    I’m excited to know get real hope!
    jus maybe maybe da coaches r learnin to focust! 😀

    waitin for da chawan magic!


  178. curveball August 6, 2009 7:58 pm


    I was told that they were using the JUGS before practice today..
    I was also told that Alexander was the first person on the field today…

  179. Kazz August 6, 2009 8:00 pm

    Hey there Nalani!

    Thanks again for da heads up about the team getting some of their pads on this Saturday!

    I too BELIEVE the oline will be MUCH better this season. Coach Shaw was received well during the coaches clinic and from what I saw during spring practice, the seeds have been planted for us to have a good oline in the years to come.

    BTW, I bet your son is 808% ready to go this season!!! :mrrgreen:

    Hope to see everyone at UH this Saturday.

  180. lava August 6, 2009 8:20 pm

    One practice does not a season make, but here are my thoughts on the first practice:

    I saw a lot of good coaching out there today from many of the coaches.

    Greg Alexander looks much more comfortable as qb, and is ready to resume where he left off last year. He’s clearly #1. I think the #2 job is wide open. Shane Austin got a lot of reps (and he threw a pick for a TD, fumbled a snap that I think led to another mock TD, and overthrew a guy or two). If Alexander gets injured, the team is going to struggle finding ways to win. Of the three newcomers, I think only Nielsen got reps, but all threw in the regular rotation. Cayman was limping noticeably. Graves appeared to have the strongest arm and threw well down the field. I see a bright future for Graves.

    In his preseasons at UH, Leon has always shown glimpses of having a good burst and being a real threat to shred the defense and bolt down the field. Now add Alex Green to the mix. One of these guys must emerge as a real north-south burner. I’d love for them to support each other so they both become better. This offense is most dangerous when it has this threat. I think Rego looked good, and I suspect will be the favorite choice for a north-south power back. Chizzy looked elusive as a runner, but suspect as a return man. Inoke — we’ll see with time. I trust he’ll be a dangerous threat somehow.

    I was impressed by the athleticism and speed of the receivers. I didn’t see guys making any great leaps, but I think they are instructed to run through their routes whenever possible. Pilares is the class of the group. Salas, Mederios, Taylor, Bradley, Jasper, Paclebar, Tinoco and Henry all looked good. I didn’t see Malcolm Lane, but I trust he was there. Bryant look good at receiver, but suspect as a return man. Bell and Miah had some drops and were frustrated, and I shared their frustration, particularly Bell. It’s crazy early and tomorrow is another day, and I trust these guys will come out to impress tomorrow. I watched a fair amount of Pollard and Avery, but I needed to see more to form some opinion.

    I thinking the starting 0-line will be noticeably better. I liked what I saw out there today. Hopefully the camp gives the guys time to gel as a unit. The talent is there. I saw some good things from some of the back-ups too. I appreciated Hisatake giving support and instruction to Chauncey. Not sure who will emerge as the top back-ups, but I think the line will be well coached. Tiwanak as the #2 center (me thinks) seems much bigger than Estes, but maybe it is the pads. Then again maybe it is the kalbi. After college Adrian Thomas, another 2nd stronger, may have a career as a tree, a tall, big okole tree. The media guide lists him at 6-6, which is not an exaggeration.

    I saw some earlier practices of the kickers and punters. The punter from down under is capable of big booms, and my only question before today was consistency. When he connects he draws ahhhs like fireworks, and the “Oy, Oy, Oy” cheer may be here to stay. Not sure who the top kicker is, but he can hit. He won’t be mistaken for Jason Elam, but then Jason is one of the greatest kickers in the history of football. All we need is consistency — impossible to determine from the few days I’ve seen these guys.

    When camp is finished, I expect the defense to be athletic and physical, with good depth everywhere. There are a lot of guys playing new positions, so it is going to take time for guys to feel comfortable, and when they do, they need to feel comfortable with the guys around them. It is a lot to ask in 30 days, but I know the coaches will get guys feeling comfortable at certain positions. The only question is how quickly they gel as a unit. Luckily we don’t have the likes of Florida out of the gates. There is a ton of great talent on defense. If the coaches rotate as expected, these guys could be making plays all the time, from every single position. I honestly don’t see a weak link.

    I assume we all know what we have in the returning guys. I don’t have much to add — they were running around looking good. I like the drill where they essentially have to throw a blocking sled out of their way (as if a fullback) and dart to the outside as if to stuff a Reggie Bush type making for the sidelines. These guys are strong and quick. Of the new guys, Huen was looking the part of a Butkis. Daily-Lyles seems like he’d be around the ball a lot too. Rink has speed for a lineman. Paipai was with the linemen, so may be an experiment brewing. With my apologies, I was so taken by a lot of the guys I didn’t force myself to track down some other newby-type players of interest (Monster Masch, Tonga, Alo, Leatigaga. Paredes, Tachibana, Geordan, Haku, Liko). My bad, but it is difficult when you got so many great players making plays. Fonoti, Rocky, Meatoga, Clore, Tufaga, Lolotai, Brashton, Blaze, Toilolo, etc. Overall just a ton of talent. I suspect a lot of the other spectators noticed the guys I missed, so maybe their reports will fill in my pukas.

    Miano looked like he has some players in the secondary. Davis and Hopkins and Black and Brown. I also noticed the speed of Wadsworth.

    Thanks to Greg Alexander, I would say the offense is ahead of the defense. If guys stay healthy, I think both the offense and defense could be very effective.

    If I had to point to a weak link, I would say it is the special teams, particularly the return guys. It is early, but too many errors in judgment leading to way too many drops. They need to open that competition up to everyone.

    It looks like it will be an entertaining season. The athleticism is impressive on both sides of the ball.

    Good luck in the days ahead.

  181. Kazz August 6, 2009 8:22 pm

    “New Divide”

    (Orignially by Linkin Park off the Transformers 2 soundtrack)

    I remember the holiday sky, the faces all around me
    I remembered each catch as time began to blur
    Like a startling sign that fate had finally found me
    And that voice was all I heard, that we get what we deserve…

    So give me reason to prove me wrong, to wash this memory clean…
    Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes…
    Give me reason to erase that loss, connect the space between…
    Let it be enough to reach the fate that lies across this new divide…

    There was nothing in sight but a quarterback left abandoned…
    He had nowhere to hide, the sacks fell like snow…
    And the game caved in between where we were standing…
    And that voice was all I heard… that we get what we deserve…

    So give me reason to prove me wrong, to wash that memory clean…
    Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes across this new divide…

    In every loss, in every lie, in every truth that we’d deny
    And each regret and each goodbye was a mistake too great to hide…

    And that voice was all I heard, that we get what we deserve…

    So give us reason to prove us wrong, to wash this memory clean…
    Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes!!!

    Give us reason to fill this hole, connect the space between. Let it be enough to reach the fate that lies across this new divide!

  182. Kazz August 6, 2009 8:27 pm


    Mahalo for your post, as with all the others that gave their thoughts on today’s practice.

    Football is in the air and it smells great!!!

  183. Garret August 6, 2009 8:30 pm


    Thank you very much for your detailed practice report! I was going to point the people here at your post on SportsHawaii, but am glad you posted it here also.

    By the way, you didn’t see Lane because he’s apparently not in camp.

  184. royal crown August 6, 2009 8:38 pm

    I’ve been looking at UH’s site, specifically the football roster. And seemingly they’re updating the roster daily. A few days ago I saw the names, pictures and profiles of Steven Christian and Dan Johnson included. And now I don’t. I didn’t see their names on the training camp roster either, so I’m guessing they’re gone. Johnson, OL, would have been in the program for 5 years..and IMO it would have been nice if he received some departing ink because he seemed to be such a hard worker and nice guy. speculation tells me that he was probably the victim of the numbers game… However, Christian, a heralded DB, a rf, I have no idea what happened. Googling I can’t find anything. So I don’t know what to conclude about Christian.

  185. el guapo August 6, 2009 8:52 pm

    Hawaii’s Little League Juniors and Seniors won again yesterday in regionals. Juniors were to play against Idaho today but Little League Baseball doesn’t update their website until the following day.

  186. Pomai August 6, 2009 8:57 pm

    Does anyone know if they are they going to put the media guides on there website this year?

  187. sjmacro August 6, 2009 9:03 pm

    Evening Tsaikos: my 5 cents from being at the first practice today–
    1. #29 can “boom” the punts, hit one for 75 yds on the fly from scrimmage, great hang time. Hope he’s like McBriar who didn’t have enough punt attempts to qualify for statistics, which means our offense is running. He should be a great weapon when we need him

    2. Greg Alexander led the QBs and receivers out to practice 40 minutes before scheduled practice time.

    3. Bhf2 will be pleased to know the JUGS machine was operational at 1:15 PM, set up by Pollard and Avery.

    4. Seems RBs, QBs, OL showing better footwork than a year ago

    5. The “gasser” at the end of practice appeared to show mostly everyone in shape, even the big guys—unlike last year

  188. Garret August 6, 2009 9:22 pm

    Feature article on the importance of this preseason to Colt. I think Liz might have posted this already, but I’m not sure and I don’t think she posted these sections.

    When the Washington Redskins’ four preseason games advance into the second half, and you hardly know any of the players on the field because many of them will be unemployed soon anyway, no one will blame you if you change the channel or turn off the TV.

    Just know, though, that in those moments, Colt Brennan will be playing the most important football of his life and possibly changing the landscape of the Redskins’ quarterback position.

    So turn away at your own risk.

    “It is pretty intense,” Brennan said, “because you know that’s the only chance that you’re going to get to go out and showcase yourself.”

    “I’m excited because if I have any success during that, it’s going to continue to push me and show people I belong,” Brennan said.

    Depending on Campbell’s play this season in the last year of his contract, the Redskins could be looking for a new No. 1.

    “You really don’t want to get caught up in it, because this league is so full of business,” Brennan said. “Really what you want to focus is on just playing good. Even if I go out there and make a mistake, at least I’m backing it up with making good plays, doing good things at certain times and keeping that buzz, that energy going. I don’t want anything to set me back right now.”

  189. Garret August 6, 2009 9:24 pm

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

    Japanese scientists have developed a powered robotic suit intended for people during heavy labor, rescue support at disaster sites, and for the disabled or elderly. I’d love to see a football game played with these robo-powered suits.

  190. Garret August 6, 2009 9:24 pm

    The World Health Organization estimates that 2 billion people will get the swine flu by the end of this pandemic, 1/3 the people in the world.

  191. Garret August 6, 2009 9:25 pm

    Iowa cell center is the first to be able to receive text messages directly into the 911 system.

  192. Garret August 6, 2009 9:25 pm

    Reno carjacker returned the car keys to his victim because he couldn’t drive her manual transmission.

  193. Garret August 6, 2009 9:25 pm

    Burger King restaurant in St. Louis took the “no shoes” policy to an extreme when they ejected a mother and grandmother because the mother’s 6-month-old baby was not wearing shoes! The manager of the Burger King has offered them a free meal on their next visit.

  194. Garret August 6, 2009 9:26 pm

    Free play links pau.

  195. Garret August 6, 2009 9:28 pm

    Maui News article about the start of camp for the Warriors.

    ”Greg Alexander is the guy that’s going to start our first ballgame,” McMackin said Thursday as the Warriors opened fall practice.

    Players say that confirmation makes a huge difference.

    ”That was always in the back of our minds last year. As much as we said it wasn’t, it was,” receiver Greg Salas said. ”We didn’t know who was going to be the starting quarterback or how long they were going to be the starting quarterback for. It’s a huge relief for us.”

  196. Garret August 6, 2009 9:28 pm

    However, there are some drawbacks of 100 athletes living together.

    ”People snore really loud. I mean really loud. It’s horrible,” Salas said. ”It gets a little stinky in there, but it’s all good. It’s for chemistry. We like it.”

  197. Garret August 6, 2009 9:29 pm

    KGMB video report from UH practice.

  198. Stephen Tsai August 6, 2009 9:44 pm

    Dan Johnson is a first-day guy.
    Steve Christian hurt his hip. He’s going to undergo surgery.

  199. al August 6, 2009 9:48 pm

    at first glance of the opening day roster, i was wondering how we would shore up the troops at defensive end. moving paipai to defensive end just makes a lot of sense. paipai lined up at de quite often at kahuku. he could be the next david veikune.

  200. al August 6, 2009 10:02 pm

    i keep thinking that alasi “al” toilolo will have a break out season as well.

  201. al August 6, 2009 10:03 pm

    btw,….royal crown

    that was a nice post earlier, spoken like a real warrior fan.

  202. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 6, 2009 10:04 pm

    Where are Friday and Saturday’s practices – on the grass field mauka of the soccer field or on the Ching/Cooke Field by the swimming pool?

    On-campus parking has really been bumped up this year so I’ll be coming by bus or walking from somewhere around the University District Going to the right site would save some time. I went to C/C field today around 3:30 pm, but I assumed the teams had finished their field practice and had gone inside for meetings, etc. because no one was there.

  203. koakane™ August 6, 2009 10:07 pm

    good evening tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s here’s hoping all had a good day.

    yep fball is in the air with all the enthusiasm and excitement that has been posted. lets keep this support going on through out whole season because coach Mac, the coaches, the team and all the auxiliary staff need us to be there for them. so go warriors.

    be careful and be prepared for the upcoming hurricane in the next few week. take precautions now so you are ready when it appears.

    on a personal note a big mahalo to all who sent best wishes to my wife on the passing of her father. she left for Hilo today and we will follow this sunday. thank you for taking a moment to keep us in your thoughts. you guy and gals are the bestest.

  204. d1島 August 6, 2009 10:19 pm


    Transmission received. 🙂

    Excellent report.

    Look forward to your next report!

  205. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 6, 2009 10:33 pm


    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I kept seeing references from others but must have missed the original post.

    Have a safe trip to/from Hilo. DrDoc is coming back home on Sunday via Kona unless Felicia picks up steam again. Learned a long time ago not to make any assumptions about hurricanes – as that Great Philosopher once said, “It ain’t over til it’s over.”

    Stretch: Let me think about that challenge – I won’t do it for the Cancer Society, but I might consider taking on the challenge for something local and sports-related which would raise a major chunk of change.

  206. koakane™ August 6, 2009 10:36 pm

    el guapo another bball team is on the mainland representing the 808. Kailua won the American Legion state championship and played Greeley Colorado but lost 7-6. double elimination tourny so still in it so far. you can follow their progress thru this addy click on western region to see the score or game track.

  207. UHfan808 August 6, 2009 10:44 pm

    Hello Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes!

    Hope everyone is having a nice quiet uneventful evening.

    Nice seeing the players starting to settle in. Thanks for the pics ST!

    I missed posting on Rob25’s b-day last Sunday, sowee!
    — Happy (belated) Birthday again, Rob25!!!


  208. Kazz August 6, 2009 11:07 pm


    Sorry for the loss in your ohana. Best wishes and prayers to you and yours.

  209. Slugger August 6, 2009 11:15 pm


    Scott Enos, Kevin Bell & Brian ‘Bilbo Baggins’ Blumberg were all good at close-in field goals. (Sorry, I didn’t notice what yard-line they were on.)Kicking wide as they went back closer to the 40.

    Mahalo, sj-macro, for the color-coded roster!

  210. Slugger August 6, 2009 11:18 pm


    Condolences to you, Mrs. Koakane & her ‘ohana. Safe travels to Hilo.

  211. wena August 6, 2009 11:28 pm

    I like the picture of Mana Silva’s suitcase.

  212. koakane™ August 6, 2009 11:36 pm

    ditto slugger’s mahalo to sj-macro and myki for the color-coded roster in my email box

  213. Ralph August 6, 2009 11:44 pm

    Wena now you know how to help Stephen pack for his next trip, very simple and can be done last minute.

  214. jojo ® August 7, 2009 12:21 am

    Hi, this is jojo

  215. Ralph August 7, 2009 12:40 am

    Hi Jojo, good morning to you

  216. al August 7, 2009 12:45 am

    wena same kind that steven got huh?

  217. al August 7, 2009 12:47 am

    nah. the real jojo did not get registered.

  218. al August 7, 2009 12:49 am

    oops….that would be “stephen”.

  219. chawan_cut August 7, 2009 12:50 am

    tonight’s news

  220. al August 7, 2009 1:11 am

    tks c_c.

  221. 99club August 7, 2009 1:12 am

    Mahalo for the video! That looked like it took some work. Well done, sir.

  222. bighilofan2 August 7, 2009 4:10 am


    thanks for the info on the JUGS.
    went paddlin before coming home, intended on a short nap when i posted but ended up crashing or i wudda responded much much sooner
    to your post. sorry. and thanks!


    a very detailed and great report on our team! you definitely got me
    excited. thanks


    howzit my friend.
    great reporting 2.


    you’re good. realll good!!!
    big mahalos for da news videos. u got 2 hits fo dat! 😀
    missed da regular newscasts, so spockin em here is a
    reall treat. plus, lookin at Liz Chun gives me da chillz

  223. bighilofan2 August 7, 2009 4:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good reads ST’s article in da morning’s HA.
    also, nice to see Elam still going strong.
    off to check up wit da Colt watch.

  224. bighilofan2 August 7, 2009 4:45 am

    hiya. found this.

    Brennan catches Zorn’s eye at Redskins camp

    Posted Aug. 07, 2009 @ 8:02 a.m.
    By Eric Edholm

    The preseason will be a proving ground for third-string QB Colt Brennan, who has a chance to move up the pecking order at some point if he can prove to be consistent and controlled when he gets what is expected to be a good amount of action in the exhibition season.

    Already head coach Jim Zorn has noticed the difference between Brennan’s rookie season and this year. “I think Colt has come a long way,” Zorn said. “I think the way I get on him, he probably doesn’t feel like he’s come a long way, but I’m pushing him and he has come a long way.”

    Finding that consistency might not be easy, but Zorn says the second-year QB has become much better at handling the finer points of the game and playing with more control each time out.

    “He’s becoming more disciplined,” Zorn said. “When he first got here he was a little bit all over the place. Now he’s being more disciplined in the pocket. He’s starting to read the throws. But he’s a work in progress, and this preseason is going to be very important for him.”

    Mechanically speaking, Brennan might look a bit unorthodox, but the coaches are not worried about his arm delivery right now.

    “I’m not tinkering with his arm yet at all,” Zorn said. “I’m really trying to get the mental part of his game and really the footwork part of his game. I’m trying to get him to move.”

    Brennan is trying to move — up the depth chart. Right now, Todd Collins is the No. 2 option behind starter Jason Campbell, which is likely the way things will be when the season opens, barring an injury. But by the end of the season, when Collins’ deal runs out, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Brennan be the second QB on game days if he can show steady improvement.

    The Redskins clearly enter a critical year in terms of their QB structure. Campbell must have a big season to remain in the team’s plans beyond 2009 after watching the organization chase after Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez. Collins probably is in his final season with the club, and Brennan is an unknown. Fourth-stringer Chase Daniel has a lot to prove to show he’s an NFL quarterback. The preseason will help to sort a few of these things out.

  225. Bulla August 7, 2009 4:49 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    howzit bhf2, hope all is well. it appears that the Warriors have come into camp in better shape than years past. this is good. now let’s get down to bizness and get ready for the season.


  226. bighilofan2 August 7, 2009 5:09 am

    hiya bulla

    looks like Lana wen pew. an all is good an safe.
    still up to da eyeballz in dis an dat. lookin forward to UNLV.

    have a nice day gangee. hi ho

  227. letsgowarriors August 7, 2009 5:45 am

    hafoka has a back strain which is why he is not on the fall roster.

  228. sjmacro August 7, 2009 6:08 am

    Thanks Al: re Graves = #9. typo was dyslexic error (#6) or curveball said he put his jersey on upside down 🙂

  229. d1島 August 7, 2009 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!

    Rise and Shine Warriors!

    Most of us never really think about the cerebral part of CFB.

    ….2 hours of practice today, 9 hours of meetings.

  230. d1島 August 7, 2009 6:25 am

    Hoping that Pauoa Boy had a good day today.

    Erryboddy else,

    Make it a good day!


  231. Garret August 7, 2009 6:59 am

    The Coaches’ poll has BSU #16, TCU #17, Utah #18 and BYU #24.

    16. Boise State (12-1)

    Points: 542. Previous ranking: 13. Outlook: After a standout season last year, the Broncos could be ready to jump back into the BCS picture with the return of QB Kellen Moore, RB Jeremy Avery, C Thomas Byrd, WR Austin Pettis and TE Kyle Efaw. Defense brings back CBs Kyle Wilson and Brandyn Thompson, E Ryan Winterswyk and S Jeron Johnson. K Kyle Brotzman also returns. Opens: Sept. 3 vs. No. 14 Oregon (ESPN, 10:15).

  232. JaM August 8, 2009 5:30 am

    Good morning to all!

    Condolences to the Koakane ohana. can count on Brie and I on a donation towards a repeat on your hairstyle! Will process as soon as I get SF this weekend.

    Great news and updates during training camp!

  233. NYUH August 9, 2009 3:41 am

    Hawaii should be 25. Fun to see BSU in front of the MWC though.

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