Tight end’s commitment is an isle reunion

Sorry for the delay, but, yes, Ethan Watanabe of Brennan High (San Antonio) has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors, according to his father Chad Watanabe.

Ethan Watanabe is 6 feet 3 and 255 pounds. He will compete at tight end for the Warriors.

Ethan Watanabe’s father was raised on the Leeward Coast.

“Nanakali Hawks!” said Chad Watanabe, a 1983 graduate who played football and basketball.

Two of Ethan Watanabe’s uncles played for Norm Chow at BYU in the 1980s. Another uncle, Tony Moeaki, is a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs.

And for the curious: Ethan Watanabe’s father is Hawaiian and Samoan; his mother is Tongan. Chad Watanabe said he took the surname of his step-father.

“Everybody looks at me like: ‘Where’s your Japanese?'” Chad Watanabe said. “I tell them, ‘I eat Japanese food.'”

Here’s his highlight video: Ethan Watanabe.


  1. truegreen January 22, 2012 12:27 am


  2. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:28 am


  3. Bowwar January 22, 2012 12:30 am

    Wow 3rd!

  4. Bowwar January 22, 2012 12:31 am

    Watanabe shows why Hawaii is a melting pot.

  5. truegreen January 22, 2012 12:31 am

    Yay, I think my eighth first but it’s been a while so I forgot what it looked like.

    Cool to see all these great players “coming home.” Hopefully even more are staying home. In Uncle Norm we trust.

  6. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:32 am

    ai no kea if he 1/10 Japanese. da bugga is thick an he got all da inside scoops from

    family of what its about playing for Coach Chow… his head is on right….

    welcome to Hawaii, Ethan. Thanks for wanting to play fo us, be a Warrior.

    Go Warriors!

  7. Slugger January 22, 2012 12:33 am

    Welcome, Ethan!

  8. Stephen Tsai January 22, 2012 12:33 am

    I don’t think UH will get many commitments this weekend.

    The big weekend is next week.

  9. Slugger January 22, 2012 12:34 am

    Nanakuli Hawks?

    Night all…

  10. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:41 am

    talked to my cuz today. his favorite team is SF 49ers. he told me, “you know the difference between this year’s team and last year’s team?” i bit and said no. he said

    “the coach.”

    so listen up, Warriors. you got yourselves a coach. if you love to play football, and I know you love football, be grateful you got yourselves a real Div. 1 coach and work your tails off, take the opportunity to get yourselves really ready, really physically fit, for a full on fight for position this year.

    you are sooooo lucky, Warriors. and I am tickleddddd….

  11. jm2375 January 22, 2012 12:42 am

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Mr. Watanabe!

  12. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:42 am

    he was talking about Harbaugh….

    but all the while he was implying Chow.

  13. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:47 am

    check out Ethan Watanabe TE videos. pancake.. pancake… pancake….

  14. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 12:51 am

    i wonder who else Coaches thinking about inviting to come “back home.” shucks, while they out recruiting the “seniors” they might as well be talking to the sophomores.

  15. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 1:08 am

    found this out about Gus Lavaka.

    Kearns’ Gus Lavaka takes on two sports in same season

    0 0By Martin Renzhofer

    The Salt Lake Tribune

    First published Dec 05 2011 06:55PM

    Updated Dec 7, 2011 03:40PM

    Right off the bat, know that Gus Lavaka is unusual.

    In these days of specialization, participating in two sports is almost a thing of the past. Lavaka has taken that a step further: He’s a four-sport athlete at Kearns High.

    The senior, who most surely will play football at the collegiate level — the wait-and-see game of exactly where the big lineman will play has begun — has attempted to combine two sports of the same season. Lavaka, one of Utah’s finest heavyweight high-school wrestlers, is also playing basketball.

    Imagine the bluntness of a pick set by this 6-foot-4, 300-pound post man.

    “I like to compete,” Lavaka understated. “I wanted to play basketball.”

    So, when Kearns basketball coach Dan Cosby inquired about the possibility of him playing hoops, Lavaka was all ears.

    Wrestling coach Tyson Linnell was cautious but agreeable, with the understanding that wrestling, should a conflict occur, would take preference.

    “I understood [Cosby’s] frustration,” Linnell said. “[Lavaka’s] friends are playing. Wrestling gets him in better shape for basketball.”

    now you know why I am terribly excited with all these kind athletes wanting to come play with Coach Norm.

    exciting times indeed.

  16. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 1:19 am

    kden, nite all…zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  17. Pride. January 22, 2012 2:04 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 22nd, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I don’t think UH will get many commitments this weekend.

    The big weekend is next week.

    ST’s way of telling us to be patient.

  18. Pride. January 22, 2012 2:09 am

    Perhaps Watanabe will end up as a 285 pound center. Or maybe a 300 pound noseguard.

  19. War-E-Or January 22, 2012 2:24 am

    Looks like Wooching committed to Washington

  20. Pride. January 22, 2012 2:55 am

    #19 – That’s wonderful news for the Wooching family. I’m always very happy when our Hawaii high school athletes are given the opportunity to play sports in college and get an education while doing it. That’s a great job by Psalm of putting himself in such a position.

  21. Wes'side Warrior January 22, 2012 3:30 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Good story on Watanabe, ST! I’m sure lots of kids got a twist to their story too. Always interesting to hear. Mahalo!

    Each day brings renewed “I can’t wait for the next day’s news” anticipation. Exciting times for UH!

  22. wyszukiwarka mp3 January 22, 2012 3:46 am

    Silence has come 🙂

  23. Garret January 22, 2012 4:16 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Ethan Watanabe!

    The UH coaching staff had a short amount of time to recruit and a huge need at TE, and I think they did an excellent job at recruiting the position. Ethan Watanabe has a good chance at playing as a freshman and really making a mark in Coach Chow’s offense.

  24. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 4:51 am

    @8, visits next weekend… Pro Bowl Weekend… Smart move… So are RGM, Bess, Pilares and Colt in Hawaii right now?

  25. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 5:08 am

    RIP Joe Paterno… Damn It’s a shame he had to go out like that…

  26. Hilo Moon January 22, 2012 5:08 am

    Bom Dia and Goong Hee Fat Choy!

  27. mo808 January 22, 2012 5:11 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Chad!

  28. mo808 January 22, 2012 5:13 am

    Sorry. Welcome Ethan!

  29. Bulla January 22, 2012 5:20 am

    welcome Ethat to the Warrior ohana



  30. mo808 January 22, 2012 5:27 am

    I like the highlight video! Ethan just mows people down! I wonder if he can carry the ball too? With that kind of size and power…who’d be able to stop him?

  31. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:35 am

    19 & 20.

    Good luck to Psalm. He has worked hard and has the right to make his own choice.

    Too bad he neva choose UH. no matter. now we move on. next.

    Go Warriors.

  32. Bulla January 22, 2012 5:37 am

    good morning bhf2,

    lots of good things in the air blowing around 🙂 wonderful times for the Warrior Ohana, change is good, transition is the challenge…..WOW, can’t wait for all the good reports coming next week. have a good day, hope your teams win today!

  33. Huh??? January 22, 2012 5:37 am

    Welcome home Ethan.

    I’m Dad’s classmate but I didn’t graduate in 1983.

  34. maddog50 January 22, 2012 5:39 am

    Had a chance to meet Joe Paterno….1982….he was recruiting a kid I coached. He shows up by himself, politely introduces himself and patiently waits for the break between classes to meet the prospect….no notion of self importance or arrogance….he was just like another guy….the kid went to ND…..but I will always remember him. I met alot of guys through the years almost all the top names in the college game in the mid 70’s through the 80’s….nobody like himand the way he conducted himself. That being said I am truly saddened by how the Sandusky situation was handled, as stated earlier a great legacy that ends tragically…..Hope there are more Joe’s and no more of that other guy-

  35. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 5:39 am

    PANCAKES … PANCAKES … PANCAKES … delivered by Ethan Watanabe, 6″3″; 255.

    thanks to BHF2 for pointing that out.

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  37. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 5:42 am

    WELCOME HOME, Ethan Watanabe.

    Lucky you live Hawaii – no place like home.

  38. Wassup January 22, 2012 5:46 am

    Great job by Coach Chow and his staff in recruiting. Just imagine what they can do with a better timeline to do it. They have only been out and qbout for a few weeks. Exciting times indeed.

  39. d1shima January 22, 2012 5:49 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice job by the staff. Welcome Ethan Watanabe!

  40. d1shima January 22, 2012 5:50 am

    Sad end to a memorable legacy.

    RIP Joe Paterno.

    College Football owes much to that man.

  41. Derek January 22, 2012 5:50 am

    I’m pulling for the “Harbaugh Bowl”. Ravens and 49ers today. All in the family. But, to be honest I think both games can go either way. Too close to call.

  42. d1shima January 22, 2012 5:51 am

    Prayers and condolences to the HPD Ohana. 🙁

  43. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 5:54 am


    Im hoping for the opposite…Another Giant/Pats SB would be awesome…

  44. Bugaz January 22, 2012 5:56 am

    24. With the pro bowl in town, coach chow could even bring in guys like Rivers and such NFL players that he coached or knows from his past coaching stints.

  45. forsurftoo January 22, 2012 6:01 am

    “Nanakali Hawks!”= Nanakuli Hawks?

  46. d1shima January 22, 2012 6:27 am

    Enjoy Championship Sunday!


  47. papajoe2 January 22, 2012 6:28 am

    Did Joe Pa really die? I thought that was a mistake. I understand he is gravely ill though.

  48. Bugaz January 22, 2012 6:30 am

    8. ST quality not quantity!

  49. TYaiea January 22, 2012 6:30 am

    warrior NY, i’m with you. belichek and coughlin. replay of 2007 super bowl, but this time the patriots going win. imua.

  50. Pauoa Boy January 22, 2012 6:46 am

    R.I.P. to Joe Paterno

    Watanabe looks like a mauler of a TE. Guess we found our blocking TE. I like that Coach Chow is going after some aggressive mauler type lineman too. I like seeing guys who truck stick the crap out of the defense and pancake them to the ground following through on their blocks. Like that smash mouth style football. Excited to see some actual type of a running game again at UH. Seems like there was never really a good balance. Either we ran the crap out of the ball in Wagner days, or pass like crazy lately. Would be nice to see a good balance of an attack and some pro sets and TE, FB usage…

  51. papajoe2 January 22, 2012 7:14 am

    Yup, I’m so sorry that Joe Pa did pass on. RIP Joe Paterno, You did it the right way.

  52. papajoe2 January 22, 2012 7:17 am

    Apologies too for my last statement. I meant the right way as far as coaching with integrity, and not about the scandel recently. I didn’t mean to offend anybody.

  53. kkobi425 January 22, 2012 7:18 am

    #19. Husky blog reporting Wooching commited.


  54. kkobi425 January 22, 2012 7:18 am

    Hopefully thats all Sark gets.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 7:24 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Howzit Pauoa Boy! Nice to see your post again. How are you? And where are you?

  56. Bugaz January 22, 2012 7:25 am

    54. Or maybe a late push by coach Chow and change of mind come Feb first. After all these are young minded men and like it has been stated before, local boys have a hard time saying no.

  57. Shoko January 22, 2012 7:27 am

    After watching the highligh video, I’m really impressed with that Watanabe kid. He’s going to be a beast. He was bowling over other players.

    RIP Joepa. Really wish he had a chance of retiring rather than being fired.

    Go NINERS! 😉

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 7:29 am

    Watanabe. Nice! Whether at TE, OL, DT, DE, NG, or as a bombucha blocking back, I’m sure braddah is going to help the Warriors.

    Welcome to the Warriors, Ethan!

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 7:31 am

    God Bless Joe Pa, his family and his legacy.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 7:32 am

    After watching Watanabe’s highlights again, I’m hungry for pancakes. 🙂 Gonna whip some up soon.



  61. kaimiloa January 22, 2012 7:34 am

    Watanabe’s House of Pancakes

  62. koakane January 22, 2012 7:42 am

    good Sabbath 808 have a fine day

    sad to hear about Joe Pa passing. he was Penn State.

    hopping todays game is exciting

  63. koakane January 22, 2012 7:46 am

    errands to run, things to set up, stuff to get for the game

    kope and catch ya lattas

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 7:54 am

    #61 –

    😆 With some of the new recruits coming in on the OL maybe we can have a “Warrior’s House of Pancakes”.

  65. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 8:05 am

    DPK! The Warrior House of Pancakes — W.H.O.P. or WHOP!!!! The sound you hear when the back of your jersey hits the turf and you look up to see all 300lbs sneering at you……haaaaa. Awesome.


  66. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 8:05 am

    Didn’t JoePa also recruit Amani Purcell down in Samoa?


  67. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 8:08 am

    Watanabe = Samoan, Tongan, Hawaiian with Japanese last name. He is as “POLY” as they come.


  68. tom mui January 22, 2012 8:12 am


    Re: ST’s #8 … But Al said …

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 8:20 am

    BIK – Now THAT’S a Tee -Shirt! 😆

  70. kama krab January 22, 2012 8:22 am

    Howzit everybody,

    Ho get one fellow Nanakuli Hawk (class of 99) in the house. Welcome braddah Ethan.

    Oh and I wonder if father Chad went to school with any of my cousin’s husband’s family or my cousin’s husband. Going check at church today.

    Anyway welcom again young man.

  71. Kapanui January 22, 2012 8:22 am

    Possible team mantra: “We love the smell of pancakes in the morning.”

    (Or “in the evening,” for games?)

  72. kama krab January 22, 2012 8:23 am

    Oh and if ST can ask the father, the familys last name is Hauhio.

  73. kapakahi January 22, 2012 8:28 am

    Not just Hawks, but the Nanakuli Golden Hawks!

  74. whitey January 22, 2012 8:28 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  75. kapakahi January 22, 2012 8:30 am

    Other than Brostek, any other local prospects visiting UH next weekend?

  76. kama krab January 22, 2012 8:35 am

    On Oahu’s Leeward Coast Line

    Stand’s our alma mater devine

    Cradled in Hawaii’s Majesty

    Guiding light forever shall be

    Living loyalty living honestly

    These an more our life’s design

    Black and Gold, Black and Gold

    Proudly we waive our color’s high true

    Nanakuli, nanakuli

    Faith and hope our destiny to you.

    Been ten years since I’ve had to remember the alma mater but for today in honor of father Chad Watanabe, hail as Kapakahi says to the Golden Hawks. Nanakuli E’a

  77. madeinhawaii January 22, 2012 8:41 am

    No need da Japanese blood.. just da Japanese thinking of “KAIZEN”… which is to improve incrementally each day.

    Good MORNING!

  78. Haleakala January 22, 2012 8:45 am

    It’s sad to hear the news of Joe Paterno. If he had passed away just six months earlier, he would have been toasted by everyone at Penn State and beyond. However he went out with a bitter taste in his mouth as well as his family’s despite his long legacy of successful coaching and contribtions to his community. Its another one of life’s twists and turns.

  79. Huh??? January 22, 2012 8:46 am

    76: e’a, e’a

  80. Haleakala January 22, 2012 8:48 am

    That’s a good article about Gus Lavaka being a four sport athlete. The big guy must not only be strong but he must also have quick feet. Looking forward to seeing him play.

  81. al January 22, 2012 9:00 am

    68…tommui. after hearing the list of visitors which had changed last minute and had been reduced to six, i did scale down my commit estimate to a high of three yesterday.

    so with one down, getting two more still looms as a challenge.

    but, the birdie reports are in, wait til next week. the news will be hard to keep up as st will be firing away with those confirmations.

    dozen visits could mean six commits. big ones…as in big names locally and abroad.

  82. al January 22, 2012 9:02 am

    75…kamehameha warriors, punahou buff n blue, to start with.

  83. Eonatoa January 22, 2012 9:08 am

    Chehu! Hawks baby!

  84. papajoe2 January 22, 2012 9:17 am

    78 Haleakala, If Joe Pa did pass away 6 months earlier, being that he wouldn’t be here, probably more of the blame for the fiasco, would have been put on him. As far as I know, his only mistake was that he didn’t do more and he regrets that too. Very, very sad for what he did, to pass away with his dignity dinged.

    OK, back to camping. Came home to feed the dog and pick up his mess. Hot shower and warm . Gotta hele on. bbl

  85. whitey January 22, 2012 9:26 am

    coach paterno was an excellent college football coach and with his passing, it is a loss to many of us. i did not know him personally, but his teams did very well and he believed that a playoff system would help college football.

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  87. Todde January 22, 2012 9:34 am

    But, can he catch? The video just show him blocking? Don’t tight ends catch the ball also?

  88. flying January 22, 2012 9:35 am

    Wow! This guy is a beast! Watching the highlight films, he is a great blocking tight end finishing his blocks and pancaking guys! I love it! GO WARRIORS!!!!

  89. koakane January 22, 2012 9:40 am

    kden back

    settling down for some sunday fball. got my baked manapuaa, pork hash and

    chow mein

    let it rip…….

  90. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 9:40 am

    I hope anthony pierce commits.

    Supposed to be the top corner in OC county.

  91. whitey January 22, 2012 9:43 am

    so far coach chow and his assistants are doing quite well in recruiting. go warriors!!!!!!

  92. whitey January 22, 2012 9:45 am

    al, if da warriors can sign 50% of the visiting recruits, i think they should be congratulated, but if they sign 75% or more, it is time to celebrate.

  93. whitey January 22, 2012 9:47 am

    but actually, me, i celebrate any time. hahahahaaa

  94. koakane January 22, 2012 9:48 am

    29 degrees in Foxbourgh NE

    aren’t you glad you stay in 808

    cheewhoooo ball offfffffffffffffffffff


  95. Da Punchbowl Kid January 22, 2012 9:48 am

    kk –

    So you went to CWK? 😉

  96. hillmok January 22, 2012 9:54 am

    Wooshing following in the steps of Kimo Makaula last minute switch to UW turning down an offer from Hawaii, could not cut the depth chart, so took his game to Idaho St…Idaho St?

    You know Kimo Makaula is regretting his decision big time! These kids that go away very few of them actually start. These big schools load their roster with talent they don’t care whether the kid starts or not it’s about coralling em in and let them fight for survival.

  97. Hiflyer January 22, 2012 10:00 am

    RIP JoePa

    Welcome home Ethan Watanabe

  98. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 10:06 am

    @95… It’s freaking freezing over here…

  99. SteveM January 22, 2012 10:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Ethan Watanabe!

  100. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 10:08 am

    Rolo gonna be right dea in that New England weather.


  101. SteveM January 22, 2012 10:16 am

    Bon Voyage Myki!

    …now aboard the Holland Zaandam for a 14-nt cruise, Hong Kong to Singapore.


  102. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 10:16 am


    I’m pretty sure UMASS even plays in the same stadium…

  103. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 10:24 am

    # 103. UMASS is supposed start playing there, starting this fall.

  104. homey ℞ January 22, 2012 10:28 am

  105. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 10:30 am

    sark get plenty money to throw around:

    University of Washington: According to the Seattle Times, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox has received a 3-year deal that will pay him $750,000 (2012), $800,000 (2013), and $850,000 (2014). Offenisve coordinator / quarterbacks coach Eric Kiesau received a 3-year deal that will pay him $375,000 (2012), $400,000 (2013), and $425,000 (2014). Defensive line / defensive run game coordinator Tosh Lupoi will earn $350,000 from now through February 6, 2015. He also received a one-time $100,000 payment and will receive an additional $100,000 payment if is remains on the Huskies’ staff through February 6, 2015. Linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will earn $225,000 (2012) and $250,000 (2013). Defensive backs coach Keith Heyward will earn $150,000 (2012) and $160,000 (2013). Special teams coordinator / recruiting coordinator / assistant head coach Johnny Nansen received a raise from $165,000 to $200,000. Wide receivers / passing game coordinator Jimmie Dougherty moves from $135,000 to $190,000. Running backs / associate head coach Joel Thomas moves from $160,000 to $190,000. Offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto remains at $300,000.

    In total, the assistants will be paid $2.73 million in 2012, the most of any PAC-12 program.

  106. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 10:34 am

    here’s nebraska’s:

  107. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 10:35 am

    here’s nebraska’s:

    Nebraska: Pay day. John Papuchis’ new salary (promoted to DC) is $300,000, up from $200,000 last season. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck’s compensation rises to $365,000 from $345,000. New defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski will make $195,000. Running backs coach Ron Brown and offensive line coach Barney Cotton will each make $240,000 (up from $220,000 last season). Ross Els, linebackers / special teams, is going from $170,000 to $220,000. Receivers coach Rich Fisher is going from $160,000 to $180,000 and assistant offensive line coach John Garrison will make $160,000 (up from $140,000). Defensive backs coach Corey Raymond will make $200,000.

    Bo Pelini’s salary rises to $2.875 million from $2.775 last season.

  108. d1shima January 22, 2012 10:41 am

    Hawaii News Now released the name of the fallen Officer.

    God Bless

  109. d1shima January 22, 2012 10:44 am

    Interesting to see which HC is paying his respective Coordinator based on the side of the ball that he excels. Sarkisian’s OC makes far less then the DC and vice versa for Pelini’s.

    Hawaii’s OC makes… 😉

  110. d1shima January 22, 2012 10:47 am

    …of course, Sarkisian certainly can appreciate what the wrong DC can cost ya! 👿

  111. Stephen Tsai January 22, 2012 11:13 am

    Whoops. The KC tight end is his uncle.

  112. Stephen Tsai January 22, 2012 11:20 am

    I think Psalm committed to UW, but he’s visiting next week.

    Save the last dance for Chow?

  113. jm2375 January 22, 2012 11:20 am

    uhhhh, ST, Warriors face Grand Canyon this weekend, not Grand Rapids.

    The Warriors return to Honolulu today. They face Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday in nonconference matches at the Stan Sheriff Center.

  114. al January 22, 2012 11:22 am

    earlier chow said he would recruit two tight ends.

    so he’s got the top jc tight end and a tough looking hs guy in the fold.

    however, we are still in hot pursuit of the kapalama hts kid and another one in samoa and still one more in the bay area. you could never have enough te’s. especially since our depth chart is currently at zero.

  115. al January 22, 2012 11:23 am

    113…it ain’t over until the fat lady sings.

    hopefully she’ll be singing a psalm next weekend.

  116. Old School Dave January 22, 2012 11:26 am

    I think that if UW has another season like this past, things will get uncomfortable for Sarkisian. With the resources they have at UW (football budget alone somewhere in the $20 million plus), they should be up there with Oregon, though their facilities do lag behind the Ducks with all of Coach Knight’s money.

  117. al January 22, 2012 11:27 am

    tight ends…i’m still thinking that waylon lolotai will see a lot playing field this year as a tight end. finally, he’ll fit in physically to a position here in manoa.

    he came in too light for de and too heavy for lb. we had no tight ends.

    then they tried to get him to bulk up to an olineman.

    finally, he can play at his natural weight. he’ll be a difference maker this fall.

  118. al January 22, 2012 11:29 am

    obscene money being spent at uw on developing a coaching staff worthy of that public institution.

    i wonder what their recruiting budget is as well.

    i would think that the sark led staff would almost be tempted to bend a few recruiting rules as their is immense pressure now for them to produce.

    after all they are getting paid the big bucks.

  119. al January 22, 2012 11:32 am

    the difference between a salesman and a closer is that the closer will consummate the deal.

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  121. Huh??? January 22, 2012 11:34 am



    January 20th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Ethan: Comes from a good family with good genes. He had two uncles play for Chow at BYU. He had another uncle play TE for IOWA. That uncle is currently a tight end in the NFL.

  122. al January 22, 2012 11:34 am

    is best to go first, in the middle, or last? (someone did mention this)

    sometimes you have no control of your positioning.

    regardless of when you make your pitch…what you bring to the table, how you present it, how much they like you, is never trumped by how much trust you can develop during your visitation.

  123. al January 22, 2012 11:42 am

    i can see why norm is sudh an effective recruiter…

    he is relentless,

    he is an astute judge of talent,

    he has many contacts,

    he has many who will share testimonials of his character,

    he has brought in a staff that has that same work ethic,

    he is passionate about what he is doing,

    he is sincere about his goals,

    he walks the talk,

    he has the intelligence quotient to do well in this job,

    and finally,

    he is trustworthy.

  124. al January 22, 2012 11:43 am


  125. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 11:46 am

    TE HArold Moleni has committed to Hawaii per Brandon Huffman.

    Really stacking up on TEs

  126. al January 22, 2012 11:49 am

    did harold moleni commit today?

    another te.

  127. Shadow January 22, 2012 11:49 am

    Mike Leach “locker room talk” with his former Texas Tech team. Example of talk after all the niceties of recruiting are pau. Warning – uncensored language:


  128. hillmok January 22, 2012 11:50 am

    #106- For that kind of money they should be next to USC, and Oregon when it comes to landing 4 and 5 star recruits. Washington is definitely throwing money into the wishing well. Sark won’t ever win the Pac 12. I’ll be glad to put money down. Lot’s of money for a pipe dream.

  129. al January 22, 2012 11:50 am

    oh, oh, jeezy33 has a quick internet connection.


    that’s the word yah. originally commited to utah st two years ago and then went on his lds mission so he became available again.

    6’4″ 250lb

  130. Old School Dave January 22, 2012 11:56 am

    The new UW D-line coach from CAL didn’t leave there on very good terms, it seems. Money and a boat seem to have lured Tosh Lupoi to UW.


  131. al January 22, 2012 11:58 am

    Harold Moleni – TE – 6-3 – 230 – FR – HS – West Valley City, Utah (Hunter HS)

    Hunter HS all-time receptions leader… Became the first player in Hunter history to start every game for three years in a row… A two-year all-state and all-region selection… As a junior, led team in sacks.

  132. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 12:03 pm

    I am very skeptical when it comes to players who have to sit out 2 years to serve a mission.

    Don’t know what kind of shape the guy is in or if he lost speed.

    I wonder if this means we stopped recruiting Bush-Loo

  133. Shadow January 22, 2012 12:15 pm

    I believe the offer to Bush-Loo is still there but the new staff ain’t gonna sit around & wait. They will seek & find guys who want to play for UH who are as good or better.

  134. al January 22, 2012 12:17 pm

    133…no. he visits 1-27-12.

  135. MattyBoy January 22, 2012 12:23 pm

    If Psalm already committed to UW, why is he tripping us for? A free trip before going off to Washington maybe?

  136. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 12:31 pm

    Jeremiah Valoaga just committed to Utah so probably why we snagged this TE.

  137. d1shima January 22, 2012 12:33 pm

    If Psalm already committed to UW, why is he tripping us for? A free trip before going off to Washington maybe?

    probably something for the UDub staff to worry about.

    I’m a Chrustah!

  138. Old School Dave January 22, 2012 12:38 pm

    Maybe Psalm wants to check out the local grinds on Oahu (although you can’t beat the pork chops at the Manago Hotel). Seattle only get one L & L.

  139. d1shima January 22, 2012 12:42 pm


  140. Old School Dave January 22, 2012 12:43 pm

    Kealakehe HS has produced some talented D-I players over the years. James Kamoku (Wisconsin), the late Jesse Mahelona (Tennessee + NFL), Dylan Rush (UCLA), and now Psalm Woolching.

  141. d1shima January 22, 2012 12:45 pm

    Heading for a big finish for the Lamar Hunt Trophy?

  142. Old School Dave January 22, 2012 12:45 pm

    D1: Yeah, Uwajimaya is cool. Always spent more $$ than I planned on. They get poi flown in everyday. The new Uwajimaya in Bellevue is nice (where Larry’s Market was). Friday’s was Hawaiian Plate Day at the old Bellevue store.

  143. Shoko January 22, 2012 12:53 pm

    Well, the Ravens had a shot.

  144. War-E-Or January 22, 2012 12:53 pm

    If Buckner OR Lakalaka pull a 180 and commit to UH on LOI day…I will be shocked! But i highly doubt it.

  145. al January 22, 2012 12:58 pm

    145…i am betting that one of them will be a warrior.

  146. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 12:59 pm

    146. If true, I hope its Buckner

  147. al January 22, 2012 1:00 pm

    wooching still tripping simply means that…it could happen.

    i am hoping that we knock down at least four local boys next weekend.


    that would be a coup de gras.

  148. AllG January 22, 2012 1:04 pm

    I thought we might have a chance to land a 4 star TE this year being that they would have a great opportunity to be a 4 year starter with no returning TEs on our roster. Doesn’t look like its gonna happen though.

  149. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:05 pm

    NE already in… NYG all the way!

  150. jeezy33 January 22, 2012 1:06 pm

    My biggest concern right now is we have got a lot of commits from some big boys, but this recruiting class still is lacking overall speed so far.

    Gonna be huge to land guys like Anthony Pierce, Jeffrey Coprich, Dalis Bruce, Alphonso Marsh, Sean Draper, and so on….

    Still, I like everything we are doing so far as being fearless and going all out for the best available talent. With a whole year under his belt, I expect Chow to land some big time guys next year.

  151. Ralph January 22, 2012 1:07 pm

    OT. I switched to HawaiianTel/internet for TV. Their advantage plus has:

    all Espn programs, Fox prime, Fox West, Foxsoc (soccer), FoxAtlantic, Fox Central, Fox Pacific, CBSCS, Big ten, Nfl, mtn, oc 12, versus, golf, tennis, nbatv,

    hawaiiantel.com/tv for packages and pricing. Internet is broadband, not DSL

  152. Ralph January 22, 2012 1:09 pm

    WarriorNY the Gaints loss yesterday to the 49’ers.

  153. al January 22, 2012 1:11 pm

    hold the press…

    i am hearing that it is not yet a done deal on tight end prospect harold moleni.

    that’s the word on the street. sometimes we hear things that aren’t quite finalized and we run with it.

    i, too, admit i was all over this one.

    meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the ride.

  154. al January 22, 2012 1:13 pm

    151…we’ll be getting or are trying to bring in some speed merchants next week.

    i hear the visitor count exceeds a dozen.

  155. Pride. January 22, 2012 1:14 pm

    Al. It’s never a done deal until they sign on the dotted line and we receive their fax.

  156. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:15 pm


    LOL… Uh oh, don’t start the trash talkin’… 🙂

  157. al January 22, 2012 1:17 pm

    AIIG…i no longer get too enamored with the number of stars some recruiting services label a player. for as many 4-5 star prospects who never make a mark in college fb there are twice as many if not more 0-2 star guys who make it to the nfl.

    the recruit services don’t witness nor have the expertise to properly rate players in the first place.

  158. Kevin January 22, 2012 1:17 pm

    Uh.. HELLO???

    THATS how you fix an NFL game. 😆

    The Baltimore kicker will be compensated very well all in the name of a New England and NY rematch.

    The Tebow fix will have to wait I guess.

  159. Ralph January 22, 2012 1:23 pm

    WarriorNY I swear I watched the Gaints lose to the 49’ers yesterday, really!

  160. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:23 pm

    Here we go…

  161. Ralph January 22, 2012 1:26 pm

    But yesterday’s Gaints wore Blue, ha ha.

  162. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:32 pm

    Haha, GL Sir… 🙂

  163. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:36 pm

    Eli on 3rd down is ridiculous…

  164. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 1:37 pm

    another TE? really? that is GREAT news!!!!

  165. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 1:41 pm

    Pride is right.

    The whole line gotta bend down so da QB can see.

  166. Shoko January 22, 2012 1:41 pm

    Vernon Davis is the da man.

  167. Hiflyer January 22, 2012 1:42 pm

    Yeah Niners!!

  168. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 1:43 pm

    Outta Bounds!!!

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  170. AllG January 22, 2012 2:01 pm

    Al…That is very true, there are a ton of high school athletes who are over looked for one reason or another, but there are a lot more 4-5 star guys in the NFL then 2 star. Hawaii has done a pretty good job finding some diamonds in the rough. Woulda been nice to land a 6-6 250 4.6 guy, cause one thing you can’t coach up is size and speed.

  171. madeinhawaii January 22, 2012 2:02 pm

    If the NCAA goes ahead and cuts the number or allowable football scholarships down by 5, that would mean that the top 60 schools would lose 300 recruits… Those 300 recruits would have to go elsewhere to earn a scholarship. How much more parity would that bring to FBS football, I wonder? Each school would then have an opportunity to trim their budget by 10 scholarships… 5 men, 5 women.

  172. Bowwar January 22, 2012 2:13 pm

    Speed kills. Let’s hope we sign a few fast Wrs or rbs next week.

  173. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 2:33 pm

    #141 Old skoo dave….

    Dylan Rush went Konawaena, not Kealakehe. He moved there from Waiohinu for better exposure/competition for sports. Football, wrestling, and judo.

    After sports was done, he transferred back to Ka’u high and graduated with the classmates he grew up back in the home district.


  174. el burro sabio January 22, 2012 2:35 pm


    January 22nd, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    If Psalm already committed to UW, why is he tripping us for? A free trip before going off to Washington maybe?

    It’s not a large investment dollar-wise and it shows the local kids that they are wanted. These are high school seniors, he could always change his mind.

  175. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 2:37 pm

    I just gotta say.. There have been some EPIC Giants/49ers games…

  176. Bryson January 22, 2012 2:42 pm

    Are we getting a visit from Destiney?

  177. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 2:43 pm

    Sorry Guys,

    I didn’t realize that i was taking over the blog… Sorry bout that…

  178. FattyMcButterpants January 22, 2012 2:56 pm

    Wow if true:

    KGWSports KGW Sports

    KGW’s Michael Berk reports Chip Kelly is working to finalize a deal that would make him head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs. More on KGW at 5.

  179. al January 22, 2012 3:04 pm

    bighilo…see #154. its not a done deal.

  180. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 3:05 pm

    From what I remember, wasn’t Oregon the only job that could possibly pry Petersen out of Boise? That’s been the mumble amongst the Boise folks at least. If Chip Kelly moves on, I’m sure the Petersen to Oregon rumor engine will fire up soon after.


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  183. bigislandkurt January 22, 2012 3:21 pm

    Certainly does seem like all news is pointing toward Kelly leaving Uof O for Tampa Bay. I’m sure that thing are about to go haywire in the upper echelons of the college football recruiting world.


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  185. Shadow January 22, 2012 3:42 pm

    With the facilities they have at Oregon, any coach, including Peterson, would have to give that job very serious consideration. (That’s, of course, if Chip decides to leave.)

  186. al January 22, 2012 3:42 pm

    this would be a great time to revisit some of the oregon recruits or perhaps a redshirt freshman qb from hawaii????

  187. kev-1 January 22, 2012 3:44 pm

    Kevin #159 . . . I’m not a big believer in game fixes, but Baltimore REALLY should have won that game. Forget the missed kick. What about the touchdown pass that Evans practically just let go of in the endzone? He caught it and as he turned, the defender barely got a hand on it and he simply let it fall to the ground. Patriots should not have won that game.

  188. kev-1 January 22, 2012 3:47 pm

    al #187 . . . I like revisiting some recruits, but don’t think it would be wise for Mariota to consider leaving Oregon. If Kelly leaves, he is right there among the top of the depth chart with a couple other guys. A new coach would have little preconceived ideas about QB, especially since the starter is going pro. It would be open competition to determine the starter and a perfect opportunity to make a great impression.

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  192. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 4:12 pm

    I repeat my previous post… Eli on third down is RIDICULOUS!

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  194. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 4:50 pm

    Congrats to the Bows yesterday’s bb win.

    Did I hear correctly that the tv announcers said New Mexico has

    a 7’5″, 360 lb redshirt bb player?

  195. d1shima January 22, 2012 4:53 pm


    No go out on your canoe right now, k?

  196. d1shima January 22, 2012 4:54 pm



  197. kaimiloa January 22, 2012 4:56 pm

    196… Sim Bhullar 7’5″, 360# Freshman Toronto, CA

  198. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 4:56 pm

    Yes d1, I just googled it.

    Sim Bhullar is a native of Toronto, Canada. His parents migrated to Canada from the northern Indian province of Punjab. Sim’s younger brother, Tanveer, who stands at 7 feet 2 inches (218 cm), is also a promising basketball prospect…

  199. Bugaz January 22, 2012 4:57 pm

    Looking forward to an program changing Feb. 1st NLOI signing day.

  200. jm2375 January 22, 2012 4:57 pm

    Ipu Man – #196 – good ting we no play dem next year.

  201. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 4:57 pm

    Must be that Canadian curry…

  202. Bugaz January 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    Huh, 7’5″, I could probably jump right over his head!

  203. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    The thing is, if chow could go after his baby brother…

  204. Bugaz January 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    Just gotta make sure he lay down first. Lol

  205. al January 22, 2012 5:00 pm

    I wonder if he plays te?

  206. Bugaz January 22, 2012 5:00 pm

    And even then might still be kinda iffy

  207. Bugaz January 22, 2012 5:04 pm

    TE yup we need just two yards for a first down. Take one step and turn. I will throw a hail marry and soon after it leaves my hand you catch the ball. Guaranty first down

  208. Bugaz January 22, 2012 5:05 pm

    7’5″ das one big bugga

  209. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 5:09 pm

    The boys played high school basketball in Pennsylvania and West

    Virginia so should be pretty good atheletes.

  210. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 5:10 pm

    too bad… San Francisco 49ers in overtime fumble a punt return…

  211. cheepono January 22, 2012 5:10 pm

    wow kyle williams is gonna be a hated man in SF tom.

  212. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:11 pm

    whatg you guys thinking now?

    pray pray pray

  213. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 5:13 pm

    in hindsight, they shouldof had Frank Gore catch the punt…

  214. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:14 pm



  215. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 5:16 pm

    Oh well, did not want to watch the superbowl anyhow…

  216. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 5:16 pm


  217. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:16 pm

    actually, wife is hoping NYG win.

    i’m hoping 49ers win.

    whose got da cajones? TYNE?


    Good Win for NYG.

    Tough loss 49ers.

  218. oldtimer808 January 22, 2012 5:18 pm

    Ahhh my 49ers was close. Oh well.

  219. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 5:18 pm

    The giants kicker said he dreamed he kicked it last night…

  220. Shoko January 22, 2012 5:19 pm


  221. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 5:27 pm

    NY-Giants… NY-Giants…NY Giants… 🙂

  222. TYaiea January 22, 2012 5:27 pm

    whoo hoo…patriots and giants in SB…i knew it. this time pats going win.

  223. WarriorNY January 22, 2012 5:27 pm

    ST is so banning me for that… lol

  224. kapakahi January 22, 2012 5:28 pm

    Real tough losses today for both Harbaugh brothers!

  225. hillmok January 22, 2012 5:35 pm

    Go Chip Go! If uncle Phil wants to own a team then he should buy his own instead of pouring his money into the “clucks”

  226. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:51 pm

    ok dat was 2 very good games today.

    and in doze kinna close games, doze are Chow kinna games.

    and he has a very winning record.

    This message is for recruits who might be watching this blog.

    Al 124 said it best. Coach Chow is trustworthy.

    you can tell that just by watching what the Utah high school peeps

    are doing. they wanna play for Coach Chow. that speaks volumes.

  227. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 5:53 pm

    from a football coaches rumor blog:

    Tampa Bay Bucs: Multiple reports are circulating that Chip Kelly will be named the Bucs next head coach. We have now confirmed.

  228. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 5:56 pm


    The Shadow knows!

    I’m a Chrustah too!

  229. kapakahi January 22, 2012 5:56 pm

    If Chip leaves, could Oregon commit DE DeForest Buckner decide to trip UH this last recruiting weekend with some Punahou teammates (after having cancelled the rest of his recruiting trips to other Pac-12 suitors)???

  230. Peter North January 22, 2012 5:57 pm

    cool topic, very relevant now!

  231. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 5:57 pm

    from another football coaches blog; posted here earlier:

    Tampa Bay Bucs: There is a report from KGW News in Oregon that Chip Kelly is finalizing a deal to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter is now acknowledging the information is accurate. Kelly has interviewed with the Bucs and is in active contract discussions.

  232. Ralph January 22, 2012 5:59 pm

    Freeman must be squirming, he is big and strong but I doubt he wants to be an option QB like Tebow.

  233. ai-eee-soos January 22, 2012 6:02 pm

    some more about Chip Kelly on ESPN:


  234. RedZone January 22, 2012 6:17 pm

    Got to tuck the ball away Williams.

  235. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:22 pm

    look what I found.

    Updated: Chip Kelly to Tampa Bay reports heating up

    Posted by Ben Kercheval on January 22, 2012, 10:00 PM EST

    APRumored to be a candidate for the Miami Dolphins job just a couple weeks ago, Oregon coach Chip Kelly has now had his name thrown in the bin for another NFL job in Florida.

    Per KGW Sports in Portland, Kelly is reportedly close to finalizing a deal that would make him the coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

    “A source close to the situation said Kelly will make the jump to the NFL if he can come to terms on a contract.” Michael Berk of KGW writes.

    Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times also tweets “Both Kelly & the Bucs are proceeding down a path that they mutually hope will result in an agreement in the next 24-48 hours.”

    By contrast, both Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Adam Jude of Eugene Register Guard have tweeted that they haven’t heard anything on that report with legs under it.

    Also, expect Kelly/Oregon to deny any inquires about a possible move… if, of course, there is anything to deny. Keep in mind that national signing day is just 10 days away, and a rumor like this could be lethal to the Ducks’ recruiting efforts if not debunked immediately.

    hillmok is so righteous. we gotta go afta da “clucks” 😆

  236. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 6:26 pm

    Oh joy. Pats and Giants get to go to lovely Indianapolis

    in February…

  237. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:26 pm

    push. if you’re a warrior, you gotta hold your ground!

  238. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:27 pm


    you are a funny man. 😆

  239. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:30 pm

    funny how things are working out.

    We got a coach who has been aboard for less than a month today. and already he’s got peeps dreaming da big dream. and big time players committing to joining him in making a really great team. and INSPIRING players already in the program. and they know whats coming. the recruits might not know yet whats coming, but the players already on the team know whats coming. because our coach walks the talk. and he is talking tough, disciplined football.

    boy are we lucky!

    Go Warriors. Go Coach Chow.

  240. slenzi January 22, 2012 6:32 pm

    #34 maddog50:

    Former LA Rams running back John Cappeletti spoke kindly of Joe Paterno during numerous visits to high school campuses in the Philadelphia area. My guess is that John will be one of the pall bearers, and do so proudly. Later when I came to Hawaii and saw George Ornellas run for St Louis, he reminded me a lot of Cappeletti in high school.

  241. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:39 pm

    Joe Paterno.

    Rest in Peace kind and noble sir.

  242. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 6:41 pm


    waiting patiently for news from blizzard country. 😀


  243. Ipu Man January 22, 2012 6:42 pm

    Big Hilo, you are right on #242, “dreaming da big dream”…

    dat’s what life is about.


  244. kaleo January 22, 2012 6:50 pm

    The Giants gave a special game ball to Kyle Williams . . . but he fumbled it- ugh- okay that was bad

  245. HawaiianTime January 22, 2012 7:02 pm

    I’m just putting a name out there, Dr. Mark McElroy, as QB coach. He used to work under Norm, is the HC for Saddleback, and a whole lot more.

  246. HawaiianTime January 22, 2012 7:03 pm

    Here’s his website, http://web.mac.com/dr.mac6/Dr._Mac_web/Welcome.html.

  247. HawaiianTime January 22, 2012 7:05 pm


  248. al January 22, 2012 7:14 pm

    hawaiiantime…little bit hawaiian time brah.

    all of the coaching vacancies have been filled already.

    there is a limit to nine asst coaches and we get em already.

  249. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 7:22 pm

    Dr. McElroy is doing a great job for the Gauchos at Saddleback. Plus, how you think the Gaucho surf team gonna feel if their leader cuts an runs to Hawaii? And how about dare football team? He’s done great there, and is still doing great there.

    Plus, Coach Chow worked with him 2 decades ago. They know each other. We cannot steal all the good coaches away from ongoing programs. Unless, he like come surf. 😀

    anyway, doesn’t Coach Chow already have a qb coach lined up?

  250. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 7:24 pm


    thanks al. 😆

    that was delicate.

  251. Derek January 22, 2012 7:26 pm

    I miss Ted Ginn already.

  252. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 7:27 pm

    so al. wen you gonna tell me get da speedsta trippin to Hawaii?

  253. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 7:27 pm

    k break time. gotta watch Jim Carrey’s daughter audition American Idol.

  254. cheepono January 22, 2012 7:54 pm

    norm chow at the airport today. coming home or heading out?

  255. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 8:16 pm

    must be he’s heading to da big rock. timing.

    thanks cheepono.

  256. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 8:16 pm

    of course thats just a wild guess.

  257. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 8:21 pm

    you know, talking frankly about our local recruits.

    wuz talking with a father of a D1 starting player at a big time school the other day. and we were talking about how he felt about his boy staying home versus going away. from his point of view, his boy was not recruited by UH, but he is now a first string starter at a major major D1 school. you’d recognize the son.

    anyway, he was talking about practical stuffs involving his son. his fear of the pretty girls and the pakalolo and the child and….

    I got the point. It takes alot of mental toughness to be from Hawaii, living in Hawaii, play football for Hawaii, and stay away from the stupid parts that the islands have to offer.

    I started reminiscing about the Sugar Bowl. Yup, we got stupids that we need to protect them from themselves.

    And then I started thinking. If we had Coach Chow, the mental discipline would have been different. there are those of you out there that know what I’m talkiing about.

    so I welcome Kiha Sai and his decision to remain in Hawaii. Its gonna be tough. But not so tough. Because you got Uncle Norm watching all the time.

  258. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 8:25 pm

    and there are those who have led the way. its just that the current players and the current recruits are soooo fortunate to have a dynamo like Coach Chow leading the way.

    yes sir. i am soooooooooooo excited!

  259. cheepono January 22, 2012 8:27 pm

    andre lewis jc player offered today for 2013 (still got one more year before he can transfer)

  260. cheepono January 22, 2012 8:29 pm

    ^ he’s a wr.

  261. War-E-Or January 22, 2012 8:32 pm

    Would this be him in h.s?


  262. cheepono January 22, 2012 8:33 pm

    ^ he’s also stevie johnson’s younger brother (buffalo bills).

  263. War-E-Or January 22, 2012 8:45 pm

    Wow…amazing potential there

  264. koakane January 22, 2012 9:00 pm

    evening all, enjoyed the games today and was pulling for dem 49er’s

    no matter it made watching da supa bowl easy cause no like any of the teams playing

    getting close to February and da list of signed recruits, anticipation is keeping me waiting


  265. BigHiloFan2 January 22, 2012 9:26 pm


    howzit my friend. i’m wit you brudda, waiting and anticipating, and Carly’s singing don’t help. 😀

    nite nite

  266. koakane January 22, 2012 10:10 pm

    sleep good bhf2

  267. koakane January 22, 2012 10:12 pm

    me too getting the heavy eye’s

    have a good talk story and last guy shut da light


  268. madeinhawaii January 22, 2012 10:23 pm


    What makes the father think that there aren’t all those vices and more on the mainland?

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  271. Slugger January 22, 2012 10:58 pm

    Happy Chinese New Year, gang! (for tomorrow)

    Night all!

  272. smatsum3 January 22, 2012 11:20 pm

    Damn! Looks like Kelly reversed decision and now is staying at Oregon. Oh well!

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