Tormey joins UH staff; top volleyball player hurt

Stealing away Chris Tormey from Washington has to be the best move of UH’s offseason.
Tormey, who will be UH’s special teams coordinator, brings experience, knowledge and subtle competitive spunk. He was the head coach at Idaho and then Nevada.
He really rebuilt the Nevada football program, helping usher its way into the WAC.
Best of all is this adds extra spice to this coming season’s game against Nevada and its head coach Chris Ault.

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Steven Hunt, a freshman left-side hitter, will not be available to play for four weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his right (hitting) hand. Hunt leads the Warriors in kills, averaging 3.72 per set.

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Jake Ingram took the Wonderlik test today at the NFL Scouting Combine, and will work out in front of NFL personnel this afternoon.
The Wonderlik is a 12-minute, 50-question exam on a wide range of subjects. Ingram answered 38 questions, which is on the high side.
He also underwent an MRI (nothing’s wrong), X-rays (everything’s OK) and an extensive physical examination.
He was measured as being 6 feet 3 and weighing 232 pounds. He said he was 238 when he left Hawai‘i earlier this week. He traced the weight loss to the hectic schedule.
He said he will run the 40-yard dash tomorrow and compete in the bench press. “I want to do all of the drills,” he said.
He said the temperature was 12 degrees this morning. When he arrived in Indianapolis, there was snow on the ground.
“That was the first time I’d seen that,” said Ingram, who was raised in Mililani.
He returns to Honolulu Sunday.

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For all of the doom-and-gloom talk, there’s no way UH is dropping baseball or men’s volleyball. Both have the potential to earn money, and in the past, were quite profitable.
As for dropping men’s tennis or men’s swimming and diving, that should be a last-resort option — after UH cuts personnel and administrators.
You always hear talk about how the athletic department is for the student-athlete. Blah, blah, blah. If that’s the case, then the first to go should be administrators and support staff. UH will save on salaries and benefits.
The big problem, of course, was that the previous AD accumulated a multi-million-dollar deficit. Somebody — and I’m starting with the Regents who stayed past their aloha date — kept approving, and once, applauding, the misleading budgets.
Now UH is in a fine mess. Cutting a sport isn’t the answer. All this nonsense does is hurt recruiting.

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Bstunna wins the basketball tickets. Call me at 256-0223.

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One of my former students, Alisha Bonifacio, gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Here she is:



  1. ai-eee-soos February 20, 2009 5:39 am

    Good morning.

  2. Dave LetterMan February 20, 2009 5:41 am

    Good Morning, Tsaikos!
    Welcome, Coach Tormey!!

  3. ai-eee-soos February 20, 2009 5:42 am

    Yup – those are two good hires – Shaw & Tormey.

  4. d1島 February 20, 2009 5:44 am

    Top 5!

  5. addahknowjoe February 20, 2009 5:46 am

    Aloha and welcome Chris. Hope you enjoy your stay in the islands.

    Good luck Jake.

    Gmornin’ Tsaikz!

  6. d1島 February 20, 2009 5:47 am

    Welcome Coach Tormey!

    Sweet…..just in time for Spring ball.

  7. warriorfanny February 20, 2009 5:59 am

    Gordie Shaw and Chris Tormey are wonderful upgrades with blue-collar experience.
    Tormey, is a devil at STs and looks for opportunity to catch opponents off-guard or sleeping in these situations.
    I recall he ran a fake punt off the warriors on a 4th down and attempted it twice in a game against our team at Aloha Stadium.
    Good hustle MAC–congrads….still concerned about RBs and CB coaching….

  8. Pride. February 20, 2009 6:04 am

    Whoah. An ex-head coach. That’s an incredible pick-up.

  9. Pride. February 20, 2009 6:07 am

    We picked up about 60 years of experience in the span of 72 hours.

  10. d1島 February 20, 2009 6:12 am

    The selection of the next UH Prez will be very important to UHAD. Is V. Hinshaw a candidate?

    Congrats bstunna! Enjoy da game…

  11. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 6:15 am

    That’s why if I were to rob a bank, you’d be on my crew.

  12. d1島 February 20, 2009 6:16 am

    What was the ruling on going thru stuff left at the curb for refuse pick-up? Was that “stealing”?

  13. warriorfanny February 20, 2009 6:20 am

    Baseball is rooted in Hawaii.
    With the economic downturn and baseball limited on scholies–I would think this is an opportune time to recruit heavily from the local pool.
    Coach Trap, while not being known to recruit locals en masse may have to change his approach and make more visits to locally.

    Also, while I agree with ST on laying-off UHAD workers before cutting into athletic programs–the reality of Hawaii and local government is union first–athletics second.
    JD is a choir boy whom is humming the Lingle tune…

  14. d1島 February 20, 2009 6:22 am

    Good Luck to Jake and the other Warriors in Indy.

  15. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 6:27 am

    All true.
    But I just think you can’t have a support staff if there’s nobody to support.
    And I would reshuffle some of the duties. Look in the media guide at the number of custodians. For one building? But there’s only one groundskeeper for the entire Lower Campus. Why not turn some of the custodial positions into groundskeeping jobs?

  16. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 6:30 am

    Again, I wouldn’t want to see anybody lose a job. But if it comes down to support staff or cutting a sport, well …

  17. haka February 20, 2009 6:33 am

    Not only is Tormey a quality pick up, he’s working for peanuts and he can’t even eat them. 🙂

  18. fubar February 20, 2009 6:37 am


    Should do what everyone else is doing and ask congress for bailout money……10 billion sounds about right….we’ll pay you back too….

  19. Stretch February 20, 2009 6:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Great article by Ferd his morning discussing the “rainy day” fund or lack there of.

  20. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 6:42 am

    Not sure what Tormey will get here, but Malloe made about $100,000. Tormey was making more than $200,000 at Washington.

  21. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 6:44 am

    the effects of the failure still continues to hurt us.

    anyways, back to happy news, here’s a short clip about jake ingram practicing before he left

    and here’s highlights of our men’s basketball team’s win over fresno last night

  22. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 6:44 am

    Re: Rainy day fund.
    If UH accumulated a $5 million deficit the past five years, I don’t think there was any money to contribute to the fund, anyway.
    It’s kind of like when my CPA asks me how much Mr. Ten Percent Paycut would like to contribute to my IRA.
    And then we laugh and laugh ….

  23. Garret February 20, 2009 6:55 am

    Tormey is an amazing pickup for UH! Recruiting ties already to UH, former head coach and Pac-10 school’s recruiting coordinator, demonstrated expertise for special teams and on D…wow!

    It is great that he has an established link with Mac, as that will help make him want to stay around even though he’s making a fraction of what he could make elsewhere.

    My only concern is that UH will be keeping Stutz as a GA and he’ll be in charge of the WRs again. If I remember correctly, this season is the last one that he could serve as a GA (isn’t there a 2-year limit?) and the WR coach is a critical position in this offense, especially with all the inexperienced WRs. And I’m sure that Stutz was hoping for 1 of the 2 open positions…

  24. whitey February 20, 2009 6:56 am

    Congrats to UH for getting a quality coach, Coach Tormey. at first glance at the headlines, my brain went holy moly, tomey is quitting san jose to come back home. can’t be. then eyeballs read the correct name. Welcome aboard Coach Tormey.

  25. whitey February 20, 2009 6:58 am

    my best to DV and RM at the combines. go gettum guys.

  26. Garret February 20, 2009 6:58 am


    Instead of layoffs, I think JD has proactively already implemented a hiring freeze. Hasn’t he decided to not fill 5 or so open positions, like the position left open after Margie Okimoto retired?

    Hiring freezes saves even more money than layoffs because you don’t need a severance package. If the current people are being shifted around to cover the open positions as well as their current positions, you’d have to say that JD is already stretching his resources.

  27. whitey February 20, 2009 6:59 am

    good morning tsaikos

  28. JaM February 20, 2009 6:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to bstunna…enjoy the game!

    Heard on the radio yesterday on animals in interview with Coach Miano that Colt MAY attend speed and quickness next weekend as guest….

  29. Garret February 20, 2009 7:01 am

    The JP Davis story is on MSNBC…that isn’t the type of national headline UH wants.

  30. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:01 am

    Welcome to Coach Tormey,

    he is a class act and recruited with a professional work ethic while at UW. my question of the day is….


    seems he took his position on a promise and a prayer, and the promise is now becoming a prayer?

    Coach Mac scored with 2 great new coaches, more knowledge than money can buy. GO WARRIORS

  31. JaM February 20, 2009 7:02 am


    State has a hiring freeze right now..

    There is a prioritized list that is submitted to see if positions can be filled including those vacated by retirees.

  32. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:02 am

    JP Davis,

    another great story, noticed that William Harrison is his attorney, same guy for the women’s volleyball player that is in trouble….is he the atty for UH athletes?

  33. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:03 am

    i’m sorry,


  34. Garret February 20, 2009 7:03 am

    This report from Jim Zorn’s press conference seems to indicate that Colt will be Washington’s #3 QB again next season.

    Don’t expect Colt Brennan to be the second quarterback this year. Zorn said the preseason will serve as Brennan’s season but when pressed, he wasn’t ready to say the No. 2 job is up for grabs between Brennan and Todd Collins. All Collins has to show in camp is that he hasn’t totally lost it and he’ll be the guy to fill in for Campbell if he goes down.

  35. koakane iphone February 20, 2009 7:03 am

    Morning Tsai-ok kane’s and wahine’s

    congrats to cmac on the newest addition to the staff, to cnash, the bball team for yesterdys win and good luck to all dem warriors trying out at the combine in Indy.

  36. Garret February 20, 2009 7:05 am

    The Washington Post attended that same press conference and seems to have come to the same conclusion as the Washington Times report in #35.

    Zorn indicated that young quarterback Colt Brennan will be given plenty of playing time in preseason games and perhaps could unseat Todd Collins as the club’s No. 2 quarterback behind Jason Campbell. When pressed on the issue, though, Zorn seemed to indicate it might be a long shot for Brennan to take the backup job from Collins.

  37. Buffoman February 20, 2009 7:07 am

    Take nothing away from Stutz, he’s probably a fine young man, but given what happened last year on the o-line and the breakdowns all three legs (O, D and special teams), Mack did the right thing by going after veterans to shore up two of the three areas of weaknesses. I also believe that he helped himself on the D side by the recruits he’s brought into the system (take nothing away from what was there) and with the two vet coaches, he could probably turn some attention to small things like clock and TO management, personal foul penalties, you know those things that drove all of us crazy last year.

    I remain optimistic that we will see improvement. We may not win it all, but if there is noticable improvement, we will probably be happy and continue to remain optimistic.

  38. Garret February 20, 2009 7:07 am


    The state has a hiring freeze, but JD has the option to fill open positions. For example, Shaw and Tormey filled open positions, but other positions in the Athletic Department are not being filled because JD wants to save money.

  39. YpoWarrior February 20, 2009 7:07 am

    I’m glad Coach Mack decided to get some experienced coaches with pretty good resumes. A year ago, it sounded great that we hired Rolo, Brian Smith, Malloe, etc. but it was pretty obvious that we had too much inexperienced coaches. Let’s see how long these two stay at Hawaii given they don’t really have any connection to here.

  40. koakane iphone February 20, 2009 7:07 am

    Kden obvious haven’t used the iPhone so e kala mao on da bobo

    ok = ko

    In a way it looks fine

  41. koakane iphone February 20, 2009 7:10 am


    quiting now

  42. YpoWarrior February 20, 2009 7:13 am

    Was Tormey here recruiting Hawaii for UW this past recruiting season???

  43. YpoWarrior February 20, 2009 7:15 am

    I thought Jake Ingram wanted to be around 250 lbs. Seems a bit light for a NFL LS. Hopefully he’ll put on a few lbs. by UH Pro Day.

  44. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:17 am


    i know that two seasons ago he was coming on real strong in hawaii, last year i think everything was in a state of limbo pending the future of the Head Coach. when you combine that with their record, pretty hard recruiting against everyone else……

  45. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:18 am

    Ingram would help his cause if he was a minimum 265 lbs., at the weight he’s at, it’ll bring up more questions than answers. anyway, good luck to him and all the other Warriors at the combine

  46. lava February 20, 2009 7:20 am

    It is ironic that at the college level schools are looking to cut programs, and yet in the pros guys continue to get huge signing bonuses and multi-year multi-million dollar contracts with fat guaranties. I wish the pros would return to reality.

  47. Bulla February 20, 2009 7:22 am


    our society perpetuates greed and gluttony, they need to get back to the Good Book and learn more about what is eternal vs. temporal

  48. lava February 20, 2009 7:26 am


  49. lava February 20, 2009 7:28 am

    Interesting that Tormey was Washington’s recruiting coordinator.

  50. whitey February 20, 2009 7:29 am

    coach tormey was the recruiting coordinator for uw and a couple of players he was trying to get from hi was dalton hilliard and billy ray stuzman. now he get stuzman and bonus his brother as a coach. yessshhhhhhh!!!!!

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 7:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Best of luck to combine guys. Yoooooooooooocandooooooooitttttttt!

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 7:44 am


    Your #38- I agree. Stutz’ day will come.

  53. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 7:45 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    allow me to repeat myself, Coach Mack outdid himself with his 2 hires, Shaw and Tormey, especially Tormey. I can see a hui of the old guyz, Lee and Lee and Shaw and Tormey. all blue collar. Stutz will get his time. seems like Coach wants to give Smith and Aranda chances. I’m thinking when Lumpkin retires, Stutz steps into da spot. Coach don’t wanna make the same type decision like last year when he was forced to get new guyz cuz last minute, yada yada.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 7:45 am


    Your #48- Amen brother. Greed is killing the planet. Nuff said.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 7:47 am

    Howzit Hilobraddah!

  56. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 7:47 am

    good morning DPK.

    see how like minds think alike? 😀

    have a great day.

    hi ho hi ho.

  57. addahknowjoe February 20, 2009 7:48 am

    Would be nice to see more former Warriors with professional Sports careers banding together and giving back to the program.

  58. labrat February 20, 2009 7:50 am

    RGM on L&L now.

  59. YpoWarrior February 20, 2009 7:53 am

    I feel bad for Stutz because Coach Mack has publicly said that he would like to have him as a FT coach but I’m sure somehow, someway things will work itself out.

  60. d1島 February 20, 2009 8:04 am

    Apologies for my earlier rude behavior…

    Great Morning All!

  61. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 20, 2009 8:05 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Wow- slept in and late for hanahana.
    Good dream about my mom and sister coming over for a surprise visit! Did not want that to end!
    Dang alarm-cats were quiet today.

    Congrats bstunna, welcome Coach Tormey and GO JAKE!!!

  62. roysan16 February 20, 2009 8:07 am

    These are the current 10 coaches on Washington’s staff. I’m a little confused at how UH stole Tormey from Washington as the blog entry suggests.

    Head coach — Steve Sarkisian (five years, $1.75 million first year building to $2.3 million in 2013)
    Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach — Doug Nussmeier (two years, $275,000 first year, $300,000 second)
    Offensive line coach, running game coordinator — Dan Cozzetto (two years, $300,000)
    Running backs — Joel Thomas (two years, $150,000)
    Receivers — Jimmie Dougherty (two years, $110,000)
    Defensive coordinator — Nick Holt (three years, $700,000 per year average if he stays all three years)
    Defensive line/special teams — Johnny Nansen (two years, $110,000)
    Linebackers — Mike Cox (two years, $200,000)
    Cornerbacks — Demetrice Martin (two years, $100,000)
    Safeties — Jeff Mills (two years, $145,000)

  63. labrat February 20, 2009 8:07 am

    Ha, ha whitey my eyes got big too when I first saw the title above. I thought ST mispelled his name. Then I saw the name Chris Tormey and I thought that it was wrong too.

    It looks like Mack can recruit coaches too. And they both have strong recruiting experience. I like having a former HC and long time oline coach on the staff. They have an eye for details.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 8:14 am

    I just read The Ferd’s article. Terrible business. I pray that things will get better and soon.

  65. d1島 February 20, 2009 8:16 am


    …as do we all.

  66. d1島 February 20, 2009 8:17 am

    …including my 401k!

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 8:19 am

    Mac is startin’ to look like a great recruiter of coaches. I’m thinking that the new guys will be a lot of help. Let’s face it, look at how well UH did in JJ’s tenure when he had the “seasoned” assistance. Experience matters. No disrespect to the younger coaches, this is a great time for them to learn at the side of some good coaches.


  68. labrat February 20, 2009 8:27 am

    Rich Miano on L& L now.

  69. roysan16 February 20, 2009 8:35 am

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me …

    This is for you Coach Mack

    I can only picture some of the old time coaches on your staff influencing your decisions on whom to hire last year.

    “Yeah, yeah, yeah…Brian Smith’s a great OL coach and Ikaika would make a great special teams coach”.

    And see…

    Go your own way, independent of what the other coaches say is probably the best way…for trusting your judgment I beginning to have more faith than I do in theirs ( your other old time coaches)…the two coach hirings tell me that your going your way which I think is much better way than listening to your coaches helping you on whom to hire etc.

  70. TOM February 20, 2009 8:36 am

    Very glad to hear about Coach Tormey joining the Warriors even though he is not Poly, local, ex-Warrior, NFL pensioner, etc. His vast experience as a Coach, Recruiter, etc is going to help us especially as a special teams coach where we certainly had problems (!!) the last season.

    Only disappointment was that AL never mentioned him at all! (LOL)

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 8:39 am


    Pride likes Tormey a lot. Nuff said. 😉

  72. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 8:41 am

    heard this yesterday on 1500.
    caller asked rob and russ,
    caller: did you hear? uh recruited a new kicker.
    R&R: really? we didn’t see anything.
    caller: yeah, its been in the papers. his name…..


    sorry, i know that’s wrong, but i just heard it i didn’t come up with it.

  73. al ™ February 20, 2009 8:43 am

    what a pick up!

  74. al ™ February 20, 2009 8:44 am

    okay gotta run…all the way to waipahu.

    perhaps, i could visit aunty thelma at lunch time????

  75. Stretch February 20, 2009 8:56 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 8:41 am
    …. sorry, i know that’s wrong, but i just heard it i didn’t come up with it….

    no worry, everyone knows you wouldn’t have been able to come up with that one

  76. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:36 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 20th, 2009 at 6:15 am
    That’s why if I were to rob a bank, you’d be on my crew.

    Why? Because of my outstanding speed or because you can hide the loot in my car and no one would ever find it.

  77. Stretch February 20, 2009 9:37 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 9:36 am
    Why? Because of my outstanding speed or because you can hide the loot in my car and no one would ever find it.

    he doesn’t want to take the bullet, he’ll just hide behind you

  78. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:41 am


    ST thinks that he can run faster than I can, so he’ll just leave me behind for the police to catch. What he doesn’t know is that the HPD officers will probably be my friends. I’ll send them to the A-Household and tell them to ask for the neighbor.

  79. TOM February 20, 2009 9:41 am

    DPK: Yep, when Pride speaks, we listen!

  80. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 9:44 am

    Welcome Coach Tormey!

    Good morning blog readers.

    koakane – you checking me out?

    chawan – women are attracted to a sense of humor.

    Stretch – any more homey trash talking? 😆

    Uce2 – What is your opinion of the last coach hiring?

    JaM – 😉

  81. al ™ February 20, 2009 9:46 am

    e.f. pride.

    i am listening. go on. so what’s your take on these two new coaches?
    i know we discussed briefly, but, could you lend more of your critique?
    good and bad.

  82. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:47 am

    Auwe, there will be some very uncomfortable football players this spring. I have a feeling that the intensity level will will increase tenfold.

  83. Kazz February 20, 2009 9:48 am


    Thanks for getting to the “meat and potatoes” of the financial situation. As a spectator I DO NOT want to see Men’s Volleyball or Baseball go even though I would find it damn near impossible considering that they did spend a lot on Les Murakami Stadium and baseball is a local favorite in general.

    But isn’t men’s volleyball as a whole across the country at the mercy of the NCAA?

  84. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:51 am

    homey ℞:

    February 20th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    chawan – women are attracted to a sense of humor.

    Thanks Homey, now you tell me. Being darn good looking hasn’t been working for me.

  85. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 9:52 am

    Well if Pride. were to rob a bank I’d suggest wearing black because those surveillance cameras can add up to 20 lbs.

  86. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 9:54 am

    Kazz – Men’s volleyball across the country? Not much teams east of California.

  87. letsgowarriors February 20, 2009 9:54 am

    i hope the intensity increases, that’ll weed out the weak minded players and leave us with warriors.

  88. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:54 am

    Can someone please explain to me what cover 2 means when referring to secondary coverages? And is there a difference between cover 2 man and cover 2 zone. And what’s different between those two coverages and Tampa 2. All tsai-ko input would be much appreciated.

  89. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 9:55 am

    Pride. – Wasn’t working for me too so I bought the book “Sense of Humor, for Dummies”.

  90. Pride. February 20, 2009 9:57 am

    homey ℞:

    February 20th, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Well if Pride. were to rob a bank I’d suggest wearing black because those surveillance cameras can add up to 20 lbs.

    No horizontal stripes?

  91. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 9:58 am

    I’d answer that question about cover 2 but I’ll defer that to Jason. Fricken, give me the athletes and I’ll play a seven man attacking front and leave the other 4 to play mano-a-mano. Nah, just kidding…

  92. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 9:58 am

    it ain’t workin’ for me either.

  93. mauiwarrior February 20, 2009 9:59 am


    Cover 2 zone is when db stay in the flats, safety get deep coverage: they split the field, Mlb gets short middle, lolb gets short left, rolb gets short right

    Cover 2 Man is when everyone has a man responsiblity except the two safties who will maintain the same responsiblities as in cover two zone

    Tampa 2 I think is similar with the cover 2 zone except i think the mlb might have more centerfield responsiblities…..

    hope this helps and hope you weren’t kidding

  94. Pride. February 20, 2009 10:01 am

    homey ℞:

    February 20th, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Pride. – Wasn’t working for me too so I bought the book “Sense of Humor, for Dummies”.

    But you’re not good looking. Your sense of humor is all that you have. I’m cheering for you.

  95. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:03 am

    Congrats to bustanna!

    Jake Ingram still has that high metabolism, just like his brother.

    Would be interesting to see what kind of numbers Ingram posts. IIRC, he ran around a 4.8 out of high school and benched a good number of reps in the 225.

  96. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:07 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    No horizontal stripes?

    February 20th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    But you’re not good looking. Your sense of humor is all that you have. I’m cheering for you.

    I see you do have a sense of humor.

  97. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:07 am

    okay i’ll take a crack at it…………

    cover 2 = what the korean man wants to charge the tsaikos at camellia.

    cover 2 man = what the korean man is willing to do, let the wahine tsaikos pay regular prices but not the man(s).

    cover 2 zone = what the korean man wants to charge dpk because he gets his own table(his own zone) but eats more than 2 tsaiko tables(zones).

    tampa 2 = sorry don’t know, no more camellia’s in tampa. can’t imagine the cuban refugees eating kim chee.

  98. Pride. February 20, 2009 10:07 am

    It’s easier to get a guy to put on weight, than to find a guy that can long-snap the ball hard accurately 100% of the time. Jake will be fine.

  99. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:08 am

    chawan – You can always try eyeliner.

  100. Pride. February 20, 2009 10:10 am

    I’m still lame though.

  101. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:12 am

    homey….keep working that humor. at least you got something to cling on to.

    e.f. pride….you are in fine form today. did you take off from the rigors of work? if so, you must be getting hungry.

  102. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:13 am


    why? you got leftover pot roast?

  103. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 10:14 am

    not working for me, either…

  104. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:14 am

    re: jake “the snake’ ingram. what i like about him, is that on punts he is flying down the field looking to make that hit on the returner. he is a football player disguised as a long snapper.

  105. Pride. February 20, 2009 10:16 am


    We got to back eventually. I missed my ice cream and shaved ice also.

  106. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:16 am

    I wonder what al’s take would be for cover 3 and 4?

  107. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:17 am

    d1….you don’t miss a thing when it comes to food. ahahaha.

    waipahu lady stiffed me. staying in palolo this morning. but did you say you were off on wednesday?

  108. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:20 am

    al – Next time make sure the table is higher at that place. I may have been comfortable but Pride, d1, and Stretch’s knees were practically on the table!

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:20 am

    Great analysisisis young mauiwarrior. I hope your Uncle Pride can learn from you. You must have had some brilliant mentoring when you were in like seventh and eighth grade… 😆

    All Pride would need is some camos for a bank job. With his cat-like quickness, he could easily blend in and evade capture. Onlookers would barely know he’s there once he starts tip-toeing around.

  110. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:21 am

    Why stop at 2? I prefer if they cover everything!


    Yes, Wednesday. But the schedule is filling up….

  111. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:22 am

    C’mon MLiz, you have a…um…er…ah…sparkling personality! 😆

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:24 am

    And a great singing voice.

    Seriously, do you guys remember that pic of Liz when she was young and foxy? Waddababe, I tell you.

  113. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:24 am

    DPK – If I was a witness to the bank robbery I would tell the FBI guy that all I saw was an army tent.

  114. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 10:24 am

    no thanks.
    no need me lookin’ that good. might get hazardous for my health.

  115. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:25 am

    DPK – Do I remember that picture? I STILL HAVE IT!!!!

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:25 am

    Okay. Off to Sam’s Club.

  117. mauiwarrior February 20, 2009 10:26 am

    Thanks DPK, by the way i stay in the private sector, who else is engineers that participate in this blog and what kind they stay……

  118. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:26 am

    Could you email it to me? 😆

  119. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:26 am

    I wonder how many of the support staff at UH are federally funded?

  120. mauiwarrior February 20, 2009 10:27 am

    hopefully none of them are in the same company…………..if so i work super hard in between post

  121. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:28 am

    homey that is a tough one..

    cover 3 = okay, dpk trying to hide the 3 plates of kalbi at camellia from the korean man.

    cover 4 = and now he is covering up the 4 plates of bbq chicken with his soiled napkins so the korean lady won’t glare at him. i heard her mutter under her breath, “next time we charge you for 4 people, gunfunnit.”

  122. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:29 am

    DPK – I would email it to you but I would respectfully ask permission from the babe herself.

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:29 am

    I should let the other engineers tell you for themselves.

    One hint about one of them. He specializes in “marketing”.

  124. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 10:30 am


    It’s all in your head.
    Look at Julia and Eric Roberts.

    You have soulful, creative eyes…

  125. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:30 am

    Thanks al. What about the nickel and dime packages?

  126. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:31 am

    That pepper spray sure hurt, the last time I asked her. 😆

  127. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:31 am

    Yeah chawan, look at Woody Allen.

  128. warriorfanny February 20, 2009 10:33 am

    MAC’s next problem is to decide where he fits on O.
    We need ONE coach in charge.
    Committees dont work.

    We had that experience with JJ on D when Rich Miano and George Lumpkin collaborated (to borrow a Mayoral term) to form a D Committee, which I dont need to remind folkz, ended in disaster.

    Im not seeing Ron Lee in charge–so who is?
    It appeared last season that MAC was holding court during games and it showed on the field with indecision, confusion and at times, a breakdown in game and clock management.
    Hopefully with Gordie Shaw our warrior O will gain enuff consistency for MAC to step back.

    We have seen improvement in recruiting, staff hires and hopefully–off season training and coaching management will also improve.
    MAC seems to be making adjustments heading into his sophmore year–he needs to if he hopes to make this program fly.

  129. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:34 am

    Okay. I really gotta go now. Bumbye I get stuck with the stale bag of salad from Sam’s.

  130. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 10:36 am

    mauiwarrior – I think get more solicitors than engineers, but possibly more engineers lurk than post. Admins… well, it’s back to work…! 😎

  131. Pride. February 20, 2009 10:36 am


    February 20th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Cover 2 zone is when db stay in the flats, safety get deep coverage: they split the field, Mlb gets short middle, lolb gets short left, rolb gets short right

    Cover 2 Man is when everyone has a man responsiblity except the two safties who will maintain the same responsiblities as in cover two zone

    Tampa 2 I think is similar with the cover 2 zone except i think the mlb might have more centerfield responsiblities…..

    hope this helps and hope you weren’t kidding

    Thanks Mauiwarrior, was trying to help out a fellow tsaiko.

  132. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 10:38 am

    DPK- you talkin about gigi the fox?

  133. YpoWarrior February 20, 2009 10:39 am

    Al, what about zone blitz, bump-and-run, prevent and eight-in-the-box???

  134. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:40 am


    Beware of advice from DPK….

    Seriously, do you guys remember that pic of Liz when she was young and foxy?


    What a charmer!

  135. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:41 am

    No. YOU, banana! 😆 Bye for real now!

  136. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2009 10:44 am

    Okay dangit, if I get a stale bag of salad it’s you guys fault. Let me clarify, d1;

    “Once a fox, ALWAYS a fox!”

    Goddit? Geddit? GOOD!

  137. Ralph February 20, 2009 10:46 am

    Bulla #33 a wahine vb player is in trouble? post an up date please

  138. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:46 am

    who said olineman don’t get any love?

    that’s a chunk of change for the “other tackle”.

  139. Ralph February 20, 2009 10:47 am

    I remember an incident involving Jamie Houston but I thought that was resolved

  140. jm2375 February 20, 2009 10:48 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Coach Tormey!

    C_C – you just need to find a girl just as lame as you…. 🙂

    Pride. speaks, Tsai-kos listen…

    I’d like to get Nalani’s take on Coach Shaw, you know, the parent’s perspective. He said that he would take the time to get to know each of them, but has been known to butcher names…

    So, is brew on a black-ops mission somewhere? Hasn’t been seen from in a while…

  141. jojo ® February 20, 2009 10:48 am

    Yup, have to agree with DPK, Liz is THE foxy lady. Foxy Lady!!!


  142. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:49 am

    ralph…that would be an ex-vb player. its been in the news.

  143. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:50 am

    Seen from?

  144. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:52 am


    that’s easy.

    zone blitz = cattle call at camellia, every one rushes the food line at once.

    bump n run = pride. knocking you out of the line so he can go fill his plate first.

    prevent = korean man closing the doors when he sees us coming.

    eight in the box = 8 tsaikos taking two long tables that normally seat 16.

  145. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:53 am

    doesn’t that baby girl look like jojo?

  146. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:54 am

    don’t be starting rumors ralph.
    never heard anything about jamie h.
    but, an ex-wahine and recent olympian was making appearances at the courts.

  147. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:55 am

    Does anyone really like to have their “hospital baby” pic shown once they grow up?

  148. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:56 am

    Congrats to the parents!

  149. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:56 am

    …any updates from Indy?

  150. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 10:56 am

    Speedy recovery to Steven Hunt.

  151. d1島 February 20, 2009 10:58 am

    Did he find his chapot?

    Does he still use a whip?

    Who’s his new femme fatale?

  152. Stretch February 20, 2009 10:58 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 10:48 am
    C_C – you just need to find a girl just as lame as you….


  153. A-House February 20, 2009 10:58 am

    warriorfanny – surprised that you feel Jim D is Lingle’s “yes” man – I don’thave the same impression – what’s the basis for your opinion?

    Pride – no idea what’s a zone 2, etc. – only go to watch how well players execute their assignments and the :zebras: blow obvious calls.

    Coach Mack – congrats on a splended recruiting year from players to filling 2 very important coaching positions with individuals who have much experience and can immediately contribute to your program.

    JM – how come you neva make noise this morning? LizK neva wake up on time!!

  154. DoubleB February 20, 2009 10:59 am

    Dime refers to the use of 5 DBs
    Nickle refers to the use of 6 DB,s
    there are various zone and man versions of both

  155. d1島 February 20, 2009 11:03 am


    Got change?

    (btw, reverse ’em)

  156. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 11:05 am

    UH has five defensive schemes:
    Base —4-3
    Two nickels — 4-2-5
    Okie — 3-3-5
    Dime — 3-2-6

  157. Ralph February 20, 2009 11:07 am

    Al you’re right, it wasn’t Jamie, my apologies to her. I remember the news incident and court appearance but wrong person….

  158. DoubleB February 20, 2009 11:08 am

    You’re right d1…I guess thats why I should stick to lurking.

    (throws a shaka to d1 ala Kazz)

  159. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:12 am

    Was it Jason who said something to the extent of “blah blah blah the pretty Tsai-kettes like the Twins and Princess”

    And someone replied, “and what are you saying about the other Tsai-ketts???”

    Man I wish I cut and pasted that one…
    Along with the one about him wearing Gigi’s mu’umu’u

  160. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:12 am

    I thought that ex-player/olympian had a lawyer by the name of Richard Hoke.

  161. al ™ February 20, 2009 11:12 am

    getting hungry….

    leftovers or dim sum?
    dim sum or rainbows?
    rainbows or gyotaku?
    gyotaku or sushi king?
    sushi king or yohei?
    yohei or tokuri tei?
    tokuri tei or leftovers?

    ah the circle of life.

  162. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:13 am

    Wasn’t there a “Jumbo” package with 5 Dlinemen?

  163. DoubleB February 20, 2009 11:13 am

    thank goodness for debit cards…I haven’t seen change for years.
    Well, that and the fact that I have been married for 13yrs are probably the reason I haven’t seen real money in a while.

  164. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 11:14 am

    Not with McMackin.

  165. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:15 am


  166. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2009 11:15 am

    So far, no word from bstunna.

  167. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:15 am

    How many running plays do we have?

  168. Stretch February 20, 2009 11:17 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Wasn’t there a “Jumbo” package with 5 Dlinemen?

    I think you was getting confused with all the Camellia talk above.

  169. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:18 am

    ST – the 2 nickel schemes…what are the differences? Personnel? Coverage? Alignment?

  170. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 11:19 am

    nothing is impossible.
    i think.

  171. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:20 am

    Google bstunna and you may find him/her.

  172. d1島 February 20, 2009 11:20 am



    If it keeps heading the way it’s been going the past month, none of us going have, “Change we can be leavin’…”

  173. Stretch February 20, 2009 11:22 am

    February 20th, 2009 at 11:15 am
    How many running plays do we have?

    I think there are 3 – run right, run left and (the most called) run for your life

  174. warriorfanny February 20, 2009 11:22 am

    A-House wrote:
    warriorfanny – surprised that you feel Jim D is Lingle’s “yes” man – I don’thave the same impression – what’s the basis for your opinion?

    I usually dont respond to Qs….so this is a rare response to what I perceive as an honest probe….part is political, part is networking and social and 100% is family–do your homework–u seem like a bright person.

  175. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:22 am

    When I was at LegoLand, last month I was thinking about you (but not in a BrokeBack kind of way)

    That place is amazing..
    There newest thing was the Obama Inauguration at the Mini DC city.

  176. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:24 am

    chawan – what is the last number of pi?

  177. al ™ February 20, 2009 11:29 am

    yes, homey that is correct. it was hoke. who happens to be a classmate.

  178. d1島 February 20, 2009 11:31 am


    btw, keep posting! 🙂

  179. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:31 am

    al – You and Kekoa combined know everyone on Oahu!

  180. al ™ February 20, 2009 11:31 am

    #175….in defense of jd, he is not a lingle yes man. never was and never will be. that is a fact.

  181. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:32 am

    Congratulations to the parents of the beautiful baby girl!

  182. Ralph February 20, 2009 11:33 am

    homey you calling chawan a lame square

  183. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:35 am

    Ralph – I would never call chawan a lame square. He and I think similarly. BTW, the last number of pi is 3.

  184. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 11:40 am

    gotta ask the math wizard. i can’t divide that far.
    speaking of that number and the math man himself, i think i found jason’s car

  185. BigWave96744 February 20, 2009 11:41 am

    If this were a blog for the University of Oregon, would Chawan_Cut be known as the Lame Duck?

  186. kama krab February 20, 2009 11:48 am

    Howzit everybody,

    I hate to be a downer but what about Coach Stutz. Where does these two hires leave him going into to next season?

  187. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:51 am

    For the Warriors participating in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indiana, I offer a song of caution.

  188. Ralph February 20, 2009 11:52 am

    homey my limited math skills told me pi r square 🙂

  189. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:54 am

    kama krab – you never know if a coach is going to retire at the end of the season.

  190. whitey February 20, 2009 11:56 am

    good to see that MWC commissioner get some cuervos, not like benson. challenging the bull cs should have been long ago on the grounds of discrimination and finally it is coming up big time. all the other commissioners should join in to challenge the bcs cause you get nothing to lose except money, but if you satisfied with peanuts, then that is what you going get.

  191. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 11:56 am

    chawan – see, the car’s number ends in a 3.

    BW96744 – If this blog was for the University of Oregon I wouldn’t be here.

  192. whitey February 20, 2009 11:57 am

    and not necessarily good peanuts, but one with salomonella.

  193. Stretch February 20, 2009 11:58 am

    If all conferences were in the BCS, UH would have no budget problems.

  194. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 12:00 pm

    whitey – didn’t the WAC benefit from the BCS the past few years? I don’t think with a playoff system there’ll be that much money generated. IMHO. But I’m just talking about $$$.

  195. whitey February 20, 2009 12:01 pm

    jd is doing a very good job and he knows what it is like to run a good operation with the aloha spirit. he knows people’s livelihood is at stake and wants to limit any loss of program or people. hard to find those kind of bosses nowadays.

  196. whitey February 20, 2009 12:03 pm

    homey, like i said, if you satisfied with peanuts, then that’s what you will get, peanuts.

  197. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 12:06 pm



  198. whitey February 20, 2009 12:06 pm

    some are satisfied that the bcs schools have 2 schools from the same conference in the bcs games and notre dame gets more money than us by not even playing in the bcs. me, i rather take my chances and breakup the bcs monopoly. EVOLUTION!!!!!

  199. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 12:07 pm

    The BCS isn’t generating just peanuts. More like high quality whole macadamia nuts. As you notice I am only talking $$$ and not who the true football champion will be.

    Unlike the NCAA basketball and baseball tourneys where the top teams duke it out and the winner is the official NCAA champion. Sure there are teams that may feel slighted by not being extended an invitation but so be it.

  200. MeiLing February 20, 2009 12:09 pm

    Good luck to Jake Ingram in the Combine!

    Welcome to Coach Tormey!

    Have a wonderful day everyone!

    Esme & whoosh….

  201. whitey February 20, 2009 12:11 pm

    homey, remind me if we play poker and the entry fee is $25K. all you can win is $5K and the rest of us split the pot. would you be happy with your share???? this is what the bcs is doing, giving us peanuts, so they can keep everything else.

  202. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 12:13 pm

    whitey – That’s why UH just gotta go out there and beat everyone. In my scenario I have a chance to win it all. In yours all I can win is $5k.

  203. Dan-O February 20, 2009 12:17 pm

    Re: Cover 2

    The number “2” is a reference to the number of safeties that are in deep coverage.

    Hence, a cover “1” would mean one safety deep….a cover “3” would mean there are 3 safeties covering deep.

    The words following Cover 2 (ex. zone, man, etc.) is in reference to the coverage of the linebackers and other defensive backs.

  204. Marauders69 February 20, 2009 12:17 pm

    congratulations to Coach Mac on the recent hiring of both new Coaches!!!!!

    Aloha to Tsaiko’s & ppppsssstttt Lurkers !!!!!

  205. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 12:21 pm

    don’t make the tsaikos too excited on a friday!

    btw, who’s going to baseball tonight?

  206. jm2375 February 20, 2009 12:22 pm

    whitey – Evolution? not REvolution?

    A-house – neva had time dis morning for do wake-up calls.

  207. Rob25 February 20, 2009 12:28 pm

    Thanks Pride…you must have read my mind…or at least my FB page.:-D Wait…you were trying to help out a fellow Tsaiko…or Tsaikette? Either way…thanks for helping me get an answer.

    Thanks to mauiwarrior and Dan-O for clarifying for me.

    It’s tough trying to learn about football when I haven’t ever played! I guess I should have attended Mack’s clinic. 🙄

  208. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 12:35 pm

    Get well soon, Steven Hunt! Mebbe a little la`au lapa`au would be helpful! My 2 year old daughter was right as rain after two weeks healing from a broken collar bone.

  209. KapoleiWarrior February 20, 2009 12:38 pm

    I agree with kama krab’s concern about coach Stutz. If we end up losing a quality home grown guy like him, the addition of these new “experienced” coaches that everyone is so happy about will have come at a heavy price. I also question how long Tormey will stick around at the wages he’s making. Hope he’s not another “one year wonder.”
    On the topic of warriorfanny’s somewhat backhanded “slap” at our AD, this is an open forum and he can say what he wants but I know Jim and have always known him to be a stand up guy who loves the University and its athletes and will always do what is right to the best of his ability.

  210. whitey February 20, 2009 12:46 pm

    jm, no revolution, EVOLUTION. evolution takes place everyday, but most are stuck in status quo. not saying that status quo is not good, but without evolution you will have extinction. in this case, status quo with the bcs means that uh or similar schools outside of the bcs will never have the chance to play for the national championship in fb. evolution means that the national championship will include all the teams (conferences) and each will have an equal chance to win.

  211. BG February 20, 2009 12:47 pm

    Lunch time pau…going back to work. Posting this with apologies to Kazz if he already did.

    The cabana is reserved for April 25’s spring game…can not wait!!!

  212. d1島 February 20, 2009 12:48 pm

    kama krab/homey,

    Yep, in the meantime gets to hit the books and continue striving for that Masters….
    hopefully, the higher edumakashun will allow him to figure out a good way to but Pampers until that possible retirement comes about

  213. Jason February 20, 2009 12:48 pm

    I absolutely love the Tormey hiring. What I love is that Mack has someone on the staff who was formerly a head coach. While he’s not an associate head coach, I believe, Mack can still go to Tormey for advice, and Tormey can speak up to Mack when he sees something that should be addressed. In terms of issues like discipline, communication, clock management, and the like, I’m hoping Tormey can help Mack grow in how he handles those things.

    BTW, Stutz can get a third year as a GA if he advances enough toward his degree. My thought is let him finish that up, then hire him full-time. That will give him more options in the future, with regards to coordinator and/or head coaching aspirations.

    I personally think Ingram should be at 250-255, so I hope he eventually puts on a little weight.

    I hope Hunt gets healthy soon. He’s a nice young talent, I like how he plays.

  214. whitey February 20, 2009 12:50 pm

    somehow my aloha friday ended up doing more work than i planned on, so you all have a great aloha friday and may the sunshine warm allof you. see you all laters

  215. Calvin from Kona February 20, 2009 12:50 pm

    Howzit everybody…long time no see

  216. d1島 February 20, 2009 12:52 pm


  217. Jason February 20, 2009 12:57 pm

    And the thing about the Tampa 2 that differentiates it from a regular Cover 2 zone is speed. Tampa 2 guys will tend to be faster, but undersized. Also, the middle linebacker will have important read responsibilities. He has fluid options to play a shorter middle zone or a deeper zone, although priority is usually on the latter.

  218. tako February 20, 2009 1:03 pm

    Stutz will do it for another year….Possibly another opening will come about from a former OL coach

  219. Jason February 20, 2009 1:08 pm

    Oh, and another thing I like about Tormey — he’ll be working with Rich Miano. I really like Rich, and I can see him as our head coach someday. Having an ex-head coach assist the associate head coach could be a great learning experience for Miano, too.

  220. kama krab February 20, 2009 1:17 pm

    Jason I totally agree with you but I do hope Tormey is not a one and done guy on our staff. It sounds like he is taking a very big pay cut to join our staff. It will be interesting to see how long he can live with such a big drop in pay.

  221. kama krab February 20, 2009 1:23 pm

    I feel that if we can keep this current coaching staff together for multiple years, I think we will be able to make another trip to the BCS. I feel that through our new connections that we have picked up, we will be able to recruit a wider range of athletes and hopefully be pulling in some 4 and 5 stars guy that can take us to the next level.

  222. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 1:26 pm

    CfK – Just took the patches off your eyes?

    Pride. – 😉 😆

  223. al ™ February 20, 2009 1:32 pm

    i am thinking that tormey is here to lay some ground work for future head coaching vacancies here and abroad.

  224. 99club February 20, 2009 1:34 pm

    Good news to have a coach dedicated to just special teams. It’s tough to expect coaches to coach special teams in addition to their primary responsibilities, as we’ve done in the past. That leads to something being done half-@$$ed.

  225. chawan_cut February 20, 2009 1:36 pm

    i’m surprised jason didn’t reply about our pi comments.

  226. al ™ February 20, 2009 1:38 pm

    these days recruits really want to know who their position coaches will be. especially those with nfl aspirations, every year is critical to their success.

    a good mentor is certainly a prerequisite for their development.

  227. A-House February 20, 2009 1:44 pm


    I thank you for the compliment of a “bright person”.

    In my many encounters with Jim Donovan, I have always found him to be a person of his own accord and will gladly accept assistance from anyone who is interested in helping the Athletic Department. Never, has he exhibited any “yes, mam” attitude, but never hesitates to thank those who have helped or are willing to help UH grow to become a better institution, academically and athlethically.

    I do not know of any ocassion(s) where he went directly to Gov Lingle for support. They may have met at social functions and discussed UH athletics and if the Gov was inspired to do more, than it was her decision.

    And, I thank you for your opinions.

  228. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 1:44 pm

    chawan – Maybe Jason is trying to prove that pi isn’t really infinite, irrational, transcendental, or whatever you call it.

  229. letsgowarriors February 20, 2009 1:50 pm

    it would be sweet

    “Coach Shaw coached All-Americans at UMinn. His line paved the way for Maroney and Barber…”

    Micah Hatchie – “I accept UH’s offer.”

    Kaiwi Crabb – “I accept UH’s offer.”

  230. Stretch February 20, 2009 1:53 pm

    February 20th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    … Never, has he exhibited any “yes, mam” attitude..

    I am sure a “shy” person would like to offer a differing opinion.

  231. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2009 1:59 pm

    What I’d like to see in the Warrior defense is Cover All! No let no body loose!

    Anyhoo, da las numba in pi is eight, if you wen cut um into eight pieces!
    nuff ramblings fo da dey…now can go sleep…

  232. A-House February 20, 2009 2:00 pm


    that reference was meant for Gov Lingle, not the “shy” person!

  233. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 2:01 pm

    Hi CfK!

    kama- remember when JJ worked for, ah, peanuts? Sometimes it is not only the $$ that brings a good coach to Hawaii.

    Coach Mack is making the giant leap from sous chef to executive chef. It’s not about just cooking any more.
    I’m happy he’s our Head Coach and that he is stepping up to get the job done!

  234. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 20, 2009 2:01 pm


    You’re gonna be a good one for us in the years to come!

  235. Stretch February 20, 2009 2:03 pm

    February 20th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    that reference was meant for Gov Lingle, not the “shy” person!

    hahahaha just checking….

  236. Bulla February 20, 2009 2:07 pm


    #138 UH volleyball player was Kim Willoughby in court for a case, same lawyer….

  237. d1島 February 20, 2009 2:09 pm

    Speaking of men and women listening:

    Man driving down road.
    Woman driving up same road.
    They pass each other.
    Man yells out window, PIG!
    Woman yells back, A**HOLE!
    Woman rounds next curve.
    Crashes into huge pig in middle of road and dies.

    Thought For the Day: If only women would listen.

  238. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 2:12 pm

    From the Redskins Blog -Chris Cooley is working with the high schools in his area- established a scholarship fund and is visiting the schools.
    2nd of two videos, Cooley is asked: Campbell or Brennan? (You can hear the murmurs in the audience – looks like Colt is loved there as well!)

  239. al ™ February 20, 2009 2:17 pm

    bulla, she got the hawaiian lawyer. see #161/178.

  240. Bulla February 20, 2009 2:22 pm


    must be the meds, how could i forget, that’s ryan’s team mate’s dad…..sheesh, bronchitis + meds + alzheimers = nincompoop……. 🙁

  241. Bulla February 20, 2009 2:22 pm


    must be the meds, how could i forget, that’s ryan’s team mate’s dad…..sheesh, bronchitis + meds + alzheimers = nincompoop……. 🙁

  242. Bulla February 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    and now the twitching fingers,

    sorry sorry for for the the double double post post

  243. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    d1 – ROTFLMFAO!

    MLiz – So now Coach Mack is hiring journeymen instead of apprentices?

  244. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 2:31 pm

    letsgowarriors – That would be awesome to have players knocking on the coach’s door wanting to be Warriors!

  245. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 2:43 pm

    m-homey – in hindsight, while evolution was occurring precipitously with the sudden departures, etc. last year, there was no time to really sit down and draw out a plan that would take several months to realize. Coach Mack accepted the responsibility and cauterized (for ST) the bleeding veins before the UH football program expired in the locker room.
    The prep for the field work started with emphasis on education – he focused on the kids. He brought coaches in who were WILLING participants and whom the kids could relate to.
    It was a year of healing and holding together.

    Evolution must continue for the Warriors to get refocused on the next level.

    I dunno nuttin about fotball. But I know I trust Coach Mack and support the WARRIORS!!!

  246. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 2:45 pm

    fotball=football (fff…ingers)

  247. LizKauai [Believer] February 20, 2009 2:47 pm

    bulla- bronchitis – eeeeuuuuwww . Hope you will be better by tomorrow to go out to play!

  248. Hoohiki February 20, 2009 2:55 pm

    RE: Special Teams

    I wonder how our new ST coach will address our kicking and punting situation. Last year, Kelly who was consistent in 2007, had alot of difficulties. We need someone who can be counted on to deliver. Who is our # kicker and punter? We’ve never had a kicking coach.
    Is it necessary now? Just wondering…..

  249. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 2:56 pm

    MLiz – I don’t know but he sure hired those 2 worthy guys in a short timeframe. Hopefully, the evolution doesn’t lead to a dead end like the dodo bird, saber tooth tiger, AMC Gremlin and Pacer, Oldsmobile, and Crystal Pepsi.

  250. FloridaTed February 20, 2009 3:05 pm

    Hi, Tsaikos and Tsai-Meister,

    Just got back and am pleasently surprised how well 2009 seems to round itself out. Now we truly have a great coaching mix. The young ones have fine examples to learn from and the older ones are more than capable of whipping the Warrior machine into shape.

    We’ll have a much improved year, I know that for sure.

    I see the biggest improvements coming on both lines and that will make everything else click a lot better.

  251. Wahinefan February 20, 2009 3:29 pm

    Wahine volleyball receives another commitment Emily Hartong 6′ 1 Middleblocker from Los Alamitos, Ca will play for hawaii starting in 2010.

  252. Garret February 20, 2009 3:34 pm

    Remember how UH has talked for years about trying to get the Japan market? HF never seemed to push that along no matter how many times JJ brought it up. Well, Notre Dame is establishing themselves first in the Japanese market. They will get to meet (and play against) the top players in Japan…and I’m sure that Charlie Weis will be looking for a recruit or two. If any player ends up going to Notre Dame to play, they will really own the Japanese TV market.

    The former Notre Dame coach was in Tokyo on Friday to promote the Notre Dame Japan Bowl on July 25 at Tokyo Dome. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, a Notre Dame graduate, will also make the trip to Japan as a celebrity ambassador but won’t suit up for his alma mater.

    Holtz said that over 100 former Notre Dame players volunteered to make the trip, so he and his coaching staff will hold tryouts to narrow the team down for the trip. The final roster will be announced in April.

    Holtz watched video of the Japanese team during his trip and said he was very impressed with the coaching of the players and the discipline.

  253. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 3:44 pm

    Wahinefan – I wonder if she has hops like Amber Kaufman.

  254. homey ℞ February 20, 2009 3:49 pm

    Garret – Former UH players may not be going to Japan for a game but isn’t Coach Mack and JD going to Japan soon to establish some kind of ties and relationships? It could be the beginning of walk-on players from Japan.

  255. d1島 February 20, 2009 3:53 pm


    Will they bow before walking on?
    Will they avoid standing with their arms crossed as they observe practice?
    Will they be able to find gi with large enough shoulders?

  256. bstunna2002 February 20, 2009 4:13 pm

    woohoo I’m a weiner thanks for the tickets I will enjoy going to this game and eating all that ss center has to offer thanks again.

  257. d1島 February 20, 2009 5:11 pm

    Heard on the news that Bob Sevey passed.
    (Gary Sprinkle looks like he’s taking it hard.)

    Prayers for his Ohana

  258. Rob25 February 20, 2009 5:14 pm

    Condolences to the Sevey family.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!

  259. Kazz February 20, 2009 5:15 pm


    Lazy Sunday afternoons with a cold one in my hand… The sound of da “crack” or should I say “ping” of da bat…

    It’s a good way to ease yourself into preparation for T-GATES and FOOTBALL SEASON!!!

    Whew…. (throws a shaka towards Majestic Manoa) .. Dey u go…

  260. Kazz February 20, 2009 5:19 pm


    Has Amanda Simmons transfered to Indiana?

  261. d1島 February 20, 2009 5:22 pm

    Good Luck to the BaseBows!
    Look forward to a great season…

    not going make it out tonite. 🙁
    Watch for you on the toob, Kazz!

  262. Stretch February 20, 2009 5:23 pm

    I am driving through town now and was VERY impressed with McNamara who is walking his little dog. it went no 2 and he did pick it up.

    good thing no more law yet for texting and driving.

  263. niho mano February 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    welcome, coach shaw and coach tormey….again this is the start of the rebuilding of the warrior football team….i can’t wait for the next recruiting class with these coaches on board….wac champions in the making….SOON!

  264. Ralph February 20, 2009 6:05 pm

    amanda simmons to louisville

  265. wafan February 20, 2009 7:08 pm

    Great evening all!

  266. wafan February 20, 2009 7:10 pm

    A hearty welcome to Coach Tormey! Whoo-hoo!!!

    I hope the young coaches take advantage of this great learning opportunity! Always have to remember there will always be someone better than you. Best thing is to learn from them.

  267. wafan February 20, 2009 7:10 pm

    Wow. Lots of echos in here. Where is everyone?

  268. wafan February 20, 2009 7:13 pm

    Cannot be me since I already bocha, brush my teeth, and did not fart.

    Well, then. I am going to bed. It was a long and rough week at school. Dang.

  269. JaM February 20, 2009 7:16 pm

    Hiya Wafan!

  270. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 20, 2009 8:48 pm

    It’s 2009….

    I’m sitting here at the baseball game and they’re playin “YMCA” by the Village People.

    I don’t get it….

  271. SteveM February 20, 2009 8:49 pm


  272. MeiLing February 20, 2009 9:27 pm

    WheeHa! The women won tonight!

  273. MeiLing February 20, 2009 9:31 pm

    Condolences to the Sevey ‘ohana. I remember him on the news a long time ago.

  274. Garret February 20, 2009 9:53 pm

    Free pancakes at IHOP from 7am to 10pm on Tuesday! They are raising money for Children’s Hospitals, so there will be donation jars set out…we like supporting Children’s Hospitals anyway, so this gives us a great way to send in our donation.

  275. Garret February 20, 2009 9:53 pm

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

    An estimated 25% of Americans suffer from food poisoning each year!

  276. Garret February 20, 2009 9:54 pm

    Researchers have found a way to turn a relatively benign virus into a technique that completely cured human cystic fibrosis lung tissue in culture. If animal trials go well, this could potentially be the cure for cystic fibrosis that so many have dreamed of.

  277. Garret February 20, 2009 9:54 pm

    Chinese auto company wants to be the world’s leader in electric cars.

  278. Garret February 20, 2009 9:55 pm

    This new solar concentrator technology is targeting to get to less than $1 per watt by 2011 (2x to 3x cheaper than current solar options) and close to 30% efficiency (50% better than most current options).

  279. Garret February 20, 2009 9:55 pm

    Trials have begun for these new flexible, organic solar cells that can be printed like money! A banknote printing company is printing the solar cells for the trials.

  280. Garret February 20, 2009 9:55 pm

    Free play links pau.

  281. Long Time UH Fan February 20, 2009 10:11 pm


    Re: #278, Thanks for the article; it was a very meaningful one.

  282. jm2375 February 20, 2009 10:15 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Condolences to the Sevey ohana. Grew up watching Bob Sevey on the news every night.

    Glad the Wahine won tonight.

  283. Jason February 20, 2009 10:22 pm

    I’m back from the baseball game. Ran into sjmacro and myki before it started. Good pitching by the Irvine kid, had some good zip and was mixing things up. They’re a solid team, could make it deep into the playoffs. Looked like we have a decent team too, though, if we stay healthy.

    Even though it was crazy cold tonight, I had a huge craving for ice cream. Got some from 7-11 after the game. 😛

  284. Jason February 20, 2009 10:25 pm

    BTW, the new seats are pretty nice. But yeah, no cupholders in the upper section. 🙁

  285. al ™ February 20, 2009 10:36 pm

    #2 was there as well. the highlight to him was cheap eats. warrior dog, garlic fries, etc. oh and the brewskis.


  286. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:08 pm

    So do we plan for a Tsaiko sign session at the ball park for a double header?

    This way we can get maximum use of the letters. A chance to experiment with different slogans. The big super sign splash in Vegas in September should be well co-ordinated by then.

    Go Warriors!

  287. Rob25 February 20, 2009 11:12 pm

    Good effort by the baseball team!

    OK, I just booked my tickets to LV game. $804 for two roundtrip on Hawaiian. I was checking earlier today and the dates I was looking at the cost was $664 per person. Then a little while ago, my mom called to say that she noticed my flight on the 10th was $150 and my return on the 24th was $230. Needless to say, I was going to pass that up…now I’ve got air, hotel and car rental. Now I’ve got to plan all my activities for the 13 days that I am going to be there!

  288. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:13 pm

    May you Rest in Peace Mr. Sevey. You always delivered the news in a very professional manner. Thank you for keeping us informed. Aloha.

  289. Rob25 February 20, 2009 11:15 pm

    Oops…I wasn’t going to pass on those prices. Too excited about my deal!

    Thanks to Ryan Mouton for giving me a little info on Okie package that I was inquiring about on my FB status! I’m sure that he is busy getting ready for the NFL Combine.

  290. Stretch February 20, 2009 11:16 pm

    February 20th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    Now I’ve got to plan all my activities for the 13 days that I am going to be there!

    13 days in Vegas??!!?? Are you fricken crazy?? How come you not going up to Seattle??

  291. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:17 pm

    Happy Birthday baby Alisha. Welcome to our world, such as it is!

  292. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:20 pm

    Ok…got my PSA out of the way. Someone give me the scoops on what happened in UH sports tonite. I feel like I dropped off the planet for the past 7 hours.

    How’s my Bolla-less Wahine team? What’s up with my UH bezboll team? Tell me sumtin’ gooooood!

  293. LizKauai (iPhone) February 20, 2009 11:24 pm

    Just got home from the Waimea Town Celebration. Wow! It was streaming on the net too!

  294. Jason February 20, 2009 11:31 pm

    The cheap eats were nice too. I think I paid $3 for chili cheese nachos, $2.40 for garlic fries, and $2.40 for bottled water (I need to remember to bring one with me).

    Rob25, check your e-mail.

  295. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:41 pm

    So Jase ~ I see you managed to stuff your face. What about the game? Give some details. How about the calls from behind the plate? Good officials or do we need to have a serious message passed down to them via the Tsaiko Tstrangle line!

  296. Rob25 February 20, 2009 11:52 pm

    Got it Jason…think I’m beginning to understand.

    I guess that means I have to stop saying, “Take out the damn QB!!” 😆

    Stretch – Frank wants to spend more time in Vegas. He’s just getting hooked and we are going down to the Grand Canyon to enjoy some serenity before we go nuts in Sin City! You can cheer for me in WA…and so can Koakane…OK maybe not. You won’t have your board and Koakane might be snoring! 😯 🙄

  297. Kekoa February 20, 2009 11:56 pm

    Rob25 ~ We’ll be there for about the same amount of time. Will Frank be joining you? You can hang with us when you’re not busy winning jackpots!

    I got the hard core Tsaikazoids staying in my condo complex. We will prolly do a BBQ on Sunday at our place and invite whomsoever is left in Vegas to come join us. We should have lots of room for our usual T-gate numbers (40 plus). Sing a little Karaoke, and enjoy some CR.

    Warriors Pave the Way!

  298. Jason February 21, 2009 12:00 am

    Kekoa: The game was cold. That’s all that mattered. 😉

    Nah, it was a good game. Their pitcher was pretty solid, and they had some pretty disciplined hitters with good strokes. That said, we were able to get a couple hard shots to the outfield, just got little bit underneath some of those pitches. I liked what Ryan Davis brought in relief for UH.

    Umpiring looked okay, but I was sitting in the upper section, kinda hard to judge the accuracy.

    Rob25: Haha, I still say a bunch of us should get together to run a Tsai-ko football school. 😀

  299. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:03 am

    Kekoa…yes Frank will be there. He’ll be so excited that I got both of our tickets for $800. I’m stoked!! Dude, did I just say that? 😯

    Great! We’ll show those people in Vegas how to party Hawaiian-style! I would say that I won’t have to worry about poke…but knowing you…you will find some and it will be there. 👿

    Can’t wait for September!

  300. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:11 am

    Anyone see a filipino/japanese girl around 5′ tall? She came home and then went back out…no, not Esme.

    Do they still have batting cages? We should go. Just like the driving range. Hit a few balls, whiff a few balls. It would be hilarious.

  301. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:14 am

    Homey…you going to the Vegas game?

  302. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:15 am

    I may suck in the batting cages like I did on the driving range.

    I also suck at knowing anything about FB defenses, but I’m learning.

  303. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:17 am

    Rob25 – Nope. I will be visiting the continent twice this year and none for football.

    Facebook defenses? They supply you with spyware?

  304. Jason February 21, 2009 12:18 am

    Did I mention that I ran into Mike after the game? He’s doing well.

  305. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:19 am

    But then again you are required to wear a batting helmet while you are batting. I don’t think I have big helmets for some of the Tsaikos.

  306. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:21 am

    Rob25 – How about a game of H-O-R-S-E at the basketball courts. No helmets required.

  307. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:21 am

    Homey – Why aren’t you working? Things that slow in the security business?

  308. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:24 am

    Homey – I’m game for that! Or we could play teams…I want Pride! Just stick him in the middle and glare at the other players…guarantee they don’t score…unless the can hit the three. He can totally take all the charges too.

  309. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:25 am

    Wait…you lost your daughter?

  310. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:27 am

    I work day shift now!

    You can have Pride. I’ll take chawan. If anything he can yell.

  311. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:29 am

    I didn’t lose her. She just went outside somewhere.

  312. Jason February 21, 2009 12:35 am

    Hmm, those eats may have been cheap, but now I’m hungry. Maybe I should have grabbed a Warrior Dog instead.

  313. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:37 am

    Jason – Putting on some weight for the Tsaiko combine?

  314. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:39 am

    Well, maybe if Chawan wears his orange jacket…the glare will just blind the other team. 😯

    You think that his ears are ringing right now? They are at least itchy.

    Jason – You hungry already…guess when it’s a double-header like tomorrow, they make it so that you have to keep going back to feel full.

  315. Jason February 21, 2009 12:42 am

    Ugh, Stafford is not throwing at the combine. Hate it when guys do that. I’m glad to see that Sanchez is going to throw. I’m not sold on his arm yet. Considering San Francisco could pick him with the #10 pick, I’m watching Sanchez closely. I still think he’s overrated.

    I guess unless it’s a Bumbucha nachos, you don’t really get full. 😀

  316. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:44 am

    Nah, his ears don’t ring or itch. They like it when others talk about him.

  317. feel bad for the kid February 21, 2009 12:45 am

    i have to say this. i saw it on another board, but want to voice my opinion.
    i am a st. louis grad. 1970 to be exact. some of you know me. I will say this.
    a lot of us alum, MOST OF US , wanted stutzman for possible AD and surely head coach at st. louis. he would have been making $75k per year. i know he was promised a position to go to UH and give up st. louis, but now what?
    Mack and the Lee brothers should be ashamed of themselves for letting this kid down. he is a football genious who needs a chance to shine, but he did not get what was promised.
    I will be the first to say it, we better not loose this guy, but we will……
    mack let us(st. louis Ohana) and this young man down. who is to say that the two new hires are good? age? come on. tomey , good name, but he want 0-12 all the while recruiting 4 and 5 star athletes.
    I SAY GIVE STUTZ HIS DUE SOON OR WE ARE GONA LOOSE HIM. i would rather have a lifer at UH then those who use UH as a stepping stone.
    m.m. ’70

  318. homey ℞ February 21, 2009 12:53 am

    goodnight all.

  319. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 21, 2009 12:59 am

    Sweet pronto pup – er, Warrior Dreams!

  320. KapoleiWarrior February 21, 2009 1:09 am

    feel bad:

    I feel the same way. Did you see my post number 211? I’m afraid most of the people here don’t realize what a quality individual and coach Stutz is. He is a rising star and it will be a shame if we let him get away.

  321. feel bad for the kid February 21, 2009 1:22 am

    did you write that comment on the sports hawaii board. PRETTY GOOD!

  322. KapoleiWarrior February 21, 2009 1:30 am

    nope…that wasn’t me….. but I agree with it

  323. Kekoa (iPhone) February 21, 2009 2:31 am

    Again, we may all have our opinion of who should do what. Coach Mack makes the final choice. Like he ALWAYS says, “when you become head coach, then you can do whatever you want!

  324. HiFlyer February 21, 2009 2:43 am

    Howzit Kekoa, I hope Diana is feeling better.

    So who’s going to the baseball game?

  325. KapoleiWarrior February 21, 2009 3:28 am

    Agreed Kekoa….lets just hope his choices are wise ones…..and I give him credit…..he has fixed one mistake that he made already

  326. Pomai February 21, 2009 4:51 am

    feel bad for the kid and KapoleiWarrior,

    I like Stutz he was one of the best players at UH, with that said I don’t know if that translates into being a good coach, he has very little coaching experience. The problem is that his time spent at UH will be part of his learning experience, and if he turns out to be a decent or good coach then he will not stay at UH, it would not make sense to refuse other offers from schools that would want him to coach for them and are willing to pay a top coach big bucks, I know he loves the school but we are talking about a business decision here and it would be wrong to expect him to give up the $$ to stay here. He will gain alot from his time at UH.

  327. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 4:54 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    I agree with warriorfanny:

    February 20th, 2009 at 10:33 am
    MAC’s next problem is to decide where he fits on O.
    We need ONE coach in charge.
    Committees dont work.
    We had that experience with JJ on D when Rich Miano and George Lumpkin collaborated (to borrow a Mayoral term) to form a D Committee, which I dont need to remind folkz, ended in disaster.
    Im not seeing Ron Lee in charge–so who is?
    It appeared last season that MAC was holding court during games and it showed on the field with indecision, confusion and at times, a breakdown in game and clock management.
    Hopefully with Gordie Shaw our warrior O will gain enuff consistency for MAC to step back.
    We have seen improvement in recruiting, staff hires and hopefully–off season training and coaching management will also improve.

    Regarding Mr. Stutzman. I am having more confidence in Coach Mack when I’m loooking at the decisions he is making in his second year. I hope Stutz doesn’t go away, At the same time, if he doesn’t go away, he’s only going up the food chain only so high. But I think that, looking at what this man has done for UH in his lifetime so far, him and his family, we gotta have him on the team. Coach has him on the team, and his time will come. Coach is looking at the big picture, Warrior Nation. bigger than Stutz. Coach seems like the kind of guy that rewards those who produce and don’t give him lip.

  328. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 5:04 am

    Jimmy D a “yes” man for Lingle?
    who said that? are you outta your mind? i’ll admit i don’t know his darkest secrets, but imo JD’s personna is top drawer. i gave him a personal momento to help get his mind right. for us. i wished him well last year… still am wishing him well. and praying that he takes care of the ebolla problem. too bad the basketball team gotta suffer. can you imagine having to fly 4000 miles to get lickings? over and over? i’d be yelling at da wall too.

    and i think Lingle is junk. and ruining Duke’s chances. so don’t think i’m being nice nice to JD because he’s related…. 😀

  329. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 5:12 am

    so maybe stealing Tormey from UW was a play on words. but I also think we stole him from UW in a sense. maybe he also had his own reasons that he wanted to come here, like he was going to lose his job or didn’t want to be a part of the new team, when the new UWcoach got hired this past XMas time.
    the bottom line iis the guy did recruit some great Hawaii athlete for udub. but mainly what i like is that he brings fresh energy and experience and can teach the Lee brothers and Rich a thing or two, and especially help with the ingame management shift according to game developments.
    i really am excited for us. you guyz asked me to give Coach time. Okay. And same for Stutz. give Coach time.

  330. Garret February 21, 2009 5:33 am


    You were correct on the 3 year max for GAs…I looked it up shortly after I posted and saw examples of GAs spending 3 years at a school (Hawkins had two GAs that spent 3 years each, for example). However, most times people do not spend 3 years as GA if they can move up quicker…like how JJ moved Reinbold into a full-time coaching position after he spent one year as GA.

  331. Garret February 21, 2009 5:37 am

    Long Time UH Fan,

    Thank you for your post #283. It is amazing that there is the possibility for a full cure for that disease! Hopefully things go well there, especially because the same technique could be used to try to cure other serious diseases.

  332. Garret February 21, 2009 5:45 am

    Remember the 4 clauses that Texas Tech tried to insert into Mike Leach’s contract right before they set a deadline for him to sign it? Leach ignored the deadline and bypassed the AD to meet with the Chancellor, and he got those clauses taken out. In fact, he got a *better* deal than what he had agreed to earlier…instead of a $300k per year buyout clause, Leach has a $0 buyout clause.

    All it took was a simple talk between Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach and chancellor Kent Hance to hammer out one of the most contentious contract negotiations in Red Raiders history.

    The four sticking points that held up the deal were resolved to Leach’s satisfaction.

  333. Garret February 21, 2009 5:48 am

    When they talk about cutting sports, the mention of volleyball is just to get people’s attention and make headlines…they aren’t going to cut men’s volleyball because it is one of the few that could make money at UH. Several other men’s sports lose a LOT more money and have limited revenue potential.

    However, so many other schools are in bad financial situation also and they do not get fans to attend their men’s volleyball games. Those schools might want to cut men’s volleyball…and if a few cut the sport, it won’t be an NCAA sport anymore. So, JD wouldn’t be cutting it…it won’t exist.

  334. Garret February 21, 2009 5:56 am

    KapoleiWarrior and feel bad for the kid,

    I wish things were different for Stutz….and for UH’s sake, I hope no Pac-10 school offers him a full-time coaching spot to take advantage of his GA status. Stutz could be an effective recruiter in Hawaii for some other school…

  335. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 21, 2009 6:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I am not throwing anyone out of the canoe in blind speculation yet. UH is going through the process of change to meet exingencies of the times. The athletic department is but one aspect of the situation.

    I trust Chancellor Hinshaw, AD Donovan and Coach Mack to act in the best interest of the students and the programs.

    Coach Stutzmann will land on his feet, whatever the scenario.

  336. roysan16 February 21, 2009 6:35 am


    The new coach was out of work. Researching the Seattle times he was fired on 12/15/08 (not retained on by washington and steve sark..)

    So my observation was how do you steal something that no team or anybody had a claim to.

    ty for at least pointing this out because imo the entry was confusing as I had wrote in #63

    …play on words..ok…har, har.

  337. roysan16 February 21, 2009 6:48 am



    if i walked a long the city of seattle with a sign saying hawaii stole tormey from washington-I’d probably get ran over from a motorist that lost control of his car from laughing too much.

    it’ stupid

  338. d1島 February 21, 2009 7:08 am

    Great Morning All!

    my, my….it looks like keeping promises is an important thing to more than just a token few.

    Looking forward to 5F’s and a K tonight 🙂

  339. JaM February 21, 2009 7:37 am

    Good Morning all!

    What kind of a person are you if your word means nothing?

  340. whitey February 21, 2009 7:52 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  341. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 7:58 am

    Good morning JaM and Roysan16 and all you udda Tsaikos.

    got your point Roysan16. still yet, I’m smiling, maybe not laughing, but definitely smiling. so we stold a good one from South Dakota U. And someone who coulda gone South Dakoa U.

    JaM, there are promises and then there are promises. Hope any promise made is kept in a timely manner.

  342. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:16 am

    so where did you all go…

  343. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 8:24 am

    Good Morning All!

    Some very cogent points being made about Stutz’s situation. I join the others who sing his praises and who pray that we can work this out over time. It’s a Catch 22 scenario, Coach Mac is trying to do what the team needs at this point. Stutz has another year to be a GA, and Coach Mac will have another year to address his coaching staff needs. Stutz is one of my all time favorite UH players, here’s hoping that we see him at Aloha stadium for many many years to come.

  344. wafan February 21, 2009 8:25 am

    A nice Saturday to everyone!

    Hi bhf2!!! How are things in the homeland?

  345. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 8:26 am

    Howzit Hilobraddah! Howz da ageless wonder doing this morning?

  346. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:27 am

    Dear Abby,

    can you help a brother out? got some friends who are concerned about one of our own, a supah dupah kind of guy that helped us buss up BYU and made dem our nemesis. And we get to play them again in a few. His name is Stutz. His family name is Stutz. And he got a braddah named Stutz that is gonna play for Warrior Nation. And he’s a GA at Hawaiii. So how do I tell him and his friends to cool his jets, cuz his time will come soonah dan laytahz. how do I tell him it always works out for the nice guyz? its not him, its kapolei warrior, bulla, and don’t lose and all da SLS guyz. i hope they understand that already get da Lee and da Lee and da GA and we fell on our face last year. no like dem make like martyrs. 😀

    ummm… try Patience. 😀

    Think pleasant ttautz. 😀 tink of da Korean Fox. 😀

  347. wafan February 21, 2009 8:29 am

    Condolences to the Sevey family. I grew up with him on the news. Sad to hear of his passing.

  348. chawan_cut February 21, 2009 8:29 am

    you were at the game? i should’ve brought my orange sweater to the game and sat behind home plate. that guy was unstoppable until he got tired. we also had bad hit attempts straight to their guys. but they had some nice fielding too.

  349. chawan_cut February 21, 2009 8:41 am

    for those of you who watched the bj vs gsp fight, here’s a video bj’s website put together.

    bj didn’t even start the whole “vaseline controversy”. the commission, dana white, and other fighters were more concerned.

  350. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:42 am

    hiya DPK, wafan.

    we neva even play da first game yet wit da new team and already
    we stay crying about sumtin we nomo control ova. timing is eveything. we cannot have immediate impact on Stutz situation cuz fo even that, timing is everything. coach cannot make like he’s wimping out cuz get summa us crying. 😀 gotta have foreplay first. 😆
    gotta warm Stutz up. 😀 tenderize him first. 😀 But I agree, he should be a coach at UH. cuz his intensity iz catcfhing. and his family is diehard UH for life kinna peeps.

    maybe ST can ask Coach whats the scoops on Stutz, and the inquiry or lack of inquiry or answer or no answer will be an answer it itself.

    I say wait…. best to leave the issue on the back burner, unless Stutz stay making noises. or is udda peeps making noise for him??? remember fellaz, the team get more dan one mind.

  351. d1島 February 21, 2009 8:42 am

    I guess there’s different levels, eh?

    Randy Hart, the defensive line coach at Washington for the past 21 years, was named defensive line coach at Notre Dame today

    Weis said at a news conference on Feb. 13 that he wanted to hire a veteran defensive line coach who could help groom Bryant Young, a former Irish standout who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, into a defensive line coach. Young will serve as a graduate assistant next season.

  352. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:45 am

    meanwhile, i stay lookin at pikchaz an tinkin happy tauts. 😀

  353. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:47 am

    thanks for coming to the rescue. felt lonely for a sec.

    okay, back to lookin at da pikcha. 😆

  354. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:50 am


    howzit howzit. jealous of you already, able to drive and watch practice soon. lucky lucky lucky!

  355. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:59 am

    read your post/article about da ND hire. very good and timely, eh?

    i hope the rest of our crew reads it too.

  356. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 9:15 am

    You toooo funny sometimes Hiloguy! But yah, good fun look at da pikcha and teenk happytawtz! It should be entitled the “Silver Throated KFox.” 😆

  357. wafan February 21, 2009 9:15 am

    And now another date to which to look forward! Yahoo!


  358. Kekoa (iPhone) February 21, 2009 9:24 am

    Another fine morning in the heart of Paradise. I see my Tsaiko ohana up and at ’em. My Hilo paly is in rare form…and my Warrior fb team taking shape.

    Life is good!

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