Kajiyama: No harm intended

From Brian Kajiyama:

“I appreciate the piece that E:60 produced that shared my life story. However, I was disappointed in any instances which coach Greg McMackin and the University of Hawai‘i program were negatively portrayed. That was not my intention. I appreciate the opportunity that Coach McMackin has provided me to continue being a part of the Warrior ‘ohana. I will continue to remain loyal to the University of Hawai‘i and will do my best in my new capacity.”

* * *

The Warriors have re-opened the Poly Pipeline, receiving a commitment from George Daily-Lyles.
Daily-Lyles is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound linebacker from Long Beach Poly, the school that produced former UH standouts Michael Carter, Chris Roscoe and Mark Odom.
Daily-Lyles has been compared to Pisa Tinoisamoa and Solomon Elimimian.
Poly is the defending CIF champion. Last month, Poly defeated 2007 national champion Northwestern High (of Miami) in Florida.
As the middle linebacker, Daily-Lyles makes all of the defensive calls for the Jackrabbits.
Here’s his highlight video:


  1. Committed Road Warrior September 30, 2008 12:16 am


  2. Hawaiianbod September 30, 2008 12:17 am


  3. Long Time UH Fan September 30, 2008 12:17 am

    Great News!

  4. Committed Road Warrior September 30, 2008 12:18 am

    Nice get for UH. Congrats to George Daily-Lyles, and welcome to the ‘ohana!

  5. Hawaiianbod September 30, 2008 12:20 am

    LB Poly is also home of Snoop Dogg.

  6. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 12:20 am

    He’s a player.
    UH is going after some more key defensive players.
    The goal is to get 25 commitments before mid-January.

  7. losthawaiian September 30, 2008 12:21 am

    Good news on the new commitment. So. Cal high schools have a lot of Poly talent all around. UH coaches, don’t be satisfied, we need more depth to reload instead of rebuild.

  8. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 12:21 am

    Snoop Dogg.
    Nate Dogg.
    Cameron Diaz.
    Tony Gwynn.
    Billie Jean King.

  9. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 12:23 am

    Hate to say it, but UH also needs a punter for next season, although I don’t think they want to spend a scholarship on one.

  10. losthawaiian September 30, 2008 12:26 am

    Do they expect to have an offense which will score on every possesion? Hopefully, they will find a hybrid player who can punt and play another position.

  11. Pride. September 30, 2008 12:35 am

    Tsai. There is a kicker/punter who walked on at NMSU this year out of Mililani high. He might still be available. Last name is Lund. He worked with Eric Hannum for about two years, I believe.

  12. Pride. September 30, 2008 12:36 am

    Great news about Daily-Lyles. Can never have too many LB’s and DB’s, as they are the core of your specail teams units.

  13. Kevin September 30, 2008 12:43 am

    Need another Aussie punter. Anyone else impressed with the Eagle’s punter? Find the next McBriar. Go down under I say. Oy!

  14. Ralph September 30, 2008 12:45 am

    Lund also played soccer at miliani….great athlete with good size….

  15. Hawaiianbod September 30, 2008 1:08 am

    ST – don’t forget Hercules Satele. I still remember when Poly came to Aloha Stadium in 2002 to play Kahuku. Herc was a beast and so was Poly.

    The other two teams in the doubleheader was the #1 team in the nation De La Salle and St. Louis. The running back for De La Salle was some guy named Maurice Drew (who is now known as Maurice Jones-Drew) of Jacksonville Jaguars. He was unstopable. The Spartans had a 126 game winning streak. Sad to say, it was no contest.

  16. HiFlyer September 30, 2008 1:13 am

    Mei Ling – Welcome back home.

  17. Ralph September 30, 2008 1:22 am

    as Milwaukee celebrates, the Mets hopeful sing their blues-next year, next year, oh, maybe next year! bad week for tsaimeister, our warriors go down in flames and the mets blow another game down the stretch….

  18. al September 30, 2008 1:34 am

    some pics and info on our newest recruit


  19. Pomai September 30, 2008 1:44 am

    Good one Bill LOL

  20. Kazz September 30, 2008 1:45 am

    48-Hour Rule has passed…

    Great to see some familiar and UH-pride-fillled individuals at my first Na Koa Luncheon.

    It’s funny how things turn out. I have never been able to go for a while due to my work schedule, but since I took the day off, it seemed like the best “medicine” for such a headache on Saturday night.

    Again, there are A LOT of positives coming out of the San Jose State game as the defense came to work as the defense we all knew they could be (i.e. BEST IN THE WAC!!!).

    Special teams improved drastically compared to previous contests, although more improvement is needed on the returns.

    But this goes to show that things CAN improve.

    Of course the same things that worry many others are still left out “there”.



    What is the deal with players leaving during the Alma Mater????

    What is the deal with a certain offensive lineman “waving” off the COACH????

    These are UNACCEPTABLE infractions deserving of some serious “slippah” work. (UNCLE KEKOA???? 😉 )

    Things have to get better.
    Things will get better.

    Tomorrow (today) is another day in Hawai’i Nei, the sun will rise, traffic will be there, work will be there, and the world will still keep going.

    It’s those that stop moving are the ones doomed to repeat history.



  21. Pomai September 30, 2008 1:49 am

    tommui got the post card but didn’t really need it as I already knew what they looked like when the supplier and I finalized the design, but what I really wanted out of all this was just to see the face’s for the girls as they got the award that they rightfully deserved. BTW they are silver not gold, unless they came up with additional $2000

  22. Pomai September 30, 2008 1:51 am

    for = of
    where da heck is dat edit button LOL

  23. Pomai September 30, 2008 1:54 am

    Wasupdoc, that would be most appreciated, will send email Mahalo

  24. wafan September 30, 2008 3:47 am

    Goooooooooooooood Mornin’ Ev’ryone!

    We are going to get up to the low 80’s today. And then the bottom falls out and we go back to our regular weather of cloudy, cool and wet. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

  25. wafan September 30, 2008 3:50 am

    The new Warrior wants to be here! Yahoo!!!

    Welcome to G. Daly-Lyles!

  26. wafan September 30, 2008 3:51 am

    Pardon me as I Esme . . .

  27. Stretch September 30, 2008 4:01 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Today is when I hope the team starts making changes to correct a lot of things.

    See everyone later, off to Liz’s island today…

  28. Stretch September 30, 2008 4:01 am

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game on Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. I am currently working with Kinda Shy to get a group of seats together for the Tsaikos. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event.

    If anyone is interested in attending the game, please send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo and I will send the details as soon as they are worked out.

  29. FloridaTed September 30, 2008 4:36 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Excellent and very early Warrior articles by ST and Ferd. Except for Rocky, very fortunate that most injuries incurred are not serious enough to keep the players on the sideline.

    Very glad to hear that Coach Mack finally decided to give the JC’s more reps. Should have happened all season, but better late than never.

    If Tylers hand is not ready, don’t put him in late, no matter what. Make sure he’s fully healed and put in Rausch or Alex, if needed. Even if we lose, there’s still a lot of season left.

    Pat Hill is right to worry. He studied film and saw our defense getting better every game. His O has trouble scoring against good defenses. I think if we manage to score 28 points, we can win this game.

  30. Garret September 30, 2008 5:03 am

    Welcome to the Warriors George Daily-Lyles!

    Great news on the recruiting front–UH sure has gotten good commits at LB and DE! ST mentions that UH is going after many other key defensive players, which is nice…but I would think that they are also recruiting hard for the OL position due to the roster numbers now.

  31. Garret September 30, 2008 5:05 am

    Fresno Bee article on the Warriors:

    Hawaii scored 68 points the last time it visited Bulldog Stadium in 2006.

    If this season’s trend stays consistent, the only way 68 points is scored is if the Bulldogs do it.

    “They cause some real problems [for defenses] because they’re not sure what they want to do yet,” Hill said in his Monday morning news conference. “With [former coach June Jones] there, you pretty much knew what you were going to get every time you played against Hawaii. But with this team there are a lot of unknowns.”

  32. Garret September 30, 2008 5:06 am

    Fresno State talks about UH running more.

    “I wouldn’t say they’re relying more on it,” Hill said. “They are very efficient. They’re running the power. They get those box setups where they have more blockers than you have defenders. They run some quick-hitting plays. It’s not just the draw and the shovel pass anymore. You can’t always dictate it by the alignment of the backs. I think their running game is going to give you more problems than it has in the past.”

  33. Garret September 30, 2008 5:07 am

    Anticipating Inoke starting, Fresno State picked their scout team QB to emulate a running threat at QB.

    Freshman Ebahn Feathers, who was known to make plays on the run during his days at Washington High, will be the scout quarterback this week.

    Said Hill, “He’ll give us a workout.”

  34. Garret September 30, 2008 5:09 am

    Feature article on Glanville and Mouse Davis.

    They arrived in the South Park Blocks together just over 19 months ago, fresh off two successful seasons at the University of Hawaii.

    Head coach Jerry Glanville, full of his anecdotes and professional experience as a defensive mastermind, and offensive coordinator Mouse Davis, with his local background and explosive offense.

    When interim athletic director Teri Mariani was searching for candidates, it was Davis who informed her that Glanville had some interest in the job. Returning the favor a couple of weeks later, Davis became the first man hired on Glanville’s coaching staff.

    But 19 months ago, nobody, including the two newly arrived coaches, would have told you that the team they inherited would have a combined record of 4-11.

  35. Garret September 30, 2008 5:11 am

    AP article on the Warriors is not too complimentary. This write (Jaymes Song) gave awesome, positive coverage all of last season.

    The losses are mounting, fans are getting restless and chances of making it to the postseason are quickly vanishing.

    It’s not the start first-year Hawaii coach Greg McMackin wanted, especially with the meat of the Western Athletic Conference schedule coming up starting with No. 22 Fresno State on the road Saturday.

    “The run-and-shoot needs a quarterback and we’ve been scrambling in that position,” McMackin said. “It’s not because we don’t know who to play, it’s just who’s going to be able to play.”

    Three different quarterbacks have started the first four games because of injuries and academic issues and none has played well, or completed an entire game.

    “We turned the ball over last year but we were getting turnovers also and the offense had high-powered guys that could score,” McMackin said. “We’re not doing that at this point, so when we get a turnover, it really hurts us.”

  36. Garret September 30, 2008 5:14 am

    Mack talks about how Inoke started because he got the practice reps. That does make sense….but for those who are saying that Rausch could start, that isn’t really possible if he’s not getting any practice reps.

    Inoke did play well at the start of the Weber State game and for much of the first half against SJSU. Mack talks about how Inoke has to keep himself “up” the entire game…maybe when Inoke’s focus lessens or the adrenaline goes away is when Inoke starts to struggle?

    McMackin said he was pleased with Funaki except for his four turnovers. He went with Funaki instead of Tyler Graunke, who is recovering from a right throwing hand injury, because Funaki took most of the snaps in practice.

    “He made a couple bad decisions with the interceptions,” McMackin said. “He needs to keep himself up the entire the ball game. He needs to be a leader. The players love him.”

  37. Garret September 30, 2008 5:16 am

    Mack talks about how the Warriors are a target because they are WAC champions, which makes sense.

    McMackin said his players have to be disciplined when being baited by opponents.

    “We’re the defending champions. They all want to take a shot at us because we beat them all the last year and the last couple years. But we have to be smarter and tougher than that,” he said. “Those were crucial penalties. They took away first downs. That’s selfish.”

    He has an option to the scuffles.

    “Go do this fighting in the cage-type of thing, but no, that’s not how you play football,” McMackin said. “I’m not going to allow it.”

  38. Garret September 30, 2008 5:17 am

    Mack’s teams have always been known for creating turnovers, both at the college and pro level. Were they not working on this as much this season as his defenses did before?

    While committing six turnovers against the Spartans, Hawaii didn’t get a single takeaway. In its 47-7 loss at Oregon State, Hawaii lost the turnovers battle 3-0.

    McMackin said his defenders, who have been playing well overall, will work in stripping the ball and forcing turnovers.

  39. Garret September 30, 2008 5:20 am

    Feature on Rolo in a Bay Area paper that talks about how he’s not off to a good start at UH.

    AT THE University of Hawaii, the starting quarterback is often seen as some sort of demigod. He is worshipped when things go right, which means passes find their intended target and the Warriors score more touchdowns than there are planes carrying tourists in Honolulu.

    But so far this season, Hawaii’s quarterbacks – four different starters in four games – have been more terribly inconsistent than Tiki statuesque.

    “I’m sure people aren’t really happy. I’m sure there’s some doubters,” he said. “This hurts me as much as anyone. I didn’t lose when I was here (as a quarterback) and winning is something I want to keep going.”

    “It’s been really crazy to be honest,” said Rolovich, who literally charts the progress of each quarterback after each practice and game. “It’s not the standard way you pick a quarterback.”

  40. Loa September 30, 2008 5:59 am

    morning gang!

    i know the 48 hr rule has passed but i just wanted to say that watching the game on tv i noticed an intensity and focus in Inoke’s and Coach Mack’s eyes during the game. i feel bad that the team loss but imagine how these young men felt. they really need our support and encouragement now more then ever as they prepare for their next opponent

    congrats to George and welcome to the Warriors

  41. King Katonk September 30, 2008 6:09 am

    Great news regarding Daily-Lyles, the kid can play. Tsai is right. Let’s keep the Poly Pipeline open. They are a perennial powerhouse in Southern Cal and currently ranked number 2 according to the L.A. Times. They are just loaded with D1 talent.

    Keep the faith Warrior nation. Let’s give the Bulldogs a good fight.

  42. Garret September 30, 2008 6:20 am

    Note in the Fresno Bee about the UH running game.

    The Warriors are averaging 3.6 yards per rush. They averaged 3.8 yards per carry last season through four games.

  43. Bulla September 30, 2008 6:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    Aloha from America, need a fix of some local food, on a journey in Reno to satisfy the cravings, haha.

    Warriors need to regroup, dig deep and see what they got in the pit of their guts. No more talk, no more quotes, no more promises……just time to dig deep and make it happen. Coaches need to play their best athletes, politics are over…..Fresno would like nothing better than to physically dominate us.

    Warriors have what it takes, they just got to put it together as a TEAM and make it work…..


  44. Stretch September 30, 2008 6:52 am


    This article might interest some Tsaikos…..
    *** cough, cough, koakane, cough, cough ***

  45. Stretch September 30, 2008 7:08 am

    Call the Coach tonight, 6pm at the Willows

    Haven’t heard if there will be $1 Heinekens again but either way, I will be there.

  46. ryan September 30, 2008 7:18 am

    Future looks bright for the Warriors. Just finish the season strong and the future will be even brighter

  47. koakane™ September 30, 2008 7:46 am

    Stretch why would I want to know about Pacific history and PBS programs. naaaaaaaaa j/k

    yep saw the article about SHB Ofest and loooking good what like chance up with g and sleeze?

  48. Eagle September 30, 2008 7:51 am

    Good call on Colin Lund, he’s not only a pretty good kicker but he’s a good all-around athlete (WR and soccer player). It’s a benefit to have a kicker who can run and take guys down, if necessary.

    Nice highlight reel from the LB Poly kid, seems to have real good instincts and delivers a good pop for a guy of his size. If you’re a junior playing MLB at LB Poly and making all the defensive calls, you’re a player.

  49. koakane™ September 30, 2008 7:53 am

    morning tsaiko’s everyone have a good day today. take deep breaths inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale
    see day looking betta already.

    off the compound to day socan read blog and lurk a little.

    bulla need you back protecting da natives, going restless after saturday if not just sent the bomber back sure she can settle them down with her Jaeger concoctions.

  50. mctruck September 30, 2008 8:04 am

    What a catch with LB-Lyles!!! I guess all the publicity from our Sugar Bowl team of a year ago did provide dividends. Keep it going gang!!

  51. Stretch September 30, 2008 8:12 am

    $1 Heinekens at Call the Coach tonight!!

  52. koakane™ September 30, 2008 8:13 am

    opps forgot to post this reminder for saturday. not to late to let us know you comming. see steveM website for attendee’s, menu and directions to Murphy’s. Fun time to be had by all.

    October 4 Saturday @ 4pm UH vs Fresno State. Murphy’s is the site. There still seating. Fuud will be ala carte from the menu. If you planning to come please sign up. There might be a buffet but not definite yet. Murphy can accommodate an overflow but probably will be seating away from the main group. So let me know ASAP.</blockquote

    steveM please include Kazz’s name to list. also lopaka43 don’t know how to get a hold of you. please let us know if your interested. mahalo

  53. koakane™ September 30, 2008 8:26 am

    willows dolla heine’s or stay home read, dolla heine’s or bread/crakas, heine’s or finish pepa work, heine’s taste good or stay home so feel good on wed. wow much to think about naaaaaaaaaaaaa
    no brainer stay home so da kekeis no get cheated out of one terrific guy doing his job.

    esme out whooooooooooooooooosh

  54. Stretch September 30, 2008 8:29 am

    koakane – no blame the kids, cut the chain….

  55. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 30, 2008 8:34 am

    Sorry to have missed yesterday’s luncheon and will have to miss the Call The Coach show tonight as well, but tonight we celebrate another victory.

    Congrats to the Wahine for their successful road trip. Looking forward to seeing them on October 10.

    For those of you who wondered how Coach Alan and his kids were able to attend the game the other day – and will be attending others as well – look for the backstory one of these days.

    Off to work – have a good day everyone and eat plenty this evening at the Willows.

    STRETCH: Next week will Na Koa host the Monday luncheon?

  56. tommui September 30, 2008 8:37 am

    POMAI: Not looking for brownie points – just a reminder that if I did not get a postcard, others may have been overlooked.

    Best wishes

  57. KonaGirl September 30, 2008 8:40 am

    Hey Bulla,

    There’s an L&L in Reno…Redfield Promenade
    On S. Virginia between Kitzke and McCarran: 4991 S. Virginia St

    Also, if you’re driving on 80 from Sacramento, stop at Ikeda’s Fruit Stand in Auburn…lot’s of local stuff there!!!

  58. midori7 September 30, 2008 8:41 am

    Great news to start the day!

    Stretch: see you at Call the Coach.

  59. Stretch September 30, 2008 8:54 am

    Koakane – see, even Midori is going to take advantage of the $1 Heine’s.

  60. chawan_cut September 30, 2008 8:57 am

    how come everyone goes to call the coach when i’m not home.
    although thanks to sjmacro and myki the last time for their company.

  61. (Jesse) James September 30, 2008 8:58 am

    Stretch…u sure about the $1 Heinekens…??? If that’s true, it could be my last hurrah before I leave…mwahahahahahaha


    KK – you have a chain too?? MWAHAHAHHAHAHA

  62. Kekoa September 30, 2008 9:21 am

    Kona Girl or Curveball ~ Do they still sell Buffalo burgers at Ikeda’s? Also, lot’s of L&L places in Roseville and Sacramento. Taste better then the ones here because they want to please the expats and capture that no ka bess attitude from homesick Hawaiians.

  63. Kekoa September 30, 2008 9:26 am

    If Heine’s are dollah…den da Primo must be only 10 cents! I better do a walk in EIS today for price check and quality control. Eh! Pahtna…c’mon saddle up!

  64. GRM September 30, 2008 9:31 am

    I’m from Kona too. Did you know that there’s a Kona Girl store in Reno (Plumb Lane- run by a relative)?

  65. Kekoa September 30, 2008 9:32 am

    If we could jump on those Bulldoggies early and put some big numbers on the board, we can empty that stadium. Fresno fans left in droves wen they were behind at the half in ’06. There is no loyalty in Fresno once things start looking bad.

  66. djmitcho September 30, 2008 9:38 am

    Aloha Tsaikos! Wow, it’s been a week since I have lurked or posted. I guess vacations can do that to a person. I will post results from last weeks Fantasy Football league a little later. Hope everyone has a good day.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid September 30, 2008 9:45 am

    Greetings and Blessings Warrior Nation!

    Welcome to da hale, George Daily-Lyles. We look forward to see ya smackin it down for da Warriors!

    Keep up the great recruiting, staff guys!

  68. KonaGirl September 30, 2008 10:01 am

    GRM – Thanks, I did not know that, but next time I’m there, I’ll have to check it out. (My sister lives in Reno)

    Kekoa – not sure about the buffalo burgers at Ikeda’s…the regular burgers are outstanding though. I completely agree with you about mainland L&L’s vs. local ones. The only thing is ours in Kona serves breakfast and I haven’t seen a mainland one yet that does…too bad.

  69. Stretch September 30, 2008 10:03 am

    Does anyone know the schedule for the team this week?? Practices and when the leave for Fresno

  70. Stretch September 30, 2008 10:11 am

    I wonder how long the $1 Henie’s will last once the show is over. With Koakane, Sleez, G-nalo, midori7 and maybe James, it might be a loooong night.

  71. abdullah fataai September 30, 2008 10:12 am

    they leave Thursday for Fresno.

  72. d1shima(tilted) September 30, 2008 10:34 am

    Great Morning All!

    Missed the 1st hour of practice; turns out, it was the ONLY hour of practice!
    Oh well.
    Guess I’ll have to make it up with a good lunch….

    Sounds like a good commit from LB-Poly

  73. Jack Flash September 30, 2008 10:37 am

    When Coach Mack doles out the shoulder roll punishment, what exactly does that mean? Does the player literally roll on the ground, or just walk while rolling his shoulders (like shrugging?)

  74. d1shima(tilted) September 30, 2008 10:40 am

    Jack Flash,
    This ain’t P.E. football!

  75. Mr. Woodcock September 30, 2008 10:54 am

    eh no making fun of P.E. football.

  76. Jack Flash September 30, 2008 10:55 am


  77. (Jesse) James September 30, 2008 10:57 am

    Jack Flash…actual shoulder rolls…like tumbling….

  78. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:00 am

    Kona Girl ~ The L&L in South Sac @ Laguna Creek serves a mean Loco Moco! They also have Portuguese Sausage as a side. Only ting…no moah eggs to order. (tsai!)

  79. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:02 am

    Jack Flash ~ Dey WISH was da kine you described!

  80. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:11 am

    Kono Girl ~ What I meant to say was the egg on top of da Loco Moco only somes as ‘ovah easy’ no other eggs to order for some reason. 2 big Football stadiums are real close by, so you can imagine da crowd. Right next door get on Aloha Sushi restaurant, so it adds to the choices for grinds.

    My nephew Kaipo played music for the owners of L&L for his Grand Opening week, and the lines were out da door and around the shopping center. Average wait time was more than for a Disneyland ride! Needless to say, the peeps didn’t mind because the food was ono, and so was da music!

  81. Stretch September 30, 2008 11:11 am

    d1 – I didn’t know they had a plumbing store at Lower Campus??!!??

  82. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:13 am

    somes=comes…on=one…ho dis portagee transcription machine!

  83. Da Punchbowl Kid September 30, 2008 11:16 am


    Think of a “roll out” in Judo. Repeat a gazillion times. Ouch!

  84. Jack Flash September 30, 2008 11:18 am

    Rajah- Make ’em roll in da mud!
    Coach Tomey got away with a win from us. I guess its payback for us stealing that win away from him last year. Pat Hill is correct in assuming that this upcoming game will not be easy. The Warriors are hungry for a win. Just play smart, limit the mistakes, and the rest will take care of itself. I do believe our Defense can out-physical their offense.

  85. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:21 am

    Jack…and it’s always more fun in uniform, with all the encouragement from your ‘mates yelling for 10 more!

  86. Jack Flash September 30, 2008 11:25 am

    I can just picture it now… funny!
    Kekoa- did Duffer get his 2nd place prize from the Tsaikogate yet?

  87. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:28 am

    All the more reason to make “Jumping Jack Flash!” and get on ’em quick! Focus on Fresno! Nothing else matters right now.

    Pauoa Boy ~ RELOAD your armament systems for Ronnie and Rob25 to represent you with since you are on a mission of mercy.

    brew808 ~ Bring in the air cover with gatlin guns blazing! Chase the bullpups out of their own stadium and send ’em to da pound!!

    This is battle, we must respond!

  88. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:45 am

    Jack ~ Not yet!…Al will take it over wen he makes his weekly migration to the “Dark Side.”

    Won’t Duffer be surprised! Ha!…next thing ya know he’s going to expect an award at every function only he’ll want it presented to him at the SSC by JD during a VB match!…Bwhahahaha!

  89. Stretch September 30, 2008 11:46 am

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game on Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event.

    If we can get a group of at least 20 people, the cost for tickets will be $8 each for adults and $3 for under 18.

    If anyone is interested in attending the game, please send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo and I will send the details as soon as they are worked out.

    Deadline is this Thursday Oct 2 evening. Count needs to be put in on Friday.

  90. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:56 am

    Wow! The Dow has bounced back 2/3rds of the way @ +485.21! and the NASDAQ +98.61 Even the S&P’s are up over 5%!

    Surely the Warriors can bounce back as well!

  91. GRM September 30, 2008 12:17 pm

    My late sister used to live in Sparks. Her kids still live there, brother-in-law moved back to Kona.

  92. Garret September 30, 2008 12:24 pm

    CBS Sportsline has their Bottom 10, and Washington State is #7:

    When Time Ran Out- 1980 Thank God time did finally run out in the Oregon/Wazzou game. The Ducks scored faster than David Duchovny in a morgue. Wazzou surrendered 9 touchdowns and 507 yards to Oregon. They have been thumped by every major college team they have played, and there lone victory came against an FCS school. Don’t worry Cougar fans, your game was just like a Michael Moore movie, nobody saw it anyway. Hopefully next week, they play the gem of a match up with UCLA with a continual clock.

  93. Kekoa September 30, 2008 12:25 pm

    Stretch ~ I’m in for the VB game on the 10th for 2 tickees! (Is under 18 applied in inches for Homey?)

  94. Garret September 30, 2008 12:25 pm

    ESPN has a different Bottom 10, and Washington State is #6 on their list.

    “Countin’ on a Miracle”: That’s about all the Cougars can hope for. Washington State has been outscored 129-17 in its two Pac-10 games. It does play Washington on Nov. 22!

  95. Ronnie September 30, 2008 12:34 pm

    Rob25 – If you’re lurking… Did you get the email I sent you about the car rental to Fresno?

  96. whitey September 30, 2008 12:38 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos. Not much too say after being delayed 15 hrs in Vegas and reaching home after 30 hrs on Hawaiian Air. Didn’t have a chance to get together with the Vegas gang cause had some serious business. Didn’t get to see UH cause none of the casino had it. Reading about the game and comments it seems that the warriors have a most serious problem with discipline and personal egos. I still don’t understand the qb situation, Rausch was #1, hurt his arm and goes down on the chart to #4. Alexander is #1 at Florida, gets demoted to #3 and never plays again. Grauke is #1, hurts his hand and goes to #2. Inoke has a concussion and remains #1. I have a hard time understanding this situation with the qb’s. IMHO, on the surface this looks very much like JJ and thought that all would be given a chance once they recovered from their injury. Going to rest to catch up with lost time compliments of Hawaiian Air.

  97. A-House September 30, 2008 12:47 pm


    that’s really sad about your delay – hope HAL responded in kind by giving you guys “gravey” because of all the time lost – free tickets or coupons, free meals with hotel rooms, etc.

    got us worried as our next trip will be onboard HAL – YIKES!!!!!!

    hope you found “wonderous treasures” before the mishap.

    was Kodiak Island a better fishing ground?

  98. koakane iPhone September 30, 2008 12:48 pm

    Midori going aw’ryte beer’s on her, stretch and g

  99. John September 30, 2008 12:57 pm

    It took over 10 years for June Jones to built this football program. It took 1 year for this program to start from the beginning. As a football fan I dont see good things in the future for this program. As a community we will suffer. Thank you for last year season. Can the people of Hawaii still come out and support this football program? I’m not even from here but I will…

  100. g-nalo September 30, 2008 1:00 pm

    Great to see some familiar and UH-pride-fillled individuals at my first Na Koa Luncheon.

    good afternoon all!

    yeah good to see you too Kazz, hopefully we can attend more of these luncheons? the insights are great and Rich Miano is getting better with his ‘jokes’.

    also good to see Myki, SJmacro, and Pride. did make a quick hello to you Mr. Tsai outside Willows………sorry if i startled you?

  101. g-nalo September 30, 2008 1:05 pm

    Midori going aw’ryte beer’s on her, stretch and g

    $1 Hein’s??? ok i’ll buy except for Koakane, his bill STILL too big. Midori and Stretch can split that one. 🙂

  102. WarriorMojo September 30, 2008 1:08 pm

    Things that make you shake your head and scream “ARRGH!”:

    Al Davis fires Lane Kiffin “for cause” and promotes O-line coach (former Idaho head coach) Tom Cable.

    The Bengals sign Cedric Benson. Is being a jackass a requirement to play for that team?

  103. Stretch September 30, 2008 1:19 pm

    September 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    It took over 10 years for June Jones to built this football program. It took 1 year for this program to start from the beginning. As a football fan I dont see good things in the future for this program. As a community we will suffer. Thank you for last year season. Can the people of Hawaii still come out and support this football program? I’m not even from here but I will…

    Why do you think June left?? He knew the cupboard was bare. Even with JJ here, we would be struggling offensively. I think Coach Mack is doing things right with recruiting to build for the future.

  104. g-nalo September 30, 2008 1:29 pm

    oh sorry Jason, good to see you too at Willows.

  105. Rich2176 September 30, 2008 1:30 pm

    The identity of Warrior Football the past 2 years was the offense. We may never see another Warrior team with as much offensive power. It’s done, we loved the insane amount of scoring and yards per game, now it’s time to move on and support the new identity – the Defense. The D is the only hope we have to saving the season while the QB situation gets worked out and the RBs get healthy. This last game showed much improvement on the O side of the ball, but the execution wasn’t consistant and of course penalties and turnovers…

    I expect an upset of Fresno State this week and glad I’ll be there to witness it. (I also told my buddy that USC was going down last week and he laughed at me.)

  106. whitey September 30, 2008 1:30 pm

    A House. This delay by HA is the longest I have had with them, but someone in flight control will have to do some explaining. Our flight came into LAS with engine problem which was diagnosed as a fuel pump problem and needed to be replaced. Plane, HA flight 18, arrived on time, 11:40pm. Mechanics were called and they diagnosed the problem. Fuel pump was available in Los Angeles, but Hawaiian could not put them on any domestic carrier because it was considered hazardous material. HA solution was to deliver the part via auto/truck to Vegas which took over 4 hours. We were to leave at 10:30 am Monday, but due to plane still being a mechanical, HA decided to clean and fuel flight 18 and use it to take us home at 1:30 am. Got to HNL around 5 am, then on interisland and arrived home around 7 am. Whooooooeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  107. lopaka43 September 30, 2008 1:30 pm

    Aloha, Tsaikos!!
    My ohana had a great time at the Tsaiko-gate and raved about how welcoming the group was. Thanks to all of you for your aloha.


    I will be coming to Murphy’s on Saturday. Please add my name to the list. Thanks!

    Back to lurking.
    Go Warriors!

  108. Stretch September 30, 2008 1:35 pm

    Hey whitey – I seen a bunch of people coming from the LV flight at the airport this morning. Too bad I never know you was there, I would have hunted you down.

  109. whitey September 30, 2008 1:40 pm

    A House, because we used plane assigned to HA flight 17, 2:30 am departure, they got delayed, but came home on our plane which was repaired. They left Vegas at 6:44 am and arrived home at 9:54 am, about 4 hr delay.

    Fishing was ave for our group at Kodiak. Better than Prince of Wales.

  110. whitey September 30, 2008 1:45 pm

    Stretch, my man, thanks.

    Along the discipline line, watched last night’s game between Pitt and Balt and lo and behold, the ravens had the game under control, then one of their lb decides to get a major penalty, personal foul, and cost the raven’s the game. Sounds like a similar scenerio at UH.

  111. Stretch September 30, 2008 1:47 pm

    whitey – re: Balt LB – that’s exactly what I said when watching the game.

  112. whitey September 30, 2008 1:47 pm

    A House, forgot to ask, but when you going to Vegas?

  113. whitey September 30, 2008 1:52 pm

    Stretch, the other major thing that stands out is the poor tackling which permeates football. UH is no exception!! Big Ben escaped and was able to make plays because of poor tackling, but I guess players don’t know how or do not practice it at all. Sounds familiar?????

  114. (Jesse) James September 30, 2008 1:59 pm

    I’ll take that penalty because I’m a Steelers fan….

    whitey – you’re correct about tackling technique. I’ve noticed that many players today (over the past several years actually) don’t do the kind of things I was taught, like wrapping up the guy with the ball. Many just go for the hardest, most jolting hit they can deliver. Seems like all they’re trying to do is get on the highlight reels of ESPN….

  115. madeinhawaii September 30, 2008 2:01 pm

    # Rich2176:
    September 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    The identity of Warrior Football the past 2 years was the offense. We may never see another Warrior team with as much offensive power. It’s done, we loved the insane amount of scoring and yards per game, now it’s time to move on and support the new identity – the Defense. The D is the only hope we have to saving the season while the QB situation gets worked out and the RBs get healthy. This last game showed much improvement on the O side of the ball, but the execution wasn’t consistant and of course penalties and turnovers…

    I expect an upset of Fresno State this week and glad I’ll be there to witness it. (I also told my buddy that USC was going down last week and he laughed at me.)

    Rich… I beg to differ. I think with the improving defense we will once again see the same kind of magic but with a twist. The Defense will consistently hold the opponent to 4 downs and get the ball back or get it back via forced fumbles and interceptions. That will give the offense many more opportunities to score and more opportunities mean more repetition which will ultimately lead to one heck of a Offense.

    Maybe not this year but in a couple of years. We just need a solid corps of quarterback and receivers. Maybe not a Colt Brennan — Bess — Mullen — Rivers combo but one close in making reads, being on the same page and delivering the ball. Who knows? We might even get one that can run AND shoot.

  116. Jayson September 30, 2008 2:18 pm

    Just saw a very good feature on Brian Kajiyama on ESPN E:60. If you didn’t get a chance to see it I think they will be replaying it later on tonight.

  117. BigWave96744 September 30, 2008 2:22 pm

    Happy 20th Birthday to #56, RS Freshman Center Matagisila “Sila” Lefiti, from Mater Dei High via Leone HS in American Samoa…

  118. whitey September 30, 2008 2:22 pm

    JJames, thanks. Maybe it is because the coaches don’t know how or are not agile because of age, that it is not taught. I like you remember that when playing tackle tootball, wrapped the legs and player will go down no matter what. Also helps if you watch the hips down and not the shoulders up.

  119. BigWave96744 September 30, 2008 2:32 pm

    Another LB Poly/Rainbow Warriors was Chris Pinkney (recuited by VonAppen in ’97)…

  120. 808flowmaster September 30, 2008 2:49 pm

    I agree with Rich…I think Mack is a great defensive coach, and was instrumental in our two greatest seasons of the June Jones era (the first and last seasons). However, Ron Lee is not the offensive mastermind that June Jones is, and he never will be. Which, honestly, isn’t really a knock on Ron.

    I think you could probably count on one hand the number of college coaches at the same level as June Jones when it comes to play calling and offensive scheme. Also, the Colt-Bess-RGM-Rivers combo with June Jones at the helm was kind of a perfect storm that may never come through Halawa again.

    Doesn’t mean we can’t keep improving on offense and start winning some games though. But the days of being a top 5 offense in the country are gone for now…

  121. Ralph September 30, 2008 3:44 pm

    how come over the last 2 days when I refresh the WB I’m back to Tsai’s post. I’m using google chrome….

  122. koakane™ September 30, 2008 3:48 pm

    # Stretch:
    September 30th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I wonder how long the $1 Henie’s will last once the show is over. With Koakane, Sleez, G-nalo, midori7 and maybe James, it might be a loooong night.

    eh wot not the chain starting to tightening up now

  123. Rob25 September 30, 2008 3:52 pm


    Yes I got the email and made a new reservation. Got a full size instead, it was even cheaper than a mid-size!

    So exactly how many of us are going to be there? Now we don’t have to protect Fresno fans from Pauoa Boy…just us…hahahahahahahahaha!

    Bring it on puppies!

  124. koakane™ September 30, 2008 4:11 pm

    hey hey rob25 can make call coach tonight?

  125. Kekoa September 30, 2008 4:19 pm

    Coach gotta call Rob25 for advice!

    Eh Pahtna get on your hoss, I’m pulling out of the ceded lands in zero five.

  126. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:21 pm

    OK, everybody wake up.
    Time to get busy in here.

  127. koakane™ September 30, 2008 4:22 pm

    g you betta be there

  128. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:22 pm

    Not that it might affect things much, but practices are back to being open.

  129. mctruck September 30, 2008 4:25 pm

    I wish Scoutdotcom does their home work a little better than ST, they gave Lyles just a one-star rating. What-da-scoops??

  130. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:33 pm

    The walk-through in Fresno also will be open to UH fans, I believe.

  131. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:34 pm

    I’ve seen his highlight videos. I think he’s a player.

  132. Rob25 September 30, 2008 4:37 pm

    Don’t think I can make call the coach because I gotta pack for my trip.

  133. Rob25 September 30, 2008 4:40 pm

    Too bad I don’t have a DVD in my rental. Would be fun to drive for four hours listening to us beat Fresno last year and the year before that!

    The hit on Colt alone should be motivation for the boys this year. Ain’t no way we are taking that kind of abuse again!

    Strap it up puppies…you are going down and the Broncos are next!

  134. Kazz September 30, 2008 4:43 pm


    I asked this a few days ago, but I assume that there is nothing in the NCAA rule books about this or there is and it’s hidden away somewhere.

    But we’ve seen the opposing team’s kickers taking as much time as they want on our field before the game and before the start of the second half. In fact, I can recall times when the other team’s kicker was on the field kicking balls while our marching band is on the field trying to perform their halftime show.

    Are there any rules in the books that state when a player can be on the field during pre game and halftime festivities?

  135. 808flowmaster September 30, 2008 4:46 pm

    Mr. Tsai

    I don’t know how much you’ve seen of him in scout team work, but what are your impressions of Steele Jantz? I know on paper (6-3, 205) he sounds like a great QB for the systema and I know he was the Tebow in practice leading up to the Florida game. But other than that, we haven’t heard much about him since he’s not in the top 4.

  136. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:49 pm

    I think Jantz is going to be a good quarterback in the future. He doesn’t have experience yet in this offense because she’s working strictly with the scout team. But he should be good in a couple of years.
    This week, UH is going to decide between Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch as to who will be the No. 2 quarterback.
    But, hey, I tell you Shane Austin looks pretty good as a QB. Don’t count him out next year.

  137. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:51 pm

    They divide up the time equally. So, no, a player shouldn’t be allowed on the field when the other side is doing team drills. But if they’re in individual drills, and not using that side of the field, it’s OK. It would be like if two teams are playing a full-court game at the park, and a guy is shooting when the ball is at the end other end of the court. If they happen to fastbreak the other way, the dude better get out of the way.

  138. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 4:53 pm

    Don’t forget, we’re all going to Table Mountain Casino on Friday night.

  139. ryan September 30, 2008 4:54 pm

    Who do you think has the edge between Rausch and Alexander?

  140. WreckinEyez September 30, 2008 4:55 pm

    The o-line is key in all of this. I am waiting to see “Breaking news, UH receives commitment from top OT”…

  141. curveball September 30, 2008 5:02 pm

    I am good to go on Sat at Murphy’s..bringing Mrs. C

    I am good for practice tomorrow..

  142. wafan September 30, 2008 5:10 pm

    Wow. Slow day.

    Looks we need OL recruits! Where are they hiding?

    News up here is spreading rumors about T. Willingham’s possibly soon departure. Kind of cannot see him leaving at this time — maybe at the end of the year. If at all.

    Way classier guy than the new UCLA head coach, Neuheisel.

    Maybe that is the problem. Willingham does not cheat.

  143. tommui September 30, 2008 5:17 pm

    I understand that Cooke/Ching field work will commence around the 13th and should be pau before Christmas.

    MeiLing: Sorry didn’t get a chance to talk to you today. AL: thanks again for setting up the lunch and I owe you .50 cents!

    Great♠ seeing all of you at the mini-CC today.

  144. SteveM September 30, 2008 5:30 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    September 30th, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    Don’t forget, we’re all going to Table Mountain Casino on Friday night.

    BTW — the Fresno Game Tsai-kos and their plans are listed at:


    I don’t think group comms have not been established as in Oregon and Boise. However, everyone knows someone now so I suggest that BNS & Committed Road Warrior use brew808 as a point of contact for activities since they have not met the others yet. Everyone else (brew, Ronnie, Rich2176, and hwnstln) has met and gone down this road many times before. Kinda neat how it all comes together… 🙂

  145. 808flowmaster September 30, 2008 5:38 pm

    Thanks ST!

  146. d1島: September 30, 2008 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the post re: BrianK. Much speculation on the issue this morning. Good to know things are pono.

  147. d1島: September 30, 2008 5:49 pm


    This week, UH is going to decide between Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch as to who will be the No. 2 quarterback.

    Is Graunke even making the trip?

  148. Stephen Tsai September 30, 2008 5:54 pm

    I think he’s going to make the trip.

  149. wafan September 30, 2008 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the update on BrianK. I figured something was not quite right after watching the video. I just could not see Mack messing with someone in that manner. Looks as if ESPN is still out to get the UH. Sad.

    Received the postcard today. Nice! Thank you Pomai and IB for all of your work. Is anyone taping the ceremony? If so, could I get a tape or DVD? Of course, I will pay you for the disk/tape and shipping!

    Thank you in advance!!!

  150. Kazz September 30, 2008 6:05 pm

    “What Warrior Football Means To Me”

    Some people fit in amongst their peers due to a shared interest. Music, food, professions, and lifestyles. Then there is the wacky world of sports. All kinds of people can share a common interest in sports. People of all kids of ethnicities, economical standings, and professional backgrounds can gather together to watch their favorite team.

    Now usually, after the game is done they will all go their separate ways (if they are not already acquainted with each other before the game) and go on living life.

    Ever since this blog started I have found myself amongst a group of individuals unique in their own right but we are joined by the same passion for University of Hawaii athletics. Never have I seen the kind of initiative and passion displayed for the home team than I have with this group.

    2006 and 2007 were wonderful presents given to us by the “football gods” and 2008 is becoming more of a challenge than any of us had expected. However, the challenge is FAR from over and the story of 2008 has yet to be finished.

    I believe that the fans should do all they can to reflect the team they cheer for. We do not have much in the way of controlling what takes place on the field, but we do have complete control over our support of a program that has given us much to be happy about in the past and no doubt will give us many more memories presently and in the future.

    We MUST maintain our poise, we must never forget what it’s like to win and to boast, we must relish the chance to be humbled as it only makes us stronger, and we MUST always respect our team, our players, our coaches, and our home in which they represent.

    We are individuals and I will never expect us all to think alike on all sorts of issues. However I, for one, refuse to believe that we will start turning on our team and ourselves after a few defeats.

    1-12, 2-11, 3-10, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7, 7-6, 8-5, 9-4, or 10-3, These are the possibilities ladies and gentlemen. Pick one. For whatever you choose is your choice and your respective opinion. However, this team isn’t going away, our beloved University in which we all have had some connection with isn’t going away, and our home will never go away.


    “Pupukahi i holomua”

  151. Kazz September 30, 2008 6:21 pm

    “Coach K” again shows the kind of character that is behind the scenes of our DEFENDING WAC CHAMPIONS.

    Coach K,

    No sweat those ESPN-folk, those Hollywood-types are always looking to create a buzz of controversy for their selfish purposes.

    You need not explain matters out of your hands, but the fact that you did proves that you are the kind of man most can only dream to be inside.

    Mahalo Mr. Kajiyama.

  152. J-Dog September 30, 2008 6:39 pm

    Coach Mack just mentioned on “Call the Coach” that they are set to offer a senior and possibly 2 junior players from American Samoa.

  153. Kazz September 30, 2008 6:53 pm


    Was the issue of players leaving during the Alma Mater brought up or the fact that many people saw an offensive lineman ignoring Brian Smith while it appeared Coach Smith was trying to instill some discipline?

  154. curveball September 30, 2008 7:04 pm

    I had to work today..just scanned the blog..apparently Funaki is going to start? Is there something wrong with Graunke? did I miss something? did the coaches look at the tapes?…..

  155. Kekoa (iPhone) September 30, 2008 7:08 pm

    Jesse the James won a prize at the Willows. I’ m not leaving ’till I win the car!

    The show just ended. I wait…

  156. Garret September 30, 2008 7:20 pm


    Thank you for the update with Brian K. I did notice that Brian did not deny/retract anything that was said, but that he understandably is upset with the slant that ESPN took with the story.

  157. BillB September 30, 2008 7:22 pm

    SteveM, thanks for your message & welcome again. I will take your suggestion as the fka “Bill”.

    Another local kicker to take a look at as possibly an invited walkon is the Puckett kid from Aiea HS. Strong leg & accurate, with kicking camp instruction and weight room work he got a lot of upside. I think he also plays WR but not too outstanding there. Is a fierce & skilled defender in soccer, got a great shot at 1st team OIA selection.

  158. Garret September 30, 2008 7:22 pm

    The Na Koa lunch report is now being hosted on the Na Koa website instead of SportsHawaii. The report is excellent of course, and I suggest everyone who wasn’t there to check it out. I don’t feel like I should excerpt any of the article, it is best if those interested go to Na Koa’s website.

  159. Garret September 30, 2008 7:25 pm


    Welcome to the blog and thank you for the excellent punter suggestions! UH will need a punter for next season and in a perfect world they would find someone who wants to walk on due to the limited scholarships available. Maybe after a year UH could free up a scholarship, but the 2009 recruiting season will have a scholarship crunch with the various needs of the team.

  160. Kazz September 30, 2008 7:25 pm

    Kekoa (iPhone):

    September 30th, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    Jesse the James won a prize at the Willows. I’ m not leaving ’till I win the car!

    The show just ended. I wait…

    For a second I thought James won a prize and it was a bunch of “pillows”.

  161. chawan_cut September 30, 2008 7:30 pm

    tonight’s news

  162. Kekoa (iPhone) September 30, 2008 7:30 pm

    ….and I wait!

  163. Garret September 30, 2008 7:30 pm

    I remember past seasons when people were comparing UH’s Colt with Texas’ Colt McCoy. Colt Brennan was the far superior QB, in my opinion, and I’ve watched almost all of Colt McCoy’s college games. Interesting to see how Colt McCoy is getting more Heisman interest from the voters early this season than Colt Brennan got early last season.

    Texas quarterback Colt McCoy is getting lots of Heisman attention.

    He’s currently in fourth place in the weekly Heisman rankings conducted by the Orlando Sentinel, which polls 10 trophy voters.

    McCoy was third in the Rocky Mountain News poll released Monday.

    Both polls love Big 12 Conference quarterbacks, with Missouri’s Chase Daniel and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford atop both rankings.

  164. Kekoa (iPhone) September 30, 2008 7:32 pm

    Tables are being cleared…last call made…I wait.

  165. FloridaTed September 30, 2008 7:34 pm

    Kazz (150),

    Great thoughts and and a good read. I looked in Thessaurus and I’ve found this : Kazz = ideal fan.

  166. d1島: September 30, 2008 7:38 pm


    Isn’t $1 Heine Night enuf of a gift?

  167. chawan_cut September 30, 2008 7:40 pm


  168. Sam September 30, 2008 7:53 pm

    Greg Alexander should be on the field to help UH get back in the game.

  169. BillB September 30, 2008 8:00 pm

    Garret, mahalo for the greeting. To clarify he is a placekicker for sure and I do not know if he punts.

    If the Lund kid walked on at NMSU, that means he would have to sit out a year if he transfers. I only saw both of these guys kick on T.V. In my opinion, comparing both as untrained in field goal kicking (meaning no formal coaching and/or kicking camp), the Puckett kid from Aiea looks more natural & fluid. But as I said my view was only via the tube.

    Both are really good soccer players with strong legs, Lund was more of a scorer on the offensive side compared to Puckett as a defender. Both really good athletically too!

  170. FloridaTed September 30, 2008 8:02 pm


    Thanks for the news clips, I’m lways looking for them.

  171. lab rat September 30, 2008 8:38 pm

    Who is the defensive tackle on that Cal Poly team. Looks like a player.

  172. Garret September 30, 2008 8:51 pm


    Thank you for the clarification. If you are talking about placekickers, UH already has Symonds with the team who has walked on and should be a freshman next year (unless he is needed this season). So, they don’t need a scholarship to use on a placekicker and they probably won’t go after another placekicker. However, UH does need a punter for next season.

    Looking at athletic soccer players is an excellent thing to do for kickers!

  173. Garret September 30, 2008 8:52 pm

    The ESPN E:60 segment on Brian K is no longer at the link that I posted about a couple of days ago. Does anyone know where that could be found on the web now?

  174. Garret September 30, 2008 9:00 pm

    Wow, I had almost 1.5 hours between posts because a bunch of companies decided to e-mail me stuff that I had to respond to…but it was easy to catch up with the blog because things are slow now. I guess I’ll do the free play links early since things are slow…

  175. Garret September 30, 2008 9:01 pm

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

    Pretty interesting way that this woman tried to get a nanny–she advertised on Craigslist that her kids were a “pain in the …” and she warned that she worked from home and was difficult to get along with. That couple had more than 10 nannies before this!


  176. Garret September 30, 2008 9:02 pm

    It is amazing to me that Universities have found that they get MORE applications when they raise their tuition–families seem to think that high prices mean better quality. Would people think that UH was a better school if it cost more to go there? The extra money could fix a lot of the problems with facilities, so if applications would increase at an increased tuition level, that could be something that UH might have to think about.

  177. Garret September 30, 2008 9:03 pm

    Wow, after the big debate over whether or not there is water on Mars, the Phoenix just spotted SNOW falling on Mars!

  178. Garret September 30, 2008 9:04 pm

    Oil shale deposits actually exceed Saudia Arabia’s oil reserves! One example is the *trillion* barrels of oil in the Green River Formation (Colorada/Wyoming/Utah). New processes may make it economical to retrieve that oil, which would be great for the US! I guess that would mean there would be a lot more rich folks in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, which would be good for those schools too…

  179. Garret September 30, 2008 9:04 pm

    Yuk…BYU study found that cell phones contain more germs than toilet seats!

  180. Garret September 30, 2008 9:04 pm

    Free play links pau.

  181. bighilofan2 September 30, 2008 9:06 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere!

    Stretch, I agree that this should be a rebuilding year.

    An I no like say much about our QB merry-go-round.
    Might as well blame the moon.

    At least we can look to the good news about the Ching Cooke Field Fix. And most of all,

    a big hello to all our Warriors! Go get da dawgs!

    I got faith in you, guyz!

    Go Warriors!

  182. bighilofan2 September 30, 2008 9:10 pm


    got the email. count me in too. Good job!

  183. bighilofan2 September 30, 2008 9:16 pm

    His ma told me that Daniel Iopa, Keaau HS senior, got calls yesterday from Oregon State and Northern Colorado. He’s legit 5’ll” 250 lbs, plays OT, DE, DT and GPA is 3.3+. He lost @25 lbs this year because he wanted to play RB. very fit.
    He wants to be a Warrior; he definitely wants to go to college and play football. His ma said he was speechless.

    Tony Tuioti,

    I hope you’re reading this.

  184. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 30, 2008 9:17 pm

    hey tsaikos,

    it was nice to see so many of you at coach show. many of you didnt recognize me but i remember stretch, jason, koakane, james (congrats on the winning ticket) midori, and a bunch more whom names escape me at this time (myy baaad)

    anyway that was a great show. good to see mcmackin in good spirits…always positive. get ready for fresno.

    go warriors!

  185. Garret September 30, 2008 9:18 pm

    George Daily-Lyles is part of an *excellent* D at Long Beach Poly.

    Poly allowed only 119 points in 14 games while going 13-1 and winning the championship in the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division, the section’s toughest division, last season. The Jackrabbits allowed just 8.5 points per game.

    This year, Poly (3-0) has given up nine points in three games – an average of three per game. And again, this has come against stiff competition. The Jackrabbits defeated defending national champion Northwestern of Miami in Miami, 29-7; Newport Harbor, 26-2; and Carson, 14-0.

  186. Garret September 30, 2008 9:19 pm

    I like the goals that the Poly D has…and like even more that they have been able to reaching those goals!

    “A lot of guys are back from last year’s team and they have a lot of experience. They are older and they have the same coaching staff and they have certain goals they are trying to set.”

    And those goals are?

    “Don’t let anybody score,” Lara said, “and try to create as many turnovers as possible.”

  187. d1島: September 30, 2008 9:29 pm

    …and the winner is…










    Oh well. Here put ’em back in the box fo’ next time….



  188. BillB September 30, 2008 9:29 pm

    Garret, that’s why I mentioned him as an invited walkon. No scholarship count ding and nothing makes one better than competition. What better position to feel the heat than at kicker where the game could always be on the line.

  189. bighilofan2 September 30, 2008 9:37 pm

    And when you get here, we’ll be yelling

    “Welcome to Hawaii,

    George Daily-Lyles! ”

    Go Warriors!

  190. Jason September 30, 2008 9:48 pm

    Kazz: I think it was (Big Wave) Dave from Kāne‘ohe who brought up the alma mater fiasco early on. Mack said it was completely his fault — with one minute left and the loss at hand, he said he wanted to be able to talk to the players and coaches soon after the game was pau, so he told them to go into the locker room. In the heat of the moment, he said he didn’t even think about the alma mater, and that from now on, they will all stay out there to honor the school. Mack was very apologetic, and he sounded very sincere.

    Didn’t get to mention Kia, though.

    addahknowjoe: I’m sorry, I just wanted to clarify what I meant when we were talking about your question. It’s not that I deny there are problems, but I don’t think it has to do with age or inexperience. I think all the coaches are going to have issues as they figure out their roles. I believe it’ll all get ironed out soon enough. I gotta think, even on the most stable, veteran coaching staffs, there is always the possibility of dissent or confusion, so I’m not too worried as long as it doesn’t continue long-term.

  191. Kazz September 30, 2008 9:52 pm


    So it was Aaron Kia that ignored Coach Smith?

    I’m disappointed that any of our guys would do that. 🙁

  192. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 30, 2008 9:55 pm

    Glad to see so many Tsaikos went to the Call the Coach show. First time I went a couple of weeks ago, only about 60 people attended in a large room set up for at least 140 people. Next time fo’shua we be there – good way to spend da burpday.

    STRETCH: Can we trade our season ticket seats in at the box office for tickets to sit with the other bracelet donors? Please find out so that we can make the arrangements. Mahalo.

    RE the Brian K segment on E60 – the original click-to did not work for me when I tried it last week – about ten hours after it was posted on this site. Perhaps someone who did see it could summarize what it covered.

    We had fairly good tv coverage on the Falls of Clyde transfer signing. BTW- start saving a quarter – 25 cents – or two or three for the BOB KRAUSS MILLION QUARTERS DRIVE.

    Coach Alan Inaba again sends his thanks to all the Tsaikos supporting his program. His next check will be dropped off Thursday afternoon – should be another $25.

    Back to work – end of fiscal year report due tomorrow.

  193. Jason September 30, 2008 10:08 pm

    Kazz: IDK, nobody brought it up. I thought someone said it was Kia. If not, my apologies.

  194. J-Dog September 30, 2008 10:09 pm

    I also noticed that the E:60 video on Brian Kajiyama is not posted on the ESPN site, although other segments from today’s show is on there. I just missed the 9pm re-air. Anyone have a working link to the video?

  195. al September 30, 2008 10:13 pm

    i’ve been telling folks about the oil shale beds for awhile now. its how canada derives a lot of fuel. so how could they do it economically enoujgh while the US made excuses for years.

    that question should be answered by the bush’s.

  196. Kekoa September 30, 2008 10:17 pm

    D-1 ~ Kinda dark in the room…I guess I’ll have to give up the vigil and accept the fact that even with Jason’s ticket (’cause he doesn’t drive) I’m not going to win the car…the wait is over.

    Koakane rode with me, but left with the *starters* because he knew I wasn’t going to cave. Jason hung in there with me to the end.

  197. A-House September 30, 2008 10:22 pm

    Brian K:

    Thank you for the disclaimer.

    Mrs A-House and I watched the entire segment and could only feel pride that you are one of us who cares so much about UH and the football program.

    It was truly a wonderful story of your life.

    We met you and your Mom when she used to drop you off at Pali Preschool where MasaBoy spent his pre-school days.

  198. Jason September 30, 2008 10:23 pm

    So, the guy from ESPN 1420 is passing out these car-shaped cards advertising Audi, which is a sponsor of Call the Coach. The guy passing them out asks me, “Are you 18 (yet)?” After I answer in the affirmative, I told Kekoa, “Yeah, doesn’t matter anyways, since I don’t drive.” 😛

  199. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 30, 2008 10:31 pm


    i see where your coming from regarding the age issue. however i feel that because the age of some of the coaches, i.e. rolovich are so close to the players, they see them more as peers than anything else…more so with the lack of experience at the div 1..or even div 1-aa for that matter. i think its more human nature that people will feel unsettled by someone telling you what to do when a) you just got here w/o the expertise and b) you are only a few years my senior. is it wrong to think that way? yeah probably is…can you fault them IF THIS IS THE CASE…stressing if here…probably not. just the way many people would feel too.

    frankly..do some of the coaches have the necessary experience? i dont know…probably too early to tell. but this question is definitely worth discussing.

  200. jm2375 September 30, 2008 10:33 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Finally! Got a new HD TV to replace the nearly 20 yr old TV. Now we gotta get better cables, thinking about getting satellite and perhaps a PS3 for blu-ray. As for right now, at least the picture doesn’t “bleed” and is pretty clear. I’m loving it. 😀

    So how was da pho today?

  201. madeinhawaii September 30, 2008 10:41 pm

    Does a person need specific experience in a position to be an effective coach of that position? I’m not so sure that this is always the case. A good coach of a sport should be able to translate what they learn into teachable strategies and techniques even though they may never have played that particular position or been in that particular situation.

    But students will always challenge their new teachers, some more confrontationally than others. It’s simply the way things are between student and teacher. Anyone who’s ever taught intermediate and highschool will probably atest to this. The young coaches will find their way to lead with the respect of their players and define the line between player and coach.

  202. Jason September 30, 2008 10:49 pm

    IWWTHM: I can see what you mean. The Math Team kids I coach aren’t that much younger than me, from 3-7 years younger. Sometimes, there is a semi-peer relationship, but for the most part, I think there’s a clear line. Then again, that’s high school vs. college …

    * * *

    So I’m reading through uhwarriors’ Nā Koa recap, and a few things I wanted to add:

    We use a “loose huddle” on defense with all the players looking at the defensive signals from the sidelines. That way there is no miscommunication in the huddle. The defensive backs also don’t have to run into and out of a huddle.

    This was in response to a question about why the players on defense for UH always seem to be looking at the sideline while the opposing offense is already set. Well, Miano explained that what teams are doing is just lining up at the line of scrimmage, then waiting to see what the defense is lining up in. The QB gets the team set and starts with his cadence — “Set, hut, hut,” for example — then the players on offense look at their sideline collectively to get the play that is signaled in. That way, the coaches over there look at what the defense aligns in, then calls a play that should best attack that defensive play. So in response to that, the UH defenders try not to set until the last possible moment.

    They used a lot of man coverage against San Jose State. Coach Miano feels this group of corners is the best he has had and they felt they matched up well against the San Jose State receivers. This allowed them to use a variety of blitzes.

    Whoo hoo, this comment was in response to my question. Miano had mentioned earlier that they used more man coverage in this game, and I asked him why and if they would continue doing that in the future. (After all, I am a Jim Johnson disciple.) I don’t want to give away what Miano said, but I liked what he said about the quality of our corners.

  203. Stretch September 30, 2008 10:52 pm

    The Tsaikos represented well tonight at the Call the Coach. I wonder if the $1 Heine’s had anything to do with it. Met a new Lurker who will post tomorrow morning.

    I get one headache so time for me so sleep.

  204. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 30, 2008 10:53 pm


    does a person need specific expereience in a position to be an effective coach of that position?…i would say absolutely not. im sure there are many told and untold stories of instances where this is simply not true. however i dont think that i would be stepping out on a limb to say that it never hurts and in the overwhelming majority of cases experiences counts for a heck of a lot…hence a masters or phd may put you on a radar for a job…but your experience is what employers are looking at (on the job training i guess). not speaking about coaching but in anything, if it were me to form a team of leaders i would weigh heavily on proven experience…im just someone who tends to play by the numbers if you will.

    by no means do i mean to say that the younger coaches cant coach now nor can they adjust if they are unable to at the moment. i am simply saying that experience is very very important and shouldnt be overlooked so easily. its still young in the season…i will support the warriors and the staff and give them a fair shot at turning this into a great team.

    go warriors!

  205. Kekoa September 30, 2008 10:57 pm

    Actually the highlight of the nite was when Coach Mack found out that Pops had to go off to fight in WWII and therefore had 4 years of eligibility left. He is shown here in this photo signing a recruiting letter. Pops will be working out with the receivers at practice in the morning. 😎


  206. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 30, 2008 10:59 pm

    i might also add that i am pretty sure that almost no coach was born a great coach…it was through chances given to them by other coaches, teams, administration or whomever that helped them to evolve and become the great coach that they are. this may be the time and place where these coaches can become great leaders and add to the richness and success of our team and school. i don’t leave any possibility out of the discussion. anything can happen

  207. Stretch September 30, 2008 11:02 pm

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game on Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event.

    If we can get a group of at least 20 people, the cost for tickets will be $8 each for adults and $3 for under 18.

    If anyone is interested in attending the game, please send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo and I will send the details as soon as they are worked out.

    Deadline is this Thursday Oct 2 evening. Count needs to be put in Friday.

  208. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:06 pm

    jm2375 ~ I’ll be bringing the coco puffs over to your house so we can all watch the Fresno game on your new HDTV together!
    Ya hootie!

  209. Long Time UH Fan September 30, 2008 11:09 pm

    Interstingly, the same argument is being made for President and VP candidates…Experience.

  210. Long Time UH Fan September 30, 2008 11:10 pm


    Nice pic of Pops and Coach Mack! Thanks for sharing…

  211. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:16 pm

    Thanks LTUF ~ All this activity is good for Papa. His increased ability to get out and do stuff with me and the Tsaiko ohana has added to his quality of life.

  212. Heinekenhealer September 30, 2008 11:25 pm

    I’m a long time lurker and tonight was my first Call the Coach Show at Willows and I was fortunate to have sat by some Tsaikos. I met Koakane, Jessie James, g-nalo, Stretch, Jason, Stanford (sometimes lurker) and I’m sorry if I forgot anyone. My wife wants to thank the Tsaiko that bought her a drink.

    I want to encourage any lurker out there to come out and join the Tsaikos and support the warriors.

    The Tsaikos are a great bunch and we are looking forward in meeting other Tsaikos. My wife is from Japan and doesn’t speak english that well but she had a great time. She can’t wait for the next get together.

    I want to thank Koakane for encouraging me to post and giving me my name Heineken. But since I don’t drink alcohol I decided to modify my name to HeinekenHealer.

  213. Jason September 30, 2008 11:31 pm

    Aloha Heinekenhealer! It was nice meeting you tonight.

  214. Kekoa September 30, 2008 11:38 pm

    Welcome to the Tsaiko Ohana Heinekenhealer!

    That would be me bringing the extra green bottles over for human consumption. Did you notice how eager the others were to latch onto those greenies?

    I’m glad they allowed your wife to have one! She’s one of the lucky ones, she lived to tell about it.

  215. Heinekenhealer October 1, 2008 12:01 am


    I want to thank you again for your generosity and I’m sorry I didn’t mention your name.

  216. TChahng [태한민국] October 1, 2008 12:06 am



    September 30th, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    Yuk…BYU study found that cell phones contain more germs than toilet seats!

    Could it be that toilet seats get cleaned more often than cell phones?

  217. jm2375 October 1, 2008 12:08 am

    OK, time to go nene. Hasta manana. Oyasumina-tsai. See ya in about 6 hrs.

  218. al October 1, 2008 12:24 am

    and i might add that pops is quite a shucker.
    i forgot to thank him on saturday.

    thanks pops.

    seriously now, pops, what is your 40 times?
    wr or slotback?

  219. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 1, 2008 1:05 am

    Kekoa- re #205- WooHoo!!!!

    Heinekenhealer- Welcome!!! Glad to see another Tsai-ko emerging from the ether – and another non-alcohol person! (aka- permanent designated driver) 😆
    Hope to meet you and your wife at a T-Gate soon!

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 1, 2008 1:36 am

    I know we joke a lot about “giving da slippah” but this office prank vid really shows people getting da slippah for their joke!!!

    Nitey nite and Sweet Fresno Dreams!

  221. Loa October 1, 2008 4:52 am

    morning gang!

    looks like its going to be another beautiful day in Hawaii nei

  222. Stretch October 1, 2008 5:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    HeinekenHealer – What a way to start the morning!! Thanks for posting. It’s always good to have lurkers turn to regulars. See you around soon.

  223. Garret October 1, 2008 5:23 am

    So, from the papers it looks like 5 of the 6 doing punishment rolls yesterday were identified:


    Having Tyler and Rausch doing punishment crawls says that 2 of the top QB candidates were late for team functions…not good for a leadership position for the team.

  224. Loa October 1, 2008 5:53 am

    Stretch – are you getting the practice report today?

    Garret – good to see Coach Mack doesn’t play any favorites when it comes to team rules

  225. Garret October 1, 2008 6:01 am

    It is awesome that Ed Gunther compiled the conference vs. conference stats for the last 10 years. I expected that the SEC would come out #1, but it turns out that the Pac-10 did the best vs. other BCS conferences over the past 10 years.

    Ed recently compared conference vs. conference records, including bowl games, from 1998-2007. By percentage, the Pacific 10 won 54.5% of its games against BCS opponents. Here is the breakdown:

    Pacific 10: 54.5%
    Southeastern: 50.8%
    Big Ten: 50.5%
    Atlantic Coast: 50%
    Big 12: 48.8%
    Big East: 45.9%

  226. Garret October 1, 2008 6:02 am


    I agree that it is good that Mack doesn’t play favorites with his discipline.

  227. d1島: October 1, 2008 6:28 am

    Great Morning All.

    Too bad I missed out on a great Call the Coach although I was listening in.
    Good to hear comments from Coach backing up his staff.

    Welcome to the Tsaiko Ohana. Look forward to meeting you soon.

    No wonder you nevah win. I tink get rules against family members of da playahs getting prizes!
    btw, tanks fo’ providing the visual evidence of the Tsaikos taking advantage of $1 Heineken’s! That was undoubtedly one factor in the boost in live attendance. Now, if they had the Heineken girls there as well… 😉


  228. Stretch October 1, 2008 6:57 am

    Loa – I hope to get the practice reports today. If ST calls me then I’ll post the updates.

  229. Stretch October 1, 2008 7:01 am

    I wonder what happened to all the Tsaikos who went to the Call the Coach show last night?? Some of them are still MIA this morning….

    midori7 made me proud last night and now she will have to change her name to Heineken1.5. (1.5 for the amount of Heinekens she drank.)

  230. Postmanke October 1, 2008 7:03 am

    After watching he E-60 segment on Brian I wonder if there is any animosity between Reinbold and McMackin? If ESPN wanted to portray Mac as a J-Ass they did just that.

    Wonder who sent the lead for the story…

  231. Stretch October 1, 2008 7:13 am

    Is that Kajiyama segment viewable on the net??

  232. bighilofan2 October 1, 2008 7:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    I am glad that Coach Mack vocally stands up for his coaches, and that he took the hit for some of the team running off the field.


    go coach em, kid. and i get advice fo you cuz you get chance fo make a difference for all us, set da tone from now on. get in Rich’s face, for cryssake. he got a talented bunch of db in his corral, but the level of respect they give him, I dunno.

    I watched Mouton last spring practice tell him he no need go school, only thing is football. I saw Miano not say anything when Mouton ran off his mouth in front of everybody.

    If you don’t slam the opponent to the ground, you don’t get the opponent’s attention. The coaches are acting like the players are their friends. To push the guyz to the top, you gotta get physical.

    an as Rich leads, so do da odda coaches. He supposed to be da boss man. He bleeds Warrior green. We all know that.

    And day gotta know where we coming from. We like them be successful. And what does that mean?
    We all know what that means…

    I’d like to see him get to the promised land sooner than later. 😀 Go help him samoa, Jason.

    Go Warriors.

  233. ragavibe October 1, 2008 7:22 am

    good piece by espn on Kajiyama. still don’t understand why the coaching staff didn’t leave him in the same position from last season. the info that he was preparing for the team apparently served them well. agreed-coach mac didn’t come out of this piece smelling like roses.

  234. chawan_cut October 1, 2008 7:25 am


    thanks for your thanks!

    man, i’m not used to fog. how does it get thicker as the day goes on? isn’t it supposed to burn off?

  235. Bulla October 1, 2008 7:30 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    looks like estes, kia, and ginlack had to pay the price. hopefully they have learned how to act on the field, so costly for their errors in judgement.

    Warriors have to go and get the job done, if the don’t come together as one unit before they leave for fresno, it is going to be ugly.

    have a good day tsaikos!

  236. Nalani October 1, 2008 7:45 am

    Ref: Kajiyama piece, as a person in the public eye, I can tell you that things do get distorted quite often in the media. I think Brian’s statement, and what we all know of Coach Mac from the numerous times we’ve heard him and talked w him should speak for itself.

    Don’t put too much weight on this one writer’s story.

  237. Bulla October 1, 2008 7:50 am

    Nalani – well said, it’s all about perception and bad news sells more than good news. sometimes, it’s all about the spin….and in this case, it is what it is.

    Good luck Warriors, if there were ever a crossroads for the team, this would be it. We can salvage the season….but it has to be one team, one mind, one game, one win…..forget the talk about ‘bowl’ games, win a game and then another and then another. the focus should be what is in front of us, now what might be down the road.


  238. Stretch October 1, 2008 7:54 am

    Nalani – thanks for your insight.

    We know about Coach Mack but it’s too bad others who will watch that piece do not. Whatever they hear is what they believe. I just hope that potential recruits will get to know the real Mack.

  239. Garret October 1, 2008 7:58 am


    I agree that the media takes whatever spin it thinks will sell…that is when I posted a couple of days ago after watching the segment that I wished that Mack could have worded his statement about how Brian was never a coach for UH differently. Once they Mack said that in his interview with ESPN, it was not surprising that ESPN would show a segment about how much it meant to Brian to be called coach by the players right before Mack’s quote.

    I’m sure that Mack meant something different when he said coach (position coach, etc.)…but once he said it that gave ESPN a lot of ammo for their segment.

  240. Kelli October 1, 2008 7:58 am


    Yo Jason! You pau with that story or what? Hopefully I remember to talk to the sports editor today about running it next week.

  241. Garret October 1, 2008 8:01 am


    By the way, I’m glad that you never changed your blog name! It is hard to change blog names…I know when I first posted here in 2006 I just wanted to pass along an article after I had lurked since the blog first started. I figured that it was a one-time thing so I didn’t need to think of a cool blog name, but after awhile I realized that I posted under my name enough times that I didn’t want to bother confusing anyone (including me!) by changing it.

    I look forward to watching your son play for the Warriors!

  242. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 8:08 am

    morning to all and especially to oir newest blogger heine-ken oops heinekenhealer. always good to have more fun people aboard welcome to mrs also.

    last night was fun as usual also my kudo’s to Midori 8.5 oh you rock girl!

  243. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 8:15 am


    sorry but finally doors open and sitting at our table w/ kope.

    hope no pass out befoa meeting starts. my work patnah just ask if I wearing new calone. told him it’s called after midnight heinemusk.

  244. Bulla October 1, 2008 8:16 am


    i heard that is a popular cologne, how often do you wear it?

  245. Nalani October 1, 2008 8:17 am

    Good people here. Nice to be part of this ohana.

    Bulla – welcome back. Ryan played good vs UH. I hope he prospers in Weber. Excellent program.

    Garret – shout out to you. We have 5 wonderful years for Kahai to play in this program. He’s learning the calls, working hard, and trying to get bigger and stronger. I’m hopeful we’ll get a few good wins this year and strong seasons to come! I think Coach Mac’s local recruiting efforts will pay big dividends in the future.

    Gotta run. Will check back later…

  246. (Jesse) James October 1, 2008 8:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…whew, had a hard time getting up this morning after the Call the Coach show and the $1 Heinekens….

    Welcome Heinekenhealer…and the Mrs…. Good job posting today and continue to post and come to the various Tsaiko events. Good thing you posted, otherwise Stretch would have called you out…mWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Stretch – Shhhhhh about midori8.5….Mr. and Mrs. A-House may be lurking….mwahahahahaahhaha

    KK – you no more chain eh??

    Okay..gotta pull an Esme…talk later…whoooooosh

  247. Bulla October 1, 2008 8:33 am


    still in america, waiting for the Montana game this saturday. thanks for the props for ryan, he is having a blast and has adjusted well. watching him play at Utah stadium was wild, 49,700 red shirts screaming in the stands…..like sitting with a bunch of rotten ume’s….with no rice to cover them, haha. hawaii boys did good for Utah also, and they have the Under Armour contract also. some of the popolo guys looked like the under armour mannequins, haha.

    i wish kahai could get some reps, but better to wait and not waste a year of eligibility. the o line could use some help, i look forward to cheering the Warriors and Kahai in the years to come. looks like Mack is trying to build something solid, just needs to get things aligned properly with his coaches and players


  248. Bulla October 1, 2008 8:33 am


    still in america, waiting for the Montana game this saturday. thanks for the props for ryan, he is having a blast and has adjusted well. watching him play at Utah stadium was wild, 49,700 red shirts screaming in the stands…..like sitting with a bunch of rotten ume’s….with no rice to cover them, haha. hawaii boys did good for Utah also, and they have the Under Armour contract also. some of the popolo guys looked like the under armour mannequins, haha.

    i wish kahai could get some reps, but better to wait and not waste a year of eligibility. the o line could use some help, i look forward to cheering the Warriors and Kahai in the years to come. looks like Mack is trying to build something solid, just needs to get things aligned properly with his coaches and players


  249. Bulla October 1, 2008 8:34 am

    sorry for the double post, caffeine jitters already!?*&$%

  250. da princess' classmate October 1, 2008 8:43 am

    hopefully george daily-lyles can indeed help bring in iuta tepa

  251. NEO October 1, 2008 8:46 am

    Ref. Post 150-Great post. Sad that we have to write things like that though, I mean to me, shouldn’t it be a given that we support our team? Shouldn’t it be a given that we support our players and coaches? Shouldn’t it be a given that win or lose we still applaud them all for doing something that the vast majority of us could only hope to do? I’m sorry gang, but I for one am SICK AND TIRED of hearing people say “UH’s season is over, UH sucks, UH this and UH that…” If you feel that way, go cheer for USC or Fresno, or whomever else you want to. Hawaii’s sons don’t need you… I know I am critical of the team as well, but that never diminishes from my love for the team and my unyielding support of the team. Who’s with me? So… in light of all of that, I have a favor to ask all of you…

    “Will you stand with me?
    Will you wear the Warrior Armor?
    Will you be a pillar of strength through the storm?
    Will you honor those who fight so bravely?
    Will you raise your voices together in harmony?
    Will you keep the faith and the loyalty?
    Will you, when the dust clears, the battle done,
    still be standing, together
    AS ONE?”

    If you can answer yes to these questions, then it is true… you are a true Warrior.

    Aloha Tsaikos-

    NEO out

  252. Jason October 1, 2008 8:49 am

    good piece by espn on Kajiyama. still don’t understand why the coaching staff didn’t leave him in the same position from last season. the info that he was preparing for the team apparently served them well. agreed-coach mac didn’t come out of this piece smelling like roses.

    I thought Rob and Russ made a really good point yesterday — the life of a GA is only two years (or three if you complete 24 semester credits during those two years). So eventually, you need to either promote him to assistant coach, reassign him to a different position, or cut him loose. I don’t doubt Brian’s ability to become an assistant coach in the future, but it might be best for him and the team for him to serve as the academic guy, continue learning the game from the sidelines, and let Gilmore come in as a GA.

  253. addahknowjoe October 1, 2008 8:49 am

    Mahalo for joining on this side of the blog. Hope to see you more often here sharing your thoughts and opinions with us all.

    Need to find a time to introduce your son to uncle Pride. Perhaps at practice one day. Uncle Pride. has a wealth of knowledge your son can absorb.

    Az auwryt! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods across the pond.

  254. chawan_cut October 1, 2008 8:49 am

    for those of you that’s ever played a game of minesweeper on your pc….


  255. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 8:51 am

    aw’ryte setting up couple ltope now so can lurk and blog while working.

    jerry I get more number’s for Saturday. my count I’d up to 25.

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  256. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 8:53 am

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  257. BowsForever October 1, 2008 8:53 am

    Let me first say I really admire both BrianK and Mack.

    This may just be a tempest in a teapot but it sure sounds like it’s a tempest nonetheless. No one’s denying they were misquoted, of course, and BrianK was certainly demoted/affected as far as the loss of stipend/grad scholarship goes. It’s tough, too, with UH’s budget, limited GA spots, a new head coach, and Reinebold headed off to SMU. I’m A-OK with him speaking his mind. I don’t really see the “taking things out of context” so much here.

  258. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 9:08 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Now that the pain and disappointment of Saturdays loss is slowly receding into the background of daily life, the blurred vision is going away and the ability to discern reality has returned, lol.

    In regards to the O, it’s clear that the QB question has to be answered and very soon, as the dogpound is waiting with a bunch of hungry bulldogs ready to devour us.

    But everywhere else a lot of positive signs are popping up, harbingers of better things to come. Once we find our steady QB, we will be dangerous again.

    The right attitude seems to be returning, for coaches and players alike and overall, I think we’re very close to breaking out.

    The best news I’ve heard from lower campus is that the JC’s are FINALLY getting more reps to get a grip on this system. It should have been done all season, but better late than never.

    This should be Funakis last chance to hold on as the starter, another disastrous game and he can only see spot duty. I wish him the best, as a person, he’s one of my favorite players.

    Now, Warriors, let’s do some pounding in the pound, we all know they’re out for blood and Ferd is right, they will pile it on, IF WE LET THEM !!

  259. g-nalo October 1, 2008 10:02 am

    I wonder what happened to all the Tsaikos who went to the Call the Coach show last night?? Some of them are still MIA this morning….

    whoa…………..got up late cause tired from walking 2.5 miles.

    midori7 made me proud last night and now she will have to change her name to Heineken1.5. (1.5 for the amount of Heinekens she drank.)

    good job Midori and next up for you is karaoke…….say 1.5 verses?

  260. A-House October 1, 2008 10:05 am


    Being a “young, untested leader” is a tough situation to be in and I’m sure that the young coaches are trying their best.

    That being said, as a “young, untested leader” as a 2nd LT, I made an extra effort to know my stuff and made it clear that initially, I would count on my Platoon Sgt and tank commanders ( E5/E/6 ) to assist me in running the platoon for they had the experience and field knowledge.

    Sure I was tested, but held firm when it came to fairness and discipline within the unit. It was also clear that there was a certain unspoken barrier between me and the platoon for me to be effective.

    Rolo, Stutz, Smith, and others must learn how to deal with this situation as it will exist for some time to come. They must be “a, cracker jack” on their knowledge for their positions. Experience must be supplemented with seeking additional knowledge by attending clinics and from other coaches across the US; level of play does not matter. It’s what you take away from the experience and how you apply it that counts.

  261. A-House October 1, 2008 10:09 am

    As a parent, I am disappointed if any Tsaiko encouraged certain members who do not consume alcohol to drink at any time.

    A bottle of beer puts one close to the DUI limit.

  262. HeinekenHealer October 1, 2008 10:14 am


    Maybe my wife should meet and drink with midori7 because she also had 1.5 Heinekens and went straight to bed when we got home.

  263. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 10:26 am

    Hey, everybody in a funk? Real slow today.

  264. Wizz October 1, 2008 10:38 am

    I too admire Brian Kajiyama and Coach MacMackin. Last summer I talked with Brian Kajiyama about his work with the team and I have no doubt that he’s appreciative of the opportunities he’s had with the Warriors and that he’s loyal to Coach Mack and the team.

  265. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 10:52 am

    Hi, Wizz,

    never seen your blog sign before. Are you an old lurker turned Tsaiko? If so, welcome, if not, sorry.

  266. Kazz October 1, 2008 11:02 am

    New punishment.

    Have the offending player attempt to make BJ Penn tap out.


  267. d1島 October 1, 2008 11:18 am

    No new post yet?

    Was the Blog Host also in attendance last night?

  268. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 1, 2008 11:25 am


    We already have season tickets, but could you please find out if we can turn them in at the box office & exchange them for the ones being set aside for the Tsaikos.

    I really don’t want to pay for tickets to the same game twice but will do so and then give away the other tickets to anyone standing in line.

    Therefore, no matter how the exchange situation works out, count the two of us in on the total.

    I know that there are others with season tickets who might want to do the same.

  269. Wizz October 1, 2008 11:27 am

    Hello Florida Ted,
    I’m a long time lurker (not Tsaiko) and first time blogger. I felt moved to comment on the unfortunate spin ESPN had on what could have been a very positive and inspiring story about Kajiyama. I’ve enjoyed reading the blog and its regular contributors. Onward!

  270. curveball October 1, 2008 11:28 am

    I did not see the JC’S taking reps today ..I saw Roush throw 2 times thats it…

  271. koakane iPhone October 1, 2008 11:34 am

    whoa longggggg workshop but soon time for lunch. thought could use laptop for lurking but too much work.

    good mid day to everyone. esmeeeeee

  272. Garret October 1, 2008 11:37 am


    Thank you for that note about practice! Very interesting…if the JC QBs are not getting reps, I hope that means that Tyler is fully healthy.

  273. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 1, 2008 11:50 am

    A-House – I agree totally…im sure things will turn out OK.

    Go Warriors

  274. FloridaTed October 1, 2008 11:53 am


    Did you see Tyler get reps?

  275. curveball October 1, 2008 11:57 am

    nope…..did you call me curceball because you don’t like what I telling you..haahahha

  276. Mclovin October 1, 2008 9:16 pm

    I did not see ESPN’s E:60 piece on Kajiyama. I did read a summary. I don’t understand why Mack demoted Brian K. Why screw up a good thing. Anyone have any info on details. I heard Mack did not want to comment on this topic when asked about it. Hey Mack, Karma is a bitch isn’t it?

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