Moniz, Salas still not practicing

Quarterback Bryant Moniz (bruised right ribs) and left slotback Greg Salas (sprained right foot) today missed their third consecutive practice.

Both are expected to play in Saturday’s road game against San Jose State.

But . . .

. . . If Moniz is not available, Shane Austin gets the start, with Brent Rausch as the top backup.

. . . If Salas can’t play, UH has two plans: 1) Kealoha Pilares moves from left wideout to slotback, with Royce Pollard, Joe Avery or Mike Tinoco playing left wideout, or 2) Ryan Henry will play left slotback.

* * * * *

Things are looking up — at least from the top of Koko Head:


Rog correctly identified Alex Dunnachie, George Daily-Lyles and Billy Ray Stutzmann. E-mail me at, and I’ll mail you two tickets to the Wisconsin game.

* * * * *

A very happy birthday to Hawaiian Bod. He had some serious health issues recently. We’re glad he’s able to enjoy one of life’s best presents: Good health. Continue to take care, and best birthday wishes.


  1. postmanke November 18, 2009 6:58 am

    we got this game

  2. djmitcho November 18, 2009 7:02 am

    Good Morning All! Hump day! Half way to game day. Hope everyone has a good day.

  3. chopsueyboy November 18, 2009 7:04 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!
    It’s beautiful in the Ala Moana area.

  4. royvic November 18, 2009 7:10 am

    tachibana, ornellas, marcle

  5. bighilofan2 November 18, 2009 7:12 am

    tachibana, ornellas, maracle

  6. Buffoman November 18, 2009 7:12 am

    Top ten again! wow!

  7. djmitcho November 18, 2009 7:13 am

    even with my glasses dat picture is too small for me to id faces.

  8. Jack Flash November 18, 2009 7:14 am

    Falemalu, Lewis, Keisal-Kauhane

  9. bighilofan2 November 18, 2009 7:16 am

    did you drive up, or did you swipe the pix? 😆

  10. bighilofan2 November 18, 2009 7:18 am

    love to play samoa but gots to go

    hi ho esme wooshhh

  11. Glenn November 18, 2009 7:21 am

    Salas, Henry, Tachibana

  12. kram November 18, 2009 7:21 am

    good morning

    is that (L-R) Tinoco, Daily-Lyles, Stutzmann??


  13. rog November 18, 2009 7:24 am

    Stuzmann, Daily-Lyles, and Dunnachie

  14. Jun Tao November 18, 2009 7:31 am

    ST, I hope you didn’t make the trek up to the top with them. . .

  15. maui warrior November 18, 2009 7:33 am

    stutzman, daily-lyles, and mike wadsworth

  16. maui warrior November 18, 2009 7:34 am

    kamalani alo, daily-lyles and stutzman

  17. Slugger November 18, 2009 7:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    That pic is too small. But Stutzmann is a good guess, maui warrior.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 7:49 am

    They are definitely…

    Three unknown UH players.

  19. jojo ® November 18, 2009 7:49 am

    hello, I can’t tell who they are, so I guess I don’t win

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 7:52 am

    Sluggers right. The pic is small and dark. No fair. I’m going to have to have bhf2 look into initiating a class action lawsuit.

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 7:53 am

    Didn’t Stutz the younger have a tat like that?

  22. yeayeayea November 18, 2009 7:57 am

    maracle. daily-lyles, stuzmann

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 7:57 am

    NO jojo NO! Don’t ever say that! We are ALL winners here, especially you lil friend! 😆

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 8:00 am

    Oh yeah-

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

  25. SteveM November 18, 2009 8:05 am

    Good morning everyone!

  26. ponojr November 18, 2009 8:06 am

    Clapp, Ornellas and Tachibana

  27. will-i-am November 18, 2009 8:08 am

    Is the guy on the right Stephen Tsai without a shirt?

  28. Slugger November 18, 2009 8:13 am

    I have to guess: Kiesel-Kauhane, Daily-Lyles, Stutzmann

  29. bstunna2002 November 18, 2009 8:13 am

    Shutter,daily-lyles and stutzmann

  30. RainboWarrior November 18, 2009 8:15 am

    Justin clapp, george daily-lyles, billy stutzmann

  31. Stretch November 18, 2009 8:17 am

    I’ll donate two more tickets if ST is the one who actually took this picture….

  32. RainboWarrior November 18, 2009 8:18 am

    Or maybe it’s tim brown, george daily-lyles, billy Ray stutzmann

  33. Slugger November 18, 2009 8:20 am

    RJ Kiesel-Kauhane, Waylon Lolotai, BR Stutzmann

  34. Glenn November 18, 2009 8:23 am

    How about: Shutter, Stepter, Stutzman

  35. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 18, 2009 8:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  36. jojo ® November 18, 2009 8:30 am

    question: is this a newish picture? Or was this taken some time ago?

  37. SteveM November 18, 2009 8:33 am

    November 18th, 2009 at 8:17 am
    I’ll donate two more tickets if ST is the one who actually took this picture….

    ….awww… you’re just trying to get a ride in his new Warrior Beat helicopter. 😐

  38. Slugger November 18, 2009 8:33 am

    Kamalani Alo, Geo. Dailey-Lyles, Stutzmann2

  39. Slugger November 18, 2009 8:37 am

    Final guess: Kamalani Alo, Waylon Lolotai, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  40. Maverick November 18, 2009 8:38 am

    Brennen, Bess, & Patacccck

  41. al November 18, 2009 8:40 am

    dunnachie, gdl, tachibana

  42. A-House November 18, 2009 8:47 am

    A “shout out” to Coach Dana, her staff, and PLAYERS for making UH women’s basketball history by winning the first regular season game on the road! 2 – 0 counting the win over HPU.

    Also, a Big “thank you” to Shawna for helping to recruit a former club teammate for 2010-11!

  43. koakane™ November 18, 2009 8:48 am

    good morning all nice windy and cool day.

    everyone have a nice hump day 😀 , be nice to your family, friends and co-workers

  44. huh? November 18, 2009 8:51 am

    hmm. how many guesses would coach mack need in identifying these three players would be a good question too. no?

  45. al November 18, 2009 8:56 am

    sean branick, gdl, tachibana

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 9:01 am

    # will-i-am:
    November 18th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Is the guy on the right Stephen Tsai without a shirt?


  47. BowsForever November 18, 2009 9:05 am

    Shutter, Ornellas, Stutzmann.

  48. d1島 November 18, 2009 9:06 am

    1048 steps

  49. d1島 November 18, 2009 9:09 am

    Dunnachie, Lyles, Stutzmann

  50. Souljah November 18, 2009 9:09 am

    miracle, gdl, tachibana

  51. d1島 November 18, 2009 9:12 am

    Tough training.

  52. Souljah November 18, 2009 9:16 am

    miracle, w. lolotai, tachibana

  53. uhwarriors November 18, 2009 9:16 am

    David Graves, George Daily-Lyles, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  54. Kekoa November 18, 2009 9:26 am

    DPK ~ @ #46

    Are we looking at the same photos you are? You sly mongoose! So a little sweetner added to win favor with the blog host. Hehehe, so clever these Hawaiians!

  55. mouthwash November 18, 2009 9:30 am

    Cavaco-Amoy, George Daily-Lyles, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  56. mouthwash November 18, 2009 9:31 am

    Kaiser Iuta, George Daily-Lyles, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  57. mouthwash November 18, 2009 9:32 am

    Art Laurel, George Daily-Lyles, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  58. mouthwash November 18, 2009 9:34 am

    Shutter, George Daily-Lyles, Billy Ray Stutzmann

  59. Souljah November 18, 2009 9:41 am

    Mike Maracle, Waylon Lolotai, Alema Tachibana

  60. WWF November 18, 2009 9:47 am

    Abraham Cavaco-Amoy, George Daily-Lyles, Alema Tachibana

  61. YpoWarrior November 18, 2009 9:53 am

    Tonga, GDL, BR Stutzmann

  62. al November 18, 2009 9:55 am

    branick, gdl, paclebar
    or dunnachie, gdl, paclebar

  63. WWF November 18, 2009 10:04 am

    Mike Maracle, George Daily-Lyles, Alema Tachibana

  64. Darren November 18, 2009 10:09 am

    Gary Nagy, GDL, Tachibana

  65. maui warrior November 18, 2009 10:10 am

    jordan gomes, george daily-lyles, billy ray stutzman

  66. WWF November 18, 2009 10:11 am


    Corey Paclebar is 5′-7″.

  67. RedZone November 18, 2009 10:20 am

    Ingram, Paredes, Stuz

  68. royvic November 18, 2009 10:26 am

    tachibana, ornellas, hansen

  69. royvic November 18, 2009 10:27 am

    tachibana, GDL, hansen

  70. d1島 November 18, 2009 10:29 am


    Dunnachie, Daily-Lyles, Stutzmann

  71. Stephen Tsai November 18, 2009 10:34 am

    Just got back from practice.
    Rog wins.

  72. Tazer November 18, 2009 10:35 am

    It’s a video that they made awhile back…it was on here and yourtube

  73. d1島 November 18, 2009 10:39 am

    Congratulations rog!

    (didn’t see your post)


    Don’t think so.

  74. d1島 November 18, 2009 10:40 am

    How was practice?

  75. rog November 18, 2009 10:46 am

    Thanks ST, just emailed you.

  76. d1島 November 18, 2009 10:54 am

    Wow, lotsa “if’s” for this game…

  77. Stephen Tsai November 18, 2009 11:03 am

    Thanks, Rog. I’ll mail them out today.

  78. Stephen Tsai November 18, 2009 11:04 am

    Don’t fret, folks. We’ve got another 40 or so tickets we’ll be giving away in the next couple of weeks.

  79. d1島 November 18, 2009 11:10 am

    I could never play fretless…

  80. Stretch November 18, 2009 11:18 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    November 18th, 2009 at 11:03 am
    Thanks, Rog. I’ll mail them out today.

    Rog – don’t be surprised if the mail going out “today” has a postmark date of November 23

  81. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 18, 2009 11:18 am

    Congratulations to Rog and to the rest of you who attempted to guess who’s in the picture. Unless I’ve actually met and spoken with someone on a 1-2-1 basis, it’s almost impossible for me to put a name to a face/body dressed is clothes they normally don’t wear – especially when I’m at a game at least four hundred feet away from where’s they’re sitting/standing, let alone playing. All I can see are the numbers on the backs of their jerseys, their general size & physical characteristics, and whether they have short or long hair.

    Same thing with people here on the blog. I recognize lots of names and have seen many faces at various events, but unless I’ve had the opportunity to talk 1-2-1 with people so that I can put a face to the blog name, then I’m lost. The last two times I put a face to a name, I was wrong so now I have to figure out some way to find out who it was that I’d mis-identified in the first place.

  82. d1島 November 18, 2009 11:20 am

    …and a “top o’ the morning” to you, WDoc! 🙂

  83. Da Punchbowl Kid November 18, 2009 11:21 am

    Happy Birthday to a true Warrior and survivor, Hawaiian Bod. Many more to come!

  84. d1島 November 18, 2009 11:25 am

    Happy Birthday Hawaiianbod! 😀

  85. will-i-am November 18, 2009 11:28 am

    I like my guess the best…

  86. Kekoa November 18, 2009 11:33 am

    That Hawaiianbod…he IS a survivor! Happy Birthday Hawaiian!

  87. Loa November 18, 2009 11:39 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Birthday Hawaiianbod!

  88. SteveM November 18, 2009 11:46 am


  89. Darren November 18, 2009 11:48 am

    That’s an interesting trio on the top of Koko Head. What were the Australian, Californian, and local boy doing up there? Some kind of freshman initiation thing??

  90. Slugger November 18, 2009 11:50 am

    Happy birthday, Hawaiianbod!!! Glad you’re doing better.

    Congratulations, Rog! Enjoy the game.

    I hope Kealoha Pilares, Royce Pollard, Joe Avery, Mike Tinoco and Ryan Henry have been working with the JUGS machines…besides getting reps at practice. Good luck, guys!

    GO WARRIORS!!! Safe travels!

  91. d1島 November 18, 2009 11:52 am


    1048 steps. Quite a workout.
    (I’d never try it!)

  92. Manoa Mist November 18, 2009 11:56 am

    I gotta bad feeling about San Jose. They beat us last year, right? Coach Tomey’s swan song gives them extra motivation. And I thought I heard Coach Tomey say on the Bobby Curren show that they’ve lost to 7 bowl bound teams. Now Salas and Moniz aren’t practicing.
    I gotta bad, bad feeling.

  93. A-House November 18, 2009 12:07 pm

    Hey, braddah Hawaiian Bod – a most Happy Birfday to you, many more, and hope to see you at a CC or tailgate in the near future!!

    Take care and speedy recovery, my friend.

  94. A-House November 18, 2009 12:09 pm

    Maona Mist:

    Many unexpected things can happen, but the Warriors will prevail!!!

  95. LizKauai (iPhone) November 18, 2009 12:15 pm

    Good news about the Bod!!! Hauoli Lahanau!

    In for my Chinese pokey needles session.

  96. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 12:26 pm

    Stephen Tsai,

    I know I probably missed this somewhere but what happened to Brent Rausch being the immediate backup to MONIZ?

    I could have sworn I read/heard that Brent was practicing prior to the Neveda game and getting reps as the backup.

  97. A-House November 18, 2009 12:39 pm

    If Salas cannot play, I vote for Pilares moving back to the slot position and put Royce Pollard at WR.

    Minimizes the QB/receiver connection and Pilares is better suited at the slot position. JMO!

  98. (Jesse) James November 18, 2009 12:51 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…

    Happy Birthday Hawaiianbod…and many more…God bless, my friend….

    A-House…I agree with your opinion that Pilares seems better suited for slot…but that’s just my opinion as well….

  99. Stephen Tsai November 18, 2009 1:01 pm

    The long layoff hurt Rausch, he fell behind Austin.
    Last week, they were trying to get Raush enough reps to make him a co-No. 2. Apparently it didn’t work out that way.

  100. J-Dog November 18, 2009 1:15 pm

    Bring Craig Stutzmann Back.

  101. Hilo Moon November 18, 2009 1:23 pm

    Please indulge an old fud’s memories of plantation days Hilo. 60 years ago we learned from our older friends and siblings how to make a good luck charm. Find 3 stones ( the size that you can pick up each with one hand) and make sure that the stones can be put atop each other so that they become a “tower” of 3, much like the ahu markers you see marking trails over lava fields.

    Here’s the method. Spit on the bottom stone and then place stone #2 on top of the bottom one. Then, spit on stone #2 and place stone #3 on top of #2, then spit on stone #3. Be sure it’s in a dry place, so the mana doesn’t wash away. Needless to say, in Hilo you could lose lots of the mana! In fact, we use to do this to stop the rain so we could play outdoors, which in those days was the only place to play. Heck, I didn’t see TV until, I was 13 years old and we had only one channel for years!

    Sorry for the digression — back to the stones. We were ecumenical without realizing it. After placing the stones, we would wish or pray to no particular entity, “Please make the …(insert your wish/prayer).

    Come Saturday morning (great song, by the way), I will find my stones/rocks, spit on them, and, in the language of the days of old, say,

  102. d1島 November 18, 2009 1:31 pm


    …and put him where?

  103. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:33 pm

    Very unfortunate to hear that about Rausch. Its a shame. I always thought he was going to have the edge and be our QB next year. I am sure think he was thinking the same thing too.

  104. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:33 pm

    Bring Stutzman back?….I didn’t know he left to begin with.

  105. A-House November 18, 2009 1:35 pm

    Very personal opinion:

    I believe that cetain coaching positions can be “dual-hatted” such as HC and DC, OC and QB coach because of the limit set by the NCAA to “level the playing field” for the smaller schools against the BIG BUCKS programs.

    This will allow the HC to fill other positions to enhance the learning curve of the players and allow the “game plan” to be more effective.

    I too would like to see Stutz1 come back and be a full time receivers coach – that’s for all receivers – he has the knowledge, skills, and works well with the players. As Pilares said in the morning paper, the receivers must always communicate on the field and on the side lines to make their plays more effective (tendencies, blocking, routes, etc.). What one sees may not be what others see – a teaching point amongst the players to enhance their skills, help team mates, and assist the coaches.

    When a pebble is dropped into water, what do you see? what do I see? It is common for 2 or more individuals to witness the same event, but have totally different story to what they saw and remembered.

  106. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:35 pm

    Stephen Tsai,

    Did Rausch “digress” since the Neveda game in terms of being able to play at the no.2 spot or was it always the case that Austin was right behind Moniz?

  107. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:36 pm

    Bring Sexy back too!

  108. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:37 pm

    #104 EDIT

    Ohhhh wait Craig Stuztman….Gosh SORRY!

    For some reason I saw Craig and thought Billy.

    My apologies….

    But I agree with d1..where would we put him?

  109. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:39 pm


    Do we ever use Jesse Sapolu as a contact for recruits in the “Northern California” area?

  110. A-House November 18, 2009 1:41 pm

    Hilo Moon:

    Your #101 brought back memories of hanabata days when we made “teru teru bozo” by crumpling old news papers and hung them by the windows to stop the rain so we could play the next day.

    Most of the times it worked, but unsure if it was in the weather forecast, somethnig we did not have, or IT worked!!! Even did that at UH so we could go to the games at the Termite Palace.

  111. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:44 pm

    You can always catch a glimpse of the Teru Teru Bozu at the Bon Dances…just look at the top of the Yagura “Dance Tower” and you will usually see one hanging there.

    The Punahou Carnival could stand to hang a few…I have never been there when it wasn’t rainy and muddy.

  112. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:45 pm

    Teru-teru-bōzu, teru bōzu
    Ashita tenki ni shite o-kure
    Itsuka no yume no sora no yō ni
    Haretara kin no suzu ageyo

    Teru-teru-bōzu, teru bōzu
    Ashita tenki ni shite o-kure
    Watashi no negai wo kiita nara
    Amai o-sake wo tanto nomasho

    Teru-teru-bōzu, teru bōzu
    Ashita tenki ni shite o-kure
    Moshi mo kumotte naitetara
    Sonata no kubi wo chon to kiru zo

  113. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 1:46 pm

    eru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
    Do make tomorrow a sunny day
    Like the sky in a dream sometime
    If it’s sunny I’ll give you a golden bell

    Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
    Do make tomorrow a sunny day
    If you make my wish come true
    We’ll drink lots of sweet rice wine

    Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
    Do make tomorrow a sunny day
    But if it’s cloudy and you are crying
    Then I shall snip your head off

  114. Mrs. A-House November 18, 2009 1:50 pm

    Hawaiianbod –

    ST’s post re your recovery was indeed great news! Our ohana wishes you a most HAPPY BIRTHDAY!…and many, many more!

    Re: Pic of Alex, George and Billy Ray

    Hmmm…certainly easy on the eyes. That’s all I’m gonna say.

    Bryant Moniz and Greg Salas –

    Heal completely before resuming your starting positions. Listen to your bodies…thumbs up only when pain is completely gone. Prayers for your rapid recovery.

    Warriors – Play hard, minimize/eliminate mistakes, keep the focus, have fun and JUST DO IT!! Imua!!

  115. A-House November 18, 2009 1:56 pm


    With all the dang nab NCAA recruiting rules, UH needs to be careful how they make contact with players.

    It’s so stuip that even you or I as supporters/contributors of the Warrior program cannot approach a player and “coach” him to play for UH. I’m sure it happens all the time, but we would be the ones caught.

    Rainbow Cliff is in an excellent position to “push” some of his “students” to UH, but he knows he cannot. Remember his post on this young tennis protoge he personally knows, but cannot entice her to attend UH.

    Hope he can post many UH posters/pictures of his playing days and UH sports schedules (football, basket ball, volley ball)! Hmmmmmm, is that a violation?

  116. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 2:33 pm

    Koko Crater… nice walk up the steps. Wifey and I went a few months back. Someone online wanted pictures of the stairs and views from the steps. So we got half way up and my wife got really dizzy and woozy… so I had her sit and rest while I continued on up. I got about 90% of the way before calling it quits as I did not want to get to a point beyond where I would lose sight of my wife.

    Got some great shots, panoramics as well. Then after we emailed them to the prospective customer, the customer turned around and asked another photographer to take the same pictures as the ones we emailed.

    Can you believe it?

  117. chawan_cut November 18, 2009 2:42 pm

    Coaching vs Talent
    Scott Robbs had a good discussion on the radio today about this and I wanted to write up something about it. Your thoughts?

  118. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 2:48 pm

    The more talent you have.. the less coaching may be required. The lesser the talent you have, the more coaching is required. You’d also think that the more money you have, the better you have of both — not always the case… pro or other wise but too little money almost always ensure the lack of both.

  119. Derek November 18, 2009 2:49 pm

    1) A promising set of middle blockers for the Man of War for next year.
    That’s what we need. Talking about middle blockers…
    2) How well the Rainbow Wahines block will tell how far they go in the NCAA tournament. If they win the blocking match up or at least break even, then I think the Wahines can go all the way. If not, the best they can do is the elite 8. So, the keys are Kaufman, Hewitt, Forsythe, and Danielson. Stephanie Farrell is not hitting for a good percentage. She makes a lot of errors and gets blocked a lot. Shoji should pull her out and put in Corinne or somebody else with a quick hook until Farrell settles down.
    3) Rainbow Wahine basketball are off to a good start. If anything, they will be a scrappy team and will hustle. That’s all you can ask for.
    4) To the UH recruiting staff….don’t recruit a QB who is not mobile. That said, I don’t think we should go after Andrew Manley. He’s not quick enough, to me anyway….and I’ve seen at least 4 or 5 of his games on TV.
    5) I still say the best recruit in Hawaii is Hauoli Jamora. To me, he’s been the most impressive. Hauoli.. you stay listenting? Stay home…we need you, brudda. Just wishing and hoping and praying.

  120. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 2:57 pm

    Seems to me that ever since Coach Mack and Company have started to reopen and revitalize the local recruiting channels more fans are paying attention to the local prep football situation. That’s pretty good.


    I have a question..
    What is the total compensation package for all the football coaches at UH?
    And how does that total compare with the other WAC schools?

  121. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 3:08 pm

    Coaching vs. Talent.

    If it had to be clear cut and dry the following would be my best guess. Having both means the best *opportunity*, one gives you some opportunity, none gives you a fat chance….but keep in mind that I use the word *opportunity* because nothing can be guaranteed. All of this stands to reason and just simple logic so anyone could probably figure this one out.

    In order of “best situations to be in:”

    1) Talent + Coaching
    2) Less Talent + Coaching tie for 2
    2) Less Coaching + Talent tie for 2
    3)Less Coaching + Less Talent.


    I think in Hawaii’s case we want both, but we need more coaching because while we may be able to compete a bit better with the lower rung BCS schools (Washington State for example), we cannot compete with the marque ones now nor anytime in the near future.

    At the same time coaching will only get you so far…if it were as easy as that I along with several hundred thousand people will spend $20K on lessons from Butch Harmon or David Leadbetter and try out for Q-school, make it and join the PGA to play against Tiger Woods every Sunday.

    Sadly, if you don’t got it…u probably will never get it. If you got it, but don’t have someone to break the shell off so you can show it, well sucks to be you if you are stuck with a coach who doesn’t get it. Got it? Good.

    For Hawaii, when it goes ‘sports car read: football’ shopping there is…Speed, Price, Quality…we can pick 2…cuz until you are a Texas or USC you can’t have em all. Hope that analogy makes some sense…best one I could think of hahaha.

  122. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 3:09 pm


    I think Garret could probably answer this best (he might have actually) but if I am not mistaken our current salary allowance for coaching staff is the highest if not 2nd to Boise in the the WAC.

    Let me see if I can find some solid numbers.

  123. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 3:20 pm


    I know Boise pays their assistant coaches about twice what ours gets. So their total Coaching budget might be higher. I ‘m wondering about some of the other schools, though. Wonder what Utah, BYU and TCU pay?

  124. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 3:23 pm

    OK another thing that Coaching vs. Talent has got me thinking……ONLY regarding players who have made a team.

    Coaches in *general* will never say “this player just isn’t good enough/lacks the talent” and as a general rule people don’t really “talk down a student athlete, ” because they are students first and foremost.

    So my question is when would you ever know if a player just doesn’t have the talent? haha.

    To speak of talent is I guess almost philosophical in that sense because a coach won’t admit a player is *not good* nor will most fans disparage a player or people will look down on those who do etc etc.

    I just confused myself AGAIN (O_o) haha.

  125. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 3:31 pm


    i am pretty sure that BYU and Utah definitely pay their coaches more. I think BYU’s info will be hard to come by.

    As for Utah and Kyle Whittingham here is an interesting tidbit regarding his salary

    From University of Utah press release:…..

    btw this contract was announced and signed AT the Sugar Bowl when Utah was playing Bama.

    “The contract, which will pay Whittingham $1,200,000 annually, includes a base salary of $200,000. The remainder will come from radio and television rights, appearance fees, public speaking, fundraising and official outfitter compensation from Under Armour.”

    Garret is right…NEVER underestimate the importance of the assistant coaches. They play the role of all the officers in the field under the 4-star general.

    I said this before but LaVell Edwards NEVER wore a head set because he trusted his Offensive Coordinator to make the best plays and that really shows you how important such a “assistants” position is.

    June was just a beast, he could multitask, play call, sort things out, prioritize, plan, execute etc….there aren’t many people that could do what he did imo. I don’t think anyone can say Mack will be as good a head coach as June is yet….but does he have to be?….. Me thinks he doesn’t need to be if he brings in the right assistants and let them do what they are being paid to do.

  126. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 18, 2009 3:42 pm

    Stephen Tsai,

    Do companies exist that do professional “head hunt/searches” for coaches like they do for executives and such?

  127. d1島 November 18, 2009 4:01 pm

    Welcome Home Pauoa Boy!

  128. (Jesse) James November 18, 2009 4:06 pm

    Ditto number 128!!!!!

  129. al November 18, 2009 4:06 pm

    it just didn’t look like stutz2 to me. my how he has grown(?) doesn’t he look a lot thicker???

    i was shooting in the dark.

    what about those two guys who guessed, “tachibana, ornellas, marcle”.
    ornellas is lean and maracle is thick.

  130. Ralph November 18, 2009 4:06 pm

    happy birthday Hawaiianbod, get a full recovery and enjoy life to the fullest.

  131. wafan November 18, 2009 4:09 pm


    Pauoa Boy is home AND it is Hawaiianbod’s birthday?

    Dang! This is indeed a great day!!!

  132. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 4:38 pm

    Pauoa Boy…

    Good to have you back!! Welcome home.. E komo mai!

    Hawaiianbod…happy b-day.

  133. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 4:39 pm


    Maybe we should also ask what % or the total football revenue goes to the coaching staff and recruiting for the various WAC schools?

  134. Slugger November 18, 2009 5:13 pm

    Is Pauoa Boy really home? Cheeeewhoooo! Yay!


    Thanks for the ‘Teru Bozu’ song. You’ll have to sing it for me sometime.


  135. Ralph November 18, 2009 5:51 pm

    wvb news: HS Los Alamitos HS will play Newport Harbor for the CIF SS 1A championship this sat. Nov 21 on Fox sports West. Emily Hartong plays for Los Al and she had 11 kills. Her teammate, Jane Crosan, who wants to play for Hawaii in 2011 had 21 kills. Los Al beat Mira Costa. In CIF SS division 2A, Michelle Waber’s Lake Elsinore HS will play La Canada for the championship this Saturday. Michelle had 12 kills.

  136. Kazz November 18, 2009 5:54 pm

    Call The Coach with Dave Shoji on NOW on 1420. It’s the last show of the season.

    As far as our blocking goes, on paper its been amazing how we’ve gotten by without being good at all at that aspect of our game in seasons past. I mean most recently, we were getting out-blocked in almost every match last season, but made it to the Final 8… and that’s where the meat of the competition gets tough.

    This season, we’ve been much better, MUCH. Agree that Ferrell will have to play better on the left side because as much as many of us would like to see the Wahine set the middles, that’s not our game. Shoji says, “that’s who we are” with regards to setting the left as quickly as possible.

    The play of Liz Ka’aihue and Dani Mafua will determine how far we get beyond the WAC tourney.

    In the beginning of the season, I attributed the loss of an athlete like Tara Hittle from the libero position and the addition of a new talent in Brittany Hewitt up front where Nickie Thomas did fairly well last season. Thomas wasn’t “great” but she rarely made any mistakes which made a difference.

    So far Hewitt, in matches against UCLA and Stanford at home, she really came into her own and against WAC play, well, it’s WAC play.

    Ka’aihue has been good at libero and I can still remember when UCLA was aiming for her and she stood her ground. However in matches at Fresno, she struggled throughout and for those that watched that match could see our offense had a hard time getting up to speed especially off the serve receive, not just Ka’aihue, but all of the Wahine.

    I predicted a Top 16 exit from this team before the season started.

    Still not sure where our ladies will finish as we’ve been so far removed from serious competition at the beginning of the season, but from what I feared early on in comparison to the regular season I’ve enjoyed this season, it’s been a good surprise.

  137. Kazz November 18, 2009 5:56 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAWAIIANBOD!!! May your health continue to improve!

  138. Kazz November 18, 2009 6:08 pm

    Ok… so no Courtney Senas, but I’ll move on…


    Wahine Softball Signs 5 for 2011

    HONOLULU—University of Hawai‘i head softball coach Bob Coolen announced the signing of five prep standouts who will play for the Rainbow Wahine in the spring of 2011. The athletes are: Sharla Kliebenstein from Oceanside, Calif.; Mala Lemay out of Escondido, Calif.; Kaile Nakao from Santa Monica, Calif.; Gerika Pantohan out of Ewa Beach, O‘ahu and Jazmine Zamora from Temecula, Calif. All five signed Letters of Intent this past week during the early signing period that ends today.

    Kliebenstein is a 5-foot-8, left-handed catcher who also plays first base and outfield for El Camino High School and the San Diego Legacy. This past year, she helped El Camino tally a 23-5 record while hitting .349 at the plate. For the Legacy in 2009, she hit a scorching .467 while swiping 15-of-17 stolen bases.

    “Sharla has a strong arm and a very quick release from behind the plate,” says Coolen. “She also has good power on offense and has exceptional speed on the bases.”

    Lemay is a teammate of Klibenstein on the 18U SD Legacy squad that finished 9th out of 144 teams at the 18U “A” nationals in Las Vegas this past summer. She is a 6-foot-1, right-handed pitcher who has posted a 26-11 record as a three-year varsity starter for Escondido High School. Last year she had a 1.54 ERA while leading the Cougars to a runner-up finish in league play. Lemay is a two-time all-league player and a six-time North County Times Athlete of the Week.

    “Mala is a down-ball pitcher who has a lot of potential who will complement our pitching staff well and will be groomed to become a starter for us in the future.” said Coolen.

    Nakao is a talented utitlity player who plays primarily shortstop as well as second and third base for Santa Monica High School and most recently, the SoCal Choppers. Nakao was voted the Ocean League’s Most Outstanding Player as a freshman and has been a first-team all-league player for the past two seasons. Last season, she hit .433 for the Vikings and help lead Samohi to a 23-9 record.

    “Kaile is a versatile player who has an exceptional knowledge of the game. She is truly a cerebral player who has a great understanding and passion for the game.

    Pantohan plays second, third, and catcher for Campbell High School, the Hawai‘i Gold and Guava Jam club teams. She has been an all-state selection the past three seasons for the Sabers. Pantohan bats lead off and continually sparked the Campbell offense, hitting .405 as a junior.

    “’Gerika is a quiet but dynamic player who swings a good bat and solid knowledge of the game. She can play anywhere in the infield and will be an asset to our program.”

    Zamora is a utility player for Great Oak High School and the Miner’s Gold and most recently the SGC Velocity club teams. She hit .346 for the Wolfpack last season as a second baseman/shortstop. She is a three-time all-league selection and was the team’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore. Zamora was invited to the 2008 Adidas Top 100 Camp.

    “Jazmine is an intense middle infielder/outfielder who can hit for power to all fields and has speed.” said Coolen.

    “Together, this 2011 class fills our future needs with athleticism and versatility,” says Coolen. “They are all solid players who have the potential to play big roles for us. With these additions to our current squad, we also may have the fastest team on the bases in recent history, which opens up another weapon for us on offense.”

    Hitting, hitting, hitting, infielding, infielding, and infielding…

    Need em for 2011.

  139. Ralph November 18, 2009 6:09 pm

    wbb has a 5’8 recruit in Hayden for 2010, plays center in HS but has played other positions. Interesting to know how much time she played center compared to facing the basket, dribbling the ball and getting a shot off the dribble. No way Na Wahine succeed with a 5’8 center. Adolpfo from Molokai is 6’1. Na Wahine is a very young team so I don’t know how many scholarships are available for 2010. Not everyone is on scholarships, does Mike Tsai know.

  140. Kapolei Doc November 18, 2009 6:26 pm

    While I would like to see the Warriors win out the rest of the season I am not fond of the idea that they may play SMU in the Hawaii Bowl this year.

    I would like to see them beat SMU and I don’t think they are quite ready for it. Maybe next year.

  141. Kazz November 18, 2009 6:32 pm

    Well, maybe Ole’ June will give his Mustangs the same “play like you belong” post Sugar Bowl speech before the Hawaii Bowl.

    Final UH 41 SMU 10.

    Then again… doesn’t seem like Ole’ June will be viewing tapes of other schools he may be headed to as opposed to preparing for the team he’s about to face this time.

  142. Ralph November 18, 2009 6:33 pm

    UH announces that Haydel is a 5’9 forward at Harvard Westlake. She played with Kuehu in a california summer league. If she can shoot and dribble, she can play the 2 position.

  143. chawan_cut November 18, 2009 6:36 pm

    do you think coach mack is not using moniz and salas in practice as a way to trick coach tomey into thinking they’re out of commish for this sat’s game? leaving the coach wonder who to prepare for? they do have a lot of reps from these previous weeks. using these last few days to let austin and the backups get more reps. and then by closing practice the next few days, and not letting any news leak out about player status…..
    and surprise! look who’s starting on saturday!

  144. Slugger November 18, 2009 6:58 pm


    …and if that was the coach’s motivation for leaving the use of Moniz & Salas up in the air, you just broke the news…but I’m sure Tomey is smart enough to plan for that…he’s ‘the sly fox’, as reported here. Not having Moniz practice, gives Shane more reps, and probably Brent Rausch, as well, which is a good thing in case he’s needed.

    Hope everyone heals up before Saturday. Safe travels.

  145. wafan November 18, 2009 7:08 pm

    New storm coming through. Winds kicking up 90+ with sustained winds of 45-50+ on the coast. Interior gusts of 40-50. Lots of rain coming in a bit. Hope d1 and the Mrs. come prepared!

  146. wafan November 18, 2009 7:11 pm

    Good night, all!

    See you before sunrise!

  147. wafan November 18, 2009 7:12 pm

    Awwww, heck.

  148. wafan November 18, 2009 7:13 pm


  149. bighilofan2 November 18, 2009 7:20 pm

    Coach should check with wafan for the motivation factor. 😀

  150. Mrs. A-House November 18, 2009 7:43 pm

    wafan, Izzy, and djmitchco:

    you guys stay safe and dry!!

  151. A-House November 18, 2009 7:45 pm

    I will plead the 5th!!!

    Pauoa Boy: welcome home, job well done!

  152. A-House November 18, 2009 7:47 pm

    Is it me or did the UH coaches in different sports just do a upgrade in recruits?

    Does Shoji have another scholarship for Jane Crosan? Is he interested?

  153. d1島 November 18, 2009 7:54 pm


    Thanks. Been tracking the weather for the past couple of days…agree with Mrs. A-house, you folks take care.
    We’ll be over on Friday morning and hoping things are a little better by then. 😐

  154. al November 18, 2009 8:36 pm

    happy birthday hawaiianbod!!!!

    you da man!

  155. jm2375 November 18, 2009 8:52 pm

    Evening Tsai-kos!

    Happy birthday to Hawaiianbod and belated birthday to Queen Diana.

    Welcome home Pauoa Boy.

    Good signings by the various UH teams. Hope the fb gets the same caliber of players.

    Hope Salas and Moniz heal up properly before they play. Wouldn’t mind seeing more of the portagee connection – Moniz to Medeiros. 😆

  156. Stephen Tsai November 18, 2009 8:56 pm

    Re: Rausch
    The way this season is going, you never know.
    As for next year, I’m fairly sure Moniz will enter spring as the No. 1 quarterback.
    And don’t forget the freshmen get to enter the mix, too.
    It should be interesting.

  157. WWF November 18, 2009 8:59 pm


    re: #130

    You were going for the wavy hair clue? I knew that Billy Ray had a tattoo on his shoulder, but he does look like he is putting time in at the weight room. He is getting thicker, with good, lean weight, which is good. I hope to see him contributing next season.

    I guessed Mike Maracle too, Alex looks thicker than a punter would look in the photo. He looks like a young D-lineman. Good, he can tackle anyone happening to break through the ST punt defense.

  158. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 9:04 pm

    Football season flies by way too quickly.

  159. madeinhawaii November 18, 2009 9:07 pm

    Nah… Mack’s preparing three packages… the Noke.. the Austin Expressway.. and the Rausch Hour Express.

  160. WWF November 18, 2009 9:15 pm


    How are the freshmen QB’s looking in practice? I am getting excited to see the development of Corey, Cayman and David.

  161. Slugger November 18, 2009 9:59 pm

    I think David Graves has been used on the scout team.

  162. royvic November 18, 2009 10:47 pm

    Re-Potential candidates in filling coaching positions

    My hope is that schools, like UNLV for example, looking to hire a head coach doesn’t eventually hire one with ties to Hawaii, including assistant coaches.

    The logic for this is self explanatory, for you don’t want the new head coach (or assistants) with ties to the islands eventually recruiting against UH.

    One name that has surfaced for the UNLV job, with ties to the islands, is BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae.

    Now, if he were to be hired at UNLV there’s no doubt in my mind that he would lure away a few potential local recruits UH would be going after.

    Privately I’d think the UH staff, too, is thinking along the same lines as I do and hope that the next head coach at UNLV is a Texan, Georgian or Floridian…someone from the East and not from Hawaii. Although I’d concede RA would be an intriguing hire for UNLV.

  163. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 18, 2009 11:55 pm

    So far, checks totaling $170 from the from the T-Gate HI-5 redemption fee proceeds have been sent to Na Koa, Hawaii High School Athletic Association, Dave Shoji’s Serving Up 1000 Fund, Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Program, and Pacifc Islands Athletic Alliance.

    Mahalo to all of you who contributed.

    bhf2 – don’t forget to call me. I’ll be out of the Stadium Authority meeting around 12:30 pm and will be free to talk until 2 pm and again after 3 pm.

  164. RainbowCliff November 19, 2009 1:32 am

    Mr. A House, Howz it kind sir as I read your post #115 and a BIG smile came to my face. All I can say sir is that I can get the Warriors “LEAPERS” from South Central with 40 time that will AMAZE you !

    The Wooten Center is in the “MECCA” of all this young talent that USC, UCLA and NOW New Mexico State Head Coach Dewayne Walker who has ties to Los Angeles is cleaning up in Dorsey High School, Crenshaw High School, Inglewood and Leuzinger.

    Want to help BAD but I have been told I am a violation and that I can’t have NO contacts with ANY outstanding H.S.athlete as I watch and see them “EVERYDAY” !

    Heck, Southwest J.C. has built a beautiful on campus football field stadium which is just 8 minutes away from Al Wooten Center and they have fast linemen like “GEORGIA” had BUT all i do is watch and dream of them in Warrior green, white and black tapa.

    As far as my tennis girl teen sensation Coy Hunter she will be going “PRO” as at age 15 right now her game is far along advance then
    Serena and Venus were at this age. I know as I saw and trained both sisters when they were little girls hitting the ball with pace, touch and accuracy. The Father Richard Williams was smart to let them go to Florida and train with Coach Macey as we raised money for the Williams sisters from Carson and Gardena USTA as you see the results and fame that these siblings has accomplished on the WTA tour.

    Will be heading on up to San Jose as I will FINALLY miss a working day after 17 dedicated years at Al Wooten. Sent Pomai the dvd of the ceremony as if you may contact him will LOVE for you and Mrs. A House to see it as I turned South Central into Aloha Paradise !

    Got Massa Boy a belated birthday present as I need to send it to him. Can you e-mail me his Vegas address or I can send it to you at your Kailua addy ? either way it is on the same level that I gave Mrs. A House the Warrior lunch bag “A CLASSIC” !

    Always a PLEASURE Mr. A House as ONE day I will grow up and be just like you ! “Simply the Best, Better then all the Rest” !

  165. wafan November 19, 2009 3:23 am

    A wild and wet day to all!

  166. wafan November 19, 2009 3:33 am

    Last night a passenger in a traffic stop was found to have multiple warrants. I guess he did not want to go to prison so he ran across I-5. Unfortunately, he was struck by two vehicles.

    He will not have to worry about going to prison any more.

    God does work in mysterious ways.

    Warriors in the Hawai’i Bowl — get chance!!!

  167. Garret November 19, 2009 4:22 am

    Happy Birthday Hawaiianbod! I’m glad that your health is better now so that you could enjoy your birthday more.

  168. Garret November 19, 2009 4:23 am

    Welcome back Pauoa Boy!

  169. Garret November 19, 2009 4:26 am

    I did not realize that some colleges offer scholarships for their rugby teams! This would seem like a natural sport for UH, but since UH never rugby scholarships I never checked if other schools did. Oklahoma State gives rugby scholarships and UH does not? This high school on the mainland has its football and rugby teams do the haka before games.

    Meat’s latched on to rugby so well, he’s become an All-American at this level and has an offer to play scholarship rugby at Oklahoma State.

    “It probably helps our tackling ability in football,” he said. “You have to wrap up when you’re playing rugby. That’s fundamental tackling in football.”

    Last fall, Canton’s football team went to Edmond to join in a haka, the traditional dance of New Zealand’s native Maori people, with a local rugby team there. The meeting got the Tigers interested in playing rugby themselves.

    But Meat, a standout middle linebacker, thinks it makes the Tigers a tougher outfit. And the haka, which got additional headlines from the University of Hawaii football team, is a signature pregame display for the squad in both sports.

    “It’s who we are,” he said.

  170. Garret November 19, 2009 4:30 am

    Honolulu Weekly has an article on the food and fans at Aloha Stadium for UH games.

    The hot dog is the most popular item for sale at the stadium (boiled and roasted peanuts come in at a close second). Local employees for Centerplate, the hospitality company that manages food service for Aloha Stadium, estimate more than 3,000 hot dogs are sold at each UH football game. One year at the Pro Bowl, they even sold out.

    Centerplate’s Dara Barcelona says the “wackiest” food that made it onto stadium menus was an octopus dish, “tako balls.”

    “Although a rave in Japan,” Barcelona wrote in an e-mail, “it did not take off at the stadium.”

  171. Garret November 19, 2009 4:36 am

    The blog software is acting up again…it looked like it was frozen after I hit the submit button, but when I loaded the blog on another tab my post was there. So frustrating…

  172. RainbowCliff November 19, 2009 4:57 am

    Good morning Garret, hope the software does not act up as I post to you. Question: The weather in San Jose does it ever get warm enough to wear shorts and tank top in the afternoon or is it safe to say that long pants has to be worn at all times ?

    I know at night that a coat is required. What is the temperature in San Jose from day to night ? Mahalo Mr. Human Spots Wire !

  173. d1島 November 19, 2009 6:16 am

    Great Morning All!

    Packing up the rain gear and expecting it to be pretty cold, too.

    One more day hanahana then redeye to the PNW.

    Go get ’em Road Warriors! Hope you have safe travels to and from San Jose…just no ask “ferd” if he know the way! 🙂

    Remember your umbrella erryboddy and have a terrific day!


  174. bighilofan2 November 19, 2009 6:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    Howzit o fine Master of the hardcourt even in your twilight years. ha ha.
    You still got the talent, the keen eye for detail and the motivation to help
    develop the youth of your neighborhood. Good for You!

    speaking of what you see at the MECCA everyday, but you cannot
    speak to those speedy/hefty buggaz about Warriors because maybe a violation, may I ask you if you get Tony Tuioti’s email address? because sir, if you knew Tony’s email, and you knew the names of the ballers/speedy’s high school adviser, or whatever they callz the high school hookups in South Central, Tony could get a jump on his planning schedule.

    da reason I’m saying is because we could use the help in spotting talent.
    especially da kine dat like play speedy kine smash mouth. 😀 our coaches are looking at Rivals and stuffs. mo betta we concentrate on using help from a Genius like you!

  175. RainbowCliff November 19, 2009 10:14 pm

    bighilofan2: Kind sir I don’t know who this Tony Tuioti gentlemen is BUT if you say he could be the LINK that I am looking for in Hawaii to discuss LA “sky walker” athletic football players then I am pumped to start this pipeline flowing and get in the back yard of some serious players.

    There are recievers at Lawndale, linemen at Inglewood and BIG db’s at Leuzinger, Locke and Fremont High School. South West JC got a FIELD of athletic talent with their NEW stadium straight on down Western and Imperial just less then 8 minutes from the Al Wooten Center.

    I got the SAT prep program operating with Washington Prep giving us a classroom as Pete Carrol has his hidden gems on time getting practice and prepared fo the entrance examination as you will see these “MONSTER” freshmen in Hawaii IF he does not redshirt them for next year as SC will be LOADED with talent !

    Always a PLEASURE Bighilofan2 as I hope to see you again with the foam helmet and banner cape ! A Classic Kind Sir !

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