Wade signs offer sheet

Rainbow Warrior volleyball coach Charlie Wade has signed an offer sheet for a two-year contract extension.

The Board of Regents still must approve the offer.

If accepted, Wade will be the Warriors’ head coach through the 2016 season.

Wade is in the final months of a five-year contract he signed in 2009.

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Fr0m yesterday’s unsupervised workouts:

Center Ben Clarke:



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Slotback Quinton Pedroza:



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Wideout Vasquez Haynes:


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Wideout Keith Kirkwood:


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Wideout Ammon Barker:


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Tight end Harold Moleni:


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Slotback Donnie King:



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Tight end Josh Long:


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Wideout Ryan Pasoquen:


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Wideout Marcus Kemp:



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Wideout Duke Bukoski:


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Tight end Justin Vele:


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Wideout Bubba Poueu-Luna:



  1. el burro sabio March 6, 2014 8:10 am

    uno, ekahi, ichi, one

  2. jimmy the lock March 6, 2014 8:12 am

    He’s been here that long huh. How time flies.

  3. marleysdad March 6, 2014 8:13 am


  4. marleysdad March 6, 2014 8:13 am


  5. marleysdad March 6, 2014 8:14 am


  6. marleysdad March 6, 2014 8:15 am


  7. jm2375 March 6, 2014 8:17 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Congrats to Charlie Wade! I hope his ideas to better the program come to fruition.


    Senior Night for Wahine Basketball. uhfan808 and I will be there, will you?

  8. tommui March 6, 2014 8:20 am


    Best wishes Coach Wade!


  9. PONO March 6, 2014 8:24 am

    Nice to see the guys working hard on the field.

  10. Rodney March 6, 2014 8:27 am

    Any ex USC Qb Wittek news!!!!
    Please come,we want you!!
    Wittek s Warriors!!!!

  11. leron March 6, 2014 8:45 am

    The defense was on the practice field doing conditioning work with Beemer yesterday afternoon. Great to see the team put in the work in the off season.

  12. Inyoface March 6, 2014 8:58 am

    What happens in the off-season determines what happens in the season. We need to win!! Let’s Go!!!

  13. cheepono March 6, 2014 8:58 am

    wideout ryan pasoquen? he got moved from safety?

  14. d1shima March 6, 2014 9:04 am

    Great Morning All!

    5 years…can go by in the blink of an eye or seem like an ordeal.

  15. d1shima March 6, 2014 9:06 am

    Heard a good one…

    How does a construction project for a new building get delayed for 45 days because of asbestos? 😈

  16. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:15 am

    Wonder if Pasoquen position change is the result of the new defensive scheme.

  17. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2014 9:19 am

    Ryan Pasoquen indeed moved from safety to wideout. He’s been doing well there in unsupervised workouts.

  18. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2014 9:21 am

    Not sure if it’s the vog or some other thing, but Donnie King has been wearing a Darth Vader-like mask during drills.

  19. mauiwarrior March 6, 2014 9:23 am

    d1shima, cause the asbestos was in the underground conduits!

  20. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:28 am

    Maybe Donnie King has respiratory problem.

    Asthma, bronchitis?

  21. Mauibuilt March 6, 2014 9:28 am

    The Darth Vader looking mask is an elevation mask. Suppose to stimulate training at high altitudes

  22. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:28 am

    Helps increase VO2 Max?

  23. Duster March 6, 2014 9:33 am

    Elevation mask? Interesting. Donnie looked like he’s working out in Beijing and trying to avoid smog to me.

  24. Mauibuilt March 6, 2014 9:34 am

    Works pretty well. Got friends that use it for Muay thai/mma training. Not cheap though

  25. A-House March 6, 2014 9:41 am

    why is Justin Vele not a LB candidate? not fast enough? not strong enough? not agile/quick enough to cover a RB/FB or the perimeter?

    realize HS and D1 different, but???????

  26. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:43 am

    No kidding. Looks like the one King is wearing cost $80 bucks.

  27. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2014 9:43 am

    I guess Donnie King won’t be affected by the asbestos.

  28. ai-eee-soos March 6, 2014 9:44 am

    Tight end Justin Vele: Versatile.

  29. NorthShoreFan March 6, 2014 9:44 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….bootiful day…

    Na Wahine took it on the chin last night but…it’s a new day…IMUA NA KOA WAHINE!

    in case you might have missed this..

    122 days to add AC and ventilation!?!?!?…me thinks that would have been one of the items in the initial design…
    60 days for coordination & temporary certificate…ok…trying to get a temporary certificate of occupancy can be difficult if the project is not up to standards..got to bs a lot of things I guess.

    Anyhoo, sad that it’s a project donation from a former developer and it’s having these kinds of problems..

  30. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:45 am

    Think Vele went from LB to FB and TE. Jack of all trades, master of none.

  31. Mauibuilt March 6, 2014 9:47 am

    Find a used wetsuit for cheap, respirator from home depot and bam! Got your own training mask for about have da price. Some assembly required*

  32. NorthShoreFan March 6, 2014 9:47 am

    Justin Vele ..Tight end?…is it a position that will get him to the next level?
    Remember NC stating he wants players who aspire to play at the next level. I hope he is helping them get there by playing them in the best position for them.

  33. Mauibuilt March 6, 2014 9:47 am


  34. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2014 9:49 am

    Vele actually was a tight end/H-back this past season. Uh, gee, thanks for reading my stories.

  35. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:50 am

    Better yet to by some good tape and poke small holes.

  36. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:50 am

    Well, you did say google. And so I googled.

  37. Shoko March 6, 2014 9:51 am

    Anyway, time for lunch. I’m thinking sushi.

  38. A-House March 6, 2014 9:59 am

    why must the UH BOR approve Wade’s contract extension? part of their miniscule job description?

    seems like MICRO-MANAGEMENT!!

    If the BOR approved the UHAD hire, I’m sure that they considered all his qualifications and they should have enough trust in he and the Chancellor to handle this type of matter { UHAD recommends and Chancellor approves}. Does the BOR also approve the hire/pay, etc. of every Professor at UH? If no, then why the athletic department?

    UH BOR should be more concerned with the direction of the UH-system, it’s President { whom they hired}, campus and state-wide maintenance/constructions problems, future vision of where UH should go (including entry into the PAC-12), etc.

    Most of the BOR are in the executive management level (such as President of this or that, EXVP of this or that) do they and their BOD have to approve the extension/benefits of every minor VP in the company? If yes, then its no wonder the mentality they bring to the UH BOR.

    So much different from the military where you get whom ever is assigned to your command and you, as the leader, and your commanders at all levels have to use their personal skills, knowledge, experience, and training to mold each and every new individual assigned to improve the unit.

    Civilian leaders really should make an effort to hire these trained leaders who already posses the skills/knowledge necessary to be successful. Unfortunately, this does not happen.

  39. Shoko March 6, 2014 10:05 am

    I believe its like that at most schools. I know UNLV and UNR has to get approval from the Board of Regents. Boise State has to go through a State Board of Education review.

  40. A-House March 6, 2014 10:08 am

    re Vele #28 – #30 – #32 – #34:

    “jack of all, master of none” – yep and very little or no playing time – that type of back ground will NOT give him a chance in the NFL

    seems like a waste, but who am I to say.

  41. A-House March 6, 2014 10:09 am


    maybe so, but it certainly seems like a waste of effort and time when they have much more pressing needs to tend – JMHO

  42. Shoko March 6, 2014 10:19 am

    Even the Air Force Academy has something similar called the Board of Visitors that are made up of politicians. I’m sure Navy and Army have the same. So, even in the military there’s a degree of bureaucracy .

  43. A-House March 6, 2014 10:22 am

    all you basketball pundits and critics:

    UH men’s BB team lost 2 or 3 close games in the last few minutes or seconds of games at home and on the road when they had the lead

    if you know that the opponents have good/excellent 3 point shooters, why not put your tallest players up front in a 3 – 2 formation to disrupt the 3-point shooters from making their shots and lose the game when UH is up by 2 or more points – at worst, let the opponent score 2-points via a lay up or jump shot, but not give up the 3s to lose the game

    if this strategy was employed and successful, UH would already be over 20 game win season

    also, why not full-court press your opponent when there are only seconds left in the game rather than give them free reign getting the ball up to or near the half court line without taking any time off the clock? a foul may give the opponent 2 points at the max!!!

    would this strategy be any different that a football opponent, such as UNLV, who used 6′ 4″ receivers to jump against UH 5′ 9″ or 5′ 10″ safeties to win the game with less than 30 seconds to play

  44. A-House March 6, 2014 10:28 am


    my reference to the military in #38 was to express the point that you cannot select who you want in your command, except when a General Officer is appointed as a Division Commander, he is given the privilege of selecting his own Chief of Staff – you take what is dealt to you

    and, the military is totally controlled by “civilians” including the academies – look what our civilian leaders did to us in Vietnam – body count to show Americans how we were winning the war

  45. jm2375 March 6, 2014 10:30 am

    Mr. A-house – the BOR, at the very least, approves of practially every position at UH. Not sure about the hiring and contract renewals of, those individuals. When I was employed at UH, my APT position was considered a BOR appt. Most of these approvals are rubber-stamp type, but I imagine some of the more high-profile ones are debated in meetings. I believe most of the Asst Coach positions are APT, not sure about head coaches.

  46. Shoko March 6, 2014 10:34 am

    Duly noted, Colonel. 😉

  47. PONO March 6, 2014 10:35 am

    A-House. The reason why UH BBall did not press at the end of the games is because they were in the bonus and a foul 50 ft away from the basket would look like a foolish coaching move. The 3pt shot at LB was caused because they got penetration which sucked the defense to the ball and left the shooter open. It’s natural instinct for players to get sucked to the ball leaving perimeter players open. I’m not a fan of Gib’s coaching but I give him a pass on those last possession situations. If you want to see a brilliant coaching move look at what the Oakland University coach did in their conference tournament yesterday. That win was because of the coach. Pure genius.

  48. Shoko March 6, 2014 10:36 am

    Hmm, this maguro smells really fishy. Hope I don’t get sick.

  49. Stretch March 6, 2014 10:48 am

    @Shoko – does it taste like chicken?

  50. Otto March 6, 2014 11:19 am

    #45. The BOR is going to review everything cuz of all the criticism UH has been getting regarding overpaying coaches, having an OC get paid for a year but not coaching, etc.

    The BOR and UH get consistantly criticized by paper and TV news stories. The TV news are the worst the digs up something minor and then go to DMK for a comment. She takes the opportunity to blast UH again and raise her profile for her congressional run.

  51. Otto March 6, 2014 11:21 am

    #47 – Read the Career Changes blog. The blogger also critizices Gib’s strategy at the end of the Long Beach game based on game theory. He says UH should have fouled and make sure the guy didn’t get the shot off….

  52. BigWave96744 March 6, 2014 11:52 am

    Last season Pasoquen and Ewaliko hung out a lot on game day.
    Funny that Keelan moved from WR to S and Pasoquen has now done the opposite.

    I’ve always liked Pasoquen since he first walked on. Athletic local boy out of Leilehua and always upbeat, even if on the scout team and in the stands on game day. I hope he gets PT before its all said and done.

  53. A-House March 6, 2014 12:04 pm


    maybe that’s the reason UH is so screwed up – cause the BOR wants to micro-manage.

    let the leaders run the show and if they screw up let them know it will be their last – write that into the contract

  54. al March 6, 2014 12:06 pm

    ahouse…excellent. you ask a question and answer it. all in one fell swoop.
    too goood.

  55. cocobean March 6, 2014 12:06 pm

    #51. Talk about out of the box thinking. UH is up by one with 18 secs left. He argues it would have been better stategy to put LBS on the line for a one and one rather than to just play defense. You got to read his reasoning and his passionate comebacks to the disagreeing responders.

    It kind of reminded of something JJ uttered a couple of times when talking about critics of his stategy or his philosophy – it went something like ….the sad part is they don’t know that they don’t know.

  56. Shoko March 6, 2014 12:24 pm

    Reminds me of that saying: ignorance is bliss

    Once the truth is revealed and acknowledged, one realizes they were happier being clueless because when they finally have the “Ah, that makes sense” moment, they suddenly feel inadequate.

    Sometimes that’s part of being a fan and having a passion for the game. Tends to keep us more involved, right?

  57. boolakanaka March 6, 2014 12:26 pm

    The BOR being immersed in the fairly pedestrian dealings of HR and compensation is not only inefficient, it is contrary to how most major universities utilize their BOR. In short, most BORs have the following responsibilities:

    Creating strategic plans for the Board and approving mission statements and strategic plans for the institutions, as well as monitoring progress toward strategic goals.
    Creating and monitoring implementation of broad policies.
    Reviewing and approving academic programs.
    Approving budgets, tuition and fees, bonding, investment policies, and other business and finance matters.
    Managing and controlling property and capital projects.
    Hiring and evaluating performance of the university presidents and school superintendents.
    Maintaining oversight on matters related to personnel and employment relations; administering the Regent Merit System and coordinating Regent collective bargaining activities.
    Serving as trustees of the Hospitals and Clinics (if part of the university system).
    Monitoring and coordinating legislative matters and interactions with other state agencies.
    Conducting studies and investigations, either alone or in association with the institutions and/or other agencies, and reporting findings and recommendations.

    Summarily, their roles are aimed toward thematic goals, strategic operations and planning, and anything with a greater fiduciary responsibility, or in other words, not hiring assistant athletic coaches.

  58. PONO March 6, 2014 12:30 pm

    51. I did see that blog post and while game theory is a valid tool to evaluate decision making it doesn’t make sense in that part of the game. It’s based on percentages and players would not be smart enough to execute it perfectly. This would entail telling them to only foul certain players who have a low enough FT percentage to work the odds in UH’s favor and to play out the clock if other players touched the ball. You have to stick with one strategy and it was to play out the clock. It was a contested 3 not a wide open shot and top 3 pt shooters hit 40% of their shots so the odds were still in our favor.

  59. Kannakattack March 6, 2014 12:32 pm

    How long do these unsupervised workouts last ST? Time wise and do they lead all the way up to June 1st?

  60. Shoko March 6, 2014 12:33 pm

    I recall someone mentioning Jordan Puu-Robinson applying to get another year. Did he get a medical waiver?

  61. Shoko March 6, 2014 12:35 pm

    I do believe that Spring training starts April 1st and runs through most of April.

  62. Stephen Tsai March 6, 2014 1:10 pm

    I’m not sure how long the workouts last. I only stumble on them when I go to volleyball practice.

  63. Kapahulu March 6, 2014 1:11 pm

    Anyone else read the article in today’s newspaper UH Audit report on the delays in the construction of the Ching Field Complex?

  64. Tom Clarke March 6, 2014 1:41 pm

    Thanks ST for the pics. Miss the little guy so good to see him in your post.

  65. marleysdad March 6, 2014 2:07 pm

    Little guy?

  66. Old School Dave March 6, 2014 2:09 pm

    Wow! Reggie Torres is out as Head Football Coach at Kahuku High.

  67. Warrior Dave March 6, 2014 2:10 pm

    Congrats Charlie Wade on the extension. Very deserving. But don’t hold your breath waiting to sign it. I’m guessing it’ll be ready in 18-24 months after BOR approves it. UH attorneys suck!! Look how long it’s taking to get Gibs contract written after it was approved.

  68. jimmy the lock March 6, 2014 2:23 pm

    Wow is right about Torres and Rep. Hanohano only gets a public reprimand…oh my.

  69. tommui March 6, 2014 2:26 pm

    The new coach at Kahuku got his education in Utah.

    Don’t know if he is Mormon. 🙂
    I’m sure someone will point this out as a conspiracy of some kind! 😉

    (My theory is if he is agnostic and born in the Sudan, if he wins, he’s OK with me)

  70. tommui March 6, 2014 2:29 pm

    ST: Who is doing the passing to the receivers?

  71. ai-eee-soos March 6, 2014 2:44 pm

    has this been posted yet?

    Colts cut ex-Warrior Samson Satele.

    see SA news.

  72. ai-eee-soos March 6, 2014 2:51 pm

    link to nfl.com on Samson …


  73. jimmy the lock March 6, 2014 3:01 pm

    From the looks of it the new head FB coach at Kahuku is from the mainland. Geez, Kahuku must pay their coaches very well. 😆

  74. Shoko March 6, 2014 3:06 pm

    Kahuku pipeline will now lead to Utah.

  75. Shoko March 6, 2014 3:08 pm

    Or worse, being from Idaho, he might steer recruits to Boise.

  76. old808 March 6, 2014 3:29 pm

    The coaching change at Kahuku is very sad. Reggie has been and I know will continue to be supportive of the school. He has given his heart and soul to the school and the community for all of his life. What ever the reasons for the new principal’s decision to make these changes are hopefully made due to cause and not her personal power trip to just make wholesale changes. She is from the community and she has probably known Reggie all of her life and all the family issues that go along with living in that community. The issues in Kahuku is uniquely a total community affair.

  77. old808 March 6, 2014 3:32 pm

    Coaches are not paid well in Kahuku. The coaches who are at Kahuku do it for the love of the school, community and the game of football.

  78. Old School Dave March 6, 2014 4:13 pm

    Seems like a case of a new principal establishing her authority. Have heard nothing but great things about Coach Torres as a person and his dedication to Kahuku High and the kids there. He’s the one coach that has been Pro UH, and it’s troubling that they would hire a coach from Idaho who was a GA at Utah. I hope I’m worrying about nothing.

  79. RB March 6, 2014 4:16 pm

    Watching the UHMBB on TV and I must say seems like Christian Standhardinger is playing soft right now. He is 0-3 and is trying to hard to get the And 1 shot. Just shoot the ball and it will come. Stop trying so hard for it……

  80. RB March 6, 2014 4:20 pm

    Wow USCB is on fire from the 3 point line. Gib should get out of the zone and go man to man….

  81. Warrior Dave March 6, 2014 4:47 pm

    Points in the paint tough tonight. Fotu had a few early but now… Lots of blocked shots and changed shots going inside.

  82. ai-eee-soos March 6, 2014 4:48 pm

    A few days ago, when Mike Edwards was “in the news”, was this link posted?


  83. Hilo-Warrior March 6, 2014 5:00 pm

    Besides that three that UCSB made to end UH 8-0 run, Hawaii has been playing better after the double tech.

    But the student on the court was completely unacceptable. Something bigger needs to be done across the board in NCAA Basketball to protect players and coaches from the fans and vise versa.

    Go Warriors, heres for a strong end and win!

  84. tommui March 6, 2014 5:21 pm

    Some poster was mentioning that Colt was “unable to play” and no longer with the LA Kiss.

    Today’s OC Weekly: “In order to carry through with ownership’s proclamations of an in-your-face brand of football, the LA KISS went out and acquired the best available talent. Leading the squad as quarterback will be Colt Brennan, the former Mater Dei High quarterback who went on to become NCAA’s single-season leader in touchdown passes. He acknowledges the LA KISS is unlike any other team he’s played for, but he’s upbeat and excited about the team’s prospects on and off the field.

    “The reality-show aspect has been a little bit different, but it hasn’t been anything crazy,” Brennan say. “We’ve been in a football mentality since we showed up.”

    After being seriously injured in a car accident, the Laguna Beach native wants another crack at the NFL. Initially apprehensive about joining an AFL team, he was sold about playing for the LA KISS after speaking with ownership. “This is an adult league, and we’re treated like professionals,” the quarterback says. “This is definitely going to be another pathway to get back to the NFL, and the level of talent in the Arena League is top-notch and will hopefully show someone in the NFL to give me a shot again.”

  85. 3-Prong March 6, 2014 5:54 pm

    Williams is a BEAST. 3-Pointers killing us. No give up!

  86. 3-Prong March 6, 2014 6:53 pm

    OK time to give up. Let’s Go Wahine! Hehe

  87. Ipu Man March 6, 2014 7:36 pm

    Coach Torres is like that dame in Gone With The Wind standing
    in her onion patch saying, Tomorrow is a new day! Never give up
    coach. You are too good.

  88. Warrior Dave March 6, 2014 7:48 pm

    Didn’t a part of the North Shore community rally against Coach Torres one time for not running up the score, or was upset because he want playing their kids enough or something along those lines? Wonder how that part of the community feels about this action and having an “outsider” come in to coach at Kahuku?

  89. Warrior Dave March 6, 2014 7:52 pm

    Wonder what UCSB’s statement will be regarding the fan that confronted Coach Gib? No security intervened. Could have been an ugly situation especially if one of our players started pounding his okole. What is he had a knife or gun?? Maybe UCSB should use some of that extra $$$ from flights UH pays for and hired some security. Glad it’s going national but I don’t know if it will result in changes there.

  90. el burro sabio March 6, 2014 8:09 pm

    The way things are going, the Big West is going to try to suspend Stanhardinger and Nevels for shoving the idiot that came onto the court.

  91. kev-1 March 6, 2014 8:25 pm

    If anyone is interested in the LA Kiss . . .


    The transaction wire does not show Colt being moved off the PUP list yet.

  92. kev-1 March 6, 2014 8:27 pm

    el burro . . .

    No way. They didn’t do anything that would warrant a suspension from my opinion. I could see if they pursued the fan. But the physical contact was purely to prevent the fan from attacking Gib. It was nice to see Stanhardinger step up for his coach, though. I am pretty sure people have questioned their relationship here before.

  93. redraider4life March 6, 2014 8:29 pm

    Stupid principal, stupid AD, & stupid haole doesn’t’ know what he’s getting into!

  94. kev-1 March 6, 2014 9:38 pm

    How often do schools go out of state for a high school football coach? This was a shocker to me.

  95. old808 March 6, 2014 9:56 pm

    *90 Some of the parents were upset that their sons couldn’t play because Torres instituted guidelines in regards to the student/athletes responsibility towards their academics and also that another coach was not selected to be the head coach.

  96. bulavinaka March 6, 2014 10:09 pm

    From the last time I recall, multiple players on the team made some type of transitional change in positions. Vele moved to fullback when tuioti took full control of the lb’rs. He had his guys he wanted to play there and it didn’t work, vele wasn’t a part of his plan. Wonder why tony is no longer in control or yet alone still on the staff. Can vele play the lb position? Last time I recalled upon chows arrival, he was at the two spot backing up starter brendan daley during the spring of 2012 and ran the fastest 40 out of all the lb’rs at 4.7. He is also a very good reader, could shed the blocks, plug holes and had a nack for the ball. Don’t see anything wrong with him playing the position. Last spring vele had a very good spring playing as a tightend/h-back making multiple receptions and td’s until his injury. He didn’t fully recover throughout last season and just like tightend jordan puu robinson, he was sparingly utilized. Hopefully he has healed and can help the team where they need him the most.

    A-house don’t hate or degrade, support.

  97. Warrior Dave March 6, 2014 10:17 pm

    Rum our was correct that the incident regarding the drunk/high UCSB fan was detailed on Sportscenter after 2 premier NBA games. Coach Gib got a rather lengthy interview and bottom line, UCSB is getting publicity that they don’t want. It was a joke that security wasn’t on hand to take care of this on a timely manner.

  98. d1shima March 6, 2014 10:20 pm


  99. el burro sabio March 6, 2014 10:35 pm

    C’mon kev-1, I thought you understood sarcasm when you read it 🙂

    KHON reported that the idiot was arrested. For obvious reasons they need to come down hard on him, the next idiot could be packing something.

  100. J.V.Sr March 6, 2014 11:12 pm

    Aloha everyone. I haven’t been on this blog in while. Just so happened I was doing some research and decided to read all the wonderful comments some of you folks posted on my son and the wonderful world of warrior sports.

    I respect each and everyone of your opinions whether is good or bad. It comes with the territory and a part of our everyday life. Some how we all find a way to overcome. My son has worked hard over the years and is doing what he is capable of doing to benefit the his family, the team and the community. He would love the opportunity to play the LB position again next to his cousin Lance Williams, but that’s not his call. So he does what is asked of him to do and doesn’t complain. If he needs to work harder on earning some PT, than that’s what he needs to do. If that opportunity never comes, at he was a part of and will forever be a Rainbow Warrior.

    Good Night Folks, Mahalo Stay Blessed.

    As True Rainbow Warrior Fans, I hope we all can respect and do the same.

  101. ?????? March 6, 2014 11:13 pm


  102. al March 6, 2014 11:56 pm

    102…well put with a lot of class. we should all display the same.

    …nuff said!

  103. al March 7, 2014 12:30 am

    old808…all public school coaches get the same pay scale regardless of school. a few thousand per year or roughly $1.00 an hour.

  104. kruzen March 7, 2014 1:54 am

  105. Slugger March 7, 2014 3:23 am

    Morning, gang!

    Thanks for the pics from practice, ST. Got a fund raising call from a DLB (#28 last season). Stressed to him to make sure he gets to unsupervised practices. The kids I watched who put in the time during unsupervised practices did well.

    Hope to see Craig Cofer tomorrow at the Phoenix Aloha Festival. And maybe I can find some poi…

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  106. boolakanaka March 7, 2014 4:57 am

    I for one, will say, that it is not cool to call someone a “stupid haole”. While, I am not thrilled or happy with Coach Torres, unceremonious departure, there is no need to vilify another person, with a racial pejorative. It serves no purpose other than to marignalize someone, and moveover, for real kanaka maoli, is not in keeping with practice of malama pono.

    I would be remissed to say (and for transparency sake) to say my old friend, Doug Semones, was both a caucasian and a Hawaiian at heart coach, as they come. Furthermore, he reinstituted the Kahuku program, and made it one of the elite programs in the state, as he reamains one of their most successful coaches in history.

  107. A-House March 7, 2014 6:06 am


    “don’t hate or degrade” – my comments on Vele were more like questions as to why the coaches are not using him at LB

    as J.V.,Sr posted, JV,Jr would like the opportunity to play at LB, but the coaches have a different mind and that’s their call

    “support” – hell, I’ve supporting UH football since 1959 – not only by being a season ticket holder since 9/68 – how about U?

    why the 9 year spread? – students went for free, by paying the “athletic fee, and then the 4 years active duty

  108. A-House March 7, 2014 6:14 am

    perhaps, if the parents are unhappy with the new principal, we may see many good football players move to another public school or join the ranks at Punahou or St Louis or Iolani or Damien

    perhaps, this will be the start of recruiting football coaches from the mainland which may be very detrimental to UH’s fortunes

  109. NorthShoreFan March 7, 2014 7:03 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos….bootiful day

    Prepare for success Warriors!…IMUA!

    maybe Coach Torres can move down the street and do some work at Waialua HS & I

  110. Ipu Man March 7, 2014 7:29 am

    The new guy will probably install a high paced high flying pass attack to razzle dazzle Punahou and other teams like St. Louis and Kamehameha.

  111. Inyoface March 7, 2014 8:05 am

    I don’t think it was the security’s fault, that can happen at any stadium or arena. You can’t control a random fan running onto a court or field.

  112. jimmy the lock March 7, 2014 8:25 am

    I was waiting for the Gibber to clock him with an overhand right.

    Have a good Friday and a safe yet insane weekend.


  113. jimmy the lock March 7, 2014 8:27 am

    Too bad for Colt, such as life.

  114. tommui March 7, 2014 8:37 am

    NUTS – life is hard!

    Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.

    Brennan said the condition was caused from injuries suffered in a 2010 two-car accident in which he was a passenger. Brennan was hospitalized for eight days with injuries to his head, ribs and collarbone from the Big Island accident on Nov. 19, 2010.

    Brennan signed with the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League on Oct. 29, 2013. During the team’s physical examinations, Brennan’s condition was detected. Brennan said he was diagnosed with TBI following a series of medical tests. Dr. Vernon Williams specializes in neurology and pain management.

    The KISS placed Brennan on the physically-unable-to-perform list last week.

    “They did some tests, and there were major concerns about me playing football,” said Brennan, adding, “I was medically not cleared to play.”

    Brennan said he will meet with a neurologist in Hawaii next week for a second opinion. He also wants to find out why he received medical clearance to play in what became short stints with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2011 and Saskatchewan of the Canadian Football League in 2012.

    Brennan said he and his Honolulu neurologist will review “these new tests just so I can know if football is really over.”

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