Grice-Mullins to sign with Dolphins

Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullins are about to be reunited.

According to a source, Grice-Mulins will sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins today. Bess led the Dolphins with 76 catches for 758 yards this past season.

Both were UH slotbacks in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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Thanks again to volleyball players Joshua Walker and Steven Grgas for participating in today’s Warrior Beat Show.

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By the way, former UH head coach Mike Wilton is now an assistant coach at Northern Arizona.

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One of the cool things about men’s volleyball is the warm relationship between the teams and their fans. Penn State coach Mark Pavlik writes his own newsletter. Can you imagine a BCS football coach doing that? Here’s Pavlik’s latest entry:

Happy New Year!

2010 is upon us and we have kicked the year off by getting back into south gym on January 2nd in preparation for this year’s Outrigger Invitational! In fact, the time is 2:45 AM on January 5th and I am in the office getting everything ready for our 4 AM bus ride down to Philadelphia where we will fly to Dallas/Ft. Worth then on to Honolulu. We are scheduled to arrive there at 5:50 PM local time – which is 10:50 PM our time. If you figure another hour for luggage, getting the vans and getting checked into the hotel our total travel time will be about 20 hours! I can hear the groans of disgust coming from many of you out there…especially the ones living in Central PA where the temperatures have been hovering around the single digits…about the weather to which we will have to acclimate in Hawaii!

We have been fortunate in the invitations to this and to past Outriggers. The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball will have a different look this year as long-time coach and friend Mike Wilton retired after last season. Former Wahine assistant Charlie Wade returns to the island to coach the men. No doubt Charlie will have the Warriors ready to go in this opening weekend.

Before we get to the Warriors we pick up where we last left off with the USC Trojans! The Trojans return all their starters except libero Luke Morris from last year’s NCAA runner-up team which we battled in the NCAA semifinals last year. Given their physicality I suspect that Thursday evening’s match with them will be a slugfest. It should be a great one to start the season and get the guys focused on the year!

Then we wrap up the tournament on Saturday against the Ohio State Buckeyes. It’ll be great to see Pete Hanson, Tim Embaugh and Sean Byron and to begin our 2010 Big Ten Season…of three matches…with them! They’ll have a little bit more experience in some positions and should be a strong contender for the MIVA championship!

So here we are, poised for another year of PSU men’s volleyball. For me it is hard to believe that we are at the starting line already. I am excited about the guys and the staff. We’ll be a different kind of team than in the past but even that may change as the season wears on and the guys improve and we figure out who we are and what we need to be in May!

The great thing is that we will have all of you with us for this journey! I can’t say enough how much we appreciate everything you do and all the support you’ve given PSU MVB over the years! Let’s get ready for a great ride this year!

All the best,
Pav, Colin, Jay and the Nittany Lions

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Former UH linebacker Blaze Soares leaves tomorrow to train in Arizona. He will alternate between two facilities.

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Wideout Rodney Bradley continues to make a strong improvement from a broken fibula and tibia in his left leg, but he still expects to skip spring training. He is on target to be 100 percent for the start of training camp in August.

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Thanks to Steve Kajihiro of Island Sports Media for this picture of Ryan Mouton (from Sunday’s game):


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ESPN wants to start a 3-D channel. Oh, great, if we’re not dorky enough, now we have to walk around the house wearing these:



  1. mctruck January 5, 2010 4:47 am


    good morning sleepy heads……

    congrats to Boise St., on their win…..makes the WAC proud.

  2. mctruck January 5, 2010 4:51 am

    ESPN reports this morning that BSU returns all starters next year except for one due to graduation…….arrrrrrgh!!!

  3. haka January 5, 2010 4:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Warrior Nation!

  4. CHEE! January 5, 2010 4:55 am

    Thought Mike Wilton was going to be an assistant coach at BYU?

  5. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 5:01 am

    Top 5? Chomping at the bit for some Warrior recruiting news…

  6. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:19 am

    He did that. Now he’s going to help his friend at Northern Arizona.

  7. NYUH January 5, 2010 5:20 am

    So with only two starting seniors graduating, will Boise State start off the year ranked #1?

  8. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:22 am

    Like I said last week, it would take a couple of weeks before UH gets more commitments. So there’s another week to go.
    Don’t worry. There will be a lot of news coming up.
    What’s that line? Something about things going gradually and then suddenly?

  9. jm2375 January 5, 2010 5:22 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 10!

    Needs lots of kope today. Some people in this house didn’t go to sleep till 4 and I wake up at 5.

    off to work. hiho

  10. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:26 am

    I’m figuring Boise finishes fourth in the final poll.
    I’m basing this on Alabama winning.
    So Alabama gets No. 1.
    Florida is No. 2.
    Texas is No. 3.
    Then Boise State.
    If Boise finishes No. 2, then the assumption is that the BCS screwed up and really needs a playoff.
    The BCS will argue that Boise State played the “weakest” BCS bowl opponent, even though it was the BCS that set up the matchup between non-BCS teams.

  11. Bulla January 5, 2010 5:32 am


  12. Bulla January 5, 2010 5:33 am

    i agree with BS being #4 although I feel they should be higher…politics…can’t avoid it…but congrats to the Smurfs for their win.

    Good luck today with the VB players on the ‘show’…are the ceilings high enough for these tall guys to be on the radio??? haha, j/k 🙂

  13. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 5:34 am

    Thanks, ST. I’m on unpaid furlough this week so I have too much time on my hands 🙂

    As far as Boise St returning all their starters except for 2, all the mo bettah when we beat them on the smurf turf but first we have the beat the rubbers in the season opener.

  14. Bulla January 5, 2010 5:36 am

    did you hear that one of the proprietors of an AZ facility will be opening here in Hawaii this year, probably later in the spring? If so, that would offer a more affordable alternative to more athletes. The flip side though is that if they stay home, the distractions are many…….decisions, decisions……….

  15. Bulla January 5, 2010 5:38 am


    good morning, wow, furlough week? not too good, the honey dew list must be longer than long, haha. took me about 5 seconds to understand the comment about the season opener, good one….rub a dub dub, beat’em with a club….along those lines.

    have a good week, get your ‘dew list’ to the ‘done list’, and there will be more recruiting news as LOI day looms closer and closer.

  16. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:41 am

    I still blame Boise for its situation.
    It tries to pull that Patriots act.
    The Patriots promote the appearance that the system makes the difference.
    No, it’s the combination of a good system and great players, like Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, etc.
    The Broncos have a good system and great players, too. Their defensive players, in particular, were highly regarded recruits. But their publicity folks promote the image that the system made the players instead of it being a collaborative effort.
    That’s fine in the NFL, where merit — a team’s record — is rewarded through a playoff system.
    That’s not fine in the BCS system, where image factors in determining rankings, bowl placements and, thus, national-title possibilities.
    Boise State, which doesn’t print media guides and limits access to players and assistant coaches, needs to promote itself as a great team with great players, regardless of league affiliation. Or else it will continue to be known as the good team from a bad conference that relies heavily on trickery. (Think of last night’s fake punt, the final play in their previous Fiesta Bowl appearance, the blue turf, etc.)
    Boise State deserves better. It starts from within.

  17. NYUH January 5, 2010 5:47 am

    I think BS could go as high as 3 this season if the championship game is a blowout, but yes Florida is likely number 2.

  18. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 5:47 am


    Yeah, my work shut down for the last 2 weeks of December and we fill the pukas that are not covered by company holidays with vacation days. They decided to furlough us for one week in the first week of January so that way they can keep the facility shut down for one more week but it is unpaid and we cannot use any vacation…blah, blah, blah. They seem to forget that this week follows all the debts accumulated from XMAS shopping, not to mention end of year bills. Oh well, I guess we are suppose to be happy we have a job 🙂

  19. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:51 am

    I think yesterday’s Fiesta Bowl also shows why Boise State should stay put.
    If Boise is in the WAC, Boise-TCU is a great BCS game on national television.
    If Boise is in the Mountain West, Boise-TCU is a great regular-season game on CSTV.
    What’s that beer commercial? Too heavy, too light?

  20. d1島 January 5, 2010 5:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good Luck to the VolleyBows this season!

    Good Luck to erryboddy who is headed back into traffic this morning.


    Sorry to hear about the furlough.

  21. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 5:56 am

    Sorry to hear about your furlough situation.
    It’s different at UH. In what amounts to a 5 percent paycut, UH workers are off during the winter and spring breaks. One of the UH employees said they loved not having to work during the holiday weeks, especially since they still were being paid, albeit at a lower rate.

  22. d1島 January 5, 2010 6:05 am

    I guess like AZ says, just lucky to still have a job. 🙄

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  23. Southbay January 5, 2010 6:07 am


    Do you know approximately how many scholarships we have left available to give? I thought we had used them all up or were getting very close to it.

  24. Southbay January 5, 2010 6:09 am

    Question for the VB guys Joshua and Stephen: How high is your standing vertical jump and how high can you touch?

  25. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 6:19 am

    These are the measures the company that I work for has taken last year to avoid layoffs:

    1. No raises
    2. 36 hr paid work week (i.e. 10% pay cut) from last Aug to Dec
    3. If you retire after last 9/1, then you lose your medical benefits.
    4. Matching that was 100% for 401K is now 50%
    5. Furlough unpaid 1st week in Jan, although they are restoring our base pay effective this year.

    They project 2010 to be another challennging year.

  26. Bulla January 5, 2010 6:29 am

    I hear you, and it is the same if not worse in so many places. Unfortunately, that is the way of the land for now, and we are either in it, or we are in it……in other words, we are stuck in the middle of the quagmire.

    3 levels of living in this world: Survival, Success, Significance

    Survival: almost 2 billion people live on less than $2 per day

    Success: if you live in the United States, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, you are considered a success in the eyes of the world. this is a benefit of living in this country 🙂

    Significance: this is living for something larger than yourself, be it a movement, a belief,……instead of ‘self’ you would be living for a greater purpose.

    just thinking out loud to the Tsaikos across the land 🙂 now everyone be blessed so you may bless others……

  27. LizKauai (iPhone) January 5, 2010 6:32 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Wow. Lots of good reading material today. Looking forward to a great MVB season!!!

  28. Bulla January 5, 2010 6:32 am

    Your explanation was very thorough, it made me think of my situation where i am employed

    1. No raises / the same
    2. 36 hr paid work week (i.e. 10% pay cut) from last Aug to Dec / 60 hour work week with same pay
    3. If you retire after last 9/1, then you lose your medical benefits. / went from Summerlin to HMSA (that is a miracle in itself)
    4. Matching that was 100% for 401K is now 50% / our 401k became a 201k, nah just joking… matching funds for 2009, and we had to fight to get them to match 2008. no matching funds for 2010.
    5. Furlough unpaid 1st week in Jan, although they are restoring our base pay effective this year. / no furloughs, but if you don’t use your vacation it is a use it or lose it deal….

    it could be worse so i have adopted the adage, ‘no grumbo be humbo’

  29. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 6:34 am

    I do feel for you.
    The worst part, for you — for everybody — is that the quality of work hasn’t changed. You’re still doing your best, but the economy or whatever it is, changes the compensation. The unfairness adds to the frustration. Which is why — dammit — people want their sports teams to at least succeed. We all need distractions.

  30. Garret January 5, 2010 6:40 am

    TV ratings for the Fiesta Bowl:

    2010 (BSU vs. TCU): 12.85 million (4.2 in the demo, which determines commercial prices)
    2009 (Texas vs. OSU): 17.06 million (6.0 in the demo)

    Overnight rating comparison:

    2010 (BSU vs. TCU): 8.3
    2009: (Texas vs. OSU): 11.5

    When comparing BSU’s two games in the Fiesta Bowl, 2010 got an 8.3 overnight rating and 2007 (against Oklahoma) got a 8.9. Every game that involved the WAC or MWC in a BCS game has fallen into the bottom 10 for the TV ratings for all BCS games.

    TV is what provides the money for those BCS payouts…and the TV networks pay based on how many people will be watching the games. The TV networks do *not* care about the merit of the teams, they just care about viewers.

  31. Bulla January 5, 2010 6:45 am


    That is a very, very good point. As it applies on our homefront and with our very own Green & Black Warriors, I feel that it is a marketing opportunity that the state is missing out on. There is no competition for that segment of our discretionary spending, i.e., now pro sports team in town. UH is THE GAME in Hawaii, and the powers that be seem to be taking that for granted instead of taking advantage of that uniqueness.

    It is not a new marketing trend or direction, it is a fact of life. Professional sports organizations cannot operate in Hawaii because it is cost prohibitive. Enough economics, back to the point……referring to your comment about people want ‘their’ sports teams to at least succeed. Winning would be the ultimate reward and further enhance the vicarious experience of the average fan in Hawaii. To further develop that relationship, if we cannot have as many ‘wins’ as we like, let us be competitive at least. To offset the lack of wins, coordinate community efforts for the team. This would help instill in the players a better sense of ‘giving back’ to those less fortunate.

    I don’t know what NCAA regulations they would have to operate under, but I strongly feel that it is a privilege and honor to wear the colors of your school, and more so if you are fortunate to have a scholarship, and having said that the players need to be more accountable.

    I am sure there are a lot of players that would like to ‘do something’ to help the community on a CONSISTENT basis and not for just a cameo video shot. It is only by helping others less fortunate that we realize how very fortunate and blessed we are.

    just my 2 sense……….. 🙂

  32. Bulla January 5, 2010 6:46 am

    no, not now, sorry……

  33. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 6:46 am

    Yeah, I hear you ST and Bulla…”no grumbo be humbo” and Warriors kick arse in 2010, starting with the rubbers in the season opener. Set the bar high and exceed expectations. SC is ripe for the taking 🙂

  34. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 6:50 am


    This reminds me…back in our day the average attendance at Aloha Stadicum was in the low 40K. It should be that way; for every game and the marquee games should sell out. They need to do a better job of marketing to students, alumni, military, families, etc. If we show that our stands are filled for every game, it will show Hawaii as a player. Just my 2 cents…

  35. whitey January 5, 2010 6:52 am

    but then again, who set up BSU vs TCU????

  36. whitey January 5, 2010 6:52 am

    good morning tsaikos

  37. Garret January 5, 2010 6:53 am

    The LA Times says that BSU will have a shot at the national title next year. That should increase interest in WAC games involving them next year.

    Yet, the bounce Boise will get out of this Fiesta Bowl sets it up for a serious run at next season’s national title.

    The Broncos return 21 starters off a 14-0 team and should enter next season ranked in the top five.

    “We’ve got a lot of guys back,” quarterback Kellen Moore said. “It’s something that we can build on.”

    Write this down: Boise State can win the national title next season. The Broncos’ schedule strength, playing in the Western Athletic Conference, will always make it tough. Preseason position, though, is the most important thing.

    Boise State also opens the season against Virginia Tech in Landover, Md., and gets a home crack at another Pac-10 team, Oregon State.

    TCU, despite the loss, should also contend for next season’s crown. The Horned Frogs return the core of this 12-1 team and should start the season in the top 10.

  38. AZWARRIOR22 January 5, 2010 6:53 am

    I think I remember a game against a Division II school Abilene Christian that drew like 41000. Now we are lucky to get 25000 for a Division II opponent. I think our schedule is stronger than back then but we didn’t have PPV either UH needs to do more creative marketing to increase attendance.

  39. Garret January 5, 2010 6:57 am


    The games involving WAC or MWC teams in BCS bowl games against teams from AQ conferences are all in the bottom 10 of all BCS TV games. It doesn’t even matter if they play a team from the SEC or Big 12, the ratings are still in the bottom 10 for the BCS.

  40. Bulla January 5, 2010 7:01 am

    good morning whitey,

    what’s shaking on the No Ka Oi island? golf spelled backwards is flog…just a thought….


    good point, the slow demise, because the lower our ‘baseline’ becomes, the more acceptable that figure becomes…..i don’t have the answers, but there are some out there……the product….the game itself……the players, the coaches, even the sports writers (tsk, tsk) play a pivotal role in what I call ‘The Way of The Winning Warrior’.

    Winning is not an accomplishment, it is an attitude.
    It is an attitude of ownership, accountability and pride,
    It is an attitude of NOT accepting mediocrity,
    It is an attitude of victory,
    It is an attitude of ‘…if anything, be it everything..’,
    It is an attitude of ‘not on my watch’,
    It is an attitude ‘if not me, then whom’,
    It is an attitude of ‘why not, instead of why me’
    It is an attitude of ‘i have left my soul on the field of battle, it is finished’

    ……..attitude…………something to be nurtured, developed, taught and coached…………the spirit of excellence in all that we do will take us where we need to be.

  41. Bulla January 5, 2010 7:17 am

    Did I break the blog site, or just scare everyone off? haha, just some ideas boys and gurlz, nothing more and nothing less…….we should all sit in a ‘think tank’ instead of tanking our thinking and come up with some ideas……..and then have a mini Tsaiko Gate……………..long ways til kickoff against the Wooden Horsie boyz.

  42. rage777 January 5, 2010 7:42 am

    Joshua and Steven,

    What exactly did you do this off season to “improve greatly”?

  43. rage777 January 5, 2010 7:44 am

    Joshua and Steven,

    Are there any big coaching differences between Coach Wilson and Coach Wade?

  44. Slugger January 5, 2010 7:50 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Coach Wilton is a friend of the WVB coach at NAU. Wilton said he used to help out with the summer VB camps there. Good for him.


    Didn’t you mean your question to read:
    Are there any big coaching differences between Coach Wilton and Coach Wade?

  45. Hoohiki January 5, 2010 8:04 am

    ST, what do you think about letting Coach Wade write a letter to fans similar to Coach Pavlik’s above on your blog occasionally? I think we would enjoy that.y

    Question for Josh and Steve: As the veterans of the team who have played for UH for a couple of years, how do you feel about Umlauft coming in as a newbie and maybe taking on the role as the go to guy now, especially after you two have put in your time and should have that role instead?

  46. djmitcho January 5, 2010 8:05 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day.

  47. Okole Maluna January 5, 2010 8:20 am

    The Washington Redskins moved quickly in their pursuit of Mike Shanahan on Monday, flying in the former Denver Broncos coach on the same day they fired Jim Zorn.

    Shanahan and wife Peggy landed at Dulles International Airport near Redskins Park in mid-afternoon and were driven away in a limousine to meet with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen. Snyder planned for Shanahan to stay overnight at the owner’s house in Maryland, and a formal hiring announcement could come as early as Tuesday.

    Shanahan would be expected to bring his son, Houston Texans offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, with him to Washington. While the Redskins weren’t making any announcements about a hiring, Texans coach Gary Kubiak spoke as if a Shanahan tandem in D.C. was virtually a foregone conclusion.

    Nothing is official yet but …. Hopefully, Colt will have a better shot with Shanahan and his son running the offense. GO Redskins

  48. mctruck January 5, 2010 8:31 am

    To arms, to arms!!!!, start getting ready for the Broncos!!, GO WARRIORS!

  49. mctruck January 5, 2010 8:34 am

    Time for the UH coaches to study what makes BSU tick like clock work year-in, year-out.

  50. vballfan1 January 5, 2010 8:37 am

    Questions for Josh:
    Coach Wade said last week that you have really improved your pass receive. What have you done to improve?

    Also what made you decide to come all the way to Hawaii from Virginia? Next season another Virginian Shane Popelka will join the team, do you know each other?

  51. vballfan1 January 5, 2010 8:57 am

    Questions for Steven:

    You were an outside hitter before, how do you feel about transitioning to a middle during college?

    What is your goal for your senior year?

  52. Dennis Halloran January 5, 2010 9:01 am

    I would love to see UH games on the late night ESPN mode as they were a couple of years ago.
    JJ even referred to it as a way kids all over the country knew how he coached

  53. al January 5, 2010 9:07 am

    joshua walker and steven grgas

    questions for both of you please:

    what kind of impact has charlie wade and his staff made or will make on this year’s team and individual players?

    there’s a lot of hype surrounding freshmen sensation jonas umlauft. in your opinion how will his presence change the way we approach the attack?

    thanks guys. looking forward to a great season!

  54. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 9:18 am

    Poor Mike Wilton.
    Didn’t he say that coaching at BYU was a life long dream of his?
    It’s too bad that didn’t work out.
    Did he move to Utah only to move to Arizona?
    Wonder where he’s family is.

  55. protector January 5, 2010 9:18 am

    Question for Walker & Grgas:

    Do the starting positions seem to be pretty set?
    Are there still a few positions where the competition is wide-open
    (and i so, which ones)?

  56. koakane™ January 5, 2010 9:19 am

    aloja everyone

    I hear ya bulla on the honey do list. never figured out this when retired plus didn’t think she could figure out all this things to be done. need a second retirement if I finish all on this book list

    good vibes to cwade and his warriors on their opening of the 2010 vball season. from what I hear they should do well.

    my two penny on the final ranking. give boise #2. BCS no care they still in control so this probably does not matter to them. next year if it happens again they will still do what they want.

    from the tv panning of the crowd looks like the bronko fans really turned out for the game. anyone know what might have been their turn out?

  57. el guapo January 5, 2010 9:28 am

    Is Wilton in Flagstaff for the spring only, and goes back to Provo later?

  58. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 9:32 am

    Wilton’s wife just joined him in Arizona. She had a state job here.

  59. al January 5, 2010 9:40 am

    now if only the dolphins will trade for colt………….?
    and then lure jj to the beach.

  60. JK January 5, 2010 9:45 am

    The ultimate dream would be grice-mullins and davone in the slots and colt brennan getting a chance with the dolphins now that his redskins days appear numbered. How fun would that be??? Ahhh how about they draft soares too just for the heck of it since porter is getting long in the tooth already.

  61. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 9:54 am


    At least she didn’t have to take the circuitous route along with Mike to Arizona. Their kids are on their own so I suppose it’s a little easier. But after all these years, they must have a ton of things in storage somewhere.

  62. Bulla January 5, 2010 10:08 am


    he’s still in that high altitude area……good for conditioning though.

  63. Jack Flash January 5, 2010 10:11 am

    Miami would be wise to take a good look at Colt now that a couple of his favorite receivers are there. And for goodness sakes, don’t mess with his style of play like Zorn did!

  64. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 10:14 am

    Mike Shanahan was the OC coordinator for the 49’s when they had Steve Young. Hopefully, he’ll resurrect that brand of the West Coast offense with Colt — using a more balanced attack than he did in recent years with the Broncos (especially so after Elway left).

  65. Okole Maluna January 5, 2010 10:30 am

    Sony Open next week will be in 3D

    Need a Sony 3D TV for next Christmas? Not till April 2012? Now how’s that?

  66. Manoa Mist January 5, 2010 10:37 am

    Yes it’s tough out there for everyone. If you have a job today, be very thankful.
    Our organization:
    1. No raises
    2. Cut budgets
    3. Cut professional development/travel
    4. Stole all the digital content guys from the Advertiser. Sorry Stephen!

  67. SteveM January 5, 2010 10:43 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good news about Grice-Mullins!

  68. tommui January 5, 2010 10:54 am

    Great news with Ryan GM joining Devonne in Miami!

    Hope Colt gets a fair shot as well.

    Good morning one and all.

  69. oldie January 5, 2010 10:56 am

    Okole Maluna,

    Nice articles on the Sony Open and 3D TVs. Interesting how they sight the beauty of Hawaii as one of the reasons for doing the 3D for the Open.

    I believe JD needs to work with the Travel Industry to come up with incentives to make UH attractive to the conferences if conference re-alignment takes place. It could be a win-win for UH and the Travel Industry.

    A conference with forsight would see the beauty of Hawaii as a good bonus for the public perception of their conference.

  70. oldie January 5, 2010 10:57 am

    Hi, Tom Mui!

    Happy New Year!

  71. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 10:59 am

    Grice got picked up by Miami? Wow.. now all they need is Colt… Jason Rivers… too bad they let Samson go….

  72. d1島 January 5, 2010 11:08 am

    Good news about RGM. Boy if CB could move there. too, that would be interesting!


    Not sure about the official head count for B$-You and TCU fans in the house last night but an indication from the ESPN blogger on-site could give you an idea of how many fans were there for each team.

    Both teams have pom-poms on their seats throughout the stadium, so it shouldn’t be hard to figure out who’s routing for whom. Word is that the Mountain West ordered about 8,000 pom-poms to put on chairs, but that the Fiesta Bowl told Boise State about the pom-poms and the Broncos purchase 20,000 pom-poms.

  73. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 11:08 am


    Maybe UH should schedule team workouts in some scenic places around the island for the local PR and game time footage.

  74. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 11:10 am

    Having Davonne, Colt, ex-warriors who made it to the next level do recruiting commercials at their favorite spots on the islands wouldn’t hurt either.

  75. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 11:15 am

    When you think that Boise went 14-0.. not just 13-0… that’s quite a feat.

    Our best is still 12-1. We got a ways to go…a ways to go.

    Like someone said, gotta start lobbying for an earlier start in the season for Hawaii and it’s first opponent (Football and maybe even Basketball). Give us a leg up.. an extra bye-week, and make Hawaii more attractive for other conference consideration in the future.

  76. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 5, 2010 11:16 am

    I learned something today…

    m/ SHAKA!

  77. Shauna January 5, 2010 11:18 am

    You can still send in your questions for today’s Warrior Beat show! Thanks!

  78. appagom January 5, 2010 11:37 am

    seems like Miami should have drafted Colt Brennen and also kept Samson Satele. They were down to their 3rd string QB and he was dog meat. If Ryan has a productive year, perhaps more warriors will get drafted and more respect. Does anyone know whatever happened to Jason Rivers. In my opinion, he has more potential than both Ryan and Davone regarding height, hands, etc.

  79. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 5, 2010 11:41 am

    Joshua and Steve- can you give us an idea of what to expect from the VolleyBows this year?

  80. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2010 11:58 am

    Here on the east coast now and lots of local sports news pundits and reporters on radio and print are talking about Boise St.

    Lots of what they are saying is “Boise needs to get the heck outta the WAC and into something like a MWC…staying in the WAC takes away from the solid program of quality players, coaches and program they have and are faced with too much scrutiny.” Many believe BSU is a BCS conference school in a weak conference.

    There is much belief that BSU IS THE most dominating force in the WAC and the team that is giving any sort of *respect* to our conference….I have to admit I am slowly buying into that idea.

    I would love Hawaii to add to the “credibility” of the WAC, but after getting slaughtered at the Sugar Bowl and only going downhill the 2 seasons after leaves something more to be desired. The people here actually believed Hawaii was the “sleeper” team of Div-1 football but after our Sugar Bowl appearance not so much. Right now, Hawaii is a “perfect” WAC team playing amongst peers of similarly talented and coached teams (exluding Boise off course).

    Is Hawaii a “WAC” team or is Hawaii a “big-boy BCS-conference” team? hmmmm i think we were heading there, but sadly now I do not see us in that direction.

    The idea of N. Texas and UC-Davis might not be so bad if we want to stay competitive and keep the WAC alive.

  81. Piepan January 5, 2010 12:01 pm

    The BCS contract specifies that *7* Conferences can have AQ status and only 6 teams have automatic qualifiers right now. The MWC clearly hopes to get the final spot.

    And right now, the MWC is in the drivers seat because with the exception of the Fiesta Bowl, they’ve been proving it on the field by beating their OOC opponents and have done especially well against the Pac-10 schools. Utah’s shellacking of Alabama in last years Sugar Bowl is also a big one.

    Compare it with what the WAC schools have done. Only Boise has really carried the flag consistently by steamrolling over conference opponents and taking out most anyone else they play. When you have the ESPN talking heads saying stuff like Boise needs to get into a better conference and basically saying how horrible the rest of the conference is, then its up to the rest of the conference to step it up in both in conference and out of conference.

    While I thought it was tacky how the BSU president was openly lobbying to get into the MWC, I can also understand they are only positioning themselves proactively as they’ve always done since moving from a junior college and moving from IAA to IA. And at least in football, they’ve proven they can play with the best. So in the event of external changes which sets of a domino effect, they are going to be in a better position compared to everyone else. Not much different than the MWC commissioner also putting forth a strong lobbying effort to attain AQ status for his conference.

    The question is whether all of the MWC members will ignore the academic standard side of Boise State. Conferences like the Pac-10 are notoriously anal about this which is why they would never consider a school from the second tier of the California state university system. As a research institution, Boise would not even rate a consideration nor the media market (# of eyeballs) with regards to the Pac-10.

    The Pac-10 could take BYU and Utah

    BYU would need to agree to allow their athletic programs to play on Sundays (or has that since changed with BYU?) The Pac-10 schools will not make an exception for just one school and bend over backwards to accomodate BYU in this regards. Also, how does BYU rank in terms of prestigious graduate level research programs?

    I believe JD needs to work with the Travel Industry to come up with incentives to make UH attractive to the conferences if conference re-alignment takes place. It could be a win-win for UH and the Travel Industry.

    The problem in Hawaii is the lack of strong visionary leaders compared to the amount of “no make waves” one. JD is a nice guy and all but I’ve also never really considered him a strong visionary type. While June Jones had his faults with his hyperbole, one thing he always had was an eye for marketing. If he did not coach here, the branding we see today would not exist. Go back in time to when the changes were made and you saw quite a number of people who did not like it from the green/white/rainbow motif to the green/black look with the “H” logo on a dark helmet. That’s the kind of unwavering attitude one needs and there is a lack of that by those in positions of power.

    JJ was also supposedly lining up private funding to build a stadium for UH football (smaller capacity better suited to the attendance they’ve been drawing over the past decade) before he left and I would not doubt he could have done it had he still been here. One of the main reasons UH athletics is where it is today was due to the foresight by John Burns. He pushed for the move from DII to DI (the resulting athletic complex in the quarry was state of the art at the time it was built). He pushed for a large football venue which would make UH attractive to a conference (Aloha Stadium was state of the art when it was completed). All this was done during the 60’s after he became governor such that a decade later, the reality would take place. Notice how little commitment, continued investment and improvements were made over the course of these four decades. Some of these state of the art facilities became woefully inadequate and/or rundown over the course of time.

    We’ve been in dire need of movers and shakers like this since but the only ones were Les Murakami (no need to repeat that story with the baseball program), JJ (with his rebranding and marketing of UH football and as a result, UH athletics) as well as the late Stan Sheriff (key legacy being the arena.) I still recall Dave Shoji jokingly mentioning how he’d be okay with a 4000 seat center since he himself did not believe the money would be allocated for anything large. To Shoji, anything would be better than Klum Gym. Sheriff however was shooting for something from 8,000-12,000. The 12,000 would have been doable if traffic (ingress/egress around the surrounding surface streets) and parking concerns were satisfactorily addressed.

    A conference with forsight would see the beauty of Hawaii as a good bonus for the public perception of their conference.

    Unfortunately, the beauty of Hawaii isn’t going to cut it from either an athletic or academic perspective where other factors are at play. It may be a background attraction complimentary to other aspects but not a primary consideration as opposed to having prestigious academic programs and winning/competitive sports as key selling points. Building such an environment however takes visionary leadership and an ability to invest in the future (as opposed to mortgaging it the way it has been happening here where physical infrastructure is allowed to the point of failure before corrective action is taken)

  82. oldie January 5, 2010 12:24 pm


    Well said. There will be a change of leadership in the Governership in a year. Perhaps a visionary leader will emerge.

  83. Committed Road Warrior January 5, 2010 12:41 pm

    Many believe BSU is a BCS conference school in a weak conference.

    Essentially, Boise State in football is becoming what Memphis is (was?) in college basketball?

  84. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 12:42 pm

    When you think that Boise went 14-0.. not just 13-0… that’s quite a feat.

    Our best is still 12-1. We got a ways to go…a ways to go.

    Like someone said some time ago, gotta start lobbying for an earlier start in the season for Hawaii and it’s first opponent (Football and maybe even Basketball). Give us a leg up.. an extra bye-week for both teams involved, and make Hawaii more attractive for other conference considerations in the future.

  85. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 5, 2010 12:45 pm

    Nice show today, ST!
    Wow- I’m getting excited about VB!!!

  86. vballfan1 January 5, 2010 1:19 pm

    It was great josh and Steven were great guests.

  87. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2010 2:29 pm

    Without Boise St. in the WAC what do you think happens to the TV/Marketing deals with the WAC?…..

  88. Old Diver January 5, 2010 2:40 pm

    Regarding # 83

    Wasn’t Memphis cheating?

  89. Stephen Tsai January 5, 2010 2:44 pm


    Boise State has finished the season undefeated, and people wonder just how good they really are. Here are the projected point spreads of major hypothetical matchups – exclusively from RJ Bell of
    In a bowl game, on a neutral field:
    Alabama would be a 11-point favorite over Boise State
    Texas would be a 7-point favorite over Boise State
    Florida would be a 10-point favorite over Boise State
    RJ Bell of said: “You’ll hear talk about a 14-0 Boise team being among the best in the country, but in the eyes of Vegas they would be significant underdogs to the major conference powerhouses.”

  90. Old Diver January 5, 2010 3:00 pm

    Regarding # 81

    {The problem in Hawaii is the lack of strong visionary leaders compared to the amount of “no make waves” one. JD is a nice guy and all but I’ve also never really considered him a strong visionary type.}

    This criticism of JD is off the mark. His vision for the University is exactly why he was selected over other candidates from here or from the mainland. Let’s remember JD is dealing with an inherited red ink tsunami in a poor economy while still trying to push UH into the next decade. And let’s not pretend UH is the only University facing these problems. Everyone is looking for solutions and many Universities across the nation will not find one.

  91. chawan_cut January 5, 2010 3:03 pm

    Woo hoo! Dread heads are back!

  92. Piper's Son January 5, 2010 3:03 pm

    Hi Oldie: How she goes? Happy New Year to you and your family.

  93. chawan_cut January 5, 2010 3:04 pm

    and vegas knows!

  94. Garret January 5, 2010 3:10 pm

    Great news about RGM! I remember the news a few weeks ago about how RGM didn’t want to sign a contract with his CFL team because Miami was interested in him…with Bess the leading receiver for Miami and now RGM having his shot, they could have a Warrior receiving corps on the field at times.

    The bad thing is that the current management drafted 2 WRs in the previous draft so those players have more experience in the system. However, Miami might want RGM to return punts since Bess might get a bigger workload at receiver next year.

  95. chawan_cut January 5, 2010 3:10 pm

    i know we’re not supposed to dwell on the past but oh well….

  96. addahknowjoe January 5, 2010 3:11 pm

    HNY Gang!

    ST- Any word on the progress of off season training with Down Under Williams, Alofipo, Wadsworth and Sula? Just wondering how all the boys doing in getting themselves ready for next season.

  97. ai-eee-soos January 5, 2010 3:15 pm

    gossip from espn;

    “…. Mike Shanahan has agreed to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins, according to a report.

    Shanahan and the Redskins have agreed in principle to a five-year contract worth approximately $7 million a year, the Denver Post reported on its Web site….”

  98. Garret January 5, 2010 3:26 pm

    And right now, the MWC is in the drivers seat because with the exception of the Fiesta Bowl, they’ve been proving it on the field by beating their OOC opponents and have done especially well against the Pac-10 schools. Utah’s shellacking of Alabama in last years Sugar Bowl is also a big one.

    Compare it with what the WAC schools have done. Only Boise has really carried the flag consistently by steamrolling over conference opponents and taking out most anyone else they play. When you have the ESPN talking heads saying stuff like Boise needs to get into a better conference and basically saying how horrible the rest of the conference is, then its up to the rest of the conference to step it up in both in conference and out of conference.

    I agree completely. Idaho stepped up this year but most of the rest of the WAC seemed to go backwards except for Idaho and BSU. The bowl losses by Fresno State and Nevada were bad for the conference, and Nevada and Fresno State (plus pretty much the rest of the conference not in the state of Idaho) had a HORRIBLE nonconference record this year.

    I agree that BSU is doing what is in their best interest and they need to look out for themselves first. I don’t know why you bring up academic standards for BSU as a potential problem for the MWC…have you seen some of the academic rankings for some of the lower MWC schools?

    Also, how does BYU rank in terms of prestigious graduate level research programs?

    BYU is designated as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The Wall Street Journal has BYU’s business school as #1 in its region. They have 68 Master’s programs and 25 doctoral degree programs. I know that in my line of work (EE in the wireless communications area) BYU professors are very well respected and in the classified meetings I’ve been to there normally are professors who are considered the top experts in the field and they are from MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Virginia Tech, and BYU. Professors from other schools are included in different meetings, but those are the 5 most commonly selected schools in those classified meetings when companies or the government need experts.

    I did a quick search for the Pac-10 schedule for football and basketball for a couple of their schools and did not find any games on Sundays. They seem to like Wed-Fri or Wed-Sat games for their conference basketball games and Saturday (with some Thursday games next season) for football…so, no problem with the only sports that matter.

    I do *not* agree with the criticism of JD, as I do not think that any conclusions can be drawn at this point. With the state short of money and the huge budget deficit he inherited, I think JD was constrained with what he can do. However, the next 2 years will show what JD can do with UH…after that there will probably be conference realignment and it will be too late to improve the state of Athletics at UH to get more attractive to conferences. When the dust settles, we’ll see how JD did for UH.

  99. Garret January 5, 2010 3:29 pm

    Since ST mentioned this at the top, here is a link. Discovery, Sony, and Imax will launch a 3D TV network in 2011. ESPN will be in 3D starting this June! Having 3D content available will be a huge boost to all of the efforts to try to convince the public to buy the 3D TVs that will start to become widely available this year.

  100. Garret January 5, 2010 3:30 pm

    Bradley missing the Spring means that Stutz2 and others will have extra reps to get ready. I hope that Bradley is back to full speed in the Fall because he’s a great weapon in the offense.

  101. Garret January 5, 2010 3:44 pm

    BSU’s defensive coordinator is doing home visits to 2 Hawaii recruits today…straight to Hawaii after the Fiesta Bowl. They really are trying to get a Hawaii pipeline going.

  102. lava January 5, 2010 3:50 pm

    Didn’t Vegas have TCU beating Boise?

    Re post 89, Boise never gets the respect it deserves.

    If you listen to all the naysayers, it would be easy to believe BSU sucks, if you can look past the fact they keep winning and winning and winning.

  103. wafan January 5, 2010 4:03 pm

    16 wake ups to go for the semester!


  104. wafan January 5, 2010 4:03 pm

    Good news for RGM and the Dolphins.

  105. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 4:06 pm

    Getting Bradley back at 100% in fall will be crucial but maybe more importantly will be to give our O-line enough reps to protect our Qbacks long enough for them to make those plays. We can’t have our Qbacks scrambling too often and risking injury.

  106. wafan January 5, 2010 4:24 pm

    The Huskies released their 2010 football schedule the other day.

    Where is Hawai’i’s? Oh yeah, the WAC’y old Karl is still basking in B(en)S(on)’s win.

  107. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 5, 2010 4:42 pm

    then again Vegas had TCU favored over Boise by 7. Vegas is RARELY ever way of but I would give Boise a good shot against Florida and even Texas.

  108. wafan January 5, 2010 4:43 pm

    Just a heads-up for Tsai-ko air travellers. Since the attempted Christmas Day suicide bombing, security at HNL has been absolutely the same old thing.

    Well, except that the TSA guys did a super fine job of catching a departing tourist with two allegedly smuggled papayas wrapped in his socks packed in his carry-on bag. Whoo-hoo!!!

    I felt thrilled that the entire continental US agricultural output was going to be okie-dokie fine, and a plane load of people would be safe from two unseeded papayas.

  109. Slugger January 5, 2010 5:08 pm

    That is so cool to hear that RGM is going to be playing with Davone on the ‘Fins team. Congratulations!

    Looking forward to seeing Anthony Carter on the hardwood when I go to the Land of the Oaks this month. AnnodahLiz just got us tickets for the Golden State Warriors Hardwood Classics game versus the Nuggets. ‘Melo is going to be fun to watch, too.

  110. NYUH January 5, 2010 5:11 pm

    Mike Shanahan signed a five-year contract to become head coach and executive vice president of football operations for the Washington Redskins.

  111. al January 5, 2010 5:12 pm

    wafan…uw v hawaii game is scheduled for 9/10/2011 at Washington.

  112. al January 5, 2010 5:14 pm

    i think that a healthy colt brennan gets a long look see next year. it is important for him to learn the nuances of the new offense by the shanahans’.

  113. d1島 January 5, 2010 5:26 pm


  114. d1島 January 5, 2010 5:27 pm

    $7M? 😯

  115. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 5:36 pm


    I know.. I know.. that’s less than what he could have gotten from Notre Dame.. or TTech…or…that Uni that the new Notre Dame coach just left.

  116. NYUH January 5, 2010 5:39 pm

    Miami is looking for a breakout receiver. RGM was always faster than Bess. I hope they complement each other rather than compete for the same position.

  117. wafan January 5, 2010 5:40 pm

    al . . .

    Yep, UH at UW in ’11. I was referring to the UW’s ’10 schedule, though. I keep forgetting Hawai’i and the WAC release the schedule sometime in September of the season.

    Okay, so I exaggerated. The month before the season kick-off.

  118. wafan January 5, 2010 5:41 pm

    Good for Shanahan and hopefully Colt!

    Now is the time to step up and shine.

  119. wafan January 5, 2010 5:42 pm


  120. oldie January 5, 2010 5:58 pm

    Piper’s Son,

    Thanks for the good wishes. Son returned to California on Sunday. Daughter went back to Japan this morning (still on the plane – 9 1/2 hour flight).


    That’s a funny story about the papaya. Took my son some time to convince Security that the Gau in his carryon was not a threat.

  121. NYUH January 5, 2010 6:15 pm

    Washington has the fourth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. Lets hope they pass on Clausen and Bradford and go with an OL like Maryland’s
    Bruce Campbell, or Rutgers’ Anthony Davis.

  122. A-House January 5, 2010 6:38 pm


    your #89, I suppose, can be viewed in different ways.

    1st, that BSU will not win over Alabama, Texas and Florida by Vegas betting line. But, crazy things as “turn overs” can cost any favored team a game; ie, not many expected TCU to have 3 interceptions or be fooled by a trick play.

    2nd, that BSU has “better odds” against the same 3 teams than most within and outside of their conferences.

    So, for an “well respected source”, what’s his point? Make BSU look bad? Hell, last season, Hawaii lost to Florida 40 something to 10. Florida State lost to Florida 55 – 0. So?

    As I mentioned before, “statistics” can be very misleading and are largely pre-determined by the questions selected for a survey. For example, if the creator of the survey selected only questions that would make Hawaii look bad, Hawaii will look bad!

  123. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 6:41 pm

    hmmm.. another spread offense team bit the dust…

  124. A-House January 5, 2010 6:43 pm


    we stay jealous caus u wen win the posta. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

    how come you go sleep so early? according to ST, only the “old folks” go sleep before 9pm!

    btw, absolutely none of my business, but teachers in Washington get paid during the x-mas and spring breaks? wonder if they do in Hawaii?

  125. A-House January 5, 2010 6:50 pm

    With RGM joining the Dolphins, 2 5ths of my previous statement is coming true – now to get Colt, Rivers, and CJ Hawthorne – and it will be complete.

    No need do the “run-n-shoot” every play, but it they had it perfected!

    Today, many pro teams do a “spread offense” using the shot-gun and as much as I like Joe Montana, he needs to rethink his philosopy that it does not work – if so, why are so many pro teams today using the “spread” offense? On this point, he is “tunneled vision” to the West Coast offense.

    GO 49ers!!!!!!! you will own your confeence next year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. A-House January 5, 2010 6:51 pm

    confeence = conference

  127. A-House January 5, 2010 6:54 pm

    OK, ST, gotta go bocha cause getting close to 8:30pm!

    Will sit quietly for the next week for Warrior recruting news.

  128. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 7:04 pm

    ⌐ΌڕƠ …!?!?!?

    Will sit quietly for the next week for Warrior recruting news.

    – A-House

    BwahhahahahahHHAHHHH! BwahhahahahahHHAHHHH!

  129. al January 5, 2010 7:22 pm

    picture this…you are a head coach at a d1 university.
    for years now, when ever you come across a “gem”, a “diamond in the rough”, an under the radar sure fire candidate to start immediately on your team you announce early the verbal commitment. however, come nli day another coach or two poaches and picks him off without warning.

    would you then continue to make early verbal commitments?

    perhap, this the reason for the silence as of now.

  130. al January 5, 2010 7:23 pm

    okay, so one threat has retired from a bay area university which reduces some of that poaching going on.

  131. al January 5, 2010 7:25 pm

    btw…are you guys voting for davonne bess?

    (courtesy of

  132. curveball January 5, 2010 7:26 pm

    The orange bowl was not a QB clinic…the kid from Iowa throws like Slugger 😉

  133. Piper's Son January 5, 2010 7:45 pm

    Hi Oldie:

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Happy that RGM is getting a chance in the NFL!

  134. Slugger January 5, 2010 7:46 pm


    I didn’t watch the Naranja Bowl…hope the kid from Iowa didn’t throw like I do… hahaha

  135. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 5, 2010 8:00 pm

    Thanks al, I voted for Davone!

    I know it was mentioned earlier- but does anyone know where Jason Rivers is?

  136. Bulla January 5, 2010 8:53 pm


    last i heard jason rivers was teaching/helping at Loveland Academy in Makiki.

  137. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 8:56 pm

    Is Joshua Leonard still with the Spokane Shock…
    I thought Jason Rivers went that way too.. but there is no mention of him in the roster… just Josh.

  138. madeinhawaii January 5, 2010 8:58 pm

    Rivers released 3/25/09 from the Spokane Shock…
    dunno what he’s been up to since.

  139. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 5, 2010 9:14 pm

    Thanks, guys!
    Wouldn’t it be great to see Colt and the dreds on the field all together again?

  140. jm2375 January 5, 2010 10:24 pm

    Liz – together on the same team! But wouldn’t that mean the ‘Skins? 😀

  141. Kekoa January 5, 2010 10:53 pm

    jm2375 ~ Will you quit? Here is the critical situation…

    There’s a daughter employed in a house of ill repute in DC and a Hanai son Q-backin’ for the Skin’s. Our duty is clear. It is our highest priority to get Colt far, far away from Washington immediately or at least before removing the daughter.

    Fins?…maybe. 9er’s bettah yet!

  142. SteveM January 5, 2010 10:59 pm

    There’s some mildly interesting news about cruise rates in the Hawaii market which brings up the possibility of a few Tsai-kos cruising the islands together is a few months. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.

    I’ll be sending out a Tsai-ko Cruisers news message in a day or two. If you wish to be added to the list, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at)

    In case you missed my ” look and feel tour” of the Pride of Hawaii cruise ship circling the islands, see:

  143. jm2375 January 5, 2010 11:08 pm

    Kekoa – never!!!! Hail to the Redskins!!

  144. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 5, 2010 11:14 pm


    Niteynite and SWEET dred dreams!

  145. SteveM January 5, 2010 11:14 pm

    Before we have Colt miraculously moving to Miami or the Bay area, I wonder what Shanahan will do. Any insight? True, Shannahan is not a new and inexperienced head coach who takes over a team and decides that that 2nd or 3rd string quarterback (named Starr) was better and starts him….

  146. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 5, 2010 11:18 pm

    SteveM… word on the street – strictly heresay from a 30 year season ticket holder was that Zorn was not keen on Colt (kept messing with him a little too much?).
    This change could be better for the ‘Skins.
    I say ‘Skins because Colt will find his way to the right team eventually. I hope it’s the ‘Skins. But if not, Hail to the team that gives Colt the opportunity to be their franchise QB!

  147. jm2375 January 5, 2010 11:49 pm

    Liz – so long as it’s *not* the cowgirls!

  148. Kekoa (iPhone) January 5, 2010 11:49 pm

    JM ~ If you luv him, set him free. He was getting clobbered in the backfield! No protection. No time. No nothing!

    Look at the Jets O-line. Look at…the Donks even! Go watch the movie *Blindside* and listen to Sandra ‘Bulla’ tell Mike how to protect his QB!

    Das why…gotta make change.

  149. jm2375 January 5, 2010 11:50 pm

    The best change for the Redskins would be a change in ownership.

  150. spooky January 6, 2010 2:16 am

    where’s everyone

  151. Kekoa (iPhone) January 6, 2010 2:30 am

    Jm ~ Next Tsaiko fundraiser going be fo buy da Skin’s. Then we can trade Colt to a more deserving team, for a goodly sum.

    Once Shanahan installs a successful model of his WC offense, then they can buy Colt back for $25 Million.

  152. wafan January 6, 2010 4:11 am

    A good Hump Day to all!

  153. wafan January 6, 2010 4:21 am

    A-House . . .

    Nope we, and Hawai’i teachers, get paid for the days we teach or are in professional development meetings. In our case, we get paid for 183 days. That is 3 Learning Improvement Days (LID), 4 Professional Development Meeting Days, and 176 school (contact) days. A contact day is when the school is open for business and students are sitting in classes.

    In Hawai’i they used to get paid for around 180 school days. Now they are paid for 163 (180 less the 17 furlough days) school days. I do not know if every one of the school days are contact days, though.

    Yes, teachers in most states/counties/districts are paid through the “vacation” periods like Winter Break and Summer Break because our pay is pro-rated. In our case 183 days of pay are spread out over 365 calendar days.

  154. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Iowa’s DC, Norm Parker seems to have Paul Johnson’s number. For the second time his defense has hog-tied Johnson’s spread option offense in a post-season bowl game. The first time was in the Aloha Bowl when he came over with Michigan State to shut down Hawaii.
    GT didn’t seem to have many solutions to what the Hawkeyes were doing last night.

  155. d1島 January 6, 2010 5:59 am

    Only two more CFB games this season….(sniff sniff) 🙁

    239 days until football….

  156. d1島 January 6, 2010 6:01 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  157. Bulla January 6, 2010 6:07 am

    good morning to all,

    stay dry on your commute, a little wet on the roads today.

    the good news is that all of the paperwork has been submitted as of yesterday to get a ‘certain someone’ admitted to UH; 2nd day back in the manoa office and the process is moving along 🙂 very helpful people in the lower campus offices…….good to know and great to see.


  158. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 6, 2010 6:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  159. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 6, 2010 6:18 am

    Btw- this is in from Redskins historian and blogger Rich Tandler:

    I’m tentatively set up to do a spot on ESPN 850 and ESPN 790 in Hawaii talking about Shanahan and how his presence will influence the futures of other players including Colt. It should be on at 4:45 EST.

  160. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 6, 2010 6:19 am

    160- time for go work soon!

  161. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 6, 2010 6:19 am

    Bulla- good news and still praying!

  162. Bulla January 6, 2010 7:08 am


    all is well, the process is in motion and that is great news. with his grades and credits, admission should be no problem. once admitted, then he gets to register for his classes….and prepare for the 20th. we can’t have a rainbow without having a little rain every now and then 🙂

  163. bstunna2002 January 6, 2010 7:29 am

    Man I was watching some highlights and came away with two things.
    1) I can’t wait to see Dee Maggitt on the field kid has great vision
    2)UH needs to offer Beau Yap he has a great motor and comes off the edge fast if he gains about 10-15 lbs he could be another Veikune or Laboy.

  164. cavewarrior January 6, 2010 8:05 am

    Oak raiders should match zorn with russell 🙂

  165. Piper's Son January 6, 2010 8:32 am

    Re: #157 = Gee. Bulla – I wonder who that could be? Maybe AL – the recruting guru would know.

    Best of luck to Ryan – he is in the thoughts, prayers and wishes of us Tsaikos!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  166. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 8:51 am

    Keep up with the Redskins goings-on. At 10:45AM HST, Rich Tandler will address impacts on players – esp Colt.

  167. A-House January 6, 2010 9:03 am


    your post last night has merit because WE allow other schools info on who has committed to Hawaii – UH coaches are not allowed to comment until LOI day – via this blog or the daily papers.

    not saying that the “coconut wireless” will be inoperable, but I believe that public notice of commitments whould NOT change minds of student athletes who REALLY want to play for the Warriors – those who decommit, perhaps, were not strongly committed as others.

  168. A-House January 6, 2010 9:04 am

    Where is my neighbor? No new post?

  169. LizKauai m/ shaka! January 6, 2010 9:08 am

    New Post is up

  170. koakane™ January 6, 2010 9:14 am

    aloja everyone, dark overcast and some blessings today but still no can beat living in Hawaii.

    wafan just confirming your explanation to ahouse.

    Yes, teachers in most states/counties/districts are paid through the “vacation” periods like Winter Break and Summer Break because pay is pro-rated and spread out over 365 calendar days.

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