Warriors: Captain Carter

The Rainbow Warriors opened the 1991 season with a new quarterback and plenty of questions.

But then Michael Carter, in his debut as the Warriors’ triple-option quarterback, rushed for 214 yards in a road game against Wyoming.

In that game, Carter suffered a broken rib, a painful injury that caused him to grimace with every hit. The thing was, in that offense, the quarterback was hit nearly every play. Carter played with extra padding and grit the rest of the season. Few knew about the condition until offensive coordinator Paul Johnson let it slip during prep interviews with national television producers ahead of the season-finale against Notre Dame.

In that game, the rib injury did not prevent Carter from absorbing a big hit — to his ribs — on a late touchdown run. The Warriors lost to Notre Dame, 48-42, but that paved the way for the next season, when the Warriors would go 11-2 and win the Holiday Bowl. Carter was named the bowl’s MVP for offense.

Football life comes full circle. For Saturday’s game against Wyoming, Carter will be the Warriors’ honorary captain.

Carter, like his 1992 teammates and coaches, deserves a place in another circle — UH’s Circle of Honor. That team was special. Carter was special.

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Avis has selected Andrew as winner of the two tickets and parking pass for the Wyoming game.

Please e-mail me at sighdude@gmail.com


  1. tofuzuke October 8, 2014 5:53 am

    New season starts on Sat.!

  2. Boolakanaka October 8, 2014 6:12 am


  3. 3-Prong October 8, 2014 6:28 am

    One of, if not the greatest of Hawaii teams. Paul Johnsons spread was a nightmare to defend in Carters hands.

    Ok, TG. Play with confidence. Let’s Go Bows!

  4. 3-Prong October 8, 2014 6:29 am

    Tree-Prong was Numba Tree! Dis gone be my day!

  5. pollypicador October 8, 2014 6:48 am

    You know what words that have been stuck in my memory for the last 20 hours-Chow’s statement in yesterday’s blog, “The position is being evaluated (in regards to his QB).” Those words have been swirling around in my head and giving me a mean headache. Chow should show some mercy on how he thinks because it has an effect on the ones that bear listening to him.

    My question:

    What in Chow’s fantasy world needs further evaluating in regards of watching his starting QB struggle miserable thru the past 5 games?

    You mean to tell me he doesn’t see the picture, and he needs more time-hence yesterday’s statement? Silly.

    Go back to fall camp. Chow makes a statement “I’m in no hurry to pick a starting QB.” Then on the eve of the first real live scrimmage (and basically catching everyone by surprise at the suddenness of his decision) he announces to the media that Woolsey is going to be his starting QB. This comes without giving a good look at his other QB’s in live action…in other words this comes without Chow really crossing all his t’s and dotting of i’s. Yet now he wants to meticulously cross his all his t’s and dotting of i’s when he said yesterday that the position needs further evaluation. Come on man, Chow, wake up.

    Chow’s decision doesn’t need further evaluating. Woolsey is as just as bad as he is in games (there is no other way of putting this) as he is in practice. He’s also dead last in the rankings of D-1 QB’s. Chow should see this picture. It doesn’t need squinting, a second glance, or a blink of an eye that maybe in this (fantasy) picture that Chow sees is that Woolsey might surprise (he isn’t). What it needs is Chow to start acting like a head coach and show some leadership san the narrow mindness.

  6. hatakeman October 8, 2014 6:49 am

    I totally agree that Michael Carter and the 1992 team coached by Bob Wagner was special. Plus, I think that Michael Carter was UH’s best quarterback ever.

  7. PONO October 8, 2014 6:54 am

    Go Bows

  8. Marleysdad October 8, 2014 6:56 am

    Congrats Andrew. You worked hard for It.

  9. jeezy33 October 8, 2014 6:59 am

    5. Agree. Norm already messed up on evaluating his Qbs at the end of last season when he didn’t bring in any immediate help. He went all in with Woolsey and it back fired like I stated it would all recruiting season last spring.

    Now it shouldn’t be about evaluating at this point in season. It Should be about next man up. Woolsey got his change, it didn’t workout, and it’s time to move on. Teammates need to have confidence in their qb.. Maybe graham lights a spark when lights go up on Saturday. Maybe not. But someone new deserves a shot regardless of practice evaluation.. because we’ve heard for way too long on how well we’ve practiced. Time to find a gamer

  10. DaveLetterMan October 8, 2014 7:03 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Congrats Andrew, your persistence paid off. Marleysdad, get’um next time. Both of you were very entertaining yesterday, too funny.
    Hope the persistence of the Warriors pays off against Wyoming this Saturday.
    Go Warriors!

  11. UHfan808 October 8, 2014 7:09 am


  12. jeezy33 October 8, 2014 7:17 am

    *chance not change

  13. UHfan808 October 8, 2014 7:18 am

    Good morning, Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to Andrew! Try again next time, marleysdad!

    Thanks for returning as honorary captain, Michael Carter! Btw, ouchie for your ribs back then! Ouch! Sheesh! You’re one tuff guy!

  14. Shoko October 8, 2014 7:22 am

    Interesting choice of email usernames ‘sighdude’. A reflection of probably a lot of Warrior fans in regards to the present state of the program. 😉

  15. ArcumFortis October 8, 2014 7:23 am

    5. 9. My guess is that the decision to start Graham has been made. But why make it easy for your opponents to prepare. TG and IW bring very different styles to the table. Best to make Wyoming have to prepare for both.

  16. Shoko October 8, 2014 7:23 am

    And a good morning, too!

  17. Tempmanoa October 8, 2014 7:25 am

    Wagner was one of the first coaches in college football to run a spread offense– an innovator who brought in an unknown Paul Johnson to run his spread option attack using a veer type option attack in a spread formation he learned after spending a month with Mouse Davis– double slots and no tight end. At Hawaii he used the triple option and combined it with the pass. He became the first Hawaii coach to use run and shoot pass plays– using a passing QB in Garrett Gabriel to get our fist win over BYU in a blowout.

  18. pollypicador October 8, 2014 7:37 am


    If the criterions of naming your QB is held back for strategic reasons then why did Chow act like a racehorse in fall camp and name Woolsey early on (around the 10th)…when if he held off he would have gave Washington having to prepare for all three of the QB’s plus he would have (like a said) given all his QB’s a fair shot of winning the starting job (Chow didn’t).

  19. jeezy33 October 8, 2014 7:39 am

    15. I understand where u coming from. But I don’t think game plan changes a lot. I think video is out that you can press our WRs and play in the box to stop the run. Rice runs a cover 4 supposedly so that would be a huge advantage to our offense. One where Woolsey probably gives us a better chance to win if we run the ball and call more qb keepers… but looking long term, I still want qb change… I need to see someone that can compete 60 % of passes and not stare down wrs while not seeing wide open guys.

  20. pollypicador October 8, 2014 7:46 am

    Remembering the Holiday Bowl

    I watched that game from the Columbia Inn on Kapiolani. The restaurant was packed and resembled a stadium atmosphere with the patrons cheering the team on. It was fun (beer and food flowed and it tasted better as the team won), memorable and one of the best wins for the program. People were happy, proud and rewarded with good play from the players and good coaching. Carter was the man. And the bartender (Flo) was a woman but she, too, so to speak, was the man. Good times.

  21. ArcumFortis October 8, 2014 7:57 am

    17, 18. I am not trying to defend coach Chow’s quarterback selection process. If he has been correct and IW is the best we have…..then we are in deep Kim Chee. And the fault then lies not in selecting the best we have but in very poor recruiting. I do think that having to prepare for Russell Wilson is different from preparing for Peyton Manning. And please know the obvious: I am not drawing analogies between those QB’s and ours in terms of talent, just in style.

  22. ArcumFortis October 8, 2014 7:59 am

    But I do agree that of you can covers our receivers with a minimum amount of defensive manpower then the quarterbacks style doesn’t matter as much.

  23. Shoko October 8, 2014 8:09 am

    I think the suspense of naming a quarterback can be a good thing in terms of fan anticipation and a strategic stand point. I really have no problem if Chow doesn’t make the announcement until game day. Have a feeling Graham gets the start and Woolsey is used on situational plays like last season.

  24. 808_247 October 8, 2014 8:21 am

    the quarterback is not the problem it’s s the coaching staff. very offensive…

  25. uhfan09 October 8, 2014 8:22 am

    Maybe woolsey thinks hes playing the other sport FUTBOL!!!!!!. I mean hes always throwing to the receivers feet right.

  26. Hank October 8, 2014 8:27 am

    Any updates on Iosefa and Gener?

  27. (Jesse)James October 8, 2014 8:27 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    I remember the triple option years…some good times.

  28. (Jesse)James October 8, 2014 8:29 am

    I also remember that ND game. Being Catholic, I’ve been an ND fan, and BC fan so to speak unless their playing ND, all my life. I remember it was a little difficult for me during that ND game in 91 because I really didn’t care who won… Sure, I was pulling for UH but many of my classmates were attending ND and I was supposed to go there as well but couldn’t due to financial situations….Great game though…I remember Lou Holtz squeezing butt…LOL

  29. Andrew October 8, 2014 8:39 am


    Thanks. I’m sure more than half the entries belonged to myself and Marleysdad. The challenge after a while was finding ways to make your entry different so the system didn’t reject it haha.

  30. jeezy33 October 8, 2014 8:45 am

    20. Haha only problem is our qbs aren’t Wilson and manning… Graham holds the ball long just like woolsey. And I’m willing to bet if they raced, it would be pretty close.

  31. Andrew October 8, 2014 8:45 am

    Was that ND game the last one of the season that year? I have splotchy memories of that time period, although granted I was only 5 then…

  32. Former UH Athlete October 8, 2014 8:50 am

    Just remember that players perform differently under the lights vs in practice. IW according to media following closely, has looked “good” in practice. Practice is where you win the starting job & playing time. He’s been the best practice player at QB, therefore, he kept getting the start.

    Just like golf, many of the driving range stallions out there can’t take their game to the golf course. Until her US Open breakthrough, Michelle Wie was the great in rounds 1-3, but faltered numerous times in the final round under pressure. When she wasn’t in contention, she usually lit it up the final round to backdoor a Top 5 finish. Same can be said for Ricky Fowler… Tons of talent, very good player, has been a front runner at all the majors this year, but can’t close the show on Sunday when the pressure is on.

    IW is fitting into that mold. It’s something a coach can’t really control probably because he doesn’t understand the what goes on between the ears of his QB under pressure. In game, IW probably doesn’t realize how long he’s staring down his target. What seems like a .5 second to him is actually 2 seconds real time. Also, he doesn’t have a good pocket presence. Usually when we talk about poor pocket presence, it’s feeling where pressure is coming from and moving around appropriately, With IW, his biggest issue is that he doesn’t seem aware of when he HAS lots of time to throw. He gets happy feet with no pressure around him.

    To me, I think IW needs a sports psychologist. All the great film study and practice drills won’t fix his in-game mental breakdowns.

  33. cocobean October 8, 2014 8:53 am

    #27. What you wanna bet? May be a little difficult to set up a race though. I’d bet on Graham if he were racing Higgins.

  34. Wes'side Warrior October 8, 2014 8:59 am

    Morning, Gang!

    Yes! Michael Carter… I’ve said it before… one of my favorite Rainbows of all time… just because of the way he played. He’d get nailed every play, and get up and keep it going. His determination alone is inspiration to all who followed. Never give up.

  35. Wes'side Warrior October 8, 2014 9:00 am

    Gratz, Andrew!

  36. Andrew October 8, 2014 9:00 am

    Maybe the reality that this is Graham’s last chance for collegiate football will set in and he’ll just go for it and start to really pull the trigger rather than hesitate as he has in the past. I think if he really takes the whole “go for broke” mentality he can really show us what he’s capable of doing.

  37. Former UH Athlete October 8, 2014 9:02 am

    Headline on HNN website… UH flagship campus faces $31M deficit

    Yikes. Maybe time to turn UH Manoa into a private institution? There’s no hope that a government controlled school (DOE) can turn around the budget. Too much politics, policy, bureaucracy, inefficiencies, and incompetency. UH Athletics will always suffer at the hands of upper campus.

  38. ArcumFortis October 8, 2014 9:02 am

    At the end of the day sometimes you need to change things just because the things you are doing are not working. It would be a relief for me to see TG start and my hope for the young man is that he does well. He committed to coming here and has put in his time. Would I be shocked if his play was not better than IW’s? No. I would be disappointed for him and for us but I do believe IW won the job because of his skill set and performance in practice. As FUHA suggests, playing in the game is a different thing. Maybe TG will simply have more poise and presence that allows for more success come game time. But I guess we just wait and see.

  39. Former UH Athlete October 8, 2014 9:07 am

    33.. The QB just has to play loose. IW & TG can both spin the ball. They just have to relax and let it fly.

    Another thought is that when tension rises, so does grip pressure on the ball. Gripping too tightly will lead to an inconsistent release, which makes it harder to throw accurately, both lateral direction and trajectory.

    Try throwing a football with a normal grip vs a death-grip and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

    I’m willing to bet that if you tracked IW’s grip pressure on the ball in-game it’ll be off the charts vs what his grip pressure is during practice.

  40. Andrew October 8, 2014 9:27 am


    Agreed. I think with Woolsey, it’s a matter of when everything is going to click with him. He’s young so he has a lot of time left. I think when it does click for him, he will be a very dangerous QB. Unfortunately for him though, he will have Wittek, Zawhlen, and Riley to compete with next year so its definitely no gimme.

  41. (Jesse)James October 8, 2014 9:30 am

    #28 Andrew…yes it was.

  42. warriorfan2 October 8, 2014 9:31 am

    It really do not matter who he start as quarterback. When 70% of your plays are running up the middle: and running the same player 95% of the time other team’s d/c just need to figure out how to stop the run and they stop 70% of our offense. Don’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

  43. Kanak October 8, 2014 10:05 am


    Just don’t think Chow or the team is afforded the time to wait for Ikaika’s light to turn on. The team is much better but not good enough to overcome the deficiencies at QB. Time to make a change… GO BOWS!!!

  44. Andrew October 8, 2014 10:08 am


    I wasn’t referring to this season. I know and agree it’s time for someone else to get a chance. I think though watching from the sideline may benefit Woolsey more in the long run.

  45. Shoko October 8, 2014 10:09 am

    What I find baffling is why Chow is so hesitant putting Graham in the game when Woolsey was struggling.

    I remember in Chow’s first year, how he commended Schroeder on his work ethic based on his dedication by coming in his own time to study the playbook and watching game film. Makes me wonder if its a matter of work ethic that causes Chow to hesitate to put Graham in the game. I dunno.

  46. Andrew October 8, 2014 10:21 am


    possibly. Coach could have also been comparing the situations with Woolsey and Schroeder and maybe seen similarities between the two. Schroeder struggled when he first started here and then all of a sudden the light just came on and that’s when he started to really light the offense on fire (of course Joey coming back from injury helped as well). Maybe coach was thinking the same would happen with Woolsey and he was waiting for it. However, we all know that it hasn’t happened yet and Coach is finally ready to maybe make a switch.

  47. jojo October 8, 2014 10:24 am

    Congrats to honorary captain Carter!

    Go Bows!

    Ehh, almost lunchie time

  48. Bryson October 8, 2014 10:32 am

    Remember when Graham laid out the USC defender on the play to Bubba…That was awesome…We could really use Bubba right now

  49. Hank October 8, 2014 10:33 am

    #34 Former UH Athlete….The UH Foundation received over 98-million from donors July 2013 to July 2014 during their annual fund drive. With the additional monies that they get from the state…one has to wonder where the money is going.

  50. Andrew October 8, 2014 10:34 am


    That was the hit that made top plays right?

  51. Bryson October 8, 2014 10:40 am

    I think Ikaika’s lack of success partially falls on the play calling I noticed against Rice when we ran read option plays we were able to move the ball with ease… When he had to drop back and pass looked like he had trouble seeing the field

  52. AlaWai October 8, 2014 10:41 am

    Warriors – 20
    Cowboys – 17

  53. Bryson October 8, 2014 10:42 am

    47. I’m not sure but it made my top 10

  54. toom October 8, 2014 10:44 am

    It’s 3:40pm where I’m at,

  55. Creative721 October 8, 2014 10:48 am

    #46: A lot of that money is earmarked for certain departments (e.g. $40 million of that money is for the marine science department due to a generous donation this year). I believe that a very small amount of the donations go directly towards the general fund versus a department/school like Shidler, JABSOM, Engineering, etc. When I donated money this year, it went to a specific school and not to the general fund.

  56. Creative721 October 8, 2014 10:57 am

    #48: That’s why I believe that Woolsey is more of an option quarterback. If Chow really wanted to cater to Woolsey’s strengths, he would have implemented a lot more option plays that don’t involve throwing the ball as much due to Woolsey’s questionable passing ability in game situations. Michael Carter was the best option Quarterback that UH has ever had, but passing wasn’t his strength. His ability to run the ball was what made that UH team that went to the Holiday Bowl one of the best in recent memory. Passing wasn’t exactly Carter’s strength, but he was more accurate than Woolsey in game situations.

  57. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 8, 2014 10:59 am

    Former UH Athlete,

    The University of Hawaii is a semi-autonomous body governed by the Board of Regents. The Department of Education only handles K-12 education.

  58. Former UH Athlete October 8, 2014 11:03 am

    48. At some point UH has to throw the ball effectively. The read-option was a good wrinkle but defenses will catch up and make their adjustments.

    To sum up my previous rambling comments. I think IW’s issues are more mental than physical.

  59. nutmegger October 8, 2014 11:15 am

    I agree that the QB’s issues are mental. That is why I recommended Merv Lopes’ use of meditation and visualization techniques that gave Chaminade a national stage.

  60. Old Diver October 8, 2014 11:33 am

    Many times we blame players using the explanation that their light bulb has not turned on yet. Same can be said for the coaches.

  61. Wes'side Warrior October 8, 2014 11:36 am

    Thirty-one million… dang! Did someone just wake up and realize folks were writing bouncy checks? Heck we go over by $10 at the credit union, and get a notice that we’re being assessed a $29 fee instantly! Thirty-one million… just trying to let that sink in a bit…

  62. Wes'side Warrior October 8, 2014 11:39 am

    We seem to do a decent job in the first half, then fall apart most times in the second half. Maybe we need to different game plans… start as usual, then come out with an option-oriented plan after the half.

    Ok, that sounded weird after rereading it. But nothing else has been working so far…

  63. Wes'side Warrior October 8, 2014 11:39 am

    Maybe we need two*

  64. Former UH Athlete October 8, 2014 11:40 am

    53. The BOR is loaded with politicians and academics. UH maybe semi-autonomous, but still are subject to state policy & procedures.

    How confident are you in the BOR when multiple board members resign when faced with the chance their financials will become public. On top of that, how confident are you in the board when one of the least popular governors in Hawaii’s history is appointing 4 more of his cronies to replace the ones who quit when more transparency was being asked of them.

  65. Bryson October 8, 2014 11:53 am

    54. That’s why I said play calling was partially to blame because it hasn’t put opposing defenses in a position to play honest…DC’s know we run the ball 2-3 times in a row and force ourselves into a 3rd down passing situation… Last game against Rice when we ran the read option we had success but then went back to our old run, run, pass offense which made us ineffective I believe had we continued to run those read options it would have allowed us to continue to move the ball and open up those inside runs as well as bootlegs

  66. jimmy the lock October 8, 2014 11:54 am

    Welcome back Carter!


  67. jimmy the lock October 8, 2014 11:56 am

    Man, if the Warriors were undefeated what would the blog write about?

    Hump Day of course!
    Happy Hump Day!
    Have you humped your loved on today?
    Humps all around…

  68. Bryson October 8, 2014 11:57 am

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results

  69. jeezy33 October 8, 2014 12:00 pm

    37. You do realize he’s 21 and a 4th year sophomore right? In college, it usually clicks by year 2, and no later than year 3. If not then you are what you are..

  70. hatakeman October 8, 2014 12:10 pm

    Hawaii lost its last game in 1997 to Notre Dame 22-23. The surprise for me was to learn the head coach that year was Fred von Appen. The other season ending game with ND was in 1991 when the Bows lost 42-48. This was a reminder for me that we were competitive with big-time schools. The Bows opened the 1997 season with a win over Minnesota 17-3 at Aloha Stadium. The program will regain this competitiveness with our support. Go Bows!!!

  71. Derek October 8, 2014 1:06 pm

    I think Beau Reilly should get a shot and get more reps in practice. Who knows if he’s a “gamer” unless you put him in. Learn by baptism. There are a number of redshirt and true freshman QBs playing major roles. Having “good practices” are nice, but you have to do it in the games. I also disagree that the non-conference schedule and the games (1-4) doesn’t matter. Every game counts, one at a time, a chance to get better and improve and win a game, a win that counts towards bowl eligible. Tell that to Jerrol Garcia-Williams who got hurt and is out for the season. Tell that to Joey Iosefa who got hurt is rehabbing trying to get back to play. Tell Tevita Lataimua who has missed most of the non-conference schedule. They put their soul into it and bleed green. It does matter. I really think Chow is too old for this. He might be a good offensive coordinator, but I’m not convinced that he is a good recruiter of QBs. He didn’t recruit Philip Rivers, he didn’t recruit Matt Leinert, he didn’t recruit Carson Palmer, he didn’t recruit Jim McMahon, he didn’t recruit Mark Wilson, he didn’t recruit Steve Young. Who did he recruit for the QB position? Did he recruit Brian Johnson at Utah?

  72. SteveM October 8, 2014 1:09 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Michael Carter is a great choice for honorary captain!

    …maybe he can give the QBs some tips on the option. 🙄

  73. SteveM October 8, 2014 1:16 pm

    RE: #64
    Bryson — it’s a lot like playing a slot machine–sometimes you score, most times not.

    I still believe in the “I’m gonna do it until they stop me” philosophy, the problem is, coach has to realize when they are stopped…and realize it quick.

  74. jimmy the lock October 8, 2014 1:23 pm

    SteveM, it’s more like dating, if you good you score, if not then you so out of luck.

    Sometimes the woman gets left with the guy with the man-boobs, sometimes the guy gets left with the sloppy seconds…such is life.

  75. cocobean October 8, 2014 1:27 pm

    The one thing Chow’s QBs have lacked is confidence. When Schroeder found his he went from a passed over 2nd stringer to an appearance in a college all star game. All our past “good” QBs had that quality. Took Rolo awhile to get his while Colt had enough for two.

    I find Gaetano DeMattei’s quote in this mornings paper interesting. He didn’t address confidence but he exhibited confidence in his ability. He said something like, ” once you start understanding the concepts you can just react. When you get comfortable and it’s your second nature that’s when you can really start to play.” I think that’s the lightbulb moment everyone is waiting for in our QBs.

  76. 4-Prong October 8, 2014 1:31 pm

    Derek: the “only conference play matters” is the last bastion of hope for chow apologists. I’ve never really heard people say “only the conference matters” except in sports where conference play actually DOES matter: basketball, volleyball, baseball, etc. And that’s only because of seeding for a post-season tournament and a possible berth into the NCAA tournament.

    Of course you want to win your conference for football, but for a school like UH, where the goal is just to go 6-6 or 7-6 and make the Hawaii bowl, EVERY win counts. And if you want to build a program that can hang with the big boys, the non conference schedule is just as important, if not more so.

    it just goes to show how low standards have fallen since norm chow took over.

  77. Shoko October 8, 2014 1:33 pm

    DeMattei’s said as much during the post practice yesterday. Seems to be a smart kid and likable.

    Brian Johnson’s playing days were before Chow got to Utah. Although, I think he was a GA assisting quarterbacks under Chow. Now that Johnson’s at Miss State as a quarterback coach, looks like he doing a good job with developing their quarterback, Dak Prescott.

  78. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2014 1:44 pm

    Polly, Jeezy:
    What Chow means is: I’m not going to tell Wyoming what we’re going to do.

  79. Stephen Tsai October 8, 2014 1:58 pm

    Maybe I’m a skeptic, but I’m not buying the $31 million deficit.
    So who’s to gain from putting out that number?
    Let’s look at what’s been happening. There’s a plan in place to raise tuition by 7 percent every year. Thing is, that’s not a 7 percent from the original. Say, tuition is $100 for year one. For the second year, it’s $107. Now for the third year, most people think you add another $7 to the $100. But no, you add the 7 percent to the $107. And …. well, you get the picture. That’s a lot of money. And that’s why UH says, don’t worry about the extra, you can always get a loan or financial aid.
    But I digress.
    Lawmakers now want to slow the increases; maybe eliminate them.
    So now, all of a sudden, there’s a $31 million deficit.
    Or is there?
    For one thing, the facilities, as old as they are, are already in place. The cost then is in maintenance, salaries and benefits, right?
    I’m not sure about the rest of you, but if I’m $1 short on my HECO bill, two months from now, I’m sitting in the dark.
    If you’re $31 million in the hole, the IRS has a foreclosure sign on the Bachman Hall lawn.
    Somebody, obviously, covered the deficit.
    And, again, is it a deficit or a shortfall in revenue projection? If it’s the latter, then the budget people should be put in timeout.
    And that’s my rant for today.

  80. st. anthony trojan October 8, 2014 2:11 pm

    why can’t coach use sum imagination…n salesmanship n answer that question if asked with….’well we are going to have to make sum changes, if we expect to beat wyoming…but i am not going to tell you what we have in store for wyoming..cuz is the same as sending them a e-mail with our game plans’ is that not a more entertaining statement n more to his reason not to answer..

    surely ‘kanaka’ can dress it up a bit…cuz him n BJ are ‘articulate’ he he he

    ans prolly the only thing they have in common…

  81. st. anthony trojan October 8, 2014 2:12 pm

    why can’t coach use sum imagination…n salesmanship n answer that question if asked with….’well we are going to have to make sum changes, if we expect to beat wyoming…but i am not going to tell you what we have in store for wyoming..cuz is the same as sending them a e-mail with our game plans’ is that not a more entertaining statement n more to his reason not to answer..

    surely ‘kanaka’ can dress it up a bit…cuz him n BJ are ‘articulate’ he he he

    ans prolly the only thing they have in common…as far as i can see…

  82. Marleysdad October 8, 2014 2:12 pm

    74. Jimmy, everyone is someone’s sloppy seconds.

  83. st. anthony trojan October 8, 2014 2:22 pm

    well…MD…. NOT SO… me here in manila n look for 50 year old virgin….sum here sat it is ‘still available’….although if you ask a taxi driver…he will die laughing..

  84. jimmy the lock October 8, 2014 2:23 pm

    ST, that’s a good post on the $31 mil.

    Marleysdad, I’ve never been the dumpee so in that sense I’m not a sloppy second. 😆 But heh, I’d gladly be in a room of Victoria’s secret models and be their sloppy second, and third, and fourth…ahhh who am I kidding, I’d be very non-up-to-the-task after the first…such is life.

  85. gigi-hawaii October 8, 2014 3:05 pm

    Jimmy the lock,

    You sure do seem to be interested in women — from dating in general to being in a room of Victoria’s secret models.

    All I can say is, Good luck.

  86. gigi-hawaii October 8, 2014 3:10 pm

    I agree with some of you that self-confidence is the missing ingredient among some QBs.

    But, with winning, self-confidence grows.

    Good luck to Graham and Woolsey.

  87. gigi-hawaii October 8, 2014 3:13 pm

    We have our new 3D TV now and will watch “Gravity” and “Avatar” in 3D soon.

    Of course, we will do this with 3D glasses.

    Trouble with this TV is that it reflects the glare from the table lamps.

    The previous TV did not, because it had a matte surface.

    Ah, well, who’s really complaining?

  88. NotNasti October 8, 2014 3:13 pm

    Who says “only conference play matters?” Someone who lost all of their non-conference games. Although, what do you want him to say? “We suck, we’re gonna suck in conference, I hope I don’t get fired.”

  89. jimmy the lock October 8, 2014 3:50 pm

    All guys AND gals are interested in women. Interests can range from politics to social life to motherhood to whatever.

    Funny that somehow I knew the subject on TV’s would pop up again. 😆

    BTW, weren’t you the one “interested” in Laura? Where is Steve nowadays? Crazy dude.

  90. Die Hard October 8, 2014 4:28 pm

    Some of the superstars on that Holiday Bowl 1992 team, Travis Sims and Jason Elam, were roommates at one time at my dorm at Hale Aloha Ilima. I look forward to watching the pregame festivities on Saturday and seeing Carter at midfield.

  91. BTO October 8, 2014 4:36 pm

    Omaha “Hurry” “Hurry”. Just Sling It. UH’s pass attempts have gone down since the beginning of the season. 42,50, 30, 24, 27… I think there is a correlation with pass attempts to passing yardage. Mike Leach (funny was at BYU and watched Chow innovate the passing game) believes in wide offensive line splits and pass attempts. WSU QB Halliday has thrown 56, 57, 62, 63, 61 and 70 passing attempts with 532, 389, 544, 436,417, and 734 yards in their games. Cal Bears offense has also increased in yardage and scoring with pass attempts over the last three games – 30, 42, 53 for 380 , 458 and 527 yards. NC State QB Briskett was effective versus Florida State slinging it 48 times and completing 32 and torching FSU for 359 yards. UH has to just sling it. Find a QB that can sling it and just sling it!! I rather see a QB complete 30 passes with 2 interceptions than 10 pass completions with no interceptions.

  92. 4-Prong October 8, 2014 4:59 pm

    notnasti, for my post i was referring to the people posting here who are like 0-0 in MWC play! not necessarily norm chow.

  93. Fei Jai October 8, 2014 5:20 pm

    Norm is a good man.

    We need a good coach.

  94. Ipu Man October 8, 2014 6:11 pm

    Of all the qb’s, I’d rather have the one who throws the least amount of
    inteceptions in the game.

  95. oldie October 8, 2014 6:24 pm

    gigi #86 – If you want to rent 3D movies, you may want to try 3D-BlurayRental dot com. For something like $16-17/mon you can rent 3D blurays one at a time, max 5 per month. Usually got to wait for the newest titles, but you can rent another while you wait.

  96. Z October 8, 2014 6:24 pm

    Looks like Gener will be out for a long time. Damn one of my favorite players.

  97. Z October 8, 2014 6:25 pm

    4 – 6 weeks according to DeMello.

  98. NorthShoreFan October 8, 2014 7:42 pm

    Guud Evening Tsaikos…bootiful night.

    fyi…great group of inductees…

    Dang it, Heal up Julian, speedy recovery. IMUA WARRIORS!

  99. NorthShoreFan October 8, 2014 7:45 pm

    #86…gigi…just turn the lamp off and make like you guys at the movies with the popcorn and Red Whip.

  100. st. anthony trojan October 9, 2014 12:23 am

    maybe ur right 4 once FJ …he he he

  101. Maddog50 October 9, 2014 4:43 am

    I just wanna win!!!!! No matter how no matter who. Sorry to here about JG he is a loss but I have been a fan of Bennysince he got there……look for him to blossom under the lights!!!! Really think the the OL needs a tweak but reserve comment on what I think should take place. Just win, the game. They got a back who can produce a QB who can chuck…..the OL is patchwork. You can get to the outside on the D. This should be a breakout game for the O if there was ever going to be one….nuff said I just wanna win…Go Warriors!!!!

  102. Stephen Tsai October 9, 2014 5:35 am

    Ding, ding, ding.
    New post is here: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=25068

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