Wednesday ramblings

• Left wideout Rodney Bradley attended but did not participate in today’s practice. He has a strained left hamstring, and is listed as questionable for Saturday’s WAC opener against Louisiana Tech. 

• Billy Ray Stutzmann, Joe Avery and Dustin Blount worked out at left wideout today. 

• Lametrius Davis has reclaimed the starting job at left cornerback. 

• In addition to serving as a cornerback and nickelback, Lewis Walker also is working out at left safety. 

• Kamalu Umu has moved back to defensive left end. 

• Teammates are still gushing over slotback Kealoha Pilares’ block on Alex Green’s long touchdown play. 

• Dr. Irwin Sewake donated an H hat for a prize giveaway. To enter, please post: “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.” Avis will choose a winner tonight.


  1. Cheyah! September 29, 2010 6:25 am

    That tackle was sweet!

  2. 4UHFAN September 29, 2010 6:26 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  3. d1島 September 29, 2010 6:26 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

    Hurry (safely) up! Practice starting soon….

  4. Cheyah! September 29, 2010 6:27 am

    If Bradley isn’t 100%, I think he should rest up this week and prepare for the next game! Speedy recovery to all!

    Go Warriors!

  5. LizKauai (iPad) September 29, 2010 6:35 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    “Blowouts–it’s happened at least once a year in the past five seasons.

    Either the Fresno State offense sputters out of control and shuts down, or the defense completely collapses and is almost nonexistent.

    In 2006 at home against Hawaii, Warriors’ quarterback Colt Brennan marched into Bulldog Stadium and put a whipping on the Bulldogs, winning 68-37. It was one of the biggest blowout losses in Bulldog Stadium history. The game also led Coach Pat Hill to bench starter Tom Brandstater in the second quarter in favor of backup Sean Norton.”

  6. chopsueyboy September 29, 2010 6:35 am

    Top Five!

  7. Cheyah! September 29, 2010 6:36 am

    Remembering those who lost their lives from the earthquake/tsunami a year ago in Samoa. God bless everyone affected by this tragedy.

  8. cheepono September 29, 2010 6:36 am

    Cheepono in!

    Aloha wednesday all!

    Cheepono out.

  9. Hank September 29, 2010 6:36 am

    Beautiful morning in Hilo…Aloha Kakahiaka…

    Jordan Monico is a beast….

  10. chopsueyboy September 29, 2010 6:37 am

    Too Late for Top Five.

    Top Ten!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico


  11. LizKauai (iPad) September 29, 2010 6:37 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

    Happy Hump Day!

  12. Garret September 29, 2010 6:39 am


    UH 31

    LT 20

  13. Garret September 29, 2010 6:40 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  14. 702WarriorFan September 29, 2010 6:41 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  15. Garret September 29, 2010 6:41 am

    I hope that Bradley isn’t rushed back–UH will need him fully healthy (if possible) for the tough 2 games after La Tech. Rushing him back for this game wouldn’t be worth it if UH could lose him for a long time if the hamstring injury is aggravated.

  16. Garret September 29, 2010 6:42 am

    It seems like the WAC has already selected Montana–instead of giving a presentation yesterday, they got to watch the other 4 schools give presentations to the WAC.

    “The assets that Montana could bring to the WAC are very significant, from the academic profile to the success they’ve had in football and men’s and women’s basketball would lend itself to the WAC very well,” Benson told the Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) newspaper in a telephone interview Tuesday.

    O’Day told the Missoulian he was not asked to give a presentation. The other four schools – Texas State, Texas-San Antonio, Denver and Seattle – did make pitches as they applied for basketball-only membership.

  17. Cheyah! September 29, 2010 6:46 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  18. golfnut September 29, 2010 6:49 am

    Top 25 Finally!

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  19. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 6:59 am


  20. Shoko September 29, 2010 6:59 am

    Morning folks!

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid September 29, 2010 7:07 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico!

    It seemed like he was making every tackle on kick offs. It will be fun to see him play some linebacker.

    That block by Pilares was awesome, too!

  22. CoolEthan September 29, 2010 7:11 am

    Agree Cheyah.

    Remember Samoa.

    I’m gushing over the thought of Bradley and Stutzman playing this weekend. Cant’ wait to see LaTech Defenders for “The Flying Hawaiians Receviers”

  23. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 7:20 am

    Morning … g’morning… OHAIYO! Minasama!

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  24. Pomai September 29, 2010 7:22 am

    UH vs LaTech

    27    –    21    Pomai

    27    –    17    Slugger

    31    –    38    grumpy

    31    –    20    Garret

    34    –    31    Rasu Begasu

    35    –    21    LizKauai

    35    –    14    gigi

    35    –    10    MR. GIGI

    35    –    07    tommui

    35    –    21    NYUH

    35    –    20    HiFlyer

    38    –    21    wafan

    38    –    14    protector

    41    –    20    curious george

    41    –    28    GRM

    41    –    31    Steve

    42    –    17    Bstunna2002

    44    –    24    Tyaiea

    44    –    28    DPK

    45    –    17    al

    45    –    13    bighilofan2

    45    –    10    RedZone

    48    –    28    JJ

    49    –    14    Momo

    49    –    28    Tchahng

    49    –    21    WenatcheeWarrior

    49    –    17    Glenn

    52    –    17    Michigan Warrior

    56    –    14    d1

    56    –    13    Kekoa

    70    –    21    Ipu Man

  25. Michigan Warrior September 29, 2010 7:26 am

    Looking forward to another tackle by Jordan Monico!!! Wish we’d move him to linebacker instead of trying to save him for running back. He knows how to sniff out the ball and make plays, one-on-one.

  26. al September 29, 2010 7:26 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  27. Andy September 29, 2010 7:27 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.


  28. Michigan Warrior September 29, 2010 7:31 am

    I agree… save Bradley and let him heal up completely. I’d like to see more of Stutzman and Blount, among others.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid September 29, 2010 7:35 am

    Love to Samoa!

  30. kev-1 September 29, 2010 7:44 am


    UH 38, LT 28

  31. Bigislandkurt September 29, 2010 7:47 am


    UH: 49

    LaTech 17

  32. Slugger September 29, 2010 7:52 am

    Good morning!

    Not going to practice this morning. Hope Bradley heals up and if he’s not 100%, let him rest.

  33. Momo September 29, 2010 7:53 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  34. Momo September 29, 2010 7:54 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico–Ms Momo

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  36. Shoko September 29, 2010 8:00 am

    Can anyone remember Garret’s post about why Montana is being considered and Montana State is not? Garret? You out there?

  37. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 8:06 am

    Montana is in if they want to be. The question is, do they want to be?

    A poster on the Montana fan message board says that, according to a source in the UM athletic department, the school will probably make the move to the WAC but will take no action in that direction until after October 15th. That’s when the current school president officially retires and the new president takes over. Apparently the current president is a big fan of the FCS playoff system and has been opposed to Montana moving up to FBS for many years.

  38. Slugger September 29, 2010 8:07 am


    Montana has a better record than Montana State. I got to watch both when I worked at NAU and Montana has had the stronger team.

  39. Shoko September 29, 2010 8:10 am


    Interesting post. I heard on another blog about some measure being passed in the Montana Legislature that if Montana wants to make the move, Montana State would have to be invited as well. Something about both schools had to be in the same conference.

  40. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 8:10 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  41. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 8:11 am

    It would be expecting a lot for the state of Montana to support two FBS athletic programs. The entire state population is less than the population of Oahu, spread out over an area 250 times larger. UM is only able to fill its 25,000-seat stadium because fans have been willing to drive four, five, or even six hours to get there.

  42. CHEE! September 29, 2010 8:11 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  43. Last Call September 29, 2010 8:12 am

    Oh joy can’t wait to be in a conference with Texas State, Texas San-Antonio, Seattle, Denver and Montana.

    So what are our great leaders doing besides playing golf with Mr. Peanut ?

    Bobby C seems confident that we are leaving the WAC with an announcement coming in 2011. He hints that he has a reliable source.

  44. Shoko September 29, 2010 8:14 am


    I agree that Montana is the better school in terms of football based on their record, which is probably one, if not the main reason why the’re are being considered. Getting alot of conflicting info from various board is what is driving me crazy.

  45. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 8:15 am


    I think the assertion about there being a Montana law requiring both UM and MSU to be in the same conference is mistaken. I’ve seen information to the contrary on the UM fan board. It’s not even clear that the board of regents that oversees both schools would have to approve UM moving to the WAC. There was a recent post saying that as long as UM finds a way to pay for the move without requiring additional state funds, they can do it.

  46. (Jesse) James September 29, 2010 8:17 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all have a great day!!!

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico”

    Pomai….I actually wanted 42 – 28…Us….

  47. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 8:18 am

    Last Call,

    Don’t forget Lamar. (Just kidding.)

  48. Shoko September 29, 2010 8:18 am


    Yea, I heard that as well that people all over the State of Montana travel to see the Grizz’ play.

  49. dcwarrior September 29, 2010 8:18 am

    #41 – in the Midwest and other places that are spread out, 6 hours is not considered a long way.

  50. Shoko September 29, 2010 8:21 am

    HM #45,

    Mahalo for the clarification.

  51. CoolEthan September 29, 2010 8:22 am

    Oh that’s right, Blount has Bradleys back with Stutzman.

    Heal smart and prosper Rodney. Your covered.

  52. Zion September 29, 2010 8:23 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  53. Ballpicker September 29, 2010 8:25 am

    Good morning everyone.

    Another tackle by Jordon Monico.

    Dpk waz up. I heard from Paul B whose living in Hilo. Seems to be enjoying the golden years.

    Had a great day everyone but before I go,

    Warriors. 52

    la tech. 27

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  55. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 8:38 am

    Good morning all!

    (J)J – Will be at the t-gate around 10:00a.m. again. The ocean calls.

    SteveM – Make some sweet sour sauce for that deep fried bellies. Time for you to expand your cooking repertoire.

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  56. Last Call September 29, 2010 8:40 am

    So basically staying in the WAC with Benson’s vision of adding teams is like being back in the Big Sky days or even worse.

  57. Da Menehune September 29, 2010 8:41 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  58. Ballpicker September 29, 2010 8:41 am


  59. Last Call September 29, 2010 8:42 am

    Several of our coaches have indicated that leaving the WAC sits well with them,should they start making public statements ?

  60. BowTowItChie September 29, 2010 8:44 am

    “Another tackle by Mario Monico!”

  61. tkd2frek1 September 29, 2010 8:52 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico! I’m a deep south Texas lurker. Would love to see UH play in San Antonio or at Texas State!

  62. Last Call September 29, 2010 8:52 am

    Has anyone noticed that if you have an opinion on the Warrior Scout Forum that dosen’t agree with certain mods you get banned ?

  63. Petey September 29, 2010 8:55 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  64. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 8:59 am

    Last Call:

    Those insensitive mods are just too sensitive, eh?

  65. Shoko September 29, 2010 9:04 am

    Since there was dialogue about Boise State’s and Nevada’s controversial cheap shots during last weekends games against Oregon State and BYU respectively, I thought Warriors fans would be interested in what the outcome of the evaluation.

    Boise State safety Winston Venable has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game at New Mexico State for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Oregon State’s James Rogers, WAC commissioner Karl Benson said during a teleconference today.

    Benson, in consultation with WAC supervisor of officials Jim Blackwood and two other nationally known rules experts, orginally handed down a game suspension, but Boise State appealed. The WAC sportsmanship committee reduced the suspension to half a game.

    Benson also addressed the block that Nevada’s John Bender made on BYU’s Romney Fuga on Saturday. Bender, an offensive lineman, came at Fuga from behind and got his head in front of Fuga as he blocked him below the waist. Fuga suffered a season-ending knee injury.

    Benson reaffirmed that the play did not constitute a foul and added that it would have been a foul in the NFL. He said there has been discussion by the NCAA rules committee to consider such a play a foul, and that it would likely be brought up again.

  66. uhfan09 September 29, 2010 9:04 am

    only time will tell if hawaiis defense made progress. will saturdays game against la tech tell us more. i hope so. make me believe.

  67. GRM September 29, 2010 9:06 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  68. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 9:11 am

    I wonder if we’ll see more of those kinds of hits from Boise and Nevada when the games are close?

  69. tommui September 29, 2010 9:11 am


    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  70. CoolEthan September 29, 2010 9:12 am

    Last call, What are those Mods on the forum?

  71. Not an Expert September 29, 2010 9:17 am

    A school from a conference gets to a level in football that makes them a commodity for their conference. Thus that school has made the conference rating much better in respect to BCS points. Now that they have reached a higher level that school get swiped away by another conference enhancing this other conference BCS point standing and diminishing the conference standing they are leaving.

    As I stated a school becomes a valuable commodity in football and what I want to know, is there any compensation that the conference that is taking that team away from another conference have to pay for that move? If compensation is made fine, if not the laws of business needs to be written into all things that can create loss of current and future revenues.

  72. djmitcho September 29, 2010 9:18 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  73. Shoko September 29, 2010 9:21 am


    I haven’t noticed BSU or Nevada having a history of cheap shots or unscrupulous conduct on the field. Time will tell, I guess. However, I would say, the refs will scrutinize the Broncos and Packs conduct on ther field in future games.

  74. gigi-hawaii September 29, 2010 9:29 am

    Hi everybody!!!

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    If I win, I’ll give the hat to hubby.

  75. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 9:32 am

    If you look at Texas San-Antonio’s football schedule… they have FCS teams booked for full schedules in 2011 and 2012. Then they have 4-5 Div I teams booked for the next 3 years. This team is serious about going Div I in 2013. 2011, is their first year of football.

  76. Garret September 29, 2010 9:33 am


    Should we really focus on cheap shots when UH probably led the country in personal fouls in Mack’s first year and Hansen threw a couple of elbows against Charleston Southern? I agree with Shoko that BSU and Nevada do not have a history of fouls like that, and I’d bet that UH has more personal fouls than either school over the past 3, 5, 7, and 10 year periods.

  77. Garret September 29, 2010 9:34 am


    Yes, UT-SA wants to go to D-IA in 2013, but the WAC wants them in 2012. I don’t think they will be ready in 2012 and they already have the contracts signed for games in 2012.

  78. Garret September 29, 2010 9:35 am

    Karl Benson says that other schools are using the WAC’s situation to recruit against WAC schools.

    I think it’s safe to say there is negative recruiting going on out there in all sports, and our coaches are at a disadvantage when others suggest the WAC isn’t gong to be around. It’s very important we send a very strong message, sooner than later, that the WAC is going to continue to operate.

  79. Garret September 29, 2010 9:36 am

    Benson also said that the WAC is focused just on the 5 schools that were present yesterday. So, no UC-Davis, Sac State, Lamar, or others.

    Candidates besides UTSA, Texas State, Denver, Seattle and Montana?

    Right now, we’re focusing on these five. We will spend our time and attention during this 30-60 day window on those fives. There may be others that are on the peripheral that could come back into play.

  80. Garret September 29, 2010 9:37 am

    Update on Montana.

    Where are Montana’s considerations?

    Primarily, the feasibility study, the current landscape, the timing, the change in (school) presidents, whether indeed this is the right time for the University of Montana to make the move to the FBS.

    I’m hoping anyone in the Western area would be aware of the tremendous success Montana has had (in the FCS). As I travel around the country, and people are asking me about what our options are, more often or not, I’m being told by others that Montana is a perfect fit for the WAC. We recognize that. (But) we will respect the process Montana is in (as it changes school presidents).

  81. Garret September 29, 2010 9:38 am


    Montana State doesn’t have the money to upgrade its facilities and add scholarships needed to move to D-IA. Montana may not have the money either–they need to upgrade their facilities, add football scholarships, and add several women’s sports to be able to move to D-IA.

  82. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 9:42 am


    I’m not for “cheap shots” late hits/punches for personal fouls.. nor am I for possible “season/career ending shots” as personal fouls. But I think the latter may be more deliberate or calculated.

  83. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 9:44 am

    Getting personal fouls, and ultimately kicked out of the game for excessive celebration.. well… only a Craig could pull off Stuntz- like that… -man.

  84. MP September 29, 2010 9:46 am


    UH 35 -LaTech 28

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  85. TJ Kauai September 29, 2010 9:48 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  86. Markazulu September 29, 2010 9:52 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  87. Hawaiianbod September 29, 2010 9:53 am

    WOO HOO – top 100 babeee! hehehehe.

    g’mornng Tsaikos!! 🙂


    healing prayers for all the injured Warriors and all our friends and family members in need.

    Happy hUMp day!

    have a good day erryboddy!!


    Da boyz 35

    Da girlz 24

    another tackle by jordan monico.

    on that note…whooooooooooooooosh

  88. Last Call September 29, 2010 10:00 am

    Sorry to disagree with Mr. Peanut but we need to send a strong message that the WAC is pau and under his leadership the WAC is a total failure .

  89. bb September 29, 2010 10:03 am

    I hope that the price of my season tickets and pay per view are reflective of the product that is put in front of me.

  90. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 10:04 am

    Last Call,

    Do that and for next season you’ll have little or no recruits, a handful of walk-ons and last minute recruits — JC and/or otherwise. Scary thought, after what our program went through to rebuild after JJ left…

  91. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 10:07 am


    2012, the away games will look better… with USC and BYU on the mainland

    but for 2013….

    8/31/2013 USC Aloha Stadium

    9/14/2013 Brigham Young Aloha Stadium

    11/30/2013 Army Aloha Stadium

    12/7/2013 Washington Aloha Stadium

  92. Derek September 29, 2010 10:08 am

    Hamstrings take time to heal. For the rest of the season, I would not play Bradley this weekend and see how he is for next week at Fresno St. I think Billy Ray and Avery can handle it for this week.


    I like the Warriors chances w/ our Moniz against La Tech announced 4th string QB. We are playing at home, La Tech has lost 3 straight tough losses against some very decent competition in Texas A&M, Navy, and Southern Miss. Either way, they will be very motivated or they will be discouraged from those losses and they now have to travel 5,000 miles to come to Hawaii. Warriors got some turnovers last week and should have had a couple more interceptions by Gomes so they have some confidence. For how long is anybody’s guess, but this is a revenge game for the Warriors after losing at La Tech last year when Alexander hurt his ACL. Historically, Hawaii has fared well against La Tech here at Aloha Stadium. Prediction: Hawaii defense will make some big plays. There has to be finally at least one big special teams play. Moniz will be on target and getting better with each game. Take it to the bank, bank!

    Hawaii – 45

    La Tech – 3

    If I won the prize for last week’s score, how can I receive it? If not, not a problem.

  93. Manoa Mist September 29, 2010 10:11 am

    Can’t believe that was

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  94. Curt September 29, 2010 10:11 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico. Go Warriors!

  95. Curt September 29, 2010 10:13 am


    UH 38-31

  96. BNS September 29, 2010 10:14 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  97. Pomai September 29, 2010 10:16 am

    #48 Shoko – Can you imainge what the stadium would look like if UH fans had to drive 5 to 6 hours to see the game LOL Heck a lot b–ch about having to drive for an hour.

  98. Last Call September 29, 2010 10:17 am

    No risk no reward.

  99. (Jesse) James September 29, 2010 10:19 am

    Just thought I’d post this video again. Some classic moments in football and the clips and song can inspire some of our Boys of Fall to get fired up…get emotional…and keep that going for all four quarters….I know it got me fired up and ready to play again….except that I’m way past my prime…LOL

  100. klo September 29, 2010 10:19 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    Hawaii- 42

    La Tech – 14

  101. Pomai September 29, 2010 10:22 am

    Derek you did win, contact ST to see how to collect.

  102. koakane ip4 September 29, 2010 10:22 am

    morning to UH warrior and wahine followers

    talking w bill stuzman last night, very interesting insights on the receiver

  103. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:23 am

    If Bobby Curran claims he has a source saying UH will announce leaving the WAC in 2011 and that source is correct, I wonder if the SAVINGS on sending our non football sports to the BIG WEST played a bigger factor in the decision moreso than the ability to schedule successfully for an independent football program?

  104. Pomai September 29, 2010 10:24 am

    UH vs LaTech

    27    –    21    Pomai

    27    –    17    Slugger

    31    –    38    grumpy

    31    –    20    Garret

    34    –    31    Rasu Begasu

    35    –    21    LizKauai

    35    –    14    gigi

    35    –    10    MR. GIGI

    35    –    07    tommui

    35    –    21    NYUH

    35    –    20    HiFlyer

    35    –    28    MP

    35    –    24    Hawaiianbod

    38    –    21    wafan

    38    –    14    protector

    38    –    28    Kev-1

    38    –    31    Curt

    41    –    20    curious george

    41    –    28    GRM

    41    –    31    Steve

    42    –    28    JJ

    42    –    17    Bstunna2002

    42    –    14    klo

    44    –    24    Tyaiea

    44    –    28    DPK

    45    –    17    al

    45    –    13    bighilofan2

    45    –    10    RedZone

    45    –    3    Derek

    49    –    14    Momo

    49    –    28    Tchahng

    49    –    21    WenatcheeWarrior

    49    –    17    Glenn

    49    –    17    Bigislandkurt

    52    –    17    Michigan Warrior

    52    –    27    Ballpicker

    56    –    14    d1

    56    –    13    Kekoa

    70    –    21    Ipu Man

  105. Michigan Warrior September 29, 2010 10:25 am

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    Come back October 11 to see the Grand Prize winner!”

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  106. OldDiver September 29, 2010 10:26 am

    Jordan Monico will make eight tackles on eight kick offs. And by the way.


    La Tech–21

  107. Curt September 29, 2010 10:27 am

    So Bobby Curran’s source says we’re likely to announce in 2011 about leaving the WAC? I didn’t hear that. To me, that probably means going independent for football and everything else goes to the Big West. I hope JD has done his homework on the football scheduling issue. We all know how hard our previous AD had in scheduling a few games. I think we need another creative NCAA exemption to help us draw teams to the islands.

  108. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:33 am

    November’s volleyball LOI date is a little more than a month away and the BIGGEST recruit of mention that has been in the online message boards and whatnot is Wahine volleyball recruit Jane Croson.

    With all the question marks about the status of the WAC and where our non-football teams will end up, some expressed concern about how Croson will follow through with her verbal to Dave Shoji.

    I don’t follow volleytalk religiously, but I believe all indications show Croson will still commit to UH. If that is the case, then one would have to credit Dave Shoji on answering any concerns Croson may have brought up to him, if she did at all.

    I believe this to be the case for all the UH coaches that are in pursuit of recruits at the moment or soon will be. Yes, it is out of the hands of the coaches, but they are the immediate contacts with these recruits and I hate to say it, but our coaches will be put on the spot to answer questions they may not know.

  109. Curt September 29, 2010 10:35 am

    How about a creative NCAA exemption like:

    Whoever travels to Hawaii for a football game gets to start their season one week earlier; this of course would allow their opponents to play one week earlier as well. There would probably be some dissent on this but hey, it’s a significant disadvantage to schedule games here.

  110. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:36 am




    4:00PM HAWAII TIME!!!

  111. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:42 am


    One thing about that is how a team’s fall camp would be altered. I know there is an NCAA rule about how many practice hours a team gets for their fall camp, but I am not sure if there is a rule as to WHEN a team can start their fall camp.

    One earlier week to start = fall camp begins earlier for them also.

    Then you would have concern yourself with the logistics of having your players on campus earlier for fall camp and whatnot.

  112. maui warrior September 29, 2010 10:42 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    UH 35- La Tech 14

  113. Pomai September 29, 2010 10:45 am

    Join the Na Wahine Softball Booster Club and help make this the best program in the nation.

  114. Kekoa September 29, 2010 10:46 am

    Curt ~ Sounds like your #109 would spark some controversey. Some malcontents may scream ‘foul!’ Who cares? I like the idea of an early start. Good incentive for those schools who may want to use it as a recruiting tool.

  115. Last Call September 29, 2010 10:49 am


    On one of Dave’s weekly shows a caller asked if all of the 2011 recruits will be signing in Nov and it was a yes .

  116. Kekoa September 29, 2010 10:52 am

    (Jessie) James ~ You admitted to being past your *prime?* No way! I heard you get one Prom date already for Kukui HS!

  117. Curt September 29, 2010 10:52 am

    Kazz, Kekoa

    Yes. Camps would be permitted to start one week earlier. This would give schools another incentive to schedule games in Hawaii. Does anyone have a better incentive for us to propose to the NCAA that wouldn’t cost $ but yet give teams incentive to come here?

  118. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:56 am

    Last Call,

    This is not meant to discredit anything ANY UH coach says about recruits and their signing intentions, but I personally will believe it when I see it.

  119. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 10:58 am

    It’s not that I don’t believe what the coaches say, its more on how things can change from a recruit’s mind day to day or minute by minute.

    Then you have the weasels on other programs working their foul smelling juu juu on recruits to get them to change their minds and whatnot.

  120. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 11:00 am

    Kazz – You’re going to watch them sign?

  121. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:00 am


    The only suggestion I have is to send schools a letter simply saying:

    “Don’t be a bunch of panties. Just play.”







    AND… that’s why I am NOT an athletic director. 😆

  122. bike sales September 29, 2010 11:00 am

    I have some ideas, thank you for sharing, I really like the safety valve.

  123. Pomai September 29, 2010 11:01 am

    I don’t think we would have a problem with scheduling by going independent, if you look at all the conferences, go after the mid-tier schools in each conference, they are still SEC, Big Ten, Big East, PAC 10 and so on schools. This would be their bowl game. Go Nation Wide, have the same outlook that the fresneck’s had, anybody anytime anywhere. But the downer with this is we would have to win and win big. It can be done, hard but is doable.

  124. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:03 am


    No, but there are always official press releases saying so-and-so SIGNED with Hawaii.

  125. Jeff September 29, 2010 11:03 am

    I would think volleyball recruiting would be the sport least affected by the WAC turmoil. I don’t think any player commits to Hawaii because of the WAC and to play teams like Fresno State or Boise State. (who are frankly bad volleyball teams)

    Players commit to Hawaii because of the atmosphere and chance to play in front of thousands of fans each night, or because of the great coaching staff, chance to make a run to the final four each year, or because of the tough pre season schedule, but certainly not because of the WAC.

  126. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:04 am

    Go Indy and we should expect LESS home games.

  127. LizKauai m/ September 29, 2010 11:06 am

    tkd2frek1: Welcome to the Blog!

    So, if UH is pulling out of the WAC- let’s do it before the penalty is $10M, ok?

    We live in interesting times…

  128. Colomaohana September 29, 2010 11:07 am

    Howzit gang!

    Bringing rice and….maybe sumtin’ sweet for dessert.

    Also, bringing one of my mamaz wit’ me: MamaMia in da’ hizzzzouse!!!

    Uh, BTW, Mr C pau work at 12, so we’ll be there wit’ da rice before da pork is gone. Promise. If not, rice and beer good, ah?

  129. LizKauai m/ September 29, 2010 11:08 am

    Kazz- back in my day, it was FEWER, unless you mean the quantity of seats filled… or home games played in small stadiums…

    sheesh… some rules should not be broken…

  130. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:08 am

    When it is all said and done, “Jeff” is correct. 100% right.

    Wahine volleyball is about the ONLY program in a mid-major conference that can get away with selling the experience to recruits as opposed to the level of competition within the conference.

    Of course with what the Wahine have built over the decades in winning consistently, it has brought on the ability to still schedule top tier competition outside the conference early in the season to be followed by NCAA tourney appearances one after the other.

  131. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:09 am


    Saw your e-mail.

    Will call on Friday to check up.

  132. Last Call September 29, 2010 11:11 am

    Dave said there will be an official announcement on the VB signings.

  133. Curt September 29, 2010 11:19 am

    Did someone else hear the Bobby Curran statement about leaving the WAC?

  134. al September 29, 2010 11:23 am

    random thoughts…

    …the university of hawaii should be seeking an extra week of football, either at the tail end or prior to everyone else starting. this will allow teams who play during the extra week an opportunity to fully take advantage of the hawaii 13th game exemption and it gives hawaii an additional week to schedule a much needed bye during the season.

    …since no one mentioned this, did you notice that mcgarrett alluded to the heat in hawaii, saying it was 100 degrees. hah, when was the last time we reached three digit temps? i have been liking the new 5-0, howver, they need someone to proof the “facts”.

    …i believe that we are on tract to have a knockout season, starting with la tech.

    …go billy ray!

  135. rage777 September 29, 2010 11:23 am

    So if the teams that play UH can start a week earlier, does that mean only the teams UH are playing (13 teams) have to play each other? Or does this mean 26 teams can start the season earlier (the team UH plays plus whoever else they play)?

    I don’t see this as much of an incentive. Don’t a lot of teams already complain about how long the season is, with their regular season games, conference championship games, and bowl games?

    If UH goes independent, who exactly are we going to be scheduling in late November, early December? That is when all the conferences will be playing each other to see who is conference champions. Unless we are only playing the other independent teams during this time, so only Army, Navy, and BYU (I don’t know if ND would play us) every year in November and December. Have you looked at the teams that Navy and Army have been playing late in the year? Not many big names.

    If UH cuts the number of football scholarships, can they then cut some of the women sports under Title IX? If so, then that could be a way to at least save some money. Have more local walk-ons.

  136. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 11:26 am

    #133 Curt, I did not and I listen to at least part of Bobby’s show every morning. It may just be an unfounded rumor.

  137. rage777 September 29, 2010 11:26 am

    On a side note about Hawaii 5-0. I tried to watch it, but all they did was talk in a Mustang. I change the channel come back a few minutes later and they are still talking in the car. I don’t remember much about the original series, but I don’t think it was that boring. Maybe they should get a better car, like a Tesla, since the Ferrari was such a key ingredient to the original series.

  138. Bowwar September 29, 2010 11:28 am

    That Pilares block on Green’s run was outstanding…

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  139. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:29 am

    I only started watching 5-O from the second episode and it wasn’t a Mustang.

    I was the new Camero ala Bumblebee from Transformers.

  140. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 11:32 am

    If we cut football schollies, does that mean an auto disqualification from Division 1 status?

    To cut down football schollies enough so that a women’s sport would be cut also in accordance with Title 9, I think you might as well cut the ENTIRE football program.

  141. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 11:34 am

    #135 rage, another question is, who are we going to be scheduling in October and early November? All but the other four independents will be in the midst of their conference seasons during that time. They may be willing to host UH at their place but few will agree to travel to Honolulu for a non-conference game. At best we’ll convince a few FCS or financially struggling FBS teams to play here, if we pay them enough money. Not an attractive prospect.

  142. Aaron September 29, 2010 11:37 am

    curt’s idea of allowing UH to play their first game a week earlier is worth looking into. they could hold it a week before the other games in a similar fashion with the BCA football classic that used to be played. on top of giving teams an added incentive to play here, it would be the only game on tv that saturday and if we are independent, we get to keep all the money for ourselves.

  143. Last Call September 29, 2010 11:37 am

    Totally lost interest in the new 5-0 already.This past week I was bored with it and went to bed.

  144. Pomai September 29, 2010 11:42 am

    #134 al – Hawaii 100°F / 38°C April 27, 1931 Pahala

  145. Hoohiki September 29, 2010 11:45 am

    Is the national spelling bee competition considered a sport? For the first time ever, Hawaii will not have a representative champion from our state because no sponsor stepped up this year when the previous years’ sponsor declined to do it again. Why am I posting this problem here on the WB blog? Because the people here are doers and thinkers. I think you care about the children of our state and their education and will be able to disseminate the information in the hope that someone or corporation will support this. We have 2 weeks to get a sponsor, otherwise, Hawaii’s out, and that would be a shame.

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico!”

  146. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 11:45 am

    Maybe McGarrett was vacationing on the big island near a vent by Kilauea…

  147. Curt September 29, 2010 11:47 am


    You’re right. The big issue is scheduling in the Oct-Nov timeframe…actually, throw in the second half of Sep as well. Looks like a major challenge to me unless we hit the road for most of it.

  148. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 11:50 am

    Hmmm our toughest game next season might be La Tech on the road. So maybe we should be nice and back off when it’s 49-13 with 4 minutes to play…

    Nah… !

  149. SteveM September 29, 2010 11:51 am

    Good morning everyone!

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    tkd2frek1 — looong time no see! Do you still reside in Texas? If not, please tell us your city/state.

  150. Slugger September 29, 2010 11:53 am

    Good for Lewis and Kamalu!

    Esme & out…

  151. LizKauai m/ September 29, 2010 11:59 am

    Hawaii 5-0 – I’m enjoying the character development. Friendships being built and we get a glimpse into the lives and motivations underneath it all.

    Car time is when my kids talk to me and reveal their feelings … so it’s a natural.


  152. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 12:08 pm

    Last Call,

    My co-worker was really into the debut episode and urged me to watch. I had seriously put on a personal BOYCOTT on the show when CBS aired USC’s band doing the theme.

    But since the UH Rainbow Warrior Marching Band WILL be featured in national ads for the show, I lifted my boycott.

    In short, I thought the second episode was rushed and I was concerned with how the characters McGarrett and Danno appeared to be sterile, even during the times they attempted comedic dialogue. There is nothing wrong with the actors themselves, maybe just they way their parts were written.

    I like where the show COULD go and the potential is there though.

    Every show has their so-so episodes, hopefully this will be the LAST “so-so” episode for a while.

    When you grab 14 million viewers on opening night, you need to hold on to as many as you can considering that timeslot.

  153. Garret September 29, 2010 12:09 pm

    It looks like the Southland Conference’s Commissioner has been informed that UT-San Antonio and Texas State are leaving for the WAC.

    Southland Conference commissioner Tom Burnett said Wednesday he’s already accepted that two of his strongest members, UTSA and Texas State, will be leaving to join the Western Athletic Conference.

    “Quite honestly,” he said, “and this might be my personal opinion, but them going to the WAC is a foregone conclusion. It’s a ‘when,’ not an ‘if.’ ”

  154. Garret September 29, 2010 12:10 pm

    UT-San Antonio didn’t want to start D-IA play until 2014 (their plan was actually targeting 2015 until recently), but the WAC is trying to push them to start in 2012.

    Ironically, as badly as UTSA wants to gain entry to college football’s top flight, the process could be unfolding even faster than it would like.

    Before the WAC became an option, the Roadrunners had adjusted their timeline to reach the FBS as an independent in 2014, a year faster than the plan they initially unveiled last January.

  155. rage777 September 29, 2010 12:13 pm

    That was a Camaro? I could have sworn I saw the Mustang symbol before they jumped in the car. I love the Camaro (and Challenger), I could have sworn that wasn’t one. But then again, I am getting old and the eye sight might be going too. I still think they need a better car. The car makes the show. Who can forget the Ferrari with Hawaii 5-0 and the Ferrari Testarossa with Miami Vice. I say get the Tesla, fits the Hawaii image of going green with an electric car and it has the sporty looks that meets the original 5-0 standards.

  156. Garret September 29, 2010 12:13 pm

    Benson says that Texas State and UT-San Antonio can join the WAC as provisional members for a couple of years before they are full D-IA members. That means that every WAC school will play both teams each year even though wins would only count as D-IAA wins for bowl eligibility (only 1 win could be counted but all losses would count).

    But Benson said Tuesday that both schools could join the league as provisional members, to fill out the schedules of the six remaining members, until they have fulfilled their requirements.

  157. Last Call September 29, 2010 12:14 pm

    I did notice the 5-0 had an uptick in the overnight ratings this week so I guess some are digging it.

  158. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 12:14 pm


    31 UH 28 LaT

  159. Pomai September 29, 2010 12:15 pm

    Just using the SEC this has been their championship games for the last ten years.

    1999 Alabama vs Florida

    2000 Florida vs Auburn

    2001 LSU vs Tennessee

    2002 Georgia vs Arkansas

    2003 LSU vs Georgia

    2004 Auburn vs Tennessee

    2005 Georgia vs LSU

    2006 Florida vs Arkansas

    2007 LSU vs Tennessee

    2008 Florida vs Alabama

    2009 Alabama vs Florida

    Now the following SEC schools have not even been in the running, but they are still SEC schools, so I don’t think it would be too hard of a sell to schedule them to play here.



    Mississippi State


    So if you look at all the conference’s like this then it may not be to hard to make up a decent schedule.

    I myself wouldn’t mind going to see us play any of these teams.

  160. Last Call September 29, 2010 12:16 pm

    I real don’t care what Benson is saying. I want to know what WE will be doing .

  161. Jeff September 29, 2010 12:19 pm

    Any guess on what attendance is going to be against the likes of UTSA, Texas State, NMSU, SJSU etc?

    Independence may be risky, but at this point it may be our only option. I know someone earlier was talking about Bobby Curran I know he is a proponent of independence, so I wonder if he is echoing the thoughts of those in UH administration? He’s always moaning and groanining about how unattractive the WAC is going to be with these new teams.

  162. Pomai September 29, 2010 12:19 pm

    UH vs LaTech

    27    –    21    Pomai

    27    –    17    Slugger

    31    –    38    grumpy

    31    –    20    Garret

    31    –    28    papajoe2

    34    –    31    Rasu Begasu

    35    –    21    LizKauai

    35    –    14    gigi

    35    –    10    MR. GIGI

    35    –    07    tommui

    35    –    21    NYUH

    35    –    20    HiFlyer

    35    –    28    MP

    35    –    24    Hawaiianbod

    38    –    21    wafan

    38    –    14    protector

    38    –    28    Kev-1

    38    –    31    Curt

    41    –    20    curious george

    41    –    28    GRM

    41    –    31    Steve

    42    –    28    JJ

    42    –    17    Bstunna2002

    42    –    14    klo

    42    –    21    OldDiver

    44    –    24    Tyaiea

    44    –    28    DPK

    45    –    17    al

    45    –    13    bighilofan2

    45    –    10    RedZone

    45    –    03    Derek

    49    –    14    Momo

    49    –    28    Tchahng

    49    –    21    WenatcheeWarrior

    49    –    17    Glenn

    49    –    17    Bigislandkurt

    52    –    17    Michigan Warrior

    52    –    27    Ballpicker

    56    –    14    d1

    56    –    13    Kekoa

    70    –    21    Ipu Man

  163. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 12:22 pm

    how’s tank hopkins recovery going?

  164. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 12:22 pm


  165. Garret September 29, 2010 12:22 pm


    Why would the SEC schools travel to Hawaii? The Hawaii Exemption is worthless to them because they need the 2 bye weeks to deal with the brutal conference schedule. Their TV deal encourages them to play all home games in their nonconference schedule and they rarely travel far for home-and-home series. They make $5+ million per home game…and would barely break even with what UH gives visiting teams.

  166. YmEa September 29, 2010 12:28 pm

    Another tackle by J O R D A N M O N I C O…….

  167. Pomai September 29, 2010 12:35 pm

    Garret does Kentucky,


    Mississippi State and

    Vanderbilt get the 5million per home game when they play out of conference games?

  168. Aiea Makule September 29, 2010 12:38 pm

    Just musing about an NCAA exemption that may help UH. Perhaps a change in the bowl eligibility requirement to needing a winning record to be bowl eligible (not a .500 record) may convince some schools to play that extra game and schedule UH.

  169. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 12:38 pm

    Starting the season early was mentioned on this blog a few months ago. I believe teams can start practicing a certain amount of weeks before their first game. So if UH starts 1 week earlier, then their opponent may start 1 week earlier too. No one else may start earlier. This may be good for their opponents as they will add another bye week or use the game as their 13th game for a home game money maker. Scheduling a weak team or a Div.II team following the Hawaii trip, then taking a week off may actually help the opponent to prepare for their upcoming season with minimizing the risk of a loss following the Hawaii trip.

  170. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 12:40 pm

    #179 is it the 13th or 14 game their extra game?

  171. jojo ® September 29, 2010 12:41 pm


    my score

    24 UH – 6 LaTechie

  172. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 12:45 pm

    It was also mentioned that a lot of schools cannot accommodate the athletes (football) coming to school earlier, with summer school till going on, dorm workers, and other workers needed at school, etc.. I still think that most schools/coaches, although not every school or coach, will find this to their liking though.

  173. Aiea Makule September 29, 2010 12:51 pm


    If you meant #169, I believe the extra game allowed now when teams play UH is the 13th game. When they don’t play UH, they only need 6 wins now; but if they do play UH, they’ll need 7 wins to be bowl eligible under current rules.

  174. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 12:57 pm

    The old Hawaii 5-0 had a Ferrari? I thought it was a black Mercury.

    I think Magnum P.I. had the Ferrari.

  175. Last Call September 29, 2010 1:02 pm

    So Mr. Peanut suspends Donkey State’s Winston Venable for one game then then the Donkeys whine and Mr.Peanut changes his mind and reduces it to a half game .Karl still bending over backwards for his Alma Mater.

  176. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 1:04 pm

    I could have sworn that a few weeks ago Bobby Curran went from shooting down optimism for independence and now he’s putting down the WAC outlook?

  177. d1島 September 29, 2010 1:04 pm


    September 29th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Jordan Monico will make eight tackles on eight kick offs. And by the way.


    La Tech–21

    Either Monico makes a tackle on one of LaTech’s KO’s or Enos has a really bad night! 😆

  178. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 1:06 pm

    Thanks Aiea Makule. My mind gets a little foggy at times.

    Last Call #176, He no shame or what? every time ya.

  179. Matt September 29, 2010 1:06 pm

    My prediction:

    La Tech 14

    Hawaii 52

  180. Jeff September 29, 2010 1:08 pm


    #176 That’s the feeling I get also. Like many of us fans he feels that schools that the WAC is thinking of adding will not be a draw when it comes to ticket sales. He even goes as far to say that the WAC is dead/dying in his eyes. He seems to favor independence now. I did not ever hear him say that he had a source in the AD claiming they were going independent in 2011 though.

  181. d1島 September 29, 2010 1:09 pm

    Last Call:

    September 29th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I did notice the 5-0 had an uptick in the overnight ratings this week so I guess some are digging it.

    There’s a specific reason for all the “upticks” that occur during that show! 😯

  182. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 1:12 pm


    Yup! Just remembered that after FSU and UNR dug out, people were calling in saying that going indy is the way to go and back then Curran tried to stress how hard it would be to schedule opponents in the middle of the season, basically the main concerned shared by a lot of us.

    Now he’s changing his tune huh???

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Curran does know or heard something from admin.

  183. d1島 September 29, 2010 1:17 pm

    Old Diver,

    OTOH, are you saying the HC blows it on making the call after the coin toss? 😈

  184. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 1:17 pm

    d1 – could’ve been some field goals made…

  185. d1島 September 29, 2010 1:17 pm

    Hmmmm…how come erryboddy stopped posting? 😆

  186. d1島 September 29, 2010 1:19 pm

    ….two-handed posters? 👿 😈 😆

  187. al September 29, 2010 1:21 pm

    #134 & 135

    if we could get the ncaa to agree to allow us to start a week earlier or a week later, it would be a home game for obvious reasons. the team coming in gets to either start a week earlier or later as well as have this as their 13th hawaii game rule.

    because the game is ahead or after the rest of the ncaa, it will not only give us another bye week during the course of the season as this is imperative to the amount of travel that we would have during the rest of the schedule (especially if we are independent). but, this will give us an exclusive tv game nationally, provided we play a marquee team since we would be the only game that day/week. surely this could be an additional draw to entice a quality opponent to be featured on national tv.

    i think it is worth pursuing.

  188. OldDiver September 29, 2010 1:28 pm

    I was thinking we are kicking off either to start the game or to start the second half.

  189. al September 29, 2010 1:28 pm

    kazz…some say that there is strong support for us to fly the coop and go independent. it is starting to make more sense. contacts are being made as we speak. if the ad can get six or more recurring teams or a good rotation of quality opponents this could be a go.

    i believe a lot of this hinges upon what happens with the wac and how the fallout will be in the next year or two as more and more realignment begins to take shape. i think that the big12 is the conference that will have the most changes in the near future espicially with power players like texas and rest will be subject to the domino effects of it.


  190. Curt September 29, 2010 1:31 pm

    Okay al. I give you full authority to pursue this matter. 🙂

  191. Garret September 29, 2010 1:34 pm


    Yes, they make that money for HOME games. Home teams get the ticket money and only home games qualify for the SEC’s $3.1 billion TV deal. When SEC teams play on the road, they do not get any ticket money and they do not get any TV money. Florida, Georgia, and Alabama make much more for each home game than the lower-level SEC teams of course, more than $5+ mil.

    UH gives something like $300k to visiting D-IA teams, which basically covers travel expenses.

  192. Last Call September 29, 2010 1:44 pm

    I’m getting to that part of the day when I’ve fully vented and need a nap. 🙂

  193. Pomai September 29, 2010 1:44 pm

    OK then if we were to stay in the wac with the edition of the texas teams an so on maybe we should revisit taking some of those so called bodybag games for our out of conference games?

  194. Garret September 29, 2010 1:48 pm

    Starting the season early was mentioned on this blog a few months ago. I believe teams can start practicing a certain amount of weeks before their first game. So if UH starts 1 week earlier, then their opponent may start 1 week earlier too. No one else may start earlier.

    This is mentioned in UH forums all the time, but it is completely unfair to the rest of the NCAA teams and has *zero* chance of happening. The competitive advantage provided would result in the vast majority of D-IA teams voting against it.

    UH has only a *tiny* amount of political capital and good will to pursue NCAA rule changes. Trying things that are sure to be shot down would use that all up. I have NEVER seen any explanation of how adopting a rule like that would be suitable for the rest of the NCAA, especially for the competitive imbalance caused in conferences when some teams would get an extra week or practice. If we only look at things from UH’s point of view, our viewed is skewed and we are not living in reality. If a rule change won’t help the rest of the country also, its chance of passing is extremely low.

    In my opinion, the ONLY rule change that has a chance to help UH is extending the season to 15 weeks. That would make the Hawaii Exemption worth something again and JD already showed what types of awesome games UH could schedule when he took advantage of the 15-week 2013 season. The excuse to making the season 15 weeks would be that the NCAA kept increasing the number of games without increasing the number of weeks the games could be played, and teams need more bye weeks.

    Coaches around the country always want more bye weeks, so they would be for it.

    TV contracts would go *up* in value because there would be another week to sell. TV could show 15 weeks instead of 14 weeks, and the extra week would help teams be able to play non-Saturday games without running out of bye weeks. Thursday games could make a lot of money, but teams have to use a bye week to play them except for the first week of the season.

    More teams would get to be on TV because they could get on TV in weeks

    when other teams have bye weeks.

    This is an example of a proposal where EVERYBODY wins, so UH could get NCAA support. Looking at things that just help UH and not the rest of the D-IA teams is simply asking for charity and there is no reason why the rest of the country should just give UH an advantage they won’t benefit from.

  195. PONO September 29, 2010 1:51 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan monico

  196. madeinhawaii September 29, 2010 1:54 pm

    Next season we start with Colorado at Aloha… (pay back game)

    then we start with USC for the next two seasons.. first away.. then back here.

    Then Colorado at Colorado again in 2014.

    We also have BYU in 2012 and 2013.

    2012, 2013 OoC schedules will balance out the WAC’s weakened schedule.

    2011, with Boise’s exit and Nevada breaking in a new QB… Warrior’s schedule looks about as strong as 2007.

  197. Garret September 29, 2010 1:55 pm

    SEC and Big 10 teams are getting so much TV money now that the asking price for bodybag games is going up. Colorado got $1.3 million for a road game without getting a home game in return, and I already posted an article a few months ago where people are talking about *$2 million* for paycheck games in the future.

    The trouble is that travel comes out of the payment, so paycheck games are less worth it to UH than any other school. Also, the Big 10 and SEC are so far away from UH, so travel is even more costly.

    When the Pac-12 gets its new TV deal, then the Pac-12 schools will be looking for paycheck games. I wouldn’t mind UH playing a paycheck game at Stanford or Cal–great for recruiting and the $1 million to $2 million would be nice. U-Dub and Washington State would be great also for recruiting. USC and UCLA may be good options also for recruiting.

  198. Jeff September 29, 2010 2:02 pm

    That’s why UH is getting Inouye involved. Hawaii may not have a lot of political capital, but Inouye has a LOT of political capital that he can use.

    If he can throw his weight around to help UH I would be all for it. Inouye isn’t going to around forever so now is the time to take advantage of his considerable clout in DC.

  199. kev-1 September 29, 2010 2:05 pm

    Inouye isn’t going to do anything for the Hawaii program. The NCAA or any other sports related entity could give a flying rip about what Inouye has to say about anything.

  200. tommui September 29, 2010 2:19 pm

    KAZZ #108

    In one of the L&L shows, Dick Tomey opined that he was not too worried about whether UH went independent or not – that recruiting is the personal relationship between the player and the coach.

    Dave Shoji seems to be a master at that!

  201. wafan September 29, 2010 2:29 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  202. Derek September 29, 2010 2:38 pm

    And it’s “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    I have a hard time getting excited about Seattle, Denver, UTSA, Texas St., Montana and whoever else being considered for the WAC. Hawaii getting in the Big West for all other sports other than football would be huge. It is a very strong conference w/ volleyball, baseball, softball, etc. w/ all California schools. That’s perfect for Hawaii. On the football side, I am not opposed to going independent with the problem being scheduling. But, here is a start w/ a possibility.

    UNLV – home and home every year; maybe 2 for 1 at Vegas. Heck, it’s just like a home game for Hawaii.

    BYU – annually since they are also an independent; home and home

    Army, Navy, or Air Force – rotate the 3 service academies every year.

    Notre Dame – schedule them every 3 or 4 years.

    San Jose St. – play them every year, home and home.

    FCS team – play 1 team every year in the middle of the season.

    Pac 10 team – play 1 or 2 games every year, either at the beginning of the season or at the end of the season or both. They are 12 teams in the Pac 10, but UCLa has nevery played Hawaii recently.

    Mountain West – play at least 1 team every year, whether it be Fresno St., Nevada, SD St., etc.

    Conference USA – play 1 team annually. Somebody like SMU, Centra Fla, Tulsa, or UTEP, etc. Not likely Memphis, E. Carolina but Tulane, S. Miss, etc. has come to Hawaii in the past. SMU and Houston on the road is perfect since we can fly direct.

    Big 10 – play a big 10 team maybe every 5 years, either at the beginning or ending of the season. If in the middle of the season we have to go on the road.

    SEC – might have to travel to the South to get a big pay day such as when we went to Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.

    ACC – play on the road; play Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson can be a nice guy and play us. Hawaii can fly direct to Atlanta on Delta.

    Others – we can always try to schedule the likes of New Mex. St., Utah State, Idaho also.

    Hawaii fans want the see the Warriors play a very good schedule with good teams coming here. We cannot go back to FSC level. It is FBS Division I-A football or bust. With a good schedule, we can go after and get our share of Division I recruits every year. For the other sports it would also help recruiting by being in the Big West. Dave Shoji should know, Bob Coolen should know, and I’m sure Mike Trapasso should know that it would be a big plus for their programs. It is up to Jim Donovan and the UH administration, but I am sure they are already planning for the next move.

  203. Curt September 29, 2010 2:39 pm


    Regarding #194, you’re very insightful. In order get others to initiate change, we stand a much better chance if we can show how they will benefit from it. Excellent.

  204. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 2:39 pm


    Unfortunately, I am not like you with your birds or ST with his boulevard buddies.

    But if we can get those teams locked up for our football schedule then we are pretty much set to go.

    I am pretty confident the BIG WEST will be the new home for our other Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine. In one of Ferd’s columns it seemed that the Big West would be MORE than happy to take in UH’s non-football sports provided the subsides were there.

    One would figure that with the travel money being saved with UH participating in a California-based conference would make it somewhat of a wash when it came to shelling out money to fly the conference out here to play. Maybe UH would even SAVE money in the process.

  205. cheepono September 29, 2010 2:45 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  206. kev-1 September 29, 2010 2:46 pm

    Derek #203 – Couldn’t agree with you more. I would rather watch UH play good teams every year and take our lumps if necessary. It will only make the team better in the long run. It would definitey help recruiting, especially the opportunity to play teams with more exposure than the WAC has. I will not pay to watch UH play a bulk FCS (or new FBS former FCS team) schedule. Too many steps backwards.

  207. Wacky Wac September 29, 2010 2:46 pm

    Benson quoted in the Seattle Times newspaper this afternoon. Seattle University and Denver would be joining in all sports other then football. SU basketball is a legit program with Cameron Dollar as the head coach.

    Seattle U. and Denver are non-football-playing schools and would be invited for their men’s basketball and other programs.

    Hogan said 17 of Seattle U.’s 19 sports would be able to move to the WAC and said, “With so many sports it would fit us quite well. … To be a part of the presentation as a potential conference member, we think that is a significant development for Seattle U. athletics.”

    Seattle U. is in the process of making the move to full Division-I status. Benson said if Seattle U. were invited it would join the conference for the 2012-13 season, the first year the school is eligible for the NCAA basketball tournament.

    Benson said that all of the schools made it “very, very clear that they had strong interest in the WAC.” Seattle U. is playing as an independent but has said it would like to join a conference. Many figured the West Coast Conference might be a natural fit. Seattle U. was a member of the WCC before dropping out of Division I in 1980. However, the WCC recently invited Brigham Young to join for men’s basketball and has not shown interest in inviting Seattle U.

    Benson said WAC officials will make campus visits to each of the schools and that invitations could then be extended “in the next 30 to 60 days.”

    It is expected that the invitations could come in waves, with the WAC attempting to fill its football vacancies first, then move on to Seattle U. and Denver, which is a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

    Texas-San Antonio and Texas State (located in San Marcos) are each Football Championship Subdivision schools that are looking to make the move to Football Bowl Subdivision status. Each is currently a member of the Southland Conference. Benson said Montana — a member of the FCS Big Sky Conference — did not make a formal presentation to join the WAC and is conducting a feasibility study of whether it wants to make the move to FBS.

  208. wade in the water September 29, 2010 2:50 pm

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

  209. Stephen Tsai September 29, 2010 3:06 pm

    Put it this way, if UH goes independent, thus crippling the WAC further, you can kiss goodbye any games against San Jose State, Idaho, Utah State, New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech. Trust me on this. They’re not going to be happy campers. What’s more, UH couldn’t bolt until after 2011, right? Also, Fresno State, Boise State and Nevada made it clear they don’t want to travel to Hawaii. Yes, schools that are being sued don’t feel like being chummy. Stanford, Cal and UCLA won’t play in Hawaii. Not sure if Utah will agree, either. Have we run out of West Coast schools?

  210. Stephen Tsai September 29, 2010 3:09 pm

    Also, if UH gets a TV deal, kiss goodbye pay-per-view. K5/Oceanic is not going to want to show UH baseball, softball, women’s basketball, soccer, etc., without the football contract.

    And, don’t forget, ESPN doesn’t pay big bucks, nor will it let UH dictate the schedule. If ESPN wants UH playing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, well — cough, cough — better get a doctor’s note.

  211. tommui September 29, 2010 3:11 pm

    Re #199. Dan Inouye’s clout will be with his financial supporters, not with the Senate/House in DC.

    One year when he was honorary chair for the Symphony, there was a lot of monetary support. Maybe they should have kept him as the honorary chair.

    You may have read in the papers and on the web about many of the Congressional people have raised money for their favorite charities – probably because they can’t pocket it themselves!

    So the Honorable Senator can always nudge Joe the Moneybags (who may have some interest in pending legislation or some unknown interest in legislation in the future, or who may just be a good guy who needs a nudge) to help out.

  212. tommui September 29, 2010 3:14 pm

    If Big West is going to make a move, they had better do so before the WAC starts gathering up a bunch of non-football schools which would make it harder for UH to join up.

  213. Jeff September 29, 2010 3:15 pm


    What about the suggestion of some others that UH stay in WAC for football only and go to Big West for all other sports. Wouldn’t that be a win win for everyone, this reduces travel costs for all schools involved, and UH can still fill out its football schedule.

  214. Last Call September 29, 2010 3:16 pm

    LOL,the old trust me line. 🙂

  215. HawaiiMongoose September 29, 2010 3:16 pm

    ST #209, you make a really good point. If the WAC does add Texas State, UTSA and Montana to get to nine football-playing members, then UH leaving to go indy will not “kill the conference” as some think and relegate the other members to also going indy and having to play games against UH in the middle of the season. Instead it will leave UH on the outside looking in, with none of those schools having a reason to put Hawaii on their schedule.

  216. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 3:30 pm

    Can anyone here, OUTSIDE the UH brass, agree on what is the BEST move for UH athletics as a whole?

    Seems like the SAFEST thing is obviously to stay put. Looks like there WILL be a WAC of sorts for a while, however, considering the infrastructure that these Texas-based schools tend to have, I wouldn’t be surprised WHEN a school like Texas State will fill the need to act like a BSU and want to leave as soon as they get in.

  217. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 3:41 pm

    RE: UH football going independent.

    Anyone ever see the opening sequence to the movie “Office Space”?

    You get stuck in traffic on the road and you are in one lane that is not moving but then the lane to your left is. You move over and then that lane stops moving also, BUT the lane you just left opens up again, but everyone is being a ____ and won’t let you back in before the lane stops moving again.

    Then by the time you can move back into the lane you originally moved from that WAS moving, it’s not moving anymore and then again the lane you JUST left starts moving again.

    C’est la vie…. 👿

  218. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 3:44 pm

    Best move, based on consultation with my pets, is to stay where they are now.

  219. Curt September 29, 2010 3:45 pm

    In my opinion, I just can’t see UH going independent in football. The difficulties in scheduling seem too “dangerous.”

    The other significant issues would be:

    1. Where to park the non-football sports. Will the WAC allow UH to go elsewhere?

    2. Can UH retain all rights and revenue from its own TV contract?

  220. Curt September 29, 2010 3:48 pm


    What do your pets say about this weekend’s football game?

  221. homey ℞ September 29, 2010 3:51 pm

    I don’t know, they can’t talk. LOL!!!

    The dogs obviously pick LaTech…the turtles pick the Warriors…and the guinea pig just eats his pellets and doesn’t give a rip.

    …as for me, I say UH has its troubles but pulls out a close one in the end.

  222. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 3:52 pm


    Through all the talk, IF UH football goes indy, the WAC has no say in what we do for our other sports. The funny thing is, the most “guaranteed” scenario of stability is IF football goes indy, then the BIG WEST would be happy to take our non-football sports provided UH can pony up subsidies which should be much of an issue considering UH would be saving money on travel, especially for the non-football team sports, since all BWC teams are in the state of California.

    IF UH goes indy in football, you can chalk up the reason I mentioned above as to one of the “pluses” they considered.

  223. Pete September 29, 2010 3:52 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  224. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 3:54 pm

    Can the WAC re-invent itself as a conference that thrives on the success of their basketball programs???

    Not getting rid of football but having the WAC be known for a basketball conference.

    Like the ACC. Yes the ACC is a BCS AQ conference, but the ACC is more known for their college basketball teams than their football in terms of the success achieved in their respective sports.

  225. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 3:56 pm

    The guinea pig is the smartest of all.

    It won’t succumb to stress-related health issues.

  226. whitey September 29, 2010 4:06 pm

    Wow, we have a very big game on Saturday that has a major effect on whether we go bowling or not and we are still in the yak yak state about the WAC. Me, i love watching “jordon Monico make another tackle”. along with the rest of the warriors. i also love td’s and fg’s by the warriors.

  227. Ipu Man September 29, 2010 4:08 pm

    I think our Athletic Director is a great fit for us at this time.

    He’s got a bit of Stan Sheriff in him and thinks a lot like June Jones.

    As for Carl Benson, I think he is worried how he is going to pay

    for his daughter’s tuition and needs the WAC more than UH does…

  228. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:14 pm


    GO BOWS!!!

  229. wafan September 29, 2010 4:21 pm

    1 down. 2 to go!

  230. Last Call September 29, 2010 4:22 pm

    Re: 209 Stephen,I love you man but those old Republican scare tactics not working for Last Call.

  231. Curt September 29, 2010 4:25 pm


    I’m guessing that we will stay in the WAC for football and are NOT going independent. In my opinion, the scheduling as an independent from late Sept to Nov would be too difficult and risky. Therefore, I believe UH will stay put…for football at least.

    With that in mind, the following key issues remain:

    1. Where to park the non-football sports. Will the WAC allow UH to go elsewhere?

    2. Can UH retain all rights and revenue from its own TV contract?

  232. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:29 pm



  233. PONO September 29, 2010 4:31 pm

    flash 10.1 is awesome. It will allow android phones to easily surpass the iphone.

  234. Garret September 29, 2010 4:31 pm

    Wow, it looks like Utah just dumped their game with BSU *next season* so that they can play BYU. They will hopefully play BSU in some future year instead of just breaking the contract.

    It also appears that BYU is talking with Michigan for a home-and-home deal. BSU has an opening for next season now and I’d guess that BYU is calling them now to schedule a game for next season.

  235. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:31 pm


    This is NOT the NMSU team of years past….

  236. Michigan Warrior September 29, 2010 4:36 pm

    We’ve had numerous discussions concerning scheduling, and “the Hawaii/Alaska Exemption”. One way to insure nationwide tv exposure would be to be the first to host a football game each year, like the old “Pigskin Classic” and it’s predecessor. With ESPN’s backing, we could start off the season, but with a doubleheader, at Aloha Stadium. Imagine the tourists who would be in state at least a week early from THREE different schools, plus visiting UH fans, for this event? Secure big time corporate sponsorship, longterm, to be able to guarantee a certain payout for each participating team.

  237. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:40 pm


    So far, only the Droid2 and the DroidX on VZW has Android 2.2. Then there is that other Android OS phone on T-Mobile that has it too. I don’t know when or if other models like the HTC Incredible, LG Ally, or even the first Droid will get the new 2.2 Froyo update.

    As far as sales are concerned, the iPhone is already a household name backed by brilliant marketing. It’s hard to change the mainstream.

    Droid phones will continue to come out and Android will continue to make waves in the OS game.

    In fact, my Droid X will probably be surpassed by the NEXT Motorola Droid called the T-something or whatever… Im not sure but the rumors are flying.

    Not to mention the NEXT Android OS updated “Gingerbread” that will be unleashed by the time 2010 is done.

  238. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:47 pm

    Good God!!!!

    The match started less than an hour ago and already pau with two sets?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  239. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:50 pm

    Aggies getting’ all BUS UP!!!!!!!!!!

  240. Steve September 29, 2010 4:51 pm

    Kazz, you did not know that the Wahine Volleyball Team is trying to beat the Wahine Softball Team, in the shortest match/game. GO WAHINE!!!!

  241. wafan September 29, 2010 4:57 pm

    2 down. 1 to go.

  242. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 4:58 pm

    Anyone know what were the scores when Texas State swept NMSU earlier???

  243. wafan September 29, 2010 5:00 pm

    Go ‘Bows!

  244. orioles4eva September 29, 2010 5:05 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  245. Steve September 29, 2010 5:07 pm


    Texas State 26 26 25

    NMSU 24 24 20

  246. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 5:16 pm

    I like how NMSU’s fans are standing behind the UH servers and harassing them. Being on the road and being harassed, the must focus even more than in Hawaii with the crowd backing them. Results: PHHHUUUUMMMPPPPAAAA!

  247. LizKauai m/ September 29, 2010 5:17 pm

    Congrats, WAHINE!

    SWEEP! 25-14 set 3

  248. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 5:17 pm

    #247, mistake, the=they must focus

  249. wafan September 29, 2010 5:17 pm

    Whoo-hoo Wahine!!!

  250. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 5:18 pm


    Those Aggies fans need to try harde…


  251. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 5:19 pm


    At least we know Texas State women’s volleyball would be a PLUS for the WAC!

  252. wafan September 29, 2010 5:20 pm

    Long day tomorrow. Hosting the region advisor meeting at Bremerton tomorrow evening. About an hour away without traffic.


  253. papajoe2 September 29, 2010 5:20 pm

    Kazz, You always crack me up! Mahalo for that.

  254. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 5:25 pm


    The Wahine worked NMSU like a part-time job.

  255. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 5:35 pm

    Hewitt hit .917!!!!!!! 11-12.

    Could it be??? Are we starting to set the middle a little more?

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  257. Markazulu September 29, 2010 5:48 pm

    Wahine is playin top notch in Volleyball an I think our Softball team is outstanding. If all of our programs started producing we’d start selling better! No matter who we play.

  258. HNL September 29, 2010 5:52 pm

    Us 50 – Dem 10

  259. A-joe September 29, 2010 5:53 pm

    Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about the improvement of his defense and their tackling:

    RJ: Your defense is tackling much better, why?

    JH: It has been good, and it’s several things. It is scheme, playing good defense, knowing where your help is. And its experience. Delano Howell is tackling in space, so is Michael Thomas, and Shayne Skov. And there are very few missed tackles.

    And a lot of it is coach Derrick Mason. Since he has got here he was worked tackling drills every day. And that has been great to watch, every single practice he’s got a tackling drill going. And we tackled a lot in the spring, in the fall camp.

  260. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 29, 2010 6:04 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  261. A-joe September 29, 2010 6:19 pm

    Simply put:

    -Explore all options.

    -Prepare for independence.

    -Stick with the WAC as long as we can.

  262. NYUH September 29, 2010 6:20 pm

    In 2006 at home against Hawaii, Warriors’ quarterback Colt Brennan marched into Bulldog Stadium and put a whipping on the Bulldogs, winning 68-37. It was one of the biggest blowout losses in Bulldog Stadium history.

  263. Markazulu September 29, 2010 6:28 pm

    NYUH: Yup then 2 years later when Fresno was ranked #23 they were saying that it was time for payback. Then what happened we ended up winning that in overtime thanks to 6 turnovers by Fresno. Hopefully we “upset” them again an beat um like we did in 06. But I hope we beat every team thats left on our schedule including Nevada and Boise, But I just hope our boys take it 1 game at a time!

  264. jm2375 September 29, 2010 6:28 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to the Wahine! That game was a blowout, took less than 90 min. Gotta watch it later. NaMaSU definitely isn’t as good as in years past.

  265. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 6:36 pm


    It’s frustrating to watch year in and year out. It’s almost NO FUN to go to Wahine volleyball once the WAC season starts and essentially burn 17.00 watching the Wahine just embarrass other teams.

    At least you could count on NMSU… ONCE UPON A TIME… now nothing.

    Again, at least Texas State will be adding to the WAC volleyball scene instead of taking away from it.

  266. cocobean September 29, 2010 6:39 pm

    Can only play 12 team conferences at the beginning of a season, they all have or will have a championship game. NO AD, no matter how weak their team is will schedule a game here in late Nov. or early Dec. on the assumption their team won’t make their conference championship game.

    Gotta support Donovan in whatever decision he makes. He’s privy to all the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing. You know he’s crunching the numbers ($$$) behind every possible scenario. He’s stated before that he doesn’t want to or see a need to, to make a quick decision.

    With conference realignment still in flux the possibilities of where UH finds itself in 4-5 years are many. We may still be in the WAC or maybe the MWC or maybe in conference that doesn’t currently exists. Maybe we’ll be a total independent or independent in football only. Maybe we’ll be part of an alliance of teams left out should the prediction of four 16-20 team super conferences come true,

    There are many scenarios that could play out. Gotta trust Donovan for now. Best way to help is to keep renewing your season tickets for the sports you have.

  267. 808ike September 29, 2010 6:39 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  268. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 6:44 pm


    Not only is Jim Donovan privy to those matters and information, but he has to stare at those things dead in the eyes everyday he goes to work.

  269. Kazz (click to support UH softball) September 29, 2010 6:45 pm


    Got to see the match?

    I had to DVR it.

  270. 808ike September 29, 2010 6:46 pm


    All commits for Wahine volleyball are solid.

  271. 808ike September 29, 2010 6:48 pm


    Didn’t see the match. Old age. PORGOT!!

  272. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 6:52 pm


  273. al September 29, 2010 7:22 pm

    Warrior football….in the end after the dust settles and no matter where we are. we, the people will have to get used to paying a larger sum of money to keep it viable. Someone has to pay for travel subsidies.

  274. Garret September 29, 2010 7:44 pm

    Dallas Morning News reports that TCU has been talking with the Big East and they are already getting into the logistics of TCU joining them…as early as next season.

    TCU and Big East officials have discussed the Horned Frogs joining the conference, according to several sources close to the situation.

    TCU has met with Big East officials within the past 30 days to discus the logistics of a move by TCU in either the 2011 or 2012 seasons, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

  275. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 7:45 pm

    From SH & SundayJam:

    hope that’s what they’re thinking of when they get here and not focused on football. their d looks decent, but they only scored 12 last week.

    you need to watch til the very end. dirty. they should show this video to our team. i bet this’ll get them fired up.

  276. Garret September 29, 2010 7:47 pm

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram also has the TCU-Big East news.

    The Big East wants the Frogs because it desperately needs an immediate upgrade to its awful football profile.

    TCU would want the Big East because it’s a conference with something they have never had, the automatic qualifier into the world of the sorry BCS system.

  277. Garret September 29, 2010 7:48 pm

    Chad Owens was named CFL special teams player of the month.

    The man known as the “Fly’n Hawaiian” totaled 639 kick return yards in the month that added to his league-leading combined yards tally of 2,098, more than 600 ahead of second place Dion Murphy.

    Similar to Flemons’ big game against the Lions, the electrifying returner had a sensational performance of his own in the Argos’ lone win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 12.

    Owens was the catalyst to the victory, scoring on an 80-yard punt return in the third quarter. He run was apart of 125-yard punt return effort in the game.

  278. Garret September 29, 2010 7:50 pm

    Interesting post by Al on SportsHawaii about UH recruiting. The little birdie’s news isn’t good here.

    there are two reasons why we haven’t had any early commitments;

    one, the weakening of the wac has got to be a concern of many recruits.

    two, we haven’t had a winning record the past two years.

    three, tony tuioti is an asst coach this year and his replacement has not kept up with the standards and pace that tony established. we are far behind in scheduled visits, for example. tony worked ten times as hard doing this stuff.

  279. Garret September 29, 2010 7:51 pm

    Free play link time. I haven’t posted these for awhile so I’ll pick and choose some of the more interesting ones.

    An Earth-like planet in the middle of the habitable planetary zone has been found! It has a composition like Earth’s, is a similar size, and it apparently has regions that can support human life:

  280. Garret September 29, 2010 7:52 pm

    The multi-millionaire who owns the Segway company died after riding his Segway off a cliff:

  281. Garret September 29, 2010 7:52 pm

    One Wall Street analyst says that Verizon may not accept Apple’s terms that would undercut Android while Apple will not want the iPhone to be second to Android on Verizon’s network (Apple is apparently demanding Verizon primarily market the iPhone and provide greater subsidy support for a Verizon iPhone). The analyst says that Apple may turn to T-Mobile and possibly Sprint to try to counter the expansion of smartphones running Android:

  282. Garret September 29, 2010 7:53 pm

    29-year-old man in Brazil finally removed a knife that was stuck in the front of his head for 3 years!

  283. Garret September 29, 2010 7:53 pm

    Measurements with atomic clocks have confirmed Einstein’s theory that time passes faster at higher elevations. In fact, they have shown that you age faster when you stand even just a couple of steps higher on a staircase. The difference is imperceptible, but a single foot of elevation apparently changes how quickly time passes and thus quickly humans age:

  284. Garret September 29, 2010 7:54 pm

    Mitochondrially targeted antioxidants appear to be showing effectiveness in anti-aging in mice and they have advanced far enough that they are about to start *human* trials. The current expected limitation of this anti-aging drug is to extend human life by a decade…though they are working to increase the effectiveness of the technique:

  285. Garret September 29, 2010 7:54 pm

    Multiple studies have found that annual flu shots may protect against heart attacks, and the earlier in the season a shot is given the greater the protection the heart gets. The American Heart Association and the Association of American Cardiologists both recommend flu shots for people who have heart disease or have a high risk of developing cardiovascular problems:

  286. Garret September 29, 2010 7:55 pm

    Free play links pau.

  287. oldie September 29, 2010 7:57 pm

    On PBS right now, Part 2 of Ken Burn’s The Tenth Inning . Saw Part 1 last night. For baseball fans.

  288. Kazz blogging via DROID X September 29, 2010 8:01 pm


    Reason #3 in your post at 279 is UNACCEPTABLE.

  289. oldie September 29, 2010 8:07 pm


    If you’re still around, how are the Texas blogs treating Mack Brown and his coaches?

    We give our coaches a hard time when our team under performs. With the unexpected loss this weekend, are the Texas fans forgiving? I know they lost some talent, but with all 4 & 5 star recruits, you would think it’s just reloading every year.

  290. d1島 September 29, 2010 8:20 pm

    No wonder whenever someone climbs the mountain there’s an old guy at the top!

  291. d1島 September 29, 2010 8:21 pm

    I was wondering why there wasn’t any talk about coaching visits during “Vegas Week.”

  292. SteveM September 29, 2010 8:25 pm


    I will attempt to list the tailgate potluck contributions for the next two home games. I will list in the Events Calendar entry for the tailgate (click on my name and scroll down to the yellow background section). Reminders (that are obvious, but not) … 🙂

    1. No one expects you to bring enough for everyone. (if it runs out, too bad…)

    2. Not everyone needs to bring something every week. (Imagine if everyone brought food for 6-12 people…we’ll have 6-12 times too much). If the potluck list looks full to you, then rest a week and be among the first to list next time. If the list is empty…help.

    Please post your food item on the blog before Friday night. You can always make last minute substitutions.

    🙄 This never worked before, but maybe times are changing… let’s give it a shot again

  293. Pauoa Boy September 29, 2010 8:25 pm

    There is no way a top football prospect will want to play in a conference in shambles. Yeah we going have one here and there that have bled green since hanna baddah days like Billy Ray but c’mon now how the frikk we going try persuade a top football recruit to play for UH against subpar competition??? Sorry, but recruiting big time players especially in this funk of crap the WAC is in ain’t going to happen. Plus with all the talent we currently have on the team right now, we need to start whoopin arse and winning big which is something that hasn’t been consistent enough the past couple years. I mean I see the Hawaii player tracker and think to myself, what if had the Manti Te’o, Scott Smith type players, but in all honesty I can see why they would choose to go elsewhere to bigger and better places and be able to showcase their talent against the best competition out there. Cause let’s not kid ourselves, a Manti Te’o beastin at Notre Dame could mean easy 1st rd. NFL draft pick, a Manti Te’o beastin at UH…maybe a 2nd or 3rd rounder…just sayin based on competition he would have gone up against.

  294. d1島 September 29, 2010 8:27 pm

    So is the future of Warrior football recruiting getting “P’d” away?

    Pushed aside, p*ssed and petty?

  295. SailorBlue September 29, 2010 8:31 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  296. TChahng September 29, 2010 8:31 pm

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    Miss Avis will choose a TChahng tonight.


  297. palolo September 29, 2010 8:39 pm

    How do we pay for all the good softball teams that come to Hawaii for our spring pre-season games? It must be expensive to have six or eight teams like Washington, Stanford, DePaul, East Carolina and Cal to play in our tournaments.

  298. LK September 29, 2010 8:39 pm

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”

    Hey ST,

    Ask Jordan if he misses those sand gnats that were ever present at his old school.

  299. PCWARRIOR September 29, 2010 8:40 pm

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico”

  300. PCWARRIOR September 29, 2010 8:54 pm

    chawan cut


    That video should get our TEAM excited to knock some BULL@#@! out of the bulldogs this Saturday.

  301. SteveM September 29, 2010 8:56 pm

    Thanks to everyone with suggestions for the prep of the side belly pork for deep frying.

    Got 6 lbs marinating now in a mixture of salts (including LizKauai’s red salt), NOH chinese chicken mix, and brown sugar (from the bacon prep sites)….and about the garlic…

    Mom, the retired hospital cook and dietary manager, perfectly understands and agrees with Al. She minced fresh garlic and added it to the pork after the salt rubbing. She thinks we should do a test and deep-fry a piece Friday night. 🙂

  302. chawan_cut September 29, 2010 8:59 pm

    #302. I know! I hope they get to watch it. That ticks me off and I’m a nice guy!

  303. LizKauai (iPad) September 29, 2010 9:08 pm

    Kauai folks- We’ll be catching the game this Saturday at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. Shhh, it’s Kymry’s birthday too, I think!


  304. Pride. September 29, 2010 9:41 pm

    What the heck is going on Liz. A 24 hr. McDonald’s in Ele’ele? You gotta be kidding me?

    What a happy camper I was at 12:30 A.M. this past Sunday morning.

  305. Pride. September 29, 2010 9:44 pm

    Hey Bulla. Is that your classmates son that leads the Warriors in tackles? Two boys way bigger than dad huh?

    By the way, wasn’t one of those Paredes boys a hero several years back, when he saved someone’s life near Kualoa? I may have the wrong young men, I’m not sure.

  306. Wahine_Fan September 29, 2010 9:53 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

  307. jm2375 September 29, 2010 9:58 pm

    Time for a clubhouse raid. 😀

    *sneak in, disarm alarm, open front door for blog mascot, who’s been standing in the rain* Shake, boy! Ah, the smell of wet dog permeates the clubhouse.

    *give mascot squeaky LaTech bulldog toy* Go for it!

    *hide servings of bread pudding under heavy security for Liz & Jason. They have to figure out how to get to it.

    *let mascot out, turn on alarm.


  308. jm2375 September 29, 2010 10:04 pm


    My classmate’s house was burglarized recently. Only thing she really wants back is her Mrs. Hawaii 1997 Hawaiian Bracelet. Please be on the lookout for it.

  309. Slugger September 29, 2010 10:16 pm


    My Kumu said he loves your sister. Maybe someday I’ll meet her when the Waimea halau comes over.


    Is there practice tomorrow? Will it be raining?

  310. colt fan September 29, 2010 10:21 pm

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico! Go Warriors!

  311. al September 29, 2010 10:52 pm

    pride….check your modern day postal services.

  312. tv online September 29, 2010 10:57 pm

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  313. LizKauai (iPad) September 29, 2010 11:03 pm

    Pride.. Amazing, yeah? 24 hr DT in Eleele – next to a traffic signal!

    You can call when you come over, you know. 🙂

  314. LizKauai (iPad) September 29, 2010 11:07 pm

    jm2375- dang, by the time I find the bread pudding, it will be crouton pudding! Not coming over till Halloween!

    Will pray the bracelet finds it’s way back to Mrs. Hawaii. Did you know that Jett and Jori’s mom was a Mrs. Hawaii too? Das why dose keeds so good-looking. 😎

    Nitey nite and Tsweet Warrior Dreams!

  315. tv online September 30, 2010 12:21 am

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  316. AlaWaiPipeLayer September 30, 2010 12:34 am

    “Another tackle by Jordan Monico.”


  317. Pride. September 30, 2010 12:39 am


    Hawaii 31

    Louisiana Tech 28

  318. Pride. September 30, 2010 12:46 am


    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    USC – 58 (Too many 4 and 5 star athletes for SC)

    Hawaii – 30 / Actual score 49 – 36

    Hawaii – 48 (Army is tough, but overmatched physically)

    Army – 17 / Actual score 31 – 28

    Hawaii – 34 (Hawaii boys are excited to be playing in a Big XII / Pac 10 stadium.

    Colorado – 31 / Actual score 31 – 13

    Hawaii – 59 (Hawaii has too much talent)

    Charleston Southern – 21 / Actual score 66 – 7

    Hawaii – 31 (LaTech with new coaching staff will have a great season…not tonight though)

    LaTech – 28

    Hawaii – 30 (Very hard fought battle, lots of guys in the training room after this game)

    Fresno St. – 24

    Hawaii – 49 (Hawaii comes out firing in all phases of the game)

    Nevada – 24

    Hawaii – 35 (Always a tough trip and a rough, cold place for Hawaii to play.)

    Utah St. – 24

    Hawaii – 62 (Some Hawaii guys still steaming from last year’s leg whip tackle.)

    Idaho – 31

    Hawaii – 35 (BIG win on the blue turf, in Boise.)

    Boise St. 31

    Hawaii – 24 (Warriors have a letdown at home, after a great road trip.)

    SJSU – 21

    Hawaii – 49 (On the road again!)

    New Mexico St. – 27

    Hawaii – 41 (Tougher game than most people thought. Great new coaching staff.)

    UNLV – 38

    Pomai, I realize that Papajoe2 already made the same prediction that I did. So you can put mine in for fun only. I made my prediction of each game for the entire season on 8/23. I will not be making any changes. Again, can plese print my predictions just for fun. I’m way off already anyway.

  319. RainbowCliff September 30, 2010 1:03 am

    Aloha Pride !

    Bobby Jack is on his way as I FINALLY got it mailed off to you and Hailey !

    Thank you for your patience as between work and recruiting for UH I had

    no time to get the cuddly stuff animal out of my home to your grand daughter’s

    arms as it will be arriving in 3 to 5 business days from Los Angeles as I mailed it

    off this Wednesday morning !

    The cuddly monkey is a safe keep for life as when she grows older he will strap

    on her back as you walk hand in hand with her during those memorable times of

    grand dad and grand daughter !

    Take care kind sir and MAHALO for your GREATNESS !

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  321. Pride. September 30, 2010 2:03 am

    Thanks Rainbow Cliff.

  322. NYUH September 30, 2010 2:31 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico

  323. wafan September 30, 2010 2:40 am

    Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

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  325. Garret September 30, 2010 3:13 am


    If you’re still around, how are the Texas blogs treating Mack Brown and his coaches?

    We give our coaches a hard time when our team under performs. With the unexpected loss this weekend, are the Texas fans forgiving? I know they lost some talent, but with all 4 & 5 star recruits, you would think it’s just reloading every year.


    Mack Brown has built up so much good will that *nobody* is calling for him to be fired. Most criticism talks about what needs to be done better but mentions how they believe in the coaches to help improve the team. The big thing for Mack Brown is that he’s won 10+ games since forever, has probably the top recruiting class in the country committed for 2011, won a national title, and was in the national title game last year. Basically, he’s earned a lifetime pass from the people who were calling for the firing of past coaches. He has *every* booster with the big bucks on his side.

    If you look at Mack Brown’s record, he’s “struggled” in years when he’s had to break in a new starting QB). Colt McCoy graduated last year so his QB is new this year, so I expected Texas to lose some games.

    2010: 3-1 (starting sophomore QB never started a game in college before the season, backup QBs are true freshmen)

    2009: 13-1 (won conference, starting QB hurt early in national title game)

    2008: 12-1 (won Fiesta Bowl vs. Ohio State)

    2007: 10-3

    2006: 10-3 (Vince Young left a year early for the NFL, Colt McCoy started as a freshman)

    2005: 13-0 (won national championship vs. USC)

    2004: 11-1 (won Rose Bowl vs. Michigan)

    2003: 10-3 (Vince Young’s freshman year)

    2002: 11-2

    2001: 11-2

    Even the most bandwagon, critical UH fan would happily take those round of years and would give the coaches a pass if the team was “only” 3-1 like Texas is this year.

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  327. Garret September 30, 2010 4:15 am

    The MWC’s Commissioner admitted that they invited Fresno State and Nevada in response for the WAC trying to take BYU. Note that the MWC is talking about how there is only room for the Pac-10 and one other D-IA conference…so, they want the WAC to go away.

    Thompson looks at the college football landscape in the West and sees room for two conferences – the mighty Pac-10 and one other.

    The WAC tried to solidify its future by swiping BYU from the Mountain West.

    The Mountain West countered by grabbing Nevada and Fresno State – short-circuiting the WAC’s secretive BYU “Project” and reaffirming the Mountain West’s position as the region’s No. 2 conference.

  328. Garret September 30, 2010 4:16 am

    The MWC admits that they have been talking with C-USA to arrange some type of MWC vs. C-USA playoff game for an AQ spot each year.

    So how realistic is an interconference championship game?

    “Two things come into play. One, you have to get something to play for from a BCS perspective. And there have been no presentations. … There was lunch. We have a couple presidents from both sides that will continue to discuss it. And the other side is it’s going to take NCAA legislative relief or else you’re only going to play 11 games and count that as your 12th and that’s probably not going to happen.”

  329. Pomai September 30, 2010 4:23 am

    UH vs LaTech

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    27    –    21    Pomai

    27    –    17    Slugger

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    31    –    28    papajoe2

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    35    –    21    LizKauai

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    35    –    10    MR. GIGI

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  330. Pomai September 30, 2010 4:26 am

    Pride I apologize, I did not write down your pix’s when you posted. I have made up the spread sheets for the rest of the games and your pix is listed already. Sorry!!!

  331. Pomai September 30, 2010 4:30 am

    #329 – Garret

    I had said long ago that the MWC was out to get rid of the WAC. MWC is so arrogant, I guess they feel that the rest of the teams on the west coast should just drop football or move down to DII.

  332. Pomai September 30, 2010 4:34 am

    The funny thing is is that the BcS teams will not give up anything that dose not give them more $$$$. So does the MWC really bring in more $$$ to the BcS?

  333. Garret September 30, 2010 4:45 am


    The MWC brings higher TV ratings in BCS bowls than the Big East. A MWC/C-USA play-in game winner would probably bring more $$$ to the BCS system than the Big East winner.

    The MWC isn’t being arrogant–the WAC was trying to *destroy* the MWC. That was clear in the e-mails between Benson and Utah State. The WAC tried to destroy the MWC and the MWC responded to insure its survival. In this case I think you have to blame the WAC for Fresno and Nevada’s invitations. Your put-downs of the MWC are wrong in this case, in my opinion.

  334. Garret September 30, 2010 4:47 am

    Feature article on Sol “Aluminum”.

    Even during one of his most shining moments as a pro football player, Solomon “Aluminum” gets his name butchered by broadcasters and p.a. announcers.

    And reporters still require spell check to get it right.

    “On, that’s standard,” says Aluminum, a.k.a. Elimimian, the Nigerian-born middle linebacker for the B.C. Lions. “My name has been slaughtered since I started playing football. So I don’t mind that. It’s one of those things where you take the good with the bad.”

  335. rage777 September 30, 2010 5:05 am

    I agree with Garret. As much as I hate the MWC, this is ALL Benson’s fault. I didn’t think we should have taken BYU from the beginning, but that’s water under the bridge now. I think the only way UH should stay in the WAC is if they get rid of Benson. Sure he has done some really good things for UH, but he has pretty much destroyed the WAC and encourages the WAC to be a stepping stone conference. He should make the conference stronger, not individual teams.

  336. Garret September 30, 2010 5:07 am


    It wasn’t just going after BYU. Benson directly contacted both UNLV and SDSU to try to get them to leave the MWC for the WAC.

    If you read the e-mails between Benson and Utah State, they were gloating about how they were going to kill the MWC and make BSU beg to come back to the WAC. They gloated about making BSU pay to re-join the WAC.

    Benson even contacted UTEP about trying to have them leave C-USA to join the WAC after they cut out the heart of the MWC. Remember, the C-USA is credited for telling the MWC about the WAC’s plan to destroy them.

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  339. Garret September 30, 2010 5:12 am


    If you read the article I linked to above, you’ll see that the BCS wants to add another BCS bowl (the Cotton Bowl played at the Cowboys Stadium). That means they will need another BCS conference…the MWC is the strongest non-AQ school and the BCS would get rid of a lot of political pressure if they added that BCS bowl and made the MWC an AQ conference.

    That would be more money for all BCS schools…especially because there would be another BCS bowl spot (for an at-large team playing in the Cotton Bowl against the MWC champ). The Cotton Bowl is offering a lot of money to entice the BCS and TV will pay for that game.

    The BCS might need the MWC just for inventory of games.

  340. Garret September 30, 2010 5:13 am

    I don’t call the MWC arrogant for doing to the WAC what the WAC tried to do to them. It isn’t arrogance–Thompson is just better at his job than Benson.

  341. CoolEthan September 30, 2010 5:27 am

    Hey Garret-

    Hope to see the Cotton Bowl come back into popularity when it was part of the basic group of Rose, Orange, Cotton & Sugar.

    Waiting to hear of new title names like Capt. Crunch, Lucky Charms, Frakenberry and Count Chocula bowl. ( Since all the mkt now is targeting the younger generation.

  342. CoolEthan September 30, 2010 5:28 am

    Anything that is played in the new Cowboys stadium has the potential of becoming a hit.

  343. Garret September 30, 2010 5:35 am


    The biggest problem for the Cotton Bowl was that they played in an outdoor stadium and the weather in Dallas in January could be horrible. However, the Cotton Bowl game has solved this by moving the bowl game from the Cotton Bowl to the Cowboys Stadium–an indoors stadium.

    It will be weird for the “Cotton Bowl” to not be played in the Cotton Bowl. But stadiums with tons of luxury boxes and other amenities make tons of money more than other stadiums.

    I’ve seen a good proposal posted on the blog a couple of times about having a season-opening double-header at Aloha Stadium to get an extra week for the season. Trouble is, Aloha Stadium doesn’t have the luxury boxes and seating capability that NFL-type stadiums have…so, if the NCAA wanted to approve a special season-opening game, they would put it in an NFL-type stadium in a major TV market instead of Hawaii.

  344. CoolEthan September 30, 2010 5:42 am

    Yes, great idea for double header cfb/nfl. Haven’t thought of that before.

    and yes again, the luxury boxes and other elite accomodations need to be in place.

    Watching the Wyoming/Air Force game last week at Laramie, they showed a segment of the new luxury suites at their stadium. pretty darn sweet, and even sweeter when November rolls in to wyoming that time of year.

  345. LizKauai (iPad) September 30, 2010 6:14 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Another day closer to Saturday!

  346. d1島 September 30, 2010 6:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sad to hear about Jordan Gomes’ scholarship. Was there difficulty with the availability of engineering classes for him?

    Hopefully Lametrius Davis’ head will be in the game this week.

    Same with Kamalu Umu….

    …so much of the game performance is “mental”

    Come on Warriors!


  347. d1島 September 30, 2010 6:35 am

    No put away the umbrellas yet.

    Have a terrific day!


  348. Garret September 30, 2010 6:47 am


    Gomes has completed 2 years at UH, and in the first 2 years engineering students mainly take core classes from a variety of departments. However, it seems that Gomes did *not* take those classes and instead has taken mostly Hawaiian Studies classes. The only way he could have significantly more Hawaiian Studies classes instead of classes that apply to Engineering is to avoid taking the math/science classes required for Engineering students.

    So, he got a scholarship from the Engineering department but he wasn’t taking classes that applied to engineering degrees. When you consider that Engineering students take the standard English/History/Humanities classes in their first 2 years, and those classes apply to Hawaiian Studies also, the classes he has to have skipped are all the technical classes.

  349. Garret September 30, 2010 6:48 am

    I’m on the blog a lot today because starting tonight I’ll be off the blog for 10 days. My mother-in-law comes tonight and my wife’s aunt, uncle, and cousin will also be staying with us next week.

  350. rage777 September 30, 2010 7:13 am

    This doesn’t make sense to me:

    “I’m giving up my tuition to play football,” Gomes acknowledged.

    He didn’t have to give up his tuition to play football, he just had to take Engineering classes. Unless he is saying that the Engineering classes were to hard to study for AND play football at the same time. But then he said that he still plans on taking the required Engineering classes, which doesn’t make sense.

    How do you get an Engineering scholarship in the first place. You must be one smart person to get one of those.

  351. Darron September 30, 2010 8:31 am

    Another tackle by Jordan Monico.

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