Wednesday ramblings

• Expect an announcement any day now on the suspensions of punter Alex Dunnachie and quarterback Cayman Shutter. Since their no-contest pleas to DUI charges, both have been good students, teammates and tutors while repeatedly expressing remorse for their incidents. They won’t play against Lamar and it is highly unlikely they will be allowed to play against Nevada in the MWC opener. But it would seem reasonable for them to be cleared  after that.

• David Graves and Darius Bright have been making the most of second chances. Graves, who moved from receiver on Monday, is a contender for the top backup job at quarterback. He took all of the No. 2 reps during team drills yesterday. There was self-proclaimed rustiness, but it appears the five weeks of a different perspective — as a receiver — has deepened his comprehension of the offense. Bright returned to wide receiver (from tight end) yesterday, and he appears to be back in his comfort zone. He is expected to be in the playing rotation at X in the Lamar game.

• Cornerback Mike Edwards suffered what is termed a minor ankle issue during yesterday’s practice. He will be cleared to practice today.

• Dee Maggitt has played well enough that if Edwards were to miss time, he would be the immediate replacement, allowing Ne’Quan Phillips or Tony Grimes to remain on the other side.

• Former Warriors Nate Ilaoa and Michael Lafaele will serve as in-game sideline analysts during UH’s pay-per-view football telecasts this season. Both are knowledgeable, witty and humorous.


  1. MU September 12, 2012 7:09 am

    Go warriors!!

  2. gigi-hawaii September 12, 2012 7:10 am

    Nice to have analysts who are witty, at least.

  3. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:18 am

    “highly unlikely they will be allowed to play against Nevada in the MWC opener”

    Sounds like a misdirection play to me. 😉

  4. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:20 am

    When was the last time Hawaii lost to an FCS team?

  5. mctruck September 12, 2012 7:22 am

    wishing Pacific future success’s.

    QB-Graves, keep up the good work…da Warriors can use you fo sure.

    Hope attendence against Lamar is substantial.

    have a great day folks.

  6. wait a minute September 12, 2012 7:24 am


    No make batchi!

  7. Hilo-Warrior September 12, 2012 7:25 am

    Good morning everyone.

  8. mctruck September 12, 2012 7:26 am

    I tried to locate Rolo on the side lines in NV’s last game???…all I could see is the hc walking back and forth like a caged animal(wolf). and it looked like he was making all the calls???, jmo.

  9. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 7:27 am

    Good morning.

    Top 10.

  10. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 7:28 am

    Happy birthweek BigHilo!

  11. SAWARRIOR September 12, 2012 7:31 am

    I’d like to see Graves used in specific offensive packages. Graves running the spread option with Jackson trailing and a couple of passing counter plays.

  12. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 7:37 am

    I know it’s very early in the season, but is next years schedule complete? Isn’t that the athletic director’s job? I hope all this shuffling or even late hiring (Jan.) of the AD doesn’t screw up the scheduling. With all this conference’s title playoffs, it is getting harder and harder for UH to complete their schedule.

  13. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 7:39 am

    Wow, $50 million fee to leave a conference. I don’t think too many teams will be leaving the ACC for a while.

  14. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:40 am

    Rolo was in the booth. It is believed by the Wolf Pack beat writer that Rolo calls the passing plays while Ault calls the run plays.

  15. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:42 am

    I thought Clapp works on scheduling.

  16. Stretch September 12, 2012 7:43 am

    ppj – reports I’ve heard is “only” 5 million

  17. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:44 am

    Nope, not making batchi. Just wondering…

  18. Shoko September 12, 2012 7:46 am

    I think the five million is the Big East exit fee.

  19. tommui September 12, 2012 7:48 am


    Glad to hear about the (possible) lifting of suspensions and the 2nd chances.


  20. mo808 September 12, 2012 7:51 am

    Good Morning!

  21. SAWARRIOR September 12, 2012 7:52 am

    Boise and SDSU should get out of the Big East, i see no benefits being in that conference over the MWC.

  22. SAWARRIOR September 12, 2012 7:55 am

    Pomai. 59-0 Hawaii.

  23. Pomai September 12, 2012 8:01 am

    UH vs Lamar

    24    –    21    jimmy the lock

    27    –    10    Pomai

    27    –    17    oldtimer808

    30    –    10    NYUHTX

    34    –    14    DPK

    35    –    34    LizKauai

    35    –    21    Glenn

    35    –    07    Will-I-Am

    38    –    10    kev-1

    38    –    20    BigHiloFan2

    38    –    03    WarriorNY

    41    –    00    A-House

    41    –    14    wafan

    42    –    07    tommui

    42    –    17    Bowwar

    45    –    06    IWWTHM

    45    –    30    ms momo

    45    –    10    maddog50

    46    –    13    sean

    48    –    13    mo808

    48    –    21    3-Prong

    49    –    21    Tchahng

    49    –    09    RedZone

    49    –    10    gobows

    49    –    21    Whats up

    49    –    17    HiFlyer

    49    –    14    walter

    50    –    17    protector

    50    –    00    Alawai

    51    –    03    Hilo-Warrior

    52    –    21    Ipu Man

    55    –    03    AZWARRIOR22

    56    –    14    d1shima

    56    –    10    Kekoa

    59    –    00    SAWARRIOR

  24. Annoddah Dave September 12, 2012 8:05 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Man, it is getting hard to wait!

    Go Warriors!

  25. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:08 am

    Pomai, 22-17.


  26. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:11 am

    Shoko, I really don’t know if its Clapp or the AD that does the scheduling. Any word on Clapp’s pending job application? If the AD does the scheduling, this shuffling not only affects football, but the other sports as well.

  27. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:16 am

    Stretch #16~ $5 million doesn’t sound like much for these “rich” schools to leave a conference. I’m sure if they do leave, the conference that they will be going to will help them out or with the TV contracts now days, they may not even need help.

  28. NYUHTX September 12, 2012 8:18 am

    Anybody know if CBS sports will broadcast the game? They are supposed to be the prime broadcaster for the MW aren’t they?

  29. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:23 am

    “Lamar coach aims to keep Hawaii crowd calm.” I thought that was what the ushers were doing?

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid September 12, 2012 8:24 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Thanks for all the updates, Stephen. Good luck to Alex and Cayman. What’s Tachibana’s status?

    Chow’s gonna keep tinkering until he has the best outta the Warriors. In Chow we chrust.

    Ilaoa and Lafaele should be fun. I feel bad for any opposing player who gets run out of bounds and collides with either of them. Can RF and the guys be called “Polynesia’s Broadcasting Team”?

  31. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:25 am

    Stretch~read Garret’s #202 post on yesterday’s blog. I thought I read it somewhere. Is the price tag true?

  32. papajoe2 September 12, 2012 8:27 am

    Huzzit DPK. How yuuuuu?

  33. Wes'side Warrior September 12, 2012 8:28 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Before reading further, I just wanted to drop a quick link to an article by Mike Delrio, the guy who covers the Georgia Force:

    We’ll see what word comes from the front office in the near future. Was hoping to continue the Tsaiko gatherings at these Force games. Now it looks like we’ll fall back on house parties and CC’s at local restaurants.

  34. SteveM September 12, 2012 8:28 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Wednesday… it’s beginning to feel a lot like [Warrior football] Christmas!

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid September 12, 2012 8:30 am

    I’m sorry, that would be RK, as in Robert Kekaula, who would be HC of Polynesia’s Broadcasting Team!

  36. jojo ® September 12, 2012 8:31 am


  37. Da Punchbowl Kid September 12, 2012 8:31 am

    Doing great Braddah Papa, mahalo! And hows youuuuu?

  38. jojo ® September 12, 2012 8:31 am

    Hi DPK!!


  39. jojo ® September 12, 2012 8:31 am

    I can’t count…..maaaaannnnnnnn

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid September 12, 2012 8:33 am

    I here by grant jojo ® my #35 post.

  41. Wes'side Warrior September 12, 2012 8:33 am

    jojo, you funny!

    I tink get online classes you can sign up for to help wit da counting…

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid September 12, 2012 8:33 am

    Hi jojo ®!

  43. Shoko September 12, 2012 8:35 am

    Not sure of the status of Clapps application for AD at Montana, but some people think that the former AD from Washington State is in the lead. So far, there has been one internal and two external candidates for the Montana job. If Clapp doesn’t get the nod, there is always the prospect of applying for the Nevada AD position next year. According to Ault, he doesn’t care if the candidate is external or internal. He just wants someone that puts the football program at the forefront.

    Speaking of Rolo, just read Dan Hinxman’s column (Dan Hinxman). He believes Ault should hand over the reins of offensive play calling to Rolo. I think Mr. Hinxman is still fuming about Aults play calling on Nevada’s last possession against Southern Florida.

  44. Shoko September 12, 2012 8:36 am

    Lunch time! Have a great day, folks!

  45. Shoko September 12, 2012 8:39 am


    “The University of Montana has promoted associate athletic director Kent Haslam to the position of athletic director.”

    Guess they decided on hiring internally.

  46. Na Koa Mike September 12, 2012 8:41 am

    USC game photos are now up:

  47. Hoohiki September 12, 2012 8:46 am

    I have to say, I give Graves a lot of credit for sticking it out. Many QBs in his circumstance would have asked for a transfer. He was a star coming out of HS, a highly touted QB going into college prepped to be to be next in line after backing up Moniz. Then a new coach comes in with a whole new system, gets bumped from the number one spot and gets moved to a whole different position. To top it off, he doesn’t make the roster for UH’s biggest game this year in his home town. I could just imagine how disappointed he was. Many times, when one experiences a personal loss like he did and then going back home, one would expect to just say “move on and try something else” in his situation, maybe another school where he could be the starting QB. However, Graves chose to stick it out and power through which really says alot about his character- no sense of entitlement, humble, persistent, team player, loyal, hard worker. I hope he reads this and know that fans are grateful and appreciate having a quality player for the Warriors and serve as a wonderful role model for our keikis.

  48. koakane September 12, 2012 8:52 am

    UH 38 Lamar 14

    morning warrior and wahine faithful nation hhhhheeeellloooooo howwwwwww yyyyyyyyou

    kope kope kope

  49. gobows September 12, 2012 8:56 am

    #21 SAWARRIOR – after boise gets the aq slot to a bcs bowl, then the hog cheese mongers of the bcs will strip the big pathetic east of their aq status. boise and sdst will no longer reap benefits from membership in the big east and will look for another conference closer to home. doubt if the pac will consider either boise or sdst, the wac will be history, and all that’s left is the mwc. another senario (which is coming soon too, garans) is a playoff system and the bcs bowls reverting back to the original formulas (sec in the sugar, acc or big 12 in the orange, big 10 and pac in the rose, etc.) for selecting teams which means the big east will lose their aq to a bcs bowl. in a few years you will see boise back in aloha stadium getting chowdown by UH.

  50. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 12, 2012 8:58 am

    ACC Exit fees up to $50,000,000.

    ” According to the ACC’s announcement, school administrators serving on the ACC’s Council of Presidents upped the conference’s exit fee to $50 million. It now will take current member schools an additional $30 million to leave the conference for a new affiliation.

    One ACC official told the Orlando Sentinel the upped exit fee goes into effect “immediately.””

  51. jojo ® September 12, 2012 8:59 am


  52. jojo ® September 12, 2012 9:00 am

    Yup, I can’t count….

    Sorry, Pomai, I can’t play the game. On account that I can’t count beans

  53. Stephen Tsai September 12, 2012 9:02 am

    Royce Pollard released from Jets’ practice squad.

  54. AZWARRIOR22 September 12, 2012 9:06 am

    Lamar lost to Louisiana-Lafayette 41-0. I don’t see this game being close because the Warriors are a notch above Louisiana-Lafayette and the Sun Belt Conference. We should destroy Lamar. If this game is close, then this could be a long season. But I think the Warriors will flex against Lamar and impose their will.

    Go Warriors !!!

  55. (Jesse) James September 12, 2012 9:08 am

    Too bad about Royce Pollard.

    Good morning Tsaikos!!!

    Woo Hoo….getting close.

    Whoa…where’s da love??? MWAHAHAHAHAHHAA

  56. Ipu Man September 12, 2012 9:24 am

    Hope Royce gets picked up by NFL team later in the season.

    If not, there’s always CFL. He’ll be a star there.

    Hope Moniz gets another chance, too…

  57. Inyoface September 12, 2012 9:25 am

    I’m ready for some Warriors football!!

  58. jm2375 September 12, 2012 9:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    I heard that some conferences are proposing that departing teams lose their TV rights for 4-5 years, so could be upwards of $100M. That would effectively put a kibbosh on conference realignments. Remember, the big money for the AQ conferences is the TV rights.

  59. SailorBlue September 12, 2012 10:01 am

    Pomai ~ UH 45 – Lamar 13

  60. madeinhawaii September 12, 2012 10:10 am

    jm2375 ..

    I wonder how would they make that TV rights thing stick if the team that’s leaving is the major attraction?

  61. koakane ip4 September 12, 2012 10:12 am

    ok got my kope 😎

    let’s not get ahead of ourselves warriors gotta still play it out on da field support but with some resolve.

    eh foget dat and ……..CHALLENGE THEM

  62. SteveM September 12, 2012 10:15 am

    Just read the print S-A and Reardon’s column over breakfast. i usually only skim but when DR’s tracking the principals in WonderGate, the phrase “Keep the pedal to the metal!” comes to mind. Keep the spotlight on! Ferd too!

  63. helencalif September 12, 2012 10:17 am

    Post #47 by Hoohiki

    Thank you for your kind words about David Graves. He came to Hawaii to play for Hawaii. He is a Warrior, he is a team player, he is loyal. He will play any position Coach Chow assigns to him. Thank you to the others here who have said good things about his character and leadership. Your support is greatly appreciated.

  64. WarriorNY September 12, 2012 10:34 am

    Did Royce recover from the injury he suffered in the preseason? I thought he was a lock for the practice squad unless he wasn’t healthy…

  65. Sean September 12, 2012 10:34 am


    Thank you for David being at UH. The Hawaiian way of life can change a person and can teach someoneone to appreciate the culture of the islands but good character, derermination, and high moral standards are a testament to good family up bringing. He is a leader by example!!!

    Thank you David for being a Warrior!

  66. wafan September 12, 2012 10:35 am


    Off to tonight’s meeting.


  67. WarriorNY September 12, 2012 10:40 am

    I hope UH can pull some of the NY Jets offense and use Graves as Tebow… Line up as WR, QB, and RB just to keep the defense guessing… Graves is a football player…

  68. Dancingbear September 12, 2012 10:47 am


    I have been a lurker for many, many years but never had a reason to post. I do now. I also would like to Thank You for having David attend UH.

    I hope my sons grow up to be just like him. I second what Hoohiki and

    Sean said.

  69. SAWARRIOR September 12, 2012 10:47 am

    #49 I totally agree with you. Right now the Big East are trying to work a tie-in with the Orange Bowl, i don’t see that happening, especially with a weaker Big East in 2014.

  70. koakane ip4 September 12, 2012 10:48 am

    Helencalif if you come to see David play we da tsaikos will be honored to have your family as our guest at the tailgate festivities.

  71. koakane ip4 September 12, 2012 10:49 am

    Sean you pcwarrior?

  72. Ratbird September 12, 2012 10:50 am

    Can’t wait for Robocop to get back on the field. He resembles Kiefer Sutherland enough to be his son. Although Lamar restored football in 2010, any team from Texas is dangerous. Texas A&I, an NAIA team came here in 1975 and 1976 and blasted the Warriors. About the only guarantee is if a Texas High School football team came here. NeQuan Phillips, shades of Ronnie Lott, he’s a good one!

  73. Ratbird September 12, 2012 10:56 am

    David Graves is such a loyal, unselfish team player! I would bet he would volunteer to replace Fehoko Vili as team mascot or volunteer to be the water boy during breaks. He is such an inspiration like Robocop and S. Harding.

  74. al_kiqaeda September 12, 2012 11:25 am

    Just another lurker jumping in on all the love for David. It’s hard not to chime in because in the world of megaego NFL football players and NFL wannabees it nice to see people with grace and humbleness.

    @#72 Ratbird you digging on NeQuan too? I became a #20 fan after seeing him go facemask-to-facemask with a much bigger USC reciever after a play. He’s got that “no scared ’em attitude” and energy to burn. Hard to imagine that NeQuan is only a freshman.

  75. Rodney September 12, 2012 11:34 am

    Lamar 13 The university of HAWAIi 48

  76. Independent Thinker September 12, 2012 11:35 am

    Two big thumbs up to Graves on his ascendance from receiver to QB again. I like reading about guys who fight hard to get back to the top. Go graves!

  77. HawaiiMongoose September 12, 2012 11:37 am


    UH 45, Lamar 14

  78. Wes'side Warrior September 12, 2012 11:38 am

    You guys saw da pikcha of da lady who got hit by da Maui Sugar Cane Train?

    Take a look at the rest of the pics on the KHON2 facebook site… da car was actually pushed several feet. Unreal!

  79. HawaiiMongoose September 12, 2012 11:39 am

    I’m also a David Graves fan. He has the right attitude for success not only on the football field, but in life. We’re lucky to have him as a Warrior.

  80. Wes'side Warrior September 12, 2012 11:39 am

    Actually, da lady neva get hit… da car she “parked” on the tracks got hit and pushed.

  81. mctruck September 12, 2012 11:41 am

    On espn ticker tape…Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports except football to remain independant; but to play five(5)ACC teams per season.

  82. Wes'side Warrior September 12, 2012 11:43 am

    Back to regular programming…

    Gotta agree… I’ve been high on Graves since last year. Coach always shows that he utilizes the talent he has in creative ways. Can’t wait to see Graves unleashed! Go, Bruddah!!! Way to work back into the groove, and never give up!

  83. mctruck September 12, 2012 11:45 am

    cheeeez!, wit ND taking all sports except fb to ACC???..kinda dilutes bigest down a notch or two for tv ratings…hmmmm?? further decay.

  84. cincodemayonnaisse September 12, 2012 11:45 am

    +1 on the Graves bandwagon….the kid is a class act. Guys like that ALWAYS rise to the top….

    Leads by example. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he finds his niche.

    MAHALO for choosing to be a warrior!!

  85. photographe limoges September 12, 2012 12:12 pm

    Excellent Merci !

  86. BigWave96744 September 12, 2012 12:26 pm

    Hey think you know the Warriors?

    Participate in trying the beat the Koolaid Drinking Homer

  87. 3-Promg September 12, 2012 12:28 pm

    I rememba the NASTI one going wild for 2,000 combined rushing and receiving in the same year. Ahhhhh memories. Welcome back to Warrior Football Nate!

  88. 3-Prong September 12, 2012 12:29 pm

    Promg????? Hehe

  89. (Jesse) James September 12, 2012 12:30 pm

    Like I’ve said before…Mr. Graves is a total team player and true Warrior…doing whatever it takes to help the TEAM achieve their goals, whether it be playing QB, or any other position. That’s the kind of character you cannot buy…. Kudos to Mr. Graves.

  90. Buffoman September 12, 2012 12:41 pm

    So, is there going to be any “off topic” conversation today? Like, what do you think sashimi will cost New Year’s eve? Remember when the Alexander Young Hotel bakery had the best palm leaves and dream cake? Whatever happen to Holsom soft twist bread? Will local style drive ins (Like Andy’s, Jolly Roger, Scotty’s, Chunky’s, Bea’s) all die out, and why?

    Just asking, as I find the most thoughtful discussions on pressing, relevant, timely topics usually occur in this forum, when sports talk has slowed.

  91. jojo ® September 12, 2012 12:42 pm


  92. NYUHTX September 12, 2012 12:46 pm

    Looks like streaming the game is a possibility.

  93. NYUHTX September 12, 2012 12:50 pm

    Actually this link is a better entry into the streaming service.

  94. LizKauai September 12, 2012 1:00 pm

    helencalif: Welcome to the blog! You are now a Tsai-ko :mrgreen: – hope to see you at a game some time!



    ST- did the ticket arrive yet?

  95. K-Bay September 12, 2012 1:10 pm


    “Show” (More of) Your Stuff,

    Minimize Mistakes/Errors

    Get Your Rhythm

    Start/Continue the Positive Trend

    Continue the Punter/Holder Options/Revolutionize that Phase of The Game…

    (Pull it Down and “Show” Opposing ST Coordinators some First Downs/2-Pt. Conversions out of Punting/4th Down AND Extra Point Formation(s)…)

    BE Exciting, EARN More Fans…

  96. jojo ® September 12, 2012 1:24 pm

    I give up counting!

    Pomai – 47-20

    Let’s Go Warriors!

  97. SteveM September 12, 2012 1:27 pm


    …see jojo, it’s easy…

  98. SteveM September 12, 2012 1:28 pm

    … most of the time. 😳

  99. Candy September 12, 2012 1:28 pm


    Am also a David Graves fan for his do whatever he is called upon to do, his positive attitude and support of the team. He must bleed green. Best of luck to him in the competition for #2.

  100. SteveM September 12, 2012 1:29 pm

    …except when approaching a multiple of HUNDRED.

  101. Ipu Man September 12, 2012 1:33 pm

    I smell Old Spice…

  102. Wasabi September 12, 2012 1:36 pm


    Best thing about those drive-inns, they all had slush floats! Slush now days is the Icee or 7-Eleven Slurpee!

  103. Chee Hoo September 12, 2012 1:44 pm

    #90 add the following eateries who have closed due to Zippy’s and L&L infiltration:


    Pee Wee’s




    Have to patronize St. Louis Drive Inn and Rainbows as they’re the last of the dinosaurs.

  104. tommui September 12, 2012 1:55 pm

    You always can count on Jojo!

    David Graves is one terrific man!

  105. Buffoman September 12, 2012 1:57 pm

    #102 Wasabi, yep, some with real scoop ice cream in their slush float, not ice milk. Some even had orange freeze!

    And, Chunky’s had a pretty salty mac salad that was really good with the gravy from their hamburger steak plate ($1.25).

    #103 I still see Meg’s Drive in still in business. Never been, though.

  106. jojo ® September 12, 2012 2:10 pm


  107. jojo ® September 12, 2012 2:10 pm

    Yes! I got it!!

  108. Pomai September 12, 2012 2:12 pm

    Third times the charm jojo

  109. Pomai September 12, 2012 2:14 pm

    UH vs Lamar

    22    –    17    papajoe2

    24    –    21    jimmy the lock

    27    –    10    Pomai

    27    –    17    oldtimer808

    30    –    10    NYUHTX

    34    –    14    DPK

    35    –    34    LizKauai

    35    –    21    Glenn

    35    –    07    Will-I-Am

    38    –    10    kev-1

    38    –    20    BigHiloFan2

    38    –    03    WarriorNY

    38    –    14    koakane

    41    –    00    A-House

    41    –    14    wafan

    42    –    07    tommui

    42    –    17    Bowwar

    45    –    06    IWWTHM

    45    –    30    ms momo

    45    –    10    maddog50

    45    –    13    sailorblue

    45    –    14    HawaiiMongoose

    46    –    13    sean

    47    –    20    jojo

    48    –    13    mo808

    48    –    21    3-Prong

    48    –    13    Rodney

    49    –    21    Tchahng

    49    –    09    RedZone

    49    –    10    gobows

    49    –    21    Whats up

    49    –    17    HiFlyer

    49    –    14    walter

    50    –    17    protector

    50    –    00    Alawai

    51    –    03    Hilo-Warrior

    52    –    21    Ipu Man

    55    –    03    AZWARRIOR22

    56    –    14    d1shima

    56    –    10    Kekoa

    59    –    00    SAWARRIOR

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  111. Otto September 12, 2012 2:27 pm

    From what I understand, the AD does the scheduling for football. For all other sports, scheduling is done by the coach (or whichever assistant it get delegated too). Football schedules are typically done years in advance, while other sports are typically year by year. Football provides the biggest income (and biggest expense), so they give that responsiblity to the AD.

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  113. jojo ® September 12, 2012 2:36 pm

    Ok, my numbers are in and I’ve been amused for today. Thanks everyone for the fun.

  114. (Jesse) James September 12, 2012 2:55 pm


  115. Kapahulu September 12, 2012 3:00 pm

    From The SA Online Front Page:

    The University of Hawaii-Manoa has begun soliciting applications for a permanent athletic director.

    The opening, which invites applications “for best consideration” by Sept. 28, was posted on the school’s website today.

    It does not list a salary.

    Former athletic director Jim Donovan’s contract listed an annual salary of $240,000.

    Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, three years of athletic administration experience, demonstrated fiscal integrity and expertise.

    Rockne Freitas has been acting athletic director since July 11 and has so far said he will not apply.

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  117. AlaWai September 12, 2012 3:12 pm

    #!05 I will always remember KC Drive Inn in Waikiki with their waffle hot dog and peanut butter chocolate shakes. Survived a while in Kapahulu, but didn’t last. Add to the list Alex’s Drive Inn.

  118. sean September 12, 2012 3:13 pm




  119. koakane September 12, 2012 3:26 pm

    #118 did you check your email?

  120. sean September 12, 2012 3:36 pm

    no, i will tho! thanks

  121. Bigislandkurt September 12, 2012 3:36 pm

    I’ve been a David Graves from the moment we signed that duel-threat QB out of Cali who was also a musician. My respect for him increased exponentially during these early stages of the Norm Chow era. Most young folks (and their parents) would have had their feelings so hurt that they would immediately search for other options. Not Graves. Talk about a model team player. I’m glad he’s back in the QB mix. He deserves all the good that will come his way.


  122. Dino September 12, 2012 3:53 pm

    #4: Led by Timmy Chang, Hawai’i lost 28-20 to Division 1-AA Florida Atlantic in the 2004 season opener.

  123. SteveM September 12, 2012 3:58 pm


    September 12th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    #103 I still see Meg’s Drive in still in business. Never been, though.

    Buffoman — I used to go to Meg’s often in the early 70’s. Right next door was a Korean errr, pupu and beverage place I used to frequent in those days. Still has one I think… <b<but I stopped at Meg’s last year to see how things changed.

    The cook–a slender Japanese guy, was still at the grill in his spotless white tee shirt just as I remembered. Needless to say, the food has not changed much with the same cook still active, but the menu has expanded.

  124. Buffoman September 12, 2012 4:09 pm

    Is it just me or were a lot of those drive in places once owned by Okinawans. They were probably pretty good cooks. I know that the owners of St. Louis Drive in were Okinawans, as was KC, I believe. The old cook at Likelike was one and I think Wisteria and Flamingos also were owned by Okinawans. Maybe that was their forte.

    Whatever, the food was pretty darn good.

  125. Kevin September 12, 2012 4:14 pm


    Gov released about 12 million for CIP for lower campus. Very interested to see what goes where. I can already think of where 7 million most likely will go. The other 5? Hmmm…

  126. Kevin September 12, 2012 4:16 pm

    8 million for the roof at the Capitol?

  127. Pomai September 12, 2012 4:20 pm


  128. koakane September 12, 2012 4:35 pm

  129. Garret September 12, 2012 4:48 pm

    I know it’s very early in the season, but is next years schedule complete? Isn’t that the athletic director’s job? I hope all this shuffling or even late hiring (Jan.) of the AD doesn’t screw up the scheduling. With all this conference’s title playoffs, it is getting harder and harder for UH to complete their schedule.


    JD already took care of the scheduling. The ideal schedule will have 4 attractive D-IA schools and then either a D-IAA school (so UH gets an extra home game instead of having to go on the road) or staying with 12 schools so that UH has an extra bye week. Most schools would stay with just 4 nonconference games since bye weeks are important. If the MWC has a title game, the only way that UH could play 13 games in a 13-week season would be to have ZERO bye weeks…that is rough on the health and academics of the players.


    08/31 – USC

    11/09 – at Navy

    11/30 – Army

    12/07 – BYU


    08/30 – Washington

    09/06 – Oregon State

    09/20 – at Colorado

    10/18 – at BYU


    09/05 – Colorado

    09/12 – at Washington

    11/07 – BYU

    11/28 – Navy

    Put it this way, I’ve NEVER seen UH have 3 straight awesome nonconference schedules like that. I’ve gone back a long time and haven’t seen a better stretch.

  130. Garret September 12, 2012 4:52 pm

    There were a lot of people here who didn’t believe that USC’s kicker was actually hurt in the UH game, saying that Kiffin was lying about that to make an excuse for going for it on 4th downs. The facts are that the kicker was too injured to play in their 2nd game and had to have knee surgery.

    USC had been trying to keep their kicker’s injury a secret until after the Stanford game so that Stanford couldn’t game plan for that…but the LA Daily News reported it.

    Wolf had been suspended by USC after reporting Heidari’s surgery and that he would be sidelined for about three weeks. The Daily News report did not cite practice-related information, but USC considered it to be a violation of its practice policy.,0,1718839.story

  131. Garret September 12, 2012 5:02 pm

    I heard that some conferences are proposing that departing teams lose their TV rights for 4-5 years, so could be upwards of $100M. That would effectively put a kibbosh on conference realignments. Remember, the big money for the AQ conferences is the TV rights.


    The Big 12 schools signed a *13-year* grant of TV rights to their conference. That means that if any Big 12 school wanted to leave the conference, they wouldn’t have TV rights for 13 years. In other words, no school is leaving the Big 12 for 13 years.

    Seeing as how the Big 12 schools will make more from TV than ANY other conference now, they really have no reason to go anywhere else. Even a school like Kansas State will get the $20 mil and add a few mil for its local TV deal, which puts it above USC and Florida.

    The Big 10 schools also signed away their TV rights to their conference. The Big East i apparently trying to get TV right granted also as part of their new TV deal…one reason why Notre Dame had to jump now if they ever were going to jump.

  132. Garret September 12, 2012 5:10 pm

    Oklahoma got its TV network just like Texas, the money will be in addition to the $20 mil they get from the conference. Texas got ESPN, Oklahoma got Fox…and Oklahoma’s network will show high school football games, but since they weren’t idiots that yelled about a Longhorn Network (they should have called it ESPN Texas or something less showy), I doubt people will complain. The Fox College Sports events will be shown in Hawaii and the rest of the country at the same time there will be games UH will play that UH fans on the mainland will only see via internet streaming…

    The station promises 1,000 hours of programming every year, including reruns of Oklahoma football games shown on Fox. The announcement says that programming will be shown on Fox Sports networks, reaching about nine million homes, and select programming will go national on the Fox College Sports network.–ncaaf.html

  133. Buger September 12, 2012 5:12 pm


    Hawaii 31 – Lamar 10

  134. chopsueyboy September 12, 2012 5:40 pm


    ICEE float at Dave’s Ice Cream Waimalu


    Zippy’s Vineyard

  135. HawaiiMongoose September 12, 2012 5:56 pm

    Re #132, I think Fox will find out, just as ESPN did with the LHN, that there isn’t a whole lot of national or even regional demand for a network focused on showing just one school’s events.

    If there isn’t a conference network like the Big 10 or Pac 12 network showing a school’s events, then I think the practical and viable alternative is the OC Sports Channel approach of televising those events in that school’s local cable market and streaming the events to the rest of the world over the internet.

  136. momo September 12, 2012 6:02 pm

    Uh—42—them—21—sorry you missed my entry…

  137. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 12, 2012 7:00 pm

    Letter sent today to the Students and Faculty of the University of Hawaii Manoa from Chancellor Tom Apple.


    Dear UH Manoa Ohana,

    Since arriving at Manoa, I have spoken personally with many of you. We have had a chance to get to know each other and exchange ideas and opinions, person to person. I have been very impressed by the passion, commitment and quality of our faculty, staff and students here. I have met some of the best scholars and educators that it has been my privilege to know. Unfortunately, there has not been enough time for me to speak with most of you in person.

    I am excited about advancing the campus in our two primary missions: scholarship that has impact, and the academics to help our students find their passions. To that end, I want to engage the community in dialog on a regular basis. You have not heard anything from me directly regarding what took place since the Stevie Wonder concert was cancelled. With all of the controversy swirling about right now, that is something I would like to remedy.

    The members of our UH Manoa community are justifiably distressed by what they have seen and heard regarding the failed concert and the search for a new Athletics Director. Partial facts, rumors and personal allegiances have all had a part in raising the temperature of the discussion. It is important that all of us who care deeply about the University and its people have facts to deal with before making our conclusions. That is the purpose of this email.

    I begin by saying that, while I inherited the failed concert situation, I have made my share of missteps in communication since arriving. My public outreach was less than satisfying for all concerned, because I was not able to provide a lot of details, either because the investigation was ongoing or because of legal restrictions. People had a right to know that at the time. With respect to the failures of checks and balances, and general judgment that should have prevented the loss of $200,000: I have instituted measures to prevent this from happening again. In addition, the Board of Regents has formed a group to ensure that our policies and procedures are both sound and efficient.

    I have heard from many of you who have said that Jim Donovan should be returned to the position of Athletics Director. While it is true that the decision had already been made not to extend his contract, I was the one who requested that Dr. Rockne Freitas step in as interim Athletics Director and that Jim be reassigned. My decision to do this was based on many conversations with people within and outside the Athletics program. While I did and still do praise Jim’s commitment to UH and his many talents, I concluded that it was in the best interest of the Athletics program and our students to reassign him. I stand by that decision. The timing of Jim’s reassignment made a difficult situation more complicated and confusing and I regret that. I very much appreciate the support of my decision by the University President and members of the Board of Regents.

    I approached campus and community leaders and asked them to serve on a Search Advisory Committee to find candidates for the position of Athletics Director. Accepting the challenge in the current climate was something each member had to consider carefully. Their commitment to the University should be applauded.

    As you are probably aware, a few days after formation of the Committee, a letter signed by nearly every coach in the Athletics Department was sent to me, indicating their support for Dr. Freitas’ leadership. In the letter, they requested that he be appointed permanent AD. This event was followed by reactions on multiple sides of the issue. However the Search Advisory Committee weighs the contents of the coaches’ letter, what they decide the role of the three coaches named to the Committee should be, and whatever names they recommend for the position of Athletics Director, there will be some who will disagree with the Committee’s recommendation. I ask that the Committee members be given the space to do what has been asked of them. The Search Advisory Committee will publish updates periodically to keep us all informed, but their deliberations should be respected as confidential.

    It is clear from all that has happened that there are many who are intensely interested in and care about our University. We have had our challenges, and we have taken action to rise to meet them. Please don’t allow what has happened to distract or discourage you. Now is a time for the entire community to come together and support one another. We are all in the same canoe. We can only move forward if we are all paddling in the same direction.

    Athletics is very important to the UH community, but it is only a part of what we do. We must not lose sight of the preeminence of our academic mission, our students, faculty and staff. They all need and deserve our support and attention. This is a place where students’ lives are transformed. Our research has tremendous impact and helps those in our community and around the world. This week, the news included reports of our John A. Burns School of Medicine faculty, staff and students helping the homeless in our community, and about our UH Cancer Center discovering critical new information about fatal cancers. The greatness of our University ties into the greatness of our State. What we do here affects everyone. Wisdom, common sense, integrity and openness of spirit are cherished values here in our islands. Let’s show the world what working with aloha really means.

    Chancellor Tom Apple

  138. HiFlyer September 12, 2012 7:23 pm

    iwwthm – tfti

  139. SteveM September 12, 2012 7:49 pm

    ….What we do here affects everyone. Wisdom, common sense, integrity and openness of spirit are cherished values here in our islands.

    Hard lesson from 2012 Summer session that sounds really good when updating a resume… 🙁

  140. el burro sabio September 12, 2012 8:22 pm


    Garret, yes, facts are facts, but it was still a Lame excuse by a Lame coach – he sent a different kicker out against Syracuse who made 6 PATs. And since Heidari was really injured, sending him back out to kick the end of 1st half FG and the PATs in the 2nd half is extremely Lame, stupid, and heartless.

  141. Kevin September 12, 2012 8:43 pm

    A good amount of those students that are part of the university’s academic mission are also athletes as well.

    Goes both ways. Throw the boomerang and it will encompass all it passes by.

  142. jm2375 September 12, 2012 8:58 pm

    csb – #134 – Screecher likes her Icee floats with li hing powder/syrup on top, from Kay’s Crack Seed in Manoa Marketplace or the crack seed place at Windward Mall.

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  144. Pomai September 12, 2012 9:32 pm

    UH vs Lamar

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  145. mikey September 12, 2012 9:45 pm


    UH 42 Lamar 10

  146. madeinhawaii September 12, 2012 10:01 pm

    What the University does for sports affects all of us who are alumni and fans. It is the most visible way for the University to affect and reach out to all of us. What they put in, the alumni and fans reciprocate in terms of donation and other forms of support.

  147. K-Bay September 12, 2012 10:37 pm


    #95 was UH 52 Lamar 14

    (No Shut-Out This Week)

  148. Capitolist/WassupDoc September 12, 2012 11:18 pm

    For those of you who are wondering why $6 million is being spent on replacing the roof and the 5th floor lanai: The Hawaii State Capitol opened on March 16, 1969. Although significant upgrades were done to the building in the early 1990s, the roof and the lanai area is over 43 years old.

    Many of the ceilings in rooms on the fourth floor under the lanai area leak.


  149. gobows September 12, 2012 11:21 pm

    #4 & #122 FAU had something like 20 returning starters that year, and they had a great coach in Howard Schnellenberger, the guy that put university of miami on the football map. But i think Timmy Chang was suspended for that game for playing in the previous years bowl game with an incomplete class. the score was 28-35 in ot.

  150. al September 13, 2012 1:56 am

    go graves go!

  151. al September 13, 2012 1:58 am

    to clarify though, socal is not anywhere near david graves norcal home town.

    it is good that he has an opportunity to rise to the #2 position at qb. an all important one at that.

  152. al September 13, 2012 2:00 am

    gobows…thank you for clarifying the facts.

    timmy chang who was one of the greatest passers/qb’s in his time had often been the scapegoat for any losses back then inspite of the numbers that he put up.

    it takes a whole football team to lose a game.

  153. al September 13, 2012 2:01 am

    jojo…perhaps you should learn to count in japanese?

  154. al September 13, 2012 2:02 am

    and yes we should be wary of lamar’s football team.

    any team with a majority of texan football players will have their share of talent.

  155. al September 13, 2012 2:05 am

    d1…too bad, but, yah the coaches should no longer be on the committee after publicly endorsing the rock.

    less the committee be accused of “pre-selection”.

    i still believe that the rock is the only candidate for this position.

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  157. Shoko September 13, 2012 2:21 am

    Tough luck for Pollard. Hopefully another team will pick him up if he’s not injured.

  158. Garret September 13, 2012 2:23 am

    Re #132, I think Fox will find out, just as ESPN did with the LHN, that there isn’t a whole lot of national or even regional demand for a network focused on showing just one school’s events.


    I actually think that Fox will be just fine with their deal with Oklahoma. Hawaii has about 1.4 mil people and was been making $2.5 mil for PPV. Oklahoma has 3.8 mil people and they also have a lot of the market in Texas (26 mil people)–they are the same distance from Dallas as Austin is and have a lot of alumni in that area, for example.

    Most of the Fox deal with Oklahoma is for regional coverage, but their region has more people and is worth more money than UH’s in comparison. Oklahoma just had their latest game on PPV for $40 and sales were reportedly very high. The national games shown on Fox College Sports will probably be 1 football game, lots of men’s basketball games (Oklahoma vs. Kansas is often not shown on national TV, Fox College Sports will grab that, and sometimes Oklahoma vs. Texas was not shown before), and other sports will probably be shown (volleyball, softball, soccer) if Oklahoma is doing well and they don’t want to just show repeats of other events like they do now.

    Since Kansas gets $8.5 mil already from their local TV deal, I wouldn’t be surprised if Oklahoma got $10 mil from Fox.

  159. Garret September 13, 2012 2:38 am

    In the 2nd quarter, Heidari did kick a FG vs. UH. However, Kiffin made it clear during his interview at halftime that he hadn’t wanted him to kick that FG. That FG was the best indication to me that their kicker was actually hurt–it looked very different than how that kicker normally kicks.

    USC then got a walk-on kicker ready to kick extra points in the week before their Syracuse game. That doesn’t change the fact that they were going to go for it on 4th down instead of try to kick FGs since their kicker was hurt and their kicker’s injury and the fact that the doctors were taking a look at him helped prompt the decision to go for 2 for the rest of the first half until the doctors could more fully examine him.

    I get that lots of people don’t like Kiffin–I don’t like him and he’s given dozens of valid reasons in the past few years to call him out. We don’t have to invent other reasons that are actually shown to be have valid reasons for the decisions that were made in a game.

    There were a number of people posting on game day that seemed to be CERTAIN that USC’s kicker wasn’t hurt and said that Kiffin was just going for 2 to show up UH and was actually lying about the injury. I thought that I should post the facts for the benefit of the blog.

  160. Garret September 13, 2012 2:39 am

    It is a long NFL season and injuries take a toll on every team’s roster. Hopefully Pollard will get a call later this season.

  161. Garret September 13, 2012 2:49 am

    Florida State was 1 of the 2 ACC schools to vote against the increased exit fee. Coincidentally, 2 ACC schools have been rumored to be talking with the Big 12. But Maryland was the other no vote and I thought some other school was the other Big 12 target.

    Florida State is basically saying that they aren’t going to leave the ACC because it is too expensive to leave…but how is it good for the conference they are stuck in to publicly say that they would go to the Big 12 if they didn’t have to pay so many millions to leave?

    Florida State was one of two the current 12 Atlantic Coast Conference schools to vote against a measure that called for an increased conference exit fee, according to FSU board of trustees chairman Allan Bense.

    Following a spring and summer that was defined by rumors and speculation about FSU potentially debating leaving the ACC, the high cost of the exit fee all but assures that such conversations cease.

    “The positive aspect of it is that we are now committed to letting everyone know that we’re going to be ACC brothers together now and forevermore,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton told the Sentinel on Wednesday.

  162. Slugger September 13, 2012 5:20 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Hope Royce Pollard gets a chance on another team. Go, Royce, go!

    hi ho…

  163. Loa September 13, 2012 5:40 am

    morning gang!

    gotta love these quotes:

    “The kids know there’s no whining. This is just how we roll,” – coach bud

    “He gave us one word: Animalistic,” – Ne’Quan

  164. d1shima September 13, 2012 5:47 am

    Great Morning All!


  165. Loa September 13, 2012 5:48 am

    Pomai – may i please enter a score of

    59 – 28 Warriors (same as 12/1/90)

    thank you

  166. Loa September 13, 2012 5:52 am

    d1 – howzit! almost 🙂

    everybody have a safe and happy day

  167. d1shima September 13, 2012 6:01 am

    Right on, Loa! 🙂

  168. Bryson September 13, 2012 6:15 am

    Anyone hear what QB Commit Aaron Zwhalen did this weekend….Scroll to the bottom

  169. papajoe2 September 13, 2012 6:26 am

    Shutter and Dunnachie (sp?) will be reinstated for the BYU game? What about the 3rd guy? Any info? Glad to hear that the players made amends and served their punishments and will be rejoining the active roll on the team.

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