What’s next?

Greg McMackin said quarterback Greg Alexander’s injury is to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. “That’s not as bad” as an ACL injury, McMackin said. But it likely will be damaging enough to prevent Alexander from playing in the Oct. 10 game against Fresno State.

What’s next? McMackin said he has not thought about the scenarios yet, including whether to use Inoke Funaki as a backup quarterback. Funaki was the starting quarterback when UH defeated Fresno State last year, but has not taken a snap since the Hawai‘i Bowl.  Funaki said he has not been approached.

McMackin said the players will not have to think about football until Monday, when they resume practicing. He said the coaches, however, will review video of the Louisiana Tech game and continue to work on the game plan against Fresno State.


  1. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 6:43 am


  2. mctruck October 1, 2009 6:43 am

    reluctantly, 1st…….happy thursday folks.

  3. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 6:44 am

    gut check time and take it out on the next bulldogs the Warriors see

  4. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 6:45 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation!
    Ready to support team at next game.

  5. mctruck October 1, 2009 6:47 am

    shouldn’t have been too reluctant to press that enter button.

  6. mctruck October 1, 2009 6:50 am

    The season is still young…..it’s not like UH had plans to be in the BCS mix anyways….at least they can be spoilers though…that’s exciting!!

  7. tommui October 1, 2009 6:56 am

    Congratulations Hawaii. We won the book contest and our Keikis will profit from it.

    Time to lick our wounds and prepare for the next battle.

  8. djmitcho October 1, 2009 6:56 am

    Bringing over from end of last blog

    Good Morning All! Still recovering from watching that beat down last night.
    O-line needs more work. Yes LaTech blitzed, but they were getting to Alexander with 4 rushers. UH missed simple twist stunts allowing LT’s dl to get to the QB. Hopefully Moniz will get his timing down with the first team recs in practice. What is the status of Rausch’s pinky anyway? I don’t recall seeing anything about how bad it was hurt. It’s been close to 3 weeks since it happened. If it was just a fracture, it should be close to healed. My guess is I’ll be watching Moniz start on the 17th when I go down to Moscow. As disappointed as I was with the Warriors perfomance last night, I still stand behind this team and always will.

  9. LizKauai (iPhone) October 1, 2009 6:59 am

    Shower thought:
    To really do something to help the Warriors, put a little prayer in your heart, and in the name of the Warriors, commit a RANDOM ACT of KINDNESS every chance you get.

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  10. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 7:03 am

    score didn’t indicate how bad we played.
    fortunate it wasn’t like 2004 when Boise State and Fresno State ran up the score and gave wipeout scores for ESPN to show the world

  11. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:03 am

    have a good day, be thankful for your blessings, and pray for those in Samoa and other areas that are in a far worse condition than we are…….

    the game’s over, just bury it already.

  12. expat October 1, 2009 7:06 am

    I thought Moniz stepped in pretty well. I guess we will need someone to be the third string after Shane. Someone mentioned it previously but it is great to see how disciplined the team has been this year with regard to penalties. Holtz was amazed that the O line did not have any holding calls, and rightfully so. The mental errors that led to personal fouls last year seem to have been corrected and that is a big improvement and a step in the right direction.

    Dooley is a competitive guy. Reminds me of Peterson at Boise. He is going to build LaTech up into a good program. Akey has already made strides with Idaho. NMSU needs some recruiting classes under its belt but I think Walker has the coaching tools to revive that program as well. Utah State could be on the rebound as well with a new coaching staff.

    All that is good for the WAC, but it also means that no games are gimmes and it will always be hard in someone else’s house. Even that amazing 2007 season required overtime wins at LaTech and SJSU and a last second win at Reno.

    We have had LaTech’s number for a while. We have also had Fresno’s number for a while. They are going to be looking for some revenge.

  13. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:15 am

    expat, revenge is a wonderful motivator….i am still amazed that Dooley is both the AD and the HC, talented guy. Liked watching him and listening to him on the side, very encouraging, upbeat, vocal and disciplined……hmmmm, is there a hidden message? haha

    long flight home, hope GA is ok. the MCL is the same injury ‘The Beast’ suffered against Colorado State from the double team + chop block. he missed 2 games, and is in rehab right now. they are looking at him coming back next week, so time off of the field is 4 weeks depending on the severity. he was lucky, no tears, and the meniscus was fully intact!

    prayers to both GA and Hanohano who got injured. GO WARRIORS

  14. Maverick October 1, 2009 7:16 am

    I’m very surprised Funaki has not seen any gametime from UNLV – LaTech.
    No wildcat plays, nada. Zippo.

    Fa’a Samoa. Keeping the prayersand wishful thoughts in full force

  15. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    I brought this over from Garret’s last post this morning.


    most telling was Dave Aranda’s birthday quote.

    I’m not going anywhere and I’m not going to cheer for another team or boo another our team.

    I got issues with things I can help fix. I can help fix our bike issue. blame me. WHERE’S OUR BIKE THIS YEAR? I can help fix our coaching mindsets 2. ASST. COACHES, BACK UP DA COACH IN PRACTICE THIS WEEK. OFFENSE, HI 5 AFTER THE TD.
    when i see Kamu playing dat good for UNLV, i thinkin to myself, motivatin comes from within AND from the coaches.

    the schemes, thats all on coaches. looking forwared to you feeling better on 10/10. it starts now.


    like Hank said, tough to beat da Warriors in front of da ohana.


  16. Buffoman October 1, 2009 7:17 am

    When you see things like what continues to happen with unnecesary penalties, blown opportunities, etc., done either by poor execution or coaching missteps, as unfortunate as it sounds, it all points back to leadership.

    When GM tanked, when Custer chose to go into that last battle, when HP moved in the direction it did with Carly, those did what they did because a leader made a decision. In these examples these were bad decisions and the respective bodies around them paid the price.

    A head coach is no different. He is there because he is the leader. You draw your own conclusions with what is occurring and his ability to this point to make good decisions and lead. There’s still time for both he and the team, but he has to lead.

    The head of Apple once made a mistake and attempted to go head to head with computer leader (remember the Cube?) and almost sank the company. He realized that that was not a good strategy and create “I” gadgets that tied to a signature computer, not the market leader in sales, but a preferred brand amongst some. Look at Apple now.

    We have a signature concept in the offense. We have to connect the other concepts to make that even better. Time to lead.

  17. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:22 am

    Tom Mui,

    thanks for keeping we eyes on the prize. we got it done. we thanks you.

  18. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:25 am

    I’m gonna do exactly that today in my world, Buffoman.

    hi ho hi ho.

  19. Don Weir October 1, 2009 7:26 am

    I am still waiting for the delivery contact to be made in LV. I plan to ship the bike directly back to HNL via Hawaiian.
    E-bay was a cost savings but Amazon would have had it to us in LV on time. By the time we see the bike on the field the cost differential will have evened out.
    I will keep you all informed.

  20. labrat October 1, 2009 7:28 am

    UH 24 – Fresno 17

  21. whitey October 1, 2009 7:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Maybe I am way out of touch with today’s football practices, but giving the team off till monday seems that you are rewarding them for a great game. I thought we had all kinds of trouble with the basic fundamentals and executing it big time, so I thought that when they arrived home, they would really work on that for 2-3 days. It is very tough for the players who have love ones in Samoa and I can truly sympathize with that and they need some time to talk to their family and relatives. Weightlifting is important, but it does not keep you conditioned for games. Coach Mc should designate one of the asst coaches to be the conditioning coach throughout the year. Our warriors are strong, but are not in condition to play 4 qtrs. that’s my observation.

  22. wena October 1, 2009 7:38 am

    Good morning!!! I saw a lot of pictures on FB of many Tsaikos at this last game. Wow..that is really committed to actually save your money to buy the airfare, hotel and game ticket. And you not only do this for one away game, but MANY games. That is really something!!

  23. labrat October 1, 2009 7:38 am

    Sad about GA injury but excited about Moniz getting his chance to start. I expect to see the ball fly out of the pocket quicker.

  24. Pomai October 1, 2009 7:39 am

    They will not quit on us an I will not quit on them.
    UH vs Fresno
    24    –    17    labrat
    27    –    13    Pomai

  25. Pomai October 1, 2009 7:42 am

    Bulla good to see you at Nancys wish I had more time to sit an talk, but had to rush home to babysit da grandkid

  26. lava October 1, 2009 7:44 am

    Game plan — stop the run the only way we can — 5 big mutta linemen across the front.

  27. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:44 am

    I ain’t quitting on dem eeda.

  28. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:45 am

    calling Quentin Beaver

    calling Ikaika Mahoe

    get in da game, Warriors!

    run ova dat small coach. show em muscle.

  29. Slugger October 1, 2009 7:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Get well soon, Greg!

    Why not Moniz for QB right now? Get Inoke more reps, and Rausch, in practice.

  30. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:49 am

    i guess dats what is boddrn me. dare runnin back wen bounce off one, two, three, four Warriors. maybe dats what coach meant when he said was da worst tackling coaching of his life, sumtin lie dat anywayz.

    dare RB on da left side wen run away from one, two Warriors before da bradda Warrior wen sack em good in da midriffs. dat was the best cleanest katooshist last night.

    but i got it all off my chest, so now i can look foward to the rest of the day and tomorrow and oct 10.

    good day Tsaikos.

    esme wooshh

  31. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:49 am

    all good Pomai,

    i was trying to avoid a heart attack while watching the debacle on ESPN. as someone said, the game was so interesting, they interviewed Karl Malone for over 5 minutes DURING the game….sheesh. and Lou Holtz? he needs some cracks…

    good news for the day….Koa Mahu’s store opens in 90 minutes…VICTORIA SECRETS at Ala Moana…haha

  32. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:50 am

    btw, had samoa good hits by our guys too.

    Blaze had a good one. you can betcha dat i’m gonna be screamin wit dem on oct 10.

  33. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:54 am

    okay, not gonna sugarcoat da likkins we got.

    we got likkins. period.

    thanks for te update

    Don Weir,
    is ebay shipping parts from Taiwan? coming across the border?
    giving jobs to the disabled?

    please give me the exact description of the kind of bike you’d like, pretty please. where can i get one for myself, other than ebay. thanks.

  34. Mr C October 1, 2009 7:55 am

    good morning tsaiko’s
    mahalo to the nancy’s crew.
    especially to asports, ajoe, uhfan, and kekoa for entertaining the keiki’s.
    sorry if they occupied your game time visuals.
    c u guys at the next tgate.
    behave, be safe, back to work.

  35. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:56 am


  36. Mr C October 1, 2009 7:58 am

    what’s next is a mandatory win for uh against fresno.
    standby for a predciction from my sources.

  37. Slugger October 1, 2009 7:58 am

    Happy belated birthday, Dave Aranda!!!

  38. labrat October 1, 2009 7:59 am

    Beaver and Mahoe good combo bhf2.

  39. Bulla October 1, 2009 8:05 am

    we need to fill da pukas on the DL, ouch.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 8:06 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    “OK…so we lost a friggin ball game! Not the end of the world, and certainly not as bad as losing your house, car and family members to an earthquake/tidal wave!”

    My feelings exactly. Nuff said.

  41. hotwheels October 1, 2009 8:06 am

    i had a horrible dream last night that UH got beat up by latech…..but it was only wednesday night so it couldn’t have happened right…????….dammitt!!!!!

  42. Bulla October 1, 2009 8:14 am

    DPK, ditto that bro…life is not defined by a football field and young men playing a sport they love…….that is a privilege and a luxury, not a necessity in life.

    pray for those that are dealing with far greater issues right now and be thankful for the blessings we do have….AMEN.

  43. hotwheels October 1, 2009 8:17 am

    the halftime interview was painful and hilarious to watch at the same time. i mean he asked the reporter if he was talking about the “3 point” play…then says that he’s positive the offense will score even more TD’s in the second half (the team had not scored one). this is the face of hawaii football??? can we just let someone else do the interviews for now on?

  44. d1島 October 1, 2009 8:23 am


    56 – 14 d1shima

  45. Willie October 1, 2009 8:27 am

    Two positives from my perspective. One was Blaze in the middle, he was solid, imagine if he wasn’t, then LTech would have rushed over the 400 yard mark. Second was Royce Pollard at wide out, he runs great routes, makes good reads, got good hands, not to mention being 6 feet tall.

    This has been bothering me from the Central Arkansas game, it VERY APPARENT that LWJ can’t, doesn’t & won’t block. If my wife was in the backfield same result, only difference is she is female. Now you know why at Nebraska they wanted to move him to safety despite all his accolades as a highly recruite running back out of high school.

  46. hotwheels October 1, 2009 8:29 am

    willie #45 agree with you on both points, but the other back didn’t run with much authority either.

  47. Diogenes Sinope October 1, 2009 8:30 am

    Tom: a sop to the statistically-minded – top ten for the books

    Final State Rankings
    1. Hawaii
    2. North Carolina
    3. Kentucky
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Alabama
    6. Nebraska
    7. West Virginia
    8. South Carolina
    9. Virginia
    10. Massachusetts

  48. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 8:32 am

    At least we won the books… the 50,000 books, that is…


    Mahalo everyone!!!!! Whoootah!!!!!

  49. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 8:32 am

    Great job Tsaikos for getting the job done regarding books for keikis.

  50. hotwheels October 1, 2009 8:34 am

    fresno prediction: UH 21- FS-17…Fresno gets hit with swine flu before the game… we win!

  51. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 8:38 am

    Any word on Fonoti’s family who were in Samoa when the earthquake hit?

    Hope they are all safe and sound.

  52. chopsueyboy October 1, 2009 8:38 am

    UH – 24 Fresno State – 21
    bulldogs get overconfident after watching La Tech game tapes.
    spends too much time on the beach

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 8:40 am

    Prayers for our friends and families in Samoa and all the other parts of the Pacific which have been ravaged by natural disasters.

    Prayers for our great quarterback Greg Alexander. My his injuries be minimal and may they heal quickly.

    BTW La Tech has a very good team this year…

  54. hotwheels October 1, 2009 8:50 am

    DPK #53,

    I didn’t think LaTech looked all that good. I thought they were very one dimensional. They were horrible throwing the ball and their tackling was a bit suspect on defense and the kicking game. The defense made them look alot better with missed tackles that should have gone for losses.

    But I do know that even when JJ was the head coach, the games at ruston were always a struggle. So maybe it was the long trip or something else. But, I’m hoping they play alot better at home.

    Seeing the defense get blown off the ball is scary considering who our next opponents are. But maybe our offense from the the first 3 weeks will reappear and we outscore these guys.

  55. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 8:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Whew. Tough Loss. There is enough blame to go around on this one so I won’t belabor the point.The thing that bothers me about last nights game the most was that the players and coaches just didn’t seem to have any heart or energy in the game.

    Our DL just got pushed around like paper dolls, there was very little penetration by the defense, when the D did get penetration they couldn’t tackle, tackling was attrocious, the LBs didn’t appear to ever be in the right position – including Blaze, ahhhh, the list is too long. The D needs to step it up and I don’t know how that can be emphasized any more. If they play BSU and FSU, even Idaho and Navy, the way they did last night, the run defense will definitely be ranked 119 because we will be giving up 300 – 400 ypg rushing.

    The Offense sputtered and didn’t look like they were in the game either. Misreads, overpasses, underpasses, dropped balls, turnovers, no protection from the O-Line. The list is long. Hopefully, and I do see his potential, Moniz will step it up and take charge and turn this season into a positive.

    The season is still young. One or two losses does not make the season but we need to get our act together or else we might as well look to next year already.

    Nevertheless, as a true fan, I still support our WARRIORS!!! Heck, I went to Damien where we never gave up…even though we didn’t have many victories on the football field.

  56. Don Weir October 1, 2009 8:56 am

    Send me an email and I will copy you on the order and the follow up with the company (out of Florida).
    I was on the phone with the sales agent this morning and sent an e-mail with documents confirming the order and the local Tsaiko address for shipment in LV. I am waiting on the call back as they contact the shipper for an update.
    If I do not hear from the company (ventureequipment, all one word), since I used PayPal, I will submit a conflict form with them for resolution.
    Na Koa took this on and we stand good for the amount to be placed back into the account until we have the bike. Na Koa’s other alternative is for us to order a bike off of Amazon and have it sent directly here so the team can use the equipment post-haste.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 9:03 am


    I can see why some picked LaTech to finish second in the WAC. They have a big, strong athletic team, and will win a lot more games. We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the season goes to know for sure I guess.

    I have to think that it would have been a very different game if the events in Samoa hadn’t occurred. I don’t care how good a team is, when tragedy strikes so close to so many team members, it’s going to have an impact on those members and yhave a ripple effect on their team mates. It’s easy to say that they should have played up and won anyway, but how can any of us say how we would have done if we were in their shoes?

  58. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 9:03 am

    Two more things and then I will let it go….

    One thing I noticed, and this goes back to last year, is that there is no leadership on this team. No player has taken it upon himself to step up and take a leadership role. Samson and Hercules had that role a few years ago and they took it upon themselves to instill pride, discipline, work ethics, good play, etc. in all the rookies and underclassmen. They led the team. No one is doing that and that bugs me.

    Second, I have to agree with whitey. Why are the coaches putting off football until Monday. The players should be working on their fundamentals, again, continue conditioning, watching film, gameplanning, etc. The coaches need to game plan as well and I am sure they will do that but geez…the players need to remember this loss, remember the embarassment, and get out there and make the corrections they need to make. C’mon, giving them 3 days off is not an answer.

    I understand that there are other things on some of these players minds, like family and the tragedy in Samoa. But, as with anything in life, what’s done is done. Nothing will change that already. I’m sure the loved ones we’ve lost or who are suffering at this moment would not want the world to stop just because of what happened in the South Pacific. Grieve, yes, but also celebrate life and live it to the fullest for their sake.

    The errors made last night are correctable but the corrections need to be made soon and it is up to both coaches, and players, to start to take responsibility for this season and their actions….and get us moving in the right direction.

    okay, enough already….


  59. westsidesview October 1, 2009 9:07 am

    Fresno State 56
    Warriorless in Hawaii 0

    Something tells me this board would have favored Col Custer over Sitting Bull by 10 TDs and shouted to him not to take prisoners.
    The Dawgs have a legitimate running game and have run all over WISC, Boise State and CINN–all of whom are nationally ranked and undefeated teams.
    We are not playing the gummy bears from Conway, a homeless, pathetic PAC 10 cellar-dweller, a bipolar rebel or a LaT team that chokes against BCS schools.
    Nope, Pat Hill’s team will run on 3rd and twenty and still make the first down.
    They have travelled to Madison and Ohio to strut a venerable running game that MAC has no answer but a plea for mercy. Wear white to Aloha.
    This game aint about our players, its all about the coaching ingredients not contained in Koolaid drinks.

  60. warriortranny2 October 1, 2009 9:08 am

    Greg Alexander is as good as Colt
    Salas, Pilares, and Bradley are the best ever at UH like Bess, Mullins, Rivers
    I don’t always think straight

  61. huh October 1, 2009 9:19 am

    sounds like a spamer with a foot for a brain.

  62. Attitude Adjuster October 1, 2009 9:21 am

    pitty the genetically retarded who troll

  63. Dirty Commish October 1, 2009 9:22 am

    Prayers to Rocky and his family and condolences. In light of that, I don’t even care what the score was.

  64. Kokua October 1, 2009 9:25 am

    invite wt2 to our next CC

  65. Kazz (FIVE more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 9:46 am

    If we tackle at FIRST contact and if we finish our redzone opportunities we can take care of Fresno State.

    The emotions are going to be running real high. We cannot afford to regress back to the dumb penalties of last season because so far, we’ve held our composure pretty well with regards to the personal fouls and even the holding calls on the offensive line.

    No doubt that Bryant Moniz will be the QB next Saturday barring a miracle for Greg Alexander. Again, Moniz’s body language towards the end of last night’s game is an indicator that he may do pretty well with proper pass protection.

  66. A-House October 1, 2009 10:00 am

    My observations of the game:

    Must agree with JJ that it appears that there is very little or no “student” leadership amongst the players and they seemed to be playing with little emotion, discipline. I would like to see an “underclassman” set forward and be the leader if the seniors will not!!!! Age has nothing to do with leadership!!!

    Is it me or what happened to all, if any, defensive changes in the 2nd half? Same as in the UNLV game – appeared to be little or none. Is it the coaching or players or both?

    It has been a LONG time that UH has been able to stop the running game. 20 years ago they did well with fewer talented athletes.

    Must give credit to LaTech coaches and players for a good game.

    Very few men have had the ability to lead others and it is a gift enjoyed by them for they have been able to derive a maximum measure of effectiveness from themselves, their associates, and all other resources placed at their disposal.

    6 qualities: in-depth knowledge; big-picture vision; greatest optimist; extrodinary persistence; does his/her own conceptual homework; and works harder and longer than anyone else.

    although very disappointed, will continue to support the coaching staff and players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Makule October 1, 2009 10:00 am

    During the 92 season, UH left for an away game at Air Force. On the same day, while in the air, Hurricane Iniki made a turn towards Oahu and Kauai and slammed into the two islands causing millions in damages. The Team arrived at Air Force not knowing if their families and friends were dead or alive. UH went on to beat the AFA 6-3 that day. The previous week, they beat Oregon at Eugene 24-21.

  68. Manoa Mist October 1, 2009 10:02 am

    Hey, maybe we just aren’t a very good football team this year. Play the young guys, wait till next year.
    Can’t understand why we don’t run more. Five running plays, two of those on goal line when they were waiting for us to run? Talk about one dimensional.
    But if you can’t stop the run, you are doomed no matter the rest of your game.

  69. Makule October 1, 2009 10:02 am

    No practice till Monday? What’s up with that? Stupid NCAA rule?

  70. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 10:06 am


    Did they play the day they arrived? Or the day after?

    In ’92, I was in Japan. I was able to call and confirm the safety of my parents and relatives on Oahu within a few hours of the hurricane. They, in turn, were able to confirm the safety of all known relatives that were on Kauai at that time, for me.

  71. tommui October 1, 2009 10:07 am

    MADEINHAWAII; GARRET:OLDIE and every Tsaiko – if you guys didn’t keep reminding us to vote, or those that voted and voted often, we would not have gotten those books for our keikis!


    And Thanks!

  72. lava October 1, 2009 10:08 am

    Time to offer a scholie to Iolani DT Sealii Epanesa. We have a huge need for gap pluggers.

  73. Frank25 October 1, 2009 10:08 am

    Aloha Tsaikos!

    too bad about yesterdays game, I think im having a bad start to the football season with my teams? i will leave it at that. but it was nice spending some time with Tsaikos. and green bottles?lol Well Coach Mack I hope you know, what you and your team needs to do to kick it up a notch…it doesnt get any easier from here on? you have all my support as a fan, so re-group take a look at whats going on and come out hard charging and make us proud! GO WARRIORS!!!! GOD SPEED!!!!

  74. whitey October 1, 2009 10:09 am

    this is not a pleasant trip home for the team, but if we had some player(s) leadership (they don’t have to be captains) who realizes that this team needs direction, they should stand up and challenge the team. Might not go over big at first, but it will sink in and the team will realize, this is a team effort and working as one they can overcome anything. WHO WILL STEP UP??????????????????

  75. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 10:09 am

    Very little change in defense from the first half to the next kind of confirms that we lack the necessary depth in a number of key positions, I think. We have bodies that can fill the positions, but not necessarily the level of talent you’d want in that position. But really, it seemed to me that our guys were in position to make the plays but were simply missing too many tackles. They were there but they too often over ran their objective, were indecisive, or didn’t wrap up the ball carrier.

  76. whitey October 1, 2009 10:15 am

    Another major problem should be addressed and that is the traveling squad. No matter what, those who cannot play should not travel with the team, but should be getting their injuries and rehab taken care of at uh. Taking injured players or redshirts does nothing to help the team and what it causes is dissention with those who are left at home and who are healthy, put in good effort at practice. This is not a pro team!!!!

  77. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 10:16 am

    Our offense needs to get on the playing field more often to get into rhythm and stay in rhythm. If the defense cannot get the ball back on turnovers or downs, we will be in for a long, and disappointing season.

    Whoo boy…

    I love my Warrior Football.. but games like these really tear at my heart. I don’t mind losing the close ones if they are hard fought and the Warriors are in the mix … but to see our Warriors get bullied around like that… it’s just not a pleasant sight.

    I don’t know if things can be fixed on Defense this season. But, we knew coming into the season that the Defense would be questionable. Let’s hope it was just a bad day at the office for our players.

  78. whitey October 1, 2009 10:18 am

    and if the team had some player leadership, they would tell coach mc that they are practicing even tho they were given days off. they can work their butts off till they puke for the next 3-4 days, then taper and get ready for fresno.

  79. whitey October 1, 2009 10:23 am

    like mih, i may criticize the team, but if you were to talk to me, you will hear me say that this is a very good team with tremendous potential. a loss like this is gut wrenching because i believe that the team is way better than what is visible on field. my comments are strictly as a fan and what i see and read and have never played organized fb.

  80. Old Diver October 1, 2009 10:23 am

    Our offense gets as many possessions as the other team. What they do with those possessions is key.

  81. Keoni October 1, 2009 10:24 am

    This game shows what the team is made of. No Leadership!, No execution, No Heart. La Tech players ripped the Warriors heart out !! It’s unbelievable know our boys cannot tackle, cannot get OFF blocks, it was like watching a JV team..and LA Tech was so predictable, run in the middle, run to the left, run to the right, run, run , run, soooooo predictable, we didn’t make the proper adjustments in our defense..as for the the offense, they was too very predictable, pass, pass, pass, no run, pass, pass, no draw, no delay runs, no pitch, no screen, no shovel pass, just pass and our WR’s are dropping passes…its awful, back in 2006 we had a player named Nate Ilaoa and made a living of draws, screens, pitch, shovel passes, we can’t we do it with our running backs…the O-line cannot pass protect the entire game….I hope Hawaii bounces back from this game, do not use the road trip as the excuse..stop talking about how you should have done this and that and start executing…Hawaii media should drill the coaches and team for this performance. I hope your Honest to your team..

    An HONEST Warrior Fan.

  82. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 10:26 am

    Yep, lots to work on from leadership on down. I agree with others who question the long break at this point. Based on the tackling skills showed yesterday, maybe they should bring back the “Big Bag”.

    Makule, That was then, this is now. How tough was Air Force that year?

  83. whitey October 1, 2009 10:27 am

    if P Boy decides to go back to school after his time with the corp, uh should hire him as a GA and put him in charge of conditioning. “over hills, over dales, they are puking on the trails, as the warriors keep rolling along”!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Old Diver October 1, 2009 10:28 am

    We really don’t need to stop the running game, we just need to slow it down and get a stop every other possession. Our scoring is really the answer to slowing down anyones running game.

  85. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 10:28 am


    24-21 LizKauai

    I’m glad the guys have some time off.
    Need to REST and HEAL – mentally, physically, spiritually- and start fresh and refreshed.

    And the COACHES need the same! After what I learned in the Wahine Clinic- they work overtime as it is…
    With added pressures, they need to take many cleansing breaths.


  86. Pride. October 1, 2009 10:34 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:26 am
    Yep, lots to work on from leadership on down. I agree with others who question the long break at this point. Based on the tackling skills showed yesterday, maybe they should bring back the “Big Bag”.

    Makule, That was then, this is now. How tough was Air Force that year?

    Sorry DPK, but our tackling woes started with the introduction of the “Big Bag”. In my opinion, the “Big Bag” is a hinderance rather than an asset. It doesn’t teach you to wrap up, to bring your legs and feet under you, and to drive and “grab cloth”.

  87. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 10:36 am

    Are we speaking unto others the way we would like to be spoken to?

    Will it help us improve when we are yelled at and criticized when we are sick, injured, and downhearted?

    It doesn’t help me.

    I like what Coach Jones does – he refers to his players as “kids”. In my “older age”, it’s easier for me to see our “big men” as kids… especially when they have owies…

    just sayin.

  88. Marshmallow Head October 1, 2009 10:40 am

    Louisiana Tech might very well be a good football team because their only losses were to an undefeated Auburn and to Navy which only lost to Ohio State by 3 whose only loss was to USC whose only loss was to Washington which played undefeated LSU very close in an 8 point loss.

    McMackin may also be a good coach but acts and sounds like he is lost and senile just to annoy and push the buttons of the h8ters. He also shows he has a great sense of humor and even made the ESPN gang laugh during halftime with his TD joke knowing full well they had not made one yet. You think Nick Satan or Urban Meyer Weiner would be able crack one like that when they are down at the half?

    Greg Alexander is as good as Colt

    I dunno man. He might be better because he is taller, heavier, and has more letters in his last name.

    The Dawgs have a legitimate running game and have run all over WISC, Boise State and CINN–all of whom are nationally ranked and undefeated teams.

    How do we know Wiscy, the Donks, and Cinci are not just overrated? Wisconsin barely beat Northern Illinois which lost to Idaho and barely beat Michicken State which lost to a Directional Michigan (Central) and the Fairy Dancing Domeheads.

    Cincinnati’s other victories are against Rutgers whose wins have come against Howard (who the heck is that?) FIU (whoop dee doo), and Maryland whose only win was a 3 point OT squeeker against Dolly Madison’s husband; Southeast Missouri State, and a sucky Oregon State that barely beat UNLV and lost to Arizona who themselves had a tough time beating Directional Michigan (Central) and Northern Arizona.

    Benson State U. only token signature win out of their victories was against an overrated Oregon who themselves beat an overrated Utah, an overrated California, and barely got by Purdue which lost to the same Northern Illinois team that Wisconsin barely beat.

    The Fresnecks always have a tendency to choke in WAC play. Hawaii was in far worse shape at Fresno last year but managed to stop Ryan Matthews and beat the puppies on their home turd. UH may not necessarily be a bad team in the above scheme of things or at least through my rainbow colored glasses. We beat a upper echelon FCS team and we beat Washington State by the same margin as USC (the Spoilt Children had the advantage too of playing at home) which means we may be as good as USC; the same USC that beat Ohio State which barely squeeked by the same Navy that Louisiana Tech lost to.

  89. Bulla October 1, 2009 10:40 am

    hmmmm, off til Monday, don’t know about that one…at least some walk throughs to get the kinks out. maybe a day or two off, but not til monday. that leaves them 5 days to prep for the next game, normally the last day is walk throughs, the day before that is ‘shells only’….so that gives us 3 days of full pads?

    just me thinking out loud, coaches know best……

  90. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 10:51 am


    I am looking at a Schwinn Airdyne, biofit dual workout yada yada.
    its right here in front of my face.

    Is that what you want? this hotshot lawyer down the street has it in his office.
    he’s from Cincinnati so no loss. i am willing to kill for the warriors.

    Lets make it happen today!

    Go Warriors.

  91. big hilo fan 2 October 1, 2009 10:54 am

    my friend had the bike shipped to him from Oregon 4 months ago.

    Schwinn dealer in Oregon sent it. half an hour assembly, great workout, takes up the corner in his office. tells me that most pro teams and college teams have this kind of bike on the sidelines to keep their players loose.

    c’mon coach, you can do it!

  92. Pride. October 1, 2009 10:55 am

    Cannot stop the run during games, if we cannot stop the run during practice.

  93. Pride. October 1, 2009 10:56 am

    Cannot stop the run during practice, if we don’t have anyone to run the ball against us during practice.

  94. Pride. October 1, 2009 10:57 am

    We can’t run the ball during practice if that just isn’t something that we do.

  95. Pride. October 1, 2009 10:59 am

    If running the ball isn’t something that we do, then it isn’t something that we will teach.

  96. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:00 am

    If running the ball isn’t something that we teach then we probably won’t run the ball during practice.

  97. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:01 am

    If we can’t run the ball during practice, then we probably won’t be confident running the ball during games.

  98. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:02 am

    If we’re not confident running the ball during games then we might have trouble gaining yards when we call running plays during a game.

  99. warriortranny2 October 1, 2009 11:04 am

    Marshmallow Head, did the DOE furlough your teachers early?

  100. Jack Flash October 1, 2009 11:08 am

    Pride- nice thought chain there. What we need is a commitment to something- anything! I remember being frustrated as hell when JJ would call 3 consecutive pass plays on 1st and goal, we’d settle for a friggen field goal, but at least he showed his commitment to the pass. I dunno, maybe just call the QB sneak ala Colt Brennan in those situations?

  101. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:10 am

    Sorry, lost my train of thought.

  102. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:12 am


    choo choo, i hear the train a coming….

  103. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:12 am

    no worries,

    it’s just like those train letters you get in your email, so frustrating…

  104. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:13 am

    and why was coach mack swinging the train before the game….wassup wit dat?

  105. ProudArmyWife808 October 1, 2009 11:14 am

    I don’t claim to know much about football, but something was definitely missing yesterday. LaTech kept running the ball, running the ball… and UH just didn’t seem to make the adjustments needed to slow or stop them. I thought Moniz looked pretty good after a few plays. Wishing Greg a speedy recovery!

  106. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:15 am


    lost my chain of thought

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 11:22 am

    Didn’t we used to have an option series for goal line offense? We used to have a big back set too, IIRC…

  108. d1島 October 1, 2009 11:23 am

    For those new here….

    That’s the sound of the men
    Working on the “train”

  109. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:23 am

    Eh Bulla, no tease me. Somebody walked in with a plate lunch. It was difficult to focus and concentrate.

  110. whitey October 1, 2009 11:27 am

    i don’t know why we can’t do basic tackling, but sometimes it appears that the warriors are strong at the top and legs, but lose their balance when trying to tackle low. it is time to get out of the nfl mentality of tackling and get down to basic pop warner and high school tackling. or maybe they need to run steep hills, so their eyeballs are close to the ground (and they won’t puke on themselves).

  111. whitey October 1, 2009 11:28 am

    dpk, isn’t that why we recruited j huen???????

  112. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:28 am


    that was the same problem they had yesterday on the sidelines…..did anyone see someone running by the staff with plate lunches? By George, you have solved the puzzle Jethro……yes, chicken katsu plates with extra MAC salad were being shuffled behind them during the game….

    thanks again Pride, with your insight, i don’t even have to look up from my watercress soup anymore…….

    who needs 5-0 when we have Pride-Oh?

  113. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:29 am

    Big games in high school this week D1. Kalepohaku against Kapalama, and Kalihi versus La’ie/Hau’ula. Who will be victorious?

  114. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:29 am


    hmmm, let’s see, he graduated HS and came over as a LB-FB-LB-DE to still not smelling….what’s up with that?

  115. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:30 am


    I think there’s an air riflery match we should consider also….being politically correct as always on this blog 🙂

  116. whitey October 1, 2009 11:31 am

    do we need nickel and dime backs or plays??? it seems that that defense is returning pesos instead of dollars. why not just have a simple defense which they can play to perfection each practice and game. same for offense.

  117. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:31 am

    looking back i’d like to offer a correction

    kalaepohaku vs. kalapama

  118. Bulla October 1, 2009 11:33 am

    as you can observe, the natives are safe, the tourists are at the ADA convention, and i’m still recovering from yesterday’s debacle……oh well, could be worse……and that must have been one looooooooooooooong plane ride home:(

  119. hapahaoleboy October 1, 2009 11:33 am

    If I was calling plays on the goal line offense from the 1 or 2 yard line…i send in Jake Heun to run it in, full speed ahead and just tell the o-line to get out of the way. I guarantee they don’t stop him short!

  120. whitey October 1, 2009 11:33 am

    got to correct that, should be pennies and not pesos cause a pesos in the p i is worth 2 1/4 penny.

  121. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 1, 2009 11:35 am

    Marshmallow Head,

    Interesting line of logic…….however I don’t think the spread on Hawaii vs. USC would be anywhere near 21 let alone zero. haha.

    I understand what you are saying but USC, OSU, Boise St. are pretty damn good teams and the connecting the dot logic at this point in time would not change my mind.

    Odds makers are rarely off by that much…hence they get paid so much to do the voodoo. Does the occasionally anomaly happen and a Washington beats a USC? sure does, all the time. But rarely are predictions that off, and off often. Follow the money! hehe.

    Cal though pretty darn overrated imo. haha.

  122. A-House October 1, 2009 11:38 am

    Pride and others:

    speaking of tackling – can we create a “tackling dummy” that will allow the players to “grab and wrap” instead of hitting a non-kenitic dummy?

    also, I know there is a “wide-shoe” store at one on the Ward locations – just can’t seem to recall the store’s name and location – HELP!!!!

  123. boringblog October 1, 2009 11:38 am


  124. koakane™ October 1, 2009 11:41 am

    good day tsaiko’s and warrior faithful

    I am at a lost as what to make of yesterday fiasco. I am very frustrated like so may of you. Losing yesterday was very hard to take. My wish is to see the warriors be more competitive which in mho didn’t happened. It doesn’t matter if we win or lose just compete and play hard. What keep haunting me yesterday was the words “this is not PE”. Whatever needs to be fixed get it done and lets move forward. Nuff said.

  125. Garret October 1, 2009 11:41 am

    I feel badly for these two players for Utah. I cannot imagine how they and the many Warriors who have been affected by the tsunami have been feeling.

    Two University of Utah football players lost a total of 11 relatives in the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Samoa and American Samoa on Tuesday.

    Sophomore defensive tackle Sealver Siliga from Copper Hills High School in West Jordan lost eight family members in the disaster, according to Utah school officials.

    Neli A’asa , a junior offensive lineman from Big Rapids, Mich., who was born in Pago Pago, lost three relatives in the 8.0 earthquake that triggered a 15- to 20-foot wave that battered the islands.

  126. whitey October 1, 2009 11:41 am

    thinking about why they no like tackle low could be that the field is artificial, so no more dirt to make your uniform look like you been thru war, so standing up makes you more visible when you pound your chest. then many coaches forget that great players like w peyton and j rice wrote books about how to run and train and many of today’s players and coaches have read those books are not suceptible to high tackling.

  127. Garret October 1, 2009 11:44 am

    SJSU and Army just signed a 4-year agreement for a home-and-home series. With Army scheduling games all the way until 2021, I hope that UH gets future games set with them soon.

    The Spartans will host the Cadets for the 2018 and 2020 games and San Jose State will travel to Army for the 2019 and 2021 contests. All four games will be non-conference contests.

    San Jose State and Navy have a four-year, home-and-home series commencing in 2011 and running through 2014.

    The institution’s two head coaches also have a long-standing association and friendship. Dick Tomey is San Jose State’s football head coach. Rich Ellerson is in his first season at Army. Ellerson was a Tomey assistant four times. They first worked together at the University of Hawaii in 1977 and again in the 1981 through 1983 seasons. Ellerson reunited with Tomey at the University of Arizona from 1992 through 1995 and in the 1997 through 2000 seasons.

  128. whitey October 1, 2009 11:47 am

    on the brighter side, maid came to clean room, so went downstairs to give another shot at the machine. looked at the time, was 1:39, my room number is 139, and voila hit the 4 of a kind jackpot!!!!! now in room thinking that I am an extraterrestrial with esp. hooo boy!!!

  129. whitey October 1, 2009 11:49 am

    Garret, i think we start playing army on a home series starting next yr. could be wrong.

  130. d1島 October 1, 2009 11:53 am


    New Balance

  131. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 11:56 am

    No predictions for the HS games, Pride?

  132. Bruddah Cuz October 1, 2009 12:00 pm

    Boyz played good. Some wit heavy heart. Still choke aloha for da team. Dey make me proud fo wear da green, da black, da white, da H.

  133. whitey October 1, 2009 12:01 pm

    A House, new balance is a shoe store, not a scale store. hahahahaaa

  134. Bulla October 1, 2009 12:03 pm

    A house
    I nominate DPK !

  135. Jn October 1, 2009 12:06 pm

    You live by the pass,you die by the pass. Hawaii’s philosophy is all wrong. Too much pressure for one man( the quarterback) to win the game. It is a team effort and if you don’t have a balanced attack you can’t win. No running game equals a tired defense that can’t stop the run. How do you keep a team guessing if they know your going to drop back and pass every time.1,2,3 and out, then the other team run’s it down our throat and keep’s our defense out on the field too long. We are not winning the time of possession battle. Mac wake up, install a running game or get a decent running back fast or we are in for a long season. You might win a few games with your current philosophy but you will never be able to compete on a national level like this. If the coaches can’t change, sad to say, then Hawaii football is doomed. Mac watch some NFL and you will see that the best teams have a balanced attack and shore up there defense.

    From a disappointed fan!

  136. Garret October 1, 2009 12:17 pm


    Yes, UH has a series against Army scheduled…but that series ends in 2019 (games in 2010, 2013, 2018, and 2019) and Army is now scheduling games through 2021. I’d like for UH to play all the service academies as often as possible, and would hope that spots on Army’s schedule could be reserved past 2019.

    With the BCS conference schools wanting to buy home games (due to TV dollars and big stadium revenue) instead of playing road games, and with how the academy teams will bring fans and not worry about travel expenses as much as other teams, service academies are a great option for UH home games that will draw crowds.

  137. whitey October 1, 2009 12:18 pm

    this week around the WAC, Utah State, huge underdog to BYU, Nevada (0-3) favored over UNLV (2-2), Idaho (3-1) slight underdog to CoSt (3-1), NMSt (2-2) huge underdog to San Diego St (1-3), Boise no mo line. Are the line setters correct????? We shall find out.

  138. A-House October 1, 2009 12:19 pm

    Thanks, d1 and Bulla for your input. Will go over this pm and buy new wlrk out shoes – mine falling apart – the wide shoe store in Vegas went out of business.

    whitey: wow, sum lucky guy – was the time 0139 hours of 1339 hours? and here I was ready to put a white line down the center of my office and try my “new balance” –

    you guys crack me up!!!

  139. Buffoman October 1, 2009 12:19 pm

    Back after the first game I commented that we were p_ss poor tacklers. Not much in regard to comments on that. Now it seems that more are seeing the same thing. I’m no football genius, not smart at all, but this is “tackle football” not “bump and hope you fall down football” and as such I would think that as this is a fundamental of the game it would be something we would want to excel in.

    before the season started the coach stated that he felt that the team was getting faster, that he was finally getting the speed team on defense. Sorry, still don’t see it on the outside LBs. Either they are constantly taking bad angles or they’re just not as fast as coach saw. Couple that with an inability to tackle well and there is a problem out there, especially without the huge, mean, take no prisioner interior linemen we once had.

    I believe the next game will be telling. If it looks like or worse than what we just saw yesterday, you won’t need to fight traffic to get to the stadium.

    Me? I went to all of the games during the von Appen years so I still support the institution.

  140. Garret October 1, 2009 12:20 pm

    Funny that ST mentioned Inoke, since when I talked with RainbowCliff today (before ST made his blog post) Cliff brought up the idea of giving Inoke some time at QB. I don’t know whether or not that is with the ‘Noke offense or as a regular QB, but I remember Inoke had a good game last year against Fresno State.

    The downside of that is that Inoke is a senior, so if UH wants to give QBs some playing time now to prepare for the future then Moniz or Austin would be better options.

  141. royvic October 1, 2009 12:23 pm

    Players who respect their coaches and teammates are more likely to play with motivation, spark, pride, emotion, intensity, discipline and the other qualities needed to win.

    Integrating respect within your team or organization is a key to success.

    The womens volleyball coach, Dave Shoji, does it this way.

    For the last 200 plus years the US military has done it did this way.

    In Hawaii high school football, St. Louis HS, does it this way.

    Respect is important. And it’s infectious. And it spreads from the top to the bottom.

    And it has to start from the very top-the head coaches or generals.

    The tenets of good leadership breeds respect.

    Building respect within, is the mission statement of thousands of teams, organizations and armies and it duly reflects on them being successful, organized, focused and it also emits a feeling of togetherness and loyalty.

    And conversely a breach of respect of leadership at the top from the players compromises a team’s ability in reaching it’s full potential.

    In my mind this is the main problem facing the Warriors.

    And the absence of leadership on the field is the extension from lack of leadership at the top.

    Before Coach Mack thinks about shoring up the D-line or bringing in a sixth O-linemen in the red zone he needs to pause for some introspection and look at himself in the mirror on how he should be a better leader to the players.

    With being a better leader comes respect. And the residual effect of this reflects on the players playing with a better psych.

    This is needed more than ever.

  142. Committed Road Warrior October 1, 2009 12:26 pm

    whitey #137:

    We’ll see whether the line setters are correct.

    NMSU vs. SDSU sounds like a glorified pillow fight, IMO. The battle for the Fremont Cannon can go either way and I think Idaho has a chance against Colorado State. Utah State will likely lose to BYU but if they can stay competitive most of the game that’ll be good for them.

  143. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 12:28 pm

    # Bulla:
    October 1st, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    A house
    I nominate DPK !

    Pride already said that tackling the “Big Bag” won’t help.

  144. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 12:41 pm


    What makes you suggest that Coach McMackin isn’t inspiring or motivating his players?

  145. whitey October 1, 2009 12:48 pm

    CRW, know you caught that right away, but yes most of the WAC teams are getting slighted by the line setters. Will see after Sat. Before I forget, how’s your new job???? My friend’s son, Ryan H, quit the Tampa Bay newspaper as a reporter and is now enrolled at George Washington U graduate school for his masters. He said he has nice place in Arlington, close to the Metro, so easy to get around DC.

  146. whitey October 1, 2009 12:50 pm

    CRW, also forgot, but if your job no work out and you looking for something in the DC area, please let me know. Have classmate who runs similiar program that kekoa use to do and he looking for a few good people.

  147. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 12:54 pm

    DPK…#143…Yes, Pride said that the big bag was not effective in teaching tackling because, at least from what I saw, the big bag was used to simply have guys hit…not wrap up and bring down. Now, if we could just invent something along the lines of a sled but with a spring loaded action mechanism allowing the device to actually push back as if it were a solid running back to allow for tackling to be taught and drilled we could have something there. Maybe one of our engineers on this blog can figure out a design…

  148. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 1:00 pm


    What I don’t understand is how they were hitting well in first few games and forcing turn-overs, and then yesterday, three hits and the RB would still be running. I still believe we have a good team, but we don’t play with the same consistency from quarter to quarter, game to game.

  149. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 1:03 pm

    Is it time for the Warriors to take a serious look at their strength and conditioning program? Are we still doing too much old school and not looking into the newer, more scientificly proven approaches?

  150. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 1:05 pm

    DPK…that is true…but when you hit, you also need to wrap-up which is what they weren’t doing a lot of the time…even in the first game. Like I told KK, too many players today (and not only in Hawaii but across the country, from high school to college) are trying to make that big hit for what I like to call the ESPN Angle. They want to make a highlight reel somewhere. I, for one, would rather have a guy who can tackle somebody than a guy who can lay a RB, QB, WR out with a hit.

  151. CouchP October 1, 2009 1:06 pm

    Warrior coaches need to get defensive team back to FUNDAMENTALS:
    TACKLING – Eyes – see what you hit, Rip arms, explode hips and leg drive! Straight ahead tackling, Angle tackling, Cutback tackle, Gang tackle and Strip ball drills. Pursuit drills, squeeze gaps drills, fit-drills LBS and DL, Slants versus power formations (La. Tech ran over and over to their power formation).
    BLOCK PROTECTION and DISENGAGE – Defensive front seven need to utilize their HANDS properly-quicker to engage-separate-shed to the football.

    Let the wounded warriors rest on Thursday and Friday (traveling, tend to family matters-Samoa tragedy, bumps and bruises etc.).

    Coach McMackin should use this SATURDAY for all fundamentals – entire team, defense, offense, and special teams back to basics.

    Put the Louisiana Tech debacle on National TV to rest – fundamentals best way to move forward. Fresno State Bulldogs and their BULLDOG COACH will be looking forward to unleashing #21 – he had 3 TD runs of over 60 yards vs Boise State in a losing effort.

  152. Committed Road Warrior October 1, 2009 1:08 pm

    Hi whitey!

    Yep. The Metro does make it easy to get around D.C. Despite my proximity to D.C. proper (as the crow flies), my apartment is in a “Metro-hole,” so to speak, where the nearest Metro station is ~2.5 miles away. That means I have to hope on a short bus ride to get there.

    Not much to report from the job. I’ve been stuck in meetings all week and will be spending all next week at George Mason University for formal training. I was telling LizKauai in yesterday’s blog that they’re moving my work out of D.C. proper and into Arlington within the next couple weeks, and that is still a go.

    Once the honeymoon ends, we’ll see whether I still want to be there…..

  153. whitey October 1, 2009 1:08 pm

    mih, agree on the conditioning, but i think they are using the new school where you no get hurt (pain) and no need push till you puke. old school is pain, pain, pain, then puke, then pain, pain, and then nirvana.

  154. whitey October 1, 2009 1:09 pm

    now getting close to 1:39 hawaii time, so going test theory again. laters!!!

  155. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 1:11 pm


    Al…I sent you some mail, you should be getting it today or tomorrow.

  156. Don Weir October 1, 2009 1:13 pm

    Get me the order info on the Oregon link and I go online tomorrow AM and get this taken care of.

  157. djmitcho October 1, 2009 1:13 pm

    Remember the one man sled at DMHS. I remember having to tackle that thing many times during practice. You couldn’t just hit it. You had to hit, WRAP UP, lift and then take it down. So no need something with spring loaded action, just need fundamentals.

  158. 99club October 1, 2009 1:14 pm


    Post #’s 92-98 just make too much sense. I think you’re spot on. #109 just cracked me up. 🙂


    Non-kinetic tackling dummy? Army terminology for practice squad folks? 🙂

  159. Garret October 1, 2009 1:17 pm

    ST said at the top of the blog that Alexander will probably miss the Fresno State game. With a new QB needing to get in sync with the receivers, shouldn’t the offense at least do some passing drills tomorrow or Saturday? Maybe the players will work out on their own.

    When Moniz was #3 and Austin was #4 at QB, neither was getting any reps. If Rausch and Alexander are out with injury, Austin will go from not running the Warrior offense for over a month to being the top backup QB. It would seem like Moniz and Austin could use all the time available to work with the receivers and get the OL used to their cadence.

    However, it is possible that the players will need all the time possible to catch up with school since they missed so many classes. Maybe they are being told to not think about football because they need to make sure they stay eligible and catch up with school?

  160. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 1, 2009 1:24 pm

    “Football is not hard. If you can tackle, you can play.”

    -Cal Lee

  161. BigWave96744 October 1, 2009 1:37 pm

    UH 48 – Fresno St 45 3OT

  162. (Jesse) James October 1, 2009 1:38 pm

    dj…that’s true. I remember when we just tried to hit that thing…coach would be all over us…make us run the track a couple of laps in full gear. And you know how hot the field was during the summer….

  163. labrat October 1, 2009 1:56 pm

    I got it. Pride wants UH to run the ball. Me too.

  164. Manoa October 1, 2009 1:58 pm

    “You live by the pass,you die by the pass. Hawaii’s philosophy is all wrong….” JN #135

    We end up more balanced than a lot of college teams– about 63% pass and 37% run, which includes QB scrambles. But that is a lot more balanced than teams like Navy and Georgia Tech (80/20), Va Tech (70/30), Florida (70/30), or Texas Tech 73/27– teams skewed heavily to either run or to pass. If you DO WHAT YOU DO WELL run or pass, that is the most important thing as both Navy, Georgia Tech, Texas TEch, and TCU have shown. Even in the NFL, for many teams, the run is merely cosmetic, the ball is moved through the air.

  165. wafan October 1, 2009 2:02 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 2:50 am
    Pomai . . .

    28 – 27 us.


  166. wafan October 1, 2009 2:02 pm

    Dang. Open house tonight at school.

  167. armchrQB October 1, 2009 2:09 pm

    Alexander should have slid, I’m suprised he hasn’t got his bell rung eariler this year.

  168. Dirty Commish October 1, 2009 2:17 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    October 1st, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    dj…that’s true. I remember when we just tried to hit that thing…coach would be all over us…make us run the track a couple of laps in full gear. And you know how hot the field was during the summer….

    If that was the case then I’m betting all the footballin’ Monarchs were glad our field was only 80 yards long!

  169. royvic October 1, 2009 2:19 pm


    It all ties in w/the breach of leadership at the top.

    The symptoms of collapse at the top are obvious w/this Warrior team

    The proof is when you read stories from former players (and my guess they’ll be more bad testimonials), like Dan Kelly, collaborating that basically Coach Mack treated him (?)/ the rest of the players(?) like babies. In that article that surfaced on the net a few days ago, DK even dissed the coach by referring to him informally as “Greg”.

    Then I seen the written reports here on this blog, where eye witness accounts, saying of players dissing their coaches in practices last year

    I’ve also read reports where in games last year players on the sidelines were disrespecting their coaches

    Even this year I’ve seen Coach Shaw and Coach Tomey looking perplexed at Coach Mack on the sidelines during the CA game .

    Yesterday’s game I even interpreted a condescending look from Coach Rolo towards Coach Mack .

    The point I’m delving at is that there is a lack a leadership and respect at the top.

    And under these conditions, where there’s an absence of leadership and respect by the players for the head coach, I think it’s a fallacy to think that a 15 pregame or half time speech is going to be motivating and inspiring to the players.

  170. Jn October 1, 2009 2:32 pm

    Manoa #164, I could count all the running plays with one hand the whole game. You call that a balanced attack? Run on first down sometimes,keep um guessing. Also with a good running back we could pick up our 3rd and shorts instead of airing it out. One thing I noticed about GA once he gets behind he tries to go for the big one instead of just getting the first down. Chip away if you have too but keep our offense on the field longer. That will give our defense a chance and keep them fresh. We are are to predictable right now. This philosophy all started with Timmy Chang and has’nt left since then. It all comes down to the coaches. I hear ya about Florida but we don’t have a Tim Tebow we lost him 2 years ago.

  171. labrat October 1, 2009 2:38 pm

    How would you feel if you lost a game like this one?


  172. labrat October 1, 2009 2:40 pm

    With the speed at runningback have them run the wheel route like JJ used to do.

  173. Jn October 1, 2009 2:41 pm

    A good running game will set up the pass.

  174. hapahaoleboy October 1, 2009 2:44 pm

    And a good passing game will set up the run.

  175. ajax October 1, 2009 2:45 pm

    the problem is that our oline isn’t controlling the line of scrimmage. whenever we try to run, it’s usually stuffed for no gain.

  176. d1島 October 1, 2009 2:48 pm

    ….and having neither… :shock

  177. Manoa Mist October 1, 2009 2:52 pm

    Pride #92-#98.

  178. royvic October 1, 2009 2:52 pm

    Letuli out the O-line is handicapped a little. With no deception to the Warrior offense and having no balance attack handicaps the O-line greatly. A one dimensional offense allows the opposing D-line to pin their ears back and traumatize an O-line. That’s just what happened in UH loss to LaTech.

  179. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 2:54 pm

    Woo Hoo!
    Just did my first random act of kindness for the Warriors!

    Marsh- You are a genius! Of course GA will be better than Colt- he has more letters in his name!!! I totally missed that! Shucks… I guess I shoulda kept my first hubby… he had a long last name too…

    And Pride…
    I mean…
    what more could be said?

    shucks…. forgot what I wanted to say…

    oh well,


  180. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 2:55 pm

    Oh yeah- CONGRATS, whitey! I hope you knew when to HOLD em!


  181. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 2:57 pm


    Hey- all is not lost- I can still cheer for my favorite NFL team !!!



    oh yeah….
    mirror image…

    oh well…


  182. Jn October 1, 2009 3:00 pm

    #174, exactly, they go hand in hand. Mix it up. Wish coach Mac could see it that way.

  183. huh October 1, 2009 3:08 pm

    How are we going to run with our OL or with Leon?
    How are we suppossed to run effectively without a TE?
    We are a passing team and as Ferd said, “if you live by the sword you die by the sword”.
    If we cant make sideline or halftime adjustments how are we to make offense system adjustments in midseason.
    We can improve our O with a few tweaks and better play selection in the redzone. Cant say the same with our D.
    But what do I know, I heard nothing but praise here about our D during camp.

  184. Manoa Mist October 1, 2009 3:10 pm

    Manoa, we gotta stick together with our monickers, but qb scrambles are not running plays. They are passing plays gone awry. If a qb runs the option, like Colt used to once in awhile, then that’s a running play.

  185. whitey October 1, 2009 3:11 pm

    lizK, you not going believe this, but went down just before 1:39 hst to the same machine. others were playing and like salmon poke with lipoa, onions, sesame seed oil, bingo, i hit the 4 of kind jackpot again. the lady next to me said congrats and left. hooooooooooooo!!!!!! i going apply to NASA to see if i can go see my extraterrestrial friends.

  186. whitey October 1, 2009 3:14 pm

    chris berman going have a field day with the w va-co game. fumbling, bumbling, fumbling, bumblin, fumblin, bumblim.

  187. Dirty Commish October 1, 2009 3:20 pm

    Liz, when Zorn gets fired and Colt moves on to a better team, will the Redskins still be your favorite NFL franchise? 😛

  188. whitey October 1, 2009 3:26 pm

    college fb is fun to watch. the nfl is boring. but being on a roll is priceless.

  189. whitey October 1, 2009 3:28 pm

    DC, you may have something on Zorn, but I think the one to get “relieved” first of his duty is Fox at Carolina.

  190. whitey October 1, 2009 3:29 pm

    and as we approach the 200 mark, i got to go and know many others will carry the ball. fumblin, bumblin, fumblin, bumblin.

  191. Dan-O October 1, 2009 3:34 pm

    So much HATE for just ONE loss. Last time I checked, our record before yesterday was 2-1. Today, it is 2-2.

  192. whitey October 1, 2009 3:37 pm

    Dan-O, i don’t think it is hate as much as love for our team and the way they lost. the ones who hate the team will never change and will always be negative about them, but the ones who love the team will have their say, but when push comes to shove, they will always be there for the warriors.

  193. Pomai October 1, 2009 3:41 pm

    UH vs Fresno
    0    –    56    westsideviiew
    21    –    17    hotwheels
    24    –    17    labrat
    24    –    21    chopsueyboy
    24    –    21    LizKauai X
    27    –    13    Pomai
    31    –    17    bighilofan2
    48    –    45    BigWave96744
    56    –    14    d1shima

  194. whitey October 1, 2009 3:41 pm

    for those who are watching the w va – co game, one thing that stands out is the huslte and running of either team. they are in shape, hustle to the line (both o and d) and are not sucking air. they both are organized as to who supposed to be on the field and who is in the substituion. we can take a lesson from watching them. of course, their fumblin, bumblin, fumblin is not what we want.

  195. Dan-O October 1, 2009 3:47 pm

    Whitey…..agreed. The faithful and true fans will always be loyal, and the others will always show their TRUE colors in times like yesterday.

    Its just all day…..at the gym, at work, at the lunch place, doctor’s office….all I hear is the NEGATIVE stuff.

    Tell me, how does John Fonoti even PLAY, without knowing if his mother and brother are still alive in Samoa? Or Rocky finding out his cousin being killed? Our boys had an off day, nuff’ said…..they’ll bounce back.

  196. Jn October 1, 2009 3:48 pm

    #192, Well said!!!!

  197. Dirty Commish October 1, 2009 3:48 pm

    October 1st, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    Letuli out the O-line is handicapped a little. With no deception to the Warrior offense and having no balance attack handicaps the O-line greatly. A one dimensional offense allows the opposing D-line to pin their ears back and traumatize an O-line. That’s just what happened in UH loss to LaTech.

    And along with that, I think, is chemistry and trust along the O-line. I remember last season with LG Kyle Kosier out injured for my Boys, they couldn’t run block or pass protect against a Pop Warner team.

    But with Kosier back, the Boys are averaging almost 200 yards a game on the ground. Now he’s not an all pro, but his absence was noticeable.

    Can one person on the line make that much of a difference? Hard so say but the evidence so far suggests yes. They just didn’t look like themselves.

    I don’t think they are as bad as they showed, but the problem is what they showed was broadcasted on national TV…

  198. al October 1, 2009 3:56 pm

    we need to stop standing guys up in hopes that the next guy will strip the ball.
    we need to wrap em up and drive em to the ground with our legs. those little running backs humiliated us by out driving the defense, they never kept their legs churning.
    we need to suck it up.
    we need to give the ball to our running backs at least 15 times per game, whether, the are handed the ball, direct snap, pitch, toss, dump or bubble/flare. any which way to get them the ball.
    we need to find the second coming of reagan mauia when the play calls for it.
    we need to find another ilaoa.
    we need to break out the guys who might make a play.
    we need to see chizzy or a hulk hogan rosehill on the field.
    we need to take the wraps off of gdl and let him play.

  199. d1島 October 1, 2009 3:59 pm


    I watching the game…what stands out to me is the eleven wriggling bananas on the field! 😆

  200. al October 1, 2009 3:59 pm

    …and june jones was right about one thing.

    when the university of hawaii’s football team loses. the whole state goes in to a state of depression. but, when they win, everyone feels better and spend more money.


  201. whitey October 1, 2009 4:04 pm

    al, you are absolutely correct about trying to salt away players for next year (redshirt). the team is on the right track and don’t need to save players for next season. if they can contribute and are better than those now, play them. what this reminds me of is the “prevent defense mode and you neva win games in that mode”. another is to stop this nice, nice practice and get down to nitty gritty fb and it ain’t nice. so what if they get dinged in practice. what is says is that they neva put in the preseason workout like they should have, then they get dinged in games and the team needs to asemble makeshift o or d. warriors need to know that the opposition going try to ding them anyway they can, but if you prepared yourself for most of the time, you will be the one who dings the opposition.

  202. whitey October 1, 2009 4:06 pm

    d1, you like the bananas??? they get speed, but unfortunately they fall out of trees and instead of the monkeys eating them, the cockroaches get them first. hahahahaaaaaa

  203. al October 1, 2009 4:09 pm

    whitey….get back down there. a jackpot awaits on the red, white, n blue. boss’ favorite at the fremont. near the first crap table.

  204. Not an Expert October 1, 2009 4:17 pm

    Bottom Line:

    As far as the game went Louisiana did the things needed the majority of the time to win. Hawaii did the incorrect things the majority of the time to lose.


    Mental toughness of the head coach during the game. Being able to lead in the heat of the battle.

    Knowing exactly what your opponent is doing and making the adjustments. Seems like there is some cloudy aspects that surfaces in coach Mack’s mind during the game, which could be attested with such a statement he made at halftime.

    The lack of head coaching experience is showing. Time and experience will make him a better leader and coach. The question is how much time will he be given if Hawaii suffers through a losing season or 2?

    Not an excuse:

    The Hawaii players looked a 1/2 step slower and fatigued. I believe the traveling over the last 3 weeks did play negatively into one’s physical body and mental well being. The catastrophy in Samoa did affect players and you need to feel for them. Not easy to be in the moment and play a game when people lives are in question?

  205. royvic October 1, 2009 4:40 pm


    Trust me the hate is not directed at the team. Or the players. But instead directed at the Coach Mack.

    When the most congenial, nice and humble people, on this blog and elsewhere can see that coach is void in clock management, organization and game time strategy then you know something is wrong.

    When the most congenial people and intelligent people from this blog have said that Coach Mack is not cut out in being a coach I value what they say because it parallels to how I perceive the coach, too.

    Coach Mack, at the moment, has stewardship of the team and players. And in the balance are a lot of kids and fans dreams of the team succeeding. And we want him to succeed. Yet extrapolating what we’re seeing my opinion says we won’t.

    From observing the coach from the start there has been a many “scratch your head” moments, namely recruiting 5 non qualifiers, the Destin Stewert incident, hiring assistant coaches that weren’t the “picks of the litter” (but instead runts) and the coach himself seemingly like a fish out of water during game times are partly the reasons a person like me is hating of the coach.

    Coach Mack will never be a recipient of any of my admiration because quite frankly I threw out any remaining respect I had for him out the window when he said that (quote and unquote) Ron Lee will always be his offensive coordinator–which basically means that Coach Mack is closing the door on his team ever getting better.. .

  206. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 4:49 pm


    27-21 LizKauai

  207. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 4:51 pm

    whitey- “I BELIEVE” Bwahahaha!

    Good job. Now lock up that moolah and buy us lunch when you get back 😆

    Dirty Commish- Chief Zee is my homeboy and I (heart) Chris Cooley. Hail to the Redskins! – does that answer your question? 😉

  208. bob October 1, 2009 5:18 pm

    Bulla sounds like you think you know more about the team then the coaches who spend ever day with them. Why don’t you just try and support them instead and stop being mister no it all .

    hmmmm, off til Monday, don’t know about that one…at least some walk throughs to get the kinks out. maybe a day or two off, but not til monday. that leaves them 5 days to prep for the next game, normally the last day is walk throughs, the day before that is ‘shells only’….so that gives us 3 days of full pads?

    just me thinking out loud, coaches know best……

  209. el guapo October 1, 2009 5:28 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    It all ties in w/the breach of leadership at the top.

    The symptoms of collapse at the top are obvious w/this Warrior team

    If you go higher than Mack, you find even more problems.

  210. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 5:34 pm

    Rainbow Wahine volleyball team sweeps Louisiana Tech

    Advertiser Staff

    Fourth-ranked Hawai’I ran its volleyball winning streak to eight with a 25-11, 25-18, 25-12 Western Athletic Conference victory at Louisiana Tech today.

    The Rainbow Wahine (12-2, 3-0 WAC) have not lost a match or a set since Sept. 6.The Techsters dropped to 11-8 and 1-2.

    Senior Aneli Cubi-Otineru led Hawai’I with 10 kills. Seven Rainbow Wahine had at least three kills.

    The team out-hit LaTech .487 to .154 with senior middle Amber Kaufman going 9-for-12 for a .750 percentage. UH also out-aced LaTech 10-3.

    Hawai’I plays at New Mexico State Saturday. The Rainbows and Aggies shared last year’s regular-season WAC title.

  211. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 5:38 pm

    We will find what we are looking for, no doubt.

    I like being a “part of the solution”, “changing the things I can” and “accepting the things I can’t change” – an leaving those things to “the Man Upstairs”.

    Frankly, we are ALL in a state of flux and change, this whole world as we knew it is changing. We cannot go backwards but we can choose to move forward in love and unity. Or not.

  212. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 5:40 pm

    With Monday as the first day of official practice as mentioned by Coach Mack, one is left wondering if this is good or bad.

    Some time off to rest and recover physically and mentally is needed and required considering what has happened over the past two games, but then you can argue that you can’t leave too much time off to:

    1) Dwell on the poor performance and showing.
    2) Leave time to make some players doubt themselves.

    If the coaching staff is going to stick to this plan, then the kind of team we see perform on next Saturday will be MORE indicitative of how this coaching staff can lead our team to rebound from that “performance” yesterday.

  213. royvic October 1, 2009 5:44 pm


    bob, even though I’ve had a spat w/bulla he’s very humble and guarded with his opinions. From what I’ve seen he bleeds green.

  214. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 5:44 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    …and june jones was right about one thing.

    when the university of hawaii’s football team loses. the whole state goes in to a state of depression. but, when they win, everyone feels better and spend more money.


    Ige’s was packed yesterday afternoon by 3:30pm. The place was silent and irritated for the entire second half, with the exception of some really LOUD cheers for the completions Bryant Moniz was able to throw for.

    At the end, about 75% of the original crowd stayed and gave a nice and NON-SARCASTIC applause.

    It’s refreshing.

    I guess the other 25% went to Foodland to stock up on bottled water, toilet paper, rice, and spam. 😆

  215. Derek October 1, 2009 5:50 pm

    I think Hawaii will beat Fresno St. next week! Wait, I change my mind!
    They can’t run the ball! On the other hand, we’re playing at home and we play good at home! I change my mind again! Should I take the points or should I take Fresno St. giving the points? I can’t decide again. The good thing about watching pay per view is that if Hawaii is playing junk, we can just change the channel! Shades of Fred Von Appen??? The best thing to me is that we already have had our greatest memories, the 2007 undefeated season. It might take another 100 years to get another undefeated football season, but at least we can say that we saw one in our lifetime. And that’s not too shabby! Always my favorite team, our Hawaii Warriors. Right now, it’s very painful…..and very frustrating!

  216. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 1, 2009 5:54 pm

    214 – Coach Bulla is indeed one of the good guys. He contributes sacrificially to college football – and not for just one team.

  217. kama krab October 1, 2009 6:00 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    No rant here. Let the game go after the final whistle with a big smile on my face knowing that we got are arses handed to us but at the same knowing that what happened yesterday needed to happen.

    Now we need to see how we come back from this game. Will we continue to play two hand touch and one hand grab or are we going to clean up our tackling. Will we start being more sure handed or will we start dropping everything in site. Will our running backs stop standing in the middle of an island waiting for someone to come towards them or will they fill gaps during a blitz. These are just some of the things that need to be fixed in the next ten days.

    I still believe that we have a very good team, a team that is a lot better then they showed last night, a team that plays much harder then they did last night, a team that wants it more then they showed last night and for that I leave the ranting for everybody else. For that reason I put a big smile on face and say let see what happens next game.

  218. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 6:02 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    Should I take the points or should I take Fresno St. giving the points?

    More IMPORTANTLY, just worry about the team winning or at least performing 808% better than last night.

  219. kama krab October 1, 2009 6:07 pm

    I still believe that we have a team that is ready to bust out. All we need is that little something to put it all together. What that something is, who knows but the team will know what that something is when it happens. That little extra push that will make everything gel and will make the team unstoppable. We saw little glimpses of that something in the first half of the Wazzu game and a little of it in the first half of the Unlv game. Like I said before, if Hawaii can do what they did during the first half of these games and do it for a full game, there is not to many teams that can stop Hawaii.

    The big question is if and it is that if that keeps me from going off on rants and calling for peoples heads and whatever else. It is that if that keeps me watching because if that if ever happens, it will be a beautiful site to see. Trust me

  220. kama krab October 1, 2009 6:10 pm

    oh and sorry for all those if’s in my last post.

  221. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 6:11 pm


    Since you sit just above me at the home games, whatchu tink da ovah and unda east kona p for da scraps in the da stands with those a-hole FSU fans?

    I say 10….

    Take the over!!! :mrgreen:

  222. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 6:14 pm

    Talking and venting is good…

    As a wise man once said:

    “Players play, fans cheer, and coaches coach”…

    We’re all doing our part.

    While a small few expose the kind of wise-a**es they are with their opinions, the majority can still express their heavy thoughts with a level head.

  223. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 6:16 pm

    Moniz can play.

    Bryant Moniz can play.

  224. bob October 1, 2009 6:37 pm


    bob, even though I’ve had a spat w/bulla he’s very humble and guarded with his opinions. From what I’ve seen he bleeds green.

    roy it just seems he has these little comments about the team.If he was a true fan he would remember that these kids are doing the best they can and don’t need somebody saying anything bad about them or their coaches.If he was such a great coach he would be coaching some place.

  225. Da Punchbowl Kid October 1, 2009 6:49 pm

    UH will beat Fresno. My guess is 28-17.

  226. wafan October 1, 2009 7:00 pm

    See you tomorrow!

    The sun will rise — I promise.

  227. Slugger October 1, 2009 7:01 pm

    Congrats, whitey!!!

  228. wafan October 1, 2009 7:02 pm

    Pomai . . .

    From 2:50 this morning —

    28 – 27 us.


  229. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 7:11 pm

    I gotta say something, though… Tank Hopkins…Good JOB last Wednesday!

  230. NYUH October 1, 2009 7:12 pm

    At 2-2 with a good win over a PAC-10 I don’t see a need to call for anyone’s head, although I certainly share the hurt of the loss.

    I like the idea of bringing Inoke Funaki into the picture at QB. He knows Fresno and has talent. I like the other QBs as well but having IF in the frame will certainly give Pat Hill some more to think about.

  231. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:27 pm

    #214 royvic

    mahalo for the props;

    BOB, maybe I didn’t clarify my statement, BUT it was an observation, and no i don’t know more than the coaches, but then again that is THEIR job and that is what they get paid to do. maybe 3 days in full pads is enough time to prepare for Fresno State, I hope so, and yes i still bleed green having rec’d both of my degrees and having the honor of teaching at UH……once again, it was just an observation, nothing more and nothing less.

    so BOB, if that offended you…….oh well, what can i say, it’s still my observation as you have your own also……far more worse things have been said both here on this blog and other places, but if my comments offended you, don’t read them…….if you watched the game you would agree that there is room for improvement for our team….and i only want them to realize their full potential……..nuf sed

  232. Pomai October 1, 2009 7:37 pm

    They will not quit on us an I will not quit on them.

    UH vs Fresno
    0    –    56    westsideviiew
    21    –    17    hotwheels
    24    –    17    labrat
    24    –    21    chopsueyboy
    27    –    13    Pomai
    27    –    21    LizKauai
    28    –    17    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    –    27    wafan
    31    –    17    bighilofan2
    48    –    45    BigWave96744
    56    –    14    d1shima

  233. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 7:40 pm

    The Replacements is on TBS right now. 😎

  234. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:41 pm

    35 UH
    31 FS

  235. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:43 pm


    everybody in Hilo knows I support UH Warriors 100000%.

    but Watching Wednesday made me a sick Warrior fan!!!!

    and hearing they all got furlough until next week makes me sicker!!!!!

    so I’m trying to vent my frustration by getting da bike ting done.

    tomorrow a.m. I’m calling Don and giving him a vendor in Oregon.
    whatever, however, yada yada, I’m gonna get da bike done now.

    I ain’t waiting till Monday.

    I’m trying to tell da young men, STAND UP FOR HAWAII!!!


    tell him now. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER! Coach Rolo, don’t be giving da look like “dats not a good idea, coach.” get peeps on da blog stay second guessing you, supposedly reading yo minds. don’t give em a chance to bad mouth you. having said that, remember your job: STAND UP TO AND FOR THE COACH.

    and Coach Brian, all aspects of the running game, attack and defense, its all YOU! its YOU!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  236. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 7:47 pm


    Prediction of Vegas line: FSU is giving UH 17.5.


    1st QTR:
    FSU – 17
    UH – 6

    2nd QTR:
    FSU – 7
    UH – 14

    HALF = Leads 24-20

    3rd QTR:
    FSU – 10
    UH – 17

    4th QTR:
    FSU – 7
    UH – 10

    FINAL: UH wins 47-41.

    (some Hawaii people will be pissed that they lost money)

  237. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 7:49 pm

    Mana, Ikaika, Blaze, Corey, Bryant, Greg, Alex. step up. take charge. get da gang ready for Fresno. STEP UP!

  238. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 7:49 pm

    The Replacements is still on TBS. 😎

  239. Bulla October 1, 2009 7:49 pm

    I’m with bhf2…..ALL IN BRUDDAH, IMUA LANAKILA…..start today, not tomorrow, not next week, RIGHT NOW!!!! GO WARRIORS……..

    once again, this is just an observation for those reading this entry………

  240. chawan_cut October 1, 2009 8:02 pm

    alexander update

  241. TYaiea October 1, 2009 8:12 pm

    Pomai: Warriors 31 da other puppies 24

    Finally came out of my shell. What a licking we took. We’ll do better; I Believe. You know the funny thing about this, Pomai’s guess the score, is not what the score is going to be, but what we want to see. Like D1’s (56-14) he’s a true supporter and Westsides (0-56) he wants the warriors to lose real bad. C’mon team…play smart and play tough. Imua Warriors!

  242. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 8:20 pm

    Somewhere hope some, if not, our Warriors are watching TBS right now.

    The movie is your typical cheesy sports movie with thousands of cliches, but still… the main point is valid. 😎

  243. bob October 1, 2009 8:29 pm

    BOB, maybe I didn’t clarify my statement, BUT it was an observation, and no i don’t know more than the coaches, but then again that is THEIR job and that is what they get paid to do. maybe 3 days in full pads is enough time to prepare for Fresno State, I hope so, and yes i still bleed green having rec’d both of my degrees and having the honor of teaching at UH……once again, it was just an observation, nothing more and nothing less.

    so BOB, if that offended you…….oh well, what can i say, it’s still my observation as you have your own also……far more worse things have been said both here on this blog and other places, but if my comments offended you, don’t read them…….if you watched the game you would agree that there is room for improvement for our team….and i only want them to realize their full potential……..nuf sed
    SO BULLA i can read your post and make an OBSERVATION who died and made you king .It’s just my OBSERVATION that you say your fro hawaii but you say little remarks that put them down. GO HAWAII,GO MONTANA ST!!!!!

  244. postmanke October 1, 2009 8:39 pm

    what, you guys still complaining?

  245. Old Diver October 1, 2009 8:53 pm

    Regarding #135

    (You live by the pass,you die by the pass. Hawaii’s philosophy is all wrong. Too much pressure for one man( the quarterback) to win the game. It is a team effort and if you don’t have a balanced attack you can’t win.)

    Not criticizing but just pointing out a fact. At the beginning of this season not one of our top four quarterbacks were recruited by any D1 university out of high school. Again just a fact, out of JC no D1 university offered our top two quarterbacks a scholarship except for us just before LOI day. This year was Coach Macks first chance to recruit high school quarterbacks who were sought after by other D1 schools. This process of upgrading our athletics will take a few more years. While some may not be pleased with some of Mack’s decisions, when it comes to recruiting he is doing it right.

  246. westsidesview October 1, 2009 9:05 pm

    beg your pardon #242, you are incorrect.
    i picked HI to win against Cent Ark and WSU.
    I picked them to lose by a 4 to UNLV and a point to LTU.
    I also made a preseason pick of 5-8 based on their coaching (it sucks) and their D–no DTs, DEs or an experienced secondary.
    My practice observations were different than
    most on this blog who see through rose tinted glasses and have no clue what other teams around the nation produce.

    HI will get trampled by FSU, BSU, NEV, NAVY and WISC.
    No contest.
    They will be hard pressed on the road against an improved Vandal team and a motivated Dick Tomey team.
    At home we should handle NMSU but Utah State will make it interesting.

    Now, I picked the Dawgs 56-0. That is 8 TDs.
    REM 2006?
    Pat Hill hasnt.
    68-37 at their house.
    Throw in 2007 and 2008 and you have a highly motivated Fresno team out for retribution.
    They have lost 3 to top ranked teams in 2009 and would love to make a statement at Aloha.
    The dawgs can put up gawdy numbers against HI–betw 500-600 Tys.
    Are you listening?

    Im a warrior fan and dont critcize players.
    Who the hell is getting paid?
    You can go along with McM’s fairy tell ride or you can bring heat.
    Do your thing and….well, Ill do mine!

  247. protector October 1, 2009 9:09 pm

    I agree with JJ, whitey & a host of others. I’ve only just emerged from a fairly depressed state & am still idealistic enough to believe that UH will rebound in the friendly confines of Aloha Stadium (not that it’ll be an easy thing, though). It really was a shame that Greg Salas didn’t wrap up instead of (uncharacteristically) coughing up the ball & ruining a thing of beauty between he & Moniz. 27-13 would’ve been slightly more salve to a hurtful wound. I have a hunch Bryant Moniz will finally get a chance to show he’s got the goods-which I’ve been telling my friends all along. Go Warriors! UH 42-27 over Fresno.

  248. kama krab October 1, 2009 9:16 pm


    It’ll be another dog fight. We will see if Hawaii is ready.

    UH 23 – Fresnic 17

    Let’s see what our boyz are made of.

  249. Pomai October 1, 2009 9:16 pm

    Old Diver #246 I agree with that – name to watch GRAVES.

  250. Kekoa October 1, 2009 9:18 pm

    Anyone remember the movie, “What About Bob?”
    Ahhh…yeah. The question remains.

    I’m with Bulla, the humble supporter of college athletics and one of the best former coaches I’ve had the honor of knowing. Many of us have experienced the goodness of what Bulla and his wife Lyn have done for the Weber State football team, AND UH.

    Their support of their son’s team is divided with his loyalty to his Alma Mater, UH. There are other Tsaiko’s who have youngsters who play for other schools. It’s a personal choice that has to be made sometimes.

    What we all respect is his knowledgable *observations* of the Warrior squad. The beauty of it is, we can take it or leave it!

  251. Garret October 1, 2009 9:19 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Scientific evidence suggests that the strong earthquakes in Samoa and Indonesia could trigger more earthquakes worldwide…and that past earthquakes weakened the San Andreas fault and could trigger the “big one” in California.

  252. RainbowCliff October 1, 2009 9:20 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation ! Got our 13th annual Wooten Center Golf Classic and I am PROUD to announce over 100 golfers will be dedicating their time during this recession to help support the programs that I and my professional colleagues over see at this ILLUSTRIOUS youth center that at the end of this month will be my 17th year anniversary with out a day absent, late or call out sick from work.

    I am further please that our Tsaiko brother Rich2176 will be making his second appearance and Chaminade GREAT Mark Rodrigues will be making his first as both gentlemen will be teeing it up on the beautiful fairways of the California Country Club in Whittier, California.

    Both gentlemen were treated VIP from your’s truely as in 12 days I brought in $950.00 from VARIOUS supporters including Tsaiko Don Weir, Ex-Rainbow Warrior Teammate Tom Beckerle, USTA Rowley Park Gardena, USTA Anderson Park Breakfast Club and Tsaiko Brother Rich 2176.

    This money was use to PAY for all soft drinks, breakfast items, 6 cases of gatorade thirst quenchers, 6 cases of Bud Light, 8 cases of Imported Heineken beer, 12 cases of Arrowhead Spring Water, apples, bananas, grapes, bagels (rasin, sesame seed, honey, egg and poppy) Martinelli apple juices, Frito lays potatoe chips, Cuisine crackers, string and cream cheese. I went OFF to make this Golf Classic “THE FINEST IN ALL OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA !”.

    Lunch on the course, buffet dinner after golfing, program and silent auction with many airline trips, autograph memorabillias and Cruise Line vacations being offered. Will hope to make $80,000.00 and more as we have just ONE month to stay open as our funds has depleated with this recession as 4 quality staff workers were laid off to reduce our staff to myself and 3 other professionals as well as our 2 DYNAMIC Administrators.

    I say that to say this IF you have the heart and determination to succeed regardless of the circumstances you must put your BEST foot forward and GIVE IT YOUR ALL as your peers around you will be INSPIRED and they will catch the SPIRIT OF ALOHA in which I breathe and share it as you gave it to me when I played before you from 1976-81.

    God Bless you Ohana and Mahalo Nui Loa for your GREATNESS !
    Sincerely, RainbowCliff aka “The Puertopoqueno-Papolo-Bodinkee” !

  253. Garret October 1, 2009 9:20 pm

    Wisconsin tourism lobbying group realized that they had to change their name after people made fun of the initials of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation name.

  254. Garret October 1, 2009 9:21 pm

    Power Loaded exoskeleton enables the wearer to lift 220 pounds without any effort…and really does look like the exoskeleton that Ripley used at the end of Aliens.

  255. Garret October 1, 2009 9:21 pm

    Female pizza delivery worker got tired of a man who kept answering the door with no pants, so now there are no pizza deliveries going to his house.

  256. Garret October 1, 2009 9:22 pm

    Scientific advances has reached the point where some are stating that aging can be reversed, with a prediction that in 5 to 7 years there will be drugs available to extend human life.

  257. Garret October 1, 2009 9:22 pm

    Free play links pau.

  258. Harry October 1, 2009 9:48 pm

    UH has to improve quite a bit if they are going to the homegrown Hawaii Bowl. Thank goodness for this bowl game.

  259. d1島 October 1, 2009 9:57 pm

    (Borrowed from my buddy on FB)

    When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

  260. royvic October 1, 2009 9:58 pm

    After the Central Arkansas game Coach Mack stomped his foot on the ground and had practice that Saturday morning less than 12 hours after the game. In other words he had set the tone for practices that week. And subsequently the players responded by playing well at WSU.

    For Coach Mack this should be proof positive that there is a correlation of good things resulting for the team every time he stomps his foot down.

    For a person like me following the program I watch Coach Mack leap frog in the right direction with sound coaching theories, like that Saturday morning practice after the Central Arkansas game. And I say that was pretty smart.

    And then now it has me scratching my head as what I perceive as not a sound coaching theory in which he gives the players four days off. If the team belly flops and belly ups during the Fresno game then I would venture to say you can trace it back to the coach giving the players the four days off.

    Not insinuating anything but football coaches that keep softening up their players only sweeten the kill for their opponents. Four days off…sheesh. And continuing on this subject ask somebody in the know of how often does the UH practice tackling then you’d get a clearer idea of softening, too.

  261. madeinhawaii October 1, 2009 10:01 pm

    I wonder how many Samoans on our Warrior team?
    I wonder how many will need time off over the next few days to deal with the calamity that has befallen Samoa? (There was another quake today, as well.)
    I wonder how many others on the team might go with their teammates to see how they might be able to pitch in and be of assistance?

    Maybe none.. I don’t know.
    Maybe a ton.

    Might be a good time to have a few days off. ..

    just my opinion…

    Just my opinion.

  262. bob October 1, 2009 10:02 pm

    Anyone remember the movie, “What About Bob?”
    Ahhh…yeah. The question remains.

    I’m with Bulla, the humble supporter of college athletics and one of the best former coaches I’ve had the honor of knowing. Many of us have experienced the goodness of what Bulla and his wife Lyn have done for the Weber State football team, AND UH.

    Their support of their son’s team is divided with his loyalty to his Alma Mater, UH. There are other Tsaiko’s who have youngsters who play for other schools. It’s a personal choice that has to be made sometimes.

    What we all respect is his knowledgable *observations* of the Warrior squad. The beauty of it is, we can take it or leave it!

    kekoa i just made an observation just like bulla and he said if i don’t like what he says don’t read well the same goes for him.He as to remember those remarks are made to the coaches and the players who have fathers, sons, brothers, daughters and mothers.All i was saying was that was not right.So heres one last observation This is a hawaii football blog if he wants to say go wildcats go on there blog. GO HAWAII!!!!!!!

  263. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:14 pm

    Earlier today I was with those who wondered about Mack’s schedule for getting the team back to prepare for the next game.

    As more reports and video keep coming to air on local TV regarding the catastrophic events in Samoa, I get a sense that there is more going on with the psyche of the team than we know.

    Some (even on the team) are proclaiming that a win yesterday would have been cathartic for some victims but I don’t know if that would really have been more than wishful thinking.

    If a tsunami had hit the South shore of Oahu from Mapunapuna to Kakaako and wreaked havoc a mile inland at 6 am on Wednesday would we expect our family members to play well in a game at 6 pm that evening?

  264. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:15 pm

    KGMB9’s Steve Uyehara is doing a damn fine job on their nightly news interest pieces on the patients at Kaulapapa.

    Watching the news with the Samoan tsunami, another typhoon hitting the PI, the earthquake in Indonesia, and a potential “Super” typhoon headed towards Japan makes one take a step back and realize… football is just a game.

    All the crying and chest pounding about “I was right…” or “I told you so” is comical more than ever now.

    We’ve been depressed, all of us for the past 24 hours, but damn… in the last 24 hours, in the scope of things, we don’t have much to be depressed about.

  265. SteveM October 1, 2009 10:15 pm

    Hi everyone!

    Peaches and I are finally home. Nothing like sitting in the airport eating a dry sandwich to make one realize we are no longer in 24/7 fuud utopia. Won’t go to a sit down restaurant for a few days to mitigate the habit of not waiting for a bill and just walking out after a good meal. 😐

    I think we are the second-to-last Tsai-kos to return from UNLV (after a 3,400 nautical mile detour on the way home). myki and sj-macro proceeded to the east coast after UNLV and will embark on a New England/Canada Fall Foliage cruise out of Boston this Saturday.

    …and welcome home to first time cruiser lakesidegt who completed his New England/Canada tour out of New York 11 days ago!

    Gotta sleep now and catch up with the blog later. We got up early this morning (for us) to take pix as we sailed under the Golden Gate bridge–it was a cool but clear morning (unlike the the thick fog on our departure).

  266. Jn October 1, 2009 10:17 pm

    Regarding #246, Great decision by Mac for being one dimensional. If the big BCS schools were told they had to wait 2 years to have a winning season the coach would be fired.There are other ways to win. Remember Michael Carter?

  267. Jn October 1, 2009 10:18 pm

    Wait a minute that would be 3 years since a decent season.

  268. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:20 pm


    You gonna catch the Wahine soccer game tomorrrow at 7pm?

    I’m planning on heading out there. This would be my first live Wahine soccer game. Got some extra interest this season and the next three.. or four as the daughter of a close family friend is on the team. I think she’s redshirting this season.

    Freshman Midfielder #10 Bree Locquiao

    Prep: A 2009 graduate of Mililani High School in Mililani, O‘ahu…a three-year letterwinner in soccer and one-year letterwinner in basketball…was part of the 2009 OIA Red Championship team at Mililani HS…was named to the OIA Red West second team her junior and senior seasons…played four years in the Real Hawai‘i Futbol Club…graduated summa cum laude…teammate of Chelsey Goo and Kaitlyn Holt at Mililani HS.

    Personal: Born in Moanalua, O‘‘ahu…intends to major in nursing…has one younger brother…parents are Jean and Cirry Locquiao of Mililani, O‘ahu.

  269. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 10:23 pm

    Stephen Tsai Friends United!

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Go Wildcats x2 !
    Go Abe, 5-0!
    Jordon Dizon is my LION neighbor-boy!

    WARRIORS! WE BELIEVE you need rest and recovery and time for things more important than the game of football.
    Come back with cheered hearts and ready to FEEL THE LOVE from your 12th MAN!

  270. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:27 pm

    We win: no need TE, no need to change offensive system, etc…

    We lose: need TE and need to change offensive system…

    Sweet tap-dancing Christ!!! This is too f**king funny! 😆

  271. sɐƃǝʌ sɐl October 1, 2009 10:28 pm

    So now we have blog police?
    Can I say Go Redskins!
    Or will I get in trouble?

    Of course, you can always ignore what you don’t want to read.
    But there is always seems to be that one guy that just doesn’t
    understand the dynamics of the WB.

  272. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 10:28 pm

    RainbowCliff- Thanks for the scoops on the Wooten Center. I still have your info from before… look for an envelope soon.

    Garret- Love the Ripley suit!

    Scary about the earth changes when you live on an island… but those are the things we must respect and re-harmonize our lives to sync with this host planet.

    Prayers for those who have been and who will be in nature’s way.

    Welcome home, SteveM and Peaches!

  273. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:29 pm


    Incidentally, instead of “GO MONTANA ST!”, why not cheer for them the way their real fans do, GO BOBCATS! 😆

  274. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:35 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl,

    The truly funny thing is that get posts ripping folks here for being “Kool Aid Drinkers” then, when somebody questions something Mack does, get oddah guys ripping him for that!

    Dis must be wat it’s like at one Health Care Townhall meeting! 😈

  275. Kekoa October 1, 2009 10:36 pm

    Bob ~ I respect your observation. Now can we move on and cheer for the Warriors as they fight for respect in the WAC?

    Lots of problems to solve of course, but that’s football. Not an exact science, yet not a forgone conclusion on any given game day.

  276. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:38 pm

    Welcome Home SteveM and Peaches!


    No waste your time by catching up on da blog comments….

    ….of course, by the time you read THIS comment….. 🙄

  277. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:40 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Earlier today I was with those who wondered about Mack’s schedule for getting the team back to prepare for the next game.

    As more reports and video keep coming to air on local TV regarding the catastrophic events in Samoa, I get a sense that there is more going on with the psyche of the team than we know.

    Some (even on the team) are proclaiming that a win yesterday would have been cathartic for some victims but I don’t know if that would really have been more than wishful thinking.

    If a tsunami had hit the South shore of Oahu from Mapunapuna to Kakaako and wreaked havoc a mile inland at 6 am on Wednesday would we expect our family members to play well in a game at 6 pm that evening?

    There is indeed a difference in having the team work out the day after the FIRST home game as opposed to getting back to mandatory workouts two days after a 3 game consecutive road trip plus the unknown mental effects of those that have loved ones in the Samoas.

    Personally speaking, I’ve never played the game of football in my life…

    The only team sport I played was hockey, yeah in Hawaii… go figure huh?

    Anyway, after a Saturday or Sunday game in a loss, I couldn’t wait to get back to practice, but then again, all of our games are in one place and at home.

    Just by the performance, there is a BIG urgency to correct the offensive execution in the redzone and the basic aspects of tackling for the defense now as opposed to the errors against UCA, even though the errors then are pretty much the same now, but the opponent was way better.

    One can kind of see the pattern develop:

    -Home opener against UCA, the offensive line struggles and Alexander is running for his life when needed and sometimes when not needed. First game of the year Alexander didn’t show composure and the defense missed a lot of tackles and overshot their opportunities. Then they practice immediately afterwards…

    -Road game vs Washington State. Wazzu was bad enough, but this was where most things were somewhat corrected.

    -Road game against UNLV, tackling is now really wearing down, offense remained effective enought to move the ball but individual execution in the beginning on two potential easy TDs was not there.

    -Then the twist… Fly back home and then fly almost across the country to play LaTech in pretty much the same week. It’s like getting the flu and then not taking Tamiflu and then having a bad re-occurance. Tackling was non-existant and the offensive line was over-whelmed at times and Alexander reverted back to scrambling early a few times.

    We’ll play better come next Saturday. To what degree is up to the coaching staff to inspire, plan, create, and adjust when needed during the game and then the players to execute when the lights come on.

  278. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:42 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl:

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    So now we have blog police?

    But there is always seems to be that one guy that just doesn’t
    understand the dynamics of the WB.

    Or doesn’t know how to NOT come off as a wise-ass…

  279. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:45 pm

    Congrats to WVB! Some redemption for UH Athletics….

  280. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 1, 2009 10:46 pm

    Wow! catching up on a day’s worth of posts.

    Many of the comments seem to illustrate Wilipedia’s definition – is this what you’re trying to say?

    The Peter Principle is the principle that “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.”

    It was formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1969 book The Peter Principle, a humorous treatise which also introduced the “salutary science of Hierarchiology”, “inadvertently founded” by Peter.

    It holds that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Sooner or later they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent (their “level of incompetence”), and there they remain, being unable to earn further promotions.

    This principle can be modeled and has theoretical validity.[1] Peter’s Corollary states that “in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out his duties” and adds that “work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence”.

    With respect to the three days off – I was on campus earlier today buying some basketball tickets and saw a number of football players doing physical stuff so I’m not too worried. Remember that they are STUDENT-athletes and have a lot of catching up to do.

    Hopefully someone else will step up and help the Pep Band and some cheerleaders get to the San Jose State game.

    Had looked forward to coordinating the fund-raiser because community service is part of our marketing plan – everytime we do a community service project, we wind up getting three or four new paying clients.

    Finally, Stretch’s fund-raising is amost 10% OVER his goal of $2,000 – $2,191. Remember, there is a second part to the challenge as proposed by another Tsaiko. No matter what, the first goal has been met.

  281. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:51 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl,

    The truly funny thing is that get posts ripping folks here for being “Kool Aid Drinkers” then, when somebody questions something Mack does, get oddah guys ripping him for that!

    I REAL funny thing is the people who accuse “Kool-Aiders” of being “blog police” are the same ones telling people to “see the light” and become “realists”.

    It works both ways.

    What I still don’t get, is how the hell some actually believe that the fact that those that are “cheerleaders” for our team are somehow contributing to the errors we see on the field?

    Bottom line is we’re fans and we cannot directly control what happens on the field, in the locker room, weight room, and in the film room. Some of us chose to be nice and hold our head up high and others decide to play in the mud and talk like grown men or women that are expressing their frustration from buried memories of a failed high school or college athletic career.

    Then you get those that are pissy about losing money on the game and that’s a whole different category of “dumb”.

  282. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:51 pm


    Remind me to buy you a cup of coffee next time I see you. I was kinda caught by surprise on that “refill” policy, too….thought that if you ordered a meal the “3 drink rule” wouldn’t apply. Oh well!

  283. sɐƃǝʌ sɐl October 1, 2009 10:51 pm

    Aftermath of the K-Call in LV.
    The owner of Kiku Hana enjoyed the K-Call so much he had
    another one last Monday night for the Japanese singers in LV.
    About 30 showed up and enjoyed themselves and the singing.
    The group being mostly Issei and Nissei, left before 10 pm
    causing a congestion of walkers at the exit and leaving Allan
    the karaoke guy,myself and Rieko the Okinawan dancer alone
    in the restaurant.
    At that point the employees began their own K-call and continued until
    well past 3 am, only quitting because Allan had reached his limit of free beers and had passed out under the table.
    Next K-call at Kiku Hana is on Tuesday, Karaoke seems to be habit forming

  284. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 1, 2009 10:52 pm


    October 1st, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    Congrats to WVB! Some redemption for UH Athletics….


    Four more………….

  285. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:55 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl,

    Makes me wanna go find that Enka Sensei in Wahiawa….

    … only, how would we converse? 😉

  286. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 1, 2009 10:56 pm

    Note: I assume that these were players who were not on the travel squad. When is/was the team actually scheduled to return home?

  287. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:57 pm

    The group being mostly Issei and Nissei, left before 10 pm
    causing a congestion of walkers at the exit


  288. d1島 October 1, 2009 10:57 pm


    I think I heard that they got back this afternoon.

  289. d1島 October 1, 2009 11:02 pm

    ~30 hours after the final whistle.

    I think the team going show up next Saturday.


    Braddah, 56-14 was a great score back then. Going get ’em again, you watch! 🙂


  290. sɐƃǝʌ sɐl October 1, 2009 11:04 pm

    You had to be there for the full effect

    Walkers, canes, soiled depends, one wheelchair
    and 30 Japanese Obachans in a hurry to catch the Sumo
    bouts on NHK Japan.

  291. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:07 pm

    I’m glad that the players are getting some well deserved days off. They definitely need three days of mental relaxation. They will come back recharged and ready to attack the 2nd third of the season. Rest is very important for the players as well as for our blog host.

  292. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:11 pm


    Hawaii 70
    Fresno St. 14

  293. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:18 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl: That is so funny, but sweet! Kiku Hana was like being at home away from home for karaoke and delicious food! So happy to hear our hosts really enjoyed themselves and are carrying on! Thanks again for the wonderful memory-making trip!

  294. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:19 pm

    Haha- Pride.

    Congrats, VB Wahine!

  295. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:20 pm


  296. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:20 pm

    where’s whitey…

  297. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:20 pm

    and Ralph

  298. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:21 pm


  299. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:21 pm


  300. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:22 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl,

    The cocktails must have been good at Kiku Hana. Las Vegas’ name is spelled backwards, or upside down, no backwards, no upside down, oh heck it’s kind of funky is all I know.

  301. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:26 pm

    I was listening to the Sports Animals on the radio this afternoon, and fans were calling in and suggesting plays for the coaches to run in the red zone.

    It really doesn’t matter what plays that we run, the only thing that matters is that whatever we run, we need to excecute.

  302. niho mano October 1, 2009 11:29 pm

    warriors!, regroup, refocus, bring your “a” game, killer instincts, pride (if you want to bring that) and lets beat fresno…(one team at a time thereafter). go warriors!!! imua!!!

  303. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:29 pm

    Something from my Redskins life coach Chris Cooley about their situation – not so unlike the Warriors’:

  304. royvic October 1, 2009 11:29 pm

    One thing I noticed about LaTech’s defensive line is that they are well coached.

    Causing the most havoc for Alexander were the D-linemen having their hands up in the air causing passes to be knocked down and tipped.

    I don’t remember the total tipped passes but there seemed to be quite a few.

    For Alexander having his passing lanes obscured with D-linemen rushing with their hands can also be the reason why some of his passes being errant.

    Their defensive tackle number 5 was an all WAC last year and gave the Warriors O-line problems as he was in on two sacks.

    You leave this game with mixed emotions because the Warriors are capable of playing better.

    But for me I having some respect for LaTech because they are a pretty decent team and the players didn’t seem to exhibit any bravado or incite any thrash talking with the Warriors.

    When LaTech plays Boise I’ll being rooting for the Bulldogs. In fact any team upsetting Boise would be a happy day for me. I just hate them. Period.

  305. sɐƃǝʌ sɐl October 1, 2009 11:31 pm

    Goal Line? Simple

    Jumbo package
    9 OL
    1 RB
    1 QB

  306. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:33 pm

    One more comment about the LaTech game and then pau. I always have a lot of respect for good ofensive line play. Last nights display of offensive line play by LaTech and their five retuning starters was terrific. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bonfide kool-aid drinking Warrior fan. But I am also a fan of physical offensive line play. And LaTech was all of that last night. Not enough people and football fans understand how important those five guys are. Offensive line play is the base of the team. Good offensive line play translates to field position. Field position is the name of the game. Notre Dame showed fine O-line play also during the Hawaii Bowl last December.

  307. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:38 pm

    And their RB had “hiding” behind the blockers and then bursting through the holes honed to a fine art!
    Fast, slippery buggah!

  308. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 1, 2009 11:43 pm

    Nitey Nite and Dream Sweetly, WARRIORS!

  309. sɐƃǝʌ sɐl October 1, 2009 11:45 pm

    #307 I agree the O line is the key and I feel ours is lacking from previous years

    LaTech’s #5 was a stud but IMO a DT should never get a sack
    I understand a DE or LB beating our lead footed tackles with a
    outside rush, but a DT is in a congested area with a Center and
    two guards, the should have been two players blocking him on every play
    (barring an inside blitz)

  310. Ralph October 1, 2009 11:51 pm

    Kazz on volley talk page 1 wvb recruits on forum, within thread there are 2 URL, one on Emily Hartong, and a youtube on Uiato and Goodman. On page 3 a thread on Waber.

  311. Pride. October 1, 2009 11:54 pm

    sɐƃǝʌ sɐl, I agree.

  312. bighilofan2 October 1, 2009 11:57 pm

    fast slippery buggah.

    i wuz tinking lie dat until i saw him bounce off 4 tacklers. dan i wuz tinking, honestly, wtf….

    i said it before,


    good night.

  313. royvic October 2, 2009 12:01 am

    When the next WB show rolls along the question I’d want to ask a Warrior player is with the opening of training camp and training table is their a restriction on the amount of food you are allowed to eat. Or is like Camelias where you can eat til you drop. The reason I ask is that for a few players (I won’t mention names) is seems like they’re putting on the pounds because it seems like their uniforms look tight on them.

  314. HiFlyer October 2, 2009 12:32 am

    With Greg Alexander sidelined for the Fresno game and maybe more, when do you think that coach Mac should announce who will be the starting QB? I would think that by Saturday or Sunday at the latest so that person can mentally prepare for practice come Monday.

  315. TChahng [오키나와] October 2, 2009 12:52 am

    Amazing ending to a close HS football game.


    Lesson learned: The ball is still live on field goal tries. 🙂

  316. TChahng [오키나와] October 2, 2009 12:53 am

    Whoops!! Wrong link.


  317. RainbowCliff October 2, 2009 1:59 am

    Liz Kauai, UP early and heading out to our Friday, Golf Classic. Quiet Friday morning as I wake up READY and FRESH for some professional dedicated service.

    Mahalo Liz for your kind remarks and support to MY Safe Haven. The dedication is from the HEART but the spirit will ALWAYS be aloha. I LIVED it with you GREAT folks at an impressionable age of 18 years to 22 years of my youthful life.

    I am so PROUD that I may come back 27 years later and GIVE back to the Ohana as you gave me SO much more. A culture of sheer BEAUTY, A determination to NEVER give up and a KINDNESS to share unto others so that they to may become RICH in your ALOHA SPIRIT !

    Mahalo Nui Loa Liz, FIGHT ON WARRIORS as OUR Team will NEVER give up BECAUSE the SPIRIT of Tsaiko Nation WON’T let them as we WILL be cheering and supporting them through exciting WINS and tough LOSSES.

    “Simply The Best, Better Then ALL The Rest” !

    Tsaiko Nation FOREVER ! ( Let’s Go Bows / Give Em Bra !)

  318. whitey October 2, 2009 3:14 am

    Good morning and what a beautiful morning it is from the city where sleep is a premium to all the Tsaikos.

  319. wafan October 2, 2009 3:44 am

    Happy Aloooooohaaaaaa Friday, all!

    Hi, whitey! Any more 4-of-a-kind jackpots?

  320. wafan October 2, 2009 3:45 am

    Meetings all day . . . tsigh.

    I hope I do not bump my head on the table, again.

  321. wafan October 2, 2009 3:50 am

    Looks like people are finally getting over the loss.

    If it affects you that much — remember that it is just a game played by young men in their late-teens and early twenties. Screaming and yelling should be about life and death situations. Afghanistan, earthquakes, floods, fires, and other natural disasters, anyone?

    Continued prayers for those around the world in affected areas and their families.

  322. Pomai October 2, 2009 3:59 am

    They will not quit on us an I will not quit on them.
    UH vs Fresno
    0    –    56    westsideviiew
    21    –    17    hotwheels
    23    –    17    kama krab
    24    –    17    labrat
    24    –    21    chopsueyboy
    27    –    13    Pomai
    27    –    21    LizKauai
    28    –    17    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    –    27    wafan
    31    –    17    bighilofan2
    31    –    24    TYaiea
    35    –    34    Bulla
    47    –    41    Kazz
    48    –    45    BigWave96744
    56    –    14    d1shima
    70    –    14    Pride

  323. Pomai October 2, 2009 4:00 am


  324. Pomai October 2, 2009 4:09 am

    Ok here is my 2cents on waiting till monday to get back to work. The team started on Sept 10th with a road trip that was close to 20,000 miles traveled on a airplane plus more that 20 days away from home, plus playing three games. All this plus school work, so having three days off is exactly the right call. Which of us could handle that kind of schedule and then jump right back to work. I know I couldn’t or wouldn’t want to and I think the wouldn’t want to is the most important. So coach Mack Good call. Of course IMHO

  325. whitey October 2, 2009 4:13 am

    wafan, no, neva try yet. when you on a roll, you no like the bugga stop, but going give it another shot today. going use the clock theory. hahahahaaaaaaa

  326. whitey October 2, 2009 4:14 am

    wafan, you get school today?????

  327. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 2, 2009 4:34 am

    Aloha Dark-thirty.

    Dang fullis moon woke me up… who turned on the light?

    Gotta get more shut-eye.

  328. d1島 October 2, 2009 5:55 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope the healing continues for all the ailing Warriors.

    Big weekend for HS football.

    Glad to hear that the Govs get home field advantage tonight….know that LTUHF will be watching tonight. GoGovs!


    Kalaepohaku vs Kapalama? Going be a good one; I call it a toss-up. You know what this heart says, but methinks the road may be running thru Kamoku Street this year.

    On another level, (really) #1 son takes his charges up to Kapalama Hts for a showdown tonight looking for some revenge of a 1st rd loss and another JV title.

  329. d1島 October 2, 2009 5:59 am

    Okay, no Warrior game this weekend. Chillaxin’ seems the order of the day…but for the old school guys…..


    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  330. CouchP October 2, 2009 6:06 am

    DEFENSIVE observations: Tuika Tufaga – defensive tackle #49 played his best game – 3 solo tackles for loss and 7 overall solo tackles.

    Tank Hopkins – cornerback #4 rebounded from UNLV game with an outstanding game vs LT – 4 solo tackles, numerous pass breakups, and displayed excellent hitting ability.

    OFFENSIVE observations: Greg Salas – widereceiver/slotback, continues to be outstanding.

    PLAY-CALLING observations: with the pass rush from LT’s front being problematic – would have liked to have seen more shovel passes, breakout screens, and the ol’ Tampa right and left, running backs are big and physical – newcomer Alex Green shows much promise – give him the rock, shovels, screens, Tampa R/L. Take some pressure off of the QB and receivers, and utilize the talented RBs! Make the defenses respect your ability to “run” and shoot, it will slow down the pass rush.

  331. 702WarriorNation October 2, 2009 6:22 am

    “We saw on film that they weren’t good tacklers and we took advantage of it.”

    Can this be fixed- I believe YES.
    Time for 48 hrs rule.

    Morning Tsaikos
    Ahouse family- belated MAHALO for The Perfect Season book and Warrior bubblehead. Great seeing all of you and Tsaikos at kk/Cici’s.

    CRW – enjoyed talking to you and hope you enjoy your time in DC.
    Hope you have the opportunity in the future at the border as I mentioned.

    bhf2- enjoyed the banner and your soft shell at the game. Next time you need to be on the field leading the cheering.

  332. A-House October 2, 2009 6:30 am


    Comments to your posts last night.

    #1> Only the US military, in combat, would have a tougher row to hoe than what the Warriors did the past 3-and-a-half weeks.

    #2> LaTech Oline did a heck of a job to engage, successfully, all 8 UH players in the “box”. Kept watching and scratching my head as to how 6 offensive players were able to effectively engage 8 defensive players. My simple math says 8 against 6 and there should be 2 players who are totally free to do something. I’m sure this will be discovered when the coaches review film.

  333. Long Time UH Fan October 2, 2009 6:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation wherever you may be!

    Take care and in view of all the tragedies occurring around the world, please don’t forget to say those three very important words to your loved ones…”I love you”… before you leave home today.

    I’ve observed the 48-hour rule; one snap and clear!

    D1Shima, Yup, I’ll be watching the Maroon and White tonight…Hope to hear a lot of “Cheerio”, our TD song tonight:”…Go Govs!

  334. mctruck October 2, 2009 6:43 am

    Reading all the pros and cons, I feel that after observing the game and previous games, the overall team speed on both sides of the ball slowed down considerably. Again, I believe as I’ve said before, it’s fatigue, both physically and mentally. Three(3)road games inside of twenty(20)days is sheer madness?!….No NFL team would entertain this foolishness. TUVM-hermie!!!
    The coaches and the entire team won’t say so, but, a blind man can see what happened here.

    I pray that this formula never happens again.

    So everyone, just pick ourselves up and start from scratch and root for the team, it’s still a young season….LET’S GO, WARRIORS!!!

  335. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 2, 2009 6:53 am


    Get well soon to Mr. Kymry!!!!

  336. djmitcho October 2, 2009 6:53 am

    Happy Aloha Friday All! Hope everyone has a good one.

  337. tommui October 2, 2009 7:11 am


    UH -21

  338. oldie October 2, 2009 7:14 am

    Thanks to Tom Mui and madeinhawaii.

    They made it easy for us to vote for the Books for Hawaii.

    Everyone who voted can be proud of what we’ve done.


  339. chopsueyboy October 2, 2009 7:23 am

    oldie thanks for the dvd…great memories of our last victory

    Have a great weekend Tsai-kos and get ready for FSU on double ten day

  340. Don Weir October 2, 2009 7:39 am

    Na Koa Office direct for voice mail so I can get this done is 956-4513, cell is 295-7969.
    You give me the number and I get the bike done today.
    Na Koa will pick up the tab for expedited service to get it done right, right now.

  341. Dark Murano October 2, 2009 8:00 am

    Another embarrassing moment for the Warrior football team on National television. But the game with LA Tech takes the cake. The Warriors were out muscled, physically manhandled (the OL line) and Coach Mack and his staff didn’t seem to do any “adjustment” or were they all confused at what LA Tech was throwing them.

    The football magazines had predicted a Warrior finished at 5th place in the WAC. I disagree. More like the cellar. The Warriors showed some promise in the Wash State and Las Vegas game, but were totally manhandled physically by LA Tech. A total disappointment by this Warrior fan….

  342. warrioryobo2 October 2, 2009 8:00 am

    Hawaii is on its way down. I don’t see them improving for a few years at best. McNugget is a joke and his recruiting is not very good from what the Hawaii fans say.

  343. warrioryobo2 October 2, 2009 8:06 am

    time to start talking hoops

  344. lava October 2, 2009 8:33 am

    La Tech’s O-line was able to engage our guys in the box because they had a huge size advantage. This defense only seems to work if we have the linemen necessary to keep the backers free to make plays. We don’t seem to have the personnel to step the run against a team with La Tech’s size. To me it seems like our best chance is to put 5 big guys across the d-line and hope to plug some of the gaps on the line, and hopefully as the running back looks for a hole, the backers will have time to meet and greet and ball carrier.

    We need Quentin Beaver. What happened to him?

  345. Esme October 2, 2009 8:46 am

    Aloha kakahiaka, everyone! Hi, ST! :mrgreen:

    Very sorry to jump tangentially into the discussion, but just wanted to make a quick announcement to the Tsaiko gang:

    I’ve been inspired by Stretch’s success in raising $2,000-plus … so I’ve decided it’s time for me to also bring my A game.

    Therefore, here’s my pledge:

    [b]If donations to my page reach $1,500 by Monday, Oct. 12, I will wear a ridiculous costume for the race!*[/b]

    We’ll randomly choose one of my donors (I’ll have one of the Pink Side DLs choose a name randomly), and that donor will get to decide what stupid costume I should wear.

    I figure, I can swallow my pride and let you guys make a fool of me for a couple of hours. *shrug* Small sacrifice if we can raise the dollars to take a good hard whack at cancer.

    The link to my fundraising page: http://bit.ly/14on7o

    From my heart … thanks so much for your attention and support, gang.

    *P.S. Costume can be silly but not overly revealing. Sorry, no Slave Leia! 😆

  346. Esme October 2, 2009 8:47 am

    Oh, rats, the coding didn’t work. I’ve been away so long, I forget already! Well, the [b] section was supposed to be in bold. You know what I mean. 🙁

  347. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 2, 2009 8:50 am

    Okay – that’s the third Tsa-ko challenge for the race. If all three are met, then that will be nearly $5,000 donated to the fund.

  348. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 2, 2009 8:54 am


    Use karats not brackets.

  349. Esme October 2, 2009 9:10 am



    Thanks, Doc!

  350. madeinhawaii October 2, 2009 9:31 am

    new post up…
    something about Esme in a tutu…

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