Moniz is Tuesday’s chat guest

Quarterback Bryant Moniz will answer your questions during Tuesday’s Warrior Beat Show, which will start at about 10 a.m.

* * * * *

The question, posed by a co-worker, was innocent: How did UH get to the point where it will start a walk-on at quarterback?

The answer is: by chance and by design.

Twenty-one months ago, the Warriors were in the Sugar Bowl, and June Jones — in theory — was the head coach. Jones’ plan was to turn Colt Brennan’s job to Tyler Graunke, with Inoke Funaki as the backup. Jones wanted to add a freshman quarterback (Bo Levi Mitchell) and a JC transfer (Kevin Craft).

Then Jones left, Mitchell de-committed (and eventually joined Jones at SMU), and UH lost the recruiting lead on Craft. Suspensions and personal reasons hindered Graunke, which is why UH decided to pursue two JC quarterbacks — Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch.

Entering the 2009 recruiting season, the plan was to create a class system at quarterback, which is why the Warriors tried to sign high school seniors instead of JC transfers. And, for the most part, the plan was successful. The Warriors entered with one senior (Alexander), one junior (Rausch), two sophomores (Shane Austin and Moniz, who joined as a walk-on) and three freshmen.

Then the injuries hit . . .


  1. djmitcho October 3, 2009 9:51 am


  2. djmitcho October 3, 2009 9:52 am

    Watching UW-ND. Manti gets the start for ND today

  3. jm2375 October 3, 2009 9:56 am

    Top 5!

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

    Hope GA’s injury doesn’t derail the progress the team has made so far. It’s always nice to beat the Fresnecks, especially at home.

  4. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    dragging this over from earlier post.



    Aloha. as promised:

    The name of the company is Mercantila. Located Roseberg Oregon.
    tel. 1-800-718-1710. Sales lady’s name is Kathy (ext 3653). She is there today until 5pm PST.

    The recommendation is the Kettler Upright Bike. It is compact (easy to travel. Holds 500 lbs (think 350 lbs lineman w/full gear).

    Buy today, leaves warehouse within 2 days, arrive UH by this Friday, before FSU game. Free Shipping. Free and in FREE shipping to Hawaii. Total cost: $629. No taxes.

    they also sell the Schwinn Airdyne. If you wanna ask her about that one. But the recommendation, because its more compact, is the
    Kettler. More easy to travel. thanks.

  5. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:57 am

    Have a nice weekend Tsaikos.

    Go Warriors!

  6. Long Time UH Fan October 3, 2009 9:59 am

    Wisconsin’s running game looks good…

  7. Top 10 October 3, 2009 10:01 am

    I am here

  8. Frank25 October 3, 2009 10:02 am

    Aloha Everyone

    Hope everyone has a nice day in our great State of Hawaii, enjoy your weekend. See some of you Tsaikos tonight?

  9. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  10. madeinhawaii October 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Morning all!

    I just gave Greg a final vote (he’s now #23) out of appreciation and respect for all that he gave in his brief career as a Warrior.

    Praying for a successful operation today.

    Much Mahalo Greg!

  11. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 10:06 am

    Whoa, Frank25 is on!

    Have a good time tonight.

  12. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 10:11 am

    Most definitely best wishes and a successful recovery to Greg!

  13. Frank25 October 3, 2009 10:13 am


    what are you talking about, your gonna be there too? right? lol dont worry about the tired, sore feet? lol

  14. Long Time UH Fan October 3, 2009 10:13 am

    Hope all goes well for Greg’s operation, lots of luck for a speedy and full recovery, and much success in his academic endeavors. Mahalo for being a WARRIOR!

  15. chopsueyboy October 3, 2009 10:18 am

    top twenty

    Good football morning Tsaikos!

  16. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 3, 2009 10:20 am

    From yesterday’s blog

    Now that we’re just a week away, start saving your HI-5 cans & bottles to bring to the next T-Gate on Saturday, October 10.

    The beneficiary this time is the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s SAVE OUR SPORTS Drive.

    The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be stored during the breakdown before the opening ceremonies at Aloha Stadium. We’ll set the bin back up at the post-game party as well.

    We’ll also pick up quantities in excess of 250 containers anywhere on O`ahu on the Sunday following the T-Gate provided that arrangements are made no later than the Friday before since we’ll have to borrow a truck.

    On Saturday, October 24, is the BOISE STATE T-Gate. The beneficiary of that HI-5 Drive will be “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000th win. By the, Coach Shoji should have his 1,002nd win the night before.
    Here are the recipients at the remaining home games: Saturday, November 7, UTAH STATE – Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Fall Semester Program; Saturday, November 14, NEW MEXICO STATE – Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance; Saturday, November 28, NAVY – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Men’s Sports other than football; Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Wahine Sports other than volleyball. The T-Gate recipient for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl will be announced after the regular season.

    Again, ALL of the redemption fees will be made on behalf of the Tsai-kos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate.

    NOTE: We’re coordinating a major recycling drive at three different sites in Windward O`ahu on the morning of October 24 to benefit the after-school sports programs at Castle, Kalaheo and Kailua High Schools coordinated in part by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

    More details to come, but please encourage your friends, co-workers, relatives, etc., who live in Waimanalo, Kailua, Kane`ohe & Kahalu`u to support the event. by saving their HI-5 cans & bottles. Our goal is to collect 60,000 containers in three hours at the three sites combined.

    Mahalo in advance for supporting these youth and UH athletic programs.

  17. ai-eee-soos October 3, 2009 10:20 am

    Keep voting for Greg Alexander;

    because you are voting for both Greg AND Hawaii.

    See post #10 for link.

    Good Luck Greg; thanks for all you’ve done for the Hawaii program.

  18. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 3, 2009 10:24 am

    What’s happening tonight?

  19. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 10:26 am


    It’s not the feet I’m worried about (the knees). You guys will rock this town a lot harder without me.

  20. chopsueyboy October 3, 2009 10:27 am


  21. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:31 am

    Just can’t plan for that injury bug…

  22. Frank25 October 3, 2009 10:31 am


    okay, sorry the knees! i have some duct tape you can use to prep the knees!!!! your gonna miss out all the fun? lol

  23. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 10:37 am


    lol. 😀

  24. Rob25 October 3, 2009 10:37 am

    A-sports: Come sit by me and keep me company. You know that A-joe will be busy shaking his booty down to the ground and you no need worry about the knees.

    Does somebody have a slot machine to entice A-sports? For entertainment purposes only, of course.

  25. labrat October 3, 2009 10:47 am

    Was watching a bit of the Navy game. Their oline really goes low on their blocks. Dline will have to protect their knees.

  26. Don Weir October 3, 2009 11:03 am

    As promised:
    From Mercantila in Roseberg, Oregon (Sales Person Kathy)
    1 Kettler Bike as recommended
    Ordered and paid for 10/03/2009 at 11:07
    Total Cost $664 ($50 rebate coupon being sent for future purchase)Confirmation # 485077
    Ships early next week (Tues)
    FedEx expected arrival at UH Athletics Complex on Friday
    Mahalo for the contact information


  27. Addahknowsports© October 3, 2009 11:09 am


    Now you know that there is no way that you are going to sit on the sidelines and keep me company. You are all in and I have a feeling that I will pay the price. Bwahahaha.

  28. addahknowjoe October 3, 2009 11:12 am

    Howzit gang!

    AG- Godspeed. Mahalo for coming to Hawaii and sharing your talents with us all.

    Don Weir- mahalo for the update.

    da 25’s- See you two tonite!

  29. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:19 am

    Good news, Don Weir! Mahalo!

  30. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:20 am

    Wildcat Update

    Linfield, 28-7. end of 3rd.

    Weber St., 15-14. halftime.

    GO WILDCATS x 2!

  31. Rob25 October 3, 2009 11:33 am


    Aw come on! I will definitely spend some time with you. 😆

  32. Diogenes Sinope October 3, 2009 11:44 am


    Don’t forget Esme’s challenge:

    It is for a good cause. If I win the naming contest, I MIGHT turn the honors to Stretch who will need something to compensate him for his loss of dignity!!!

  33. Diogenes Sinope October 3, 2009 11:46 am


    You too good!!!


  34. al October 3, 2009 11:49 am

    meanwhile back at the ranch……

    michelle wie is in the clubhouse. didn’t blow up, but didn’t light it up either. shot an even par and is 8 strokes under and an equal amount off the leader, ochoa (w/one hole left). this puts wie tied for 13th w/ a bunch of others. so she is either 13th or 16th.

  35. 99club October 3, 2009 11:56 am

    Mahalo for your hard work and dedication, Mr. Alexander. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery from your knee surgery.

  36. Willie October 3, 2009 11:57 am

    I said this yesterday, hoping Wie would break her normal “MO” of being in the top 10 after the 1st two qualifying rounds. Then shoot 4 to 8 strokes worst than other top 10ers on pressure Saturday. Unfortunately nothing has changed and she will post 3 to 6 strokes under par tomorrow with no chance to win with no pressure.

  37. Ralph October 3, 2009 12:05 pm

    good job BigHilo and Don Weir…I hope Kathy is correct in stating that the bike will operate as efficiently as the Schwinn Airdyne and it is more compact for travel. Hopefully it has a proven track record with big, heavy football guys using it a lot. Great timing for GA to rehab on the sidelines.

  38. labrat October 3, 2009 12:46 pm

    And Kenny wins.

    Navy 16 – 13 over Air Force in overtime. Navy actually had the game with over a little than 1 minute to go in the 4th quuarter but a lolo player lowered his head and hit the Air Force quarterback after he threw the ball that was intercepted giving Air Force new life which led to a field goal that tied the game.

    It was a fun game to watch. 2 teams with similar offenses with identical defensive schemes. You could have them switch unis and you would not know the difference. You want to know how to defense their offenses this is the game to watch.

  39. chopsueyboy October 3, 2009 12:54 pm

    Notre Dame does to U-Dub what UNLV did to Hawaii

  40. labrat October 3, 2009 1:08 pm

    Georgia almost did it to LSU too. Same pass to the endzone. Wide receiver out jumping db. But the lolos got an unsportsman like penalty which gave LSU good field position then they scored to win the game.

    This seems to be the week for lolos.

  41. Ralph October 3, 2009 1:14 pm

    Nevada hasn’t won a game this season but they are up 14 points on UNLV.

  42. Kapolei Doc October 3, 2009 1:26 pm

    When this season started I must say I didn’t really have any expectations for the Warriors. However, I did and still have hope that they will finish the season at least .500.

    After the first two games even though we won I believe the team was trying searching for an identity.

    In an earlier post days before the UNLV game I said that the next two games (UNLV and LA Tech) critical and the team’s focus and resolve would be tested. I felt that if they met this test in a positive way they would establish their identity and thus I would have some expectations for the reamainder of the season.

    Losing to UNLV by one point when we should have won by at least fourteen and then losing to LA Tech when we played at our very worse was a direct result of losing focus and resolve.

    I think the teams lackluster performance on defense made the LA Tech offense look better than they really are. I guess we will see if that is true when LA Tech plays the rest of their WAC schedule.

    With all that’s happened I hope the fan support will continue, the team will suck it up, find their identity and we can finish at least .500. Anything more will be a blessing. Anything less ….. well let’s just hope there’s not anything less.

  43. chopsueyboy October 3, 2009 1:29 pm

    UW had 6 tries in the last minute of the game from the one yard line and couldn’t score. We are not alone, unfortunately, not exactly the club we would like to create.
    Next game…Beat FSU!

  44. Long Time UH Fan October 3, 2009 1:30 pm


    NV ahead of UNLV 63-28 in waning moments of 4th Qtr

  45. tattoo October 3, 2009 1:43 pm

    This site is like fantasy island

  46. d1島 October 3, 2009 1:46 pm


    Stay off the runway, ze plane is landing soon! 😆

  47. d1島 October 3, 2009 1:51 pm

    Wildcat Update

    Linfield goes to 4-0 with 31-7 win over Menlo.

    Weber State loses a heartbreaker to Montana St., 21-26 with the ball on the Bobcat 1 as time runs out.

    GO WILDCATS x 2!


    Nice win for the Bobcats. Good luck next week against the ‘Jacks!

  48. d1島 October 3, 2009 1:52 pm


    Maybe you and Slugger might want to make a little wager. 😉

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 1:58 pm

    Things happen.

    Didn’t Moniz play in the RnS in JUCO?

  50. d1島 October 3, 2009 2:30 pm

    What’s up in Boise!

    0-0 after 1.

  51. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 2:47 pm


    Now 3-0 Boise w/7 min. left in half. What a slow start for them.

  52. chawan_cut October 3, 2009 2:47 pm

    i still don’t know where i am.
    where is here?

  53. d1島 October 3, 2009 2:52 pm

    Let’s see…

    nope, no “D” in Cal!

  54. A-House October 3, 2009 2:59 pm


    I am a little confused about the bike.

    What happened to the first bike that was purchased and supposedly shipped to Washington and then to Las Vegas? Recent posts indicate that this bike is now going to be shipped directly to UH.

    Then, what happened today with Weir purchasing another bike which will be shipped FREE direct to UHAD.

    Does this mean that the Warriors will have 2 bikes?

  55. Maverick October 3, 2009 3:10 pm

    Yea Baby!
    DPK , Your Absolutely Right on!

    “Things Happen.”

    Murphys Bar Law.

    Thx for sparing us the French version.

    “Things Happen”


  56. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 3:22 pm

    I wonder if TCU will start pulling away from the Mustangs in the second half. Frogs lead 12-7 at the intermission.

  57. d1島 October 3, 2009 3:23 pm


    Thanks. Following on GameCast. 13-0, half.

  58. d1島 October 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    …also TCU over SMU, 12-7 at the half.

    musta been the long trip for the Mustangs. 🙄

  59. HiFlyer October 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    A-house – Don Weir cancelled the first order because of the slow delivery and bhf2 was able to find a new vendor in Ore. of all places. Different model than the origanal but should be here by late next week.

  60. Maverick October 3, 2009 3:29 pm

    What a Saturday.
    No Warriors finishing the lineup


    D1. If i wasn’t listening to the Boise game on the radio, I would be watching some M*A*S*H re-runs with the trusty, dusty DVD’s.
    Thanks again for the Frank Burns quote this am.

    I think that was a first for this blog, ya?

  61. d1島 October 3, 2009 3:49 pm


    Colonel Flagg: Have you ever heard of the Malaysian Chest Implosion Torture?
    Radar: [intimidated] No.
    Colonel Flagg: That’s because it hasn’t been invented… yet.


  62. royvic October 3, 2009 3:50 pm


    He did every thing with conviction from the very first snap last year at Florida to the very last play of his collegiate career at Latech where he was trying to gain one extra yard on a running play knowing that he was behind 24-6.

    And sandwiched in between were games where he took shots from opposing pass rushers and shots from the critics.

    But it’s the shots he took down field in finding his open receivers with bullet passes or the shots he took in finding an opening in the defense where he tucked the ball and ran with so much heart that he’ll be best remembered.

    Relentless were the pass rushers throwing him to the ground. Yet he got up.

    Relentless were his critics, saying he had slow reads and slow feet. Yet he did everything to improve, including working out seemingly non stop since the Notre Dame game where he was thrown to the carpet eight times.

    And through it all he kept his head high. Not once did you see him groan from the pain inflicted by his opponents throwing him to the ground. Not once did he bemoan his coaches or team mates for sharing in the infamy of setting the all team records for sacks allowed.

    Very few men are cut from the same cloth Alexander is cut from. Very few men exhibit an unselfishly yearning to put his body on the line in gaining that one extra yards for his team.

    And though it cost him, he did it with valor, like he did in the Central Arkansas and New Mexico State game last year where through no fault of his own he had to better the script that was handed to him where receivers were covered and he had wherewithal to take off and run with the ball. Had he not those games may have been loses.

    In real life you’d want someone like Alexander on your side. Or team. Especially if you are a soldier, firefighter, police officer because sizing his character up you can tell he’d do his work or assignment with dedication, loyalty and above all with valor. He probably be the type a person that would give up his life for others.

    That’s the feeling I have of Alexander.

    He epitomizes the essences of being a Warrior. I join in with others in wishing all the successes in his future.

  63. Don Weir October 3, 2009 4:02 pm

    Bike Update
    Bike 1
    Due date for shipment kept moving back due to manufacturer. Bike was already paid for and the delivery did not make it in time for the LV game so we could bring it back as aprt of tema cargo. Finally we had Hawaiian Air Cargo get involved (Friday morning) after speaking with the vendor and found that the bike is in transit to LV. Once there I am having the bike shipped directly to HNL and I will pick it up and bring it to UH.
    Bike 2
    bhf2 contacted me saying he found a great buy on a 2nd bike (ones at UH now are falling apart) so we paid for the 2nd bike and it is being shipped free of charge directly to the UH Athletic complex. Order is in and bike leaves Oregon on tuesday I am told; FedEx is supposed to have the bike to the trainers by Friday of this coming week.
    We will have 2 bikes in motion for Warrior Football.
    I will post upon delivery.

  64. Maverick October 3, 2009 4:05 pm

    Very nice. Good timing. Good read. I agree

    D1. No other show has been anywhere close to creating a Col. Flagg character.
    What inovators. Never a dull moments with the reruns.

  65. NYUH October 3, 2009 4:09 pm

    Nevada ran all over UNLV 63-28

  66. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 4:17 pm

    Boise State must be having an off-night against UC Davis.

    Boise 27, Davis 10, early in the 4th quarter.

  67. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:19 pm


    Beat me to it. UC_Davis just converted a 4th and long to the BS-You 16 yd line

  68. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    PI. 1st and 10 @ BS-You 12

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    *DPK leaps to his feet, applauding and cheering royvic’s #62!*

    I wanted to write a lengthy post regarding the loss of our excellent QB, but knew that sooner or later someone would here would express my exact feelings. Thank you for doing so.

  70. chopsueyboy October 3, 2009 4:24 pm

    excellent read…GA had a poker face about him
    you never knew if he was in pain but you always knew
    he was willing to give his all for the good of them TEAM.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 4:25 pm

    Another thought on Moniz… If he shows up as a walk-on and appears to come from nowhere to become our starter, there are good reasons for that. Sooner or later, I think he’ll be a good one.

  72. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 4:26 pm


    Davis scores the TD on a short pass.

  73. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:26 pm

    13 plays, 72 yd drive. TD UC-Davis

  74. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    missed PAT. 27-16, 11:27 left

  75. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 4:28 pm

    Davis misses the extra point wide left (after being assessed a false start penalty). Rain is starting to come down again in Boise.

    27-16 Boise, 4th Q.

  76. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 4:28 pm

    Kamehameha vs. Saint Louis tonight. Ya know who I’m rooting for.. 😉

    Who do you guys think will win?

  77. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    BS-You, 3 and out.

  78. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:37 pm


    They split last night.

    Intermediate game won by SLS, 12-0.
    JV won by KS. 13-7.

    Toss-up tonite. Some say KS has the edge because of their defense.

  79. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:43 pm

    Davis comes up short on 4th down and 16.

    Boise takes over near midfield, under 7:00 left.

  80. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:45 pm

    Kellen Moore sacked for 9 yd loss on 3rd down. 3 and out again!

  81. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 4:45 pm

    Don Weir,

    Don Weir,

    2 bikes? you hear that A House? A House you hear that? 2 bikes.

    tell me Tsaikos and Na Koa don’t step up….

    We step up.

    Thank you Don Weir.


    gonna be there Saturday. Gonna see what we got. Gave $$ to Samoa today. Give my hear to UH Warriors!




    thank you for backing us up.!1 really!!! thank you thank you!

  82. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 4:47 pm


    IIRC, that may be the first sack given up by Boise since the Oregon game.

    Other than that, what a sloppy game on both sides. Bet this game could not end any sooner for Boise.

  83. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 4:48 pm

    the 2s gotta know that the team, and its biggest supporters, are not quitting and are doing what we can to get Coach to up his game!!!



    my goal is to get the HiFlyers to change their numbers.




  84. labrat October 3, 2009 4:53 pm

    I pick defense. Kam.

    Miami is beating Oklahoma.

  85. Committed Road Warrior October 3, 2009 4:54 pm

    Boise’s going to win this one, but this isn’t gonna look good for them in the eyes of the national sports media. They have a long week before their Wednesday night game in Tulsa.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if some leap-frogging of Boise takes place in tomorrow’s popularity contest (aka the polls).

  86. d1島 October 3, 2009 4:56 pm

    BS-You scores a “for the polls” TD late.
    34-16, 0:38 left

  87. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 4:59 pm


    Bryant Moniz,

    know this about Don Weir,

    and you'[ll know this about yourselves.

    He ain’t afraid tto step up for himself, for Hawaii, for UH.

    remember thos Bryant Moniz.. be like Don Weir.

    and I ain’t gonna ask the blog boss to erase this post.

    You have a GREAT NAME.



    i am excited for us, because we got you!!!! !!

    and for your running backs coach, vision Brian, vision!

  88. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:01 pm


    (whispering)pssst…no say “Kam”. DPK going get all wild.
    Thanks, eh.

  89. labrat October 3, 2009 5:05 pm

    d1 no matter I am a Governor.

  90. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:08 pm



  91. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:16 pm


    This would be an interesting game film for the coaches.
    IIRC UC Davis usually plays good defense and seemed to do pretty well today.

  92. labrat October 3, 2009 5:17 pm

    Miami beats Oklahoma 21 -20.

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 5:22 pm

    I hope you folks are right about *KAMEHAMEHA’S* defense. They may be just what is needed to give the Warriors the edge. Ryan Ho needs to have his best game yet.

  94. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:22 pm


    Checked out OU-Wassou GameCast. Only score available; no other data. As in, “what else do you need to know? It’s 45-0 in the 3rd quarter.”

  95. Rob25 October 3, 2009 5:34 pm

    Thank you d1…it is Kamehameha and apparently labrat is from lower campus.

  96. Kazz (T-H-R-E-E more for Coach Shoji) October 3, 2009 5:36 pm

    Rainbow Wahine stop New Mexico State in four sets

    Advertiser Staff

    Kanani Danielson had a match-high 21 kills to lead No. 4 Hawai’i to a 25-21, 15-25, 25-22, 25-11 victory over New Mexico State in Western Athletic Conference women’s volleyball at Las Cruces, N.M.

    The Rainbow Wahine improved to 13-2 overall and 3-0 in the WAC. The Aggies are 8-5 and 3-1.

    Stephanie Ferrell added 11 kills for UH, which concluded its first road trip 2-0.

    The Rainbow Wahine return to the Stan Sheriff Center Thursday against Nevada.

  97. labrat October 3, 2009 5:48 pm

    Vandals pass defense suspect. Colo St. just scored over the top and now lead 20 – 7.

  98. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:49 pm


    No prob.

    But Mrs. d1島 and I from da same campus! (and LTUHF) 😉

  99. d1島 October 3, 2009 5:51 pm

    Anyway, enjoy the game. I gotta go to a dinner for work (but I may “forget” to take my rayjio outta my pocket 👿 )

  100. gmahoney October 3, 2009 5:54 pm

    Right on, Royvic. Well said.

  101. wafan October 3, 2009 6:25 pm

    Thanks for saying it absolutely perfectly, royvic!


  102. wafan October 3, 2009 6:26 pm

    Any word about GA?

  103. wafan October 3, 2009 6:27 pm

    Hey, 2nd century!


  104. labrat October 3, 2009 6:50 pm

    Idaho Vandals are fighting back and now lead Colorado St 24 – 21 in the 3rd quarter.

  105. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 3, 2009 7:02 pm

    I thought that Idaho would be a gauranteed win for us…..

    watching them play CSU now i am having doubts…. the “easy” wins are going to be a challenge and the “hard” games are going to be….well =( lets just try our best.

    go warriors!

  106. Kazz (T-H-R-E-E more for Coach Shoji) October 3, 2009 7:03 pm

    Been waiting about twelve hours to think how I could put into words something worthy of expressing my thanks and sorrow for Greg Alexander’s situation.

    Many here have done a fine job already in expressing their feelings and appreciation for our fallen Warrior.

    While thinking, I realized the best way for me to honor Alexander is with the same honest consideration he has given us fans during pre-game and post game interviews.

    Greg Alexander was always black and white, no shades of gray with his performance on the field. He was always honest. He had the poker face/”Big Ben” thing going and we, as fans, never really had to second guess his post game remarks after a win or a loss.

    Alexander wasn’t the most athletic QB we’ve had or presented the most stoic pocket presence or the quickest release complimented with accuracy, but for ANYONE to follow Colt Brennan, who really could?

    Regardless at 6’4″ and 230lbs, Greg Alexander brought his equipment and his “blue collar” to every practice and game. He opened in Florida and was born under REAL fire then, he lead us to a late last minute win against Nevada last year, lit up the score board against NMSU last year and at Washington State this year, and he showed us we could play with a Top 20 team in Cincy last season despite our issues all around the board.

    The guy was the perfect representation of the everyday T-R–U-E UH fan, in that he may not have been perfect, but he was willing to give it his all to represent his school and his team to the fullest.

    Mahalo Mr. Alexander for everything you gave us. You are a better man for taking all the criticism we, the fans, have given you at times and always sticking to the way YOU play the game.

    No doubt, we, the fans, are better for having the opportunity to watch you play for us.

    May all the best fortunes in the world follow you forever!

  107. NYUH October 3, 2009 7:10 pm

    Idaho’s got some game.

  108. labrat October 3, 2009 7:12 pm

    Vandals up 31 – 23 early in the 4th quarter.

  109. wafan October 3, 2009 7:14 pm

    Go Kama!

  110. NYUH October 3, 2009 7:19 pm

    Well said Kazz!

    Idaho holds, takes over on downs 31-23 with 9:50 left.

  111. NYUH October 3, 2009 7:21 pm

    Although he was playing against 2nd and 3rd stringers, I was impressed with Moniz’s arm strength and quick release.

  112. Kazz (T-H-R-E-E more for Coach Shoji) October 3, 2009 7:27 pm


    October 3rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Although he was playing against 2nd and 3rd stringers, I was impressed with Moniz’s arm strength and quick release.

    You mean for the majority of camp or the LaTech game? Because while Tech had the lead I’m pretty sure Dooley didn’t sub out his starters.

    For a quarter Moniz showed a little of something we’ve been missing on a consistent basis, and that was a flash of some real pocket presence. His body language alone was enough to make people that were paying attention think that “maybe he’s the one” in the back of their minds.

    In Bryant We Shall Trust!!! :mrgreen:

  113. labrat October 3, 2009 7:40 pm

    wow Colorado scores at about a minute and a half to go in the game and goes for 2 to tie. Shilo Teo tackles and stops quarterback trying to run the ball in on about the one foot mark.

  114. labrat October 3, 2009 7:41 pm

    Colorado St. trys onside kick which is recovered by Keo.

  115. Long Time UH Fan October 3, 2009 7:44 pm


    Re: #62–Greg Alexander

    Excellent post….That was very well said….Great tribute to a WARRIOR!

  116. labrat October 3, 2009 7:48 pm

    Colorado St gets the ball back and trys to pass but the ball is intercepted by Shilo Teo. Game over.

  117. labrat October 3, 2009 7:49 pm

    Teo = Keo.

  118. labrat October 3, 2009 7:56 pm

    Idaho won’t be an easy game.

  119. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 3, 2009 7:59 pm


    no game is going to be an easy game this season….imo

  120. FloridaTed October 3, 2009 8:15 pm

    The bottom of the Wac has raised their game, isn’t that what we wanted?

    Yep, no “easy” games this season.

    Does anybody know the status of Rausch? His pinky still broken?

    Unbelievable providence that we have a #3 and #4 QB who can actually play well, that’s the silver lining under the storm clouds.

    No reason at all to give up on this season. Moniz will be a great guest on Tuesday.

  121. Ralph October 3, 2009 8:31 pm

    yup, I thought the Idaho game was in the bank, we got to work harder for each win. Kama Bailey had only one rush attempt and one reception. Teo with an INT. The Vandals pass a lot like us.

  122. Ralph October 3, 2009 8:32 pm

    C USA BCS Bowl bubble got burst, Houston Loss. Boise is the only one standing.

  123. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 8:32 pm


    very good posts guys.

    Greg Alexander,

    I too thank you for being a great leader for us. A true Warrior.

    i wish you the very best in life.

  124. Ralph October 3, 2009 8:34 pm

    oops, TCU is also in the house. They have to play BYU and Utah, will be interesting matches.

  125. Garret October 3, 2009 8:40 pm

    I’m impressed with Idaho’s improvement! They are 4-1 and I never would have expected that they could improve so much this quickly. Colorado State is a good win for them, especially considering Colorado State’s nonconference wins, and it is always good for WAC teams to beat MWC teams.

  126. Garret October 3, 2009 8:46 pm

    TCU has wins at Virginia and at Clemson, which will attract voters attention. If TCU can run the table in the MWC (and that is a big if!), it could be hard for BSU to hold them off to be the highest-rated non-BCS conference team. TCU will get more computer points than BSU due to the stronger nonconference schedule and the stronger strength-of-schedule for the MWC. The WAC hasn’t done that well in nonconference games this year, which hurts the WAC’s computer points.

    It will be interesting to see if the voters drop BSU in the standings after their struggle with UC-Davis.

  127. Garret October 3, 2009 8:47 pm

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

    This is the ultimate in green power–trees can be source of electricity due the difference in pH between the tree and the soil.

  128. Garret October 3, 2009 8:47 pm

    Man in Minnesota could go to jail for 90 days and pay a $1000 fine for violating an obscure 1887 law banning cursing while in public.

  129. Garret October 3, 2009 8:47 pm

    Brain imaging shows that playing Tetris actually enlarges the brain and may increase brain efficiency!

  130. Garret October 3, 2009 8:48 pm

    Study found that when you eat, not just how much you eat, can make a big difference in weight gain. Study found that when mice ate at unusual hours they gained twice as much weight despite exercising and eating as much as others.

  131. Garret October 3, 2009 8:48 pm

    102-year-old woman is quitting smoking–she has been smoking for 95 years!

  132. Garret October 3, 2009 8:48 pm

    Free play links pau.

  133. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 3, 2009 9:01 pm

    #62- beautiful post – I feel the same way about Greg Alexander- mahalo, royvic!

    #63- Mahalo, Don Weir

    Mahalo, BHF2… !!

  134. Garret October 3, 2009 9:01 pm

    If I’m reading the boxscores correctly, UTEP had more points against Houston than they had total yards against Texas!

    Texas 64 UTEP 7 (at UTEP)
    UTEP 58 Houston 41

    UTEP is a classic example of how things can turn around for a college football team in just one week.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 3, 2009 9:05 pm

    #106- Mahalo, Kazz!

    k’ gotta hit the sack early.

    7am date with east coast ‘Skins fans at JJ’s Broiler for the Redskins game.

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!!!

  136. Slugger October 3, 2009 9:34 pm

    royvic & Kazz,

    Great posts re: Greg Alexander. Hope his surgery went well today & he recovers quickly.

    Don Weir & BHF2,

    Thanks for the work on the bikes!

  137. al October 3, 2009 10:08 pm

    watching/listening to this doo-wop special. ch 1010
    amazing that many are still around.
    more amazing they can still sing it.

  138. al October 3, 2009 10:10 pm

    bringing in bryant moniz on tuesday is just brilliant.

  139. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 10:14 pm

    losing is the pits.

    Looking forward to rebound against FSU.

    maybe Nick, Ron, Brian, Greg and Gordy gonna talk amongst themselves, be honest about what it takes to get the KA POW
    facta goin on offense, make united front, and put up one leader.

  140. al October 3, 2009 10:19 pm

    greg alexander will be a success in his next endeavor.
    with his heart and determination he shall succeed.
    my thoughts echo all the sentiment and reflections made throughout the day.
    thanks for the memories!

    …nuff said.

  141. Ralph October 3, 2009 10:21 pm

    AL i tried 1010, got Khet then it went blank, no picture or sound. Gogi Grant, 80 years old, on tour and sang the Wayward Wind. At 80 I hope I’m at least standing and hopefully remember who I am 🙂

  142. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 10:22 pm

    what can we say to all the coaches, except to tell them and coach Mack that we support them and wish them the best in overcoming the La Tech debacle. It was a loss, sure, but only 1 loss. We still got a seaon ahead. People are still looking for bodies in the Samoas, still stunned. Long way to go. Prayers that our coaches will recover and make the necessary corrections.

    Quitters never win. Winners never quit.

    Go Warriors.

  143. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 10:23 pm

    nitey nite Tsaikos.

  144. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:31 pm


    Sincerely…the music is there.

  145. al October 3, 2009 10:33 pm

    greatest era in american music….doo wop.

  146. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:33 pm

    Congrats to Kamehameha.

    Heard a certain Tsaiko’s son got a pick in the EZ late in the game. Musta made getting drenched pretty satisfying. 😉

  147. al October 3, 2009 10:34 pm

    of course that was before my time.

  148. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:38 pm


  149. Ralph October 3, 2009 10:40 pm

    D1 i’ve got oceanic cable, 1010 KHET is a blank screen, I do listen to 824, golden oldies

  150. al October 3, 2009 10:40 pm

    and kaimuki must have gotten a positive grade check recently. they are now on a two game win streak…beat mckinley 32-0 tonight. guess i’ll be hearing it at home all week.

  151. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:41 pm


    Sounds like you don’t have HD channels….try channel 10.

  152. al October 3, 2009 10:42 pm

    ralph…did you pay your bill?

  153. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:42 pm

    It was also a great time for tuxedo rentals!

    Hale-Niu must have thought the good times would never end.

  154. Ralph October 3, 2009 10:44 pm

    HKHET what is the H for, i must not be a subscriber to this channel.

  155. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:45 pm


    Channel 10

  156. Ralph October 3, 2009 10:46 pm

    channel 10 works, this must be the public radio solicitations..I’ve watched these segments before.

  157. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:47 pm

    In a few years they going need to have longer intros for the different groups as they take longer to get on and off the stage….

  158. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:47 pm

    ….going be like Kiku Hana the other night! 😛

  159. al October 3, 2009 10:47 pm

    this is weird…
    doo wop show features 90% of the infamous black groups of yesteryear including show host jerry butler.
    in the backdrop, there are huge pix of marilyn monroe, dwight d eisenhower, jimmy dean what do they have to do with doo wop?

    the audience must have come from north dakota because 90% seem to have come from there.

  160. Ralph October 3, 2009 10:48 pm

    I was watching a replay of Auburn vs Tennessee, I know the Vols lost, and every time I see Lane all I can think of is “bachi”. I hope every SEC team stomp on Tennessee.

  161. al October 3, 2009 10:50 pm

    the h is for hd.

  162. d1島 October 3, 2009 10:55 pm

    in the backdrop, there are huge pix of marilyn monroe, dwight d eisenhower, jimmy dean what do they have to do with doo wop?

    Nothing! But it was cheaper to use the leftover backdrop from the Lawrence Welk Revival.

  163. al October 3, 2009 10:57 pm

    i went to genji’s today…but didn’t see any tsaiko’s so i went next door to sanoya’s and had the oxtail ramen. broke da mout. for less than ten dollars it was a steal.

    the boss had ten-don and of course we split a side of kim chee and a ten piece gyoza.

  164. al October 3, 2009 11:02 pm

    …follow the yellow ball.

    was lawerence welk ahead of his time?
    should he be credited with karaoke and not the japanese?

  165. al October 3, 2009 11:08 pm

    …and for dinner,

    #2 took a filet of wild salmon brushed it with a teriyaki miso sauce. then he took some mayonnaise and folded some wasabi in and using his improv pastry bag (sandwich baggie) he piped it out over the salmon with a creative design. then he sprinkled his favorite furikake over the filet for garnish and taste. baked it at 350 until just pink inside.

    the boss meanwhile, deep fried some chicken wings and prepped some young asparagus that we found at the farmer’s market.

    just thinking about it makes me hungry all over.

  166. al October 3, 2009 11:11 pm

    btw, what is everybody bringing for the tailgate?

  167. protector October 3, 2009 11:11 pm

    I agree with Kazz & others who felt Moniz was impressive and I don’t think the Offense will miss a beat. In reply to DPK on # 71, I think Bryant will prove he’s a “good one” sooner rather than later. He was just about to show it, however Greg Salas coughing up the ball prevented Moniz leading them to what would’ve been a touchdown. Still, the Fresno State Bulldogs are probably thinking they got a break when GA went down. They’re sadly mistaken because the Offense may be even more dangerous with Moniz at the helm-I expect Bryant to slice ’em up!

  168. Ralph October 3, 2009 11:12 pm

    Al whats your cholesterol and triglycerides count? got to be off the charts!

  169. Ralph October 3, 2009 11:15 pm

    Al we all got to bring a good luck charm, Ti leaves, bones, whatever it takes to shake the demons from our offense in the red zone.

  170. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:15 pm


    What was the breakdown for the “ten-piece gyoza”?

  171. Ralph October 3, 2009 11:16 pm

    can’t win without scoring points, regardless what the defense does, we need one point more than Fresno when the game whistle blows.

  172. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:19 pm


    Not sure about L. Welk and his bouncing ball. Wasn’t enka popular in Japan before TV? Seems like that would have influenced karaoke more?

  173. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:21 pm


    An old coach once used to say that there’s more ways for the Defense to score than the Offense.

  174. d1島 October 3, 2009 11:23 pm

    Listening to these groups, one can see why people thought The Four Seasons were “colored” at first.

  175. HiFlyer October 3, 2009 11:25 pm

    al – I thought it was mitch miller with the bouncing ball, but what do I know that was before my time.

  176. Ralph October 3, 2009 11:35 pm

    d1 but it will tough for our defense to score if it can’t stop the run, induce more fumbles, and since FSU will run, we won’t have the opportunity for INT. In this game, our offense got to carry its load and ST can’t give up field position or easy scores.

  177. al October 3, 2009 11:44 pm

    ralph…my cholestrol is at 94. not sure what the tri’s are but it is not high.
    d1….5 apiece.
    hiflyer….i think you are right, mitch miller. i’ll ask ralph. he’ll know.

  178. al October 3, 2009 11:46 pm

    we need a hero….enter, bryant moniz.

  179. Ralph October 4, 2009 12:05 am

    we don’t need a hero, we need a football team of 105 players ready to play.

  180. Ralph October 4, 2009 12:07 am

    yup, Mitch Miller. I just listened to one of his songs, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” on Youtube with John Wayne as a calvary officer.

  181. Ralph October 4, 2009 12:08 am

    dang, my cholesterol was in the 200, and triglycerides in the 400. Shouldn’t be eaten pork belly at the tailgate.

  182. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 4, 2009 12:10 am

    ok i have a question…some of the more football savvy and knowledgeable members on this blog may be able to answer

    my friends and I were talking last night about play calling, o-coordinator etc…we came up with a few more questions than we did answers. this isn’t criticism but more so wanting to know how it works. sorry if this has already been discussed and answered.

    ok here it goes

    Question : Gordy Shaw, Nick Rolovich, Ron Lee are working together to make decisions on plays Gordy on running, I guess Ron and Nick on pass. If decisions need to be made quickly to adjust to the opponents defense etc. how do 3 people work quick enough to make a decision in what may be a 30 second time limit? I have heard of 2 o-coordinators before, but 3?

    Question : Rolovich is “calling” the plays, but he is obviously on the ground and not in the box. Now is Rolovich “calling” as in literally signaling the plays that Ron decides on or is he actually deciding on what plays to run? example: if the next play calls for a pass, Ron talks to Rolo or does he just go on his own? And if its a run does Gordy come in and tell Rolo the play? Here is the confusing part for me.

    Its not that I dont believe its possible, but I am amazed that 3 people can come together and discuss the next play within the 30-45second time frame.

  183. al October 4, 2009 12:28 am

    my take is that mack said that just to defer blame in the future and to soften the blow.

    i believe that rolo is calling the plays based upon his observation, gut feeling, and the info relayed to him from the booth. all in all i am sure the ron lee has some kind of override authority. mack does to, but, he is trying to step back.

    the person calling the plays would be wise to take the info from those who are observing the coverages, tendencies, adjustments, and the like. calling from the booth or on the field is preference. june called from the field level and did a good job.

    idk if shaw is even involved since he has enough to manage as it is.

    i am sure that shaw would like to run 15 times per game just to put a damper on any all out pass rush, blitz packages, and the like.

  184. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 4, 2009 12:30 am

    Don Weir:

    How much money is left in the equipment fund started by BHF2? What else is needed?

    Also, would you please clarify something about the December 2 event. I read the announcement to mean that the price for two tickets even when purchased in advance is $300 apiece and that the $250 ticket price is only valid when purchased as part of a full table. DrDoc says that the $300 price is for same-day walk-ins. Who’s right?


  185. TYaiea October 4, 2009 12:56 am

    doc/doc, the way i read it is that you have to purchase the whole table for 10g, 5g or 2.5g and they call it national championship table, conference champion table or regular season table. if you want to purchase 1 or 2 seats then it will cost 300 per seat. they call this game day seat and does not mean for same-day walk-ins. it’s just a name they attach to the purchase of single seats. that’s how i read it.

  186. SteveM October 4, 2009 1:07 am

    I finally had time to watch the 1989 UH-BYU that Oldie provided. Thank you again, Oldie!

    I was at the game with my father…wow, 20 years ago. Leahey and Blangiardi in the booth. The future head coach of Navy and Georgia Tech in calling the offense. The current coach of Navy on the field in green. I remember the great feeling and the jubilation in the stadium…and we finally beat BYU and Ty Detmer. We beat BYU. We beat BYU 56-14 and it wasn’t that close!

    A lot I forgot–I remember they opened with trips right and passed incredibly. Then trips left…not the usual double wing. Reminds me of the “run & shoot”. Shovel pass. Major difference was the power I near the goal line. Kept reminded myself this was 20 years ago.

    I would like to see such a magical night again for the Warriors!

    Kinda late…good night everyone!

  187. ai-eee-soos October 4, 2009 1:37 am

    Good News — If it hasn’t been posted here

    Fonoti has found his family safe, in Samoa, per coach Mac.

    posted in the daily tabloid.

  188. wafan October 4, 2009 4:14 am

    A fine Sunday to everyone.

  189. wafan October 4, 2009 4:15 am

    Whoo-hoo for the Fonoti family!

  190. wafan October 4, 2009 4:16 am

    Thank you to Weir and bhf2. No doubt the bikes will be well used.


  191. wafan October 4, 2009 4:18 am

    Hope all the Tsai-kos returned home safely last night.

    Heck, I hope they returned to the correct homes.

  192. Garret October 4, 2009 4:24 am

    I think that it is great that the players had their players-only practice. The offense definitely needed reps with Moniz with the first-team offense and it is a good thing for the defense to work on tackling techniques and other fundamentals.

    Blaze and Estes stepped up their leadership of the team.

  193. Garret October 4, 2009 4:34 am

    I’m happy and relieved for the Fonoti family. I cannot imagine what he and the others with family in Samoa felt after the tsunami hit.

  194. wafan October 4, 2009 4:59 am

    The team leaders have stepped up. Take ownership and the responsibility.

    Way to go!

    You have not embarrassed the state as much as you have let yourselves down.

  195. wafan October 4, 2009 5:02 am

    Any skiers out there?

    Mt. Hood’s slopes openned yesterday!

  196. whitey October 4, 2009 5:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Now the team realizes that all warriors are of the utmost importance to the team. With players stepping forward to lead the team, set up a practice without the coaching staff, and get everyone’s attention, they have accomplished something that is special and will definitely help them in future games. Now they become dangerous.

  197. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Good news for the Fonoti family.

    Hope there was good news and hope for the Greg Alexander ohana.

  198. whitey October 4, 2009 5:06 am

    good morning wafan.

  199. wafan October 4, 2009 5:07 am

    Good article about Moniz.

    Need to keep having fun!

  200. wafan October 4, 2009 5:09 am

    Hi, whitey!

    Are you back in the islands or still on the island in the middle of the desert?

  201. whitey October 4, 2009 5:10 am

    Had a nice conversation with my friend who is very knowledgeable about football and he said that if you know the basic and fundamentals of the game, you can play it. If you block well, you play offense. If you tackle well, you play defense. If you cannot block or tackle, you sit on the sidelines. Simple!!!!!!!

  202. wafan October 4, 2009 5:10 am

    Hey! Hawai’i is not rated as the worst state for business!!!

  203. whitey October 4, 2009 5:13 am

    Still in the desert, shot a lousy game, but got to share golf, dinner, and laughter with the group, and that is priceless.

  204. whitey October 4, 2009 5:14 am

    wafan, you may be correct on not the worse for business, but for those who are there, it is.

  205. wafan October 4, 2009 5:15 am

    Nice to get away. Nicer to get back to your own bed, too.

    Hope you come out + rather than -. Or is it too late?

  206. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:18 am


    VERY GOOD QUESTIONS to coaches Mack, Rolo and Ron Lee.

    sounds like for now Rolovich is calling the shots, an Ron and Greg telling him “what about dis, what about dat.”

    if day say it like dat, wit all da bounce on him, den he’ll have more confidence in himself and he’ll know da pressha is on him. as it is now, since i’m confused as to who is da boss on da O, day must be kinda confused too. and dats leading to da wishy washy wishy on O in da redzone. watcha tink? . imho.

    its also my opinion dat day’ll get betta. i hope day’ll get betta dis week.

  207. wafan October 4, 2009 5:19 am

    Funny how Boeing moved from WA (ranked 2nd best for business) and moved to IL (ranked somewhere further down the list. I think they were upset because the government did not just roll over when they asked for huge tax-breaks.

  208. wafan October 4, 2009 5:21 am

    Give Rolo a knee brace, headset, clipboard, and crutches once GA is able to get back to the sidelines.

    That will confuse the other team on who is calling the plays.

  209. wafan October 4, 2009 5:25 am

    Whoops. That came out garbled.

    Give Rolo a knee brace/cast and crutches, and GA a clipboard and headset once he is able to get back on the sidelines.

    That will confuse the other team.

  210. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:28 am



    good one wafan…

    check out ST’s article in da HA today.

    told you, Blaze Soares for mayor!!!


  211. wafan October 4, 2009 5:33 am


    Governor Colt and Mayor Blaze!!!

  212. whitey October 4, 2009 5:40 am

    good morning bhf2. had to drop the kids off at the pool.

  213. Bulla October 4, 2009 5:43 am

    i am glad that the seniors decided to ‘clear the cobwebs’ with their team mates and do some walk throughs….that’s leadership. hopefully everyone did show up, that would be interesting to see if anyone didn’t.

    Big week to prepare for Fresno State, GO WARRIORS!!!

  214. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:43 am

    woooo hooooo.

    2012, Governor Colt, Mayor Blaze in da house, and Adam Lambert singing Hawaii Aloha.

  215. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:45 am


    good monring. yuuda made a good inquisition kinda guy. 😉

  216. whitey October 4, 2009 5:46 am

    good morning bulla

  217. Garret October 4, 2009 5:47 am

    The NFL Redzone channel is free for Dish Network subscribers today…it is also free on various cable systems around the country.

  218. whitey October 4, 2009 5:47 am

    now the coaching staff has to pick up the same thoughts as the players and start to come together as one. tomorrow’s practice will determine what the fresno game will be like.

  219. wafan October 4, 2009 5:49 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Thanks for taking the reins on the bikes. Whoo-hoo!

    Remember to have the picture taken with the bikes. Left cheek on one bike and the right cheek on the other bike.

    Uhhh, first, make sure the bikes are not able to move.

  220. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 5:50 am

    great high school games this weekend.


  221. wafan October 4, 2009 5:54 am

    Seattle mayoral “debate” was Tsai-ko style.

    Last night the two candidates “debated” in a bar. They had to take shots to get more time. One of the topics was Girl Scout cookies.

  222. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 6:02 am


    thanks for the tips, o wise leader! 😛

    the main point for the coaches is, STEP UP.

    the bike Don just ordered yesterday, betcha my seat tix it gets here first, before da odda bike. had to improvise, adapt, face da situation now. get da job done now. u tink da coaches r upset? pfttt…. i’m upset!

    dats wat da coaches gots to do. adapt, improvise, no make cry baby excuses, suck it up, get da job done now. today. pronto. spiffy kine speedy fast. andahlay andahlay. zoooom. rushes. afta burnaz on.

    I MEAN SPEEDY KINE MENTAL REPS fo da coaches, not City Diner kine mental reps! speedy kine. speedy kine. get da job done speedy kine speedy kine.
    and most importumento: convey dat urgency as one to da players!
    and each odda. give of yourselves, for the team! meaning, if you say coach Mack is your leader, then act like he is the leader! listen to him. period. back him up. period. make like da man below.


  223. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 6:09 am

    i tink i going take coupla close hangaz, cut off da cuvey parts, hamma da bugga till one end get point, flatten da back on sidewalk so no break da holda, get small piece bamboo, rubba tube tied on for da stgretch, den go down Richardsons and use da contraption to shoots sum aholehole for dinner. shoot sumtin anyways, and forget and wash away da pain.

    das wat i did when i had to forget my mudda and sistahz watchin Mitch an da ball. when i wuz way way younga.


  224. wafan October 4, 2009 6:16 am

    Hopefully, the coaching “confusion” during games will be addressed as a result of the players accepting more responsibility for their on and off-field performances.

  225. Bulla October 4, 2009 6:16 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    ugly week of football, whw, along with our ‘debacle’, last night SL loses to Kamehameha in a barn burner 15-6, and earlier in the day, Weber State, 4th and 1 on the 1 with 17 seconds cannot score the game winning TD….ouch.

    everyone has a chance to redeem themselves come next weekend, UH vs. Fresno State, Weber plays Eastern Washington and ‘the beast’ returns :), and I think Saint Louis plays St. Francis, but that is yet to be determined

    CONGRATS to d1’s Wildcats, they WERE victorious this weekend, good job!

    once again, these are only my observations, i don’t know anything, and for all the misguided ones, i support the STFU group…..Stephen Tsai Friends Unite

  226. EH NO MAKE ! October 4, 2009 6:19 am


    Thank you for your post regarding offensive coordinators. A few weeks ago I tried to make the same VERY valid points and some folks went all haywire. However, it’s a LEGITIMATE question that has an IMPOSSIBLE answer. NO WAY can three voices be heard and a play decided on in such a small time frame.

    It is I’m affraid, RIDICULOUS.

    ONE voice is needed, and STOP THE SHAM, this offensive by committee non-sense is an absolute farse.

    Clock management issues are VERY evident, confusion is VERY evident, the outcome is VERY evident. Remember third down near the goal line versus LA Tech, after 2 run plays came a fade, after a timeout, with the play clock almost expiring, UN-ACCEPTABLE.

    Head coach gets paid $1.1M, not his fault, can’t fault a guy for getting what he can get, but the school, Chancellor Hinshaw, HOW DARE YOU…
    How do you sleep at night knowing you are FLEECING the people of Hawaii in a time economic un-certainty…?

    $1.1M per season and THIS is what we have to show for it. It’s not about losing, because that is part of the game, that’s acceptable…it’s about competing and not embarrassing the home-folk. Well, that happened. Egg on all our faces.

    Fair question I think: How long will we (UH FOOTBALL FANS) stand for this…?

  227. protector October 4, 2009 6:23 am

    You’re right ‘bighilofan2’, they have too “step up” & the players have already taken the initial steps in the right direction. On the following morning after the hurtful & embarassing loss, I was cringing to thinlk Fresno State with their vaunted running game was heading here. Now that I’ve fully recovered from my depression, I see the next game as a way back to credibility & redemption & perhaps more importantly, a way to repair the damage to recruiting that the national butt-whipping caused.
    Let’s frustrate Pat Hill again, shall we?

  228. wafan October 4, 2009 6:24 am

    Salary always comes up.

  229. oldie October 4, 2009 6:29 am

    Morning alll!

    SteveM, #186 – You’re welcome!

    The 1989 & 1990 BYU games will always rank with the best. Sometimes we need to re-live the good memories to take our minds off the present misfortunes.

    I’m glad it brought back some pleasent memories for you.

  230. Bulla October 4, 2009 6:44 am


    i agree, Fresno State game is going to be UH’s BIGGEST game of the season, the proverbial ‘Pivotal’ game, we either go UP or we continue to spiral down….we shall see


  231. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 6:50 am


    i wuz tinkin exactly da same ting. recruiting on a national scale, afta da debacle, if i wuz coach, what would I say? what you tink da young man is tinkin? i’ll tell you at least one of the things I’d be saying to da recruit prospects.

    “we got players, dis and dat, from Samoa. one, his family missing, mudda and fadda and bradda, and nobody knew what was happenin for dayz, no phone, no CNN, nuttin for explain to da polyz wat da haps was in Samoa and Tonga. dats why we gave da team off for four days, so day can get dare minds right. anudda is fo try fo keep dem togedda. da polyz whith family and extended family in Samoa, California, Hawaii, all da polyz are a big part of our team. you could tell by watchin da La Tech game dat a different team dan da one dat played UNLV showed up in Ruston. but anudda facta is we need more speedy and players. thats why i’m here.” I’m not saying you'[ll automatically play. you gots to earn your spot. but as you’re seeing right now with Greg Alexander hurt, and before him had oddaz hurt, we give chances to da best of the best.”

    ahem ahem
    dat would be part of the speech. 😀

  232. bighilofan2 October 4, 2009 6:58 am

    have a great day Tsaikos.

  233. Coqui poke October 4, 2009 9:44 pm

    MW does it again. Plays great in the final round and plays through pain. Makes the cut. Places in the top 5. Moves up to 16th in money winnings. Still second in the rookie of the year standings.
    Didn’t win. Sure, but victories all over. Wait until she gets out of school and can give the game the time it needs. In 2 years she will be competing for the POY. Ya tink?

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