WAC hates UH: 2009 schedule is released

March 31st, 2009
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From UH:
Sept. 4          CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Sept. 12        at Washington State
Sept. 19        at UNLV
Sept. 30        at Louisiana Tech*
Oct. 10         FRESNO STATE*
Oct. 17         at Idaho*
Oct. 24         BOISE STATE*
Oct. 31         at Nevada*
Nov. 7          UTAH STATE*
Nov. 14        NEW MEXICO STATE*
Nov. 21        at San Jose State*
Nov. 28        NAVY
Dec. 5           WISCONSIN

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Just because there's no practice, it doesn't mean there are no workouts. The Warriors ran sprints and lifted weights this morning. Here's a picture of Waylon Lolotai, Alasi Toilolo, Victor Core and Elliott Purcell:

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And here's defensive end Aaron Rink:

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And here's offensive lineman Austin Hansen:

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And here's offensive lineman Matagisila Lefiti's new tattoo:

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For the first practice, the offensive line looked sharp yesterday. In part, it was new coach Gordy Shaw's emphasis on fundamentals and techniques. Often, he would stop a drill to offer pointers. He also has that knack of being able to observe several blockers at once.
But the main reason for the improvement is the line's overall good health. Last spring, center John Estes was hindered by a hamstring injury suffered while running the 40-yard dash. Tackles Aaron Kia and Laupepa Letuli and guard Raphael Ieru had a variety of injuries. Now they look fine.

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Wideout Rodney Bradley said he still is adjusting to the offense. He's grateful for being a mid-year transfer, which gives him an extra semester of work.

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Wideout Royce Pollard, listed as the backup to Malcolm Lane on the right side, appears poised for a breakout season.

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Agent Kenny Zuckerman alerts us to this Sporting News article, which mentions Ryan Mouton:

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=533369

Here's an excerpt:

10. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii (5-9, 187)
Mouton is not a well known prospect by the media, but NFL personnel men have started to move him up draft boards this spring. He is an athletic cornerback with the foot quickness and explosiveness to close on passes in a flash, and he has the ball skills to break up passes. He also is a competitive player who flies upfield to deliver violent tackles. He should be a nickel cornerback as a rookie and a starter in time.

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A very happy birthday to Colomaohana.

chas3

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Also, happy birthyday to JeJe (pictured  left, next to Kazz and JoJo):

jejekazzjojo

350 Responses to “WAC hates UH: 2009 schedule is released”

  1. gibu:

    1st!


  2. NYUH:

    Not as bad as July but March is UHF hell.


  3. ai-ee-soos:

    Hearing good things about the o-line - keep it going guys.


  4. bighilofan2:

    yeah, keep it going oline.

    chawan_cut
    thanks much for the videos.

    stretch,
    jason,
    kazz,
    thanks for your perspectives yesterday.


  5. bighilofan2:

    things sound so positive that the vibes is reaching Hilo. pretty good.


  6. ai-ee-soos:

    Just read your article, ST.

    Lots of info.

    Thanks from guys like me who can't attend practices.


  7. bighilofan2:

    ST
    i agree with ai-ee-soos.

    thank you.

    and chawan_cut,
    again, thank you for the video news.


  8. wafan:

    Goodmorning all!!!


  9. wafan:

    Top 10 to boot!!!


  10. d1島:

    Top 10!
    ...and still get money!


  11. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit wafan....try wave! I going look North and try spok you! :lol:


  12. d1島:

    Sounds like a good first step (literally, for the OL) at practice yesterday.


  13. Blackie:

    I hope the o-line has a better showing this year.


  14. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    O Line woes are over? Let's hope so. New season makes optimism "spring" eternal.

    Question for Coach Trapp: Whereas in Baseball, defense cannot score points, how much emphasis does he place on defense vice offense, i.e., 50-50, 51-49, 49-51, etc.?? Noticed that offensively, UH has been a lot stronger than in the past.


  15. Garret:

    I agree with ST's point that the health of the OL will make a big difference in the upcoming season. I've been a huge Letuli fan, and it has been a big loss in my opinion when he's been hurt each year. Having Estes suffer an during 40-yard-time testing last year really hurt, especially since he was supposed to be the leader of the OL.

    Hopefully everybody will stay healthy this year and Coach Shaw can mold them into the most effective unit they can be.


  16. Garret:

    I can't believe that the NCAA bring in $500 million and only employs *three* full-time investigators! No wonder the big-budget schools can get away with so much--they can have more compliance people at one school than the NCAA has investigators for the entire country!

    In the city limits, Baltimore has more than 600,000 residents. To police this population the Baltimore Police Department employs more than 3,000 officers.

    The NCAA oversees nearly 400,000 student-athletes.

    By the last count I heard, the NCAA, which brings in more than a half-billion dollars in revenue each year, employed just three full-time investigators and about two dozen others who are used on a contract basis. This is a small part of the reason why the NCAA never unearths any wrongdoing. It waits for the news media (lately, Yahoo Sports), to force them into action.


  17. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    What should I do on a day off???


  18. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    March 31st, 2009 at 6:38 am
    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    What should I do on a day off???

    Do what Rob25 does EVERYDAY at work. Blog and Facebook


  19. tom:

    Gee, top- 20!

    ST: what's the story behind the shoe? Cinderella effect?


  20. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Top 20?

    Howzit Liz and Stretch!


  21. Rob25:

    I knew you were insitgating again....


  22. Wahinefan:

    Question for coach Trap,

    How many players did you sign in the fall signing period ?
    Did you sign any one that will make as big an impact as Kolten Wong has
    and are you still recruiting for next year?


  23. Rob25:

    :oops: instigating...see Stretch...you are such a troublemaker


  24. Stretch:

    Rob25:
    March 31st, 2009 at 7:20 am
    I knew you were insitgating again....

    NOT instigating, just stating the FACTS


  25. Rob25:

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    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

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  26. Mr Colomaohana:

    Good morning tsaikos

    Wanted to shout out a big happy birthday to my wife, Colomaohana.

    Have a great day psychos.
    Spock you lataz.


  27. Rob25:

    Yeah, look who's talking...Mister I'm busy working...at least I'm not at work yet...hmmmm


  28. Stretch:

    Howzit MR C!!

    Happy Birthday to Mrs C!!


  29. Rob25:

    Happy Birthday Coloma!

    What's up...Mr Coloma!

    OK gotta get ready to go work....I've already had my conversation with Frank25 so I'm ready to go.


  30. jm2375:

    Happy Birthday colomaohana!! Have a great day! Is Mr C giving you some non-mommy time today? :D


  31. djmitcho:

    Good Morning All! Happy Birthday to Mrs. C.


  32. djmitcho:

    Chawan...thanks for the news vids. Because of you, no need iptv


  33. Nalani:

    Being a Mom of an OL, I love the fact that people are paying attention to them. They are usually the most underappreciated players on the team. =)

    BTW, I thought Kaha'i had a great practice. Hope it gets noticed.

    As a note, in the pix of Brett Leonard notice the hands hanging at his waist when he's already taking his first step. Gotta watch that. Footwork is good but hands are important too and if you don't get your hands on the DL first, they're inside you before you know it. Coach was working only on First Step yesterday since they didn't have full pads. I'm interested to see 1 on 1's in full pads.


  34. Nalani:

    Oh and a note on UH Baseball, my nephew from Colorado wanted to play for UH. He was at a JC in New Mex and led the nation in HRs. UH wouldn't even meet w him. He ended up with a full ride to Texas (Longhorns) where he started both years, was the lead off hitter, and won 2 national championships in 2003/2004 I believe.

    Hmmmm.


  35. Stretch:

    ST going to be on 1420 shortly


  36. addahknowjoe:

    Doesn't matter what your number is today.

    It's what's in your heart that counts!

    Happy Birthday CoMa!


  37. Kekoa:

    Good Morning Tsaiko's!
    Soaked up an eyeful of football yesterday. Great to see everyone so upbeat and working hard at their craft. I've never seen practice so crisp and spirited before. With a full slate of skills and techniques to learn and execute, the season ahead will be the true test of their ability.

    Off the Field Observations:

    >ST playing cupid for a certain math blogger.
    >sjmacro without myki next to him.
    >Many more fans on the sidelines than I've ever seen before!
    >Local Paparazzi lurking.
    >BarryM Official Photographer/Videographer of the Samoan News.
    >Captivating Liz Chun trying desperately to "scoop" ST.
    >Koakane, Stretch, G-Nalo, Ralph & James eyeballing the O-line.
    >Rob25 asking great technical questions about the running back drills.
    >"5" The number of iphone calls I received from a certain Tsaiko on site, worrying about where we were gonna go eat aftah practice!
    >Challenging coach Mack to a race to the practice field (he's on foot) I'm in my car, but he still accepted! He said he quickly figured he had the advantage because there were 3 Tsaiko's weighing down the car. Bwhahaha!


  38. Justin:

    Has Royce put on some bulk? He looked quite skinny last season.


  39. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker):

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise !!!!

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana $$$$

    Back to the Future(Lurking)!@#$%^&&*(


  40. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Haoli Lahanau Colomaohana!!!

    Willie Grace... whoosh!


  41. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Haoli = Hauoli.... :eek:


  42. Kekoa:

    Happy Bertday Mama C-Ta!

    Mr. "C" ~ This must be your most challenging day of the year. Take a deep breath and repeat the Mantra..."I think I can, I think I can!"


  43. Stretch:

    ST on now


  44. Kekoa:

    ST on the air right now on 1420.


  45. Kekoa:

    Ah...the pearls of wisdom have been unleashed on the public. ST, take the rest of the hour off!


  46. Addahknowsports©:

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana! You seem to have the most alternate blog handles that I have seen. Popularity becomes you.

    Kekoa-

    #37 observations. LOL.

    Have a great day all!


  47. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning All!

    Happy Birthday, Colomaohana!

    No questions for Coach Trap, just want to say congrats to the coaches and team on the good start and keep up the good work. ;)


  48. koakane™:

    8) good morning tsai-ko country another beautiful day beginning in this wonderful place we call our home.

    shout out to mrsC hippo birdie two ewe :D welcome again mrC glad to have you here. howzil bhf2, lizk robjr25 :twisted: instigator, ajoe, pnw cuz's and patnah kekoa.

    nalani where were you sitting yesterday? many were asking if you made it :lol: .

    d1 keep it up make dem bucks. no forget let me know if you can make sat game call me.


  49. Nalani:

    I was in my Gold Sequoia behind the fence. Aulani had to do homework so I was keeping her company in the car and watching from the top side. Good view actually. Sorry didn't come out to say HI.


  50. Calvin from Kona:

    What time is practice today?


  51. Nalani:

    None today. Wed 7am I believe.


  52. al ™:

    nalani,

    re: baseball recruiting. it seems that sometimes some coaches don't like to be told of a recruit. almost as though they want to discover them themselves.

    case in point: local boy wanted to go to UH. kept trying to get murakami's attention, just to have a look at him. for two years the kid, uncles, and family tried to get UH to pay just one look at one of his games. a local scout urged murakami to pick him up. they never bothered. the kid looks elsewhere and becomes a national star at nebraska and even got to the big dance. you may have guessed it by now, his name is shane komine.


  53. koakane™:

    E Kala Mai for this short Announcement

    Hear Yee, Hear Yee announcing Ronnie's Party Bash
    Be advised Tsaiko Country keep this date clear.
    Saturday July 4, 2009
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Bay View Golf Club Restaurant (45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Phone 247-0451.)

    Please join us in Fellowship, Fun, Family and Fudd as we welcome Ronnie back to Hawaii. Let us take this opportunity to reacquaint ourself with this long, lost and waverly soul.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Please consult SteveM. web page (http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/) for updated information and other notes about this event.


  54. al ™:

    furthermore....

    nalani.....we are really enjoying na leo's "i miss you my hawaii" cd/dvd. awesome stuff that. that video is really cool.


  55. Stretch:

    Nalani:
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:59 am
    I was in my Gold Sequoia behind the fence. Aulani had to do homework so I was keeping her company in the car and watching from the top side. Good view actually. Sorry didn't come out to say HI.

    no act, you wanted to stay inside w/ the AC.


  56. jojo ®:

    Colomaohana has the same birthday as jeje?!? OMG

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana!

    Happy 36th jeje!!!


  57. al ™:

    happy birthday
    mrs. c!

    happy birthday
    jeje!


  58. al ™:

    jojo....kaimuki grill opening soon in your neighborhood.


  59. koakane™:

    al tru dat and right on. all we can do is make sure they get into a school and get a good education while continuing their playing careers beyond high school. if by chance we can hook these kids up with a school they like better yet. but most times they eventually endear themselves to the school that chooses them.

    ah the magic and joys of coaching


  60. koakane™:

    instigator returns


  61. Calvin from Kona:

    thanks Nalani. Of course the one day I could make it....


  62. Calvin from Kona:

    May 9th Karaoke call - RSVP a maybe


  63. jojo ®:

    al - where will Kaimuki Grill go? Do tell, do tell! Future CC spot? Or is koakane moving to the neighborhood?


  64. jojo ®:

    homey, loa, see you at practice tomorrow


  65. Colomaohana:

    Howzit, gang!

    Wow!......

    Mahaloz for da birf-day wishes...seriously. Ai'soos, Mr Colomaohana....fo' dayz....you going blog hea', get da' spelling of dis ohana right, eh?? Sheesh....It's Tsai-ko......Sorry, he grad from where Jason grad.......hahahahaah!!!!!

    jm2375: Won't see da' keiki until after John Dominis tonight...Yay!

    Kekoa: Please! He should feel honored to be able to celebrate such a huge national filipino holiday!! hahahaha..... I know...WHAT.EVER.

    But, its my birthday and I don't care! hahaha...

    Thanks again, you guys and gals!


  66. (Jesse)James:

    Good morning Tsaikos...hope all is well...good to see some of the action at practice yesterday...probably the only spring practice I'll be able to attend....I have to say they look improved from the same point last year but still need work...it will come though...it's still very early and that was only the first practice so I am very optimistic....at least the players seemed more energized and focused....

    Dang, the three instigators are in the house....I better watch out...

    Howzit Mr. C....

    Happy B-day to Big C and jeje(does he still exist????)

    Okay...have to esme for a bit...


  67. Colomaohana:

    Howzit, braddah (J)J!!

    Came out of your hole, I see...


  68. Stretch:

    Coach Trap
    During last Friday's game, Coastal Carolina pitcher Cody Wheeler was getting into a quick rhythm between pitches. I was thinking that the batters should have tried to slow him down. Get in the box, then call time out, then take some practice swings or tie the shoes. What are your thoughts of that??


  69. duffer:

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana & jeje.


  70. Kekoa:

    Welcome back Princess!...Esme was an adequate guest hostess.

    3 Questions for Coach Trap:

    1. What inspired you to become a baseball coach?

    2. Did you ever consider coaching football?

    3. Good Freshman pitchers. Is Senior, Alex Bates injured?

    Thank you for maintaining a great baseball program.

    GO WARRIORS!


  71. Colomaohana:

    Thanks for visiting da pink side, duffer! hehehe..


  72. Garret:

    Pretty cool to see that the Warriors had the 7th highest SAT scores of all college football teams studied.

    At a glance, here are the top 10 highest and lowest schools based on the average SAT scores of football players (out of a maximum 1600 score):

    School, Average

    * Georgia Tech
    , 1028
    * Oregon State, 997
    * Michigan, 997
    * Virginia, 993
    * Purdue, 974
    * Indiana, 973
    * Hawaii, 968
    * California, 967
    * Colorado, 966
    * Iowa, 964


  73. Garret:

    Here are the football teams with the lowest SAT scores:

    THE BOTTOM 10

    * School, Average
    * Oklahoma State, 878
    * Louisville, 878
    * Memphis, 890
    * Florida, 890
    * Texas Tech, 901
    * Arkansas, 910
    * Texas A&M, 911
    * Mississippi State, 911
    * Washington State, 916
    * Michigan State, 917


  74. A-House:

    Coach Trapasso:

    After watching the Saturday loss to UC Irvine, I told my wife that this year's team will have to be reckoned with and the fans will return to support the Bows.

    My oberservation is that the 2009 Bows will be a showdow of the 1970-80 teams playing "small ball", advancing the runners( hitting behind the runners, bunting, sac flies ), some home runs, and scoring plenty runs. Those teams also had a wealth of young pitchers.

    Was your recruiting by design that this would occur this year? Will you continue to recruit to maintain this style of play?


  75. Garret:

    Some highlights:

    * Football players average 220 points lower on the SAT than their classmates. Men's basketball was 227 points lower.

    * University of Florida won the prize for biggest gap between football players and the student body, with players scoring 346 points lower than their peers.

    * Georgia Tech had the nation's best average SAT score for football players, 1028 of a possible 1600, and best average high school GPA, 3.39 of a possible 4.0. But because its student body is apparently very smart, Tech's football players still scored 315 SAT points lower than their classmates.

    * UCLA, which has won more NCAA championships in all sports than any other school, had the biggest gap between the average SAT scores of athletes in all sports and its overall student body, at 247 points.


  76. Garret:

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana!


  77. Garret:

    Happy Birthday jeje!


  78. Garret:

    Kenny Zukerman beat me to the Ryan Mouton article--great that ST posted it in his blog entry at the top!


  79. Garret:

    Oops, that should be Zuckerman.


  80. al ™:

    COACH TRAP

    the local players if given the opportunity become excellent role models for the community and have proven to be quite a drawing factor, will your recruiting efforts be a bit more focused on the local kids in the future?


  81. Stephen Tsai:

    Shhh. I stole a Coloma's pic from Mama Mia's Facebook page.


  82. Colomaohana:

    Mahalo, garret!


  83. Calvin from Kona:

    Happy Bday Colomaohana!


  84. Colomaohana:

    OMG, ST!!! Seriously??? Seriously.

    C'mon!!! Eeeewwwwww.....you HAD to pick the one with the double-chin showing, right???? Try again, please......


  85. Colomaohana:

    Mahalo, Calvin!

    Okay, seriously, ST.....


  86. Kekoa:

    Watchit ST...Mama C-Ta can break tackles and hunt you down!


  87. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, the other photos have you holding green bottles.


  88. Calvin from Kona:

    What's wrong with a green bottle pic?


  89. Stephen Tsai:

    Calvin:
    We're a G-rated site.


  90. Calvin from Kona:

    It could be organic ginger ade?


  91. Colomaohana:

    Yeah, ditto to what Calvin said....

    OMG....G?????? G???? I think you better tell some OTHER people that....

    hahahaha...

    Thanks, Kekoa!


  92. Stephen Tsai:

    OK. I've got a new pic of Colomaohana holding an organic ginger ale. By the way, how come Mama Mia appears in every shot?


  93. Stretch:

    ST - great picture, now TripleS looks like the alcoholic w/ the martini glass


  94. Calvin from Kona:

    Now thats a pic!


  95. Colomaohana:

    Buwahahahaha...hehehehehehe....

    THANK YOU ST!!!!! *muwah*

    BTW, that be tripleS and MamaMia808 from da' pink side....


  96. BigWave96744:

    I wonder how many announcers will get Lolotai & Toilolo mixed up or tounge tied.. Just like Funoki or Leon Washington :)


  97. A-House:

    Colomahana:

    I don't believe we have yet met, but a most Happy Bifday to you.

    You have certainly "spiced" up the lives of certain Tsaikos on this blog. Unsure, at this time, if this is good or bad.


  98. (Jesse)James:

    Big C...what???


  99. Stretch:

    BigC - was that picture taken before or after the shots of tequila and crown?? oh yeah, organic tequila and organic crown, of course....


  100. (Jesse)James:

    Stretch...that was before...but look how ripped she looks....LMAO


  101. (Jesse)James:

    Wait...Big C, no need to call Stretch non-G rated....LMAO


  102. homey ℞:

    First of all Happy belated birthday to MLiz...Happy 35th BIRTHDAY!!!

    Next, Happy Birthday to Big C and jeje. Wow jeje is 10 years older than jojo!

    Thirdly, Howzit going Mr. C! Will I be seeing you near District Court again? I could tell you some stuff... Bwahahahahahahaha!

    Fourthly, jojo, may not be able to make it tomorrow...darnit.

    Lastly,

    Addahknowsports©:
    March 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana! You seem to have the most alternate blog handles that I have seen.

    You should see her love handles! OMG! Muwahahahahahahaha!

    p.s. lastly, GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!


  103. koakane™:

    gotta run errands so :( going miss the good kuka kuka going on but will re-read all the ono stuff latta. eh be good and play nice. aloha and esmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme


  104. Ken:

    Questions for Coach Trap:

    1) Have you ever thought of having a lineup where you put Macdonald at second base and Alex Myers at first. Wasn't Myers supposed to be a highly touted 4-hole hitter?

    2) Where is Alex Bates, he was highly touted prospect last year, but haven't seen him pitch this year. He's got to be better than Ryan Davis.


  105. Colomaohana:

    A-House: I haven't had the pleasure of meetin' you yet! I'm sure that'll change soon! Thanks, eh! And 'spice' is ALWAYS good......I promise.....

    Stretch and JJ: you guys going get licken! Of COURSE that was before......or was it?? Hmmm...no can remembah.....in either case, my eyes are always pretty bloodshot. Its from yelling at 7 keiki and their daddy! hahahaha...


  106. homey ℞:

    Just saw the new pic...makes me lust...for a green bottle. Oh, and the women in the picture do look entertaining.


  107. (Jesse)James:

    homey....I wasn't going to say anything but..... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    just kidding...Big C....

    eh homey, you see Mr. C by District Court...I never run into him on Ft. Street yet...of course you have the better beat to patrol with the poodles...LMAO


  108. Calvin from Kona:

    organic ginger ale and blueberry juice for everyone!


  109. homey ℞:

    (J)J - I guess it was just chance or coincidence that I saw Mr. C. I better give him my number in case he is in the area again then we can MAYBE have lunch with him. You know, talk guy stuff... hehehehe Hmmmm, how can I give him my number without letting the Big C know???


  110. d1島:

    Happy Birthday Colomaohana!

    Happy Birthday jeje!

    Just pau da slot tourney; nevah ween :-( but looking around at the scores, maybe get chance for something :-) ...find out later.

    Q for Coach Trap: How come I no can find one line on your next game?Q?!?!

    nahnahnah...

    Question for Coach Trap:

    At this stage of the season, have you re-evaluated your outlook for the WAC schedule since before the season started? Who looks like the favorite at this point?


  111. Mia:

    Happy birthday, C!! Just wanted to come over and wish you a wonderful day!

    ST -- you can borrow pics from my facebook anytime -- just make sure we look good, kay?

    Have a great day, Tsai-kos!


  112. d1島:

    Garret,

    What say you about this worm that is set to explode on everyone's computer tomorrow?


  113. Colomaohana:

    A'i homey and JJ, you not supposed to tell about my handles.....hello?!

    And you know what they say about love handles.....You can always lose them...but ugliness, on the other hand.......


  114. homey ℞:

    Big C - That's why (J)J carries around his own paper bag. Ummmm, I use to carry 2 bags. You know, just in case one bag rips.


  115. roysan16:

    http://warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com/2008/09/13/game-day-3/

    Attention-- Honolulu Advertiser.

    Blogs that are left open allow posters to post this kind of garbage.

    Look at #516 to #521

    Some 3-6 months after the OSU gameday post (9/13/09)

    and posts that are left unmonitored and unobserved are becoming the

    breeding grounds for some of the lowlife's advertisements

    ...this shouldn't be allowed to happen.

    I've looked at other dates, and everywhere I've looked at has this pattern of

    infestation of garbage, usually of the unsavory kind.

    On another note the OSU game day posts showcases a lot of ...let's just say

    some excitable fans urging the Warriors on...in a 45-7 loss it's seems like

    losing a football game is a bitter pill to swallow, but the way we did in all

    phases of the game collapsing is hard to take, and I agree. And the posts

    and posters had the types of intensity that day wishfully I wished at times it

    could be transferred to the players and coaches on the field.


  116. Mr Colomaohana:

    Wassup homey and jj
    I stay in town but training.
    Maybe next time when I know in advance we can regulate fort street for lunch.


  117. homey ℞:

    Wow roysan16 - You write like a Kindle!

    BTW, yeah, spammers and clowns always do that.


  118. homey ℞:

    Mr C. - Shoots (not literally)! Next time let us know.


  119. Colomaohana:

    Good eye, roysan16!

    You know, on da' pink side, Esme has discussion leaders, like myself, to help her monitor the site for crap like that. Does ST have people to assist him like that, too? I'm sure he can (and I think he should) remove that stuff......

    We've had a few, *ahem* mamaz who got a bit carried away with their language and stuff, so we normally send them a gentle reminder via private message to either edit their post or delete it completely, if not, Esme will totally remove it. All of those people were pretty cooperative, but thats just da' mamaz side....

    I hope ST can help with this.


  120. homey ℞:

    Big C - So how many of your posts have been deleted to date?


  121. Stretch:

    Eh BigC - we no need monitors, we are very civilized on this side


  122. Colomaohana:

    NONE! Smart a$$......hahahahaaha.....

    Are you kidding....I'm the most polite one there.....

    *ahem*


  123. Colomaohana:

    Uh huh. Stretch. I can clearly see that......


  124. homey ℞:

    Watching the Warrior Beat w/ Wai and Tsai. ST sounds like he has a cold.


  125. homey ℞:

    Anyway, all the juicy stuff is sent via email...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


  126. homey ℞:

    This week's show is very choppy...for me.


  127. Loa:

    afternoon gang!

    Happy Birthday to Colomaohana and jeje!

    homey ℞ - next week full pads?


  128. duffer:

    Searching for frequency........what's up with that?


  129. Loa:

    Colomaohana looks familiar


  130. Loa:

    duffer - mine too, i think my connection must be too slow


  131. Mr Colomaohana:

    ST
    You need help. Just give me the signal we take care.
    Colomaohana knows we can get da 411.

    Back to training.
    Behave everyone.
    Check back on breaks.


  132. John Garcia:

    Hey folks, let us know if you're still seeing problems with The Warrior Beat live streaming video. We're live now and things look smooth on our end.

    How does the audio sound? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

    Aloha,
    John


  133. homey ℞:

    Loa - How can you tell, she doesn't have a bag over her head???

    You going tomorrow? jojo is calling us out! Sure gave us a lot of lead time.


  134. homey ℞:

    John Garcia - The opening and video portion was jerky and paused. Didn't get to see all of the video.


  135. homey ℞:

    Another live show with over 1000 viewers!!!


  136. Kazz:

    I remember watching that OSU game feeling the lack of intensity on the field and the thought of a bad season looming in the back of my mind. However I also remembered hearing Brashton Satele's mom a few tables away at Ige's in Aiea going nuts through the whole thing regardless of the score.

    What was more disappointing than ANY loss is the way the team appeared to play with no emotion or will which is why I remember labeling that loss as a "pilau performance". Some, or many, would rather take a blow-out loss than a close one… NOT for me. After the Cincy game, I was able to let it go within a few hours. The Notre Dame loss, still haunts me to this day as I do NOT believe that Notre Dame team is 20-something points better than us and I don’t care how many good recruits they had. I believed we had enough motivation and enough intangibles to get close or beat them.. Not to mention that while we had our struggles last year, we were NOT a "bad" team.

    With the good start to spring ball that many have reported, I hope this carries on as the "drop-off" of experience on the defensive side of the ball may be a telling tale when this season is done. Whether or not it will be a good tale or a sour one will ONLY be up to the coaches and the players.


  137. homey ℞:

    ST has another flower on his head.


  138. Kazz:

    So... this Saturday morning at Manoa, everyone can BRING DA TUNDA right?


  139. Loa:

    homey ℞ - i know now, one of the stars on esme's video?

    i was thinking next week, how bout you


  140. John Garcia:

    @Homey - I appologize for the latency with the videos. Hopefully things are smoother now.

    We'll have a replay up right away as soon as the show is over. We have about 10 minutes left, so get your questions in!

    Another show with 1000+ viewers! Thanks for watching folks!

    Aloha,
    John


  141. homey ℞:

    Loa - yep, she is the one holding baby coloma. I can make it Monday and/or Thursday next week.


  142. SteveM:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLOMAOHANA !!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEJE !!!


  143. homey ℞:

    John Garcia - It is smooth sailing right now!


  144. Loa:

    homey ℞ - ok, let me know then, i think d1 returns next week too


  145. A-House:

    Staying with baseball:

    How many recruits, if any, did UH lose to the Pros this year? IIRC, none and this may be the sole reason for their current standing.

    Also, is it my imagination that Kolton's swing is very similar to Greg Oniate and Mario Monico?

    Hey, Homey: did you play with either or against?


  146. homey ℞:

    Loa - Make that Thursday then.


  147. wafan:

    Happy Birthday C and Jeje!!!

    Two more Aries!!!


  148. A-House:

    d1:

    keep winning - no let da "house" get da betta of U.


  149. homey ℞:

    A-House - I "retired" from baseball before I got to play with Oniate. The ocean swells called me...


  150. MeiLing:

    Happy birthday to C-Mama & Jeje!!!


  151. A-House:

    Oooops, and a Happy bifday to Jojo's Jeje!


  152. Stephen Tsai:

    Homey:
    What side was the flower? Was I taken?


  153. homey ℞:

    ST - It was on the left...taken. When Trap came on the flower was on top of your head like a hat.


  154. d1島:

    When you are with the Princess, aren't you always "taken"?

    Sorry chawan_cut, that was lame....back to the tables!

    Loa,

    Yeah I get back at the end of this week but prolly only can make it to this Saturday's practice...unless something really amazing happens over hea! haha


  155. Calvin from Kona:

    Happy Birthday Jeje


  156. Stephen Tsai:

    Uh, actually, you guys are the only ones monitoring.
    I net $6 a day, I think, for doing the blog. So our budget is kinda tight.


  157. Kazz:

    ST,

    In regards to the "shoe'd out" comments about some players being reprimanded for not wearing the "proper" footwear, was it the wrong brand (i.e. Nike's instead of UA) or literally the wrong shoes (i.e. running shoes instead of football cleats)?


  158. Kazz:

    Colomaohana,

    Go on an extended lunch today, I am sure the company will treat you... hehehehehe

    Jeje, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TO BRADDAH!!!


  159. homey ℞:

    Kazz - You get plenty ink toner?


  160. A-House:

    Kazz:

    Thanks for asking that question - I was thinking the same thing, but forgetting to post it.

    That's a "loong time" to lose as a player; even if it's on the first day or Spring practice.


  161. owen-16:

    caught my 1st live bball game this year. as has been mentioned b4, those frosh arms are a sight to behold. wish i could've seen a slowmo replay of garcia's almost GW 2run hr in the 9th, good thing they pulled it out. keep it up in the wac.


  162. A-House:

    Homey:

    But a little bird told me that you were an ALL STATE baseball player.


  163. owen-16:

    UK w/ Calipari if he's able to bring in Cousins, Henry, and John Wall (aka Memphis' recruiting class) is a national championship favorite next year w/ Meeks and patterson.


  164. homey ℞:

    owen-16 - You are a catcher? What team?


  165. A-House:

    OK, al and some of you old timers:

    Comparing the 2009 frosh pitchers and the likes of Chuck Crim and Bryan Duquette of 1980, which is better? why?


  166. A-House:

    owen16:

    and most, if not all, the Frosh pitchers are over 6'2" tall - something unheard of at UH.


  167. Hawaiianbod:

    :smile: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLOMAOHANA!!! :smile:

    ..........have a great evening at john dominis.


  168. Hawaiianbod:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEJE!!!,


  169. homey ℞:

    A-House - pfffft, that little bird must have been drunk or smoking some good stuff! The closest I've been to All State was when I was considering automobile insurance.

    I remember posting on the blog that I was a bench player because I liked to talk with our team scorekeepers. They were 2 of the prettiest senior girls in our school!


  170. Mr Colomaohana:

    Hi a house
    I heard he all state on the west side.


  171. owen-16:

    homey - ha ha ha. had to re-read my post, didn't know WTH you were talking about at first.

    bats still need to come around a little more consistently, but can't complain about how clutch they are. trap seemed to push the right buttons by moving kolten into that 5 hole, and thus splitting up the 2 speed demons in macdonald and hernandez. any word on nate klein. need him and jalexander back at full strength when we get into the meat of the wac schedule.


  172. Colomaohana:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!!

    Kazz: SURE they'll cover my lunch.......

    A-House: They created ALL STATE recognition back when the dinosaurs roamed??? Wow.....

    Buwahahahaha....hehehehe....


  173. Colomaohana:

    Halaaaa...Mr. Colomaohana: WTH??? What kine "training" you supposed to be in?? I going tell........


  174. A-House:

    C & Mr C:

    Homey was so special that "all state" was really to low for him - some say that he was high school all-american - did they have such a thing back dangi?

    BTW, Homey, besides sitting on the bench, what was your starting position? Center field where the fleetest of foot with the strongest arm plays?


  175. Kazz:

    homey ℞:

    March 31st, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Kazz - You get plenty ink toner?

    Still get the same one from last season. Just gotta keep shaking it... :mrgreen:


  176. HiFlyer:

    Big C - Arrrrmy training, he learning how for do dakine covert ops from homey and JJ.


  177. A-House:

    OK, al, how come you give me wrong scoops on Homey? or was it j(J)? maybe, Koakane?

    Dang, spider webs, just like Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, big and heavy,clouding my mind!


  178. PowderPuff:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. C! Cheers to another March woman...woooo hooo! Sorry I wasn't there to celebrate with you on Friday, hence my new name: PowderPuss, by the one and only Instigator (sorry Rob25, for actually thinking you came up with that!).

    Sorry I missed Coach Trap; was out getting drugs to whack the nasty flu. Will watch it today. Must've been some crazy virus floating around that baseball/softball game on Saturday!


  179. (Jesse)James:

    Hey Mr. C...got your note...yeah, next time you're in town...maybe in May let me or homey know...we can get some good grinds down here...koakane has our e-mail...but shhhhhhhh.....no tell the wife....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHA


  180. homey ℞:

    Big C - I'm all state in my home...that's about it.

    A-House - Other teams thought I was the batboy. The umpire kept making me get the foul balls. I raked the dirt around home plate and the pitcher's mound after the game. They wouldn't let me drive the golf cart because I couldn't reach the pedals.


  181. duffer:

    Kauai Tsai-kos..........

    I'm looking for a place to stay in June and ran across this place. Any good...or bad?

    http://www.plantation-hale.com/?chebs=gl_plant


  182. Mr Colomaohana:

    What up hiflyer
    How you know I doing covert ops? Its actually training to keep tsaiko events calm and peaceful. And keeping Hawaii green.

    Colomaohana
    I'm on break.


  183. homey ℞:

    Hi Powderpuss!


  184. homey ℞:

    Mr C is training to be a love guru and a gardener?


  185. Mr Colomaohana:

    Homey
    No porget. A custodian, housekeeper, and tata.

    Back to training.


  186. PowderPuff:

    Hello, Homey!!!! How you stay?


  187. chawan_cut:

    bhf2, djmitcho,
    no worries beef curries. enjoy!
    d1shima,
    me taken? never.


  188. homey ℞:

    Powderpuss, I think you've been hanging around Koakane too much. Sound just like him!

    I steh good good, and how u? Googled your real name and saw a picture of you! VIP I see!


  189. jojo ®:

    homey, Loa, so next week Thursday is better for you? But not for d1? I'll try make Thursday. Anyone going tomorrow? DPK?


  190. homey ℞:

    d1島:
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Garret,

    What say you about this worm that is set to explode on everyone's computer tomorrow?

    Check out this patch for the worm just in case.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-067.mspx


  191. homey ℞:

    re #190:

    If you are not sure that you have been patched, you can check it by going into control panel, Add or Remove Programs, put a check mark on "show updates", and look for "Security Update for Windows (KB958644). If you have this, then you are patched.


  192. homey ℞:

    jojo - Are you going tomorrow? April 9th, Thursday is good for me.


  193. wafan:

    Mr. C . . .

    What about the housekeeper's tatas?


  194. roysan16:

    http://hawaiiathletics.com/index.aspx

    More thumbs up to UH athletic site. From where they were a year ago... to where they're are now is quite a transformation. And is deserving of recognition for this improvement. In the past-- posters here, including myself, have lamented the UH site as not being that good. For I have poked fun at them, but not anymore.

    I can't help but think that the people's appeal for UH athletic site in getter better had an effect. But deep down inside I have a hunch, also, that with JD coming aboard he may have had his hands in this area of unveiling this new and improved UH site. And to the ones responsible, I extend a lot of appreciation for improving.

    Being attractive can be alluring. And have it's benefits. And the web site by this new dress up is hoping on capitalizing into attracting fans, supporters, donors to the games, and interests in UH... and even recruits to the university's sports programs.This is what I see by having a great web site can do for the school, and for UH, in this area, they see the picture of how the extra efforts in improving will, IMO, have rewards in the future, where fans taking and absorbing all that's on the new site, from written stories to videos, soon are showing up more at the games. Ditto for donors, something that catches their eye or their heart can induce them into giving donations--and the web site can have this effect. And how... I hope it does. Likewise with recruits they can look at the site and become impressed about the attention the sport's teams are receiving and know that they're going to a school where there's a web site that showcases their play. The UH site certainly does, for there's daily updates and reports and video interviews plus an online media guide for each team. This is great. And my hope, more so, is that the web site makes people impetuous--from the fans, supporter, donors and to the recruits--in showing up and the games, giving support and donations to the school and to the recruits enrolling at the school.

    When I went the UH athletic site today I was overly impressed with the coverage of the site's coverage of the first day's Spring football practice. There's a written write up along with video interview with Coach Mack. And it's very informative. Although similar to what you might read in the paper and see on the new's cast, I like the part in the written story where the writer introduced the new coaches to the Warriors in this year's Spring opening practice... and introductions included graduate assistant Mike Smith, who seems to have been unnoticed in others reportings and write ups. I thought this was a nice touch.

    On where to find the Spring practice schedule and times here are the directions: Home>Sport>Football>Look to the right under links>2009 Spring Prospectus>First page. On the calendar are the days and dates of the practices.

    Navigating through the site I'm finding newer things all the time, like football score and results that I can scroll down quickly. Under schedule I can look up the scores and results dating back to 2001and the future schedules to 2013. What's neat about this is that not only does site give the results and scores of the game quickly by whichever year I'm scrolling for and looking up, but also by pressing under TIME/RESULT it gives a written summary of the games of the past, which the site is becoming a really great source of information. Also from the homepage next to recent headlines I can view the archives from the past. All the written articles are saved, and even this aspect of preserving the scores and summaries of how the athletes do on the field must give the athletics, especially the alumni athletes, a sense of fulfilling pride and emotion that the school athletic web site set aside in the archives the written stories of the games they played in. Aside from being newsworthy, it's a tribute to the athletes. For they'll never be forgotten. And this is great direction the site is taking.

    Out from the shadows, and moving into the forefront has all the aforementioned benefits. And the UH athletic site has done this extremely well. But aside from having a well groomed web site, it's this sense of pride that the web side exudes that hopefully it soon transcends down to unto the players and athletes onto the field. I think it will.


  195. homey ℞:

    wafan - "tata" as in see you later or a man's man? Or in Koakane's case "old man".


  196. homey ℞:

    roydan16 - Do you plan on attending any of the practices? How about the t-gate on the 25th?


  197. (Jesse)James:

    Whoa...powderpuss actually made it on this site...LOL


  198. homey ℞:

    oops, I meant roysan16.


  199. homey ℞:

    (J)J - Did you invite her to the KK and t-gate?


  200. Pauoa Boy:

    Coach Mack thank you for keeping the boys inline. Attention to Detail will definitely carry over onto the playing field when it's time. I love the fact that something as simple as the shoes on the feet was noticed and the players were held accountable. I envision great things happening this season on the football field and wish you and the boys the best of luck!


  201. (Jesse)James:

    yo homey...we have to plan a lunch get together downtown whenever Mr. C has the time...and when you and I have the same shift...maybe in May sometime...???


  202. Pauoa Boy:

    Best of luck to Ryan Mouton and David Veikune in this years NFL Draft.

    Also to all our former Warriors who playing Pro Ball in other leagues...keep representing.


  203. homey ℞:

    (J)J - Any month is good for me. Check that, not the middle part of June (I'm still talking about the months).


  204. Colomaohana:

    wafan: re#193: Their perfect.

    Bwuhahahahaha....


  205. (Jesse)James:

    no sense invite powderpuss...she just gonna pull a jojo on use....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA You should have heard the excuses she was giving Stretch on Friday....oops, wait, can everybody see this post??? MWAHAHAHHHHAAAHAHAHAHA


  206. homey ℞:

    (J)J - No worry, only I can see your posts since we are on separate servers. Go ahead and write the excuses.


  207. Kazz:

    RE: Hawaii Athletics Website

    I would like to see them appeal more to the mobile users. Something with text message updates on on-going UH games in real time, especially the road games, a more mobile-friendly version of their website, etc...


  208. homey ℞:

    Big C:

    a. Their
    b. There
    c. They're
    d. none of the above

    :lol: :mrgreen:


  209. (Jesse)James:

    Big C...#204...eh, you sure, positive, eh, you sure you sure??? ROTFLMAO


  210. homey ℞:

    Kazz - they do have twitter.


  211. (Jesse)James:

    homey...

    a. My dog ate it.
    b. Nobody said anything about drinking.
    c. I have a meeting and the meeting is going long.
    d. I have a meeting, it's finished, I'm tired.
    e. You instigate too much.
    f. I don't drink or party.
    g. I have woman's issues.
    h. All of the above.

    MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA


  212. wafan:

    Homey . . .

    No. As in, "Are those real?"

    Mr. C . . .

    I figured you would have to agree. The alternative would be painful for you. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!


  213. Loa:

    homey ℞, jojo ® - next thursday is fine

    jojo ® - if you decide to go tomorrow too, i'm sure sj & myki will be there

    homey ℞ - thanks for 191, btw, i remember PC & Aiea had nice score keepers too


  214. homey ℞:

    (J)J - ROTFLMFAO! I hope she has a good sense of humor and is not a Jekyll and Hyde type. :shock:


  215. Colomaohana:

    homey:

    a. short
    b. small person
    c. height-challenge
    d. none of the above

    JJ: Only you can, brah....hahahahaah....


  216. roysan16:

    #194

    Say if you were a high school football recruit currently signed and ready to come here in the fall and noticed all the generation of interests, excitement and coverage of the football team on the UH athletic site wouldn't this give you a much more burning desire to play this year or the next? I think it would... Man, if I were a player and reading and watching these articles and videos about Spring Camp I couldn't wait to be here...and this is another aspect that is good about the site.

    Homey, back to your #196, not right now, very busy. I know I'm missing out on your adobo at the tailgates and your company, but maybe some other time.


  217. homey ℞:

    Big C - re #215

    d.

    Am I right? Or you taking about Esme?


  218. homey ℞:

    roysan16 - next time then. It's Wreck's adobo. He makes a mean adobo and pork guisantes.


  219. Colomaohana:

    hahaha...OMG...I'm telling...

    "Esssssmmmmeeeee!!!"

    *running back to da' pink side*

    "Ooh, you goin' get brah! You wait til' I tell da' supa-vyza!"


  220. al ™:

    btw....colomaohana girl

    isn't that you in momslikeme commercial?
    and those other two girls were there too weren't they?

    whoa, we get famous movie stars ova hea.


  221. Kazz:

    homey ℞:

    March 31st, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Kazz - they do have twitter.

    I getting "old" already. If someone is explaining something to me in which developing a "user ID" or "password" and "creating a profile" is involved, I stop listening.

    I haven't even touched my MySpace in forever and I think MySpace is not becoming obsolete...


  222. Colomaohana:

    haha..yes al...dat book book one in da pink (gee..what a surprise, huh?) holding da' bebe....

    The first one is tripleS (da one on da left of me in da picha' ST wen post above) and the 3rd one is LiLmissMaMa.


  223. Kazz:

    *** I mean to say I think MySpace IS becoming obsolete.***


  224. PowderPuff:

    Homey, thanks for the security patch details...very helpful!

    Hahaha, you guys crack me up! (J)J, I think excuse "d" comes pretty close. Stretch hasn't let me forget it. He sent me a message with my "new" name: "see what happens when you ditch the tsaikos!"


  225. (Jesse)James:

    powderpuss...yeah, I was there when he sent that message...it was actually instigator jr.'s (Rob25) idea....MWAHAHAHAHAHA


  226. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Nah nah nahhh nah
    Nah nah nahhh nah
    Happy Birthday
    Jeje! :lol:


  227. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    It took hours to figure that one out, folks. I'm slow. Just ask al. Or anyone.


  228. roysan16:

    With the UH Pro Day a few days a way what intrigues me is the invitation extended to other school's athletes in allowing them to participate at UH's Pro Day. How does this work? Can anyone just show up and participate? Or should UH's Pro Day be exclusive to outsiders? Why I bring this up is that you'll see, surprisingly, someone from OSU, a OL, a one time UH recruit, showing up at UH's Pro Day. I don't know the authenticity of the reports on the net I've read, but I do find in interesting if he did participate at UH's...we'll know more later, but I thought he had a bad acquaintance with UH and vice verse...interesting if true...two sources on the net says he'll be at UH's, so we'll see...


  229. Kazz:

    Continued prayers for continued improvement on the offensive line.

    Let us pray...

    Our QB, who art in thy pocket, hallowed be thy pass protection. Thy blitz will come, thy play shall NOT be done, on the field, as it is in the film room. Give us this season, our many conference victories, and forgive us our personal fouls as we forgive the bad habits that came before us… and lead us NOT into submission, but deliver us to VICTORY. For thine is the Aina, and the MANA, and the GREEN AND WHITE FOREVER AND EVER…. AURHYTE!!!!!!!!


  230. PowderPuff:

    Back to the subject of football, I was encouraged to read ST and everyone else's observations of Coach Shaw and the O-Line. Hallelujah!!!! This sounds promising!!!!


  231. (Jesse)James:

    Powderpuss....it actually was...they still have work and a ways to go..IMHO, but they did look promising...and it was only the first day of practice...


  232. roysan16:

    very good Kazz,

    one more invocation I like to add...

    ...hail Coach Mack full of pride the Warriors are with thee

    blocking the defenders are thou,

    amongst winning football is all about

    savior the new found OL line coach

    ... as Earth is to Heaven

    deliverance from 59 sacks,

    and guide us into better OL protection..

    for thine is the Warrior's journey,

    for thine is the moral precept

    Amen.


  233. Kazz:

    (throws a shaka to Roysan16) dey u go. :mrgreen:


  234. Stephen Tsai:

    UH just got hosed.
    Warriors play THREE road games in a row.


  235. Loa:

    Stephen -
    ouch, wonder if they going stay for all three or come home, if they stay thats a lot of missed classes.
    so the Latech game is on a Wed, does that mean its going to be on espn?


  236. SteveM:

    Wow -- that's a rough September road game schedule... LA Tech too.


  237. al ™:

    nine games in a row without a bye. further indication of a hosing.


  238. chawan_cut:

    i don't like the WAC either.
    let me use my balloons!


  239. Maverick:

    It's a WEIRD season for many WAC teams.

    It's weird this year anyway for America,

    The beginning of this schedule could dictate our teams strength. Not easy traveling, but strength of our warriors will ovecome.

    Wednesday La Tech? R U kidding me?

    Charter a comfy airflight and just deal with it the best they can.

    Argggh


  240. al ™:

    make that 9 1/2 games in a row.


  241. al ™:

    wednesday is not bad, but, a thursday would have been better. i suppose espn is involved with this.

    i guess they don't see us as contenders since boise st is in the middle of the season.


  242. Kazz:

    Karl Benson and the rest of the WAC,

    kefe.


  243. Committed Road Warrior:

    Pathetic the schedule.
    Oh well.


  244. Kazz:

    Loa,

    See they are also trying to F**K over the graduation rate as well with the football team.


  245. al ™:

    well, it is what it is.

    the wac has always been unkind to the university of hawaii. it is not just football mind you, we have experienced the shaft for so long whether it is football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball.

    it won't go away until we go away. the sad thing is that slowly we are becoming one of the top two, three teams in the wac. we may be the most marketable of all the wac and yet we are treated as was cinderella.

    ...nuff said.


  246. Committed Road Warrior:

    I meant in terms of when we play certain WAC teams et al. The three straight road games is awful. Are the Warriors gonna return home between the UNLV and La. Tech games or are they gonna stay on the mainland somemore?


  247. Maverick:

    Maybe the Warriors can re-write the script from the movie Big Wednesday?

    The epic swell will wash over the bulldogs.

    Let's see the light
    Gotta love CFB. It's so ambiguous.
    No homoginized expectations like the NFL.


  248. Committed Road Warrior:

    Where's the bye week?

    Looks like it's on Sept 26 as JD requested, but instead of a home game the following week we get to "go back" on the road. Three weeks off island seems to be a bit much especially with the 11 days between the UNLV and La. Tech games, so unfortunately I can see UH biting the bullet and returning home after the second road game.


  249. SteveM:

    Looking at the schedule, I don't know how much we can fault the WAC since UH did schedule two consecutive non-conference road games before the WAC season.

    Looking at it again, we have 11 days betwen UNLV and LAtech and 10 days until the Fresno game at home. Not bad for the travel distance but it eats up the only two possible byes in the schedule. Boise and Nevada back-to-back is tough.

    So, anyone think the UH-San Jose State game is gonna be for the WAC title? :|


  250. al ™:

    crw.....most likely they will return after the unlv game. that gives them ten days in between games. but, traveling to la tech is not a simple road.


  251. wafan:

    Strange schedule.

    I wonder if LA Tech, or any other WACky team for that matter, has three straight road games where they will probably not return home at all.

    On the other hand, not having to continuously fly forth and back would save some cash.

    This is the WACked and BS must be protected.


  252. Kazz:

    Did you guys hear that?

    Somewhere Coach Mack is throwing another piece of electronic equipment against a wall... :twisted:


  253. Kazz:

    Not too worried about BSU at home still, but even MORE concerned about the road game against Nevada as if playing up there isn't bad enough...


  254. Committed Road Warrior:

    al:

    I figure the team will return home after the UNLV game, but it sucks that they would get home from Vegas presumably on Sunday only to have to turn around the following Sunday and head off to Ruston. You spend a day or two to reacclimate to Hawai'i time only to have to head off to Northern Louisiana and the five-hour time difference that entails.

    It's almost like setting us up to lose that game.


  255. jm2375:

    So is the team gonna do the haka midfield in front of Coach Crybaby? :D If it's on ESPN, then we should and penalty be d**ned.


  256. chawan_cut:

    notice how before and after that WEDNESDAY game we have our ONLY 2 byes of the year???

    thanks WAC!!!!

    (btw, where did mr. benson go to school again??? oh yeah, BOISE!)


  257. Kazz says "WUCK THE F.A.C.":

    New shirt I idea for Buti Groove.

    "WUCK THE FAC"


  258. d1島:

    Great dinner w/ las vegas...a terrific host.
    Mahalo!


  259. d1島:

    The schedule is what it is....

    just hope the team doesn't settle into any "pity parties" over it.
    Draw together....us against the world, just get it done.


  260. d1島:

    well, what's happened to me down in the casino....that's worthy of a pity party!


  261. chawan_cut:

    there's esme on tv again!


  262. jeje:

    Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I found a white hair in a place least expected.

    Must be the tough schedule.


  263. warriorfanny:

    Actually, Benson gave Donovan one of the options he requested, plus more.
    JD asked for a home game or bye after the UNLV road trip and Benson gave him an ESPN2 (?) game on the second Wednesday following the Vegas contest.
    That means our warriors will have six days of sleeping in their own bed and practicing at home before departing on Sunday for Ruston.

    After the trip they will have another 10 days to prep for Fresno when they come in to play @ NoAloha.

    eh, bottomline, we will be rested on both ends of the bulldog teams.


  264. Garret:

    That isn't an ideal schedule, but part of the problem is that the Warriors and the WAC seem to have given ESPN the right to get Wednesday games. If the Warriors are going to play a Wednesday game, they pretty much have to burn bye weeks, since playing the Saturday before or after a Wednesday game wouldn't work.

    On the bright side, UH gets the road game at Nevada much earlier than I expected--10/31.


  265. Garret:

    Looking at way the schedule is set up, it sure doesn't look like the WAC expects much out of the Warriors. Instead of setting up a big ESPN showdown with BSU to crown the WAC champion, UH ends the WAC with Utah State, NMSU, and SJSU...SJSU could be good but the other two are not the type of games that ESPN would add if UH is fighting for the WAC title.


  266. Garret:

    Three straight road games is unfortunate, but setting up the back-to-back nonconference road games really made the scheduling vulnerable to the conference schedulers.


  267. Garret:

    Interesting article about how the NCAA might need to ban Twitter soon, as it really gets around the text message ban for coaches and recruits.

    So coaches used text messaging to get around NCAA limits on phone calls from coaches to players by instead getting players to call coaches; that, ingenious as it was, could not be around for long in the NCAA’s world.

    The ban has not since been reversed, and, though I’ve heard all manner of complaints from coaches in the SEC over the last two years, with Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, I’m not aware of any mass texting problems.

    Enter Twitter, which can do all the things that text-messaging did, and covertly.

    Twitter’s got something called “direct messaging,” which is somewhere in a grey area between email and texting, where this becomes an interesting scenario. Direct messages are viewable only by the sender and recipient, and, if the recipient has an option checked, are sent directly to a phone as a text message.

    But a direct message isn’t a text message: It’s a message sent from Twitter. And there’s no prohibition on Twitter under current NCAA by-laws.

    Further, if text messaging would be difficult to enforce, at least phone records from coaches would be easy to subpeona if the occasion required them. If deleting direct messages is possible with third-party applications, and Twitter direct messages-to-texts show up as texts from Twitter’s five-digit 40404 number (which they do, at least in my phone), how would Twitter tampering be possible to prove?


  268. whitey:

    schedule looks challenging, but do able. because of our time zone, it is always a problem with travleing east. in my travel experience, it is much easier to travel during the daylight and not use the red eye when going east. uh should schedule their flights to travel during the day and leave for home within 2 hours after the game. no stayovers after game. that way they can sleep on their way home sat night and get a full day of rest on sunday. but then, i don't do the travel for the team.


  269. Stephen Tsai:

    SteveM:
    You have to look at it this way: There will be a 36-day break between home games.


  270. Stephen Tsai:

    Roysan16:
    Sure, players from other schools may show up for Pro Day. But as we learned last year, it doesn't mean they'll be in the elite group. The non-UH players were placed in a group that was barely watched by the scouts.


  271. Jason:

    Not crazy about the schedule, but it'll have to do.

    Happy birthday Colomaohana and JeJe!

    Kazz: They had text message updates during the football season. And I know the iPod touch/iPhone has a mobile version of HawaiiAthletics.com; not sure about your phone.


  272. whitey:

    if you want to be the wac champs, then you play the schedule cause there ain't no recourse once it is made. me, i don't think the schedule is a problem, but is the team up to the challenge to be wac champs??? if they are, they will do whatever is necessary to win their games.


  273. bighilofan2:

    I miss the regular practice days and Chawan_Cuts video.

    happy Bday Mrs C.


  274. Stephen Tsai:

    Or as one of our clerks in the office said: Seven weeks without a tailgate!?!


  275. Garret:

    Kazz,

    You've been wanting more applications for your BlackBerry Storm...the BlackBerry App World just went live:

    blackberry.com/appworld


  276. Garret:

    ST,

    That is the worst thing about this schedule for UH fans...that is the longest break between home games that I can remember! Plus, Central Arkansas isn't the most attractive game and that is the only home game before the huge break before the next home game. At least the home game after the break is Fresno State!


  277. Stephen Tsai:

    I just don't like the Wednesday game.
    It forces a team to burn two bye weekends.
    For what?
    Really, UH and LaTech in September. Just don't see much national interest.


  278. Garret:

    d1shima,

    homey answered your question about the conflicker worm better than I could. One thing I would suggest is that you try to boot your computer in safe mode. I've read that if your computer is infected you won't be able to boot your computer in safe mode, so that would be a good way to tell if you have a problem or not.

    Also, back up the data in your computer just in case!


  279. Garret:

    ST,

    I'm guessing that ESPN bought that right when they increased the TV money in the latest contract. I agree with you that Wednesday games are bad for the teams...but they are great for ESPN and the visibility will be good for the WAC.

    I wish that UH had the Wednesday game in Hawaii, as then the disruption would be much less to the team.


  280. Jason:

    Garret</b: Then again, who knows what attendance would be. Of course, Wednesday is a Swap Meet day ... :-P


  281. Jason:

    Whoops, sorry about that, I messed up the tag.


  282. Stretch:

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    The start of the season with the 3 road games is NOT going to be easy on the team. What worries me the most is that we will have 9 games in a row with no byes. That is really going to suck. Injuries will definately be a concern this year.


  283. whitey:

    i think that this is a good learning curve for JD. he is in charge of future games and this is his first scheduled season and like anything else he will become better at this. go gettum JD.


  284. PowderPuff:

    Wow, look who flew back onto the blog after a hard day at the office -- Stretch! I've got to agree: it is a pretty crappy schedule.


  285. Stephen Tsai:

    I agree that the exposure is supposed to be good for the WAC.
    But every time the wac talks respect and BCS money, well — voosh! — there goes all of that good exposure.


  286. Stephen Tsai:

    I thought it was pretty cool that Trapasso wasn't sure about Stretch's gender.
    By the way, PowderPuff, I heard you had to have a new blog name.


  287. chawan_cut:

    tonight's news
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV7gRmF3TOg
    just some stuff from yest and a quick blurb about the schedule.

    and why is there a matchmaking ad banner below this box here??? are they trying to hint at something???


  288. Garret:

    Jason,

    I forgot about the swap meet using the stadium on Wednesdays. Does that mean that every Wednesday national TV game for UH will be a road game? That means that UH will basically lose all their bye week flexibility!


  289. Stretch:

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 31st, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    I thought it was pretty cool that Trapasso wasn't sure about Stretch's gender.

    damn, I wasn't so sure myself so had to verify.


  290. Stretch:

    CC - that is a hint for you and Jason!! Make sure you go practice on Saturday, ST can introduce you to a girl that Jason was too shame to talk to yesterday.


  291. Garret:

    BSU is adding reward stickers to their helmets, but just for now and not for the games.

    For the first time in head coach Chris Petersen's tenure, the Broncos are wearing their rewards.

    Bronco position coaches are giving players white star stickers to put on their helmets, reinforcing positive progress in practice.

    The sticker addition won't likely be around during the season, though Petersen said it may continue into fall camp. The idea was hatched not through other schools like Georgia or Ohio State that have pride stickers, but through the high school coaches that Petersen has spoken with.

    "The coaches would say 'it's amazing what the kids will do for a sticker,'" he said. "Well, the high school kids and college kids aren't that much different."


  292. Garret:

    It was great to hear that coaches from Japan will be coming to UH this year to learn from the UH coaches. I didn't realize that they already went to BSU last year.

    Japanese coaches from Hosei University will return again this week to watch spring practices. The group came last year for the first time, and lost in the Koshien Bowl, the university championship game, in December.


  293. al ™:

    ST.......you got mail.


  294. Garret:

    Another article give more information.

    The coaches from Hosei University in Japan who visited Boise State last spring are back this week. Hosei, one of Japan’s top programs, lost in the college championship game last season.

    “I think they’re bringing more people (this year),” Petersen said. “They felt like they got some pretty good stuff out of it.”

    Last year, the Broncos spent quite a bit of time helping the Japanese coaches. This year, the coaches will work mostly on their own.

    “They come in and watch our tape and study it for a long time,” Petersen said. “They know football.”

    I did a full story on Hosei last year. Here’s a link.


  295. Garret:

    The UH coaches might need to prepare for a slash-type freshman QB from BSU.

    Petersen and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin already are discussing how to utilize freshman walk-on quarterback Drew Hawkins, who was very productive in the first scrimmage.

    Petersen mentioned using Hawkins in the Tanyon Bissell role — running the spread option — or as a Slash-type player.

    “Drew-Bob Hawkins is a wild card,” Petersen said, using the nickname coaches had for Drew when he was running around the Broncos’ offices as a kid. “If he keeps hanging in there and battling and improving like he has, he is going to do something for the Broncos.”


  296. Garret:

    I hope that Mrs. McMackin has a good turnout for her 2nd annual women's football clinic. Here is the ad for BSU's 10th annual women's football clinic.


  297. PowderPuff:

    ST - yep, I have a new name. Only one GUY could've possibly dreamed that one up.


  298. Garret:

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

    Honda has developed a robot that is controlled by human thoughts.


  299. Garret:

    Cyber crime was up about 30% last year, 2/3 of the world’s cyber criminals located in the US and 93% of cyber victims located in the US. Men are victimized more often than women (55% of the time) and men lose more money when victimized.


  300. Garret:

    The West Virginia chemical plant that had an explosion which killed two employees is trying to limit how much information the public can get about how hazardous their chemicals are.


  301. Garret:

    Woman who is 8-months pregnant was arrested for drunk driving, her second drunk driving arrest since January and third in a year!


  302. Garret:

    A collection of the strangest sights found in Google Street Views.


  303. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  304. Stretch:

    PowderPuff:
    March 31st, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    ST - yep, I have a new name. Only one GUY could've possibly dreamed that one up.

    I wonder who is sooooo creative to come up with such a appropriate name for you.


  305. Stretch:

    I need to keep the Boise St white stars in mind when we play them this season. I'll make green stars and for every good play for UH, I'll put up a sticker.


  306. Garret:

    Jason,

    I think that I mentioned that Faith's school gives her a special math teacher that meets with her 1-on-1 when the other 8 kids in her Kindergarten class have their math classes 3x per week. I just got to see some of the problems that the teacher gives her...and I know she loves this stuff! I think you'd find the problems Faith gets interesting, and here is an example (Faith got the answer correct):

    There are 3 boats: a red boat, a blue boat, and a yellow boat. There are 4 people fishing in each boat. Each person caught the same number of fish as the other people in their boat. The people in the red boat caught twice as many fish as those in the blue boat. The people in the yellow boat caught 3 times as many fish as the people in the blue boat. If a person in the yellow boat caught 6 fish, how many fish were caught by all the people together?


  307. Garret:

    Stretch,

    I like that green sticker idea...but I think you will run out of stickers!


  308. roysan16:

    re-UH conference schedule

    Part of the reason is described below in Ferd's article, and having one less week to play would allow for lesser flexibility in scheduling this year, I would think. For the WAC conference and television networks and executives also working together in what's beneficial to the network's (ESPN) scheduling more so than caring of how the scheduling is a hardship on the teams , so that's another obstacle. JMO.

    Not since 1964 has UH played 3 consecutive road games, so right there is the most daunting part of this year's schedule, where the hope is that the team doesn't burn out from all the traveling. How the team fares in those three away games sets the pace, I believe, in how they do the remainder of the season. Win the first four games of the season and the Fresno game should be near a sellout. It's doable, and a win is possible. Win the Idaho away game, where a win over there is doable, then enter the Boise State game at 5-0 and the stadium should be packed, including all the venues that televise the game live around the state. Looking at the first game that's on a Friday works in UH's favor, where they now have an extra day to prepare for the away game at WSU. The LaTech game on a Wednesday gives them two days extra to prepare for the Fresno game than if it were scheduled on a Saturday, so I don't think it's ( the scheduling) as bad as it looks. Add to the fact that the LaTech game comes 11 days from the away game at UNLV, so it's not that bad of a hardship. I don't know what Coach Mack thinks of the scheduling, but if were in his shoes and seeing whats ahead, I wouldn't think it's all that bad. It's a hard schedule, and the teams in the WAC are tough, especially the away games at LaTech, Nevada and San Jose but that's the nature of how competing from such a long distance away from the other teams that Hawaii is forced to deal with, and with all the traveling wearing on them. But that's the price of poker. And yearly and dearly UH antes more than any other D-1 school with all the traveling and having no breaks in the scheduling. Yet there's nothing they can do about it. Any reprieve from scheduling would have been a plus, with an extra week off between the 9 consecutive games, but I agree with the poster that wrote "it is what it is" and the reasoning is made below in Ferd's article.

    From Ferd's article 3/19/09

    Part of the problem is that since UH is scheduled to play 13 games and the NCAA-approved football season spans only 14 weeks this year, compared with 15 in 2008, an open date on Sept. 26 forces UH to play 10 consecutive weeks. "At some point," Donovan said, "you're looking at consecutive (WAC) road games."


  309. al ™:

    stretch.....you should run it by the compliance officer first. no sense waste all that effort only to get reprimanded by the nfa patrol.

    and don't forget not to yell/cheer too loud this year.


  310. warriorfanny:

    Watched the interview with Mike Trapasso and what a difference a year makes.
    I find it ironic that Coach Trap's biggest complaint about the newly condensed NCAA schedule may play into his strength--pitching.

    Yeah, Ok, it is true, playing Nevada, NMSU and Fresno State on the road is prolly the worst case scenario this year, given the altitude venues; but Coach has recruited a bumper crop of young arms over the last two recruiting seasons and they just might pan out in an abbreviated regular season featuring 56 games.

    Im talking about Josh Slaats, 6 5", So., Sam Spangler 6 1" So., Alex Capaul 6 3" So., Conner Little 6 6" Fr., Matt Sisto 6 5" Fr., and Lenny Linsky 6 3" Fr.

    This is Mike Trapasso's game--pitching.
    He is good at it and from what we have witnessed thus far from a team hitting below .250--it plays to his game--strikes, D, clutch hitting and small ball.

    What else can he do with 5 hitters, including your clean-up guy, batting at .231 or below?
    The bows have two in the starting lineup struggling at the .200 line. Yikes!

    Well, San Jose State will test this theory.

    They are whacking the ball, against good competition at a .335 clip. Higher than Costal Carolina brought into the Les (.315).
    Vinnie Catricala is the only Rainbow hitting above .300.

    The 16-5 Sparts have played 11 games against Big West and West Coast Conference teams.
    These two conferences have had 7 teams ranked in the top 25 this season.
    The BWC, agruably maybe the best conference in the nation.

    It would be sensational to see our Bows take three but a split wouldnt derail our chances.

    "This may be a six team race", Coach Mike quiped, "every game will count".

    "San Jose State is a very good team fundamentally and they they dont beat themselves", he said "we will have to beat them".

    Yep, indeed.
    The Les is a pitchers park and the bows need to win their WAC-hometown series against SJSU, Sac State and LaT.

    He doesnt discount hitting either, especially on the road above the timberline.
    "We play Nevada and NMSU at high altitudes" he said, "and although I would like to see good pitching, realistically, balls will be flying out".

    Well, we shall see about that and for now, at least, we need to focus on the SJSU series, where young and eager arms will be matched against hot bats in a stadium built for pitchers.

    If the 2009 Bows are going to make a statement--it will come by the end of this weekend.


  311. warriorfanny:

    After a year of listening to MAC rant Im sorry if I remain unfazed with his latest no-shoe-no-practice tirade.

    You got to be more impressed with the new commando-coiffure some of his OL is sporting than the berating Coach Mac delivered to his wrong-shoe players.

    Wait, how about one OLM commenting that they were really gased from running.
    Sorry, no change there either.

    MAC always screams to get attention, just like a good guy does when he feels someone is taking advantage.
    But, really, it wasnt effective last year and prolly less this year becz his players have figured him out--loud bark with no teeth.
    It didnt stop unconscious penalties or temper tantrums...so, what difference does a year make?

    Bottomline, it will come in the offensive trenches when camp opens.
    Be there and watch the first set of sprints.
    All the puff and sugar coating will exit out the door in that brief drill.

    Im betting Gordie has a whip and our boyz know it.

    Not saying MAC aint taken seriousily--Im just saying what everyone else has been saying on this blog--MAC is a good guy....for what its worth :)


  312. whitey:

    48


  313. whitey:

    wf, thanks for the info. that is the very thing was talking about what they going do to get ready for spring. need real leadership within the players and it looks like they still haven't learned from previous year about being in condition.


  314. roysan16:

    ...and... oh... btw, if Florida Ted is reading this I miss your bantering with me, truly. For your feedback, either yeah or nay, made me pause and think. So that's the good part. And absorbing what you have posted here made me a keen observer of your post...hope you doing better.


  315. BowsForever:

    Who plays three road games in a row in college football? Almost doesn't seem real. Certainly doesn't seem _right_.

    On the other hand, at least there's a bye week. Er, half-week. That must be the WAC's flimsy excuse for this gauntlet. Two consecutive half-bye weeks in the early part of the season and that's it. Wow. We're gonna need team depth and a little luck.


  316. roysan16:

    What Coach Mack is doing is instilling discipline this year in the team. During practice I've read where two players were sent to the sideline for not conforming to having the right shoes on. Another was sent to the sidelines for striking the OL in the face with his hands during defensive line drills that would have drawn a personal penalty in a game. He has quoted as saying he's not going to put up with this type of behavior. Even as I looked at all the pictures of the players in the unsupervised work outs, including the ones posted on top the blog, I've notice every picture showing all the players in the same attire, same shoes, socks, shorts and shirts. And having this done is such a deterrent of players having individuality and keeping them further disciplined...and I think this is great and I agree. By having unity on the team is what it's all about, and it starts with discipline, imo. And the coach paying attention to the small things may sound penny ante, like what shoes they have on.But the hope is, and I can see it, is that he wants the players conforming to the rules...and breaking such he's pulling the trigger and the players are sent to the sidelines. This is good thing, and it'll work wonders when the season starts if the coach hovers over them watchfully for any indiscretions on and off the field.


  317. warriorfanny:

    C'mon folkz quit bickering about the schedule.
    It's done. The slab has been laid and it's time to start framing from its foundation.

    In the WAC, talk is cheap, and excuses flow like a Windward flashflood after a January storm.

    What do you expect from a conference that has no personality and two sets of teams with the same monicor?

    Karl Benson and his helter-skelter-wait-4-Bristol's-schedule is just a ruse, a pas de deux, for all our apprehensions (and diminishing aspirations) about next seasons success.

    Didnt we start off last year complaining about the competition?

    We didnt stop until we upset Fresno State at their house.

    I'll say again.
    Y the grousing?
    We have the time in this schedule to euhanize both dawgs.
    Bring it on.
    It's not like playing Florida and Oregon State with a revolving door of quaterbacks.

    We are talking about LaT and Fresno State.
    Competitive, yes, but we wont be outmatched in talent.
    I bet we start the same QB for both games.

    We have 20 days between both games and one is at NoAloha against a team that has lost three-in-a-row to Hawaii and the other one that will not false-crack us at the start unless we do the haka.
    Im betting Mufi sings the national anthem before we haka-ize Louisiana.

    Focus on our OL, they need the pressure, no get-out-of-jail-free-passes.
    That is our foundation for improvement and well known achilles heel.

    Getting tough starts with the fanbase.
    Move on!


  318. Cindy-cenn:

    Happy Birthday, Big C! Hope you had a great time at JDominis. : )


  319. d1島:

    warriorfanny,

    Agreed. As I said earlier the schedule is what it is.

    Eh, it's not like they open at home then take a 14-hour bus ride the next week; then a 5 hour bus ride the next; then a 10 hour bus ride the next; then a 7 hour bus ride the next (keep in mind, gang when you ride the bus going, you gotta ride the bus coming back, too); play at home the next; get back on the bus for a short 1 hour jaunt; then play at home; then, Thank Heaven! a bye! What college team could possibly have a schedule like that?
    Long plane rides? Nah, none to worry about on that schedule.....


  320. roysan16:

    http://forums.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=451&f=2368&t=4166394

    I copied this from the above link, so I don't the authenticity

    Note that how tailored made Boise's schedule is:

    9 day rest from game 1 to game 2
    12 game rest from game 3 to game 4
    11 game rest from game 5 to game 6
    10 game rest between games 6 to game 7-Boise@UH

    what fortuitous scheduling, any want to take a guess why?

    Posted: Today 1:53 AM
    The WAC Football Schedules...............

    WAC Football Schedules

    Boise State
    Sept. 3 vs. Oregon
    Sept. 12 vs. Miami of Ohio
    Sept. 18 at Fresno State
    Sept. 26 at Bowling Green
    Oct. 3. vs. Cal Davis
    Oct. 14 at Tulsa
    Oct. 24 at Hawaii
    Oct. 31 vs. San Jose State
    Nov. 6 at Louisiana Tech
    Nov. 14 vs. Idaho
    Nov. 20 at Utah State
    Nov. 27 vs. Nevada
    Dec. 5 vs. New Mexico State

    Fresno State
    Sept. 5 vs. Cal Davis
    Sept. 12 at Wisconsin
    Sept. 18 vs. Boise State
    Sept. 26 at Cincinnati
    Oct. 3 off
    Oct. 10 at Hawaii
    Oct. 17 vs. San Jose State
    Oct. 24 at NMSU
    Oct. 31 vs. Utah State
    Nov. 7 at Idaho
    Nov. 14 at Nevada
    Nov. 21 vs. La. Tech
    Dec. 5 at Illinois

    Hawaii
    Sept. 5 vs. Central Arkansas
    Sept. 12 at Washington State
    Sept. 19 at UNLV
    Sept. 30 at La. Tech
    Oct. 10 vs. Fresno State
    Oct. 17 at Idaho
    Oct. 24 vs. Boise State
    Oct. 31 at Nevada
    Nov. 7 vs. Utah State
    Nov. 14 vs. New Mexico State
    Nov. 21 at San Jose State
    Nov. 28 vs. Navy
    Dec. 5 vs. Wisconsin

    Idaho
    Sept. 5 at New Mexico State
    Sept. 12 at Washington
    Sept. 19 vs. San Diego State
    Sept. 26 at Northern Illinois
    Oct. 3 vs. Colorado State
    Oct. 10 at San Jose State
    Oct. 17 vs. Hawaii
    Oct. 24 at Nevada
    Oct. 31 vs. La. Tech
    Nov. 7 vs. Fresno State
    Nov. 14 at Boise State
    Nov. 28 vs. Utah State

    Louisiana Tech
    Sept. 5 at Auburn
    Sept. 12 at Navy
    Sept. 19 vs. Nicholls State
    Oct. 3 vs. Hawaii
    Oct. 10 at Nevada
    Oct. 17 vs. NMSU
    Oct. 24 at Utah State
    Oct. 31 at Idaho
    Nov. 7 vs. Boise State
    Nov. 14 at LSU
    Nov. 21 at Fresno State
    Dec. 5 vs. San Jose St.

    Nevada
    Sept. 5 at
    Sept. 19 at Colorado State
    Sept. 26 vs. Missouri
    Oct. 3 vs. UNLV
    Oct. 10 vs. La. Tech
    Oct. 17 at Utah St.
    Oct. 24 vs. Idaho
    Oct. 31 vs. Hawaii
    Nov. 8 at San Jose State
    Nov. 14 vs. Fresno St.
    Nov. 21 at NMSU
    Nov. 27 at Boise State

    New Mexico State
    Sept. 5 vs. Idaho
    Sept. 12 vs. Prairie View A&M
    Sept. 19 vs. UTEP
    Sept. 26 at New Mexico
    Oct. 3 at San Diego State
    Oct. 10 vs. Utah State
    Oct. 17 at La. Tech
    Oct. 24 vs. Fresno St.
    Oct. 31 at Ohio St.
    Nov. 14 at Hawaii
    Nov. 21 vs. Nevada
    Nov. 28 at San Jose State
    Dec. 5 at Boise St.

    San Jose St.
    Sept. 5 at USC
    Sept. 12 vs. Utah
    Sept. 19 at Stanford
    Sept. 26 vs. Cal Poly
    Oct. 10 vs. Idaho
    Oct. 17 at Fresno State
    Oct. 31 at Boise State
    Nov. 7 vs. Nevada
    Nov. 14 at Utah St.
    Nov. 21 vs. Hawaii
    Nov. 28 vs New Mexico State
    Dec. 5 at La. Tech

    Utah State
    Sept. 3 at Utah
    Sept. 19 at Texas A&M
    Sept. 26 vs. Southern Utah
    Oct. 2 at BYU
    Oct. 10 at NMSU
    Oct. 17 vs. Nevada
    Oct. 24 vs. La. Tech
    Oct. 31 at Fresno St.
    Nov. 7 at Hawaii
    Nov. 14 vs. San Jose St.
    Nov. 20 vs. Boise St.
    Nov. 28 at Idaho


  321. warriorfanny:

    Anyone watch our Mayor give his sound bite on the beach at Waikiki about his focus on cleaning the toilets at Kapiolani Park?

    Great PR, uh.

    OK, what about cleaning up the sewer treatment plants, the improvements the EPA ordered that is dumping condoms and other fecal matter on our prized beach?

    Parallel analogy in the sound bite?

    There is more to discipline in football than wearing correct shoes and screaming for the camera.

    It's called commitment, practice perfect, practice perfect and more practice perfect.
    You also need a coach that knows what perfect is all about.


  322. roysan16:

    never mind my arithmetic on the above post about Boise's days off between games, I know it's wrong-but the idea there....zzzz


  323. Kekoa:

    ST ~ Great interview with coach Trap today!

    He gave us a very detailed look at the team from top to bottom. He was very clear and succinct in answering my questions. He seems to be such a knowledgable person who also displays a great sense of humour.

    I like his philosophy about the game from his perspective as a former pitcher. It makes sense that tuff pitching and hard nosed defense will stagnate your opponent, while you scratch out some runs on offense.

    It was disappointing to hear that Alex Bates will be out all season due to the surgery on his arm. I'm glad that coach Trap is confident that he will be returning to play next season.


  324. niho mano:

    I'm glad spring football is starting.....go warriors practice makes perfect....like warriorfanny said....desire.


  325. Kekoa:

    ...and one more thing about coach Trap. He paid his respects to the Tsaiko ohana and the blog Meister after the interview.


  326. roysan16:

    So all teams playing UH in Hawaii are allowed one extra game on their schedule, per the Hawaii exemption

    Teams from the WAC playing UH in Hawaii and the number of games on their schedule, some elected to play the extra game, some didn't

    Boise-13
    Fresno State-12
    New Mexico State-13
    Utah State-12
    Navy-13
    Wisconsin-12

    With this quote from Ferd's article from JD

    "NCAA-approved football season spans only 14 weeks this year, compared with 15 in 2008"

    ....now if every season from now on spans only 14 weeks how hard do you think it will be for UH scheduling out of conference game? I think very hard, for who would want to come here and play, travel all the way out here and try to squeeze in all their games in a 14 week season...at least in the past with a 15 week season teams would give it some thought about coming over here, but in a shortened 14 week season it becomes less attractive and burdensome...what UH should do is knock on the NCAA door and ask for allowances that allows UH and it's team visiting an exemption from the schedule allowing them one extra (or even two) on their schedules...what I like to see is UH allowed the exemption to start their games around August 24 so it makes it more attractive for teams coming over here


  327. warriorfanny:

    niho mano, ahh brah, u got da feel....just one minor edit--practice perfect is different than practice makes perfect.
    That's the problem.
    Tiger Woods starts his training at 6AM and doesnt finish until 6PM.
    He focuses on doing it right with every repetition.
    Over and over ad nausem.
    He watches film to make sure he is perfect.

    Vince Lombardi did the same with his Packers.
    Especially the play where Paul Hornung went wide and cut back to a seam formed by a convoy of blockers which opened an alley to daylight.
    He was one of the first I recall talking about practicing perfect.
    He knew what he wanted from the play and was relentless in practice until his troops executed it flawlessly.

    Coach June was the same with his routes.

    If you noticed last year--our RBs often muffed the shuffle pass and our OL messed up on blocks and focus.
    Usually an indication of not practicing perfect.

    These imperfections cost us dearly.
    Practice perfect!


  328. roysan16:

    Wow I just realized it...it's April 1...what a revelation...and here I am typing with my back killing me and my eye's and body begging for sleep and here I am posting...ha what a fool I am, and how fitting for this day..hmm.... in keeping up with the theme of the day I hope none of you are the recipients of any bad April Fool's jokes...good night...whhooosh.


  329. ombudsman:

    Did you mean?

    Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
    ...Lombardi, Vince


  330. Committed Road Warrior:

    One last rant before I go to sleep:

    The schedule is what it is.

    However I still don't like it. I was really anticipating an additional two-game road trip during WAC play to add to the out-of-conference matchups in Seattle and Vegas, but we get three consecutive road games with two half-a***d byes (technically one but the half weeks before/after La. Tech give the illusion of two). Of course, OTOH, we did open ourselves up to this when we scheduled Wazzu and UNLV on back-to-back weekends when you consider the shortened timeframe for the college football season.

    The additional time will help in prepping for Fresno but flying from Hawai'i to La. Tech is gonna be just like any other road trip to Ruston when it comes to acclimation and such. Sure UH will get a couple extra days at home to prep for the Bulldogs, but they still have to get there, which of course includes the requisite time differences and acclimation to CDT.

    Assuming the team returns home after the UNLV game, the best bet would be for the Athletics Dept. to try and get them out on that wicked 2:30am Hawaiian Air flight out of Vegas so they won't have to spend the night and lose another day to travel (plus additional costs for hotel).

    If the Warriors return to the mainland the Sunday or Monday before the La. Tech game, I wonder if they'll be staying in Dallas. You know who's there, right?


  331. roysan16:

    ....oh, oh I can't sleep...one more..one more.. ya, ya...har, har ...anyway why do I get the sneaking hunch behind the guise of ombudsmen is someone well known here that has wherewithal to pick up on these kind of things, especially football related things ...you know whom I'm thinking it might be...you know the one whom enriches us with his OL knowledge...maybe, maybe not-just a intuitive hunch., then again it could be al for he's pretty sharp, too..anyway "hi" and "ty" ombudsmen on your astute observation and even to you Warrior Fanny for your opinions and analysis....


  332. Order fulfilment:

    Everything seems to be great for now.,, keep rocking.


  333. al:

    no, no, no....roysan. not me. but, thanks for the compliment.

    more importantly, thank you for reminding me of april fool's day. now, i can plot my annual april fool's day ruse on some unsuspecting tsaiko.


  334. PowderPuss:

    Happy April Fool's Day. Gonna scoot to bed before the instigating one wakes up.


  335. lovesuhwarriors:

    coach mac should take the team to SMU. they have a bye september 26th. use some of their facilities and then go over to LA Tech.


  336. wafan:

    Merry April Fool's Morning to all!!!


  337. bighilofan2:

    yup,
    get some smart astute football knowledgeable peeps ova here.

    but mostly, we get hope cuz we get Gordy. neva met da man yet but i'm excited, yes i am.


  338. Pauoa Boy:

    Question...

    Does anyone know if the Pro-Day in Carson is open to the public and what time it starts?


  339. addahknowjoe:

    Gmornin/April Fools!


  340. Garret:

    roysan16 made a very good point about having 14 weeks to play 13 games...if UH wanted the nationally televised Wednesday game, then the schedule had no room for a regular bye week. In that case, at least playing on a Wednesday gives half-week byes before the La Tech game (long travel process there!) and Fresno State (big WAC home opener!).

    With 14 weeks to play 13 games, there really wasn't a schedule that could be set up where fans would *not* complain. I'm sure that BSU fans aren't happy with having a short week to prepare for their WAC opener against Fresno State. And I can see a lot of other things that fans of other WAC teams can complain about.

    Bottom line is that having one less week this season really hurts when UH gets to play an extra game...but there is no way that UH would not play the extra game. Hopefully the calendar will allow 14 weeks in future seasons.


  341. d1島:

    Hawaii Man Wins Megabucks!

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    ....okay, was that too obvious fro April Fools' Day?

    Great Morning All! :lol:


  342. d1島:

    fro=for


  343. Garret:

    This website has mapped all the layoffs and buyouts at newspapers around the country so far this year. It is pretty sad to see the result.


  344. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    Whoa! What a blog day!
    Hauoli Lahanau Big C and Jeje!!

    I had a fund day with Lilu and my family yesterday. Another one scheduled to start in an hour.

    I smell like fresh aloe vera... and look like one lobstah...

    Uploading Lilu vids to my blog right now.


  345. Kekoa:

    D-1 ~ I had my April Fool Disaster Alert Shield (AFDAS) up and running at midnite. At exactly 05:55 AM your April Foolery was trapped and extinguished by my Shield.

    If you should experience any "Jackpot" activity today, please forward the winnings to PO Box 701, Kapolei, HI for verification. Oh, and..."Can Harrah's buy you a drink?"


  346. Kekoa:

    Good Morning Little Lilu's Gramma!


  347. Cheap Hotels:

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  348. roysan16:

    Re-Do I think the WAC and ESPN slighted UH in giving UH lesser top billing and television exposure than other WAC teams? No, I don't. And these are the reasons.

    For UH these are the facts, no players on the All-Wac Freshmen team, and 1 returning All-Wac First Team player (Estes).

    When ESPN scours the rosters and looks and disects all of the WAC team's rosters and the returning star players in the league for the 2009 season, do you think they see many from UH? No. Do they see Nevada with seven (+2 from the All-WAC freshmen team) , Boise with six (+5 from the All-WAC freshmen team) and Louisiana with 5 (+4 All-WAC Freshmen) as the predominate teams in the WAC with the most proven players? Yes, definitely.Compared to the aforementioned teams, what do they see as proven players or stars on UH roster...very little. Right?

    So subsequently, the teams that have the most star returning players should receive the most television exposure. Right? If your a television executive and looked at Nevada's returning star players (7+2) and 66 returning lettermen for the 2009 season wouldn't you give Nevada top billing over UH, which has only 1 star player returning...I would think so. So, no I don't think UH is being slighted by appearing in lesser ESPN games than Boise, Nevada and Louisiana Tech. The facts speak for themselves. If someone said if it would be surprising if UH finished 4th or 5th would that make them sound cynical? Maybe. But if you looked at the players returning they're are more of the star players on the other team's rosters than of UH. If your factor the players from the All-Wac freshmen team, players that have one year of development and look at UH freshmen players that have very little game experience experience there's a huge gap there, too. So the bottom line is that UH has they're work cut out for them--imo, next year's going to be tough journey.

    2008 All-WAC Football Teams-
    All-Wac Players returning for the 2009 season

    Nevada--(7)

    FIRST TEAM
    QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada, 6-6, 215, So.---Offensive Player of the Year
    RB Vai Taua, Nevada, 5-10, 225, So.
    DL Kevin Basped, Nevada, 6-6, 240, So

    SECOND TEAM
    OL Alonzo Durham, Jr., Nevada
    OL Mike Gallett, So., Nevada
    DL Dontay Moch, So., Nevada
    P Brad Langley, So., Nevada

    Boise State (6)

    FIRST TEAM
    DL Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State, 6-4, 258, So
    DB Kyle Wilson, Boise State, 5-10, 185, Jr.

    SECOND TEAM
    WR Austin Pettis, So., Boise State
    QB Kellen Moore, Fr., Boise State
    DB Jeron Johnson, So., Boise State
    ST Kyle Wilson, Jr., Boise State

    Louisiana Tech (5)

    FIRST TEAM
    RB Daniel Porter, Louisiana Tech, 5-9, 189, Jr
    DL D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 292, Jr
    DB *Antonio Baker, Louisiana Tech, 5-11, 200, Jr.
    ST Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech, 5-8, 170, So.

    SECOND TEAM
    OL Rob McGill, So., Louisiana Tech

    Fresno State (4)

    SECOND TEAM
    OL Andrew Jackson, So., Fresno State
    LB Chris Carter, So., Fresno State
    LB Ben Jacobs, So., Fresno State
    DB Moses Harris, Jr., Fresno State

    San Jose State (3)

    FIRST TEAM
    LB Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State, 6-1, 200, So.

    SECOND TEAM
    DL Carl Ihenacho, Jr., San Jose State
    LB Justin Cole, Jr., San Jose State

    Idaho (1)

    SECOND TEAM
    OL Mike Iupati, Jr., Idaho

    Utah State (2)

    SECOND TEAM
    OL Brennan McFadden, Jr., Utah State
    LB Paul Igboeli, Jr., Utah State

    New Mexico State (0)

    Hawai‘i (1)

    FIRST TEAM
    OL *John Estes, Hawai‘i, 6-2, 290, Jr

    ivals.com WAC All-Freshman Team

    Rivals.com Staff
    WAC TOP OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN
    QB Kellen Moore, Boise State

    WAC TOP DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN
    LB James-Michael Johnson, Nevada

    WAC ALL-FRESHMAN OFFENSE
    QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
    RB Princeton McCarty, Idaho
    RB Robert Turbin, Utah State
    WR Preston Davis, Idaho
    WR Stanley Morrison, Utah State
    TE Kyle Efaw, Boise State
    T Mike Grady, New Mexico State
    T Nate Potter, Boise State
    G Funaki Asisi, Utah State
    G Kris Cavitt, Louisiana Tech
    C Thomas Byrd, Boise State

    WAC ALL-FRESHMAN DEFENSE
    E Jared Barron, Louisiana Tech
    E Matt Broha, Louisiana Tech
    T Billy Winn, Boise State
    LB James-Michael Johnson, Nevada
    LB Kyle Knox, Fresno State
    LB Brandon Marshall, Nevada
    LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State
    CB Terry Carter, Louisiana Tech
    CB Desia Dunn, Fresno State
    S George Iloka, Boise State
    S Michael Zant, New Mexico State

    WAC ALL-FRESHMAN SPECIALISTS
    K Kevin Goessling, Fresno State
    P Kyle Hughes, New Mexico State
    KR Brandon Rutley, San Jose State
    PR Rashad Evans, Fresno State


  349. RoyGBivs:

    Team lookin good. heard and read a lot about aaron rink, is he a Senior?


  350. Rihana:

    yaya i like this world!.
    I am from African and bad know English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "Airline goal - sell expensive airline tickets."

    With respect :(, Rihana.