Archive for April, 2009

Jantz plans to transfer; A.Leonard gets tryout

April 30th, 2009
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Sad news for the A-House household: quarterback Steele Jantz told the UH coaches he is planning to transfer.
Jantz, who is in his third semester at UH, was not expected to get much playing time at quarterback. He was told he would not be invited to training camp. Greg Alexander is the starter, and Brent Rausch and Shane Austin are the top backups. Bryant Moniz is on the 105-player roster for training camp.
This summer, freshmen Cayman Shutter, Corey Nielsen and David Graves join the mix.

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The Seattle Times reports that Adam Leonard has a three-day tryout with the Seattle Seahawks this weekend. Here's the link:

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/seahawks/2009/05/01/seahawks_minica_1.html

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Richard Torres works on resistance training:

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Cornerback Tank Hopkins works on his broad jump:

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Chris Black does crunches while rotating a medicine ball:

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Happy birthday to the adorable Jm2375, who has an even more adorable laugh.

Break? What break?

April 30th, 2009
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The Warriors were back on Cooke/Ching field this morning, participating in unsupervised workouts.

(Sorry, but my camera battery died, so I can't upload the photos.)

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Offensive lineman Clayton Laurel has a fractured right fibula. He will miss six weeks of training.

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The Warriors won't announce the 105-player roster for training camp for at least another month. But offensive lineman Steven Ikaika Rodenhurst and running back Kimo Alo have been told they will be invited to re-join the team Aug. 24, the first day of UH's fall semester, when the roster limits are lifted.

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A sight that might mean something: Lametrius Davis worked out with the cornerbacks.

A sight that means nothing: Inoke Funaki and Tuika Tufaga worked out with the linebackers.

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Here's the difference between karma and bachi.
Karma: Two years ago, in the midst of a budget crisis, a UH official received a bonus. A few days later, a foul ball struck the windshield of the official's car.
Bachi: Your blog host  wrote about that incident, making fun of the official's bad fortune. Yesterday, a foul ball hit his car.

E-Rob gets tryout with Bills

April 29th, 2009
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Erik "E-Rob" Robinson has earned a tryout with the Buffalo Bills.
He will participate in the Bills' rookie camp, starting tomororw.
"It's cool," Robinson said. "It's an opportunity. I feel blessed. I'm going to try and make the best of it."
If Robinson does well, he might earn a free-agent contract.
Agent Allan Cunanan also represents Jameel Dowlling and C.J. Hawthorne. Last  year, Hawthorne went the similar route, parlaying a tryout into berth on the Bills' practice squad.

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Here's your chance to meet the three finalists for UH president:

http://www.hawaii.edu/cgi-bin/uhnews?20090429080401

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This is just too funny not to run:

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Milca, Baughman to chat; Peters gets tryout

April 28th, 2009
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UH softball players Tanisha Milca and Courtney Baughman are today's guests on the Warrior Beat Show at noon. They are among seven seniors who will play their final home games this weekend. You may pose questions here or on the show's comment section. Please join us.

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Jon Nielsen reports that former UH safety Leonard Peters has secured a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings. Peteres reports Thursday.

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Big Wave reports that Corey Paclebar has been told he will be invited to training camp. Paclebar is a 5-foot-7 receiver from Pleasant Hill, Calif. During the Warrior Bowl, he had a game-best seven catches for 51 yards.

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Kekoa reports the tragic news:

Very sad news from Pomai this morning.  Mrs. Pomai expired suddenly of a brain aneurysm soon after flying in to Hawaii last Saturday to attend a family funeral. The family decided to keep her on a ventilator because she was an organ donor.
He does invite all who knew or met her at New Orleans during the Sugar Bowl to attend her Memorial services.  Those services are pending, and will be conducted at "Word of Life" church with Pastor Joe Onosai presiding.  The family is also planning to have her ashes scattered off Queen's beach.

Elimimian invited to Bills' rookie camp; Gansz dies

April 27th, 2009
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Former UH linebacker Solomon Elimimian today accepted an invitation to the Buffalo Bills' rookie camp this week. The camp runs Thursday through Sunday. If he does well, he might receive a free-agent contract.

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David Veikune is looking at a big payday. Last year's 52nd pick — Quentin Groves, a defensive end from Auburn — had signed a four-year deal worth $3.3 million, of which $1.6 millon was guaranteed.

At UH today, Veikune waited for his girlfriend to pick him up.

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Frank Gansz, regarded as one of the top special teams coaches — and a frequent speaker at UH camps and meetings — died today. He was on June Jones' staff at SMU.
I spoke with JJ today, and he said Gansz "went in for a knee replacement (surgery). He never came out of it. It's a sad deal. He was doing fine. That's the shock about it."

http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/04/franks-gansz-passes-away.html

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And in the really big news . . . Spencer and Heidi tied the knot!

http://www.aol.com/__photogallery/popup.html?keuid=dotcom-popeater_tv_heidispencer

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