Estes named to All-America second team

August 31st, 2009
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Center John Estes has been named to the CBSSports.com 2009 Preseason All-America second team:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/12125704
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In UH time, today is Tuesday, which means it appears Lametrius Davis will be the starting left cornerback for Friday's opener against Central Arkansas.
Tank Hopkins was held out of another practice, and Lewis Walker, who has played well recently, also did not practice.
Davis gives the Warriors a physical bump-and-run corner they've lacked the past few years. At Butte College last season, Davis played mostly man-to-man coverage in a bear scheme.

177 Responses to “Estes named to All-America second team”

  1. djmitcho:

    1st?


  2. gomouton:

    2nd..


  3. Jack Flash:

    Congrats to John Estes!


  4. djmitcho:

    Congrats to John Estes....now back it up on the field like I know you can


  5. Maynard G. Krebs:

    Gee - somewhere in the top 10 - maybe even fifth!

    Howdy Tsaikos!


  6. hapahaoleboy:

    Top 10?


  7. A-House:

    Jeeeez, for a while i thought my good neighbor went into a deep sleep and there would not be a new post today.

    But, ST has surfaced with a new post!!!


  8. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    whoosh...

    Hiya!

    whoosh


  9. kinalau:

    howzit


  10. TChahng [오키나와]:

    Congratulations to John Estes!


  11. kinalau:

    woohoo top ten


  12. BIGWAVE96744:

    John is featured in the Fall Island Sports Media Mag due out early next week. On the Cover is the Warrior of the Century, Colt Brennan.

    Also read quotes from former players on their most memorable game(s).. List includes Big Hawaiian Pride :)


  13. lava:

    Congrats John.


  14. SteveM:

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Congrats to John Estes!


  15. SAWARRIOR:

    L. Davis is a physical bump-and-run CB, too bad the U of H only play zone.


  16. SteveM:

    Hi SAWARRIOR -- long time no see! You going to the UH-UNLV from Texas? Are you still in San Antonio?


  17. Garret:

    Congratulations to John Estes! I think that was actually posted a couple in the blog a couple of days ago, but most people probably missed it so it is good that ST highlighted Estes' honor.


  18. Garret:

    Bad news about Tank Hopkins and Lewis Walker. I'm glad that Central Arkansas will try to rely on their running game, so CB depth might not be as big of a factor. Hopefully all the CBs will be healthy in time for the road trip.


  19. letsgowarriors:

    wheres wf2?


  20. Not an Expert:

    Regarding Colt:

    Zorn has 2 to 3years to show what he can do in making Washington a winner. Thus he needs to go with Campbell as the starter due to he being the highest paid quarterback on the team which the upper brass had brought in.

    Don't question the upper brass. Only way Colt gets to play if Campbell goes down and Collin doesn't perform. Nothing to lose by palying Colt in that situation.

    As mentioned by others more than likely Colt will remain on the team and Chase will be on the practice squad. There is a good probability that Colt maybe traded if Washington can get something worthwhile on a trade and feels Chase is a competent 3rd quarterback.


  21. Pu C. Galore:

    soooo, the tuesday no practice, no play rule is still in effect?


  22. HiFlyer:

    Howzit everyone

    Is it Friday yet!!!


  23. Pomai:

    UH vs Central Arkansas
    10    -    24    Independent
    19    -    17    cavewarrior
    21    -    35    hotwheels
    21    -    14    Momo
    24    -    15    A-House
    24    -    16    Coqui poke
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    28    -    6    Kekoa
    28    -    7    DPK
    28    -    14    LizKauai
    28    -    3    Unkanesson
    28    -    10    Jack Flash
    28    -    35    Pride
    28    -    0    UKU@LA
    31    -    10    mp
    31    -    24    Curt
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    Cut off of da Tsaikos Pix's is dis thursday at 11:59 PM, cause come game day
    dis boy is goin be grinding at da tailgate den it's

    ARE YOU READYYYYYYYYY TO RUMBLE

    GO WARRIORS


  24. (Jesse) James:

    Congrats to John Estes...now, like dj said, time to back it up on the field like we all know you can.....

    Hope all is well with the Tsaikos.....been busy lately but can't wait until Friday....


  25. Pu C. Galore:

    uh 49 uca 14


  26. Pomai:

    Not an Expert: #20

    Don't forget that happened in Pittsburgh in 2004, Ben Roethlisberger was the #3 QB that year, the back up Batch got hurt at the end of preseason, and Tommy Maddox started the first and second game but got hurt in the 3rd QT of that game, Ben came in and replaced him and the rest is history. Now not wishing and harm to the redskins QB's but that could happen with Colt.


  27. Unkanesson:

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation! 4+ Days and counting!!
    Gotta give Mr. Shoji and his warrior wahine a lot of credit for a job well done this weekend! (The AVCA was so impressed they list them at 4-0 on the season! I guess the win over UCLA counted as 2! ;-) ) They just need to tighten up on the opponents' dink shots, and keep their serve returns a little further off the net, and this should be a (NCAA) banner year! One of my few regrets about having emigrated from O'ahu is that I can't attend the games (FB, VB, BB & Baseball) as I once did. Mahalo to K5 for helping fill the void.
    Friday's almost here! GO WARRIORS!!


  28. A-House:

    Boy oh boy, I see all the "lofty" score predictions for the UH game and the more I feel uneasy for UCA is a team to be reckoned with.

    I truly hope that I am wrong and can enjoy the game from the South End zone come Friday.


  29. A-House:

    post # 25 - unusual name and reminds me of the movie Goldfinger!!


  30. Bulla:

    congrats to Coach Shoji and wahine...AWESOME JOB.

    congrats to Estes for the preseason honor, just puts a big target on your back from the get-go....just got to live up to the hype....show them you deserve it and then some

    GO WARRIORS, we'll be cheering from Laramie WY for a big victory!

    GO WARRIORS
    GO WILDCATS (X2) for d1 ohana too :)


  31. d1島:

    Nice recognition for J. Estes.

    Good thing L. Davis is familiar with bear schemes(?). That could be quite timely.


  32. Dirty Commish:

    Hey djmitcho, I think you're playing FFTBL in another league with a friend of mine if I read his facebook wall correctly. You must lay the smackdown and make him cry like a girlie man in my absence. Do it for the Commish!


  33. d1島:

    Bulla,

    Enjoy the trip to Laramie! You may be one of the few who do. :lol:

    But seriously, hoping the purple-clad Wildcats have a successful run to the FCS championship. High expectations are great, but it's a long road. I know you are planning to enjoy the ride! :-)

    GO WILDCATS x 2!!!

    (#2's Wildcats are still preparing for the campaign this weekend.)


  34. BG:

    Dang! Miss a day and it's a long journey to getting caught up to the blog!

    Bulla, you and Lyne will have to tell us later what it's like to watch a fb game at 10,000 ft altitude! Lordy! Best wishes to the Beast for a great game effort and the same goes for the Hawaii contingent there.


  35. royvic:

    I love reading everyone's take on the Wahine Volleyball team, especially Kazz's. All them were great.

    To: Estes shoot for first team. Provide the leadership in making the players performing around you better and it'll make you a better player. And likely having the national media and coaches taking greater notice of your play.

    I'm a SF 49er fan again, especially seeing how they're 3-0 in this preseason. Bandwagon jumper your thinking, your right.

    Also enjoyed reading witneys take on Wie. That was great. I did watch MW hovering over a 3 foot putt with such a wide stance, and seeming to be uncomfortable with her putting stance that she missed the easy putt. What someone wrote saying watch out when her putting comes around is true.


  36. BG:

    Northshore Fan

    Thanks for the job offer yesterday...I'll pass for now LOL

    Betty and I sure missed you on Thursday. Hope you got some of that Sunnyside pie on Friday...but not quite as good as the fresh out of the oven stuff. Ummmm, sooo guuud...


  37. BG:

    Royvic

    Thanks for posting the info on the game discounts. My email is hopelessly piled up right now! And...

    IS IT FRIDAY YET!!!!!


  38. Stephen Tsai:

    Saw Kanani Danielson today. Her left ankle was in a small brace, but she says she's fine.


  39. Stephen Tsai:

    Nasti is tomorrow's guest on the Warrior Beat Show.


  40. Garret:

    The UH game on Friday will be shown on TV throughout Arkansas...you never know if there will be some recruits in Arkansas watching the game that like what they see...

    The UCA Athletic Department has contracted with station KHNL in Honolulu to feed the game to KARZ Channel 42, which will broadcast it throughout Arkansas, with the exception of the Fort Smith area. The game will be shown on Comcast Channel 9 in Little Rock, Conway Corporation Channel 9 in Conway and on Channel 42 on all satellite providers and on AT&T U-verse.

    “We appreciate the University of Hawaii and the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) for allowing us to provide the telecast for our fans in Arkansas,’ said UCA Athletic Director Brad Teague. “We hope our Bear fans will stay up and watch our season opener against a great program.’


  41. Garret:

    UH was mentioned in this article about Butte College football preview.

    Jon Watts is also vying for time on the field at Iowa State. Running back Alex Green and defensive back Lametrius Davis are a part of Hawaii's hopes to take the Western Athletic Conference by storm. Defensive backs Preston Pace, Anthony Conner and Bobby Burns are all on the Louisville roster.


  42. Bulla:

    mahalo to everyone,

    going to laramie is as close as i get to the mile die club, i mean the mile high club....ooops, might've died trying haha.

    hype is just that.....that's what sells papers / blogs i guess. it still comes down to strapping up, manning up, and shutting up.....easy after that.....

    we'll send the good reports back home, but GO WARRIORS and kick some Arkansanian Arse...i think i just make up another word.....the last work I invented did very well.......Tsaikos..............bwaahhahahahahahaa


  43. Garret:

    ESPN says that Chase is ahead of Colt...we will see what happens in Washington's final preseason game. We know that Colt responds well to challenges.

    According to ESPN.com, Chase Daniel looks to be the favorite to win the third-string quarterback job for the Redskins over Colt Brennan. According to the report, the job is Daniel's to lose, but Brennan will get one more chance to play his way onto the team in the final preseason game.

    Our View: Daniel has outplayed Brennan fairly significantly in the preseason thus far, but you have to think that Brennan still has a chance since he was with the team last season. Both guys look to be worthy of an NFL roster spot, so whoever loses out could have a decent chance at catching on with someone else.


  44. Garret:

    It will be GREAT to see Ilaoa again and hear what he has to say on the WB show.


  45. d1島:

    Live broadcast to Arkansas?

    Make sure you smile nice for the camera.....

    Q: What do you get when you have 32 Arkansasians in the same room?
    A: A full set of teeth.


  46. d1島:

    But really, I think there will be good viewership for the game. What else could they be doing?


    An elderly couple pulled into a gas station and the attendant ran up to the car saying, "Fill 'er up sir?"

    The elderly gent said, "Sure, son."

    His wife, who was hard of hearing leaned over to her husband and questioned, "What did he saaaay?"

    The old man replied, "He says he's gonna fill up the car with gas!"

    She leans back and nods approvingly. When the attendant comes to the window again he asks, "Can I wash that windshield for you?"

    The old man replies, "Certainly, I'd like that."

    The old woman again leans over to her husband and asks, "What did he saaaay?"

    The old man gets close to her ear and explains that the attendant is going to wash the windshield. She leans back in approval.

    When the attendant finishes the windshield, he comes around to the old man and says, "I see by your license plate that you are from Arkansas. I was in Arkansas in the military....worst sex I ever had was in Arkansas!"

    The old woman leans over again asking, "What did he saaaay?"

    Her husband turns to her and says, "He thinks he knows ya!!!"


  47. Bulla:

    d1

    that was good,

    what's the difference between an Arkansasian mother in law and a hippo?

    about 30 lbs, and 3 teeth


  48. Bulla:

    You might know you're from Arkansas if....................

    Your wife's job requires her to wear an orange vest.

    Bikers back down from your momma.

    You were shooting pool when your kids were born.

    Your favorite Christmas present was a painting on black velvet.

    You think that Dom Perignon is a mafia leader.

    Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos".

    You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.

    You've ever stolen clothes from a scarecrow.

    You think that beef jerky and Moon Pies are two of the major food groups.


  49. d1島:

    Bulla,

    :lol:

    Some of them may be rushing around to get to a TV which means someone's bound to get pulled over....

    The Arkansas state trooper pulls over a pickup truck on I-40. He says to the driver, "Got any ID?"
    The driver says, "Bout what?"


  50. d1島:

    They may need to pull together to support the Governor there if he's gonna watch the game....

    Q: Did you hear that the governor's mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas burned down?
    A: Yep. Pert' near took out the whole trailer park.


  51. d1島:

    Of course, Tyson Chicken is big there so it wouldn't be unusual to see....

    Two Arkansasians are walking down different ends of a street toward each other, and one is carrying a sack. When they meet, one says, "Hey Tommy Ray, what'cha got in th' bag?"
    "Jus' some chickens."
    "If I guesses how many they are, can I have one?"
    "Shoot, ya guesses right and I'll give you both of them."


  52. d1島:

    Health Care is a hot topic in Arkansas, too.
    To help the discussion they've released a list of medical terms....

    Artery....The study of painting
    Bacteria....The back door of a cafeteria
    Barium....What a doctor says when a patient dies
    Bowel....A letter like A, E, I, O and U
    Caesarean Section....A neighborhood in Rome
    CAT Scan....Something for Kitty
    Cauterize....Make eye contact with her
    Colic....A sheep dog
    Dilate...To live a long life

    (cont'd. later)


  53. W.M:

    whoop whoop, go Johnny Boy! Great exposure for Hawaii Football. Looking forward to Friday's game!! Go Warriors!!!


  54. d1島:

    W.M.,

    You wouldn't happen to make one meee-an BBQ Burger, eh?


  55. labrat:

    On the phone to the UH ticket office and they got me on hold. Listening to the music. Falling asleep.


  56. d1島:

    labrat,

    You sure they still working?


  57. labrat:

    d1 right after I posted the guy came on the line. Talk about tsaiko power. My tickets in the mail.


  58. warriorfanny2:

    #19, mi amigo---ellis island links....lol.
    kudo's to Kunani, Aneli n Stephanie--proof that hard work in the off-season pays-off!
    Look, Mac's spin stops FRI....who cares who is the #2-QB, what can the #1 do?
    And, arent we tired of Ron Lee's praise of his wide-receivers?
    I just want to know if they all learned to run simple-routes: simple-QBs can see and throw simple-passes.
    Greg Sallas and Kealoha Pilares are the only two with experience. Of the other 7 that represent the "best ever assembled", 5 have yet to make a D1A reception.

    Bottomline, the buck stops against the Central Arkansas Bears and the plank gets shorter over the three successive road games. By the end of 8 weeks, Phil Steele maybe murmuring, "I told you so" or humbly accepting al's CC at Richie's Drive Inn to offer his mea culpas.

    At any rate, ACA +60 (After Central Arkaksas), it doesnt get easier, #2 QB and great widereceivers notwithstanding.


  59. warriorfanny2:

    #58, sorry, misp., Kanani=Kunani


  60. Slugger:

    warriorfanny2,

    It sounds like you haven't been to watch the Warriors at practice. You would know that the receivers are doing great. You should go to practice & watch them.

    And the WAC VB player of the week is Kanani Danielson.

    Esme & out....


  61. warriorfanny2:

    Slugger,I see ur logic. lol. I dont see what u see so I wasnt there? Wow! Laulau. Sounds like a sugar coater.
    Pray tell, pleeze tell us Y u believe the receivers looked great?


  62. W.M:

    RE: #54
    "That and more"


  63. whitey:

    WOW, Kalei Adolpho of Molokai commited to play bb for the wahines and also vb. Way to go. She is 6' 1", sr, at Molokai High.


  64. whitey:

    She also has a 3.5 grade average.


  65. whitey:

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  66. LK:

    ST is guesting on the Sports Animals soon.


  67. royvic:

    Just tuned into 1420 and heard that ST will appear soon.

    1420 link-
    http://www.espn1420am.com/?id=66


  68. Garret:

    Oakland's coach criticized Samson's ability to make their protection calls. I question Oakland's coaching, since Samson was never criticized about that at Miami or UH before.

    Samson Satele has taken virtually all the first-team reps in OTAs and training camp, appearing for all the world like the opening-day starter. But after practice, Cable said “there’s definitely competition there.”

    Asked whether he has been pleased with Satele’s play, Cable said: “Sometimes I have. There are some things he needs to improve on. There are things that I like and there are some things I don’t feel like he’s getting it quick enough.”

    And primary among those things is making protection calls for the line, something that Grove excelled at.

    “That’s really the issue, because in this system the center has to run the show,” Cable said.


  69. whitey:

    Garret, most of us think that when you are a head coach, Tom Cable, most will believe him, but if you look further, he could be a dud. He was head coach at Idaho (yes, of th WAC) and never had a winning season and as a result got fired, was with Mora at Atlanta and got released along with Mora, came to Oakland and got the hc because Al Davis fired Kiffen. His record at Oakland is 5-11. He was a lineman, so I give him credit for that and relatively young as a hc. He appears to have problems getting the raiders into a winning mode and appears to be a whiner and blames others for the team problems.


  70. al:

    garret....here's a guy that we recruited early and then he verballed to nebraska. now he says he is taking back the verbal and has gone back shopping.

    he's a guy the staff would like.

    http://hawaii.scout.com/a.z?s=219&p=8&c=1&nid=4200485


  71. al:

    oh and sloan is from arkansas.


  72. Garret:

    Al,

    *Very* interesting recruiting tidbit! It might be extremely useful for UH to have the season opener televised in Arkansas.


  73. Garret:

    Nice feature on UH in the Maui News. The band gets some credit:

    Trudging through two-a-day practices, seemingly endless drills and the summer heat, the University of Hawaii football team recently got a lift from an unlikely source - the band.

    ''During camp, everyone was kind of down a little bit, starting to dread it,'' said Warriors quarterback Greg Alexander. ''But they started doing the band practice and (when) everyone starts hearing the band, you just start picking it up a bit. It's football season now.''


  74. Garret:

    Despite losing 10 of 11 starters from the defense, second-year UH coach Greg McMackin is optimistic.

    ''We've got one guy back that started last year, but I believe in the players,'' McMackin said. ''The coaches are doing a great job of coaching them. They're guys that can run to the football. They've been very coachable. Now we just need game reps to see where we're at.''


  75. Garret:

    Hawaii's success rests largely on the shoulders of Alexander, who was benched last year before earning the final six starts of the season.

    ''He's a great leader,'' said defensive lineman Rocky Savaiigaea, one of the three team captains. ''He stepped into the position, and I think he's going to do a lot better than he did last year. He did great last year, and he's going to step it up another notch.''


  76. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    #61 - stfu...


  77. letsgowarriors:

    anterrio sloan doesnt seem to have interest in hawaii though.

    here s the article....

    Anterrio Sloan changing his mind on his pledge to Nebraska isn’t a shock. He’s been looking around, but has maintained that he was still a commit to the Huskers, despite never actually visiting the campus.
    Now he’s officially opening his recruiting back up, and as to the reason, Sloan said it was simple. “I haven’t talked to a coach there for about two months. They don’t call. They don’t write- nothing,” he said. “So, I just thought I would just decommit and just kind of take recruiting as it comes and get ready for my season.”

    The logical assumption as to why Nebraska may have stopped communication was that they heard about him exploring his options and decided to look elsewhere. Sloan doesn’t think that’s the reason. “I know they got busy over the Summer, which I did, too. So, I know why they didn’t keep in contact then,” he said. “But I haven’t heard from them at all since, and I got all these other schools recruiting me pretty hard.”

    The schools which top the list right now in terms of contact are Auburn, Mississippi State and Kentucky, all three teams he’s looking at as potential official visits. But he said this change of heart has caused him to change up how he’s approaching recruiting. “I’m just going to concentrate on my season and we’ll see how the recruiting goes. I’m not in any rush to do anything,” he said.

    As for Nebraska, it would seem they are now on the outside looking in. But Sloan said the Big Red are still part of the mix. In fact, he said all they might have to do is stay in contact with him and he might turn that pledge right back around. “If they open up communication like they used to, I might just commit back to them. But I haven’t heard a thing from them in a long time,” he said. “I know why I committed there. It’s not like that’s changed. But if I don’t hear from them, I don’t know what’s going on.”

    With Sloan’s change of heart, the Huskers are now back five commits. The Huskers had a pledge from Missouri prep receiver Keeston Terry earlier


  78. expat:

    Tom Cable has more to worry about than what Sampson is saying on the line. He will be lucky if he doesn't get a major suspension and avoids a felony assault trial.


  79. Jason:

    I only attended one practice and one walkthrough this fall camp, so I can't speak for the guys right now. But I know last year, when Ron Lee was at the Nā Koa luncheon, he showed us film of the receivers and how the receivers were often sloppy in running their routes. I learned a lot listening to Ron that day.

    When you spread out across the field like the R&S does, it's supposedly easier to find open holes in the defense, or to beat your man in space when defended one-on-one. But the efficiency of that route running can make the difference between a ten-yard gain and a sixty-yard touchdown pass. It's about how you make the cuts, the positioning of your feet and the way you lean through them, knowing what kind of cut is right for that route and that passing concept.

    This is just my thinking—I don't know if the coaches would agree or disagree with this—but I figure when June Jones was around, he was so good at seeing the field and telling the receivers what to run that Ron could emphasize the little things, and that made our receivers that much more dangerous. Now with Ron as OC, he doesn't have the time to do that. Throw in the fact that the routes are more complicated with Ron's R&S, I figure that led Ron, Stutz, and Rolo to spend more time going over reads than route running.


  80. labrat:

    Flip flop flip flop flip flop.


  81. LizKauai (We are FAMILY!):

    Alright! Looking forward to the Nasti interview. It was great to see him at the Wahine Clinic!


  82. wafan:

    Expat . . .

    Going to the WSU game?

    Jason . . .

    How are you doing in the classroom(s)?

    Labrat . . .

    Where are you walking?

    Liz . . .

    Hi!


  83. Jason:

    Classroom is hot. Algebra 2 standards are crazy. I'm way too busy right now. But I love teaching.

    That said, I think my break is just about over. :-(


  84. wafan:

    LGW . . .

    Maybe it was the way the article was written. I get the feeling he is trowing a temper tantrum because they did not contact him as often as he thought they should.

    Kind of a primo uomo?


  85. Jason:

    Oh yeah, before I go, I thought this was a nice article on backup QBs in the NFL:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview09/news/story?id=4433306

    No mention of Colt, but I couldn't help but think of him while reading this.


  86. Garret:

    This article gives a lot of reasons why Hartline will be picked to start at WR for Miami instead of Bess or Camarillo. It is interesting that Bess' contract situation (contract up after this season) gives Miami and incentive to start Hartline instead of him.

    Bess' exhibition season struggles certainly aren't helping his case. But unlike Camarillo, there's no doubt he's healthy. But has this former Hawaii standout reached his ceiling? Is he more complimentary piece than NFL starter?

    The decision will likely come down to which receiver do the Dolphins view as the best long-term investment. Who has the most upside? Which puppy do they think they can turn into a killer?

    If all things are equal, which I suspect it is, Hartline might be the best option for the Dolphins, and here's why.

    3. It's easier for Bess and/or Camarillo to move into the slot role, which is a tad bit more complicated because of all the route adjustments required based on defensive coverages.

    4. Bess will be used as the primary punt returner, so taxing him on special teams might require a reduced snap count.

    5. Bess is entering the final year of the contract he signed as an undrafted rookie. While he'll be a restricted free agent for the Dolphins for a while (hell, four more seasons if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached), Hartline belongs to the Dolphins for the next four years at Walmart prices.


  87. Garret:

    letsgowarriors,

    Thank you for that article. I won't worry about the possibility of Sloan being interested in UH...given the distance between his home and Hawaii and all the BCS schools going after him in his region of the country, I'm guessing the coaches aren't going to waste their limited and valuable time on recruiting him.


  88. wafan:

    Jason . . .

    Welcome to Every Child Left Behind because EVERY kid is going to graduate from high school and earn a Bachelor's Degree.


  89. warriorfanny2:

    Ok, we have some athleticism and speed on D, but the crunch comes down to our DTs and its depth at this position to stop the run. Talent and experience drop after #3 in the rotation. Our DEs are tweeners and everyone else is inexperienced throughout the remainder of the D-lineup... We have seen this before.
    Can we stop the run?
    We shall see....
    One thing for sure, the Bears will test our interior DL as well as our perimeter and attempt to establish a run game early.


  90. wafan:

    Shucks. Almost forgot, Jason.

    Glad to hear you are enjoying the classroom, too! To me, that is the best part -- watching the "ah-ha!" moments everyday.

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  91. Jason:

    There are "Aha!" moments? ;-)

    And yeah, I can't believe what they are pushing. I was talking to a friend, he's two years my senior and also an alumnus. He got his degree in physics, and just finished up his M.Ed. If physics were my expertise, I'd love to go and teach that instead, less headaches. Then again, he did say he would crush me physically, and then show himself superior in knowledge of physics. On both accounts, I must defer. :-D


  92. Jason:

    Okay, seriously, break time over.


  93. A-House:

    wafan:

    U still here in paradise? Going to the game on Friday or U will be on your way back to the PNW?

    maybe casino after the game still viable depending on what time the game ends. fo sura, we need to have a solid plan soon so we know where to meet afta the game. also, need to tell da tour group leader if we goin take bus back to hotel.


  94. chawan_cut:

    Russell Tanoue.... I mean Jason.
    wassup.


  95. wafan:

    Mr. A-House . . .

    I leave this Saturday but will not be able to make the Friday Festivities. Going to try though, but it looks bleak.

    Anyhow, I checked with the buffet at the casino. They close at 11pm -- more than enough time to get up there and have a feast and play some games!

    We have some time to figure out where to meet and such. I believe rides to and from will be easy to figure out.


  96. Garret:

    It would be GREAT for the WAC, and for Coach Tomey especially, if SJSU could upset USC in their season opener. On paper SJSU should have no chance. However, USC is starting a true freshman QB and Coach Tomey will do everything he can to confuse and rattle him.

    Back when the "Desert Swarm" defense was terrorizing college football, burying quarterbacks under a torrent of blitzes, Matt Barkley was still in kindergarten learning his ABCs.

    On Saturday afternoon, Barkley could get a history lesson.

    That's because the USC quarterback will face a San Jose State team coached by Dick Tomey, the man behind Arizona's famed defense of the 1990s.

    It appears that, after all these years, not much has changed with Tomey.

    "If you've ever watched us play," he says of his current team, "you know that we get off the bus pressuring the quarterback."

    Tomey's scheming could spell trouble for the first true freshman quarterback in USC history to start an opener.

    A freshman who had 18 passes intercepted against high school defenses last fall.

    While Barkley was making those mistakes at Santa Ana Mater Dei, San Jose State ranked 10th nationally against the pass and 11th in sacks.

    "They pressure well and they cover with a variety of things they do," USC Coach Pete Carroll said. "It will be as complex a defensive system as we'll go against all year."


  97. Garret:

    KHON feature on the Warriors.

    There are challenges to a Friday night season opener but the University of Hawaii is hoping ticket discounts and promotions will equal a rush to the box office.

    "We have our family fun pack which offers great discounts for families, we have a group discount plan for 20 or more folks who want to bring a big group out, some great savings there, we have half off for the military, half off for UH Alumni Association members," said UH Associate Athletics Director John McNamara.

    Oceanic is also offering Road Runner Warrior online which allows you to watch any U-H athletic home event live from your PC or laptop from anywhere in the world -- only $12 for football games.

    "Any fan throughout the world can go to Oceanic's streaming site and basically watch the game live along with everybody else here in the state," said McNamara.


  98. Garret:

    Not only is Central Arkansas' top WR out for the season, their plans to use a power rushing offense took a hit with their All-Conference FB missing the UH game.

    The University of Central Arkansas football team will head to Hawaii on Wednesday minus two preseason all-conference football players.

    Willie Landers, the leading return wide receiver, is out for the season after knee surgery from an injury sustained on the first day of practice. Fullback Nick Cowger of Vilonia has reinjured a knee and will be out indefinitely, possibly for the season.


  99. Garret:

    Central Arkansas' projected starting QB will make the trip to Hawaii, but he hasn't been able to practice much of their Fall camp.

    That includes backup quarterback Nathan Dick, a University of Arkansas transfer, who was unable to throw for two weeks because of a triceps injury.

    “We started working him in slowly after the middle of last week,” said Conque, who noted Trae Cook will begin as the third-string quarterback and also play receiver.


  100. Garret:

    UCA lost both coordinators and their coach is worried about their coordination. They were able to use the UH trip to recruit, so they already got some benefit from playing UH.

    “This game seemed a lot better 18 months ago when we recruited to it and could talk about it. It’s a tough challenge but we’re putting together a plan to win.

    “We just need to play a game. We’ve had a good camp, but there are questions about execution in game situations. How is our discipline? We’ve got a new staff. How do we communicate? And there’s a learning curve as far as calling plays and sideline logistics. Can our No. 1 offense sustain a 10-play drive? Can our No. 1 defense stop a five- or six-play drive, then go out and play well on one play in the kicking game? We need to play a game to find out those things.”


  101. Garret:

    Travel info for UCA. UH is getting a great financial deal on this game...SEC schools pay $1 million for a D-IAA team to visit their home stadiums.

    Interesting that UCA gets an entire day free in Hawaii after the game, plus they go to Pearl Harbor the day before the game.

    The UCA team will bus to Dallas on Wednesday morning for an afternoon flight to Honolulu. After landing in Honolulu, the team will go immediately to Aloha Stadium for a practice session. The Bears will headquarter at the Marriott Waikiki. They’ll go as a group to Pearl Harbor on Thursday, then have another practice session. Lockdown time will begin Friday. The Bears will have most of Saturday free before returning to the mainland late Saturday night.

    THE PAYOUT: The University of Hawaii is paying all of the expenses — travel, hotel, meals, etc. — for UCA’s official 90-person party that includes players, coaches, trainers and managers. In addition, the school will receive a $125,000 payout.


  102. Garret:

    A number of true freshmen will play against UH. D-IAA teams have scholarship limitations so their depth isn't as great as D-IA teams and they have to play freshmen more...but they have talent in their starting units and can be dangerous if taken lightly.

    Conque said UCA will include eight true freshmen on the Hawaii traveling squad. Those are: wide receiver Dominque Croom, offensive linemen Dominque Allen, Corey Howard and Nate Richards, defensive backs Marcus Dumaas and Radarius Winston, defensive end LaMarcus King and tight end Mason King.

    “All are in backup or special teams roles, but we’ll worked them in if we need them,” Conque said.


  103. Pomai:

    Wafan hope you can make the t-gate, one last cc before heading back to the land of OZ.


  104. SAWARRIOR:

    #16. howzit. I'm trying to get time off to go to the Hawaii-UNLV game, not looking good...and yes, still typing from SA.


  105. Gorg:

    Sup Tsai-kos!! Haven't checked the blog in forevers. Hope you are all well. Did someone do a fantasy football league this year?
    aloha all


  106. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey there Gorg!


  107. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Estes gonna be the anchor on a much improved O-line. NFLer for sure, dat guy. Congrats to him for the pre-season honors.


  108. Slugger:

    Wow! I used to live near Central Arkansas. Hot Springs, AR just south of Conway was pretty cool. Bet they'd know where Seligman, MO is. Not many people do...

    From the articles Garret's finding, we'd better win that game on Friday.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  109. al:

    WANTED: 2 LB HAMMER

    hey, anybody got an old 2 lb hammer they want to donate for the ongoing tsaiko tailgate horseshoes?


  110. curveball:

    Slugger:

    As you have observed at practices our receivers are running very good routes and catching the ball well..we are deep also..people that were there like yourself would have seen that.....


  111. expat:

    wafan

    Yep, I will be in Seattle and will be dragging the wife, the 4 yr old & the 1 yr old along for the fun.


  112. Jason:

    For a second, I thought expat was wafan—since when did wafan have little kids?!?! :-D


  113. Derek:

    Some notes:
    1) With Jake Ingram now the long snapper for sure, I wonder if he's telling Belichick to go get Colt Brennan if he can. The Patriots back ups right now are Brian Hoyer, a rookie from Michigan St. and Andrew Walter, formerly from Arizona St. and Oakland Raiders who is not the answer. The Patriots for sure are waiting for the roster cuts to see if they can get another QB or are working on a deal to get somebody after they released Kevin O'Connell. I don't really care for the Redskins so I hope Brennan gets a chance some place else. Denver might be a good place too.
    2) My heart sank when Kanani Danielson went down last night. I thought it was real bad, maybe a broken ankle. If we lost her, it's over. We cannot win a national championship w/out her. Dave Shoji will tell anybody that winning the WAC is nice, but it's all about winning the big one. It's been a long time, Dave. Can the Wahine do it this year? While it's a good start over the weekend, they have to get better. There needs to be more kills right in the middle of the court. That will open up the outside more and be more effective percentage wise. Hewitt seems to be promising. I hope she progressively get better and become more of a force.
    3) Higgins and Manley - I saw the game last Saturday. I thought Higgins outplayed Manley. Are the Warriors looking at Higgins? I thought Higgins was more mobile. Are the Warriors taking a look at Vonn Feao?
    He's the guy w/ the menacing look as a relief pitcher who closed out the game for the Ewa Beach Little Leaguers to win the Little League World Series. At first, I thought for sure he would end up as a linebacker but it looks like he's a running back or fullback.


  114. Garret:

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

    With Apple transitioning to a model where they have the iPhone on multiple carriers in each country, these analysts think that Verizon will get the iPhone next summer.


  115. Garret:

    Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion--I wonder when Iron Man, Spider Man, Captain America, X-Men, Hulk, Fantastic Four, and the rest of their characters will show up in Disney theme parks and rides?


  116. Garret:

    High school teacher in New Jersey was charged with selling grades--she told the students that the $1,400 she collected would be donated to charity, but she kept the money for herself.


  117. Garret:

    This was a *bad* first date--Detroit man skipped out on the dinner bill and stole his date's car!


  118. Garret:

    Burglar ran away when he was confronted by the homeowner, leaving behind the 42-inch plasma TV...and while police were there processing the crime scene the burglar returned and carried off the 100-pound TV!


  119. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  120. Jack Flash:

    What the..? GORG! What's up? U coming to the game on friday? Ride is leaving Kailua at 5pm (after dropping off Jackson at Gramma hotel!)


  121. jm2375:

    Garret - #115 - what about all the cool rides at all the Universal Parks around the world (e.g. Islands of Adventure in Orlando, at least 2 parks in Spain)? Hulk was my fave in Orlando. I don't want them to be Disney-fied!


  122. Garret:

    jm2375,

    I'm guessing all current rides are grandfathered with the deal. Disney would like for Universal not to have those rides, but they cannot prevent them from keeping those rides going.


  123. Garret:

    I think that Islands of Adventure has the best roller coasters of any theme park I've been to. Nice variety of types of roller coasters also.


  124. d1島:

    (more Arkansas health terms)

    Enema....not a friend
    Fester.....quicker
    G.I. Series....soldier ball game
    Hangnail....coat hook
    Impotent....well-known
    Labor pain....getting hurt at work
    Morbid....a higher offer
    Nitrates....cheaper than day rates

    (cont'd. later)


  125. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 31st, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Saw Kanani Danielson today. Her left ankle was in a small brace, but she says she's fine.

    *Whew*!

    Good to hear. Don't wanna.. uh... you know... "shriek" again yeah. :oops:


  126. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    Derek:

    August 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    ...
    2) My heart sank when Kanani Danielson went down last night. I thought it was real bad, maybe a broken ankle. If we lost her, it's over. We cannot win a national championship w/out her. Dave Shoji will tell anybody that winning the WAC is nice, but it's all about winning the big one. It's been a long time, Dave. Can the Wahine do it this year? While it's a good start over the weekend, they have to get better. There needs to be more kills right in the middle of the court. That will open up the outside more and be more effective percentage wise. Hewitt seems to be promising. I hope she progressively get better and become more of a force.

    Long time is right. Twice I caught myself looking up at the last national championship banner during Hawaii Pono i.

    This past weekend was great and you could see Brittany Hewitt improve from Friday through Sunday. As the competition got better so did she.

    One thing I have been pondering all day was how Amber Kaufman kind of went to the ground against Western Michigan on Friday. I was sitting across the Wahine bench and she was kind of slumped over on and off for about a minute. It was subtle enough that it was hard to really notice. She never really got her first kill against UCLA until the 2nd set, but then again the Bruins really did their homework on her "swing" killshot.

    I think Kaufman will be targeted going forward and even into WAC play. Of course the simple fact of the matter is that all WAC teams, sans NMSU, can scout her all they want, but the better athlete will win 9.5 out of 10 times so it will be no problem for Kaufman.

    Going back to what it would mean to lose Kanani Danielson, it sure as hell would be the nail in the coffin to lose Amber Kaufman (KNOCKS ON WOOD).

    Final thing... Can't remember how often the rotation worked out, but Stephanie Ferrell looked REAL good at the ROH spot last night in the second set, but again I wonder who can we go to if Kanani is out for whatever reason. As I mentioned last night, Coach Shoji is eventually going to have to give Corrine Cascioppo more time, most likely when conference play starts and the same goes for Alexis Forsythe. Over the weekend you can see these two can play at the D1 level, but they just need to get some "ground" underneath them.

    Confidence and opportunity has done wonders for Brittany Hewitt thus far and with many Wahine Volleyball fans clamouring for that much-needed height on the team, the next few season will be exciting... if everything pans out and falls together.


  127. d1島:

    Did you hear that they have raised the minimum drinking age in Arkansas to 32?
    It seems they want to keep alcohol out of the high schools!


  128. d1島:

    What do they call "Hee Haw" in Arkansas?
    A documentary.


  129. d1島:

    Why do folks from Arkansas go to the movie theater in groups of 18 or more?
    17 and under are not admitted.


  130. d1島:

    What do Arkansasians call duct tape?
    Chrome.


  131. d1島:

    From the Arkansas Residency Application:

    Last Name: ________________ (last)

    First Name: (Check appropriate box)
    (_) Billy-Joe
    (_) Billy-Ray
    (_) Billy-Sue
    (_) Billy-Mae
    (_) Billy-Jack


  132. d1島:

    Age: ____
    Sex: ____ M _____ F _____ N/A
    Shoe Size ____ Left ____ Right

    Occupation:
    (_) Farmer
    (_) Mechanic
    (_) Hair Dresser
    (_) Un-employed


  133. d1島:

    Spouse's Name: __________________________

    Relationship with spouse:
    (_) Sister
    (_) Brother
    (_) Aunt
    (_) Uncle
    (_) Cousin
    (_) Mother
    (_) Father
    (_) Son
    (_) Daughter
    (_) Pet


  134. d1島:

    Education: 1 2 3 4 (Circle highest grade
    completed)


  135. d1島:

    Do you (_)own or (_)rent your mobile home?

    ___ Total number of vehicles you own
    ___ Number of vehicles that still crank
    ___ Number of vehicles in front yard
    ___ Number of vehicles in back yard
    ___ Number of vehicles on cement blocks


  136. d1島:

    Firearms you own and where you keep them:
    ____ truck
    ____ bedroom
    ____ bathroom
    ____ kitchen
    ____ shed


  137. d1島:

    Do you have a gun rack?
    (_) Yes (_) No; please explain:


  138. d1島:

    Newspapers/magazines you subscribe to:
    (_) The National Enquirer
    (_) The Globe
    (_) TV Guide
    (_) Soap Opera Digest
    (_) Rifle and Shotgun


  139. d1島:

    ___ Number of times you've seen a UFO
    ___ Number of times you've seen Elvis
    ___ Number of times you've seen Elvis in a UFO


  140. curveball:

    d1島:

    you are brutal


  141. d1島:

    How often do you bathe:
    (_)Weekly
    (_)Monthly
    (_)Not Applicable

    Color of teeth:
    (_)Yellow
    (_)Brownish-Yellow
    (_)Brown
    (_)Black
    (_)N/A


  142. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    So... Ferd picks 8-5. That's as fair as one can get I guess. It seemed to generate enough attention to garner some "comments" online off the HA website and Im sure those kiddies got their rocks off by flaming each other to death by now.

    Personally, in the beginning I had felt a repeat regular season record of 7-6 would be repeated with difficulties coming from defensive struggles in the secondary being the cause and that this time the offense would be handling the bulk of the stress.

    However, as fall camp came and from the 5 practices I was able to see over the entire month of August, it's apparent that the tides of "change" in what a typical Hawaii football team "looks" like or what kind of "style" they'll have on a "national" basis.

    JJ had this program lighting up the evening Halawa sky, but Coach Mack seems determined to have this team develop their "speed" on defense, especially in the front seven.

    As we "limped" out of the Hawaii Bowl, a friend asked me what I thought of the young defense for 2009 and the first thing that I said was that, "well, Coach Mack is a defensive guy so I'm not too worried" and that's pretty much the equivalent of "well Coach Jones is an offensive guy so I'm not worried"... but then again I wasn't an SMU fan and we saw what they did last season despite JJ's claims that he had "better" athletes at SMU in his first season in Dallas than he had at Hawaii in 1999... :roll: (but I digress)

    So from the spring to the fall, I think the defense will for sure surprise some people for the better. I haven't really noticed Haku or Geordon in the last few practices I attended and for some reason I kept missing out on noticing or watching Zach Masch, was busy watching Meatoga and Savaiigaea run over olinemen I guess ... :wink:

    The secondary's "tackling" looks more like "tackling" now as opposed to those arm tackles of yesterday and looks like there is more discipline in knowing when to go for a KATOOSH as opposed to always being on a head-hunting expedition and then getting burned with one quick juke by the opposing WRs.

    I'm trying not to think about what's going to do well or not so well as quite honestly, it's hard to tell. Everyone has different opinions on which way this season will go and all the accusations of "haters" or "kool-aiders" is quite tiresome and people from both sides that keep arguing can do so till the end of time.

    In the end, all the positivity or all the negativity will not have a direct impact on the year so there is NO point in convincing opposing views that your opinion is correct, right, or even educated.

    The truth is, our views are our own and regardless of either we tell ourselves "things will be ok" or "this season will be bad", there is only one person that will care what you think and that is ourselves.

    Me personally, to some I'm a "kool-aider" and regardless of how anyone may think of that or this post, they can l**k my a** about it because we're going 9 and F'N 4 MOTHER***KERS!!!

    :mrgreen:


  143. d1島:

    Brand of chewing tobacco you prefer:
    (_)Red-Man

    How far is your home from a paved road?
    (_)1 mile
    (_)2 miles
    (_)don't know

    curveball,

    You can pick it up from here.

    Oyasumina-tsai....


  144. Kekoa:

    Slugger ~ You've been to a lot more of the fb practices then most of us guys. Your observance of the team has really been impressive! The women's clinic helped you to understand a little bit more how it feels from a player's perspective on the field.

    I know you have your opinion of the receiver's catching abilities as on some occasions you and I watched them haul in some tough passes. An important part of those catches was their ability to hold on to the ball even when they were smacked down real hard by the db's!

    Congratulations on upgrading your knowledge of the game. It's all good because you know what you saw out there certainly was not sugar coated. Some have the bumps and bruises to prove it!

    See you at the t-gate!


  145. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    I have actually seen a "UFO" once.

    It's this same EXACT one that KHON did a piece on in 2007:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PPG_Tj38vU


  146. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    GOOD JOB TO JAKE INGRAM FOR WINNING THE JOB THAT WAS YOURS TO BEGIN WITH AND CONGRATS TO THE WAHINE FOR MOVING UP TO #4 IN THE NATION!!!


  147. curveball:

    d1島:

    damn..I was born in Missouri


  148. Kazz (13 more for Coach Shoji):

    Last thought before bed:

    So... The Beatles are going to have their version of "Rockband" soon huh?

    Dang, that's going to be the EASIEST version of Rockband ever! :lol:


  149. curveball:

    duct tape = chrome is way to funny


  150. Ralph:

    do you trace your roots to Huck Finn?


  151. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    Kazz- I'm with you... Nat Champ banner belongs the in SSC! GO, WAHINE!!!


  152. Slugger:

    d1,

    Y'all gonna have to stop with the AR jokes now...I lived in them thar hills just north o' the border and the people in them thar parts is real nice like. I used to follow Razorback football & go shoppin' in Fayetteville (pronounced 'Fat-ville' by locals). ... And my boyfriend wonders why we tolerate Portagee jokes...

    Manana... Night all!


  153. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, I sorta-sorta got a new computer. It's actually the spare, spare laptop since the one I was promised well, it's missing. Hmmm.


  154. chawan_cut:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZjfcMJvobM
    tonight's news


  155. koakane™:

    good evening tsaiko country

    first supa game by the wahines last night. they have the tools to go far if they stay healthy. they play with no fear and definitely should make the final four. good luck to the wahines the rest of the season.

    just 4 days away from kicking off the 09 season so besides the UH warriors sending out good hunting to the d1 and bulla's teams their sons play for. a double fight hard wildcats

    that reminds me tgate this friday. a few of us will be setting up the old cabana and getting ready for the tsaikos. we have located all the necessary items need for pot luck (plates, forks, chop stick but need help with paper towel and foil). have the cooking tools (2 tongs, cutting board and knife) we could use another board and knife). jj, homey, and frank will be there by 10:30. arriving around 12 will be sj, myki, kekoa, pops, diana, bg, betty, ralph. things are looking good. reminder to after 4pm arrivals please bring you tgate food cooked so we don't have to keep the fire going. we would like to clean up between 5 and 6 then walk to the stadium with everyone else. bring coolers to help store the left overs.

    check the blog for any new changes. thanks


  156. Ralph:

    ST check Ferd's computer, he probably upgraded with your computer.


  157. NYUH:

    Garret,

    Please display your links. Otherwise we are clicking blindly. And thanks for what seems like a lot of good articles.

    Congrats to Jake Ingram on making the Pats team. Sorry I wasn't rooting for you last week.

    Nice to see the acknowledgment for Estes. Now lets see the Oline have a better year. I always felt they were better than their results last year.


  158. SteveM:

    whitey:
    August 31st, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    SteveM, you goin like this.

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA--AUGUST 31, 2009-- Mexico fall cruises
    on Carnival were just slashed to near record low prices. The
    new rates start at $159 for sailings from San Diego and Long
    Beach. The low lead price even includes one weekend cruise.

    Plus, with this sale from Travelocity, upgrades to Oceanview
    cabins start at only $10 more per person.

    Below are some of the sailing dates included in this offer:
    - $159 ... Three-night cruises on Oct. 9, 19
    - $159 ... Four-night cruises on Sept. 21, 28; Dec. 7, 14
    - $169 ... Three-night cruise on Nov. 6, 13; Dec. 4; Jan. 8
    - $189 ... Four-night cruise on Oct. 5, 12
    - $329 ... Seven-night cruise on Nov. 29
    - $349 ... Seven-night cruise on Sept. 27

    There is also a seven-night Thanksgiving sailing departing
    Nov. 22 on the brand-new Carnival Splendor for $399.....

    Nice... the $159 per person 4 nighter on September 21 caught my eye. Anyone in the LAS-SDO area with 5 days off should try it... specially after the Las Vegas game.

    Peaches and I will be sailing on the Norwegian Sun out of San Francisco on Sunday 9/20 (I hope) immediately after scrambling out of Vegas a few hours after the game... :|


  159. SteveM:

    Taking my mom to the airport (for Vegas) last night made it official... Peaches and I will miss the season opener this Friday. Good news is that Long Time UH Fan is going and will be using my tickets.

    My brother in CA bought mom tickets to Vegas to stay with them at the Venetian. How did bargain basement brother swing that? Of course , mom's return flight ETA is 9:05 PM Friday. Peaches works till 5:30 PM anyway and mom has to wait 5 hours at LAS before her flight home, so we're going to pick her up and settle her in for the night. We'll be watching the game at Genji's until mom lands. Hope the game is well decided in our favor by then...


  160. Kekoa:

    SteveM ~ Life happens sometimes. We're gonna miss ya at the opener.


  161. HiFlyer:

    Koakane - I will pick up a roll of aluminum foil and bring another knife and cutting board. I plan to be there around noon.


  162. al:

    koakane....arriving around 1330-1430. can bring another roll of paper. need to meet/eat with someone who can bring the horseshoes early. wednesday would be good.


  163. Ralph:

    HiFlyer bring your knife sharpner


  164. Mililani55:

    Congratulations to John~!


  165. HiFlyer:

    al - I thought koakane had a large hammer in his tool bag last year?

    ralph - that is always in my bag for the tgate.


  166. HiFlyer:

    d1 - #131 you may want to rethink that one.


  167. Pomai:

    al I can bring my 3# short sledge if you need it?


  168. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    SteveM and Peaches- we will miss you - LTUHF - we will be HAPPY to see you!!!

    NN&SWD!


  169. LizKauai [iMac] We are FAMILY- GO WARRIORS!:

    Whoops, before I turn in- I saw this on an ES thread and thought it was interesting:
    http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?t=296948

    Importance to winning = 100%

    20% -- Coaching
    10% -- Special Teams
    35% -- Defense
    35% -- Offense

    Offense Broken Down:

    15% -- Running Game
    ....7% -- RB
    ....8% -- Blockers

    20% -- Passing Game
    ....5% -- Protectors
    ....5% -- Receivers
    ...10% -- QB


  170. Garret:

    London Sapolu was mentioned in this season preview for Orange Coast College.

    London Sapolu, who has already committed to the University of Hawaii, was also ineligible last season. He started at defensive tackle as a freshman in 2007, but has shifted to offense, where his father earned All-Pro distinction for the San Francisco 49ers.


  171. letsgowarriors:

    how come he was ineligible? grades?


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