Walk-through

October 30th, 2009
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RENO — OK, the first thing play-by-play announcer Bobby Curran noticed about today's walk-through: Parking at UNR is a quarter for 10 minutes. We only had 30 cents, which bought us about 12 minutes. But I wasn't worried. The rental is in Ferd's name.

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It's Friday, so coach Greg McMackin wore slippers to practice:

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Here's the stadium:

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And here's where the Iceman delivered the winning kick two years ago:

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And, of course, Chevy's famous cranberry margarita:

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Seasons like this make reporters long for the good ol' days, when sport media relations directors published media guides, set up interviews and, in general, were somewhat helpful.

By choice, four WAC schools didn't print football media guides this year; by rule, none will next year. Boise State doesn't make its players available to media from an upcoming opponent's area, and this year, it staged the one and only teleconference with its head coach at the same time Hawai‘i print reporters were on planes returning from a road game. Problem? Tough taters.

Which is why local (and out-of-state) media appreciate UH's Derek Inouchi, although we would never dare tell him that. Last week, he set up interviews for Idaho Statesman reporters. He also keeps fans up to date with tweets and Facebook reports. And he has been instrumental in allowing head coach Greg McMackin to keep practices open to the public. Certain fans might gripe about the Warriors' record, but UH is probably one of the few Division I-A schools that allows open practices. They even tolerate an old-timer who once yelled at the offensive linemen during practice. For that freedom, give thanks to Inouchi.

254 Responses to “Walk-through”

  1. Slugger:

    Thanks for the Aloha Spirit, Derek!!

    Happy Aloha Friday, everyone! Stay warm in Reno.


  2. J:

    Morning...

    Thanks Derek.


  3. d1島:

    Mahalo Derek Inouchi!

    Top Fi'!


  4. Garret:

    It is nice that Derek Inouchi has been so helpful with the media. That helps provide better coverage of the Warriors, which can pay off for the exposure the team gets by the media.


  5. Garret:

    Reposting from the end of yesterday's blog:

    Nice mention in the Long Beach Press-Telegram that a high school athlete from their area committed to the Warriors. I like what the opposing coach said about Taimatuia.

    On defense, LBs T.J. Taimatuia and Adam Leutele are outstanding. Veach said this week Taimatuia committed to the University of Hawaii.


  6. Garret:

    So, it sounds like that Miah Ostrowski says that when JJ left he had to give up his plans to play basketball and football at UH...either he just assumed that with zero conversations with his coaches (I find that unlikely), or he was told to focus on football.

    "I wasn't really thinking about football coming out of high school. But June said I could play both. When he left, I figured I had to stay with football."


  7. Garret:

    Oops, this is the correct link for #6.


  8. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    BHF2, you da man! I officially appoint you as my op-ed guy for matters of concern. You relay your opinions with class and passion, and unlike the others who hide and snipe, you are known and loved by all. Don't stop being you big boy!


  9. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Kudos to Derek for all he does. But we won't tell him that right, Tsai?


  10. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Oh yeah.. Top Ten! :lol:


  11. chopsueyboy:

    It's a beautiful morning in paradise. Good Morning Tsaikos!
    Top twenty


  12. Nalani:

    Reno must be nice right now.


  13. Pomai:

    Ai'yah da vog has lifted, I can see Tripler once again, now where did those trade winds go?


  14. Pomai:

    OH sorry yeah! Good morning gang.


  15. Taki:

    I hope Brent Rausch, the true Warrior quarterback starter, gets some playing time against the Wolfpack. Brent was named staring quarterback last year's opener only to have non-game injuries set him back, back, back. Well we got our "starter back", hope he gets some real game condition playing time.
    As for Derek, nice going.


  16. koakane™:

    morning tsaiko country and warrior fans aloha friday so it weekend time babe

    sunny day and waiting for the trades which the weather guys says should be here now. if not ac some where

    in top 20 I hope


  17. tom mui:

    I was looking at some of the comments made this AM on the featured news story "Warriors Break Out in a Cold Sweat".

    If we should win at Reno, it would be dog-luck and if we lose at Reno, it would be "I told you so, get rid of ..."

    Auwe!


  18. Stephen Tsai:

    I would like to see Rausch play.
    It's been a long time.


  19. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    At this point, what could it hurt. I s he bracketed ahead of Austin?
    BTW- How much money have you won for us? ;)


  20. Stephen Tsai:

    tom mui:
    I like to see how the strategies unfold.
    All week, we only get to see one half of the puzzle. It's interesting to see what works and what doesn't work.
    That's why I always like to see people's pre-game suggestions.
    For instance, with the Pistol, which is a four-wide but features all of the run-option elements, how would you defend it.
    You can't really put eight in the box, because the formation is both wide and deep (the back is at least 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage).


  21. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    "Is" that should read...


  22. Stephen Tsai:

    Rausch probably would have been the opening starter last year, except he had a difficult practice at Aloha Stadium, largely because of his sore arm. In hindsight, UH should have waited longer to announce a starting quarterback. Or not announce one at all.


  23. chawan_cut:

    Derek is indeed a good man.
    Stephen, if you see him, tell him chawan says whats up.


  24. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. —Proverbs 17:17


  25. lava:

    We need to be smart this weekend. Is it asking too much to have the right personnel on the field.

    I don't want to see Pilares or Taylor running routes 40 yards down the field.

    I don't want to see Leon catch a shovel pass or block.

    I don't want to see us stay with a 4 man line if they run over us. At least try 5 on the line and dare them to throw.

    I don't want to see us point at angles.

    I don't want to see kick-offs go out of bounds.

    I don't want to see our punt returners allow uncaught balls to roll another 25 yards.

    I don't want to see our kick returners catch a ball as it is about to go out of bounds.

    I don't want penalties to extend drives that otherwise would have been 3-and-out.

    I don't want to have to go another week without seeing Mike Tinoco on the field.

    I don't want to tell the coaches what players to use for each play, but I can't help myself, so maybe this buttinski needs to speak with Derek Inouchi. :)


  26. lava:

    point -- punt -- same smell


  27. Stephen Tsai:

    Good points, Lava.
    I did a breakdown, and, even, with Rodney Bradley, the Warriors had difficulty completing passes to the wideouts on streak patterns. It's almost better to just run slants, inside screens and hitches.


  28. lava:

    Agreed. And Pilares and Tyalor are both good with that stuff, although I think Pilares grips the ball better.


  29. lava:

    Interesting stats:

    In Nevada's first 3 games, all losses, they passed 53% of the time and averaged 13 points.

    In Nevada's last 4 games, all wins, the ran 71% of the time and averaged 51 points.

    We neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to stop the run.


  30. lava:

    How many times can you recall a UH player shooting a gap and making a play?

    I can recall Spencer Smith making a play behind the line of scrimmage, I think in the Idaho game, but that's about it.

    We need to protect our backers so they can get a head of steam and plow toward a gap in the line in the hopes of forcing a fumble.


  31. lava:

    I'm taking Ault off of my Christmas card list. He stopped taking my calls. I think he has caller id, either that or Peterson tipped him off. I wanted to continue to bait him some more to pass the ball. I smell a conspiracy :)


  32. lava:

    This has been my Garret moment. :)


  33. LizKauai:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I want to see the Warriors step out onto the field with confidence.

    I want to see a well-played game with minimal injuries.

    I want to see great drives that end in TD's.

    I want to see Kaepernick always behind the line of scrimmage.

    I want to see Nevada 3 and out every series.

    I want to see an impermeable O-Line and D-Line.

    I want to see every Warrior pass end in a completion with YAC.

    I want to see the Warriors come out with a resounding victory on Saturday.

    I want to see Greg McMackin and staff overwhelmed with positive emails and compliments after the game.

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  34. Slugger:

    ST ~

    Sooo, should I not be yelling, "Go, Ikaika!" or "Run, Chris, run!" at practice? It's fun giving them encouragement at practice. I only do that at the end of practice during running drills... :)


  35. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Lava-
    Good stuff!


  36. al:

    the reason i watch the warriors...
    i want to (especially this year) see the warriors pull off an upset.


  37. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I want to see all o' that stuff too ya guys, but what I really wanna see is Kekaula a pic of Kekaula in his roller derby queen outfit! :lol:


  38. Dan-O:

    One way to stop the run is to SCORE points EARLY! If we can get a 10-14 point lead on Nevada, they may feel forced to throw to catch up.

    That was the pattern of their three early losses. They got behind....then had to throw to catch up.

    An early lead also allows us to RUN the ball more, which Green showed is possible last week.

    But kind of hard to establish the run game when you're behind by 20 points or more.


  39. al:

    lava...ten-four.
    i thought we'd improve on our special teams play this year, however...........

    okay, we have more yards on punt returns.
    scott enos has done a credible job thus far.

    those kickoffs...i, too scratch my head.

    those kickoffs...we seem soft up the middle.

    those punt formations...i still don't like the three blocking backs cuz it limits our downfield coverage and one of these days it will haunt us. especially since the safety valves are three burly guys and our kicker. okay so enos has made some saves.


  40. d1島:

    I wanna see Rocky continue to make an impact in the middle of the DL. (along with Tufaga)

    The injuries to the DT's have proven to be problematic in keeping bodies off the LB's, hence, no "gap shooting"


  41. al:

    i like the pistol.
    we should use it once in awhile.

    i just hope though that this saturday we aren't 'pistol whipped'.


  42. RedZone:

    No Veikune this year but someone else needs to step up and put pressure on Kappy. Force him to throw off of his back foot. Do not let him turn up field.

    Offense can't start off slow like last year. It will be tough to come back like they did without Alexander and Lane. They need to control the ball and keep it away from Kappy.

    Increase game speed. They have been getting better on d but the offense and special teams need to step it up.


  43. al:

    to avoid some confusion, i hope we have worked towards simplifying our pass patterns, reads, etc.

    sure we need to go long every now and then. but, we lost two fast and furious guys this year in bradley and lane. so lets use our strengths to our advantage. i still think pilares should go back to slot and let the others prove themselves.

    receivers go through slumps just like any other athlete. pilares just needs time to work it out. i think he needs to focus on the first two priorities, one, run the proper and a precise route to get open and two, catch the ball. the yac will come, it seems that he is jumping ahead of the first two essentials to get more yac.


  44. letsgowarriors:

    i agree. pilares is a RB or slot, not a WR.

    let avery play RWR.


  45. d1島:

    Great point about making Reno play from behind.
    Couple that with taking away Taua and Lippincott and maybe....


  46. d1島:

    Then again, a lot of these things are pretty basic.

    And it seems the basics have been kinda hard to get to this season (for whatever reason)....tsigh :roll:


  47. Pomai:

    I want to see us score a TD on our first possession not a field goal, not a punt but a TD. That will determine the rest of the game. IMHO


  48. lava:

    Post #36 -- I'm with you Al.


  49. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    ...at work today. An "emergency" with a program accessing a server for data. Lotsa variables...and I haven't packed one thing for my 7-day cruise yet. But the good thing about Hawaii cruises--just throw everything in the suitcase and no worry about the hand-carry getting through TSA. No flying, no airport!

    If I forget something--just take a shuttle in Kahului, Hilo, or Nawiliwili to a store like Wal-Mart. Don't know about Kona since I usually stay aboard. Yeah, I dress myself at Wal-Mart for local cruises... :|


  50. A-House:

    What would Coach Peterson say if they ran the table and were NOT selected to a BCS game becasue of "strength of schedule". Second consecutive year!!

    More ammo for Boise St to move to the MWC!!! But, they will not have Benny to "soften" their schedule.


  51. RedZone:

    Would be funny if MWC expands then find out that they are not happy with it. Then ADs secretly meet together decide to break away then form new Alpine Conference.


  52. madeinhawaii:

    "If it ain't broke... don't fix it" will be the new MWC motto after they expand and dissension and dissatisfaction starts to show their ugly faces, like the old WAC did.


  53. Jack Flash:

    Aloha Tsaikos!
    The Warriors just need a few defensive stops early in the game, as well as a couple TD's to get going. Easier said than done, but hope springs eternal...


  54. Derek:

    Good morning folks! Every day we should be grateful. Grateful for everything. Everyday is a good day....and talk Warior football and college football, and the NFL the best time of the year. I'm having my coffee at McDonald's this morning and reading the Star Bulletin football fever picks by the panel. To my surprise, Bobby Curran and Robert Kekaula both pick Nevada over Hawaii. The surprise is that they are the Warriors radio broadcast team and they don't feel that Hawaii has a prayer to winning that game. It tells me that they don't think we are competitive because if we were, Robert and Bobby would pick Hawaii if they have a chance to win. But they are right. There is no way Hawaii is going to win this game. It's pretty bad when our announcers don't think we can win. I thought that no matter what, the Hawaii team announcers would always back the team to win. Isn't it ironic? Sell that to the coaches and players that the announcers are picking them to lose.
    Not a good situation to me. If I was a player it would be a slap in the face. Credit for Perry and Price for always taking Hawaii to win.

    When was the last time Oklahoma and Virginia Tech lose 3 games by this time of the year and out of it for the BCS chase? There's a good chance Boise St., TCU, and Cincinnati go undefeated and all make it to the BCS. Boise St.'s test is with Nevada, TCU w/ Utah, and Cincy w/ Pittsburgh. I feel Iowa will lose at least one game. Texas might lose this week at Oklahoma St. Florida or Alabama will lose to each other or along the way. Wouldn't it be interesting if only Boise and TCU are the only undefeated teams? Should they be playing each other in the National Championship game? Stranger things have happened.

    Would Boise St. want to join the Mountain West? Commissioner Carl Benson is a Boise graduate and I don't think he would want that or he might lose his job! If it was me, I would wish Boise St., Hawaii, Nevada, and Fresno St. all join the MWC, get 2 divisions and the 2 divisons play a conference title game. MWC teams that come to Hawaii get the Hawaii exception and play an extra home game to pad their revenue to help offset the trip to Hawaii. The "new" MWC would be BCS conference worthy for sure and get a big payday and bigger TV revenue too boot.

    Tampa Bay and St. Louis are on target to finish the season winless. Cleveland and Oakland are just behind them. The Titans are winless now too, but they should win soon. The surprise so far is the Denver Broncos. I like their blend of offense and defense. Coach McDaniel is a shoo in for coach of the year at this point. Watch for the 49ers this weekend against the Colts....surprise!


  55. SteveM:

    Awright! I mostly fixed the server problem, but I need a new rubber mallet. This might take me a little longer... :(

    BTW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BREN !!!
    Bren is Wena's partner at Little Learners Pre-School in Kailua

    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH !!!
    farmer Halo used to work with (J)James. Not a Tsaikette yet, but we're working on it.


  56. A-House:

    Happy birfday to Brenn.

    Sorry, did not get to meet you at your open-house as I came down with chills and fever that day! Mrs A-House and Midori represented the family.


  57. d1島:

    From the other perspective, it's interesting to read about "the good ole days" from an SID's POV.

    From Linfield SID's blog (btw, does Derek Inouchi have a blog?) about what it was like when he started 20 years ago....

    Back then, we worked out of a crude pressbox that was nothing more than some plywood tables pounded into the last two rows of the stands. The “pressbox” was dirty, hard to get in and out of, and difficult to work in because of the crowd noise. Charlana typed the play-by-play on an actual typewriter (anyone remember those?) while other work-study students (Scott Nelson and Debbie Sowell) compiled offensive and defensive stats on worksheets. At the end of games, we would spend about 30-45 minutes totaling all the stats up by hand, then would hang around another hour or two calling or faxing in the stats to the local newspapers and the conference office.


  58. d1島:

    SteveM,

    Wal-Mart get rubber mallets!

    heheheh


  59. A-House:

    Derek:

    If TCU and Bosie St were the only undefeated teams at seasons end, I doubt that the pollsters and BCS will rank them #1 and #2 as this would totally destroy the "myth" of the BCS and its conference members.

    It would, however, be a strong case for the BCS to be dismantled and go to a truly objective ranking and playing for the national championship between # 1 and #2.

    I still state my case that certain members of the BCS matched Georgia, whom I thought was really the #1 team, and Hawaii just so Georgia would "trash" Hawaii and support their contention that mid-major teams are not worth their salt.

    Speaking of the Sugar Bowl, I recently learned that the officials for the Sugar Bowl, a month before the game, unanimously agreed NOT to call any off-sides on Georgia. Their penalty was they would not be able to "call" any remaining bowl games in 2008. But, there were only 2 or 3 more games left and all had officials assigned to them which meant that their penalty was not even a slap on the wrist.

    Come to think, who, within the BCS, selects officials for each BCS game and where do the "officials" come from? Did any WAC official officiate any BCS game in 2008? Also, who decides which teams face off for all the BCS games?

    And, you thought "monolopy" existed only in big business, the Big 5 in Hawaii, and a game!!


  60. A-House:

    Derek:

    I also believe the top 5 or 6 teams in the WAC and MWC forming a new conference will be a bigger, stronger attraction for a possible automatic entry into the BCS games as the Big East has fallen on tough times the past 2 years. Especially, when 3 top teams bolted for the ACC.

    The WAC/MWC could be the 6th BCS game or replace the Big East for the current 5 games. There will few if any undefeated teams in this new conference.

    My hope is still that someday the PAC 10 will invite UH to join their conference. No harm in dreaming/wishing. BTW, why does UCLA not want to play football against Hawaii? They do in other sports! A "home 'n home" series would benefit both schools.


  61. royvic:

    Re-What I want to see in the Nevada game among other things...

    I want to read players, after UH beats Nevada, quoting Coach Mack as giving an epic pregame speech. I think this is important. The boys need to be fired up, and inspired. And a do-it-for-your school speech, with Coach Mack reciting something emotional could raise the players adrenaline levels. Again, I think this important and remedial.

    When Coach Jones was here oftentimes you'd here players raving at the type of pregame speeches he gave to his players. Some, I understand from reading on the net,or if I remember correctly, he incorporated 17th century English literature in jacking up his players, which oftentimes Coach Jones could weave a pregame speech that played a big part of the players starting the game with a higher level of intensity.

    Coach Mack could do the likewise.

    Additionally,on the sidelines before the game the coaches should show some comradeship amongst themselves. I think the players feed off on this emotion, too. Currently before games the coaches wear these expressions of being like pit bosses in a casino, with their long faces and solemn looks that are absent of emotion that I don't think it's inspiring to the players.

    A little pep from the coaches I think would go a long way.

    Small little things, as mentioned above, can have an effect on the players frame of mind that I wish the Coach Mack would explore. It's not only the X's and O's, as I understand, for there's a lot of psychology, too, that has can have an effect of the players.

    Here's hoping the Warriors win against Nevada.


  62. duffer:

    Is tomorrow's game at 10 AM and on PPV? Or ESPN?

    Thanks to those that responded to the Beachcomber.

    And yikes HHV fireworks every Friday. Way to go PP!


  63. al:

    duffer....ppv.
    need to go to 'watercress' farm in wailuku.
    or seven sacred pools (yikes!).


  64. Garret:

    Assuming that UH will be looking for high school RBs in the 2011 recruiting class, they should go to the state of Texas. I've followed Texas recruiting since 1985 and do not think that I have *ever* seen so many D-IA recruits. Out of the top 150 recruits in the country according to ESPN, 5 of them are RBs in the state of Texas. The big-name schools will battle over those guys (Texas will offer 1, maybe 2 of them) and a lot of other excellent RBs that would normally get a lot of attention and offers will have to go out of state.

    If a player has to go out of state, then UH stands a better chance. Since Mac wants a Poly or Hawaii tie to recruits, it should be noted that one RB recruit is at Euless Trinity...the high school UH practiced at earlier this season.

    The state of Texas is well-known for producing some of the best running backs. Names such as Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson and Cedric Benson are front and center, while Heisman Trophy winning runners of the past include Doak Walker, Earl Campbell and Billy Sims.

    The Lone Star State's Class of 2011 running backs will definitely keep that trend alive because five backs made the ESPNU 150 Watch List

    Tevin Williams (Euless, Texas/Trinity)
    Williams is the latest FBS-level running back at Euless Trinity. Blessed with quickness, straight-line speed and lateral agility, the 5-10, 175-pounder has the ability to make the big play.

    Williams has an early offer from Utah and is receiving interest from the entire Big 12. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore and has more than 700 this season.


  65. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    In the past years with JJ, we had 1 maybe 2 chances for an upset against a USC or a Boise St etc every year.

    The high point this year is that we since we are at the bottom of the bucket in the WAC (grrrr makes me cringe to even have to admit that) we have 6 more games left to pull an upset.

    gotta look for the bright side right. =)

    GO Warriors!


  66. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    Texas is a beast of a state that produces very good talent. I would think with Mack having coached at T-Tech he would have some connections in that state to go after some recruits.


  67. Garret:

    A-House,

    Sad to say, no chance for the Pac-10 and basically no chance for the MWC to invite UH. Conferences make their money on football and men's basketball...and UH doesn't have the power in either sport to overcome the heavy travel costs to Hawaii. I think that 6 MWC teams can bus to games at Boise, so adding them would keep travel costs down. Sending women's basketball, soccer, and other nonrevenue teams to Hawaii is really hurting WAC team's budgets and the MWC teams already left UH behind because of that.

    The way to make UH attractive to a conference is to win. Winning brings in all kinds of revenue (for example, the NCAA men's basketball tournament pays big bucks to a conference when a team from their conference wins games) and attracts the TV networks. If the conferences are going to have some shifts and start grabbing teams around 2011, it would be good if UH had solid football and men's basketball teams on its side...

    Bottom line: Win the WAC, then UH can end up in a better conference situation over the next few decades. End up in the bottom half of the WAC with travel costs skyrocketing then UH will be left behind with the dregs of the WAC.


  68. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    RedZone,

    If MWC expands, itll be only to get the "temporary BCS Conference" standing. If they get the permanent standing as a BCS as they are pushing for now, nobody in the conference is going to complain one bit.


  69. Garret:

    iwonderwhytheyhateme,

    I hope that Mac and other UH coaches with ties to Texas look at that state for RBs in the 2011 class. This is an unusual year where there are so many good RBs that many will be forced to go out of state. So, UH can use their ties to schools in Texas like Euless Trinity to get a RB that might not look at UH in a normal year...since a Texas or Oklahoma might have recruited them in a normal year.

    2011 is a tough year to be a RB recruit in Texas...and a good year to recruit in Texas!


  70. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    It would take Hawaii nothing short of a miracle to get into the MWC...and a solid commandment from god to get us into the PAC-10

    Even Boise St. has no guarantees that they will get into any other conference like the MWC and they have been a dominating team in the WAC and well respected in the nation. I think they have consistently been in the top 25 over the past 5-6 years if im not mistaken.

    If anyone has a shot to move out of the WAC it will probably be Boise St and maybe even Fresno.


  71. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I think the MWC expands to 12. 9+ 3 more....

    the 3 teams that go in?......Boise St., Fresno/Neveda (toss up),...heres the kicker Rice (big money school).


  72. PowderPuff:

    Quarter for 10 minutes?! Yikes...hope the car was still there after the walk-through. Yay! Give it up for Derek Inouchi - you Cowboy! :D


  73. FloridaTed:

    No gameplan and I can't find the game on oceanics gameschedule. Does anybody know if the game is on Oceanic? I would like to, at least, watch it on my computer.

    Any good info much appreciated.


  74. Ralph:

    game will be rebroadcast on K5 Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.


  75. rasu begasu:

    MWC is in no hurry to add BSU or FSU.
    Until TCU, BYU or Utah find a better spot, why bring in a strong team(s) to beat each other up?
    A conferance full of strong teams that recruit in the same area only means a 8-4 record for everybody.

    MWC is not interested in UH, nobody else too, but maybe the Big West will accept us if we decide to go that way.


  76. LizKauai:

    Hauoli Lahanau, Bren!!!

    HiHo


  77. Jack Flash:

    It used to be fun discussing putting the top teams in the WAC and MWC together to form a super-conference when we were one of the top teams. Now... not so much. I hope the Warriors are up for this challenging game tomorrow. Go Warriors!


  78. A-House:

    Garret:

    Many conference schools, current and past, grumble about travel to Hawaii, but don't they get to play an extra game because of the "Hawaii exemption" which could more than cover their trip over here?

    Damn, if the school decides to bring the entire student body of course they will lose money!

    I believe UH purposely choose to practice at Euless Trinity to gain exposure to their student athletes. Perhaps, Williams will consider UH. Did UH offer?

    Conference vs school: who gets the lion share of TV proceeds for any sport?

    Is it true that BCS payout to a BCS school is much larger than a mid-major school in a BCS game. Recall somewhere that Georgia got $17 million and UH got $5 or $6 million for the 2008 Sugar Bowl. That would seem awlfully unfair. Or, was it that the WAC got the $17 million and UH got $5-6 million?


  79. papajoe2:

    we need more type of running plays to attract the very good high school runners. i believe we have but 6 running plays. everything at UH is pass first. that's why we need either more running plays or a big back like Wes Keliikipi, Regan Mauia or Nate who can block and break tackles and get the 1 or 2 yards for a first down or td. with the threat to a running game, the passing will open up. i don't know if we even have a "student body right or left". we don't have to run on every play and the ratio still can be 75/25. we must take what the opposing team gives us. if they give us the run by keying on the pass, then obviously, we have to take advantage of it. we are tooo one dimentional. a former coach at UH once said if you cannot gain 1 yard when you need it, then something is wrong or something of that matter.


  80. A-House:

    Gazing at ST's pic of the Nevada stadium, I wonder how much it would cost to put a 3-level luxury area above the existing "press box" level at Aloha Stadium.

    Speaking of Aloha Stadium, I got so disgusted at the lack of response by the stadum security staff that I called the Govenor's office and filed a complaint about the lack of respect to the US flag by flying it in the "middle". Guy I spoke with agreed with me that protocol says the US flag always flies on its own right. Aloha Stadium idiots fly UH flag on the right, US flag in the middle, and Hawaii flag on the far left. Correct sequence is US flag on the right, Hawaii flag in the middle, and UH flag on the left.


  81. al:

    i hear that cranberries are good for your health.


  82. rasu begasu:

    F-Ted,
    Go to UNRs site, Wolfpac Athletics
    Click on Audio feed to the game
    Will lead yout Internetfeed of game's sign up page
    Sign up, pay $4.95 for the one time usage
    and enjoy the win tomorrow!
    I hope this link goes direct

    http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10000


  83. Derek:

    Because Shutter is on the travel squad is that mean he's the best freshman QB among him, Nielson, and Graves at this point? Also,
    UH has had no sacks the last 2 games. McDonald's gives $500 to the UH athletic dept. for every sack. So far this year, $4,000 or 8 sacks.
    It shows performance or lack of means more or loss of money. Every dollar counts.

    Do you notice all the very top teams use Nike apparel and equipment?
    Is it a coincidence that since we switched to UA we lost more games since last year up til now is more than the prior 3 years combined.


  84. rasu begasu:

    Do you notice all the very top teams use Nike apparel and equipment?
    Is it a coincidence that since we switched to UA we lost more games since last year up til now is more than the prior 3 years combined

    Hmmm, So the unifom company can dictate the number of wins?
    I wonder how that transfers to real life?
    SteveM, maybe you and I have to stop buying all our clothes
    at WalMart, might be better for our health.


  85. lava:

    You guys are both wrong. Equipment makers and coaches speeches will not determine the outcome of tomorrow's game.


  86. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    rasu begasu,

    the MWC is trying to get "conditional/temporary acceptance" as a BCS conference with an automatic BCS bowl bid. The BCS has already committed to accepting the MWC if they meet the score.

    This requires the MWC's BCS "score" to be high enough. It is directly related to how many teams in your conference were ranked in the top 25 I 'think' in the past 5 years.

    they are not in a hurry to add BSU because TCU is currently ranked above them and if they continue to rank in the top 10 and even go to a BCS bowl their "raw score" may be high enough w/o BSU.

    If TCU gets knocked out and BSU gets into the top 10+a BCS berth they very well might need BSU to get their score high enough.

    The MWC does not see the a "stronger" conference as a problem, rather it is to their advantage to create a stronger conference if it means being granted BCS Conference status. A designation of a BCS conference w/ the auto BCS bowl bid means that no matter who beats who in the conference, the champion will automatically go to the BCS + the $25 million dollars rather than the $6 million that a non-bcs school who goes to a bcs bowl gets.

    Given the choice of 'add BSU' and face tougher in-conference schedule but get an automatic berth in a BCS bowl OR don't add BSU, don't get an auto bowl berth, less money from the bcs, and having to fight tooth and nail to get ranked high enough (basically having to go undefeated) is a pretty easy choice i think.

    Off course if TCU does go to the BCS this year they might not need BSU...and

    MWC has said publicly that "it will not add another team to the conference unless it guarantees their BCS score will be high enough to be granted the temporary BCS status"

    Can Boise St's addition do that? I dont know, some people think this year will determine whether Boise will be asked to join.


  87. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    I've noticed how Under Armour has given more support to UH football in terms of cash and equipment and clothing than Nike did.


  88. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Come to think of it the MWC might invite these 3 teams to make it 12. Conference Championship would need to be added.

    Fresno or Neveda, Boise St, Cincinnati

    I forgot Cincy was ranked pretty high for the past several years.


  89. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Kazz,

    Yup they have. I think a lot has to do with UA taking risks to gain market share and also the hype surrounding our miracle Sugar Bowl season.


  90. westsidesview:

    haw is fortunate to have this deal for our uh programs.
    kids in hawaii hs were ordering their equipment from the internet in the 90's. they have cutting age stuff. we should count our blessings.


  91. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    #86

    adding to my post.

    the MWC I think is trying to compare their strength to the Big East where teams who go like 9-3 and even worse sometimes get to a BCS. I don't think MWC is realistically expecting to be the BCS conference like the Big 12 or SEC where running the table in that conference almost always means you are in the national title game.


  92. royvic:

    In celebration of UH's win tomorrow over Nevada here are a few of the winning captions I came up with. If anyone else can think up of others please feel free to add them to the list.

    Warrior make pumpkins out of the Wolfpack

    Wolfpack get spooked by Warriors

    Warriors treated to a win

    Halloween dances Warrior's way

    Hawaii answers Nevada's tricks in win

    Hawaii carves out a Halloween victory

    Hawaii spoils Nevada's Halloween dance

    Hawaii knocks on Nevada's door for a treat

    Hawaii lights up Nevada on Halloween

    Hawaii bewitches Nevada

    Hawaii casts a spell over Nevada in win

    Hawaii frolics in Nevada's patch on Halloween


  93. Garret:

    Re: #88,

    Cincy is already in a BCS conference that generates MUCH more money via TV and men's basketball tournment money. They have no reason to go to the MWC.


  94. Garret:

    Many conference schools, current and past, grumble about travel to Hawaii, but don't they get to play an extra game because of the "Hawaii exemption" which could more than cover their trip over here?

    Damn, if the school decides to bring the entire student body of course they will lose money!

    I believe UH purposely choose to practice at Euless Trinity to gain exposure to their student athletes. Perhaps, Williams will consider UH. Did UH offer?

    Conference vs school: who gets the lion share of TV proceeds for any sport?

    Is it true that BCS payout to a BCS school is much larger than a mid-major school in a BCS game. Recall somewhere that Georgia got $17 million and UH got $5 or $6 million for the 2008 Sugar Bowl. That would seem awlfully unfair. Or, was it that the WAC got the $17 million and UH got $5-6 million?

    A-House,

    The Hawaii exception does *nothing* for non-revenue sports like I listed. An Athletic Department could have 20+ sports and only football and mbb make money...but the other teams still have to go to Hawaii and they do not get an extra game. So, the Hawaii exception just costs them a lot of money. Do you really think that the soccer team is bringing more than just the team?

    I agree with you that the coaches chose Euless Trinity for recruiting purposes. I do not think that the coaches offered 2011 recruits there yet, but I expect that offers will be made.

    Schools split the Conference TV deal money. Then each team might have their own deal like UH does with K5 and PPV.

    Georgia made less money for making the Sugar Bowl than UH did! The numbers you put are way off. The entire SEC got $17 mil that year for being a BCS conference, split equally among its members. I believe that $9 mil went to the non-BCS conferences for UH making a BCS game, with something like $6 mil going to the WAC and UH getting $4.5 mil.

    I'm not sure how the SEC splits up their money, but I follow the BCS money Texas gets. For making a BCS bowl their Athletic Department gets about $2 million more...which is MUCH less than what UH got! So, your numbers need to be flipped.

    BCS Conferences get a much smaller payout for their second team in a BCS game. I looked it up a few years ago and it was $4.5 million then to the BCS Conference...much less than the $9 million that a non-BCS conference gets for making the game.


  95. Ralph:

    Big East is basketball country, Cincy made the change with Louisville in moving from the C USA to the Big East for fb and bb when Boston College jumped to the ACC with Miami, Fl.


  96. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    My mistake. for some reason i thought cincy wasnt in a bcs school. haha.

    so the 3 could be Neveda/Fresno, Boise St, Rice or Include both Neveda and Fresno


  97. Buffoman:

    Someone said it earlier and so I will sound redundant.

    For Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific to be attractive to any bigger conference, it has to win, fill its stadium and arena on a consistant basis, travel well or better (like when we UNLV) or we cannot overcome the fact that it costs to come play here, even with the 13th game exemption.

    That being said, as a State we dream big but cannot live up to the making of a reality of the dream. We barely support the team even when it's winning and much, much less when it's not successful. We nickel and dime our programs as there are no strong boosters around to pony up private dollars to do otherwise. We can't simply blame the State as they have other obligations other than supporting athletics to the max as one would like to get top notch coaches, facilities, and ammenities.

    So, as we survive in a conference that may be conceived as woeful, there is really no other reality as we dream. Never will we be invited into the Pac 10 and only devine inervention would have us in a mix with the MWC. Anger and frustration may be the only path, but really, to get out of that funk just accept what we have as winning consistently in renevue generating venues to packed houses will remain difficult at very best. The dollars simply are not and will not be there to do otherwise.


  98. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    I think the forthcoming BCS season (2011) is a major increase in the amount of BCS funds to a BCS school. Somewhere in the $25/26 million mark. I am not sure how much the payout for the non-BCS schools would be but I would guess it is still way lower than what a BCS school would make.

    Unnnnfair.


  99. Garret:

    SMU had 18 commits and it looked like they were being more successful than they had expected...so, the coaches had a talk with Connor Nichols and it was "mutually agreed" that the 3-star safety should look elsewhere if he wanted a chance to play. He just committed to La Tech. So, La Tech just got a good high school safety. Hard to imagine SMU has so many commits that they have to tell a 3-star safety that they have better recruits than him and he would benefit by going elsewhere.

    This affects UH because La Tech just got a 6'3", 195-pound safety that runs a 4.4 40 and has a 3.2 GPA so he should be a qualifier easily. La Tech now has 8 commits, but they will probably put together another good recruiting class. Their recruiting classes have been pretty good for the past 3 years, which is a big reason their team improved so much the past few years.


  100. Garret:

    I agree with Buffoman's #97.


  101. postmanke:

    A good third for MWC would be Houston


  102. Garret:

    iwonderwhytheyhateme,

    The WAC (or at least Karl Benson) was a big supporter of the new BCS deal and the WAC signed it early. The payout does increase for non-BCS schools, especially the guaranteed money that goes from the BCS to each non-BCS conference.


  103. 808ike:

    Kazz,

    Just read your shout out on Wednesday's WB. I've been busy so catching
    up on my reading now.

    Address:
    My name(at)gmail(dot)com

    Include your cell # so I can respond immediately.


  104. Stephen Tsai:

    westsidesview:
    Good point on the apparel deal.
    UA was one of the few to step up and give not only money but a lot of apparel. Nike was willing to give apparel, but not very much money. Not sure what the deal with Russell was worth.
    In these tough economic times, if somebody is willing to step up, that should be acknowledged.


  105. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    Could Benson be a big supporter of anything else? lol. Does his huge support even matter?

    My guess is not haha...the guy was probably just going through the motions as its better than nothing.

    Lets see Benson be a big supporter of the WAC getting an automatic bid and the BCS signing off on that deal. If he does that I will admit to the WAC commish being someone of great importance.


  106. Garret:

    postmanke,

    I agree that Houston would be attractive for a conference. Big TV market, lots of recruits, and they have definitely improved this year. They actually beat all three BCS conference teams they played this season, 2 on the road.

    However, I disagree that the MWC needs to go to 12 teams. That just splits up their money without adding much to their revenue. Since the MWC schools had such a bad experience when the WAC went to 12 teams, I figure they will be hesitant to add too many teams. However, a big market team like Houston might be attractive to them. Houston might be a lot better them than BCU...but over the past 5 years BSU will add more to their AQ score.


  107. Stephen Tsai:

    The sad thing is the non-BCS teams are fighting to be included in that extra BCS game.
    The bigger picture is that, no matter what, a WAC or MWC team will never play in the national championship game.


  108. Garret:

    iwonderwhytheyhateme,

    Not only did Karl Benson support the new BCS deal, but the WAC Presidents were very supportive of that deal. We cannot just blame Benson for that because he has to report to the Presidents.


  109. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Coach Leach says it best regarding the BCS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Wm_vCbQEM

    towards the end of his interview.

    the guy is a character and i can see why people love him.


  110. Garret:

    ST,

    I don't think they are worried about the national championship game. Right now, I think the MWC is looking at increasing their $$$. When their TV deal is up around the time that the BCS conference decisions could be made, they can dump the mtn/VS and go for a big-dollar ESPN deal or get a lot more money from someone else than they get now. If the MWC becomes available to ESPN, that would be bad for the WAC...ESPN wanted the MWC much more than the WAC last time.


  111. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    They had nothing else to support right? If you dont sign off on the deal you get excluded from it.

    I am sure everyone President in the WAC would say "hey look at BOise and Hawaii they went to a BCS, can we please have a auto-bid?'

    BCS: ummmmm no.

    I'm not blaming Benson, nor am i blaming the conference presidents. It is what it is. We have no choice other than to sign and agree to the BCS system.


  112. Garret:

    If BSU leaves and UH isn't a big TV draw for ESPN in a few years, how much would ESPN give the WAC for a TV deal?


  113. 808ike:

    Kazz,

    I think Kekoa has my cell # . If not, LizK has my cell #.


  114. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    ST,

    I agree with Garret on this one. The MWC shouldn't be dreaming of national championship just yet. Small baby steps. Get to be a BCS conf first with all the money entitlements then maybe one day they bust the system or we get a playoff system.

    Its like being invited to join the Pac-10. If Hawaii had that opportunity do not even dream about winning the conference championships just yet. Just be happy you are in a BCS conference, take the money and play some good teams and have fun. It's much like a washington state who probably couldn't be competitive even in the sunbelt conference. i think in this point in time they are just grateful to be a part of such a marquee conference and reaping the benefits that USC, Cal, Oregon, give to them in bowl invites.


  115. Ralph:

    good point Buffoman.

    ditto to westsideview on the UA apparel. At least they gave UH lots of gear and the Na Wahine softball outfit is with UA. I hope they, Na Wahine, got it for free.
    Watching USF play WV, USF wears UA and none of the O or D linemen tape their shoes, must fit okay. Only in Hawaii do we complain of footwear, especially when we lose.


  116. postmanke:

    I agree with 97 as well but the bottom line is you gotta win for the fans to come out. Thats all, keep it simple.. Just win and everything is well. That is pretty much true at any school. I remember going to USC games in 99, 2000, 2001. In used to think wow for a school rich in tradition in football they have a pretty crappy fan base. Nobody would show up to the games, the stadium as really empty and the fans were kinda like us right now - pissy. They made a great hire, started winning and the fans started to show up. Now they have one of the best fan base in the nation. - those damn fair weather, fickle fans!


  117. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Garret,

    For the sake of the WAC I am praying Boise doesn't get asked to join the MWC. If they leave I think we become like a half a step ahead of the Sunbelt.

    Excluding 2007, I think its very very safe to say that Boise St. has been the most consistent team in bringing the WAC to the attention of the nation. Without them it is scary to see what tv contracts (or lack of) we will get or how our conference will be viewed.

    everyone knows the WAC is one of the weaker conferences in the ncaa, losing Boise is just not something i would like to see happen.


  118. Ralph:

    USC takes first game from Stanford in WVB; Texas sweeps Nebraska in 3. Nebraska used to dominate with 6'5 Pavan, she graduated, now Texas dominates with 6'4 Hooker. Moral of the story, UH needs taller players who start. Cascioppo got to step up for Ferrell who is struggling big time, but Dave won't change.


  119. badayu:

    how good is ostrowski on the court? heard he's been hanging out at the gym during practice when the team is on the road. last year two little guys ripped uh: david holston (5-8) of chicago state 28 pts and josh akognon (5-11) of cal state fullerton 41 pts. if miah can score, he should go and play for nash since he isn't going to see the field before his jr yr. plus the bozos dont have any returning g's that can score. be for real about hiram thompson, dude is a lame duck. 2 years and he couldn't even find the ground to do some pushups when he got up in the morning. he was on a 2 yr bs vacation.


  120. tom mui:

    ST: Re #20 I was referring to the comments made by some "fans" to the story and not to the comments made IN your story. The usual negative garbage...


  121. Ralph:

    UCLA up 2-0 vs Cal in WVB


  122. whitey:

    ralph, you are correct in your assessment of coach shoji not making changes. that was one of the major reasons why i gave up watching the wahines till this year. he was so intent on playing one player who was having terrible games and forgot that he had a team. ferrell is a good player, but she has her ups and downs and if she is not performing, replace her with someone else. that is why you have a team. if coach continues to revert back to his old tendencies, i do not see them progressing anymore. their progress has been very good till now because they put the team before any individual stats.


  123. badayu:

    if ferrel was any good, she would be hitting .400+ in the wac. teams worry about defending danielson first not ferrel. she's turning out to be like crawford, who blew the tournament match against michegan state when uh was undefeated. in the wac (no competition for uh) you should show progress not have career bad days. dave should try other girls at that spot, ferrel isn't going to cut it when the pressure is on during tournament time.


  124. Ralph:

    USC and Stanford tied at 1-1; UA and U Dub also tied at 1-1.


  125. Ralph:

    I wonder if Kaufman can play Opposite, her slide is to the right side, and Forsythe in the middle with Hewitt


  126. whitey:

    the wahines have an excellent bunch of hitter, kanani, amber, and aneli and their best blockers are brittany, and alex f. no ifs, buts, about that.


  127. Ralph:

    we also need help at libero. I watched Pepperdine, USD, USC, UCLA, CAl, U Dub and Stanfords liberos and those girls cover a lot of floor against good competition and attack. Our libero has lots of digs but against WAC hitters who hit a softer ball and more often at her. Passing is crucial for UH to move through the regional and make the final four.


  128. whitey:

    personally, i would like to see hewitt with kanani, aneli, or amber to start, then as hewitt changes to the back, put forsythe in the middle.


  129. Ralph:

    UCLA 2-1 lead over Cal.


  130. whitey:

    w va bites the dust against south florida.


  131. Ralph:

    Stanford up 2-1 over USC; U Dub 2-1 over Arizona.


  132. whitey:

    and va tech bites a bigger dust against north carolina. 2 top 25 teams hit the bottom big time.


  133. whitey:

    bcs may take a beating if the ducks win at home. quack, quack, quack


  134. whitey:

    got to get hold of our 2 tsaikos in ga and cheer them on against fl. if they reading the blog. Go Bulldogs, bite the Gators!!!!!!!!!!


  135. whitey:

    and imagine if the cowboys castrates the longhorns!!!!!


  136. Ralph:

    Dec. 19, K-State, another Purple Pride team, takes on Na Wahine in BB in the Las Vegas tourney. They are about the same size, K-State will probably start 6'2 across the board in the 3, 4 and 5 positions, and a freshman at point, if she doesn't cut it early, the senior moves over from the 2.


  137. Ralph:

    The Purple Pride followers growing-K State, Linfield and Weber State


  138. Ralph:

    Whitey did you attend Iowa State or Iowa?


  139. Ralph:

    UCLA 3-1 over Cal; U Dub 3-1 over Arizona.


  140. wafan:

    Good evening, everyone!


  141. badayu:

    did tuaniga get in the match last night?...the livestats last night showed she played in one of the sets but she wasn't listed in the adv's boxscore. i thought she was being redshirted.


  142. Ralph:

    Stanford beats USC 3-1.


  143. wafan:

    Go Warriors!!!


  144. Ralph:

    Just saw A/sports on KITV at the court hearing for Muedden. Grand Jury indictment flawed, aren't there 12 jurors, how can they miscount a vote of 12 people.


  145. wafan:

    See you on game day.


  146. Ralph:

    Tuinaga did not play, she is redshirting


  147. whitey:

    ralph, CYCLONES!!!!!! other word is not in my dictionary.


  148. whitey:

    badayu, i don't know, but am sure ralph or kazz would know


  149. whitey:

    ralph, you doing good and i going help you get over the 150 mark.


  150. whitey:

    very good world series. this year has a lot of excitement and the maui boy is doing good.


  151. Ralph:

    Whitey did you graduate from a Maui High School? and what year at Iowa State?


  152. Ralph:

    I hope Kazz and CC post live stats on the UH game


  153. chopsueyboy:

    It's Furlough Friday.
    Frank DeLima has a parody about our Furlough Friday...
    Enjoy and GO WARRIORS! (good thing game not on furlough friday)
    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2009/Oct/30/furlough.mp3


  154. whitey:

    ralph, baldwin and 1964


  155. RedZone:

    Castle leading Kahuku 14-13.


  156. koakane™:

    great game between Castle and Kahuku

    knights take lead from red raiders 14 -13, 40 plus field goal


  157. badayu:

    who is that doing the play by play for bc? sounds like gary dickman on the side...


  158. Bulla:

    koakane,

    castle has the ball after the interception? can you believe? or is that too early to say?


  159. Bulla:

    GO WARRIORS
    GO WARRIORS
    GO WARRIORS

    GO WILDCATS (X2)


  160. Ralph:

    I know BigWave is chewing on his finger nails, Castle up 14-13 with 2:22 in the game, Kahuku ball.


  161. koakane™:

    kahuku has ball with 2+ minutes left


  162. koakane™:

    false start kahuku but need only 20 yrds for the kicker to win game


  163. koakane™:

    2 passes gains 10 yrds


  164. koakane™:

    1:54 minutes left in game. castle time out


  165. koakane™:

    complete to castle 30


  166. koakane™:

    gain 6 yards on pass


  167. koakane™:

    big run 16 yrds. first and goal

    yep bulla to early


  168. Ralph:

    Whitey I was at K-State when you were at Iowa State. Alvin Y., an architect on Maui, has 2 daughters who also are architects on Maui. His wife also a Baldwin grad, dad long time democrat, Pungy Y.


  169. koakane™:

    3 and goal on 1. kahuku calls time out. two chances to score td or field goal


  170. koakane™:

    td kahuku


  171. Ralph:

    off sides not called, must be WAC officials in training


  172. koakane™:

    kahuku pulls it out, castle dominated 2nd half but red raiders win game.


  173. koakane™:

    eh ralp only moved 5 yards back kick field goal or make td and still win


  174. koakane™:

    good game

    next govs vs mules


  175. Bulla:

    kahuku went back to basic kahuku football, running between the tackles.....hmmmm, running game opens up the passing game.....wow!

    good night, almost midnight in lovely missoula, haha, this place is so challenged,but it's still america...gnight :0)


  176. Ralph:

    Koakane their red zone offense might have come out short line the Warriors, 7 yards on a running play is a lot and fg is not a gimme for HS. Mercado has a leg but he still would have had to kick it and make it


  177. Stephen Tsai:

    Ran into the Estes family.
    Nice people.


  178. Ralph:

    How come the HA spends money on advertising Moms like Me with Esme but Tsai is left out with no advertising dollars. Where is the love?


  179. Ralph:

    Kazz where is the bb updates.


  180. d1島:

    Rainbow Warriors tied with Hilo at the half, 34-34.


  181. Ralph:

    close game, UH won in OT last season, right?


  182. Ralph:

    Is this a bad omen if we are tied with Hilo at the half? I hope the RW dominate the second half or else the anticipation for the BB program will fade before it really gets on its way.


  183. d1島:

    It means the two teams scored the same amount of points in the first :20 of an exhibition game....


  184. Ralph:

    although it is an exhibition match, when a team like the RW is coming off a season like last year with ten returning players, i would think they would be a sense of urgency and they would get off a good start. Especially when playing against a good D II team from the Pac West. Another exhibition on the 5th, but tournament play begins on the 13th.


  185. Garret:

    Since I mentioned Euless Trinity today, I looked up how they did in their game today. They were up 42-0 at halftime!


  186. Garret:

    Momo and Mrs. Momo are at the basketball game today in their season ticket seats...hopefully the second half goes better for UH and they won't have to stress about the game.


  187. Garret:

    Free taco from Taco Bell between 6pm and midnight tomorrow.


  188. Ralph:

    anyone got info on the Leilehua and Farrington Linemen that UH recruited and their names and number


  189. Garret:

    UH's website has an article about the walk-through at Nevada's stadium.

    Both UH and Nevada possess potent offenses. Nevada leads the country in rushing (320.1 yards per game) while the Warriors rank third nationally in passing (348.9). Nevada also ranks second in total offense (505.6) and 10th in scoring (35.1).


  190. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    DPK
    thanks for the kind words.

    anybody at SSC watching the DII vb semis right now? no tv, no radio. bummers.


  191. RainbowCliff:

    Ralph, ARE you serious Bob and his bows are tied with Hilo 34 to 34 at halftime and IF this is an exhibition game then tell Hilo that ?

    Man I can't understand Bob as I keep waiting for him to show me x's and o's BUT if you going to run 1968 Carrol Williams "flex offense" NO full court press as I am hoping half court man to man defense with weak side help away from the ball will surface and IF you get out and RUN then there is no 34 to 34 tie with HILO at the half.

    Hope The Bows get better !


  192. Ralph:

    I thought your mom and dad were headed for Reno, he mentioned a 22 hour turn around trip he was making at the last tgate


  193. Garret:

    Ralph,

    Nope, they cannot go to Reno. They had to take care of the grandkids due to furlough Friday so they were busy today and they are at the game tonight.


  194. RainbowCliff:

    Howz It Garret, I hope your little darlings are better now with that NASTY swine flu that hit your house home. I knew you and Lori were going to pull through it as well as Mika and Faith.

    That school should be a shame of them selves on how this epidemic got even started. What time the game starting with us in California and 405 freeway ?

    Ceremony was AWESOME !


  195. Garret:

    Maybe the Hawaiian Airlines flight was full so they couldn't fly standby. Or maybe the furlough day changed their plans because they had the grandchildren while my sister and her husband had to work.


  196. Ralph:

    good evening Rainbow Cliff, enjoyed reading about your celebration at the Wooten Center. Great day for you and all of the participants you and the center touched.


  197. Garret:

    RainbowCliff,

    I'm glad that you had a nice ceremony! You deserve it after all of your hard work over these years.

    My kids are better but still have a nose problem and are tired all the time now. Lori is actually worse today than she was 2 days ago...her health really went downhill yesterday and I took care of the kids and today she really struggled to make it through today. I'm taking care of the kids all morning tomorrow so hopefully she will be fine--she fell asleep at 10pm tonight and she rarely sleeps before midnight.

    Kickoff is at 1:05pm our time. No ESPN GamePlan or ESPN360 coverage. The only way to see the game for us mainland people is to have a Slingbox in Hawaii or pay Nevada $5.99 for streaming video.


  198. Ralph:

    spent some time with your dad before and after the game.


  199. bighilofan2:

    I'm just saying, in case summa you think this way. :D

    you might say inspiration comes from within.

    inspiration can also come from the top. like,from God. :D

    a lesser god can also provide inspiration. theres all kinds of lesser gods. you don't have to be Colt or June Jones to be a lesser God.

    I'm praying that our lesser gods inspire the team tomorrow. :D

    Go Warriors.


  200. Garret:

    Lori's fever is 102 *with* medication...and this is more than a week after she got sick! She has never been this sick for this long before since I've known her. I have a fever but do not need to take medication except for something for my sore throat.


  201. Garret:

    Ralph,

    I'm sure that my parents enjoyed your company. I wish that I could attend the Tsaiko-gates! Talking story after the game must be interesting in a season like this...but mostly I wish I could eat that food!


  202. Garret:

    RainbowCliff,

    If you want to pay to see the Nevada announcers call the game, here is the link to the streaming video site.


  203. badayu:

    62-58 uh 7:08 left


  204. badayu:

    62-58 uh 7:08 left


  205. Hilo Moon:

    Manoa - 64 Hilo - 60

    GO VULCANS!


  206. Garret:

    The last game for Memphis is a classic example of the difference between tickets sold and the turnstile count of people who actually attended the game.

    Witness East Carolina’s 38-19 win at Memphis on Tuesday, a family-and-friends-only affair witnessed, according to initial reports, by 4,117 people.

    Since the game, though, Memphis officials have made a slight adjustment to the recorded crowd. After counting tickets sold, as most places do, instead of ticket stubs collected, it turns out the gathering was somewhat underestimated.

    The new attendance? 31,756.


  207. Ralph:

    thanks badayu, low scoring game, any of the juco players playing? Read Flemings was suiting up, Dwain has a groin or hammy injury and Lay with a sprained thumb.


  208. RainbowCliff:

    Ralph thank you for the kind words as I represented you good folks with DIGNITY and CLASS ! I sent Pomai ALL the pictures in anticipation that he would post for you good folks to see !

    It was a GREAT DAY for me as my children performend with so much compassion and flare as I stood moved through out the event.

    The BEST part was having former Rainbow Great Center Fielder Ricky Bass travel a great distance to come to the celebration. I hooked him up with an orchid lei, chocolate macadamian nuts and a video interview in which my ceremony was taped as the finish date will take at least 7 days to edit the context and add script as necessary.

    Beautiful day, Beautiful weather !


  209. Garret:

    I didn't realize that Kellen Moore is a Heisman Trophy Candidate when he's just a sophomore! It turns out that the 5 TDs he threw in his last game (I'm trying to forget who that was against) helped boost him with Heisman voters.

    Moore leads the nation in pass efficiency and touchdown passes and is second in touchdown-to-interception ratio with 21 TDs and two picks. He threw a career-high five touchdown passes last week and teammates didn't hear a self-congratulatory peep out of him.

    Moore popped onto the Heisman scene two weeks ago when he became the nation's most efficient passer. His rise was aided by the struggles of some of the top candidates guys like 2007 winner Tim Tebow of Florida and 2008 winner Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.

    This week, Moore ranks fifth on ESPN.com's Heisman Watch, seventh in ESPN.com's Heisman Predictor standings and tied for eighth in the HeismanPundit.com poll.

    He's got an outside chance to become the first Bronco invited to New York as a finalist, like Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan in 2007. Boise State tailback Ian Johnson finished a school-record eighth in voting in 2006. If nothing else, Moore can establish himself as a top candidate for 2010.


  210. whitey:

    ralph, yes i do know alvin y. he is a yr older. you were at k state with mike chun???? back in the old old days, i used to campaign for jb. i know py's family from a long time ago. used to do a lot in politics, but took a major break from it to do another major thing for the community and st anthony hs.


  211. Garret:

    It looks like BSU is changing its media policy now due to the interest in Kellen Moore. Now they will allow the media to talk with Moore every other week.

    He was allowed to do interviews only after games last season, when he was the first freshman quarterback to start a season opener in school history.

    He will talk to the media during half of the game weeks this year and only early in the week. The New York Times sent a reporter to Boise this week to do a profile, which will be Moore's first major national splash.


  212. whitey:

    don't we have a couple of recruits from Castle?????


  213. whitey:

    garret, i don't know how to interpet the push for k moore except that it is not good for our warriors. if we are at the short end tomorrow, do you think colin k is going to cruise or try to top moore's performance last weekend??? i don't think nevada will do that, but you never know till the game is over tomorrow.


  214. Garret:

    whitey,

    I think that UH has 2 commits from Kailua, but no recruits from Castle this year. There are several Castle players on the Warriors team now, though.


  215. whitey:

    i hope the bows won tonight's game or this may become a long season for them.


  216. RainbowCliff:

    Garret kind sir I always appreciate ANY accolades coming from you. The ceremony was MOVING as ALL that came felt the spirit to acknowledge and celebrate joyously. GREAT food from the parent's heart and oven as EVERYTHING was ALL gone !

    Hope Lori gets better as I and Rhonda will drive down to cheer you guys up and play "GENERAL HOSPITAL" to help you good folks get through this. 405 South is "NO PROBLEM" my friend with Dr. Cliff and Rhonda to the RESCUE !

    Thanks for the Nevada streaming video as I appreciate the gesture.


  217. Ralph:

    There was a veterinary student from Hawaii, chinese dude, but he never would socialize with the rest of us. There were two other vet students, Billy B. from Kamuela and Wayne K. on Waialae avenue. Alvin, Sandy and Leila T. were the Baldwin graduates at K-State. I heard Leila was a crack shot on the rifle team, wouldn't have guessed it looking at her.


  218. Garret:

    whitey,

    The Boise media and BSU actually weren't the ones pushing for Kellen Moore--the national media noticed that he was tops in passing efficiency and they started publicizing him. It probably doesn't hurt that he will have 4 straight games on ESPN, as ESPN tends to feature players that they will be showing in games.

    I don't think that Colin K could do anything to get ahead of Moore in the national spotlight. Nevada already lost 3 games and isn't highly ranked like BSU, plus Moore has that #1 passing efficiency rating to back him up.


  219. whitey:

    big game this weekend for texas jc, blinn vs navarro.


  220. Garret:

    RainbowCliff,

    No need to drive down to help us. One of Lori's best friends and her husband are staying with us right now (until they can move into their apartment on Wednesday) and they have been able to help Lori while I take care of the kids.


  221. Ralph:

    7 minutes is up, so who won the game?


  222. Ralph:

    7 minutes is up, so who won the game?


  223. whitey:

    ralph, you right about leila, she was on the winning national women's rifle team for baldwin. they won 2 or 3 yrs in a row. by the way, her husband is the ceo of central pacific bank and he grad from baldwin too.


  224. RainbowCliff:

    Very good Garret kind sir as we cannot have ANYTHING happen to you Mr. Human Sports Wire and your lovely family.

    My question to you "Do we have a chance in winning this game" ?


  225. koakane™:

    Ralph: October 30th, 2009 at 7:29 pm Koakane their red zone offense might have come out short line the Warriors, 7 yards on a running play is a lot and fg is not a gimme for HS. Mercado has a leg but he still would have had to kick it and make it

    both kickers made fg's from 30 + yards out the whole game seems to me 7 yrds would be easy for Mercado.


  226. whitey:

    ralph, leila's bro is retired from dentistry here on maui and my cousin took over his business. small world.


  227. whitey:

    koakane, so who won the game??????


  228. koakane™:

    mules kick fg up 3 against gov's. kicker called up from jv and hits a 30 + yarder. ok ralph what saying now?


  229. Ralph:

    Ron got a million dollar settlement fee for the merger, she must have retired early, anyway I hope she did, and I read he is still working at CPB. With million bucks I'd be in Manila with Whitey and G Nalo.


  230. koakane™:

    whitey kahuku pulls it out after being down the whole 2nd half. castle had em in every stats except the one that counts ...... the score.

    bulla in this situation the pass opened up the run. hit a few sideline pass to bring ball down into knights territory then boom run to clinch it.


  231. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA!:

    Hi ST- hope you are asleep...
    WHICH Estes family??? Kenny or John???


  232. Ralph:

    bring some of the kickers to UH, although Enos is doing well during games, we could always use someone for kick offs that put the ball in the field of play. Those kick off penalties are brutal.


  233. Garret:

    Liz,

    I'm guessing ST meant John Estes' family. I'm sure that they are at the game and they travel to a lot of UH's road games. I remember talking with them at the Warriors Rally in New Orleans. I wonder who John's brother will be cheering for...since he played for Nevada if I remember correctly.


  234. koakane™:

    au'wryte ralph got your wish mules block potential fg by govs to tie game at half


  235. Garret:

    RainbowCliff,

    UH can win the game if the Warriors get ahead early and force Nevada to pass all the time instead of relying on the run. To get that lead, UH will need 3 things:

    1. Defense forces multiple Nevada turnovers and those turnovers are converted into points.

    2. UH scores a TD in every trip to the red zone instead of FGs. It is impossible to get a big enough lead to force Nevada to pass if UH has to settle for 3 each time.

    3. Every defender executes his assignment every time to shut down Nevada's run options. UH has a lot of shuffling in the defensive lineup (Ornellas instead of Walker replacing Bryant, etc.), but a key would be for Meatoga to be fully healthy and being the force that he can be in the interior of the line. All the mistakes over the past few weeks will need to be eliminated...when you make a mistake against a passing team you can at least hope that the QB misfires (which Moore did several times last week), but against a running team with speedy RBs and a freak of nature at QB, a mistake ends up being a long gain or a TD.


  236. RainbowCliff:

    Howz It Liz Kauai Her Magesty Of Aloha ! Hope you are well and I knowyou are spreading the word in hoping our Warriors will find deep inside the HEART they are going to need to over come wolfpacks in 40 degree temperature.

    I will take your Island ANY day with one of those cranberry margaritas that look good in the begining of this post as hopefully "The Tsai Meister" got one of those beauties !


  237. koakane™:

    mules fumble snap govs get second chance to kick fg for the tie

    ahhhhh ref say half ended therefore no chance for fg

    ok ralph now agree with you WAC officials


  238. Ralph:

    so who won the bb game? I texted Kazz at half time, he said he'll try and post up dates, nada, nada, must have been stressful for mr. warrior watching the game or chawan made him too hyper.


  239. Garret:

    I just saw that the betting line on the game has Nevada favored by 28 points...ouch.


  240. Ralph:

    it was 25 earlier this afternoon.


  241. RainbowCliff:

    Garret, interesting points you have shared as forcing turnovers and scoring in the red zone are BIG concerns !

    Playing in the COLD will be a factor !

    Getting drowsey as I get ready for some good sleep. Go Warriors and good night Tsaiko Nation !


  242. tom mui:

    RALPH: Re your #144. I don't remember how many there are in Hawaii's (State) grand jury but the Federal have anywhere from 16 to 23 in the grand jury.

    But while the State grand jury requires 8 or so to make a quorum, I think the number is 23.

    They always can hit him by way of information which requires a hearing before a judge for probable cause which means witnesses etc.

    A Grand Jury hears witnesses in the absence of the defendant and that way the prosecutor doesn't have to reveal his hand (at that time).


  243. Momo:

    Garret and Ralph
    We were going to Vegas on standby on Friday red eye, but the flight home was pretty full so we elected not to fly...Will try next time and during the week day when it is more open.
    As for the bb game the UH had only Hiram as a point guard and Luto was to slow...Anyway this caused so many turn over 19 which kept the Hilo team in the ball game.. Hilo is a super fast team, but short and they gave UH a battle...The other guard was Mayhem. You could see thad our star Rod
    Fleming was not 100 %...It was a good test to see how our other players were at...Not too good. Lets hope that the other on sick leave are going to help make a difference...


  244. koakane™:

    govs shooting themselves in foot by committing so much holding penalties.


  245. koakane™:

    game getting sloppy with penalties on both sides.


  246. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    OFF-SPORTS TOPIC - somewhat: Over the past several months, a number of regulars on this blog have raised the issue of legalizing gambling here in Hawai`i. If you're a resident of the City & County of Honolulu, here's an opportunity to express your position on the issue.

    RESOLUTION 09-313 - OPPOSING LEGALIZED GAMBLING. Urging the Hawaii State Legislature to oppose legalized gambling
    has been introduced. It will be heard at the next meeting of the Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee of the Honolulu City Council at its next meeting at 1 pm, Wednesday, November 4, in the Councill Committee Meeting Room, Honolulu Hale/Second Floor.

    If you're interested in submitting written testimony and/or speaking to the Committee itself, below is the website where you can get additional information about the meeting as well as the Resolution's content

    If you want to talk to me about the process from someone who's been there and done that for well over a decade, please send me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot come and include your daytime phone number

    http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-94428/110409%20EMLA%20AGENDA.htm

    GARRET: Hope that everyone in your family is feeling better. On the bright side is that your kids will have lifetime immunity.

    We're going to listen to the football game on the radio tomorrow while taking care of stuff around the house. If it looks like it might be a close one, we'll head on over to Boardrider's for lunch and the last quarter.

    Interesting basketball game tonight - I was definitely impressed with some of the things I saw - but the team and the coaches have a long way to go before proving the pre-season bottom-dweller predictions wrong.


  247. Ralph:

    thanks for the report momo, i hope the point guard and #2, Lay and the Providence transfer can do the job.


  248. Kekoa:

    808ike:

    October 30th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Kazz,

    I think Kekoa has my cell # . If not, LizK has my cell #.

    ...it was at that point your honor, that I recalled that the defendant's cell phone triggered the bomb that destroyed my faith in the Warrior team.

    Sorry Kazz, I don't have it.


  249. Kekoa:

    Re: 248

    Just kidding of course. I'll be drinking kool aid with the rest of the gang at the TV gate as we cheer our team on to a victory in Reno!

    GO WARRIORS!


  250. al:

    we should offer that kahuku kicker a scholie.


  251. al:

    be prepared to witness an upset tomorrow.


  252. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA!:

    Hiya!
    SWEET WARRIOR (upset) DREAMS!!!


  253. mctruck:

    I think that the game will be closer than the spread predicts; why?, because I think Neveda is/has taken UH for granted and therefore will not be fullu focused on the game at hand.


  254. sports betting:

    If you're interested in submitting written testimony and/or speaking to the Committee itself, below is the website where you can get additional information about the meeting as well as the Resolution's content