Mack: "There will be some changes"

February 17th, 2010
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UH took the first step in the reassignment of some coaching duties when it posted this ad yesterday:

http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/nadvert.aspx?rn=9659&si=379488&pn=1&sn=postdate&so=desc

Head coach Greg McMackin said this morning "there will be some changes." But he refused to reveal the details.

Our people tell us that no current coach is expected to leave the football organization, which includes but is not limited to the coaching staff.

But Coach Mack refused to comment on any scenario, and said he will make an announcement in mid-March.

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Avis, who is s on vacation in Portland, made the winning pick.

Give me a call to figure out distribution. Or else I can leave it for you at will call.

We've got another contest tomorrow.

262 Responses to “Mack: "There will be some changes"”

  1. Garret:

    It will be interesting to see how the coaching responsibilities are shuffled.


  2. koamahu:

    Ai, whea erybody. Top 10. Anywayz like join me and JJ and her gang at yardhouse this Sat? We taking patron shots. Ask him and challenge him.


  3. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Interesting news this morning...


  4. Garret:

    Ferd's article today stated that:

    The Southeastern Conference reaps a reported average of $102 million a year just from its television contracts, inspiring envy — and action.

    So, the Big Ten, which has its own sports channel, says it will look into further expansion, pronto, lest it lose ground and moolah.

    This isn't quite seeing the big picture because the Big 10 Network apparently made $242 million last year for the Big 10. So, the Big 10 *already* makes more than the SEC for TV revenue, and they only need to divide the TV money by 11, not 12 like the SEC.

    However, the Big 10 is looking at expansion because they want to make *more*...not because they want to catch up to the SEC.


  5. Garret:

    Ferd's article also shortchanged the SEC--their contracts give them $3.075 billion over 15 years, which comes out to $205 million per year...so, Ferd needed to double the SEC's TV numbers. The Big 10 still makes more per team, though.


  6. d1島:

    Aren't postings like this oftentimes a "formality" for a pre-selected candidate?


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    If I'm the WAC, I'd try to gather a bunch of eggheads and figure out the next big technology.
    Looking ahead, you have to figure Sony or Vizio will get into the phone business, right? And eventually — like how computers and smart phones are replacing actual newspapers — sporting events are going to be available widely through your phones or whatever technology we'll be using in five years.
    so wouldn't it make sense for the WAC to ink a futures deal with, say, Verizon or Sony or whoever, with the test-market idea that a person can watch live college games on his phone?


  8. Bigislandkurt:

    Top 6.


  9. Bigislandkurt:

    oh no! top 10.


  10. Stephen Tsai:

    It seems the Big Ten is positioning itself in a technology — television — that may or not be the preferred communication device in the next five years.


  11. BigWave96744:

    Good morning Stephen,
    Taken from my last couple of post, could you shed some light on the status of the following guys not on the SuperGames Rosters:

    Josh Andrews, Brian Blumberg, Rodney Bradley, Kaiser Iuta, Levi Legay, Malcolm Lane, Brett Leonard, Gary Nagy, Corey Paclebar, Aaron Rink, Bronson Tiwanak, Tui Tuiasosopo

    How is Bradley, Paclebar and Tuiasosopo's Rehab?
    Is Brett hurt?


  12. d1島:

    5th anniv of YouTube last week...whodathunk?


  13. d1島:

    But won't it be a hassle for people to carry around all these 40"+ flat screens they keep buying at Costco?


  14. jm2375:

    Good morning!

    Happy Ash Wednesday and Hump Day. 2 more days till the weekend.


  15. jm2375:

    Looks like the next big thing may be 3D TV.


  16. Stephen Tsai:

    Bradley, Paclebar, Tuiasosopo and Legay are recovering from injuries.
    Andrews left the team prior to the 2009 season.
    I think Blumberg is exploring the possibility of transferring if he is not needed next year.
    Coach Miano had said Nagy is not on the team, although I'm not sure why.
    I think Brett Leonard was an omission on my part. He was part of Super Games last week.
    Not sure on the status of Tiwanak and Rink. I'll check today. I'm pretty sure Tiwanak is OK.


  17. jm2375:

    Still need to keep current technologies while embracing new ones.

    Fixing the sound system at the Rust Bucket would help. No can hear nuttin up in yellow heaven.


  18. Stephen Tsai:

    jm2375:
    I wanna be alive when we can have holograms beamed into our living room, you know, where we actually have the image of an actor that we can walk around.


  19. Stephen Tsai:

    Actually, Leigh Steinberg and June Jones said in 1999 that the next big thing would be to watch games on phones, and this was before the introduction of the iPhone, I think.


  20. Paka:

    ST re:#7
    Its hard to tell what technological device will catch on with sports. A few years back a friend, JJ, and I started a tech company focusing on the professional and intercollegiate sports market. We came up with some unbelievable stuff, but the timing wasn't right. Today almost everyone is using the ideas we came up with. The NFL still uses our exact model for their instant replay system.


  21. d1島:

    JJVision....


  22. d1島:

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    HiHo....


  23. addahknowjoe:

    Perhaps the WAC should line themselves up with Google. Whatever device any game will be watched on or even however the internet is to be accessed, Google wants to offer the base platform all content gets delivered. They have plans to push for our entire nations network to be upgraded to Fiber Optics.

    But, Google wants to test out there new system. Hawaii would be the perfect place to start this initiative.

    (small kine bias)


  24. addahknowjoe:

    Paka- you worked with Nalu technologies?


  25. Paka:

    addahknowjoe,
    I was. The company was built when JJ and I came up with ideas we would like to have, and Rich got his tech friends together to figure out how to put those ideas into reality.


  26. rage777:

    Watched the replay last night, Davone Bess is such a nice, genuine guy. ST showed why he is such a great reporter, his timing. My question was just about to be asked and he goes and talks about it.

    What happened to all the old replays of the shows. It shows stuff from way back (Aug 09), but nothing from recent shows.


  27. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Wow. Some stimulating thoughts about football's future in an evolving world!

    Have a great day everyone. :cool:


  28. Stretch:

    koamahu:
    February 17th, 2010 at 5:38 am
    Ai, whea erybody. Top 10. Anywayz like join me and JJ and her gang at yardhouse this Sat? We taking patron shots. Ask him and challenge him.

    hmmmm..... something sounds familiar


  29. NYUH:

    Right now I just want to see UH in real HDTV so perhaps a deal with Verizon FIOS, although I believe AT&T is bigger in the west. But Steven is right, it's a three screen world: TV, PC, and Mobile.


  30. NYUH:

    Not good press for McMackin but a bit unfair. Hopefully this will be his year with lots of skill coming back.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/346784-ten-struggling-college-football-programs-and-coaches-who-derailed-them

    Sure, Hawaii isn't a major football powerhouse, but they have become known for prolific offenses. That is, until McMackin took over for the departed June Jones. Last season, Hawaii ranked 89th in scoring offense. That’s hardly paradise, kids.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/346920-spring-practice-preview-ten-bold-predictions-for-the-2010-wac-football-season#page/3


    Most Fresno State fans might argue that Pat Hill is sitting on the hottest seat, but I'm going a different direction.


  31. NYUH:

    Enjoyed the Bess interview as well. He has made me a Dolphins fan and his hard work is an inspiration. Good luck to RGM!


  32. addahknowjoe:

    Paka-

    While at 4Charity, Rich and his friends from the bay area had a cheaper alternative to Sportvisions, 1st & 10 yellow line. But even better, they had an idea to revolutionize game film video editing. Stacey convinced Rich to pursue his idea and get his friends to come to Hawaii. They made a prototype software demo using the the UH/BYU game. They then went to JJ to propose the idea.

    The basic premise was for the WAC to adopt the technology and have teams exchange game films using their technology.

    Other conferences were lining themselves up with other technologies.

    So impressed with the technology, Dr. Miyakawa wanted it immediately implemented with the Cincinnati Bengals in hopes of one day having the NFL adopt it.

    You're right. Allot of the ideas that came out of Nalu Technologies are now being offered. Back then I remember seeing their tracking software that could follow every player and keep their every stats. Kurisu had dreams of using it with his SF Giants. Today, Sportvision is now offering a similar software some 9 years after it was first done by NT.

    They even had a killer app that would digitally remove players from game film and single out only players you'd want to see. They got that too now.

    Shucks!

    Too bad they folded.


  33. oldie:

    My son worked on a project that allows you to view Pittsburgh Penguin games live on your smart phone while in the Mellon Arena. You can choose the camera angles you want and do instant replays.

    Biggest problem is the amount of bandwidth and servers needed to allow the viewing. With advances in hardware it's something that could take off in all sports in a few years.


  34. Pomai:

    I wonder if sometimes you could hear JJ saying "stupidheads"


  35. Pomai:

    OK don't get me wrong I like JD, but where would we be if JJ had been hired as the headcoach/AD???


  36. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Mahalo!...it's all about you guys taking annoda bite outta crime. These guys need an attitude adjustment for selling drugs to our keiki.


  37. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Whoops...erase...was meant for five-0!


  38. Pomai:

    Kekoa need for get that first cup of coffee this AM


  39. Colomaohana:

    Psst! Pssst! Hui!!

    I come to play again!

    Howzit, Tsaiko Ohana! Gooood Hump Day Wednesday morning!

    Did I koamahu playing here this morning, too?!


  40. Colomaohana:

    Kekoa!

    Did you say someone needs an attitude adjustment?! Oo! Ooo! I like help!!


  41. LizKauai \m/:

    Ahhh. All is well in the Tsai-ko playhouse this morning!

    HiHo!


  42. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Big C ~ Big Mahalo to your roomie for his help. I'll suggest he call you for back up! After how you handled Bruddah Pride, these bad guys are in deep kim chee!

    I like your 'hit' and 'run' behind ST strategy!


  43. Colomaohana:

    Hi Liz!

    What? Everybody sked of me? Sheeesh!!!

    Okay then....I'm just gonna have to start some trouble........


  44. Garret:

    Looking ahead, you have to figure Sony or Vizio will get into the phone business, right? And eventually — like how computers and smart phones are replacing actual newspapers — sporting events are going to be available widely through your phones or whatever technology we'll be using in five years.
    so wouldn't it make sense for the WAC to ink a futures deal with, say, Verizon or Sony or whoever, with the test-market idea that a person can watch live college games on his phone?

    ST,

    The technology *already* exists for watching live sporting events on phones. Qualcomm (who make the chips that power a large portion of cell phones in the US) developed FLO TV and it has been commercially available for awhile already.

    This year, FLO TV owners will be able to watch 3000+ hours of sports programming and 1,200+ live sporting events over the course of the year. These include over 90 NBA games, 76 MLB games, almost 200 NCAA football games (including 25 Bowl games), 350 NCAA basketball games (including Final Four and Championship games), and 11 NHL games (including 13 playoff games and the Stanley Cup Final). Oh, and there will also be four tennis majors.


  45. Pomai:

    #43 Now why doesn't that surprise me


  46. Garret:

    The TV-watching capabilities of FLO TV are getting to be so advanced that they are ready to release a TiVo-like DVR service for their devices!


  47. Garret:

    Sling Media created their client service that allows for people to watch anything on their TV on their cell phone. The service itself is free once you pay the $50 or so for the application for your cell phone. So, people can watch anything on TV on their cell phone for under $200 (counting the cost of the Slingbox) with no monthly service charge except for the data plan they already pay for on their phone.


  48. Colomaohana:

    Kekoa: I don't think anyone would want to be on Pride's bad side.... I know I don't. hehe...


  49. Garret:

    TV is where the money is now, and where it will be for sports in the foreseeable future. TV ads pay so much more than online ads or ads on phones. 3-D sports on big-screen TVs will keep that going...it will be hard for a small screen phone to compete with that experience.


  50. Colomaohana:

    Pomai: ;-P

    Howzit, Garret!!


  51. Slugger:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Gonna be interesting to find out what shakes out in March...


  52. Alex:

    Aloha everyone,
    hope everyone is having a great morning so far!
    im curious to see who mack hires as an assistant coach...


  53. A-House:

    Paka:

    Kept forgetting to post, but, did you play little league ball for the Kailua Braves coached by Coach Mike and Derik? If yes, do you remember the first baseman on your team - the kinda big Japanese boy who batted clean-up.

    Were you a running back for Kamehameha?


  54. A-House:

    Will the new UH football hire be a "wide receiver" coach? They could use one!


  55. d1島:

    Garret,

    On how "big" a screen can 3D be used? Could 3D replays be done in the new Cowboy's stadium? That would be interesting for future Coaches' challenges.


  56. Garret:

    Howzit Big C!


  57. addahknowjoe:

    My friend set up his Sling Box to send live K5 signals of the game to his laptop at Aloha Stadium. He said the WiFi was choppy at best but it worked.


  58. Garret:

    d1shima,

    They would have to complete change what is used for the big screens at the stadium...and the technology is really new and expensive right now so that is too expensive even for the Cowboy's stadium. But the early adopters will buy it for their homes (especially since ESPN will be broadcasting games in 3D HDTV) and the price will come down.

    I'm really interested in the technology they were showing off at CES that allowed people to view TV in 3D *without* needing to put on 3D glasses. I don't know how that works and I'm sure the companies that invented it are keeping it a secret...but if 3D HDTV could be viewed like holograms and not need special glasses to be seen, that would really be awesome technology.


  59. Garret:

    addaknowjoe,

    The LTE (4G) network that Verizon is releasing commercially this year has actually been verified to reach download speeds of 480 Mbps...much, much faster than WiFi and any 3G speeds available now. LTE is already available in some places in Europe and I'm looking forward to seeing what types of applications people use that for in the US.


  60. Manoa:

    Stephen

    The way the contracts are typically written, all of the broadcast or internet media rights are assigned or dealt with in the contract, no matter what the technology. The conference can reserve rights-- like reserving live internet streaming, or delayed broadcasts (or the contract can include the broadcaster providing these things to the conference or school).

    Therefore, with the smart guys putting deals together, the deals already price in any media besides TV plus any resale of rights to some other medium. It is then in the hands of media and tech companies to buy and sell these rights for things like phones, ipads, tablets. The prospect of buying and selling these rights is what provides some incentive for the development of the technology.

    What UH and conferences can do is reserve the right to sell rights to new technology companies, but that will also mean that if there is any value to such rights (if there are propects for making money from new media) and the broadcaster is not getting them, they are likely to cut the payments to the conference or school to take into account the value and anyt risk of losing customers to new media.


  61. Colomaohana:

    A-joe!


  62. d1島:

    Garret,

    Thanks.

    btw, how is the "buzz" going over there for the new Trojan coach? I bet the media is missing the former guy...


  63. Garret:

    The SEC already created an online SEC network where fans can watch all the games (even games that have already finished), interviews, etc. It would be good if the WAC could do that.

    Maybe UH could work with Oceanic (remember, Oceanic owns the streaming rights as part of their deal with UH) to create an online presence for more than just football games--interviews, other sports, etc.--that could be marketed on the mainland AND in places like Samoa and Australia. Even if it doesn't make any money, it would be a *huge* recruiting tool.


  64. GRM:

    ST,
    Missed the show yesterday. Is there any way/link I can look at the replay?


  65. Garret:

    d1shima,

    I don't read the articles on USC and change the channel when a radio station here discusses USC/UCLA sports (luckily I have 6 sports radio stations to choose from since all of the LA stations can be heard here!), so I cannot answer your question. However, I'm sure that USC talk will dominate the San Diego sports stations once again this fall since they barely mention SDSU or other teams.

    Back to work...got to finish a 12-page paper today and I just finished getting the computer simulation results today.


  66. al:

    this asst coach position....is it a new position recently created?
    or did someone tender a resignation that has not yet gone public or was someone's contract not renewed?


  67. Justin:

    I'd like to see Rolo take over the Offensive coordinator duties with Ron Lee going back to his natural position, WR coach. Also, I hope that Tormey or Shaw receive promotions to assistant/associate head coach titles. Both are overqualified for their current positions.


  68. d1島:

    al,

    Wat? You trying for another cap today?!?!


  69. addahknowjoe:

    Colomaohana- TEETA! =)

    Garret-

    This past November, Clearwire and Sprint launched 4G service in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas. This past December, those 4G services were to extended to Honolulu and Maui. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Sprint's 4G will deliver download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.1.


  70. uhfan:

    Any idea of who is in line to take over Mike Sealy's position?


  71. koamahu:

    Whea u cuzin koakane? Finding kopee? JJ n Homey, u busy protesting civil union bill? Go geevum. Baseball win for saturday, then challenge him yardhouse.


  72. Buffoman:

    K-den, if can get all that stuff on the phone, now we need to invent a longer lasting battery. imagine if the game went into double overtime and your battery wen die.


  73. Derek:

    What about Rocky and Brashton? They are not on the Super Games list.
    Is it because of injuries or because they still have to get cleared on their medical redshirt year? I see Laupepa on the list so does that mean he's cleared and all healed up? Just asking.

    UH basketball. If there's any indication as to whether the UH coaching staff is doing a good job or not, take a look at the recruits that they brought in. Jespersen, Fitzgerald, Lasha, Kareem, Jiang, Kurtz, Williams, Campbell and you can a name a couple more as my memory
    escapes. Some are not Division I players, and a couple are border line Division I players, and Williams has had all kinds of issues since he's been here. You could say that most of these players are a "reach".
    It is not surprising to see how the team is playing. We just don't have the talent enough to compete at a high level and that does back to the coaching and the recruiting efforts. If you don't get players, I best coach
    can't win...period. Some new players are sitting out the year and there is one recruit, Coleman coming in. I don't know. Johnson came from Arizona, so why did he come here. If he was good, wouldn't he be getting a lot of playing time there? Arizona is not very good now. We have to look to the future and ask if the basketball program is getting better. To me, for the last 3 years the answer is no. Look at the attendance the last 3 years and that's all you need to find the answers.
    Yeah, the economy ain't great, but if the product is good people would still come.


  74. homey:

    I smell tuna.


  75. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good, we can wait anxiously for the March coaching change-up, then get spring ball. Things to look forward to.


  76. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    homeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

    Nuff said! :)


  77. koamahu:

    Homey, u neva bafe n wash? Aisoos.


  78. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Nice to see so many old/new bloggers here again. Sure beats talkin' to myself. Which I may be doing anyway...


  79. Stephen Tsai:

    I've always believed in the buy low/sell high theory.
    Men's basketball won't always be down. I think now is the time to buy into lower-level seating — none was available several years ago — and wait for fortunes to turn.
    I've read one poster with a show-me attitude. That's the same sort of person who wonders why he couldn't get a UH-Boise State ticket in 2007.


  80. Stephen Tsai:

    uh fan:
    If I were a betting man, I'd bet on Scott Wong being Sealy's replacement.
    Oh, wait, I'm a betting man.
    That's my pick.
    Guaranteed.
    And if I'm wrong, I'll give you my next three picks for free.


  81. Bigislandwarrior3:

    Justin you are right coach rolo should take the offense coordinator he did a great job coach Dave aranda should be the defense coordinator .


  82. al:

    stretch...i do agree with you that the resemblance is definitely there.
    perhaps there is a link between the koa's.


  83. JimmyJam:

    Hey gang...good morning....ummmm, #71 also sounds very familiar....MWAHAHAHAHAHHA


  84. d1島:

    Ho!

    Tiger holding a news conference on Friday...


  85. al:

    d1...nah. but, i would take an upgrade to a helmet.


  86. Tombo Ahi:

    Any chance that Tony Tuioti becomes a coach?


  87. al:

    for me....i don't believe that ron and cal lee were given a fair opportunity to prove their worth as coordinators.

    gordie shaw has been for the most part a dline/oline coach. he had brief stints as an oc at south dakota a year before he came here and at northern colorado. dc at idaho also for a year. i am sure if shaw became the oc it would be the end of the run n shoot as we know it as he is run oriented coach.


  88. Stephen Tsai:

    Tombo Ahi:
    That's a pretty good guess.


  89. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Gee, all this talk about phones showing tv. I'm lucky if my calls go through and stay connected.

    We have the following baseball, men's & women's basketball, and volleyball tickets fo'free.

    5 pm, Saturday, February 20 - one woman's basketball ticket - open seating and includes the men's game at 8 pm - may need to move for second game. Tsai-kos sit in several different areas for these games. You should be able to move to where they're sitting for the second game. Protector is taking one of the two tickets.

    Thursday, February 25 - two men's basketball tickets - center court upper level.Tsai-kos sit in several different areas for these games. You should be able to move to where they're sitting. Protector is taking the extra baseball ticket for that same night

    Friday, February 26 - two baseball tickets - upper level third base side. In previous years, Tsai-los sat in lower level third base side I don't know where they're sitting this year, but I'm sure you can move.

    If you would like to have any of these tickets, please send me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com .Be sure to include your real name and a daytime or cell telephone number plus which sporting event you'd like to attend.


  90. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    OK, got us curious and building suspense for mid-March...

    JimmyJam -- long time no post! Probably since 2007. Welcome back!


  91. Colomaohana:

    Somebody say Yard House??


  92. (Jesse)James:

    Good morning Tsaikos. How is everyone doing?? Hope all have a great day today. Busy, busy.

    What's up Mrs. C? Check your e-mail.

    Okay gang, have to go. Work calls. Talk laters.


  93. Stephen Tsai:

    I can now monitor the blog from my cell.


  94. A-House:

    OK, if Tony T becomes a coach, who will take his place as the recruiting coordinator?

    Me no speakie, me no tell!


  95. koamahu:

    Resemblance, I am the perttier koa. JJ, u go back to work n approve dat civil union so I can stay home.


  96. anonymous:

    Re-Coach Mack hiring a new assistant coach

    First I have to hand it to him for building a better mousetrap.

    It follows the pattern where the coach is always looking at ways in getting better. He did it the first year with OL and ST changes.

    He began this year with the change of SC.

    And now this move. Great.

    When I look at what needs fixing, I think moving RL back to WR coach and bringing in a new OC would be a smart move.

    Anything less I don't think is.

    If the coach is thinking of killing two mice at one time bringing in a new OC would. One it would it would be a cure all to UH's offensive game, especially in the areas of red zone offense and in being consistent. Two upgrading the offense, and tweaking it up a notch in making more exciting, may fill more seats.

    If Mouse Davis came out of retirement, which I hope does, a move like this with MD going to OC and RL solidifying the WR area (where it needs more attention) would be a move that would make sense to me.


  97. jm2375:

    Set me up with some tickets!

    #93 - uh oh.


  98. koamahu:

    Talk to u lataz. Chinatown for lunch. See whoevaz on saturday at baseball n yardhouse patron challenge him.


  99. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    The volleyball tickets are gone as are the baseball tickets. Here's what remains.

    5 pm, Saturday, February 20 - one woman's basketball ticket - open seating and includes the men's game at 8 pm - may need to move for second game. Tsai-kos sit in several different areas for these games. You should be able to move to where they're sitting for the second game.

    Thursday, February 25 - two men's basketball tickets - center court upper level. Tsai-kos sit in several different areas for these games. You should be able to move to where they're sitting.

    If you would like to have any of these tickets, please send me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com .Be sure to include your real name and a daytime or cell telephone number plus which sporting event you'd like to attend.

    If no one here wants them, we'll try to give them away at the box office before the game.


  100. al:

    but, what we really need is more help on the offensive side of the ball.


  101. al:

    adam leonard comes in as a student asst.
    does he help cal with linebackers?

    and if tony jumps in, then we have three dline coaches.

    two db coaches.
    and hc who directs the defense.

    on offense aside from ron.
    there's rolo w/qb's
    inoke ga to help rolo.
    brian smith's got rbs.
    gordie has oline.


  102. kyle:

    With all the recent turmoil in St. Louis athletics, could Cal Lee be headed back?


  103. al:

    nah


  104. al:

    what a difference a day makes...
    a couple of weeks ago we were seemingly overloaded at wr.
    today, or rather as of a last week's announcements we are looking at a totally different depth chart.

    what with the suspension of malcom lane and the refusal by the ncaa to allow jovonte taylor another year, why, all of a sudden it is one of thin spots.

    hopefully, hot rod bradley is fully recovered. then the competition is between pollard, avery, and redshirt freshman stutz2.


  105. al:

    if i were a new recruit like darius bright i'd be making sure my academics are up to snuff. then, study that playbook like it is finals every day and watch game film of what we do and how we do it for hours on the day.


  106. oldie:

    Garret #58 -

    Have you seen this demo of 3D on a Wii? The 3D work for only a single viewer but does not require glasses.

    I was hoping that the announced iPad would have a forward facing camera so that software could detect the position of the viewer's eyes so nothing would have to be worn.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw


  107. bb:

    Prediction:

    Jeff Law will be new UH Hoops coach...


  108. lava:

    I think you give Rolo control of the offense. Lee was ineffective, I hate to say, so let Rolo call the shots, the rest play a support role.

    Rolo will be gone if not given his due.


  109. BigIslandkurt:

    I love Jeff Law. Good guy who has done some good things with the vulcans. I just see Manoa going after some nationally known, higher profile coach from the D1 ranks. They already used the "feel good, hire from home" card on Nash.

    BIK


  110. BigIslandkurt:

    Tony Tuioti had always wanted to coach. If he is named coach, it doesn't stop him from still recruiting Vegas and Cali. That would then open up the recruiting coordinator position. Can anybody say do-risssss??? Ok, let me stop before I get accused of rumor mongering.

    BIK


  111. LizKauai \m/:

    BIK- I like that rumor.

    HiHo!


  112. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    #93.

    ST,

    I see you are getting acclimated to your new device! :cool:


  113. d1島:

    For the Colts Fans....

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


  114. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    BIK-
    RUMORMONGER!


  115. Stephen Tsai:

    Not to get any blog reader excited, but one of the coaches told me that Billy Ray Stutzmann is expected to have a big season. The coach said Stutzmann is in great shape and behaving more confidently.


  116. A-House:

    OK, ST - we are getting excited as Craig has always been a family favoriate and meeting him at the tailgates 3 years ago and at other functions more recently, has naturally drawn us close to Billy Ray.

    We have no problems if he beats out any upper classman cause this shows his talents!


  117. al:

    i like doris where she is now. she does more for the youth of hawaii with what she does now.

    tony's position currently, is one where it is far reaching in that he needs to develop contacts with high school coaches here and abroad. it is a position that also requires hands on knowledge of the game as well.

    player personnel positions have become so crucial in today's game. why it took us so long to realize this is beyond amazement (er, frazier). boise state for example has a director and an asst director of player personnel.

    don't get me wrong. i love what doris is doing and she does it well. she does it more out of the kindness of her heart.


  118. A-House:

    BIK and LizK covers the entire state for "rumormongering" about a possible replacement for Tony da tiger Tuioti - but is there some one to carry on her work?


  119. al:

    if and when a new basketball coach job vacancy is announced.

    i'd like to first see a real qualified selection board.
    i would think that the qualifications should be in significant order.

    proven ability to recruit.
    some understanding of what it takes to succeed in hawaii
    track record of success
    west/west coast affiliation
    ability to manage a d1 basketball program
    ability to recruit a quality staff


  120. whitey:

    al, I volunteer at no cost to UH!!!


  121. al:

    what i meant was

    "i would think that the qualifications of a new coach should be in significant order

    proven ability to recruit.
    some understanding of what it takes to succeed in hawaii
    track record of success
    west/west coast affiliation
    ability to manage a d1 basketball program
    ability to recruit a quality staff"


  122. al:

    hey whitey!

    no game today?


  123. Paka:

    addahknowjoe,
    yeah, Stacy was the first person to approach me. She asked if I thought we could do something together. We eventually headed in another direction shortly thereafter and JJ and I started adding our ideas to the mix. What was crazy was that it was used successfully in the NFL. We not only used our technology at UH but we worked with the Denver Broncos for 2 years and it really was a success. Shanahan loved it. We were way ahead of our time back then. It's kind of neat that 5-6 years later everyone is doing what we thought of back then. One of our techs ended up working for the NFL and so that is why our technology is still being used by them. Another thing most people don't know is that NASCAR also currently uses what we came up with. Mr. Kurisu did have an interest in using it with the Giants but we were never able to finalize anything. I think we went in too many directions, too fast.


  124. Jack Flash:

    Paka-
    Are you guys getting any residual income from any of these ideas? Fascinating stuff!


  125. wafan:

    Hi!

    Freezing last night and a nice mid-50's today. Great football weather!!!


  126. Paka:

    A-house,
    That wasn't me playing baseball. The coaches names sounds familiar, but my brother was more the baseball player. I played football and boxed.


  127. Paka:

    Jack Flash,
    Not really. It would have been great to make tons of money, but at the time(at least as far as JJ and I was concerned) we weren't too focused on that. We were kind of looking at it as how it would help us have an edge and win at UH. That's why I find it so funny at all the things we came up with back then. We were thinking out of the box on how to get an edge, and we succeeded. It was fun times.


  128. Jack Flash:

    Apparently, JJ was not the only visionary in Manoa...


  129. LizKauai \m/:

    Paka- being the idealist, I love out-of the box thinking... but often the walls cave in for various reasons - sometimes lack of vision or control issues with other vital stakeholders.

    Dang, I miss Coach Jones.


  130. Paka:

    Liz,
    The one thing I believe to be true in my life is that hope is having the same enthusiasm even after you fail. Keep believing, if the walls cave in, find a way to make use of the rubble.


  131. wafan:

    Paka . . .

    Absolutely!!! I always ask my kids after they try something new, "What did you learn?" "Under the circumstances, did you give it your best shot?"

    Their eventual growth into outstanding adults is the ultimate goal!


  132. Garret:

    addahknowjoe,

    I am very familiar with the technology (IEEE 801.16e, or mobile WiMAX) behind Clearwire's service because I was actually working on that technology before Clearwire existed and I worked on technology of interest to several of the biggest companies in that area today. I have friends that were the lead people at their companies who helped write that standard and I demonstrated a prototype for 16e four years ago. I hope that Clearwire succeeds because I have several friends whose jobs depend on it...

    To me, Clearwire's service is more like 3.5G than 4G. WiFi can actually achieve faster speeds than Clearwire's top speed, but WiFi has a limited range.

    LTE will start off more than twice as fast as WiMAX and should get upgraded faster because it is what all cellular carriers are moving to around the world (aside from Sprint). There is a big question of whether or not anybody actually needs that speed though...price will probably be the critical issue and Clearwire has a chance to win there. Verizon and AT&T use different technologies now, but they both are upgrading to LTE, so it will eventually be the single standard that everybody (aside from Sprint) will support.


  133. Garret:

    oldie,

    I hadn't even heard of 3D Wii stuff...interesting.


  134. Garret:

    The first thing that came to mind when ST mentioned that their would be a shuffling of responsibilities but nobody would be leaving UH is the possibility of Tony Tuioti becoming an assistant coach and one of the current coaches taking his job. A couple of people have already posted about that so I figure it is okay for me to post that too. However, it would seem that UH would be adding another defensive coach when there is already an offensive/defensive imbalance, so the coach being reassigned would have to be currently on the defensive side.


  135. Garret:

    One thing I haven't seen posted here yet is that due to the Big 12 policy on leaving the conference and the timing of the Pac-10 TV contract, the Pac-10 will need to decide on their expansion by THIS SUMMER. That means that last season will be the last football season before the expansion decision and this basketball season will be the last one before the conference shuffle begins.

    Colorado's Athletic Director Mike Bohn pointed out that any team from the Big 12 that decides to leave for the Pac-10 will have to inform the Big 12 this summer. It is no coincidence that he's checked the rules about that...

    Bohn said because the Big 12 requires a two-year notice to leave and the Pac-10 is about to begin negotiations for a new television contract that would begin in two years for the 2012 football season, he believes any movement on expansion or conference realignments will come this summer.


  136. wafan:

    Looks like some interesting moves happening next month with the coaching staff.

    Things are looking up!


  137. Stephen Tsai:

    Did I mention that Billy Ray and Kanani Danielson are dating?


  138. Ralph:

    ever since the USSR broke up, Russia has loss the luster in the olympics, the Ukraine and Georgia seem to medal as often as the fatherland.


  139. Ralph:

    Kanani is a soft spoken, quiet type athlete. I wonder what she'll be thinking when a friend tells her that everyone knows who her boyfriend is, their names were on the wB.


  140. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Kanani and B-Ray? Good fo dem!!! :mrgreen:


  141. d1島:

    What is it with the St. Louis guys and Kamehameha gals?


  142. Pomai:

    There was another football player an volleyball player who hooked up - they produced a pretty good linebacker.


  143. Stephen Tsai:

    Ralph:
    Nah, nobody reads this blog.


  144. ai-eee-soos:

    UH athletics in the RED - $8,051,123.00, as of june 2009.

    HA breaking news.

    auwe.


  145. wafan:

    Hey, greetings from one nobody to all of the other nobody's!!!


  146. Stephen Tsai:

    That's the accumulated deficit, which is like the balance on your credit card.
    What could make it all go away, of course, is student fees.
    But the Upper Campus doesn't want to pull the trigger.


  147. PowderPuff:

    Good afternoon, nobodies. I actually met someone today in Waikiki (no, not Jon Gosselin) who said he lurks the WB everyday. How 'bout that?


  148. ai-eee-soos:

    Hope CWade and the mvb can help keep the deficit from reaching

    10 mil at the end of this June !!!


  149. al:

    st...we are unable to go the archived warrior beat live chats.


  150. al:

    yah, the 09 debt was valued at 2.6 mil.

    i imagine that '10 deficit will be greater than 2009 because of fball and bktball decline in revenues generated.


  151. al:

    aieeesos....that is being conservative.

    i'll bet lunch it'll be 11.5 million.


  152. what up?:

    Coaching reassignments?

    Okay. Is Rich gonna be the new head coach then?


  153. al:

    funny guy.


  154. Ralph:

    It's a down economy, but it's down through out the U.S., our teams got to win and play at a higher level to put butts in the seats, then the revenue goes up reducing the deficit. Mbb making 100k+ last season, laughable, mbb and fb are the foundation around which all athletic programs are built. Mbb got to do better.


  155. large dining room tables:

    When one deliberates the issue at hand, i have to agree with your endings. You understandably show knowledge about this matter and i have much to discover after reading your article.Much greetings and i will come back for any further updates.


  156. Ralph:

    Al if it ever reaches 11.5 M, I don't think JD becomes transparent to announce it. JD needs an outlet, he puts his time in the office, something to take his mind off the job and just chill out and relax. He looks worn out on the mbb telecast. Got to invite him to our next Tsaiko karaoke and get him to relax, listen to ST rendition of the Lion sleeps tonight, or his low, low dance move with lefty rapping.


  157. al:

    eh no make, footballfan

    and anyone else who still owes me lunch but haven't paid up yet.

    here's a chance for you to get even.

    i'll bet you lunch that tuioti is named the asst coach and that lumpkin will be reassigned to recruiting/player personnel director. this would fit in with what tuioti wants to eventually do and lumpy has bad legs so this will be good for him.


  158. al:

    ok. for once i agree with ralph.

    tough decisions up ahead.


  159. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Hiya.
    Ukuleleboi's hula concert starts at 6:30pm. Streaming video live on hawaiistreaming.com

    latahs!


  160. wafan:

    Nytal!


  161. LizKauai (iPhone):

    #156. Amen, Ralph.


  162. d1島:

    $11.5 M? Psshaww...

    The national debt is
    $12,389,287,797,779.36 as of 18 Feb 2010 at 04:33:13 AM GMT.


  163. chawan_cut:

    Set me up with some tickets!
    Please!
    and whatever else too!


  164. Ralph Wannabe:

    These most likely scenerios:

    #1. Ron Lee moves back to receivers coach and Coach Mack hires a new offensive coordinator.

    #2. Ron Lee moves to receivers coach, Coach Mack hires a new OC and Cal Lee and Chris Tormey switch responsibilities.

    The most likely scenario is #1 because of the inconsistencies on offense last year. Also the receiver coach position is still open. Mack needs an OC that he does not have to micromanage... someone who can direct not only the players but also the other coaches as far as scheme and game planning. A well proven offensive coordinator will be a big shot in the arm for Hawaii next year. Just my two cents.


  165. Pomai:

    Don't think thats going to happen Ralph


  166. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Like a balance on your credit card???

    Ok... Can the athletic department refinance then? :shock:


  167. Pomai:

    To bad that the athletic department doesn't listen to some of the fans idea's for making money.


  168. Momo:

    set me up with some tickets


  169. Slugger:

    Set me up with some tickets!

    Another contest...mahalo, ST!


  170. ai-eee-soos:

    re # 164.

    Mack cannot hire another coach, UNLESS he releases one first;

    there is a maximum number of coaching positions allowed.


  171. SDE:

    I read that Aranda to be DC, Cal Lee back to LB coach, Tony T to DL coach, Lumpkin to recruiting coord


  172. ai-eee-soos:

    # 171 sounds more like it.

    but CL maintains his title and pay.

    the new DC will have the title of assistant football coach, and will be in his own salary range.

    only problem is what pay range Lumpkin will be in - no can "demote" him.

    chee - such intrigue, but good fun yah, speculating.


  173. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I think having Rolovich become OC or a completely new OC would be a good idea.

    The question if we did get someone new is who would be versed in this RnS type of offense or even the Air-Raid type offense?

    As much as I respect Mouse Davis for having accomplished what he did, I wouldn't be too enthusiastic in having him as a hire.


  174. Slugger:

    ST ~

    Set me up with some tickets!


  175. Ralph:

    okay who is posting as me in #164, is that you Al. And you agree with me only once, is the boss abusing you? indigestion affecting you?


  176. Stephen Tsai:

    Congrats to JMxxxx.


  177. Garret:

    Wow, I thought that the Tuioti move would happen but I wasn't expecting the Cal Lee/Aranda shuffle to happen also.


  178. Garret:

    Short Bess article from Hawaii News Now.

    The former Warrior wide receiver led the Miami Dolphins in catches with 76, and in receiving yards with about 750, this past season.

    Those are remarkable numbers considering Bess wasn't drafted out of college and he's played just two years in the NFL.

    "My success now doesn't surprise me because I set the bar high for myself. I set my expectations high. It's just a matter of me going out and, you know, the coaches blessed me with an opportunity and then just making the most of it," he said.


  179. Garret:

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

    New fiber nanogenerators could lead to "smart clothes", where the clothes that we wear generate enough electricity to power our electronic devices.


  180. Garret:

    Unemployed Ohio man needed a project to stay busy...so he built a huge igloo in his yard, with 6-foot ceilings and an entertainment room with cable TV and surround sound.


  181. Garret:

    Texas A&M nuclear engineers have attached sensors to the backs of cockroaches to turn them into remote-controlled nuclear detectors! This will be a great way to get information on potentially contaminated areas that might not be safe for people.


  182. Garret:

    Researchers achieved a breakthrough with their cancer vaccine--a peptide they developed protected 100% of the mice from cancer even after they injected the mice with colon cancer cells. Other vaccines protected little or no mice, so those mice got cancer.


  183. Garret:

    CalTech scientists created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight and efficiently converts its photons into elections...while using only a fraction of the expensive semiconductor materials that conventional solar cells use!


  184. Garret:

    Free play links pau.


  185. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    al,

    Could you please try to collect my free lunch while you're at it?

    I think Tsai said that Tuioti will become a coach. How many variables does that leave? I'm going to wait til March.


  186. Curt:

    Wow. Those are some big coaching changes for the football team. I hope it works out. But, I have to agree with Al that we have plenty of defensive coaches and not enough offensive.


  187. Curt:

    With my old age, I can't remember who our graduate assistant coaches are. Is Inoke one of them? I see him as a future QB coach for us...especially if Rolo gets promoted.


  188. d1島:

    Curt,

    Funaki and Biesemeyer are the GA's


  189. d1島:

    Brooks Baehr reports:
    Aranda is DC
    Tuioti is DL
    C. Lee is LB
    Lumpkin is Recruit Coord


  190. d1島:

    Congratulations jmxxxx!


  191. Curt:

    Mahalo d1.


  192. jm2375:

    Thanks ST. I will text you once I figure things out, being a school night and all...

    OMG, did you see the move Shaun White pulled? :shock::


  193. Curt:

    Interesting to see Aranda as the new DC as he's one of the newer and younger coaches on the defensive staff. Must be hard on the old timers.


  194. Curt:

    Congratulations jm2375. No worry about school night. :)


  195. Jason:

    These moves don't surprise me at all, I've been of the opinion that Mack would have to make Aranda the DC soon or he'd leave for another school. I thought maybe he'd make the move after the 2010 season, but I'm glad he made it sooner.


  196. Apple mac mini 2.53Ghz...:

    Nokia N93 Review...

    With 180 grams on the scale and large size (11.8 cm long and 2.8 cm thick), the N93 is not in the...


  197. Slugger:

    Congrats, JMxxxx! and al for winning the hat yesterday! (d1, I don't need another hat... :) thanks for the thought)

    Interesting that the news is out when Coach said he was announcing the changes in mid-March.


  198. jm2375:

    slugger & chawan - you got mail


  199. al:

    thanks slugger.


  200. al:

    where's eh no make and footballfan when i wanted to bet another lunch.
    does anyone think that they will ever pay up?


  201. jm2375:

    al - #200 - are you kidding??


  202. Ralph:

    coach Mac announces changes to be made in March, but already the fans and the media are making their own assessments. Mac it's your choice and decision, but it's all about timing. For the next 4 or 5 weeks the media, forums and fans will be taking shots at who goes, who stays, and reasons why some are deserving and some are not. You're bringing unnecessary discussions onto your position, some positive and some negative, because you didn't make a decisive decision, why wait until mid march, why? State policy on hiring, good reason, but why let fans speculate when you could have made the announcement when all the paper work was complete and legal to do so.


  203. al:

    btw ralph...i am apalled that you think i would stoop so low and try to post as you.

    c'mon now. i have more morals than that.


  204. Ralph:

    Na Wahine lost tonight but remain 1/2 game ahead of SJST. Down to the wire, being on the bottom, both teams will be playing for a spot in the WAC tournament


  205. Ralph:

    if not you, who den?


  206. Stephen Tsai:

    While these moves are all strong possibilities, they're not absolutes because legally UH has to go through the hiring process.
    So if a more qualified candidate applies for the job that Tuioti desires, then that candidate gets the job.
    As for the defensive coordinator's job, there is no posting.
    Now Aranda called most of the defensive plays last year, and, as far I know, Cal Lee didn't call any. So giving Aranda a title wouldn't change duties. And, if I'm not mistaken, it won't change the pay, either.


  207. Mrs. LTUHF:

    Hello Tsaikos!

    Just checking in...


  208. al:

    why would you think it was me in the first place?

    anyway i made my own prediction at #157 and i was broiling some sirloin at the time of the pseudo ralph posting.


  209. Stephen Tsai:

    As for why neither Mack nor anybody else is commenting, it's because, well, they can get sued.
    At our place several years ago, we had an opening for a position. A male applicant was told that we had a specific type we were looking for. The applicant threatened to sue. He now works for us. (He's actually a pretty well-decorated worker, but you get the point.)


  210. al:

    #206 a big grin appears upon the face of the ex-coordinator.


  211. al:

    hey there mrs. ltuh!


  212. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Just to let you know that a requent for a resolution from both the House and the Senate to the Board of Regents about creating a student activities fee is in the works. Will keep you posted on this.

    Wallyball tomorraknoght. Bang em down, Jeshua


  213. jm2375:

    ST - check your text msgs, please.


  214. ai-eee-soos:

    The job advertised is "Assistant Football Coach".

    Like ST says, anyone who meets the M Q's can apply.

    So, if Aranda applies and gets the job (and pay), his Assistant Coach
    position becomes open. Then, there will another job posting for this opening.

    If the thought was to promote Aranda, then this would the way to a higher position and pay. The DC position stays as it is, although the job assignment is altered.

    Then, Tuioti can apply for the Assistant Coach position vacated by Aranda. Tuioti to Assistant Head Coach will not happen - not fair, and it's not the intent. The intent is to promote Aranda.

    The odd man out is Lumpkin. I hope the pay difference betwen Asst HC and Recruiting Coord is made up in some way, for this loyal soldier.

    hoo boy - good fun yah, speculating like this.


  215. ai-eee-soos:

    FORGET about post # 214 - Lumpkin's job is NOT being posted.

    ST - DELETE post # 214.

    Man, talk about PURE speculation.

    FORGET abut post # 124.


  216. Stephen Tsai:

    jnxxxx
    OK, I finally got the message. I still don't know how to use my phone.


  217. Stephen Tsai:

    Like I said, there are strong possibilities, but until after the application deadline, nothing is a sure thing.
    And, again, if Cal Lee were to lose his DC title, it really wouldn't mean anything since he wasn't calling plays, anyway. He would be doing the exact same thing he's been doing since he got to UH: coaching LBs, helping with the defensive game plan, recruiting.


  218. Ralph:

    Here's a comparison with UCLA in average attendance, maybe Garett can tell us if their department is in the black or red.
    mbb 8045, fb 64547, mvb 1270, baseball 727, wbb 1811, wvb 1375 and softball 606. UCLA fields 22 sports, 10 men, 12 women. UH is far behind in mbb and fb in attendance, we do better in mvb, wvb and baseball and we field less teams. But then again, we do not have BCS monies.
    UH got to maximize the use of the SSC and Aloha stadium to cut the deficit, otherwise we will see a deficit of 2 million plus every year.


  219. al:

    ralph, since you follow wvb so much.
    ucla inked moenoa for next year.


  220. Ralph:

    I know, read it on volley talk


  221. Ralph:

    lots of free time: our old nemesis BYU, are they making ends meet?
    average attendance marks: fb 64102, mbb 13383, baseball NA, mvb 2454, wbb 805, softball NA, wvb 1323. BYU fields 19 sports. again fb and mbb attendance differences with UH are quite large, use the multiplier effect for the number of home games and that folks is a lot of moola.


  222. Ralph:

    Sealy loss 3 returnees who transferred out including his starting setter.


  223. Ralph:

    We win and the fans will come. Na Wahine vb won from the outset in Klum and played the best. Fan support has not let up, UH leads all vb program in attendance. There were fluctuations in attendance year to year but UH still lead in average and total attendance and the program finished in the black.


  224. Ralph:

    more volleyball stuff. a spoof. Hitler's reaction to Banachowski's retirement and Lauren Cook's transfer out of UCLA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KepYP7txIN4


  225. Kazz:

    RE: Hitler vball spoof.

    I know it's a joke and I said before.

    I find NOTHING comical about "Hawaii played HS teams".

    Oh really? 12th seeded Rainbow Wahine played 5th seed Illinois and whatever Michigan was seeded and those were HS teams huh?

    I screamed the words "pathetic" and that was in reference to the pathetic nature of way we were disrespected, but ultimately our ladies showed that those victims were not even in the same league as us.

    Now our 12th seed last year? That was pretty damn funny!

    BUT that was all last year...

    Onward and upward to this upcoming season. No Gil? No problem!


  226. Kazz:

    Al,

    People that blog "empty" non-sense don't have the eggs to follow through with anything else.

    Proof is in their typed words.

    So, sorry sir, you're never gonna get those lunches.


  227. Kazz:

    I'm very late on this but I just realized that Kanani wears #5 and so does B. Ray Stutzmann.


  228. Paka:

    If I remember clearly, they advertised for the job every year because we were on 1 year contracts. Could be wrong. But it is also a way of moving positions. A coordinator is a differernt position than assistant coach. Just like assistant head coach. It is supposed to have a wider pay range.


  229. Ralph:

    paka you're up late, is June Jones giving you homework on recruits? lots of video on junior day to cut and paste for JJ?


  230. Ralph:

    Paka with all the money at SMU, do you get to pick the top of the line video equipment and do you replace them as a new model comes on the market. Beats using a camcorder to video fb like your old days at UH.


  231. Ralph:

    10.1 M deficit by June, 2010- end of the fiscal period. auwe. baseball loss 650K in 2008, we start the 2010 season this weekend, so what happened to the '09 season in the last fiscal period that ended last June. There must be a lag time in reporting or when a sport finances is tallied. Baseball had a huge surge at the start of the season, hopefully the losses will be less. Baseball under Murakami made money most of the time, kind of faded for several years before his retirement due to health issue.


  232. Ralph:

    JD states the biggest cash cow to save money by dropping a sport would be baseball but what do we do with a concrete stadium. Baseball, wvb, mvb, mbb and football were money makers at one time, figure out what happened, make the adjustment, and find new leadership to move forward.


  233. Ralph:

    Coach Trap has been at the helm for 9 years, most of those years have been in the red in the 400 to 500K level. Mbb and Mvb barely clears the black, can be a lot better with better leadership-just win baby! baseball can be a positive, what would be the projected revenues with an average attendance of 2500, 2600, 2700, etc. have a goal in mind and work towards that end. Try to generate revenues that equals projected expenses, little steps, than push the button and try to increase the fan base to move into black numbers. Trap is running a club program- recruit players, coach, play the game but he is not tuned to the business aspect of running the program, not his problem. But it is if he doesn't win often and win the WAC often to bring out the fans.


  234. Ralph:

    anyone else up watching the olympics...the women downhill was awesome, although there were 3 crashes that were scary but fortunately no serious injuries noted.


  235. Ralph:

    Pink out this saturday. Breast cancer awareness. wbb at 5 pm vs La Tech, men to follow, cal poly.


  236. bighilofan2:

    A month ago Coach Mack said "Aranda is big time."

    I'm a betting man. Aranda is gonna move up.

    But that is only on the defensive side of the ball. Coach's biggest move has got to come on the Offensive side of the ball.

    Watching Coach Miano two years ago in spring practice, had the good fortune of watching him coach Mr. Mouton, the db, dfuring drills. Coach Miano told Mouton "you have to study." he said that, in front of other players. and Mouton told coach, "I'm going to play football, coach." in front of other players.

    that is my recollection of the conversation. and my gut feeling, at that time, was that this kid was talking back to the coach, in front of other players.

    my gut feeling was, this isn't good. and that observation shaped how i feel today.


  237. addahknowjoe:

    Garret-

    Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Vodafone, and Telefonica have all vowed to use LTE technology. The immediate problem is, Verizon is still two months away from completing initial tests of the technology in Seattle and Boston. (and BTW: totally nonexistent here in Hawaii) WiMax exist and is currently more mature than LTE. That's why Clearwire chose to go with that technology.

    Clearwire's WiMax speed is not a factor. The key is they are first to market and building their 4G network here in the islands and in parts across the nation. Meantime, LTE still won't be deployed in Hawaii anytime soon.

    Even if the market were to dictate a change to LTE is necessary, (and it will) Clearwires network is built using IP. Upgrading it to some other type of technology like LTE, will require little effort or expense. Adding more radios to its existing infrastructure solves the problem. They'll be able to offer both technologies and migrate to the other with no noticeable change in quality of service to the customer.

    I wouldn't be too worried about your friends employ at Clearwire. They plan to stick around. And if not? I'm sure your friends are capable of finding employ elsewhere. Poho all dat education if they can't. =)

    I have no doubt Verizon's LTE service will offer the same if not better service and be commonplace in the islands. I personally would love to see it tested and implemented here. But, that's someday. Who knows when that'll be, yeah?

    For now, WiMax is the only 4G deal in town. Sorry about that. =)


  238. Ralph:

    AJoe you must have a big project to be up this late or are you watching the olympics too.


  239. Bulla:

    i guess some of the questions will be answered at the team meeting coach mack has called for at 7 am this morning.

    GO WARRIORS


  240. wafan:

    Good morning!


  241. wafan:

    Congratulations jm2468! Cheer strong and loud for those of us who cannot be there!!!


  242. wafan:

    Wonder if Mack's move to "leak" the coming moves is a way to raise speculation and keep the team in the news?

    As someone said earlier why not just keep it quiet until things are complete and it is okay to make the announcement?


  243. Bulla:

    wafan
    howzit, i agree with you....no need to shake the bushes if no need......like someone said, Tuioti could be replaced IF another candidate who is more qualified applies..... i know that the word is out on the mainland about the opening, so this might get interesting to say the least :)

    how's your weather? my time clock is all off, stayed up for 32 hours straight and am now trying to get synchronized again.......could be awhile, haha


  244. wafan:

    Bulla . . .

    Weather here is very Spring-like. Frosty nights and beautiful warm days. Okay, relatively speaking it is warm -- mid-50's!!!

    32 hours? Geez. What would you tell the Beast? Get some sleep!


  245. Bulla:

    wafan,

    for your neck of the woods, that is hmmmmmmm, warm......been there, done that, ouch

    it was nippy last night, we were in wahiawa and it was 64 degrees and that is COLD for us natives

    have a good day bro :)


  246. Garret:

    addahknowjoe,

    It is too bad that LTE isn't going to be in Hawaii anytime soon. Clearwire *does* have the big advantage in Hawaii then...Hawaii is a unique market so if Clearwire gets enough customers early enough then it will be hard for LTE to win out.


  247. Garret:

    It is pretty impressive that BSU hired Cal's defensive coordinator to be their defensive coordinator. Instead of having to get a non-coordinator from an AQ conference school or a DC from a non-AQ school, they got a DC from a Pac-10 school.

    Boise State hired California defensive coordinator Bob Gregory as a defensive assistant coach. Gregory has been the defensive coordinator at Cal for the last eight years. He was defensive coordinator for Boise State in 2001.

    Petersen and Gregory worked together from 1998 to 2000 at Oregon. They were on the same staff in Boise in 2001, as offensive and defensive coordinators for former head coach Dan Hawkins.


  248. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  249. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Lotsa speculatin' goin' on....

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  250. jm2375:

    Good morning! Happy Thursday!

    Still chilly out there.

    ST - I sent msgs to both your phones since I didn't know which one you use more.


  251. protector:

    Interesting speculation about re-shuffling of coaches / responsibilities. The speculation about Lumpkin to Recruiting Coordinator concerns me for the obvious reason that , as far as I know, he doesn't have the contacts or relationships that Tuioti has cultivated. That's a mismatch & a liability in my book. Am I missing something??


  252. Bigislandkurt:

    Lumpkin got many many contacts and have recruited many fine players to UH. Tony T always wanted to be a coach and Mack was sure going to find a way to 1) get him on staff and 2) take advantage of some Las Vegas and Cali contacts. But let's not sell Lump short, he has him some contacts. Especially in California. He is well-recognized in the college football coaching fraternity.

    BIK


  253. Pomai:

    Just read the article on the budget, isn't it kind of odd that in 2001 we where in the black to the tune of 2,169,204. The very year that the fumbler was hired we then went in the red for 296,719, then every year after went deeper in debt, an the year he left we where in the red to the tune of 5,418,715, an the kicker is he got a bonus. He was very smart to work out the agreement of not being able to be sued. But then again can the manipulation of figures to collect that bonus be considered fraud?


  254. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :) :) :)

    Love the chilly weather we're having. Gonna make chili tonight if the weather stays the same.

    It was interesting watching the speculation about coaching changes. Fun while it lasted. It's going to be even more interesting to see how Aranda does, given that we seem to loading up on defensive players.


  255. Alex:

    I think Lumpkin might have contacts since he has been with the program forever, but the question is...can he "relate" to them like Tuioti can? That makes a big difference


  256. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Tsai-
    Will Aranda get any kind of pay raise, assuming he is named DC?
    Does anybody else know?


  257. Richie:

    I certainly feel for people like Coach Cal Lee who has a brilliant defensive mind and who has never been allowed to do his thing as the defensive coordinator at UH. Coach Miano has also been a very dedicated coach over the years and had a long career in the NFL. I cannot believe that this move with David Aranda will not hurt morale somewhat on the staff. Coach Mack, however, was hired as the head coach and it is his prerogative to make the changes to his staff that he sees fit.

    I do hope, however, that Jim Donovan makes the same evaluation of Coach Mack and holds him to the same kind of standards after this coming season if these changes on Coach Mack's staff do not improve the situation.


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