Rolo's still the one

May 27th, 2010
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If Mouse Davis were to join the UH football staff, as anticipated, it would not change the current dynamics.

Nick Rolovich is the offensive coordinator, and he will call the plays, whether Davis or Mike Martz is at his side. The way it would shape up is Davis, well respected as the designer of the modern run-and-shoot offense, would serve as a mentor, much like how head coach Greg McMackin is a mentor to newly promoted defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.

Davis, if hired, would provide a comfortable support staff for Rolovich. Running backs coach Brian Smith was Rolovich's college housemate. Ashley Lelie, who will join as a student manager, was Rolovich's favorite target in 2001 and, a couple of years later, Rolo's landlord. Offensive line coach Gordy Shaw also will be helpful in creating an offensive game plan.

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Always willing to try something new, Rolovich is distributing the half-football to his quarterbacks.

One end of the football is flat-sided, enabling quarterbacks to work out alone. They can throw the football off walls or floors. The intent is to work on the grip and wrist flexibility. Consider it the quarterback's equivalent of the JUGS machine.

ball

Leila Wai, our hand model, also notes the football can be used by receivers to train.

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Here's Leila:

leila

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Erika Buder-Nakasone also had a farewell at UH. She's going to work at Punahou School. Here she is posing with Rolovich at yesterday's party:

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This is a so-called smart board. While a video is shown on the board, a coach can then use a marker to draw plays on the projected image.

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With a touch of a switch, a shade descends from the ceiling. The conference room also has descending video screens.

office2

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Coach Mack's office:

office3

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And the reception area:

office4

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In an ode to Ally McBeal, there's a unisex bathroom. I suppose you also could have mail sent to Room 341.

room

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shirt

Wena: "I'll take a size 6."

Me: "Wuh?"

(Pause)

Me: "Heeeey. Foot Locker's stripes are vertical."

297 Responses to “Rolo's still the one”

  1. what happened:

    wheres the fight first haha


  2. oscar meyer:

    1


  3. NYUH:

    As the QBs didn't get enough throws in, or has that decreased after JJ?

    Mouse should provide some useful PR as well.

    "Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this kind of confidence in Colt Brennan’s game…Skip Bayless seems convinced that Colt will not only be a starting caliber QB in Shanahan’s system, but a “star” (his exact word). Bayless is a loudmouth dick and slurps all over the Cowboys every chance he gets, but in all fairness, the guy tends to be right when he digs in his heels about a topic unrelated to TO or LeBron James."

    http://football-news-update.com/jarmon-continues-to-progress-in-recovery-from-knee-surgery/


  4. Garret:

    Mouse could be a good mentor for Rolo.


  5. rylen:

    top 5!!


  6. Buffoman:

    Top 10 hopefully top 5!


  7. Garret:

    Good luck to David Farmer and Kurt Milne on their startup business. I posted a few sentences of this article before, but the full text of the article wasn't available to non-subscribers until now. They credit their experience as walk-ons at UH who earned scholarships as something they learned from football that helps with their business now.

    Former University of Hawaii Warrior football players Kurt Milne and David Farmer have redirected their athletic energy into an equally exhilarating activity.

    What the pair did have was determination — something they learned playing football.

    “We’ve been challenged plenty of times in our life,” Farmer said. “We received another education as a result of being a student athlete — work ethic, managing time, working out, working hard. Both of us earned scholarships — we weren’t given them out the gate. That probably has more to do with our success [than anything].”


  8. 808ike:

    Good morning everyone.


  9. Old School Dave:

    Maybe not a PC comment, but I feel that they're capable, competent, and have paid their dues, give the younger coaches like Rolo and Dave Arranda a chance. I'm an "old guy" and while I appreciate what Ron Lee, George Lumpkin, and Mouse Davis have done for the program, there comes a time when you have to step aside and give the younger coaches a chance to move up. Look at programs like Boise State and you see a lot of youth on their coaching staff.

    Well, enough of this sitting at the computer. Time for my walk. Oh my aching back and knees!!


  10. Garret:

    If the Pac-10 and Big 12 expand their alliance to include scheduling non-conference games with each other for a TV package, that will reduce the number of Pac-10 teams that UH could play in the future...

    Rivals.com reported that the Big 12 and Pac-10 have talked about forming a football scheduling alliance for TV, similar to the conferences’ basketball Hardwood Series.

    Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott told Rivals.com this week that he and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe like the idea of creating a football TV package of non-conference games between the two leagues because it would create national exposure and provide the financial growth both conferences are looking for in their next TV deal.


  11. Buffoman:

    Okay #6 not bad..

    I am guessing that with all of the moves and the post regarding Mac being on the hot seat, he is "all in". It's this year or the seat would be almost too hot to plant one's butt in for the ensuing year.

    That should be about right and I would guess that the scrutiny from the arm chair coaches would be intense if there is a glimmer of the past two year's disorganization in this his third year.

    And, add to the all of the possible conference movement, well that makes for an itchy trigger finger by most AD's for what may be perceived as a poor performance of the major revenue generator.

    Should be interesting.


  12. NYUH:

    Hawaii no. 8 by Sporting News? Yikes. I wonder if some larger set of politics is at work to keep Hawaii down to influence the possible conference alignments?

    Hey, just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you.
    I think Kissinger said that.


  13. postmanke:

    Mouses modern day runs shoot is not modern enough. Its a mouse trap. lets not get stuck in it.

    Keep it rolling Rolo!


  14. 808ike:

    found some articles on wahine softball from the Alabama newspaper.

    tidesports.com/section/softball

    blog.al.com/bamabeat/2010/05/game.times_times_set_for_
    alabama-haw.html

    rolltide.com
    "Softball host Hawaii in Tuscaloosa super regional.


  15. Garret:

    Paul Tagliabue says that the Big East is being proactive and exploring all means possible to try to insure the future of their conference. The Big East asked him to help them save their conference, and one of the things he is exploring is the creation of a Big East TV Network if negotiations do not go well with ESPN (maybe that is a threat to try to get more money from ESPN?).

    The Big East doesn't want to wait for the Big 10 to raid them, they want to strengthen their conference now. The WAC seems to just be waiting for the MWC to take BSU without doing anything like this...

    Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue thinks the Big East Conference is being proactive about its future and sees cable giant ESPN as the key player in any long-term decisions the 16-member conference will make.

    With conference expansion rumors swirling and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany perhaps looking at several Big East schools to add over the next year, Tagliabue said it makes no sense to wait.

    "I don't think that anyone, not in the Big East, is waiting for the Big Ten," Tagliabue said Wednesday. "We're looking ahead proactively. It starts with ESPN. It starts with listening carefully to all of the university presidents so we have a proper balance between sports and academics."

    Tagliabue spent 17 years as commissioner, shepherding the league into a new era with four new teams, massive TV contracts and labor peace until retiring in 2006. He took on the latest role advising the Big East as a volunteer.

    "My piece is really in the immediate space, how to create value for conferences in this case without sacrificing the other values that universities need to preserve. It's going to be an interesting piece of work," Tagliabue said. "From the Big East perspective, a lot of it will start with discussions with ESPN. Depending on how they go, people would look at other alternatives, but it has to start with ESPN. That's where others have ended up. The SEC ended up there, the ACC ended up there. Beyond that, it's hard to speculate."


  16. Buffoman:

    Garret nice piece on the former NFL commish. While it may not be a situation where we could get the guy to volunteer as did mr. Tagliabue, I heard that one of his former SR. Staffer, who was with the SD Chargers has moved on. Why not get that guy, I believe his name is Steeg, to do the same for the WAC. Seems like these guys like challenges. Contract the guy to do it or better yet, fire Benson and hire Steeg...now, since as Garret stated and I agree, Benson seems to be waiting for the sh_t to hit the fan and then act.


  17. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :) :) :)

    Mouse in da house will make Rolo an even better offensive coach.

    The two don't have to agree on everything, and learning from a master is always good for a young coach like Rolo.


  18. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaikos.


  19. chopsueyboy:

    Top Twenty!
    Good Morning!


  20. whitey:

    Interesting predicament for Coach Mc, what kind of asst coach to hire. I still stick with my preference of an asst coach who can teach, instill discipline on the basic techniques of tackling and blocking. We may team tackle, but our one on one tackling leaves a lot to be desired.


  21. Pomai:

    #16 Buffoman

    Agreed, Benson needs to move on.


  22. whitey:

    another is that we need an asst coach from the texas or florida area to insure that more bases are covered for recruiting. coach dana has the right idea and would like to see the warriors do the same.


  23. postmanke:

    9 - I agree. The reason these young whipper-snapper coaches are doing so well is not only their talent but their undeniable drive. All the successful ones have drive like you would not believe. They take it serious and they don't let up. there is no such thing as slippah fridays on any of the top young coach's programs. Their coordinators dont moonlight as banquet managers. They all share the same tunnel vision, sacrifice for their program, which is why they win and get the top players. It attracts talent. Their stroke meter is always hovering near the top end of the stress scale. You need to be a top shape athlete to coach in todays modern day football.

    Fear Lane Kiffen. As one of the youngest D1 coaches, you would be hard press to find a more dedicated coach. We have "Kiffen" like coaches on the staff. Mac has recognized, have made the adjustments. hope we can keep em...

    change in Manoa is on. JD is setting the tone. There will many more young talent coming to Manoa in the near future. until then, I am going to enjoy watching the Warrior Defense. - 75 percent of our talent is on that side of the ball - players and coaches.


  24. postmanke:

    wonder what the "Mentor" position pays?


  25. Pomai:

    #23 postmanke

    JD needs to start housekeeping in his department. Need to bring in new talent to his team.


  26. Pomai:

    Tennessee vs Michigan softball plays today at 1:30 p.m.(HST), it's on ESPN, it's a good idea to see how your competition plays, Michigan has a good chance to go to the world series to face the girls.

    Then at 5 p.m. Washington takes on Oklahoma on ESPN2. Washington has been the only team that has given Na Wahines fits this season.


  27. bb:

    Where can I get USA Today with the softball team in it? (That is Today and NOT Yesterday).


  28. koakane:

    Good morning 8) one cupa kope den I go


  29. Pomai:

    bb doesn't look like anything in USA today on the Na Wahine's.


  30. sjmacro:

    #27: bb --Link to today--no wait for the paypah--:)

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/softball/2010-05-26-hawaii-road-trip_N.htm


  31. LizKauai (iChrome):

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    I love the way coaches as well as players are being prepared. THanks for this post, ST.

    BELIEVE!


  32. LizKauai (iChrome):

    sjmacro- Eeek. I hope this is a possum statement. I got chills and flashbacks of the Sugar Bowl.

    "Coolen nonetheless has confidence in his players. So assured is Coolen, he says he doesn't even know who is pitching for the Crimson Tide.

    "To be honest, I don't even know who" Kelsi Dunne is, says Coolen of Alabama's ace, who is 29-4 with a 1.89 earned run average. "I have a lot of respect for how (Alabama) plays, but my concern is on my team and our play."


  33. LizKauai (iChrome):

    808Ike- thanks.
    "SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
    Hawai'i enters Tuscaloosa with the most potent lineup in NCAA history. The Rainbow Wahine has slugged more home runs (149) this season than any other squad in a single season. Hawai'i enters the Tuscaloosa Super Regional with a .330 batting average and has out-scored its opponents 469-185 on the year. Leading the way offensively is Melissa Gonzalez and her .411 batting average. Gonzalez has drilled 25 home runs and driven in a team-best 60 runs. Kelly Majam follows with a .403 average and is tied for the NCAA lead with 29 homers and closely follows her teammate with 59 RBI. Eight hitters in the UH lineup have belted 10 or more home runs while five have driven in 50 or more runs. In the circle the team sports a 2.66 ERA and has held opposing hitters to a meager .239 average. Stephanie Ricketts leads the team with a 27-7 record and a 2.35 ERA. Ricketts has struck out 148 in 220 innings and has held opponents to a .227 batting clip. Kaia Parnaby follows with a 2.89 ERA and a 19-6 record. Parnaby has struck out 179 in 152 1/3 innings and has held opponents to a .246 average."

    http://www.rolltide.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/052710aaa.html


  34. Pomai:

    LizK I don't think so, he is so concentrated on the girls he kind of blocks everything else out. Is this a good way to coach, I don't know but it seems to work for him and the girls.


  35. Slugger:

    Good morning, Tsaiko-world!


  36. Pomai:

    IMHO the person who is going to make or brake Na Wahines is Ricketts, she needs to bring her "AAA+" game to this series, she can not afford to be giving up any walks also needs to get ahead on the count and then finish them off. It puts alot of pressure on her but I feel that is where the win will come, pitching.


  37. Kekoa:

    Hiya Slugger!

    Just checkin' in before I gotta check out!

    Tanks for the Softbow post toasties Liz/808ike/sj/pomai. You may take the rest of the day off!


  38. labrat:

    Ricketts needs to start off strong and keep the Bama lead off batter off the bases.


  39. Slugger:

    Hi, Kekoa! Give Pops a (((HUG))) for us!

    Ricketts does need to maintain her focus. Believe in herself and her teammates to back her up. When she falls behind in the count, you can see her lose it sometimes. Focus!

    GO BOWS today!

    GO WAHINE!!!


  40. Bulla:

    GO WAHINE


  41. NorthShoreFan:

    Pressure packed situation for Ricketts but Kaia will have to step up too. This is a totally great situation the team can be in. It will give them a good look at the "upper" tier of competition. Till now they have met the challenge and I see no reason for them to not meet this one. One game at a time this week.
    Alabama has been really gracious not only to the Wahine but also to the football team the last time. I hear our Warrior fans who traveled there were really comfortable.
    Anyhoo....GO WAHINES!


  42. Stephen Tsai:

    Post Manke:
    That's actually a pretty good question.
    I know that Ron Lee took a pay adjustment: it was lower than what he earned as a coordinator, but higher than what a usual is paid. Do you pay the next guy what Lee is currently earning, or what a regular coach would earn.
    By the way, I would encourage everyone interested in coaching to apply. Hey, can't hurt? And at least you'll get your resume into the UH system.


  43. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm glad the Rainbows played Texas Tech (and, previously, some SEC schools). It's a different game, with all of the slap hitters. UH should be ready.


  44. papajoe2:

    checked out the tv sports schedule today in the HA and noticed the the MWC has their baseball tournament on CSTV. I wonder how come the WAC doesn't have their tournament on Fox or Versus, etc? They have a former NCAA Div 1 national champion. Could have drawn interest. Benson??


  45. Maverick:

    We had the official Johnny Bench throwback net as kids. with a simple red square in the middle of hte net.

    hit the square, which was the strike zone, and vio'la, the ball came back.

    Don't hit the strike zone, you were running after the ball.


  46. BigIslandkurt:

    Hey ST.......kind of a different topic.....but whatever happened to those photos of the new football office you was gonna post? :)

    BIK


  47. duffer (iPhone):

    Well gotta go collect empty cans and bottles and take it to the redemption center. Anticipating alot of

    CHA CHINGS

    tomorrow. Go WAHINE!!!!


  48. duffer (iPhone):

    I think al is right in that Kaia has to be ready. She is a very important wheel in this well oiled machine. If by chance they play a doubleheader she has to come out firing!


  49. Pomai:

    al and duffer, I was going to post something about that but got distracted, you both hit the nail on the head, she needs to be in the game mentaly from the start, what bothers me is that she hasn't pitched a game in a long long time, and we all know it's night and day when throwing in practice.

    The other thing is what ST mentioned above, the tide is slap happy, this also puts pressure on Ricketts as she is not the best fielder, not to bad when the ball is hit to her, but if it is a grounder she has a hard time with them, as miki says she can't bend over, so the rest of the infield has to be on their toes, and Traci has to remember to cover first base.

    They all need to be playing their A game.


  50. Old School Dave:

    I wonder if a major push to raise funds and upgrade the football program is possible from this community? Given the fact that football is the driving force that funds other non-income sports. Something along the lines of other mid-majors that have excelled such as Rutgers, South Florida, Utah, etc.


  51. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos...

    GO WAHINE!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

    Liz K...I actually think Coach Coolen is doing the right thing. First things first...you need to take care of what you can control and that is how your team plays. You can't control how the other team plays. You need to make adjustments and plan for the other team but the focus needs to be on your own team and worrying about what your strengths and weaknesses are...not whether the other team is good or not....although you do think about that the main focus needs to be on yourselves...which I think Coach Coolen is trying to impress...No disrespect to Bama which has an awesome lineup as well.


  52. NorthShoreFan:

    Papajoe2...Baseball...what does the MWC have in baseball that the WAC can't match or be superior?...tv contract?...like you said...Hey Benson..you home?


  53. Pomai:

    (J)J but not good enough. Go Na Wahine


  54. Pomai:

    NSF dats da problem he is = BSU............................


  55. A-House:

    Wahine batters need to stay focused and not chase the "high" risers as they did against Lawrie of Washington. Easier said then done, I'm sure, but--------. On all the 2 and 2 or 3 and 2 counts, Lawrie threw the "high" riser and batters were chasing, striking out!!!

    If they do, Hawaii will lose to Alabama.


  56. papajoe2:

    #52 NSF, #54 Pomai, that's right. BSU doesn't have a baseball program. hmmm.... even if we don't make any money from a minor cable TV network, the exposure would be good for the WAC. didn't at one time (Murakami days?) our baseball program made UH money? exposure will bring in recruits. superior recruits and good coaching will make a winning program. a winning program will put bodies in the seats. putting bodies in the seats will make UH money and perhaps other WAC programs too. elementary, dear benson.


  57. A-House:

    Off topic, but relevant.

    Editorial page of the Advertiser included an article which the author said 70% of Americans supported Arizona's new "immigration" law.

    I find that hard to believe and curious as to where he got this information. I suppose if you are not colored, it's easier to accept as no right minded cop would stop you and ask for proof of citizenship. Now, is this "racial" profiling? Everybody esle, look out!!!

    I also find it interesting that the "Tea Party" activists are not howling for the Federal Govt to butt out of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as their basic platform in State's rights - no government intervention - and let Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Lousiana, and Texas protect their own shores from all the oil. Save a lot of Fed $$$!

    Hope the UH baseball team brought support papers as they are playing in Tucson, AZ.


  58. haka:

    The bottom line is to go out there and just, "PLAY BALL!.....WAHINE BALL!"

    At this level you just have to play your game.

    The Wahine know what they have to do.

    There will be fielding errors, there will be strikeouts, there will be bad pitches and so on...it's part of the game and yes, you'd like to keep it all to a minimum, but they know that they just have to relax and play their game and good things will happen. No need for extra swing thoughts or pitching adjustments to enter the mind at this stage...just one pitch and clear.

    IMO :)


  59. d1島:

    A-house,

    The federal gov't. is needed to clean up the mess it mandated by forcing the drilling a mile + off-shore and a mile + deep....


  60. Kazz ($100.00):

    ST,

    You've known Bob Coolen a LONG time. What do you think about this statement he made in the press conference:

    Hawaii coach Bob Coolen: “I don’t scout much. I watch games on TV. I don’t ask for scouting reports. I don’t think it’s ethical.”

    He also admitted he didn't know the name of Bama's ACE until today.


  61. LizKauai (iChrome):

    #51 - yeahbut... JJ went up against UGA "doing what we do"... and I'm getting chills now worrying about the Softbows being unprepared for the famous riser.

    Killing Colt Brennan was enough dee for UGA.

    Chilling the Wahine bats with a riser seems to me a defense that can be planned for in advance.

    Just sayin.
    I ain't no coach...

    just a fan.

    GO SOFTBOWS!!!


  62. Watch Godgifu:

    A-HOUSE re:57 The pride and joy of the Tea Party (former VP candidate) had as her mantra "Drill, Baby, Drill".

    I don't think it has changed any - despite the Gulf debacle.

    You know that they now have a car that can run on water?
    Of course the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico!


  63. Kazz ($100.00):

    LizK,

    No can have flashbacks of the Sugar Bowl.

    Coach Coolen has a contract and isn't going anywhere so he can focus on getting his ladies to play softball.


  64. Kazz ($100.00):

    LizK,

    That's how Coolen has done everything all season long and in previous season.

    In chatting with someone with fastpitch softball coaching experience, this individual sees what Coolen is doing and didn't want to rely too much on scouting for preparation. Too many variables and too much of a chance to "psyche" your players out.

    I posed a question to ST just now about Coolen thinking or saying he thought it was "un ethical".

    But anyway, Coolen, by all accounts has been keeping everything as routine as possible. Yesterday I believe he tossed his "usual" 400 pitches to his players in batting practice.


  65. labrat:

    I hope Mack picks up an assistant who can also recruit.


  66. labrat:

    Go Wahine.

    Roll Over the Tide.

    Have no mercy.


  67. labrat:

    Go Wahine.

    Roll Over the Tide.

    Have no mercy.


  68. LizKauai (iChrome):

    Kazz. I BELIEVE! :lol:


  69. Kazz ($100.00):

    A quote from this individual I was sharing a conversation with in regards to scouting teams in fastpitch softball:

    I hated to chart teams...You can't really tell what they can and can't hit because they're hitting off another pitcher that may have totally different stuff than your kid. You can't really tell what they're pitcher is going to do until you see what kind of zone the ump has....


  70. d1島:

    GO BASEBOWS!


  71. d1島:

    :-D


  72. NorthShoreFan:

    Kazz...agree with the statement. Me thibnks Bama will not try to challenge our hitters too much but will try to go after the "second" group. The ones with 10 or less hr's. The "first" group will not bet too much down the middle stuff and will see a lot of change and risers. Then again the Wahine is good at picking their pitches and will make it "very interesting". Plate discipline, good fielding, good pitching...


  73. jm2375:

    Howzit!!

    GO BASEBOWS!!
    LiveStats from the UH website isn't working for me right now. Please keep us updated.

    GO WAHINE!!
    I'll have to rely on blog updates for the game tomorrow, since I'll be at work, where live streaming, etc isn't allowed.

    sorta off-topic, but hubby went to a Phillies game last week. Ticket was $24 for a nosebleed heaven seat. :twisted:


  74. troll:

    I see that Ashley's joining the staff as a student manager.

    My question is: What does a student manager do? What responsibilities does he have? Can he serve in the capacity as a coach?

    al? slugger?


  75. homey:

    Just like football, it's good to see the many baseball/softball coaches and players we have here on the blog to help me better understand the game.

    Go Wahine!


  76. jm2375:

    OK, LiveStats finally working.
    GO BOWS!


  77. d1島:

    jmxxxx,

    BaseBows scored 1 in the top of first; Wong brought in by Van Doornum.

    Aggies have answered with 2 runs on 3 straight hits so far in the btm...2 outs


  78. LizKauai (iChrome):

    Good point about the blue zone. The Stanford announcer called pitches very differently than the ump more than a few times.

    2-1 NMSU


  79. homey:

    ..and

    Hi Leila and Faye!


  80. LizKauai (iChrome):

    I found ST's comment about Jason Rivers very interesting too... :cool:


  81. LizKauai (iChrome):

    hi xs!


  82. d1島:

    :evil:


  83. d1島:

    Good Luck Erika Buder-Nakasone !


  84. d1島:

    Would the smart board work for NCAA Football or Madden, too?


  85. d1島:

    I like the "Charley Brown" shirt better....


  86. d1島:

    Hi homey!

    U KKall-ing?


  87. d1島:

    hit hit


  88. d1島:

    HIT! :-)


  89. homey:

    pssst, a riser doesn't actually rise.

    Hey mLiz!


  90. LizKauai (iChrome):

    wild pitch

    UH on 2nd and 3rd...

    3-2 on McDonald's single


  91. LizKauai (iChrome):

    sac bunt. runner on 2nd
    Colton is up.


  92. homey:

    d1 - Am I on the VIP list?


  93. LizKauai (iChrome):

    Colton intentionally walked.


  94. LizKauai (iChrome):

    stranded.


  95. d1島:

    homey,

    Use my name at the door! ;-)


  96. d1島:

    LizK,

    You stranded on Kauai? No way!


  97. homey:

    And what name is that?


  98. Old School Dave:

    #23 postmanke: Good points. While I appreciate what Ron Lee has done for the program, he's also been working as a manager at one of the Waikiki Showrooms for a long time, and also (Coach Mac mentioned this) owns a restaurant (which one, I don't know)? He's always had a lot on his plate, not to mention health issues. Hopefully, he can take it easy more now.

    Younger coaches today, as you mentioned, have unbelievable drive and dedication to their work (16 hour work days, , watching and breaking down film, coming up with new adjustments and schemes, personnel evaluation and necessary changes, etc. Sometimes sleeping in their offices. Takes a ton of energy and time with the pressure and competitiveness of D-I football. Comes a time when the older coaches need realize that it's time to step aside.


  99. ai-eee-soos:

    ... off topic ...

    The third-ranked Hawai'i Pacific University softball team got a strong outing from first team All-American pitcher Sherise Musquiz, who worked a complete-game three-hitter, to beat No. 7 Wayne State (Mich.) 3-1 Thursday at the NCAA Division II Softball World Series.

    Go, HPU Ladies !!!

    Go, Wahine SoftBows !!!

    Go, BaseBows !!!


  100. LizKauai (iChrome):

    GO, HPU!!!

    3-3 Basebows


  101. NorthShoreFan:

    Seems to me the 808 is well represented in the field of athlethics.

    Lets see...
    Pro Baseball...Kurt Suzuki, Shane Victrino, Kanekoa Texeira, Brandon League, etc...
    Pro Soccer...Brian Ching...Robyn Ah Mow etc...
    Pro Boxing....Brian Villoria
    MMA....BJ Penn etc...
    College Baseball....BaseBows
    College Softball...Na Wahine
    Track and Field...Tennis....
    Missing more atheltes but the 808 does pretty well huh?


  102. NorthShoreFan:

    Golf..Spencer...Michelle, Tad..Dean..


  103. Derek:

    If the Wahine win tomorrow you could say the headline could read "Sweet Okole" or maybe "Kick Okole". The key will be if Hawaii can hit Dunne effectively. If the Wahine can then Hawaii has a great chance. If not, it will be tough. I figure UH has to score at least 7 runs.

    Prediction: UH - 7, Alabama - 5


  104. LizKauai (iChrome):

    7-3 Bows!


  105. d1島:

    8-3....try to keep up

    :lol:


  106. jm2375:

    8-3 Bows Top of 4th! NaMaSU's 1st reliever last 1/3 of an inning. :lol: NaMaSU with 4 errors.


  107. LizKauai (iChrome):

    8-3 in the 4th


  108. jm2375:

    9-3 middle of 4th!


  109. Slugger:

    Kolten is freakin' 'em out!


  110. Slugger:

    E5, Kolten scores from 2nd! 10-4


  111. Kazz ($100.00):

    In the fall, Wahine softball SHOULD play HPU instead of Chaminade.


  112. Slugger:

    troll,

    #74, the only Team Manager who I've recognized at practice is Sean Branick who works with the kickers. Other than that, you'll have to "ask the Coach". I just watch ...


  113. Garret:

    Pretty detailed profile on John Estes from this Jacksonville Jaguars site, giving background on Estes and discussing why he was not drafted.

    Back in February, March and early-April, when mock drafters were in a frenzy, many thought that John Estes would be a late round pick. There were also quite a few who thought that the Jaguars could be a potential landing spot for the Hawaii center. Instead he watched 7 rounds go by without his name called. Although that may have been a blessing in disguise as he got the opportunity to choose to go to Jacksonville where he may have an opportunity to compete.

    What this all boils down to is uncertainty at the center position with no clear replacement for Meester in place. For these reasons, Estes will have a legitimate opportunity to prove himself in training camp as worthy of a roster spot

    After redshirting in 2005, Estes started every game for the following four years setting the NCAA record for consecutive starts at 54. Not only did he start every game, he played in every single snap of those 54 games. 3,618 snaps without once coming off the field. In his final three years as a Warrior, he earned 1st team All-WAC honors becoming only the 5th Hawaii player to do so, the last being Miami receiver Davone Bess.


  114. Garret:

    In a pass happy offense, Estes allowed only 8.5 sacks and 6 pressures over a span of 2,337 pass plays in his 4 year career. Why, then, would an experienced, polished and durable center like Estes watch 255 players get picked instead of him en route to undrafted free agency?

    There are questions as to how well his play will translate to the next level. He's doesn't have great size at 6'2, 302. He doesn't have great speed at a 5.35 40 time. He doesn't have great strength at 25 bench reps. In fact, he's not particularly great at anything and whether or not he'll be able to handle the jump in athleticism from the WAC to the NFL remains to be seen.

    Another factor in Estes's falling draft stock was the poor play from former Warrior centers in the NFL before him. Samson Satele projected very similarly to the way Estes did and was drafted by Miami in the 2nd round in 2007. After two seasons he was traded away to Oakland for a 6th rounder and a swap of 4th rounders. Whether or not Estes can break that mold will have to be seen in training camp and preseason, but with turmoil on the interior line of the Jaguars he will get a fair shot.


  115. Garret:

    I don't think this was posted earlier today...the Idaho Statesman used a Freedom of Information request and found that no *official* correspondence has taken place between BSU and the MWC. That isn't surprising because the only time things would be "official" is when they would formally invite BSU.

    Boise State said Thursday that neither president Bob Kustra nor athletic director Gene Bleymaier have a record of correspondence with the Mountain West Conference or its member institutions concerning the possibility of Boise State joining the league.

    The statement came in response to a Freedom of Information request filed with the school by the Idaho Statesman on May 18.


  116. Garret:

    Nice breakdown of the BCS bowl money to each conference over the past 6 years. The WAC got $74.3 million less than the Pac-10, which comes out to a little more than $1 million per school per year.

    Here is Tony’s breakdown on BCS money since 2004:

    Big Ten: $128.2 million

    SEC: $123.6 million

    Big 12: $119.1 million

    Pac 10: $105.6 million

    ACC: $105.6 million

    Big East: $105.6 million

    Mountain West: $42.4 million

    WAC: $31.3 million

    C-USA: $12.6 million

    MAC: $9.7 million

    Sun Belt: $8.2 million

    Note: Notre Dame earned about $23 million in this same time period.


  117. Slugger:

    Alex Capaul, settle down!


  118. LizKauai (iChrome):

    http://channelsurfing.net/watch-ncaa-college-sports.php?w=1
    BaseBows


  119. Garret:

    Article about how the Pac-10 doesn't seem to want Utah and Colorado anymore...they want Texas and Texas A&M. It is interesting that this article notes that if the Pac-10 expands they will expand by 2 teams, but they might not expand if they do not get Texas and Texas A&M.

    Here's another take on that same meeting from The Oregonian, quoting Scott as saying that if there is expansion of the Pac-10, it will be two teams. The latest rumblings on expansion seem to be that the two teams the Pac-10 is most interested in are Texas and Texas A&M (a Utah-Colorado duo is not thought to bring enough financially to make it worth it) but that nothing is likely to happen until the Big 10 makes its move, potentially inviting Nebraska and Missouri, at which point dominoes will start to fall. If that happens and Nebraska bolts, then Texas might be amenable to moving to the Pac-10 (and A&M is thought likely to follow whatever Texas does).


  120. Garret:

    Another article stating that the markets for Colorado and Utah may not be big enough for the Pac-10 to make more money for each school. If that is the case, Hawaii's market also too small for the Pac-10 even if travel costs are not considered.

    This brings us back to Texas. Utah is a decent choice to join the league, Colorado would be a good fit, and the league should pursue either or both. But there's a reason Texas is reportedly being targeted by the Big Ten -- and why Austin should be Scott's first stop (and also, why he should keep visiting).

    We're talking about one of the nation's premier athletic programs, and a bona fide cash cow (for the 2008-09 school year, Texas brought in $138 million in revenue, with profits of $25 million; the football program generated profits of nearly $60 million). Start with the TV markets -- Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and, of course, Austin -- but don't forget the Longhorns are also a national draw (in the Pac-10, only USC turns on as many TV sets). It's hard to define that value, but it's big.

    Although the expansion discussion is driven by football, Pac-10 presidents will have to consider the increased costs to the rest of their athletic programs, things like flights for the volleyball and swimming teams. But more importantly, there's the prospect of slicing the pie 12 ways instead of 10.

    Otherwise, it might be better to stand pat. By adding Utah (and BYU, if it's a package deal) and/or Colorado, the Pac-10 would get good, competitive athletic programs and fairly large TV markets (Salt Lake City is No. 31, Denver is No. 16, according to Nielsen Media Research). But the Seattle Times' Bud Withers wrote this week of a conversation with a Pac-10 source who said a previous cost-benefit analysis showed adding the pair "didn't really do much." And remember, the goal isn't to elevate the new members, but the conference.

    In the last few days, several well-connected Pac-10 insiders I spoke with were skeptical that expansion would occur, partly because of the conference's cautious predisposition, mostly because of the lack of viable (read: valuable) candidates.


  121. d1島:

    Note: Notre Dame earned about $23 million in this same time period.

    :shock:
    Wow! Imagine if they were good?!?!?


  122. Garret:

    Can the Pac-10 corral the Longhorns? Probably not, but it's worth a try. Without Texas, expansion might not be worth the effort.


  123. Slugger:

    ... and just like that, it's 10-7 ... yikes!


  124. Garret:

    d1shima,

    Under the revised BCS contract, Notre Dame gets $1 million from the BCS when they do not make a BCS bowl and $4.5 million when they do make a BCS bowl. They used to make $14 million when they make a BCS bowl and $0 otherwise.

    Notre Dame played in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and the 2007 Sugar Bowl (the year before UH played in that game). So, they actually had 2 BCS bowl games during that period. They got $14 million for the 2006 Fiesta bowl, $4.5 million from the 2007 Sugar Bowl (UH actually got more money than that for the 2008 Sugar Bowl since they got $4.5 million+the other guaranteed money split by the non-AQ conferences), and $1 million the other years.

    UH and all other non-AQ schools actually get more money than Notre Dame when they make a BCS bowl. The $1 million that Notre Dame gets from the BCS when they do not make a BCS bowl is about 1/2 to 1/4 what a non-AQ conference gets when none of their teams make a BCS bowl.


  125. d1島:

    The $1 million that Notre Dame gets from the BCS when they do not make a BCS bowl is about 1/2 to 1/4 what a non-AQ conference gets when none of their teams make a BCS bowl.

    2 to 4 times divided by 8 to 12 teams.....

    ....I wish I were a rocket scientist.


  126. d1島:

    C'mon BaseBows....find a pitcher!


  127. (Jesse) James:

    Good afternoon Tsaikos...Hey, wouldn't a better room number for a bathroom be 5-4-4....think Japanese counting....MWAHAHAHHAHA


  128. Kekoa:

    NorthShoreFan:

    May 27th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Seems to me the 808 is well represented in the field of athlethics.

    Lets see...
    Pro Baseball...Kurt Suzuki, Shane Victrino, Kanekoa Texeira, Brandon League, etc...
    Pro Soccer...Brian Ching...Robyn Ah Mow etc...
    Pro Boxing....Brian Villoria
    MMA....BJ Penn etc...
    College Baseball....BaseBows
    College Softball...Na Wahine
    Track and Field...Tennis....

    Missing more atheltes but the 808 does pretty well huh?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Sorry NSF...Brian was cut from the roster. He had too much heart. They wanted somebody who was 'heartless.'


  129. Kekoa:

    James (Jesse) ~ Go to the head of the class.


  130. Slugger:

    Alright, Colin! Double to bring in 2 runs. 12-7 UH


  131. Slugger:

    13-7 RBI for Montplasir


  132. Slugger:

    Montplaisir, sorry for sp.


  133. chopsueyboy:

    friend that blogs at Honolulu Advertiser just got the word she will not be included with Star-Advertiser. Any updates with Warrior Beat?


  134. NorthShoreFan:

    hey..U guys wen check out Sean's website?...da guy is one fantstice artist!..portraits and oter kinds of art...dude is talented!


  135. Slugger:

    NSF,

    Yes, I looked at his website at the beginning of the season. Talented kid!


  136. NorthShoreFan:

    chopsueyboy...who?


  137. d1島:

    3 more outs....

    Ah, what da heck? Pile on a few more runs in the :evil: time!


  138. NorthShoreFan:

    wonder how much he charges for a potrait..


  139. NorthShoreFan:

    He got a job not matter what...


  140. papajoe2:

    Kekoa, NSF, Brian Ching is still a very well paid soccer player in the USA's Major League Soccer League playing for the Houstan Dynamo. He go cut for the final roster of the USA World Cup team. also Robin is a volleyball player that is also doing very well. NSF i'm suprised that you missed Natasha Kai from Kahuku. She may be injured now, i'm not sure, but was also on the USA women's team.


  141. NorthShoreFan:

    Das right Natasha...her relative used to work with me..and from my side of the isle too!....ahhhhhh!


  142. chopsueyboy:

    Real Life 101
    Kelli Miura


  143. Garret:

    d1shima,

    Yes, Notre Dame gets more than the average non-AQ team when neither school (and none of the schools in the non-AQ school's conference) make it into a BCS bowl. However, do you think that the bottom half of the Sun Belt or MAC is worth more than Notre Dame to the BCS?

    Last year, the non-AQ conferences got $23.5 million and Notre Dame got $1 million. The WAC and MWC averaged more per school than what Notre Dame got, the MAC, Sun Belt, and C-USA averaged less. The teams that made the BCS bowls made a *lot* more than Notre Dame. All in all, I figure that was pretty fair.

    However, with Notre Dame really is a bad negotiating position now due to their poor on-field performance, if they do not do well this season then they might get much less money in the next BCS deal. Going from $14 million (which was the BCS payment to each AQ conference back then for having their conference champion making a BCS bowl) to $4.5 million for making a BCS bowl (which is less than what non-AQ teams get for making a BCS bowl) shows a big drop for Notre Dame.


  144. NorthShoreFan:

    Aha....so many talented people...I hope they all find something to suit their talents..


  145. papajoe2:

    ST, Leila,
    Natasha, hasn't been heard from for awhile. I think she got injured but that was awhile ago. Is she still playing? I know there is a women's professional soccer league. i don't know if Natasha is currently playing in that league or if there are other players from Hawaii playing in the women's league or the MLS. do you know any of these answers?


  146. NorthShoreFan:

    1 down


  147. NorthShoreFan:

    2 down


  148. Garret:

    Someone asked what were the limits for what student managers (like Ashley Lelie will be this season) can do. According to the NCAA website, it looks like people in Lelie's category "may not provide skill instruction to student-athletes" (page 8 of this document). This is because each team is limited to a certain number of coaches...otherwise, Alabama and Florida would have 20 "managers" who would provide instruction to their players.

    So, if Lelie showed a UH player how to run a route...that would be an NCAA violation.


  149. papajoe2:

    Garret, I don't recall that Notre Dame is the only non D1 team not in a conference. Wasn't there another team like South Florida, or Central Florida? If so, do they get the same amount as Notre Dame from the BCS being that they are not in a conference? Do they get anything at all? Can you explain please?


  150. NorthShoreFan:

    Ahhhh...2 down.... 2 on...


  151. d1島:

    Yes! :-)


  152. NorthShoreFan:

    Cheeeeehooooo! 13-7 Bows!.......final


  153. Slugger:

    Hurrah for the BaseBOWS!


  154. d1島:

    Garret,

    No. Why do you ask?


  155. mctruck:

    Garrett, ur#148.....

    wow!, so what's the purpose of bringing Lelie on board as a student manager??, poho, eh?, and on top of that it's like flirting with danger/fire??...that's my take on it.


  156. d1島:

    mctruck,

    As a WR, if I see he's standing on the sideline laughing after my rep, I'd take a hint. ;-)


  157. mctruck:

    yeh....good thing get text messaging, no???...O-sorry, another violation!!


  158. troll:

    #148, #155

    I knew it.


  159. d1島:

    ...OTOH, if he HI-5-ing erryboddy! :-D


  160. 808ike:

    Way to go bb team.


  161. 808ike:

    Pomai #36,

    Agree with you on Ricketts. Think she will be the key to winning.


  162. Garret:

    papajoe2,

    Central Florida and South Florida are in conferences. The other independent teams are Navy and Army and they signed agreements with *other* bowls so they cannot go to a BCS bowl...and they get nothing from the BCS bowl payments.


  163. chawan_cut:

    did anyone answer ST's challenge to find the Happy and You Know It dance routine?


  164. Garret:

    mctruck,

    Lelie can attend practices and then talk with the coaches during their meetings. However, if he gives any advice to the players about their on-the-field performance, that would be a violation. He could advise them about how to handle road trips or how to prepare for the NFL draft.

    Greg Salas will be one of UH's best NFL prospects after the season. Lelie could definitely tell him things such as how to prepare for meetings with NFL teams, what the NFL scouts will be looking for, etc. There is a fine line there because if he tells Salas that he's cutting off a route too quickly or is turning his hips wrong...those are NCAA violations.

    It may be that nobody notices a brief conversations with some advice and words of encouragement, or the NCAA wouldn't care about a harmless 10-second conversation. However, too many of those and the NCAA *will* care. In the recent past under this coaching staff there may have been student managers wearing headsets and talking with the booth during games...that is fine, but I always worried about that because if the manager then talked with a player (everyone in the stadium including the media can see what is going on), that could be considered crossing a line.

    The big problem is that UH has been one coach short on offense, with so many more coaches on defense. When Ron Lee was in the booth, UH had no WR coach on the sidelines. Mouse and Brian Smith will probably be in the booth this season, which means that Gordy Shaw will instruct the OL and Rolo will instruct the QBs. Who helps the WRs and RBs on the sidelines?


  165. Slugger:

    Watching Keilani Ricketts on ESPN2.


  166. Garret:

    At least this year UH has Inoke as a GA, so he can provide another coach on the sidelines to help instruct the RBs or WRs. Didn't UH have their GAs on the defensive side before that?


  167. Garret:

    Nice benefit on Maui this week.

    Work continues on the new track and field at Lahainaluna High School. Scheduled to be completed in June, the project is the first phase of a planned multi-purpose sports and events stadium at the school.

    "Fire Up Da Imu," now in its third year, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, on Boarders’ Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment by the school’s band and cheer squads, great music, a Keiki Fun Zone and food by Cool Cat Cafe.

    Joining the celebration (through the efforts of Times Supermarket) will be Jesse Sapolu, former San Francisco 49er, Farrington High and University of Hawaii graduate, two-time Pro Bowl standout and owner of four Super Bowl rings.

    Neil Everett, ESPN television and radio personality, will call the play-by-play with Walter Chihara between the Lunas and the Kalaheo Mustangs.


  168. Slugger:

    Oklahoma is hitting HRs off D. Lawrie. (4 HR in this game) Sooo, we can do that off 'Bama's ace pitcher...


  169. Garret:

    That will be in August, not this week...


  170. Slugger:

    5th HR hit off Lawrie...see the ball, hit the ball. Wahine can do that too in Tuscaloosa.

    GO WAHINE!!!


  171. Ralph:

    number 14 Tennessee beat number 2 Michigan 5-0. Bottom 5, #14 Oklahoma leading #3 Washington 6-0 with 5 homers. Tomorrow, #16 Hawaii will beat #1 Alabama, hang loose, hit the ball hard.


  172. Ralph:

    Alabama's Dunne throws in the 62-64 range, lots of strikes, good location, has over 300+ K for the season, and her off speed stuff makes her rise look faster. Ricketts throws harder, but she has to have better control and location and trust her off speed stuff.


  173. al:

    oh oh. somebody tell mack about what lelie can and cannot do. he said on both the chat and leahyX2 that lelie would be coaching the wr's.

    oh oh. somebody spilled the beans.


  174. Kekoa:

    papajoe2 ~ Yes, Brian Ching is still a Major League Soccer player and was cut from the USA World Cup Squad. Poor guy really did want to play in the World Cup competition. Who wouldn't, right?

    NSF ~ I know what you mean about the Hawaii athletes representing the 808 in Grand Style. You name the sport...we've got a youngster in there making us all proud!


  175. Slugger:

    al,

    Send Coach Mac an email...


  176. Kazz ($100.00):

    #16 RAINBOW WAHINE
    VS
    #1 ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

    "THE PREVIEW"

    So… where do I begin?

    The word is out and everyone knows what Alabama brings to the table here so I won't have to write too much. Pitching, running, and hitting.. That's all right?

    Offensively the Tide come out with Kayla Brand who is hitting a Rainbow Wahine-like figure of .506, slugging at .652, 3 homers on the season, 32 RBI, but here's her deal.. STEALING. Brand is 43-48 on stolen bases to attempts. Her teammates Jennifer Fenton stole 27 of 28, Jazlyn Lanceford stole 21-26 with 10 homers, Whitney Larsen is hitting .317 with 14 homers on the season, and Charlotte Morgan is batting .347, slugging .762 with 16 homers.

    Yup, they can slap and hit. Small ball seems like such a big deal to the SEC so it's fitting that the Tide have 134 stolen bases out of 156 attempts. No doubt Katie Grimes will be VERY busy this weekend and Jessica Iwata will have her work cut out for her as well.

    In the circle, none other than Kelsie Dunne and her impressive 332 strike outs on the season feeds her ERA of 1.89. Opponents this season have hit .206 as a team against Alabama and have knocked out only 37 homers against the Tide.

    It's CLEAR what has to be done. Pitch and support Ricketts and Parnaby as best as we can on defense. This appears to be the only thing separating the Wahine and the Tide and is the difference between winning and losing.

    At this point, it's hard to deny what our offense can do, but at the same time, we've NEVER seen a team that can run and hit the way Alabama can. CAL was the last serious running threat, BUT they lacked the long ball this season. Washington was the last team we saw with a world class pitcher, but this was very early in the season where our hitting prowess wasn't known and the crowds at Manoa were quite thin.

    A LOT has changed since we saw teams, let alone ONE team presenting all these challenges to us all at once, however, in my opinion ONE thing remains the same. Stephanie Ricketts and/or Kaia Parnaby will be the difference in winning or losing along with our infield performance. Repetition is great down the stretch and if our pitching can hold us close if our batters aren't able to "figure out " Dunne in the first 3 innings, we CAN still steal a game to start this Super Regional.

    Play our game and we win? If I may add to that, I say, "play like how we've been playing and we'll win".

    PREDICTION:

    A softball game will be played tomorrow. :cool:

    It should be noted, that according to some power rankings complied on PC, that the Tide are ranked lower than their #1 seed and the Wahine are ranked higher than their #16 seed.


  177. 808ike:

    Did some research on some stats because some #s stood out.
    This may verify Pomai #36 statement.

    96%-98% of runs scored is by base hit (reasonable guessing). The other
    2%-4% are by WP, Walk, Error and etc. With that in mind, came up with
    some interesting stats. These stats are in general situations so there is a
    2-4 percentage error.

    Runners in scoring position (RISP), second base, third base or both,this
    is the % a team will score.

    Alabama...................92.7%
    UH.............................86.1%
    Other.........................84.6%

    The top 6 ranked team (Wash., UCLA, Ariz., Flor., & Mich.) except Bama
    are the Other.

    When a batter gets on base, this is the % she will score by any means.

    Alabama.................50.3%
    UH...........................42.9%
    Other......... 47.7%

    Pac 10 and SEC are the dominant conferences. Did the same thing
    with the schools of these conferences that did not qualify for the NCAA
    softball tournament. Vanderbilt is excluded because they do not have
    a softball team.

    48.7% & 32.5% respectively.

    What got me started was Alabama's runs to hits ratio. Bama scored
    almost as many runs as they had hits.

    Conclusion: KEEP BAMA OFF THE BASES. It starts with the pitcher.


  178. Kazz ($100.00):

    808ike,

    I think we'll have to cover our bases a LOT quicker and cleaner than we have all season long.

    Katie Grimes has the arm and the softball IQ to get it out there quickly, the rest of her infield needs to be ready.


  179. Slugger:

    I'm going to Club Genji for lunch to watch the Wahine tomorrow.

    Their lunch menu:
    http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/genji.html

    GO WAHINE!!!


  180. 808ike:

    Flores for Oklahoma, 3 at bats, 3 hits, 3 HRs.


  181. Pomai:

    Watched both games, tenn vs mich and wash vs ok. without a doubt we can beat anyone of these teams, granted we have to play our A game but we have shown in the past that we can. It starts with pitching.


  182. Kazz ($100.00):

    We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. ... We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.

    --Crystl Bustos, third base, Team USA


  183. Kazz ($100.00):

    I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.

    --Lisa Fernandez, pitcher, Team USA


  184. Kazz ($100.00):

    Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

    --unknown


  185. Kazz ($100.00):

    My responsibility for my team is to make them play for the team on the front of the jersey not the back.

    --Unknown


  186. Kazz ($100.00):

    You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

    -- Michael Phelps


  187. Kazz ($100.00):

    Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

    -- Arthur Ashe


  188. Wahine In Bama:

    Our coach Coolen kept telling us all week that we should relax and play the game the way we've been playing all our lives. Coach said to simply do exactly what we've been doing to get ourselves to Tuscaloosa. Coach Coolen said to simply play softball and to let him and the coaches worry about the minor adjustments that need to be made. He said we shouldn't worry about anything but to just have fun.

    Now, after reading the messages on this blog I'm getting really nervous. I mean my coaches' say to relax, but the posters on the blog said that there's pressure on us, and we need to be more focused, and we need to worry about the opposing pitcher. The bloggers keep reminding us that Alabama is the best in the country, and if we don't focus and concentrate and relax then we will get blown out like the football team in the Sugar Bowl. The bloggers keep trying to remind us that the Tide are slap hitters and that the pitcher is un-hittable.

    I'm going to print out everything from today's and yesterday's blog and show it too coach Coolen so that he doesn't screw up and do the wrong things. Can you imagine that he told us to simply relax and play our own game? He said that we're good enough to play against anybody? I can't believe that he would lie to us like that. I mean hey coach, their the number one team in the country, hellooo? What are we going to do different? Be more serious before the game? Wear more ti leaves in our shoe? change the lineup? Maybe we should start slap-hitting? Maybe steal more bases?

    Relax and play our own game? We're already good enough? Come on coach, you can do better than that? Okay now I'm really nervous. These are only the biggest games of my entire life. I'll never play games that are this important again. Okay that's it, I'm going to try harder and play harder than I have ever played before. That's right, try hard, play hard, try hard, play hard, try hard, play hard.

    Thanks fellow bloggers, thanks for all of the tips. Keep them coming, and I'll show them to coach Coolen.


  189. Kazz ($100.00):

    The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't.

    -- Todd Blackledge


  190. Kazz ($100.00):

    The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

    -- Vince Lombardi


  191. Kazz ($100.00):

    I really shouldn't be doing this while driving! :lol:


  192. al:

    Kazz ($100.00):

    May 27th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

    -- Michael Phelps

    ...life's easier with pakalolo.


  193. Kazz ($100.00):

    Wahine In Bama:

    May 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Our coach Coolen kept telling us all week that we should relax and play the game the way we've been playing all our lives. Coach said to simply do exactly what we've been doing to get ourselves to Tuscaloosa. Coach Coolen said to simply play softball and to let him and the coaches worry about the minor adjustments that need to be made. He said we shouldn't worry about anything but to just have fun.

    Now, after reading the messages on this blog I'm getting really nervous. I mean my coaches' say to relax, but the posters on the blog said that there's pressure on us, and we need to be more focused, and we need to worry about the opposing pitcher. The bloggers keep reminding us that Alabama is the best in the country, and if we don't focus and concentrate and relax then we will get blown out like the football team in the Sugar Bowl. The bloggers keep trying to remind us that the Tide are slap hitters and that the pitcher is un-hittable.

    I'm going to print out everything from today's and yesterday's blog and show it too coach Coolen so that he doesn't screw up and do the wrong things. Can you imagine that he told us to simply relax and play our own game? He said that we're good enough to play against anybody? I can't believe that he would lie to us like that. I mean hey coach, their the number one team in the country, hellooo? What are we going to do different? Be more serious before the game? Wear more ti leaves in our shoe? change the lineup? Maybe we should start slap-hitting? Maybe steal more bases?

    Relax and play our own game? We're already good enough? Come on coach, you can do better than that? Okay now I'm really nervous. These are only the biggest games of my entire life. I'll never play games that are this important again. Okay that's it, I'm going to try harder and play harder than I have ever played before. That's right, try hard, play hard, try hard, play hard, try hard, play hard.

    Thanks fellow bloggers, thanks for all of the tips. Keep them coming, and I'll show them to coach Coolen.

    The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

    -- Ferdinand Foch


  194. al:

    slugger...better call genji first.
    over the month of may that facility was closed due to renovations.


  195. Kazz ($100.00):

    Al,

    I just opened myself up for that one didn't I.

    I also wanted to include a quote from LSU's coach, but probably not the best thing seeing as they are OUT of the softball tourney. :lol:


  196. Kazz ($100.00):

    al:

    May 27th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Kazz ($100.00):

    May 27th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

    -- Michael Phelps

    ...life's easier with pakalolo.

    Not when you are trying to remember where you put your car keys while ordering a "soft burrito" at Taco Bell with your sunglasses on indoors at 9pm with the girl at the register looking at you with suspicion


  197. Kazz ($100.00):

    And who says no one reads this blog? :wink:


  198. A-House:

    Mouse Davis or a very good receiver coach/recruiter - who would best fill the last coaching vacancy for UH?

    Many have concluded that Mouse Davis is an automatic "shoo-in" for this spot, but, coach Mack must, I hope, consider all the capabilities and limitations of each applicant including what is best for UH 5 years from today! On Leahy & Leahy, Coach Mack repeated that his cell phone is ringing off the hook, now that the word is out, from coaches all over the mainland wanting more information about the position inlcuding some very good WR coaches.

    Are there "short-term"( 2 - 5 years ), "mid-term"( 6 - 9 years ), and "long-term"( 10 - 15 years ) goals/objectives for the coaching staff as there are for players and recruits?

    Some will say this is ridiculous, but unless there is a stated "short", "mid", or "long" term plan how can one evaluate its/their perfromance?


  199. Kazz ($100.00):

    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

    -Wayne Gretzky

    --Michael Scott

    :lol:


  200. Kazz ($100.00):

    200


  201. Kazz ($100.00):

    Wahine In Bama:

    May 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    ..The bloggers keep reminding us that Alabama is the best in the country, and if we don't focus and concentrate and relax then we will get blown out like the football team in the Sugar Bowl.

    No no no no no no no... Not gonna happen! Posts # 51, 63, and 64 do NOT support this.

    For starters. Coach Coolen's place at UH is defined and that already puts us WAAAAYYYY ahead of a repeat of New Orleans 2008.

    Fans and players don't have to worry about Coach Coolen job hunting while preparing a team for battle.


  202. madeinhawaii:

    Wahine in Bama is a troll. ... disregard... our girls wouldn't be reading he blog the night before.. I'm sure they have other things to concentrate on.


  203. Kazz ($100.00):

    Made,

    Why did you have to do that? BUBBLE BURSTER!!! :lol:

    (I keed sir. I keed!!! :wink: )


  204. Kazz ($100.00):

    OMG!!! I'm FREAKIN OUT!!!

    I am standing in line at a 7-11 and they still have those Won Ton Chips!!!

    That red bag with the weightlifter on the front! Yeah! That one!!! WOOOO!!!!


  205. Kazz ($100.00):

    Spelled "One Ton" on the bag.


  206. Kazz ($100.00):

    aaaaaand we're back.


  207. βρεω808:

    :shock: Was that a test? :shock:


  208. Kekoa:

    D-1 emailed me that he's been trying to get on for an hour and a half. I had constant connection on my Safari server, but not AOL.


  209. βρεω808:

    Still seems sluggish. Trying this via Safari.


  210. Garret:

    I wonder what they changed when they took the blogs down...moved the servers?


  211. Bigislandkurt:

    one ton weightlifter guy is truly an iconic image.

    BIK


  212. βρεω808:

    Yeah - that makes sense. :roll: Well..... not really!!! :twisted:


  213. Garret:

    oh oh. somebody tell mack about what lelie can and cannot do. he said on both the chat and leahyX2 that lelie would be coaching the wr's.

    oh oh. somebody spilled the beans.

    Al,

    The NCAA has a simple rule that every school can only have a certain number of coaches and ONLY coaches can coach. I do not understand why Mack is saying that someone who is not a coach will be coaching the WRs...that is openly proclaiming that UH will be violating the limit on the number of coaches allowed by the NCAA. Public statements that are archived and clearly show UH's plan.


  214. Garret:

    The blog is actually working *faster* for me now that it was before they took the blog down.


  215. d1島:

    hello?


  216. βρεω808:

    Tried the lifeboat but d1島 was already there hogging the best seats and digging into the rations.... :roll:


  217. βρεω808:

    Seems like the content loads faster but the ads are still sluggish.


  218. al:

    ahouse....its mouse davis. don't bang your head off the wall trying to figure this one out.

    and the mouse is like jg, he don't recruit anymore.

    short term, long term.

    that's easy...short term if they don't win...long term if they win and win ofen. it might take at least eight wins for the latter to become a reality.


  219. βρεω808:

    Has the font changed? :roll:


  220. Slugger:

    Kazz,

    Don't text while driving, PLEEEASE!

    Eating One Ton Chips will be safer...and if you drop the bag in the car, wait till you get home.

    Al,

    Called Genji today to confirm ESPNU reception. It's a go! Nabeyaki udon?


  221. βρεω808:

    Font in comment box seems bigger - but blog font looks same. Maybe I should double up on my meds. :?


  222. chawan_cut:

    what about bringing back Craig Stutzman for the open position? wasn't ron lee the WR coach before? what was Stutz? a WR!!!


  223. d1島:

    Seats!?!? :evil:


  224. d1島:

    c_c,

    ...not gonna happen.


  225. βρεω808:

    s e v e r a l


  226. d1島:

    heheheh


  227. βρεω808:

    => all day buffet... :) :roll: :D


  228. al:

    ahouse....furthermore, we have great numbers offensively with 437.5 yds pg ranking 17th nationally. however, we ranked a pathetic 89th with 22.8 pts pg. not to mention that we had a losing record.

    all of that spells mouse davis in to tweak the run n shoot.


  229. al:

    slugger are you asking me out on a date?

    i actually have back to back work days tomw. in fact, i am gonna miss the game. darn.

    okay, i will be dvr'ing the game. i hope lizk, ralph, et al don't be blurting out the scores here tomw.


  230. madeinhawaii:

    NO worries al, we'll have all the scores and highlights right here on the blog for you.. no need to even check the DVR... snicker ..snicker..


  231. al:

    d1...i do hope he does return to the islands say in a year or two.


  232. Ralph:

    Al don't be surprised if the Boss doesn't change the dvr to The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives, both at 12:30 tomorrow.


  233. sjmacro:

    βρεω808: the chat replay header is gone from the front page.


  234. A-House:

    al:

    the river is much deeper!! it's more than a ditch or a small, small stream.

    for if a leader cannot reduce to writing all the limitations and capabilities of him or herself and those chosen to assist, then it is doomed to failure -be it sports, military, civilian, etc.

    Kazz posted earlier that someone said that he will transform his weakness to be his strength -


  235. SteveM:

    Garret:
    May 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    I wonder what they changed when they took the blogs down...moved the servers?

    Someone took the blogs down? As you know, any website or blog site is a "folder" or "directory" on a server. Copy and move the folder moves the site intact. If content is moved to different servers, it 's a just a copy job after configuring the new server and updating and DNS entries.. Scott Morifuji</b. can explain this easily.

    But I would not be looking for mysterious and clandestine server changes to explain any problems. I had no problems tonight except the usual Road Runner flaking out every 15 minutes in my area. Maybe it was worse in other areas in Hono today. (These outages from 1-5 minutes are real noticable as it hangs the FB applications, which refresh/update every 20 seconds or so. :|


  236. Slugger:

    I have to go to Genji, since I don't have the Oceanic sports package. I won't be posting anything on the blog ... until the game is over. I'll go walk around the neighborhood to give you time, al... :D

    GO WAHINE!!!


  237. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    *DPK checks Kazz's blood pressure*

    How ya doin Kazz? Ready for the big mambo tomorrow? Garsh, what it must be like to be inside of your head right about now. ;)


  238. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Whenever I read Kazz's name these days I picture him with a hundred dollar bill stuck his forehead.


  239. Slugger:

    Kazz,

    Did you take the middle of the day off tomorrow so you can watch the game & not disturb your customers?


  240. Kazz ($100.00):

    As a supporter and fan I feel fine.

    I will be at my office tomorrow. No changes. Will follow the Wahine ala live stats and have the game on DVR tomorrow.

    As it was for all road games this season, it shall continue.

    I'm taking a page from the Book of Coolen and doing my thing as usual. :cool:


  241. Annoddah Dave:

    NSF #101,

    Nobody picked up on Track & Field Olympian and Gold Medalist....??


  242. madeinhawaii:

    Wow.. Crimson Tide averaged over 2200 in attendance per game this season for women's softball... The house will be rocking tomorrow ... but not in our favor.. yikes.


  243. jm2375:

    Howzit!

    Just back from seeing Iron Man 2. Good but not as good as the original.

    Is there a link for live stats/game tracker for the Wahine game? I'll be stuck at work with no access to video streaming, etc.


  244. jm2375:

    never mind. I just check the UHAD website. It wasn't there this afternoon. :roll:


  245. Kazz ($100.00):

    JM,

    Did you see the trailer for "Inception"? It's directed by the BRILLIANT Christopher Nolan.


  246. LizKauai (iPad):

    jm2375- iPhone has an ESPN Radio app that will stream the radio broadcast.


  247. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Unfortunately, I will be with my sister and brother burros tomorrow during the two games so I'll have to sneak off to a nearby bar to check the scores.


  248. madeinhawaii:

    The title of today's blog entry kind of makes me wonder..

    "Rolo's still the one" ... doesn't that imply something ominous or less than desirable might be coming down the pipes? ... It's a statement that asks the inevitable question.. "until when?"


  249. LizKauai (iPad):

    Mih- I think that was to clarify that if Mouse or another coach is hired, it will be as mentor and not as OC.


  250. jm2375:

    liz - no iphone... besides, despite AT&T being the corporate carrier for my company, my desk seems to be in a dead zone...

    Kazz - saw the trailer. intriguing. might go see it. the other one that looked interesting was "Expendables". All-star cast - Statham, Stallone, Schwarznegger, WIllis, Eric Roberts, Rourke, Li, Lundgren, ...

    Had a free ticket that expired tomorrow, so had to go tonight. Iron Man is hubby's fave super-hero.


  251. LizKauai (iPad):

    Jm- text updates then?


  252. jm2375:

    Liz - found the LiveStats icon on the UH website for the game. It wasn't there this afternoon...


  253. LizKauai (iPad):

    K!


  254. niho mano:

    to the wahine softball team in alabama: set fire to your souls and go out and have a fun afternoon playing your favorite game of softball...hit seventeen softballs over the fence for hawaii.....and have fun!
    your fan....


  255. madeinhawaii:

    I know liz.. but "still"...

    I mean, wasn't it Mac who said.. Ron is still the OC... "Ron will be my OC for life"?


  256. LizKauai (iPad):

    mih- what will be will be.

    Nitey nite and sweet SoftBows Dreams!


  257. freelance copy writing editing wanted:

    Are you kidding me? I'm not 100% sure I can support what you say. But I will definitely be back to check this out next week.


  258. SteveM:

    jm2375 -- just pretend it's Cruiser's Call tomorrow. Same time frame. :)


  259. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Liz:

    How much is the ESPN app on the iPhone? If there's a charge, how does one pay for it? Is it put on one's monthly bill?


  260. Slugger:

    W-Doc,

    Go to the Apple website & check it out. I don't have an iPhone...so I don't know.

    G'night all!

    GO WAHINE!!!


  261. LizKauai [iMac] \m/:

    W-Doc the app is free. Apps that charge are paid through your iTunes acct.


  262. Pomai:

    All I can say is GO Na Wahine


  263. oldie:

    LizK,

    What is the free App that has ESPN1420?

    The only one I found that had that station was ooTunes Radio, which charges $4.99 one time. No further charges after that.


  264. βρεω808:

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  269. βρεω808:

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  270. βρεω808:

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  271. Garret:

    The MWC has contacted the media in Boise to provide them with a coordinated effort to cover their meeting that begins in a little more than a week. I'm sure that it is just a *coincidence* (cough, cough) that the MWC is expected to decide upon expansion in that meeting and they just happen to be making sure that the Boise media covers the meeting. It is also an amazing coincidence that BSU's AD knows the details of the MWC TV deal and set up an ESPN game to start the 2011 season.

    Boise State has a relationship with the conference as the only school from the WAC to join in with efforts to change the BCS structure. And the Mountain West appears to be very concerned with making sure that we here in Boise understand that their current television partnerships are very beneficial for teams in the conference, providing more money for member schools and more exposure for sports programs besides football... And they're right.

    I've said it before... and I'll say it again (or write it, as a the case may be)... Where' there's smoke, there's fire. There is simply too much smoke to think there isn't any fire here, considering all the attention to detail by the conference here.

    The Mountain West presidents will meet June 6-8th in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In preparation of the event, the mountain west has contacted local media here in Boise and is providing us with a coordinated effort to cover the meetings.

    When speaking with Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier, he did not acknowledge that an invite is forthcoming, but I did ask him if he thinks the Mountain West's TV partnerships with the Mtn., CBS College Sports and Versus are beneficial.

    Bleymaier said, "It certainly hasn't hurt BYU, TCU or Utah in their rankings. And then you look at what they've done in basketball, and they have four teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament... Compared to two from the PAC 10... They're getting some exposure."

    Bleymaier went on to say the Mountain West reaches 74-million TV viewers, and the 2011 game with Ole Miss will be covered by ESPN regardless of what conference Boise State is a part of.


  272. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    oldie- the app is ESPN Radio. You can listen to a number of stations and Hawaii is one of them. Free.

    Roll on, SOFTBOWS!!!


  273. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Brie!


  274. protector:

    al on 228,

    I'm pretty sure the team will score more than 30 per game THIS season for a number of reasons: Rolo's improving ability to call plays, improved running game, impressive depth & quality at WR. I would hate for Mouse Davis to come in and people give him the credit for the improvement I'm anticipating for the team. The only glitch might be if the O-Line can't provide the needed protection. I'm pretty sure that Coach Shaw will do his thing and that unit may still surprise. I also predict the defensive numbers should improve if only for the increased depth on the D-Line which should translate into a sustained & consistent pass-rush; something that was missing last year.


  275. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Hauoli Lahanau, BRIE!!!


  276. Buffoman:

    Reading Ferd's piece this morning tells me that there is an air of urgency for the football team to perform. Really now, we may rant and be upset by the slights and put downs the national press may have ot the team, but that's not going to change the perception of UH. AND, if UH wants to go from not being considered to dance with any conference to being possibly being considered, even if it's the last pick and not the pick of the litter, things have to change drastically.

    here's one that will not change, it hurts us, but hey, we're set in our ways. We need to play our games either on Friday night or on Saturday, mid-day. That way our scores can be posted with the rest of the college football world and not be lost on NFL Sunday. We are not even an after thought with most sports writer across the pond because of this.

    We have to win. Really, a .500 season when you're not even in SN top 100 list is an "I told you so statement" not, "they're improving and need to be looked at differently, even if we don't get their scores on Saturday, like all the other college teams.

    This is not out of the box stuff, it's reality smack dab in front of us.

    I don't care how you look at it, Ferd's column is basically stating that UH is becoming irrelevant. Like it or not, it is what it is.

    BSU was barely a blip on anyone's list before they came to the WAC. Look at what they did. They won, they stayed in front of the press, and yes they were mocked for their schedule, but they won when they had to and they won consistently. Where's UH?

    No one sees them, they don't win, who's talking about them???

    Certainly not the conferences.


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