Quarterback option

April 4th, 2012
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One of the NCAA's basic rules is a player transferring between Division I schools must sit out a season.

Or is it?

Quarterback Taylor Graham was working on a transfer from Ohio State when he learned of a case where a player was granted an exemption to play without missing a season. Graham petitioned for an exemption, but the request was denied. UH head coach Norm Chow said Graham's appeal also was recently denied.

"We gave it a shot," Graham said. "They came back and said, 'No.' That's all right. It was a long shot. I knew that. It is what it is. ... There are rules set in place. There's an appeals process. I figured, why not go for it and see what happens?"

Graham said the exemption had no bearing on his decision to transfer to UH.

"I was coming here no matter what," Graham said. "In the process of it, while thinking it through, I thought I'd give (the request) a shot."

Graham has embraced his role in drills. "I'll help out the team any way I can," he said.

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In related Warrior news:

• Receiver Justin Clapp will not be able to participate in contact drills for three weeks after undergoing a procedure to ease cartilage discomfort in his left knee.

• Inside receiver Miah Ostrowski entered UH as a grayshirt in January 2008, meaning his 5-year eligibility clock expires at the end of the 2012 football season. He said he has not requested an exemption that would allow him to play basketball during the 2013 spring semester.

• Jordan Monico has moved from fullback to linebacker, a position he played in 2011. Monico initially joined the Warriors as a running back.

• While cornerback Mike Edwards recovers from offseason shoulder surgery, the Warriors have rotated several cornerbacks. Yesterday's No. 1 corners were Dee Maggitt and John Hardy-Tuliau. Brian Clay, who had been practicing at cornerback, was the nickelback. Leroy Lutu and Bubba Poueu-Luna were the safeties.

• Wide receiver Trevor Davis made a nice acrobatic catch yesterday. Davis and Billy Ray Stutzmann have been taking first-team reps. During an 11-on-11 drill yesterday, Scott Harding was getting No. 1 reps as the inside receiver in three-receiver sets.

• Chow instructed an assistant to distribute rosters to fans attending yesterday's practice.

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Hope everybody has been working on their arm curls, because we're raising a big toast to Koakane in celebration of his birthday. (Fire codes prevent us from lighting all of his birthday-cake candles.) Eat, drink and be a merry Monarch.

214 Responses to “Quarterback option”

  1. bigislandkurt:

    howzit!


  2. Luki:

    uno?


  3. Luki:

    DANG


  4. polywarrior4life:

    Ding!


  5. Nobunaga:

    dong!


  6. polywarrior4life:

    Good morning yaw'll,

    Hard luck for Graham, would have loved to see him compete. I guess last year with him playing and all in season games, made it hard for him to get an exemption. Maybe if he didn't play last season he would have got it. Oh well, I guess we all have to wait till next year.

    Go Warriors!


  7. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Rosters - someone's listening to ST. :lol:

    Happy Birthday to our retired DOE administrator, Koakane!

    GO WAHINE!


  8. Bulla:

    happy burfday to our Senior DOE administrator......da bestest of da best :)


  9. RedZone:

    Good to hear that Harding is getting some 1st team reps.


  10. Slugger:

    Happy birfday to ewe! Gramps, have a good one


  11. Stephen Tsai:

    Chow always has been with programs that had big linebackers. It's nice to see some schemes where Brenden Daley is in the middle and George Daily-Lyles is on the perimeter.


  12. Naks8:

    Goods updates. Love hearing about the haps at spring training.


  13. wafan:

    Good birthday morning to Koakane!


  14. RedZone:

    Coach Devo on 1420 right now.


  15. papajoe2:

    Happy birthweek koakane!


  16. al:

    are we now contemplating a graduate qb transfer?

    or is chow now satisfied with the likes of graves, woolsey, higgins, and alo?

    having but four qb's is like walking on thin ice. perhaps ex-qbs should be tossing the rock every now and then, just in case. i.e. bubba poueu-luna.


  17. al:

    happy birthday old man!


  18. Stephen Tsai:

    Chow is sticking with the four QBs.
    In this system, the QB won't get rocked as much.
    At some point, Shutter will return to the mix.


  19. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    Thanks for the updates, Stephen. More! More! :)
    As far as Graham goes, good things come to him who waits. We can wait if Graham can.


  20. al:

    jordan monico is another ex-hs qb.


  21. al:

    here's hoping that shutter will get back by summer with a clean slate.


  22. Stephen Tsai:

    We're still trying to figure out the identities of the two players wearing No. 37. (I don't think Kenny Estes is back for his eighth year.)
    Every time I ask, I get the hem-and-haw. It's like asking your kid why he got a bad grade.


  23. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy Birthday to da man, da myth, da legend...
    wait for it...
    wait for it...

    KOOOOOOOO-A-KANEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


  24. RedZone:

    He thinks that a healthy Ingram could play tight end or defensive end too. He just wants Alex to unleash when he kicks the ball. His main focus will be on field goals and punts. First mainly for scoring and the second because a blocked punt is such a huge game changer.


  25. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mornin' al-san, mornin' Stephen!


  26. Stephen Tsai:

    Again, he was suspended for breaking team rules, not for a code-of-conduct violation. There is still a presumption of innocence.


  27. kev-1:

    ST . . . all you have to do is run on to the field during practice and grab one of the 37's and ask "WHO ARE YOU?" If he doesn't answer, just yank off his helmet. Then . . . RUN!!!!!!


  28. ai-eee-soos:

    another Big Guy to LB.

    • Jordan Monico has moved from fullback to linebacker, a position he played in 2011. Monico initially joined the Warriors as a running back.


  29. RedZone:

    Devo = Chris Demarest, UH Special Teams Coach


  30. kev-1:

    Isn't it Demo?


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    I think I'm on someone's mailing list:

    Dear Stephen Tsai :

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    Please let me know if I may schedule an exciting interview with Steven Jackson that is sure to delight your audience. Thank you.


  32. Stephen Tsai:

    It is Demo, as in Nemo, although a reader suggested it should be Demo, as in demolition.


  33. kev-1:

    Maybe Salas gave you them your email? hehe


  34. Stephen Tsai:

    It has always been a dream to "delight your audience."


  35. RedZone:

    Sorry I guess i heard wrong.


  36. Stephen Tsai:

    RedZone:
    We appreciate the recap.
    Thanks for contributing.


  37. RedZone:

    Devo would be better tho. He could.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbt30UnzRWw


  38. sports for fun:

    Reporter says this player, Mohammad El Akkari, played at BYU-Hawaii...

    http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7774255/mohammad-el-akkari-scores-113-points-fiba-asia-game


  39. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Oh RedZone, you had to go post dat video dint ya?!

    I tried fo go whip it and now my sakree-illyac is outta whack and my groove thang stay hemo-jang! That kind music is dangerous to us old folks first thing in the morning! :lol:

    Betchu young birtday boys like koakane can jump up and boogie down, no problem! :lol:

    Shake it down, Gramps, one time for us old guys!


  40. koakane:

    glorious morning 808.

    waking up to a supa day in the bestest place and humbled by the many wishes on this my birth ahhhhh mmmm season bwhaaaaaaaaaaa.

    much mahalo to all that call me father, husband, ohana, and friend. mahalo for including me in your circle of life. I really appreciate it.

    nuff so back to the warrior beat .... what say thee Tsai masta.

    go wahine sballers and kaimanahila kanes ... these group sure can battle


  41. Kevin:

    Been trying to post a link to vote for Stephanie Ricketts in the Top 10 Lowe's Senior Class Award but... awaiting moderation????


  42. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    You?! Moderation?! Really?! :lol:


  43. curveball:

    Happy B-Day Koakane.................


  44. Kevin:

    DPK,

    Just trying to post a link so those that want to can vote for this student-athlete that has been a life-long volunteer from her days in high school in San Jose, Calif,. where she spent time volunteering at the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Mother-Baby Unit; at the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose helping distribute care packages to homeless families and singles; at the Agnews Developmental Center where she worked with mentally challenged patients; and at the Villa Sienna Nusrsing Facility where she helped work with patients with Alzheimers and dementia. In Hawai‘i, she has worked as a Special Olympics volunteer; a four-year participant in the annual Kids’ Fest which promotes healthy lifestyles to children; was a camp instructor at the UH softball camps; has served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative her senior year; and this past summer, Ricketts and her sisters Samantha and Keilani served as instructors/supervisors at a clinic in Pago Pago, Samoa, where they taught the value of education and athletics while trying to teach the Samoan youth the game of softball.

    Ricketts has improved every season while she has been at UH as the main pitcher on the softball team. She is a two-time WAC Pitcher of the Year (2010, 11) and was named a 2011 Easton All-American. She is a two-time NFCA all-west region player. She became UH’s all-time career strike out leader as a junior with 589 passing a 16-year old record. She became just the second Rainbow Wahine to win over 20 games in three consecutive seasons. She has a career record of 74-32 with 127 appearances, 86 complete games, 23 shut-outs in 712.1 innings pitched and has a career 1.99 ERA while holding batters to a .209 average. As a junior, Ricketts set career marks with a 1.58 ERA and 250 strikeouts.

    VOTE STEPHANIE RICKETTS!!!
    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  45. koakane:

    much happening this weekend like Easter and since ST brought it up Merry Monarch in Hilo.

    bhf2 any reports or scoops on the going on's?

    just found the station that I can watch wahines play BYU on my tv this friday and saturday yes yes yes

    kevin will call you lattas


  46. kev-1:

    Good looking out Kevin. Very nice to learn that about Ricketts. Thank you.


  47. koakane:

    VOTED


  48. kev-1:

    Just read (and think I remember someone posting here yesterday) that Joe Flacco thinks he's the best QB in the league. I will save my rolling laughter for the privacy of my own mind. But I must say that if there is one QB that I want to see fail, it is Flacco (although I don't think he is that good anyway, let alone great). I know I've said this before, but I believe it is Flacco that stole the spotlight from Colt at the combine. Colt just came off of the most accurate performance of the day and no one care because Flacco threw the ball really far. U kidding me?

    I'm not saying that this robbed Colt of NFL stardom, but it did rob him of deserved attention at the combine. It surely affected when he got drafted.


  49. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Kevin -

    Noted and voted!

    Much mahalo to Stephanie for all she does!

    Much mahalo to you too, Kevin!


  50. LizKauai:

    Thanks for the Warrior updates, ST.

    Go Wahine...

    and Hippo Birdies Two Ewe Koakane!


  51. Old Diver:

    I believe many football fans would welcome "The Norm Chow Rule" when it comes to drunk, unruly people who are looking for and inviting trouble at Aloha Stadium. Penalty could be one day or the entire 2012 season.


  52. tom mui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII

    VOTE and vote often - good going Stephanie!

    KOAKANE - Happy, happy birthday.


  53. Kekoa:

    A very Happy Birthday to *KOAKANE* our former executive DOE official.

    I ordered a pallet of birthday candles from "Cup Cake & Things" here in Kapolei. Liz, Whitey, Duffer, and the Big Island crew can bask in the after glow at about 8 PM tonite.

    My best advice to you my brother. Ride Da Bus today! No driving.


  54. Bowwar:

    If our offensive line doesn't hold-up this year, four quarterbacks may not be enough to last the season...Schutter will pay the crime once he's given his day in court. I wish we had kept Spain...


  55. G-money:

    Re: two (2) number 37's... I thought there's a piece of tape on each player's helmet with his last name on it... Unless these are supposed to be decoys?

    Also, love the number 37. It used to be Mike Tressler, one of my favorite former Warriors!


  56. LK:

    Happy Birthday Koakane,

    I raise a green bottle in your honor.


  57. LK:

    I think they call it lime gatorade.


  58. AllG:

    ST, who are the 1st team LBs so far?


  59. A-House:

    Really?
    really?

    yep, it's Happy Birfday to koakane!!!!!!!


  60. A-House:

    Auwe!

    looked at my wall clock and saw 11:15am - so, ate lunch.

    now I look at my wall clock again and it shows 10:53 am - things are getting really bad!

    old age? nah. wishful thinking? nah. brain fart? nah. wat then??? just tired and wanna go to bed.


  61. Ralph:

    Lowe's senior award; Kevin's post #44 says it all. Go to the site and vote once a day, you're allowed to vote once per day.

    Vote Stephanie Ricketts: http://www.seniorclassaward.com/


  62. Kevin:

    I reached my MAX. Voted 6 times today .

    Stephanie is in sole possession of 2nd in the voting now.

    Just so happens an ALABAMA player is in 1st place...

    Hmmm... would LOVE to stick it to them one more time.


  63. whitey:

    morning, happy birthday koakane, and wow, coach passing out roster sheet to visitors. Yeah!!! Class!!! And who said no can. CAN!!!!


  64. Last Call:

    Voting for Stephine everyday but I'm still boycotting Lowe's stores.


  65. BigWave96744:

    QB's don't get hurt in the Pro Offense? Really? The 2006 Oline still got eligibility?
    Last time I checked Graves, Woolsey, Alo and Higgins all like to take off and run.
    Remember what happened to Colt, Greg Alexander, and Mo? All it takes is one play.

    NC from UCLA doesn't stand for Norm Chow, right Al???


  66. whitey:

    Kevin, the srclassaward voting machine is kinda smart. Said I voted, so no can till tomorrow.


  67. Stephen Tsai:

    Chow told the qbs not to scramble. Woolsey was specifically warned.


  68. Ralph:

    Whitey, Kevin has access to office computers plus smartphone.


  69. Kevin:

    Whitey,

    I got my Mac at home, my phone, and my work PC, plus used another smartphone, and two other workstations.

    Not gonna try to clear my cache or anything though.


  70. Kevin:

    Was gonna head down to the Verizon store and their sample devices have internet access..

    so....

    :twisted:


  71. al:

    bigwaver...nc if healthly could give anyone a run for his money. surely familiar with our nc. he was once rated top ten qb.


  72. BigWave96744:

    Al sometimes its like we can read each other's mind...
    And I'm not talking kalbi from Camelia


  73. djmitcho:

    Happy Birthday to my fellow Monarch Koakane! Suck 'em up!


  74. madeinhawaii:

    Koakane...

    You know I cannot count dat high, but Happy Birthday to you on your uku-teenth birthday!


  75. al:

    bigwavedude...i used to be the ehu haired dark japanese everybody thought me to be hawaiian surfa.

    and i was just thinking that i haven't been to camellia all year.


  76. whitey:

    kevin and ralph, thanks.


  77. whitey:

    if Coach Chow is not fond of scrambling, can see why he did not want Vince Young as qb. He was like Randall C.


  78. whitey:

    but then again he had Steve Young at BYU


  79. whitey:

    just my thought, but I am thinking that if you are a qb and have to scramble a lot, this means you are not quick enough to make all the necessary reads of your receivers.


  80. whitey:

    but then again, your OL is not blocking and giving you the opportunity to make your reads. I guess you better learn to trust your OL.


  81. madeinhawaii:

    at UCLA, I believe the OL wasn't blocking and the QB was getting pulverized when NC was OC.


  82. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, everyone!

    Mahalo for the great updates, ST!

    Happy birthday, Koakane!


  83. Wes'side Warrior:

    Can't wait to see Jordan Monico in action! Da kid can deliver some serious "ka-tooooshes"!


  84. whitey:

    al, and i thought you was China Uemura


  85. Ralph:

    Na Wahine on live stats:
    http://www.wolverinegreen.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoftbl.html?event=1046266&school=utva&

    we missed a golden opportunity in the first, 3 consecutive walks, followed a HP gave us a run with one out. We couldn't take advantage with the bases loaded, we're up 1-0 going in the bottom half of the first.


  86. Bowwar:

    Yes, the OL didn't block for Chow at UCLA and they ended up with a number of QBs being injured. Bottom-line, if the OL doesn't block, its going to be a loooong season.


  87. Stephen Tsai:

    Two undeniable rules: Protect the ball, protect the quarterback. Being under center and having a fullback and one or two tight ends is ample protection.


  88. Stephen Tsai:

    Neuheisal forced the pistol on Chow at UCLA. That's a rollout offense. UH QBs won't be rolling out.


  89. wafan:

    Go SoftBows!


  90. Stephen Tsai:

    I think Spain is a very nice guy. Can't help but like him. But I have no idea about his potential as a QB because he didn't throw very much. I'm pretty sure nobody else here has seen him throw a lot.


  91. madeinhawaii:

    I still see Thomas Olds name is still on the UH Roster. Is he back on the team?


  92. Stephen Tsai:

    No, Olds is in school but not participating in spring ball.


  93. Nanakuli:

    Thank you Ralph. That softball gametracker is like being at the game.


  94. Curt:

    ST,

    How do you think Chow will balance the run and pass ratio?


  95. Stephen Tsai:

    I think there's a potential to be more balanced. Tight ends are receivers, too. So are fullbacks.


  96. Couch potato:

    cute lego softballers are playing on gametracker.


  97. Couch potato:

    you can balance a ratio?


  98. madeinhawaii:

    Wasn't he planning to leave after this semester? Do they need to keep his name on the roster while he's under scholarship?


  99. Curt:

    Thanks, Stephen.


  100. Curt:

    Boom!


  101. RoyBoy808:

    Lowe's Senior Class Award ... you can vote once per day PER DEVICE. Work computer, Home computer, smart phone ... etc.


  102. WarriorNY:

    Glad to see Harding is getting number 1 reps at the slot. ST, how's the D looking? How would you compare our defensive coaches energy to our teams in the past?


  103. Curt:

    cp,

    Curt's new math permits ratio balancing. :)


  104. madeinhawaii:

    I'm curious to know how the Van Ackerens brothers are doing ... will both see playing time next season? I wonder.


  105. kev-1:

    I think Coach means don't be to quick with scrambling. I can't imagine he would advise taking sack after sack. Sometimes gotta scramble.


  106. Couch potato:

    only kings speak in the 3rd person. so says Couch potato.


  107. Bowwar:

    ST - Didn't Spain do really well in the last Warrior Bowl game? It was my understanding that he threw a number of excellent passes in that game.


  108. Ralph:

    B3. Na Wahine up 2-1, thanks to 7 walks and 2 HBP. We have one hit, Brynne, and we have left 7 on base in 3 innings. We got our first run on a HBP with the bases loaded, all by walks, and again in the second, bases loaded, we scored on a fielder's choice.


  109. madeinhawaii:

    Bowwar...
    I think you're right and I believe it was our Tsai-meister who said he had a nice touch on the deep ball. ...


  110. madeinhawaii:

    Wahine starting to put some distance between themselves and the valley girls.


  111. madeinhawaii:

    4-1 wahine


  112. Ralph:

    after 4, Na Wahine up 4-1 on 3 hits, 8 walks and 2 HBP. Kaia doing an outstanding job on the mound.


  113. Kevin:

    Good to see Kaia adjust after some wild pitches and walks.

    Like they said earlier their pitches are also altered in altitude as their balls won't break when they usually do and Kaia puts more movement on her pitches than Stephanie does so it must effect her more.


  114. whitey:

    i guess this is why da warriors have a pro style offense and not a run and shoot.


  115. Ralph:

    Kaia doing it in Orem. After 5, she's given up 1 run on 2 hits, with 9 K's and 2 bb. Score is 4-1, Na Wahine.


  116. whitey:

    wonda what practice will be like today.


  117. whitey:

    Go Softbows


  118. mctruck:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Koakane....enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
    Stay put at home or get one designated driver.

    See that there's a bunch of QB prospects in 2013 who are interested in UH??


  119. mctruck:

    Ralph, tanks for da wahine-score...lookin good!


  120. Kevin:

    Stephanie Ricketts is still in 2nd but now with 17%. This morning she was at 2.6%!!!

    We helped Kanani Danielson win it last time, LET'S DO IT FOR STEPHANIE!!!!

    So WHY should you vote for Stephanie Ricketts???

    HERE'S WHY:

    This student-athlete that has been a life-long volunteer from her days in high school in San Jose, Calif,. where she spent time volunteering at the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Mother-Baby Unit; at the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose helping distribute care packages to homeless families and singles; at the Agnews Developmental Center where she worked with mentally challenged patients; and at the Villa Sienna Nusrsing Facility where she helped work with patients with Alzheimers and dementia.

    In Hawai‘i, she has worked as a Special Olympics volunteer; a four-year participant in the annual Kids’ Fest which promotes healthy lifestyles to children; was a camp instructor at the UH softball camps; has served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative her senior year; and this past summer, Ricketts and her sisters Samantha and Keilani served as instructors/supervisors at a clinic in Pago Pago, Samoa, where they taught the value of education and athletics while trying to teach the Samoan youth the game of softball.

    Ricketts has improved every season while she has been at UH as the main pitcher on the softball team. She is a two-time WAC Pitcher of the Year (2010, 11) and was named a 2011 Easton All-American. She is a two-time NFCA all-west region player. She became UH’s all-time career strike out leader as a junior with 589 passing a 16-year old record. She became just the second Rainbow Wahine to win over 20 games in three consecutive seasons. She has a career record of 74-32 with 127 appearances, 86 complete games, 23 shut-outs in 712.1 innings pitched and has a career 1.99 ERA while holding batters to a .209 average. As a junior, Ricketts set career marks with a 1.58 ERA and 250 strikeouts.

    VOTE STEPHANIE RICKETTS!!!

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  121. jm2375 (Infuse):

    DPK - #23 - Gramps is a legend? In his own mind maybe. :roll: :LOL;


  122. kev-1:

    I thought no more football practice today?


  123. Kevin:

    Sorry ST,

    I'm gonna SPAM the hell out of this blog with these LOWE's Award reminders.

    Even the most jaded and closet non-revenue sport hating person lurking the blog will have no choice but to vote.


  124. stiguy:

    I hope Justin Clapp recovers quickly. IMO he was one of the few bright spots on the offense last year (before he got injured of course).


  125. Couch potato:

    let's get more runs!


  126. madeinhawaii:

    Top of the 7th.. Wahine up 5-1 and I am dragging my butt at work.. sigh.


  127. HiFlyer:

    5-1 top of the seventh


  128. madeinhawaii:

    Hawaii 5-0 as in Wahine with 5 runs on 5 hits and no errors...


  129. chawan_cut:

    happy birthday to the king of green bottles, Koakane!!!!


  130. oldtimer808:

    I see that Majam is not playing today. Anyone knows if she is sick or injured?


  131. madeinhawaii:

    oldtimer.. she batted twice..
    Coolen is just substituting all the players now.. he's clearning the bench... giving all the girls a chance at bat.


  132. madeinhawaii:

    16 girls have batted for Hawaii.
    That's got to make the other side pitcher and catcher a bit tenuous. They don't know anything about these other girls. Heh.. shows Coolen's confidence in the team.


  133. madeinhawaii:

    6-1 bases loaded, two outs, Sarah Robinson at bat.


  134. Couch potato:

    grand slam would be nice.


  135. madeinhawaii:

    side retired... just got to hold to win with a 5 run lead going into the bottom of the 7th.


  136. Couch potato:

    awwwww


  137. oldtimer808:

    Mahalo I didn't see her name in the live stats


  138. oldtimer808:

    Ok I checked another area and saw that she batted twice as you said ...again Mahalo


  139. madeinhawaii:

    Nakao, Lum and Burton in for the final inning..


  140. madeinhawaii:

    Hawaii WINS!... final score 6-1. BYU up next!


  141. wafan:

    Bravo SoftBows!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  142. oldtimer808:

    Does anyone know if the softball game on Friday will be on the BYU channel and what time if showing?


  143. Stephen Tsai:

    In marketing, sometimes a more subtle message is better than large, blasting announcements, if you get my drift.


  144. jm2375 (Infuse):

    Oldtimer - Saturday's games will be on byutv but not Friday's


  145. Ralph:

    Oldtimer 808 per BYU, both of Saturday's games will be on BYUTV, but not Friday's.


  146. Lanaiboy:

    Yeah, the BYU announcers joked about that, saying that they could not be in two places at once, so no softball. The BYU network is broadcasting a baseball doubleheader on Friday.


  147. Steve:

    Oldtimer - The Friday game will be on BYU Radio.


  148. Couch potato:

    lol, looks like need different prescriptions or increase dosage.


  149. BigWave96744:

    x-KU QB, BB, i-ng FIU & the U


  150. Steve:

    Couch Potato - I think you need an increased dosage.


  151. Couch potato:

    lol, funny someone knows what i'm talking about. busted. :lol:


  152. oldtimer808:

    Mahalo for the information and would you please pass on the time of the game on Friday and Saturday's doubleheader (Hawaii time) ....never mind I can check the UH website for those games. The age of instant telecommunications. To think I used to depend on phone booths to make calls when away from home and the newspaper for up to date news and I used to hate pagers which are now obsolete.


  153. Kevin:

    oldtimer808,

    Well.. don't look now BUT!

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/04/04/google-glasses-make-their-public-debut/?mod=google_news_blog


  154. Loa:

    afternoon gang!

    happy birthday koakane!


  155. oldtimer808:

    Oh wow Kevin does Google make them in prescription glasses ....


  156. Kevin:

    oldtimer808.

    I never really read the article.

    Just one step closer to human extinction ala Terminator 2: Judgement Day and then to Terminator 3 when the machines and global AI becomes self-aware. HA!


  157. madeinhawaii:

    oldtimer808:

    You mean like pre-recorded therapy sessions for you, me, cp and others?


  158. AllG:

    Seems like if Chow wants his QB not to scramble that takes away a lot from Graves game. He is a very good runner, I think he just needs to teach his QBs when and how to slide. P/u the first down and get out of bounds.


  159. polywarrior4life:

    Back on the Bus! "Move to the rear please!"

    Happy B-Day Koakane.


  160. Kevin:

    A BIG "mahalo" to these media outlets and individuals for helping to use their social media accounts to back up Stephanie Ricketts in her race for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award!

    -Big West Conference
    -ESPN 1420 / 1500 Honolulu
    -Rob DeMello
    -Justin D/Olier of Manoa Underground
    -Chris Hart

    #VOTEFORSTEPH is now trending on Twitter.

    VOTE FOR STEPH ALL DAY!!! EVERYDAY!!!

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  161. Bigislandkurt:

    Graves is a man on a mission. I think he is willing to do everything Chow asks of him because he wants to be the man. With Graham being billed as the next great thing at UH, I'm sure Graves knows that this is his year to seize and KEEP the position. I respect Graham. Although he comes with great pedigree, there are no guarantees that he will start next year when he becomes eligible. Especially if Graves has a great year.

    BIK


  162. Stephen Tsai:

    I wouldn't worry about the QB situation or techniques. And, yes, if protection breaks down, the QB has permission to avoid being tackled. Sheesh.


  163. Kevin:

    ST,

    Are people OVER-ANALYZING words again?


  164. mo808:

    Good Wednesday Evening! Happy Birthday Koakane!
    Kevin,I voted! And if you faithfully post the link (nicely) every day--I promise to I'll keep voting!


  165. mo808:

    Well done Lady Soft Bows!


  166. wafan:

    Nytal!


  167. Midnight:

    Happy birthday, Koakane!

    Thanks to all for your prayers and well-wishes during my recent hospitalization! I could feel the warmth as I recovered from the operation.

    Released from the hospital on April Fool's Day so have been able to get some good rest for the last couple of days. Barbara has been my ROCK!!! Appetite slowly coming back.

    Though there were 11 tornado incidents in the DFW area, we were fortunate to come through unscathed.

    Go Warriors!


  168. gmahoney:

    I voted for Steph, she is up to 19.6% to the front runner's 24%. Let's go, people!


  169. Ralph:

    Nice to hear you are up and around Midnight, get a lot of rest and regain your strength and health.


  170. Ralph:

    Fresno State falls twice to UNLV in softball today, 8-5 and run rule 12-2 in 6.


  171. wafan:

    Midnight . . .

    Good to hear from you! Glad you both are doing well.


  172. Steve:

    Provo, Utah weather forecast for Friday is not good. Predicting rain & snow, with a high of 45 and a low of 33.


  173. Ipu Man:

    Go Midnight!


  174. madeinhawaii:

    Midnight! So good to see you back!!!


  175. whitey:

    Best to you midnight on your way to a speedy recovery.


  176. (Jesse) James:

    Happy Birthday Gramps....my Monarch brother.....We'll need to celebrate soon....


  177. (Jesse) James:

    Welcome back Midnight!!!


  178. (Jesse) James:

    #73...Djmitcho....You know he's been doing that since last night in anticipation of his B-Day....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  179. Ralph:

    Dayton Morinaga reports that Bobby Miles leaving the mbb program, that's 2 players in the last few weeks. Sinking ship or is coach Gib cleaning house?


  180. madeinhawaii:

    Wow.. Bobby Miles, too?


  181. Steve:

    You Tsaikos seem so surprised by this announcement. Good God, the writing was on the wall, for Miles, even before the team got to the WAC Tournament.


  182. oldtimer808:

    I'm sorry to see Bobby Miles leaving the program but I think coach is making scholarship room for new recruits.


  183. bigislandkurt:

    For some reason, I don't think the current basketball purge/exodus is over.

    BIK


  184. Kevin:

    STEPHANIE RICKETTS IS NOW TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS AWAY FROM 1ST PLACE!!!

    HAWAII RESIDENTS CAN NOW VOTE AGAIN AS IT IS THURSDAY ON THE EAST COAST

    CLICK HERE: (the rest is self-explainatory.. I hope)

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  185. Bryson:

    With so many players leaving the program in his first two seasons one would have to wonder about the character of Gib Arnold. If he is in fact releasing scholarship players because he needs to free some up for new recruits then IMHO he seems to lack the understanding that he is a college coach not a professional coach. These kids who commit to a program are held to the responsibility of being a student athlete why should the coach not be held to the responsibility of coaching up players? What if this player isn't able to get a scholarship elsewhere? Things like this will hurt recruiting especially from a parental stand point...


  186. mo808:

    @189 Steven, I voted! Again! But, you don't need to keep posting in all caps and bold!
    Go Wahine!!!
    Nite all!


  187. mo808:

    Sorry, Steven should be Steve.


  188. mo808:

    I'm sleep deprived... Steve should be Kevin, my appologies.


  189. Steve:

    mo808 - Thank you, but I do not want to be Kevin, he is to, to, scary looking.


  190. Ralph:

    mo808 Kevin is having a cardiac, you called him Steve! LOL


  191. mo808:

    :) sorry long day today


  192. Steve:

    Kevin, should be honored!!!! :)


  193. Kevin:

    FIRST PLACE... STEPHANIE RICKETTS IS IN FIRST PLACE NOW AS OF 9:19PM HST THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT VOTED!!!

    Gonna be an on-going battle from now to May 14, 2012, so you MUST keep voting every day and continue to spread the word!!!

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  194. kev-1:

    I think most people were expecting Miles to leave. No real surprise there. Let's hope that's it.


  195. Hoohiki:

    Happy birthday, Koakane!


  196. Slugger:

    I voted for Steph. Reminder: You can vote EVERY Day!

    To whoever was interested in what Kevin Spain could do:
    I saw him throw loooonnnggg passes when he first showed up during summer unsupervised practices. He would throw and Alan Sampson would run out to catch them. Pretty impressive. His Dad said he's thrown 70 yds. Good luck to him wherever he lands.

    Night all!


  197. madeinhawaii:

    Isn't this ex-Warrior Tony Akpan? http://www.shastaviewwheatgrass.com/about.html


  198. koakane:

    evening

    thanks again to all who sent me good tidings today, much appreciated

    I once read this phrase which I hold dearly.....no one can have to many friends. thanks again

    yu'all have a good one now


  199. koakane:

    and yea I VOTED again and again

    let do this


  200. al:

    ralph...its no sinking ship. this is typical in college sports to have student/athletes going from one program to another.

    i think basketball may experience the most transitiond at season's end than most other sports. its all about playing time.

    bobby miles' pt diminished at season's end and in fact put himself in the doghouse in the end with some altercation with the coach.

    bottom line: did he measure up to this level of play?

    expect perhaps one more player leaving.


  201. slenzi:

    Just got online. Voted for Stephanie. Enjoyed all the notes from ST about practice. Will check the UH web site for pics from practice.


  202. mctruck:

    Midnite.......take it slow an easy, as they say. prayers4u.


  203. wafan:

    Happy Thursday to everyone!


  204. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Avoid crowing roosters.

    Just saying....


  205. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Howzeet Errybody!

    VOTE FOR STEPH ALL DAY!!! EVERYDAY!!!

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/stephanie_ricketts/


  206. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mornin' d1 -

    Such heavy metaphor so early in the mornin', eh?


  207. d1shima:

    ;-)


  208. Kekoa:

    Spam. Grrr!


  209. wafan:

    The smart spam returns. Interesting how they are able to pick up some of our posts and incorporate them into their spam.


  210. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Ya sound like a spam bear, Kekoa.


  211. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Plagarizin' spam, duh-huh, that wut we gots here...

    But hey, how many blogs can claim that they get "personalized spam". Gosh I believe my self esteem just went way up! Anybody else? :lol:


  212. Kekoa:

    I voted for Steph and yet the thank you note came back from the Obama people. I better check my health care coverage.

    Time to vote for her again.


  213. Pauoa Boy:

    Hmm...Miles leaving, Joston leaving, maybe another too. I don't like the fact that we don't have some consistency with players sticking. How many have left already frikkin way too many. Salter, Coleman, Barnes, Brumfield, and now Thomas and Miles with maybe another one on the fence. Then our recruiting efforts have players not being able to qualify in Blakes, Stephenson, Mitchell, and Biggs possibly Fotu too? How can you build a team, a program when you got players coming and going with no consistency. Seems like something is going on, Coach Gib needs to figure it out cause I'm not liking this pattern at all. Going into next season with many unproven game time players besides Vander, Shaq, and Hauns doesn't bode well. Shaq is still learning, Jace hasn't played, Jawato hasn't played, Lev is a freshman, Jefferson has no offensive game, Minns hasn't played, that back-court right there looks hella weak to me. Then we got what Wiseman, Hauns, and Tyler Brown, umm yeah...Wiseman and Hauns are good but not great. The post aside from Vander is unproven. Rozitis is weak and looks lost at times. I'm hoping Stanhardinger is as good as advertised cause if not, we've got major issues next year. I highly doubt Dressler is ready to bang on the D1 level. If Fotu doesn't make it then we're in major trouble. On paper this does not look well for our basketball team and Coach Gib next year entering the Big West. Someone needs to step their game up big time!


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