Spain transfers to JC

May 9th, 2012
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Head coach Norm Chow said Kevin Spain is transferring to Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.

Spain did not play in his first UH season, in 2010, after undergoing shoulder surgery. He did not take a snap in a game last season.

Spain did not participate in spring training this year.

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Chow is conducting exit interviews with each player this week.

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No, Chow does not have a second job.

He volunteered to sell Keiki Day newspapers this morning.

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Motivated yet?

There is a report that Rick Neuheisel will be hired as a commentator for the Pac-2 Network. USC is in the Pac-12 and UH opens against USC . . .

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Happy birthday to the Magic Man:

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241 Responses to “Spain transfers to JC”

  1. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    First!


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    First to wish Kevin good luck in all his future endeavors!


  3. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Oh and Good Morning Gangeez! :)


  4. lurker Ron:

    top ten!


  5. Nobunaga:

    pive


  6. BigHiloFan2:

    best of luck and good wishes to Kevin Spain.


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    Interesting that "cocobean" is red-flagged as spam.


  8. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Do it again! Do it today! Steph had our backs all season. Time to get her back!

    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/softball_2012/


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    Reminder: Clear your caches after visiting certain sites.


  10. BigHiloFan2:

    i wonder how one goes about doing da Chow exit interview?

    wat? jus dig. :D


  11. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Best wishes to Mr. Spain in his future endeavors.


  12. Stephen Tsai:

    Chow said there is a lot of paperwork involved.
    He said UH is a CC school.
    Every form and email is CC'd to several people.


  13. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    So wea da heo is Kevin these days? Hiatus? Vacation? Spam banned?

    We miss his keen wit and sometimes acerbic observations on life and UH sports.


  14. PONO:

    QB is starting to look real thin these days.


  15. whitey:

    good morning tsaikos. voted. go steph.


  16. Huh:

    Mr. DPK,

    Didn't Kevin say he was going on "habut" mode?


  17. Stephen Tsai:

    Last night, Chow said there's more to the season than the USC game. Win or lose, there's a lot of season left after that.


  18. Stephen Tsai:

    This blog is Reno.
    Some stay and have a good time.
    Others stop by en route to Tahoe.


  19. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    #16

    Thanks. I musta missed that, or maybe I didn't think his habut would last so long. I miss him, Capitolist/Wassup Doc and Garret. Three of the more interesting and informative posters IMHO.


  20. al:

    dpk...stirring up trouble again?


  21. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Sorry that Kevin Spain is leaving us.

    VOTED TODAY - now it is your turn!

    Go WAHINE!


  22. mctruck:

    Well, voted fo ms. Stephanie, again....everyday, tanks DPK.

    Does Mr. Spain's departure to a JC mean dat he had academic issues?? anyways...good luck young man.


  23. al:

    wasn't kevin spain's leaving mentioned over a month ago?

    and no it is not due to any academic issues.


  24. βρεω808:

    Re: #19 -

    DPK - Thanks brah - I guess that makes the rest of us.... Spam or worse! :twisted: :| :cry:


  25. βρεω808:

    ~~~•~~~~•~~Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!!~~•~~~~•~~~

    .... even to that DPK bugga.....


  26. HawaiiMongoose:

    Here's a thought on admitting Boise State to the Big West: UH should offer to support it, IF Boise State delivers a written pledge from the Big East not to offer invitations to any more MWC schools.

    I don't mind sharing a basketball conference with the Broncos. But not if it enhances Boise State's and the Big East's ability to damage UH's football conference.


  27. βρεω808:

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ❀ ❀ Go WAHINE!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~


  28. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    βρεω808 -

    Nobody here is spam IMHO, especially you! I like the diverse opinions.

    Actually, I take that back. I don't miss the sock puppets. You know who I'm talking about.

    But you, Brew-san are one of a kind. Always enjoy your posts. I think I've said that a number of times.


  29. βρεω808:

    IMHO - the Big West should remain a California-based conference with UH as the exception. That keeps the travel costs ($ and time) to a minimum.

    Expanding beyond CA voids the travel benefits UH seeks - and would bring the MWC or other back into play (if UH were so invited - not!).


  30. βρεω808:

    DPK - 2 late, 2 bad, done is done. 4-eva is not long enuff. Gud ting I no hold grudges - gorilla ggggrrrrrrrrr! :twisted:


  31. koakane:

    morning 808 and anoddah sunny day in Hawaii

    congrats to Hilo knocking off da Puns. think they went sluff off their first pitcher and too hilo easy. neva do dat in a state playoffs. if you have nothing to do catch some bball at LMS or Hans. looks like an interesting and even team tourny this year. hope trap checking out some of these players, most very good.

    The Western Athletic Conference today released its 2012 all-WAC softball teams and major awards as selected by the league's head coaches. Hawai'i's Stephanie Ricketts was named Pitcher of the Year. Leisha Li'ili'i was named Freshman of the Year and Bob Coolen was named Coach of the Year. Congrats to them.


  32. Stephen Tsai:

    DPK apparently likes to discuss no-hitters that are in progress.


  33. jm2375 (Infuse):

    GO OWLS!!!

    UNC under investigation for academic fraud. It couldn't have happened to a nicer school. Bwahahahahaha!!! :twisted:


  34. βρεω808:

    Sorry for all the posts - I had to check to make sure my "cache" was clear - actually was MT. :D

    Vote for Steph is a vote for the UH Wahine is a vote for UH is a vote for the non-BCS is the right vote. :D


  35. Stephen Tsai:

    Boise reminds me of the guy who signs up for every silent-auction item.
    Sometimes you get the golf trip, sometimes you get gently used oven mitts.


  36. Stephen Tsai:

    I think academic fraud should be more than an NCAA violation.
    It should be a federal crime because of the tax exemptions a school receives.


  37. jm2375 (Infuse):

    Congratulations to Coolen, Steph and Leisha! Definitely well-deserved.

    Gramps - how can Trap watch the state tournament? Dey stay in Cali! :roll:


  38. koakane:

    Hawai'i led the way with eight players on the all-WAC teams.

    First Team Team Yr. Pos.
    JC Clayton Brigham Young Jr. SS
    Jessica Dugas Brigham Young Sr. CF
    Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu# Hawai'i Sr. 1B
    Melanie Goff Louisiana Tech Jr. SS/P
    Jessica Iwata@$ Hawai'i Jr. SS
    Kelly Majam&$ Hawai'i Jr. CF
    Michelle Moses@$ Fresno State Sr. RHP
    Sara Parsons Nevada So. OF
    Amanda Pridmore San Jose State Jr. RHP
    Stephanie Ricketts@$# Hawai'i Sr. RHP
    Sarah Robinson Hawai'i Sr. 3B
    Christine Thomsen Utah State Jr. 1B
    Delaney Willard Brigham Young Sr. RF

    Second Team Team Yr. Pos.
    Alex Aguirre& Hawai'i Sr. LF
    Tori Almond Brigham Young So. RHP
    Chelsea Barilli Nevada Jr. OF
    Michelle Cox San Jose State Fr. OF
    Karley Hopkins Nevada So. SS
    Shaleese Javillo New Mexico State Sr. 2B
    Karlyn Jones Nevada So. RHP
    Leisha Li'ili'i Hawai'i Fr. DP
    Katie Manuma Brigham Young So. 1B
    Vonnie Martin Fresno State So. 3B
    Courtney Moore Fresno State Sr. DP
    Kaia Parnaby Hawai'i Sr. LHP
    Briana Tovio-Asato New Mexico State Fr. 3B


  39. koakane:

    jm you know for sure they left already. word has it bball team still here.


  40. Stephen Tsai:

    Al:
    Wrote that was he was de-activated from the team.
    But now he's decided to go to Scottsdale, where he actually will face some strong competition.
    There's a QB on the Scottsdale roster named Hunter Young. UH used to have a QB named Hunter Young. Wonder if they're related.


  41. kapakahi:

    Plain and simple.....Spain missed attending a mandatory team meeting (of which he apparently didn't receive the mass text notice for).....which subsequently resulted in him being dismissed from the team by the coaching staff.


  42. Stephen Tsai:

    Actually, that's not the whole reason.
    He wasn't in the QB picture. Basically, he was told QBs aren't clip-board holders. He could stay but there weren't many scenarios where he would play much.


  43. kapakahi:

    "These are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed."


  44. Stephen Tsai:

    I know which former player and his father you've been talking to. Things aren't always what they seem.


  45. kapakahi:

    Agreed that while maybe not the whole reason, definitely a big part of the reasons.


  46. kapakahi:

    ST,

    It's true that I've been talking to them, but actually they didn't know anything about it. The fact of the matter is that they're focusing on their own endeavors and aren't really into UH football anymore.

    Just like you, got multiple sources.


  47. kev-1:

    Wish Kevin Spain success on his journey.

    Want the other Kevin to come back. Miss reading his stuff.


  48. Stephen Tsai:

    The other Kevin actually has had some posts the past week.


  49. Stephen Tsai:

    kev-1
    Spain is a very nice guy and it's too bad he was never healthy enough to get an opportunity the past two years.
    He has a chance at a new start.
    Steele Jantz made the most of going through the JC route.


  50. koakane:

    also adding best wishes to KS, harsh realities with head coach change. sad but it is what it is.


  51. bleedgreen:

    Kevin Spain made the best move for himself. By transferring to a Jr. College, he can play without sitting out a year. Had he transferred to a FBS school, he would have sat out his sophomore year, leaving only two years to play two. That after not playing a down since high school. He needed to get back on the playing field.


  52. βρεω808:

    I'd like to have Kazz back!!! Kazz was hea long B4 all that ID habut w/ Sybil. :) :D :lol:


  53. Stephen Tsai:

    As I recall, there was a great public clamor to change coaches.
    I think some felt they would remove McMackin — and his salary — and everything would go on as usual.
    Well, it's a complete overhaul. Tony Tuioti, Inoke Funaki and the student help are the only holdovers.
    There have been a lot of changes, and there probably will be a few more.


  54. βρεω808:

    85 schollies, about 105 roster spots, 11 guys on the field at any time (altho UH has been known try having +/- 1 or 2 players).

    Sometimes there's no space, no PT for everyone. Players (and their families) have to take care of themselves too - and sometimes that means moving on.

    Hey - same philosophy about blogs and life in general..... :|


  55. Stephen Tsai:

    Kapakahi:
    I do appreciate all of your insights, information and posts.


  56. βρεω808:

    Oh great.... again.... that must make the rest of us like.... SPAM...... :| :( :cry:


  57. 99club:

    brew #24 lmao.

    Best wishes to Mr. Spain!


  58. al:

    football vernacular 101...

    de-activated = cut = released = scholie not to be renewed = no text message


  59. Old Diver:

    Just say no to Boise State in the Big West. Boise State is the girl who first told you yes, then changed her mind to go with someone else to the prom and now wants in again. Haven't we learned anything? She going to dump you again.


  60. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos!!!!

    Best wishes to Kevin Spain.....


  61. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Good morning (OK, noonish) brew808!

    Good luck to Kevin Spain.


  62. PONO:

    Wow Al you so smart. Thanks for the vocab lesson.


  63. SteveM:

    Hello PONO.
    Good noonish to you too! :)


  64. al:

    heard that chow has offered 40 scholies and counting.


  65. graham:

    What is an exit interviews? Is Coach Chow going to let some players go?


  66. al:

    pono...funny you, ah?

    haha


  67. al:

    graham...i was wondering the same.


  68. jm2375 (Infuse):

    Gramps - Trap was on BC's show this morning and he was out recruiting on CONUS.


  69. al:

    no pick on gramps...he has memory lapsess and stuff on a daily basis.


  70. al:

    btw, koakane...i was telling the boss that kenny harrison, punahou's rookie hc, was making a grave mistake by taking hilo cheaply and not throwing his ace.

    bumbye he learn.


  71. kev-1:

    Thinking of it like a teacher, maybe an exit interview is like an exit pass in school. Before you leave, you need to tell me what you learned.

    Maybe Coach wants to gauge how much his players have picked up before they depart for the summer.


  72. mctruck:

    ST, ur #53....does dat mean like changes to his current staff??


  73. PONO:

    Howzit Steve M


  74. Stephen Tsai:

    Exit intereview is basically a coach giving his evaluation of a player, and then the player giving his thoughts on the program and coaches. Then the coach gives the player a list of expectations. Then things are signed, everyone is cc'd and the offseason begins.


  75. Stephen Tsai:

    They're going to try to add a GA and, if things go OK, add another non-coaching position.


  76. Stephen Tsai:

    Old Diver
    Is she good looking? I'd welcome back Boise football. The other sports can go stag.


  77. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    #52 -

    And what does that make the rest of us? :lol: Nevermind. I know the answer already.


  78. Stephen Tsai:

    Not sure who QB Troy Williams is, but there's a report he got an offer from UH.


  79. tommui:

    There is a Troy Williams - freshman QB in Cal. Been offered by a whole bunch of major schools. Next visit is to UDub.

    You can Google him - beware, there is a Troy Williams who is a basketball player.


  80. al:

    troy williams is the 14th rated qb.


  81. Ralph:

    WAC softball tournament opens today. WAC softball tweets: "Thunderstorms, humidity, temps in the 60s, a flood advisory and the home team didn't even qualify. Who's ready for today's WAC tourney? :-)"

    another WAC softball observation: "Fact of the day: Not a single school participating in this year's WAC softball tournament will remain in the conference after July 2013."


  82. kev-1:

    MWC would be foolish not to welcome back Boise should they ask.


  83. Stephen Tsai:

    14th in the West or nation?
    I'd do some actual research but 1) I'm on vacation and 2) apparently I have to hunt down Kazz.


  84. Stephen Tsai:

    Take back Boise as long as they don't say, "we need to cut somebody," and everybody starts nodding toward Hawaii.


  85. Couch potato:

    take back Carmen too?


  86. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Time for a CC! I know that SteveM is deifinitely in!

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/hawaiinewspremium/20120509_Friendly_restaurateur_dubbed_Mistah_Saimin.html?id=150719535

    RIP Shiro - San!


  87. Couch potato:

    congrats to the Wahine accolades!

    i'm surprised that no catchers were considered for 1st or 2nd team WAC. Wartner does deserve consideration and recognition. how many WAC catchers call the pitches for their pitchers? seeing that she is only a freshman that is one huge responsibility. it also displays her knowledge of the pitching staff, the opposing batters, and the game.


  88. (Jesse) James:

    Anybody have rice???


  89. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Congrats to all of the Wahine All-Stars! Well deserved!


  90. al:

    troy...

    http://hawaii.scout.com/a.z?s=219&p=8&c=1&nid=4365773


  91. al:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUR1uE0rdI


  92. Stephen Tsai:

    I could delete spam@ quicker if I had an iPhone instead of my Droid . . .


  93. Chawamushi:

    #70. Punahou just doesn't seem to have the talent lately. Players are smaller in stature and pitchers don't throw hard. Punahou was known for their late inning comebacks via the 2-3 run long ball. Harrison not throwing his ace was surprising considering that there's no tomorrow. Dookie still has a say in the state championship, albeit it's on the Kailua side of the dugout!


  94. Ralph:

    SEC softball tournament on Thursday: seeded #1 Alabama #2 Tennessee #3 Florida #4 Georgia. Eight teams in the tourney. Single elimination. Hopefully the underdogs can topple a few of the top seeds or keep them from winning the championship, otherwise we will have a repeat where 2 or 3 SEC teams serve as super regional host and possibly 4 at the regional level. No SEC has ever won the national championship but ESPN loves the SEC, Kara Capuano of ESPN hosts a SEC weekly.


  95. Stephen Tsai:

    Don't know who Luca Bruno is,but there is a report he received an offer fro UH.


  96. whitey:

    ofeer and commit are 2 different words, so have no problem with 50 or more offers. as commits are secured, position offers will drop, but i truly like the way da warriors coaches are going about their recruiting.


  97. whitey:

    ofeer = offer


  98. whitey:

    ding!!! what if we had 50 commits?? Yikes!!!!!


  99. al:

    http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6056580


  100. al:

    100


  101. al:

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/411007/#highlights/10461378


  102. Derek:

    People come and people go all the time. Hey, Corey Nielson was a good guy and a top student too. By all accounts, Darien Godfrey was a good guy too. Things just don't work all sometimes and it happens all over the country at all the athletic programs. You don't like to see players leave early, like Bobby Miles, Trevor Wiseman, Joston Thomas, and Shaquille Stokes but I can understand why people leave, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Miles was probably not going to get a lot of minutes and his free throw shooting was pretty bad. Thomas, well, to me he was hot and cold and you never knew how he was going to play from game to game. He tended to play out of control by taking bad shots and bad turnovers. Wiseman was a hustler and he had a role and Stokes was just coming into his own. Those 2 guys I think would have been good if they stuck around as Wiseman would have been only a Junior and Stokes would have been a sophomore. But, we have to move on and try to get better and I like Gib Arnold's perspective which is to get high character guys, guys who are team oriented, and who are talented. Arnold has gone to great lengths to go all over the world to get players. I like that he's working hard at recruiting. He's trying to get this UH program to get to the next level and he knows we had to make changes and find better players. That said, I hope Dressler, Lev, Fotu, Spearman, and Clair are all "players". We will see. But I like the make up.

    Joaquin, C, Sr. Standhardinger, PF, Jr. Brereton, SF, Sr.
    Rozitis, C, Jr. Fotu, PF, Jr.O
    Dressley, C, Fr.

    Jefferson, G, Jr. Minns, G, Jr. (Walk-On)
    Tavita, G, Sr. Brown, F, Soph. (Walk-On)
    Lev, SG, Fr. Enos, G, Fr. (Walk-On)
    Spearman, G, Jr.
    Clair, G, Fr.
    Jawato, G, Fr.

    That's 12 scholarship players and 3 walk-ons and with 1 scholarship left open to offer for this year. From the looks of it, I think we can use a 6-5 or 6-6 player, an athletic versatile type. That's why I think Armstead would be perfect, a young guy with energy who is very athletic. Wishing and hoping!!!!


  103. A-House:

    tommui/al/ST:

    if this Troy Williams kid is a freshman in high school and taking all these visits, will he able to take more as a soph, jr, and sr? 5 official visits per year?

    is he taking "unofficial" visits as a freshman or "official"?


  104. A-House:

    If UH cannot get the top 5 local players to commit every year, I find it hard to phantom how UH will get any top players from the mainlnad to commit as freshman.

    Altho, I find it interesting to read about top players and keep the dream going.

    This brings up an interesting point about Texas being able to continually get commitments from the top Texas players yearly, but it has not shown itself on the field the past 3 years. I admit that I don't follow Texas closely, but like to read all of Garret's posts on their successes. Is Mack Brown in trouble now? or, did I read that he got a vote-of-confidence recently.


  105. Stephen Tsai:

    UH has made about 40-plus offers, and should have about 18 scholarships available.
    That's not a bad ratio.
    If I were a kid who was really interested in UH, I'd made a verbal commitment now. Then, at least, UH will hold a scholarship. You can change your mind later, and still take other trips, but it's always good to have a train ticket in case the plane flight gets canceled.


  106. Stephen Tsai:

    Troy Williams will be a senior this coming season.
    He's part of the 2013 class.


  107. A-House:

    Derek:

    maye Coach Gib will get ultra lucky and secure a 2nd Michael Jordan type at 6' 7" or 6' 8".

    I remember that 7' plus player that Riley Wallace brought to Rainbow Stadium and we all looked and was wishing - yes, it was a wish as he commited to UCLA and rode the bench for his entire career.


  108. A-House:

    thank you neighbor on clarifying Williams' status!

    hey al, could he be the "holy grail"?


  109. Stephen Tsai:

    A-House:
    Was that the guy in the 1990s?
    I remember I was at the UH basketball office, and nobody was around, and the phone kept ringing. So I picked it up, and it turned out to be that 7-footer. I was trying to write down his info when he said: "Hey, you're not a coach," and he hung up. I think his name was Mike Lanier.


  110. al:

    the list gets longer...with

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0erXYUQbQCg


  111. Stephen Tsai:

    It's not going to be the past where they stockpiled quarterbacks.
    I think most programs don't have more than five QBs in the system.


  112. al:

    ahouse...pay attention!

    90, 91.


  113. Stephen Tsai:

    If anything, Dakiel Shorts Jr. needs to be signed for his video-editing skills.
    Nice find, Al.


  114. Stephen Tsai:

    Good post, Derek.
    Nowadays I have to look twice when I see a lengthy post. But you made some nice points. Thanks.


  115. al:

    ahouse if we have the opportunity to rename the aloha stadium, "the house that troy built" then he would the holy grail. this would be a great closing line in his recruitment.

    come to hawaii and help rebuild this program. get us to the pac12 and this stadium you are standing in will be forever renamed "the house that troy built".


  116. Stephen Tsai:

    Speaking of Troy . . .
    USC's media relations director named his son Troy.
    He has a job for life.


  117. al:

    ahouse...no team gets their state's top five recruits.

    everyone is landing at the honolulu airport these days looking f00or a vacation and a hawaii football player. this year will be even more exceptional as scott pagano the state's top player has nearly 40 offers right now and come february 2013 he'll have offers from every major program.

    and there's more on the islands this year. at least 5-10 of the nation's top 100 players are in our backyards.


  118. wafan:

    Where did everyone go? Lunchawah?


  119. Stephen Tsai:

    Wafan:
    Resting after eating at Times Coffee Shop. Most awesome breakfast/lunch place on the Windward side.


  120. wafan:

    Sunny and cool . . . perfect T-shirt and shorts weather.

    Whoo-hoo!


  121. wafan:

    Times Coffee Shop sounds like it should be monitored. Causing folks to go comatose.

    Wait. Happens here, too.

    Never mind.


  122. Stephen Tsai:

    Best eating place overall?
    Dean's.


  123. A-House:

    ST:

    could be - really tall,lanky haole buy - believe he was like 7' 5" tall!

    too bad he chose UCLA - could have been a starter at UH, just with his height.


  124. al:

    derek...isaac fotu will be a freshman.

    not sure what the delay is with either aaric armstead or gerry blakes arrival. the subliminal message may be academic in both cases.


  125. al:

    dean's...?


  126. wafan:

    Dean's as in d1?

    I understand they are closed for a few more days. Get a car wash, too.


  127. al:

    was interesting a few weeks back when artie wilson interviewed tom henderson and they both were recalling the days when they both teamed up to recruit a seven foot center...er, moses malone. i guess they whiffed as did everyone else because moses went straight to the nba from high school.


  128. al:

    here's a guy that would really fit in here. his stats are pisa tinoisamoa like.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/802654/#athletics


  129. al:

    i hear he has been tendered an opportunity to play at the aloha, too.


  130. wafan:

    Read an article in the food section. Thought Liz changed her name in the photo for the candy cane cookies. Dang.


  131. bleedgreen:

    Luca Bruno - Strongside defensive end
    Oak Park, California
    Ht:6'4" Wt:277 lbs
    Bench Max:355 Squat Max:495
    Class:2013 (High School)


  132. bleedgreen:

    Troy Williams - Pro-style quarterback
    Harbor City, California
    Ht:6'0" Wt:173 lbs
    Class:2013 (High School)
    Rivals - 4*


  133. Stephen Tsai:

    Thing is, Mike Lanier was a twin.
    Hey, UH should have gone after both.
    Sort of like Tiger Woods' married a twin. He should have married the one who would't read his phone texts.


  134. Stephen Tsai:

    Luca Bruno sounds like he could make people swim with the fish.


  135. al:

    call the coach rebroadcast on now...1420.


  136. Stephen Tsai:

    Dean's Drive Inn.
    It's in Kaneohe.


  137. A-House:

    al:

    #90 and #91 - now that's asking a lot.

    I purchased my new "smart phone" on 4/28 and the sales lady is telling me stuff - I tell her that when I walk past the front entrance, about 12' away, I will have forgotten all she said.

    sure enough, Mrs A-House greets me and asks what did that lady say, and I tell her, "I don't remember".

    and, you want me to pay attention to #90 and #91? that's asking a LOT!


  138. Stephen Tsai:

    Dean's:
    http://tastyislandhawaii.com/2009/09/19/kaneohe-eats-deans-drive-inn/


  139. al:

    ahouse...okay ojijii-sama. gomen kudasai.


  140. al:

    i guess i'll have to make a note to self to stop by dean's on my way back from pake's.


  141. whitey:

    just made small batch of koran style pohole, but sumthing missing. maybe not enough sesame seed oil or sushi vinegar. al, got nay suggestions???


  142. wafan:

    Dang, Dean's looks good. Will have to find and try the place this summer.

    The pictures made my mouth water!

    Definitely not a Tsai-ko sized place, though.


  143. madeinhawaii:

    My only experience from Dean's is the odd mixed bentos and fund raiser plates at the Castle High School Craft Fairs. I didn't like them, so I've never gone to Dean's itself to check them out. And I'm within walking distance of that place.


  144. wafan:

    Uh-oh. Looks like the large solar flare is causing problems.


  145. tommui:

    AHouse - mea culpa getting old.

    Did not mean to write "freshman" -


  146. Stephen Tsai:

    MIH
    You're missing out. Great food.


  147. wafan:

    Dunno about the food but like the idea of subbing soup for mac salad!


  148. madeinhawaii:

    I guess I should go and try out one of their dishes.. I think it's equidistant to Pake's from where I live. Ah, decisions! I still got two of those $10 for 20 deals for Queen's Cafe in Aiea. Went on Sunday, but they were closed!


  149. jm2375 (Infuse):

    ST - TFTI.


  150. SteveM:

    RE: #86
    fuud? Kid, I'm always in. Thanks! :)

    One of the best restaurants in the islands floats around.
    High "reservation fees" though. :|


  151. Shoko:

    Being on the mainland, it kind of pisses me off when you guys talk about the local grindz. Anyway, I wonder why Dean's don't have their own dedicated website like Rainbows.


  152. Shoko:

    You know that guy Pomai that runs that website Tasty Island Hawaii, is that the same Pomai that post on this blog?


  153. al:

    whitey..."koran style pohole", well for starters you are missing an "e". what is pohole? or is it missing a "t".


  154. duffer:

    John Oda, HHSAA Champion!


  155. al:

    stevem...i know you are not referring to the pagoda.

    i assume you mean that local cruise liner. sometimes i come up with a great idea...this could be one.

    so if i am the owner of that cruise liner i would open the doors/hatches to the general public at each port of call in maui, oahu, hawaii, kauai, etc to one of those fabulous buffets charging a fair amount to partake. i would accomplish two things:

    one, show the folks what great food we serve and how you can fill yourself to the gills.
    two, expose the ship to those who have never stepped foot on one of those decks.
    three, handout a one time discount coupon (yah coupons are in) for a future cruise.

    a cheap trick in low cost marketing program and a way to get new customers in my door/hatches.


  156. al:

    duffer...how did the kid do and your team?


  157. duffer:

    Not to good!


  158. al:

    duffer...its all about the experience.


  159. turfwar:

    Dean's -- Best chopped steak on the island.


  160. al:

    remember how many folks were all in an uproar about the exodus at the men's basketball program?
    remember how gibber said it is the trend these days in college basketball?
    remember how gibber said the average in college turnovers are 40% across the nation?
    remember how many thought that gibber was giving us the lip service on this?

    well this article says its true...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-mct-college-basketball-players-transferring-in-large-20120508,0,7588052.story


  161. Derek:

    Yeah, and what about those two 7'0" twin towers from Senagal!!!! Seven footers are dime a dozen. We don't need a Rogue Harris type player or a hatchet man. I always thought Skip Williams was a hatchet man because he made a lot of fouls and he came off the bench.
    Now, Davis Rozitis is starting to get that reputation. He got famous last season for fouling out in the first half. When you're that big, their primary role is to defend the paint alter shots, get offensive and defensive rebounds, and score about 10 points a game. But, you can find some athletic big men around and if you do, it's huge for the program. Joaquim is good, bordering on very good, but not All-American level. Dressler and Fotu, I hope have potential to be very, very good. As freshman, they have time to grow some more. If Fotu can grow to be 6'11", 250 lbs. and he's athletic look out. Same for Dressler is he grows to 7'0" or 7'1". I believe the future is bright.

    As for football, Chow and Co. are planting the seeds early with all these early offers and they will eventually harvest the fruits of their labor. They are competing against Pac 12 teams and other big names, but I'm confident they will get their share. Like any team, Chow is looking for that one top QB to take our team to the next level and chase and win championships.


  162. tommui:

    #161 DEREK:

    Yep, Skip was good at what he did as an enforcer.

    Lost track of him - wonder where he is now.


  163. Stephen Tsai:

    I don't think 7-footers are crucial to college programs anymore.
    Give me an active 6-9 guy or a wide-bodied 6-7 guy, and you can win. It also helps to have a couple of skinny 3-point shooters.


  164. Stephen Tsai:

    But, yeah, Dean's is awesome.
    And the French toast at Times Coffee Shop is amazing.


  165. Stephen Tsai:

    People come and go, and it's never a good thing when there's a mass exodus.
    But what's done is done, and you can't spend life looking in the rear-view mirror.
    Turn the page, as we used to say in the 80s.


  166. Stephen Tsai:

    But, most important, get the rack of lamb at Dean's.


  167. wafan:

    FFFFFFFFFFFWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

    Unsportsman-like conduct on 164.

    Taunting.


  168. tommui:

    AL #155 - good idea except you may need a heck of a lot of security people around and TSA-type check at the ship.

    When people go cruising, one of the first thing before going on the ship is that you get an ID card with photo imbeded - the card then is put into a machine when you board which shows your photo on the machine (it is not imbeded on the card itself) and that card put into the machine as you leave the ship and so that the ship-people knows whether you are on board or off the ship. It is also used as a sort of credit card on the ship for your purchases (souvenirs, gifts, drinks etc).

    I would imagine if you allow the general public to board the ship, they would have to go to somesort of routine as above - otherwise you might have a bunch of stowaways!


  169. βρεω808:

    What does "turn the page" mean when we will soon have only iPads, Nooks, and Kindles? :roll:


  170. βρεω808:

    Yeah - stowaways.... the don't pay kind.... :twisted: :) :)


  171. Stephen Tsai:

    Brew is acting like we're not the same age.


  172. Haleakala:

    Al:
    That is a good article about the national trend of college basketball players moving on to other schools before their four years are up. It must be part of a societal problem where many kid's (and adults) nowadays expect instant gratification. If there are any little obstacles in the way, they take a different path instead of working through the problem and keeping their commitment. I think part of it is that communication through emailing, Facebook, twitter, and blogs are instantaneous and they get all kinds of conflicting advice. 20 years ago, they could only read the daily paper and receive calls over the phone. Then there wasn't the problem like there is today.


  173. Ralph:

    Na Wahine will play San Jose State on Thursday. Spartans came back from a 4-2 deficit after 2 innings to win 9-6, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th. We get to face Pridmore once again.


  174. whitey:

    ok al, spelling error, but while waiting, I ate it all. Supposed to be Korean Style Pohole (fern shoot).


  175. whitey:

    Congratulations Duffer to you and your team.


  176. Bigislandkurt:

    Speaking of the Windward side, has any of you tried the He'eia Pier General Store and Deli? Chef Mark Noguchi got it goin' on ova dea!

    100 % local big island Kuahiwi ranch beef stew. Lua'u pork stew. Guava Chicken. Green river drink and ice cakes. Warabi salad. Kuahiwi beef loco moco with the best gravy on the planet. Fresh fish daily. Right off the pier. Daily specials.

    Parking kinda junk, especially when busy. But a must visit for foodies.

    BIK


  177. (Jesse) James:

    Hey BIK....Where can I get Warabi??? My co-workers are looking for some.


  178. Bigislandkurt:

    JJ...
    Check out the local farmers markets. I bet you can even find some in Chinatown. Here on the Big Island, we just go pick.

    BIK


  179. madeinhawaii:

    Brew....

    Simply, turn the page to find out!


  180. A-joe:

    JJ- My brother-in-law used to pick Warabi on the Big Island and supply Marukai. Not sure who's supplying them now.

    Call first and ask if they get.


  181. A-joe:

    ...and why hasn't anyone convince Rozitis to play football? He'd make for a freakish wideout! Imagine, no DB in the nation would be able to legally prevent an Alley Oop to him!

    He'd be soo unstoppable, it's not even funny!


  182. al:

    yah...warabi is usually available at marukai.


  183. al:

    ajoe...snap!

    brilliant thought. plus on fourth and inches all he need to do is fall down.


  184. al:

    tommui...no worry i thought of that too. i was waiting for either stevem or you to bring up the security question.

    so here goes. each visitor shall wear one of those electronic dog collars that produce an electric shock whenever you go beyond the boundaries. within one hour of being sat at the dining room the dog collar will also go off automatically if you haven't already turned it in at the exit. of course the shock shall be three times stronger than normal.


  185. RedZone:

    coach Bob Coolen coming up on 1420.


  186. al:

    rack of lamb at a drive inn served with white rice of course and mac salad.

    ...only in hawaii.


  187. jm2375 (Infuse):

    ST - no forget about day fried rice at Times.


  188. RedZone:

    They are having problems getting a hold of Coolen. Happens sometimes. Maybe later.


  189. wafan:

    Congratulations to the Wahine -- team and individual honors!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  190. wafan:

    Good luck to the Tennis 'Bows, too!


  191. 3-Prong:

    With all due respect to Dean's (cause I love that place too!), hard to beat the Liliha Bakery hamburger steak and mahi combo plate w/ potato salad. The grilled butter roll and home made jelly they give you with dinner is "da Bomb". Especilly after watching them prepare it for you..........Oh, and GO WARRIORS!... Hehe.

    Season tickets renewed and parking in place. CHECK.


  192. al:

    surprise! yah, i got an unexpected cd signed and donated by henry "kapono" kaaihue in the mail today via na koa football club.


  193. whitey:

    3 prong, got fish???


  194. RedZone:

    Coach Bob Coolen on 1420 right now.


  195. RedZone:

    Coach Bob Coolen on 1420 right now.


  196. slenzi:

    ST # 165 Who was that 6'10 kid Riley Wallace was trying to land when Herman Frazier decided there would be a coach contract issue? Seems to me he went to Utah State and hurt us for four years.


  197. slenzi:

    Going back to my little grass shack on business. Calling Hilton Hawaiian home for last two weeks of May. Yeah!


  198. Derek:

    Interesting about the All-WAC softball team. There is no catcher. I thought it was odd. I guess the selection doesn't necessarily go by position. But, in my opinion it doesn't make sense, just like an All-WAC football team that doesn't have a quarterback! The catcher in baseball is a leader out there. Then again, there are a lot of things in life doesn't make sense too. Like how cum a secretary pays more taxes percentage wise than Warren Buffett or Mitt Romney.


  199. Ipu Man:

    :roll:


  200. BG:

    Interesting things going on at NMSU's WAC softball tourny. Rain and lightning...and no tarp for the field? SJSU hits 5 hrs to beat Nevada, 9-6...Spartans hit FIVE homeruns?!!! And Fresno getting beat like a drum by La Tech. One Tech player has a grandslam AND a 3-run hr. Only reason the game's not a run-away is that the Tech pitcher has walked 7 and has given up a 3-run and 2-run over-the-fence jobbers too. Must be past mid-night in TX...gonna check if they got past the rain delay or will try again in the morning. If delayed till morning, a couple of teams will have to play double headers tomorrow...ouch!


  201. BG:

    Fresno and Tech will play at 10:30am CST (5:30am HST). Yikes! If the players can sleep under those conditions, all the credit to them.

    Na Wahine were sched for 11:30am, but will probably be pushed back a bit bcuz Fresno/Tech are still in the top of the 5th. Score is 13-7 with Spartans batting, but both teams are hitting the ball well. Interesting...the weather isn't cooperating and neither is Tech.


  202. LK:

    Happy Birthday Kenton!


  203. kapakahi:

    #53 & #55,

    ST,

    I too appreciate all of your insights, information and posts.

    Agreed that there will definitely still be few more changes (de-activations, retirements, etc....and some additions).....some already done deals but not yet announced.....some expected....and maybe even a few not so expected.


  204. Derek:

    It will be interesting to see who will Coach Cooleen get as a starting pitcher for next year to replace Ricketts. Parnaby will take over as the #1 starter. Coolen will have to replace Robinson, Pagaduan, Duhaylongsod-Kaleimamahu, and Aguirre. I would assume Li'ili'i will take over at first base. Zamora possibly at second base, or Nakao or vice-versa at third base also. Who will play in left field? For sure with Wartner, Iwata, Majam, Li'ili'i, and Kliebenstein the Wahine will continue to have lots of power in the lineup. I don't know if Keiki Carlos is a Division I level pitcher, but she also has a good bat too so she can play in the field also. Obviouisly, I'm missing a lot of players in the program and there are some talented freshman coming in too. Either way, the Wahine will just re-load. Just looking ahead, but first the Wahine has business to take care off this week and in the NCAA tournament in the following weeks. All Hawaii are rooting for the Wahine to go all the way this year and win the NCAA Softball championship.


  205. BigHiloFan2:

    ST

    thanks for explaining the exit interview thigamajig like dat. really clear.
    good for each young man. good for coach. good for us. thanks.


  206. BigHiloFan2:

    Derek

    the Wong girl from Hilo, who helped her bros win the LL Series several years back?
    any chance she'll make the Softbows team?


  207. Ralph:

    Oceanic will televise the Na Wahine SB game from Las Cruces tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. Game follows the completion of the Fresno State vs La Tech Game which is in the top 5th with La Tech at bat. Supposedly their game starts at 5:30 a.m. HST per BG.


  208. BigHiloFan2:

    Congrats Duffer

    great season for your chargers. great role modeling. great great great.

    and das alot of greats from somebody who don't understand da fuss about chasing around a little white ball.

    :mrgreen:


  209. Slugger:

    Happy birthday to Kenton "Magic" Chun!

    Kevin Spain, good luck to you whatever you do. Graduate and keep on keeping on.


  210. kev-1:

    Found this in a rookie camp report for the Vikings. Thought some of you might enjoy . . .

    "The Vikings signed LB Soloman Elimimian at the end of January to a future free agent contract, and now they’re getting to see the former CFL standout on the field in Minnesota for the first time. I’m guessing they like what they see so far. Elimimian plays with great energy, always seems to be around the ball and is clearly athletic enough to compete at the NFL level. He might be undersized, but that might also not matter. Now, it’s one thing to standout in rookie minicamp and it’s an entirely different matter to standout when the veterans arrive. But so far, so good for Elimimian."

    http://blog.vikings.com/2012/05/05/ellison-continues-strong-showing-at-vikings-rookie-minicamp/


  211. oldtimer808:

    Time to go moi moi....I was looking at the NCAA website and a player from UTEP is leading the nation in home runs at 32. She is only a freshman but the team overall has a losing record.


  212. SteveM:

    Another quiet night. Relax with the images of the Rascal's version of "My Hawai"...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2T38v7HmA


  213. Derek:

    Slenzi, the guy you are thinking about from Utah State is Wilkinson. He ended up being WAC player of the year. He considered UH, but it took too long to hire Bob Nash at the time.

    BHF, I'm not familiar with the Wong gal from Hilo. One Wahine I'm curious about is Austin
    Wilkenson from Washington. She didn't play at all this year so maybe she was red-shirting being she's a freshman. But, I had read and heard about her and her exploits in high school. She was a terrific player for her school and pretty much dominated her competition.
    But, hard to say because if she was that good you would think Univ. of Washington would have recruited her and maybe they did, I don't know. We'll have to see how she does next year and I noticed she was backing up Sarah Robinson at 3B during warm-ups. I also saw her at the Rainbow baseball game with Sarah Robinson so I think she is pegged in to try to compete for playing time next year at 3B. Just an assumption on my part.


  214. wafan:

    Super Thursday, all!


  215. wafan:

    Heads up to the Tsai-kos . . .

    Mother's Day is this Sunday.


  216. BigHiloFan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Wafan's got it right. Happy Mother's Day to all Moms.


  217. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaikos. Will be cheering for both the Rainbow Basebows and Softbows. Go Bows!!!!


  218. ai-eee-soos:

    16 new scholarship offers by UH on Rivals.com website; mostly East Coast.

    Thanks to Sportsbow.

    http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42215


  219. duffer:

    Hey Jason,

    Congrats to the Moanalua golf team for winning the HHSAA State golf title and Moanalua student/athlete John Oda for winning the individual honors!

    John's a very nice young man!


  220. whitey:

    Voted, did you???? Go Steph


  221. whitey:

    what can you say about da warrior's recruiting this year??? AWESOME!!!!!!


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