Full circle

June 24th, 2012
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In 1980, Dick Tomey, who was UH head coach at the time, gave Rich Miano an opportunity to play college football as a walk-on.

Thirty-two years later, Tomey is providing assistance as Miano prepares for his first head coaching job. Miano, who was hired by Kaiser High two weeks ago, said he has enlisted Tomey as a consultant. Both were on Greg McMackin's UH coaching staff last year.

Here's a recap of that staff:

• McMackin: Splits time between Las Vegas and Honolulu. His grandson, Taylor, will be a Kaiser High sophomore in the fall.

• Nick Rolovich, offensive coordinator: He is Nevada's OC.

• Brian Smith, running backs: He is an assistant coach at California Lutheran, and is working toward a master's degree.

• Gordy Shaw, offensive line: He is the line coach at Idaho.

• Mouse Davis, receivers: He is retired, and living mostly in Oregon.

• Dave Aranda, defensive coordinator: He is Utah State's DC.

• Cal Lee, defensive ends: He will be working for the state and assisting at Kalani High. He also is running for an OHA seat.

• George Lumpkin, director of player personnel: He has re-started his cleaning company, and will be an assistant coach at Kamehameha.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to one of the great ones — Lily (Kahumoku) Olteanu.

* * * * *

And happy belated birthday to Chop Suey Boy.

126 Responses to “Full circle”

  1. Big_Daddy_Knows:

    LOL! Good Morning to everyone!


  2. Big_Daddy_Knows:

    Wish I had something profound to write for everyone. I understand how competitve it is to be first to write in the blog!


  3. al:

    three again.


  4. Bulla:

    happy happy bday to myki :)

    have a blessed day to ALL the Tsaikos out there

    GO WARRIORS
    GO WILDCATS


  5. mctruck:

    Morning all; have a great Sunday, PEACE!!

    got ur input, Bulla...tanks4dat.

    Trying to figure out wat to have fro breakfast?

    Had some jumbo shrimp for lunch from this new sea food resturant the other day...(8) pc.s half grilled and the other half deep fried. Delicious, gotta go back for more.


  6. mctruck:

    My cat, Sheeba says, "meow."


  7. mctruck:

    "meow"...meaning feed me!


  8. mctruck:

    all 14lbs. of her so she thinks she can puch her weight around......o.k. boss, I'm comin.


  9. mctruck:

    puch=push.


  10. mctruck:

    Reading on AOL this moring...(10)States with the worst economic stability:
    1. Mississippi-the worst
    2. Arkansas
    3. Alabama
    4. Florida
    5. Georgia
    6. California
    7. South Carolina
    8. West Virginia
    9. Idaho
    10. Neveda

    Looks kinda off-subject, but if you notice, IDAHO, as in Boise State...sorta connects to one of the reasons why BSU football wants to go to the bigeast, even at the cost of sacraficing their olympic sports programs.


  11. Stephen Tsai:

    "LOL" is always a good start, Mr. Pollard.


  12. WarriorNY:

    @bigdaddyknows,
    Are you attending any of the preseason games for the Jets? I have season tix and am usually bbq-ing before the games. if you want some good BBQ, let me know...


  13. tom-warriornation:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYKI.


  14. sjmacro:

    Good Sunday AM all. Tsai, not myki's bday today :( She says one a year is enough :)


  15. mo808:

    Good Sunday All! Happy Birthday wishes to Lily & Myki! Best wishes to UH's former FB staff, it'll be exciting to follow Miano, Rolo, Lee brothers, and Aranda's new teams. Summer is flying by--before you know it... UH's first game vs. USC! What a game that will be! Go Warriors!


  16. Shoko:

    Idaho Statesman columnist, Brian Murphy, writes...

    "If Boise State gives one year’s notice to the Mountain West, it will forfeit its final year of league revenue (at least $2.5 million). If the Broncos don’t give one year’s notice, their penalty will be at least double. Boise State would owe the Big East $5 million if it does not join the conference in 2013."

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/24/2166561/decision-time-approaching-for.html
    Hehe, times a ticking for BSU to make a decision.

    Times a ticking for BSU's decision. Their intentions might come on Tuesday when the BCS presidential oversight committee meet and discuss the proposed playoff system, as well as whether the MWC will get their BCS exemption.


  17. Shoko:

    P.S. Morning folks!


  18. Shoko:

    Guess you have to be a father of a NFL'er to get some good BBQ in New Yalk.


  19. wafan:

    Super Sunday, all!


  20. wafan:

    Happy birthday Lily!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  21. wafan:

    Merry unbirthday Myki!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  22. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    A very merry unBirthday to myki!

    Happy Birthday to Lily!

    It's going to be an interesting season for "coach-watching."


  23. d1shima:

    :lol:

    wafan,

    Great minds....


  24. d1shima:

    Kinda spooky though. :shock:


  25. wafan:

    BG . . .

    First Monday of the month.


  26. wafan:

    d1 . . .

    Sorry! Did not know my lolo-ness (new word!) was contagious.

    Is this how virus' are spread on the internet?


  27. wafan:

    Too bad for Clay. Three would have been awesome.

    Gave it his best shot.

    Still a winner, though!


  28. mo808:

    No birthday today :( but Myki's still a remarkable woman! :)


  29. whitey:

    Happy Birthday Myki!!!! Enjoy your day in the sun.


  30. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Happy birthday to a great person - MYKI!

    Of course BSU has a Title IX problem if they don't get a place for their women's team(s). Couldn't happen to a nicer institution.


  31. chawan_cut:

    happy birthday!


  32. Slugger:

    Good morning, gang!

    Happy birthday, myki!!! Miss seeing you and sj-macro.

    Hey, Big_Daddy_Knows,

    You should get in touch with tom_warriornation to get tickets to UH's game at San Diego St. Send our good wishes to Royce.


  33. d1shima:

    myki's a terrific person but....

    14.sjmacro:

    June 24th, 2012 at 4:52 am
    Good Sunday AM all. Tsai, not myki's bday today She says one a year is enough


  34. Slugger:

    Oh, well, happy unbirthday to everyone out there!

    I still miss you guys, myki.

    Happy birthday to Lily!


  35. RedZone:

    David Veikune was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders today.


  36. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    Nice catch up on the former Coaches. Best of luck to them going forward.

    Have a great day errybody, 'specially myki!

    Happy Birthday Lily!


  37. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Nice seein' ya at the store yesterday, Slugger!


  38. Stephen Tsai:

    Whoops. Sorry on the mis-birthday.
    I have to look for my phone now. It has a text of today's birthdays. This is what happens when somebody with no memory tries to do something by memory.


  39. gigi-hawaii:

    ST: For some reason, I had the impression Lumpkin was retirement age, age 66 or older. Maybe, because he has worked at UH for so long. Interesting he has a cleaning business.


  40. koakane:

    good sabath 808, everyone have a pleasant day

    merry bday to mrs lilly and good (fill in blank) to myki


  41. tommui:

    Well, a very un-birthday to you all.


  42. tommui:

    #39 GIGI - George Lumpkin had a very successful commercial cleaning business for years. I think he gave it up when he joined Coach MacMackin' staff at UH.


  43. Kevin:

    BSU is not the only school sitting on a potential TITLE IX problem.

    Needs a little push to get things going.

    Needs to rally some genuinely concerned people...

    Sometimes some tough love is needed to remedy a situation or at least bring more light to it.

    BSU is not the only school sitting on a TITLE IX problem.


  44. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, I found my phone. (It was on silent.)
    Let's see, wrong person, wrong sex, wrong day.
    Other than that, happy birthday Chop Suey Boy.


  45. Stephen Tsai:

    Idaho is an interesting state. Half of it is in the Mountain time zone, half in Pacific.
    Boise was supposed to be a booming tech area, although they must mean the whole valley because the actual city doesn't appear to be very big.


  46. gigi-hawaii:

    ST: I thought potatoes were what drove Idaho's economy, not tech. And certainly not tourism. Lol


  47. gigi-hawaii:

    I've lived on the west and east coasts, but never in between. What am I missing?


  48. tommui:

    47 GIGI - Chicago!!!

    The Art Institute!!!!
    The Field Museum!!!

    Bones! (A great barbeque place)


  49. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy belated birthday to the master of coffee drinks and waffle dogs, Chopsueyboy!

    ST - see what happens when you have more than 1 phone?


  50. tommui:

    Happy birthday to all (Lilly, ChopSueyBoy'

    And don't forget ChopSueyBoy's great chocolate malts!!!


  51. gigi-hawaii:

    Tom: When ER was shown on TV, hubby and I considered visiting Chicago. We might still go one of these days. But I hate being landlocked so I would never live there. That was one of my gripes about Germany - LANDLOCKED AND CLAUSTROPHIC.

    That and the frigid winter.


  52. wafan:

    Happy birthday CSB!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  53. d1shima:

    IIRC BOI was pushing the tech build-up prior to the bubble burst.

    Sun Valley (150 miles NE of BOI) kinda figured in the scheme as a getaway for tekkies in-state. At one time it was the country's pre-eminent ski resort favored by many celebrities. My nephew attended a wedding there a couple of years back and was impressed with the natural beauty and the accomodations.

    Recently, BOI is only able to ride that one-trick pony called B$-You football for its claim to "fame."


  54. d1shima:

    Happy Birthday ChopSueyBoy!


  55. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy Birthday Chopsuey Boy!


  56. d1shima:

    ...and Couer D 'Alene was noted for some pretty good LL baseball a few years back.


  57. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    one trick donks! :lol:


  58. whitey:

    Happy Birthday ChopSueyBoy!!!


  59. J:

    gigi-hawaii,

    Look at a map of the Chicago area. Lake Michigan isn't one of the Great Lakes for nothing.


  60. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY CHOPSUEYBOY !!!


  61. tommui:

    #59-J and #51 GIGI

    The reason why Chicago is called the "Windy City" is that it is right on Lake Michigan - can't call Chicago landlocked.

    I never had been to Chicago during the 50s and 60s. Never knew there was anything between NYC and SFO/LAX - and then I had to go to Chicago and have been there several times since then. In fact our youngest got her MA at Univ. Chicago.

    Really a great place to visit - at least during the spring or early autumn.


  62. gigi-hawaii:

    J and Tom: Well, I'll reserve judgment til I get to Chicago. Lol. All I know is that I was overjoyed when I got to Amsterdam and saw the ocean -- after spending 1-1/2 months in Munich.


  63. SteveM:

    Notice how most of the great cities in the world develop where it is accessible by water-- ocean and large rivers. Early days of barges, boats, rafts and anything that floats to carry people and goods. Las Vegas might be an exception :)


  64. Dennis halloran:

    Indianapolis is the only major us city not formed be commerce over waterways and it is a fun city to visit.
    Gigi needs a subscription to Coastal Living. I love getting my issue and then looking out my window to the boats going by in Newport Harbor


  65. J:

    tommui,

    I've only visited Chicago in the summer and winter. Same for NYC. Nothing like relaxing by an open window with a cool breeze coming off Lake Michigan in the middle of February. Maybe I should pick different seasons...


  66. SteveM:

    J -- sounds like the outdoor air conditioning system I use when visiting my sister in Seattle. :)


  67. mctruck:

    Happy Birthday to, Chopsuey Boy, u da man. Same likewise to myki and Lily.


  68. PolyMom:

    Speaking of the USC game coming up. Last night here in LA at a dinner party...the game came up. Most of the USC fans at the party were saying things like...half the USC football team can sleep in as they expect the score of the game to be 75-7 or in that neighborhood.

    Let's hope and pray half the team does sleep in so we can surprise them! After a certain amount of time you can only take so much trash talking. I pray Hawaii can give the Trojans a run for their money. And Barkley going to win the Heisman...please spare me.


  69. Ipu Man:

    PolyMom, thanks for the inside info. What do the L.A. sportswriters, bloggers, say
    about the season opener?


  70. al:

    happy birthday chop suey boy...i hope you get the royal treatment with a 11 course dinner.


  71. Ipu Man:

    Happy Birthday Chopsuey Boy. Had a wonderful waffle dog and shake
    at your place.


  72. Ipu Man:

    Happy birthday to myki...cute name!


  73. Ipu Man:

    Happy Meow to McTruk's cat...


  74. Ipu Man:

    Newport Harbor view? Wow. Nice high upscale area.


  75. Ipu Man:

    Iid think the view from Alcatraz Island would have been nice too back in the day...


  76. gigi-hawaii:

    Ipu: today is not myki's birthday.


  77. Pomai:

    Funny did I mention that I also have Tuesday off, but then again I have every day off......


  78. heating oil quote:

    Hi my family member! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and come with almost all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this .


  79. Ipu Man:

    Heard some racket inside the Aloha stadium today while at the swap meet.
    Somebody playing futball inside?


  80. Ipu Man:

    Ooops, thanks GiGi. Happy unbirthday Myki then. :lol:


  81. Ipu Man:

    My uncle once got mugged in Chicago when a guy asked him for a light
    for his cigaret. As he was getting out his lighter, wham! he got hit on
    the head and conked out for a minute---long enough to lose his wallet.
    So, GiGi, don't light other people's cigs...


  82. Ipu Man:

    And my uncle was a navy seal!


  83. Ipu Man:

    Luved it when he flapped his flippers...


  84. Ipu Man:

    He said he had to do a lot of swimming...


  85. gigi-hawaii:

    Ipu: I hear ya. I got mugged at gun point in an elevator on Fifth Avenue, New York. The guy took my wallet and subway tokens. Boo hoo.


  86. Ipu Man:

    We will make a hundred today for sure.
    Go Warriors...Go Tsaikos!


  87. Ipu Man:

    Hmmm one hour and no posts....
    Alrighty then...here's a real old video by a Dutch film crew working in Hawaii in 1916, with footage of a Hawaii Consolidated Railway train on the Hamakua coast, Hilo Bay and Makee Island in Kapiolani Park...with surfers at the end...so it is a sports video.
    http://waikikitimemachine.blogspot.com/search/label/HAMAKUA%20COAST


  88. Pomai:

    K5 is airing the 89 byu game today starting at 7PM


  89. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, everyone!

    Hope you all are having a great weekend.

    Very busy time for us, as my oldest son gets ready to fly back up to Michigan to visit with his "childhood" friends... in the middle of all of these birthdays.

    Always good to catch up with what former coaches and players are up to these days. Wishing the best for everyone on their respective paths.

    Glad that Moniz had a decent game. Bummed that Torres struggled a bit. Hope da boyz light it up next Sunday, here in Georgia. Good to see other Hawaii product doing their thing too though... Utah Blaze's Kauleinamoku and Ta'amu.

    Looking over McTruck's posted top ten states with the worst-stable (or least stable) economies... there's got to be some irony in the fact that the worst 8 are BCS states. Don't those states make anything in the form of taxes on these mega-media payouts? Did UH have to pay the state anything on that BCS (Sugar Bowl) check? Jus' wondering...

    Anyways, gotta go sleep already. Supa early wake up for me and da boi.

    Catch you all tomorrowz! Laterz!


  90. Ipu Man:

    Thanks Pomai...7pm Go Rainbows!


  91. kapakahi:

    #68, Typical arrogance of SC fans....most of whom don't have any affiliation with the school.


  92. kapakahi:

    #79,

    Flag football competition today.


  93. Ipu Man:

    Thanks Kapakahi, hmmmm, flag football---kids?


  94. koakane:

    happy bday chopsueyboy

    nice sunny sunday this turned out so everyone had a good one

    tuesday mmmmmmmmmmmmm


  95. tommui:

    Number 95, by golly!


  96. Ipu Man:

    .


  97. d1shima:


  98. wafan:

    97, I think, without spam.


  99. Huh?:

    100


  100. Huh?:

    Now,100


  101. wafan:

    100 without spam!


  102. d1shima:

    Wunohtu, wit sausage!


  103. Ipu Man:

    Yup, #78 is about oil spam..., so wafan wins (again)...


  104. BigHiloFan2:

    Good evening Tsaikos everywhere.

    Happy Birthday Chop Suey Boy! hope you having a great day.

    Ipu Man.

    thanks for the video. they removed it from the you tube awhile back, glad you found it again. gonna share with Tsunami Museum, Downtown Improvement Association (Hilo) and Laupahoehoe RR Museum. things sure have changed in the past 100 years. Heck, looking back 60 years of memory, Hilo has changed. :D now we get Farmer's Mkt. :lol:


  105. Slugger:

    Happy belated birthday, Chop Suey Boy!

    Watching the 1989 UH-BYU game on channel 5. Fun to watch & listen to Pops and Blangiardi announcing.

    Hi, BHF2! Hi to da wifey, too. See you guys at the T-gates!


  106. Slugger:


  107. HiFlyer:

    Happy Birthday to Chop Suey Boy.


  108. papajoe2:

    ?


  109. SteveM:


  110. Slugger:

    Ya know, since I nevah seen dis game befoah, eet's a lotta fun. Beat BYU!

    Is dis da kine offense we get dis year?


  111. d1shima:

    Ahouse,

    No give more than 41!


  112. SteveM:

    This interesting old western link was shared by hawnstln in email...

    http://oldfortyfives.com/thoseoldwesterns.htm


  113. Mandy McBain:

    The first time in months that I have used MetaCrawler for a question and got an interesting site. Thank you!


  114. chopsueyboy:

    Mahalo Tsai-kos!
    Stuffed myself yesterday with birthday lunch at Cheesecake Factory, Steak Diane,
    and birthday dinner at Outback Steak-house, rib-eye.
    Best thing about birthday at restaurants is the free desserts.

    Hibernated today.


  115. Stephen Tsai:

    Time test.


  116. Stephen Tsai:

    OK, I figured it out now.
    New blog post at approximately 10:30.


  117. gigi-hawaii:

    ST just posted a new entry a few minutes ago regarding a new QB who committed to the Warriors. Then after I commented on it, ST erased the post! hmmm.


  118. gigi-hawaii:

    OK


  119. gigi-hawaii:

    ST: why don't you postdate it to tomorrow?


  120. Sean:

    Me too


  121. Sean:

    Either way welcome Mr. Z!


  122. sportsbow:

    Aaric Armstead news update:

    Not good news! Andy Boogaard, a writer for the Fresno Bee reports that Aaric didn't score high enough on his SAT exam. He received this word from Bullard HS coach Tony Amundsen.

    LINK: http://twitter.com/beepreps/status/215639912798625792

    Another Armstead 3 makes it 8-4 City. He didn't score high enough on SAT, so will go to JC or prep school ‪#prepblitz

    LINK: http://twitter.com/beepreps/status/215643224142921728

    The Armstead SAT information came from Bullard coach Tony Amundsen, by the way. Hawaii had been pursuing Armstead.


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