Warriors land a top d-lineman

November 25th, 2012

The Warriors have a lot to be grateful this Thanksgiving weekend after receiving an oral commitment from Waianae High defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii.

Tulimasealii, who is 6-2 and 271 pounds, was at the top level of the Warriors' wish list. He's agile, strong and fits a big need.

"I'm happy I'm going to be a Warrior," Tulimasealii said. "It's a good day for me and my family."

He received offers from several Pac-12 schools, but wanted the chance to stay in Hawaii, play in front of family and friends, and be part of the UH program.

Here's his highlight video: Video.

* * * * *

For one night, everything went the Warriors' way: Solid offense, strong defense, exceptional special teams.

The theme of the week had been: Trust.

"Coach Chow told us to trust each other, and that's what we did," cornerback Mike Edwards said.

Defensive tackle Haku Correa said the Warriors found inspiration the past week from the Wounded Warriors Project.

"They're dying for us," Correa said. "It was good that we could go out and represent a lot of people and a lot of families."

* * * * *

The only puzzling moment was punter Alex Dunnachie's rush.

He more than made up for it with the 73-yard punt.

* * * * *

While teammates were chanting "U-S-A! ... U-S-A! ... U-S-A!" in the post-game celebration, Scott Harding joked that he and Dunnachie chanted: "Australia!"

* * * * *

Just like old times . . .


* * * * *

Who were two of the happiest guys in the locker room?

Cayman Shutter and Taylor Graham.

It's always nice when teammates support teammates.

228 Responses to “Warriors land a top d-lineman”

  1. papajoe2:


  2. papajoe2:

    Good morning, good morning.

  3. gmahoney:

    Whoo hoo, top 5!

  4. papajoe2:

    Don't forget the Grey Cup (Canadian Super Bowl) and Chad Owens with Toronto at 1pm on NBCSN.

  5. Hilosupaman:

    Maybe they should wear those uniforms more often

  6. Janusz smyczynski:

    Mighty mouse and the grey cup today on NBC sports.

  7. papajoe2:

    What a good morning it is.

  8. kapakahi:

    JUST SIMPLY AMAZING!!!......what kinda positive results can be yielded.....when the Warriors are FINALLY "properly" motivated.

  9. Bugaz:

    Nice for a change having the ball bounce in your favor. It's been too long!

  10. kapakahi:

    Also nice to see senior RB Sterling Jackson finally get some extensive PT.

  11. mo808:

    Good Sunday Greetings Folks!

  12. kev-1:

    Schroeder didn't look very happy after the game during the press conference. Throw in his comment about not caring about how many fans were in the stands and I think it is safe to say that he has a little bit of "take that" in his message. While I am sure his fan comment was just misworded - I think his intention was more along the lines of saying that they can't control how many fans show up - I am still glad that Paipai jumped in by saying it mattered to him. Watch it again, it was an interesting moment.

  13. papajoe2:

    kapakahi, yup it was nice to see Jackson, but remember he had problems with his groin which is why he wasn't playing in previous games.

  14. papajoe2:

    kapakahi, yup it was nice to see Jackson, but remember he had problems with his groin which is why he wasn't playing in previous games.

  15. Chicken Grease:


    November 25th, 2012 at 5:57 am

    . . . Speaking of "viewing"... the soft pass rush gave Schroeder's detractors a chance to see "what the he11 is he waiting for?" Some of those routes took a long time to develop!

    And we know who those detractors are; at least on this board :) .

    Everything else is just panic.

    Where's THAT T-shirt?

    Sorry. No Oh, What a Night lyrics from a Grease. Instead . . . and, uh, as a cap to the Wounded Warrior project . . .

    Hey Uncle Sam
    Put your name at the top of his list
    And the Statue of Liberty
    Started shakin' her fist,
    And the eagle will fly
    Man, it’s gonna be hell
    When you hear Mother Freedom
    Start ringin’ her bell
    And it'll feel like the whole wide world's
    Raining down on you,
    Brought to you
    Courtesy . . .
    Of the Red, White, and Blue

    - Toby Keith

    # # #

  16. Bugaz:

    #1 Wounded Warrior jersey doing pretty well in the auction. Did they start auctioning the helmets?

  17. papajoe2:

    double, double.

  18. koakane ip5:

    beeg congrats to warrior men supa win you deserve it ... all you band of brothers

    :cool: howzit howzit howzit 808, tsaikette's, tsaiko's and the rest of warrior country

    man :smile: a wina wina chicken feels so good. needless to say it lifts the soul

  19. kev-1:

    Happy for . . .

    Sterling Jackson - first significant action results in a nice TD. Was crucial on other drives as well.
    DEFENSE - Although only against UNLV, that type of performance is what I am hoping for on a more regular basis next year.
    Sean Schroeder - nice rebound game in a week when most probably wanted someone else to start.
    Miah Ostrowski - not a huge night, but made a very clutch catch on a 3rd down conversion.

    Heck . . . the whole darn team. Great win.

  20. Bugaz:

    Will Gregory did great in his short appearance at RB. May have had way more to brag about if he was played at that spot earlier.

  21. Chicken Grease:

    Good morning papajoe2, gmahoney, Hilosupaman, Janusz smyczynski, kapakahi, Bugaz, mo808, and . . . kev-1 [!] up this early? Warriors MUST have won last night, then!!!! And good morning Mr. Stephem Tsai.

    Thanks for waking up early on this post-Warrior victory morning!

  22. Bugaz:

    We have some talent at RB, but Wilely would be a great get!

  23. Chicken Grease:

    Sorry, eek, cadinal sin, here . . . that'd be Mr. Stephen Tsai, so sorry, Mr. Tsai. Stephen . . . Not "them Stephens" or some such.

  24. kev-1:

    haha, good morning Chicken Grease.

  25. Chicken Grease:

    And that should've been "Cardinal Sin." Eek.

  26. Shoko:

    Anyone will willing to take a guess on what numbered jersey will generate the most money?

    My guess would be number one.

  27. tommui:


    OLDIE - something worth saving!

    Happy for the entire team; happy for the coaching staff!

  28. Shoko:

    Nevermind, post 16 says it all.

  29. kev-1:

    #1 for sure

  30. Chicken Grease:

    Good morning koakane ip5 . . . how's your brother doing?

  31. RedZone:

    When Alex was running I was like oi,oi,oi. Then oh,oh,oh.

  32. Stephen Tsai:

    I think you guys are reading too much into this.
    I spoke to Schroeder right after he came out of the locker room, and he was really appreciative of the support for the team. He also was a bit emotional about the Wounded Warrior Project.
    I'd cut him some slack. He's a good guy.

  33. Chicken Grease:

    Kev-1, hello there!!!!!! Very happy morning! It's like Sauron's ring was destroyed or something! Very nice sun out, weather's nice and cool!!!!!!

  34. kapakahi:


    With Sterling gone after this season, Faga Wily would definitely be a great get!

    BTW, good to see both Reggie and Richard Torres sporting the Warrior green on the field before last night's game!

  35. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm not exactly sure what the kids get to keep.
    By the way, there was an interesting thing. There was a guy dressed up in Packer gear. He then finds his way near the locker room and starts asking the players for their gloves. I tried to explain to him how they're not supposed to give away their gloves, but he said the players were tossing them to kids in the stands. I was going to mention that he was in his 50s and then I realized, why am I having a discussion with a guy dressed entirely in Packer gear.
    Sometimes it's just best to not say anything at all.

  36. RedZone:

    ST is Paipai okay?

  37. kev-1:

    Stephen Tsai,

    If you read my entire comment, I do say that I think the comment was a bit misworded. I also give him credit for a good performance in a follow up post. I'm not reading too much into it. Just found it interesting. Even Robert Kekaula commented on it.

  38. Shoko:

    Guess I'm reading to much into it. I have a bad habit of doing that.

  39. kev-1:

    And I am definitely NOT saying he isn't a good guy.

  40. Shoko:

    What site are the jerseys being auctioned off?

  41. gmahoney:

    Shoko, you are right!

    Here's the link to the current bids on 61 jerseys now up for auction.

    Rumor has it, more jerseys will be added and a select number of the helmets. Money for the jerseys go to the Wounded Warrior Project and proceeds from the helmets go to UH.

  42. Stephen Tsai:

    Nobody ever calls me "Mister."
    Well, except for that guy holding a cardboard sign at the Pali/Kaneohe junction.

  43. gobows:

    side note on the harding joke: the DOD is partnering with australia and may have some USMC stationed in australia on a permanent basis in the near future.

    nice seeing the offense running 4 & 5 wide. but why have joey out near the sideline in the redzone on an empty back set, seems odd.

    joey really hit the holes quicker last night, it was good to see.

    unlv should have had 4 or 5 int's, had the ball in their hands, good thing they suck.

  44. Shoko:

    Ryan Hall have a broken finger?

  45. kev-1:

    If I were him, I would be feeling a little "take that-ish" after facing so much criticism.

    BTW . . . is his leg okay? After the presser, he seemed to have a tough time standing and walking off the stage. Either he is sore, or his knee brace needs oil.

  46. Shoko:

    Thanks Gmahoney. Lets see how Dunnachie's jersey is doing. I think alot of the seniors will generate some decent revenue.

  47. Stephen Tsai:

    I told Robert the same thing. Big guy gets a little emotional.
    Anyway, I saw Kekaula's son and daughter. I said to the daughter, wow, your brother just shot up and is taller than you.
    Kekaula's son looks at me and says: I'm taller than you, too.

  48. Old School Dave:

    Just great to see smiles on the faces of the players and coaches.

    UNLV beat AFA and New Mexico coming into the game and were favored to beat UH. On paper, they were the better team. Bobby Hauck looked like one frustrated coach. I think the UNLV admin will back him at least for another season, from what I've read.

  49. Chicken Grease:

    Stephen Tsai:
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Nobody ever calls me "Mister."

    Not even a Grease? Or are you leaving out the abbreviated "Mr." In your statement, Mr? Bwahahahahaha!!!

  50. Old School Dave:

    I guess playcalling is considered "boring" when it doesn't work or produce touchdowns :-)

  51. Stephen Tsai:

    After last night and what should be a good game next week, I'm thinking: Shoulda played that Temple game.
    It was a freebie.

  52. Stephen Tsai:

    Mr. Grease is going to be our in-house analyst for the Oscars.
    He has a high film IQ.

  53. kev-1:

    Congratulations to SAWARRIOR for getting quoted in Reardon's article (if that was the SAWARRIOR we are familiar with being referenced).

  54. Stephen Tsai:

    Interesting thing about the "duck" play. Ryan Hall, who snapped the ball, is an eligible receiver. It has something to do with the formation. I need to pay more attention when I'm at George Gusman's rules classes.

  55. d1shima:

    Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

    IDK, but some angry Bears are piling it on the Vikes

  56. Chicken Grease:

    Stephen Tsai:
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    After last night and what should be a good game next week, I'm thinking: Shoulda played that Temple game.
    It was a freebie.

    It woulda' been the Warriors' quasi-bowl for this year!




  57. Shoko:

    If not mistaken, I think Hauck got a contract extension last year that extends him to 2015. I think he's safe for awhile.

    Similar to DeWayne Walker, who I thought would certainly be canned, but I recently found out that he, too, received a contract extension to 2016 last December.

  58. d1shima:

    duck play reminds me of Lonesome Polecat from Tiger Ellison's book, "Run and Shoot Football."

    may have to record game and dust off that tome to check

  59. Chicken Grease:

    Stephen Tsai:
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Mr. Grease is going to be our in-house analyst for the Oscars.
    He has a high film IQ.

    Oh, Mr. Tsai (a Grease puts fork down on the side of plate of celebratory steak, eggs, and rice), you are too kind. The best, the best, you are, Mr. Tsai, thank you for providing us with terrific UH football details and analysis over the years.

  60. laulau head:

    Ahhhhh...So this is what it feels like to win!!! It's gonna be a good Sunday. And finally got to meet the man, Steve M, last night. Cheeeehooooo!!!

  61. madeinhawaii:

    Bobby Hauck hasn't won a road game at UNLV.

    Play calling is especially boring when it doesn't produce yards.

  62. d1shima:

    Lonesome Polecat


  63. Stephen Tsai:

    The Tiger's book is a good one.
    I've still got mine, in hardback, with the red cover.
    It's a must for every football fan.

  64. Shoko:

    Auburn's Chizic just got fired after wining the the championship two years ago.

  65. d1shima:

    Yep. I asked The Former Coach about it once. He said Ellison's is really a much more run-oriented offense. (the tackles really do a LOT of cut blocks) But the basic R&S concepts are all there.

    ...for you Graves-diggers you will be frustrated to know that nearly all the passes in the original R&S were designed to be thrown on the run! Passes planned down to the step.

  66. Shoko:

    NC State's O'Brien also was fired.

  67. Stephen Tsai:

    I think it was Cam Newton who won the championship.
    Everybody else was a passenger.

  68. Kaimiloa:

    My dad, a Korean War Vet, died this season, wanting only to get to one more game. His health wouldn't allow this to happen. Being at last night's game with my step son in his "wounded warrior" jersey lifted my spirits. Sure, he texted his fricken girlfriend the whole game but still, he understood what was going on. A whole crowd enjoying themselves. People forgetting their problems for a couple of hours. I wasn't depending on this win for my will to live but it sure brought me peace to scream like a maniac and hug a bunch of drunken strangers each time we scored.

  69. d1shima:


    Hawaii wins last night and this morning some are piling on the Visitor's coach's record? :roll:

    ...gotta find sumting fo' monku monku! ;-)

  70. kapakahi:

    Credit to Warriors for playing an inspired game last night, but the Rebels looked like they were running on empty last night....after playing a brutal schedule....being on the road 6 of the last 9 games....13 straight games without any bye week.


  71. d1shima:


    Chizik's last defense may have been getting Cam into the #1 slot in the draft.

    ...that, of course, leads people to look at Cam and the Panthers. :twisted:

  72. Shoko:

    67. That seems like a fair assessment. ;)

  73. papajoe2:

    Heard Scam got a modest pay raise when he went to the NFL.

  74. kapakahi:


    That's what happens when you lose in a shutout blowout to your in-state rival.

    Neuheisel knows the feeling after last season's shutout blowout loss to their cross-town rival.

  75. Shoko:

    Speaking of Neuheisel, I wonder if he's willing to give up his cushy job as a PAC12 network analyst and get back into coaching.

  76. Shoko:

    Jim Tressel would be highly regarded for any top head coaching position. Too bad that he's still on the NCAA blackball list.

  77. Chicken Grease:

    November 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    My dad, a Korean War Vet, died this season, wanting only to get to one more game. His health wouldn't allow this to happen. Being at last night's game with my step son in his "wounded warrior" jersey lifted my spirits. Sure, he texted his fricken girlfriend the whole game but still, he understood what was going on. A whole crowd enjoying themselves. People forgetting their problems for a couple of hours. I wasn't depending on this win for my will to live but it sure brought me peace to scream like a maniac and hug a bunch of drunken strangers each time we scored.

    God bless your dad, Kaimiloa. He watched that game, with many other great veterans, from above. We thank them for their service to our country.

    Good that you were able to have that cathartic expression last night, Kaimiloa.

  78. Shoko:

    Sorry for you loss, Kaimiloa. My gratitude for your father's service to our country. Glad you enjoyed the game last night, and hope there will be many more for you to "scream like a maniac.".

    Feel foolish for not commenting on that earlier. I must have missed it as I was searching for news.

  79. Pomai:

    First congrats to the boys on a good win. Second what a special game this was too bad there were not more military there. Also thanks to Under Armour for supplying the whole team with the uniforms, so my question for Chow is, being that this a a special game dedicated to our fighting men and women and Under Armour supplied uniforms for the entire team why didn't you let the entire 105 suit up for this game. You keep saying it's all about the team but I sorry this doesn't show that.

    Not really trying to be negative but when it comes to how they treat the student athletes it matters to me.

  80. d1shima:


    Sorry for your loss. I'm sure your Dad was hugging and screaming with his friends as well.

  81. Pomai:

    Too bad Will Gregory didn't get in the game from the beginning, he only had 9 carries and was the teams leading rusher with 62 yards.

  82. gmahoney:

    #79- We had lots of military in the North Endzone, mostly with their families. They were the ones saluting during the National Anthem.

  83. Chicken Grease:

    November 25th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations to SAWARRIOR for getting quoted in Reardon's article (if that was the SAWARRIOR we are familiar with being referenced).

    Ah, yeahhhhhhh, tha's SAWarrior. You're in San Antonio, SAWAarrior? What the heck!?!?!! Bwahahahha.

    Ah. He is portrayed as a Chow critic, though. And what happened with the spelling, SAW'? "It's only a tweet" is no excuse, bwwhahaahah.

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Winning feels wonderful. Future looks bright. Will Gregory looked like a man on a mission when he finally got into the game. The guy's gonna be something. So is Joey. So are the rest of the young 'uns. So are the whole team.

    Happy to see Jackson back. Could he be eligible for a medical RS, "not Mr." Tsai?

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Some fans need to learn the basic concept that "W" is cause to celebrate? Be happy for the players if nothing else?

  86. Shoko:

    Big fight between Raiders and Bengals with multiple ejections.

  87. madeinhawaii:

    Definitely happy for the players....

  88. Shoko:

    Whittworth, Houston and Kelly.

  89. Shoko:

    Anyone know what the attendence was last night?

  90. d1shima:

    28359 per hawaiiathletics.com


  91. d1shima:

    ...if you got a problem widdat, take it up widda Official Scorer! ;-)

  92. d1shima:


    Turnstile: 22070

  93. madeinhawaii:

    I think it was 22k through the turnstiles, though.

  94. Shoko:

    Bess had 7 receptions for 129 yards today.

  95. madeinhawaii:

    Although from the pictures people posted on Facebook, it seemed more like 14-15K. It looked like every two out of three seats were empty.... and then there was the student section.....

  96. madeinhawaii:

    Thw Wahine in the Omaha Region going on the road!
    The Wahine are unseeded going to Seattle
    We will play Washington Huskies in the 2nd round assuming we get thru the 1st round.

    Central Arkansas-
    Santa Clara-

    Oregon got the #5 seed in our Regional

  97. wafan:

    Wahine VolleyBows shown disrespect . . . again.

  98. Derek:

    I think Schroeder looked like he had concussion symptoms with some of those hits. Can't survive with that kind of pounding all the time. For sure, he will be a wounded Warrior.

    I hope last night's performance will help the recruiting. The biggest thing is that we need a playmaking QB. The Holy Grail. Nobody in the program right now. Is Zwahlen the answer? I'm convinced Johnny Football is the Heisman winner. The guy is a magician or a Houdini. He's certainly the most exciting.

    I predict the Irish will play the Crimson Tide in the Natl Championship. Alabama will be giving some points.

  99. d1shima:


    ....leave no doubt. (Remember the Titans)

  100. Shoko:

    Looks like attendence to be a little less than the Boise game. Just got to keep winning and the attendence will increase.


  101. NYUHTX:


    mucho mahalo for the firstrow link so I could stream the game. It was a game worth watching. Congrats to all Warriors!

    November 24th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    NYUHTX ...

    You might try here... If you are using Windows, I'd download the desktop application.. and run in from the Start Menu....


  102. Kevin:

    Rainbow Wahine Volleyball un-seeded?

    Bullshit. Complete and utter *****ng bullshit.

  103. Shoko:

    Didn't know that someone illegally streamed the game last night. Not that I would have been able to catch the game tho.

    Okay, gotta concentrate on the Niners game.

  104. d1shima:

    ...so far, a Punt Fest

  105. Kevin:


    Beats the top team in the nation at the time.

    Only losses to defending champs UCLA and a 5 set loss to CAL.

    Attendance for ONE regional at the Stan Sheriff Center WILL surpass the entire Omaha Regional itself.

    NCAA is bunch of dumb-founded jackasses that stumble and fumble over the most logical decisions.

  106. Shoko:

    Hope this is the right bracket.

  107. cocobean:

    Get chance for one more.

    Who said Chow is inflexible? He had the team RUN out of the tunnel to start the game.

    Agree that Chow should loosen up his view on having an uncluttered sideline. Should suit up everyone for the last game.

    Liked sending Joey long on two pass plays. He wasn't open on the first but was wide open on the second. Respect Chow's ability to draw up new plays or is it he has volumes of play books to pick plays from.

    Take away Joey's TD run from his and Sterling's stats what's left shows a need for a back with speed and some power. Have to fignt myself to block out the thought that Gregory would've have an impact on the outcome of the AF game.

    Hope this game is a confidence booster and not a "big head" inducer. There's just one week of pracice left in the season. Everyone should be intense and focused. This should be the most spirited practice of the year. Can't practice with the feeling that they'e finally "arrived."

  108. WarriorMojo:

    The NCAA volleyball tournament and its questionable seeding is an example of why Hawaii people need to stand up for Hawaii. You want to go play in south bend, that's your choice, but you aren't representing Hawaii as far as I'm concerned.

  109. SteveM:

    Good noonish everyone!

    Walking on the concourse after the game, someone behind me was shouting, "Keep the uniforms for next week" (or similar). As he passed me I noticed his distinctive ti leaf headwear... and got to meet laulau head in person. :)

  110. jeezy33:

    SS still holds on to the ball way too long in my opinion. It's almost like were gonna hit a home run with him because if he has time to throw, he's going deep or hes gonna take a big hit or sack.

    Saw a few plays where his eyes are on his 1st read (stutz) way too long. Than by the time he goes to his 2nd progression, he's knocked down.

    Still, nice bounce back performance. Just really needs to make quicker reads for his own health and for the sake of sustaining drives.

  111. Shoko:

    Sheesh, talk about mood swings experienced with this Niners game.

  112. d1shima:

    Feelin' a little woozy from this rollercoaster ride-of-a-first-half in the Niners-Saints game. :-|

  113. d1shima:


    Wea you? I no can see you watching...

  114. Shoko:

    Wonder if Chow still gonna stick with the same game plan with two QBs.

  115. d1shima:

    42 TD's and counting on RedZone....

  116. Pauoa Boy:

    Errybody need to tune in and watch bruddah Chad Owens make some history in this Grey Cup CFL Championship game. Starting now NBC Sports Network... Chee Huu for "The Flyin Hawaiian"

  117. d1shima:

    ...but the Niners are tied!

    PIP time!

  118. d1shima:

    Are they singing "Let's Go to the Mall" by Robin Scherbatsky right now?

  119. d1shima:

    Not tied any more! :-)

  120. d1shima:

    or any anymore!

  121. d1shima:

    Myehh...can't watch anything with dual language in French! Ingrates....

  122. Shoko:

    113. Where else? Sitting on the coach ... drinking beer and eating hot wings. ;)

  123. Shoko:

    Where your priorities, D1. Niners always comes first!

  124. jm2375:

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Nice game last night in all aspects. Hope we can sustain the momentum.

    Why the NoClueAtAll women's vb selection committee does what it does is always a head scratcher. Attendance figures from last year should be right in the front of their small brains.

  125. jm2375:

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Nice game last night in all aspects. Hope we can sustain the momentum.

    Why the NoClueAtAll women's vb selection committee does what it does is always a head scratcher. Attendance figures from last year should be right in the front of their small brains.

  126. jm2375 (iPad):

    :oops: sorry for the double post.

  127. laulau head:


    Was awesome meeting "the man" last night! Much Mahalos for representing the Tsaikos with class...one more game to go! GO WARRIORS!!

  128. papajoe2:

    Touchdown Cahd Owens!

  129. papajoe2:

    Ooopps, Chad Owens.

  130. kapakahi:

    WVB Selection / Seeding Committee…..NCAA (No Clue At All)!!!

  131. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    Long day! Took a longer-than-a-glance look at today's title, and the first thing that popped into my head is...

    "... Late December, back in '63..."

    One of those songs that tug on the heartstrings, bringing back a flood of memories from the mid-to-late 70's! Mahalo, ST, for the walk back in time! Always fun to reminisce!


  132. Shoko:

    Good showing for Kap again. Alex not looking too happy. Don't blame him. No one likes losing his spot.

  133. d1shima:


  134. Shoko:

    Time to prep the traditional Sunday BBQ.

  135. ai-eee-soos:

    Alex should be happy - he made plenty kala the last 6 years.

    Will make plenty more if the Niners resign him.

  136. Derek:

    I believe Colin Kaepernick has the "it" factor. The 49er coaches know this. He is a playmaker and he is showing he is making big plays. Harbaugh is playing him now so that he is getting lots of game experience. By playoff time, he should be well tested under real fire. Alex Smith is a valuable member of the team. You need 2 good QBs just in case one goes down. The Niners are in good shape. Brandon Jacobs is now ready. LaMichael James is just waiting for his chance too. First round draft pick A.J. Jenkins can't even smell the game, but he too is ready. The Niners are loaded.

    Chizik, O'Brien, Tedford, John L. smith, are all gone. Is Leach next.

  137. ai-eee-soos:

    Got 4 SEC HC jobs open.

    Lots of opportunities.

    and, oh yeah, Idaho is open for the guys who wanted the Hawaii job.

    heh heh.

  138. Wes'side Warrior:

    Bruddah Kekoa...

    Left you a message on facebook, when you get a chance. Sorry it's late. But I sometimes inadvertently fall back to "local" time, after being crazy busy for any extended length of time. Need to rest and recharge! Get well!

  139. 3-Prong:

    Watching the Kahuku/ Punahou replay. Physical high school ball. These teams should be ranked higher nationally. Doubt that mainland teams can match the pounding.

  140. d1shima(Galaxy 'd):


  141. Warrior Dave:

    Not sold yet on Kaepernick. Defense bailed out the offense with 2 pick 6's. Kaepernick's problem in college was throwing the long ball with touch. U tip I see several of those, this juror is undecided.

    See the players run out got me pumped up before the game. Small change, great outcome. Wish they continue this practice going forward. My wish list for next year is the return on names on jerseys. Need to build the fan base with fans being able to identify with the players.

  142. jeezy33:

    Might be the best recruit in the past 5 years!

  143. jeezy33:

    Tulimasealii > Pagano hands down!!!

  144. d1shima(Galaxy 'd):


    It's the speed. Speed kills....

  145. ai-eee-soos:

    Welcome to Waianae High defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii. !!!

  146. Stephen Tsai:

    Jeezy is on board. I'm sold, too.
    The buzz is a Wily recruit might be next.

  147. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    What a good sleep after last night's victory. I really wanted them to make up for the loss last season at UNLV. Warriors really stunk that night, why?, don't know but it left a bad taste in the mouth. Waited for this one and they did it! Kept yelling for Schroeder to "let it go!" when he was looking for a receiver. Luckily the O Line held for the most part. UNLV looked like us up to this point in the season. How did they beat AFA and New Mexico??? We looked so good... Thanks, Warriors! SSG S. Hesch was also a highlight. His renditions of patriotic songs was most inspiring. He sang it like it was supposed to be sung and not all the fancy crap some singers try to infuse because they lack the vocal chops. SSG Hesch can sing!!

  148. ai-eee-soos:

    ... Looooking good !!!

  149. jeezy33:

    Can we get Ualesi Sale and Titus Failauga next?

  150. Chicken Grease:

    "I'm happy I'm going to be a Warrior," Tulimasealii said. "It's a good day for me and my family."

    God bless this guy. Watch for his name. Terrific. Welcome!!!

  151. kapakahi:

    Awesome that Kennedy wants to stay home!

    Now just gotta care of business in the classroom and with testing....so that it's a different storyline from a couple of other former State Defensive POYs from Waianae HS.

  152. RedZone:

    ST just made my day.

    Welcome Kennedy!!!!!!!!!

  153. HEINEKEN:


    Sale is down to UH & Utah

    personally know the kid. Also holds offers from Kansas & SDSU

    He is not interested in SDSU but will take the visit.

  154. HEINEKEN:

    Wow ST throwing it that Wily may commit also!!!!

    Damn Im excited

  155. Kevin:

    This is huge. (Thats what she said)

    Seriously. Wow.

  156. ai-eee-soos:

    yup ...... Looooking good !!!

  157. kapakahi:


    JMHO that Sale could be a perfect hybrid DE for Warriors in TK's defensive alignments and schemes.

    Just like the DT position being a big need area in recruiting, JMHO that so is the hybrid DE spot. With Paipai gone after this season.....and Tavita Woodard and Jordan Pu'u-Robinson seniors next season.....and former signee & potential JC transfer Quenton Brown's status is still uncertain, that depth at the hybrid DE spot is looking a little thin next season.

    JMHO that Sale would probably be in the mix of the competition at that hybrid DE spot.

  158. Wes'side Warrior:

    Welcome, Kennedy!!!

    I'm wondering...

    Maybe the two happiest in the lockers were happy, because we just got a glimpse of our future, when everyone is on the same page of music! Granted, there were mistakes and several near-INT's, and we still need to open up better holes for our RB's, but consistently moving the chains is oh so sweet! And shoring up our defense is always a plus!

    USC in da hale next year! Getting excited already! Plus, we're playing for the Commander's Cup next year too! Oh sorry, getting TOO excited!

  159. Warrior Dave:

    Time to fill the cupboards Coaches!!!

  160. ai-eee-soos:

    Chad Owens ....


  161. koakane ip5:

    late afternoon gangie

    congrats again to warrior men fballers

    was is the story with the NCAA vball committee? wahines deserve better no respect. battle with vevgence

    my brother is recovering and is stable mahalo for asking grease

  162. Kevin:

    What sale? Macy's?

  163. Derek:

    I wonder Tulimasealii was named after Presidemt John Kennedy, or maybe Kennedy Cortez. I agree, Chow should go back to having the names on the jersey. Chow, be democratic, ask the players. Are you a conservative Repunlican? This is the 21st century.

  164. papajoe2:

    Yup, Chad Owens team is a champion! Congratulations Chad Owens and Toronto!

  165. laulau head:

    Warrior win...big time commit...Chad Owens a champ...life is good

  166. Bryson:

    Great Execution last night in all 3 aspects of the game...Happy for our guys getting that loss monkey off their back...

  167. Rodney:

    So happy for the players!!!!!!!
    Nice job Chow on latest recruit!!
    It's the process everyone!!
    We will get there!!!!!

  168. wafan:


    This was a good weekend.

  169. kapakahi:


    Pretty good bet that he's named after JFK.....since his cousin (who plays RB/DE/LB for West Anchorage HS, Alaska) is named Lincoln.


  170. Pauoa Boy:

    Das a huge get right thurr. Tulimasealii is a beast and would definitely help bolster the DLine. Samia, Friel, and now Kennedy could do some damage. I think Kennedy is up there with Savaiianaea as being the top prospect in the state. Pagano is mean too but Tulimaseali'i is a menace.

    Congrats to my bruddah Chad Owens for winning the CFL Grey Cup Championship. Record breaking season, CFL Most Outstanding player, and now a CFL Champion! The other team focused on locking him down but he still got a TD and had a nice return in the game.

  171. Garret:

    Welcome to the Warriors Kennedy Tulimasealii! Wow, he is a *huge* commit for the coaching staff! Tulimasealii is an example of a top local recruit who everybody will want and the UH coaches have a chance to get--they worked hard and convinced him that UH was the best choice for him.

    HUGE. It is hard to imagine a bigger commit for the Warriors in a long time when you factor in the need at the position and the timing of the commit...hopefully a pied piper effect will happen and this commit will help many others choose UH.

  172. Garret:

    Congratulations to Chad Owens! I've been posting about him here since he first tried out for the CFL and have enjoyed following him since he started at UH. All of his sacrifices and hard work sure have paid off.

  173. d1shima:

    ComeBackers from Boulder?


  174. Garret:

    This is an amazing turnaround...going from NO bowl games since 1972 to a decent chance at a BCS bowl game!

    The Golden Flashes are No. 17 in the BCS standings and just five spots away from earning the non-AQ automatic berth. This is unprecedented because this is a Kent State program that is going to its first bowl game since 1972.


  175. kapakahi:

    With the DT position still a need area for recruiting, wonder if UH also looking at Kailua's Jeremiah Taleni.


  176. RedZone:

    I am hoping for Titus to commit.

  177. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Impressive get by Hawaii. Welcome to the "War Zone" Kennedy!

  178. d1shima:

    ...that poor dog


  179. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Robert KeKaula is losing it on Inside Access. Lol

  180. Warrior Dave:

    Kekaula cracks me up.

  181. A-House:

    Pauoa Boy:

    saw your cross street nighbor run the ball last night - he plays behind their #1 RB

    somehow he does not seem as quick/fast as a senior in high school

  182. Derek:

    Sterling Jackson is a senior. Wily can take his spot on the team if he sins on. Lakalaka moving up the depth chart. Iosefa is a sr. next season, Gregort will be a soph. Reload. We also need a 4.3 receiver.

  183. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Would be cool to see Joe Onosai as a hon. captain as well.

  184. Chicken Grease:

    jm2375 (iPad):
    November 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    sorry for the double post.

    Given the subject matter, jm2375, you can't say what you did enough.

    Say it's time, get all "minimum" regarding NCAA presence for women's volleyball here on out. Do the bare minimum when their officials come down here when it comes to women's volleyball. Their hotels, cars getting comped when UH don't have to do it? That should end. They need somethin' from UH? Give it to 'em the last possible minute. Question, question, question every NCAA request. Don't make it easy for 'em.

    Send the fu(kin' message. Stugatz and vaffanculo to you, NCAA.

  185. PowderPuff:

    Wow, did everyone hear Robert talk about the Awards Luau at the end of "Inside Access?" Make your plans to join us next Sunday evening...it's going to be a great night of celebration for our Warriors. Call the Nā Koa Office at (808) 956-4513 tomorrow....and here's the flyer: http://nakoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2012-Na-Koa-Luau-Flyer.pdf. Tickets are $50, half of last year's per person cost!

  186. papajoe2:

    a Grease, that's what I was thinking about, taking the NCAA people to dinners, and other comps. If they are here, just let them enjoy the place and the people. Nuff kissing their butts. We get no respect from them anyway.

  187. kev-1:

    I thought Iosefa was only a Soph this year.

    Have to echo what everyone has already said . . .

    Great recruit! Great win for Chad Owens! Great weekend!

  188. kev-1:

    You know what the Wahine V-ball team needs to do? Go out there and give everybody lickens! They get disrespected every year at seeding time. How about smacking everybody around and bringing home that title to stick it to the NCAA!

  189. Derek:

    USC will get an inexperienced QB next season. Robert Woods might opt for the NFL draft. Silas Redd gone. Safety McDonald gone too. Wonder if Lane Kiffen will survive. It was not a good season for the Trojans. 7-5 is bad for a program like that. Our Warriors will have some confidence.

  190. mo808:

    Great news that Kennedy Tulimasealii wants to be a Warrior! Welcome to the Warriors Kennedy!

  191. madeinhawaii:

    Yep.... Bess had a career day today, too...


  192. Bugaz:

    Awesome news about Kennedy!!!

  193. PONO:

    What great news about Kennedy. Thank you for choosing to play for the home team. Get a couple more bruddahs on baord with you and this could be a special class.

  194. koakane:


  195. koakane:

    shame the way NCAA has treated the whine vball team

  196. koakane:

    how's everyone, finally recovering from the warrior men win?

  197. Ben A Lurker:

    holy crap
    #25 San Jose State is on the BCS rankings after beating Louisiana State.
    Wow. Talk about a turn around. & La Tech has been going great too.

    San Jose St. 52, Louisiana Tech 43

    Louisiana Tech
    (9-3, 4-2 WAC)

    San Jose St
    (10-2, 5-1 WAC)


  198. koakane:

    congrats to chad and his up country team :smile:

  199. koakane:


  200. Stephen Tsai:

    Know some of those names being tossed out today?
    Yep. UH visited them.
    They hit up nine homes today.

  201. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Any updates on how the Florida recruiting is going?

  202. d1shima:

    Florida recruits hard

  203. BigWave96744:

    Kapakahi, re 158 and the hybrid DE/LB I'm looking forward to seeing former LB Poly & UCLA stud Iuta Tepa

  204. gobows:

    105 game jerseys for auction? that's bull, i only counted fifty something suited up at the game. i don't know what kind style that where half the team no suit up for a home game. seems ridiculous for the guys to practice all week and then they don't get to have the honor of suiting up with the team. i know get injured players, but to have around 50 players not suited up is questionable. look strange when the visiting team get more players than the home team.

  205. kapakahi:


    Re: 203. Yup.....forgot about Tepa. BUT would still be nice to get Sale.

  206. iwonderwhytheyhateme:


    Great to hear. I hope we land some from the sunshine state. Demorest was excited about creating a pipeline.

  207. kapakahi:

    #182 & 187,

    Both Joey and Lister will be redshirt juniors next season.

    No doubt that Wily would be a great RB get for the Warrior 2013 Signing Class!

    JMHO that Crusader RB Adam Noga (nephew of Niko, Al, Pete & George) should draw consideration from Warriors as possible Class of 2014 RB prospect. Just gotta work on resolving some ball security issues....like Joey is doing.

  208. gobows:

    ncaa selection committee is a bunch of crack addicts. how the hell does kentucky (20-10, 4th in sec) get seeded #16 and not hawaii (25-2). if kentucky deserved it, then why the hell is florida at 25-4 (beat kentucky 2x) seeded #14. the 4th place sec team gets seeded, but not the 2nd and 3rd place teams. and the kicker is louisville seeded #10. wtf? louisville hasn't beaten anybody significant. they lost to penn state, texas, and notre dame all at home. the big east is a weak volleyball conference period.

  209. manoa#1:

    According to his dad wiley is leaning more to join mariota up in duck country.

  210. Derek:

    Tyler Taumua wouldn't be bad. Hope he can qualify.

  211. kapakahi:


    FYI....Taumua was a frequent attendee at Warrior weekday afternoon practices this past Spring.

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  214. wafan:

    Good morning!

  215. mo808:

    Good Monday Morning All!

  216. duffer:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  217. maddog50:

    Congrats to Kennedy on his choice....won't regret it. It is OK to be excited about this weeks past win....the alternative----had enough of that. The spirit will burn bright for the coming months and this weeks game....get healthy, get talented and get on with it.

  218. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Well, that was a terrific weekend. Let's do it again! :-)


    btw, mo808, I can't take credit for that...I just filling in for Ronnie! ;-)

  219. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Great news about Tulimasealii! Can't wait to see him in a Warrior uniform. Throw in Kahuku O-line commit Wa'a and we've picked up the top two Big Boys outta this year's class. If the rumors about Wily are true, that would give the Warriors three of the state's top recruits!

  220. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mornin' d1, maddog and duffer!

  221. 3-Prong:

    208 gobows: actually they are not drug addicts, I will bet you that if you analyze selection committee membership it will actually make a lot of sense. Why else would Big 10 teams get free rides to the Final 4 year after year while they make Hawaii have to go through the gauntlet to get anywhere. Its very political. Remember USC last year?

  222. d1shima:

    Two recent (808) HS'ers win awards at UofO. Hopefully, Tulimasealii"s commit starts a trend that keeps the best here!

    Senior linebacker Michael Clay, as well as redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota, were honored as the University of Oregon’s Most Outstanding Players at the school’s annual football awards reception Sunday afternoon in the Club at Autzen in Autzen Stadium.

    In addition, freshman defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was honored with the Len Casanova Award, given to the Ducks’ first-year player who best exemplifies the athletic ideals and inspiration of the University’s former head coach and athletic director, Len Casanova.


  223. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Transcripts of the NCAA Women's Volleyball seeding meetings should be made availabe to the public. This is just shameful! Someone from that group owes Hawai'i an explanation at least!

  224. 3-Prong:

    DPK: yes, as Shoji said in the post selection interview" its not a transparent process". That's an understatement.

  225. Manoa:

    Great game-- took my former neighbor, an all conference player in college, and his houseguest, a former college and NFL assistant with family in Hawaii.

    We saw all the changes that Chow has made to the offense to open it up-- all the fans asking for a wide open offense got it on Saturday. Chow ran 4 and 5 receiver sets much of the game, ran the tight ends as receivers instead of blockers, ran adjusting routes similar to the run and shoot, ran Schroeder out of the shotgun and the pistol instead of under center-- even at the 8 yard line, ran a spread formation most of the game, ran the backs out as receivers instead of blockers, ran running plays to the outside and off tackle instead of just the middle, had the backs cutting back on runs, ran the wildcat with Iosefa handing off and Schroeder and Stutz as lead blockers!! Ran Mike Edwards on a sweep to the outside-- there is your outside run. Ran two trick plays in the flea flicker and the swinging gate/muddle huddle. Adjusted the trap and zone blocking to make them more effective (still need to block the linebackers and safeties better-- so close, but a touch off on timing).

    Chow was reborn-- he was on the sideline without a headset for much of the game, so even the play calling was changes. Cannot say the man does not make changes.

  226. Shoko:

    Morning folks!

  227. Pomai:

    Just looked at all the jersey's up for auction and as of now #13 Justin Clapp is leading all, high bed is now $610.00, must be a proud dad bidding that high :) coming in at second is #42 Paipai Falemalu at $500.00. Looks like an average of #300.00 a shirt.

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