Held up by red tape

November 27th, 2012
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Former Warrior defensive back Richard Torres and Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn are top candidates to join the Warriors as graduate-assistant coaches in January.

The holdup, as with most things involving UH, is the procedure.

While a GA has the same financial value as a player — scholarship that includes tuition, school expenses and a monthly stipend — in the view of the school, it is considered a job. And like all campus jobs, HR and other departments are involved. If Bill Parcells decided he wanted to be a UH GA, well, please fill out an application and bring proper ID and references.

This year, the NCAA granted schools up to four on-field GAs. The Warriors have three — Inoke Funaki, Daniel Bukarau and Jared Vanderbeek. Oliva Vea is a graduate assistant in the video department.

Funaki fulfills the NCAA limit of three seasons at the end of this semester.

UH also is expected to create a fourth position for an on-field GA.

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His left wrist is puffy but not broken, and thus tight end Ryan Hall is expected to play in Saturday's season-finale against South Alabama.

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Quarterback Sean Schroeder, who has experienced back spasms, will resume practicing today.

187 Responses to “Held up by red tape”

  1. d1shima:

    Foist!

    The more GA's, the merrier I always say...


  2. d1shima:

    O Master of the buried lead....

    Parcells, eh? ;-)


  3. d1shima:

    heheheh...


  4. d1shima:

    Good news about Hall and Schroeder.

    Going into Saturday with all "options" available....


  5. haka:

    Heal up Warriors!

    May the snow of mauna kea grace the valley walls of manoa,
    as al's birdies sing a song of confirmation!

    AVALANCHE!

    Go Warriors!


  6. Chee Hoo:

    Top 3! d1shima has the first 4 slots..no fair!


  7. Wes'side Warrior:

    Always red tape, especially when dealing with Manoa!

    Howzit, Gang!

    Richard Torres has such an infectious personality. If I didn't know better, I'd think my wife was smitten by him! After we first met him following a Georgia Force game, she kept repeating how awesome it would be for our oldest daughter to meet him! Hahaha!


  8. jm2375 (iPad):

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Is it Saturday yet?


  9. jm2375 (iPad):

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Is it Saturday yet?


  10. d1shima:

    Chee Hoo! ;-)


  11. Wes'side Warrior:

    Heal up, Warriors!

    If last week was a glimpse of what may be...

    With lots of hard work off-season, and more "gelling" between QB and receivers, etc... next year may be a real fun year! Can't wait to be back home to take it all in!


  12. d1shima:

    Watching "The Experts" on the U.

    Talking about the coaching carousel. Brutal life.


  13. Wes'side Warrior:

    Big PowerBall coming up...

    And if no one hits, it may grow to between 600-700 Million!!!

    But let's not get that far. I've got the winning ticket already. Just waiting for the numbers to be drawn!


  14. haka:

    Congrats to the Wahine & Coach Dave!

    Hawaii junior hitter Emily Hartong was named player of the year and Dave Shoji shared coach of the year with Long Beach State's Brian Gimmillaro when the Big West Conference awards were announced today.

    Joining Hartong on the 16-member first team were junior setter Mita Uiato, sophomore hitter Jane Croson and freshman middle Jade Vorster.

    Vorster was also named to the all-freshman team. UC Santa Barbara libero Taylor Formico was named freshman of the year.

    The Big West did not selected a second team.

    Cal State Northridge junior hitter Mahina Haina, an 'Iolani graduate, was named honorable mention.

    A Rainbow Wahine has now earned conference player of the year honors for the past 18 seasons, dating back to Angelica Ljundquist in 1995. Lundquist was the 1995 Big West player of the year and the 1996 Western Athletic Conference player of the year.

    This was the 13th coach of the year honors for Shoji, the winningest active coach in Division I women's volleyball (1,102-183-1).

    Hawaii opens the NCAA Tournament Friday against Santa Clara in Seattle.


  15. Independent Thinker:

    Tsai, any word from the players about whether Skippa talking to them made a difference?


  16. Shoko:

    CUSA took another hit in terms of conference alignment. East Carolina and Tulsa are expected to join Big East in 2014 according to sources.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8682572/tulane-join-big-east-conference-all-sports-east-carolina-join-just-football-sources-said


  17. Shoko:

    Sorry, that should be Tulane, instead of Tulsa.


  18. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    I think the whole UH administration is a bit "gun shy" of late. Since College Hill is not being used, why not have one of the deans or chancellor use it. UH is paying to keep it "warm" even though it stands empty.


  19. koakane:

    morning :cool: 808 sun is burning now but looking good

    forgot to add congrats to UH first warrior to earn pow honors JHT adding EH named poy for BW vball, junior setter MU, sophomore hitter JC, freshman middle JV all first team and finally da coy DS

    sending mana to all vball wahines as they begin their arduous :wink: journey twords the 2012 championship starting in seattle.


  20. Shoko:

    Ellis Johnson fired after first season (0-12) with Southern Miss. Has a 2.1 million buyout disbursed over the next three seasons.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8682876/ellis-johnson-fired-coach-southern-mississippi-golden-eagles-following-0-12-season


  21. al:

    in all fairness...those of you who were throwing schroeder under the bus should at least man up and applaude his efforts in the unlv game.

    he did show that when given the time and some open receivers he is the best we have at delivering the ball on time. there were about 4-5 catchable balls that were mishandled too. otherewise his numbers would have been glorious.

    ...and besides i'll bet that none of you would be still standing after the beating he took (again).


  22. Shoko:

    Yep, Schroeder is definitely tough dude and shows alot of grit.


  23. kev-1:

    al,

    Although I don't consider myself as throwing him under the bus, I am one who wanted a QB change for ineffectiveness. And yes, I did applaud his performance and said positive things about him after the game.

    Yes he has taken a beating. And yes he played much better. He looked fresh and seemed to be throwing better. But I do still think that he holds on to the ball a bit too long in some situations. But much props to him for how he rebounded.

    Back spasms? Those suck. I have had that before.

    And NO. I would not be able to stand after taking a beating like he has taken. But then again, I am not a collegiate football player with pads on either. So the comparison is irrelevant.

    Better?


  24. Former UH Athlete:

    Man, I had to look twice... I thought I saw we had a serial killer (or once famous actor) on the GA roster for a second.


  25. Bryson:

    Al,

    I give credit where credit is due SS had a decent game and yes there were catchable balls that were dropped but there were also about the same amount of possible int's that were dropped by UNLV players so in all fairness Iets look at all aspects of the whole game...


  26. Shoko:

    In addition to BE's invite to Tulane and ECU, BYU was also offered an invite but was turned down.


  27. Stephen Tsai:

    Skippa Diaz's presence had an impact. He was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer a couple of years ago and he had a heart attack a couple of months ago. But he's defied the medical odds. The man is inspiring.
    I've told this story before, but one year Bob Wagner had an extra scholarship. He called Skippa and said he could give it to any Farrington player he wished. Diaz chose Randall Okimoto. Okimoto played a little at UH, but more importantly, earned a degree, then decided to go back to Farrington to teach and coach.
    Circle of life.
    Skippa understood that better than anybody.


  28. DoubleB:

    I have gone to every home game and the QB play is less than stellar. Schroeder holds on to the ball too long... And he does miss open receivers. The D played very well. Grimes was impressive on one play he made up alot of ground on a screen to stop what would have been a huge gain.


  29. Shoko:

    WAC adds Grand Canyon University.

    Grand Canyon will become the sixth member of the conference in 2013-14, joining California State University, Bakersfield; the University of Idaho; New Mexico State University; Seattle University and Utah Valley University.


  30. gobows:

    #29 will that be a new div II conference or is that a div III conference?


  31. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Dave Shoji and the Wahine!


  32. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos!!! Hope all have a great day!!!

    ST, just hearing about Skippa's battles is inspiring.


  33. gobows:

    #27 okimoto was exceptionally strong, way stronger than strong weightlifters. believe he easily benched over 4 plates (405+), that would make him the strongest on recent warrior teams.


  34. Former UH Athlete:

    Shoko,

    What?!? Grand Canyon is joining WAC? Holy crap... Maybe University of Phoenix is next. Or maybe ITT.

    The WAC just needs to be abolished already. The only hope for the WAC is to merge with C-USA, but the C-USA probably doesn't want 2/3 of the WAC schools.


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  36. maui warrior:

    RE: No 28 DoubleB,

    Do you feel others on the roster can perform better than SS? I think with the pass protection and route running(getting open), SS has done all that we could ask of him.....He does hold it long, but that maybe due to other things he sees on the field that we don't...


  37. Shoko:

    30. Grand Canyon University has an enrollment of little over 6k students. So, could go either way (DI or DII).


  38. haka:

    Skippa spoke of representation. Family, school, community and state. And as he demonstrates daily, to never, ever, give up. You felt his words like his handshake...strong and from the heart. When he speaks, he always makes a difference.


  39. Shoko:

    34. Or the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute of America.


  40. DoubleB:

    @ 36 Maui warrior: I said QB play is less than stellar... All QB play. Don't get me wrong the WR have dropped their share of balls but there were opportunities for interceptions that UNLV missed. I love and support the team but I can hardly wait for Graham and Woolsey.


  41. DoubleB:

    And when Schroeder has time he uses every second... To a fault. He is tough though.


  42. Shoko:

    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has filed a lawsuit against Maryland seeking full payment of the $50 million exit fee for announcing a move to the Big Ten.'

    This sounds like the typical protocol when a conference loses a member. It's similar to when the WAc filed a lawsuit against Fresno State and Nevada when they said they were bailing.


  43. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    #21 - Ayyyyyymen Brother! They should let Schroeder keep his Wounded Warrior jersey! j/k... kudos to all of our Warriors who have battled through injuries this season!

    And I agree - funny how the "Monku Mafia" (includes sock puppets) disappear after a win, and only seem to dance when it rains...

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  44. Shoko:

    Mark Stoops, Florida State DC, hired as Kentucky head coach.


  45. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey maui warrior! :)

    Howz you? Good to see you here! Hows da family?


  46. haka:

    I think the underlying message is to believe in what Coach Chow and staff are building. It will come together if we stick together. It will not come without bumps and bruises, but the road to success will be paved if everyone stays on the team bus instead of throwing people under it.


  47. Shoko:

    Correction:
    BYU was not offered an invite, according to BE commish Aresco.

    Mental note: Don't always believe whats posted on Twitter.


  48. Stephen Tsai:

    Grand Canyon should join the Mountain Pacific in men's volleyball.


  49. Stephen Tsai:

    Growing pains aren't always pretty, but I think a player's best years are as a junior and senior.
    To see the young guys on offense get so many reps against good competition will only help in the future. Take Blake Muir, for instance. His footwork is improving, and he's catching up to the speed of game. You can't simulate that in practice. He's not there yet, but he will be very good. It took Adrian Thomas four years to get that kind of game experience. Muir is getting it as a freshman in his second year at UH.


  50. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I'd like to see this huge TV deal that the Big LEast is supposed to get.

    Of the 13 members, 9 are former CUSA, 2 MWC, and 1 MAC...I guess their value was absurdly undervalued in their former conferences. (-_-)

    Oh must be the magic mumbo jumbo vodoo in the name of a conference that gives the teams higher value. Can the MWC just buy the PAC 10 name and get a billion dollars in TV deals? Sounds good to me.


  51. Stephen Tsai:

    Trouble with Twitter is there's no nah-nah-nah button. On Facebook you can delete or edit. On Twitter, the Kardashians can't take back what they tweeted.


  52. Shoko:

    51. True.

    Didn't notice, but GCU's men's volleyball is the only sport that plays at the DI level.


  53. Stephen Tsai:

    I learned that the hard way when I tried to send a tweet to Tila Tequila and I ended up sending it out to everyone.


  54. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    #27 - Stephen~

    Re: Coach Skippa -
    Had the pleasure and honor of working with him a couple of years @ Farrington a few years. Simply put, what a magnificent human being. Had the handshake (think of your hand being crushed by a glove of stones) and the priveledge of his friendship. We were blessed to be able to put together a highlight vid for his team which won the OIA East - a team which included former Governor/Rainbow Warrior/Steeler great Taase Faumui. All the players got copies of the vid, and were very grateful and humble.

    The only thing bigger than Skippa's body was his heart - he taught special needs students as well as being a devoted, hard working and talented Coach. A truly great guy, the perfect one for the pep talk last Saturday. I am sure his words resonated with the players and the essence of Coach Skippa was evident in the Warriors play.


  55. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    #46 haka -

    +1


  56. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Please delete "a couple of years" in my post above. Wish we could edit here too! :lol:


  57. RS:

    What ever happened to Ashley Lelie?


  58. RedZone:

    So nice to see former UH players on the Pro Bowl ballot.


  59. A-House:

    d1:

    I was "foist", but just did not post my comment!! he, he, he, he------


  60. Moocher:

    Al...
    Agree with you on the way SS was called out so many times and thrown under the bus.

    I was frustrated too and had to be patient-true its not easy. But like many who have played the game also knew how everyone has a role to play EVERY play.

    Finish strong :)


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  64. Slugger:

    Hiyah, gang!

    Done with lunch at Masa's.

    Back to Hi Ho.

    Go WARRIORS!

    Go WAHINE!!!


  65. PowderPuff:

    Who's going to Call the Coach tonight???


  66. Pomai:

    OK my 2¢ on SS, what I have noticed is that when he stays in the pocket his completion rate is not to good, but when he scrambles to either side his completions come up quite a bit, so maybe he needs to have more designed roll outs.


  67. Old School Dave:

    Skippa Diaz is one of a kind. When he was the HC at Farrington, if he heard of any of his players being "lured" or hassled by gang members, he would personally go to Mayor Wright or KPT to have a "talk" with these people. Result - end of problem.


  68. Old School Dave:

    Glad to hear that Blane Gaison (80) cleared up some misinformation regarding the Senior Walk and gave credit to Nelson Maeda (79) who originated the season ending ritual.


  69. madeinhawaii:

    No need to throw anybody under the bus...

    SS has one more game.

    Then it's Taylor or Woolsey... Chances are, SS will be #3 behind those two.
    And if our Oline improves, he will remain there through graduation.


  70. A-House:

    Annodahdave:

    yep, would be great to see "College Hill" used by someone as a residence, but unfortunately, it is the designated residence for UH President.

    What really galls me is that we pay MRC over $400,000 clams a year and she still asks for and receives from the "dummy" UH BOR as extra $6,000 monthly allotment for living in a high rise luxury condo in Waikiki - reportedly because her "partner" is in the wheel chair.

    How stupid is this arrangement? Why can't she use some of her $400,000/yr salary for housing expense. Damn, how many of us must dole out mortgage payments from our monthly salary/income.

    Read with howling laughter how a particular gentlemen blasts the Senate hearings as a direct tool to "damage" the reputation of MRC Greenwood claiming she was not responsible for the "wonder blunder" - someone blamed her directly? or, was she blasted for her responses to questions posed by committee members that caused the up-roar?.


  71. madeinhawaii:

    SS don't even have to graduate, come to think of it.. unless he really wants his masters... he might even opt to transfer to another Uni to finish up his degree. But then, he does have a scholie... medical retirement, anyone?


  72. Warrior Dave:

    On the Sports Animals show yesterday, Reggie Torres said son Richard was headed to UH as a Grad Asst. he was also on Bobby Curran's show and I think he said the same thing.

    Wise decision by Coach Chow.


  73. Former UH Athlete:

    #50,

    that big money TV deal for the Big East is not there anymore. They have no chance now with Rutgers leaving to the Big 10 in a few years and Syracuse is moving to the ACC next year. The schools aren't great football programs but are important for conferences for TV revenue because they are in the New York/New Jersey TV markets. With those two schools leaving, there's no more NY/NJ tv market (the largest market in the US), therefore the Big East loses it's biggest negotiating piece in the tv deals.

    The Big East picks up San Diego (SDSU), Southern Florida (UCF and USF), Boise (BSU), and a sliver of the Dallas market (SMU), but all of these combined don't add up to the loss of the NY/NJ market.


  74. email sender software:

    The subsequent time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can repair for those who werent too busy in search of attention.


  75. Pomai:

    As of right now the total money bid on the Wounded Warrior jerseys is at $18,770.00, they now have a total of 105 jerseys listed. And a few numbers missing?


  76. Independent Thinker:

    Let's put the SS did great taunt from DPK to rest.

    Everyone did a good job this past game, and that is why we won. Hats off to all the young men, and old men, of the UH football program.

    Good playcalling, good running by Iosefa, good blocking, good D. Everyone played better this last outing.


  77. lurker:

    Is Jordan Wynn coming as a GA or QB Coach?

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsutahsports/55280349-59/wynn-chow-coach-quarterbacks.html.csp


  78. madeinhawaii:

    Let's hope we see the solid execution throughout the next game with more improvement all around.


  79. Warrior Dave:

    Hmmmmm...wouldn't surprise me if one day soon, the Big East comes knocking to help fill out their western division.

    We bring the 13th game and good time zone for an evening game for TV.


  80. Stephen Tsai:

    If Wynn is approved he would be a GA.
    Like I've said nobody is approved yet. Red tape.


  81. Independent Thinker:

    As for QBs, truth be told, Higgins played three quarters at high elevation, in near freezing conditions, so considering the conditions under which he performed and how he performed, I would say he did a hell of a job.

    I'd like to see Higgins play three quarters at Aloha Stadium before we make comparisons of the type being suggested by DPK. Right now, it's an apple and an orange comparison. Compare and apple and an apple, not an apple and an orange.

    We saw shroeder play three quarters where everything was clicking - decent blocking, running, catching, playcalling - and where conditions where ideal, not up in the mountains, in near freezing temperatures, at the Aloha stadium, and the UH won.

    I'd like to see Higgins play three quarters at the Aloha S, in these same ideal conditions (basically, minus the high elevation and the difficulty breathing problem and minus the freezing hands and frozen football issue), before comparisons are made.


  82. madeinhawaii:

    Warrior Dave:

    Isn't the Big East about to lose their AQ status? If so, what would be the benefit?


  83. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    #82,

    Lots of frequent flyer miles.


  84. madeinhawaii:

    :-)


  85. Old School Dave:

    Anyone been to Resser Stadium (Oregon State) before? Thinking of attending UH's game up there next season.


  86. al:

    hmmmm. okay.

    ss has shown why he is the number 1 qb for this season. these past two games are evidence.

    true he holds on too long. it is a given and known fact. at least he isn't abandoming the pocket prematurely and he is willing to take a hit for the team. i am sure twenty years from now in the schroeder household sean will be showing highlights of all the hits he took here in hawaii and how he stood up each time to his kids.

    much can be said, but, he is the best we got this year.
    oh, i am also on that same bandwagon of "wait til next year".
    oh, i am also thinking taylor graham. drooling as i speak.
    oh, i am also looking forward to woolsey in the future.
    oh, i am also dying to see aaron zwhalen as well.

    however, for now i say, ss is the best we got, go with it. back him up brothers.

    ...nuff said


  87. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    IT -

    The difference between you and I is that I don't see our posts here as a "you and me" thing, nor do I see the QB situation as a "SS is the best and only QB situation". I think Higgins did a terrific job too, I have mentioned his "spark" in many previous posts. I was merely making a statement about Schroeders' grit and durability and concurring with other posters here.

    I trust the coaches to make the decisions about all starters, plays etc., etc. I'm not second guessing anyone or calling out players or coaches. My job as a fan is to support the team, and you can read many posts of mine praising the team on both sides of the ball.

    Don't put words in my mouth. Your words are yours not mine, and you have plenty to say. As for confrontations - I aint playing. You're free to do what you want. You have your own way of "thinking", I have mine.


  88. kev-1:

    al,

    I agree that we should just roll with him already. But, what do you mean he has proven it the past TWO games? He played well on Sat., but played pretty poorly when he came in last week.


  89. kev-1:

    OH wait, Al, nevermind. You said the past two games are evidence. I understand your point. My fault.


  90. madeinhawaii:

    I like how the plays are being mixed up lately.. More of everything else squeezed in with the pro set stuff. Takes better advantage of the players we have. Mike Edwards on Offense? Who'd a thunk that would happen, eh? Again, taking advantage of your existing talent.

    Defense did a bang up job stopping 14 of 15 third down conversions and put points up on the board, as well. Special teams scored big time, too.

    While winning was great.. being competitive every play of the way was an even better feeling.

    I think the biggest improvements were on Defense and Special teams and that's what sparked the Offense. Let's hope the fire doesn't go out before the season ends.


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  92. Janusz smyczynski:

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  93. Don Weir (We-Ah):

    #18 Annodah Dave
    College Hill underwent a very costly upgrade at the end of the past UH President's tenure.
    Currently, the house is used for VIP receptions as the entire lower floor is dedicated to holding UH functions. The upper floor has the housing functions. The upgrade changed the floor plan of the residence so the housing was one floor only (upper). I am not sure of the total cost for these changes.
    Although I find the housing compensation package for the Office of UH President to be questionable, the building is not ADA compliant. That was the big brouhaha over putting in an elevator in the upgrade; keep the historic quality of the building or change the building to accommodate an elevator and come into compliance with ADA for access to the upper floor.


  94. Manoa:

    Schroeder's performance was due in large part to Chow-- grooming him, yes, but on Saturday, tailoring the offense to him-- put him in shotgun and pistol instead of undercenter giving him more time and better view of the field to make his reads, spreading out the offense to spread the defense and make the blitz easier to read, using four and five receivers in the passing game to give more targets and open receivers in space vacated by another receiver drawing a defender away. Changing the receiver's routes to open them up and give better angles. And giving Schroeder more of a running game to call, including plays to the outside-- even using Edwards to run wide, all of which forces the defense to play honest on running plays instead of waiting for the run up the middle.


  95. madeinhawaii:

    College Hill? Over the past 8 years it has cost UH 2 million dollars or $250,000 per year... AND another $72,000 in housing stipends for MRC to live in an Condo.


  96. WarriorMojo:

    ATTENTION RAINBOWTIQUE AND/OR GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTIONEER:

    It is smart to end the bidding on a Sunday. It is absolutely NOT smart to end all auctions at 8:00 p.m.

    If I miss out on #1 game worn because someone snipes me at the last second, I might bid on the non-game worn #1, but no can since it would have also ended.

    Also, I may be bidding (or trying to snipe) game worn #1, game worn #41, game worn #42, game worn "97 and game worn #99, but I can't monitor all of them if they all end at the same time.


  97. madeinhawaii:

    Right now there is a lot in common between JD and College Hill. Both cost UH over $200K a year... both are for marketing purposes... both currently, however, seem to be simply occupying space. (Nothing against JD..I really like the guy... I hope he does well.)


  98. madeinhawaii:

    WarriorMojo...

    You expected "smart"?


  99. 99club:

    99


  100. madeinhawaii:

    100


  101. madeinhawaii:

    Here's the link to the college hill expenses ... http://www.kaleo.org/news/college-hill-comes-with-a-price-tag/article_402281e8-1670-11e2-8be4-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=story


  102. jm2375 (iPad):

    Mih - there's a lot of costs involved in the upkeep of a historic home. The Girl Scout Council office was in the Waterhouse property in Nuuanu for about 15 yrs, but in the end, it couldn't keep up with the expenses. For a property as large as College Hill, $250K may not be unreasonable.


  103. madeinhawaii:

    jm2375,

    Sad, huh? As a historic property, I'm not so sure that Capital Hill is really that much of a treasure.. especially with the renovations to it's interior.


  104. Independent Thinker:

    DPK, in the words of al, nuff said, about that topic.


  105. LizKauai:

    oldie: would you happen to have a recording of last week's game? :mrgreen:


  106. last word:

    #76IT you said put it to rest
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    #104IT you say nuff again
    care to elaborate?
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  107. maui warrior:

    @Double B-I can understand where you are coming from, can't wait for Graham and woolsey either, hopefully with one more year in the system the oline will develop and the wide receivers will get open cause those qb's redshirting have the potential to be special.......one more game!!! almost can't wait for spring camp to see the rebuilding process continue!


  108. mo808:

    Good Tuesday Afternoon Folks!

    Get well wishes To Ryan & Sean!


  109. RS:

    Old School Dave,

    What questions do you have? I've been to Reser Stadium before. Maybe I can help.


  110. Bugaz:

    If you want all those jerseys just bid high, then no need to monitor


  111. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    IT - 104 ~

    Sounds good my friend. We are ALL Warrior fans here. God bless us all. ;)


  112. WarriorMojo:

    Sigh. What if I have a total budget of $1,500, am willing to pay up to $1,000 for #1, but no more than $350 for any of the others? How should I bid?


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  114. haka:

    Top bids on the jersey's so far are...
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  116. HawaiiMongoose:

    Are any helmets up for bidding? I'm not interested in a jersey but I'd bid on a helmet.


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  120. tommui:

    #94 Manoa: Good coaching by our HC giving SS a "spread" and "moving pocket".

    #81 IT - all he wants is to see what Higgins could do under like condition - i.e. sea level, home crowd, warm weather etc. IT's contention, if I am not mistaken, is the old "scientific" method of trying two things under the same conditions.


  121. Pomai:

    From what I have heard they will only be auctioning off on 10 of the helmets.


  122. madeinhawaii:

    tommui...

    Ah.. but then we'll need Shutter in there as a control, n'est-ce pas?


  123. Old School Dave:

    #109- RS: Regarding Resser Stadium: In general, things like what's the game day atmosphere? Seating for visiting team's fans? Parking around the stadium (If I do go, I'll be driving from Seattle)? Places to eat around there, etc.

    Thanks!!


  124. Keleguen Binadu:

    Hey ST! Saw this on your twitter, "With Schroeder out, Higgins is taking all the snaps."

    Schroeder hurt?


  125. Joe Shmo:

    If UH only has 3 on-field GA's, what is Lance Samuseva and Ashley Lelie's role? How is this meet NCAA standards? I've seen them on the field at games, what about practices?


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  127. wafan:

    Reser Stadium.

    Typical college game day atmosphere. Not much parking close-by. The last time UH played there we parked in a field - that would be UGLY if it had rained. The tickets we had were up in the corner; and I do mean up. Sun was on us the entire game. Wood or metal bleachers I do not recall. Just that my butt hurt after awhile.

    Definitely you will want to car pool if possible.

    Crowd is nice. No alcohol inside. Halftime crowd rushes out to drink then re-enter at 3rd quarter. You can take in a filled water bottle -- WITH A CAP!


  128. Kevin:

    Biding.. my time until the time is right...

    Got my eye on the game worn jersey from everyone's favorite QB this season.


  129. Stephen Lamance:

    I was searching Google when I came across your website after several pages of search results. You could get a lot more traffic if you were ranked higher in the search engines. I had a similar problem with my website until I found a company that helped me. Take a look at http://venueseo.com/7-day-free-trial/. I saw more traffic to my website during their free trial period and it really picked up after that. Imagine how much more popular your site could be!


  130. JLo:

    Stephen Tsai you metion you have the turkey bowl stats and were going to use them in pregame show ? Inside Access I thought they said that was the last one ? Ohh you mean the pay pre veiw show ? Will you post them after the show? Can I email you for them?


  131. JLo:

    Any way I think thats a great idea Stephen for people on outer island see whats coming up and fires up the new recruits! GOOD JOB loved all the Inside Editions stories you did!


  132. wafan:

    Nytal!


  133. hossana:

    Before talking about who you want for QB etc....what UH needs desperately are LINEMEN.....big, physical, agile, linemen that can move and block....that was their biggest weakness this year...yeah, everybody blamed the QB for this 'n that but the line was the biggest weakness and I think the coaches recognized this and had better get their okole in recruiting tough, physical players that can play on the offensive and defensive lines....the previous coaching staff was definitely negligent, I repeat, definitely negligent in recruiting and developing linemen and the new coaching staff had to do with what they had and injuries on the offensive and defensive line did not help, either.......


  134. madeinhawaii:

    hossana,

    Historically, we groom our linemen we don't reload... so that means if they aren't already here, they won't be ready by next season. Maybe one or two backups from the JuCo ranks to fill in the depth chart, but starters? Only if we are extremely lucky.


  135. kapakahi:

    Inoke did an awesome job in his 3 years as GA, while Richard will be great replacement.

    JMHO that always good to have former Warriors (who may also happen to be former Red Raiders).

    BTW Ashley is a volunteer....like former Warrior (and Farrington Gov) DT Lance Samuseva.


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  137. madeinhawaii:

    Schroeder out due to back spasms... owcheee!


  138. madeinhawaii:

    of today's practice.. I mean..


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  140. d1shima:

    from G+

    The Reser crowd is much quieter than Autzen, and the facility has no character. It's like a metal high school grandstand, except bigger.

    Being an Oregon Duck ticket holder, I have just not been very impressed with this stadium or the noise of the fans. Just always suprised how fans 30 miles away can make so much more noise. Go Ducks!

    https://plus.google.com/110318151606257508805/about?gl=US&hl=en-US


  141. d1shima:

    ...and the Hilton across the street is sold out! :evil:


  142. Shoko:

    Interesting interview with O-line coach Chris Wiesehan on the Call the Coachs Show. He's a good speaker that will help him in recruiting, however still waiting on his ability to develop the players. Guess we'll find out next season.


  143. d1shima:

    Only passed thru Corvallis once in mid-October on a non-game day. The weather was cool and clear that morning.

    I've been to a few other games in OR in the fall and in early September and chances are pretty good that an afternoon game will be hot and sunny.

    We may be going up for the game but will likely stay on the coast or further up the Yamhill Valley (North on Hwy 99) and take our chances driving in on game day.


  144. d1shima:

    Come on (808)...Support!

    http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/nissan/heisman/2012/ballot/voteHeisman


  145. greenthumb:

    Thanks for the ESPN link. The names aren't in alphabetical order, either by first or last name. Wonder if they rotate or something....


  146. Old School Dave:

    Mahalo to everyone for the info on Resser Stadium. Always enjoy taking road trips when on the continent.


  147. Bugaz:

    Birdies are awfully quiet. Hope to soon hear more great recruits committing to be Warriors.


  148. Bugaz:

    Wasn't Reeve Koehler our very first recruit offered for this class?


  149. Bugaz:

    Warrior coaches still pursuing him?


  150. Shoko:

    I voted for Manti, but I heard that whoever wins the fan support ballot, that only accounts for one point. And from I've seen, Johnny Football is waaaay ahead of the pack.


  151. azwarrior22:

    I won't vote for the Heisman; none of these guys play for UH. That's like me voting for someone from ASU or UA because I live in Arizona. Unless they play for the home team, I don't really care. Manti plays and represents Notre Dame and if I'm a Notre Dame fan, then I would care. But I'm a UH Warrior fan, so don't care.


  152. Shoko:

    Arkansas is reported to have offered Les Miles of LSU the head coaching job.

    ACC is expected to vote on invitation of Louisville to conference.


  153. madeinhawaii:

    From Call the Coach, it looks like we only have 13 scholarships to offer. That's not enough to fill the holes and create the depth everyone wants.


  154. Bugaz:

    13 total, or 13 after the commitments already given?


  155. Shoko:

    Doesn't really matter if Manti or whoever wins the fan vote. As I said, its only one point and Manziel is way ahead of the polls. The online vote tells only one thing, and thats who won the popular vote in the online voting poll.


  156. Shoko:

    13 scholies available next year.


  157. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Healing energy to our ailing Warriors!


  158. Shoko:

    Of course, that doesn't include the players that might transfer or quit the team.


  159. SteveM:

    expat & azwarriors22/b> -- long time.... :)


  160. Shoko:

    Did Lelie get his degree?


  161. AdmrVt:

    RE: #155 -- IF the reported commitments are correct, then there are only 4 or 5 scholies left. Yet, they keep offering.


  162. Shoko:

    From what I heard from Wiesehan, they offer to more kids than they have scholies to offer. In case some verbals change their minds.


  163. Shoko:

    Tomorrow is JD's interview with Cal State Fullerton. Wish him luck.


  164. WarriorMojo:

    ST, what time will the Warrior Walk take place this week? Haven't made it all season, so want to catch this one. Might have to get there early though since the Senior Walk is also scheduled.


  165. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    WM.

    Get there around 3:40 to be sure.


  166. Chicken Grease:

    How about the sports writers' walk? ;)


  167. Kapahulukine:

    Don't count on Taylor or Woolsey being in the driver's seat just yet.

    There have been many coaching changes, and many recruits might be changing their minds. Or bench-riding studs in the Big Ten, SEC, PAC 12 might not be happy with chaotic leadership changes. UH has a history of poaching talent.

    UH will also be trolling for the talented disciplinary issues from other schools. Our most successful pro receiver Davone Bess was a reject from OSU. Colt. We might end up with some unexpected new faces come spring time.

    In fact, if I were Chow's recruiters I'd be


  168. Kapahulukine:

    ... making some calls.


  169. 3-Prong:

    d1: Mrs & I have been voting for #5. winner gets Nissan's vote correct?


  170. kev-1:

    Notre Dame fan or not, Manti Teo deserves that trophy. His story and his play have lifted my spirits all year.


  171. RS:

    Old School Dave,

    Looks like i'm late to the party.

    Wafan pretty much covered everything. Reser is about the same size as Aloha stadium in terms of capacity, but the crowd a heck of a more active. You shouldn't have to worry about heckling. The student section runs primarily from about section 114 to section 120, although i've seen students fill in seats all the way to the visitor section. Expect metal bleachers with nothing to lean back on. Visitor seating is in the off in the corner of the stadium. Here's a link if you were curious.

    http://www.calbearsonline.com/cal_bears_football_files/pac-12_stadiums/pac-12_stadiums_seating_charts.html

    Parking is horrendous. The stadium capacity is roughly equivalent to Aloha stadium, however the parking lot is significantly smaller. I would say less than half of what Aloha has and you need a permit to park there. The majority of the campus visitor parking is on the north end of campus. Check Monroe ave or the intersection at SW 30th st and Jefferson way. I think parking is $10-$15 there, but i'd bring $15 just in case. There are closer parking lots, but they get a heck of a lot more expensive.

    You can look for people selling parking at their house. Check around the intersection of SW Western Blvd and SW 30th street for anyone selling parking. I'd bring at least $40 and you need to be there early (~2 hours or more).

    The campus is about a 10 min walk from one end to the other. If you park early and you are looking for something to eat close to campus, head to Monroe ave on the north side of campus. I'd highly recommend Local Boyz. Get the shredded chicken and kalbi combo.

    If you're still driving, Aomatsu on SW 3rd street has good sushi, but it's expensive. Also, i've heard Big river restaurant and bar is good. If you like or want to try Indian food, Evergreen on SW 3rd st is good.


  172. 3-Prong:

    Is it Friday yet? Go Rainbow Wahine!

    Kev-1: agreed. Manti meets criteria to a tee. As Kelly said, if Manti doesn't win it, turn it into an offensive award already. Touche' Coach. North Shore Pride, Hawaii Pride.

    Watch out for Mariota in years to come. STRIKE DA POSE!


  173. Chicken Grease:

    kev-1:
    November 27th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Notre Dame fan or not, Manti Teo deserves that trophy. His story and his play have lifted my spirits all year.

    You know a Grease . . . I . . . you know, you want a Grease to be sorry about it, he'll oblige . . . but . . . you know how like Kenobi sensed Alderan exploding? The many voices crying out all at once? It's akin to how a Grease sees this guy, I dunno. In all likelihood a Grease might be wrong about what he thinks of a Teo.

    But, know that at least one ningen had more than a hunch this guy goes in a direction the lot of youse didn't see. Just from those two or so caps in front of him on signing day. Just. Hemingway (and, yes, a Grease counters this with Teo's use of an overused Dumas quote earlier this year) said the truth has a certain ring to it.

    A Grease doesn't hear that ring when it comes to this guy.


  174. kev-1:

    3-prong . . . yes. If Mariota continues to play the way he is, he will definitely be in the conversation. I'm actually surprised that he wasn't mentioned more for it this year.


  175. kev-1:

    Grease, you lost me on that one. But if I understand you correctly, you're not really feeling Te'o. Eh, to each his own. You're entitled to your opinion . . . I guess. :P


  176. 3-Prong:

    Johnny Football ain't gonna be runnin around like that in the NFL. He had a great game against Alabama but Manti's been doin it all year. What more is there to say?


  177. Kekoa:

    A grease is wise to think twice about the true colors of a certain ND star. Maybe his college experience has given him the maturity he needed. His field work has certainly qualified his being in the running...but there' that true character thing that popped up during his recruiting visits. Makes one hesitate...(What?...he's a mere Mortal?!).

    Good luck Man!


  178. wafan:

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  179. mo808:

    Wonderful Wednesday Morning Folks!


  180. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    ..continuing the inexorable march to the end of their Warrior careers. GO WARRIORS!

    IS IT SATURDAY YET?


  181. Abunai:

    I got all the respect for Te'o but I don't think you can say he deserves the trophy. If you look at stats and stats don't lie. CJ Mosley from Alabama has made more solo tackles, more sacks, more tackles for loss. Only thing Te'o has better on him is ints. But look at this point. Mosley all year doesnt play as much mins as Te'o. So if Mosley play as much as Te'o does you have to wonder what he would have as in numbers. I know he is a heck of a player. Te'o that is. I mean no disrespect to him or anyone in hawai'i. As I live in hawai'i also. I like how he plays with heart and authority. He plays 110% with a nasty demeanor. He respects the game of football. That's what I'm proud of. Hes showing all the mainland guys up there how we play the game of football and it's all intense.....


  182. d1shima:

    ND didn't play Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, West Carolina and lose to TAMU


  183. Shoko:

    South Alabama travel plans:

    "One group of players and officials will depart from Mobile's airport, with others leaving from New Orleans' airport and still others beginning the long travel day from Pensacola's airport. They will all fly to Houston where the team will unite and continue the journey to Honolulu."

    After losing to the Warriors

    "Most of the South Alabama party will begin the return home following Saturday's game, which begins at 10 p.m. CST but at 6 p.m. local time. A few will begin their return Sunday morning while some are remaining in Hawaii for an extra few days (recruiting). That list includes head coach Joey Jones."

    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/11/jaguars_headed_to_hawaii_wedne.html


  184. Shoko:

    CUSA offered Middle Tennessee to replace Tulane or ECU.


  185. PolyMom:

    In Texas watching my nephews and nieces play volleyball and football. We realized why these Texas kids in high school are so good. Practice for football goes until 9 at night. Been sitting in the stands watching these boys for two nights. Man, they are monsters! Expect another Friel to come to UH. Or that's where he wants to play. Now that I brainwashed him to come home and be near his Tutu. But don't get excited he's only in his second year of high school. But we could use a few of these BIG Boys on the O Line.

    Go Warriors!


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