Aiea's Sale commits to UH; Fullerton hires Donovan

December 12th, 2012
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The Hawaii football team has secured a commitment from one of the state's top high school football players.

Aiea's Ualesi "Wesley" Sale told the Warrior Beat he has accepted a UH scholarship offer and will join the Warriors in 2013.

Sale, who is 6-2 and 230 pounds, recently completed a recruiting trip to San Diego State.

He said a desire to play in front of family and friends was a key factor. Credit his girlfriend, who said UH would be his best fit.

Sale's highlight video: Sale video.

So far, the Warriors have secured commitments from three of their top targets. The others were offensive lineman John Waa of Kahuku High and Kennedy Tulimasealii of Waianae High.

* * * * *

Jim Donovan has been named athletic director at Cal State Fullerton.

Here's the link to the news conference: Donovan video

Nothing is wrong with your computer. That's JD in a suit.

238 Responses to “Aiea's Sale commits to UH; Fullerton hires Donovan”

  1. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Recruiting Redefined

    Go Warriors!

    Welcome, welcome Mr. Sale!


  2. AlaWai:

    Deuce


  3. Drod:

    Awesome!


  4. AlaWai:

    Welcome to Manoa gentlemen...and to Chow Time!


  5. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Anyone think this may end up being one of the best recruiting classes we have had in a long while?


  6. Stephen Tsai:

    Who knows what will happen in a few years. But this is a big-time get.


  7. jm2375 (iPad):

    Top 10!

    Welcome Mr. Sale.


  8. jeezy33:

    HUGE!!


  9. jeezy33:

    Sale and Manoa look like solid pass rushers for future.... Now if we can get another big boy inside and Reeve Koehler.


  10. WarriorMojo:

    Who WANTS to be a WARRIOR!?!?

    Yes, welcome, welcome, Mr. Sale.


  11. dannyp:

    UNBELIEVABLE!! Dakota Turner was trying his best to sway him...Are pass rush is gonna be amazing!!


  12. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    According to Rivals, Sale has turned down offers from San Diego State, Utah, and Kansas.


  13. sean:

    The second season has started, let's see how all this plays out in February. Welcome Mr. Sale, Mr. Wa'a, and Mr. Tulimaseali'i. Thank you for your commitment.

    Stay tuned, more to follow!

    Go Warriors!!


  14. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    titus soon, maybe.


  15. sean:

    Please forgive me, Mr. Falemalu!

    Welcome, welcome, welcome!


  16. jeezy33:

    3 top 5 players in my book.... Might be 1st time ever that I can remember.

    1. Kennedy Tulimasealii
    2. Reeve Koehler
    3. Isaac Savaiinaea
    4. Ualesi Sale
    5. John Waa
    6. Titus Failauga
    7. Kamalei Correa
    8. Colton Goeas
    9. Scott Pagano
    10. Shaun Kagawa

    Too hard grading out skilled positions in my opinion. Tabuyo has talent but unpolished. Kawe is gamer but very undersized. Wily could be good but hard to grade local RBs.


  17. al:

    nice.


  18. WarriorMojo:

    jeezy, of that list. who is still undecided? Is it just Reeve and Titus? Is Goeas still firm on Tennessee?


  19. al:

    jeezy...could be 4 of 5. its that close.
    of your top ten only three have said "no"


  20. SteveM:

    Things are looking good in the recruiting phase!

    ...was gonna say "recruiting front", but that could be a pun. :)


  21. al:

    wmojo...#7, 8, 9, have been emphatic in their refusal of a home career. the others have either committed or haven't said "no".

    so there is a chance we could be 7 of 10.


  22. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    al,

    you think have shot with Titus?


  23. cheepono:

    Holy crap! I know we're still a long way from LOI day but it's impossible not to be absolutely stoked at how recruiting is going right now! #gowarriors


  24. jeezy33:

    18. Pretty sure Koehler, Failauga, Kagawa, and Goeas undecided. I don't know what the latest with Goeas is but I don't think hes a lock on Tennessee. Kagawa is prob top athlete in state over Ewaliko.

    Kailua DT supposedly getting recruited kind of hard too. Taleni.

    Pretty exciting overall Local class though. Still doesn't mean much if we cannot secure some stud athletes in the mainland. Really only impressed with Blinn JC WR so far out of the JC guys. I like the LBs videos but size wise look like Daily Lyles and Don't know how much of an upgrade that would be.


  25. dannyp:

    lol i played baseball with Shaun Kagawa growing up.He was the new kid. Being one of the fastest on the team i raced him. I have never been torched so bad in my life. Dude is a Freak. Hope we get him.


  26. Stephen Tsai:

    I think Titus is becoming more of a long shot.
    UH needs to get Jm2375 involved. She has ties.


  27. PowderPuff:

    How exciting....woooo hoooo! Go Coaches!!! :)


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    I might be wrong, but I don't think UH went hard after Pagano. Seemed like they weren't as high on him.


  29. WarriorMojo:

    al, for some reason I thought Savaiinaea was a "no." Awesome if still get chance.

    Too bad about Goeas and Correa, Both have strong UH family ties.


  30. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Titus,

    Come on...From one Pueo to another...Stay. No need learn new school colors. Green and White all the way.


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    Wily will commit, but I think he's going on a mission first.


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  34. wafan:

    Good Thursday everyone!


  35. wafan:

    Welcome current Ali'i and new Warrior Sale!

    You will love your new colors . . . oh, wait.

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  36. azwarrior22:

    This is great news...keep it rolling both on local and mainland recruiting. I still don't get why Correa and Goeas would consider mainland schools with their family histories at Hawaii. I believe Leo was even pitching donors for Norm before the start of the season, but son Colton says he wants to go away anyways. Hmmmphh.


  37. maddog50:

    This is more great news and will start to have a domino effect. Anybody doubting the direction of this program just needs to take a look at what is taking place. This team will be completely made over from attitude, ability, size and strength. There is a solid young core and some veterans that just need more talent next to them and behund them for a total team. I have and always had faith in the current staff....Congrats to the new young Warrior and as always----GO WARRIORS----


  38. HawaiiMongoose:

    EXCELLENT.

    C'mon Reeve, be a part of this. It's going to be an exciting ride!


  39. Shoko:

    It's interesting to see the swag ($550 NCAA limit) that players get from different bowl venues. Lets take a look...

    Sheraton Hawaii
    Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar (Where's the gift suite?)

    Gildan New Mexico
    Gift suite, Deuce Brand watch, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Oakley fine knit beanie cap, Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack, Gildan stadium blanket, quill pen (in case a player goes Shakespearian)

    Famous Idaho Potato
    Gift suite, North End black winter coat, Kombi winter gloves, white Tiger Woods Victory Nike beanie, Ogio Bullion backpack, Big Game football, bag of potatoes.

    San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia
    Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap, pre-approved loan.

    MAACO Las Vegas
    Gift suite and?

    Kraft Fight Hunger
    Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL wireless portable speaker system, Nike backpack, cap

    Discover BCS National Championship Game
    Gift suite, Tourneau watch

    Other bowl swag can be found here:
    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2012/12/03/In-Depth/Bowl-gifts.aspx


  40. Shoko:

    HM,
    Thanks for the explanation of the current MWC TV contract. Hopefully, Thompson is proactive in another TV contract that will generate revenue for its members.


  41. Shoko:

    Edwards and Dunnachie receive honorable mention by SI 2012 All-American team.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20121211/postseason-all-america-team/


  42. Abunai:

    Excellent news about Sale. Now we just gotta get aliitle more of the top local talent and the rest mainland(Florida). This class is coming along great!!


  43. Abunai:

    Come on Issac Savaiinaea!!! Stay home and be apart of the turn around.


  44. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Chasing Recruits to go Chase Championships...much Like!

    Welcome Ualesi Sale! Your family and friends won't have to travel very far at all to watch you play...good ting the bridge got fixed! ;-)

    Mahalo to his girlfriend for the assist! :-)


  45. Slugger:

    Good morning, gang!

    Welcome, Mr. Sale!


  46. Chicken Grease:

    Welcome, Mr. Sale. Get ya'll banners ready: THE BIG SALE. ;)

    No pictures today, Mr. Tsai?

    Ohayooooooooooooooogozaimasu, all you fine people!!!!!

    # # #


  47. Chicken Grease:

    And


  48. Chicken Grease:

    more posts


  49. kapakahi:

    Sale is a great get! Real good get-off quickness!

    Sale could be a perfect hybrid DE for Warriors in TK's defensive alignments and schemes.
    With Paipai gone after this season.....and Jordan Pu'u-Robinson moving to TE next season.....and former signee & potential JC transfer Quenton Brown's status still uncertain, that depth at the hybrid DE spot is looking a little thin next season.

    While Tepa and Woodard look to be frontrunners at the hybrid DE rotation next season, JMHO that Sale might still be in the mix of the competition.


  50. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    And a warm welcome to Mr. Sale!


  51. kapakahi:

    While very few top local HS prospects attended the home games late in the season, Savaiinaea was among the regular attendees on the field before the earlier home games.


  52. Chicken Grease:

    . . . make 52!!!! :)


  53. kapakahi:

    #26. ST,

    Me thinks that.....maybe Al Chee can put in a good word with Titus' dad too....


  54. Diogenes Sinope:

    Footnote to history:

    If we look at the history of recruiting in our backyard of "player of the year" who went to mainland schools, who has really heard of them after they have returned home to the islands after a couple of years?

    STAY HOME GUYS!


  55. kapakahi:

    #36,

    Heard that Kamalei's oldest brother (not La'anui) had some influence in the decision....

    While he projects at LB at the next level, Dooley's firing from Tennessee might've messed things up for Colton since he's got almost no game film from this past senior season playing LB (where he played exclusively his junior season).....since the Crusaders played him almost exclusively at DL (both DT and DE) this whole past season.


  56. Chicken Grease:

    iwonderwhytheyhateme:
    December 12th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Titus,

    Come on...From one Pueo to another...Stay. No need learn new school colors. Green and White all the way.

    "Pueo" or not, juist tell him that his next school will have a better green, still got the white, and black and silver!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    # # #


  57. kapakahi:

    #16 & #24,

    Based on actual game production, JMHO that Taleni might have moved into the Top 10 for recruiting prospects......past either Correa and/or Goeas.

    JMHO that both Correa and Goeas....and the Crusader defense in general.....just didn't have standout performances against their top competition (Farrington, Bishop Gorman, Kamehameha, Punahou, and even Iolani) this past season.


  58. kapakahi:

    #31,

    Now that LDS missions can start at age 18.....instead of 19 like before, heard that's the plan....like Lavaka & Ursua.....and maybe Zwahlen too.

    BTW, any update on former Red Raider LB Ben Mamea?


  59. kapakahi:

    #49,

    Hopefully Sale can develop into another great #42.....like Paipai.


  60. RedZone:

    Woohoo!!!

    Welcome Ualesi Sale.


  61. jeezy33:

    57. I'd blame a lot of that on coaching staff for St Louis performance. Even been told by ex St Louis alumni about that one. Goeas was playing out of position most of the year I heard so hard to grade him out there.


  62. laulau head:

    One word...CHEEEHOOOO! Bust out 'dem shades gang!!


  63. kapakahi:

    #55, #57 & #61,

    DL definitely not Colton's best position, while interestingly Kamalei looks like he could play the hybrid DE/OLB position.

    Don't even remember seeing Colton playing LB after the Farrington pre-season game.


  64. gobows:

    #39 shoko
    San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia
    Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap, pre-approved loan.

    pre-approved loan...soounds like an ncaa violation


  65. kapakahi:

    Hopefully coaches go hard after Taleni....'cuz JMHO that there are no obvious top local HS DT prospects for next Class of 2014.....except possibly Vakameilalo (Kapolei HS)....and maybe Meyer (Kamehameha-Oahu).


  66. gobows:

    #46 how long before "BIG SALE" is on the H logo shirts?


  67. koakane ip5:

    :cool: morning Hawaii Nei kinda weirdo weather so be prepared

    listening to all the news about the recruits I just hope it all come true and you peeps still positive and upbeat. time going tell.

    all applying for warrior status need to BRING IT da chase is on


  68. Last Call:

    JD announced as new Cal State Fullerton AD


  69. Pukjateeth:

    With just about everyone on the Offensive and Defensive side of the ball returning, and a good recruiting year locally and those mainland recruits, I hope Coach Chow can turn things around in 2013. His proset offensive scheme is so conservative that it put you to sleep at a game...they say a win is a win a win. .


  70. mo808:

    Good Morning Folks!
    Welcome to the Warriors DE Sale! Woohoo!


  71. Warrior Dave:

    #68 If thats true, CONGRATS JD!!!


  72. laulau head:

    Go get em JD! Wishing you much success!


  73. mo808:

    Congratz to JD the new AD at Cal State Fullerton!


  74. outlet:

    I in point of fact like this record, i did not realize a a load of the things that you posted in here. i ahve much more callow news concerning these topics and topics tied up to it. some people may tumble to it grievous to understadn the english vernacular but i find it very gentle for the confidentiality that has roll in to be what is todays policy.


  75. RedZone:

    Notice. There is an island wide delay for paper delivery this morning.


  76. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I'd like a Tourneau watch for $550.


  77. koakane ip5:

    congrats to Jim Donovan a true warrior and local bruddah


  78. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Black and Silver? Meh....*flick*


  79. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Welcome to the Warriors, Sale!

    Recruiting looking good so far...


  80. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good for JD!


  81. Old School Dave:

    Welcome to the newest Warrior, Wesley Sale!

    Congrats to Jim Donovan. Nice recovery from a major career setback. Maybe, Fullerton can restore its football program under him. Should be a nice homecoming for JD.


  82. jm2375:

    ST - #26 leave me out of this! Besides, the boy still has to concentrate on his finals next week and whatever else might be due today/tomorrow. How about JD2 as his host?

    Congrats to JD on his new position. Will miss seeing you and KindaShy around campus and Manoa.


  83. (Jesse) James:

    Good morning Tsaikos!!!

    Welcome to the Warriors Mr. Sale!!!

    Congrats to JD!!! You, Kindashy, and the fam will be missed at church.


  84. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Congratulations to Jim Donovan. In his intro he mentioned that his administration will "chase championships". Sounds like a Norm-ism. I hope he succeeds in this job. He is a very nice person and maybe his only fault was trusting too much.

    Now comes the $64 questions: His salary is now a savings? or a wash? how many people will apply for his position?


  85. Old School Dave:

    JD looks like he's recharged and ready to get to work as CSUF's AD. He probably would have been miserable holed up in Hawaii Hall as a fifth wheel.


  86. Stephen Tsai:

    Jm:
    Kinda Shy isn't going anywhere.
    Neither is JD2.


  87. Stretch:

    Any truth to the rumor that UH has a new Athletic Director??!!??


  88. Annoddah Dave:

    @#87, Stretch: LOL!


  89. jm2375:

    ST - didn't think JD2 was going anywhere, but thought KindaShy might accompany JD to his new job.


  90. Stephen Tsai:

    Apple still hasn't told the athletic department staff.


  91. Stephen Tsai:

    jm2375:
    Kinda Shy is going to stay in Hawaii She needs a few more years in the state system.


  92. Stephen Tsai:

    I'd better be nice to Apple since I'm applying for JD's old job in the chancellor's office.


  93. haka:

    Aloha Sale!
    Great bargain!
    btw...ahem....your girlfriend is the bomb!

    Congrats JD!


  94. papajoe2:

    Anybody noticed in today's SA front page about the loss of $1.8 mil in 2012 athletic department? It's a disturbing article to me. If not for the student fees (1.5 mil), it would be even worst. Travel expenses for visiting teams adds to the deficit. Low attendance at football really hurts.


  95. Old School Dave:

    Hey ST, no fair!! You get dibs on JD's old job. ;-)


  96. BigWave96744:

    JD30, got PT as a true frosh not because of his family last name, but because he busted his butt on the scout team. Evident by his Scout Team Co-Defensive POY award.

    Congrats to Jim, kindashy and the rest of the family....


  97. BigWave96744:

    Any word on Tigi Hill returning?


  98. BigWave96744:

    Common ST, you don't want a 200K job and shutdown the WB....
    Money isn't everthing, no?
    Take one, two, ..., 100,000 for the team..


  99. papajoe2:

    So kindashy stays to get her retirement benefits from the state. Isn't JD just a little shy of his? I'm happy for him, but what did he do in his new job here if anything?


  100. kifi:

    Congratulations to former Warrior Dane Uperesa, who coaches the offensive line at Iowa Western C.C. They won the Junior College National Championship this year. With over a dozen of their players slated to sign with D-1 schools, perhaps we should open up a pipeline there, and build a bridge to Manoa.

    http://bit.ly/TXTw2P

    Come on Dane, send a few of them our way.


  101. Buffoman:

    Read somewhere that the Big East is in some turmoil with the basketball schools thinking of possibly leaving. So, are SDSU and BSU still fully committed to going there?


  102. Pomai:

    One more congratulations to JD and his family.


  103. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Buffoman,

    Check the previous blog entry towards the bottom. Did a few posts regarding the Big LEast turmoil.

    If BSu and STDSU are both pubically coming out fully committing to the BE, they are dumber than a sack of potatoes. Oh well, it'll cost them that much more to get back to the MWC.


  104. Derek:

    Happy for J. Donovan. I thought he got a raw deal at UH. Just my opinion, I think the top 2 needs to go. Terrible management, leadership, and PR. Lots of drama around and my good friend who helped UH for free for decades resigned this year because he was disgusted with all the things going on.

    But at least the recruiting seems to be a lot better. The coaches are working really hard. And I do like that Florida RB St. Juste. He runs away from people. You don't have to be big or tall. You just have to be good. Examples, Darren Sproles, Joe Morris, linebacker Sam Mills, Trindon Holliday, Kendall Hunter.


  105. tommui:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM DONOVAN - fine gentleman and good person.

    I guess he will be commuting back and forth as AD of a Big West team. Very important for Kinda Shy to get vested in the system.

    Best wishes to the Donovan Ohana!


  106. ai-eee-soos:

    Isn't JD "walking away" from the state retirement system ?

    He is within 2 or 3 years of qualifying.

    His retirement would be based on his "high three" at 240K -

    That's a lot to walk away from.


  107. SumTinWong:

    This is huge; I will go put up "For Sale" sign in my back yard.


  108. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    It's SumTinWong!!!!

    Long time no blog!


  109. SumTinWong:

    hey there iwonderwhytheyhateme.

    Merry Christmas all...


  110. gobows:

    cal state fullerton was on lock down last night, swat was searching for a robbery suspect.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/cal-state-fullerton-lockdown-sparks-internet-memes-jokes.html


  111. Slugger:

    Congratulations to Jim Donovan!


  112. gobows:

    at the 12-12-12 sandy concert adam sandler performed a parody of "hallelujah" titled "sandy, screw ya"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMMSER513Ww


  113. Kapahulu:

    Congratulations to Jim Donovan and Best Wishes to him and his Ohana!


  114. Independent Thinker:

    Very happy for Donovan. Good guy, bad deal at UH.

    Welcome, Sale. Make us proud, Uce.

    On MRC

    ST, correct me if I am wrong, but didn't we get her by default. There were three finalist, and at the last minute, the other two withdrew their candidacies, leaving the UH only MRC to choose from. Isn't this correct?


  115. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Congratulations to Jim Donovan. Hate to see him leave but its the best move now. His family and friends are here so we know he will be back eventually. At least the Fullerton President doesn't seem the type to throw anyone under the bus. Wishing Jim a very positive and fulfilling AD experience at CSF!


  116. Kevin:

    Congrats to the student-athletes graduating this Saturday!


  117. DownSpout:

    Regarding Donovan's departure, let's see how fast UH moves to fill the $200K+ "marketing position" he will be leaving. Any bets?


  118. d1shima:

    Whoa!

    All is good now cause get SumTinWong again! ;-)


  119. kapakahi:

    #97,

    Might not yet be ready to transfer.


  120. gobows:

    #117 that position will go away quietly...unless somebodys niece needs a paycheck without having to earn it.


  121. d1shima:

    I'd blame a lot of that on coaching staff for St Louis performance. Even been told by ex St Louis alumni about that one.

    Yep! That's always the best way to find out what's "wrong" with SLS FB. :roll:

    Next best source: parents of 3rd stringers

    btw, is "ex St. Louis alumni" a guy who no longer is a graduate of the school?


  122. wait a minute:

    #106 - JD is not walking away, he already qualified many years ago. He has to wait until age 62 for full benefits though.


  123. Annoddah Dave:

    @#118, d1: Did you mean "right" instead of "good"?


  124. d1shima:

    Right!

    Good yeah?


  125. d1shima:

    Annoddah Dave,

    I see you been sharpening your tools again. ;-)


  126. ai-eee-soos:

    # 122. got it.


  127. SteveM:

    RE: #108 & #109
    SumTinWong -- long time!

    If you wondering (or not) if Iwonderwhytheyhate and SumTinWong know each other, let me tell you how they first met in person...

    It was December 2007 and the Tsai-kos were scrambling to buy Sugar Bowl tickets. Brew808 handled the coordination of who can get tickets (season ticket holders) and who wanted for several weeks. Burn-out task. Garret stepped up and took over the final weeks.

    Toward the end, Garret was short of tickets. The day before the deadline, a new blogger named "Iwonderwhytheyhateme" said he was entitled to buy 6 (8?) more tickets but he was a student and did not have the money (approx. $800?) to purchase them.

    On the blog, SumTinWong offered to buy the tickets and get them to Garret. On the blog, IWWTHM and SumTimWong agreed to meet at the UH box office at 4:00 pm. They did, and the tickets got distributed per Garret's plan.

    What makes this incident special and a defining moment in Tsai-ko history: none of them had ever met in person before.


  128. Former UH Athlete:

    Sale looks nice... good pickup by Chow. He appears to be a very good athlete.

    Probably needs to redshirt 2013 unless he's up to 250lb+ by fall camp. 230lb is way too light for a D1 defensive end.

    Sale would be a perfect fit in a 3-4 defense as a Rush end/OLB right now, but that's not UH's main defense. Once Sale puts some weight on, he should be a solid DE for the next 4-5 years.


  129. Dan:

    Congrats to Donovan. Great guy and CSUF is a great school. Now if he can get a football team going he'll be crowned king of CSUF.


  130. RedZone:

    Congrats to Jim Donovan. The athletic department has gotten really quiet since his departure. And now Apple wants to know if D1 is in UHs future?


  131. RedZone:

    Oh yeah finally got my paper.


  132. gobows:

    #121 that would be the old boyfriend or "ex"


  133. d1shima:

    Congratulations to JD.

    If any AD in the Cal State system can figure out how to fund a return to football he'd be a great candidate to replace Guv Moonbeam.


  134. tommui:

    EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    4:27PM EST December 13. 2012 - The decision to leave has been made. Now the question is when and how to do it.

    The seven Catholic, basketball members of the Big East Conference have decided to announce their departure from the league, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The two spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the talks were supposed to remain confidential.

    GARRET - your comments please!


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  136. al:

    corey smith?


  137. al:

    jd, kindashy, and family.

    congratulations on the hire!
    very happy for all of you.

    Godspeed.


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  139. al:

    bigwave dave...a little birdie mentioned to me that tigi might be retiring from football.


  140. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Aloha means GTFO Big LEast!

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/bigeast/2012/12/13/big-east-conference-basketball-split-catholic-member-schools/1767387/


  141. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Tommui,

    The basic issue here will be how many lawyers can fit into one room. Better be a lot because every school and them some will have one with an ax to grind or a hat to tip.


  142. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Oh I found SDSU and BSU's press release.

    "We are excited about the opportunities that have presented themselves with the recent changes to membership. We look forward to welcoming new Big East members Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Belmont University, Saint Francis University, Monmouth University, Wagner College, Robert Morris University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. These schools position the Big East to continue its dominance in the college basketball landscape."


  143. WarriorMojo:

    The ADs for the Catholic Seven should set up a meeting at the Denver airport. It has a history of this kind of thing.


  144. d1shima:

    Surprising that the Cat-lick skoos would go out on a limb and risk being so exposed.

    If the DOJ hears about it, those institutions could find themselves paying for "protection" for erryboddy!

    :oops: Oops! Too late!


  145. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    So much for the HUGE tv pay day that was promised to all the new members of the BE.

    Unless the 7even decided they weren't interested in bathing with Crystal.


  146. gobows:

    #142 didn't corey nielson transfer to st francis? you know it's big time when it includes north carolina a&t...


  147. Derek:

    Victorino's contract with Boston is finally completed. Dang, 39 million dollas. What you tink it is, Chelsea Clinton!!! (play on Chris Tucker, on Rush Hour!) He's got to be one of the richest professional athlete from Hawaii if not THE richest. Coupled with his prior 3 year $21 contract w/ the Phillies and prior salaries, Victorino will exceed about $65 milion by the time he's 34 years old. If he's healthy and productive he can still play until he's around 38, probably in the American League where he can play a lot longer, because of the DH rule. He has to hit in the .270 range to continue to be considered a very good major league player because he won't hit for power much.


  148. gobows:

    here's some useless, but interesting bit of information:

    Top ten list of the richest colleges in the USA. with 2011 endowment funds.

    1. HARVARD, $31,728,080,000.
    2. YALE, $19,374,000,000.
    3. TEXAS, $17,148,649,000.
    4. PRINCETON, $17,109,508,000.
    5. STANFORD, $16,502,606,000.
    6. MIT, $9,712,628,000.
    7. MICHIGAN, $7,834,752,000.
    8. COLUMBIA, $7,789,578,000.
    9. NORTHWESTERN, $7,182,745,000.
    10. TEXAS A&M, $6,999,517,000.

    Wonder where UH would be, kind of doubt UH would crack the top 200.

    http://money.msn.com/college-savings/10-richest-colleges-in-america

    texas is the top fbs school, yet they are the greediest.


  149. Derek:

    Looks like the Big East is in deep kim chee. Boise State and San Diego St. should consider staying in the Mountain West Conference. Don't make sense when have to go travel east and your school is located in the West. Just like La Tech being in the WAC. You will have more natural rivalries if you stay in your own geographical location.


  150. jeezy33:

    121. You nailed it dude!!!! You know me and my sources. Good job. Actually a current coach told me. Go slap yourself for that comment.


  151. Annoddah Dave:

    @#148, gobows: I wonder where Kamehameha Schools would be on that list? LOL


  152. Diogenes Sinope:

    The Big Leftovers ...


  153. Manoa Mist:

    Sumtinwong. Iwonderwhytheyhateme. Hall of Fame blog handles. Hall of Fame.
    Happy for JD. I'd run from Greenie and Apple as fast as my legs could carry me. I just honestly don't believe anything they say anymore - they've looked us in the eye and lied before. What's to stop them from doing it again?
    It's like Kwai Chan Caine said on my all-time favorite show "Kung Fu." You trust someone until they prove that they are untrustworthy. Greenie and Apple have done that. At least for me.
    Happy Holidays to all on the blog! And congrats to Powder Puff on her new job...hear she's a state employee now.


  154. MattyBoy:

    Al,

    What's up with Corey Smith?


  155. WarriorNY:

    "Why do we fall??? So we can learn to pick ourselves up..."

    Based on the recruits we've gotten, we are def picking ourselves up from a disappointing season and year... Go warriors!


  156. gobows:

    #151 Kamehameha schools would be #1. not even close.


  157. Buffoman:

    It is probably such a long shot that I am called a dreamer BUT, if that talented LB from Punahou and the large O-Lineman from St. Louis decide to join KT from Waianae, Mr. Sale from Aiea, those young men from Kahuku as Warriors, I'd say that this would be THE foundation for one of the best, if not best incoming freshmen classes (that would include years we secured folks from the continent).

    One can only dream.


  158. al:

    Somebody went to visit dio st. Juste today.


  159. gobows:

    #151 at one time Kamehameha schools endowment was bigger than the ivy schools combined. not the case anymore, endowment now estimated around 9 billion.

    so ks would be behind mit at #7.


  160. Kevin:

    Thomas Wayne was a doctor, so he should be familiar with basic science and physics.

    Why do we fall?

    Gravity.


  161. WarriorNY:

    Kevin...
    Why so serious?

    I was just making a point...


  162. Down with...:

    Kamalei is being pushed towards the mainland...i know the oldest brother and he wants him to go to the mainland. They think he has the most potential of all the Correa brothers.


  163. Kevin:

    Yeah.. shouldn't be so serious.

    We only have a few precious moments left anyway. :lol: :lol:


  164. hawaiian:

    WOW
    Joe Mathis (DE) from Cali visiting this weekend (per Scout.com)! He's a very talented DE being recruited by some big-time schools.


  165. mikey:

    Think Joe Mathis is just coming for free trip to Hawaii with over 20 school after him?

    Most likely going to some Pac-12 school name California.


  166. WarriorNY:

    Kevin,
    Have you gotten the dark knight rises on blu ray? The last hour of that film is incredible...


  167. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Yea hope he isn't trippin' us.


  168. mikey:

    ai-eee-soos: "Isn't JD "walking away" from the state retirement system ?"

    I think he has already meets the requirements for retirement
    He's been working at UH since he finished UH in '83? He's just not ready to retire like me.


  169. mikey:

    2013 UH Recruiting list is looking great!

    With 3 of Top Ten on Warriors Commit List.

    I have half in Green for Reeve, Titus and Shaun.

    GO Warriors.


  170. Bowwar:

    Wishing JD all the best with his new job...Hopefully, he will learn from his experiences here in Hawaii.


  171. mikey:

    If Isaac comes our way that will be a Great Bonus.

    Suprise ND recruiting him to replace all time LB Manti Te'o

    Issac has yet to develope and is the most athletic player Hawaii as now.


  172. Kevin:

    WarriorNY,

    Yeah, got it on just reg DVD format. Never crossed over into the Blu Ray thing, around that time, bought a new TV, sound system, etc… so.. I said, forget it,… good enough.

    My C. Nolan collection is incomplete though. I never got around to buying Inception. It was on TV recently so when I flipped the channel it was already an hour into the movie and I was lost for about 10 minutes.

    Or was I dreaming….???? :lol: :lol:

    BTW, you saw the trailers for "Man of Steel"?


  173. wafan:

    Aloha and congratulations to JD the AD!


  174. mikey:

    Sorry ND "NOT recruiting him" ment to say


  175. Kaimiloa:

    174 He went on an official visit to ND and has an offer from them.


  176. WarriorNY:

    Kevin, I think you might have been dreaming inside a dream....

    Haha.. Well enjoy the DVD of tdkr... It's crazy the amount visual and Audio references there are to BB... Anyway I'm gonna crash.. C

    Night all!!


  177. Kekoa:

    Good move JD. Best of luck at your new outpost.

    I still don't believe you should have been treated in this way. Bum bye dey learn.

    Sure Happy It's Thursday!


  178. Buffoman:

    #175 given that and the other offers and the push from his current institution to go to a "name" institution, being a Warrior is not in the cards. That's fine as we a terrific group wanting to be Warriors and stranger things have happened.

    Always good to dream.


  179. ai-eee-soos:

    found this on rivals(dot)com ....

    http://notredame.rivals.com/schoolspop.asp?pr_key=119190

    Isaac Savaiinaea
    Schools in the Running

    Texas A&M High

    UCLA High

    Stanford Medium

    Notre Dame Low

    Arizona

    Arizona State

    Arkansas

    Auburn

    California

    Colorado

    Hawaii

    Oregon

    Utah

    Washington State


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  186. mo808:

    @127 SteveM, Another "cool moments" from WB history! :)


  187. kapakahi:

    #162, re: #36 & #55.

    Thanks for confirming!


  188. kapakahi:

    OT David Griffin (Mesa Community College, AZ.) could be among the visitors this weekend....
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/528622/#highlights/21974380


  189. Jimmy Fulwider:

    The west/US interests in China due to the progress in China and China is really influencing the world by providing cheap consumer products and buying a lot of commodities/farm products...


  190. Former UH Athlete:

    Interesting that the Chow critics have been quite silent since the end of the season.

    Like many have said before... Can't judge a coach in his first year, especially a coach that wasn't a part of the previous regime. New offense, new coaches, new terminology, new personalities, and a roster that wasn't built for the new guy's offense. Just like WSU, Leach had a horrible year and team chemistry was much worse than UH, but his 1st full recruiting class is looking very strong.

    Chow has arguably received more top local commits than Mack in 4 years just in this one class. This is probably better than most of Jones local hauls during his tenure. How will they turn out is yet to be seen, but at first glance, this is very exciting for the future of the program. Not just for this year's commits, but for the recruiting classes of 2014 & beyond.

    I just hope Chow can land some upgrades at OL in the next few weeks. The good news for UH is that everybody returns next year... the bad news for UH is that everybody returns next year. Clarke looks like he's gonna be real good, but the rest really need to have a good offseason to get the offense to where it needs to be. The OL is the key for any offensive system. Even the best spread offenses get stopped if the OL gets beat.

    Transfers are needed to fill the holes (and there are a lot of them), but it's the prep recruits that build the program. Chow's has some really nice prep players in his first two classes, and I would expect Chow to ween off transfers as the years go by, but UH will always attract transfers because many local boys get homesick or they aren't getting the playing time at a bigger program. JC players with Hawaii ties are attracted to UH also.


  191. nanakuli:

    I hope lots of JC O-linemen from Hawaii come home to play for Coach Chow. Play in front of the Ohana.


  192. WarriorMojo:

    Re #190

    Apparently, you've never heard the expression let sleeping dogs lie.

    And isn't it time you get off Mack's jock already?


  193. BG:

    The list of recruits gets more and more impressive. Wow! Coaching staff building the foundation with great material.

    The best of wishes for kindashy and JD. I believe they received the Christmas wish they deserved and got out of the UH's messed up doo-doo pile. The only things that flourish in upper Manoa are mushrooms.


  194. kapakahi:

    Even with landing Kennedy....and hopefully also recruiting Taleni hard, JMHO that also need a DT from JC ranks.....now that looking like both Hautau DT brothers apparently are heading up to OSU....and especially IF Moala isn't ready to transfer in for next season. Otherwise, better be recruiting Lepua and/or Lotulelei hard too.


  195. PowderPuff:

    Re #153 - What's up, Manoa Mist!!! Long time no talk...thanks for the shoutout on the new job. It's been a crazy 6 weeks so far, but loving being a public servant. Congratulations to JD and Kinda Shy....talked to Kinda Shy at the Dec. 1 game and she said they were waiting to hear this month. What a great Christmas gift for the Donovans.


  196. BG:

    Definitely after the fact, but I did want to get a shout out to Sailor Blue and Mrs SB for the many extra hours and effort put into making another tailgate season a super success. Of course, there are many others who put in substantive efforts, but it's the SB crew who goes out and makes the reservations by continually trekking down to the base office and laying the bucks out up-front. Mahalo nui loa!


  197. kapakahi:

    #190,

    Not silent....but apparently needs repeating again.....since apparently not being read closely nor understood by some....

    Regarding the OL, way too early and still in doubt whether "everybody returns next year". As previously stated, whether the returning (and even incoming) OL has "a good offseason" will depend on whether the training program & methods (not crafted by TH) improve (or not). The OL players followed the training philosophy & program last off-season along with the coaching instructions during the season.....SO now it's also on the OL coach....and not just the OL players.....to implement improvements if better results are expected.

    No doubt that the recruiting effort....at least with local high school prospects....is more consistent & persistent than ever before.....thereby netting better results. HOWEVER....while recruiting is the lifeblood towards building a solid foundation for the football program, ONLY with proper coaching and motivation will a player likely develop and improve.....so that they may play to their potential.


  198. Kevin:

    Deserve
    Verb
    Do something or have or show qualities worthy of (reward or punishment)

    So what do the UH student-athletes and hard-working coaches deserve?

    They DESERVE support and leadership from a stable structure. These student-athletes (some of us either know some personally or their families personally) and coaches are the people we support on a daily basis.

    They deserve their Christmas present after a tumultuous 2012. While the football program suffered the greatest in the win-loss column, all programs are effected by the HIGHLY publicized events of 2012.

    Where is their "present"?

    They DESERVE to have it sooner than later.

    Enough is enough goddamnit.


  199. kapakahi:

    #190,

    TO REPEAT FROM 2 DAYS AGO.....

    It's ultimately about mutual trust and respect....between the players and the coaching staff.

    It's also about how players perceive their teammates are being treated.....either equally and fairly....or unequally and unfairly.

    SO....NO problem IF this treatment is perceived as being equal and fair.

    HOWEVER....IF this treatment is perceived as being unequal and unfair, then some players may empathize with their teammate(s)....especially for one who is a close friend....which can sometimes translate to how some players perceive a particular coach or coaches.....and influence whether they feel that they can respect and/or trust this particular coach.....in order to follow the leadership and "buy-in" to the program and instructions given.....and to motivate them....to perform to their potential on the field.

    From this past season, perceptions by players inevitably differed.....unfortunately divided somewhat along the lines of whether the player was identified as a "Mack" player as opposed to being a "Chow" player.....which obviously lead to some divisions within the team locker room....and not the greatest team dynamic and chemistry.....translating to inconsistent results and less than steady improvements on the field.

    What happened last season is done....BUT the point here is that....the mutual trust and respect both on and off the field between some players and some coaches must improve in order to translate to steady improvements on the field for the Warriors in coming seasons.

    NO DOUBT THAT GOOD RECRUITING HELPS.....BUT THE MUTUAL TRUST AND RESPECT MUST ALSO IMPROVE.


  200. kapakahi:

    Might be kinda interesting.....and maybe awkward....to see how everyone greets each other.....as well as the crowd's reception.....IF JD attends the Jan. 3rd (Wed.) Big West Conference MBB home game (as the new Titan AD) when CSUF visits the Stanley.


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  202. huh?:

    So why do you stir up this hearsay?

    You don't speak for everyone involved nor are you a witness to the everyday events. Its getting old hearing your stuff.

    Or do you just want to be read?


  203. Bleed Green and White:

    Thoughts:

    I applaud the the recruiting efforts of Norm Chow and his staff. Especially locally, the most significant efforts I've seen in Hawaii in over 15 years.
    It is great to witness.
    Go Warriors.

    Ignorant! That's what I feel about some who are questioning weather or not UH should remain at it's current Division-1A status.
    Stop with the kindergarten non-sense already!

    Internet!
    Honestly, I'm wondering weather or not any of the officials at Cal State Fullerton know how to use it.
    Wow!

    Rainbow Warriors playing on Moloka'i. I get it it, but I don't get it at the same time.


  204. Chicken Grease:

    Ohayooooooooooooooooooogozaimasu!!!!

    "Whether" instead of "weather" w/regard to your usage, OK, bleed green and white? ;) . Also, a Grease is not quite sure what your point is for your Internet reference. Let's all edit our posts, OK?

    Today will be a beautiful day!


  205. Kekoa:

    Happy Aloha Friday Warrior Beat Fans!

    The countdown continues as we eagerly await word of more recruits for Xmas. The promise from Santa to deliver some *stocking stuffers* on LOI day would be fantastic!

    During your daily deeds, take it slow. Things start to get hectic from now thru the holidays. Be patient Tsaiko's. If you drink, don't drive. If you drive...make sure you have a car!


  206. Chicken Grease:

    Aloha, all!


  207. mo808:

    Good Friday Morning Folks! May the Christmas Season be filled to overflowing with Aloha for you and your ohana! Best wishes to Coach Chow, his staff and Warrior program for continued success with recruiting! Whether or not we are lucky enough to get Hawaii's best local recruits to stay home may have less to do with our great weather...and more to do with our facilities (ouch)! Boy, it would be nice to secure a benefactor of significant means for UH Athletics! Have a great weekend!


  208. mo808:

    Morning Kekoa!


  209. mo808:

    Have a good one Grease!


  210. Kekoa:

    Ho Ho Ho...Mo Mo Mo!


  211. Kekoa:

    CG ~ Hold da grease please. I'd like my chicken grilled teriyaki style today please. Danke.


  212. A-House:

    CONGRATULATIONS JIM DONOVAN!!!!!

    The A-House Ohana wishes to extend our gratitude to you and Kinda Shy for all that you have brought to UH.

    Best wishes to your continued success at Cal State Fullerton!

    Mrs A-House and Midori are thinking of ways we can see you folks again on a baseball or volleyball or softball game in the near future.


  213. mo808:

    Hugs to you Kekoa! No need red suit, you one jolly guy year round! :)


  214. mo808:

    @212, that would be awesome Mr A-House!


  215. Chicken Grease:

    Kekoa:
    December 14th, 2012 at 5:46 am

    CG ~ Hold da grease please. I'd like my chicken grilled teriyaki style today please. Danke.

    Heh. You apparently like it down Deutscheland style as vell. Yawol and achtung, heh!


  216. Kekoa:

    Mo ~ I fogit axe you if hubs survived 'marathon' day.

    CG ~ ...und Jaegarschnitzel bitter, mit de wild mushroom gravy!


  217. whitey:

    Congratulations to Jim Donovan. Wish you and your family well. Christmas came early. Yeah!!!


  218. Diogenes Sinope:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII ONE AND ALL!

    I see all my favorite Vets are up - good morning KEKOA and family and of course A-House.

    mo808 is up and about

    Chicken Grease: "Whether" instead of "weather" w/regard to your usage"
    We have been having a bad spell of whether/weather lately - windy, no?


  219. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    WHITEY - In Maui or are you up North endangering the fish? Hope all is well with you and Duffer and the Maui contingent. No time no see.


  220. whitey:

    tommui, was in "paradise" and "sin city" for few weeks.


  221. Chicken Grease:

    Good morning all.

    And good bye Donovan [Apollo Theatre clown sweeps a Donovan off stage.]


  222. kapakahi:

    #202,

    Like WarriorMojo said (see #192), you can thank Former UH Athlete (see #190) for not letting "sleeping dogs lie".

    Won't repeat.....unless some won't let us dogs lie down and sleep.


  223. kapakahi:

    Hoping that (now former Colorado Buff OL) Paulay Asiata is advising his younger cousin Titus.....that going to a mainland Pac-12 program isn't always what it's cracked up to be.


  224. Chicken Grease:

    Diogenes Sinope:
    December 14th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    . . .

    Chicken Grease: "Whether" instead of "weather" w/regard to your usage"
    We have been having a bad spell of whether/weather lately - windy, no?

    Yes, nice, brisk weather for good times, good times!


  225. A-House:

    Geez, I hope ST did not catch a cold.

    Saw him last night sitting in his dining room, hads clasped behind his hear, and no shirt!


  226. A-House:

    hads = hands


  227. el burro sabio:

    Mr. A-House,

    I really didn't need that visual in my head to start the day, hahaha.


  228. Slugger:

    Prayers for the children and families of Sandy Hook School in Connecticut.

    Live your life with Aloha, gangees.

    Laters...


  229. mo808:

    ST, guess you'll need to move your Christmas tree to a strategic location for privacy (use bristish accent) from interested next door neighbor. :)


  230. Bleed Green and White:

    (Chicken Grease)

    Mahalo for correction (whether)!
    Regarding internet reference, I thought it was pretty clear.
    WOW! As in WOW he got the gig after a very public screw up!


  231. mo808:

    @216. Kekoa, yup he survived! Good thing hubs is always on the road ahead of marathon madness! :)


  232. mo808:

    Bristish=British. (sheesh)


  233. Chicken Grease:

    Hai . . . rest in peace to the 18 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I'm not including the gunman. And neither are you.

    This is making a Grease cry.


  234. gobows:

    27 dead, 18 children


  235. WarriorNY:

    Geez, what the hell is wrong with people...
    Shooting at an Elementary school? I'm at a loss for words...


  236. azwarrior22:

    Wow too many locos out there.


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