Saturday ramblings

January 12th, 2013

It appears that Kawehi Sablan, a former Castle High and Foothill College linebacker, is set to join the Warriors as a walk-on.

Here's his highlight video: Sablan

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The glitch has been de-glitched, and offensive tackle David Griffin, a transfer from Mesa College, is expected to begin his UH classes on Monday. That means he can participate in the Warriors' offseason conditioning program and spring training. Griffin signed with the Warriors last month.

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Dejon Allen remains on the clock for this semester. If he doesn't meet the full requirements to enroll at UH this spring, then the Warriors will hold the scholarship for the fall semester.

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The Warriors' recruiting ties to Florida are significant. It is no surprise that a 2011 study showed that Florida produced the third-highest number of NFL players. California and Texas were 1-2.

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It should be interesting to see if UCLA uses all of its stars against Hawaii in tonight's volleyball match. The Outrigger often is used as means to experiment with lineups and schemes. It would be helpful to the Warriors if they played against one of the best team's best.

124 Responses to “Saturday ramblings”

  1. wafan:


  2. wafan:


  3. Pomai:

    Maybe #1

  4. wafan:

    Welcome new Warrior Sablan!

  5. Pomai:

    WOW wafan sneaked right in there

  6. wafan:

    Welcome new Warrior Griffin!

  7. wafan:

    Hi, Pomai!

  8. COORS808:

    also heard rumors that former Aiea DB Kainoa Raguindin will transfer to UH also

  9. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Welcome to Warriors Sablan and Griffi!n

  10. lurker Ron:

    Your comments about too many and too long time outs is so right on the money. We spend 3 hrs. to watch 30 minutes of volleyball. This team needs someone to take over at critical times. This could be a very good team by the end of the year but they need to make the play-offs to prove it.

  11. slenzi:

    So, what pieces are the Warriors lacking? what have they addressed with recruiting? in terms of doing what they need to do to be competitive in Mountain West? Will Warriors ever be bowl elligible in Mtn West, or will they be holding down the bottom rung with New Mexico? Do we have anything to be thankful for or grateful for in the 2012-2014 season?

  12. Shadow:

    If Sablan is no. 13, he looks good. A great addition to the LB group.

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  14. Chicken Grease:


    Think Greg "dumbell" Gumbel is in love-bias with Denver.

    Saturday ramblings
    January 12th, 2013
    By Stephen Tsai

    It should be interesting to see if UCLA uses all of its stars against Hawaii in tonight's volleyball match. The Outrigger often is used as means to experiment with lineups and schemes. It would be helpful to the Warriors if they played against one of the best team's best.

    At this point, think UCLA can get/do all kinds of creative with this Warrior v-ball team. Luis was right to put her blog on hiatus.

    Yesterday's song quote was for the lovers; today . . . to you, broken hearteds:

    When the one you love's
    In love with
    Someone else

    Don't you know it's torture
    I mean, it's a livin' hell

    - Rod Stewart

    # # #

  15. Warrior Dave:

    Strange to see frosty breaths in Denver but no snow. So sunny there.

  16. el burro sabio:

    Who is this guy, don't remember hearing about him before.

  17. Mauiwarrior:

    Think he going on his mission

  18. el burro sabio:


  19. Mauiwarrior:

    Hopefully we see him in two years

  20. laulau head:

    On paper...Warriors shaping up quite nicely!

    Is it August yet?

  21. Chicken Grease:

    Wonder if any coach, in recruiting, would tell a hopeful, "look . . . your only MISSION is to dominate in the next four years." or likeness thereof.

  22. question:

    who are the NFL prospects for the upcoming season? we only had 3 this year. edwards, punter, long snapper.

  23. kapakahi:

    Ronald Fields?

  24. jm2375 (iPad):

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Welcome to the new Warriors!


  25. SteveM:

    So slow today that I was checking the blog on this day 6 years ago (the formative 2007 spring) for anything interesting. Not much except for hopes/speculation if Colt Brennan will stay for the 2007 season. Only 60 comments but I noted the bloggers (in order of posting):

    Tombo (Tombo Ahi - CA)
    ted domay (FloridaTed) RIP
    James - (Jesse) James
    Cool Ethan
    Da Punchbowl Kid
    Dayton (Morinaga -- basketball)
    Long Time UH Fan - RIP

  26. wafan:

    SteveM . . .

    Thanks, good memories of good times and fun.

  27. Chicken Grease:

    Where's SAWARRIOR lately? Is he a gametime posteur? (much like how "war time consigliere is referenced in The Godfather movies.)

  28. tommui:


    Welcome Florida recruits!

    David Griffin: thank you for becoming a Warrior!

  29. SteveM:

    wafan -- what's surprising is that except for Ted, Fred, and a few others, they have all posted in the last week or so..

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  31. Gambit808:

    Who's next to commit?

  32. Chicken Grease:


  33. Chicken Grease:

    Whoooooooooo RAVENS!

  34. Not an Expert:

    Hawaii loses another close one. What is the most pathetic thing about this loss is the turnovers committed in the last 3 minutes and the biggest one happening after they called timeout under their own basket. They have the worst offensive plays to inbound a pass from their side of the court. Get some plays that gives them a clear 3 point play or a layup potential off the inbound.

  35. Not an Expert:

    UH has lost more of the close ones than winning one. The coach needs to address that of himself and see what he needs to change to come up on top.

  36. laulau head:

    Anybody know how Paipai and Alex did at the Casino Del Sol All-Star game?

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  38. Kaimiloa:

    We were in this game. I could only listen on the radio but it sounded like neither team was at their best. Its not like we were playing a chump. LBSU is a title contender. We made up a 10 point deficit in the last minutes. The ref who called all of the techs on UH was a last minute replacement. Gib probably deserved his but Jefferson only did what I see on highlight shows every day. He made a "3 point" gesture after making a 3 point shot. What he did was make the "ok" sign and then look through it. That being said, it wasn't the ref's fault we lost. The team battled a good team and lost by 4 on the road. They will get better.

  39. kapakahi:

    Unexpected.....but definitely not in a good way.

  40. kapakahi:


    Paipai had a sack.....while Alex was booming 'em.

  41. MattyBoy:

    What do you mean Kapakahi?

  42. MattyBoy:

    What are you referring to?

  43. Poly Mom:

    Want to congratulate former Warrior Tight End David Barbour and his wife Deborah on the marriage today of their daughter Abigail to Chris Keya from New York. Beautiful wedding. The Lord blessed David and Deborah with 6 daughters. 2 down four more weddings. Love to the newlyweds.

  44. whitey:

    Congratulations d1, your team is a winnah!!!

  45. HiFlyer:

    Go Niners

  46. jm2375 (Infuse):

    Notes from the SSC:
    - UHAD BJ is here
    - looks like Gonzo will play tonight. Dang.

  47. mo808:

    Good Evening Folks!

  48. mo808:

    Welcome to the new Warriors, Kawehi & David!

  49. mo808:

    Wow, slow day!

  50. mo808:

    Fifty! =)

  51. Chicken Grease:

    Congratulations on getting # 50, mo808! Great post in the other day's blog!

  52. BKekoa ( 9th isle):

    YEAH GO 9ers!!

  53. Wes'side Warrior:

    Howzit, Gang!

    Just dropped on by to say, "howzit'.

    Busy with the kids, so one of the older ones took over my computer. At least she let me peek on the machine once in a while. So good to get outside and throw a football around a bit. Wondering if spring is on the way, or if we're just experiencing unusual warmth...

    Anyways, you all take care.

    Best of everything to our Warriors, Wahine, and 'Bows!

  54. 3-Prong:

    OK all you 49er Fans reveling in todays victory, whithout internet help, why are 49ers called 49ers? Surely a true fan whould know! Hehe

  55. mo808:

    Gold rush, maybe?

  56. mo808:

    56. My age =)

  57. laulau head:

    Mahaloz Kapakahi

  58. mo808:

    Go MVB!

  59. whitey:

    oh my darling Clementine.

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  61. A-joe:

    San Francisco 49ers took their nickname from miners who took part in the California gold rush in 1849. They were referred to as, "Forty Niners."

  62. mo808:


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  64. 3-Prong:

    Eh-Joe, I mean A-Joe, no internet assistance eh? Pretty impressive. You qualify.

    btw all Cowboy fans got the same question right. hehe

  65. kapakahi:

    More recent highlight video for Kawehi.....

    BUT the guy that UH really needs to recruit hard is Kawehi's Mt. SAC teammate....who trips to UH next weekend....

  66. Slugger:

    Hi, gang!

    At the MVB game.


  67. kapakahi:


    Meant Foothill College.

  68. gobows:

    anyone know what happened to manroop clair?

    fotu 2-3 from field in 30 min. they gotta get their best shooter more shots
    team 7-15 from the line.
    17 turnovers
    jawato 4-6 from 3

    lbsu 18-29 from the line

  69. d1shima:


    Ninahz! :-D

    Who's Got It Better Than Us?

  70. papajoe2:

    When SF first got into the leauge they were The San Francisco #1s. Then the next year they were San Francisco 2s. The year after that they called themselves 33. This went on and on until they sold the team and the new owner said "that's it! We stopping where we are." Thus the 49ers.

  71. papajoe2:

    Ooops misprint on #70. 33 should have been 3s. :)

  72. d1shima:

    Harbaugh Bowl 02032013

  73. papajoe2:

    Slipping on the oil over here.

  74. gobows:

    AP NFL All-Pro Niners
    1st team: Mike Iupati, Aldon Smith (LB), Patrick Willis, NaVarro Bowman, Dashon Goldson, Andy Lee.

    2nd team: Joe Staley, Justin Smith (DE), Justin Smith (DT), Ahmad Brooks.

    also receiving votes: Bruce Miller, Anthony Davis, Alex Boone, Aldon Smith (DE), Donte Whitner.

  75. 3-Prong:

    70 PPJ2: Creative....:-)

  76. gobows:

    that makes the most sense, after all 50 is always associated with Hawaii.

    plus in san francisco they have the 49 mile scenic drive.

  77. 3-Prong:

    Beat UCLA Gunfunnit!

  78. 3-Prong:


  79. 3-Prong:

    Maryknoll boy looks ready!

  80. Cary Kono:

    Good evening!

  81. 3-Prong:

    DAS HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. kruzen:

    what a game, congrats to MV.

  83. 3-Prong:

    Da Monkey is off da back!!!!

  84. gobows:

    how da hell did they beat UCLA?

  85. pu'uwai:

    --5 sets against #10 Ohio State
    --5 sets against # 7 Penn State
    --5 sets against # 5 UCLA and a win...3rd one is the charm.

    Imua warriors!!!

  86. 3-Prong:

    No Germanator but a good host of transfers, and local kids. More depth than last year.

  87. Derek:

    Now we know why Colin Kaepernick was named starting QB after mid-season. The guy is a playmaker, both with his arm and his legs. WOW! His 181 yards rushing is an NFL record for a QB in the playoffs. 447 yards total offense ain't too shabby either. The Harbaugh Brothers Super Bowl is still alive. That would be a first for sure.

    Gotta go with the Seahawks and the Patriots tomorrow.

    #68 I asked the same question about Clair too. Nobody has said anything why. Strange.
    When your best player (Fotu) only take 3 shots, that's bad coaching right there. I'm pissed the last 2 games. They blew it.

  88. jm2375 (iPad):

    Great game tonight. Beating UCLA is just sooooo sweet.
    Congrats to JP Marks and local boy Matt Cheape for making the All-Tournament team. Thought Zarkovic would make it too, but oh well.
    It was a great tournament. Every match went 5 sets except for PSU's sweep of Ohio St today.

  89. Chicken Grease:

    Heh. Men v-ball Warriors beat UCLA?

    Missed the while thing. Had a yen to enjoy something that I knew the end to, which is why I and the fellas went to Zero Dark Thirty. :D

    Slow moving in the beginning, but, worthy of the recent accolades. The post-bin Laden k1ll celebration in the streets was justified, folks. (like you need to see this film to know that, heh.)

  90. 3-Prong:

    Yup, boys battled all tournament and finally got the payoff. Interesting team this year.

  91. WarriorNY:

    It looks like the Florida boys are enjoying their trips based on Twitter and instagram...

    Did I miss a posting saying that Simeon Thomas committed? He's sporting UH Uni's in a bunch of pictures on his twitter...

    Great job coaches...

  92. WarriorNY:

    Can't wait for ST to confirm some commitments tonight... I'm no expert but based on twitter posts, I wouldn't be surprised if we got at least three more great commits...

  93. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Auryte VolleyBows! :-)

  94. d1shima:



    Let the games continue!

  95. wafan:

    A good Sunday, all!

  96. wafan:

    Another day of clear blue skies and looooooow temps.

  97. wafan:

    Already all the way up to 23.

  98. wafan:

    Thank goodness no snow.

    Well, except at the Seattle Center with over 100 tons of snow brought in yesterday.

    At least it did not melt!

  99. wafan:

    Can it be?

  100. wafan:


  101. wafan:

    2nd century!!!

  102. wafan:

    'Attaway, VolleyBows!

  103. wafan:

    Good luck to BJ.

    He is definitely going to need it with the cast of characters with whom he must work.

  104. wafan:


    1st with = considering

    Darn it.

  105. papajoe2:

    wafan, and I'm freezing in Mililani's 50s. Take care bruddah.

  106. wafan:

    ppj2 . . .

    Like trade?

  107. 3-Prong:

    Headed to LV to celebrate #2 daughters having a legall adult beverage with her parents.

  108. wafan:

    5th day of latest plantar issue.

    Difficult to stand or walk.

  109. 3-Prong:

    d1: her kicker boyfriend joining us

  110. wafan:

    Seahawk kick off coming up soon.

  111. Kaimiloa:

    The birdies must be under a gag order. No peeps out of them, eh?

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Great VB game last night - wadda triller!

    Take care wafan. No jumping up and down during the game!

  113. d1shima:


    Nice! Have a great time and Good Luck!

  114. Chicken Grease:

    Thanks to wafan for bringing us into the 2nd century on this blog entry of a Tsai.

    Good morning!

  115. Slugger:

    Good morning, gang!

    Wonderful MVB win last night.


    It's sort of another milestone in family life. My son bought me a drink when we went to the New Orleans Jazz Festival at Preservation Hall after he turned 21. I will always remember that. Enjoy your time with #2. Good Luck in LV!

  116. 702WarriorFan:

    Morning Tsaikos
    non FB info regarding Java 7 security issues with browsers.
    Might want to delete program or at least disable java plugins until update issued wheneva since Oracle is slow with their updates.

    Great win MV!
    Any more recruiting updates?

  117. Kevin:

    Congrats to the Warriors on a great win over UCLA!

    Enjoy the moment guys!!!

    Ole Gonzo looked so sad... :lol: :lol: :lol:

  118. Chicken Grease:

    Slugger and 3-Prong . . . A Grease doesn't really know, but, isn't that kind of Oedipal (w/regard to "mother") or Elektra. (w/regard to "father") Um. Grease no high-moralist or Bible-thumper, but . . . That kinda' sounds like buying someone you know who smokes a carton of their favorite brand for his or her Christmas present. Heh, just mentioning.

  119. A-House:

    is ST "toying" with us who are seeking football recruiting news for UH?

    is ST holding out in announcing some "big" recruiting news for the Warriors?

    is this the reason for no new post for today?

    hiho, good neighbor! wats-up???

  120. A-House:

    3 Prong:

    mid to low 20s in Vegas today!

    keep warm!

    if you are going HAL, no get lost in the Terminal 3 maize to get to baggage claim and out to your pick-up point!

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