Edwards receives combine invite

January 24th, 2013

Former UH cornerback/returner Mike Edwards said he has accepted an invitation to compete in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

He said he has been asked to report on Feb. 20.

Edwards and San Diego State corner Leon McFadden have been training together in Arizona. They became friends during the Mountain West media preview this past summer.

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Trayvon Henderson's commitment is a boost to this recruiting class, but the Warriors are not done. It appears they are reserving scholarships for at least three local players and some more mainland prospects. The next two weekends should be telling. Among the recruits expected to visit are linebacker Jamie Tago of American Samoa and cornerback Troy McCollum of Florida.

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The people you meet in Waikiki . . .


Former UH defensive end Ikaika Alama-Francis is participating in football clinics on the neighbor islands. Alama-Francis, who has a home in Florida, has been helping to take care of his father in recent months.

338 Responses to “Edwards receives combine invite”

  1. WarriorNY:


  2. mo808:


  3. mo808:

    Yay for Edwards!

  4. Moocher:

    top 3?

  5. Moocher:

    blah, 4

  6. mo808:

    Reserved scholarships for "three local players and some more mainland prospects"... Yippee!

  7. Bugaz:

    Stretch out the hamstrings!

  8. mo808:

    Good Morning Folks! I don't like working the late shift it just throws off my sleep schedule. So much good recruit news to catch up on! Welcome greetings to:
    Safety, Henderson and to Matthew “Meffy” Koloamatangi, a lineman. See you in 2015
    Quarterback Aaron Zwahlen and Defensive tackle Keti Salakielu!
    I like that UH will be in the West (Casino Division) along with familiar rivals UNLV, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State. Looking forward to signing day! Have a good one! Hiho!

  9. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Did I beat Chix Grease??

  10. mo808:


  11. Annoddah Dave:

    @#10 mo808: Tenks!

  12. Kukui High School:

    Good Morning! Any news on local recruits to UH?

  13. Slugger:

    Good morning, gang!

    Good luck to Mike Edwards!

  14. Chicken Grease:


    Congratulations, Mike Edwards

    Great letters by a Bob Reed (Kaneohe) on the Te'o situation and a Jack M. Schmidt, Jr. (Kailua) and Adam Lipka (Wahiawa) on another situation in today's (1-24-2013) "views and voices" section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    # # #

  15. laulau head:

    Show your swag Mikey!!

  16. Shoko:

    Apparently, according to a recent report, the voice of Lennay Kekua was not that of a woman, but of a man, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who was trying to establish a relationship with Teo.


  17. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck to Mike Edwards!

  18. jeezy33:

    Kalei Auelua will play for NMSU. Interesting we didn't want him

  19. clyde:

    Re: 14. Reed's "letter" is based on a myopic, conspiratorial viewpoint. I felt Vernetta A. Hall gave the situation more thought in writing her letter. Sorry, Stephen, back to UH football …

  20. tom mui:


    The recruiting effort seems to be definitely positive - contrary to the naysayers when the football season ended 45-days (or so) ago.

  21. Buffoman:

    What's the status of Lawrence Fenumiai?

    I figure one scholarship may be on hold for Mr. Wily of the local crowd. Who are the other possible locals that UH is holding scholarships for?

  22. kev-1:

    Great morning with great recruiting news AND news of an invite for Edwards. Good luck young man.

    Is Alama-Francis still playing?

  23. gobows:

    Jamie Tago:

  24. PurpleMaple:

    At least one other local should be Titus Failauga.

  25. gobows:

    247sports put out that Tago committed to the UH on 1-23-13...


  26. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Good luck to Mike! Wishing him every success.

    Warrior recruiting = excellent!

  27. gobows:

    Barack Obama sushi:

  28. Derek:

    My final recruiting commits:
    1) Barker, WR
    2) Failauga, DL
    3) McCollum, CB
    4) Wily, RB
    5) Mystery Dual QB - holy grail potential. Otherwise, best athlete available.
    6) Ekuale, if there's still some light.

  29. Leron:

    #22 Ikaika was cut by the 49ers in training camp

  30. kev-1:

    thanks Leron . . . that's too bad

  31. PONO:

    My guess at the 3 locals we are holding scholies for is Titus, Wily and one just in case a kid gets dropped or has a change of heart.

  32. d1shima:

    Best wishes to Mike Edwards. Strut dat stuff!

  33. jeezy33:

    28. Should add Ofa Hautau. Legit DT. Oklahoma St visiting him though so might be tough

  34. gobows:

    Tui Talia, FR, 6-3, 235, 4.6 40, DE/OLB, Diablo Valley College

    Scott Eklund ‏@ScottEklund of JCFootball.com reported Talia was offered by the UH.


  35. kapakahi:

    Talia's highlight video that Jeezy33 posted yesterday.....


  36. gobows:

    coaches are in Florida?
    McCollum's tweet:
    2 Fast ‏@Speed2Kill
    #Hawaii Stopping By Today.

  37. redzone:

    Aright Mike Edwards. Go rep the 808.

  38. al:

    #36...to confirm flt info.

  39. jeezy33:

    I think Talia will start racking up big offers. Good to see Hawaii be the first but this was his first season at DE. He gained about 40 pounds from high school and a real gym rat. 16 tackles for loss is pretty good in his 1st year and the guy can fly. Typical recruit we usually end up going against Oregon st and Wazzu for.

  40. kapakahi:

    Probably just Demo.

  41. al:

    i'd try jamie tago at tight end.

  42. gobows:

    so it's true Tui Talia went from 6-3, 235 to 6-5, 275 in a year?

  43. kapakahi:


    Fenumiai didn't have a stellar last season at RCC.

    Led to believe that a scholie is reserved for Failauga.

  44. kapakahi:


    Highly doubtful....but one never knows. Remember Taliulu last year.

    Koehler has already changed his mind twice thus far.....Tennessee....then Arkansas.....now apparently Kansas.

  45. kifi:

    Healing prayers for Joe Francis, one of Hawaii's first NFL veteran and former Packer. Get well brah.

  46. Former UH Athlete:

    Good luck to Edwards at the Combine (aka Underpants Olympics).... I think he'll do well. I've been watching a little bit of the Senior Bowl practices and the drills they do are very interesting. You get to see what the NFL scouts look for in players.

    Chow's got transfers that will fill the immediate holes and lots of freshmen to build the program around long term. Time will tell how they develop but the foundation of the program looks much better now.

    As I've said several times, year 3 or 4 is when you tell how good a new head coach is. Year 1 is transitional with a patchwork recruiting class and implementing systems. Year 2 is the 1st full recruiting class and expansion of the offensive playbook. Can be inconsistent with a ton of roster turnover (new recruits and previous coach's players leaving program). Year 3 is when the new coach's early recruits really start showing their development.

  47. Former UH Athlete:

    Hopefully UH can keep the boys going on mission when they return in 2015. Several magically end up at "you know where" once they return.

  48. kapakahi:


    Don't know if this is reality....or just my perception.....but these last-day commit change-ups mostly seem to have gone against UH.....Taliulu, Keliikipi, Perry, etc.

    There must've been others, but the only one that comes to mind.....that ever went UH's way was.....Ornellas.

    Or just maybe the local recruiting disappointments.....more so than the coups.....are just easier to remember.

  49. Buffoman:

    #48 In a strange way, you sort of reinforce a point some make, myself included in that when the young person leaves, we sort of forget who they are. Nothing against them but the real interest for most Warrior fan is with those who are here. I can't remember who Taiulu is and what Perry has done.

  50. Former UH Athlete:

    As if the Te'o thing couldn't get weirder....



  51. Former UH Athlete:

    #44.. Are you serious... Why would Koehler want to go to Kansas? Better track his family's bank accounts.

    Then again... going by school stature he's burned... he's downgrading with each choice... maybe UH has a shot if Koehler changes his mind a few more times.

  52. Derek:

    Talia looks impressive. Sign him up, he has a non stop motor and plays to the whistle. Good bull rush and spin move, has a great burst to make the tackle. Has a lot of upside.

  53. SteveM:

    I would guess that if a recruit is really undecided, he would want to commit to any school he just visited (while the impression and memory is strong). Same for a player who verbal-ed elsewhere earlier. A few days later...maybe not so much.

    Having a recruit visit on the last weekend before LOI day should be advantageous? Any thoughts on this from those who know recruiting better?

  54. al:

    last minute turn arounds...dick tomey was the master at turning kids around.

    kifi knows of at least one.

  55. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    WTG Mr. Edwards! As Bugaz said, stretch da hammies!


  56. BigWave96744:

    Not LOI day changes, but the following changed their minds in Jan to commit to UH.
    Beau Yap (Baylor)
    Paipai Falemalu (Oregon St)
    Steven Lakalaka (UCLA)

  57. jiminy cricket:

    Sorry #46 and 47. that is just not correct. In the old days, coaches were given 5 years to build a program. then in the last 15 years or so, we started seeing coaches turning programs around in the 1st year and 2nd years, e.g. June Jones, Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, this year Bob Davie at NMSU, etc.(Davie was the most interesting this year; NMSU was 3-33 in the 3 years before he took over and they beat UH at Aloha Stadum this year). There are a bunch of them. These are the GOOD COACHES. Alumni and ADs then got smart and said if these other coaches and schools can do it in one year, how come our school has to wait 4-5 years?

    And then, the collegiate programs began demanding quicker turnarounds so you don't see too many 5 year contracts for new coaches any more. that's why Chow has a 3 year contract. The GOOD coaches can turn around the program in one year. the lower tier coaches will take longer, if they are successful at all.

    Chow obviously has to go heavy on the JC route. But most JC guys don't pan out until their 2nd year in the program, if at all. There are some exceptions who make immediate impacts in their first year, but they are far and few.

    People get overly optimistic during recruting season. I hope UH has a winning season this coming year, but I am not optimistic for the reasons above. Bring back JJ.

  58. kapakahi:


    Other than Weis being there, don't know what the appeal is there.

    Going back to when Sol was being recruited, the dad....who lives on the mainland....has always favored the mainland programs.

  59. BigWave96744:

    Correction it was New Mexico that beat Hawaii, not New Mexico St

  60. jimmy the lock:

    I thought Coach Chow has a 5-year contract.

  61. BigWave96744:

    New Mexico beat FCS Southern, newcomer Texas St, New Mexico St and Hawaii

  62. BigWave96744:

    JJ was 1-11 his first year at SMU

  63. gobows:

    and when the local boys go away, sometimes it doesn't work out: Kimo Makaula. Idaho State got blown out by super powers cal poly 14-70, montana 24-70, and portland state 10-77 and went 1-10. their only win came against black hills state school for the blind 38-5. for the season they gave up 592 points and scored only 228.
    he probably owes #5 some thanks for getting UW to steal him away from the UH.

  64. kapakahi:


    Gotta agree.

    Unless they eventually make it to the league, local players who play away aren't really remembered.....whereas the former UH players are forever remembered by the local fans here.

    Pretty sure that Shawn Ching and John Veneri would agree with the latter opinion.

  65. gobows:

    Former UH Athlete:
    January 24th, 2013 at 8:52 am
    Hopefully UH can keep the boys going on mission when they return in 2015. Several magically end up at "you know where" once they return.

    why is #47 not correct...perception around college football is that players do want to attend BYU after completing their missions. see michael wadsworth.

  66. d1shima:


  67. BigWave96744:

    Charlie Weis was 1-11 last year at Kansas and let go a lot of scholarship guys (10 within his first month st KU) including the drama of not giving QB Brock Berglund a release

  68. Whats up:

    There are many variables that can make or break a coach turning around a program or trying to continue to keep program at a high level after losing a great head coach. Like Big Wave said Junes Junes went 1-11 his first year at SMU but went 9-4 in his first year at Hawaii. But one is true it does take time to see how good a head coach really is.

  69. kapakahi:

    #39 & #52,

    Gotta agree that Talia looks like the real deal.....and just starting to physically develop.

    Found this highlight video (first 1:12 of clip) of him playing MLB for Ygnacio Valley High School back in 2010.....when he was still lean and lanky.

    Another good thing is that......Talia has 3 to play 3.

  70. d1shima:




  71. koakane:

    morning tsaiko ward, so so morning but gotta get up sometime yea :lol:

  72. Chicken Grease:


  73. koakane:

    d1 #70 m-o-u-s-e

  74. Chicken Grease:

    Go jyuu desu.

  75. Chicken Grease:


  76. jimmy the lock:


    Funny dat one!

  77. gobows:

    whatever happened to Abu Ma'afala? he's coaching LB's and special teams at West Liberty University (div ii) for HC Roger Waialae.

  78. Buffoman:

    #57 I think that JJ's time at UH is pau. I don't know if there is any truth to the whispers regarding what happened prior to UH playing in the Sugar Bowl with him being distracted with a new offer (albeit in large part our fault with contract being messed up). The part that may be unsettling if there is some truth is the discipline issue prior to being on a HUGE stage where the story goes that key individual(s) were out until the wee hours of the morning prior to the game. That did not sit well with me.

    If you are representing Hawaii in a first and BIG stage, I want someone who is responsible to manage the situation and if those stories are true, we looked worse than we should have (not saying we could have beaten the opponent and officials) due to a lack of proper management.

    I would like to see things work out for this coach but if it does not and we need to replace him, I would opt for someone else. Winning is important but there has to be character building as these young men will have to function in the real world following their playing days and it would be great to have lessons in life be instilled that would help them move on. That's just my opinion.

  79. Old School Dave:

    Like the Frank Delima song goes: "JJ took da money and said Aloha, and us guys we still stay hea."

  80. Kevin:

    Players bringing video cameras while running onto the field was a nice indication of how "concentrated" said former coach was.

    Jones made good in game adjustments in the WA game when the pass rush murdered our offense dropping us to 0-21 at one point so one would figure that for a game of that magnitude, the offensive "genius" could have done the same with weeks to prepare in New Orleans.

    We may not have won against Georgia in the end, but to have been down 38-3 or whatever it was in the first three quarters doesnt do justice to the "brilliance" of a coach that some like to paint Jones to be after the fact.

  81. gobows:

    Hawaii Athletics ‏@HawaiiAthletics
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  82. clyde:

    Just watched the Katie Couric/Manti Te’o interview. May I suggest to anyone with an interest in this story to do the same. The hardened skeptics may feel it was all shibai … the explanations, the tears. The realists may feel reinforced -- yes, Manti was duped and yes, he lied after the fact which he admits was a huge mistake -- but it will help give some perspective into how this bizarre story played out. OK, back to recruiting news.

  83. gobows:

    coaching, and some of the woes on offense is the fault of colt brennan and john estes...estes gave away the snaps with his head movement, it was so systematic, look up, pause, snap, look up, pause, snap, same rhythm every snap.

  84. Kevin:

    I am not cheerleader for the former HC by any means. However I do not believe he left UH for ONLY the money. I believe him when he said he was frustrated with certain things and I believe as most staunch JJ-only disciples are with the notion that a former AD failed to act and he felt un-appreciated.

    Where my point of discontent lies is the fact that while you already placed a downpayment on a new house, you do not turn off the water and leave your solid waste behind in the toilet.

    While it wasnt to the degree in which Brian Kelly ABANDONED the student-athletes at Cincinnati, I believe he didnt properly prepare the team as a coach/leader should. Yes, enjoy yourselves in the moment, but he should have owned up to the student-athletes under his "command" and not let them get fed to the lions for the nation to see.

  85. Kevin:


    I believe the rumor goes that a former UH player who was on the sidelines noted the snap count issue, related it to the offensive line coach at the time who supposedly relayed it to the HC only to find the HC said nothing in response.

  86. Kevin:

    Ah... PAU already.

    He aint never coming back and UH football can live on.


  87. Chicken Grease:

    January 24th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Just watched the Katie Couric/Manti Te’o interview. May I suggest to anyone with . . .

    A Grease'll watch. But, without having watched . . . The questions must certainly remain . . . he almost HAD to have resources ready help him, for starters:

    • Laie pride

    • "Punahou mafia"

    • Notre Dame

    • Mormon church

    Yet, his inclination -- after having a good amount of time to think about the situation (heck, five MINUTES would've been enough time) -- was to lie.

    This guy built up to be someone who, if he was between having to lie and a hard place, you would certainly expect him to consult one of his many resources. Resources that wouldn't have thought twice about helping him get out of a mess. Trusted resources, to him.

    A Grease shrugs.

    "What is past is prologue." - JFK

  88. Derek:

    I'm sick and tired hearing about Te'o. He didn't commit a crime. Move on. One snap and clear. We should be talking about UH recruiting or the 49ers and the Ravens.

  89. Shoko:

    Was checking out the Nevada Wolf Pack blog and there seems to be some chatter about the Pack scheduling a game against BYU. Some fans have speculated this is the result of Hawaii needing to get out of the BYU home game for the conference championship. Not sure how true these rumors are, but the some with inside knowledge says the situation is fluid.

  90. gobows:

    the new new orleans pelicans logo:


  91. jimmy the lock:


    Just don't read the MT posts. We all know you don't only post about UH recruiting. Topics are wide ranging on here.

  92. Inyoface:

    Our team seems to be getting bigger and faster already.

  93. gobows:

    wolf pack fans are not well informed on the situation... w/o a conference schedule byu has to really hustle to get opponents...plus the agreement between byu and the UH has a clause for the conference championship game. so we should expect the game to be moved, and not cancelled. which I don't mind (unless that game is played at Aloha) because that's marathon sunday on dec 8.

  94. al:

    quoting jimmy kimmel last night...

    "...lance armstrong is accused of doping and manti te'o is accused of being a dope"

  95. al:

    jimmy may we talk burgers now?
    its lunch hour or as d1 would coin it, "lun chow wah".

  96. gobows:

    where's Robby Toma in all of this...thought they were tight

  97. Kekoa:

    Just left the NFC Pro Bowl practice @ Hickam. Huge turnout of fired up fans!

    AFC team arriving next. Weather was a bit soggy, but lots of fans still came out to cheer their faves.

    No doubt we need to keep the game here. I was seeking out our powerfull Media professional, Mr. Tsai for his opinion on the festive atmoshere in the stands.

  98. Shoko:

    93. Yea, you're right. That so-called "insider" clarified and said his post was just speculation.

    How is it that there is a clause in the BYU-Hawaii game when it was scheduled well in advance before there was any mention of a championship game?

  99. redzone:

    Lawrence Kansas is a good college town. I hope Reeve is going there for more than football. Never been to Lawrence but I was in Kansas for a while. It gets very cold in the winter. It is a dry kind of cold that really bites. Because it is flat when the wind blows it gets colder. I remember it being 29 below with wind chill where I was. The dry cold really bites. And watch out for those snow drifts. I remember walking one day stepped in a ditch and ended up with snow up to my chin. I had to dig myself out.

  100. jm2375:

    Shoko - #98 - was the game scheduled when BYU was still in the MWC? It's possible that it was originally an out-clause for BYWho and not UH.

  101. A-House:

    Did you notice the sequence the 49ers and Falcons and Seahawks and Ravens and Patriots centers go through before snapping the ball - I believe all look under/between their legs before snapping the ball - some have stronger motion, but will it dictate how a Dline responds?

    Guess it could work both ways to draw the Dline offside - like a pause before snapping the ball? Aren't Dline men taught to watch the ball only - execute when the center's hand moves.

    So far, I have not seen any except those Dline who were really offside or lined up offside.

    Best to my knowledge and confirmed by a coach on staff during the 2008 Sugar Bowl that word leaked out to the players, in the locker room just before the game, that the HC was leaving for SMU. JJ did admit that he was contacted by a SMU rep in Oct 2007 about their HC position. Is this not against the rule(s) without getting permission from the school?

  102. Shoko:

    Nevermind, it just dawned on me that there is a clause for unforseen changes or developements that might cause Hawaii to get out of the game. I think thats what you meant.

  103. Shoko:

    100. Not sure, but it could have been scheduled years in advance like other games. So, I'm not completely positive BYU was in the MWC when the series of games were scheduled.

  104. A-House:


    think of the movie Oklahoma and the song which included lyrics of "when the wind comes blowing down the plain"

  105. gobows:

    the NCAA (no clue at all) has put the investigation of Miami University on hold while the NCAA investigates the NCAA. yes, that is not a mistake. the NCAA is investigating itself.

  106. A-House:

    Conference schedule for games -- just feed all the schools into a computer and ask it to come up with 4 or 5 different scenarios - where are the computer geeks when their needed!!!!!

    this should be done year round so there is NO waiting for weeks/months for a schedule - with the conference schedule in place it makes it easier for members to schedule out-of-conf games.
    oh, I forgot that the computer will spit out only the "garbage" its fed.

  107. Stretch:

    With all the excitement of the recruiting class that Coach Chow is putting together, here is an opportunity to hear about each of the players first.


  108. gobows:

    #98 & #100
    the agreement came in 2011 when the UH was in it's last WAC year and BYU was an independent.

  109. gobows:

    was you with the big red 1?

  110. Chicken Grease:

    January 24th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    the NCAA (no clue at all) has put the investigation of Miami University on hold while the NCAA investigates the NCAA. yes, that is not a mistake. the NCAA is investigating itself.

    They should do something else to themselves.

  111. Annoddah Dave:

    @#110 Chix: LOL! you are right but I think they may not be "long" enough!

  112. Slugger:

    I'm having you're favorite shoyu pork at Masa's for lunch. Yum!


  113. Slugger:

    You're = your, sheesh...

  114. Slugger:

    I have a spare MVB ticket for Friday. Call if you need one.

  115. duffer:

    Whatever happened to Brittany Hewitt?

  116. Bowwar:

    Still nothing on a punter and long-snapper for next year...

  117. Bowwar:

    Good luck and best wishes for all the local boys going to play for mainland universities...I hope they do well and enjoy living their lives on the mainland because I'll probably won't remember them after they leave.

    If they happen to return home, I probably won't remember them as they're standing in the employment line for a job. I WILL remember those local boys or mainland guys who decided to "stay" and play for the Aina. Yes, they'll be a the "front of the line" when I hire new employees, while the ones who left will be left searching for an "identity" and a job...

    Sorry, but that's the reality...Imua Warriors!

  118. gobows:

    graduated in 4, haven't heard anything else.

  119. Ralph:

    Hewitt graduated a year ago and left the program with a year of eligibility that would have had her playing this past Fall.

  120. Buffoman:

    Way off the subject but whatever happened to former UH and USFL running back Albert Holmes?

  121. Independent Thinker:

    ST, who are the three local players we are holding scholarships for?

    Would like to see UH recruit New Zealand and Samoa (independent state, not American Samoa). We can pick up some speedy DBs, backs, kickers, and linemen from these places.

    Take a look at Rugby 7s and Rugby itself. Fertile grounds for recruiting. Go get um chow.

  122. btn225:


    January 24th, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    You're = your, sheesh...

    funny posting on FB about grammer using you're and your.

    It is the difference between Feeling your nuts and Feeling you're nuts.

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  124. gobows:

    albert holmes played in '71, '72, and '73. the usfl started in '83. don't think he went pro


  125. gobows:

    guess the UH is in the Ammon Barker race after all:
    Ruben Meza ‏@RubenMezaASR
    6-foot-4 Sandy, Utah wide receiver Ammon Barker will take an official visit to #Hawaii on Feb. 1. No #SDSU visit this weekend.

  126. WarriorMojo:

    Word on Twitter is that Barker has committed to UH.

  127. MattyBoy:

    We got Barker!!! Nice pick up!

  128. MattyBoy:


  129. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Manti Teo interview with Katie on TV right now.

  130. maddog50:

    Very excited about roster additions....next few weeks will be interesting. Norm Chow is not building a team, rather a program. Do not know what happened to Albert Holmes---former teamate....did not look like an RB shifty with change of pace....really a nice guy don not think he was more than 165-170.

  131. WarriorMojo:

    Although it's no secret that I was never Manti's biggest fan, I HONESTLY haven't found much humor at all in his predicament. And, as I've said repeatedly, I think his spin doctors were idiotic for dragging this thing out, which only resulted in Manti becoming the butt of so many jokes.

    But at the risk of being accused of kicking someone who is down, I have to admit that this cracked me up:

    From twitter

    Tom Scocca ‏@tomscocca


  132. Derek:

    Trayvon Henderson is the best Henderson since Tom Henderson. Demetrious (Doe) Henderson was pretty good.

    And if Ammon Barker comes on board as posted he will be the best Barker since Tommy Barker.

    Oh yeah, and Marcus Kemp will be the best Kemp since Shawn Kemp and Stacey Howard is the best Howard since Dwight Howard. Hehe!

  133. BigWave96744:

    Per 18. jeezy33: January24th, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Kalei Auelua will play for NMSU. Interesting we didn't want him

    I wonder if this is still solid, now that NMSt Coach DeWayne Walker gave the Aggies the Jag

  134. Shoko:

    It's not my intention to make light of Manti's situation, but is phone sex against Mormon beliefs?

  135. PONO:

    Supposedly Barker is on board too. Man this train keeps on moving and picking up great players.

  136. Shoko:

    Disregard my last post. I don't think thats an appropriate question to ask.

  137. Shoko:

    Anyway, don't foget MBB on tonight on Big West TV.

  138. kapakahi:

    WR Barker now a Warrior.....still tripping to UH Super Bowl weekend (2/01).....but cancelled his trip this coming weekend to SDSU.....


  139. kifi:

    What happened to Barker at UCLA? Are the Bruins yanking schollies from committed recruits?

  140. Former UH Athlete:

    #57... I agree that 5 years is a better time period to give coaches, but in today's world of college football, AD's and boosters don't have the patience to let a coach run the full contract length if things are going in the wrong direction.

    I give you a famous (and true) quote:

    "Complacency is the enemy of success" -- Dave Stutman

    There's too much money at stake to let the football program have one winning season in four years and continue without changes.

    Believe me, Mack and his staff would have had a very tough time winning 6 games with the 2012 roster. I do not believe UH would have renewed his contract with only 1 winning season in 5 years. Add on top of that, two embarrassing bowl losses and getting blowout vs BYU to end the 2011 season and fail to earn a bowl bid.

    Winning cures a lot of ills, and the 2010 season saved Mack's job at that point, but when UH fell back to 6-7 in 2011, the co-WAC championship year was viewed as an anomaly vs a step in the right direction.


    Change is never pretty... unless you're Urban Meyer and inherit a roster loaded with 4 and 5 star recruits.

  141. kifi:

    #139 - I apologize to UCLA and their fans, didn't mean to make any false implications. I'm sincerely sorry.

  142. jiminy cricket:

    #65, sorry my mistake. Should have just said #46. Agree with #47.

  143. kapakahi:

    UH coaches need to go all-out this week......with SDSU coaches in town again this week.....now for the 3rd consecutive week in a row.....for another home visit to try to persuade the last huge local DL catch.....who's finally scheduled to be tripping to UH this weekend.

  144. kifi - Former Slug:

    #142 - I agree.

  145. redzone:

    I believe Manti. I think his dad summed it up. He is a kid. He just needs to grow. I wish him the best. I am now closing the book on this.

  146. Buffoman:

    I cannot remember in recent times our team being so aggressive in getting players to become Warriors. I like the fact that geography is not a barrier to these coaches, nor do they seem afraid to challenge the "big boys" for a young man's services.

    This class looks very impressive just as it stands. If I were some of the local boys thinking about building a future, they may want to think twice about going away. The coaches have destroyed some of the myths about getting bigger, faster players to come to the islands. Give this team a few more years and it'll be quite different from what we've seen in size, speed,toughness and team discipline.

  147. kapakahi:

    #139 & #141,

    No apologies or retractions necessary.....'cuz that's exactly what happened.


  148. BigWave96744:

    I don't think phone sex is acceptable in any religion.
    Heavy breathing is acceptable after one has reached physical exhaustion or if you are Darth Vader .

  149. jiminy cricket:

    #78 and #80. We were not going to beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It was like Notre Dame vs. Alabama. Remember, Georgia only had one loss that year and felt they were supposed to play in the National Championship game. Look at the players they had in that game; Matthew Stafford (No. 1 pick in the draft) and Knoshown Moereno (1st round draft choice), Danell Ellerbe (taking over for Ray Lewis at Baltimore) along with a whole host of superior athletes. As Larry Price used to say, physical superiority beats schemes.

    Also, remember the Georgia D linemen got to Colt so fast and the Referee crew never called offside? Well , rermember the SEC reviewed the tapes of the game and suspended the entire crew bc the offsides were so blatant and weren't called. This reallly damaged our passing game.

    JJ will be coming back to coach Hawaii in the future. It is destiny. A little birdie said so.

  150. kifi - Former Slug:

    #147 - No way, I was just joking.

  151. Buffoman:

    #149 I believe I stated what you stated in your first two paragraphs. I do not disagree. My disenchantment with JJ has more to do with how we showed up or did not show up and the whispers with regard to why we showed up as we did. If those were true whispers I would not want a return of that kind of coach. That's just my take.

    For all you know, your birdie may be correct and I would still cheer on the Warriors as this is our team.

  152. ai-eee-soos:

    B -Y- hooo update ... was this guy mentioned as a possibility?

    BYU: Just an update at BYU... Former offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brandon

    Doman will not return. Doman's a quality coach and person and should have opportunities in

    the league or at another quality program (likely as quarterbacks coach).

    BYU is being very thorough in searching for the right coaches to finalize the offensive staff. They still have quarterbacks and receivers open. Some very talented coaches such as Paul Peterson (offensive coordinator at Sacramento State), Daren Wilkinson (current CSU Pueblo offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Max Hall (former BYU quarterback, student assistant last season), Jason Beck (former BYU quarterback and current Simon Fraser OC/QBs) and Steve Clark (Southern Utah offensive coordinator) have all interviewed some more than once. Utah's Aaron Roderick was set to join the BYU staff at one point; but then opted to stay at Utah. We'll keep you posted...

  153. kapakahi:

    Sounding like.....sour grapes by the SDSU blogger.....making light of Barker's commitment to UH.....as well as the UH program too.....


  154. gobows:


    "Ammon Barker's main recruiter at #UCLA was Marques Tuiasosopo. It appears the Bruins interest in the three-star WR left with him."

    where did MT go?

  155. Former UH Athlete:

    #149: UH's O-line was out classed badly in the Sugar Bowl. Colt had no chance. Even great QBs struggle when they're pressured constantly. Sure there were some borderline offsides but Georgia was getting to Brennan without much resistance.

    I tore up my $100 moneyline ticket after the 1st quarter because UH had no chance at stopping the pass rush.

    The run-n-shoot gets stopped when the defense gets pressure with 3 or 4 rushers. Then they have enough defenders to cover the WRs.

  156. kapakahi:


    New QB Coach under Sark at his alma mater.....the U-Dub Huskies.

  157. WarriorNY:

    Thus was posted on Scout...

    “The coach that was recruiting me left for Washington and then they offered another kid. So I kind of lost my spot,” said Barker. “Last night I decided to commit to Hawaii. Coach Norm Chow is rebuilding things, he made me interested.”

  158. WarriorNY:


  159. kapakahi:


    JMHO that this full-court press by SDSU might be of concern.....as a last-ditch attempt to persuade this last huge local DL catch.....who already tripped to SDSU back in December....to forego his scheduled trip to UH this coming Pro Bowl weekend.

  160. Former UH Athlete:

    JJ might retire in Hawaii but I don't see him coaching at UH again.

  161. Jeezy33:

    Barker is a big time get!!!!!!!!

  162. Jeezy33:

    I'm guessing one if the jc guys loses a scholarship

  163. jeezy33:

    Still though, last week of recruiting which is next always has crazy things happen. So can't celebrate about everyone till signing day. I can only imagine how many coaches are knocking on Tulimasealii door. Also guys like Sale, Drake Miller, Barker will all be getting calls as Teams try to finalize recruiting classes.

  164. kifi - Former Slug:

    I've been saying this for many years. We need to be the first to recruit New Zealand. It's a gold mine down there.

  165. WarriorNY:

    I agree... Barker is a huge get. I can't help but feel really excited for the future of our program....

    Norm Chow, thanks for the incredible amount of hard work on the recruiting trail...

  166. jeezy33:

    Last 3 guys on my wish list. Titus Failauga, Billy Vaught Jr, Ofa Hautau. Let go!

  167. kapakahi:

    Still 2 more weeks until NLI Day.....but looking right now like 6 incoming WR recruits (Barker, Haynes, Howard, Kemp, Kirkwood, Polk).....might turn out to be the most WRs signed ever in the same recruiting class for UH.


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  169. Buffoman:

    I really want to see Charles Tuaau and Tigi Hill come home and play. I always thought that Charles was a beast in HS. It'd be great to see him as a Warrior.

    I believe that competition for playing slots is going to be fierce as we seem to have quality folks coming in to go up against some quality guys from last season. What a great thing to have.

  170. jeezy33:

    167...I know it's not ethical but I am guessing one of the JC guys will get a offer pulled. Especially since they aren't around for Spring Ball. Howard is a 2 for 2 guy.

  171. kifi:

    I'm excited to see what Keith Kirkwood will look like two to three years from now.

  172. kapakahi:


    Coaches gotta be factoring in that there'll probably be a few academic non-qualifiers.....like there was with last year's signing class (Allen, Brown, Fields, Turner).....in addition to a few frosh greyshirts.....even besides the LDS missions (Salakielu, Zwahlen).

  173. kifi:

    #169 - Competition on at LB will be fierce in the fall.

  174. Dino:

    JJ will be a special teams coach for UH just like Tomey did in 'retirement'.

  175. Former UH Athlete:

    #165, I second your comment.

  176. kapakahi:


    Both still gonna have to finish up their AA school work.....before they can become Warriors.

  177. kifi:

    #172 - Isn't Elijah Tupai going on a mission also?

  178. Former UH Athlete:

    #173... the LB and Safety position battles will probably dominate the spring practice news outside the QB position.

    UH is very deep at LB and DB (and young). Will be fun.

    Most exciting recruiting class in a long time.

  179. kapakahi:


    That might turn out to be case.....but other possible departures still being considered and still pending too. Won't know until probably Spring Ball and possibly even thereafter.

  180. gobows:

    16 core classes needed to meet minimum div 1 qualifications:
    4 years of English.
    3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).
    2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school).
    1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
    2 years of social science.
    4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).


  181. kifi:

    So what do we look like at running back for 2013? Departures etc.?

  182. PurpleMaple:

    Ammon Barker's veral commitment makes it 6 wide receivers to commit to the Warriors. My first reaction was "Why so many?" But looking at the receiving corp, I would say it was necesary, especially if the Warriors are to continue to pass as they did this past season. With Graham under the gun, then he will have enough targets. So no excuses.

  183. kapakahi:

    #173 & #178,

    JMHO that the competition at the MIKE 'backer position is still wide open.....since Daley & Fonua were both adjusting to playing a new position.

  184. kifi:

    #180 - 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher).

    Doesn't Hawaii require Alg. 2? Above and beyond the NCAA requirements?

  185. Buffoman:

    #176 Let's keep out collective fingers crossed that they will meet all requirements. I have to believe that these two young men would be impact players.

  186. kapakahi:


    No menton about LDS mission for Tupai......just Wily.

  187. gobows:

    i can see it now, every punt return is a fair catch

  188. kifi:

    #182 - My first reaction was "Why so many?"


  189. kapakahi:


    Still uncertain.....but also still being considered.....and considered pending.

  190. al:

    in 2008, mack signed 6 wr's including earvin sione who they thought would be a big possession guy.

    of the six verbals, at least two have to get their academics in order. so who knows, but, i don't see chow pulling anyone's feet from under the rug. not his style.

    there could be creative placements like greyshirting.

  191. kapakahi:

    #182 & #188,

    See #179.

  192. al:

    kifi...the three on a mission are zwhalen, keti, and wily (when he decides).

    who knows could be more though.

  193. al:

    factor in two known greyshirts (and counting)...ewaliko and falemalu to begin with.

  194. kifi:

    #186 - Great news for Warrior fans. Not for the church though. Although I'm sure he'll serve later.

  195. kifi:

    #192 - In 2014, we get back Ursua and Lavaka.

  196. redzone:

    Men's BB game coming up on Big West TV.


  197. Rodney:

    Titus make a good Tight End???

  198. Whats up:

    Noooo Waaayy, Ammon Barker committed to Hawaii? This is for real! Holy score!!! Go Warriors, go get'um Norm Chow!!!!

  199. kifi:

    #197 - Shhhhhhhhh. Don't want the Aztecs to know.

  200. kapakahi:

    #170, #179, & #190,

    Some player decisions will depend on......who becomes the new OC....and what happens with Lelie.

  201. kapakahi:

    #197 & #199,

    Played strictly DE (always across LT) in HS.....so dunno if he has any ball skills.

  202. kapakahi:

    Looks like a high school gym.

  203. al:

    there will be departures at any program every year.

  204. Shoko:

    Mott Gym is a glorified high school gym. Welcome to the Big West.

  205. kapakahi:


  206. Shoko:

    Natural attrition.

  207. kapakahi:

    MBB team looking really sluggish.

  208. kapakahi:

    McCollum tripping to Louisana Lafayette tomorrow for the weekend.

  209. kapakahi:


    The OL will still be under close scrutiny this Spring.

  210. kapakahi:

    Losing 38 - 26 at half. Being outrebounded too.

    Vander has 3 fouls.....and only 2 points & 1 rebound.

  211. jeezy33:

    Anyone know Joey Anglemire recruiting status? I actually thought he might have been the best O linemen in the state this past year at high school level. But undersized so I don't know his ceiling as far as D1 football. Seems like a perfect fit for one of the Military schools

  212. Former UH Athlete:

    #182... The 2012 WR corp was terrible in all aspects of the position. Short, slow, couldn't separate and tons of dropped passes (I think 6 TD drops and several drive killing 3rd down drops). 6 WR commits is completely necessary. Stutzman was the only decent WR last season and is probably still slated to start, but will need a good spring and even better fall camp to keep his starting job.

    The better the competition in practice, the better the product on game day.

    #209... Totally agree, but at the guard positions. Griffin (OT) and Clarke (C) are locks. Can't remember if the other OT spot is up for grabs. I was just saying that the LBs and the DBs battles will get the attention.

    Basically, the whole offense, other than Griffin, Clarke and Vele (FB) are battles for who gets to start. Graham is projected as the front runner, but Woosley should put up a good fight also.

  213. al:

    mccollum's picks are louis -laf, marshall, and hawaii. could be another under the radar coup with he and henerson at this late juncture ala jackson n phillips.

  214. al:

    i am hoping that makaniai-winchester sees the field.

  215. Shoko:

    Unbelievable. This is looking worse than the UC Davis game.

  216. Former UH Athlete:

    Good god is UH basketball playing awful tonight... UH now down 24. Turnovers, giving up 2nd chance points and now lacking hustle on defense. Cal Poly getting wide open 3's and hitting them.

    I don't think UH will be covering tonight.

  217. Chicken Grease:

    Dave time. (one of 'em, at least) Our friend . . . Anoddah Dave. :)

    Annoddah Dave:
    January 24th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    @#110 Chix: LOL! you are right but I think they may not be "long" enough!

    Bwwahahahaha!!! Maybe they "don't have any!!!" (a quote heard in one the many Black Belt Theatre offerings that KITV used to show on, what was it? Friday? Saturday nights?) in the first place!

    Another one (oh, the puns!!!!) of Dave's:

    Annoddah Dave:
    January 24th, 2013 at 6:21 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Did I beat Chix Grease??

    Heh. Yes, you did, for today's blog entry of a Tsai, Dave. Though, [tsigh] no one beats a Grease's very first posteur on the very first blog entry of a Tsai's of 2013. Oh. Does a Grease mention that fact too much, hahahaah

    # # #

  218. kapakahi:


    Rolo & Nevada coaches had home visit during early part of last season.....when Wolf Pack played Warriors here.....but last I heard no offer thus far.....trip, scholarship or otherwise.

    Supposed to have offer from Army and some interest from some lower-tier FBS schools, but also some firm FCS offers thus far. Very good pass-pro technique but not yet real physical.....especially with run blocking.....but also still physically developing.

  219. kapakahi:


    Gotta agree.

    CWM struggled with injuries and with adjusting to the "old school" coaching methods last season.

    If not for injuries to Lefotu & Sai last season, mighta not gotten his chance for any PT at both OG positions last season......for which he turned in some solid performances IMHO. Arceneaux and Veneri agreed too with their game commentary & analysis.

  220. tom mui:

    Retirement Advice:

    If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

    With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

    With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

    If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock, you would have $49.00 left.

    But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of wine one year ago, drunk all the wine, then turned in the bottles

    for the recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00.

    Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

    Let people you care about know this... and tell them to start now!!!

    I am passing this information on as a public service . . . there is no need to thank me.

  221. kapakahi:


    BTW....very interested in staying home....but no reciprocal interest.

    Warriors targeted only Wa'a & Koehler from the get-go.....and now showing some late interest in Sataraka.

  222. gobows:

    Sataraka is very imposing at the line of scrimmage, but looks to be carrying too much weight. did he go up against Pagano? he easily handled KT and Waianae.

  223. gobows:

    is Gib still waiting on Gerry Blakes and Ronnie Stevens?

  224. kapakahi:


    Govs had 360+ rushing against Menehune.....so probably a good indication.

    Agreed that too heavy and will need to drop probably around 20 lbs....but still decent lateral movement.

    Tripping this coming weekend.....so we'll see what happens.

  225. redzone:

    You don't want to go up against Charles Sataraka.


  226. nanakuli:

    The Govs ran right at Pagano.

  227. Chicken Grease:

    OK. Watched the "Couric-needs-ratings" interview. No real hard core questions (well, maybe except for the out[pardon the pun]right question, "are you . . ." you know. Oh, far from it, far from it, OOOOOOOO.') Boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo, e'rybahty crying, crying, crying.

    Nothing really groundbreaking.

    Questions still remain, yawn.

    Cupcake interviews.

    No cupcaking in the NFL, please note.

    # # #

  228. gmahoney:

    Stephen Tsai Fans Unite!

  229. Chicken Grease:

    He had no one to go to, big celebrity -- he pretty much was a big celebrity at the time -- lot o'help around, um, any one of us in the same situation (but, uh, heh, think us Tsaikos and Tsaikettes too smart get in that kind situation) would've . . . told those we can trust about it, no? "Hey, uh . . . gotta drop the bomb on you about something. In fact, I might need your help" at least on advice.

    That simple.

    You kidding yourself? What else you kid yourself about? You, reader?

    Don't make a Grease get all e.e. cummings in 'pressing all this.

    Wah, wah, wah. Boo hoo.

    Feel sorry for the mother, though.

    # # #

  230. kapakahi:

    Against the Govs OL, JMHO that Taleni had the most individual success.....more so than KT, Pagano. Turner, Perese, Correa, Williams. Same against the Kahuku OL.....except probably KT.


  231. Chicken Grease:

    gmahoney, haven't seen you around, lately. Didn't we wish a happy b-day 'bout a week ago? Happy new year, to you.

  232. Duh!:

    Chicken Grease:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    Independent Thinker:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 8:05 am

    . . . Still struggling to make ends meet. Manti will not be struggling, folks, after the draft.

    Well, first of all, we're neither "hatemongers" or "naysayers."

    Secondly . . . "make ends meet"? Hahahahah. Really, REALLY nice to know that you have NO idea who a Grease is.

    You're a catfish?

  233. Pork Fat:

    a Fat joins the gmahoney chorus: Stephen Tsai Fans Unite!

  234. tom mui:

    #229 - partial disagreement: I get a phone call from someone dear to me that I thought had died. First thought - what's going on? Is this possible?
    I want to believe because of the emotional attachment and yet ...

    Or is someone pulling my leg? Have I been catfished? Let me see if I can work this one out without people thinking that I am a complete jerk. Have I brought myself and family in dishonor? If I were Japanese and samurai, I would have to get out my red rug for I brought disgrace upon my self.

    Except I am not Japanese but still I have brought disgrace to the family name and let me see how to get out of this hole. Without revealing that I have been taken - and maybe she lives! - let me investigate without letting people know that I am a fool.

    Time passes and he becomes more confused and under more external pressure; he faces his family, and he finally seeks outside advice.

    In short, I can see why so much time passed before he went for professional help.

  235. Kevin:

    Rainbow Wahine ballers handled their business tonight against the #2 team in the Big West.



    Go find out.

    You should have been watching.

  236. jm2375 (iPad):

    Kifi - #184 - sounds about right. Usual sequence is Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II.

  237. kruzen:

  238. wafan:

    Aloha Friday . . . at last.

    Have a good one!

  239. wafan:

    And must agree with a Fat and gma.


  240. wafan:

    Bravo Wahine BasketBows!


  241. wafan:

    Egads Kane BasketBows!

    Nothing more to say.

  242. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Word of the day: Scroll

  243. 3-Prong:

    If you are a still a skeptic after yesterdays interview, I am now convinced that you will always be one. I for one am proud of the guy. I think most of America now agrees.

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  245. gobows:

    simeon thomas tripping syracuse where it's 8 degrees with the white stuff

  246. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    How 'bout dem Wahine?! :)

  247. 3-Prong:

    As futher "proof" that America now sides with the young man,......the sports talk shows have suddenly lost interest.

  248. Chicken Grease:

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    January 25th, 2013 at 5:51 am

    How 'bout dem Wahine?!

    Hope AD Ben Jay decides to have more men Warrior b-ball games shown on free TV . . . it's the women's b-ball games that need to generate the crowds; don't show 'em on free TV, make people go down to the Stan Sheriff to watch. You see that lack of crowd on TV, just gives off a dystopian feel to the whole game. Oceanic, university pro'ly making beans w/men's Warrior b-ball PPV . . . show 'em free.

    # # #

  249. Chicken Grease:

    January 25th, 2013 at 5:59 am

    As futher "proof" that America now sides with the young man,......the sports talk shows have suddenly lost interest.

    Pretty soon coming up to the "watch and see" part of this torrid situation anyway -- will he do well in the NFL?

    Tuisosospo has legal counsel now.

    Pau yet? Heh.

  250. Shoko:

    I was more or less on the fence regarding the Teo situation. Leaning back and forth as more information surfaced, but not falling off one way or the other. Wanting to believe, yet still having reservations.

    However, after watching the Couric interview, I realize this story is nothing more than a person who was the target of an elaborate hoax and made mistakes along the way. What we learn from this, whether a star athlete or an average sports fan, we're all human and errors in judgement are inevitable.

    That said, I'm putting to rest the Manti debate. As for others that want to continue, I won't deter you from expressing you opinion as long as its followed by some Manti jokes. ;)

  251. gobows:

    family members claim voice heard was that of Lino Tuiasosopo. she is Ronaiah's cousin.


  252. gobows:

    coming soon...search committee to hire new coach for the UH mens basketball.

  253. gobows:

    Tino not Lino.

  254. gobows:

    Warrior coaches visited Santaluces
    Matt Porter ‏@mattyports
    #Hawaii was at Santaluces yesterday, checking in on committed RB Diocemy Saint Juste. #Toledo was there to see 2014 WR Darrell Langham.

  255. gobows:

    is Fred Melifonwu tripping on 2-1-13?

    Britton Ransford ‏@bkransford
    #WSU: 3-star San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln DE Fred Melifonwu just informed me that he is no longer visiting #Wazzu this weekend.

  256. PurpleMaple:

    When Bello starts playing, I'll consider going to Wahine basketball games. If I am going to spend money, I want to at least see my favorite Wahine player play, even if for just a few minutes.

  257. Hodad:

    Bello isn't playing cause all she does is jack up threes and misses. Not the way this coach wants to play the game. BTW, I like Bello too.

  258. JV:

    After the couric interview, I still think Teo is a big liar....too many holes in his stories and he was emotionless and robotic, rehearsed.

  259. Bryson:


    Any word on rumors that a Starting RB may not be returning next season?

  260. jeezy33:

    259. true... Diocemy and Lakalaka time

  261. Chicken Grease:

    Good morning!

    January 25th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    After the couric interview, I still think Teo is a big liar....too many holes in his stories and he was emotionless and robotic, rehearsed.

    Indeed, There are even MORE questions after that interview.

    Throughout his NFL career, Te'o will be thanking God for this and that.

    Why didn't he pray to God for an answer on how to deal with this issue. That's the one thing I haven't seen mentioned yet -- did he pray to God for guidance? He'll tell you he does this with else, probably.

    A Mormon . . . who attended a Catholic university. But, no inclination toward asking God for guidance. Either that or God told him to lie. (which Te'o admits to)

  262. Kevin:

    Congrats again to Laura Beeman and her ladies on the hardcourt. Good PG play and good free throw shooting. Any coach struggling in these areas should take notes and their discriminant selective fans should do so as well.

  263. kifi:

    #261 - Man crush?

  264. duffer:

    @256 &257

    I do too like Bello, but with the emergence of Karaitiana, Haydel, Kuehu, King and Deangelis I don't think she'll be getting much meaningful PT.

  265. Kevin:


    Indeed. Its funny how it must get some people's blood boiling that a program they do not respect is doing so well.

    Coach Beeman has taken big strides this season and made the right personnel changes to get this program in the 2nd place spot in the Big West.

    Granted some adjustments will nee to be made on road games as they have lost the first ones but they have also won their share on the road.

  266. Kevin:

    Seems like the coaches for our Wahine programs do NOT need to be taking notes from any others as of late.

    Regardless of uneducated jabs from biased and ignorant observers...

  267. kifi:

    #266 - Hey, take it easy. Yes, I am uneducated, biased, and ignorant, but please do not refer to me as an obsrever. I am intimately involved.

  268. kifi:

    Yes, a Kifi has his opinions, but the only person who cares about Kifi's opinions is a Kifi. No one else really cares. Self-importance is prevalent in today's society. Sad, very sad.

  269. Kevin:


    LOL! :wink:

    Some people are indeed too unstable for their own good but wonderful for our entertainment.

  270. jimmy the lock:

    Self-importance is just an overwhelming feeling of pride. :wink:

  271. kifi:

    #270 - Good one Jimmy.

  272. Annoddah Dave:

    #s 269-270: Is this symptomatic of our society or just humans in general?

  273. jimmy the lock:

    I think male lions have pride.

  274. al:

    chicken grease...i know for a fact that he had been praying upon this situation. i know for a fact that he has all along been asking God for guidance.

    manti te'o is not the first young man to have been taken advantage of and did not know of what, when, where, or how to deal with this. perhaps he might be the latest well known victim and only because of his national prominence did much notoriety surround this situation.

    the bottom line now is that he finally came around to face the truth. i am sure that God has forgiven him, after all He of the second chance, isn't it time that you lay this to rest?

  275. Kevin:

    Annoddah Dave,

    There are many things WRONG with human nature.

    But when you express opinion in a flippy floppy method and its not even funny. You're hiding something and have issues.

    Plus when you are not a half Samoan half African American former Miami U football player, turned WWE superstar, turned movie star and you write in the 3rd person, you're an idiot.

  276. Buffoman:

    On another subject, did Manti go on his mission? If not, when will he? Don't all folks have to do that to be a part of the church? Just wondering since a bunch of our Warriors of that same church have gone, are on or will be going on the mission. Two year commitment?

  277. jimmy the lock:

    Darwin said it, survival of the fittest. But only humans (mankind vs. man...Neil Armstrong) think me, me , me. I don't know what other species think since I am unable to translate their sounds.

    At any rate, nice game by the Wahine b-ball team and welcome to the incoming visitors this weekend and may Hagi be incorrect about the weather. Let the sunshine in.

  278. Kekoa:

    Wishing you all a Happy Aloha Friday!

    Public Service Reminder for today from our Wardmaster, Mr. Koakane

    The Wessie Wing of da Tsaiko Ward remains open for anyone seeking relief from *Teo Ovah-load*

    Go Warriors!

  279. Kevin:

    January 25th, 2013 at 6:42 am
    coming soon...search committee to hire new coach for the UH mens basketball.

    Don't say that. Bumbai people will then react illogically by wanting a winning program off TV in a failed attempt to hide their disdain for female student-athletes at UH and their coaches.

    Whoops... too late.

  280. jimmy the lock:

    Nothing wrong with being an illeist. Elmo is one, Caesar, LeBron.

  281. al:


  282. al:

    jimmy...i am impressed with your vocabulary.

  283. Annoddah Dave:

    @#275 Kevin: LOL!

    @#277 jimmy: I think in animals, especially males during rutting season, it is all about "me". Human males are often characterized by the female of the species as being constantly in a "rut"!

  284. gobows:

    Manti made the strong emotional tie to someone he never met seem more compelling than the love for his grandmother. why did Manti do that? at the heisman, when ESPN interviewed him, he talked about losing his gf when he should have talked about his grandmother.

  285. Kevin:

    Being an illeist is fine, but at least Elmo is on TV and is a merchandise machine with the kids and LeBron James has net worth.

    Two individuals CONTRIBUTING to something ... anything in society.

    Illeists that contribute nothing at all should just ... well.. "end it".

    Make room for the rest.

  286. jimmy the lock:


    Gee, thanks. And on the subject about Gee, it reminded me of gigi-hawaii and how she wrote in the 3rd person and realized what kifi was saying about self-importance. She was one to epitomize the world revolves around me. :lol:

    @Annodah Dave

    Rut? You better go to that Hawaii male medical clinic. :lol:

  287. Kekoa:

    Al ~ Wen?...also, certain Tsaikettes are asking for weekend cc's to gather 'round the campfire

  288. JV:

    Laura Beeman has the luxury of being able to rely on local talents like Kuehu, Tagilcod (spelled wrong sorry)and Adolpho.

    Gib does not.. I wish HI would produce more D1 mens basketball talent.. Mens basketball is the ONLY Uh sport that can't build a solid foundation on local talent.

  289. Kevin:


    In an appearance on popular late night talk show Chelsea Lately, Scott Caan, one of the stars of CBS' Hawaii Five-0 reboot, had a few not-so flattering things to say about living in the islands where the show is filmed.

    Caan, who portrays Danny "Danno" Williams, was talking about his girlfriend with Chelsea Handler, the show's host, when she asked him if the couple liked living in Hawaii.

    "No, I don't and she doesn't either," Caan said. "Everything is very slow motion. Everything is too relaxed for me. I like to hustle, and there's no hustle there."

    From drug problems to surfing, Caan had few positive things to say about Hawaii.

    "Surfing in Hawaii is different. It's more like survival," said Caan. "They ask you ‘How was your surf?' and you say ‘I made it.'"

    Caan also said the food in Hawaii "sucks."

  290. jimmy the lock:


    I, jimmy the lock, obtained insight by hinted individual(s). I quess it just comes down to style and personality, everyone is unique, what may irritate, frustrate, or confuse some may actually be entertaining and beneficial to others. Hmmmm, plenty commas.

    Breathe deep then bypass or laugh and enjoy.

  291. Kevin:


    That is one interesting point, but right now, Laura Beeman and her staff are just simply more effective at getting the results they want out of their roster.

  292. duffer:

    I'm biased AND ignorant?

  293. Kevin:

    jimmy the lock:

    Style doesn't bother me as much as certain content, certain disrespectful and ignorant sports-related content, then put all that together and the style is just one "red flag". :lol:

    Some people cannot judge by their a eyes like most logical a folks so they a judge with their a stained minds.

  294. Annoddah Dave:

    @#286 jimmy: LOL! I was thinking about it then realized how much those blue diamond shaped pills are. Besides, being old, fat, and poor, my prospects of ever using those pills is extremely remote.

  295. Kevin:

    January 25th, 2013 at 9:13 am
    I'm biased AND ignorant?


    Only if you were the one to say Shoji should take notes from Gib one night and later remarked "great game by the men" and at the same time remark that the Wahine hoopsters "need" help after a road loss to the #1 team in the conference and on the same night the men beat a team at home most expected them to anyway.

  296. jimmy the lock:


    I know what you mean. No can help though, life is too enjoyable to let things like that bother me. And Scott Caan, enjoy your 5-0 role. And when the show is over, move back to the continent and take a bunch of lava rocks with you.

  297. Kevin:

    A committee to be formed to find new actor to play "Danno".

    Last one went missing...

  298. jimmy the lock:

    Scott Caan, make like Greg Brady and wear a tiki necklace.

  299. whitey:

    and chang????

  300. papajoe2:

    Last night I tried and tried to get on the blog but no luck. I wanted to say.........nothing. :)

  301. jimmy the lock:

    Danny DeVito should be Danno, same height as Scott Caan.

  302. whitey:

    hope all is well with ST because he usually has something new up by this time of the day.

  303. Bowwar:

    Who is the starting RB that is supposedly leaving?

  304. Kekoa:

    @296 - Good advice. So he's not acting when he gripes about our food, culture, and local style on every episode.

  305. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    The ultimate torture for a captured Danno by Wo Fat, feed him nothing but Spam! He will gladly give up the location of McGarrett and even his girl friend who doesn't like Hawaii.

  306. PurpleMaple:

    Bello may not be the best player on the team, but I think a player should be given minutes when the game is at hand as the last one was, but she did not see any game time. Last year, I went to the Nevada game and Bello had a significant role in the win. I think she excited the crowd. Plus, for that game, I brought leis for the team. Not many, but five leis. I stood there while the players seemed to not see me or were shy to come forward for a lei, except for Bello. She saw what was happending and approached me, so I gave her all the leis to pass out to the players. That was nice. Oh yeah, Rebecca Dew was the single player that came to me for a lei. That too was nice. For this reason, I will always be a Bello fan.

  307. isleboy:

    Hey ST...Is it true Gregory is leaving Football program?......If so....talk about
    revolving door....

  308. PurpleMaple:

    And a Rebecca Dew fan.

  309. redzone:

    Coach Beeman has also used Vicky at the point. She has made player adjustments depending upon who they are playing and how well players are performing. She built this team on defense and now that they have the offense going I think that they can beat any team in the BW. This team has come a long way.

  310. Chicken Grease:

    Maybe l!reaking sports news story" is why no atarashii* blog entry yet from a Tsai?


    * "new" in the Japanese language.

  311. d1shima:


    Was trying to get over to Masu's yesterday but got held up by a certain retired DOE Administrator! :evil: :roll: ;-)

    Shoyu pork is yummy! Also love their Nishime...and the roast pork....and the turkey....and the laulau...and.....

  312. d1shima:


    Shoulda wrote Masa's...no mo Masu's no moa :-(

  313. d1shima:

    Remember: for you Punt Fanatics (*snap*)

    Senior Bowl tomorrow on NFL-N (HD-1203) at 11am (HT)

  314. Rodney:

    Manti how dumb can one be?
    I know 13 year olds that are more

  315. SteveM:

    Whenever ST is late (or later than usual) on the blog, I think of...

    Car 54, Where are you?

    Now ST, is not a cop...well, maybe is sports sense... but I envision ST and Ferd. :roll:
    Especially on road trips.

  316. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    I wasn't a huge fan of that massive plate lunch place. It was nice to be able to order a plate lunch and share with 2 other people.

    Masa's though is yum. Quick place for breakfast.

  317. al:

    whenever recruits are in town or on their official visits you know where tsai is too.

  318. jimmy the lock:

    Another good day on Wall St.

  319. jimmy the lock:

    Tsai goes to Rock-Za? :lol: Still get that place or what?

  320. A-House:

    ST is busy writing down the names and specifications of all the new commits - big ? is when will he post this information so some viewrs can go through the roof or cry till NLI day!

    yet, there may be some HUGE surprises come 1/28/13!! and it don't necessarily mean linemen.

  321. duffer:


    I like Bello too and wish she would get more playing time too. The guards the Wahines have are taller and physical. The team is not relying on the three pointers too much this year.

    To her credit, Kanisha is leading the cheers from the bench and is the ultimate team player.

  322. gobows:


    scott caan probably got his ass kicked while surfing waiks...he lucky he don't know the way to makaha

  323. gobows:

    Fred Melifonwu, 6-5, 220, TE/DE, Lincoln HS San Diego


  324. d1shima:

    ...way to Makaha

    Head mauka on Kapiolani! ( I got dat from watching the old HI5-0)

  325. A-House:


    UH recruiting him? position? tripping soon?

  326. A-House:


    Hmmmmmmmm, head mauka on Kapiolani eh!

    now let's see - Kapiolani runs DH to EWA or vice versa - yet, for short distances, you can really travel in a mauka direction - the "eastern end" from Date St to King/Kapiolani intersection you are sorta heading "mauka" - conversely, on the Ewa end from Kapiolani/Kalakaua intersection, you will be going a "mauka" direction to Beretania/Kapiolani intersection.

    dang, McGarret knew his way around Honolulu back in the 60s.

  327. al:


  328. al:

    duffer...you like dana too.

  329. A-House:

    where is Stephen, where is Stephen,
    I don't know, I don't know,
    checking out recruits, checking out recruits,
    early in the morning, all morning long, all morning long.

  330. dannyp:

    Alex Dunnachie got invited to the NFL Combine! I hope he kills it.

  331. d1shima:

    Head Ewa on Piikoi! :lol:


    You crack me up! You so intent on getting the most up-to-date recruiting news every year.

    If great news, you buy three season tickets.

    If good news, you buy three season tickets.

    If not-so-good news, you buy tickets to Vegas! :twisted: ....and three season tickets.

  332. gobows:

    Hawaii Football News ‏@Hawaii_Football
    DE Fred Melifonwu on West Coast Bowl roster.

    Alex Dunnachie ‏@adunnach31
    Just received that NFL Scouting Combine invite! Dreams have a way of coming true. Thank you to everyone who stuck by me and the belief!

  333. ai-eee-soos:

    #318 jimmy the lock:
    January 25th, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Another good day on Wall St

    Yup - 6 straight sessions. but looking for a pullback to "put".

  334. gobows:

    Fred is scheduled to trip 2-1-13. He has offers from the UH and Colorado.

  335. Annoddah Dave:

    @#331 d1: LMAO!

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