Iosefa to undergo surgery

September 25th, 2013
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Running back Joey Iosefa will undergo a foot procedure that will sideline him for about four weeks.

Iosefa suffered  a fracture in his left foot while working out in July. He opted for non-surgical rehabilitation. Iosefa missed UH's first two games. Last week, he said he "tweaked" his left foot on UH's opening drive against Nevada.

This time, he opted to undergo a procedure in which a pin will be inserted into his left foot.

He should be ready to return for the two-game road trip against Utah State and Navy in November.

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Running back D.J. Riggins of Oaks Christian High in California has accepted a scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors.

Riggins is listed at 5 feet 11 and 170 pounds.

He can run 40 yards in 4.46 second and has a vertical jump of 36 inches, according to Yahoo.com.

Riggins plays for a private school that fields one of the top football teams in California each year. In the past, volunteer assistant coaches included Joe Montana and Clay Matthews Sr.

There are two parking stalls reserved for Wayne Gretzky and Will Smith.

Here are Riggins' highlights: Video

283 Responses to “Iosefa to undergo surgery”

  1. pu'uwai:

    Aloha kakahiaka. Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  2. truegreen:

    Great news to start the morning :)


  3. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome Mr. Riggins. (hope he becomes the Warrior Riggo)

    ...always keeping a stall open for The Blog Host is a trait of any Tsaiko!


  4. 3-Prong:

    Hey, smile everybody. It's Hump Day already. Time to start prepping for the Tailgate!

    And watch out,.....Kanani is playing on da oddah team now......Let's Go Bows!


  5. PolyMom:

    My BIL on Bobby Curran show right now!


  6. mo808:

    Good morning & Welcome to DJ Riggins!


  7. UHfan808:

    Good morning, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers!

    Mahalo for coming to play, Mr. D.J. Riggins!


  8. Bugaz:

    Its too bad we can't get their QB as well.


  9. Bugaz:

    Welcome young Mr Riggins.


  10. Bugaz:

    Hoping for big time Oline commits to block for these quick RBs.


  11. glam99:

    Great but we also need mobile quarterbacks who can throw.


  12. LizKauai:

    Riggins.... Has a nice ring to it. Welcome to Hawaii!


  13. boya_jr:

    Welcome Mr. Riggins. Must be nice to get a scholarship. Congrats!


  14. Wes'side Warrior:

    Morning, Gang!

    Aloha and welcome to Warrior Country, D.J. Riggins!

    Always fun to read/hear of who is coming. Looking forward to more positive news.

    Heal up, Warriorz! Game Day is coming!

    Have a great day, everyone!


  15. UHfan808:

    Thank you for the exciting news, ST!


  16. Warrior Storm Brewin:

    Welcome to the Warrior family, DJ! Loved your video.


  17. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    And a warm aloha to D.J. Riggins!


  18. Former UH Athlete:

    Small guy but fast! UH now got a couple bruisers (Iosefa & Lakalaka) and a couple speedsters (St Juste and now Riggins). Wily is a tweener with elements of both.

    Riggins might need to redshirt to space out the years as UH's top 4 RBs are freshman/sophomores.


  19. A-House:

    ST:

    interesting that 2 HS senior RBs have committed with the young stable of Warrior RB. they must feel that they are better than those currently at UH.

    guess this is good because talented players commit to the BCS schools knowing that the cupboard is still full

    watching the video, what about the tall QB #13 and the right guard #57? are they interested in UH? can DJ encourage them to consider? #57 seems to have a great "push" against the DL

    cut part of my left index finger tip nearly to the bone and it's tough to type - dang-a lang-a-lang


  20. jeezy33:

    This kid might play slot or 3rd down back. He needs to be used properly in the passing game. Not a run between the tackles type of RB. Known for his route running and pass catching skills. Might end up playing slot or corner.


  21. Former UH Athlete:

    Saw that Utah St and Wyoming had also offered to Riggins. So nice job by the staff on out-recruiting our direct competitors for him.

    Not sure how much playing time he's going to get, but at least Utah St and Wyoming can't use him against UH.

    Some Pac12 schools showed interest, but none had offered at the time of Riggins commitment.


  22. PolyMom:

    Some controversy about Oaks Christian. Since they don't belong to any specific league and they are independent they put together their own schedule. Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Will Smith all have kids who played there. Every now and then we catch a Friday night game featuring them. Hawaii will be like a real paradise compared to their location. Hot and desert.

    But welcome to Hawaii football.


  23. jeezy33:

    21. Where did u get that info? Hawaii is his only D1 offer


  24. gobows:

    Looks bigger than 170, agressive runner, no break away runs though. Waiting for an offer from ucla...


  25. gobows:

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/159852/dj-riggins


  26. jeezy33:

    24. Not a speedster. He is a scat back who can run good routes and make catches on 3rd downs.


  27. gobows:

    #23

    Espn, but you know they will say anything


  28. madeinhawaii:

    In 2008, coming off of losses to Florida State (10-56), Oregon State (7-45), and San Jose State (17-20) .. with it's only win over FCS Weber State (36-17), the Warriors, on the road marched into then ranked #22 Fresno's Bulldog Stadium and pulled out a stunner.

    The 2008 game was, perhaps, Inoke's finest hour.. 17 of 25 passing for 170 yards and accounting for 79 of the 172 yards in rushing. As the leftover remnants of the 2007 team and a handful of last-minute recruits, they weren't the best team, but they were feisty with a whole lot of heart. That testiness resulted in 6 turnovers for then #22 Fresno. Did the 2008 team have a lot more talent than this year's Warriors? Probably not. BUT they played their hearts out for each other and had that 'team' chemistry.

    Let's hope the Warriors can put it together like they did in 2008 and pull out a winner.


  29. jeezy33:

    25. I see.. Info is inaccurate though...

    On the recruiting front, Hawaii has offered Riggins and he’s hearing from a few other programs as well.

    “Hawaii is big and I’m going to try and get out there for my official visit in two weeks,” Riggins said. “I’m also hearing from most of the Pac 12 right now, mainly Washington, Washington State, Utah, UCLA and Oregon State. They call me once a week or as often as they can and tell me they’re watching me and wanting to see my game tape.


  30. jeezy33:

    27. He's actually made it clear that Hawaii is his only D1 offer and hoping to hear from UCLA. Don't know why ESPN posted that. But ESPN isn't a reliable recruiting source. They don't have regional scouts who strictly follow players in each region.

    The more reliable guys who get out to watch these games are guys like Brandon Huffman, Greg Biggins, Adam Gormey, Jason Jewell, Scott Kennedy depending on what area you are talking about.


  31. Former UH Athlete:

    Hopefully we start hearing some OL recruits making their verbals soon!

    btw.. most scouting sites have Riggins as a 3 star. Which by their standards, is one of the top prospects UH has so far for 2014.

    Actually, it's nice to see UH getting this many verbal commitments this early. Most MWC (& former WAC) teams, not named Boise St, usually don't get a ton of verbals until near the end of season as recruits find out their top teams on wish list fill up their scholarship allotments and they commit to the next level of schools.

    If I remember correctly, I don't think UH had more than 4 or 5 verbals by week 5 of 2012. UH now has 9 verbal commits for the 2014 class and three really good looking transfers that are sitting 2013 will be eligible in 2014 (Rasmussen, Pedroza, Castro).

    Getting early commits shows that the staff is getting players they are targeting. It shouldn't be as much of a mad scramble in the weeks leading into signing day as targets commit elsewhere and holes have to be filled. That happens every year, but the more early commits, the less scrambling later.


  32. Independent Thinker:

    We have fast kids here. What's wrong with local kids?


  33. Former UH Athlete:

    30.. gotcha.. ESPN is become a very unreliable source. If not for their live sports, I try not to watch ESPN. Their over-glorifying of sports writers has gotten ridiculous. Somehow the writers have become bigger celebrities than the pro athletes they cover.

    Back to Riggins... 247 sports didn't show any other offers, but they said 4 Pac12 schools showed interest (Wash, Wash St, Oregon St, Utah)


  34. jeezy33:

    FUHA, too much attention on stars.... It's more important to recruit guys who fit what you're trying to do...

    You can probably go back to most of the recruiting classes at Hawaii, and the 1 star guys who fit the system ended up being better than 3 star kids. Ben Clarke prime example. And Lefotu example of a 3 star guy. Pilares, Salas, Bess, RGM, JGW, Laurel, Samia, Matagiese, Kirkwood, Gener, Marrell, Nequan, etc.. Too many kids to keep track of when grading out 3 stars and below...

    If DJ Riggins is going to be asked to run behind center and between the tackles, then its the wrong fit. If coaches plan on using him in Shot Gun situations to match him up on LBs to run routes, then great fit. He was unstoppable in 7 on 7 games. Oaks Christian spreads it out from shot gun and allows him to get the ball in space.

    I don't even know our offense anymore so I can't even determine what players fit or don't fit as of now...


  35. Marleysdad:

    Good morning.

    So, with another RB commit, I wonder what will Adam Noga do? It will be a terrible injustice to see a Noga in anything other than a UH uniform.


  36. jeezy33:

    This is the kid I want Hawaii to get.... If you like the result of Keith Kirkwood so far.

    https://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/apr/23/oaks-christians-zach-bornstein-makes-remarkable/


  37. Former UH Athlete:

    Rivals has Riggins as a 3 star.

    Also saw that Rivals has OL JC transfer commit Sully Wiefels (6'4" 300) as another 3 star. That's a big boy.

    Rivals basically doesn't scout local Hawaii players... Only Tulieta has been rated (2 stars).

    Top local prospects still tend to be underrated. The scouting companies still don't pay much attention to the 50th state unless there's a can't miss player (Manti Te'o) or any guy that lights up a football camp on the mainland. So basically, scouts can be lazy.


  38. jeezy33:

    Majority of scouts look at Hawaii players unless you can afford to get out to all the camps. Guys like Kaumatule, Fehoko, Hoeim were all able to make it out to camps all over. Other kids are less fortunate. Remember Kennedy Tulimasealii wasnt rated until he played in the All American game. He didn't get out to any mainland camps... The services base ranks on camp performance and offers. Tuileta impressed Trent Dilfer at the Elite 11 camp. Impressing Dilfer means a lot more to me than whatever stars Scout wants to give.

    Hawaii was in the hunt for a 3 star ATH named Eddie Jackson from Florida last year. He was discovered late and offered by Alabama and Florida St. Ended up bumping his ranks big time. I just try ignoring those ranks and paying attention to how a guy would fit at Hawaii.

    We definitely need to upgrade the O line. There isn't any local kids who will help our O line much so hopefully the coaches got kids in mind on the mainland.


  39. jeezy33:

    Interview today from Scout.com

    Riggins can play a variety of positions, and the Warrior coaches want to get the ball in his hands in numerous ways.

    "They're bringing me in as an athlete, but they said exactly that they want to get the ball in my hands and use me on a bunch of different plays," said Riggins. "I'll get running back reps, but they want to use me in the slot and to return kicks and punts too."


  40. jeezy33:

    Basically he is going to be Hawaii's Julian Edelman/ Danny Woodhead


  41. welcome808:

    UH has a running back that was transfer from Udub and because Chow was not the one who recruited him it was Price that is the reason why that poor kid is not playing...shame on coach Chow, when that kid can really help the team....


  42. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Aloha Riggins! Hope you make it to our islands and put on the green and white!

    #FreeBillyRay


  43. kapakahi:

    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1329892.html


  44. kapakahi:

    #35,

    Noga supposedly has a scholie offer from Wazzu......so might end up a Cougar......like Coen (Pearl City), Su'a (Kaimuki), and Taliulu (Kamehameha Kapalama) are now.


  45. Bigislandkurt:

    A running back named Riggins? Interesting. Longtime redskin fans should perk up at that one.

    Me thinks our local recruiting strategy goes in this order: 1) Go hard after them and hope they commit to us. 2) If they sign with someone else, sit tight. They'll want to come home in a year or two. :)

    Happy Wednesday.

    BIK


  46. Former UH Athlete:

    thanks for additional info jeezy. Yes star ratings are way overrated, but the media needs a way to rank the schools recruiting efforts.


  47. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    Riggins? You mean, this guy?

    http://www.ourbestbites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/tim-riggins.jpg


  48. jeezy33:

    46. I know. I just try to sway the smart UH fans from putting too much stock into them. This class needs 3 Elijah Tupais though. We got the QB we need. Got some running weapons. Now we have to hit on our O line recruits. I'm sure were after a few DBs too.


  49. Ipu Man:

    Maybe he will be our Chad Owens...


  50. Independent Thinker:

    The grass is not greener on the neighbors side, despite what some might think. Hawaii has an overabundance of talented D1 talent. You just have to look, hard.

    Most people figure this truth out by about the eighth grade. Some dont. Watching those who havent figured this truth out yet comment on this blog about the dearth of D1 talent here is like watching an impending train wreck in slow motion.

    Great entertainment for those who have read this script before, but in the context of UH football, terrible for the student athletes who are but passengers on this train headed to _________, as they have no control over the inevitable train wreck that will occur.

    Provincial thinking continues to hold the UH back. This style of thinking basically says we need to bring in outsiders to show us how to do things, how to run things. We also need to bring in outsiders to run the ball because our children are too slow and cannot block. A sad state of affairs and a state of affairs not likely to change for a long time, at least among certain groups.


  51. Buffoman:

    #41 so he plays and Lakalaka or Wily has to move down. The other voices on the blog will say, "Coach no like locals". Coach is in a no win situation.


  52. Buffoman:

    IT we brought back a local, a head coach to run things and look at the kind of support he's getting.


  53. (Jesse)James:

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

    Welcome Mr. Riggins.

    While we do have stellar athletes at the local high school level, most of them will end up going away. Again, not so much because they don't like UH but because they want that experience of life away from home....as well as being part of the "big time" schools. Like BIK said, we go after them hard.... But the reality is, we'll get maybe 20 percent of the local guys staying...which is a shame. But at least this staff seems to be working harder at keeping the local boys home. JMHO


  54. jeezy33:

    51. At the end of the day, these guys are all football players that bring something different to the table. With Lakalakas weight, I can see him being a fullback by next season. Faga Wily is athletic enough to play on defense if needed. He was recruited by some schools as a Safety if I recall correctly. Still, he fits more of a every down work load type RB. Harris Ross is a home run type threat like St Juste. DJ Riggins is a pass catching threat who very well could be a slot and returner like Pilares did in college.


  55. Independent Thinker:

    Busy day today. Must return to tending my herd of goats. Will leave it at that for today.


  56. nuff already:

    # 51 & #52. .... Right On !


  57. Former UH Athlete:

    44... Wazzu has always had a hand in the local prospect pool. If I'm not mistaken they've been recruiting Hawaii longer than most mainland programs.


  58. rage777:

    Maybe we could go back to the days of the triple option. Those Madden games with Hawaii's triple option was the best.


  59. boolakanaka:

    53--J-James is entirely correct. From my time and before, there has always been an exhaustive effort to keep quality local boys from going to the mainland, and that will be true into perpetuity. Hawai'i has historically shown that it does not merely on a per capita basis, have talent, no--we have talent in droves--period. While that is certainly true, the other part of the equation is that you will always have young men, despite the earnest efforts of whatever the current regime that might be coaching, will look to cast their sails elsewhere. That is the nature and characteristic of a young man, to look afar, and have a thirst for an experience that is both unfamiliar and challenging. So, let us celebrate and cherish when a local stays home, but also lets keep in mind, outside us UH alum, some young fellow is being courageous in trying to be the next Bob Apisa or Mosi, and they too are worthy of our accolades and support.


  60. Marleysdad:

    #44 I thought he has an offer from UH already?


  61. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Welcome to the Warriors, Mr. Riggins.


  62. rage777:

    I didn't realize Will Smith sent one of his kids to a regular school, seeing as how he doesn't think teachers are needed.

    From the Reader's Digest interview (http://www.readersdigest.com.au/interview-will-smith?page=1):

    "The date of the Boston Tea Party does not matter. I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class."

    Not to mention what his other son said about education:

    School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth

    If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.

    Maybe he just wants his kid to play football with other kids.


  63. (Jesse)James:

    And since it's Wednesday....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA

    I still love this commercial.... :-)


  64. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    I see that in addition to being a world class litigator and football coach-at-large, IT is also a football scout. Anybody who disagrees with his professional evaluations of Hawaii football talent has no idea what they're talking about. because IT knows all.

    sure, there are DI prospects in Hawaii and talented kids, but not all DI prospects are equal and not all of them fit the player profile and skill sets that the coaching staff may be looking for. player evaluation and recruiting, after all, is probably a pretty complex process. hawaii is small after all, compared to say... california. so it's not crazy to assume that you would want to recruit from football hotbeds like california, texas, florida, and so on, as well as keeping your eye on high quality local recruits here.

    But hey, I'm not a world class litigator and football coaching and recruiting expert like IT. I guess I too have succumbed to this "provincial" thinking he's rambling about. Man, i WISH i was as smart as him!!! :(


  65. primo123:

    #64

    hahahaa.................!!!! funny stuff!


  66. primo123:

    btw...........Welcome Mr. Riggins!!


  67. RedZone:

    You coach team you recruit who you want. Makes sense to me.
    You coach team you recruit who someone else thinks you should. No make sense to me.


  68. Leahi2:

    Hawaii is usually quick to recruit DBs, LBs, WRs, and the like, but slow to recruit the good big guys in the TRENCH. Its frustrating to watch what other teams do to our team what we cannot do to them. We have a good big offensive line but they can't protect the QB. With a few exceptions, when we start to move the ball its usually against the reserves from the other team Nowadays Hawaii fans don't talk too much about the trench.How you figgah?


  69. dannyp:

    68

    We already have 4 linemen coming in next year (Rasmussen, Lauaki, Kapoi, Lavaka).


  70. RedZone:

    Hard to get much exposure when the star on your team is your quarterback.
    I think Riggins will be a nice addition to our team.


  71. RedZone:

    Our dline is awesome.


  72. jeezy33:

    69. I wouldn't be so sure on Lavaka. U never know with those Mission guys. But you can add Gifford.

    What we lack is Tackles on offense and edge rushers on defense....


  73. jeezy33:

    1 star kid who will end up a all conference player whoever takes a chance on this guy.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/93348/highlights/61165389


  74. NotNasti:

    Don't forget Fangupo.


  75. (Jesse)James:

    Too bad about Joey...but better to fix it...and heal up.


  76. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Heal quickly Warrior Joey! We need you back asap.

    #FreeBillyRay


  77. A-House:

    ah, going over the "hump" of the week and looking forward to tailgating

    no fo'get - if you will not use the "free" game coupon with your football season tickets and would like to donate it/them to the Na Wahine BB team, bring them to our tailgate or send it/them to me at 1164 Bishop Street #400, Hon, HI 96813. Address it to A-House and our receptionist will deliver it to me.

    do mo da meriah!!!


  78. Jeezy = (don't) know-it-all:

    jeezy, tone it down. you taking over the blog. Why you need to post 20 times a day as if you the only one who is right? your attitude stinks. and get a life. People no care about your breakdown of the recruit, which is your limited opinion. you want 2 talk in-depth about recruits, go post on sportshawaii.com. a whole page dedicated for the recruit. you're like siskel and ebert with your thumbs up or thumbs down. who cares? just be happy talent is coming in. you always criticize the coaches. if you so good, how come you not coaching at d1 level? and stop repeating yourself. we heard you the first, second, third, fouth time. people here no care about what you think about every recruit and every coaching decision. recruiting is not a science. it's a crap shoot. dis is not oregon or Alabama with all 4 star and better recruits. brah, we put feelers out and hopefully, we get some talent. if kid is talented, then good! you have to start with talent. any talent. if recruiting was so exact, the richest teams would always have the best teams, but das not the case. at the very least coach will leave talent on the team if he leaves. how you know how a kid will turn out after coach beemer works with him? pilares was skinny as a freshman and got arm tackled easily. by Senior year and added muscle, he was breaking tackles and good to play NFL. you too much a know it all. hawaii has some of the most irritating "i'm a god" complex fans. post on sports Hawaii your in-depth recruiting opinions. dis is not jeezy's recruiting blog. and have some humility. you too arrogant too. u not playing nice on dis blog.

    it's a toss up who da heck is moa irritating. jeezy or independently stinking. stinking is a hating troll period. ignore these arrogant losers. jeezy has, i hope, at least half a brain to know what being respectful is. jeezy stop taking over the blog. play nice. post on sportshawaii your indepth opinions, be less arrogant on here, and people can appreciate your posts more. it's a mystery we get any recruits with these constant negative comments.

    until jeezy starts playing nice, people, don't respond to him. he challenges everyone he disagrees with, but doesn't own up if he's wrong. and most of the time, he's wrong. i laugh when i read his opinions about players. he is one of da guys that said SS was awesome and pushing for him to start. good think he's not one coach.


  79. jeezy33:

    78. Someones obsessed


  80. Leahi2:

    #69 Good Memory. However, Rasmussen we got by virtual Default ( if that's the right word). We couldn't recruit him out of high school. As for #74, Fangupo made his mark when he ran the ball Against a subpar opponent. Very impressive. He is normally a defensive lineman. Big question is can he make it academically? I think that Jeezy 33 clearly remembers this guy Anae who we recruited and went on a Mormon mission but returned to play for BYU. Think about it!


  81. jeezy33:

    I can't be that stupid if the coaches offered Harris Ross and David Fangupo...


  82. A-House:

    Busey's video shows him with quick feet and elusive as a RB - can run over DBs too.

    Academics ok? all the talent will not make up for academic qualification.

    Did or is Fangupo finished with his academics to enter UH in January 2014? was that his problem for fall 2013?


  83. primo123:

    #78

    LET jeezy speak his peace!

    We let you............

    and why are you PIMPING for that website???? are you spam?


  84. jeezy33:

    82. Not too sure. I know he leads Miami area in scoring where the competition level is top notch. Can play cornerback and slot too. Just undersized similar to Diocemy but explosive..


  85. primo123:

    Anyone that thought Schroder was the savior must've changed his mind by now or at least revised his thoughts.......kid is one tough bugga tho......no doubt about dat!


  86. primo123:

    I'll take "exposive" anyday...........


  87. jeezy33:

    83. Just a obsessed hater. Haven't even posted anything negative about a player today. Pretty obvious to everyone that we have coaching problems on offensive side so if he's referring to that then he must be blind because everyone is aware of the offensive struggles...


  88. gobows:

    #73
    bussey is a tough player, quick acceleration.


  89. Independent Thinker:

    jeezy, congrats! you have your own stalker. probably the same shim.


  90. Derek:

    I still think that we need to search for the "Holy Grail"! We are not certain who we've got that can take us to the promised land. There must be somebody out there that qualifies. And I agree, pass rusher(s) and offensive line help.


  91. oldie:

    Off topic -

    Unbelievable comeback by Larry Ellison's Oracle America's Cup team. Oracle had to win 8 straight races to retain the Cup for America. Congratulations to a never say die effort.


  92. RedZone:

    Damn. Get well Joey. We need you.


  93. kapakahi:

    #57,

    Cyrus Coen had to walk-on at Wazzu.....and now has been a starting OLB the past 2 seasons.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/cougarfootball/2019269882_cougarsfootball27.html


  94. jeezy33:

    90. I think everyone is hoping Tuileta to be the Holy Grail. Don't know if we can wait for Zwahlen


  95. d1shima:

    Hoping this decision works out well for Iosefa. Heal up!

    Is a Med Red shirt a possibility at this point?


  96. d1shima:

    ITT...


  97. Stretch:

    Can I be the second to say ITT ??


  98. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    ITT


  99. HiFlyer:

    ITT


  100. kapakahi:

    With Joey already a junior.....along with his history of injuries the past 2 seasons.....would think that UH would be looking for a big power back.....who can also block.....for the future.

    Unfortunately no obvious local HS prospects left now that Fisiiahi is supposedly committed to OSU.....since figuring that any interest by UH in Tuitele-Iafeta would be for FB position (like Vele).


  101. jeezy33:

    100. Might end up being Fangupo depending on how his body develops. If he sheds weight, might play FB/RB, if he gets bigger mass wise then might play guard/DT


  102. Former UH Athlete:

    Tough luck about Iosefa... Seems like a fast recovery time for foot surgery to me, but I'm no doctor. Hope he comes back healthy and stays healthy.


  103. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    oops almost forgot, #FreeBillyRay


  104. SteveM:

    ITT?

    Hey, I'm an ITT guy!
    Go ITT! ITT ITT ITT


  105. kapakahi:

    #101,

    When I saw Fangupo at Junior Day this past Spring Ball, he was way over 300 lbs....and alot wider than the other linemen that attended......Tulimasealii, Fonoti (Waianae), Kapoi (Kapolei), Vakameilalo (Kapolei), Ulu-Perry (Saint Louis), Fehoko (Farrington).....so would be really surprised to see him accomplish the Reagan Mauia body transformation.


  106. Whats up:

    Losing Joey again this season hurts, the offense really needs his leadership. The young RB's like Lakalaka and Diocemy St Juste need to step it up big time the next 2 months. The starting QB for Fresno game, If Taylor Graham cannot play, I hope it's Ikaika Woosley but I have a feeling it's going to Sean Schroeder. Welcome Mr. Riggins to the Hawaii Football Ohana!


  107. kapakahi:

    #105,

    Was also wider than Wa'a too.


  108. Kapahulu:

    Anyone know the status of Allen Sampson?


  109. jeezy33:

    107. Lakalaka will probably end up being that guy. Right now, I just want as much speed and play makers as possible. Tupai will help the line big time next year. Hopefully Leo Kaloamatangi is ready to go too...


  110. kapakahi:

    #100,

    Would like to believe that UH coaches gotta already be taking a peek at Faga's younger bro (yet substantially larger) bro Sala......who is starting at DT for Red Raiders this season.....but still seeing some spot duty at TB in the red zone.....where he exclusively played last season for Kamehameha-Kapalama......as a potential future power back.


  111. kifi:

    ITT


  112. bowwar:

    100: we many have lost that power back, when the UH player transferred to San Jose...


  113. bowwar:

    Really doesn't matter who is QB this weekend if our OL doesn't block and improve...I think we should start Ikaika if the Graham is not available as we may as well plan for the future and give him game reps. Being a good athlete, Woolsey may pose a different threat to defenses due to his running ability.


  114. kapakahi:

    #113,

    A lot of the sacks were because of lack of RB blocking......which only Iosefa coulda provided.


  115. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good luck to Joey- here's wishing him a complete, speedy recovery!


  116. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Oh yeah... ITT! ITT too!


  117. jeezy33:

    114. I think there needs to be more shovel passes and screens to slow down the rush a little. We know what we have on O line at this point and need to find ways to help them out with play calling.


  118. (Jesse)James:

    ITT...Woot Woot....


  119. wafan:

    Huzzah!

    ITT!!!


  120. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    @ post #78: Jeezy can sometimes get annoying with his posts (or maybe the sheer volume of his posts) but in general, i think he's a good guy and means well. IT is an arrogant troll that has no idea what he's talking about a vast majority of the time, but does it to satisfy some kind of emotional need to sound smarter than everyone else. No, IT. dont' argue this. if i was to conduct a poll right now about the topic, i'm willing to bet all of your next month's billables that the majority of people would agree with me.

    as for me, it's all about love. I take pleasure in the details. You know... a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter becomes a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt.

    btw, what's ITT?


  121. Kevin:

    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

    ITTAKF


  122. Former UH Athlete:

    Jeezy, you got quite the fan.

    68.. OL and DL are the hardest areas to recruit for all schools.

    The best D1 ready prospects typically are all wine and dined by the big boy schools. Also, just the sheer number of OL/DL on the field on all plays makes the trench recruiting more challenging than other position groups. You need to find 5 guys + backups on the OL (4 + backups on DL) vs finding 1 QB, 1-2 RBs or 2-3 WRs.

    I could be wrong, but it seems like there are a lower % of good OL of the total OL prospect pool, vs % of good RB/WR/QBs in their respective position group.

    Also, UH moved the ball pretty well vs Nevada's defense before St Juste went out. St Juste went for 82 (team had about 220y) in 1st half and Lakalaka had 5ypc. That gets lost/forgotten after the backup QBs turned it over 6 times and made things worse than it actually was. Plus UH left 10 points on the field in the 2nd half (missed FG and TD called back by penalty). The game was more competitive than the score suggests, but the mistakes dominate the conversation after losses.


  123. kifi:

    ITT?

    Ignore Think Tanks?
    I Think (our offense has) Troubles?
    Invest (in) Ti-Tanium?
    Ilima Trauma Team?


  124. ITT IN DA HALE:

    New to this blog....

    Go (RAINBOW) WARRIORS!!!!

    Ummm....is something going on with ITT????


  125. (Jesse)James:

    Healing prayers for all our Warriors. :-)


  126. (Jesse)James:

    #121 Kevin....Should be more like BEEF BEEF BEEF.....LMAO


  127. jeezy33:

    122. O line is clearly the hardest position to recruit in my opinion. Along with QB. I think you can find good QBs that aren't highly recruited if you have a system and can identify which QBs fit that... Big reason why a lot of top QBs come from small MAC and MWC schools and lot of high rated QBs just never live up to expectations.

    I think they key in recruiting O line is finding that hidden gem who might not even be a Offensive linemen in high school. Lane Johnson at Oklahoma was a QB. Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan was a 6-6 240 DE that transformed into a OT. I think its key to get out there and identify a long talented player that might not be on the recruiting radar because they dont even play O line. Who would have thunk Alama Francis goes from walk on bball player to NFL DE? Wayne Hunter transfers as a DE and turns into a NFL O linemen. Identifying big athletes is huge. Gotta take risks sometimes.


  128. Derek:

    I hope D.J. Riggins will be as productive as John Riggins!!!!! Jeezy, I think we should get another QB just in case Larry somehow isn't the HG. Just in case. We already know that the top 3 in the program isn't and maybe Ikaika also. Our lack of offensive point production is driving me nuts. You know, I'm spoiled, I'm used to our offense scoring at least 30 points per game. When you can score you have a fighting chance. When you can score a lot of points at least the games are more entertaining. Right now, it's boring, man!!
    Hard to spend the money on a boring team. It's entertainment, gotta have a good product or else people are not going to show up. If Eastern Washington's QB Vernon Adams transfers to Hawaii, does he have to sit out a year coming from an FCS school to a FBS school?

    I read that Tampa Bay's defense is very, very good and their offense sucks. They are now changing QB, demoting Freeman and elevating Mike Glennon. Somebody said, it's a perfect scenario for Tampa Bay to pick up Tim Tebow. The more I thought about it, I think it might work. The Bucs have a good OL, Doug Martin at RB and Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson at WR. They some the weapons. And Tebow would bring in the fans.


  129. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    derek: lol you lost me at tebow.


  130. wafan:

    ITT = technical school.


  131. jeezy33:

    128. I completely agree with you... I think we should recruit a dual threat QB though. It would be nice to have a QB with a different style to prepare for.


  132. d1shima:

    Noted in recent years that Wisconsin had a multitude of OL who were converted TE's who got locked in a weight room with a training table.

    Hawaii may be challenged to find such a supply of 6-6 to 6-9 HS TE's to "enroll" into a program like that.


  133. Former UH Athlete:

    114 & 117... Both correct...

    The freshmen don't have pass protection down yet and there could be some more screens/shovel passes. Pass blocking/blitz pickup for RBs are hard skills to learn especially if you rarely had to do it before. At the NFL level, many young RBs don't play 3rd down because the coaches don't trust their pass blocking/blitz pickup skills. That's half of why 3rd down RB is now a common element on NFL teams. The other half obviously is being a good receiver out of the backfield.

    I would like to see both Lakalaka and St Juste on the field at the same time. I know this is out of the offensive scheme, but St Juste could be lined up at slot and he can flash across the formation for fly sweeps or end arounds. Even if you don't give him the ball, it adds another element the defense has to read. Plus it gives you another playaction look off the fake end around.

    I'm a big believer in having your best playmakers on the field as much as possible. I don't think St Juste is big enough to handle the pounding of the feature back role, but he can be used in other ways and getting him space is what you want. He's amazing when he gets in space.


  134. jeezy33:

    Not a dual threat kid but I am some what impressed by what Chase Forrest has done at Mater Dei. Exact same frame as Colt coming out of high school that can sling it. 6-3 190. And has a offer to your school Eastern Washington.


  135. LizKauai:

    Heavenly Healing to all our ailing...
    ITT - SUPPORT THE RAINBOW WARRIORS!


  136. turfwar:

    DJ Riggins on Foxsports Prime Ticket right now. Second half just started.


  137. markazulu:

    I honestly think the kid from punahou looks to be a really good one if built up but i also like woosley and the guy zwahelen


  138. jeezy33:

    136. Not going to see much at all... Check out Donovan Lee though for Chaminade.


  139. koakane ip5:

    ITT


  140. markazulu:

    are we still recruiting samoa?


  141. Kevin:

    126.(Jesse)James:

    September 25th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    #121 Kevin....Should be more like BEEF BEEF BEEF.....LMAO

    ITTASATF

    ITT ... and sleep all those f*kas. :lol:


  142. d1shima:

    Always recruiting summoa!


  143. markazulu:

    Just wondering lol


  144. LizKauai:

    oldie - agree on the Oracle -USA WIN! Show it to our guys... THAT is how you come from behind and never say die!!!


  145. mo808:

    ITT


  146. LizKauai:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNzAjZIno90
    Down but not out!!!
    Greatest comeback in the history of sport!


  147. mo808:

    ITT ALL THE SMUCKS! :D


  148. Independent Thinker:

    JMIA Criminal. I would not waste my time arguing with you or anyone else here for that matter. This is a pleasant diversion for me and nothing more. Something to do to relax when I am not doing the more serious matters I handle. I get paid handsomely to argue and unless I am being paid, I dont argue.

    Argue all you want if that is what you call what you do. I have never understood or believed at any time that what you do here on the blog is "argument". Sir, that is not argument.


  149. turfwar:

    Donovan Lee much quicker.


  150. mo808:

    ITT ALL DAY LONG! :D


  151. LizKauai:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHdmviq1kyg
    The Oracle Team USA...


  152. mo808:

    :D 150 ITT WOOHOO!


  153. Haleakala:

    D.J.Riggins - a big welcome from Hawaii!!


  154. Haleakala:

    It's too bad about Joey and Julian. But hurdles and obstacles do happen throughout our lifetimes. Many times when someone overcomes the obstacles, they come back even stronger than before. Keep the faith!!


  155. Loa:

    iTT


  156. observation only:

    hope surgery goes well for iosefa. he appears to be a great kid as well as a great football player


  157. NotNasti:

    #FREEJEEZY33!!!!


  158. WreckinEyez:

    ITT


  159. Marleysdad:

    You do know Team Oracle has only one team member that's american?


  160. oldie:

    LizK

    One of the speakers at the post race ceremony commented that the fans support helped Team USA to stage its great comeback. We should do the same for our Warriors.

    Larry Ellison gets to pick the venue for the next defense of America's Cup. I know an island in the middle of the Pacific that would be perfect. The Hawaii Visitors Bureau should start petitioning Ellison right away. Long shot, but what do we have to lose?


  161. observation only:

    #157 haha.

    jeezy33: #freebillyray : wonder if he will be free to play. chows doghouse has been known to be career ending.
    need to play another back like Wiley in addition to st. juste. dont want to see this young kid get beat up.


  162. jm2375:

    ITT


  163. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    actually, IT, technically what you put forward on this blog, usually, IS an argument (but usually poor ones). you know, with premises, warrants, conclusions, and all that good stuff.

    for example: "norm chow is the worst coach on the planet because he has awful play calling" is an argument. versus something like, "norm chow is 65 years old (or whatever)," that is not an argument. When you say "we need to recruit more local players because there is a lot of div I talent in hawaii. to look outside the state is a sign of provincial thinking and (insert petty insult to anyone who may disagree with you here)," and I reply with "yes, there is division I talent in hawaii, however that doens't mean that UH can fill all their recruiting needs in the islands, and it makes sense to look at other more fertile grounds like cali, texas, and florida," THAT is an argument. or people arguing with each other.

    but this is basic rhetoric.

    You can redefine "argument" to suit your inflated ego by saying "i am paid handsomely to 'argue' and what goes on in this blog is not 'argument,'" but let's be real here, you know that's not true. so really, what you do here then is "troll." or, i guess, you just make grand pronouncements for your own personal amusement and expect people to take it as holy writ. and that's fine too. but mainly, IT, your posts are just so damn entertaining to me, and I know. i know i should ignore them but i really can't, because they're just so much fun to respond to.

    p.s. i'm glad you're making a lot of money.


  164. jm2375:

    oldie and LizK - listened to NPR's BBC Business News today. On the news part, they called it possibly the biggest comeback in sporting history. In the discussion portion of the show, the lead in was "How did NZ lose the Cup?"

    Perspective, perspective, perspective...


  165. jm2375:

    People, people, please let's get some perspective here:
    :arrow: Football is a game, therefore it's entertainment, so sit back and enjoy it, don't get so obsessed
    :arrow: College sports are played by young men and women who do it for 1) the love of the sport and 2) a way to pay for their schooling. So, support them all the time


  166. LizKauai:

    jm2375... NZ sat on match point for 8 days. EIGHT DAYS! Mahalo, Ke Akua. Cheers to TEAMWORK and HEART. And Larry Ellison's commitment to technology and excellence. Looks like the difference was in the BOATS. They were just SPEED DEMONS... and the Oracle boat was faster.


  167. LizKauai:

    oldie... exactly. SUPPORT THE TEAM! Win or lose. GO, RAINBOW WARRIORS!!!


  168. primo123:

    didnt Stutzman pass out while driving? unclear why he passed out?

    if so, would you want your son playing football if you have a unknown problem with passing out?

    I know he's cleared by the medical staff, but, what if something bad happens if he plays and takes a shot in his helmet and something worst is the result.

    Everyone would be saying, "the coach should've known!!""shouldn't have played him"


  169. primo123:

    its just football.....we gotta watch out for the kid's life!


  170. observation only:

    good post jm2375


  171. ITT IN DA HALE:

    Good job by the Oracle Team. Congratulations.
    Our (Rainbow) Warriors will be fine. Just be patient.
    Be true fan(attics). Critique, vent, whatever, but always support the team.

    BTW ITT IN DA HALE booyah


  172. (Jesse)James:

    #165 JM +1


  173. Marleysdad:

    #168, then blame the #freebillyray movement.

    As for me, I was never really impressed with him. Hope he is healthy though.


  174. jeezy33:

    165.
    1. Support can mean a lot of things. You can support a friends decision whether you agree with them or not. Whether they make right or wrong decisions in life. You can support a friend or family member financially to help that person out. Based on the meaning of support, everyone who posts on this site supports the team one way or another. Whether its paying for PPV games on TV, or purchasing season tickets, or donating to the booster club, or investing time and effort into the program, it is supporting Hawaii football. It doesn't mean everyone has to agree with every decision made. Some of you paint people out to be horrible people just because some fans don't agree with everything the coaches do or the fans who want more from the program like when June Jones was at Hawaii.

    2. College sports is a business that is played by young men and women. NCAA, TV Networks, and Universities make money of certain student athletes who bring in money in sports such as football. If no one paid for tickets and attended games, there would be no team. Plain and simple.


  175. Rodney King:

    Why can't we all just get along?


  176. primo123:

    I dont think Hawaii football fans are obsessed. Passionate yes, but not obsessed.

    Alabama fans however..................


  177. Sasa Muli:

    Its ok not everybody gonna get along. Get people with no boto get people make like get big boto but get small small extra small boto like the Vienna sausage. Its all about boto and who get bigger boto den put in football talk for hide da shame of no more boto and who get small boto.


  178. Sasa Muli:

    poke bowl movement >>>>>>>>>>


  179. Sasa Muli:

    ITT movement >>>>>>>


  180. Sasa Muli:

    daikon movement >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


  181. primo123:

    #177

    boto?.......wats dat???


  182. Sasa Muli:

    Take pack ta plog from all ta malahinis.

    ITT.


  183. Sasa Muli:

    Boto is what missing when you like talk talk talk talk. no more time for poke squid. just talk talk talk.


  184. Independent Thinker:

    Anytime the crux of your so called argument relies on the shock value of calling the target a douche bag, for you to win, you can rest assured at that point that you lost the argument before it even began.


  185. Sasa Muli:

    Who dis fafa now? aiesos no can dat one.


  186. boolakanaka:

    163 and IT... I am not sure whether it either amusing or enlighten that we have digressed to elaborate on the merits of formal argument. Now, if it is to further the advocacy and support of warrior football, I am all for this endeavor. However, if it to marginalize others or support our own hubris and ego, well, there are far better places for such light-minded goals. Whats next--going off on some far fetched discussion on how the two principal models for American law schools came to be: the dominant model arose at Columbia (where Kent introduced the case method) and Harvard (where Langdell added the Socratic method). The other arose at Yale, where more-conventional approaches to graduate study are also central. I will assume we are all on the same page, that is, Imua Warriors.....


  187. jonj:

    Primo Im sure BRS knows what he wants and If the medical examiners says hes good to go, it would be disrespectful of chow to take football away from the kid.


  188. SteveM:

    ITT


  189. Independent Thinker:

    @186

    Support uh football. Check
    Support student athletes. Check
    Reserve right to disagree with decisions and direction of program. Check
    Won't take crap from internet bullies. Check

    You?


  190. Sasa Muli:

    Gau gee movement

    Lup cheong movement

    Balot movement

    Kapena movement

    Patis movement


  191. jonj:

    Marleysdad I wish i could see some of these type of plays.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ7IKv8GnWc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKQLwgH1AqY


  192. Sasa Muli:

    sandcrabs movement

    kahuku sweet corn movement

    chili pepper water movement


  193. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    lol internet bullies? just giving you the same crap that you've been spewing to everyone else for a while, IT. it's nothing personal. it's also okay to say that you may be incorrect or not know what you're talking about on a particular subject instead of saying that everyone who calls you out when you talk out your rear end are all "koresh disciples," "putters from the rough" (wtf?), and idk. assembling weapons or whatever.

    and check.


  194. ITT Support:

    jonj, If you wish to see those plays, then it would be best to click on the links you posted.

    Upon clicking the link, either a new window will open up or a video will immediately play.

    From there, you will be able to see the plays.

    ITT.


  195. Nainoa:

    Uncle B would be ashamed. No kanaka maoli should be speaking this way.


  196. boolakanaka:

    IT--I think any inquiry on both the content and history of any of my past post will provide you with a rather lucid answer to that Q.


  197. primo123:

    #187

    Not sure of the full story. But from what I read here.
    1. BRS missed fall camp
    2. Gets into accident and tells coaches one story, but maybe was another?
    3. Has to sit while getting clearance.
    4. What was his "attitude" while sitting?

    If I'm building a program, any sport, I'll give the guys that made it to training camp, did what was asked, had good attitudes, worked hard, the benefit of doubt and a chance to play.

    The guys that are playing, probably met those requirements and are now higher than BRS on the depth chart.

    BRS just gotta try and work his way back and when and if he gets a chance, show what he can do.

    Competition will make everyone better.


  198. gobows:

    medical examiners do dead people


  199. jonj:

    BRS has 4 other camps under his belt and has shown and proven he can play. But unfortunately we do not know the whole story and probably never will


  200. Derek:

    Rich Miano says that "We have the best strength coach in Hawaii" in Chad Ikei. And he says that even college players and the NFL players come here to train with him. So, why, I ask, isn't UH trying to get Ikei work with the UH players. I'm sure we can use another strength coach at Manoa, can't we to help Mr. Beemer. Seems too logical maybe.


  201. primo123:

    #200

    $$$$$ no more....


  202. primo123:

    Does Larry Ellison like football?


  203. Johnny Manziel is a War Criminal:

    does UH have the budget for another strength and conditioning coach? or actually, is there a need to have another one?


  204. primo123:

    I'm sure Beemer and Ikei would like to do things their own way.

    If Ikei wants to help out for free.............then by all means!....but Beemer would have to be his supervisior....which probably wouldnt work out too good


  205. primo123:

    We havent even had Beemer for one season we ready to switch him out already!!

    tough crowd!!


  206. Independent Thinker:

    All good. Boola. Glad you made it back home safely. You are back in conn, right?


  207. WreckinEyez:

    I am so confused with this blog, even lurking makes me scratch my head.


  208. boolakanaka:

    202--Unfortunately, I think LE considers football to be a bit pedestrian for his highfalutin taste....


  209. d1shima:

    ITT


  210. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    ITT

    #FreeBillyRay


  211. Sasa Muli:

    wreck,

    No be confused. Just cast da net and watch all da malahini come swimming in.


  212. Sasa Muli:

    Free money

    Free willy

    Free mumia

    Free balot

    Free bagong


  213. boolakanaka:

    206--IT--yes, sitting in the midst of what they call "old college" as we speak....be well!


  214. Sasa Muli:

    hashtag free paperclips

    hashtag free shoyu

    hashtag free speech

    hashtag free white rabbit


  215. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Maybe the Warrior Beat will follow FB and soon enable the #ashtag feature hehe. That would be sumthin.

    #FreeBillyRay


  216. Sasa Muli:

    Nou e Kawaipunahele
    Ku`u lei aloha mae `ole
    Pili hemo`ole,
    Pili pa`a pono
    E huli ho`i käua
    E Kawaipunahele

    Kü `oe me ke ki`eki`e
    I ka nani a`o Wailuku
    Ku`u ipo henoheno,
    Ku`u wehi o ka pö
    E huli ho`i käua
    E Kawaipunhele

    Eia ho`i `o Keali`i
    Kali `ana i ka mehameha
    Mehameha ho`i au,
    `Eha`eha ho`i au
    E huli ho`i käua
    E Kawaipunahele

    Puana `ia ke aloha
    Ku`u lei aloha mae `ole
    Pili hemo `ole,
    Pili pa`a pono
    Ke pono ho`i käua
    E Kawaipunahele

    Kawaipunahele movement.

    Free Kawaipunahele movement.


  217. Sasa Muli:

    Free Kapena

    Free Natural Vibes

    Free Ooklah Da Moc

    Free rock candy

    Free manapua

    Free the manapua man

    molepo movement


  218. WarriorNY:

    I'm sorry for not ITT in the past week... I hope everyone doesn't hold that against me...


  219. Old School Dave:

    Gary Beemer has done wonders for the UH Football team. What warrants him being replaced by Chad Ikei? Just because Miano said so?


  220. Sasa Muli:

    all da malahinis get da arabiki sausage.

    small boto pretend to be big boto talk den try mask em with da football talk too much small botos in one place feel like preschool stay poking you with da fingah.


  221. Old School Dave:

    What is Chad Ikei's football background? How many of his clients are now on NFL rosters?


  222. boolakanaka:

    Hey, like my gonggong, told me, "mines is small like lup cheong, but hard like rebar.."


  223. gobows:

    if it weren't for mandatory lifting sessions, possibly half the team wouldn't lift. not able to tell if the team is stronger with the addition of beemer, but they are surely more conditioned than ever before.


  224. Buffoman:

    #218 are you recruiting for another school? Your rants about the UH program seems to indicate that you're putting down UH to build up a program elsewhere.

    Can you enlighten us?


  225. Old Diver:

    221,

    When did Miano ever suggest such a change? Rich was just giving Chad credit for the success of the Kaiser program.


  226. gobows:

    chad ikei would make no difference.


  227. Old School Dave:

    228: Sounded like a dig against Beemer. That's why.

    BTW, I'm happy for Miano's success in the White Division.


  228. Slugger:

    WreckinEyez,

    Long time no see...

    ITT

    Hope everyone gets well soon. Sorry to hear Joey will be out for a while, but gotta heal up.

    Good post, jmxxxx, re: support of student-athletes.

    Night...


  229. gobows:

    fyi...bombs will be going off at schofield tomorrow

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23532242/noise-advisory-issued-for-schofield-barracks-area?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


  230. boolakanaka:

    231--As the original hip/hop duo of Eric b and Rakim would say---"don't sweat the technique..."


  231. gobows:

    coaches can't make players physically stronger


  232. Old Diver:

    230

    Miano's quote was from the SA online section about high school football. Any speculation he was trying to place a dig against anyone especially UH is silly.


  233. Old Diver:

    It is my impression Beamer is doing a fine job.


  234. papajoe2:

    Chad Ikei is busy doing his thing and well compensated to train 100+ UH football players.


  235. papajoe2:

    Oh, sorry.
    ITT


  236. kapakahi:

    Can't win.....if don't take care of the ball.....and can't score. 11 offensive turnovers in 3 games.....directly resulting in 2 defensive TDs by opponents.....with only 3 offensive TDs.

    Defense definitely doing its job.....causing 4 turnovers.....and scoring 1 safety and 1 TD.

    Special teams also all good....as is the S&C program.....as are the players and the talent level......along with recruiting.


  237. Fan:

    It is useless to respond to IT and lava in negative ways (they seem like the same person). I don't recall anyone responding to any of their posts in dialogue. What they usually get is either ignored or blowback. Why anyone would continue to come back to a place where they are ignored or disparaged is beyond me. But I don't think they are normal people. They have heard many times that the community finds them obnoxious and yet they return with the same tired ideas. Although the ideas are tired and worn they are provocative and hook people in to responding. One can only conclude this is what they feed on. As no one pays serious attention to their comments they are left with provoking to get a response. Not responding to them at all would be best. To do otherwise simply feeds them.


  238. Leahi2:

    Former UH Athlete hit it on the nose when he says OL and DL are the hardest to recruit. Well the other schools are getting their fair share. Sure we can't compete with the biggies but in he MWC level we should be able to do so. Now you can talk all you want to about the QBs, the RBs DBs and WRs but if you haven't got the players in the trench you go nowhere. If you do, even the turkeys fly.


  239. kapakahi:

    Just can't win averaging 12 points a game.

    Even Dick Tomey's offenses averaged scoring more than that.


  240. kapakahi:

    #243,

    UH have the horses on the OL and DL. Just needing to build up depth.....especially at OT and DE......to deal with injuries.

    OL still adjusting to their 3rd OL coach in 3 years (i.e., conflicting coaching philosophies, methods & techniques)......so still going through development.


  241. Old School Dave:

    236: It was a blanket statement by Miano. He needs to choose his words more carefully.

    “We have the best strength coach in Hawaii in Chad Ikei,” Miano said

    Should have clarified: "At the high school level."

    Both Beemer and Ikei are good at what they do. I'll leave it at that.


  242. kapakahi:

    Don't understand why UH not actively recruiting RB/KR/PR/CB Donovan Lee (Chaminade Prep).....

    http://hscalifornia.scout.com/a.z?s=153&p=8&c=1&nid=6660068
    http://www.foxsportswest.com/high-school/prep-zone/video#
    http://www.mefeedia.com/news/68225139


  243. Old School Dave:

    I wonder if we'll start to see 24 year old returned missionary linemen like Chow had at BYU? Utah also has a number of returned missionaries. Makes a hell of a lot of difference in terms of strength level and maturity, especially with the linemen going against 19-21 year old players.


  244. kapakahi:

    Now that Riggins has verbally committed, wonder if UH also looking at teammate SB Chris Davis too.....

    http://hscalifornia.scout.com/a.z?s=153&p=8&c=1&nid=5788845
    http://www.mefeedia.com/news/68225143


  245. mo808:

    ITT FOLKS!!!


  246. mo808:

    Yeehah@250 ITT


  247. Leahi2:

    Riggins is a very good running back. Video very impressive! Can he do those things with thCan he do those things with e UofH Line? I notice that presently his line gives him a good daylight. He also has that burst of speed, power and agility to really shine.


  248. cocobean:

    Hope all the poster caught Tomey on the L & L show. If not watch the replay later tonight.


  249. Leahi2:

    Excuse me! In trying to make a grammatical correction I got posted (above) . Now to continue: I noticed some of Riggins' runs were off the swing pass. I know some of you bloggers were pointing out to the lack of that type of play in the UofH offense. I agree! In the future our team must make use of available talent.


  250. Independent Son:

    I was made aware of rantings by my father.
    Dad was once a great football and later a great attorney. Well-known people respected him. He began to change. He became angry. My family could not help him. We began to leave. I do not have a relationship with this man. He is angry and mean. He embarrasses us. On behalf of our family, we apologize for the jerk who was once a great man. ST, please verify my name with email I sent you. Cal Lee can verify my name, too.


  251. kapakahi:

    #252,

    Tonight's L&L Show with Tomey......as well as the after-show segment.....

    http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/leahey.php


  252. A-House:

    hope someday Chow will break away from the "conservative" play calling like runs up the middle with "little" guys who are better suited around end or a fake hand off, QB keeps the ball and runs around other end, or a quick pass to a TE coming across the middle, etc.

    notice the few yards gained going up the middle? coach looking for the single time that everything goes like "practice" for a long run or TD? neva happen with the way current OL is executing - same principle applies for the "long" passes - success maybe 1 in 15 - howeva, impressive IF and when it connects.


  253. moocher:

    Moocher's 6 rules when it comes to Internet fools......

    when people say what they are doing--they usually aren't doing it, all talk.
    when people insist they know, it usually is because they aren't the brightest and wish to shine themselves up.
    when people try to be the loudest, it's normally because no one listens to them.
    when someone tries to dominate anything, its because that person is dominated at everything.
    when a person tries to pump himself up, often it's because he's really a deflated being.
    lastly, if humans can lie to each other's face, no doubt they will do 100x more in cyberspace.


  254. UHfan808:

    ITT!!!


  255. moocher:

    ...i tell my wife i'm the most humble person i know :)


  256. Richie Rich:

    If Ikei is so good, where are his NFL players? Tommy Heffernan is better and FREE


  257. Sasa Muli:

    Sasa's 6 RUles:

    -I know dey get small boto
    -I know dey tink dey get big boto
    -I still know dey get small boto
    -I no care what small boto people think
    -Laugh at the football talk from small boto people
    -No more Rule 6 cause I stay training at BJ Penn's gym.


  258. el burro sabio:

    Tell me when it's #freebeer


  259. d1shima:

    Kden...

    ITT


  260. cocobean:

    Noticed that the IgnoreTheTrolls posters are mainly OTs(original Tsaikos).

    Didn't a wise man once say "one man's troll may be another man's independent thinker."

    Oh..wait I take that back...it was IT that said that.


  261. RedZone:

    kapakahi I like Chris too. Seems to be their go to receiver.


  262. NorthShoreFan:

    Late post..Riggins looks good and his line really opened some pukas for him. Who's dat #72? looka like one biggie dozer


  263. UHfan808:

    Hi NSF! :D

    How you!?


  264. NorthShoreFan:

    #232..
    GOBOWS...Tanxs fo da heads up..but good to hear da bang on dis side...tell me dey shooting straight. befo time dey used to over shoot and end up trowing da shell ova da mountain...da peeps over dat side was scade!...


  265. NorthShoreFan:

    Growing one beard and keeping busy. Still not ready to join the guys at McDonalds for early morning coffee though.
    UHfan808..long time no see..how U doing? Still out on the westside in Kapolei?


  266. jm2375 (iPad):

    Counselor Mui - Groupon available for your favorite Chinese restaurant.


  267. NorthShoreFan:

    We wen get buss up dis past Saturday but some good reps fo DSJ and "Chuga"Lakalaka. dem guys wen look good. Da qb's...well.. need more reps. OL gotta kick some butt. DL is outstanding but no can play da whole game ladat.


  268. tommui:

    #270 jm2375

    Thanks!


  269. Jeezy33:

    264.. Sounds like hypocracy at its finest... OTs that think they are better and have a right to refer to posters as trolls...


  270. NorthShoreFan:

    No mo fun...o&o


  271. Sasa Muli:

    Fafa33. Hahahahahahahahahaha.


  272. SteveM:

    NorthShoreFan -- long time!


  273. Angry Old School Dave:

    EH, SASA MULI, YOU SAID UM! FAFA33. HAHA. MAYBE NOT EVEN VIENNA SAUSAGE, DAT ONE. WHAT YOU TINK?


  274. Sasa Muli:

    Sasa says. I think he get boto but probably well groom kine. He is very much into what people think of him.


  275. Angry Old School Dave:

    DAS WHY HARD, SASA. NO MORE NOTHING WRONG WITH SMALL KINE MANSCAPE ACTION, ESPECIALLY IF YOU SINGLE AND TRYING FOR IMPRESS THE CHICKS, BUT WHEN DA GROOMING COME TOO MUCH, LIKE YOU MAKING UM SKIN BALD WITH DA RAZOR AND MOISTURIZING LADAT, AND GET MORE URUMUT IN THE SINK THAN ON THE OLOS, THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW THE BRADDAH GET ONE PROBLEM.

    FAFA33, NO NEED GO ALL NUTS WITH THE GROOMING. YOU RESPECT OTHERS, YOU STAY HUMBLE, PEOPLE GOING LIKE YOU. NO SENSE YOU MAKE ANY KINE WITH YOUR OLOS FOR IMPRESS PEOPLE. DAS NOT HOW, HAWAIIAN.


  276. kev-1:

    I'm not sure what's worse. Spam, trolls, or pilau posts like the ones tonight. For sure they all breed ignorance. Clean it up!


  277. UHfan808:

    269 NSF

    Whoa, a beard, huh? Haha You are always clean shaven so I cannot imagine!

    Doing well, thank you :) I'm in town and Kapolei frequently :)

    You planning to join us for T-gate sometime this year?

    So nice to hear from you again! :) :) :)


  278. UHfan808:

    Best wishes to you, Joey! Heal quickly but be prudent and make sure everything is all good before playing or pushing yourself!


  279. UHfan808:

    ITT

    !!!


  280. UHfan808:

    264 cocobean

    Hey, what's an original Tsai-ko?


  281. A-joe:

    ITT -OG Tsaikos!


  282. UHfan808:

    189

    Independent Thinker:
    September 25th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    @186

    Support uh football. Check
    Support student athletes. Check
    Reserve right to disagree with decisions and direction of program. Check
    Won't take crap from internet bullies. Check

    You?

    I'm sorry, I disagree with this self-assessment.

    Independent thinking can be good in some ways but does not survive in the real world alone especially not when working with other team members on a team.

    Team effort means goals must be reached with the combined effort of other team members. You are sorely mistaken if you think team work is soley based upon individual effort.

    Do not fool yourself: We fans are part of this Warrior Team

    As fans of our team, we have a responsibility to SET the example - to BE the example - to show how a good team works together, more so especially since we are older than our team's players, this is an even greater responsibility!

    Of course, the team's objective is to figure out how to overcome the opponent.

    This mean team players must agree to share a common purpose and follow their chosen leader, and they must support each other thru tactful means (feedback) in order to more effectively get the job done.

    Especially when the team's resources are limited, there is no time to fixate on forcing the leader(s) - or those who chose him/them for that matter - to constantly justify how or why they were chosen.

    We are already well into our season so what's the point - we need to evolve into higher beings and focus on being as successful as we can with what we have! Know the weaknesses but Focus on strengths!

    We fan team players must practice the same team dynamics in order to assist the team in being successful. Because the game is so very mental and physical, it is incumbent upon the fan team - us - to provide encouragement, love, and support at all times so that the players use their heart and mind to guide their body to perform its best despite how they may actually feel.

    Yes, of course we can have opinions, and yes, we can choose to say them anyway we want; however, I'm sure if you're on the receiving end - as a player or coach - constantly hearing how you're just not doing enough when all you're doing is putting in extra work and working your hardest while going to school and or holding a part-time job, I can imagine would make any normal person just wanna give up.

    You know, that our team hasn't just walked off the field and given up shows me that yes, they are being coached well. (Thank you, coaches and staff; thank you, Warriors)

    We fans must choose our words wisely and criticize only productively and constructively so that our team does not give up and quit!

    If our team just suddenly decided to walk off that field and give up all because we lack understanding of what it takes to be supportive fans, then who's gonna drop everything in the middle of their season to come play for us? Seriously - You? Me? Us fans? Huh - I highly doubt it :(

    Words can hurt; we must be careful how we use them.

    Together we must work hard to support the team yet independently of each other, we must decide whether our own actions are in line with the entire team effort.

    Here's an excellent example of effective and productive team work; somehow some way, we need to BE this, too :) :

    http://aggietraditions.tamu.edu/team/12thman.html


  283. Maddog50:

    I just want a win....go Warriors!!!!