Yap named to All-MWC 2nd team

December 10th, 2013
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Defensive end Beau Yap was named to the Mountain West Conference's second team.

Yap was the only Rainbow Warrior named to the league's first or second team.

Honorable mention went to center Ben Clarke, middle linebacker Brenden Daley, tight end Clark Evans, safety John Hardy-Tuliau, weak-side linebacker Art Laurel, defensive tackle Siasau Matagiese, cornerback Ne'Quan Phillips and punter/punt returner/slotback Scott Harding.

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In their version of a spread attack, the Rainbow Warriors are recruiting on Oahu, the neighbor islands, Florida, and Southern and Northern California this week.

There are three coaches on the mainland. Two coaches are working the neighbor islands, and two will be working Oahu.

The Warriors' recruiting goal was to restock the defensive secondary. They have received commitments from two corners (Cesar Fermin and Nick Nelson) and three safeties (Aaron Glover, Daniel Lewis and Manly Williams). Keelan Ewaliko, who redshirted this year, is staying put at safety.

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Joe Uglietto is a walk-on kicker from the East Coast. Tony Grimes is a cornerback from Florida. Wide receiver Bubba Poueu-Luna and offensive lineman Kody Afusia are from California. Cornerback Dee Maggitt is from Seattle. Aniefre Etim-Thomas is a volleyball middle blocker.

These were among Willis Wilson's best friends. Football bonds transcend geographical boundaries.

86 Responses to “Yap named to All-MWC 2nd team”

  1. Hank:

    Good Morning Warrior Fans!


  2. wow:

    first?


  3. Stephen Tsai:

    Wake up everybody!
    I had to get up at 4 this morning to drop off son-in-law at airport. In a weird way, I miss early-morning football practices.


  4. Bugaz:

    Aloha kakahiaka kākou!


  5. Bugaz:

    Im hoping coach Naeole can reel in the big nasty ones.


  6. boolakanaka:

    Aloha all. Anyone ever notice, that Chris Naeole, when he is on the sidelines, is bigger and more intimidating, than most of our lineman, despite not wearing pads---bruddha is fierce.


  7. Stephen Tsai:

    Bugaz:
    Naole needs to clone himself.
    By the way, did UH ever make any progress after cloning the green mice?


  8. BigWave96744:

    After a 1-11 start, Cal coach Sonny Dykes will be losing a handful of players who have either gotten their release or will be requesting it soon. This group includes 4* QB Zach Kline and 4* 6'7" OT Freddie Tagaloa and possibly a stud WR. After sitting 2014, Zach & Freddie will have 2 to play 2. Just news of guys available in NoCal...


  9. sofaking_blk:

    Didn't Trevor Davis transferred to Cal?


  10. pu'uwai:

    Aloha kakahiaka.

    Imua Rainbow Warriors!!!


  11. UHfan808:

    Good morning, Tsai-kos and Lurk-ers! :)

    Go Rainbow Warrior Recruiters!!!


  12. gobows:

    ST
    Is the week before christmas a dead period for recruiting?


  13. Abunai:

    Good morning.. #9 to answer your question. It's yes he did transfer.


  14. jeezy33:

    Beau Yap the only Warrior to make All Conference... 2nd team..


  15. Stephen Tsai:

    Tagaloa visited Hawaii this past weekend.


  16. A-House:

    how will the coaches present themselves and the football program to all recruits after the 1 - 11 season? whatever the case be POSITIVE - press the position need - don't promise recruit he will play as a true freshman, but will be given the opportunity to make his case

    One Udub player says NEVER recruit yourself to a coach after their HC bolted for USC.

    Very doubtful that any of the BCS players seeking a new home from Cal will call UH

    Wondered why the lights were on so early for a neighbor


  17. jeezy33:

    Looks like the 4 star alert has came out now..


  18. A-House:

    ST:

    green mice technique was improved and "team" moved on to other cloning projects

    great to see that UH students are making "academic" waves in engineering and aerospace technologies

    rather than bemoan the athletic department and all the $$$ spent, hope upper campus "professors" will make a concerted effort to build/improve their specialty area be it TIM, Human Resources, business, education, art & sciences, agriculture, medicine, law, etc.

    like the Affordable Care Act, work together to make it better rather than dumping on it


  19. Slugger:

    Good morning, Tsaikos!

    Congrats to Beau Yap & to the Honorable Mentions on da team!

    It was touching to see the pictures & read the articles about Willis' service.


  20. Stephen Tsai:

    UH is a finalist, but not the only finalist.


  21. BigWave96744:

    Trevor Davis did transfer to Cal and was one of 22 WR on the roster.
    Of that only 3-4 were Seniors.
    Lots of bodies even if they run a 4 wide offense.
    Cal was awfully bad last season...


  22. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!
    I thought Chris Grant would at least get honorable mention.


  23. al:

    ahouse...how you my brother?
    i went to the castle hs craft fair just so i could run into you as usual. but, alas, a whiff.

    not to be denied nor deterred i did have my annual chat with "madeinhawaii" and his lovely wife.


  24. tom mui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Go get 'em Coaches!


  25. al:

    well, what oline prospect wouldn't want the opportunity to compete right away for a starter's role under the tutelage of chris naeole?


  26. al:

    tom...i had nice mile high burger on sunday.
    btw, got some mui for you later in the week.
    i hope you won't be cruising the danube or yellow river.


  27. Whats up:

    I'm perplexed that Scott Harding didn't wasn't first team MWC punter, at least! Go get those recruits coaches.


  28. al:

    amazing that gant, shroeder, and iosefa got the snub.


  29. papajoe2:

    All-Star voting process.
    Several years ago, while I was coaching in high school, the voting took place at a coaches' meeting, by players being nominated by their coaches. Then the coaches would talk about their players and vote. If one of the team's coaches would not be present to represent their team, it was highly unlikely that their team's player would get much support, no matter how well they did (Kaiser?). Nominated players were then placed on the honorable mention team. Most of the coaches have very high egos. One coach, whose team didn't win a single game, had 14 players on the honorable mention team, I forget, but may have had 1 or more on second team. Some coaches would get together and talk about not voting for our few players that were nominated from our unbeaten team, and if you vote for my kid, I will vote for yours. I would tell our players, without explaining the process to them, that the all star voting was not a true indicator of their accomplishment. I told them that if they made it, then that's great, take it and go with it. If they didn't make it don't worry about it, that it is not a true process. With today's internet system, that the process was changed, hopefully, with a clearer view of who the all stars really are.


  30. al:

    tagaloa...not a 3 for 2?


  31. Whats up:

    Football Scoop.com

    Eastern Michigan: Louisville running backs coach / special teams coordinator Kenny Carter has interviewed for the Eastern Michigan job. Eastern Illinois head coach Dino Babers has also interviewed and is considered by some we speak with to be the favorite for the job. Expect a decision this week.

    Dino Babers is pretty much gone!


  32. Sofaking_blk:

    #31
    That's a big loss for us.


  33. boolakanaka:

    If your looking for a list of "hot coaches" to play the fictional who replaces Coach Chow game, here you go:

    2013 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Winners

    Football Bowl Subdivision

    Region 1: Jimbo Fisher, Florida State University

    Region 2: Gary Pinkel, University of Missouri

    Region 3: Jerry Kill, University of Minnesota

    Region 4: Art Briles, Baylor University

    Region 5: David Shaw, Stanford University

    Football Championship Subdivision

    Region 1: Joe Moorhead, Fordham University &

    Jack Cosgrove, University of Maine (tie)

    Region 2: Jamey Chadwell, Charleston Southern University

    Region 3: Dino Babers, Eastern Illinois University*

    Region 4: Craig Bohl, North Dakota State University

    Region 5: Ron Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana University

    Division II

    Region 1: George Mihalik, Slippery Rock University

    Region 2: Scott Maxfield, Henderson State University

    Region 3: Bill Conley, Ohio Dominican University

    Region 4: Josh Lynn, Eastern New Mexico University

    Region 5: Aaron Keen, Minnesota State University-Mankato*

    Division III

    Region 1: Mike Welch, Ithaca College

    Region 2: Jim Monos, Lebanon Valley College

    Region 3: Pete Fredenburg, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor*

    Region 4: Tom Arth, John Carroll University

    Region 5: Steve Johnson, Bethel (Minn.) University

    NAIA

    Region 1: Chris Oliver, Lindsey Wilson College

    Region 2: Mike Woodley, Grand View University

    Region 3: Larry Wilcox, Benedictine (Kan.) College

    Region 4: Ross Cimpl, Dakota Wesleyan University

    Region 5: Mike Van Diest, Carroll (Mont.) College


  34. al:

    one of the less talked about recruits whom i think will have a great career is punahou's dakota torres.
    although a bit undersized as a tight end, he could be a valuable h- back ala clark evans. great hands and tough buggah.


  35. Jeezy33:

    34. We need big bullies though ...

    Tsais matters ...


  36. Marleysdad:

    #32, he was on our staff?


  37. Leron:

    Tagaloa's best friend in high school...Ikaika Woolsey. Come on Ikaika! get your boy over here.

    http://www.dailycal.org/2013/08/30/speak-softly-and-carry-a-big-stick/


  38. hossana:

    How about recruiting some coaches who know what the hell they are doing?? Geezus, just because Naeole played college and pro ball doesn't make him a good coach and it certainly showed on the line in technique, skills, and line adjustments....the offensive line look like a bunch of lost souls who had no clue what the hell they were doing in their assignments....the defensive schemes were so out of place that is was just ridiculous in the second half of many of our games where the opponents made adjustments and Kaumeyer was lost as he had no clue to counteract the opposing teams adjustments which accounted for the 3rd qtr. being a disaster for our team....guys on the defensive line and the secondary just didn't know what to do in their coverage and adjustments...they were like deers in the headlites....if you just watch the defense with your binoculars all of you will know what i mean...also, by the way, there were a bunch of coaches who agreed with me that many of the games, Chow was simply outcoached and never new what the hell he was doing...time management, penalties, line adjustments...it was simply pathetic.....simply pathetic....


  39. Manoa Mist:

    Man what a great story today on Wilson, Mr. Tsai. When you go up to that great blog in the sky someday, you will be missed too.


  40. boya_jr:

    boolakanaka, regarding your well-thought out points from our dialogue last night regarding Pac-12:

    1) Endowment size: can't match the top tier schools in the Pac (Cal & Stanford probably skew the average), and we are probably at or below the median. Only hope is that we continue to build, and for a school with these aspirations, membership with the top West Coast schools helps. If I were hiring a person or investing in a company, I want to see how my affiliation creates impact.

    2) Research Institutions: Although not the same level as the top tier, I believe UH holds its own in the Very High Research Institution category. Not sure where that puts us ranking wise with the middle, bottom tier Pac schools, but we are one of the top in the MWC (our competition should expansion happen). Few eligible schools west of the Mississippi.

    3) Small Market, Niche Brand, but Small Margin of Value: We are not viewed as a "national university" such as UCLA or USC. Agree. That would be comparing us to the top tier of the conference, which if we were a national university, we'd be in the Pac already. However, this point is where I have a lot of hope for. Yes, our big dogs (i.e. Hawaiian Air) are smaller cap in terms of size compared to Wells Fargo, Bechtel, Google, Apple, etc that are prevalent in geographies like the SF Bay Area, LA, Portland, and Seattle. But which of these big companies get the most value from local college athletics? Nike, for sure. Congrats U of O. Cal just sold field naming rights to a internet company (I never heard of) for $19M over course of many years. Great, but this is probably for name recognition of an unknown company. So, my point is, Hawaii might not have the big fortune 100's, but what we do have is a strong common interest. Tourism is an export that tries to move human beings from elsewhere. That's why we built the convention center. The stadium is another "convention center" except tourist are here for a 4 hour "seminar" (the game), and then they're off spending money buying shrimp, shaved ice, and tours. The money multipier seems stronger than for the conventioneer staying in the meeting rooms all day (although corporate account spending, incentive trips are great).

    Also, people quote the Honolulu media market as being XX## size. For Hawaii, we should count Lihue, Kahului, Kona, Hilo. They are small markets by themselves, but I think the propel us 10 spots or so, unless the Big Island is closer to LA so they are in USC territory.

    So, yes, your points are valid, but here are my mitigating factors.

    Athletic Departments talk about their school's ceiling. Some thought about what that is in the future. The question is, what would you do with $20M (or whatever that # is) in annual membership $ and the perks of membership? What is the impact? Can we be in the position to chase championships? Can we grow our brand outside Hawaii? Where? How? Can we become a valuable TV commodity? Will the 13th game exemption and other NCAA perks pay off? After 10 years in the Pac-##, what will we become? Do we have the capability to execute? UH and Hawaii need to look within.


  41. BigWave96744:

    Speaking of NoCal, former 4* DE Pio Vatuvei was dismissed from UDUB and played at the College San Mateo this fall. He could play immediately and have 3 to play 2. He is also friends with Current Warrior DE David Manoa


  42. jeezy33:

    41. He was a target in the fall but he enrolled at San Mateo instead of sitting out at Hawaii. He is high on the radar but I think he wants to go back to the Pac 12. Or he would have been here by now.


  43. BigWave96744:

    Thanks jeezy.... I guess its safe to say he won't be interested in SC now that Sark is there


  44. madeinhawaii:

    #36... yeah... in 1984.


  45. Buffoman:

    #34 I concur. I think that that young man has a future. He has terrific hands and I hope he gets to play on the "O" side of the ball.

    I can't believe folks are still kicking the dead horse. Coach Chow will be back for 2014. It is really time to move on and support the team.

    This is seems like the direction our nation is headed. Folks who did not vote for or like a certain candidate will do anything to bring a negative picture to the forefront. I often wonder if these folks say the Pledge of Allegiance and mean it, especially the part.."one Nation, under God, indivisible..." There were times when I voted for and candidates did not win, but at the end of the day, like them or not they are our Representatives, Senators, or President.

    In a small way, this is like our TEAM. It should be "Indivisible".


  46. turfwar:

    hossana the OL helped pave the way for almost 50 points and over 600 yards in the last couple of games and the running game looked better than it has in years by the middle of the season in Naeole's first year as a college coach. He could be headed to a great career. If you don't like Chow that's one thing but to not recognize the steady improvement of the OL as the season progressed is ignorant.


  47. madeinhawaii:

    turfwar,

    Not disagreeing but the competition got progressively weaker as the season went along, too. So until they prove themselves against a few top 75 teams, there will be more skeptics than believers.


  48. Marleysdad:

    44, touche. So it's really Dick Tomeys Fault.


  49. postmanke:

    37 - I think that is the most overlooked part of recruiting. Players recruiting players. in some conferences it is often the players on the team that may sway a decision on a recruit. SEC is a prime example nowadays. they use practice, quality of talent of your teammates everyday to get you better and ready for the next level. kinda like Google. We use it because it gets good results. Google improves everyday by the people that access and use it daily.

    but what if coaching sucks and you have talent? I guess that would be like using Yahoo? or worse, everything sucks then you're done like Alta Vista.

    Go get em Ikaika!


  50. Former UH Athlete:

    I guess the recruiting theme should be... Divide and Conquer.

    Go get em... Don't come back without Linemen, a QB, and any good athlete available. (we can find a position for athletes).


  51. turfwar:

    Agree with Al about Dakota Torres. Kid is very technical and rarely takes wrong steps and his hands were the most reliable on the team all season. Saw a handful of Punahou games this year and don't remember him having any drops. Especially on big first down plays when they needed it the most. And they usually went to him in "go to" situations over the middle. Of course Kanawai Noa was also huge all season despite playing with a cast or bandage on his hand. But when Dakota was first offered I too had my doubts about his abilities at the next level but I'm now very excited about what he can do for the short passing game which was very much in need of playmakers this season.


  52. turfwar:

    #47 I guess then madeinhawaii is the question of success against weaker comp a result of the coach or the level of the player. If a coach is getting his guys to play with improved technique and cohesion as the season progresses, especially the OL unit, then to me he is doing a heck of a job. Now if we are stacked with the Satele's and the Mauwai's of years past then I too would expect more from that unit. But I believe Naeole got the most out of the guys he had to work with and much of the success of the OL is also reliant on the people he is blocking for. When returning starter Iosefa finally got back from injury and with the growth of SS and Gant the OL did about as good as it could under the direction of coach Naeole. I for one see a very bright future for this guy and believe he will someday move on to wherever his heart chooses to be.


  53. jeezy33:

    Stars, rankings, offers mean absolutely nothing... Hawaii needs to evaluate talent like Utah St. did in 2009, 2010 all the way till now. Kids with no offers who just fit the mold of what they wanted to accomplish. Now Utah St. is landing higher caliber guys that fit the mold and you can see the talent on that team. Colorado St. is doing the same.

    There are stud JC guys who can come in right away and help. DeAndre Mann, Bryan Fobbs, George Naufahu, and Braedon Bowman are weapons who could help the offense immediately.... Realistic guys who don't have big offers but are studs. There are a bunch of QBs available. Butte QB, Saddleback QB, and CCSF QB are still there. I hope we are hitting it hard.


  54. postmanke:

    how in the hell did Brian Norwood not get the job? still SMH


  55. jeezy33:

    Tuioti and Kaumeyer have been let go


  56. turfwar:

    wow. didn't see tuioti


  57. Makai:

    Source?


  58. sofaking_blk:

    #55
    wonder why it took so long for TK. he should've been fired right after the Wyoming game.


  59. jeezy33:

    Bruce Feldman from CBS reported it


  60. wasabi:

    45- no need paint negative picture. 4-20 says it all.


  61. RedZone:

    Coach Beeman coming up on 1420.


  62. wasabi:

    Too bad chow didn't do the honorable thing and step down.


  63. postmanke:

    Absolutely agree. Stars mean CRAP! If we're stuck with 2 and 3 star recruits at best (4 and 5's aint saying no to Alabama, Oklahoma's etc) you better at the very least coach em up and get them better. If you have a system that can evaluate an individual not the stars after their name, you will be successful. Not everyone has that ability, nor the passion to work that hard at it. Family matters will def hold you back for some..
    The very best all-time in NCAA - The Chris Peterson System. Homey and can take anybody with any kind of star OR no star -Ryan Dinwiddie- and make them beat 4 and 5 star players on the field. Therein lies are problems we are facing in the program. we can get all the NR's, 2's and 3's but can we make em overachieve to get the program back on the right track.


  64. madeinhawaii:

    turfwar,

    I guess we won't really know how they stack up against the better MWC teams until next season. What happened in 4 of our 5 last games is that Iosefa took 124 snaps. So, was it more the Oline or Iosefa? If it was mostly the Oline, then why give Iosefa so many snaps. That's 1 more snap than he took for the entire 2012 in which he played 8 games and 15 more than the 110 he took in 2011 in which he played 12 games.


  65. madeinhawaii:

    Sorry.. that should be that he carried the ball 124 times not "took 124 snaps".


  66. steelwarrior:

    CBS reporting Thom Kaumeyer and Tony Tuioti fired.


  67. A-House:

    al:

    we skipped the Castle craft fair due to a conflict in activity! next target is the Heeia craft fair

    I still owe you 50 big ones


  68. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Hawaii Defensive Coordinator Thom Kaumeyer and Linebackers Coach Tony Tuioti have been dismissed according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

    https://twitter.com/BFeldmanCBS


  69. Inyoface:

    Link?


  70. A-House:

    if Tuioti has been released, I believe it was a very big mistake on Chow's part as he was instrumental in getting recruits - 3 assistant coaches I would have kept would be Tuioti, Demo, and Naole

    can't believe Chow is protecting his other former "grad assistants" he promoted to being assistant coaches - have they shown their mettle? NIMHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  71. dannyp:

    Hopefully we name Brian Norwood as DC/ Head Coach in waiting...


  72. boolakanaka:

    40--Boya, good points, but just to clarify, my thrust was not that it cannot be done, but rather there are some large items to address to make it feasible.

    And, the source of the TK and TT firing: https://twitter.com/BFeldmanCBS


  73. Inyoface:

    Bring back Cal Lee as LB coach.


  74. Makai:

    Stephen Tsai is this news true?


  75. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Gotta wish the best to both guys. Especially Tony who if I remember correctly has a big family to support.

    Coaching college FB is a tough, tough business.

    Fair winds and following seas, guys.


  76. Darren:

    Kaumeyer and Tuioti seemed like good guys…best wishes in their future endeavors. No doubt, this is a really really tough business to be in…


  77. Kaimiloa:

    So what does a star really mean?

    It was explained to me by someone who works at a television sports network that stars reflect what kind of impact and how soon that impact will be felt. All of this is an attempt to predict performance at the college level.

    5 stars = a player who may become a top player for a BCS team, as a freshman.
    4 stars = " get significant playing time as a freshman and start as a soph.
    3 Stars = " be a starter by their junior year.
    2 Stars = " contribute as a Junior and senior.
    etc...

    He said that there are less than 15 real 5 star high school players coming out every year. Also, a 3 star guy who ends his college career as an all-american didn't "become" a 5 star guy, he just fulfilled his potential as a 3 star player in his senior year.

    I don't know if this is the general understanding or just one person's take on it.


  78. cocobean:

    Guess Chow didn't want to release anyone before Wilson's funeral. That would have put a damper on an already somber moment.


  79. Derek:

    Yeah, JC players can contribute a lot and in a lot of cases, immediately. Some good examples, Cam Newton, Brennan, Nick Marshall, Michael Bishop, Josh Leonard, Ryan Mouton. One guy I like now is Eddie Lackey. Hawaii was high on his list, but he ended up at Baylor. Once a safety, he is now a linebacker. He reminds me of Blaze Soares the way he hits. The TV announcers were raving about his play and his intensity and that he's going to play in the NFL.


  80. cocobean:

    How does this work? Chow has three opennings on his staff. Does he have to advertise the opennings for a certain lenght of time then go through a weeding out and interview process. Or can he straight out hire people to fill the opennings - just wondering.


  81. ai-eee-soos:

    O K - who you want as DC?

    someone on another blog suggested Rich Ellerson.

    wasn't he the DC with Tomey during the Desert Swarm days?

    UH alum, coached here.

    Yeah, why not?

    400K as DC/asst HC.

    400K - can Handle?


  82. 3-Prong:

    Change is inevitable.
    Let's Go Bows.


  83. kakaako kid:

    Kaumeyer is a good coach, just not the right coach. He can scheme, but he was/is unable to teach fundamentals. He would find better success at a BCS or NFL level program, where you have highly skilled players and the main focus is on execution and positioning. Mac was a good DC at this level, but did not have the leadership skills to be a successful HC. We will evaluate the value of Tuioti when we see the new recruiting class in Feb. We seemed to have landed some good local recruits the past 2 years, but I am not sure who closed those deals.


  84. boolakanaka:

    Rich Ellerson made 600K-plus at Army or Duane Akina, DB coach and former DC at UT makes in the 400K-plus range.


  85. Marleysdad:

    So quiet. I thought there'd be more noise since the announcement.


  86. Marleysdad:

    Opps, didn't see the new blog entry. Comments usually get closed.