Two-year plan

January 10th, 2014

This is the anticipated offensive roster for the next two seasons (in alphabetical order):


Quarterback — Taylor Graham (Sr.), Jeremy Higgins (Sr.), Adonis Phillips (Jr.), Larry "Tui" Tuileta (Fr.), Ikaika Woolsey (So.).

Running back — Max Broman (Fr.), Penitito Faalologo (Fr.),  Josh Gonda (Jr.), Joey Iosefa (Sr.) Steven Lakalaka (So.), Jason Muraoka (Jr.), D.J. Riggins (Fr.),  Diocemy Saint-Juste, Faga Wily (Fr.).

Tight end —  Meffy Koloamatangi (Fr.), Josh Long (Jr.), Harold Moleni (Jr.), Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson (Sr.), Austin Slade-Matautia (Jr.), Dakota Torres (Fr.), Justin Vele (Jr.).

Slotback — Samson Anguay (Jr.), Scott Harding (Sr.), Donnie King (Sr.), Quinton Pedroza (Jr.).

Wideout — Ammon Barker (Fr.), Duke Bukoski (Jr.), Vasquez Haynes (Sr.), Marcus Kemp (So.), Keith Kirkwood (So.), Bubba Poueu-Luna (Sr.), Devan Stubblefield (Fr.).

Offensive line — Kody Afusia (Sr.), Dejon Allen (Fr.), Ben Clarke (Jr.), Tui Eli (Fr.), David Griffin (Sr.), R.J. Hollis (So.), Leo Koloamatangi (So.),  Samiuela Lauaki (Fr.), Dave Lefotu (Sr.), Frank Loyd (Sr.), Kiha Sai (So.), Sean Shigematsu (Sr.),   Elijah Tupai (Fr.), Brenden Urban (Jr.),  John Wa‘a (Fr.).


Quarterback — Adonis Phillips (Sr.), Larry "Tui" Tuileta (So.), Ikaika Woolsey (Jr.), Aaron Zwahlen (Fr.).

Running back — Max Broman (So.), Penitito Faalologo (So.), Josh Gonda (Sr.), Steven Lakalaka (Jr.), Jason Muraoka (Sr.), D.J. Riggins (So.), Diocemy Saint-Juste (Jr.), Faga Wily (So.).

Tight end — Meffy Koloamatangi (So.), Josh Long (Sr.), Harold Moleni (Sr.), Austin Slade-Matautia (Sr.), Dakota Torres (So.), Justin Vele (Sr.).

Slotback — Samson Anguay (Sr.), Quinton Pedroza (Sr.), John Ursua (Fr.).

Wideout — Ammon Barker (So.), Duke Bukoski (Sr.), Marcus Kemp (Jr.), Keith Kirkwood (Jr.), Donald Lambert (Fr.), Devan Stubblefield (So.).

Offensive line — Dejon Allen (So.), Ben Clarke (Sr.), Tui Eli (So.),  R.J. Hollis (Jr.),  Leo Koloamatangi (Jr.), Samiuela Lauaki (So.), Gus Lavaka (Fr.), Kiha Sai (Jr.), Elijah Tupai (So.), Brenden Urban (Sr.), John Wa‘a (So.).

107 Responses to “Two-year plan”

  1. haka:

    Go Warriors!

  2. tommui:


    Plan looks good!

  3. haka:

    That being said...

    Recruit! Recruit! Recruit!


    Go Warriors!

  4. Old School Dave:

    Is WR Ammon Barker coming back? I believe he redshirted this past season.

  5. (Jesse)James:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Looks good on lets see it in action.

    Busy busy today...and until June....LMAO :-)

    Have a great day everyone!!!

  6. ai-eee-soos:

    Tight end : Justin Vele (Jr.).

    interesting ...

  7. PONO:

    Looks like Lambert is a grey shirt and Ammon is not coming back? Is Wily still a freshman b/c he got a medical year?

  8. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!
    Top 10.

  9. Boa56:

    Did Daniel Lewis decommit?

  10. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Nice sweep by the Warriors last night. :D :D
    Gotta cut down on the serving errors, though.

    Didyaknow there were NO players from Ohio on the OSU team? Do they even play boy's vb in Ohio?


  11. jm2375:

    Dr. Hinshaw has a new (additional?) job title.

    Former Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hin­shaw, who hired Carbone and is now a professor at the medical school, will serve as a senior adviser to Carbone and Taylor.

  12. ammon barker:

    what about me?

  13. mo808:

    Good Morning Folks!

    Work hard in the off season Warriors!

    Have a great day all!

  14. Abunai:

  15. Marleysdad:

    LMAO @ #12

  16. HawaiiMongoose:

    Hey Ammon, glad you're here! I'm looking forward to seeing you on the field next year.

  17. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos...and the beat goes on.....IMUA WARRIORS!

  18. NorthShoreFan:

    got me a little red birdie banging into my sliding glass door all day would think it would be lolo by now huh?....on nice one too....maybe too much in love with itself?

  19. Rite80:

    Looks like Chow needs 5 to 7 O-linemen in this years recruiting class.

  20. Duster:

    Like many of you, the omission of Ammon Barker jumped right out. Stephen probably used the roster on the UH Football website. I believe that Ammon is #80, and there is no #80 listed. I think he has a retro #80 jersey. The failure to list him cannot be because he redshirted, because Ewaliko is listed. What's going on?

  21. primo123:

    Any of those tight ends fast?

  22. primo123:

    one more year for scott harding? seems like he's been here forever....

  23. dannyp:


    Daniel Lewis is ours. He's trying to flip some of his friends now.

  24. haka:

    lil' birdie said Samiuela Lauaki transferred out after the 2014 season as you can see he is not listed in 2015! What's going on! LOLO!

  25. Jellybean:

    Tsai's made up list and blog goes ballistic.

  26. graham:

    We could use a QB recruit

  27. 808WarriorFan:

    Forget a 2 year plan...we need a 1 year plan as in win in '14 or Chow will be gone...

  28. PurpleMaple:

    Agree, OL seems thin. Slot looks especially thin in 2015. Hoping the gaps are filled in the next three weeks.

  29. Inyoface:

    If we win, they will come.

  30. 808Fringe:

    Forget a 1 year plan, we just need A PLAN!

  31. d1shima:

    Great Afternoon All!

    I have trouble planning the pupu spread for this weekend's playoff games! Sheesh!

  32. bowwar:

    We still need a QB...Someone who stands above the rest. How about a blue-chip one???

  33. Biggestuhfan:

    I thought Haynes was a sophomore last year?

  34. ai-eee-soos:

    Ivin Jasper didn't get the job.

    "Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz has now been officially introduced as head coach."

  35. A-House:


    your #127 from prior post - I was jus joshing with you - any news of coaches with Hawaii ties are always a good thing - makes people notice that beside many good players, there are also individuals who posses the ability to coach

    hope the "artic blasts" are done for this winter for you guys along the East Coast!

  36. al: tall you, brah?

  37. UHfan808:

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

  38. A-House:

    for all the "hype" for Justin Vele - it's unfortunate he has been moved around so much that he cannot be a major contributor for UH

    I suppose this happens a lot on the mainland with all the "blue chips" on a team - some play while others sit

  39. UHfan808:

    Good to not only have a plan but a two year plan to plan for and adjust as necessary!

  40. Buffoman:

    #24 why would someone commit, not sign, then sign only to transfer out after one year? That does not seem to make sense. Can your birdie explain the circumstance.

    It would seem a shorter route to simply de-commit and sign elsewhere. Don't you think?

  41. Andrew:

    Anyone else agree that it's great the state wants to try to help the athletic department with the matching donations but until they fix the situation with the stadium it's gonna go back to a deficit very quickly?

  42. Marleysdad:

    #40, it was sarcasm, as it seems ST forgot to list him in the '15 line up.

  43. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    How close are we to filling the Offensive Coordinator vacancy?

  44. Buffoman:

    #42 oh, okay. An edgy bunch here.

  45. al:

    24...just an inadvertent omission I believe. lauaki is still in high school.

  46. al:

    32...more than that. "we(I) need a hero..."!!! ...bonnie tyler

  47. al:

    I am thinking that hero is going to the punahou kid.

  48. al:

    to be

  49. Stephen Tsai:

    Whoops. Ammon Barker is back.
    My bad.

  50. haka:

    re: #24 Actually I was just poking fun at the people getting antsy over Ammon's omission rather than ST's omission. :)

  51. A-House:


    that "music" is to heavy for me!!!!

    your #47 & 48 - I'm trying really hard to see the "subliminal" message - your "holy grail" is someone who will be going to Punahou

    no, no, no - al meant to correct his #47 post saying "that hero is going to be........ and I will assume, now that is really a bad thing to do because we all know what happens, that your "grail" may be Tuileta - if he is, then we can expect him to be the starting QB as a true frosh - hey, Manzil (sp) does not have a lock on being a true fresh QB - isn't the one at Florida St also a true frosh?

    unfortunately for UH, every time, last year, it was printed that the WR were junk or the DBs were junk or the QB was playing HS ball this time last year, it came to bit them in the u know where - the power of the printed word

    guess it also applies to basketball where Cal Poly did not have a good win-loss record and they "bombed" UH last night - just look at who they lost to and it was all on the road - eye tink!!

  52. Stephen Tsai:

    When did Cal Poly become a rival?

  53. ai-eee-soos:

    ... way off-topic ...

    Alabama hires Lame Kiffin as offensive coordinator.

  54. dannyp:

    This guy just accepted a walk on offer from Boise. I feel like we should go poaching...

  55. jeezy33:

    54. I prefer Richard Doctor...

  56. jeezy33:

    Less power, better change of direction and top end speed....

  57. jeezy33:

    I think Wolpin is better than DJ tho..

  58. NorthShoreFan:

    wow...guy looks good but....recruit the entire OLine too!

  59. Marleysdad:

    Yay, Lauaki is back for '15!!!

  60. John Fitzgerald Byers:

    giving the uh leadership 10 million dollars right now is rewarding incompetence.

  61. al:, bonnie tyler too heavy for you. how old are you?

    ...eventually the punahou kid will be the one.

    i never thought our wr's were junk.

    which qb was in hs? not any of ours? you're confused or confusing?

  62. dannyp:

    I prefer Wolpin but I like Doctor to. All I know is we gotta bring in someone since we probably aren't getting Deandre Mann.

  63. al: there a doctor in the house.

  64. Rodney:

    Ewaliko would be an exiting
    Qb if given chance.Could see
    him in gun running a little
    Read opition!!!!
    Or we need a Juco Qb!!!!!!

  65. Boolakanaka:

    FYI-Akina officially out at UT.

  66. hawaiianmantis:

    #60 - I believe it's a 2:1 match but still a long way to go in the legislative process. At least someone in the legislature ( Mark Takai) is trying to assist Ben Jay with an arrow in his quiver to shake contributions from big (and small) private donors.

  67. John Fitzgerald Byers:

    The bigger picture, the real disease at UH isn’t a history of lacking big contributions, its failing to honor donations they receive and funding they receive with competence and due diligence. Even donations earmarked for specific projects, projects as large as the ching complex have proven too be too difficult for uh to proceed with in a timely and cost effective manner. If that is the ching foundation’s last contribution to uh athletics, people shouldn’t hold the ching foundation at fault for that. Now the ching complex ran nearly 3 million dollars over budget and over time inflation has rendered the extra expense useless as downgrades to the original plans needed to happen to the facility.

    The ching complex, while a generous and heart-felt donation started by the ching foundation, will be a reminder of how the uh system and state systems handles genrousity.

    The system is broken and has been broken and will always be broken until feeble and stubborn old ways of thinking and doing business right changes and evolves with the old boy networks. An influx of cash solves nothing. AD jay can have all the best intentions in the world, but what power will jay hold even if there is a surplus in the ad general account when the man above him dangling the carrot at upper campus is just looking for a reason to slaughter the ability of 400 student-athletes at UH manoa to earn a scholarship via competing in division one athletics?

  68. Stephen Tsai:

    I was kind of stunned that the Ching complex ran $3 million over. I know nothing about construction or engineering but that really seems high for that project.

  69. NorthShoreFan:

    #68...greed knows no boundaries..follow the money

  70. Kevin:

    RE: Clareence TC Ching Complex

    5/30/2008 – Per Hon Adv article - Clarence TC Ching Complex given completion time of two years at a tab of 9.7 million. Its 2014 and it is indeed over 13 million.

    "same old song from years ago, I know this place will chew you up and SPIT YOU OUT before you go, and when they drag you, kicking and screaming from the scene you know... THEN ITS TIME TO LEAVE."

    Approx 7-9 years ago Coach Bob Coolen was given figures for what it would cost to have new lights and a roof over 3rd and 1st base put up. He was given 1.7 million. Fast forward to when the appropriated funds were finally being looked at seriously by the decision makers, the cost could now only cover new lights.

    Wasted monies and opportunity? It sure looks like it to me.

  71. Kevin:

    RE: TC Ching Complex, other issues, etc....

    Everything just makes you laugh after a while... then you shake your head and wonder what you are doing still sticking around...

    “When I think about how things are, right now it feels like
    Yeah it all feels like some kind of circus show
    And how this town, it keeps you pinned down

    -“Scott Farcas Takes It On The Chin” by Less Than Jake

  72. jeezy33:

    62. Not sure why we are abandoning RB. Chow knows his offense thrives off a every down RB. And we all know that Iosefa has a injury past. Riggins is a scat bat 3rd down type WR who will catch passes out of the backfield. Not really a 15-20 carries type guy. We definitely could use a JC RB like when we brought in Alex Green or how Colorado St brough in Kapri Bibbs and still recruiting Deandre Mann.

  73. WWF:


    Ewaliko on defense just does not make any sense at all. He is a playmaker.

  74. NorthShoreFan:

    im confused, don't we need playmakers on offense and defense?

  75. gobows:

    lane kiffen is back in the sec

  76. gobows:


    ewaliko is one of the tougher players on the team, like to see him at qb too, haven't seen him throw though.

  77. tommui:

    AL and A-HOUSE:

    "Nevada's biggest casinos lose $1.35B in 2013" story in the SA today!

    I thought you were in Las Vegas this year but I guess not!

  78. jjay:

    Once again the taxpayers get screwed by the contractors doing the job , change orders, poor planning , permit problems ,too much time from date money allocated to date drawings actually go to permitting approval, this Ching complex could have been built for less anywhere else on the mainland . Contractors here overcharging the public ,since this is a state project paid for by taxpayers and Ching's. Too bad, so sad.

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy about the athletes we have - nice two year plan.

    Have to agree with other posts about the management and execution. I know less about engineering than Tsai, but a 30% over run? *tsai*

  80. NorthShoreFan:

    Contractors will only do what the client wants done.
    Change orders are requested by the client.
    Architects and engineers do not always know what the building codes require.
    From RFP to contact awards might take enough time so cost estimates can change but it should not be to the level we experience.
    Follow the change orders. One change order will trigger new plans, will trigger new code compliance.
    Question is why is it necessary for multiple change orders? Why was design phase inadequate? Who requested the change orders? Lastly, who are the architects, engineers and contractors involved?
    I would not be surprised if they are all the same people/companies.

  81. Cynde Delaina:

    I’d have to verify with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I get pleasure from studying a post that may make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!


    I think over the past 2 springs combined, the only guy to survive the 1 day walkout tryout was RB turned LB Deonson Leatimua.
    Stephen, do you know if and/or when this will be held?

  83. Stephen Tsai:

    I think it will be held after signing day on Feb. 5.
    UH has a lot of walk-ons, so most must be invited.

  84. Stephen Tsai:

    Adonis Phillips is a walk-on, try-out guy, I believe.

  85. Stephen Tsai:

    The problem with the tryouts is a candidate already has to be enrolled in school and not have any academic/transfer issues.
    There often is a reason why an available guy wasn't playing in the fall.

  86. Biggestuhfan:

    #36 Al - what do you mean, how tall am I? Does that have anything to do with my question about Vazquez Haynes?

  87. 3-Prong:

    Re: Change Orders
    Unfortunately, sometime, unforseen field conditions require change orders to resolve the problem. Change orders are almost inevitable inlarger projects like this. The representative for the state needs to watch the contactor and engineers to insure that the change orders are indeed warranted.

  88. Traitmanz:

    Would love to see a line of:
    T Tupai
    G Was
    C Clarke
    G Allen
    T Koloamatangi

  89. Traitmanz:

    *G Waa

  90. graham:

    How many more people are we going to sign this year?

  91. 3-Prong:

    2games to 1 on PSU. Go Bows!

  92. Bryson:

    I thought Vasquez Haynes was a sophmore?

  93. 3-Prong:

    Let's Go Bows! Let's Go Bows!

  94. 3-Prong:

    15-13 game 4.....Go Bows!

  95. 3-Prong:

    Modelo Negra is a pretty good beer for vball watchin!

  96. kapakahi:

    Guessing that.....SB Terrance Polk must not have qualified under the new JC transfer eligibility rules.....

  97. 3-Prong:

    18-14 Time out PSU!

  98. 3-Prong:


  99. 3-Prong:


  100. 3-Prong:

    Stand Up! 24-21

  101. 3-Prong:

    Upset #2 Check!!!!!

  102. 3-Prong:

    Modelo please.....hehe

  103. Bugaz:

    Great game tonight!!!

  104. al: reference to your being the biggestuhfan, i was curious to learn how tall, er, big you were?

  105. al:

    mvb...those glimpses of brilliance last year did in fact foretell of the future.

  106. Jm2375:

    Nice victory for the Warriors tonight, although I didn't think they played as well as they did last night.
    Hope to see you all at the SSC tomorrow night.

    GO BOWS!! Beat UCLA!!!

  107. Ipu Man:

    And the kickers will be?...