Friday giveaway

March 21st, 2014

If laughter is the best medicine, we're offering a healthy prize of two back-stage tickets to Augie T.'s comedy show tomorrow night in the Blaisdell Center.

Augie T. is a long-time friend of UH football and this blog.

To enter the drawing, please post: Howzit, Augie. 

No limit on the number of entries.

Avis will select a winner tonight.

107 Responses to “Friday giveaway”

  1. AFWarrior:

    First! Howzit, Augie.

  2. AFWarrior:


  3. AFWarrior:


  4. AFWarrior:

    Howzit, Augie.

  5. wafan:

    Happy Aloha Friday . . . at last.

  6. wafan:

    Howzit, Augie!

  7. boolakanaka:

    Good morning all. I was reviewing the times and marks of the most recent crop of Warriors at the San Diego pro day, and was actually a bit disappointed by some of the marks by our two more marquee players: John Hardy Tuilau and Chris Gant. Bench presses of 8 and 9 respectively. These are not just below-average, they are exceedingly low.

    Now, one could say well that one of my personal favorite players of the recent NFL season, Tyrann Mathieu, only did 5 reps for the bench, but two things are distinctly different: one who had a helluva of portfolio, one that is marked by profound productivity, and two; he still was very quick, I think he ran a 4.43, at the combine after being out of football for over 18 months.

    Perosnally, I don't think, a weak bench press is going to prohibit you from not getting a look, but it certainly does raise flags. Just as a benchmark, premier safeties like Earl Thomas and Eric Berry, had bench scores in the low 20s, combined with 40s under 4.5. Just curious on if they had some upper body injury or if there were mitigating circumstances....?

  8. shadow:

    Howzit, Augie

  9. green warrios:

    Howzit, Augie!

  10. PONO:

    Howzit, Augie

  11. elvisdiddy808:

    Howzit, Augie

  12. marc:

    Howzit, Augie.

  13. Musashi:

    Howzit, Augie...

  14. tommui:


    Howzit, Augie.

  15. olin:

    Howzit, Augie.

  16. Glenn:

    Howzit, Augie.

  17. old808:

    Good morning! Howzit, Augie..yuk, yuk, yuk

  18. Balut:

    Where you Augie We go eat my and your favorite delicacy. Balut!

  19. Pete Jek:

    Howzit, Augie.

  20. makaha wahine:

    Howzit, Augie.
    This is fun!

  21. Musashi:

    Howzit, Augie.

    Go Wahine hoopsters, cage the Lady Huskies!


    Sorry #13 . . . re:#21, to avoid any confusion, time for a new handle . . . PFFFFFTTT it is then!

  23. Ipu Man:

    Peace to the whole world and you.

  24. Fei Jai:

    Torres or miano? Miano.

    Chow or deputy dog? No brainer.

  25. Big Island Lava:

    Howzit, Augie

  26. 3-Prong:

    Happy Aloha Friday from the 9th Island. During March Madness, room and car confirmations are not garens....sheesh!

  27. pumpkinraider:

    Howzit, Augie

  28. jacklegpreacher:

    7. Where are the 40 times and stuff available online? I see what you are saying about the low bench presses. If you are a player that already has the draftable resume, it means less. but if you aren't in the conversation, it gives the teams an excuse to not consider you at all.

    Howzit, Augie

  29. NorthShoreFan:

    Guud Morning Tsaikos....bootiful day.

    Great comeback win for the basebows...IMUA!

    off topic but ..

    if we become a right to carry state, me won't be going to football games. don't want to get caught in a shoot out at a football game, or a drunken brawl....imho

  30. Tommy:

    Howzit, Augie

  31. Paki Parker:

    Howzit, Augie.

  32. Andrew:

    I heard a loud crash this morning. It was everyone's bracket breaking after the Duke loss. I'd be shocked if there are any perfect bracket's remaining.

  33. boolakanaka:

    28__ Jack they were listed in STs StarBulletin article this morning.

  34. boolakanaka:

    32--There goes the Warren Buffett billion dollar bracket!

  35. Old Diver:

    A great bench number doesn't indicate a great player but it is one of the measures used by the NFL. A low bench is more a measure of a player who has not fully prepared for the test. That unpreparedness is what this test measures.

  36. Kapaa Warrior:

    Howzit, Augie ? !!!!!!!!! Howzit Augie !

    Go Baseball & Softball BOWS !

  37. boolakanaka:

    Here are the stats from yesterday:


    Charles Clay
    Height: 5-101/2
    Weight: 202
    Hand: 91/8 inches
    Reach: 301/8 inches
    Wing span: 72 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds
    Vertical jump: 371/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 111/2 inches
    225-pound bench: 16 reps

    Craig Cofer
    Livermore, Calif.
    Tight end
    Height: 6-33/4
    Weight: 261
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 33 inches
    Wing span: 81 inches
    40-dash: 4.81 seconds
    Vertical jump: 35 inches
    225-pound bench: 29 reps

    Brenden Daley
    Moorpark, Calif.
    Height: 6-21/4
    Weight: 245
    Hand: 91/4 inches
    Reach: 311/4 inches
    Wing span: 763/4 inches
    225-pound bench: 27 reps

    Clark Evans
    Tustin, Calif.
    Tight end
    Height: 6-27/8
    Weight: 240
    Hand: 91/2 inches
    Reach: 321/2 inches
    Wing span: 771/2 inches
    40-yard dash: 5.10 seconds
    Vertical jump: 30 inches

    Chris Gant
    Long Beach, Calif.
    Height: 5-111/4
    Weight: 187
    Hand: 85/8 inches
    Reach: 307/8 inches
    Wing span: 75 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds
    Vertical jump: 34 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches
    225-pound bench: 9 reps

    Tony Grimes
    Davie, Fla.
    Height: 5-103/4
    Weight: 175
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 297/8 inches
    Wing span: 723/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.70 secconds
    Vertical jump: 31 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches
    225-pound bench: 14 reps

    John Hardy-Tuliau
    Defensive back
    Temecula, Calif.
    Height: 5-113/8
    Weight: 182
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 303/4 inches
    Wing span: 741/4 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.53 seconds
    Vertical jump: 351/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
    225-pound bench: 8 reps

    Marcus Langkilde
    Ventura, Calif.
    Running back
    Height: 5-103/8
    Weight: 230
    Hand: 9 inches
    Reach: 301/8 inches
    Wing span: 72 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.70 seconds
    Vertical jump: 34 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches
    225-pound bench: 18 reps

    Daniel Masifilo
    Ewa Beach
    Defensive back
    Height: 6-21/4
    Weight: 203
    Hand: 93/8 inches
    Reach: 321/4 inches
    Wing span: 775/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds
    Vertical jump: 37 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches
    225-pound bench: 18 reps

    Sean Schroeder
    Laguna Niguel, Calif.
    Height: 6-11/4
    Weight: 198
    Hand: 93/8 inches
    Reach: 313/8 inches
    Wing span: 735/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 5.00 seconds
    Vertical jump: 27 inches
    Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches

    Tavita Woodard
    Linebacker/tight end
    Height: 6-33/8
    Weight: 250
    Hand: 91/8 inches
    Reach: 331/2 inches
    Wing span: 801/8 inches
    40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds
    Vertical jump: 381/2 inches
    Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches
    225-pound bench: 24 reps

  38. boolakanaka:

    35--Old Diver that is a very apt way to place it.....

  39. Inyoface:

    What happen to Grimes? I thought he was going to have a major impact a couple years ago.

  40. st. anthony trojan:

    Michelle doing real well so far 2 day....4 under so far thru 13....keep her going

  41. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsaikos! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Howzit, Augie.

    Go Wahine!!
    Go BaseBows!

  42. gobows:

    The biggest mistake young guys make when lifting weights is after every set they keep adding more weight resullting in declining reps. What builds strength is repetitions. High reps, high sets. You have to own the weight before moving up. In my lifting days i benched more than twice my body weight, but i didnt crack the 300 club till i was 30.

  43. A-House:


    believe there are 2,100 perfect scores remaining!

    me lost on the 2nd game played in the 1st round

  44. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    To a founding member of the Southern or Lower California (Lo-Cal) Tsai-kos, high school fearless leader, and uber-cruiser...

    Happy Birthday hawnstln !!!

  45. jimmy the lock:

    Ahhh, Augie T. Coincidentally it's joke day Friday.

    A Chinese guy went to Bank America to exchange Chinese money for US dollars. He seemed a tad angry and asked the teller, "Why it change, yestaday I get won hunat dolla and today I get ninedy dolla, why it change?"

    The teller says, "Fluctuations."

    The Chinese guy madly yells, "Fluc you Americans too!"

  46. boolakanaka:

    42--What surprises me, is that for guys like JHT and Chris is that they are obviously dynamic quick-twitch guys. That natural explosion makes for gaining strength a rather easy task. Now, I am not saying that every guy that can plow-through 35 reps, at 225 with be a great player. What is alarming is that if you know you are going to be tested on this, on why you have such a poor showing on a rather elementary movement. I am also saying that there is no reason why both of them should not be doing numbers in the mid teens, as they are both are naturally strong.

  47. jimmy the lock:

    Well, at least they can bench more than they weigh. :wink:


  48. Shoko:

    Looked at the 2014 Spring Roster and noticed Allen Sampson's name. Thought he transferred.

    Anyway, I also noticed that the UH athletic website has a different look where they are using action photos instead of head shots for some of the players.

  49. boolakanaka:

    Oh, I do not want to come-off as being negative towards our guys--so, I want to say that Tavita's numbers, while not monster, are very very solid, and he most certainly he is going to get invited to a camp. He certainly could get a little quicker and stronger, and that would make him a very unique player with really tangible physical attributes to contribute.

  50. jeezy33:

    49. These pro day stats really don't matter much.... Scouts are going to go solely off game tape. Pro day numbers are just used to confirm what they see on tape. If someone performs better, the scouts will go double check the tape and pay more attention to see if they missed anything.

    In the end, none of these guys on film will stand out. I agree that Woodard has the size and athleticism that will possibly get a camp invite or try out... But that's about it. Pro days aren't meant for guys to get drafted who don't stand on out film but can do well in drills.

  51. jacklegpreacher:

    37 - thank you kind sir! I agree with everyone about Tavita, I think Sean gets an tryout at least even though his 40 time is slow. Chow's connections and he can vouch for our guys. Chris Gant looks taller than 5-11 on tv? I also think John Hardy and Clay get workouts. Masifilo didn't seem to play much wherever he was- but he's an athlete. maybe a tryout based off of his name(nfl relatives)?

  52. BigWave96744:

    Howzit Augie, we go going, Me you and Hagi

  53. BigWave96744:

    Darn spell checker.. Augie, we go grind

  54. BigWave96744:

    FYI, last month Farrington HS Junior, Breiden Fehoko did 40 reps of 225 bench press. The kid is amazing

  55. bowwar:

    Howzit, Augie.

    Any news on how Spring Practice will go without two assistant coaches...I feel for coach Chow, as this seems to undermine his efforts to win this year. I hope Chow finds some coaches who have a vested interest in living and staying in the islands.

  56. Boolakanaka:

    50 agreed Jeezy. Tavita and maybe on the outside Cofer, will get FA contracts and invite to camp. For all the flash that JHT, has, at his size and apparent lack of upper body strength, safety does not seem likely for him in the NFL. Making a squad as nickel and/or special teams would be the only opinion, but watching some past film on him, and well, he does not have NFL level man-on skills, and just average speed for his position.

  57. jeezy33:

    SS is a nice story. Bounced back this year. Not going to land on a NFL team. Can't make NFL throws...

  58. Ryan:

    Howzit, Augie.

  59. Inyoface:

    Schroeder is definitely a pass first, stay in the pocket type of quarterback which should help him.

  60. 3-Prong:

    Down to 16 already?

  61. Dan-O: word, MERCER!

  62. st. anthony trojan:

    michigan st. will loose...that should be the end of that

  63. ai-eee-soos:

    Keeping up with the Klemms ...

    Adrian Klemm's massive pay raise - he could be the highest paid O-line coach in CFB.

    UCLA: Offensive line coach Adrian Klemm's massive raise has been approved by the UC

    Board of Regents. He will earn $650,000 in 2014 and $750,000 in 2015; Klemm made

    $340,000 in 2013. Overall, Klemm could earn up to $823,000 a year with bonuses.

  64. st. anthony trojan:


    is he good coach or good recruiter or both ???

  65. Old School Dave:

    I wonder if UCLA still gives its player those spensive $$$ boxing robes? At least they used to back in the 80s.

  66. ai-eee-soos:

    # 64. Klemm is an outstanding recruiter.

    He must be an excellent coach, otherwise he wouldn't be getting this kine "double" money.

  67. jimmy the lock:

    I need a bracket buster do over.

  68. 3-Prong:

    Yup, Book Em Dan-O!

  69. gobows:

    jets get vick

  70. A-House:

    Howzit Augie!

  71. EastManoa:

    Howzit, augie!!

  72. Mrs. A-House:

    I luv Augie T!
    Howzit Augie!

  73. Masaboy:

    Masaboy luvs Augie!
    Howzit Augie!

  74. Midori 7:

    Midori 7 luvs Augie!
    Howzit Augie!

  75. Inyoface:

    Cal Poly got spanked.

  76. jimmy the lock:

    Looks like Wichita St. had an ok scrimmage.

  77. izzy:

    And now for something completely different:

    Yesterday's Coffee

  78. Lowtone123:

    Clark Evans ran a 5.10, 40 time and John Hardy-Tuliau did 8 reps of 225?

  79. Lowtone123:

    The Jets get Vick and get rid of Sanchez. Is that a win, or a push?

  80. ai-eee-soos:

    # 79. It's a win for the Jets, in terms of dollars.

    I'm not a Sanchise fan, but he will be a decent backup for somebody. The "pressure"
    is off, so he should be able to play "better".

  81. st. anthony trojan:

    Sanchez is a good quarterback, but not sure
    if ne pop warner teams will pick him
    so many years n money wasted on him......

  82. gobows:

    just wondering if some of the players did many more reps on the bench, but not all of the reps were counted...

  83. maui96797:

    Howzit, Augie.

  84. Warrior Dave:

    Howzit Augie!

  85. Inyoface:

    Vick was picked up to be a backup. That guy can't play a full season anymore.

  86. JLO:

    Howzit, Augie!

  87. al:

    howzit, augie!

  88. tommui:

    Well, the Wahine didn't have a good game at Washington, but they did have a great season.

    Good job Coach Beeman and team.

  89. frankie:

    Howzit, Augie

  90. Hilo Moon:

    Howzit, Augie!

  91. al:

    wahine took it on the chin. shots never fell and turnovers too many.

    bball is done. but, i felt that both men and women were over achievers and are headed in the right direction.

  92. BraddahBranz:

    howzit, Augie,

    first posting ever hello everyone!

  93. whitey:

    howzit, augie

  94. SteveM:

    BraddahBranz -- Welcome to the blog! Do you reside outside of Hawaii?

  95. P:

    Howzit, Augie.

  96. NotNasti:

    Re: Pro Day results. Now we know why we went 4 - 20 in the last two years.

  97. al:

    good call st. without the contest there would barely have had 50 posts.

  98. al:

    augie you stay watching?

  99. al:

    augie, wea you? you stay grinding with hagi?

  100. al:

    100...? (*_*)

  101. whitey:

    although mbb and wbb are over for this year, congratulations for bringing back both bb programs. look forward to next year.

  102. st. anthony trojan:

    yea have 2 wait now 2 see what sanctions and or penalty the ncaa will
    hand down for the akana matter... when the investigation is over...

  103. JustAsking:

    Coach Beeman is a great coach and representative of our university. Her leadership and communication skills are amazing. She is articulate and thoughtful, and inspires confidence. Thank you coach Beeman!

  104. wafan:

    Good morning!

  105. 3-Prong:

    Got to meet "Famous Auntie Loretta" of volleyball lei giving fame last night At The Cal. Super Sweet Lady.

  106. whitey:

    good morning tsaikos. perfect day for "fishing".

  107. Bball sanctions:

    Lol sanctions .... What are they going to do limit our recruiting to sorry players from Canada and not let us get into the post season! We do that to ourselves '