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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Snipes a Warrior

Stephen Tsai writes that receiver Attrail Snipes of Bakersfield CC will join UH in 2008.
Last season, Snipes caught 21 passes for 399 yards and five touchdowns. Snipes, who is 6 feet 1 and 181 pounds, has been timed running 40 yards in 4.36 seconds.

"You should see his speed," Rainier Beach (Seattle) High athletic director Dan Jurdy said. "It's what he can do after he catches the ball. He can run a 5-yard out and break that thing for 70 yards."

As a Rainier Beach senior, Snipes was named to the Seattle Times' All-Area first team. He placed first in the 100 meters (10.71 seconds), 200 (21.98) and 400 (48.83) at the Washington state meet.

"How do you do that?" Jurdy said. "He's an amazing athlete. And he's an even better person."
Congratulations and welcome to Attrail!

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And Olin Buchanan of Rivals.com has a rundown of some top college football stories coming out of spring, including this all–to-familiar ditty.
15. Out on an island

Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier admitted he miscalculated while compiling the Warriors' 2007 schedule and is still trying to add two more games.

The problems began for Hawaii, which can schedule 13 games, when Michigan State pulled out of a game.

Then discussions with Michigan and Southern California fell through. Frazier admitted he erred when failing to schedule road games against Texas A&M, North Carolina State, Texas Tech or Louisville, but he was hoping for another home game.

He also wanted to schedule an opponent from a BCS conference to enhance the Warriors chances to going to a prominent bowl game.

Instead, Hawaii has only added Division I-AA Charleston Southern.

Many high-profile teams have declined to face Hawaii citing difficult travel issues. You wonder if the prospect of facing quarterback Colt Brennan and one of the nation's best offenses is a factor, too.
That's a pretty good summary, however depressing it is to read again. But you know, let's not dwell on it or anything...

8 Comments:

  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 6:58:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Time for an open challenge to all teams. That is what Frazier has to do. Put it in the paper or better yet on the internet. Offer to fly anywhere to play any big name team and give them a big bonus.

    And the story about that receiver from Seattle was great. This guy has heart. He is going to be a standout receiver.

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 8:53:00 AM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    hey niall,

    well, i'm hoping herman is leaving no stone unturned... even at this point in time.

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:08:00 PM HST, Blogger MarcyFromMaui said…

    I agree with niall.

    There needs to be an attitude change here.

    BE the Warriors!

    Let it be known they are putting up the challenge !

    Make offers they can not refuse!are

    This is simply "WEAK" MARKETING, NOT A WEEK TEAM OR SCHEDUAL.

    Call in some marketing help and I bet this can be turned into an amazing story for us!!!!

    Winning requires vision from the players and they are doing their part, so who ever is in charge of marketing should have as big a vision!

    And the fans can certainly help in all of this!

    PS, Again, thanks so much for this blog, I check it often and love it, it screams dedication and passion for this team.

    Thank You! :-}

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:45:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Marcy,

    Very well said! I totally agree. If we want to play a big team, let's not pussyfoot around asking meekly if anyone wants to play with us. We sound like damm grade school kids who are embarrassed that no one likes us.

    Let's face it. We want to play a big team and kick their ass. If that is our goal, then let's make no bones about it and tell it like it is:

    WE WILL PLAY ANY TOP 25 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY. ANYWHERE. ANYTIME. ANYPLACE. AND WE WILL EVEN PAY. WE DARE YOU TO CALL US OUT. WE DARE YOU. AND HERE IS OUR PHONE NUMBER IF YOU HAVE THE GUTS.

    You, Marcy, are so right that what is now a laughing matter for UH and Herman Frazier could become a huge public relations campaign in our favor. It is guaranteed that the nationwide media will latch on to this. Every sports station in the nation will post this challenge and will await to see who steps up.

    As a civilized society we have lost sight of the fact that throughout history great warriors earned their reputation by issuing challenges like this so they could fight and best other champions. If we desire to be the best, we have to start acting the part.

    Tombo, if you have HF's email/address, please give it to me. If anyone reading this has it, please give it to me.I am going to write/email him a piece of my mind. Yes, he blew it. But Marcy is right, he has a chance to fix it. Or at least try to fix it by throwing down the gauntlet and going out w/ a sense of pride that we couldn't get two more games because no one had the guts to play us. But he cann't do it by being apologetic and going around asking other teams to do us a favor by playing us. He has to call them out. He has to have some guts himself. Please give me his address so I can write this guy. His way has failed, so it is time to try something else, perhaps acting like a real warrior wouldn't hurt.

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:49:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    hi marcy,

    not sure if there's gonna be an attitude change anytime soon with the kind of attitude the AD puts forth in this article:

    http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10175044

    he's doing nothing except dump on colt and the players just to save himself. and he's doing nothing but feed into the media distortions of colt's comments. wtf?

    thanks again for stopping by. i appreciate the comments.

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:53:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    hey niall,

    hfrazier@hawaii.edu

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 2:09:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tombo,
    I have written long emails to Tsai, Lewis and Simpson.

    Thanks for Frazier's email. He is next.

    Niall

     
  • At Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 2:57:00 PM HST, Blogger MarcyFromMaui said…

    That was some article at portsline!

    Well, the thing is ALL publicity is good publicity.

    And when you have both good and bad you know your news!

    I would include some humor in that "challenge campaign."

    Not just anywhere, any time, for any amount, but include special perks like:

    Free VIP parking for coaches and players

    A special gift set of Hawaiian handmade soaps and lotions in coconut dispensers

    Promote that Hawaii is the only state where all the players and coaches can legally get lei'd , and in full compliance with NCAA rules.

    It's always good to not take things too seriously and at the same time make the challenge not only a challenge but one no one will want to refuse!

    And if they do, they have no voice in saying we play a weak schedule.

    Both of the authors of these articles already started it for us.

    Both mention that perhaps other teams are a bit intimidated to play Hawaii and perhaps that really is a big factor.

    Call them pussies , but promise Aloha if they prove they are not.. :-}

    The atmosphere is perfect for this campaign to start, you can see the media is hungry for it.

    I think this can be really huge!

    Keep us posted on those emails!

     

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