PBS Hawaii – Leahey & Leahey: Matt Wright – Saint Louis Crusaders Football Coach

PBS Hawaii – Leahey & Leahey: Matt Wright – Saint Louis Crusaders Football Coach


1>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. 2 FANS OF LEAHEY AND LEAHEY, THIS IS JUST
A GREAT DAY BECAUSE MAMA 3 LEAHEY IS BACK. 4 YESTERDAY WAS HER LAST RADIATION TREATMENT
FOR HER CANCER, AND 5 SHE IS RARING TO GO. 6 WE WENT THROUGH MONTHS AND MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY,
AND ALSO 7 RADIATION, A MASTECTOMY, SO SHES REALLY
HAD A TOUGH TIME OF IT. 8 BUT SHE SLOGGED THROUGH CANCER, AND SHE
HAS SLOGGED THROUGH 9 CANCER, AND SHE IS BY NOW AND IN A COUPLE
OF WEEKS WELL HAVE 10 HER ON THIS PROGRAM, DESCRIBING HER STRUGGLES
AND THAT WILL BE 11 GOOD FOR EVERYBODY TO LEARN. 12 THANKS FOR WATCHING. 13 WHEN WE COME BACK, HEY, WELL HAVE MY SON
JOINING ME. 14 LEAHEY AND LEAHEY. 15>>YOU NEVER KNOW WHOS GOING TO SIT AT
THE KITCHEN TABLE ON 16 LEAHEY AND LEAHEY. 17 A GENERATIONALLY CHALLENGED DISCUSSION
ON SPORTS AND OTHER 18 LIVING THINGS. 19 LEAHEY AND LEAHEY. 20>>WHATS UP, EVERYBODY? 21 WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF LEAHEY AND
LEAHEY RIGHT HERE ON 22 PBS HAWAII. 23 POPS JIM, SON KANOA SITTING AT THE LEAHEY
FAMILY KITCHEN TABLE 24 AND THE SAINTS WILL BE MARCHING IN TO THE
HALE HERE TODAY. 25 HEAD COACH OF THE ST. LOUIS CRUSADER FOOTBALL
TEAM, MATT WRIGHT. 26 SO YOURE A ST. LOUIS GRAD. 2 1 HES THE HEAD COACH OF ST. LOUIS FOOTBALL,
BUT HE, LIKE ME, IS 2 AN IOLANI GRAD. 3 SO ITS LIKE WERE ALL WOVEN TOGETHER HERE. 4>>WELL, YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH LIKE AN ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL FIRST 5 BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE BIG TIME. 6 AND NOW HES IN THE BIG TIME. 7>>YOUVE BEEN WAITING TO BUST THAT ONE OUT
FOR SOME TIME, I 8 THINK. 9>>YES, I HAVE. 10>>WELL BE TALKING WITH MATT RIGHT HERE
SHORTLY, BECAUSE BOY, 11 IS ST. LOUIS OFF TO A POWERFUL START. 12 A HUNDRED POINTS COMBINED IN THEIR FIRST
TWO GAMES, A BLOW-OUT 13 WIN OVER BALDWIN, AND A BLOW-OUT WIN OVER
TWO-TIME DEFENDING D-1 14 STATE CHAMP KAHUKU, SO LOTS OF PEOPLE ASKING
ARE THE CRUSADERS 15 FOR REAL THIS YEAR AND WELL TALK TO THE
HEAD COACH TO SEE WHAT 16 HE THINKS. 17 LETS GET INTO THE HOT TOPICS, HOWEVER,
BECAUSE THIS IS A SAD, 18 SAD DAY. 19>>NO, ITS NOT SAD. 20>>FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL
TEAM. 21>>ITS A SAD DAY AND YET ITS A GREAT DAY. 22 WELL TAKE A LOOK AT THE SAD DAY NOW. 23 GO AHEAD. 24>>I UNDERSTAND ABOUT A GREAT DAY. 25 IM TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF UH FOOTBALL. 26 UH FOOTBALL FANS, AND FOR FANS SPECIFICALLY
LIKE I AM, OF ONE 3 1 KENNEDY TUSEMAILII, WAILUKU GRAD, CONSIDERING
THE CROWN JEWEL OF 2 THE ENTERING CLASS, TIME AND TIME AGAIN,
ME PERSONALLY, I HAVE 3 NOT IN MY LIFETIME SEEN A BETTER HIGH SCHOOL
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 4 IN HAWAII THAN THIS GUY AND WITH JUST A
FEW MINUTES LEFT IN 5 THEIR FINAL WORKOUT AT PEARL HARBOR, HICKAM,
HE — WELL, HE 6 MESSES UP HIS KNEE. 7 HE SPRAINS HIS KNEE. 8 TURNS OUT TO BE A GRADE 2 MCL TEAR. 9 THEY SAY HES LISTED AS DAY TO DAY BUT IN
ACTUALITY THAT TYPE OF 10 INJURY USUALLY KEEPS SOMEONE OUT FOR AROUND
FOUR WEEKS, WHICH 11 MEANS HELL LIKELY MISS THE FIRST TWO GAMES
OF THE SEASON. 12 PLUS THIS GUY WAS KILLING IN PRACTICE. 13 HE WAS PROVING TO BE WHAT HE WAS ADVERTISED
TO BE, AND THIS IS A 14 GUY WHO HAS AT LEAST PRIOR TO HIS ARRIVAL
AT UH, HE HAD YET TO 15 REALLY GET INTO THE REGIMEN OF WEIGHT TRAINING. 16 HE HAD TO LEARN SOME OF THE DEFENSIVE LINE
TECHNIQUES. 17 IT WAS ALL RAW NATURAL TALENT THAT GOT
HIM TO THIS STAGE. 18 HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS GOING TO BE FOR HAWAII,
WHICH WAS LOOKING 19 — CAL WAS ON THE SHOW A COUPLE WEEKS BACK. 20 SAID THIS GUY WAS GOING TO BE AN IMPACT
PLAYER AS A FRESHMAN. 21 HOW HARD IS IT GOING TO BE TO PLAY THROUGH
WITHOUT HIM? 22>>VERY, VERY DIFFICULT, BECAUSE HE WAS
THAT KIND OF PLAYER. 23 MY CONCERN NOW, BECAUSE OF THIS INJURY,
WHEN HE COMES BACK, WILL 24 HE BE THE SAME KIND OF PLAYER? 25 AND THATS ONLY NATURAL TO THINK THAT WAY,
BECAUSE ONCE YOU 26 START GETTING INTO LIGAMENT PROBLEMS, WILL
YOU RETURN JUST AS 4 1 GOOD AS YOU WERE BEFORE THE INJURY? 2 THATS WHAT I REALLY FEAR, THAT HELL COME
BACK AND NO DOUBT 3 HELL HAVE TO WEAR A BRACE AND THINGS LIKE
THAT, BUT WILL HE BE 4 AS GOOD? 5>>YEAH. 6 YOU KNOW HOW MUCH OF A FAN OF THIS GUY I
AM. 7 TO ME THIS IS LIKE THE FOURTH SADDEST THING
THATS HAPPENED TO A 8 GUY NAMED KENNEDY. 9 I MEAN, IT REALLY IS. 10 LIKE, THIS IS TOUGH FOR ME TO SWALLOW. 11 THIS IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO DEAL WITH,
BECAUSE I AGREE WITH YOU, 12 WHAT MAKES HIM SO GREAT IS HIS MOTOR, HIS
ABILITY TO PLAY WITH 13 RECKLESS ABANDON, AND I THINK ONCE YOU
DEAL WITH AN MCL, WHICH 14 IS KIND OF A TRICKY SITUATION BECAUSE THE
MCL IS THE LIGAMENT IN 15 THE KNEE THROUGH WHICH YOU CAN PLAY THE
MOST. 16 YOU DONT NECESSARILY HAVE TO HAVE THE SURGERY,
BUT ITS 17 SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT INSTABILITY
COULD COME BACK TO 18 HAUNT YOU AND IF ITS IN HIS MIND, MAYBE
HE DOESNT PLAY WITH 19 THE SAME EFFECTIVENESS AND AT THE SAME
TEMPO, SO I AM A LITTLE 20 CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. 21 BUT IT BEGS THE QUESTION. 22 DO YOU, IF YOU WERE THE HEAD COACH NORM
CHOW, DO YOU CONSIDER 23 RED SHIRTING KENNEDY TUAMAFEALII? 24>>IT DEPENDS ON HOW SOON HE COMES BACK,
HOW GOOD HE IS. 25 HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED HIM, BECAUSE BY THE
TIME HE COMES BACK, THE 26 SEASON WILL HAVE PROGRESSED THROUGH THAT
FIRST HOME GAME AGAINST 5 1 USC AND THEN THE ABSENTEE TYPE OF SCHEDULE
WHEN THE TEAM IS 2 GONE. 3 BUT THERE WILL BE TWO, THREE, FOUR GAMES
IN, AND THEN HELL HAVE 4 TO MAKE THAT DECISION. 5>>YOU KNOW, THIS IS AN INJURY THAT HARKENS
BACK TO WHAT THEY 6 EXPERIENCED LAST YEAR, REMEMBER MOSES GOES
DOWN, BO YAP IS STILL 7 NOT BACK IN FULL CAPACITY, AT LEAST IN TERMS
OF PRACTICE DRILLS. 8 THIS IS A D LINE THAT JUST GOT GUTTED LAST
YEAR BECAUSE OF 9 INJURIES. 10 AND SO WHAT IS THIS NOW? 11 THIS IS THE SPECTER OF THAT AGAIN. 12 ITS STARTING TO HAUNT THIS TEAM ALREADY. 13 THEY HAVENT EVEN PLAYED A GAME AND YOU
HAVE ONE OF THE BRIGHT 14 SPOTS IN THE RECRUITING CLASS, A GUY WHO
WAS GOING TO BE AN 15 IMMEDIATE IMPACT, CERTAINLY WAS GOING TO
PLAY A HEAVY AMOUNT OF 16 SNAPS AGAINST USC AND GOING FORWARD THROUGHOUT
THE SEASON, AND 17 SO YOU START TO CONCERN YOURSELF WITH OK,
IS THIS TEAM GOING TO 18 BE ABLE TO ABSORB THESE KINDS OF INJURY
HITS YET AGAIN? 19 IS THIS INDICATIVE OF WHAT IS TO COME? 20 IS THIS AN OMEN? 21 IT IS JUST NOT THE NOTE ON WHICH YOU WOULD
LIKE TO GET THIS 22 SEASON STARTED. 23>>HE WAS WELL ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING A
SUPER PLAYER. 24 HE HAD THAT ABILITY. 25 HE MAY STILL HAVE THAT ABILITY. 26 BUT LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. 6 1 WHO TAKES HIS PLACE? 2>>BO YAP IS A GUY WHOS EXPECTED TO ONCE
HE GOES BACK TO THE 3 END POSITION. 4 REMEMBER, HE MOVED OVER TO TACKLE BECAUSE
OF THE INJURY LAST 5 YEAR. 6 HES EXPECTED TO BE GOOD TO GO COME USC. 7 YOU HAVE MARCUS, TAWITO WOODARD, THESE GUYS
WHO CAN DEFINITELY 8 FILL THAT ROLE. 9 THEYVE EXPERIENCED IT, THEYVE PLAYED SOME
SNAPS, SOME 10 SIGNIFICANT MINUTES, BUT I THINK WHAT WAS
EXCITING ABOUT KENNEDY 11 WAS THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF EXACTLY WHAT
HE COULD CONTRIBUTE. 12 HE WAS A GUY THAT INSTANTLY, WHEN YOU PUT
HIM ON THE FIELD, HE 13 COULD MAKE PLAYS. 14 HE COULD MAKE GREAT PLAYS. 15 THEY HAVE GUISE, THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED
GUISE THAT I THINK WILL 16 BE ABLE TO CARRY THIS TEAM FORWARD. 17 THAT IS GOING TO BE THE FOCAL POINT OF
THAT DEFENSE. 18 THAT IS GOING TO BE THE STRENGTH, I THINK,
TO A LARGE DEGREE OF 19 THAT DEFENSE, EVEN WITH KENNEDY OUT, BUT
BOY, IS THAT GOING TO 20 BE SAD, NOT SEEING HIM OUT THERE IN THE
CAPACITY THAT WE THOUGHT 21 HE WOULD BE IN, AT LEAST TO START THE SEASON. 22>>THIS IS NOT GOOD. 23 THIS IS NOT GOOD. 24>>HOPEFULLY ITS NOT A LONG-TERM THING. 25 THATS WHAT WE CAN HOPE FOR. 26>>GOING TO ANOTHER SPORT ALTOGETHER, KOLTEN
WONG, BIG ISLAND 7 1 BOY, FORMER UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BASEBALL
PLAYER, GETS CALLED 2 UP TO THE BIGS. 3 HES IN THE SHOW, GOES 0 FOR HIS FIRST TEN
AT THE PLATE, BUT NOW 4 HES PICKED UP FIVE HITS OVER HIS LAST TWO
GAMES, THREE STOLEN 5 BASES, HAD A DOUBLE. 6 HOW EXCITED ARE YOU FOR THIS START FOR KOLTEN
WONG AS A BIG 7 LEAGUE SUMMER 8>>IM VERY EXCITED BECAUSE I SAW HIM PLAY
FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF 9 HAWAII, AND I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIM THEN. 10 AND HE WAS DRAFTED VERY HIGH. 11 HE WENT INTO THE MINOR LEAGUES. 12 HE WORKED HIS WAY UP TO AAA AND HE PLAYED
VERY WELL THERE. 13 I DIDNT LIKE THE WAY THAT THEY WELCOMED
HIM TO THE TEAM BECAUSE 14 THEY DIDNT. 15 I DONT THINK THE CARDINAL PLAYERS WHO WERE
esconced in THAT 16 LINE-UP OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME LOOKED
AT HIM LIKE THIS GUY 17 IS GOING TO TRY TO TAKE MY PLACE, HA, HA. 18>>ARE YOU SURE YOURE NOT JUST O PROJECTING
THAT ON TO HIM? 19 BECAUSE THEY DIDNT HAVE A PARADE OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT? 20 THAT DOESNT HAPPEN WHEN A ROOKIE GETS PULLED
UP TO THE SHOW. 21 ITS NOT A GRAND THING. 22 YOU JUST JUMP RIGHT IN. 23 THEYRE IN THE PENNANT RACE. 24 YOU JUMP RIGHT IN. 25>>BUT THE PLAYERS ARE ALREADY THERE. 26 THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE ATTITUDE. 8 1 JUST HOW GOOD IS THIS GUY? 2>>I DONT KNOW. 3 HEY, LOOK, THE CARDINALS ARE AS I MENTIONED
IN A PENNANT RACE. 4 THIS IS A TEAM THAT HAD AN ALL-STAR AT SECOND
BASE, AND THEY 5 MOVED MATT CARPENTER OVER TO THIRD TO MAKE
ROOM FOR KOLTEN TO 6 ASSIST WITH THIS UPCOMING HOME STRETCH IN
THIS DRIVE FOR THE 7 FULL SEASON. 8 I DONT THINK THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES AS TO HOW
HIGHLY THEY THINK OF 9 THIS KID AND HOW MUCH HE WAS ALREADY IN
THAT THEIR PLANS, THAT 10 THEYRE WILLING TO MAKE THESE MANEUVERS
TO MAKE ROOM FOR HIM 11 DESPITE THE OUTSTANDING SEASON MATT CARPENTER
IS HAVING. 12>>YOU FORGET THE HUMAN CONDITION. 13 THAT THOSE PLAYERS THAT WERE THERE ALL
OF A SUDDEN, HES THE 14 INTERLOPER. 15 THEYRE NOT GOING TO GO AND PUT THEIR ARM
AROUND HIM AND SAY 16 WELCOME TO THE CLUB, KID. 17 MAYBE IN A FEW WEEKS THEY WILL. 18 BUT NOT NOW. 19>>I THINK YOURE PROJECTING THAT ON TO
THE SCENARIO. 20 OF COURSE YOURE GOING TO HAVE SOME GUYS
SAYING GOSH, BUT BOTTOM 21 LINE, THIS TEAM WANTS TO WIN, SO IN THAT
DUGOUT, IF KOLTEN WONG 22 IS VIEWED TO BE A GUY WHO CAN BE A KEY
COMPONENT IN THAT ABILITY 23 TO WIN AND GO DEEP INTO THE POSTSEASON,
TRUST ME, THEYRE FINE 24 WITH HIM. 25 THEY LIKE HIM. 26 THEY LIKE WHAT HE BRINGS. 9 1 OBVIOUSLY THE FRONT OFFICE DOES AS WELL. 2 I THINK ITS EASY AND SAFE TO EXPECT BIG
THINGS FROM KOLTEN WONG 3 AND WERE SEEING, THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THEY
BROUGHT HIM UP, 4 BECAUSE OF HIS ABILITY TO GET ON BASE, TO
STEAL BASES, TO PUT 5 HIMSELF IN SCORING POSITION. 6 DEFENSIVELY HES IMPROVED SO MUCH SINCE HIS
DAYS AT THE 7 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII. 8 THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES. 9 KOLTEN WONG, THREE STOLEN BASES IN TWO GAMES. 10 THAT IS HIM. 11 THAT DEFINES WHAT HE IS LOOKED UPON TO
BRING TO THIS TEAM, AND I 12 THINK — 13>>I AGREE. 14>>I THINK IT WILL RESONATE HERE GOING
FORWARD. 15>>I AGREE. 16>>ALL RIGHT. 17 IM GLAD WE FINALLY AGREED ON THAT. 18 STAY ON THE DIAMOND. 19 HOW ABOUT THIS SITUATION. 20 BOSTON RED SOX STARTER RYAN DEMPSTER, RECEIVING
A FIVE-GAME 21 SUSPENSION FOR — AND AN UNDISCLOSED FINE,
BY THE WAY, FOR 22 INTENTIONALLY HITTING THE YANKEES SLUGGER
ALEX RODRIGUEZ. 23 NOW FIRST OFF, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE
DETERMINATION BY 24 DEMPSTER THAT HEY, ITS TIME TO SEND A MESSAGE
TO A-ROD BECAUSE 25 OF ALL THE SCANDAL THAT HAS FOLLOWED HIM
WITH REGARD TO PEDS, 26 AND IM GOING TO THROW AT THIS GUY? 10 1 WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THAT MOVE AND WHAT
DID YOU THINK IN TURN 2 OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLS REACTION TO
IT? 3>>WHEN I WAS A WEE LAD AND LIVED IN NAVY
HOUSING WITH THE OTHER 4 ENLISTED FAMILIES IN PEARL HARBOR, WE USED
TO HAVE LARGE 5 CONTAINERS WHERE WE THREW OUR GARBAGE, AND
THEY WERE CALLED 6 DUMPSTER, DUMPSTER. 7 THIS GUYS MIND WENT TO THE DUMPSTER, BECAUSE
HE HAD NO BUSINESS 8 DOING THAT. 9 THIS IS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. 10 YOUR JOB IS TO WIN GAMES. 11 TO GO OUT THERE AND TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF,
IM GOING TO THROW 12 BEHIND THIS GUY? 13 COME ON. 14 IM GOING TO TRY TO HIT HIM? 15 IM GOING TO TRY TO TEACH HIM A LESSON BECAUSE
HES NOT KOSHER? 16 HES NOT THE WAY WE ARE? 17 AND HE HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM? 18 NO. 19 HE ONLY AGGRAVATED THE YANKEES AND ENDED
UP LOSING THE GAME. 20 HE WAS A DUMPSTER IN THAT PARTICULAR GAME. 21>>I DONT THINK THE SUSPENSION DOES MUCH. 22 ANY TIME THEY SUSPEND MLB DOES, A STARTING
PITCHER, ITS ALWAYS 23 FOR X NUMBER OF GAMES BUT DOESNT JUST INCLUDE
GAMES IN WHICH 24 THEY START. 25 ITS GENERAL GAMES. 26 SO HE DOESNT PITCH FOR FOUR OR FIVE GAMES
HE ACTUALLY WONT 11 1 MISS A START. 2 SO ITS OF COURSE, AS FAR AS THE PUNISHMENT
IS CONCERNED — AND 3 I DONT LOOK AT THIS AS AN A-ROD SITUATION. 4 I LOOK AT THIS IN A MORE JEB WAY BECAUSE
I HATE WHEN PITCHERS, 5 PARTICULAR LOO IN IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE,
TAKE UPON THEMSELVES 6 TO THREE AT A GUY TO SEND A MESSAGE, AND
I THINK THE YANKEES 7 TOOK THE HIGH ROAD BY NOT RETALIATING HERE,
BUT OH, WOW, BIG 8 TOUGH RYAN DEMPSTER, YOU HAVE THE HARDBALL
IN YOUR HAND, YOU 9 FLOW 90 PLUS MILES AN HOUR AND YOURE GOING
TO TAKE IT UPON 10 YOURSELF TO THROW AT THIS GUY BECAUSE WHAT? 11 YOU DONT HAVE THE BAT. 12 YOURE IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE. 13 YOU DONT HAVE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. 14 YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT RETALIATION
AGAINST YOURSELF. 15 I HATE THAT THE PITCHERS ARE THE ONLY ONES
WITH THE WEAPON THAT 16 CAN BE LAUNCHED IN THE WAY THAT IT CAN
BE, AND THEYRE THE BIG 17 TOUGH GUYS, THROWING AT THESE HITTERS. 18 I GET TIRED OF THAT. 19 SOMETIMES THESE UNWRITTEN RULES OF BASEBALL,
THEY JUST MAKE ME 20 SICK. 21 AND SO I THINK IN GENERAL, I HATE WHEN
PITCHERS DO THAT. 22 AND IM GLAD HE GOT SUSPENDED. 23 I JUST WISH IT WAS A SUSPENSION THAT HE
WOULD ACTUALLY FEEL. 24 ITS A JOKE. 25 ALL AROUND, ITS A JOKE. 26>>UMPIRES SHOULD HAVE WARNED AFTER THE
FIRST PITCH. 12 1 AFTER THE FIRST ERRANT PITCH, UH-OH, SOMETHING
IS WRONG HERE, 2 BECAUSE THIS IS THE MAJOR LEAGUES. 3 THE BALL DOESNT GO BEHIND THE BATTER, YOU
KNOW WHAT I MEAN? 4>>YEAH. 5>>SO HE MADE A MISTAKE THERE. 6 AND THE CONSEQUENCESES WERE RIDICULOUS. 7>>TIME NOW FOR US TO PLAY THE JUDGE AND
JURY. 8 RED CARD, YELLOW CARD, GREEN CARD. 9 RED IS REALLY BAD. 10 YELLOW IS KIND OF A WARNING. 11 GREEN IS A POSITIVE THING. 12 YOUVE GOT A COUPLE, I HAVE A COUPLE TOO. 13>>I HAVE ANOTHER RED CARD. 14 YOU JUST KEEP THROWING RED CARDS AT THESE
PEOPLE. 15 COM-CAST IN SAN FRANCISCO. 16>>YOU HAVENT DONE THIS ONE BEFORE. 17>>THE WAY IT WAS ADVERTISED, THEY WERE
GOING TO HAVE, ESPN, 18 THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE THE RED SOX AND
THE GIANTS, YOU KNOW, 19 FROM AT&T. 20>>YOURE WELL AWARE THEY DONT SHOW GIANTS
GAMES THAT MUCH ANY 21 MORE. 22>>BUT I THOUGHT THAT ESPN HAD THE POWER
TO OVERCOME THE 23 COM-CAST. 24 BUT NO. 25 THEY DIDNT, AND I SAT THERE LIKE AN IDIOT
WAIT ARE FOR THE GAME 26 TO COME ON AND IT NEVER DID. 13 1 ITS ANOTHER RED CARD. 2 HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO BE A GIANTS FAN? 3 I CANT EVEN SEE THE GAME. 4 I DONT EVEN KNOW WHO THE PLAYERS ARE ANY
MORE. 5>>ONCE AGAIN, JUMP SHIP TO THE DODGERS
LIKE YOU DID LAST YEAR. 6>>THEYRE THE ONLY ONES THAT SUCCEED. 7>>SMART MOVE. 8>>IVE GOT A RED CARD. 9 FOR HIP-HOP ARTIST NIKKI MENAJ. 10 SHE HAS A LINE IN ONE OF HER SONGS, ISLANDS
OF WAIKIKI. 11 SHE REFERRED TO IT AS ISLANDS OF WAIKIKI,
MAYBE THE ONLY WORDS 12 THAT RHYME WITH FREAKY, BUT COME ON, NIKKI,
COME ON. 13 ITS NOT AN ISLAND, ITS A PLACE. 14 OK, ALL RIGHT. 15 RED CARD. 16>>WHY ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING TO THIS? 17>>ILL EXPLAIN TO YOU WHO NIKKI IS LATER. 18>>BUT WHY DO YOU LISTEN TO IT? 19>>HIP-HOP BAND. 20 YELLOW CARD FOR THE TELEVISION COVERAGE
WIDESPREAD AS IT HAS 21 BEEN OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL. 22 WE GET INTO THIS USUALLY AT THIS TIME OF
YEAR. 23 IM NOT A FAN OF IT. 24 THESE 11 AND 12-YEAR-OLD KIDS, YOU SEE
CHINESE TAIPE I AND THE 25 WAY THEY LOST TO PANAMA ON A HIT BATSMAN
WITH THE BASES LOADED 26 AND THEN THERES THIS EXTREME CLOSE-UP OF
THIS LITTLE PITCHER 14 1 WHOS IN COMPLETE, YOU KNOW, DISARRAY. 2 HES ABSOLUTELY UPSET. 3 HES CRYING, AND I JUST — I DONT THINK 11
AND 12-YEAR-OLDS 4 SHOULD BE PUT UNDER THAT KIND OF SPOTLIGHT
IN THOSE SITUATIONS, 5 AND THEY SHOW REGIONAL COVERAGE NOW, AND
THERE ARE ALL THESE 6 OTHER LEAGUES AND OTHER DIVISIONS THAT PROBABLY
DESERVE AT LEAST 7 EQUAL COVERAGE. 8 IF YOURE GOING TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT,
NOT A BIG FAN OF IT 9 PERSONALLY. 10 YELLOW CARD. 11>>I HAVE A GREEN CARD. 12>>WHATS THAT? 13>>I WILL A GREEN CARD FOR QUEENS HOSPITAL
SURGERY FOR STRAUB 14 HOSPITAL CHEMOTHERAPY, AND FOR ST. FRANCIS
HOSPITAL RADIATION. 15 THEY DID A TERRIFIC JOB ON MAMA, AND MAMA
IS BACK. 16>>THATS A BIG OLD GREEN CARD. 17 WELL HAVE MAMA ON THE SHOW HERE SHORTLY. 18>>YEAH. 19 BIG GREEN CARD. 20>>OH, ON THAT CUE, HOW ABOUT A GREEN CARD
FOR OUR GUEST TODAY. 21 COME ON IN. 22 THERE HE IS. 23 ITS THE HEAD COACH OF ST. LOUIS. 24 WERE NOT ALLOWED TO — 25>>NEVER THOUGHT ID SEE THE DAY THAT AN
IOLANI GRADUATE WOULD 26 WEAR A ST. LOUIS CRUSADERS SHIRT. 15 1>>OH, I SEE IT ALL THE TIME. 2>>MATT WRIGHT, HEAD COACH FOR ST. LOUIS. 3 FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS, HECK OF A
START. 4 YOUR TEAM SCORES A HUNDRED COMBINED POINTS,
55-0 WIN OVER 5 BALDWIN AND THEN OF COURSE THE SMACK DOWN
ON KAHUKU THIS PAST 6 WEEKEND, 55-24 AT ALOHA STADIUM. 7 PEOPLE ARE ASKING IF THIS ST. LOUIS TEAM
IS FOR REAL. 8 YOURE THE HEAD COACH. 9 HOW FOR REAL IS IT? 10>>I THINK ITS FOR REAL. 11 WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE GAME,
I THINK THAT BALDWIN 12 GAME, YOU KNOW, IT WAS PART OF HOW THE
BOYS PLAYED. 13 WE WENT UP THERE, THEY SLEPT ON THE BEACH
BLEACHERS, PLAYED THE 14 GAME AFTER THAT, QUICK REST, BACK ON THE
PLANE. 15 IT WAS A GOOD WIN FOR US. 16 KAHUKU, I DONT THINK IT WAS A SMACK DOWN
AT ALL. 17 IT WAS — I THINK THERE WERE FIVE GAMES
GOING INTO THE FOURTH 18 QUARTER, AND OUR DEFENSE CAPITALIZED ON
IT. 19 ONE OR TWO OF THOSE STOPS DONT HAPPEN AND
IT COULD HAVE GONE 20 EITHER WAY. 21 BUT IT GOES BACK TO THE CHARACTER OF OUR
TEAM AND WHERE WE ARE 22 RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS THREE SEASONS. 23 I LIKE WHAT I SEE, BUT WEVE GOT A LONG
WAY INTO THE SEASON, 24 GOING INTO HOPEFULLY THE STATE PLAYOFF
TOURNAMENT. 25 BUT WEVE GOT TO STEEL FIRST WITH KAMEHAMEHA. 26 BUT SO FAR, SO GOOD. 16 1>>YOU ARE A HEAD COACH, AND OVER THE YEARS
AS A PLAYER, AS AN 2 ASSISTANT LEARNING THE GAME OF FOOTBALL,
LOOKING AT THE 3 DIFFERENT OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHIES,
AND NOW YOU ARE 4 A HEAD COACH, HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO
DECIDE ON, OK, I WANT 5 TO GO NO HUDDLE, I WANT TO GO WITH THIS
KIND OF OFFENSE? 6 HOW LONG? 7>>I THINK THAT — I KNEW WHEN I WAS HIRED,
WHEN I WAS FIRST 8 HIRED LASTS YEAR, AS A DC, THAT WAS THE
HARDEST THING TO GO UP 9 AGAINST IS A NO HUDDLE OFFENSE. 10 SO I KNEW THAT BECOMING A HEAD COACH, I
WANTED TO RUN THE NO 11 HUDDLE OFFENSE, BUT I WAS HIRED IN JUNE
AND WE WERENT ABE TO 12 FULLY INTEGRATE IT INTO THE SYSTEM. 13 SO GOING INTO THIS OFF SEASON, I KNEW THAT
NO HUDDLE WAS WHAT WE 14 WANTED TO DO. 15 I WANTED IT TO BE EXTREMELY FAST PACED,
NOT JUST A NO HUDDLE BUT 16 A HIGH TEMPO, HIGH INTENSITY TYPE TEAM. 17 I THINK THERES A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TYPICAL
NO HUDDLE VERSUS 18 A HIGH TEMPO, HIGH INTENSITY TYPE TEAM
THAT WERE STRIVING TO 19 BE. 20 SO WE START TO INCORPORATE THAT DURING
OUR OFF SEASON WORKOUTS 21 IN OUR WEIGHT LIFTING, IN OUR CONDITIONING,
EVERYTHING THAT WE 22 DO IS AT A FAST PACE, BUT NOT JUST THE
FAST PACE. 23 THERES THAT TEMPO, AND EXECUTION. 24 THERES GOT TO BE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE
TWO. 25 SO YOUVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO BREATHE THE
KNOW-HOW. 26 YOUVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO FULLY INTEGRATE
THAT INTO EVERYTHING 17 1 THAT YOURE DOING, NOT ALL OF A SUDDEN SAY
HEY, LETS TRY THE NO 2 HUDDLE TODAY, SEE HOW THE TWO MINUTE WORKS
AND APPLY THAT TO THE 3 ENTIRE GAME. 4 IT DOESNT WORK. 5 YOUR COACHES HAVE TO BELIEVE IT. 6 YOUR COACHES HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT DURING
PRACTICE, OUR 7 PRACTICES LAST NO LONGER THAN AN HOUR AND
45 MINUTES, TWO HOURS 8 AT MOST. 9 THAT YOUVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO COACH ON THE
FLY. 10 YOUVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO DO THINGS AT A
FAST TEMPO BECAUSE 11 THATS WHATS EXPECTED OF THE TEAM. 12 AND THE PLAYERS. 13>>YOU HAVE A ST. LOUIS ALUM WHO IS DOING
JUST THAT IN TERMS OF 14 THAT FAST PACE. 15 IN FACT, WHAT IS NOW THE PROTOTYPICAL FAST
PACED, NO HUDDLE 16 OFFENSE AT OREGON, MARCUS MORIOTA, HOW
MUCH OF AN INSPIRATION 17 HAS HIS SUCCESS THERE BEEN WITH REGARD
TO YOUR PROGRAM? 18>>YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU TAKE A LOOK AT
MARCUSS SUCCESS AND YOU 19 CANT BE SURPRISED BY IT. 20 IF YOU KNOW HIM AND YOU KNOW HIS FAMILY,
I THINK THATS THE 21 FIRST THING, THAT HES PROBABLY ONE OF THE
GREATEST MEN THAT I 22 KNOW AND IM NOT TALKING FROM AN ATHLETIC
STANDPOINT BUT FROM A 23 MORAL CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, LEADERSHIP,
EVERYTHING THAT YOU 24 WOULD WANT FROM A LEADER OR QUARTERBACK,
HE HAS. 25 IF I HAD A DAUGHTER, ID LET HIM DATE MY
DAUGHTER. 26 THATS THE KIND OF — THAT GOES TO EXPLAIN
THE PERSON THAT HE 18 1 IS. 2 THAT BEING SAID, EVERY OFF SEASON WHEN HE
COMES ON, HE WORKS OUT 3 WITH US, THROWS WITH COACH VINNY, WORKS
WITH THE QUARTERBACKS ON 4 SUNDAY. 5 EVERYONE IN THE STATE IS WELCOME TO COME
IN AND THROW AND CATCH 6 BALLS WITH US, AND AS HES BEEN COMING HOME,
I DONT ASK HIM 7 XS AND OS. 8 WHAT I CAN IS HOW DO YOU PLAY FAST? 9 WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP OURSELVES PLAY FASTER? 10 SO HES GIVEN SOME TIDBITS ABOUT WHAT OREGON
DOES, IN THE A FULL 11 DISCLOSURE OF EVERYTHING THEY DO, BUT JUST
SOME LITTLE THINGS 12 HERE AND THERE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY THIS,
HOW YOU PRACTICE, 13 HOW YOU WORK OUT, THIS IS WHAT WE DO. 14 SO MORE APPLYING WHAT HE SAYS, NOW GOING
INTO THIS OFF SEASON, 15 AND THE BOYS SEEING HIM ON THAT NEXT LEVEL
GRAND STAGE, ITS 16 JUST VALIDITY AND SAYING WE CAN DO THIS,
MAYBE NOT AS FAST AS 17 THEYRE GOING, BUT ITS BEING APPLIED IN
THE SAME WAY. 18>>I ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK A PERSON, A COACH
WITH A NO HUDDLE 19 OFFENSE, IS THAT NO HUDDLE EXTENDING TO
OTHER THINGS YOU DO IN 20 YOUR LIFE? 21 LIKE IF YOU GO SHOPPING, DO YOU DO IT QUICK? 22 ILL TAKE THAT, THAT, THAT, HURRY UP, LETS
GO? 23>>25 MILES OVER THE SPEED LIMIT. 24>>IS EVERYTHING NO HUDDLE WITH YOU? 25>>2 IF YOU ASK MY WIFE, SHED SAY IM AN
IMPATIENT GUY. 26 MY WIFE IS VERY PATIENT WITH ME. 19 1 I THINK IT KIND OF DOES. 2 YOU KNOW, IN A FUNNY WAY, YOURE ALWAYS — YOU
ALWAYS WANT TO 3 HURRY UP AND GET THINGS DONE. 4 AND — BUT ONCE AGAIN, IT GOES BACK TO EXECUTION
AND TEMPO. 5 SO YOU KNOW, IT TRICKLES OVER INTO YOUR
PERSONAL LIFE AND THEN 6 THERE COMES A POINT WHERE YOURE GOING SO
FAST FOR SO LONG THAT 7 YOU JUST GET SPENT AT THE END OF THE DAY. 8 AND THEN YOU DONT WANT TO THINK ABOUT ANYTHING
ELSE. 9>>LETS GET INTO SOME OF THE PERSONNEL ON
THIS YEARS SQUAD, 10 BECAUSE A VERY ATHLETIC TEAM REALLY FROM
TOP TO BOTTOM, BACK END 11 OF THAT DEFENSE, THAT DEFENSIVE SECONDARY,
JUST FROM WHAT IVE 12 SEEN, IT MIGHT BE THE BEST IN THE STATE
AT THIS STAGE OF THE 13 GAME. 14 LETS START THERE. 15 WHO ARE THE STANDOUT PERFORMERS THAT YOUVE
BEEN IMPRESSED WITH 16 AS FAR AS THE PREPARATION FOR THIS YEAR
AND WHAT YOUVE SEEN SO 17 FAR? 18>>WELL, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OUR DEFENSIVE
SECONDARY, I WOULD 19 SAY THAT THATS THE HEART OF THE TEAM RIGHT
NOW BECAUSE THATS 20 — YOU KNOW, THERE ARE GREAT SENIOR LEADERS
COMING FROM THAT 21 DEFENSIVE SECONDARY, STARTING OFF WITH
JAKE. 22 HES A STRONG SAFETY, OUTSIDE LINEBACKER,
ROVER TYPE. 23 THEYRE LOOKING AT HIM AS NICKEL, THAT NEXT
LEVEL, SOMEONE WHO 24 CAN PLAY IN THE BOX AND STILL COVER. 25 BUT WHAT MAKES HIM A GREAT LEADER IS HIS
WORK ETHIC. 26 I WOULD SAY THAT HIS OVERALL WORK ETHIC,
HE WORKS HARDER THAN NO 20 1 ONE ELSE ON THE TEAM RIGHT NOW, AND HE BRINGS
EVERYONE WITH HIM. 2 WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT. 3 WHICH IS AFFECTED AND KIND OF SPREAD THROUGHOUT
THE ENTIRE TEAM. 4 SO YOU KNOW, JAKE RACKET IS ONE. 5 JASON SANCHEZ IS A FREE SAFETY CORNERBACK
SENIOR. 6 HES GETTING SOME LOOKS RIGHT NOW AS WELL. 7 GREAT COVER GUY. 8 A MAN PRESS TECHNIQUE. 9 HES REAL PHYSICAL. 10 BUT YET AT THE SAME TIME, HE WON THE 200
METER ILH, SO HES GOT 11 SOME SPEED ON HIM AS WELL. 12>>ON OFFENSE, RYDER COMBS, HE SHARED TIME
AT QUARTERBACK LAST 13 YEAR, SEVEN TOUCHDOWNED THIS SEASON WITH
NO INTERCEPTIONS RIGHT 14 NOW. 15 ED A MANY IN THE BACKFIELD, DAVE RIORDAN
OF THE STAR ADVERTISER 16 SAYING HE MIGHT BE THE BEST ATHLETE IN
HAWAII SPORTS THIS YEAR. 17 EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES HERE ON OFFENSE? 18 IS THAT WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT? 19>>NO, I THINK THAT FOR OFFENSIVELY, WE
ARE ABLE TO REALLY 20 DEVELOP. 21 THE BOYS BOUGHT INTO IT EARLY ON DURING
THIS OFF SEASON, THE 22 DEVELOP THE TALENT THATS THERE AND TO COMMIT
TO TRAINING TO GET 23 BETTER. 24 , YOU KNOW, RYDER HAS COMMITTED FULLY. 25 HES A TWO SPORT FLEET, YOU KNOW, AND PEOPLE
SAY HES BETTER AT 26 BASEBALL THAN HE IS AS FOOTBALL. 21 1 SO HES AN INCREDIBLE ATHLETE. 2 WE ALSO HAVE ADAM NOVEL, A WORK HORSE IN
HIMSELF. 3 WE HAVE A GREAT O LINE IN FRED PERRY, AND
RYDER COMBS, THE 4 MANAGING THE ENTIRE OFFENSE, THERES A ONE
OF THE BENEFITS OF 5 HAVING A NO HUDDLE OFFENSE IS THAT NOW YOU
CREATE MORE PLAYS AND 6 MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SPREAD THE BALL AROUND
TO YOUR WEAPON. 7>>HITTERS HAVE A WEEK OFF. 8 NUMBER ONE ON KHON 2, DEBUTING IN A COUPLE
WEEKS. 9 HOW IS THAT SHAMELESS PLUG. 10 NUMBER ONE SAINTS GO UP AGAINST NO. 4 COMPLAIN
AUGUST 30 AT 11 ALOHA STADIUM. 12 KAMEHAMEHA ALSO 2-0 RIGHT NOW. 13 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF THE
ILH AND HOW YOUR 14 TEAMS READINESS STANDS, GETTING READY TO
GO IN 15>>16>>YOU KNOW, THE ILH — I THINK THE ILH
AS A WHOLE IS 17 PROGRESSIVELY GETTING STRONGER, AND WHEN
YOU TAKE A LOOK AT 18 DIVISION 1, BETWEEN OURSELVES, KAMEHAMEHA
AND PUNAHOU, 19 ESPECIALLY KAMEHAMEHA AND PUNAHOU, ITS
A TOUGH, TOUGH SCHEDULE. 20 AND EVERY GAME COUNTS NOW WITH THE REFORMATTING
OF THE SEASON, 21 WHERE BEFORE YOU WOULD HAVE TWO CHANCES
TO PLAY EVERYONE, NOW 22 ITS A ROUND ROBIN, EVERYONE PLAYS EACH
OTHER ONCE AND THEN 23 THERES A PLAYOFF SYSTEM AT THE END. 24 SO THAT FIRST ROUND ROBIN GO AT IT IS SO
IMPORTANT. 25 WE HAVE THEM FIRST PICK OF THE ILH SEASON,
AND THEYRE A TOUGH 26 TEAM. 22 1 WEVE HAD A CHANCE TO WATCH THE FILM ON THEM. 2 GREAT EXPLOSIVE TEAM. 3 VERY, VERY STRONG. 4 BIG ATHLETIC DEFENSE LINES, AND THEY CAN
MATCH UP WITH YOU. 5 YOU KNOW, THEYLL ATTACK YOU FROM DIFFERENT
ANGLES AND 6 OFFENSIVELY, THEYRE LOOKING TO COME RIGHT
AT YOU AND ESTABLISH 7 THE RUN. 8 YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE SOME PRETTY TALENTED
RECEIVERS, ATHLETIC 9 QUARTERBACK THAT CAN MOVE AROUND, SO WEVE
GOT TO GET READY FOR 10 THAT, BUT OVERALL YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT,
EVEN GOING TO PUNAHOU, 11 WHICH IS A WAYS AWAY, BUT ITS A TOUGH SEASON. 12 ITS A STRONG SEASON, AND THE BEST THING
YOU CONDITION DO IS 13 TAKE IT ONE GAME AT A TIME AND PREPARE
FOR IT. 14>>LET ME ASK YOU QUICKLY ABOUT THE AMBIENCE
OF BEING HEAD COACH 15 NOW IN THE ILH. 16 ILH HAS ALWAYS HAD THIS POLICY, WE DONT
WANT OUR GAMES ON 17 TELEVISION, BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE
QUALITY OF THE PLAYERS 18 AND THE NEXT LEVEL, AND DISPLAYING THEIR
TALENTS TO THE NEXT 19 LEVEL, IT ENHANCES YOUR PROGRAM, IT ENHANCES
THE SCHOOL. 20 WHAT IF YOU GOT BROADCAST RIGHTS AND ALL
THE GAMES WERE ON 21 TELEVISION? 22 WOULD YOU BE IN FAVOR OF THAT, OR ARE YOU
MORE CONSERVATIVE IN 23 THAT AREA? 24>>ID BE IN FAVOR OF IT, BUT I THINK THAT
EVERYONE WOULD HAVE 25 TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE. 26 I THINK THAT THE BIG STRIKE RIGHT NOW IS
THAT THERES MONEY THAT 23 1 BECOMES NOW INVOLVED, AND HOW DO YOU ALLOCATE
THAT MONEY. 2 FOR ME I SAY FORGET THE MONEY. 3 YOU KNOW WHAT, ITS GOOD FOR HAWAII FOOTBALL. 4 ITS GOOD FOR RECRUITING. 5 IT EXPOSES WHAT HAWAII FOOTBALL IS REALLY
ABOUT, WHICH IS 6 UNIQUE. 7 IT IS PROBABLY BETTER AND MORE UNIQUE THAN
ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE 8 COUNTRY. 9 ID COMPARE IT TO EVEN — A ID PUT IT RIGHT
UP AGAINST TEXAS 10 AND CALIFORNIA AS FAR AS FOOTBALL PLAYERS
AND THE TALENT AND 11 CALIBER OF FOOTBALL THATS BEING PLAYED. 12 BUT ANY TIME YOU START TO LOOK AT A SMALL
GROUP GETTING A LARGE 13 AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE, YOURE ALWAYS GOING
TO FACE SOME KIND OF 14 ADVERSITY THERE WHICH THE ILH HAS BEEN
FACING FOR A WHILE, 15 BECAUSE I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A PUSH,
WHETHER IT BE MORE ON 16 LINE AND TRYING TO STREAM THE ILH GAMES,
OR DOING DIFFERENT 17 THINGS, THERES BEEN RESISTANCE, AND A LOT
OF IT HAS COME DOWN 18 TO HEY, HOW IS THE MONEY ALLOCATED, WHY
DID THIS SMALL GROUP GET 19 THE BENEFIT. 20>>WELL SEE WHAT HAPPENS GOING FORWARD. 21 WE WISH YOU THE BEST. 22 GREAT START TO THE SEASON. 23 GOOD LUCK HEADING INTO THE ILH SCHEDULE. 24 WELL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON LEAHEY AND LEAHEY.

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