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May 21, 03 "Mooses NCAA Hawaii Warriors Footy report"
Hawai'i Warriors NCAA Football Report
By: Warrior-Moose Salzer
Former Univ. of Hawai'i Warrior SLB Chris Brown signed a one-yr. contract w/
the Baltimore Ravens (not Stallions, Myk) earlier this month. He along current
Norfolk Nighthawk FB/LB Chris Morant will report to a mini-camp June 8th,
The Warrior's Brown played for Aina in the Feb., 1st Hula Bowl squad - a game
Myk & I attended on Maui & won defensive player of the game honors.
Brown is 6'1" & 253 lbs. Morant is 6'1" & 236 lbs." Moose
May 7, 03 "Mooses NCAA Footy report"
NCAA Football News
By: Rich Salzer
One of the most prestigious Univ. football programs continues to dig out from
under the fallout of their choices indiscretions of last week, mainly the Univ.
of Alabama Crimson tide. They have narrowed their choices of coaches down to
longtime NFL offensive coordinator Sylvester Croom & Miami Dolphin QB coach
Mike Shula, a former Alabama left-handed QB from the 1980's.
Either one of these men would be an excellent choice. Croom also played for the
Crimson Tide varsity football team. Other candidates previously mentioned were: Eight-yr.
Jacksonville Jaguar coach Tom Coughlin, current Alabama defensive coordinator,
Joe Kines & Texas A&M defensive coordinator, Carl Torbush.
University of Hawai'i RB Fiaseu still part of team
By: Randy Myamoto & Moose Salzer
Univ. of Hawai'i Warrior RB Pesefea Fiaseu, who did not play enough last season
to letter for the Warriors, is still an important member of the team, according
to Warrior coach June Jones. As reported on KUMU 2 /AM 1500 Sun night by
Superbowltimes.com's Randy Myamoto. Total-CFL/MYKAUSSIE.com's Moose Salzer, an
ex-Warrior from the 1980's became surprised when he didn't see Fiaseu's name on
the Warrior's roster & noticed his biography missing from the returning
The 248-lb. Fiaseu, who rushed for 35 yds. & caught 2 passes for the
Warriors in '02 & started 1 game, moved up from fourth to second string @ FB
for the Warriors in their one back 'run-&-shoot' offence, after injuries
took Mike Bass & John West out of the lineup w/ 5 games left in the season.
The Warriors other backs included special teamers Jonathan Kauka, who lost out
on his bid to red-shirt after suffering a season ending knee injury in game two,
Chad Kapanui, who can also play QB/DB & KR, Michael Brewster. Seniors Thero
Mitchell, the best blocker & pass catcher on the '02 Warriors & Josh
Galeai have graduated.
Two yrs. ago Kiki Misipeka didn't letter as a red-shirt junior & left before
his senior season & played arenafootball2 in the spring for the San Diego
Riptide who are an opponent of the Hawai'i Islanders, who play @ Neil Blaisdell
Centre in downtown Honolulu. The Warriors returning RBs so far are: Bass, West,
Brewster, Kapanui (who may move full time to DB or QB) & Fiaseu." Moose
5, 2003 "Yeh. Yeh, Yeh Aussie
Punter Mat McBriar now with me Denver Bronco's!" Myk Aussie
Mat McBriar signed a 3-year deal with the Denver Broncos. He
was a priority free agent and received offers from several teams. I met
you briefly at the Hula Bowl with Mat. I represent Mat with regards to
his NFL contract negotiations.
Regards, Bruce Cunningham, Denver
I am so happy you got Mat signed with me Bronco's. I'm sure Jason Elam
& the other great guys at the Broncos will look after Mat in Denver
& in the awesome NFL! Mates
you can check my interview with Mat the former Melbourne boy who has been
punting with the Uni of Hawaii at the recent Hula Bowl
luck at me Bronco's Mat. Mat comes from Melbourne & played Aussie
Rules before joining the Uni of Hawaii. Mat I am 99.9% sure is the 1st Aussie ever to be
"drafted" no "not drafted" a "priority free
agent" in the NFL! I believe I have that correct as Darren Bennett
came to San Diego via NFL Europe." Myk Aussie
April 30, 2003 "Mooses NFL "Pro Uni Hawaii" Draft footy report!
Jeff former "Mr CFL Media Man" Dominic's NFL Draft Report!
Unfortunately Star Aussie Punter Mat McBriar did not get drafted. Will we now
see the Uni of Hawaii & Aussie punter in the CFL ? Hope so!" Myk Aussie
NCAA-NFL Football Draft
Report By: Rich 'Moose' Salzer
Team-by-Team selections, highlighting top player picked:
Note: my grades I gave were
for the total draft picks of each team based on what they need , not on the
player I profiled.**
Arizona - Bryant Johnson, wr, Penn. St., overall draft rating: C+
Baltimore - Kyle Boller, qb, California, B-
Buffalo - Lauvale Sape, dt, Utah (Myk & I met him @ the airport about to fly
home from after the Pro Bowl. We saw him play in Hula Bowl.), A-
Carolina - Jordan Gross, ot, Utah, (A teammate of Buffalo's Lauvale Sape), C+
Chicago - Rex Grossman, qb, Florida, B+
Cincinnati - Carson Palmer, qb, Southern Cal. (the Heisman trophy winner), B+
Cleveland - Jeff Faine, c, Notre Dame, A-
Dallas - Terrence Newman, cb, Kansas St. (picked by Moose on his All-American
team for 2002-03), A
Denver - George Foster, ot, Georgia (no pun intended; name by st.!), B
Detroit - David (Circus) Kircus, wr, Grand Valley St. (Div. III), (See Football
Fan Frenzy 3 video for more about him - he put on quite a show @ Hula
Bowl - two TDs in the 1st half for the offensive player of the game.)
Green Bay - Nick Barnett, lb, Oregon St., A-
Houston - Dave Ragone, qb, Louisville, (Broke all of Jay Gruden's career marks
the Cardinals & Coach Howard Schnellenberger even though his arm is a ?) B+
Indanapolis - Dallas Clark, te, Iowa (w/ a name like that he should have went to
Jacksonville - Vince Manuwai, og, Hawai'i Warriors, A-
Kansas City - Larry Johnson, rb, Penn St., C
Miami - Eddie Moore, lb, Tenn., B
Minnesota - Kevin Williams, dt, Oklahoma St., B+
New England - Kliff Kingsbury, qb, Texas Tech, (Another good draft for the Pats,
Myk & I saw this kid too @ the Hula Bowel. He qb'd Aina team in 1st half),B+
New Orlean - Jonathan Sullivan, dt, Georgia, D+
N.Y. Giants - William Joseph, dt, Miami, B-
N.Y. Jets - Brooks Bollinger, qb, Wisconsin, B--
Oakland - Nnamidi Asomugha, db, California D
Philadelphia - Jerome McDougle, de, Miami, A-
Pittsburgh - Troy Polamalu, s, Southern Cal., A-
Saint Louis - Pisa Tinoisamoa, lb, Hawai'i Warriors, A-
San Diego - Sammy Davis, db, Tezas A & M (w/ a name like that, I wonder if
San Francisco - Ken Dorsey, qb, Miami (a bargain @ the price w/ a 38-2 mark in
Seattle - Wayne Hunter, ot, Hawai'i Warriors, A-
Tampa Bay - Chris Simms, qb, Texas (son of ex-Giant great Phil, who Myk & I
met @ the Super Bowl Press Conference fro S.B. MVPs), C+
Washington - Gibran Hamden, qb, Indiana, D-
**Notes - It amazes me that moreUniv. of Hawai'i Warriors were not drafted : P,
Mat McBriar, C, Lui Fuata, WR, Justin Colbert, LB, Chris Brown, LB, Matt Wright,
DE La'anui, Correa, OB, Shawn Withy-Allen, RBs, Thero Mitchell & Josh Galeai.
Mat not being drafted may have something to do w/ an unfavorable review I read
about him in the Pro Football weekly Draft paper back that comes out every
spring that erroneously called him inconsistent! (Thanks a joke!) Note: my
grades I gave were for the total draft picks of each team based on what they
need , not on the player I profiled." Moose
mate former CFL media champ Jeff Dominic has supplied MYKwebWORLD with a great
NFL Draft report!" Myk Aussie
"Myk Aussie & Mates. So much for only going seven rounds deep! All the above players will be in
either NFL, CFL camps this spring/summer (CFL camp opens in May, the NFL in
July) or playing indoors come next spring.
Bengals - Of course I am a fan but to be honest the Bengals have the best draft going in
the entire NFL after the first three rounds. Palmer of course was a no brainer
when you get right down to it. He wanted to come to Cinci. Enough
said. Steinbach, the guard from Iowa, is probably the best offensive lineman at
his position in the draft. He is a former tight end who is 6-6, 297 and
runs a 4.8 forty (not bad for a white guy). He is the who showed he
could play left tackle at the senior bowl. He can even be moved to centre.
I thought he would be drafted between picks 18-25. To get him at the top
of round 2 was awesome value.
Then in the third round we got Kelley Washington, the WR from Tennessee.
Had he not had to have neck surgery after a concussion this year he would have
been a lock for the top ten (likely a top 5 - he is that awesome of an athlete).
He runs a 4.5 at 6-2, 225 with a 38 inch vertical. Carl Pickens was a
Tennessee guy we got in round 2. Now we have a better prospect in round 3.
I love the pick. We have good depth there so that he can learn the offence
and not be thrown in right away but don't be surprised to see him play a lot
sooner than later.
With Dillon in a single back set with Chad Johnson and Kelley Washington out
wide with Peter Warrick in the slot and last year's rookie starting tight end
Matt Schobel lined up we are going to be good if not great on offence.
Kitna knows the offence and was very good last year. Now we have a young
left tackle (Levi Jones, last year's first rounder) a very good right tackle in
Willie Anderson (out first rounder from 1996) and Steibach with our solid other
guards and centre. Palmer can practice with these guys and learn the
offence and then light it up next year or the one after that. The way this draft
is going I bet the Bengals take Rien Long, a DT from Washington State, with the
first pick in Round 4. He is a pash rushing tackle with great speed (he is
almost 6-5 and 286 lbs. with a 4.9 forty). He is coming out as a junior.
He had both knee and shoulder injuries (I believe surgery on both, definitely
the reason he has slipped). However, he still has a first round grade and
he has the ability to play end (due to his height and speed). He would be
a very good left end I think coming right at the QBs face and getting his long
arms and good vertical in the air to bat down passes.
Buffalo McGahee to Buffalo was a big surprise because they have Henry and he is young.
Also the Bills have had a really active off-season, greatly improving their D.
Taylor, the WR from Florida, would have been good with Moulds and Josh Reed (the
lost Pierless Price in free-agency to the Falcons). I think they have a
chance to win it all this year with the right breaks. McGahee could be
awesome and this pick could end up being a huge steal. Time will tell.
Personally I love the fact that a team gambled on him simply because you would
not cut a player like him if he had hurt himself after one year with you so why
not take him when he hurt himself at an even younger age when he can heel
What the hell was Houston doing taking a QB in round 3 when Fargas and other rated backs (Chris Brown and
Onterrio Smith) on the board. Another mistake, similar to not taking
Portis in round 2 last year. Fargas went to Oakland
and can learn under Garner. Simms went to Tampa
Bay. That was a very
good pick (last of the third round). Gruden can coach him. Baltimore I have to admit had a great first round. Most thought they would take Boller at
10. Suggs fell to them there and they also got Boller at 19. I like
what Dallas has done. The best athlete and corner in Newman, the second best centre in
Al Johnson and the highest rated tight end (not the first one selected though)
The same goes for Detroit.
Rogers is great. Boss Bailey is a steal. Him on turf will be fun to
watch (he is 6-2, 230 and runs a sub 4.4 forty) and Cory Redding was the USA
High School Defensive Player of the Year when he went to Texas. He is a
good third round pick who should help right away. He might not play every
down. He also has good PR value because of his past. Sells tickets
and creates enthusiasm. Indy did well overall. They added the best pass catching tight end in the draft
(Dallas Clark). Now they might be the quads instead of the triplets. Minnesota in all of their weirdness improved their D but not their secondary. New
England drafted well.
Their third pick, the WR Bethel Johnson, can fly. They drafted Deion
Branch late last year and he did well.
Oakland did a lot of
reaching going for athletes that have upsides but are not finished projects.
It will be interesting to see how Teyo Johnson fits in. I love the fact
that he can learn the receiver position from Rice and Brown. Check out
Johnson's size (almost 6-7, 248 lbs with a 4.65 forty). No one is quite
sure how to use him. I bet Gannon figures out a way, especially on fade
and corner routes in the red zone.
Look for Seattle this year. Their offence was really clicking in the second half with Matt
Hasselback. Now with two highly rated DBs (a corner and safety) and a
tackle look for them to be that much better. They need to get off to a
good start this year. Tennessee got Woolfolk, Calico (the WR I mentioned late in my last e-mail) and Brown the
RB from Colorado as depth for George. A good job. Washington and Spurrier in particular have to be happy that with only three picks in the
entire draft Taylor, the WR from Florida (see Spurrier) fell to them. They
also got a bull-dozing guard from Texas (Dockery is 6-6, 347).
By the way, we had a huge blizzard in Calgary today. I was in shorts the other
day. We got about 8 inches I say." Jeff Dominic
"Thanks Jeff for the
great report. Your not only a great CFL man but a great NFL man as well"
2003 "Mooses NCAA footy report" Myk Aussie
NCAA Footy Column,
March, 26th, '03
By: Moose Salzer
Univ. of Hawai'i footy news: six hot prospects from the U. of Hawai'i Warriors
program are going into the NFL draft: OLm Wayne Hunter, Lui Fuata, Vince Manuwai
Myk & my mate P, Mat McBriar, "...McBriar has the strongest leg of any punter to
come out of U S college in the last five yrs...Shows outstanding hang
time...shows above-average hands & curacy...
McBriar, who grew up in Melbourne, playing Aussie Rules Footy, did NOT rank in
the top 20 punter ONLY because Hawai'i only punted 48 last season (McBriar 44 of
those punts)...He would have ranked 2nd in the U S w/ his 46.2 career avg..."
That was the report from the '03 Sporting News Pro Football Scouting
report...They (S.N.) claim he will be the top punter drafted this spring & will
go 'before the sixth round'...I believe he'll go to either Rose's Kansas City or
Mike Vick's Hotlanta, who have retiring former Montreal P/H,
Former Falcon Dan
Straszinski just signed w/ the Jets...last season he played P/H for Rose's
Chiefs..Other hawai'i players projected to go high in the NFL college player
draft include: CA. raised S Troy Polamalu,
OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa (hawai'ian for 'tiny samoan', which he ain't!) & LB Chris
Brown, who was defencive MVP @ the Hula Bowl in Maui in Feb...Vince would do
well on the Chargers, maybe Lui Fuata too, because they have Big Island OG, Toni
Fonoti, of Nebraska U., who started last season for San Diego as a rook...Darren
Bennett thought Toni played well...
Three other players who will not be drafted but could make an impact in a few
yrs. have also graduated from U.H. & could be real good prospects are: P/K/H
Greg Kliedon, Mat's mate, OB/H/ST Shawn Withy-Allen &
FB, Josh Galeai & RB, Thero Mitchell...Kleidon suffered a hernia water-skiing a
couple of yrs. ago & lost out to McBriar @ P & Justin Ayat @ K...Greg, a
Norwegian by birth could be a good candidate for NFL E this or
next yr...He will be going to teach part-time this spring in
Europe...Withy-Allen, who played @ least one play in 13 games @ QB, splitting 6
games w/ Tim Chang also played ST/KR & reserve RB for the Warriors last
season...He has been a holder for two season before that...Withy-Allen is from
Kalaheo H.S. on Oahu & is 6'5" & 230 lbs...I thought he was the 2nd best
running-QB in the NCAAs last season, only to
talented lefty from Iowa, Brad Banks, who Myk & I saw play in the Hula Bowl in
Feb...Withy-Allen passed for 57.%, 770 yds., 7 TDs w/ only 2 ints. & rushed for
221 yds. w/ 6.0 avg. in 30% of the time @ QB last season...
Whieldon, who threw 3 TDs as #3 QB, (was ahead of Shawn for 3 games @
QB while Withy played ST/KR/RB in 1st 3 games...) & Chad Kapanui also played the
pivot the other 70% of the time last yr. @ U.H...Galeai played reserve OB behind
Mitchell but he & soph RB, Pesefia Fiaseu started spliting the RB w/ Mitchell
late in the yr...Galeai is 236 lbs. & is an excellent blocker/short-yardage back
near goalline for TDs & 1st downs...Mitchell started most of the last two
seasons @ RB for Hawai'i but gave up considerable time to Mike Bass (small,
quick & injury-prone) & John West, who really is just a kick-returner despite an
81 yd. TD v. Ricky Ray (CFL/Ar.FL-er)'s Fresno State...Mitchell is an excellent
strong 213 lb
blocker/pass catcher who also averaged 5.5 yds. per carry...Withy-Allen had a 42
yd. run v. Texas El-Paso in which he broke 7 tackles down the sideline...He had
4 TDs on the ground in the 7 games he ran the ball...If he had been a starter @
either QB or RB all season he would have 1500 yds. of offence based on a
starter's projection...All 5 of these players would make great CFL-ers, too,
even though they would have to play under the "Import" label...These players
show how deep June Jones teams have been @ Hawai'i the
last four seasons...All 5 of these guys were recruited by Jones & were in his
50-pt-per-game offense these last 4 seasons...Their sometime lack of
playing-time as clear-cut starters (all except Mitchell) should be attributed to
a deep talented program that has averaged 8 wins per season over the last four
yrs...Jones record is now 32-19...In 1998 Hawai'i went 0-12 & was ranked dead
(hold that thought...) last in every major statistical category...
The former NFL/CFL
QB & NFL coach Jones has turned Hawai'i into the #25 ranked program in the
nation...The New England Patriots, 1 season removed from Super Bowl Champs, have
re-signed Honolulu's LB Maugaula Tuitele, who played in the NFL E season, 1 yr.
ago spring, w/ the Rhein Fire...Bye for now & GO WARRIOR
NATION! " Moose
2003 "MYKwebTV is now up! Myk, Moose & Mat at the NCAA Hula Bowl, Maui 2003."
interviews NCAA Hawaii Warrior Star Punter Mat McBriar. Mat is from Melbourne,
here " Moose
"Myk with his new
Aussie Mate star NCAA punter Mat McBriar" Moose
2003 "Myk, Moose & Mat in Maui for the NCAA All Star Hula Bowl"
"Mat McBriar the
star Aussie & Hawaiian Warrior punter boots the footy a mile! Moose "Mr
Nth American Football" Mat's punt must have been a record ? With the aid of
the breeze I reckon Mat booted it the whole length of the field. 70 yards was
the record I bet he beat that! What a great day it was in Maui for the NCAA all
star game." Myk Aussie
Bowl 2003 Maui, Hawai'i
Aussie.com you are correct. I was a massive punt by your new Aussie mate! The
Aina(South) squad lead by three University of Hawai'i players came back to beat
the Kai(North) squad 27-24, in the final NCAA Bowl game
the season before an announced crowd of 16,000 @ Maui Stadium, Sat.
1st, 2003. The Kai team also had three
Univ. of Hawai'i players
the field tonight, too. Kai LB Chris Brown won the game's MVP.
Hula Bowl is the NCAA college senior all-star game & features
best available seniors players in the U S. This season 7 Japanese all-stars
from Japan played on the two squads as well.
is a list of Univ. of Hawai'i players that were on the two teams:
Brown LB, Sean Butts, DB, Mat
McBriar, P, La'anui Correa, DE,
the Kai squad & Justin Colbert, WR, & INJ. C Lui Fuata for Aina.
the first quarter Kai scored two TDs by offencive MVP David (Circus)
who made two great TD catches from both QB David Kingsbury
Carl Morris. Aina's S Sean Butts played an good game for Kai in
half. The pre game & half time shows were outstanding with fine local
talented singers &
hula dancers of all ages. The
third quarter was a defensive struggle as Kai managed a FG, the only points
of the period. Chris Brown, Sean Butts & their defensive mates continued
their fine play. But Aina gained confidence when they held the explosive Kai
offence to only three points.
the fourth quarter it was all Aina as the South squad scored the final 24
points. Mat McBriar only had one punt in the game but it went for at least 65
yards. The Hula Bowl record for longest punt was 70 yards in 1972 by Chester
Marcol, formerly a Packer(NFL) kicker.
used three successful onside kicks to gain control of the ballgame
5:32 left. With 56 seconds left, Minnesota K Dan Nystrom kicked the
winning points. An oddity was two cornerbacks sat down for Kai &
WRs replaced them without Coach Mack Brown's permission & were burned for long gains on the
final drive. One player who made a spetacular catch & almost introduced
himself to Myk & I on the sidelines was San Diego
State star Kassim Osgood. Myk & I met Mike McCaskey, Managing general
partner of the Chicago Bears on the media elevator & told him about Osgood.
He also conferred to us that former CFL QB Henry Burris is going to the NFL E
& I met with Mat McBriar & Greg Kliedon the Hawai'i kickers after the
game. Greg did a great job filming the interview of Myk & Mat. I joked w/
Myk that we both just shook hands w/ a future millionaire! Also I gave Greg a
tip on contacting Nick Polk w/ NFL E about a try out. He is a talented kid who
played junior college & then went to UH, got hurt then sat behind McBriar
& Justin Ayat as a senior. He will be teaching in Europe this summer anyway,
so NFL E would be a good fit. I also told him about the scouting report I sent
to the Ottawa Renegades
his friend Shawn Withy-Allen one of the U H QBs. Myk & I thank the NCAA for
the fine hospitality there in Maui @ the game, the chance to film the Heisman
trophy & get media credentials." Moose Salzer
"Myk's Mates Club" Myk,
Moose & Mat at
the Hula Bowl. Amazing sideline MYKwebTV.
Pro Football Weekly: NCAA
and Pro Football Video Picks with amazing coverage from Myk Aussie The Pro
Football Comedy Media Guy.
In Inet NFL MYKwebTV!
***** It's here.
To "Myk's Mates Club
MYKwebTV" Unreal MYKwebTV show of Myk & Moose on the
sidelines at The NFL Pro Bowl 2003, Myk, Moose & Mat in Maui for the NCAA
Hula Bowl 2003, Myk the web SportsCaster in Phoenix for US/CDN Aussie Rules
Footy Competition, Myk at CFL Grey Cup 2002 Pts 3-6, Myk & Moose in San
Diego for Super Bowl XXXVII week, Myk Cwoc & Cwoa hunting & lots lots
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