The Warrior Beat

Alexander, Rausch work out

May 28th, 2008

The Warriors had their first unsupervised field drills today. Inoke Funaki served as the unofficial coach. Mike Washington, Aaron Bain, Leon Wright-Jackson, Vili Nauahi and Jameel Dowling also had leadership roles.

Here's a picture of Inoke Funaki, Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch and Mike Tinoco.


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Here's Greg Alexander. ("When I first saw him, I wanted to know, who's the D-end?" Funaki recalled).


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Here are Rausch, Alexander and Tinoco:


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Running back Camron Carmona said he will transfer to a Division II or Division III team. He said he is considering Midwestern State (Texas), Chapman or Occidental.
"I spoke with coach (Greg) McMackin, and he was really helpful," said Carmona, who has one season of eligibility remaining. "It's an easy break. I'd love to stay here, but for me, it's not the best place for me as far as football situation."
Carmona joined the Warriors last summer, reuniting with his Mater Dei High teammate, Colt Brennan.
At the suggestion of the coaches, he moved from cornerback to running back. He served on the scout team last season.
Carmona was not invited to training camp, which has a 105-player roster limit. But he was asked to join the team on Aug. 25, the first day of the fall semester, when rosters may expand.
"I love the camaraderie and friends I made in Hawai‘i," Carmona said. "I met people I'll be friends with for the rest of my life. I'm sad about leaving, but I have to look out for myself and my situation."
Carmona leaves in good academic standing. Because he was not on scholarship, he will not impact UH's APR rating.

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Quarterbacks Kiran Kepo‘o and Bryce Kalauokaaea will report to the Warriors on Aug. 25.
That's also when quarterback Bryant Moniz will report. Moniz, a Leilehua High graduate, played at Fresno City College last season.

kepoo_kiran.jpgKiran Kepoo

kalauokaaea_bryce.jpgBryce Kalauokaaea

moniz.jpgBryant Moniz

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Shane Austin is on schedule for a full recovery from a broken right foot suffered on the final play of the Warrior Bowl.
The cast was removed Monday.

austin_shane.jpgShane Austin

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Mike Wedge found this great football video:

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Colt Brennan took a short break to attend his agent Ryan Tollner's wedding this past weekend in Irvine, Calif. Among the guests were Ben Roethlisberger and Trent Edwards.

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UH basketball's conference room:


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Here's the lovely newlywed, Kortney Borthwick:


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At Roosevelt, she was our prom queen. At The Advertiser, she's one of the bigwigs in classified ad sales. Here's Pauline Nomura:


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