By Stephen Tsai
Here's the (tentative) 2009 spring roster:
Quarterbacks: Greg Alexander, Shane Austin, Inoke Funaki, Steele Jantz, Bryant Moniz, Brent Rausch.
Kicker: Brett Symonds.
Offensive linemen: Taylor Choy, John Estes, Andrew Faaumu, David Garness, Brysen Ginlack, Austin Hansen, Ray Hisatake, Raphael Ieru, Daniel Johnson, Lucas Kennard, Aaron Kia, Clayton Laurel, Matagisila Lefiti, Levi Legay, Brett Leonard, Laupepa Letuli, Joey Lipp, Daniel Otineru, Ikaika Rodenhurst, Adrian Thomas, Bronson Tiwanak, Tuiatua Tuiasosopo, Drew Uperesa.
Receivers: Joe Avery, Craig Bell, Dustin Blount, Rodney Bradley, Ryan Henry, Jett Jasper, Matt Kiel, Malcolm Lane, Troy Lauduski, Daniel Lofton, Jon Medeiros, Miah Ostrowski, Corey Paclebar, Kealoha Pilares, Royce Pollard, Greg Salas, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Jovonte Taylor, Rick Taylor, Mike Tinoco.
Running backs: Kimo Alo, Joey Cadiz, Kennedy Carlson, Jake Heun, Kahekili Kalalau, Bryce Kalauokaaea, Daniel Libre, Jayson Rego, Hogan Rosehill, Leon Wright-Jackson.
Defensive backs: Chris Black, Jeramy Bryant, Steven Christian, JoPierre Davis, Lametrius Davis, Rykin Enos, Kenny Estes, Jordan Gomes, Tank Hopkins, Marvin Judd, Kawika Ornellas, Fefootai Papalii, Mana Silva, Spencer Smith, Steven Stepter, Richards Torres, Lewis Walker, Cody Walker.
Linebackers: Pookela Ahmad, Josh Andrews, Paipai Falemalu, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, Art Laurel, Mana Lolotai, Joseph Malabuyoc, Marc Moody,Vili Nauahi, Corey Paredes, Josh Rice, Brashton Satele, Blaze Soares.
Defensive linemen: Cameron Allen-Jones, Abraham Cavco-Amoy, Victor Clore, Haku Correa, John Fonoti, David Haoka, Geordon Hanohano, Chris Leatigaga, Waylon Lolotai, Antwan "Tua" Mahaley, Vaughn Meatoga, Bo Montgomery, Elliott Purcell, Aaron Rink, Landon Satele, Rocky Savaiigaea, Alema Tachibana, Alasi Toilolo, Tuika Tufaga, Keahi Watson, Quentin Beaver.
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This is the final recruiting weekend before Wednesday's signing day. Monday is the start of the dead period in which coaches may not initiate any contact with prospects.
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There was laughter.
Too much fun for a late-night errand run to Wal-Mart.
And that's when I saw defensive tackles Rocky Savaiigaea and Tuika Tufaga.
Shampoo run, they said.
It was a reminder that college students are college students, and everyone is on a budget.
It's even tougher on Tufaga, who is not on scholarship.
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Did I forget to mention that, according to the word on the street, safety Keao Monteilh has been offered a student manager's position this spring?
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Did I forget to mention that earlier this month, Erik "E-Rob" Robinson and Monteilh's sister wed?