The Warrior Beat

WAC hates UH: 2009 schedule is released

March 31st, 2009

From UH:
Sept. 4          CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Sept. 12        at Washington State
Sept. 19        at UNLV
Sept. 30        at Louisiana Tech*
Oct. 10         FRESNO STATE*
Oct. 17         at Idaho*
Oct. 24         BOISE STATE*
Oct. 31         at Nevada*
Nov. 7          UTAH STATE*
Nov. 14        NEW MEXICO STATE*
Nov. 21        at San Jose State*
Nov. 28        NAVY
Dec. 5           WISCONSIN

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Just because there's no practice, it doesn't mean there are no workouts. The Warriors ran sprints and lifted weights this morning. Here's a picture of Waylon Lolotai, Alasi Toilolo, Victor Core and Elliott Purcell:


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And here's defensive end Aaron Rink:


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And here's offensive lineman Austin Hansen:


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And here's offensive lineman Matagisila Lefiti's new tattoo:


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For the first practice, the offensive line looked sharp yesterday. In part, it was new coach Gordy Shaw's emphasis on fundamentals and techniques. Often, he would stop a drill to offer pointers. He also has that knack of being able to observe several blockers at once.
But the main reason for the improvement is the line's overall good health. Last spring, center John Estes was hindered by a hamstring injury suffered while running the 40-yard dash. Tackles Aaron Kia and Laupepa Letuli and guard Raphael Ieru had a variety of injuries. Now they look fine.

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Wideout Rodney Bradley said he still is adjusting to the offense. He's grateful for being a mid-year transfer, which gives him an extra semester of work.

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Wideout Royce Pollard, listed as the backup to Malcolm Lane on the right side, appears poised for a breakout season.

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Agent Kenny Zuckerman alerts us to this Sporting News article, which mentions Ryan Mouton:

Here's an excerpt:

10. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii (5-9, 187)
Mouton is not a well known prospect by the media, but NFL personnel men have started to move him up draft boards this spring. He is an athletic cornerback with the foot quickness and explosiveness to close on passes in a flash, and he has the ball skills to break up passes. He also is a competitive player who flies upfield to deliver violent tackles. He should be a nickel cornerback as a rookie and a starter in time.


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A very happy birthday to Colomaohana.


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Also, happy birthyday to JeJe (pictured  left, next to Kazz and JoJo):


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