The Warrior Beat

Let the meetings begin

July 28th, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY — Just checked into the hotel for the WAC Media Preview. It should be interesting since, as we reported before, half of the schools won't be distributing media guides this year. Mack, Brashton Satele and John Estes don't arrive until tomorrow. I guess it's time to hit the mall.

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Saddleback CC linebacker Akoni Lasconia is expected to join the Warriors in January.

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It has been said athletic director Jim Donovan showed leadership by accepting a 7 percent paycut.
But I think it would have showed courage to not take a paycut.
Take a furlough. Lead a Hi-5 drive. Defer part of the income.
But now it puts the heat on every athletic department employee, including coaches, to accept a paycut or else appear to be greedy. What's a coach to say if asked?
Think about how much difficulty UH had in its recent hirings. It won't be easier to attract quality coaches knowing that, after signing, there might be pressure to accept reduced pay.
Your thoughts?

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Former UH setter Brian Beckwith is interested in serving as a graduate assistant for the Warrior volleyball team. Last season, he played professionally in Europe.


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