Archive for August, 2009

Estes named to All-America second team

August 31st, 2009
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Center John Estes has been named to the CBSSports.com 2009 Preseason All-America second team:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/12125704
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In UH time, today is Tuesday, which means it appears Lametrius Davis will be the starting left cornerback for Friday's opener against Central Arkansas.
Tank Hopkins was held out of another practice, and Lewis Walker, who has played well recently, also did not practice.
Davis gives the Warriors a physical bump-and-run corner they've lacked the past few years. At Butte College last season, Davis played mostly man-to-man coverage in a bear scheme.

Game week

August 30th, 2009
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Game week started with this morning's practice on Cooke/Ching Field. Several notes:

• It appears that Brent Rausch has nudged ahead of Bryant Moniz in the competition for the No. 2 quarterback's job. Rausch took most of the snaps. "You have to report what  you see," head coach Greg McMackin said.

• Defensive right end Fetaiagogo Fonoti did not practice because of a variety of ailments. But he said he will resume practicing this week and he promised to be ready for Friday's opener against Central Arkansas.

• Center John Estes resumed practicing after missing about four workouts because of a bruised left shin.

• There is concern about left cornerback Tank Hopkins' availability after he missed another practice because of an injured hip flexor. Lametrius Davis and Lewis Walker, who has been impressive the past week, are competing at left cornerback in Hopkins' absence.
• Safety Gary Nagy, a Kahuku graduate who relinquished a BYU scholarship to return home, has been cleared to practice. He must redshirt this season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. After that, he will have two years to play two seasons. He attended BYU for three semesters.
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And here are some old-school highlights:
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Happy birthday, Momo
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A friend needs some help. He's doing a story on Harry Kalas. Does anybody remember his broadcast partner for Hawaii Islander games? Thanks.

Off day

August 29th, 2009
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The coaches and players were given today as an off day as they head into the final stretch before Friday's season opener against Central Arkansas. But many of the coaches still plan to be busy, setting the practice schedule, evaluating videos and finalizing the game plan. They also will tinker with the depth chart; while several positions are "bracketed," you can only play one at a time.

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Interesting note from Pat Bigold:

NUNS' TAILGATE PARTY, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4:  Sister Joan of Arc Souza, St. Francis School principal, who has been a dedicated UH football fan since childhood in Pauoa, has once again bought a subscription to the pay-per-view telecasts of UH games and will project them on the wall of the campus student center.

She invites the Franciscan sisters, faculty and staff to hoist beer with her and cheer for the Warriors.

The nuns will be in tees and sweatshirts with UH logos. Sister Mary Edward Sugioka ("Sister Eddie") has a UH football dress she wears for the occasions.

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Happy birthday to Pride, Pomai, Cliff Sanchez, Dylan Linkner and Pohai Keli‘ikipi.

Cycle of kindness

August 28th, 2009
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The following donated money to Na Koa for a new bike for the football team. Their names will be entered in a drawing for two field passes for the UH-Utah State football game. The winner will be announced on Tuesday's Warrior Beat Show. BigHiloFan2 was the organizer.

Momo
Tom Mui
D1
Al
BG
DPK and Sweety
JaM and Brie
Kekoa
Liz Kauai
Ronnie
Sailor Blue and Mrs. Blue
UH Fan 808
Wafan
Uku@LA
22 Tokyo
Slugger
Whitey
Curveball
Cindy Cee
Haka
SJmacro and Myki
Oldie
A-House and Mrs. House
Ralph
Mad Dog
Ty Aiea
Capital-ist Wassup Doc
Lakesidegt
Midori7
Expat
JGM
Unkanesson
Jesse James
Old Diver
Duffer
Rich2176
Long Time UH Fan
702 Warrior Nation
Jason
Rob25

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Defensive tackle Chris Leatigaga is expected to miss a significant amount of playing time after  suffering at least a hyper-extension of his left knee. He underwent X-rays last night, after being hurt during the practice at Aloha Stadium, and is scheduled for an MRI today.

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The duel between Brent Rausch and Bryant Moniz for the No. 2 quarterback's job is expected to continue through early next week. Rausch and Moniz split reps today.

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All-purpose player Joey Iosefa of American Samoa is registered as a part-time student this semester. He is grayshirting this fall, and will join the Warriors in January.

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If you wish to keep up with the condition of Kent Kafentzis, a former UH defensive back battling cancer, please go to his blog:

http://coachkentk.blogspot.com/

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OK, I"m hooked on pho, well, now that I know how to pronounce it.

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Thursday night lights

August 27th, 2009
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The Warriors had their first — and only — dress rehearsal under the Aloha Stadium lights tonight. Middle linebacker Brashton Satele made an emotional appearance after returning from L.A., where he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. But defensive tackle Chris Leatigaga suffered what appeared to be a severe knee injury.

Twilight

Twilight

QBs get ready

QBs get ready

Princess Leila gets ready

Princess Leila gets ready

Cornerback Lewis Walker

Cornerback Lewis Walker

Referee Frank White came out of retirement.

Referee Frank White came out of retirement.

John Estes throws

John Estes throws

Estes, Aaron Rink

Estes, Aaron Rink

Walker breaks up pass to Mike Tinoco

Walker breaks up pass to Mike Tinoco

Satele

Satele

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Linebacker Cory Daniel has not practiced for more than a week after contracting pneumonia.

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BFFs:

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Hey, we had a fire drill yesterday. OK, minor problem, no alarm. (Since fixed, by the way.) But here are my cohorts:

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