The Warrior Beat

Super Regional postponed

May 28th, 2010

The Super Regional between UH and Alabama has been postponed until tomorrow because of today's thunderstorm.

Game are scheduled for 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Hawaii time), and will air on ESPNU.

If necessary, Game 3 will be Sunday.

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ESPN did something about building a fantasy NFL team. I'm bored, I figured I'd give it a shot using UH players from the past 11 years.

Rules are this: 53-player roster. Players have to be relatively in shape, so that includes guys in the pros, recently retired, recent UH graduates. That last item is known as the Nick Rolovich Rule. I asked sportscaster Robert Kekaula for suggestions. He mentioned Rolo. So I called Rolo, asked him if he could throw the rock. "Of course," Rolo said, mentioning that he does 200 push-ups a day. (Not certain if they're consecutive.) So Rolo's in.

So here's my team:

QB: Colt Brennan,
QB: Nick Rolovich.
QB: Shawn Withy-Allen.

RB: Nate Ilaoa,
RB: West Keliikipi
RB: Chad Kapanui
RB: Daniel Libre

WO: Jason Rivers
WO: Ashley Lelie
WO/SB: Greg Salas
WO: C.J. Hawthorne
SB: Davone Bess
SB: Chad Owens
SB: Ryan Grice-Mullins

T: Wayne Hunter
T/G Tala Esera
T/G: Laupepa Letuli
T/G: Aaron Kia
C: Samson Satele
C/G: John Estes
G: Kynan Forney
G: Vince Manuwai
G/C: Hercules Satele

NT: Lawrence Wilson
NT Isa‘ako Sopoaga
NT/DT: Vaughn Meatoga

DE: Melila Purcell III
DE: Ikaika Alama-Francis
DE: Keala Watson
DE: Michael Lafaele

OLB: Travis LaBoy
OLB: David Veikune
OLB: Pisa Tinoisamoa
OLB: Adam Leonard
OLB: Francis Maka
OLB: Fetaiagogo Fonoti

ILB: Solomon Elimimian
ILB: Baze Soares
ILB: Jeff Ulbrich
ILB: R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
ILB:  Timo Paepule

CB: Kenny Patton
CB: Jeramy Bryant
CB/NB: Ryan Mouton
CB: Ryan Keomaka
NB: Richard Torres
SS:  Jake Patek
SS: Spencer Smith
FS: Leonard Peters
FS: Keao Monteilh

PK: Dan Kelly
P: Mat McBriar
LS: Tanuvasa Moe

Explanation: Where's Tim Chang? Of course, he's one of the top three. But it just wouldn't be right to let him run the scout team. The NFL trend is the 3-4 ,so that's this team's defense. I know Keala Watson was an inside guy, but in the 3-4, it's better to have DT-like guys on the outside. Michael Lafaele sometimes played too upright. He's perfect at DE.  David Veikune and Travis LaBoy will be used as stand-up rushers, like Jason Taylor. There also is an emphasis on special teams, which is why Francis Maka, Fetaiagogo Fonoti, Timo  Paeipule, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, Richard Torres, Spencer Smith and Ryan Keomaka secured roster spots. Jake Ingram is the school's greatest long-snapper, but Tanuvasa Moe is a great tackler (and McBriar is not) and he also can play linebacker.

Your arguments?

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Happy birthday to Brie Adams.

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