The beginning is near ...
Not sure how the offensive line will do.
Can't make a guess on the Warriors' pass rush.
But I know this for sure: The haka is the best it's ever been.
Nobody is trying to hide in the back, least of all the freshmen. The one thing that a UH official wondered was: If this is a team chant, why aren't the coaches involved? Why indeed?
* * * * *
The Warriors appeared to have correctly handled running back Alex Green's medical situation, holding him out for about a week before allowing him to resume practicing the past Thursday. Green had suffered a concussion from a non-football accident. The NCAA has implemented stricter guidelines in dealing with concussions — conditions the UH medical staff met in enforcing Green's care.
* * * * *
The area near the entrance of the grass practice field is known as Tommy's Corner, where strength coach Tommy Heffernan makes injured players do exercises, such as sit-ups and push-ups, while their teammates practice. Lately, there are about a couple of players assigned there. That's what happens in the days leading to the season opener.
* * * *
I erred in reporting that Ryan Henry is the No. 1 punt returner. That job belongs to Greg Salas.