November 30th, 2010
Congrats to former Warrior Craig Stutzmann, who has been named the receivers coach at Idaho State. He was the GA at Memphis this season and, prior to that, served as a GA at UH in 2008 and assistant coach at Portland State in 2009. Stutzmann, of course, had a productive career as a UH slotback.
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At last count, there will be 30 seniors honored following Saturday's regular-season finale against Nevada-Las Vegas. Defensive tackle David Hafoka and offensive lineman Clint Daniel are seeking medical exemptions that will allow them to play next season.
Let's hope the mic hogs and unauthorized pre-ceremony lei givers can can do the right thing so the program can start on time. Nothing worse than long delays leaving the stadium to look like a New Mexico State home game.
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Progressive thinking should not be discouraged, but sometimes it is better, really, not to take the tools to something that is hunky and dory.
For instance, UH officials should scrap any suggestion of creating a men's volleyball league of Big West teams. The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is one of the best sports conferences in the country. Among the members are USC, UCLA, BYU and Stanford. Those also would be the schools that UH would not be guaranteed to play if it were part of a Big West-only volleyball league. And don't forget that it's hard to schedule UCLA, anyway. The Bruins have long refused to play the Warriors in football. And they will only meet in basketball in Pauley Pavilion, and even that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
And, besides, there is only one slight glitch to the plan. UH isn't even in the Big West yet. UH officials need to stop trying to remodel a house it doesn't own.
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After every football game, there are statistical and play-by-play sheets distributed. We have an autographed one from the New Mexico State game. If you'd like to enter a drawing for this, ahem, green-friendly prize, please post: Happy birthday, Mrs. BigHiloFan.
Avis chooses a winner tonight.