Don't mess with Texas

September 29th, 2011
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HOUSTON — First things first

We found Papa's Bar-B-Q. Here are the babyback ribs and sausages:

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And this is where it all begins:

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Did I mention regular gasoline is $3.20 a gallon?

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OK, on to practice. There was a thunderstorm outside, which is why it was fortunate the Warriors practiced tonight in the University of Houston complex. They arrive:

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The artificial surface is actually placed on top of the track:

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On the wall at one end, a goal post is drawn:

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On another wall, there is padding, with illustrations of football players. Linemen can practice their punch blocks on these pads:

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The ceilings are about 40 yards from the field. Alex Dunnachie struck the ceiling with two of his punts before deciding he needed another challenge:

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Before practice, former NFL running back Alonzo Highsmith addressed the team. Here are Highsmith and quarterback Bryant Moniz:

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Cornerback Mike Edwards, with "Swag" cut into his hair:

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Across the street from the hotel there is "Aranda's Bakery," which, of course, is not affiliated with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda:

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Defensive tackle Geordon Hanohano practices a swim move:

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Scott Harding on the return:

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Jordan Gomes, Luke Ingram and Rykin Enos:

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The grass and dirt from UH's practice field is still caked on Luke Ingram's cleats:

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OK, let's take a tour of the Houston indoor facility.

Here's the volleyball section, which holds about 700:

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There's an amazing Hall of Fame center.

One exhibit focuses on Phi Slamma Jamma:

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And there's a section for golf. That's David Ishii on the far right:

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