The Warrior Beat

Forward thinking

December 29th, 2011



EL PASO — Norm Chow noted that he has been in Hawaii only one day during his one-week tenure as UH head coach. To be precise, it was a 13-hour trip.

Chow, who will remain on the mainland for at least another week, will have telephone interviews with some members of the 2011 coaching staff next week, then meet with the players Jan. 10. The Warriors will begin hosting recruits Jan. 13. Chow said offensive linemen top the wish list. He also plans to honor oral commitments. Translation: Dustin Adams retains his offer.

Expect these changes:

• T-shirts and shorts will be out as travel wear.

• Practices probably will be closed to the public.

• No decision yet on the practice times. The past 13 years, the Warriors were one of the few teams to practice in the morning. Chow will decide after reviewing class schedules.

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Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake  said Lewis Walker is being used as the scout quarterback helping to simulate Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. Walker, who was raised in Salt Lake City, is a former UH defensive back.


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Another difference between Pac-12 schools and a school in the Pacific is detailed equipment trucks:


I think UH uses trucks borrowed from the University of Haul. I have noticed U-Haul logos.

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Well, it appears that UTEP and UH will be reunited. The alliance between Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference, of which UH will join as a football member in July, will result in two divisions. UTEP and the MWC schools will be part of the western division.

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