The Warrior Beat


June 22nd, 2012

Whatever happened to . . .

• The Alema Tachibana case?

It's been nearly a week since Tachibana was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. When quarterback Cayman Shutter was arrested on a similar accusation on March 28, it took four days before he was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. After pleading no contest two weeks ago, Shutter was suspended for the first four games of 2012. The difference is Shutter's arrest occurred a week after spring training started. In Tachibana's situation, this is the offseason, when the players are on their own. UH will wait until after Tachibana's court appearance on July 16 before deciding on a disciplinary action. Tachibana remains on scholarship and is permitted to attend summer-session classes. UH's training camp opens on Aug. 1.

• Chris Williams?

Williams, who was the Warriors' video coordinator for four years, is now working for a company that installs solar paneling. (Slugger is his co-worker.) The self-described "Captain Planet" said his work is geared toward preserving the eco-system "one house at a time." Williams also is an aspiring clothes designer.

• The speakers?

With two weeks remaining in spring training, one of the amps blew out, forcing the Warriors to go mono for their remaining practices. The amp has been repaired, and the bass will once again be boom-boom-BOOMING for training camp.

• Juan Lozano?

Remember him? Maybe not. He was the Warriors' director of administration for about a month before deciding to depart. He sent a letter recently noting he is doing well at Florida International. Brad Jones has done well as Lozano's successor.

• Lasi Eselu?

Defensive end Ipulasi "Lasi" Eselu is no longer on the team.

• Scott Enos?

Enos, a former UH kicker, completed his first season with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League.

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