The Warrior Beat

Cornerback is getting closer

July 5th, 2012

Cornerback Justin Turner arrives in Hawaii this evening.

He said he still is awaiting final approval to complete his transfer, but is "on the right track."

Asked if he will be cleared before the Aug. 1 start of training camp,  Turner said: "I know I will be."

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It is a concern that City College of San Francisco, as one headline phrased it, is on the "brink of closure."

CCSF has the largest enrollment (90,000) among California's colleges. Its campus is set in the middle of a major city.

CCSF also is a key player in the athletic arena. Under football coach George Rush, the Rams have won seven national titles, including the 2011 championship. Five Rams are currently on NFL rosters. The Rams and Rush also have had a friendly relationship with the Warriors.

The Rams have sent Nick Rolovich, Darius Bright, Jake Heun and Ikaika Woolsey, among others, to the Warriors. While grayshirting for UH the past fall, Woolsey was allowed to practice with the Rams. He even was presented a championship ring. Conversely, former Warriors have found a home at CCSF.

Evan Dobelle was CCSF's president and chancellor for five years in the 1990s.. In 2001, his first year as UH president, Dobelle commissioned Rush to start a JC league involving four of UH's community colleges. Like many of Dobelle's ideas, the funding did not match the ambition, and the idea succumbed to atrophy.

But Rush remained a person of interest. The past December, a UH official asked Rush to apply for the head coaching job vacated by the "retirement" of his friend, Greg McMackin.

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Mahalo to Wes'side for sending us a shot of the Georgia Force poster featuring Bryant Moniz.

OK, fellas, focus on the right side of the picture.

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Speaking of Mo, thanks again to the wonderful Mo808 for helping us at yesterday's Kailua parade:


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