Muir gets release

January 15th, 2013

Blake Muir, who started 12 games at left tackle, has requested — and received — a release from his football scholarship.

Muir recently underwent shoulder surgery and was not expected to compete in spring training.

David Griffin, a transfer who begins classes tomorrow, is expected to compete as the No. 1 left tackle. If Muir had stayed, he probably would have moved to left guard.

Ben Dew, Chauncy Winchester-Makainai, Mike Milovale, Kody Afusia and Kiha Sai will be competing at left guard in spring training. Each has the flexibility to play other positions.

Muir is a good guy and good player. Wish him well with his future plans.

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The UH coaches have been on the go this week. They made visits on Maui yesterday and are visiting prospects on Oahu today.

The next two weekends will be devoted to hosting mostly local prospects.

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