The Warrior Beat

Thursday's practice

March 21st, 2013

This morning, the Warriors finished their  final spring practice before going on a one-week hiatus for spring break.

Quarterbacks Taylor Graham and Ikaika Woolsey threw well, particularly in the quick-change drill during which the Warriors tried  to run three plays each minute.

Of note:

• Defensive end Beau Yap underwent X-rays for a possible sprained right ankle. He was on crutches as a precaution. Yap, the Warriors' best pass rusher, was not expected to be used much this spring. The one-week break should be helpful.

• Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson dropped a pass during a warm-up drill, then did not have another drop the rest of the 90-minute practice. The coaches are pleased with his transition from defensive end to tight end.

• Brian Clay, who redshirted last year, continues to impress in pass-defense drills. He is expected to have a significant role in the secondary.

• Cornerback Ne'Quan Phillips has declared he will be a mentor to freshman corner Anthony Pierce. Pierce is the son of former NFL player Antonio Pierce.

• Tony Grimes is now competing as a punt returner.

• Offensive line coach Chris Naeole is making an impact. Ask the linemen. Naeole often will demonstrate a technique on a lineman. Naeole (left, green), who played 12 years in the NFL, still has the ferocity.


• This guy needs to be in UH's Circle of Honor:


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