The Warrior Beat

Coaches clinic

April 10th, 2013

The Warriors will be conducting a clinic for coaches this Saturday on the Manoa campus.

The program includes seminars, open discussions, the 2-hour practice (featuring a full-pad scrimmage) and, of course, food and refreshments.

NCAA rules prohibit a school from providing free food, which is why a $10 cover charge is being assessed.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

For details, call (808) 956-6508.

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Maybe it's the butterfly effect, but Scott Harding standing on the sideline (with a sprained ankle) triggered a chain reaction at yesterday's practice.

Harding serves multiple roles for the Warriors. His non-participation meant Bubba Poueu-Luna and Donnie King received extra work as slotbacks, receiver Duke Bukoski handled the holding on placekicks, and several players, including cornerback Tony Grimes, took turns as punt returners.

Harding said he suffered the injury while trying to do home repairs. He hopes to resume practice tomorrow or no later than Saturday.

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Was that guard Ben Dew at center during shotgun-snap drills?

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Justin Clapp accepted a medical retirement, but he did not walk into the sunset — and it's not just because the Warriors practice at sunrise. Clapp is taking his duties seriously as a student assistant. Clapp, who already has earned a bachelor's degree, is considering pursuing a law degree or coaching job.

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It's easy to overlook Donnie King. He's 5-5, after all.

But here he is preparing for his fourth year at UH without complaints as he strives for some action — any action — as a receiver or on special teams.

"When you come on as as walk-on, it's pretty hard," King said. "You have to get the coaches to know your name. Once you get the coaches to know your name, you have to show them what you can do."

King is among a group competing at kickoff returner. That job was vacated when Mike Edwards applied for the NFL draft.

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Was that Dave Lefotu at center during shotgun-snap drills?

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