By Stephen Tsai
In a mash-up of team captains and leadership council, the Rainbow Warriors now have a group of leaders known collectively as the captains' council. They were selected in a voting by their teammates. Here's this year's captains' council:
Quarterback — Taylor Graham
Running backs — Joey Iosefa and Aofaga Wily
Receivers — Chris Gant and Scott Harding
Tight end — Craig Cofer
Offensive line — Ben Clarke
Defensive ends — Beau Yap and Tavita Woodard
Defensive tackles — Siasau Matagiese and Kennedy Tulimasealii
Linebackers — Brenden Daley and Kamalani Alo
Safeties — John Hardy-Tuliau and Charles Clay
Cornerback — Ne'Quan Phillips
Specialist — Tyler Hadden
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Jack Lord's McGarrett had the right idea. Never let a person of interest leave the 50th state.
Defensive end Naim Mustafaa was all set to join the Rainbow Warriors. He was here, he made a pledge to the UH coaches, he signed papers, he was ready for training camp and then ... well, somehow his application to UH wasn't approved quickly enough. Rather than wait around, he went back to his family home in Georgia. And, well, it appears he now is heading to Miami.
It's a shame because he sought Hawaii, paid his own way out here, and had good enough grades where transferring should not have been an issue.
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The plans are in the works for Keelan Ewaliko to move from wideout to safety today. It's another experiment in search of positions for incoming freshmen.
Dejon Allen made the move back to defense yesterday after spending two days as an offensive guard.