The Warrior Beat


August 16th, 2013

The Rainbow Warriors will make the most important 10-minute trip of training camp when they go through today's dress rehearsal at Aloha Stadium.

They have timed their arrival from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to coincide with their game-day arrival at Aloha Stadium for the Aug. 29 opener against USC.

The run-through will include locker assignments, where to align during warmups, introductory walks and a scrimmage set to start at 5 p.m. — the same time as the opener's kickoff. With some luck, it will mirror the conditions, such as sun direction.

It also will give the Warriors a chance to work on their in-game communication. Chris Wiesehan, Jordan Wynn, Luke Matthews and Ed Ta‘amu are expected to be in the coaches' booth assisting the offense.

It does not appear that there will be any big-check ceremonies or win-a-trip-to-Vegas kicking contests, though.

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The Warriors have been experimenting with different things in this phase of camp. We'll refrain from posting any secrets. Well, at least until USC's check clears. (That's a joke. Don't want the media relations folks to have another anxiety attack.)

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In a double switch, freshman receiver Marcus Kemp is now wearing No. 14. (Quarterback Adonis Phillips relinquished the number and now is wearing No. 13.)

That would have been significant a couple of years ago because No. 14 and No. 15 were purposely put on reserve. While that honored two past quarterbacks, taking the numbers out of circulation only tabled any movement to officially retire 14 and 15. Now with all numbers except No. 32 in play, it puts the athletic department in the position to decide whether to retire football numbers. There are numbers worthy of being retired. One suggestion is to symbolically retire '07.

It's UH's move now.

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Jake Ingram and Tai Papalii are joining the Warriors as student managers. Papalii played briefly for the Warriors before attending Foothill College.


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Former Warrior offensive lineman Aaron Kia has joined the SoCal Coyotes.

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