By Stephen Tsai
Receivers coach Luke Matthews and recently converted receiver Kwamane Bowens were the reasons the defense ran three laps after yesterday's practice.
In what was simply called, "The Competition," there were three sprints matching representatives from the offense and defense.
In the 40-yard dash, Bowens cruised to victory after safety Trayvon Henderson slipped. There was no protest on whether Bowens, who moved from cornerback 10 days earlier, had logged enough time at receiver to qualify as an offensive player.
Matthews easily out-sprinted defensive assistant Richard Torres in the other 40-yard dash.
And in the, uh, good-living division, defensive assistant Jared Vanderbeek out-rumbled tight end coach Phil Rauscher over 20 yards.
The Competition continues today with a punt-catching contest between the offensive and defensive linemen, and an egg toss.
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It's fun and games this week after UH turned down an offer to play Colorado on Saturday. (The Colorado-Charleston Southern game will be shown on the Pac-12 Network.)