At 5:05 this morning, strength/conditioning coordinator Gary Beemer arrived on the Manoa campus.
Five minutes later, head coach Norm Chow showed up.
By 5:30, the majority of defensive players had gathered, wearing "Rise" T-shirts.
And by 6, when Beemer's whistle sounded, the Rainbow Warriors were ready for Saturday's first training session.
Spring training begins in 17 days.