Step up

April 4th, 2014
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Defensive coordinator Kevin Clune proved to be prophetic when he said the Rainbow Warriors would improve noticeably between the first and second practices of spring training.

"We did take a step forward," Clune said. "We're on about step 2 of 150 right now. The guys are starting to ask the right questions. They're starting to see the right things. It's going to be a little bit of a process. Without the pads on, it's not exactly real. But we did take a forward — not perfect, not perfect by any means — but we did take a step forward."

Clune said players will review videos of yesterday's practice as learning tools.

"Come Saturday, we'll put the shoulder pads on and, you know, I hope to see another step forward," Clune said. "We have to keep taking steps forward every day."

Tomorrow's practice, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will be the first in shells for the Warriors.

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Here's one of the best battles: tight end Tui Unga and linebacker Jeremy Castro:

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Here are five reasons to attend tonight's volleyball match between BYU and Hawaii:

1. It's not televised.

2. It's the penultimate home match for seniors Johann Timmer, Nick West, Jace Olsen, Joby Ramos and Aniefre Etim-Thomas.

3. UH is in the hunt for one of eight MPSF playoff berths. The Rainbow Warriors currently are in ninth place with four regular-season matches remaining.

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4. BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander, who is 6-4, possesses a 43-inch vertical jump, and can touch the clouds. He averages 4.7 kills per set. His 1,613 career kills are a BYU rally-scoring record. He had nine aces against UC San Diego in a match in January.

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5. It's BYU.

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