By Stephen Tsai
The good news is UH's track and field team has some powerful throwers.
The not-so-good news is they need a better place to practice. There are too many divots after workouts on the grass soccer field or Clarence T.C. Ching Field's Sports Turf, creating potential hazards for soccer, football and intramural players using those fields. A designated throwing area also is not conducive; two throws struck HECO lines.
The athletic department, of course, does not need any more expenses. But an investment today might save money in the long run.
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Wayne Moses deserves praise for the improved play of the tight ends.
Moses, who was hired a week before the start of spring training, is listed as the running back coach. But he also works with the H-backs and tight ends. Phil Rauscher, who coached the tight ends the past two seasons, was not retained.
Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson was playing well before suffering an injury to his right ring finger. Josh Long, a JC transfer who redshirted in 2013, has had a solid spring training. Tui Unga is making the adjustment to Division I. Justin Vele also has played well as a hybrid fullback/tight end.