Training days

July 19th, 2014

The Warriors' first practice will be Monday, Aug. 4.

The tentative weekday schedule calls for weight training or conditioning drills in the morning, practice beginning at 2:15 p.m., and meetings/video reviews in the evening.

The afternoon start accommodates the players enrolled in Summer Session II classes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Practices are expected to return to 7 a.m. starts on Aug. 25, the first day of UH's fall semester.

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Let's supposed a normal person wanted to lose a few pounds.

Normal Person would cut down on carbs, order a mini plate lunch instead of a regular, and walk a little more every day. Then Normal Person would remove his keys, wallet, pocket lint — heck, strip down to his Hanes — before stepping on the scale. (For legal and aesthetic purposes, it works best to use a scale in your locked bathroom.)

Normal Person would not announce his diet plans. He would just do it.

Why can't UH officials act like a Normal Person?

What's with all the grand-standing about hiring freezes and potential budget cuts? Why is there a declaration from atop the Hamilton Library steps every time a UH official has a fiscally responsible idea? If there's no money to hire a student worker, don't hire one. Every business has hiring freezes and budget cuts. If people were being fired, that would be Hamilton-step newsworthy. Hiring freezes and budget cuts? Not so much.

The problem with financial plans, like diets, is they're difficult to maintain. Just let us know at the end, not the starting line.

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