For the third time in the past four practices, the Warriors worked out at an off-campus site.
Today’s practice was at Punahou School’s Alexander Field because 1) the concern about inclement weather, 2) UH’s only football field with artificial surface was unavailable because of construction at the Ching Athletic Complex.
The practice proved to be productive in: 1) Adjusting to a different venue, 2) bonding, 3) practicing on artificial turf. This season, every UH football game will be played on a synthetic surface.
“It’s good to change locations every once in a while,” safety Ikem Okeke said. “We’re not always going to be playing at home. We’re not always going to be on our field. Right (now), we can’t even practice on our own (artificial) turf. We have to get some work in on turf fields, and actually feeling it and breaking on turf. We have to get used to firing around on turf.”
Quarterback Cole McDonald said: “Anywhere you are, any field you’re on, you have to handle business.”