It was back to business for the Warriors, who resumed practicing today after a four-day break:
• Slotback Kealoha Pilares went through light drills while still recovering from a strained left hamstring. He said he expects to play in Saturday’s game against San Jose State.
• Quarterback David Graves said San Jose State is recruiting his brother, also a quarterback.
• Brett Leonard said he hopes to be medically cleared this week. He has missed the past three games because of a knee injury.
• The defense looked sharp in drills today. Linebacker Corey Paredes said the bye week helped completely heal his sprained ankle. Cornerback Jeramy Bryant no longer feels discomfort in his side, an injury that forced him from the Boise State game in the second quarter.
• Bubba Poueu-Luna, who is redshirting this seaosn, will work out at wideout the rest of this year’s practices. In the spring, it will be decided whether he moves to slotback. Darius Bright, a wideout who also is redshirting, said he or wideout Terence Bell might be candidates for slotback. There are two openings with the upcoming graduations of slotbacks Greg Salas and Pilares.
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San Jose State will be in town for roughly 30 hours, arriving at about 5 p.m. Friday and departing after Saturday’s game.
The Spartans will be traveling by charter flight, as they have done for all road football games for the past few years. The exception was the 2008 Hawaii game. That was because the Spartans had a bye the following week. This time, they must hurry back to prepare for the Nov. 27 game against Louisiana Tech.
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The Spartans also have followed the Warriors’ practice of conducting morning practices.
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