Right wideout Malcolm Lane, who attended an American high school in Germany, remembers what it was like to celebrate the 4th of July overseas.
“It was cool. There were a lot of Americans. Everybody did their thing. We always barbecued and invited a lot of people over. It was no different from here, except the Germans weren’t celebrating. But you had thousands of Americans over there celebrating. But some of the Germans would shoot fireworks. Just because we were in Germany, it didn’t mean we couldn’t have an Independence Day party like everybody back home.”
“I’m not going anywhere this summer. I’m going to work hard. Davone (Bess) and Colt (Brennan) will be out here. We’re going to throw the ball around. We’re going to have some fun.”
On catching Colt’s passes:
“It’s wonderful. He puts it on the money. The receivers like to go out and play catch with him. He’s so accurate, and he’s a very hard worker. He’ll help you get a lot better. He has a very good touch. If he needs to get a pass out fast, he’ll get it out fast. He puts the touch on it. He throws a great catchable pass. His passes are on point. He can pick out receivers very fast. He throws such a tight spiral. Everybody loves catching passes from Colt.”
Man cannot live on workouts alone.
“The best place to eat is on Ward (Avenue). I like the chicken lettuce wraps, and orange shrimp, and ginger chicken broccoli. I love the taste. The broccoli is so fresh. And the shrimp is so good. I love shrimp. I’m a seafood guy.”
“In Florida, there are rivers running along the side of the road. You can throw your cage out there and catch crabs. The best way to prepare them is to steam them for, like, an hour.”
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Ray Lewis, grieving the loss of his best friend, Steve McNair, has withdrawn as guest speaker for Thursday’s fund-raising dinner at Luana Hills Country Club. The event will help offset the cost of running UH’s summer camps.
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The JC route is going to be tougher to navigate.
The NCAA is adding another math class and English course to the requirements for a junior-college student to transfer to a Division I school. JC students currently need to earn an associate degree and at least 48 transferrable credits.
One of the reasons many non-qualifiers — those who did not earn the NCAA’s corresponding qualifying SAT score and grade-point average — decide to enroll in a JC is because they can play without redshirting or grayshirting.
But with the more demanding standards, it might take a JC an extra semester or two to amass enough credits. Instead of redshirting their first year, they will do it their third.
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Kamalani Alo, a 2009 Kahuku High graduate, has been impressive in unsupervised workouts. He reports to camp in August.