Cameron Allen-Jones is attempting a comeback.
Allen-Jones missed the entire 2009 season after suffering severe burns in a kitchen accident. Allen-Jones still needs NCAA clearance for the missed time.
If Allen-Jones is allowed back, he would provide a boost at defensive end. During his UH career, he also has practiced as an offensive lineman and perimeter blocker (re: tight end). There once was talk that he could be used as a big back.
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With UH volleyball matches regularly exceeding Avatar-like lengths, this weekend’s exhibitions against Alberta would have provided a chance to see the impact of shorter matches. Canadian schools, such as Alberta, play by the international rules of 25-point sets. Tonight’s exhibition will be played to 30.
Canadian teams also allow its players five seasons to play. That was something the NCAA had explored. A straight five seasons would eliminate redshirt years and medical hardships. In turn, coaches would not have to debate whether to hold out freshmen in the possibility of redshirting them. It seems to be an easier system, and it would cut down on paperwork and appeals.
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At last week’s volleyball match, AD Jim Donovan and Bill Hinshaw were mapping out what appeared to be athletic facility plans. This was the best I could do at being a stalkerazzi: