Now that Herman Frazier has returned to his hometown as Temple’s associate AD, the key figures in January’s drama have all found perfect fits.
Jim Donovan was the right choice to succeed Frazier as UH’s AD. June Jones and Greg McMackin get to run football programs. And Frazier gets to start over — with the help of his $300,000-plus UH buyout — in a city that he not only knows well but regards him as a hero.
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It’s human nature to seek the silver lining in cloudy circumstances. UH fans have been looking for some hope — any hope — in the news that Blaze Soares and Rocky Savaiigaea will miss several weeks because of injuries.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Things happen for a reason.
A medical hardship will make them fresher for next year.
Setbacks lead to comebacks.
But sometimes dark clouds mean bad weather. That’s it. Dress it up anyway, the Warriors need both players. Soares is football’s eqiuvalent of the brushback pitch. Opponents are more cautious when Soares is on the field. And Savaiigaea brings that enthusiasm that lifts defenses.
Maybe Savaiigaea said it best: “It sucks.”
Here’s Rocky with his left arm in a cast (beneath the white shirt):
Here are the parents of running back Joey Cadiz:
Here are the receivers in their post-practice stretching routine:
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Happy birthday to Kelli Miura and Erika Buder-Nakasone. Kelli will be making her public singing debut Saturday at our karaoke party. Buder-Nakasone is forever our favorite for her dancing rendition of Crazy Legs’ “Happy And You Know It” routine at UH basketball games.