It’s moving day for the Warriors, who will check into the Moana Surfrider Hotel at 5 p.m.
Because the Warriors are officially on the bowl clock, every team member — including the non-scholarship players — are invited to the training-table meals.
Today’s breakfast speciality was beef curry, in addition to the usual egss and various meats.
Kealoha Pilares was at full speed during the drills today. He was used at running back. Ryan Mouton also appears to be physically fit. His left ankle is heavily wrapped, but he’s not wearing an ankle brace.
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The first day of class. The first time we met our prom date’s father. Heck, probably the first time we posted on a blog.
We stammer. We fumble for words.
In describing his winning catch against Nevada, wideout Malcolm Lane told a news-conference audience he wanted it “badder” than the defensive back. (Ryan Mouton leaned over and said the word should be “more.”)
And that should have been that.
Except the comment was replayed during the highlight video at the team banquet.
Since then, teammates often yell out the phrase. During yesterday’s scrimmage, linebacker Adam Leonard jokingly implored the defensive players to “want it badder.”
Solomon Elimimian, an English major, said: “I don’t know how you make a mistake like that. Badder. Is that even a word? We thought he was talking about a cake.”
Lane said: “I’m not used to being on TV like those big-shot guys like Adam and Solly. When I got up there, I was a little nervous. I usually don’t speak like that. I’m usually very proper. I didn’t notice it until Mouton said something. He was right beside me, and he kept saying, ‘more.’ It was a spur-of-the-moment thing. I wasn’t even really thinking.”
He said everything had died down until the banquet when the KGMB-produced video was shown.
“That’s when everybody really paid attention,” Lane said. “It’s like a slogan now. I guess I’m popular around here.”
And how long will the heckling persist?
“We’ve got seven days to remember the ‘badder,'” Leonard said. “After that, we’ll let it go.”
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Yes, letter winners apparently still get actual letters. Here’s Inoke Funaki holding up his well-deserved “H” letter:
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Josh Leonard is modeling the Adam Leonard-designed senior shirt:
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Not sure I see it, but Victor Clore (left) and Haku Correia (right) believe they were separated at birth:
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Gary and Gay Patek — collectively known as “Beowulf,” in the blogger world — are in town to attend son Jacob Patek’s graduation ceremony Saturday.
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Don’t forget to join us for our Christmas party tonight at Murphy’s. We’ll have some giveaways, including a Colt Brennan-autographed Heisman brochure.