Head coach Norm Chow canceled this afternoon’s practice and instead took the Warriors to USS Arizona Memorial:
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There is a UH person who is as observant as he is cynical who noted yesterday: The offensive line is playing very well.
Indeed, the line is much better than it was in the spring, when it was down to seven healthy available linemen while adjusting to the techniques and requirements of the newly implemented pro-set offense.
But the progress is more than just the passage of time. The Warriors added some impressive freshmen, as well as Utah transfer Kapua Sai and JC transfer Mike Milovale. The holdovers also have responded to the challenge. Blake Muir and Ben Clarke are heavier, Dave Lefotu is lighter, and Sean Shigematsu is healthy again. And there is some versatility. Frank Loyd, for instance, was at right tackle yesterday — his third position of training camp.
Muir, Sai, Clarke, Lefotu and Shigematsu have taken most of the first-team reps, but head coach Norm Chow said a starting lineup won’t be finalized until after the Warriors break camp on Saturday.
“We have a lot of competition over there,” Chow said. And that is an improvement since training camp.
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Somebody who knows somebody who knows Stretch is donating a ticket to the Aug. 23 Murphy’s Pigskin Pigout. So, we’re having a drawing.
If you wish to enter, please post: I might be off base, but I want Warrior football.
See what I did there with the double meaning and … uh, never mind, just enter. Avis will pick a winner. Stretch will deliver the prize.
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I’m in agreement with everyone who thinks it is a bad idea for UH to hire/form a committee to find an athletic director.
Actually, I’m opposed to UH outsourcing any work.
For instance, take the investigation into the Stevie Wonder concert. Go to the person who cut the check, then work backward. Or go to the person who came up with the idea and then work forward. Conned or not conned, the public just wants to know the order of what happened. I mean, if a lamp breaks in your house, you start with either the person who broke the lamp or the kid who decided to have the party.
As for an AD, let’s simplify things. A good AD is someone who earns more than he spends and hires coaches who win more than they lose. That’s it. There are people paid a lot of money at UH who can investigate matters and make decisions.