• Quarterback Bryant Moniz said he does not believe he suffered a concussion last night. The medical staff, however, will keep evaluating his health.
• Update: We’re now told that left wideout Rodney Bradley might have suffered a bruised rib, not a broken one, while attempting a diving catch
• The offensive line played well against an imposing USC defensive line. While some critics had questioned the line’s limited experience, I don’t know if the blockers were ever referred to as being the “weak link” of the team. But that perception apparently served as motivation.
• The Warriors do have an experienced line. Right tackle Laupepa Letuli is a sixth-year senior. Guards Brysen Ginlack and Adrian Thomas are seniors who grayshirted. Left tackle Austin Hansen is a fourth-year junior. And the least experienced, center Bronson Tiwanak, is a fifth-year senior.
• Kealoha Pilares sure looked like Chad Owens on his two touchdown plays.
• The Warriors missed a lot of tackles. Much could be attributed to USC’s athleticism. Did UH’s careful practice procedures factor in the misses? Not sure. Probably a lot had to do with opening-night adjustments. The next two games should be telling.
• The Warriors managed to save wideout Darius Bright, a redshirt candidate, by not playing him last night. He will make the 13-day road trip to Army and Colorado, but will be used strictly on a need-to-play basis.
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The Jets today released former UH linebacker Brashton Satele. There still is hope he could be re-signed to the practice squad in the future.
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Happy birthday to “Ferd” Lewis and Rich Miano.