Coach Norm Chow today gave approval for linebacker Alema Tachibana to resume practicing with the Warriors while he awaits the outcome of his DUI trial, which was rescheduled until Friday, Nov. 23.
He still is not permitted to play in games.
Tachibana was not allowed to practice or compete in games after being arrested this past summer. He was prepared to go to trial this afternoon. But police officer called in sick, and the state requested an extension. Tachibana’s lawyer opposed the request. The judge favored the state’s request.
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It will be a day of rest for the Warriors — well, except for the coaches, who will evaluate every play and aspect of the first six games.
The Warriors resume practicing tomorrow, with workouts also scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday are off days. Then practices for the Colorado State game begin on Sunday.
The Warriors are hopeful running back Joey Iosefa and Art Laurel will be back for the CSU game. There’s concern about the hamstring injury wideout Trevor Davis incurred during warmups.
The Warriors also will use the bye week to focus on recruiting. They will be sending coaches to the mainland and American Samoa. The need? Speed, of course. And linemen.
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