The late and great John Heckathorn used to give his freshman students this assignment: Write.
For 30 minutes straight, just write. Don’t worry about grammar or continuity or syntax. Just write. Later, the text would be cut and pasted (literally, in the typewriter age), rewritten, edited and then rewritten again.
It appears that method has been applied to the seemingly madness of the Warriors’ practices. At a rat-a-tat pace, the Warriors often can get off three plays in a minute, with different combinations on both offense and defense. All of which is recorded from three video stations. The idea is to put in as much as possible and then, later, the videos can reviewed and evaluated to sort through what works and what needs work.
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• Add Tony Grimes to the list of applicants at punt returner. Scott Harding is still No. 1. Norm Chow said Harding is as sure-handed a returner as anyone he’s seen. Harding has drawn comparisons to Vai Sekahema.
• There have been two pleasant surprises: Justin Alo, who moved from quarterback to receiver, and freshman linebacker Josh Donovan.
• The coaches insist the o-line is not set. But this has been a popular lineup: LT Blake Muir, LG Kapua Sai, C Ben Clarke, RG David Lefotu, RT Sean Shigematsu.