The Warriors conducted their final full practice this morning in preparation for Saturday’s season opener against Colorado.
The Warriors have a closed walk-through scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, after which they will check into a hotel for a night of meetings.
Colorado arrives today, and is scheduled to have a light practice this afternoon. The Buffaloes will have a walk-through tomorrow morning.
From today’s practice:
• Andrew Faaumu will open the game as the right guard. After that, Faaumu and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai will alternate.
• Long-snapper Luke Ingram’s left arm is no longer in a sling. He expects to play.
• The Warriors spent about 15 minutes discussing where everyone will stand during the game and sideline etiquette. It’s another attention to detail that often gets overlooked.
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Bryant Moniz’s new look:
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As reported yesterday, linebacker Darryl McBride was placed on scholarship.
There are two types of scholarships that may be awarded to walk-ons: 1) Initials and 2) general. The latter can only be given after a player has been in the program for two years. Each team is limited to 25 initial scholarships each year. The Warriors are holding an initial scholarship for Penitito Faalologo, who signed a letter of intent in February. Because of a death in the family, Faalologo had to delay enrolling at UH until January.
The Warriors took Faalologo’s scholarship and gave it to McBride. Because it is considered an initial scholarship, McBride counts toward the 2011 recruiting class. When Faalologo joins in January, he will receive a scholarship that will count toward the 2012 recruiting class.