Today is the first of several NFL auditions for former UH players.
Ryan Mouton plays in today’s East-West Shrine Game in Houston, which is near his hometown of Katy. (He attended the same high school as actress Renee Zellweger, who still makes grown men cry when they hear her say, “You had me at hello …”)
Scouts want to see Mouton display his bump-and-run coverage skills in this game, which will not allow blitzing. Mouton was the Warriors’ best cover defender, but out of necessity, he often played in the middle of the field as a nickelback or free safety. For this game, he’ll be used exclusively as a corner.
Defensive end David Veikune and long-snapper Jake Ingram are set for the coming week’s Senior Bowl workouts in Mobile, Ala. Tim Grasso, who helps coach in a kicking camp in Alabama, also made the trip. Grasso was UH’s holder the past two seasons, and he is available, if needed, to catch Ingram’s snaps during workouts.
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Dara Young’s friend is looking for her missing dog.
The dog is a shiba inu whose name is Gido (Jee-Do). There is a $1,500 reward.
If found, please call 295-3714 or 520-6834.