It’s Friday. Here are some things to consider while near the Keurig machine:
> The Mountain West Conference controls the television rights to the UH-Colorado opener, which now will be played on Thursday, Sept. 3. (By the way, that’s “Ferd” Lewis’ birthday.) ESPN and CBS Sports are entitled to take that game. Their intentions won’t be known until July, when a master schedule is released. If ESPN and CBS Sports pass, then it likely becomes a pay-per-view event. Aloha Stadium or my living-room couch on a Thursday evening? (By the way, the “couch” is a metaphor, although you’re all welcome to visit, just not at the same time.)
> No stories. No buzz. This is what happens when the Pro Bowl is not played in Hawaii. This should be remembered when the NFL enters negotiations with Hawaii on future Pro Bowls.
> The Warriors are close to completing their 2015 recruiting class, which includes transfers (Max Wittek, Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea), missionaries (Gus Lavaka, Aaron Zwahlen, Sione Kauhi, Dylan Collie, John Ursua) and gray shirts. The Warriors are expected to save a scholarship for a punter or kicker. They are deciding among several punter/kicker prospects.
> With David Manoa expected to move back to defense, these are the tight ends entering spring training: Harold Moleni, Tui Unga, Dakota Torres and Josh Long.