With the Thursday start to the season and the consecutive road games, it is difficult to figure out the correct day. But now, with a home game on a Saturday, “Game Plan Tuesday” — when UH installs, well, its game plan — is actually on a Tuesday.
Here’s what happened today:
• Matagisila Lefiti resumed practicing today. While he is “football ready,” according to the coaches, he still is not 100 percent “game ready.” He is expected to play against Charleston Southern, but Bronson Tiwanak will make his fourth consecutive start.
• It appears, for now, Paipai Falemalu and Elliott Purcell are the No. 1 defensive ends. That could change, of course.
• Aaron Brown, George Daily-Lyles and Corey Paredes will be the starting linebackers.
• John Hardy-Tuliau and Lewis Walker are competing for the job as No. 1 nickelback.
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Spencer Smith said it will be five more weeks before he’s back. (The cast comes off in three weeks.):
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Happy birthday to Aaron (Ronnie’s son) and to Jim Donovan (Hawaii’s son).