It was a Flint who sparked the post-game fight between UH and Cincinnati in the last meeting, won by the Warriors, 20-19, in 2002.
“Remember Jared Flint, the (UH reserve) quarterback?” said Chris Brown, who was a UH linebacker at the time. “Somebody took a swing at him. The two sides surged from there. We weren’t going to let our quarterback take a hit.”
Brown admitted to being involved.
“We were in the mix,” said Brown, now a UH manager. “We had to defend our territory.”
And what induced a Bearcat to swing at Flint?
“He was the only one without a helmet on,” Brown said. “He was standing on the sideline.”
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UH teammates and coaches were angry that defensive end David Veikune was not placed on the All-WAC first team.
But Veikune said he was not bothered by the snub.
“I’m not losing any sleep over it,” Veikune said. “Every game I know I’ve played as hard as I can. I can’t dwell on the past.”
He also said he was “honored” to have placed on the second team. (As a reserve last year, he made the 2007 All-WAC first team.)
“I didn’t have the most sacks this year, and we weren’t undefeated,” Veikune said. “I give a lot of credit to the other guys.”
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Onarock has an extra ticket to Saturday’s game, and he’ll donate it to our contest winner. Thing is, in the spirit of giving, he wants the ticket to go to a Blood Bank donor. If you have given blood this week, or will before Saturday’s game, you’re eligible. To enter the contest, please write: “I want to enter.” Drawing will be tonight.
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Kristin (Curveball’s wife) has been diagnosed with a serious illness. She is in the critical-care unit at Pali Momi.
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