Freshman Benny Fonua, who had previously decided to redshirt this season, has agreed to return to the active roster and compete for playing time at middle linebacker this week.
It will not be determined until after Thursday’s practice what role Fonua will serve for Saturday’s road game against San Diego State.
But coach Norm Chow said the decision was reached by mutual agreement.
Another freshman linebacker, Jerrol Garcia-Williams, will be rotating with the first-team defense this week.
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After a two-day break, the Warriors resume practicing today ahead of Saturday’s road game against San Diego State. Of note:
• This will mark the Warriors’ first MWC road game.
• According to SDSU spokesman Mike May, Qualcomm Stadium ‘s field is actually below sea level.
• May said there will be an annual fireworks show after the game. (The coaches might have to use hand signals for the post-game meeting.)
• The Warriors will go with a commando-raid approach. They will have a walk-through on Friday morning, depart in the afternoon and arrive in San Diego that night.
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On the legality of those plays that caused the two neck injuries, can’t blame it on home-town officiating. Not sure how the contract was written, but it was UH that paid for the officials for the UH-BYU game. A UH official delivered the checks to the referees before the game.