Because yesterday’s practice was canceled, today’s practice became the second of spring training, and the players were not in pads. The Warriors will be in pads Monday (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.).
• Safety Kenny Estes was working on kickoffs.
• Because there are no scout teams, quarterback Bryant Moniz was at cornerback during a passing drill.
• Left wideout Darius Bright has played well, and appears to be No. 1 at that position.
• Walk-on linebacker Adam Hom today was dismissed from the team.
• Defensive tackle Sam Ohai, who was invited to spring training after auditioning at a walk-on tryout, still is awaiting clearance to practice. He said compliance officer Amanda Paterson is reviewing his transcripts.
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As a first-year UH assistant football coach in 1999, with late-night video sessions and early-morning practices, Dennis McKnight decided it would be best to stay in a place close to UH. That place was his UH office, where he set up bedding. At the time, he became friends with Charlie Wade, who was the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s top assistant coach. Wade also worked early and late.
They have since followed separate paths. McKnight had a second stint at UH culminating with the 12-0 regular season in 2007 before following June Jones to SMU. He now is an employee of a CFL team. Wade, of course, is now head coach of the Warrior volleyball team.
With McKnight in town for a week, it was a logical invitation for him to deliver the pep talk before last night’s match. One thing McKnight does very well is deliver motivational speeches.
The Warriors won in four sets.