Head coach Greg McMackin and slotback Greg Salas are today’s guests on the Warrior Beat Show, which begins at noon. You’re invited to pose questions on this blog’s comments section or on the show’s Cover It Live area. Please join us.
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After some glitches, heralded running back Alex Green is on the rock. He worked out at UH yesterday, then took a couple of minutes to talk story with the Warrior Beat.
“I had to go through so much to get here. I was supposed to be here July 2. But so many things happened. My teacher actually went out of town. She couldn’t post my grades. I got the grades on Friday, and I was here on Sunday, As soon as possible I was here, ready to work. I’m ready for two-a-days.”
Life’s different now.
“I came from a (junior college) where we ran the ball probably 20, 25 times a game. Here, there are limited carries, but it’s going to be exciting. In JUCO, there were eight (defenders) in the box. Here there will be one or two. If you get the ball, it could be showtime.”
“Good coaches, good program. Not just because it’s Hawai‘i. The program is on the uprise. It’s just a good place to be for the next two years.”
In his free time …
“I love to play video games. I play NCAA 2010. I play with Hawai‘i, of course. Before that, I played with Oregon State. That’s where I signed out of high school. Now it’s only Hawai‘i.”
Say, aren’t you …?
“As soon as I got off the plane, people asked, ‘Can I have your autograph?’ I’m like, ‘Do you know who I am?’ They’re like, ‘You’re Davone Bess.’ I tell them, ‘No, I’m not Davone Bess.'”
Bess also signed with Oregon State as a high schoo senior.
“I didn’t know that. We’ve got something in common.”
“Steak and shrimp, baby. All day, steak and shrimp. I once ate two bowls of jumbo shrimp.”
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And Jake Heun is fully healthy, and ready for the move from running back to middle linebacker:
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Paula Abdul quits American Idol.