Special thanks to Bryant Moniz for answering questions during the Warrior Beat Show today.
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From today’s practice:
• Defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga (sprained right ankle) was able to participate in conditioning drills, but he did not practice. Still, expect Meatoga, who was limited to five plays against Louisiana Tech, to be ready for Saturday’s Fresno State game.
• Rocky Savaiigaea is expected to start at defensive left tackle.
• Jovonte Taylor has overcome a sprained ankle. He took most of the reps as the No. 1 right wideout. Expect Taylor and Royce Pollard to split the position.
• After posting the highest score among defensive backs against LA Tech, Tank Hopkins has won — for now — the left cornerback’s job.
• Against LA Tech, defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga posted the highest score among the UH defensive linemen in the past two seasons.
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Here’s Mana Lolotai and family:
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And in men’s volleyball updates:
• Jonas Umlauft, the 6-foot-9 opposite attacker from Germany, completed the mile in 5:35 yesterday.
• Ernie Vidinha, who did not play last season, has rejoined the team as an outside hitter.