Sunday’s winner is Azulie,who gets two lower-level tickets to the Feb. 25 UH-Utah State basketball game.
To claim your prize, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again to Avis for coordinating the contest.
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Former UH o-lineman Ray Hisatake is mulling offers from three agents. Hisatake, who is training in Arizona, is an interesting prospect. His high school did not field a football team. He was a d-lineman for two years at College of San Mateo and a year at UH before moving to offense. In basketball, late starters are appreciated for having few bad habits. Not quite the same in football. But as an o-lineman, Hisatake only has received Division I-A coaching. Hisatake isn’t Wayne Hunter, now with the J-E-T-S who only played o-line for a year before declaring for the NFL draft, but he’s following a similar path.
Hisatake also has lost 11 pounds in his first week training with Chad Ikei, and now weighs 328.
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I’m clearing out the DVR for today’s NFL playoff game, and I come across the 2007 UH-Washington game. (Spoiler alert: UH wins to finish regular season 12-0). In watching it again, I had forgotten:
• UH trailed 28-21 with 8 minutes left in the game.
• Dan Kelly had a sore foot, and missed two field-goal attempts.
• After a slow start, Colt Brennan completed 20 passes in a row, then had another streak of seven consecutive completions.
• The winning play came on Ryan Mouton’s interception after cornerback Gerard Lewis kicked free an apparent TD pass.
• And … the players had merit stickers on their helmets.
Was it really only a little more than two years ago?