Here are some random thoughts on a rainy Sunday:
> UH’s men’s volleyball team is 4-2 against UCLA since John Speraw succeeded Al Scates as the Bruins’ head coach. During that span, the Rainbow Warriors are 3-0 in five-set matches.
> Opposite attacker Brook Sedore and middle blocker Taylor Averill are deserving of All-America honors. Averill is a rare middle who also can set and play back-row defense. He made a nice pancake dig last night.
> UH had to open the upper level last night because the lower bowl was presumably sold out. So how come the announced turnstile count was only 2,715? It sure looked like there were more in the house. (Which again goes to the theory that maybe the SSC really only has 8,500 seats instead of 10,000-plus.)
> USC quarterback Max Wittek concludes his UH recruiting trip today. It rained most of the weekend, but this was more of a business trip. Wittek already is familiar with Aloha Stadium after playing against the Warriors in the 2013 opener.
> Everybody seems to be raving about defensive end Tui Unga’s work ethic and workouts. Unga will be participating in spring drills.
> This week, UH will finalize which players from the walk-on tryout will be invited to spring training. The finalists had to undergo academic and medical assessments. Walk-ons must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.