Sad to hear of the passing of Chris Gaines, who was the UH basketball team’s career scoring leader.
Gaines, 41, died in Orlando, where he was living with his wife, Diane, and their three children, according to his step-mother, Clara Gaines.
Gaines was a soft-spoken guy, tremendously nice, and a pure shooter.
UH’s Circle of Honor committee has been meeting. Gaines deserves to be honored, for his athletic performance and how well he represented UH.
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The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl marked the end of an era, of sorts, for the Warriors. Of the 26 starting positions — 11 on offense, 12 on defense (counting the nickelback), three specialists (kicker, punter, long-snapper) — 13 were brought in by June Jones’ coaching staff.
Next season, there will be only five holdovers — most notably linebacker Corey Paredes, safety Richard Torres and right wideout Royce Pollard. The number could grow to seven if slotback Miah Ostrowski and safety Kenny Estes win starting jobs.
That means, for the first time, the majority of recruits will be from the Greg McMackin tenure. McMackin has worked on balancing out the classes, and trying to bring in tall and quick receivers and defensive backs. From this point, his tenure should be judged.