The Weber State football team arrived this afternoon, and after a meal, practiced at Aloha Stadium.
Here’s the other Coach Mac — Ron McBride:
Chris Fuamatu-Ma‘afal, who played for McBride at Utah, stopped by.
Mr. and Mrs. Bulla provided the food — 90 Zip-Pacs.
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• Keith AhSoon will be the starting left tackle against Weber State. AhSoon moves from left guard. Brysen Ginlack will open at left guard. Laupepa Letuli, who won’t practice until Monday, will reclaim the left tackle’s job when he heals from a sore AC joint in his left shoulder. Aaron Kia, who has tendinitis in his knees, will be available on a need-to-play basis.
• Right wideout Jovonte Taylor did not practice today because of a tweak in his right leg. Dustin Blount replaced Taylor as the third kick returner.
• JoPierre Davis — don’t call him “J.P.” — has been named captain of two of the six special teams.
• Jayson Rego is getting more time at running back. Daniel Libre did no practice today, an indication he will not play against Weber State.
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Unfortunately for linebacker Solomon Elimimian, the NCAA’s replay system does not cover defensive statistics.
Elimimian was credited with five tackles in the Warriors’ 56-10 loss to Florida.
But in reviewing video of the game, Elimimian should have been credited with 12 tackles.
Thing is, the NCAA recognizes the home team’s statistics as the official record of a game. The only way a statistic may be changed is if there is a glaring mistake; for instance, if a tackle is credited to a player who is not in the game.
It is hoped the tackle discrepancy will not factor in Elimimian’s pursuit of the UH record for career tackles.