Stealing away Chris Tormey from Washington has to be the best move of UH’s offseason.
Tormey, who will be UH’s special teams coordinator, brings experience, knowledge and subtle competitive spunk. He was the head coach at Idaho and then Nevada.
He really rebuilt the Nevada football program, helping usher its way into the WAC.
Best of all is this adds extra spice to this coming season’s game against Nevada and its head coach Chris Ault.
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Steven Hunt, a freshman left-side hitter, will not be available to play for four weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his right (hitting) hand. Hunt leads the Warriors in kills, averaging 3.72 per set.
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Jake Ingram took the Wonderlik test today at the NFL Scouting Combine, and will work out in front of NFL personnel this afternoon.
The Wonderlik is a 12-minute, 50-question exam on a wide range of subjects. Ingram answered 38 questions, which is on the high side.
He also underwent an MRI (nothing’s wrong), X-rays (everything’s OK) and an extensive physical examination.
He was measured as being 6 feet 3 and weighing 232 pounds. He said he was 238 when he left Hawai‘i earlier this week. He traced the weight loss to the hectic schedule.
He said he will run the 40-yard dash tomorrow and compete in the bench press. “I want to do all of the drills,” he said.
He said the temperature was 12 degrees this morning. When he arrived in Indianapolis, there was snow on the ground.
“That was the first time I’d seen that,” said Ingram, who was raised in Mililani.
He returns to Honolulu Sunday.
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For all of the doom-and-gloom talk, there’s no way UH is dropping baseball or men’s volleyball. Both have the potential to earn money, and in the past, were quite profitable.
As for dropping men’s tennis or men’s swimming and diving, that should be a last-resort option — after UH cuts personnel and administrators.
You always hear talk about how the athletic department is for the student-athlete. Blah, blah, blah. If that’s the case, then the first to go should be administrators and support staff. UH will save on salaries and benefits.
The big problem, of course, was that the previous AD accumulated a multi-million-dollar deficit. Somebody — and I’m starting with the Regents who stayed past their aloha date — kept approving, and once, applauding, the misleading budgets.
Now UH is in a fine mess. Cutting a sport isn’t the answer. All this nonsense does is hurt recruiting.
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Bstunna wins the basketball tickets. Call me at 256-0223.
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One of my former students, Alisha Bonifacio, gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Here she is: