Quarterback Bryant Moniz received an “excused absence” from today’s practice to work on a class presentation, according to head coach Greg McMackin and offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich.
Rolovich said Moniz will start in Saturday’s road game against Fresno State.
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• The Warriors plan to give Greg Salas a few reps as a safety in 7-on-7 drills this week. Salas usually gets one rep a week to work as the middle safety in Hail Mary situations. No, UH isn’t seeking an expanded defensive role for Salas. But this is another thing that will help his draft stock.
• If Rodney Bradley is healthy enough to play this week, then Dustin Blount remains as the fifth receiver in UH’s Hawaii Five-0 package. Blount, who usually plays slotback, is an easy fit as the fifth receiver. When the Warriors go to an unbalanced formation in the regular four-wide offense, they swing, say, the left slotback to the other side, between the right slotback and right wideout. In the five-wide, Blount gets to play that middle receiver position. He also can align as a wideout, as he did a few times against Louisiana Tech. Blount has a yards-after-catch (YAC) average of 11.0.
• The Hulk called. He wants former UH slotback Aaron Bain to give back his body:
* Next fund-raiser? Door handles.
* Former UH receiver (and Leilehua High graduate) Kyle Moseley, who now lives in Atlanta, visited the UH campus. UH could have saved itself seven years of BYU anguish if it threw the ball to Moseley. He was open in the end zone.