Line coach Gordy Shaw said the Warriors still are not set at two starting jobs on the offensive line. Left tackle Austin Hansen, right guard Adrian Thomas and right tackle Laupepa Letuli have secured starting jobs.
The coaches were prepared to announce left guard Brysen Ginlack and center Brett Leonard as starters. But Shaw said at least another day of evaluation is needed. The holdup, apparently, is the battle between Leonard and Bronson Tiwanak at center. Leonard and Ginlack had been battling at left guard.
Head coach Greg McMackin said a decision could wait another day. The Warriors will not begin practicing exclusively for USC, the season opener, until Thursday.
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Let’s suppose your partner leaves. You could sue, I imagine, on grounds the partner broke some sort of agreement. I’m pretty sure the WAC has legal arguments against the schools that make commitment promises one week and then leave the next. I’m sure the WAC, through legal means, could get both money and make the breakaways hurt as much. But … sheesh. If somebody doesn’t want to be with you, somebody doesn’t want to be with you. It’s wasted energy and time to think otherwise, and, in the end, Fresno State, Nevada, Boise State and, if there are no statutes of limitations, UNLV, San Dieg State, etc., are not coming back. The WAC should focus all of its energies on finding new teams — and maybe its dignity.
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On the other hand, it would be kind of fun for the WAC to sue the presidents of Fresno State and Nevada. Essentially, both are board members of the WAC. They have access to the finances and other WAC information. To use such information for their own benefit, breaking their responsibility to the league, well, that makes them liable.
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We have an autographed placard honoring Dave Shoji’s 1,000th victory. If you want to enter the drawing for it, please post: Are you ready for some volleyball?
Avis chooses a winner tonight.