The Warriors today polished off the schemes they will use against San Jose State Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
Quarterback Bryant Moniz had to work on a school project, and did not participate in practice. Afterward, he struck what he called his “academic” pose:
The most spectacular play came during punting drills, when returner Greg Salas made a behind-the-back catch. OK, it wasn’t one-handed. But according to our photographer, Craig Kojima, it was one of the most amazing plays he has seen in his decades of sports photography. The shot was shown to Salas, who, in his typical nonchalant way, said, “cool,” and walked to the locker room.
The coaches have been praising Kamalu Umu, who has played well in the past several games. The coaches have several different areas under the category “disrupting the quarterback,” and Umu has been efficient in forcing quarterbacks to move out of the pocket, hurry throws and alter passes.
In answer to Pomai’s question: Kealoha Pilares will play slotback this week, but won’t be used as a punt returner.
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Asked Moniz yesterday about slotback Miah Ostrowski.
Moniz said: “5-8, brown eyes, short hair, likes long walks on the beach, ehu girls, Punahou grad, All-State football and basketball player, loves dogs, hates cats, likes Facebook … oh, what? You mean as a football player? He’s a great player.”
Mental note: Be specific.
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Avis chooses a winner tonight.