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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Game Week: SJSU - Tuesday News

Here's a Chawan Cut compilation of news from KHON, KITV, KGMB and KFVE. The first three have news about Tyler Graunke and Rocky Savaiigaea returning from injury. Jason Tang has a report on Ko'olau Theatres showing this week's game.

Jason Kaneshiro catches up with Warriors trying to come back from injuries, including Tyler Graunke, Rocky Savaiigaea, Blaze Soares, David Farmer, Leon Wright-Jackson and Daniel Libre.
Wright-Jackson was also back after resting his sore foot during the bye week. He hurt the foot against Weber State, then aggravated the injury on the first play against Oregon State.

"It's a minor setback, it's over," he said.

But Daniel Libre's sprained ankle still hasn't recovered enough for the senior to resume practicing. Libre suited up for practice and thought he might be able to practice yesterday until he tried running and his ankle "told me otherwise."
Stephen Tsai writes about injuries to Bryce Kalau'oka'a'ea, Fale Laeli, Laupepa Letuli, Keoni Steinhoff, etc.
Laeli did not play against OSU because of a "tweaked" right ankle. He also has been troubled by tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee.

"Yes, I will play this week," Laeli declared.
"I haven't gone one year without (an injury)," said Letuli, who appears to have recovered from a slight tear in his left shoulder. "Hopefully, this is it. I want to be healthy the rest of the season, and progress."

Yesterday, the first-team tackles were Aaron Kia on the left and Adrian Thomas on the right. The usual No. 1 right tackle, Keoni Steinhoff, has a broken finger. He will resume practicing today.
Kaneshiro writes about the injuries plaguing both UH and SJSU.

Ferd Lewis marvels at the accuracy of San Jose State QB Kyle Reed.
The Spartans' Kyle Reed, an intriguing combination of inexperience and raw talent, is completing 79.4 percent of his passes, the best mark in the NCAA.

It's an amazing number, one made even more impressive as a fourth-year junior who hadn't tossed so much as a wounded duck in a college game until midway through the 2008 opener.

"Kyle Reed is just ... I mean, I've never seen a guy ... he's completing almost 80 percent of his passes," marveled the Spartans' Dick Tomey, a 28-year head coaching veteran, groping for words.
Ferd writes about Dick Tomey's feelings for Hawaii, and returning home.

And Dave Reardon profiles Tomey.
I thought he'd be retired by now.

Instead, and to the benefit of college football, Tomey returned to the helm of a Division I team - now in his fourth year at San Jose State, he's 70 and going strong.

The Tomey trademarks of three decades ago remain: his voice of crisp, clear authority; his insistence on respect for the traditional standards of winning football, including a hard-hitting defense, aggressive special teams and ball-control offense.


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