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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Day 9: Moniz to return, Saturday scrimmage notes

From Stephen Tsai at the Advertiser, regarding the timetable for Moniz' return.
"He's going to work it out," head coach Greg McMackin said. "He's going to be back on our football team. It's between he and myself when he comes back."
He also has details from yesterday's scrimmage at Ching Field. Some excerpts of interest:
Meanwhile, the Warriors have established a two-tier order at quarterback, with Shane Austin, who will be a junior in the fall, and freshman David Graves 1-2 on the depth chart. Brent Rausch, Cayman Shutter and Corey Nielsen are in the second tier.
Now offensive tackle Laupepa Letuli, who also is seeking a sixth year, wants a decision — any decision — from the NCAA.

"I want (the NCAA) to give me something," said Letuli, who filed his appeal in January. "I don't care what the answer is. I want an answer so I know what to do."
Right tackle Kainoa LaCount will miss the rest of spring training because of a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The injury does not require surgery.

"It's all right,"LaCount said. "As long as I'm coming back, that's the main thing."
Jason Kaneshiro from the Star Bulletin notes that Satele addressed the team before their scrimmage. He also has his views from the scrimmage.
"He told the whole team to take it a play at a time because you never know when it'll be your last," freshman George Daily-Lyles said of the emotional scene.
Daily-Lyles, coming off a redshirt season, has moved into a three-way competition with Mana Lolotai and Jake Heun for the middle spot in the Warriors' base 4-3 alignment.
Dave Reardon makes a case for 5-to-play-5.
Five-to-play-five is just that: College athletes get five years to play five seasons. That's it, no more redshirts, grayshirts, polkadotshirts or paisleyshirts. Just five-to-play-five. Easy, no fuss, no muss.

The average college student - and we're not talking just student-athletes - takes more than four years to graduate; so it's not a reach to allow five seasons of eligibility, it's actually appropriate.

If a true freshman is ready to play, he or she plays. No worries about "wasting" a year. No more injury redshirts.

It would mean fewer headaches and record-keeping hassles for coaches and administrators.
And all 3 stations cover the practice as well.


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