UH Football Fan Blog (where's my banner?)


This fan blog is unaffiliated in any way with the University of Hawaii or the Warriors football team.

Privacy Policy

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Spring Day 5 News and Notes

Stephen Tsai profiles Joey Iosefa.
Iosefa made a strong first impression in his debut at running back during the Warriors' fifth practice of spring training. He made a few knock-back blocks and gained yards with tough runs.

"He's physical," offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich said. "He put in hard work in the weight room. He loves being here. He's a great teammate. We're happy to have him on the offensive side of the ball."
Just judging from one run he made in the Mainland/Polynesia All-Star game a couple years ago, this could be a good fit! Tsai also profiles running back John Lister and writes about Kamalu Umu's Kauai homecoming.

Today is running back profile day as Jason Kaneshiro profiles Alex Green.
"I know it's a blocking system, so I had to put on more weight to block linebackers and defensive ends," the senior running back said. "Being at 210 wasn't really cutting it for me. Being 230 now, I'm feeling pretty good about it."
Green said he now feels faster with the added strength and having a season in the system also allows him to react with greater decisiveness both as a runner and in his blocking assignments.

"He's light years away from when he came in here," Smith said. "He's buying into playing a lot more physical, he's buying into the technique and he's seeing results."
Kaneshiro has news and notes about Iosefa, Brashton Satele and Laupepa Letuli still awaiting word from the NCAA, and Mike Wadsworth's upcoming mission.

Ferd Lewis likes the potential of receiver Darius Bright.
With a basketball background and only three years of football — and just 14 junior college games — behind him, the player they call "Stilts" remains something of a project to be sure. But with size, 4.5 speed, good hands and a can-do attitude, one the Warriors relish seeing through to completion over the next two to three years.

Bright has, as offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich likes to put it, "a very high ceiling ... as high as he wants to take it." It has been a while since the Warriors have had a receiver who could even bump his noggin on a ceiling.
Island Sports Media has a bunch of photos from UH's Pro Day.

And Coach Greg McMackin is on Twitter.


Post a Comment

** Back to the Main Page **