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Monday, August 16, 2010


Some news from the past weekend:

HawaiiAthletics.com highlights the offensive and defensive lines.

Stephen Tsai writes that Brent Rausch is in line to be the #2 QB.
Rausch, a fifth-year senior, was deemed the most consistent through Friday's afternoon practice. The UH coaches will make a decision after reviewing video of yesterday's 2 1/2 -hour session.

"It's close, but I'd probably vote Brent," said receivers coach Mouse Davis, the architect of the four-wide offense the Warriors use. "He has a little better completion percentage, and he has composure."
Tsai writes that defensive end Liko Satele has received a scholarship.
"He's worked so hard," said defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, who has served as Satele's mentor. "He's one of those guys who gets better and better. It's all due to his hard work. He's one of the hardest-working guys out here. When I heard he got (the scholarship), it gave me chicken skin."
Tsai also has quick notes on Kamalu Umu, Lametrius Davis and Darryl McBride.

On the Warrior Beat, Tsai had a list of some of the newcomers making an impression in fall camp. An excerpt:
• John Hardy-Tuliau — He's having a breakout camp, especially on special teams. His future is at cornerback. He was getting a lot work there in the week that Lameterius Davis was held out while awaiting medical clearance.

• Allen Sampson — Easily one of the quickest on the team, he's starting to pick up the offense. Might be difficult to get playing time at slotback, but he could contribute as a kick returner. His call whether he redshirts or tries to play.
Brian McInnis writes about the competition at kicker between Scott Enos and Tyler Hadden.
Enos won the job last fall against fellow junior college transfer Brian Blumberg. But Hadden, out of California High School, was rated the No. 10 college-bound kicker in the nation. And Enos had his share of shaky moments as a junior, particularly on kickoffs. Hadden figures to be the team's long-term guy -- it's only a matter of when.

Outwardly, anyway, Enos is oblivious to all this. Deliberately so.

"I just gotta compete with myself," said Enos, who was perfect on 34 extra-point attempts last year, but went 12-for-19 on field goals. "Ultimately, I'm the one who has to put it through the uprights. Just trying to be more consistent."
Dave Reardon writes that Jeremiah Ostrowski is planning to be a two-sport athlete.
It was less than 10 months ago, last October, when I interviewed Ostrowski ... as he observed UH basketball practice.

And, just as it was then, Ostrowski is on the football team but not on the basketball team -- yet.
Tsai wrote that some of the Warrior defensive linemen trained at a boxing club over the summer.
The boxing-related workouts proved to be beneficial. Liko Satele, the leading candidate to start at left end, noticed he was able to shed blockers.

"If you don't use your hands, you can't get away from anybody," Satele said.

Cal Lee, who coaches the UH defensive ends, said it takes quick hand movements to be a successful pass rusher.

"Boxing helps you have fast hands," Lee said. "Look at (Satele). There's a big improvement. I don't know if it's the boxing, but his hands are a lot faster. With hard work and energy, he's gotten a lot better."


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