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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coach Mack Show, Dustin Blount, LaTech on 4th QB, Beer Fest

Hawaii News Now has this week's Coach Mack Show available for viewing up on their website.

Here's last night's Chawan's Cut of local news coverage:

HawaiiAthletics.com has quotes from Greg McMackin's weekly press conference.

Stephen Tsai profiles receiver Dustin Blount, who should be getting more playing time in the upcoming weeks.
Blount has endured a series of obstacles in Manoa. He was held out of the first three games of 2008 while waiting for his junior college transcripts to be processed. By the time he was cleared, "I decided to redshirt," he said.

In the summer of 2009, he went back to Los Angeles to take care of a family matter. Because he did not have access to a computer, he had to take an "incomplete" for an online class. When he finished the work, the fall semester had started. He then suffered a partially torn hamstring. He played four games last year. "It was a bad year," he said.

But he refused to be discouraged. "The love of the game keeps me going," Blount said, "and my father."
Ferd Lewis has some news and notes about UH students receiving free tickets to the games, Brett Leonard getting cleared to play this week, Rodney Bradley continuing to recover from his hamstring injury, and some unfortunate news for running back Hogan Rosehill:
Running back Hogan Rosehill will miss the rest of the season after suffering a noncontact knee injury against Charleston Southern.

That ends plans for running back Jordan Monico to move to linebacker. Monico leads the UH kickoff team with 10 tackles.
Ferd Lewis highlights the two top tacklers in the nation, both from Hawaii.
The two most prolific tacklers atop the statistics this season, the NCAA tells us, are linebackers, and both from here: Notre Dame's Manti Te'o (Punahou) and the University of Hawaii's Corey Paredes (Castle).

They average 13.50 and 13.25 tackles per game, respectively.

Theirs is an impressive distinction, though hardly an anomaly. "What it means," suggests WAC-TV analyst and former head coach Dick Tomey, "is that Hawaii produces some very good linebackers."
Louisiana Tech is having quarterback issues, with Tarik Hakmi becoming the 4th QB to be named a starter this season.
Hakmi becomes the fourth different quarterback to be dubbed a "starter" this season.

"I don't know if anybody has had a similar situation," Dykes said of his dizzying quarterback rotation. "This may be unique to the history of football."
Unique to the history of football??? Well it wasn't so long ago...

And Na Koa reminds us that the Hawaii Bowl Beer Fest is this Thursday, September 30th.
Don’t forget the Hawai’i Bowl Beer Fest is this Thursday at Murphy’s Bar & Grill starting at 6:00 p.m.

One third of this year’s proceeds will benefit Na Koa, so come out and support the Warriors and the Hawai’i Bowl Foundation.


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