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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jeramy Bryant, Geordon Hanohano, Nevada

Last night's Chawan's Cut has KITV interviewing Jeramy Bryant and Geordon Hanohano.

Jason Kaneshiro profiles Jeramy Bryant.
Along with the Warriors' practice time, Bryant's weekly preparation includes intensive film study of the upcoming opponent, scouring the footage to pick up any tendencies he can apply come game night.

"He spends a lot of time studying people and Jeramy is a technician when it comes to the game within a game," defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said. "Jeramy's always coming to us with keys and tips he's seeing. He'll be a great coach one day."
Stephen Tsai has news and notes about Matagisila Lefiti practicing at right guard in place of an injured Adrian Thomas, George Daily-Lyles chasing jackrabbits when he was in high school, and Geordon Hanohano getting better and more consistent.
Meatoga, a co-captain, said Hanohano is finally fulfilling his potential.

"He's always been able to play," Meatoga said. "But it was one of those things where it was hit or miss. He would do it some plays, then go backward the next play. He's not in high school, anymore, and he's a really big kid. He has a lot of talent. For being a big kid, he can run for days. I think he's finally realizing what kind of player he can be."
Joe Santoro of The Nevada Appeal has a list of ten things to look for in Saturday's UH-Nevada matchup. Here's #9:
9. Expect a ton of offense

The Wolf Pack is the No. 2 offense in the nation at 545 yards a game. Hawaii is sixth at 497 a game. Hawaii averages 7.58 yards on every play. The Pack averages 7.4. The Wolf Pack is seventh in the nation in scoring at 43 points a game. Hawaii is 11th at 39 a game. If you get up off the couch to go get another soft drink, you might miss three touchdowns.
Chris Murray of The Reno Gazette-Journal profiles Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch.
"He's much more physical than people give him credit for," Wolf Pack defensive ends coach Kevin Wilson said. "He's not just a speed rusher. When you watch him on film, the sacks he gets and the plays he makes is a lot of power stuff. He's a very powerful, strong guy. When people first say Dontay Moch, they think 'freakish athlete,' 'really fast,' but when you watch him in games, he's taking on 330-pound tackles and just putting them on their backs."

That power has been on full display during the Wolf Pack's past two games. In wins over UNLV and San Jose State, Moch had 18 tackles, including eight for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. Last weekend, he set the WAC's career record for tackles for loss with 52.
And Ferd Lewis writes about the implications of this game if UH can pull off a victory.
Get past Nevada and UH will find itself on a collision course with two-time defending WAC champ and current No. 3 Boise State. Avoid the trapdoor games in between and UH sets up a meeting with the Broncos for what might be all the marbles three weeks hence.

There is a lot UH must do in the interim, of course. But it would be a remarkable turn of events for the Warriors, who were picked to finish fifth by the conference coaches and seventh by the WAC media, just three months ago.

Should UH put itself on track for a winner-take-all meeting with Boise State, the pleasure would be all Hawaii's since the conference schedule is scripted to deliver the WAC -- and its TV partner, ESPN -- a Thanksgiving weekend championship pairing in Reno between Boise State and Nevada.


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