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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nevada Previews, Coach Mack Show, Na Koa Report, Etc.

HawaiiAthletics.com and NevadaWolfPack.com have game info and notes.

HawaiiNewsNow.com has this week's Coach Mack Show up online. The Call of the Warrior segment is a profile of Corey Paredes.

NaKoa.org has this week's lunch report up on NaKoa.org. The speakers were Larry Csonka, Greg McMackin and Mouse Davis. Here's an excerpt from Mouse's analysis:
Davis said Alex Green had a great game because his mother drove down from Oregon to see the game. He joked that maybe we should arrange for Green’s mother to come to all the games.

The shovel screen passes to Green worked well because the receivers ran defenders out of plays. Davis showed on the 46 yard screen pass to Green, defenders with their backs turned running with the receivers away from Green.
CBS Sports.com has a game preview.

Mark Warszawski of the Fresno Bee has a game preview.

Pistol Whipping the WAC, a Nevada fan blog, also previews the game.

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette Journal writes that Nevada defensive coordinator Andy Buh is excited to face the Warriors' offense.
"Heck yeah," Buh said. "Heck yeah. We're going over there against one of the best offenses in the country and we'll see what we're made of. We'll find out what this defense is all about. We're hungry for the challenge."
Stephen Tsai profiles receiver Royce Pollard, managing a Jonas Brothers reference in the process.
Pollard is fourth in the WAC in receptions (5.17 per game) and receiving yards (74.17 per game), but Salas and Pilares are Nos. 1 and 2 in those categories. For all of his solo accomplishments, Pollard is Kevin Jonas.

"I have no problem with it at all," Pollard said. "We work as a unit. We all help each other get open. We all get (passes). There's no reason to be selfish, to be the lead singer."

Salas said he often gets open because Pollard runs routes to draw away the extra defender.

"Royce does a lot for us," Salas said.
Tsai also has news and notes about the birth of Tony and Keala Tuioti's seventh child, the 25 stitches Aaron Brown had to get on his face after the Fresno game, and linebacker Kapono Rawlins-Crivello finally joining the team.
Rawlins-Crivello played for Boise State through the 2007 season. When he learned his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he withdrew from school and returned to Hawaii. He said his mother is in remission, and now feeling healthy.

Because Boise State did not grant a scholarship release, Rawlins-Crivello needed to wait two years before playing for another WAC school. A delay in filing his paperwork kept him ineligible until this past Friday. Rawlins-Crivello has cleared all of his medical tests and will practice with the Warriors tomorrow. He only has this year of eligibility. "That's OK," he said. "I'm happy to be playing again."
Boise State, you heartless bastards.

Dave Reardon is looking forward to 'Son of a Gun Saturday'.
WHO KNEW THEN that five years later the pistol would be all the rage? Who knew it would be implemented by Norm Chow (UCLA's Norm Chow, that is) in a victory over Texas? Who knew Hawaii would even employ elements of it?

They even run it now at Portland State, which seems sacrilegious, since that's where Mouse Davis and June Jones first rained hell on unsuspecting foes with the run-and-shoot -- foes like Ault's Nevada team. And things haven't exactly thawed between Davis and Ault since they nearly duked it out at a game between the Vikings and the Wolf Pack a few centuries ago.

"Let's just say we had a confrontation," says Davis, now the Hawaii receivers coach, as Nevada and its 6-0, 19th-ranked pistoleros visit UH, which is 4-2 after winning three in a row.
CFN's Pete Fiutak is already forecasting the snubbing of Bryant Moniz.
4. Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz will be the best player in the WAC, and won’t get first or second-team all-conference honors.
It’ll be a coin-flip between Boise State’s Kellen Moore and Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick for the First Team All-WAC quarterback slot, and Moore will win it and will end up being in New York as a Heisman finalist. But it’ll be Moniz, the Hawaii junior quarterback, who’ll do more for his team and will be the best player in the conference.
Robert Collias of the Maui News profiles Maui-born cousins Andrew Fauumu and Kaniela Tuipulotu.
"I have grown a lot since I have been around this team - they made me feel like this is my family from the beginning," Faaumu said. "To be able to play for Hawaii, represent the state of Hawaii, is a dream come true. Every week my family comes up to support me and I have got family on the Mainland, too. My dad (Tivoli Faaumu) comes to every home game and my sister, Kaulana, too.
Collias also published a lot of quotes that didn't make the story. Here's one of them:
Tuipulotu, who played for UA in a Las Vegas Bowl win over BYU in 2008, on the possibility of leading UH to a bowl game: ‘‘That would be great it would be great, we have so much pride on this team. I haven’t ever got butterflies since high school, but I do here. To accomplish that here would be a good accomplishment for us all — there is nothing better than accomplishing one of your goals and doing it with you brothers.’’
And finally, another view of UH's post-game haka at Fresno -- this one from californialove75.


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