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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Warrior Pro Day & more Spring Ball

Congratulations to our Warriors in their Pro Day workouts today in Carson, CA. Here's some vid and news.

And from the Star Advertiser:
Pro Day Preview.
Representatives from every NFL team will evaluate speed, agility, jumping and weightlifting disciplines.
Position drills will be recorded on video, with copies sent to NFL and Canadian Football League teams.
“We want to open some eyes,” said cornerback Lametrius Davis, who trained in Portland, Ore., the past two months.
Pro Day Preliminary Results
Other players had standout performances. Ex-UH safety Mana Silva, who led the Warriors in interceptions last season, recorded what was initially announced as a UH pro day record of 42 inches in the vertical jump, breaking a record of 41 1/2 set by Kenny Patton in 2007.

Stephen Tsai has some pictures from the event on his Warrior Beat blog.

And thanks to LizK for finding some post Pro day reactions from outside Hawaii on our former Warriors.
From Yahoo Sports. Alex Green receives lots of attention from scouts.
Hawaii running back Alex Green had a strong Pro Day workout, displaying sound hands and smooth cuts as four running back coaches observed.

Sports Illustrated's take on how our wide receivers looked.

All three receivers from Hawaii looked terrific and each established themselves as legitimate picks during different points of the draft's seven rounds.

And more from Spring Practice. More from the SA and how some backups are getting more reps with unfortunate nagging injuries to the first liners.
“We feel for the injured guys, but it’s been a blessing in disguise for the inexperienced players,” defensive line coach Tony Tuioti said.
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said: “Our young guys are stepping up. It’s their time.”

And a preview of running back Joey Iosefa from Samoa.
“Joey Iosefa’s been a great surprise,” UH running backs coach Brian Smith said. “He looks a lot quicker, he’s understanding the offense a lot better, getting a lot more comfortable, so he’s had a really good spring so far.”

Ferd Lewis profile's Darius Bright and how luminescent his future at Hawaii might be.
Gone are Salas, Pilares and Bradley, three of the top four pass catchers on what was the nation’s most accomplished passing team.
With Pollard returning at wide receiver on the right side, Bright's emergence on the left would give the Warriors the kind of explosive, double-barreled outside threat they haven’t enjoyed for a while.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Ball '11 - Moniz profile, Warrior-alumni news

Sorry to be MIA for so long. I'm back.
Here's tonight's news highlighting Bryant Moniz

Also some profiles of our former Warriors from the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Former Hawaii DE, Kevin Jackson rode out the earthquake in Tokyo
and is currently helping to rebuild.
"KJ" has been in Japan since 2005, playing for the Obic Seagulls. As a rookie, he became the first foreign-born MVP as the Gulls won the championship of the X League, which is the highest level of American football in Japan.

Recent alumnus, Lametrius Davis, along with fellow former Warriors, will attempt to impress NFL scouts tomorrow at Hawaii's Pro Day in Carson, CA.
Davis is among about 15 former Hawaii football players who will participate in UH's pro day tomorrow at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Representatives from every NFL team will attend the combine in which pro hopefuls will perform running, jumping and lifting drills.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 Schedule released

Via UH's athletic department's website, here's next year's finalized schedule.

2011 Schedule
Sept. 10 at Washington
Sept. 17 at UNLV
Sept. 24 UC DAVIS
Oct. 1 at Louisiana Tech*
Oct. 8 BYE
Oct. 15 at San Jose State*
Oct. 29 at Idaho*
Nov. 12 at Nevada*
Nov. 26 TULANE

* denotes WAC conference games

BEAT BYU!!!!!! (and everyone else too of course)

(anyone willing to part with one of these towels??)

It seems favorable to me, if we can replace the starters from last year. What do you guys think for final record predictions?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Need Your Football Fix?? Spring practice!

Worried about the NFL, stalled labor talks and the possibility of no season next fall? Don't worry, the Warriors will be there crackin' some helmets and hopefully putting up the same big numbers both offensively and defensively.
Spring practice starts tomorrow on the lower campus fields and the Star Advertiser's Stephen Tsai provides a preview to the depth chart and outlook for each position:
"This spring is a crucial spring for us," said McMackin, who is 23-18 in three seasons as UH's head coach. "If you look at our team, we have a lot of talent, but we don't have a lot of experience. The guys we lost had an outstanding season. But we have guys who have been getting reps and are talented, and in some ways, we're excited about our young players. They're ready to go."

Sportshawaii.com's BigWave96744 has also begun his daily player/roster update by providing pictures/stats/video of each Warrior on this year's roster. Keep checking that link daily for the next Warrior to be profiled.
Today's Warrior: DB, Marcus Cooley
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