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Monday, August 22, 2011

Colorado Phase

The Warriors begin focusing on Colorado this week.
Studying the game tape from Colorado's 31-13 win over UH last year in Boulder, Colo., might help refresh their memories on the Buffaloes' returnees. But the footage won't provide much insight into situational tendencies since the matchup marks the debut of Jon Embree as Colorado head coach, along with a largely revamped staff.

"With a new staff, first game, it's really tough," McMackin said of formulating a game plan for the Buffaloes. "We're going to have to be able to adjust at game time and see what they're doing.
Jason Kaneshiro profiles backup QB Shane Austin.
For Austin, going into his senior season as a backup probably wasn't what he envisioned when he arrived in 2007. But neither is his place in the order a source of anguish.

"Obviously you come in as a freshman thinking you're going to start your next year, everybody does," Austin said with a laugh. "So it is tough, but it's a character builder for sure. It makes you stronger, mentally tough.
Kaneshiro also profiled freshman defensive back Mike Sellers.
Sellers got a look with the Warriors' starting defense at nickelback during Friday's practice, one of the few new faces in a group stacked with veterans.

"He's come a long way," UH head coach Greg McMackin said. "He's playing like John Hardy-Tuliau did last year. He's making plays, he's quick, he's fast, great attitude."
Kaneshiro also profiled receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann, who continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

And check out this recent video interview with senior safety Richard Torres, from the Leahey & Leahey archives.


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