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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

UW Preview, Moniz, Satele, Estes, Tomey

The Sports Network has a Hawaii-Washington game preview.
If the Warriors are smart, they'll let Moniz loose again and let him make plays with his legs since the Washington run defense is still a work in progress. However, Hawaii has to make sure that its quarterback also finds a groove passing the ball in order to find a more balanced attack and keep Moniz from taking unnecessary hits down the field.
Ryan Divish of The News Tribune profiles Bryant Moniz.
UW sophomore safety Taz Stevenson shook his head at Moniz’s numbers. As a freshman for Mililani High, Stevenson played against Moniz, who went to Leilehua High, in one of Hawaii’s bigger high school rivalry games.

“He scrambled on us and had a big arm and threw deep,” Stevenson said. “I knew he was a good player. But I didn’t know he’d be like that.”
Ferd Lewis writes that Huskies cornerback Desmond Trufant can't wait to face Moniz (subscription required).
After Eastern Washington attempted 69 passes (completing 39 for 473 yards), he can hardly wait to see what UH, with the nation's passing leader in 2010, might put in the air.

"That means more opportunities for the secondary. I mean, it gets you all hyped up pretty much," Trufant said.

"Hawaii has a real good quarterback (Bryant Moniz) and we know they are gonna pass and pretty much the game is going to be in our hands," Trufant said.
Stephen Tsai profiles Warriors defensive end Liko Satele (subscription required).
"What he did Saturday was not a surprise -- not to the coaches," Lee said. "He's been doing that all during our practices. It's not like we were shocked he was playing well. What you do in practice is what you're supposed to do in a game. He was sacking and putting tremendous pressure in practice. We were waiting for him to do that in the game."

Satele shrugged, and said: "I was waiting for me, too."
Tsai writes that defensive back Kenny Estes will see an expanded role vs. Washington (subscription required).
This weekend, Estes will play the rover-like position called quarter in several defensive schemes.

"Kenny is a senior, a great athlete, and we consider him one of our starters," associate head coach Rich Miano said.
Dave Reardon talks to Dick Tomey about the UH special teams (subscription required).
"There were a lot of good things. But when you break it down and look at individual technique there are so many things we can do better," Tomey said Tuesday after practice. "As you know, coaches are never satisfied completely."
That tells you how much this group has progressed under Tomey. Last year the special teams had to worry about correcting mistakes to avert disasters, now it's about a little tinkering in order to totally ruin the opponents' day.


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