Friday, September 3, 1999
University of Hawaii Football
1999 season preview
Graphics By Kip Aoki, Star-Bulletin
Probable starter listed first. Lineup subject to change
Left defensive tackle: Penetrate as far into the backfield as possible, drawing double-teams to free up the middle linebacker.
99 Lui Fuga 6-2 326 Fr. 91 Matt Elam 6-2 262 Sr.
Left defensive end: Contain the sweeps and the runs off tackle. Pressure passer and keep him in the pocket.
70 Mike Iosua 6-3 271 So. 58 Chris Brown 6-1 252 Fr.
Left linebacker: First responsibility is to watch for running plays. Often comes hard off the edge to blitz vs. the pass.
11 Anthony Smith 6-1 210 Jr. 46 Keani Alapa 6-0 207 Fr. 1 Bo Espinoza 6-3 219 So.
Left cornerback: In cover one, cornerback usually locked in man- to-man. He also has zone respon- sibilities in covers two, three and four.
20 Shawndel Tucker 5-9 170 So. 34 Flex Armstrong 5-7 165 Jr.
Right defensive tackle: Responsibilities are similar to left tackle. Penetrate the pocket vs. the pass, allowing blitzing backers to break free.
92 Tony Tuioti 6-0 290 Sr. 97 Doug Sims 6-2 357 Jr.
Right defensive end: Responsibilities mirror left side. Both can be involved in pass coverage during zone blitzes.
6 Joe Correia 6-2 260 Jr. 41 Steve Dietschy 6-2 245 Jr.
Right cornerback: Responsibilities are similar to left cornerback. Unlike some defensive packages, they won't be involved in field and boundary packages.
7 Phil Austin 6-0 184 Sr. 27 Quincy LeJay 5-9 187 Sr. 24 Tavis Campbell 5-11 199 Jr.
Right linebacker: Similar responsibilities as left linebacker. Both involved in coverage of tight ends and slotbacks.
22 Yaphet Warren 6-1 202 Sr. 26 Robert Kemfort 6-2 202 Jr.
Free safety: Is the enforcer down the middle. Can be involved in blitzes, but is often matched up with the slotback or helps cover deep zone.
12 Nate Jackson 5-10 154 So. 7 Phil Austin 6-0 184 Sr.
Strong safety: Safeties are often interchangeable in this 4-3 package. Are the last line of defense against the run.
17 Dee Miller 6-1 195 Jr. 36 Jacob Espiau 5-10 190 So.
Middle linebacker: The main line of defense against running plays inside the tackle. Also is involved in blitz packages.
44 Jeff Ulbrich 6-0 248 Sr. 47 Matt Paul 6-2 236 Sr. 51 Pisa Tinoisamoa 6-0 241 Fr.