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Friday, September 3, 1999


R A I N B O W _ F O O T B A L L




University of Hawaii Football
1999 season preview

DEFENSE
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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.


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