Warriors quarterback Brennan upbeat despite injury
Even with a nagging sprained ankle and coming off a five-interception game, Colt Brennan maintains his sense of humor.
Now that he's come full-circle with his hairstyle, Hawaii's record-setting quarterback said he's open to ideas on what to do next with his noggin. Brennan experimented with dreadlocks and then a map of the Hawaiian Islands dyed into the side of his head. Yesterday he came to practice with a basic haircut similar to what he wore in 2005 and 2006.
Brennan's popularity is such that his hair generated more interest on the Internet the past two days than did injuries to defensive players Mike Lafaele and Ryan Mouton.
"Send your messages, e-mails on what you want me to do next," Brennan told assembled reporters after practice yesterday.
What some would like coach June Jones to do is bench Brennan this week and let him rest his sore right ankle before next week's game at San Jose State. But Jones said Brennan will play Saturday as the Warriors try to run their school-record WAC win streak to 10.
Maybe Brennan changed his hair again to divert attention from the ankle.
"It's good, it's coming along," Brennan said of the ankle. "Practicing and playing on it doesn't help. The bye week (after next week's San Jose State game) will be a really good thing for me."
Nasty looking collision
Starting slotback Ryan Grice-Mullins and scout team corner Jakeem Hawkins collided while both were jumping for a pass yesterday. Both shook it off, but Grice-Mullins banged up the knee he bruised last Saturday at Idaho. He said later he's OK, and will play Saturday.
UH running back Leon Wright-Jackson and USU quarterback Leon Jackson III are not related. ... The Aggies have a bye after Saturday's game, allowing them to return to the mainland late Sunday.