Warriors take a break
With the first week of fall camp now behind it, the Hawaii football team can take a day to kick back for a bit.
Not so for the Warrior coaches.
While the players enjoy a day off, the staff will meet today to study up on Florida with the season opener against the fifth-ranked Gators in Gainesville now 20 days away.
"There's a sense of urgency," McMackin said after the Warriors wrapped up their final practice of the week. "It's getting close."
McMackin said the staff will use the first week to establish a depth chart, though the quarterback competition remains open among Inoke Funaki, Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch.
"It was a pretty good first week. I'm pretty sore now, so I know what to expect now coming out," Alexander said. "I learned a lot and corrected a lot of mistakes.
"Obviously, I want to win that starting job, but the biggest thing for me is to just focus on myself and try to improve every day and if that happens then I think I'll be in pretty good shape."
The Warriors resume practice tomorrow with the first of three sets of two-a-days this week (Wednesday and Friday are the others). McMackin said the Warriors will continue to work on their base packages, have a scrimmage on their 18th practice of camp, then turn their attention to installing the game plan for Florida.
"We're looking closely to identify maybe 18 guys on offense and 18 guys on defense who we can put in the ballgame to keep everybody fresh," McMackin said.
For today, though, at least some of the players already had their plans laid out for their respite from practice.
"Sleep," Alexander said.