Warriors move to game week
After a fall camp that didn't always go according to plan, Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin and his staff are spending their weekend finalizing the script for the week leading up to Saturday's opener at No. 5 Florida.
The Warriors had a 2-hour, no-pads workout yesterday morning to end their third week of practice. They'll take today off, then have two more morning workouts on campus before leaving for the mainland on Tuesday.
"You always want to do more," McMackin said of that instinct most coaches share. "You're thinking of what you haven't covered, but we've been pretty well organized and my staff has done a great job preparing these guys. Now we're going to script all of the practices for this week, doing the game plans ... We're in game week."
What McMackin and his staff didn't count on when camp opened on Aug. 4 were injuries that kept the defensive front shuffling, though most of those players -- with the exceptions of linebacker Blaze Soares and lineman Rocky Savaiigaea -- should be able to play.
On offense, quarterback Brent Rausch again rested his throwing arm for the second straight day and watched Greg Alexander and Inoke Funaki split the snaps. Rausch is expected to be back for practice tomorrow.
"It's been a long camp, but I think we've gotten a lot accomplished and I'm excited for next Saturday to get here and get out and play," cornerback Ryan Mouton said.