UH drills in Atlanta en route to Florida
ATLANTA » Following a cross-country trek on Tuesday, the Hawaii football team settled into East Coast time with the first of two practices at Georgia Tech yesterday.
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"The team is in good spirits, everybody felt good and I think they adjusted very well," UH coach Greg McMackin said after the evening workout at the Yellow Jackets' practice field. "Practice was sharp and I thought the trip was good.
"We lifted weights here today and (Georgia Tech head coach and former UH offensive coordinator) Paul Johnson has opened up everything for us, so it's worked out really good for us."
The Warriors head down to Florida today in advance of Saturday's season-opening game against the fifth-ranked Gators in Gainesville.
As he did prior to the team's departure, McMackin said the starting quarterback job remains a game-time decision between junior Greg Alexander and sophomore Brent Rausch.
But Alexander took most of the repetitions in the 2-hour practice and completed 21 of 29 throws with one interception in 7-on-7 drills, then went 5-for-7 in the team period against the Warriors' top two defensive units. Rausch was 6-for-11 in 7-on-7s and had just three plays in the team period.