Thursday, September 3, 1998
A New look: The Rainbows have new uniforms this year, made by Starter. The green is a darker shade than in the past and more closely resembles the color you see when you look at the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges.
[RAINBOW FOOTBALL PREVIEW]David Letterman has his Top 10 list. Mom carries a grocery list. Even you scribble down a list of things you have to do today. So we decided to come up with a list of our own; a high-five list of concerns the University of Hawaii must address to avoid another low-five season. But before you read on, why don't you jot down a list of your own. We've given you some hints below. If you match all five, congratulations, you know as much - or as little - as we do. OK, read on. Our complete high-five list is at the end.
[OFFENSE] [DEFENSE] [HIGH FIVE TO IMPROVING]
1 Mr. Spock once said, "I'm endeavoring to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skin." New offensive coordinator Don Lindsey knows exactly how he feels.
2 Last year, punter Chad Shrout was caught in a vortex. Just as the football left his toe, too often it met the hands or the helmets of an opponent as it ricocheted madly into the end zone.
3 Former offensive coordinator Wally English once pointed to lineman Kaulana Noa and said, ''One day, he'll be playing in the NFL.'' Current offensive line coach Greg Olejack certainly hopes so.
4 Safety Daniel Ho-Ching walked through Bob Wagner's door, into a dark two-year tunnel with cancer, only to find a different coaching staff waiting on the other side. The secondary survives through his leadership.
5 Fred vonAppen is the commander of a ship set adrift in choppy seas. He can either guide it safely to calmer waters or watch helplessly as it is dashed on the rocks.