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POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2009

Special duty

Bryant Moniz's orange practice jersey looks somewhat out of place among the green and white shirts. But the backup quarterback is enjoying being part of special teams drills as the coaches evaluate which players will serve on the kick coverage and return units.

“;It's a lot of fun,”; Moniz said. “;I just like to compete in whatever way I can to help the team, whatever way I can get on the field.”;

Moniz has been fourth in the quarterback rotation, and special teams could be a way to use his athletic abilities. Moniz, a standout passer at Leilehua, said he hasn't played special teams since Pop Warner.

Pigout on Thursday

The 14th annual Murphy's Pigskin Pigout will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Murphy's Bar and Grill.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Ben Yee Summer School Scholarship Program for UH football. The Pigout has raised more than $1.5 million for the program.

The event includes a live auction for mainland and neighbor island trips and sports memorabilia. Items up for bid include a trip to San Diego to see the Jan. 3 game between the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins.

Tickets are $100 and are available at Murphy's. For more information, call 531-0422.

Get on the bus

Hawaii Transportation Association member companies are offering bus services to Aloha Stadium for UH home games. The cost of a season pass is $77 if purchased before Sept. 2. The cost per game is $14. For more information, call Polynesian Adventure (Ala Moana Center, downtown, Waikiki) at 833-3000, Roberts Hawaii (Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani) at 954-8625, E Noa (Kaimuki, Palolo) at 591-2561, VIP Trans (Kapolei) at 836-0317 and Polynesian Hospitality (Manoa, UH) at 526-3567.