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Thursday, August 3, 2000

U H _ F O O T B A L L

Jones: ‘Things
look good’

The UH football coach
is expecting nearly all of
his newcomers in camp

By Paul Arnett

June Jones expects nearly every one of his newcomers to report to camp next week.

The University of Hawaii head coach said yesterday there might be one or two who have to clear up a few matters, but he is confident most will be on board.

"We even had a couple of players currently on the team who took care of business in the spring and summer to keep their eligibility," Jones said yesterday. "We still have some guys who have to make it through the NCAA Clearinghouse, but overall, things look good."

Return specialist Jamal Garland missed the Oahu Bowl because of academic problems, but bounced back well this year. Jones said he had one of the best academic semesters of his collegiate career.

All-everything linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa is also expected to be in camp. He missed last year because the NCAA Clearinghouse said he came up one math credit short out of high school.

"We want to get him on the field to see what he can do," Jones said. "He's a player."

One player who doesn't appear to be headed here is former Michigan State quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt. Earlier this summer, Van Pelt showed interest in the Rainbows, but at this point, he is reportedly leaning to Colorado State of the Mountain West.

"We haven't heard anything for a couple of weeks," Jones said. "That usually means they're headed somewhere else."

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