Short week for UH scouts


POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Most of them weren't scheduled to be on the plane today as the Hawaii football team heads off to Idaho.

Hawaii (3-3, 2-1 WAC) at No. 15 Boise State (5-0, 1-0), 2 p.m., Friday, ESPN, KKEA, 1420-AM

But those remaining in town will have an impact on the outcome when the Warriors face No. 15 Boise State on Friday.

  “;(The Broncos) have different personnel groups and they come in and shift and they're just flying full speed. Our scout team has to simulate that for us,”; UH associate head coach Rich Miano said. “;They're always valuable, but this is a week where they've got to be really quick and focused and give us the best picture they can.”;


Rich Miano:
Hawaii assistant coach
counting on the scout
team this week as
Boise State looms

The Warriors scouts, mostly younger reserves and redshirts, play a vital role in preparing the starting unit for a Broncos scheme that can create confusion with motion and misdirection.

“;They've got a crazy offense and when they draw it up on the cards it's just lines going everywhere,”; said freshman quarterback Shane Austin, who has the task of simulating BSU quarterback Kellen Moore in practice.

The Warriors (3-3, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) have also gotten key contributions from some of their role players in two wins leading up to their midseason meeting with the Broncos (5-0, 1-0) at Bronco Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Hawaii time.