Other Quotes from the local papers

About how they need to respond to the adjustments made by the opposing teams (they have averaged 94 yards while being shut out after halftime in their last 2 games and committed 5 turnovers in the second half vs. SJSU), Ron Lee said:
“We’ve been highly successful in our games on our first series. Then it gets to where teams adjust, and that’s where we need to execute better. Make the tight throw or make the big catch, because they’re tightening their coverages. That’s where we have to get better.” (HSB)

About using freshman Ebahn Feathers as their scout team QB to prepare their D for Inoke, Pat Hill said:
“He’ll give them a good look.” (HA)

HA Note: “Specifically, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound freshman, who was the 2007 California state high school player of the year for medium-sized schools, is being asked to replicate UH quarterback Inoke Funaki. Because of Fresno’s concerns about Funaki’s running ability, coach Pat Hill said he wanted someone fast to help prepare the Bulldogs’ defense for what they are liable to see in tomorrow’s game.”

About running UH’s offense in practice, Feathers said:
“I played (out of) the shotgun before, so it won’t be too difficult for me. Go out there and give the team the look and give them my best.” (HA)

HA Note: “Feathers, from suburban Fresno, has been timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash, according to FSU. Some people forecast him to replace the current quarterback, senior Tom Brandstater, as the starter next season.”

About how they have already sold $3.75 mil for PPV and hope that they make even more with the Fresno State game on PPV, John Fink said:
“Fresno is (UH’s) biggest rival at this point, along with Boise State, and this is a big game to see if UH can stay in the WAC race.” (HA)

HA Note: “Total PPV revenues have averaged approximately $2.7 million in recent years, Santos said. Key components in that rise are a hike in prices over last year and the popularity of a $99 UH football road package offered as an enticement to season ticket holders who renewed by Aug 1. The offer was a 65 percent savings over the regular fee. PPV revenue helps underwrite approximately 8.5 percent of UH’s $29 million athletic department budget.”


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