Warriors OL looks greatly improved at the Warrior Bowl

About how he asked the refs at their scrimmages to watch for holding by their OL, Mac said:
“On Maui last week and this week I went to the officials and told them to watch our hands. And every time they tell me our hands are good.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “I talked to a couple of zebras who said UH’s offensive linemen have been getting better every week — and if there had been any holding, it would’ve been called.”

About how their OL have improved their technique this spring, and that leads to improved confidence, OL coach Gordy Shaw said:
“They’re learning to block with their feet. They moved their feet well today and they stayed on their blocks.” (HSB)

About the five “sacks” during the Warrior Bowl, Shaw said:
“When the quarterback’s off-limits, sometimes it helps the defense. They don’t have to tackle him. What I liked is I didn’t see anyone come in scot-free.” (HSB)

About how they have improved their depth on the OL, Shaw said:
“I would say our depth and confidence have improved a lot. Right now, we have a lot of guys who are confident that they can give our quarterbacks all the time that they need.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Right now it goes, from left to right, Aaron Kia, Ray Hisatake, John Estes, Ralph Ieru and Pepa Letuli. But guys like Adrian Thomas and Brysen Ginlack are giving Shaw, offensive coordinator Ron Lee and McMackin plenty to think about.”

About not having a holding call during the Warrior Bowl, Thomas said:
“(No holding calls) is a good achievement for us.” (HSB)

About their improvement at the OL, RG Ginlack said:
“The calls are better now and the game plan is easier.” (HSB)

About how their offense is much better than last year, Mac said:
“We’re thin on defense with Blaze (Soares) and Paipai (Falemalu) out, and we split our secondary up. But I think our offense would’ve moved the ball against anyone today. We’re miles ahead of where we were last year.” (HSB)

http://www.starbulletin.com/columnists/furtherreview/20090426_Warriors_offensive_line_appears_to_have_taken_a_big_leap_forward_this_spring.html

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