University of Hawaii feature on the Special Teams

UH = University of Hawaii Athletics website

UH Note: “The good news is the unit is now in the able hands of coaching veteran Chris Tormey, who begins his first year at UH after three decades in the business, including head coaching stints at Nevada and Idaho.”

Happy with punter Alex Dunnachie, Chris Tormey said:
“We’re really pleased with Alex. I think he’s ahead of schedule. For a guy who hasn’t played an American football game before, he’s picking up the concepts really well. He has tremendous ability and I think he’s going to develop into an outstanding player.” (UH)

About the battle between Brian Blumberg and Scott Enos for the starting kicker job, Tormey said:
“We have two qualified place kickers, both of whom were outstanding placekickers in junior college last year. They’re in a pretty heated competition now and as soon as we get closer to game time it will start to sort itself out.” (UH)

About Luke Ingram replacing his brother Jake as their long-snapper, Tormey said:
“Luke is very consistent and has outstanding speed on the ball. He takes his job very seriously and works hard to evolve his talent. He’s another young guy that has a bright future here at UH.” (UH)

About trying to improve their punt-return average this season (UH was 119th nationally last year), Tormey said:
“We’ve got some speed back there and we’re still kind of sorting through players. The key to improving this year is doing a good job of holding up the coverage people at the line of scrimmage. If we can give our return guy an opportunity to get started, we’ll have a chance to make bigger returns than last year” (UH)

http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2009/8/20/FB_0820090610.aspx

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