Quotes from the local papers

HA Note: “The Hawai’i football team’s 2005 recruiting class already is highly regarded. It has featured quarterback Colt Brennan, slotbacks Davone Bess, Aaron Bain and Michael Washington, defensive end David Veikune, linebackers Adam Leonard and Solomon Elimimian, and kicker Dan Kelly. Thing is, those players — who completed their UH eligibility — represent only part of the 2005 class. The remaining members are preparing for their senior season, which begins with Friday’s opener against Central Arkansas.”

About being one of four 2005 recruits who will start on their OL, RT Laupepa Letuli said:
“This is the last hoo-rah.” (HA)

About how their offense is on schedule to be ready for the season, Ron Lee said:
“I think we’re right on schedule. We’re giving the first two units all the reps (this) week to really sharpen up the timing with the QBs. We dropped a couple passes (during Thursday’s practice). That’s why we stayed after working on our hands. But I think we’re right on schedule. We just need to go play.” (HSB)

About their talented but extremely inexperienced receiver group, Ron Lee said:
“They’re talented as can be and they understand what we’re doing, but we’re going to see how they play on (Friday). We’re coming along nicely; we’re ahead of last season by a bunch. It’s just a matter how they show up when the lights go on.” (HSB)

About how they will prepare for Central Arkansas this week instead of just working on their system, Greg Alexander said:
“It’s going to be a different mind-set. This week is going to be more about Central Arkansas and focus more on them. I think everybody’s excited. We’ve been going against each other since the start of spring, I think we’re kind of sick of seeing each other’s faces in practice and want to get into seeing some other faces.” (HSB)

About how redshirt freshman Kawika Ornellas hsa done well since joining the late in fall camp after returning from a knee injury, Rich Miano said:
“If he was here from the beginning of camp, he’d be challenging for a starting job and he still is because of some of the injuries. He’s a capable replacement, we don’t think we drop off with Kawika Ornellas, it’s just a matter of getting him reps.” (HSB)

http://www.starbulletin.com/sports/sportsnews/20090830_uh_offense_looks_forward_to_first_test.html

http://sports.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090830/SPORTS0201/908300377&template=UHsports

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