UH Football pops the pads for first time

Simon Poti


Thursday morning at Cooke Field in Manoa, the University of Hawaii football team donned shoulder pads for the first time in spring practice.

The pads popped for what was a physical two hour workout, although no tackling was permitted.

Players ran through individual drills before a set of about 20 scrimmage plays, where the defense shined by forcing 3 turnovers.

After practice, new defensive coordinator Tom Mason expressed his pleasure with the way his defense has grasped his system, stating “I thought they played with enthusiasm, they played hard, and we created a lot of turnovers.”

No decision in the quarterback competition race has been named yet, with Ikaika Woolsey, Max Wittek, and Beau Reilly still battling for snaps.

Hawaii will continue with the 4th of 15 spring workouts on Saturday at 10:30.

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