Rainbow Warriors don full pads for physical workout

Dayton Furuta (left) and Ryan Tuiasoa (right) lock horns in Wednesday's Oklahoma drill


The University of Hawaii football training camp continued Wednesday afternoon as the ‘Bows took another step closer to game day.

The Rainbow Warriors broke out full pads for the first time since opening camp a week ago.

The green light to full contact added a spring to the step of a squad that’s already chomping at the bit to hit someone not wearing green and white.

“It was absolutely amazing. I love it,” said senior defensive end Luke Shawley. “It doesn’t really feel like football until you get the pads on.”

A pre-practice rendition of the Oklahoma set the tone for what was a physical affair that turned out to be pleasantly crisp to head coach Norm Chow.

“I thought for the most part it was handled very well,” Chow said. “A couple of young guys got heated up but that’s what you want.”

Training camp practices continue Thursday at 2:15 p.m. at Joseph Platt Cooke Field before jumping H-1 westbound for a closed workout at Aloha Stadium on Friday.

Kickoff against Colorado to open the 2015 season is set for Sept. 3.

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