By Dave Reardon
Jason Kaneshiro reports that the big items from June Jones’ news conference today are that Rustin Saole and Keao Monteilh could both be done because of injuries.
Saole, a backup linebacker and special teams stud, hurt his knee and Monteilh injured his shoulder Saturday. Tests are still being done on Monteilh, who is UH’s starting free safety. Saole is a senior, and Monteilh is listed as a junior, although records indicate he may be a senior in eligibility.
Linebackers coach Cal Lee is holding out hope that Saole is not out for the year. “The medical people haven’t told us yet,” Lee said. “But it may be an ACL (in which case, Saole needs surgery and is out for the season).”
More on these injuries and other UH football topics from Jason in tomorrow’s Star-Bulletin.
I’ve got this week off, burning off the rest of my vacation in anticipation of a very busy last two months of the year overflowing into January that could include documenting a Heisman finalist, perhaps an undefeated season and maybe even a BCS bowl. Yes, a lot of things have to fall into place, but they all could happen.
You will be in the capable hands of Jason Kaneshiro, Brian McInnis and Billy Hull this week in the newspaper, and I’ll try to get them to provide some insight on the blog, too. I might sneak away to Vegas for a day or two, but will be home most of this week and will probably have a comment or two to make.
Couple of corrections: Ryan Grice-Mullins has 27 receptions for 370 yards in the last two games. I typo’d 270 in today’s paper. And Jason Rivers now has catches in 45 games in a row to lead the nation, not 44 like I wrote in Warrior Replay.
Today’s a double-good day for Colt Brennan. He got WAC Player of the Week, and just got an e-mail announcing him as a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award.