By Dave Reardon
UH safeties Erik Robinson, Viliami Nauahi and Le’Marcus Gibson won’t participate in spring practice, defensive backs coach Rich Miano said today.
Gibson is still rehabbing from knee surgery, and Robinson (shoulder) and Nauahi (arm) are also dealing with injuries. All are expected to be ready for fall camp to challenge returning starters Keao Monteilh and Desmond Thomas for playing time.
Although the suspension of corner Keenan Jones is disappointing, Miano said he is excited about Oregon transfer Jameel Dowling, as well as Calvin Roberts. They will have plenty of opportunities to compete with Ryan Mouton and JoPierre Davis, who will get the first looks.
Remember the APR scores? You probably want to forget about them if you’re a UH fan, since the Warriors lost five football scholarships two years ago and one last year because of the APR, which is linked to graduation rates and other factors. This year’s scores will be announced April 24 and May 6. Associate AD Carl Clapp said he is optimistic UH is improving in this area, although he said today he didn’t know if any scholarships would be lost.