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A month before the University of Hawaii's football opener, season tickets sales are in danger of sliding to their lowest point in at least 35 years.

A team-by-team recap of the Mountain West Conference in 2013 and a look ahead for the 2014 season.

Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey will take the first snap of training camp, but that will not ensure being named the University of Hawaii's starting quarterback for the Aug. 30 opener against Washington.

Head coach Norm Chow vowed to field an improved University of Hawaii football team this season. "We're going to be better," said Chow, who spoke at the Mountain West Conference's Football Media Days on Wednesday.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable will offer eight of the University of Hawaii's 13 football games on pay-per-view this season.

Donovan Raiola, a former Wisconsin and Kamehameha Schools center, has joined the University of Hawaii football staff as an intern. Although he was not selected in the 2006 National Football League draft, Raiola eventually was a member of seven teams during his six-year career.

As hard as the University of Hawaii is pushing sales of season tickets this football season, there is a growing realization that smaller plans will be critical as ticket buyers adopt "a wait-and-see" approach on the 2014 Rainbow Warriors.

Defensive lineman Lawrence Lagafuaina, who spent the past four football seasons at Washington, is prepared to transfer to Hawaii. "I'm going to be a Warrior," said Lagafuaina, who is awaiting acceptance into a UH master's program.

Former USC quarterback Max Wittek said there is a "good possibility" he will join the University of Hawaii football team as a non-scholarship player.

The University of Hawaii football team wasted little time in filling a need, securing a commitment from running back Domonique Small of Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.

University of Hawaii running back Aofaga Wily is expected to retire from football because of medical reasons relating to a concussion suffered last year. Wily is awaiting approval from doctors and administrators.

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