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As a building block for the Hawaii defensive line, Moses Samia knows the importance of a solid foundation. The senior returns as a veteran leader for a Rainbow Warriors defensive front undergoing a renovation and relies on the power stored in his legs to hold up against double teams in the middle of the line of scrimmage.

This spring, the Hawaii football team's promise -- cross its heart and hope to spit -- was to rest Scott Harding and Joey Iosefa. But during the kickoff-return drill on Tuesday, Harding and Iosefa were blocking would-be tacklers.

After eight months of evaluations, two players who redshirted as freshmen in 2012 — Elijah Tupai and Dejon Allen — are regarded as the University of Hawaii football team's most athletic offensive linemen.

Circumstantial evidence points to Ikaika Woolsey being proven as the University of Hawaii football team's No. 1 quarterback this spring. Woolsey has worked mostly with the No. 1 offense and played well in different schematic and weather conditions.

Hawaii quarterback Ikaika Woolsey took a significant step in the quarterback competition and offensive lineman Ben Clarke might have found a permanent position at left tackle.

For two months, Hawaii defensive back Michael Martin was on a secret assignment. In February, coach Norm Chow told Martin he would receive a football scholarship beginning this summer.

At least four Hawaii football games will be picked up by the Mountain West's national television partners this season, the conference announced Thursday.

These are indeed brighter days for Hawaii running back Faga Wily. He is relatively healthy. He is participating again in the Rainbow Warriors' spring practices. And Easter Sunday is the due date for he and his wife's first child.

All-State offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva of Mililani High has made an oral commitment to play for the University of Hawaii football team in 2015. He is the first Hawaii prospect to accept a 2015 offer from the Rainbow Warriors.

Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold offered confirmation on two fronts Wednesday. In a UH press release, he first recognized the official signing of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt on the first day of the spring signing period.

Special teams coordinator Chris Demarest said the upcoming football season will feature many happy returns. Demarest said the goal is for the Rainbow Warriors to lead the nation in kickoff-return yardage.

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