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University of Hawaii outside linebacker David Manoa will miss the remainder of spring football training after being diagnosed with a dislocated left kneecap.

Outside linebacker David Manoa suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his left leg during the University of Hawaii football team's spring practice on Saturday at the school's grass practice field.

It was a winter break of discontent. Back at his family home in Tacoma, Wash., cornerback Dee Maggitt struggled on whether to return to the University of Hawaii for his senior football season.

As Quinton Pedroza blazed to a record-setting senior season at Chino High School in Southern California, one of the program's distinguished alums was racking up remarkable receiving stats an ocean away.

"He has studied (this defensive system) more than any single person," Kevin Clune said. "He'll text me at 2 a.m., ‘Hey, Coach, what do I do on this play?' ‘Hey, Coach, what should I be doing here?' He's always thinking about football."

The exit door was open for University of Hawaii football player Joey Iosefa. After closing the 2013 season with the best four-game production by a UH running back in the past two decades -- 586 yards and five touchdowns -- Iosefa had a clear path into the NFL Draft.

As redshirts, John Wa'a and Elijah Tupai picked up what they could from the periphery of practice in their first fall with the Rainbow Warriors. Their education in the spring will be far more hands-on.

It rained throughout the University of Hawaii football team's first practice of spring training on Tuesday. The storm hit afterward.

After the first practice of spring, the University of Hawaii football depth chart is as clear as Tuesday's Manoa mud. Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey took the first snap, but the Rainbow Warriors are not prepared to name a starter at that position until this summer.

The University of Hawaii football team hired Wayne Moses on Friday as assistant coach in charge of running backs.

SAN DIEGO » After an exhaustive Thursday morning of running, jumping, throwing and throwing some more, quarterback Sean Schroeder had one more thing on his agenda: throw again in the afternoon.

Quarterback Sean Schroeder envisions a future with few regrets. Schroeder is among 17 former University of Hawaii football players who will audition for scouts at Thursday's pro day on the San Diego State campus.

Assistant coaches Chris Wiesehan and Phil Rauscher are leaving the University of Hawaii football program. Wiesehan, who coached the running backs this past season, will coach the offensive linemen at Temple.

The Mountain West Conference approved an appeal enabling quarterback Beau Reilly to officially join the University of Hawaii football team. In February, Reilly made an oral commitment.

USC quarterback Max Wittek, who is seeking to transfer, is visiting Hawaii this weekend. Wittek and the Rainbow Warriors finalized travel arrangements Thursday afternoon.

For the first time in its 105-year football history, the University of Hawaii will not close its regular-season schedule at home.

For Tuesday's news conference, Kurt Gouveia wore an 'H' cap, polo shirt and attitude. "You've got to (look) pretty," Gouveia joked to reporters as he was introduced as the University of Hawaii football team's new outside linebackers coach.

The University of Hawaii football team hired Polynesian Football Hall of Fame member Kurt Gouveia to coach outside linebackers and promoted graduate assistant Jordan Wynn to quarterbacks coach on Saturday.

The University of Hawaii's athletic budget will be bolstered by $800,000 in revenue from nonconference road games this year.

As it turned out, the University of Hawaii football team’s list of 2014 recruits was a first draft. UH coach Norm Chow announced this year’s recruiting class during Wednesday afternoon’s news conference.

Jeremy Castro / Linebacker • Tavita "Tui" Eli / Offensive line • Marquis Fairchild / Rush end • Cesar Fermin / Cornerback • Dayton Furuta / Linebacker • Ka'au Gifford / Defensive tackle • Jerrell Jackson / Cornerback • Darrian Josey / Wide receiver • Donald Lambert / Wide receiver and more

The jewel of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 recruiting class has been set for six months.Today is the first day football prospects may sign binding national letters of intent.

For several months, the University of Hawaii coaches prepared for Punahou's Larry "Tui" Tuileta to officially commit as a football quarterback and volleyball outside hitter.

It is third down and long for the University of Hawaii in its bid to add a 13th game for the rapidly approaching 2014 football season. A deal for a prospective opponent to come to Aloha Stadium recently fell through, but "we're right back out there trying to find somebody else," athletic director Ben Jay said. "We still want to make that game happen, if we can."

Last week, the University of Hawaii football team announced plans to restructure its defense. On Thursday, the Rainbow Warriors continued to assemble parts, gaining an oral commitment from middle linebacker Simon Poti of Fullerton (Calif.) College.

Darrian Josey came away from his Hawaii trip with a memorable souvenir — a football scholarship. Josey, a receiver/cornerback from Florida's Boynton Beach High, told the Star-Advertiser he accepted the University of Hawaii's offer.

After being hired as the Hawaii football team's defensive coordinator on Jan. 7, Kevin Clune received a congratulatory voice message from Gov. Neil Abercrombie. On Thursday, Clune wore shorts for his first day on the job.

Hours after being named the Hawaii football team's defensive coordinator on Tuesday, Kevin Clune offered this New Year's resolution: "We're going to work hard to win some ballgames," said Clune, who spent the past five years as Utah State's linebackers coach.

A versatile California high school player has pledged to accept a University of Hawaii football scholarship and compete at defensive end/outside linebacker. "It was an easy choice," said Jahlani Tavai, a senior at Mira Costa High. "I've always loved Hawaii since I was little. I have a lot of family out there. I can always see them. And I actually do follow and love their football team."

The University of Hawaii football team went deep into the heart of Texas to secure an oral commitment from a high school safety.


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