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For Scott Harding, playing receiver is like riding a bike. And Harding, who has logged time on an exercise bicycle during training camp, proved on Thursday that he still is a reliable receiver.

Fruits, chicken and sweet potatoes became staples in the Hawaii running back Steven Lakalaka's diet, supplemented by meats roommate and Rainbow Warrior defensive lineman Mike Andrade would bring back from the Big Island.

University of Hawaii football player Kory Rasmussen is enjoying life on the other side. Rasmussen played on the defensive line at Kamehameha Schools and at Colorado before transferring to UH last year.

After being bypassed in their efforts to be Hawaii's starting quarterback, fifth-year seniors Taylor Graham and Jeremy Higgins bit their mouthpieces and went back to work.

The Hawaii football team endured humidity and ennui in the first scrimmage of training camp on Wednesday. "It was sluggish, which is what you expect from the 10th day of camp," coach Norm Chow said.

Marcus Kemp has a new look to go along with a new role in the Hawaii receiver corps. Along with another 25 pounds on a still wiry 6-foot-4 frame, there's a confidence in Kemp's on-field presence he didn't have a year ago as an admittedly jittery freshman.

Coach Norm Chow proposed moving Packer from safety to wideout. Packer accepted the offer and, a couple of hours later, was running routes in a number-less white jersey.

After going down with a partially torn right MCL close to this time last year, Hawaii defensive end Kennedy Tulimasealii was bothered by the ailment most of UH's 2013 season.

Coach Norm Chow made official what was evident for a while: Ikaika Woolsey is the Hawaii football team's No. 1 quarterback.

Coach Norm Chow said he will not publicly name the University of Hawaii football team's No. 1 quarterback, but all signs point to sophomore Ikaika Woolsey earning the job. Chow praised Woolsey's leadership and quarterback skills.

As the rest of the Hawaii football team left the grass practice field following Monday's session, the offensive line stayed behind to run gassers. Running from sideline to sideline on the hottest day of fall camp so far took its toll on the group.

The University of Hawaii football team received oral commitments from two Kahuku High seniors. Salanoa-Alo Wily and Soli Afalava said they called the UH coaches on Monday night to accept scholarships.

Coach Norm Chow said he is prepared to announce the University of Hawaii football team's No. 1 quarterback on Monday. Chow said he wants to wait until after he reviews video of Saturday's two full-padded practices.

Following an unexpectedly light day, Beau Yap didn't mind bearing the weight of a full set of pads on Saturday. Twice. "It was nice to practice again after (Friday's) walk-through," Yap said.

The University of Hawaii football team ended its first week of training camp with an impact statement. It was the defensive line that delivered the message after Saturday's two full-padded practices.

The University of Hawaii football team practiced without supervision on Friday. The coaches were ordered to leave to comply with the mandated closing of state facilities because of approaching storms.

Hawaii running backs coach Wayne Moses had a good idea what he had to work with entering his first year on Norm Chow's staff. Moses spent the game focused on his own guys, but heard his defense mentioning a certain running back over and over.

This football training camp, some of the most talked-about University of Hawaii players are mum. For the camp's first week, the newcomers are not made available for interviews, according to the team's newly imposed media policy.

Just before the start of the University of Hawaii football team's training camp, quarterbacks coach Jordan Wynn and receivers coach Luke Matthews discussed the shortage of wideouts.

Whether pounding against a blocking sled or fending off an offensive lineman, Julian Gener appreciated executing the drills without pain in his elbow or any reluctance to fire it forward.

David Manoa is healthy, fit and newly employed. Manoa was moved from outside linebacker to tight end on Wednesday. He was notified during the team breakfast.

The University of Hawaii football team is seeking alternative living, dining and practice facilities ahead of two storms approaching the islands. On Tuesday, the Rainbow Warriors completed the second practice of fall camp.

Hawaii special teams coach Chris Demarest barked orders at his charges through a bright orange megaphone. He managed to make himself heard -- easily -- over the constant stream of blaring music at the lower campus grass practice field, and players scrambled to comply.

Pairing summer school with fall camp doesn't leave much down time in Ben Clarke's daily schedule. A sweltering opening practice on Monday capped an already long day for the Hawaii offensive tackle.

Jordan Wynn is not an idle worshiper. "It's enough waiting around," Wynn said of Monday's first University of Hawaii football practice of training camp. "It's finally upon us. I'm excited to get this thing started."

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.

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