Hawaii vs. Fresno State

#25 Fresno State comes to Aloha Stadium Saturday, to play the 0-3 Warriors (kickoff is at 6 PM HST.) Here are some random notes prior to kick off.

First, there was a really nice story about T.J. Taimatuia on Warrior Beat today, about him helping his family, and then his teammates helping him. Here's the text (thanks Tsai!)

There was a period last year when linebacker TJ Taimatuia's family experienced a cash shortage because of a medical situation. Without hesitation, Taimatuia gave his family the money designated for his dormitory room. Teammates and friends allowed Taimatuia to sleep on their couches. Now his family is doing well. So, too, is Taimatuia. He and three teammates are renting an apartment 5 minutes from campus. He also worked this summer to earn rainy-day money. In a pay-it-forward move, Taimatuia and his roommates open their apartment to friends and teammates. "Now I'm the guy if people need a place to sleep," Taimatuia said. "Sometimes guys don't want to drive all the way home, so they sleep over and go to practice in the morning." Taimatuia added: "Blessing with a blessing. People blessed me. In turn, I blessed them."

Nice to see things getting paid forward. Hopefully that's not the only good news that I see today.

In the latest installment of "you know you're in trouble when....", my boss asked me if I was going to the game. And then when I told her yes, she's like, "good, it will be fun to see Derek Carr play." Hmmm. To each their own I guess? Plus it's my boss so what do I say in that situation? lol

I know that Taylor's injury was to his non-throwing shoulder, but I really do hope that he's able to play. If he does suit up (and I'm assuming he will), it'll be after the first hit that he takes, that we'll really be able to tell whether he can stay in the game or not. Otherwise, start Woosley!


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