The NCAA Division I Council’s decision to eliminate multiple practices in one day could mean an earlier start to the Warriors’ training camp.
While ousting two-a-days, the NCAA still is allowing Division I teams 29 practices ahead of their season-opening game.
The Warriors are using a Hawaii exemption to open against UMass on Aug. 26, the so-called Week Zero. Counting backward from that day while giving Sundays off as the mandatory rest days, the Warriors’ fall camp projects to open on Monday, July 24.
That creates two conflicts. The bridge session — a two-course summer program that helps incoming freshmen get a jump on academics and acclimation — will have a week remaining on July 24.
Also, the Mountain West Media Days, an event in which the league trumpets its stars and coaches, are scheduled for July 25 and 26 in Las Vegas. It would be difficult for UH to justify either missing the event or not using all 29 available practice days. (Remember the heat Greg McMackin absorbed for not using all the practices for the 2010 Hawaii Bowl?)
There will be interesting decisions developing.