A variety of potential fill-ins for Hawaii injurie
News: With Hawaii wide receivers Allen Sampson and Justin Clapp out for the season, and Royce Pollard most likely out for at least one game, head coach Greg McMackin is thinking about using backup quarterback David Graves at receiver.
Analysis: Trevor Davis appears to be the biggest benefactor of Clapp and Pollard being out. He will start at right wideout. Left wideout will be a combination of Joe Avery, Darius Bright, or Graves.
News: Hawaii receiver Allen Sampson will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.
Analysis: With Darius Bright seeing limited playing time due to a variety of injuries, freshman Trevor Davis will likely get the start at left wideout against Idaho.
News: As noted earlier, Hawaii left wideout Darius Bright sat out practice Tuesday for personal reasons, but was back on the field Wednesday. Slotbacks Jeremiah Ostrowski and Billy Ray Stutzmann both sat out practice Wednesday because of foot injuries. Wednesday's starting lineup consisted of left wideout Allen Sampson, left slotback Scott Harding, right slotback Justin Clapp and right wideout Royce Pollard.
Analysis: At this point it is becoming too risky to start any of Hawaii's receivers until they can get their passing game untracked. But if you're looking to gamble, Pollard and Clapp would the best bets this week against UC Davis.
News: Hawaii's wideout Darius Bright resumed practicing with the first team offense on Tuesday, splitting time with Allen Sampson.
Analysis: Sampson is quick, but he lacks Darius Bright's size (6-4, 230). Look for him to be involved in the offense this week against Washington.
News: Hawaii receiver Allen Sampson has taken over the left wide out spot for the suspended Darius Bright.
Analysis: I still expect to see more of Terence Bell with Bright sidelined, but the speedy Sampson will get the majority of the snaps at LWO. Hopefully we'll know more next week on how long Sampson will stay in the starting lineup.
News: Hawaii wide receiver Darius Bright and linebacker Aaron Brown have been suspended indefinitely following their arrests Sunday morning. The pair are accused of third-degree assault following an incident at a Waikiki nightclub. "I will evaluate the situation when I get all of the information and then will take appropriate action," coach Greg McMackin said on Sunday.
Analysis: The pair will not be allowed to attend meetings or practice with the team until the issue is resolved, which could be several weeks. You should definitely consider the pair out for this weekend at least. Allen Sampson is listed behind Bright on the depth chart, but Terrence Bell is the guy I would expect to take over as the starter against Colorado this Saturday.