MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are lots of fond memories of first experiences. That first kiss or the first time you rode your bike.
The Warrior Football team had a memorable first day with their pads on. They also got a special visit from former Rainbow Basketball coach Riley Wallace and he didn't forget to wear his green shirt.
The other guys in green on the scorching hot practice field were glad to mix it up on Saturday.
But both squads on offense and defense were separated, so they'll have to wait until Monday to lock horns.
"It felt good, get back into things, I mean get our rhythm back into it, feel real good to get back out here with our pads on and get to feel things again," Warrior runningback Alex Green said.
Others players said the pads made a big difference.
"I mean, the first day, Thursday was hot so we had to get used to with getting our legs back, but today definitely with the pads and the humidity out here is pretty tough and we sweat a lot," Warrior linebacker Corey Paredes said.
The warriors get some much needed rest on Sunday, but they'll be back at practice on Monday morning.
UH has just 26 days to prepare before the season opener at Aloha Stadium against USC.
Kickoff for the nationally televised game on ESPN is 5 p.m.
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