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Warriors prepare for 'Buffs in Las Vegas

Greg McMackin Greg McMackin
Spencer Smith in white shirt & Coach Greg McMackin (center) Spencer Smith in white shirt & Coach Greg McMackin (center)
David Graves in orange #9 jersey (at left) David Graves in orange #9 jersey (at left)

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

LAS VEGAS, NV (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Warrior football team is in Las Vegas getting ready for Colorado this week.

Head coach Greg McMackin says they're in Sin City rather than Boulder because he wants the team fresh and ready for that high altitude atmosphere that's waiting for them in Colorado.

"If we would've gone to Colorado, I coached with Mouse Davis, Mouse was the head coach of the Denver gold and June and I were with him and if you're there for a week, you get exhausted, if you're there for months, Olympians go there to train and it helps you because of your blood," McMackin said.

Both Hawaii and Colorado are 1-1 this season. The 'Buffs though, are coming off of a huge 52-7 loss to Cal.

Warrior starting safety Spencer Smith had surgery on his broken right forearm on Monday.

He suffered the injury during the Army game in an awkward fall. The senior will miss six to eight games.

David Graves, a backup QB, will switch sides to defense to take Smith's place.

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