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Iosefa ready to rumble in 2014

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What weighs 245 pounds and runs with as much force as a Mack truck?

If you guessed a small bull you'd be half-correct, but the full answer would be Rainbow Warriors running back, Joey Iosefa. 

Of all the backs on Hawaii's stable this season, Joey is the oldest and most productive.

Amazing, considering he only started five games last season due to injury, but still led the team in carries, average yards gained and touchdowns.

His most prolific stretch came toward the end of the year when he rushed for more than 100 yards in three of the last four games.

Iosefa spent most of 2013 recovering from a broken foot.

This time around he says he's fully healthy physically and completely locked in mentally.

"This year we are stepping where we are supposed to go," Iosefa said. "I feel more comfortable with the outside, from the receivers, to help our running game open up a little bit more. So, I'm pretty excited with what we have right now."

One thing he does have now is a different running backs coach.

For the fourth straight year, a new man is in charge of the position.

This season, Wayne Moses is the 2014 incumbent.

He's worked with Norm Chow at USC and UCLA.

While Moses has barely even been here a month, Iosefa says he already is deep into the playbook.

"He's not really far behind in like the way we thought it was gonna be," Iosefa said. "He came here, he's right on point. He can understand the system too. We just gotta work, do our job, and do our thing."

Spring practice resumes Monday morning at 7:15 am.

 

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