What was missing on the D that makes UH have an outstanding practice squad?
Marcus Jones DB: CDH has on several occasions mentioned him and how he has impressed coaches and players. Would be starting at DB and KR if he was eligible.
Hasaan Hypolite: S Transfer from Colorado, would be competing for playing time. Quality Depth.
Thabo Mwaniki: S Transfer from Oklahoma St. Won the Okie St. most outstanding newcomer award in 2017. Would also be competing for playing time. More quality depth.
Eligible but injured players:
Colin Samuel: CB Transfer from UCLA. HS 4 star who was expected to start for Oklahoma game before a nagging injury kept him out. Not a season ending injury and is expected to play this season.
Javian Smith: CB Was 1st string in the Spring before a season ending injury. CDH was impressed on his play.
Eligible but being suspended for rule violation, future playing status unkown.
Jordan Moore: S Transfer from A & M. 4 star who saw action in 4 games at A&M in 2018 as a FR. Was expected to see playing time against OU.
In the still not approved and expected not to be made eligible for this season category, but on the practice squad.
Eyabi Amona: LB on UH current roster. Alabama transfer. 2018 SEC All-Freshman team. 6-5" and 250 lbs. Well you can read all his rankings on the UH roster site.
Next year UH will get most of its DL back and with the rotation of DL in games, UH will have experience and depth.
Could have used Amona to put a hit on Hurts and maybe make him consider taking fewer runs.
UH may have one of its best ever practice squads in DB’s, S, and LB.
This has to help our O improve since most teams we now will face are equal at best in talent in DB’/S.