Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hawaii Begins a 12-Day Journey

No, those aren't paw prints in Colt Brennan's hair. The Hawaii quarterback recently cut his dreadlocks and went platinum blonde. Then he added the Hawaiian Islands dyed in black on the right side of his head.

Brennan, who said he was "bullied" into trying to grow dreadlocks, decided to go back to the close-cut look for a couple of reasons, one being that the locks hurt his head when he put his helmet on.

And he told Sports Illustrated, "I decided I didn't want the most disgusting haircut in college football."

Hawaii departed Wednesday for college football's longest trip of the season — a 12-day journey to play at Louisiana Tech on Saturday, followed by a game at Nevada Las Vegas on Sept. 14.

Instead of flying back to Hawaii between games, the Warriors will stay in Houston and prepare for the UNLV game. NFL scouts are expected to flock to Houston to watch Hawaii and Brennan practice.

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