Hawaii blocked three field goals in their win against Western Carolina last weekend. One was returned 89 yards the other way for a touchdown, while another ended with an unfortunate and comical injury. After 6-foot-7, 300-pound defensive lineman Viane Moala got his hands on a kick in the first quarter, he ran to his sideline and bumped chests with linebackers coach Sean Duggan. Duggan is not a 300-pound lineman, however, and he injured himself in the collision.
As Rolovich said, Moala is a huge dude who was always going to win that collision:
I’ve never seen anything like it. You advise against chest-bumping a six-foot-seven, 300lb. Tongan. That’s just - as a new haole guy on the island, that’s just not something you should make a habit.
He’ll be in a sling for a while. He’ll never forget it. He’s a young coach, but I know I’ll never let him forget it.
Duggan will reportedly travel to UCLA this weekend, where he’ll likely be less springy on the sidelines.