Tour stop: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
The vibe at Kaiser is upbeat, but coach Rich Miano is optimistic in a measured way. One thing is certain, though: Linebacker/running back Fitou Fisiiahi (6) is back to peak form. He’s down from 268 pounds to 231, largely because his injured foot has healed. He also fasted from rugby and worked out hard all offseason.
The Cougars will have tremendous competition in the OIA White. Kaiser lost a lot of talent to graduation, as did much of the conference, but time will tell whether the influx of transfers and JV products moving up are ready to lift the Cougars to the next tier of success.