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Football Class

When football season comes around, players and coaches don't have a lot of time for much else and that can leave the team's wives and girlfriends feeling a little left out. But one coach on the team is trying to change that by offering classes for football widows.

Second down and 12 for UNLV, if you can't follow that and you can relate to this:

"I know who's winning but I don't know what the people do," says Billie Kekuewa, football student. 

Then this class is for you.

"This is the 3rd annual football clinic."

Coach Miano and his staff get back to basics.

"It's become a lot more attractive for women to understand the game so when they're out with their dates they can relate and talk about football," says Rich Miano, UH football coach. 

It's June Jones' brainchild- to broaden the fan base. And maybe, a nice way to meet women?

"It started out that way. When Coach Jones had that idea I was the only single one on staff," says Miano.

And it's become popular, attracting students of all ages.

The coaches explain the game, look at strategies, analyze video, and answer questions.

"The women that come to this clinic are hardcore UH Warrior fans. Those women really want to learn."

Hardcore fans like Violet, who knows some terminology.

"First and 10. You have to be able to reach the 10 yards to make the first down," says Violet Mai'i. 

But she came to learn the finer points. Some men attend also.

"I'd like to learn about Coach Jone's offense and what to look for," says Wayne Ibara. 

Ashley Carrubba says she knows a lot about football but still enjoyed the class.

"I watch a lot of football with my friends so it was interesting for me. Now I have a little bit more of an insiders play on what they do," says Carrubba.

Coach Miano says there's been some talk of starting a football group for women- a counterpart to the Na Koa Club, which dissects football highlights every month.

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