The Warrior Beat

Game day: Funaki to start

September 27th, 2008

Inoke Funaki has been announced as the starting quarterback.

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The UH administration remains committed to the Warriors.
Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw attended yesterday's walk-through in the drizzle. She gave a pep talk at the end of the 45-minute workout.
The Warriors closed with a cheer of: "Chancellor!"

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Equipment specialist Al Ginoza is one of the power brokers on the UH campus.
The distribution of everything from jerseys to gloves goes through Ginoza.
The reason nobody is wearing No. 15 or No. 14 is because of Ginoza, in conjunction with associate head coach Rich Miano. (Of course, that's also why three players are assigned No. 58, too.)
Most important, Ginoza selects the quarterback who picks the game balls. Teams supply the six balls they use on offense, punts and placekicks. There also is a backup supply of six balls that are used in case of wet conditions.
Quarterbacks can't gripe about the grip since they're the ones choosing the footballs.

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It was interesting that USC head coach Pete Carroll attended yesterday's Punahou game to watch linebacker Manti Te‘o.
It would have been even more interesting if Oregon State coach Mike Riley showed up, too.
Conspiracy theorist insist the announcement of the two-game UH-BYU series was made with Te‘o in mind.
If so, now is the time for UH to try to sign up Stanford , UCLA and Notre Dame, too.

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