The Warrior Beat

Held up by red tape

November 27th, 2012

Former Warrior defensive back Richard Torres and Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn are top candidates to join the Warriors as graduate-assistant coaches in January.

The holdup, as with most things involving UH, is the procedure.

While a GA has the same financial value as a player — scholarship that includes tuition, school expenses and a monthly stipend — in the view of the school, it is considered a job. And like all campus jobs, HR and other departments are involved. If Bill Parcells decided he wanted to be a UH GA, well, please fill out an application and bring proper ID and references.

This year, the NCAA granted schools up to four on-field GAs. The Warriors have three — Inoke Funaki, Daniel Bukarau and Jared Vanderbeek. Oliva Vea is a graduate assistant in the video department.

Funaki fulfills the NCAA limit of three seasons at the end of this semester.

UH also is expected to create a fourth position for an on-field GA.

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His left wrist is puffy but not broken, and thus tight end Ryan Hall is expected to play in Saturday's season-finale against South Alabama.

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Quarterback Sean Schroeder, who has experienced back spasms, will resume practicing today.

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