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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