The Warrior Beat

Higgins gets scholarship

May 21st, 2013


For quarterback Jeremy Higgins, the reward for an impressive spring training is a football scholarship.

"I'm very thankful to coach Chow," Higgins said.

Chow said: "He kept thanking me. I said, 'Jeremy, I don't do favors. You earned this.'"

Indeed, Higgins proved deserving during the past spring training. Higgins, who started one game as a third-year sophomore in 2012, had been told that Taylor Graham and Ikaika Woolsey would get the majority of snaps during spring ball. Higgins took advantage of his opportunities, repeatedly leading scoring drives during scrimmage-like drills.

Graham exited spring drills atop the depth chart. But Higgins and Sean Schroeder, who did not practice this spring following back surgery, were bracketed at No. 2. Chow has said he will evaluate the position this summer.

Higgins, a Saint Louis School graduate, relinquished a scholarship when he transferred from Utah State to join the Warriors as a walk-on in 2011. He redshirted that year in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. UH was able to offer Higgins a scholarship at this time because he completed two years in the program. Walk-ons with that much time in a program can be upgraded without the scholarship counting against the 25-initial limit.

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What was your guess — 10, 20, maybe as high as 30?

It was a pleasant surprise that the majority of Warriors — 56 — had GPAs of 3.0 or better this past spring semester.

"That's why they're here," Chow said.

Chow  praised the academic support staff, as well as the coaches who do constant grade assessments and daily classroom checks. Chow also had imposed a rule in which a walk-on needed to have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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Avis has selected Bembu22 as the winner of the tank-top.

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We have another tank-top to offer. Today's entry phrase is: I am Savo

Avis will chose a winner.

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Back story: UH basketball player Predrag "Savo" Savovic missed two free throws near the end of regulation. He then dominated in overtime. Asked about the sequence, Savovic said: "I am Savo."

The next game, there were "I am Savo" signs held at each side of the arena.

Happy birthday, Savo.

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