QB or not QB; LB won't play for UH

July 14th, 2013
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The Rainbow Warriors are mulling whether to add a quarterback transfer to the training-camp roster.

The potential transfer appears to fit the criteria: He's skilled and he would have to redshirt this year. In HR-speak, the former quality is a minimum requirement, the latter is a preferred requirement. The Warriors are seeking a quarterback to run the scout offense against the No. 1 defense in practices this fall.

The Warriors have four quarterbacks on the roster. None is considered a scout quarterback. Taylor Graham will enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. Sean Schroeder, who started 11 games in 2012, is expected to be fully healed from April 1 back surgery by the start of training camp. Jeremy Higgins, who started last year, had an impressive spring. The coaches have praised Ikaika Woolsey, who redshirted in 2012 and grayshirted the year before that.

Keenan Ewaliko, who was a quarterback at Baldwin High, is now a receiver. He is not a candidate for scout quarterback because he is expected to compete for playing time as a receiver and on special teams.

A player transferring between FBS schools usually is required to redshirt a year before being eligible to play for the second school. But a transfer may practice — and the Warriors need a scout QB.

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It appears that former Texas A&M linebacker Darzil Washington will not play for the Warriors this year. Washington signed with the Warriors in February.

Washington began his NCAA career at Texas A&M in 2011. He redshirted that year, then transferred to Eastern Arizona.

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OK, I've been on vacation the past week (spending most of my blog time shoveling spam), so I've been off my game. It's time for a do-over, so:

Happy, happy belated birthday wishes to:

• Myki

• Big Island Kurt

• Hoohiki

60 Responses to “QB or not QB; LB won't play for UH”

  1. Kukui High School:

    First?


  2. Kukui High School:

    I say let ʻem walk on. Canʻt hurt to have another player...especially one talented enough to play for Wisconsin.


  3. Kukui High School:

    Whatʻs the story on Washington?

    Anyways, Happy Sunday to all

    GO WARRIORS!!!

    GO NUTS!!!


  4. Stephen Tsai:

    Washington apparently has been AWOL from a lot of the things he was supposed to be doing.


  5. Old School Dave:

    Too bad about Washington. Does this free up a scholarship for a transfer or a promising walk-on?


  6. papajoe2:

    Good morning everybody!
    Top 10.


  7. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    If the transfer helps us, why is there a debate?


  8. downtown:

    st,
    do you expect more of a passing attack this year?


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    Downtown:
    Yep. The plan is to open it up.


  10. mo808:

    Good Morning Folks!
    Thank you for for "shoveling", ST!
    Those folks who follow the parade horses are always given the loudest applause :-)


  11. mo808:

    Happy Birthday Blessings to Myki, Big Island Kurt, and Hoohiki!


  12. Stephen Tsai:

    I remember we were right behind the horses once at the Kailua Fourth of July Parade.


  13. mo808:

    Auwe:-(


  14. Moocher:

    ST.........
    and who might the potential transfer that fits the criteria be?

    ...someone from a BCS conference......ha ha hmmmmmm?


  15. d1shima:

    Happy Birthday BIK and hoohiki!


  16. Moocher:

    i think ESPN should have a classified section....

    like......
    "Wanted...scout team QB for Hawaii. Must be willing to redshirt one year and must be highly competitive to grow within our system with potential to be a starting QB"

    would this be within recruiting bounds? might be easier to recruit :)


  17. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday kawika49 !!!

    and belated Birthday wishes to Hoohiki and BigIslandKurt !


  18. tommui:

    Happy birthday Myki, Big Island Kurt, and Hoohiki!

    Waiting for the fickled finger of fate - ST's, that is!

    Don't want to jinx a certain female Punahou/Stanford grad, but she is doing real well today.


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  26. jm2375 (iPad):

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy belated birthday to myki, BIK, Hoohiki!
    Happy birthday to kawaki49!


  27. Popololoco:

    UH had a great scout QB (David Graves) but Chow decided to get rid of him.


  28. Capitolist/WassupDoc:

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  29. Capitolist/WassupDoc:

    I am seeing a ton of spam. Why does this happen and not on any of the other Star-Advertiser blogs I read?


  30. mo808:

    Happy Birthday Blessings to kawaki49!


  31. A-House:

    oh my, oh my, my bad manners for forgetting to wish Happy Birfday to Myki, Hooiki, and Big Island Kurt - hope it was a very special day for each of you!


  32. A-House:

    ST:

    your statement for Washington, "he will not play for the Warriors this season" - underlying message is that he will eventually join in 2014?


  33. tommui:

    Michelle Wie = minus 15 for the tournament. Not top 10 but hopefully this may be a turning point for a better future.


  34. kapakahi:

    JMHO but woulda been nice to have a QB with extensive FBS starting and playing experience on the roster.....like Andrew Manley.


  35. ai-eee-soos:

    ... but ... Andrew Manley did/does NOT want to be a Warrior.

    He had his chances.

    The last one recently occurred when he got his release to return home, due to a family situation.

    He wound up at E. ILL. - yeah, real close to home.


  36. HiFlyer:

    Happy Birthday to Myki, Big Island Kurt and Hoohiki hope you all have a great day.


  37. Stephen Tsai:

    UH has a QB in mind. It's a matter of whether he can get into school and if it wishes to take him.


  38. Ipu Man:

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  39. HiFlyer:

    what spam?


  40. Kekoa:

    G'day Villagers!

    Just had to brush off the spam 'n step out of the shadows to wish Mighty Myki a Birthday Shout out!

    For Ho'ohiki, extending a birthday gift of good cheer to a true Warrior fan!

    To Tsaiko's (Kurt & Kawika) on Hawaii island...a special Hauoli la Hanau.

    I'm authorizing myself a Kahlua birthday toast to all of you! Please enjoy a drink of your choice to celebrate your day and put it on my tab.


  41. wafan:

    Good sweltering afternoon!


  42. wafan:

    Happy birthday, belated and on time, to Myki, Hoohiki, and BIK!

    Whoo-hoo, many times!!!


  43. koakane ip5:

    Happy Birfday to Myki, Hooiki, and Big Island Kurt - hope it was a very special day for each of you!

    Howzit tsaikette's, tsaiko's and 808 how was your sunny, hot Sunday?

    To rainbow wahine's and warrior's do what you must because the 2013-14 season is just around the corner.


  44. lava:

    More than any of else, players know when a player gets a raw deal. The poor treatment of Graves isn't lost on anyone. It doesn't really make anyone want to commit to Chow.


  45. Moocher:

    if i recall correctly.......

    graves was the #1 qb going into chow's first season....and chow gave him his licks.
    if anyone can say something factual let's hear it.

    if you drove automatic and next day your boss told you to drive a stick...either you learn it or look for something else you can do...like say be a mechanic. but keep in mind, if you want to be a mechanic, then you need to know just as much as and be at least as good as the other mechanics. there just may not be time for a learning curve or ojt. and if those other mechanics are "union" (or on scholarship) it's an uphill battle for sure.

    thats how i see DG's unfortunate situation. unless DG himself says otherwise, i'm not going to speculate on the worst.


  46. al:

    Happy birthday Myki, Big Island Kurt, and Hoohiki!


  47. al:

    col. ahouse @32"

    if one of your troops went awol then shows up on the deployment date...you still take em to war with you?


  48. al:

    ahouse...ran into your little girl at the windward mall yesterday. what a nice kid. also glad to here that masa boy has returned to the roost.


  49. Warrior Dave:

    #66 Al,

    Are you talking about the QB ST mentioned above? That's too bad if it is. I think we need help on but sides of the ball to get the boys ready for the upcoming season.


  50. Warrior Dave:

    #62 Moocher & Others,

    DG may have been #1 going into Spring of Chows 1st year but he was not #1 after the Fall.

    Chow chose the QB he wanted to run his offense for as long as he did. Like I said prior, I feel for the holdover players but it was Chows decision who played and he will suffer the consequences if he has a similar year to last.

    Needs to at least show major improvement.


  51. al:

    67. warrior dave...that s a false "al" at 66.


  52. Warrior Dave:

    Geez, got to watch out for spam and trolls...

    Thanks real Al!!


  53. Warrior Dave:

    Numbering system all hama jang. ST must be zapping.

    Going to say good night as I give up to the spammers and trolls today.


  54. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    which recruit we talking about here? the QB? or Washington?


  55. Moocher:

    the good thing with last year is that chow will make changes this year. last year, how can you can make changes when so many parts of the engine aren't working right.

    you can see the difference now in recruiting with what chow needs and what he had. now we have a big line, big receivers, a QB with a big arm and speedy versatile powerful backs....i'd say this year a lot of wins or losses will ride with the D.

    i think we will see an O that can power up when it needs to, and finesse it's way in tight situations.
    my concern is the D

    but hey...yes on paper it looks much better....but the turf will tell the truth


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  57. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    Geez...

    How many mo days til Football? :-(


  58. HiFlyer:

    Good morning Hawaii.


  59. Rodney:

    D G omg
    He is a great kid!
    But please! If you are in one
    system and then work another
    it not easy.
    In chow we trust!!!!!
    Best to DG


  60. wafan:

    Good morning!