The Warrior Beat

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

July 14th, 2013

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

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