By Stephen Tsai
With training camp opening in 16 days, the Rainbow Warriors still are awaiting confirmation of long-snapper Brian Hittner's eligibility.
Hittner was supposed to join the Warriors for the 2012 season, but there was a glitch in calculating his transferrable credits. He also did not participate in this past spring ball.
Hittner has the edge because of his experience (a year of long-snapping at Saddleback College).
Freshman long-snapper Tyler Liana and JR Colton will compete, but their reporting dates have not been finalized.
If the Warriors stay in house, then safety Kawika Borden, defensive end Beau Yap and offensive lineman Kody Afusia are options. Borden handled most of the long-snapping duties during the spring, but he also is in the rotation at safety. UH would prefer that Yap and Afusia focus on their full-time jobs.
The Warriors have been spoiled because the Ingram brothers — Jake and Luke — were full-time snappers the past eight years.