Two hundred forty seven days after snapping an 11 game losing streak with a win over Army, avoiding a winless season for the first time since 1998, the University of Hawaii Football team opened fall training camp Monday afternoon on Lower Campus road.
Entering year number three of the Norm Chow era in Manoa, Bows have gone 4-20 in his previous two seasons, marking as the worst two year start for a Head Coach in school history. However, within the huddle, expectations are high. The Bows return a total of 12 starters, with 6 on each side of the ball to go with the addition of high risk/high reward Defensive Coordinator Kevin Clune.
There will be a handful of intense position balles, but none with the magnitude of Quarterback.
One time starters Ikaika Woolsey, Jeremy Higgins, and Taylor Graham are joined by a pair of transfers in Beau Reily of Colorado State and former Army Ranger Eric Prater. Woolsey took the first snap of practice on Monday. “I mean obviously everyone wants their name to be called. We don’t play quarterback to be a back up, we play to be on the field. Only one quarterback play at one time. I just have to do what I’m coached to do and get the boys around me better and have my team ready come August 30th to compete and get that W.” said, Woolsey.
Head Coach Norm Chow says there is no timetable for naming a starter but does say that he hopes for it to be soon.
“We’ll make a decision soon enough. I think and I keep saying this over and over again we need to make a decision because the rest of the team deserves to know who their leader is.” said, Chow.
Training Camp continues Tuesday, kick off to the 2014 season against 25th ranked Washington is now just 26 days away.