The newcomer is feeling at home.
Kolney Cassel, who enrolled at UH last month as a graduate transfer from Sacramento State, remains in the mix at quarterback. This training camp, each candidate has taken a turn in the front of the rotation. Today, it was Cassel’s turn to take the first reps of each drill.
Cassel began his collegiate career at SMU, playing in June Jones’ run-and-shoot offense. But his stints there and at Sac State were interrupted by three surgeries to his right (throwing) arm — an operation in 2015 and two in 2016.
“It’s been tough having surgeries, especially in this offense, and coming back and throwing,” said Cassel, who estimates the QBs make about 100-plus throws each practice.
But he said resting last season — he helped tutor the Sac State QBs — and daily ice treatments and massages have refreshed his arm.
“I’ve been in this offense before with June,” Cassel said. “I know where to go. It’s a matter of getting in sync with the guys.”