The leader of the Warriors’ offense – quarterback Cole McDonald — practiced today after missing Saturday’s game because of an undisclosed injury.
“I’m back,” McDonald said following a 2-hour practice in which he easily threw a variety of passes.
McDonald said it was a game-time decision to not play.
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“I just couldn’t get ready,” McDonald said. “My body needed some more time. So that’s what we decided.”
But McDonald spent the game offering tips to freshman Chevan Cordeiro, who was playing in his first UH game.
“I just tried to help him out as much as I could,” McDonald said.
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Quarterbacks coach Craig Stutzmann said McDonald and Cordeiro are close friends.
“Character and personality wise, they’re complete opposites,” Stutzmann said. “But at the same time, they get along very well. They’re like brothers. It”s like two puppies in our quarterback room. Sometimes you’ve got to tell them, ‘hey, stop playing around with each other.’ They’re good friends and competitive friends, but they get along. That’s the main thing.”