With eight games in the books and five more remaining in the regular season, the Warriors are seeking to make use of a new redshirt rule to expand the active roster. The amendment allows a player to appear in up to four games and still count this as a redshirt season.
“We’re going to see some guys who really aren’t freshmen anymore,” head coach Nick Rolovich said. “We want to see if there’s anyone who can help us, especially on special teams, and have a role on defense.”
Expanding the active roster is useful for home games, where there is no limit to the number of players who may suit up. The league restricts travel rosters to 70 players. The Warriors play host to Nevada on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
“We’ve got some good young guys who been in the program for a few months now,” Rolovich said. “We’re going to see if any more can help us.”
Here are some prospects, with the number of games they have played this season:
Quarterbacks — Chevan Cordeiro (1), Jeremy Moussa (0).
Receivers — Robert Funkhouser (0), James Green (0), Kahale Huddleston (0), Nick Mardner (0), Eric Rooks (1).
Offensive linemen — Alex Dalpe (0), Ernest Moore (0), Gene Pryor (1).
Defensive ends — Jonah Kahahawai-Welch (0), Jonah Laulu (2), Zach Ritner (0).
Defensive tackles — Foi Shaw (0), Justus Tavai (0).
Linebacker — Andrew Choi (0).
Defensive backs — Tony Cabral (0), Kai Kaneshiro (1), Alaka‘i Mashima (2), Dylan Toilolo (0).