All signs point to Brent Rausch being named UH’s No. 1 quarterback.
The coaches made a decision after today’s practice, and an official announcement will be made tomorrow.
“We’ve had over 1,000 snaps (per quarterback) to evaluate,” head coach Greg McMackin said. “That’s just counting live competitive snaps. We’ve been evaluating.. One of the players is moving up every day. It’s just time to make a move.”
Rausch has played the best in every practice since Saturday, and today he worked with the No. 1 offense in the 7-on-7, team and two-minute offenses.
Of today’s practice, quarterback coach Nick Rolovich said of Rausch: “He did great. … He made some great throws. He knows where to go with the ball. The guys buy into his personality. He’s vocal. He’s confident. He wanted it.”
It is a remarkable climb for Rausch, who was No. 3 on the depth chart behind Inoke Funaki and Greg Alexander in the first week of training camp. Rausch’s high school team competed in eight-man football.
He played at College of the Desert last season, and has three years to play three seasons.
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The Warriors take their first “road” trip next week when they practice at Aloha Stadium Tuesday and Thursday.
Those practices will be closed to the public.
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The Warriors, who have been staying in the UH dance studios this training camp, will be allowed to move out begininng tomorrow. Because training camp continues through next week — long practices, late meetings — the players may still stay in the studios, if they wish.
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Injured linebacker Blaze Soares was allowed to move back home to escape the media scrutiny. Greg McMackin said Soares still will be allowed to go to Florida, if he wishes.