College football is about, as coaches like to say, “midstream adjustments.”
A player gets injured, you move on to the next. A player is ineligible, you move on to the next. With 85 players on scholarship and locker space for 115, there never seems to be a shortage of “next” players.
When quarterback Tim Chang completed his eligibility, there was concern about his successor. And then somebody who would wear No. 15 came along.
And, so, the Warriors will adjust if No. 1 quarterback Bryant Moniz’s personal leave becomes extensive. After all, he earned his starting spot because of a season-ending injury to Greg Alexander.
The thing is, while the Warriors will adjust — do they have any other choice? — it’s a shame they are placed in this situation. Moniz is clearly the best quarterback on the roster. And the Warriors are a better team when he is on the field.
No doubt, the others will step up. Shane Austin, who won his only UH start, throws what is described as the most “catchable” passes. Brent Rausch has the tools, although not the good luck. And David Graves has drawn raves. More reps will make them better. But the Warriors will miss not having Mo reps.
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