According to several people in the know, quarterback Tyler Graunke will not have an easy time resolving the personal issues that will enable him to participate in training camp.
In the best scenario, he still would fall behind in the competition to succeed Colt Brennan. The reps that were going to be spread among four quarterbacks now will go to only Inoke Funaki, Greg Alexander and Brent Raush.
It’s a sad situation, especially since Graunke is truly a nice guy. Last year, Graunke kept alive the Warriors’ perfect regular season with a dramtic comeback victory over Nevada. It is hoped he can do the same for his UH career.
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It’s check-in day for 19 newcomers at the “University Hilton” — the two second-story dance studios in the UH athletic complex. Yesterday, the cots were delivered.
This is one of the studios. By the end of the first week, the cots will be turned on end, forming an octagon, where mixed-martial pillow fights will be staged.
Checking in first does not mean receiving first choice. The veterans, particularly the larger-sized ones (think: Blaze Soares, Rocky Savaiigaea) are expected to claim the “lanai,” which is breezy and offers a wonderful view of Cooke Field.
What’s a UH facility without a little controversy?
Because he participated in spring training, cornerback Jameel Dowling is allowed to report tomorrow.
Defensive end Cameron Allen-Jones said: “Do NOT take my picture.” Whoops.
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En route to paying more than $1,000 to repair the JUGS machine, Big Hilo Fan showed this pamphlet of UH cheers. He was going to give it to Greg McMackin.