Norm Chow made official what was long assumed: He is the Warriors’ quarterbacks coach.
Tommy Lee holds the title of offensive coordinator and, as such, will be a chief organizer, but Chow will handle the offense’s decision-making position.
It makes sense. While Chow is a charismatic public speaker and has done well in implementing his vision the past three months, one of his strengths is in developing quarterbacks. (Google search Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.)
Chow acknowledged that David Graves and Cayman Shutter will enter the start of next week’s spring practice atop the depth chart at quarterback.
Chow has enough confidence in that group — which also includes Jeremy Higgins, Kevin Spain, Ikaika Woolsey and Justin Alo (Ohio State transfer Taylor Graham is not eligible to play until 2013) — that he has withdrawn the Warriors from the competition for a quarterback transfer.
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I’m all for feel-good stories, but if it were up to me, I would have paid the ransom for the UH basketball team to get into one of those pay-to-play tournaments. A year from now, nobody is going to remember UH came from a 17-0 deficit to make it close in its final WAC game. What people will remember will be the six losses in the final seven games. Get into the postseason, by any means, the Warriors can have some boasting ammunition. Think a high school recruit is going to know the difference between NIT and CIT? Of course, money is always an issue, and UH doesn’t have a lot of money. But the offseason is long enough. Why start it earlier than necessary?
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Too late to capitalize on the softball success by charging admission. That would come off as greedy. So what about selling specially made Rainbow Wahine merchandise, such as T shirts and, especially, seat cushions at games?
Minus the licensing fee, the rest of the money could go to the softball program.
And because these items would not be available at the RainBowTique, there’s no toe-stepping. I think people would like to wear jerseys with Ricketts’ number.