Quarterback Tyler Graunke will not be joining the team for this weekend’s start of training camp while he resolves a personal issue.
Graunke told The Advertiser he is hopeful his situation will be resolved soon, allowing him to participate in Monday’s first practice of training camp. The veterans report Sunday.
But in a news release, coach Greg McMackin said: “Tyler has things to work on. At this point, he will not practice with the team. Because of privacy laws, I can’t comment further.”
Graunke also said he did not want to comment further until his situation clarified.
Graunke and Inoke Funaki exited spring training as the co-No. 1 quarterbacks. Earlier this week, McMackin said Graunke, Funaki and junior-college transfers Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch were contenders for the starting job. McMackin said he expected to have a starter selected by the second week of training camp.
One of the nation’s top high school volleyball players is receiving interest from the Warrior football team.
At the end of last season, StudentSportsVolleyball.com named Myles Muagututia as the National Junior Player of the Year. Muagututia would like to play both football and volleyball in college. He has offers to be a two-sport athlete with the Warriors.
Muagututia is 6 feet 3, and has a 40-inch vertical jump. Word on the street is he draws comparisons to Allen Allen.
His brother, Garrett Muagututia, is a starting outside hitter for the UCLA volleyball team.
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Linebacker Art Laurel and wideout/safety Earvin Sione will grayshirt, joining the UH football team in January.
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From Doris Sullivan:
To calm the rumors about who was offered by UH, I have been asked by the boy’s parent to pass along this information.
Reeve Koehler, Kailua Intermediate School 8th grader, brother of Solomon Koehler from the University of Arizona, has been offered a football scholarship by Coach Greg McMackin at the University of Hawaii. Reeve stands at 6’2, 265 at 13 years old.
“I am very pleased Reeve has been given this type of consideration this early. We (are) grateful to have had the opportunity to have Reeve seen at the UH football clinics”
Reeve has never played organized football due to weight limits in the Pop Warner league. His football experience has thusfar been limited to the Brian Derby Clinics for 3 years, competed at the PIAA football combine and the University of Hawaii Clinics.
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It was a great time at the fundraiser honoring athletic director Jim Donovan and football coach Greg McMackin last night. Thanks to coordinator Stretch, our blog bought a table.
Donovan sported a very short haircut. According to his wife, Donovan asked his barber to cut an inch, then he fell asleep. The barber thought he meant to leave an inch.
I guess Tracy “Kinda Shy” Donovan approves of her husband’s new look:
And here’s UH’s First Family:
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I’m always the last to know. I only learned last night that former UH quarterback Michael Carter is the owner of Eastside Grill. Carter was one of the toughest Warriors. He played an entire season with a cracked rib, which was extremely daring considering UH ran a triple-option offense.
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Before Paula Abdul, Carole Kai was our American Idol. She’s still gorgeous.
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Time for some food shots:
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Happy birthday to Aaron Bechard.