It was a quite a weekend for Punahou quarterback Cayman Shutter.
Friday, he passed for 400 yards to lead the Buffanblu to a 38-7 victory over Leilehua in the state Division I championship game.
Last night, he accepted a football scholarship from UH.
“I’m going to be a Warrior,” Shutter told The Advertiser today. “It was always my first choice.”
Shutter had committed to New Mexico during the summer. But that was before UH had made an offer. When New Mexico decided to change coaching staffs, Shutter called the UH coaches to see if they were still interested.
UH had to wait to make sure it had an available scholarship before making another offer to Shutter.
Here’s Shutter’s highlight video:
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Yep, it’s true. Notre Dame has accepted an invitation to play UH in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl.
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Of all of the setbacks this season, last night’s was easily the most disappointing. Cincinnati is indeed a good football team, but for the Warriors, there was a self-inflicted feel to this loss.
John Estes compared the loss to the one UH suffered in the 2006 regular-season finale to Oregon State.
That one preceded UH’s victory over Arizona State in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl, and led to the Warriors’ 2007 BSC season.
That certainly does not mean the same scenario will repeat. But it does mean that disappointments come with expiration dates, and that there’s a reason Greg McMackin crafted the 48-hour rule.
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Happy birthday to Derek Inouchi, the excellent sports media relations director.
I’ve dealt with hundreds of sports programs the past 28 years. Trust me, Derek is one of the best at what he does.