Greg McMackin said quarterback Greg Alexander’s injury is to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. “That’s not as bad” as an ACL injury, McMackin said. But it likely will be damaging enough to prevent Alexander from playing in the Oct. 10 game against Fresno State.
What’s next? McMackin said he has not thought about the scenarios yet, including whether to use Inoke Funaki as a backup quarterback. Funaki was the starting quarterback when UH defeated Fresno State last year, but has not taken a snap since the Hawai‘i Bowl. Funaki said he has not been approached.
McMackin said the players will not have to think about football until Monday, when they resume practicing. He said the coaches, however, will review video of the Louisiana Tech game and continue to work on the game plan against Fresno State.