UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL
Graunke done with spring ball
Hawaii No. 2 quarterback Tyler Graunke said yesterday he doesn't expect to throw any footballs for the rest of spring practice, which concludes Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
Graunke was scheduled to undergo an MRI last night to determine how extensive the damage is to his right (throwing) hand. Graunke's hand was hit by that of defensive lineman Siave Seti during practice Monday.
"Even if it's not broken, it wouldn't make sense to throw," Graunke said. "I can't do things I normally do."
Graunke has shared most of the repetitions during team drills with starter Colt Brennan the past two years.
He opened the first two games in 2005 before Brennan took the starting position. Quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison said he doesn't expect whatever injury Graunke has to keep him down long.
"He's been through his share of things," Morrison said of Graunke. "It makes him stronger out the other end. Some handle that well, some give up. That's not his nature. He gets stronger because of it. Critical element is maturity. How they handle leadership and intangibles. The learning process. His maturity has really grown."