QB timeline revealed
McMackin will take a methodical approach to narrowing his search for a starter
The Hawaii quarterback derby is down to four.
And UH coach Greg McMackin has a general timeline to find the successor to Heisman finalist Colt Brennan once fall camp begins Monday.
"The four who will get the reps are Inoke (Funaki), Tyler (Graunke), Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch," McMackin said yesterday. "And then within a week and a half we're going to cut it to three quarterbacks. At a certain point before the ballgame (Aug. 30 opener at Florida) we're going to cut it down to two and one's going to get three-fourths of the reps and one's going to get a fourth of the reps.
"It's only going to be those four. Some guys will service the defense."
Funaki, a junior, had an outstanding spring camp, taking an unofficial lead in the bid to be the new starter. But McMackin said Graunke has had a great summer of workouts, and the senior who was Brennan's backup for three seasons is right there at the top, too.
McMackin also intends to live up to the promise he made to junior college transfers Alexander and Rausch that they would get a shot at the No. 1 spot. Both have been here since May working out with their new teammates.