Warriors confident in handing QB duties to Moniz

Greg McMackin
Greg McMackin
Bryant Moniz
Bryant Moniz

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - Warrior head coach Greg McMackin is happy to report surgery on Greg Alexander's injured left knee ligaments went very well.

However, surgery isn't going to fix the current problems that face the Warriors right now.

With injuries taking their toll on the two most experienced quarterbacks on the team, McMackin is handing the ball to sophomore walk on Bryant Moniz.

The former Leilehua QB will make his first start on Saturday when the Warriors host WAC rival Fresno State, and despite his lack of reps, Mack is confident in his man.

"I think the upside on him is astronomical, I think he can be a great quarterback if he just gets his chance and you know what, he's getting his chance. We've always wondered in the back of our minds how far he could go and we're gonna find out, I'm not saying he's gonna jump right out there his first game, because this his first game, we're going to be real patient with him, but he has a lot of upside," said McMackin.

"Comfort level, I feel pretty comfortable, just gotta play and I like to have fun, so I don't really stress out too much, just have fun," said Moniz.

This week's game against Fresno is set to begin at 5pm at Aloha Stadium.

It'll be the Warriors first home game in 36 days. They haven't played at home since September 4th after their season opening victory over Central Arkansas.

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