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Return for Moniz is unknown

Bryant Moniz in orange jersey Bryant Moniz in orange jersey
Head Coach Greg McMackin Head Coach Greg McMackin
Greg Salas Greg Salas
Shane Austin Shane Austin
Kainoa Lacount, middle on ground Kainoa Lacount, middle on ground

By Mike Cherry - bio | email 

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Whether it's been through discipline or injury...the quarterback position in Manoa has been a mystery at times over the last two seasons.

So far 2010 is no different.

Projected number-one Quarterback Bryant Moniz could miss the remainder of Hawaii's spring ball practice.

Head coach Greg McMackin confirmed today that Moniz is on indefinite leave from the Warriors to take care of "personal reasons" and there is no time table for when the quarterback could make his return.

Coach mack says the absence of moniz shouldn't be a significant set back and will give his staff a chance to set their depth chart at the position.

"It just gives more reps to the other guys. We want to find out who the other guys are and pick our top three guys. We just move on like if anybody goes down or has personal things to take care of." says Mack.

In his place, Shane Austin took snaps with the first-team in Monday's practice with freshman Bryan Graves and senior Brent Rausch behind him.

Moniz threw for more than 2,396-yards and 14-touchdowns last season.

"It doesn't really hurt us though." said Receiver Greg Salas. "We miss him a little bit though, but we can't let our practices dictate off one player. That one player doesn't make our whole team."

Austin added he hopes Moniz resolves his problems successfully, "You never like it when a guy gets hurt or has problems or whatever it is. We just hope he can get back as soon as possible. You just gotta take it day by day and get better from it."

Monday's practice also saw projected number one Right Tackle, Kainoa Lacount, go down with an injured leg during 11-on-11 drills. There's no word on how much time he could miss.


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