Moniz doesn't practice, but feels just fine

Bryant Moniz
Bryant Moniz

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii starting quarterback, Bryant Moniz said he felt just fine Saturday morning, after suffering a punishing blow to the helmet against USC.

But as the rest of the team practiced on Saturday morning, the junior QB didn't.

It's still uncertain whether Moniz suffered a concussion or not and we'll have to wait for an official diagnosis that should be done during the next few days.

Moniz says he did not lose consciousness after the play and he says he'll be back at practice, taking snaps this week.

"I feel good, feel normal, feel like the regular bumps and bruises after the game, overall I feel pretty good," he said.

Coach Mack says he expects Moniz to be the starting quarterback for next weekend's game against Army.

But just in case, Shane Austin is waiting in the wings.

The junior took most of the snaps at Saturday's practice and had a great game against USC, throwing two TD's on 6-9 passing.

"That's the mentality you gotta have all season, you gotta be ready, whether it's in the middle of a game thrown into it or whether it's the week, you gotta be the guy, you gotta be ready, get your mind right and mentally ready to win, that's the main goal, gotta get those wins, especially on the road," Austin said.

The warriors take off to the Mainland Tuesday night as they get ready to face Army on Saturday, September 11th. Kick-off is set for 6 a.m., Hawaii time.

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