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Chow not ready to name a starting QB

The quarterback carousel will continue to turn in Manoa, where it will stop, no one knows.

Rainbow Warriors head coach Norm Chow says he's in no rush to name a starter for Hawaii's upcoming game against San Jose State.

Senior Sean Schroeder would appear to be the front runner, especially following a career performance in which Schroeder nearly led UH to a comeback for the ages against Fresno State. Trailing 42-3, Schroeder relieved starter Ikaika Woolsey with 5:48 remaining in the third quarter and led UH on five straight touchdown drives, throwing for a career high 321 yards and three touchdowns, before being intercepted on the final play of the game in a 42-37 loss.

However, when asked if Schroeder (who started 11 games for UH in 2012) will continue to compete for the starting spot with Woolsey ,Chows response: "Yes they will. I thought they both played well. It's obviously different circumstances that allowed them to do what they did. I thought Ikaika (7-19, 59 yards, Interception) played okay and obviously Sean did as well. The situation was different. I don't know if people realize that. That's what we expected. We were down 42-3 and it was different with Ikaika."

Chow also has not ruled out Taylor Graham. The redshirt Junior started in Hawaii's first two games of the season but after an injury to his non-throwing shoulder in against Nevada, Graham sat out against the Bulldogs.

Chow says he hopes to get Graham back at practice some time this week, and should he return, Graham could earn his third start of the season.

Oh yeah, don't rule out senior Jeremy Higgins too. The St. Louis alum played in a few series against Oregon State and while he is not a favorite to earn a start against SJSU, the mobile lefty is not out of the running for another relief appearance.

No matter who takes the field at Aloha Stadium come Saturday, Hawaii's other offensive play makers say it won't change their approach.

"It doesn't matter what quarterback we have," says receiver Chris Gant. "I think our job as a receiver is to run good routes when the ball comes our way and when we don't have the ball, block down field. That's just our job as receivers. We can't worry too much."

Both UH (0-4) and San Jose State (1-3) have struggled to gain any traction this season. Kickoff is set for 6pm HST.

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