Chow sticking with Woolsey as starting quarterback

Chow sticking with Woolsey as starting quarterback

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Rainbow Warriors head football coach Norm Chow has changed his quarterback twice in the last two games, even playing three-different signal callers against Colorado.

Many would expect changes to be made during this bye week, but Chow is sticking with the man that's been his starter all season.

Chow announced at practice Wednesday morning that Ikaika Woolsey will remain the starter, despite the team's lack of offensive production.

The sophomore has started all four games this year and in that time, he's thrown for an average of 174 yards per game and completed 45-percent of his throws with only one touchdown pass.

Chow says he still has confidence in Woolsey and he understands that the QB is the leader-- win or lose.

"He understands and that's why I tell him, 'That's why you chose to play quarterback. If you don't want that, go choose to play right guard or something,' Chow said. "He knows that. He understands that and he'll step up because it's time, it's time. He played well at Washington and the other he hasn't played as well, but he understands that."

Woolsey shoulders a lot of blame for the team's struggles.

"I'm taking it very personally the way our offense has been playing," Woolsey said. "Obviously, we haven't done what we wanted to do, but come this week, it's a work week and we just got to keep getting better and fixing those mental things."

The 'Bows will face Rice next week.

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