Rainbow Warriors offense experiences growing pains

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warrior football team lost their starting quarterback, leading rusher and one of the team's most consistent receivers from last season coming into Spring practice. And with a new offense scheme being implemented by head coach Nick Rolovich, it was expected that there would be a steep learning curve for the team.

But over the first two weeks of practice, Rolovich wants to see better execution in a hurry.

"We were very sloppy," Rolovich said after Thursday morning's practice. "The last couple of days have been very sloppy. I've got some guys nicked up. I appreciate the effort of the guys that are taking the reps, but we're not anywhere near where we need to be. But maybe, we're right where we need to be right now."

Some problems the team has had through the first two weeks of practice have been dropped balls and fumbled snaps.

The struggles under center from quarterbacks Cole McDonald and Jeremy Moussa have been evident, but Rolovich said that he and his coaching staff need to be realistic regarding their expectations this early in the year.

"It's our job as coaches to stay positive and if we were expecting a finished product right here, then that's on us," Rolovich said.

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