The Rainbow Warriors football team has a very inexperienced starting offensive line. Their center is a sophomore who made his first career start in November last year.
Add to that, two true freshmen and a junior college transfer, and you might think the first game would bring some growing pains. But that wasn’t the case. Last Saturday against Colorado State the guys up front didn’t allow a sack, and the offense ran for just under 200 yards.
“I mean this is two true freshmen and JC guy who just got here, not giving up a sack,” said head coach Nick Rolovich. “We know Cole is athletic and got out of one or two, but he had time to throw and that helped him be accurate.”
“We kind of sat down, (the) starting five, and laid out goals for the season, and just really bonded together,” reflected sophomore quarterback Cole McDonald. “I think that, just playing to play good, playing for yourself, you’re only going to get so far. Playing for each other is just going to give you extra energy. That’s what we did on Saturday night. I feel like that O-line really came together and just really stepped up big time. Especially the true freshmen, Kohl, JR, Taaga making the calls up front. It was great seeing that.”
UH plays Navy at Aloha Stadium, September first at 5:00pm.