Rainbow Warrior head coach Todd Graham announced that spring practices will not be held amid rising coronavirus concerns.
“Our spring practice has been cancelled, but we know right now the priority is the safety, health and well-being of everyone,” Graham said in a social media video. “We will be ready this fall… we shall prevail victorious as we always do.”
The cancellation follows announcements from UH President David Lassner about online courses becoming the new norm this semester as well as the cancellation of all commencement events.
This means that practices scheduled on April 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, and 24 are cancelled, along with the spring game on the 25.
Chevan Cordeiro looks to be the favorite to start as the ‘Bows quarterback next year with the exit of Cole McDonald.
At runningback, Miles Reed looks to follow an amazing 2019 season along with two of the bigger finds in 2020’s recruiting class Daveon Hunter from Chandler, Arizona and Quin Bright from Cedar Hill, Texas.
Jared Smart, Lincoln Victor, and Nick Mardner will be returning to fill the voids of the two big play receivers from the last two seasons: JoJo Ward and Cedric Byrd.
Lineback Darius Muasau’s freshman debut couldn’t have been better, generating 60 tackles and an onside kick recovery on the special teams while filling in for the injured Penei Pavihi.
Returning for the defensive backs are starters Khoury Bethely, Cortez Davis, Eugene Ford and Kai Kaneshiro.
UH Athletics has not commented on whether or not next season will be postponed or not. For now, the 2020 college football season - as well as Hawai’i’s - is scheduled to kickoff on August 29.