After Monday's fourth practice of fall camp and after successfully battling with Jeremy Higgins and David Graves, University of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow officially named Sean Schroeder, a transfer from Duke University, as the starting quarterback.
Chow also announced that Graves is switching positions from quarterback to receiver.
Schroeder graduated from Duke in three years, so by NCAA rules, he could transfer and play immediately.
One of the attractions at UH? A head coach with previous success mentoring a "southpaw."
"Every coach is different. Some coaches would say, 'Lefties. I can't coach them,'" said Schroeder. "But, obviously, Coach Chow shows you can coach them and have great success. Matt Leinart was one of my heroes growing up as a USC Trojan right in my backyard."
Schroeder was a kid growing up in California when Chow was offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans. Besides absorbing the Warriors playbook and new terminology, Schroeder's adapting to living in the 808 state.
"I'm trying to assimilate into the culture. Obviously, it's a great and rich tradition and culture here in Hawaii," said Schroeder. "I'm trying to embrace all that."
Warriors resume practice Tuesday at 2 p.m.