To go from a once perennial powerhouse team like USC to a team has been barely treading water since 2007, like Hawaii, has got to be a disappointment. Ex-Trojan quarterback Matt Wittek doesn’t feel that way and he is making the most of his current situation.
According to College Football Talk, Wittek was named the starting quarterback for the Warriors’ opening game against Colorado in the fall. Wittek played for two seasons at USC and split time with Cody Kessler for the starting position in 2013. After losing the job to Kessler by season’s end, Wittek decided that USC was not the best place for him to be.
Wittek joined Hawaii’s program last fall and was forced to sit out the season due to a timing issue with his graduation from USC. Due to his redshirt already being used at USC, Wittek will now only have one year of eligibility left and will use that this upcoming fall.
Wittek reportedly was in a quarterback battle throughout spring practices, but emerged victorious and landed the starting job. He was also voted co-captain by his teammates. The Warriors open the season against on September 3 against Colorado and then travel to Ohio State to take on the defending national champions.
Will Wittek make any more bold statements and guarantee victory over the presumably number one team in the country? Well, we all know how that worked for him against Notre Dame.
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