Bryant Moniz battle for Third-string QB for Calgary Stampeders

It’s like comparing apples and oranges.It’s not so much which one is better.More like which one suits your taste buds.

Rusty Smith and Bryant Moniz are polar opposites competing for the same third-string quarterback spot with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.One has the big arm and can deliver darts. The other has the mobility and the wheels to create yardage out of thin air.

So which one do you like?Stamps offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson likes what each guy brings to the table.“Rusty is a slinger,” Dickenson said. “But he has enough mobility that we think he can manage the pocket and get out of it if he needs to.

“Bryant showed how quick he is. We like that. We have always looked for a change-up kind of guy.”The Stamps like to use their third pivot as their short-yardage specialist.Both Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell, who are in a neck-and-neck battle of their own for the starter’s gig, have served as the club’s No. 3 quarterback over the past couple of seasons.“Drew did a good job of finding his niche when he had that package,” Dickenson said. “Then, Bo moved into that spot, and it’s always a positive to see a guy produce doing your short-yardage package.“It’s always an advantage if you have more athleticism, but I don’t necessarily think that’s the top criteria as far as when I’m looking for a quarterback.”

If nimble feet is a prerequisite, Moniz, out of the NCAA’s University of Hawaii, would likely have the advantage. But if you’re looking to groom a potential starter, Smith, out of the NCAA’s Florida Atlantic University, certainly oozes potential.“I don’t really look for a run guy anymore,” Dickenson said. “I want guys that have enough ability that they can get out and give you extra time to throw.“But I’m really looking for a quarterback first and foremost.

”Smith and Moniz will get their final opportunity to impress the coaching staff Friday in Vancouver 8 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770.But they had better take advantage of every snap, because they won’t be getting many.“They’re not going to get a lot of work this week,” Dickenson confirmed. “We’re out there trying to evaluate who the starter is.”

Both Smith, 27, and Moniz, 25, had their moments in Saturday’s 23-20 pre-season win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium.Smith was picked off by Bombers cornerback Bruce Johnson but also led the Stamps into field-goal position for the tying and winning boots.

“You can’t learn everything from practice or the film-room,” Smith said. “You have to get out there where the bullets are live, where you’re actually getting hit and where the pass-rush is real.“Even throwing that interception — I would love to have that throw back, but I learned something on that play.“That’s a throw in an American game — I would throw that no problem. That receiver’s not buzzing out there that far because he doesn’t have that far to go on an American field.”

Moniz showed off his scrambling ability as he zipped upfield for 20 yards.“There’s a lot of things, after watching film, that you can improve on,” Moniz said. “But the feeling I had was positive. As an offence, it felt like we were able to string some plays together and move the ball down the field.”

via Third-string QB battle on for Calgary Stampeders | Stampeders | Sports | Calgary.

Jackson State expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator

JSU expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

Jackson State is expected to name Timmy Chang as its next offensive coordinator, multiple sources told The Clarion-Ledger.

The university said there is no official word on Chang, who was a prolific college quarterback while at Hawaii (2000-2004) and took the Warriors to three Hawaii Bowls.

Footballscoop.com tweeted the news on Thursday, and Chang has been reported on campus.

Chang would come from Southern Methodist University, where he served as the offensive graduate assistant.

He currently owns the NCAA record for total plays and passing attempts. He is second all-time in both total career offensive yards and passing yards.

Upon graduating from Hawaii, Chang joined the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.

via JSU expects to hire NCAA record holder Timmy Chang as offensive coordinator | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com.

The “asian” team La Quinta beats California City 45-20 as QB Don Tran passes for 201 yards

La Quinta’s offense was tough to stop this week, as it produced the league’s top passer, rusher and receiver. Don Tran threw for 201 and two touchdowns and Al Tran had 201 yards receiving. On the ground Tran chipped in 106 yards.

The leading receiver in the league this season is Tran. The La Quinta star has 11 catches for 284 yards.

via League recap: Garden Grove wins, gets boost in standings – MaxPreps News.

HS football: QB Jarin Morikawa passes for 387 as Mililani beats Aiea

Mililani head coach Rod York placed command of the Trojans offense in Jarin Morikawa‘s hands Friday night.

The senior quarterback then helped the fourth-ranked Trojans maintain control of the OIA Red West race with a 35-10 win over Aiea.

With five receivers spread across the field for much of the game, Morikawa threw for 387 yards and three touchdowns and the Trojans improved to 4-1 in the division to remain atop the standings with one game left in the regular season.

“We’ve got one more game. We control our own destiny, so we feel good about that,” Morikawa said.

Mililani faces Waipahu next week to close the schedule and can clinch a bye in the first round of the OIA Red playoffs.

via Prep football: Morikawa passes for 387 as Mililani beats Aiea – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Former record-setting QB Timmy Chang enjoys being a coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas » Timmy Chang has been a graduate assistant at SMU for only a few months, but it’s clear his new gig is a great fit.

“We (my family and I) love the area. We love Dallas,” the former Hawaii quarterback said. “It’s very different of course from Hawaii but the people here are really nice. They’re really friendly. I come to a great working environment every day and I just enjoy myself. I enjoy everything about it.” Timmy Chang: Will tutor SMU’s Garrett Gilbert on the fine points of the run and shoot

via Chang enjoys being a coach – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

QB Bryant Moniz led Force defeat the Predators, 56-53

The Georgia Force and Orlando Predators met Sunday afternoon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in an Arena Football League South Division match-up that was critical to the Force (8-8) and their postseason aspirations. While Georgia needed a win to keep pace in the division, Orlando (2-13) needed a win to avoid going winless on the road for the season. The Force scored first and never trailed as Bryant Moniz made his first start in front of the home fans and led Georgia to a 56-53 win over the visiting Predators.

Moniz (21/29, 273 yards, 7 TD, 0 INT) was “excited to be in front of the home crowd for the first time” and the fans gave ‘Mighty Mo’ a warm welcome. Force fans have been anticipating Moniz becoming the starter since he was assigned and the anticipation had become frustration as the Georgia offense continued to sputter. The energy level in the arena was higher than it has been in weeks and that energy (and expectation) will continue to grow as Moniz continues to learn the AFL style of play and gains time running the first unit.

via Moniz led Force defeat the Predators, 56-53 – Atlanta Pro sports | Examiner.com.

Georgia Force move former Univ. Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz to active roster

On Monday the Arena Football League’s Georgia Force announced that quarterback Kevin Eakin was being placed on Recallable Reassignment, while Bryant Moniz was being moved to the active roster. The roster move is one that has been anticipated by the Force faithful since the former University of Hawaii star was signed by the club in late May. Moniz was on the active roster for the game with the Kansas City Command but did not play and was placed on IR the following week. “Mighty Mo” had been on IR until last Thursday when he was moved from IR to Recallable Reassignment, and now to the Active roster.

Moniz had a stellar college career at UH that was brought to an abrupt end ten games into his senior season when he suffered a low ankle, shin bone break in Reno, Nevada last year. The Hawaiian born Moniz threw for 10,169 yards and 75 touchdowns, and finished his college career with a 62.2 completion percentage. Moniz had a career QB efficiency rating of 144.2 with Hawaii. Moniz also scored 13 rushing TDs in college while accumulating 512 yards on 220 carries.

via The Force move former UH QB Bryant Moniz to active roster – Atlanta Pro sports | Examiner.com.

QB Timmy Chang will be assistant coach at SMU

Record-setting former University of Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang is joining Southern Methodist as a graduate assistant coach in July.

Chang who was a star at Saint Louis School and also played professionally in the NFL and CFL, will be reunited with his UH head coach June Jones and quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison. Jones is now the Mustangs head coach and Morrison an assistant.

“Last year when I got my bachelor’s degree I let Coach Morrison know that I’d be interested if something became available there,” Chang said in a phone interview Friday night. “I got a message from him last week and talked with him and Coach Jones.”

Chang said he’s excited about the opportunity, but also has some mixed feelings because he was set to be the offensive coordinator at Mililani High School this season, and had already begun working with the Trojans.  Chang said he will continue his youth clinics until he leaves for Dallas in July

via Quick Reads – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com.

Timmy Chang is still throwing footballs

Former NCAA Career Passing record holder, Timmy Chang, is still involved in football. He will be holding a football clinic in Hawaii for youths aged 9-14. Perhaps one of them will someday become the next Timmy Chang.

via TIMMY CHANG’S 4 WEEK SKILLS YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC.

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Chang throws a 70-yard touchdown pass in the CFL

Chang and Hawaii’s amazing comeback win over Michigan State

Chang in NFL action

Bryant Moniz will be missed – season ending injury

RENO, NEV. » This wasn’t how it was supposed to end for Bryant Moniz, but it almost seemed inevitable.

With all the injuries depleting his offensive line and receivers, it’s a testament to Moniz’s elusiveness and toughness that he didn’t get badly hurt sooner than Saturday, in UH’s 10th game of the season.

Regardless of what you might think of the University of Hawaii football team and the performance of its senior leader on offense the past few games, his legacy will be as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in UH history, as well as perhaps the most athletic to have played for the Warriors in the run-and-shoot era.

When he left the field with a college career-ending broken leg in the first half of the 42-28 loss to Nevada, coach Greg McMackin said some of the Warriors players “froze” momentarily — and that was no reference to the chilly air at Mackay Stadium.

“It’s pretty tough when you lose your leader right away,” McMackin said.

By Dave Reardon

via Moniz will be missed – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Before Moniz season/college career ending injury, Moniz had joined an elite club.
Bryant Moniz became the third University of Hawaii quarterback to pass for at least 10,000 yards in his career. He reached the milestone on a 6-yard pass to Billy Ray Stutzmann in the second quarter. Moniz passed for 227 yards a couple Saturdays ago, giving him 10,146 in his three-year UH career.
Timmy Chang is atop the program’s career passing yardage list with 17,072, and was No. 1 nationally until Saturday, when he was passed by Case Keenum of Houston.
Colt Brennan is second all-time in Hawaii passing yards with 14,193.

Timmy Chang’s all-time leading passer record


Timmy Chang breaks Ty Detmer’s record

When quarterback Timmy Chang finished his college career at the University of Hawaii in 2004 he held the record for most passing yards in a career with 17,072.

Just last week, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum broke Chang’s passing record. Keenum is in his sixth year in college after redshirting last year due to an injury in the 3rd game of the season.

After college Chang had stints in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League. In the NFL, Chang played mostly for the Philadephia Eagles.