HONOLULU -- Hawaii sophomore quarterback Jack Rolovich said
he is transferring to Montana State in hopes of playing next
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Rolovich won't be forced to sit out a
season because Montana State is a Division I-AA program. Under NCAA
rules, he would have been required to redshirt in 2006 if he
transferred to another Division I school.
"I'm always going to keep a little bit of Hawaii in my heart,"
Rolovich said. "All the players were great to me."
Former Warriors running back Mike Bass, who just finished his
senior season with the Bobcats, helped recruit Rolovich to Montana
"He said he loved it over there, even though the climate is a
little different," Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. "The
offense has some of the same concepts as UH, except they run the
ball a lot more."
Rolovich, who chose Hawaii over California, did not take a snap
this season and saw limited action in two games in 2004. He
redshirted in 2003.
Last month, Rolovich requested a release from his football
scholarship, which allowed him to talk with other schools. He also
considered UC Davis, Montana and Eastern Washington.
Rolovich is the brother of former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich, who led the Warriors to a 9-3 season in 2001 and holds
the school record for passing yards in a game with 543.