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Timmy Chang Quiz

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

By now, you know that Timmy Chang is the new University of Hawaii head football coach. “This is beyond incredible for me and my family. I get to [coach] right here in Hawaii, where I was born and raised.” said the 40-year-old Saint Louis School alum. How familiar are you with Chang’s legendary playing career and coaching journey? Take this Pop Quiz and find out?

  1. Who was the Saint Louis Crusaders’ starting QB before Timmy Chang?
    A. Jason Gesser
    B. Micah Mamiya
    C. Darnell Arceneaux
  2. Which QB was NOT part of the same 2000 UH recruiting class that included Chang?
    A. Nick Rolovich
    B. Jared Flint
    C. Mike Harrison
  3. Chang made his first career start in his freshman season, in a loss to Tulsa. Who caught his first-ever TD pass as a Rainbow Warrior?
    A. Gerald Welch
    B. Justin Colbert
    C. Avion Weaver
  4. Chang led Hawaii to Hawaii Bowl victories over which two opponents?
    A. Houston and Tulane
    B. Alabama-Birmingham and Arizona State
    C. Houston and Alabama-Birmingham
  5. On Nov. 6, 2004, in a game against Louisiana Tech, Chang set a new NCAA record for career passing yards. Whose record did he break?
    A. Ty Detmer
    B. David Klingler
    C. Peyton Manning
  6. Who caught the seven-yard pass that set the new record?
    A. Jason Rivers
    B. Chad Owens
    C. West Keli‘ikipi
  7. What NFL team first signed Chang to a free agent deal after he went undrafted in 2005?
    A. Philadelphia Eagles
    B. Arizona Cardinals
    C. Cincinnati Bengals
  8. Chang played 18 games for what Canadian Football League team?
    A. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    B. Toronto Argonauts
    C. BC Lions
  9. Chang started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at what school?
    A. Hawaii
    B. UNLV
    C. SMU
  10. What school was Chang at immediately before being hired as Hawaii’s head coach?
    A. Nevada
    B. Colorado State
    C. Wyoming


  1. A – Gesser
  2. C – Harrison
  3. B – Colbert
  4. C – Houston and UAB
  5. A – Detmer
  6. A – Rivers
  7. B – Arizona
  8. A – Hamilton
  9. C – SMU
  10. B – Colorado State

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