Former New Mexico Lobo quarterback Stump Godfrey has found a new home and will be back in the Mountain West come 2012. Godfrey has elected to transfer to Hawaii where he will be eligible to play in 2012; Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin also confirmed that Godfrey will be playing quarterback. Other schools who were interested in Godfrey classified him as an athlete where he probably would have ended up at wide receiver or safety.
The former Lobo will not be on scholarship this year since Hawaii was one of the schools that New Mexico would not approve a release for Godfrey since the two schools do play each other at one point from 2012 until Godfrey expires his eligibility. He will be eligible to receive a scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
With quarterback Bryant Moniz being a senior, Godfrey will be in position to challenge for the Hawaii starting quarterback job next season with Shane Austin, David Graves and Cayman Shutter. The 2012 job most likely will be given to Austin, so Godfrey most likely will be battling for the backup job in 2012 and then the starting spot come 2013. Godfrey will be sitting out this year per transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining.