Five Questions to Be Answered in Miami Hurricanes Scrimmage

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 15: Joseph Yearby /
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Quarterback Competition

The quarterback competition has been a source of discussion for anyone with an interest in the Miami Hurricanes during the entire offseason. Rosier, Perry, Sophomore Evan Rosier and Freshman Cade Weldon are all battling to earn the job as the starting signal caller.

Rosier is the only quarterback on the Miami Hurricanes roster with experience. The majority of his playing time came in 2015. Rosier mopped up for a concussed Brad Kaaya in Miami’s epic 58-0 loss to Clemson and then started in the improbable win over Duke the following week.

The Junior signal caller has completed 31 of 61 career passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns. Rosier shined against the Blue Devils. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

The week prior against Clemson, Rosier was seven of 22 for 42 yards and two interceptions. Rosier only attempted four passes in 2016, completing two for 32 yards. He also had two carries for 65 yards. One was a 19-yard touchdown and the other for a 46-yard jaunt.

Perry has fans excited. The old adage about the backup quarterback being a fan favorite player seems to be true here. Rosier hasn’t been named the starter yet, but he and Sheriffs were the co-number ones at the end of the spring.

Richt’s emphasis on his quarterbacks playing smart football and being able to read defenses has been stated repeatedly. Richt spoke about what Perry needs to do to earn the starting quarterback job.

"“He’s come in and he’s starting to understand the playbook. That’s going to be the main thing. Can he understand the playbook, and can he read college defenses and make the right decision?”"

Sheriffs has been lauded as the quarterback that best understands the playbook. He doesn’t have nearly the physical talents as Perry or Rosier. Weldon is the son of former Florida State quarterback Casey Weldon. Richt was Casey’s QB coach with the Seminoles.

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