There were multiple reasons for Miami Hurricanes loss to Pittsburgh

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A more West Coast style in the passing game would force teams to play tighter coverage. It would also allow Rosier to better utilize the size of his receivers. It’s not an absolute, but it would allow more diversification in the passing game and make defenses have to defend a greater variety of formations, style and play calling.

Miami has also seemed to get away from the up-tempo offense that Richt wanted to install earlier this season. Against Clemson, more diversification will be needed. The Tigers have the ACC’s number one defense and second-best scoring defense.

While Rosier has had his critics throughout the summer and during the season. Approximately 75 percent of the fanbase wanted Freshman N’Kosi Perry to be the starting quarterback according to a poll that Canes Warning took on Twitter earlier this season.

Rosier has been a standup player all season. He took the blame for the loss in the postgame on Friday.

The punting game was also erratic and hurt Miami with field position all game against Pittsburgh. Eight of the Panthers drives began at their own 32 or better.