Is shoulder injury behind Miami Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier’s inaccuracies

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Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier went 29-62 for 287 combined passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the last two games of the season.

Rosier was the easy scapegoat as the U suffered its only losses of the season against Pittsburgh and Clemson in their final two games. It’s easy to put the blame on a quarterback when a team loses to go give him praise when they win.

It wasn’t as simple as that for the Miami Hurricanes in the final two games of the season. There were deeper issues than just Rosiers inability to complete the majority of his passes.

A Miami Herald report on Thursday said that Rosier has been struggling with a shoulder injury since the Miami Hurricanes win over North Carolina in October. That preceded the Pittsburgh game by four weeks. Rosier had trouble lifting his shoulder after suffering the initial injury against the Tar Heels.

Rosier told reporters that the three weeks off after the ACC Championship loss to the Tigers has made his arm in his words feel a lot better. Can the arm be completely to blame? It’s impossible to doubt anyone else’s injury, but given the timetable what were Rosier’s numbers before the game against North Carolina.