Mark Richt Says Malik Rosier Miami Hurricanes starting QB until he’s beaten out

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Malik Rosier /
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Rosier often ran hot and cold for the Hurricanes last season. He led Miami to 42 second-half points against Toledo including 28 in the fourth quarter. Rosier also led the Hurricanes on the game-winning drives in back to back weeks against Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Then came the awful stretch in the Hurricanes last three games, all losses. Rosier was abysmal against Pittsburgh in the regular season finale, Clemson in the ACC Championship game and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.

Rosier completed just 44.0 percent of his passes with three touchdowns, five interceptions and averaged just 166.7 yards per game in the losses to the Panthers, Tigers and Badgers. Richt discussed Rosier’s poor finish to the season with Hale.

"The way the year ended looked bad for him, for sure, but he did make some big plays along the way, too. Richt: I go back and watch TV copies of the games, and we don’t win a bunch of those games without him making some plays. Was he consistent every game, every series? Probably not, but the guy made some plays that were game-winning plays. The Notre Dame and Virginia Tech games, those were less dramatic than five other games we played. Plays just had to be made."