Mark Richt supports Miami Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Head coach Mark Richt talks with Malik Rosier
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Head coach Mark Richt talks with Malik Rosier /
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"“I’m not saying Malik is not the starting quarterback going into this thing. If he does what he’s supposed to do, he’ll probably continue to be.”"

Rosier should see competition to be the starting signal caller in 2018 from Redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry and True Freshman Jarren Williams in the spring and training camp. Redshirt Freshman Cade Weldon is a long shot.

Rosier was one of the most clutch and productive quarterbacks in the country last season. Rosier tied for the 21st in the nation with 26 touchdown passes. He finished 98th in the country in completion percentage at just 54 percent.

Richt also discussed what needs to be done to improve the play at quarterback.

"“We’ve been watching the cut ups of the whole season. If you take just the highlights of Malik Rosier, there are some unbelievably great highlights, some great moments. And then there are some inconsistent moments. When Malik becomes more consistent in his accuracy – probably more than anything else – he can lead us as far as we need to go.” So can accuracy improve? “It can. Accuracy improves when routes get run better, when protection gets better, when footwork by the quarterback gets better, when maybe we call a certain play at the right time. Most plays have a chance of success no matter what. Sometimes you just happen to call the right one at the right moment and then the fundamantals of throwing the ball. From spring ball to fall is when you try to tweak anything in somebody’s throwing motion. Right before spring practice is not the time to do it.”"