N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams battling to be Miami Hurricanes backup QB

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Malik Rosier /
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Despite the wishes of a large segment of the Miami Hurricanes fanbase Redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry and Freshman Jarren Williams are likely battling to be the second string quarterback.

Both of Malik Rosier’s backups threw touchdown passes in the Miami Hurricanes Spring game on Saturday. There have been some thoughts that the battle to be starting quarterback is still open. Reading between the lines of Mark Richt’s thoughts and others it appears that job of starting quarterback is Rosier’s to lose.

That leaves Williams and Perry to battle to be second string. Neither Perry nor Williams has ever taken a snap in college much less throw a pass. That compares to Rosier’s 14 collegiate starts and 11 career wins.

Although he struggled at the end of last season in Miami’s three losses, Rosier has an 11-3 career record as a starting quarterback. The coaches know what they are getting with him under center. Rosier is more mature both physically and emotionally. He will be more even keel under pressure or when Miami faces adversity.

The Miami Hurricanes announcing team of Joe Zagacki and former UM center Don Bailey Jr. stated during the spring that the above-stated attributes give Rosier a huge advantage over his challengers. Richt spoke about Perry and Williams play in the Spring game.

"“They had some good moments, scored some points, had a little excitement here and there and with N’kosi getting some of those and of course Jarren getting some of those. They did a nice job. It’s good to see. They have the skill set that they need to compete at this level and they just have to keep learning and knowing what to do and they’ll continue to push Malik. My guess is if either one of those guys were with the No. 1 units, they’d have a hard night too, so we’ll have to take that into consideration when we’re grading film and things like that.”"