Miami Football five questions for final scrimmage

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N’Kosi Perry expected to be backup quarterback

D’Eriq King was named the starting quarterback earlier this summer in a move that was expected. King was brought to the Miami football team with a proven track record at QB.

Perry is a solid backup QB with experience. In two seasons, Perry has played in 19 games and started nine. Inconsistency has hindered Perry’s success.

Perry has completed 52.0 percent of his passes for 2,136 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions in two seasons for Miami. Perry was the backup to Jarren Williams last season.

In games with three starts, Perry completed 53.5 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards with eight TDs and three interceptions.

After playing in a pro-style offense the past two seasons, the dual-threat Perry might be more productive in the Power Spread Miami will run with new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee in 2020. Perry is not the runner that King is with only 213 yards in his career, but he gives Miami better size at QB at 6’4.

The extra season of eligibility granted to all 2020 fall sports athletes could mean that King returns for the 2021 season. Perry has eligibility through the 2022 season with the extra year. How Perry, redshirt junior Tate Martell and freshman Tyler VanDyke handle adversity on Friday could determine who the second team QB is.