Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King praised by Louisville HC Scott Satterfield

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09:(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09:(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King lives up to the hype he received after transferring from Houston according to Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield.

The transfer by quarterback D’Eriq King to join the Miami Hurricanes was one of the most hyped moves during the 2020 offseason. In his weekly press conference, second-year Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield said that King is worthy of the hype he has received. King will test the Cardinals defense on Saturday night.

The Miami Hurricanes travel to Cardinal Stadium on Saturday night in a game that will be televised on the ABC Primetime Game of the Week. King was productive on Thursday even if the traditional numbers did not show. There were times of disconnect with the wide receivers that should improve with more reps.

King was 15-23 for 141 yards and a TD passing and ran 12 times for 83 yards another TD. Satterfield discussed King being a true dual-threat QB and his 16 game streak with a passing and rushing TD. King is the 14th best passer nationally after week one and third in the ACC according to Pro Football Focus.

King graded out at with an 81.0 offensive grade that was 11th among 49 QBs who qualified,  a 74.6, which was 10th among 32 QBs and a 73.1 run grade which was second nationally among QBs. The highest-rated Miami WR in the season-opening win over UAB was senior Mike Harley. Satterfield discussed King.

"“You know, [D’Eriq] King is a player that really was hyped up at Houston, and deservedly so…He was an outstanding player there, you know, and then comes to Miami and you’re really interested to see how they utilize him the other night, but we know he can run. He’s got a good arm as well. He’s a playmaker.I mean, what is it, 16 or 17 straight games where’s thrown a touchdown or ran a touchdown, that’s pretty remarkable. He’s hard to contain, I think, but then you couple that with their running backs, and they don’t just have one they have several running backs that I think are very explosive runners.”"

For King to continue to live up to the hype being praised by those closest to college football, the WRs have to raise their level of play. King was better than the raw passing numbers indicated on Thursday. Most importantly he took care of the ball in 37 plays from scrimmage, King had zero turnovers.

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If Miami can continue to take care of the ball against Louisville, the offense should continue to evolve under the dynamics King provides Harley and tight end Brevin Jordan will be the receivers to watch for on Saturday. Jordan was the go to receiver for King in the third quarter against UAB with three receptions for 51 yards and TD.