Mark Richt has made a decision about Miami’s quarterback situation, and it’s one Hurricanes fans likely won’t be excited about. When the team takes on Boston College in Week 9 following its bye, Malik Rosier will be under center.
During the ACC weekly conference call, Richt said that Rosier will start, and that freshman N’Kosi Perry will “likely” get some playing time, per Christy Chirinos of the Sun-Sentinel.
A few weeks ago, Rosier was pulled after two series in Miami’s game against Florida International.
Perry came in and breathed life into an offense that has lacked any real spark for years. Between that game and Week 7’s incredible comeback win over Florida State, the freshman piled up eight touchdown passes and just two interceptions, and the ‘Canes won all three games.
Then last Saturday in his first road game, Perry struggled early throwing interceptions in back-to-back series. He got the quick hook, as Richt threw Rosier back into the fray.
Predictably, Rosier was awful. He completed just 12-of-23 passes for 170 yards (much of that was in garbage time late), and threw a terrible interception of his own. Oh, and Miami still lost to Virginia.
Afterward, it was obvious that Richt had made a bad situation much, much worse. And now he’s compounding his mistake by keeping the promising freshman on the bench.