Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt isn’t leaving much room for incumbent starting quarterback Malik Rosier to lose his job to challengers N’Kosi Perry, Jarren Williams and Cade Weldon.
The Hurricanes held their first scrimmage of spring camp Saturday and, despite the fact that Richt wasn’t happy overall with the quarterback play, he made it clear that Rosier is running away with the starting role.
“Malik is ahead of everybody as far as knowing what to do and how to do it, there’s no question,” Richt said according to Christopher Stock of InsideTheU.com. “Even throughout the week, we had eight other practices and it was very evident if we’re going to try to run our total system, he’s more than well-equipped to do it.”
Rosier completed 8-of-17 passes on Saturday for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also threw an interception.
Meanwhile, the competition saw similarly mixed results. Perry completed 6-of-13 passes for just 33 yards and also threw an interception while Williams completed 6-of-8 passes for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns with the second-team offense. Weldon was held out with an eye infection.
Rosier and Perry split reps with the first team, with Rosier playing four series with the top unit and Perry playing three. So seeing the separation on the stat line and in the film probably only validates the longstanding belief that Rosier is the leader for the job.