Despite some restlessness from Miami fans, Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier is being given every opportunity to keep his starting job this spring by the Miami coaching staff and Mark Richt says that hasn’t changed after the spring game.
Rosier completed 9 of 14 passes for 105 yards on Saturday and generally outperformed his primary competition at quarterback, redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry and early enrollee Jarren Williams, according to Richt.
“We are still competing,” Richt said on 560 WQAM according to David Lake of InsideTheU.com. “We are not going to just hand it over to Malik and just say you got it no matter what happens, but he did play well. He was mostly accurate and he took advantage of almost every chance he got. He didn’t get as many chances as the other two quite frankly.”
Richt went on to praise some of the throws that Perry has made and marveled at how Williams performed given that he should still be in high school at the moment. However, it remains relatively clear that Rosier is a massive favorite to remain the starter in 2018.
They’re not naming him the starter at this point, choosing instead to improve their overall depth by keeping this a competition in name. But eventually it should be Rosier, and unless he fails early on, it’s hard to imagine Perry or Williams (or Cade Weldon, for that matter) getting a chance to start.