The four-man quarterback competition highlight fall camp for Miami football remains just that a few days in.
The Hurricanes and second-year coach Mark Richt have their hands full with options — two veterans, two newcomers — in their search, but what they are looking for is known.
“For everybody, it’s a matter of accuracy and consistency at practice,” Richt said per HurricaneSports.com.
The Hurricanes have junior Malik Rosier and sophomore Evan Shirrefs in the battle, as well as freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon.
Rosier is the lone returner with experience, completing two of four passes for 32 yards last season. He saw more action in 2015, completing 29 of 57 passes for 338 yards with a pair of touchdowns and three interceptions. He made one start that season, playing against Duke.
Perry comes in as a highly regarded recruit, ranked a 4-star by 247sports. The 6-foot-4 Ocala product also had offers from Texas and Auburn and more.
“It’s a competition. Everyone is getting reps,” Shirreffs said. “Cade and N’Kosi are really getting the playbook. N’Kosi is doing really well picking everything up and Malik is just doing what Malik has always done. We’re all just trying to be consistent and push each other.”
Miami opens the season at home on Sept. 2 against Bethune-Cookman.