Mark Richt and his Miami football team enter fall camp soon and the season soon after pegged as the preseason ACC Coastal Division champions.
But the Hurricanes also head into the coming season with a major lingering question: Who will be the starting quarterback?
On Tuesday, Richt took part in the ESPN “Car Wash” and was asked as much and asked what will be the deciding factor. The second-year Miami coach didn’t have a definitive answer, instead pointing toward camp as the time to determine his starting quarterback.
“I wish I knew the answer because I’d really like to know,’’ he said. “That way you give whoever the guy is the most amount of reps and the most experience. But I really don’t know the answer. You’re asking me, ‘Who do you like?’ I don’t know. I finally just resigned myself. We have to practice. We have to see for ourselves. We’ll put them in at least two scrimmage situations and just see who is most ready, in my opinion, and my son Jon’s opinion, who is coaching quarterbacks with me. Who do we think the guy is?”
Richt and his staff are working through four options to fill Brad Kaaya’s in returners Malik Rosier and Evan Shirreffs or incoming freshmen N’’Kosi Perry or 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.
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.
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