Miami football ‘still has a ways to go’ in its quarterback battle, which features four players. But Saturday brings the first true major judgment day, as the Hurricanes will scrimmage for the first time this fall.
And it appears the quarterbacks will be going live in the game, setting up a more accurate game-like situation for the entire team, but especially the quarterbacks.
“The quarterbacks will be live, so we’ll see if they can take some hits,” defensive end Joe Jackson said, according to the Miami Herald. “I’m just looking forward to making big plays and show that I’ve improved since last year.
“They’re live. You give them a good lick every now and then. But you don’t try to hurt them — it’s a teammate.’”
The Hurricanes have junior Malik Rosier and sophomore Evan Shirreffs as the veterans in the competition, while freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon are pushing for the opportunity to start.
Rosier is the lone returner with experience, having a start under his belt at Duke in 2015. He has completed 31 of 61 passes in his career for 370 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said all four quarterbacks have shown consistency and hard work throughout the start of fall camp.
“There’s still a ways to go in the competition,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”