On Thursday afternoon, Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt came to a decision at the QB position when he announced that Redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry would start this Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Mark Richt makes it official: N'Kosi Perry will start this week at Georgia Tech.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) November 8, 2018
This is just the latest move in the ever changing QB situation for Miami. And, hopefully, it’s the last move made this season at this position.
After rotating between Perry and incumbent starter Redshirt Senior Malik Rosier for the majority of the last 5 games, Richt is going with Perry to start this week. It remains to be seen if any sort of QB rotation, which was seen last week against Duke and previously against Virginia, will be employed this week at Georgia Tech as well.
Though Perry is the more physically gifted player — and that has been seen on multiple occasions this year — he’s coming off the worst game of his 5 game college career. Perry only completed 5 out of his 16 pass attempts against Duke for a paltry 35 yards. Sure, there were a couple bad drops mixed in, but there were more throws that were simply nowhere near the target. Perry himself called his performance against Duke “unacceptable”, and looks to rebound from that rough game to showcase his prodigious athletic gifts in the form of in-game performance against Georgia Tech.
With a travel day tomorrow, the Canes face off against the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd stadium in Atlanta at 7pm on Saturday night.