On Saturday morning, the University of Miami announced Redshirt Freshman QB N’Kosi Perry would not be making the trip to Arlington, TX for the Canes’ season opener vs LSU. Perry will miss the game while serving a suspension for a violation of team rules.
Here’s the full release on the topic from Miami Athletics:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Saturday that redshirt freshman quarterback N’Kosi Perry will not be making the trip to Arlington, Texas, for the Hurricanes’ season opener against LSU due to a violation of team rules.
“We took some disciplinary action with N’Kosi but he has since responded well and made some positive changes,” head coach Mark Richt said. “He is in good standing going forward and we look forward to seeing him dress for our home opener, and through the rest of the season.”
A talented 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class, Perry has all the talent in the world. He has, however, struggled to pick up the full breadth of the offense, and has flashed elite talent, but needs to build more consistency.
It is never a great thing to have a player suspended, and it seemed as thought Miami would, for ONCE, not have anybody out for disciplinary issues for a season opener. That is unfortunately not the case with Perry missing this game.
Hopefully this is a one-off thing, and Perry gets everything together. This could be the start of a set of circumstances and events that leads Perry to transfer away from Miami, but let’s hope that’s not the case.
Even without Perry, The Miami Hurricanes open the 2018 season on Sunday night vs LSU. The show must go on, and I sincerely hope this serves as a wake up call for the most physically gifted player in Miami’s QB room.