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How Will N’Kosi Perry’s Absence Affect Miami Against LSU?

It might be Cade Weldon’s time to shine.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it looks like the QB “battle” between N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon is over (for now). After several reports state that Perry has been suspended due to violating team rules, it seems like Weldon is the winner of the job today. However, N’Kosi’s absence against LSU could be a huge impact on Miami’s chances of winning against LSU.

Although both players are talented and ready to face off, Perry and Weldon have different skills that make them unique. N’Kosi Perry shows versatility as a duel-threat who could make big plays, but Weldon has shows consistency as a pocket passer but has the wheels to make them with the speed that he has. If Hurricanes Head Coach Mark Richt wanted to throw N’Kosi in for a couple of plays to throw LSU off (or Malik Rosier is messing up), his absence could affect Miami’s possibility of making deep ball passes or pure rushing yardage with the talent N’Kosi had. However, Weldon could also possibly have a standout game after waiting almost three years to get some reps.

What about Jarren Williams? Coach Richt has already stated that the true freshman would get some reps sometime this game and has been making progress throughout camp. Unfortunately, Richt still believes that he’s not ready to play yet. He has potential to make plays in future games, but this moment against LSU may be a bit too big for him (shouts to Carlos Thompson).

Both Quarterbacks don’t have college experience, so these are only predictions based off of what they have been able to show the past month. But, this football, and anything could happen in between those red zones.