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All signs point to N’Kosi Perry starting at QB for the Miami Hurricanes

Things seem to be moving in this direction.

NCAA Football: Florida International at Miami
QB1? It looks likely.
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Let me start by saying that Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt is in no hurry to make an official announcement regarding the starting QB. The Canes, who are facing North Carolina on a short week this Thursday, don’t need to give their opposition any hint as to who’s going to start, and force the Tar Heels to prepare for both QBs equally.

However everything from practice in Coral Gables seems to be painting a pretty clear picture that redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry will get the nod on Thursday night.

Apart from anecdotal things being said on social media, every report from practice today stated that Perry took all the 1st team snaps during the media viewing portion of today’s practice.

I know it’s just practice, and I know it’s just a 15 minute viewing portion for the media, but between the game against FIU, today’s practice, and the buzz around the program, all signs are pointing to the talented 6’4” Ocala-native Perry getting the nod at QB for Miami.

And that’s a good thing.

I’ve made it no secret that I think Perry is the most physically talented QB on the roster, and the performance against FIU only strengthened my stance on that point. But, more than that, the offense just looked DIFFERENT with Perry at the controls, and I think that’s a good thing.

Miami isn’t the only team that looks to be making a move by replacing a marginally talented incumbent starter. Clemson announced today that true freshman superstar Trevor Lawrence is the new starting QB, replacing Kelly Bryant for the Tigers.

And Notre Dame has already switched from Brandon Wimbush to Ian Book, and Alabama switched from Jalen Hurts to Tua Tagovailoa before the opener. And, according to ESPN’s David Hale, the numbers are strong for the young guys I’ve listed, Perry included:

So yeah, that’s pretty decent.

Again, there has not been an official announcement made as yet, but everything available strongly suggests that come Thursday Night at Hard Rock Stadium, N’Kosi Perry will be Miami’s starting QB.

About damn time.

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