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Miami ‘going in thinking Ryan is going to be the guy’ at QB vs. FSU

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The good news for Miami is that tests revealed Stephen Morris (pictured, left) did not suffer a broken ankle in the loss to North Carolina Saturday?

The not-so-good news?  Whether the sprained ankle — not the high-ankle variety either — will allow the starting quarterback to play in this weekend’s in-state conference showdown remains up in the air.

Al Golden confirmed Sunday that x-rays on Morris’ ankle came back negative for broken bones, but stopped well short of declaring the junior ready for the Florida State game.  In fact, it appears the mindset of the team is that backup Ryan Williams (pictured, right) will be under center when they take the field against the No. 10 Seminoles.

“It’s going to be a challenge no matter who is playing for us at quarterback,” Golden said according to the Sun Sentinel. “We’ll assess Stephen as the week unfolds, but we’re going into it thinking Ryan is going to be the guy.”

Morris suffered the injury midway through the fourth quarter of the four-point loss to North Carolina and was replaced by Williams.  Williams, who transferred from Memphis to The U in May of 2011, completed 9-of-13 passes for 80 years after taking over for Morris.

If Morris is indeed unable to go against the ‘Noles, another bit of good news is that Williams has more than a little experience starting at the collegiate level.  As a true freshman in 2010, Williams started the final ten games of the season for Memphis.  Of course, after winning his first game that year, Williams was the starter of record for nine straight losses as the Tigers failed to score more than 20 points in any of those games.

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10 Responses to “Miami ‘going in thinking Ryan is going to be the guy’ at QB vs. FSU”
  1. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:42 AM

    doesnt matter who starts at qb for the U…Kelly…Testerverde…Kosar…Steve Walsh, Gino Torretta…they would all lose to this FSU squad…FSU by 30

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 15, 2012 11:53 AM

    Yes I’m sure 4 national championship winning quarterbacks, a QB with 4 Super Bowl appearances and two Heisman winners would really struggle with a team that couldn’t put up 20 on NC State.

    (a team by the way that Stephen Morris put 44 on)

    No I don’t think Miami is going to win, but this FSU, like every single FSU team since the late 90s is hilariously overrated and horrifically under coached.

  3. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    well, all of those qb’s had playmakers around them at the U…name a big time player from the U, and he probably played with one of those qbs, and of course that was when Miami was in their heyday….flashback to now…Miami is on their fourth coach this decade..

    .Im just calling it like I see it…yeah, Miami put up 44 on NC State, but only 14 against UNC….I still think Fla St is embarrased by that 2nd half in Raliegh against NC State(who has been their nemises of late) and they will take it out on their main rival this weekend.

  4. soflosportsfan says: Oct 15, 2012 1:03 PM

    As a Miami fan I wouldn’t be surprised to see us get blown out, but you FSU fans are delusional. Stop crying for a higher ranking and actually earn it. You stomped two div2 opponents and beat up on another overrated team in Clemson at home. You should have torn NCST apart and you blew it. Take care of your opponents and the rankings will work themselves out.

  5. blitz4848 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:26 PM

    Have to agree with Soflosportsfan here.

    If it isn’t losing to Wake Forest it’s NCST or someone they shouldn’t.

    They better get a who lot better before they face the Gators or they will get beat at home by their
    BIGGEST rivals………..

  6. grudenthediva says: Oct 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    Yeah, like that horribly coached and overrated team that went into Sun Life FIU Student Union Stadium For Fans That Never Even Set Foot on UM’s Campus last time and beat the piss out of those clowns.

    I swear, I’ve been around Gators, Irish, Trojans, Tide and Buckeyes and NONE are as cocky, arrogant and delusional as the Cane “fans”. You wanna talk about consistently overrated, poorly coached and on the path to nowhere?

    Enjoy holding onto those dusty titles because those warm memories are all that’s gonna get you by when the Shapiro sanctions come down. Might need to work extra hours at Sedano’s to get that off your brains.

  7. gatorfan1 says: Oct 15, 2012 2:50 PM

    So Miami of Ohio is making a QB change this late in the season…interesting.

  8. klownboy says: Oct 15, 2012 10:33 PM

    So much for my assertion that “The U” is back…

  9. 35longmiles says: Oct 16, 2012 5:56 AM

    So Miami of Ohio is making a QB change this late in the season…interesting.

    That’s just good comedy.

  10. uhemi says: Oct 16, 2012 9:12 PM

    35shortinches= Our best most loyal fan, guy is on every Miami news story. I’m jealous how do you find the time ?

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