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Miami’s two-man QB race between senior and freshman

Jake Heaps

The Miami Hurricanes welcomed Kansas-transfer Jake Heaps to the program this summer, giving the former BYU and Kansas player a chance to thrive in a new environment with some more offensive talent around him. Heaps has stated he wants to be the starter for Miami, and it appears he is making a push for the starting job with the new season now just a couple of weeks away.

Miami released the first depth chart since opening fall camp on Thursday. Heaps is listed in the starting quarterback position, but so is freshman Brad Kaaya, whose name actually appears first. Kaaya was a four-star quarterback recruit in Miami’s Class of 2014 according to Rivals. Miami head coach Al Golden said the order of the names on the depth chart was irrelevant, so there is no use reading into the depth chart order right now.

“I’m not very good at the alphabet I guess,” Golden joked, per The Miami Herald. Golden did have some positive things to say about Heaps, but is standing by his depth chart update for the time being until he feels more comfortable about making a final decision.

Again, per The Miami Herald;

“I thought Jake had a really good morning [Thursday],” Golden said. “You really have to take into consideration who’s out there in each series and who they’re going against. It’s really hard to quantify that into a little sound byte. Maybe Brad was a little ahead [in Wednesday’s scrimmage] and Jake answered today, whatever the case may be.”

Kevin Olsen, who will be suspended for the season opener, was not listed on the depth chart. Golden has suggested previously Olsen has not been eliminated from the bigger picture regarding the quarterback competition.

Miami opens the 2014 season on the road against Louisville on Labor Day. It will be Louisville’s first ACC game and the Cardinals will be suiting up in an all-black alternate look before a fired up crowd. Golden may end up feeling he will need a veteran quarterback to start the season in such an environment.

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3 Responses to “Miami’s two-man QB race between senior and freshman”
  1. jimmy53 says: Aug 15, 2014 8:30 AM

    It really won’t matter, they won’t win as many games as last year. Recruiting has dropped off (though they still get some talent), their coaching is mediocre at best (they should have fired the DC), their fan base is a joke (can’t wait for this year’s empty stadium photos), and they simply don’t have the funds or facilities to support a major college football program.

    You can blame the sanctions if you like, but truthfully at some point the administration devalued the football team as a priority, and it shows on the field.

  2. cubano76 says: Aug 15, 2014 9:01 AM

    I’m sorry I can’t trust a QB who holds the ball pre-throw like a substitute PE teacher.

  3. canetic says: Aug 15, 2014 1:38 PM

    Laces out!

    Oh wait, wrong position.

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