Monday, Clemson named its replacement for a long-time starter under center. A day later, another ACC team did the same.
In a not-so-surprising move, Miami announced Tuesday morning that Malik Rosier has been named as the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback. The redshirt junior had spent the past two seasons backing up Brad Kaaya, who left the ‘Canes as their all-time leader in passing yards.
Rosier and Evan Shirreffs had been the two main competitors to replace Kaaya.
“Malik has been named the starting quarterback,” head coach Mark Richt said. “Evan is currently number two on the depth chart. The young guys, N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, will continue to learn and compete.”
Rosier has played in 13 career games, with 10 of those appearances coming the past two seasons. The Alabama native has just one career start to his credit, but it was a memorable and controversial one as The U beat Duke, which had scored the go-ahead touchdown with six seconds left, on the strength of a wild eight-lateral play on the ensuing kickoff.
In his career, Rosier has thrown for 370 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Of his 61 career pass attempts, 29 of them came in the Duke game, as did 272 of his yards.