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The Perry Period of Canes Football is Here!

The Beast
September 28, 2018 - 4:02 pm

Last night, as the University of Miami defense took the ball away from North Carolina six times, scoring on three of those takeaways, and tying a school record, the offense was being led by redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry. Perry proved he was ready for the job after playing all but three series in Miami’s win over FIU last week. While Coach Mark Richt played coy with the media all week and refused to name his starter to the public, internally, he sat down with Perry and redshirt senior Malik Rosier earlier in the week and let them know that there was a new QB ready to lead The U.

Perry did not get that many opportunities to shine as Miami only threw the ball 12 times; the passing game obviously affected by the success of the running game (DeeJay Dallas had 11/114 and Travis Homer had 14/88) and the advantageous play of the defense. However, when Perry did get to throw the ball, he showed what kind of cannon he has and like Coach Richt says, the kid throws bb’s.

The good news for Miami is that they will have a few days of extra rest to get ready for a much maligned Florida State team that plays at Louisville this weekend. In my opinion, Richt made the right move going with the younger Perry. Yes, Malik’s experience has to account for a lot, but it’s clear that Perry’s ceiling is a lot higher and given the reps he needs to get comfortable behind center, I believe he will rise to the occasion. This is the QB that was meant to play in Mark Richt’s system. There may be some growing pains, and as fans, we are going to have to expect that. But I believe he will rise to the occasion, and the weapons he has around him will certainly help in his maturation process.

Miami is undefeated in ACC play and looks to keep it that way next Saturday. As we all say... It’s #FSUWEEK!

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