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Perry To Start Against Hot Georgia Tech Team

Curtis Stevenson
November 09, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the Hurricanes, they do. After two straight road losses, Miami suffered a crippling defeat at home to Duke.

The Hurricanes had won their previous thirteen regular season games at Hard Rock Stadium coming in to last Saturday. Most, including my self, thought that Miami would get healthy at home, but the Blue Devils had other ideas. Once again the Hurricanes inability to find the end zone doomed them. Their offense seems to be going in reverse, scoring a season low 12 points. Both Quarterbacks, Malik Rosier and N'kosi Perry, got their opportunity, however neither was effective. In a game that was mostly played in a torrential downpour, and combining that with suspect QB play, the Canes went to the ground game ripping off 300 yards. But costly turnovers and an inability to convert on third down left Miami with another crushing loss. Right now Miami has fallen into the abyss. The question is, do they continue to sink further or do they fight and dig themselves out.

That fight begins tomorrow night in Atlanta versus a suddenly scorching hot Georgia Tech team. Tech is 3-3 in conference play and would like nothing better than to further their own Coastal division hopes while extinguishing Miami's. We all know the drill with the Yellow Jackets, stop the run and tackle. They are number one in the country rushing with more than 377 yards per game. If Miami can hold them under 300 yards, they have a good chance of winning. If not, then it could be a long night for Miami. Even if they do a good job at holding Tech's running game in check, at the very least they are going to move the ball and put up some points. They are averaging 39 points per contest. The way Miami's offense has been recently, I question if they can get close to that number to give them a chance to win the game.

Head Coach Mark Richt announced late this week that Perry would be the starter. To me, I don't know if either quarterback is a great choice, but it's on the young man at least for now. Richt said he is not throwing in the towel on the season, so you might as well see what you have in depth with Perry for the future. Bottom line is nobody expected Miami to be in this position when the season started. Richt has been under heavy criticism from the media and fan base. These are not good times right now. But there is only one thing you can control and influence, and that is keep clawing and fighting and try to get a road win. That is the only solution to the current problem.

So we will find out tomorrow night if the Canes sink further into the abyss or start pulling themselves out. Go Canes!  

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