As spring practice gets underway, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier is motivated to eliminate the bitter taste of last season’s ending.
Rosier guided the Hurricanes to a 10-0 start before losses to Pitt in the regular season finale, Clemson in the ACC title game and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.
Rosier completed less than 50 percent of his passes in each of his final three starts and threw 5 interceptions against 3 touchdowns.
Now he’s hungry to make amends.
Per Palm Beach Post reporter Matt Porter:
Malik Rosier is “pissed off” about the way 2017 ended pic.twitter.com/RLQ51M0HMl
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) March 20, 2018
“It kind of pisses me off. That’s not how we wanted to end it. I mean, people think I’m a humble guy I guess. I don’t really talk much. But the big thing is really kind of just putting that behind us. I know the coaches have been harping on us that we didn’t end it right. It kind of pisses me off that we ended the last three games with losses. That’s not how you want to end any season,” Rosier said. “So I’ve kind of got a chip on my shoulder about that. I’m not humbled by it. I’m more pissed off and we’ve got a point to prove now. We’ve got a lot of guys back. So if we don’t come in and dominate the ACC something is wrong.”
Mark Richt still has Rosier pegged as his starter but N’Kosi Perry, Jarren Williams and Cade Weldon will all get chances in the offseason in the quarterback battle.
Rosier passed for 3,120 yards and 26 touchdowns (14 interceptions) and rushed for five touchdowns last season.
However, now that he’s more experienced in Miami’s system, Rosier believes both himself and the team will be able to finish stronger in 2018.
“Last year I was kind of in the waters and feeling teams out and understanding the offense as it was,” Rosier said. “This year I’ve got a good grasp of it and I’ve got to come out here and lead and show the guys that I am the guy and take us to the ACC championship and win it.”
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