The University of Miami, as of this writing, still hadn’t named a starting quarterback for Friday’s Sun Bowl against Notre Dame, but it appears the decision between junior Jacory Harris and true freshman Stephen Morris may have been made for Hurricanes interim coach Jeff Stoutland.
Harris started Miami’s first eight games but suffered a concussion on Oct. 30 against Virginia. Morris then started the season’s final four games, even though Harris could have played in the regular-season finale, a loss to South Florida that got head coach Randy Shannon fired.
But at Tuesday’s practice in El Paso, Morris injured his left ankle after defensive tackle Micanor Regis slipped on the artificial turf and rolled into Morris’ leg. Morris couldn’t put weight on the foot and left on crutches, making it likely that Harris will start Friday against Notre Dame. Stoutland said he wouldn’t name a starter until he knew the extent of Morris’ injury. At the end of Tuesday’s practice Morris was wearing what appeared to be an inflatable boot.
Before Tuesday’s practice, Stoutland had said he would possibly wait until Thursday to announce a starter because “it’s real close between the two.”
Harris has thrown for 1,756 yards and 14 touchdowns (54.8 completion percentage) — with 12 interceptions this season. Seven of those picks (against just one touchdown) came in four losses. Morris passed for 958 yards and five touchdowns. He has thrown eight interceptions.
In other news, Miami receiver Aldarius Johnson will not play in the bowl game because of a knee injury sustained before UM arrived in El Paso.
Miami opened as a 3-point favorite against Notre Dame on Bodog’s NCAA football odds.
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