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A Top 25 Team Just Made A Big Change At Quarterback

A closeup of Miami football helmets sitting on a bench.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: Miami Hurricanes helmets sit on a case during the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Miami football turned the ball over on downs on its first drive, and was forced to punt on its second. After that, Mark Richt pulled starter Malik Rosier for N'Kosi Perry, and it has made all the difference.

Rosier has been the starter since the beginning of last season, which turned out to be one of Miami's best in recent memory.

Things turned sour late in the year though, with losses to Pitt, Clemson in the ACC Title game, and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl. Rosier did not perform well during that run, and some wondered if Miami could move on from him.

After the LSU loss this year, there were more whispers, but Rosier remained the starter against Savannah State, and got all of the work against Toledo last week.

After two poor drives with Malik Rosier in the game, N'Kosi Perry led Miami to 24 points and four straight scoring drives.

The 'Canes lead 24-0 at the half against FIU, and now there are very legitimate questions about the future of the quarterback position.

As Manny Navarro notes in the tweet above, Perry has been almost perfect. Rosier, meanwhile, was 2-for-3 for 16 yards, along with two rushes for no yards.

Earlier in the year, Perry was 9-for-13 for 93 yards, three touchdowns and a pick.

We'll see what Mark Richt says after the game, but I have to imagine that 'Canes fans want to see more of Perry going forward.

Next week, Miami has ACC Coastal foe UNC, which has had a brutal last season and a half, but did pick up a win vs. Pitt this afternoon.