The attrition for the Miami Hurricanes continued on Monday as it was announced yet another player will leave the program. This time around it’s back up QB Evan Shirreffs.
Shirreffs who completed his redshirt sophomore season with the Canes has actually finished his degree, which means he can move to a team and be able to play in 2018 as opposed to sitting out a year.
This is what Shirreffs had to say as he departed.
I want to thank Coach Richt, the staff, and my teammates for an incredible 3 years at the University of Miami. I have decided to seek opportunities as a graduate transfer for my final 2 years of eligibility.
— Evan Shirreffs (@eshirreffs) January 15, 2018
This isn’t exactly a surprising move. Shirriffs did earn the back up role behind starter Malik Rosier. Shirrifs finished the year going 2 for 7 on 16 yards passing. Next season the young man from Jefferson, Georgia was going to face hard enough competition to keep him away from even second string.
Right now the Canes have N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon who were true freshmen this year. They also will have Jarren Williams a four star recruit who could actually push the QB race and make it even tougher for Mark Richt to make the final call.
The loss of Shirriffs isn’t that big of a deal for the Canes. With Perry improving daily with understandning the playbook and with Williams a dynamic incoming freshman along with Cade Weldon, the Canes are kind of stacked with talent at the QB spot. Despite winning the QB spot last year, Malik Rosier will be facing tough competition.
It has already been established that the QB race will be wide open for Miami. Rosier is going to have to fight to keep the job. Shirriffs must have seen the young players ability to step up and realize that his best plan for himself is to transfer maybe start right away. We shall see what transpires.
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