King officially named UM starting QB; Diaz comments

King officially named UM starting QB; Diaz comments

Stefan Adams
Redshirt senior D’Eriq King was named Miami’s starting quarterback for the 2020 football season, head coach Manny Diaz announced Monday, which is the first day of the Hurricanes’ second session of approved summer activities.

“D’Eriq’s hard work both on and off the field has earned him the starting quarterback position,” Diaz said. “His leadership qualities have been evident since he arrived on campus, continuing through mat drills, spring practice, our virtual meetings and summer activities. We’re excited to see him lead this offense and I know his teammates are excited as well.”

King, a graduate transfer from the University of Houston, racked up 78 total touchdowns, 4,295 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards in 22 starts for the Cougars. He was recently named to the 2020 watch lists for both the Davey O’Brien Award, honoring the nation’s top quarterback, and the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding player in college football.
 

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Redshirt senior D’Eriq King was named Miami’s starting quarterback for the 2020 football season, head coach Manny Diaz announced Monday, which is the first day of the Hurricanes’ second session of approved summer activities.

“D’Eriq’s hard work both on and off the field has earned him the starting quarterback position,” Diaz said. “His leadership qualities have been evident since he arrived on campus, continuing through mat drills, spring practice, our virtual meetings and summer activities. We’re excited to see him lead this offense and I know his teammates are excited as well.”

King, a graduate transfer from the University of Houston, racked up 78 total touchdowns, 4,295 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards in 22 starts for the Cougars. He was recently named to the 2020 watch lists for both the Davey O’Brien Award, honoring the nation’s top quarterback, and the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding player in college football.
F'n A. Some info. Appreciate it Stefan...
 
No suprise, but glad Diaz named him QB1 early. No reason to mess around with some fake competition.
We knew it was coming but still what does it say about the QB room that nobody could even contend for the job. I want competition at all positions. Now lets see what if any backups enter the portal.
 
And in separate news, water is wet.

Just messing with you Stefan. Great news and one more piece of data getting us closer to a season!
 
I’m so glad we didn’t waste time with a fake competition
We have already seen what we have and didn't need to look again. Now the new kids might have the goods but they can wait a year.
 
Wait.... we are not waiting to see who does the best in practice each week?:p
 

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