Post-Spring Analysis: QB

Brad Kaaya went through his first spring as a Hurricane since he didn't start school here until last summer. Kaaya, obviously, has the necessary experience now but it remains to be seen how much improvement he'll make to his game from year one to year two.

Kaaya's two favorite weapons -- Clive Walford and Phillip Dorsett -- will be catching balls on Sundays this fall so he'll have to find some new favorite targets. He was unable to find a legitimate go-to guy in the spring but players like Stacy Coley, Rashawn Scott, and Standish Dobard are likely candidates to become that guy in the offense this year.

One area of concern with Kaaya is that he threw multiple interceptions in a couple of the spring scrimmages, including the spring game. He took relatively good care of the football last season but he also had a bunch of future NFL players around him who are no longer Hurricanes. It could be added pressure to his blindside. It could be the lack of trust in his receivers. Those things remain to be seen.

Malik Rosier was playing on the UM baseball team when spring football started. After taking a redshirt last season, Rosier was not expected to push Kaaya for a starting spot anytime soon. Many thought he'd carve out a role with certain packages. When Kaaya got sick toward the end of spring, Rosier was called into duty and served as the team's starting quarterback in one of the practices. Players have talked about how Rosier's arm strength is every bit as good as Kaaya's and he has the foot speed to make some things happen on the ground. While they didn't show much of it at all in the spring, the coaches could have certain plays that will call Rosier's name.

Vincent Testaverde, a Texas Tech walkon transfer, started school in January and was still learning throughout the spring session. Physically, he was not recruited as a Division 1 quarterback and he spent spring learning so his impact was expected to be minimal. He's expected to be the team's No. 3 quarterback heading into training camp, especially since the QB Miami signed (Evan Shirreffs) was not heavily recruited.

The bottom line here is that Miami's 2015 season hinges largely on the type of season Kaaya has.


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