CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) If Miami has a football season, D'Eriq King will be the Hurricanes' starting quarterback.
The Hurricanes made the announcement Monday that King, a redshirt senior transfer from Houston, will be the first-string quarterback when - or if - the season begins. Miami coach Manny Diaz made the decision public on the first day of the team's second summer workout session.
"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."