The Miami Hurricanes have had quite the roller coaster ride this offseason when it comes to their quarterback position. Redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen was suspended for the first game, Ryan Williams is out for the season due to an injury, and now there is a battle between senior transfer Jake Heaps and freshman Brad Kaaya.
It’s listed on the first depth chart that both Kaaya and Heaps are “co-starters.” From what I have seen, it seems as though Kaaya has the slight edge. Heaps hasn’t had much success throughout his college career, and that now includes three different schools. BYU and Kansas didn’t go over as planned, and now he is battling for his life with a freshman who has no playing experience. A strong showing these next couple of weeks by Kaaya could make Head coach Al Golden’s decision much easier.
Hurricane fans are hoping that Kaaya is the answer to get this program back to what it was. One thing they have missed has been a consistent quarterback. Stephen Morris was never the answer they had hoped for, but Kaaya is a different story.
He is extremely mature for his age, has a calm demeanor in the pocket, and has a bravado about him unlike most college freshman. At 6-foot-4, 206 pounds, he has all the tools to be an elite quarterback, something the Hurricanes have been yearning for for entirely too long.
They have the right guy for the job, now it’s Golden’s job to name him the starter. Kaaya is their quarterback of the now and the future.