Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who sustained a concussion during the Clemson game Oct. 24, as of Thursday night had not been cleared to play against Virginia at 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a UM spokesman.
Kaaya was listed as “questionable” on the Hurricanes’ weekly injury report.
It appears that if Kaaya can’t make it, then backup Malik Rosier, the redshirt freshman who excelled in his first career start last Saturday at Duke, would start.
Rosier sustained an undisclosed injury at Duke, but has practiced this week and was not listed on the injury report.
Hurricanes guard Joe Brown, who played at Duke, is out against Virginia (3-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with what UM described as an “upper extremity” injury.
▪ Canes kicker Michael Badgley was named Thursday as one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl.
Badgley, a sophomore, has hit 17 of his 20 field-goal attempts and is 25 of 25 on extra points. He won the game in overtime against Nebraska with a 28-yarder, his fifth field goal of the game.