Some UM football nuggets on a Friday:
• Evan Shirreffs is an amiable, well-mannered, studious young man, but we’ve always been skeptical about his chances of winning the UM quarterback job because 1) his arm strength isn’t above average; 2) we were told his accuracy was erratic during spring practice; 3) he was thoroughly unimpressive in the final scrimmage, failing to move the team consistently.
So why does Mark Richt keep saying that Shirreffs and Malik Rosier are about even, with N’Kosi Perry also very much in the mix?
Part of that speaks to Rosier’s occasional penchant for turnovers, including two in that pseudo-spring game at Boca High. Part of that speaks to the fact that ballyhooed freshman Perry wasn’t on campus until this week, and coaches cannot be sure if he’s ready to play.