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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Report: Stephen Morris likely to start for UM

By Heather Dinich

Miami quarterback Jacory Harris won't practice today, and Stephen Morris is likely to start on Saturday against Maryland, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Morris gave the staff reason to be confident in him when he threw three fourth-quarter touchdowns in the 24-19 loss at Virginia. Now that he has a week to prepare and knows his next opponent, Morris should be more composed, but freshmen mistakes are to be expected.

The bigger problem for Miami right now is depth. With Harris and backup A.J. Highsmith injured, Morris and Spencer Whipple are the only two healthy quarterbacks on the roster. Whipple threw two interceptions in six passes at Virginia. The offensive line needs to be at its best in protecting Morris on Saturday, and the staff will also have to simplify its offense and scale back a bit in order to make Morris comfortable and put him in positions to succeed.