Posted by Tom Fornelli
We're only a few days away from the Sun Bowl yet we still haven't been told who will be starting at quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes. Interim head coach Jeff Stoutland has kept a wraps on his plans since taking the job over, and has had Stephen Morris and Jacory Harris in a competition throughout practices. Odds are that Stoutland will never tell anyone what his plans are until just before game time, or it's possible he won't say anything at all and everyone will just have to wait and see when the game starts.
Of course, even if Stoutland doesn't plan on showing his cards before the game, there are other ways of figuring these things out. For example, the fact that Morris was on crutches after injuring his ankle in practice on Tuesday can't bode well for his chances.
Morris hurt the ankle while taking snaps with the first team and fell down. It's not clear exactly what he did to the ankle, but he could not put any weight on it afterward, and had to use crutches to get around. Which means that it's likely Jacory Harris will get one more shot to redeem himself in 2010.
Though this isn't just a chance to put a nice bow on what's been a disappointing season for Harris. It's also a chance to give himself a step up in the competition for the job next season when Al Golden takes over. After all, it's hard to impress NFL scouts and erase doubts about your abilities from the bench.