It's time to find out who Miami's backup quarterback will be.
Starter Jacory Harris will miss the spring as he recovers from thumb surgery, leaving A.J. Highsmith, early enrollee Stephen Morris and Spencer Whipple the majority of snaps. As a senior at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Morris completed 144 of 225 attempts (64 percent) for 2,005 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Whipple transferred from UMass to be with his father, Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple.
Miami will begin spring practice on Feb. 23. The following players will not take part in spring practice:
P/PK Matt Bosher – upper extremity
LB Ramon Buchanan -- upper extremity
RB Graig Cooper – lower extremity
OL Joel Figueroa -- upper extremity
LB Jordan Futch -- lower extremity
DL Levi Paalua -- upper extremity
RB Lee Chambers -- lower extremity
QB Jacory Harris -- upper extremity
DL Marcus Forston – upper extremity
DB Ryan Hill -- upper extremity
DB JoJo Nicolas -- upper extremity