More bad news for the Miami Hurricanes football program as they lose their best offensive player for the rest of the season.
This morning on the Joe Rose Radio Show in Miami, head coach Manny Diaz announced that senior quarterback D’Eriq King will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. King injured the shoulder two weeks ago against Michigan State and has missed the last two games for Miami.
Redshirt freshman Tyler Van Dyke will remain as the Hurricanes starter for the foreseeable future. In his first two starts as King’s replacement, the former 4-star recruit has completed 58% of his passes and has thrown four touchdowns and zero interceptions.
King took advantage of the opportunity to return to Miami this season following the 2020 COVID-19 season and hoped to build from his 2020 season in which he threw for 2,686 yards, 538 rushing yards and 27 combined touchdowns. Through three games in 2021, King wasn’t able to repeat that productivity as he passed for 767 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Unless the NCAA grants King a seventh season, his college career is over with.
Miami currently holds a record of 2-3 but is 0-1 in the ACC Coastal Division, so a lot of pressure will be on Van Dyke. This Saturday, the Canes have a big matchup against North Carolina.
Pitt will take on Miami at Heinz Field on October 30.