Miami Hurricanes’ Malik Rosier welcomes quarterback competition

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 04: Malik Rosier #12 of the Miami Hurricanes warms up during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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CORAL GABLES — For those wondering how Malik Rosier is doing, he is apparently well.

“How are you guys? Doing great, man. Great weather out here,” a sunny Rosier said after Wednesday’s practice, greeting a pack of reporters.

On a day where current Miami players were preparing for the Dec. 30 Orange Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN) against sixth-ranked Wisconsin (12-1), future Hurricanes  were sending in their national letters of intent. By noon, UM had locked in one of the nation’s top recruiting classes (more coverage here).

UM landed a four-star quarterback, Jarren Williams, to go along with last year’s four-star signee, N’Kosi Perry. Both plan to challenge for the starting job in the spring, which is something both Mark Richt and Rosier welcome.

Richt told The Post recently that every job will be open in the spring, and while it would be quite unusual for the quarterback of a double-digit-win team to not retain his starting spot, Rosier said he’d welcome the competition.

“If you talk to any of the greats, they always talk about competing. That’s what makes them great,” Rosier said. “The reason you come to Miami is to compete, to earn your position and win every year. So for me, I love to compete. At the end of the day, it’s not going to just make me better, it’s going to make N’Kosi better, the freshman, Evan [Shirreffs], Cade [Weldon], it’s going to make all of us better.”

Have the last two losses, to Pitt and Clemson, put a damper on an otherwise strong season?

“Yeah, because at the end of the day we lost the ACC Championship Game, and that was something we really wanted to accomplish,” Rosier said. “For us, we’re just trying to look forward to Wisconsin. As much as we want to linger on the past, we’ve got to let that go.”

Rosier said quarterbacks coach Jon Richt told him they’re “going back to camp” during UM’s bowl practices, working on fundamentals that fell off during the 10th-ranked Hurricanes’ 10-2 season.

“One is just [putting] more air under the ball. That’s something me and coach Richt have really been working on and honing on,” Rosier said. “Sometimes you get so focused on the season you miss the small details that help you in the bigger picture. The fact we’ve got two weeks to hone in and focus on the little things is going to help me in this Wisconsin game. Sometimes I might miss a guy because my footwork is off or my shoulders might not be twisting. We’re going to fix that.”