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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Articles tagged: Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris: USF played dirty, grabbed my ankle

Stephen Morris blasted USF for playing dirty and trying to hurt his ankle during Miami’s 49-21 win over the Bulls on Saturday in Tampa.

Stephen Morris MiamiMorris went 11/16 for 222 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Hurricanes’ win. He left the game early in the second quarter and gave way to junior Ryan Williams, who also threw for a score. Morris left after taking a big hit and deciding that he didn’t need to subject himself to the Bulls’ nonsense.

Following the game, the senior quarterback blasted South Florida for intentionally twisting his ankle in the piles and said he had no reason to be out there.

“South Florida’s a dirty team, to say the least,” Morris said, via the Palm Beach Post. “When you’re down and tackled and everything, and everyone’s on top, they’re going to try to go for your ankles and everything. We were up three, four touchdowns. Ain’t no point for me to mess with these guys who are going to play dirty.

“It is what it is. I wanted to score 70 points on them. They disrespected us, so I had no respect for them at all. So, at that point, I felt like we should just keep pushing it, keep killing them.”

Morris also said it was obvious that South Florida was targeting his ankle, which he bruised the previous weekend.

Morris’ passing yardage has been down this year, but he has thrown for five touchdowns and only two interceptions on the season.

Tate Forcier Transferring to Miami, Will be Strong Competition for Stephen Morris

After falling to third on the depth chart at Michigan behind superstar Denard Robinson and backup Devin Gardner, Tate Forcier decided to transfer schools. Forcier is an athletic speedster who was hyped as a potential savior for the Wolverines only two seasons ago. His play dropped off and he was replaced by Robinson (a concussion also factored into the change), and now he’s looking to move on.

It was announced on Wednesday that Forcier has decided to transfer to Miami, canceling visits to Arizona, Washington, Montana, and Kansas State. Miami has Jacory Harris returning for his senior season next year, and Stephen Morris who will be a sophomore.

Harris has been largely ineffective most of his career, and a big reason why Randy Shannon was fired in my opinion. If the new coaching staff is wise, they’ll choose Stephen Morris as the team’s starter. So if Morris has three seasons left, why would Forcier choose to transfer to Miami?