Given all the drama surrounding Tate Martell last month, it would've been safe to assume this latest Miami quarterbacking kerfuffle involved the Ohio State transfer. This time, though, that assumption would've been incorrect.
Amidst multiple reports indicating his absence, Miami has confirmed that N'Kosi Perry was not at an early portion of practice with the rest of his Hurricane teammates Wednesday morning. A UM spokesperson stated that Perry was not in attendance as he tended to what was described as an unspecified "personal issue."
The program subsequently confirmed that Perry ultimately returned and finished out the practice as a full participant.
As a redshirt freshman last season, Perry started six games for the 'Canes. He, along with Martell, lost out to redshirt freshman Jarren Williams in the quarterback competition that extended on into summer camp last month.
Perry is listed as Williams' backup, although he has yet to attempt a pass this season. Martell, meanwhile, has been working with the team's wide receivers.
Miami is in the midst of preparations for its Week 3 matchup with FCS Bethune-Cookman Saturday afternoon.