Morris gets start for Miami against FSU

Stephen Morris was Miami’s starting quarterback for the

Hurricanes’ game with No. 12 Florida State on Saturday night.

Morris sprained his left ankle last week in Miami’s loss to

North Carolina, and was listed as doubtful on the team’s injury

report as recently as Thursday.

The Hurricanes announced the decision to have Morris start over

Ryan Williams with about 10 minutes remaining until kickoff against

the Seminoles. Earlier in the week, Miami coach Al Golden said

Morris would only start if the coaching staff deemed he was

completely ready to play.

Morris arrived at the stadium about two hours before kickoff

with a walking boot protecting his ankle. He went through two

warmups on the field pregame, with Golden and offensive coordinator

Jedd Fisch seeming to keep watchful eyes on much of his work.

”He just felt progressively better as the week went on,”

Golden told ABC in a televised interview just before kickoff.

Golden also said Williams is ready if needed.

Morris enters the game having thrown for 1,991 yards this

season, including a school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record

566 yards against North Carolina State.