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Miami Hurricanes Name Starting QB... Again

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Wright is Miami's starting quarterback once again.

Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon has named Wright the first-stringer. That means the senior has passed Kirby Freeman on the depth chart and will start when Miami (1-1) hosts Florida International (0-2) at the Orange Bowl on Saturday afternoon.

It will be Wright's first start since Miami played Virginia Tech last November. Wright broke his wrist in that game and missed the Hurricanes' final four games last season, then lost the starting job to Freeman in training camp this year.

Shannon says there will be a package for Freeman in this week's game plan, but says he isn't planning to employ a two-quarterback system.

Wright is 14-7 as Miami's starter, with 4,123 yards and 27 touchdowns in 24 career appearances. He has also completed 59.3 percent of his passes with the Hurricanes, a rate that ranks fourth-best in school history.

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