Rosier's father suffered stroke just days before Miami win over Notre Dame

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It certainly wasn't evident in Malik Rosier's performance in No. 3 Miami's massive win over Notre Dame last weekend, but the standout quarterback certainly had off-the-field issues on his mind during the contest.

A few days before the game, Rosier's father was admitted to hospital after he suffered a stroke.

"It's one of those things that really changes how you look at life," Rosier told Ed Aschoff of ESPN. "My life was 8-0 as a quarterback, everything was going fine, and then you get that news and you realize (all that) means so much, but it's not everything. You have to take account of the people that are in your life and don't take them for granted."

The incident forced Rosier's father, Eli, to miss a game started by his son for the first time. While Malik admitted it was tough to not have him in attendance, he didn't want to disappoint the rest of his teammates.

"(Eli) is a die-hard Miami fan, and he really hates Notre Dame, to be honest with you," Rosier said. "But as much as I was playing for my dad, I was also playing for the guys who strapped up and put the pads on with me."

The elder Rosier is already on the road to recovery and has been given the go-ahead to travel to Miami on Saturday for the Hurricanes' game against Virginia.

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