In a stunner, Jarren Williams beat out Tate Martell to be the starting quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes. Here’s what it all means.
The was one big, giant issue with Tate Martell this offseason as he battled to be the starting quarterback of the Miami Hurricanes.
He wasn’t as good as Jarren Williams.
After leaving Ohio State following the arrival of Justin Fields, Martell – the one-time star recruit who appeared to be a perfect fit for Urban Meyer – was going to solve the Miami quarterbacking issues.
The Hurricanes have had the defense over the last two seasons, but the offense was inconsistent, and the program of Testaverde, and Kosar, and Walsh, and Kelly, and Torretta, and Erickson couldn’t do much with the forward pass.
Last season, Miami was 114th in the nation in passing efficiency and 112th in passing, and now new head coach Manny Diaz gets to make his first giant call of his era.
If Martell wasn’t the guy, it was going to be N’Kosi Perry, another star recruit with all the skills and tools to rise up and be the main man. But both of them didn’t do enough in spring ball, and reports were that Martell was way too inconsistent.
Enter redshirt freshman Jarren Williams, a 6-2, 210-pounder with dual-threat skills, a live arm, and a slippery running style when he gets on the move. With Williams in the No. 1 spot, the coaching staff is taking is shot for the stars.
It all starts on August 24th in the opener against Florida and one of the nation’s best secondaries.
Don’t assume this is the last we’ll hear of the Miami quarterback situation this season.