3. What happened to Quarterback U.?
This was just a total mess.
Miami was expected to rotate the quarterbacks a little bit during the game to provide a few difference looks, and then it had to do it out of necessity.
Here’s a guess about what happened. The coaches drilled it into the heads of the quarterbacks to not score up and the defense would take care of the rest.
Jarren Williams got the start, but he seemed totally unwilling and unable to let it rip – and that included a possible Hail Mary try at the end of the first half, when he ran instead of letting it go. He completed 9-of-20 passes for 94 yards with a pick.
Tate Martell was thrown to the wolves for a little bit, but he spent most of his time running around behind the line. He completed his only pass for seven yards.
N’Kosi Perry just had to take the O on one second half scoring drive, and he completed 5-of-13 passes for 52 yards with a pick.
None of the quarterbacks had any running game to fall back on, but all that receiver talent and all that speed on offense meant nothing.
The quarterback play never improved as the season went on. And now …