Well, that was suspenseful.
Manny Diaz, the new coach of the Miami Hurricanes, hadn’t revealed much about the quarterback competition between holdovers Jarren Williams and N’Kosi Perry, and transfer Tate Martell.
But a day before Media Day, Diaz spilled the goods.
The winner is Williams, who nearly left the program last season, a couple of times.
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) August 12, 2019
This wasn’t a total surprise, since the chatter has been trending that way of late. Word was that Williams has been most consistent in practices, and he has the most pure arm talent of the trio.
Jarren Williams’ TD pass to Will Mallory at the end of these highlights was impressive. Looks like N’Kosi Perry had the other TD pass to KJ Osborn https://t.co/WevSmWgCen
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 11, 2019
One person physically present at both scrimmages thought Jarren Williams was best in each. But that's one person's opinion of course. No way of knowing what Diaz and Enos are thinking after tonight
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 11, 2019
Reaction on Twitter was mostly positive.
Aye man, if Jarren is the guy, let's get him ready… Coaches know what he can and can't do… Put him in that fire, cuz he ready for the smoke! MOST IMPORTANTLY, HIS TEAM WILL HAVE HIS BACK! Let's ride Cane Fam! #TNM
— Joe Williams (@JoeSkilliams) August 11, 2019
Jarren Williams has won the starting QB spot at Miami over Tate Martell and N’Kosi Perry.
Doesn’t really shock me. Haven’t heard much positive of Martell or Perry in awhile. https://t.co/8Z0TzUL0Ws
— NCAAF 365 (@NCAAF_365) August 12, 2019
Here’s some context…
Worth recycling this @FletcherPage story from Sept. 2017 about Jarren Williams when it looked like he was Kentucky's QB of the future. Will be interesting to see if he or Terry Wilson has the better season this fall. https://t.co/e4h9Gmnk3n
— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) August 12, 2019
Now we wait to see how he plays against Florida.
Can’t be worse than Malik Rosier, right?