Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Dan Enos seemed specifically irked by the result of the offenses play this past Saturday. He grades all of his players quiet simply — did they play well enough to win or not.
Despite high national praise due to flashes of really great quarterback play, Miami quarterback Jarren Williams did not play well enough in the eyes of his coordinator and position coach.
“Jarren left a lot of plays on the field. Was very, very disappointing from that standpoint. He did do some good things, but very inconsistent with his pocket posture, very inconsistent with his eyes, watching the rush at times, missing throws.” Enos told the media on Monday.
If you have been hearing Enos’ philosophy throughout the spring and fall camp, comments like this shouldn't surprise you.
Despite the first time starting quarterback completing 63.3% of his passes, he struggled to get the ball out in time, understand and manage the play clock, and find open wide receivers.
In fact, Enos said that Jeff Thomas was open on three of the teams first 10 plays, including this one which would have resulted in an easy six points after Jeff Thomas spun Florida CB Marco Wilson around and got a solid 10 yards of separation from him.
Mistakes like that are to be expected from a first time starting quarterback, but the standard of excellence that the Hurricanes offensive coordinator has held them to since the moment he stepped on campus has been that of perfection and he does not seem like one to waiver from it.
There is no room for complacency for an offense that gave up 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in a football game and Enos’ comments are a reflection of that. He not only expects better — he demands it.
It’s a part of coaching and this is an offense that needs that sort of tough love. It has molded them into fighters and competitors that was foreign to the unit just nine months ago.
** In recruiting news, Las Vegas Dessert Pines and 5-star TE Darnell Washington placed Miami in his “top 3” along with Georgia and Tennessee, but it feels like a Miami/Georgia battle.
Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan had five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on Saturday, so the way they are utilizing the position has to be extremely attractive to Washington, along with the fact that there is hardly another school producing tight ends in the NFL the way Miami is.
Washington visited Miami during spring ball and again for the Hurricanes annual Paradise Camp and Manny Diaz and his staff clearly left a lasting impression with the national renowned recruit.