Enos gives take on QB race after first spring practice

Enos gives take on QB race after first spring practice

Stefan Adams
This morning, new Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos ran his first practice with an entirely new group of players as spring ball officially kicked off. While he admits there will be an adjustment period, Enos says he was pleased with the effort of his offense overall today.

“As they say, Rome was not built in a day, didn’t expect to come out here and be clean, 100% clean,” Enos said. “Certainly we were not that. I do think there’s a lot of guys that have a lot of ‘want to’, are very eager to learn. A really good group to work with so far. We got a lot of different things in and being able to do that early will only help us in the long run.”

Installing a brand-new offense will always come with growing pains, especially for the quarterbacks. With Malik Rosier gone and graduated, the position is wide-open for whichever QB can master Enos’ offense the best.

“Playing the (QB) position isn’t just about the physical qualities, it’s about a lot of the intangible things,” Enos said. “I though they did a lot of things to stay composed with a lot of chaos you’d expect the first day. I saw live arms, guys have some athleticism as well. It was really good to get out here with them and work with them mechanically - their footwork and throwing mechanics. I did like the way they all attacked today.”

All three QB’s split reps with the first team pretty evenly, but it was sophomore N’Kosi Perry that was up first when it came time for 7-on-7 play. Even still, Enos refused to name a pecking order between Perry, Tate Martell, and Jarren Williams, calling them, “1A, 1B, and 1C”.

“So many different things underneath center, it’s a little foreign to some of them a little bit,” Enos said. “I challenged them to do a lot of that work on their own, which they have. Certainly the footwork will get better as we continue. They have to compete and earn it, I think that brings out the best in everybody.”

On Martell: “A very competitive young man, very good intellect, highly energetic, extremely good athlete, has great lower body explosiveness. He showed a very live arm today, so that was very good to see. I’ve been very impressed with Tate. He’s handled himself very well.”

On Williams: “I was very impressed with him. Threw a really good ball, has really good mechanics, good feet. He’s done a really good job of working. I notice him in the building doing things. I was impressed with him today, thought he handled himself very well.”

On Perry: “He did a very good job today too.”
 

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Seemed to praise Jarren and Martell the most but again, he was asked in the interview directly about those two and indirectly or adjunctly about K’Nosi. I think right now that Jarren and Tate are slightly ahead of Perry but it does say something that he was the 1st one up in 7v7. Guess we shall see as Spring practice continues who will continue to stand out on the field.
 
Seemed to praise Jarren and Martell the most but again, he was asked in the interview directly about those two and indirectly or adjunctly about K’Nosi. I think right now that Jarren and Tate are slightly ahead of Perry but it does say something that he was the 1st one up in 7v7. Guess we shall see as Spring practice continues who will continue to stand out on the field.
He was asked "what about N'kosi", and gave a much terser answer.
 
Reading between the lines, the lack of statement about Perry probably isn't a good sign for him.

The it's about "the intangibles" and not physical qualities is probably another indication Perry has a lot of ground to make-up with the other two. He also pointed out how he has noticed Williams "doing things around the building". I am assuming he wasn't seen taking selfies or tweeting.
 
"Oh, how did Perry do? Well, he's got a great smile."
 
This morning, new Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos ran his first practice with an entirely new group of players as spring ball officially kicked off. While he admits there will be an adjustment period, Enos says he was pleased with the effort of his offense overall today.

“As they say, Rome was not built in a day, didn’t expect to come out here and be clean, 100% clean,” Enos said. “Certainly we were not that. I do think there’s a lot of guys that have a lot of ‘want to’, are very eager to learn. A really good group to work with so far. We got a lot of different things in and being able to do that early will only help us in the long run.”

Installing a brand-new offense will always come with growing pains, especially for the quarterbacks. With Malik Rosier gone and graduated, the position is wide-open for whichever QB can master Enos’ offense the best.

“Playing the (QB) position isn’t just about the physical qualities, it’s about a lot of the intangible things,” Enos said. “I though they did a lot of things to stay composed with a lot of chaos you’d expect the first day. I saw live arms, guys have some athleticism as well. It was really good to get out here with them and work with them mechanically - their footwork and throwing mechanics. I did like the way they all attacked today.”

All three QB’s split reps with the first team pretty evenly, but it was sophomore N’Kosi Perry that was up first when it came time for 7-on-7 play. Even still, Enos refused to name a pecking order between Perry, Tate Martell, and Jarren Williams, calling them, “1A, 1B, and 1C”.

“So many different things underneath center, it’s a little foreign to some of them a little bit,” Enos said. “I challenged them to do a lot of that work on their own, which they have. Certainly the footwork will get better as we continue. They have to compete and earn it, I think that brings out the best in everybody.”

On Martell: “A very competitive young man, very good intellect, highly energetic, extremely good athlete, has great lower body explosiveness. He showed a very live arm today, so that was very good to see. I’ve been very impressed with Tate. He’s handled himself very well.”

On Williams: “I was very impressed with him. Threw a really good ball, has really good mechanics, good feet. He’s done a really good job of working. I notice him in the building doing things. I was impressed with him today, thought he handled himself very well.”

On Perry: “He did a very good job today too.”
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