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From the Perch: UVA

From the Perch: UVA

Roman Marciante
9 narrated clips from the UVA game. Miami at the halfway mark is now .500 on the year equaling their record to 3-3. N'kosi Perry's first start of the season notched the victory. Let's go in the gun (or under center) and see what we see. Some overall thoughts on the game:


  • UVA 3-4 scheme was one of the more difficult defenses to prepare for through the half way mark of the season
  • UVA disguised many looks and brought several blitzes from various launch points
  • Communication is still something that needs to improve along the offensive line
  • Still a lot of plays where offensive linemen are looking for work while defenders are getting home
  • Miami interjected some more zone blocking schemes on their runs this week
  • Miami got victimized on some long developing play action plays under center
  • Miami got some big plays on long developing play action plays under center including a screen to Deejay Dallas
  • Wide Receiver drops (not in clips) hamstrung a drive here and there
  • The drop by Pope (not in clips) was a on a Dino concept (twins post, post) where both wide receivers got their db's turned around. Splitting hairs but I thought Wiggins was the easier of the throws to make. Both open, not wrong, just unfortunate
  • Perry did misfire on a couple throws that would have changed the complexion of the game
  • Williams still holds and edge for me in terms of accuracy (Numbers withstanding)
  • Perry's game is different than Williams in the regards that he looks more outside in. (A strong arm will do that for you) His penchant to work stops, comebacks and balls outside the hashes are more apparent
  • Perry will look to run from the pocket quicker than Williams does and on the last offensive play of the game I agree with his decision to run it in for the TD
  • To say Perry's mobility is a better fit for this offensive line is not necessarily far fetched considering he has saved this line from a couple more sacks with his elusiveness
  • Miami did a good job late in the ball game with simple offense. UVA was really difficult with looks in the middle of the field but it was the simple stops and plays on the perimeter that led to big opportunities (Pope, KJ come to mind)
  • Miami desperately needed this win
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Comments (86)

I disagree. Jarren has been much better at ball placement and has thrown into many tight windows.
Yeah from like 7 yards out.

Simple question @Roman Marciante, if you had to pick the starting QB for next week who do you have? I was happy when JW was named the starter and thought he did a decent job all things considered but Perry adds some life to the this offense. Much needed life.
 
Yeah from like 7 yards out.

Simple question @Roman Marciante, if you had to pick the starting QB for next week who do you have? I was happy when JW was named the starter and thought he did a decent job all things considered but Perry adds some life to the this offense. Much needed life.

That is a simple but tough question that deserves an answer. I still go with Jarren Williams as my starter. I understand that there is a really intense following for N'kosi Perry and there is no doubt an improvement in his game over the course of a year. But here is my opinion on the matter after watching the first 6 games. I never thought Jarren was the reason for the losses the first 4 games.

He was the leading ACC passer in terms of percentage and did not throw one single interception. (A couple in harms way sure) Williams has the ability to be incredibly accurate with the ball and throw the ball with extreme arm confidence. There were some correctable deep ball things he can shore up mechanically but I disagree when people write it up as simply "arm strength." And let's be really honest here, Kosi has the arm, but he certainly missed on a deep shot or two this week as well. This might be a systemic issue not idio-centric. Both Miami qb's have missed on deep shots.

Enter the VT game and that was about what you would expect from a freshman. Except it was much differently than what I expected. It did not happened over the course of one game let alone 5, it happened on back to back to back drives. (I supported the decision to pull him by the way) Bud Foster comes out after the game and states some obvious things. Jarren does not have a Patrick Mahomes arm (generalized) and that he threw a couple intercept-able passes on film. OK. Fair. But not many people have that arm strength in the NFL let alone college.

You ask my humble opinion if Williams can make all the necessary throws to operate this offense? The answer is resoundingly yes. I bet if you ask Dan Enos this, he would agree with you too. Does that mean he can make all the throws Kosi can in the same manner? No. It does not. These kids are good at doing different things. That is the reality of it.

I will share my world a little further. I do these clips and get TONS of feedback. It is a constant blitz of sorts. "Jarren should have ran it, it was a wide open lane. etc" (And Jarren in his own admission this year said he should run a little sooner at times) This week? "N'kosi Perry STILL can't read the field, Deejay was wide open in the flats when he decided to run that ball in for six."

I mean which way do you want to go here? You just need to just say no Qb is necessarily wrong here, just different. Perry looks to run the ball sooner than Jarren. That is true. Jarren by percentage is more accurate with the ball and operates the middle of the field much better. I have film breakdown that might corroborate that as well.

So why do I pick Jarren to start next week if healthy? Because winning that quarterback battle over the course of the spring and summer still matters to me. He won the job and impressed his coaches week to week and beat out a good stable of qb's in doing so. That is a big reason why. That was cumulative. That should not so easily be erased by a really bad start to a game. Once again I always knew Jarren would make freshman mistakes. It just looks worse when it was all at once.

Now what did N'kosi Perry just do? He won. He improved over the course of a year. He showed me that a more mobile option can bail out this offensive line who is still very poor at communication and looking for work way to often. Perry showed me that all that hard cumulative work Jarren Williams put in during the off-season to win the job is now going to be marginalized. Perry has a certain spark about him and that distance Jarren put between him and #2 is ready to get engulfed and erased with more "Freshman" Mistakes.

QB1 is going to have to even play better then he did before. There is no other choice.
 
Also liked their play call you highlighted with that counter rpo.... only downside to us stealing it, is we’d get called for an illegal man downfield.... their whole line was 3-4 yards past the line, one guy about 10.... you know the refs aren’t missing that if it’s us running the play
 
That is a simple but tough question that deserves an answer. I still go with Jarren Williams as my starter. I understand that there is a really intense following for N'kosi Perry and there is no doubt an improvement in his game over the course of a year. But here is my opinion on the matter after watching the first 6 games. I never thought Jarren was the reason for the losses the first 4 games.

He was the leading ACC passer in terms of percentage and did not throw one single interception. (A couple in harms way sure) Williams has the ability to be incredibly accurate with the ball and throw the ball with extreme arm confidence. There were some correctable deep ball things he can shore up mechanically but I disagree when people write it up as simply "arm strength." And let's be really honest here, Kosi has the arm, but he certainly missed on a deep shot or two this week as well. This might be a systemic issue not idio-centric. Both Miami qb's have missed on deep shots.

Enter the VT game and that was about what you would expect from a freshman. Except it was much differently than what I expected. It did not happened over the course of one game let alone 5, it happened on back to back to back drives. (I supported the decision to pull him by the way) Bud Foster comes out after the game and states some obvious things. Jarren does not have a Patrick Mahomes arm (generalized) and that he threw a couple intercept-able passes on film. OK. Fair. But not many people have that arm strength in the NFL let alone college.

You ask my humble opinion if Williams can make all the necessary throws to operate this offense? The answer is resoundingly yes. I bet if you ask Dan Enos this, he would agree with you too. Does that mean he can make all the throws Kosi can in the same manner? No. It does not. These kids are good at doing different things. That is the reality of it.

I will share my world a little further. I do these clips and get TONS of feedback. It is a constant blitz of sorts. "Jarren should have ran it, it was a wide open lane. etc" (And Jarren in his own admission this year said he should run a little sooner at times) This week? "N'kosi Perry STILL can't read the field, Deejay was wide open in the flats when he decided to run that ball in for six."

I mean which way do you want to go here? You just need to just say no Qb is necessarily wrong here, just different. Perry looks to run the ball sooner than Jarren. That is true. Jarren by percentage is more accurate with the ball and operates the middle of the field much better. I have film breakdown that might corroborate that as well.

So why do I pick Jarren to start next week if healthy? Because winning that quarterback battle over the course of the spring and summer still matters to me. He won the job and impressed his coaches week to week and beat out a good stable of qb's in doing so. That is a big reason why. That was cumulative. That should not so easily be erased by a really bad start to a game. Once again I always knew Jarren would make freshman mistakes. It just looks worse when it was all at once.

Now what did N'kosi Perry just do? He won. He improved over the course of a year. He showed me that a more mobile option can bail out this offensive line who is still very poor at communication and looking for work way to often. Perry showed me that all that hard cumulative work Jarren Williams put in during the off-season to win the job is now going to be marginalized. Perry has a certain spark about him and that distance Jarren put between him and #2 is ready to get engulfed and erased with more "Freshman" Mistakes.

QB1 is going to have to even play better then he did before. There is no other choice.
all very well put. We all appreciate the breakdowns. Perry has somewhat of a cult following on CIS. Which I get because whenever QB1 isn’t a star, QB2 becomes a fan favorite.

jarrens deep ball is more about timing/placement then his arm strength and that leads to under throws..perry even though he has the stronger arm, at times he doesn’t put enough air under his but he’ll give you 2-3 off schedule plays a game.

All In all Jarren beat out 2 quality talents throughout spring and summer to earn the job as a RS Fresh. His play along with the strong runs by Deejay was the only bright spot on the O behind that line
 
Enos needs to speed up JW’s internal clock somehow. Get him to play with a little more urgency. “Look our OL is a sieve, so for the love of God and your mothers mental health, if it’s not there take off or get rid of it or we’re gonna end up scraping you off the turf.” My $0.02.

Go Canes!
 
That is a simple but tough question that deserves an answer. I still go with Jarren Williams as my starter. I understand that there is a really intense following for N'kosi Perry and there is no doubt an improvement in his game over the course of a year. But here is my opinion on the matter after watching the first 6 games. I never thought Jarren was the reason for the losses the first 4 games.

He was the leading ACC passer in terms of percentage and did not throw one single interception. (A couple in harms way sure) Williams has the ability to be incredibly accurate with the ball and throw the ball with extreme arm confidence. There were some correctable deep ball things he can shore up mechanically but I disagree when people write it up as simply "arm strength." And let's be really honest here, Kosi has the arm, but he certainly missed on a deep shot or two this week as well. This might be a systemic issue not idio-centric. Both Miami qb's have missed on deep shots.

Enter the VT game and that was about what you would expect from a freshman. Except it was much differently than what I expected. It did not happened over the course of one game let alone 5, it happened on back to back to back drives. (I supported the decision to pull him by the way) Bud Foster comes out after the game and states some obvious things. Jarren does not have a Patrick Mahomes arm (generalized) and that he threw a couple intercept-able passes on film. OK. Fair. But not many people have that arm strength in the NFL let alone college.

You ask my humble opinion if Williams can make all the necessary throws to operate this offense? The answer is resoundingly yes. I bet if you ask Dan Enos this, he would agree with you too. Does that mean he can make all the throws Kosi can in the same manner? No. It does not. These kids are good at doing different things. That is the reality of it.

I will share my world a little further. I do these clips and get TONS of feedback. It is a constant blitz of sorts. "Jarren should have ran it, it was a wide open lane. etc" (And Jarren in his own admission this year said he should run a little sooner at times) This week? "N'kosi Perry STILL can't read the field, Deejay was wide open in the flats when he decided to run that ball in for six."

I mean which way do you want to go here? You just need to just say no Qb is necessarily wrong here, just different. Perry looks to run the ball sooner than Jarren. That is true. Jarren by percentage is more accurate with the ball and operates the middle of the field much better. I have film breakdown that might corroborate that as well.

So why do I pick Jarren to start next week if healthy? Because winning that quarterback battle over the course of the spring and summer still matters to me. He won the job and impressed his coaches week to week and beat out a good stable of qb's in doing so. That is a big reason why. That was cumulative. That should not so easily be erased by a really bad start to a game. Once again I always knew Jarren would make freshman mistakes. It just looks worse when it was all at once.

Now what did N'kosi Perry just do? He won. He improved over the course of a year. He showed me that a more mobile option can bail out this offensive line who is still very poor at communication and looking for work way to often. Perry showed me that all that hard cumulative work Jarren Williams put in during the off-season to win the job is now going to be marginalized. Perry has a certain spark about him and that distance Jarren put between him and #2 is ready to get engulfed and erased with more "Freshman" Mistakes.

QB1 is going to have to even play better then he did before. There is no other choice.

Fair analysis on who should be starting. Do you think now that Foster pretty much unveiled the blue print for other defenses to counter Williams that he will continue having the same success he had earlier? Perry, for his faults, I think still gives defenses more to think about than Williams, and you pointed out earlier that given our oline issues, Perry seems the better fit right now because of his decisiveness to run when things breakdown. It's a tough call. Maybe the shorter leash on Williams is the compromise solution.
 
Enos needs to speed up JW’s internal clock somehow. Get him to play with a little more urgency. “Look our OL is a sieve, so for the love of God and your mothers mental health, if it’s not there take off or get rid of it or we’re gonna end up scraping you off the turf.” My $0.02.

Go Canes!
Agree. Who's gonna speed up Enos internal clock though?
 
Enos needs to speed up JW’s internal clock somehow. Get him to play with a little more urgency. “Look our OL is a sieve, so for the love of God and your mothers mental health, if it’s not there take off or get rid of it or we’re gonna end up scraping you off the turf.” My $0.02.

Go Canes!
a QB that has to be taught how not to get killed is hopeless.
 

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