Miami Hurricanes name starting QB

FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz gives instructions to the players during NCAA college football practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Diaz has had successful stints at Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech and now Miami, where the Hurricanes went from awful to excellent defensively in their first year under Diaz. The 43-year-old is once again an up-and-comer in the business. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

By Stephen Diener

It has been a huge point of contention since Spring football began…Who is going to start at the quarterback position for the 2019 Miami Hurricanes?

Well, that question was finally answered today by head coach Manny Diaz.

When the Canes take the field in less than two weeks from now on August 24th vs the Florida Gators, they will be lead by the red shirt freshman, Jarren Williams.

Williams is a former Army all american and was a highly touted recruiting prize a couple of years ago during Mark Richt’s tenure.

He of course wins the job over Tate Martell and N’Kosi Perry.

Martell had a lot of hype surrounding him when he decided to enter the “portal” this past Winter and eventually end up with Miami. At that point, people thought it was a foregone conclusion that the Ohio State transfer was going to be the new guy under center.

But once practices began, scouts and coaches alike started to see a much different picture than the one we had imagined. He just was not that impressive.

Even this past weekend’s scrimmage, Martel was still behind Williams in his accuracy and command of the offense.

And as for N’Kosi, well, don’t even get me started there. That will be your third stringer folks.

All that being said, it is nice to see Jarren get his shot at leading this team, especially considering all of the hype that surrounded him coming in as a true freshman last season.

But make no mistake about it, the leash will be short and Tate Martell may not be too far behind if things go bad early on against the Gators.