1 in almost every single Hurricane passing category. Named the Team MVP in 1985 and 1986, Testaverde was 21-3 during his final two seasons with the Hurricanes—but he underperformed against each highly ranked team. At 30, he was invited this week by the Browns to attend their mini-camp. Dorsey didn't have the greatest arm in the country and wasn't the most accurate, but he was the total package. Even with the worst year and a half of the Golden era accounting for his time, Kaaya proved himself as the best Miami QB of the last ten years. The less said about his years in Washington (2010) and Minnesota (2011), the better. The Jacory Harris era was unfortunately right in the middle of the Shapiro scandal and it can be argued that the distraction of the NCAA investigation hurt Harris as much as it hurt the rest of the program. What tends to be forgotten is they were just as bad in Manning’s first year as he threw a league-worst 28 interceptions as well as for 3,739 yards. But Walsh did something Testaverde could not complete, leading Miami to the 1987 national championship. Over the past 20 years, using a top 10 pick on a quarterback has resulted in mixed success for the player and team. That turned out to be the first of only three wins Smith recorded with the Bengals, who cut their losses by drafting Palmer first overall in 2003. There might not have been a bigger flop among No. Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; YouTube; Outdoors; Prep Zone; Press Releases; About. But he was one of the better caretakers of the football that Miami had seen, throwing 19 interceptions in two full years. Leading the 'Canes to three wins against schools in the Top Three of the AP poll, Erickson played reasonably well in important games. 2 Ohio State. George Mira Sr. was named the inaugural Jack Harding Team MVP award winner in 1963, and he held the career mark for passing touchdowns upon graduation. Kosar left UM holding school records for career passes completed, passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes thrown. He won multiple awards throughout his career including the Maxwell Award which is given to the best collegiate player in the country. He threw 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions in his senior year at Miami. This was one of the best plays N’Kosi Perry made all season. Most Read ACC Rooting Guide: Week 8 … He proved that several times in 2018, and has continued to do so throughout the offseason. He tells B/R about juggling football and acting ➡️, @KegsnEggs picks Michigan-Indiana and more top bets from the Week 10 card. Erickson was a backup in his freshman season only throwing 37 passes all year. But he was benched by the end of the season for Cleo Lemon, and after a lackluster 2007 season with the Falcons, Harrington's playing days were through. In the fifth game of his rookie season, Smith threw a touchdown pass with five seconds remaining to give the Bengals an 18-17 victory over the Browns, whom he thought should have taken him ahead of Couch. Miami had a special run at the quarterback position from the 1980s through the early 1990s. He also led the 2001 Hurricanes to the national championship in which they easily defeated Nebraska 37-14. The 2014 Miami Hurricanes will showcase a new starting quarterback, and redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen has an opportunity to become a four-year starter at "The U.". 5 Florida had knocked off Miami 35-23 earlier that season. He threw for a career-high 23 touchdowns and was one reason why the Chiefs got off to a 9-0 start. Kelly was 6-4 against ranked teams and defeated Top 15 Florida State teams in consecutive years. Rewatching Miami vs Va Tech last year. UM fans are hoping that Enos can wave his magic wand again, this time in South Florida. In 2006, he still had enough left in the tank to help the Baltimore Ravens go 13-3 during the regular season. This has been the most plagued position at UM for over 15 seasons, is 2019 the year that the quarterback turns it around? As the standard of coaching slipped and the dark cloud of the Nevin Shapiro scandal cast its pall over Coral Gables, the fabled tradition of quarterback play at The U has suffered; much like many other positions. Regarded as a can't-miss prospect after his amazing performance in Texas' national championship victory over USC, Young somehow missed. My current list of top 10 quarterbacks … Kosi 3. @CanesFootball offensive coordinator Dan Enos sheds insight on the decision to naming the redshirt freshman as the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback. Walsh was a fiery competitor and winner. However, the combination of floated passes and head-scratching decisions resulted in an 11-9 finish to his time at Miami. To talk recruiting. Kelly was statistically forgettable, but the timing of his career along with big-game performances make him a key quarterback at Miami. After sitting behind Harris for 2011, besides a Week 1 start after Harris was suspended, Morris returned to be the starter in 2012 and 2013. Gino Torretta had a spectacular career at Miami finishing with 7,722 yards passing, 47 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. Consequently, after being tabbed the starter, Olsen would have an excellent chance at becoming the best statistical quarterback in Miami history. Worst Miami Dolphins quarterbacks in last 20 years. After a redshirt and nine total passes as a RS freshman, Wright had a promising year as a sophomore, throwing for more than 2,400 yards and 18 TDs. Here's a look back at the team's starting QBs since 1990. And it comes as no surprise that Ken Dorsey is the greatest quarterback who ever donned the orange and green. pic.twitter.com/n5K9rjDUDc. 2 quarterback in Miami Hurricane history. The interceptions (27) are a cause for concern, however. He was inducted into Miami's Hall of Fame in 1995. Introducing Mark Richt to Kaaya made him an even better QB in 2016, easily having the best season of his career on his way to an impressive bowl win, his first and Miami’s first since 2006. 12 Miami against no. He was a sub 50% passer and had more INTs (6) than TDs (3). Testaverde threw five interceptions during the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, which cost the quarterback a chance at a national title. Ahead of Erickson and trailing Testaverde, Kosar is in a respectable position as well. However, there’s great reason to believe that 2019 is the turning point. Frank Costa (1991-94) was not the primary starter for two full seasons. A transfer from Florida, Brock Berlin was named the 2004 Team MVP, and he quarterbacked the Hurricanes to Orange Bowl and Peach Bowl victories. He lasted longer in Congress as a Democratic representative from North Carolina (2007-2013) than he did in the NFL. By no means does that qualify as a disgrace. Contact Us; News; More. The reason why he is so high on the list isn't just because of the top five ranking in almost every passing category in Miami history, it's because he was a winner ending his career 26-1 as a starter. Five different quarterbacks won national championships while at The U, four were named national award winners and two were recipients of the Heisman Trophy. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. That's one more than Brandon Weeden had during two undistinguished years with the Cleveland Browns. And while losing your top RB, TE and WR in a season will obviously stifle an offense, it doesn’t excuse Rosier’s 54% completion percentage and 14 INTs. Once known as ‘Quarterback U,’ the Miami Hurricanes have a spotty record of producing top signal callers over the past few decades. The intentions were good, but the execution left much to be desired. He also quarterbacked the infamous 46-3 rout of Texas in the 1991 Cotton Bowl, from which the "Miami Rule" emerged. Under offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Morris looked like a franchise quarterback. Erickson might be the most underrated quarterback on this list—especially when taking into account everything he accomplished as a two-year starter for the Hurricanes. Right at your fingertips. Many people will list Jim Kelly as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play at Miami and for good reason—he was part of the first class that turned around the Hurricane program. His 1984 season is statistically the greatest single-season performance by a quarterback in Hurricane history when Kosar completed 262 of 416 passes for 3,642 yards and 25 touchdowns. Berlin had his fair share of fantastic throws, including the accompanying dime and equally amazing catch by Kellen Winslow Jr. At one point, Wright was benched in favor of Kirby Freeman, which summarizes the majority of his career. He was the starter in his second season throwing for over 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. Against OSU in 2010 Harris tossed 4 INTs in an embarrassing loss for no. Like Couch, Carr had the misfortune of coming to a brand new team. He had a record of 5-22 as a starter and, as was the case with most of those in this category, accounted for more interceptions (24) than touchdowns (22). Torretta faced five ranked teams in 1992, completing just 47.6 percent of his attempts, throwing four touchdowns to eight interceptions. He is listed in the top 10 in every Hurricanes passing category to this day. After Ken Dorsey left following the 2002 season, the Hurricanes have been trying to find the next guy, but have failed to do so. Who’s the best and who’s the worst from the last decade of Miami football. Kelly dealt with injuries during his Miami career, but he still had a big impact for the Hurricanes and his ability to take UM to another level is a big reason why that program eventually blossomed into being the best of that 1980s decade. Although he never broke 30 touchdowns in a single season, he is the only Hurricane quarterback to have three straight seasons of 20 or more touchdown passes. Morris is one of the most explosive throwers of the football to ever come through the UM program. Along with the great career stats he also took home several awards in his senior season (1986) including becoming the first Miami Hurricane to win the Heisman Trophy. He threw for more than 31,000 yards and also ran for 37 touchdowns – who else remembers his 71-yarder at Tampa in 1998 which clinched a victory over the Buccaneers? His time at Miami however, couldn’t have been more disappointing. He was inducted to the Miami Hall of Fame in 2003 and is currently the only Miami quarterback to be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.*. He bounced around from Houston to Oakland and Buffalo before hanging it up. When it’s all said and done, the Hurricanes are at a good place with their QB’s. Morris owns the single game record for passing yards at Miami with 566 yards against N.C. State in 2012. And he ended second in passing yards (8,826), total offense (8,823) and touchdowns thrown (70). Remarkably, his best season came after serving 18 months in prison on dogfighting charges, when he threw for 3,303 yards and 18 TDs for the Eagles in 2011.