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South Florida QBs Shining Early On



Courtesy @CanesFootball

Through week 4 of the college football season and week 3 of the NFL season, there may not be a city with quarterback play that can match up with Miami’s. Both Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa and Hurricanes’ QB Tyler Van Dyke are off to some of the hottest starts in the country. 

In a total of seven games, the two Miami quarterbacks have combined for 2,066 yards, 19 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions on 146/200 passing. Both Tua and TVD are among the nationwide leaders for both QBR and completion percentage. Whether it’s Saturday or Sunday, there is elite play coming from Miami quarterbacks.

A big part of the success of both South Florida gunslingers has been the play calling. Both the Hurricanes and Dolphins have innovative offenses run by two of the brightest young minds in football. Dolphins head coach and play caller Mike McDaniel is known for his innovative play calling and ability to maximize the speed of the Dolphins’ playmakers like Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Raheem Mostert. Tua’s “keyhole accuracy” is a major key to the success of this offense and allowing the playmakers to succeed.

At the college level, the Miami Hurricanes and Tyler Van Dyke have a talented play caller of their own leading the charge. New Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson has brought in a balanced offensive attack that features a dominant running game and a fun “vertical” passing game. The Canes’ offense looks much different than last year, and Van Dyke is back to looking like one of the top QBs in the nation. 

In a sport where so many teams at every level struggle with quarterback play, South Florida is finally in a position where that is one thing they don’t have to worry about. Both Dolphins’ and Hurricanes’ fans should appreciate the guys they have under center and the high level play they get to see on Saturdays and Sundays. After years of struggling offenses and below par QB performances, the fans in South Florida should soak in what they’re getting to see every week.