Fallout is not good for Miami football from Jarren Williams transfer

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Malik Rosier #12 walks to the sidelines as head coach Mark Richt speaks with N'Kosi Perry #5 of the Miami Hurricanes in the fourth quarter against the Florida International Golden Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Malik Rosier #12 walks to the sidelines as head coach Mark Richt speaks with N'Kosi Perry #5 of the Miami Hurricanes in the fourth quarter against the Florida International Golden Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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The new redshirt rule in college football allows players to appear in four games during a season before they have to blow a redshirt. Williams only saw action as the fourth quarterback to appear in Miami’s 77-0 win over Savannah State in the home opener week two. There is no excuse why Richt did not insert Williams late in the season.

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In his only appearance in a Miami football uniform, Williams completed one pass in three attempts for 17 yards and had one carry for two yards and a touchdown. The biggest question is why didn’t Richt play Williams in the final two games of the season. Miami defeated Virginia Tech 38-14 and Pittsburgh 24-3 to finish 2018.

All season, Richt has spoken about the advantage of the new rule and being able to play Freshmen and keep their Redshirt. The Hurricanes had big second-half leads in those games. After leading 17-14 at halftime against the Hokies Miami erupted for 21 third-quarter points to secure the final margin.

A week later against Pittsburgh a DeeJay Dallas touchdown run with 10:58 left in the game provided the Hurricanes with the final margin. Those were amble opportunities for Williams to get playing time. He might have been content with that, he might not have. We will never know unless Williams discusses it.