Quarterback only position without Miami football roster losses

Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Quarterback is the only position in the Miami football program that did not lose a player following the 2022 season due to graduation or transfer. All of the scholarship quarterbacks that were on the 2022 Miami roster are scheduled to return in 2023 led by two-year returning starter Tyler Van Dyke.

Part-time 2022 starters Jacurri Brown and Jake Garcia remain on the Miami football roster as the calendar has turned to 2023. That could change after spring practice. Miami also returns fourth-team QB Peyton Matocha who could be a candidate to enter the transfer portal after spending four seasons with the Hurricanes.

Three-star, Elite 11 quarterback Emory Williams signed with Miami in the Class of 2023. Williams is expected to be a long-term prospect who is likely to redshirt in 2023 barring injuries. Brown was expected to redshirt in 2022, but injuries to Van Dyke and ineffectiveness from Garcia pressed Brown into play.

The continuity at QB should help Miami continue to grow offensively. Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis will have another spring to work with Brown, Garcia and Van Dyke. It also provides Brown, Garcia and Van Dyke another year to learn the Gattis offense. Miami was 60th nationally averaging 239.1 passing yards per game.

The passing numbers for Miami were down from 2021 when the Hurricanes were 10th nationally averaging 321.2 yards per game. Gattis and QB coach Frank Ponce have a lot of work to do in the offseason. The return of the entire QB corps should help them to continue developing the Miami passing game.

With three scholarships reportedly remaining on the Miami football roster, the stability at QB should help the Hurricanes to be able to add talent at other positions. Miami head coach Mario Cristobal has said that outside wide receiver is one of the positions the Hurricanes need to improve for 2023.

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Miami is deep at slot receiver with Xavier Restrepo and Brashard Smith returning in 2023 plus recent signees Nathaniel Joseph and Robby Washington. Miami needs more consistency and production from its WRs to improve its passing game in 2023. This is a critical offseason for the Miami QBs.