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Miami Teammate Anonymously Blasts Jarren Williams for Partying

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Reinhold Matay | USA TODAY Sports

Things are getting worse before they get better at the University of Miami.

Following a 6-7 season that ended with a 14-0 loss to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl, a disgruntled upperclassmen went to the press to vent his frustrations about the lack of maturity in the locker room, specifically singling out one familiar name, Jarren Williams.

In a report from the Miami Herald, sources confirmed the sentiment shared by an anonymous player — the Miami quarterback is one of many players who care more about partying than football. The evidence could be seen on the field. Williams and a group of players went out partying and missed curfew the night before the Hurricanes lost 30-24 to FIU.

Even though Williams missed curfew, Manny Diaz still let him start against the Panthers. Williams completed 19-of-36 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Diaz sent a message to the rest of the team by allowing Williams to play even after he broke rules. It wasn’t the only time that happened.

And the other issue is that a few players felt players could get away with some things without being punished, such as Jarren Williams not showing up for a practice and then playing (off the bench) the following Saturday. One player said there were multiple missteps with Williams regarding maturity.

Williams’ decision-making off the field is about as bad as his decision-making on the field. The player questioned his football IQ and his mental fortitude. All of those reasons are why Diaz is searching the transfer portal for a new quarterback.

You may question the motives of someone who went to the press to anonymously take shots at the quarterback. One thing you cannot deny any longer — Kentucky dodged two bullets when Williams ultimately chose to attend Miami.

[Miami Herald]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

14 Comments for Miami Teammate Anonymously Blasts Jarren Williams for Partying

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:12 am January 13, 2020 Permalink

    “The player questioned his football IQ and his mental fortitude.”

    If that is an accurate representation of Williams, it explains a lot.

    • 2andToodleLoo
      9:12 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

      The maturity he showed in committing to a school then almost leaving Miami is oh so obvious in these instances as well. Dude seems like a me-first guy in all situations.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    10:34 am January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Something tells me that Stoops wouldn’t tolerate those behaviors on the team, even if it’s a prime time QB.

  3. JusSayin
    10:50 am January 13, 2020 Permalink

    In my opinon we didn’t “dodge a bullet” because a player might not do the things he does at one place at another. Quade Green apparently isn’t doing well academically at Washington. He didnt have that problem here.

    • makeitstop
      11:15 am January 13, 2020 Permalink

      If he lacks the mental acumen fo play QB that isn’t fixed by geography. Partying may be part of the culture at Miami and not here but being smart is a prerequisite for a QB. Glad he’s where he is. Now Mac Jones is a different story.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      12:56 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

      Actually I heard Jones got by with a DUI his freshman season, Saban pulling strings. Given how many times Stoops has removed a player from team activities only to later find out they were charged with a crime I don’t think he’d be here.

    • eyebleedblue
      1:17 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

      How do we know that wasn’t part of the problem here? Cal seems to protect players even if they leave.

    • StillBP
      1:23 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

      It is public record that Jones got a DUI his freshman year. Not only was he driving under the influence, but he was in a car accident at the time and had a fake ID.

  4. thenamerobdigity
    11:36 am January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Sounds like a train wreck. Not many sad faces over here in Kentucky.

  5. ClutchCargo
    1:19 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Sounds like they need to go to the transfer portal and find a new coach. Somebody has to be the responsible adult in this situation.

  6. 4everUKBlue
    2:06 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

    Judging from what I’ve seen out of him in games I’m glad he didn’t come to UK.

  7. BluKudzu
    2:36 pm January 13, 2020 Permalink

    He would have likely played due to the injuries of others, but not much if he continued being a dipshít on the field and off.

  8. bbn606
    8:20 am January 14, 2020 Permalink

    We should never fret when a player flips his commitment. Seems like most that have are not what we need here.