Post-Spring Analysis: QB

The Hurricanes finished spring football recently, and now will begin preparing for summer workouts. Lets take a closer look at the team coming out of spring, focusing on the quarterbacks in this update.

The Hurricanes have five five quarterbacks on scholarship, and four of them went through spring football.

Stephen Morris is the unquestioned leader of this offense, and probably the entire team. No one had a better November than Morris in 2012. He finished the season as one of the hottest quarterbacks in all of college football. Despite going through a change in offensive coordinators during the offseason, Morris picked right up where he left off. He had an outstanding spring, and was in complete control of the offense during the spring game. He looks every bit like an All-ACC caliber quarterback heading into the start of the season.

Ryan Williams finished last season as the team's number two quarterback, and entered spring that way. Despite a charge from Gray Crow, Williams seemed to hold onto the backup spot. The two seemed neck and neck throughout the spring but then Williams threw 23 passes in the spring game, while Crow threw just eight. Williams was then listed as the backup when Al Golden released the newest depth chart yesterday.

Preston Dewey was the fourth quarterback of the spring, and seemed to have a very quiet spring. He was rarely mentioned by anyone, and is clearly behind Crow in terms of his development in this offense.

David Thompson, the fifth scholarship quarterback, spent the spring on the Hurricane baseball team and didn't participate in spring football. He will likely enter the summer as the team's number five at quarterback, although incoming freshman Kevin Olsen may have something to say about that.


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