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Ohio State QB Jack Miller transfers to Florida

Escambia94

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Here is a picture of Jack Miller as a kid: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXwWdJFPBa4/

Apparently has been a Gator fan for a long time. His mom appears to be an Ole Miss grad or fan. His latest post on Instagram reads "Coming home!". Maybe he has some ties to the Sunshine State from his childhood?
 

DRU2012

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(...I personally, if he can just get and STAY healthy, am still looking for big things from AR-15 as “QB-1”...given the contrasting reactions of Anthony and Emory to the Coaching change, I suspect THEY both tended to see it similarly...)
 

Leakfan12

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I believe AR15 will be the starter in 2022. I don't know much about Napier's system though his QB from ULL Levi Lewis was a dual-threat. Plus is Miller going to play in 2022?
 

Escambia94

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Miller is here for depth. The starting job is AR15’s to lose. Denny Thompson (his passing coach) says Richardson is a passing quarterback who happens to be a good runner. I think Napier’s staff will leave the running to a stable of running backs and let Richardson make throws when they need it. This is of course contingent on Richardson recovering from surgery.
 

Leakfan12

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I just hope Napier can adjust his playbook if Miller does become the starter since Miller is a Pro-Style passer.
 

Escambia94

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I just hope Napier can adjust his playbook if Miller does become the starter since Miller is a Pro-Style passer.
I get the impression that there will be no adjusting of playbooks. Napier and his staff are going to overhaul this offense and defense entirely. I will write up an article on that later as I get more information, but I can tell you that the offense will be nothing like Mullen's and the defense will be nothing like Grantham's. The offense will feature a pocket passer, which suits both Richardson's and Miller's styles. Carlos Del Rio-Wilson and Kitna were both evaluated as dual threat QBs, as was Evers before he backed off his commitment to UF. Kitna could theoretically be a pocket passer now that he hit a growth spurt. On defense the Gators will revert to a more traditional 4-3 defense, which is not a good fit for any 2021 linebacker except maybe Ventrell Miller. This is also not a perfect fit for some of the defensive linemen. I think the 2022 defense will not have what we have been calling an EDGE or BUCK--at least not in the same way we have seen this position since Will Muschamp took over as head coach in 2011. I think the STAR position will also go away, which will eliminate tweener safeties, linebackers, and cornerbacks.

As it relates to Jack Miller, he was recruited to Florida because Napier evaluated him all the way back in 2017 when he was at Arizona State. If Richardson does not heal from surgery in the spring, I could see Miller heading into fall camp as the #1 because Napier would not have evaluated Richardson. If Richardson does heal from surgery and confirms that he is a pocket passer then I could see him entering fall camp as the #1--as most of us expect. The key here is to not mistake Richardson as a dual threat QB. True, he was evaluated as the #9 dual threat QB in the class of 2020, but at one point he was listed as as top pro-style QB right behind Carson Beck--his fellow alumnus of Denny Thompson's passing academy. Miller was ranked as the #13 pro-style passer in that same class.
 

Escambia94

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Here is a comparison of QBs in the 2020 and 2021 classes. Jack Miller competed against CJ Stroud and Kyle McCord and was placed behind both on the depth chart. Ohio State signed Quinn Ewers, presumably to compete with McCord for the #2 spot before electing to reclassify to 2022 and transfer. Jack would have been buried in the Ohio State depth chart which would have featured two 5-star QBs. Miller could pull ahead of Richardson at Florida if the offense suits his pocket passing style; however, Richardson could prove to be a decent pocket passer as fellow dual-threat QB Bryce Young has shown at Alabama. Bryce Young and Anthony Richardson both hit growth spurts late and were evaluated as dual-threat QBs despite strong showings as pocket passers at Elite 11.
PlayerRating/ RankingStatus
Quinn Ewers5-star (1.0000), #1 national, #1 pro-styleCommitted to Ohio State November 2020, signed in 2021; transferred to Texas for 2022 season.Signed with Ohio State in 2021 and reclassified as class of 2022. Appeared in 1 game. Transferred to Texas for 2022.
Bryce Young5-star (0.9994), #2 national, #1 dual-threatCommitted to Alabama September 2019, signed in 2020. Ranked #2 at Elite 11 2019.Appeared in 7 games in 2020, 7/13, 156 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 133.7 RAT; Started 13 games in 2021, 315/463, 4322 yards, 43 TD, 4 INT, 175.4 RAT, 31 rush yards, 3 TD
D.J. Uiagalelei5-star (0.9949), #10 national, #2 pro-styleCommitted to Clemson May 2019, signed in 2020Appeared in 9 games in 2020, 78/117, 914 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT, 146.4 RAT; Started 12 games in 2021, 187/342, 2059 yards, 9 TD, 8 INT, 109.3 RAT
Brock Vandagriff5-star (0.9908), #17 national, #4 pro-styleCommitted to Georgia January 2020, signed 2021No stats in 2021.
Kyle McCord5-star (0.9858), #28 national, #6 pro-styleCommitted to Ohio State April 2019, signed in 2021Appeared in 5 games, 25/38, 416 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 164.6 RAT.
CJ Stroud4-star (0.9780), #42 national, #2 pro-styleCommitted to Ohio State December 2019, signed in 2020. Ranked #1 at Elite 11 2019.2020 season cancelled due to COVID; started 11 games in 2021, 280/295 for 3862 yards, 38 TD, 5 INT, 182.2 RAT
Carson Beck4-star (0.9095, #250 national, #9 pro-styleCommitted to Georgia March 2019, signed in 2020; opted out of 2020. Ranked #3 at Elite 11 2019.Opted out of 2020 due to COVID; played in 3 games in 2021, 10/23 for 176 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 119.1 RAT
Anthony Richardson4-star (0.9204), #204 national, #9 dual-threatCommitted to Florida April 2019, signed in 2020. Ranked just outside top 11 at Elite 11 2019.Appeared in 3 games in 2020, 1/2 27 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 228.4 RAT; Played in 7 games in 2021, 38/64 529 yards, 6 TD, 5 INT, 144.1 RAT, 401 rushing yards, 3 TD
Jack Miller4-star (0.8951), #334 national, #13 pro-styleCommitted to Ohio State July 2018; signed in 2020; redshirt in 2021 (with a DUI); transferred to Florida for 2022 season. Sat out of Elite 11 2019 competition due to injuries.2020 season cancelled due to COVID; appeared in 4 games in 2021, 7/14, 101 yards, 110.6 RAT.
 

DRU2012

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All I can go by is what I’ve personally “seen so far”—and by that 1st-hand experience am still excited to see what AR-15 might do, healthy and given the right team and (hoped for) opportunities here at UF.
Part of this whole “wait’n’see” situation here now in Gainesville.
But we appear to be in solid, flexible shape here heading into 2022 under the new Coaching regime.
 
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