University of Miami’s Dan Enos on shotgun vs. under-center debate: ‘There’s benefits of both’

University of Miami’s Dan Enos on shotgun vs. under-center debate: ‘There’s benefits of both’

October 10, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


I think there’s certain parts
of your run game that are better underneath center rather than the shotgun. I think there’s certain play action passes
that are better underneath center rather than the shotgun as well. I think there’s certain things we like to
do under center that, when you’re under center you never have to take your eyes
off the configuration of the secondary. You never have to have that moment or two where you have to have your eyes
come down, like in the shotgun. So I think there’s certain things that
the quarterbacks are more comfortable having their eyes down
the field the entire time, A. And then B, also there’s a lot of times,
those quarterbacks, they want the ball in their hands
right now, rather than waiting. When you’re underneath center, obviously,
you have it immediately in your hands. You have the laces already
shaped in your hands and you’re able to make some
quick throws out of that way. So there’s benefits from
being under center and there’s certainly benefits
from being in the shotgun. We will always continually evaluate
what we’re doing out of both from a standpoint of
a self scout situation. But certainly we think Jaron and we think
all of our quarterbacks are very capable. Plus, I think there’s a timing
mechanism that gets lost in the shotgun that is
good underneath center. I think all young quarterback should have
to learn how to play underneath center. I think it develops timing and rhythm. It teaches you about drops, starts of
drops, end of drops, how to get out of your transition from the back part of your
drop, start to push for in the pocket. So certainly I think there’s
benefits of both and we’ll continue to evaluate both and
do both. But I do think Jaron’s doing
a nice job in both categories. [BLANK_AUDIO]