Making his first career start in Saturday 24-20 loss to the Florida Gators, redshirt freshman quarterback Jarren Williams showed a lot of positive signs.

Playing behind a young offensive line that allowed 10 sacks, Williams completed 19-29 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown. He had the Hurricanes in position to have a chance late and avoided turning the football over.

Still, Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos saw plenty of areas for improvement. The first-year Hurricanes OC told reporters:

“He (Williams) did not play well enough for us to win the football game. That’s first and foremost.

“We left a lot of plays on the field. Jarren left a lot of plays on the field. I was very, very disappointed from that standpoint.”

This criticism did not sit well with some, including former Auburn Tigers defensive back Jerraud Powers.

“What type of coach throws a 19-year-old kid under the bus publicly?” Powers questioned on Twitter.

“Same coach who left (Alabama) in the middle of the night and didn’t have the balls to tell (Nick) Saban he was leaving.”

After serving as Alabama’s quarterbacks coach during the 2018 season, it was expected that Enos would become the Crimson Tide’s new offensive coordinator after co-offensive coordinators Mike Locksley and Josh Gattis departed for Maryland and Michigan, respectively. Instead, he joined Manny Diaz’s staff on January 11.

Enos also had a brief, six-week stint on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan in January-February 2018.

Powers played for Auburn from 2006-08 and was named to the Freshman All-SEC Team in ’06.