Tyler Van Dyke knows the Miami Hurricanes need better offensive starts than they’ve had in recent weeks, so when it came time to reflect on why UM has come out the gates slowly in its past two games, the second-year quarterback didn’t hold back on critiquing himself.
“It’s on me,” Van Dyke said after Tuesday’s practice. “I just have to get more comfortable in the beginning of the game. Just got to get the ball and let it rip.”
The letting “it rip” part hasn’t come easy for Van Dyke in the first halves of Miami’s conference losses to Virginia and North Carolina.
Van Dyke has combined for 9 of 26 for 122 passing yards and two interceptions in the first two quarters against the Cavaliers and Tar Heels en route to the Hurricanes not scoring their first offensive touchdown until there were less than two minutes in the second quarter of either game.