Miami head coach Chuck Martin was out of time.
After six months of open competition between three players, Martin had to reveal his starting quarterback against Iowa. Someone had to receive the first snap of the 2019 season last Saturday.
True freshman Brett Gabbert was the man to do it, and he responded with 186 passing yards and two touchdowns. Despite the RedHawks losing by a final score of 38-14, he kept Miami in the game until the middle of the fourth quarter.
At his weekly press conference on Monday, Martin announced that Gabbert had done enough against the Hawkeyes to earn himself the start against Tennessee Tech this Saturday.