Football is an interesting sport. One year, a guy can lead his team to an 8-4 record and the next season, the quarterback can underperform and have three losses in the first five weeks of the season. Bryn Renner is the talented quarterback of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The senior quarterback was widely considered a top quarterback in the ACC prior to the 2013 season and with two years of starting and two straight 3,000-plus yard seasons, it was easy to see why that was. Now that his Tar Heels are just 1-3 to start the season, people are starting to wonder just why Renner’s numbers are down for this team that was an offensive power last season.
North Carolina’s offensive coordinator Blake Anderson may know the actual reason behind the senior’s struggles:
He sweats so bad – he really does. His hands and arms will be dripping wet, and he missed a series where he didn’t get a towel or something, or it got ripped off. And he had a couple balls get away from him, no doubt. And he’s just got to be smart about it. He knows that it’s never stopped. We get out of the meeting room, he’s sweating. So we just have to put another wrist band on, put another towel, and keep it dry as best we can and then let it rip.
Wait, so Renner’s hands being sweaty is the reason that this once-potent offense has scored over 31 points just once this season and is sitting at 1-3? Could be.
Renner’s completion percentage is down 5.5 percent and three interceptions are already approaching his total of seven last season.
Someone get this guy a towel.