You hit the nail on the head 85. I just happened to watch "Tom Brady - A football life" last night. He started out as the 7th QB on the roster at um. Eventually earned the starting job - almost by default and led them to a 10-2 record as a junior. And then had to share starting duties as a senior with Drew Henson who the um staff gave multiple opportunities to because he was the "one". In the piece, they interviewed Belichick who said they wondered about the obvious situation that um coaches put Brady in, in regard to Henson and eventually took a chance becasue the way Brady had performed, not complaining, always having to dig the wolverinies out of a hole Henson put them in. And then they interviewed Mariucci as to why the 49er's didn't draft him, having grown up in their backyard, and he (Mariucci) said, that the um coaches (paraphrasing) were luke warm on him and didn't really give out a good recommendation on Brady.
You could tell both Brady and his mom and dad took it all personally. I'm surprised Brady even claims um as his college.