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SportReport: Tate Martell a no-show at Miami’s practice Monday

08:36  13 august  2019
08:36  13 august  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Manny Diaz confirms QB Tate Martell is open to a position change

Manny Diaz confirms QB Tate Martell is open to a position change The former Ohio State QB lost out on the starting job months after transferring to The U.

University of Miami Cheerleaders perform during dedication of the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility at the University of Miami in Coral Gables on Thursday, October 11, 2018. University of Miami teammates Brevin Jordan and DeeJay Dallas say quarterback Tate Martell has swag.

Tate Martell has been a phenom since the eighth grade. But he enters his third year in college looking for his first start and a chance to prove the hype Martell struggled through parts of spring practice , and drew laughs during his first public scrimmage at Miami in early April when he played so poorly

This is the start of what will likely be an extended — and utterly predictable — football soap opera playing out at The U.

Report: Tate Martell a no-show at Miami’s practice Monday© Getty Images

Instead of bringing it on and competing with Georgia transfer Justin Fields for the starting job, Tate Martellhightailed it out of Ohio State earlier this offseason and ultimately landed at Miami not long after. Granted immediate eligibility with the Hurricanes, and seen as a slight favorite to win the starting job, Martell instead saw Jarren Williams stake his claim as QB1 as Manny Diaz named the redshirt freshman the Hurricanes’ starter Monday morning.

“As we move into preparation for the Florida game we will continue the competition to determine who will serve as the backup quarterback,” the head coach said of the battle for the No. 2 job between Martell and incumbent N’Kosi Perry.

Report: Miami's Martell practices at WR after losing QB battle

Report: Miami's Martell practices at WR after losing QB battle After losing the quarterback battle at Miami, Tate Martell experimented by playing wide receiver during Friday's practice, a source told Manny Navarro of The Athletic. It's unclear if Martell is committed to a permanent position switch. Martell transferred to Miami in January after two years of backup duties at Ohio State. Once hailed as a can't-miss prospect after a prolific high school career in the state of Nevada, he struggled to move up the Buckeyes' depth chart before heading to The U. Martell was widely viewed as the overwhelming favorite to win the Hurricanes' starting job but lost the preseason competition to redshirt freshman Jarren Williams.

When the NCAA approved Miami quarterback Tate Martell ’ s waiver for immediate eligibility on Tuesday afternoon, the Hurricanes got a major boost as they begin spring practice . (In fact, CBS Sports reported in February that Martell had considered using Meyer’ s three-game suspension as part of an

Tate Martell , who served as Dwayne Haskins' backup at Ohio State in 2018, says he's transferring to Miami . Post to Facebook. Miami ' s 2018 season was defined by inconsistency at the quarterback position as the platoon of N'Kosi Perry and Malik Rosier struggled for large stretches of the season.

The only problem with that part of the under-center competition? 247Sports.com is reporting that Martell didn’t practice with the team Monday.

No reason was given for Martell’s non-participation, which came after he was informed he wouldn’t be the starter.  Thus far, U-M officials have declined to discuss the reason or reasons behind Martell’s reported absence.

For now, even as it’ll be a question that continues to linger in the days (weeks?) to come, Martell is still a part of the football team.

Martell was a four-star member of OSU’s 2017 recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country.  After redshirting as a true freshman, Martell threw for 269 yards and a touchdown on 23-of-28 passing this past season while also running for another 128 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.

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