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

22:40  21 august  2019
22:40  21 august  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Miami names Jarren Williams as starting QB for opener against Florida

Miami names Jarren Williams as starting QB for opener against Florida Miami names Jarren Williams as starting QB for opener against Florida

So there you have it.  Sort of.

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

Instead of bringing it on and competing with Georgia transfer Justin Fields for the starting quarterback job, Tate Martell hightailed it out of Ohio State earlier this offseason and ultimately landed at Miami shortly thereafter. 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 earlier this month.

Losing out on the starting led to Martell bailing on practice, even as he ultimately returned.  Not long after, it was reported that Martell had begun working with Miami’s wide receivers.

Tate Martell lost the starting QB job at Miami and college football fans have jokes

Tate Martell lost the starting QB job at Miami and college football fans have jokes After transferring out of Ohio State, Tate Martell expected to start at Miami. But the Hurricanes announced a different starter at the QB position on Monday and Twitter brought the humor.

Wednesday, the Hurricanes’ head coach confirmed that, as the Miami Herald put, Martell is receptive to a potential position change. The Herald also noted that Martell wasn’t wearing the traditional orange jersey normally worn by quarterbacks and also met with the running backs and wide receiver positional groups following practice earlier today.

“It’s like anybody else we have,” Diaz said of a potential position change for Martell. “Anybody will help by doing anything that’s available, so yeah.”

The intimation coming out of South Florida seems to be that, if Martell loses out on the backup job to N’Kosi Perry, he would then shift his focus to another position, although that has yet to be officially acknowledged.

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.

Burning questions for Saturday's season-opening college football games.
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