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Manny Diaz Has Update On Tate Martell's Role In Hurricanes Offense

Tate Martell performs drills for Miami during Spring Game.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Tate Martell might get the chance to play quarterback at Miami after all. The Ohio State transfer has moved back to his old position after working at wide receiver this season.

Martell returned to practice this week after a medical leave and was reportedly seen wearing the orange non-contact jersey sported by Hurricane quarterbacks during practice.

Today, Miami head coach Manny Diaz confirmed the former four-star recruit has returned to the position.

Martell was beaten out by Jarren Williams for the starting quarterback position this summer, with N'Kosi Perry earning the backup role. Rather than be relegated to No. 3, Martell was moved to wide receiver. He has played sparingly in certain packages at his new position, rushing twice for two yards. Martell seemed to acknowledge his return to QB with his latest tweet today.

Williams will start at quarterback for Miami this weekend when the Hurricanes take on rival Florida State. It remains to be seen if Martell will see any snaps going forward.

Miami is 4-4 and must split its final four games in order to achieve bowl eligibility.