Once Miami named Jarren Willliams its starting quarterback on Monday, speculation began about what Tate Martell’s next move would be. That speculation only ramped up further when Martell reportedly didn’t practice yesterday.
Could Martell, who transferred to Miami from Ohio State this offseason, actually be on the move again? Not yet at least, according to a new report from the Miami Herald.
Per the Herald’s Susan Miller Degnan and Barry Jackson, Martell did attend a team meeting after practice on Monday and is slated to be on the practice field today.
With regard to the capable @Andrew_Ivins reporting that Martell didn't practice today, UM tells me tonight that Martell remains on UM's roster and will be attending team meeting tonight
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 13, 2019
Williams may be Miami’s No. 1, but Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz said yesterday he has yet to decide on a backup. Martell and redshirt sophomore N’Kosi Perry are competing for that role after being beaten out for the starting job.
Perry played in 11 games and started six for Miami last season. Martell, meanwhile, played in six games for the Buckeyes behind Dwayne Haskins.
The former four-star recruit connected on 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 128 yards and two scores. He elected to transfer from OSU after Justin Fields’ decision to leave Georgia and play for the Buckeyes.
Miami is set to open its 2019 season on Saturday, August 24 against Florida in Orlando.