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Tate Martell's Lawyer Explains Why The Quarterback Transferred

Tate Martell runs for Ohio State vs. Rutgers.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell's transfer to Miami may have been among the most surprising off-season moves in college football. Martell had previously said that he wouldn't be transferring, though Justin Fields' transfer to Ohio State seemed to change that.

In a recent interview with The Toledo Blade, Martell's attorney Travis Leach gave some insight into the decision.

Leach explained that the sudden coaching staff changes at the end of Ohio State's season was part of the reason.

“That definitely is part of it,” Leach told The Blade when asked about the coaching staff. “You try to throw as much against the wall as you can. I think the fact that there were some circumstances that happened, some personality clashes at the school — we want to be fair to everyone involved. That’s the approach we’re going to go down.”

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced before the Rose Bowl that he would be retiring, and named Ryan Day as his successor.

Meyer was one of the key figures in recruiting Martell back in 2016.

Another factor that may have played a role was the sudden arrival of five-star quarterback Justin Fields on a transfer from Georgia.

At the time, Martell brushed off the idea of being worried about losing his jobs to the new arrival.

However, with Martell now off to the Miami Hurricanes though, it may have just become a self-fulfilled prophecy.