On Friday afternoon, the Miami Hurricanes hired former Alabama assistant Dan Enos as the team’s offensive coordinator. Enos spent the 2018 season as the quarterbacks coach at Alabama, working closely with Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.
Now, with Enos on the move to Miami, there’s a possibility that Hurts – who put his name in the transfer portal after the season – could move to Miami with his former quarterbacks coach.
That could have a significant impact on where Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell will take his talents. Martell added his name into the transfer portal after former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced his transfer to Ohio State.
With Martell possibly on the move, his options could be limited if Hurts bolts for the Hurricanes. According to Buckeye Xtra, Martell is believed to be on pace to graduate in May, which means he could be immediately eligible to play in 2019.
The timing of a departure raises more questions. He is believed to be on track to graduate in May, which would enable him to go to another program and be eligible immediately.
If he stays until May, Martell would go through spring ball with Ohio State and then leave just before the season – like Joe Burrow did when he left for LSU.
All options are on the table for Martell, including sticking with the Buckeyes and fighting for the starting quarterback role.