Tate Martell

21 Jan 19
The Undefeated
Jalen Hurts is taking his talents to the University of Oklahoma. There, the former Alabama starting quarterback could replace Kyler Murray. Murray, a transfer from Texas A&M, replaced Baker Mayfield, who started his career at Texas Tech. Mayfield (2017) and Murray (2018) won the Heisman Trophy in consecutive seasons at Oklahoma, which has become the citadel of fast-break, big-time college football. It’s unprecedented for two quarterbacks at the same school to win back-to-back Heismans. Hurts could make it three. Meanwhile, Brandon Wimbush, formerly at Notre Dame, and Kelly Bryant, formerly at Clemson, are taking their talents elsewhere too. Wimbush and Bryant began the 2017 regular season as starting quarterbacks. Wimbush is off to Central Florida and, barring injury, Bryant will play at the University of Missouri next season. Hurts (Tua Tagovailoa), Wimbush (Ian Book) and Bryant (Trevor Lawrence) all lost their starting positions as their teams made it to the College Football Playoff (CFP) final four. Again, only Murray of the final four kept his job. And he won the Heisman. But sophomore Jake Fromm did hold off Justin Fields, the all-everything freshman, as the starting quarterback at Georgia, which lost three games last season but went to the CFP final game with Fromm as the freshman starter after the 2017 season. Fromm, an excellent dropback passer, should begin his junior year a Georgia Bulldogs starter. Fields, a passer and runner, is transferring to Ohio State, whose 2018 starting quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, is entering the NFL draft. Tate Martell, who’d been waiting his turn behind Haskins, is instead taking his talents to South Beach, where he’ll try to become the starter at the University of Miami. Reports are that the underclassman will seek a hardship waiver so he can play this upcoming season. And Dwan Mathis, who appeared headed to Ohio State, will instead head south from Michigan to Georgia to back up Fromm. It’s dizzying. And it all makes sense, at least from the perspective of elite programs and players: Each program seeks to put the players on the field who give the teams the greatest chance to win. The coaches make choices without regard for past glory or future compensation of individual players. There is too much money, millions and millions of dollars, in big-time college football for top programs to operate in any other way. [newsletter-culture] At the same time, all of the transferring quarterbacks are pre-pros: They seek to use college as a springboard to the NFL. And if they can’t do it from one college, they’ll do it at another, just as the coaches do. There is too much pro football money at stake for the players to remain at schools where they have lost their starting jobs. Hurts, Wimbush and Bryant all seek to be graduate transfers and play in the 2019 regular season. Fields, a sophomore, seeks a waiver that would allow him to play in 2019 too. Furthermore, stars who do not play in one of the CFP championship games are opting out of lesser bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft. And if they are hurt, they are shutting their college seasons down, again to look to the NFL draft or their first season in the league. Which is to say, the as yet undrafted NCAA stars at every position will look past the college football game, just as the schools look past incumbent players to their incoming recruits. They can’t afford to do otherwise. In the coming months, those who are paid to talk about college football will look at Hurts, 26-2 as an Alabama starter, and discuss whether he and others made the right decisions. And others, thrust into Hurts’ and others’ cleats, will prepare to do something similar in the 2020 regular season and beyond.
19 Jan 19
Sport Archyves

Quarterbacks make the world spin in college football. The longer that something moves during this foreign period of the NCAA Transfer Portal, the more literally you can take that statement. A time in college football once defined by official visits and attempts to recruit flips turned Janes into something completely different – a de facto-free […]

19 Jan 19
Brennan's Blogs

   The Miami Hurricanes have finally gotten what I feel is the missing piece of their football team, a QB. Ohio State Freshman Tate Martell  announced earlier this week that he would be transferring to the U. In his first year he threw for 269 yards and a 1 touchdown. Martell only saw throwing action […]

18 Jan 19
Noah's Take

With the college football season over, Clemson now holds the title as college football’s best team. After embarrassing No. 1 Alabama in the championship game, 44-16, Clemson now has two titles in three seasons. Thanks to the brilliance of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the Tigers are now better than Alabama. There is one more trophy Lawrence […]

18 Jan 19
Trevor's blog

During this week one of Ohio States  quarterback Tate Martell Transferred to  University of  Miami. I think this is the best move for him sense Ohio state just got a new  quarterback last week that transferred from Georgia to Ohio state

18 Jan 19
FanBuzz - Sports News - NFL | NCAA | NBA | WWE

When you only have to leave your home state three times throughout the course of the college football season, that automatically qualifies as a favorable schedule. That is the case for the Miami Hurricanes in 2019 as they’ll only play three games outside the state of Florida. After finishing 7-6 including a disastrous bowl game […]

18 Jan 19
InsideUSC with Scott Wolf

The Dallas Cowboys fired offensive coordinator Scott Linehan today. I’m not saying Clay Helton should hire him but he certainly has a more extensive job history (University of Washington offensive coordinator; Rams head coach; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator; Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator; Cowboys offensive coordinator). Maybe Helton should call him and just get his opinion […]

18 Jan 19
Chance Liebau Sports

  POSITION First-Team Second-Team Freshman Team QB Tua Tagovailoa, ALA, JR Justin Herbert, ORE, SR Graham Mertz, WIS, FR RB Jonathan Taylor, WIS, JR Travis Etienne, CLEM, JR John Emery Jr., LSU, FR WR CeeDee Lamb, OKLA, JR Laviska Shenault, COL, JR Jadon Haselwood, OKLA, FR WR Jerry Jeudy, ALA, JR Justyn Ross, CLEM, SOPH […]

18 Jan 19
Buckeye Wire

[jwplayer JKeaTXvn-TPCohRft] Reserve Ohio State linebacker Keandre Jones joins the seemingly endless parade of players entering the NCAA’s transfer portal this year per Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network. Ohio State reserve linebacker Keandre Jones, a former top-100 recruit, has entered the transfer portal per source. — Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 18, 2019 Jones was […]

18 Jan 19
North Coast Sports

Ohio State linebacker Keandre Jones has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal. Ohio State reserve linebacker Keandre Jones, a former top-100 recruit, has entered the transfer portal per source. — Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 18, 2019 Jones, a four-star recruit out of Maryland from the class of 2016 hasn’t seen a lot of playing time […]

18 Jan 19
FanBuzz - Sports News - NFL | NCAA | NBA | WWE

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns. Experienced backup Shane Buechele entered […]

18 Jan 19
CollegeFootballTalk

Martell has hired a lawyer and will seek a waiver for immediate eligibility.

18 Jan 19
Bonesville: The Authoritative Independent Voice of East Carolina

Pirates Travel To Memphis For Saturday Contes…Gilbert letter hits on variety of topics…ECU lands commitment from versatile wing Brandon Suggs…UConn, Tulsa coaches ejected after a handshake? …List of Vols’ violations include Fulmer offering instruction…No. 4 Virginia visits No. 1 Duke to top ACC weekend slate…Maria Sharapova Beats Caroline Wozniacki in a Third-Round Grudge Match…Wizards top […]

18 Jan 19
The Scorecrow

Per Tate Martell’s twitter page (@TheTateMartell), Martell will be joining his Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) teammates, Bubba Bolden, and Brevin Jordan at The University of Miami.

18 Jan 19
Get The Picture

Here’s a very positive assessment of Georgia’s coming season with Jake Fromm at the helm from, of all places, the AJ-C. The transfer portal opened wide in college football. A lot of talented quarterbacks rushed through it. Jalen Hurts, formerly of Alabama, will now play at Oklahoma. Austin Kendall, backup to two Heisman Trophy QBs […]

18 Jan 19
Entertaining WE

10:36 PM ETAssociated Press DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich.The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name.If Martell gets his way, they’ll know his name — and his game — soon…