Tate Martell Reportedly Pulled A No-Show At Practice After Losing Starting QB Job To Freshman
This is not a good way to respond to losing out on a job.
On Monday, Miami head coach Manny Diaz officially named Jarren Williams the starting quarterback of the Hurricanes.
So how did Tate Martell, who transferred from Ohio State to start over, respond to losing the starting QB position? He didn’t show up to practice.
247Sports Miami insider Andrew Ivins reported that Martell did not participate in Monday’s practice just hours after the huge announcement.
Diaz announced that Williams, a redshirt freshman, had beaten out Martell and sophomore N’Kosi Perry and would start the season opener against Florida on August 24.
“All three guys showed tremendous improvement and development, which is a credit to their hard work and the work of Dan Enos and his offensive staff,” Diaz said. “We believe we can win with all three guys, however, we feel like Jarren has the greatest upside due to his passing ability, his instincts and his determination.”
Diaz still has to figure out who the back-up QB will be, but it seems like Martell has made that decision even easier for him.
Martell is clearly disappointed after he transferred to Coral Gables from Ohio State in January in the wake of Justin Fields’ decision to leave Georgia and play for the Buckeyes.