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QB Tate Martell (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I see a lot of Braxton Miller in Tate. Seems like Brax found multiple ways to be useful.
  2. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Ohio State was forced to make a decision when J.T. Barrett exited with a knee injury in the third quarter of this past season’s rivalry game at Michigan.

    The Buckeyes made the seemingly obvious choice by putting backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the game, and Haskins saved the day, leading Ohio State to a comeback victory over the Wolverines.

    Yet with the game on the line and Michigan holding a 20-14 lead at the time of Barrett’s exit, Ohio State considered turning to a quarterback who had never before played in a collegiate game.

    While Tate Martell ultimately ended up redshirting his freshman season for the Buckeyes, the four-star recruit still traveled to every game, leaving open the possibility that he could play if the situation called for it. And when the Buckeyes lost their starting quarterback in what was arguably their most important game of the season, that situation nearly arose.

    "We talked about it," Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said at his media availability prior to the Cotton Bowl, when asked if the Buckeyes considered pulling Martell’s redshirt this season. "We had the situation with J.T.’s injury at the very, very end, where we were playing the rival game. And I think he would have wanted to play the one game if we needed him. And we’re like wait a minute now, that’s a whole year, because he would lose a year of eligibility if he plays in that game."

    Ohio State ultimately stuck with Haskins against the Wolverines, Barrett returned to play in the Buckeyes’ final two games of the year and Martell remained on the sidelines, leaving him with four remaining seasons of eligibility heading into 2018.

    The decision the Buckeyes had to make in Ann Arbor, however, could be a precursor to the decision they will have to make this upcoming season.

    Haskins, having performed well in limited action this past season, would appear to be the clear-cut choice to succeed Barrett’s starting quarterback for 2018. A strong-armed passer who has excited Ohio State fans with his ability to stretch the field, Haskins should enter the spring as the leader in the clubhouse.

    The Buckeyes also have Joe Burrow, the most experienced returning quarterback on the roster, who Ohio State’s coaches say was neck-and-neck with Haskins in the competition to be the No. 2 quarterback this season before breaking a bone in his throwing hand during an August practice.

    But considering that the Buckeyes even had the thought that Martell’s ability to potentially help them win against Michigan could have made it worth burning his redshirt, there’s reason to believe that the redshirt freshman will be a factor in the starting quarterback competition, too.

    While Martell didn’t play in any games this season, he did practice with the team all year – mostly with the scout team, simulating other players to help the defense preparing for games, but as seen in practice leading up to the Cotton Bowl, occasionally alongside the first- and second-team offenses as well.

    Wilson said he was impressed with the way Martell developed during his first season with the team.

    "In time, Tate became a sponge and really started absorbing coaching," Wilson said. "Where the notoriety of the highly touted quarterback and all the accolades that he comes in with kind of get shoved aside. And he really took off midpoint of this season."

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  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Well Tate just said we will be in the title game next season....
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  5. KOBuckeye

    KOBuckeye Urban Legend

    Can't wait.
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  6. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Have no problem with his tweet. Talk that talk kid, I like that he's confident in his brothers.
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  7. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    yea but his team mates are calling him out for the tweet.
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  8. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Hmmmm......sounds like Dre’Mont is getting a jump start on being a vocal leader for next year?!? (I can dream right?)
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  9. Taosman

    Taosman Caught Socializing With The Dance Team

    So, first we had the Barrett vs Haskins contro. And now we'll have the Haskins vs Martel contro?
    Welcome to a new world order Buckeye fans! Enjoy the ride.
  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Don't see any need for controversy. Martell shouldn't be giving other teams bulletin board material.

    Neither should Haskins.

    Upperclassmen need to curb the youngsters' exuberance.
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  11. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    I only want players who have no confidence in their ability to make it to a national championship game, just like the '60s.
  12. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Having confidence in yourself and your team and shooting your mouth off are two different things. Quiet confidence wins.

    The lion does not need to roar and rarely does.
  13. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    I wouldn't characterize either of their tweets as shooting their mouths off. If they went on rants about how they were going to beat the shit out of everyone next year then it would be an issue.

    Edit: I also wouldn't be upset if no players had Twitter accounts.
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  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    So, I assume this is the aforementioned controversial tweet:


    Sorry, I don't a problem with all.
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  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

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