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QB Tathan Martell (transfer to Miami)

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

  1. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo The Rushmenâ„¢ '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    I agree with this 100%. If the college football landscape was still mostly players staying 4+ years, the one year rule makes sense. Now that the odds of a player staying only 3 years is significantly higher, it makes sense to evolve the transfer rule.
  2. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye All Tied Up in KY '18 Upset Picks Winner

    That's kind of a shitty thing to do. Just sayin'
  3. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye All Tied Up in KY '18 Upset Picks Winner

    The real question, is Jalen Hurts or Tate Martell ready for Da U? They may want to prepare for the following:

    -- Surrounded w/ more criminals on your team than one night in the county jail.

    -- Get used to people who think that turnover chain is cool

    -- Drastically different fans. Going from Roll Tide/Go Buckeyes no matter what, to getting trash thrown on you if you lose a game.

    -- Vanilla Ice, need I say more?
  4. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    How much trash can four people throw?
  5. inliner311

    inliner311 Sophmore

    I saw reports that Day hasn't talked to Tate about Fields coming in. Its definitely an odd situation since Fields is such a highly touted prospect and him transferring in puts him squarely against Tate. Both Tate and Fields have 3 years of eligibility left but Fields can't enter the NFL for 2 more years. Fields winning the starting job basic closes the door for Tate to ever start at Ohio State.

    I'm not sure how much of Fields coming in was Day searching for a better option than Tate vs having a better prospect falling into Days lap. It didn't seem like any other transfer QB prospect was linked to Ohio State.

    Its no guarantee that Fields is going to come in and light it up. Other stuff can happen too, just look at 2014. Even if Day thinks Fields is the better player, he shouldn't alienate Tate in the process, that could come back to bite him. We saw how well Urban was able to handle QB competitions, this just doesn't seem like it was handled as well.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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  6. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye All Tied Up in KY '18 Upset Picks Winner

    100% agree. Craig Krenzel (although he has failed to do much with it) was a good example of excellence in academics while still leading us to a NC. I get it. But, this is a very good point.
  7. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye All Tied Up in KY '18 Upset Picks Winner

    LOL... I thought this was the beginning of a joke....

    "I don't know, how much trash can they throw?" that ended in four fans/players in the back of a police car.
  8. UrbanBuckeye

    UrbanBuckeye All Tied Up in KY '18 Upset Picks Winner

    Right. However, if this is the case (and at this point we're just speculating-- where did you hear Day was alienating Tate Martell?), the situation could've been handled MUCH better. For instance, if Day didn't end up speaking to Tate about it, man up and go talk to your coach. Communication does go both ways. And, not in the form of "I'm transferring if you don't start me. See: the transfer portal I just entered".

    EDIT: Also, IMO Urban didn't handle QB competitions well at all.
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If I'm day in that situation I go out and find another depth guy for a year.

    I can definitely see this being Tate's thinking though.
  10. inliner311

    inliner311 Sophmore

    I saw it in a tweet from some radio station. They were quoting Laurinaitis from a radio interview they did with him. After reading it a second time I took it out of context too much.

    This is the tweet "James Laurinaitis on 97.1 said he was told it's not true that Ryan Day had any type of conversations with Tate Martell regarding Justin Fields being given the starting QB job. Fields just stepped on campus last Friday. Tate deciding to leave is his own decision."

    I do wish Day would have step in and calm Tate down. His interviews and tweeting even before Fields officially transfer were alittle out of hand.

    I do agree that you would also hope Tate would go in and talk to Day but even older pro athletes rather just sub tweet and go to social media these day to get their point across instead of keeping it in house. In my mind putting his name into the transfer portal was his way of sub tweeting the whole Fields situation.
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  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I understand and appreciate the entertainment value associated with speculating as to the motivations and strategy of a 20-year old male athlete, and I'm not criticizing those who enjoy engaging in it.

    That said, I'll pass on doing so myself.
  12. inliner311

    inliner311 Sophmore

    I think Day should be looking for a QB as part of this recruiting class even if it's a guy like Kenny Guiton was. Bring in too many transfers is just setting the QB room to collapse at some point. Guys will just graduate and not have eligiblity left when you need them. Better to build up a QB to eventually be the backup and be happy about than going to have to recruit one every year.
  13. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Northwestern did.
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  14. Ratboy18

    Ratboy18 Freshman

    If you take a step back, how is Tate's handling of this situation much different than D. Nestor or any of the previously committed HS kids .... "I came here to play for Urban and want to see what the new staff has to say about their philosophy and my role. In the meantime, I am going to re-open my recruiting and see if my skill set, and my comfort level, fits in better at another school."
    (This, obviously, disregards the shenanigans with Twitter bio edits and wallpaper changes)
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  15. inliner311

    inliner311 Sophmore

    The coaching staff did making an effort to work Tate in during meaningful series against some of our easier opponents this year. I can't remember the last time an Ohio State staff did that for the backup QB. By most accounts it seem like they were grooming him to take over for Haskins once he left.

    I think that's why he was so cocky and surprise by the staff bring in Fields. The staff's actions basically said the starting job next year is yours to Tate if Haskins leaves.

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