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QB Tathan Martell (transfer to Miami)

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

  1. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Love this kid and his grit. Feel bad the situation he's in. Don't blame him for looking at his options. His clock is ticking.
    kujirakira likes this.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Oh neat. You answered your own question.
    UrbanBuckeye likes this.
  3. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

    By "idiocy" do you mean Troy Smith's stubborn refusal to learn the offense or to study film until after the 2005 loss at Penn State? Because that shit was all on him. He admitted that he was "just ballin'" and wasn't taking things seriously until after PSU in '05.
    SEREbuckeye, kujirakira and Jagdaddy like this.
  4. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    No one's upset about or even really questioning his decision to transfer.

    Him leaving and redecorating his Twitter page like an emo teenager after talking shit publicly multiple times about not leaving and before the guy being brought in to compete with him has even been cleared yet makes him look soft.

    Doesn't really matter either way, it's just funny.
  5. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

    Tate's too short and isn't that great of a passer. I've been pretty vocal about my opinion that he'd never win the starting QB job at OSU and that, if he finished his career here, he'd do it at a different position. I would've traded him for Nebraska's Adrian Martinez in a heartbeat.

    Sometimes our eagerness for the next big thing blinds us to the possibility that maybe that highly rated recruit really isn't all that we were hoping he'd be. College football fans are big on counting their championship chickens before the recruiting eggs are hatched.
  6. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    The fact that I’d never heard of “he’s ass, my dude” before this week, is ass, my dude.
    lvbuckeye likes this.
  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I'm a graphics kind of guy. TTIWWP.
  8. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    IIRC that was an attempt to unionize. It wasn't a class action suit. But I'm not a lawyer. Maybe that's a distinction without a difference.
  9. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    I don't think they were signalling that he he would be / is Haskins' replacement by working him into the offense early in the season. I think they were doing that just to see if they can get him involved and to see what would happen and how defenses would react if they put yet another playmaker on the field. What ended up happening is that with Tate in the game our offense basically became one-dimensional, so the coaches mothballed that tactic. My IMO...
  10. inliner311

    inliner311 Sophmore

    Sorry I wasn't talking about the goal line stuff or the random plays where he came in. I meant early in the season where they would give Tate a series or two in the first or second quarter so he could going up against 1st team players. I think Urban said they were doing that to get Tate experience. Haskins always came back in and played until garbage time when Tate came back in.

    It was the first time I've seen a backup QB get a full series or two so early in a game. We would see Pryor and Braxton get a couple plays here and there just like Tate got later in the season.
  11. OH10

    OH10 *

    Part of the reason why Tate was given those opportunities is that reports were that he was already upset about sitting the bench. I think Tate said himself that the only reason he hadn’t transferred already (and this was before Fields) is that he didn’t want to let down his teammates.

    I’m not begrudging Tate’s desire to play. He should want to play. But I don’t think the coaching staff did anything to push him out other than bringing in Justin Fields (which was a no-brainer).

    We also have no idea what’s been said behind closed doors. Perhaps Day did try to talk Tate into sticking around. Maybe Tate just wasn’t hearing all that.

    MARVYMARV14 Junior

    Still hoping he stays and competes at least through the spring...if not I'll wish him luck and watch him thrive elsewhere, because he will put up numbers wherever he ends up...really hope that it isn't Oklahoma though
    UrbanBuckeye and Fungo Squiggly like this.
  13. Honestly if he's going to transfer if Fields is eligible, as a fan I'd take the gamble and want him to transfer now, not after the spring. All of his reps can now be split between Fields and Tate, and you have a larger pool of transfer candidates if you want to get back to 4 guys in the room.

    The gamble being that A) Fields is eligible and B) Fields is better than Tate.
  14. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Water polo is great... kicked a Warrant Officer in the face.

    Always been a fan of the grad xfer rule. Reward kids for earning their degree at 1st place... if situation hasnt panned out in that timeframe, then good luck and play immediately somewhere else.
  15. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I recall last years staff promising to use Tate in "special packages" which didn't really materialize much at all. I though maybe they were going to use him and DH on the field at the same time, but his "special package"was just a few plays as a Wildcat basically. Not very inventing.

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