Tuesday morning was not a good morning for Tate Martell.
Martell, a former QB at Ohio State, decided to transfer once he learned that the Buckeyes were bringing in 5-star QB Justin Fields — from Georgia — to compete for the starting QB job. Martell landed at Miami (FL) and was cleared immediately eligible to play by the NCAA.
Again, not good if you’re Martell.
With that, social media of course had a field day on Martell losing the job. After all, he transferred from Ohio State to play more (and avoid a legitimate competition with Fields for the job).
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the news:
Wow! True freshman Jarren Williams beats out Tate Martell for the starting job. Martell transferred to Miami for “playing time” https://t.co/vvOXCg0rU6
— CFB Hype (@CFB_Hype) August 12, 2019
— Dave Young (@daveyoung84) August 12, 2019
To be clear, I'm legit bummed I won't get to witness Martell's first career start.
College football needs a good villain. Martell would be a great one.
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) August 12, 2019
Tate Martell to transfer portal again https://t.co/0HOX2jqRPn
— Atlanta Braves Observer (@TChitester) August 12, 2019
Don’t swing and miss… especially not your second time (fighting for a starting QB job) -Tate Martell https://t.co/R6yNW65vQ8
— Walker Basham (@Super_bash_br0s) August 12, 2019
Tate Martell transferred and still isn’t starting LMAOOOO https://t.co/njazlQEJWC
— Branson (@BransonUS) August 12, 2019
When I saw Jarren Williams beat out Tate Martell and N’Kosi Perry for Miami’s starting QB job pic.twitter.com/9VpXGZEooi
— Elijah Stewart (@EJ_Stewart) August 12, 2019
Tate Martell really transferred just to be in the same position he was just in months ago. https://t.co/Iw8IvyOXEe
— Blick (@Legend_InMaking) August 12, 2019
tate martell’s advice to justin fields seven months ago: don’t swing and miss “especially not your second time”
tate has now swung and missed twice.
hate to see it. https://t.co/WpjDfrCOVi
— Alex Glaze (@Alex_Glaze) August 12, 2019
Tate Martell transferred and still isn’t starting? You hate to see it. https://t.co/oBiIkUAoIB
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 12, 2019
Former Ohio State QB Tate Martell will compete for the No. 2 spot behind starter Jarren Williams https://t.co/DhwO5yE7uD
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) August 12, 2019
Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell was granted immediate eligibility after transferring to Miami. He will not begin the season, though, as the Hurricanes’ starter, losing out in the preseason competition to Jarren Williams. https://t.co/DSh7MtTQIt
— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) August 12, 2019
Even former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith got in on the action:
PSA: Transferring is not the answer.
— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) August 12, 2019