Tate Martell has major compliments for Ryan Day, Dwayne Haskins after press conference
Backup quarterbacks don’t typically meet with the media in a post-game press conference. That platform is usually reserved for the top performers in each game.
For Ohio State on Saturday, however, the backup quarterback was one of the game’s top performers.
Tate Martell completed all 10 of his passes in the Buckeyes’ blowout win over Rutgers, throwing for 121 yards and a touchdown in the victory. He also rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries.
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After the game, Martell met with the media to talk about his performance and the team’s win to improve to 2-0 on the year, also winning its first B1G contest. But there were some things he forgot to mention in the presser.
Naturally, he made those comments public on Twitter.
Two things I forgot to mention in my interview:
1. Coach Day has made me such a better player since I got to OSU. Best coach I’ve ever been around.
2. Dwayne makes me a better quarterback. He’s as gifted of a player at quarterback that I’ve seen. He pushes me to get better.
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) September 9, 2018
“Two things I forgot to mention in my interview,” Martell wrote. “Coach Day has made me such a better player since I got to OSU. Best coach I’ve ever been around. Dwayne (Haskins) makes me a better quarterback. He’s as gifted of a player at quarterback that I’ve seen. He pushes me to get better.”
For the year, Martell has completed 13-0f-14 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown and has rushed for 99 yards and a score on nine carries.
Will we see more out of Martell after he lit up the Scarlet Knights defense? It’s hard to know. But the Buckeyes certainly have a great problem on their hands.