Miami Picks Jarren Williams As Starting Quarterback Over Tate Martell

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2019

Way back in January, Tate Martell decided he was going to leave Ohio State after then-Georgia quarterback Justin Fields decided he was going to take his talents to the Buckeyes.

On Monday, the Miami Hurricanes named their starting quarterback for the August 24 opener against Florida.

"All three guys showed tremendous improvement and development, which is a credit to their hard work and the work of Dan Enos and his offensive staff", said Diaz in a release.

The competition between Perry and Martell is still open for the backup spot, and Diaz said that will continue as the team prepares for its August 24 season-opener against Florida.

Initially, Martell would have had to sit out a year after transferring. That theory gained more traction when Martell successfully applied for a waiver that would allow him to be eligible in 2019 rather than having to sit out a season following his transfer. Interestingly enough, both quarterbacks' eligibility requests were granted by the NCAA, despite former Georgia tight end Luke Ford's waiver being denied at IL. He signed with the Buckeyes as a highly touted prospect from Bishop Gorman (Nev.) and ended up losing the starting job to Dwayne Haskins. And now that Martell lost yet another quarterback battle, college football fans were quick to bring up that tweet - especially after that apparent shot at Fields. One example is when he sent a subtweet to Fields as the QB was pondering a transfer to Ohio State.

Clearly that tweet didn't age well.

As for the actual starting quarterback at Miami, Williams should provide an interesting spark. He's a dual-threat quarterback who played briefly last season in a 77-0 blowout against Savannah State.

"This is something that I've always strived for growing up", said Williams. "It's been my dream since I was a kid. I feel like I have gotten a lot better, but my goal is perfection and I am still striving for that".

Miami desperately needs upgraded performance in the passing game this season.

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