​Shortly after Justin Fields wedged him out of Columbus, seemingly eternal backup Tate Martell has landed in a spot where his playing time is a bit more assured.


Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, Martell confirmed fast-spreading rumors that he was joining the Miami Hurricanes by announcing his arrival with a custom graphic.

​​As is customary, Martell will likely miss the 2019 season (​unlike Fields, the man who obtained a waiver and stole his job), but will light up the offense significantly ​under Manny Diaz when he arrives.

​​A tumultuous offseason for the Hurricanes finally gets its exclamation point. Diaz departed for Temple before spurning the Owls and returning. ​QB N'Kosi Perry was benched for the team's Pinstripe Bowl performance over a leaked and incredibly sexual video. Malik Rosier started and faceplanted in the exhibition.


The Canes likely wish they could utilize the dual-threat Martell in this upcoming campaign, but at least they've fattened up their stock.


Meanwhile, Ohio State harbors no ill-will; they feel confident they've chosen right in Fields. Though Martell talks a big game, he's repeatedly backed down from pressure and backed out of commitments in the recent past (remember when he was a Washington Huskie?). Miami likely got a good one...unless something better comes along.