Reading the Miami boards and they're saying Tate Martell camp is using the Zach Smith and Urban fiasco as their driving point to get eligibility. That's absurd, the Zach Smith thing was litigated to a settlement. I expect the NCAA to grant him a waiver but talk about a reach.— jbook™ (@jbook37) February 9, 2019
Martell was reportedly considering filing a request to transfer at the time that Meyer was suspended, but instead decided to play out the season at Ohio State. With former top recruit Justin Fields transferring in, Martell decided after Ohio State's Rose Bowl win over Washington to transfer to Miami, seen as a cowardly move by most fans of the program.
Of course, after Fields recently was granted a hardship waiver after the racial discrimination he experienced at Georgia, Martell's attempt to get similar treatment seems somewhat misguided. If Martell is cleared, it will leave many wondering what exactly it is that the NCAA looks at when determining who should or should not have to sit out a season.
Now NCAA should do same for Tate Martell, as long as this precedent has been set. But that would be doing something right by Miami, which would be a first for NCAA https://t.co/urCA2pe8uL— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) February 8, 2019
Nothing is guaranteed with the NCAA. As you can tell by the use of the Smith and Meyer catastrophe, Martell and his camp are throwing everything they have at the NCAA to try to get Martel on the field as soon as possible.