Tate Martell Reportedly Missed Miami Practice After Losing Hurricanes' Starting QB Job

Steve Clarkson's 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat
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Tate Martell has been taking L's all summer, and he just added another one to the pile. After fleeing from Ohio State following Justin Fields' decision to join the Buckeyes, Martell latched on with Miami, fully expecting to win the quarterback battle and start the year as the QB1.

Well, in a surprising turn of events, Martell choked, and blew the gig. Instead, Miami is rolling with redshirt freshman Jarren Williams as their opening day starter.

And it looks like the news may have shattered Martell's spirits, as the quarterback reportedly didn't turn up to Monday's practice.

Tathan was probably sprinting to the nearest computer in order to submit his name back in the transfer portal. After all, the third time is the charm, so maybe Martell could land the starting role at his next destination!

For now, Martell will have to face the reality that he might not be as gifted as he was made out to be, and that he'll have to fight tooth and nail to be running the show for the Hurricanes.

Williams' impressed coaches with his tireless work ethic and energy, and has now out-worked N'Kosi Perry and Martell for the starting gig.

It's time to get to work, Tate. Things haven't gone to plan in Miami, but that doesn't mean it's too late to re-write the script. If he puts his head down and gets to work, there's a real chance he can earn the starting position throughout the season, especially if Williams struggles.