Paul Finebaum offers Tate Martell some advice after losing Miami's QB competition
Given his “interesting” past, as Paul Finebaum put it, Tate Martell is in store for plenty of advice as he plots his next steps in college football.
The Miami quarterback, who lost the starting job this week to Jarren Williams, was the subject of a recent “College Football Live” discussion on ESPN that Finebaum and other analysts took part in about Martell. The Ohio State transfer has drawn plenty of attention since he publicly called out Justin Fields on the cusp of his transfer from Georgia.
While Finebaum suggested that, “controversy has followed him everywhere he’s gone,” the advice for Martell was to be patient. A second transfer decision is not ideal.
“If he walks away from here, who in their right mind is going to invest in his ability,” Finebaum said.
For a wider view on the Hurricanes in general, they may be in for a long night in Orlando when they open against the Florida Gators. Plenty may change by midseason at the latest.
“He’s got a shot to win the starting job back,” Finebaum said. “I frankly think Miami’s going to look pretty bad against Florida. So there may be a change before halftime when we’re all gobbling down popcorn. So Tate, if you’re listening and watching, don’t do anything yet, please.”
Plenty has changed even this week. Perhaps more is coming Aug. 24, or even two weeks later at North Carolina?