Tate in Transfer Portal

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Would be an interesting move after everything he's said publicly.

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BUCKfutter's picture

makes you think that some frank conversations might have occurred in the last couple of days. which, you have to respect day for if so. real easy to let things just play out, but if he's 100% on fields as the starter, this is best for tate.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Handing either of them, or Baldwin for that matter, the starting role is a terrible move.  The 3 of them should have competed for the spot, and I seriously hope thats what Day's plan is.

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BUCKfutter's picture

i agree, but i doubt fields comes here without anything short of a guarantee given all the programs that need a qb.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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MyStereoHasMono's picture

At some point and to some degree you have to look out for the players as human beings.  Yeah its good for the team to treat all three as tools where we're going to see which one is best and throw the others in the shed.  Tate put his time in, put his emotion in, if he's going to get bumped for the next shiny object he deserves at least a heads up that it's unlikely he'll be playing and it would be best for him and his career to explore elsewhere.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

How does anyone know he's going to get bumped for the next shiny object until the competition is over?  Tate could have competed and won the job, hard work often pays off.  Making people earn their spots isn't treating them like tools, its developing them as players and, more importantly, men.

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bafiesta's picture

That's exactly what Tate got. The Fields to OSU thing happened fast. It went from nowhere to a possibility to happening in a few weeks. 

I don't blame the players for transferring and I don't blame the schools for taking transfers. Ultimately it best for college football if both Haskins and Burrow are starting QBs if both Fromm and Fields (and perhaps Martell) are starting QBs. 

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bd2999's picture

Maybe, but that would be speculative. I doubt a coach would promise things outright. Maybe I am wrong about that. He could just see the writing on the wall too.

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Scooter's picture

Just roster management.  /s

Scooter

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Sure looks that way...

Osu is going to be fine even if he leaves before Fields is  granted eligibility. I have full faith that Baldwin can play at a high level if needed. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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flying-banana's picture

And if Baldwin goes down do you have the same confidence in Chug? OSU's QB room is dangerously thin.

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RK84's picture

Then he becomes a game manager and you work the offense through your 2lk yard RB.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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O H Y O's picture

Let's not sugar coat this, if Baldwin goes down and Fields isn't allowed to play its armageddon. 

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KCAlum's picture

Jim Pacenta would like to have a word...

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bd2999's picture

If...it may not happen. Haskins was not injured during the season. It is usually not ideal to lose the starting QB. They for sure have work to do, but if Fields is allowed in (and learns the offense quickly) than things are fine.

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Triv's picture

Move Brendan White (he played QB in HS) under center and run a full on triple option

/s (mostly)

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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andretolstoy's picture

Why is everyone always bashing on my boy Chug? 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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O H Y O's picture

I'm a WVU alum, so I watch their games, and I seen a glimpse of Chug when Grier broke his hand two years ago and I can easily say if he's the main guy, it's not going to be good.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Chug did start 5 games for WVU in 2017 and did ok vs. good competition. He's not on the same level as Haskins, Fields obviously but if we needed him in a pinch he could run the offense.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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thebraxtonmillershow's picture

Not sure I do, I've seen him throw a few times in practice and don't think he's close to good enough. But we will see, still got an entire off season to improve.

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LB U's picture

How you gonna talk all that smack and then do this..

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iac21's picture

My EXACT thought on this. The "Tate is the ultimate competitor" montra has left my brain.

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

Also had a good laugh at that

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keith7456's picture

That was my first thought! 

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Tathan? Transfer Portal?

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

It would seem like it would be easy to authenticate this pretty quickly.

Whoa if true.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

And here everyone thought this was going to be a slow news day, lol.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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Dmac3212's picture

Who has access to the transfer portal? Do you need credentials?

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

I have to imagine it's only authorized personnel--there's probably a lot of FERPA protected info on there

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

I've seen some protected FUPA's.....I'm ashamed to admit.

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Cooper's picture

The portal website says only NCAA administrators have access, so who knows.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Earle's picture

Man, some guys really take it personally when teammates like their sisters' pics.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I’m willing to bet some of his other teammates liked them as well. Probably liked them a whole lot. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

His twitter account has a little bit of Miami flavor to it recently. Supposedly they want Hurts first though, if Hurts doesnt follow Lock to Maryland

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gumtape's picture

Being a QB for Maryland would really Hurts.

High and tight boo boo

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SCbucknut's picture

he definitely has some people pulling for him to the U

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gumtape's picture

Playing for the U would Hurts even more.

High and tight boo boo

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

 My guess is people inside of the woody feel good that Fields is going to be eligible...and that might be signaled to Martell 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BuckeyeJay's picture

I said a while back that Day wouldn't put up with the shit that Martell was slinging. 

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NoMad Buck's picture

Would not surprise me in the least. I really like Tate, I do. But it sure seems like he and Fields in the same room isn't going to work. 

Just better hope that Fields gets his waiver...

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RK84's picture

I heard Day told him there isn't room and he should move on. - "Sources"

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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RK84's picture

Ok which one of you losers downvoted me? Buncha snowflake pansies, I'm emailing Jason about this. This is a travesty.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

You're at +3/0

Shandy is not beer

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RK84's picture

That's because you voted numerous times with you burner accounts.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Ok which one of you losers downvoted me?

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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RK84's picture

I hate you.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I’m just here to stir shit up. May I join you?

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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RK84's picture

Come on in the waters fine.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

waters fine

Seems like it’s full of piss right now. You are doing a fine job getting some people worked up. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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RK84's picture

Pick your battles. People just don't like to be told the truth that they arent and never have been a part of the program.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Agreed

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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andretolstoy's picture

Bearcats could use Tathan. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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NativeSon's picture

Our redshirt freshman QB just threw for almost 2500 yards and ran for another 500... we will be fine.

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RK84's picture

You play?

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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NativeSon's picture

Nope but I paid them a lot of money in exchange for my fancy degrees. 

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OSU_JD's picture

You play?

Top Five in Annoying Comments in Sports Social Media.

WE WE WE WE WE 

Deal with it. 

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RK84's picture

Top 5 annoying people on 11W

YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU

Deal with it.

"WE WE WE WE WE - All the way home." - The 5th Piggie

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

Yep. 100% the worst type of fan is the guy who thinks I'm not allowed to say "we"

OSU is what it is because of the fanbase and the alumni base. Without the brand, they can't pay for top tier coaches to reel in top tier recruits. I attended the school for 4 years. I have just as much right to say "we" as anybody who played for the team. 

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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RK84's picture

No you don't.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

Sure do. 

Good rebuttal though

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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RK84's picture

You're telling me you have as much right to refer to a team you don't play for as the players on the team?

Now I honestly don't care about saying we and us, I just like being a smart ass about it, but there is a definite differentiation between joe fan, QB1, and the earned level of involvement in the program.  

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

Obviously there's a differentiation, no shit. "Just as much of a right" was an exaggeration. But I, and everyone else, have earned (aka paid for with tuition money and buying team gear lol) the right to refer to my university's football program as "we" considering that football program wouldn't be what it is without people like us. OSU is bigger than any athlete or coach, it is a brand. The brand is worthless without alumni, fans, and donors. While the players obviously directly correlate to the results on the field, the fanbase provides the money that the football team uses for salaries and facilities via ticket sales, merchandise, concessions, TV etc. OSU football is valued at a billion dollars because of the fanbase, not the players.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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RK84's picture

OSU football is valued at a billion dollars because of the fanbase, not the players.

Yeah but no players, you have nothing to cheer for. If the players suck you're basically Rutgers.

I don't discredit your points, but saying you're the reason the program is successful, is bit of a reach.  

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

I didn't say I'm the reason the program is successful. I said it's the fanbase that drives up the value of the brand. You need good players AND a good fanbase to be what OSU is, which is where my original "just as much" comment came from.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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RK84's picture

Got ya. I get your point if view, while I don't personally see it that way. I can respect it.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

Damnit, now you're not being a smart ass and I have to go un-downvote your original "you play?" post

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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RK84's picture

I can only troll for so long before I want to start talking again. I find peoples reasoning much more interesting than being a complete douche.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Triv's picture

Not gonna lie, I 100% laughed at the "WE WE WE WE WE -5th piggie" comment

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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NativeSon's picture

I’ll say it when referencing UC because our athletic budget pulls money from university’s general funds, which my tuition dollars went into. I may not have put in work on ther field, but I put in work on making payments to UC. 

I try not so use those word when referencing OSU though. I never attended OSU. I only partied there and occasionally attend football games. I was a buckeye fan pre third grade when my family moved from Columbus to Cincinnati. I attend UC because it was cheaper to commute than it was to pay rent while attending OSU. Just my take. 

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Triv's picture

This is a fair take for sure. From my point of view if you attend games, buy gear, watch games on TV, etc. you've contributed to the fund that pays for OSU football though.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Such a useless argument that was in a Tate transfer thread.  

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BUCKfutter's picture

well, fields' eligibility process just got a whole lot more interesting

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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RK84's picture

Big if true.

My old coach used to say, if you cant stand the heat....wait five minutes, we're in Ohio.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Posterchild's picture

Could you imagine the type of shit we are in if he transfers and Fields is not granted immediate eligibility?

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keith7456's picture

Worth the risk. Would do it 100/100 times.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Yep. I want Chips, not the J.T. experience 2.0!

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

Certainly wouldn't be ideal, but the staff seems to like Baldwin a lot. They'd probably like him a lot more after another year of learning though

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Cooper's picture

Day, the rest of the Ohio State crew, and the lawyer Fields hired are pretty confident a positive decision will be made within 6 weeks. That being said, I share your consternation.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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RK84's picture

#baldwinbus not worried.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

No shit at all because Baldwin is better than Tate. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

I agree...only issue is that Chuganov is then our backup and we have no 3rd string besides probably some walk-on.

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Posterchild's picture

 Though it is not clear, my comment was targeted at the depth issue, not the talent.

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bd2999's picture

It would not be a good situation, but even if he goes, they would probably need at least one more QB in the room to feel ok about it. I would be more surprised than not if he was not allowed to play though.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Go get hurts then too...

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Cooper's picture

Interesting that he would decide to enter the portal before Fields gets a waiver.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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iwearatophat's picture

And before any competition could take place.  He was so confident he was going to win that competition.

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gobucks5413's picture

Interesting. I'd be willing to bet that if this is true, we will find out Fields is eligible real soon. Otherwise there is no rush for Tate to get outta here.

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NickDubya's picture

If true, this says a lot about Tate’s character.. Fields has probably yet to even catch a glimpse of the Woody, and Tate is already packing his bags? Even thinking about leaving at this point says a lot.

It’s a far cry from the Burrow/Haskins characters we saw last year at this time, and through Spring ball. The fact that Tate is already willing to talk to other schools without even attempting to compete speaks volumes.

Would you want that guy leading the offense onto the field while down 14 in a big game?

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

Without knowing the convo Day and Tate had I want to reserve judgement, but I agree with you. 

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

If Fields was sitting courtside with Urban and Dwayne, there's a good chance he's gotten a private tour of the facilities already.

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NickDubya's picture

Ah.

I was not aware of that, otherwise I would not have added that tid bit. Thank you, though, for your quality assessment of my post.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Tate says, "100% I will be the starter", enters transfer pool a couple of weeks later. 

Actions speak infinitely louder than words.  The kid is not confident.  He is a loose cannon with loose lips, and he was gonna sink our chances for the championSHIP!

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bd2999's picture

It would stink if true. From his tweets and such it sounded like he was going to compete for the starting job and seemed pretty sure that he was going to win it.

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AKruser12's picture

I wonder if he was just saying all that to try and scare Fields away? 

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YoungBuck2019's picture

I have to agree AK

I spend the majority of my school day on 11W

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gumtape's picture

Seeing the red carpet treatment that Fields is getting I can't blame the guy.

High and tight boo boo

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HowSheGoneEat's picture

Thanks, just added that to the top.

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BuckeyeIn NY's picture

Survival of the fittest.  Don't want to bash Tate, but leaders don't throw teammates under the bus.  

I am guessing Day had a man to man talk with Tate and spelled some things out.  

Ring the f**king bell, you pansy

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Tate should head back west. Play the Pac 12

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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NativeSon's picture

Transfer to USC so he can be Urban’s QB when he takes over in 2020

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Knarcisi's picture

I know you’re being sarcastic, but I’ll go on the record and state that I’ll kiss Mark Schlabach’s bare ass on television if that happens with Urban. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

Not sure I'd want to see that on TV...haha. How about Tate's sister's Instagram???

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Hanawi_'s picture

I'd say he'd be a good fit for Kelly, but they already have the kid who backed him up in high school playing for them (Dorian Thompson-Robinson).

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cmented36's picture

or Big 12... basically somewhere with less defense. 

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buckybeaver's picture

Since Day got the HC position I wondered if Tate would ever QB at tOSU.  He isn't the Day-prototype QB in my opinion.  Not that Day doesn't want a QB who is mobile, but I think he wants a slinger back there.  Not sure if Tate is that guy.

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

If you transfer before competition then I guess one isn’t up for the competition. 

I hope it isn’t true. I want the best QB to win the job. 

Stanley Jackson was on 105.7 the other day and was talking about Tate and Baldwin. He didn’t talk much about Tate but spoke highly of Baldwin. Repeatedly said Baldwin can “spin it”. 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

It’s weird he spent the last few weeks jawing about how he’ll be the starter and win the job, and then puts himself in the transfer portal before spring ball even started.

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Mastro16's picture

I sure hope he can spin it, cause I was about 7 when I learned how to

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Earle's picture

I guess you could say that Tathan is a short-timer at Ohio State now.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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BTBuckeye's picture

Interesting. If he does leave, good luck to him. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Martell has worn out his welcome with Ohio state. The tweeting was the last straw. 

Roll with Fields, Baldwin and Chug. Add another qb late. 

Don’t think for a second the coaches would let Martel go if they didn’t feel good about fields being eligible but I get the sense that Tate Martell is a locker room cancer

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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keith7456's picture

I suppose you could say Later Tater.

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BTBuckeye's picture

NCAA waiver likely going to be granted b/c a cheerleader called him "short stuff"

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keith7456's picture

that is on top of having to go through life named Tathan....

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andretolstoy's picture

...and waxed brows 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Knarcisi's picture

I probably missed this. Was there more on twitter after the “swing and miss” tweet?

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BigWillRIP's picture

Yes. There’s another thread about it or it was talked about in the “most recent Fields/Martell twitter fight” thread. Apparently, on Monday night, Tate was tweeting about how Elite Trevor Lawerence looked and some other things that were directed at Fields because they competed at the Elite 11 camp, etc. 

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OhioStGoon's picture

I don't think Tate is a locker room cancer but he has every right to look out for himself if he's seeing the writing in the wall.

GO BUCKS

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

"Writing on the wall." I think that's exactly what Tate saw a few days after he sent those tweets about Fields. He saw Fields sitting courtside with Urban and Haskins (I bet Tate wasn't invited), noticed Fields playing style fits Day's system a lot better, and started reading a few assessments of Fields' throwing abilities (no one probably never wrote anything like that about Tate's throwing!).

The writing was on the damn wall, and it didn't take an English major to read it.

Fields won QB1 before he stepped foot on campus.

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KCAlum's picture

If I remember the last person at OSU who was more famous for his tweets rather than the performance his unit put on the field left as well!

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andretolstoy's picture

FantasyNoob broke it before Brim and 11W. 

Slackers 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Earle's picture

Let me be the first to welcome 11W's newest recruiting analyst, @FantasyNoob!

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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LouBuck35's picture

Welcome to the new age of Buckeye football.  All the read option haters rejoice!

Also, all the Tate apologists - what say ye?  All the bravado, "that's my QB", "he's just like Baker" talk, and he is going to transfer before even lacing them up to compete?  Yikes.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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YoungBuck2019's picture

I've been a Tate guy since he committed, but the persistent tweeting and shit talking has really left a sour taste in my mouth about him. And now the fact he's entered the portal without even competing for the job says a lot about him

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Earthoid.'s picture

Dude, OK listen... let me explain what happened, you see what had happened was... ah fuck it.

The Couban embargo.
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celtic020's picture

Can't really blame him.  He's right -- he's put two years into the program giving his all....two years of practice, training, learning, investing....but when you bring a guy like Fields in, its obvious its NOT to sit the bench.  I wish this young man nothing but the best and I hope he crushes it wherever he goes. 

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Posterchild's picture

Not buying it. He comes across as scared of the competition and/or pissed off that he is not being handed the starting job. When you commit to a program like Ohio State you expect to compete for your position on the field every single year. It shouldn't matter to him if we sign a 5* recruit or bring in a high profile transfer. If he was that confident he would get the job, wouldn't he go ahead and compete through camp? His comment about 100% being the starter next year after the Rose Bowl reeked of entitlement, and was blatantly disrespectful to Baldwin. Did he think he was that much better than Baldwin? It sounded like he didn't feel the need to put the work in to get the job. I mean, I don't want to shit on a guy for making a decision for him, but to talk all of that mess before Fields came in to the program and then dip once the transfer papers went through looks really soft. Cue that Dantonio video, something about pride and the fall.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Can't really blame him.  He's right -- he's put two years into the program giving his all....two years of practice, training, learning, investing....but when you bring a guy like Fields in

You honestly believe a school to stop recruiting or otherwise trying to acquire talent at a given position just because someone has been there and "put their time in"?

Shandy is not beer

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cmented36's picture

I wasn't exactly fond of watching Lil' tater tot take snaps anyways. Hope he finds something that's a better fit for him personally if that's what he wants. 

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bd2999's picture

I guess it just opens options for him. It is surprising given all of his comments and confidence. It is also a little surprising given all the posters talking about the super competitor he is though. It could end up in a bad situation for OSU if Fields is not allowed to play his first year or early though, but why stress about negatives?

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93ReefBlue's picture

Wonder what his argument for a hardship waiver will be? Fields liked too many of my sister's photos?

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

The Ohio weather was rough on his hair? 

JK - I am actually a big Martell fan and am sad to see him go. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Honestly this is the best thing that could happen for Ohio State. Martel was going to be a malcontent in the locker room and Ryan day does not have to put up with that shit. How much would rather have Baldwin backing up or even starting then Martel

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Anyone else less worried about the possibility of a transfer than you are about the amount of tabs this dude has open on his computer in the picture?

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Ha good call. Hopefully none or for porn sites

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I&#039;m Ron Burgundy's picture

I currently have 15 tabs open in Chrome as I type this....what of it?

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Ron Burgundy can pull something like that off...not a normal schmuck like the rest of us.

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OhioStGoon's picture

It does make Tate look rather weak by doing this after talking all that smack then and again who knows what's being said behind closed doors.

GO BUCKS

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Sanantonefan's picture

I am sorry to hear this. I was really looking forward to the competition. After all of the talk about how he would start, I wonder if he got a talking to...

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Welp, his ego is certainly bigger than his height, but all the best of luck to him at wherever he lands. He might want to explore places like UCLA which is closer to home and Chip may want him if he's willing to sit a year.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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osuflacco's picture

Wish this all would have shaken out prior to first signing day so we could have brought in a freshman...but I never thought Tate was going to play at OSU anyhow and cringed every time they pulled Haskins for him last year (except blowouts etc.).  Start the Fields hype train. 

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

Well if QB1 goes down in case we don't get Fields immediate playing approval... Rashad Berry could have his chance to show Martell he wasn't kidding lol

Connor Brown

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buckslan's picture

I don't know if it was said but just because your name is in the portal, doesn't mean you're transferring or have to transfer out. He's just opening contact with other schools and checking all his options, nothing wrong with that.

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

That's like me telling my wife, I know there will be alcohol there tonight, but I might not drink.  She knows me not drinking is always an option, but in the end she will be driving home.

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keith7456's picture

While this is true....it would awful awkward after talking so much about not transfer and winning the job followed by going into the portal to look around.

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TroyBuckeyeFan22's picture

Pretty much. He could just be testing the waters for next season, as I’ve heard he can graduate early. It may be a conversation with whatever school to give them a heads up, so who they’re recruiting, what they have in mind, etc. Unless he’s being forced out, I think it would be really tough (and dumb) for him to leave before he’s even sure if Fields will get a waiver. He’d still have two seasons playing somewhere else after this season.

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JewellNtherough's picture

I'm not too often stunned by news. But this caught me off guard. Right now would be a good time to be a fly on the wall inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Lifetime Buckeye fan and 2nd generation OSU graduate (2011). OH!

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BraxtonBarrett5's picture

Tell this dude to close a couple tabs

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

I was trying to see if he had any inappropriate ones 

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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TheButcher's picture

That escalated quickly!

Thebutcher IV

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BIGTIMEBUCKS's picture

Can't say I'm surprised but I was thinking it wouldn't happen until spring/summer. Really hoping Fields gets the waiver!

"The Edge is where average stops and elite begins"

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Independence Village 22's picture

To talk all that shit trying to scare Fields away from tOSU' to running away before eligibility and before any type of competition? What in the actual FUCK?
This new generation is superbly sceptical. Keep these non-alpha's away from the battlefield please.

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BuckeyeInDenver's picture

It's spelled "skeptical", and I don't think you know what the word means based on how you just used it.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

I wonder if Urban retiring would make him eligible for a waiver? If not, he will have to sit out a year. 

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Transferring out of OSU seems to guarantee you a waiver.

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buckeyeupnorth's picture

No. That rule applies to newly signed LOI recruits. Not current team members.

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armybuckinva's picture

After another poster had mentioned the QB1 show on Netflix, I ended up watching it.  Honestly, it soured me on Martell in a big way so I'm not really disappointed in this.

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Independence Village 22's picture

You have to really take into account that on that show we are seeing the version of them that they want us to see. It has a vibe like the camera isnt there or acknowledged but they are well aware it is there and making every decision and word accordingly. Hard to get a really solid judgement based off of that series. Fields or Tate may act totally different in real life.

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cmented36's picture

Huh? By your own logic he's well aware of the camera and decides to act like a spoiled douche consciously? Is that really supposed to make it better? To me that makes it worse?

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Independence Village 22's picture

Yea Im just saying to try to put that filter on it. This is the version they want you to see. The version you aren't seeing is usually 10 times worse. Yea I wasnt in any way trying to stick up for the kid.

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cmented36's picture

ok my bad for the friendly fire, I got confused 

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fenger's picture

I dunno how close he is to graduation, why not at least try to graduate in Spring/Summer and get a spring camp in, a la Burrow, instead dealing w/ the likelihood of sitting a year anyway and transfer now.

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

With former Bishop Gorman h.s. teammate Bubba Bolden now ending up at Miami (FL) ... you heard it here first... Tate Martell will transfer to Miami (FL).

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Birm mentioned Miami in his tweet. 

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

Birm mentioned Miami (FL) and West Virginia.  I'm here telling you it's Miami (FL) .

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NHBuckeye's picture

Well I guess it's now safe for all of us to follow Tate's sister on IG.   

I kid.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Earle's picture

I kid

Because you were already following her?

Axe leukemia!
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Sanantonefan's picture

Duuuuuuh!

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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NHBuckeye's picture

Naw.  I don't have IG.  Or Twitter.  Or Facebook.   11W is my social media.  

But if you are following her pls feel free to post some pics here.  

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RK84's picture

Myspace? Still log into AOL?

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Prodigy baby!

Fields of Dreams

 

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Earle's picture

I don't know how to post pics from my flip phone.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Northbrook's picture

I hope to see her on my AltaVista home page.

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OSU_JD's picture

Tate has always seemed like a punk to me. Attitude has always mattered more than talent, and Tate's attitude sucks.  Period.  It always has and I have never cared for him. 

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RK84's picture

Agree. never thought he was going to be the guy people made him out to be.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Sheridanclan11's picture

My sense is that our offensive gameplan has changed since we recruited Tate. It might be that Day and Wilson believe that Fields (and Baldwin) are better suited for the offense that Martell. Tate saw the handwriting on the wall and knew he needed to find a school that allowed him to utilize his strengths. The irony is that if Tate was older and in place when Braxton Miller first got hurt, I believe he would have beaten out JT as he is probably a better fit for Urban's old offense than Barrett. I wish him nothing but success as he gave his all for this program. 

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ATHENS GA BUCKEYE's picture

My man got to see fields in person and decided he'd better shut his mouth and find a new school.  He strikes me as a guy who will burn some bridges on the way out the door.  Hopefully he doesn't implicate anyone of anything.

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ClarkGrswld4's picture

This kid seems to have the short man's syndrome...cocky yet self conscious all at the same time. I'm good with him leaving, starting twitter wars with your potential teammate is not the kind of leadership I want from our quarterback.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Ouch.

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Earle's picture

His next statement is: "I am, however, now following Tate's sister on Instagram"

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Who do you think tipped off Justin Fields to her account?

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keith7456's picture

I'm sure he only represents people that he feels highly likely to win the case for.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Could be off base here, but this gives me the feeling there is bad blood between Fields and Martell.  Seems to me Fields isn't a fan of Tate's Twitter bravado.

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BigWillRIP's picture

Ole Tater better not swing and miss...especially the second time

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NHBuckeye's picture

Boom!  Underrated comment BigWill.   +1    LOL  

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keith7456's picture

Upvote times a million.

Tate might have to transfer to the BURN unit now.

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ELJTSA76's picture

Weak. After all the passive aggressive comments and outright smack he’s talked, he is going to transfer ahead of the competition?  I have no respect for Martell now. 

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DowntownBuck's picture

He's a West Coast guy (Nevada), I could see him with Chip Kelly at UCLA

Those who stir the shit pot should have to lick the spoon.

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erniefurgler's picture

You would think Martell would at least compete through Spring.  Fields could get hurt, Fields could not be as great as everyone is claiming (Shea Patterson was a 5* QB too), etc.  As I mentioned in another post, it's a weird time to be an elite D1 QB. 

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OSUnWV's picture

Prime example of running your mouth and not wanting to back it up. I dont know why he thought the job was his after Haskins. Its great to hear , or I mean not hear , a thing from Baldwin . Hes more of a leader from his response to the whole Fields matter than Tate ever could be. 

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WahooFanChicago's picture

I think Tate could be a lot better than many think and I sure would like it if he stayed around and fought for the job.  It's never a good thing to quit and doing so can become a habitual thing.  

I think maybe he is a product of the recruiting system.  He was a 4/5 star talent, didn't lose a game as a high school starter, had everyone chasing him and telling him he was the greatest and begging for him to come to their school.  Fast forward about 2.5 years and all he's done is ride the bench and now the school he's given the last 2 years of his life brings in someone new..It's probably a situation he's never been in before and he doesn't know how to deal with it.

Doesn't make him a bad guy. 

I really would like to see some Baker Mayfield in him and see him with a chip on his shoulder compete and win the job.  Hopefully it's not too late

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Worthington Buck's picture

When does Fields find out about the waiver?  Would be nice to get in on Hurts or Tyree Jackson as a grad transfer if Fields isn't cleared.

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keith7456's picture

Meh on Hurts but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try. Jackson decided to enter the draft instead of transfer. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

Just read he graduates in May so he could go the Joe Burrow route and see what happens in the spring.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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osu992's picture

Shade like this is what we call "wearing transition lenses."

How hot is it? Tate decides.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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Earthoid.'s picture

This is good news.  When Fields turns out to be a bust, or he has to sit a year it will open the door for Baldwin and he will be everything we need at that position and more, just watch.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

Not even going to give it a spring football to see where he stands??? That's just sorry....

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silverbullet71's picture

It looks like hes removed all tweets since early December.

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Crowd Threatening Bauserbombs's picture

I like him, but it’s obvious with the attempted summer transfer that he thought he should have played over Haskins. Lol to that. 

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silverbullet71's picture

Or maybe he thought Dwayne was going to be here longer than this past season

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Timbucktoo's picture

Can't say I was on the Tater wagon (especially after his poodle yapping on Twitter), but let's cut the guy a little slack and not be so quick to question his manhood. Keep in mind Meyer recruited him 3-4 years ago to run his power spread, read-option offense. (In Martell's Twitter rant where he proclaimed himself the 2019 starter, he made a comment implying the offense would return to the read-option primarily - which presumably he felt he was best-suited to run.)  Two years ago, Meyer brought in Ryan Day to revolutionize the offense which begot Haskins record setting passing season. As such, it's very possible Day clarified to Martell the offense would look more like the Haskins version and less so the Barrett version going forward, and he did not see Tate in the QB picture beyond a back-up role. Admittedly, I'm speculating as much as everyone here, but let's not be so quick to challenge his character based on speculation.

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