MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The start of his college football career has been a whirlwind for Tate Martell. The former blue-chip recruit went from heir apparent to Dwayne Haskins’ job at Ohio State, to quickly transferring to Miami, and now, might be facing a position change.Martell was a four-star recruit when he committed to Ohio State. He got some work last year behind Haskins, but by the time Haskins was wrapping up his one season at starter, and clearly NFL-bound, rumors had already popped up of Georgia’s Justin Fields transferring to the Buckeyes.Martell initially said he welcomed the competition, but quickly changed his mind, heading to Miami. When he was cleared to play right away, it seemed like his job to lose, but instead The U is going with Jarren Williams under center tonight against Florida.While he is still listed at quarterback on Miami’s roster, it looks like a position change might be in his future. After the quarterback battle was settled, it looked like he might make another school change, as he was absent from practice. Instead, he remains a Hurricane, and has been doing work with the wide receivers. That continued during pregame warm-ups today.JT successor? The Tate Martell pic.twitter.com/E0oA9sUEPO— Robert Clark (@Robert_Clark7) August 24, 2019Here’s Tate Martell in warmups lining up in the slot. pic.twitter.com/04EyuvANhl— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 24, 2019Whether Tate Martell will actually see time split out wide is yet to be seen, as is whatever happens if Miami has to go away from Williams at quarterback. The team also has N’Kosi Perry, who had a very rocky freshman season but has some experience.We’re just minutes away from the start of this intrastate rivalry, and the FBS season as a whole, kicking off. The Hurricanes and Gators are set to get things going at 7 p.m. ET. The game is being broadcast on ESPN.
Source: Jessica Kelly/Twitter TEN YEARS OLD? Sure we remember when it was just a wee light rail system.Dublin’s lovely Luas is 10 years old today, and already a beloved institution in the city.From its joyous CLANG CLANG to the rush hour crush to the temperamental ticket machines -there’s so much to love about the Luas.Hearing the CLANG CLANG and legging it Source: Niall Carson/PA ArchiveThe Dublin-wide signal for OH JESUS I NEED TO GET OFF THE ROAD. We should probably wait for the train to leave before we go dashing across the road, shouldn’t we.The anger you feel at someone calling it ‘the Daniel Day’ Source: Imgur Source: ThejournalThe only people who call it that are the people who haven’t got a clue.The mass exodus at Heuston Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesAnd the space, the glorious space, that’s freed up when the train-goers haul off their (usually enormous) bags.Trying to stay upright when it takes a corner Source: PhotoBucketThere aren’t many of them, but they sneak up on you.The forced intimacy of rush hour Source: Photocall IrelandPeople can get close on the Luas. Real close. Too close, some might say.Hammering at the ticket machine Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandLook, it’s fine, you’ve used the Luas ticket machine HUNDREDS of times and you know exactly what you’re doing. It just. Won’t. Work.Watching other people hammer at the ticket machine Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandHeh, those losers don’t know anything. Probably up for the day. *hammers own ticket machine*Admiring the work of the city’s graffiti artists Graffiti ad in Smithfield Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe Luas is practically a moving art gallery, if street art is your thing.Mimicking the announcer Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandRanelagh. Raghnallach.Smithfield. Margadh na Feirme.Jervis. Jervis.(Bonus fact: The Luas announcer is a former Eurovision presenter.)Eavesdropping like your life depended on it “I’m so happy we’re engaged. I wish you got me a nicer ring though..” #OverHeardOnTheLuas— Jess Kelly 👩🏻💻 (@jesskellynt) June 14, 2012 The conversations you hear on the Luas are unlike any conversations you hear anywhere else, and there’s always something good to tune in to.Wondering what it’d be like to drive the thing yourself Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandGrand, we say. Easy, we say. Though Luas drivers would probably (and rightly) beg to differ. BUT JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE BUTTONS.Share your experiences of the Luas in the comments, but be nice – please, it’s Monday. We don’t need any more gloom.Previously: The DOs and DON’Ts of taking public transport>Here’s what REALLY happens during each Luas stop announcement>