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Cetera Bunche on younger brother and soon-to-be UM transfer Malcom: "He's in the best situation that any 22-year-old college transfer could ever be in.''

I spoke to the older sister and briefly to the father of UM offensive lineman Malcom Bunche, who is transferring to a yet-to-be-determined university to play his final season.

Malcolm, from Newark, Delaware, earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts last month, and thus will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate student. His father, Curtis Bunche, told me today that Malcolm earned a "mid-grade'' draft evaluation by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but that he wants to get more experience on the college level.

"He worked really hard in the classroom but he just kind of felt like he wanted to see what was out there,'' said Cetera Bunch, his sister. "With degree in hand he's going to try a bigger school, definitely a public school.''

Bunche, 6-7 and 327 pounds, played both guard and tackle sparingly in 12 games this season, making his lone start at left guard in the season opener against FAU.

Bunche was rated as a four-star recruit, and attended Milford Prep in New York for one semester.

 In the recent bowl loss to Louisville, Bunche came into the game once during an extra point on special teams. In 2012 he started all 12 games at left tackle.

Cetera Bunche, a Miami-based personal trainer who ran track at Hampton University in Virginia, wouldn't divulge the schools with which he has been in contact, but suffice it to say that she hinted they were big-time, public-school programs. Florida State is out, since Malcolm is not allowed to transfer to any ACC school, or to any opponent of UM's for next season.

The Gators are out, too.

"I would never wear orange and blue,'' Cetera said. "We only have room for one set of orange in our closets, and that's orange and green. We love Miami. Our whole family loves Miami. Malcolm has a great relationship with [offensive line] Coach [Art] Kehoe. 

"They played him very minimally this season, but Malcolm doesn't play the blame game. He's actually grateful. What my parents have taught us is if you want things to change, change the way you do things. So this was a very mature decision on his part.

"He's in a really good situation. He's in the best situation that any 22-year-old college transfer could ever be in. He has a great opportunity to show the world his college potential -- again. He has a variety of choices.''

Curtis Bunche said his son ''loves Art Kehoe but told his dad, "Pops, I want to see what it's like at a bigger university.''

Curtis Bunche said Malcolm also told him: "I didn't play much this year and after the fourth or fifth game it taught me to be more patient and supportive'' of the other linemen.

Two veteran starters on UM's line -- tackle Seantrel Henderson and guard Brandon Linder -- just finished their senior seasons and will enter the NFL Draft. Guard/Center Jared Wheeler also is leaving after finishing his senior season.

The left side of UM's line should be set with rising junior tackle Ereck Flowers and rising senior guard Jon Feliciano returning. Shane McDermott returns at center.

The Hurricanes like guard Danny Isidora, who broke his foot early in fall camp and played in two games. So expect him to battle for the starting spot on the right side as a redshirt sophomore. Also on the line will be promising 6-8 redshirt freshman tackle Sunny Odogwu, as well as Hunter Wells, Hunter Knighton and Alex Gall.

Two early enrollees are considered key future linemen: tackle Kc McDermott of Palm Beach Central and guard Trevor Darling of Miami Central. Expected to arrive in the summer are commitments Nick Linder at guard/center and Reilly Gibbons

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Nash
January 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
@BFeldmanCBS: #Bama (11-2) lost to arch-rival #Auburn and by 2 TDs to #OU & Saban has shaken up staff with 3 new on-field assts.

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#Continuitynotchange

Too funny!!!!

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1. Florida State
2. Clemson
3. Duke
4. North Carolina
5. Virginia Tech
6. Miami
7. Georgia Tech
8. Pittsburgh
9. Syracuse
10. Boston College
11. Maryland
12. Wake Forest
13. NC State
14. Virginia

This is how it's done ... It's Called CLOSING, which U won't do.


Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp has flipped an ESPN 300 commitment for the third time in the past week.

Another Florida recruiting win

By flipping Thomas Holley from Penn State, Florida gains a stout defensive tackle while showing that a disappointing season hasn't carried over into recruiting.


The No. 51 prospect in the country, defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln), switched his commitment Wednesday from Penn State to Florida.

Last week, five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Academy) and four-star running back Brandon Powell (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) flipped their commitments from Arizona and Miami, respectively, to the Gators.


After Bill O'Brien left Penn State to become coach of the Houston Texans, Holley reconsidered his decision.

"I think it was just kind of hard for me to build a relationship with a coaching staff in two weeks, when I had spent 10 months building a relationship with the previous coaching staff," Holley said. "It really came down to the why between Penn State and Florida. At Florida, I already had a great relationship with the coaching staff, so it made it an easier decision."

"He worked really hard in the classroom but he just kind of felt like he wanted to see what was out there,'' said Cetera Bunch, his sister. "With degree in hand he's going to try a bigger school, definitely a public school.''

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For those of U that need a translator, She means he wants to go and play at a real Top-Football Program that it's Tradition lives in the present, not to ancient past.

Dalvin Cook says hi, fool. It's called CLOSING, which you don't do.

Tracy Howard says hi too, fool. You remember him from when he picked off your quarterback. It's called CLOSING, which you don't do.

BTW, why are you STILL pasting gatr news on here. Your blog is dead, dead, dead, so how about you instead give THEM the news. Oh wait, there is nobody left on your bandwagon when you are FOURTH in the state behind Miami, FSU, and UCF.

21-16
4-8

Goodbye.

U, why don't you wait and see where Bunche goes before you run your mouth. Bet it is a place in need of a big lug O lineman.

FSU-----Dumbo didnt win till his 4th year, but he was recruiting for 2-3 years b4 he was head coach .AND, FSU again has gotten good during our 3 santions years, just like 1998-2000 was FSU's 3 best teams, and it was during the sanctions at the U, so they got all the good kids to come up to tallyville.

Posted by: Dom | January 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Jimbo Fisher Head Coaching Record.

2010- 10-4 (6-2) 1st. ACC

2011- 9-4 (5-3) 2nd. ACC

2012- 12-2 (7-1) 1st. ACC

2013- 14-0 (8-0) 1st. ACC

If you call the above not winning until his 4th. year ... What do we call Golden's record going into his 4th. year when his best Season is equal to Jimbos worse?

If you want to be taken seriously, even as a blind homer, come with facts and not made up garbage to support your comments.

Jimbo verses UM - 3-0

Golden verses FSU- 0-3


2011- 23-19

2012- 33-20

2013- 41-14

Total- 97-53

Guy posts that we have 12 ESPN 300 players, that is good news. And Berrios moving up in the rankings is good news. Why can't it be pointed out?

Posted by: Five Titles | January 15, 2014 at 09:15 AM

The problem is that the vast majority of the other 16 commits are kids that have very few if any other offers from ANY Top-25-50 Programs and have been the last 3 recruiting classes. Hence, Pizzpoor 2-deep talent.

That is our biggest problem other than having to rely on far too many in comming Fresman year after year to come in and play right away instead of being groomed and developed.

Oh and not even a single DT Recruit that even makes 3rd. Team All-ACC or Honorable mention. Not one.

And do we have a QB that has even played ?


If you call the above not winning until his 4th. year ... What do we call Golden's record going into his 4th. year when his best Season is equal to Jimbos worse?

If you want to be taken seriously, even as a blind homer, come with facts and not made up garbage to support your comments.

Posted by: Johnny C
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Couple questions. First why the hell are you even on our blog being a Nole fan, do you realize how stupid that makes you look, not to mention very immature.

Secondly, back to the first question, wtf are you even on this blog for db?


For those of U that need a translator, She means he wants to go and play at a real Top-Football Program that it's Tradition lives in the present, not to ancient past.

Posted by: u are u
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Yeah and how's that working out for you?

Jimbo + NCAA verses UM - 3-0

Golden verses FSU + NCAA - 0-3

Get it right.

Good luck to you Malcolm.
It seems you are in good hands with a father and family support such as yours.


Jimbo + NCAA verses UM - 3-0

Golden verses FSU + NCAA - 0-3

Get it right.


Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | January 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM

LMAO

@#1 Gator

21-16

4-8 NO Bowl

SCOREBOARD

Good hoop game. Golden filling in, I think.

Darling and yearby enrolls this morning and not a peep from the herald?

Larranaga for defensive coordinator.

CFL, I like it.

Great game tonight, I got to listen anyways. Coach L should have this team doing well for next year. Very competitive for a team with 1 returning player. Incredible coaching job, I hope Morris gets baseball on track. I'd like to enjoy a good season for a change. GO CANES

Five titles,

Both of those examples are not coaching.
For the Gatech game it was Eddie Johnson who stopped them shirt if the goal line and when interviewed he specifically said his job was to keep to the outside but instead of running the defensive play called he jumped the inside gap and hit tevin.

Against Virginia Tracy was not supposed to jump that route.
In the press conference after the game, donofrio said he was free lancing but made a play in the ball. Then he said something about missing tackles. I can't say what he answered verbatim because listening to donofrio is like hearing Fran drescher rehearse Shakespeare.

Either way, admirable try.
Lord knows they didn't give you much to work with.
Just don't think much of their coaching.
However if I had to say one time, gun to my head,
It would have to be the Ohio state game.
Maybe the zone was too much for young Braxton to figure out.
Miss seeing good in game coaching.
Jedd fisch made some pretty clutch calls, but I can't explain the complete refusal of golden and his boy to adjust when a team has clearly figured out what you're doing

Malcombe
Congratulations on graduation and good luck in all future endeavors

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1. Florida State
2. Clemson
3. Duke
4. North Carolina
5. Virginia Tech
6. Miami
7. Georgia Tech
8. Pittsburgh
9. Syracuse
10. Boston College
11. Maryland
12. Wake Forest
13. NC State
14. Virginia

Posted by: #6 | January 15, 2014 at 03:51 PM

With all due respect, when healthy our best player makes us at least 3rd in the ACC. We don't lose those games to Duke and VT if the Duke is playing.

THEY WILL ALL COME THEY WILL ALL WIN & THEY WILL ALL PLAY ON SUNDAYS TheU

And do we have a QB that has even played ?
Posted by: Mark | January 15, 2014 at 06:38 PM

Yes Mark, we have Ryan Williams, who was a starter his Freshman year at Memphis, and has done plenty of playing for us since then.

202 for 342 for 2581 yards and 17 TDs to 11 INTs.

Hey obsessed gatr troll, who keeps cutting and pasting his diatribes on all Canes sites:

Ermon Lane says Hi, too.

Decommits from the 4-8 gatrs. Gatr trolls claim he was afraid of the competition at WR in UF. Competition? LOL Does UF even HAVE any WRs left?

BTW, for those that are missing some recruiting info, Chris Bello had this at the tail end of one of his articles:

The next three weekends will feature top talent on campus. Golden and staff will work to firm up commitments while reeling in or flipping some on-the-fence players.

Quarterback Brad Kaaya highlights this weekend’s bunch, while Miami continues firming things up with defensive tackle Anthony Moten, linebacker Mike Smith, safety Marques Gayot, tight end Chris Herndon, wide receiver Darrell Langham and defensive end Demetrius Jackson—who’s been on Texas Tech’s radar since the Red Raiders flipped former ‘Canes cornerback commit Nigel Bethel II.

Raymon Minor, a 4-star athlete, will also be on campus this weekend—a Virginia product leaning toward the in-state Hokies.

Next weekend, the ‘Canes will host current Southern Cal commit 3-star linebacker Olajuwon Tucker, 3-star Oregon commit safety Glen Ihenacho, and 3-star defensive end Grant Harris, who appears split between Miami and Mississippi State.

Travonte Valentine—a 4-star defensive tackle, choosing between Miami and LSU—will give the Hurricanes his last visit on January 31, as will quarterback Treon Harris, cornerback Patrick Porter and athlete Deiondre Porter, committed to Florida State, South Florida and Washington State, respectively.

The influx of new talent coupled with returning veterans is something that Golden hasn’t yet had the past three seasons. Aside from the handful of departing juniors and seniors the past two years, Miami only signed a 20-player class last February—all of which hurt overall depth but can be remedied between now and fall.

Keep the recruiting class intact, haul in a few surprises and make the most of some early enrollees—all while driving home the loyalty, commitment and belief shown by the return of this talented senior class.

http://www.miamihurricanesblog.com/miami-football-no-early-nfl-departures-proof-of-culture-change-under-al-golden/

And do we have a QB that has even played ?
Posted by: Mark | January 15, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Yes Mark, we have Ryan Williams, who was a starter his Freshman year at Memphis, and has done plenty of playing for us since then.
202 for 342 for 2581 yards and 17 TDs to 11 INTs.
Posted by: Five Titles | January 16, 2014 at 08:51 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^

The same guy that couldn't beat out a 70% healthy Morris.

Morris that couldn't beat out the U's most hated qb Jacory Harris?

Keep the recruiting class intact, haul in a few surprises and make the most of some early enrollees—all while driving home the loyalty, commitment and belief shown by the return of this talented senior class.
http://www.miamihurricanesblog.com/miami-football-no-early-nfl-departures-proof-of-culture-change-under-al-golden/
Posted by: Five Titles | January 16, 2014 at 09:16 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^

We've heard this nonsense before...

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July 2013

Golden's response:

"I think the biggest thing was to not change, was just to take all the young kids, the 14 or 15 freshmen we played over there and just to quiet their minds down, settle them down a little bit. I felt different about the defense in the spring – there was a calmness, they were communicating more. And then of course getting [defensive tackle] Curtis Porter back and then giving everybody another year in the weight room.
"[Linebacker] Denzel Perryman grew up on the stage for us, played at 208 and then 212. He’s 243 now. [Linebacker] Jimmy Gaines is 240. [Linebacker] Alex Figueroa is 238. [Defensive end] Anthony Chickillo is another guy who played for us at 45 and 50. He is now 275. So those kids had to grow up and were forced to play before they were ready. Now, they’re settled in, they know the system and we’re excited about who we have coming back on defense."

The Gators were 4-8 last year and LOST to the Canes, so I am not sure why they are spouting off (I guess it's all in good fun). The Gators seem to have the same problem as Miami - their coach is a really good recruiter but a poor gameday coach and has been unable to develop talent. I will give credit to Muschamp for some really good wins over his tenure, but he has also had some dreadful losses. I will also give credit for Muschamp making decisions to shake up his staff. The Gators will probably struggle again though next year because they will have the same problem they had this year - poor QB play (Driskell returns and there is nobody to back him up), no WRs, and an offensive line that can't stay healthy. Looking at their schedule, which is tough, I predict a 7-5 season for them (losses to Alabama, LSU, UGA, South Carolina, and FSU). My early prediction for the Canes is 8-4 (losses to Nebraska, UNC, Louisville, and FSU). Unfortunately, for fans of both schools, UF and Miami are about equal at this point.

The influx of new talent coupled with returning veterans is something that Golden hasn’t yet had the past three seasons. Aside from the handful of departing juniors and seniors the past two years, Miami only signed a 20-player class last February—all of which hurt overall depth but can be remedied between now and fall.
Keep the recruiting class intact, haul in a few surprises and make the most of some early enrollees—all while driving home the loyalty, commitment and belief shown by the return of this talented senior class.

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Golden boy still gott'em on the hook!!

Too funny

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July 2013

Golden's response:

"I think the biggest thing was to not change, was just to take all the young kids, the 14 or 15 freshmen we played over there and just to quiet their minds down, settle them down a little bit. I felt different about the defense in the spring – there was a calmness, they were communicating more. And then of course getting [defensive tackle] Curtis Porter back and then giving everybody another year in the weight room.
"[Linebacker] Denzel Perryman grew up on the stage for us, played at 208 and then 212. He’s 243 now. [Linebacker] Jimmy Gaines is 240. [Linebacker] Alex Figueroa is 238. [Defensive end] Anthony Chickillo is another guy who played for us at 45 and 50. He is now 275. So those kids had to grow up and were forced to play before they were ready. Now, they’re settled in, they know the system and we’re excited about who we have coming back on defense."


The same guy that couldn't beat out a 70% healthy Morris.

Morris that couldn't beat out the U's most hated qb Jacory Harris?

Posted by: Com'on son!!!
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You have to start somewhere, and either Williams or Olsen, and possibly Kaaya, will be the starter, who knows? EVERY team in the NATION goes through this process dude, so why you choose to make it a big deal for Miami is beyond me? Sounds pretty stupid to me.

Cola ya boy 5 titles made it seem like an upgrade over the previous qb!! I'd have confidence in young Olsen then RW!

NOT!!!

Sonny Dee we're closer to 6-6 than 8-4. This team has more holes than Swiss cheese playa!

Cola if we're counting on a 1st time starter to carry us to winning the murders row coastal (jk) the we're in deep doo doo!!!

Especially when you consider how garbage the defense will continue to be with dno, jethro, and co....

We went from next to last in the conference to LAST!!

I understand hoping for the best, but given the evidence, it goes against all logic!!

C'mon again pretty much ALL teams at one time or another have to count on a 1st time starter to carry them, that's where experienced wr's and rb's and a good O-line can help. You have to put the kid in the fire sooner or later. VT will be doing it, and a couple others in the ACC as well. I wouldn't call the Coastal Murderer's Row, lol, a lot of teams are losing key players to NFL and graduating, so it's not that bad. You gotta hope for the best, otherwise why even hope?

Cola the murders row coastal was a joke lol.

I know a lot of teams are breaking in new qb BUT with coaches who have DONE it before!!!!

Our qb coach is a former tightend coach.

Remember the former tightend turned qb Logan Thomas, chopped us up 2 out of 3 years!

L'ville now has one of the best qb coaches in the game, Petrino.

We have Jamis on tap AGAIN!

Unc's back up played a bunch.

Duke's qb played good against UM!

#Wegotproblems.....

It's great to be a four and eighter!

It's great to be a four and eighter!

21-16

Nice article on the recruits.

Went and looked at the rest of the blog.

this article was really balanced too:

http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/miami_hurricanes_football_all_eyes_on_al/15533093

We are the Trash of ol' FloriDUH.

I't be great, to be, a 4 - 8'er.

New batch of alleged top 10 recruits, another crap year of 4 wins. Same ol' same ol' in the cesspool that is Trailerville.

This article points out obvious signs that have always been evident of Al Golden.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1904188-russell-athletic-bowl-louisville-blowout-shows-miami-was-never-elite-in-2013

He was who we(insightful Miami Hurricanes' football fans) thought he was!

This article is just as evident that there is a negative attitude, from the players, to Al Golden.

http://www.miamihurricanesblog.com/miami-football-no-early-nfl-departures-proof-of-culture-change-under-al-golden/

The article states these negative aspects of Al Golden's lack of trust from his players.

Two years ago, Miami saw a mass exodus. Five key players made the early leap to the NFL—all of whom did so without seeking counsel and properly weighing their options. Golden, having just wrapped his first season in Coral Gables, was stunned at his players’ lack of homework, which made for some ill-advised decisions.

This exodus reflects negatively on what those players felt about Al Golden. As the article attempts to use Ryan Hill's statement as a blanket indictment of the entire team. But those players did not leave, previously, when is was supposed to be a worse program.

Also, players on every team, at every level, will have players that do things behind the coaches back. That article is less an indictment of the previous staff, and more evidence of Al Golden's failure.

Gators talking on here after losing to... drum rolllllllllllll:

Georgia Southern. Triple option Ga Southern.

At the swamp.

Really?

Whats the over under on how many points Ga Tech would have put on them?

65?

And they were 4-8.

4-8. That is fo and ate.

Miami was 9-4. Please. Quit whining. Since when did MIami fans became so whiney?

Am I happy? No. But thats better than 7-6!

And they are recruiting well. So its just a matter of time.

Miami will beat UNC and Louisville next year.

I predicted 10-2 last year when they were 7-0. I was wrong about Duke. I was wrong about the bowl. Couldnt believe they lost to VT and Duke.

This team will not lose to Duke ever again. They will give FSU a better game next year. They will ebat VT and they will beat UNC and Louisville.

Miami will go 10-2 next year. The Nebraska game is 50-50 in my eyes.

Miami will win a bowl next year. They will finish 11-2.

Cut and paste all you want. hey will finish in the top 10 next year!

And Eff all you whiney pu55ies


This exodus reflects negatively on what those players felt about Al Golden. As the article attempts to use Ryan Hill's statement as a blanket indictment of the entire team. But those players did not leave, previously, when is was supposed to be a worse program.

Also, players on every team, at every level, will have players that do things behind the coaches back. That article is less an indictment of the previous staff, and more evidence of Al Golden's failure.

Posted by: ChampCane
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Champ this is all old news man, we get it. What's the point really?

The point is the same people that post articles about Al Golden's competence. Are overlooking his lack of competence in those same articles and other articles out there, now.

With the most important point, of all, his lack of competence on the football field was clearly always there.

I predicted 10-2 last year when they were 7-0. I was wrong about Duke. I was wrong about the bowl. Couldnt believe they lost to VT and Duke.

Posted by: holmie | January 16, 2014 at 01:51 PM

The talent was in place for, at least, 10 wins last year. I stated that prior to the year. The lesser talent of the ACC was added incentive for Miami's most talented team of their division to win.


The point is the same people that post articles about Al Golden's competence. Are overlooking his lack of competence in those same articles and other articles out there, now.

With the most important point, of all, his lack of competence on the football field was clearly always there.

Posted by: ChampCane

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The article you copied and pasted is on Bleacher and it's referring to when Randy was coaching and how players mocked him behind his back, and the 'lazy' culture that was everywhere even kids throwing snowballs when Miami was getting pounded 21-0 in the Sun Bowl, and that's what AG had to battle when he took over, those guys may have also left because they didn't want to have to go through anymore changes and didn't want to put forth any extra effort, and with the exception of Miller and Vernon, look what it did for them. Not taking up for AG, but that article is not about his lack of competence.

The Sun Bowl was coached by another coach. The context of the players, maybe, being around snow for the first is not known. Who was doing it, why they were doing it, when they were doing it. Those are some questions that are not known, as well as some others. The culture was superior in success on the football field to what Al Golden has produced. There was extremely better talent these last three years than the previous four years. That cannot get overlooked, mislead, or, anything else.

Your assumption of why the players left is not factoring in the previous staffs lack of any other mass exoduses, ever. Not just the immediate staff, but those previous to that, as well.

That article does not use your assumptions of lazy, lack of effort and lack of desire to change. As I stated the article attempts to use one person's outlook as a blanket team statement. When the basis of it is universal to every football team ever. The portion of the article I included shows those players absolutely did not care for Al Golden. No one, ever, leaves a team without consulting on their draft status. Unless they are completely done with the coaching staff.

ChampCane, I just cut and pasted the recruiting part, especially about Valentine, since it had been asked here a few times when was it that the staff was going to meet with Valentine.

I was purposely avoiding the whole Golden argument. It was not the purpose of the article link being given, I was just citing the source.

I see what you stated. That does not alter the point that these articles are giving backhanded and straight hand slaps to Al Golden now. But the greatest point is why was there little to no responsible reporting on his lack of success on the football field, previously?

U dUmb clUcks looose 4-Stars commits and replace them with unranked and shooting 2-star scrubs ... Gators looose 4-Star recruits and replace them with 4 n 5-Star Studs.

but then again... U are U... The new U, Penn. St. SoUth U.

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