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From Miami to Los Angeles: 6-7, 327-pound lineman Malcolm Bunche leaves Miami Hurricanes for UCLA

So, the East Coast wasn't always great for Malcolm Bunche, whose playing time dwindled in 2013 for the Miami Hurricanes.

Now he's trying the West Coast.

Malcom is transferring to UCLA to play his final season at UCLA, his dad, Curtis Bunche, just told me.

Curtis Bunche said Malcolm will be playing tackle at UCLA, head coach Jim Mora and the other coaches told him, rather than guard. "Every single coach that contacted us lately said, ‘Are you kidding me, this kid with his measurables (6-7, 327 pounds) and his feet – he’s a tackle.'"

"I talked to Malcolm last night for quite a while and he was very impressed with his overall experience with the trip there to UCLA, the tour of the campus, his conversation with the head coach and offensive coordinator – and even more so his offensive line coach [Adrian Klemm]. He’s had several years of NFL experience as an O-lineman and has [three] Super Bowl rings [with the New England Patriots]."

 UCLA was 10-3 this past season and beat Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl, 42-12.

"Malcolm talked about the overall concept under Jim Mora being basically an NFL concept, an NFL approach. He had some time with an academic advisor regarding his pursuit to get his Master’s degree. He was gone the entire weekend.

 "His trip prior to UCLA was to Texas Tech on Friday during the day. He flew out Saturday to Los Angeles."

 Curtis Bunche said Malcolm called the UCLA campus "breathtaking.''

 Curtis said "there was no problem with his release at UM. Obviously UM tried to get him to stay. They went as far as calling his high school coach to ask him to get him to stay. You have to respect that.''

  But in the end, Bunche obviously realized he played minimally in 2013, and with only one season of eligibility left, he felt he needed a better opportunity.

 UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, a Heisman Trophy contender, completed 248 of 369 passes (67.2 percent) for 3,071 yards and 24 touchdowns, with 9 interceptions this past season.  But he was sacked 35 times.

 In contrast, the Hurricanes allowed 17 total sacks -- and that's including the four in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

  "They need an O-lineman to protect that Heisman Trophy candidate's blind side,'' said Curtis Bunche of his son.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN 

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Malcolm,
Thank you for your time hear in Coral Gables and all the class that you and your family have shown in your wish to transfer. You have handled the transfer process very well and it never got dirty between you, your family and UM.

All the best to you and your future in Westwood. You will be playing for a great coach and staff and have a chance of wining the Pac-12 South, Pac-12 and getting to the Rose Bowl, at a minimum. You are in your last year and do need to get some playing time to be noticed by NFL scouts.

duke johnson on deck to leave early......you watch

good luck at UCLA and in the pros

Gallo,

Thank you captain obvious. No one is going to be surprised if Duke leaves early. The kid just needs to keep doing what he does.

Good for Bunche, I hope things work out for him.

Some nice looking chicks at UCLA...going to be a fun party experience. Oh yeah, football.

Maybe someone should warn him about the radiation levels being discovered in Cali.

http://youtu.be/GP1yUld-V4Y

What turd you are Gallo.

Why did he get less playing time at UM?

What are the coaches seeing or not seeing that we didnt see? There has to be a reason bc of course the coaches want him and Morris to succeed, so what does anyone think will happen when he gets to UCLA? That he will magiccally begin to dominate when he couldnt dominate here? That he will suddenly become an unstoppable force? That UCLA will win the Pac 12 immediately upon his arrival?

Come on. Please.

As far as Duke is concerened- he aint going anywhere unless he shows the world that he can play an entire season and carry the rock 18-25 times a game, and gain at least 1000 yds. If he does that next year, and UM wins 10, he may bolt. Sort of like Lamar Miller and Frank Gore. Main problem is his lack of size.

ag is a moron. Bunche could have been used at fullback instead of being sat on the bench. But nooooooooo. You can't fix stupid. ag and d'o and shallalalalala and the AD and the BofT and Miami fans have proven that.

Canefan72, 6'7" 327 (correct weight)pount FB, righttttt, smart, you're the one that sounds like a moron. Where did you get your information about Bunche's ability to play FB. Some of the posts I see just make me shake my head.

CaneFan...

I agree you can't fix stupid so please tell me this was sarcastic in nature and you don't really think he should have been used as a fullback! Or your comment about not being able to fix stupid applies very close to home, your home that is!

hey Susan,

Headline reads "From Miami to Los Angeles: 6-7, 227-pound lineman Malcolm Bunche leaves Miami Hurricanes for UCLA"

At 227 Pounds maybe he should play FB..

Will go to UCLA and become a 1st or 2nd round draft pick. Best wishes Malcom.

Brentwood is an awesome place, he's going to love the West coast

Manny, who gives a crap about players who are leaving. He is gone. No story. We want to hear about the canes recruiting and more inside stuff that appeals to cane fans...learn how to report, stop the rehashing of old news.

wasn't manny's post

The only way he is going into the pros is if he stops being lazy and develops a great work habit, something he lacked for four years at UM.

It is not a matter of talent.

Rather the opportunity came for more playing time, and at his level in the rotation he was in a fill-in mode, and would never see the field in the Big League if his status remained the same. Had to move up to even get a chance. UCLA provided a fresh look!!!

Good luck, sounds like a Classy guy, and once a 'Cane, Always a 'Cane.

Go 'Canes

Best of luck Malcolm thanks for riding the storm of NCAA sanctions with us.
We're stacked at OL, so I'm glad you found a place that will give you the PT you need in your last year.

Great choice, to get to experience the west coast for a year is not a bad idea for personal development.

Golden Casualties and Discipline Issues:

vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
Terry Richardson - RB Coach
Jedd Fisch - OC
Geroge Mcdonald - WR Coach
Mario Christobal - HC
Eddie Johnson - LB
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Jontavious Carter - WR
Danny Dillard – RB
Travis Rudolf - WR
Dyron Dye – DL
Alin Edouard – QB
Raphael Kirby – LB
Dalvon Stuckey – DT
Demetrius Jackson – DE
Travonte Valentine – DT
Nigel Bethel – DB
Brad Kaaya – QB
Brandon Powell – RB
Malcolm Bunche – OL
WR – Derrick Griffin

the fallout continues.....

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Jim Mora and UCLA, a winning coach and a winning program. Saw Bunche and said right away this guy is a tackle who is the moron who had him at guard?
Kaaya is next.
No contest, better coaches, better program, better facilities.

This is asanine, we got a current player, basically his recruiting trip away from the program being advertised, lol, what is this for, to show how much class we have for players that feel they have/need to leave the program in order to ball who's running this program!

Good for Malcolm. How awesome to have college experiences at institutions like UM & UCLA. Hope he does well. I'm rooting for him.

Going from 1 great city to another, im a UCLA fan but my 2nd choice would be the U over dumps like Norman Oklahoma, Eguene Boregon and so on...

We’re still over two weeks from signing day, and there are still plenty of players yet to commit and others who will flip their existing verbal commits to other schools.

But there won’t be enough movement to dethrone the SEC from reigning over another set of recruiting rankings. A popping 38 players have verbally committed to SEC schools on the Rivals100 released Monday, far outpacing any other conference. Here’s the breakdown:

SEC: 38
ACC: 12
Big Ten: 12
Pac 12: 9Big 12: 5
Notre Dame: 4
Mountain West: 1
Uncommitted: 19

Leading the SEC charge: Alabama (nine commits), LSU (six), Georgia (five), Tennessee (five), Texas A&M (five) and Florida (four). In other words, two SEC schools have more commits on this list than the entire Big 12. Surely Texas A&M fans won’t revel in having just as many top commits as the conference headlined by Texas, either.

Ohio State makes up for 75 percent of the Big Ten’s commits on here, while it’s surprising to see the Pac 12 faring so poorly (though coaching changes at USC and Washington likely dinged their showing).

But back to the SEC: Over a third of the best recruits in the country, at least as rated by Rivals, are committed to SEC schools. That number could grow in the next two weeks, too, and if it does it’ll surpass the 38 SEC commits on last year’s Rivals100.

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Poor little butthurt ACC'ers. It's okay, you can get nine wins in that conference and think you are going somewhere. Blowouts in the Lil Haiti Chickenfoot Bowl is where yer goin.

NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN. its a Canes thang []_[] wouldn't understand.

upside down
in a tunnel
on top of his 10,000 list's
with jello
with peanut butter......
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UCLA does have a beautiful campus and probably more women than Miami, but believe it or not, UCLA athletic facilities are probably on par with Miami's. Both schools made Bleacher top 10 list with regards to universities who can improve their football facilities. But hey, the kid did graduate and the NCAA rule allowed these students to transfer, so more power to Munche to take a chance with a new school.


FAU receives six commitments from official visitors

The FAU football program is on a recruiting roll.

Charlie Partridge and the Owls secured six verbal commitments to help fill their 2014 recruiting class.

The flood started when Atlantic Coast cornerback Raekwon Williams committed to the Owls late last night. By 11 am Sunday, the Owls had added five more commitments from fellow official visitors to FAU's campus this weekend.

The order of the commitments is hardly static, but Coral Gables running back Gregory Howell is without question the most noteworthy commitment of the busy day.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound back chose FAU over offers from Minnesota and Western Kentucky. He is a consensus three-star player, according to the 247sports composite rating.

The Owls also flipped Hialeah athlete Henry Busey from his FIU commitment this weekend. Bussey is a running back, but projects as a slot receiver at the college level. He's a two-star rated player who also had interest from Wake Forest and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Gainesville linebacker Matt Solt also committed to FAU Sunday. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Solt projects as either an outside or middle linebacker for the Owls. FAU beat out Iowa State, Middle Tennessee State and Wake Forest for his verbal commitment.

The Owls received much-needed depth at tight end with the verbal commitment of Chipley's Jacob Wilson at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Wilson could make an immediate impact for the Owls, who lost Darion Howard and Nexon Dorvilus to graduation this season.

Tarvella's Siffo Pierre rounded out the morning of commitments. The 6-foot-3, 330-pound lineman is likely a guard prospect, but has the footwork to play inside or out on the line. FAU beat out Marshall and Middle Tennessee State in his recruitment.

FAU now has 17 commitments for the class of 2014.

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FAU is closing better than U ! Goldie better get up to BOCA with his 300 page binder and handfull of Raffle Ticket Schollie's and get some 2-Star Owl flips ASAP. Because they are they only ones who U could flip. U won't get any other flips from Ur Big Brother in State schools and certainly not any from around the Country.

4-5 decommits coming soon... Kaaya will have a looonng talk with Malcolm Bunche about the Circus, Dog n Pony horror show that is Cane Football and will be all UCLA in a matter of days and not a single Top-300 player left uncommitted will commit to you because they are NOT even considering U... Soooo it's time for Goldie to close, as usual, like a fart in a "hurricane" as Ur once Top-3, BACK IN AUGUST and now OUT of the Top-10, recruiting class crashes n burns outside the Top-20 loaded with more than half offered Un-ranked and 2-star scrubs...

dUh U...

Spring n Summer National Champs. Fall n Winter National ChUmps...


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FAU Get Sis Big Commits Over The Weekend ...

The FAU football program is on a recruiting roll.

Charlie Partridge and the Owls secured six verbal commitments to help fill their 2014 recruiting class.

The flood started when Atlantic Coast cornerback Raekwon Williams committed to the Owls late last night. By 11 am Sunday, the Owls had added five more commitments from fellow official visitors to FAU's campus this weekend.

The order of the commitments is hardly static, but Coral Gables running back Gregory Howell is without question the most noteworthy commitment of the busy day.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound back chose FAU over offers from Minnesota and Western Kentucky. He is a consensus three-star player, according to the 247sports composite rating.

The Owls also flipped Hialeah athlete Henry Busey from his FIU commitment this weekend. Bussey is a running back, but projects as a slot receiver at the college level. He's a two-star rated player who also had interest from Wake Forest and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Gainesville linebacker Matt Solt also committed to FAU Sunday. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Solt projects as either an outside or middle linebacker for the Owls. FAU beat out Iowa State, Middle Tennessee State and Wake Forest for his verbal commitment.

The Owls received much-needed depth at tight end with the verbal commitment of Chipley's Jacob Wilson at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Wilson could make an immediate impact for the Owls, who lost Darion Howard and Nexon Dorvilus to graduation this season.

Tarvella's Siffo Pierre rounded out the morning of commitments. The 6-foot-3, 330-pound lineman is likely a guard prospect, but has the footwork to play inside or out on the line. FAU beat out Marshall and Middle Tennessee State in his recruitment.

FAU now has 17 commitments for the class of 2014.


*** FAU Gets SIX Big Recruit Commits Over The Weekend ***

And u got none ... but they loved their vacation though.


FAU is closing better than U ! Golden better get up to BOCA with his 300 page binder and handfull of Raffle Ticket Schollie's and get some 2-Star Owl flips ASAP. Because they are the only ones who U could flip. U won't get any other flips from Ur Big Brother in State schools and certainly not any from around the Country.

4-5 decommits coming soon... Kaaya will have a looonng talk with Malcolm Bunche about the Circus, Dog n Pony horror show that is Cane Football and will be, like Malcolm, all UCLA in a matter of days and not a single Top-300 player left uncommitted will commit to you because they are NOT even considering U... Soooo it's time for Goldie to close, as usual, like a fart in a "hurricane" as Ur once Top-3, BACK IN AUGUST and now OUT of the Top-10, recruiting class crashes n burns outside the Top-20 loaded with more than half offered Un-ranked and 2-star scrubs...

U...

Spring n Summer National Champs. Fall n Winter National ChUmps...

hoo

*** FAU Gets SIX Big Recruit Commits Over The Weekend ***

And u got none ... but they loved their vacation though.


FAU is closing better than U ! Golden better get up to BOCA with his 300 page binder and handfull of Raffle Ticket Schollie's and get some 2-Star Owl flips ASAP. Because they are the only ones who U could flip. U won't get any other flips from Ur Big Brother in State schools and certainly not any from around the Country.

4-5 decommits coming soon... Kaaya will have a looonng talk with Malcolm Bunche about the Circus, Dog n Pony horror show that is Cane Football and will be, like Malcolm, all UCLA in a matter of days and not a single Top-300 player left uncommitted will commit to you because they are NOT even considering U... Soooo it's time for Goldie to close, as usual, like a fart in a "hurricane" as Ur once Top-3, BACK IN AUGUST and now OUT of the Top-10, recruiting class crashes n burns outside the Top-20 loaded with more than half offered Un-ranked and 2-star scrubs...

U...

Spring n Summer National Champs. Fall n Winter National ChUmps...

agree with the poster malcolm could have been used as a fullback in short yardage situations we see teams in college and pros do it with success. stanford sometimes have 2 extra linemen in the game. which safety or linebacker would want to plug the hole with malcolm getting 4 yrds to get into full stride and run at a defender

fau wow since when did we compare there recruiting class to ours, that's a low blow even for a jackazz like deja dumbf**k

too many talented players on this roster that aren't getting playing time or being put in the wrong positions.
malcolm will get his fair shot in the nfl. so will seantrel henderson,rayshawn scott,brandon linder was the #1 center coming out of highschool never got a shot yet most of the season our starting center was overpowered by bigger guys or too slow for smaller nt ( see wake forest highlights)

To Golden for Prez: Thanks!

players leaving a sinking ship.....who can blame them since this is what they see...

Terry Richardson - RB Coach
Jedd Fisch - OC
Geroge Mcdonald - WR Coach
Mario Christobal - HC
Mark D'Nofrio - tried to go to Temple
Al Golden - tried to go to PSU

No stability at the top levels.....kids/parents going to do whats best for themselves....

duke johnson
ereck flowers
rashawn scott
tracy howard

all in the bull pen.....next

oopps.....Dennis Turner - WR

another casualty

Gallo You are so full of $hit its ridiculous . You are so tiresome , the same thing over and over and over and yet you say nothing that has any substance. Go Canes

Ha!....Gallo, YOU'RE a casualty, lol!!
Always amusing, never informative.

Gallo, you forgot Malachi Dupre...

...and your posts help the 'Canes cause??

Spring n Summer National Champs. Fall n Winter National ChUmps...

Posted by: deja vu u | January 20, 2014 at 05:03 PM
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Do we keep having to remind you to focus on on-field results??

21-16!!!! HaHa!!!

The obsession and embarassment continues!!

### UM seems to have helped itself this past weekend with key oral commitment Brad Kaaya, who’s such a priority that Al Golden visited with him last Thursday in California, even though he knew he would see him over the weekend in Coral Gables.

“Miami official visit went great,” Kaaya tweeted today. “Got to meet president Shalala. Very compassionate individual.”

Georgia-based tight end Christopher Herndon, a UM oral commitment, told Canesport.com that Kaaya “said he’s fully committed, isn’t thinking about anywhere else.”

UCLA and Boise State are still recruiting Kaaya, amid unconfirmed Internet reports that he's visiting Boise at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Kaaya’s high-school teammate, 6-5 receiver Brayden Lenius, will visit UM Jan. 31 and also is considering Washington State and Minnesota. He told Rivals.com that the three schools are “pretty even” but then said that having Kaaya committed gives UM a “little bit of an edge.”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/01/um-quarterback-commit-liked-visit-canes-recruiting-and-heat-chatter.html#storylink=cpy


Cue trolls.

“Got to meet president Shalala. Very compassionate individual.”

-Brad Kayaa

Cue not-knowing non-alum who think Shalala is a troll and bash the admin.

### UM seems to have helped itself this past weekend with key oral commitment Brad Kaaya, who’s such a priority that Al Golden visited with him last Thursday in California, even though he knew he would see him over the weekend in Coral Gables.

“Miami official visit went great,” Kaaya tweeted today. “Got to meet president Shalala. Very compassionate individual.”

Georgia-based tight end Christopher Herndon, a UM oral commitment, told Canesport.com that Kaaya “said he’s fully committed, isn’t thinking about anywhere else.”

UCLA and Boise State are still recruiting Kaaya, amid unconfirmed Internet reports that he's visiting Boise at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Kaaya’s high-school teammate, 6-5 receiver Brayden Lenius, will visit UM Jan. 31 and also is considering Washington State and Minnesota. He told Rivals.com that the three schools are “pretty even” but then said that having Kaaya committed gives UM a “little bit of an edge.”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/01/um-quarterback-commit-liked-visit-canes-recruiting-and-heat-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

Cue illiterate UF dropouts that don't know the difference between regardless and irregardless.

Plain and simple Malcolm is the smart one, why be at the U, when the coach doesn't want to be there, GOLDEN IS PURE TRASH.... PROCESS PROCESS PROCESS...... IT"S NOT ABOUT DA U, IT"S ABOUT AL KEEPING HIS FRIEND A PAYCHECK >>>>>>>> FACT, JUST LIKE JOE PA PROTECTED HIS BUDDY AT ALL COST.

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