Taylor Gadbois' days as a Miami Hurricane are over.
The 6-8, 321-pound junior offensive tackle, who started five games at right tackle last season before going down with a season-ending knee injury versus Duke, was dismissed from the football team on Thursday.
Before UM announced the news, Gadbois posted it on Twitter.
Will always love you Miami this was not my decision but I am no longer a Miami hurricane— Taylor Gadbois (@TGcanes76) June 25, 2015
Lots of pain in my heart knowing my dream of graduating a can was one semester short— Taylor Gadbois (@TGcanes76) June 25, 2015
Coach Al Golden released the following statement via a press release: “Taylor is a bright young man and we wish him the best in his future academic and athletic endeavors."
Gadbois was expected to start the season on suspension for unspecified reasons.
His departure leaves an already young and inexperienced UM offensive line a little more depleted.
The Canes lost three starters on the line: Ereck Flowers left early for the NFL Draft and was taken in the first round by the Giants, and seniors Jon Feliciano and Shane McDermott.
The only returning starter with plenty of experience is right guard Danny Isidora.
Sophomore Trevor Darling started the final five games of the season at right tackle. Darling and sophomore Kc McDermott are expected to be the first team offensive tackles.
Gadbois was very confident he was going to be the starting left tackle this coming season. He spoke with Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post during a local youth football event last week. Here's a link to what Gadbois told Porter.