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UM football starter decides to turn pro, but UM will reach out to him again

An update on our earlier post:

UM announced earlier today that starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan has not sought a sixth year medical redshirt and has decided to pursue an NFL career.

But UM said this evening that it will reach out to Buchanan again to make sure he knows that he has a good chance to get a sixth year at UM, from an NCAA compliance standpoint, if he chooses. 

UM doesn't expect him to change his mind, but will make him aware of this in case he does change his mind.

Buchanan suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the season. Because he missed most of the 2011 season with an injury to the same knee, there had been hope that the NCAA would grant him a sixth season if he wanted one.

UM still feels like it's in good shape at linebacker, with Denzel Perryman, Eddie Johnson and several others.

Check back in a few hours for a lot more UM news, plus Dolphins and Heat, in the Wednesday buzz column.