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Miami’s operating again room simply received rather a lot much less crowded.
The varsity introduced Wednesday that operating again Gus Edwards plans to switch from this system.
Edwards, generally known as “Gus The Bus” due to his 6-foot-1, 230-pound body, rushed 290 yards and a landing on fifty nine carries this previous season – his redshirt junior marketing campaign.
“Gus indicated to me that he want to discover the potential of different alternatives to proceed his soccer profession and we’ve got given him permission to try this,” head coach Mark Richt stated within the assertion launched by the varsity.
After lacking the 2015 season with a foot damage, Edwards returned in 2016 hoping to develop into an element within the groups’ offense. Richt used “The Magic Faculty Gus” sparingly, as Edwards – and Joe Yearby – would typically spell starter Mark Walton.
Yearby introduced earlier in January that his plans to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Nevertheless, Walton’s standing as Miami’s No. 1 ball service has been clear – starting on this previous spring, via his off-area points, and into the common season.
In his three years with the Hurricanes, Edwards appeared in 35 video games – making one official begin. Over that span, Edwards rushed for 977 yards and 12 touchdowns on 186 carries.
The Hurricanes nonetheless have loads of expertise for Richt and operating backs coach Thomas Brown to work with heading into the 2017 season.
Walton would be the incumbent as he returns for his junior marketing campaign. Travis Homer, who simply completed his freshman season, is a former 4-star recruit and must be within the combine for carries shifting ahead.
The Canes also needs to welcome the wholesome return of operating again Trayone “Choc” Grey. Grey missed this previous season with a torn ACL and acquired a medical redshirt – leaving him with two extra years of eligibility.
As well as, if incoming early enrollee freshman Robert Burns – a 5-foot-eleven, 210-pound three-star prospect from Miami Gulliver Prep – exhibits sufficient talent and maturation, he might present depth for the Canes.