Four Hurricanes To Transfer

Linebackers Travis Williams and Kevin Nelson and defensive backs Jamal Reid and Devont'a Davis are done in Coral Gables

By Janie Campbell
|  Saturday, May 7, 2011  |  Updated 2:40 PM EDT
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The usual machinations of a coaching change continue: the University of Miami has confirmed that four football players are leaving the program.

Linebackers Travis Williams and Kevin Nelson and defensive backs Jamal Reid and Devont'a Davis have requested transfers from head coach Al Golden, effective after the spring semester.

The school also responded to rumors surrounding sophomore running back Storm Johnson, stating that "no other players -- including Storm Johnson -- have told UM that they intend to transfer at this time."

Williams, Nelson, and Davis were part of former coach Randy Shannon's last recruiting class, inking with the Canes last spring. Nelson did not participate in spring football.

Reid, a sophomore, signed with Miami in 2009, but failed to earn playing time during his stint in Coral Gables.

"I wasn't happy here," the Norfolk, Virginia native told InsideTheU.com. "It wasn't about playing time because I was playing in the spring. Things just happened and I can't make everybody happy."

The university promised "Al Golden and his staff will do everything they can" to find each of transfers a new program at which they will have a full scholarship.

Alarmed Hurricanes fans would do well to remember transfers are common when coaching staffs transition -- and that none of the foursome saw much time on the field.

"You [are] either all in or out," tweeted rising senior linebacker Sean Spence on Saturday. "Ain't no in between."

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