Miami Will Release Mr. Football Outside the State Lines

As soon as the news was out that Patrick Nix was fired as offensive coordinator at Miami, the odds on quarterback Robert Marve transferring jumped from probable to near certainty. Marve was close to Nix. Much closer than he was to head coach Randy Shannon.

Harris played well enough in the Emerald Bowl to Shannon that he stated that Harris would go into 2009 as the starter. That was enough for Marve.

"I had to get out," Marve told the AP from his family's home in Tampa. "I just decided that I can't play for coach Shannon."

Marve has requested and received his release from Miami, but it apparently has come with some tight restrictions. He can't transfer to any team in Florida, plus no teams in the ACC or SEC. That means Florida, LSU and Tennessee -- three programs he was rumored to be considering are out.

No shock, the Marve family is not happy about the restrictions.

"We don't quite know the rules or how to approach things, but we're going to challenge it," Eugene Marve said.

Good luck with that.

Miami Will Release Mr. Football Outside the State Lines originally appeared on Fanhouse NCAA Football Blog on Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:51:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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