The University of Miami announced Tuesday morning that offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche has decided to transfer and has been given permission to talk to other schools.
The school did not give a reason for Bunche’s departure nor did Bunche provide any comment.
Bunche started only one game this season for Miami, at left guard against FAU in its season opener, but saw action in a total of 11 games at both guard and tackle.
It’s an interesting decision considering Bunche would’ve had a great opportunity to start next season for the Hurricanes as Brandon Linder, Seantrel Henderson and Jared Wheeler are all graduating. Bunche will not be allowed to transfer to any ACC schools or any non-conference opponents on Miami’s 2014 schedule.
Miami still has Jon Feliciano, Ereck Flowers, and Shane McDermott returning next season, all of which started at least 10 games in 2013. Sophomores Alex Gall and Taylor Gadbois return as well. Gall played 11 games this season while Gadbois played in four.
There’s no shortage in offensive lineman as Danny Isidora also returns after missing most of the season with a foot injury. Others returning are Hunter Wells, Sean Harvey, Hunter Knighton, and Sunny Odogwu. Harvey has the most experience of the group, playing in nine games this season.