espn's joe schad is reporting that former miami train wreck QB robert marve
is considering foregoing his scholarship to big 11 powerhouse, Purdue, and walking on at UT where he can play with fellow former hurricane drama queen, princess bryce (who, it should be noted, wants to be formal, but likes to party.)
quoth the mother ship:
loved the Purdue coaches during his visit and the chance to compete for the starting position in 2010. He came close to finalizing a decision to play for the Boilermakers last week. But he also long has been intrigued by the Vols.
Miami won't release Marve
to Tennessee, Florida or LSU in the Southeastern Conference because it believes tampering occurred prior to his departure from the Hurricanes.
is struggling with the choice, because he would have a chance to compete for the Volunteers' starting quarterback position in 2010, but would have to pay for school at Tennessee in 2009.
Marve's father, Eugene, said the choice was down to two teams, but would not name the two. He added that a decision likely won't be made until Friday or next week.
"There's a team that was thrown in, that we started investigating late and trying to get that information and put it against all the factors," Eugene Marve said.
"We took a semester off school to get this done and get it done right. So we think it's important to make the best and the right decision for him. ("we" also want to point out that referring to ourselves in the third person is just hackneyed. and trite. hence, "we" have decided to distinguish ourselves by, instead, referring to other people in the first person plural. top that. -ed.) He's taken his due process. (i love you, eugene marve. -ed.) We don't see this as a drag-along process. This is a month and a time that this decision should be made, because summer school starts next month and we want to be right on time with that."
The Volunteers, who have senior Jonathan Crompton and junior Nick Stephens, need quarterback help in the worst way and want to sign two in the 2010 class. Marve would at least give them somebody who has experience and could challenge Stephens. Plus, he would be able to practice with the team and learn the offense this season.
Marve started in 11 of the 13 games for the Hurricanes last season, but served two unrelated, one-game suspensions. The second suspension cost him the opportunity to play in the Emerald Bowl. He passed for 1,293 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
One of the prized signings in Miami's 2007 recruiting class, Marve missed his freshman season because of injuries he suffered in a car crash."
it's hard to find the right words to sum up the seventh floor's official reaction to all of this. yes, "we" are referring to ourselves in the third person now. because, as you well know, "we" are hackneyed. and trite. suffice it to say that while we typically do not do not take pleasure in such things, september 19th should be fun to watch. even for us.