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Hyundai Sun Bowl Player Preview: S Deon Bush

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A big hitter and smart player, Safety Deon Bush could be the key to the Hurricanes defense slowing down Washington State in the Sun Bowl.

Deon Bush's play will be key in the Canes' efforts to slow down the Wazzu passing game.
Deon Bush's play will be key in the Canes' efforts to slow down the Wazzu passing game.
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Miami's defense has a tough task going up against Washington State's potent passing attack. For the Canes to slow down one of the most explosive and diverse passing games in America, senior Safety Deon Bush will need to have a big game.

A 4-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American from local Christopher Columbus HS, Deon Bush was one of the top players in America for the 2012 recruiting cycle. Through his time at Miami, he's battled injuries, but when he's been on the field, Bush's play has been nothing short of spectacular.

Bush has been used in many different ways in his 4 years at Miami. He's been used as a blitzer (one of his better skills), as coverage player, as a zone defender, and as a run support player. Bush, who stands 6'1" and weighs 205, is equally effective in nearly all these areas.

(start video at 12 seconds. WATCH ONE PLAY. then stop the video. Trust me)

Washington State's passing game  is one of the most prolific in America. And, they run the ball better than people think as well. To curtail one or both of those parts of the opposing offense, all of deon Bush's many talents will have to be on display when the Hyundai Sun Bowl kicks off later today.

Go Canes