Miami football: RB Gus Edwards to transfer

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With a number of holes to fill, the list just got a little longer for coach Mark Richt. Richt, who will be going into his second year as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, will likely be leaning on a lot of young and inexperienced players next season.

Today, he got word that running back Gus Edwards would be transferring to another school to play football.

The Miami Sun-Sentinel was first to report the news.

Edwards had fallen to third on the depth chart under first year coach Richt, and apparently didn’t like the way the outlook of his final season was shaping up. With that in mind, Edwards decided he stood a better chance of receiving the lions share of carries elsewhere.

It remains unclear where he will transfer, but Syracuse seems the likeliest landing spot.

Edwards was recruited under head coach Al Golden from Staten Island. Edwards was originally committed to Syracuse, before ultimately flipping and joining the Canes in Miami. With Golden now gone, it appears the Edwards transfer is part of the coaching change fallout.

Richt was originally enthusiastic about the back, gushing about his size and speed. It appeared he would use him similar to the way he used big, bruising backs while coaching at Georgia. That never materialized, and now Gus Edwards continues his journey elsewhere.

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