During his year-end press conference a week ago, Miami coach Al Golden said there hadn't been any major changes to his roster and he didn't "foresee any players leaving."

That changed Tuesday as Miami confirmed that offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche, a rising senior,is seeking a transfer. The school gave no reason for his impending departure. He will not be able to transfer to any ACC schools or any of the non-conference opponents on Miami's 2014 schedule. 

Though Bunche saw action in 11 games this season for Miami, his lone start came at left guard in the Hurricanes' season opener against FAU. Fellow lineman Jonathan Feliciano, who announced last week he was returning to Miami for his senior season, saw 11 starts at that same position. Bunche started 12 games in 2012. 

With Bunche headed elsewhere and Brandon Linder, Seantrel Henderson and Jared Wheeler graduating, that leaves Miami with three linemen--Feliciano, Ereck Flowers, and Shane McDermott--that made double-digit starts this season. 


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Sophomores Alex Gall and Taylor Gadbois, who earned praise from Golden throughout the season as being some of the younger players that were performing well, return. Gall saw action in 11 games this season, while Gadbois played in four games. 

Also returning will be Danny Isidora, who missed the majority of the season with a foot injury before seeing time in Miami's final two regular-season games. Also back will be Hunter Wells (who played in four games), Sean Harvey (9 games), Hunter Knighton, who was injured and redshirt freshman Sunny Odogwu

Two of Miami's early enrollees--Trevor Darling and Kc McDermott--are offensive linemen and the Hurricanes have received verbal commitments from two other linemen including Linder's younger brother Nick Linder, a standout at St. Thomas Aquinas, and four-star prospect Reilly Gibbons out of St. Petersburg Catholic.