Vols in hunt for ex-Miami QB Marve

Tennessee is in the mix of schools hoping to land quarterback Robert Marve, although Purdue is thought to be the frontrunner for the transfer from the University of Miami, a source close to the situation told the News Sentinel on Wednesday.

A decision should come soon so Marve can enroll in summer school. He would be eligible for the 2010 season and have two years of eligibility.

Marve could not be reached for comment by the News Sentinel.

Marve has taken visits to Purdue, Nebraska, Arizona State and South Florida since leaving Miami.

Miami refused to release Marve to UT, Florida and LSU, meaning he would have to pay for his school for one year if he transferred to one of those schools.

Miami placed the restrictions on Marve’s transfer because it believed tampering might have occurred with those three schools.

"The University of Miami has reason to believe that the Marve family or others on behalf of the Marve family contacted those institutions during the 2008 season regarding Robert's potential transfer prior to him having been given his release by UM," the university said in a statement released in January. "We are not suggesting any wrongdoing on the part of any of the universities mentioned."

Marve told The Associated Press that he has not had any contact with those schools.

"I don't understand it," Marve told the AP. "It's crazy. I don't understand why they wouldn't give me the other three schools. I'm not sure. I just want more options for me, so I can do what's best for me. I just don't understand this."

UT and Florida were thought to be two of the schools Marve was most interested in before Miami’s restrictions were announced.

"The only reason I can even see them saying that I can't go to those three schools is what people have been saying on blogs and message boards and what not," Marve told the AP. "The blogs were saying I was transferring before transferring even crossed my mind."

If Marve chooses Purdue, he can be placed on scholarship immediately.

Marve is originally from Tampa, Fla., but his family has a second home in Michigan.

Marve signed with Miami in 2007 as one of the top pro-style quarterback prospects in the nation. He missed his freshman season due to injuries suffered in a car crash before the season began.

Marve was suspended by the Hurricanes twice for a game, including the Emerald Bowl. Marve passed for 1,293 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions, starting 11 of 13 games this past season.

UT is searching for a quarterback to at least provide depth for the 2010 season. The Vols have only one experienced quarterback scheduled to return for 2010: junior Nick Stephens.

The Vols have offered scholarships to Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood (Calif.) High School, Andrew Hendrix of Moeller High in Cincinnati and Jake Heaps of Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash. UT will also evaluate Cameron Newton of Blinn Community College in Brenham, Texas, and Matt Simms of El Camino Community College in Torrance, Calif.

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the_1_don#407478 writes:

Get Him Lane!

the_1_don#407478 writes:

Oh yeah----First!!!! 1st and last time probably

dshawn13#224876 writes:

I think newton would be a better choice. Anybody know how many yrs Newton would have left?

the_1_don#407478 writes:

Newt would have 2 I think! Pretty sure cause he red shirted first year and played last!

the_1_don#407478 writes:

Actually probably only one after he sits this year!

dbc5361 writes:

No news here. Move along.

Volfan4everandaday writes:

GO GET NEWTON

the_1_don#407478 writes:

I really couldn't find anything on his two one gamers from last season. I was just about to mix and match newton and marve together.

ryan_storie#400647 writes:

If you look at marve's numbers while he was at Miami, there not that impressive but we are talking about beating out crompton.

Volomatic writes:

Looks like they read espn's article that was put out this morning and tried to reword some it great job at reporting old news

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/st...

SPEVol writes:

The obligatory Violation of Team Rules.

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to the_1_don#407478:

I really couldn't find anything on his two one gamers from last season. I was just about to mix and match newton and marve together.

The first, he smashed a car mirror in '07 (suspended the 1st game of 08) and the bowl game he was suspended for missing a class, due to a miscommunication (no idea what it was)

rich182x writes:

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UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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Wrong again Zz. Kiffin has not said anyone is the QB yet.

gavol74 writes:

if he could not hack it in the ACC he sure wont be able to handle the SEC...Come heaps,Come on to gods country Knoxville Tn...But the again he is probally better than anything we have......Who's knows....he may be great..???

CoverOrange writes:

If either Marve or Newton signs that is just going to derive another "UT is Thug U" article from John Adams, regardless of whether it is a legit charge or not.

Both would be eligible in 2010 (not competing with Crompton) and both would have two years remaining (2010-2011).

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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Stephens and Rozier. Kiffin specifically said that the starting QB has not been chosen.

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

If either Marve or Newton signs that is just going to derive another "UT is Thug U" article from John Adams, regardless of whether it is a legit charge or not.

Both would be eligible in 2010 (not competing with Crompton) and both would have two years remaining (2010-2011).

Marve can actually apply for a medical redshirt year for his first year (due to a broken risk) for a sixth year of eligibility, but we all know how that goes.

UTandETSUfan writes:

wow, risk? what was i thinking. Wrist... sorry.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to UTandETSUfan:

Stephens and Rozier. Kiffin specifically said that the starting QB has not been chosen.

Nick will eventually be our starting qb.

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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And yet they both have a better chance of being a Pro QB than teblow

gnm53108 writes:

in response to UTandETSUfan:

And yet they both have a better chance of being a Pro QB than teblow

Ouch!

Freshly_Cut_Grass writes:

Wonder what Dave Hooker's Volquest screenname is?

knoxVOLrockytop writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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you've saw "two hop rosie" throw a football? you are a true, dedicated vol fan!

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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Sorry, I can't hear you over Tebow going undrafted. Right there next to Crompton.

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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All you do is insult Vol fans, coaches, and players while heaping praise on UF fans, coaches, and players.

Do you have nothing better to do?

By the way, one-hop Jon led his UT team to more total offense than Teblow did in Neyland last year. Pretty pathetic.

Almost as pathetic as your life on a message board.

Friggin loser.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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We'll be fine with Nick.

onefaro writes:

Don't believe the Marve reason for being suspended from playing. He missed more classes and the last one was the straw that broke the camels back.

His first suspension was for being arrested for a dumb act and was arrested. If you get arrested at UM, depending the offense (Broke a car mirror in his rage with his girlfriend) you DO NOT play the next game. He was injured in an auto accident and could not play his Freshman year and his FIRST game he could play was the first game of 2008.

The word on the street is his Dad and HS coach were shopping him around during the 2008 season and when UM made the transfer rule, his Dad said he needed him Close to home because he had cancer. Neb., AZ St, Purdue, and UT are real close to Tampa FL.

UT needs to look at the whole picture with this guy.

golfballs03 writes:

Who would we rather have? Cam Newton, Robert Marve, or Heaps?

vol_chaz writes:

The count is going up on Qbs we've offered. I think at least one of them gets froggy and jumps....soon. If they don't they'll be left in the dust..

therewillbeorange writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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Read the article before you post. Then you won't sound so dumb.

gnm53108 writes:

D#mn,They axed SLIMJIM85VOLS.

Free SLIMJIM!
Free TDTN!

Mobbdeep4life writes:

I know people will question if Marve is actually that good. His numbers last year at Miami were not outstanding yet Miami was one of the youngest teams in D1 this past year. Other than Cooper at running back (sophomore) it seemed like every other skill player was a freshman. I'm sure there were others but I recall a few receivers making big plays but they were freshmen. So if Marve can practice this year and learn this offense imagine how good he might be. He's got an arm and can avoid pressure which is always a plus. This would give us a good "recruit" for 2010.
How long until the season? I can't wait.....

kman29 writes:

in response to the_1_don#407478:

Newt would have 2 I think! Pretty sure cause he red shirted first year and played last!

Cam Newton did not redshirt his freshman year. If you remember he played half of the 4th qtr. against Tennessee in 2007. He would be entering his junior year this year.

Ironcity writes:

We have a number of QB's just like him. Thanks Miami you saved us from a mistake.

tennezz writes:

Gatorz4 YOU NEED TO GET HELP, You have a serious problem!!!

chrisw2967 writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

If either Marve or Newton signs that is just going to derive another "UT is Thug U" article from John Adams, regardless of whether it is a legit charge or not.

Both would be eligible in 2010 (not competing with Crompton) and both would have two years remaining (2010-2011).

Newton would be able to play this year.

andy112382#209793 writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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If our coaches were going for just any ol' QB, Boyd would be competing for the job right now.

They have been very selective on which QBs they want, only ones who fit into their offense and, unlike Tebow, can have a future as an NFL QB, and most importantly, doesn't wear panties as we learned the Florida Reptiles do....

gnm53108 writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

If either Marve or Newton signs that is just going to derive another "UT is Thug U" article from John Adams, regardless of whether it is a legit charge or not.

Both would be eligible in 2010 (not competing with Crompton) and both would have two years remaining (2010-2011).

Agree about Adams.

Why does he even want to live in Knoxville?He seems to hate everything and everybody involved with the University of Tennessee.

chrisw2967 writes:

in response to UTandETSUfan:

Sorry, I can't hear you over Tebow going undrafted. Right there next to Crompton.

Teblow is going to the CFL. where he can play QB.

ballewville6 writes:

gators4 you are a bug and i would like to step on you and squish you like the bug you are maby one day we will meet at a game maby in knoxville or atlanta fot falcons and dolphins or miami at a phins game

prideofthesouthland writes:

What took so long for this article to appear? ESPN was on it this afternoon. I hate ESPN!!!!!!

gnm53108 writes:

in response to prideofthesouthland:

What took so long for this article to appear? ESPN was on it this afternoon. I hate ESPN!!!!!!

Dont care for espn either.

By the way,love the username.

donniedem writes:

in response to gatorz4:

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Your mostly right Gatorz4. We are looking for the next outstanding QB at Tennessee. We are painfully aware that our QB's of late have been weak. The result...5-7 We do know football here in Tn, even if you won't admit that we do. Also I don't agree with your usage of the word ANY. We want an athletic, smart, dedicated QB to lead us after 2009. We will get the right man for the job!! Count on it!! We may not do to much this year in Gainesville, but just give it time.

jimmy71#237592 writes:

the scroll on espn news reports that he is coming to UT, not Purdue...as of about 15 minutes ago

gnm53108 writes:

in response to jimmy71#237592:

the scroll on espn news reports that he is coming to UT, not Purdue...as of about 15 minutes ago

Hmmm,Do they still recruit two freshman for the 2010 class?

Gotta think they would still be after atleast one.

tnman1025 writes:

As of 3:43 a.m. on the East Coast there is no report on the scroll of ESPNEWS that says Marve is coming to Tennessee. I guess they could have put it up and then taken it down, but I saw the scroll go by 3 times and no time did I see it say Marve to Tennessee.

belayvol writes:

If he signs with us, i got dibs on his nickname. Marve N' The Martian. Hit em with the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator again Marve N'.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to belayvol:

If he signs with us, i got dibs on his nickname. Marve N' The Martian. Hit em with the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator again Marve N'.

Good one.

I say boy,boy,listen when to me when I'm talkin to ya son.

Doent listen to a word I say.

gnm53108 writes:

How funny is it that in the state of Florida Lane has gotten
2 prize recruits,had a gator logo taken down,and a Tennessee logo PLUS a picture of himself put up in the states most sucessfull(lately) football stadium lockeroom.

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