Big 12: Brandon Minor

McGuffie leaving Michigan, could land in Big 12

December, 12, 2008

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Heralded freshman running back Sam McGuffie will be leaving Michigan and could surface at a Texas school after he transfers.

McGuffie played in 10 games for the Wolverines, and started six. He lost his starting job in mid-October to junior Brandon Minor.

McGuffie, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Cypress, Texas, repeatedly struggled with injuries late in the season. He sustained two concussions, including one on a kickoff return which was his  only touch in the Wolverines' final game against Ohio State.

He was the second-leading rusher on Michigan's team with 486 yards and also provided 19 receptions for 175 yards.

The Ann Arbor News reported that McGuffie has talked about transferring to a school in Texas or Oklahoma. A likely candidate might be Texas A&M, which recently lost Michael Goodson from next season's team.

McGuffie's injuries will be a concern and he will miss next season as his transfer year. But he should be able to contribute wherever he lands.