Big 12: Brandon Minor

McGuffie leaving Michigan, could land in Big 12

December, 12, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com'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.

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