South Florida out of running for Marve

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Former Miami quarterback Robert Marve's long process of deciding on a new school has apparently come down to two choices: Purdue or Tennessee.

South Florida had also offered the Tampa resident a scholarship, and Marve had been to a couple of Bulls' practices this spring.

But really, this does not seem like a big loss for South Florida. The Bulls should be in good shape after Matt Grothe graduates with backups B.J. Daniels and Evan Landi, both of whom had terrific springs. They are just as capable, if not more so, of running Mike Canales' offense than Marve. And neither will bring the potential distractions of the Miami transfer. Marve was far from spectacular in his season with the Hurricanes anyway.

In the end, this might have been the best possible outcome for South Florida.