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Former UF TE cleared to play for South Florida

Posted on: August 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 3:33 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Florida commit Mike McFarland will be allowed to play in the upcoming season for South Florida after being granted a waiver by the NCAA.

The school announced on Wednesday that the Tampa Bay native will not have to sit out a year after transferring to USF earlier this month. McFarland cited an undisclosed family illness as his reason for seeking a transfer closer to home. He has been working out with the team through most of fall camp, and thanks to the NCAA he will be able to suit up for the Bulls in their opener against Notre Dame.

Greg Auman, of the St. Petersburg Times writes that the 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman "has looked sharp in preseason" and can immediately help a position that has already lost potential starter Jeff Hawkins to a season-ending knee injury. Junior quarterback B.J. Daniels has struggled to develop his consistency in the passing game over the last two seasons, so any potential matchup advantages he can get will help the Bulls in their pursuit of an elusive Big East title.
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