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Miami getting Ramon Buchanan back

Posted on: January 20, 2012 5:48 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Al Golden and Miami got some good news about the Hurricanes defense in 2012 on Friday. It was announced that senior linebacker Ramon Buchanan had been granted a medical hardship waiver, and will be allowed to play for one more season. 

Buchanan played the first four games of the season for the Hurricanes before suffering a knee injury that ended his season against Bethune-Cookman on October 1st. Before the injury Buchanan had made 18 tackles, 2 for a loss, and had also blocked a kick.

In his career Buchanan has started 15 of the 39 games he's played in, making 106 tackles with 13.5 for a loss.

Miami was prepared to move into 2012 with only 6 starters returning on a defense that allowed only 20.1 points per game in 2011, good enough to rank the Hurricanes 18th in the country in that stat. With Buchanan joining the fray it should help Miami's chances of maintaining that success on defense, which it will need to do considering only 4 starters will be returning on offense.

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Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Miami getting Ramon Buchanan back

Good news to hear...this will definetely be a re-building year for the Canes and with the impending sanctions looming, they will need all the help they can get...lots of talent on the bench last year, but not much of it is game ready, which will be interesting to see them develop...Golden is doing everything right and I certainly believe he is the right man for the job...The U will be back, just might take a few years, depending on the NCAA hammer...Keep on fightin' Canes...It's all about the U...

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