Word is that Robert Marve will be a Boilermaker by week’s end. It came down to Purdue and Tennessee, with Marve deciding against walking on in Knoxville and sitting a year before getting his shot in West Lafayette come 2010.
I know some Miami fans are tired of hearing Marve’s name. I’m right there with you. That said, it’s a story and it needs to be understood that a percentage of Cane fans simply aren’t going to “get over it”.
When Marve came aboard, he was welcomed with open arms; an instant member of the U Family. He sat out year one due to injury, but was thought to be the next great Miami quarterback. He had an erratic up and down redshirt freshman campaign, never doing enough to solidify the starting gig, allowing Jacory Harris to get a foot in the door as a true freshman.
Marve got in trouble with the law, he didn’t get it done in the classroom and when faced with adversity, he not only turned tail and ran – but he and his family badmouthed UM and Randy Shannon on their way out.
For those who are ‘over’ the Marve saga, good for you. But don’t expect others not to be caught up in the soap opera. The same way you’d keep tabs on an ex lover and take an ounce of joy in finding out things aren’t going so swell for them – it’s comparable to how some fans feel about Marve, who basically left the Canes at the altar. Understand that when you’re quick to tell your fellow fan to ‘move on’.
One last parting shot from the allCanesBlog.com. I hope the fine educators at Purdue can teach Robbie a thing or two about geography. Last I checked, West Lafayette is about 1,100 miles from Tampa and Coral Gables is a good 275 miles from the Marve casa.
For a kid who wanted to move closer to home for his ailing dad, Indiana is hardly a neighboring state. I’m just saying…