CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami quarterback Robert Marve will not play against Cal in the Emerald Bowl later this month because of a violation of team academic rules.

Marve told The Associated Press that the suspension stems from "a miscommunication about absentees for a class." He was not with the team for practice Thursday, and the team did not have any immediate comment, other than that Marve was excused for the day and returned to his home in Tampa for personal reasons.

Marve said he was returning to campus later Thursday.

Jacory Harris, who started the season-opener against Charleston Southern and appeared in all other 11 Miami games this year, will be the first-stringer when the Hurricanes (7-5) play California (8-4) in San Francisco on Dec. 27.

It's unclear what this could mean for Marve's future with the Hurricanes.

"I'm just taking all this one thing at a time," Marve told The AP.

Miami coach Randy Shannon was expected to discuss the situation later Thursday after the team finished practice.

Marve completed 116 of 213 passes for 1,293 yards this season for Miami, with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He would have gotten some playing time last year as a true freshman, but ultimately had to redshirt the year because of injuries suffered in a car crash shortly before Miami opened training camp last summer.



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