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Shaq Quarterman staying for senior season with Hurricanes

All 3 Miami starting linebackers coming back

Miami's Shaq Quarterman pressures the quarterback.
Miami's Shaq Quarterman pressures the quarterback. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Manny Diaz picked up big help for his defense on Tuesday.

Linebacker Shaq Quarterman announced on Twitter that he will be returning for his senior season.

Quarterman tweeted, "One more round. I'm all in!"

This is a huge gain for new head coach Manny Diaz.

Quarterman joins Zach McCloud and Michael Pinckney, who all announced that they'd be back for their final season.

The 'Canes had the second-ranked defense in the country.

Diaz is replacing Mark Richt, who suddenly announced his retirement Sunday. Diaz will be formally introduced as Miami's 25th head coach Wednesday.


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