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Austin McGehee Transfers From Purdue

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The incoming freshman punter is no longer incoming.

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I have to say that this is a shock. incoming freshman punter Austin McGehee, who was expected to compete as the starting punter from day one after the departure of Cody Webster, announced today he is leaving the program even before fall practice begins:

This is bizarre, as he hasn't even been away from home long enough to really be homesick. Here is what he had to say on his personal Twitter:

Also this:

I guess we'll never know the reason, but I do wish him well. This all but hands the starting punter's job to junior Thomas Meadows, who handled duties in the spring and has been practicing to win the job straight up in fall camp. He is the lone player on the entire roster even close to being a punter. Paul Griggs and Ian McDougall are both primarily placekickers and I would also bet that this likely eliminates Meadows from the placekicking race too.