Turns out, Miami safety Bubba Bolden’s first interception as a Hurricane since transferring from USC ended up being the most regrettable play of his college career.
After a third-quarter interception at Florida State, the first-team Parade All-American celebrated with fellow Miami safety Gurvan Hall with a sloppy jumping chest bump that sent both players falling awkwardly to the ground.
The redshirt sophomore landed like this, badly injuring his right ankle.
UM coach Manny Diaz confirmed Monday afternoon at his press conference that Bubba will be out the remainder of the season with a broken ankle.
“We will not have Bubba for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, he’ll be out for the season, which is tough on our defense, because he was really, really starting to play at a very high level.’’
Coach Diaz was asked his take on the aggressive celebration that ultimately ended the season of one of his key defensive weapons.
“I know. That was definitely unfortunate. You hate to see things like that happen. It’s just unlucky. But guys are enthusiastic. You want guys to be excited for their teammate. Gurvan and Bubba in essence play the same position. At times they’re battling for playing time on the field and to see the two of them celebrate together like that is really what you want to see as a coach. You don’t want to see a guy limping off after that.”
Silver lining: at least the pick was sexy.
[h/t Miami Herald]