Susan here again...
OK, here's basically what I'm writing in my practice report for tomorrow, only this blog (by Susan, not THE MAN-ny) will have most of what Shannon said:
The case of wide receivers Sam Shields and Ryan Hill has been solved -- kind of.
After several messages popped up Tuesday on University of Miami football-related Internet boards saying Shields and Hill were suspended, UM coach Randy Shannon said it wasn't true that day after practice.
On Wednesday, Shannon said Shields and Hill were playing with the scout team, as they were spotted with different jerseys. Shannon said the two also played on the scout team Tuesday -- and on the regular team, he said -- but he reiterated they were not suspended.
"Everybody's got to play both things, because we have numbers problems," said Shannon, who listed TB Shawnbrey McNeal, LB Kylan Robinson, LB Allen Bailey and, LB Eric Houston as others who have played with the scout team.
When asked if Shields and Hill were demoted, Shannon answered, "They played scout team."
He said "they might start'' against Duke and "they might not. It depends how they practice.
"You've got to get everybody ready. Here's another one. When we were doing special teams, did you all realize DajLeon Farr, [Chris] Zellner, Lance Leggett, Tavares Gooden and Kylan Robinson were on special teams scout team? That's my point. Everybody has to play it. I don't let nobody get off with anything. So, I just really don't have a true scout team. Everybody's got to give a look."
More Shannon: "You're going to see next week some other guys will be on scout team, and then you'll come back and say, 'Why are these guys on scout team?' Everybody plays scout team.
"That settles things. Now. When game time comes, game time comes. Guys have got to practice better. Guys have got to do a good job. OK. Lance Leggett didn't start against FIU. He didn't practice well. Did you all make a big deal out of that? So what's the big deal? When guys play well they're going to play well. You all know how I am. If guys ain't doing the right thing, what's going to happen?''
Shannon was then asked, So they're not practicing well -- Hill and Shields? Shannon: "Everybody has to practice well, OK. If they're not practicing well, you'll know. If they are, you'll know. I'm not holding any punches.''
OK, UM FANS, SO I ASK YOU ONE LAST TIME: NOW, AFTER READING JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING (AND EVERYTHING PERTINENT) RANDY SAID, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OUT OF THIS? I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED, BUT I STILL THINK THEY EITHER WEREN'T PRACTICING WELL OR LIKE SOME OF YOU SAID IN YOUR COMMENTS, HE WANTS TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THEM TO ENSURE THEY PLAY WELL AGAINST DUKE! AGAIN, WOULD LOVE YOUR COMMENTS. I'M GOING HOME NOW. GOOD NIGHT!