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Shannon exclusive (Part II)

Here is the second part of our exclusive interview with Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon on Tuesday. To listen to the audio interview, visit our audio section. In this take, we talk to him about what the team is doing now, which players did well at the end of the season, how much he and his staff are counting on the incoming freshman class, throwing the ball late in the first half against Boston College and if it was a mistake, and his feelings about whether or not players like Kenny Phillips and Calais Campbell should enter the draft early.

Q: What do you do now that the season is over?
A: We’re in the weight room. We’re in the weight room as of today. Everybody is lifting. We just start like we do in spring football. A lot of lifting. And most of the coaches are out recruiting. It’s like spring football without hitting. We’re out lifting, hitting a lot of weights. Getting ready for the upcoming season, that’s what we’re doing.

Q: Did that meeting have kids that aren’t coming back or can’t come back?
A: No. Everyone was there. We talked about what we got to do next season. What we expect out of everybody. Then, I told the seniors what they got to expect out of the draft and the combines and things like that. And that some of the guys might not get invited, but don’t think you’re not good players. Some of you guys will get invited to bowl games. Be honest and up front about the truth about anything that happens. And I told them from our standpoint we can’t release anything [regarding injuries] because we’re a private institution. If somebody says, a coach at the University of Miami said something, we cannot do that unless they sign a release.

Q: So, what’s the atmosphere like? Was it sad? How did they take this loss?
A: I don’t know. Some guys take it differently.

Q: All coacheds are going to be out recruiting? You’re allowed in home visits?
A: Yeah. A lot of coaches went out and did some and they’re doing it the rest of the week.

Q: How would your evaluate your season as a coach?
A: Not very good. We lost games. That’s all. Lost too many games.

Q: Is there anything you would like to do better, not the players, you?
A: We’re evaluating a lot of stuff now as we go along. Me and Coach Nix talked this morning about things we need to do offensively for the upcoming season. Things we need to look at, how we can make our team better.

Q: Nix had complete control of the offense?
A: Yes.

Q: And what about the play everybody is talking about with :52 left in the first half against Boston College?
A: Yes. It was fine. One thing I’m not going to do - and you can tell all your little blog people - 52 seconds left on the clock, if it was the end of the game, its 7-0 what would we do? We’d be in the 2-minute drill trying to get points.

Q: But that’s the end of the game. This was before halftime?
A: 52 seconds is a lot of time to move up the field. No matter how you call it. If you say well, coach gave up. He didn’t want to go for it. Well, next story will be written that coach Shannon has lost confidence in his players, he’s not trying to score any points. So, either way it goes, I’m OK this way, I’m OK that way. So, I’m really not worried about it.

Q: But it was before the half?
A: We need points.

Q: But knowing your offense, you guys have thrown a lot of interceptions, why risk it?
A: I can’t go into games thinking somebody is going to throw a pick. I’ve got to into a game thinking you got to execute what you got called.

Q: But you went in down 14-0 instead of 7-0.
A: It don’t make a difference, we tied the game 14.

Q: But it would have made a difference…
A: It’s not. It wouldn’t. You never know what would have happened. I’m aggressive. You realize I run more fakes than eve?. I’m trying to find a way to win games. I’m not going to sit up here and say we should have gone into the half down 7-0. So you think we should have ran the ball and gone out of the half…

Q: Larry [Coker] did that a lot.
A: I don’t do that. And you always cut throat him all the time [laughter]. There was different personnel. I’m not going to do that. When I tell the players I’m going to be aggressive, I mean that.

Q: Are you meeting with Donna Shalala? Does she meet with the coaches after the season to evaluate?
A: No.

Q: And Paul Dee?
A: No. Me and Paul always talk. We talk every once to three weeks.

Q: How would the athletic director affect you?
A: I don’t worry about that right now.

Q: You have three more years left on your contract?
A: I really don’t know. I can’t remember.

Q: What about facilities?
A: Next week Monday I got to meet with four companies on the locker room and upstairs and the big team meeting room.

Q: Is that from the money the Rock donated?
A: That’s from a lot of money. We’re trying to redo the weight room, meeting room, we’re thinking about redoing that to get it in more of an auditorium style deal. The locker room and some of the stuff upstairs, we’re going to try to redo. And next month, we’re going to live in trailers until about mid to late December until the entire spring football. Locker room and weight room.

Q: What about Kenny Phillips and Calais Campbell and the draft?
A: I talked to them today. Kenny is filling out his paper work to see where he’s going to be drafted. Calais is filling out his paperwork. I think the thing that has happened is that too many people have been saying they’re number one picks and not letting those guys go through the proper procedure. I told them go through the procedures. Put your name into the NFL, let them evaluate you and let them tell you where you need to be at. They give you a range.

Q: If somebody is told their range is first round or top of the second round is that a good enough reason to leave?
A: That’s not for me to decide that’s for them to decide. I tell everybody and I use John Vilma and DJ [Williams], everybody wanted them to leave the year before. Oh, they’re going to be players. But when they got their paperwork back, they were third round. John and DJ stayed and they were top 15 picks. That’s the money difference people don’t realize. Devin Hester is doing a great job. Third round money. How much money has he missed?

Q: But Devin Hester is going to be rich soon isn't he?
A: Yeah, but you fail to realize the difference between $5 and $10 million you could have had two or three years ago. No matter what, if he waits, that’s $5 to $10 million he could have had. Now, he gets in the league, no matter what, he’s going to get another contract if he waited a year. So, add that $5 to $10 million that you never would have gotten otherwise.

Q: But here’s what your not saying, it’s the injury?
A: You can get injured just walking out the door. That’s just how it is.

Q: But its football, blown out knees can happen…
A: Its only happened one time, twice that I know of at the University of Miami. Melvin Bratton and Willis McGahee. It hasn’t happened any other time. Ed Reed stayed. Jonathan Vilma stayed. That defensive line.

Q: Frank Gore left and did well…
A: Third round money.

Q: What about Jeremy Shockey? People said he was making a mistake…
A: You got to remember one thing about me, I’m going to let the NFL make decisions. I don’t know if Shockey went through the procedures. Had he gone through it, he would have found out quick. That’s the thing I tell the guys, its your decision, but you got to understand, if you miss out on the money, you can never ever make it back. No matter what anybody says, there’s no guarantee you’ll get it on that second contract. Those $5 or $6 million you missed on that first go around, you’ll never ever get that again. Portis, prime example. My buddy Portis. He and I sat in that office and talked about it. We called some teams, called five teams all of them said second round. He sent his paperwork in, all of them said second round. Portis went second round.

Q: Portis was very upset, too, I remember he walked out of his draft party…
A: He was very upset. He got a lot of money now, but how much money did he miss? A lot. Because if Portis stays, you know he’s going to be a top five pick then.

Q: He was here now because of Sean. Have any of your former guys called you since the shooting?
A: No.

Q: What are you most proud from this season?
A: I look at it from the young guys standpoint all these young guys that have played. It reminds me and I tell everybody it reminds me of when we played Dan, Santana, Reggie, Damione Lewis and those young guys and the next thing you know. The following year, I was gone, but I think we won eight games, then 10 or 11, then the following year, they won it. So, that’s what I’m looking at. I see the progress of these young guys doing a lot of good things here and how they have stayed out of off the field problems during the season. And I said this, we’re going to build a team that does the right things on and off the field. The first thing is we’re building a team that is doing things right off the field. Now, we’re going to take the next step. Now, we’re going to build a team that has the mentality of this what we got to get done, lets work on it, lets create plays, lets get playmakers and get a lot of things that got to get done.

Q: What do you think is your strength? I know a lot of people said defense going into this past season.
A: I don’t know why everybody thought defense was our strength.

Q: Well, you had Kenny Phillips and Calais Campbell coming back. Why not?
A: But your missing a valuable part, the middle. You missed your defensive tackle, your middle linebacker and your missing your safety which is Brandon Meriweather. That’s the middle of your defense. If you got those guys, your solid, your very fine in what you can get done. I don’t know what’s going to be the strength. I really don’t. I look at the offensive line, but we got to develop a center. That’s going to be a key ingredient. If we can develop a center, we’ll be fine then. If we don’t we’re going to struggle.

Q: But what about quarterback?
A: If you can’t snap, you can’t do anything.

Q: Right, but let’s say whatever happens, somebody young takes over quarterback, isn’t that hard to expect them to do well right away?
A: No. Because the offensive center has to make the line calls. He’s got to protect that quarterback. If we’re not able to make the line calls, you can forget it.

Q: Who would be the center next year?
A: Right now, we got [A.J.] Trump, Tyler Horne and Matt Pipho. Those are the three that got to compete for it.

Q: Is Trump OK?
A: He flew around. Came back from his injury, did OK.

Q: Are you looking for Glenn [Cook] to come back and be the middle linebacker?
A: Don’t know. It just depends on how we evaluate and when we’re watching film. Whatever the three linebackers are that are the best and give us the best chance to win.

Q: What about linebacker Romeo Davis?
A: He’s coming off his injury. He’s got another year.

Q: How about Daryl Sharpton? How did he do?
A: He did well this season. His last five games, he did well. He’s played a lot of football and he’s learned a lot.

Q: Is the biggest issue with linebacker the fact these guys have so much trouble covering backs and tight ends?
A: The biggest issue with the linebackers is we have no depth. All we had was three guys, if one guy gets nicked, it was always a problem.

Q: Has Spencer Adkins struggled a little bit?
A: He had to learn two positions. And Daryl is a middle linebacker, but he’s an outside linebacker. You don’t want to change Tavares Gooden who did pretty good at middle linebacker. You taught Daryl all of outside and now you got to teach him inside. It was a year that you know what, you had to coach the best out of them, all you can. They did a lot of good things at some point and then a lot of things when the screwed up sometimes.

Q: Any guys going to be switching positions?
A: There’s going to be some guys that switch positions and we’re evaluating that now as we watch some film. We’ll talk to some guys over the next couple of weeks. This is what we expect out of you by next year and compete at this position.

Q: Kylan Robinson is a guy that switched to linebacker…
A: He switched to linebacker because he really wasn’t a fullback. A guy that we just needed to just go and knock people off the ball. He’s not that guy. But he’s a good athlete.

Q: How about Colin McCarthy?
A: Colin did good when he was healthy. Colin is really a true freshman. Everybody thinks he’s a sophomore. Colin didn’t play much his freshman year. Really, I’m not even sure if he played at linebacker. I think he just played special teams for the most part.

Q: So which freshmen that were on special teams or the scout team do you feel is going to be able to contribute right away next year?
A: I really don’t know. I know offensive coaches talk about [Adewale] Ojomo. They love this guy. And usually when the offense is ranting and raving about somebody, that’s big. Harland Gunn and Tyler Horne did a good job on scout team for us. McKenzie did a phenomenal job. So, usually, when your coaches talk about the scout team players, those are really the guys that are going to step up.

Q: How is he? How is Jermaine’s neck?
A: Fine now. He’s able to practice and take hits. He’s doing a lot of good things.

Q: Some people say he’s got great hands, like Reggie Wayne?
A: He’s got great hands. Marve will throw him the ball and he’ll just go like this [Shannon holds up one hand and cups it like he’s catching a football with one hand]. Robert Marve, and he will just go like this [he does it again].

We got some young guys, some talented guys. But like I said, once we get this foundation and if we can ever do this, be like Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Arizona State, where those guys don’t lose juniors to the draft. They don’t. They keep ‘em and that’s where I think the stability part goes into those programs. Once we’re able to do that like when I was a player, when Ed Reed and them stayed for the next two or three year, they stayed and all grinded it out with each other, that’s when you get your great years. You have that class like Boston College and Virginia Tech had. Talking to coach Jagodzinski, they had 17 guys that were fifth year seniors that started. So, when things got tough, they knew how to stay focused and keep going. When you don’t have that type of class like us, we’ll get back into the games and then now we’re ready to fight and struggle. A veteran team will stay calm. If you don’t have that veteran team, somebody is going to do something they’re not supposed to do, because they’re taking a chance on making a play and that’s where they get you. And that’s what happened to us this year. Somebody would take a chance to make plays and you shouldn’t have. Just keep doing what your doing and that’s what comes when you have that veteran team you don’t have to worry about.

Q: Do you know who you are going to play next year yet in the opener? We heard it might be an ACC team.
A: Not at all. Don’t even know. The only thing I know is we got three road games in a row. The schedule was made before I coached here. Florida, Texas A&M and somebody else.

Q: Do you expect a lot of freshmen to play right out of the gate?
A: Don’t know. I think when you play a lot of freshmen right away, that’s going to cause you to still be behind. I think what you do, its like you build a house. You got your foundation, those guys are coming in to add onto a room or to a kitchen. They’re the add-ons. And when you add on 5 or 6 guys those are the ones in due time will be like [Leonard] Hankerson, the [Demarcus] Van Dykes who come in and help your team or like Shawnbrey [McNeal] and those guys.

Q: So your looking to get a lot of guys to sign?
A: We’re going to be depleted. We still don’t got the numbers. This is how you have to look at it. You need about 15 to 17 offensive lineman. You need about 14 to 15 defensive linemen. You need about 10 to 12 linebackers. You need about 12 to 14 DBs. You need about five running backs. You need about four or five quarterbacks. You need four tight ends, maybe five tight ends, unless you got fullbacks on the team. So when you get those numbers, we don’t have those numbers right now. Receivers is still down. Linebackers are like five down. The DB situation is down dramatically. Our numbers are about right at running backs and quarterbacks. D-Line numbers are not right. DB numbers are not right. Every number is not right.

The thing is everybody is trying to say, how you going to go to Miami? How you going to go to Miami? But everybody sees the numbers are not right at Miami and I think recruits see that. We’re leaving two receivers and the only thing you got left is Sam [Shields], [Jermaine] McKenzie, Leonard [Hankerson], Daniel [Adderley], Khalil [Jones]. Your still five receivers down. A lot of opportunity. The running backs, yeah we got five running backs. The quarterbacks, we got these quarterbacks coming in. If we don’t get these quarterbacks now, we only got two on the team. That’s tough. At linebacker, this year we played with three and half, four linebackers. That’s all we played with. Are we just going to stay with those guys? No. We need to find 5 to 6 linebackers to get our numbers back up. That’s the biggest thing, we got to get our numbers back up because that affects your special teams more than anything. Because those linebackers, safeties and those tight ends, cornerbacks are your special teams. And when your playing with a bunch of receivers and DBs on special teams, that’s how it gets tough and that’s why it was tough for us this year on special teams.

Q: What is your kicking situation?
A: We’re going to try and sign two guys out of high school. We got to get the competition back. We’re going to do it. We’re not just going to rely on Daren Daly. We’re going to rely on the best and whoever can get it done. What did I tell you were going to be two key factors this season? Kicking.

Q: What about the defense, they started giving up a lot of points, any chance of changing scheme?
A: Here’s the thing people don’t realize. We went into the last three games with three defensive ends and one of them had to play defensive tackle. You had Teraz McCray and nobody else ever played before. That’s why the defense was the way it was. Your going into the game where you don’t have Ponder for so many games and you don’t have people. The people said the defense wasn’t this, it wasn’t this. Well, when you don’t have bodies, I don’t care what happens, if I line up and play, it don’t make a difference. When your down in numbers and your only playing six defensive linemen and one of those of those six has to play defensive tackle, that’s tough. And when you only have three linebackers, that becomes tough.

So, there’s a lot of things that play into factor as to why the defense struggled at the end of the season. Early in the season we were doing pretty good. But when that injury bug hit. When you don’t have Courtney [Harris] for awhile. You have Colin out for a couple games. You have Ponder out for a couple games. You have Willie Cooper sitting out a couple games. Where you supposed to go next? Like I said, you can’t cut ‘em, you can’t trade ‘em. You can’t go to the waiver wire. Well, Ok, let’s put some offensive linemen in there. You put those guys in there, but they don’t know how to tackle. They don’t know how to get off blocks. Nobody ever looks at it the same. The defense, that’s supposed to be our strength. The defense was never our strength. I said this early in our season, the offensive line was probably going to be our strength. Everybody looked at Calais Campbell and Kenny Phillips. That’s two guys out of 11. But you never looked at DeMarcus Van Dyke at corner, Bruce Johnson at the other, a whole new lineup at linebacker. Nobody played the same position. So, know where do you go at?

Q: I guess people looked at the beginning of the year and thought you guys were better then…
A: They never looked at after the beginning of the year and the injuries that hit us. And that’s how evaluate what you do all the time. We’re still going to evaluate the last part of the season as a defense and say OK, if this happens again, what do we do? We’re not going to sit back and say those are excuses. Now, we’re going to sit back and look at these last games and say why did we give up all of these points? And we’re going to evaluate those reasons why.

Q: Coach Walton called all those defensive plays?
A: Yes.

Q: Any thought to playing a 3-4?
A: No. The 3-4 you got to have the personnel for it. Here’s how the 3-4 is. You need guys in 3-4 like, to run a 3-4 this is what you need. You need a big Vince [Wilfork] and a bunch of guys that are 6-4, 6-5, 280, 290 that’s playing like defensive ends. Then you need linebackers that are 6-3, 6-4 like Channing Crowder that can just take on blocks all the time. That’s what you need. And that’s why people say that’s why Bill Belichick does what he does. When Bill first got to New England, it took him a little bit to get that defense to where he wanted. Are we a little undersized right now? Yes. But that comes with recruiting. That’s why we’re recruiting these big guys out of high school and stuff like that and now, everybody is going to say, god, they look like that old defense. It’s called recruiting and coaching. Your missing the Cortez Kennedy, the Jerome Browns, the Russell Marylands, your missing those guys that can fit two seats. We’re missing those 310 pounders, 315 pounders and that’s why we’re doing a great job recruiting those type of guys.


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Great interviews - informative. Thanks!


I have said it before and I'll say it again, Randy Shannon is absolutely the right guy for the job. He will get this thing turned around, I just hope that the fans don't misunderstand what he's doing and think we're going to be competing for a national title next year. What I got from this interview is that we are still a little bit away from being good. We've got to develop players and get them going in the right direction. They need to mature and get experience. It will happen, just give it time. Next year we will post a winning record and go to a bowl game. Following year, challenge for the ACC title. Year after that, be in consideration for the national title. That's if we are lucky and everything falls into place, if not it could take even longer. Give it time people, we've been through the bad before (probation years) and we'll get through this like we did then, with time and the right people.

Go Canes!

Sure settled a lot of unfair criticisms at canespace. Randy Shannon will lead us to the promise land...

I was Shannonized from the beginning and believe it! Patience, paience...

Coach Shannon (manny navarro blog nov 28): "you can tell all your little blog people" hi, Randy : )

Coach Shannon (manny navarro blog nov 28): "We’re trying to redo the weight room, meeting room, we’re thinking about redoing that to get it in more of an auditorium style deal. The locker room and some of the stuff upstairs, we’re going to try to redo. And next month, we’re going to live in trailers until about mid to late December until the entire spring football. Locker room and weight room." MUSIC TO MY EARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- USC is negotiating with Rose Bowl officials to begin playing Trojans home games in Pasadena next year ...

This interview is great. You have to listen to the audio version. Randys has a plan. He just needs to go out and do it.

My class: im just bored but this is what i think our class might end up being... note worthy... that this is including my suprise recruits...

QB: Harris, Cook, Smith
RB: Jamie Harper
FB: (Juco) Patrick Hill
WR: Aldarius Johnson, Davon Johnson,Travis Benjamin, Collier, Thompkins, Jonathan Baldwin(suprise recruit) no Streeter he ends up somewhere else since he does not want U and he is not a U material.
OT:Washington, Ben Jones, no patchan is just not feeling him and he does not sound he want to be at the U
DL: Forston, Lewis, Regis,Harper and perhaps there is a strong possebility that Daniel Calvin (juco)
LBs: Arthur Brown(suprise recruit), Spence, Futch, Robinson, Marti, buchanan(could also play db) Lerentee McCray is a 50/50 shot he look like a U material but he is also getting sway by them Gayturds...
DB: Harris, Wylie, Odom,PJ,Victor Johnson,janoris jenkis ( he reopened his recruiting status... and he loves that UM family atmostphere..
K: Jake Wieclaw...

give me your opinion or show me your class...

heard that Fletcher, Telfort, Miller, and McCaskill will all be coming to the U (those are three major ones in Dade)

also Krop has that DT (lawrence taylor's son)... and Norland has that monster reciever but supposedly he likes some other school can't remember which one (read it on a site)... hopefully we can get the Norland monster and Eugene Smith from Miramar (but WVU or UF per Iphi?... thats whats circulating) but we'll have to recruit the hell out of them

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The Hurricanes need immediate help at defensive tackle.

And Bakersfield (CA) Community College DT Daniel Calvin might be a quick fix.

Calvin is a first-team All-Conference selection this year and is rated one of the nation's top JUCO defensive tackle prospects by Rivals.com.

On top of that he wants to be a Hurricane.

"Oh, man, it would be a big chance I go there, a great chance," Calvin said.

Just one holdup: He doesn't have an offer yet.

"Miami's recruiting me – I last talked to coaches a couple of weeks ago," Calvin said. "I spoke to (defensive backs coach) Wesley McGriff. He was saying how he heard about me, wants to watch my film and that I have to get my grades and everything. He said they'd like to see me at Miami."

Calvin says he's heard great things about UM from former Cane Robert Bergman, who attended the same high school as Calvin – Bakersfield High.

"I've been a big fan of the Hurricanes for a long time," Calvin said. "When I was little I remember watching them beat everybody, just winning all the time. I see the players that left Miami like Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp – I'm a big fan of them."

Calvin's team plays in the Southern Cal JUCO championship Dec. 1. He hopes to hear from the Canes by then or soon after.

Otherwise he'll turn his attention to offers he does have. Those include Kansas State, Utah, Nevada and Cal. He had offers from Nebraska and Ole Miss as well before their coaches were fired.

A 6-foot-4, 315-pounder, Calvin runs the 40 in 4.9 seconds.

"I sent in film to Miami and my grades, so we'll see what happens," Calvin said.

goodbye jacksonville, hello charlotte?

Awesome interview Manny. Great work!

That's exactly what I wanted RS to say, thank you.

I work in sports tv on our weekly hs game of the week here in LA. Is there anything legal I can do to perhaps influence so cal players to take a look at the U?

I don't know about the size on defense comment. The way offenses are these days with the spread, I think we need smaller, faster guys on defense just to keep up. How is a 310 pounder going to help stop the spread offense?

All I know is that we better beat the Gators Sept 6th.

Manny great interviews! you always come through w/good stuff.

Benjammin', with one or two good dt's and two good DE's to shut down the run and control the line you can commit your 7 other guys to stop the spread.....to beat Florida we will need a good D-line which can control the run (inside with Tee-boe) and good DE's to stop the options.....and the 7 monsters in the back to take heads off.......trust me, we need 310, guys...(Sapp, Wilfork, Kennedy, etc)..all championship teams...

hey manny, I just finished listening to you and Susan Degans interview with Coach and all I can say is good job on your part. Susan really needs to learn to shut up a bit and listen a little more. She was constantly stepping on Coaches answers. Got really annoying actually. You asked your questions and let him answer. It seamed like she was trying to push him into saying what she wanted to hear.


You and Susan rock for getting the interview and posting it for us. Great stuff.

A message to all recruits considering LSU. Les Miles is the only college football coach with a clause stating; If Michigan offers he can entertain it. He is a blue and yellow man! You will be stupid to go to LSU now

I've been a Canes fan for over 40 years. Seen a lot and been though great and bad. Coach Shannon has so many charastics of his mentor, Jimmy Johnson. Hang in there, don't get discouraged, the 'U' will be fine. I just bought club seats and will be there supporting the team as I have done from the beginning.


Do me a favor, forward this on to Coach Shannon and all the former Canes that you have contact info for...


Everyone should read a horrible article written in Time Magazine. That last paragraph says it all... the change to Randy Shannon seems good, but they don't win now that they aren't thugs


Everyone blast the editor like I did please, together we can stop this negative **** from being written

when time magazine joins the fray ... U transcend sport. ICON

Big Moo, good to see someone catch that. That article angers me more than ever. It's disgusting what the media does to bash the Miami program. Just skimming along, it's a good thing I read the article, now I know were it not for Shalala, WW would be playing at Miami . A bunch of incorrect assumptions, and blatant disregard for anything resembling objective journalism, bah! Whoever wrote it, what a complete and utter tool - a worthless excuse of human excrement.

"... and haven't won a National Championship since 2001." - Tim Padgett, "TIME Magazine"

WHAT?!! Neither have 115 other Division 1-A schools, Dipsh*t!!! If the fact that this "journalist" didn't interview a single representative of da U or the fact that he couldn't separate students from alumni don't discredit the article, the above comment iced it. Garbage journalism at its finest.

Randy I love all the ifs and almosts. Boston College toyed with you. You got beat and you only had 2 ACC wins loser. RS is lost please tell him there 5-7 beating powerhouses like FIU, Duke & Marshall. Randy you are the ACC coach of the year.

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