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Media Day: Shannon speaks

With the start of fall practice set to begin Saturday morning, University of Miami coach Randy Shannon addressed reporters Friday afternoon during Media Day.

Here are some of the highlights of his half hour press conference.

> Shannon said all three quarterbacks -- Cannon Smith, Jacory Harris and Robert Marve -- will get equal snaps "just like they did in the spring" during the team's 24 practices and three night scrimmages (Aug. 9, 15, 19). Incoming freshman Taylor Cook, though, won't get the same number of snaps. "He's too far behind," Shannon explained.

> Shannon said although Cannon Smith doesn't get talked about by most media outlets when discussing who really is competing for the starting job, he said Smith "doesn't get down." He said Smith has "bulked up and his arm is stronger" than it was in the spring.

> Shannon said he is still changing the locker room assignments just like he was last year "every 2 to 3 weeks" to continue to build team chemistry with players who don't necessarily associate with each other. "This team was kind of spread out when I took over," Shannon said. "But they're together now."

> He said the key to having freshmen see the field will be if they are "physically and mentally" ready.

> Regarding injuries, Shannon said defensive end Courtney Harris will miss the season and said defensive tackles Josh Holmes and Chaz Washington will be out during fall drills.

> His reaction to Miami not getting a single vote in the Coaches' poll, released Friday: "When you 5-7 you're not going to get any votes." He continued: "We just got to keep building and we're expecting to be a much better team than we were last year."

> Regarding incoming freshmen and the Clearinghouse, Shannon said he could not give out any names but added "there are about 4 to 5 guys who still aren't cleared." When pressed on who they were, Shannon said "You'll find out tomorrow when you don't see them out there." He said he expects most to be fine and make it into school eventually.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE COMPLETE AUDIO INTERVIEW. Check back over the next couple of days for video and audio interviews of players from today and Saturday's first practice.

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lol Randy is such a hardass...lol..i love it!

First tricks!

Will tomorrows practice be open to the public? If so, what are the times?

Q: Will tomorrows practice be open to the public? If so, what are the times? Posted by: jxrey | August 01, 2008 at 02:50 PM

A:Tomorrow's practice is only open to season ticket holders. 7:45 a.m. at Greentree Practice Field.

Thanks Manny!

Hi Manny

Any new info on Basketball recruiting?? Seen new names popping up on scout wonder what you have heard

Thanks Manny

Biggest thing I got from listening to audio...

Expect to a lot of quick 3-step throws all season. They did this at both spring games.

One question...do we have a legit deep threat??? We threw the ball deep once in the spring game. Is it that our O-Line can't pass block??? We've got to be able to stretch the field in order to move the ball.

"They freshmens"

Love this from the 'Most Hated' thing....

There was another T-shirt sold at last year's game between Miami and Florida State, targeted toward Seminoles fans and meant to be an insult to the Hurricanes. It had the word THUGS across the front, with every letter in green but the U, which of course, was the U logo.

Miami fans wanted to know where they could get one.

I hope all the practices and every scrimmage are open to the public. These guys need to be in front of people all the time. I keep hearing how great these guys are doing and then we see them dropping passes or tripping over themselves in open scrimmages. Maybe they're just choking. Get them in public and keep them there. College football games are won by athletes...we're not going to give up any state secrets until we actually start game-planning for actual opponents.

I CAN'T WAIT! GOD I LOVE THE CANES!

wen we beat the crapy gators will be back in the polls and everybody will c dat the u is back

Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Georgia
2. Southern California
3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
5. Florida
6. LSU

TOUGHEST CONFERENCE

"When you 5-7 you're not going to get any votes." - R. Shannon

NO BOWL GAMES EITHER

"there are about 4 to 5 guys who still aren't cleared." - R. Shannon

QAUNTITY OVER QUALITY - KING OF THE 2 STARS

He said the key to having freshmen see the field will be if they are "physically and mentally" ready - R. Shannon

Even after 4 years under Duhhhh U's fourth choice coach, they will never be ready to compete against any SEC team.

TIME WELL SPENT IN THE CAKEWALK BIG EASY

"These guys need to be in front of people all the time." - ChicagoCane

BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE CAN'T COUNT ON A CROWD DURING HOME GAMES

"we're not going to give up any state secrets" - ChicagoCane

RANDY ALREADY HAS

"When you 5-7 you're not going to get any votes." - R. Shannon

"Any new info on Basketball recruiting??" - Hurricane Moe

ALREADY BYPASSING THE INEVITABLE

Once again, nobody will respond to the questions about the problems arising with the Miami babeball program. It seems like everyone has abandoned ship.

Once again, nobody will respond to the questions about the problems arising with the Miami babeball program. It seems like everyone has abandoned ship.

Posted by: M. kesselman | August 01, 2008 at 07:55 PM


Once again..... Baseball season was over a month and a half ago. It's football season now.

Hi Manny

Any new info on Basketball recruiting?? Seen new names popping up on scout wonder what you have heard

Thanks Manny

Posted by: Hurricane Moe | August 01, 2008 at 03:28 PM

This is kinda like teaching a monkey how to do calculus..........Basketball season was over 4 months ago. It's football season now. Let me know if you 2 have any questions about today's lesson.

QAUNTITY OVER QUALITY - KING OF THE 2 STARS

Posted by: canesrule | August 01, 2008 at 07:07 PM


We'll cover spelling in tomorrow's lesson. Hey, I heard another Gayturd got arrested this week. How come you haven't talked about it "canesrule"?

Yo canesrule you piece of alligator crape-

You talk a lot of bs but you arent man enough to admit the fact that Our canes are yo gayturds daddy- You are our beeeeotch you m---f--- pu-$$y!

You-like allyour "SEC" brethren keep talking about sec this sec that- yet with the exception of 3 national championships in the last 5 years, the sec has only won 3 other national championships in the last 25 years while the ACC has won ehem- 9!

Besides, UM was in the Big EAst at one point and at another point was independent- Which means- who theff-k cares what conference you are in, as long as you win an NC-

because Um has always played anyone anywhere, unlike the scared beeotch gayturds who only after years of begging by UM, was willing to play again! Other than little sisters of the poor- who does UF play outside the conference? Exaaaaactly!

RAndy Shannon- I hope you read this blog:

Thefact that your fellow coaches disrespected Um and what they think of your coaching ability should light a fire under yo a and begin coaching these kids up! Your clock is running Randy! This circular talk BS that you give to the media aint cute anymore! Put up or shut up!
A disgruntled cane who is tired of answering to the gayturds.

It appears to me that canesrule is a "green" wannabe, please try to come up with something more original instead of being a coattail rider

Go Canes

Yeah that is TOTAL CR@P about The U not even getting to one of the lower tier bowls.

Go ahead College Football, go ahead... Keep dissing & laughing at the 'Canes.

We'll see whom has the last laugh.

Once again, nobody will respond to the questions about the problems arising with the Miami babeball program. It seems like everyone has abandoned ship.

Posted by: M. kesselman | August 01, 2008 at 07:55 PM

Kesselman...check this link:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2008/07/hot-time-summer.html

> He said the key to having freshmen see the field will be if they are "physically and mentally" ready

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Aldarius Johnson

Once again, nobody will respond to the questions about the problems arising with the Miami babeball program. It seems like everyone has abandoned ship.

Posted by: M. kesselman | August 01, 2008 at 07:55 PM

Kesselman...check this link:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2008/07/hot-time-summer.html

Posted by: 86Cane | August 01, 2008 at 11:55 PM


This guy is a vulture.

This guy is a vulture.

Posted by: DAU | August 02, 2008 at 12:42 AM

This guy is an idiot.

Manny posts more on Canespace than he does here! What does that tell U???

The Florida Flop will be revisited...
If we win the first 3, this could be an undefeated season! All you haters will finally shed your skin, bow down to the kings of NCAA football, and recognize game in your face.
Shannon ain't about to "Runaway" !

Randy is doing a good job of bringing the team together and giving them the disipline this team lacked under the Coker Joker. He is laying the building blocks for a successful program disipline, great talent, and that brotherhood mentality. The thing is now can he and the staff make gameplans and in game decisions to beat top teams like Florida and Oklahoma as well as middle of the road teams that they should beat like UNC Georgia Tech and rest of the ACC. Too many times last year the staff failed to make the in game changes to lift us to victory instead we lost. I'm pulling for Randy and Nix to get this thing turned around and both be successful with our Canes, but bottom line is they have to show something this year. By that I do not mean it has to be wins and losses but by seeing a team on offense that is diversed and potentially explosive as well as a defense that is not continually out of position, getting burn't on pass plays and for the first time in 5 years is knocking other teams helmets off rather than just waiting for the game to get over. I as well as the rest of the Canes fans want to see those bone jarring hits like Barrow put on Vanover in 92.
And by the way these freshmen thats coming in can't be worse than what we showed the last half of last season. Cook and Smith really need to be given an equal and fair shot at Qb. I mean neither of the four could be worse than what we had last year.

Actually, name a coach, and he was deemed a better head coach than Miami's second-year man. Yep, Shannon was ranked 66th. Dead last.

RECIPE FOR FAILURE - PROMOTE WITHIN

"We'll see whom has the last laugh." - AngryCane

DAVID CUTCLIFFE

"Besides, UM was in the Big EAst at one point and at another point was independent" - jaime duhhh sports genius

CAKEWALK - ASK BUTCH

"Other than little sisters of the poor- who does UF play outside the conference?" - jaime duhhhh sports genius

I would classify poor as having to drive 30+ miles to play your home games in someone else's stadium.

SELF-INFLICTED WOUND

"who theff-k cares what conference you are in, as long as you win an NC" - jaime duhhhh sports genius

OR AT LEAST REACH YOUR CONFERENCE TITLE GAME

"Your clock is running Randy!" - jaime duhhhh sports genius

The big hand is on the 5 and the little hand is on the 7.

BOWL INELIGIBLE

Others NOT Recieving Votes

DUHHHHH U

Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Georgia
2. Southern California
3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
5. Florida
6. LSU

WHERE'S DUHHHHHH ACC?

"The thing is now can he and the staff make gameplans and in game decisions to beat top teams" - cj

Shannon could not make an in-game adjustment if he used all three timeouts consecutively.

NO PRIOR HEAD COACH EXPERIENCE & IT SHOWS

"Too many times last year the staff failed to make the in game changes to lift us to victory instead we lost." - cj

Can you count from 0 to 48?

NOT A LACK OF ACTION, A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

"but bottom line is they have to show something this year." - cj

Maybe something as extraordinary as a winning regular season record, we know it won't be making an appearance in the ACC Title game.

BOTTOM LINE IS 5-7 AGAIN

"Canes fans want to see those bone jarring hits like Barrow put on Vanover in 92." - cj

EJECT THE TAPE FROM YOUR BETAMAX

"Canes fans want to see those bone jarring hits like Barrow put on Vanover in 92." - cj

EJECT THE TAPE FROM YOUR BETAMAX

"I mean neither of the four could be worse than what we had last year." - cj

15TDs with 20 INTs will be hard to top, but never estimate the power of a group of quarterbacks with no game experience.

UNDER ACHIEVER U

Hey nimrod first of all I watched that game Barrow decleated Vanover and been a Cane since the first time I saw a football game when we lost to Penn State with Testerverde at QB. That's knowledge not a beta whatever genious you're not! Bottom line is I am giving Shannon the benefit of the doubt because he is a CANE, even if it is a small vote of confidence after last year.
Now as far as the in game calls you are questioning oh bright one, did you watch how vs UNC our defense continually failed to put someone over the center to stop the QB sneaks and short runs they used to build the big lead?
DID You fail to see how Wright had the hot hand in the 2nd Qtr vs Oklahoma in a 28 to 13 game going to half time but instead for whatever reason he put Freeman back in after he showed he could not scramble not complete anything short of a screen pass.
Oh yeah and you want to talk about 48-0 against UVA remember the tightend in the flat that killed us.
Dude I agree with you that the inexperience as a head coach showed in games last year and I feel at least early on he was trying to trust Walton with the defense and by 48-0 the team was clearly lacking an identity and direction. Shannon's defenses never looked that bad! But Bottom line he is was and always will be better than Coker. He has two things going against him, cleaning up Coker's mess and trying to learn how to make the transition from great Defensive coordinator to a Head coach!

At least we know you know how to copy and paste. Good for you!

man if i was not taking a dump, i would not realize what a loser this "canesrule" is.

to chime in, gators, seminoles, or anyone non hurricane related, better get your punches in now and often. only one team in florida is relevant, and even at the canes worse,the u is still getting hated on. as kat williams would say, if there is nothing for a hater to hate on, feel free to hate on me. You are not doing your job, if you are not receiving hate. the u does not need media (all they do is hate)to like us and it kinda sucks to not have the orange bowl. All we want is time and opportunity.

By the way, canesrule get a woman or man or dog, or some sort of companionship. make a friend. go read up on the boring ass gators. or better yet start a gator blog for the world to ignore.

Once again, nobody will respond to the questions about the problems arising with the Miami babeball program. It seems like everyone has abandoned ship.

Posted by: M. kesselman | August 01, 2008 at 07:55 PM

worry about raging inflation & unjust war first ...

OLD RELIABLE

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