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Moncur, Bailey will play

University of Miami coach Randy Shannon just completed his weekly press conference. Here are some notes:

> Defensive ends Eric Moncur and Allen Bailey will both play this week. Shannon estimated both will play 20-25 plays and join the rotation with Steven Wesley, Adewale Ojomo and a trio of true freshman. Moncur's mother passed away Sunday after long battle with cancer. Shannon said he hasn't missed any practice time and is focused on playing Florida this week.

> Right tackle Reggie Youngblood is healthy and is scheduled to start this week.

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> Shannon called UM's trip to Gainesville this week "a great opportunity for us to see where we are as a program. We're playing against a team that is ranked in the Top 5, who has a Heisman candidate at quarterback."

"Our strength is probably offensive line, running backs and tight ends," Shannon said. "JJ and Coop all they got to do is what they do. Don't try to make the home run all the time. Sometimes a 2-yard run, another 2-yard run. We just got to be patient in the run game and have protection."

> Shannon said the game will only be for "bragging rights." He said he doesn't believe UM and Florida is a rivalry anymore because the team's don't play on an annual basis. He said the rivalry is between players, who played together in high school. "It's not a rivalry. It's a rivalry within themselves," Shannon said. "I guarantee there are phone calls going between each other. When you don't play a team for six years, the rivalry is gone. It's not like when I played. The Florida Flop and things like that. After we play them Saturday, it will be another six years. That's not a rivalry."

> Saturday night's game will be called by SEC officials. Usually, when UM goes on the road, ACC officials call the game. Shannon said he's confident the game will be called well because it's on national television.

> Shannon said he doesn't expect any problems with the teams. He said his team has long been practicing for taking cheap shots. He has players in practice deliberately hit others after a play to test them. "We practice it every week. We put our guys in those situations. Can you prevent it? All you can do is practice it. Usually when somebody pushes you in the back, you are going to turn around retaliate. We test our guys to make sure they don't do that."

> Shannon said a win for UM would be a "a tremendous boost for us as a university and for the ACC as a conference." Shannon said he will play a lot of young players throughout the game, but he needs his veteran players to step up and perform.

> Shannon said the key to defending Heisman winner Tim Tebow at quarterback is to focus on stopping him in the running game. "I don't think you control him. You have to try to understand what they're doing on offense. The big plays come when they throw off playaction. You have to control him as far as how they run the football. I know numbers, 25, 3, guysl ike that can be electrifying. If you can stop them, you got a chance."

> Shannon said the advice he will give starting quarterback Robert Marve is the same he gave Jacory Harris last week. "Just be himself," Shannon said. "Like we told Jacory last week, just get the ball to the guys that can make plays. And he'll do a fine job for us."

> Shannon downplayed the significance the game will have on recruiting. "We were 5-7 and did a good job in the state," Shannon said. "You got to have good coaches on your staff that can go out and recruit. You have to go out and sell yourself."

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First....hahahahaha

Cooper #2!

I saw it on here before, but I'm glad Harvin and Spikes are playing. That way, when we win, there won't be any excuses. I'm getting really psyched about the game, but we need to remember, UF IS overrated. I mean, if they didn't have Tebow last year, they would probably be close to, if not, our record. Michigan schooled them all over the place and Meyer even had some nasty things to say about those seniors leaving. Now that it's all his boys and not Zookers, we'll get to see if he can really turn that talent into a manageable team. I seriously think we have a chance. BUT, the things I'm REALLY feeling HAVE TO BE DONE to win are 1) DO NOT turn the ball over. Momentum in the swamp would drown us if we do that. If we can take a few from them and remove the crowd early on, it will be slightly easier for us. 2) Contain and pressure Tebow. Michigan pressured him and forced him to throw poorly or moved him into the the D-line where they ate him alive. With our injured players from last week back, THEY HAVE TO put pressure on him or he'll sit back and pick us apart with those cross routes. 3) Special teams. Need say no more. We have to prevent their big returns and, at the same time, create big plays of our own. We need those speedy guys (Coop, Collier, "Blurr" Benjamin) to get some yardage. 4) KICKING GAME. Holy crap! How could we forget about this?? Punts have to placed, kickoffs have to placed to prevent big gains, and field goals will be CRUCIAL. Remember how we lost several times last year by missed field goals?? 5) Last but not least...QB connecting with WR's. Now that we have better playmakers at QB and WR, we have to make smart passes (short or deep) and good catches. Maybe even cycle Marve and Harris since Marve has the deep ball and mobility and Harris (respectfully) is more accurate on short throws. And the depth we now have at WR is a great asset. COntinually cycling them and getting fresh legs in will be crucial to wesring out those Florida LB's. Those are what's sticking out like a sore thumb in my mind to win this game. If we lose any of these 5, we're done. Looks like we can win the ACC this year though by the way things are shaping up for the rest of the ACC. Tampa here we come!

These gaytor fans are really stupid if you ask me. The canes match up stride for tride with them in talent and speed. So get real. Leak is gone for those who say us Canes live in the past

These gaytor fans are really stupid if you ask me.


you just figured this out???

> Saturday night's game will be called by SEC officials. Usually, when UM goes on the road, ACC officials call the game. Shannon said he's confident the game will be called well because it's on national television.

Wtf is the deal with that? Are we gonna have another Ohio State/Miami game on our hands?

Oh well whatev, all odds are against us, victory will be that much sweeter if we win.

the gators prolly said only way they are playing miami is if we have sec officals

LEAK? What are you smokin Goober? TIM TEBOW will run you over in a few days and maybe you'll shut you're pie hole. Miami DOES NOT match up in talent and speed you imbecile. If you want to believe that, you should. Apparently you've been forming your opinions from the fine things you're reading over at lame space or something close.

Canes DO live in the past. You have no choice when you're the current doormat of the bad ACC . ONce again you stupid cane goobers, go win the krappy coastal division of the krappy ACC THEN talk smack. Until then just shut up and take your beatdown like men.

Where did this windbag Brinkley crawl in from? Why don't one of you cane homers kindly ask him to shut up. The guy uses the word "if" about 670 times per post. PLEASE. What a joke. Dude is in dreamland.

Cooper #2!

Posted by: 86Cane | September 02, 2008 at 12:24 PM


Jeez, this guy is really corny. I read this blog quite a bit but never post. You can always count on him to leave some stupid remark like this one or he kisses Manny's butt. It's getting kinda ridiculous!

GO CANES!

Canes DO live in the past. You have no choice when you're the current doormat of the bad ACC . ONce again you stupid cane goobers, go win the krappy coastal division of the krappy ACC THEN talk smack. Until then just shut up and take your beatdown like men.

You live in the past

GOON

Hey Orange, I think you forgot to mention all the other colors of your rainbow coalition in gaysville you queer.

GO CANES!!!

thats all florida got is tebow miami got play makers all over the field once tebow gets hurt saturday them gators will be cryin

'Miami DOES NOT match up in talent and speed you imbecile.'

Your own coach said it you moron. Reading is fundamental.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/uf/story/667222.html

Even now top to bottom the U has more playmakers than the gaytors. If Teabag was so good then UF would have been good last year. Its going to be really embarrassing to be a gaytor on Sunday.

Hey Orange, I think you forgot to mention all the other colors of your rainbow coalition in gaysville you queer.


GO CANES!!!

Posted by: caneS-I-AM. | September 02, 2008 at 02:21 PM


Sorry,
Red Orange yellow green blue indigo violet

there are the rest of my color coalition.

So what if im queer. What your point?

ALBERT

Manny... Been checking the bloggs and can't find the Chat Room.

Per Randy...We're running... 2 here and 2 there
but what he's not saying... we're going to be bombing Gators all night long in-between, that is, when Marve isn't keeping it himself for 70 yards and a TD or two

OHhhhh Yeah... and watch Special Teams to be Special again... with another run back.

Look for Marve (19 of 24) and to get 200 yards and 2TD's passing, 0 INT's and Jacory (6 of 9) and 80 yards and 1 TD/0 INT's in the 2nd and 3rd quarter

Cat

"Look for Marve (19 of 24) and to get 200 yards and 2TD's passing, 0 INT's and Jacory (6 of 9) and 80 yards and 1 TD/0 INT's in the 2nd and 3rd quarter"

Wow that South Beach ganja is some strong stuff. No wonder why the Canes recruit South Florida so well. The only thing South Florida has going for them is strong weed.
Check out the South Florida teams:
The Dolphins had one win last year.
The Canes are on a downward spiral, didnt even make one of the thousand bowl games last year, with a coach who will be fired within 3 years.
The Panthers, who are they and does anyone even show up to their games?
The Heat were the worst team in the NBA.
Not much to look forward to in South Florida besides when the next hurricane is going to hit and recruiting season.

I am glad the Hurricanes will have all their players playing so we dont have to hear that as one of the thousand excuses at the end of the game.

Next week the excuses this blog and message board will be filled with so many excuses. It should be fun to hear about the 80s again and how NEXT YEAR will be your year. BAWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA

Serious question for you "Canes fans", who do you think can squat more: Jacory Harris or Donna Shalala? How about get more box?

I read this blog quite a bit but never post. You can always count on him to leave some stupid remark like this one or he kisses Manny's butt. It's getting kinda ridiculous!

Posted by: SarahJ | September 02, 2008 at 01:34 PM

Dear Sarah...So let me get this straight, you read a lot, but never post. And when U do post, all U have to offer is a criticism of someone else? Gee thanks, that was very helpful. We need more positive, supportive people like U in our world! Blog on...

Injury this, suspension that...genius!!!

This game will totally depend upon how well R.S. and his staff coachs the young players. The "U" have outstanding talent...now it's up to the coaching staff to put the right players in the right position to win. Our freshmen will perform well this weekend, and this will go down as the best freshman class ever at the U and College football history. Don't take a play off!!! Guys play hard every down when you are in the game; block and tackle with a purpose and with an attitude!!!!!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!

gay gators gay gators gay gators .... there good for about 2years every 10years ..

What I don't understand is everyone says that Miami is no match for UF, but why are they billing this out as Florida's game of the century? Why would the entire Toothless, tobacco chewing congregation even care about beating up on a so called weaker opponent. UF is Mike Tyson and UM is Steve Urkel, if they tell the story. Yet, they are talking noise and bragging about being able to beat us! Explain that for me!

Gators Lose! Miami 24 - GayTurds 20

This game could be close. Everyone talks about Florida's offensive power but Auburn has had their number the past two seasons. Look at last season unranked Auburn beat them 20-17 in their own backyard so all the doubters should just be quiet until the clock reads 0:00 Final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy5SZJDPTJE&feature=related

RAIN...

"That way, when we win".......

"if they didn't have Tebow last year".....

"think we have a chance"......

"If we lose any of these"......

"Looks like we can win the ACC"......

"once tebow gets hurt"....

"This game will totally depend".....

WHEN, IF, THINK, LOOKS LIKE, ONCE, DEPEND......it's all about Duhhhh U!

The game is an afterthought. Enjoy the most media coverage you'll receive this season at the expense of a blow-out to the Gators.

The entire Gator Nation sees the match-up of undefeated Florida and Georgia as the "game of the century" you imbeciles. Please don't flatter yourself.

I HATE TO TELL U I TOLD U SO

I never understood all the useless commentating before big games. Oh, we're going to kick your ass...no, we're going to win so bad.

If the game was truly so predictable, then we wouldn't watch. If you must talk crap, wait until after the game.

I'm excited about this Saturday's game as both a Miami fan and as a college football fan. I think Miami is a much stronger team than most people give credit. And I feel that they will show that this Saturday.

Now, if I had to put my life savings down on a team this weekend, then logic tells me the Gators are the safe bet. But, I don't, so I'll watch the game hoping for a hard battle and a win.

Now 86 is talking about posting positive stuff! Isn't he the same slimeball that insulted a slew of players with his wholly bogus report of suspensions? If he would go away, the blog would be much better. To post a calumnious report without verifying it shows 86 is totally lacking in character.

Is this thing gonna get cancelled? State of Emergency? Wha?

Hope everyone stays safe down there. Doesn't look so bad yet, but I remember a couple that caused some major damage when they weren't predicted to. It's times like these I am glad I am an ATLcane.

It's funny how everyone thinks we're gonna get blown out. My question is...how does anyone know? The bloggers on here follow UM closer than anyone...we don't even know what this team is capable of. This team is very different from last year's disaster. There's tons on youth and a new attitude.

I'm betting the team doesn't even know what their capable of as a collective unit. I'm OK with people saying we're inexperienced, but don't guarantee we'll get blown out.

These gaytor fans are really stupid if you ask me


Yeah, you're right ... And I'll prove it now...

Gayturds giving 22 points? ...

He'll, I'll take the College Football Team from Coral Gables to cover...


any ???

but then again ... 37 - 16 GATORS

There's a ton of youth on the Gators too, dont forget. Florida has very few seniors and are made up of mostly sophomores and freshman. The difference is we have one of the best coaches in college football that develops talent, and you have a budget coach that is in WAYYYYYY over his head.

The biggest EXCUSES we will hear from these Canes clowns next week is:

--We werent suppose to win anyway.
--Next year is our year and that is what Randy is preparing for
--If it wasnt for this play and that play and this one the Canes would have been 1 score away and could have even pulled the game out.
--We are too young
--This was a moral victory since the Gators didnt beat us by more than 31 points
--And plenty more believe me....NEXT WEEK IS EXCUSES WEEK.
After all week we hear, the game will be close, the Canes have a shot, this team is different, and yadda yadda yadda, next week we hear all of the above and more!
--YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

I see the fake canes rule has made an appearance and cokehead gaturd who posts under cokecanes, is back for more.
These candy az* gaturds just can't get enough of posting diarre*h on the canes board can they?
My biggest worry is the officiating: an sec crew, the officials with the worst reputation in all of college football for bias. Who can forget the celebration call against soldier kellen Winslow, jr. when a a couple of Tennessee Chokers (congrats to UCLA by the way) jerked off his helmet? This could be the equalizer for the overmatched and overrated Gaturds: SEC corruption and bad officiating.
We know that the GaTurd D line can't stop our offensive line and running game, but SEC officials can throw the hankie for fake holds, procedure, illegal formation, yada yada.
I don't want to question Randy's optimism about the integrity of the SEC, but when you have coaches like Les Miles, Urban Liar, Steve Spurrier running the league, integirty is not highly valued. Tommy Tuberville is a decent fellow, but the other coaches tried to lynch him when he proposed some modest cahnges to speed up the game a few years ago.
So my key to the game is: watch the officials, they will try to pick randy's pocket blind, and who are you going to protest to, the SEC office, after Da U spurned the SEC twice because of academic lack of integrity in that conference?

I know we shouldn't worry about controlling things like the officiating, but the corruption of the SEC and its officials needs to be exposed more broadly.
Our QB play is going to be vastly improved, even if there is less experience. I too look for Marve, who holds all of Florida's high school football records, to have a huge game, and harris also in a back up role. 300 yards passing against that weakazz Gaturd secondary would not surporise me, nor 200 yards rushing against the Turd D line.

I'll give UM 22 all day long. The Swamp will be loaded with south florida recruits on official trips so Meyer runs it up. Florida covers easily.

The state of football in the state of florida is nothing like it was in the good ole days cane fan. Urban will be making a statement to all of florida. If you clowns think you match up well with florida just keep on with that.

Canestool is already firing up the excuse maching. "The officials are crooked." Just like some other poster already mentioned, it's excuse weAk in Coral Gables.

Make no mistake cane fan. Florida will crush UM on saturday. Let the stool continue on with his fantasy matchups, UF FAR outclasses you.

B L O W O U T

UM 6

UF 52

U B L O W O U R Q B

No moral victories here. We don't care about moral victories.

Remember...you're the one on our blog site. You guys want to be us so bad it hurts...check out the Major Wright story...he isn't the only one whose parents wouldn't let him come to UM. There Matt Patchen, Deonte Thompson etc... Your roster and fan base are full of wanna be Canes.

While a defeat for the Canes would definitely suck, at least I can find comfort in knowing I have a lot to look forward to apart from football. Whereas if the Gators lose, thats all anyone in Gainesville will think about because THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO FRIGGIN DO THERE!

Whatever i'm just taking my shots =P

Good luck to both teams, should be fun to watch none the less. Go Canes!

Oh, I almost forgot, you can always enjoy some monster truck smashem-ups and gator wrestling. =)

--YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Posted by: CokeCanes | September 03, 2008 at 07:26 AM


If your tired then goto sleep

MOMMAS BOY

Manny....WTF....Im dissappointed you let that article about major wright be the first topic on the UM put that garbage where it belongs on the gaytors page we dont want to read it

THANKS

Manny....WTF....Im dissappointed you let that article about major wright be the first topic on the UM put that garbage where it belongs on the gaytors page we dont want to read it

THANKS

Posted by: Bryan | September 03, 2008 at 10:51 AM


Manny is not the webmaster, he is just a journalist

RERE

why did the gators stop playing the U? Because they got tired of getting whooped every year!!!!

For all the Gators out there talking crap already, where you even alive the last time the Gators beat the Canes in '85? No school that has lost to another school the past 6 times they have played has any right to be talking any smack. I don't care what the current state of the programs are. The only ones here with the right to boast and talk are the Canes because they are the ones that have done the job on the field for the last 23 years. The Gators out there really need to keep quiet until after the game is OVER (do I need to mention '03?). And that's still IF you beat us. And God knows that's a big if. Just shut up and bring it already.

ain't this miami herald?? why are all these dumbass Gaytor fans even be allowed to write their shiit here??? oh yeah, so that everybody will see how much they pay attention to us, it only shows how truly scared they are of us, hahaha

i love it when Gaytor fans starts talking a lot of bullcrap, especially on Miami Canes blogsites, it really shows how much time they've got in their hands just to make themselves relevant to this world! it's ok, we understand, you guys are special needs people, ya'll need to do anything and everything just to feel accepted, we can't blame ya, there's probably so lil things u can do out there in gainesville, attend ur KKK town party or watch ur football team actually lay egg on the field!

Rain..the great equalizer..

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