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Quick postgame update

I'm trying to upload as much of the audio and video from the postgame scene as I can, but it takes awhile. I'll give you some quick observations and notes from what I gathered from the Canes after their 26-3 loss to the Gators.

> Coach Randy Shannon said he had no comment when asked what he thought of Urban Meyer's decision to kick a field goal late in the game -- and cover that 21-point spread. Shannon said it in a way that certainly made everyone believe he didn't like it.

> Shannon praised quarterback Robert Marve for not making any mistakes in his first start. Shannon said Miami's game plan was to run the football and to go into the fourth quarter with a shot at the victory. He said Marve gave them that chance. I'm sure many of you felt offensive coordinator Patrick Nix did not. Shannon said receivers dropped one too many balls.

> As far as the emotions after the game, Shannon told his players to be disappointed but not to point fingers. Offensive lineman Jason Fox was certainly one of the guys who wasn't happy. He said while UM did some good things he said losing never makes him feel good. Marve said he was happy with the way he played but the entire team didn't do what it was supposed to.

> I expect to hear some bad news regarding running back Javarris James in the morning. As the Canes waked off the field, JJ was wearing a boot on his left ankle. I know radio and ESPN reported an ankle injury. Shannon said he'd have to wait to hear the prognosis. Here's mine... get ready to see a lot of Graig Cooper and Derron Thomas. I'm not sure if JJ is out for the year -- but he's out.

> I think you'll see some changes in personnel the next time Miami lines up. Defensive tackle Marcus Forston started his first game in college Saturday and was solid. But I think there is no question we'll see more from from Sean Spence in the near future. Spence sacked Tebow and had an earth-shattering stick on Brandon James in the fourth quarter. He's too good not to see on the field more often.

That's all I got for now. Be sure to check out the audio interviews I'll be uploading throughout the night.
Feel free to give me your thoughts below. Like, are you accepting this as a moral victory.

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I think talking ACC title is a little premature. The ACC is weak, and the canes have good YOUNG talent, but with young talent inconsistency follows.

On Offence I think the coaches are looking at the big picture. Watching the conservative play calling we have seen with the quarterbacks, I think it is obvious the coaches are taking an approach of not letting the quarterbacks loose their confidence or develop bad habits (like Berlin, Kyle & Kirby). It does not help that our receivers though talented are inexperienced (I did not see much separation from our receivers in last nights game). Also our TE’s are average at best.

It’s going to take some time for these players to get the experience they need. Until then you will see most of our opponents blitzing and doing man to man coverage.

Our defense looked good. We had some mental errors (missed tackles, taking bad angles, and blown coverage’s). But we held one of college footballs premiere offenses in check for most of the game. That is a definite improvement from last year. If they can sustain that level of play, the canes will be in every game.

After watching these last two games I think anything above 7 or 8 wins is gravy.

Aside from running pretty much every 1st down and too many bubble screens, I don't think Nix could have done a lot else differently. We started a freshman QB for his first start in the Swamp. Are we supposed to air it out? If there's an interception early, it could open up the floodgates, it gives the Gators momentum, then it's the blowout everyone else thought it would be. Let's see if Nix opens it up, and if Marve is comfortable going downfield when those calls are made.

Nice job with the blog, vids and audio Manny. Lots of criticism going on I see. To me, with the dropped passes and key penalties it was the difference. The D was great hitting Tebow all night. LOL even Bosher body slammed someone - the NASTY is back. Losing JJ hurt big time. These kids played their hearts out and never quit. If Nix is indeed the problem, he will be gone after this year like Walton was last year. I can't help but think how this game may have turned out differently if it had come 5 or 6 games into the season. While I am disappointed about the loss, I see that our future is very, very bright.

GO CANES

Guys, a lot of these complaints about Nix are the same ones I heard about Coker when he was the OC and the canes were depleted and young. His playcalling was unimaginative...his players came up small...he wasn't making adjustments...etc, and the young talent on his team included Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, and Edgerrin James. Those same guys matured, improved, and Coker's offenses went on to set records when the talent filled back up.

I didn't like what I saw from Coker then, and I don't like what I see from Nix now, but I was wrong about Coker and we are all probably wrong about Nix too. The problem is that these kids are YOUNG, and it's the second game of the season. Defenses always gell more quickly than offenses, which are infinitely more complex and rely as much on timing and execution as they do on talent.

Patience people. This same team...these guys 2 years from now win this game, with Nix and Shannon coaching.

The freshman played outstanding. Did you guys see Sean Spence hit on James? For some reason he reminds me a little of Sean Taylor in the way he plays the game. I don't like the 2 QB system. I understand we have to build depth but I think Marve is going to be our QB for the next 4 years. We played them tough until the SEC officials overturned a call that shouldn't of been overturned. The guy never had full possesion of the ball when he landed. That call I think let the air out of the defense. I do think Patrick Nix was playing too conservative with Marve but he is a young QB and the last thing you want to do is let him make mistakes and feel that he can't compete with a team at Florida's level. In all I think we have a great chance at winning the ACC and Shannon has to keep these kids motivated this time and not let what happen last year after the Oklahoma lost happen again.

Just have to say I was very impressed with the Miami Team last night, big praised to the leader of the Defense Gleen Cook he is a true floor general, Sean Spence is a standout All-American he has a knack for the game and the passion of d Reed. Brandon Harris showed he belongs, Marve and Harris never backed down. Cooper and Thomas can carry the load. Overall very impressed with the offense and especially the D" Line. The only negative was that coach Nix seemed to be protecting Marve from making mistkes which is good for stat confidence but ut didnt give the Canes a chance to win the game, to beat the Gators you must score points. Though the D" came cose to putting up touchdowns we cant have the Baltimore Ravens mentality. Coach Nix please take leash off of the Offense

How the hell can you say anything looked good when your "offense" puts up 3 points against an average-at-best defense, when your special teams unit blows up in your face all night, and when your defense quits in the fourth quarter? Face it, people - we suck. 4-8.

First off i would to say I LOVE THE U!!!

MY MOTHER WAS A CANE

MY FATHER WAS A CANE

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT MAKES ME...

EVERYBODY IS PANICKING ABOUT PATRIK NIX. I guess you guys don't understand football. the objective is to get the ball to the playmakers. the WR core couldn't break or tackle or blow past somebody the whole game. granted there were some opportunities for us to go deep but seriously they have speed on the field and it WOULD BE MUCH easier to let the FRESHMAN QB get rid of it and let the WR do there job. The deep ball RM threw to AJ was a prime example of what im talking bout. that was a deep route. Florida had two guys on AR what RM was suppose to do was wait a little while longer and hit a streaking sam sheilds. HE DIDN'T READ THAT. TWO WEEKS AGO JACORY HARRIS DIDN'T READ THE THAT THE TE WAS OPEN ALMOST EVERY PLAY AGAINST CSU.

which gets to my next point. Where was the TE play all game. looking back at our history we've most likely had a impact player at that position. A TE is a safety vowel for a QB especially a young QB and i feel like in yesterdays game we showed our weakness at that position.

The offense we'll get better as the year goes on guys. lets be realistic about this is the second game of the season and your basically asking for all those young guys on that side of the ball to just score on every drive.

THE D

I saw yesterday that we are far from the days were we just MAN UP every play. I was excited to see them mix in alot more zones znd zone blitzes. SEAN SPENCE IS A BEAST!!!!! WOOW I will enjoy watching him for the next couple of years. My concern is the safety play. I thought RANDY PHILLIPS was just to low to play corner and that why he was getting beat but watching this game changed my mind. on this first UF touchdown their TE WAS OPEN FOR ABOUT 8 SECONDS BEFORE ANYONE EVEN GOT TO HIM. on the replay you can clearly see the safety blowing the coverage. Safety play is something that is going to have to be addressed.

THOSE GUYS PLAYED TOUGH OUT THERE YESTERDAY AND ILL BE GOING TO EVERY HOME GAME THIS YEAR. GUYS WE SAY WHERE FANS BUT WE HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND SHOW THE NATION THAT THE U IS BACK AND THAT WE CAN HAVE ONE OF THE LOUDIST STADIUMS IN COLLAGE FOOTBALL. 90,000 PLUS AT THE SWAMP REALLY PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN THIS WIN TO ME SO JUST IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ALUM TO BE OUT THERE THIS TEAM IS MIAMI'S TEAM THE WHOLE CITY'S TEAM LETS BE OUT THERE TO SHOW OUR LOVE FOR THE CANES.

PS. there is no such things as morale victories. We lost and thats it.

BUT ONE THING I KNOW

ITS GREAT- TO BE -A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Nix is this teams achilles heel. We despratly need a new OC. His schems and play calling are pitiful. He never throws the ball down field to keep the defense honest. Never uses the middle of the field. His play calling is too predictable. e.g. 1st RUN.. 2nd Run. 3rd Screen pass.
I honestly don't beleive he would be successful at the HS level. I hope Shannon gives him the boot. Too bad it won't be until the end of the year. We will never have a chance to win a game like this with him runnning our offence.

What true freshmen got in the game???

anyone who uses the name "boi" ANYWHERE is light in the loafers.

Sweet FIELD GOAL anemic canes.

Great tailbacks. World beaters. That was the most impressive 140 performance I have ever seen.

Randy Phillips is slow and cost us (some) of this game. Why was he even playing? There have been no problems with Reddick or JoJo this year! Get rid of Phillips, he is a Coker guy!

Posted by: The D is back | September 07, 2008 at 02:05 AM

So is Reddick stipid.

Last week Nix was the man in a crushing of a 3500 student religious school. This week you get beat by a flat out better team and he is the devil. Quit blaming Nix you morons. YOU GOT BEAT BY A BETTER TEAM. Nix had nothing to do with your secondary getting roasted. Nix had nothing to do with your ABYSMAL special teams play. If you had better players, Nix's plan would have been okay. Fact is...YOU DON"T. You guys have a nice D but are years from competing for ANYTHING. Miami will continue to SUCK on special teams putting you in a hole in every game. You're running attack looked like a joke. You didn't finish a TWELVE game season as the 108th ranked offense by fluke. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE.

-- miamiboisince85 You obvously know nothing about football if you think Nix game plan and play calling was satisfactory. You have to be able to throw the ball down field sometimes. You have to use the middle of the field. Have to use misdirection sometimes. Your play calling can not be so predicable. Offense 101...
This team will never get to where they want to be with this man running the offence, that I can promise. Same stupid shi*t in the OU game. How many pitifull offensive games is it going to take before someone say's "this guy has got to go." I don't understand these NIX supporters. I really don't.

WITH THE TEAMS LEFT ON OUR SCHEUDLE WE CAN EASILY GO 10-2..

TEXAS A&M LOST SOME PLAYERS TO THE DRAFT AND EVEN THEN THEY WEREN'T THAT GOOD. (OVERRATED WHEN WWE BEAT THEM LAST YEAR)

NORTH CAROLINA ( ENOUGH ABOUT BUTCH DAVIS) WE SHOULD BEAT THEM THERES NO WAY WE CAN LOSE TO THE TAR HEELS TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

FLORIDA STATE PONDER IN AT QB. OUR D SHOULD HAVE HIM SHOOK ALL NIGHT. ( IT WONT BE EASY BUT I BEILEVE WE CAN GET THIS WIN.

UCF UP INCOMING SCHOOL BUT THERE ARE NOT READY FOR THE BIG LEAGUES YET. (ALMOST BEAT USF LAST NIGHT THOUGH)

DUKE I LIKE THERE QB BECAUSE HE IS A DADE COUNTY PRODUCT BUT WE SHOULD HAVE THIS ONE IN HE BAG.

WAKE FOREST THIS IS TE GAME I THINK WE MIGHT LOSE. JIM CROWE IS A GOOD COACH AND WELL HAVE IS TEAM READY ( WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO WHEN YOU THINK A BASKETBALL SCHOOL LIKE WAKE FOREST COULD KEEP UP WITH US IN FOOTBAL) I KNOW ITS TOUGH BUT I FEEL LIKE THAT MIGHT BE A TRAP GAME RIGHT BE FORE WE GO TO VIRGINIA

Virginia REDEMPTION REDEMPTION REDEMPTION


Virginia TECH THE DON'T EMPRESS ME. WHO WILL BE THE QB?

GEORGIA TECH PAUL JOHNSON FIRSTS YEAR AS HEAD COACH WITH THAT TRIPLE OPTION. THIS SHOULD BE GOOD BEACUSE BOTH TEAMS SHOULD BE AT THEIR PAST AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR BUT WITH THEM LOSING THIER DC I THINK WE BEAT EM..

NC STATE KIRBY FREEMAN 1-15 1 TD 2 INT THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS GAME. THAT WON'T HAPPEN THIS YEAR KIRBYS AT BAYLOR. I THINK GOD FOR THAT EVERY NIGHT

10-2 PLAY FOR ACC TITLE GAME VS WAKE FOREST WERE WE GET OUR REVENGE FOR EARLY LOSS AND THERE U HAVE IT WHERE IN A BCS GAME...

GO CANES!!!!!!


We got playmakers! Did you miss Boshe's 50yd FG. Heck of a play if you ask me!

Even if was the only points we could muster against a team that that lost to Michigan whom lost to D-II Appalachian State.

I HATE TO TELL U I TOLD U SO

Nix needs to be fired, it's all his fault ......a whopping 140 total yards and 5-15 on 3rd down conversions against last year's second youngest D in the nation.

EXCUSE U

SSCaneInTampa


obviously YOU WEREN'T AT THE GAME YESTERDAY.. MARVE WASN'T MAKING THE RIGHT READS. WR'S WERE DROPPING PASSES THEY WEREN'T BREAKING TACKLES. LIKE I SAID BEFORE OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME IS TO GET THE BALL TO YOUR PLAY MAKERS. WHAT DO YOU WANT NIX TO DO ABOUT THAT. THROW ON THE OL PADS AND PLAY AGAIN.
U GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE EVERY YEAR YOU WANT TO FIRE SOMEBODY AND THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE OFFENSE NOT GETTING A BETTER. LET THE KIDS GET TO KNOW THE PLAY BOOK A LITTLE BEFORE YOU BRING A WHOLE NEW ONE.

"Nobody in the nation believes that the U has a chance to even keep this a close game." - G-Man

AND THEY WERE RIGHT

"The Hurricanes can win this game. Iʼm not sure if they will." - G-Man

NO THEY CAN'T & I'M SURE THEY WON'T

"And, we finally get to see what Marve is all about." - G-Man

140 YARDS

"If the U is truly on it's way back, then they won't be intimidated by playing in a hostile environment." - G-Man

SHANK

"If the Canes can finally get consistent play from the QB, there's no reason this offense shouldn't put points on the board and make this a competitive game." - G-Man

WE PLAY 4 QUARTERS IN THE SEC

"They've got to set the tone in the trenches, open the holes for Baby J and Coop." - G-Man

61 YARDS RUSHING

"Canes with the upset, ill be at the swamp to witness the beating first hand." - chris CANE

NOT THE 1980's ANYMORE

"CANES will roll! I want to see sad blue-orange painted faces with their jaws open in disbelief!" - KansasCane

WE WERE SHOCKED THAT YOU PUT 3 ON THE BOARD

"Close game, special teams will be the difference" - Canes404

WE PLAY 4 QUARTERS IN THE SEC & OUR SPECIAL TEAMS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY SPECIAL

"I also think the Canes win by 3" - OklahomaCane

OR AT LEAST PUT 3 ON THE BOARD

"Remember they don't play the game on paper" - BigPerm79

U WISH WE DID, WELCOME TO THE SEC

"Miami 21 florida 17. Miami wins cause jj and coop rush for 300 yds combined adn 3 tds." - mainecane

UMMMMMM... MAKE THAT 56 YARDS

"I'm gonna shock the world" - MANNY

AND PUT MORE THAN 0 POINTS ON THE BOARD

Im the biggest fan of florida and i have to say the UUUU suucks real bad. even though the had my AS* TIGHT the whole game i know where going to got the win. And why? UUUUU canes fans might ask because the night before last nights game when me and tim yes tim tebow were in bed. ( where i was pretending to be a 14 year old phillipeano boy and he was the christan man on a mission to circumsize me.) He whispered to me that he well never to me wrong and he didint. they won last night and i can know sit at the library and make fun of all U canes fans..

go gators

"And there is no way your defense will be #1 in the SEC, wishful thinkin there bud" - 5 Rings, U got em?

140 YARDS SAYS OTHERWISE

and who cares if U call us gayturds. so what we just beat y'all. so what if where a bunch of gay kkk activist. we one the game

go gayturds

i mean gators

FYI - Ivan Maisel has a great article on the game at ESPN.COM.

This is the last paragraph.

The Miami defense played well enough to win plenty of games. When the offense catches up, the Hurricanes will reassert themselves not only in the Atlantic Coast Conference but also nationally. The final score notwithstanding, Florida is fortunate to have played Miami in the second week of the season.

canesrule, you must be one bored person. Wow, I have never seen a gator fan act the way you do. Why don't you get a life, it was a great game that our beloved Gators won and that's that. Maybe you should talk to Tebow or maybe he will be talking to you one day in prison.

Go Gators!

"I garauntee they use the statement "miami is back" before the night is over" - if da u was a biatch i'd marry em

BACK TO ANOTHER SEASON OF BOWL INELIGIBILITY


canesrule, you must be one bored person. Wow, I have never seen a gator fan act the way you do. Why don't you get a life, it was a great game that our beloved Gators won and that's that. Maybe you should talk to Tebow or maybe he will be talking to you one day in prison.

Go Gators!

You must be on of the gators fans that is not gay and i guess that ok but dont down talk me. the love i have for tebow and his musculer chest. ( did you see the piece on him on espn.) he is so strong.

go gators

Canesrule, why don't you shut up and get a life! You are making a fool of yourself and the Gators.

"This is setting up like the Alabama vs Clemson game where the media praised the tigers just a little too much now they(clemson) had to crawl under a rock due to embarassment." - BIG DADDY CANE

MORE LIKE ANOTHER OLD FASHION SEC BEAT DOWN ON A MEDIOCRE ACC TEAM

it was like florida gators vs northwestern/booker t. highschool, if u watched the game, them norwestern/booker t. guys are everywhere, sean spence sacking tebow, brandon harris breaking a passplay, marcus forston having a solid game, aldarius johnson trying to make plays etc., can't wait for streeter to play, they'll make the "U" relevant once again! by the way that SEAN SPENCE kid is a stud! let's go CANES!

"Win When You Are supposed To!!!" - ColoradoCane

MAYBE 2013 IS YOUR YEAR


Canesrule, why don't you shut up and get a life! You are making a fool of yourself and the Gators.

Posted by: SFGator


oooo u bringing me back to whem tim tebow was mad at me a little bit after the michagan lost..

"We all know UF is second tier anyway." - canesville

5-15 3rd down conversions and a whopping 140 total yards against a second tier team.

MIAMI IS BACK....... BACK TO ANOTHER 5-7 SEASON

I wish Florida would've put 90 points last night. Hopefully, Texas A&M is man enough to do just that.

The U is not a lock to win a lot of games this year. Yes the D is set but if it is a toss up in the 4th qt. every game its cokerball, keep close with a good D and hope and pray to win in the 4th qt. What is needed now is a real solid evalutation by someone with insight on the offensive side of the ball. I think starting with ok the Canes have an average Offensive line taken as a whole. Now, how do we develop the passing game given the O line. The O line is not the strength of the team. That was a mis calculation by the Shannon and Nix. Do not try to pretend that it is and not make adjustments that will only lead to more bad plays. Dig deep and see the O as it is and make major adjustments the Canes have 2 weeks to get it done.

"The offensive line dominates and cooper and baby-j rack up 100+ yards each" - Canesjunkie

Or 60+ yards combined

WELCOME TO THE TOUGHEST CONFERENCE IN THE NATION

Canesrule, why don't you shut up and get a life! You are making a fool of yourself and the Gators.

Posted by: SFGator

canesrule is not even a gator fan he his just a lonely man who cant attract females so he does what he knows makes him happy. he becomes a internet thug.. lol canesrule your gay and your daddy tryed to beat it out of you but it didnt work ha..


manny did u talk to sean spence after the game?

"I will never, I REAPEAT NEVER say my team will loose regardless of the odds." - BIG DADDY CANE

NEVER SAY NEVER AT DUHHHH U

"The National Hurricane Center has officially placed Gainesville under a Hurricane warning. A mandatory evacuation has been put in place for all students, staff, and visitors. Gatornation is expected to receive a massive asswhooping at the hands of a category 5 defense." - Cat5Cane

WEATHER MEN WERE WRONG AGAIN, BETTER MAKE THAT A 5 YEAR TROPICAL DEPRESSION HANGING OVER CORAL GABLES

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