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Canes debut at 16; injury report

Frank Haith said Monday the only good thing about being ranked in the preseason was its effect on recruiting. We'll find out soon enough if that true (especially in the case of Durand Scott, one of the New York City's and the nation's top shooting guards, who has UM in his top three with Connecticut and Pittsburgh).

Frank_haithThe Canes, who have continued their climb up from when they were in the ACC cellar two years ago, received their highest preseason ranking in school history Thursday morning. The ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coach's poll has the Canes 16th heading into their season opener on Nov. 15. Only once before -- when UM opened 25th in the Associated Press poll in 1999-2000 -- has a UM team entered the season ranked in the Top 25. This year's AP preseason poll comes out on Friday.

What impressed me most was who UM is ranked higher than in the ESPN poll. The Canes are actually ahead of Georgetown (18th), Florida (19th) and defending national champion Kansas (23rd). Potentially, UM could end up facing three of the Top 5 in the regular season. We know for sure UM will play No. 1 North Carolina twice (Jan. 17 there and Feb. 15
at home) and No. 5 Duke once (over there Feb. 7). But UM could see No. 2 UConn as early as the third game of the season and the second game of the Paradise Jam tournament on Nov. 22. Then, No. 21 Wisconsin could be waiting the next game in the same tournament.

> As usual, the Canes released their injury report Thursday heading into Saturday's noon kickoff against Virginia. And, as usual, there was a surprise or too.

Quarterback Robert Marve (leg) was listed on the probable list alongside running back Lee Chambers (foot) and safety Jojo Nicholas (leg) who have missed the past few games. This is the first time this season Marve has been on the injury report. My guess is whatever he's feeling probably came when he got smacked on one of those sprint draws. Marve is going to play.

But what is of more concern is linebacker Daryl Sharpton (leg) who is listed as questionable. Sharpton has had a pretty good season, starting all eight games at strongside linebacker and ranking second in tackles (49)_ and tackles for loss (5.5) behind Glenn Cook. Senior Romeo Davis spelled Sharpton some last week and was effective with five tackles. What's kind of funny is Arthur Brown is listed as Sharpton's backup. Could this be the week we finally see him at linebacker for real?Receiver Leonard Hankerson (leg) hasn't played since the Florida State game and will likely miss his fourth consecutive game being listed as doubtful.

GETTING TO KNOW THE U with Mollie Rose... This week, we catch up with Canes' receiver Kayne Farquharson. Check out the video below, including last week's interview with Chavez Grant in case you missed it.

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Keep arthur Brown on the bench, he needs to redshirt... R. Davis is experienced and played well last week...

Im pretty sure red-shirting is not an option as he has played special teams in all of our games...

We need to redshirt some of this talent with the LB's and WR's. I think we've seen who can play right now. Not that Brown and whoever else are not as good, but take the redshirt while they can and get another full year ahead. Also, what is this "Open Letter to jacory harris" supposed to accomplish? I feel, if anything, it puts this made-up QB Controversy back in the light. If they are in agreeance with the coach, let them play! These guys are talented and we need them both. I thought this stuff was over with "who should start?" and "who should anyone transfer?" crap. These guys are 17 and 19 (I believe), so quit nailing them on this stuff. I enjoyed the history lesson, but felt the article wasnt necessary. Anyways, let's score some major points on VA for last years Orange Bowl finale. Go Canes!

Also, does anyone know the deal with Bryce Brown now being a "soft verbal" on every recruiting site??? DO they do that when/if someone takes visits (like he said he was going to do), or did he actually have THAT good of a visit to Mizzou??

Does anyone actually think bryce brown is going anywhere? When they did an interview with arthur brown he said bryce is the one who convinced him to come to miami. They both want to play at the same school also from what i read. Recruiting sites are all about making money if it lists him as soft is because they want to get you to keep coming back to get more bryce brown news.

GREAT ARTICLE BY MARTZ... & HERE IS SOME FOOTBALL INSIGHT..


To be successful against the 3-4 D, u have to run right at it. VA's LB's are good but the d-line is a lil suspect. if the young Shannon can handle VA's nose tackle the canes should win this game. Nix is implementing his version of the spread Offense, but establishing the run in the first half is key; i agree some I- formation football is needed...

The 3-4 defense also provides blitzes from all angles, (think Pitt Steelers), most times VA will bring 4 or 5 on any given play. They like to overload on the outside and bring their stud OLB. Many of his sacks he came untouched.. The RBs will need to pick up the blitz (inside- out) well to give Marve/Harris time to throw...

VA does drop 8 usually on 3rd down and 7 or more... a perfect time for a draw.. But mostly expect them to blitz & blitz often...

double TE also works well against the 3-4, don't recall the U running that often this year, but i'd like to see Gordon and Epps on the field with Hill and JJ/Coop in the backfield and run the ball down VA's throat.

Go Canes!!!

Brinkley is a moron. He is clueless about the rules of redshirting. Shut your pie hole fool. There is no such word as agreeance you blithering idiot.
Do this blog a favor and never ever post here again. YOU"RE STUPID !!

SINCE U KNOW IT ALL... WHAT ARE THE RULES TO REDSHIRTING? TOOTHLESS INBRED..

ANY1 GOT AN EXTRA TICKET AND RIDE TO THE VA GAME? I GOT THE DRINKS...

ANY1 GOT AN EXTRA TICKET AND RIDE TO THE VA GAME? I GOT THE DRINKS...

ANY1 GOT AN EXTRA TICKET AND RIDE TO THE VA GAME? I GOT THE DRINKS...

hey brinkley = canesrule = gaturd agent provocateur

Do this blog a favor and never ever post here again. YOU"RE STUPID !!

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | October 30, 2008 at 07:40 PM

do us all a favor ...
heed your own advice ...

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Posted by: Herbal Minded | October 30, 2008 at 08:47 PM

UVA or VT?

VT NOW THAT I REALIZE THE U IS AWAY THIS WEEK... I REPLIED TO UR EMAIL... THANX

ANY1 GOT AN EXTRA TICKET AND RIDE TO THE VA GAME? I GOT THE DRINKS...

Forget the drinks just provide that sticky icky

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Well USF lost AGAIN tonight! I hope they don't run the score up on us next season! Ha Ha

Go 'canes!

Am I missing something, or did the Herald pull the "Open Letter to Jacory"?? I thought it was overblown, but I'm not sure what I think now if the paper "pulled" the article! That's funny!

Go 'canes

Oh, they moved it to the front page...Great...

Go 'canes!

green, would you mind distinguishing between the fake canesrule, who is a gaturd blumpkin eater, and yours truly, a true cane in the finest sense?
Thank you.
I have a job, so I can't always be here to rebut her non-sense.

Wow! Didnt realize people would dive that hard into what I say on here. Let me recap for those who enjoy taking things out of context...1) The "Open Letter" piece wasnt necessary. Those guys are doing fine and we need to use them both. Stop bringing this made-up controversy back into the spotlight. Ever heard the phrase "making a mountain out of a mole hill?" 2) I strongly believe we should redshirt some of our freshmen WR's and LB's that are still able to do so. I love we're building experience with our 2-deep depth chart of freshmen and sophomores, but we should try and conserve it the future as well. Why spend $10 when you can get the same for $7?? Think about it. We need to at least redshirt Tommy Streeter, Kendall Thompkins, Taylor Cook, Cannon Smith, Ramon Buchanan, Vaughn Telemaque, and Jake Wieclaw. And those are just the freshmen able to redshirt. I'm not sure on Futch's status as well as some of our DE's and DT's. I know we have some older recievers we may be able to keep an extra year if they havent seen too much play time or already redshirted as well. Right now the freshmen line-up of recievers is playing better anyway. Is that clearer for anyone who cant read?

Funny how CokeCanes/canesrule/13-1 lift the trophy/insert completly juvenile name here, is not chiming in before the "World's Largest COCKtail Party"!

Here's a couple of new names for you Coke,

11-2, I THINK I JUST STEPPED IN POO

or,

11-2, NO 'SHIP FOR YOU

Go 'canes!

Green, would you mind distinguishing between the Gators and the Hurricanes who are dwelling at the bottom of the ACC. Thank you, Uf has an actual qualified coaching staff and we don't.

Alright Manny....

Been waiting for Arthur since coming to the U...

Arthur Brown... My number one pick to blow the doors off and explode as a UM player...
May Saturday be the real start of the future. Of his 20 or so plays,... how about 2 sakes, 5 tackles for a loss, 10 tackles overall and a forced fumble.

GoCanes
Cat5

Herbal.... I know you're a Canes fan but we need Arthur now... to run out the table with a bigger bowl and win over future recruits, who are on the fence, for 09...

Every win from here forward is crucial...

GoCanes

Every win from here forward is crucial...


Even though Virginia (FORTY EIGHT TO NOTHING)will crush DuhU, recruits are already seeing Randy for the lying fraud that he is. They know his days are numbered. Terrible team, terrible coaches, terrible stadium, terrible crowds, terrible future. Throw Jacory a huge send-off party. He's as good as gone.

For whatever reason Arthur Brown is not good enough yet. Their were talks in camp that he was behind the florida kids.. And whats so wrong with redshirting? he hasn't played in 30% of the games... R. Davis will be more productive anyways..

Every win from here forward is crucial...

Even though Virginia (FORTY EIGHT TO NOTHING)will crush DuhU, recruits are already seeing Randy for the lying fraud that he is. They know his days are numbered. Terrible team, terrible coaches, terrible stadium, terrible crowds, terrible future. Throw Jacory a huge send-off party. He's as good as gone.

Posted by: Canesrule 9 'ships | October 31, 2008 at 09:54 AM

Name a recruit loser!!!!

I know your worried about the U's top recruiting class, again, so keep on posting becasue we love to read your crap.

Have U ever thought about how many hours U put into this site? The more the better because we know the U matters when people talk about them.

Randy is getting pounded by the SEC. Do your homework fool. Recruits are fleeing to the north. They all see the U and it's laughable stadium, coaching, fan base, and LYING coach for what they are....a JOKE.

IT's OVA FOOLS

The level of bitterness against the U that people like canesrule feel it necessary to constantly throw out is simply amazing. I'd like to hear the real reason(s) behind this continual need to insult and demean UM and everyone connected with it...because it certainly speaks volumes about their own pathetic lives, not to mention demeaning the other school(s) they supposedly "support". People like these who have nothing better on their alleged "minds" than trying to tear others down to their own miserable level are losers in the true meaning of the word.

Recruits already seeing Randy is the fraud?! Do huh? Now that came out of someone's butt.

I think U should look at your own team's class for 2009, and see who's coach is really looking like the lying, weasel, fraud that he is.

Interesting...

ScoUt has moved Us Up to #16 while Uf is sitting at #20 STILL!!!

Good to see Brandon Washington has been added to the list. It sUre is nice to get another great athlete from Miami NW.

Ah, yes, 6-5, 320 lbs will fit nicely at gUard or tackle on the Oline.

Oh, and it looks like Tebow has officially had his knee injUry go pUblic. Nice little target Uga will get this weekend.

GO CANES!!!

Oh, and we are still sitting pretty at #9 on ESPNU. Where Uf at? No where....

Even fsU made the list. Ah, the good ole times are around the corner. Uf's bad ole times have just begun...

Bryce has gone soft on U. He'll NEVER land in Miami. Kiss him goodbye. The end has just begun. Jacory and Bryce can get together and laugh about DUH U.

IT"S OVA

U are an idiot to buy into the whole Bryce softy thing.

And so what if Bryce leaves. I would rather have a back that faced tough Florida defenses than Kansas soft defenses.

Mike James
Lamar Miller

THANK U!!! Move on...

This is me again, the real fake canesrule. This is the type of stuff the real canesrule 9 ships does. Imagine talking about our institution Mr. Two Bits and Tebow as if they were salad tossers!!! The nerve of that silly stool canesrule.
Yes, we are jealous of Randy's dominance in recruiting over Urban Liar, and we cannot phathom why the kids from South Florida love Randy so. When did honesty and integrity matter? We won our second 'ship two years ago!!! And Da U hasn't won one since 2001, and only has 5!!!
You may have a nicer stadium, but ours is called The Swamp!!! We have more students and a higher student to faculty ratio: everything we do is higher, including our 18 arrests in 18 months an NCAA record that will last as long as your 58 game home winning streak!!!
Real canesrule, freak yourself!!!
Green, I got you fooled!!!

Since when is Jacory leaving? Where did you read that? Oh, no. I can't freakin' believe it. I'll write the president of the university about canceling the football program.

It must be ova now. What a shame. Just I'll be cheering for my #16 ranked basketball team now. Looks like UF is behind Us in the one, too. LMAO!!!

Don't even respond to that tool. He gets a rise from it. He knows what is up. If he didn't he wouldn't waste his time trying to put that garbage out there. Lets concentrate on this weekends game and making sure US the fans show up for the remaining home games if at all possible.

i hope we found our tight end in offering Kenny Cooper

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86 - and for anyone else over here from the Blob,

Don't worry. I will never post on your blob again.

Take care.

Wow...that was quick...working on that damage control, huh?

LOL

;-)

Bosher up for Groza Award:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2008/10/bosher-named-finalist-for-groza-award.html

Bryce is coming to da U dont listen to that " soft verbal" stuff

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