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Gameday blog: UM 49, Duke 31 (F)

Huge, huge, huge, huge win for the Canes today. Trailing 24-14 in the third quarter, the Canes score 35 unanswered points behind freshman quarterback Jacory Harris, who finished 18 of 28 for 182 yards, four touchdowns and 2 INTs.

Jacory_harris2> There's no doubt the big story now becomes does coach Randy Shannon send Jacory back to the bench in favor of starter Robert Marve. Shannon has said all along Marve would be the starter all year. But the facts are facts and Jacory is the reason UM won today. What is your take? Should Jacory replace Marve as the starter? I believe he should. He's playing better right now than Marve.

> That's one story. The other: Offensive coordinator Patrick Nix had the bounce-back game he was sorely looking for. Despite a shaky first half, he made the proper adjustments and even threw in a few wrinkles to get the offense going. The no-huddle attack in the second half was huge and set Duke back. Do the Canes now go with the no-huddle from here on out? And, is Nix now free of the wrath of Canes fans? Well, maybe for a week.

> Go-to receiver? How about freshman Aldarius Johnson. He caught 8 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and definitely showed why he and Harris were such a great tandem in high school. Their chemistry was amazing and basically fueled UM's comeback.

> How about UM's defense? They made the key stops when needed in the second half. Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis made some plays in the first half, but the defense stepped up big-time in the second half and got the pressure it needed to knock Lewis and his receivers off their game. They also were good on third down, stopping Duke on 11 of 17 attempts.

> On a side note, UM improved to 1-2 in the ACC. Also good news, North Carolina lost to Virginia to fall to 1-2 in the conference. That's the help the Canes needed to try and leapfrog the Tar Heels in the division. Virginia Tech (2-0) and Georgia Tech (3-1) are still ahead. But UM controls its own fate against those teams as well as Virginia (2-1). All the Canes need is for the Hokies to drop a game tonight to BC and UM can win its way into the ACC title game.

DukeIn case you didn't know, I was not on the travel squad for Duke. Susan Miller Degnan and Jeff Shain will be there for us today. But I was out at the BankUnited Center this morning with about 150 fans and a few other reporters for the Hoopfest. Here's a link to the audio interviews from today with Frank Haith, Katie Meier, Jack McClinton, Dwayne Collins, Brian Asbury and Jimmy Graham.

A couple of quick notes from today's Hoopsfest:
Jack_mcclinton> Jack McClinton talked about winning a national championship. McClinton really believes the Canes can make a deep run with this team. Jimmy Graham told me McClinton is even better than last season. "I feel like Jack can just continue what he did last year and just do it the whole season from the beginning tip down in that tournament that we have to go to and the NCAA tournament," Graham said. "Those last couple of games, he was penetrating a lot more and doing his little flutter deal a lot more. I feel like your going to see a lot more of that this year because people are playing his shot. He's going to take what they give him this year."

Jimmy_graham> As for Graham, he wants to be lighter this season. He said he's starting this season at 250 pounds instead of 265 so he can be more athletic. We asked him if UM will be OK this season replacing Anthony King and Ray Hicks with Cyrus McGowan, Julian Gamble and Reggie Johnson. "Julian Gamble is a big man. He's got a big wide body, attacks the glass," Graham said. "Cyrus McGowan is going to be a great player. He's a 6-9 guy who can shoot the three. He plays defense like I do. It's fun playing with him. King and Ray were great players for us. Cyrus is definitely going to help fill that gap and so is Julian. I feel like we have the same strength as last year, if not a little better."

> The Canes have been practicing for two days and a few guys are already banged up. Collins strained his groin Friday and bruised his hip with a fall Saturday. Guard James Dews had to be given an IV by Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue after he cramped up Saturday. He came back and did sign autographs for fans. Redshirt freshman center Julian Gamble was injured Friday and was on crutches Saturday. Haith said he doesn't believe the injury will be extensive.

Dequan_jones> Freshman swingman DeQuan Jones is receiving high praise from his teammates. Collins said he's having fun playing above the rim with Jones, who was called by McClinton and Asbury as a great finisher around the basket. "DeQuan is a beast. He's real athletic. As a freshman, he dunks a lot," Collins said. "You know me. I'm into dunking. That's all we do. He's mainly on my team in scrimmages. Yesterday he threw me an alley-oop. I returned the favor and threw him one."

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Jacory for President

Obama for starting QB !!!

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Hi Tom,

Due to your constant attacks, towards the Herald and Sun Sentinel blogs, we have decided to punish you. When you show less ENVY..we will restore your blog, to the normal platform.

I WAS ONE OF THE GUYS SAYING” DON’T PULL MARVE IT KILLS OUR MOMENTUM “ ITS LOOKS LIKE WE COULD BE WRONG. WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING, TO WIN !
CAN HARRIS PLAY UNDER CENTER OR IS IT A (B. BERLIN) SITUATION WHER HE CAN ONLY PLAY IN THE GUN? DO WE CHANGE OUR OFFENSE? WHAT DO WE DO? THEY BOTH PLAY BETTER IN THE GUN.

Why not Start the guy who's hot? Why play games? What is he accomplishing..?

COme to my blog. You can say whatever you want. The dumber the comments the better. Personal attacks are allowed. Notice that I claim millions of hits but only 25 people blog. 311 comments yesterday and a combined 100 by Chinese Punisher and Solarcane.

FEW QUICK POINTS:

I STRONGLY AGREE THAT THE HURRICANES PLAY BETTER WHEN THEY HAVE A QB THAT IS NOT A GUN SLINGER.

TAKE A LOOK AT PAST QB'S WALSH, TESTAVERDE, TORETTA, DORSEY NONE HAD CANNON ARMS BUT SUCCEEDED.

LOOK WHAT HAPPENS WEHN WE GET WRIGHT, FREEMAN, MARVE ALL GUYS THAT THROW ROCKETS.

JACORY HARRIS IS A GREAT QB WHO IS A TOUCH PASSER WITH GREAT SPEED AND ABOVE ALL IS 18 FREAKING YEARS OLD.

LETS STICK WITH JACORY HE HAS EARNED IT!!!

MARVE IT IS NOBODYS FAULT BUT YOURS.

Cane-ex:

No sure why you referenced me in your rant. I never said HC don't recruit. What I said was that the assistants do all of the leg work. They are the ones that find the talent and show the tapes to the HC. It's up to the HC to close (whether that be an in-home visit, sitting in the stands, etc.)

OT, I'll be the first to say I was wrong about Harris. I've had a conversation here with a few posters, and I always said I thought Harris was too fidgety and lacked the confidence that Marve would show. However, based on what I'm hearing (I could only follow via gametracker) he was great! May be he was fidgety because Shannon only threw him in there at the worst times, and only for 2 - 3 series. Maybe this was just a fluke, I don't know. But he looked great out there. I still say his arm leaves a lot to be desired, but he does have a nice touch with the ball, especially those thrown in the endzone.

Now let's see if this staff can finally get out of the way of themselves and start playing (start to finish) with the QB you're seeing lead this team and then allow the back-up in for cleanup duty.

Are you kidding? Testaverde had a rocket arm. His physical tools were amazing.

ALL THOSE QBs COULD PLAY UNDER CENTER.

Manny,
First off you do a great job with your blog and your reporting on the Canes. But due to the repeated p*ssing contest between 86cane and green I will no longer be coming to your site for my canes info. Hopefully one day you will be able to put a stop to it. I don't live in Fla. so have limited access to canes info so it really sucks to have to give up reading one of the better sources for it due a couple of jerk off boneheads. I hope that one day you are able to take care of this problem so others like my self who come here for the great info will be able to do so again. And 86cane I will no longer go to canspace either. While I don'treally expect any of you to care it just seemed like enough is enough already.

td miami 13 - bal 20

Manny I just read my local newspaper and in it Shannon was qouted as saying "Marve is his starting QB and will be for the remainder of the season". Shannon i hope U realize the team plays better with Jacory. Check the swagg and the pep in there step and i believe the recruits are coming in because they want to play with Jacory, A.Johnson, Spence and Fortson. Dont't be a idiot and lose the team because of stupidity. It is what it is. Jacory time.

You know, I don't mind Marve being our starting QB. But if this is Shannon's decision then don't half-a** it either. Leave him in there for an entire half. If he really is struggling then put in Harris for an entire half.

What I hate is that for Marve, if he does good, he's taken out, if he does bad, he's taken out. No way to win. Just let him be, or pick another starting QB already.

LMAO!!! "Not a single program out there is experiencing what we are. This is great."

LOL - three straight bowl ineligible seasons! Doe Nevada really count? LOL!

Not being ranked for 3 years straight - LMAO!!!

LOL!!! No ACC Teams ranked in the Top 20.

"Dont't be a idiot and lose the team because of stupidity"...... should have thought about that prior to hiring your 4th choice coach - LMAO!!!

LOL Randy - "Youngness" is not a word or an excuse!

U FANS SPEND TOO MUCH TIME IN TEENAGE CHAT ROOMS

Q: There’s a lot of parity in the ACC, with most teams either 2-1 or 1-2. Does that surprise you?

Shannon: No. I said earlier in the season that the one thing about the ACC is every unranked opponent beats up other unranked opponents. You never can say each year who is going to be the one ACC team in the Top 60. It’s certainly not us this year. You have to keep playing football to the end of the season and bet, meditate, or wish that you have more wins than losses to make a bowl game. It’ll work its way out probably the last two games of the season as to which coach displays the most inexperience. I am at the top of that list right now so there’s absolutely no chance we will win the division on our side.

The ACC is probably just behind the WAC right now; we have been exposed with no teams ranked in the Top 25 and our only preseason Top 10 team firing their head coach after he was emphatically embarassed by the fifth best team in the SEC.

Silly canesrule, dics are for chicks!

Florida Gaytors:

Bitter, angry, jealous

COME ON GAYTORS, GET UP AND GO

Go 'canes!

Hey canesrule,

What does the highest paid coach, best facilities in the SEC, and a reigning Heisman QB get you?

NOTHING THAT 9 OTHER TEAMS AHEAD OF YOU ARE GETTING FOR A LOT LESS

FLORIDA GAYTORS: WE DO LESS, WITH A LOT MORE

Go 'canes!

I just wanted to take a moment away from the action to say something about our beloved canesrule!

You are perhaps the BIGGEST loser to ever set foot on a rival's blog, ever! Your twisted statistics, and your over-inflated sense of your bitter, angry program are a joy to witness firsthand!

I cannot figure what I enjoy more, watching my team figure out how to climb back to the top, or watching you writh in bitterness and anger as your Gaytors slowly fall back into mediocrity!

P.S. STOP looking at my "Package" you queer!

Go 'canes!

Miami has become IRRELEVANT. No one cares. They sit near the bottom of the ACC.

There was a 1 hour college football final on ESPN and they showed highlights from just about every game. South Florida-Syracuse was even one of the games they showed.

Guess what game they didnt show?

You got it right---Miami-Duke....NO ONE CARES that is why!

So not only is Miami not even televised (No one has ESPNU), their highlights or lowlights dont even get televised!

Yeah, I want to go to the U. Look at that great exposure! The only time they get exposure is when they get manhandled by Florida or Florida State!

Congrats Miami on being IRRELEVANT!!!!

Just like Spurrier, Zook and Bowden weren't allowed in Dade County...Urban shouldn't be allowed in Broward County.

Urban is losing recruits every week...
cokecanes you are a loser hom*...with no life.
how does it feel to lose at home to an unranked team?
how does it feel that you all will lose at least 3 more games before the end of the year?
how does it feel to be a keebler?
how does it feel to read miami blogs about the canes?

The perfect ending to this season.

We make it to the ACC Championship, and play FSU, and then play Florida in a BCS Bowl.

My apologies to Patrick Nix . Great game and call bro. Peace!

cokecane miami will be find, and team do u like???

we need to think coach shannon for sticking with harris

The perfect ending to this season.

We are 5-6 heading into NC State, lose, ending up 5-7 and home for the holidays again.

Perfect ending because the world knows how much our bandwagon fans hate to travel to games, home or away.

I just wanted to take a moment away from the action to say something about our beloved Soursoda 'cane!

I cannot figure what I enjoy more, watching the only team in the state that is a national title contender continue to win, or watching fans of Duhhhh U realize week-by-week , post-by-post what the rest of the sports world has told them since day one....... Randy can't coach!

OUR WIN OVER A 5-35 TEAM WAS A STATEMENT GAME - DUHHHHHH U IS BACK BABY!!!!

Hey Soursoda 'cane,

What does the lowest paid coach, someone else's facilities, and the state's ony reigning bowl ineligible team get you?

NOTHING.

Didn't canesrule also say that Duke would win
32 to 14.

Didn't canesrule also say that Duke would win
32 to 14.

Posted by: jaycanes | October 19, 2008 at 07:48 PM

Speaking of irrelevancy I guess canesrule hasn't looked at the BCS standings today. Florida dropped from 5th to 10th the rest of the top 10 is dominated by the big 12 and the big 10.

If Miami is irrelevant as you say canesrule doesn't that make you a complete d o u c h e bag
for coming on here to talk s h i t to fans of a irrelevant team. If that's the case are you on all the DII schools talking s h i t on theyre blogs too.

wtf...... canes are tough enough to stay in games

n besides duke beat navy 41-31 and navy beat wake forest 24-17 so we will compete this weekend.... proably spank wake forest

AH HA!! Coke and canesrule, at it again!! The LOSER twins back for more abuse!!!

MOMMY, the Hurricanes are being mean again!! Why are they on TV EVERY week, and we have to PAY for our games EVERY year??????????????????? It's because your team is GREEDY boys!!! And they are bitter AND jealous of Miami!! Why else would your fans hang out on the Hurricane's blog 5 weeks after the game was played??????????????????????????

But Mommy, we have the reigning Heisman QB!! I know, BUT...he HAS lost five games in the last 12 months!! Now come over here and rub your Mommy's corns boys! EEEEEWWWW!!!!!...but Mommy!!!! Don't you two "but Mommy" me!! Start rubbing!!!

P.S. Silly canesrule, dics are for chicks!!
You "F"ing queer!! You too Coke! You flaming blog blower! Face it losers, you have a greasy blooming onion in your future!

5th in one pole, 7th in another, and what do you get?????????? 10th in the BCS!! Ha ha I guess the computers are not going to give you the "quality loss" points for losing to Ole Miss.!!! I guess the computers saw what happened to LSU last night and decided that maybe your win was not as impressive as you thought! Let's not forget that Miami played you better than any other SEC team so far this year!! Remember losers, you can ONLY beat our team when we are down! You can ONLY win titles when we are down! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Go 'canes!!


Florida Gaytors:

Best QB in the HISTORY of college football! Check!

GREATEST/HIGHEST paid coaching staff ever to walk onto a football field! (At Utah) Check!

Facilities that are so nice, Emmit Smith remarked on Sportscenter, and I quote, "Flib dibbity, scat dooodible, yaba daba, flisnisle!" End quote! Check!

Tim Tebow skipped his appearance at the Playboy Mansion, AND an opportunity to meet the Girls Next Door, so he could diddle indegent Phillipino PP's! Double check!
(Hey Coke/canesrule, didn't I ask you to explain this to our forum? How can you justify this? Why is that Ho Mo still allowed on the UF campus? I expect your answer pronto you two "F"ing queers! Ha Ha) Check!

Lost to OLE Miss. at home, AND blew their chance at a NC shot! Check AND Mate!

HEY HO, HEY HO, HEY HO, MUST BE THE COACHING

Go 'canes!

Hey canesrule, Coke lied bro!! Blowing up our blog will not make your little pp grow!

TIME TO BUY THAT CORVETTE LOSER

Go 'canes!

You're not even from Sarasota!!
-canesrule

Yes he is!
-The Easter Bunny

I'll second that!
-The Tooth Fairy

SILLY CANESRULE, DICS ARE FOR CHICKS

Go 'canes!

"we have to PAY for our games EVERY year??????????????????? It's because your team is GREEDY boys!!!" - Soursoda 'cane

Amusing....... as our AD did not resign after driving the athletic budget so far in the red, U had no choice but to demolish your own stadium.

Guess which school gives away free tickets with a test drive to fill seats.....the school whose stadium is paid in full, including the $30 Mill grand entry which just opened in 08' or the school that had to pay first, last & security to Huizinga?

"Let's not forget that Miami played you better than any other SEC team so far this year!!" - Soursoda 'cane

Hmmmmmm, lets see here what league does the team the Gators lost to by 1 point play in? Sorry to be the first to tell you, no matter how many times you replay the game, U still lost the game by 23.

WHAT IS THIS SPORTS CENTER YOU SPEAK OF

Yeah, I want to go to the U. Look at that great exposure!

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 19, 2008 at 06:26 PM

Coke, the only time you get exposure is when the cops raid the restroom at the I95 rest stop!

NOTHING SAYS LOSER LIKE HANGING ON A RIVALS BLOG 5 WEEKS AFTER THE GAME HAS BEEN PLAYED

Go 'canes!

"You can ONLY win titles when we are down! Enjoy it while it lasts!" - Soursoda 'cane

And U can only win titles when there's little to no competition involved, ie in the Big Easy or as an Indy.

Forget national titles, how many conference title games have you played in (let alone won)? It's not a coincidence U "have been down" every year since U joined the mediocre ACC.

EXCUSE U, UNRANKED & PROUD OF IT

Amusing....... as our AD did not resign after driving the athletic budget so far in the red, U had no choice but to demolish your own stadium.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Well we have something in common, neither did ours! "F"ing LOSER!

Wayne just dropped another 250 million into our 300 million dollar facility!! Our stadium is the NICEST in the state, and we can buy BEER!! We don't have to run to Joe's Deli, or stick a ziploc bag of warm whiskey down our pants! Although having your buddies dig around in your pants for booze is probably the highlight of your game day experience!

COME ON GAYTORS, GET UP AND GO

Go 'canes!

NOTHING SAYS LOSER LIKE STRUGGLING TO BEAT A 5-35 TEAM & THEN CALLING IT A STATEMENT GAME.

PLEASE DON'T RUN THE SCORE UP ON US U

"neither did ours"? - Soursoda 'cane

Wow - that's a serious case of deial. The Orange Bowl no longer exists, it was demo'd because U couldn't pay for the upkeep. It's 2008 not 1985.

EJECT THE BETAMAX TAPE, THE WORLD HAS MOVED ON & SO SHOULD U

"Our stadium"? - Soursoda 'cane

TIL THE DAY WE MISS RENT

And U can only win titles when there's little to no competition involved, ie in the Big Easy or as an Indy.


Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 10:41 PM

We hung six straight on you loser.

Once we did twice in the same season!

Another time we did it with your recruit!

Something ESPN will never say about your program: "That team will go down as one of the GREATEST teams to EVER play the game!"

What were the ex Gaytors doing in the NFL today?? HMMM, NOT MUCH!

Go 'canes!

COME ON CANES, GET UP AND PULL OFF A WINNING REGULAR SEASON RECORD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS.

Yes are offense is ranked 112th, but it's much better than dead last at 118th.

RANDY IS MOVING THE PROGRAM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 10:52 PM

You still here?

No one want's to talk to you over at GAYTOR CLAUSE?

That's what's so funny, REAL Gaytor fans hate you too!!

Go 'canes!

"We hung six straight on you loser." - Soursoda 'cane

The Gators just happened "to be down" a few of those years.

SOUNDS RIDICULOUS DOESN'T IT YOU HALF-WIT IMBECILE

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