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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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Something the Top 25 can only say about your program........

UNRANKED 3 YEARS STRAIGHT

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

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 10:55 PM

If only it were true!

Go 'canes!

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!

We are having a "down" year for the third year straight and for the foreseeable future, at least until we hire a real coach.

ANY CHANCE WE CAN TRANSFER BACK TO THE BIG EASY?

Bitter, jealous, angry!

COME ON GAYTORS, GET UP AND GO

Go 'canes!

Canesrule, put your Tebow jammies on and come to bed! But Mr. Kehoe, I don't want to sleep next to your 5 'ship rings, AND that smelly steamer!

Go 'canes!

U live in the past, we live in the present because we have a future, not to mention a reason to actually watch the rest of the season.

RANDY IS OUT-SMARTING HIMSELF RIGHT INTO ANOTHER BOWL INELIGIBLE SEASON

U live in the past, we live in the present because we have a future, not to mention a reason to actually watch the rest of the season.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 11:07 PM

The present??? Oh yeah, OLD MISS.!! Right! The WORST team in the SEC! What else, another non-conference bowl drubbing by the likes of MEEEchigan???????

THE GAYTORS HAVE LOST 5 GAMES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, IS THAT "PRESENT" ENOUGH FOR YOU

Go 'canes!

4-3

behind on stadium rent

can't sniff a conference title game

bowl ineligible

112th best offense in the nation

5th best team in the state

Still believing U actually won a game U lost by 23

IT'S ALL ABOUT DENIAL U!!!

UM IS 1ST OF 12 TEAMS IN THE ACC IN PF 228- AND 11TH OF 12 IN PA 170

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

Posted by: canesrule

ACTUALLY THE U IS 102.

118 IS ANOTHER BAD SEC TEAM, VANDERBILT!!!!

Old Mrs. is ranked 53rd

DIDN'T THEY BEAT THE GAYTURDS IN HICKVILLE?????

SEC SUX

"LOST 5 GAMES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS" -Soursoda 'cane

Great comeback U idiot! How about dropping 10 of 17?

IT'S ALL ABOUT IGNORANCE U

SEC SUX?

U lose again U half-wit imbecile!

The Top 25 over-rules your turd for brains biased opinion every day of the week.

"Old Mrs. is ranked 53rd"......at least they know how to score a TD and play the entire 60 minutes.

Better log off while your ahead of yourself there brainiac, you have proven time and time again that your ignorance has gotten the best of you.

Don't continue to make me show you up and point out what an imbecile U are in each and every post. U need to get a life and become a fan of a real school.

Sorry canesrule, I stepped away to watch the Rays win the ALCS! Do we at least agree on that, or are you a Red Sox jock sniffing honk as well?

"LOST 5 GAMES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS" -Soursoda 'cane

WE DID NOT HAVE A HEISMAN QB UNDER CENTER NOR THE GREATEST COACH EVER TO COACH THE GAME WHEN WE LOST, WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE

R ED SOX
A ND
Y ANKEES
S UCK!

Go 'canes!

U need to get a life and become a fan of a real school.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 11:32 PM

AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO SEE'S THE HUMOR IN THIS STATEMENT

NOTHING SAYS LOSER LIKE HANGING ON TO A RIVALS BLOG 5 WEEKS AFTER THE GAME WAS PLAYED

BITTER, JEALOUS, ANGRY

COME ON GAYTORS, GET UP, AND GO

Go 'canes!

5 games in 12 months!

OUR SEC LOSSES WERE HIGHER QUALITY THAN YOURS, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND CROWN US NOW

Go 'canes!

Florida Gaytors:

HOLY SHYT, OLE MISS IS LAUGHING AT US

Go 'canes!

Canesrule,

53

WHAT IS THE # OF YEARS IT TOOK YOU TO WIN YOUR 1ST CONFERENCE TITLE

Go 'canes!

Florida Gaytors:

Best QB ever!

Best coach ever!

Best weight room ever!

Best conference ever!

LOST TO OLE MISS (WORST TEAM IN THE SEC)

LOST 5 GAMES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (TITLE TOWN)

REPEAT: THE GAYTORS HAVE LOST 5 GAMES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN TEAM BOYS)

Go 'canes!

"Old Mrs. is ranked 53rd"......at least they know how to score a TD and play the entire 60 minutes.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 11:28 PM

ANOTHER QUALITY LOSS, TAKE THAT MIAMI

Go 'canes!

5 in 12 = no 'ship for you!

DON'T FORGET OUR QUALITY LOSS TO MEEECHIGAN, GOT YOU AGAIN MIAMI

Go 'canes!

Remember the time we were not going to play for the championship, but then West Virginia Lost, and then USC had a hickup, and then the BCS computer sneezed, and then....

CROWN US ALREADY OR WE WILL CROWN OURSELVES

Go 'canes!

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!

Once again: (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!)

Don't continue to make me show you up and point out what an imbecile U are in each and every post. U need to get a life and become a fan of a real school.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Got me again canesrule! I promise to stay off of the Gaytor Clause blog! Oh wait, I don't go on the Gaytor Clause blog! I hate the Gaytors, why would I want to go on THEIR blog??????

NOTHING SAYS LOSER LIKE HANGING ON YOUR RIVALS BLOG 5 WEEKS AFTER THE GAME WAS PLAYED

Go 'canes!

canesrule back... U said we'd lose, WE WON... GO AWAY... Little Boy...

NOTHING SAYS LOSER LIKE HANGING ON YOUR RIVALS BLOG 5 WEEKS AFTER THE GAME WAS PLAYED

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane

Sarasota 'cane = foamymouth canesrule 9 'ships

Nothing says loser like posting desperate bunk until ONE FOURTEEN IN THE MORNING YOU ENORMOUS LOSER !!!!

NOTHING says loser like calling a win over DUKE a "statement game"

Wow two game winning streak for WAAAAAAAAAAAANdy Shannon.

UCF and Duke!

What a darn awesome coach! Give him a 5 year extension PLEASE!!!!!

Maybe even strike a deal with ESPN so they start showing Canes highlights again because with a 3 hour show Sunday night, no one even mentioned the Canes name or showed a Miami highlight.

How does it feel Miami since you cant win anything since joining a conference with a conference championship game???? Forget going undefeated, you cant even get to the weak ACC championship game! It was much easier before being independent, playing FAMU, Temple and weak compeitition and then playing the title game in the Orange Bowl. Now what??????

You guys are IRRELEVANT!!!!!

Go Randy Shannon--lead the Canes to a mid December Bowl in Boise, Idaho!!!!

Top of the morning to you coke, canesrule!

NOTHING says loser like calling a win over DUKE a "statement game"

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 20, 2008 at 06:42 AM

UHMM, YOU called Duke a statement game, we called it a win!!

Did you RUN right over to your computer at 6:42 am before or after you stripped off your urine soaked jammies???? You "F"ing douche bag(s)????? This is OUR blog LOSERS!!

I realize that most of the "A"holes over at GAYTOR CLAUSE don't want you! Well guess what, we don't want you either! But if you insist on posting here, so be it!

As Al Davis used to say, "Just win ONE, BABY", a 'ship that is, where you did not need another team to LOSE in order for your team to win!

5 LOSSES IN 12 MONTHS DOES NOT A CHAMPION MAKE

NOW GO START COLLECTING SHOPPING CARTS, PUMPING CONCRETE, FLIPPING BURGERS, OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO AT YOUR MEANINGLESS JOB, SO YOU CAN COME HOME AND FEED THAT PIG YOU CALL YOUR WIFE/BOYFRIEND YOU "F"ING LOSER

Go 'canes!

Don't dodge the question:

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!

Once again, again: (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!)

5 LOSSES IN 12 MONTHS DOES NOT A CHAMPION MAKE

Go 'canes!

That's funny (CokeHead) because I saw the Highlights of the Cane/Duke game like 4 times on ESPN, you must've been in the bathroom spankin hank, and busting up some lines, lol. How bout growing up, and staying the hell off the Cane blog. We must've POUNDED your team so many times in the past, that you're going to run your mouth while we rebuild, and that shows your age. Okay I'm done, you can go back to the bathroom now, LOL.

Wow two game winning streak for WAAAAAAAAAAAANdy Shannon.

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 20, 2008 at 07:28 AM

I just realized something we have in common! Both UF and Miami are on a TWO game winning streak!! How IRONIC!

5 LOSSES IN 12 MONTHS DOES NOT A CHAMPION MAKE

Go 'canes!


"Sarasota Cane" is foamy mouth Canesrule 9' ships. Different name, same imbecile.

Canesrule 9' ships and I laugh at that statement!

I'M BATMAN

Go 'canes!

Don't dodge the question:

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!

Once again, again: (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!)

5 LOSSES IN 12 MONTHS DOES NOT A CHAMPION MAKE

Go 'canes!

Sid Rosenberg stated on his show this morning that JMP (throw your source under the bus Sid) told him that Jacory Harris has a strong dislike for Shannon and will transfer. And that Shannon knows this and that's why he's getting shorted on PT.

I think the phrase Sid used was "Harris can't stand Shannon."

Sid Rosenberg stated on his show this morning that JMP (throw your source under the bus Sid) told him that Jacory Harris has a strong dislike for Shannon and will transfer. And that Shannon knows this and that's why he's getting shorted on PT.

That is the most ridiculous thing I have read in quite some time! If that were true, Harris would not be playing at all!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 03:37 PM

Check what the SEC is doing. Weak OOC games, beat each other up, etc. UF's schedule ranking 116th out of 119 teams. What a joke.

PLAY SOMEBODY!!!

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

You act like the season is over. Do you not see we had 4 or 5 TRUE FRESHMEN score this past weekend. They are getting into a zone which is what we needed. The future looks a heck of a lot brighter for us than it does U!!!

UF has nothing for their future. 175 lb backs soaking wet!?!? What a joke.

We are 4-3, and our loses are to teams with a combined record of 15-4. 2 of those losses were by 6 points. Not bad for the youngest starting team in CFB.

UF's one loss is to a team that is 3-4. Our three teams losses equal your one team losses. That is pretty pathetic!!!

SEC = Same Excuse Constantly

We are the best because WE ARE THE LOUDEST!!!

UF still has losses to UGA, Vandy, USC, and FSU coming up. LMAO!!!

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

No exposure? Let's see on 11/13 AND 11/20 we are a Thursday night game on ESPN, nationally televised. No exposure? LMAO!!!

You just spew hatred venom backing it with no substance. Work on that football education, num num...

2 or 3 bad seasons. SO WHAT? THE U won their first national title before UF even sniffed a conference title.

Posted by: canesrule | October 19, 2008 at 07:41 PM

NO!

The #1 recruiting class, num num.

Can U really be that stupid? I guess U can.

Posted by: I wish I were THE U because 5 is greater than 2. | October 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Not to defend UF, but CBSsportsline adjusts the strength of schedule weekly, and UF is rated 39 this week, not 119. Miami is rated 44. Texas is rated 12, OK 3, PSU 82, USC 28, Georgia 5, OSU 8, and LSU 75.

This is based on wins and losses.

Go 'canes!

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

U are that dumb. THE U's schedules for every championship:

1983
Date UM Rank Opponent Result Score
Sept. 3 at (7) Florida L 3-28
Sept. 10 at Houston W 29-7
Sept. 17 Purdue W 35-0
Sept. 24 (13) Notre Dame W 20-0
Oct. 1 15 at Duke W 56-17
Oct. 8 12 Louisville W 42-14
Oct. 15 10 at Mississippi St. W 31-7
Oct. 22 8 at Cincinnati W 17-7
Oct. 29 7 (12) West Virginia W 20-3
Nov. 5 5 East Carolina W 12-7
Nov. 12 6 at Florida State W 17-16
Jan. 2 5 *vs. (1) Nebraska W 31-30

1987 (oh, looky at the SEC teams)
Date UM Rank Opponent Result Score
Sept. 5 10 (20) Florida W 31-4
Sept. 26 5 at (10) Arkansas W 51-7
Oct. 3 3 at (4) Florida St. W 26-25
Oct. 10 3 Maryland W 46-16
Oct. 24 3 at Cincinnati W 48-10
Oct. 31 3 at East Carolina W 41-3
Nov. 7 3 Miami (Ohio) W 54-3
Nov. 14 3 Virginia Tech W 27-13
Nov. 21 3 Toledo W 24-14
Nov. 28 2 (10) Notre Dame W 24-0
Dec. 5 2 (8) South Carolina W 20-16
Jan. 1 2 *(1) Oklahoma W 20-14


Forget about it. It's not like you'll understand anyway. You love talking out your...

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 20, 2008 at 01:03 PM

I saw that. I got my info from an article written in 10/1/2008.

I guess LSwho really inflated that even though they suck.

It's a shame people are really this blind when it comes to preseason rankings and all of that. It's not what you are ranked now or last season. It's what you are ranked at the end of this season.

Posted by: I wish I were THE U because 5 is greater than 2. | October 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Dude there is no point arguing stats with these LOSERS! Canesrule/Coke climbed on the Gaytor boob around the same time Meyer did! They have never tasted the sour milk before! That's what is so sweet about the game, it's HUMBLING! What goes up, always comes down! It's fun and rewarding watching a young rival writh in agony as they experience the pitfalls of this game! It is only then that a "fan" can come to appreciate what another team has done/is doing. You do not have to like it, but you do have to acknowledge it!

For a seasoned fan, you look for signs of success, or failure, to gauge where your team is headed. Miami is reloading the talent, and their stock is slowly going up! One step back, two steps forward! I do not recall a Florida team that has had to START so many freshmen! I do not recall so many freshmen having such EARLY success as starters.

UF seems to be stuck just outside of the upper echelon teams. They need A LOT of help (again) to sniff that National Title! It's just not likely with the loss to Ole Miss. That has hurt them severely, as evidenced by the BSC ranking they received yesterday. They cannot "win" their way out of the hole they have dug this time. They need others to lose (again).

I expect one day UF will go undefeated, and "earn" a birth at the NC, but until then, they will have to watch the teams ahead of them, and hope they lose (again).

THE TRUTH HURTS

Go 'canes!

LETS GET HARRIS SOME MORE PRACTICE SNAPS UNDER CENTER. IF THEY CAN GET HIM TO PLAY THAT WAY UNDER CENTER, WE WILL BE BACK.

canesrule & cokecane r back... U said we'd lose, WE WON... GO AWAY... Little Boys...

hmm wonder why lsu lost wotten as a commmit wonder if debose is going to lsu??

Manny,

What's going on? No updates since Saturday? No post-game grades?

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