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McCarthy, Moncur likely done for the year

Just got back home from the longest and most interesting Randy Shannon Sunday press conference I've ever attended and unfortunately do not have good news to report.

Colin_mccarthyLinebacker Colin McCarthy, who was a late scratch for Saturday's game against the Seminoles, is done for the season according to Shannon. And defensive end Eric Moncur, who left Saturday's game in the second quarter with a leg injury, could be too.

"Colin is done for the season. He won't be playing anymore," said Shannon, who said McCarthy's injury was related to his shoulder, the same one he injured in high school. "Eric Moncur, fellas, I don't know. I don't know if he'll make it back. After halftime, he didn't come back dressed. Those guys, I don't know their status. I'll let you guys know Tuesday or Monday, but it didn't look very good for Eric Moncur."

"I talked to [Eric] a little bit and I told him I love you to death, but I can't do this to you. We can't do this to you. You can't do this to yourself. You just got to shut it down. We'll send you to a specialist. But right now you're not going to be able to help us this season."

Eric_moncurConsider it a huge blow to this Miami defense, which was torched by Florida State for 281 yards rushing and four touchdowns Saturday in the 41-39 loss at Dolphin Stadium. Shannon said the injuries mean freshmen will have to step up. Saturday, Sean Spence got the start in place of McCarthy at weakside linebacker alongside Glenn Cook and Daryl Sharpton. Sunday, Shannon said the team will have to bring Arthur Brown along as well as Kylan Robinson and Jordan Futch. That trio has a combined four tackles this season. Spence led UM Saturday with 10 tackles and an interception.

On the defensive line, Shannon pointed to Adewale Ojomo, Marcus Robinson and Andrew Smith to have to step up and fill Moncur's shoes. Ojomo recovered a fumble Saturday and had three tackles and started the opener in Moncur's place.

"You don't expect these things, but you got to your mind ready for it," Shannon said. "I've learned to be prepared instead of just guessing. Guys got to play -- that's why they came here. Coaches got to get these guys ready in some form or fashion."

> I'll have more for you later from Randy's press conference, which lasted a half hour longer than usual. He even got a pen and started drawing up his depth chart on the dry erase board for us today and talked at length about his vision for this program. But for now, here are some quick, short notes.

> Shannon said it was receiver Sam Shields who made the costliest mistake in Saturday's game. Shields was flagged for an illegal substitution penalty when he came in on a formation he doesn't even play on when Miami had the ball on Florida State's 4-yard line midway through the fourth quarter. The Hurricanes settled for a field goal when they couldn't punch it in the end zone. Shannon said he felt that it was turning point in the game. "I thought definitely we were going to score," Shannon said. "We score, we go up and now Florida State has a different mentality. When your trying to come back in the game, that was the biggest play. Now, you got the whole momentum and now Florida State is [panicking]. That really hurt us."

"I have no idea [why Sam ran out on the field]," Shannon said. "He's not even in that personnel group, first team, second team or third team. That's what had everybody baffled."

> Shannon said he's optimistic Javarris James will be able to play next week. He said James will have to work on inside running drills this week and prove he can cut on his injured ankle.

> Despite the loss, Shannon said he was very proud of the fight Miami showed by rallying in the fourth quarter.

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CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT SHANNON HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIS VISION FOR THE PROGRAM..

damn..when you think things are bad enough they get worse. Well like RS stated they were recruited and came to a top program to compete and excel. I can understand the frustration being a die hard cane and having to witness this sub par play. yes coker totally *ucked this program. Yes we had lofty expectations about the BCS. but we've got be realistic. The program is making strides. Keep in mind the pivotal players that are making the plays..its these booker and northwestern "freshmen". Yea these losses hurt like bad..but we've got to come to the grips that were in rebuild mode! im glad futch, brown, and robinson are goin to play. let them make there rookie mistakes now so they can get that *hit out there systems permanently. let the haters hate and enjoy there little lime light cuz in a few years well be shaking the *riggin continent.. manny your awesome bro.

"By 2010, our Freshman studs are Juniors" - Captain Chaos

Yeahhhh but by 2010 will U have figured out it's your coach that's the issue and not that U "have a young team".

PROMOTE WITHIN

WHEN HAS OUR "D" EVER LOOKED LIKE THIS???? - the funky bunch

"41 @ HM VS FSU? NOT EVER" - marky mark

Ummmmmm try 48-0 in the OB Finale vs UVA.

Maybe you only tune into 1 game every other year, bringing up the average Nelson ratings for fans of Duhhhh U, but.........

YOUR D HAS PRETTY MUCH LOOKED LIKE THIS SINCE THE DAY U WERE LAST RANKED - 2+ YEARS AGO

Let the weekly evidence speak again:

6 SEC Teams in the Top 20

1 ACC Team in the Top 20

FSU falling in at #33 under "others receiving votes" and Duhhhhhh U falling in at #Irrelevant just outside the Top 75.

"Yeah but we have much younger teams in the ACC, it's almost as if we are recruiting middle school kids, while the rest of the conferences in the nation are hand picking kids directly out of high school......"

Whhhhaaaaa - IT'S ALL ABOUT EXCUSE U

"You've got to keep banging away on pride, the pride factor that you have inside of you," Shannon said.

WHEN'S THE PARADE?

"a few years well be shaking the *riggin continent" - canism

So who do U think Kirby is going to hire to replace Shannon?

WELL "WE'LL" BE WAITING

WOW! we fans really have character. the team we CLAIM to care for SO MUCH looses and we rail against them & practically destroy them. They all stink; the president,coaches,players,stadium,uniforms,etc. They win and everything is GREAT. As fans we are very FLAKY. FANS let's show some CHARACTER when the team we CLAIM to care for looses.

Success breeds hatred.

Thats why I hate the Canes so much.

You may not be very successful RIGHT now but overall the Canes have succeeded more than my team ever has by far.

I am staying in the closet for now like Timmy Tebow but eventually I will come out and admit im a Canes fan.(That IS why im on here more than any other blog on the net)

It is so nice to be able to talk sh*t about the Canes now, Ive never been able to do this before, that is why im enjoying it so much, too bad it wont last long, I already see your freshman making huge strides, sh*t!!!!!!

LSU is gonna stomp us on Saturday, I can see it now! Dammit!

Gaturd trolls in disguise need to uncloset themselves. these are jay and daniel, the orange and blue buttplug boys from the canes Palm Beach Post blog. The post eliminated the Gaturd blog and they don't know what to do with themselves.

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE YARDS. Sorry A S S Antone Smiff ROASTED your pathetic D. Canesrule said it well above, your D looks EXACTLY like it looked the last time you were ranked over 2 years ago.

FSU's offense is a complete fraud ( cane fan description..not mine) and they still completely tooled you. DuhWho is in a continual downfall as the result of hiring nobody coaches from within. Sadly, you don't have the jack needed to hire a qualified coach. Not to mention that the ones you Did interview turned and ran. You sorry buttplugs were thinking ,"hmmm...Spurrier wouldn't be bad." NO prominent coach will ever have anything to do with DuhWho as long as you pay scraps you imbeciles. Welcome to your new existence. Your new reality. NO, not a "down time" as you fools are so fond of saying. Uh uh. This is who you are.

One thing that has ALWAYS been a problem for Duhhhhh U is coaching.

16-18 in the ACC.

ANY CHANCE WE CAN OFFER RANDY'S JOB TO KATE MATHIS - PROMOTE WITHIN!

It is so nice to be able to talk sh*t about the Canes now......

NOW? U must have missed the last 4 seasons. Let me break it down for U.

U now play in the mediocre ACC, U are currently in last place in you division & soon to be in last place in the entire ACC, U are 16-18 in ACC games, in 2006 U beat Nevada by 1 in the WhatchaMaCallIt Bowl, in 2007 U played in the All I What For Christmas Is to Play In a Bowl Game Bowl, U haven't come close to making the Top 25 in over 2 Years, U made the mistake of hiring a head coach with NO previous head coaching experience, and now all U can do is whine about it!

U will lose 5 of your last 7.

A 4-8 Record - U heard it here first!

FAIR WEATHER FANS LIVE UNDER ROCKS

Okay, I never post, but here I go. Almost everything I'm reading is negative and what I've got to say, is not. History repeats itself in crazy ways, for example in 1991, we won a title and in '92 we lost a title... 10 years later the same exact thing happened. In 1997, we went 5-6 and 10 years later we went 5-7.
The bottom line with this is, it doesn't matter who the coach is, Miami has had a lot of ups and a few downs, but this is a legit over haul of a team. If you watched Butch Davis rebuild this program, there was not a lot of forgiveness in any Cane fans' mind until the talent got mature. I know they went thru a probation, but is the coaching change and bad recruiting all that much different from a probation? I can recall Miami losing to Syracuse in 1998, 66-13, but they won a title 3 years later. In 2000, we didn't show up against Washington, and it was just another game Butch couldn't win.
This team has shown it has tremendous, young talent, and has a poor secondary, notice our recruiting class next year, (DB heavy). I just hope history repeats itself again... a title in the next 3 years.

"I just hope history repeats itself again" - Ramon

ANOTHER 5-7 SEASON IN ALREADY UNDERWAY

Post over at Sun Sentinel Canesrule. Lots of suffering cane fans over there too. Shandel Richardson's UM Hurricanes blog. Too many comedy opportunities for you to pass up. Cya-there

Canesrule get a life and stop posting while you're whacking yourself off looking at pictures of Tebow and Meyer on your wall.

Anyhow, on to more important matters. Our last 2 headcoaches have been promotions from within and we let the players decide who should be our next coach. Big mistake!!! 19 and 20 year olds should not be making this decision for big-time programs as the U once was. Our next decision, probably coming this summer, needs to be fully evaluated by people in the know. Chud for head coach? Maybe Schiano, Tuberville. Whoever it is the AD probably should make the final decision not the players otherwise the next HC of the Canes may be from Northwestern or Booker T highschool.

all the cane haters enjoy it just dont forget FSU 2 titles UF 2 titles not even five between both teams when it comes down to it look at the head to head battles and look who's at the top THE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

This Canesrule character has to go. He's the only one posting. He's like a dog that goes to town on himself - this guy just can't stop licking.

Live it up kid the pendulum will soon swing our way, and your short-lived spot in the lime light will be something you can tell the grand kids about; "Grandson, did I ever tell you about a crush I had on a man once. His name was Tim Tebow. That was back when the Gators were on top of the world. Two National Championships in like 100 years. They were the epitome of dominance!"

Who will be the next Miami Hurricanes head coach?

Dan Morgan?
Ray Lewis?

Hell if you want to save money hire some dude coaching one of the high schools.

"........... should not be making this decision for big-time programs as the U once was." - Singer

NO TRUER WORD WERE EVER SPOKEN...the operative phrase being " the U once WAS."

And now you squirmingly settle into your new place in the order of college football as an under-funded, under resourced, conference member. Duh U has flat out S U C K E D since joining the ACC

ITS NOT A COINCIDENCE

U are done. goodnight. kill the lights. aspire to the Poulan Weedeater Bowl. Where was your last bowl game? Idaho? When was the last time you sniffed the top 25? Are you prepared to accept giving up TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE YARDS RUSHING from time to time? Hope so. Antone Smiff couldn't carry my jock. How you let that guy roast your D is beyond comprehension. Maybe it's just because U S U C K

"Who will be the next Miami Hurricanes head coach?

Dan Morgan?
Ray Lewis?"

- cokecane


At least if Morgan is hired as HC there will be plenty of room to diagram plays on his ample forehead.

Ive been waiting for these past 2 years the Canes have been down my WHOLE life, since you guys are the most winningest team since the 80s. My team has been mediocre since the beginning, with 2 Championships both of which were not undefeated seasons, damn SEC!

It really sucks you guys have accomplished twice as much as my team in a quarter of the time, and that is why i hate you guys so much. Grrrrrrrr!

Miami joined the ACC in 2004 and despite 3 conference losses, the Hurricanes ended the season with a Peach Bowl victory over rival Florida.

Even if you struggled in the ACC you still beat our ass. Dammit! I hate you guys!

"THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE ARE CHEAP AND SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.... IF SMU CAN PAY MORE TO THEIR COACH THAN MIAMI, SOMETHING IS WRONG." - Tally Cane

Way to catch on to what everyone else has been preaching since the day U hired your 4th choice coach!

randy is just wrong - PERIOD!

look here canesrule just take a few zanix and it will be alright you have proven my point all the haters hate because in the big picture canes winners FSU and UF losers it all comes down to titles UM 5 FSU 2 UF 2 now canes fans know why were hated sorry gaytards and its not florida state its florida cant

but lets be real miami its going to take time we r not going to win the national title over night this is randy shannon 2nd year give him till next year coaches in the nfl get three years to show improvement randy shannon is 1-1 against florida state butch davis thru 95 - 99 was 0-5 we lost to florida state under butch in 97 miami 0 florida state 47 come on give shannon a chance larry coker did not have a young tean like shannon does

Let the weekly evidence speak again:

6 SEC Teams in the Top 20

1 ACC Team in the Top 20

What happened to the normal top 25????

6 SEC

3 ACC And growing!!!!!

SEC Sux!!!!

Addicted to zanix???

Is that what the doctor prescribes to U when U get migraine headaches caused by your offensive coordinator's play calling?

Leave it to a fan of Duhhhh U to sound it out.

PHIVIV & SEYPHEN

I prefer Tequila and my Saban punching bag!

Nix is da man and the SEC Sux!!!

Who is ranked #1 Not the SEC!!!!

Looks like the Big 12 has more ranked teams in the top 20 than the SEC.

Many games left many more for the SEC to lose!

Auburn is on the way out!

Who's next??

Florida?

SEC SUX.

This team is BRUTAL - Riley Skinner must be licking his chops waiting to play us. He'll throw for over 400 yards and Wake destroys Da U by 25+...

Didn't they lose to Army?????

CanedAgain, learn your FB!

Da U will skin skinner!

SEC

WE LOSE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY

Air Force?

No, it was Navy....

Florida almost beat Ole Mrs.!!!!!

WE WANT A DO-OVER

LSU is coming to the Swamp!

BEND OVER FLORIDA, I'LL DRIVE

We earned our 1st SEC Title after 53 years!

He He

INSERT ONE OF A THOUSAND PUNCH LINES HERE

At least we have the SEC Conference to fall back on!

NO YOU DON'T, SEC FAN'S HATE YOU TOO

I think canesrule went to bed.

His mommy was calling.

"look here canesrule just take a few zanix" - sebastian1

"Looks like the Big 12 has more ranked teams in the top 20 than the SEC." - Jimmy Buffest's #1 Fan

Duhhhh U should require all of their fans to obtain a GED prior to being able to cheer for them.

ZANIX & SIMPLE ARITHMETIC DON'T MIX

2 bigtime injuries. What's Randy's vision for the program??? I don't get it, recruit more playmakers? Let everyone play? Not much news there. Recruit South Florida? We know all of this.

How about getting some linemen and secondary personnel. How about throwing it deep!!!

Good game though. Love the way we fought back.

Gaytor girls are HOT!

SKANKS, IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER

Canesrule,

The milk is in the fridge, the Ovaltine is in the pantry. Your Tim Teblow jammies are in the dryer.

YOUR MOM'S NOT COMING HOME (AGAIN) TONIGHT

"Love the way we fought back" - crackjunkie

Fought back? U mean the way the Noles gave their best shot at handing U the win on a silver platter.

If U learned to play for 60 minutes U wouldn't have to fight back now would U?

U's MOTTO = 60 MINUTES OF 1/2 OUR EFFORT

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