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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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Canesrule,

You're doctor called. He said, "I'm afraid that's as big as it is ever going to get"!

TIME TO BUY THAT CORVETTE

Go 'canes!!

The UF campus is awesome!

"Excuse me sir, could you tell me where the political debate is"?

DON'T "TASE" ME BRO'

Well it's time for dinner! Canesrule's Mom and I got a "little somthin' somthin'" planned for later!

IF THE DUMPSTER IS A ROCKIN', DON'T COME A KNOCKIN'

Go 'canes!

Awesome! More excuses for Canes fans. It is painfully obvious to the rest of the Nation that Randy Shannon is a joke of a head coach so keep blaming everything from the youth to the rain and now the injuries. Awesome! Keep Shannon around forever! Shannon is around and Florida State and Florida will keep being the top programs in Florida.

Shannon is around and Florida State and Florida will keep being the top programs in Florida.

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 06, 2008 at 05:44 PM

WE LOSE "BETTER" THAN THE U

Go 'canes!

CokeCanes:

I haven't seen Florida or Florida State win 34 games in a row lately, or anyone else in the country for that matter!!!!

Bitterness!

IT'S A GAYTOR THANG, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND

Go 'canes!

I wish that NCAA record 58 game home winning streak belonged to The U and not the Gaytors!

YOU'RE NOT IN GAINESVILLE ANYMORE DORTHY, THE NCAA RECORD 58 GAME HOME WINNING STREAK DOES BELONG TO THE U

Go 'canes!

I can't wait to watch LSU Spank the Gayturds this weekend.

Canesrule,

You're Uncle Fester is here to see you. He want's to play "hide and seek" with you again!

BUT I DON'T WANT TO TOSS HIS SALAD

Go 'canes!

can't wait to watch LSU Spank the Gayturds this weekend.

Posted by: jaycanes | October 06, 2008 at 05:57 PM

I can't agree more!

I was just over at The Gator Clause blog for the 1st time. WHAT A JOKE!!! I clicked on the last 2 blogs and there were about 5 posts between them, and half of those were from a UM fan! No wonder those losers are always on our blog!

On top of that, they are blowing up their own blog worse than ours!

GATOR NATION, THE MOST BITTER/SPOILED FANBASE IN THE COUNTRY, BAR NONE, LOSERS

Go 'canes!

The University of Florida

THE NEW YORK YANKEES OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

WE DO LESS WITH MORE

Go 'canes!!

At this point let spence, brown, futch and them play. ojomo was the only one on the d-line who stepped up on saturday anyways. manny whats up with the o-line status. i think it was youngblood who was injured any word on him?

Randy S and Donna S should both be fired.

I cant wait to watch UCF beat up on the Canes.

BAWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA

Sole possession of last place in the WEAK @ss @CC!!!!


Randy Shannon--taking the program to new lows!!!

Imagine if the Canes had to face a top 10 team this year?

Imagine what Missouri would do to that weak @SS Canes secondary???

I bet Missouri would put on 135 points on the Canes.

SCORING UPDATE:

UNRANKED FLORIDA STATE JUST SCORED AGAIN AGAINST THOSE NORTHWESTERN "STUDS"


BAAWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

SO-TA! SO-TA! SO-TA! SO-TA!

cokecanes:

The CANES have faced a top ten team this year and was only down 9-3 in the fourth quarter. Remember the gayturds? Sounds to me like you need to quit downing the CANES and keep up with college football.

Defense is as bad as I can recall and I have been a fan 30 years.

Posted by: BigCane Fan | October 06, 2008 at 12:31 PM

BigCane,

'84 season we started out 2-0 vs. #1 Auburn and #17 Gators. Got to 8-2 and #6 before teams figured out that you have to throw it against the 'Canes. In order; we lost 42-40 to Frank Reich and MD, 47-45 to Flutie, and 39-37 to UCLA in th Fiesta.

I know it was only 3 games but THAT was as bad as I've ever see the 'Canes on D.

Like I said earlier,Shannon needs to call the defense.

BILL YOUNG HAS GOT TO GO!!!

NCAA (Red Zone Efficiency) - Defense #116 IN THE COUNTRY 16 DRIVES 16 SCORES 7 RUSH TDs 7 PASS TDs & 2 FGs. BILL IS PERFECT 16-16 100% WHEN HAVE WE EVER HAD A RED ZONE "D" LIKE THIS????

Monday Night football is over, I won my fantasy game by 1 point, and two losers have been posting on my blog, bad mouthing my beloved team!

Canesrule/CokeCanes, you two are never funny, just bitter! LSU is gonna mop the floor with your sorry team!

GO GET YOUR SHINEBOXES BOY'S

Go 'canes!

Tim Tebow circumcised several little pp's on his mission!

TIMMY, CAN I HAVE MY FORESKIN BACK

Go 'canes!

Imagine what Missouri would do to that weak @SS Canes secondary???

I GUESS WE COULD IMAGINE THAT, BUT WHY? DOES YOUR MOM HAVE A FILTER ON YOUR PC THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM ACCESSING PORNO? YOU QUEER(S)

Go 'canes!


SCORING UPDATE:

Miami 9 NCAA Championships

Florida 4 NCAA Championships

MIAMI WINS, AGAIN

Go 'canes!

I bet Missouri would put on 135 points on the Canes.

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 06, 2008 at 07:52 PM

How long have you been playing cards Coke?

I'M GOING ALL IN

Go 'canes!!

I can't wait to watch UCF beat up on the Canes.

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 06, 2008 at 07:50 PM

I can't wait to watch Ole Miss beat up on Florida!

I LOVE MY NEW DVR

Go 'canes!

brandin harris sucks just admitt it

Randy Shannon for ACC coach of the year!!!

A head coach doing less with more talent than anyone in the country.

Remember you get what you pay for. Look at Alabama vs Miami both second year coaches and Alabama has a BRUTAL schedule compared to the Canes joke of a schedule of Charelston Southern, Temple, Duke, A and M, and a bunch of other scrubs.

JAY---you better pick up a newspaper because Miami has not faced a current top 10 team. Florida is #12 and #11. Nice try though and Florida beat you by more than the spread.
Miami has a weak @ss schedule and is playing in one of the weakest conferences and still cannot even COMPETE to even GO to the @CC title game.

Keep living in a dream world.

Canes fans are exchanging their Canes gear for Dolphins gear and Devil Rays gear as we speak!

Canes fans are exchanging their Canes gear for Dolphins gear and Devil Rays gear as we speak!

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 07, 2008 at 07:14 AM

Looks like Coke is exchanging Gaytor gear for Alabama gear!

SEC, WE LOSE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY

Go 'canes!

Eight of the SEC's 12 football teams have been found guilty of major rules violations since 1987.

SEC, WE CHEAT BIGGER AND BETTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY

Go 'canes!

Hey Lane Kiffin needs a job?

cokecanes,

What was Florida ranked when we played them?
That is what I was talking about you stupid idiot.

I think that if the refs didn't give them that reception and the momentum back, we would've won the game. I can't wait till we are playing like we were a few years back when we could beat anyone and the refs too.


Do you remember that(34 games in a row)??


It will never be matched again, especially by the gayturds!!!!!!


You better enjoy this while it lasts because I've got a feeling we won't be hearing from you
when Tebow is gone and we are winning again.


These events are just around the corner.


Getting nervous?

Let me correct myself.

USC won that many in a row a couple of years back.

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