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Shannon: "Do we have a long way to go? Yeah"

Just got back upstairs from the the postgame locker room scene here at Dolphin Stadium where it is still pouring rain and there are still Canes fans hanging around, dumbfounded at this loss.

Florida State ran for 281 yards Saturday afternoon. Sophomore quarterback Christian Ponder led the way with 144 yards, becoming the first quarterback to eclipse the 100-yard rushing mark against the Canes since Virginia Tech's Bryan Randall did it in 2002.

Randy_shannon_actionI expected lots of anger and frustration following a loss in which Miami fell to 2-3 and 0-2 in the ACC. But I honestly didn't get that sense from players or coach Randy Shannon. I'm not saying there wasn't disappointment. But I got the sense players were actually proud of their second-half rally and content with the effort. It certainly wasn't doom and gloom, which I figure is what most of you are feeling.

Here's what Shannon told reporters: "It was a tough loss tonight. It was a great game. Both teams did a great job of finishing. I thought that we did a lot of great things and a lot of bad things tonight. Offensively, we couldn't get the run game going. We kind of struggled with that early in the game. We gave the ball to Graig Cooper early, but we couldn't get the run game cranked up the way we needed to. Our passing game started off sharp and crisp. They were doing a lot of good things. Then they started picking up blitzes and we made some plays of that. Defensively, we weren't able to hold them consistently. We got them to third down a lot of times, but then we couldn't get off the field. The special teams were tremendous. I thought that was the one phase of the game that kept us in it and gave us the opportunity to win. Special teams is the thing that you always say gives you the chance to win the game. That was the one phase we felt going into the game we had the opportunity to capitalize on. We did and it almost gave us a chance to win the game."

"Do we have a long ways to go? Yeah, I think so because we've got to win the game. I'm not going to make excuses for it. We're going to coach these guys hard. We're going to get these guys back to where they need to be. We're going to teach these guys what it takes to win the game and finish."

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COACHING IS THE PROBLEM AT THE U. PERIOD....
OTHER TEAMS WITH WAAAYYYY LESS TALENT PLAY A LOT BETTER THAN US.
AND STOP THAT CRA--P THAT WE ARE YOUNG AND THAT THE TEAM IS ON ITS WAY BACK. IF YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GAME OR OPEN YOUR EYES
YOU WILL SEE THAT WE COME INTO THE GAMES FLAT AND UNPREPARED. WE GET CONSTANTLY OUTCOACHED AND THE 39 POINTS THAT WE SCORED CAME FROM TURNOVERS,THE D AND TRICK PLAYS AND WHEN IT COUNTED INSIDE THE 20 NIX CALLED SO MANY BAD PLAYS THAT WE HAD TO SETTLE FOR FIELD GOALS.
WE HAD A CHANCE TO WIN AT THE END AND NIX CALLED A STPD QB DRAW RUN PLUS A RIDICULOUS SCREEN TO COOP IN THE MIDDLE PLUS A LOW % PASS TO THE CORNER AGAINST A VETERAN CORNERBACK INSTEAD OF RUNNING FROM THE WITH COOP AND THE FB LEADING. OR GOING FROM SHOTGUN ETC. POSITIVE PLAYS. ROLL OUT PASS , NAKED BOOTLEG,FAKE PLAY TO FOX ETC.

WHY DIDN'T HE TRY REVERSES WITH BENJAMIN IN THE FIRST HALF OR TRICK PLAYS OR SOMETHING WHEN WE WHERE SO PREDICTABLE... I WAS EVEN CALLING THE PLAYS BEFORE THEY CAME... COMMON GET REAL MAN...

Can you guys hire Coach Shannon to a 15 year extension? Please give him a lot of time, tons. Blame everyone but him. This guy is the greatest thing for the Seminoles and Gators and Bulls and Owls.

im sorry to say it but in 2010 we will be worse than today if we keep nix....

de-cokerized????? FYI - To all you Coker recruiting bashers have to remember Shannon was on that team to and he was the recruiting cord.

im sorry to say it but in 2010 we will be worse than today if we keep nix....

Posted by: Jerry | October 05, 2008 at 06:20 PM

de-cokerized????? FYI - To all you Coker recruiting bashers have to remember Shannon was on that team to and he was the recruiting cord.


Posted by: Upside Down Margarita | October 05, 2008 at 06:38 PM

Wahhhhhhhhh, Boooooo Hoooooooo The sky is falling!!! We will never be good again!!! Booo Hooo My tampon fell out at the game! Boo Hooo What's on Lifetime tonight? Booo Hooooo Fire (insert coaches name here) Boo Hooo

"F"ing whiners!

TIME TAKES TIME

Go 'canes!

The reason why the D is having problems is because we are watching a tired Defense who are on the field the majority of the game. I commend the fact that Miami wanted to open things up w/ the passing game but why not start things off with running the ball w/ cooper ? That is what has been the key to opening thins up. I'm sure this will be corrected as each game comes UCF, Duke, Wake, and Virginia are games we should win.

HAVE WE BEEN IN EVERY GAME IN THE 4TH QTR THIS YEAR? YES OR NO?? THAT SAYS HOW FAR WE HAVE COME---WE COULD HAVE WON EVERY GAME - we have to win at least those 4 you mention above by the way, we need 6 to get to a bowl, randy cant go 2 years w/o a bowl----Sorry to tell you cane bashers, but we can easily be 4-1 now,---------Coker had final say to the de cokerized guy on recruiting, period---He got no one from so fla accept left overs--why do you think USF and even for a few years(not now)UCF and especially the gators got good, many of those kids would have went to miami had shannon been recruiting when coker was here(final decisions)----YOu blame shannon for 3 straight classes w/o a qb? or 2 straight w/ no wr's?? or 1 something like that? look what he did last year. Besides Marve and Jacory, he still got cannon smith and Taylor Cook-2 more qb's(redshirting and was an espn 150 player). Jimmy johnsons 1st year we lost 5 games, everyone hated Jimmy. Butch didnt get us to a bcs game for 5 seasons. 5. And we werent good until our 4th year under butch--that 98 season where we upset UCLA( and we werent great). So, GET OFF RANDYS BACK----REALLY---WE HAD NO TALENT-NO WR's, NO QBS, and we are competing every F___ing week, anf again, could be 4-1, or lets not forget had the gators call not gone their way when it was 9-3, who knows.

AGAIN--ANSWER THIS---------HAVE THE CANES BEEN IN EVERY GAME IN THE 4TH QUARTER???????????? THATS COACHING AND WE HAVE CAME ALONG WAY

Someone made a comment about going for 2 after the Cooper TD Pass to Benjamin. I second that. Lets analyze this for a second. A two point conversion makes it a one score game at 31-23. No guarantees you will convert a 2 but at least you give your team a chance to tie the game with one subsequent score. You also have to go for two when the score is 34-28. If you convert the score is 34-30. Lets analyze what happened after. We kick a field goal and FSU follows with a TD making the score 41-32, and a two score game. If Randy Shannon goes for two and we convert, the score would have been 41-33. Huge difference considering that UM drove down the field and scored a late TD. A subsequent 2 point conversion would have given us a chance to tie. I know the players made huge mistakes which could have changed the outcome but that is to be expected from a young team in a game of this caliber. However, the coaches failing to make proper decisions to put your team in the best position to win the game at the end is unforgivable. The decision ultimately put the game out of reach. Its a shame and very demoralizing. The team marched down the field against all odds and scored when the game was all but over. They deserved the opportunity to at least try and tie the game, but that opportunity to try was not available to them because the coaches failed to give them that chance earlier.

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!

"Sorry to tell you cane bashers, but we can easily be 4-1 now" - Captain Chaos

All it would have taken was hiring your first choice coach instead of your fourth choice.

5-7 AGAIN & HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

"TIME TAKES TIME" - Sarasota 'Cane

And the game is 60 minutes long, so not sure what your point is?

LEARN TO PLAY ALL OF THEM

If you ask me do we have a long way to go i will say hell no. Shannon stop selling us a bunch of bull. the talent is there. You can not tell me that Georgia Tech has more talent than us, yet they have a better ACC and overall record with 1st year coach and a new triple option offense. Yes i said triple option, using none of the players he recruited but using C.Gaileys's recruits. I'll give Shannon another year but he has got to tighten up before another coach comes in and win a championship with his talent.

"41 @ HM VS FSU? NOT EVER" - marky mark
Ummmmmm try 48-0 in the OB Finale vs UVA.

FSU & UVA ARE TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS THE LAST 6 OR SO TIMES WE PLAYED THEM WE SHUT THEM DOWN. OF THE PREVIOUS 9 GAMES WE PLAYED THEY WON 2 & OF THOSE 2 WINS THEY HAD 20 TOTAL PTs. EVER AS IN 30 +Pts A GAME AND THE REDZONE STCKNESS EVERY TIME IN WE GIVE UP PTs.

canesrule, U THINK YOUNG IS DOING HIS JOB?

"canesrule, U THINK YOUNG IS DOING HIS JOB?" - marky mark

No and no one else is either. That's what happens when U hire an assistant coach to do a head coach's job. Shannon could have used 3 - 4 experience at FAU then applied for the job.

U GET WHAT U PAY FOR

The scouting report on the Canes is pretty straightforward. On offense, the receivers run poor routes, drop balls and when they do catch they are a minimal threat to run after the catch. There really is no passinng game, so you load up against the run. You need to watch out for Cooper. That's it.

On defense, the secondary cannot cover anyone in either man or zone. They are likely to incur penalties and they are not a big threat for interceptions, so go ahead and throw it out there at them. That loosens up the run D, and then you can run all day. Also, they cannot stop a scrambling QB so build alot of planned scrambles and you will kill Miami with it all day long.

Don't kick the ball to the Benjamin kid.

As for the FSU, the Canes looked terrible. The only reason the game was close was because FSU kept trying to self-destruct. This Miami team is extremely far away from being competitive.

If a tree falls in the Canes secondary, are DVD, Grant, and Bruce Johnson within 30 feet?

If Eric Moncur is still tied for the team lead in INTs (and is healthy), should he be moved to DB?

You dont win games where you go down 24 points and dont come out ready to play. The hangover from the UNC game was apparent, that I blame on the coaches.

I knew not going for two in the second half would come back to haunt them. Going for two made sense earlier with the math and would have put Miami in a position to tie on a late two point conversion. I dont think miami wins that one in overtime, but we will never know. again, coaching is at fault.

I like sam shields, i think he will be a good college recceiver. he is a junior, and it is apparent to this point he hasnt been coached well. no way any coach should have let 12 people in the huddle in the first place. i didnt like shannon putting the young man on the line like that in the press conference. coaches fault for not counting, thought there was always a counter on the sidelines telling people to go in and out. plus, there was a long pause before that turn of possession as the refs were straightening things out. lack of preparation on some coaches part there.

miami has major o line and d line problems. neither group can compete, and both groups are rather soft. miami will not win more than a couple games this year if these two groups do not toughen up. college football games are won in the trenches, and miami has no current strenght in the trenches.

tough loss to take, will make me sick for a very long time. theyve gotta crush ucf next week and get ready to go play a very improved duke team in a couple weeks for the first conference hopeful win.

with the way the dbs are playing, miami mine as well line up and blitz every single down. if i see one more third down where miami drops 8 and rushes 3, i am gonna personally run down on the field and rush the passer myself. qb pressure has been non existent this year.

on offense, i would just wonder what the first series was about. i would have run the ball and established cooper instead of trying to go for it all with three ineffective passing plays.

canesrule 9 'ships


are you half stupid or 49% dumb ?

As usual the fair weather fans are out like b****hes they are whinning,Oh why can't we win all the time send us a coach that can walk on water. This coach has stepped in and cleaned up the program, but we don't want that we want a Penitentiary U (Penn St.) that is winning or a program that half the athletics were suspended for cheating.Before this coach most programs from every were were coming down to south fl.and raping us for our best athletics and coming here and beating us,I believe the fans no (people) that are complaining are trying to sabotage the program if you had any knowlege of the game than you would understand the process that it takes to build a winner if you don't take your stink baby wipes and find another team.I am a true fan and I can remember when the U was not winning,but I stuck thats what fans do.PUNK

Gotta love the "young" excuse especially when two teams the Canes lost to (Gaytors and Seminoles) were comparable with inexperienced players.


Please sign Randy Shannon to an extension now!!! 10 years, 15 years or longer!!!

The Canes have NO SHOT at a NC 2, 3, or 4 years down the road much less an ACC title.

You all are living in a DREAMWORLD!!!!

Enjoy the Smurf bowl or some insignificant bowl on December 20th.

The U---bunch of whiners and EXCUSES

We got some Canes over here?

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

If they fired Randy Shannon now, everybody in a couple years will be saying that the next coach in Miami won their National Championship with Randy Shannon players. The same thing happen in Gaytor country when Zook was fired and never given a chance. What were they saying when UF won in 2006.....Urban Meyer won with Ron Zooks players. Look what Meyer is doing with the gayturds....absolutly nothing. They lost 4 games last year and will lose the same amount this year.

GIVE SHANNON TIME. IT JUST DOES NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!

Can't stand some of you Miami fans out there. Why don't you start coming to the games and supporting them, instead of not going when they are losing.

thirstybuzzardcane: I agree with you. I can never understand why the U can never fill up the stadium at any home game whether we are winning or losing. I wish I lived close to Miami and I would be there for every home game!!!!

Part of the problem with our secondary is our D-Line. It has been a long time since we have been able to get good pressure on the QB with our D-Line. I am hopeful that Fortson will develop into another Kennedy or Sapp, but we are really lacking. The majority of the pressure we get comes from LB & DB Blitzes that leave our DB's exposed. We have to to keep the other team off-balance, but we really need more production from the d-line. Even Neon-Deon (One of the greatest Corners of all-time) could not cover his man forever with our D-line...

I hate losing. But, I'm soooooo much happier with the efforts of this team compared to the last several. Hang in there guys. We see your progress. We are stoked for the future. When the time comes, you guys will rock and wins will pour in!

Aloha,

Shaun
Class of '95

I agree!

It is ok the Canes lose as long as they hustle on and off the field and put on a smile.

I really like this years Canes team.

Losing with a smile!

I hate to say it but I have never seen a coach hired from withthen work out.This team looks so confused, I would hope the hole coaching staff is being paid very cheap if at all. better get use to watching old clips on Utube.I feel sorry for the new recruits.

BRANDON HARRIR SUCKS I MEAN REALLY SUCKS HIM AND HIS DAD NEEDS TO PACK IT UP

WAY TO GO SHANNON YOU MADE A DEAL WITH COACH ICE TO BRING IN THE KIDS FROM BOOKER T AND IN RETURN YOULL GIVE HIM A JOB HUH WELL YOUR DEAL WITH THE DEVIL BACK FIRED BECAUSE BRANDON HARRIS SUCKS LOL BUT THANKS FOR COLLIER

why the hell isnt dvd playing? dam shannon and mcgriff suck

BILL YOUNG'S "D"

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????

NIX'S "O"

NCAA (Red Zone Efficiency)OFFENSE IS #25 IN THE COUNTRY 21 DRIVES 19 SCORES.12 TDs & 7FGs

NIX'S "O"

NCAA(Red Zone Efficiency-OFFENSE IS #25 IN THE COUNTRY 21 DRIVES 16 SCORES 12 TDs & 7FGs

too bad benjamin can't play both ways, he was the one of the only guys that didnt have an awful game. The secondary cant handle double or even single moves, especially harris. The talent on both sides of the field was even with the exception of line play. The team looked undisciplined and under coached. If not for the last recruiting class the team would be openly regarded as worse than last years. Shannon is not the guy.

too bad benjamin can't play both ways, he was the one of the only guys that didnt have an awful game. The secondary cant handle double or even single moves, especially harris. The talent on both sides of the field was even with the exception of line play. The team looked undisciplined and under coached. If not for the last recruiting class the team would be openly regarded as worse than last years. Shannon is not the guy.

How are we expected to win when we can't even stop the QB from rushing for 100+ yards? Or 3rd and goal from the 20 and they score? WTF is the defense, 2 people spying on QB, what about the FKN RB? Retards, just pathetic, waste of energy to go to the games and cheer, fkn chumps for yet another year. and everyone says they played hard, almost cameback, F THAT, THEY STILL LOST MORONS, AND TO FSU, OF ALL TEAMS

Here we go again with you couch coaches. I agree with r-dub. You cannot play scared. If we didn't have the recruiting class we have now, trust me it would be a lot worse. You cannot fire every coach you get after a year or two. If it took B. Davis 5 years to produce an championship team, did you think with Shannon it was going to be done in 1? There are some adjustments that have to be made. Miami fans are not fans at all. Just a bunch of whiners, never happy. Canes, do not let any of this crap get into your heads and that includes the coaches. Do what you do and go CANES!!!!!

the u sucks big time and i mean suck and thats tht .7games in two years way to go lol

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