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UCF injury report

Another Thursday injury report, another round of surprises. Some of its good. Some of its not.

Chris_barneyOn Sunday, coach Randy Shannon was asked if guard Chris Barney could be back anytime soon to help a UM offensive line which has likely lost starting right tackle Reggie Youngblood for the season. Shannon told us "No. Not right now." Surprise! Barney, who went down with a leg injury during fall camp, is now listed as questionable for Saturday's game against UCF at Dolphin Stadium at 3:45 p.m.

That's good news for the Canes (if its true). UM had to move senior Chris Rutledge back outside from guard to tackle to help rotate with Tyrone Byrd on the right side last week and have an inexperienced Tyler Pipho as the other tackle reserve -- a player Jason Fox told me this week is improving. If Barney comes back, he can now rotate with Joel Figueroa, Orlando Franklin and AJ Trump on the inside.

Also new and good news -- defensive tackle Josh Holmes and freshman offensive lineman Ben Jones -- have been upgraded from out to doubtful, which tells us they may finally be getting healthy enough to return at some point this season.

That's the bulk of the good news, which also includes -- as we expected -- freshman receiver Thearon Collier being listed as questionable. Shannon told us earlier this week he was hoping Collier could play between 15-20 snaps in the slot.

But the rest of the news isn't as encouraging. Receiver Leonard Hankerson (leg) and running back Javarris James (leg) are listed as doubtful and freshman linebacker Jordan Futch (head), running back Damien Berry (leg) and freshman safety Vaughn Telemaque (arm) are out this week. In all, Miami will head into its game this week with the most injuries they've had all season and with five guys considered starters out -- James, Youngblood, Hankerson, linebacker Colin McCarthy and defensive end Eric Moncur.

> I spent a few minutes Tuesday talking with Jason Fox about the state of the team, especially now with so many leaders going down with injuries. Fox basically told me he's not worried because many of the leaders will still be around, coaching from the sidelines like Glenn Cook did last season. Look for our Brian Costa to have a story on the effect of the injuries in terms of leadership in Friday's paper.

Matt_bosher> Last week, punter Matt Bosher took quite a whack when he ran for a first down on a fake punt. Bosher didn't duck out of bounds and heard about it from coaches afterward, who told him he needs to be a little smarter than that. Consider it a fearless factor for Bosher's part, who took plenty of whacks playing high school soccer and is unafraid to mix it up with bigger guys. We saw that with his two tackles at Florida.

Should Bosher go down, though, Miami would be in an awfully tough spot. Right now, Robert Marve is considered the only active backup punter with freshman quarterback Taylor Cook not dressing for games. Freshman Jake Wieclaw could potentially come in and kick field goals, but he still doesn't appear ready.

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First! Great job Manny!

Marve is a backup punter?! Thanks for the update Manny. Sucks about JJ, but I'm hoping they are saying "doubtful" just because they want to keep him fresh for the following week when we restart the conference games.

P.S. Comparing Shannon to Davis is assinine. RS didn't walk into a program that had lost 30 scholarships. The "senior leaders" that you say we don't have, RS helped recruit. I want RS to succeed, but please stop with the homerism and call a spade a spade. We need help, and RS needs to start manning up for the short-commings of this team and stop throwing these kids under the bus.

guys im afraid to sya this but UCF could beat miami, i mean they almost beat USF...if we go 2-4 and loose to 3 football teams in flordia, then we are officially a basektball school. -Matt

Can someone please tell these coaches to quit recruiting from Pace High School!!!
Enuff of these soft non playing scrubs from a weak private school! - caneforlife

i give up THE U SUCKS AND THE COACHES SHOULDNT HAVE DID THAT TO SAM SHIELDS .I CANT WAIT TILL ALL OF THEM ARE FIRED MAN I CANT WAIT .AND WHY THE HELL IS BRANDON HARRIS STARTING OH I FORGOT HIS DADS A COACH. - John

Last year we talked about discipline. Tell me exactly how RS has instilled that? Penalties per game hasn't dropped significantly, we're still making bonehead plays. I'm not trying to poop on RS, but c'mon already stop with the "Rome wasn't built in a day" garbage. -Casual Observer

"I support Randy all the way, but hypothetically, if things don't work out in the next few years I say consider Chud." - Canesrule 9 'ships

If we cotinue to play like this, we'll be lucky to go 6-6. -C.O.

This is all on Shannon.

No doubt Shannon is a good recruiter. We’ve got some promising players.

But as a motivator as a game day coach - he’s just lacking. This team is just not prepared to play this week. But you can look back to last year. The biggest game on the schedule the one game you had to win was against Virginia. The game to close the OB. It’s not that we lost that game …we were embarrassed. We’re getting embarassed again today.. - Canefan

^ And your point is...?

the canes dont need any of those guys this weekend anyway..let them rest...IF canes cant beat USF, they in bad shape anyway..let coop and company run the legs off UCF team..they will be wore out in second half, UCF is good team..but they dont have speed of miami..so canes can get by with all second stringers..let 1st team take weekend off, and get ready for DUKE..let marve play 1st series, and put MR Football 2 in game..and let him wear out UCF..if Duke was playing in miami, i would say they lose..but not so sure about Dukes home field..although canes have 1 up on road.i wonder if they can beat Duke at home..N.C. gave miami 1st half, then socked it to canes..in 2nd half.. will have to see..if same thing happens again..THEY CALL ME RICK.

SHANNON HATERS PLEASE READ:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-flsphyde08sboct08,0,6466687.column

WOW! Our two ACC loses are by a total of SIX points, and we have all this hating!?!? Makes no sense at all. Can we please wait it out? Coker messed us up bad. We have ZERO NFL studs on this team as far as seniors and juniors. It's time to get use to that instead of bashing Shannon and company. We must have patience and give Shannon and company time. Support your fellow Cane, and leave it at that.

well thats part of problem with U...if punter ran and got 1st down, ya dont tell him he did lousey job, or chew him out, taking chances is name of game..and punter knows he may get hurt because of it.but kids trying to help team win..and thats baloney about giving kid what fer, after he got 1st down..next time he will go out of bounds and not get 1st down..and thats not positive thinking..let these kids have their heads and try to win..they are playing to win?? are they not???.

@Rick

HQHOF: they are playing to win??

Congrats, U just got inducted into the Homer Quote Hall of Fame

just 1 thing!!! if these guys post or blog, about something they love. dont knock them..every team has bad times..so what!..if guy or gal wants to raise sand about it, that their business..these guys and gals say things about coaches, ETC,ETC..so what..it makes their day..and they are not getting paid for it..some folks say nice things, some dont..but thats their way..thats what america's all about..We have right to say whats on our minds..at moment...but when games on, those same fans are crying in their milk because team is losing..no bodys perfect, so dont knock true fans..they say this and that but deep down they love this team..you have your say and they have their say!!! end of story..THEY CALL ME RICK.

@cane360

You missed the bus 360. Hyde wrote a homer piece that never looked objectively at the situation. Many of the commenters on the article disagree strongly. Hyde doesn't know anymore than anyone else. He's just a dude with a keyboard and an opinion. Randy has come off as such an enormous scatterbrain that it's very difficult to realistically see him developing his recruits to the top level of D-1. Don't agree? He got schooooled by Butch. I know Butch Davis. Randy Shannon is no Butch Davis. So pound dirt with the Butch comparisons. Miami hasn't gotten a single vote for the top 25. He recruited many of these upperclassmen(s). Randy was voted dead last in a poll of 66 BCS coaches by HIS PEERS. You can drink the RS Kool-aid all you want. The jury is still way out on this guy.

No worries Rick. I rather U be a homer than a fair weather. Just keep riding the wave!!!

GO CANES!!!

P.S. As you can tell, people seem to be the "tough guy" behind their keyboards. Let them hide. That's all they have going for them anyway.

TKS BUB...HQHOF..i saw kid getting butt kicked by coaches...and i dont think its fair..to kid..when i was playing HS football, it was same ol thing..ya take chances and get burned by ya coach for worrying about getting hurt..if i did that i would not play..and i had my butt kicked tem ways into sunday..by bigger guys than me..so what..sit out play and sneak back in, and call play before coach knew i was back in..those where fun days..then go to house, and mom would give me what fer also..but do it again next week..thats football. wish i was still their..but age keeps me from playing but still can give em what fer..from stands or home..and TV cant cuss me back..THEY CALL ME RICK.

Posted by: Sebastian | October 09, 2008 at 03:43 PM

Sorry dude. I have to disagree. One year and not even a half of head coaching under Shannon's belt. It's called growing pains, and the best part is we get to witness it. Can't wait for 5 years from now, and we look back. I have plenty of crow for all of U. There are so many haters I've decided to turn my house into a crow farm. LOL

Former players and even coaches like Jimmy Johnson says Shannon is the right man for the job to get this program turned around. I guess they are all wrong.

Oh, we want a 4 million dollar coach to come in here with tons of experience, i.e. Urban Meyer, just so we can't beat Auburn EVER, and almost lose or does lose to Ole Miss every year. That NC he pulled, yeah, that's a mirage.

Butch had 22 years of coaching under his belt before coming to THE U. Shannon has 15. I would love to see Shannon 7 years from now.

P.S. Oh, how we forget Butch went from 9-3 to 5-6 in '96 and '97 respectively.

I am a little concerned with all of these injuries that the Hurricanes have been having. This continues a trend from last year. The injuries with the fact that the Hurricanes don't seem to be able to pull a game out in the forth quarter puts into question this teams conditioning.

I wish we had 11 players like Matt Bosher on defense. What a tough guy. Man he has the heart that i wish the defense had. Can we put Matt at Line backer if not how about safety.

Everyone bashing Randy Shannon because of the lack of production from this team is being unfair. The only person to blame for the U's struggles is Larry Coker. Right now Randy has to try to win with what Coker left him and it isn't much. Look at this team and tell me what Junior or Senior stands out and is making plays? I am sure you can't think of one. Instead all the players that are making plays for this team are either freshmen or sophomores, those are Randy's kids they are just extremely young so give Randy the time he needs to turn this team around.

Manny i agree with you but the thing that has been disappointing me is the team is soft , poor tackling, lack of gang tackling, no turnovers and can't get off the field on third downs. Ooh and also the inibility to play a whole 60 minute game. that sounds like coaching to me.

I support Randy all the way!!!

10, 15, 20 years, heck as long as he lives. Hopefully he can go until Joe Paterno's age.

Randy Shannon is the best thing for FSU, Florida, South Florida, FAU, FIU, FAMU, and the rest of the Nation.

Go Randy!!!! Raise your team to mediocrity!!! Win this game so the fans get off you some!!!
Smurf Bowl in Boise Idaho here the Canes come!!!

Until we get rid of these deadweight upperclassmen like Shields, Johnson, Farquarshon, Cook, Jones, we'll never be successful. NUFF SAID.

The title of this blog is "UCF injury report" however I do not see a thing about UCF's injuries. I was optimistic I would read something about UCF's injuries instead I have to hear about the Canes injuries and even more ammunition for the myriad of excuses that come out of Canes fans' mouths.

In order of the top Canes Excuses
6) It is all Larry Coker's fault---yadda yadda yadda...dude was like 60something and 15 and Randy Shannon is like 7-10. That is improvement!
5) We are too young --eventhough both UF and FSU were just as young
4) It was raining---both teams play in the rain
3) We have too many injuries---so does everyone in college football, deal with it
2) Marcus Forston had a cold---poor baby. maybe grow a sac and play during some pain instead of being on the injury list...what a little girl...what happened to this punk? He beats up on all that lesser high school talent but when Florida and FSU calls he is invisible.
1) Our coaches stink---yeah, everyone in the country has been trying to tell you guys this but you guys are delusional

I believe in Shannon also also . I just don't believe cane nation will have the patience to see him threw this. First he's got to start winning home games. Then ACC games. He can start by putting a number on UCF. There is no reason why we should not put a 50 spot on UCF. We scored 36 in the second half on a good FSU defense. That will be the progress the Cane nation is looking for.

get to 3-3 and then play tough game to game and get bowl eligible...

makes this alum happy for 2008

RS came into a very talented team and has a losing record. Butch Davis stepped into a talent deficient team, especially compared to um and has a winning record... please explain that!!!

Florida Gaytors

Best QB ever to play NCAA football! Check!

Best, Most talented, all purpose WR ever to suit up for Florida! Check!

$2,000,000,000.00 training facility! Check!

$500,000,000.00 coaching budget! Check! (Includes incentives, tax dollars, and a big chunk of the federal bailout package!)

Skanks! Double check! (Well hell yeah!)

LOST to the WORST team in the SEC (AT HOME) Ole Miss.!!! Check!

LSU is coming this Saturday night! Ouch, trap! Check!

WWW.FIREURBANMEYERANDDANWERNER.COM

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN WHY THE COACHING STAFF AT FLORIDA HAS NOT DEVELOPED ALONG THE LINES OF THE TALENT THAT THEY RECRUIT

3 DEEP AT EVERY POSITION, STILL LOSE TO OLE MISS

COULD IT BE THE CURSE OF RON ZOOK

TO BE CONTINUED

Go 'canes!!

I support Randy all the way!!!

10, 15, 20 years, heck as long as he lives. Hopefully he can go until Joe Paterno's age.

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 09, 2008 at 09:19 PM

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR DOUCHE BAG

Go 'canes!

Posted by: CokeCanes | October 09, 2008 at 09:19 PM

BITTER, GRADUAL, PAINFUL, SLOW, AGONIZING, RESENTFUL, JEALOUS, SPITEFUL

COME ON GAYTORS, GET UP, AND GO

Go 'canes!

maybe matt bosher can tackle antone smith. anyway hopefully there leaving jj out for this game to have him ready for the rest of the acc schedule. hopefully jermaine mckenzie will get an opprutunity to play and see if hes better then shields or jones.

9 deep at every position!

Greatest recruiter/gameday coach ever! (At Utah)

Jesus under center!

Lost Old Miss. at home!

EVEN GOD HATES THE GAYTORS

Two questions which the answers will determine wins and loses for the rest of the season.

WHO ON OFFENSE WILL GO UP TO THE D ON THE SIDELINE AND TELL'EM, WE NEED A STOP ON THIS DRIVE... STOP'EM ON 3RD DOWN; IN THE REDZONE... WE NEED A TURNOVER D.


WHO ON DEFENSE WILL GO TO THE O ON THE SIDELINE AND TELL'EM, WE NEED POINTS THIS DRIVE... ANSWER THEIR SCORE...

Leaders seem to be non-existent this year for the Canes. One of these young fresh or soph have to step up the leadership role. Since the upperclassmen are unwilling or unable to lead these young players have to do it.

Did Fortson or Spence lead the NW Bullz D? Most of the youngins have earned the respect of the staff, players, and fans. Its time for them to not only step up on the field but off it too...

Who's going to lead the 2008 Hurricanes turnaround?

I live in Jacksonville and i am not able to go to the UCF game this weekend could I still catch it on TV?

its on ESPNU

WHO ON OFFENSE WILL GO UP TO THE D ON THE SIDELINE AND TELL'EM, WE NEED A STOP ON THIS DRIVE... STOP'EM ON 3RD DOWN; IN THE REDZONE... WE NEED A TURNOVER D.


WHO ON DEFENSE WILL GO TO THE O ON THE SIDELINE AND TELL'EM, WE NEED POINTS THIS DRIVE... ANSWER THEIR SCORE...


CIRCLE JERK

Posted by: Zagaki sniffs Kehoe's steamer at midfield on your temporary U | October 10, 2008 at 08:17 AM

CLEVER...DISGUSTING, BUT CLEVER

Go 'canes!

Canes Come-back must start tomorrow and need to run the table... not likely but that is the charted coarse, if we want the ACC title.

If so, we might play FSU again for the grudge match at 41/39... wouldn't that be sweet!

Being a blinded 12 percenter, I've been saying Play the Freshmen forever... OK guy's, the ball is in your hands... Time to strap-up and play like you got'em.

Cat5

All you Lame fans are worried about winning the ACC title? Why, you can't even win your own division... or even in your own county. Canes blow!

ACC title? Get back on your zoloft homer. Clearly your knowledge of football STOPS abruptly at the edge of the 305.

Thanks Herbal Minded for the info.

"My question is which current Cane backup running back is out of a job?" Manny N.

In my opinion, all of them. Our running game works best with bigger backs-at least 210lbs. Both Miller and Brown will be around that size, and will take over the position. James is too fragile, and the other guys are too small. Cooper has skills and they need to find a way to utilize him, but the rest are history.

Hey Csuck
What do you expect... we as fans, want to win and want to support the team by any way possible... I don't know your negative issues and even why your here but by your posts, I don't care....

Yeah we are screwing up, yeah we are losing,Yeah we are young and Yeah, Yeah and Yeah! So what, we'll see who laughs last, next year

SOoooo Suckface, find another site or KissMyAz

Posted by: Cat5 Cane | October 10, 2008 at 03:04 PM

Cat 5, He's a Gaytor with no where else to blog!! Have you ever been to THEIR blog on the Herald, Gator Clause? What a joke! If you and I both left a post there today, there would be two posts total by midnight!

What's going on with Florida football????

Top rated talent, more money for training than any other school in the state, some of the highest paid coaches in the south, lost to the WORST team in the SEC????????????????

AFTER CAREFUL ANALYSIS, IT'S GOT TO BE THE COACHES

THE CURSE OF RON ZOOK IS IN THE 90,000 LARGE HOUSE

Go 'canes!

Yo...i love how we are annointing brown, miller, and james...i think we haven't learned from Richard Gordon, Kyle Wright, Ryan Moore, and Allen Bailey...etc.

Howdy Pards:
UCF will be a very good opponent, Canes have to play tuff to win. Randy needs to recruit some big mean studs for lineman on both sides of ball,then Canes will be great again.

I learned that RS came into a very talented team and has a losing record. Butch Davis stepped into a talent deficient team, especially compared to um and has a winning record.

-James

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