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Canes snubbed on All-ACC team

CORAL GABLES -- The University of Miami didn't have a single player on the All-ACC Preseason Team. They don't have a single one on the post-season team. Monday afternoon, the Hurricnaes became the only ACC team without a first team selection.

Matt_bosherKicker Matt Bosher was the only Cane on the second team, earning honors as both the kicker and the punter. Safety Anthony Reddick earned honorable mention. It certainly is disappointing considering Miami finished 7-5 and is headed to a bowl game. You would have thought maybe Jason Fox would have been somewhere on the list. But even he didn't earn honorable mention. It's the second straight year Miami has failed to get a single player on the all-conference first team and yet another sign this team still has a long way to go. Plus, freshman Travis Benjamin finished the season as the ACC's leader in punt return average.

Here's the complete list...

OFFENSE
FIRST TEAM
QB-Russell Wilson, N.C. State (106)
RB-Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (134)
RB-Da'Rel Scott, Maryland (76)
WR-Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (130)
WR-D.J. Boldin, Wake Forest (76)
TE-John Phillips, Virginia (88)
OT-Eugene Monroe, Virginia (117)
OT-Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech (107)
OG-Rodney Hudson, Florida State (99)
OG-Cliff Ramsey, Boston College (78)
C-Edwin Williams, Maryland (62)
SECOND TEAM
QB-Thaddeus Lewis, Duke (28)
RB-Darren Evans, Virginia Tech (58)
RB-C.J. Spiller, Clemson (50)
WR-Eron Riley, Duke (57)
WR-Aaron Kelly, Clemson (56)
TE-Ryan Purvis, Boston College (45)
OT-Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina (42)
OT-Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (41)
OG-Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (48)
OG-Cord Howard, Georgia Tech (45)
C-Thomas Austin, Clemson (48)

DEFENSE
FIRST TEAM
DE-Everette Brown, Florida State (131)
DE-Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech (99)
DT-B.J. Raji, Boston College (103)
DT-Vance Walker, Georgia Tech (62)
LB-Mark Herzlich, Boston College (118)
LB-Michael Tauiliili, Duke (110)
LB-Aaron Curry, Wake Forest (106)
CB-Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest (134)
CB-Victor Harris, Virginia Tech (125)
S-Trimane Goddard, North Carolina (105)
S-Michael Hamlin, Clemson (89)
SECOND TEAM
DE-Orion Martin, Virginia Tech (61)
DE-Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (39)
DT-Ron Brace, Boston College (52)
DT-Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech (50)
LB-Clint Sintim, Virginia (79)
LB-Alex Wujciak, Maryland (43)
LB-Mark Paschal, North Carolina (40)
CB-Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (49)
CB-Tony Carter, Florida State (34)
CB-Kendric Burney, North Carolina (34)
S-Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (85)
S-Myron Rolle, Florida State (55)

SPECIAL TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
K-Graham Gano, Florida State (127)
P-Travis Baltz, Maryland (105)
Specialist-C.J. Spiller, Clemson (66)
SECOND TEAM
K-Matt Bosher, Miami (34)
P-Matt Bosher, Miami (60)
Specialist-Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State (41)

HONORABLE MENTION
OFFENSE: Riley Skinner, qb, Wake Forest (26); Antone Smith, rb, Florida State (33); Cedric Peerman, rb, Virginia (30); Darius Heyward-Bey, wr, Maryland (34); Kevin Ogletree, wr, Virginia (32); Dan Gronkowski, te, Maryland (41); Scott Burley, ot, Maryland (34); Thomas Claiborne, og, Boston College (38); Calvin Darity, og, North Carolina (34); Jaimie Thomas, og, Maryland (33); Nick Marshman, og, Virginia Tech (24); Ryan McMahon, c, Florida State (35); Matt Tennant, c, Boston College (33); Ryan Shuman, c, Virginia Tech (23).

DEFENSE: Derrick Morgan, de, Georgia Tech (26); Willie Young, de, N.C. State (25); Vince Oghobaase, dt, Duke (40); Boo Robinson, de, Wake Forest (31); Jeremy Navarre, dt, Maryland (29); Nate Irving, lb, N.C. State (28); Paul Anderson, s, Boston College (35); Anthony Reddick, s, Miami (23).

SPECIAL TEAMS: Dustin Keys, k, Virginia Tech (25); Brandon Tate, spec., North Carolina (33); T.J. Graham, spec., N.C. State (31).

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Hey Green you are right on,

Posted by: MiamiMike | December 01, 2008 at 01:18 PM

EXQUISITE TASTE

UM has to play FIU at FIU's new stadium.

Posted by: BabalawoOB | December 01, 2008 at 11:33 PM

booked from here to eternity …

WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/umblog/entries/2008/12/01/emerald_bowl_not_quite_a_done.html
Craig “Love” Handel, long-time UM beat writer for the Fort Myers News-Press, asked a pretty good question the other night in Raleigh while we were slurping down $37 steaks: ‘Would either Robert Marve or Jacory Harris be as far along as North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson if Randy Shannon had stuck with one all season long?’
-- jorge milian

MORE HARM THAN GOOD

I'm definitely not a fan of Nix but we finished 2nd in scoring in the ACC. The offensive game plan lacked imagination, but I saw more improvement from Nix than I saw from Shannon. Randy Shannon has an excuse for everything and look at his track record of not developing players. Next season he needs to win and stop with all the excuses.

I'll bite.

I don't think this is an age issue.

This is a development issue, and star power issue.

If you do a comparison, without bias... take a short look.

Year One (2001 vs. 2007)
QB- Ken Dorsey vs. Kyle Wright
RB- Clinton Portis vs. Graig Cooper
TE- Jeremy Shockey vs. Dedrick Epps
WR- Andre Johnson vs. Lance Leggett

Year Two (2002 vs. 2008)
QB- Ken Dorsey vs. Robert Marve
RB- Willis McGahee vs. Graig Cooper
TE- Kellen Winslow vs. Dedrick Epps
WR- Andre Johnson vs. Aldarius Johnson

This is only a glimpse, but very telling.

There is no justification whatsoever in comparing Randy Shannon's first two years to Larry Coker's. Furthermore, weren't Ed Reed, Sean Taylor, Jonathan Vilma, Dan Morgan, and D.J. Williams on those teams?

Calling for Shannon's head after two years with such a glaring discrepancy is utterly ridiculous.

Miami is Miami, with no excuses for losses period. 10 or 11 wins aren't enough to appease even Shannon himself.

However, there is definitive improvement with a mostly young team.

Sean Spence is amazing. Bosher is extremely competent. The Marcus'es (Forston, Robinson) are also fun to watch. I don't know what to think about the offense, despite Cooper's flashes of greatness...

...which leads me to this:

If you want to yell at Nix, go ahead. I have yet to see a go-to receiver emerge, or a run game dominate as was expected.

The playcalling was questionable at numerous points during the season.


As for Shannon, leave him alone.


LB

P.S.: Though if the improvement doesn't continue... this conversation is no longer moot.

Posted by: LB

RIGHT ON!!! SOME COMMON SENSE, FINALLY...
ALL THESE OTHERS WANT TO JUMP SHIP.... THE CANES ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION...

MIAMI WILL BE LUCKY TO GET ANY PLAYERS DRAFTED... THE CANES HAVE 3 POTENTIAL SECOND DAY DRAFT PICKS... B. JOHNSON & THE TWO DT'S & MAYBEE YOUNGBLOOD... BUT IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL IF THE CANES FIRST PLAYER IS DRAFTED IN THE FIFTH ROUND....

MIAMI IS GOING TO IMPROVE EVERY YEAR... THE CANE NATION IS DISAPPOINTED BUT CALLING FOR FIRINGS IS NOT THE ANSWER...

KYLE WRIGHT WAS THE TOP QB COMING OUT OF HIGHSCHOOL, WHAT HINDERED HIS DEVELOPMENT MOST WAS THE CHANGING OF THE OFFENSIVE SYSTEM JUST ABOUT EVERY YEAR HE WAS A CANE... RANDY LEARNS FROM HIS AND OTHERS MISTAKES... REPLACING NIX AND INSTALLING A NEW OFFENSIVE SYSTEM WILL SET BACK THESE YOUNG QB'S... UNLESS THEIR IS A TOP NOTCH QB COACH/ OC IS AVAILABLE; NIX DESERVES ONE MORE YEAR!

If anyone is drinking kool aid it's people who think we're back. Look at how the team regressed at the end of the year. I can accept 7-5, if I thought we improved the season progressed.

We're not exactly standing on 7 quality wins here (Charleston, A&M, UCF, Duke, Wake..). I would argue that we looked way better in some of our losses, e.g. Florida, UNC, and FSU. These kids showed a lot of heart in those games. Those were the high points of the season for me, they are the only things that give me hope for next year.

Why does everyone hate on us ? We go from almost clinching a spot in the ACC championship to this. This is why I keep saying it's us against the world!! Randy just keep doing a great job recruiting and we will be back on top in no time. NC state and thier QB is garbage. GO CANES!!

Nix has got to go!!! We've got talent on the d-line, linebacker, qb, and rb. We can recruit talent at the other positions. Here's the thing...I don't believe the offense will improve under Nix, regardless of how much talent we throw his way.

The jury is still out on Randy Shannon, he needs to be here for another years. Even if he's not the best "x's & o's" guy, the man can recruit and he's got a vision. That's enough for me right now.

yall always tripping on this blog.

Go Canes

Randy's the f%&#in Man.

Go canes beat ohio state tonight.

Randy will do the right thing. When he has a chance to step back and look at the two year body of work that Nix has thrown out there he will see that Nix's offense is not a championship offense. There is talent on the team and the ceiling is high on most of these kids. We are really looking to be in the national scene in 2010 in all reality. A new coordinator will have 2009 to gel with this group. However if we are sitting here having the same Nix conversation next year around this time it may be too late for RS and he may not get to see his vision all the way through. Just my opinion though. It's going to be a tough 2009 anyway and we'll take some more lumps. We might as well be better positioned for 2010, Shannon's contract year and the year he will make his statement.

Pat Forde today on ESPN.com wrote an article about trends of current teams based on preseason expectations. Since so many on here think the Canes are PROGRESSING and drinking the Kool-Aid, here is his analysis

Trend Indicator (based on preseason expectations) -- Clemson down. Florida State up, slightly. Wake Forest down. Maryland up. Boston College up. North Carolina State up. Virginia Tech down. North Carolina up. MIAMI DOWN. Georgia Tech up. Duke up. Virginia neutral.

sarasota...do you have the link?

i've gotta be honest, some of you so called "canes fans" are either ignorant or just plain do not know how football works.you can compare choker's situation w/ shannon's and to do so is just plain stupid.if u ever listen to the herd on espn radio or on espnu, he even says that coker drove our program into the ground and he's a usc homer.coker had all the talent in the world when he took over with coaches on the field in dorsey and reed.

shannon didn't have that same luxury as choker left him with very little as far as talent goes-and coker got rid of some great assistants(which were already in place when he took over)including my fav's kehoe and soldinger just to save his own arse.shannon had to assemble his own and on the fly-nothing good was left to shannon and U better believe that.

choker destroyed rome-we should be what usc is today,now shannon has to rebuild rome-not an easy task.talk to me in 2 yrs when shannon has all his guys in here and with some experience and please god more bulk(we look small).i promise U if he continues to recruit as he does and grow as a head coach we'll be just fine,but give the man at least 3-4 yrs as any new head coach should have before U tear into him.

that is all....peace

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&page=dash0814&sportCat=ncf

here is the link


As far as all Coker's fault dont forget RANDY SHANNON was here when Coker was here. So he was recruiting the same players you all classify as crap today. He deserves blame too. Shannon just did not walk into this team from the outside. He is a CONTINUATION of the Coker years, except worse.

Randy Shannon will need to go 48-3 just to match Coker's record at Miami. The same record Coker got fired with.

Shannon is D-O-N-E!

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