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Marve suspension likely last straw

GREENTREE PRACTICE FIELD -- Now we know why Robert Marve won't be playing in the Emerald Bowl. According to his father, he was suspended for showing up late for a class. We still haven't heard Randy Shannon's version of the story because they are still practicing.

But the question now becomes as we wait for Thursday's practice to end, what happens if Marve does come back in the spring?

Coach Randy Shannon made a commitment to Marve this season, naming him the starter "no matter what." But it's quite obvious the redshirt freshman hasn't shown the type of character becoming of a starting quarterback. This is suspension No. 2 in his first real season at the helm. How can Shannon honestly look at anybody on his team now in the face -- much less Jacory Harris -- and keep Marve as the starter next season, even if he wins the battle in the spring? If that's the case, why would Marve even bother coming back. I'm sold this was Marve's last straw at Miami and despite what his father is saying, likely the end of his career as a Hurricane.

Miami will go with Jacory Harris as the starter in the Emerald Bowl Dec. 27. If Harris goes down, UM would have to go with either Cannon Smith and Taylor Cook in an emergency situation. It would blow a redshirt obviously, but at this point what else can the Canes do? I'll let you know what Randy talks about after practice. Stay tuned.

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ColaCane, Canethang, Jaime,

I'm with you.


Ga Cane,

Dorsey played behind Kelly in '99 and in his first start that year looked completely lost vs VT. Dorsey's run really started in the 2nd half of the '99 Gator.

Let's see how the Cal game plays out. Who knows, all this stuff may be moot in 9 days.

GACANE

LETS SEE HOW THE TEAM PLAYS WITH JACORY RUNNIN THE SHOW VERSUS CAL..
A.HE COULD STRUGGLE
B.HE COULD PLAY AVERAGE
C.HE COULD TORCH CALs SECONDARY AND WIN OVER ALL HIS DOUBTERS.

I PERSONALLY THINK C. WILL BE THE ANSWER.
I THINK NIX AND SHANNON WILL LOOK LIKE GOOD COACHES WHEN THEY HAVE A GUY WHO WILL LEAD LONG SCORING DRIVES FROM START TO FINISH.
OUR TEAM WILL LOOK TOTALLY DIFFERENT JUST WITH THIS ONE PLAYER.

I WILL BE BETTING ON THE CANES THRU BODOG,
SO IM GONNA PUT MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS.
IF IM WRONG I WILL SIGN ON FOR THE ABUSE.

Posted by: canethang | December 19, 2008 at 07:46 PM

I will personally take that bet. God, you're an idiot.

What you all fail to realize is that the U is full of thugs, basketball all the way to football. This kid was trouble from the get go and even refused taking a picture with my little cousin at the Super Regionals because of how drunk he was. I say get rid of him, because hes going to be the next Kyle Wright, typical white kid thinking hes a god, and let Jacory go to work. Oh and for the record, I highly doubt he just skipped a class, he probably slapped a girl or something and they're keeping it under wraps.

Posted by: HatetheU | December 19, 2008 at 09:51 AM

Full of thugs? Check the arrests of each school this decade and compare it to Miami's, you stupid f*ck. And, btw, Robert Marve is half black. Another dumb f*ck that knows nothing about what he's talking about. I mean, if you're going to come on here and talk sh*t, at least know what you are talking about. Assh0le.

He threw for four touchdowns as Miami rallied past Duke, two more scores to carry the Hurricanes out of a deficit at Virginia two weeks later, and after both of those games Harris was named the ACC's rookie of the week. Performances like those are part of the reason why Miami coach Randy Shannon doesn't have any reservations that Harris will be able to handle whatever Cal throws his way Saturday night.

"It's no different than what he did all season long," Shannon said. "He's going to be fine. He played all season long. Played in a lot of great games in tough situations."

Starting with that Duke game on Oct. 18, Harris has the 31st-highest passer rating of any quarterback in the country, among those with at least 15 attempts per game. Among ACC quarterbacks over that timespan, only North Carolina State's Russell Wilson was better, with a rating of 143.6 edging him past Harris' 141.8.

And unlike most backups — especially those a few months removed from high school — Harris has been received by teammates as a leader, too.

"Jacory Harris is a great quarterback," Farquharson said last week, on the day Marve's suspension and Harris' promotion to first-string were announced. "He had a great season this year. He's a smart guy. He's ice-cold in his veins. He plays well under pressure. He's a great guy."

Harris finished the regular season with a team-best 10 touchdown passes, one more than Marve. Harris also completed a higher percentage of his passes (60.8 to 54.5) than Marve, and threw an interception every 25.5 passes — compared to a one-every-16.4 clip by Marve.

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